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[08/05/10 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 5
Updates include: Richard Schiff set for "Criminal Minds" spin-off; Doug Liman to helm MTV pilot; and Noah Reid to topline Syfy's "Three Inches."

[08/05/10 - 03:23 PM]
Rosie O'Donnell Makes Her Return to Daytime Television Exclusively on Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network
"It's an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network," said Rosie O'Donnell.

[08/05/10 - 01:46 PM]
From Pirate to Prisoner: Animal Planet to Air "Whale Wars" Special Featuring Eco-Maverick Peter Bethune
The special is slated to air following the season finale of BLOOD DOLPHINS on Friday, September 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/05/10 - 01:42 PM]
'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' and 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' Triumph in July 26-30 Late-Night Ratings
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 26-30.

[08/05/10 - 12:46 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Launches "Nightlineprime"
"Secrets of Your Mind -- Why We Do What We Do," originally dubbed "Head Cases," premieres Thursday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/05/10 - 12:45 PM]
Nightline Bests "Letterman" 16 Consecutive Weeks in Total Viewers - First Time in 11 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 26-30.

[08/05/10 - 11:58 AM]
FOX and Appnation Partner to Launch "Pimp My App!" Contest
The winning developer of the "Fringe" app will receive $10,000.

[08/05/10 - 11:38 AM]
Second Season of Adult Swim's Delocated! Expands to 30 Minutes
The live-action series returns Sunday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/05/10 - 11:21 AM]
The Miss America Organization Announces the Bachelor's Chris Harrison as the 2011 Miss America Pageant Host on Abc
The 90th anniversary event airs Saturday, January 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/05/10 - 10:03 AM]
Epix Celebrates the Big 4-0 with Kevin Smith
"Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40," a two-hour special, will premiere in October.

[08/05/10 - 09:47 AM]
TLC Plays with Food with New One Hour Special "Extreme Food Sculptors"
The special, from Stone & Company Entertainment, premieres Monday, August 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/05/10 - 09:12 AM]
Mary Hart Announces Her Final Season with Entertainment Tonight
Hart said: "I've had the privilege of spending 29 years doing something I love - how often does that happen?"

[08/05/10 - 09:11 AM]
Big Brother Wednesday Wins Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 4.

[08/05/10 - 08:36 AM]
Exclusive: Logo, TV Land, VH1 Confirm Fall Plans
VH1 will be the busiest of the trio, offering up a half dozen originals in the next few months.

[08/05/10 - 04:02 AM]
Nigel Lythgoe Returns to "American Idol" as Executive Producer
Lythgoe joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the milestone 10th anniversary season.

[08/04/10 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 4
Updates include: AMC pushes "Breaking Bad" to July; Courtney Ford to visit The CW's "The Vampire Diaries"; and Austin Winsberg books "Zombies vs. Vampires" at NBC.

[08/04/10 - 03:32 PM]
Brad Bessey Named Executive Producer of "The Talk," CBS's New Daytime Talk Show
Bessey comes from "Entertainment Tonight," where he was a co-executive producer.

[08/04/10 - 03:16 PM]
NBC Drops "Breakthrough" After Two Weeks
Repeats of "Minute to Win It" will replace the Tony Robbins-led series effective immediately.

[08/04/10 - 03:04 PM]
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club Miami" Is #1 Program on Cable in W18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 3.

[08/04/10 - 02:34 PM]
Bravo's "The Rachel Zoe Project" Premiere Shuts It Down Becoming Most Watched Episode in Series History
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 3.

[08/04/10 - 02:17 PM]
HBO Documentary Films Sets Lineup of Hbo2 Presentations for the Second Half of 2010
Said offerings begin with WOMAN REBEL on August 18 and wrap with TOP 10 MONKS in December.

[08/04/10 - 02:16 PM]
HBO Unveils a Diverse Slate of Thought-Provoking Documentary Films for the Second Half of 2010
MY TRIP TO AL-QAEDA, THE FENCE and TEENAGE PAPARAZZO are all due in September.

[08/04/10 - 01:42 PM]
Disney XD's Premiere of "Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You" Is Among the Channel's Top 3 Telecasts of the Year
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Monday, August 2.

[08/04/10 - 12:47 PM]
Daily Blowouts, Spray Tans and Cat Fights Are Back When Season Two of the Hit Reality Series "Jerseylicious" Premieres Sunday, September 5 at 8pm on the Style Network
The show's sophomore season will run for an expanded 20 episodes.

[08/04/10 - 12:02 PM]
Interview: "Dark Blue" Star Dylan Mcdermott, Executive Producers Rick Eid & Doug Jung

[08/04/10 - 10:15 AM]
Production Has Begun on "Lemonade Mouth," a Disney Channel Original Movie
The film stars Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, Blake Michael, Naomi Scott, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Christopher McDonald.

[08/04/10 - 10:14 AM]
Superstars Take the Stage as Tim Mcgraw Hosts "Cma Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Wednesday, September 1, on Abc
The special features performances by Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and more!

[08/04/10 - 09:58 AM]
Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts Heat Up CMT's "Invitation Only" Stage with All-New Episodes Premiering This Fall
Said installments kick off Monday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/04/10 - 09:52 AM]
Bravo and Groupon Partner for Exclusive "Top Chef" Promotion
Beginning today, Groupon will offer consumers a discount coupon at eight "Top Chef" related properties across the country.

[08/04/10 - 08:36 AM]
ABC's Shaq VS. Opens Season 2 at Series Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 3.

[08/04/10 - 08:29 AM]
MTV Adds to Original Movie Slate with High School Comedy "Made: The Movie" Premiering Tuesday, August 24 at 10pm ET/PT
This marks the third premiere from the new slate of original movies produced in association with MTV.

[08/04/10 - 08:07 AM]
SyfY.com Posts Best July Ever in All Key Traffic Metrics
Syfy spins the digital numbers for the month of July.

[08/04/10 - 07:06 AM]
With the Fastest-Growing Primetime Audience in All of Cable, Investigation Discovery Gives Viewers Even More to Fall in Love With, Launching a Captivating New Slate of Fall Series and Specials
New series include WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY?, HARDCOVER MYSTERIES and THE WILL: FAMILY SECRETS REVEALED.

[08/04/10 - 07:01 AM]
FOX and Ustream Partner for "Teen Choice 2010" Red Carpet Live Webcast
Newly added stars include Dianna Agron, Charley Bewley, Justin Chon, Jon Chu, Chase Crawford, Nina Dobrev, Jimmy Fallon, Selena Gomez, Kiowa Gordon, Ed Helms and Joshua Jackson.

[08/03/10 - 06:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 3
Updates include: Jeff Goldblum departs USA's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"; Sara Rue to host The CW's "Shedding for the Wedding"; and Sherry Stringfield to star in Josh Berman's Lifetime pilot.

[08/03/10 - 01:45 PM]
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Gsp VS. Team Koscheck Cast Is Announced
Season 12 of the UFC franchise premieres Wednesday, September 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/03/10 - 01:30 PM]
NBC to Air Special 'Minute to Win It' Episode Featuring Former Miss USA and Miss Universe Titleholders
Said installment will air Monday, August 23 as a lead in to "The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant."

[08/03/10 - 12:52 PM]
The Wednesday Edition of 'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Program of the Week in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 26-August 1.

[08/03/10 - 12:20 PM]
Jonas L.A. Hits Series Highs in Total Viewers, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 26-August 1.

[08/03/10 - 11:20 AM]
HGTV Set to Launch 'HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway' in September
Fans can get their first on-air tour of the home during the "HGTV Urban Oasis 2010" special on Monday, September 6.

[08/03/10 - 10:56 AM]
FX Orders Pilot Production of Alabama
The cable channel likewise details the pilot, from Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.

[08/03/10 - 10:55 AM]
FX Likes Louie
The network formally announces the show's second season renewal.

[08/03/10 - 10:52 AM]
CBS Extends Its Summer Winning Streak to Six Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 26-August 1.

[08/03/10 - 10:35 AM]
ABC Is the Only Major Net to Post Gains Over the Year-Ago Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 26-August 1.

[08/03/10 - 10:26 AM]
Icarly Is Basic Cable's Top Telecast This Week, with Almost 8 Million Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of July 26-August 1.

[08/03/10 - 10:20 AM]
FX at TCA: Landgraf Renews "Louie," Orders "Alabama"
Plus: the FX topper talks "Damages," DVRs and cable series becoming "status symbols" for actors.

[08/03/10 - 10:07 AM]
NBC Pulls Back Curtain on New Fall Season with 'The NBC Primetime Preview Show'
The program is estimated to air nearly 500 times over broadcast, digital and cable platforms beginning August 7.

[08/03/10 - 09:35 AM]
Groundbreaking Comedy Troupe "The Kids in the Hall" Reunite on Ifc
"Death Comes to Town" premieres with back-to-back episodes on Friday, August 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/03/10 - 09:02 AM]
Lady Gaga Dominates Nominations for the "2010 MTV Video Music Awards" with Thirteen Nods While Eminem Comes in Second with Eight
The annual event will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12.

[08/03/10 - 09:00 AM]
Total Nonstop Action (Tna) Wrestling's 'Tna Reaction' to Premiere on Spike
The one-hour series will air on Thursday nights beginning August 12 at 11:00/10:00c.







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[10/02/14 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Criminal Minds," "Stalker" Push CBS to Top Spot
Plus: FOX's "Red Band Society" grows by 10% while ABC's "Black-ish" falls 24% from last week's episodes.

[10/02/14 - 08:16 AM]
USA Network's Sexy Original Drama "Satisfaction," Scores a Season Two Renewal
The cable channel has ordered 10 new episodes of the drama, from Universal Cable Productions.

[10/02/14 - 08:06 AM]
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[10/02/14 - 08:04 AM]
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[10/02/14 - 08:01 AM]
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[10/02/14 - 08:01 AM]
Disney XD Orders Second Season of Lucasfilm's Animated-Triumph "Star Wars Rebels" Ahead of Its Television Premiere
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[10/02/14 - 07:47 AM]
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[10/02/14 - 07:37 AM]
Nickelodeon Serves Up Bone-Chilling Halloween Premieres, Including Hour-Long Crossover Special "Haunted Thundermans," Beginning Oct. 11 at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
The Thundermans and the Hathaways combat the ghouls in a one-hour crossover special.

[10/02/14 - 07:36 AM]
Discovery Channel Goes Deep Inside an Alaskan Outlaw Town in All New Series "Edge of Alaska"
The newcomer launches Friday, October 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[10/02/14 - 07:03 AM]
Jay Bilas Signs Extension with ESPN Through 2023
Bilas, who is featured on ESPN's game and studio coverage, will call top men's college basketball games involving the nation's marquee teams and conferences and will be present at the Men's Final Four through studio coverage.

[10/01/14 - 09:02 PM]
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"When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only... Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks," said Sandler.

[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
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[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
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TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Moves to Tuesdays
Newcomer "Utopia" will now only air once a week: Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
E! Reunites the Most Outrageous Patients When "Botched Reunion: Show & Tell" Airs Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Maria Menounos hosts the two-part special, in which Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow reunite to look back at the nationwide success of the first season and welcome some of their most outrageous patients.