[friday, august 30, 2013]    
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[08/30/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 30
Updates include: Harry Connick, Jr. bound for "American Idol"; Jonathan Nolan to bring "Westworld" to HBO; and Ryan Seacrest plans a "Dream Date" for FOX.

[08/30/13 - 02:21 PM]
ESPN Kicks Off 2013 Season with Second Highest-Rated Thursday Night Opening in 15 Years
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, August 29.

[08/30/13 - 11:18 AM]
A&E Cancels "The Glades" After Four Seasons
The news comes despite the veteran drama hitting a season high this past Monday.

[08/30/13 - 10:10 AM]
The Hub Network Goes Retro with "The Totally Hubular 80's Movie Week" Beginning Monday, Sept. 2
"Troop Beverly Hills," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Big Top Pee-Wee" are among the featured titles.

[08/30/13 - 09:15 AM]
The Hub Network Will Have the Exclusive World Premiere of Hasbro Studio's Action-Packed Original Movie "Tranformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising," Oct. 4
The film serves as an epilogue to the popular Hub Network series "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters."

[08/30/13 - 09:13 AM]
Showtime(R) Acquires Star-Studded Documentary "Made in America" Produced by JAY Z, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard
The Ron Howard-directed film will make its world television premiere on Friday, October 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/30/13 - 09:13 AM]
Premiere Date Change for "A Young Doctor's Notebook": October 2, 10pm ET Only on Ovation
The series, starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, was previously slated to bow on Thursday, October 3.

[08/30/13 - 08:37 AM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 in Its Time Period for All Eight of Its Telecasts in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 29.

[08/30/13 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
Local NFL pre-season preemptions help drive week-to-week gains from last night's originals.

[08/29/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 29
Updates include: Liz Vassey to pen new comedy for NBC; FOX to bring Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables" to the small screen; and duo bound for Starz's "Outlander."

[08/29/13 - 03:17 PM]
"Filthy Gorgeous," The Captivating Story of Penthouse Founder Bob Guccione, Premieres on EPIX November 8 at 11PM ET
The premiere followed by "Caligula," Guccione's controversial and revolutionary film written by Gore Vidal and starring Helen Mirren and Malcolm McDowell.

[08/29/13 - 02:38 PM]
Bravo Media Makes August a Must-See Month Growing Double Digits in All Key Demos Over Previous Year
Bravo spins the numbers for the month to date.

[08/29/13 - 02:26 PM]
ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" Sets Season Highs; "Baby Daddy" Hits 4-Week Highs in Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 28.

[08/29/13 - 01:17 PM]
Showtime(R) to Marathon Full Current Seasons of "Dexter(R)" and "Ray Donovan"
New episodes of both series return to the network, on Sunday, September 8 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/29/13 - 12:37 PM]
A&E to Order Third Season of "Longmire"
Executive producer John Coveny broke the news on his Twitter page this afternoon.

[08/29/13 - 12:01 PM]
Jake Goes on His Most Heroic Mission Ever in Disney Junior's "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue" Primetime Special Premiering Sunday, Septemer 29
One of Disney's most famous and beloved characters, Tinker Bell, makes her first-ever debut appearance in the action-packed family night special presentation.

[08/29/13 - 11:25 AM]
GSN Celebrates Labor Day with a Special Marathon of Its Hit Series "Minute to Win It" with Apolo Anton Ohno
The 10-episode Labor Day marathon will kick off on Monday, September 2 at 8:00 AM ET until 6:00 pm ET.

[08/29/13 - 10:56 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Leverages Social and Multiplatform for the Premiere of the "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco"
Kicking-off the multi-screen event will be the "#FrancoRoast Red Carpet Pre-Show," hosted by Franco's real-life grandmother, Mitzie Verne and comedian Jonah Ray.

[08/29/13 - 10:54 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Top Timeslot Competition for Week of Aug. 19-23
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 19-23.

[08/29/13 - 10:29 AM]
MTV Celebrates End of the Summer with "Yo! MTV Raps" Marathon on MTV Jams
The weekend will include a new countdown of the 100 most played music videos during the "Yo! MTV Raps" era (1988-1995).

[08/29/13 - 10:22 AM]
"Totally Biased" Premieres on FXX with All-Star Guest Lineup
Jim Gaffigan, Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock will drop by the opening installments.

[08/29/13 - 09:18 AM]
Beware of Deadly Uninvited Guests in an All-New Season of Animal Planets "Monsters Inside Me"
The series returns with new episodes on Wednesday, October 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/29/13 - 09:02 AM]
NBC Sports Group Surrounds Week 1 of 2013 NFL Season with "NFL Kickoff 2013" and "Sunday Night Football"
Plus: "NFL Turning Point" returns for a new season on Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/13 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Announce Second Open Call Audition of 2013 Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 in Wilmington, North Carolina
The search for new talent ages 10-17 is part of Disney Channel's and Disney XD's ongoing initiative to find cast and develop diverse young actors for series and movies.

[08/29/13 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Delivers Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers for Its Wednesday Edition, Its Best Since August 7
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 28.

[08/29/13 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Lookout" Delivers Across-the Board Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 28.

[08/29/13 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "MasterChef" Top Demos for Third Straight Week
Plus: ABC's "The Lookout" shows double digit gains among adults 18-49 from last week.

[08/29/13 - 08:01 AM]
Fall Out Boy and "AGT" Finalist iLuminate to Perform on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Sept. 4 Live Results Show
iLuminate is an entertainment company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers dancing in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience.

[08/29/13 - 07:33 AM]
"Futurama" Series Finale Blasts Off with "Futurama Live!"
Chris Hardwick will host the pre- and post-shows surrounding Wednesday's series finale on Comedy Central.

[08/29/13 - 06:27 AM]
TLC Introduces an All New Brady Bunch in "My Five Wives"
The new one-hour special airs Sunday, September 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/29/13 - 05:03 AM]
Discovery Networks International to Air Exclusive News Documentary: "Spain's Worst Rail Disaster"
The special is a poignant but factual account of the recent catastrophic rail crash in Santiago de Compostella, Spain.

[08/28/13 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 28
Updates include: Paul Giamatti to star in FX's "Hoke"; Lisa Kudrow to recur on ABC's "Scandal"; and Michael Phelps to cameo on the winter premiere of USA's "Suits."

[08/28/13 - 10:00 PM]
Top Four Home Cooks Named on "MasterChef"
In next week's all-new two-hour episode airing Wednesday, September 4, the final four cooks will split into two teams in the mystery box challenge.

[08/28/13 - 05:03 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Rizzoli & Isles," "Pretty Little Liars" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for GSN's "The Chase," Comedy Central's "The Jeselnik Offensive" and Discovery's "Porter Ridge."

[08/28/13 - 05:02 PM]
Style Media's "Giuliana & Bill" and "Hot Listings Miami" Continue to Deliver as Both Series Hit Season Highs
Style spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 27.

[08/28/13 - 03:05 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Summer Finale Becomes #1 "Most Tweeted" TV Series Telecast Ever with Nearly 1.9 million Tweets
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 27.

[08/28/13 - 02:47 PM]
Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter Star as Legendary Couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in BBC America's "Burton and Taylor"
The film - originally slated for Sunday, October 20 - will now premiere Wednesday, October 16 as part of "Dramaville."

[08/28/13 - 02:39 PM]
Ravenswood Holds More Than Just the Liars' Secrets in the Annual Halloween Episode of "Pretty Little Liars" and the Series Premiere of "Ravenswood," Airing Tuesday, October 22nd
The special episode, entitled "Grave New World," will kick off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the debut of said spin-off at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/28/13 - 01:57 PM]
National Geographic Channel Explores the 21st Century Gold Rush in the New Series "Yukon Gold"
The series will air Thursdays at 7:00/6:00c beginning September 5 on the network.

[08/28/13 - 01:09 PM]
HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother" First Season Scores Ratings Success
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 25.

[08/28/13 - 11:32 AM]
Drag Racing's Biggest Event Featured on ESPN This Weekend
Expanded qualifying and eliminations telecasts will culminate with six consecutive hours on Labor Day Monday, September 2, the final day of competition, on ESPN2.

[08/28/13 - 11:02 AM]
Twenty-Nine of ESPN's 37 2013-14 Big Ten College Basketball Games Involve a Ranked Team
Overall, 37 conference games will be televised across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, highlighted by 10 games pitting ranked teams against each other.

[08/28/13 - 10:42 AM]
Style Media Invades Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with Comprehensive Coverage September 5-12
Additionally, Style partners with VEVO and Pinterest to bring a variety of original content to passionistas at home.

[08/28/13 - 10:39 AM]
"Melissa & Joey" Guest Stars Doris Roberts and Marissa Jaret Winokur to Participate in Live Twitter Chats for New Comedy Wednesdays
They'll be up on @Doris_Roberts and @MarissaJWinokur during the East Coast telecast of tonight's episode.

[08/28/13 - 10:32 AM]
TLC Adds Two More Episodes of "Breaking Amish: LA"
Both hour-long episodes will air back-to-back on Sunday, September 29 starting at 9:00/8:00c, and serve as the season finale.

[08/28/13 - 10:27 AM]
Top Talent from Television, Film and Sports Join "Teach," a New Two-Hour Special Celebrating Teachers in America, Premiering Friday, Sept. 6 on the CBS Television Network
Jon Cryer, Anna Faris, Paul George, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Allison Janney, Rashida Jones and Jerry O'Connell are among those slated to appear.

[08/28/13 - 10:10 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Orders New Original Docu-Series "Crazy.Sexy.Life." from Core Media Group
Look for a special sneak preview on Tuesday, September 3 at 10:00/9:00c following the fall finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots."

[08/28/13 - 10:09 AM]
E!'s "Fashion Police" Kicks Off Annual Month-Long "September Issue" Event on Friday, September 6th at 9:00PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a special Emmy spectacular on Monday, September 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/28/13 - 10:03 AM]
Disney XD's Comedy-Filled "Crash & Bernstein" Returns for a Second Season on Monday, October 7
Plus: Season one culminates on Monday, September 9 with a special one-hour episode, "Crash on the Run."

[08/28/13 - 08:44 AM]
ESPN Deportes and ESPNEWS Now Available on WatchESPN
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater are already available via said app.

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[03/23/18 - 01:06 PM]
Oxygen Media's "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered" Becomes Highest Rated True Crime Program in Network History with 1.05 Million Total Viewers
Oxygen further spins the numbers for Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18.

[03/23/18 - 11:26 AM]
New Season, New Way to Watch "Wheeler Dealers" - See It First on MotorTrend.com and the Motor Trend App
Starting Wednesday, April 4 audiences can catch the premiere on MotorTend.com and the Motor Trend app one week before it debuts on Velocity Wednesday, April 11.

[03/23/18 - 10:40 AM]
Reggie Watts Is the "Taskmaster!" Comedy Central Game Show Series Premieres Friday, April 27 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT with Two Back-to-Back Episodes
The series, whose format originated in the U.K., requires individuals to use ingenuity and creativity to complete unusual challenges.

[03/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
FremantleMedia North America Set to Bring World's Largest Population of Superheroes and Supervillains to Television in New "Astro City" Series
The live action drama series is being produced by FremantleMedia North America, with its pilot episode being written by Kurt Busiek and Rick Alexander.

[03/23/18 - 09:13 AM]
"Fahrenheit 451" Debuts Saturday, May 19 on HBO
The drama is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books.

[03/23/18 - 09:04 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Unveils the Full Trailer for Season Two of "I'm Dying Up Here"
The series takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there's truly no such thing as an easy laugh.

[03/23/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Hold Off Push from ABC, NBC
The Peacock's "Chicago Fire" edges the Alphabet's "Station 19" in the firefighter drama showdown.

[03/23/18 - 06:32 AM]
HBO Launches "Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel" Virtual Reality on HTC's Viveport, March 25
The captivating, interactive VR experience will provide one-on-one encounters with Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), Big Head (Josh Brener) and Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang).

[03/22/18 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 22
Updates include: Neil Flynn bound for "Abby's" at NBC; Lilla Crawford, Will Kindrachuk snag roles on Bobby Bowman's ABC pilot; and Kearran Giovanni tapped for NBC's "Suspicion."

[03/22/18 - 12:09 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Reveals the Inside Story and Untold Events of a Deadly American Tragedy in "Waco: The Longest Siege"
The film provides an intimate portrait of a young Vernon Howell (later renamed David Koresh) and his Branch Davidian followers, who came from around the globe to join the Pied Piper-like figure.

[03/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
Video: "Pose" - Peek Teaser - FX
"Pose," FX's new original series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, premieres this summer.

[03/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Viceland Premeries Trailer for New Series "My House" About NYC Queer Ballroom Scene
"My House" is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene.

[03/22/18 - 10:05 AM]
CMT Elevates Morgan Selzer to Senior Vice President of Program Development
"Morgan is a seasoned and savvy development executive who crafts compelling stories across multiple formats and genres," said Keith Cox.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
All-New Two-Hour Special "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" to Air Friday, May 11, on FOX
The two-hour event will focus on Markle's life and potential legacy as the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2017-2018
"Scorpion" will now kick off said finales on Monday, April 16.