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[01/09/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 9
Updates include: Harry Lloyd first to board WGN America's "Manhattan"; Mark Deklin joins the cast of Lifetime's "Devious Maids"; and Darren Aronofsky inks first look deal with HBO.

[01/09/14 - 05:35 PM]
HBO Gives "Girls" Early Fourth Season Renewal
Said news comes just a few days prior to its season three launch this Sunday at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/09/14 - 03:19 PM]
Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts Star in a Ryan Murphy Film, HBO Films' "The Normal Heart"
Due this May, the project also stars Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare,Stephen Spinella, Corey Stoll, Finn Wittrock and BD Wong.

[01/09/14 - 03:18 PM]
Mike Judge Takes a Comic Look at World of High-Tech in the New HBO Series "Silicon Valley," Debuting April 6
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Christopher Evan Welch and Amanda Crew star in the series.

[01/09/14 - 03:17 PM]
HBO Drama Series "The Leftovers," from Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, Begins Production Early This Year for Summer Debut
The ensemble cast includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren and Chris Zylka.

[01/09/14 - 03:15 PM]
HBO's Emmy(R)-Winning Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" to Return for Fifth and Final Season This Fall
"After much discussion with my creative team and HBO," said Terry Winter. "We've decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion."

[01/09/14 - 03:14 PM]
HBO Confirms Debut Dates for Returning Series "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Vice," and New Series "Silicon Valley"
"Game of Thrones" returns Sunday, April 6 at 9:00/8:00c followed by "Veep" and "Silicon Valley."

[01/09/14 - 03:12 PM]
"Ghetto Klown," John Leguizamo's Fifth HBO Solo Special, Debuts March 22
"John Leguizamo's one-man shows are always electrifying, thought-provoking entertainment," notes Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

[01/09/14 - 03:11 PM]
Comedy Series "Doll & Em," Starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, Debuts in March, Exclusively on HBO
Look for back-to-back episodes on Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c beginning March 19.

[01/09/14 - 03:10 PM]
Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins Star in "Olive Kitteridge," a Film by Lisa Cholodenko
The supporting cast includes Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan.

[01/09/14 - 02:53 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "People's Choice Awards" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for USA's "Psych," FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" and Investigation Discovery's "Web of Lies."

[01/09/14 - 02:46 PM]
Lifetime Renews "Preachers' Daughters," Eyes "Flowers in the Attic" Sequel
Kayla Alpert is set to script "Petals on the Wind," which takes place 10 years after the first movie ends.

[01/09/14 - 02:31 PM]
HBO Confirms Documentary Lineup for the First Half of 2014
Highlights include "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," "All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State" and "The Case Against 8."

[01/09/14 - 02:22 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Is TV's #1 Most-Tweeted Series for the 2nd-Consecutive Year
ABC Family spins the digital numbers for 2013.

[01/09/14 - 02:11 PM]
Lifetime Announces 16 New Designers and Guest Judges for "Under the Gunn," Premiering January 16
The series' Emmy(R) Award-winning host Tim Gunn selected three past "Project Runway" luminaries, Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos, to each lead a group of designers to fashion stardom.

[01/09/14 - 02:10 PM]
Lifetime's Hit Series "Devious Maids," from Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Second Season on April 20th
Longoria will direct the series' eagerly anticipated season two opener, marking her television directorial debut.

[01/09/14 - 01:09 PM]
Chloe Sevigny and James D'Arcy Star in the New A&E Network Original Series "Those Who Kill"
Based on the Danish crime series format inspired by the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm, the newcomer premieres Monday, March 3 at 10:00/9:00.

[01/09/14 - 01:06 PM]
Real Estate, Renovation and Superstar Experts Deliver Best Year Ever for HGTV
HGTV spins the numbers for 2013 on the network.

[01/09/14 - 12:59 PM]
The "45th NAACP Image Awards" Nominees Announced
BET and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 19 and 16 nominations respectively, followed by ABC with 15 nominations and HBO with 13 nominations.

[01/09/14 - 12:37 PM]
TV One Expands Award-Winning "Unsung" Franchise with Launch of "Unsung Hollywood," Premiering Wednesday, February 26, 10 PM/ET
Preceding "Unsung Hollywood's" debut in February, flagship series "Unsung" will return with all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, January 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/09/14 - 12:22 PM]
Mark Loomis to Lead FOX Sports' Golf Coverage
Loomis assumes his new role immediately, and he reports directly to John Entz and FOX Sports President, COO and Executive Producer Eric Shanks.

[01/09/14 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Sports Group Adds Crew Chief Steve Letarte to NASCAR Broadcast Team
Letarte will join fellow analyst Jeff Burton and race announcer Rick Allen across NBC Sports Group's exclusive coverage of NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series action on NBC and NBCSN.

[01/09/14 - 12:01 PM]
Camryn Manheim Cast as Series Regular in New CBS Drama Series "Extant"
Manheim will play Sam Barton, Molly's (Halle Berry) best friend and closest confidant.

[01/09/14 - 11:56 AM]
Kevin Hart Gets His Hands Dirty in "Kevin Hart: Serve & Protect," Premiering on Comedy Central(R) On Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
The half-hour special is timed with the release of Universal Pictures' upcoming action-comedy "Ride Along," due in theaters on Friday, January 17.

[01/09/14 - 11:55 AM]
J.Cole, Janelle Monae, Fall Out Boy, TLC, Goo Goo Dolls and Gavin DeGraw Headline VH1's "Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts"
The live concerts premiere Monday, January 27 and air live each night through Saturday, February 1 at 11:00/10:00c.

[01/09/14 - 11:38 AM]
Video: First Look at truTV's "Killer Karaoke" with New Host Mark McGrath
The series returns later this year with new rules and new challenges.

[01/09/14 - 11:36 AM]
Video: Watch a Sneak Peek at a Special Tribute to Anime Featured on This Week's Episode of "The Simpsons"
Said installment features the guest voices of comic book legend Stan Lee and award-winning author Harlan Ellison.

[01/09/14 - 11:31 AM]
A+E Networks(R) Further Extends TV Everywhere(R) Offerings with Roku
The apps enable users to watch full episodes, full movies and exclusive clips of their favorite A+E Networks programming.

[01/09/14 - 11:06 AM]
"Shark Tank" Delivered CNBC's Biggest Primetime Audience in Five Years
CNBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 7.

[01/09/14 - 11:06 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the #1 Syndie Talker with Its Biggest Audience in Over 2 Years
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of December 23-27.

[01/09/14 - 10:13 AM]
Four Weeks to Olympic Winter Games: NBC Presents Live Primetime U.S. Figure Skating Championships This Weekend
The U.S. Championships serve as the final qualifying competition before U.S. Figure Skating nominates the 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.

[01/09/14 - 10:12 AM]
Olympians Apolo Ohno, Lolo Jones and More Guest Star on Special "Biggest Loser" Episode Airing January 14 and Filmed at Utah Olympic Park
USA Bobsled Team member Jasmine Fenlator and USA Curling Team members Jessica Schultz, Debbie McCormick and Anne Swisshelm also appear on the installment.

[01/09/14 - 10:07 AM]
CBS and Dick Clark Productions Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Television Agreement for the "Hollywood Film Awards"
The event, founded by Carlos de Abreu, honors excellence in filmmaking and is traditionally seen as the official launch of the Hollywood awards season with some of the world’s biggest talent in attendance.

[01/09/14 - 09:57 AM]
Tyler Florence Returns to Help Culinary Entrepreneuers Compete for Chance to Win a Food Court Restaurant, in New Season of "Food Court Wars"
The series is back with the first of 13 new episodes on Sunday, February 23 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/09/14 - 09:33 AM]
ESPN's 25th MLB Season Begins March 30 with Opening Night Exclusive: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
MLB Opening Day on ESPN presented by Scotts will include a five-game schedule, spanning more than 12 hours of live game action, on Monday, March 31.

[01/09/14 - 09:23 AM]
CBS Is the People's Choice on Wednesday - "The People's Choice Awards" Is the Night's Top Program in Viewers, Delivering Its Largest Audience in Four Years
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 8.

[01/09/14 - 08:50 AM]
Investigation Discovery Greenlights Season Two of Its Hit Newsmagazine "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall"
Produced by Peacock Productions, the series returns this spring on the cable channel.

[01/09/14 - 08:49 AM]
TV Personality Maria Menounos Defies Convention on Oxygen's New Docu-Series "Chasing Maria Menounos" Premiering on Tuesday, March 18 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Maria shares her personal life for the first time as she challenges expectations and makes untraditional choices while surrounded by tradition.

[01/09/14 - 08:49 AM]
Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Secret Lives of Stepford Wives," Reveals the Ugly Truth That Cosmetics Can't Conceal
The 12-episode series launches with back-to-back installments on Tuesday, April 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/09/14 - 08:48 AM]
Diva of Daytime Dish Wendy Williams Proves Love Bites on Investigation Discovery's Anti-Valentine's Day Special -- "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
The one-hour special airs on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/09/14 - 08:47 AM]
Bands of Brothers Who Met Their Moment with Destiny and Forever Changed History Are Profiled in "Against the Odds," Launch Series for American Heroes Channel (AHC)
Rob Lowe narrates the series, premiering Monday, March 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[01/09/14 - 08:46 AM]
Debut of "Chicago P.D." Scores the #2 Debut Rating Among Nine New 10 p.m. Dramas So Far This Season in 18-49, Behind Only "The Blacklist"
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 8.

[01/09/14 - 08:46 AM]
Discovery Communications to Rename Military Channel: American Heroes Channel to Debut on March 3, 2014
"We see a tremendous opportunity to provide more history-based, narrative-style documentary programming that viewers have come to know and love from Discovery Communications," said David Zaslav.

[01/09/14 - 08:35 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Four New Original Series Premieres in 2014
Highlights include the premiere of "Lindsay" on Sunday, March 9 and Tyler Perry's latest drama "Single Moms Club" this fall.

[01/09/14 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Comedy Block Returns at #1 from 8-10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 8.

[01/09/14 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "People's Choice Awards" Push CBS in Front
Said event, hosted by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, puts the Eye on top in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/09/14 - 08:22 AM]
More People Watched "The NFL on CBS" Than Any Other Network for Entire 2013 Regular-Season
CBS further spins the numbers for its NFL coverage this season.

[01/09/14 - 08:01 AM]
National Geographic Channel Worldwide Announces Groundbreaking Two-Hour Special Live from Space to Premiere Globally This March
"Live from Space" is a spectacular, groundbreaking two-hour television event from Arrow Media to be broadcast live from the International Space Station (ISS) and Mission Control in Houston.

[01/09/14 - 07:38 AM]
Animal Planet's New Series Follows a Remarkable Family Off the Beaten Path and Into the Wild Alaskan Wilderness
The series, featuring naturalist and adventurer Billy Brown, premieres this spring on the cable channel.

[01/09/14 - 07:00 AM]
Luke Tipple to Host Syfy's "Opposite Worlds"
Set to premiere January 21, the series will run for 12 episodes over six weeks (two episodes per week), with a live episode every Wednesday night.







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[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
"The Simpsons" Soars on FXX - Day 1 of 12-Day Marathon Delivers Record-Breaking Numbers for Nascent Channel
FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 01:53 PM]
2015 NASCAR Schedule to Be Announced Tuesday at 5 P.M. ET on Special Edition of "NASCAR America" on NBCSN
Host Rick Allen will be joined by NBC Sports Group NASCAR analysts Jeff Burton, Kyle Petty and Frank Stoddard to present the schedule and discuss the selected dates, tracks, and overall 2015 NASCAR calendar.

[08/22/14 - 12:38 PM]
Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan to Direct "White City" Pilot for AMC
The project is an adventure story set in the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth.

[08/22/14 - 11:43 AM]
"Red Band Society" Fans Banded Together to Help FOX Raise $100,000 for Charity Partners and Unlock the Debut Episode
The "Pilot" episode is available now until Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 PM ET on multiple platforms.

[08/22/14 - 11:30 AM]
A Special "Lost"-Themed Episode of "Phineas and Ferb" to Premiere Monday, September 29 on Disney XD
The episode, titled "Lost in Danville," also guest stars Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow.

[08/22/14 - 11:26 AM]
"Iyanla: Fix My Life Special Report: Healing in Ferguson" to Air Tuesday, August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on OWN
The special episode of the award-winning series follows ordained minister and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant on an emotional trip to Ferguson, Missouri.

[08/22/14 - 08:59 AM]
Talent Announced for 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews September 6 - 15 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
The annual celebration features multiple screenings at the Center's L.A. and N.Y. locations, with L.A. hosting interactive panel conversations at each event.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
Discovery Channel Explores the World of Automotive Auctions in All New Series "Highway to Sell"
Across America, neglected classic cars are waiting to be restored and make their way back onto the street.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America and BBC One Announce New Drama Series "The Living and the Dead"
"We are as excited about this show as anything since 'Life on Mars' and 'Ashes to Ashes' - we want it to be moving, tender, sensual... and very, very scary," said Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham.

[08/22/14 - 07:15 AM]
Teams Compete to Drive Away with the Grand Prize on New Food Network Series "Food Truck Face Off"
Jesse Palmer hosts the 13-episode series, premiering Thursday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", "Girlfriend Intervention", "Kim of Queens", and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue"
The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.