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[05/02/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 2
Updates include: Dwayne Johnson to topline HBO comedy pilot; Drew Pinsky nixes VH1's "Rehab with Dr. Drew"; and Blake McCormick named showrunner of TBS's "Cougar Town."

[05/02/13 - 09:00 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 2
Votes were combined from the Wednesday night performance shows on April 24 and May 1 in a special two-week showdown.

[05/02/13 - 04:31 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: TNT Rides NBA Playoffs to Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius," HBO's "Manhunt" and TV Land's "Forever Young."

[05/02/13 - 03:38 PM]
Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell "Take a Little Ride" to the "2013 CMT Music Awards" Stage When They Host the Event Live on Wednesday, June 5
Nominations for the 12th annual show will be announced Monday, May 6 and performers and presenters for country music's first fan-voted awards show will be announced soon.

[05/02/13 - 02:40 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces "Live's Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off"
The stunt is a summer-long search for the nation's most delicious food truck.

[05/02/13 - 02:25 PM]
Syfy's Popular Series "Haunted Collector" Investigates the Home of Hollywood Legend Orson Welles in Wednesday, May 8 Episode
Academy Award-winning musician Paul Williams, who once lived in the house, appears in the episode.

[05/02/13 - 01:49 PM]
First "Chicago Fire" Original in Four Weeks Matches the Show's Highest 18-49 Rating Since February 27
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 1.

[05/02/13 - 12:18 PM]
Season Five of Lifetime's Critically-Acclaimed Hit "Drop Dead Diva" to Premiere Sunday, June 23
Justin Deeley joins returning cast members Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, Kate Levering, April Bowlby and Lex Medlin.

[05/02/13 - 12:03 PM]
Russell T Davies' Hit U.K. Kids Series "Wizards Vs Aliens" Makes Its U.S. Premiere on Hub Network
Scott Haran and Percelle Ascott star in the series, from the producers of "Doctor Who" and "The Sarah Jane Adventures."

[05/02/13 - 12:02 PM]
She-Larious Animated Series "SheZow" Debuts June 1 on Hub Network
Sam Vincent, Diana Kaarina and Matt Hill lead the voice ensemble.

[05/02/13 - 12:01 PM]
Hub Network Announces June Lineup
On tap are newcomers "Wizards vs Aliens" and "SheZow" as well as returning series "The Aquabats! Super Show!," "Pound Puppies" and "Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters."

[05/02/13 - 11:50 AM]
2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship on ESPN Networks Begins Sunday with NCAA Selection Show
Host Anish Shroff and analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will provide breakdown of the field and tournament predictions.

[05/02/13 - 11:31 AM]
BBC America Orginal Series "Orphan Black" Renewed for Second Season
The conspiracy thriller starring Tatiana Maslany has been re-commissioned with a 10-episode order.

[05/02/13 - 11:08 AM]
TV Land Reveals All-Star Summer Line-Up Starting June 19th
"Hot in Cleveland," "Hot in Cleveland" and "The Soul Man" to air back-to-back-to-back beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/02/13 - 10:40 AM]
"Katie's Hollywood Takeover" Shows to Air May 6-10 - Lineup of Guests and Musical Performances Announced
Jimmy Kimmel, Tori Spelling, Eric Stonestreet, Maya Rudolph, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria and Zooey Deschanel are among those slated to appear.

[05/02/13 - 10:19 AM]
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Continue to Outperform Time-Slot Competition in Week of April 22-26
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 22-26.

[05/02/13 - 10:11 AM]
Video: Starz Reveals "Magic City" Season Two Key Art and Video
Check out the two latest spots for the new season plus the key art.

[05/02/13 - 10:07 AM]
Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Ne-Yo, Akon and Icona Pop Added to Roster of Performers at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Airing Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 19 on ABC
Previously announced performers include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Prince, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, The Band Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kacey Musgraves.

[05/02/13 - 09:54 AM]
Spike TV's "Guys Choice 2013" to Honor Ben Affleck, Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Hart, Emilia Clarke, Felix Baumgartner and Vince Vaughn
This year's event will tape on Saturday, June 8 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City and premiere Wednesday, June 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/02/13 - 09:27 AM]
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nick Cannon, Darren Criss and More Surprise College Students with "Random Acts of mtvU," Airing on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU Starting May 6
Each segment will premiere on MTV during the 4:00/3:00c hour and subsequently run on MTV2 and mtvU.

[05/02/13 - 09:25 AM]
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN Announce new TV Network and Digital Platform
The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year.

[05/02/13 - 09:11 AM]
NBA Playoffs: ESPN, ESPN2 Combine to Televise Four Game 6's Friday
ESPN will televise a doubleheader, beginning with the Boston Celtics hosting the New York Knicks at 7:00/6:00c.

[05/02/13 - 08:53 AM]
ABC's "Modern" Beats "Idol" as Wednesday's #1 TV Show/"How to Live" Is Up 47%
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 1.

[05/02/13 - 08:46 AM]
PBS Announces Summer Season of Captivating Programming
Highlights include new entries "Endeavour" and "The Lady Vanishes" as well as a new season of "Inspector Lewis."

[05/02/13 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Still Keeps FOX in Front
The competition still can't catch the series, despite its staggering 39% decline from a year ago.

[05/02/13 - 08:30 AM]
WE tv's "L.A. Hair" Season 2 and New Series "House of Curves" Premiere This June
They're both set for Thursday nights beginning June 6 and June 13, respectively.

[05/02/13 - 08:02 AM]
MTV Enlists Internationally Celebrated Pop Duo "Tegan and Sara" as "Awkward" Guest Music Supervisors
They'll serve up the soundtrack as guest music supervisors for next week's episode of "Awkward."

[05/02/13 - 07:01 AM]
All New EPIX Comedy Lineup Begins In June
Look for new stand-up specials from Jim Breuer, Sherri Shepherd, Tom Papa and Jim Norton next month.

[05/02/13 - 06:57 AM]
"Four Babies & A Wedding" Airs Mother's Day on Discovery Fit & Health
The special airs next Sunday, May 12 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[05/02/13 - 06:03 AM]
"That's Fresh: For Kids," a Cooking Series Designed for Young Viewers, Debuts Monday, May 6 on Disney Channel
Hosted by Chef Helen Cavallo, the series encourages young viewers to play an active role in the cooking process and imparts the importance of healthy eating habits.

[05/01/13 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 1
Updates include: Lisa Cholodenko to helm HBO's "Olive Kitteridge"; Adult Swim lands off-network run for "Bob's Burgers"; and Meredith Vieira eyes talk show return.

[05/01/13 - 04:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0," NBA Playoffs Top Busy Night of Originals
Plus: numbers for TLC's "The Little Couple," Bravo's "Don't Be Tardy" and Syfy's "Weird or What?"

[05/01/13 - 02:42 PM]
Tom Berenger to Guest Star in Three Episodes of the TNT Hit Drama Series "Major Crimes"
He'll play Captain Sharon Raydor's estranged husband of 25 years, Jackson Raydor.

[05/01/13 - 02:37 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Total Viewers, Persons and Men 25-54 on April 30
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 30.

[05/01/13 - 02:06 PM]
"Inside Amy Schumer" Scores Comedy Central's Best Series Premiere of 2013 with Three Million Viewers for the Night
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 30.

[05/01/13 - 01:05 PM]
Nickelodeon Debuts "SpongeBob SquarePants" Hot Wheels(R) Collection
Each 1:64 scale vehicle features either SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Plankton or Squidward graphics, specially designed in their likeness.

[05/01/13 - 12:48 PM]
Investigation Discovery Profiles the Most Infamous Mob Boss in America in "Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster"
The latest ID Films presentation premieres Monday, June 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/01/13 - 12:33 PM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Receives 50 Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy(R) Awards
"General Hospital" was honored with 19 nominations, including a nod for Outstanding Drama Series.

[05/01/13 - 12:17 PM]
CBS Sweeps Nominations for "The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy(R) Awards"
"The Young and the Restless" received 23 nominations, more than any other show.

[05/01/13 - 12:13 PM]
HBO Renews "Veep" for Third Season
The Julia Louis-Dreyfus-led comedy will return in 2014 with 10 new episodes.

[05/01/13 - 12:01 PM]
Unscripted TV Producer Nick Rigg and Leftfield Entertainment Join Forces in New Joint Venture "Loud TV"
The full-service entertainment and production company will create a broad range of unscripted television and digital content, including branded entertainment.

[05/01/13 - 11:58 AM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched April Ever, 11% Increase in Viewership Year Over Year
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the month to date.

[05/01/13 - 11:44 AM]
Video: The Future Is Near! Get Ready for the Final Season Premiere of "Futurama" with the "50 Day Countdown"
Every day for 50 days the network will release a new piece of exclusive content from the show.

[05/01/13 - 11:09 AM]
Bravo Media Sweetens the Weekends When "The Kandi Factory" Moves to Sunday Nights at 10PM ET/PT Beginning May 5
Plus: "Don't Be Tardy..." moves to Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c and "Chef Roblé & Co" to now return Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/01/13 - 10:47 AM]
"Grimm" Matches the Show's Highest Rating Since Its Series Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 30.

[05/01/13 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Presents All-New Original Specials Monday Nights This Summer, June 10 Through Aug. 12
Liz Garbus, Lucy Walker, Kate Davis and Dawn Porter are among the featured auspices.

[05/01/13 - 09:54 AM]
ABC Family Premieres New Comedy Wednesdays with Season Three of "Melissa and Joey," Season Two of "Baby Daddy" and the Premiere of "Dancing Fools," Wednesday, May 29, Starting at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Said premieres will follow an all-day marathon of "Melissa and Joey" from 12:00-8:00 PM ET/PT.

[05/01/13 - 09:53 AM]
Diane Sawyer to Speak with Malala Yousafzai in Her First Television Interview
Sawyer's exclusive interview will air this October on all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.

[05/01/13 - 09:09 AM]
John Oliver to Begin Summer Run as Guest Host of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Monday, June 10 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Seth Rogen, Armando Iannucci, Mavis Staples, Fareed Zakaria are on tap for Oliver's debut week while Stewart will return on Tuesday, September 3.

[05/01/13 - 09:07 AM]
Animal Planet's Monster Week Slithers Back to the Small Screen May 20-27 with 24 Premiere Hours of All-New Specials
Highlights include the follow-up special "Mermaids: The New Evidence" on Sunday, May 26 at 10:00/9:00c.







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[06/24/17 - 08:25 AM]
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[06/23/17 - 10:01 AM]
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[06/23/17 - 08:17 AM]
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[06/23/17 - 07:32 AM]
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[06/23/17 - 07:27 AM]
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[06/23/17 - 07:01 AM]
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[06/22/17 - 01:43 PM]
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[06/22/17 - 01:23 PM]
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[06/22/17 - 11:06 AM]
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