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[05/22/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 22
Updates include: quartet to depart NBC's "Smash"; Mark Hudis to succeed Alan Ball on HBO's "True Blood"; and Gillian Zinser won't return as regular on The CW's "90210."

[05/22/12 - 05:32 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Lakers/Thunder Huge for TNT
Plus: numbers for TLC's "I Cloned My Pet 2," Oxygen's "Tanisha Gets Married" and Disney XD's "Motorcity."

[05/22/12 - 05:27 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Spurs/Clippers Best "Thrones," "Kardashians"
Plus: numbers for G4's "American Ninja Warrior," Comedy Central's "Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious" and Food Network's "Mystery Diners."

[05/22/12 - 03:49 PM]
Meryl Streep To Present Shirley MacLaine With Prestigious American Film Institute Life Achievement Award At "TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine"
The event will premiere Sunday, June 24 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[05/22/12 - 02:54 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 to Fox in the 2012 May Sweep in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the May sweeps period and the season to date.

[05/22/12 - 02:31 PM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Rising "American Idol" Propels Network to Another Weekly Victory
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 02:21 PM]
Bryant Gumbel, Neil Patrick Harris & Andy Samberg to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of June 4 - 8, 2012
Upcoming guests include Gavin DeGraw, Jenny McCarthy, Julianne Hough, Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock and Patrick Duffy.

[05/22/12 - 02:13 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Surges With NBA Doubleheader
Plus: numbers for Disney's "Tron: Uprising - Beck's Beginning" and Animal Planet's "Whale Wars: Viking Shores."

[05/22/12 - 02:08 PM]
"Flying Wild Alaska" Season 3 Premieres Friday, June 8 on Discovery
The series - featuring Alaska's largest regional airline, Era Alaska - will once again air Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/12 - 01:54 PM]
Scripps Unveils Strategy to Take More Control of Its Programming - Two New Shows to Debut This Fall
Game show "Let's Ask America" and news magazine "The List" will both launch Monday, September 17 in seven of the company's 13 television markets.

[05/22/12 - 01:31 PM]
The Highest Grossing Movie Actor Of All Time Samuel L. Jackson Set To Host The "BET Awards 12"
This year's event airs live from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/22/12 - 12:57 PM]
CBS Wins the 2011-2012 Season in Viewers by the Largest Margin of Victory by Any Network in 23 Years
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20 and the season to date.

[05/22/12 - 12:34 PM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "America's Got Talent" Leads Network's Primetime Week of May 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 12:26 PM]
E! Renews Contract With Giuliana Rancic
In addition, E! will have "first look" rights to Rancic's ideas for series, specials and other broadcast projects.

[05/22/12 - 12:17 PM]
Travel Channel Partners with the National Park Foundation To Celebrate America's National Parks as Part of the Network's "Destination Summer" Initiative
Plus: look for numerous series and specials spotlighting America's national parks beginning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

[05/22/12 - 11:59 AM]
Video: Syfy and Trion Release Defiance(TM) "Making Of" Video
Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Jaime Murray and Tony Curran star in the upcoming original series.

[05/22/12 - 11:44 AM]
Chris Cowan Joins BermanBraun to Lead Unscripted Television and Digital Video
Cowan is a former principal of Rocket Science Laboratories and Angel City Factory.

[05/22/12 - 11:38 AM]
truTV greenlights Second Season of "South Beach Tow" as Hit Series Prepares for Wednesday Night's Season Finale
The finale will air tomorrow night at 9:30/8:30c, while new episodes are slated to begin in early fall.

[05/22/12 - 11:07 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT Tops the Charts for the Third Consecutive Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 11:06 AM]
G4's Sunday Premiere of "American Ninja Warrior 4" Posts Growth Over Last Season's Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21.

[05/22/12 - 11:01 AM]
Hit HBO Series "True Blood" Kicks Off Fifth Season June 10
New cast members this season include Scott Foley, Christopher Meloni, Valentina Cervi and Lucy Griffiths.

[05/22/12 - 10:29 AM]
Animal Planet's "Louisiana Lockdown" Breaks Through the Walls of the "Alcatraz of the South"
The series, set at one of the country's largest maximum-security penitentiaries, premieres Friday, June 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/12 - 10:23 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Airs 5 of the Top 20 Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 10:20 AM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "Kiss at Pine Lake," Delivers a 1.3 HH RTG
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, May 19.

[05/22/12 - 10:06 AM]
"Dance Moms" Is Coming Back on June 5 With All-New Episodes!
Plus: check out a promo for the new season, airing Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/22/12 - 09:59 AM]
Disney Channel Ranks as TV's #1 Network for Record 49th Consecutive Week in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 09:48 AM]
History's "Cajun Pawn Stars" Are Back With All New Episodes Premiering on June 6
The series, which follows the Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, will air Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/22/12 - 09:18 AM]
Highly Anticipated Docuseries, "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp," to Premiere Tuesday, June 19th, on Lifetime
Back-to-back half-hour episodes will air each Tuesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/12 - 09:04 AM]
ABC is Monday's Top Net on Each of the Final 10 Weeks of the 2011-12 Season
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 21.

[05/22/12 - 09:00 AM]
Spike TV to Present Live Coverage of EA's "The Download: EA 2012 Preview" as a Part of the Network's "E3 All Access Live" Multi-Platform Special
The special will provide viewers with a first-look at EA's upcoming titles, what to watch for in 2012, and much more.

[05/22/12 - 08:49 AM]
"48 Hours Mystery: Live to Tell" Wins Timeslot
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, May 19.

[05/22/12 - 08:46 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Falls Short in Tight Race With ABC, NBC
The Peacock's "America's Got Talent" is the top demo draw last night followed by FOX's "House" swan song.

[05/22/12 - 08:28 AM]
Jason Gedrick Slices Into Season 7 of "Dexter"
He'll play "the manager of a Miami-area gentlemen's club that becomes linked to a high-profile murder case."

[05/22/12 - 08:00 AM]
IFC's New Comedies "Bunk" and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" - Special Online Sneak Peek
IFC.com, Hulu and iTunes will offer said previews beginning this Thursday in advance of their June 8 premieres.

[05/22/12 - 07:41 AM]
CBS Unveils Thank You Campaign to Its Loyal Fans for Continuing to Make It America's Most-Watched Network
The effort includes a CBS star-branded and mobile studio-equipped "CBS Buzz Tour" bus to travel the country.

[05/22/12 - 03:02 AM]
Epic Mini-Series "World Without End" to Premiere on ReelzChannel
A sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth," the eight-hour project will premiere this fall on the cable channel.

[05/21/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 21
Updates include: Dan Sterling, Brent Forrester bound for "The Office"; DirecTV's "Hit and Miss" to launch Wednesday, July 11; and Catherine Keener, Charlie Kaufman to team for HBO comedy.

[05/21/12 - 03:16 PM]
A&E Marks the End of the Road for "Dog the Bounty Hunter"
The network has pulled the plug on its reality staple after eight seasons and nearly 250 episodes.

[05/21/12 - 03:00 PM]
History(R) Announces Golden Globe Winner Gabriel Byrne to Star in "Vikings"
He'll star as Earl Haraldson in the network's first scripted series, set to premiere in 2013.

[05/21/12 - 01:54 PM]
Syfy Cancels "Sanctuary" After Four Seasons
The veteran drama wrapped its 59-episode run back in December.

[05/21/12 - 01:53 PM]
CBS Orders Seventh Season of "Rules of Engagement"
The 13-episode pickup will bring its series total to exactly 100 episodes.

[05/21/12 - 01:12 PM]
Cartoon Network Launches Third Annual "Move It Movement" Tour To Help Solve the Problem of Childhood Obesity
The tour will officially launch June 10 in Atlanta and travel throughout the country to prime family locations in 17 key markets.

[05/21/12 - 01:09 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces New Multi-Platform Agreement With Seasoned Broadcaster Michelle Beadle
The ESPN alum will serve as a correspondent for "Access Hollywood" as well as this summer's London Olympic Games.

[05/21/12 - 12:42 PM]
ABC News Announces Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer as Anchors of "Good Afternoon America"
The one-hour extension of "Good Morning America" debuts Monday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m., ET and continues for nine subsequent weeks.

[05/21/12 - 12:20 PM]
AMC Announces Summer Premieres for Scripted and Unscripted Series
"Breaking Bad" returns on Sunday, July 15 followed by "Hell on Wheels" on Sunday, August 12.

[05/21/12 - 12:18 PM]
E!'s "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" Season Premiere Delivers Nearly 3 Million Total Viewers, Besting Previous Season Premiere by +16%
E! spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[05/21/12 - 11:58 AM]
Showtime Puts the "F" in Father's Day With "The Other F Word"
The documentary, premieres Thursday, June 14 at 9:00/8:00c, features Mark Hoppus, Flea and Lars Frederiksen sharing their "contradictory, heartfelt, at times hilarious tales of fatherhood."

[05/21/12 - 11:58 AM]
George Takei, Aziz Ansari & Ashley Argota Featured in Nick News "Who Am I? Asian Pacific American, and Proud!" Premiering Sunday, May 27, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Linda Ellerbee hears from Asian Pacific American kids and actors discussing their lives and misconceptions in the half-hour special.

[05/21/12 - 11:53 AM]
"Sparkle Babies" Kicks-Off New Episodes of "Our America With Lisa Ling," Sunday, June 10 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Other upcoming installments include "Brides of Christ" and "Teen Mom Nation."

[05/21/12 - 11:13 AM]
Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II With "The Diamond Queen" U.S. Premiere Documentary from Andrew Marr
The three-part documentary premieres Sunday, June 3 starting at 8:00/7:00c on BBC America.







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