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    [thursday, august 30, 2012]    
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[08/30/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 30
Updates include: CBS in talks for Robin Williams-led comedy from David E. Kelley; Taylor Schilling tapped as lead in Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"; and Julia Ormond to star in Lifetime's "Witches of East End."

[08/30/12 - 04:59 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: TLC's "Honey Boo Boo" Wins Demos, Fox News Tops Viewers
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Hollywood Exes," Discovery's "American Guns" and Food Network's "Restaurant Stakeout."

[08/30/12 - 04:01 PM]
Jason Kennedy, Catt Sadler Expand Roles at E! as Co-Anchors of "E! News Weekend"
Kennedy has also been named host of E! Online's buzzed about new web-series, "Live From E!"

[08/30/12 - 03:25 PM]
ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" Wraps as Cable TV's #1 New Comedy of Summer 2012
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 29.

[08/30/12 - 02:57 PM]
June's Big Reveal Draws Big Ratings on TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
TLC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 29.

[08/30/12 - 02:24 PM]
Heather Cox Named ESPN's "Saturday Night Football" on ABC Sideline Reporter
She will join play-by-play commentator Brent Musburger and analyst Kirk Herbstreit each week.

[08/30/12 - 02:21 PM]
"NBC Olympics Live Extra" App Re-Launches Today as "NBC Sports Live Extra"
The new app will live stream an abundance of live sporting events that air on NBC, NBC Sports Network or Golf Channel.

[08/30/12 - 01:34 PM]
NBC's "Powered by the People" Campaign Teams with New York's Transportation Alternatives for a Free Advance Screening on September 4 on NBC's New Action Drama "Revolution" Powered by On-Site Bicyclists
Co-star Tim Guinee will be one of the power pedalers at the event.

[08/30/12 - 01:10 PM]
ESPN Fantasy Football App Launches for Windows Phone Exclusively on Nokia Lumia Smartphones
The app "takes advantage of the Windows Phone platform with panoramic views and toast notifications."

[08/30/12 - 01:05 PM]
CBS and Cookie Jar Entertainment Present the New Children's Educational and Informational Programming Schedule for "Cookie Jar TV," Premiering Saturday, Sept. 22
"Liberty's Kids" will join returning series "The Doodlebops" and "Busytown Mysteries."

[08/30/12 - 12:48 PM]
"Nightline" No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 13-17.

[08/30/12 - 12:37 PM]
CBS Sports Network to Showcase Live NBA Development League Games for 2012-13 Season
The network's coverage will feature 12 live regular-season games, including two from the 2013 NBA D-League Showcase, as well as 2013 NBA D-League Playoffs and Finals action.

[08/30/12 - 12:29 PM]
Current TV's "Joy Behar: Say Anything" Reveals Premiere Week Guest Lineup
The series premieres this Tuesday, September 4 at 6:00/5:00c on the cable channel.

[08/30/12 - 12:05 PM]
MTV's Retro Mania Returns with a Labor Day Weekend Marathon of "The Hills" Beginning Friday, August 31 Through Sunday, September 2
The cable channel will air all six seasons of "The Hills" over the course of the weekend.

[08/30/12 - 11:43 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Scores Seventh Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Primetime Growth
OWN spins the numbers for the month of August.

[08/30/12 - 11:38 AM]
Video: New Teaser for FX's Spookiest Original Drama "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Check out "Bandages," the latest spot for the new season, premiering Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/30/12 - 11:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Kicks Off Season Two of "Homeland" with a New York City Premiere Party Presented by Time Warner Cable
A livestream of the event will be available on Friday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT through NowLive.

[08/30/12 - 10:41 AM]
Jay Leno Delivers #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.

[08/30/12 - 10:22 AM]
CBS Sports Network Previews 2012 NFL Season with Roundtable Shows Featuring NFL on CBS Announcers
"Eye of the NFL: Season Preview" premieres this Sunday, September 2 at 7:00/6:00c while "Eye on the NFL: Hot Topics" bows Monday, September 3 at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/30/12 - 10:15 AM]
Reelz Premieres New Original Series "MovieStyle with Michael O'Connor"
The series, due Saturday, September 15, is "the first television show of its kind to look at how influential styles in the movies become the trends we see in pop culture."

[08/30/12 - 10:14 AM]
ABC News' Republican National Convention Coverage is the Only Broadcaster to Grow in the Key Adult 25-54 News Demographic
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 29.

[08/30/12 - 09:56 AM]
"Crash & Bernstein," a Buddy-Comedy That Brings Together an Everyday Kid and His Unpredictable Puppet, Premieres Monday, October 8 on Disney XD
Plus: the premiere episode will be available on iTunes as a free download beginning Monday, September 24.

[08/30/12 - 09:41 AM]
NBC Sports Group's 2012-2013 NHL Regular-Season Television Schedule Features Over 100 Games on NBC & NBC Sports Network
Highlights include the first ever Hockey Day in America tripleheader, including an evening game on NBC Sports Network between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers.

[08/30/12 - 09:31 AM]
MTV Announces the Final Season of Pop Culture Phenomenon "Jersey Shore," with Season Six Marking the Final Summer in Seaside, Premiering on Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for the one-hour retrospective special, "Gym, Tan, Look Back," on Thursday, September 6 at 6:00/5:00c.

[08/30/12 - 09:25 AM]
Field Finalized for "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Fridays - Season Begins Friday, September 14 at 9PM ET/PT on FX
The eventual season winner - who will be crowned at the live finale on Saturday, December 15 - will receive a six-figure contract with the UFC organization.

[08/30/12 - 09:21 AM]
New Images from Lifetime's "Liz & Dick" Starring Grant Bowler and Lindsay Lohan
Check out three new shots of the duo as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor from the upcoming original movie.

[08/30/12 - 09:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Edge FOX, "Dance" in Demos
Plus: Republican National Convention coverage draws nearly 10 million viewers between ABC, CBS and NBC at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/30/12 - 09:13 AM]
Chiller Unveils Airdates for October Originals - Debuts of Original Horror Movie "Dead Souls" and Original Documentary Film "The American Scream"
"Dead Souls," adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker Award Finalist Michael Laimo, premieres Friday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/30/12 - 08:43 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Scores Its Highest Wednesday Figures in 18-49 and Total Viewers Since June 27
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 29.

[08/30/12 - 07:58 AM]
A&E's Hit Original Series "Duck Dynasty" Returns for a Second Season with 26 All-New Episodes Premiering Wednesday, October 10 at 10PM ET/PT
Back-to-back episodes will air at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c on said night.

[08/30/12 - 07:55 AM]
ESPN Releases Major Update to ScoreCenter App for iPad
The update is "designed to make it easier than ever for fans to follow the latest scores and highlights in the world of sports anytime, anywhere."

[08/30/12 - 07:04 AM]
"Crossfire Hurricane," a New Film from the Rolling Stones, to Debut Nov. 15 on HBO
Brett Morgen directed the project, which will also receive a theatrical release and can be seen by Stones fans in selected cinemas across the country in the fall.

[08/30/12 - 07:01 AM]
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Presents "DNC 2012: Hope and Change 2" Week-Long Coverage from the 2012 Democratic National Convention Airing Tuesday, September 4-Friday, September 7 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
Guests will include Tom Brokaw, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Austan Goolsbee.

[08/30/12 - 06:39 AM]
Video: First Look at Season Three of "Raising Hope" and Guest Stars Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren
The new season rolls out Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[08/30/12 - 06:10 AM]
Extreme Dwellings, Global Home Tours and Amazing Renos Round Out HGTV Fall 2012 Lineup
Newcomers include "House Hunters Renovation," "Flea Market Flip" and "Home Strange Home."

[08/30/12 - 06:09 AM]
Food Network and Delaware North Companies Sportservice Bringing Sloppy Joes to Several NFL Stadiums
Each of the five stadiums will also feature a local Sloppy Joe inspired by the flavors of the region.

[08/30/12 - 06:08 AM]
NBA TV to Feature Exclusive One-Hour Special on Reggie Miller as Part of More Than 150 Hours of Hall of Fame Coverage
"Looking Back at Reggie" debuts Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

[08/29/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 29
Updates include: Julia Stiles, David Walton to star in ABC's "The Makeover"; Barbara Hall returns to CBS with new drama; and Miranda Lambert's ABC Family drama moves to NBC.

[08/29/12 - 10:06 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for August 29
Plus: look for a special dance performance by AXIS Dance Company on next week's episode.

[08/29/12 - 03:30 PM]
The Weather Channel is #1-Rated Cable Network Tuesday Morning, Aug. 28
The Weather Channel spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 28.

[08/29/12 - 03:25 PM]
"The Price Is Right" Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary with a Special Episode, Tuesday, Sept. 4
To celebrate the milestone, the show welcomes back contestants from throughout its 40-year run.

[08/29/12 - 03:07 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Fox News Tops Viewers, MTV's "Teen Mom" Wins Demo Race
Plus: numbers for Cartoon Network's "Total Drama," OWN's "Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" and TLC's "Abby & Brittany."

[08/29/12 - 03:05 PM]
"Hoarders" Season 6 to Premiere Monday, September 10 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E
The veteran reality series was previously slated to return on Monday, August 13.

[08/29/12 - 02:27 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Summer Finale Generates Most Social Buzz of Any Series in TV History
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 28.

[08/29/12 - 01:56 PM]
The Epic Saga Continues as "Star Wars(TM): The Clone Wars(TM)" Returns for its Fifth Season on Cartoon Network and Enters Syndication Nationwide
Plus: watch the trailer for the new season, on its new day and time - Saturday, September 29 at 9:30 am.

[08/29/12 - 01:41 PM]
Mike Florio to Host "Pro Football Talk" on NBC Sports Network; Debuts September 4
The one-hour series will air at 5 p.m. ET, every Monday through Friday, and will be co-hosted by Erik Kuselias.

[08/29/12 - 12:42 PM]
E!'s "Fashion Police" Announces The Second Annual Super-Sized September Issue
Kimora Lee Simmons will guest host the two special "Fashion Week" themed episodes at Lincoln Center.

[08/29/12 - 12:08 PM]
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Featured in Turner Sports Video for 2012 MLB Postseason
TBS will exclusively televise the first-ever American League and National League Wild Card Games on October 5.

[08/29/12 - 11:49 AM]
Discovery Channel Reveals Untold Survivor Story with "The 9/11 Surfer"
NBC's Willie Geist narrates the one-hour special, premiering Tuesday, September 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/12 - 11:40 AM]
Paley Center Announces Panelists & Partnership with Livestream for PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties, September 5-11
The screening of "The New Normal" kicks things off on Wednesday, September 5.







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[09/25/17 - 09:51 AM]
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[09/25/17 - 09:31 AM]
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