[monday, august 19, 2013]    
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[08/19/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 19
Updates include: Sarah Clarke joins AMC's "Line of Sight"; NickMom extends "Instant Mom" by seven episodes; and Demi Lovato near deal for six-episode arc on FOX's "Glee."

[08/19/13 - 03:30 PM]
FXX to Launch in 72 Million Homes Two Weeks from Today
Plus: FXX has created a website, GetFXX.com, so viewers can learn where to find the channel on their system.

[08/19/13 - 03:19 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush - South America" #1 in All of Television Among Men on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, August 16.

[08/19/13 - 03:00 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush," "Phineas & Ferb" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Miss You Much," Cinemax's "Strike Back" and E!'s "Fashion Police."

[08/19/13 - 02:31 PM]
"Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel" Rockets to Best Ratings in Over 6 Months in Total Viewers and in 1 Year in Target Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, August 16.

[08/19/13 - 02:16 PM]
"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" Sees Double on "Twinsanity!" Premiering Monday, Aug. 26, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
In the installment, kids from around the country discuss the assumptions, misconceptions and truths about being a twin.

[08/19/13 - 02:00 PM]
"Sunday Best's" Show-Stopping Season Six Inches Closer to Crowning the Next Gospel Superstar and "Sunday Best" Winner on Sunday, September 1 at 8:00 P.M.
And after weeks of fierce competition, the judges have chosen their top two stand-outs, Detroit's Tasha Page-Lockhart and Philadelphia's Kefia Rollerson.

[08/19/13 - 01:34 PM]
Emmy-Nominated "Being" Series Takes the Gloves Off for Six-Part "Being: Mike Tyson"
The series premieres Sunday, September 22 on FOX either before (3:30 - 4:00 PM ET) or after (4:30 - 5:00 PM ET) local NFL on FOX coverage.

[08/19/13 - 01:25 PM]
History(R) Greenlights Production of Scripted Miniseries "Houdini"
Academy Award(R) winner Adrien Brody stars as the ace magician with Kristen Connolly as his wife Bess.

[08/19/13 - 12:53 PM]
Jonas Brothers to Perform Live at the Season Four Premiere of "Hawaii Five-0" on the Sandy Beaches of Waikiki, Hawaii on Thursday, Sept. 26
This will be the first time the group has played a live performance on the Island of Hawaii.

[08/19/13 - 12:25 PM]
Live from New York, It's the US Open; Year's Final Major: 100 Hours on TV & WatchESPN, 400 on ESPN3
ESPN's extensive, multi-platform of the US Open will include 100 hours on television and 400 on ESPN3 beginning Monday, August 26.

[08/19/13 - 12:21 PM]
Statement from TNT, Warner Bros. and Rizzoli & Isles Executive Producer Janet Tamaro
"Everyone at 'Rizzoli & Isles' is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young," reads the joint statement.

[08/19/13 - 12:06 PM]
ESPN Announces Creation of Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. - Postseason Game Pits Sun Belt and MAC
The game will be played yearly at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., before the Christmas holiday and be televised nationally on ESPN or ESPN2.

[08/19/13 - 12:03 PM]
ESPN "Super Tuesday" Men's Basketball Big Ten-SEC Doubleheader Schedule
The ESPN doubleheader will tip-off at 7 p.m. ET, followed by a 9 p.m. game.

[08/19/13 - 11:22 AM]
Season Two of the WE tv Hit Series "Kendra on Top" Premieres Friday, September 13 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, Kendra isn't letting anyone get in the way of chasing her dreams, while making room for some fun along the way.

[08/19/13 - 11:16 AM]
Katie Leclerc of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" to Answer Fan Questions in a Live Online After Show following the Series Summer Finale
Valery Ortiz will host the live after show with Katie Leclerc on the show's Facebook page and ABCFamily.com.

[08/19/13 - 11:10 AM]
First-Ever "CMT Bike Week" Kicks Into High Gear with Jaw-Dropping Special "Tunnel of Fire," Premiering Tuesday, August 20 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for the premiere of "Hillbillies for Hire" on Wednesday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/19/13 - 10:43 AM]
"The Middle" Begins Airing on ABC Family September 17 at 5PM ET/PT
Plus: look for an eight-hour marathon on Monday, September 16 from 11:00 am-7:00 pm ET/PT.

[08/19/13 - 10:13 AM]
Lifetime to Offer World Premiere Movies Every Saturday in September
"A Sister's Nightmare," "Murder In Suburbia," "Taken: The Search For Sophie Parker" and "The Cheating Pact" are all on tap next month.

[08/19/13 - 10:06 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Production Team with the Addition of Leslie Farrell and Jeff Oliver
Leslie Farrell will serve as executive producer on "The Millionaire Matchmaker" and "Extreme Guide to Parenting" with Jeff Oliver on "Fashion Queens" and "Game of Crowns."

[08/19/13 - 10:02 AM]
Stars Announced for MDA Telethon This Labor Day Weekend on ABC
Ryan Seacrest, Backstreet Boys, Darius Rucker, Paula Abdul, Enrique Iglesias, Matthew Morrison and Austin Mahone are among those slated to appear.

[08/19/13 - 09:14 AM]
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball: Yankees-Red Sox Delivers Highest-Rated Telecast of 2013
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, August 18.

[08/19/13 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Sports Signs Multi-Year Deal to Broadcast Mountain West Football Championship
CBS Sports will broadcast the inaugural title match-up live on Saturday, December 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/19/13 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's "Whodunnit?" Finale Is Up 27% to Score a Series High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 18.

[08/19/13 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with NFL Preseason
Coverage of the Colts at Giants powered the network last night among adults 18-49.

[08/19/13 - 08:40 AM]
Encore Telecast of "America's Got Talent" Maintains Its 18-49 Rating of the Prior Week and Is Up 8% Week to Week in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 18.

[08/19/13 - 08:38 AM]
BET Networks to Commemorate and Air Live Coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with "50: The March & The Movement" Airing Live Saturday, August 24 at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT
The two-hour anniversary special will honor the trailblazers who orchestrated one of the largest and most productive rallies for human rights in United States history.

[08/19/13 - 07:24 AM]
Travel Channel Hosts the Ultimate Halloween Celebration - the Third Annual "Weekends to Die For" Programming Event Beginning Friday, September 27
Highlights include special Halloween-themed installments of "Ghost Adventures" and "Toy Hunter."

[08/19/13 - 06:37 AM]
Lady Gaga to Open the 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" with World Premiere Performance of New Single "Applause"
Additional performers include Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.

[08/19/13 - 05:56 AM]
Coverage of Visa Championship Gymnastics Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 and Ties for #1 in Women 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 17.

[08/18/13 - 09:15 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
"Cops" repeats lead the charge for the former while "48 Hours" rebroadcasts power the latter.

[08/17/13 - 11:57 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Is Currently the Night's #1 Show in Total Viewers and the #1 Non-Sports Telecast in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 16.

[08/17/13 - 08:42 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with NFL Preseason Coverage
The network's Buccaneers/Patriots matchup leads the pack among adults 18-49 last night.

[08/16/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: Lauren Graham brings "Someday, Someday, Maybe" to The CW; Megan Park joins NBC's "Undateable"; and MTV gives series order to "Jerks with Cameras."

[08/16/13 - 04:06 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," NFL Preseason Top Charts
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Owner's Manual," E!'s "Pop Innovators" and Lifetime's "Supermarket Superstar."

[08/16/13 - 01:25 PM]
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Celebrate One Year Together on "Live with Kelly and Michael"
Beginning on August 19 and continuing through August 30, Ripa and Strahan will feature five clips each day showcasing memorable moments of their first year together.

[08/16/13 - 01:02 PM]
TV One to Premiere Acclaimed Harry Belafonte Documentary "Sing Your Song" Sunday, August 25 at 11 AM ET
This marks the basic cable premiere of the 2011 documentary, which charts Belafonte's life as a rising black Hollywood star amid the social and political racism plaguing 1960s America.

[08/16/13 - 12:12 PM]
Exclusive: The CW Books Summer Finales; "Arrow: Year One," "Colin & Brad" Specials
Look for the one-hour "Arrow" recap special on Wednesday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/16/13 - 10:38 AM]
MTV.com and Bedsider.org Roll Out Series of Short Webisodes Catching Up on the Stories of Four Young Women from Earlier Seasons of "16 and Pregnant"
Within each video, these teen mothers talk candidly about teen pregnancy and contraception, touching on issues like what birth control methods they're currently using.

[08/16/13 - 09:46 AM]
"Do No Harm" Slots 13th Episode for Saturday, September 7
It was previously reported NBC trimmed the short-lived drama from 13 to 12 episodes.

[08/16/13 - 09:27 AM]
Martha Stewart a Judge on Hub Network's "Halloween Bash"; Costume Contest Submissions Start Today
One lucky winner will take home $25,000 and will have a chance at a walk-on role on "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series."

[08/16/13 - 08:43 AM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Is Currently Delivering a Three-Week High in 18-49 and Is Matching Its Best Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 15.

[08/16/13 - 08:33 AM]
Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum Team Up for an All-New Episode of "CMT Crossroads" Premiering Friday, September 13
Meeting and collaborating for the first time in Los Angeles, Nicks and Lady Antebellum will share harmonies and stories.

[08/16/13 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," Repeats Keep CBS in Front
Plus: all of the broadcast networks get a boost from local NFL preseason coverage.

[08/16/13 - 08:00 AM]
Four Acts Return to the Competition as Judges' Wild Card Choice on Aug. 20-21 "America's Got Talent"
Plus: comedian and "AGT" finalist Tom Cotter returns to the stage to perform on the Wednesday, August 21 live results show.

[08/16/13 - 07:45 AM]
Bruno Mars to Exclusively Premiere Highly Anticipated New Single Live from the VMA Stage
Plus: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis make their VMA debut this year where they will perform their anthem for marriage equality, "Same Love."

[08/15/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: Nickelodeon cancels "Wendell & Vinnie"; MTV's "The Real World" to return to San Francisco; and Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal on FX's "The Comedians."

[08/15/13 - 05:08 PM]
Showtime 2013 Fall Programming Overview
Highlights include stand-up specials from Billy Gardell, Dana Gould and Nick Cannon.

[08/15/13 - 04:46 PM]
"Sex and the City" Creator Darren Star Writes New Show for TV Land
This single-camera comedy is based on the novel "Younger" by Pamela Redmond Satran.

[08/15/13 - 03:55 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Returns Big for A&E
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "Spell-Mageddon," Showtime's "Jim Rome on Showtime" and Oxygen's "I'm Having Their Baby."

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[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.