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[05/30/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 30
Updates include: Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey confirm exits from "American Idol"; Jenna Elfman in talks for NBC's "The Family Guide"; and Ashley Madekwe to depart ABC's "Revenge."

[05/30/13 - 05:29 PM]
Video: "Star-Crossed" - Series Preview
The CW releases the full three-minute trailer for its new midseason drama.

[05/30/13 - 05:24 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Blackhawks/Red Wings Finale Tops Originals
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "Dancing Fools," History's "Top Shot: All Stars" and Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio."

[05/30/13 - 04:22 PM]
NBC Renews "Hannibal" for Second Season
The new 13-episode season will air no earlier than midseason.

[05/30/13 - 01:58 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: Pacers/Heat Post Another Big Night for TNT
Plus: numbers for Spike TV's "Tattoo Nightmares," TLC's "Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost" and E!'s "Bigger, Badder Celebrity Feuds."

[05/30/13 - 01:51 PM]
Tracy Morgan Set to Star in Comedy Series Pilot for FX Networks - "Death Pact"
Production of the single-camera, half-hour pilot episode will take place this summer in New York or New Jersey.

[05/30/13 - 01:48 PM]
"Breaking Pointe" Returns to The CW with New Dancers and New Drama
As previously announced, the show's sophomore run kicks off Monday, July 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/30/13 - 01:07 PM]
NYPD - FDNY Fun City Bowl Coming to FOX Sports 1
Lead NFL on FOX play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman call the action, with Tony Siragusa patrolling the sidelines.

[05/30/13 - 12:59 PM]
2013 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Finals on NBC and NBC Sports Network to Feature Last Four Stanley Cup Champions
Coverage begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET when the Kings travel to the United Center in Chicago, to take on the Blackhawks on NBC Sports Network.

[05/30/13 - 12:58 PM]
OWN's Tyler Perry Sitcom "Love Thy Neighbor" Delivers 1.65 Million Viewers and Builds to 1.8 Million with Second Episode
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 29.

[05/30/13 - 12:56 PM]
Watch ABC App Is Now Live on Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD
The app delivers a live 24/7 stream of the ABC Television Network to authenticated pay TV subscribers, beginning with New York City and Philadelphia.

[05/30/13 - 12:40 PM]
"The Voice" Expands to Two Hours for Live June 10, 17 Telecasts
NBC previously slated recap specials at 8:00/7:00c followed by originals at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/30/13 - 12:08 PM]
NBA TV to Premiere "Open Court: Legacies" on Tuesday, June 4, at 9 p.m. ET
The special will feature candid discussions on a variety of legacies in the game including the impact of NBA Commissioner David Stern and players both past and present.

[05/30/13 - 12:04 PM]
Lifetime Registers Year-on-Year Growth for Month of May
Lifetime spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/30/13 - 11:28 AM]
Cartoon Network Launches Fourth Annual "Move It Movement Tour" to Help Solve the Problem of Childhood Obesity
The 16-market tour will launch officially June 8 in Atlanta - on the heels of National Physical Fitness & Sports Month in May.

[05/30/13 - 10:59 AM]
CMT Stays Cool with "Six-Pack Summer" Featuring New Series and Music Specials, Returning Favorites and More
Newcomers include "Bounty Hunters," the network's first animated comedy featuring the voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy.

[05/30/13 - 10:55 AM]
truTV Lights Up Summer with Three New Series and Eight Returning Hits
Highlights include the return of its flagship series "Hardcore Pawn" on Tuesday, June 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/30/13 - 10:37 AM]
WNBA Season Off to Strong Ratings Start; Most-Watched Regular-Season Game on ESPN2 in Nine Years
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, May 27.

[05/30/13 - 10:04 AM]
E! Is on High Alert As Pop Culture Fans Around the World Anticipate the Royal Birth of William and Kate's Baby
The network is giving this momentous occasion the "royal treatment" with many on-air hours, including two originally produced specials.

[05/30/13 - 09:28 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Men 25-54 for Seven Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 28.

[05/30/13 - 09:08 AM]
TNT to Provide "All-Access" Pass to 2013 NASCAR Summer Series
The six-week NASCAR Summer Series begins Sunday, June 9, at Pocono Raceway at 1 p.m. ET.

[05/30/13 - 08:37 AM]
"Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" Generates NBC's Top Total-Viewer Result in the Hour Since November 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 29.

[05/30/13 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "The Lookout" Opens as the #1 Debut on Wednesday and Improves Its Time Period Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 30.

[05/30/13 - 08:27 AM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Season Finale Grabs 2.2 Million Record-Breaking Viewers
Plus: Animal Planet has officially greenlit a sixth season to debut in 2014.

[05/30/13 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "MasterChef"
NBC's "Healing in the Heartland" special however is the most-watched program last night.

[05/30/13 - 08:17 AM]
Five New Gripping National Geographic Channel Series Explore Topics from the Battleground in Afghanistan and Wooded Bunkers, to the American Mob and Underground Networks
Returning series include "Ultimate Survival Alaska," "Life Below Zero," "Taboo," "Diggers" and "Doomsday Preppers."

[05/30/13 - 08:04 AM]
First Presenters Announced for the "2013 CMT Music Awards"
Charles Esten, Duane "Dog" and Beth Chapman, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kellie Pickler, Kevin and Michael Bacon, Larry the Cable Guy, Lisa Marie Presley and Scotty McCreery are all on tap.

[05/30/13 - 08:04 AM]
Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez to Participate in Live Twitter Chat for the Premiere of ABC Family's "The Fosters," Monday, June 3rd
Fans are invited to ask Jennifer their questions about the series and can tweet to Jennifer Lopez's Twitter handle @JLo.

[05/30/13 - 08:01 AM]
Video: CBS Teams Up with Seven-Time Grammy Award Winner will.i.am on a Summer-Long Campaign for the Network and Its Programming
Watch the promotional spots featuring "Hello" that made their debut last night.

[05/30/13 - 07:38 AM]
Bill Dallman Named FOX Sports 1 Vice President/News Director
Dallman reports to Rick Jaffe, Senior Vice President, News, beginning July 1, and works with affiliates and FOX Sports Regional networks in managing the news-gathering operation.

[05/30/13 - 07:01 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Alec Baldwin to Host Weekly "Night of Exploration"
Baldwin's on-camera hosting duties begin June 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with "Crossing the Ice."

[05/30/13 - 06:24 AM]
Diane Neal Stars in "This Magic Moment," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere August 17
The project also stars Travis Schuldt, Alaina Huffman, Vincent Spano and Charles Shaughnessy.

[05/29/13 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 29
Updates include: Arnold Schwarzenegger brings "Pump" to Showtime; "Two and a Half Men" casting new female regular; and Adam Bernstein to helm FX's "Fargo."

[05/29/13 - 05:31 PM]
Eric Mabius and Virginia Williams Star with Stefanie Powers and Meredith Baxter in "Reading, Writing & Romance," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere August 10
The project also features Martin Mull and Adam Kulbersh.

[05/29/13 - 04:28 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Overshadow Summer Premieres
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Ring of Fire," Nickelodeon's "Nicky Deuce" and MTV's "Teen Wolf: Back to the Pack."

[05/29/13 - 02:32 PM]
VH1 Series Premiere of "Hit The Floor" Ranks #1 Among Women 18-34 and Women 18-49 in Its Monday Night Premiere Slot on Cable
VH1 spins the numbers for Monday, May 27.

[05/29/13 - 01:10 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: TNT Tops Charts with Latest NBA Playoffs Coverage
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," Discovery's "D-Day in 3D" and Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."

[05/29/13 - 01:05 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Leads Original Charge with NBA Playoffs
Plus: numbers for FX's "UFC 160 on FX Prelims" and Animal Planet's "World's Scariest Animal Attacks."

[05/29/13 - 12:54 PM]
Cast of New Showtime(R) Drama "Ray Donovan" to "Tweetup" Final Table Read Today
The Liev Schreiber-led drama premieres Sunday, June 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/29/13 - 12:27 PM]
Animal Planet Roars About Its Monstrous May and Monster Week
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[05/29/13 - 12:24 PM]
Unforgettable Episode of "CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records" Set to Premiere Sunday, June 23 on CMT
The one-hour special features performances from Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe, Leon Russell and Neil Young.

[05/29/13 - 12:16 PM]
Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" Is OWN's Highest Rated Series Debut in Network History with 1.77 Million Total Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 28.

[05/29/13 - 12:08 PM]
TNT's Exclusive Coverage of 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 Delivers 5.1 U.S. HH Rating and 8.1 Million Total Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 28.

[05/29/13 - 11:40 AM]
TNT's Coverage of the NBA Playoffs Helps Propel the Network to a Victory as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime for the Month of May
Turner spins the numbers for the week of May 20-26 plus the month to date.

[05/29/13 - 11:38 AM]
Esquire Network to Debut September 23; Primetime Kicks Off with Two-Hour Special Celebrating Esquire Magazine's 80th Anniversary
In addition, the network is announcing production on two new original series, "Brew Dogs" and "Horse Players."

[05/29/13 - 11:34 AM]
TVGN Is the New Home for "Big Brother: After Dark"
"After Dark" will feature a curated live feed from inside the house for two hours, seven nights a week (12:00-2:00 AM, live ET/delayed PT) for 13 weeks beginning Wednesday, June 26.

[05/29/13 - 11:32 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 1 for Week Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 20-26.

[05/29/13 - 11:29 AM]
Nickelodeon Opens First-Ever Branded Retail Destination; Launches 1,000 Square Foot "Nick Shop" in Toys"R"Us Times Square
The Nick Shop features exclusive New York-branded products such as kids and adult apparel, accessories, plush toys, drinkware, home goods and more.

[05/29/13 - 11:24 AM]
Disney XD Soars to Most-Watched May on Record in Prime and Total Day
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month to date.

[05/29/13 - 11:23 AM]
Disney Channel Ranks as TV's #1 Total Day Network for 25th Consecutive Month in Kids 6-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month to date.







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[05/29/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Tight Demo Race
"Bones" and "Wayward Pines" help lead the network among adults 18-49.

[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
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[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks & Best Friends Animal Society Commemorate June's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Hallmark Channel's Daytime Lifestyle Program, "Home & Family"
Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
Bakers Battle to Rise to the Top on Food Network's "Cake Wars"
Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.