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[06/19/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 19
Updates include: James Gandolfini passes away at age 51; ReelzChannel nixes "The Big Picture" prior to premiere; and Sienna Guillory to depart NBC's "Believe."

[06/19/13 - 05:57 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Counting Cars" Tops Viewers, "Pretty Little Liars" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Most Awkward Moments," Discovery's "Blood & Oil" and Syfy's "Total Blackout."

[06/19/13 - 04:20 PM]
Gothic Thriller "Hemlock Grove" Back on Netflix for a Second Season
10 new episodes will return in 2014 with Charles Eglee serving as showrunner.

[06/19/13 - 03:27 PM]
FX Acquires New Untitled Sitcom Starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence
Lawrence and Grammer will play two Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who unexpectedly meet in court on the worst day of their lives.

[06/19/13 - 03:15 PM]
USA Network Launches "Necessary Roughness" Webisode Series
The six-week experience follows Terrance "TK" King (Mehcad Brooks) on his quest to become a reality star.

[06/19/13 - 03:04 PM]
ABC Family's "Twisted" Grows by Double Digits; "Pretty Little Liars" Is Tuesday's #1 Scripted TV Telecast in Core 18-34 and 12-34 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 18.

[06/19/13 - 01:39 PM]
TNT Bumps Newcomer "72 Hours" to Friday Nights
The reality competition series, which had been airing on Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c, will relocate to Fridays effective immediately.

[06/19/13 - 12:17 PM]
ESPN to Present World Series of Poker Main Event
To kick off ESPN's WSOP coverage, the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event Final Table will air on Tuesday, July 23.

[06/19/13 - 12:04 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Summer Premieres for Popular Primetime Series
"Oprah's Lifeclass," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" are all due back in the coming weeks.

[06/19/13 - 12:04 PM]
CBS Promotes Glenn Geller to Oversee Combined Current Programming Department for CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios
Plus: David Brownfield, who has been head of CBS Entertainment's current programming department since 2004, has signed a development deal with CBS Television Studios.

[06/19/13 - 11:00 AM]
Ohio State and University of Michigan Students Compete to Win "Best Makeover" in HGTV's "Raise a Roof: College Challenge"
The special features teams of university students as they compete in a spirited makeover event that benefits two Rebuilding Together-sponsored homes near their campuses.

[06/19/13 - 09:27 AM]
Chad Smith, Marky Ramone, Nick Jonas, ?uestlove, Zac Hanson, Liberty DeVitto and Others to Join Andrew W.K. for 24-Hour Live Drumming Marathon During MTV/VH1/CMT's O Music Awards Kicking Off Tonight at 7PM ET/4PM PT
The drumming world record attempt will serve as the heart beat for O Music Awards' "Live Music Day Festival," which features more than 50 bands, five kittens, and one goat.

[06/19/13 - 09:12 AM]
Melissa Joan Hart ("Melissa & Joey") and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle ("Baby Daddy") to Participate in Live Twitter Chats Tonight, June 19 on ABC Family
They'll be up on @MelissaJoanHart and @AnnaMariaPdT during their respective telecasts.

[06/19/13 - 09:11 AM]
Disney Channel Orders "I Didn't Do It," Starring Disney XD Star Olivia Holt and Newcomer Austin North
In the series, ultra-competitive fraternal twins Lindy and Logan Watson, together with their four best friends, navigate their freshman year of high school.

[06/19/13 - 09:06 AM]
"Beware the Batman" Soars to Cartoon Network - CGI Action Series Premieres on Saturday, July 13 at 10 A.M. (ET/PT)
Anthony Ruivivar, J.B. Blanc and Sumalee Montano lead the voice ensemble for the series.

[06/19/13 - 09:02 AM]
'Tis The Season... To Celebrate Half Christmas with the "Workaholics"
The infamous Half Christmas episode, "The Strike," will air on Monday, June 24 at midnight/11:00c to kick off the holiday.

[06/19/13 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Finale Falls Short of the NBA Finals
ABC's coverage of Game 6 dominates the night, posting gains from the year-ago telecast of Game 4.

[06/19/13 - 08:35 AM]
"48 Hours" First at 10:00 PM in Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, Viewers and Households
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, June 15.

[06/19/13 - 07:45 AM]
Second Highest-Rated NBA Finals Game 6 Ever on ABC
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 18.

[06/19/13 - 06:46 AM]
TLC to Air "Breaking Amish: Brave New World" Two-Part After Show
The one-hour specials will air Sunday, July 7 and Sunday, July 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/19/13 - 06:15 AM]
"Big Brother" Introduces Two New Twists for This Summer's Edition Which Premieres June 26 on CBS
The first twist is a series' first: instead of two Houseguests being nominated each week for eviction, contestants will nominate three in this summer's edition.

[06/18/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 18
Updates include: Selma Blair dismissed from FX's "Anger Management"; FOX's "WTF America" casts leads; and Randall Einhorn, Jonathan Demme to helm pilots.

[06/18/13 - 11:00 PM]
One Night Only! "Hot" Live Girls on the TV Land Stage Wednesday Night
The cable channel details tomorrow night's live season premiere broadcast.

[06/18/13 - 11:00 PM]
NBC's "The Voice" Crowns the Winner in Tonight's Season Finale
Danielle Bradbery, Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers were the three finalists going into tonight's telecast.

[06/18/13 - 10:00 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Top 20 Finalists Revealed
Next week, the real competition begins Tuesday, June 25 when the Top 20 finalists will be paired into 10 couples.

[06/18/13 - 05:24 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw," Stanley Cup Finals Top Charts
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Honey Do," HBO's "Love, Marilyn" and TBS's "Deon Cole's Black Box."

[06/18/13 - 04:15 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Returns on Top for HBO
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "The Borgias," OWN's "Oprah's Master Class" and AMC's "The Killing."

[06/18/13 - 04:10 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: NBC Sports Network Tops Charts with Stanley Cup Finals
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Gone Missing," Hallmark's "Notes from Dad" and TNT's "AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks."

[06/18/13 - 03:27 PM]
Bruins-Blackhawks Game 3 Is Most-Watched NHL Game in NBC Sports Network History
NBC Sports Network spins the numbers for Monday, June 17.

[06/18/13 - 03:08 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Fast N' Loud" Scores Series' Highest-Rated Episode on June 17th
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, June 17.

[06/18/13 - 02:33 PM]
Bravo Media's "Newlyweds: The First Year" Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Series with 1.3 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Monday, June 17.

[06/18/13 - 02:09 PM]
Gov. Hickenlooper and Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel Announce New TV Series to Be Shot in Colorado
"When Calls the Heart" will be shot in the gorgeous surroundings of Telluride, Colorado.

[06/18/13 - 01:48 PM]
E! to Air "Pretty Wild" Marathon in Celebration of the Film "Bling Ring" on Friday, June 21st Beginning at 1:00PM ET/PT
The marathon airs Friday, June 21st from 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET/PT only on E!

[06/18/13 - 01:23 PM]
ABC Family's Original Series "The Fosters" to Feature New Hit Single "Live It Up" from Series Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez
"Live It Up," produced by RedOne, precedes Lopez's 10th album to be released on 2101 Records / Capitol Records in late 2013.

[06/18/13 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Orders Animated Special "How Murray Saved Christmas"
Four-time Emmy-winning writer and executive producer Mike Reiss is behind the project.

[06/18/13 - 12:35 PM]
NBC Second in Primetime June 10-16, But #1 Among Entertainment Programs as "Voice," "America's Got Talent" Are Top Non-Sports Shows
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 10-16.

[06/18/13 - 12:13 PM]
Critically-Acclaimed Director Juan Antonio Bayona to Direct First Two Episodes of Showtime(R) Series "Penny Dreadful"
Writer John Logan and producer Sam Mendes are behind the upcoming eight-episode horror series.

[06/18/13 - 12:11 PM]
ABC Family Is the Week's #1 Cable TV Network in Prime in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of June 10-16.

[06/18/13 - 11:47 AM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Celebrates "Parks and Recreation" with New Merchandise for Summer and Fall
Items include the first-ever collector's edition trading cards from Press Pass Inc. Cards will include all the main characters as well as key guest cast.

[06/18/13 - 11:27 AM]
Disney Channel Skyrockets to 23 Weeks Highs, Sweeping Key Kids for 3rd Straight Week; Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" Is #1 Cable TV Telecast in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 10-16.

[06/18/13 - 11:06 AM]
"Gasland Part II," Josh Fox's Follow-Up to His Oscar(R)-Nominated Documentary, Debuts July 8, Exclusively on HBO
The timely documentary premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

[06/18/13 - 10:18 AM]
Second-Season Premiere of the Hit Drama "Major Crimes" Tops the Charts as the Week's #1 Program on Basic Cable
Turner spins the numbers for the week of June 10-16.

[06/18/13 - 10:13 AM]
GSN Announces Premiere of "The Chase" on Tuesday, August 6 at 9:00 P.M.
Leading into the newcomer will be new episodes of "Minute to Win It" at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/18/13 - 09:57 AM]
ABC Leads in Viewers and Young Adults, Finishing No. 1 for the 4th Time In 5 Weeks in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 10-16.

[06/18/13 - 09:49 AM]
A+E Networks(R) Expands TV Everywhere Offerings with Android Apps
Since the inaugural kick-off of apps in December with the iPad(R) and February with the iPhone(R), the network has seen over 5 million downloads of the watch apps to date.

[06/18/13 - 09:38 AM]
Showtime(R) to Offer Free "Dexter(R)" Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches This Week as Part of Its FYC Emmy(R) Campaign
One special Los Angeles giveaway location will feature a "surprise" guest appearance from a cast member.

[06/18/13 - 09:30 AM]
NBC News Greenlights Valerie Harper's Raw, Emotional and Hopeful Journey in an Hour-Long Documentary Hosted by Meredith Vieira
Air date and additional information regarding the documentary airing on NBC, to be announced.

[06/18/13 - 09:05 AM]
MGM Signs BermanBraun to Exclusive Multi-Year Production Deal to Develop New Content
MGM has also signed BermanBraun to a first look deal on all theatrical projects they are developing.

[06/18/13 - 09:02 AM]
"Pretty Little Liars'" Keegan Allen and "Twisted's" Denise Richards to Live Tweet During the East Coast Broadcasts of Their Series, Tuesday June 18 on ABC Family
They'll be up on @KeeganAllen and @Denise_Richards during tonight's telecasts.

[06/18/13 - 09:00 AM]
"Mickey Mouse" Comedic Cartoon Shorts Make Television Debut Friday June 28 on Disney Channel
New shorts will continue to roll out with Friday premieres beginning Friday, July 5.







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[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
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[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
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