[monday, april 30, 2012]    
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[04/30/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 30
Updates include: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's "True Detective" lands at HBO; David McCallum inks new deal for "NCIS"; and Bree Williamson joins the cast of Syfy's "Haven."

[04/30/12 - 06:06 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: NFL Draft Repeats as Demo Leader
Plus: numbers for E!'s "Kate & Will: Happily Ever After," HBO's "The Ricky Gervais Show" and Animal Planet's "Whale Wars: Viking Shores."

[04/30/12 - 06:01 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: NFL Draft Overshadows the Competition
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "7 Days of Sex," Bravo's "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding" and "Kathy."

[04/30/12 - 02:01 PM]
ABC Announces New Reality Competition Series, "The Glass House"
The project, a "real life and real-time reality competition where viewers are in charge of the game," premieres Monday, June 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/30/12 - 01:44 PM]
TLC Dresses Up Tuesday Nights With a Fashion-Filled Lineup
Look for "What Not to Wear" and "Big Brooklyn Style" to air back-to-back beginning Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/30/12 - 01:16 PM]
HBO Documentary Films Presents All-New Original Specials Monday Nights This Summer, June 18 Through July 30
Said run kicks off with "One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal."

[04/30/12 - 01:04 PM]
Justin Bieber, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Flo Rida and Lady Antebellum to Perform on the Season Finale of NBC's "The Voice," Tuesday, May 8, 9-11 PM ET
Bieber returns to "The Voice" stage for the broadcast television premiere performance of his new single, "Boyfriend."

[04/30/12 - 01:03 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Oprah.com Launch "Oprah's Thank You Game" on Facebook to Spread Gratitude Around the World
The game launches in conjunction with the season finale of "Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour," airing tonight.

[04/30/12 - 12:32 PM]
truTV Goes "Bigger, Bolder and Broader" with Original Programming Slate
"Killer Karaoke," "Guinness World Records Gone Wild," "Hardcore Pawn: Fort Bragg" and "Container Wars" are due later this year.

[04/30/12 - 12:27 PM]
HBO Renews Comedy Series "Girls" and "Veep" for Second Seasons
The pay channel has ordered 10-episode sophomore runs of both series.

[04/30/12 - 12:08 PM]
Discovery Channel Challenges Audiences to Put Their Minds to the Test With New Interactive Series "Head Games," Premiering June 3
John Krasinski narrates the three-part series, which will air Sundays at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/30/12 - 10:54 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Modern Family" Moves Ahead of "Idol" to Rank #1 for the Week and Increases its Lead over "The Voice"
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 9-15.

[04/30/12 - 10:22 AM]
John Legend Joins Cast of ABC's Musical Competition Series "Duets"
Legend joins Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke, taking over for the previously announced Lionel Richie.

[04/30/12 - 10:21 AM]
Conference Semifinal Overnights on NBC Are Best in Eight Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29.

[04/30/12 - 10:19 AM]
New Premiere Date: Sundance Channel's "Push Girls" Moved to Monday, June 4
The 14-part series was previously slated to premiere on Tuesday, June 5.

[04/30/12 - 10:07 AM]
New Music from Tonight's April 30 Episode of NBC's Critically Acclaimed Musical Drama "Smash" Available Today on iTunes
"I'm Going Down" was written by Norman Jesse Whitfield; performed by Megan Hilty.

[04/30/12 - 09:33 AM]
Video: Charlie Sheen Welcomes You to "Anger Management"
Go behind-the-scenes of the upcoming FX comedy, premiering Thursday, June 28.

[04/30/12 - 09:31 AM]
Teri Hatcher to Make Directorial Debut and Guest Star on ABC Family's "Jane By Design"
She will be playing Jane's (Erica Dasher) long-lost mother for four episodes.

[04/30/12 - 09:09 AM]
CBS Wins Sunday in Viewers for the Ninth Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 29.

[04/30/12 - 09:02 AM]
ABC Wins Sunday by Double Digits/"Once Upon a Time" is the #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 29.

[04/30/12 - 08:51 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Once Upon a Time" Hands ABC Demo Victory
Plus: the season finale of "The Good Wife" on CBS is the night's most-watched program.

[04/30/12 - 08:18 AM]
AMC Networks Names Jennifer Caserta President of IFC
She was previously executive vice president and general manager.

[04/30/12 - 08:18 AM]
"The Grammar of Happiness" Premieres May 12 on Smithsonian Channel
The one-hour special follows Daniel Everett, a red-bearded American who "decamped with his family to the Amazon rainforest to save souls."

[04/30/12 - 08:15 AM]
Interview: "The Pitch" Executive Producer Eli Holzman & AMC's Joel Stillerman
The cable channel's latest reality series formally rolls out tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/30/12 - 08:11 AM]
Bounce TV to Launch its First-Ever Original Series: Family Time to Debut Monday, June 18
Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell star in the project, created by Bentley Kyle Evans.

[04/30/12 - 08:00 AM]
A&E's New Original Real-Life Series "Barter Kings" Premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 9PM ET/PT
The series "features the thriving subculture of cashless trading, following Steve and Antonio, two of the best barterers in the business."

[04/30/12 - 07:08 AM]
Watchitoo Powers Animal Planet's Interactive Live After-Show of "Whale Wars: Viking Shores"
The live whaling discussion will air on Animal Planet's website and Facebook page on Friday, May 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/30/12 - 07:05 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR, "The Blind Side" Top Charts
FOX and ABC share the adults 18-49 crown however the Alphabet is the most-watched network.

[04/30/12 - 06:35 AM]
Exclusive: Syfy to Open "School Spirits" on Wednesday, June 20
Plus: look for the much-ballyhooed original movie "Jersey Shore Shark Attack" on Saturday, June 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/30/12 - 06:35 AM]
ESPN's "SportsCenter" to Unveil Top 40 Female Athletes of Past 40 Years Beginning April 30
The top 10 female athletes will be revealed during the 11 p.m. weeknight "SportsCenter" (June 11-22).

[04/30/12 - 06:34 AM]
Exclusive: "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" Returns to TBS on Friday, July 13
A marathon of the show's 10-episode freshman run will lead into said premiere starting at 4:00/3:00c.

[04/30/12 - 06:14 AM]
E! Entertainment Announces Bold and Broad-Based Scripted Series Development Slate Reflecting Audience Fascination With Themes Drawn from Pop Culture
E!'s first scripted series will make its debut in 2013.

[04/30/12 - 06:13 AM]
E! Builds on Success and Momentum as the Pulse of Pop Culture and Unveils the Network's Next Evolution
The channel's new look, logo, brand Campaign and "Pop of Culture" tagline will debut on Monday, July 9.

[04/30/12 - 05:38 AM]
Whitney Cummings Is Coming to E! With New Weekly Talk Show "Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings"
The newcomer will follow "The Soup" on Wednesday nights beginning in late 2012.

[04/30/12 - 05:32 AM]
Kevin and Danielle Jonas Invite Cameras Into Their Private World in the All-New E! Series "Married to Jonas"
The 10-episode series, from Ryan Seacrest Productions, premieres Sunday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/30/12 - 04:02 AM]
ESPN, Inc. Launches New Multi-Platform Worldwide Soccer Brand, ESPNFC
The new offering will bring together all of ESPN's soccer properties and house them under one universally recognized name.

[04/29/12 - 09:32 PM]
Nigel Lythgoe Brings His "Opening Act" to E!
The series, premiering Monday, July 9, gives amateur acts the chance to open for Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz and Gym Class Heroes.

[04/29/12 - 07:06 AM]
Discovery Channel Crashes a Passenger Jet for Science Documentary
Said experiment will serve as the backdrop for the second season premiere of "Curiosity."

[04/28/12 - 09:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Undercover Boss" Reigns for CBS
The Eye tops the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/28/12 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Surges Year to Year and "20/20" Dominates "Dateline" at 10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 27.

[04/27/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 27
Updates include: E! to order third season of "After Lately"; Amy Sedaris to guest on USA's "Necessary Roughness"; and David Simkins moves from "Warehouse 13" to "Grimm."

[04/27/12 - 10:52 PM]
TV Land Begins Production on "The Soul Man," Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash
The "Hot in Cleveland" spin-off premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00/9:00c followed by the return of "The Exes."

[04/27/12 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Pulls "Best Friends Forever," Fills With "Off Their Rockers" Originals
The show's last two episodes of the season will be replaced by the Betty White-hosted series.

[04/27/12 - 03:14 PM]
Bravo Media's "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding" Wigs Out With More Than 1.5 Million Total Viewers for Back-to-Back Episodes
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, April 26.

[04/27/12 - 03:06 PM]
NBC Books 90-Minute Season Finale for "Community" on Thursday, May 17
The three episodes will bookened the season finale of "30 Rock" that same night.

[04/27/12 - 01:29 PM]
TeenNick to Add "H20," "Alien Surf Girls" in May
"H20" resumes its third season on Monday, May 21 while "Alien Surf Girls" premieres Tuesday, May 29.

[04/27/12 - 01:25 PM]
ESPN's Second Highest-Rated and Second Most-Viewed NFL Draft
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 26.

[04/27/12 - 01:15 PM]
Conference Quarterfinals Are Most-Watched on Record
NBC spins the numbers for its NHL playoff coverage to date.

[04/27/12 - 12:56 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces Groundbreaking Multi-Platform Agreement With Top TV Broadcaster Ryan Seacrest
The new two-year deal extends Seacrest's current on-air presence with E! onto NBC, spanning news, entertainment and sports programming.

[04/27/12 - 12:25 PM]
Video: "Dallas" - TNT Releases New Promo
The cable channel's revival kicks off with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 13.

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[10/25/16 - 10:01 AM]
History's New Military Drama Series "Six" Premieres Wednesday, January 18 at 10PM ET/PT
The eight episode first season follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors, whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists.

[10/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Bravo Media Goes Behind the Scenes of the Ultra Exclusive "Timber Creek Lodge" Premiering Monday, December 5 at 10PM ET/PT
It's all work and a lot of play at "Timber Creek Lodge," where viewers will go behind the doors of a five-star mountain retreat to see the on-and-off duty shenanigans of the resort staff working around the clock to provide the ultimate vacation experience.

[10/25/16 - 08:46 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice"
The Peacock stakes claim to the most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/25/16 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Oy with the Poodles Already! Netflix's "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" Trailer Is Here!
"Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" launches Friday, November 25, everywhere that Netflix is available.

[10/25/16 - 07:31 AM]
BBC America Confirms Casting for Final Season of "Orphan Black"
Returning guest stars include Evelyne Brochu, Calwyn Shurgold and James Frain.

[10/25/16 - 07:10 AM]
The CW Network and Tough Mudder to Launch New Multi-Platform Series to Debut on CW Seed and The CW in 2017
Episodes one through five will debut on CW Seed, The CW's digital network.

[10/25/16 - 04:31 AM]
The Ringing of the (Door) Bells - Why Netflix Pausing Surges on Halloween Night and Peaks at 7:29 p.m.
Today, the crack team of Netflix data scientists in the Candy and Confections Division announced that pause rates across the country increase up to 30 percent during trick-or-treating.

[10/24/16 - 02:45 PM]
"Frozen," Walt Disney Animation Studios' Blockbuster Film, Makes Its Network Broadcast Premiere on ABC This Holiday Season
Look for "The Making of Frozen: A Return to Arendelle" that same night, Sunday, December 11 on the Alphabet.

[10/24/16 - 02:19 PM]
Video: MTV's "Sweet/Vicious" First Look Promos!
MTV's new series starring Eliza Bennett and Taylor Dearden and created by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson premieres November 15.

[10/24/16 - 01:21 PM]
TLC & Discovery Family to Premiere "Unichef: Uniting Through Food" on Thursday, November 17
The special will premiere at 7/6c on TLC followed by an encore presentation at 9/8c on Discovery Family Channel.

[10/24/16 - 01:20 PM]
Louis C.K., Ryan Reynolds, Tracy Morgan and More Join the Guest List as TBS's "Conan" Heads to New York for a Week of Shows
It will also continue O'Brien's string of innovative road show broadcasts from cities across the United States and around the globe.

[10/24/16 - 12:38 PM]
Food Network Gets Festive for the Holidays with the Return of "Cake Wars: Christmas"
Jonathan Bennett hosts the six hour-long episodes filled with the most over-the-top Christmas cake confections ever seen.

[10/24/16 - 11:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" 2016 Original Movie Premieres
"Love Always, Santa" will kick things off Sunday, November 6 on the cable channel.

[10/24/16 - 11:15 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Unprecedented and Historic Global Release of "Before the Flood"
"In our minds, there is no more important story to tell, no more important issue facing our planet than that of climate change," said Courteney Monroe.

[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
"Underfire: The Untold Story of PFC. Tony Vaccaro," Recounting the Life of a WWII Combat Infantryman and War Photographer, Debuts Nov. 14 on HBO
The film chronicles the life and vision of this remarkable man, exploring how photography defines the way the public perceives armed conflict, and revealing the sheer difficulty of survival while taking photos in a war zone.