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[06/29/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 29
Updates include: NBC details characters for its "The Office" spin-off; Warner Bros. Television picks up options on FOX's "Guilty"; and Elle Macpherson won't return as host of "Fashion Star."

[06/29/12 - 05:50 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Tops Viewers, "Dallas" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Coming Home," TLC's "Twintervention" and MTV's "The Real World: St. Thomas."

[06/29/12 - 05:07 PM]
CBS Revives "Unforgettable" for Summer 2013
The Poppy Montgomery-led drama will now return to the Eye for a second season.

[06/29/12 - 03:32 PM]
A&E Gives Second Season to Hit Drama "Longmire"
The show's debut on June 3 marked the network's most watched original series launch of all time.

[06/29/12 - 02:51 PM]
Disney's "Phineas and Ferb" Builds Out for Summer With Two-Part "Where's Perry?" Special TV and Online Mystery
The cliffhanger storyline begins with "Where's Perry?, Part One" premiering Thursday, July 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/29/12 - 02:49 PM]
"7th Heaven" Joins GMC TV Schedule and Headlines "7th Heaven Summer" July Programming Stunt
The series joins the GMC family lineup with marathons beginning Saturday, July 7 (7pm-6am ET) and Sunday, July 8 (9am-7pm ET).

[06/29/12 - 02:41 PM]
A "Firefly" Fourth of July Marathon: Wednesday, July 4 Starting at 8AM (ET/PT) on Science
Said stunt is designed to complement the 10th anniversary reunion panel that will be held at this year's San Diego Comic -Con on July 13.

[06/29/12 - 01:54 PM]
Thursdays Just Got Even More "Awkward" With the Season Two Debut of MTV's Hit Comedy Series Scoring 2.2 Million Viewers
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, June 28.

[06/29/12 - 12:02 PM]
NBC and Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to Present a Live Broadcast of the Classic Stage Musical "The Sound of Music" Featuring the Timeless Score by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Casting will begin immediately and an air date will be announced shortly.

[06/29/12 - 11:54 AM]
Ewings to Return to Southfork as TNT Orders Second Season of Hit Series "Dallas," From Warner Horizon Television
The network has ordered 15 episodes for its sophomore run, which is slated to air in 2013.

[06/29/12 - 11:29 AM]
TNT Books Fourth Season of "Rizzoli & Isles," Summer's #1 Returning Drama, from Warner Horizon Television
The cable channel has ordered 15 new episodes, with the fourth season slated for 2013.

[06/29/12 - 11:10 AM]
"Anger Management" Sets Record; "Wilfred" and "Louie" Grow; "BrandX" Off to Good Start
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, June 28.

[06/29/12 - 11:04 AM]
Sundance Channel's Programming Overview for the Remainder of 2012 and the Beginning of 2013
Upcoming premieres include "Get to Work" on August 13 plus the return of "The Mortified Sessions" on October 8.

[06/29/12 - 11:01 AM]
HBO and Cinemax Bring Three Series to Comic-Con International San Diego 2012
The stars and producers of "True Blood," "Game of Thrones" and "Strike Back" are all on tap for the annual event.

[06/29/12 - 10:39 AM]
"Bounty Wars" Targets Discovery Channel in July - Competition Series Premieres July 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The series follows three bounty hunting teams as they are given five days to put a list of accused in custody while earning big bucks for taking big chances.

[06/29/12 - 10:31 AM]
USA Network Greenlights "Graceland" to Series
Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Brandon Jay McLaren, Vanessa Ferlito and Manny Montana star in the hour, from "White Collar" creator Jeff Eastin.

[06/29/12 - 10:13 AM]
Savannah Guthrie Named "Today" Co-Anchor
The new "Today" anchor team of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales officially debuts Monday, July 9.

[06/29/12 - 09:31 AM]
Disney Media Distribution and Academy Extend Oscar(R) Telecast Agreement
The previous agreement had been set to expire in 2014.

[06/29/12 - 09:02 AM]
It's the Summer of Love With Bravo Media's "Love Broker" Beginning on Tuesday, July 24th at 10PM ET/PT
The series previously got the hook from Monday nights back in March after two episodes.

[06/29/12 - 08:49 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" Opens with its Best Young Adult Number Since January
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 28.

[06/29/12 - 08:41 AM]
Coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" Scores NBC's Highest 18-49 Rating in Its Slot Since March 15
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 28.

[06/29/12 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats on CBS, Originals on ABC Share Demo Crown
A rebroadcast of "The Big Bang Theory" is the night's top draw in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/29/12 - 07:21 AM]
BBC America Announces Start of Production on Season Two of Original Series "Richard Hammond's Crash Course"
Eight new episodes of the series are set to air later this year.

[06/29/12 - 06:59 AM]
Exclusive: Lifetime Bumps "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" to Late Night
The series will now air Tuesdays at 11:00/10:00c following encores of "Dance Moms."

[06/29/12 - 06:18 AM]
HGTV Launches Free App "HGTV Shelf" Available for Download on Apple(R) iPad(R)
HGTV Shelf offers a mix of free and paid original content packages each month that cover the sites' most popular topics.

[06/28/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 28
Updates include: Damon Lindelof to spearhead "The Leftovers" at HBO; David Manson to supervise AMC's untitled legal thriller pilot; and Sivert Glarum, Michael Jamin to run IFC's "Maron."

[06/28/12 - 02:53 PM]
Seth Meyers, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth & Rob Thomas to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Weeks of July 9-13 and July 16-20, 2012
Upcoming guests include Kyra Sedgwick, Eric McCormack, Matt Bomer, Glenn Close, Elijah Wood, Anne Hathaway, John Leguizamo and Ray Romano.

[06/28/12 - 02:15 PM]
ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" Bucks the Trend - Grows Over its Week-Ago Launch in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Viewers 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 27.

[06/28/12 - 02:10 PM]
PBS "History Detectives" Season 10 Unleashes Riveting Stories and a New Attitude
Look for the new season on Tuesday, July 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/28/12 - 12:34 PM]
Video: "The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep" Previews
Watch four spots from The CW's upcoming talent competition, premiering Thursday, August 16.

[06/28/12 - 12:32 PM]
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Follows American Kids Traveling to Africa to Stop Human Trafficking in "Kids for Sale: Slavery in Ghana" Sunday, July 15, at 9 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
The special features Tetteh, who became a victim of human trafficking at the age of five when a man came to his village in Ghana and took him away.

[06/28/12 - 11:41 AM]
NBC Sports Group Announces Talent Roster for London Olympics - 115 Commentators in All
Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Dan Patrick and Mary Carillo will anchor the various studio shows.

[06/28/12 - 11:41 AM]
Travis Fimmel, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Clive Standen and Katheryn Winnick to Join Gabriel Byrne in New Scripted Series "Vikings"
Plus: Johan Renck and Ken Girotti are set to direct multiple episodes of the History series.

[06/28/12 - 11:35 AM]
G4 Honors The Sailors Who Fought For Our Freedom With a Special "Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan" Marathon This Independence Day
The marathon will include the original 10-episode run along with the seven episodes that included never-before-seen missions and behind-the-scenes footage and a reunion special.

[06/28/12 - 11:16 AM]
ABC's "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Latenight Across All Key Demos for the Second Quarter 2012 and Week of June 18
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/12 - 11:00 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Finishes for the Second Quarter of 2012 vs. the ABC and CBS Time-Slot Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/12 - 10:21 AM]
TNT Plans Five-Hour July 4 Marathon of "Dallas," Including All-New Episode
In addition, a new installment of the 15-minute post-episode webshow "Dallas Round-Up" will premiere on http://dallastnt.com at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/28/12 - 10:20 AM]
Starz Entertainment Brings an Encore of Bond to DirecTV with Exotic Sweepstakes To Necker Island
The drawing is only available to DirecTV subscribers and entries will be collected via the DirecTV Facebook page.

[06/28/12 - 10:09 AM]
The CW Network Announces Fall 2012 Premiere Dates
"Hart of Dixie" and "Supernatural" will kick things off on October 2 and October 3, respectively.

[06/28/12 - 09:41 AM]
Dan Cortese to Host truTV's "Guinness World Records(TM) Gone Wild" As New Series Starts Production
He'll take over for Jamie Kennedy, who hosted the original pilot.

[06/28/12 - 09:36 AM]
"Metalocalypse's" Dethklok Comes to Life at San Diego Comic-Con International
Adult Swim will host a huge fan concert event on Friday, July 13th, on the USS Midway in San Diego.

[06/28/12 - 09:11 AM]
USA Network Unlocks The Nico Files Inviting "Necessary Roughness" Fans Into Nico's Shadowy World
The seven-week web series will go beyond the on-air story to peer into the role of Nico Careles (Scott Cohen).

[06/28/12 - 09:06 AM]
Disney Channel Invites Viewers to Test Their Rhyming Skills During "Let It Shine - Rap Battle Edition," Saturday, June 30
Lyrics from the movie's songs, featuring a mix of rap, hip-hop and gospel music performed by its stars, will appear on screen throughout the telecast.

[06/28/12 - 08:53 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Generates NBC's Best 18-49 and Total-Viewer Scores in the Slot in Nine Months
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 27.

[06/28/12 - 08:49 AM]
The Hub TV Network Programming Spotlighted at Comic-Con International with Five Panels and an Aquabats! Rock Concert
"Dan Vs.," "Transformers Prime" and "Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters" are among the shows being highlighted.

[06/28/12 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's "Got Talent" Dethrones FOX's "Dance"
Plus: ABC's "Final Witness" opens behind last year's "Primetime Nightline" in the same slot.

[06/28/12 - 08:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights Three New Series For 2013 Starring Stand-Up Comedians Amy Schumer And Anthony Jeselnik And "The Ben Show" Starring Ben Hoffman
"These three shows have one thing in common, and I dare viewers to watch every single episode to find out what it is," said Kent Alterman.

[06/28/12 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores its Most-Watched Quarter in its 10-Year History
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/12 - 08:01 AM]
NFL Shifts CBS & FOX Late Doubleheader Kickoff Times to Ensure More Football for Fans
The late afternoon doubleheader games on CBS and FOX will be moved from 4:15 PM ET to 4:25 PM ET.

[06/28/12 - 08:01 AM]
EPIX Presents "Comedy Unbound" a New Comedy Showcase the Last Weekend of Every Month
Look for specials from Jim Norton, Lewis Black, Kevin Smith, Jim Jefferies, Sherri Shepherd and Eddie Griffin in the coming months.







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[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
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[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
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[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
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[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
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The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.