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[05/31/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 31
Updates include: Kate Walsh to depart ABC's "Private Practice" after 13 episodes next season; Thomas Jane in talks to join TNT's "L.A. Noir"; and IFC to debut "Bullet in the Face" as a two-night event in August.

[05/31/12 - 04:06 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Hatfields & McCoys" Finale Tops Miami/Boston
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Around the World in 80 Plates" and ESPN's "NBA Draft Lottery."

[05/31/12 - 04:03 PM]
Shelley Long and Cindy Williams Join Julie Mond and Trevor Donovan in "Strawberry Summer," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere August 25
Jilon VanOver also stars in the project, which also features an original song composed and performed by Donovan.

[05/31/12 - 04:01 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Hatfields & McCoys" Holds Off San Antonio/Oklahoma City
Plus: numbers for E!'s "E! Investigates - A Family Tragedy: The Powells" and TLC's "Big Brooklyn Style."

[05/31/12 - 02:44 PM]
ABC Family's Hit Comedy "Melissa & Joey" Launches Season 2 as Wednesday's #1 Program at 8PM Across Target Female Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 30.

[05/31/12 - 01:29 PM]
"Grilling With the Stars" Returns to "Live! With Kelly"
Beginning on Friday, June 1, contestants will bring their best summer recipes to the "Live" grill.

[05/31/12 - 12:30 PM]
CBS Announces the Cast of the New Relationship Series "3"
Alex Miranda hosts the series, premiering Sunday, July 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/31/12 - 11:53 AM]
"Rock Center with Brian Williams" Moves to Thursdays at 10p/9c on June 7
The newsmagazine will air new episodes through the summer into the fall.

[05/31/12 - 11:50 AM]
Man's Best Friend Gets a Sunday Treat - Premiere of "Dogs in the City" to Be Rebroadcast Sunday, 8:00-9:00 PM
CBS's new summer entry bowed last night to 6.7 million viewers.

[05/31/12 - 11:42 AM]
SOAPnet Fans Can Go for the Gold by Voting on Facebook for Their Favorite "General Hospital" Moments Starting June 25th and Running Through July 6th
The winning episodes will be featured during the "General Hospital's Gold Medal Moments" stunt, airing July 30 through August 10.

[05/31/12 - 11:39 AM]
48 Hours Mystery: "Murder in The O.C." Tied for First in Adults 18-49 With the Premiere Tuesday Telecast of the Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 29.

[05/31/12 - 11:33 AM]
History(R)'s "Hatfields & McCoys" Shatters Records With 14.3 Million Total Viewers on Night Three
History spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 30.

[05/31/12 - 10:33 AM]
ABC News Announces a New Documentary Series, "NY Med," from the Award-Winning Producers of "Hopkins" and "Boston Med"
The eight-part series launches Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/31/12 - 10:17 AM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 13-City Search for New Contestants
Among the stops: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Kansas City, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Cleveland, Dallas and San Diego.

[05/31/12 - 10:03 AM]
NBC Presents "The CLIOS: World's Best Commercials" in a Primetime Special July 25 at 8 P.M. ET, Hosted by JB Smoove
Jason Bateman, Kevin Bacon, Will Arnett, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan are among the featured talent.

[05/31/12 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Starz Debuts First Trailer for "Boss" Season 2 - Series Premieres August 17th at 9PM ET/PT
The new season will now air at the earlier time of 9:00/8:00c.

[05/31/12 - 09:33 AM]
Style Media Delivers Best May Ever Across All Key Demos - Becoming Fastest Growing Cable Network Among Women 18-34
Style spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/31/12 - 09:23 AM]
"Web Therapy" Starring Lisa Kudrow To Feature David Schwimmer, Meryl Streep, Conan O'Brien, Minnie Driver, Rosie O'Donnell, Among Others
The series returns to Showtime on Monday, July 2 at 11:00/10:00c.

[05/31/12 - 09:20 AM]
Sundance Channel Casts Aden Young as Lead in Original Scripted Series "Rectify"
Plus: Keith Gordon will direct the first episode and continue as a producing director for future episodes.

[05/31/12 - 08:59 AM]
The Premiere of "Dogs in the City" Wins Time Period with 6.7 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 30.

[05/31/12 - 08:38 AM]
Hook, Line and Sinker! Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Nabs Its Biggest Catch Yet
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/31/12 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dance" Triumphs Over "Dogs," NHL
NBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals opens down 44% from a year ago.

[05/31/12 - 08:18 AM]
HGTV Offers New Series and Specials in Its June 2012 Programming Lineup
Highlights include the premiere of "Selling London" on Thursday, June 7 at 9:30/8:30c.

[05/31/12 - 08:11 AM]
"2012 CMT Music Awards" Adds Performers for Nationwide Insurance Stage
Lauren Alaina, Casey James, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore and The Farm are all on tap.

[05/31/12 - 07:55 AM]
TLC Picks Up New Series With "Toddlers & Tiaras" Breakout Star Alana
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" will premiere in August with six half-hour episodes.

[05/31/12 - 07:55 AM]
CORE Media Group Launches With Focus On Creating, Managing And Cultivating Compelling, Original Content And Iconic Entertainment Brands
CORE Media Group is the newly branded version of the company formerly known as CKx.

[05/31/12 - 07:27 AM]
AMC Announces "The Walking Dead" Season 3 Preview Weekend on July 7 & 8
Highlights include the world television premiere of the black and white version of "The Walking Dead" pilot episode.

[05/31/12 - 07:01 AM]
TLC Returns to the Streets With All-New Episodes of "D.U.I."
The series returns with three weeks of back-to-back episodes beginning Thursday, June 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/31/12 - 07:01 AM]
Cat Cora, Ali Fedotowsky, Arsenio Hall, Marilu Henner, Joe Jonas, Rob Kardashian, George Kotsiopoulos, Dayana Mendoza To Judge The 2012 Miss USA(R) Competition On June 3
The celebrity judges join Grammy-nominated superstar Akon, who will perform his new song "America's Most Wanted."

[05/31/12 - 06:47 AM]
"The 55th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" Will Rock Los Angeles' Staples Center on Feb. 10, Live on CBS
Plus: "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)" to take place on Wednesday, December 5.

[05/31/12 - 06:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Renews "Nurse Jackie" for Fifth Season
Plus: "Dexter" alum Clyde Phillips has been tapped as the new showrunner.

[05/31/12 - 06:01 AM]
Get Ready for This Summer's Most Anticipated New Series, "Snooki & JWOWW," With an All-New Special, "Snooki & JWOWW: Best Friends Forever," Airing Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
The "Jersey Shore" spin-off then premieres Thursday, June 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/31/12 - 05:06 AM]
Dimension Films and Starz Digital Media Premiere "Piranha 3DD" on TV/Internet VOD Day and Date with June 1st Theatrical Release
Said launch is the first Dimension Films release to venture into this trendsetting release model.

[05/31/12 - 05:03 AM]
CTV Orders Enthralling New Original Drama Series "Motive"
The series, from Daniel Cerone, "follows a feisty female Vancouver homicide detective who matches wits with killers in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game."

[05/31/12 - 05:02 AM]
CTV and CTV Two 2012/13 Night-by-Night Schedules and Program Descriptions
Highlights include the final season of "Flashpoint" on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/30/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 30
Updates include: "Mike & Molly's" James Burrows to segue to "Partners"; Lifetime considering former ABC drama pilot "Devious Maids"; and Robert Patrick upped to series regular on "Last Resort."

[05/30/12 - 04:40 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Hatfields & McCoys," Heat/Celtics Big for History, ESPN
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn," TLC's "Cake Boss" and VH1's "Single Ladies."

[05/30/12 - 04:35 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Spurs, "Thrones" Put TNT, HBO in Front
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Mob Wives Chicago" and Animal Planet's "Mermaids: The Body Found."

[05/30/12 - 04:30 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Tops Charts for Syfy
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Paul Simon's Graceland Journey: Under African Skies" and Syfy's "Insane or Inspired?"

[05/30/12 - 02:36 PM]
Jerry O'Connell, Jesse Palmer, Howie Mandel & Joel McHale to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of June 11-15, 2012
Guests that week include Noah Wyle, Bristol Palin, Ben Stiller, Michael Ealy and Raven-Symone.

[05/30/12 - 02:10 PM]
FEARnet Brings New Meaning to "June Gloom" With the Network Debut of "Saw" and the Broadcast Premiere of "Saw VI" on Sunday, June 17
"Saw," "Saw V" and "Saw VI" will also air again as a movie block on Thursday, June 21.

[05/30/12 - 01:48 PM]
"Glee" Stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera Join Oxygen's "The Glee Project" as Season Two Guest Mentors
They'll appear on the show's June 19 and June 26 episodes, respectively.

[05/30/12 - 01:41 PM]
Syfy Scores Most Watched May in Four Years
Syfy spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/30/12 - 01:11 PM]
MTV Unleashes Marathon Mania in Advance of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards"
Look for the entire first season of "Awkward" to rebroadcast this Saturday, June 2 with a "Punk'd" season-to-date marathon on Sunday, June 3.

[05/30/12 - 01:09 PM]
The Weather Channel Orders More "Iron Men" - Breakout Hit Gets Nine-Episode Order
"Iron Men" first premiered as part of the network's docu-series anthology "Braving the Elements."

[05/30/12 - 12:40 PM]
HGTV and Disney Parks Create More Fantasy-Inspired Backyards in Second Season of "My Yard Goes Disney"
The series returns for its second season on Friday, June 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/30/12 - 12:09 PM]
Animal Planet Slays With Best-Ever May in Network History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/30/12 - 12:03 PM]
Aloha! 2013 Pro Bowl to be Played in Hawaii on NBC Week Before Super Bowl XLVII
The game will be televised live on Sunday, January 27 on NBC at 7 PM ET and again serve as the signature event to kick off the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

[05/30/12 - 11:37 AM]
History(R)'s "Hatfields & McCoys" Continues Blockbuster Ratings With 13.1 Million Total Viewers on Night Two
History spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 29.

[05/30/12 - 11:22 AM]
The Stakes Are High in The Much Anticipated Season Finales Of "The Game" And "Let's Stay Together" Tuesday, June 5 At 10 PM
Rick Fox guest stars in the former's season closer.







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
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Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
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[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
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Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
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The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
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The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
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Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
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NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
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