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[08/15/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: Nickelodeon cancels "Wendell & Vinnie"; MTV's "The Real World" to return to San Francisco; and Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal on FX's "The Comedians."

[08/15/13 - 05:08 PM]
Showtime 2013 Fall Programming Overview
Highlights include stand-up specials from Billy Gardell, Dana Gould and Nick Cannon.

[08/15/13 - 04:46 PM]
"Sex and the City" Creator Darren Star Writes New Show for TV Land
This single-camera comedy is based on the novel "Younger" by Pamela Redmond Satran.

[08/15/13 - 03:55 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Returns Big for A&E
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "Spell-Mageddon," Showtime's "Jim Rome on Showtime" and Oxygen's "I'm Having Their Baby."

[08/15/13 - 01:40 PM]
Week 3 "Animation Domination High Def" Ratings
FOX spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, August 10.

[08/15/13 - 01:21 PM]
Gina Gershon to Star in Lifetime Original Movie "House of Versace"
Raquel Welch, Enrico Colantoni and Colm Feore also star in project, which premieres Saturday, October 5 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/15/13 - 01:16 PM]
Syfy Launches "Syfy Now" App as Part of NBCUniversal's TV Everywhere Initiative
Through Syfy Now viewers have access to full, streaming episodes of Syfy original series.

[08/15/13 - 12:30 PM]
The CW Network Launches CW Seed, The Network's Digital Studio, with Four New Series Today
Highlights include the all-new third season of "Husbands" and the debut episodes of "The P.E.T. Squad Files," "Gallery Mallory" and "Backpackers."

[08/15/13 - 12:18 PM]
"Tunnel of Fire" Premieres Tuesday, August 20 at 8 P.M., ET/PT as Part of "CMT Bike Week"
Check out the promo featuring Clint Ewing attempting to travel through a towering inferno longer than a football field.

[08/15/13 - 11:36 AM]
Consumers Make Changes at Some of America's Most Iconic Companies on "The Customer Is Always Right?"
The new reality series launches Thursday, September 5 at 10:00/9:00c on OWN.

[08/15/13 - 11:25 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Scores Biggest Week Since December While "Late Night" Hits Nine-Week High
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 5-9.

[08/15/13 - 11:19 AM]
The Many Faces of "Key & Peele" Return for Third Season New Season Premieres on Comedy Central(R) Wednesday, September 18 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
Guest stars this season include James Callis, Andrew Daly, David Giuntoli, Gabriel Iglesias, Colin HanksNatasha Leggero, Jack McBrayer and more!

[08/15/13 - 11:10 AM]
Style Premieres Competitive Home & Party Planning Specials
"Matched by Design" and "Keep the Party Moving" will air on Tuesday, August 20 and 27, respectively, at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/15/13 - 11:09 AM]
A&E's "Duck Dynasty" Season Premiere Shatters Cable Record with a Whopping 11.8 Million Viewers Becoming the #1 Nonfiction Series Telecast in Cable History
A&E spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 14.

[08/15/13 - 11:08 AM]
NBA on TNT Preseason Action Tips Off with the Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets Thursday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. ET
Additionally, the network will air NBA preseason action when the Houston Rockets visit the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m.

[08/15/13 - 11:08 AM]
NBA TV to Televise Preseason Games from Around the Globe with Multiple Appearances by the Lakers, Thunder, Rockets, Pacers and Warriors
The schedule will begin Saturday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. ET when the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant visit Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey.

[08/15/13 - 11:03 AM]
ESPN to Televise NBA Preseason Doubleheader October 23
Highlights include the new-look Brooklyn Nets - led by first-time head coach Jason Kidd - visiting the Boston Celtics and Rajon Rondo.

[08/15/13 - 11:00 AM]
USA Network Announces Carly Rae Jepsen #UniteLIVE The Concert To Rock Out Bullying
The special event will be held at a surprise location, on October 3, in commemoration of National Bullying Prevention Month.

[08/15/13 - 10:37 AM]
TNT Renews Summer Series "Rizzoli & Isles," "Major Crimes" and "Perception" As Series Dominate Basic Cable's Summer Ratings Charts
The renewals join the previously announced fourth-season order of TNT's epic drama "Falling Skies," one of the summer's most popular dramas with key demos.

[08/15/13 - 10:30 AM]
The "Sleepy Hollow" and Eventful Demand It!(R) Advance Screening Competition Is Coming to... a Head!
The cities that receive the most online votes by Monday will win a free advance screening of the pilot.

[08/15/13 - 10:23 AM]
Stars from ABC's Most Anticipated New Shows Are Featured on the "ABC Fall Preview Special Presented by The Chew," Airing Sunday, September 1
Highlights include the cast of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in their first-ever television interview together.

[08/15/13 - 10:17 AM]
ABC Hits Multi-Week Highs in Late-Night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 5-9.

[08/15/13 - 10:12 AM]
Global Superstar Justin Timberlake to Perform at the 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" and Receive the Prestigious "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award"
Timberlake, along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, leads this year's VMA pack with six nominations each.

[08/15/13 - 09:30 AM]
"The Greatest Event In Television History" Returns Nov 7th!
After two failed (but hilarious) attempts, Adam Scott tries once again to nail down The Greatest Event in Television History.

[08/15/13 - 09:16 AM]
Destination America Unveils New Series "Buying the Bayou" Premiering Saturday, September 7 at 10PM
Watch people go head-over-heels for the swampfront shack of their dreams - whether it's an alligator farm or converted fishing boat.

[08/15/13 - 09:00 AM]
Canine Contest Launches as NBC Drama "Chicago Fire" Seeks to Honor Country's Top Firehouse Dog
The winner, to be named "'Chicago Fire' Top Dog," will make an appearance on both "Today" and on the popular primetime drama series about the Windy City heroes.

[08/15/13 - 09:00 AM]
Major Update to WatchESPN App for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Now Available on the App Store
In addition to live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater, the latest WatchESPN version introduces several new enhancements.

[08/15/13 - 09:00 AM]
New E! Specials "I Survived a Serial Killer" & "Co-Ed Nightmares" Premiere Back-To-Back Thursday, August 22nd at 9:00pm ET/PT and 10:00pm ET/PT On E!
Both specials "examines some of the most terrifying, mysterious and devastating stories of violence that made national headlines."

[08/15/13 - 08:37 AM]
Sundance Channel Announces Cast and Start of Production for "The Red Road"
Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson, Tamara Tunie, Annalise Basso, Allie Gonino, Kiowa Gordon and Tom Sizemore all star in the six-episode series.

[08/15/13 - 08:33 AM]
NBC Is #1 Wednesday Night in Total Viewers with the #1 Show of the Night by That Measure, "America's Got Talent"
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 14.

[08/15/13 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Trumps "Got Talent" as FOX Tops Demos
NBC however is the most-watched network overall last night.

[08/15/13 - 08:08 AM]
USA Network Announces Fall Programming Premiere Dates
Highlights include the return of "White Collar" on Thursday, October 17 plus off-network runs of "Modern Family" and "NCIS: Los Angeles."

[08/15/13 - 08:01 AM]
Time & Networks for Fifteenth Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 3-4
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioners Cup.

[08/15/13 - 07:01 AM]
The 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show" to Feature Performances by New Faces of Pop Austin Mahone and Ariana Grande
Additionally, chart-topping female DJ/Producer duo and COVERGIRLS NERVO will spin from the red carpet throughout the broadcast.

[08/15/13 - 07:00 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Ready for Launch - Live NASCAR, UFC Highlight Day 1 Schedule
Once FOX Sports 1 is officially on the air, the first program to hit the airwaves is "FOX College Football Kickoff," beginning at 6:00 AM ET.

[08/15/13 - 06:31 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Launch Across All Major Distributors - New National Sports Channel Debuts Saturday, August 17
At the outset, FOX Sports 1 boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually.

[08/15/13 - 05:05 AM]
Showtime Networks and LG Electronics Launch In-Program Interactivity for Smart TVs
Originally launched on the iPad as a two-screen companion app, SHO Sync for Smart TVs delivers the same crafted content to the big screen.

[08/14/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 14
Updates include: Chris Carter to bring "The After" to Amazon; "Blake's 7" revival eyes new home at Xbox; and Kiernan Shipka cast in Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic."

[08/14/13 - 04:47 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Rizzoli & Isles," "Amish Mafia" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for GSN's "The Chase," Syfy's "Heroes of Cosplay" and truTV's "Cash Dome Pawn."

[08/14/13 - 03:25 PM]
Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" Scores Third Consecutive Week of Record Highs
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 13.

[08/14/13 - 03:05 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Amish Mafia" Delivers #1 in Cable Among Men 18-49 on August 13
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 13.

[08/14/13 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Is Tuesday's #1 TV Telecast for 3rd Consecutive Week in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 13.

[08/14/13 - 01:32 PM]
NBC Sports Group to Present More Than Seven Hours of 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships
Highlights include primetime coverage of the Women's All-Around on NBC this Saturday, August 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/14/13 - 12:58 PM]
"Alaska State Troopers" Returns for a New Season of Rescues, Takedowns and Arrests, Premieres 9/15, 10 PM
The fifth season of the National Geographic Channel series is dedicated to the memory of Trooper Tage Toll and Trooper Pilot Mel Nading.

[08/14/13 - 12:54 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces a Nationwide Search for the Best New Stand-Up Comedians Called "Up Next" a CC: Certified Talent Search Through Its "Comedy Central Certified Clubs" Program
Jonah Ray will be the MC for the four regional showcases with 30+ semi-finalists from October 9-23.

[08/14/13 - 11:48 AM]
ABC Family Starts Production on New Drama Series "Chasing Life"
Plus: Steven Weber and Scott Michael Foster have joined the cast in recurring roles.

[08/14/13 - 11:33 AM]
ESPN Collaborates with Filmmaker Peter Berg on New "Monday Night Football" Open
The one-minute, 30-second open will debut before the regular-season opener - Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins - on September 9.

[08/14/13 - 11:19 AM]
GSN Gets Inside the "Mind of a Man," as Network Orders 40 Episodes of New Original Series
The half-hour game show asks two female contestants to try to figure out what men really think, with the help of a celebrity panel.

[08/14/13 - 11:06 AM]
Robin Thicke, Ed Sheeran, 2 Chainz, Fall Out Boy and More Surprise College Students in "Random Acts of mtvU: VMA Edition" Airing on MTV and mtvU Starting August 18
The program is part of mtvU's ongoing "Random Acts of mtvU" series, which celebrates extraordinary college students across the country.

[08/14/13 - 10:37 AM]
Expectant Mothers Do Hard Time in All-New Discovery Fit & Health Series "Pregnant Behind Bars"
The two-part special premieres Thursday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.







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[08/20/14 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock once again leads the night among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/20/14 - 08:21 AM]
Bravo Media Premieres a Wicked-Awesome New Season of "Top Chef" in Boston on Wednesday, October 15th at 10PM
Richard Blais will make his debut as a recurring judge offering the chef'testants guidance from a chef and a former competitor's point of view.

[08/20/14 - 07:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Second Season
The show will return to AMC next summer.

[08/19/14 - 05:15 PM]
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Cuffs Eva Longoria as Guest Star on Three-Episode Arc This Fall on FOX
She'll play a defense attorney who catches Jake's (Andy Samberg) attention when she faces off against him in court.

[08/19/14 - 04:40 PM]
NBC Drops "Working the Engels" in Favor of Back-to-Back Originals from "Welcome to Sweden"
The Peacock will opt for new episodes of "Sweden" at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c beginning this Thursday, August 21.

[08/19/14 - 03:04 PM]
"Bad Girls Club: Redemption" Premieres October 7 at 8PM ET/PT on Oxygen
This season, the best of the bad move into a LA mansion, ready to ride the rocky road to change, while making new friends and facing off with old enemies along the way.

[08/19/14 - 02:19 PM]
Summer Finales of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters" Garner Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 02:01 PM]
"Fast N' Loud" Returns as the #1 Program in Cable on Monday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 01:01 PM]
Springfield Celebrates "The Simpsons'" 25th Anniversary with a Special Mural on Monday, August 25
Special guest Yeardley Smith, comedic actress and voice of "Lisa Simpson," will be in Springfield to celebrate the mural, sign autographs and take questions during the event.

[08/19/14 - 12:29 PM]
Jason Taylor, Kevin Gilbride & Paul Burmeister Join Mike Florio on "Pro Football Talk" for 2014 NFL Season
In addition, Mike Ryan, who boasts 26 NFL seasons of athletic training experience, will join PFT to provide perspective on injuries and sports medicine.

[08/19/14 - 11:47 AM]
Cartoon Network Continues to Rank as Television's #1 Network for Early Delivery Among Targeted Boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:47 AM]
U.S. Record 3.3 Million Tune in to NBC Sports Group's Opening Weekend of Premier League Coverage
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17.

[08/19/14 - 11:33 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers and Across Major Youth Kid 2-11, Kid 6-11 and Tween 9-14 Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:31 AM]
TNT's "Legends" Climbs to 8 Million Viewers Across Multiple Platforms
TNT spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:21 AM]
Hip-Hop Artist, Television Host and Actor Shad Moss, a.k.a. Bow Wow, Joins the Cast of "CSI: Cyber"
Moss will play hacker Brody "Baby Face" Nelson. Nineteen going on 20, Nelson is a cyber-intrusion savant.