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[08/25/12 - 10:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Fuels CBS Victory
Plus: The CW's "America's Next Top Model" not surprisingly returns down from its previous fall numbers on Wednesdays.

[08/24/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 24
Updates include: J. Michael Straczynski lands pandemic thriller at ABC; Matt Jones joins "The Office" spin-off at NBC; and Salli Richardson-Whitfield cast in Lifetime's "The Secret Lives of Wives."

[08/24/12 - 04:01 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Summer Finale of "Suits" Tops Demos with Season High
Plus: numbers for GSN's "Beat the Chefs," Discovery's "Saw Dogs" and FX's "Louie."

[08/24/12 - 03:48 PM]
GSN's "The American Bible Challenge" Debuts as the Network's #1 Program of All Time
GSN spins the numbers for Thursday, August 23.

[08/24/12 - 02:44 PM]
Video: "Sons of Anarchy" - Before the Anarchy: Peek at Season 5
Check out the latest look at the new season, premiering Tuesday, September 11.

[08/24/12 - 02:09 PM]
USA Wins Big with the Old and the New
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, August 23.

[08/24/12 - 01:46 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Stars Shay Mitchell and Ian Harding Will Answer Fans Questions When ABC Family Hosts a Live-Streaming Event on Monday, August 27th at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET
Hosted by Rachel Smith, the one-hour Ustream event will include an exclusive clip from the summer finale.

[08/24/12 - 11:54 AM]
Video: "Wallander: An Event in Autumn" Preview
The Kenneth Branagh-led PBS drama returns for its third season on Sunday, September 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/12 - 10:19 AM]
Video: New Teaser for FX's Spookiest Original Drama "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Check out "Glass Prison," the latest spot for the new season, premiering in October.

[08/24/12 - 09:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Powers CBS to Top Spot
ABC then takes home the silver behind two original episodes of "Wipeout."

[08/24/12 - 09:00 AM]
"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" Debuts New Stage on Monday, August 27, on the CBS Television Network
Kristen Bell, Sutton Foster, Seth Green, Larry King, Lisa Kudrow and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are all set to visit next week.

[08/24/12 - 08:34 AM]
TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Says Goodbye to Glitzy and Hello to More Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 22.

[08/24/12 - 08:32 AM]
"Rock Center with Brian Williams" Reports Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 12 and Matching Its Highest 18-49 Rating of the Summer
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 23.

[08/24/12 - 08:06 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and TV Guide Magazine Count Down the Most Iconic and Memorable Oprah Show Moments
"TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" premieres Tuesday, August 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/12 - 08:00 AM]
"Big Brother" Voting Results for August 23
CBS details the latest elimination on its summer staple.

[08/24/12 - 07:19 AM]
"Broadway or Bust," a Three-Part Primetime Series Premieres September 9, 2012 at 8PM on PBS
Plus: watch an extended preview of the series, featuring "the real life stories of America's top high school musical performers vying in the ultimate competition."

[08/24/12 - 06:33 AM]
Video: Season One Winner Melanie Amaro's Debut Single, "Don't Fail Me Now," Featured in New "The X Factor" Promo
The series returns with a two-night premiere Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13 on FOX.

[08/24/12 - 06:01 AM]
Amazon Announces Expanded Prime Instant Video Agreement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution
Look for "Parks & Recreation," "Parenthood," "The Starter Wife," "Friday Night Lights," "Heroes," "Battlestar Galactica" and more on Prime Instant Video.

[08/23/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 23
Updates include: FOX asks "Bob's Burgers" for six additional scripts; Malin Akerman cast as the mom in ABC's "Suburgatory"; and Thomas Middleditch boards NBC's "The Office" spin-off.

[08/23/12 - 05:55 PM]
TV Land Adds More Stars to Its Stunning Talent Roster as Two New Pilots Finalize Casting
Elliott Gould, Missi Pyle, Ben Falcone, Jay Mohr, Josh Cooke, Ellen Woglom, Geoff Pierson and Kelen Coleman are among those set to star in "I'm Not Dead Yet" and "Brothers-in-Law."

[08/23/12 - 04:02 PM]
The Weather Channel Covers Tropical Storm Isaac Live From Cuba
On-camera meteorologists will be stationed throughout points along the storm's path.

[08/23/12 - 03:16 PM]
ABC Family Continues Its Original Programming Momentum with New Pilot Production
The network has greenlit two new drama pilots, "The Fosters," from executive producer Jennifer Lopez, and "Socio," from executive producer Gavin Polone.

[08/23/12 - 02:21 PM]
ABC Family Comedies, "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" Rank as Cable TV's #1 Show in Their Time Slots in Key Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 22.

[08/23/12 - 02:20 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: USA's "Royal Pains," TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Share Top Honors
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "The Franchise," E!'s "The Soup" and Discovery's "Dirty Jobs."

[08/23/12 - 01:02 PM]
One Direction to Host "My First Time" VMA Special on MTV Thursday, August 30 at 11:00 PM ET/PT as a Lead-Up to Their Debut Performance at the "2010 MTV Video Music Awards"
Alicia Keys, P!nk, Green Day and Taylor Swift are also slated to perform at the event, airing Thursday, September 6.

[08/23/12 - 12:57 PM]
The Hub TV Network Celebrates Labor Day Holiday with the Debut of Three Action Series, Special "The Aquabats! Super Show!" Marathon, and "Aquabat! to School Sweepstakes"
Look for "Superman: The Animated Series," "Sliders" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" to join the schedule beginning Monday, September 3.

[08/23/12 - 12:05 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Aug. 13-17, Topping the ABC and CBS Slot Competition in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 13-17.

[08/23/12 - 11:54 AM]
"How I Met Your Mother" Welcomes Returning Favorites This Fall
Look for the return of Chris Elliot, Bob Odenkirk, Joe Manganiello, Ashley Williams, Michael Trucco are more!

[08/23/12 - 11:53 AM]
"Rachael Ray" Kicks Off Season 7 in a Brand New Studio with Special Guest First Lady Michelle Obama
Also on tap: Fergie, Zooey Deschanel, Kevin and Danielle Jonas, Jeff Probst, Jamie Lee Curtis, Wyclef Jean, Lucy Liu and Mindy Kaling.

[08/23/12 - 11:52 AM]
Video: A Refresher on Where CBS Series Left Off in May
Watch recaps of the Eye's entire returning class.

[08/23/12 - 11:50 AM]
HGTV's New Series "Buying and Selling" Premieres Wednesday, August 29th at 9pm ET/PT
The series stars the network's "Property Brothers," Drew and Jonathan Scott.

[08/23/12 - 10:59 AM]
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Two-Part Reunion Premieres Monday, August 27 at 8PM and Monday, September 3 at 8PM
Executive producer Mona Scott-Young hosts the event, which addresses "some of the viewer's burning questions about the action-packed first season."

[08/23/12 - 10:39 AM]
Universal Television Names Veteran Program Executive Chris Sanagustin to Head Current Programming
She'll segue from Senior Vice President, Current and Development Programming at Universal Cable Productions.

[08/23/12 - 10:13 AM]
Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer, Chris Harrison and Clinton Kelly to Host "Emmys Red Carpet Live," Sunday, September 23 on ABC
Said quartet will be live from the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, September 23 at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/23/12 - 10:12 AM]
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to Produce 85th Academy Awards(R)
This will be the duo's first involvement with the Oscars, which air Sunday, February 24 on ABC.

[08/23/12 - 09:13 AM]
First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on "The Dr. Oz Show" In Support of her Let's Move! Initiative
The episode will tape on August 29 in New York City and be broadcast nationally on September 14.

[08/23/12 - 08:55 AM]
ABC's Season Finale of "NY Med" Soars to 5-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 22.

[08/23/12 - 08:52 AM]
Spike TV Announces All-Star Comedy Tribute To Eddie Murphy - Event to Celebrate 30 Years of Murphy's Groundbreaking Career
"Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" will tape on Saturday, November 3 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles and will air on Friday, November 16 on Spike TV.

[08/23/12 - 08:46 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Matches Last Week in 18-49, the Highest Non-Olympic Rating for Any Wednesday Program Since the June 27
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 22.

[08/23/12 - 08:32 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning HBO Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" Kicks Off Third Season Sept. 16
The pay channel details the show's opening wave of episodes.

[08/23/12 - 08:31 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Pull Back in Front
FOX, "So You Think You Can Dance" fall to second place tie with CBS.

[08/23/12 - 07:57 AM]
Get Hooked on Discovery Fit & Health with New Series "I Was Impaled"
The newcomer rolls out Saturday, September 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/23/12 - 07:40 AM]
Brittany Allen Joins Syfy's "Defiance" in Recurring Role
Allen will play Tirra, a troubled employee of the town madam, Kenya (Mia Kirshner).

[08/23/12 - 07:35 AM]
"How the States Got Their Shapes" Premieres Sept. 29 at 10 pm on H2
The show's freshman run aired on the parent channel in 2011.

[08/23/12 - 07:02 AM]
Chloe Sevigny Moves to "Portlandia"
Sevigny will appear in multiple episodes throughout the third season as Fred and Carrie's roommate named Alexandra.

[08/22/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 22
Updates include: Sprague Grayden, David Costabile board AMC's "Low Winter Sun"; FX to air busted pilot "Outlaw Country" this Friday; and Dee Johnson named new showrunner of ABC's "Nashville."

[08/22/12 - 10:06 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for August 22
Plus: Jesse Tyler Ferguson returns as a guest judge during next week's episode.

[08/22/12 - 04:10 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Tops Viewers, Demos for A&E
Plus: numbers for VH1's "The 2012 Do Something Awards," Oxygen's "All the Right Moves" and OWN's "Our America With Lisa Ling."

[08/22/12 - 03:38 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Halloween Special Set for Tuesday, October 23
Plus: look for the season finale of "Switched at Birth" on Monday, October 22.

[08/22/12 - 03:23 PM]
Syfy to Develop Cult Adventure Classic "Blake's 7" with Georgeville Television and Marc Rosen
Martin Campbell is attached to direct from a script by Joe Pokaski.







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[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
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[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
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[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.

[08/28/14 - 11:13 AM]
Get Ready for the Hottest Night of the Summer on the Season Finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday, September 3 on FOX
Guest judges include Jenna Dewan Tatum, Debbie Allen, Tara Lipinski and Adam Shankman.