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[08/03/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 3
Updates include: Michael Raymond-James, Colin O'Donoghue bound for ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; David Denman to return to NBC's "The Office"; and Chris Levinson books a new drama at FOX.

[08/03/12 - 05:32 PM]
Michael Phelps' Final Swim of London Olympics Tomorrow Night on NBC
Plus: NBC's daytime Saturday and Sunday coverage will be live to all time zones.

[08/03/12 - 05:21 PM]
ESPN Films Launches 30 for 30 Shorts on Grantland.com
The shorts will premiere monthly and be complemented by a written feature and additional material to provide context.

[08/03/12 - 05:18 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Fall Schedule for 30 for 30 Vol. II
First up is "Broke" from director Billy Corben on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/03/12 - 03:11 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Burn Notice," "Suits" Remain on Top for USA
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "The Real L Word," TLC's "Four Weddings" and Nickelodeon's "Hollywood Heights."

[08/03/12 - 12:03 PM]
London Olympics Post 7th Straight Night of Viewership and Ratings Gains Over 2008 Beijing Games
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 2.

[08/03/12 - 12:01 PM]
Sexy Latino Stars Make Their English Speaking Television Debuts on USA Network
Khotan and Angelica Celaya are bound for "Royal Pains" and "Burn Notice," respectively.

[08/03/12 - 12:00 PM]
Annie Parisse Joins Cast of "The Following"
She'll play FBI Specialist Debra Parker in the drama, due at midseason.

[08/03/12 - 11:09 AM]
NBC Olympics Sets Records for Younger Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for its Olympics coverage to date.

[08/03/12 - 10:23 AM]
MTV Announces Key Premiere Dates and Series Renewals at Their Summer TCA Presentation
"Jersey Shore" to return Thursday, October 4 at 10:00/9:00c; "Snooki & JWOWW" gets second season; and more!

[08/03/12 - 09:35 AM]
TLC and Discovery Fit & Health Go Inside the Classroom to Reveal Life as a Teen Mom in New Series "High School Moms"
The series premieres on TLC Sunday, August 12 at 8:00/7:00c with encores on Discovery Fit & Health starting Thursday, August 16 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/03/12 - 09:20 AM]
NBC Olympics' Experiencing Unprecedented Digital Traffic & Engagement During London Olympics
NBC spins the digital numbers to date for its Olympics coverage.

[08/03/12 - 09:11 AM]
Life Gets "Unexpectedly" More "Awkward" When Special Guest-Star Kris Polaha Appears in Two Episodes of MTV's Hit Comedy Series "Awkward," Beginning Thursday, August 9 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
He'll play Ben, "a blast from Lacey's past, who shows up to attend Aunt Ally's (guest-star Barret Swatek) wedding."

[08/03/12 - 08:51 AM]
"Be Good Johnny Weir" Returns To Logo For Second Season
Look for the first of 10 new half-hour episodes on Monday, September 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/03/12 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's Summer Olympics Coverage Nets Another 35 Million
Plus: ABC's "Wipeout" takes a big week-to-week hit against the Summer Games.

[08/03/12 - 07:51 AM]
Nick at Nite Premieres Scott Baio Comedy, "See Dad Run," on Saturday, October 6
Alanna Ubach and Mark Curry also star in the project, formerly known as "Daddy's Home."

[08/03/12 - 07:50 AM]
MTV's "Underemployed" Is Slated to Launch in Fall 2012
The series, which is currently in production in Chicago, will feature 12 hour-long episodes.

[08/03/12 - 07:49 AM]
MTV's New Docu-Series "Catfish: The TV Show" Is Based on the Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Film "Catfish"
Each of the 12 hour-long episodes "will be an emotional voyage to discover the truth about his or her significant other."

[08/03/12 - 07:48 AM]
VH1's New Series "Miss You Much" Reconnects Viewers With Celebrity Crushes and Beloved Stars of the '90s and Early '00s
Catherine Reitman hosts the half-hour series, due to premiere in early 2013.

[08/03/12 - 07:47 AM]
Get Ready for the Longest Wait of Your Life with Logo's New Adoption Docu-Series "The Baby Wait"
The six-episode series launches Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/03/12 - 07:46 AM]
BET Networks Launches its New Late Night Series "Don't Sleep!," Hosted by T.J. Holmes, Monday October 1 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
The half-hour series "will deliver smart, biting social commentary on significant issues important to African-Americans."

[08/03/12 - 07:45 AM]
Centric Showcases a New Class of Talent With "Apollo Live," Premiering Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 PM
Plus: Gladys Knight, Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bivins to serve as mentors.

[08/03/12 - 07:44 AM]
Syfy Greenlights "High Moon" Pilot Based on Best-Selling John Christopher Novel
The pilot is written by Jim Danger Gray from a story by Bryan Fuller and Gray.

[08/03/12 - 07:43 AM]
Syfy, Marti Noxon, M. Night Shyamalan and Universal Cable Productions Team for "Proof" Pilot
Shyamalan will also direct from a script he co-wrote with Noxon.

[08/03/12 - 07:00 AM]
"Big Brother" Voting Results for August 2
CBS details last night's eviction and Head of Household competition.

[08/03/12 - 06:30 AM]
Garth Brooks Added to the Lineup of Performers Appearing on "Teachers Rock," on Friday, August 17 on CBS
Brooks joins previously announced performers including Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Fun and Josh Groban.

[08/03/12 - 06:04 AM]
National Geographic Channel Special Offers Exclusive Animation Of Historic Mars Rover Landing Scheduled To Touch Down On The Martian Planet August 6
"Martian Mega Rover," a one-hour special, premieres on Thursday, August 9, at 10:00/9:00c, just three days after the historic touchdown is expected.

[08/03/12 - 06:03 AM]
VH1 Greenlights New Series "Grand River Singers Project," "Black Ink" and New "100 Greatest Kid Stars" Special, Beloved Series "Best Week Ever" Returns To VH1 To Anchor Humor Block On Friday Nights
A sneak peek of the full "Miss You Much" premiere will debut on Sunday, December 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/03/12 - 06:02 AM]
VH1 Heads "Back To Screen" This September With All-New Series and Returning Fan Favorites
"Ev & Ocho" and "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle" are due on September 3 followed by "Basketball Wives: LA" on September 10.

[08/03/12 - 06:01 AM]
Lukas Haas and Newcomer Saxon Sharbino Join Cast of "Touch"
Plus: Greg Ellis will appear in a recurring role when the series returns for its second season Friday, October 26.

[08/03/12 - 05:31 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights 14 New Live-Action and Animated Series, TV Movies and Pilots
New projects currently in production include "Wendell and Vinnie," "You Gotta See This," "Swindle" and "Nicky Deuce."

[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.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
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Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
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Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.