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[08/11/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 11
Updates include: Ed Harris is latest bound for HBO's "Westworld"; Patti LaBelle to guest on FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show"; and Michael Rady to visit The CW's "Jane the Virgin."

[08/11/14 - 03:28 PM]
Starz Original Series "Outlander" Romances Men and Women Alike
Starz spins the numbers for the series to date.

[08/11/14 - 03:15 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" to Feature Exclusive Preview of Michael Jackson's Never-Before-Seen Music Video for His New Single, "A Place with No Name" Wednesday, August 13, on FOX
In addition, each of the Top Eight performances will feature a Michael Jackson song, either one of his classics or from his current album, "Xscape."

[08/11/14 - 02:38 PM]
CBS to Once Again Go with Back-to-Back Episodes of "Extant" on Wednesday, August 27
The second week of dual installments will enable the series to wrap its freshman run on Wednesday, September 17.

[08/11/14 - 01:52 PM]
E!'s Hit Late Night Series "Chelsea Lately" Ends Legendary Seven Year Run with Live Finale on Tuesday, August 26 at 11:00 PM
Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock and 30 more of Hollywood's biggest stars will descend upon the famed Stage 1 at Universal Studios for one last curtain call.

[08/11/14 - 01:06 PM]
Discovery Channel Reels in Highest Ratings for "Shark Week" in 27 Years, Shattering Viewership Records
Discovery spins the numbers for Sunday, August 10.

[08/11/14 - 12:44 PM]
Hurricane Season in Full Swing on The Weather Channel
New series "Hurricane 360" and new special "Top Ten Worst Hurricanes" premiere on The Weather Channel on Monday, August 18.

[08/11/14 - 11:18 AM]
Showtime(R) to Double Pump "Homeland" on October 5
Plus: newcomer "The Affair" will now premiere a week earlier on Sunday, October 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/11/14 - 10:31 AM]
Roseanne, Russell Peters & Finalists Nikki, Lachlan and Rod Man Perform Before One Is Chosen as the "Last Comic Standing" in Aug. 14 Finale
The three finalists give it their all performing their final, funniest sets after making viewers laugh week after week with their own unique styles of comedy.

[08/11/14 - 10:26 AM]
I Have A Confession: The Truth Revealed on ID's New Series "Worst Thing I Ever Did"
The new series kicks off with back-to-back premiere episodes on Thursday, August 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/11/14 - 10:24 AM]
Electus International Options "Food Fighters" in Germany, Sweden and the Middle East
Endemol had previously optioned the show through Electus International in four other countries (France, Italy, Spain and Portugal).

[08/11/14 - 10:07 AM]
E! Announces Extensive Coverage of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards
Highlights include "Fashion Police: The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards" on Tuesday, August 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/11/14 - 10:05 AM]
Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's "The 50 Year Argument," An Inside Look at the New York Review of Books, To Debut Sept. 29, Exclusively on HBO
Their previous HBO collaborations include "Public Speaking" and the Emmy(R)-winning "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," both directed by Scorsese.

[08/11/14 - 10:04 AM]
Comedy Central(R) and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Launch New Podcast
"It's hands down the funniest, most behind-the-scenes podcast you'll ever listen to with half your attention while you do other stuff," says Jon Stewart.

[08/11/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Renews Hit Series "Suits" for Fifth Season to Premiere Summer 2015
The midseason finale is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/11/14 - 10:01 AM]
Reality Roundup: BET Networks Picks up Three New Original Unscripted Series
Keyshia Cole and Nelly as well as David and Tamela Mann are all slated to topline new projects at the cable channel.

[08/11/14 - 09:51 AM]
Bellator 123 Will Start at 8:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV on Friday, September 5
The following week, Bellator will return to its 9:00-11:00pm ET/PT timeslot.

[08/11/14 - 09:30 AM]
Video: National CineMedia (NCM) and TNT Turn Moviegoers into "Virtual Extras" On the Big Screen in New "Legends" Promotion
Utilizing green screen technology and "near real time" editing, select moviegoers were then inserted into the new Legends "trailer" as "virtual extras."

[08/11/14 - 08:49 AM]
Rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" Generates NBC's Top 18-49 Rating in Its Slot Since June 29, Excluding Sports
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 10.

[08/11/14 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA Overrun Sparks Big CBS Victory
Nearly 12 million viewers tune into the primetime portion of yesterday's telecast.

[08/11/14 - 08:46 AM]
Video: Funny Or Die Goes Behind the Scenes with TNT's New Series "Legends"
Ever wonder why Sean Bean has a tendency to die in so many of his roles?

[08/11/14 - 08:17 AM]
Audience Crowns Winner of "Food Network Star"
Close to 40 million people tuned in for the tenth outing, with culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television.

[08/11/14 - 07:39 AM]
First-Ever Over-the-Air Broadcast Television Networks for Women & Men to Launch Mon. Aug. 18 at 12:00 Noon ET
Grit and Escape are currently cleared to be seen in 50% of the country, with more distribution to be announced shortly.

[08/11/14 - 07:01 AM]
"Men in Blazers" Join NBC Sports Group in New Cross Platform Offering
A special, digital-only version of "Men in Blazers" will be available on Friday of every Premier League match week.

[08/11/14 - 06:45 AM]
CBS Sports' 2014 PGA Championship Final-Round Coverage Has 36% Increase in Ratings as Highest Rated in 5 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 10.

[08/11/14 - 06:03 AM]
Amazon's Third Pilot Season Will Premiere August 28 in the US and UK
Dramas "Hand of God" and "Hysteria" as well as comedies "Really," "Red Oaks" and "The Cosmopolitans" are all on tap.

[08/10/14 - 10:01 PM]
Winners of "Teen Choice 2014" Announced
Hosted by "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland and "Teen Wolf's" Tyler Posey, the special also honored Selena Gomez with the Ultimate Choice Award.

[08/10/14 - 10:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demos with ABC
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" and "20/20" lead their respective networks last night.

[08/10/14 - 10:35 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Matches NBC's Highest Adult 18-49 Rating in Its Slot, Excluding Sports, In 21 Months
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 9.

[08/09/14 - 08:40 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Claims Top Spot in Adults 18-49
The Alphabet's "Shark Tank" repeat and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night in the key demographic.

[08/09/14 - 08:32 AM]
"Dateline" Rebroadcast Ties as the #1 Program of the Night Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 8.

[08/08/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 8
Updates include: Geena Davis to visit ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; Yvette Nicole Brown boards "The Odd Couple" at CBS; and James Marsden part of latest casting wave on HBO's "Westworld."

[08/08/14 - 05:17 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Celebrates Its Fans with a One-Hour Special Airing as Part of ABC Family's "13 Nights of Halloween" Programming Event
The special will air in October as part of the network annual's "13 Nights of Halloween" programming event.

[08/08/14 - 01:59 PM]
Filmmaker and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez Set to Direct the Action-Packed Season One Finale of Original, Spy Thriller "Matador"
Said installment is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/08/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's 2014 Fall Programming Features Premiere of Six Hour Event Series "Ascension" Starring Tricia Helfer
Also on tap are "Haven" (Thursday, September 11), "Z Nation" (Friday, September 12), "Ghost Hunters" (Wednesday, October 8) and more!

[08/08/14 - 11:56 AM]
"Shark After Dark" Returns for a Second Season with Celebrity Guests, Shark Experts and Host Josh Wolf
Each night Wolf, alongside his wise-cracking sidekick Bob the Shark (Bob Oschack) and social media correspondent Taryn Southern, will chat with celebrity guests, shark experts and lead viewers through an hour-long celebration of all things shark-related.

[08/08/14 - 10:14 AM]
New Starz Original Series "Outlander" Sampled Nearly One Million Times
Starz spins the digital numbers for the series prior to its launch this Saturday, August 9.

[08/08/14 - 09:53 AM]
"The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Maroon 5" to Air Live on The CW, Tuesday, August 26
The one-hour special will also encore on Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/08/14 - 09:41 AM]
"Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife," The Hot Comic's Second HBO Stand-Up Special, Debuts Aug. 16; Spike Lee Directs
Taped at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Cal. on May 17 during his nationwide, "Growth Spurt" Tour, the new special features Williams' fearless take on a number of topics.

[08/08/14 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Holds Onto Top Spot for CBS
In a night filled with NFL pre-season preemptions, the Eye is still the most-watched network.

[08/08/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Happy Valley" to Premiere Exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada
Starring BAFTA winner Sarah Lancashire, "Happy Valley" is a compelling six-part drama written by BAFTA nominated writer Sally Wainwright.

[08/08/14 - 08:29 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Is Up Versus Last Week in 18-49 to Its Top Result Since June 19
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 7.

[08/07/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 7
Updates include: Christopher Menaul to helm National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus"; "Arrow's" Robert Knepper to visit The CW's "The Flash"; and CBS gives early pilot order to "Austen's Razor."

[08/07/14 - 04:57 PM]
ABC Closes "Black Box" After One Season
The freshman entry wrapped its 13-episode run last month on the Alphabet.

[08/07/14 - 02:59 PM]
GSN's "Skin Wars" Delivers Network's Second-Highest Original Series Premiere Ever
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 6.

[08/07/14 - 02:46 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Feature Groundbreaking Docu-Series "The Specials" on Sunday, September 7
All 13 episodes will air back-to-back on Sunday, September 7 from 2:30 - 9 p.m.

[08/07/14 - 01:59 PM]
Pivot's New Eco-Adventure Series "The Operatives" Starring Pete Bethune to Premiere August 17 at 10PM ET/PT
The series follows a group of former elite soldiers who have collectively spent decades defending their countries, and are now putting their expertise to use to defend the natural world.

[08/07/14 - 11:16 AM]
Desintation America Returns to the Land of the Free with an All-New Season of "Buying Alaska"
The show's 30-episode third season premieres Saturday, September 6 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/07/14 - 11:06 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Handily Outperform Timeslot Competition for Week of July 28-Aug. 1
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 28-August 1.

[08/07/14 - 11:05 AM]
Starz to Premiere "The Missing" Saturday, November 15th at 9PM ET/PT
The eight-episode dramatic thriller centers on the psychological fallout and ensuing years-long manhunt resulting from the sudden disappearance of five-year-old Oliver Hughes while on holiday with his parents in France in 2006.







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