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[08/24/13 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Powers CBS Victory
Coverage of the Seahawks at Packers leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/24/13 - 08:46 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Is the Top Non-Sports Choice in Its Time Period in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 23.

[08/23/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 23
Updates include: MTV's "Faking It" taps principal roles; Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre return for CBS's "The McCarthys"; and NBC to revive ABC's 2001 pilot "Me and My Needs."

[08/23/13 - 05:53 PM]
TV Land Nixes "Happily Divorced" After Two Seasons
The news marks only the second scripted cancellation by the cable channel to date.

[08/23/13 - 04:54 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," NFL Preseason Win Originals Race
Plus: numbers for AMC's "Owner's Manual," FX's "Wilfred" and E!'s "I Survived a Serial Killer."

[08/23/13 - 12:48 PM]
Relive the Romance, Heartbreak, Friendships and Rivalries During "The Vineyard" Marathon Airing Monday, August 26th from 6PM - 11PM ET/PT
All new episodes of "The Vineyard" air Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c on ABC Family.

[08/23/13 - 12:36 PM]
Zendaya to Star in "Zapped," Slated to Premiere on Disney Channels Around the World and Family Channel (Canada) in 2014
Also starring are Chanelle Peloso, Spencer Boldman, Emilia McCarthy and Adam DiMarco.

[08/23/13 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Family Greenlights Production of Three New Comedy Pilots
"Mystery Girls," "Work Mom" and "Young & Hungry" are all on tap from the cable channel.

[08/23/13 - 11:38 AM]
OWN's Acclaimed Series "Oprah's Lifeclass" Named Winner of Emmy Award for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience
The Emmy Award for "Oprah's Lifeclass" will be presented at the 65th Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, September 15.

[08/23/13 - 10:53 AM]
Stephen Moyer Cast in NBC's Live Holiday Production of "The Sound of Music"
Moyer will portray decorated World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp, who is the single father of seven children.

[08/23/13 - 10:17 AM]
HGTV Picks Up and Renews a Slate of "Dream Lifestyle" Series for 2014
The network has picked up three travelogue-style series for 2014: "Beachfront Bargain Hunt," "Living Alaska" and "Caribbean Life."

[08/23/13 - 09:48 AM]
"Fashion Police" Presents "Fashion Police: 2013 Video Music Awards" and "Summer Games Spectacular"
Upcoming guests include LaLa Anthony, Leven Rambin, Big Sean, Naya Rivera and Eric Andre.

[08/23/13 - 09:41 AM]
"Ravenswood" to Premiere on ABC Family on October 22
Plus: ABC Family will launch the #RavenswoodReveal challenge during the summer finale episode of "Pretty Little Liars," airing Tuesday, August 27.

[08/23/13 - 09:40 AM]
Timothy Dalton Cast in "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime(R)
Dalton is set to play "Sir Malcolm," a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest.

[08/23/13 - 08:41 AM]
For a Seventh Time in Seven Weeks, "Hollywood Game Night" Ranks #1 in Its Hour in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 22.

[08/23/13 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's Thursday Lineup Posts Across-the-Board Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 22.

[08/23/13 - 08:32 AM]
NBC News Launches #DreamDay - A Social Media Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
The text, photo and video messages can be submitted to NBC News using social media platforms such Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, with the hashtag #DreamDay.

[08/23/13 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Fourth Straight Thursday
"Big Brother" sparks the Eye in both categories last night.

[08/23/13 - 07:04 AM]
Jimmy Fallon to Present Justin Timberlake with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Live During 2013 VMAs
In addition to receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Justin Timberlake is also set to deliver a not-to-miss epic performance during the show.

[08/23/13 - 06:10 AM]
Discovery Networks International and Animal Planet U.S. Uncover "Killer Islands" (WT) in All-New Landmark Series
The six-part series sees Dave Salmoni turn predator-detective as he sets out to solve some of the last big mysteries surrounding the world's most successful natural-born killers.

[08/23/13 - 05:11 AM]
Back in Atlanta with a Brand New Host - "BET Hip Hop Awards 2013" Hosted by Uncle Snoop Premiering Tuesday, October 15 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
"We're going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?!" said Snoop.

[08/23/13 - 03:37 AM]
Discovery Channel U.S. and Discovery Networks International Launch New Global Landmark Development Fund to Kickstart the Next Generation of Global Landmark Series and Events
"This is an exciting challenge for producers to bring us ideas as ambitious and innovative as Planet Earth and North America," said Luis Silberwasser.

[08/22/13 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 22
Updates include: NBC to bring "Reality Bites" to the small screen; "Saturday Night Live" eyes potential featured players; and Jacob Bertrand tapped as lead on two Disney XD pilots.

[08/22/13 - 03:36 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Racks Up Another 10 Million Viewers
Plus: numbers for E!'s "The Soup," OWN's "Love Thy Neighbor" and Syfy's "Joe Rogan Questions Everything."

[08/22/13 - 03:31 PM]
Syfy Unveils Additional Casting for Upcoming Drama Pilot, "High Moon"
Peter Macon, Dana Davis, Jonathan Tucker and Charity Wakefield will join the previously cast Chris Diamantopoulos and Jake Sandvig.

[08/22/13 - 02:37 PM]
"Baby Daddy" Hits 5 Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 21.

[08/22/13 - 02:22 PM]
Syfy's "Ghost Mine" Returns September 4 at 10 PM ET/PT for an All-New Season of Mining for Gold and Ghosts
Plus: look for the "Ghost Mine: Back on the Mountain" special to lead into said premiere at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/22/13 - 01:41 PM]
FOX Sports 1 and MLB Productions Collaborate for "Mission October"
The first of eight episodes will debut Monday, August 26 at 7:30/6:30c on Fox Sports 1.

[08/22/13 - 01:17 PM]
MTV Takes the Summer Concert Scene by Mobile Truck on the "VMA Pop-Up Tour" Presented by Verizon in Celebration of the 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards"
The "VMA Pop-Up Tour" presented by Verizon kicked off on Saturday, August 10 at Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn, NY at the Mad Decent Block Party.

[08/22/13 - 12:50 PM]
"Family Feud" Gets Ready to Kick Off an All New Season! Season Set to Premiere Monday, September 16, 2013
In the all-new season, host Steve Harvey will be joined by some hilarious families, as they compete for the chance to win a bevy of cash prizes.

[08/22/13 - 12:48 PM]
Showtime(R) Releases Official Posters for the Third Season of Its Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-Winning Series "Homeland"
Plus: watch the new "Haunted" trailer for the upcoming season, due Sunday, September 29.

[08/22/13 - 12:04 PM]
New Series "Digfellas" Premieres Wednesday, September 4 with Back-to-Back Episodes at 8:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M. on Travel Channel
In each episode, Bill Ladd and Howard Hewitt investigate, isolate and excavate a history-rich location, in search of precious relics and antiques.

[08/22/13 - 12:01 PM]
ESPN's 2013-14 ACC Men's College Basketball Schedule
The 2013-14 lineup includes the addition of new conference members Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse.

[08/22/13 - 11:57 AM]
Encores of "The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Defeat ABC, CBS Time-Slot Competition in Key Demos for Week of Aug. 12-16
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 12-16.

[08/22/13 - 11:54 AM]
MTV to Air First Look at Exclusive Footage from Summit Entertainment's "Divergent" with an Introduction by Stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James
The highly anticipated film is based on the first book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy written by Veronica Roth.

[08/22/13 - 11:19 AM]
Daniel Is Back with New Episodes of "Tosh.0" Premiering on Comedy Central(R) Tuesday, September 3 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Currently in its fifth season, the new episodes will lead into the second season of "Brickleberry."

[08/22/13 - 10:50 AM]
"Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" from Bravo Media and Magical Elves Wins Emmy(R) Award for Multiplatform Storytelling
On the brink of its third season, "Last Chance Kitchen" brings together two eliminated chef'testants on a digital platform to compete for redemption and a spot in the "Top Chef" finale.

[08/22/13 - 10:47 AM]
Smitten by Kittens? Animal Planet's "Too Cute!" Has Fans Falling for Felines
On Saturday, September 7, the series reveals the fan-favorite feline antics in a countdown of the top-20 most adorable kitten moments.

[08/22/13 - 10:40 AM]
E! Announces New Travel Series "Party On" Taking Viewers to the World's Most Glamorous Destinations and A-List Vacation Hotspots
Jacqueline M. Wood hosts the eight-episode series, which heads to exclusive resorts and gorgeous beaches around the world to soak up the local party scene.

[08/22/13 - 10:34 AM]
Style Media Reveals the 12 Contestants Vying to Be America's Next Trendsetting Designer on "Styled to Rock"
The new series, featuring mentors Pharrell Williams, Erin Wasson and Rihanna's stylist Mel Ottenberg, will premiere Tuesday, November 5 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/22/13 - 10:02 AM]
ABC to Flip "Mistresses" Originals, "Castle" Repeats on Mondays for Remainder of Summer
"Mistresses" will air at 9:00/8:00c followed by "Castle" at 10:00/9:00c going forward.

[08/22/13 - 09:57 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Panelist Lineup for 2013 PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV
CBS's "We Are Men" will kick things off on Friday, September 6 with a panel and screening.

[08/22/13 - 09:48 AM]
Discovery Channel in Development with Lionsgate on Mini-Series "North and South"
The project will be based on the trilogy of "North and South" novels by John Jakes, who mingles the lives of historical personages and strong characters.

[08/22/13 - 09:42 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series Goes Inside the Extreme and Dangerous World of Metal Welders in Alaska
"Alaskan Steel Men," a three-part series, premieres Friday, August 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/22/13 - 09:40 AM]
Dave Attell Reunites with Comedy Central(R) for Its First Uncensored Late Night Series and a One-Hour Special
The eight episode series and the one-hour stand-up special are executive produced by Attell and 3 Arts and set to premiere in 2014.

[08/22/13 - 09:04 AM]
Queen Latifah to Host New CBS Special "Teach," Friday, Sept. 6
The special captures the essence of what it means to be a teacher through the lens and extensive footage of a year-in-the-life of four public school teachers.

[08/22/13 - 08:42 AM]
New Episodes of CMT's Hit Series "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" Premiere Saturday, August 24 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
This marks the premiere of the first of 11 new episodes, and this time, Dog, Beth and Leland are joined by Leland's 18-year-old son, Dakota, for his very first hunt.

[08/22/13 - 08:41 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks #1 in Its Time Period in Total Viewers and Is the #1 Show of That Night by That Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 21.

[08/22/13 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Rises in Latest FOX Victory
The network wins the demo race while NBC is the most-watched network behind "America's Got Talent."

[08/22/13 - 07:39 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Scores Summer Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 12-16.







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[10/02/14 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Criminal Minds," "Stalker" Push CBS to Top Spot
Plus: FOX's "Red Band Society" grows by 10% while ABC's "Black-ish" falls 24% from last week's episodes.

[10/02/14 - 08:16 AM]
USA Network's Sexy Original Drama "Satisfaction," Scores a Season Two Renewal
The cable channel has ordered 10 new episodes of the drama, from Universal Cable Productions.

[10/02/14 - 08:06 AM]
NL Wild Card Game Up 21 Percent with Strong 4.1 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 1.

[10/02/14 - 08:04 AM]
Showtime(R) Amplifies "Homeland" Fan Experience with Showtime Sync
Application users will be able to share select video clips directly to social media platforms instantaneously during new episodes, facilitating social conversation as the action transpires on screen.

[10/02/14 - 08:01 AM]
"Joshua Bell: A YoungArts MasterClass," The Latest Edition of the Three-Time Emmy(R)-Nominated HBO Family Show, Debuts Oct. 14 on HBO
The Grammy-winning violinist collaborates with nine talented young musicians, helping them discover their unique voices in a group setting and guiding them through performances in New York and London.

[10/02/14 - 08:01 AM]
Disney XD Orders Second Season of Lucasfilm's Animated-Triumph "Star Wars Rebels" Ahead of Its Television Premiere
"The global expectations for this series could not have been any higher," said Gary Marsh. "And I am proud to say that the team at Lucasfilm has delivered something that has surpassed even that incredibly high bar - artistically and thematically."

[10/02/14 - 07:47 AM]
Nickelodeon Honors Kansas City's Zachary Mallory as The Halo Effect Award Recipient for October
Selected for his work as a gay rights youth activist, Mallory will be featured in a short on-air profile airing on TeenNick and highlighted on TeenNick.com throughout the month.

[10/02/14 - 07:37 AM]
Nickelodeon Serves Up Bone-Chilling Halloween Premieres, Including Hour-Long Crossover Special "Haunted Thundermans," Beginning Oct. 11 at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
The Thundermans and the Hathaways combat the ghouls in a one-hour crossover special.

[10/02/14 - 07:36 AM]
Discovery Channel Goes Deep Inside an Alaskan Outlaw Town in All New Series "Edge of Alaska"
The newcomer launches Friday, October 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[10/02/14 - 07:03 AM]
Jay Bilas Signs Extension with ESPN Through 2023
Bilas, who is featured on ESPN's game and studio coverage, will call top men's college basketball games involving the nation's marquee teams and conferences and will be present at the Men's Final Four through studio coverage.

[10/01/14 - 09:02 PM]
O'Doyle Rules! Adam Sandler Heads to Netflix - Globally Renowned Movie Star and Comedian to Make Four Movies Exclusively for the More Than 50 Million Netflix Members
"When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only... Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks," said Sandler.

[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
Both series will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
A Roloff Wedding Wraps Up the Most Watched Season Ever of "Little People, Big World" with 1.9M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Moves to Tuesdays
Newcomer "Utopia" will now only air once a week: Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
E! Reunites the Most Outrageous Patients When "Botched Reunion: Show & Tell" Airs Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Maria Menounos hosts the two-part special, in which Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow reunite to look back at the nationwide success of the first season and welcome some of their most outrageous patients.