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[07/18/11 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 18
Updates include: Giancarlo Esposito to visit ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; B.D. Wong departs "Law & Order: SVU"; and Mike Vogel tapped as new lead on ABC's "Pan Am."

[07/18/11 - 03:32 PM]
Video: Special Episode of "Covert Affairs" Inspires PSA for Veterans
Watch both PSAs featuring co-star Christopher Gorham.

[07/18/11 - 03:15 PM]
"Phineas and Ferb" Sets a Series High for its 2nd Consecutive Original Episode
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 15.

[07/18/11 - 01:11 PM]
Cartoon Network Series Panels and Events Lineup for 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Plus: visit the Cartoon Network Pizzeria (Ciro's Pizzeria) for a unique, fully immersive takeover.

[07/18/11 - 01:07 PM]
2011 Women's World Cup Finals: ESPN's Most-Viewed and Highest-Rated Soccer Match
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/18/11 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Heads to This Year's Comic-Con to Showcase New and Returning Shows
"Awake," "Chuck," "Community" and "Grimm" are among the featured panels.

[07/18/11 - 12:24 PM]
CBS Consumer Products Reveals Exclusive Merchandise at Comic-Con International 2011
"Star Trek," "Dexter," "NCIS," "The Twilight Zone" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" are among the featured properties.

[07/18/11 - 11:00 AM]
Last Night's Season 4 Premiere of "Breaking Bad" Achieves Its Highest Ratings Ever
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/18/11 - 10:19 AM]
Video: "The Walking Dead": A First Look at Season 2
Check out the new promo that ran during last night's season premiere of "Breaking Bad."

[07/18/11 - 10:18 AM]
FX Orders "American Horror Story" to Series
Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters and Denis O'Hare star in the series, due to premiere in October.

[07/18/11 - 10:15 AM]
Ty Pennington Heads Overseas for One-Hour Special, "Ty's Great British Adventure 2011," August 7 on ABC
The one-hour special replaces the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock," which moves to August 14.

[07/18/11 - 10:14 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Rookie Blue" Star Greg Smith, Thursday, July 21
He will be up on Twitter at @gregorythesmith, during the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[07/18/11 - 09:18 AM]
"Big Brother" Tops Sunday in All Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/18/11 - 09:10 AM]
Mid-Season Schedule Changes for VH1's "Famous Food"
As previously reported, the series will now air Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c beginning July 20.

[07/18/11 - 09:01 AM]
Charlie Sheen to Star in New Sitcom, "Anger Management"
The project is inspired by the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.

[07/18/11 - 08:40 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Snag Victory
The Eye's lineup edges out FOX's animated repeats among adults 18-49.

[07/18/11 - 08:08 AM]
Tori's Vacation Lands Her and the Gang Behind Bars in Nickelodeon's Hour-Long "Victorious" Movie, "Locked Up!", Premiering Saturday, July 30, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special features two songs: "All I Want is Everything" and a special choreographed performance and cover of the Jackson 5 classic, "I Want You Back."

[07/18/11 - 07:22 AM]
Syfy Acquires Fourth Season of "Merlin" from FremantleMedia Enterprises
Season four of "Merlin" will premiere on Syfy in 2012.

[07/18/11 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Puts a Ring on Flavor Unit's "Single Ladies" With Second Season Renewal
The second season is expected to begin filming in late 2011 and is slated for premiere in 2012.

[07/18/11 - 05:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Indestructibles" Spark FOX Win
Plus: "Saturday Night Live" hits a summer high in late-night for NBC.

[07/18/11 - 05:01 AM]
Butterbean Trades His Boxing Gloves for a Sheriff's Badge in Investigation Discovery's First Docu-Series, "Big Law: Deputy Butterbean"
The 10-part series launches with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, August 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/16/11 - 09:24 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: A Modest Finish for "Friday Night Lights"
The NBC drama wraps its run with its best demo numbers since May 20.

[07/16/11 - 09:23 AM]
TLC Sets Premiere Date for "Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding"
The two-hour special is set for Saturday, July 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/15/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: July 14-15
Updates include: Idina Menzel to return to FOX's "Glee"; Dillon Casey set for The CW's "Nikita"; and Cynthia Mort books another HBO project.

[07/15/11 - 04:33 PM]
Video: First Look at David Hasselhoff in "Same Name," Premiering Sunday, July 24 on CBS
Check out an extend clip package from the debut installment.

[07/15/11 - 04:32 PM]
"Wilfred" Delivers Solid Performance, "Louie" Paces Ahead of Season 1
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, July 14.

[07/15/11 - 04:29 PM]
Syfy Greenlights "Monster Man" to Series
The six-episode series goes behind the scenes of one of Hollywood's most respected monster prop building workshops.

[07/15/11 - 03:46 PM]
Lifetime to Shift "Protector" to Monday Nights
Plus: the original movie "The Bling Ring," starring Jennifer Grey, to premiere Monday, August 8.

[07/15/11 - 03:45 PM]
TNT Locks in Summer Finales
"The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" will wrap their summer runs on Monday, September 12.

[07/15/11 - 03:44 PM]
HBO Keeps "Hard Knocks" Seat Warm
A new cycle is tentatively slated to begin Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/15/11 - 03:41 PM]
WE tv Bumps "Cupcake Girls" to Saturdays, Delays "I Do Over" Until November
"I Do Over," originally set to launch next Sunday, will now roll out Sunday, November 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/15/11 - 03:40 PM]
Discovery's "Auction Kings" Set for August Return
The half-hour series returns with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, August 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/15/11 - 03:37 PM]
ABC Bumps "Karaoke Battle U.S.A." to Fridays
The six-week series, originally set for Mondays at 10:00/9:00c beginning August 8, will now premiere Friday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/15/11 - 02:49 PM]
Exclusive: NBC Plans Quick Encores of "Up All Night," "Free Agents" Premieres
Both series' premieres on Wednesday, September 14 will encore the following night, Thursday, September 15.

[07/15/11 - 02:41 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Burn Notice" Tops "Swamp People" in Adults 18-49
USA's original series bests History's hit for the first time this summer in the key demographic.

[07/15/11 - 02:07 PM]
Video: First Episode of MTV's Scripted Series "Awkward." Available on MTV.com Now!
Watch the show's pilot right here prior to its premiere on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:00/10:00c.

[07/15/11 - 01:51 PM]
TNT Cancels "Men of a Certain Age," Syfy Renews "Merlin"
"Age" was TNT's least-watched program this summer, averaging 1.586 million viewers.

[07/15/11 - 01:50 PM]
Warner Bros. Booth Gets Cartoon Network "Toon Up" For Sunday/Family Day at Comic-Con
"Regular Show," "Adventure Time," "The Looney Tunes Show," "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" and "Young Justice" are among the featured series.

[07/15/11 - 01:28 PM]
ABC Announces Airdate for "The 2012 Miss America Pageant"
The 90th anniversary event will air Saturday, January 14 of next year.

[07/15/11 - 01:21 PM]
USA Confirms Summer Finales for Original Series
Said dates run from August 7 for "In Plain Sight" to September 14 for "Necessary Roughness."

[07/15/11 - 01:06 PM]
ThunderCats Ho! One Lucky Fan Can Win Replica Sword of Omens at Warner Bros. Booth
In addition to this special prize, the Warner Bros. booth will also be giving away free foam replicas.

[07/15/11 - 12:56 PM]
OWN to Add "Extraordinary Acts of Courage," "Home Takeover" in August
Plus: newcomer "Carson Nation" to move to Sunday nights at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/15/11 - 12:07 PM]
Syfy to Debut "Paranormal Witness" on September 7; "Doomsday Prophecy," "Killer Mountain" Set for August
Jewel Staite and A.J. Buckley star in "Doomsday Prophecy" (airing August 13) while Aaron Douglas and Emmanuelle Vaugier are featured in "Killer Mountain" (airing August 27).

[07/15/11 - 11:45 AM]
VH1 Relocates "Famous Food" to Wednesdays
The series opened to a paltry 430,000 viewers on Sunday, making it VH1's least-watched series debut of the year.

[07/15/11 - 11:24 AM]
TLC Pulls "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant," "I Kid with Brad Garrett"
Both series currently rank as the network's least-watched originals.

[07/15/11 - 11:23 AM]
Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" Receives Four Emmy Nominations in 2011
"This season, we watched Tony really push himself," said the network's Laureen Ong.

[07/15/11 - 10:16 AM]
Mark Cuban Returns to ABC's "Shark Tank" When the Critically-Acclaimed Show Comes Back for Its Third Season
Cuban, who participated in several episodes last season, will become a regular on the panel.

[07/15/11 - 09:56 AM]
Video: "The Big Bang Theory" and Barenaked Ladies Team Up for Music Video
Co-stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are all featured in the video.

[07/15/11 - 09:54 AM]
Thursday's "Big Brother" Live Eviction Show Wins Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 14.

[07/15/11 - 09:42 AM]
Video: Family Movie Night: "Who Is Simon Miller?" Official Trailer
Loren Dean stars in the film (formerly "Passport"), premiering Saturday, August 6 at 8:00/7:00c.







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[07/29/15 - 02:18 PM]
Through the Eyes of the Spies: New Documentary Reveals a Unique Perspective on the Life of Fidel Castro
"Castro: The World's Most Watched Man" will premiere on AHC in 4Q 2015 and on Discovery Networks International's factual channels in more than 220 countries and territories this fall.

[07/29/15 - 01:42 PM]
ABC Family to Give Viewers a First Look at "Kevin From Work" on Facebook
The show will premiere on ABC Family on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[07/29/15 - 01:17 PM]
Travel Channel's "36 Hours" Based on The New York Times' Popular Weekly Column Premieres Monday, August 17th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Co-hosts Kristen Kish and Kyle Martino arrive in a new city each week where they'll have a weekend to meet insiders who will point them to the best restaurants, hot spots and attractions.

[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Earns Season High and Ranks #1 on All of Television on Friday Night in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 12:49 PM]
Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R)-Winning Sensation John Legend and His Get Lifted Production Company to Executive-Produce WGN America's Highly Anticipated Dramatic Thriller, "Underground"
Additionally, Get Lifted will oversee the score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres
New seasons of "For Better or Worse," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "If Loving You is Wrong" will kick things off in September.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Announces New Series "Hollywood Teen Medium" (Working Title)
Following the life of 19-year old Tyler Henry, the series explores the world of this self-proclaimed clairvoyant medium as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Executive Team to Remain with Late-Night Flagship Franchise
"Steve, Jen, Tim, Jill and Adam have been key architects of 'The Daily Show's' success, and we are excited that they will continue at the core of the creative team working with Trevor Noah as the show evolves," said Michele Ganeless.

[07/29/15 - 10:29 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Season Premiere This Mon., Aug. 3 at 11 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The season premiere of the 30-minute show will feature NBC Sports Group's Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, hosts of The 2 Robbies "Football" Show on NBC Sports Radio, as they preview the 2015-16 season.

[07/29/15 - 10:08 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming, Aug. 10
The network's programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative with public service announcements and on-air promotional attention, kicking off Wednesday, July 29.

[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The feature-length documentary debuts Monday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3).

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.