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[08/22/11 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 22
Updates include: Showtime orders three pilots; Eric Stonestreet to play Fatty Arbuckle for HBO; and ABC continues script buying binge.

[08/22/11 - 06:58 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Trio Tops Most-Watched List
Syfy's "WWE Smackdown," Cartoon Network's "ThunderCats" and TLC's "Four Weddings" lead the demo charge.

[08/22/11 - 02:43 PM]
Global Music Sensation Pitbull Ready to Bring the Party to The "2011 MTV Video Music Awards" Stage
Plus: Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto and JB Smoove are tapped as presenters.

[08/22/11 - 02:14 PM]
"Covert Affairs" and "Burn Notice" Return with All-New Episodes on Tuesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 3
The pair join the previously announced return of "Psych" on Wednesday, October 12.

[08/22/11 - 01:15 PM]
"Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension" Surges by More Than 3 Million Total Viewers to Become 2011's No. 1 Entertainment Cable Telecast
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, August 5.

[08/22/11 - 12:41 PM]
A Special Monday Night "Dateline" Hoda Kotb Sits Down With Miranda Lambert
Said installment airs next Monday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/11 - 12:18 PM]
"Sunday Night Football" Scores NFL's Best Preseason Overnight This Year
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 21.

[08/22/11 - 11:20 AM]
"ID Investigates: 9/11 Crime Scene Investigators" - Airing September 4 at 9 PM on Investigation Discovery
The one-hour special "profiles the NYPD's elite Crime Scene Unit and its search for evidence and survivors in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks."

[08/22/11 - 11:12 AM]
TLC Brings Back More Premiere Episodes of "Toddlers & Tiaras"
Four new episodes will roll out beginning this Wednesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/11 - 10:00 AM]
"Big Brother" Sunday Delivers Season Highs in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 21.

[08/22/11 - 09:16 AM]
"20/20: The Sixth Sense" is ABC's Top Sunday Summer Debut in Over 7 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 21.

[08/22/11 - 09:15 AM]
Eliot Goldberg Joins CMT as Senior Vice President, Development and Programming
Goldberg was most recently Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming for TV Land.

[08/22/11 - 09:14 AM]
TNT Heats Up Summer with Basic Cable's Top Dramas
TNT spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/22/11 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Chargers/Cowboys Preseason Coverage Powers NBC
Plus: FOX's "In The Flow with Affion Crockett" and CBS's "Big Brother 13" see week-to-week gains.

[08/22/11 - 08:47 AM]
eOne's Highly Anticipated Series "The Firm" Began Production on August 18; Series to Be Simulcast on NBC and Global
Plus: Tricia Helfer and Shaun Majumder land recurring roles on the Josh Lucas-led drama.

[08/22/11 - 08:08 AM]
NFL Films & NBC Sports Group Partner to Present "NFL Turning Point" - A New Weekly Series on Versus
The new program debuts Thursday, September 15 at 10:00/9:00c and airs a new episode at that time every week through November 3.

[08/22/11 - 07:43 AM]
Discovery Sends "One Man Army" to Fridays, "Swamp Brothers" to Wednesdays
"Army" is bound for Fridays at 10:00/9:00c beginning September 2, while "Brothers" will return this Wednesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/11 - 07:04 AM]
Emmy Nominated "Late Night" Host Jimmy Fallon Returns to "Saturday Night Live" With Grammy Winner Michael Buble on December 17
"I've never forgotten where I came from," said Fallon. "That's why I'm so incredibly honored to be hosting the Saturday Night Times program December 17th on HGTV."

[08/22/11 - 07:01 AM]
CBS Announces 16 of the 18 Castaways for "Survivor: South Pacific"
Two of the 18 castaways, to be revealed later this week, are former castaways who will return to seek redemption.

[08/22/11 - 03:01 AM]
Logo Says "Yee-Haw!" to the South with the Premiere of Docu-Reality Series "The A-List: Dallas"
The 11-episode, one-hour series premieres Monday, October 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/11 - 12:18 AM]
Interview: "Rizzoli & Isles" Executive Producer Janet Tamaro
TNT's hit drama continues its second season tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/11 - 12:04 AM]
Oxygen's "The Glee Project" Season Finale Results
The cable channel details the winner of the 10-episode competition series.

[08/19/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 19
Updates include: Carla Gugino to star in TNT's "Hide"; Matthew Miller, Glenn Gordon Caron book new dramas; and Tyler Labine is back in business with FOX.

[08/19/11 - 04:04 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Another Thursday, Another "Shore" Victory
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight," VH1's "Do Something Awards" and OWN's "Prostitution: Leaving the Life."

[08/19/11 - 03:23 PM]
The MTV "Jerzday" Phenomenon Continues as "Jersey Shore" Leads Thursday Night Television in P12-34 Viewers for a Third Consecutive Week
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, August 18.

[08/19/11 - 12:33 PM]
Selena Gomez Joins the MTV News "2011 Video Music Awards" Pre-Show Black Carpet as Celebrity Host on Sunday, August 28 at 8PM ET/PT
Plus: Cobra Starship will perform their smash hit, "You Make Me Feel...," featuring Sabi.

[08/19/11 - 11:48 AM]
Disney Channel to Debut Second Season of Hit Dance-Themed Comedy "Shake It Up" on Sunday, September 18
The second season will include a guest appearance by the soon-to-be-announced winner of "Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off - 'Shake It Up' Edition."

[08/19/11 - 11:22 AM]
"The Venture Bros." Special Premieres Aug. 28 on Adult Swim
The 15-minute behind-the-music mockumentary premieres at midnight/11:00c on said night.

[08/19/11 - 11:20 AM]
"Project Runway" Reaches Season Highs in Total Viewers, Key Demos
Lifetime spins the numbers for Thursday, August 18.

[08/19/11 - 10:40 AM]
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky in Court Today to Witness the Conclusion of Their HBO Documentary "Paradise Lost"
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," in which the West Memphis 3 are set free, will premiere in January.

[08/19/11 - 10:04 AM]
"Big Brother Thursday" Delivers Its Largest Audience and Highest Adult 18-49 and Adult 18-34 Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 18.

[08/19/11 - 09:56 AM]
TLC to Showcase "World's Smallest Man"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, September 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/19/11 - 09:28 AM]
Video: FX's "American Horror Story" Teaser: "Family Portrait"
Watch the first 30-second spot for the series, premiering October 5 on the network.

[08/19/11 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides NFL Preseason to Victory
The network's Eagles/Steelers exhibition tops the competition last night.

[08/19/11 - 12:43 AM]
Interview: "In The Flow With Affion Crockett" Host Affion Crockett
FOX's new sketch comedy series continues this Sunday at 9:30/8:30c.

[08/18/11 - 10:54 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 18
Updates include: Sarah Silverman to topline a comedy for NBC; TLC to wrap "LA Ink"; and TNT gives "Gateway" a cast-contingent pilot order.

[08/18/11 - 10:01 PM]
Tyra Banks, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, Sophia Bush, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Demi Lovato and Olivia Wilde Win Big at the 2011 Do Something Awards
TV winners included "America's Best Dance Crew" (Do Something Reality TV Show) and "Glee" (Do Something TV Show).

[08/18/11 - 07:27 PM]
Lady Gaga to Open 2011 MTV Video Music Awards - Announced Tonight During Live Times Square Take Over
"It means the world to me," Gaga said. "I just feel really blessed every day. I have the most amazing fans."

[08/18/11 - 05:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Tops Viewers List
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Ton of Cash," TLC's "Outrageous Kid Parties" and Animal Planet's "Confessions: Animal Hoarding."

[08/18/11 - 03:38 PM]
Syfy Presents First Ever Live WWE(R) Smackdown(R) Special on Tuesday, August 30 at 8PM/ET
"SuperSmackdown Live" will also re-air in its regular time slot on Friday, September 2.

[08/18/11 - 01:58 PM]
CBS Pulls "Same Name" from Sunday Lineup
Repeats of "The Good Wife" will instead slide into the Sunday, 9:00/8:00c hour, effective immediately.

[08/18/11 - 01:38 PM]
CBS Bumps "Rules of Engagement" Season Premiere to Saturday, October 8
The show's sixth season was previously set to launch Saturday, September 24.

[08/18/11 - 12:15 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces Its Broadcast Plans for the 10-Year Anniversary of September 11th
Highlights include the previously announced primetime special "Children of 9/11" on Monday, September 5.

[08/18/11 - 11:54 AM]
Cedric the Entertainer Guest Stars in An All-New "Hot in Cleveland" This Wednesday 8/24 at 10PM on TV Land and Chats Live on TVLand.com!
Said installment will serve as a backdoor pilot to a potential Cedric the Entertainer-led spin-off.

[08/18/11 - 11:50 AM]
CMT Pays Tribute to the Stories of Survival from 9/11 When "Angels Among Us" Premieres September 15
The four-part series was previously set to launch the week prior on Thursday, September 8.

[08/18/11 - 11:22 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Rank #1 vs. ABC's Mostly Original Competition and CBS's Encores in All Key Categories for the Week of Aug. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 8-12.

[08/18/11 - 11:17 AM]
NBC Sports Group Drops Puck on New 10-Year NHL Partnership With More Hockey Coverage Than Ever
For the first time ever, all Stanley Cup Playoff games will be televised nationally on an NBCU platform.

[08/18/11 - 10:44 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Primetime Programming Slate for Original Series Premiering in October
New additions include "Don't Tell the Bride," "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind."

[08/18/11 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Sports Media Group Reaches Multi-Year, Multi-Media Rights Agreement With Ultimate Fighting Championship
Said pact includes Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter," which will move to FX in the spring of 2012.

[08/18/11 - 09:30 AM]
Season to Date, "Nightline" Ranks First in Late-Night Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 8-12.







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[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
WWE(R) Superstar Christian(R) and WWE(R) Hall of Famer Edge(R) Reunite on Syfy's "Haven" in an All-New Episode Airing November 28
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[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
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ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
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