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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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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.