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[07/02/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 2
Updates include: Elizabeth Mitchell joins NBC's "Revolution"; USA greenlights pilots for "Paging Dr. Freed," "Sirens"; and Chord Overstreet on track to become series regular on FOX's "Glee."

[07/02/12 - 07:02 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown," Disney Originals Top Charts
Plus: numbers for HBO's "The Ricky Gervais Show," Animal Planet's "Louisiana Lockdown" and Nickelodeon's "Hollywood Heights."

[07/02/12 - 06:57 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Anger Management" Opens on Top for FX
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "7 Days of Sex," Disney XD's "Motorcity" and Food Network's "Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell."

[07/02/12 - 04:54 PM]
HBO Orders Fourth Season of "Eastbound & Down"
The Danny McBride-led comedy will return for another eight episodes.

[07/02/12 - 04:13 PM]
Exclusive: "Beverly Hills Nannies" to Follow "Pretty Little Liars" in August
Plus: ABC Family sets summer finales for "Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Bunheads," "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy."

[07/02/12 - 04:12 PM]
Exclusive: Syfy to Open "Haunted High" on Saturday, August 25
Charisma Carpenter, Danny Trejo, Jonathan Baron, M.C. Gainey and Marc Donato star in the original movie.

[07/02/12 - 04:11 PM]
Exclusive: Spike TV to Unleash "Rat B*stards" on Tuesday, July 31
Plus: fellow freshman entry "Big Easy Justice" will resume with back-to-back episodes on Monday, July 23 at 11:00/10:00c.

[07/02/12 - 04:00 PM]
"BET Awards 12" is the #1 Awards Show on Cable, Drawing 7.4 Million Total Viewers
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, July 1.

[07/02/12 - 03:35 PM]
Saban Brands Partners with The CW to Launch Five-Hour Kids Television Block
The company plans to re-brand the daypart, which will air on The CW Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. starting this fall.

[07/02/12 - 03:32 PM]
"Night of Premieres" Programming Leads Disney Channel to Friday's Top 7 TV Telecasts in Kids 2-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, June 29.

[07/02/12 - 02:06 PM]
NBC Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Initiatives
"Community," "Grimm," "A Conversation with Bryan Fuller" and "Revolution" are among the featured panels.

[07/02/12 - 01:58 PM]
Cartoon Network Debuts First-Ever Adventure Time "Comic-Con Quest" at Comic-Con International 2012
Fans will be rewarded for traveling throughout the show floor to check out the plethora of "Adventure Time" product.

[07/02/12 - 01:14 PM]
Will Discovery Finally Solve the Mystery of Amelia Earhart? Network Sponsors Groundbreaking Research and Recovery Mission
The underwater search will focus on the reef slope off the west end of Nikumaroro, where waters can reach depths of up to 1,500 meters.

[07/02/12 - 01:04 PM]
Warner Bros. Entertainment Presents "Extra at Comic-Con(R)"
Look for the free outdoor entertainment festival happening in San Diego's Bayfront Park July 12–14 during Comic-Con International: San Diego.

[07/02/12 - 12:40 PM]
NBC Announces Military and First-Responder Service "Operatives" to Be Featured in New Competition Series "Stars Earn Stripes"
They'll join previously announced celebrities Laila Ali, Dean Cain, Terry Crews, Nick Lachey, Todd Palin, Picabo Street, Dolvett Quince and Eve Torres.

[07/02/12 - 12:39 PM]
History(R) Premieres "Great Lake Warriors" on Thursday, July 19th at 10pm ET/9pm CT
The series follows tugboat men, "sailors in constant combat with the deadly storms and hazards of the Great Lakes."

[07/02/12 - 12:38 PM]
Nickelodeon Debuts Four Brand-New Episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants" in "The Super Spongy Square Games" One-Hour Television Event
Johnny Knoxville guest stars in the event, airing Saturday, July 21 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/02/12 - 12:30 PM]
Syfy's "Most Dangerous Night on Television" Presents The Philadelphia Experiment - Starring Golden Globe Nominee Malcolm McDowell - and True Bloodthirst in July
Andrew Lee Potts and Neil Jackson star in the latter project, from UFO Films.

[07/02/12 - 12:20 PM]
Video: Promo for FX's Upcoming Late-Night Comedy Series "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell"
The newcomer premieres Thursday, August 9 at 11:00/10:00c on the cable channel.

[07/02/12 - 12:13 PM]
HBO Renews Drama Series "The Newsroom" for Second Season and "True Blood" for Sixth Season
Both series will return for new season in 2013.

[07/02/12 - 11:36 AM]
"Live! With Kelly" Heats Up Morning TV with A-List Celebrities, Favorite Guest Co-Hosts and a Rousing Fourth of July Celebration
Highlights include the exciting finale of the show's "Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Search."

[07/02/12 - 11:27 AM]
"The American Bible Challenge" and "Beat the Chefs" Set to Premiere on Thursday, August 23 on GSN
Jeff Foxworthy and Matt Rogers host the respective newcomers.

[07/02/12 - 11:20 AM]
Two Hour Special Event "Oprah Builds a Network" to Air Sunday, July 8 and 15 at 9 PM on OWN
"We wanted this special to open the doors and go behind the scenes of key moments of this journey building the network," said Sheri Salata.

[07/02/12 - 11:18 AM]
Stand Up and Shout for the Fifth Season Return of BET's Hit Gospel Singing Competition "Sunday Best" Premiering Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 P.M.
The winner of season five will receive a national recording contract with Music World Gospel, a cash prize, and an exclusive prize from Ford.

[07/02/12 - 11:06 AM]
New Hidden Camera Reality Series "Code 9" Premieres Thursday, July 26 on Disney Channel
Hosted by Wes Dening, the unscripted comedy series pairs kids with a parent to help create, plan and cast the entire prank.

[07/02/12 - 10:51 AM]
Spike TV to Present Fans a Front Row Seat to "Comic-Con All Access Live," One of the Biggest Events Celebrating Pop Culture and Comics
The live event - featuring Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi and much more - airs on Friday, July 13, from 4:00 - 7:00pm ET/1:00 - 4:00pm PT.

[07/02/12 - 10:48 AM]
A&E Network Orders "Bates Motel" to Series - Network Bypasses Pilot Process to Order 10 Episodes
Pre-production and casting will begin immediately on the project, from Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.

[07/02/12 - 10:30 AM]
Warner Bros. Television and TV Guide Magazine Reunite for Comic-Con 2012 Special Issue
The casts of "The Big Bang Theory," "Fringe," "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries" are featured on the four covers.

[07/02/12 - 10:15 AM]
CMT Picks Up Cable Rights to Family Sitcoms "Reba" and "Yes, Dear"
Both series will air in weekday blocks beginning Wednesday, August 1 on the cable channel.

[07/02/12 - 10:08 AM]
Oxygen's New Docu-Series "Girlfriend Confidential: LA" Follows "America's Next Top Model" Eva Marcille and Her Gal Pals Premiering Monday, September 3, at 11PM ET/PT
The series features Marcille and her best friends "as they help one another navigate the tumultuous waters of love and celebrity life against the cutthroat backdrop of Hollywood's entertainment industry."

[07/02/12 - 09:57 AM]
America's Favorite Alien Returns in All-New TV Interstitials as Host of "ALF Week" on The Hub TV Network in July
Said stunt begins Monday, July 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[07/02/12 - 09:53 AM]
G4 Takes Viewers Back to the Island to Relive the Phenomenon from the Very Beginning With the Return of the Highly Acclaimed Television Series "Lost"
G4 will air the entire series in four episode installments every Monday, beginning Monday, July 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/02/12 - 09:38 AM]
Yahoo! to Unveil an Immersive Digital Experience with the Debut of Tom Hanks' New Animated Series "Electric City" on July 17th, 2012
Jeanne Tripplehorn, Holland Taylor, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Antoon, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown are also featured in the voice ensemble.

[07/02/12 - 09:07 AM]
CMT to Debut Mini-Movie "Mixtape," Inspired by Eric Church's Hit Song "Springsteen" on Saturday, July 7
The 30-minute short film will air commercial-free on CMT Saturday, July 7 at 10:15 a.m., ET/PT.

[07/02/12 - 08:53 AM]
"U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Gymnastics Women's Final" Is the Top Olympic-Trials Telecast Since 2000
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 1.

[07/02/12 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" Makes It Three In a Row for NBC
The Peacock's coverage wins its third consecutive night on the broadcast networks.

[07/02/12 - 08:42 AM]
ABC Takes Second on Sunday to the Finals of NBC's Olympic Trials in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 1.

[07/02/12 - 08:34 AM]
"Sports Illustrated" Presented by Lexus, an Hour-Long Sports Magazine TV Show, Set to Premiere July 24 on NBC Sports Network
The monthly series "will deliver the magazine's DNA of award-winning storytelling through feature segments, original reporting and commentary from SI's trusted journalists."

[07/02/12 - 08:24 AM]
July Episode Highlights from "Our America With Lisa Ling" on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Upcoming installments include "Life on the Rez" (July 10), "Holy Matrimonies" (July 17) and "The Lost American Dream" (July 24).

[07/02/12 - 07:33 AM]
NBC Sports Group Renews Fight Night Boxing Series
The Saturday night boxing series will expand from six telecasts to up to 16.

[07/02/12 - 07:26 AM]
The "BET Awards 12" Bids Farewell To The Shrine Auditorium With A Memorable Show That Was Indeed Too Big To Miss!
The cable channel details the winners and other highlights from last night's event.

[07/02/12 - 07:04 AM]
Brand New One-Hour "Portlandia" Special Premieres Friday, July 20 + Fan Favorite Marathon
"The Brunch Special" features a never-before-seen look into the making of season two's finale "Brunch Village."

[07/02/12 - 06:26 AM]
Justin Bieber to Perform at "Teen Choice 2012" Airing Live Sunday, July 22, on FOX
Plus: Zooey Deschanel, Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron and Ellen DeGeneres are among those set to appear.

[07/02/12 - 06:01 AM]
BET Partners With AEG And L.A. LIVE To Launch The BET Experience at L.A. LIVE June 28, 29 & 30, 2013
The 2013 BET Awards will be held on June 30 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE at the center of the downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district for the first time.

[07/02/12 - 03:04 AM]
ReelzChannel to Air "The Kennedys" with Spanish-Language SAP
All eight episodes will air back-to-back starting at 9am ET/ 6am PT and again at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT on Thursday, July 5.

[07/01/12 - 01:50 PM]
Erin Andrews Joins FOX Sports
She'll host the network's new prime time college football pregame show as well as contribute to its NFL and MLB coverage.

[07/01/12 - 11:44 AM]
AT&T Reaches Agreement With AMC Networks
"It was important to us on behalf of our U-verse TV customers to come to a positive resolution as quickly as possible," the company said in a statement.

[07/01/12 - 09:50 AM]
NBC Wins Saturday as Olympic Trials Again Rank #1 and #2 for the Night
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 30.

[07/01/12 - 08:44 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Again With "U.S. Olympic Team Trials"
Coverage of the swimming and track & field finals put the Peacock in front.

[06/30/12 - 10:11 AM]
NBC Sweeps Friday Half-Hours With Olympic Trials
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 29.







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[07/30/14 - 01:05 PM]
American Heroes Channel New Original Series "Hardcore Heroes" Showcases Extraordinary Feats by Everyday People
Premiering Wednesday, August 6, this action-packed series follows these courageous fighters as they battle the elements, save hundreds of lives, and ultimately, change the course of history forever.

[07/30/14 - 12:45 PM]
ESPN's Dan Shulman, John Kruk to Call "Sunday Night Baseball" atop Green Monster at Fenway Park Aug 3
The duo will be joined by ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney who will provide reports from the field.

[07/30/14 - 12:38 PM]
Discovery's Hit Series "Bering Sea Gold" Returns for Its Fourth Season with Crews Battling Against Extreme Conditions and Each Other for the Ultimate Payout
The series returns Friday, August 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[07/30/14 - 12:00 PM]
TNT Renews Real-Life Crime Series "Cold Justice" for Third Season
Season three is slated for early 2015 and will feature both new states and types of cases never seen on the show before.

[07/30/14 - 10:51 AM]
Paramount Digital Entertainment Announces New Original Comedy Series "Resident Advisors" Produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
The series will star Ryan Hansen, Jamie Chung, Alison Rich, Andrew Bachelor, Graham Rogers and features Anna Camp.

[07/30/14 - 10:30 AM]
LMN Premieres the Second Season of the Original Series "Ghost Inside My Child" Saturday, August 16 at 9PM ET
The series features stories of children who claim to have lived before, often having died violently in a past life, and whose parents struggle to make sense of their child's memories of a former life.

[07/30/14 - 09:59 AM]
First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest Star on the Hub Network's "Kid President(R): Declaration of Awesome" Discussing the Importance of Healthy Eating and Exercise, Airing August 9
The episode also includes celebrity appearances by Christina Applegate, Reggie Watts, Carrie Brownstein and the PS22 Chorus from New York.

[07/30/14 - 09:43 AM]
"Squidbillies" and "Mr. Pickles" Debut September 21st on Adult Swim!
These two series are guaranteed to leave you loving Sunday night and hating Monday morning even more than you already do!

[07/30/14 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers Among the Big 4
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart," Exploring the Role of the Media in the First Murder Trial Televised Gavel-to-Gavel, Debuts Aug. 18 on HBO
An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the project explores how the media coverage of the case may have influenced the trial and sentencing.

[07/30/14 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock doubles second place ABC among adults 18-49.

[07/30/14 - 08:17 AM]
"Baseball Tonight": Trade Deadline Special Airs Thursday
ESPN.com's MLB trade deadline content will be headlined by Rumor Central and a live, interactive chat with ESPN Insiders beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m.

[07/30/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Unscripted Series Grow - "Extreme Weight Loss" Ties a 2-Month High
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 07:58 AM]
NBCSN Is TV's Fastest Growing Sports Network Since Debut of Premier League on August 17, 2013
NBCSN spins the numbers for the past 50 weeks to date.

[07/30/14 - 07:37 AM]
Giants and Bills Kick Off Preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on "Sunday Night Football" This Sunday at 8 PM ET
Sunday night's telecast will also feature live interviews with members of the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.