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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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[10/21/14 - 09:48 AM]
National Geographic Channel Uncorks Television's First Kickstarter-Funded Series, "Chug"
Beginning on Monday, November 24 at 10:30/9:30c, the network is taking viewers on a bar crawl around the world with traveling "drinkaloguer" and rum company owner Zane Lamprey.

[10/21/14 - 09:21 AM]
A&E Network to Air One-Hour Special "Growing Up Gotti: Ten Years Later" on November 10 at 9PM ET/PT
The special will revisit the infamous Long Island family with some of the series' greatest moments, a chance to hear what the Gotti's really thought of their time on television and what they're up to today.

[10/21/14 - 09:16 AM]
"The Last Patrol," Following Four Men Linked by Combat as They Travel the East Coast in Honor of a Fallen Peer, Debuts Nov. 10 on HBO
In conjunction with the film's premiere, Manhattan's Anastasia Photo will present Guillermo Cervera's first solo exhibition in New York, scheduled to run from October 24 to January 4.

[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
Winner of Starz Original Filmmaking Experiment "The Chair" to Be Announced During November 8th Season Finale
The feature films created by the two first-time directors documented on the network's first unscripted series will be available for viewing exclusively for subscribers beginning on Saturday, October 25.

[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
"The Kennedys" Returns to Reelz - The Multiple Emmy Award(R)-Winning Miniseries Begins Tuesday, November 4
The first two episodes of the eight-part miniseries airing back to back starting at 9:00/8:00c with back-to-back installments each subsequent Tuesday.

[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
Nominee Voting Opens Today for "People's Choice Awards 2015"
Fans can vote to ensure their favorites are nominated across 54 categories, including "Favorite Movie," "Favorite TV Show" and "Favorite Breakout Artist," through Thursday, October 30.

[10/21/14 - 08:54 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 Monday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Most Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/14 - 08:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
Plus: The CW's "Jane the Virgin" grows by a tenth of a ratings point in its second week.

[10/21/14 - 08:31 AM]
Peyton Manning's Record-Setting Performance on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Watched by Nearly 24 Million Viewers - Best on "SNF" This Season
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/21/14 - 08:06 AM]
Discovery Digital Networks' "DNews" Reaches One Million YouTube Subscriber Milestone
DNews is hosted by Trace Dominguez and Tara Long who are at the center of a winning formula that combines science, smarts and a dose of humor to look at topics that are grabbing headlines or bound to make you scratch your head.

[10/21/14 - 08:02 AM]
Hallmark Channel Names Star Athlete and NFL Legend Boomer Esiason as Commissioner of History's First Feline Football League
Esiason will serve as spokesperson for the FFL, which includes a Scouting Combine, draft, season games and playoffs that lead up to the biggest feline showdown in history, "Kitten Bowl II."

[10/21/14 - 07:46 AM]
CMT Unveils "CMT Artists of the Year": Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban to Be Honored at Fifth Annual Awards
The 90-minute special airs live from Nashville on Tuesday, December 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/21/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting Unveil Plans for "Decades," The Ultimate TV Time Capsule, For National Distribution Across Local Stations' Digital Subchannels
As the ultimate TV time machine, "Decades" will differentiate itself from other subchannel programming services by varying the classic series and movies that appear on the network every day.

[10/21/14 - 06:50 AM]
Nickelodeon Teams Up with WWE(R) to Air "WWE Slam City(TM)" on Nicktoons' NickSports TV Block
The 26-episode series is comprised of two-minute shorts featuring WWE Superstars John Cena(R), Randy Orton(R), Sheamus(R), The Miz(TM), Rey Mysterio(R), Kane(R) and Mark Henry(R) in a new animated world.

[10/21/14 - 06:00 AM]
"Schitt's Creek," An Original Scripted Comedy Series Starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, Joins POP's Launch Slate
The series centers on a formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their two kids, who suddenly find themselves broke.