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[08/07/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 7
Updates include: Joss Whedon to spearhead Marvel series for ABC; Kevin McHale eyed to co-host FOX's "The X Factor"; and NBC buys "Freakonomics"-inspired drama.

[08/07/12 - 07:45 PM]
Video: "The X Factor" - Check Out the All-New Season Two Promo!
Look for the two-night premiere on Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13.

[08/07/12 - 06:07 PM]
Team USA's Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings Play Against Fellow Americans Jen Kessy & April Ross in Beach Volleyball Gold Metal Match Wednesday Night on NBC
The Peacock details its schedules for Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9.

[08/07/12 - 04:26 PM]
More Than 200 Million Viewers Tune In for the First 11 Days of the Olympics
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 6 plus its Olympics coverage to date.

[08/07/12 - 04:12 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: VH1 Takes Demo Crown With "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta"
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Miss Advised," Disney XD's "Mr. Young" and Nickelodeon's "Hollywood Heights."

[08/07/12 - 03:36 PM]
GSN Announces the Lineup of Competitors for New Original Series, "The American Bible Challenge," Premiering Thursday, August 23 at 8 PM (ET/PT)
The tournament starts with 18 three-person teams with three teams competing in each of the first six episodes.

[08/07/12 - 03:36 PM]
Team USA Men's Basketball & Women's Soccer Power NBC Sports Network to Most-Watched Total Day Ever
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Monday, August 6.

[08/07/12 - 12:39 PM]
Nick Lachey, Joel McHale, Seth Meyers & Howie Mandel to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of August 20-24, 2012
Scheduled guests include Shia LaBeouf, Tim Gunn, Zach Galifianakis, Zac Efron, Kevin Costner, Josh Brolin and Anne Hathaway.

[08/07/12 - 11:57 AM]
CMT's "Cheer" Premieres Friday, September 7 at 11/10c
The series, from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, will then air regularly on Friday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/07/12 - 11:40 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: HBO's "True Blood" the Series to Beat in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Spike TV's "Flip Men," OWN's "Oprah's Lifeclass" and NFL Network's "NFL Preseason: Saints/Cardinals."

[08/07/12 - 11:35 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN2's NASCAR Nationwide Series Tops Viewers
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Rock Docs: Marley," Showtime's "Kevin Nealon: Whelmed... But Not Overly" and NFL Network's "Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductions."

[08/07/12 - 11:30 AM]
Disney Channel is Cable TV's #1 Network in Total Viewers in Total Day for 9th Straight Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 30-August 5.

[08/07/12 - 11:27 AM]
Viewership Rises for "UFC On FOX 4"
FOX spins the numbers for Saturday, August 4.

[08/07/12 - 11:18 AM]
The Gold Medal-Winning U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team to Visit CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," Tuesday, August 14
The "Fierce Five" team of Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Alexandra Raisman have also had success on the individual medal front.

[08/07/12 - 11:16 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT's "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" Were Basic Cable's Most-Watched Series Last Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 30-August 5.

[08/07/12 - 11:16 AM]
"Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," an Animated Comedy About an Unlikely Ninja Hero and His Best Buddy, Premieres Monday, September 17 on Disney XD
New episodes will premiere Monday through Thursday at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

[08/07/12 - 11:01 AM]
Behind Every Successful Don, There's a Donna - and She's Ready to Talk! Investigation Discovery Premieres The Second Season of "I Married a Mobster" on August 15 at 10 PM (E/P)
The show's sophomore run begins with an installment featuring the story of Lindsey Cyr, Whitey Bulger's ex.

[08/07/12 - 10:41 AM]
Re-Imagine Music with Fuse - Worldwide Television Premiere of "Re:Generation Music Project" to Air August 17th at 10PM EST
The Crystal Method, DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex are among the featured artists.

[08/07/12 - 10:24 AM]
truTV: Fall 2012 Programming Highlights
Returning series include "South Beach Tow," "Operation Repo," "Lizard Lick Towing," "Hardcore Pawn" and "Storage Hunters."

[08/07/12 - 10:15 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Airs 7 of the Top 20 Programs Among Adults 18-49 Last Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of July 30-August 5.

[08/07/12 - 10:02 AM]
Major League Baseball Productions & NBC Sports Group Collaborate to Present "Caught Looking," a New Series on NBC Sports Network
The newcomer, due Wednesday, August 15 at 9:00/8:00c, "will give baseball fans an exclusive look inside a specific weekend series."

[08/07/12 - 10:00 AM]
ABCFamily.com Unveils "Pretty Little Liars" Suspect Tracker on Tuesday, August 7th to Help Narrow Down Who the Betrayer Really Is
The site has pared down the field of suspects to 12 characters where fans of the show can tweet to vote who they think is guilty.

[08/07/12 - 09:52 AM]
Spike TV Orders 26 Additional Episodes of "Auction Hunters" and 13 Episodes of "American Digger"
"We are thrilled to bring back new episodes of two of our most popular shows that speak to the network's mission of delivering bold, non-scripted entertainment with real stakes," said Sharon Levy.

[08/07/12 - 09:38 AM]
BET Networks Presents Fall 2012 Preview
Newly announced dates include "Keyshia & Daniel: Family First" on Tuesday, October 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/07/12 - 09:30 AM]
Think You've Missed Your Chance to Audition for Season 12 of "American Idol"? Think Again!
Online auditions are happening now through Monday, August 20.

[08/07/12 - 09:19 AM]
Ovation's Critically Acclaimed "The Best You've Never Seen" to Showcase the U.S. Premiere of "What to Do When Someone Dies"
The three-part mini-series, originally slated for June, will now premiere Monday, August 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/07/12 - 09:16 AM]
MTV Debuts Original Documentary "House of Style: Music, Models and MTV"
The documentary - featuring former hosts Cindy Crawford, Daisy Fuentes and Rebecca Romijn - debuts today on MTV Style.

[08/07/12 - 09:14 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - Network Dominates the Week of July 30-August 5, as the 2012 London Olympics Boosts the Network to 10-Year Highs
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 30-August 5.

[08/07/12 - 08:50 AM]
Food Network Reveals Cast for Upcoming "The Next Iron Chef: Redemption"
Alton Brown returns to host the new eight-episode season, premiering Sunday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/07/12 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Summer Olympics Deliver Another 26 Million to NBC
Plus: ABC's "Bachelor Pad" dips to a season low against said competition.

[08/07/12 - 07:31 AM]
"Paul McCartney's Live Kisses" Comes to "Great Performances" Friday, September 7th at 9 p.m. on PBS
Highlights include "Home," "More I Cannot Wish You," "Always," "Bye Bye Blackbird."

[08/07/12 - 07:09 AM]
ION Television Acquires Off-Network Rights to Popular CBS Series "Numb3rs"
Repeats of the CBS are set to premiere on ION during the 2012-13 television season.

[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.







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[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
Coverage of the press conferences is also available through FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content.

[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.

[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
Lori Loughlin Stars in "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Brendan Meyer also star in the second installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series.

[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
In his new series, Josh teams up with house hunters to knock on every door in their ideal location and convince one homeowner to sell their house within 24 hours.

[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.

[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.