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[05/16/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 16
Updates include: "Silicon Valley" latest to series at HBO; USA "unlikely" to pick up ABC's "Happy Endings"; and The CW is casting for its Samantha Jones on "The Carrie Diaries."

[05/16/13 - 10:11 PM]
Winner Announced on "American Idol"
Plus: the "American Idol Live!" 40-show concert tour launches Saturday, June 29 in St. Louis.

[05/16/13 - 03:42 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: TNT Tops Third Consecutive Night with NBA Playoffs
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Kingdom Come," VH1's "Off Pitch" and Discovery's "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius."

[05/16/13 - 03:20 PM]
Oxygen's "Best Ink" Earns Series High in All Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 02:47 PM]
"Redneck Island" Set to Return to CMT for an All-New Season on June 5
The show will then regularly air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c starting June 8.

[05/16/13 - 12:50 PM]
"Shark Tank" Season Finale Is Double the Fun with Two All New Back-To-Back Episodes, Friday, May 17 on ABC
Highlights include a clip of the pitch from "Phineas and Ferb's" nefarious Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

[05/16/13 - 11:11 AM]
The CW Confirms "Carrie Diaries," "Beauty and the Beast" Episode Orders; Other Post-Upfront Notes
Mark Pedowitz talks "Amazon," "Nikita," "The Selection," "Reign," "Star-Crossed" and more!

[05/16/13 - 11:09 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Continue Late-Night Ratings Dominance in Week of May 6-10 Against ABC, CBS Time-Period Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 6-10.

[05/16/13 - 10:51 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret," Starring Tania Raymonde and Jesse Lee Soffer, to Make Its World Premiere Saturday, June 22
In advance of the movie's premiere, on Wednesday, May 22, Lifetime will air the hour-long documentary, "Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines."

[05/16/13 - 10:34 AM]
ESPN Acquires Exclusive Rights to Tennis' US Open Beginning in 2015
With this 11-year agreement, ESPN now will air the championship in three of the four tennis majors.

[05/16/13 - 10:25 AM]
Gaining for the 2nd Straight Week, ABC Wins Both Full Weeks of the May Sweep
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 6-10.

[05/16/13 - 09:27 AM]
"The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Wraps Up Its Five Year Run When the Series Finale Airs Monday, June 3 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family
Said finale follows an all-day "Secret Life" fan favorite marathon from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

[05/16/13 - 09:03 AM]
Video: The CW Fall Clips and Teasers
Get your first look at the netlet's new dramas due next season.

[05/16/13 - 08:53 AM]
"Modern Family" Is First-Ever Show to Top "American Idol" Wednesday Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 08:49 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Climbs to Its Top 18-49 Rating Since February 27
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 08:22 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Still the Network to Beat with "American Idol"
The news comes despite dropping nearly 40% from a year ago.

[05/16/13 - 07:54 AM]
ESPN Networks to Carry up to 70 College Baseball Conference Tournament Games
ESPN platforms will carry 12 conference title games with each winner receiving an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

[05/16/13 - 07:15 AM]
Video: Preview Extended Trailer for "Under the Dome"
The summer drama, based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, premieres Monday, June 24 on CBS.

[05/16/13 - 07:00 AM]
Star-Studded Line-Up of Artists Performing Live on the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
The broadcast, produced by Don Mischer Productions, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Sunday on ABC.

[05/16/13 - 06:19 AM]
USA Network Greenlights Its First-Ever Original Half Hour Comedies
The new series will debut in the first quarter of 2014, joining the off-network run of "Modern Family," which premieres on USA Tuesday, September 24.

[05/16/13 - 06:13 AM]
Prime Instant Video Adds Exclusive Subscription Streaming Access to Popular NBCUniversal Shows "Covert Affairs," "Defiance," "Grimm," "Hannibal" and "Suits"
Also on tap: "Smash," "Alphas," "Eureka" and "Warehouse 13."

[05/16/13 - 06:10 AM]
USA Network Unveils Powerful Original Drama Development Slate
Highlights include the previously announced pilots "Horizon" and "The Arrangement."

[05/16/13 - 06:09 AM]
USA Network's Characters Unite Campaign Expands Relationship with the NFL
Super Bowl champion Ray Rice will be among the players featured in the weekly vignettes that highlight NFL stars sharing their personal stories of overcoming discrimination.

[05/16/13 - 06:08 AM]
Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Cat Greenleaf to Be the Host of Daytime for USA Network
Beginning 4th quarter, NBC's popular "Talk Stoop" franchise hosted by Greenleaf will leap from the local markets to the national stage.

[05/16/13 - 06:01 AM]
The CW and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement for the iHeartRadio Music Festival
The three-year agreement begins with The CW's broadcast of the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party on Monday, July 15.

[05/16/13 - 06:00 AM]
The CW Announces 2013-2014 Fall Schedule
It's here: the netlet details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/16/13 - 05:59 AM]
All Screens Are Created Equal at USA Network
Each digital touch point will offer TV Everywhere, gamification, and real-time social TV to amplify the viewers' experience.

[05/16/13 - 03:07 AM]
Lost Season of "Steven Seagal Lawman" to Air on Reelz
The never-before-seen third season of the A&E series will premiere on Reelz in January 2014.

[05/15/13 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 15
Updates include: Michael Rapaport, Mary Elizabeth Ellis exiting CBS's "The Millers"; and NBC's "Hannibal" gets additional suitors in quest for second season.

[05/15/13 - 04:50 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Once Again Put TNT on Top
Plus: numbers for CNBC's "Crowd Rules," MTV's "Girl Code" and E!'s "The Untold Story: Jason Derulo."

[05/15/13 - 03:45 PM]
VH1 Celebrates Ben Affleck's SNL "5-Timer's Club" Milestone
The actor's four previous efforts will rebroadcast this Saturday, May 18 as a build up to that night's telecast on NBC.

[05/15/13 - 03:11 PM]
Video: CBS 2013 Fall Previews
Get your first look at the Eye's new series for next season!

[05/15/13 - 03:08 PM]
Oxygen Scores #1 Cable Telecast of the Day Among Women 18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[05/15/13 - 02:11 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Men 25-54 for Five Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[05/15/13 - 01:21 PM]
Reunite with TV Land's "The Exes" on TheExes.TV and Catch Full Episodes of the First Two Seasons
Said effort is timed with the show's return on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30/9:30c.

[05/15/13 - 12:15 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Oprah's Master Class" Begin Sunday, June 2 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Upcoming guests include Lenny Kravitz, Susan Sarandon, Berry Gordy Jr. and Diahann Carroll.

[05/15/13 - 11:46 AM]
50 Years After the First American Ascent of Everest, National Geographic Channel Celebrates with Re-Airing of 1965 Classic TV Special "Americans on Everest"
The classic special, narrated by the legendary Orson Welles, on Friday, May 24 at 8:00/7:00c during the weekly Night of Exploration programming block.

[05/15/13 - 10:39 AM]
MTV to Air Romantic Comedy Block for a "Rom Com Marathom" on Sunday May 19 Beginning at 12:00 P.M. ET/PT Hosted by Late Night Hosts Nikki & Sara
Said lineup includes the previously announced two-hour block of "Girl Code" originals.

[05/15/13 - 10:30 AM]
Video: New Promo Clip for FX's Newest Original Drama Series, "The Bridge," Which Premieres July 10th
Check out the latest 60-second tease for the upcoming original series on the cable channel.

[05/15/13 - 10:21 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Boldly Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before with Limited Edition Co-Branded Star Trek(TM) and DC Comics Merchandise
This new co-branded collection of merchandise will be available only at Hot Topic stores nationwide and HotTopic.com from now until July.

[05/15/13 - 10:11 AM]
ABC Family Premieres "Dancing Fools" Wednesday, May 29th at 9PM ET/PT Hosted by Melissa Peterman
Hosted by Melissa Peterman with help from VJ Guy Torrey, each week features a dance-off between competitors for a $10,000 prize.

[05/15/13 - 10:05 AM]
Style Media Names Multi-Grammy Award Winner and Fashion Trailblazer Pharrell Williams as a Mentor of New Competition Series "Styled to Rock"
The 10-episode series will give 12 up-and-coming designers the opportunity to create unique fashion pieces for A-list celebrity talent.

[05/15/13 - 09:37 AM]
Hub Network Parties Like a Rock Star on Memorial Day Weekend with Marathon of Hit Animated Series "Jem and the Holograms" Sunday, May 26
Hub Network gives its viewers a Sunday afternoon full of rock star fun with five episodes from 12:30-3 p.m. ET.

[05/15/13 - 09:32 AM]
Dottie Pepper Joins ESPN's Golf Coverage Team
Pepper, a 17-time winner on the LPGA Tour during her career, will serve multiple roles on ESPN's multiplatform golf coverage.

[05/15/13 - 09:20 AM]
Eli Lehrer Named Senior Vice President & Head of Non-Fiction Development, Lifetime(R) Networks
Lehrer joins Lifetime from Bravo Media in Los Angeles, where he was Vice President of Development.

[05/15/13 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show" Is Up in Adults 18-49 and Tops "The Voice" by 1.4 Million Viewers Head-to-Head
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[05/15/13 - 08:39 AM]
"The Voice" Successfully Moves to a New 9-10 p.m. Time Slot and Once Again Delivers the #1 Rating of the Night in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[05/15/13 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Inches Past CBS for Demo Crown
The Eye is of course the most-watched network last night.

[05/15/13 - 07:48 AM]
Comedy Central Goes Dark to Commemorate the Launch of Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM at Midnight ET on Sunday, May 19
The news marks only the second time that the channel has gone dark in its history, the first being for the entirety of Johnny Carson's final broadcast of "The Tonight Show."

[05/15/13 - 07:01 AM]
TNT and TBS to Become First National Entertainment Networks to Offer Live Streaming 24/7
TNT and TBS will begin their live streaming just as both networks are in the midst of the their summer programming.







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[07/01/16 - 09:44 AM]
TV One Addresses National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with "The Secret She Kept"
Kyla Pratt, Gavin Houston, Kellita Smith and Vanessa A. Williams star in the original movie, premiering Sunday, July 10 on the cable channel.

[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/30/16 - 06:50 PM]
"Big Brother" Announces the First Ever "Battle Back" Competition
All four "Battle Back" competitions and the reveal of the winner, will air exclusively during a special episode on Friday, July 22.

[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
Science Channel to Premiere "Unearthed" July 5 at 10PM
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, the series reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries.

[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Returns with More Unique Dresses and Crazy Catfights
The series' fifth season premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show") Joins the Cast of "In The Cut," Hit Bounce TV Comedy Series Returns for Season Two Tues. July 5 @ 9PM (ET)
Also on tap this season are Angie Stone, Claudia Jordan, Kenny Lattimore and Rolonda Watts.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.