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[05/17/12 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 17
Updates include: A&E cancels "Breakout Kings"; Nickelodeon to wrap "iCarly"; and TNT and Lifetime in early talks to pick up CBS's "Unforgettable."

[05/17/12 - 09:07 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 17
Plus: Los Angeles, CA; Newark, NJ; and Chicago, IL announced as first audition cities for season 12.

[05/17/12 - 04:00 PM]
Alicia Keys to Present Icon Award and Perform With Stevie Wonder at the "2012 Billboard Music Awards"
Plus: Whoopi Goldberg, Swizz Beatz, Charlie Sheen, Jason DerĂ¼lo, Zooey Deschanel and Kris Kristofferson have been announced as presenters.

[05/17/12 - 02:26 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Lakers/Thunder Continue Playoff Surge for TNT
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Around the World in 80 Plates," A&E's "Duck Dynasty" and NHL playoff coverage on NBC Sports Network.

[05/17/12 - 02:07 PM]
Video: USA Presents an Exclusive Sneak Peek of "Political Animals"
The Sigourney Weaver-led drama launches on Sunday, July 15 on the cable channel.

[05/17/12 - 01:45 PM]
WWE(R) Monday Night Raw(R) Expands to Three Electrifying Hours Launching With the 1,000th Episode, July 23 on USA Network
"The powerful three-hour block of live TV truly makes USA the year-round destination for young male viewers on Monday nights," said Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel.

[05/17/12 - 12:01 PM]
MTV2's "Hip Hop Squares" Premieres Tuesday, May 22nd at 11PM ET/PT
Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, Kat Graham, MGK, Tech N9ne, Donnell Rawlings, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe and Ghostface Killah are among those featured in the debut installment.

[05/17/12 - 11:59 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Finishes for the Late-Night Week of May 7-11
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 7-11.

[05/17/12 - 11:50 AM]
Bounce TV to Pay Tribute to Donna Summer With "Soul Train" Episode and Film "Thank God It's Friday" on Fri. May 18
Her memorable "Soul Train" episode from 1976 features performances of "Winter Melody" and "Spring Affair."

[05/17/12 - 11:10 AM]
Wiz Khalifa to Perform at the "2012 MTV Movie Awards"
In addition, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller are the latest confirmed to present.

[05/17/12 - 10:30 AM]
USA Kicks Off Summer of Social TV With New Digital Campaigns Across All Originals
"Covert Affairs," "Burn Notice," "Necessary Roughness," "Royal Pains," "Suits" and "White Collar" are all due back this summer.

[05/17/12 - 10:28 AM]
Lifetime's "Army Wives" to Return With All-New Episodes on June 24 After This Sunday's Cliffhanger Episode
The series, which recently shot its 100th episode, will follow "Drop Dead Diva" on Sunday nights.

[05/17/12 - 10:25 AM]
The CW Launches CWD, the All-New CW Digital Studio
Programming highlights include "Stupid Hype," written by and starring "Hart of Dixie's" Wilson Bethel.

[05/17/12 - 10:19 AM]
ABC Announces the Eight Partners for New Music Competition Series, "Duets"
Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke star in the project, premiering Thursday, May 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/17/12 - 10:16 AM]
USA Expands Comedy, Drama and Reality Programming Slates
Plus: the cable channel will begin its off-network run of "Modern Family" in Fall 2013.

[05/17/12 - 09:32 AM]
TBS to Exclusively Air Major League Baseball Wild Card Contests
Plus: MLB Network will exclusively televise two Division Series games in each of the next two years.

[05/17/12 - 09:27 AM]
Video: The CW 2012 Fall Previews
Get a first look at the netlet's three new shows this fall.

[05/17/12 - 09:23 AM]
The Two-Hour Season Finale of "Criminal Minds" Out-Delivers Last Year's Finale in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 16.

[05/17/12 - 09:09 AM]
New Smithsonian Channel Series Explores the Science Behind Criminal Investigations - "Forensic Firsts" Set to Premiere Sunday, June 17 at 9PM ET/PT
Each episode weaves together two criminal cases: a headline-grabbing modern murder investigation and the very first case where a forensic technique was invented and tested in court.

[05/17/12 - 09:09 AM]
For the Season ABC Marks its Best Wednesday Results in 5 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 16.

[05/17/12 - 09:09 AM]
Oxygen Media Puts Permanent Ink on Season Two Pick Up of the Tatoo Competition Series "Best Ink"
The second season of "Best Ink" will premiere on Oxygen in 2012.

[05/17/12 - 08:50 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Hits Demo High for May Sweeps
FOX's juggernaut also posts its largest audience in seven weeks.

[05/17/12 - 08:50 AM]
Animal Planet Helps Overwhelmed Owners and Exposes Out of Control Pets in New Seasons of "My Cat from Hell" and "Bad Dog!"
Said duo returns Saturday, June 30 at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c, respectively.

[05/17/12 - 08:16 AM]
Electus Announces K-Town, the First Unscripted Series from its Pop Culture YouTube(TM) Channel, LOUD, Set to Launch on July 2nd
The reality series, from Tyrese Gibson's HQ Productions, "explores the lives of incredibly colorful Asian Americans who reside in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles."

[05/17/12 - 08:12 AM]
NBC Sports Network to Air 292.5 Hours of Coverage at the 2012 London Olympics
Said coverage will include up to 20 medal rounds and 22 Olympic sports, including Team USA basketball, women's soccer and field hockey.

[05/17/12 - 08:01 AM]
Centric Celebrates The Dynamic Legacy Of African-American Music With An Extraordinary Lineup Of Original Series And Specials For Black Music Month Beginning Saturday, June 2nd
Highlights include the documentary "Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer, & Cultural Icon" on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00/10:00c.

[05/17/12 - 07:55 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Upsets NBC's "Leno" on Thursday with its First-Ever In-Season Win with Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 7-11.

[05/17/12 - 07:16 AM]
Chiller's "Can You Survive a Horror Movie?" to Premiere Friday, July 13 @ 9PM
Anthony Marks, Annie Unnold and Morgan West host the special, which "will put the most terrifying horror movie moments to the test."

[05/17/12 - 06:36 AM]
NBC Shifts "Harry's Law" Finale to May 27; "The Firm" Bumped Once Again
Encores of "America's Got Talent" will replace both series this weekend.

[05/17/12 - 06:01 AM]
Ashton Kutcher Returns to Host a Special All-New Episode of "Punk'd," on Sunday, June 3 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV, as Part of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" Pre-Show
Plus: Kellan Lutz to host the series on Thursday, May 31, featuring Julianne Hough, Ashley Rickards and Aimee Teegarden as marks.

[05/17/12 - 06:00 AM]
The CW Announces 2012-2013 Schedule
It's here: the netlet details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/16/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 16
Updates include: MTV cancels "I Just Want My Pants Back"; "Cougar Town" co-creators to step down as showrunners; and Syfy's "Haven" to return Friday, September 21.

[05/16/12 - 04:02 PM]
Adult Swim Announces Largest Programming Schedule Ever for 2012-13
The network's upcoming highlights include the "Childrens Hospital" spin-off "Newsreaders."

[05/16/12 - 03:55 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Continue TNT's Reign
Plus: numbers for HBO's "The Weight of the Nation," Bravo's "Pregnant in Heels" and Syfy's "Dream Machines."

[05/16/12 - 03:43 PM]
FOX Sports Delivers "Baseball Night in America" Saturday with Premiere Primetime Slate Beginning at 7:00 PM ET
The network details its sports highlights for the upcoming weekend.

[05/16/12 - 02:23 PM]
Discovery Is Cable's #1 Network for Men as "Deadliest Catch" and "The Devils Ride" Lead the Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 15.

[05/16/12 - 02:02 PM]
Video: CBS 2012 Fall Previews
Get a first look at the Eye's four new shows this fall.

[05/16/12 - 12:59 PM]
Mark Consuelos, Ed Robertson, Martin Short & Mike Greenberg to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of May 28 - June 1, 2012
Scheduled guests include Jim Parsons, Amy Brenneman, Melissa Joan Hart, Bill Hader, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.

[05/16/12 - 11:37 AM]
E! Encourages Viewers to "Shazam for a Cause" in Support of Make-a-Wish During All-New Series "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" Premiering May 20
For every tag, E! will make a $1 donation, up to $25,000, to Make-A-Wish, an organization that both E! and the Eastwood family are actively involved.

[05/16/12 - 10:42 AM]
NBC Sports Network Surrounds Indy 500 Qualifying With Over 17.5 Hours of Exclusive Coverage
Plus: look for a new episode of "IndyCar 36," featuring J.R. Hildebrand, on Saturday, May 25 at 6:30/5:30c.

[05/16/12 - 10:02 AM]
Sarah Silverman To Host A Line-Up Of Her Favorite Comedians at Chicago Theatre On Saturday Night, June 16
Janeane Garofalo, Scott Adsit, Jon Glaser, Chris D'Elia, Paul Provenza and Matt Braunger are also bound for fourth annual "TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Festival."

[05/16/12 - 09:37 AM]
From High-Tops to High Heels, Showtime(R) Salutes Gay Pride Month With Compelling Documentaries on June 7th
Said lineup includes "Orchids: My Intersex Adventure," "No Look Pass" and "Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston."

[05/16/12 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's Homage To Guydom Draws Big Stars
Adam Sandler, Emma Stone, Jeremy Renner, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are all on tap for the network's annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/16/12 - 09:01 AM]
The Season Finales of "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" Lead CBS to Tuesday Win in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 15.

[05/16/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's "Private Practice" Spikes in its Season Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 15.

[05/16/12 - 08:42 AM]
"Cake Boss" Premieres a Sweet Season 5 Starting May 28 at 9/8c on TLC
16 all-new half-hour episodes - including its 100th episode - will run as part of its summer season.

[05/16/12 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Closes Season With Victory
Plus: ABC's "Cougar Town" and "Dancing With the Stars" fall once more to series lows.

[05/16/12 - 07:15 AM]
Turner Broadcasting Creates Strategic Partnership With Digital Comedy Powerhouse Funny Or Die
The company is taking a minority equity stake and its digital sales force will serve as the exclusive seller of its advertising opportunities.

[05/16/12 - 06:45 AM]
Tassler: "Rules of Engagement" Still in Discussions; "CSI: Miami," "CSI: NY" Was a "Jump Ball"
Plus: the CBS chief on "Unforgettable," "Two and a Half Men," "The Good Wife" and more!

[05/16/12 - 06:42 AM]
MSNBC, CNBC & Bravo to Carry 2012 London Olympics Coverage
Among the plans: Bravo will televise 56 hours of long-form tennis coverage over seven days, from July 28-August 3.







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[09/15/14 - 01:22 PM]
"Genesis - Sum of the Parts" to Make Its Premiere on Showtime(R)
The film reunites the multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy(R)-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band to tell personal accounts of their rise to fame and fortune.

[09/15/14 - 12:49 PM]
FX Rides "Sons of Anarchy" to Record Ratings
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 9.

[09/15/14 - 12:25 PM]
Galaxy's Quest: On October 11, Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy Returns to Rescue Frantic Felines and Their Guardians
"My Cat from Hell" returns with seven all-new episodes of rescuing out-of-control cats and repairing the relationships they're ruining.

[09/15/14 - 12:16 PM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Popular Series "The Profit" Return Tuesday, October 14 at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes, including a special update episode, follow self-made millionaire and serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis as he saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process.

[09/15/14 - 11:01 AM]
Travis Pastrana and the "Nitro Circus Live" Crew Return to MTV2 for All-New Season on Wednesday, October 8 at 11 P.M. ET/PT
Additionally, "Nitro Circus: The Movie" will make its world television premiere on MTV2 on Wednesday October 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[09/15/14 - 10:52 AM]
Take It Off with VH1 for Season Two of "Dating Naked"
The first season of "Dating Naked" has been averaging a .6 among Adults 18-49 and averaging 1 million total viewers (P 2+) each week, based on Live +3 ratings.

[09/15/14 - 10:28 AM]
A&E Network Premieres New Original Series "Dead Again" Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The hour-long series follows a top team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined.

[09/15/14 - 10:11 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces World Television Premiere of Hallmark Hall of Fame Original Movie, "One Christmas Eve", Starring Anne Heche, November 30
In "One Christmas Eve," Anne Heche stars as a recently-divorced mom who wants her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" to be perfect.

[09/15/14 - 10:04 AM]
Langley Productions and Spike TV to Honor "Cops" Audio Technician Bryce Dion
Bryce Dion was a 7-year veteran of "Cops" who was tragically killed during production on August 26 in Omaha, NE.

[09/15/14 - 09:43 AM]
"Friends Flyaway to New York" Sweepstakes Gives Fans a Chance to Win a Trip to Visit the Central Perk Pop-Up Shop Brought to You by Eight O'clock Coffee
Said contest is timed with the 20th anniversary of the premiere of "Friends."

[09/15/14 - 09:36 AM]
Syfy's New Zombie Series "Z Nation" Bites Off 1.6 Million Viewers During September 12 Premiere
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, September 12.

[09/15/14 - 09:14 AM]
American Heroes Channel Reveals How History Got It Wrong in "America: Facts vs. Fiction"
The series returns with with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/15/14 - 09:00 AM]
"Conan" to Celebrate George Harrison the Week of Sept. 22 with Performances by Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends and More
The celebration will coincide with the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75, a major reissue of the artists' first six solo albums.

[09/15/14 - 08:58 AM]
Nickelodeon's TV and Digital Channels to Go Dark for Eleventh Annual Worldwide Day of Play, Saturday, Sept. 20
Additionally, the network's national prosocial partners - United States Tennis Association, NFL PLAY 60, the Boys and Girls Club of America and Key Club, among others - will host several thousand local events across the country to help celebrate kids' love of play.

[09/15/14 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.