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[07/10/14 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 10
Updates include: FOX cuts final season of "Glee" to 13 episodes; Cinemax renews "The Knick" prior to launch; and Lucy Griffiths to depart NBC's "Constantine" in favor of new lead.

[07/10/14 - 04:44 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Extant," "Big Brother 16" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for FX's "The Bridge," ABC Family's "Mystery Girls" and Bravo's "Untying the Knot."

[07/10/14 - 02:24 PM]
Netherlands-Argentina: ESPN's Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed FIFA World Cup Semifinal Match
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 9.

[07/10/14 - 02:15 PM]
Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins Star in "Olive Kitteridge" - Miniseries Debuts on HBO This Winter
Based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, the project comes from writer Jane Anderson and director Lisa Cholodenko.

[07/10/14 - 02:13 PM]
Queen Latifah Stars in and Executive Produces HBO Films' "Bessie," The Story of Iconic Blues Singer Bessie Smith, Written and Directed by Dee Rees, Shooting in Atlanta and Debuting in 2015
Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and Mo'Nique also star.

[07/10/14 - 02:13 PM]
Mike Nichols to Direct Meryl Streep in HBO Films' Adaptation of "Master Class," Terrence McNally's Tony Award-Winning Play About Maria Callas
"It is a terrific play written with awareness of a great artist's process," says Mike Nichols, "and it will be one great artist playing another."

[07/10/14 - 02:12 PM]
HBO's Emmy(R)-Winning Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" to Return for Eight-Episode, Fifth and Final Season Sept. 7
In the final season, which takes place in the depths of the Depression in 1931, Nucky Thompson recalls his Atlantic City roots and plots a post-Prohibition future.

[07/10/14 - 02:11 PM]
Exclusive HBO Series "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways," Documenting an Eight-City Journey Into the Heart of America's Musical Identity, Debuts in October
The unprecedented eight-part documentary series digs deep into the heart and soul of America's musical identity.

[07/10/14 - 02:10 PM]
"Getting On," An Offbeat, Comedic Look at the Dysfunctional Staff of a Beleaguered Hospital, Returns for Its Second Season This November, Exclusively on HBO
The critically-acclaimed show follows the daily lives of nurses and doctors as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system.

[07/10/14 - 02:09 PM]
"The Comeback," Starring Lisa Kudrow, And Created and Executive Produced by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow, Returns as a Limited Comedy Series This November, Exclusively on HBO
"It was almost too fun to play Valerie Cherish the first time around," observes Lisa Kudrow. "I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character."

[07/10/14 - 02:08 PM]
"On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z," Presenting Their First Collaborative Tour, Debuts in September, Exclusively on HBO
Taping September 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris on the only international leg of their current tour, the special will feature the superstars performing more than 40 songs.

[07/10/14 - 01:49 PM]
ESPNU Covers College Football Media Days
Coverage begins with SEC Media Days from Hoover, Ala. (July 14 -17) and continues with 2014 College Football Media Days featuring the American, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, and Pac-12 (July 21-23 and July 28-29).

[07/10/14 - 01:43 PM]
FX Networks' 45 Emmy(R) Award Nominations Sets a Basic Cable Record for the Most Nominations in a Single Year
FX Networks' 45 nominations surpassed its previous high of 26 in 2013.

[07/10/14 - 01:25 PM]
HBO Confirms Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2014
Among the new films to debut in the weekly slot are Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's "The Newburgh Sting," an inside look at the rarely told story of the FBI's involvement in a homegrown terror case.

[07/10/14 - 01:10 PM]
In a "Big Brother" First, Fans Can Track the Physical Activities of Their Favorite Houseguests Starting Tonight
Fans will have the opportunity to not only track the Houseguests' every move, but also their physical data, including weight, number of steps taken, miles traveled, calories burned and active minutes.

[07/10/14 - 01:05 PM]
NBC Sports Group Nominated for Four Primetime Emmy Awards for Sochi Olympics
"No single event captures the world's attention and imagination like an Olympics Opening Ceremony," said Jim Bell.

[07/10/14 - 01:00 PM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2014-2015 Season
Highlights include new dramas "Gotham" (September 22), "Red Band Society" (September 17) and "Gracepoint" (October 2).

[07/10/14 - 12:54 PM]
TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" Receives Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program
The series received its second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

[07/10/14 - 12:27 PM]
Red, White & Fight Week Was Knockout Success for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for July 2-6.

[07/10/14 - 12:24 PM]
El Rey Network Acquires Rights to "Miami Vice," The Iconic '80s Cop Show That Redefined the Genre
"Miami Vice," which debuted on NBC in 1984, will join El Rey's line-up beginning January 2015.

[07/10/14 - 12:23 PM]
Beginning Wednesday, October 8, El Rey Network and One Three Media Launch a New Night of Original Unscripted Content
Said offerings include "Lucha: Uprising" (WT) from Emmy Award(R)-winning producer Mark Burnett featuring character-driven freestyle wrestling; and "Cutting Crew," chronicling the antics and edgy artistry of a new breed of barbers.

[07/10/14 - 12:22 PM]
El Rey Network Bites Into Season Two of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" with Production Set to Begin This October in Austin
Season two will be comprised of 13 hour-long episodes, three additional as compared to season one.

[07/10/14 - 12:21 PM]
Famed Directors Guillermo del Toro and Quentin Tarantino Sit Down with Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez for Upcoming Installments of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair"
The project is a series of hour-long specials featuring the industry's most notable directors engaging in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking.

[07/10/14 - 12:20 PM]
El Rey Network Spies Second Season of "Matador" with 13-Episode Greenlight of Hour-Long Thriller
A sneak peek of the premiere episode becomes available this week on numerous platforms including iTunes, Vudu and Xbox 360.

[07/10/14 - 11:40 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Honored with a Record 21 Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (6), "The Colbert Report" (6), "Key & Peele" (4), "Futurama" (2), "South Park," "Inside Amy Schumer" and "@midnight" all received nominations.

[07/10/14 - 10:35 AM]
Video: Meet Agent Kallus, Imperial Enforcer in Disney XD's "Star Wars Rebels"
Revealed here in this special behind-the-scenes video, Kallus is an Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) agent.

[07/10/14 - 10:27 AM]
Showtime(R) Honored with 24 Emmy(R) Nominations
The pay channel received the most lead actor and actress series nominations of any broadcast or cable network this year with six nominations.

[07/10/14 - 10:27 AM]
CBS Leads All Broadcast Networks with 47 Emmy Award Nominations
The network received nods for Outstanding Comedy Series ("The Big Bang Theory"), Reality-Competition Program ("The Amazing Race") and Structured Reality Program ("Undercover Boss").

[07/10/14 - 10:04 AM]
"Extant" Delivers the Summer's Largest Audience for a Scripted Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 9.

[07/10/14 - 09:56 AM]
"The 2014 ESPYS Countdown Show Live" from the Red Carpet with Interviews, Musical Performances, Fashion and More
The countdown show, in its fifth year, will bring fans close to the action as presenters, nominees, celebrities and other athletes arrive for the highly-anticipated award show.

[07/10/14 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Takes on Comic-Con International 2014
"Once Upon a Time," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," "Resurrection" and "Marvel's Agent Carter" are among the featured series.

[07/10/14 - 09:54 AM]
SundanceTV Receives Primetime Emmy(R) Nomination for Unscripted Series "The Writers' Room"
The series is up for Outstanding Information Series or Special, a first in the category for the network.

[07/10/14 - 09:39 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Receives Primetime Emmy Nomination for Documentary Film "Running from Crazy"
The film follows Academy Award-nominated actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway and explores her family's history of mental illness and suicide.

[07/10/14 - 09:23 AM]
"College Football Live" Returns to ESPN July 14
Hosted by Chris Cotter with a rotating cast of analysts, the half-hour show will emphasize discussion and opinions on the day's biggest news in a roundtable format.

[07/10/14 - 09:16 AM]
HBO Receives 99 Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations, The Most of Any Network This Year
"Game of Thrones" led all nominees with 19 nominations, while "The Normal Heart" received 16, "True Detective" received 12 and "Veep" received 9.

[07/10/14 - 09:12 AM]
AMC Garners 26 Emmy(R) Award Nominations
Among the shows recognized were "Breaking Bad" (16 nominations), "Mad Men" (8) and "The Walking Dead" (two).

[07/10/14 - 09:04 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Encore Finishes Its Second Hour Within a Tenth of a Rating Point of CBS's "Extant" Premiere in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 9.

[07/10/14 - 08:35 AM]
IFC Scores Eight Emmy(R) Award Nominations
"Portlandia" garnered six nominations, the most in the series' history.

[07/10/14 - 08:30 AM]
truTV Continues Bold Brand Evolution with Four New Series and Refreshed Logo
truTV's announcement raises the total number of series greenlit by the network over the past nine months to 13.

[07/10/14 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Extant" Premiere Tops Viewers, "Big Brother" Leads Viewers
Said duo puts CBS in front among both categories last night.

[07/10/14 - 07:43 AM]
Lifetime Sets New Network Record with 17 Emmy(R) Award Nominations
"The Trip to Bountiful," "Bonnie & Clyde," "Flowers in the Attic," "Project Runway," "Return to Zero," "Anna Nicole" and "House of Versace" all received nominations.

[07/10/14 - 07:38 AM]
CNN Original Series "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" and "The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy" Honored with Nine Combined Emmy Award Nominations
"We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN's Original Series," said Jeff Zucker.

[07/10/14 - 07:37 AM]
Starz Receives a Network Record of 11 Emmy(R) Award Nominations
The network garnered one nomination in the Outstanding Miniseries category for its original miniseries, "The White Queen."

[07/10/14 - 07:30 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Pilot of "The Magicians," Adaptation of Lev Grossman's Best-Selling Fantasy Series to Be Produced by Universal Cable Productions
The pilot script was written by John McNamara and Sera Gamble with Michael London and Janice Williams serving as producers.

[07/10/14 - 07:21 AM]
FOX Sports GO to Live Stream MLB All-Star Game
FOX Sports GO is currently available for iOS, Android, and Kindle phones and tablets, select Windows devices, and on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.

[07/10/14 - 07:06 AM]
"You Herd Me" with Colin Cowherd Premieres July 14 on ESPN2
The fast-paced 30-minute production will be highlighted by Cowherd's unique opinions and personality.

[07/10/14 - 07:04 AM]
Bravo Media Receives Four Emmy(R) Nominations for 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
"Top Chef," "Inside the Actors Studio," "Flipping Out" and "Million Dollar Listing New York" each received a nod.

[07/10/14 - 07:04 AM]
Shiba Inu Takes Victory Lap as Animal Planet's World Pup Names Its "Top Dog"
On Saturday, July 12, Animal Planet treats viewers to a full-day of dog programming, beginning with a marathon of "Bad Dog!"

[07/10/14 - 06:28 AM]
ESPN at The Open Championship
The second-oldest seaside links golf course in England will be hosting the championship for the 12th time.

[07/10/14 - 05:53 AM]
Crackle Among 66th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Nominees
Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" was recognized in the "Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs" category.







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[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
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The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
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[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
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[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
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[05/04/16 - 01:03 PM]
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[05/04/16 - 01:01 PM]
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[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
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The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
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Experience college through Mike Wazowski's eye, whip up recipes with Remy, and cheer on Wreck-It Ralph and Aladdin as they attempt to prove themselves as heroes.

[05/04/16 - 11:57 AM]
GSN to Launch First Spinoff Series from "Skin Wars" Franchise; "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
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[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
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[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
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[05/04/16 - 10:08 AM]
TNT Teams Up with E4 on "Foreign Bodies"
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[05/04/16 - 10:01 AM]
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Abby Wambach Joins ESPN
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[05/04/16 - 09:39 AM]
E! Announces Four New Unscripted Series as the Pop Culture Powerhouse Continues to Expand on Successful Primetime Slate
Highlights include a spin-off of hit franchise "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) set against the sunny, sexy backdrop of South Florida.

[05/04/16 - 09:34 AM]
Netflix Celebrates "Marseille"
In advance of the series launch on May 5, Netflix surprised the residents of Marseille today in true Hollywood fashion when a french twist of the original "Hollywood" sign was erected to overlook the city.