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[04/30/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 30
Updates include: Michael McKean joins AMC's "Better Call Saul"; Terry Crews tapped as new host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"; and Zoe Jarman to depart FOX's "The Mindy Project."

[04/30/14 - 03:58 PM]
Nation's Top Firehouse Dog to Appear on NBC's "Chicago Fire" May 6
In October 2013, Smokey was named the winner of the "Chicago Fire" Top Dog Competition on NBC's "Today," following a nationwide vote on Today.com.

[04/30/14 - 02:44 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demo Race, "NCIS" Leads Total Viewers
Plus: numbers for USA's "Playing House," Lifetime's "True Tori" and MTV's "Faking It."

[04/30/14 - 01:32 PM]
Florida Georgia Line to Perform at 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Florida Georgia Line is a finalist in four categories, including Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Country Song.

[04/30/14 - 01:04 PM]
History Greenlights 10 Episodes of "Pawnography"
The half-hour game show will be taped in front of a live studio audience and production on the series is slated to begin this May in Las Vegas.

[04/30/14 - 01:03 PM]
"Baseball Tonight" Hits the Green Carpet for Hollywood Premiere of Disney's "Million Dollar Arm"
Karl Ravech will serve as host alongside ESPN analyst and Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian.

[04/30/14 - 01:02 PM]
Jerrod Carmichael to Headline His First Stand-Up Comedy Special for HBO, To Be Taped Next Month, With Spike Lee Directing, Produced by Funny or Die
Scheduled to debut later this year, the special will be taped at The Comedy Store in Hollywood on May 7.

[04/30/14 - 12:40 PM]
The Players Championship - A Special Week on Golf Channel and NBC
The Players Championship will offer marquee viewing on Golf Channel and NBC with nearly 100 hours of combined live coverage during tournament week, May 5-11.

[04/30/14 - 12:39 PM]
Syfy Digital Announces New Transmedia Storytelling Initiatives Across Social, Second Screen and Digital Experiences
Syfy also announced its first original digital comedy series "Underlings," a workplace comedy that brings viewers inside a criminal organization.

[04/30/14 - 12:31 PM]
Syfy Announces Diverse New Unscripted Reality Slate - Docuseries About Billionaires, Horror Houses, Pyrotechnics and Confronting the Apocalypse
The seven projects include docuseries about family run horror houses and a special effects pyrotechnics company.

[04/30/14 - 12:27 PM]
Syfy to Develop Frank Miller's Comic Book Series "Ronin" and Jonathan Hickman's Graphic Novel "Pax Romana" as Miniseries
Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are penning the latter project, with Hickman himself serving as a co-executive producer.

[04/30/14 - 12:27 PM]
"Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed" Is Comedy Central's Most-Watched Stand-Up Special Since April 2013
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Sunday, April 27.

[04/30/14 - 12:23 PM]
Syfy Announces New Scripted Development Slate Featuring Adaptations of Graphic Novels "Clone" and "Letter 44," And Book Series "The Magicians"
Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and Jonathan Mostow are among the featured auspices.

[04/30/14 - 12:18 PM]
Syfy Announces New Comedic Docuseries "Town of the Living Dead" - Premieres Tuesday, October 7 at 10PM
The project follows a small Alabama town trying to complete their own independent zombie movie - which has been six years in the making.

[04/30/14 - 12:12 PM]
Syfy Continues Expansion of Original Drama Programming with New Space Adventure Drama Series "Killjoys"
The project comes from producers of "Orphan Black" (Temple Street Productions) and the creator of "Lost Girl" (Michelle Lovretta).

[04/30/14 - 12:05 PM]
Another City Will Face Total Destruction When "Sharknado 3" Premieres on Syfy in Summer 2015
This latest installment in the global pop culture sensation will once again be produced by The Asylum.

[04/30/14 - 11:16 AM]
Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") Will Star in New Syfy Original Event Series "Ascension"
Helfer will play the beautiful, manipulative and dangerous "Viondra Denniger."

[04/30/14 - 11:06 AM]
Competitive Cake Makers Chase Their Dreams with Jaw-Dropping, One-of-a-Kind Masterpieces in Season Four of TLC's "Next Great Baker"
Season four of the series rolls out Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/30/14 - 11:04 AM]
ESPN's Coverage of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana
The fight between Mayweather and Maidana will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

[04/30/14 - 10:55 AM]
Season to Date - ABC Scores Best Friday in 8 Years among Viewers and 7 Years among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for its Friday lineup for the season to date.

[04/30/14 - 10:31 AM]
Judge Judy Sheindlin Comes to Primetime in a One-Hour Special, "Judge Judy Primetime," to Be Broadcast Tuesday, May 20
The special includes new cases and takes a look at how Judge Judith Sheindlin transitioned from New York Family Court Judge to "Judge Judy."

[04/30/14 - 10:15 AM]
Crackle Unveils New Original Programming and Renews Three Hit Series at 2014 Digital Content NewFronts
Returning scripted series include dramas "Chosen" and "Cleaners."

[04/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
Bill Hader, Johnny Knoxville, Leslie Mann, Chris Rock, Patrick Stewart and More to Present at the "American Comedy Awards" on Thursday, May 8 on NBC
Plus: Craig Robinson and The Nasty Delicious will serve as house band for the "American Comedy Awards."

[04/30/14 - 09:57 AM]
VH1 Save the Music Foundation Brings the "fun." to New Haven Connecticut
Multi-instrumentalist and member of the Grammy Award-Winning band fun., Andrew Dost, will speak on the impact of music in his life and the importance of music education in schools.

[04/30/14 - 09:32 AM]
Catch Up on Season Two of Starz' Original Series "Da Vinci's Demons" with Memorial Day Weekend Marathon Starting Friday, May 23th at 8PM ET/PT
Viewers can also watch the entire second season (episodes 201 through 209) airing back-to-back on Saturday, May 31st beginning at 12pm ET/PT.

[04/30/14 - 09:32 AM]
"NCIS" and "Person of Interest" Post Growth in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 29.

[04/30/14 - 09:30 AM]
"Project Greenlight" Returns to HBO for a New Season with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Executive Producing
Adaptive Studios' Marc Joubert, TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles and Marshall Lewy, and Miramax's Zanne Devine will also serve as executive producers.

[04/30/14 - 09:24 AM]
Animal Planet's "Ice Cold Gold" Greenlights for Third Season on Heels of Highly Viewed Sophomore Campaign Following Frozen Treasure Hunting in Greenland
The new and third season returns in Winter 2015 with a slew of new episodes that explore the most remote, untouched pockets of Greenland for gold and precious gems.

[04/30/14 - 09:17 AM]
The Next Edition of E!'s Popular Series Goes Inside Scandalous Behavior in Tinseltown in "Secret Societies of Hollywood: Lies and Scandals"
Said installment premieres Thursday, May 15 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[04/30/14 - 09:08 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Series "Midnight Feast"
The network has also ordered two hour-long pilots, "Say It To My Face" and "Reverse Course."

[04/30/14 - 08:42 AM]
TLC Orders Eight More Episodes of "My Five Wives"
Plus: look for two special upcoming episodes, an "FAQ" and "Tell All," set to air in back-to-back weeks, Sunday, May 4 and May 11.

[04/30/14 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
Plus: "The Originals" and "Supernatural" post big week-to-week and year-to-year gains for The CW.

[04/30/14 - 08:34 AM]
Who's House? Rev Run Comes to Cooking Channel for Sunday Dinner in "Rev Run's Sunday Suppers"
The six-episode series launches Sunday, June 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[04/30/14 - 08:32 AM]
"The Goldbergs" Builds to a 6-Week High and Beats "New Girl" by a Best-Ever 60% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 29.

[04/30/14 - 08:21 AM]
NBCSN Posts Record April Viewership Bolstered by NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Premier League, Formula One & IndyCar
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/30/14 - 08:16 AM]
"The Voice" Is the No. 1 Show of the Night in the 18-49 Demo, Women 18-49 and Adults 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 29.

[04/30/14 - 08:08 AM]
Bravo Media's "The People's Couch" Premieres One Hour Special Tuesday, May 6 at 10PM ET/PT
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" "24: Live Another Day" and "Sex Sent Me to the ER" are among the featured series.

[04/30/14 - 07:14 AM]
2014 Franklin Templeton Shootout to Be First Professional Golf Event Broadcast on FOX
The multi-year, multi-platform rights agreement brings the Franklin Templeton Shootout to FOX and FOX Sports 1 exclusively beginning this December 11-13.

[04/30/14 - 07:08 AM]
MTV Launches Multi-Year Campaign to Help Youth Accelerate Fight Against Racial, Gender & LGBT Inequality
The campaign reflects Millennials' deep commitment to the principles of equality and fairness, while inviting them to look differently at subjects like privilege, prejudice and "colorblindness."

[04/30/14 - 06:36 AM]
TravelChannel.Com Greenlights Production for Nine New Web Series, Four Popular Web Series Return
The returning class includes "A Day in the Life," "Gear Guide," "Ghost Fit" and "Host's Hometown."

[04/30/14 - 06:36 AM]
Video: "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" - Watch a First Look at the Royally Wicked New Series!
FOX's latest reality entry premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/30/14 - 06:06 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Original Daytime Emmy(R)-Nominated Lifestyle Show, "Home & Family," Will Invite Viewers in for a Third Season
The fun and informative two-hour lifestyle program, currently in its second season on the network, is co-hosted by Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare.

[04/30/14 - 05:35 AM]
Acura Drives Four More Seasons with Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
This new deal is for seasons six, seven, eight and nine of the series and will begin following the previously announced fourth and fifth seasons of the show, which are set to launch early this summer and fall respectively.

[04/30/14 - 05:33 AM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched April Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/30/14 - 05:31 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Packs Its Knives and Heads to Boston for Season 12
Chef'testants will battle it out knife-to-knife in the "Birthplace of the American Revolution" to see if they have what it takes to earn the title and culinary bragging rights.

[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."







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.