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[06/13/13 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 13
Updates include: Megan Hilty joins NBC's "Sean Saves the World"; Wes Bentley cast in "Open" at HBO; and Stellan Skarsgard lands role on Cinemax's "Quarry."

[06/13/13 - 04:48 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains," "Necessary Roughness" Return on Top for USA
Plus: numbers for Oxygen's "I'm Having Their Baby," VH1's "Couples Therapy" and Spike TV's "Guys Choice 2013."

[06/13/13 - 03:45 PM]
E!'s Joel McHale Takes on Pop Culture Myths, Rumors and More with Tongue-in-Cheek Investigative Reporting in New Comedy Spin-Off "The Soup Investigates"
The new spin-off special premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30/9:30c following a new episode of "The Soup."

[06/13/13 - 03:17 PM]
First Look at Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy for Nat Geo Channel's "Killing Kennedy"
Production begin this week on the original movie, which will air this November.

[06/13/13 - 03:08 PM]
MTV to Air "Mancation Weekend 2" Marathon Beginning Tomorrow, June 14 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Highlights include the cable premiere of "Jackass 3D" and "Jackass 3.5" on the network.

[06/13/13 - 03:08 PM]
Prosecutors Investigate the Case of a Business That's Stealing and Selling Human Body Parts, on CBS News' "Brooklyn DA," on a New Night and Time, Saturday, June 22
The series - which had been airing Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c - will now air Saturday nights at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/13/13 - 02:55 PM]
Bruins-Blackhawks Is Most-Watched Stanley Cup Final Game 1 in 16 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 12.

[06/13/13 - 02:40 PM]
NBC Sports Network to Air 2013 NHL Awards
The show airs this Saturday night at 7:00/6:00c prior to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks.

[06/13/13 - 02:18 PM]
Live Twitter Chats with Katie Leclerc of "Switched At Birth" and David Lambert of "The Fosters" to Take Place During All-New Episodes of ABC Family's Monday Night Dramas, Monday, June 17
They'll be up at @KatieLeclerc and @dglambert during the east coast broadcasts of their respective shows.

[06/13/13 - 02:02 PM]
All-Star Lineup of Judges Added to the 2013 Miss USA(R) Competition, Airing Live on Sunday, June 16 on NBC
Bob Harper, Betsey Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Wendie Malick, Jessica Robertson, Larry Fitzgerald, Nikki Bella, Mo Rocca and Christina Milian are among those on tap.

[06/13/13 - 12:20 PM]
Disney XD Zooms Into a "Non-Stop Summer" Beginning Monday, June 17
Highlights include the premieres of "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" and "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." on July 7 and August 11, respectively.

[06/13/13 - 12:19 PM]
Oxygen Heads Back to South Beach for a Brand New Season of "Bad Girls Club" Premiering Tuesday, August 13 at 8PM ET/PT
Plus: look for the casting special "BGC: Makin' it to the Mansion" on Tuesday, August 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/13/13 - 12:17 PM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Continue to Top Late-Night Timeslot Competition for Week of June 3-7
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 3-7.

[06/13/13 - 11:04 AM]
NBC Announces 10 Teams to Participate on "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls"
The show is hosted by world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls, who will be looking for that survival spirit, resourceful skill and heart-led determination that he knows the wild demands.

[06/13/13 - 11:00 AM]
MTV Renews the Hit Comedic Series "Girl Code" for a Second Season
The series, a spin-off of MTV2's "Guy Code," will be back with 20 all-new episodes.

[06/13/13 - 10:39 AM]
Jason Alexander Set to Guest Star in TV Land's New Sitcom "Kirstie" Alongside Series Regular and Fellow "Seinfeld" Alum Michael Richards
"It is a strange and wonderful thing to be working on a brand new show yet surrounded by familiar faces and friends," said Alexander.

[06/13/13 - 10:18 AM]
Kobe Bryant Wins "Social MVP Award" During NBA TV's 2013 NBA Social Media Awards presented by SAP
The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant took home two awards - the "Social MVP Award" and the "140 Award" for the best use of characters in a tweet.

[06/13/13 - 10:18 AM]
Emmy(TM)-Winning Comedian Brian Mccann Joins "Totally Biased" As Producer and Writer
"I couldn't be more excited to round out the diverse and talented staff at 'Totally Biased' by supplying the rare 'Irish White guy' voice so often ignored in late night," said McCann.

[06/13/13 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Renews "Vice" for Second Season
The 12-episode second season, once again hosted by Shane Smith, is set to debut in 2014.

[06/13/13 - 09:52 AM]
truTV Starts Production on New Episodes of Hit Series "Guinness World Records(R) Unleashed"
The Dan Cortese-hosted series previously ran under the title "Guinness World Records Gone Wild!"

[06/13/13 - 09:44 AM]
"The American Baking Competition" Rises in Ratings
Plus: last night's episode will rebroadcast this Sunday at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/13/13 - 09:01 AM]
The Time Is Ripe: TLC's Hit Series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Returns with a World Premiere Event and It Sure Smells Sweet
As previously announced, the series returns Wednesday, July 17 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[06/13/13 - 08:41 AM]
HGTV to Premiere Real Estate Series "Power Broker" As Housing Market Shows Signs of Recovery
The series, which follows real estate agent Mike Aubrey, premieres Tuesday, July 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/13/13 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Push NBC in Front
Plus: CBS sees big week-to-week gains from "The American Baking Competition" in adults 18-49.

[06/13/13 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "The Lookout" Grows Against the Stanley Cup Finals
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 12.

[06/13/13 - 08:12 AM]
CMT to Air the Television World Premiere of "Ron White: A Little Unprofessional" Saturday, June 15 at 11 P.M., ET/PT
The two-hour special was filmed live at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, and was released to fans via White's website last Fall.

[06/13/13 - 07:49 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Soars to a 4-Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 3-7.

[06/13/13 - 07:23 AM]
USA Network and Birchbox Partner to Bring the Stylish World of the Hit Orginal Series "Suits" to Birchbox's Influential Network
The partnership will include fully customized "Suits"-themed Birchboxes for men and product picks inside Birchboxes for women.

[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.







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
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[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
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