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[07/26/13 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 26
Updates include: Philip Seymour Hoffman to topline Showtime's "Trending Down"; Shannyn Sossamon joins FOX's "Wayward Pines"; and Bravo passes on drama pilot "Rita."

[07/26/13 - 05:15 PM]
The Hub Network Set to Premiere "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" on October 26
This spooktacular event will celebrate the best of Halloween, including the first-ever nationwide costume competition with one finalist being chosen from every state in America.

[07/26/13 - 04:01 PM]
Lifetime's All-New Drama "Witches of East End" to Premiere October 6
Julia Ormond, M├Ądchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Rachel Boston star in the series, based on Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times best-selling novel.

[07/26/13 - 03:50 PM]
Participant Media's "Pivot TV" Authenticated Online Services Now Available for DirecTV Customers
In addition, Pivot will be available in the DirecTV XTRA package and above on channel 267.

[07/26/13 - 03:49 PM]
NeuLion's TV Everywhere Platform to Power New Downloadable, Interactive App from Pivot, Participant Media's New Network Targeting Millennials
"We wanted to give our audience a clear choice of how, when and where they can consume Pivot programming," said Jon Rees.

[07/26/13 - 03:48 PM]
Meghan McCain Tackles What Her Generation Cares About Most in Pivot's Weekly Series, "Raising McCain"
The 10-episode series launches Saturday, September 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/26/13 - 03:47 PM]
Pivot, Participant Media's New TV Network for Millennials, Unveils Unprecedented Network Commitment to Digital & Media Literacy
Eyes Wide Open will be anchored by a series of collaborative relationships with well-regarded organizations in the areas of news, policy-making and education.

[07/26/13 - 03:46 PM]
Pivot Greenlights Second Season of Josh Thomas' Scripted Comedy "Please Like Me" in Advance of August 1st Debut
Season one will air as a series marathon starting at 8:00/7:00c on Thursday, August 1 with a total of six back-to-back episodes.

[07/26/13 - 03:45 PM]
Pivot, New TV Network Targeting Millennials, Taps Jacob Soboroff and Cara Santa Maria as First Co-Hosts of Live, Late-Night Show, "TakePart Live"
In addition, Jim Downs has been tapped as showrunner and executive producer for the topical hour-long program set to premiere Thursday, August 1.

[07/26/13 - 03:14 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Burn Notice" Pulls in Front for USA
Plus: numbers for OWN's "William, Kate & The Royal Baby," E!'s "A Royal Family: E! News Special" and A&E's "My Life as a Gangster Girl."

[07/26/13 - 02:47 PM]
AMC at TCA: "Comic Book Men" to Premiere Third season on Sunday, October 13
Plus: details on a two-hour "Breaking Bad" documentary that will be included on the show's final Blu-ray/DVD set.

[07/26/13 - 01:51 PM]
AMC Greenlights Two Scripted Series - "Halt & Catch Fire," "Turn"
"The simultaneous greenlights today are the first in network history and underscore AMC's growth and commitment to original scripted programming," said Joel Stillerman.

[07/26/13 - 12:45 PM]
Starz Tunes Up to Premiere Original Miniseries "Dancing on the Edge" This October
The five-part event stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Jacqueline Bisset and John Goodman.

[07/26/13 - 12:44 PM]
Starz Embarks on an Early Renewal for Second Season Order of the Original Series "Black Sails"
The production is set to begin on the 10-episode second season at Cape Town Studios in Cape Town, South Africa in November.

[07/26/13 - 12:42 PM]
Starz to Air Advance Screening of "The White Queen" Following "Magic City" Season Two Finale on Friday, August 9 at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: check out a new trailer for the 10-episode limited series.

[07/26/13 - 12:42 PM]
Starz at TCA: No "Boss" Movie, "Incursion" Still in the Works
Plus: Chris Albrecht talks about the future of "Magic City" and what's ahead in 2014.

[07/26/13 - 12:01 PM]
Disney XD Picks Up a Third Season of Hit Bionic Comedy Series "Lab Rats"
Production on the adventure series will resume in Los Angeles, California in September for a Winter 2014 premiere.

[07/26/13 - 11:28 AM]
MTV Announces Miley Cryus Documentary, Premiere Dates for "Generation Cryo" and "Nurses" (WT), "Scream" News and More at Summer TCA
Pilot pick-ups include comedies "Faking It" and "Happyland."

[07/26/13 - 10:02 AM]
NBC to Air "WrestleMania 29: The World Television Premiere" on Aug. 3 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
The one-hour broadcast will feature the highly anticipated rematch between box office mega-star The Rock and WWE Superstar John Cena for the WWE Championship.

[07/26/13 - 10:01 AM]
NickMom Announces New Development Slate Including Whoopi Goldberg Project and Greenlights Second Season of Docu-Comedy "Take Me to Your Mother"
Also in the works are projects from Tanya McQueen and Vinnie Brand.

[07/26/13 - 10:00 AM]
Tia Mowry-Hardrict Takes on the Ultimate Crash Course in Parenthood as NickMom Debuts "Instant Mom," Brand-New Comedy Series This Fall
The half-hour, multi-camera series also stars Michael Boatman and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

[07/26/13 - 09:56 AM]
Exclusive Midnight Showing of Syfy's Global Sensation "Sharknado" Gives Fans Big Screen Experience for Only One Night
Tickets for Sharknado are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

[07/26/13 - 09:17 AM]
Matt Kane of "Switched At Birth" and Sherri Saum of "The Fosters" to Chat Live Via Twitter During the East Coast Broadcasts of Their Series Monday, July 29, on ABC Family
They'll be up on @MattKaneUK and @SherriSaum1 during their respective telecasts.

[07/26/13 - 08:52 AM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Generates Half-Hour Growth with All Five Telecasts to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 25.

[07/26/13 - 08:46 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "Hell's Kitchen" Finale
"Big Brother" on CBS however is the top program among adults 18-49 last night.

[07/26/13 - 08:33 AM]
The Most-Watched TV Show at 10pm, ABC's "Rookie Blue" Grows for the 3rd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 25.

[07/26/13 - 08:19 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Series Pilot "Dominion"
The series - based on the 2010 theatrical film - follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he's the unlikely savior of humanity.

[07/25/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 25
Updates include: USA mulls "Burn Notice" spin-off; Disney Channel to wrap "Shake It Up" this fall; and Parminder Nagra boards NBC's "The Blacklist."

[07/25/13 - 10:00 PM]
Winner Announced on "Hell's Kitchen"
FOX details the winner of the latest cycle of its cooking competition series.

[07/25/13 - 04:32 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Tops Viewers, "The Challenge" Leads Demos
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "Spell-Mageddon," Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" and TLC's "Dance Kids ATL."

[07/25/13 - 03:35 PM]
HBO at TCA: "Treme" to Return December 1; Cinemax Exits "Transporter"
Plus: the network chiefs on the futures of "The Newsroom," "Family Tree"; new projects from David Milch, Danny McBride; and more!

[07/25/13 - 03:12 PM]
"Joe Rogan Questions Everything" Becomes Syfy's Most Watched Reality Series Premiere in Five Months
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 24.

[07/25/13 - 02:07 PM]
Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen Team Up for New Cinemax Original Series "The Knick"
Production on the 10-episode series will begin in New York in September.

[07/25/13 - 02:03 PM]
Cinematic Romp "Seduced and Abandoned," Chronicling James Toback and Alec Baldwin's Quest to Make a Movie, Debuts Oct. 28, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary follows director James Toback and actor Alec Baldwin as they work their way through the Cannes Film Festival in an attempt to secure financing for a film.

[07/25/13 - 02:02 PM]
Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and Benjamin Walker Star in the HBO Films Presentation "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," Directed by Stephen Frears, Debuting Oct. 5
Stephen Frears directed the film from a script by Shawn Slovo.

[07/25/13 - 02:01 PM]
Sarah Silverman to Star in Her First HBO Comedy Special - "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles" to Debut Saturday, Nov. 23
The special is produced by Funny Or Die and Black Gold Films.

[07/25/13 - 02:00 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview
The pay channels release their biannual overview of their respective programming highlights.

[07/25/13 - 01:36 PM]
HBO Confirms Lineup of Documentaries for Second Half of 2013, Presenting a Fall Series for the First Time
Highlights include "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," a portrait of the pioneering stand-up comedienne on November 18.

[07/25/13 - 01:35 PM]
New HBO Comedy Series "Hello Ladies," Starring Stephen Merchant, Debuts Sept. 29
Christine Woods, Nate Torrence and Kevin Weisman also star in the project, with Crista Flanagan, Jenny Slate, Sean Wing and Sarah Wright among the guest stars.

[07/25/13 - 12:19 PM]
BBC America's Announcements at TCA Summer Press Tour
"In the Flesh" to return in the spring; plus premiere dates for "Burton and Taylor," "Atlantis," "Ripper Street," "Orphan Black" and more!

[07/25/13 - 11:39 AM]
Lady Gaga to Perform at the 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" Live from Brooklyn on August 25 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Additional 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" performers will be announced at a later date.

[07/25/13 - 10:44 AM]
"Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday at 9 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Network
The show features three, long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.

[07/25/13 - 10:38 AM]
Charissa Thompson, Donovan McNabb, Gary Payton & Ephraim Salaam Join Andy Roddick on FOX Sports 1's Nightly Flagship Show
America's new sports network launches Saturday, August 17.

[07/25/13 - 10:36 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Outperform Timeslot Competition in Every Key Category for Week of July 15-19
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 15-19.

[07/25/13 - 10:33 AM]
Royals Go Overseas and Undercover on TLC's "Secret Princes"
The series returns with the first of eight episodes on Friday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/25/13 - 10:32 AM]
World Premiere Series "The Unexplained Files" Investigates Bizarre Phenomena and Mysterious Cases This Summer on Science Channel
The six-part series launches Wednesday, August 28 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[07/25/13 - 10:31 AM]
Discovery Channel Uncovers the Lives of the World's Most Elusive Predators in "Man, Cheetah, Wild"
The two-hour special premieres Thursday, October 3 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[07/25/13 - 10:30 AM]
Video: Sneak Peek at "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" - Coming October on VH1
KeKe Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama star in the project, due on Monday, October 21.

[07/25/13 - 10:06 AM]
Bravo Media's "Property Envy" Gets New Real Estate as It Moves to 11:30 PM ET/PT Starting Tuesday, July 30
The Stephen Collins-hosted series previously aired Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/25/13 - 10:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Premieres New Series "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall" on Sunday, September 1
The new 13-part series is produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions.







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