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[08/31/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 31
Updates include: NBC to bring "Romancing the Stone" to the small screen; Cinemax passes on "The Sector"; and Stacey Dash won't return to VH1's "Single Ladies."

[08/31/11 - 04:08 PM]
Exclusive: "Hell's Kitchen," "New Girl" to Replace "Fringe," "In the Flow" on FOX's Saturday Late-Night
The current season of "Hell's Kitchen" will rebroadcast - from the beginning - starting Saturday, September 24 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/31/11 - 03:48 PM]
Syfy is #1 in Cable Primetime With WWE's SuperSmackdown Live on August 30
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 30.

[08/31/11 - 03:10 PM]
The Walt Disney Company to Launch Local Production of Global Hit Series "Desperate Housewives" in Turkey
The series, to be known as "Umutsuz Ev Kadinlari," will be co-produced by Medyapim and Disney, and is to air on free to air channel Kanal D later this year.

[08/31/11 - 02:51 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Teen Mom" Makes It Nine in a Row
The reality franchise has been cable's top adults 18-49 draw every Tuesday this season.

[08/31/11 - 02:51 PM]
Summer Finale of ABC Family Critical Darling "Pretty Little Liars" is the Season's 2nd-Most-Watched Telecast in Total Viewers and All Key Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 30.

[08/31/11 - 02:07 PM]
Courteney Cox Makes Her "Web Therapy" Debut Tuesday, September 6th at 11:00 PM ET/PT
Cox plays Serena Duvall, an internet psychic who turns to therapy to regain her powers.

[08/31/11 - 12:53 PM]
ABC News to Air a Two-Hour Special with Diane Sawyer Reporting, "Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words," Tuesday, September 13 at 9:00 p.m., ET
Said broadcast will feature Sawyer's exclusive interview with Caroline Kennedy.

[08/31/11 - 12:28 PM]
Acclaimed HBO Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" Kicks Off Second Season Sept. 25
The Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning drama series returns with 12 new episodes.

[08/31/11 - 12:27 PM]
Chiller Acquires Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Rights to International English Language Versions of "Fear Factor"
The South African (43 episodes), U.K. (26 episodes) and Australian (7 episodes) versions of the series will begin airing on October 1.

[08/31/11 - 12:21 PM]
TLC's "9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor" Premieres Sept. 4 at 9/8c
Check out the trailer to this weekend's two-hour special.

[08/31/11 - 11:38 AM]
Former "Housewife" Dina Manzo Brings Dramatic Design to HGTV Party-Planning Series "Dina's Party"
The newcomer premieres Saturday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c with a special preview on Food Network on Friday, September 9 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/31/11 - 09:00 AM]
Starz Media Worldwide Distribution Will Bring Exclusive First Look of Upcoming STARZ Original Series, "Magic City," to MIPCOM
The Jeffrey Dean Morgan-led drama, set in Miami Beach in 1959, will premiere in April.

[08/31/11 - 08:53 AM]
Comedy Central: October 2011 Programming Highlights
New specials include "'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour" and "Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said?"

[08/31/11 - 08:46 AM]
Season Three of "Blue Mountain State" Kicks-Off on Spike Wednesday, September 21 With Back-to-Back Episodes Starting at 11 PM, ET/PT
Chad Ochocinco guest stars in the season opener, entitled "The Captain."

[08/31/11 - 08:44 AM]
A Season of Heart-Stopping Weather and Heartbreaking Destruction - "Storm Chasers" Season Premiere Sunday, September 25 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery
The show's fifth go around was previously set for Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c beginning September 28.

[08/31/11 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Goes Untouched for NBC
Plus: newcomer "It's Worth What?" posts its best numbers since August 2.

[08/31/11 - 08:17 AM]
"Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience" Debuts Sept. 11 on HBO
As part of a multimedia Time initiative, the full film will also be available on Sept. 11 on a variety of platforms.

[08/31/11 - 07:26 AM]
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" to Premiere Monday, September 5
"Bravo will proceed with the Monday, September 5 premiere date of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,'" confirmed the network's Frances Berwick.

[08/31/11 - 07:01 AM]
CBS Announces the Cast for the New Season of "The Amazing Race," Premiering Sunday, Sept. 25
Said lineup includes "Survivor" alums Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca plus former NFL tight end Marcus Pollard.

[08/31/11 - 06:31 AM]
VH1 Follows Multi-Platinum Rapper T.I. in New Series Scheduled to Premiere Monday, December 5th at 10PM ET/PT
The half-hour 10-episode series follows the rapper as he is released from an 11 month Federal prison term, his second stint in three years.

[08/31/11 - 06:16 AM]
ABC Announces the Celebrity and Professional Pairings for Season 13 of "Dancing With the Stars," Premiering September 19 on ABC
All 12 couples will dance for the first time on live national television on Monday, September 19, with couples either performing the Viennese Waltz or the Cha Cha.

[08/31/11 - 06:02 AM]
Investigation Discovery, the Cable Destination for Your True-Crime Fix, Announces Fall Programming Slate
New additions include "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda," premiering Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/31/11 - 06:01 AM]
Neil Patrick Harris Returns to Nick in New "The Penguins of Madagascar" Special Sept. 9
The hour-long special features Harris performing in four original musical numbers.

[08/31/11 - 03:44 AM]
A History(R) Exclusive "Targeting Bin Laden" to Premiere on Tuesday, September 6 at 8 PM ET
The two-hour special event features exclusive interviews with President Barack Obama and other senior aides.

[08/30/11 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 30
Updates include: "Da Brick" a go at HBO; Showtime to adapat Stephen King's "Under the Dome"; and "Da Vinci's Demons" eyes pickup at Starz.

[08/30/11 - 04:48 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles" Remain Most-Watched
Plus: MTV's "Ridiculousness" and Discovery's "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior" post strong numbers.

[08/30/11 - 04:45 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: MTV Gets Huge Results from "VMAs," "Jersey Shore"
Said duo posts a 6.2 and 4.4 rating, respectively, among adults 18-49.

[08/30/11 - 04:42 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Quartet Tops Viewers
Plus: Syfy's "WWE Smackdown" and History's "American Restoration" split the demo lead.

[08/30/11 - 04:13 PM]
MTV's All New Monday Night Line-Up Scores Killer Ratings
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, August 29.

[08/30/11 - 01:25 PM]
History(R) Continues Ratings Success with Best Summer of All Time
History spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/11 - 12:16 PM]
"Bedlam" Joins BBC America's Supernatural Saturday Lineup
Plus: watch the trailer for the newcomer, premiering Saturday, October 1 on the cable channel.

[08/30/11 - 12:01 PM]
A&E Finishes Best August in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the month of August.

[08/30/11 - 11:41 AM]
Disney Channel Scorches the Competition in Summer 2011
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/11 - 11:27 AM]
Disney XD Sizzles to its Biggest Summer on Record
Disney XD spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/11 - 11:12 AM]
ABC Family Sizzles to Record Levels in Prime in Summer 2011
ABC Family spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/11 - 10:58 AM]
"The Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Falling Skies" Claim All of Basic Cable's Top 10 Drama Telecasts for the Month
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 22-28.

[08/30/11 - 10:46 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 for Summer 2011 Among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 22-28.

[08/30/11 - 10:29 AM]
CBS #1 for the Week in Viewers, Demos; "Big Brother" Momentum Continues
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 22-28.

[08/30/11 - 09:46 AM]
Back-to-Back Episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" Highlight FOX's Week of August 22-28
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 22-28.

[08/30/11 - 09:36 AM]
History Announces Additional Cast - Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham - to Join Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in "The Hatfields and McCoys"
Plus: Kevin Reynolds - "Red Dawn," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" - has signed on to direct the project.

[08/30/11 - 09:32 AM]
EPIX to Simulcast MTV2's Live Coverage of "Bellator Fighting Championships" in High-Definition for New Season Beginning September 10
Bellator's 5th season premieres with Bellator 49 from Caesar's in Atlantic City, featuring four quarterfinal welterweight tournament bouts.

[08/30/11 - 09:26 AM]
Hub TV Network Launches New Original Series "The Game of Life" and "Scrabble Showdown"
They'll be joined by the popular syndicated series "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

[08/30/11 - 08:53 AM]
"Kendra" Premieres Sunday, September 25 at 11:00 PM Following the Series Premiere of E!'s New One-Hour Docu-Series "Dirty Soap" at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The Baskett family finally "slide into home" in their new LA digs following years of cross-country moves.

[08/30/11 - 08:47 AM]
ABC Tops Monday/"Bachelor Pad" is the Most-Watched TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 29.

[08/30/11 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Matches Season High
While FOX is tops among adults 18-49, ABC is the most-watched network last night.

[08/30/11 - 08:22 AM]
FEARnet Casts Dee Snider ("Twisted Sister") and Oderus Urungus ("GWAR") As Series Regulars For Horror-Comedy "Holliston"
The original multi-camera comedy is billed as "The Big Bang Theory" meets "Evil Dead II."

[08/30/11 - 08:13 AM]
Cartoon Network and Hasbro Celebrate New Season of "Star Wars(TM): The Clone Wars(TM)" with Fan Sweepstakes
Fans can enter for a chance to win one of 500 Hasbro "Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsabers" to be given away over a two-week period.

[08/30/11 - 08:12 AM]
truTV Calls for More "South Beach Tow" as Series Prepares for Wednesday Night's Summer Finale
The summer finale will air tomorrow night, while 13 new episodes are slated to begin in early 2012.

[08/29/11 - 11:37 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Happy Endings" Co-Star Casey Wilson
Part eight of eight from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.







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[05/23/18 - 12:00 PM]
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[05/23/18 - 11:38 AM]
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[05/23/18 - 11:04 AM]
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[05/23/18 - 11:01 AM]
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[05/23/18 - 11:00 AM]
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[05/23/18 - 11:00 AM]
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[05/23/18 - 10:55 AM]
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[05/23/18 - 10:36 AM]
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[05/23/18 - 10:06 AM]
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[05/23/18 - 09:15 AM]
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