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[08/18/12 - 09:19 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Demo Crown with NFL Preseason
Coverage of Detroit at Baltimore, like Cincinnati at Atlanta yesterday, puts the network on top.

[08/17/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 17
Updates include: Majandra Delfino joins NBC's "The Office" spin-off; Tad Quill books David Walton-led comedy at CBS; and Kelly Rowland to topline BET's "What Would Dylan Do?"

[08/17/12 - 06:04 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits" Hits Season High for USA in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Great White Highway," Showtime's "The Real L Word" and Food Network's "Extreme Chef."

[08/17/12 - 04:06 PM]
The NFL Is Back! NFL on FOX Preseason Matchup Between the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons Posted 4.7 Million Viewers
FOX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 16.

[08/17/12 - 03:49 PM]
NBC to Finish "Saving Hope" Run on Saturdays, Adds More Comedy Encores
"Go On," "The New Normal," "Guys with Kids" and "Animal Practice" will all get multiple encores.

[08/17/12 - 01:20 PM]
TNT Renews Hit Drama "Perception," One of Basic Cable's Top New Series of 2012
The network has ordered 13 episodes for season two, which is slated to air in 2013.

[08/17/12 - 12:59 PM]
ABC Family Cancels "Jane by Design" Amid Slew of Renewals
"Jane" and the recently wrapped "Make It or Break It" are the network's least-watched scripted series this year.

[08/17/12 - 12:12 PM]
ABC Family Announces Third Season of "Melissa & Joey," Second Seasons of Both "Baby Daddy" and "Switched at Birth," and Gives a Back-Order Pick-Up to "Bunheads"
The original dramas will premiere in Winter, with the hit comedies returning in Spring 2013.

[08/17/12 - 11:57 AM]
G4 Welcomes John Barrowman, Michael Ian Black, Neal Brennan and More as Guest Hosts for "Attack of the Show!"
Also on tap: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Holmes and Ben Schwartz.

[08/17/12 - 10:39 AM]
USA Network Presents Special "Gibbs' Rules" "NCIS" Marathon - With Super Fan Comments On-Air & Exclusive GetGlue Stickers
The network will post the best Super Fan comments on-air between 7/6c and 10/9c this Sunday, August 19.

[08/17/12 - 09:59 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Look at Season Two of the Golden Globe(R)-Winning and Emmy(R) Award Nominated Hit Series "Homeland"
Check out the trailer to the show's second season, premiering Sunday, September 30.

[08/17/12 - 09:07 AM]
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Follows American Kids Traveling to Africa to Stop Human Trafficking in "Kids for Sale: Slavery in Ghana" Premiering Sunday, Aug. 26, at 9 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite
Said installment was previously slated to air Sunday, July 15 on the cable channel.

[08/17/12 - 09:03 AM]
"Big Brother" Voting Results for August 16
CBS details the latest elimination on its summer staple.

[08/17/12 - 09:02 AM]
Interview: "Boss" Creator Farhad Safinia
The Starz drama kicks off its second season tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/17/12 - 08:57 AM]
"Big Brother" Delivers Its Largest Thursday Audience and Its Best Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Ratings Since Its Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 16.

[08/17/12 - 08:48 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with FOX
The Eye's "Big Brother" tops the adults 18-49 chart last night.

[08/17/12 - 08:37 AM]
"Saving Hope" Reports Its Top 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results of the Summer
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 16.

[08/17/12 - 07:45 AM]
Calling All Fans! Enter for a Chance to Party with Your Favorite FOX Stars in Los Angeles!
One lucky winner will receive a trip for two to attend the FOX Fall All-Star Party on Monday, September 10 in Los Angeles.

[08/17/12 - 05:04 AM]
Chris O'Dowd to Star in Spinal Tap-Style Series on BBC
The eight-part series, from filmmaker Christopher Guest, will be broadcast in the U.S. on HBO.

[08/16/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 16
Updates include: Danny Strong, David O. Russell team for CBS drama; Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimiglia to take over ABC's "The Family Tools"; and Kari Lizer returns to CBS with a new comedy.

[08/16/12 - 04:24 PM]
Bravo Media Earns Most Watched Wednesday of the Year with "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" and "Top Chef Masters" Scoring Double Digit Growth Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 15.

[08/16/12 - 03:36 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Puts USA Back in Front
Plus: numbers for NBC Sports Network's "Caught Looking," Discovery's "Shark Fight" and Style's "Gossip Girl" repeats.

[08/16/12 - 02:42 PM]
ABC Family's "Baby Daddy," #1 New Cable Comedy this Summer, is Cable's #1 Telecast at 8:30 p.m. for 8th Straight Week in W18-34 and W18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 15.

[08/16/12 - 01:25 PM]
ABC News to Deliver Extensive Coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions on August 27-30 & September 4-6
Look for one hour of primetime coverage on the aformentioned nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/12 - 11:27 AM]
AMC Greenlights Unscripted Series "Untitled Taxidermy Series" and "Venice Beach Freakshow"
Plus: "The Pitch" to return for a second season, due in the second quarter of 2013.

[08/16/12 - 11:24 AM]
The Hallmark Movie Channel Original Formerly Known as "Common Law" Is Now Titled "The Seven Year Hitch"
Natalie Hall, Darin Brooks, Ryan Doom, George Wendt and Frances Fisher star in the project, premiering Saturday, October 13.

[08/16/12 - 11:00 AM]
The CW Unveils Fall 2012 Key Art for New Dramas
Check out the key art designs for "Arrow," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Emily Owens, M.D."

[08/16/12 - 10:30 AM]
City Slickers Are Confronted About Their Redneck Past When "Redneck Rehab" Premieres Saturday, September 15 on CMT
The eight-episode series, hosted by Tom Arnold, was previously known as "Redneck Intervention."

[08/16/12 - 10:21 AM]
Oxygen's Authentic New Docu-Series "My Shopping Addiction" Premieres on Tuesday, October 9 at 10PM ET/PT
The newcomer was previously slated to launch Tuesday, September 25 on the network.

[08/16/12 - 10:16 AM]
International Royalty Goes Undercover in America - "Secret Princes" Premieres September 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on TLC
The series originally began as "Undercover Princes" in January on the cable channel.

[08/16/12 - 10:01 AM]
Rob Dyrdek's "Ridiculousness" Returns to MTV with All-New Episodes Beginning on Monday, August 20 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT Featuring Guest Star Lil Jon
Dyrdek will also host a marathon of his favorite episodes beginning at 11:00 a.m. that same day.

[08/16/12 - 09:50 AM]
ABC Pulls "Secret Millionaire" for "Once Upon a Time," "Castle" Repeats
The show's six remaining episodes this season have been tabled by the Alphabet.

[08/16/12 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Find Out What Judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Think About Being on "The X Factor"
Watch the latest promo for the show's return on Wednesday, September 12.

[08/16/12 - 09:33 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Previews the Explosive Seventh Season of Its Emmy(R)-Nominated Hit Series "Dexter"(R)
Check out the two-minute trailer for the new season, due on Sunday, September 30.

[08/16/12 - 09:33 AM]
Discovery Celebrates a New Era for Astronomy with "Scanning the Skies: The Discovery Channel Telescope"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, September 9 at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

[08/16/12 - 09:19 AM]
"Big Brother" Delivers Its Largest Audience and Best Adult 18-49 Rating for a Wednesday Broadcast This Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 15.

[08/16/12 - 09:19 AM]
"Robot Chicken" Season 6 Kicks Off on Sept 9th at Midnight!
The show's "DC Comics Special" will officially kick off the sixth season of the Emmy Award(R)-winning series.

[08/16/12 - 09:10 AM]
Bounce TV Renews "Uptown Comic," Rodney Perry to Host Second Season of Original Comedy Series To Debut This Fall
The show's second season will begin production in Atlanta this month.

[08/16/12 - 08:52 AM]
Wanda Sykes To Host "NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes" Election Specials For Logo
The first of two, one-hour specials will air four days after the Democratic National Convention, Monday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/12 - 08:50 AM]
PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2012
Highlights include "Voces on PBS," a showcase of outstanding documentaries that celebrate the rich diversity of Latino life.

[08/16/12 - 08:46 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Matches Its Highest Wednesday Rating in Adults 18-49 Since June 27
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 15.

[08/16/12 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Tight Demo Race Over NBC
"So You Think You Can Dance" lifts the former to top adults 18-49 honors while NBC is the most-watched network.

[08/16/12 - 08:29 AM]
ABC's "20/20" is #1 at 10pm with Summer Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 15.

[08/16/12 - 08:28 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Next" Mentor Joe Jonas - Part 2 of 2
Check out our visit with the celebrity mentors on The CW series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/16/12 - 08:27 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Next" Mentor Joe Jonas - Part 1 of 2
Check out our visit with the celebrity mentors on The CW series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/16/12 - 08:26 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Next" Mentor Nelly - Part 2 of 2
Check out our visit with the celebrity mentors on The CW series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/16/12 - 08:25 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Next" Mentor Nelly - Part 1 of 2
Check out our visit with the celebrity mentors on The CW series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/16/12 - 08:24 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Next" Mentor John Rich - Part 2 of 2
Check out our visit with the celebrity mentors on The CW series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/16/12 - 08:23 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Next" Mentor John Rich - Part 1 of 2
Check out our visit with the celebrity mentors on The CW series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/16/12 - 08:22 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "The Next" Mentor Gloria Estefan - Part 2 of 2
Check out our visit with the celebrity mentors on The CW series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.







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[08/25/16 - 11:38 AM]
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[08/25/16 - 11:01 AM]
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[08/25/16 - 11:00 AM]
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[08/25/16 - 10:44 AM]
HBO's "The Night Of" Heads Into Finale with Strong Momentum Averaging 7 Million Viewers
HBO spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/25/16 - 10:02 AM]
FYI Greenlights New Original Series "Stove Tots"
Production begins immediately on 13 one-hour episodes with the series slated to premiere in 2017.

[08/25/16 - 10:01 AM]
IFC's Comedy Crib Partners with the New York Television Festival
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[08/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Lineup of Comedy Programming for Upcoming Months
Highlights include new specials from Jerrod Carmichael, Pete Holmes and T.J. Miller.

[08/25/16 - 09:34 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Premiere Date for "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee"
Oscar nominee and two-time Sundance Film Festival winner Nanette Burstein delivers a deep investigation into the mysterious life of visionary anti-virus entrepreneur John McAfee.

[08/25/16 - 09:33 AM]
History(R) Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks with a Week of Original Primetime Specials
A new special, "15 Septembers Later," will premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/16 - 09:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock continues its win streak among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/25/16 - 09:00 AM]
"ACM Honors" Performers Added - Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert and More!
Plus: Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place Tuesday, August 30, at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.

[08/25/16 - 08:43 AM]
Adventurer Josh Gates Embarks on an Epic Mission to Tackle the Age-Old Question: Is the Yeti Real?
In Travel Channel's four-week special event, adventurer and explorer Josh Gates embarks on an epic and enthralling journey through Nepal and Bhutan, in search of the truth behind the legend.

[08/25/16 - 08:03 AM]
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Bravo Media enlists boisterous real estate agent Reza Farahan and interior designer and decorator Taylor Spellman to help couples, living under separate roofs, figure out which residence they should call home.

[08/25/16 - 08:01 AM]
Amazon Original Live-Action American Girl Special "Melody" Casts Marsai Martin in Lead Role
Executive produced by Common, Melody will also star Frances Fisher as Miss Abbot, Frankie Faison as Melody's grandfather Frank Ellison, and Idara Victor as Melody's mother Frances Ellison.