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[07/29/13 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 29
Updates include: Gaumont International Television lands series at FOX; Annette Bening boards HBO's "The Third Coast"; and "The Simpsons" plans off-network run on cable.

[07/29/13 - 02:44 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown," Disney Lead Demos, Viewers
Plus: numbers for TNT's "72 Hours," Starz's "Magic City" and VH1's "Miss You Much."

[07/29/13 - 02:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Second Season of "Gravity Falls"
As of 2013, the show is TV's #1 animated series across kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14.

[07/29/13 - 12:41 PM]
truTV Launches "Draft a Joker" Sweepstakes In Buildup to Aug. 1 Return of Impractical Jokers
Through the game, fans can "draft" which star - Q, Murr, Joe, or Sal - they think will win the most dares in each week's episode.

[07/29/13 - 12:36 PM]
Darren Criss and Lucy Hale to Co-Host "Teen Choice 2013" Airing Sunday, August 11, Live on FOX
Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com.

[07/29/13 - 12:32 PM]
The CW Orders Season Two of the Hit Comedy "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
The series will be back with another 24 all-new, half-hour episodes.

[07/29/13 - 12:31 PM]
The CW Revised Fall 2013 Premiere Dates
"The Originals" will now premiere Thursday, October 3 following "The Vampire Diaries."

[07/29/13 - 12:06 PM]
CBS at TCA: Old Broadcast Model Still Works But Open to New Ones
Plus: Les Moonves on "Big Brother," "Beverly Hills Cop," Cote de Pablo's departure from "NCIS," new financial models and more!

[07/29/13 - 11:44 AM]
BET Networks Announces World Television Debut of "LUV" Starring Common and Introducing Michael Rainey Jr. Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9 PM ET/PT
Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Dennis Haysbert, Lonette McKee and Meagan Good also star in the project.

[07/29/13 - 10:39 AM]
Lifetime's "Devious Maids" Reaches Series High 2.9 Million Total Viewers
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, July 28.

[07/29/13 - 10:10 AM]
E!'s "Total Divas" Series Premiere Delivers 1.3 Million Total Viewers on Sunday Night at 10PM
E! spins the numbers for Sunday, July 28.

[07/29/13 - 10:01 AM]
Robin Thicke to Perform on NBC's "America's Got Talent" July 31 Live Results Show
Thicke will perform his #1 single "Blurred Lines" which has broken the record for the highest radio audience ever recorded.

[07/29/13 - 09:44 AM]
Bunim/Murray Productions and Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah Announce Joint Venture
Said duo have optioned the Israeli reality format "Whose Closet Is It Anyway?" from Keshet International for development in the United States.

[07/29/13 - 09:06 AM]
Last May and Looking Forward to Fall, on CBS...
The Eye recaps this past season and teases what's ahead for the coming season.

[07/29/13 - 08:51 AM]
Trying to Get Away? All New Season of "Buying Alaska" Returns August 3 on Destination America
Each episode will once again follow a couple as they examine three different properties and look to buy a piece of the untamed north.

[07/29/13 - 08:42 AM]
TLC Roots for "Boston Underdogs" in New Special Premiering August 12
The one-hour special features Stacia Gorgone, Boston's spunkiest and most passionate dog lover.

[07/29/13 - 08:40 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Leads CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
"60 Minutes" and "Unforgettable" are the most and second most-watched programs last night.

[07/29/13 - 08:32 AM]
ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "Whodunnit?" Grow 10% Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 28.

[07/29/13 - 08:31 AM]
"Under the Dome" Renewed for Summer 2014
Plus: Stephen King, whose bestselling novel is the basis for the series, will write the premiere episode of the second season.

[07/29/13 - 07:54 AM]
Sundance Channel Announces Casting for "The Honourable Woman"
Stephen Rea, Janet McTeer, Lubna Azbal, Eve Best, Lindsay Duncan, Andrew Buchan, Katherine Parkinson, Tobias Menzies, Genevieve O'Reilly and Igal Naor will join Maggie Gyllenhaal.

[07/29/13 - 07:44 AM]
NBC Sports Partners with Dallas Cowboys to Provide New 360-Degree Red Zone View on "Sunday Night Football," Oct. 5 Notre Dame-ASU Game & in Stadium
"FreeD" (free dimensional video) will debut during the September 8 "Sunday Night Football" New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys opener.

[07/29/13 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Will Launch Its Premiere Thursday with One Hour of "The Big Bang Theory"
New comedy "The Millers" will now premiere one week later on Thursday, October 3.

[07/29/13 - 07:04 AM]
CBS Sports Network Tees Up PGA Championship with New and Expanded Coverage
CBS Sports Network's coverage pairs with CBS Sports' live 18-hole broadcasts of the third and final-round of the 95th PGA Championship.

[07/29/13 - 07:00 AM]
Emmy-Nominated "Burning Love" Heats Up on E! for Two More Seasons
Season two and three will air on the cable channel this fall.

[07/29/13 - 06:50 AM]
10 Things You Might Have Missed from TCA Thus Far
Tidbits from Pivot, Science Channel, TV One, MTV, TLC, OWN and more that weren't in the various press releases from last week.

[07/29/13 - 06:39 AM]
ESPN Digital Media Remains No. 1 Across Platforms in June
ESPN spins the digital numbers for the month of June.

[07/29/13 - 05:49 AM]
Ovation and Conde Nast Entertainment Announce "The Fashion Fund"
10 innovative, American-based designers will compete for the top award that carries an incredible $300,000 grant and one-year mentorship with an industry titan.

[07/29/13 - 05:38 AM]
Discovery Networks International Dares to Investigate Bizarre Phenomena and Mysterious Cases in New, Original Series "The Unexplained Files"
The series will also air on Science Channel in the United States beginning Wednesday, August 28.

[07/28/13 - 10:20 AM]
"Animation Domination High-Def" Premieres Strong In Late-Night, Up +67% From FOX's Prior Summer Average
FOX spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, July 27.

[07/28/13 - 09:00 AM]
ReelzChannel Builds on the Success of Returning "Beverly Hills Pawn" with New Slate of Groundbreaking, Distinctive and Fun Original Programs This Fall and Winter
"Beverly Hills Pawn" returns for season two on Wednesday, November 6 while newcomer "The Capones" will roll out Saturday, November 9.

[07/28/13 - 08:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, UFC Lead Demo Race
CBS however is the most-watched network thanks to its mainstay "48 Hours."

[07/27/13 - 01:05 PM]
Exclusive Nancy Kerrigan Interview Featured in Kerrigan-Harding Documentary to Air During NBCUniversal's Sochi Winter Olympics Coverage
Mary Carillo will interview both former skaters and tell the story that had America riveted leading up to and during the tabloid-fueled 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

[07/27/13 - 01:04 PM]
Al Michaels & Apolo Anton Ohno Named to NBC Sports Group's Sochi Winter Olympics Team
Michaels will host daytime Winter Olympics coverage on NBC Sports Network (weekdays) and NBC (weekends), marking his third consecutive Olympics for NBC Sports Group.

[07/27/13 - 01:03 PM]
New "Sunday Night Football" Bus to Roll Into Town Each Weekend to Give Fans an Up Close & Personal Look at America's No. 1 TV Show
The bus will make stops at local landmarks and events in each market before making its way to the game site for a full Sunday at the stadium.

[07/27/13 - 11:31 AM]
NBC at TCA: "Fashion Star" Is Dead, "Celebrity Apprentice" Is Still Alive
Plus: updates on "Girlfriend in a Coma," "The Donor Party," "Wonderland," "The Gilded Age," the Roseanne Barr series and more!

[07/27/13 - 10:16 AM]
NBC Expands Event Programming Slate with Three Miniseries and One Limited Series
"Hillary," starring Diane Lane, "Rosemary's Baby," "Stephen King's Tommyknockers" and "Plymouth" are all in the works.

[07/27/13 - 08:51 AM]
CNBC Prime Expands Reality Programming Slate with New and Returning Series
Highlights include a series order for "Money Talks" as well as a second season for "The Car Chasers."

[07/27/13 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demos with ABC
The Peacock's "Dateline NBC" is the top draw in both categories last night.

[07/27/13 - 08:30 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Reports the #1 Results of the Night in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 26.

[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.







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[08/02/15 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Repeats Power Demo Victory for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Aquarius" Grows by 50% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 for Its Top Rating to Date Among Three Saturday Telecasts
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/01/15 - 11:35 AM]
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9 at 9:00/8:00c, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 09:50 AM]
New Episodes of "Super Why!" Soar Onto PBS Kids Starting August 17
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[08/01/15 - 09:49 AM]
PBS Kids Premieres All-New Movie, "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle"
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[08/01/15 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Hits Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[07/31/15 - 04:01 PM]
Raven-Symone Returns to Disney Channel to Guest Star in a Special Episode of Hit Spy Comedy "K.C. Undercover," Monday, September 7
The special one hour episode featuring a tour de force of audacious physical comedy, imagination and unexpected disguises, premieres on said Monday.

[07/31/15 - 03:50 PM]
The CW Sets New Season Premiere Date for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin"
Both series will now roll out one week earlier, on Monday, October 12.

[07/31/15 - 03:33 PM]
AMC's Martial Arts Drama Series "Into the Badlands" to Premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The series premiere will coincide with AMC's newest movie event, "AMC FightFest," a two-week martial arts movie marathon beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13.

[07/31/15 - 03:32 PM]
AMC Confirms 15-Episode Order for Second Season of "Fear the Walking Dead"
As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with an extended 90-minute episode.

[07/31/15 - 03:31 PM]
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In addition, AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob," also executive produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

[07/31/15 - 01:37 PM]
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[07/31/15 - 01:01 PM]
Starz Releases All New "Blunt Talk" Key Art and Trailer, First Look Photo of Lucy Lawless in "Ash vs Evil Dead," and "Survivor's Remorse" Trailer from TCA
"Blunt Talk" and "Survivor's Remorse" both kick off on Saturday, August 22 on the pay channel.