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[06/25/12 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 25
Updates include: trio cast in MTV's "Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys"; Cole Jensen tapped as lead on Disney XD's "Crash & Bernstein"; and Matthew Gray Gubler inks two-year deal on "Criminal Minds."

[06/25/12 - 02:02 PM]
The Huffington Post to Announce The "Top 50 Political Animals" of All Time in Support of USA Network's High-Profile Limited Series Event "Political Animals"
The six-episode series launches Sunday, July 15 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/25/12 - 01:25 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People," "Burn Notice" Take Top Honors
Plus: numbers for FX's "Wilfred," Lifetime's "7 Days of Sex" and Disney XD's "Motorcity."

[06/25/12 - 01:25 PM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Celebrate Summer Adventures With Three Nights of Premieres, Friday, July 13, Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16
Highlights include new episodes of "Gravity Falls," "Fish Hooks," "Jessie," "A.N.T. Farm," "Good Luck Charlie," "Austin & Ally" and "Shake It Up."

[06/25/12 - 01:20 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Dallas" Holds Onto Top Spot in Second Week
Plus: numbers for NBC Sports Network's "NHL Awards," Spike TV's "Diamond Divers" and Syfy's "School Spirits."

[06/25/12 - 12:38 PM]
E! Entertainment Special: "Tim Tebow's Wild Rise" Premieres on July 2nd at 8:00 PM, ET/PT on E!
The half-hour special features Tebow's close friends, former high school and college football coaches, sports journalists and pop culture experts.

[06/25/12 - 12:26 PM]
The Disney/ABC Television Group Receives Eight Daytime Emmy(R) Awards at the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards
"Live! with Regis and Kelly" garnered its first win for Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment in the 24-year history of the syndicated talk show.

[06/25/12 - 12:21 PM]
3.3 Million Total Viewers Salute Return of Lifetime's "Army Wives"
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, June 24.

[06/25/12 - 11:40 AM]
Charlie Sheen Selects His Favorite Episodes of "Two and a Half Men" for a Special 12-Hour "Men" Marathon This Thursday, 9 AM-9 PM E/P
The stunt will lead into the premiere of "Anger Management" that same night at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/25/12 - 10:19 AM]
Comedy Central Goes Nuts For Roseanne! Network Announces The "Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne" To Tape On Saturday, August 4 In Los Angeles
The roast will then premiere Sunday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/25/12 - 10:01 AM]
ION Television Debuts "WWE Main Event"
"WWE Main Event" will debut on Wednesday, October 3 and feature WWE Superstars and Divas from the rosters of "Monday Night Raw" and "Friday Night SmackDown."

[06/25/12 - 09:55 AM]
HBO Gives All Audiences a Chance to See the First Episode of "The Newsroom" Free of Charge
The pilot is now available on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com and multiple distributors' Free On Demand platforms.

[06/25/12 - 09:35 AM]
USA Network Announces 2012 Characters Unite Award Winners
This summer, each honoree will be acknowledged during a hometown award ceremony and will receive a $5,000 grant from USA Network.

[06/25/12 - 09:34 AM]
SOAPnet Fans Can Go For The Gold By Voting on Facebook for Their Favorite "General Hospital" Moments Starting Today
The results will appear as part of the network's "General Hospital's Gold Medal Moments" stunt, airing July 30 through August 10.

[06/25/12 - 09:23 AM]
USA Network Names Scott Friedman Vice President, Production, Alternative Programming
Friedman most recently was a production executive for USA, spending the past year helping to start up and grow the alternative programming department.

[06/25/12 - 09:15 AM]
Todd Newton From The Hub TV Network's "Family Game Night" Honored With Daytime Emmy(R) Award For Outstanding Game Show Host
The award comes on the heels of two previous Daytime Emmy(R) Awards this year for The Hub's original series "Transformers Prime."

[06/25/12 - 09:14 AM]
Premiere Episode of the Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Weeds" Available Online Now Exclusively on Facebook
Also available: the second season premieres of fellow comedy "Episodes."

[06/25/12 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" Takes the Stage at Comic-Con 2012
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin and Meghan Ory will be on hand for the Saturday, July 14 panel.

[06/25/12 - 09:11 AM]
TNT's "Falling Skies" to Invade Comic-Con as Cast Returns to San Diego for Panel and Signing on Friday, July 13
Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter and executive producer Remi Aubuchon are all slated to attend.

[06/25/12 - 09:00 AM]
MTV Takes Sibling Rivalry to New Heights in the Series Premiere of "WakeBrothers" on Wednesday, July 25 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
The 12-episode series follows Phil and Bob live, play and compete together on the U.S. Pro Wakeboarding Tour.

[06/25/12 - 08:54 AM]
NBC Is #1 on Sunday in 18-49 as "Dateline NBC" Matches Its Sunday High Since April 15
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 24.

[06/25/12 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
The Peacock rides its U.S. Olympic Team Trials coverage on a low-key night.

[06/25/12 - 08:12 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Sits Down With the Superstars of the NBA World Champion Miami Heat: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for "Oprah's Next Chapter"
Said installment airs this Sunday, July 1 at 8:00/7:00c on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

[06/25/12 - 08:01 AM]
Emmy Award-Nominated Actress Maura Tierney and British Actor Marc Warren Join "The Good Wife" in Recurring Roles
Warren will play Kalinda's manipulative ex-husband while Tierney will play "a self-made millionaire who has become the doyenne of Chicago Democratic politics."

[06/25/12 - 07:26 AM]
Carly Rae Jepsen to Perform "Call Me Maybe" Live at "Teen Choice 2012" Sunday, July 22, on FOX
"It's been a dream of mine to attend the Teen Choice Awards for years," Jepsen said. "To perform and be nominated is such an honor."

[06/25/12 - 07:19 AM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Blind-Sided Brides and First-Date Freakouts With the Return of "Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?," Coupled With the All-New Series "Dates from Hell"
Said duo will air back-to-back on Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c beginning July 11.

[06/25/12 - 07:04 AM]
Travel Channel to Premiere New Original Series "Toy Hunter" on Wednesday, August 15 at 10:00 P.M., ET/PT
The eight-episode series follows acclaimed toy dealer Jordan Hembrough, founder of Hollywood Heroes, a New Jersey-based vintage and modern collectibles company.

[06/25/12 - 07:00 AM]
Ratings Powerhouse "Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu" Returns for an Action-Packed Second Season Second Season to Premiere July 18 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
Plus: CartoonNetwork.com will launch an exclusive game, "Spinjitzu Snakedown" on July 2.

[06/25/12 - 06:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Co-Host of Original Daytime Series, "Home & Family," Broadway Star and Reality Show Host, Paige Davis
Davis joins Emmy(R) Award-winning journalist Mark Steines when "Home & Family" premieres weekdays beginning October 1.

[06/25/12 - 05:41 AM]
Sundance Channel to Co-Produce Scripted Mini-Series "Restless"
Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling all star in the project, based on William Boyd's novel.

[06/25/12 - 05:14 AM]
NBC's Coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Led the Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Other Key Categories on Saturday
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 23.

[06/24/12 - 08:45 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Is Tops With "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week"
The network narrowly beats NBC and its U.S. Olympic Team Trials coverage.

[06/23/12 - 11:49 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline NBC" Wins Newsmagazine Race But ABC Tops the Night in 18-49
Meanwhile, repeats on CBS make the Eye the most-watched network.

[06/23/12 - 08:55 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Is #1 for the Night in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 22.

[06/22/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 22
Updates include: trio bound for Disney's "Bits & Pieces"; Jay Ellis joins BET's "The Game"; and Patrick Wilson to visit HBO's "Girls."

[06/22/12 - 04:35 PM]
GMC TV Green-Lights Two Original Series
"The Bulloch Family Ranch" and "I Forgive You" are both on tap with additional series in the near future.

[06/22/12 - 03:58 PM]
Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson to Guest-Star on NBC's "Smash" Over Multi-Episode Arc
She'll play "a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty)."

[06/22/12 - 12:49 PM]
Lifetime Picks Up Drama "Devious Maids" from Marc Cherry and ABC Studios
Judy Reyes, Grant Show, Ana Ortiz and Susan Lucci star in the former ABC pilot, due to premiere in 2013 on the cable channel.

[06/22/12 - 12:07 PM]
USA Network Hosts a Special "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" Marathon Featuring Super Fan Comments Running On-Air on Sunday
The marathon includes fan favorite episodes from seasons 6, 8, 9 and 10.

[06/22/12 - 11:58 AM]
"E! Entertainment Special: Bridal to Homicidal" Premieres on June 25th at 8:00 PM, ET/PT
The one-hour special features "the twisted tales of brides who either attempted to or succeeded in harming their husbands."

[06/22/12 - 11:07 AM]
Rock Star Marilyn Manson to Guest Star on Sixth Season of "Californication"
He'll appear as himself in upcoming episode, due in early 2013.

[06/22/12 - 11:02 AM]
NBC to Premiere Direct-to-DVD Movie "An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars" on Saturday, July 14 at 8:00/7:00c
Nia Vardalos, Jade Pettyjohn, Ian Ziering, Kerris Dorsey and Cathy Rigby star in the film, due in stories on July 3.

[06/22/12 - 11:01 AM]
"Fear Factor" Set to Return on Monday, July 9 at 8:00/7:00c on NBC
The Peacock has scheduled an unaired two-parter from its twice canceled series.

[06/22/12 - 10:09 AM]
Excerpts from Part Two of Oprah's Interview With the Kardashian Family Interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter" This Sunday, June 24
Part one drew 1.111 million viewers, the show's third-largest audience to date.

[06/22/12 - 10:00 AM]
Thomas Wong Named 2012 "Fox Writers Intensive" Fellow
Wong has inked an agreement with Fox Broadcasting Company for the purchase and development of his original submission, "Queen."

[06/22/12 - 09:47 AM]
Get Ready for a Summer of "Inbetweeners," When the New Comedy Series "The Inbetweeners" Premieres on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
The newcomer will follow the return of "Ridiculousness" at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/22/12 - 09:31 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Awkward" Co-Star Molly Tarlov
Part 11 of 11 from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[06/22/12 - 09:30 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Awkward" Co-Star Ashley Rickards
Part 10 of 11 from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[06/22/12 - 09:29 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Awkward" Co-Star Jillian Rose Reed
Part nine of 11 from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[06/22/12 - 09:28 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Awkward" Co-Star Beau Mirchoff
Part eight of 11 from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.







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[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
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