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[08/26/13 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 26
Updates include: CBS looks to revive "Love, American Style"; Amazon gives pilot order to "The After"; and actors John Francis Daley, Jay Baruchel to pen comedy projects.

[08/26/13 - 10:05 PM]
Hefty First Place Prize of $500,000 Awarded on Season Finale of "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls"
The competition began with 10 teams, all trying to avoid weekly elimination and survive the unforgiving and dramatic landscape of New Zealand's South Island.

[08/26/13 - 04:57 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Originals, "Gold Rush: South America" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Showtime's "Venus and Serena," Cinemax's "Strike Back" and Discovery's "The Last Huntsmen."

[08/26/13 - 03:45 PM]
Showtime(R) Casts Film and Television Star Joshua Jackson in "The Affair"
Jackson joins previously announced cast members Dominic West, Ruth Wilson and Maura Tierney.

[08/26/13 - 03:28 PM]
ABC to Give "Once Upon a Time," "Scandal" Recap Specials
Look for "Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland" on Sunday, September 29 and "Scandal: The Secret Is Out" on Thursday, October 3.

[08/26/13 - 02:30 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Books "X Factor" Stunt for Tuesday, October 29
Plus: look for two episodes of "Bones" on Monday, October 21 and the two-hour season finale of "MasterChef Junior" on Friday, November 1.

[08/26/13 - 01:18 PM]
The 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" Deliver Big Sunday Night with 10.1 Million Viewers, Growing 66% from Previous Year
MTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 25.

[08/26/13 - 12:19 PM]
Condit-Kampmann 5-Round Rematch Headlines "UFC Fight Night" on FOX Sports 1
The fight leads into the season premiere of "The Ultimate Fighter," featuring teams coached by UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and arch-rival Miesha Tate.

[08/26/13 - 12:11 PM]
The CW Unveils Fall 2013 Key Art
Check out the key art designs for "The Originals," "Reign" and "The Tomorrow People."

[08/26/13 - 12:00 PM]
"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" Breaks New Ground in Social Media Interaction
The special was the fifth most-watched program during the week in viewers and was the 12th most-watched in the Adults 18-49 demographic.

[08/26/13 - 11:42 AM]
Syfy Greenlights "12 Monkeys" to Pilot
The 60-minute cast-contingent pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical.

[08/26/13 - 11:29 AM]
Production Begins on "Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever"
The eight-episode, half-hour series is slated to air on CMT and HGTV in spring 2014.

[08/26/13 - 11:01 AM]
ESPN Announces Sunday Women's College Basketball Package on ESPN
The five-week series - a first for women's college basketball - will begin February 2.

[08/26/13 - 10:32 AM]
"Cops" Moves to Spike TV Saturday, September 14 at 8:00PM
The September 14 premiere episode will ride along with law enforcement officers in Stockton, CA, Sarasota County, FL and Amarillo, TX.

[08/26/13 - 10:14 AM]
College Football: 2013 Season Begins with 46 Games on ESPN Networks
The schedule will be highlighted by 12 of the top 15 ranked teams in action.

[08/26/13 - 09:35 AM]
Winner Takes Home $50,000 Grand Prize on HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother"
During last night's season finale, the network's expert judges Mike Aubrey, Kennon Earl, Hilary Farr and David Visentin selected the winners of the renovation competition.

[08/26/13 - 09:35 AM]
"Big Brother" and "Unforgettable" Post Across-the-Board Weekly Increases
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 25.

[08/26/13 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Powers Another Win, This Time for NBC
Coverage of the Vikings at 49ers however is down significantly from last year's Panthers/Jets matchup.

[08/26/13 - 08:13 AM]
NBC's Primetime Average from 7-11 p.m. Is the Second-Highest NBC Sunday Average Since January 27
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 25.

[08/26/13 - 07:11 AM]
Authenticated "Watch ABC" Live Streaming Service Now Available in Houston
The service previously launched in New York City (WABC-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV), Los Angeles (KABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV) and Raleigh-Durham (WTVD-TV).

[08/26/13 - 07:00 AM]
Bill Murray to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Thursday, August 29
Murray, who was not only the first guest on the "Late Show" when it premiered in 1993, but also the inaugural guest on Letterman's "Late Night" show when it debuted in 1982.

[08/26/13 - 06:15 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Is Currently Scoring NBC's Top Non-Sports Rating in Its Time Period So Far This Summer in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 24.

[08/25/13 - 10:28 PM]
2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" Erupt with Global Music Premieres, Epic Moments and Surprise Guests During the First Ever Award Show Live from Brooklyn
The cable channel details the winners and other highlights from tonight's event.

[08/25/13 - 08:46 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Tops Demos, NASCAR Leads Viewers
CBS and ABC serve up said coverage, respectively, last night.

[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.

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[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."