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[06/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 12
Updates include: Yves Simoneau, David Yates to helm pilots; Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate cast in Andrew Gurland's FX comedy pilot; and Lauren Lee Smith lands role in FX's "The Strain."

[06/12/13 - 05:32 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Pretty Little Liars" Top Charts in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for TLC's "My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am I," Syfy's "Exit" and Lifetime's "Pretty Wicked Moms."

[06/12/13 - 03:56 PM]
USA vs. Panama: ESPN's Second Highest Audience for FIFA World Cup Qualifying Match
ESPN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 11.

[06/12/13 - 02:42 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Season 4 Launch is the #1 "Most-Tweeted" Series Premiere in TV History
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 11.

[06/12/13 - 02:04 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Men 25-54 for Nine Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 11.

[06/12/13 - 01:31 PM]
Kunal Nayyar Joins Guest-Star Roster for Season Two of TBS's Hit Sitcom "Sullivan & Son"
Nayyar will play a character that considers himself the ultimate ladies man.

[06/12/13 - 12:39 PM]
"Friends" Is Coming to TV Land on June 14th! Could We Be Any More Excited?!
Look for marathons every night at 7pm ET/PT to 6am ET/PT from Friday, June 14 to Tuesday, June 18.

[06/12/13 - 11:36 AM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Stars Team with Kid Viewers for "Disney TRYathlon," a Two-Part Special Airing Monday, August 12 and Monday, August 19 on Disney XD
Leo Howard, Olivia Holt, Calum Worthy, Jake Short, Spencer Boldman and Bradley Steven Perry are among the participants.

[06/12/13 - 11:27 AM]
Twentieth Century Fox Television to Dominate Comic-Con 2013 with Eleven Drama, Comedy and Animation Panels
On tap are newcomers "Sleepy Hollow" and "Murder Police" as well as first appearance of "How I Met Your Mother" at the annual event.

[06/12/13 - 11:27 AM]
Discovery Channel Takes BBQ to the Next Level with "King of the Grill"
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/12/13 - 11:24 AM]
BBC America Announces New Co-Production "My God, It's Full of Stars: A Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction" (W/T)
The four-part series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction.

[06/12/13 - 11:10 AM]
FOX Sports Announces Expanded College Football Schedule Featuring Nation's Top Teams
Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA games will appear on FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Networks and FOX College Sports.

[06/12/13 - 11:07 AM]
Big City Glamour Comes to Style Media Sunday Nights As New Docu-Series "City Girl Diaries" Follows Five Stylish Best Friends, Beginning Sunday, July 21 at 9PM ET/PT
The series was previously in development at sibling network Oxygen under the title "Girlfriend Confidential: NY."

[06/12/13 - 11:01 AM]
This Thursday "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" Moves to 11:00 P.M. Following Bonus Episode of "Money From Strangers" at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
The Bo Burnham-led comedy previously aired at 10:30/9:30c on Thursday nights.

[06/12/13 - 11:01 AM]
Complete Coverage of College World Series Begins Saturday
ESPN's record coverage of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship will culminate with the entire College World Series for the 11th straight year.

[06/12/13 - 10:59 AM]
"2013 CMT Music Awards" Sparks Music Sales for Every Performer
Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Lenny Kravitz and Kacey Musgraves were among those who garnered triple-digit increases in digital track sales following their performances.

[06/12/13 - 10:46 AM]
First Photo of Rob Lowe As JFK for Nat Geo's "Killing Kennedy"
Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Trachtenberg and Will Rothhaar also star in the upcoming original movie.

[06/12/13 - 10:40 AM]
Telepictures Productions to Produce 4-Week Test of Talk Show "The Real" to be Distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley host the series, premiering July 15 in local stations in seven markets.

[06/12/13 - 09:44 AM]
Fans of Popular Hub Network Animated Series Can Sing Along with Their Favorite Characters During "The Hub's Sing-Along Saturday" Programming Event
"Littlest Pet Shop," "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic," "Pound Puppies" and "Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures" are among those featured in the June 22 event.

[06/12/13 - 09:36 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) in Production on "Crowning New York" One-Hour Special Capturing Engineering Triumphs Behind One World Trade Center
The one-hour special follows the installation of a 408-foot spire atop One World Trade Center.

[06/12/13 - 09:01 AM]
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to Host Fourth Annual Video Game Week June 17 - 21 Featuring a Mashup Of Games, Music and Comedy
The week will feature demos of "Forza Motorsport 5," "Knack," "Watch Dogs," "Call of Duty: Ghosts," "Game & Wario" and "Super Mario 3D World."

[06/12/13 - 09:00 AM]
Starz to Develop New Original Drama Series from Award-Winning Writer, Director and Producer Rod Lurie "Monsters of God" to Be Produced by Plan B Entertainment
Set in Texas in 1867, during the Comanche Wars, the project follows two powerful ex-cavalry men, a war-hungry Colonel, and his seemingly by-the-book executive officer.

[06/12/13 - 08:45 AM]
Video: MTV Releases "Awkward" Midseason Trailer on the Heels of Last Night's Dramatic Summer Finale Cliffhanger Ending
Plus: look for the half-hour special "'Awkward's Most Awkward Moments" on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/12/13 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Got Talent" Fall Short of NBA Finals
ABC's coverage of Game 3 however is down 12% from the year ago match-up in adults 18-49.

[06/12/13 - 08:19 AM]
"Steve Harvey" Sold Through 2016 to NBC Owned Television Stations
The newcomer has already been renewed for three additional seasons in more than 65% of the U.S. to date.

[06/12/13 - 08:19 AM]
CMT's First Animated Series "Bounty Hunters" Starring the Voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Lisa Lampanelli to Premiere July 13
Samantha Bee, Jason Jones and Dave Thomas are also among the ensemble while Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton and Kix Brooks will guest star.

[06/12/13 - 08:07 AM]
TeenNick Debuts House of Anubis "The Touchstone of Ra" Special
The 90-minute special airs this Monday, June 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/12/13 - 07:48 AM]
NBA Finals Game 3 On ABC Delivers Strong 10.0 Overnight Rating
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 11.

[06/12/13 - 07:31 AM]
USA Network Unveils the 16 Die-Hard Adult Campers Who Comprise the Contestants of Its Fun New Reality Competition Series, "Summer Camp"
As previously announced, the eight-episode series launches Thursday, July 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/12/13 - 07:08 AM]
Tonight! John Stamos Tweets Directly with Fans Live During USA Network's Season Premiere of "Necessary Roughness"
Also participating: Mehcad Brooks (@MehcadBrooks), Scott Cohen (@Scott Cohen), Karissa Lee (@Karissaleelee) and the show's production team (@NRseason3).

[06/12/13 - 07:03 AM]
WE tv's Newest Original Series Shines the Spotlight on Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross & Her Super Bowl Champ Husband, Aaron Ross
"Sanya's Glam & Gold," a six-episode series, premieres Thursday, July 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/12/13 - 06:53 AM]
IFC Renews "Portlandia" for Two More Seasons
Each season will feature 10 half-hour episodes, to premiere in early 2014 and early 2015, respectively.

[06/12/13 - 06:40 AM]
A&E Network's "Storage Wars: New York" Premieres an All-New Season on Tuesday, July 9
Look for back-to-back episodes at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c.

[06/12/13 - 06:25 AM]
MTV, CMT and VH1 to Let Music Ring on First Ever "Music Independence Day" on July 4th
On July 4th, from 6am-6pm (ET/PT) on all three networks, MTV, CMT and VH1 will provide the ultimate party playlist for everyone to revel in.

[06/11/13 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 11
Updates include: Disney Channel to end "Good Luck Charlie"; DirecTV gives "Rogue" a second season; and Sarah Jane Morris boards A&E's "Occult."

[06/11/13 - 05:14 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Major Crimes," "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," TBS's "Deon Cole's Black Box" and TLC's "Surreal Estate."

[06/11/13 - 04:36 PM]
Alfonso Ribeiro Named Host of ABC Family's New Series "Spell-Mageddon"
The show will join ABC Family's Wednesday night comedy line-up on Wednesday July 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/11/13 - 03:19 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Pretty Little Liars" Executive Producer I. Marlene King
Check out our red carpet visits last night's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[06/11/13 - 03:18 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Pretty Little Liars" Executive Producer Oliver Goldstick
Check out our red carpet visits last night's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[06/11/13 - 03:17 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Pretty Little Liars" Co-Star Tyler Blackburn
Check out our red carpet visits last night's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[06/11/13 - 02:39 PM]
Pivot's First Annual State of the Industry Report Reveals Increasingly Large Percentage of 18-34 Year Olds Have Become "Broadbanders," Abandoning the Pay TV Ecosystem
The study is the first to release data about the sizing of the millennial market in terms of broadband only vs. broadband plus Pay TV.

[06/11/13 - 02:36 PM]
New FOX Comedy "Dads" Tees Up Free Golf at Golfing Facilities on Father's Day This Sunday, June 16
Golfing dads will also get a sneak peek at the new comedy and head home with their very own branded golf balls.

[06/11/13 - 02:26 PM]
"Switched at Birth" Returns as Cable's #1 Scripted Telecast at 8pm in Key Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, June 10.

[06/11/13 - 02:25 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Game of Thrones" Wraps Season with Big Finish
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Princesses: Long Island," Showtime's "The Borgias" and E!'s "The Wanted Life."

[06/11/13 - 02:20 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: "Sam & Cat" Opens on Top for Nickelodeon
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Primeval: New World," Lifetime's "The Good Mother" and OWN's "Golden Sisters."

[06/11/13 - 02:20 PM]
WE tv Renews Its Popular Originals "Tamar & Vince" and "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?"
"Tamar & Vince" will return Thursday, September 5 at 9:00/8:00c while Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" will be back in early 2014.

[06/11/13 - 02:20 PM]
MTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment Join Forces Like Never Before for the Film "This Is the End," in Theaters June 12
Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, James Franco, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel will star in "The Real World: This Is the End Edition" during tomorrow's "Real World: Portland" finale.

[06/11/13 - 02:20 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Fast N' Loud" Returns As #1 Monday Cable Prime Time Program for Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, June 10.

[06/11/13 - 02:16 PM]
VH1's "Hollywood Exes" Returns Monday, July 8th at 10 PM ET/PT
The series will then regularly air Sundays at 9:00/8:00c beginning July 14.

[06/11/13 - 01:32 PM]
"Gideon's Army," an Inside Look at the Criminal Justice System Through the Eyes of Idealistic Young Public Defenders in the South, Debuts July 1 on HBO
The Dawn Porter-directed film was the winner of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Editing Award for U.S. Documentary Competition.







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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
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"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
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Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.