[monday, august 18, 2014]    
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[08/18/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 18
Updates include: Sharlto Copley tapped as male lead on PSN's "Powers"; FOX formally passes on "Cabot College"; and Niels Arden Oplev to helm USA's "Mr. Robot."

[08/18/14 - 03:06 PM]
Disney Channel Original Movie "How to Build a Better Boy" Attracts 4.6 Million Total Viewers and Over 1 Million Views on Popular WATCH Disney Channel App
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/18/14 - 02:04 PM]
"The Big Catch: 2014 FOX Sports Football Preview" Premieres Aug. 21 on FOX Sports 1
Avid bass fisherman and former NFL great Randy Moss baits his hook with analysts Brian Urlacher, Joel Klatt and Peter Schrager for a weekend of fishing and in-depth football talk on California's Big Bear Lake.

[08/18/14 - 01:45 PM]
TLC Picks Up Additional Hours of "Kate Plus Eight"
Cameras will follow Kate and the kids as they travel to Boston and explore different parts of New England on a family vacation.

[08/18/14 - 12:41 PM]
Bravo Media Honors the Late Robin Williams with His Appearance on the Emmy Award-Winning "Inside the Actors Studio" Thursday, August 21 at 8PM ET/PT
The episode originally aired on Sunday, June 10, 2001, and for the 250th episode of "Inside the Actors Studio," fans chose Williams' appearance as their favorite in a poll on BravoTV.com.

[08/18/14 - 12:11 PM]
EPIX Kicks Off the Fall Season with a Series of Blockbuster Premieres
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Wolf of Wall Street, Labor Day, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and I, Frankenstein will all debut on EPIX in September.

[08/18/14 - 11:48 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Premieres Monday, September 8, 2014 with Multi-Talented New Host Terry Crews at the Helm
Crews will infuse his contagious enthusiasm, larger-than-life personality and boundless energy into the long-running franchise as each contestant sets out to win $1 million.

[08/18/14 - 10:37 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights Docuseries "Lachey's Bar" Following Brothers Nick and Drew Lachey as They Open a Bar in Their Hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio
Production begins immediately on 10 half-hour episodes and the series is slated to premiere in 2015.

[08/18/14 - 10:22 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Reaches 1st Anniversary as Prime Time's Fastest Growing Sports Channel
FOX Sports spins the numbers for the year to date.

[08/18/14 - 10:20 AM]
Complete Cast of "Thursday Night Football" Pregame Show on NFL Network & CBS Announced
Joining the previously announced set featuring host James Brown and analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher will be an additional set featuring host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci.

[08/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Destination America Hunts Local Spirits in the Most Chilling Places Across America in the All-New Series "Ghost Asylum"
A fearless crew is on a quest to hunt down chain-rattling ghosts and scary apparitions by any means possible, even if that requires luring themselves as the decoy.

[08/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
Massive Marketing Campaign Underway to Continue Momentum for "The Blacklist"
For on-air purposes, a round-up of Red's favorite one-liners will be set to AC/DC's classic rock song "Back in Black" and will be in heavy rotation on all of NBC's dayparts.

[08/18/14 - 09:56 AM]
Video: "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z" - Trailer (HBO)
The concert special premieres Saturday, September 20 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[08/18/14 - 09:46 AM]
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" Goes Hollywood
The series - premiering Monday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c - will follow a brand new cast of celebrities and musicians.

[08/18/14 - 09:27 AM]
The Network Television Premiere of "The Hunger Games" to Air on ABC Family, Friday, October 10
The box-office phenomenon continues on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/18/14 - 09:21 AM]
"Big Brother" Delivers Its Largest Audience of the Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 17.

[08/18/14 - 09:08 AM]
George Strait's Historic Final Concert to Air Exclusively on CMT as Part of a Two-Hour Special Premiering Friday, August 29
Special guests include Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and more!

[08/18/14 - 09:05 AM]
Debbie Reynolds to Be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
Said event will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).

[08/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
TVGN Expands Original Programming Team
Jessie Surovell has been named Vice President, Development; and Kristan Giordano has been promoted to Vice President, Original Programming.

[08/18/14 - 08:35 AM]
Rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" Ranks #2 Among the Big 4 Networks in Its Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Other Key Demographics
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 17.

[08/18/14 - 08:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides NFL Preseason to Demo Crown
Primetime coverage of the Chiefs at Panthers put the network on top among adults 18-49.

[08/18/14 - 08:18 AM]
ABC's "Rising Star" Is Up 14% Against Fox's NFL Coverage on Sunday
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 17.

[08/18/14 - 07:02 AM]
"Yukon Men" Returns to Discovery for a Third Season on Tuesday, September 2 at 9 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a preview special, "Wild Lives," airing Tuesday, August 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/18/14 - 06:32 AM]
Jennifer Hudson and Magic Have Been Added to the Musical Lineup for "Fashion Rocks(R)," A Live Concert Celebrating the Powerful Relationship Between Fashion and Music, Tuesday, Sept. 9 on CBS
Previously announced musical performers include Afrojack, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, KISS, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Rita Ora, Pitbull and Usher.

[08/18/14 - 06:05 AM]
Hallmark Channel Has Rescued "Happy," The Cat to Serve as the Network's First-Ever Feline Ambassador, Star-in-the-Making and Team Captain of the Beloved "Kitten Bowl" Franchise
"Happy" will not only be the face of the "Kitten Bowl" franchise, but the cat will also star in several of the network's upcoming original movies, series and specials.

[08/17/14 - 09:07 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
The Peacock's "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" is once again the night's top draw.

[08/17/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Is Currently the #1 Primetime Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 16.

[08/16/14 - 09:02 PM]
Showtime(R) Wins Emmy(R) Gold Including Top Honors for Documentary Series "Years of Living Dangerously" at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
"Masters of Sex," "House of Lies" and "Nurse Jackie" also were honored during the annual event.

[08/16/14 - 08:28 PM]
"Deadliest Catch" Wins Big at 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys(R)
The series took home three awards including a win for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.

[08/16/14 - 07:01 PM]
2014 Creative Arts Awards Emmy Winners List
"Saturday Night Live" took home five awards while "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," "Game of Thrones," "Sherlock: His Last Vow" and "True Detective" each nabbed four.

[08/16/14 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
The Alphabet's "20/20" and NBC's "Dateline" are the night's most-watched programs among adults 18-49.

[08/16/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Dateline" Rebroadcast Is Currently Tied as the #1 Program of the Night Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/15/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 15
Updates include: Eddie Izzard among the latest cast in PSN's "Powers"; Miranda Otto scores role on HBO's "Westworld"; and Bex Taylor-Klaus to succeed Amy Forsyth on MTV's "Scream" pilot.

[08/15/14 - 05:00 PM]
"Red Band Society: Banding Together for Good" Continues!
If $100,000 is donated by August 22, fans will get the opportunity to preview the first episode on various platforms for 100 hours.

[08/15/14 - 04:23 PM]
ABC Announces the Return of "Shark Tank Week" Sunday, September 7 to Friday, September 12
The Sharks thoughtfully fished out six episodes from last season's blockbuster haul.

[08/15/14 - 12:56 PM]
TV Land to Air Special Presentation of "20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams" This Sunday, August 17th at 9PM ET/PT
The one-hour special originally aired this past Tuesday, August 12 on ABC.

[08/15/14 - 12:52 PM]
Darius Rucker to Announce Final Nominees for "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" on Wednesday, September 3 on ABC's "Good Morning America," Live from New York City
At daybreak, Rucker will perform "Homegrown Honey," the debut single from his upcoming new album to be released in early 2015.

[08/15/14 - 11:45 AM]
Chef Gordon Ramsay Opens the Doors of "Hell's Kitchen" on the Two-Hour Season 13 Premiere Wednesday, September 10, On FOX
Season 13 also will feature the milestone 200th episode of the series.

[08/15/14 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" After Show Live Party with David Lambert, Bailee Madison and Executive Producer Peter Paige Airs Live Online on Monday, August 18
Questions can be submitted on "The Fosters" Facebook page now through the live broadcast.

[08/15/14 - 08:51 AM]
Lucy Hale to Host the 2014 "MTV VMA Red Carpet" with MTV's Sway and Christina Garibaldi Airing Live from the Red Carpet at the Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Leading up to the star-studded pre-show, MTV will air an all new episode of its hit scripted drama, "Teen Wolf," beginning at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/15/14 - 08:41 AM]
Season Finale of "Last Comic Standing" Jumps 40% Versus Last Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 43% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/15/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "NY Med" Tops Its Slot on Each Telecast in Season 2 and Spikes 34% Over Its Season 1 Finale 2 Years Ago
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/15/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Holds Off "Last Comic Standing" Finale
CBS wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/15/14 - 07:07 AM]
Starz Officially Greenlights "Book Two" of the Hit Drama Series "Outlander"
Season two will be at least 13-episodes and based upon the second of eight books in the "Outlander" series, entitled "Dragonfly in Amber."

[08/15/14 - 05:01 AM]
Fan Favorite Wins Coveted Title of "Last Comic Standing" and Prize Package Worth $250,000 at Last Night's NBC Finale
Judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters chose the winner of the competition as season eight drew to a close.

[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).

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[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."