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[08/02/11 - 10:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 2
Updates include: John Stamos to star in "Dead Lawyers" revival; Charlyne Yi joins FOX's "House"; and John Corbett to return to NBC's "Parenthood."

[08/02/11 - 02:38 PM]
Shark Week Kicks Off with Stellar Ratings Sunday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Sunday, August 7.

[08/02/11 - 02:37 PM]
Discovery Channel Investigates One of the Worst Shooting Sprees of All Time in "Norway Massacre: The Killer's Mind"
The special premieres Monday, August 8 with encores on Investigation Discovery and Military Channel.

[08/02/11 - 02:08 PM]
Superstars Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Estelle, Miguel and Musiq Soulchild to Light Up the Stage At UNCF An Evening of Stars(R) Presented By Target
The August 14 event will subsequently premiere on the network Sunday, September 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/02/11 - 01:58 PM]
Nickelodeon Nabs Basic Cable's Top Spot This Month, Notches All-Time July High With Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/02/11 - 01:38 PM]
History(R) Posts Best July in Network History
History spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/02/11 - 12:29 PM]
USA Announces Public Affairs Division
Newly appointed SVP Toby Graff will supervise said division, "an expansion of the network's commitment to using the power of the media to make a difference in the lives of viewers."

[08/02/11 - 12:07 PM]
USA Network Licenses Universal Pictures' Blockbuster Films in Biggest Industry Movie Deal of the Year
The 30 plus titles include "Bridesmaids," "Fast Five," "Little Fockers" and "The Adjustment Bureau."

[08/02/11 - 12:04 PM]
"Home Takeover with Simon & Tomas" Premieres on OWN - Sunday, August 21 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
The newcomer was previously set to launch this Saturday, August 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/02/11 - 12:04 PM]
Cartoon Network's Monday Night Stood Out Across All of July 2011 as the #1 TV Destination for Boys 6-11, 2-11 and 9-14
Turner spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/02/11 - 11:52 AM]
Comedy Central: September 2011 Programming Highlights
"Tosh.0," "Workaholics" to return Tuesday, September 20 while "30 Rock" begins its off-network run on September 19.

[08/02/11 - 11:23 AM]
Disney XD Delivers its No. 1 Month on Record for the 2nd Straight Month
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/02/11 - 11:22 AM]
Disney Channel is TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day for the 15th Straight Month Among Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/02/11 - 11:01 AM]
CBS Makes It Four Wins in a Row
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 25-31.

[08/02/11 - 10:59 AM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Strong Start for "ThunderCats"
The Cartoon Network original opens as the channel's top adults 18-49 showing of the year.

[08/02/11 - 10:53 AM]
Syfy's Fall Programming Features "Ghost Hunters Halloween Live" and "31 Days of Halloween"
Also due this fall: new seasons of "Scare Tactics," "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" and "Sanctuary."

[08/02/11 - 10:52 AM]
ABC Family is Cable's No. 1 Network in Women 18-34 and Target 12-34s
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/02/11 - 10:40 AM]
The Tuesday and Wednesday Editions of "America's Got Talent" Are the #1 and #2 Programs of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 25-31.

[08/02/11 - 10:38 AM]
Syfy's "Alphas" Sets Powerhouse Lineup of Guest Stars
Garret Dillahunt, Summer Glau, Alaina Huffman, Rebecca Mader, Brent Spiner, Lindsay Wagner and Peter Wingfield will all turn up this season.

[08/02/11 - 10:38 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Finishes Among the Week's Top 10 in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 25-31.

[08/02/11 - 10:01 AM]
The Women of "Basketball Wives" and "Single Ladies" Come to a Boiling Point With Two Explosive Season Finales Premiering on Monday, August 8th
Plus: look for the two-part "Basketball Wives Reunion Special" on Monday, August 15 and 22.

[08/02/11 - 09:47 AM]
"Secret Access: UFOs on the Record" - Two Hour Special Premieres Thursday, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET on History
The film features "in-depth accounts by people who are willing to risk their jobs and reputations to speak out about their extraordinary experiences."

[08/02/11 - 08:56 AM]
ABC Wins Monday and Hits Summer Highs with "The Bachelorette" Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 1.

[08/02/11 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Goes Out on Top
The show's two-hour finale and "After the Final Rose" follow-up easily put ABC in front last night.

[08/02/11 - 08:12 AM]
Bravo and Patti Stanger Commit to Two-Year Development Deal
The new season of "The Millionaire Matchmaker" will premiere on Monday, August 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/02/11 - 07:35 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Original Programming With New Series and Returning Favorites
Newcomers include "Thicker Than Water: The Marinos," premiering Sunday, August 21 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/02/11 - 07:30 AM]
TLC Reveals the Shocking Lifestyles of Families Preparing for the End of the World in "Livin' for the Apocalypse"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, August 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/02/11 - 07:04 AM]
Natalie Morales and Andy Cohen to Co-Host the 2011 Miss Universe(R) Pageant on Monday, September 12 Live from Brazil on NBC, 9-11 p.m. ET
A live Spanish simulcast will air on Telemundo.

[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.







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[03/31/15 - 12:51 PM]
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[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
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