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[05/19/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 19
Updates include: Glen Mazzara brings "Damien" to Lifetime; Lisa Cholodenko to helm NBC's "The Slap"; and ABC Family's "Stitchers" casts pair of newcomers.

[05/19/14 - 11:01 PM]
RuPaul Crowns Winner of Logo TV's "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Following the televised reveal, last season's winner, Jinkx Monsoon, was on hand to pass down the crown in front of a capacity crowd at The Tropicana Las Vegas' Havana Room.

[05/19/14 - 05:14 PM]
Video: New Promo Videos for the Upcoming Drama Series "The Strain"
Check out five new teases for FX's new drama, premiering Sunday, July 13.

[05/19/14 - 02:26 PM]
Veteran Actors Courtney B. Vance and Rene Auberjonois Join Season Two of "Masters of Sex" on Showtime(R)
Vance will recur in the guest starring role of Dr. Hendricks, the head of an African-American hospital in St. Louis whose goal is to racially integrate his hospital.

[05/19/14 - 02:16 PM]
Science Channel to Highlight Earthly Oddities in the All-New Series, "World's Strangest"
The eight-episode series bows Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[05/19/14 - 02:09 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Shark Tank" Wraps Season on Top in Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Sons of Guns," TLC's "I Found the Gown" and Animal Planet's "Tanked."

[05/19/14 - 01:27 PM]
E!'s All-New Reality Movie Event "Men of the Strip," Chronicling the Making of Sin City's Newest Male Revue, Premieres Sunday, June 1 at 10PM ET/PT
The two-hour special was previously slated to premiere on Monday, May 26.

[05/19/14 - 01:12 PM]
Chiller Unviels Short Films in Next "Chilling Visions" Installment
The project follows 2013's inaugural installment, "5 Senses of Fear," which included a film by critically-acclaimed young director Emily Hagins.

[05/19/14 - 12:54 PM]
"The View's" Farewell to Barbara Walters Delivers 5.2 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as the Show's #4 Broadcast of All Time
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 16.

[05/19/14 - 12:43 PM]
@ESPNTennis at the French Open: Live Matches Start Sunday, May 25
ESPN2 and ESPN3 will begin at 5 a.m. ET most days on weekdays through Thursday, June 5, culminating with the women's semifinals.

[05/19/14 - 12:21 PM]
"Game of Thrones" Triumphs with Another Series High; "Veep" Voted to Season High; and "Silicon Valley" and "John Oliver" Remain Strong
HBO spins the numbers for Sunday, May 18.

[05/19/14 - 12:12 PM]
E! Returns with Season Three of "Total Divas" Sunday, September 7th at 9PM ET/PT
In addition, WWE Diva Rosa Mendes(TM) joins the cast, as the fiery Latina who has been around WWE for years has finally found herself in the limelight.

[05/19/14 - 12:05 PM]
"The Half Hour" Is Back! The Comedy Central(R) Stand-Up Series Returns to Boston for a Third Season Premiering Friday, June 6 at Midnight ET/PT and 12:30 A.M. ET/PT
Chris Distefano and Michael Che are featured in the season's opening installments.

[05/19/14 - 12:05 PM]
Carrie Underwood Honors Military Servicemen and Women with Song Written Specifically for "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops"
The two-hour special premieres this Tuesday, Tuesday, May 20 at 9:00/8:00c on CBS.

[05/19/14 - 11:19 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "The Goldbergs" Emerges as the Week's # 1 Freshman Sitcom
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 30-May 2.

[05/19/14 - 11:17 AM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" to Cast a Line for Seventh Season in 2015
The announcement was made at the conclusion of last night's episode of "Bone Crusher," which kicked off the network's third annual "Monster Week."

[05/19/14 - 11:00 AM]
Wanda Sykes, Howie Mandel, Amy Schumer and Other Surprise Guests to Mentor on New Season of "Last Comic Standing," Premiering May 22 on NBC
Also appearing will be Gilbert Gottfried, Cheryl Hines and Jeff Ross, plus other top comedians in surprise appearances.

[05/19/14 - 10:57 AM]
X-Men Take Over FX on "X-Men Takeover Thursday"
Fans will have an opportunity to "sharpen" their knowledge of mutant history re-watching these X-Men favorites.

[05/19/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces the Five Finalists in "Live's Top Fitness Instructor" Contest
After the last finalist has been showcased, "Live's" viewers will vote on the show's website (LiveKellyAndMichael.com) for an overall grand prize winner who will receive $10,000 in cash.

[05/19/14 - 10:32 AM]
AMC Announces Multi-Platform Full-Episode Sneak Preview of Its Newest Drama, "Halt and Catch Fire"
The preview will be the first-ever television series premiere on Tumblr, and the first time AMC has partnered with a social media platform to premiere a new show.

[05/19/14 - 09:42 AM]
History Presents Brand New Series "The Hunt" - Narrated by Metallica's James Hetfield
The eight-episode series - premiering Sunday, June 8 at 10:00/9:00c - documents one of the most dangerous pursuits known to man.

[05/19/14 - 08:43 AM]
National Geographic Channel to Debut "Reel Talk Live" - Network's First Live Talk Show
The premiere installment will follow the heart-pounding "Wicked Tuna" season three finale on Sunday, June 8.

[05/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dominates Demos with "Billboard Music Awards"
The Alphabet's annual telecast grows nearly one million viewers from last year.

[05/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The Women of SNL" Builds on Its Lead-In by 100% in Adults 18-49 and 45% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 18.

[05/19/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Billboard Music Awards" Scores Most-Watched Telecast in 13 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 18.

[05/19/14 - 07:53 AM]
SundanceTV Greenlights Second Season of Non-Fiction Original Series "Dream School"
David Chang, Johnny Weir, Cliff Dorfman, Alvin Hall and Gloria Allred are among those featured in the new season.

[05/19/14 - 07:47 AM]
New State-of-the-Art Home for "SportsCenter" - Unparalleled Media Center Comes On Line in June
The new studio can accommodate "SportsCenter's" expansion to 18 live hours a day.

[05/19/14 - 07:19 AM]
Third-Highest Rated NBA Conference Finals Game One Ever on ESPN Family of Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, May 18.

[05/19/14 - 03:01 AM]
Reelz Announces Summer Lineup Packed with New and Returning Original Series
The network's newcomers include "Mansion Hunters", "Celebrity Damage Control" and "Celebrity Legacies."

[05/18/14 - 02:27 PM]
AT&T to Acquire DirecTV - Creates Content Distribution Leader Across Mobile, Video & Broadband Platforms
The transaction combines complementary strengths to create a unique new competitor with unprecedented capabilities in mobility, video and broadband services.

[05/18/14 - 09:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops the Night with "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery"
The Peacock wins the final Saturday of the May sweeps period among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/18/14 - 09:21 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Andy Samberg, Is the #1 Telecast of the Night in Metered-Market Households and in 18-49 in the Local People Meters
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 17.

[05/17/14 - 09:14 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its Highest Rating Since April 4 and Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since March 21
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 16.

[05/17/14 - 08:53 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Finale Paves the Way for ABC Victory
The Alphabet's "Barbara Walters: Her Story" is also the night's most-watched program.

[05/17/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins Season's Final Friday - "Barbara Walters: Her Story" Is Top Show with a 2-Year High for ABC in the Time Period
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 16.

[05/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
Mark Jackson Returns to ESPN with New Multi-year Deal
Jackson will re-join his former booth-mates - play-by-play commentator Mike Breen and analyst Jeff Van Gundy - during the Eastern Conference Finals.

[05/16/14 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 16
Updates include: OWN puts its Michael Sam docu-series on hold; Michael Weatherly to continue on "NCIS" for two more years; and Michael Malarkey named latest "Vampire Diaries" regular.

[05/16/14 - 02:18 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Theory" Goes Out with a Bang for CBS
Plus: numbers for Food Network's "Food Court Wars," truTV's "The Carbonaro Effect" and WE tv's "Mary Mary."

[05/16/14 - 12:01 PM]
Jay Leno Guest Stars in "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer," Premiering Monday, June 9 on Disney XD
The episode ushers in several new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series airing throughout the summer.

[05/16/14 - 11:51 AM]
Final Stage of 2014 Amgen Tour of California Live on NBC This Sunday at 1 PM ET
2012 Tour de France and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) looks to hold on to his overall lead heading into this afternoon's stage from Santa Clarita to Mountain High.

[05/16/14 - 11:49 AM]
FX and FXX Set Summer Premiere Dates for Original Series
Highlights include the launch of new drama "The Strain" on Sunday, July 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/16/14 - 11:07 AM]
truTV's "The Carbonaro Effect(TM)" Launches with 1.2 Million Viewers, Scoring Solid Growth Over Lead-In and Timeslot Average
truTV spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/14 - 11:06 AM]
"Fashion Police" Continues 'Spring Fever' Month with Some Seriously Sassy Shows Through the End of May
Upcoming episodes include "Fashion Police: Billboard Music Awards(R)" on Monday, May 19 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/16/14 - 10:36 AM]
Spike TV Announces Blockbuster Lineup for "Guys Choice 2014"
The unfiltered, unpredictable and can't-miss event for Hollywood's elite, will tape Saturday, June 7 at Sony Pictures Studios and premieres Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/16/14 - 10:36 AM]
AMC Greenlights Three New Unscripted Series
Plus: in August, the network will premiere its next unscripted series, "4th and Loud" - focused on the inaugural season of the L.A. KISS arena football league team, featuring co-owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame.

[05/16/14 - 10:00 AM]
Original Drama Series "The Knick" Will Launch Its Ten-Episode Season Friday, Aug. 8, Exclusively on Cinemax
Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) winner Steven Soderbergh directs Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) nominee Clive Owen in the entire season of the show.

[05/16/14 - 09:18 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Delivers Its Most-Watched Season Finale
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/14 - 09:04 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Upcoming Los Angeles Summer Public Programs, Including Exclusive TV Premieres and Special Reunion Events
Highlights include "The Bridge: Season Two Premiere Screening & Panel" on Tuesday, June 24.

[05/16/14 - 09:02 AM]
Josh Groban to Host with Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris as the Panel of Experts on the Next Evolution of Live Television -- ABC's "Rising Star"
Groban, Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris will appear together for the first time on The 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18 on ABC, with Ludacris hosting the BBMA festivities.

[05/16/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since February 27 and Deliveres Its Biggest Overall Audience Since March 27
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.







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[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
"The Eric Andre Show" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Eric and his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress are here to subject A-list stars to a hellish and inescapable nightmare talk show experience.

[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
NBC Posts Record-Setting Soccer Weekend with Most-Watched Premier League & MLS Matches
NBC spins the numbers for the weekend of October 25-26.