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[06/18/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 18
Updates include: Martin Sheen joins Netflix's "Grace & Frankie"; Jennie Jacques boards History's "Vikings"; and Manolo Cardona lands role in Netflix's "Narcos."

[06/18/14 - 03:50 PM]
Video: Even Villians Have a Home in... "Gotham"
Check out the latest tease for the FOX's new drama, premiering this fall.

[06/18/14 - 03:49 PM]
El Rey Network's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Original, "Matador," Casts Christopher Cousins, Margot Bingham and Eve Torres in Recurring Roles
The 13-episode series, from award-winning writer/producer Roberto Orci, is the second scripted original to air on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's English-language entertainment network.

[06/18/14 - 03:07 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "America's Got Talent" Claims Top Spots
Plus: numbers for USA's "Playing House," MTV's "Awkward" and TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles."

[06/18/14 - 12:02 PM]
Showtime(R) to Load in "Roadies"
Cameron Crowe is behind the project, which is also executive produced by Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams.

[06/18/14 - 11:58 AM]
"Big Brother" to Debut Its Most "Twisted" Season Ever!
In the first twist, two Houseguests will win the coveted role of "Head of Household" (HOH) each week, which still comes with special privileges, including a separate suite inside the house.

[06/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
Video: TNT Unleashes New "Legends" Trailer
Featuring never-before-seen footage, the two-minute trailer provides the deepest look yet at the intense drama, premiering Wednesday, August 13.

[06/18/14 - 11:31 AM]
ABC's Hit Series "Extreme Weight Loss" Is Picked Up for a Fifth Season
In Season 5, there will also be three special editions, "Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can't Weight," in which Chris & Heidi Powell will help three couples get in shape - both physically and emotionally - for each of their weddings.

[06/18/14 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Family to Launch "Mystery Girls" with Post-Pilot Episode on Wednesday, June 25
The original premiere episode will instead air on Wednesday, July 16.

[06/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
History(R) Announces Additional Casting for Season Three of Hit Drama Series "Vikings"
Lothaire Bluteau, Kevin Durand and Morgane Polanski will join the previously announced Ben Robson.

[06/18/14 - 10:54 AM]
New Series "Going Deep with David Rees" Teaches Viewers How to Perfect Everyday Skills, Premieres July 14, 10 PM
In National Geographic Channel's new 10-part series, viewers will discover that when it comes to everyday activities and simple tasks, there's more than meets the eye.

[06/18/14 - 10:05 AM]
Celebrate Summer with "The Walking Dead"
Look for a "Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special," hosted by Chris Hardwick, on Sunday, July 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/18/14 - 10:00 AM]
Cartoon Network Dishes Up More Drama! "Total Drama Pahkitew Island" Premieres Monday, July 7 at 6 p.m. (ET, PT)
In "Total Drama" tradition, fans will be able to vote for the winner on CartoonNetwork.com beginning Thursday, July 17.

[06/18/14 - 09:33 AM]
Disney Junior Launches First Spanish-Language Appisode with "Sofia the First: the Great Aunt-Venture"
The app allows fans ages 2-7 to touch, tap, swipe, tilt, shake and talk their way through various fun-filled activities embedded into full episodes of some of their favorite Disney Junior shows.

[06/18/14 - 09:04 AM]
World Series of Fighting Championship Tripleheader Sat., June 21, at 10 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The co-main event features Georgi Karakhanyan (23-3-1), in his first featherweight title defense, facing knockout artist Rick "The Gladiator" Glenn (14-1-2 with 7 knockouts).

[06/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday in 18-49 and Total Viewers with the #1 and #2 Shows of the Night, "America's Got Talent" and "The Night Shift"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17.

[06/18/14 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Pull Back in Front
The Peacock overshadows the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/18/14 - 08:05 AM]
Nickelodeon Consumer Products Unveils Complete Merchandising Lineup for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Summer Movie Blockbuster
A full lineup of products inspired by the film will be available this summer through the holiday season, bringing to life the film's thrilling action and adventure.

[06/18/14 - 08:02 AM]
"The Fight for #1: Dudchenko vs. Mohammedi" on NBCSN Fight Night Saturday, June 21 at 8 P.M. ET from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
NBC Sports Group's Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix call the action.

[06/18/14 - 07:20 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Capture with Mark Seliger" Series
The series gets to the heart of some of the most iconic and emotionally charged images in modern photography with the photographers who captured their subjects like never before.

[06/18/14 - 07:13 AM]
Formula One Austrian Grand Prix Highlights More Than 35 Hours of Motorsports Coverage Across NBC and NBCSN This Week
NBC's motorsports coverage features Red Bull Global Rallycross action from Washington, D.C. on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

[06/18/14 - 06:00 AM]
Prepare for a Wild West Duel Between Outlaws and Lawmen in American Heroes Channel's New Historical Docudrama Series "Gunslingers"
The six-episode series - premiering Sunday, July 20 at 10:00/9:00c - immerses viewers in the true stories behind infamous icons and legendary conflicts of the Wild West.

[06/17/14 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 17
Updates include: Adan Canto reports for Amazon's "Hysteria"; Michael Rosenbaum to topline TV Land's "Impastor"; and Craig Frank named regular on The CW's "The Messengers."

[06/17/14 - 04:52 PM]
June 22 NBC's "Show-Stopping Sunday" to Feature Guinness World Records(R) Attempts Throughout Event-Filled Evening
Look for an original two-hour episode of "America's Got Talent" this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/17/14 - 03:38 PM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Season Four of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with 20-Episode Pickup
Plus: beginning season three, Seth Green will join the voice cast as Leonardo.

[06/17/14 - 03:25 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: World Cup Soccer Once Again Tops Charts
Plus: numbers for TNT's "Murder in the First," MTV's "16 & Pregnant" and ABC Family's "Switched at Birth."

[06/17/14 - 02:49 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NBA Finals Go Out on Top for ABC
Plus: numbers for History's "The Hunt," Lifetime's "Devious Maids" and Showtime's "Penny Dreadful."

[06/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN Tops Demos with World Cup Soccer
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla," Investigation Discovery's "Devil in the Details" and Lifetime's "The Mentor."

[06/17/14 - 12:19 PM]
H2(TM) Presents "The World Wars: Extended Edition"
The extended edition will give fans more dramatic scenes, expert interviews and historical archives that cover key military battles from both WWI and WWII.

[06/17/14 - 11:47 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks as the #1 Television Network in Primetime Among Adults 18-34 for the Second Week in a Row
Turner spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[06/17/14 - 11:08 AM]
USA-Ghana: ESPN's Highest-Rated Men's Soccer Match Ever and WatchESPN's Largest Audience
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, June 16.

[06/17/14 - 11:05 AM]
Saturday's Encore of "48 Hours: The Devil's Twin" Was the Night's #1 Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, June 14.

[06/17/14 - 10:36 AM]
Survey Released in Advance of "The '90s: The Last Great Decade?" July 6 Premiere Reveals 86% of Americans Believe O.J. was Guilty
The three-night miniseries event premieres Sunday, July 6 at 9:00/8:00c on the National Geographic Channel.

[06/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
ABC Dominates 2nd Straight Week, Winning in Viewers for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks and No. 1 in Adults 18-49 for the 7th Time in 9 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[06/17/14 - 10:03 AM]
Video: "The Knick" - Trailer #1 (Cinemax)
Get your first look at the Steven Soderbergh-helmed series, premiering Friday, August 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/17/14 - 10:02 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the Week's #1 Non-Sports Program on the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[06/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
First Wave of "Teen Choice 2014" Nominees Announced
Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite "Wave One" nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com.

[06/17/14 - 09:55 AM]
Starz Inks Two-Year Pact with Executive Producer David Knoller
Knoller will continue to serve as an executive producer on the recently renewed "Power" as well as develop his own projects.

[06/17/14 - 09:39 AM]
Go Fishin' for the Summer with a New Season of "Monster Fish," Premiering July 7, 9 PM
Dr. Zeb Hogan has traveled the globe in search of the planet's largest, weirdest and most dangerous freshwater fish.

[06/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
Spider-Man Returns in an All-New Season of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors," Premiering August 31 on Disney XD
The new season begins with Spider-Man accepting an invitation to become an Avenger.

[06/17/14 - 08:40 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Is Monday's Most-Watched TV Show and Ranks #1 in its 2-Hour Slot in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, June 16.

[06/17/14 - 08:39 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Ties for #2 in 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks for Its First Hour, Then Dominates Its Second Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, June 16.

[06/17/14 - 08:36 AM]
FOX Has 4 of the Top 20 Programs Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of June 9-15.

[06/17/14 - 08:33 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Powers FOX to Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
ABC's "The Bachelorette" however is the night's most-watched program.

[06/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
Comedian Christopher Titus to Host "Pawnography" on History
The half-hour game show launches Thursday, July 10 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/17/14 - 08:02 AM]
Syfy's "Haven" Adds "Alphas'" Star Laura Mennell
She'll recur as Dr. Erin Reid, a brilliant and beautiful epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who fears the town of Haven is on the verge of a deadly viral outbreak.

[06/17/14 - 07:24 AM]
FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes Deliver Two Big Nights of Boxing
"Our commitment to the sweet science is stronger than ever and we're excited to deliver boxing fans back-to-back nights of fights," said Patrick Crakes.

[06/17/14 - 07:15 AM]
Launch of the "American Idol True Believer" Initiative Enlists America in Search of the Next Superstar
In addition to the five previously announced audition cities, the "Idol" team revs up its bicoastal bus tour.

[06/17/14 - 06:30 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents Award-Winning Documentary "Kidnapped for Christ"
The documentary chronicles the shocking truth behind Escuela Caribe, a controversial Christian behavior modification program in the Dominican Republic for "troubled" U.S. teenagers.

[06/16/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 16
Updates include: Jack Coleman to return for NBC's "Heroes" revival; Andrew W. Marlowe stepping down as showrunner of "Castle"; and Jennifer Johnson to run FOX's "The Following."







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[05/26/15 - 03:37 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 02:24 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 01:27 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 01:18 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 01:09 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 12:48 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 12:41 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 12:38 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 12:30 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 12:02 PM]
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[05/26/15 - 11:28 AM]
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[05/26/15 - 11:17 AM]
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[05/26/15 - 10:47 AM]
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[05/26/15 - 10:31 AM]
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[05/26/15 - 10:00 AM]
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