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[08/02/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 2
Updates include: Cyrus Voris, Ethan Reiff to run Starz's "Noir"; Seth Meyers to co-write potential NBC comedy; and Jay Hernandez to recur on ABC's "Last Resort."

[08/02/12 - 05:20 PM]
Michael Phelps Swims Final Individual Race Friday Night on NBC
The Peacock details its schedules for Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.

[08/02/12 - 02:39 PM]
Top-Ranked "Dallas" Wrangles 3.2 Million Viewers and Solid Demo Growth
TNT spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 1.

[08/02/12 - 02:30 PM]
"Melissa & Joey" Ranks as Cable TV's #1 Telecast at 8 O'Clock Across Target 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 Demographics
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 1.

[08/02/12 - 02:19 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Dallas," "Royal Pains" Nab Top Spots
Plus: numbers for TLC's "My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am I," Cartoon Network's "Ben 10: Omniverse" and more!

[08/02/12 - 02:17 PM]
The Weather Channel Travels to the Far Corners of the Earth to Explore the World's "Tipping Points"
The six-episode one-hour series premieres in October 2013 on the network.

[08/02/12 - 01:51 PM]
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines - "Overhaulin'" Is Reborn on Velocity This Fall
Chip Foose hosts the new season, due Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[08/02/12 - 01:50 PM]
TLC Takes Amish Out of the Country and Into the City in New Groundbreaking Series
"Breaking Amish" bows the first of nine hour-long episodes on Sunday, September 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/02/12 - 01:49 PM]
Destination Mars - Science Follows NASA as It Makes History with the Same-Day Event "Mars Landing 2012: The New Search for Life"
The special premieres this Monday, August 6 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/02/12 - 01:48 PM]
Military Channel Revisits Major Moments in American History Through the Lens of Legendary Journalist Tom Brokaw in "The Brokaw Files"
The six-episode series, produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/02/12 - 01:47 PM]
Investigation Discovery Signs Charisma Carpenter as Host of All-New Series "I Survived Evil" (WT)
The 10-episode first season is slated to begin filming this month.

[08/02/12 - 01:46 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Curiosity" Series Returns in October
Topics this season include Plane Crash, Mummy, Bermuda Triangle, Yellowstone and Stonehenge.

[08/02/12 - 01:27 PM]
London Olympics Post 6th Straight Night of Viewership and Ratings Gains Over 2008 Beijing Games
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 1.

[08/02/12 - 12:25 PM]
Morgan Freeman to Return to Science for an All-New Season of "Through the Wormhole"
The upcoming ten-episode season - the fourth for the franchise - will debut in summer 2013.

[08/02/12 - 12:19 PM]
Roseanne is Full! Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady and Gilbert Gottfriend Round Out the Dais for the "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne"
Plus: "Roseanne" cast Members Sarah Chalke, Michael Fishman and Alicia Goranson to attend.

[08/02/12 - 12:18 PM]
George Wendt, Frances Fisher, Natalie Hall and Darin Brooks Star in "Common Law," (working title) a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere, October 13
Ryan Doom also stars in the latest original from the cable channel.

[08/02/12 - 12:17 PM]
Kellie Martin Stars in "I Married Who?" a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere, October 6
Ethan Erickson, Adrienne Frantz, Bradley Snedeker and Bruce Nozick also co-star.

[08/02/12 - 12:16 PM]
Shelley Long and Cindy Williams Join Julie Mond and Trevor Donovan in "Strawberry Summer," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere August 25
The film features an original song composed by Nathan Furst and Trevor Donovan with lyrics by Gary Goldstein.

[08/02/12 - 12:15 PM]
"Cedar Cove," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Starring Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal, Premieres on the Network Q1 2013
The two-hour pilot is based on the bestselling book series by New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

[08/02/12 - 12:14 PM]
Naomi Judd Stars as a Monster-in-Law Who Complicates Wedded Bliss for Danielle Panabaker in "Nearlyweds," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere January 12
Jessica Parker Kennedy, Britt Irvin, Travis Milne, Ryan Kennedy and Steve Bacic also star.

[08/02/12 - 12:13 PM]
Santa Sees a Match Made in Holiday Heaven When Lacey Chabert, Florence Henderson and John Ratzenberger Star in "Matchmaker Santa," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Holiday 2012
David S. Cass, Sr. directed the film from a script by Joany Kane.

[08/02/12 - 12:12 PM]
A Dance to Remember for Andrew McCarthy in "Christmas Dance," a Hallmark Channel Original World Premiere, Holiday 2012
Also starring are Michelle Nolden, Chris Gillett, Stephanie Mills and Jane Moffat.

[08/02/12 - 12:11 PM]
Teri Polo, Paul Essiembre and Tess Harper Star in "The Christmas Heart," Executive Produced by Patricia Heaton a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Holiday 2012
The film was written by Cleveland Plain Dealer "Minister of Culture," pop culture journalist and Ms. Heaton's brother, Michael Heaton.

[08/02/12 - 12:10 PM]
Joey Lawrence, Emily Hampshire and Marilu Henner Star in "Hitched for the Holidays," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Holiday 2012
Paula Shaw, Linda Darlow, Serge Houde and L. Harvey Gold co-star in the romantic comedy.

[08/02/12 - 12:09 PM]
Beloved Jingle the Husky Pup in an All-New Animated Story, "Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star," a Hallmark Channel Original Animated Special for Holiday 2012
Said effort is a follow up to last year's "Jingle All the Way."

[08/02/12 - 12:08 PM]
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carrie Fisher and Carson Kressley Star in a Modern-Day Spin on Charles Dickens' Classic Tale: A Christmas Carol, "It's Christmas, Carol!" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Holiday 2012
Olivia Cheng and Tygh Runyan also star in the holiday original.

[08/02/12 - 12:07 PM]
Casper Van Dien and Rachel Wilson Star in "Christmas Baby," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Holiday 2012
They play a pair of feuding colleagues who are thrown together after their siblings fall in love.

[08/02/12 - 12:06 PM]
Jason Gedrick Stars in "The Wishing Tree," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Holiday 2012
Also starring are Amitai Marmorstein, Richard Harmon, Teryl Rothery and Erica Cerra.

[08/02/12 - 12:05 PM]
Hallmark Channel Loves a Parade! Autumn Reeser and Antonio Cupo Star in "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Holiday 2012
Ben Cotton also stars in the film.

[08/02/12 - 12:04 PM]
Natasha Henstridge and Gabe Hogan Star in "Christmas Song" a Hallmark Channel Original World Premiere Holiday 2012
"Countdown to Christmas" is the biggest holiday destination on television, premiering more original holiday programs than any other network.

[08/02/12 - 12:03 PM]
A Movie with Heart... and a Whole Lot of Fur! "Puppy Love" Starring Candace Cameron Bure, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, September 8
Victor Webster co-stars in the film, one of many planned events for Hallmark Channel's Pet Project.

[08/02/12 - 12:02 PM]
Patricia Richardson Joins Jessalyn Gilsig and Bailee Madison in "Smart Cookies," a Hallmark Channel Original World Premiere, August 18
Ty Olsson and Samantha Ferris co-star in the project.

[08/02/12 - 12:01 PM]
Annie Potts and Richard Thomas Lead a Talented Ensemble Cast in Hallmark Channel's First Movie Musical Drama, "The Music Teacher" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere August 11
"The Music Teacher" features original songs and lyrics composed by Alan Ett.

[08/02/12 - 11:33 AM]
Entertainment One Wins "Black Jack" - Studio to Develop TV Series Based on the Popular Japanese Comic Book from Legendary Creator Osamu Tezuka, "Godfather of Anime"
The series will be executive produced by Taka Ichise and Doug Davison, who partnered on feature adaptations of Japanese properties "The Ring" and "The Grudge."

[08/02/12 - 11:15 AM]
Starz at TCA: Albrecht Talks "Spartacus" Ending, Ballparks Premieres for New Originals
Plus: the executive on "Incursion," "Da Vinci's Demons," "Black Sails," "Marco Polo" and "Noir."

[08/02/12 - 11:06 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Hit Five-Month Highs as They Score #1 Finishes for the Late-Night Week of July 23-27
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 23-27.

[08/02/12 - 10:52 AM]
"The Chew" Takes a Bite Out of ABC's New Fall Season with a One-Hour Primetime Special, Sunday, September 2
Vanessa Williams, Terry O'Quinn, Reba, Hayden Panettiere, Jami Gertz and Andre Braugher are among those featured.

[08/02/12 - 10:30 AM]
Encore Presents "The Big Miniseries Showcase" This Fall with the U.S. Television Premiere of "The Crimson Petal and the White"
Plus: look for the U.S. television premiere of the six part mini-series "Titanic: Blood and Steel" from October 8 - 13.

[08/02/12 - 10:01 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Programming Lineup
Plus: Jennifer Hudson, Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Colbert and Bette Midler to appear on "Oprah's Next Chapter."

[08/02/12 - 09:38 AM]
"Finding Bigfoot" Gets Even Bigger! Animal Planet Takes Search for Squatch Worldwide
The series returns in November with 11 all-new episodes and two specials.

[08/02/12 - 09:37 AM]
Animal Planet Announces New Series "Eel of Fortune" (wt)
The show, from Left/Right Productions, is targeted for 2013.

[08/02/12 - 09:02 AM]
Beloved Soap Stars of Past and Present Host New Daytime Programming Block on Investigation Discovery: "Days of Our Knives"
The three-hour block launches Monday, August 20 from 1-4 PM E/P on the cable channel.

[08/02/12 - 09:01 AM]
Two's Company, But Three's a Crowd When One's a Killer on Investigation Discovery's New Series "Deadly Affairs"
Susan Lucci hosts the newcomer, premiering Saturday, September 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/02/12 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Summer Olympics Rack Up Another 30 Million for NBC
Plus: "Big Brother" proves immune to the Summer Games with no week-to-week decline.

[08/02/12 - 07:59 AM]
New Bob Dylan Songs to Make World Premiere in Cinemax Series "Strike Back"
Both previously unreleased songs appear on Dylan's upcoming album "Tempest," to be released September 11.

[08/02/12 - 07:22 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Turns in its Most-Watched July Sweep Ever
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 23-27 plus the month to date.

[08/02/12 - 07:21 AM]
Brian J. Smith and Dee Wallace-Stone Create a Firestorm on Syfy's Hit "Warehouse 13"
Also on tap this season: Laura Innes, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Sam Huntington, Lindsay Wagner, Kate Mulgrew and Rene Auberjonois.

[08/01/12 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 1
Updates include: Caroline Dhavernas joins NBC's "Hannibal"; two bound for AMC's "Low Winter Sun"; and Elyes Gabel tapped as new regular on ABC's "Body of Proof."

[08/01/12 - 07:18 PM]
NBC Names Jeff Bader as President, Program Planning, Strategy and Research, NBC Entertainment
Most recently, he was Executive Vice President, Planning, Scheduling and Distribution, ABC Entertainment Group.

[08/01/12 - 05:00 PM]
Phelps-Lochte Gold Medal Showdown in 200 Individual Medley on NBC in Primetime on Thursday Night
The Peacock details its schedules for Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3.







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[08/03/15 - 10:00 AM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Announce Start of Production for "Hunters"
The series stars Nathan Phillips as Flynn, a headstrong Baltimore FBI agent with a dark past trying to piece together the disappearance of his wife.

[08/03/15 - 10:00 AM]
"Ferrell Takes the Field" to Screen Sept. 5 at Petco Park in San Diego, One Week Before the Comedy Special Debuts on HBO
As part of Baseball Night in San Diego, all fans in attendance at that night's game will have the opportunity to stay and watch the screening.

[08/03/15 - 08:43 AM]
ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" Delivers Strong Numbers for Mets-Nationals
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Holds Off "Bachelor in Paradise" Return
CBS and ABC however split the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[08/03/15 - 08:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Rebroadcast Ties for #1 Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 08:02 AM]
NBCUniversal Celebrates One Year Out from 2016 Rio Olympics on August 5
NBCUniversal will celebrate the occasion with a host of promotional and editorial initiatives that span the company's unprecedented portfolio of broadcast, cable, digital, regional, local, radio, and theme park assets.

[08/03/15 - 07:51 AM]
ESPN Signs Award-Winning Senior News Correspondent Jeremy Schaap To Long-Term Extension
Schaap, who joined ESPN full-time in 1994, will continue to serve as a correspondent for ESPN's award-winning, prime-time newsmagazine "E:60."

[08/03/15 - 07:36 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks and Ford Motor Company Announce Hallmark Channel to Be a Key 2015 Broadcast Partner of Ford Warriors in Pink(R)
The multi-faceted on- and off-air buy centers primarily around Season 3 of the network's original scripted series, "Cedar Cove."

[08/03/15 - 07:07 AM]
"Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church" to Make Its World Television Premiere on Showtime(R)
The film chronicles his largest ever U.S. performance at the massive Atlanta Pop Music Festival in July 1970 with never-before-seen concert footage of the icon in action.

[08/03/15 - 06:03 AM]
Country Star Brett Eldredge Is the First Celebrity Judge Tapped for the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
"I get to judge Miss America. Are you kidding me?!" said Eldredge. "Talk about a dream come true! I can't wait to be a part of this."

[08/02/15 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Repeats Power Demo Victory for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Aquarius" Grows by 50% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 for Its Top Rating to Date Among Three Saturday Telecasts
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/01/15 - 11:35 AM]
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9 at 9:00/8:00c, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.