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[08/06/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 6
Updates include: Aly Michalka joins the cast of The CW's "iZOMBIE"; Ryan Hansen boards NBC's "Bad Judge"; and Jeffrey Wright among the latest cast in HBO's "Westworld."

[08/06/14 - 10:01 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for August 6
Next week returning guest judge, actress and dancer Jenna Dewan-Tatum will join judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy.

[08/06/14 - 04:31 PM]
James Van Der Beek Joins the Cast of "CSI: Cyber"
He will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics recruited by Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) for his war efforts in Afghanistan.

[08/06/14 - 03:06 PM]
FYI Orders Second Season of Hit Docuseries "Married at First Sight"
11 new one-hour episodes will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[08/06/14 - 12:40 PM]
DirecTV's Audience Network Acquires Acclaimed British Series "Uncle" from BBC Worldwide North America
The series about an out-of-work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with his 12-year-old nephew will premiere on DirectTV's Audience Network Wednesday, October 14 at 8:30/7:30c.

[08/06/14 - 12:30 PM]
Heather Olander Named SVP, Alternative Series Development and Production for Syfy
In the short term until early next year, Olander will continue in her current role as Senior Vice President USA alternative development and production.

[08/06/14 - 12:22 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Explores Enigmatic Pitching Role in "Closer Kingdom"
The one-hour special uses stunning cinematography, exterior interviews in natural settings and unique access to delve into the hierarchy, the routines and the mindset of baseball relievers with specific attention to the raw nature of the MLB closer.

[08/06/14 - 12:01 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Second Season of "Girl Meets World," the #1 Series Among Kids and Tweens
Since its June premiere, "Girl Meets World" has ranked as television's number one series among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.

[08/06/14 - 10:05 AM]
Former Athletes, Including NFL Players and Olympic Gold Medalists, Change Their Lives on "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," Kicking Off Sept. 11 on NBC
The contestants are led by former NFL players Scott Mitchell and Damien Woody, as well as Olympic gold medalist and former professional tennis star Zina Garrison.

[08/06/14 - 10:02 AM]
ESPN and Charter Communications Sign Distribution Agreement for SEC Network
With the addition of Charter, the SEC Network will be available to more than 91 million households nationwide.

[08/06/14 - 09:57 AM]
VH1 and K.Michelle Team Up to Bring Her Music to Life with "K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul - The Musical"
Premiering Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c, the dark, cautionary tale is directed by Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris Elba.

[08/06/14 - 09:38 AM]
Starz Original Series "Power" Rises in Finale
Starz spins the numbers for Saturday, August 2.

[08/06/14 - 09:37 AM]
NFL on FOX Stacks Broadcast Teams for 20th Anniversary Season
Joe Buck (@Buck) and Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman), the NFL's longest-running game broadcast team will return for their 13th season.

[08/06/14 - 09:27 AM]
New Series "Pond Stars" Transforms Dreary Backyards into Tranquil Retreats, Premieres Sept. 5 at 10 PM
The Nat Geo WILD series follows Chicago-based water feature specialists at Aquascape, Inc. as they combine technology with natural design principles to create beautiful, low maintenance water features that transform landscapes into retreats.

[08/06/14 - 09:15 AM]
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series(TM) Game to Feature San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings at Levi's(R) Stadium
Launched last season by the NHL, the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series(TM) featured four games in 2014, all of which were played in sold out stadiums.

[08/06/14 - 09:06 AM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return to Host "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Live from Nashville on the ABC Television Network November 5
The popular pair used "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" to make the announcement when the concert special aired last night on ABC.

[08/06/14 - 08:49 AM]
Travel Channel Launches Season Seven of "Mysteries at the Museum" with History Explorer Don Wildman
The 13 all-new, one-hour episodes will premiere on Fridays starting on Friday, September 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/06/14 - 08:42 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/06/14 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with the "CMA Music Festival"
The Alphabet claims the top spot among adults 18-49 last night, narrowly edging NBC.

[08/06/14 - 08:20 AM]
ABC Wins Tuesday with the CMA Music Festival Hitting Its 2nd-Highest Numbers in 5 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/06/14 - 08:14 AM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Welcomes Celebrity Guests to Compete in the New Craig Ferguson Hosted Game Show
The series, executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, launches September 22 across more than 93% of the country including the top 50 U.S. markets.

[08/06/14 - 07:58 AM]
Ovation Investigates the World's Biggest Art Mysteries in New Original Series - "Raiders of the Lost Art"
Over the course of six riveting, one-hour episodes, the series delves into art mysteries that have perplexed investigators, law enforcement and art experts for decades.

[08/06/14 - 07:55 AM]
The New York Comedy Festival Announces 2014 Line-Up
Among the many highlights of this year's festival is the legendary Bill Cosby, who will perform at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 8.

[08/06/14 - 06:31 AM]
"Rewrapped" Returns for a Second Season Filled with Even More Iconic Snack Foods and Culinary Competition
The series returns with the first of 13 new episodes on Monday, September 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/05/14 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 5
Updates include: Justin Willman to host Comedy Central's "Sleight of Mouth"; Josh Casaubon to topline Amazon's "Down Dog"; and Glenn Gordon Caron inks overall deal with 20th.

[08/05/14 - 03:59 PM]
Disney Television Animated Series "The 7D" and "Gravity Falls" Ascend to Series Highs on Disney XD
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, August 4.

[08/05/14 - 02:39 PM]
"Street Outlaws" Hits Series High and Tops Monday Night in Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, August 4.

[08/05/14 - 02:28 PM]
GSN to Launch Online Series "Skin Wars: The Naked Truth with Kandee Johnson"
The project is a weekly online companion show featuring recaps and exclusive interviews related to GSN's new highly anticipated TV series.

[08/05/14 - 02:07 PM]
You Are Cordially Invited to VH1's First "Dating Naked" Wedding Special!
Who will tie the knot? Tune in to "Dating Naked" on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c for the reveal.

[08/05/14 - 01:54 PM]
CBS Slates Back-to-Back Episodes of "Extant" for Wednesday, August 20
Look for installments at both 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c.

[08/05/14 - 01:51 PM]
"Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" Makes Hallmark #1 on Saturday
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, August 2.

[08/05/14 - 12:32 PM]
Syfy's "Sharknado" Franchise Devours 18.2 Million Viewers!
Syfy spins the numbers for its "Sharknado" offerings to date.

[08/05/14 - 12:22 PM]
Bravo Media Launches 24/7 Online Destination for New Real-Time Dating Series "The Singles Project"
The hub will serve as a rich interactive extension allowing fans to impact the on-air storylines.

[08/05/14 - 11:33 AM]
A+E Networks Brings Back the Emmy-Winning Docuseries "Intervention" After 13 Groundbreaking Seasons to LMN
Production will begin this summer and the series is slated to air in first quarter of 2015.

[08/05/14 - 11:32 AM]
Disney XD Sets Multi-Year Highs in Prime; "Lab Rats" Hits Series Highs in Target Demos
Disney XD spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 11:31 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's Second Annual "SharkFest" Discovers the Real, Up Close and Personal Story of Sharks and Their Incredible Place in Our Ecosystem
On tap is the season finale of "Monster Fish with Dr. Zeb Hogan," tracking down two of Australia's most dangerous river shark species.

[08/05/14 - 11:20 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 in Primetime on Basic Cable Among Adults 18-34 for the First Week of August 2014
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 11:14 AM]
Avan Jogia to Play King Tutankhamun on Spike TV's Event Series "Tut"
The project will be shot entirely on location in Morocco and Canada this fall and will debut on the network in 2015.

[08/05/14 - 11:00 AM]
TNT Opens August with Sixth Consecutive Weekly Win
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 10:47 AM]
NBC Wins the July 28-Aug. 3 Week Among the Big 4 in 18-49 and Total Viewers, With NFL's Hall of Fame Game #1 in 18-49 and "Talent" #1 in Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 10:32 AM]
Syfy Enlists Wolfgang Petersen to Develop "Ghost Brigades"
Additionally, Jake Thornton and Ben Lustig (both currently developing Winter's Knight for Columbia Pictures) have been signed to write the pilot.

[08/05/14 - 10:31 AM]
MTV and Dimension TV Announces Director and Cast for "Scream" Pilot
Willa Fitzgerald, Amy Forsyth, John Karna, Carlson Young and Amadeus Serafini will topline the project, from director Jamie Travis.

[08/05/14 - 10:30 AM]
FXX's "The League" Soundtrack to Be Released Today
It contains 16 original songs, including fan favorites Birthday Song, Vaginal Hubris, Do The Vinegar Strokes as well as "The League" theme song.

[08/05/14 - 09:58 AM]
ABC Family Declares "Funday"! New Monthly Programming Event Featuring Fan-Favorite Movies Begins Saturday, August 16th at 6:00PM ET/PT
Kick back, grab some snacks and spend the weekend with Mulan, Rapunzel, Ariel and Pocahantas.

[08/05/14 - 09:58 AM]
ABC Surges to 7-Week Highs to Deliver Its Strongest Non-NBA Week This Summer
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 09:46 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Grows to Multi-Week Highs and Ranks as the Week's #1 Syndie Talker in All Key Measures
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of July 21-25.

[08/05/14 - 09:09 AM]
Oxygen Media Presents Advance Screenings of "Preachers of L.A." Season Two Exclusively at AMC Theatres in Select Markets on Tuesday, August 12
In addition, Oxygen will air four "Preachers of L.A." after-show specials beginning Wednesday, August 27 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/05/14 - 09:00 AM]
E!'s "Secret Societies" Cuts to the Truth About Plastic Surgery with "Pursuit of Perfection" Premiering Thursday, August 7th at 8:00PM ET/PT
This special exposes it all from the unimaginable injectable drugs and weight loss secrets to gender transformation surgeries and the latest nip and tuck operations.

[08/05/14 - 08:49 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Ties Its Second-Best 18-49 Rating in More Than Two Years
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 4.

[08/05/14 - 08:48 AM]
Starz Play Launched on Xbox One - "Outlander," More Great Starz Original Series Aad Movies Available for TV Viewing
The company's other authenticated online services, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY, are progressing in development and expected to launch on Xbox One by year-end 2014.

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[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.