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[07/08/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 8
Updates include: Elizabeth Mitchell books role on ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; David Slade to helm PSN's "Powers"; and "Hawaii Five-0" gets expanded 25-episode order from CBS.

[07/08/14 - 04:20 PM]
Season Five of "Hawaii Five-0" Is Blessed
The series kicked off production on season five in Honolulu today with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host Hawaiian culture, while on location in Waikiki.

[07/08/14 - 02:32 PM]
Laverne Cox Tapped to Guest Star in Bravo's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
The "Orange is the New Black" star will play Adele Northrop, a Pulitzer-Prize winning war journalist and LGBT activist who presents an award at a marriage equality gala.

[07/08/14 - 02:30 PM]
"Reckless" and "Unforgettable" to Swap Time Periods Beginning Sunday, July 13
"Unforgettable" will now air at 9:00/8:00c followed by "Reckless" at 10:00/9:00c on CBS.

[07/08/14 - 02:15 PM]
Emmy Award Winner Sean Hayes Joins the Cast of the CBS Comedy "The Millers" as a Series Regular
Hayes will play Kip Withers, Carol Miller's (Margo Martindale) new best friend and a new source of friction for Carol's son, Nathan (Will Arnett).

[07/08/14 - 01:41 PM]
Discovery Communications Announces Discovery Fit & Health Will Become Discovery Life Channel on January 15, 2015: Nework Embraces Life, Unexpected
Currently in 47 million homes, DLC will target an audience of P25-54 with an emphasis on women.

[07/08/14 - 01:10 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NBC Leads Night with "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Philly 4th of July Jam," Syfy's "WWE Smackdown" and ABC's "Primetime: What Would You Do?"

[07/08/14 - 01:09 PM]
TNT's "Cold Justice" Scores Three More Arrests, Including Double Arrest in July 11 Episode
TNT spins the numbers for the series to date.

[07/08/14 - 12:39 PM]
Laura Marano and Leigh-Allyn Baker to Star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Bad Hair Day"
Leigh-Allyn Baker also makes her foray into producing as executive producer of the movie.

[07/08/14 - 12:21 PM]
Oliver Queen Himself, Arrow Star Stephen Amell, To Serve as Master of Ceremonies as Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment, Saturday, July 26, at Comic-Con 2014
Amell will preside over the world premiere screening of "Gotham" and the complete pilot screening of "The Flash."

[07/08/14 - 11:32 AM]
DVRs Propel "Rizzoli & Isles" to 8.7 Million Viewers and "The Last Ship" to 7.7 Million Viewers
TNT further spins the numbers for its summer season to date.

[07/08/14 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations," Premieres Friday, August 1 at 9PM ET/PT
In the opener, David plans a jaw-dropping wedding for reality star Taylor Armstrong, former housewife on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," to lawyer John Bluher, with just two weeks notice.

[07/08/14 - 11:03 AM]
Longhorn Network Set to Air Iowa State at Texas Football Game
It was previously announced that LHN will carry the Texas opener and Coach Charlie Strong debut, North Texas at Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7:00/6:00c.

[07/08/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Productions Recruits "The Americans'" Writers/Executive Producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields for Two-Year Overall Deals
The two-year agreements between FXP and both Weisberg and Fields cover all projects developed for television, as well as continued service on "The Americans."

[07/08/14 - 10:52 AM]
"Gator Boys" Returns to Animal Planet with a Giant Croc of New Episodes Starting Sunday, August 3
The two-part season premiere airs on Sunday, August 3, with "Mission to Mexico" at 8:00/7:00c and "Mayhem in Matzalan" at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/08/14 - 10:20 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Talks Exclusively with Matthew Sandusky in a Revealing "Oprah Prime" Airing Thursday, July 17 on OWN
In his first television interview since the 2012 conviction of Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, Matthew reveals never-before-heard details of the sexual abuse he experienced as a child at the hands of his adopted father.

[07/08/14 - 10:08 AM]
CBS Television Studios Announces Its Thursday Lineup of Blockbuster Panels at Comic-Con 2014 on July 24
"Scorpion," "Under the Dome" and "Reign" are among the participating series.

[07/08/14 - 09:57 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Five New Series
"Crowded House," "Tiny House Builders," "Half Price Paradise," "Colonial Rehab" and "Amish RENOgades" are among the newcomers.

[07/08/14 - 09:56 AM]
FOX Sports Loads Bases for 2014 MLB All-Star Game
This year, with the addition of FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports' coverage of the Mid-Summer Classic includes more than 25 hours of MLB original programming, more than ever before.

[07/08/14 - 09:55 AM]
Rob Dyrdek's New Flavor of Comedy Starts This Thursday, July 10th
Look for the return of "Ridiculousness" and the premiere of "Snack-Off" starting at 10:00/9:00c on MTV.

[07/08/14 - 09:24 AM]
Starz Original Series "Outlander" To Present at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 on Friday, July 25th
Cast members Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish and Lotte Verbeek are among those slated to appear.

[07/08/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Sharknado" Generates a Perfect Transmedia Storm!
Said offerings include a companion book and video game.

[07/08/14 - 09:01 AM]
MTV Turns Up the Drama Dial with the Series Premiere of "Finding Carter"
The series premieres with back to back episodes tonight Tuesday, July 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/08/14 - 08:51 AM]
The 49th Annual Broadcast of the MDA Show of Strength Telethon Airs Sunday, August 31 on ABC
For the first time, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will invite America to help shape the content of the show to air this Labor Day weekend.

[07/08/14 - 08:43 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Achieves Its Top 18-49 Rating Since June 2 and Delivers a Season High for a Regular Telecast in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 7.

[07/08/14 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Takes Home Top Spot for FOX
FOX leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/08/14 - 08:34 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Is Up to Best-Since-Premiere Numbers and Wins Its 2-Hour Time Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 7.

[07/08/14 - 07:36 AM]
DIY Network Wins More Viewers for Second Consecutive Quarter
DIY Network spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2014.

[07/08/14 - 07:22 AM]
Artists/Contestants Named for New GSN Body Painting Competition Series, "Skin Wars," Hosted by Rebecca Romijn
The eight-episode, hour-long competition show launches Wednesday, August 6 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[07/08/14 - 07:04 AM]
USA Network Unveils Innovative Marketing Campaign for "Satisfaction," Sparking a Cultural Dialogue Around the Provocative Question: #AreYouSatisfied
In conjunction with HowAboutWe - a network of digital platforms geared toward helping couples fall in love and stay in love - the network will roll out a series of advertorials.

[07/08/14 - 06:29 AM]
Ovation's Upcoming Series "Young Marvels" Is Awarded the Parents Television Council Seal of Approval(R)
In addition to the PTC Seal of Approval, the series will be featured on PTC's Recommended TV Shows webpage and in the organization's weekly newsletter.

[07/08/14 - 06:05 AM]
Golf Channel's "Big Break" Series Selects Myrtle Beach as Backdrop for 22nd Season
The franchise's latest cycle will roll out Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/07/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 7
Updates include: Sam Waterston joins "Grace & Frankie" at Netflix; Brandon Routh to play Ray Palmer on The CW's "Arrow"; and Lorraine Toussaint boards ABC's "Forever."

[07/07/14 - 02:54 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Rookie Blue," "Big Brother" Top Originals
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight," Syfy's "Dominion" and National Geographic Channel's "Life Below Zero."

[07/07/14 - 02:44 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Brother" Continues Win Streak for CBS
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "Young & Hungry," Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing: Miami" and VH1's "Hollywood Exes."

[07/07/14 - 01:40 PM]
"Tyrant" Rules DVR Viewers - Second Episode Tops Series' Debut Among Adults 18-49
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 1.

[07/07/14 - 01:29 PM]
Lifetime Goes Live on Thursday Nights with New Weekly Talk Series, "Undone with @AmandadeCadenet," Premiering July 24
The half-hour show will explore the hot topics trending in pop culture and feature interviews with celebrities or newsmakers who will join de Cadenet to hang out and chat about anything and everything that went down that week.

[07/07/14 - 01:28 PM]
Clint Dempsey, Captain of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team, To Visit CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," Wednesday, July 9
Also featured on Wednesday, July 9 is a performance by musical guests Sleeper Agent.

[07/07/14 - 12:06 PM]
Bounce TV Posts Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Growth, Grows Viewership by 50% in Prime
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2014.

[07/07/14 - 11:58 AM]
Hit Showtime(R) Drama "Penny Dreadful" to Headline Opening Day of San Diego Comic-Con 2014
Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.

[07/07/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Announces 2014 Comic-Con Slate
"Archer," "American Horror Story," "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Strain" are among the participating series.

[07/07/14 - 11:00 AM]
Taye Diggs to Guest Star on "The Good Wife" in Season Six
He'll play a meticulous and talented equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner who decides to throw in his lot with Diane and accompany her to Florrick/Agos.

[07/07/14 - 10:32 AM]
FOX Sports Presents Most Technologically Advanced MLB All-Star Game Broadcast in History
New to MLB on FOX coverage and this year's All-Star arsenal is SideTrax from Hawkeye Technology.

[07/07/14 - 10:31 AM]
NBC's "Food Fighters" Kicks Off July 22 Pitting Amateur Cooks and Their Signature Dishes Against Top Professional Chefs
The eight-episode series will feature acclaimed culinary experts, including top chefs Cat Cora, Lorena Garcia, G. Garvin, Duff Goldman, Elizabeth Faulkner and Jet Tila.

[07/07/14 - 10:22 AM]
There's Anarchy in the Arctic in Animal Planet's Series "Ice Lake Rebels"
The new 10-episode series launches Sunday, July 27 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/07/14 - 09:24 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks Unveils Dynamic New Logo for Rebranded Hallmark Movie Channel - Network to Become Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
The brand repositioning, which will come to life across digital and linear platforms on October 1, follows the successful brand redesign for sister network, Hallmark Channel 2 years ago.

[07/07/14 - 09:11 AM]
Spike TV Orders Season 2 of "Thrift Hunters"
The new episodes will air on Sunday nights this fall at 9:30/8:30c, following Spike's hit original series, "Auction Hunters".

[07/07/14 - 08:56 AM]
ABC Family Celebrates the 100th Episode of "Pretty Little Liars" by Offering a Sneak Peak of the First Act on WATCH ABC Family
The sneak preview is only available to viewers for the next 15 hours.

[07/07/14 - 08:55 AM]
In Second Quarter, HGTV Again Lands #1 Spot Among Cable Networks on Weekends
HGTV spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2014.

[07/07/14 - 08:45 AM]
Syfy's Original Event Series "Ascension" Commences Production in Montreal
Newly cast are Tiffany Lonsdale, Andrea Roth, Jacqueline Byers, PJ Boudousque and Ryan Robbins.







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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.

[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
52 Million Viewers Tune-In to World Series Game 7
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/14 - 12:53 PM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Shakes Things Up This November with an Exciting Lineup of Theme Weeks
"Millionaire: Whiz Kids," "Celebrity Week," "Millionaire: Daytime Talk Show Week" and "Millionaire: Guinness World Records(R) Edition" are all on tap.

[10/30/14 - 11:35 AM]
GSN's "Idiotest" Settles the Ongoing Election Night Debate as Democrats and Republicans Battle It Out to Determine Who Is Smarter
The themed episode airs Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Defeats Letterman, Kimmel in All Key Ratings Categories for Week of Oct. 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 20-24.

[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Celebrates 100 Episodes by Revealing Hidden Nods to the Original Series Placed Within the Show Over the Past Five Years
Said anniversary installment airs next Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c on CBS.

[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
E! Entertainment Extends "The Soup" Host Joel Mchale Through 2016
Additionally, McHale's production company, Free Period Productions, will continue its production development deal, in which he will give the network first look rights to ideas for non-scripted series.

[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Surprises Iyanla Vanzant with Epic Home Makeover in OWN Special to Air Saturday, November 29
"Oprah Prime: Iyanla I'll Fix Your House" airs on Saturday, November 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Sweeps Into November - All-New Episodes of Fan-Favorite Dramas, Comedies, Events and Unscripted Series
The network details its programming highlights for the next month (SPOILERS!).

[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
"Banksy Does New York," A User-Generated Chronicle of the Famed Street Artist's 31 Days in New York City, Debuts Nov. 17, Exclusively on HBO
Capturing this month of madness, the film incorporates user-generated content, from YouTube videos to Instagram photos, from New Yorkers and Banksy hunters alike.

[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
Ovation's Hit Original Series "Song by Song" Continues Tuesday, December 9 with the Premiere of "Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling"
The documentary music series will focus on the wildly successful, classically trained electronic violinist, dancer and composer, who has become an internet phenomenon.

[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to Appear on the "Hollywood Film Awards(R)" Nov. 14 Live on CBS
They join previously announced guests Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O'Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.

[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
National Geographic Channel Will Go Under the Covers on the Science of Sleep in Television Event "Sleepless in America" Premiering Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 PM ET/PT
The film spotlights our nation's sleep-loss epidemic, revealing the serious consequences of not sleeping enough and explaining how we became a society that fails to prioritize sleep.

[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.