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[05/07/14 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 7 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: TBS, TNT pass on remaining pilots; HGTV opts to not move forward with "Flip It Forward"; and Amy Paffrath to host VH1's "Dating Naked."

[05/07/14 - 07:31 PM]
"American Idol XIV" Announces Auditions in 15 Cities Across America
The series begins its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis, MN, on Wednesday, June 18.

[05/07/14 - 04:56 PM]
TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" Brings in Duggar-Sized Ratings
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 04:25 PM]
"Law & Order: SVU" Renewed for 16th Season
The current 15th season of "Law & Order: SVU" is averaging a 2.5 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers overall.

[05/07/14 - 04:24 PM]
TBS Orders New Sitcom "Your Family or Mine," Starring Kyle Howard, Kat Foster, Richard Dreyfuss and JoBeth Williams
Based on an enormously popular Israeli comedy from Keshet International, the series is being executive produced by Greg Malins.

[05/07/14 - 04:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 7 - FOX Passes on Comedy Pilots "Dead Boss," "Fatrick" & "No Place Like Home"
The network's two other comedy pilots - "Cabot College" and "Sober Companion" - still remain in consideration.

[05/07/14 - 04:00 PM]
FOX Cancels Freshman Trio of "Dads," "Enlisted" & "Surviving Jack"
The network has likewise pulled the plug on its new drama "Rake."

[05/07/14 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" #1 on Cable Among Both Persons and Men 25-54
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 03:30 PM]
NBCUniversal Presents Unprecedented Coverage of Premier League's "Championship Sunday" on May 11
NBCUniversal presents the most extensive and comprehensive "Championship Sunday" programming plans ever in the U.S. with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks.

[05/07/14 - 03:05 PM]
Season Two of Lifetime's Mesmerizing Series "Witches of East End" Summoned to Return July 6
Christian Cooke joins the cast as a new series regular this season, airing Sundays at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/07/14 - 02:53 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice," "NCIS" Once Again Top Demos, Viewers
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Alaskan Bush People," USA's "Playing House" and BET's "Comic View."

[05/07/14 - 02:19 PM]
TBS Greenlights "Buzzy's," Workplace Comedy from Creators of "Will & Grace"
Ashley Tisdale, Mike Castle, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Pinkston, Matt Cook and George Wendt star in the project, which has a 10-episode order.

[05/07/14 - 02:00 PM]
Softball: ESPN to Televise Five Conference Championship Games; Entire SEC Tournament
ESPN will televise five conference championship games and the entire SEC tournament between Wednesday, May 7, and Sunday, May 11, while ESPN3 will carry up to an additional 21 conference tournament games.

[05/07/14 - 01:10 PM]
TNT Greenlights Edward Burns' 1960s-Set Police Drama "Public Morals," From Amblin Television and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg
The series centers on New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice threaten to get the better of them.

[05/07/14 - 12:48 PM]
History Goes Full Throttle in New Series "Biker Battleground Phoenix"
The network's latest reality entry will premiere Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/07/14 - 12:40 PM]
Oxygen Media Expands Development Slate with Five Vibrant New Projects Targeting Young Women
Tapping into young, modern woman, the projects include "Sister Witches," focusing on three sisters in their twenties who practice witchcraft.

[05/07/14 - 12:26 PM]
TNT Greenlights Supernatural Drama "Proof," Starring Jennifer Beals
Matthew Modine and Joe Morton also star in the project, from executive producer Kyra Sedgwick.

[05/07/14 - 11:58 AM]
The Hub Network Renews "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" for a Fifth Season
The network has ordered 26 episodes for season five.

[05/07/14 - 11:57 AM]
TBS Greenlights Steve & Nancy Carell's Police Procedural Satire "Angie Tribeca" (working title), Starring Rashida Jones
Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen also star in the 10-episode series.

[05/07/14 - 11:51 AM]
"Key and Peele" Showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel to Head Up TV Land Comedy Pilot "Teachers"
The project revolves around six elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America's youth, but they don't really seem to have their own lives together at all.

[05/07/14 - 11:48 AM]
Formula One Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix, Auctions America from Auburn Highlight More Than 25 Hours of Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBCSN
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Spanish Grand Prix, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett.

[05/07/14 - 11:29 AM]
Production Has Begun on the Starz Original Series "Survivor's Remorse"
The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20's who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team.

[05/07/14 - 11:11 AM]
Terry Crews Named New Host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
In addition, seasoned game show and television producer James Rowley has joined the show as executive producer.

[05/07/14 - 11:03 AM]
Second Annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge to be Played over Four Days this December
The early-season men's basketball event showcasing all 10 Big 12 teams and 10 of the 14 SEC programs will be played over four days from December 3-6.

[05/07/14 - 10:56 AM]
Country Music Superstars Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Debut New Duet Live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards
The two singers the previously announced performers 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic and Pitbull.

[05/07/14 - 10:55 AM]
ABC News Announces the Return of TV's Most Acclaimed Real Life Hospital Series from the Award-Winning Producers of "Hopkins," "Boston Med," and "NY Med"
"NY Med" returns with an eight-part series beginning Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/07/14 - 10:48 AM]
"Fargo's" Live+7 Numbers Are Killer!
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[05/07/14 - 10:32 AM]
Celebrate Mother's Day with TV Land's "The Golden Girls" Marathon!
Tune in for the Mom-athon event this Sunday, May 11 from 7pm-10pm ET/PT.

[05/07/14 - 09:59 AM]
HBO Renews "Vice" for Third and Fourth Seasons
Season three will debut in 2015 with 14 episodes, and season four will debut in 2016.

[05/07/14 - 09:40 AM]
Chris Lambton Takes the Reins on DIY Network's "Yard Crashers" While Matt Blashaw Enjoys a Summer Holiday on HGTV's "Vacation House for Free"
Due to the demanding production schedule that requires Blashaw to be on location for extended periods, DIY Network will temporarily hand over hosting duties to Chris Lambton.

[05/07/14 - 09:39 AM]
Discovery Fit & Health Offers an Intimate Look Into the Mysterious Mind with Annual Psych Week Programming Event, Anchored by the Premiere of "Born Schizoprhenic: Jani and Bodhi's Journey" on May 26
Discovery Fit & Health packs its primetime schedule full of premieres each night of the week with programming that helps raise awareness of mental health.

[05/07/14 - 09:32 AM]
Glimpse Into the Lives of Tiny Creatures in New Discovery Special "Mini Monsters"
Peter Dinklage narrates the two-hour special, premiering Saturday, May 31 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/07/14 - 09:30 AM]
WE tv Responds to the Binge-Viewing Phenomenon with "Law & Order Build-A-Binge," Network Will Turn Itself Over to "Binging" Viewers Every Tuesday Night
This new effort may also expand to other shows on WE tv, including originals like "Braxton Family Values."

[05/07/14 - 09:29 AM]
"Shark Girl" - One-Hour Special to Premiere Sunday, June 15 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel(TM)
Madison Stewart is an inspiring young woman with a passion to protect the creatures most people fear: sharks.

[05/07/14 - 09:24 AM]
IOC Awards Olympic Games Broadcast Rights to NBCUniversal Through to 2032
The agreement from 2021 to 2032 is valued at USD 7.65 billion, plus an additional USD 100 million signing bonus to be used for the promotion of Olympism and the Olympic values between 2015 and 2020.

[05/07/14 - 09:24 AM]
"NCIS" Finishes in Its Closest Competitive Position to "The Voice" in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 09:01 AM]
CMT's Bio-Series "Inside Fame" Returns to Television with the First In-Depth Profile of Superstar Duo and Five-Time "CMT Music Award" Nominees Florida Georgia Line on May 22
The duo skyrocketed to success in 2013, as their chart-topping, Platinum-certified Republic Nashville debut album "Here's to the Good Times" spawned more than 1.8 million copies sold to date and four consecutive #1 hits.

[05/07/14 - 08:49 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Scores Its Top Adults 18-49 Rating Since March 18 and Matches Its Best Rating Since January 7
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 08:34 AM]
ABC's "The Golbergs" Beats Fox's "New Girl" Finale/"Celebrity Wife Swap" Is Up 13% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Both Viewers, Demos Once Again
"NCIS: Los Angeles" is the only one of the Eye's three dramas up week-to-week in adults 18-49.

[05/07/14 - 08:25 AM]
"The Writers' Room" New Air Date & Time - Mondays at 11 PM ET/PT
Said change begins with the "Sons of Anarchy" installment, premiering this Monday, May 12.

[05/07/14 - 08:01 AM]
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Debuting May 31, Brings an All-Star Music Night to HBO
This year's inductees include Nirvana, The E Street Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, KISS, Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham.

[05/07/14 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Sports Brings Together Four of Nation's Most Storied Teams for New College Basketball Showcase
Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA will all participate in the event, debuting at the United Center in Chicago on December 20.

[05/07/14 - 07:48 AM]
TV One to Expand Hit "Diva" Franchise with Launch of New Series "Hollywood Divas"
Elise Neal, Golden Brooks, Paula Jai Parker, Countess Vaughn and Lisa Wu star in the series, which is currently in production in Los Angeles.

[05/07/14 - 07:46 AM]
ESPN's WBC World Heavyweight Championship Fight Coverage: Bermane Stiverne vs. Chris Arreola Live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes on Saturday, May 10
In addition, ESPN's live telecast of the fight on Saturday will include interviews featuring Arreola and Stiverne.

[05/07/14 - 07:13 AM]
Michael Sam to be Honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at "The 2014 ESPYS" on July 16
Currently a 2014 NFL Draft hopeful, Sam would be the first publicly gay player in the National Football League if signed by a team.

[05/07/14 - 06:38 AM]
MTV's "True Life: I'm a Gay Athlete" Explores the Lives of College Athletes Struggling to Find Acceptance in Competitive Sports Tonight at 11:30 PM ET/PT
The episode will provide an inside look at the lives of two college athletes as they are torn between their love of sports and the fear of coming out to their families and teammates about their sexuality.

[05/07/14 - 06:05 AM]
Man's Best Friend Leads One Woman to True Love When Erika Christensen Stars in "My Boyfriends' Dogs" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere September 6
Joyce DeWitt and Teryl Rothery also star in the film, based on the book of the same name by Dandi Daley Mackall.

[05/06/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Samantha Logan to topline ABC Family's "Recovery Road"; "The Mindy Project" to return with reduced episode order; and Comedy Central nabs FX's "Archer" repeats.

[05/06/14 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - FOX Orders 10 More Episodes of Multi-Camera Comedy "Mulaney"
The John Mulaney-led half-hour now has an initial order of 16 episodes at the network.







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[10/25/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Blacklist" Grows by a Season-High 65% in 18-49 Going from Live + Same Day to Live +3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/25/14 - 08:59 AM]
Season Debut of "Grimm" Delivers the Show's Top Rating Since March 21
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/25/14 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Once Again Pushes FOX in Front
Said coverage bumps ABC and CBS to second place in adults 18-49 and total viewers, respectively.

[10/25/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC Beats NBC's Friday Debuts - "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Rank as Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/24/14 - 08:36 PM]
Video: "Empire" - The Sexy, New Powerful Drama Coming to FOX in January 2015
Watch the new promo that just debuted following tonight's World Series coverage on the network.

[10/24/14 - 08:02 PM]
ABC Cancels "Manhattan Love Story"
The previously announced special "The Great Christmas Light Fight" will fill its time period this coming Tuesday while a full hour of "Selfie" has been booked for November 4.

[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Social Platforms to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Janel Parrish's "Pretty Little Liars"-Themed Dance
The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Marvel's Agent Carter" Rounds Out Cast with Lyndsy Fonseca
She'll play an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York, who will befriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.