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[08/20/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 20
Updates include: Ben Rappaport tapped as lead of USA's "Love Is Dead"; Dr. Luke is in talks to join FOX's "American Idol"; and Jonathan Banks lands arc on NBC's "Community."

[08/20/13 - 10:07 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for August 20
Plus: next week the competition heats up when guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins the judging panel.

[08/20/13 - 06:09 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Steelers/Redskins Preseason Puts ESPN in Front
Plus: numbers for Food Network's "Bubba-Q," TLC's "The Man with the 132-lb Scrotum"; and Bravo's "Real Housewives of Miami."

[08/20/13 - 04:42 PM]
Emmy & Tony Award Winner Donna Murphy Added to Cast of Lifetime's "House of Versace"
Murphy will portray Maria, the loved and trusted head seamstress who has been with Versace from the start.

[08/20/13 - 03:57 PM]
NBC Orders Second Season for "Hollywood Game Night"
Jane Lynch will return as host for the show's 10-episode sophomore run.

[08/20/13 - 03:29 PM]
Actor Cole Hauser To Go "Rogue" In Season 2 of DirecTV Original Drama
Hauser will portray Ethan, "a former soldier who left law school to enlist in the military after 9/11."

[08/20/13 - 02:55 PM]
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" Wraps Season as Cable TV's #1 Scripted Telecast at 8pm for 11th Consecutive Week in Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 19.

[08/20/13 - 02:40 PM]
Season Four Premiere of "Family Game Night" Tops Its Season Three Kickoff in Key Demos and Delivers Year-to-Date Time Period Gains
The Hub spins the numbers for Sunday, August 18.

[08/20/13 - 02:30 PM]
TBS Renews Hit Series "Sullivan & Son," "Men at Work" and "Deal With It"
The cable channel has ordered 13 episodes of "Sullivan & Son," which wraps its second season this Thursday.

[08/20/13 - 02:26 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Breaking Bad" Holds Off "True Blood" Finale
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Eat, Drive, Love," G4's "American Ninja Warrior" and OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter."

[08/20/13 - 02:21 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Lifetime's "Baby Sellers" Tops Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Hell on Wheels," Hallmark's "This Magic Moment" and Starz's "The White Queen."

[08/20/13 - 01:23 PM]
Black Sheep Turn Their Backs on Family in Investigation Discovery's New Series "Evil Kin"
The six-part series premiering Wednesday, August 28 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/20/13 - 12:44 PM]
ABC Family Announces the Two Winners of Its User-Generated Campaign You Should Know This About Me
The contest provided a unique outlet for millennials to express themselves and share the beliefs, dreams and goals that define them.

[08/20/13 - 12:23 PM]
CBS Sports Network Reaches Multi-Year Agreement with ESPN to Telecast American Athletic Conference Basketball and Football Games
The deal provides for 30 men's basketball games per year, except for the first year, which calls for 25 games.

[08/20/13 - 12:22 PM]
Tyler Perry's Popular Sitcom "For Better or Worse" Comes to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The former TBS series follows three couples as they navigate the ups-and-downs of dating and marriage.

[08/20/13 - 12:13 PM]
Pepsi and MTV Team Up with Global Superstar Katy Perry for Special Finale Performance from Undisclosed Location in Brooklyn During the 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards"
Plus: look for a tweet-to-unlock and social voting program that encourages fans to decide on one of two new songs from her new record to be released early on iTunes.

[08/20/13 - 11:55 AM]
CBS Sports Announces Broadcast Pairings for 2013 NFL Season
Plus: James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe will return to "The NFL Today."

[08/20/13 - 11:50 AM]
Season Two of "China, IL" Premieres on Adult Swim Sunday, September 22 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld's animated series returns with all-new half-hour episodes.

[08/20/13 - 11:45 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day Across Major Youth Demos for 12th Straight Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 12-18.

[08/20/13 - 11:43 AM]
It's the Terrible Two's for Mia and Rozonno as "Six Little McGhees" Returns to OWN Saturday, September 7
Plus: watch the first five minutes from the season premiere!

[08/20/13 - 11:03 AM]
Starz to Premiere Jazz-Centric Original Miniseries Event "Dancing on the Edge" on Saturday, October 19th at 10PM ET/PT
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Jacqueline Bisset and John Goodman co-star in the five-part event.

[08/20/13 - 11:03 AM]
E! Brings Fans an Inside Look at One of the Funniest Shows on TV, "Modern Family," Sunday, September 8 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
The entire cast sits down with E! to talk candidly about the show's beginnings, how they won their roles, their favorite moments, and what keeps them all working together in harmony.

[08/20/13 - 11:02 AM]
With One Week of Summer Left to Go, TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Major Crimes" Continue to Dominate the Charts
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 12-18.

[08/20/13 - 10:33 AM]
Over 1.8 Million People Tune in for Oprah's Exclusive Interview with Lindsay Lohan on "Oprah's Next Chapter"
OWN spins the numbers for Sunday, August 18.

[08/20/13 - 10:11 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ties for #1 in 18-49 for the Primetime Week of Aug. 12-18 Among ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 12-18.

[08/20/13 - 10:00 AM]
"CSI" Celebrates 300th Episode with Return of Marg Helgenberger, Oct. 23
It's back to the beginning when the team investigates a homicide in the home of a reclusive former casino mogul who was a suspect in a similar crime in 2000.

[08/20/13 - 09:55 AM]
"That Other Pregame Show" Launches on CBS Sports Network, Expanding Football Coverage on Sunday Mornings
The series "breaks from the familiar pregame show format, presenting a unique fan-focused take on all the week's NFL and college action."

[08/20/13 - 09:38 AM]
ABC Finishes as the Week's 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network, Growing Its Audience Year to Year for the 4th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 12-18.

[08/20/13 - 09:32 AM]
John Dahl to Direct First Two Episodes of Starz Series "Outlander"
The series will be adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books, with the first two episodes written by executive producer Ronald D. Moore.

[08/20/13 - 09:28 AM]
CBS Most-Watched Network for 8th Consecutive Week; "Under the Dome" Is Top Broadcast
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 12-18.

[08/20/13 - 09:08 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 1 for the Week Among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 12-18.

[08/20/13 - 09:08 AM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Costume Designer Mandi Line and "Twisted" Star Ashton Moio to Participate in Live Twitter Chats with Fans
They'll be up on @tankgirlyo and @AshtonMoio during their respective East Coast telecasts.

[08/20/13 - 09:00 AM]
Global Superstars One Direction and "The Voice" Winner Cassadee Pope to Perform on "America's Got Talent" Aug. 28
Pope will also share an inside look at life since "The Voice" in a yet-to-be-titled docuseries that premieres on CMT on October 4.

[08/20/13 - 08:50 AM]
Sundance Channel Goes Back to School on October 7 with the Premiere of "Dream School"
Oliver Stone, Soledad O'Brien, Swizz Beatz, Mae Jemison, Jesse Jackson and David Arquette are among the instructors.

[08/20/13 - 08:40 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Wins Its Time Period in Every Key Ratings Category
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 19.

[08/20/13 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Mistresses" Spikes Over Its Lead-in and Continues to Improve Its Time Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 19.

[08/20/13 - 08:33 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Builds to 5-Month Highs and Ranks as the Week's #1 Syndie Talker
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of August 5-9.

[08/20/13 - 08:27 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Back in Front as "Under the Dome" Rises
Plus: absent "The Bachelorette," ABC's "Mistresses" falls to a series low.

[08/20/13 - 08:21 AM]
ESPN's 2014 SEC Men's College Basketball Schedule
ESPN, the exclusive national cable home and syndication rightsholder for the SEC, will offer 120 conference-controlled regular-season games across the platforms.

[08/20/13 - 08:07 AM]
"Katie" Grows to Rank as the #1 Freshman Syndie Talker for the 48th Straight Week
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of August 5-9.

[08/20/13 - 07:28 AM]
DIY Network's Popular Series "Man Caves" to Showcase Double-Room Makeover for Michael Strahan
Said installment premieres this Friday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/20/13 - 07:16 AM]
2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nick Cannon, Jay Pharoah, Iman Shumpert, Hannibal Buress and More Stop by MTV2's "Charlamagne and Friends" Beginning Tonight at Midnight
The special half-hour, five-episode series serves as a run-up to music's most irreverent award show, the "MTV Video Music Awards."

[08/20/13 - 07:06 AM]
Yahoo!'s Fall Comedy Lineup Set to Launch on September 9, 2013 with Eight Original Shows and the Exclusive "Saturday Night Live" Archive Clips
Jack Black, John Stamos, Ed Helms, Zachary Levi, Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris are among the featured auspices.

[08/19/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 19
Updates include: Sarah Clarke joins AMC's "Line of Sight"; NickMom extends "Instant Mom" by seven episodes; and Demi Lovato near deal for six-episode arc on FOX's "Glee."

[08/19/13 - 03:30 PM]
FXX to Launch in 72 Million Homes Two Weeks from Today
Plus: FXX has created a website, GetFXX.com, so viewers can learn where to find the channel on their system.

[08/19/13 - 03:19 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush - South America" #1 in All of Television Among Men on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, August 16.

[08/19/13 - 03:00 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush," "Phineas & Ferb" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Miss You Much," Cinemax's "Strike Back" and E!'s "Fashion Police."

[08/19/13 - 02:31 PM]
"Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel" Rockets to Best Ratings in Over 6 Months in Total Viewers and in 1 Year in Target Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, August 16.

[08/19/13 - 02:16 PM]
"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" Sees Double on "Twinsanity!" Premiering Monday, Aug. 26, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
In the installment, kids from around the country discuss the assumptions, misconceptions and truths about being a twin.

[08/19/13 - 02:00 PM]
"Sunday Best's" Show-Stopping Season Six Inches Closer to Crowning the Next Gospel Superstar and "Sunday Best" Winner on Sunday, September 1 at 8:00 P.M.
And after weeks of fierce competition, the judges have chosen their top two stand-outs, Detroit's Tasha Page-Lockhart and Philadelphia's Kefia Rollerson.







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[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
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Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
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[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
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[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
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[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
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Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.