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[04/22/13 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 22
Updates include: USA asks "Psych" for five more scripts; Mike Kelley to step down as showrunner of ABC's "Revenge"; and James Ellroy plans a "Shakedown" at FX.

[04/22/13 - 04:09 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Sons of Guns," "WWE Smackdown" Top Demos
Plus: numbers for Starz's "Da Vinci's Demons," E!'s "Playing with Fire" and WGN's "Arrow" marathon.

[04/22/13 - 02:14 PM]
National Geographic Channel Assembles the Nation's Leading Experts to Unlock the Mysteries of the Mind in the New Series "Brain Games"
Jason Silva and Apollo Robbins hosts the new series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/22/13 - 02:02 PM]
Syfy Renews "Haunted Highway" Featuring Jack Osbourne, Jael de Pardo, Dana Workman and Devin Marble for a Second Season
The series is back for six new episodes beginning Wednesday, July 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/22/13 - 01:27 PM]
MTV and Ke$ha Team Up to Empower Young People to Combat Bullying Through Love Is Louder Social Media Campaign Kicking Off Today
Beginning today, fans can take part in a Love is Louder social media campaign to raise the volume on messages of love and tolerance.

[04/22/13 - 01:22 PM]
3.7 Million Watch OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday Night
OWN spins the numbers for Saturday, April 20.

[04/22/13 - 12:55 PM]
Abbe Raven Elevated to New Role as Chairman of A+E Networks; Nancy Dubuc Named President & Chief Executive Officer
Dubuc has been appointed the third CEO in the company's nearly 30-year history.

[04/22/13 - 12:35 PM]
FEARnet Presents the Unedited World Television Premiere of the Acclaimed "Battle Royale" on Saturday, May 18, Along with Many Other Thrilling Offerings
Additionally, the Vault of Horror is closing on Friday, May 17, as "Tales from the Crypt" heads back to the grave until 2014.

[04/22/13 - 11:54 AM]
ABC Reschedules Friday's "Happy Endings," "Shark Tank" Episodes
Both series got the hook at the last minute due to breaking news coverage in Boston.

[04/22/13 - 11:34 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Primetime Specials Return to ABC During the NBA Finals
Scheduled guests include Will Smith, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James and many more!

[04/22/13 - 11:33 AM]
Finalists Announced for "The 2013 Billboard Music Awards," Airing Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 19 on ABC
The star-studded broadcast will be hosted by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan and executive-produced by Don Mischer.

[04/22/13 - 11:24 AM]
Investigation Discovery Deals a New Way for Addicts to Get Their Fix with "Addicted to ID Week," Airing Turbo-Charged Episodes of Viewers' Favorite Series Nightly at 8PM Beginning April 29
When applicable, hosts from the series will also provide expert commentary into the cases on screen.

[04/22/13 - 11:07 AM]
Comedy Central(R) to Stage Three Free New York City Summer Shows in Manhattan's Central Park and East River Park and Brooklyn's Red Hook Park
Adam Devine, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Kroll, Jeff Ross and Amy Schumer are among the featured comedians.

[04/22/13 - 11:02 AM]
Global Announces a "Bomb Girls" Two-Hour TV Movie Event Coming Winter 2014
The movie event "will conclude the rich storylines and the amazing journeys of these beloved characters."

[04/22/13 - 10:19 AM]
WE tv's New Original Series "Pregnant & Dating" Premieres Saturday, June 1 at 9PM ET/PT
Kiesha, Shana, Melissa, Megan and Rachel all have one special thing in common: each of them is expecting a baby and realize the search for true love won't wait nine months.

[04/22/13 - 10:05 AM]
"Phineas and Ferb's" Nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz Pitches "Shark Tank" to Get a Deal for His Latest Evil "Inator" Invention
Check out a clip of the pitch from Dr. Doofenshmirtz during the Season Finale of "Shark Tank," on Friday, May 17.

[04/22/13 - 10:02 AM]
"Futurama" Blasts Into Its Final Frontier.... Again! Final Season of the Emmy(R) Award-Winning Comedy Series to Premiere Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 10:00 P.M.
Special guest stars for the final season include Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward.

[04/22/13 - 10:01 AM]
"Bonnie & Clyde," the Highly Anticipated History(R) and Lifetime Miniseries, Currently in Production in Baton Rouge
Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Sarah Hyland, Elizabeth Reaser, Lane Garrison, Austin Hebert and Dale Dickey all star.

[04/22/13 - 10:01 AM]
Marci Cooperstein Promoted to Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family
In her new position, Cooperstein will focus on identification and development of new original series in both the drama and comedy genres.

[04/22/13 - 10:00 AM]
Mario Lopez to Return as Host of "The X Factor" on FOX
Said Simon Cowell: "Hosting a live show and keeping the judges - especially Demi - in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he's coming back."

[04/22/13 - 09:56 AM]
Patricia Ciano Named Executive Producer of "The Test"
The syndicated conflict resolution talk show is now sold in over 90% of the country, including 49 of the top 50 markets.

[04/22/13 - 09:48 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Modern Family" Surges Ahead of NBC's "The Voice" in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 1-7.

[04/22/13 - 09:38 AM]
Cartoon Network Gets Juiced Up for a Second Season of "Annoying Orange"
Upcoming guest voices include Dave Grohl, Kylie Minogue, Kellan Lutz, Olivia Munn, Rainn Wilson and Al Yankovic.

[04/22/13 - 09:26 AM]
Comedy Central(R) and Twitter Join Forces to Launch #Comedyfest the First-Ever Celebration of Comedy and Comedians to Be Programmed on Twitter April 29 - May 3
Highlights include a "Reno 911! Movie! Reunion!" on Wednesday, May 1.

[04/22/13 - 09:20 AM]
"Wicked Tuna" Captains Fight Tirelessly for Bluefin Fishing's Top Spot, as Second Season Draws to Shocking Close
The two-part finale airs Sunday, May 5 and May 12 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/22/13 - 09:18 AM]
50 Cent and The Heavy Collaborate on Music for ESPN's 2013 NFL Draft Telecast
Both artists recorded customized lyrics that embody the theme of athletic success and of players achieving their goal of playing professional football.

[04/22/13 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Places First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Eighth Consecutive Sunday
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 21.

[04/22/13 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Family Stirs Up a Magical "Harry Potter" Weekend Airing Saturday, May 11th & Sunday, May 12th
The "Harry Potter Weekend" starts with "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" on Saturday, May 11.

[04/22/13 - 09:06 AM]
ABC Family's Newest Original Family Drama Series "The Fosters" Premieres Monday, June 3, 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, David Lambert, Cierra Ramirez, Jake T. Austin and Maia Mitchell star in the newcomer.

[04/22/13 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Marks Most-Watched Sunday in 7 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 21.

[04/22/13 - 08:34 AM]
"All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" Ties for #1 Among ABC, CBS and NBC from 10-11 P.M.
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 21.

[04/22/13 - 08:22 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Amazing Race" Sparks CBS to Victory
The Eye tops the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/22/13 - 08:20 AM]
Syfy Launches a Summer of Imagination and Adventure
The cable channel recaps its upcoming offerings for the summer months.

[04/22/13 - 07:28 AM]
"Maron in Space" - New IFC Webseries Starring Comedian James Adomian Available Now on IFC.com
Adomian plays Marc Maron in the five-part webseries, which asks what would happen if he was transported into space?

[04/22/13 - 07:26 AM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Plants You Closer to Nature One Treehouse at a Time
As previously announced, the eight-episode series launches Friday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/22/13 - 07:17 AM]
Syfy Will Launch Its First Ever Mobile Game with "Lost Girl: The Game"
Said release is timed with tonight's third season finale of the series.

[04/22/13 - 06:33 AM]
NFL Network Provides Record-Setting Coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft
The 2013 NFL Draft kicks off with the first round Thursday, April 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/22/13 - 06:31 AM]
Sony Pictures Television Networks to Launch getTV
The third wholly owned Sony-branded channel in the U.S., getTV programming will be primarily from the Sony Pictures library.

[04/22/13 - 06:19 AM]
Amazon Originals the Most Watched TV Shows on Amazon Instant Video Since the Friday Launch
Already thousands of customer reviews have been submitted with 80% at ratings of 4 and 5 stars.

[04/22/13 - 06:17 AM]
E! Announces New Series Revealing the Real Women Behind the WWE(R) Divas That Proves the Drama Is Even Bigger When They Step Outside the Ring
The series - due Sunday, July 28 - will focus on a select group of seven women from the ranks of the WWE Diva corps.

[04/22/13 - 06:01 AM]
Destiny Brings Boy and Talking Snake Together in Nickelodeon's Newest Animated Series "Sanjay and Craig," Premiering Saturday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT)
The ensemble voice cast includes Maulik Pancholy, Chris Hardwick, Linda Cardellini and more!

[04/22/13 - 06:01 AM]
E! Unveils Dynamic Slate of Original Programming, Including New Series, Specials and Returning Favorites
New series include "The Wanted Life," "Total Divas," "Love and Other Contact Sports: Eric and Jessie," "Pop Innovators," "Hello Ross" and "The Trend."

[04/22/13 - 05:59 AM]
Teryl Rothery Added to Cast of Series Regulars in Hallmark Channel's First-Ever Primetime Series, "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," Two-Hour World Premiere July 20
She'll join the previously cast leads Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal.

[04/21/13 - 09:30 AM]
"SNL" Encore Delivers the Top rating of the Night in the Local People Meters, Out-Rating All Primetime Programming
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20.

[04/21/13 - 09:26 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with UFC Coverage
CBS however is the most-watched network last night.

[04/20/13 - 11:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Leads Night of Live News Coverage
The Peacock is the most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/19/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 19
Updates include: ABC Family still mulling future of "The Lying Game"; Showtime open to "Dexter" spin-off; and NBC pulls "Hannibal" episode over content concerns.

[04/19/13 - 05:44 PM]
NBC Adds "Voice" to Wednesday, May 1; Expands "Office" to Hour on Thursday, May 2
The former will replace "Dateline NBC" while the latter is set for 8:30/7:30c on said date.

[04/19/13 - 03:31 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Goes Untouched for History
Plus: numbers for NFL Network's "Schedule Release Show," Comedy Central's "Nathan for You" and HBO's "Which Way Is the Front Line From Here?"

[04/19/13 - 02:18 PM]
Amazon Originals Comedies and Kids Pilots Now Free at Amazon Instant Video
Viewers can help decide which of the 14 projects become series.







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[07/26/17 - 03:10 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Summer 2017
The company recaps its plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

[07/26/17 - 03:09 PM]
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Harris will play Valery Legasov, the Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident.

[07/26/17 - 03:08 PM]
"Baltimore Rising," Chronicling the Struggle of Police and Activists to Hold the City Together in the Wake of Strife, Debuts in November on HBO
Directed by Sonja Sohn, the film follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together, even as the homicide rate hits record levels.

[07/26/17 - 03:07 PM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2017
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[07/26/17 - 03:06 PM]
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[07/26/17 - 03:05 PM]
James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal Star in HBO Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, Debuting Sept. 10
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[07/26/17 - 03:03 PM]
ESPN Films' Ric Flair 30 for 30 "Nature Boy" Premieres November 7
Director Rory Karpf will take an inside look at Flair's story, including his triumphs, his tragedies, and his pivotal role in turning pro wrestling into mainstream sports entertainment.

[07/26/17 - 03:01 PM]
Jon Stewart Returns to HBO for His First Stand-Up Special in 21 Years
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[07/26/17 - 01:33 PM]
Comic-Con Trailer for "The Walking Dead," Viewed More Than 31 Million Times in Four Days Breaking Own Record for Views
AMC spins the digital numbers for the trailer to date.

[07/26/17 - 12:38 PM]
21 Million Viewers Tune In to Simulcast Premiere of Disney's "Descendants 2" in Live + 3 Data
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, July 21.

[07/26/17 - 11:14 AM]
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[07/26/17 - 11:00 AM]
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[07/26/17 - 10:58 AM]
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Exploring some of history's most dramatic events from across the globe through the personal stories of those who experienced them, the series brings together people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments.

[07/26/17 - 10:50 AM]
Animal Planet's "Rescue Dog to Super Dog" Gives Assistance and Comfort to People in Need and a Second Chance to Shelter Dogs
The newcomer launches Saturday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/17 - 10:49 AM]
Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino to Anchor Science Channel's Primetime Coverage of the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21 at 9 PM
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