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[06/17/13 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 17
Updates include: Comedy Central's "Bad Advice from My Brother" sets leads; Amazon taps "Bosch" as first drama pilot; and "The Client List" renewal on hold at Lifetime.

[06/17/13 - 05:35 PM]
NBC Entertainment Names Quinn Taylor Executive Vice President, Movies, Miniseries & International Co-Productions
Previously, Taylor was senior vice president, Movies, Miniseries and Acquisitions, ABC Entertainment Group.

[06/17/13 - 05:02 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown," U.S. Open Top Charts
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Stevie TV," Starz's "Magic City" and Discovery's "How We Invented the World."

[06/17/13 - 04:16 PM]
FX Casts Oscar(R)-Nominated Actor John Hurt in "The Strain"
Corey Stoll, Kevin Durand, Mia Maestro, Richard Sammel, Lauren Lee Smith, Jonathan Hyde and Miguel Gomez also star in the project, from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

[06/17/13 - 03:19 PM]
ESPN's Scores Its Second-Highest Thursday U.S. Open Viewership Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, June 13.

[06/17/13 - 02:34 PM]
Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" Soars to #2 Telecast Ever in Total Viewers and Series High in Boys 2-5
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, June 14.

[06/17/13 - 01:15 PM]
Bruins-Blackhawks Game 2 Is Most-Watched NHL Game in NBC Sports Network History
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Saturday, June 15.

[06/17/13 - 12:06 PM]
Velocity Unveils Classic Motorcycle Americana on the Original Series "What's in the Barn?"
Dale Walksler hosts the series, which launches Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/17/13 - 12:01 PM]
Disney Channel Orders "Girl Meets World," a Comedy Series for Kids and Families From Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World")
Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage star in the series, due in 2014.

[06/17/13 - 11:33 AM]
Brooke Burke-Charvet Opens Up About Her Cancer, Career, Marriages, Divorce and Home Schooling with Giuliana Rancic When the "E! Entertainment Special: Brooke Burke-Charvet" Premieres Thursday, June 20th at 10 PM ET/PT on E!
Brooke's husband, actor David Charvet joins Giuliana and his wife to share the romantic details of how they reconnected years after a love affair in Mexico.

[06/17/13 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 2013-2014 Premiere Dates
The bulk of the Eye's new and returning series will roll out during the official premiere week, September 23-29.

[06/17/13 - 10:35 AM]
Original Episodes of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" to Air June 25 & July 9; Ed Asner Guest Stars in Season Finale
Plus: the winners of the "Off Their Rockers Prankster's Challenge" - the funniest viewer-submitted pranks - will also be revealed in the July 9 episode.

[06/17/13 - 10:14 AM]
W. Kamau Bell Welcomes Tony(TM) Award Winner Billy Porter to "Totally Biased" June 20
Also appearing on the show will be comedian/rapper Zach "MC Mr. Napkins" Sherwin, who will be performing an original rap number.

[06/17/13 - 10:13 AM]
OWN Premieres Special Night of Programming Sunday, June 23 Featuring African-American Women in Hollywood on "Oprah's Next Chapter" and Television Premiere of Documentary "Dark Girls"
Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union are among those featured in the former installment.

[06/17/13 - 10:10 AM]
ABC Family Presents a "Pirates of the Caribbean" Weekend Airing Saturday, July 6th & Sunday, July 7th
Highlights include the network television premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" on Sunday, July 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/17/13 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Family Celebrates Independence Day with an Explosive Double Feature of "National Treasure" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets"
The network premieres of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" and "National Treasure" begin Thursday, July 4 at 12:00PM ET/PT.

[06/17/13 - 09:40 AM]
Miss USA Has Nothing on "Mrs. Perfect" - 90-Minute Special Premieres Wednesday, July 10 at 10 PM ET/PT on TLC
The special will take viewers inside the world of the highly-competitive and dramatic Mrs. pageant circuit in Denver, Colorado.

[06/17/13 - 09:23 AM]
"Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda" Event to Air Live Beginning at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Sunday, June 23, on Discovery Channel
Wallenda will traverse the majestic Grand Canyon, without using a harness at 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River, a height greater than the Empire State Building.

[06/17/13 - 09:14 AM]
ABC Television Network Is the New Home of "MDA Show of Strength Telethon"
The network has signed on to air the two-hour "MDA Show of Strength Telethon" on ABC stations across the country on Sunday, September 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/17/13 - 09:06 AM]
Tuesdays Are Wild 'N Out in America on MTV2, Starting with the "Wild 'N Out Wildest Moments" Special Starring Nick Cannon on June 25
Look for the return of "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" and the series debut of "Ain't That America with Lil Duval" on Tuesday, July 9.

[06/17/13 - 09:06 AM]
Comedy Central(R) to Stage Free New York City Summer Shows in Manhattan's Central Park and East River Park as Part of Its Ongoing Partnership with the City Parks Foundation's SummerStage Performing Arts Series
"Comedy Central Stars Under the Stars" is hosted by Gabriel Iglesias and featuring performances by Adam Devine, John Mulaney, Jeff Ross and Amy Schumer.

[06/17/13 - 09:03 AM]
Kid Rock Hosts "CMT's 20 Greatest Redneck Videos" Saturday, June 29 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
Kid Rock navigates the one-hour show on board his fourth annual and appropriately-titled "Chillin' The Most" redneck cruise.

[06/17/13 - 09:00 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Networks International to Launch OWN Programming Block in Australia, Exclusively on Discovery Home & Health
Beginning Sunday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m., viewers in Australia will be able to watch the programming at Foxtel/Austar/Optus Channel 640.

[06/17/13 - 08:20 AM]
Investigation Discovery Celebrates a New Season of Its Signature Newsmagazine "On the Case with Paula Zahn" with a Landmark Accomplishment - 100th Episode to Air This Season
The show's landmark 100th episode will film in mid-July and air in August.

[06/17/13 - 08:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Go Untouched on ABC
Game 5 is up from last Sunday and on par with the year-ago coverage of Game 3.

[06/17/13 - 07:24 AM]
"PBS Newshour" Weekend to Premiere This Fall
The half-hour program premieres Saturday, September 7 on PBS stations.

[06/17/13 - 07:17 AM]
It's a Bridal Battlefield on TLC's Returning Series "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids"
The series returns Friday, June 28 at 9:00/8:00c followed by the relocated "Randy to the Rescue" at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/17/13 - 07:07 AM]
NBA Finals on ABC: Game 5 Generates Strong 11.4 Overnight Rating
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 16.

[06/17/13 - 06:46 AM]
Former NFL Executive of the Year Scott Pioli Joins "Football Night in America"
Pioli most recently served as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs.

[06/17/13 - 06:45 AM]
Will Anthony Head Make "Warehouse 13" His Own" Three-Episode Guest Star Arc Begins Monday, June 24 at 10PM on Syfy
He'll guest star as the Machiavellian alchemist Paracelsus in the three-episode story arc.

[06/17/13 - 06:20 AM]
Andrew W.K. to Attempt 24 Hour Drumming World Record with Special Guest Drummers During MTV/VH1/CMT's "O Music Awards" on June 19th
Additionally, the Jonas Brothers have agreed to kick off the "Live Music Day Festival," the world's largest online and mobile music festival.

[06/17/13 - 03:01 AM]
Netflix To Premiere DreamWorks Animation's Branded Slate Of New Original TV Series
With the first series expected to begin airing in 2014, Netflix will premiere these new DreamWorks Animation shows in all the territories in which it operates.

[06/16/13 - 11:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, FOX Share Low Key Demo Crown
Said duo averages a 0.5 rating in primetime among adults 18-49 with CBS and ABC at 0.4 each.

[06/15/13 - 08:13 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "20/20" Surges Week-to-Week in ABC Victory
The Alphabet's mainstay is up 36% in adults 18-49 from last week.

[06/14/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 14
Updates include: Billy Campbell, Clea Duvall join Lifetime's "Lizzie Borden"; quartet named regulars on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; and Scott Foley likewise upped to regular on "Scandal."

[06/14/13 - 03:15 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "Burn Notice" Once Again Top Charts
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Showville," MTV's "The Show with Vinny" and TNT's "72 Hours."

[06/14/13 - 01:17 PM]
"Breaking Amish" Heads West in Second Season - All-New Cast Leave Their Communities to Explore Life in Los Angeles in "Breaking Amish: LA"
The new 10-episode season will premiere Sunday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c on TLC.

[06/14/13 - 10:40 AM]
Starz Greenlights Original Drama Series "Power" from Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Creator Courtney Kemp Agboh
"Power" tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite.

[06/14/13 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "True Detective" Teaser - A New HBO Series Coming 2014
Get your first look at the new drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

[06/14/13 - 09:24 AM]
NBA Finals On ABC Delivers Second-Highest Game 4 Overnight Rating Since 2004
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 13.

[06/14/13 - 09:22 AM]
"19 Kids and Counting: GrandDuggar Makes 3!" Premieres Sunday, June 16 at 8/7c
The show's latest one-hour special airs this Sunday on TLC.

[06/14/13 - 08:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Continue Reign for ABC
Coverage of Game 4 is on par with the year-ago telecast of Game 2 on the Alphabet.

[06/14/13 - 07:54 AM]
Millions Watch ESPN's College Baseball Regionals Coverage
ESPN spins the numbers for its NCAA Division I Baseball Championship coverage to date.

[06/14/13 - 07:52 AM]
"Family Tree's" Christopher Guest in a Reddit AMA This Monday
The next episode of the HBO comedy bows this Sunday, June 16 at 10:30/9:30c.

[06/14/13 - 07:23 AM]
HBO Heads to Film Life's 17th Annual American Black Film Festival, June 19-23, in Miami Beach
This year, HBO will celebrate its long-standing partnership and support with three key events.

[06/13/13 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 13
Updates include: Megan Hilty joins NBC's "Sean Saves the World"; Wes Bentley cast in "Open" at HBO; and Stellan Skarsgard lands role on Cinemax's "Quarry."

[06/13/13 - 04:48 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains," "Necessary Roughness" Return on Top for USA
Plus: numbers for Oxygen's "I'm Having Their Baby," VH1's "Couples Therapy" and Spike TV's "Guys Choice 2013."

[06/13/13 - 03:45 PM]
E!'s Joel McHale Takes on Pop Culture Myths, Rumors and More with Tongue-in-Cheek Investigative Reporting in New Comedy Spin-Off "The Soup Investigates"
The new spin-off special premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30/9:30c following a new episode of "The Soup."

[06/13/13 - 03:17 PM]
First Look at Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy for Nat Geo Channel's "Killing Kennedy"
Production begin this week on the original movie, which will air this November.

[06/13/13 - 03:08 PM]
MTV to Air "Mancation Weekend 2" Marathon Beginning Tomorrow, June 14 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Highlights include the cable premiere of "Jackass 3D" and "Jackass 3.5" on the network.







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[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
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[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
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[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
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[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
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[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
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[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.