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[05/11/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 11
Updates include: Maggie Grace to topline Showtime's potential "Californication" spin-off; FOX gives its Mindy Kaling-led comedy a new moniker; and Jorja Fox to return for season 13 of "CSI."

[05/11/12 - 09:00 PM]
ABC Finishes Scripted Renewals With "Last Man Standing"
The news closes the books on the Alphabet's returning scripted slate for next season.

[05/11/12 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Malibu Country" (ABC)
The Reba McEntire-led half-hour comes from creator Kevin Abbott.

[05/11/12 - 06:24 PM]
ABC Gives Second Season to "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23"
"So happy America is as demented as we are," co-star James Van Der Beek said via his Twitter account.

[05/11/12 - 06:18 PM]
ABC Renews "Body of Proof," "Private Practice"
The moves solidify the Alphabet's returning drama class for next season.

[05/11/12 - 05:49 PM]
"Missing," "Pan Am," "The River" Latest to Get the Boot at ABC
The cancellations cap a busy day at the Alphabet.

[05/11/12 - 05:37 PM]
Daredevil Nik Wallenda's Death-Defying Niagara Falls Tightrope Walk to Air as a Primetime Special Exclusively on ABC, Friday, June 15
"Megastunts: The Greatest Stunts... Ever" and "Megastunts: Man on Wire: Live from Niagara" will fill the night beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/11/12 - 05:27 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "666 Park Avenue," "How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life," "Last Resort" (ABC)
Terry O'Quinn, Sarah Chalke, Vanessa Williams, Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins are among the latest stars bound for/returning to the network.

[05/11/12 - 04:35 PM]
ABC Cancels "GCB" After One Season
The news comes amidst an increasingly busy afternoon at the Alphabet.

[05/11/12 - 04:34 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "The Family Tools," "Nashville," "The Neighbors," "Red Widow," "Zero Hour" (ABC)
Kyle Bornheimer, Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Edwards, Radha Mitchell and Jami Gertz are among the various actors heading to the Alphabet next season.

[05/11/12 - 03:45 PM]
ABC Renews "Scandal" for Second Season
Executive producer Shonda Rhimes broke the news in today's latest Twitter announcement.

[05/11/12 - 02:55 PM]
The CW Cancels "Ringer," "The Secret Circle"
The netlet has locked in its drama commitments for next season.

[05/11/12 - 02:45 PM]
Monday Dramas "Gossip Girl," "Hart of Dixie" Renewed by The CW
"Gossip Girl" will return for a final season of 11 episodes.

[05/11/12 - 02:16 PM]
NBC Pulls the Plug on "Harry's Law"
Kathy Bates broke the news this afternoon on her Twitter account.

[05/11/12 - 02:15 PM]
The CW Renews "Nikita" for Third Season
The netlet's Friday drama will be back for another go-around.

[05/11/12 - 02:01 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Arrow," "Beauty & The Beast," "The Carrie Diaries," "Cult," "First Cut" (The CW)
AnnaSophia Robb stars as a young Carrie Bradshaw in the netlet's "Sex and the City" prequel.

[05/11/12 - 01:09 PM]
NBC Cancels "Awake," "Best Friends Forever," "Bent," "Are You There Chelsea?"
All four series were widely considered unlikely to return.

[05/11/12 - 12:53 PM]
History's "Top Gear" Renewed for Season 3
Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood will return as hosts for the U.S. incarnation.

[05/11/12 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Gives Third Season to "Happy Endings"
All four members of the Alphabet's fall Wednesday lineup are now set to return.

[05/11/12 - 12:30 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Next Caller" (NBC)
Dane Cook and Collette Wolfe star in the comedy, about a mismatched pair of radio hosts in New York City.

[05/11/12 - 12:18 PM]
"Whitney" Makes the Cut at NBC
The Whitney Cummings-led comedy, which wrapped its season in March, will be back for a sophomore run.

[05/11/12 - 11:55 AM]
NBC Renews "The Office," "Parks & Recreation," "Up All Night"
Said trio joins "Community" and "30 Rock," which were picked up yesterday.

[05/11/12 - 11:36 AM]
ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Wife Swap"; NBC's "Fashion Star" Latest to Get Renewals
The Tom Bergeron-hosted hour will return for its landmark 23rd season.

[05/11/12 - 10:14 AM]
Lifetime Picks Up Docu-Series "The Houston Family Chronicles"
The series will follow the late Whitney Houston's family, including Whitney's sister-in-law/manager Pat; Pat's daughter Rayah; Whitney's brother Gary, daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother, Cissy.

[05/11/12 - 10:04 AM]
NBC Presents "Adele Live in London" on Sunday, June 3 at 8 PM ET
In her first-ever network special, Adele sits down with Matt Lauer for an exclusive interview from London to recap the amazing year that followed the release of her sophomore album.

[05/11/12 - 09:51 AM]
"Entertainment Tonight" Celebrates 8,000 Episodes on Friday, May 11, 2012
Plus: "ET" has been the number one syndicated newsmagazine for the past 86 consecutive sweeps (824 consecutive weeks).

[05/11/12 - 09:49 AM]
The Season Finale of "The Big Bang Theory" Is Thursday's #1 Program in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 10.

[05/11/12 - 09:45 AM]
TNT Expands Slate with Two New Unscripted Series: Gripping "Boston Blue" (w.t.) and Action-Packed "72 Hours" (w.t.)
The cable channel has ordered eight episodes of each series, with plans to launch them in 2013.

[05/11/12 - 09:35 AM]
Interview: "The Walking Dead" Alum Jon Bernthal
The actor chats about his post-zombie life, including guest starring on this Sunday's "Harry's Law" and toplining the TNT drama pilot "L.A. Noir."

[05/11/12 - 08:52 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" is Up Year to Year and Hits an 13-Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 10.

[05/11/12 - 08:51 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Inches Past CBS for Demo Victory
The Eye's "The Big Bang Theory" finale however tops "American Idol" as the top draw in the key demographic.

[05/11/12 - 08:30 AM]
Stakes Are Higher Than Ever In Discovery's Newest Series "Final Offer"
Michael Kalish hosts the newcomer - premiering Thursday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c - about four successful dealers as they battle it out to buy some of the nation's most desired items.

[05/11/12 - 08:20 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Common Law" (USA)

[05/11/12 - 07:52 AM]
VH1's New Series, "Miss You Much," Reconnects Viewers With Celebrity Crushes And Beloved Stars Of The '90s And Early '00s
Catherine Reitman hosts the eight-episode, half-hour series, which will premiere in September of 2012.

[05/11/12 - 07:39 AM]
MTV Takes Viewers Inside the World of "Dev" With the Documentary Special Chronicling the Recording Artist at a Turning Point in Her Career on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11PM ET/PT
Viewers know Dev and her voice as the singer behind smash hits, "Like A G6," "In the Dark," and "Naked" - a duet with Enrique Iglesias - off her debut album "The Night the Sun Came Up."

[05/11/12 - 06:42 AM]
TBS Partners with Electus and Jason Bateman and Will Arnett's DumbDumb on Sponsored Digital Comedy Shorts
The initial agreement calls for DumbDumb to produce up to six short-form comedy videos for TBS.com, each featuring a sponsor's brand integration and the DumbDumb stable of comedic stars.

[05/11/12 - 06:06 AM]
Sundance Channel Unveils Non-Fiction Development Slate for 2012/2013 Season
Also on tap are new seasons of "The Mortified Sessions," "All on the Line with Joe Zee" and "Iconoclasts."

[05/10/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 10
Updates include: Ed Helms, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer to return to "The Office"; Jamie Kennedy to co-host The CW's "Oh Sit!"; and George Blagden is bound for History's "Vikings."

[05/10/12 - 09:04 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 10
Plus: Lisa Marie Presley and Adam Lambert to perform on next results show Thursday, May 17.

[05/10/12 - 07:23 PM]
ABC Locks In Reality Trio for Next Season
"Shark Tank," "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Bachelor" are all due back.

[05/10/12 - 05:50 PM]
"Modern Family," "Suburgatory," "The Middle," "Grey's Anatomy," "Revenge," "Castle" Among Latest ABC Renewals
The sextet joins the just announced second season of "Once Upon a Time."

[05/10/12 - 05:38 PM]
ABC Renews "Once Upon a Time" for a Second Season
Co-creator Adam Horowitz broke the news this afternoon via his Twitter account.

[05/10/12 - 04:51 PM]
NBC Enrolls "Community" for Another Season
The Thursday comedy has received a 13-episode fourth season.

[05/10/12 - 03:41 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Put TNT on Top
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Around the World in 80 Plates," VH1's "Couples Therapy" and Discovery's "Auction Kings."

[05/10/12 - 03:36 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs, "Deadliest Catch" Lead the Night
Plus: numbers for History's "United Stats of America," Lifetime's "Dance Moms: Miami" and Oxygen's "Best Ink."

[05/10/12 - 03:07 PM]
Syfy's New Hit "Total Blackout" Sets Series Records in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 9.

[05/10/12 - 02:52 PM]
TBS Greenlights Two New Series: "Deon Cole's Black Box" and "Who Gets the Last Laugh?"
Both shows, from Warner Horizon Television, are slated to premiere in 2013.

[05/10/12 - 02:37 PM]
NBC Pulls "Rock Center With Brian Williams" for the Remainder of May Sweeps
Repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will instead fill its Wednesday, 9:00/8:00c slot.

[05/10/12 - 01:44 PM]
NBC Renews "Parenthood," Orders Final Season of "30 Rock"
They'll join a returning class that includes "Grimm," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Smash."

[05/10/12 - 01:36 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "Do No Harm," "Infamous" (NBC)
Steven Pasquale stars in the former, a new take on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," while Meagan Good toplines the latter hour.







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[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
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[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
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