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[08/16/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 16
Updates include: The CW on track for "Sex and the City" prequel series; Jim Belushi eyes a return to comedy; and a bevy of casting news.

[08/16/11 - 05:14 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Holds Onto Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "The Lying Game," Bravo's "Most Eligible Dallas" and HBO's "Gloria: In Her Own Words."

[08/16/11 - 05:06 PM]
"Teen Wolf" Season One Comes to a Dramatic Conclusion and Scores Series High Ratings
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 04:12 PM]
The Healing Power of Laughter Continues as Adult Swim Announces Season 4 Pickup of Acclaimed Comedy "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm very pleased and honored by this announcement," said Rob Corddry. "I'm also very surprised, given that I write this show when I'm very, very drunk."

[08/16/11 - 03:51 PM]
Oxygen's "Hair Battle Spectacular" Shows Demo Growth in Premiere Episode
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 03:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Honeymoon for One" Proves An Irresisitble Journey for 2.9 Million Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, August 13.

[08/16/11 - 03:00 PM]
Sean Astin, JoBeth Williams and Natalie Hall Star in "Love's Christmas Journey" Slated for November
Inspired by Janette Oke's award winning book series, the four-hour Christmas movie event also stars Greg Vaughan.

[08/16/11 - 02:52 PM]
FOX Wins Fifth Week in a Row
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 02:12 PM]
Investigation Discovery's "I Didn't Do It" Tells the Story of a True Nightmare
The new one-hour special debuts Saturday, August 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/11 - 01:51 PM]
Disney XD Debut of "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension" is the Network's No. 1 Movie Telecast Ever
Disney XD spins the numbers for Saturday, August 13.

[08/16/11 - 01:50 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Next Food Network Star" Wraps With Season High
E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and History's "Top Gear" also hit season highs.

[08/16/11 - 12:52 PM]
Food Network #1 in Cable Sunday Night
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:34 PM]
History's "Ice Road Truckers" and "Top Gear" Hit Season Highs on Sunday
History spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:31 PM]
"iCarly" Scores 5.5 Million Viewers and Ranks as Weeks' Top Kid and Tween Telecast
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 12:25 PM]
Animal Planet's "Hillbilly Handfishin'" Continues to Snare Record Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:16 PM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group, MYTRAK and Reveille to Launch The Biggest Loser Slim Coach System
This September, the technology will be available to show contestants and people all across North America, allowing them to compare their activity levels to the show's contestants.

[08/16/11 - 12:14 PM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the Sixth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 12:08 PM]
Pushed Over the Edge: Extraordinary Firsthand Accounts in Discovery Channel's Newest Series "I Faked My Own Death"
The three-part series premieres Saturday, September 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[08/16/11 - 11:43 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day and Prime for the 9th Straight Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 11:17 AM]
Tuesday's "America's Got Talent" is the #1 Program of the Week on the Broadcast Networks in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 10:49 AM]
Basic Cable's Top Two Scripted Series - "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" - Continue TNT's Tremendous Success Last Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 10:33 AM]
Disney Channel to Premiere "Pixie Hollow Games," A New Disney Fairies Animated Special Starring Brenda Song, Jason Dolley, Tiffany Thornton and Zendaya
The special is executive-produced by Academy Award winner John Lasseter and directed by Bradley Raymond.

[08/16/11 - 10:22 AM]
ABC Finishes as the 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network for the Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 09:15 AM]
Lincoln MKX Gets Star Turn in USA's Newest Original Series "Necessary Roughness"
The Lincoln MKX premium midsize crossover is featured across multiple platforms including in-show integration as Dr. Dani Santino's personal car.

[08/16/11 - 09:04 AM]
Get Ready for Mayhem! 345 Games "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon" Receives Official Launch Date
The game features all of the voice actors from the show, a script penned by the show writers and original characters created by the show creator Devin Clark.

[08/16/11 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Bachelor Pad" is Up Year to Year by Double-Digit Percentages
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Lifts FOX to Record Night
Combined with "Masterchef," the network posts its best Monday summer numbers in four years.

[08/16/11 - 08:40 AM]
Syfy Will Celebrate Labor Day With Programming Festival September 2 Through September 5
The programming stunt includes a "Star Trek: Next Generation" marathon, two days of theatrical blockbusters and an all-day festival of werewolf and vampire movies.

[08/16/11 - 08:12 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Sets Fall Schedule Featuring All-New Series and Specials as Well as Returning Favorites
Newly announced stand-up specials include Jeff Dunham, Craig Ferguson, Pablo Francisco, Donald Glover, TJ Miller and Carlos Mencia.

[08/16/11 - 08:11 AM]
HBO Films' "Too Big to Fail": Encore plays this Wednesday and Sunday
In addition, the film will be available on HBO On Demand from Monday, Aug. 22 to Monday, Sept. 26.

[08/16/11 - 07:45 AM]
A&E and Bio Channel Present Four Commerical-Free Documentary Specials Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Said offerings include "Portraits from Ground Zero," "When Pop Culture Saved America," "I Survived...9/11" and "Beyond: Messages from 9/11."

[08/16/11 - 07:24 AM]
History(R) Announces Bill Paxton to Join Kevin Costner in "The Hatfields and McCoys"
Kevin Reynolds is directing from a script by Ted Mann and Ron Parker.

[08/16/11 - 07:04 AM]
Dueling Designers Makeover Model Homes in HGTV's New Weekly Series "Showhouse Showdown"
"The Bachelor's" Bob Guiney hosts the series, premiering Monday, September 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/11 - 06:38 AM]
Battle Lines Are Drawn In All-New Season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Premiering on Cartoon Network, Friday, September 16, 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
Also returning on that night: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," "Young Justice," "Generator Rex" and "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien."

[08/16/11 - 06:33 AM]
NBC Announces the 16 Groups Vying to Be the Best A Cappella Group in the Country on "The Sing-Off"
The show's third season, with the number of groups competing expanded to 16, premieres Monday, September 19.

[08/15/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 15
Updates include: TLC cancels "Kate Plus 8"; Peter Tolan to pen NBC's Sean Hayes-led comedy; and ABC lands a pair of potential dramas.

[08/15/11 - 05:32 PM]
MTV Gets Even More "Awkward" Picking Up a Second Season of Its Hit Comedy
The series continues its season one run on Tuesday nights with 7 all-new remaining episodes.

[08/15/11 - 03:31 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Tops Originals
Syfy's wrestling franchise leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/15/11 - 02:03 PM]
Bad to the Bone: "Dinosaur Revolution" to Premiere September 4 and 11 on Discovery Channel
The four-part series premieres Sunday, September 4 on the cable channel.

[08/15/11 - 12:55 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Oprah.com Sweepstakes
Starting today, viewers can enter for a chance to meet Oprah Winfrey at the O You! event in Atlanta, Georgia.

[08/15/11 - 10:38 AM]
Travel Channel Triple Stacks Three Original Series on Tuesday Nights Premiering on October 4
Newcomer "Made in America" will be joined by returning series "Mysteries At The Museum" and "Off Limits."

[08/15/11 - 10:27 AM]
Animal Planet Announces Matching Campaign for the Network's Charitable Giving Initiative - R.O.A.R.
The matching campaign allows consumer donations to be matched dollar for dollar up to $90,000 from the proceeds of Animal Planet licensed products.

[08/15/11 - 09:58 AM]
"HGTV Design Star" Season Seven Now Casting
Beginning Sunday, August 21, open auditions for the seventh season will get underway at various locations across the country.

[08/15/11 - 09:42 AM]
"Big Brother" Tops Sunday in Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/15/11 - 09:30 AM]
MTV Goes Under Lockdown With the Series Premiere of "Cuff'd," on Monday, August 29 at 11PM ET/PT
The documentary series "provides viewers with a fly-on-the-wall perspective of what happens on the ride to the precinct after young offenders are arrested."

[08/15/11 - 09:24 AM]
Designer Sabrina Soto Reveals How to Make High-End Style Affordable in "The High Low Project"
The newcomer formally launches Saturday, September 3 at 8:30/7:30c.

[08/15/11 - 09:02 AM]
Platinum-Selling New Zealand Pop Band Goldenhorse Make Their U.S. Debut on ABC Family's "The Lying Game"
Smartphone users can go to ABCFamily.com and get their song "Jump Into the Sun" for free in the next 24 hours.

[08/15/11 - 08:54 AM]
ABC's "CMA Music Festival" Surges by 1 Million Viewers Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/15/11 - 08:53 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Modest Start for FOX's "In The Flow"
CBS dominates the night thanks to a PGA overrun from that afternoon.

[08/15/11 - 08:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "Brickleberry" Animated Series, a Co-Production of Fox 21 and Comedy Central, From Executive Producers Daniel Tosh, Waco O'Guin and Roger Black
"Daniel Tosh pointed a gun at our heads and asked if we would put this series on the air, and we agreed that would be a good idea," said Kent Alterman.







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[07/22/14 - 01:49 PM]
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Starting in August, FXX will become the cable network home for all seasons of "The Simpsons," excluding seasons airing in their first run on FOX.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
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HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
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[07/22/14 - 12:10 PM]
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[07/22/14 - 12:04 PM]
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[07/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:20 AM]
TNT Wins Fourth Week in a Row, with "Major Crimes," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Last Ship" Leading the Pack
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:16 AM]
Hilarious Roastmaster Jeff Ross Mentors Comics to Roast Famed Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Thursday, July 24
The result is a no-holds barred, hilarious night of comedy at the Avalon Ballroom in Hollywood, where the comics roast not only Gottfried, but also each other.

[07/22/14 - 11:13 AM]
Premiere of New American Heroes Channel Series "Gunslingers" Breaks Network Record for P2+ and HH Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 11:12 AM]
HBO Confirms Sept. 20 Debut for "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z"
Featuring the superstars in their first collaborative tour - and their first HBO concert event - the special will tape September 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris.

[07/22/14 - 10:32 AM]
PBS Arts Fall Festival 2014 Kicks Off September 26
Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become a Friday night fall tradition, reaching more than 33 million viewers since its conception in 2011.

[07/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of "Call the Midwife" to U.S.
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[07/22/14 - 10:30 AM]
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The show will premiere in 2015 as part of the PBS "Think Wednesday" lineup of science and nature programming.

[07/22/14 - 10:29 AM]
New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs
The two-hour special premiers on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
PBS and "American Experience" Announce "Walt Disney" to Premiere Fall 2015
The film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked with him.