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[04/02/14 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 2
Updates include: ABC bumps summer drama "The Astronaut Wives Club" to midseason; "Sam & Cat" put on "permanent hiatus" a few episodes early; and Jill Blotevogel to pen MTV's "Scream."

[04/02/14 - 06:57 PM]
Statement from FOX Sports President Eric Shanks on the Passing of Sandy Grossman
"Sandy was part of the original heart and soul of FOX Sports," said Shanks.

[04/02/14 - 04:19 PM]
The Hit Series "Giuliana & Bill" Premieres on Its New Home on E! and Delivers Big Numbers in Total Viewers and Key Demos
E! spins the numbers for Sunday, March 30 and Tuesday, April 1.

[04/02/14 - 03:32 PM]
Warner Bros. Television Launches Fans Into the Future for "The 100," Powers Them Up with "Revolution" and Unleashes the Heroes with "Teen Titans Go!" During Panels at WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim
Look for advance screenings from both "The 100" and "Teen Titans Go!"

[04/02/14 - 02:55 PM]
SundanceTV's 2014 Programming Guide
Upcoming premieres include season two of "Rectify" and the launch of newcomer "One Child."

[04/02/14 - 02:51 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "NCIS," "The Voice" Once Again Top Charts
Plus: numbers for truTV's "The Carbonaro Effect," Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" and TLC's "19 Kids & Counting."

[04/02/14 - 02:32 PM]
2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs - One Goal
During April, May and June, NBC Sports Group will televise as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network.

[04/02/14 - 01:59 PM]
Iraq War Veteran Chad Pfeifer Named Signature Celebrity for 25th Anniversary American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe
NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network and Golf Channel will televise the tournament beginning Friday, July 18.

[04/02/14 - 01:31 PM]
WatchESPN Launches on Amazon Fire TV - Includes Live Access to ESPN Networks, Video-On-Demand Clips from ESPN.com
Later this year, Amazon Fire TV owners will also be able to access WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family and the suite of WATCH Disney authenticated products.

[04/02/14 - 12:23 PM]
Wil Wheaton Hosts New Comedy Show Featuring Rapid-Fire Commentary on Genre Entertainment and Pop Culture When "The Wil Wheaton Project" (WT) Premieres May 27 on Syfy
Plus: all-new summer episodes of "Heroes of Cosplay" also debut that night, airing at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/02/14 - 11:57 AM]
20th Annual Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic Matchups Set
Four historic college basketball programs - Indiana, Louisville, Maryland and Villanova - will participate in the doubleheader on Tuesday, December 9.

[04/02/14 - 11:32 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) "Key & Peele" Named a 2013 Peabody(R) Award Winner
"When we reflect on the previous recipients of this award the thought is dizzying," said the duo. "We are proud and honored to be a part of this prestigious group."

[04/02/14 - 11:09 AM]
ESPN Films' "30 for 30: Soccer Stories" Begins April 15 with "Hillsborough"
"30 for 30: Soccer Stories" will include a mix of films from an award winning group of filmmakers telling compelling narratives from around the international soccer landscape.

[04/02/14 - 11:07 AM]
Showtime Anytime(R) Launches on Amazon Fire TV
The network's authentication service will be available on Fire TV, giving subscribers free, unlimited on demand access to hundreds of hours of the network's programming.

[04/02/14 - 11:03 AM]
MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" Returns for a Dramatic Third Season Filled with Shocking and Unforgettable Moments on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph will take viewers on a wild emotional rollercoaster ride beyond the usual tales of "love," featuring the most memorable stories in the show's history.

[04/02/14 - 11:02 AM]
TravelChannel.com Names the Top 10 "Travel's Best: Adventures" in 2014
The list includes everything from an amazing underwater African safari in a hidden corner of the world to new takes on classic adventure travel destinations.

[04/02/14 - 11:02 AM]
Channing Tatum to Receive "MTV Trailblazer" Award at the "2014 MTV Movie Awards"
Previous winners include Emma Watson and Emma Stone.

[04/02/14 - 11:01 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Examines Disappearance of Malaysia Airline Flight 370 and Its Impact on Future Aviation in One-Hour Special Premiering Sunday, April 6 at 9PM ET/PT
The special dives deep into the detail of the Boeing 777, the technologies involved in the search, and aviation procedures that may be transformed in the aftermath of this disaster.

[04/02/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Freakshow" and "Small Town Security" Set for May 6 Premiere at 10 and 11 P.M. Respectively
"Freakshow," will double the freak quotient with 16 new episodes," while "Small Town Security" is back with eight half-hour episodes.

[04/02/14 - 10:50 AM]
Travel Channel Connects Viewers to a World of Exploration, New Experiences and Hidden Cultures with 10 New Greenlit Series, One New Special and a Series in Development
On tap are "American Grilled," "Big Crazy Family Adventure," "Big Time RV," "Booze Traveler," "Expedition Unknown," "Hotel Amazon," "Resort Rescue," "Tours by Unger," "Underground BBQ Challenge" and "World Access."

[04/02/14 - 10:26 AM]
USA Is #1 Cable Network in Q1 for an Unprecedented 9th Consecutive Year
USA spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2014.

[04/02/14 - 10:09 AM]
Veteran Broadcast Journalist Josh Elliott Joins NBC Sports Group
Elliott spent seven years with ESPN, most recently anchoring "SportsCenter" (2008-11) as the network launched a new morning edition of its flagship program.

[04/02/14 - 10:00 AM]
Video: Meet Michael Carbonaro of truTV's Unbelievable New Series "The Carbonaro Effect" Premiering May 15
The network previewed the show's pilot last night at 10:30/9:30c.

[04/02/14 - 09:58 AM]
Spike TV Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is When "Hungry Investors" Premieres May 11
In the series, Jon Taffer teams up John Besh and Tiffany Derry to vet competing restaurants and decide which is worthy of a significant investment.

[04/02/14 - 09:53 AM]
"Kid President(R): Declaration of Awesome" Starring YouTube Sensation Kid President to Premiere This June on the Hub Network
The Robby Novak-led series is executive produced by actor Rainn Wilson and Robby Novak's brother-in-law, the show's creator, Brad Montague.

[04/02/14 - 09:47 AM]
CBS Tuesday Nearly Doubles the Audience of Its Closest Competitor; Sweeps Night in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 1.

[04/02/14 - 09:42 AM]
"Restaurant: Impossible" Special 100th Episode Features Behind the Scenes and Untold Stories with Robert Irvine and the Entire "Restaurant: Impossible" Team
Look for the anniversary installment on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/02/14 - 09:41 AM]
BBC America Wins Two George Foster Peabody Awards
"Orphan Black" and "Broadchurch" both received George Foster Peabody Awards.

[04/02/14 - 09:40 AM]
Formula One(TM) Bahrain Grand Prix Goes "Under The Lights", Highlighting This Week's Motorsports Coverage on NBCSN
Sunday's race marks the first time the Bahrain Grand Prix has been run at nighttime, also commemorating the race's 10th anniversary following its inception in 2004.

[04/02/14 - 09:29 AM]
Sundance TV's Critically Acclaimed Series, "The Returned," Honored with the George Foster Peabody Award
The Peabody Board described "The Returned" as "thoughtfully conceptualized, exquisitely photographed and sensitively acted."

[04/02/14 - 09:18 AM]
CMT's Acclaimed Music Series "Crossroads" Celebrates Its 50th Episode with a Blockbuster Pairing of Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves
Said installment will premiere Friday, June 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[04/02/14 - 09:08 AM]
CMT Orders Action-Packed Summer with More Than 50 Episodes from New and Returning Series
Said lineup includes "Party Down South," "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt," "Broken Skull Ranch," "Swamp Pawn" and "My Big Redneck Family."

[04/02/14 - 09:03 AM]
Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts to Perform at the "49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards"
These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Shakira and more!

[04/02/14 - 09:02 AM]
CMT and Award-Winning Filmmakers Partner on New Documentaries
Ridley Scott, Eric Geadelmann, Mark Johnson, Morgan Spurlock, John Dorsey and Andrew Stephan are among the featured auspices.

[04/02/14 - 09:00 AM]
MTV Commemorates World Autism Awareness Month Unveiling the Docu-Special "True Life Presents: The Benjamins" Airing Saturday, April 26 at 7PM ET/PT
Said installment follows two young adult brothers diagnosed with autism as they seek to attain greater levels of independence in their lives.

[04/02/14 - 08:59 AM]
Introducing Amazon Fire TV: The Easiest Way to Watch Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and More on Your Big-Screen TV
Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more.

[04/02/14 - 08:53 AM]
NBC Sports Group Announces Partnership with Red Bull Global Rallycross Through 2015
Coverage begins Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC with the first race of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season from the Top Gear Festival in Barbados.

[04/02/14 - 08:52 AM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Participate in a Live Twitter Chat with Fans During East Coast Broadcasts Tonight
Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence and Bailey Buntain are among the participants.

[04/02/14 - 08:48 AM]
"About a Boy" Is Currently Up 5% Versus Last Week's 2.0 Rating in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 1.

[04/02/14 - 08:44 AM]
Science Channel and Discovery Channel Named as Television Partners For Google Lunar XPRIZE
Science Channel and Discovery Channel will follow the entire process including testing, lift-off, and live coverage of the winning lunar landing, which is estimated to take place in 2015.

[04/02/14 - 08:29 AM]
"SHIELD" Returns at #1 with Men 18-34 to Rank as the Top Scripted Series in Its Slot for its 16th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 1.

[04/02/14 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Consecutive Week
Plus: with the return of "SHIELD," ABC's "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife" post big gains from their last originals.

[04/02/14 - 08:26 AM]
"No Place On Earth" Makes Television Debut on History(R) Saturday, April 26 at 6:00 PM ET/PT
The film unearths the gripping story of 38 Ukrainian Jews who survived during World War II.

[04/02/14 - 08:10 AM]
Hulu Plus and NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Subscription Video on Demand Library Deal
On tap are "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Mindy Project," "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," "The Real Housewives" Franchise, "Top Chef" and more!

[04/02/14 - 08:04 AM]
Actress Lindsay Lohan to Visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Wednesday, April 9
Said appearance is timed to promote Lohan's "2 Broke Girls" guest spot on Monday, April 14.

[04/02/14 - 05:47 AM]
73rd Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced
Among the TV winners: "Scandal," "Orphan Black," "Orange Is the New Black," "Key & Peele," "House of Cards," "The Bridge" and "Breaking Bad."

[04/01/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 1
Updates include: Cory Michael Smith to play Edward Nygma in FOX's "Gotham"; Erin Cummings boards "The Astronaut Wives Club" at ABC; and three syndicated series get the axe.

[04/01/14 - 03:44 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "How I Met Your Mother" Goes Out on Top in Demos
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Bitten," FX's "Chozen" and VH1's "This Is Hot 97."

[04/01/14 - 02:12 PM]
Bravo Media Continues Record Ratings Earning Best Quarter in Network History
Bravo spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2014.

[04/01/14 - 01:53 PM]
Lady Gaga to Perform on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Wednesday, April 2
She first visited when she sat for an interview with Letterman on May 23, 2011.







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[07/01/16 - 09:44 AM]
TV One Addresses National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with "The Secret She Kept"
Kyla Pratt, Gavin Houston, Kellita Smith and Vanessa A. Williams star in the original movie, premiering Sunday, July 10 on the cable channel.

[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/30/16 - 06:50 PM]
"Big Brother" Announces the First Ever "Battle Back" Competition
All four "Battle Back" competitions and the reveal of the winner, will air exclusively during a special episode on Friday, July 22.

[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
Science Channel to Premiere "Unearthed" July 5 at 10PM
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, the series reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries.

[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Returns with More Unique Dresses and Crazy Catfights
The series' fifth season premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show") Joins the Cast of "In The Cut," Hit Bounce TV Comedy Series Returns for Season Two Tues. July 5 @ 9PM (ET)
Also on tap this season are Angie Stone, Claudia Jordan, Kenny Lattimore and Rolonda Watts.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.