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[08/06/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 6
Updates include: FOX plots small screen take on "The Beach"; Nick Jonas eyed for "American Judge" slot; and Sharon Osbourne affirms exit from NBC's "America's Got Talent."

[08/06/12 - 05:20 PM]
Team USA Gold Medal Gymnasts Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman & Jordyn Wieber Compete in Individual Gymnastics Gold Medal Finals Tuesday Night on NBC
The Peacock details its schedules for Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8.

[08/06/12 - 03:01 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Super Saver Showdown," Nickelodeon's "Hollywood Heights" and more!

[08/06/12 - 02:30 PM]
"American Idol" Winner Phillip Phillips' New Video "Home" to World Broadcast Premiere Wednesday, August 8, on FOX
The video for "Home" was directed by U.K.-born Joseph Toman and was filmed on the road during this summer's American Idol Live! Tour.

[08/06/12 - 02:27 PM]
Kurt Sutter Issues "Sons of Anarchy" Season Five Premiere Challenge
Four of Sutter's Twitter follows could potentially come to Los Angeles and watch an episode with the cast and crew.

[08/06/12 - 01:34 PM]
Special Preview of "Revolution" Airs Tonight (Monday, August 6th) on NBC During Coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
The preview will air during a commercial pod sometime between 10:45-11:15 ET/PT prior to the Women's Gymnastics Uneven Bars.

[08/06/12 - 01:32 PM]
Video: Katie Couric's New, Nationally Syndicated Daytime Show, "Katie" -- New Promo: "You're Invited"
Said entry premieres Monday, September 10 on stations covering 95% of the country.

[08/06/12 - 01:29 PM]
FOX Sports Announces 2012 NFL Broadcast Teams
New additions include Mike Martz and Heath Evans as game analysts.

[08/06/12 - 01:15 PM]
USA Taps Reena Singh to Vice President, Original Scripted Programming
Singh hails from Universal Cable Productions where she was vice president of development and current programming.

[08/06/12 - 01:07 PM]
AMC Launches Video Contest - "Hey DISH, Where's My AMC?
The Grand Prize Winner receives a $4000 cash prize, a Canon(R) 7D Camera, and the opportunity to discuss their work with AMC's Senior Vice President of Production.

[08/06/12 - 01:03 PM]
31.3 Million Average Viewership on NBC Last Night is Best for Middle Sunday of Any Non-U.S. Summer Olympics in 36 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 5 plus its Olympics coverage to date.

[08/06/12 - 11:48 AM]
Video: Clips from "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne" - World Premiere on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Check out four teases from the cable channel's latest celebrity roast.

[08/06/12 - 11:39 AM]
New Episodes of Hit Series "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" Return on TLC
Country singer Miranda Lambert and band The Pistol Annies appear in the opener, airing Friday, August 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/06/12 - 11:10 AM]
Lifetime Picks Up "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition"
Robin Antin, Richard Jackson and Abby Lee Miller of "Dance Moms" will serve as judges on the series.

[08/06/12 - 11:05 AM]
Fresh Off the Olympic Games, First Lady Michelle Obama Stops by NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on August 13
Mrs. Obama will talk about leading the U.S. Olympic delegation for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London and life at the White House.

[08/06/12 - 10:24 AM]
"Their Finest Hour," a Tom Brokaw Documentary, to Premiere Saturday, August 11 During NBC's Daytime Coverage of the London Olympics
In Tom Brokaw's words, "Their Finest Hour" explores the debt Americans owe to the British people.

[08/06/12 - 10:18 AM]
Robin Roberts Celebrates the Greatest Twosomes in Television History on "TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by The Paley Center for Media," Sunday, September 2 on ABC
The 30 duos were selected by a poll conducted by Nielsen Media Research.

[08/06/12 - 10:14 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Fourth Season of Hit Music Comedy Series "Big Time Rush"
Production is slated to commence on 13 episodes early 2013 in Los Angeles.

[08/06/12 - 09:34 AM]
Original Drama Series "Bomb Girls" to Premiere Tuesdays, Starting on September 11, 2012 at 10P ET and AT 10P PT
The six-episode period drama stars Jodi Balfour, Meg Tilly, Peter Outerbridge and Sebastian Pigott.

[08/06/12 - 09:25 AM]
Tuesday Nights Heat Up on Oxygen with Original Second Episode of "All the Right Moves" Now Airing on August 21 at 10PM ET/PT
The show's premiere will also rebroadcast Tuesday, August 14 following the season finale of "The Glee Project."

[08/06/12 - 09:11 AM]
Exclusive: Syfy to Debut "Lake Placid: The Final Chapter" on Saturday, September 29
The channel's two previous "Lake Placid" efforts are among its most-watched Saturday movies.

[08/06/12 - 09:10 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Still Untouchable With Summer Olympics Coverage
The Peacock averages just over 29 million viewers in primetime.

[08/06/12 - 08:53 AM]
A&E Network Scheduling Changes for "Intervention" and "Beyond Scared Straight"
"Beyond Scared Straight" will now air Mondays at 10:00/9:00c beginning August 20, bumping the return of "Hoarders."

[08/06/12 - 08:27 AM]
Travel Channel Bows the Final Season of the Emmy(R) Award-Winning Series "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - The Final Tour"
The show's ninth and final season launches Monday, September 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/06/12 - 07:30 AM]
1,117,011,735 Page Views for NBCOlympics.com
NBC spins the digital numbers for its Olympics coverage to date.

[08/06/12 - 07:00 AM]
Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Set to Drop Jaws Again with Second Season Pick-Up of "Nitro Circus Live" on MTV2 and Premiere of "Nitro Circus the Movie 3-D"
Plus: Travis and his crew will host a special season one marathon tonight, Monday, August 6, starting at 4:00/3:00c.

[08/06/12 - 06:13 AM]
Sonar Entertainment Begins Production on New Mini-Series in Disaster Pack Collection
Matthew Modine toplines "CAT. 8" while David James Elliot and Julia Ormond co-star in "Exploding Sun."

[08/05/12 - 04:51 PM]
All-Around Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas & Jonathan Horton Compete in Individual Gymnastics Gold Medal Finals Monday Night on NBC
The Peacock details its schedules for Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7.

[08/05/12 - 01:35 PM]
Olympics Continue to Score for NBCUniversal
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 4 plus its Olympics coverage to date.

[08/05/12 - 09:00 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX's UFC Coverage No Match for Olympics on NBC
Said numbers however were on par with its last UFC special from May.

[08/05/12 - 05:51 AM]
NBC Sports Group Extends French Open Partnership Through 2024
The multi-year, multi-platform extension includes 10 more hours of live U.S. television coverage and increased digital rights for the Grand Slam event.

[08/04/12 - 07:24 PM]
NBC to Air Special "Michael Phelps: America's Golden Champion" Sunday, August 5 at 7 P.M. ET
Phelps sat down exclusively late Saturday night with NBC Olympics host Bob Costas, and disclosed his innermost thoughts about his Olympic odyssey.

[08/04/12 - 05:05 PM]
Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Tyson Gay Featured in 100M Final Sunday Night on NBC
The Peacock details its schedules for Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6.

[08/04/12 - 12:56 PM]
Through First Week, London Olympics Sets Viewership Records
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 3 and its coverage to date.

[08/04/12 - 08:49 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Still Tops as Summer Olympics Dip to Low
The Peacock nevertheless averages nearly 27 million viewers in primetime.

[08/03/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 3
Updates include: Michael Raymond-James, Colin O'Donoghue bound for ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; David Denman to return to NBC's "The Office"; and Chris Levinson books a new drama at FOX.

[08/03/12 - 05:32 PM]
Michael Phelps' Final Swim of London Olympics Tomorrow Night on NBC
Plus: NBC's daytime Saturday and Sunday coverage will be live to all time zones.

[08/03/12 - 05:21 PM]
ESPN Films Launches 30 for 30 Shorts on Grantland.com
The shorts will premiere monthly and be complemented by a written feature and additional material to provide context.

[08/03/12 - 05:18 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Fall Schedule for 30 for 30 Vol. II
First up is "Broke" from director Billy Corben on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/03/12 - 03:11 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Burn Notice," "Suits" Remain on Top for USA
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "The Real L Word," TLC's "Four Weddings" and Nickelodeon's "Hollywood Heights."

[08/03/12 - 12:03 PM]
London Olympics Post 7th Straight Night of Viewership and Ratings Gains Over 2008 Beijing Games
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 2.

[08/03/12 - 12:01 PM]
Sexy Latino Stars Make Their English Speaking Television Debuts on USA Network
Khotan and Angelica Celaya are bound for "Royal Pains" and "Burn Notice," respectively.

[08/03/12 - 12:00 PM]
Annie Parisse Joins Cast of "The Following"
She'll play FBI Specialist Debra Parker in the drama, due at midseason.

[08/03/12 - 11:09 AM]
NBC Olympics Sets Records for Younger Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for its Olympics coverage to date.

[08/03/12 - 10:23 AM]
MTV Announces Key Premiere Dates and Series Renewals at Their Summer TCA Presentation
"Jersey Shore" to return Thursday, October 4 at 10:00/9:00c; "Snooki & JWOWW" gets second season; and more!

[08/03/12 - 09:35 AM]
TLC and Discovery Fit & Health Go Inside the Classroom to Reveal Life as a Teen Mom in New Series "High School Moms"
The series premieres on TLC Sunday, August 12 at 8:00/7:00c with encores on Discovery Fit & Health starting Thursday, August 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/03/12 - 09:20 AM]
NBC Olympics' Experiencing Unprecedented Digital Traffic & Engagement During London Olympics
NBC spins the digital numbers to date for its Olympics coverage.

[08/03/12 - 09:11 AM]
Life Gets "Unexpectedly" More "Awkward" When Special Guest-Star Kris Polaha Appears in Two Episodes of MTV's Hit Comedy Series "Awkward," Beginning Thursday, August 9 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
He'll play Ben, "a blast from Lacey's past, who shows up to attend Aunt Ally's (guest-star Barret Swatek) wedding."

[08/03/12 - 08:51 AM]
"Be Good Johnny Weir" Returns To Logo For Second Season
Look for the first of 10 new half-hour episodes on Monday, September 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/03/12 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's Summer Olympics Coverage Nets Another 35 Million
Plus: ABC's "Wipeout" takes a big week-to-week hit against the Summer Games.







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[10/11/19 - 08:12 AM]
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[10/11/19 - 06:55 AM]
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[10/11/19 - 06:12 AM]
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[10/10/19 - 01:01 PM]
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