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[05/08/14 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: USA passes on its three remaining pilots; AMC's "Better Call Saul" adds trio; and Dan Goor, Jenna Bans, Patrick Massett and John Zinman all ink overall deals.

[05/08/14 - 10:01 PM]
Reports: ABC Renews "The Middle"; Cancels "Mixology," "Trophy Wife"
Frankie Shaw and Marcia Gay Harden broke the news about their respective series earlier this evening.

[05/08/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 8
With only two performance shows left in the season, tune in next week to catch a very special 500th episode on Wednesday, May 14.

[05/08/14 - 08:06 PM]
"Modern Family" Rounds Out ABC's Renewals for Tonight
The Emmy-winning comedy will not surprisingly be back for a sixth season.

[05/08/14 - 07:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - ABC Continues Series Orders with Quartet
Newly on tap are dramas "Agent Carter" and "Forever" plus comedies "Manhattan Love Story" and "Selfie."

[05/08/14 - 07:42 PM]
"The Goldbergs," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Join ABC's Growing List of Renewals
The Alphabet continues its renewal binge for the 2014-15 season.

[05/08/14 - 07:20 PM]
"Grey's Anatomy," "Revenge" & "Scandal" Also Renewed by ABC
Said trio joins the just announced "Castle," "Once Upon a Time" and "Resurrection."

[05/08/14 - 07:10 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - Three Dramas, Two Comedies Kick Off ABC's Series Orders
Dramas "American Crime," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "The Whispers" are on tap, as are comedies "Black-ish" and "Galavant."

[05/08/14 - 07:05 PM]
ABC Renews "Castle," "Once Upon a Time" & "Resurrection"
Said pickups mark the Alphabet's first scripted renewals for the 2014-15 season.

[05/08/14 - 03:05 PM]
Barbara Walters Says Goodbye to Daily Television with Her Final Co-Host Appearance on "The View," Friday, May 16
Highlights include exclusive sneak peeks at the ABC primetime special "Barbara Walters: Her Story," airing Friday, May 16.

[05/08/14 - 03:01 PM]
Lorde to Perform New Single "Tennis Court" on 2014 Billboard Music Awards
She joins the previously announced 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull and Ricky Martin.

[05/08/14 - 02:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Criminal Minds," "Modern Family" Hold Onto Top Spots
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Hollywood Exes," Investigation Discovery's "Most Infamous" and MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show."

[05/08/14 - 02:02 PM]
Nickelodeon Orders a Second Season of Hit Animated Series "Breadwinners"
The series will make its season one debut on the network's international channels this fall.

[05/08/14 - 01:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - "A to Z" Joins New Comedy Roster at NBC
Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti play a pair that almost wasn't - and all that happened from the day they met.

[05/08/14 - 01:10 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - "The Mysteries of Laura" Also Heads to Series at NBC
Debra Messing stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her "Columbo" day job with a crazy family life.

[05/08/14 - 01:00 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - "Constantine" Conjures Up Series Order at NBC
Matt Ryan stars in the project, based on the comic book series "Hellblazer" from DC Comics.

[05/08/14 - 12:10 PM]
El Rey Network Reveals Tuesday, July 15 at 9 PM ET/PT Premiere Date for Second-Original Scripted Series, "Matador"
The series chronicles the unlikely rise of Tony "Matador" Bravo (Gabriel Luna), a popular soccer star who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it.

[05/08/14 - 12:10 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - The CW Passes on "Identity," "Supernatural: Bloodlines"
Said duo didn't make the cut for The CW's 2014-15 season roster.

[05/08/14 - 12:05 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - The CW Picks Up Quartet of New Dramas
"The Flash," "iZOMBIE," "Jane the Virgin" and "The Messengers" are all on tap from the netlet next season.

[05/08/14 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders "K.C. Undercover," a New Family Comedy Series Starring Teen Superstar Zendaya
Kadeem Hardison, Tammy Townsend, Kamil McFadden and Veronica Dunne also star in the series, due in early 2015.

[05/08/14 - 12:00 PM]
The CW Renews "The 100," "Beauty and the Beast" & "Hart of Dixie"
"The Carrie Diaries," "Star-Crossed" and "The Tomorrow People" however won't be back.

[05/08/14 - 11:48 AM]
Destination America Makes a Splash This Summer with the Premiere of "Buying the Beach!"
The series bows on Monday, June 2 with back-to-back episodes starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/08/14 - 11:44 AM]
NBC Sports Group to Air Live Daily Coverage of 2014 Amgen Tour of California May 11-18
128 cyclists compete in the eight-day, more than 720-mile race, divided into 16 squads, nine of which are registered UCI Pro teams, cycling's top-tier competitors.

[05/08/14 - 11:32 AM]
E! and Diane Von Furstenberg Partner for New Series on the Search for Iconic Fashion House's First Ever Global Brand Ambassador
"The DVF Project" grants viewers exclusive access inside Diane von Furstenberg's stylish world, showcasing the unique skill set, intelligence and utter devotion it takes to become a DVF girl.

[05/08/14 - 11:29 AM]
Discovery Channel Ventures Into the Perilous World of Kodiak Island, Alaska in New Series "Kodiak"
The four-part series launches Wednesday May 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/08/14 - 11:21 AM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Deliver Five-Week Highs in Adults 18-49 for Week of April 28-May 2
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 28-May 2.

[05/08/14 - 11:16 AM]
TLC Heads Back South for Wedding Season with All-New Episodes of "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta"
With back-to-back premiere episodes on Friday, June 6, the upcoming season features a new batch of southern brides-to-be as they visit Bridals by Lori in search of their dream dress.

[05/08/14 - 11:03 AM]
FYI(TM) Sources Inspiration from Pinterest for New Original Series "We're Moving In" (Working Title)
The television series is among the first to integrate creative direction from Pinterest, and will offer audience engagement beyond the linear viewing experience.

[05/08/14 - 10:08 AM]
TVGN to Air Mid-Season Catch-Up Marathon of The CW's "Beauty & The Beast"
Fans can catch-up on the first four episodes of season two this Sunday, May 11 from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, ET/PT.

[05/08/14 - 10:02 AM]
A&E Network Expands Industry-Leading Original Non-Fiction Programming Slate
New series include "Dogs of War," "Godfather of Pittsburgh," "Love Prison" and "Lone Star Lady."

[05/08/14 - 10:01 AM]
Katt Williams Returns to HBO for a New Stand-Up Comedy Special Taping May 17, With Spike Lee Directing
To be taped at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California May 17, the exclusive hour-long presentation will be directed by Spike Lee and debut later this year.

[05/08/14 - 09:55 AM]
CBS Sweeps Every Hour on Wednesday in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 7.

[05/08/14 - 09:38 AM]
Lifetime Adapts Highly Acclaimed Best-Selling Novel, "The Red Tent," Into Two-Night Miniseries with All-Star Cast
Airing over two nights later this year, the all-star cast includes Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson, Iain Glen, Will Tudor and Debra Winger.

[05/08/14 - 09:33 AM]
Starz to Premiere "Outlander" Saturday, August 9th at 9PM ET/PT
The sixteen-episode first season is currently shooting on location in Scotland.

[05/08/14 - 09:06 AM]
USA Network Announces Cast-Contingent Pilot Pick-Up for the Drama Series "Stanistan"
Plus: the network has commissioned the comedy pilot presentation "Difficult People," starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner.

[05/08/14 - 08:48 AM]
PBS Announces New Fall Season Lineup
Highlights include the premiere of Ken Burns's seven-part series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."

[05/08/14 - 08:48 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Takes Viewers Into the "Back of the Shop"
The project is a weekly half-hour series featuring some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment in a relaxed, casual and, until now, private atmosphere.

[05/08/14 - 08:44 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Ranks #2 in Its Time Period in Most Key Measures and Is #1 in Adults, Men and Women 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 7.

[05/08/14 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Onto Top Spot with Gains
"Survivor," "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" are all up from last week's numbers among adults 18-49.

[05/08/14 - 08:25 AM]
Jessica Alba, Melissa Joan Hart, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Caroline Rhea Join NickMom to Celebrate Mother's Day During "Take Me to Your Mother" Premiere Week May 5-9
The premiere week will also feature star Andrea Rosen chatting about parenting with a wide cross-section of moms - from biker moms and musical moms, to risk-taking moms and moms who live off the land.

[05/08/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Wednesday's #1 TV Show for Its 8th Consecutive Original in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 7.

[05/08/14 - 08:06 AM]
Meet the 12 Ladies Competing for Prince Charming on "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'"
FOX's latest reality entry premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/08/14 - 07:50 AM]
Showtime(R) Docu-Series "Years of Living Dangerously" Moves to New Time Slot on Monday Nights
The groundbreaking documentary event series moves to a new time slot on Monday nights beginning this Monday, May 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/08/14 - 07:43 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows by Double-Digits to Its Best Week Since Mid-March in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 28-May 2.

[05/08/14 - 07:31 AM]
NBC Sports Group Tackles 2014 NFL Draft
Co-hosts Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias will be joined by NFL analysts and former players Shaun King, Ross Tucker and Jon Ritchie to preview and break down each pick.

[05/08/14 - 07:08 AM]
Damian Lewis Joins the Cast of Epic "Masterpiece" on PBS Drama "Wolf Hall"
He will play Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in the much anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels which has begun filming.

[05/08/14 - 03:01 AM]
Watch Michael Jackson Make Television History on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards! Don't Miss This Once in a Lifetime Moment!
The Michael Jackson world premiere at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards follows in the footsteps (or dance steps!) of Michael's most wonderful television moments.

[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.







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[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 05:41 PM]
NBC Shuffles Its Friday Lineup; "Constantine" to Open Night
Beginning January 16, look for "Constantine" at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Grimm" at 9:00/8:00c and "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.