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[06/01/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 1
Updates include: Damon Lindelof plots TV return at Warner Bros. Television; Andy Samberg is the latest to depart NBC's "SNL"; and Vanessa Redgrave to guest on USA's "Political Animals."

[06/01/12 - 05:03 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People," NBA Playoffs Top the Charts
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "7 Days of Sex," TLC's "Tattoo School" and Discovery's "Final Offer."

[06/01/12 - 03:47 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Duets" Superstar John Legend
The nine-time Grammy winner chats alongside his newly announced partners on the series.

[06/01/12 - 03:12 PM]
Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan to Accept "Most Manticipated" Award for "The Dark Knight Rises" at Spike TV's 2012 "Guys Choice" Awards
The annual event tapes tomorrow night at Sony Pictures Studios and will air Saturday, June 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/01/12 - 03:06 PM]
Bravo Media's "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding" Delivers Highest Rated Episode of the Season
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, May 31.

[06/01/12 - 02:55 PM]
2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee Final - Most-Viewed Ever on Cable Television
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 31.

[06/01/12 - 02:13 PM]
Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Launches Online Monday, June 4 With Its First Selection, "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed
Digital editions - with exclusive content including a reader's guide and Oprah's notes on her favorite passages - will be available on Amazon Kindle and NOOK(R) by Barnes & Noble.

[06/01/12 - 01:12 PM]
Luke Bryan and The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry Will Host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," September 17 on ABC
The Alphabet has been home to the annual three-hour special since 2005.

[06/01/12 - 12:24 PM]
History's Launch of "Mountain Men" Garners 3.9 Million Total Viewers
History spins the numbers for Thursday, May 31.

[06/01/12 - 11:53 AM]
The Wanted Return Stateside for an Exclusive Performance to Air Live on Fuse
"Fuse Presents: The Wanted Live from the Beacon Theatre" airs Thursday, June 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/01/12 - 11:24 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Finishes for the May 2012 Sweep
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 21-25 and the season to date.

[06/01/12 - 10:17 AM]
Johnny Depp to Be Honored With the "MTV Generation Award" at the "2012 MTV Movie Awards"
Past recipients include Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

[06/01/12 - 09:15 AM]
Tony Robbins and Iyanla Vanzant Exclusive Lectures on Focusing Your Life to Premiere on "Super Soul Sunday" June 3 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Upcoming installments to feature Sarah Ban Breathnach, DeVon Franklin and Caroline Myss.

[06/01/12 - 09:05 AM]
truTV Set to Broadcast HBO(R) Reality Series "24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley" Marathon Replay
All four editions of the reality series will air consecutively, starting at 4 p.m. (ET/PT) on fight day - Saturday, June 9.

[06/01/12 - 08:55 AM]
ABC's "Duets" Dominates Fox's "Touch" Finale/"Rookie Blue" Holds 100% of its Premiere in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 31.

[06/01/12 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Repeats Best Originals on ABC, FOX
Rebroadcasts of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Rules of Engagement" are the top two programs in 18-49 last night.

[06/01/12 - 08:21 AM]
"One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss & Betrayal," Exploring Hard Truths About America's Relationship With Dogs, Debuts June 18, Exclusively on HBO
The project, from producer R.J. Cutler, launches the HBO Documentary Films summer series.

[06/01/12 - 08:07 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Delivers its 2nd-Most-Watched Season in 10 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 21-25 and the season to date.

[06/01/12 - 06:00 AM]
Stars of Stage, Film, TV and Music Celebrate Broadway's Best When They Present on "The 66th Annual Tony(R) Awards," Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris
Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Jessica Chastain, Sheryl Crow, Nick Jonas, Angela Lansbury, James Marsden, Trey Parker and Jim Parsons are among those set for the June 10 event on CBS.

[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.







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[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
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Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
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Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.

[07/28/15 - 01:43 PM]
Animal Planet Promotes Andy Weissberg and Erin Wanner
Both have played crucial roles in establishing Animal Planet as a top-20 ad-supported network for men and the entertainment destination for viewers seeking a deeper connection to the wild world.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:00 PM]
HBO NOW Available Today to Verizon Broadband Customers
HBO NOW is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.

[07/28/15 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Agreement with Westminster Kennel Club to Bring Annual Dog Show to FOX Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD
Beginning in 2017, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airs in primetime on FOX Sports 1 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden as the seven Best In Group selections are made on Monday and Tuesday night, leading up to Tuesday night's Best In Show announcement.

[07/28/15 - 10:55 AM]
The Lines Are Drawn in Netflix's New "Narcos" Character Posters
All 10 episodes of "Narcos" will premiere on August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[07/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
"Income Property" Starring Scott McGillivray Premieres on DIY Network in August
"American Rehab: Charleston" and "Attic Gold" are also on tap beginning next month.

[07/28/15 - 10:33 AM]
TV Land Picks Up "The Soul Man" Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash for Fifth and Final Season
The sitcom is the network's highest-rated original series among African Americans 25-54 and African American Women 25-54.

[07/28/15 - 10:10 AM]
VH1's New Original Series "She's Got Game" Featuring Grammy Nominated Rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Premieres Monday August 10th at 9 PM ET/PT
The new series "She's Got Game," follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 09:42 AM]
"Doctor Who" Returns to the Big Screen Nationwide to Feature Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Season Nine and Exclusive Interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman
The event will feature "The Doctor's Meditation" - a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton, in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

[07/28/15 - 09:29 AM]
The First Day of the Rest of Their Entrepreneurial Lives Begins Now on the Series Premiere of "Startup U," Airing Tuesday, August 11th, at 10:01PM ET/PT
It's a whole new game when ten savvy, creative and ambitious young adults get down to business and experience seven weeks of hard truths, tough lessons and plenty of drama on the series.

[07/28/15 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Family's Procedural Series "Stitchers" Brings on Damon Dayoub as Series Regular
He'll play Detective Quincy Fisher, an LAPD detective who is brought into the Stitchers program to assist with back-up and support for the team.