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[05/01/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 1
Updates include: Queen Latifah to play Bessie Smith for HBO; ABC Family's "Unstrung" casts first pair; and Marcella Plunkett is set for two roles in FX's "How and Why."

[05/01/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 1
Next week, we celebrate the agony and the ecstasy of music's greatest theme as the final four take to the stage in the "Love: Break-ups and Make-ups"-themed performance show.

[05/01/14 - 04:55 PM]
Lifetime's "Bring It!" Reaches Series Highs in Spring Finale
Lifetime spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 30.

[05/01/14 - 03:01 PM]
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Up 57% Through First Round - Viewership for NBC Games Up 39%; NBCSN Up 35%
NBC spins the numbers for its post-season NHL coverage to date this year.

[05/01/14 - 02:52 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Criminal Minds," "Modern Family" Top Charts Once Again
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Marooned," Comedy Central's "TripTank" and Lifetime's "Bring It!"

[05/01/14 - 02:32 PM]
VH1 + Republic Records Partner to "Make a Band Famous" with 24 Hour Livestream Starting June 11th at 8 PM ET on VH1.com + the VH1 App
The entire 24-hour livestream will be hosted by All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter.

[05/01/14 - 02:06 PM]
EPIX Presents: "David Ortiz in the Moment" - Exclusive Look at the Life of Boston Red Sox Star "Big Papi"
The special, produced by Relativity Sports in conjunction with Major League Baseball Productions, premieres Thursday, July 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/01/14 - 01:40 PM]
NBCUniversal Surrounds the Kentucky Derby
The networks of NBCUniversal detail their plans leading up to Saturday's annual event.

[05/01/14 - 01:34 PM]
TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" Renewed for Season Six
The announcement was made during rehearsal for the series' upcoming landmark 100th episode, entitled "Win Win," which tapes this Friday, May 2.

[05/01/14 - 01:14 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Features Exciting Welterweight Bout at UFC(R) Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva
In the evening's main event, Brown puts his six-fight win streak on the line against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace, Silva, in a bout that UFC on FOX analyst Kenny Florian says features two dangerous finishers.

[05/01/14 - 01:03 PM]
"ACC/Big Ten Challenge" Expands to 14 Matchups this December
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the three-day event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioners Cup.

[05/01/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Nightline" Is #1 Show in Time Period for Second Week in a Row - Wins Week in Total Viewers Last 3 of 4 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 21-25.

[05/01/14 - 11:33 AM]
Batter Up! CBS Sports Network Signs Agreement with Minor League Baseball for 2014 Season
The schedule features games from the MiLB- affiliated leagues including Triple-A(R) Baseball, and also allows for the opportunity to flex games based on possible appearances by Major League Baseball stars.

[05/01/14 - 11:28 AM]
Cleveland Kidnap Survivor Michelle Knight Speaks Out to Savannah Guthrie in Her First Primetime TV Interview
The interview will air Sunday, May 4 at 8:00/7:00c on NBC's "Dateline."

[05/01/14 - 11:27 AM]
A&E's "Bates Motel" Wraps Season 2 with Live "After Hours" Special Event
Dave Holmes hosts the special, immediately following Monday's season two finale.

[05/01/14 - 11:14 AM]
Discovery's "#BikerLive" Takes Motorcylces from Streets to Tweets
Hosted by Discovery's Christo Doyle, the series invites viewers to put the pedal to the metal, harnessing the power of Twitter, to vote on America's best motorcycles.

[05/01/14 - 10:59 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Dominates the Late-Night Week of April 21-25, Up +36% vs. "Tonight's" Year-Ago Week in 18-49
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 21-25.

[05/01/14 - 10:02 AM]
ESPN's Presentation of the 2014 NFL Draft - Limited Commercial Interruption in First Hour of Round 1 for Third Straight Year
Look for 42.5 hours of original NFL Draft-related programming from May 5-11, including 16 hours of the live NFL Draft telecast.

[05/01/14 - 09:58 AM]
CBS Sweeps Nominations for "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy(R) Awards"
CBS swept the Daytime Emmy Nominations today with 60 nods.

[05/01/14 - 09:53 AM]
New TLC Spinoff Series "Return to Amish" Premieres on Sunday, June 1
The two-hour premiere kicks off a seven-episode run that follows Abe, Rebecca, Sabrina, Jeremiah, and Kate as they continue to acclimate to their new lives while still applying certain Amish traditions to major life events.

[05/01/14 - 09:48 AM]
Spike's First Food Series "Frankenfood" Premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Each episode features the best and worst local amateur food innovators competing head-to-head in order to get their unexpected food concoctions onto the menu of a popular local restaurant.

[05/01/14 - 09:41 AM]
"Survivor" and "Criminal Minds" Sweep Time Periods
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 30.

[05/01/14 - 09:25 AM]
24 Daytime Emmy(R) Award Honors for Hub Network, Most Ever After Just 3-1/2 Years on Air
In addition to receiving the second most nominations of any kids network, The Hub was the sixth most nominated network overall in comparison to all networks nominated.

[05/01/14 - 09:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Power CBS to Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" posts gains for the Eye among adults 18-49.

[05/01/14 - 09:16 AM]
Adult Swim Orders New Season of "Childrens Hospital" - STAT!
Shooting in Los Angeles this summer, the new season will premiere in 2015 on Adult Swim.

[05/01/14 - 09:14 AM]
All 14 SEC Football Teams to Play on the SEC Network in First Four Weeks of the Season
In addition, eight SEC schools will open their 2014 seasons on the network, including the defending SEC Champion, Auburn, and Arkansas.

[05/01/14 - 09:13 AM]
Cox Customers Can Now Access SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) On Computers, Tablets, Phones And Streaming Devices
Customers can sign in with their Cox user ID and password to access their SHOWTIME subscription on the SHOWTIME ANYTIME website and mobile apps.

[05/01/14 - 08:53 AM]
Bellator and Spike Announce Extensive Shoulder Programming Leading Up to Bellator 120, Live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, May 17th
"Unfinished Business: Alvarez vs. Chandler III" will premiere on Wednesday, May 14th and will feature a closer look at the greatest trilogy in MMA as both fighters.

[05/01/14 - 08:26 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Is Currently Scoring Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since February 26
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 30.

[05/01/14 - 08:17 AM]
Nickelodeon's "AwesomenessTV" Returns!
The show's second season kicks off this Monday, May 5 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[05/01/14 - 08:16 AM]
"Modern Family" Is Wednesday's No. 1 TV Show for Its 7th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 30.

[05/01/14 - 06:20 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Daytime Series "Home & Family" Is Nominated for a Second Consecutive Daytime Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Program
"Home & Family" is a two-hour weekday lifestyle and ultimate how-to show that emanates from a 2,800 square foot working home on the Universal Studios backlot.

[05/01/14 - 06:03 AM]
Robert Wagner and Jill St. John Are Cast as Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus in "Northpole," Hallmark Channel's Highly Anticipated Original Holiday Movie World Premiere November 15
Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles and Candice Glover also star in the project, the first full-length movie that Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Cards, Inc. have created together.

[04/30/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 30
Updates include: Michael McKean joins AMC's "Better Call Saul"; Terry Crews tapped as new host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"; and Zoe Jarman to depart FOX's "The Mindy Project."

[04/30/14 - 03:58 PM]
Nation's Top Firehouse Dog to Appear on NBC's "Chicago Fire" May 6
In October 2013, Smokey was named the winner of the "Chicago Fire" Top Dog Competition on NBC's "Today," following a nationwide vote on Today.com.

[04/30/14 - 02:44 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demo Race, "NCIS" Leads Total Viewers
Plus: numbers for USA's "Playing House," Lifetime's "True Tori" and MTV's "Faking It."

[04/30/14 - 01:32 PM]
Florida Georgia Line to Perform at 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Florida Georgia Line is a finalist in four categories, including Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Country Song.

[04/30/14 - 01:04 PM]
History Greenlights 10 Episodes of "Pawnography"
The half-hour game show will be taped in front of a live studio audience and production on the series is slated to begin this May in Las Vegas.

[04/30/14 - 01:03 PM]
"Baseball Tonight" Hits the Green Carpet for Hollywood Premiere of Disney's "Million Dollar Arm"
Karl Ravech will serve as host alongside ESPN analyst and Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian.

[04/30/14 - 01:02 PM]
Jerrod Carmichael to Headline His First Stand-Up Comedy Special for HBO, To Be Taped Next Month, With Spike Lee Directing, Produced by Funny or Die
Scheduled to debut later this year, the special will be taped at The Comedy Store in Hollywood on May 7.

[04/30/14 - 12:40 PM]
The Players Championship - A Special Week on Golf Channel and NBC
The Players Championship will offer marquee viewing on Golf Channel and NBC with nearly 100 hours of combined live coverage during tournament week, May 5-11.

[04/30/14 - 12:39 PM]
Syfy Digital Announces New Transmedia Storytelling Initiatives Across Social, Second Screen and Digital Experiences
Syfy also announced its first original digital comedy series "Underlings," a workplace comedy that brings viewers inside a criminal organization.

[04/30/14 - 12:31 PM]
Syfy Announces Diverse New Unscripted Reality Slate - Docuseries About Billionaires, Horror Houses, Pyrotechnics and Confronting the Apocalypse
The seven projects include docuseries about family run horror houses and a special effects pyrotechnics company.

[04/30/14 - 12:27 PM]
Syfy to Develop Frank Miller's Comic Book Series "Ronin" and Jonathan Hickman's Graphic Novel "Pax Romana" as Miniseries
Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are penning the latter project, with Hickman himself serving as a co-executive producer.

[04/30/14 - 12:27 PM]
"Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed" Is Comedy Central's Most-Watched Stand-Up Special Since April 2013
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Sunday, April 27.

[04/30/14 - 12:23 PM]
Syfy Announces New Scripted Development Slate Featuring Adaptations of Graphic Novels "Clone" and "Letter 44," And Book Series "The Magicians"
Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and Jonathan Mostow are among the featured auspices.

[04/30/14 - 12:18 PM]
Syfy Announces New Comedic Docuseries "Town of the Living Dead" - Premieres Tuesday, October 7 at 10PM
The project follows a small Alabama town trying to complete their own independent zombie movie - which has been six years in the making.

[04/30/14 - 12:12 PM]
Syfy Continues Expansion of Original Drama Programming with New Space Adventure Drama Series "Killjoys"
The project comes from producers of "Orphan Black" (Temple Street Productions) and the creator of "Lost Girl" (Michelle Lovretta).

[04/30/14 - 12:05 PM]
Another City Will Face Total Destruction When "Sharknado 3" Premieres on Syfy in Summer 2015
This latest installment in the global pop culture sensation will once again be produced by The Asylum.

[04/30/14 - 11:16 AM]
Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") Will Star in New Syfy Original Event Series "Ascension"
Helfer will play the beautiful, manipulative and dangerous "Viondra Denniger."







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[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
"It's hard to be shocked in my line of work, but I'm continually amazed at how revealing the contestants on the show have been," says Springer.

[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
Nominations can be submitted by one of the FWI's partnering organizations or through submission by talent agents and management companies.

[09/16/14 - 01:20 PM]
Equestrian Coverage on NBCSN Highlighted by Central Park Grand Prix Live Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7 PM ET
The event features some of the world's top show jumpers including U.S. Champion Kent Farrington and Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut in a $200,000 FEI world ranking class.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:37 PM]
Mark Feuerstein Joins "Nurse Jackie"
He will play Barry Wolfe, a high-powered, cutthroat lawyer who will represent Jackie as she pieces her life back together following her arrest last season.

[09/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
"Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak" to Simulcast On Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health Thursday Sept. 18 at 10PM
The one-hour premiere special is a comprehensive look into the history, containment, and medical implications of this highly infectious disease.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 10:31 AM]
Famed Wire Walker Nik Wallenda to Attempt His Most Challenging Tightrope Walk Yet Over the Chicago Skyline Untethered
"Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda" will air live around the world in over 220 countries beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, Sunday, November 2 on the Discovery Channel.

[09/16/14 - 10:18 AM]
Spike TV Travels the Infamous Silk Road to Develop New Drama, "Deep Web," From Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman's Flying Studio Pictures
The project is the incredible saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything - from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.

[09/16/14 - 10:13 AM]
CMT Heads Back to the Bayou This Fall with the Return of "Swamp Pawn" and "Swamp Hunters" Beginning Saturday, October 11 at 9 PM, ET/PT
A special crossover episode of the two series will premiere Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[09/16/14 - 09:53 AM]
Video: Tuesday's Are Getting a Little Happier When MTV's New Series "Happyland" Premieres on September 30 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
The project is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers.