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[07/31/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 31
Updates include: CBS plans revival of "The Brandy Bunch"; Dan Harmon inks second blind script deal; and Richard D'Ovidio brings "Founding Fathers" to ABC.

[07/31/12 - 06:21 PM]
Two and Out for CBS's New Summer Series "3"
Various repeats will plug the show's Sunday, 9:00/8:00c slot going forward.

[07/31/12 - 05:04 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: VH1 Claims Demo Crown With "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta"
Plus: numbers for HBO's "About Face: Supermodels, Then and Now," Discovery's "Off the Hook: Extreme Catches" and more!

[07/31/12 - 04:23 PM]
Hulu Announces Upcoming Seasons of "Misfits" and "The Booth at the End" at the Television Critics' Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour
For the first time, new episodes of "Misfits" will launch on Hulu and Hulu Plus shortly after the U.K. airing.

[07/31/12 - 03:03 PM]
Most-Decorated Olympian of All Time Michael Phelps Returns to Pool in Primetime
The Peacock details its schedules for Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2.

[07/31/12 - 02:14 PM]
31.6 Million Average Viewers Watch Olympics in Primetime on NBC Last Night
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 30.

[07/31/12 - 12:32 PM]
Viewership Growth Continues for Lifetime - Network Posts Strongest Year-on-Year Growth for July in Key Demos in 11 Years
Lifetime spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/31/12 - 12:30 PM]
NBC Sports Network Posts 2 Most-Watched Days in Its History
The networks of NBC spin the numbers for Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29.

[07/31/12 - 12:24 PM]
Disney Channel Clinches Second Consecutive Month at #1 in Total Viewers for Total Day - Extends Weekly Reign to 8 Consecutive Weeks
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 23-29 plus the month to date.

[07/31/12 - 12:08 PM]
USA Takes July Across the Board
USA spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/31/12 - 12:05 PM]
July 2012 is Disney XD's #1 Month of All Time in Total Viewers and Target Kid Demographics, Driven by Recent Weeks of Record Performances
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/31/12 - 11:56 AM]
Oxygen Media's Original Programming Propels July to Year-Over-Year Double-Digit Growth Among All Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/31/12 - 11:55 AM]
Animal Planet's "Hillbilly Handfishin' World Series" Pits Champion Noodlers Against Each Other to Catch the Feistiest Catfish
The three-part event airs this October on the cable channel.

[07/31/12 - 11:52 AM]
ABC Family is Cable TV's #2 Network in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of July.

[07/31/12 - 11:47 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Back in Front Among Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Oprah's Lifeclass," Animal Planet's "Hillbilly Handfishin'" and Spike TV's "Bar Rescue."

[07/31/12 - 11:42 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon Tops Originals With "Fred 3: Camp Fred"
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "The Philadelphia Experiment," Animal Planet's "Bad Dog!" and Nickelodeon's "You Gotta See This!"

[07/31/12 - 11:37 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT's "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" Scored Basic Cable's Top 4 Series Telecasts for the Month
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 23-29 plus the month to date.

[07/31/12 - 11:36 AM]
At Long Last, Filmmaker and Outdoor Adventurer Les Stroud Returns to Discovery for All-New Episodes of Fan Favorite "Survivorman"
Look for four new episodes beginning Sunday, August 19 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[07/31/12 - 11:00 AM]
CBS to Sponsor Eighth Annual Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase
Executive producer and writer Rick Najera will again direct the showcase for CBS.

[07/31/12 - 10:58 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Won Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Night Last Week Among Adults 18-49 with Week-Over-Week Gains
FOX spins the numbers for the week of July 23-29.

[07/31/12 - 10:49 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - Network Dominates the Week of July 23-29, as the 2012 London Olympics Open with Record Results
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 23-29.

[07/31/12 - 10:39 AM]
Universal Television and NBCUniversal International Television Production Announce Development Deal with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
The pact will give the studio a first look at series and specials created by the "Smash" executive producers.

[07/31/12 - 09:57 AM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products to Release Three DVDs of the London 2012 Olympic Games and a Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Set
"London 2012 Olympic Highlights," "Gymnastics: Going for the Gold" and "Swimming: Going for the Gold" are now available for pre-order.

[07/31/12 - 09:48 AM]
Disney Channel to Present World Premiere of Bella Thorne and Zendaya's Music Video, "Fashion Is My Kryptonite," Friday, August 3 on Disney Channel
The song will be featured in the upcoming special event, "Shake It Up: Made in Japan," and is currently in rotation on Radio Disney.

[07/31/12 - 09:29 AM]
Current TV Orders Documentary Special Featuring Stephanie Miller Titled "The Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour" Set to Premiere in September
John Fugelsang, Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler are also featured in the one-hour special.

[07/31/12 - 09:28 AM]
"Joy Behar: Say Anything" to Premiere on Current TV on Tuesday, September 4 at 6PM ET
The series will air nightly Monday through Thursday at 6:00/5:00c and will repeat later the same evening.

[07/31/12 - 09:22 AM]
WE tv Renews "Braxton Family Values" For a Third Season and Launches Spin-Off Series, "Tamar & Vince," on September 20
Plus: look for a third season of "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in the first quarter of 2013.

[07/31/12 - 08:54 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Olympics Reign With 31 Million Viewers
Plus: ABC sees big dips from "Bachelor Pad" and "The Glass House."

[07/31/12 - 08:31 AM]
TV Guide Network Premieres the Second Season of Its Original Reality Series "Nail Files" on Sunday, August 19 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: a branded mobile spa tour will bring the series star, Katie Cazorla, and her famous Hollywood salon experience to viewers in 10 cities across the country.

[07/31/12 - 07:16 AM]
Laura Innes to Guest-Star on September 17 Episode of Syfy's Hit Series "Warehouse 13"
She will play Emma Jinks, "the mother of Agent Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), who has been estranged from her son for two years."

[07/31/12 - 07:12 AM]
A&E's Hit Series "Beyond Scared Straight" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
The series follows "at-risk teens who have been in trouble for everything from fighting, theft, and drugs to promiscuity, gambling and gang-relations."

[07/31/12 - 04:22 AM]
MTV Unveils "2012 MTV Video Music Awards" Nominations - Superstar Alicia Keys and British Sensation One Direction to Perform
This year's event airs live on Thursday, September 6 at 8:00/7:00c from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

[07/30/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 30
Updates include: "Backstrom" lands Hart Hanson, CBS; Ron Howard books "Conquest" at Showtime; and Noah Hawley, John Wells land projects at ABC, FOX.

[07/30/12 - 04:50 PM]
Michael Phelps Goes for His Third Straight 200M Butterfly Gold Medal Tomorrow Night on NBC
The Peacock details its schedules for Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1.

[07/30/12 - 03:59 PM]
Exclusive: FOX to Air New Standalone Episode of "Touch" on Friday, September 14
Plus: the network reveals new finale dates for "Hotel Hell," "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef."

[07/30/12 - 03:46 PM]
HGTV and Paste Magazine Search for the Next Hit Song with "Be The New Sound of HGTV" Contest
The winning song will become HGTV's new sound for its upcoming "House Hunters International" marketing and promotional campaign.

[07/30/12 - 02:50 PM]
"Live! With Kelly" Announces the Top Two Finalists in "Grilling With the Stars" Competition
The winner receives the coveted Golden Grill trophy and $25,000 for their charity of choice.

[07/30/12 - 02:48 PM]
Femmes Fatales Return with a Vengeance on Season Six of Investigation Discovery's Hit Series "Deadly Women"
Look for the series to return Friday, August 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/30/12 - 02:38 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Tops Soft Competition
Plus: numbers for Nickelodeon's "Hollywood Heights," Food Network's "3 Days to Open With Bobby Flay" and TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress."

[07/30/12 - 02:29 PM]
Showtime at TCA: Nevins Orders Final Season of "The Big C," Renews "Inside Comedy"
Plus: the executive on "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States," "Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion & Sex" and its "Close Up" documentaries.

[07/30/12 - 01:32 PM]
Australian Import "SLiDE" to Make TeenNick Debut in August
Look for a special two-night premiere event on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17 at 10:30/9:30c.

[07/30/12 - 01:18 PM]
CBS Reschedules "Teachers Rock - A Concert and Charity Event Benefiting Teachers and Education" for Friday, August 17
The one-hour special was previously slated for Saturday, August 18.

[07/30/12 - 01:01 PM]
Lifetime Orders Scripted Pilot "HR" (working title)
"HR" joins the recently announced pilot orders for "Cinnamon Girl," "The Secret Lives of Wives" and "Witches of East End."

[07/30/12 - 12:43 PM]
ABC Pulls "Trust Us with Your Life" from Tuesday Lineup
Repeats of "Wipeout" will instead fill the show's Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c slot for the next two weeks.

[07/30/12 - 12:43 PM]
"Huntik: Secrets & Seekers" to Make Nicktoons Premiere in August
The series will air Mondays through Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c beginning August 6.

[07/30/12 - 12:34 PM]
NBC's Three-Day Average Viewership of 35.8 Million Is Best Through the First Weekend of Any Summer Olympics in History
NBC spins the numbers for its Olympics coverage to date.

[07/30/12 - 11:16 AM]
Roseanne Roasters Revealed! Carrie Fisher, Seth Green, Katey Sagal, And Sharon Stone Join Dais Along With Comedians Anthony Jeselnik, Jeffrey Ross And Amy Schumer For The "Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne"
The special will tape on Saturday, August 4 at the Hollywood Palladium and will premiere on Sunday, August 12 on the network.

[07/30/12 - 10:56 AM]
The CW at TCA: Pedowitz Talks Lessons from Last Season, Ambitions for New Season
Plus: the executive on "Gossip Girl," "Battle Royale," "Ringer," "The Selection," "Supernatural," "Nikita" and more!

[07/30/12 - 10:38 AM]
Exclusive: The CW to Shift "The L.A. Complex" to Mondays Beginning August 27
Plus: look for back-to-back episodes on September 17 and 24.

[07/30/12 - 10:29 AM]
NBCU's Universal Television Brings Multi-Platinum Recording Artist and Current Broadway Superstar Ricky Martin to Network Television
The talent holding deal calls for Martin to develop and star in his first network television series and specials.







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[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.

[06/30/16 - 08:45 AM]
AMC's Critically Acclaimed Series "Halt and Catch Fire" Leaves Texas Behind for the Big Leagues of Silicon Valley
The series will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/30/16 - 08:36 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer #2 for "Stranger Things"
All episodes debut globally on Netflix Friday, July 15.

[06/30/16 - 08:12 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Celebrates Her Family's Homeland and Food Traditions in New Episodes of "Giada in Italy"
Each episode celebrates Giada's beloved family, and she shares cherished stories and memories along with favorite recipes and food traditions.

[06/30/16 - 08:00 AM]
Adam Wingard's "Death Note" for Netflix Starts Principal Photography
Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the film follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power.

[06/29/16 - 03:36 PM]
New Updated "Lost in Space" Series Coming Exclusively to Netflix
Reimagined by feature writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with Zack Estrin showrunning, the series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018.