[friday, august 05, 2011]    
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[08/05/11 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 5
Updates include: Diana Maria Riva joins Rob Schneider's comedy pilot at CBS; Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim re-team for "Guilty" at FOX; and "The Week The Women Went" a go at Lifetime.

[08/05/11 - 05:28 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Jersey Shore" Returns on Top
MTV's juggernaut posts huge gains from last summer's opener (5.252 million viewers, 2.6 adults 18-49 rating).

[08/05/11 - 05:26 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Tops Demo Chart
Back-to-back episodes of the A&E series lead among adults 18-49 while "Royal Pains" is tops in total viewers.

[08/05/11 - 02:08 PM]
Syfy's "Ghost Hunters" Returns Wednesday, August 24 @ 9PM ET/PT
The network's mainstay will return with the first of 15 all-new episodes airing throughout the fall.

[08/05/11 - 01:48 PM]
Reilly: "Bones," "House" Futures TBD; "Glee" Spin-Off Still An Option
Plus: "Bones" to initially only shoot 13 episodes this season; what's on tap for "Terra Nova," "Touch"; and his potential plans for "Breaking In."

[08/05/11 - 12:26 PM]
MTV's "Jersey Shore" Season Four Debut Delivers Network's Most Watched Season Premiere Ever With 8.8 Million Total Viewers
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, August 4.

[08/05/11 - 12:22 PM]
TNT Renews Mega-Hit "Rizzoli & Isles" for Third Season
The series, following its September 12 summer finale, will return to wrap up its second season with new episodes in November and December.

[08/05/11 - 12:17 PM]
Video: FX's "American Horror Story" Clips: "Cello" & "Baby"
Watch for clues in the first clips from upcoming drama, premiering October 5.

[08/05/11 - 11:30 AM]
SOAPnet Celebrates Labor Day With A "One Tree Hill" Marathon on Monday, September 5, 2011 11AM - 8PM
The nine-hour marathon features Peyton & Lucas-themed episodes.

[08/05/11 - 11:09 AM]
Video: "The T.O. Show" - Season 3 Super Trailer
The new season rolls out Monday, August 22 at 9:30/8:30c.

[08/05/11 - 10:33 AM]
USA Network Presents A Characters Unite Film "The Space Between" to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11
The film with be followed by the Oscar-winning short "Twin Towers" from acclaimed producer Dick Wolf.

[08/05/11 - 09:54 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" Wins its Slot for the 7th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 4.

[08/05/11 - 09:24 AM]
"Big Brother" Live Eviction Show Sweeps Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, August 4.

[08/05/11 - 08:49 AM]
FOX 2011 Summer-to-Date Ratings Highlights
FOX spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/05/11 - 08:48 AM]
Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth to Host "American Country Awards" Monday, Decmeber 5, Live on FOX
Nominees, performers and presenters are to be announced.

[08/05/11 - 08:47 AM]
Audi of America Partners With Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for "63rd Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Airing Sunday, September 18, Live on FOX
Plus: Audi will participate in select Television Academy events celebrating this year's Primetime Emmy(R) Award nominees.

[08/05/11 - 08:46 AM]
All-Star Roster of Guest-Voice Appearances on "Animation Domination" Starting This Fall on FOX
On tap are Kiefer Sutherland, Jeremy Irons, Joan Rivers, Jane Lynch, Andy Garcia, Carl Reiner, Kanye West, Fergie, Phylicia Rashad, Florence Henderson, Will Arnett, Ryan Reynolds, Ricky Gervais, Cate Blanchett, Cee Lo Green, Anjelica Huston, Amy Sedaris and Kathy Griffin.

[08/05/11 - 08:45 AM]
Seth MacFarlane to Launch "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey" in 2013 on FOX
The 13-part "docu-series" will serve as a successor to the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series from Carl Sagan.

[08/05/11 - 08:44 AM]
Pepsi to Feature Super Bowl Spot With Winner of "The X Factor"
Last year's Super Bowl was the most-watched television program in U.S. history with an average of 111 million viewers.

[08/05/11 - 08:43 AM]
"The X Factor" Premieres Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22, on FOX
The network details the show's complete schedule, culminating with a two-hour finale on Thursday, December 22.

[08/05/11 - 08:36 AM]
USA Dominates with Best July Ever
USA spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/05/11 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises Yet Again in CBS Victory
FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" and ABC's "Expedition Impossible" conversely sink week-to-week.

[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.

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[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."

[10/26/16 - 08:16 AM]
Cubs vs. Indians Delivers Best Metered Market Rating for Game 1 of the World Series Since 2009
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 25.

[10/26/16 - 07:47 AM]
2016 MTV EMAS Embraces Fans-First Innovation
The 2016 MTV EMAs are the first-ever awards show to launch a Facebook Messenger interactive bot to give fans an exclusive way to engage with the live show.

[10/26/16 - 07:02 AM]
National Geographic Goes "Further" - Company Announces Global Rebrand Extending Across Entire Organization
The rebrand will coincide with the global event series premiere of "Mars," the epic story of mankind's thrilling quest to colonize Mars, from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, on Monday, November 14.