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[04/24/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 24
Updates include: ABC orders off-cycle comedy pilot "Super City"; E! to renew "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" for three more seasons; and Josh Safran to join NBC's "Smash" next season.

[04/24/12 - 06:00 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: History Originals Take Top Spots
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Death in Paradise," Discovery's "World's Scariest Plane Landings" and USA's "WWE Raw."

[04/24/12 - 05:55 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Another Week, Another "Game of Thrones" Win
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Veep," Food Network's "Chopped: All Stars" and Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

[04/24/12 - 01:32 PM]
"E! Entertainment Special: Kate & Will: Happily Ever After" Premieres on April 27, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on E!
Giuliana Rancic hosts the half-hour special, which "includes insights from royal experts, authors and journalists who have closely followed the pair since the beginning of their courtship."

[04/24/12 - 01:04 PM]
USA Network Promotes Bill McGoldrick to EVP, Original Scripted Programming
McGoldrick will continue to oversee all USA scripted development of drama and comedy series, long-form and event programming.

[04/24/12 - 12:51 PM]
Syfy Digital Expands Content Offerings and Distribution Platforms
Highlights include: "BlastrTV," hosted by Andrea Feczko, Syfy Digital Studio's first unscripted show.

[04/24/12 - 12:33 PM]
Syfy Ignites the Imagination With Most Original Primetime Programming Hours in History
Among the projects: "Defiance," the visionary transmedia experience that will unite television and Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming for the very first time.

[04/24/12 - 12:21 PM]
ABC Family Greenlights a Second Season of the Hit Drama Series "The Lying Game"
The new season will begin production this summer for a winter premiere.

[04/24/12 - 12:10 PM]
ABC Delivers Highest-Rated & Most-Viewed NBA Season Ever
ESPN and ABC spin the numbers for their NBA coverage this season to date.

[04/24/12 - 12:09 PM]
Despite Last Year's Apparent Victory by the Sea Shepherds, the War Rages on as Animal Planet Returns With "Whale Wars"
The show's fifth season begins Friday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c with eight new episodes and a one-hour recap special.

[04/24/12 - 12:08 PM]
Bruins-Capitals Game 6 on NBC Is Most-Watched NHL Playoff Game in 15 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/24/12 - 12:03 PM]
CBS Reality Trio Heats Up Summer
"Big Brother" premieres Thursday, July 12 plus newcomer "3" rolls out Sunday, July 22.

[04/24/12 - 11:53 AM]
Animation Domination HD Inks Deal to Bring Hit Comic "Axe Cop" to Saturday Late-Prime and Digital Platforms
The new unit has ordered six quarter-hour episodes of the series, due in 2013.

[04/24/12 - 11:18 AM]
Kurt Sutter Teams With Discovery Channel for New Series, "Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires," Premiering Monday, May 14 at 10PM
The "Sons of Anarchy" creator "enters the realm of the gangs and families who have dominated our streets and helped shape our nation's history."

[04/24/12 - 11:09 AM]
"60 Minutes" Is #6 for the Week - Broadcast Is Also Sunday's #1 Program
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/24/12 - 11:03 AM]
ABC News Launches "Hidden America" -- A Special Long-Term, Cross Platform Series
This long-term commitment grows from Diane Sawyer's remarkable and award-winning "Hidden America" documentaries on Camden, Appalachia and Pine Ridge.

[04/24/12 - 11:02 AM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "In Plain Sight," NBA Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: HBO's "The Ricky Gervais Show," TLC's "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" and NHL playoff coverage on CNBC.

[04/24/12 - 11:02 AM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - Network Continues to Rule Scripted Programming
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 11:01 AM]
"The Comedy Awards" Announces Talent And Presenters For "The Comedy Awards" 2012 Ceremony
This year's event tapes at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 and premieres on Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6.

[04/24/12 - 10:59 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Dominates the Week Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:38 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network Among Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49 in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:26 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Grey's Anatomy" Star Sarah Drew set to Take Place on Thursday, April 26
She'll be up on Twitter at @SarahDrewGreys, during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[04/24/12 - 10:26 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Claims the No. 1 Scripted Series/Comedy, Drama, Freshman Drama and New Mid-Season Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:18 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" Leads Network's Primetime Week of April 16-22
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 10:03 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) New Stand-Up Series "The Half Hour" Premieres Friday, May 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Rory Scovel and Michael Palascak are featured in the debut installments.

[04/24/12 - 09:47 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time With Bill Maher" for Its 11th and 12th Seasons
Currently in its tenth season, the talk show has been picked up through 2014 as part of Maher's new three-year deal with the network.

[04/24/12 - 09:35 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Co-Star Kiefer Sutherland
Part five of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:34 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Co-Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Part four of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:33 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Co-Star David Mazouz
Part three of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:32 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Creator Tim Kring
Part two of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:31 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Touch" Executive Producer Carol Barbee
Part one of five from this week's event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

[04/24/12 - 09:24 AM]
Disney Channel Dominates as TV's #1 Network in Total Day for the 3rd Consecutive Week Across All Target Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/24/12 - 09:04 AM]
Bravo Is #1 Cable Network Among Adults 18-49 and Earns Best Sunday in Network History Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, April 22.

[04/24/12 - 09:00 AM]
ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Is Up With Its Most-Competitive Finish Against "The Voice"
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 23.

[04/24/12 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Continue Demo Streak
The Peacock has won the night among adults 18-49 for seven of the past eight weeks.

[04/24/12 - 08:04 AM]
Discovery Takes You Inside Death Row
"Death Row: The Final 24 Hours," a one-hour special, premieres Monday, April 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/24/12 - 07:59 AM]
Michael Rosenberg Promoted to Executive Vice President, U.S. Scripted Television for Entertainment One
Rosenberg will oversee the Development and Current Programming teams along with Production on the Company's television side.

[04/24/12 - 07:47 AM]
MTV to Gamify the Election With "Fantasy Election '12"
The game "enables users to draft a team of candidates pursuing the presidency or congress, earning and losing points based on how their players behave in the real world."

[04/24/12 - 07:41 AM]
"48 Hours Mystery" Was Saturday's #1 Program
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, April 21.

[04/24/12 - 07:39 AM]
"Embarrassing Bodies" Premieres on Discovery Fit & Health Friday, April 27 @ 10 PM ET/PT
The six-part series "aims to dispel the myths surrounding medical conditions deemed to be 'embarrassing.'"

[04/24/12 - 07:24 AM]
HBO(R) & The New York International Latino Film Festival Announce Annual "Open Call for Entries" for Original Scripts for HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition
One grand prize winner will receive $15,000 in HBO funding to produce and direct an original-scripted short film.

[04/24/12 - 07:22 AM]
"Conan" to Do Week of Shows From Chicago June 11-14
The shows, which kick off the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago Comedy Festival, will originate from The Chicago Theatre.

[04/23/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 23
Updates include: Tony Danza lands a comedy at ABC; "Make It or Break It" set to close after three seasons; and "The Voice" coaches are all on track for new deals with NBC.

[04/23/12 - 10:01 PM]
No Winner Picked In "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Finale Shocker!
"America's Next Drag Superstar" will be crowned in front of a live studio audience during the taping of the reunion episode, to air Monday, April 30.

[04/23/12 - 05:48 PM]
Ryan Seacrest Returns as Host of "American Idol"
"For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows," Seacrest said.

[04/23/12 - 02:25 PM]
Syfy Ventures and Hasbro to Launch First Ever G.I. Joe Social Game
The game, G.I. Joe: Special Ops, will launch in June on Facebook and Syfy Games.com, among other platforms worldwide.

[04/23/12 - 02:15 PM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and NBC Retail Operations Dive Into 2012 London Olympics With Biggest Merchandise Offering Ever
NBC will offer a wealth of product ranging from limited edition collectibles and artwork, souvenirs and DVDs to the athletic wear used by the Olympic athletes.

[04/23/12 - 01:09 PM]
NBC Announces New Time for Live Season Finale of "The Voice" to Air from 9-11 P.M. (ET) on May 8
"Fashion Star" will now move to 8-9 p.m. (ET) on said night.

[04/23/12 - 12:27 PM]
Planet Green and National Park Foundation Partner to Celebrate National Park Week 2012 Beginning On-Air Tonight at 8 PM
Highlights include "Fearless Planet: Grand Canyon," "National Parks: Extreme Maintenance" and "Secrets of Hawaii's National Parks."

[04/23/12 - 12:14 PM]
Interview: "Eureka" Co-Creator Jaime Paglia
The show's fifth and final season continues Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c on Syfy.







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[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.

[05/26/16 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Olympics to Provide 4K Ultra HD Coverage of Rio Olympics to Distribution Partners
The coverage will be made available on one-day delay and will include 4K UHD footage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, swimming, track and field, basketball, the men's soccer final, and judo, as well as Rio scenics.

[05/26/16 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Confirms Fall Debuts for "Westworld," "Divorce," "Insecure," "High Maintenance"
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, "Westworld" explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

[05/26/16 - 11:15 AM]
Three-Time Emmy(R) Award Nominee Terrence "J" Jenkins to Co-Host "2016 Miss USA(R)" Airing Live from the New T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, June 5, on FOX
Fans should stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the competition.

[05/26/16 - 10:35 AM]
Jamie Lynn Spears Steps Back Into the Spotlight in New TLC Special "When the Lights Go Out"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/26/16 - 10:24 AM]
Logo Unveils Summer Slate with New Specials, Returning Series and Groundbreaking Documentaries
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos launch the all-new summer block on Monday, May 30 as the executive producers of "Secret Guide To Fabulous: Summer," hosted by curators of taste John Gidding, Ronnie Woo, Theodore Leaf and Rob Younkers.

[05/26/16 - 10:02 AM]
Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon and Tom Hanks Join Comedy Icons Maya Rudolph and Martin Short for Premiere Episode of "Maya & Marty"
The summer series debuts this Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c on NBC.