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[05/24/13 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 24
Updates include: Ian Anthony Dale joins TNT's "Murder in the First"; Rachel Miskowiec bound for "Katie"; and Aaron Hill to recur on ABC Family's "Twisted."

[05/24/13 - 02:13 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Tops Demos, Viewers for History
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Showville," Showtime's "Last Days Here" and GSN's "Minute to Win It."

[05/24/13 - 01:35 PM]
Mike Darnell Votes Himself Out... of Fox Broadcasting Company
The longtime President of Alternative Entertainment has announced that he will be departing the network at the end of June.

[05/24/13 - 12:11 PM]
Blake Shelton Organizes "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on May 29
The concert will be televised live at 9:00/8:00c on NBC as well as on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT.

[05/24/13 - 11:36 AM]
Syfy's "Paranormal Witness" Returns for Its Third Season on June 5 at 10 PM ET/PT
The new season begins with "The Long Island Terror," featuring intense demonic activity at a house in Long Island, NY.

[05/24/13 - 11:35 AM]
Chris and Heidi Powell and Twin Participants David and Rebecca Live Tweet During "Extreme Weight Loss" Season Premiere, May 28
They'll all be up on @realchrispowell, @realheidipowell, @DavidEWL3 and @BeccaEWL3, respectively.

[05/24/13 - 11:20 AM]
GSN Announces the Season Two Champions of "The American Bible Challenge"
The cable channel details the winners of the show's sophomore run.

[05/24/13 - 08:46 AM]
"Rookie Blue" Opens at #1 at 10pm with Its 2nd Biggest Audience Since 2010
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 23.

[05/24/13 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Opens Summer on Top in Demos
"Hell's Kitchen" and "Does Someone Have to Go?" hand the network victory in adults 18-49.

[05/23/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 23
Updates include: Clive Owen, Steven Soderbergh to bring "The Knick" to Cinemax; Neil LaBute's "Full Circle" sets cast; and Stephanie Sengupta departs The CW's "Reign."

[05/23/13 - 06:23 PM]
The CW Books "Cult" Revival for June 28; "The Hunt" Renamed "Capture"
They'll join previously announced summer originals "Breaking Pointe," "Perfect Score" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

[05/23/13 - 04:27 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Pacers/Heat Opener Dominates for TNT
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Off Pitch," Oxygen's "Best Ink" and TLC's "The Town That Caught Tourettes?"

[05/23/13 - 03:01 PM]
NBC Completes Best May Sweep in Nine Years As Network Finishes 0.1 of Rating Point Out of First
NBC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/23/13 - 03:00 PM]
Syfy's "Killer Contact" (Formerly "Notorious Hauntings") to Premiere July 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
Viewers will follow a team of paranormal investigators as they research the otherworldly activity at historical sites.

[05/23/13 - 02:34 PM]
Kelly Osbourne Hosts Fan-Generated Special "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown," Premiering Friday, June 28 on Disney Channel
Leading up to the special, fans can get in on the action by voting for their favorite "Phineas and Ferb" music videos on DisneyChannel.com.

[05/23/13 - 02:15 PM]
A Can't-Miss "Katie" First: An Exclusive Hour with Howard Stern, Tuesday, May 28
Katie goes one on one with Stern in a no-holds-barred conversation about everything from his childhood, family and therapy sessions to his on-air persona and personal obsessions.

[05/23/13 - 02:14 PM]
Little Big Town to Host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airing Monday, August 12 on ABC
"It's an incredible honor to be hosting this year's CMA Fest," said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town.

[05/23/13 - 02:02 PM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 in the May Sweep for the First Time in 13 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/23/13 - 01:54 PM]
Video: Ten Bakers Compete for $250,000 on "The American Baking Competition," Premiering Wednesday, May 29
Check out an extended trailer for the Eye's new reality series, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.

[05/23/13 - 01:47 PM]
"The Americans" Scores - Ties As Most-Watched First Season of Any FX Drama
FX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/23/13 - 01:34 PM]
VH1 Is Back on the Therapist's Couch with Season 3 of "VH1 Couples Therapy" on Wednesday June 12th at 10 PM ET/PT
Joe Francis & Abby Wilson, Flavor Flav & Elizabeth Trujillo, Chingy & Temple Poteat, Dustin Zito & Heather Marter and Caitlin Lowell & Tyler Baltierra are on tap.

[05/23/13 - 01:28 PM]
ESPN and ESPN3 Present 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals
ESPN will mark its 20th year of televising the event by presenting 14 hours of the competition live beginning Wednesday, May 29.

[05/23/13 - 12:43 PM]
Hollywood's Hottest Talent Added to Spike TV's "Guys Choice" Lineup
Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Vin Diesel, Jeff Bridges, Jason Sudeikis, Jackie Chan, Andrew Luck, Chrissy Teigen, Katherine Webb and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are slated to appear.

[05/23/13 - 12:30 PM]
ACC College Football Games Added to ESPN's 2013 Schedule
The season kicks off with a Thursday ESPN College Football Primetime telecast pitting North Carolina at the SEC's No. 8 South Carolina on August 29, at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

[05/23/13 - 12:12 PM]
FX Connects "The Bridge" to Viewers July 10th
Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger star in the 13-episode series, airing Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/23/13 - 11:37 AM]
Video: New Bar Anthem from the Cast of TBS's "Sullivan & Son"
Look for the show's second season to debut on Thursday, June 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/23/13 - 11:18 AM]
TNT's Exclusive Coverage of the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Delivers 5.3 U.S. HH Rating & 8.2 Million Total Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 22.

[05/23/13 - 11:05 AM]
E! Takes Off the Gloves for the All-New Special "Bigger Badder Celebrity Feuds" Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 PM/ET
This one-hour special reveals the truth surrounding some of the biggest celebrity feuds in recent years.

[05/23/13 - 10:50 AM]
The CW Moves Up the Second Season Premiere of Ballet Docuseries "Breaking Pointe" to Monday, July 22
The series will return for a sophomore season one week earlier than previously announced.

[05/23/13 - 10:48 AM]
Video: CBS News Premieres "Brooklyn DA," Tuesday, May 28
Watch a sneak preview of the new six-part series from CBS News.

[05/23/13 - 10:34 AM]
Style Heats Up June with the Series Premiere of "Style Pop," Plus New Episodes of "Jerseylicious," "XOX Betsey Johnson," "Resale Royalty" and "Plain Jane"
Highlights include the U.S. premiere of the second season for former CW series "Plain Jane."

[05/23/13 - 10:28 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Dominate with "Tonight's" Biggest 18-49 Audience Since December and "Late Night's" Best Since New Year's Week
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 13-17.

[05/23/13 - 10:27 AM]
Video: First Look at CBS New Fall Series
The Eye releases full trailers for "Mom," "We Are Men," "The Millers," "The Crazy Ones" and "Hostages."

[05/23/13 - 10:04 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R)-Winning Film "Milk" with Special Introduction by Emmy(R)Award-Winner and Activist Neil Patrick Harris
"Milk" will be featured in commemoration of Pride Month, with limited commercial interruptions, on Saturday, June 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/23/13 - 10:03 AM]
Lucky and the Gang Help a Newspaper Delivery Girl Adopt a Pup on "Pound Puppies," Saturday June 1
Eric McCormack, Yvette Nicole Brown, John DiMaggio, Michael Rapaport and Alanna Ubach are all back with new episodes.

[05/23/13 - 10:03 AM]
"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," the Story of the Controversial Russian Feminist Art Collective and the Trial That Rocked a Nation, Kicks Off HBO Documentary Films' Summer Series June 10
An official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the film received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit.

[05/23/13 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Continues to Grow Its Original Programming and Greenlights a New Comedy Series, "Spell-Mageddon"
It will join the network's Wednesday night comedy line-up on Wednesday July 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/23/13 - 09:19 AM]
Video: Blue or Pink? Kim Kardashian's Baby Gender Revealed in the Season Premiere of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" on Sunday, June 2 at 9:00PM on E!
Check out the latest tease from the show's eighth season.

[05/23/13 - 09:03 AM]
A&E Presents the Final Five Episodes of "Intervention" Beginning June 13 at 9PM ET/PT
"We're honored to have been a part of the 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005," said David McKillop.

[05/23/13 - 09:02 AM]
Matt Rogers ("American Idol") to Host New USA Network Competition Reality Series "Summer Camp"
As previously reported, the eight-episode series will premiere Thursday, July 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/23/13 - 08:51 AM]
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Grows Week to Week by 7% in 18-49 Rating and 3% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 22.

[05/23/13 - 08:37 AM]
Destination America and USA Weekend Announce Winners of the Inaugural "Red, White and You" Contest
The contest asked folks across the country to put their patriotism on display to prove why their respective towns were most deserving of an over-the-top Independence Day party.

[05/23/13 - 08:37 AM]
ABC Is #1 in Adults 18-49 on the Final Night of the Season and #1 in the May Sweep for the First Time in 13 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 22.

[05/23/13 - 08:35 AM]
Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist John Forte Creates Original Theme Song and New Music for CBS News' Six-Part Documentary Series "Brooklyn DA"
His new song, "Brooklyn Now," will kick off each of the six, one-hour broadcasts beginning Tuesady, May 28.

[05/23/13 - 08:32 AM]
Starz to Premiere "The White Queen" on Saturday, August 10 at 9PM ET/PT
Rebecca Ferguson, Max Irons, Janet McTeer, James Frain and Amanda Hale star in the 10-episode series.

[05/23/13 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
"Criminal Minds" closes the May sweeps period as the most-watched program on the night.

[05/23/13 - 08:05 AM]
Over Six Million Viewers Tuned in for the Mid-Season Finale of "The Game" and the Season Finale of "Let's Stay Together"
Plus: "The Game" will kick off the remainder of season six on Tuesday, July 2 followed by the premiere of "Being Mary Jane."

[05/23/13 - 07:44 AM]
CMT Picks Up Exclusive Cable Rights to Hit FOX Series "Hell's Kitchen" from Distributor Debmar-Mercury and Producer ITV Studios America
The series will debut weekdays beginning this Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, at 12 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and will also be available on CMT VOD.

[05/23/13 - 07:01 AM]
VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" Is Back
Season 12 - featuring the show's 100th episode - will premiere Saturday, June 1 at 11:00/10:00c.

[05/23/13 - 06:49 AM]
IFC to Run "Arrested Development" Marathon This Saturday Just Prior to the Release of All New Episodes Online
IFC will begin running all 53 episodes back-to-back, giving diehard fans and neophytes alike a chance to immerse themselves in the dysfunctional lives of the Bluth family.







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[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.