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[08/01/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 1
Updates include: NBC details changes on "The Playboy Club," "Up All Night"; Justin Bruening to visit The CW's "Ringer"; and Rob Riggle to star in a potential HBO comedy.

[08/01/11 - 02:16 PM]
History's Hit Series "American Restoration" is #1 in Cable Again
History spins the numbers for Friday, July 29.

[08/01/11 - 01:52 PM]
"The Closer" Scores 9.3 Million Viewers As TNT Lands Three Series Premieres with at Least 8.0 Million
TNT further spins the numbers for Monday, July 11.

[08/01/11 - 01:43 PM]
3net - The 24/7 3D Network from Discovery, Sony and IMAX - Extends Discovery Channel's Iconic "Shark Week" Telecast with a "Sharks 3D" 24-Hour Marathon Event
Jean-Michel Cousteau hosts the special, which "takes viewers on a breathtaking underwater voyage to experience the most advanced predators on earth in stunning 3D."

[08/01/11 - 01:42 PM]
Did God Create the Universe? "Meet the Press'" David Gregory Hosts Special Roundtable Discussion to Answer Stephen Hawking's Position
The half-hour special will follow the premiere of "Curiosity: Did God Create the Universe?" this Sunday, August 7.

[08/01/11 - 12:40 PM]
NBC Sports Group Continues Strategic Alignmnet of Its Assets
In addition, the NBC Sports Group will implement a redesigned NBC Sports logo.

[08/01/11 - 12:22 PM]
Lucy Liu Joins Fourth Season of TNT's Acclaimed Series "Southland" as Special Guest Star
Liu will appear throughout the season as a member of the LAPD.

[08/01/11 - 11:15 AM]
Counter Couture Designer, Garo Sparo Stars in New Sundance Channel Original Series "Unleashed by Garo"
The six-episode series, part of the network's "Full Frontal Fashion" franchise, premieres Friday, September 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/01/11 - 10:49 AM]
Greenblatt: "We Want to Restore NBC to Its Leadership Position in Quality"
Plus: the NBC topper on new projects from Dick Wolf, Sean Hayes and Adam Levine; the controversy surrounding "The Playboy Club"; and his expectations for "The Office" going forward.

[08/01/11 - 10:43 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Rookie Blue" Star Eric Johnson, Thursday, August 4
He will be up on Twitter at @EricJJohnson79 during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[08/01/11 - 09:50 AM]
Universal Media Studios Enters An Overall Development Deal with Gary Sanchez Productions Television from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay
"This development deal with Will and Adam is a major step forward for our studio," said Robert Greenblatt.

[08/01/11 - 09:47 AM]
NBC Premieres Second Season of "The Voice" Following Network's Broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI on February 5
Plus: midseason drama "Smash" to launch the following night, Monday, February 6.

[08/01/11 - 09:46 AM]
NBC Rings in the Holiday Season With Multi-Grammy Winner Michael Buble in His First Network Television Variety Special in December
The one-hour special will be produced by Ben Silverman and Lorne Michaels.

[08/01/11 - 09:46 AM]
Ovation Sets Its Designs on Lisa S. Roberts' "My Design Life," Premiering Wednesday, August 24
The series, which consists of ten 30-minute episodes, will air on consecutive Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c.

[08/01/11 - 09:41 AM]
Sunday's Edition of "Big Brother" is the Night's Top Show in Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, July 31.

[08/01/11 - 09:40 AM]
Emmy Winner Greg Daniels Signs New Overall Production Deal With Universal Media Studios
"I couldn't be more thrilled about this deal to work with Bob Greenblatt and his great new team," said Daniels.

[08/01/11 - 09:39 AM]
Bela Bajaria Named Executive Vice President of Universal Media Studios
Bajaria currently serves as SVP, Cable Programming for CBS TV Studios, and SVP of Movies and Miniseries for the CBS network.

[08/01/11 - 08:49 AM]
WWE Superstar Edge(R) Will Guest Star on Syfy's Popular Series "Haven" for Four Episodes Beginning Friday, August 5, at 10PM
He'll also guest star in the September 9, September 16 and September 23 episodes.

[08/01/11 - 08:48 AM]
Jason Priestley Charms Syfy's Popular Series "Haven" - Joins Cast in Recurring Role Beginning Friday, August 5 at 10PM
Priestley will appear in the August 5, August 12, August 19 and September 9 episodes, the latter of which he'll also direct.

[08/01/11 - 08:47 AM]
"Gloria: In Her Own Words," Celebrating Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem, Debuts Aug. 15, Exclusively on HBO
Peter Kunhardt directed and produced the film, the final installment in the network's summer documentary series.

[08/01/11 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Surges in CBS Victory
Plus: President Obama broke into primetime on ABC, CBS and NBC from approximately 8:40-8:50p ET.

[08/01/11 - 08:40 AM]
"The Bachelorette" Special Draws ABC's Top Summer Entertainment Audience in Slot in 5 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 31.

[08/01/11 - 07:12 AM]
Stars of TNT's Hit Series "Franklin & Bash" to Video Chat Live Following Season Finale on Aug. 3
The live online video chat with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer will stream on TNT's website.

[08/01/11 - 07:04 AM]
Sean Kingston Breaks the Silence About His Near Fatal Jet Ski Accident, Recovery and Comeback During "MTV First: Sean Kingston" Tuesday, August 2 at 7:58pm ET on MTV and MTV.com
The interview will begin at 7:58pm ET on MTV and then continue for thirty minutes on MTV.com.

[08/01/11 - 07:01 AM]
CBS to Broadcast "9/11: 10 Years Later," Marking the 10th Anniversary of the World Trade Center Attack, Sunday, Sept. 11, 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT
Robert De Niro returns as host of the program, as the special presents exclusive footage inside the rebuilding of the site and the 9/11 Memorial.

[08/01/11 - 06:58 AM]
Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Keke Palmer, Daniella Monet and Leon Thomas III Star in New Promo Campaign for Worldwide Day of Play
Also featured are the stars from Nick's newest shows, "Bucket and Skinner" (Taylor Gray, Dillon Lane) and "Supah Ninjas" (Ryan Potter, Carlos Knight).

[08/01/11 - 06:49 AM]
ABC Family Orders Additional 22 Episodes of Hit One-Hour Original Drama, "Switched at Birth," To Give Series a Full First Season Order
The series, which premiered this June with a 10-episode episode order, is scheduled to return in early 2012.

[07/29/11 - 11:11 PM]
Cable TCA Roundup: AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Discovery, Hallmark, HBO, History, Lifetime, MTV & Starz
Updates include: Steven Moffat to pen latest "Doctor Who" holiday special; "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" films still alive at HBO; and "Torchwood" may not return for another installment.

[07/29/11 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 29
Updates include: Carrie-Anne Moss lands "Chuck" arc; Vinnie Jones joins FX's "Powers" pilot; and Annabelle Gurwitch to develop Lifetime comedy.

[07/29/11 - 05:22 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits" Snares the Top Spot for USA
The newcomer builds from its "Burn Notice" lead-in among adults 18-49.

[07/29/11 - 12:19 PM]
Molly Parker to Join NBC's New Legal Drama "The Firm," Based on the Feature Film and Bestseller by World-Renowned Novelist John Grisham from eOne
She'll play Abby, the wife of Josh Lucas's character, a school teacher.

[07/29/11 - 12:06 PM]
ABC Family Kicks Off Its Annual 10-Day Long Summer Programming Event, "Campus Crush," Starting Monday, August 1
Said lineup includes a three-hour comedy block of new episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "State Of Georgia" on Wednesday, August 3.

[07/29/11 - 11:26 AM]
Season Nine Debut of Lifetime's Emmy(R)-Nominated "Project Runway" Averages 2.7 Million Total Viewers, Posting 8% Premiere-to-Premiere Growth in Demo
Lifetime spins the numbers for Thursday, July 28.

[07/29/11 - 11:23 AM]
OWN Announces "The Rosie Show" and "OWN Your Life (the oprah class)" Premiering Monday, October 10
Both shows will air weekdays at 7:00/6:00c and 8:00/7:00c, respectively.

[07/29/11 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Gains 7% Week to Week in Adults 18-49, Marking its Best Thursday in 3 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 28.

[07/29/11 - 10:04 AM]
Catch Up With Nick at Nite's Newest Family of "Friends" as the Acclaimed Series Launches on Sept. 5 With a Week-Long "Best of Friends" Marathon
The series will regularly air weeknights at 10:00/9:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[07/29/11 - 10:03 AM]
MTV Presents Full Slate at Their Summer TCA Presentation
"Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "America's Best Dance Crew" to return; "Beavis and Butt-Head," "Good Vibes" to premiere October 27; and a sneak of "I Just Want My Pants Back" to air after the VMAs next month.

[07/29/11 - 10:03 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Third Season of Newest Animated Hit, "T.U.F.F. Puppy"
The series currently ranks as the number-two animated program with kids 2-11, only behind "SpongeBob SquarePants."

[07/29/11 - 10:02 AM]
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee Reports on 9/11 for Kids Too Young to Remember, In "What Happened?: The Story of September 11, 2001," Airing Sept. 1 at 9 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
The special will air commercial-free and is being complemented with an online discussion guide for parents, educators and caregivers.

[07/29/11 - 09:59 AM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "I Just Want My Pants Back" Begins Production in New York City July 2011 and Is Slated for 2012 On-Air Debut
The comedy stars Peter Vack, Kim Shaw, Jordan Carlos, Elisabeth Hower, Sunkrish Bala and Chris Parnell.

[07/29/11 - 09:55 AM]
MTV Introduces New Animated Comedy "Good Vibes" to Its Line-Up
The series, due this fall, features the voices of Josh Gad, Adam Brody, Debi Mazar, Alan Tudyk, Danny McBride, Olivia Thirlby, Jake Busey and Tony Hale.

[07/29/11 - 08:59 AM]
"Big Brother" is Thursday's No. 1 Program in Key Demos; CBS Wins the Night
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 28.

[07/29/11 - 08:49 AM]
TLC Premieres & Ratings Highlights
The cable channel further details its remaining summer premieres, finales and specials.

[07/29/11 - 08:48 AM]
Sharks Meet Their Murderous Match: ID's "Shock Week" Begins August 8
Among the lineup: new seasons of "I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks" and "Unusual Suspects."

[07/29/11 - 08:47 AM]
TLC Unveils Fall 2011 Schedule
The cable channel details return dates for everything from "Cake Boss" to "Sister Wives" to "Extreme Couponing."

[07/29/11 - 08:46 AM]
Planet Green Dives Headfirst Into Its Third Annual "Blue August" Campaign
Ian Somerhalder hosts this year's event, which kicks off Sunday, August 21.

[07/29/11 - 08:45 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "Dark Minds" Explores Unsolved Serial Homicides Using a Secret Source - A Convicted Serial Killer Known Only as "13"
Non-fiction crime author M. William Phelps and criminal profiler John Kelly topline the eight-part series, due in January.

[07/29/11 - 08:44 AM]
Popular Music Artists Avril Lavigne, Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat and Claude Kelly Join Growing Lineup of Top Music Artists/Mentors on The Hub TV's Upcoming New Reality Series "Majors & Minors"
They join previously announced artists Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston, Mike Posner and Ryan Tedder.

[07/29/11 - 08:43 AM]
Discovery Fit & Health Kicks Off September With a New Season of "I'm Pregnant and..." Followed by Two All-New Specials
The show's sophomore season kicks off Thursday, September 1 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[07/29/11 - 08:40 AM]
Discovery Channel Fall Line-Up to Feature All-New Series and Season Premieres of Its Highest-Rated Shows
The network sets return dates for "Gold Rush: Alaska," "MythBusters," "Dirty Jobs," "Storm Chasers" and more!







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[09/14/14 - 09:13 AM]
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[09/14/14 - 08:33 AM]
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[09/13/14 - 09:02 AM]
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[09/12/14 - 01:26 PM]
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[09/12/14 - 12:27 PM]
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[09/12/14 - 12:07 PM]
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[09/12/14 - 10:53 AM]
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[09/12/14 - 10:09 AM]
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[09/12/14 - 09:38 AM]
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[09/12/14 - 09:34 AM]
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[09/12/14 - 09:31 AM]
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