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[05/17/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 17
Updates include: "Alpha House," "Betas" to get series orders from Amazon; Mark Roberts exits CBS's "Mike & Molly"; and ABC, America Ferrera to import "Pedro & Maria."

[05/17/13 - 03:51 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: TNT, ESPN Top Charts with NBA Playoffs
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Small Town Security," MTV's "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" and FX's "Anger Management."

[05/17/13 - 01:47 PM]
Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Set to Return to "The Voice" in Fall
Plus: Shakira and Usher will pair with Levine and Shelton for the sixth cycle in midseason.

[05/17/13 - 12:16 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer for Eighth and Final Season of "Dexter(R)"
The show's swan song begins Sunday, June 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the pay channel.

[05/17/13 - 12:10 PM]
Lifetime to World Premiere "Deadly Spa," "The Good Mother," "Gone Missing" in June
The movies join the previously announced original "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret" on Saturday, June 22.

[05/17/13 - 10:40 AM]
Exclusive: FX's "Anger Management" to Get Four Week Run on FOX
The cable series will air Mondays at 9:30/8:30c beginning June 3, replacing repeats of "The Mindy Project."

[05/17/13 - 09:48 AM]
ABC, ESPN Combine to Exclusively Televise 2013 NBA Western Conference Finals
The San Antonio Spurs/Memphis Grizzlies series opens this Sunday, May 19 on ABC.

[05/17/13 - 09:01 AM]
Unaired Episodes of "Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23" Now Online and Select Mobile Devices
The eight episodes will be live through June 2.

[05/17/13 - 09:00 AM]
"Phineas and Ferb's" Breakout Internet Star Dr. Doofenshmirtz Is Back for a Special "Shark Tank" Installment of "Doof's Daily Dirt"
Plus: DisneyChannel.com extends "Doof's Daily Dirt" web series for another 26 episodes beginning this summer.

[05/17/13 - 08:46 AM]
"The Office" Finale Out-Rates Every Telecast of the Show for the Past 16 Months
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 16.

[05/17/13 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Marks Most-Watched Telecast Ever and Spikes Over Last Season's Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 16.

[05/17/13 - 08:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "American Idol" Top Night of Finales
Plus: NBC remains stuck in fourth place despite its swan song for "The Office."

[05/17/13 - 07:27 AM]
Syfy Announces Fifth and Final Season of Original Series "Warehouse 13"
Said Mark Stern: "'Warehouse 13' has been an incredible signature series for us."

[05/17/13 - 07:27 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Announce New Programming Roles for Steven Lerner and Freddy James
Lerner has been elevated to senior vice president of programming and production and James was named senior vice president, strategic development and program integration.

[05/16/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 16
Updates include: "Silicon Valley" latest to series at HBO; USA "unlikely" to pick up ABC's "Happy Endings"; and The CW is casting for its Samantha Jones on "The Carrie Diaries."

[05/16/13 - 10:11 PM]
Winner Announced on "American Idol"
Plus: the "American Idol Live!" 40-show concert tour launches Saturday, June 29 in St. Louis.

[05/16/13 - 03:42 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: TNT Tops Third Consecutive Night with NBA Playoffs
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Kingdom Come," VH1's "Off Pitch" and Discovery's "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius."

[05/16/13 - 03:20 PM]
Oxygen's "Best Ink" Earns Series High in All Key Demos
Oxygen spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 02:47 PM]
"Redneck Island" Set to Return to CMT for an All-New Season on June 5
The show will then regularly air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c starting June 8.

[05/16/13 - 12:50 PM]
"Shark Tank" Season Finale Is Double the Fun with Two All New Back-To-Back Episodes, Friday, May 17 on ABC
Highlights include a clip of the pitch from "Phineas and Ferb's" nefarious Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

[05/16/13 - 11:11 AM]
The CW Confirms "Carrie Diaries," "Beauty and the Beast" Episode Orders; Other Post-Upfront Notes
Mark Pedowitz talks "Amazon," "Nikita," "The Selection," "Reign," "Star-Crossed" and more!

[05/16/13 - 11:09 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Continue Late-Night Ratings Dominance in Week of May 6-10 Against ABC, CBS Time-Period Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 6-10.

[05/16/13 - 10:51 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret," Starring Tania Raymonde and Jesse Lee Soffer, to Make Its World Premiere Saturday, June 22
In advance of the movie's premiere, on Wednesday, May 22, Lifetime will air the hour-long documentary, "Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines."

[05/16/13 - 10:34 AM]
ESPN Acquires Exclusive Rights to Tennis' US Open Beginning in 2015
With this 11-year agreement, ESPN now will air the championship in three of the four tennis majors.

[05/16/13 - 10:25 AM]
Gaining for the 2nd Straight Week, ABC Wins Both Full Weeks of the May Sweep
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 6-10.

[05/16/13 - 09:27 AM]
"The Secret Life of the American Teenager" Wraps Up Its Five Year Run When the Series Finale Airs Monday, June 3 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family
Said finale follows an all-day "Secret Life" fan favorite marathon from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

[05/16/13 - 09:03 AM]
Video: The CW Fall Clips and Teasers
Get your first look at the netlet's new dramas due next season.

[05/16/13 - 08:53 AM]
"Modern Family" Is First-Ever Show to Top "American Idol" Wednesday Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 08:49 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Climbs to Its Top 18-49 Rating Since February 27
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 15.

[05/16/13 - 08:22 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Still the Network to Beat with "American Idol"
The news comes despite dropping nearly 40% from a year ago.

[05/16/13 - 07:54 AM]
ESPN Networks to Carry up to 70 College Baseball Conference Tournament Games
ESPN platforms will carry 12 conference title games with each winner receiving an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

[05/16/13 - 07:15 AM]
Video: Preview Extended Trailer for "Under the Dome"
The summer drama, based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, premieres Monday, June 24 on CBS.

[05/16/13 - 07:00 AM]
Star-Studded Line-Up of Artists Performing Live on the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
The broadcast, produced by Don Mischer Productions, will air live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Sunday on ABC.

[05/16/13 - 06:19 AM]
USA Network Greenlights Its First-Ever Original Half Hour Comedies
The new series will debut in the first quarter of 2014, joining the off-network run of "Modern Family," which premieres on USA Tuesday, September 24.

[05/16/13 - 06:13 AM]
Prime Instant Video Adds Exclusive Subscription Streaming Access to Popular NBCUniversal Shows "Covert Affairs," "Defiance," "Grimm," "Hannibal" and "Suits"
Also on tap: "Smash," "Alphas," "Eureka" and "Warehouse 13."

[05/16/13 - 06:10 AM]
USA Network Unveils Powerful Original Drama Development Slate
Highlights include the previously announced pilots "Horizon" and "The Arrangement."

[05/16/13 - 06:09 AM]
USA Network's Characters Unite Campaign Expands Relationship with the NFL
Super Bowl champion Ray Rice will be among the players featured in the weekly vignettes that highlight NFL stars sharing their personal stories of overcoming discrimination.

[05/16/13 - 06:08 AM]
Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Cat Greenleaf to Be the Host of Daytime for USA Network
Beginning 4th quarter, NBC's popular "Talk Stoop" franchise hosted by Greenleaf will leap from the local markets to the national stage.

[05/16/13 - 06:01 AM]
The CW and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement for the iHeartRadio Music Festival
The three-year agreement begins with The CW's broadcast of the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party on Monday, July 15.

[05/16/13 - 06:00 AM]
The CW Announces 2013-2014 Fall Schedule
It's here: the netlet details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/16/13 - 05:59 AM]
All Screens Are Created Equal at USA Network
Each digital touch point will offer TV Everywhere, gamification, and real-time social TV to amplify the viewers' experience.

[05/16/13 - 03:07 AM]
Lost Season of "Steven Seagal Lawman" to Air on Reelz
The never-before-seen third season of the A&E series will premiere on Reelz in January 2014.

[05/15/13 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 15
Updates include: Michael Rapaport, Mary Elizabeth Ellis exiting CBS's "The Millers"; and NBC's "Hannibal" gets additional suitors in quest for second season.

[05/15/13 - 04:50 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Once Again Put TNT on Top
Plus: numbers for CNBC's "Crowd Rules," MTV's "Girl Code" and E!'s "The Untold Story: Jason Derulo."

[05/15/13 - 03:45 PM]
VH1 Celebrates Ben Affleck's SNL "5-Timer's Club" Milestone
The actor's four previous efforts will rebroadcast this Saturday, May 18 as a build up to that night's telecast on NBC.

[05/15/13 - 03:11 PM]
Video: CBS 2013 Fall Previews
Get your first look at the Eye's new series for next season!

[05/15/13 - 03:08 PM]
Oxygen Scores #1 Cable Telecast of the Day Among Women 18-34
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[05/15/13 - 02:11 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Men 25-54 for Five Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[05/15/13 - 01:21 PM]
Reunite with TV Land's "The Exes" on TheExes.TV and Catch Full Episodes of the First Two Seasons
Said effort is timed with the show's return on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30/9:30c.

[05/15/13 - 12:15 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Oprah's Master Class" Begin Sunday, June 2 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Upcoming guests include Lenny Kravitz, Susan Sarandon, Berry Gordy Jr. and Diahann Carroll.







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[02/10/16 - 02:52 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 02:45 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 02:30 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 01:08 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 12:48 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 12:40 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 12:35 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
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[02/10/16 - 12:02 PM]
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Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers.

[02/10/16 - 11:35 AM]
Video: AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Highly Anticipated "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere Episode
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[02/10/16 - 11:16 AM]
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[02/10/16 - 10:57 AM]
LMN Bolsters Programming Slate with the Launch of New Docuseries "Codependent" on March 8 and Original Movie "House of Darkness" on April 17
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[02/10/16 - 10:45 AM]
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