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[08/06/10 - 06:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 6
Updates include: Ken Sanzel to depart CBS's "Blue Bloods"; Megan Boone joins NBC's "LOLA"; and the Linsons ink first-look deal with Fox Television Studios.

[08/06/10 - 06:35 PM]
Cable at TCA: Extras from Discovery, Ifc, Id, MTV, Planet Green, Science Channel, TLC & TV Land
Over two dozen additional updates, including IFC's "360 Sessions," Discovery's "Bidder Rivals," TLC's "Sarah Palin's Alaska" and Planet Green's "Dresscue Me."

[08/06/10 - 05:13 PM]
History(Tm) in Production on Top Gear Hosted by Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood
"History of the automobile and the history of America are intimately intertwined - to celebrate one is to celebrate the other," said Nancy Dubuc.

[08/06/10 - 05:12 PM]
Best-Selling Author Brad Meltzer Reveals Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight in Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Among the topics: the location of the lost Confederate Treasury, hidden messages of the Statue of Liberty and the real story behind the White House cornerstone.

[08/06/10 - 05:10 PM]
Irt: Deadliest Roads Premieres This Fall 2010 on History(Tm)
The "Ice Road Truckers" spin-off is set in "the harrowing, ancient highways of the Himalayas."

[08/06/10 - 05:08 PM]
Voices from Inside the Towers Premieres Friday, September 10, at 9 P.M. ET on History(Tm)
The project provides "a moving and emotional record of what was going on inside the Towers" on September 11, 2001.

[08/06/10 - 05:07 PM]
9/11: State of Emergency Premieres on History(Tm) Thursday, September 9, at 9 P.M. Et
Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and General Richard Myers are among those featured in the two-hour special.

[08/06/10 - 04:48 PM]
MTV Announces New Addition to "Jersey Shore"
New Jersey native Deena Nicole Cortese will appear in the series currently in production in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

[08/06/10 - 04:47 PM]
MTV Builds Slate of Scripted Programming with 2011 Premieres of Original Series "Teen Wolf" and "Skins"
A revised release from May indicates production on "Skins" begins later this month with "Teen Wolf" getting underway in October.

[08/06/10 - 04:01 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of D.C." Ranks as No.1 Television Show in 9pm Hour in Washington D.C. and Earns Over 1.6 Million Total Viewers Nationally
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, August 5.

[08/06/10 - 01:47 PM]
New G4 Series "That's Tough!" Counts Down the World's Most Extreme ... Everything!
The eight-episode, half-hour series will premiere Wednesday, October 20 at 8:30/7:30c.

[08/06/10 - 01:47 PM]
Celebrity Uber-Couple Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin Give TV Land Viewers an Unprecedented and Honest Look at Their Lives with Their New Reality Docu-Soap "Harry Loves Lisa"
The six-part series bows Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/06/10 - 01:16 PM]
Ovation Debuts Two New Original Productions at Television Critics Tour
"Scenic Route" and "Faces of a Vanishing World" will premiere August 16 and September 27, respectively.

[08/06/10 - 01:08 PM]
Jane Badler Joins Cast of ABC's "V" in a Recurring Role
She'll play Diana, mother to Anna (Morena Baccarin), who is now the leader of the Vs.

[08/06/10 - 11:35 AM]
Less Proves to Be More as We TV's New Series Downsized Takes a Look at a Family's Life in a Recession
The eight-part series premieres Saturday, November 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/06/10 - 09:58 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights Non Scripted Pilot "The Unexplained" from Executive Producer Doug Liman
The project marks Liman's first foray into non scripted television.

[08/06/10 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Is No. 1 Against Its Net Rivals for the 4th Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 5.

[08/06/10 - 09:40 AM]
A&E's New Real-Life Series "Teach: Tony Danza" Premieres October 1 at 10pm ET/PT
"Teach: Tony Danza" follows the first year-teacher as he instructs a 10th-grade English class.

[08/06/10 - 09:29 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights Four-Hour Special Event "Beyond Scared Straight!"
Arnold Shapiro is executive producing the project, which is based on his Academy Award and multiple Emmy-Winning documentary.

[08/06/10 - 09:21 AM]
Big Brother Tops Thursday in Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 5.

[08/06/10 - 09:08 AM]
Love Is All in the Family on TLC's New Series Sister Wives
The seven-part series launches Sunday, September 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/06/10 - 09:07 AM]
The Hub Taps Popular Talent for Upcoming Original Series
Betty White, Eric McCormack, Lauren Holly, Kyle Chandler, Dave Foley, Meredith Baxter and Paget Brewster are among the featured talent.

[08/06/10 - 09:06 AM]
The Hub Continues Rollout of Ambitious Slate of Original Series with "Clue"
The series, which will feature a youthful, ensemble cast working together to uncover clues and unravel mysteries.

[08/06/10 - 09:05 AM]
The Hub Adds Iconic, Popular Series to Launch Lineup
Among the titles: "Doogie Howser, M.D." and "Wonder Years," and the iconic series "Transformers - Generation 1" and "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero."

[08/06/10 - 09:04 AM]
Nick Sagan Signs Development Deal with Science Channel
Sagan will host and develop new series and specials for the network.

[08/06/10 - 09:02 AM]
Science Channel with Executive Producers Wilmer Valderrama and Tom Forman Explore the World of Exceptional, Hair-Raising Creatures in the New Series Bugging Out
A special sneak preview of the series airs Tuesday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/06/10 - 09:01 AM]
Visionary Inventor Dean Kamen Chases the Future in Dean of Invention -- This Fall on Planet Green
The network's latest original series debuts Friday, October 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/06/10 - 08:59 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Hardcover Mysteries Features Best-Selling Authors Sharing Thrilling True Crime Stories
Among the featured authors: David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Harlan Coben, Linda Fairstein, Sara Paretsky and Kathy Reichs.

[08/06/10 - 08:55 AM]
Full Mettle: Surviving the Cut Showcases the Intense World of Special Forces Training
The series bows Wednesday, August 18 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery.

[08/06/10 - 08:54 AM]
Natural History's Most Trusted, Celebrated Storyteller Sir David Attenborough Hosts 'First Life'
The project documents "how nature's first animals evolved and ultimately gave rise to the modern animals we know today."

[08/06/10 - 08:53 AM]
Survivorman Goes 'Beyond Survival' as Les Stroud Seeks Out the True Masters of Survival in the All New Original Discovery Channel Series
The newcomer will now launch Friday, August 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/06/10 - 08:51 AM]
Animal Planet Triggers Additional Episodes of Confessions: Animal Hoarding to Air First Quarter 2011
10 additional episodes will air during the first quarter of 2011.

[08/06/10 - 08:48 AM]
IFC Greenlights Original Comedy Series ''Portlandia,'' from Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
Kyle MacLachlan and Aubrey Plaza will also appear on the series, which begins production later this month.

[08/06/10 - 08:46 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Alec Baldwin to Narrate Great Migrations
The seven-hour mini-series, three years in the making, will premiere this fall.

[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.







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[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
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The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
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NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:33 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
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ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
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