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[08/14/14 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 14
Updates include: Justine Lupe joins the cast of ABC's "Cristela"; Derek Hough to recur on ABC's "Nashville"; and Gilles Marini to visit NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura."

[08/14/14 - 02:05 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Saturday Night Programming in Primetime Leads in Live + 3 Ratings
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, August 9.

[08/14/14 - 12:10 PM]
Cameron Mathison and Sarah Lancaster Star in "Along Came a Nanny" A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 12
Valin Shinyei, Marcie Juiles and Tom McBeath also star in the project.

[08/14/14 - 12:06 PM]
In Remembrance of Robin Williams, Special Presentations of the Animated Film "Aladdin" Are Set for This Weekend on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior
Williams voiced the 1992 film's treasured character, Genie.

[08/14/14 - 11:35 AM]
Fox Television Group Executive Announcements
Gary Newman and Dana Walden announced today that they have promoted Joe Earley to Chief Operating Officer for Fox Television Group (FTG) and appointed David Madden President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX).

[08/14/14 - 10:52 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Best the Aug. 4-8 Late-Night Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 4-8.

[08/14/14 - 10:50 AM]
History Television Event Series "Texas Rising" Premieres Memorial Day 2015
Among the ensemble cast: Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Rhys Coiro, Jeremy Davies, Chad Michael Murray, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow and Kris Kristofferson.

[08/14/14 - 10:38 AM]
Comedy Central Launches "Comedians Crashing Couches" Presented by AT&T, A Multiplatform Reality Series Starring Comedian Nikki Glaser Premiering Thursday, August 14
The series follows Glaser as she enters the lives and living space of eight housemates and tries to learn what makes them tick.

[08/14/14 - 10:32 AM]
FOX Sports Live Launches Friday Night College Football Pregame Show, "Countdown to Kickoff"
In-studio analysts include Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Petros Papadakis and Dave Wannstedt.

[08/14/14 - 10:01 AM]
Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith to Headline Time Warner Cable and Lifebeat 2014 "MTV Video Music Awards" Concert Friday, August 22 in Los Angeles
Time Warner Cable will be holding a ticket giveaway exclusively for customers in the Southern California region on August 18.

[08/14/14 - 09:56 AM]
Celebrate "Uncle Grandpa Day" with Cartoon Network on August 21
Throughout the entire day, look for every single episode of the series.

[08/14/14 - 09:38 AM]
New Team, New Night: "Inside the NFL" Set for Seventh Season on Showtime(R)
Brandon Marshall and Boomer Esiason join Phil Simms as analysts, along with new host Greg Gumbel, when the series returns on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/14/14 - 09:02 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Announces 2014-16 Directing Program Participants
This year's judges included producers from ABC's "Scandal" and "Castle" as well as Disney Channel's "Liv & Maddie" and "Crash and Bernstein."

[08/14/14 - 08:45 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 13.

[08/14/14 - 08:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with CBS
"America's Got Talent" is the night's most-watched program while "Big Brother 16" tops adults 18-49.

[08/14/14 - 08:22 AM]
Syfy's "Helix" Infects Steven Weber and Matt Long
Filming for the series' 13-episode second season is currently underway in Montreal, Quebec.

[08/14/14 - 08:17 AM]
National Geographic Channel Partners with Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis in New Special, "The Walk Around the World"
The new special documents former British paratrooper Karl Bushby as he walks from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., as part of an epic, record-setting journey.

[08/14/14 - 08:03 AM]
VH1 Rock Docs Takes You Down South for "ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game" Premiering Tuesday, September 2 at 10PM ET/PT
The 90-minute documentary investigates the rich, complex untold story of Atlanta's fascinating rise to the top of the rap industry, which created a major force within American music.

[08/14/14 - 08:01 AM]
Hit Magic Group "The Illusionists" to Perform During "America's Got Talent" Aug. 20 Live Results Show on NBC
"The Illusionists" have traveled all over the globe performing astonishing acts of levitation, mind-reading, illusion and disappearance but this November they will come to Broadway at the Marquis Theater.

[08/14/14 - 08:00 AM]
HBO's Emmy(R)-Winning Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" Begins Its Eight-Episode, Fifth and Final Season Sept. 7
New cast members include Jim True-Frost, Matt Letscher, Giampiero Judica and Louis Cancelmi.

[08/14/14 - 07:42 AM]
Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry Have a Little Throwback Thursday Fun with the CMT Exclusive Video Premiere of "Keep It to Yourself"
The song is Musgraves' current single, and the fourth from her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park.

[08/14/14 - 07:41 AM]
Champions Return to FOX Sports - UEFA Champions League and CONCACAF Champions League Action Kicks Off on August 19
Early season coverage is highlighted by two-dozen matches over eight days in late August from the UEFA Champions League, the world's premier international club competition, and the CONCACAF Champions League, the region's top club competition.

[08/14/14 - 06:31 AM]
Netflix Announces Upcoming Stand-Up Comedy Slate
Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, and Chelsea Peretti join the diversified slate of original stand-up comedy specials airing in all territories where Netflix is available.

[08/14/14 - 06:08 AM]
NBC Joins Forces with iHeartRadio for Digital Premiere of New Romantic Comedy "A to Z," From Warner Bros. Television
The show's pilot is now available, seven weeks before its linear launch in October.

[08/14/14 - 03:01 AM]
Reelz Honors Robin Williams with Two Specials Produced by OK! TV
Look for "Robin Williams Remembered" and "Robin Williams ScreenLife" tomorrow, Friday, August 15 on the cable channel.

[08/13/14 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 13
Updates include: Lone Scherfig steps in to helm ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club"; Carla Gugino to recur on HBO's "The Brink"; and Thandie Newton snags role on HBO's "Westworld."

[08/13/14 - 10:01 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for August 13
Next Wednesday, returning guest judge Christina Applegate will join judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as the Top Six finalists will be paired up with All-Star partners to perform for America's votes.

[08/13/14 - 05:08 PM]
Video: "iZombie" - Comic-Con 2014 Panel Highlights & Fan Q&A
Creator Rob Thomas and the cast talk about adapting "iZombie" for television.

[08/13/14 - 04:25 PM]
Bravo Media and Universal Cable Productions Announce Additional Casting for "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
Alanna Ubach has joined the cast while Matthew Glave and Virginia Williams have booked recurring roles.

[08/13/14 - 03:33 PM]
Oxygen Media's "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" Becomes Network's Highest-Rated Freshman Series Premiere of the Year Among All Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 12.

[08/13/14 - 02:42 PM]
ABC Family's "Chasing Life" Records Series Highs in Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 12.

[08/13/14 - 02:06 PM]
Video: "Arrow" - Comic-Con 2014 Panel Highlights
Stephen Amell and the cast talk season three at the "Arrow" Comic-Con Panel.

[08/13/14 - 01:21 PM]
ABC Family Pulls the Plug on "Twisted"
The news comes on the heels of today's fourth season renewal of "Switched at Birth."

[08/13/14 - 01:20 PM]
DirecTV Goes "Rogue" with a 20 Episode Order from Entertainment One
Production is slated to begin in January 2015 with the first ten episodes set to premiere on DirecTV's Audience Network in Spring 2015 and the remaining ten episodes scheduled to air in 2016.

[08/13/14 - 01:04 PM]
Discovery's #1 Rated Show "Gold Rush" Gets Parker Schnabel's Take on Last Year and What's to Come for Season 5
Tune in on Tuesday, August 19, beginning at 8:00/7:00c for an inside look at the series.

[08/13/14 - 12:46 PM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Discovery at Comic-Con for Animated Shorts Program, "Cupcakery of Doom"
The project will be developed into an animated short and, as with all content chosen for Nickelodeon's global Animated Shorts Program, it will have the potential to air on the network.

[08/13/14 - 11:45 AM]
ABC Family Green-Lights the Critically-Acclaimed Hit Drama Series "Switched at Birth" for a Fourth Season
"Fans will be clamoring for season four and to know what happens with Daphne and Bay after the season three finale next week," said Tom Ascheim.

[08/13/14 - 11:17 AM]
Roloff Relationships Continue to Evolve in TLC's "Little People Big World"
The series returns for the first of five new episodes on Tuesday September 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/13/14 - 10:02 AM]
Encore Honors the Brilliant and Beloved Icon - Robin Williams - With Film Tribute on Sunday, August 17th
The tribute will feature the Oscar(R) winning film Good Will Hunting, for which he won an Oscar(R) for Best Supporting Actor, One Hour Photo, Cadillac Man, RV and the Oscar(R) nominated film Awakenings.

[08/13/14 - 09:59 AM]
HBO Renews "The Leftovers" for a Second Season
"We are thrilled to bring back 'The Leftovers' for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta," said Michael Lombardo.

[08/13/14 - 09:29 AM]
WGN America Expands Original Programming Slate
The network announced its next straight-to-series order for the scripted drama "Titans," and the start of pre-production and a writers' room, with an eye toward a series order, for the scripted series "Underground."

[08/13/14 - 09:24 AM]
"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" Premieres Tuesday, September 2 with a Look Toward the Next Chapter for Anna, Elsa and Friends
The ABC special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

[08/13/14 - 09:14 AM]
Two-Hour Special "American War Generals" Takes an Unprecedented Look at the History of the U.S. Army, Premieres 9/14 at 8 PM
With unique inside access to America's most elite military leadership, National Geographic Channel will give viewers a new, intimate perspective on foreign policy and our modern military.

[08/13/14 - 09:07 AM]
Video: Season Three of E!'s "Total Divas" Premieres Sunday, September 7th at 9PM ET/PT
During the sophomore run of the series, "Total Divas" reached over 7.7 million total viewers and 4.6 million adults 18-49.

[08/13/14 - 08:40 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Virtually All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 11.

[08/13/14 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Hits 10 Week-Highs and "20/20" Delivers Strong Numbers at 10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 11.

[08/13/14 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: ABC gets a boost from its last-minute special "20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams."

[08/13/14 - 07:34 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "Surviving Evil" Returns for a Second Season Showcasing Inspiring Women Who Fought Back Against Their Attackers and Lived to Tell Their Stories
The 10-episode second season premieres Wednesday, September 3 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/13/14 - 07:19 AM]
USA Network to Help Combat Human Trafficking with Gripping "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Marathon and Powerful New Episode of "Graceland"
Daniel Sunjata and Serinda Swan will host the 10-hour marathon, airing this Sunday, August 17.

[08/13/14 - 06:55 AM]
FOX Sports Launches College Football Campaign: Sorry for All the Football
FOX Sports is aware of the ramifications of its actions and is sorry for ruining plans and relationships from late August through early December.







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[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
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[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
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