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[09/20/13 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 20
Updates include: A&E cancels "Hoarders" after six seasons; Richard Coyle joins John Malkovich on NBC's "Crossbones"; and Shiri Appleby to get "Unreal" for Lifetime.

[09/20/13 - 05:55 PM]
TNT Cancels Freshman Drama "King & Maxwell"
The news comes despite the series being the most-watched new cable entry this summer.

[09/20/13 - 03:11 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: NFL Dominates with Chiefs/Eagles on "Thursday Night Football"
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Tiny Tonight! ATL - Ladies Night Special," WE tv's "Tamar & Vince" and MTV's "Ridiculousness."

[09/20/13 - 02:53 PM]
Syfy, Bryan Singer/Bad Hat Harry Productions and Universal Cable Productions Developing 90-Minute Pilot Script "Creature at Bay"
The potential series tracks a small town that becomes the focus of the entire world after a modern-day "Kaiju" monster is taken down by the military.

[09/20/13 - 01:40 PM]
SouthParkStudios.com to Stream 95-Hour, 234-Episode Marathon of "South Park" Beginning Tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. ET
Said stunt is timed with the show's season 17 premiere on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/20/13 - 12:26 PM]
Chiefs-Eagles Highest-Rated "Thursday Night Football" Game Ever on NFL Network with a 6.0 US HH Rating and 9.4 Million Viewers
NFL Network spins the numbers for Thursday, September 19.

[09/20/13 - 12:05 PM]
ABC's Fall 2013 Tweetapalooza Kicks-Off with an Amazing Line-Up of Network Stars
It all begins tonight with the casts of "Last Man Standing," "The Neighbors" and "Shark Tank."

[09/20/13 - 12:00 PM]
Time Capsule Containing Steve Jobs' Apple Lisa Mouse Uncovered by National Geographic Channel Series "Diggers"
The finding was made by the National Geographic Channel's "Diggers" team for an episode of the series that will air early 2014.

[09/20/13 - 11:48 AM]
The Highly Anticipated Series Finale of "Breaking Bad" Bows on AMC Sunday, September 29th at 9PM ET/PT
Plus: look for an expanded one-hour episode of "Talking Bad," the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick.

[09/20/13 - 11:13 AM]
ABC to Premiere "Super Fun Night" with Second Episode Instead of Pilot
"Anything for Love" will now serve as its premiere installment on Wednesday, October 2 at 9:30/8:30c.

[09/20/13 - 10:35 AM]
NBC Finishes #2 for the 52-Week Broadcast Year
NBC spins the numbers for the year to date.

[09/20/13 - 10:16 AM]
John Noble to Guest-Star on Hit FOX Drama "Sleepy Hollow"
He'll play "a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help Ichabod Crane."

[09/20/13 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Extended Teasers for FX's Original Miniseries, "American Horror Story: Coven"
The franchise's third installment premieres Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/20/13 - 09:05 AM]
Discovery Channel Catches "Gold Fever" in California Gold Rush Documentary Mini-Series
The two-night event airs Friday, October 11 and October 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/20/13 - 08:48 AM]
"Million Second Quiz" Tops Its Prior Six Telecasts in 18-49 Rating and Total Viewers, Pending Updates
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 19.

[09/20/13 - 08:40 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" Season Finale Is Up
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 19.

[09/20/13 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Repeats Trump Originals on Competition
A pair of "The Big Bang Theory" rebroadcasts take the top two spots last night.

[09/20/13 - 08:16 AM]
TLC to Ring in New Year with All New Episodes of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
The series will be back with 12 new episodes and three specials beginning Wednesday, January 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/20/13 - 07:37 AM]
George Takei Appears on the Series Premiere of Syfy's All-New Reality Series "Fangasm," Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Takei shares laughs and insight on what it means to be a fan of the movies, TV shows and stories that inspire us.

[09/20/13 - 06:02 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Networks International Announce Exclusive OWN Programming Block in South Africa
Slated to launch on October 17, the block will be exclusively available to DStv subscribers on TLC Entertainment, the new name for TLC in South Africa and 40 Sub-Saharan markets.

[09/20/13 - 06:00 AM]
"It Takes a Choir" Joins USA's Family Night Line-Up
Originally set for Sundays at 8:00/7:00c, the reality series will now premiere Friday, November 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/19/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 19
Updates include: FX sets cast for "You're the Worst"; VH1 orders pilot to "Hindsight"; and Danny Strong, Lee Daniels book hip hop drama at FOX.

[09/19/13 - 04:13 PM]
Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse" Premieres with 1.5 Million Viewers and Builds to 1.6 Million Viewers in the Second Episode
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 18.

[09/19/13 - 02:39 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Continues Its Reign for A&E
Plus: numbers for FS1's "The Ultimate Fighter," TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" and FXX's "The League."

[09/19/13 - 02:31 PM]
Mayweather-Canelo Fight Sets Record as Highest-Grossing Pay-Per-View Event of All Time
Nearly $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue has been reported to date.

[09/19/13 - 01:53 PM]
Bailee Madison, Laura Marano Among Celebrity Presenters Added to the "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash"
Also on tap are Rico Rodriguez, Raini Rodriguez, Keean Johnson and Todd Newton.

[09/19/13 - 01:48 PM]
TNT Greenlights New Steven Bochco Drama "Murder in the First," Starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson
Tom Felton, Mimi Kirkland, Raphael Sbarge, Ian Anthony Dale, Bess Rous and Steven Weber also star in the 10-episode series.

[09/19/13 - 01:15 PM]
Showtime(R) Presents: Masters & Johnson a Special Pop-Up Installation Inspired by the Original Series "Masters of Sex"
The innovative and interactive exhibition is open to the public daily in Manhattan's Openhouse Gallery from September 20 to September 29.

[09/19/13 - 01:07 PM]
Photographers Share the Daring Stories Behind their Most Incredible Photos in New Special, Premiering 10/11 at 8 PM
"National Geographic Photographers: The Best Job in the World," a one-hour special, will also be simulcast on Nat Geo WILD.

[09/19/13 - 01:05 PM]
Final Presenters Announced for the "65th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
New additions include Malin Akerman, Stephen Amell, Connie Britton, Emilia Clarke, Jimmy Fallon, Tim Gunn, Jon Hamm and Alyson Hannigan.

[09/19/13 - 12:57 PM]
NFL on FOX Off to Best Start Ever
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its NFL coverage to date this season.

[09/19/13 - 11:25 AM]
E! and WWE's Hit Series "Total Divas" Returns at a New Time on Sunday, November 17 at 9PM with Six All-New Episodes
The first eight episodes of season one concluded in a dramatic mid-season finale on Sunday, September 15.

[09/19/13 - 11:16 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Continue Dominance Over Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 9-13
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 9-13.

[09/19/13 - 10:32 AM]
Oscar(R) Winner Susan Sarandon to Guest Star on "Mike & Molly"
She'll play a literary icon and idol of Molly's (series star Melissa McCarthy).

[09/19/13 - 10:26 AM]
NBC Developing Miniseries Based on Life of Iconic "Tonight Show" Host Johnny Carson
The project will be based Bill Zehme's upcoming biography "Carson the Magnificent."

[09/19/13 - 10:17 AM]
Spike TV Options "Tut," a Scripted Limited Event Series
The script takes "an illuminating, new look at the extraordinary story of Tutankhamun, based on recently discovered historical evidence."

[09/19/13 - 10:10 AM]
BBC America's "Copper," E!'s "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" Get the Axe
Look for the former's de facto finale, "The Place I Called My Home," to air this Sunday, September 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/19/13 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime Launches Live Talent Chats on Facebook, Beginning Sunday, September 22
Talent from "Devious Maids," "Drop Dead Diva," "Project Runway," "Project Runway All Stars," "Supermarket Superstar" and "Witches of East End" will take part in the chats.

[09/19/13 - 09:54 AM]
Destination America's New Series "When Ghosts Attack" Reveals That, Sometimes, What You Can't See Can Hurt You
The eight-episode series premieres Sunday, October 20 at 10:00/9:00c following the season finale of "A Haunting."

[09/19/13 - 09:53 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Production for New Series and Pilots
On HGTV, the new series moving ahead are "Beat the House," "New House, New Life," "Buying Country" and "Restoring America."

[09/19/13 - 09:50 AM]
Discovery Scores a Look Into the NFL with Two-Part Special "NFL in Season"
Look for Steelers/Vikings on Friday, October 4 and 49ers/Jaguars on Friday, November 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/19/13 - 09:33 AM]
The Premiere of "Survivor" Tops All Wednesday Broadcasts in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 18.

[09/19/13 - 09:31 AM]
Royals Go Overseas and Undercover on TLC's "Secret Princes"
The eight-part series premieres Friday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[09/19/13 - 09:20 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches TV Everywhere as Part of Larger Company Roll-Out Across NBCUniversal
Oxygen fans will be able to access their favorite original series via www.OxygenNow.com and "Oxygen NOW," a new app for iPhone and iPad, which derives its name from the "Bravo Now" app.

[09/19/13 - 09:03 AM]
Video: "Falling Skies" Starts Production on Season 4
Check out this behind the scenes sneak peek from the first day back on set.

[09/19/13 - 08:43 AM]
Season Finale of "America's Got Talent" Tops the Show's Year-Ago Finale by 4% in 18-49 and 7% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 18.

[09/19/13 - 08:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Return Spoils "Got Talent" Finale
The reality mainstay returns as the night's top program among adults 18-49.

[09/19/13 - 07:59 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows to Summer Highs in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 9-13.

[09/19/13 - 06:49 AM]
"The CBS Dream Team, It's Epic!," a New Three-Hour Saturday Morning Programming Line-Up, Premieres Saturday, Sept. 28
The three-hour FCC educational/informational compliant programming block consists of six new half-hours with a pro-social message.

[09/19/13 - 04:00 AM]
MTV Chronicles the Epic Rise of Miley Cyrus as She Embraces New Public Persona and Musical Direction in "Miley: The Movement" New Doc Premiering 10/2 at 10pm ET/PT
The documentary will capture the full essence and evolution of Cyrus as she gears up for the release of her debut RCA Records album, "Bangerz" on Tuesday, October 8.







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.