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[04/25/14 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 25
Updates include: Joel Johnstone latest to join ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club"; David Franzoni brings "Nazareth" to FOX; and Mimi Kennedy upped to regular on CBS's "Mom."

[04/25/14 - 06:07 PM]
ABC on Track to Renew "The Goldbergs" for a Second Season
The Alphabet will showcase repeats of the series this summer on Wednesday nights.

[04/25/14 - 02:42 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: CBS Comedies Top Charts in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight," TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" and USA's "Sirens."

[04/25/14 - 12:48 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Posts Most-Watched UEFA Champions League Matches Ever
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23.

[04/25/14 - 12:30 PM]
Video: Life After the Golden Globes - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Watch a behind-the-scenes look at "true life" in the 99th precinct.

[04/25/14 - 11:32 AM]
Debut Date for "The Leftovers" Has Changed - Series Begins Its Ten-Episode Season Sunday, June 29 on HBO
The series, from Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, was previously slated to launch on June 15.

[04/25/14 - 10:01 AM]
Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg Join the Voice Cast of Disney's "The 7D," a Contemporary and Comedic Take on the Seven Dwarfs, Premiering Monday, July 7 on Disney XD
Joining the voice cast are Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg in the recurring roles of Crystal Ball and Magic Mirror, respectively.

[04/25/14 - 10:00 AM]
Sprint and the Chrysler Brand Power Hotly Anticipated Return of "24" Franchise as Official Sponsors of "24: Live Another Day"
The iconic pulse-pounding clock resets when "24: Live Another Day" premieres with a special two-hour television event Monday, May 5.

[04/25/14 - 09:41 AM]
"Bad Teacher," Good Ratings; Solid Premiere for New Comedy
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 24.

[04/25/14 - 08:45 AM]
"The Vampire Diaries," "Reign" Gain Week to Week
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, April 24.

[04/25/14 - 08:44 AM]
Hour-Long "Parks and Recreation" Season Finale Grows Versus the Prior Week by 11% in Adults 18-49 and 13% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 24.

[04/25/14 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Opens May Sweeps with a "Bang"
The Eye is the last night's top draw in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/25/14 - 08:23 AM]
"Black Box" Opens as ABC's Most-Watched 10pm Drama Debut Since "Nashville" in October 2012
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 24.

[04/25/14 - 08:03 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces the Semi-Finalists for "Live's Top Teacher Search" 2014
After receiving all of the nominations, "Live's" producers selected the 12 semi-finalists whose names were announced on today's show.

[04/25/14 - 07:45 AM]
Unprecedented Rise for BBC America's "Orphan Black" Season Two Premiere
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, April 19.

[04/25/14 - 07:37 AM]
Great American Country Picks Up Fourth Season of Hit Series "Farm Kings"
Scheduled to premiere this fall, the 10 new 60-minute episodes highlight the ups and downs of the King family's life on a Pittsburgh-area farm as they battle Mother Nature and continue to build their farm-associated small businesses.

[04/25/14 - 06:01 AM]
World Golf Hall-of-Famer Greg Norman Kicks Off Golf Channel's 2014 Season of "Playing Lessons," Premiering Tuesday, April 29
With episodes expanding to an hour, the new season kicks off with the Shark, as he and Sonders board Norman's private plane bound for Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Club in Great Exuma, Bahamas.

[04/24/14 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 24
Updates include: Sam Trammell to lead Amazon's "Cocked"; Warner Bros. Television shops "The Mentalist" outside CBS; and Larenz Tate tapped as regular on USA's "Rush."

[04/24/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 24
Next week tune in to see a special performance by judge and country superstar Keith Urban.

[04/24/14 - 08:07 PM]
Seth Meyers Named Host of "66th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
Award-winning director and producer Don Mischer will serve as executive producer, producing with Mischer will be Charlie Haykel and Julianne Hare.

[04/24/14 - 08:06 PM]
Exclusive: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Set for Encore Run Beginning Saturday, July 5
Said rebroadcasts will fill the void left by FOX's "Animation Domination High-Def" lineup, which signs off on June 28.

[04/24/14 - 07:31 PM]
"The Doctors" Celebrates 1000 Episodes with Stories of Viewers Whose Lives Were Saved by Watching the Show
"Since the show's debut in 2008, we've provided our viewers with the gold standard in health and wellness information," said Jay McGraw.

[04/24/14 - 03:30 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Programming and Partnerships at Annual Upfront Presentation
Returning series include "Being Mary Jane," "The Game" and "Real Husbands of Hollywood."

[04/24/14 - 03:25 PM]
Starz Original Drama "Flesh and Bone" Starts Production
Get your first look at the eight-episode series, which follows a young ballet dancer with a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.

[04/24/14 - 03:00 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family" Reclaims Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Marooned," Comedy Central's "TripTank" and VH1's "The Fabulous Life of..."

[04/24/14 - 02:48 PM]
Discovery Channel to Air "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" on Sunday, May 4
The 90-minute special will include unprecedented access and eyewitness accounts from the rescue and recovery efforts that took place after the avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall.

[04/24/14 - 02:00 PM]
MTV Announces Summer Schedule at 2014 Upfront Today Including: New Series, Returning Hits and New Music Documentary
Returning series include "Teen Wolf," "Ridiculousness," "Snooki & JWOWW," "Real World" and "Girl Code."

[04/24/14 - 12:51 PM]
"Rebel Road" Premieres on Discovery Channel Monday, April 28th at 10PM
The one-hour special follows a subculture of car mechanics who are building mind-blowing vehicles that look like something out of another place and time.

[04/24/14 - 12:32 PM]
ESPN Commentators for the 2014 NFL Draft
Round 1 will feature host Chris Berman joined by analysts Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr. and Ray Lewis, who will make his NFL Draft debut.

[04/24/14 - 11:46 AM]
The Final Season of "The Killing" Premieres Only on Netflix
Linden and Holder return for one final season exclusively on Netflix in all territories, August 1.

[04/24/14 - 11:35 AM]
"Food Network Star" Returns for Tenth Season with New Cast of Contenders and More Intense Culinary Challenges
The show's 10th season premieres Sunday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 11:34 AM]
USA Network Fans to Vote on Favorite Character-Driven "Suits" Episodes Ahead of Socially-Charged "Suits After Hours" Marathon on Friday, June 6
Said stunt is timed to premiere the show's fourth season launch on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/24/14 - 11:31 AM]
E! Special Compares the Latest in Celebrity Fashion and Beauty When "Who Wore It Better?" Premieres Wednesday, April 30th at 8:00 PM ET/PT Only on E!
Catt Sadler and George Kotsiopoulos host the half-hour special.

[04/24/14 - 11:28 AM]
Video: New Trailer for TBS's "CeeLo Green's The Good Life"
The newcomer launches Monday, June 23 at 10:30/9:30c on the network.

[04/24/14 - 11:20 AM]
Myles Turner, No. 2 Basketball Recruit, to Announce College Selection on ESPNU
Recruiting director Paul Biancardi, recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton and host Matt Schick will anchor the telecast.

[04/24/14 - 10:42 AM]
Video: TNT's "The Last Ship" - New Extended Trailer
The new drama, from executive producer Michael Bay, premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[04/24/14 - 10:40 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sees Year-to-Year Growth, Scoring Its Highest 18-49 Rating for a Week of Rebroadcasts in Nearly Three Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 10:30 AM]
truTV Unveils Designers Competing on the New Series "Motor City Masters"
Brooke Burns hosts the series, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 10:21 AM]
"Extinction Parade" Optioned By Legendary for TV
The project comes from New York Times Bestselling Author Max Brooks, who will be writing the pilot episode.

[04/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
Rising British Band Rixton to Perform on Monday, April 28 Live Telecast of "The Voice"
Coaches Shakira and Usher will perform a song with their respective teams on the Tuesday show.

[04/24/14 - 09:07 AM]
NBC Sports Group Presents Record 15.5 Hours of Kentucky Derby Coverage
NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN.

[04/24/14 - 08:50 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Builds On Its Lead-In by 10% in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos with "American Idol"
The network's mainstay is up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/24/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's #1 TV Show for Its 6th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 07:49 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Delivers the Show's Most-Watched-Ever Late-Night Telecast
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 07:20 AM]
Telemundo Grants NBCUniversal Entertainment & USA Network Options to Develop Two of Its Original Scripted Drama Series for English-Language Television
"The Lord of the Skies" and "Woman of Steel" are set up at Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions, respectively.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
Summer Is On! Travel Channel Celebrates the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Season with Its Annual "We Are Summer" Programming Event
"Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination," "Xtreme Waterparks," "Food Paradise," "Bikinis & Boardwalks" and "BBQ Crawl" are all back for new seasons.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
A&E Kicks Off Summer with the Return of Hit Drama Series "Longmire"
The series continues as the network's #1 original drama series of all time in total viewers with season two averaging 6 million, a record for any A&E drama season delivery (based on Live+7 viewing).

[04/23/14 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 23
Updates include: VH1 pulls the plug on its "Best Week Ever" revival; Meg Ryan to lend her voice to "How I Met Your Dad" at CBS; and HBO signs on for J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy."

[04/23/14 - 06:56 PM]
ESPN's 2014 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
The 45th season will kick off with a doubleheader Monday, September 8 - New York Giants at Detroit Lions (7 p.m. ET) and San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT).







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[07/31/14 - 01:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Premieres Ray Donovan Webisodes "Behind the Fix" Starring Steven Bauer and Katherine Moennig
Fans will get an inside look on how Ray's (Liev Schreiber) team pulls off their "fixes," woven directly from the plotlines on screen.

[07/31/14 - 01:13 PM]
College Football: ESPN's Game and Studio Roster Includes More Than 100 On-Air Commentators
The lineup is highlighted by announcers with familiar and new assignments, the addition of former coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis, and nationally recognized former SEC players and renowned sportscasters on SEC Network.

[07/31/14 - 12:20 PM]
Here Comes the Bride: A Duggar Wedding Unveiled in an All-New Season of "19 Kids & Counting"
The series returns with all-new episodes beginning Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/31/14 - 11:51 AM]
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Devours the World - Record-Setting 3.9 Million Total Viewers and 1.6 Million Adults 18-49 for Syfy Original Movie
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 30.

[07/31/14 - 11:40 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces the Start of Production on "The Christmas Shepherd" Starring Teri Polo and Martin Cummins
The film is part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, featuring traditional and classic Christmas films suitable for family audiences.

[07/31/14 - 11:15 AM]
Bravo Media Acquires "The Real Housewives of Melbourne" Premiering Sunday 8/3 at 12PM ET/PT with Back-to-Back Episodes
The 12-episode series follows the lavish lives of six successful Melbourne socialites as they live life on their own terms and enjoy the pampered and cultured lifestyle that the "world's most liveable city" has to offer.

[07/31/14 - 11:11 AM]
FOX Sports Tees Up Faxon & Fay for 2015 USGA Championships Coverage Team
Eight-time PGA TOUR winner Brad Faxon and former USGA executive director David Fay will serve as analysts alongside host Joe Buck, analyst Greg Norman and reporter/host Holly Sonders.

[07/31/14 - 10:56 AM]
"Tonight Show" Tops "Kimmel" and "Late Show" Combined for the Late-Night Ratings Week of July 21-25 in 18-49, Hitting a Five-Week High
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 21-25.

[07/31/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "BoJack Horseman" - New Trailer
The Netflix series - due on Friday, August 22 - features the voices of Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Paul F. Tompkins and Patton Oswalt.

[07/31/14 - 10:00 AM]
E! Celebrates "Chelsea Lately" Throughout August with a Star Studded Run Up to the Live Finale on August 26th
As this groundbreaking show ends, E!'s "Queen of Late Night" will welcome some of the biggest names in Hollywood throughout the month of August, as well as some of Chelsea's fabulous friends.

[07/31/14 - 09:56 AM]
BBC America Announces Special Programming and Nationwide Theatrical Events to Launch "Doctor Who's" First Season Starring Peter Capaldi
Chris Hardwick will host "Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show" at 7:30pm ET and "Doctor Who: After Who Live" at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of "Intruders" on August 23.

[07/31/14 - 09:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Too Cute! Pint Sized" Delivers Double the Cute in Half the Time, Beginning August 16, at 8 PM ET/PT
Each episode focuses on two litters of the world's most delightful darlings, and with pint-sized episodes, the best moments of the first eight weeks of life are packed into one extra-cuddly half hour.

[07/31/14 - 09:10 AM]
Brady Quinn Joins FOX Sports for College Football & NFL Coverage
In the booth, Quinn pairs with two veteran play-by-play announcers, teaming with Tim Brando for college games and Dick Stockton when on NFL assignment.

[07/31/14 - 09:01 AM]
Cornell Bhangra Wins "Today's Got Talent" Contest, Joins the Top 48 Acts on NBC's "America's Got Talent"
The act will join the quarter-final rounds on "AGT" and perform live Tuesday, August 12 for the chance to win the $1 million prize.

[07/31/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Taxi Brooklyn" Sets Series Records in 18-49 and Total Viewers in Its Sixth Week on the Schedule
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 30.