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[08/08/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 8
Updates include: Jay Mohr, Ben Falcone land leads on TV Land pilots; "Being Mary Jane" nears series order at BET; and Warren Ellis's "Gun Machine" eyed as series at FOX.

[08/08/12 - 04:04 PM]
Usain Bolt Races for History in 200M Gold Medal Final Thursday Night on NBC
The Peacock details its schedules for Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10.

[08/08/12 - 02:31 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Claims Top Honors for A&E
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Hard Knocks," Cartoon Network's "Dragons: Riders of Berk" and A&E's "Shipping Wars."

[08/08/12 - 02:05 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars" is Tuesday's #1 Cable Telecast in Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 7.

[08/08/12 - 01:59 PM]
NBC Offers Free "Grimm" E-Book with Season One Recap, Season Two Teaser, and Free Episode Download
"Grimm: The Essential Guide" is now available on Apple's iBookstore in iTunes for iPad.

[08/08/12 - 12:12 PM]
ABC Family Hosts a Magical "Harry Potter" Weekend Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th
"Chamber of Secrets," "Goblet of Fire," "Order of the Phoenix" and "Half-Blood Prince" are among the featured films.

[08/08/12 - 12:04 PM]
NBC News and TV One Partner to Deliver Presidential Election Coverage to Black Viewers
As part of the partnership, TV One will air a four-hour broadcast on the final evening of the Republican and Democratic conventions.

[08/08/12 - 11:57 AM]
New Animal Planet Series "Battle for the Border" Follows the Men and Canines Keeping Our Borders in Order
The six-episode series will launch with a special episode on Sunday, August 19 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/08/12 - 11:45 AM]
30.1 Million Average Viewership on NBC Last Night Is Best for Second Tuesday of Any Non-U.S. Summer Olympics in 36 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 7 plus its Olympics coverage to date.

[08/08/12 - 11:45 AM]
FX Productions Locks First-Look Cable Deal with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson And Their Production Company Color Force
"Over the past 20 years, Nina Jacobson has amassed one of the most successful bodies of work in the film business, both as an executive and a producer," said John Landgraf.

[08/08/12 - 11:31 AM]
Ingrid Michaelson, VH1 & the VH1 Save The Music Foundation Announce the We Are All "Blood Brothers" Contest
The grand prize winner will receive a performance from Ingrid at their school during the 2012-2013 school year.

[08/08/12 - 11:19 AM]
FOX Sports Media Group Announces 2012 College Football Broadcast Teams
The network's first-ever regular season over-the-air college football package kicks off with Hawaii at #3 USC, live on Saturday, September 1.

[08/08/12 - 11:19 AM]
Josh Altman of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" Sells The Dream In New Rap Music Video
The song is available on iTunes with 100% of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

[08/08/12 - 09:37 AM]
Damian McGinty Hosts "The Glee Project Live Reunion" on Tuesday, August 14th at 11PM ET/PT on Oxygen.com
Said effort will follow the season two finale, featuring Chris Colfer as guest mentor, at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[08/08/12 - 09:01 AM]
Stephen Colbert's Summer Concert Series "Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest" Announces Performers
The Flaming Lips, fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear and Santigold will be featured during the week of August 13.

[08/08/12 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" and "NY Med" Surge Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 7.

[08/08/12 - 08:47 AM]
Video: MTV's "Jersey Shore" Cast Gets Into a Serious Brawl... About Politics
The Funny or Die short is sponsored by the network's "Power of 12" campaign.

[08/08/12 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Nearly 30 Million Watch NBC's Latest Summer Olympics Coverage
Said number marks its most-watched night since Thursday's coverage.

[08/08/12 - 07:25 AM]
Nick at Nite Sends "Hollywood Heights" to TeenNick Beginning Next Week
The soap has averaged just 570,000 viewers and a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating since its official launch on June 18.

[08/08/12 - 07:14 AM]
EPIX Presents "Cormanpalooza" - 24-Hour Marathon from Cult Film Director Roger Corman
Said event, airing Saturday, August 25, will be anchored by the premiere of Corman's "Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader."

[08/08/12 - 07:09 AM]
ION Television Acquires Fan Favorite "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" From NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution
The deal comes on the heels of yesterday's acquisition of the off-network rights to "Numb3rs."

[08/08/12 - 07:01 AM]
New York Comedy Festival Announces 2012 Line-up
The Comedy Central-sponsored event will feature Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Rob Delaney, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Artie Lange, Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, Marlon and Shawn Wayans and Robin Williams.

[08/07/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 7
Updates include: Joss Whedon to spearhead Marvel series for ABC; Kevin McHale eyed to co-host FOX's "The X Factor"; and NBC buys "Freakonomics"-inspired drama.

[08/07/12 - 07:45 PM]
Video: "The X Factor" - Check Out the All-New Season Two Promo!
Look for the two-night premiere on Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13.

[08/07/12 - 06:07 PM]
Team USA's Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings Play Against Fellow Americans Jen Kessy & April Ross in Beach Volleyball Gold Metal Match Wednesday Night on NBC
The Peacock details its schedules for Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9.

[08/07/12 - 04:26 PM]
More Than 200 Million Viewers Tune In for the First 11 Days of the Olympics
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 6 plus its Olympics coverage to date.

[08/07/12 - 04:12 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: VH1 Takes Demo Crown With "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta"
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Miss Advised," Disney XD's "Mr. Young" and Nickelodeon's "Hollywood Heights."

[08/07/12 - 03:36 PM]
GSN Announces the Lineup of Competitors for New Original Series, "The American Bible Challenge," Premiering Thursday, August 23 at 8 PM (ET/PT)
The tournament starts with 18 three-person teams with three teams competing in each of the first six episodes.

[08/07/12 - 03:36 PM]
Team USA Men's Basketball & Women's Soccer Power NBC Sports Network to Most-Watched Total Day Ever
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Monday, August 6.

[08/07/12 - 12:39 PM]
Nick Lachey, Joel McHale, Seth Meyers & Howie Mandel to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of August 20-24, 2012
Scheduled guests include Shia LaBeouf, Tim Gunn, Zach Galifianakis, Zac Efron, Kevin Costner, Josh Brolin and Anne Hathaway.

[08/07/12 - 11:57 AM]
CMT's "Cheer" Premieres Friday, September 7 at 11/10c
The series, from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, will then air regularly on Friday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/07/12 - 11:40 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: HBO's "True Blood" the Series to Beat in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Spike TV's "Flip Men," OWN's "Oprah's Lifeclass" and NFL Network's "NFL Preseason: Saints/Cardinals."

[08/07/12 - 11:35 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN2's NASCAR Nationwide Series Tops Viewers
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Rock Docs: Marley," Showtime's "Kevin Nealon: Whelmed... But Not Overly" and NFL Network's "Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductions."

[08/07/12 - 11:30 AM]
Disney Channel is Cable TV's #1 Network in Total Viewers in Total Day for 9th Straight Week
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 30-August 5.

[08/07/12 - 11:27 AM]
Viewership Rises for "UFC On FOX 4"
FOX spins the numbers for Saturday, August 4.

[08/07/12 - 11:18 AM]
The Gold Medal-Winning U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team to Visit CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," Tuesday, August 14
The "Fierce Five" team of Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Alexandra Raisman have also had success on the individual medal front.

[08/07/12 - 11:16 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - TNT's "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" Were Basic Cable's Most-Watched Series Last Week
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 30-August 5.

[08/07/12 - 11:16 AM]
"Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," an Animated Comedy About an Unlikely Ninja Hero and His Best Buddy, Premieres Monday, September 17 on Disney XD
New episodes will premiere Monday through Thursday at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

[08/07/12 - 11:01 AM]
Behind Every Successful Don, There's a Donna - and She's Ready to Talk! Investigation Discovery Premieres The Second Season of "I Married a Mobster" on August 15 at 10 PM (E/P)
The show's sophomore run begins with an installment featuring the story of Lindsey Cyr, Whitey Bulger's ex.

[08/07/12 - 10:41 AM]
Re-Imagine Music with Fuse - Worldwide Television Premiere of "Re:Generation Music Project" to Air August 17th at 10PM EST
The Crystal Method, DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex are among the featured artists.

[08/07/12 - 10:24 AM]
truTV: Fall 2012 Programming Highlights
Returning series include "South Beach Tow," "Operation Repo," "Lizard Lick Towing," "Hardcore Pawn" and "Storage Hunters."

[08/07/12 - 10:15 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Airs 7 of the Top 20 Programs Among Adults 18-49 Last Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of July 30-August 5.

[08/07/12 - 10:02 AM]
Major League Baseball Productions & NBC Sports Group Collaborate to Present "Caught Looking," a New Series on NBC Sports Network
The newcomer, due Wednesday, August 15 at 9:00/8:00c, "will give baseball fans an exclusive look inside a specific weekend series."

[08/07/12 - 10:00 AM]
ABCFamily.com Unveils "Pretty Little Liars" Suspect Tracker on Tuesday, August 7th to Help Narrow Down Who the Betrayer Really Is
The site has pared down the field of suspects to 12 characters where fans of the show can tweet to vote who they think is guilty.

[08/07/12 - 09:52 AM]
Spike TV Orders 26 Additional Episodes of "Auction Hunters" and 13 Episodes of "American Digger"
"We are thrilled to bring back new episodes of two of our most popular shows that speak to the network's mission of delivering bold, non-scripted entertainment with real stakes," said Sharon Levy.

[08/07/12 - 09:38 AM]
BET Networks Presents Fall 2012 Preview
Newly announced dates include "Keyshia & Daniel: Family First" on Tuesday, October 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/07/12 - 09:30 AM]
Think You've Missed Your Chance to Audition for Season 12 of "American Idol"? Think Again!
Online auditions are happening now through Monday, August 20.

[08/07/12 - 09:19 AM]
Ovation's Critically Acclaimed "The Best You've Never Seen" to Showcase the U.S. Premiere of "What to Do When Someone Dies"
The three-part mini-series, originally slated for June, will now premiere Monday, August 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/07/12 - 09:16 AM]
MTV Debuts Original Documentary "House of Style: Music, Models and MTV"
The documentary - featuring former hosts Cindy Crawford, Daisy Fuentes and Rebecca Romijn - debuts today on MTV Style.

[08/07/12 - 09:14 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - Network Dominates the Week of July 30-August 5, as the 2012 London Olympics Boosts the Network to 10-Year Highs
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 30-August 5.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.