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[05/23/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 23
Updates include: Mason Cook to play Eddie Munster on NBC's "Mockingbird Lane"; Amazon mulls a revival of ABC's "Pan Am"; and ABC, FOX reveal latest pilot recastings.

[05/23/12 - 10:12 PM]
And the Winner of "American Idol" Is...
Over 132 million votes were cast - the highest number in the show's history.

[05/23/12 - 04:12 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Pacers/Heat Keep TNT on Top
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Call of the Wildman," Syfy's "Hollywood Treasure" and Bravo's "Pregnant in Heels."

[05/23/12 - 04:02 PM]
Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen and Marianas Trench Announced to Perform at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards
Fuse will touch down in Toronto to broadcast the event for the third year in a row on Sunday, June 17.

[05/23/12 - 03:27 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Speaks With Mayor Cory Booker This Sunday, May 27 on "Oprah's Next Chapter"
Plus: Neil Patrick Harris and his fiancé David Burtka are featured the following week, on Sunday, June 3.

[05/23/12 - 03:00 PM]
"Wheel of Fortune" to Cap 30th Anniversary Season at New York's Madison Square Garden
The shows will tape on March 15, 16, 18 & 19 and will be broadcast nationally in May 2013.

[05/23/12 - 03:00 PM]
New Season of "So You Think You Can Dance" Swings Into Auditions in Dallas and New York on a Special Premiere Night Thursday, May 24, on FOX
New this season: two contestants - one guy and one girl - will win the competition!

[05/23/12 - 02:36 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" and "The Devils Ride" Once Again #1 and #2 for Men on Tuesday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 22.

[05/23/12 - 02:11 PM]
MTV2's Premiere of "Hip Hop Squares" Delivers Highest Rated and Most Watched Original Series Debut Ever
MTV2 spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 22.

[05/23/12 - 01:09 PM]
Disney Channel Original Movie "Let It Shine" Premieres Friday, June 15
Plus: watch the trailer for the film, a contemporary take on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story.

[05/23/12 - 12:30 PM]
"The 46th Annual CMA Awards" to Be Broadcast Live November 1 on the ABC Television Network
Plus: "CMA Country Christmas" will tape on November 3 to broadcast during the holiday season.

[05/23/12 - 11:02 AM]
VH1's "Basketball Wives" Suit Up for the Season Four Finale and Reunion Special
Said finale airs Monday, May 28 followed by the two-part reunion special on Monday, June 4 and Monday, June 11.

[05/23/12 - 11:01 AM]
Sundance Channel and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Partner for Launch of Docu-Series "Push Girls"
The 14-part series "traces the lives of four dynamic, outspoken and beautiful women living in Hollywood who, by accident or illness, are living with paralysis from the neck or the waist down."

[05/23/12 - 10:31 AM]
The Nation's Bravest Pilots Are Back as "Flying Wild Alaska" Returns for a Third Season Friday, June 8 on Discovery Channel
In the new season, the Twetos and Era Alaska's skilled pilots operate in the worst weather Alaska has seen in decades.

[05/23/12 - 10:23 AM]
Showtime(R) Launches "Best in Sho" Free Preview Weekend Campaign Targeting Voters for 2012 Primetime Emmys(R)
Said preview will be accessible to over 20 million homes, in New York and Los Angeles through Time Warner Cable, and nationwide via DirecTV.

[05/23/12 - 10:21 AM]
ABC Family Challenges Fans to Bring Their "A" Game as They Gear Up for a New Season of the Hit Original Series "Pretty Little Liars"
In the game, fans must find hidden rebus pieces scattered across popular websites and use them to unlock a secret password.

[05/23/12 - 10:18 AM]
Interview: "The Middle" Co-Star Patricia Heaton
The actress recently received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

[05/23/12 - 09:50 AM]
Students to Make History in the First-Ever National History Bee Competition
Al Roker will serve as the moderator during the two-hour special, premiering Friday, June 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/23/12 - 09:01 AM]
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama for a Second Guest Appearance on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
Mrs. Obama made her initial appearance on "The Daily Show" on October 8, 2008.

[05/23/12 - 08:48 AM]
Hitting Season Highs on the Night, ABC's "Dancing" Finale Tops the Tuesday "Idol" Finale by Over 3 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 22.

[05/23/12 - 08:47 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Special Gives FOX Best Tuesday Since February
Plus: "Dancing With the Stars" closes its season with its lowest rated finale to date.

[05/23/12 - 08:21 AM]
Spike TV to Air "Band of Brothers" Marathon on Memorial Day
Plus: viewers can post personal comments and thoughts via Spike's Facebook page that will be streamed live on-screen honoring our brave soldiers.

[05/23/12 - 08:14 AM]
The "2012 CMT Music Awards" Stage Heats Up With More Performers
Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Hank Williams, Jr. are the latest bound for the June 6 event.

[05/23/12 - 08:12 AM]
Bravo Media Launches Third Annual "Summer by Bravo" Brand Campaign Starring Over 30 Bravolebrities... and One Dog
Upcoming premieres include "Gallery Girls" and "Love Broker" plus season four of "Top Chef Masters."

[05/23/12 - 07:26 AM]
The Huffington Post Media Group Partners with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Launch Oprah Winfrey Section on HuffingtonPost.com This August
The special section on the website will feature content created and curated by writers and producers from OWN and Oprah.com specifically for The Huffington Post.

[05/23/12 - 07:22 AM]
TBS and Facebook Announce New Distribution Partnership for DumbDumb 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.

[05/23/12 - 07:17 AM]
NBCUniversal to Provide Unprecedented Coverage of 2012 London Olympics
NBC and its subsidiaries will broadcast a record 5,535 hours of coverage.

[05/22/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 22
Updates include: quartet to depart NBC's "Smash"; Mark Hudis to succeed Alan Ball on HBO's "True Blood"; and Gillian Zinser won't return as regular on The CW's "90210."

[05/22/12 - 05:32 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: Lakers/Thunder Huge for TNT
Plus: numbers for TLC's "I Cloned My Pet 2," Oxygen's "Tanisha Gets Married" and Disney XD's "Motorcity."

[05/22/12 - 05:27 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: Spurs/Clippers Best "Thrones," "Kardashians"
Plus: numbers for G4's "American Ninja Warrior," Comedy Central's "Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious" and Food Network's "Mystery Diners."

[05/22/12 - 03:49 PM]
Meryl Streep To Present Shirley MacLaine With Prestigious American Film Institute Life Achievement Award At "TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine"
The event will premiere Sunday, June 24 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[05/22/12 - 02:54 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 2 to Fox in the 2012 May Sweep in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the May sweeps period and the season to date.

[05/22/12 - 02:31 PM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Rising "American Idol" Propels Network to Another Weekly Victory
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 02:21 PM]
Bryant Gumbel, Neil Patrick Harris & Andy Samberg to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of June 4 - 8, 2012
Upcoming guests include Gavin DeGraw, Jenny McCarthy, Julianne Hough, Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock and Patrick Duffy.

[05/22/12 - 02:13 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Surges With NBA Doubleheader
Plus: numbers for Disney's "Tron: Uprising - Beck's Beginning" and Animal Planet's "Whale Wars: Viking Shores."

[05/22/12 - 02:08 PM]
"Flying Wild Alaska" Season 3 Premieres Friday, June 8 on Discovery
The series - featuring Alaska's largest regional airline, Era Alaska - will once again air Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/12 - 01:54 PM]
Scripps Unveils Strategy to Take More Control of Its Programming - Two New Shows to Debut This Fall
Game show "Let's Ask America" and news magazine "The List" will both launch Monday, September 17 in seven of the company's 13 television markets.

[05/22/12 - 01:31 PM]
The Highest Grossing Movie Actor Of All Time Samuel L. Jackson Set To Host The "BET Awards 12"
This year's event airs live from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/22/12 - 12:57 PM]
CBS Wins the 2011-2012 Season in Viewers by the Largest Margin of Victory by Any Network in 23 Years
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20 and the season to date.

[05/22/12 - 12:34 PM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "America's Got Talent" Leads Network's Primetime Week of May 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 12:26 PM]
E! Renews Contract With Giuliana Rancic
In addition, E! will have "first look" rights to Rancic's ideas for series, specials and other broadcast projects.

[05/22/12 - 12:17 PM]
Travel Channel Partners with the National Park Foundation To Celebrate America's National Parks as Part of the Network's "Destination Summer" Initiative
Plus: look for numerous series and specials spotlighting America's national parks beginning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

[05/22/12 - 11:59 AM]
Video: Syfy and Trion Release Defiance(TM) "Making Of" Video
Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Jaime Murray and Tony Curran star in the upcoming original series.

[05/22/12 - 11:44 AM]
Chris Cowan Joins BermanBraun to Lead Unscripted Television and Digital Video
Cowan is a former principal of Rocket Science Laboratories and Angel City Factory.

[05/22/12 - 11:38 AM]
truTV greenlights Second Season of "South Beach Tow" as Hit Series Prepares for Wednesday Night's Season Finale
The finale will air tomorrow night at 9:30/8:30c, while new episodes are slated to begin in early fall.

[05/22/12 - 11:07 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT Tops the Charts for the Third Consecutive Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[05/22/12 - 11:06 AM]
G4's Sunday Premiere of "American Ninja Warrior 4" Posts Growth Over Last Season's Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21.

[05/22/12 - 11:01 AM]
Hit HBO Series "True Blood" Kicks Off Fifth Season June 10
New cast members this season include Scott Foley, Christopher Meloni, Valentina Cervi and Lucy Griffiths.

[05/22/12 - 10:29 AM]
Animal Planet's "Louisiana Lockdown" Breaks Through the Walls of the "Alcatraz of the South"
The series, set at one of the country's largest maximum-security penitentiaries, premieres Friday, June 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/22/12 - 10:23 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Airs 5 of the Top 20 Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.







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[05/25/16 - 02:37 PM]
Science Channel to Air "Droned" This Summer
The series will follow drone build teams and their clients while exploring the impact drones are having as viewers get a front row seat to a technology revolution.

[05/25/16 - 02:01 PM]
IFC Announces Series Development Deal with New York Magazine's Vulture
The project, titled "The Vulture Show," will deliver smart, irreverent and "slightly off" entertainment news, covering TV, movies, music, art, books, theater and celebrities with the outlet's signature, sharp perspective.

[05/25/16 - 01:31 PM]
Cable's #1 New Non-Fiction Series "60 Days In" Returns for an Explosive Second Season Thursday, August 18 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E
Plus: ABC News Chief Legal Analyst, Dan Abrams hosts "60 Days In: The Aftermath," a tell-all reunion special, with the season one participants premiering on Thursday, May 26.

[05/25/16 - 01:28 PM]
New Discovery Series "Homestead Rescue" - New Premiere Date and Clip
The newcomer will now launch Friday, June 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 11:30 AM]
Investigation Discovery's June Programming Slate Delivers Healthy Dose of Drama with Four New Original Series
Television's home for true-crime content, ID brings compelling, real stories to the small screen, including premieres of four all-new series, and the return of three fan-favorites.

[05/25/16 - 11:25 AM]
CMT Celebrates Dierks Bentley's New Album, Black, with Special Takeover Weekend Beginning May 28
Look for "CMT Instant Jam: Dierks Bentley" on Saturday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/25/16 - 11:11 AM]
Returning Original Starz Series "Power" and "Survivor's Remorse" Move to Sundays in July
The former returns on July 17 followed by the latter on July 24.

[05/25/16 - 10:30 AM]
VH1's Sexy Hit Series "Dating Naked" Is Back - Season 3 Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Rocsi Diaz, this season once again features two main daters, David and Natalie, as they search for love on a tropical island paradise.

[05/25/16 - 10:22 AM]
Freeform's "Funday" Father's Day Weekend Programming Event Begins Saturday, June 18 and Continues Through Sunday, June 19
Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon?

[05/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
"The Americans" Picked Up for Final Two Seasons
A 13-episode fifth season will air in 2017, followed by a 10-episode sixth and final season in 2018.

[05/25/16 - 09:40 AM]
Brett Donahue to Play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's "The Kennedys-After Camelot"
As previously announced, the project stars Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy.

[05/25/16 - 09:32 AM]
Food Network Heads Outdoors as Professional Grill Masters Face the Heat in "Chopped Grill Masters Napa"
The five-week event launches Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/25/16 - 09:08 AM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Host "The 50th Annual CMA Awards" Live From Nashville, Wednesday, November 2, on ABC
The return of the popular pair was announced during Paisley's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and via Underwood's social network.

[05/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for a Pop-Country Mash Up at the "CMT Music Awards" Airing Live on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Plus: Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler are on tap to present.

[05/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise holds off ABC's own season finale of "Dancing with the Stars."