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[08/20/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 20
Updates include: Showtime trims "The Franchise" by one week; Kyle Howard, Joel David Moore to topline USA's "Paging Dr. Freed"; and Goran Visnjic reports to ABC's "Red Widow."

[08/20/12 - 10:07 PM]
"Hell's Kitchen" Results for August 20
FOX details the latest elimination on its summer staple.

[08/20/12 - 06:40 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Shake It Up," "Gold Rush" Lead Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Inocente," TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day" and more!

[08/20/12 - 06:21 PM]
Fans Can Chat Live with "Pretty Little Liars" Guest Star Gregg Sulkin During an All-New Episode Airing on Tuesday, August 21
Sulkin will be up on @greggsulkin during the East Coast broadcast of the show at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/12 - 05:44 PM]
Video: Three New Teasers for FX's "American Horror Story"
The series returns for its second season this October on the cable channel.

[08/20/12 - 03:20 PM]
Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Winner Michael J. Fox Returns to Series Television on NBC with New Comedy Series
The single-camera series, which has a 22-episode commitment, will begin filming this year for a Fall 2013 premiere date.

[08/20/12 - 03:03 PM]
Discovery Channel Had Top Two Shows on Cable Friday Night with All-New "Gold Rush" Specials
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, August 17.

[08/20/12 - 02:33 PM]
Katt Williams Returns to the Stage in "Kattpacalypse" Premiering Saturday, August 25th at 10 PM (ET/PT) on Showtime(R)
The explosive performance was filmed live on New Years' Eve before some 7,000 awaiting fans at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

[08/20/12 - 02:33 PM]
"Shake It Up: Made In Japan" is Hit Comedy's 2nd-Highest Rated Telecast Ever, with 4.5 Million Total Viewers and 2.3 Million Kids 6-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, August 17.

[08/20/12 - 02:24 PM]
"Shark Week" Launches Discovery to #1 Non-Scripted Cable Spot
Discovery spins the numbers for Sunday, August 12 through Thursday, August 16.

[08/20/12 - 01:37 PM]
Spike TV and K-1, the World's Premier Kickboxing Promotion, Agree to Multi-Platform Partnership for 2012 and 2013
There will be a total of four events that will be streamed live in 2012 on Spike.com.

[08/20/12 - 01:15 PM]
Oxygen's Fall 2012 Programming Highlights
"Hollywood Unzipped: Stylist Wars," originally slated to debut on November 27, will now launch at a later date.

[08/20/12 - 01:05 PM]
CBS News Announces Republican and Democratic National Convention Coverage Schedule
Primetime coverage is set for Tuesday, August 28-Thursday, August 30 and Tuesday, Sept. 4-Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/12 - 12:56 PM]
Disney Channel Launches "Fish Hooks" Game for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
The game is available for free from the App Store in more than 70 countries.

[08/20/12 - 12:31 PM]
"Let's Make a Deal" to Hold Third Annual Nationwide Contestant Search
Two participants will be selected from each location to fly to Los Angeles and attend a taping of the legendary game show in fall 2012.

[08/20/12 - 11:41 AM]
"Married to Jonas" Is Harmonious in its Sunday Night Debut on E!
E! spins the numbers for Sunday, August 19.

[08/20/12 - 11:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Interviews Cast Members from the Award-Winning Independent Film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" on "Super Soul Sunday"
Plus: look for "Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Soul to Soul" on Sunday, September 9.

[08/20/12 - 11:00 AM]
Kevin Reilly Elevated to Chairman of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company
In his new role, Reilly will oversee all programming, scheduling, marketing, research, digital and business affairs at the network.

[08/20/12 - 10:51 AM]
Mischa Barton Stars in the U.S. Premiere of "Cyberstalker," September 14h at 8p/ET 9p/PT on LMN
The film has been pushed back from September 7 due to the network's broadcast of "Stand Up to Cancer."

[08/20/12 - 10:51 AM]
Fans Can Live Tweet with "Bunheads" Star Sutton Foster on Monday, August 20th, 9:00PM-10:00PM ET
Starting now, fans can tweet their questions to Sutton at @sfosternyc using the hashtag #Bunheads.

[08/20/12 - 10:41 AM]
"The Sopranos" Cast Reunites for Nickelodeon and MarVista Entertainment's Original Kids TV Movie "Nicky Deuce"
Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico star in the project, production of which is underway in Montreal, Canada.

[08/20/12 - 10:34 AM]
New Episodes of "19 Kids and Counting" Premiere August 28 on TLC
The series returns to Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel with a one-hour episode.

[08/20/12 - 10:15 AM]
Susan Lucci Guides Fans Through an Online Adulterous Experience, Helping Unlock Clues to a Fictional Love Triangle with Investigation Discovery's IsItADeadlyAffair.com
As previously announced, "Deadly Affairs" premieres Saturday, September 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/20/12 - 10:14 AM]
Lindsay Wagner Is Late, Late for a Very Important Date on Syfy's Hit Series "Warehouse 13" Monday, August 27 at 9PM (ET/PT)
Wagner joins season four guest stars Laura Innes, Sam Huntington, Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, Rene Aberjonois and Jeri Ryan, among others.

[08/20/12 - 10:13 AM]
Jake Owen to Close Monster Year as Headliner of the 11th Annual "CMT on Tour"
Said event kicks off October 10 in New York City, with tickets going on sale Friday, August 24.

[08/20/12 - 09:35 AM]
A. Zombie Enters the 2012 Presidential Race - New Candidate Vows to Restore Zombies to Televisions Everywhere
AMC's "The Walking Dead" stunt begins with a rally today at Westfield Horton Plaza in San Diego.

[08/20/12 - 09:20 AM]
"America's Game: 2011 New York Giants" Debuts Exclusively on NFL Network Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10:00 PM ET
Alec Baldwin narrates the one-hour special, one night before the Giants kick off the 2012 regular season at home against the division rival Dallas Cowboys.

[08/20/12 - 09:19 AM]
It's Hero Time with the Global Launch of "Ben 10 Omniverse"
The latest installment in the franchise premieres Saturday, September 22 at 9 a.m. (ET/PT).

[08/20/12 - 09:18 AM]
Interview: "Grimm" Co-Creators David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf
The showrunners chat about the show's second season, airing Monday nights at 10:00/9:00c on NBC.

[08/20/12 - 09:04 AM]
"Big Brother" Delivers Its Largest Sunday Audience of the Summer and Matches Its Best Adults 18-49 Rating on the Night
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 19.

[08/20/12 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Announces 15 of the 18 Castaways for "Survivor: Philippines," Premiering Wednesday, Sept. 19
Three of the 18 castaways, to be revealed later this week, are former players who were medically evacuated from the game and are returning to finish what they started.

[08/20/12 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's Season Finale of "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" Surges to 5-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 19.

[08/20/12 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Colts/Steelers Preseason Coverage Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock is the most-watched network last night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/20/12 - 08:10 AM]
Fuse Sets Fall Air Date for "Off Beat" - New, Original Half-Hour Music Comedy Mash-Up Series Hosted By Mike E. Winfield to Premiere September 14th at 10PM EST
The series, consisting of 12 episodes, will run through November.

[08/20/12 - 08:05 AM]
Ovation's Original Series "Johnny Cash: Song by Song" Reveals "The Man in Black" Like Never Before
The six-part series - premiering Sunday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c - "zooms in on the life story of the legendary singer/songwriter like never before."

[08/20/12 - 07:55 AM]
Sandwich King Jeff Mauro Heads to Primetime with New Series "$24 in 24" Premiering Monday, September 24th at 10:30PM ET/PT
Plus: Mauro's hit daytime series "Sandwich King" returns for a third season on Saturday, September 9 at 11am ET/PT.

[08/20/12 - 07:02 AM]
IFC Welcomes Comedian Chris Gethard to Its "Slightly Off" Family
Gethard who will host on-air programming, create exclusive content for IFC.com as well as develop his very own comedy series for IFC based on his recent book.

[08/20/12 - 06:01 AM]
Who Will It Be? September 4, 2012 Marks the Debut of "Live! With Kelly and ..."
That morning, when Ripa walks into the "Live" studio, she'll be joined by her new partner and a whole new era will begin for "Live."

[08/20/12 - 05:48 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Encore Earns NBC's Top Non-Sports Results in the Time Period This Summer
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18.

[08/19/12 - 08:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Night of Repeats
Rebroadcasts of "Criminal Minds" and "48 Hours Mystery" are the night's top draws.

[08/18/12 - 09:19 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Demo Crown with NFL Preseason
Coverage of Detroit at Baltimore, like Cincinnati at Atlanta yesterday, puts the network on top.

[08/17/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 17
Updates include: Majandra Delfino joins NBC's "The Office" spin-off; Tad Quill books David Walton-led comedy at CBS; and Kelly Rowland to topline BET's "What Would Dylan Do?"

[08/17/12 - 06:04 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits" Hits Season High for USA in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Great White Highway," Showtime's "The Real L Word" and Food Network's "Extreme Chef."

[08/17/12 - 04:06 PM]
The NFL Is Back! NFL on FOX Preseason Matchup Between the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons Posted 4.7 Million Viewers
FOX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 16.

[08/17/12 - 03:49 PM]
NBC to Finish "Saving Hope" Run on Saturdays, Adds More Comedy Encores
"Go On," "The New Normal," "Guys with Kids" and "Animal Practice" will all get multiple encores.

[08/17/12 - 01:20 PM]
TNT Renews Hit Drama "Perception," One of Basic Cable's Top New Series of 2012
The network has ordered 13 episodes for season two, which is slated to air in 2013.

[08/17/12 - 12:59 PM]
ABC Family Cancels "Jane by Design" Amid Slew of Renewals
"Jane" and the recently wrapped "Make It or Break It" are the network's least-watched scripted series this year.

[08/17/12 - 12:12 PM]
ABC Family Announces Third Season of "Melissa & Joey," Second Seasons of Both "Baby Daddy" and "Switched at Birth," and Gives a Back-Order Pick-Up to "Bunheads"
The original dramas will premiere in Winter, with the hit comedies returning in Spring 2013.

[08/17/12 - 11:57 AM]
G4 Welcomes John Barrowman, Michael Ian Black, Neal Brennan and More as Guest Hosts for "Attack of the Show!"
Also on tap: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Holmes and Ben Schwartz.

[08/17/12 - 10:39 AM]
USA Network Presents Special "Gibbs' Rules" "NCIS" Marathon - With Super Fan Comments On-Air & Exclusive GetGlue Stickers
The network will post the best Super Fan comments on-air between 7/6c and 10/9c this Sunday, August 19.







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[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
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[07/28/14 - 08:27 AM]
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