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[08/18/11 - 10:54 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 18
Updates include: Sarah Silverman to topline a comedy for NBC; TLC to wrap "LA Ink"; and TNT gives "Gateway" a cast-contingent pilot order.

[08/18/11 - 10:01 PM]
Tyra Banks, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, Sophia Bush, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Demi Lovato and Olivia Wilde Win Big at the 2011 Do Something Awards
TV winners included "America's Best Dance Crew" (Do Something Reality TV Show) and "Glee" (Do Something TV Show).

[08/18/11 - 07:27 PM]
Lady Gaga to Open 2011 MTV Video Music Awards - Announced Tonight During Live Times Square Take Over
"It means the world to me," Gaga said. "I just feel really blessed every day. I have the most amazing fans."

[08/18/11 - 05:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Tops Viewers List
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Ton of Cash," TLC's "Outrageous Kid Parties" and Animal Planet's "Confessions: Animal Hoarding."

[08/18/11 - 03:38 PM]
Syfy Presents First Ever Live WWE(R) Smackdown(R) Special on Tuesday, August 30 at 8PM/ET
"SuperSmackdown Live" will also re-air in its regular time slot on Friday, September 2.

[08/18/11 - 01:58 PM]
CBS Pulls "Same Name" from Sunday Lineup
Repeats of "The Good Wife" will instead slide into the Sunday, 9:00/8:00c hour, effective immediately.

[08/18/11 - 01:38 PM]
CBS Bumps "Rules of Engagement" Season Premiere to Saturday, October 8
The show's sixth season was previously set to launch Saturday, September 24.

[08/18/11 - 12:15 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces Its Broadcast Plans for the 10-Year Anniversary of September 11th
Highlights include the previously announced primetime special "Children of 9/11" on Monday, September 5.

[08/18/11 - 11:54 AM]
Cedric the Entertainer Guest Stars in An All-New "Hot in Cleveland" This Wednesday 8/24 at 10PM on TV Land and Chats Live on TVLand.com!
Said installment will serve as a backdoor pilot to a potential Cedric the Entertainer-led spin-off.

[08/18/11 - 11:50 AM]
CMT Pays Tribute to the Stories of Survival from 9/11 When "Angels Among Us" Premieres September 15
The four-part series was previously set to launch the week prior on Thursday, September 8.

[08/18/11 - 11:22 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Rank #1 vs. ABC's Mostly Original Competition and CBS's Encores in All Key Categories for the Week of Aug. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 8-12.

[08/18/11 - 11:17 AM]
NBC Sports Group Drops Puck on New 10-Year NHL Partnership With More Hockey Coverage Than Ever
For the first time ever, all Stanley Cup Playoff games will be televised nationally on an NBCU platform.

[08/18/11 - 10:44 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Primetime Programming Slate for Original Series Premiering in October
New additions include "Don't Tell the Bride," "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind."

[08/18/11 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Sports Media Group Reaches Multi-Year, Multi-Media Rights Agreement With Ultimate Fighting Championship
Said pact includes Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter," which will move to FX in the spring of 2012.

[08/18/11 - 09:30 AM]
Season to Date, "Nightline" Ranks First in Late-Night Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 8-12.

[08/18/11 - 09:29 AM]
"Big Brother" Delivers Its Highest Ratings Among Adults 18-49, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 Since September 2007
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 17.

[08/18/11 - 09:25 AM]
Dave Navarro to Host New Spike Original Series "InkMaster"
Plus: Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck to serve as judges on the first-ever tattoo competition series, premiering in January.

[08/18/11 - 08:50 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Hits Season High for CBS
The Eye's summer franchise posts its best numbers of the summer among adults 18-49.

[08/18/11 - 08:14 AM]
Legendary Jabberwock and Lethal Humanoids Will Terrorize September Syfy Saturday Original Movies
Tahmoh Penikett and Kacey Barnfield star in "Jabberwock," while David Hewlett and Robert Picardo topline "Morlocks."

[08/18/11 - 12:12 AM]
Interview: "Beyond Scared Straight" Executive Producer Arnold Shapiro
A&E's hit series returns for its second season tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/17/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 17
Updates include: Josh Friedman, Rand Ravich land new projects; Food Network slates two new series; and Charisma Carpenter, James Marsters to reunite on The CW's "Supernatural."

[08/17/11 - 03:14 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Memphis Beat" Finale Hits Season High
The TNT drama posted its most-watched episode of the season.

[08/17/11 - 02:50 PM]
CBS News Announces Division-Wide Coverage Plans to Mark 10 Years Since the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks
Among the highlights: Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon's follow-up special "9/11: 10 Year Later."

[08/17/11 - 02:00 PM]
Style's "Tia & Tamera" Shatters New Records in Its Second Week
The Style Network spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[08/17/11 - 10:48 AM]
Video: "Rock 'n' Roll Fantsay Camp" - Season 2 Supertrailer
Kimberly Caldwell hosts the new season, premiering Saturday, August 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/17/11 - 10:44 AM]
"Masterchef" Season Two Winner Revealed
Plus: FOX spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 16.

[08/17/11 - 10:33 AM]
TNT Begins Production on "Perception," New Drama Series Starring Emmy(R) Winner Eric McCormack
Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith and Kelly Rowan also star in the hour, due next summer.

[08/17/11 - 10:10 AM]
"Fight With Style" Skin Cancer Prevention Initiative Launches The Style Network's Signature Beauty Bus Tour
The goal of the 10-city national tour is to encourage early detection and life-saving preventative measures.

[08/17/11 - 10:03 AM]
The Hub TV Network Kicks Off Second Season of "Family Game Night"
The one-hour family game show will kick off with back-to-back episodes on Friday, September 2 starting at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/17/11 - 09:45 AM]
E! Brings Viewers Fun, Sun and Drama When the Hit Show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" Goes on Location to Bora Bora!
The cable channel details the upcoming installments from the series.

[08/17/11 - 09:31 AM]
Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson Return to Judges' Panel and Ryan Seacrest Returns as Host of "American Idol"
As previously announced, the series returns Sunday, January 22 following the NFC Championship.

[08/17/11 - 08:46 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Masterchef" Wraps on Top for FOX
The show's two-hour finale dings NBC's "America's Got Talent" and ABC's "Take the Money and Run."

[08/17/11 - 08:21 AM]
"Britney Spears: Femme Fatale" Premieres in November on Epix and EpixHD.com
"I am so excited that all my fans will be able to see my Femme Fatale tour on EPIX," said Spears. "I am really proud of this show and I want all of my fans to see it."

[08/17/11 - 07:25 AM]
Olympic Medalists Shawn Johnson, Jonathan Horton and Alicia Sacramone Highlight NBC Sports' and Universal Sports' Live Coverage of the 2011 Visa Championships
NBC will carry live primetime coverage of the women's final day competition on Saturday at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/17/11 - 06:01 AM]
3net - the 24/7 3D Network From Sony, Discovery and IMAX - and Red Bull Media House North America Bring Red Bull's Iconic Sports and Entertainment Events to 3D Television for the First Time Ever
Said partnership kicks-off with the world 3D premiere of "Red Bull Rampage" on Sunday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[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.







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Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.

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