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[04/29/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 29
Updates include: Kenneth Mitchell joins "Astronauts Wives Club" at ABC; John Singleton brings "Snowfall" to Showtime; and Naya Rivera to be written out of "Glee's" season finale.

[04/29/14 - 07:14 PM]
FOX Cancels Freshman Drama "Almost Human"
The news comes despite the newcomer being the network's number two drama this season in adults 18-49.

[04/29/14 - 04:50 PM]
Grammy Award Winner Gwen Stefani Named Coach on Season Seven of NBC's "The Voice"
She'll join fellow newcomer Pharrell Williams as well as returning judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

[04/29/14 - 03:20 PM]
TLC Delivers Again with Best April Prime Performance in a Decade Among W25-54, P2+, and HH
TLC spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/29/14 - 02:58 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Continues Its Demo Win Streak
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Black Ink Crew," Discovery's "Rebel Road" and TBS's "Bam's Bad Ass Game Show."

[04/29/14 - 02:35 PM]
NBC Nixes "American Dream Builders" on Sunday, May 11 for Expanded "Dateline"
A two-hour edition of the newsmagazine will now serve as the lead-in for night one of "Rosemary's Baby."

[04/29/14 - 02:25 PM]
USA's "NO MORE Excuses" SVU Marathon Drives Double Digit Ratings Increases & Traffic Surges for Coalition Partners
USA spins the numbers for Sunday, April 27.

[04/29/14 - 02:13 PM]
"Naked and Afraid" and "Motor Mondays" Drive Discovery Channel to Best April in Key Demos in Four Years
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/29/14 - 01:39 PM]
Destination America Records Best Month Ever in Prime and Total Day
Destination America spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/29/14 - 01:16 PM]
Rosie O'Donnell Returns to ABC Family's Hit Drama Series "The Fosters"
She will appear in two episodes to air in August, reprising her role as Rita Henricks.

[04/29/14 - 01:14 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Five Finalists in "Live's Top Teacher Search"
All five will travel to "Live's" New York City studio to appear on the show during "Top Teacher Week," May 12-16.

[04/29/14 - 01:05 PM]
"Star Wars Rebels" Trailer Debuts Worldwide on Star Wars Day Sunday, May 4th
In the U.S., Disney XD will feature the "Star Wars Rebels" trailer during the premiere of LEGO's "Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles" at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/29/14 - 12:53 PM]
Disney Channel Is TV's #1 Total Day Network for the 36th-Consecutive Month in Kids 6-11 and 48th-Straight Month in Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[04/29/14 - 12:52 PM]
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards" Delivers 3.2 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as April's #1 TV Telecast in Major Youth Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 27.

[04/29/14 - 11:23 AM]
Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair of USA's New Comedy "Playing House" Invite Fans to Join Their Tweet-a-lanche on Premiere Night April 29
Fans can experience the lead up to premiere night by following the official show handle @PlayingHouseUSA as well as the stars' handles @Jessica_StClair and @lennonparham.

[04/29/14 - 11:18 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights New Scripted Drama Series "The Returned" from A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America
Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel") wrote the first episode, and he and Raelle Tucker ("True Blood") will write and executive produce the series.

[04/29/14 - 11:09 AM]
Starz Greenlights Two Seasons of New MRC Original Series "Blunt Talk" from the Minds of Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames
"Blunt Talk" is a character-driven comedy revolving around Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart), a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news.

[04/29/14 - 11:04 AM]
TVGN Announces 2014-2015 Upfront Slate Featuring More Than 400 Hours of Original Programming
The network's lineup will include six original series and four primetime specials, plus exclusive cable premieres of signature event programming airing on the CBS Television Network.

[04/29/14 - 10:57 AM]
TBS and TNT Score Major Victories in the Ratings Race for April 2014
Turner further spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/29/14 - 10:55 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: No Stopping Demo Reign of "Game of Thrones"
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed," Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" and Investigation Discovery's "Unusual Suspects."

[04/29/14 - 10:50 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NASCAR, NBA Playoffs Top Charts
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell," Lifetime's "Starving in Suburbia" and Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat."

[04/29/14 - 10:42 AM]
"The Voice" and "The Blacklist" Account for Three of the Top Five Big 4 Primetime Programs for the Week of April 21-27
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[04/29/14 - 10:41 AM]
ABC Wins 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49 with 7 of the Top 20 TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[04/29/14 - 10:40 AM]
Slam Dunk: TBS & TNT Win April Ratings with #1 Rankings
Turner spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/29/14 - 10:28 AM]
Bravo Media Heats Up June with Four New Sizzling Series Premieres
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding," "Ladies of London," "Untying the Knot" and "Million Dollar Listing Miami" are all on tap in the coming weeks.

[04/29/14 - 10:27 AM]
American Heroes Channel Announces AHC Films, A New Programming Destination for Non-Fiction Documentary Films
Making its debut on Memorial Day, AHC Films will kick off with the GI Film Festival Best Documentary Feature "Chosin" by filmmakers Brian Iglesias and Anton Sattler.

[04/29/14 - 10:03 AM]
OWN Renews Popular Saturday Night Docu-Series "Raising Whitley" for Second Season and Orders New Episodes of "Deion's Family Playbook"
"These two shows have been solid performers for OWN on Saturday nights and we're excited to bring them back with all new episodes," said Erik Logan.

[04/29/14 - 10:03 AM]
NBCUniversal Dedicates West Coast News Center to Distinguished NBC News Journalist Tom Brokaw
"The name Tom Brokaw is synonymous with integrity, passion and a commitment to getting the story right," said Steve Burke.

[04/29/14 - 10:03 AM]
Lifetime to "Bring It!" Even More - Strong Ratings Growth Drives Network to Order 10 Additional Episodes of Hit Docuseries
Lifetime also will air the hour-long bonus episode "Bring It! Miss D Breaks It Down" on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/29/14 - 09:58 AM]
2014 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships Production Plans Set for Golf Channel's Inaugural Coverage
Golf Channel will dedicate its full suite of production resources to the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, featuring nine hours of live tournament coverage from Prairie Dunes Country Club.

[04/29/14 - 09:38 AM]
CBS Streaks to Eighth Consecutive Weekly Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[04/29/14 - 09:20 AM]
CMT Launches Exclusive Album Stream of "The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 2" Today on CMT Artists
The advance stream includes all 21 songs from the upcoming release.

[04/29/14 - 09:01 AM]
Denver Broncos Quarterback and 2014 NFL MVP Peyton Manning to Visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Monday, May 5
This will be Manning's first talk show interview since Super Bowl XLVII, when the Broncos were defeated by the Seattle Seahawks 43-8.

[04/29/14 - 08:36 AM]
Destination America Rings the Backyard BBQ Dinner Bell with a Serving of "Meat Week" Beginning on Memorial Day
Highlights include the launch of "BBQ Pit Wars" on Monday, May 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/29/14 - 08:33 AM]
"Castle" Marks 5-Month High in Viewers and 3-Month High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 28.

[04/29/14 - 08:32 AM]
"The Voice" Is the #1 Show of the Night in Adults 18-49 and Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, April 28.

[04/29/14 - 08:29 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Ties "Dr. Phil" as the Week's No. 1 Syndie Talker in Women 25-54 and Ranks No. 2 in Homes and Viewers
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/29/14 - 08:26 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes Top 10 for the Fifth Time in Six Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 27.

[04/29/14 - 08:23 AM]
Countdown to Championship Sunday: Everton Host Third-Place Manchester City on CNBC Sat., May 3, at 12:30 PM ET
Lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White is joined by Lee Dixon for the call from Goodison Park.

[04/29/14 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Demos for Third Straight Week
Plus: "Mike & Molly" on CBS and "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC see big gains from last week in adults 18-49.

[04/29/14 - 08:03 AM]
MTV and Logo TV to Simultaneously Air "Trans Teen" Doc with Laverne Cox as Host in Fall
This one-hour documentary will take viewers inside the lives of four trans youth - young people who, until recently, may not have even felt safe sharing their lives with others.

[04/29/14 - 07:46 AM]
Roger Mooking Turns Up the Heat in New Season of "Man Fire Food" on Cooking Channel
The show's sophomore run kicks off on Tuesday, June 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/29/14 - 07:06 AM]
Blythe and Her Furry Friends from the Popular Animated Series "Littlest Pet Shop," Return for a Third Season, May 31, On the Hub Network
Julie McNally Cahill, Tim Cahill, Kirsten Newland and Stephen Davis serve as executive producers for the series, which is produced by Hasbro Studios.

[04/29/14 - 06:45 AM]
SFX, Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and T-Mobile Take the Wraps Off a Groundbreaking Music Show "Ultimate DJ"
"We have been developing this concept for a while but our partnership with SFX has been a real game-changer for this format," said Simon Cowell.

[04/29/14 - 06:12 AM]
Ovation Raises the Curtain on "Big Ballet" - The New Limited Series Premieres Wednesday, May 28
Wayne Sleep, the shortest man ever to become principal dancer with London's Royal Ballet Company, and Monica Loughman, a Russian-trained prima ballerina, are determined to prove that grace and beauty can be found in untraditional sizes.

[04/29/14 - 03:01 AM]
"Totally Tracked Down" Comedic Reality Series Joins Reelz Lineup on Tuesday, May 6 at 11PM ET/8PM PT
Each episode spotlights one celebrity and follows TV junkie Marshall Jay Kaplan as he uses innovative and hilarious ways to meet the people who influenced them and visit the places that impacted their careers.

[04/28/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 28
Updates include: David Costabile bound for USA's "Dig"; HBO's "The Comeback" revival eyes production start; and Jake Weber joins the cast of AMC's "Hell on Wheels."

[04/28/14 - 05:10 PM]
Craig Ferguson Announces Plans to Step Down as Host of "The Late Late Show"
Said Ferguson, "CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are 'consciously uncoupling,' but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much."

[04/28/14 - 03:21 PM]
Yahoo Gives First Look at its New Video and Digital Content Programming
Yahoo today announced the first two original comedies in its new lineup of long-form shows.

[04/28/14 - 02:44 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Relative Insanity," TLC's "I Found the Gown" and Discovery's "Boss Hog."







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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.