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[04/14/14 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 14
Updates include: Dominique McElligott boards "The Astronaut Wives Club" at ABC; WGN America eyes "Scalped" adaptation; and new quartet bound for Cinemax's "Banshee."

[04/14/14 - 04:16 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Hold Onto Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Boss Hog," Animal Planet's "Tanked" and Syfy's "Continuum."

[04/14/14 - 02:47 PM]
Brad Bessey Promoted to Expanded Role as Executive Producer of Newsmagazines "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider"
In addition, Monique Chenault joins "The Insider" as Co-Executive Producer.

[04/14/14 - 02:15 PM]
TV Land Orders Darren Star's "Younger," With Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, To Series
The series will shoot in New York - a first for TV Land.

[04/14/14 - 01:14 PM]
NBC Sports Group's Coverage of 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Begins Wednesday Night with Triple-Header Across NBCSN and CNBC
In order to televise as many as five games on a given day/night during the first round, NBC Sports Group will present matchups on NBC, NBCSN, NHL Network and CNBC.

[04/14/14 - 01:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Celebrates Good Friday with Gospel Concert Event Followed by "Preachers of L.A." Season One Marathon
"'Preachers of L.A.' Presents: Deitrick Haddon and LXW Live in Concert" will premiere for the first time on-air April 18 at 8:30 AM ET/PT.

[04/14/14 - 12:33 PM]
ESPN Hosts for FIFA World Cup in Brazil - Mike Tirico and Bob Ley Return as Hosts with Newcomer Lynsey Hipgrave of BT Sport
The trio will anchor ESPN studio shows throughout the month-long tournament from ESPN's production headquarters at Rio de Janeiro's Clube dos Marimbás.

[04/14/14 - 11:26 AM]
VH1 Ignites Monday Nights with the Return of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" on May 5 at 8 PM ET/PT
Hit rappers Yung Joc and Waka Flocka Flame, along with Diddy-Dirty Money's Kalenna Harper, will join fan favorites Joseline, Stevie J., Mimi, Lil Scrappy, Erica, Karlie, Benzino, Rasheeda and Kirk.

[04/14/14 - 11:24 AM]
"Arnie" Becomes Most-Watched Original Film in Golf Channel History After 1st of 3 Nights
Golf Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13.

[04/14/14 - 11:21 AM]
Copa del Rey Final Live on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and ESPN
Ian Darke, ESPN's lead commentator for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, will pair with veteran analyst Steve McManaman to call the match.

[04/14/14 - 11:17 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces "Live's Top Fitness Instructor"
"Live's" production team will narrow down the entry pool to five finalists who will travel to New York to appear on "Live" during the week of May 26-30.

[04/14/14 - 10:42 AM]
Fuse to Premiere New Interview Series "Fuse News Presents Artist 2 Artist" on Tuesday, April 15 at 8PM ET
The two selected artists in each episode have some sort of relationship, whether they've been touring together, have collaborated with one another, or are simply good friends.

[04/14/14 - 10:11 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Claims the Week's #1 Biggest Broadcast Gainer for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 24-30.

[04/14/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Orders Second Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
The buzzy series has captured a loyal following in its first season and is the network's youngest original series to date with a median age of 36.5.

[04/14/14 - 09:46 AM]
Nazneen Contractor Tapped as a Recurring Guest Star in USA Network's Globe-Trotting Espionage Drama "Covert Affairs"
She'll play the drop dead gorgeous Sydney, who has begun enchanting Annie's (Piper Perabo) fellow CIA officer, Calder Michaels (Hill Harper).

[04/14/14 - 09:30 AM]
President Obama, Ben Affleck, Tom Brady, and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Join "E:60" Boston Marathon Special
"E:60 Presents Dream On: Stories from Boston's Strongest" premieres this Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00/6:00c on ESPN.

[04/14/14 - 09:20 AM]
FYI Orders Two New Pilots "You're the One" & "Marry Me... Today"
"You're the One" follows men and women as they embark on an emotionally charged mission that spans the globe, in search of a lost love.

[04/14/14 - 09:19 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Kicks-Off an Epic Three-Part Reunionbeginning on Sunday, April 20
Plus: look for the season finale of "The Millionaire Matchmaker" that same night at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/14/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Crisis" Grows 10% Week to Week, Moving Within 0.4 of a Rating Point and 1 Share of Its Time Slot Lead
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13.

[04/14/14 - 08:54 AM]
CMT Steps Inside Kentucky's High-Stakes World of Dark-Fired Tobacco When "Tobacco Wars" Premieres Saturday, April 19
The new five-episode series takes an unfiltered look inside the lives of fourth and fifth generation Adairville, Ky. farmers who bet everything they have on the high-stakes dark fire industry.

[04/14/14 - 08:45 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Onto Top Spot with Golf Overrun, "60 Minutes"
Plus: NBC sees double-digit growth from "American Dream Builders" and "Crisis" among adults 18-49.

[04/14/14 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Resurrection" Lead for the 6th Straight Week Over Regular Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13.

[04/14/14 - 08:35 AM]
Donald Faison Makes a Guest Appearance on Tomorrow Night's All-New Episode of Syfy's New Competition Series "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge"
In the episode, the seven remaining creature designers create fantastical creatures that have been slain and mounted on the wall of a wizard's castle.

[04/14/14 - 08:05 AM]
WE tv's Newest Original Series "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" Premieres Friday, May 30 at 9PM ET/PT
Said cast includes Jenni "JWoww" Farley & Roger Mathews, Trista & Ryan Sutter, Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley, Traci Braxton & Kevin Surratt and Tanisha Thomas & Clive Muir.

[04/14/14 - 07:02 AM]
"Everest Jump Live" to Air Live on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, May 11
Leading up to the event, Discovery will broadcast five nights of live programs from Everest beginning at 11:00/10:00c on Monday, May 5.

[04/14/14 - 06:48 AM]
Eli Roth's Supernatural Thriller "Hemlock Grove" Returns to Netflix for Second Season on Friday, July 11
All 10 episodes of the one-hour series will be available at launch in all territories where Netflix is available.

[04/14/14 - 06:01 AM]
VH1's "Hollywood Exes" and "La La's Full Court Life" Return Wednesday, May 7th
Shanna Moakler joins returning cast members Nicole Murphy, Mayte Garcia, Sheree Fletcher, Andrea Kelly, Jessica Canseco, and Shamicka Lawrence on the former series.

[04/14/14 - 06:00 AM]
Carol Burnett to Guest Star on Hallmark Channel Original Series, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
Burnett will guest star as the grandmother of irrepressible #POstable "Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson)," a core member of the quartet of untraditional mail detectives.

[04/13/14 - 08:36 PM]
Conan O'Brien Hosts an Epic 2014 "MTV Movie Awards" with a Record-Breaking Opening, Explosive Performances and Flaming Popcorn
Telecast from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, the evening celebrated fan-favorite movies with comedy, action, music and of course, Hollywood superstars.

[04/13/14 - 08:57 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Sprint Cup Puts FOX in Front
The network wins the night in adults 18-49 for the first time since January 25.

[04/13/14 - 08:38 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" with Host Seth Rogen Is the #1 Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Metered-Market Households and 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 12.

[04/12/14 - 12:34 PM]
ESPN Friday Masters Ratings, Audience, Rise from First Day
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, April 11.

[04/12/14 - 12:02 PM]
Disney Junior's "Give a Book, Get a Book" to Donate Up to One Million Books to U.S. Communities in Need
The initiative also includes public service announcements, free storytime events at Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Disney Store locations, and interactive Radio Disney events.

[04/12/14 - 08:53 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with ABC
Plus: FOX closes in on both networks among adults 18-49 with the return of "Kitchen Nightmares."

[04/12/14 - 08:50 AM]
"Hannibal" Retains 100% of Its 18-49 Rating from the Prior Week and Is Up Week to Week in Total Viewers by 10%
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 11.

[04/12/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday for the 2nd Week in a Row with "Shark Tank" as the Top-Rated TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 11.

[04/12/14 - 08:25 AM]
Maria Taylor Named to SEC Network Lineup
She'll serve as studio host as well as be a sideline reporter for SEC football games and an analyst for volleyball and select women's basketball contests.

[04/11/14 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 11
Updates include: Shaun Evans departs Amazon's "The Cosmopolitans"; Leonard Roberts to return for VH1's "Drumline: A New Beat"; and Emily Bergl to guest on CBS's "Elementary."

[04/11/14 - 08:01 PM]
Video: "MTV Movie Awards Takeover" Exclusively Debuts a Clip from "Blended"
Hosted by comedian and late night host Conan O'Brien, the "2014 MTV Movie Awards" will air live on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/11/14 - 04:07 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," "Scandal" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for USA's "Suits," Investigation Discovery's "Evil Twins" and MTV's "The Challenge: Free Agents."

[04/11/14 - 03:56 PM]
Syfy Dives Into "The Expanse" with Straight-to-Series Greenlight for Epic Space Opera Produced by Alcon Television Group
The 10-episode series is based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

[04/11/14 - 02:05 PM]
Performers Announced for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Including Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic
They will all join the previously announced Jason Derulo on the live awards show, airing May 18 on ABC.

[04/11/14 - 02:00 PM]
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," Featuring a Backdoor Pilot for the FBI's Cyber Crime Division, Airs Wednesday, April 30 on CBS
Patricia Arquette guest stars as Special Agent Avery Ryan from the Cyber Crime Division.

[04/11/14 - 01:12 PM]
Discovery Channel Announces "Everest: Live from Base Camp" with Five Nights of Live Programs from Everest Base Camp
The event will air live on the Discovery Channel in 224 countries and territories and simulcast on Science Channel and Discovery en Espanol in May.

[04/11/14 - 01:06 PM]
Fuse Presents "Global Invasion: Top 50 International Stars" Hosted by Rock Royalty Jack Osbourne Friday, April 18 at 8PM ET
The intercontinental roster features videos from artists who have dominated music charts worldwide including Drake, Rihanna, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, and Justin Bieber.

[04/11/14 - 11:57 AM]
Kids Try to Stay in the Game on Nick News with Linda Ellerbee "Sidelined: How Safe Are Kids' Sports?" Premiering Tuesday, April 15, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
In the half-hour special, kids from around the country share stories of the injuries they have endured playing the sport they love.

[04/11/14 - 11:52 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Airs Thursday, April 17 on ABC
The episode will also feature a never-before-seen "Scandal" blooper reel and the full anthology of Kimmel's Spanish-language spinoff of the hit show, "Escandalo."

[04/11/14 - 11:09 AM]
ESPN's Thursday Masters Telecast Attracts 2 Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10.

[04/11/14 - 10:38 AM]
First-Ever Crocheted Bus Invades New York City to Promote FX's New Series, "Fargo"
The double-decker bus features a crochet wrap that reflects the unique key art creative developed by renowned street artist, Olek.

[04/11/14 - 09:48 AM]
Spike TV Orders 20 Episodes of "Auction Hunters," The Network's Longest Running Original Non-Scripted Series
The fifth season of "Auction Hunters" will go into production this summer and debut this fall.







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[07/29/14 - 12:35 PM]
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[07/29/14 - 10:00 AM]
VH1 Picks Up "Hit the Floor" for a Third Season
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[07/29/14 - 09:17 AM]
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[07/29/14 - 09:06 AM]
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[07/29/14 - 08:54 AM]
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[07/29/14 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Goes Out on Top
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[07/29/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Wins Monday as "The Bachelorette" Closes with Its Biggest Audience This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 28.

[07/29/14 - 08:21 AM]
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee "Now Hear This! What If You Were Deaf?" Premieres Tuesday, Aug. 5, 8PM (ET/PT)
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[07/29/14 - 08:03 AM]
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Howard will work up to 10 Premier League games this season, serving as game analyst in the booth or in an on-site studio for the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.

[07/29/14 - 07:55 AM]
ESPN Networks Combine to Carry 82 Little League World Series Regional Games
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[07/29/14 - 07:45 AM]
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[07/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
espnW Builds on Themes from Acclaimed Nine for IX Series to Launch Innovative Knowledge Center
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[07/29/14 - 07:06 AM]
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[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
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[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.