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[08/03/11 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 3
Updates include: Ray Romano to visit Patricia Heaton on "The Middle"; Annie Parisse to recur on CBS's "Unforgettable"; and Michael Rapaport joins Doug Ellin's "40" at HBO.

[08/03/11 - 02:46 PM]
Emmy Award-Nominated Laurieann Gibson Draws in 1.2 Million Viewers With Her Hot Moves for the Debut of "Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson" on BET
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 2.

[08/03/11 - 02:25 PM]
Powered by New Monday Scripted Programming Block, Syfy Rises 8% Among Total Viewers in July Prime
Syfy spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/03/11 - 01:23 PM]
"Disney Friends for Change Games" Scores Across Multiple Platforms
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 31.

[08/03/11 - 12:19 PM]
"Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event" Premieres Sunday, October 9 at 8:00pm and Monday, October 10 at 9:00pm on E!
The two-part special showcases the nuptials of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.

[08/03/11 - 12:01 PM]
BET.com to Premiere a Hot New Original Web Series "8 Days a Week" on Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 P.M.
The 10-part dramedy-style web series "follows the lives of six urban youths navigating the perks and pitfalls of living life in the fast lane."

[08/03/11 - 10:33 AM]
Tassler: Meet Walden Schmidt, Ashton Kutcher's "Two and a Half Men" Character
Plus: the CBS topper on NFL overruns, "Rules of Engagement" on Saturdays, Ted Danson on "CSI" and more!

[08/03/11 - 10:04 AM]
Primetime Special Featuring Musical Icon Celine Dion to Air on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday, October 1
"Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show," a 90-minute special, will air at 9:00/8:00c on said night.

[08/03/11 - 09:58 AM]
Breakout Band Young the Giant Ready to Conquer The "2011 MTV Video Music Awards" in VMA Performance Debut
They join an impressive line-up of 2011 VMA performers that include Adele, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown.

[08/03/11 - 09:41 AM]
"Sons of Anarchy" Gears Up for Season Four With App Update
New this year, the app will also be available to Android users on September 2.

[08/03/11 - 09:36 AM]
New TLC Special "My Collection Obsession" Premieres Sunday, August 21 at 10 PM ET
The special "takes you deep inside the world of four of the country's most obsessed collectors - each taking their material obsession to jaw-dropping extremes."

[08/03/11 - 09:25 AM]
Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, Discovery and Science Channel Present "Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero"
The six-hour special premieres Thursday, August 25 and concludes Thursday, September 1 from 8-11PM ET/PT each night.

[08/03/11 - 08:53 AM]
ABC's "Take the Money & Run" Debuts with Strong Lead-in Retention and Time Period Improvement
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 2.

[08/03/11 - 08:47 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Demos, NBC Takes Viewers
The Peacock's "America's Got Talent" is the top draw in both categories.

[08/03/11 - 08:43 AM]
New Episodes of Top-Rated Series "Pound Puppies" Return During "Dog Days of Summer" Event
The series features the voice talents of Eric McCormack, Alana Ubach, Michael Rappaport, John DiMaggio and Yvette Nicole Brown.

[08/03/11 - 08:41 AM]
The Hub TV Network Celebrates National Friendship Day with a Marathon Of Popular Animated Series
The August 7 marathon will include episodes of "Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures," "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" and "Pound Puppies."

[08/03/11 - 08:02 AM]
Versus Presents "Out. The Glenn Burke Story," About First Openly Gay Major League Baseball Player
The special, which originally premiered on and was produced by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area last November, will air Tuesday, August 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/03/11 - 07:59 AM]
TLC Picks Up "NY Ink" for a Second Season
Season two is slated to premiere in December 2011 with 10 hour-long episodes.

[08/03/11 - 07:51 AM]
Bio Channel Presents "Dances with Wolves: The Inside Story" Premiering Wednesday, August 17
The two-hour special features exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew.

[08/03/11 - 07:22 AM]
ION Television Launches Newly Acquired Series "Psych" and "Monk" Beginning Sunday, August 21 at 6PM ET/PT
A four-hour block of "Monk" will air from 6-10pm and a five-hour block of "Psych" from 10pm - 3am.

[08/03/11 - 07:11 AM]
A&E Network's "American Hoggers" Premiere Date Changed from Summer to Fall Premiere
The eight-episode, half-hour series originally was slated to premiere Tuesday, August 16.

[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.







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[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
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[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 11:13 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 10:00 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 09:30 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 09:21 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 09:02 AM]
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[08/28/14 - 08:36 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Time Slot Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure and Is the #1 Show of the Night in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 27.

[08/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
ABC's "Motive" Finale Is Up 13% to Tie a 10-Week High and Grows Over Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 27.