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[08/16/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 16
Updates include: The CW on track for "Sex and the City" prequel series; Jim Belushi eyes a return to comedy; and a bevy of casting news.

[08/16/11 - 05:14 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Holds Onto Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "The Lying Game," Bravo's "Most Eligible Dallas" and HBO's "Gloria: In Her Own Words."

[08/16/11 - 05:06 PM]
"Teen Wolf" Season One Comes to a Dramatic Conclusion and Scores Series High Ratings
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 04:12 PM]
The Healing Power of Laughter Continues as Adult Swim Announces Season 4 Pickup of Acclaimed Comedy "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm very pleased and honored by this announcement," said Rob Corddry. "I'm also very surprised, given that I write this show when I'm very, very drunk."

[08/16/11 - 03:51 PM]
Oxygen's "Hair Battle Spectacular" Shows Demo Growth in Premiere Episode
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 03:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Honeymoon for One" Proves An Irresisitble Journey for 2.9 Million Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, August 13.

[08/16/11 - 03:00 PM]
Sean Astin, JoBeth Williams and Natalie Hall Star in "Love's Christmas Journey" Slated for November
Inspired by Janette Oke's award winning book series, the four-hour Christmas movie event also stars Greg Vaughan.

[08/16/11 - 02:52 PM]
FOX Wins Fifth Week in a Row
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 02:12 PM]
Investigation Discovery's "I Didn't Do It" Tells the Story of a True Nightmare
The new one-hour special debuts Saturday, August 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/11 - 01:51 PM]
Disney XD Debut of "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension" is the Network's No. 1 Movie Telecast Ever
Disney XD spins the numbers for Saturday, August 13.

[08/16/11 - 01:50 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Next Food Network Star" Wraps With Season High
E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and History's "Top Gear" also hit season highs.

[08/16/11 - 12:52 PM]
Food Network #1 in Cable Sunday Night
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:34 PM]
History's "Ice Road Truckers" and "Top Gear" Hit Season Highs on Sunday
History spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:31 PM]
"iCarly" Scores 5.5 Million Viewers and Ranks as Weeks' Top Kid and Tween Telecast
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 12:25 PM]
Animal Planet's "Hillbilly Handfishin'" Continues to Snare Record Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/16/11 - 12:16 PM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group, MYTRAK and Reveille to Launch The Biggest Loser Slim Coach System
This September, the technology will be available to show contestants and people all across North America, allowing them to compare their activity levels to the show's contestants.

[08/16/11 - 12:14 PM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the Sixth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 12:08 PM]
Pushed Over the Edge: Extraordinary Firsthand Accounts in Discovery Channel's Newest Series "I Faked My Own Death"
The three-part series premieres Saturday, September 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[08/16/11 - 11:43 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day and Prime for the 9th Straight Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 11:17 AM]
Tuesday's "America's Got Talent" is the #1 Program of the Week on the Broadcast Networks in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 10:49 AM]
Basic Cable's Top Two Scripted Series - "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" - Continue TNT's Tremendous Success Last Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 10:33 AM]
Disney Channel to Premiere "Pixie Hollow Games," A New Disney Fairies Animated Special Starring Brenda Song, Jason Dolley, Tiffany Thornton and Zendaya
The special is executive-produced by Academy Award winner John Lasseter and directed by Bradley Raymond.

[08/16/11 - 10:22 AM]
ABC Finishes as the 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network for the Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 09:15 AM]
Lincoln MKX Gets Star Turn in USA's Newest Original Series "Necessary Roughness"
The Lincoln MKX premium midsize crossover is featured across multiple platforms including in-show integration as Dr. Dani Santino's personal car.

[08/16/11 - 09:04 AM]
Get Ready for Mayhem! 345 Games "Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon" Receives Official Launch Date
The game features all of the voice actors from the show, a script penned by the show writers and original characters created by the show creator Devin Clark.

[08/16/11 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Bachelor Pad" is Up Year to Year by Double-Digit Percentages
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/16/11 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Lifts FOX to Record Night
Combined with "Masterchef," the network posts its best Monday summer numbers in four years.

[08/16/11 - 08:40 AM]
Syfy Will Celebrate Labor Day With Programming Festival September 2 Through September 5
The programming stunt includes a "Star Trek: Next Generation" marathon, two days of theatrical blockbusters and an all-day festival of werewolf and vampire movies.

[08/16/11 - 08:12 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Sets Fall Schedule Featuring All-New Series and Specials as Well as Returning Favorites
Newly announced stand-up specials include Jeff Dunham, Craig Ferguson, Pablo Francisco, Donald Glover, TJ Miller and Carlos Mencia.

[08/16/11 - 08:11 AM]
HBO Films' "Too Big to Fail": Encore plays this Wednesday and Sunday
In addition, the film will be available on HBO On Demand from Monday, Aug. 22 to Monday, Sept. 26.

[08/16/11 - 07:45 AM]
A&E and Bio Channel Present Four Commerical-Free Documentary Specials Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Said offerings include "Portraits from Ground Zero," "When Pop Culture Saved America," "I Survived...9/11" and "Beyond: Messages from 9/11."

[08/16/11 - 07:24 AM]
History(R) Announces Bill Paxton to Join Kevin Costner in "The Hatfields and McCoys"
Kevin Reynolds is directing from a script by Ted Mann and Ron Parker.

[08/16/11 - 07:04 AM]
Dueling Designers Makeover Model Homes in HGTV's New Weekly Series "Showhouse Showdown"
"The Bachelor's" Bob Guiney hosts the series, premiering Monday, September 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/11 - 06:38 AM]
Battle Lines Are Drawn In All-New Season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Premiering on Cartoon Network, Friday, September 16, 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
Also returning on that night: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," "Young Justice," "Generator Rex" and "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien."

[08/16/11 - 06:33 AM]
NBC Announces the 16 Groups Vying to Be the Best A Cappella Group in the Country on "The Sing-Off"
The show's third season, with the number of groups competing expanded to 16, premieres Monday, September 19.

[08/15/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 15
Updates include: TLC cancels "Kate Plus 8"; Peter Tolan to pen NBC's Sean Hayes-led comedy; and ABC lands a pair of potential dramas.

[08/15/11 - 05:32 PM]
MTV Gets Even More "Awkward" Picking Up a Second Season of Its Hit Comedy
The series continues its season one run on Tuesday nights with 7 all-new remaining episodes.

[08/15/11 - 03:31 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Tops Originals
Syfy's wrestling franchise leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/15/11 - 02:03 PM]
Bad to the Bone: "Dinosaur Revolution" to Premiere September 4 and 11 on Discovery Channel
The four-part series premieres Sunday, September 4 on the cable channel.

[08/15/11 - 12:55 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Oprah.com Sweepstakes
Starting today, viewers can enter for a chance to meet Oprah Winfrey at the O You! event in Atlanta, Georgia.

[08/15/11 - 10:38 AM]
Travel Channel Triple Stacks Three Original Series on Tuesday Nights Premiering on October 4
Newcomer "Made in America" will be joined by returning series "Mysteries At The Museum" and "Off Limits."

[08/15/11 - 10:27 AM]
Animal Planet Announces Matching Campaign for the Network's Charitable Giving Initiative - R.O.A.R.
The matching campaign allows consumer donations to be matched dollar for dollar up to $90,000 from the proceeds of Animal Planet licensed products.

[08/15/11 - 09:58 AM]
"HGTV Design Star" Season Seven Now Casting
Beginning Sunday, August 21, open auditions for the seventh season will get underway at various locations across the country.

[08/15/11 - 09:42 AM]
"Big Brother" Tops Sunday in Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/15/11 - 09:30 AM]
MTV Goes Under Lockdown With the Series Premiere of "Cuff'd," on Monday, August 29 at 11PM ET/PT
The documentary series "provides viewers with a fly-on-the-wall perspective of what happens on the ride to the precinct after young offenders are arrested."

[08/15/11 - 09:24 AM]
Designer Sabrina Soto Reveals How to Make High-End Style Affordable in "The High Low Project"
The newcomer formally launches Saturday, September 3 at 8:30/7:30c.

[08/15/11 - 09:02 AM]
Platinum-Selling New Zealand Pop Band Goldenhorse Make Their U.S. Debut on ABC Family's "The Lying Game"
Smartphone users can go to ABCFamily.com and get their song "Jump Into the Sun" for free in the next 24 hours.

[08/15/11 - 08:54 AM]
ABC's "CMA Music Festival" Surges by 1 Million Viewers Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/15/11 - 08:53 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Modest Start for FOX's "In The Flow"
CBS dominates the night thanks to a PGA overrun from that afternoon.

[08/15/11 - 08:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "Brickleberry" Animated Series, a Co-Production of Fox 21 and Comedy Central, From Executive Producers Daniel Tosh, Waco O'Guin and Roger Black
"Daniel Tosh pointed a gun at our heads and asked if we would put this series on the air, and we agreed that would be a good idea," said Kent Alterman.







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[07/28/16 - 12:43 PM]
TLC's "Playhouse Masters" Climbs Into Imaginative Spaces
Tyson and Audy Leavitt create the most elaborate, over-the-top playhouses out of their family-run shop called "Charmed Playhouses."

[07/28/16 - 11:24 AM]
#Squadgoals Takes on New Meaning in an All New Season of Velocity's "Garage Squad"
The all new season starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm premieres Wednesday, August 24.

[07/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
TBS Greenlights Digital Animated Series "Storyville" and Begins Development on Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Series
Musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will tell true life stories which will be animated in rich detail, exposing the sheer absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory.

[07/28/16 - 10:26 AM]
Esquire Network Greenlights New Seasons of Hit Documentary Franchise "Friday Night Tykes" and Spin-Off "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country"
A combination of fan-favorite teams are set to return, with all-new teams presenting an authentic look at the cultural phenomenon that is American football.

[07/28/16 - 10:03 AM]
PBS to Present "Spotlight Education," A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America's Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
The stunt features eleven films and documentaries on local PBS stations September 12-17.

[07/28/16 - 10:02 AM]
PBS and American Experience Announce "The Great War" to Premiere April 2017
The six-hour, three-night event, will premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.

[07/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Frontline on PBS Presents "Divided States of America," A Look at the Polarized Nation the Next President Will Inherit
The four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country, and examines the America the next president will inherit.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of Broadway Smash Hit Hamilton - Hosts Sixth Annual PBS Arts Fall Festival
"Hamilton's America" gives viewers a look at Miranda and his colleagues' creative process during the three years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Taps Charles Dance to Narrate Epic Global Miniseres Event "Savage Kingdom"
The project is a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Disney XD Picks Up Second Season of Its Innovative Hidden-Camera Prank Series "Walk the Prank"
The series has reached 35.4 million viewers including 13.2 million Kids 6-14 and 6.3 million Boys 6-14 on Disney XD and Disney Channel.

[07/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
El Rey Network's Original Wrestling Series "Lucha Underground" Returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM ET
Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement.

[07/28/16 - 09:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock once again is the evening's most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "Kiss Bang Love"
In "Kiss Bang Love," singles searching for love will participate in a new social experiment to find their match based on blindfolded kissing.

[07/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
Make a Date with Adult Swim's New Drive-In Tour - 10 Cities Host Nights of Fun and Freebies!
Each stop of the five-week, 10-city national tour, brings an ultimate exclusive sneak peek at unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and loads of other Adult Swim favorites.

[07/28/16 - 08:52 AM]
HBO Renews "Ballers" for Third Season
"Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the 'Ballers' team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers," said Casey Bloys.