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[08/04/11 - 10:52 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 4
Updates include: Syfy renews "Eureka" for sixth season; Lifetime sends "The Protector" to late night; and Catherine Bell to star in TNT's "Good Morning, Killer."

[08/04/11 - 10:47 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Eliminated Couple Following Tonight's Results Show
Part five of five from our penultimate week of post-elimination night interviews.

[08/04/11 - 10:45 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Christopher "Lil' C" Toler Following Tonight's Results Show
Part four of five from our penultimate week of post-elimination night interviews.

[08/04/11 - 10:43 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Mary Murphy Following Tonight's Results Show
Part three of five from our penultimate week of post-elimination night interviews.

[08/04/11 - 10:41 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Nigel Lythgoe Following Tonight's Results Show
Part two of five from our penultimate week of post-elimination night interviews.

[08/04/11 - 10:39 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Kent Boyd & Lauren Froderman Following Tonight's Results Show
Part one of five from our penultimate week of post-elimination night interviews.

[08/04/11 - 03:04 PM]
A Special Cross Networks Discovery Simulcast Announced for "Curiosity"
TLC, Animal Planet, Science, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and Fit & Health will join Discovery Channel in airing the show's launch this Sunday at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/04/11 - 02:55 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Covert Affairs" Most Watched, "Teen Mom" Tops Demos
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Picker Sisters," A&E's "Billy the Exterminator" and the conclusion of Encore's "Moby Dick."

[08/04/11 - 02:53 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Takes Demos, "The Closer" Wins Total Viewers
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Koran by Heart," Encore's "Moby Dick" and Cartoon Network's "Secret Mountain Fort Awesome."

[08/04/11 - 02:51 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Still on Top for HBO
Plus: numbers for G4's "American Ninja Warrior," Animal Planet's "Heidi Fleiss: Prostitutes to Parrots" and Discovery's "Shark Week."

[08/04/11 - 01:58 PM]
USA Dominates With "Royal Pains" & "Necessary Roughness" This Week!
USA spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 3.

[08/04/11 - 12:15 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Rank #1 vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of July 25-29
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 25-29.

[08/04/11 - 11:58 AM]
Pedowitz: The CW Wants Procedurals, Open to Comedies Again
Plus: the executive on the futures of "Supernatural," "Gossip Girl"; more on their midseason plans; and what other genres he's open to.

[08/04/11 - 11:15 AM]
DirecTV Hits Historic Milestone: 30 Million Customers
Since the beginning of Q3 2009, DirecTV added more than 1.1 million customers in the U.S. - more than any other satellite or cable provider.

[08/04/11 - 11:14 AM]
Nevins: "House of Lies" to Launch Sunday, January 8 Alongside New Seasons of "Shameless," "Californication"
Plus: the Showtime chief on "Secret History of America," "The Borgias," "Dexter," "United States of Tara," "The Real L Word," "Weeds" and "100 Bullets."

[08/04/11 - 10:30 AM]
"State of Georgia" Summer Finale Night Brings All-New Back-to-Back Episodes With a Double Date and a Deceptive Dress Debacle, Beginning at 9:00PM ET/PT on Wednesday, August 17 on ABC Family
The back-to-back installments will close out its 12-episode freshman run.

[08/04/11 - 10:28 AM]
The Baggage is Packed and the Romance Takes Flight - Or Does It? - As GSN Announces a New Special, "Baggage First Dates," Hosted by Jerry Springer and Airing Sunday, August 21 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
The special will premiere during a five-hour best of "Baggage" marathon that begins at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/04/11 - 10:25 AM]
Encore's Original Documentary "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" to Premiere on October 22 at 8:00pm ET/PT
The film features interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Quentin Tarantino and more!

[08/04/11 - 10:00 AM]
Steve Carell & David Steinberg Team Up on New Interview Series "Laughing Stock"
The 10-episode series, due in 2012, will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Larry David, Ellen DeGeneres, Judd Apatow, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman.

[08/04/11 - 09:54 AM]
"Big Brother" Tops Wednesday in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 3.

[08/04/11 - 09:07 AM]
Worldwide Sensation Lady Gaga Sits Down With Legendary Designer Jean Paul Gaultier in "Gaga by Gaultier," Monday, September 12 on The CW
Plus: Maggie Q and Kristoffer Polaha to host "The CW 2011 Fall Preview Special" that same night.

[08/04/11 - 09:06 AM]
An All-Star Cast of Fan Favorites and Outrageous Personalities from Past Cycles Return to Compete in "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 17 on Wednesday, September 14
Guest judges this season include Nicki Minaj, Kathy Griffin, LaToya Jackson, Ashlee Simpson, Tyson Beckford, Kristin Cavallari, The Game, Coco Rocha, Anthony Zuiker and Nikos Papadopoulos.

[08/04/11 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Dance" Hold Onto Demo Crown
Plus: NBC's "America's Got Talent" hits a season low, while CBS's "Big Brother" rises week-to-week.

[08/04/11 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" is the Only Late-Night Broadcast Talk Show to Grow Year-to-Year in Young Adults
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 25-29.

[08/04/11 - 08:26 AM]
Travel Channel Journeys to the Other Side With the Launch of a New Original Investigative Series "The Dead Files" on Friday, September 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The series will be paired with the fifth season of the hit show "Ghost Adventures", premiering at 9:00/8:00c that same night.

[08/04/11 - 07:39 AM]
MTV Introduces Special 2011 MTV Video Music Award Category: "Best Video With a Message"
Nominees for said category include Lady Gaga, P!nk, Katy Perry, Eminem featuring Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Rise Against.

[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.







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[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
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[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
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[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
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[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
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[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
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[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
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[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
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[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
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[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
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[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
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[04/18/14 - 08:17 AM]
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ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:06 AM]
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[04/18/14 - 07:45 AM]
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[04/17/14 - 09:31 PM]
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