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[08/23/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 23
Updates include: Oxygen cancels "The World According to Paris"; Dwayne Johnson, Jerry Bruckheimer developing wrestling drama at NBC; and Shane Brennan lands two new projects at CBS.

[08/23/11 - 04:56 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "The Lying Game," "Millionaire Matchmaker" Climb for ABC Family, Bravo
Both series are up from their openers last week.

[08/23/11 - 02:12 PM]
Relive the Glamour of the Jet Age When ABC's "Pan Am" Flight Experience Takes Off, August 26
The tour will culminate with a special day-long event in New York's Time Square, Friday, September 23.

[08/23/11 - 01:42 PM]
Legendary Tony Bennett to Participate in Special Tribute to Amy Winehouse at The "2011 MTV Video Music Awards"
Other performers set for Sunday's event include Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull and Young The Giant.

[08/23/11 - 01:12 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Season Highs for "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," "True Blood"
E! and HBO's signature shows also lead the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/23/11 - 12:34 PM]
Bravo Announces Buick, Extra(R) Dessert Delights(R) Gum and KitchenAid as Top Sponsors for "Top Chef Just Desserts"
The second season of the "Top Chef" spin-off premieres this Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/23/11 - 12:15 PM]
"Carson Nation" Returns to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Tuesday, September 6
The show's two remaining installments will air back-to-back beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/23/11 - 12:11 PM]
Spike TV and Morgan Spurlock Rack Up Television Premiere of "Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong"
The special premieres Thursday, September 1 at 11:00/10:00c on the cable channel.

[08/23/11 - 12:10 PM]
Showtime & NFL Films Sign Multi-Year Extension for Emmy Award-Winning "Inside the NFL"
The series returns for another 23-episode season on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/23/11 - 11:52 AM]
Exclusive: Lifetime Bumps "Russian Dolls" to Late-Night
The former "Project Runway" lead-out will now air at 11:30/10:30c on Thursday nights.

[08/23/11 - 11:39 AM]
Big Audiences for "Big Brother"; CBS Wins the Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/23/11 - 11:11 AM]
TNT Continued Its Tremendous Success Last Week with "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Closer" Topping the Charts
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/23/11 - 11:10 AM]
"Live! With Regis and Kelly" Kicks Off The "Regis Farewell Celebration Season"
Matt Damon, Celine Dion, Stephen Moyer and Salma Hayek are on tap for the new season, due September 5.

[08/23/11 - 11:09 AM]
Disney Channel Wins Total Day and Prime for 10th Straight Week in Core Kids
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/23/11 - 11:08 AM]
ABC Moves "Rookie Blue" Season Finale Up to Thursday, September 8
Back-to-back episodes will cap its sophomore run beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/23/11 - 10:44 AM]
truTV Getting Younger as Network Scores Best Summer Ever with Adults and Men 18-34
truTV spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/23/11 - 10:41 AM]
FOX Moves Into Summer's Top Spot
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/23/11 - 10:41 AM]
ABC Claims 6 of the Top 20 Broadcast Shows for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/23/11 - 10:30 AM]
Food Network Hits A "Sweet" Spot With Ron Ben-Israle's New Primetime Series "Sweet Genius"
As previously reported, the eight-episode series premieres Thursday, September 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/23/11 - 10:22 AM]
TNT Announces Fall/Winter Schedule, Including Return of "The Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Leverage" and "Southland," Plus Launch of "TNT Mystery Movie Night"
"Leverage" returns November 27 followed by "The Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles" on November 28 and "Southland" on January 17.

[08/23/11 - 10:04 AM]
Get Your Motor Running With Discovery Channel's New Series "Carfellas"
A sneak preview of the series will air this Monday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c following "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior."

[08/23/11 - 09:58 AM]
Crime Victims and Offenders Come Face-to-Face on the New OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Reality Series, "Confronting," Premiering Saturday, September 17
The series, from RelativityREAL, will air Saturdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/23/11 - 09:44 AM]
NBC Has the Top Three Telecasts of the Week in Total Viewers and Three of the Top Ten Programs of the Week in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/23/11 - 09:36 AM]
Lifetime Announces October Premiere Dates for New Original Movies Featuring Top-Tier Talent
On tap are "The Hunt for the I-5 Killer," "Girl Fight," "We Have Your Husband," "Possessing Piper Rose," "Iris Johansen's The Killing Game" and the previously announced "Five."

[08/23/11 - 09:29 AM]
10.7 Million Watch "Sunday Night Football" Preseason Game
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, August 21.

[08/23/11 - 09:25 AM]
Oxygen's "The Glee Project" Draws 1.2 Million Viewers for Season Finale
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, August 21.

[08/23/11 - 09:18 AM]
BBC America Launches on Cablevision This Week
As part of the company's agreement to launch BBC America, Cablevision has also extended its carriage agreement for BBC World News.

[08/23/11 - 09:15 AM]
New Jersey Gets More Bronzer, Smokey Eyes and Attitude With the Series Premiere of "Glam Fairy" on Sunday, October 23 at 8PM ET/PT on The Style Network
The 10-episode "Jerseylicious" spin-off features Alexa Prisco as she takes on new clients.

[08/23/11 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Bachelor Pad" Continues to Grow Year Over Year
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 22.

[08/23/11 - 08:39 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Keeps FOX on Top
A full night of the network's veteran franchise takes home victories in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/23/11 - 08:13 AM]
Syfy's Fall Programming Features Premiere of "Paranormal Witness," "Ghost Hunters Halloween Live" and "31 Days of Halloween"
Plus: "Sanctuary" (Friday, October 7), "Scare Tactics" (Monday, October 10) and "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" (Wednesday, October 19).

[08/23/11 - 07:39 AM]
"The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Debuts Sept. 19 at Midnight on HBO, The Exact Moment the Law's Repeat Goes Into Effect
The film, from directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, will then air in primetime on Tuesday, September 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/23/11 - 06:31 AM]
"2011 MTV Video Music Awards" to Feature Exclusive First Glimpse at Highly-Anticipated Film "The Hunger Games"
Said footage will be introduced by the film's star Jennifer Lawrence.

[08/23/11 - 06:02 AM]
"Countdown to the Emmys(R)" to Kick Off Live Coverage of The "63rd Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Sunday, September 18, on FOX
Nancy O'Dell, Mark Thompson and Amanda Byram will co-host the special, airing at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/23/11 - 12:25 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Pretty Little Liars" Co-Star Ian Harding
Part four of four from our recent set visit to the ABC Family series.

[08/23/11 - 12:24 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Pretty Little Liars" Co-Star Lucy Hale
Part three of four from our recent set visit to the ABC Family series.

[08/23/11 - 12:23 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Pretty Little Liars" Co-Star Ashley Benson
Part two of four from our recent set visit to the ABC Family series.

[08/23/11 - 12:22 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Pretty Little Liars" Co-Stars Troian Bellisario & Shay Mitchell
Part one of four from our recent set visit to the ABC Family series.

[08/22/11 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 22
Updates include: Showtime orders three pilots; Eric Stonestreet to play Fatty Arbuckle for HBO; and ABC continues script buying binge.

[08/22/11 - 06:58 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Trio Tops Most-Watched List
Syfy's "WWE Smackdown," Cartoon Network's "ThunderCats" and TLC's "Four Weddings" lead the demo charge.

[08/22/11 - 02:43 PM]
Global Music Sensation Pitbull Ready to Bring the Party to The "2011 MTV Video Music Awards" Stage
Plus: Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto and JB Smoove are tapped as presenters.

[08/22/11 - 02:14 PM]
"Covert Affairs" and "Burn Notice" Return with All-New Episodes on Tuesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 3
The pair join the previously announced return of "Psych" on Wednesday, October 12.

[08/22/11 - 01:15 PM]
"Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension" Surges by More Than 3 Million Total Viewers to Become 2011's No. 1 Entertainment Cable Telecast
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, August 5.

[08/22/11 - 12:41 PM]
A Special Monday Night "Dateline" Hoda Kotb Sits Down With Miranda Lambert
Said installment airs next Monday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/11 - 12:18 PM]
"Sunday Night Football" Scores NFL's Best Preseason Overnight This Year
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 21.

[08/22/11 - 11:20 AM]
"ID Investigates: 9/11 Crime Scene Investigators" - Airing September 4 at 9 PM on Investigation Discovery
The one-hour special "profiles the NYPD's elite Crime Scene Unit and its search for evidence and survivors in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks."

[08/22/11 - 11:12 AM]
TLC Brings Back More Premiere Episodes of "Toddlers & Tiaras"
Four new episodes will roll out beginning this Wednesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/11 - 10:00 AM]
"Big Brother" Sunday Delivers Season Highs in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 21.

[08/22/11 - 09:16 AM]
"20/20: The Sixth Sense" is ABC's Top Sunday Summer Debut in Over 7 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 21.

[08/22/11 - 09:15 AM]
Eliot Goldberg Joins CMT as Senior Vice President, Development and Programming
Goldberg was most recently Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming for TV Land.







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[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
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