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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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[07/26/16 - 11:04 AM]
AMC's Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" to Conclude with Fourth and Final Season
The network also announced executive producer and showrunner, Craig Silverstein, has renewed his overall development deal.

[07/26/16 - 10:37 AM]
"Girl in the Box," The Disturbing True Story of a Woman Held Captive for Seven Years, Premieres September 10 on Lifetime, Starring Addison Timlin, Zane Holtz and Zelda Williams
Immediately following the premiere of the film, the two-part special "Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box," which documents the real-life story of Colleen Stan, will air at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/16 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu Announces New Original Special From Emmy(R)-Nominated Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
The new Hulu Original, in association with Funny Or Die, will become available to stream to Hulu subscribers on August 11.

[07/26/16 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Greenlights New Game Show, "Caraoke Showdown," Hosted by Craig Robinson
"Caraoke Showdown" will tape in Los Angeles and New York this summer and debut on Spike in 2017.

[07/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/26/16 - 08:15 AM]
"Roast Battle" Adds Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen to All-Star Panel of Judges
They'll join the previously announced Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade.

[07/26/16 - 07:18 AM]
Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.

[07/26/16 - 06:14 AM]
Netflix and John Wells Productions Team Up to Tell the Definitive Story Behind The Panama Papers
The project aims to tell the definitive story behind the two journalists who cracked open an unprecedented torrent of lies, diversions and information that revealed how the wealthy hid billions of dollars offshore through a little known law firm in Panama.

[07/25/16 - 05:49 PM]
Five Episodes of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Will Showcase Spectacular Backyard Transformations
The special episodes will premiere Thursday, August 25 through Thursday, September 22.

[07/25/16 - 01:42 PM]
E!'s Scripted Series "The Arrangement" Begins Production in Vancouver
The 10-episode one-hour series is a multi-layered, Hollywood love story about the darker side of celebrity where nobody is what they seem.

[07/25/16 - 01:38 PM]
Digital Star Hannah Hart Joins Food Network Lineup
Plans for the partnership include a six episode series along with an array of complementary digital and social content leveraging both Hart's and the network's respective digital footprints.

[07/25/16 - 01:10 PM]
Destination America Earns #1 Telecast Ever in P25-54 with "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" Season Finale
Destination America further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/25/16 - 12:53 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series "Breakthrough"
Production has begun on the new season, which is slated to air in spring 2017 in 440 million homes in 171 countries and in 45 languages, as well as on the Spanish language network Nat Geo Mundo.

[07/25/16 - 11:57 AM]
Netflix Announces Steve Aoki Doc: "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"
In the lead-up to Aoki's biggest show of his career, this introspective doc examines the driving force behind his passion: Rocky Aoki, daredevil showman, Benihana founder, and Steve's looming father figure.

[07/25/16 - 11:30 AM]
Michelle Dockery Joins Cast of "Godless" for Netflix
Dockery joins previously announced cast members, including: Jeff Daniels and Jack O'Connell, in the period drama, that is set to premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017.