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[06/23/14 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 23
Updates include: P.J. Byrne cast in HBO's "History of Music"; Carl Lumbly joins "The Returned" at A&E; and Melinda Clarke is bound for TNT's "Dallas."

[06/23/14 - 06:00 PM]
Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. and Host Ryan Seacrest Return for "American Idol XIV"
Auditions for the new season continue in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 25; Long Island, Wednesday, July 23; Nashville, Wednesday, July 30; and San Francisco, Monday, September 29.

[06/23/14 - 05:22 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Newsmagazines Once Again Take Top Spots
Plus: numbers for TBS's "Funniest Wins," Animal Planet's "The Pool Master" and TNT's "Cold Justice."

[06/23/14 - 02:52 PM]
NBC News' "A Leap of Faith: A Meredith Vieira Special" Introduces Viewers to an Emerging Medical Break-Through That Could Save Billions of Lives
The two-hour special airs this Friday, June 27 at 8:00/7:00c on the Peacock.

[06/23/14 - 02:12 PM]
Tempted by the Taboo: Investigation Discovery's New Series "Dark Temptations" Delves into Outrageous Obsessions and Freaky Fetishes
The six-episode first season world premiere is Wednesday, July 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/23/14 - 02:01 PM]
Disney Television Animation Begins Production on "Pickle & Peanut," a Buddy Comedy for Disney XD Starring Jon Heder and Johnny Pemberton
The series employs an innovative mix of 2-D animation and live-action clips to tell the small-town adventures of two underdogs who dream up plans to be anything but ordinary.

[06/23/14 - 01:42 PM]
Tim Duncan from the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs to Visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Tuesday, June 24
This will be his first talk show interview since the team's victory.

[06/23/14 - 12:36 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "BAPs", "Bring It!" Summer Premiere, "Project Runway" Season 13, "Good Grief"
The latter - premiering Wednesday, July 23 - takes a step deep into the heart of Texas with the Johnson Family Mortuary.

[06/23/14 - 11:44 AM]
USA-Portugal: Most-Viewed Soccer Match Ever in U.S.
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, June 22.

[06/23/14 - 11:30 AM]
TNT's Ratings Hot Streak Continues with 7.4 Million Viewers for "The Last Ship"
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, June 22.

[06/23/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Shark Week" Returns to Discovery Channel with More Hours of Shark Programming Than Ever Before
Look for a whopping 13 themed shows coupled with a live talk show each night beginning Sunday, August 10.

[06/23/14 - 11:13 AM]
New Series "American Fringe" Explores Controversial and Polarizing Subcultures, Premieres July 9, 10 PM
Gaining unprecedented access and employing dramatic storytelling, National Geographic Channel pushes boundaries with a thrilling, in-depth look at some of the country's most controversial subcultures.

[06/23/14 - 11:10 AM]
AMC Orders Second Season of Revolutionary War Drama "Turn"
The series will return to the network with 10 new episodes next spring.

[06/23/14 - 10:40 AM]
TBS to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of "Seinfeld" With Week of 25 Best Episodes
The anniversary celebration will climax on July 5, the 25th anniversary of "Seinfeld's" first telecast, with five episodes widely considered to be the most memorable.

[06/23/14 - 10:03 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings Its Animated Shorts Program to San Diego Comic-Con with Open Call for Original Projects
On-site from Nickelodeon's booth on the convention center floor, the network's animation development team will take live, in-person pitches from Thursday, July 24, to Saturday, July 26.

[06/23/14 - 10:01 AM]
Starz Greenlights "The Girlfriend Experience" from Steven Soderbergh, Philip Fleishman, Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz
The scripted anthology series - inspired by the 2009 Magnolia Pictures film of the same title - will feature 13 half-hour episodes.

[06/23/14 - 09:32 AM]
NBCSN to Air Coverage of 2014 NHL Awards and 2014 NHL Draft This Week
Coverage of the 2014 NHL Awards begins tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN from the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

[06/23/14 - 09:32 AM]
ESPN to Exclusively Televise 2014 NBA Draft Presented By State Farm
It marks the 12th consecutive year ESPN has televised the event and the second-straight time it has emanated from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

[06/23/14 - 08:57 AM]
The Disney/ABC Television Group Receives Six Daytime Emmy(R) Awards at the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards
"Good Morning America," "Katie" and "General Hospital" were among the series honored.

[06/23/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus," A Searing Look at the Power and Perils of the Political Performance Art of the Belarus Free Theatre, Debuts July 7, Exclusively on HBO
The film gives audiences a front row seat to a resistance movement unfolding on the stage and in the streets.

[06/23/14 - 08:43 AM]
NBC Wins Its First Sunday Among the Big 4 Networks Since the Olympics in February in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 22.

[06/23/14 - 08:27 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Special "Got Talent" Spoils Premiere of "Rising Star"
NBC takes home top honors last night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/23/14 - 08:18 AM]
"Rising Star" Is ABC's Top-Rated Summer Series Debut in 2 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 22.

[06/23/14 - 08:12 AM]
Bravo Media's "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" Is Back with Season Seven Premiering Wednesday, August 20 at 9PM ET/PT
Top agents Josh Altman and Josh Flagg are joined by two new faces, successful real estate partners James Harris and David Parnes.

[06/23/14 - 08:06 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Pilot Order to "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
Marc Webb will direct the half-hour comedy with musical elements, from co-creators Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom.

[06/23/14 - 07:49 AM]
All New Season of Lifetime's Emmy-Nominated "Project Runway" Premieres July 24
Judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen and mentor Tim Gunn are back for a new cycle.

[06/23/14 - 07:46 AM]
Syfy Travels Into the Vast Dimension of Imagination with Annual July 4th Marathon of "The Twilight Zone"
The classic series from the legendary writer-producer Rod Serling will run Friday, July 4 from 8AM through 8PM, concluding on Saturday, July 5 from 12AM through 4AM (ET/PT).

[06/23/14 - 06:20 AM]
President Bill Clinton to Honor Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan on One-Year Anniversary of DOMA Repeal During Logo TV's Inaugural Trailblazers Event
Plus: Joe Manganiello and Ed Sheeran join a growing list of celebrity appearances.

[06/23/14 - 06:04 AM]
Gordon Ramsay Pulls the Plug on "Kitchen Nightmares"
FOX commissioned six cycles of "Kitchen Nightmares" across seven seasons, totaling 93 episodes.

[06/22/14 - 01:53 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats on CBS Hold Off Original Competition
Back-to-back episode of "48 Hours" prove to be enough to lead the Eye to victory.

[06/22/14 - 01:30 PM]
"Crisis" Wins Its Time Period Among the Big 4 Nets in Adults 18-49 and All Key Adult-Female Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 21.

[06/21/14 - 10:53 AM]
The Hub Network Wins Six 2014 Daytime Emmy(R) Awards During the Creative Arts Ceremony
"R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series," "Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch," "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters," "Spooksville" and "The Aquabats! Super Show!" all took home trophies.

[06/21/14 - 10:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, NBC Leads Viewers
Just one-tenth of a ratings point separates said duo last night among adults 18-49.

[06/21/14 - 10:00 AM]
OWN's "Super Soul Sunday" Wins Its Second Daytime Emmy Award
This is the second win and third nomination for the series in the three years that it has been on the air.

[06/21/14 - 08:37 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 20.

[06/21/14 - 07:30 AM]
Video: New BBC America Original Supernatural Series "Intruders" Premieres Saturday, August 23rd at 10/9c
John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James, Tory Kittles and Millie Brown star in the network's latest original drama.

[06/20/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 20
Updates include: NBC's "Aquarius" casts trio; Netflix's "Sense8" reveals ensemble cast; and HBO expands "Looking" order for second season.

[06/20/14 - 02:48 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Hell's Kitchen," "Rookie Blue" Top Originals
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Campus Killer: Santa Barbara," TLC's "Kate Plus 8" and Syfy's "Dominion."

[06/20/14 - 12:41 PM]
ESPN's FIFA World Cup Coverage Continues Significant Audience Growth
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 12:39 PM]
Syfy's New Epic Supernatural Drama Series "Dominion" and Returning "Defiance" Score Strong Premieres on Thursday, June 19
Syfy spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 11:36 AM]
Rosario Dawson Joins "Marvel's Daredevil" for Netflix
Dawson will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell's Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life.

[06/20/14 - 10:01 AM]
"'Red Band Society' Tour: Banding Together for Good" Gives Fans the Opportunity to See the New Dramedy and Raise Awareness for Four Charities
Fans can attend an advance screening of the show's first episode and interact with cast members during a post-screening Q&A.

[06/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Top Ten Finalists Are Revealed on "Last Comic Standing," And Challenge Rounds Begin June 26 with Guest Comic Mentor Cheryl Hines
Future episodes will feature contestants being mentored by special guests like Howie Mandel, Wanda Sykes and Jeff Ross.

[06/20/14 - 09:31 AM]
HGTV's "My Big Family Renovation" Chronicles Hatmaker Family's Total Home Renovation
The series - premiering Thursday, August 7 at 11:00/10:00c - follows the Hatmaker family as they sell their home and embark on the biggest adventure of their lives.

[06/20/14 - 08:42 AM]
All Eight Episodes of "Undateable" to Date Have Out-Rated Every Episode of All Three of Last Summer's Original Comedies in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
"Rookie Blue" Opens at #1 with Its Biggest Audience in 1-Year
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 08:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Puts FOX on Top in Demos
CBS however is the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup.

[06/20/14 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon to Debut New Half-Hour Dramatic Comedy "Really" in Third Pilot Season
Jay Chandrasekhar, Sarah Chalke, Selma Blair, Travis Schuldt and Lindsay Sloane co-star in the project.

[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.







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[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
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[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
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