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[06/27/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 27
Updates include: Steven Brand boards "Galyntine" at AMC; Sarah Chalke to drop by FOX's "Backstrom"; and Dan Fogler joins the cast of ABC's "Secrets & Lies."

[06/27/14 - 07:08 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Brother" Leads Originals Race
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Dominion," TLC's "Kate Plus 8" and CMT's "Party Down South."

[06/27/14 - 02:53 PM]
College World Series: ESPN's Most-Viewed since 2011
ESPN spins the numbers for its NCAA Division I Baseball Championship coverage to date.

[06/27/14 - 12:56 PM]
ESPN Secures Exclusive U.S. Rights to Canadian Football League Games
ESPN will present at least 86 games in 2014 with 17 or more contests to be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, including the 102nd Grey Cup.

[06/27/14 - 12:26 PM]
"Doctor Who" Returns to BBC America August 23rd
Said date marks the debut of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.

[06/27/14 - 12:07 PM]
USA-Germany: ESPN's Second Highest-Rated Men's World Cup Match Ever & Record Viewership on WatchESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, June 26.

[06/27/14 - 10:39 AM]
Esquire Network to Air First-Ever Live Original Television Event: "Running of the Bulls 2014," July 7-14 at 2AM ET/PT
Guad Venegas will host each night, offering exclusive commentary and interviews with participants and spectators from the event.

[06/27/14 - 10:18 AM]
Sandra Bernhard to Guest Star in New FX Comedy "You're the Worst"
She will play herself in the episode titled "Equally Dead Inside."

[06/27/14 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Releases Second Season Trailer for Its Hit Series "Masters of Sex"
The show's sophomore run kicks off on Sunday, July 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/27/14 - 09:50 AM]
Thursday Premiere of "Big Brother" Posts Growth in Viewers and Key Demos from Last Year
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, June 26.

[06/27/14 - 08:45 AM]
All 10 Episodes of "Undateable" to Date Have Out-Rated Every Episode of Last Summer's Original Comedies in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 26.

[06/27/14 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Leads CBS to Another Victory
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 with part two of its season premiere.

[06/27/14 - 08:34 AM]
"NY Med" Opens Season 2 with Its Biggest Audience Ever
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 26.

[06/27/14 - 07:58 AM]
"The Newburgh Sting," A Startling Expose of a Controversial FBI Undercover Operation, Debuts July 21 on HBO
The film features unsettling FBI hidden camera footage, never before publicly released, and insights from Muslim leaders and high-level Washington insiders.

[06/27/14 - 07:47 AM]
Highest-Rated NBA Draft Ever on ESPN - Up 19 Percent from 2013
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, June 26.

[06/27/14 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon's Second Original Kids Series "Creative Galaxy" Now Available Exclusively on Prime Instant Video
The series features guest stars such as Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Cloris Leachman, Jason Priestley and Brooke Shields.

[06/26/14 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 26
Updates include: Andrea Roth among latest cast in Syfy's "Ascension"; HBO's "History of Music" adds seven; and Matt Nix inks overall deal with Fox Television Studios.

[06/26/14 - 03:50 PM]
El Rey Network Heats Up the Pitch with "Red Card Riot" Promotion in Support of New Soccer/Spy Thriller, "Matador"
The marketing program looks to tap into World Cup fever, enabling fans to "call a foul" on friends/colleagues/cultural incidents by sending them a personalized Red Card.

[06/26/14 - 03:16 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Tops Originals with Return of "Big Brother"
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "Mystery Girls," Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing: Miami" and OWN's "Love Thy Neighbor."

[06/26/14 - 02:29 PM]
"The Tonight Show" Dominates ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of June 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 16-20.

[06/26/14 - 01:52 PM]
Kids Debate Using Animals for Research in Nick News with Linda Ellerbee "Animal Rights... Or Wrongs?" Premiering Tuesday, July 1, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
The special explores the pros and cons of animal testing.

[06/26/14 - 01:05 PM]
@ESPNTennis at Wimbledon: Friday's 10 Hours on ESPN
Action will include defending champion Andy Murray, 2012 winner Novak Djokovic, plus a match-up of former champions, five-time winner Venus Williams vs. 2011 champ Petra Kvitova, all on Centre Court.

[06/26/14 - 12:41 PM]
Bravo Media Cruises Into Paradise with Season Two of "Below Deck" Premiering Tuesday, August 12 at 9PM ET/PT
Plus: look for half-hour preview special airing on Sunday, July 27 at 10:30/9:30c.

[06/26/14 - 12:08 PM]
Hit Series "Doomsday Preppers" Goes Back to Basics in New Summer Season, Premiering July 24 at 9 PM
In each episode, viewers meet three separate preppers and get an up-close and personal look into their lives, homes and way of life.

[06/26/14 - 11:30 AM]
Disney XD Launches "Disney XD Grand Prix" Racing-Game App for Smartphone and Tablet Devices
The app is live now in the Apple App Store and is coming soon to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

[06/26/14 - 10:51 AM]
Elden Henson Joins "Marvel's Daredevil" for Netflix
Henson will play Foggy Nelson, Matt Murdock's best friend and legal partner.

[06/26/14 - 10:03 AM]
"Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" Takes the Stage for NBC on Sunday, July 6 at 9 P.M.
The special will focus on Cyrus' concerts from the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain and MEO Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.

[06/26/14 - 09:26 AM]
"Big Brother" Premieres As Wednesday's Most-Watched and Highest-Rated Program in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 25.

[06/26/14 - 09:23 AM]
MTV to Air 90-Minute "16 and Pregnant: Life After Labor Finale Special" on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Three of the cast members will reunite with the fathers of their children for the first time since filming, and drama ensues over accusations of cheating, paternity, and addiction.

[06/26/14 - 09:01 AM]
Docu-Series "4th and Loud" to Premiere August 5
The AMC series follows the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team.

[06/26/14 - 08:42 AM]
Debut of "Taxi Brooklyn" Ranks #1 for the Hour Among ABC, CBS and NBC in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 25.

[06/26/14 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Returns on Top for CBS
CBS takes home top honors last night, edging out FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" among adults 18-49.

[06/26/14 - 07:01 AM]
Destination America Celebrates Fourth of July with a Bang
The network has organized a spectacular party for the two winning towns of its "Red, White and You" contest - Prescott, Ariz., and Hamtramck, Mich.

[06/25/14 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 25
Updates include: Sarah Jessica Parker eyes small screen return; "Mixology's" Blake Lee inks talent holding deal with ABC Studios; and Natasha Lyonne to guest on HBO's "Girls."

[06/25/14 - 10:01 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Top 20 Finalists Revealed
Next week, the real competition begins when each of the Top 20 finalists will dance with another of the finalists specializing in the same style.

[06/25/14 - 04:11 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Night Shift," "Wife Swap" Top Originals
Plus: numbers for FX's "Tyrant," E!'s "Botched" and Lifetime's "Abby's Studio Rescue."

[06/25/14 - 02:34 PM]
CMT Empowering Education Announces Commitment to Action Today at Clinton Global Initiative America
In the pilot year, CMT and AACC's Workforce and Economic Development unit will partner with a cohort of 21 community colleges in some of the most rural and distressed regions of the United States.

[06/25/14 - 02:01 PM]
"Last Comic Standing Room Only" Special Episode Shakes Up Sunday Night with 2-Hours of Comedy and a Lot of New Laughs
It will feature some original never-before-seen footage, including new performance highlights from many of the 100 invited comics.

[06/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Ten Week Streak for Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" as #1 Cable Program on Tuesday Among Both Persons and Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 24.

[06/25/14 - 12:45 PM]
Series Premiere Episode of "Tyrant" Delivers 2.1 Million Total Viewers and 775,000 Adults 18-49
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 24.

[06/25/14 - 12:00 PM]
It's a Jolly Holiday as ABC Family Celebrates Christmas in June with the Half-Mas Merry-Thon
Available on the app for only two weeks, this playlist is sure to bring tidings of good cheer and chase the bah-humbugs out of any Scrooge.

[06/25/14 - 11:56 AM]
BBC America to Premiere "A Poet in New York" This Fall in the U.S.
The Tom Hollander-led film, from director Aisling Walsh and writer Andrew Davies, marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth and explores the final days of the famous poet.

[06/25/14 - 11:27 AM]
The CW Network Announces Fall 2014 Premiere Dates
Look for newcomers "The Flash" on Tuesday, October 7 and "Jane the Virgin" on Monday, October 13.

[06/25/14 - 11:21 AM]
Rob Dyrdek and His Production Company Super Jacket Sign Multi-Year Deal with MTV
The deal includes the return of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" for a seventh season and additional seasons of the hit series "Ridiculousness."

[06/25/14 - 11:02 AM]
Were The '90s the Last Great Decade?
Check out the results from National Geographic Channel and Kelton Global's survey gauging Americans' affection for the 1990s, timed with "The '90s: The Last Great Decade?"

[06/25/14 - 10:57 AM]
Lifetime Debuts New Family Docuseries "Raising Asia," Featuring Triple-Threat Child Performer Asia Monet Premiering July 29
The project marks the latest spin-off from "Dance Moms" and "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition."

[06/25/14 - 10:40 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Promotes Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, West Coast
"If the US government was aware of Jim's understated intelligence, finely honed creative instincts, and steel-eyed leadership, the war on terrorism would be over," said Kent Alterman.

[06/25/14 - 10:16 AM]
IndyCar Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Doubleheader Highlights NBC Sports Group's Motorsports Coverage This Week
NBCSN's presentation of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series from Houston begins Saturday at 2 p.m. ET with qualifying, leading into live coverage of Race 1 at 3 p.m. ET.

[06/25/14 - 10:08 AM]
Video: "Project Greenlight" - Promo (HBO)
Watch the pay channel's first tease for the show's revival.

[06/25/14 - 10:02 AM]
E! Sets Season Two of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Premiere Date for Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT
Welcome back to the 90210, which has acquired a new resident as EJ Johnson relocates to Los Angeles and joins his friends in the fabuluxe zip code.







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[08/01/14 - 01:49 PM]
DIY Network Achieved Most-Watched July Primetime Ever Among P25-54 Viewers in July
DIY Network spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 01:18 PM]
ESPN Goes to Portland for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game
ESPN media platforms will combine to provide unprecedented coverage of the game, between a team of Major League Soccer All-Stars and Bayern Munich on Wednesday, August 6.

[08/01/14 - 01:15 PM]
HGTV Scores Best July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 11:01 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and the National Cable Television Cooperative Announce Robust Long-Term Distribution Agreement
As part of the new multi-year deal, the NCTC will introduce several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH and video-on-demand products.

[08/01/14 - 10:55 AM]
Live Twitter(R) Chat with "The Quest" Executive Producers and the First Eliminated Contestant, Friday, August 1
Join Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming, Rob Eric and the first Paladin banished from Everealm as they answer your questions about last night's exciting series premiere.

[08/01/14 - 10:20 AM]
Dierks Bentley Brings a Special Performance from His Headlining Riser Tour to CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown" This Weekend as Part of the Mountain Dew(R) CMT Summer Concert Series
Bentley has invited the series on the road of his tour, making special appearances in all four installments and bringing fans new videos along with a behind-the-scenes look from the road.

[08/01/14 - 09:01 AM]
Sarah Hyland to Co-Host "Teen Choice 2014" Sunday, August 10, Live on FOX
Also scheduled to appear: Taylor Swift, Ansel Elgort, Victoria Justice, Collins Key, Laura and Vanessa Marano, Ian Somerhalder, Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Ariana Grande.

[08/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Matches a Six-Week High in 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Win Streak in Both Viewers, Demos
The Eye was the top draw among total viewers and adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[08/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Quest" Debut Ties a Summer Time-Slot High and "NY Med" Wins at 10pm with a Best-Since-Premiere Number
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 07:46 AM]
Escape Acquires Rights to More Than 500 Episodes of Three Popular True Crime Television Series
"Snapped," "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Forensic Files" have all been licensed to the fledgling network.

[08/01/14 - 07:43 AM]
ESPN to Follow Path of USA Basketball Men's National Team to the "2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup"
The USA Basketball National team is coached by legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and potentially headlined by superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Paul George, Derrick Rose and James Harden, among others.

[08/01/14 - 07:23 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date of "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Series to Launch Its Eight-Episode Season Friday, Oct. 17
Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode of the unprecedented documentary series is devoted to a different American musical landmark.

[08/01/14 - 07:03 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Kicks Off August with Big Week of Boxing
Sammy Vasquez Jr. and James Stevenson square off in a main event IBF/USBA Welterweight title bout presented by Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions on Friday, August 8.

[08/01/14 - 07:00 AM]
Science Channel's "Man vs. the Universe" Delves Into Mankind's New Race to Tame the Cosmos
The three-part series launches Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.