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[06/19/14 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 19
Updates include: Arlen Escarpeta to play Bobby Brown in Lifetime's "Whitney Houston"; Michael Vartan books arc on USA's "Satisfaction"; and Zachary Quinto to visit HBO's "Girls."

[06/19/14 - 07:52 PM]
Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Winners of the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" and FX's "Fargo" top all series with three wins.

[06/19/14 - 06:37 PM]
First Contestants on "Rising Star" Announced - Whose Performance Will Raise The Wall? Find Out Sunday, June 22 On ABC!
The first 3 weeks - "Qualifiers" - showcase approximately 30 acts, and these episodes will be 2 hours each.

[06/19/14 - 04:21 PM]
ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" Hits 5-Month Highs; "Baby Daddy" Wins Its Time Period During Its 3rd Season in Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 18.

[06/19/14 - 03:12 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "So You Think You Can Dance" Tops Originals in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for VH1's "I Love the 2000s," Bravo's "Untying the Knot" and USA's "Graceland."

[06/19/14 - 02:46 PM]
AMC Updates on "Better Call Saul"
The network confirmed it has already ordered a second season of 13 "Better Call Saul" episodes, for an initial total of 23.

[06/19/14 - 02:41 PM]
"The Little Couple" Ends Its Current Season as TLC's #1 Series in 2014
Plus: the series will return to TLC later in 2014 with its seventh season.

[06/19/14 - 02:33 PM]
Atlanta Takes Over Bravo on Sunday, June 22 for a 90-Minute Special Event with Three Back-to-Back Southern Favorites
"Watch What Happens Live," with guests Kandi Burruss and Mama Joyce," will air at the special time of 9:00/8:00c on said night.

[06/19/14 - 02:18 PM]
The Pursuit to Crown the Ultimate Hero Begins Thursday, July 31 on ABC's New Reality Based Competition Series, "The Quest"
The show takes 12 unsuspecting contestants to an imaginative realm, where ogres run free in the forest, dragons stir, agents of a dark lord infiltrate the keep, and the only thing standing between peace and chaos are one dozen very unlikely heroes.

[06/19/14 - 02:00 PM]
Disney Junior's "Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good," a Pro-Social Touring Event, Begins Thursday, July 17 in Philadelphia
Tickets are required - they are free to the public and available now at DisneyJunior.com/powerofdoinggood.

[06/19/14 - 01:45 PM]
Medal of Honor Recipient Former Marine Lance Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter to Visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Thursday, June 26
Carpenter was presented with the nation's highest military award by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House today.

[06/19/14 - 01:32 PM]
Bravo Media and Universal Cable Productions Commence Production in Vancouver on Bravo's First Scripted Series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
Plus: Patrick Heusinger, J. August Richards, C. Thomas Howell, Julianna Guill, Michael Weaver and Charles Mesure to guest star in the Lisa Edelstein-led drama.

[06/19/14 - 01:13 PM]
Viewers Still Flipping Over HGTV's "Flip or Flop"
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17.

[06/19/14 - 12:42 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces "Flex & Shanice" Will Join Network's Popular Saturday Night Line-Up This Fall
The network's other Saturday offerings include "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Six Little McGhees," "Deion's Family Playbook," "Life with La Toya," "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Raising Whitley."

[06/19/14 - 12:02 PM]
Lifetime Goes Behind the Scenes of One of TV's Most Popular Saturday Morning Series in New Movie "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" Premiering Labor Day
Dylan Everett is set to play Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the role of mischievous ringleader Zack Morris; with Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond, everyone's favorite geek and loveable sidekick Screech.

[06/19/14 - 11:19 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Dominates Late Night Timeslot Competition for Week of June 9-13 Despite NBA Finals Lead-In for ABC
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 9-13.

[06/19/14 - 10:37 AM]
E! Celebrates the Magic of Harry Potter When "Live from the Red Carpet: Diagon Alley" Airs Friday, June 20th at 8:00PM ET/PT
E! News' Kristin Dos Santos hosts the "Live From the Red Carpet" coverage.

[06/19/14 - 10:30 AM]
Beyonce Returns to HBO for "Beyonce: X10," A Ten-Episode Series of Concert Performances from the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Debuting Each Week Before "True Blood" Starting June 29
A new four-minute segment will debut every Sunday night at 8:55 p.m. (ET/PT).

[06/19/14 - 10:18 AM]
truTV to Roll Out Eight New Series over Seven Months
Newly announced premieres include "Way Out West" (July 21), "Jokers Wild" (September 25), "Fake Off" (October 27) and "Friends of the People" (October 28).

[06/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
Smithsonian Channel to Premiere "Aerial America: Alaska" on July 6
In a special extended back-to-back two-hour programming block, Smithsonian Channel celebrates the last great frontier.

[06/19/14 - 09:33 AM]
NBC Orders New Series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," Set to Premiere Monday, July 28
Zac Efron, Ben Stiller, Channing Tatum, Deion Sanders, Tom Arnold and Tamron Hall are among those featured in the six-episode series.

[06/19/14 - 09:27 AM]
FX Networks Continues Its Run on Top Box-Office Hits in 2014
So far this year, FX Networks has picked up 13 unique titles that have ranked number one at the box office in 17 of the first 24 weeks this year.

[06/19/14 - 09:26 AM]
GSN Announces Premiere Dates for New Original Summer Series "Skin Wars" and "Idiot Test"
Rebecca Romijn hosts the former, premiering Wednesday, August 6; while Ben Gleib hosts the latter, due on Tuesday, August 12.

[06/19/14 - 09:21 AM]
CBS Announces the 16 New "Big Brother" Houseguests Competing tn the Most "Twisted" Season Ever
Viewers will be introduced to eight new Houseguests each night of the two-night premiere, Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26.

[06/19/14 - 08:53 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Locks Up NBC's Top Result in Its Hour Since April 30
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 18.

[06/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "So You Think You Can Dance" Leads Demo Race
FOX's summer mainstay tops its repeat competition among adults 18-49.

[06/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott and DJ Qualls Join Cast of Syfy's Zombie Series "Z Nation"
Michael Welch and Kellita Smith have also joined the ensemble drama, currently in production in Spokane, WA.

[06/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
SpongeBob SquarePants Hits a New Milestone - Macy's Appoints World-Renowned Character as 2014 Holiday Ambassador
Adding to the holiday cheer, the first-ever "square" balloon makes its 11th triumphant return to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this November in New York City.

[06/19/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Motive" Builds by Double Digits Week to Week and Hits a New Series High in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 18.

[06/19/14 - 07:55 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories" Starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe
The U.S. premiere of season two kicks off on Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c and will continue on consecutive Tuesdays nights thereafter.

[06/19/14 - 07:25 AM]
ABC Attracts Its Biggest Adult 18-49 Audience in Late-Night This Season to Date
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 9-13.

[06/19/14 - 06:05 AM]
Chelsea Handler Teams with Netflix to Revolutionize the Talk Show
Beginning in early 2016, the show will debut simultaneously in all Netflix territories for members to enjoy however and whenever they like.

[06/19/14 - 06:04 AM]
Prime Instant Video Becomes the Exclusive Subscription Streaming Home for "Wallace & Gromit," "Shaun the Sheep" and Other Top Series from Aardman Animations
Fans of the charming characters and their adventures now have access to this collection of Aardman content on hundreds of connected devices using their Prime membership.

[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.







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[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.

[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
"60 Minutes" and "Big Brother 16" are the most-watched programs in said categories.

[07/28/14 - 08:27 AM]
USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal Drama "Colony"
The project is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.