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[08/14/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 14
Updates include: Chris Carter to bring "The After" to Amazon; "Blake's 7" revival eyes new home at Xbox; and Kiernan Shipka cast in Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic."

[08/14/13 - 04:47 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Rizzoli & Isles," "Amish Mafia" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for GSN's "The Chase," Syfy's "Heroes of Cosplay" and truTV's "Cash Dome Pawn."

[08/14/13 - 03:25 PM]
Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" Scores Third Consecutive Week of Record Highs
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 13.

[08/14/13 - 03:05 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Amish Mafia" Delivers #1 in Cable Among Men 18-49 on August 13
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 13.

[08/14/13 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Is Tuesday's #1 TV Telecast for 3rd Consecutive Week in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 13.

[08/14/13 - 01:32 PM]
NBC Sports Group to Present More Than Seven Hours of 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships
Highlights include primetime coverage of the Women's All-Around on NBC this Saturday, August 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/14/13 - 12:58 PM]
"Alaska State Troopers" Returns for a New Season of Rescues, Takedowns and Arrests, Premieres 9/15, 10 PM
The fifth season of the National Geographic Channel series is dedicated to the memory of Trooper Tage Toll and Trooper Pilot Mel Nading.

[08/14/13 - 12:54 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces a Nationwide Search for the Best New Stand-Up Comedians Called "Up Next" a CC: Certified Talent Search Through Its "Comedy Central Certified Clubs" Program
Jonah Ray will be the MC for the four regional showcases with 30+ semi-finalists from October 9-23.

[08/14/13 - 11:48 AM]
ABC Family Starts Production on New Drama Series "Chasing Life"
Plus: Steven Weber and Scott Michael Foster have joined the cast in recurring roles.

[08/14/13 - 11:33 AM]
ESPN Collaborates with Filmmaker Peter Berg on New "Monday Night Football" Open
The one-minute, 30-second open will debut before the regular-season opener - Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins - on September 9.

[08/14/13 - 11:19 AM]
GSN Gets Inside the "Mind of a Man," as Network Orders 40 Episodes of New Original Series
The half-hour game show asks two female contestants to try to figure out what men really think, with the help of a celebrity panel.

[08/14/13 - 11:06 AM]
Robin Thicke, Ed Sheeran, 2 Chainz, Fall Out Boy and More Surprise College Students in "Random Acts of mtvU: VMA Edition" Airing on MTV and mtvU Starting August 18
The program is part of mtvU's ongoing "Random Acts of mtvU" series, which celebrates extraordinary college students across the country.

[08/14/13 - 10:37 AM]
Expectant Mothers Do Hard Time in All-New Discovery Fit & Health Series "Pregnant Behind Bars"
The two-part special premieres Thursday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/14/13 - 10:32 AM]
Rhys Ifans Cast in Showtime(R) Pilot "Trending Down"
He'll join the previously cast Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn in the project.

[08/14/13 - 10:30 AM]
Pack Your Bags and Pitch Your Tent! The Second Season of "Brickleberry" Premieres on Comedy Central(R) Tuesday, September 3 at 10:30 P.M.
The 13 new episodes will follow the fall premiere of "Tosh.0."

[08/14/13 - 10:23 AM]
Nickelodeon Stars Unite in "Swindle," All-New Comedy Caper TV Movie, Premiering Saturday, Aug. 24, at 8PM (ET/PT)
The film stars Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Noah Crawford, Chris O'Neal, Ciara Bravo and Noah Munck.

[08/14/13 - 10:07 AM]
Velocity Brings Viewers More Classic Automobiles from Across America in All New Episodes of "Chasing Classic Cars," Hosted by Wayne Carini
The series returns with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00/9:00.

[08/14/13 - 10:06 AM]
Animal Planet Presents "Hero Dogs of 9/11" and Encore of "Glory Hounds" for September 11 Tribute
The one-hour documentary pays special tribute to over 300 search-and-rescue dogs and workers that traveled to Ground Zero to help during the crisis and aftermath.

[08/14/13 - 10:04 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches Its First Instagram Series Featuring Exclusive Content from Original Shows
The series of videos feature never-before-seen content from the network's original shows including "Best Ink" season three, "The Face" season two and "Bad Girls Club" Miami.

[08/14/13 - 09:14 AM]
Oxygen Media Goes Behind the Pulpit in "Preachers of L.A." Premiering on Wednesday, October 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The series gives viewers "a candid and revealing look at six boldly different, world-renowned mega-pastors in Southern California."

[08/14/13 - 08:58 AM]
Season Two of "The Heart, She Holler" Premieres on Adult Swim Tuesday, September 10 at 12:30 a.m. (ET/PT)
Plus: starting on Monday, September 2, fans can relive the exciting events of season one with episodes every weeknight.

[08/14/13 - 08:33 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Is the #1 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49, Topping the #2 Telecast by 85%
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 13.

[08/14/13 - 08:21 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
The Peacock is also the most-watched network last night.

[08/14/13 - 08:01 AM]
2014 "College GameDay Covered by State Farm" Site Schedule
The eight-week Saturday morning and evening college basketball program begins Saturday, January 18 with a special split-site show.

[08/14/13 - 07:58 AM]
History(R) Presents the Brand New Original Series "The Great Santini Brothers" Premiering Sunday, September 15th at 10PM ET/PT
The newcomer follows the Brooklyn-based family owned moving business "Santini Brothers Moving."

[08/14/13 - 07:49 AM]
TNT and Little Orbit Partner to Develop "Falling Skies" Video Games
The games will tie directly into the TV series, with a scenario that will weave itself into the existing universe and feature voice work by the show's actors.

[08/14/13 - 07:44 AM]
TV One Premieres Fifth Season of "Life After" Wednesday, September 11 with Back-to-Back New Episodes Beginning at 8 PM ET
Sheryl Lee Ralph, LeVar Burton, Shirley Murdock, Adina Howard, Clifton Davis, Jimmie Walker, Sheree Whitfield and Maia Campbell are among those profiled this season.

[08/14/13 - 07:01 AM]
FOX Sports Goes 1-On-1 with Sports' Biggest Names
The first episode pairs two all-time NFL greats and Super Bowl XLII opponents, as FOX Sports' Michael Strahan sits down with legendary New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

[08/14/13 - 06:00 AM]
NBC's "The Million Second Quiz" Launches Innovative New App Today
Players who accumulate enough points will qualify for a chance to appear on the show as a "Line Jumper" once the show kicks off in primetime on September 9.

[08/14/13 - 06:00 AM]
E! and WWE Extend Debut Season of New Hit Series "Total Divas" with Six Additional Episodes
The show's summer finale airs Sunday, September 15 before resuming this fall on Sunday, November 17.

[08/14/13 - 03:06 AM]
Reelz to Premiere New Original Series "FanAddicts!"
Classic Batman Adam West is the voice of the series - premiering Wednesday, August 28 - taking viewers inside the lives of these obsessed aficionados.

[08/13/13 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 13
Updates include: Lifetime greenlights "Deliverance Creek" backdoor pilot; Brendan Gleeson to lead HBO's "The Money"; and Sandra Oh to depart ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" at season's end.

[08/13/13 - 10:00 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for August 13
Plus: the competition heats up next week when guest judge Jenna Elfman joins the judging panel.

[08/13/13 - 05:39 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," "Major Crimes" Remain on Top
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Boston Underdogs," HBO's "Americans in Bed" and truTV's "Kentucky Bidders."

[08/13/13 - 02:36 PM]
Fashion Police Premieres at Its New Time This Friday, August 16th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Guest host NeNe Leakes joins Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos for a full hour of the most talked about looks of the week.

[08/13/13 - 02:06 PM]
Discovery Channel's Shark Week 2013 Delivers Most-Watched Week Ever in Network's History
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of August 5-11.

[08/13/13 - 01:23 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Breaking Bad" Return Dethrones "True Blood"
Plus: numbers for Bravo's "Eat, Drive, Love," Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen" and A&E's "Bad Ink."

[08/13/13 - 01:18 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: "Hell on Wheels" Tops Total Viewers for AMC
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Clear History," Syfy's "Primeval: New World" and Hallmark's "Reading, Writing & Romance."

[08/13/13 - 12:40 PM]
"The Borgias" Creator Neil Jordan Releases E-Book "The Borgia Apocalypse: The Screenplay"
Available via e-retailers now, the e-book provides fans with a final farewell to one of history's most infamous families.

[08/13/13 - 12:20 PM]
Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers to Guest Star on "Hawaii Five-0" Later This Fall
Jonas will portray a computer hacker involved in a case that the 5-0 team is investigating whose motives might be even more complicated than they suspect.

[08/13/13 - 12:12 PM]
Lifetime Renews "Devious Maids" for Second Season with 13 Episode Order
"One of the most daring series on television, 'Devious Maids' has quickly become a hit," said Rob Sharenow.

[08/13/13 - 11:53 AM]
ESPN's 2013 College Football Game Announcer Pairings Unveiled
Assignment changes are highlighted by analysts Rod Gilmore and Danny Kanell in new roles.

[08/13/13 - 11:45 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ratings Trend Continues with Fourth Straight Week on Top
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, August 10.

[08/13/13 - 11:40 AM]
Jason Morgan Tapped as Executive Producer/Showrunner of CMT's "Doomsday Garage" Premiering Tuesday, August 20 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
The project follows father-and-son team, Jeff and Zach, as they build Doomsday vehicles for customers looking to protect themselves and their families when emergency situations arise.

[08/13/13 - 11:29 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day for 11th Straight Week; "Sofia the First" Is Cable TV's #1 Series for 3rd Week in a Row in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 5-11.

[08/13/13 - 11:09 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 2 Among Adults 18-34 and Teens and No. 5 Among Adults 18-49 for the Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 5-11.

[08/13/13 - 11:04 AM]
Syfy Acquires Hit New Zealand Original Series "The Almighty Johnsons" from All3Media International
Season one, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere on Syfy in 2014.

[08/13/13 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Launch Weekend Offers Live & Enhanced Coverage of MotoGP from Indianapolis
Motor sports broadcast veteran Bob Varsha hosts the show from a stage located behind the famous front-stretch pagoda.

[08/13/13 - 10:45 AM]
ESPN Re-Signs Linda Cohn, Shannon Spake
The multi-year agreements call for Cohn to remain as a premier "SportsCenter" presence and for Spake to continue as on-site reporter for college basketball and football telecasts.

[08/13/13 - 10:34 AM]
TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Major Crimes" Rank Among Basic Cable's Top Three Programs for the Week with Total Viewers
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 5-11.







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[10/21/14 - 02:19 PM]
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[10/21/14 - 02:18 PM]
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[10/21/14 - 01:28 PM]
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[10/21/14 - 12:40 PM]
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[10/21/14 - 12:09 PM]
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[10/21/14 - 11:55 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 11:29 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 10:50 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 10:43 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 10:39 AM]
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[10/21/14 - 10:19 AM]
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