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[06/27/13 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 27
Updates include: Scott Speedman joins HBO's "Open"; ABC keeps "Middle Age Rage" alive; and Brian Austin Green named regular on FX's "Anger Management."

[06/27/13 - 08:03 PM]
Netflix Renews Original Series "Orange Is the New Black" for Second Season
Said pickup comes in advance of its launch on Thursday, July 11.

[06/27/13 - 04:47 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains," "Necessary Roughness" Keep Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "King of the Grill," MTV's "ChallengeMania: the Road to Rivals II" and TLC's "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: Best Dressed Brides."

[06/27/13 - 04:14 PM]
Sundance Channel Signs on as Co-Producer of "The Honourable Woman" Starring Academy Award Nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal
The eight part mini-series is a suspenseful thriller written and directed by BAFTA winner Hugo Blick.

[06/27/13 - 03:01 PM]
CBS Television Studios Brings You a World of Intelligence Operatives, Aliens, a Beauty and Her Beast, and an Impenetrable Dome at Comic-Con 2013
"Under the Dome," "Intelligence," "Star-Crossed" and "Beauty and the Beast" are among the participating shows.

[06/27/13 - 02:08 PM]
DIY Network Ambushes Homeowners Nationwide During Its Fourth Annual "Crash Week"
Also debuting on Sunday, July 14 at 7:00/6:00c, DIY Network's one-hour special "The Ultimate Crash."

[06/27/13 - 01:33 PM]
FOX Sports Welcomes Renowned College Basketball Analyst Bill Raftery to Fold
Raftery will serve as lead Big East game analyst, teaming with the Gus Johnson on regular-season and all Big East Men's Basketball Tournament games televised on FOX Sports 1.

[06/27/13 - 12:45 PM]
Style Explores the Dynamic Side of Real Estate in New Docu-Series "Hot Listings Miami," on the Market Beginning Tuesday, August 6 at 9PM ET/PT
The series, formerly known as "Luxe Life Miami," tracks "The Apprentice" alum Katrina Campins.

[06/27/13 - 12:22 PM]
New Seasons of "Childrens Hospital" and "NTSF:SD:SUV::" Premiere on Adult Swim Thursday, July 25th at Midnight and 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT)
The former was awarded the Emmy(R) in 2012 in the Outstanding Special Class: Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category.

[06/27/13 - 12:10 PM]
Fasten Your Thinking Cap and Rack Your Brain for the World Premiere of "Memory Games 2013" Only on Science Channel
The one-hour special premieres Monday, July 15 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[06/27/13 - 11:19 AM]
Cast of A&E Hit Series "Bates Motel" Checks in at Comic-Con
Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell are slated to appear on Saturday, July 20.

[06/27/13 - 11:01 AM]
Hijinks and Hilarity Hit CMT When "Hillbillies for Hire" Premieres Sunday, July 14 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
The series follows perennial pranksters Jeremiah and his best friend, Big Ox, as they use their backwoods ingenuity to concoct the most outrageous pranks imaginable.

[06/27/13 - 11:00 AM]
Viewers Will Flip for the Showroom Showdowns in Velocity's All New Series "Dallas Car Sharks"
The 10-episode series launches Tuesday, July 23 at 8:30/7:30c on the cable channel.

[06/27/13 - 10:57 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Jump 14% vs. the Same Week Last Year in Viewers 18-49 and Deliver Slot Wins for the Late-Night Week of June 17-21
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 17-21.

[06/27/13 - 10:46 AM]
Businessmen and Philanthropists Steve Tisch and John Paul DeJoria Dive Into "Shark Tank" This Upcoming Season
They'll join returning sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary.

[06/27/13 - 10:40 AM]
"Hotel Fixer" Anthony Melchiorri Takes on "The Dirtiest Hotel Ever!" on Season Three of Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible"
The new season, featuring 13 half-hour episodes, premieres on Monday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/27/13 - 10:18 AM]
Nominees Announced for The 2013 ESPYS as Fan Voting Begins
Among the nominees: Drew Brees, Miguel Cabrera, Chicago Blackhawks, Gabby Douglas, Joe Flacco, Brittney Griner, LeBron James, Michael Phelps, Maria Sharapova, Mike Trout, Abby Wambach and Serena Williams.

[06/27/13 - 09:30 AM]
History(R) Digital Kicks Off Civil War Week
History.com will host a live streaming event from Gettysburg in honor of the 150th anniversary of that epic battle.

[06/27/13 - 09:21 AM]
The Season Premiere of "Big Brother" Places First in Its Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 26.

[06/27/13 - 09:20 AM]
"The Bible" Hits New Milestone with 1 Million Units Sold - Fastest Selling TV Title in the Past 2 Years
The series will air internationally later this year, followed by its international home entertainment release.

[06/27/13 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Announce Open Call Auditions Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 in San Antonio, Texas
The search for new talent ages 10-17 is part of Disney Channel's and Disney XD's ongoing initiative to find cast and develop diverse young actors, singers and dancers.

[06/27/13 - 08:59 AM]
"Dateline" and "SVU" Grow Versus Prior Rebroadcasts Three Weeks Ago
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 26.

[06/27/13 - 08:42 AM]
This Summer Almost 70% of Married People Will Work on Their Relationships, According to a New WE tv Poll of Couples Married Up to Seven Years
Said study is timed with the recent launch of WE tv's new primetime series, "Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas."

[06/27/13 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "MasterChef" Hold Off CBS, "Big Brother" Return
The network's reality competition is up a few ticks from last week.

[06/27/13 - 08:19 AM]
Spike TV to Telecast Glory Sports International Programming
The action-packed live sports programming, part of an overall GSI content initiative, will air two-hour events in primetime on select Saturday nights from around the world.

[06/27/13 - 08:15 AM]
TNT's "Falling Skies" to Invade Comic-Con as Cast Returns to San Diego for Panel and Signing on Friday, July 19
The panel will feature series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter.

[06/27/13 - 08:11 AM]
Wheeling, Dealing and Sealing Deals on Bravo Media with Premiere of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" Wednesday, August 7 at 9PM
Josh Altman, Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand are all back for another go-round.

[06/27/13 - 08:05 AM]
Kirk Herbstreit Signs Extension with ESPN Through 2022
The two-time Sports Emmy Award-winner will continue to call ABC's "Saturday Night Football" package and make weekly appearances on a variety of ESPN shows.

[06/27/13 - 07:59 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Beats "Leno" to Rank #1 for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 17-21.

[06/27/13 - 07:21 AM]
ESPN Films' "Nine for IX" Series to Air First Film "Venus Vs." on July 2
The nine-part series will air Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c through August 27.

[06/27/13 - 06:49 AM]
A&E Network Sees "Psychic Tia" in Its Near Future - New Original Real Life Series Enters New Jersey Clairvoyant's Mystical World
The newcomer is set to premiere with back-to back episodes on Saturday, August 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/27/13 - 06:00 AM]
Ground-Breaking Drama "Smash" Headed to Ovation
The show's off-network run kicks off Friday, July 19 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[06/26/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 26
Updates include: MTV cancels "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous"; "I Am Victor," "To My Assistant" extend cast options; and Lauren Iungerich departs MTV's "Awkward."

[06/26/13 - 04:44 PM]
Exclusive: "So You Think You Can Dance" to Wrap Season on Tuesday, September 10
Plus: a recap of all the network's finales for its summer lineup.

[06/26/13 - 04:22 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Rizzoli & Isles," "Catfish" Returns Win Originals Race
Plus: numbers for VH1's "I'm Married to a...," GSN's "Minute to Win It" and Syfy's "Exit."

[06/26/13 - 04:21 PM]
Exclusive: The CW to Encore New Fall Launches on Fridays
"The Tomorrow People," "Reign" and "The Originals" will all rebroadcast their openers within a few days of their premieres.

[06/26/13 - 02:58 PM]
MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" Hooks Viewers Once Again: Season Two Debut Is #1 Cable Telecast of the Day Among Persons 12-34
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 25.

[06/26/13 - 02:39 PM]
Newark Mayor Cory Booker to Sit Down with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on "Live with Kelly and Michael," Monday, July 8
Booker will chat with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about the upcoming charity golf tournament he'll co-host with Strahan to benefit the Newark Mentoring Movement.

[06/26/13 - 02:30 PM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2013-2014 Season
Among its highlights: newcomer "Sleepy Hollow" will premiere Monday, September 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/26/13 - 01:13 PM]
Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat" Unites Iconic Comedy Duo Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams in First Appearance on Scripted Series in Over 30 Years
In the episode, Sam and Cat are ordered to rename their babysitting business because it's too similar to "Salmon Cat," a TV show from the '70s.

[06/26/13 - 01:12 PM]
Actor Rhys Ifans to Star in Recurring Role on "Elementary," Premiering Sept. 26
He'll play Sherlock Holmes' older brother, Mycroft Holmes, in the second season premiere.

[06/26/13 - 12:05 PM]
"The Crash Reel," the Story of Snowboarding Champion Kevin Pearce, Directed by Two-Time Oscar(R) Nominee Lucy Walker, Debuts July 15, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award at South By Southwest Film Festival.

[06/26/13 - 11:48 AM]
TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles Books" 6.6 Million Viewers, Outperforming Season Three Launch by +18%
TNT spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 25.

[06/26/13 - 11:33 AM]
TLC's "Crown Chasers" (Formerly Titled "Mrs. Perfect") Will Be Premiering on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 PM ET/PT
The special unveils the cutthroat world of Mrs. Pageants through the eyes of five women, ages 30-52, who live in the greater Denver area.

[06/26/13 - 11:29 AM]
Discovery Communications Names Charlie Foley Executive Vice President of Newly Created Original Content Group
Based in the company's New York offices, he will continue to oversee Animal Planet's Development department.

[06/26/13 - 11:06 AM]
MTV's "The Challenge: Rivals II" One-Hour Launch Special Hosted by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Kenny Santucci, Airs Tonight, Wednesday, June 26 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Plus: MTV will give viewers the chance to revisit "The Challenge: Rivals I" with a special marathon airing this Friday, June 28.

[06/26/13 - 10:06 AM]
Nik Wallenda to Give Step by Step Analysis of the Skywire Walk Heard Round the World
"Skywire: Nik Talks The Walk" premieres this Sunday, June 30 at 8:00/7:00c on Discovery.

[06/26/13 - 10:03 AM]
"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" Set for Summer Fling on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with Exclusive 10-Week Limited Engagement
Half-hour episodes of each show will air Monday through Thursday beginning July 15 with "All My Children" at 1 p.m. ET/PT and "One Life to Live" at 3 p.m. ET/PT.

[06/26/13 - 09:58 AM]
Pivot, Participant's New Cable Network, Rolls Out More Than 300 Hours of Original Programming
The new cable network launches on August 1st with the premiere of its live midnight talk show, "TakePart Live" (TPL).

[06/26/13 - 09:57 AM]
Time Changes for Syfy's July 2013 Scheduling Lineup Including the Series Premiere of "Joe Rogan Questions Everything"
Plus: "Haunted Highway" and "Killer Contact," originally scheduled for July, will be announced at a later date.







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[01/26/15 - 10:02 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 09:02 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 09:01 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 09:01 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 08:48 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 08:35 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 08:30 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 08:03 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 07:36 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 07:32 AM]
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[01/26/15 - 07:01 AM]
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