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[07/10/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 10
Updates include: CBS revives comedy "Ex Men" with pilot order; A&E greenlights "Those Who Kill" drama pilot; and Lifetime to develop "Two Kisses for Maddy" as a telefilm.

[07/10/12 - 09:04 PM]
Viacom Drops 17 National Networks from DirecTV Lineup After Ignoring DirecTV's Latest Proposal
The DirecTV Kids' Mix Channel will help parents find programming alternatives when they tune to any children's network removed by Viacom.

[07/10/12 - 05:29 PM]
Video: Dan Harmon Discusses His Exit from "Community" on "Attack of the Show!"
The former showrunner chatted with Marc Maron to discuss his exit from the show he created.

[07/10/12 - 04:41 PM]
Video: 11 Deleted Scenes from FX's "BrandX with Russell Brand"
The late-night series airs Thursdays at 11:00/10:00c on the cable channel.

[07/10/12 - 04:36 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Triumphs With "Home Run Derby"
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Opening Act," HBO's "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" and ABC Family's "Bunheads."

[07/10/12 - 03:48 PM]
USA Network Launches a Virtual Treasure Hunt With "White Collar: Neal's Stash"
The 10-week experience, with 50 custom videos, was developed in conjunction with the show's creative team.

[07/10/12 - 02:06 PM]
Nickelodeon Honors Ernest Borgnine with a "SpongeBob SquarePants" Two-Hour Marathon
Borgnine's Mermaid Man will be showcased from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Wednesday, July 11.

[07/10/12 - 01:16 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Remains Unstoppable for HBO
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Oprah Builds a Network," VH1's "Big Ang" and Discovery's "Bounty Wars."

[07/10/12 - 01:14 PM]
Oxygen Announces "Glee" Stars Dianna Agron and Grant Gustin to Join "The Glee Project" as Upcoming Guest Mentors
Other upcoming mentors include Amber Riley (July 24), Darren Criss (July 31) and Chris Colfer (August 14).

[07/10/12 - 01:11 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: "NASCAR: Coke Zero 400" Puts TNT on Top
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Man vs. Wolf," FX's "UFC 148 Preliminaries" and HBO's "Boxing After Dark."

[07/10/12 - 12:55 PM]
The Votes Are In! The Fans Have Spoken! SOAPnet Presents "General Hospital's Gold Medal Moments" Starting July 30th and Running Through August 10th
Categories include Best Back from the Beyond Moment, Steamiest Seduction, Best Soap-tastrophe, Hottest Supercouple, Best OMG Moment and more!

[07/10/12 - 12:41 PM]
Animal Planet's "Call of the Wildman" and "Gator Boys" Set Record Highs Over the Weekend
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, July 8.

[07/10/12 - 12:33 PM]
TNT's "The Closer" Returns with 6.1 Million Viewers as New Drama "Perception" Launches with 5.6 Million Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, July 9.

[07/10/12 - 11:42 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Food and Baseball Propel Network to Independence Week Victory
FOX spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/12 - 11:19 AM]
A-Listers Tracy Morgan and Neil Patrick Harris Call in Animal Planet's Exotic Aquarium Duo in New Installments of Hit Series "Tanked"
Said installment, "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Tank," kicks off new episodes beginning Saturday, August 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/10/12 - 11:06 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT's Primetime Deliveries Are Up 21% Among Adults 18-34 This Summer
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/12 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family's Award-Winning Hit Series "Switched at Birth" Returns With All New Episodes Monday, September 3 at 8:00PM ET/PT
Plus: Hyperion will release a "Switched at Birth" book on August 28 authored by Lea Thompson's character Kathryn Kennish.

[07/10/12 - 11:00 AM]
Charisma Carpenter Joins the Cast of the Hit Drama Series "The Lying Game"
The second season of the drama series begins production this month for a winter premiere.

[07/10/12 - 10:53 AM]
TNT and Dark Horse Comics Partner to Create "Falling Skies" Activation at San Diego Comic-Con
The interactive photo experience will give fans the opportunity to experience what it is like to be harnessed by the mysterious alien creatures.

[07/10/12 - 10:44 AM]
FEARnet Brings Back Animated Favorites "The Real Ghostbusters" And "Tales From The Cryptkeeper" As Well As Live-Action Series "Eerie, Indiana" And "Dark Oracle" When It Adds The "Funhouse" Weekend Programming Block Saturday, August 18 From 10 am To 12 pm ET
The "Funhouse" block will be broadcast Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET and re-aired the next day, Sunday, in the same time period on the linear TV channel.

[07/10/12 - 10:20 AM]
NBC Entertainment Names Pearlena Igbokwe Executive Vice President, Drama Development
Igbokwe comes to NBC from Showtime, where she worked closely with Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, for seven years.

[07/10/12 - 10:10 AM]
Disney Channel Continues its Summer of Dominance - Ranks as Cable's TV's #1 Network in Total Day for the 5th Straight Week in Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/12 - 10:08 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Claims 4 of the Top 20 Most-Watched TV Shows of the Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/12 - 10:07 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "America's Got Talent" Ranks #1 Among Non-Sports Prime Telecasts for a Sixth Week in a Row
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/12 - 10:07 AM]
Video: New Promos for FX's "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell"
The cable channel's new late-night series launches Thursday, August 9 at 11:00/10:00c.

[07/10/12 - 09:33 AM]
Join in for the First "Futurama" Live-Stream Chat With the Producers and Talent from the Emmy-Award(R) Winning Series Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 P.M.
Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche are all on tap for the half-hour discussion.

[07/10/12 - 09:31 AM]
VH1 Presents Unplugged: Gym Class Heroes Premiering on VH1 and VH1.com Beginning July 12
The episode will debut on Thursday, July 12 on Unplugged.VH1.com beginning at 4 PM EST and on-air that evening at 12 Midnight EST.

[07/10/12 - 09:23 AM]
HGTV and Disney Collaborate to Create "Electrifying Garden" Interactive Experience at Comic-Con International 2012
The garden is inspired by Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," a stop-motion animated feature film that was filmed in black and white.

[07/10/12 - 09:15 AM]
Lifetime to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of "Project Runway" With Life-Sized Interactive Runway Installation on the High Line in New York City
The runway installation will be open to the public from Monday, July 16th, through Thursday, July 19th, at the Chelsea Market Passage.

[07/10/12 - 08:50 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Emerges as Monday's #1 TV Show with Best-Since-Premiere Results
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 9.

[07/10/12 - 08:43 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen," "MasterChef" Put FOX in Front
Plus: NBC, absent "America's Got Talent," sinks to fourth place among adults 18-49.

[07/10/12 - 08:39 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Is Up 27% in 18-49 Versus NBC's Average in Its Time Period Last Summer
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 9 plus the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/12 - 08:32 AM]
USA Network Debuts New Prequel Web Series - "Covert Affairs: Sights Unseen"
Christopher Gorham stars in and directs the five-week experience, which explores his character's backstory.

[07/10/12 - 08:25 AM]
Saturday's "48 Hours Mystery: The Killing Fields" Was #1 at 10:00 PM in Households, Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 7.

[07/10/12 - 07:23 AM]
A&E Premieres Season 2 of "Storage Wars Texas" & "American Hoggers" Wednesday, 8/15 at 9PM & 10PM ET/PT
In "Storage Wars: Texas," A&E's top-rated non-fiction franchise heads to the Lone Star state to follow teams of bidders on their quest for auction gold.

[07/09/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 9
Updates include: Rose McIver to run MTV's "Finishing School for Boys"; ABC orders eight episodes of "The Taste"; and Barry Watson to recur on The CW's "Gossip Girl."

[07/09/12 - 04:01 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Channel Quintet Tops Viewers
Plus: numbers for HBO's "The Ricky Gervais Show," Showtime's "Corey Holcomb: Your Way Ain't Working" and Nickelodeon's "Hollywood Heights."

[07/09/12 - 02:31 PM]
"The Batmobile" Documentary Special Premieres Monday, July 16 at 8:00 PM on The CW Network
The half-hour special will have its world premiere screening at Comic Con in San Diego on July 12.

[07/09/12 - 02:16 PM]
BBC America Returns to Comic-Con With "Doctor Who" Panel in Hall H
Plus: look for new "Doctor Who" specials as part of the "Supernatural Saturday" programming block starting Saturday, August 4.

[07/09/12 - 01:24 PM]
SOAPnet Presents a Two Week Block of Live Well Network Original Programming Airing Weeknights July 30 to August 10
"Live Big with Ali Vincent," "My Family Recipe Rocks!," "Mirror/Mirror" and "We Owe What?" are among the featured series.

[07/09/12 - 01:23 PM]
"Live! With Kelly" Announces Ten Semi-Finalists for "Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Search"
The contest will give one lucky viewer the chance to go from watching "Live" at home to co-hosting for a day with Kelly Ripa.

[07/09/12 - 12:24 PM]
Oxygen Media Announces Partnership With Crunch Fitness to Offer Exclusive Dance Classes Created by the Cast of "All the Right Moves"
Travis Wall, Teddy Forance, Nick Lazzarini and Kyle Robinson star in the series, premiering Tuesday, July 31 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/09/12 - 12:08 PM]
"Big Brother" Premieres July 12 on CBS With a Host of New Interactive Offerings to Build on Last Summer's Significant Online and Social Growth
Plus: look for "Big Brother: After Dark" once again on Showtime and 24/7 viewing on RealNetworks Live Feeds.

[07/09/12 - 12:01 PM]
Vito, an Insightful Portrait of Vito Russo, One of the Founding Fathers of the Modern Gay Liberation Movement, Debuts July 23, Exclusively on HBO
Jeffrey Schwarz directed the film, the latest from HBO Documentary Films' summer series.

[07/09/12 - 11:52 AM]
FOX FanFare 2012 - New Drama Series "The Following" to Debut at Comic-Con
Plus: the network details its other panels and autograph signings at this week's event.

[07/09/12 - 11:20 AM]
Four Series on The Hub TV Network Honored With CINE Golden Eagle Awards
"Family Game Night," "Transformers Prime," "Pound Puppies" and "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" were recognized for high quality production and storytelling.

[07/09/12 - 10:30 AM]
Music Sensation Carly Rae Jepsen to Perform in the Season Premiere of "90210"
She'll perform a song from her much-anticipated new album in the episode where she is the music headliner for Adrianna's (Jessica Lowndes) Las Vegas premiere.

[07/09/12 - 10:09 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Dates for New Seasons of "Boardwalk Empire" and "Treme"
The former returns Sunday, September 16 followed by the latter on Sunday, September 23.

[07/09/12 - 10:08 AM]
Multi-Platinum Selling Recording Artist Gavin DeGraw to Perform on "America's Got Talent" Wednesday, July 11, 9-10 PM ET
DeGraw will perform his current single and album's title track, "Sweeter," during the live results show.

[07/09/12 - 10:07 AM]
Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con Reteam to Distribute Official Bag of Comic-Con(R) International: San Diego
"Arrow," "The Big Bang Theory," "Fringe," "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries" are among the available themes.







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[08/01/14 - 01:49 PM]
DIY Network Achieved Most-Watched July Primetime Ever Among P25-54 Viewers in July
DIY Network spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 01:18 PM]
ESPN Goes to Portland for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game
ESPN media platforms will combine to provide unprecedented coverage of the game, between a team of Major League Soccer All-Stars and Bayern Munich on Wednesday, August 6.

[08/01/14 - 01:15 PM]
HGTV Scores Best July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 11:01 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and the National Cable Television Cooperative Announce Robust Long-Term Distribution Agreement
As part of the new multi-year deal, the NCTC will introduce several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH and video-on-demand products.

[08/01/14 - 10:55 AM]
Live Twitter(R) Chat with "The Quest" Executive Producers and the First Eliminated Contestant, Friday, August 1
Join Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming, Rob Eric and the first Paladin banished from Everealm as they answer your questions about last night's exciting series premiere.

[08/01/14 - 10:20 AM]
Dierks Bentley Brings a Special Performance from His Headlining Riser Tour to CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown" This Weekend as Part of the Mountain Dew(R) CMT Summer Concert Series
Bentley has invited the series on the road of his tour, making special appearances in all four installments and bringing fans new videos along with a behind-the-scenes look from the road.

[08/01/14 - 09:01 AM]
Sarah Hyland to Co-Host "Teen Choice 2014" Sunday, August 10, Live on FOX
Also scheduled to appear: Taylor Swift, Ansel Elgort, Victoria Justice, Collins Key, Laura and Vanessa Marano, Ian Somerhalder, Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Ariana Grande.

[08/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Matches a Six-Week High in 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Win Streak in Both Viewers, Demos
The Eye was the top draw among total viewers and adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[08/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Quest" Debut Ties a Summer Time-Slot High and "NY Med" Wins at 10pm with a Best-Since-Premiere Number
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 07:46 AM]
Escape Acquires Rights to More Than 500 Episodes of Three Popular True Crime Television Series
"Snapped," "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Forensic Files" have all been licensed to the fledgling network.

[08/01/14 - 07:43 AM]
ESPN to Follow Path of USA Basketball Men's National Team to the "2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup"
The USA Basketball National team is coached by legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and potentially headlined by superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Paul George, Derrick Rose and James Harden, among others.

[08/01/14 - 07:23 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date of "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Series to Launch Its Eight-Episode Season Friday, Oct. 17
Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode of the unprecedented documentary series is devoted to a different American musical landmark.

[08/01/14 - 07:03 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Kicks Off August with Big Week of Boxing
Sammy Vasquez Jr. and James Stevenson square off in a main event IBF/USBA Welterweight title bout presented by Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions on Friday, August 8.

[08/01/14 - 07:00 AM]
Science Channel's "Man vs. the Universe" Delves Into Mankind's New Race to Tame the Cosmos
The three-part series launches Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.