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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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[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
Bravo Media Debuts New Series "Below Deck Mediterranean" Launching Activations in New York City and Across Digital Platforms
The network kicks off the new installment of the hit series with a premiere day stunt in New York City, as well as with a "Below Deck Mediterranean" Lens on Snapchat.

[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
Surging VH1 Greenlights Weekly Topical Show with Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Powerhouse Amber Rose Slated to Premiere This Summer
Rose will conduct candid interviews with celebrity friends and lead provocative, entertaining and humorous conversations with guests about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.