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[07/15/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 15
Updates include: "Saturday Night Live" announces departures; Raymond J. Barry to recur on The CW's "The 100"; and Aaron McGruder books a new project at Adult Swim.

[07/15/14 - 08:39 PM]
Video: "Utopia" - Watch a First Look at Pioneer Casting Interviews!
Look for the three-night series premiere beginning Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/15/14 - 06:55 PM]
The CW Shuffles Its Monday Comedy Lineup
A full hour of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will now lead into "Seed" at 9:00/8:00c and "Backpackers" at 9:30/8:30c.

[07/15/14 - 03:08 PM]
Highest Viewership for NBCSN's Nightly "Tour Primetime" Show Since Lance Armstrong's Comeback in 2009 & Up 40% from '13
NBCSN spins the numbers for its Tour de France to date this year.

[07/15/14 - 03:05 PM]
Lifetime Renews Big Hit "Little Women: LA" for Second Season
The show's first season will conclude next Tuesday, July 22, at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/15/14 - 03:02 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Under the Dome," "Home Run Derby" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," TNT's "Murder in the First" and History's "Ice Road Truckers."

[07/15/14 - 02:37 PM]
With Season Highs, ABC Family's "The Fosters" Soars to 5-Month Highs in Key Measures
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, July 14.

[07/15/14 - 02:27 PM]
"Hot in Cleveland's" Animated Episode Shows Life in Cleveland If LeBron Never Left, A Zombie Apocalypse Hitting the City and Guest Star Steven Tyler as a Magic Genie
Said installment airs Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00/9:00c on TV Land.

[07/15/14 - 01:14 PM]
Three Hit CBS Series Return to Comic-Con(R) 2014, Joined by the Network's High-Octane New Fall Drama
"The Big Bang Theory," "Under the Dome" and "Person of Interest" will be presented alongside newcomer "Scorpion."

[07/15/14 - 01:13 PM]
ESPN Extends Agreement to Televise the CrossFit Games
Beginning with this year's 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., ESPN networks will televise more live action than ever starting Friday, July 25 on ESPN.

[07/15/14 - 01:05 PM]
SEC Network Digital Platform Begins Roll-Out
Fans with the SEC Network will have exclusive access to hundreds of additional live events through SEC Network + on SECNetwork.com and via WatchESPN.

[07/15/14 - 12:41 PM]
NFL Stars Larry Fitzgerald and Earl Thomas III Go Head to Head and Face Being Dunked Live at Nickelodeon's Inaugural "Kids' Choice Sports 2014"
Fitzgerald and Thomas will face off to see who can first hit a bulls-eye target that dunks the other into a tank filled to the brim with a surprise substance.

[07/15/14 - 12:25 PM]
For the First Time Ever Celebrities and Their Families Will Play for Charity When the Fifth Season of Hub Network's "Family Game Night" from Hasbro Studios Returns, August 3
Joey Lawrence, Marlee Matlin, Jon Heder, Niecy Nash, Tracey Gold, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Lorenzo Lamas and Melissa Rivers are among the participants.

[07/15/14 - 12:08 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Brother" Tops Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for FX's "The Strain," Showtime's "Masters of Sex" and Lifetime's "Devious Maids."

[07/15/14 - 12:03 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Dateline NBC" Keeps Win Streak Alive
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Presumed Dead in Paradise," TLC's "Sex Sent Me to the ER" and Travel Channel's "The Dead Files."

[07/15/14 - 11:19 AM]
A&E's Emmy(R)-Nominated Series "Wahlburgers" Returns for a Second Season with 9 All-New Episodes Premiering Wednesday, August 13 at 10PM ET/PT
Mark, Donnie, Paul and Alma are joined by an additional cast of characters, including Wahlberg brothers Arthur and Bob, their nephew Brandon and special guest, New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski.

[07/15/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Premiere of "Extant" Is the Week's Most Watched Program
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/14 - 10:05 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 for the Primetime Week of July 7-13 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/14 - 10:04 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Series Premiere Dates for the 2014-2015 Season
"Forever" will be kicking off premiere week with two new episodes on Monday, September 22, and Tuesday, September 23.

[07/15/14 - 09:49 AM]
Spike TV Develops Original Event-Series Based on the Crusades
Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime, Mark Sennet Entertainment, Michael Finch and Academy Award(R)-winning writer David Franzoni are behind the project.

[07/15/14 - 09:17 AM]
ABC Grows Week to Week and Year to Year by Double Digits
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/14 - 09:10 AM]
Stand Up To Cancer and The V Foundation Establish Grants Program for Young Researchers
A highlight of ESPY Day - a vision of former ESPN President and V Foundation board member George Bodenheimer - will be the special announcement of the collaboration during The 2014 ESPYS by Robin Roberts.

[07/15/14 - 09:10 AM]
Celebrate Your Favorite Holidays with Your Favorite ABC Family Series
Look for all-new episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to deliver some Halloween thrills during the network's annual programming stunt "13 Nights of Halloween."

[07/15/14 - 09:09 AM]
Salaam Coleman Smith Joins ABC Family as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Programming
Coleman Smith most recently served as President, Strategic Initiatives for NBCUniversal's Cable Entertainment Group.

[07/15/14 - 09:08 AM]
Ovation Waltzes in as a Prima Sponsor of the 4th Annual "Celebration of Dance" Gala Presented by the Dizzy Feet Foundation
As part of the partnership, Ovation will be producing a new PSA for the Foundation, to air on Ovation's linear and digital platforms.

[07/15/14 - 08:45 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Equals Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since June 2 and Sets a Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 14.

[07/15/14 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Is Ranks #1 in Its Slot in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 14.

[07/15/14 - 08:41 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Jumps the Shark When It Unleashes... "Shart Week 2014," A Weeklong Exhibition of the Finest in Poop-Themed Programming, Beginning Sunday, August 3 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Tosh.0," "Futurama," "South Park," "Workaholics," "Chappelle's Show" and "Key & Peele" are among the themed episodes.

[07/15/14 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef," "24" Finale Put FOX in Front
The network claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/14/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 14
Updates include: Yahoo in talks to revive FOX's "Enlisted"; Kristen Connolly joins the cast of ABC's "The Whispers"; and quartet boards NBC's "Aquarius."

[07/14/14 - 04:50 PM]
Terry McDonough Will Direct Pilot of New Syfy/Alcon TV Series "The Expanse"
The network recently announced that three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane will star in the 10-episode space opera as the world-weary Detective Miller.

[07/14/14 - 04:16 PM]
Jean Pigozzi Asks the Questions Others Won't in New Esquire Network Original Series "My Friends Call Me Johnny"
The eight-part series premieres Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c, beginning September 3.

[07/14/14 - 04:15 PM]
Esquire Network Announces New Fall Season Programs, Premiere Dates
Newcomers "My Friends Call Me Johnny" and "Car Matchmaker" will join returning entry "White Collar Brawlers."

[07/14/14 - 03:58 PM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Three New and Two Returning Series Increasing the Network's Ambitious Slate
"Million Dollar Listing New York" and "Southern Charm" are both due back while scripted drama "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" will premiere Tuesday, December 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/14/14 - 03:57 PM]
Exclusive: "American Dad," Kitchen Nightmares" to Sign Off from FOX with Originals in September
Look for back-to-back originals from "American Dad" on Sunday, September 14 at 9:00/8:00c with another installment the following Sunday, September 21 at 9:30/8:30c.

[07/14/14 - 03:47 PM]
Oxygen Media Unveils New Logo and Tagline - Very Real to Launch Across All Platforms on Tuesday, October 7
The network also announced two greenlights, "It Takes A Sister" and "After Happily Ever After," along with three development projects, "The Assistants," "Party INC." and "Stranded At Work."

[07/14/14 - 02:39 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "20/20," "Dateline" Claim Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "The Almighty Johnsons," Investigation Discovery's "A Question of Innocence" and Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World."

[07/14/14 - 02:06 PM]
First Ever My Little Pony Mega Mare-athon Featuring Every Single Episode of All Four Seasons of "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" Back-to-Back, Starts August 4, on the Hub Network
The monumental marathon finishes on Friday, August 8 with three specials airing for the first time on the Hub Network.

[07/14/14 - 01:42 PM]
America's Most Iconic Cheerleaders Prove That It Takes More Than Just a Pretty Face and Good Dance Moves in an All-New Season of "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" Premiering Friday, August 8 on CMT
This season, DCC hopefuls face the most talented crop of candidates from around the world the organization has ever seen.

[07/14/14 - 01:36 PM]
Food Truck Hopefuls Hit the Road for Coast-to-Coast Culinary Road Trip of a Lifetime in Season Five of "The Great Food Truck Race"
Hosted by Tyler Florence, the seven-episode series premieres on Sunday, August 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/14/14 - 01:28 PM]
2014 World Cup Final on ABC: Most-Watched Men's World Cup Championship Ever
ESPN spins the ABC numbers for Sunday, July 13.

[07/14/14 - 01:00 PM]
More Superstar Performances Announced for "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airing Tuesday, Aug. 5 on the ABC Television Network
Summer's hottest concert special just got hotter with the addition of reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert - including a fiery duet with Carrie Underwood - to the star-studded lineup.

[07/14/14 - 12:49 PM]
Marvel Announces an All-New Thundering Title on ABC's "The View" Live Tuesday, July 15
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg, co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy and guest co-host Ana Belaval will reveal the latest explosive title.

[07/14/14 - 12:36 PM]
"The Colbert Report" Welcomes New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at www.ColbertNation.com with URL and embed links.

[07/14/14 - 12:30 PM]
Lights, Camera, Carrie: NBC's "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" Starring Carrie Underwood Hits the Big Screen in Theaters Friday, July 25
The piece is a 2 1/2-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year's "Sunday Night Football" show open featuring Underwood and NFL stars.

[07/14/14 - 12:04 PM]
SEC Network Completes Football Commentating Roster and Assignments
Heisman winning quarterback Andre Ware and former Georgia lineman Matt Stinchcomb have both signed multi-year agreements to join the network as college football analysts when it launches August 14.

[07/14/14 - 12:01 PM]
Howie Mandel Mentors Comics as They Prepare for a Hilarious Improv Comedy Challenge at Universal Studios on "Last Comic Standing" July 17
One by one, each contestant take over as Studio Tour guides on the world-famous Studio Tour as it navigates the world's largest movie and television production studio.

[07/14/14 - 11:47 AM]
CNBC Announces Fall Primetime Lineup
Return series "The Profit" and "The Car Chasers" will join newcomer "The Filthy Rich Guide" and the expanded weeknight strip of "Shark Tank."

[07/14/14 - 11:26 AM]
Hit Series "Long Island Medium" Returns to TLC on Sunday, August 3 at 9/8c
Throughout the entire season, viewers will have their very own chance to win a reading from Theresa and get the surprise of their lives as she visits the lucky winner at home live on the air.

[07/14/14 - 10:52 AM]
Pam Oliver Elevated to Senior Correspondent
Oliver, the longest-tenured NFL sideline reporter, a fixture at games since joining FOX Sports in 1995, continues in that role, this year working with play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and analyst John Lynch.







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[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 05:41 PM]
NBC Shuffles Its Friday Lineup; "Constantine" to Open Night
Beginning January 16, look for "Constantine" at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Grimm" at 9:00/8:00c and "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.