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[08/04/14 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
Updates include: Netflix chief confident on more "Arrested Development"; "The Big Bang Theory" co-stars ink new three-year contracts; and Natalie Zea cast in ABC's "Members Only."

[08/04/14 - 09:00 PM]
Video: A Seven-Minute First Look at "Star Wars Rebels" to Air on Disney XD Tonight, Monday, August 4th
Catch an exclusive sneak peek at the first seven-minutes of the upcoming Disney XD animated series.

[08/04/14 - 05:58 PM]
NBC Renews Thursday Night Comedy "Welcome to Sweden"
The series, created by Greg Poehler, has been renewed for a 10-episode second season.

[08/04/14 - 02:47 PM]
DIRECTV to Provide New SEC Network on August 14, 2014
The first college football game on the new network will air August 28 featuring #20 Texas A&M vs. #9 South Carolina.

[08/04/14 - 12:23 PM]
Hyundai Genesis Identified as Presenting Sponsor for TNT's "Legends"
Starting August 6, fans can enjoy the full-length, premiere episode a week prior to the series' television debut by accessing TNT Video on Demand (VOD) on their TV.

[08/04/14 - 12:16 PM]
CBS's Premiere Week Wednesday Features an All-Reality Lineup That Includes a Big Season Opener and Climactic Finale
Plus: "Extant" will now wrap its freshman run on Wednesday, September 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/04/14 - 12:05 PM]
Cartoon Network Invites Fans to Take Over with New CN Sayin' App
The app provides a system for fans to create video content in the form of various weekly activities, including acting like a television host or quoting favorite shows.

[08/04/14 - 11:27 AM]
"America's Next Top Model" Returns for Second Cycle Featuring Guys and Girls
The model hopefuls will compete for a career-launching prize package that includes returning prize suppliers Nylon Magazine, GUESS and Next Model Management.

[08/04/14 - 11:24 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live Plus 7-Day Playback Lifts for the Week of July 14
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[08/04/14 - 11:13 AM]
TV Land Picks Up Season Four of "The Soul Man" Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash
The series, which also co-stars Wesley Jonathan, has been picked up for 12 episodes.

[08/04/14 - 11:10 AM]
ESPN Networks Showcase 19 Games during Seventh Annual "College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon"
The schedule includes 17 men's games and two top-25 women's matchups concluding with the fourth annual State Farm Champions Classic from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

[08/04/14 - 11:08 AM]
Carter Blackburn Returns to CBS Sports - Named Lead Play-by-Play Announcer for CBS Sports Network
Blackburn also will call college football for CBS Sports, including SEC games on the weeks the Network features two SEC ON CBS match-ups.

[08/04/14 - 11:02 AM]
Spike TV Teams up with Ray Lewis to Help Coaches with Anger Issues in "Coaching Bad"
The show features nine coaches who have recognized that they need to change their combative and often bombastic ways if they want to continue in the profession they love.

[08/04/14 - 11:00 AM]
IDW Entertainment And Ideate Media To Bring Douglas Adams' "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" To Television
Max Landis has been tapped to write the pilot and Executive Produce.

[08/04/14 - 10:15 AM]
"10 Things You Don't Know About" Starring Henry Rollins Returns to H2(TM) - New Season Premieres Saturday, August 16 at 10:00PM ET/11PT
In the new season, viewers will learn the true story of the American flag and journey through Texas to reveal the epic past of the Lone Star State.

[08/04/14 - 09:02 AM]
Syfy Premieres New Competition Series "Wizard Wars" on Tuesday, August 19 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
Each episode begins with two teams of magicians going head-to-head with a limited amount of time to create an original routine.

[08/04/14 - 08:53 AM]
Rosie O'Donnell to Participate in a Live Twitter Chat During the East Coast Broadcast of "The Fosters" Tonight, Monday, August 4, on ABC Family
To ask Rosie a question, fans should tweet at her handle @Rosie and include the hashtag #TheFostersChat.

[08/04/14 - 08:49 AM]
Oxygen Media Pits 18 Passionate Nail Artists Against One Another in "Nail'd It" Premiering Tuesday, October 7 at 9 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Adrienne Bailon, the series pits 18 of the best up-and-coming nail artists against one another as they claw their way to the top to claim a life-changing grand prize of $100,000.

[08/04/14 - 08:37 AM]
Comedy Central Sets Fall 2014 Schedule Featuring "South Park," "Tosh.0," "Key & Peele" and More
Other premieres include "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution," "Brickleberry" and "Adam Devine's House Party."

[08/04/14 - 08:34 AM]
NBC Wins Eight of Eight Primetime Half-Hours with Coverage of the NFL Hall of Fame Game and "Wrestlemania 30"
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 3.

[08/04/14 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Kicks Off Preseason on Top
NBC's coverage of the Hall of Fame Game leads the night in adults 18-49.

[08/04/14 - 08:33 AM]
Nickelodeon Launches New Nick.com with Unique Horizontal Layout, Edge-to-Edge Design, TV Everywhere and Slate of Original, Digital-Only Series
Nick.com's first digital-only series kicks off today, Monday, August 4, with the debut of "Welcome to the Wayne," developed and produced by Nickelodeon expressly for its digital platforms.

[08/04/14 - 08:25 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" and "Rising Star" Post Demo Gains Against the NFL Hall of Fame Game
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 3.

[08/04/14 - 08:24 AM]
Lexus and TV One Announce the Season Four Premiere of Lexus "Verses and Flow" on Saturday, August 16, at 10 P.M. EST
The eight-episode season will feature mega-watt stars Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe, Johnny Gill, Ruben Studdard, Candice Glover, Gary Clark Jr., Sebastian Mikael, Leela James, Anthony Hamilton, Alice Smith and Mali Music.

[08/04/14 - 07:33 AM]
Nickelodeon and Paramount Television Team Up on New Live-Action, Musical Comedy Series "School of Rock"
The network has ordered 13 episodes of the series, which is scheduled to begin production this fall and premiere in the spring of 2015.

[08/04/14 - 07:02 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and Suddenlink Announce Broad Multi-Year Distribution Agreement
The renewal agreement enhances the multichannel business model and supports the companies' mutual goal to deliver the best video content to customers across multiple platforms.

[08/04/14 - 06:02 AM]
Amazon Fire TV Selection Continues to Grow: New Services Include WATCH Disney Channel, MLB.TV, NFL Now, A&E Channel, and More
Lifetime, Outside TV, Young Hollywood, North Face TV, Fashion TV, Green TV and Dailymotion will also be available to Fire TV customers.

[08/04/14 - 06:01 AM]
Rob Morrow Leads Cast as Hallmark Channel Goes Into Production on "Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle"
Michelle Harrison, Britt Irvin, Sarah-Jane Redmond and Andrew Francis also star in the project.

[08/03/14 - 09:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with Two Hours of "20/20"
The Alphabet wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/02/14 - 08:59 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 1.

[08/02/14 - 08:46 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet's mainstay "20/20" helps the network claim top honors in the key demographic.

[08/01/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 1
Updates include: Charlotte Ross to play mom to Felicity Smoak on The CW's "Arrow"; Peter MacNicol joins "CSI: Cyber" at CBS; and David Zayas to recur as Salvatore Maroni on FOX's "Gotham."

[08/01/14 - 02:28 PM]
WGN America's "Manhattan" Rises To More Than 2.2 Million Total Viewers In Live + 3 Viewing For Its Multi-Channel Premiere Across WGN America And Tribune Stations Nationwide
WGN America further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 27.

[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.

[08/01/14 - 06:01 AM]
Season Two of Orignal Crackle Series "Cleaners" to Premiere Tuesday, August 19
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Emily Osment, Gina Gershon, David Arquette and Missi Pyle co-star in the series.

[07/31/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 31
Updates include: Rob Mcelhenny to visit FOX's "The Mindy Project"; Mark Moses among latest bound for Showtime's "Homeland"; and John Stamos to guest on ABC's "Galavant."







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[08/27/14 - 04:20 PM]
Video: Jim Jefferies - Official Trailer - Only on Netflix
Filmed during the Boston run of his recent stand up tour, Netflix and Jim Jefferies go "Bare" on August 29.

[08/27/14 - 02:34 PM]
Finale of "Pretty Little Liars" Is the Summer's #2 Most-Tweeted Drama/Comedy Telecast, Behind Only Its Summer Premiere
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 02:00 PM]
FX Isn't Clowning Around: Network Orders Zach Galifianakis Comedy Series "Baskets"
The network has ordered 10 episodes of Baskets and production will begin next year with the series scheduled to launch in 2016.

[08/27/14 - 01:39 PM]
John Legend and Lee Ann Womack Come Together for an All-New Episode of "CMT Crossroads"
Said special will air Friday, September 26 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/27/14 - 01:00 PM]
"I (Heart) Nick Carter" Premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10PM
The series will follow the most popular member of the Backstreet Boys and his bride-to-be Lauren as they chart the sometimes rocky path to "I Do."

[08/27/14 - 12:22 PM]
Iconic Houdini Posters Recreated with Adrien Brody Released
Said stunt is timed with the premiere of the mini-series on Monday, September 1 and 2 at 9:00/8:00c on History.

[08/27/14 - 12:02 PM]
Animal Planet Catches Celebrities When "Tanked" Returns with New Episodes on Friday, September 19
Shaquille O'Neal, Pete Rose, Mario Lopez, Wilmer Valderrama and Theresa Caputo are among those featured in the new season.

[08/27/14 - 11:46 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Scandalous New Series "Young, Hot & Crooked" Exposes Good Teens Gone Bad
The newcomer will launch with back-to-back episodes on Friday, September 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/14 - 11:01 AM]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to Make Her First Visit to CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Wednesday, Sept. 3
Also featured that night is an interview with actress Kristen Wiig, star of the upcoming film "The Skeleton Twins," and a performance by musical guests The New Pornographers.

[08/27/14 - 10:13 AM]
TLC's "Breaking Amish" Is Brooklyn-Bound
Look for the new season on a new night beginning Thursday, September 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/14 - 09:53 AM]
Central Perk Opens in New York City to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Premiere of "Friends"
The fully functioning pop-up Central Perk coffee bar will be located at 199 Lafayette Street (at the corner of Broome Street) in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood.

[08/27/14 - 09:13 AM]
"Mr. Pickles" and "Squidbillies" Dominate With an Animation Doubleheader!
Look for both series on Sunday nights beginning September 21 at 11:30/10:30c.

[08/27/14 - 09:04 AM]
MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Returns on Monday, October 6 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Adding to the drama this season is a twist that will make finding the perfect match more challenging, as an eleventh girl will join the house as a double match for one of the guys.

[08/27/14 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces the 18 Castaways Competing on "Survivor"
The Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 29th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/27/14 - 08:51 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Two-Hour Time Period Among the Big 4 by a Margin of 91% and by 65% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.