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[08/21/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 21
Updates include: Nickelodeon orders six more episodes of "The Haunted Hathaways"; E! extends "The Soup Investigates"; and FX gives pilot order to animated "Bigfoot."

[08/21/13 - 04:32 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Rizzoli & Isles" Claims Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Hard Knocks," GSN's "The Chase" and Comedy Central's "The Jeselnik Offensive."

[08/21/13 - 01:58 PM]
Syfy Gets "Camera Ready"
Each week, contestants will realize fantastical characters through their dazzling costume creations, incorporating non-traditional materials and technology into some pieces.

[08/21/13 - 01:41 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Doubles Episode Order of Tyler Perry's Popular Comedy "Love Thy Neighbor"
The current cycle will have its two-episode finale tonight with the new episodes premiering in January 2014.

[08/21/13 - 01:34 PM]
Taylor Spreitler ("Melissa & Joey") and Melissa Peterman ("Baby Daddy") to Participate in Live Twitter Chats for New Comedy Wednesdays
They'll be up on @TaylorSpreitler and @Followtheblonde during tonight's telecasts.

[08/21/13 - 01:18 PM]
The Wasabi Warriors Return to the Dojo for a Fourth Season of Disney XD's "Kickin' It"
Production on the martial arts inspired series will resume in Los Angeles this November for a 2014 premiere.

[08/21/13 - 12:23 PM]
Omari Hardwick Adds "Power" to Starz Drama
He will play James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite.

[08/21/13 - 12:03 PM]
ESPN's 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Schedule
The 10-member conference includes Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, Rutgers and USF, plus first-year members UCF, Houston, Memphis, SMU and Temple.

[08/21/13 - 12:00 PM]
Destination America's New Series "King of Thrones" Premieres Tuesday, September 10 at 10PM E/P
The series follows Hoxie Homes and Remodeling, a northern Minnesota-based crew of contractors, carpenters and designers who've built a "crap-load" of high-end bathrooms.

[08/21/13 - 11:45 AM]
Season Two of Disney Channel's Hit Comedy "Dog with a Blog" Premieres Friday, September 20
Upcoming guest stars this season include Leigh-Allyn Baker and Peyton Meyer.

[08/21/13 - 11:31 AM]
Former Steelers Running Back Jerome Bettis Joins ESPN as NFL Analyst
The 13-year NFL veteran will appear on "NFL Live" and "SportsCenter" and contribute to other ESPN platforms, beginning September 1.

[08/21/13 - 11:02 AM]
USA Is the #1 Cable Network for the 8th Consecutive Summer
USA spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/21/13 - 10:04 AM]
E! Entertainment Presents New Special "Attack of the Celebrity Bikinis" Premiering Thursday, August 29th at 10:00 PM ET/PT on E!
Julianne Hough, Nina Dobrev and Elle Macpherson are among those featured in the special.

[08/21/13 - 10:01 AM]
Season Five of "Regular Show" Premieres Monday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network
Plus: look for a special Halloween episode and a 30-minute Thanksgiving special.

[08/21/13 - 09:55 AM]
"Real Fear 2: The Truth Behind (More) Movies" Premieres Friday, September 6 @ 9 PM ET on Chiller
In this two-hour special, paranormal investigators explore the terrifying factual stories that served as the basis for some of the scariest horror movies of all time.

[08/21/13 - 09:44 AM]
Aziz Ansari and Andy Samberg Join All-Star Roster of Roasters for the "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco"
They'll join Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman on stage during the August 25 taping at Culver Studios.

[08/21/13 - 09:42 AM]
Bravo Media Offers a Second Helping of "Eat, Drink, Love" Next Week
On Thursday, August 29, the series moves to its new day and 10:00/9:00c timeslot.

[08/21/13 - 09:23 AM]
TBS Scores Across-the-Board Growth on Strength of "Sullivan & Son," "Deal With It" and "The Big Bang Theory"
Plus: new series "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host" and "Ground Floor" to launch on Tuesday, October 22 and Thursday, November 14, respectively.

[08/21/13 - 09:22 AM]
TNT to Claim Four of Basic Cable's Top 10 Summer Series, More than Any Other Network
Plus: "Major Crimes" and "Boston's Finest" to return on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26, respectively.

[08/21/13 - 09:12 AM]
Oxygen Media Explores the Fierce Culture of Competitive Nail Design with New Development Greenlight "Nailed It!" (W.T.)
The series is a high-stakes competition showcasing breakout nail designers executing over-the-top nail art.

[08/21/13 - 09:03 AM]
Spike TV Banks on New Original Series "Hungry Investors"
Each week, the "Hungry Investors" team - Jon Taffer, John Besh and Tiffany Derry - puts two struggling restaurants to the test to prove they deserve a second chance at success.

[08/21/13 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Announces the 20 Castaways Competing on "Survivor"
The fall edition, themed "Blood vs. Water," will feature former players competing with - and ultimately against - their loved ones.

[08/21/13 - 08:44 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Is the #1 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49, Topping the #2 Telecast by a 69% Margin
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 20.

[08/21/13 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Hits Its Top Rating in Over 1 Year and Beats Fox's "SYTYCD" from 8-10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 20.

[08/21/13 - 08:30 AM]
Discovery Channel's "The Last Huntsmen" Goes to the Edge of Civilization with Extreme Survivalists
The one-hour special premieres this Friday, August 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/21/13 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos for Fifth Straight Week
Plus: ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" and The CW's "Capture" post strong week-to-week gains.

[08/21/13 - 07:57 AM]
Entertainment One Partners with Avi Lerner's Nu Image to Develop and Produce TV Series Based on the Legendary Action Movie, "Rambo"
The parties are currently in negotiations with Sylvester Stallone to be involved with the project on a creative level as well as potentially reprise his iconic role.

[08/21/13 - 07:33 AM]
Saturday's Back-to-Back Encores of "48 Hours" Are Saturday's #1 and #2 Programs with Viewers and Households
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 17.

[08/21/13 - 07:25 AM]
Adult Swim Achieves First-Time #1 Primetime Ranking Among Coveted Adults & Men 18-34, Setting New Records for Summer 2013
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/21/13 - 07:22 AM]
Multi-Platinum Superstar Drake to Perform VMA Nominated Hit Single "Started from the Bottom" Live for First Time on Television During 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards"
Drake's music video for "Started From the Bottom" is up for 2 VMAs this year including "Best Direction and "Best Hip Hop Video."

[08/21/13 - 07:15 AM]
Ovation Partners with James Franco on Original Arts Television Series Premiering This Fall: "James Franco Presents"
The series will document his provocative explorations of the world of art.

[08/21/13 - 06:27 AM]
NBC Sports Group to Produce Live On-Site Pre-Game Show Prior to All Notre Dame Football Home Games
NBC Sports Group's Notre Dame Football pre-game show will debut Saturday, August 31, preceding the Fighting Irish's first game of the season against Temple.

[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.







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[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
Both series will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
A Roloff Wedding Wraps Up the Most Watched Season Ever of "Little People, Big World" with 1.9M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Moves to Tuesdays
Newcomer "Utopia" will now only air once a week: Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
E! Reunites the Most Outrageous Patients When "Botched Reunion: Show & Tell" Airs Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Maria Menounos hosts the two-part special, in which Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow reunite to look back at the nationwide success of the first season and welcome some of their most outrageous patients.

[10/01/14 - 01:53 PM]
NFL and DIRECTV Extend NFL SUNDAY TICKET in New Multi-Year Deal
The new agreement also expands DIRECTV's rights to stream NFL SUNDAY TICKET live on mobile devices and via broadband, known as NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV, as previously announced.

[10/01/14 - 01:01 PM]
AMC Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" Begins Production on Second Season
The show will film in and around Richmond, Virginia, including at two historic locations in Williamsburg; Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

[10/01/14 - 12:12 PM]
ESPN Extends Dick Vitale's Contract Through 2016-17
Vitale will call some of the season's top games across ESPN networks, including regular-season action primarily on ESPN and ESPN2 and the Men's Final Four for ESPN International.

[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Orders Comedy Pilot "Pariah"
Comedian Bill Burr stars in the project, about a volatile TV personality who is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
Holidays at Food Network Get Even Sweeter with New Series "Holiday Baking Championship"
Hosted by Bobby Deen, the series premieres Sunday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
National League Division Series Presented by Budweiser Coverage Begins Friday, Oct. 3 on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes
This week, MLB postseason coverage comes to FOX Sports 1 for the first time as America's new sports network is scheduled to televise up to eight games of the National League Division Series.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
"Tosh.0" to Debut Family-Friendly Episode Tuesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central
"Comedy isn't about being clean or dirty, it's about appealing to as wide an audience as possible so I can sell more tickets to my stand-up shows," said Tosh.

[10/01/14 - 10:07 AM]
AMC to Debut "Better Call Saul" Music Video This Sunday, October 5 at 7:15pm ET/PT During the Final Night of The "Breaking Bad" Binge
The song is performed by country artist Junior Brown.