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[08/23/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 23
Updates include: MTV's "Faking It" taps principal roles; Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre return for CBS's "The McCarthys"; and NBC to revive ABC's 2001 pilot "Me and My Needs."

[08/23/13 - 05:53 PM]
TV Land Nixes "Happily Divorced" After Two Seasons
The news marks only the second scripted cancellation by the cable channel to date.

[08/23/13 - 04:54 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," NFL Preseason Win Originals Race
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Owner's Manual," FX's "Wilfred" and E!'s "I Survived a Serial Killer."

[08/23/13 - 12:48 PM]
Relive the Romance, Heartbreak, Friendships and Rivalries During "The Vineyard" Marathon Airing Monday, August 26th from 6PM - 11PM ET/PT
All new episodes of "The Vineyard" air Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c on ABC Family.

[08/23/13 - 12:36 PM]
Zendaya to Star in "Zapped," Slated to Premiere on Disney Channels Around the World and Family Channel (Canada) in 2014
Also starring are Chanelle Peloso, Spencer Boldman, Emilia McCarthy and Adam DiMarco.

[08/23/13 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Family Greenlights Production of Three New Comedy Pilots
"Mystery Girls," "Work Mom" and "Young & Hungry" are all on tap from the cable channel.

[08/23/13 - 11:38 AM]
OWN's Acclaimed Series "Oprah's Lifeclass" Named Winner of Emmy Award for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience
The Emmy Award for "Oprah's Lifeclass" will be presented at the 65th Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, September 15.

[08/23/13 - 10:53 AM]
Stephen Moyer Cast in NBC's Live Holiday Production of "The Sound of Music"
Moyer will portray decorated World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp, who is the single father of seven children.

[08/23/13 - 10:17 AM]
HGTV Picks Up and Renews a Slate of "Dream Lifestyle" Series for 2014
The network has picked up three travelogue-style series for 2014: "Beachfront Bargain Hunt," "Living Alaska" and "Caribbean Life."

[08/23/13 - 09:48 AM]
"Fashion Police" Presents "Fashion Police: 2013 Video Music Awards" and "Summer Games Spectacular"
Upcoming guests include LaLa Anthony, Leven Rambin, Big Sean, Naya Rivera and Eric Andre.

[08/23/13 - 09:41 AM]
"Ravenswood" to Premiere on ABC Family on October 22
Plus: ABC Family will launch the #RavenswoodReveal challenge during the summer finale episode of "Pretty Little Liars," airing Tuesday, August 27.

[08/23/13 - 09:40 AM]
Timothy Dalton Cast in "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime(R)
Dalton is set to play "Sir Malcolm," a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest.

[08/23/13 - 08:41 AM]
For a Seventh Time in Seven Weeks, "Hollywood Game Night" Ranks #1 in Its Hour in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 22.

[08/23/13 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's Thursday Lineup Posts Across-the-Board Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 22.

[08/23/13 - 08:32 AM]
NBC News Launches #DreamDay - A Social Media Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
The text, photo and video messages can be submitted to NBC News using social media platforms such Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, with the hashtag #DreamDay.

[08/23/13 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Fourth Straight Thursday
"Big Brother" sparks the Eye in both categories last night.

[08/23/13 - 07:04 AM]
Jimmy Fallon to Present Justin Timberlake with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Live During 2013 VMAs
In addition to receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Justin Timberlake is also set to deliver a not-to-miss epic performance during the show.

[08/23/13 - 06:10 AM]
Discovery Networks International and Animal Planet U.S. Uncover "Killer Islands" (WT) in All-New Landmark Series
The six-part series sees Dave Salmoni turn predator-detective as he sets out to solve some of the last big mysteries surrounding the world's most successful natural-born killers.

[08/23/13 - 05:11 AM]
Back in Atlanta with a Brand New Host - "BET Hip Hop Awards 2013" Hosted by Uncle Snoop Premiering Tuesday, October 15 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
"We're going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?!" said Snoop.

[08/23/13 - 03:37 AM]
Discovery Channel U.S. and Discovery Networks International Launch New Global Landmark Development Fund to Kickstart the Next Generation of Global Landmark Series and Events
"This is an exciting challenge for producers to bring us ideas as ambitious and innovative as Planet Earth and North America," said Luis Silberwasser.

[08/22/13 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 22
Updates include: NBC to bring "Reality Bites" to the small screen; "Saturday Night Live" eyes potential featured players; and Jacob Bertrand tapped as lead on two Disney XD pilots.

[08/22/13 - 03:36 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Racks Up Another 10 Million Viewers
Plus: numbers for E!'s "The Soup," OWN's "Love Thy Neighbor" and Syfy's "Joe Rogan Questions Everything."

[08/22/13 - 03:31 PM]
Syfy Unveils Additional Casting for Upcoming Drama Pilot, "High Moon"
Peter Macon, Dana Davis, Jonathan Tucker and Charity Wakefield will join the previously cast Chris Diamantopoulos and Jake Sandvig.

[08/22/13 - 02:37 PM]
"Baby Daddy" Hits 5 Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 21.

[08/22/13 - 02:22 PM]
Syfy's "Ghost Mine" Returns September 4 at 10 PM ET/PT for an All-New Season of Mining for Gold and Ghosts
Plus: look for the "Ghost Mine: Back on the Mountain" special to lead into said premiere at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/22/13 - 01:41 PM]
FOX Sports 1 and MLB Productions Collaborate for "Mission October"
The first of eight episodes will debut Monday, August 26 at 7:30/6:30c on Fox Sports 1.

[08/22/13 - 01:17 PM]
MTV Takes the Summer Concert Scene by Mobile Truck on the "VMA Pop-Up Tour" Presented by Verizon in Celebration of the 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards"
The "VMA Pop-Up Tour" presented by Verizon kicked off on Saturday, August 10 at Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn, NY at the Mad Decent Block Party.

[08/22/13 - 12:50 PM]
"Family Feud" Gets Ready to Kick Off an All New Season! Season Set to Premiere Monday, September 16, 2013
In the all-new season, host Steve Harvey will be joined by some hilarious families, as they compete for the chance to win a bevy of cash prizes.

[08/22/13 - 12:48 PM]
Showtime(R) Releases Official Posters for the Third Season of Its Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-Winning Series "Homeland"
Plus: watch the new "Haunted" trailer for the upcoming season, due Sunday, September 29.

[08/22/13 - 12:04 PM]
New Series "Digfellas" Premieres Wednesday, September 4 with Back-to-Back Episodes at 8:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M. on Travel Channel
In each episode, Bill Ladd and Howard Hewitt investigate, isolate and excavate a history-rich location, in search of precious relics and antiques.

[08/22/13 - 12:01 PM]
ESPN's 2013-14 ACC Men's College Basketball Schedule
The 2013-14 lineup includes the addition of new conference members Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse.

[08/22/13 - 11:57 AM]
Encores of "The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Defeat ABC, CBS Time-Slot Competition in Key Demos for Week of Aug. 12-16
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 12-16.

[08/22/13 - 11:54 AM]
MTV to Air First Look at Exclusive Footage from Summit Entertainment's "Divergent" with an Introduction by Stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James
The highly anticipated film is based on the first book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy written by Veronica Roth.

[08/22/13 - 11:19 AM]
Daniel Is Back with New Episodes of "Tosh.0" Premiering on Comedy Central(R) Tuesday, September 3 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Currently in its fifth season, the new episodes will lead into the second season of "Brickleberry."

[08/22/13 - 10:50 AM]
"Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" from Bravo Media and Magical Elves Wins Emmy(R) Award for Multiplatform Storytelling
On the brink of its third season, "Last Chance Kitchen" brings together two eliminated chef'testants on a digital platform to compete for redemption and a spot in the "Top Chef" finale.

[08/22/13 - 10:47 AM]
Smitten by Kittens? Animal Planet's "Too Cute!" Has Fans Falling for Felines
On Saturday, September 7, the series reveals the fan-favorite feline antics in a countdown of the top-20 most adorable kitten moments.

[08/22/13 - 10:40 AM]
E! Announces New Travel Series "Party On" Taking Viewers to the World's Most Glamorous Destinations and A-List Vacation Hotspots
Jacqueline M. Wood hosts the eight-episode series, which heads to exclusive resorts and gorgeous beaches around the world to soak up the local party scene.

[08/22/13 - 10:34 AM]
Style Media Reveals the 12 Contestants Vying to Be America's Next Trendsetting Designer on "Styled to Rock"
The new series, featuring mentors Pharrell Williams, Erin Wasson and Rihanna's stylist Mel Ottenberg, will premiere Tuesday, November 5 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/22/13 - 10:02 AM]
ABC to Flip "Mistresses" Originals, "Castle" Repeats on Mondays for Remainder of Summer
"Mistresses" will air at 9:00/8:00c followed by "Castle" at 10:00/9:00c going forward.

[08/22/13 - 09:57 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Panelist Lineup for 2013 PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV
CBS's "We Are Men" will kick things off on Friday, September 6 with a panel and screening.

[08/22/13 - 09:48 AM]
Discovery Channel in Development with Lionsgate on Mini-Series "North and South"
The project will be based on the trilogy of "North and South" novels by John Jakes, who mingles the lives of historical personages and strong characters.

[08/22/13 - 09:42 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series Goes Inside the Extreme and Dangerous World of Metal Welders in Alaska
"Alaskan Steel Men," a three-part series, premieres Friday, August 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/13 - 09:40 AM]
Dave Attell Reunites with Comedy Central(R) for Its First Uncensored Late Night Series and a One-Hour Special
The eight episode series and the one-hour stand-up special are executive produced by Attell and 3 Arts and set to premiere in 2014.

[08/22/13 - 09:04 AM]
Queen Latifah to Host New CBS Special "Teach," Friday, Sept. 6
The special captures the essence of what it means to be a teacher through the lens and extensive footage of a year-in-the-life of four public school teachers.

[08/22/13 - 08:42 AM]
New Episodes of CMT's Hit Series "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" Premiere Saturday, August 24 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
This marks the premiere of the first of 11 new episodes, and this time, Dog, Beth and Leland are joined by Leland's 18-year-old son, Dakota, for his very first hunt.

[08/22/13 - 08:41 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks #1 in Its Time Period in Total Viewers and Is the #1 Show of That Night by That Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 21.

[08/22/13 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Rises in Latest FOX Victory
The network wins the demo race while NBC is the most-watched network behind "America's Got Talent."

[08/22/13 - 07:39 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Scores Summer Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 12-16.

[08/22/13 - 07:23 AM]
Get Ready for Some Awk-tober Shenanigans When the Fall Season of MTV's Hit Comedy Series "Awkward" Premieres on Tuesday, October 22 at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The 10 episodes will conclude the second half of its expanded 20-episode third season.

[08/22/13 - 06:03 AM]
MTV Reveals the Contents of the Official 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" Talent Gift Bags
As a tribute to Brooklyn hosting the event, the official talent gift bag will feature a selection of locally based companies and products for attending celebrities to enjoy.







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[09/23/14 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Triumphs Over "Voice," "Gotham" Premieres
The sitcom veteran leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
"Strike Back" Resumes Production in Europe and Asia
The show's fourth and final season of 10 episodes will air on Cinemax and UK partner Sky 1 in 2015.

[09/22/14 - 02:36 PM]
Victoria's Secret Supermodels Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt to Guest Star On "2 Broke Girls," Monday, Dec. 8 on CBS
In the episode, the models rent out Max and Caroline's apartment for a girls' weekend in order to have an authentic Williamsburg experience.

[09/22/14 - 02:24 PM]
CBS to Rebroadcast "Madam Secretary" Premiere This Saturday, September 27 at 8:00/7:00c
The Téa Leoni-led drama launched this past Sunday on the Eye.

[09/22/14 - 02:04 PM]
ESPN to Document Derek Jeter's Final Week in Major League Baseball
Host Karl Ravech, analysts Curt Schilling, Aaron Boone, Mark Mulder and ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian and Keith Law will look back at Jeter's career and accomplishments while examining his rank among all-time Yankees legends.

[09/22/14 - 01:19 PM]
"Peter Pan Live!" Casting News
Taylor Louderman will portray Wendy Darling while Alanna Saunders is set as Tiger Lily.

[09/22/14 - 01:16 PM]
ABC Hosts Their Very First Live Tweepstakes on Thursday, September 25
25 lucky winners will receive their very own #TGIT Survival Kit that includes exclusive "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" content!

[09/22/14 - 01:03 PM]
"Mike & Molly" to Launch in Syndication on FX
The series will join fellow off-network acquisitions "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men."

[09/22/14 - 01:00 PM]
Giant Lava Breathing Tarantulas Attack Los Angeles in New Syfy Original Movie "Lavalantula"
Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, Nia Peeples and Ralph Garman star in the project, due in summer 2015.

[09/22/14 - 11:53 AM]
Disney Consumer Products Extends Epic Storytelling with the Launch of "Star Wars Rebels" Product Assortment
The new Disney XD animated television series debuts October 3 on Disney Channel and continues on Disney XD starting October 13.

[09/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
El Rey Network and Mark Burnett's One Three Media Announce Premiere of "Lucha Underground," Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00 PM ET/PT with a Super Charged Two-Hour Episode
Each week "Lucha Underground" will bring drama, excitement and action to U.S. audiences as the masked heroes and villains battle it out in the ring for wrestling supremacy.

[09/22/14 - 11:11 AM]
Hulu Announces Direct-to-Series Order for "11/22/63," A New Hulu Original Series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Stephen King, Executive Producer/Writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television
Based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by King and published by Scribner, "11/22/63" is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

[09/22/14 - 11:03 AM]
HBO and the American Museum of Natural History Present "Saving My Tomorrow," Starting with a Family Special Debuting Dec. 15, Followed by a Series Beginning on Earth Day, April 22, 2015, Exclusively on HBO
Said effort features the voice talents of Tina Fey, Lennon & Maisy, Ziggy Marley, Susan Sarandon, Liam Neeson, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Willie Nelson.

[09/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
Janel Parrish Stars in the All-New Movie "High School Possession," Premiering Saturday, October 25, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime
Shanley Caswell and Jennifer Stone also star in the project.

[09/22/14 - 10:04 AM]
"Newsreaders" Goes Hard in Season Two - Like, Really Hard
Premiering Thursday, October 23, season two features returning cast members Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Dannah Phirman, and Ray Wise, with new host Alan Tudyk.