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[05/05/14 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 5 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Netflix to renew "Orange Is the New Black"; Alex Roe tapped as lead in ABC Family's "Unstrung"; and Damon Wayans, Jr. to return as regular on FOX's "New Girl."

[05/05/14 - 06:54 PM]
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel Date, Time and Network Changes
"Looking for Mr. Right," "When Sparks Fly," "For Better or For Worse," "My Boyfriend's Dogs," "The Memory Book" and "Wedding Planner Mystery" are among the affected titles.

[05/05/14 - 06:17 PM]
Video: "Gang Related" - "Torn" Series Trailer
The Ramon Rodriguez-led newcomer premieres Thursday, May 22 at 9:00/8:00c on FOX.

[05/05/14 - 06:03 PM]
Video: "Gotham" - Official Extended Trailer
Watch the official two-minute trailer for the series, which stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith.

[05/05/14 - 04:33 PM]
Video: "Beauty and the Beast" - Arrested Trailer
Get your first look the show's summer premiere, airing Monday, June 2 at 9:00/8:00c on The CW.

[05/05/14 - 04:22 PM]
NBC to Bump "Believe," "Crisis" on Sunday, May 18 for "The Women of SNL" Encore
Said development means both dramas won't air again until Sunday, May 25.

[05/05/14 - 02:56 PM]
International Music Superstar Jennifer Lopez to Receive Icon Award at 2014 Billboard Music Awards
The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/05/14 - 02:47 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Keep Top Spots
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Continuum," WE tv's "Marriage Boot Camp" and TLC's "I Found the Gown."

[05/05/14 - 02:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 5 - FOX Orders Batman Prequel "Gotham" to Series
Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue star in the project, an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes.

[05/05/14 - 02:26 PM]
WGN America's Spellbinding Drama "Salem" Renewed for Second Season
The 13-episode second season will begin production later this year for a 2015 debut.

[05/05/14 - 02:17 PM]
15.3 Million Watch 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 3.

[05/05/14 - 01:30 PM]
Comedy Series "The Comeback," Starring Lisa Kudrow, Returns to HBO This Fall
When the series returns as a new six-episode limited series this fall, Valerie thinks she has it all figured out this time. She doesn't.

[05/05/14 - 01:23 PM]
Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Pictures Unite for "Edge of Tomorrow" Expansive Promotion
The promotion leads into the film's domestic release on June 6.

[05/05/14 - 12:49 PM]
Showtime(R) Free Preview Weekend Available to 74 Million Homes Starting Friday, May 9
Highlights include the highly-anticipated premiere of the new drama series "Penny Dreadful" on Sunday, May 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/05/14 - 12:37 PM]
OWN's Top-Rated "The Haves and the Have Nots" Returns with All-New Episodes on Tuesday, May 27 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
OWN has ordered 20 additional episodes for a total of 56 through 2015.

[05/05/14 - 12:04 PM]
CW Seed Debuts "LA Rangers" and "Whose Line Is It Minis"
Also on tap is "Play It Again, Dick," starring Ryan Hansen as himself, as he begs, cajoles, and pleads with his former "Veronica Mars" castmates and friends to help him get his character, Dick Casablancas, his own spin-off show.

[05/05/14 - 11:53 AM]
Radio Disney Live! Events for Kids and Families Scheduled Across the U.S. May 17 - September 20
Among the stars scheduled in various markets are Olivia Holt ("I Didn't Do It"), Leo Howard ("Kickin' It"), Billy Unger ("Lab Rats") and Jake Short ("Mighty Med").

[05/05/14 - 11:15 AM]
Six Days to Championship Sunday: Second-Place Liverpool Visit Crystal Palace Today at 3PM ET on NBCSN
Lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White is joined by Lee Dixon for the call from Selhurst Park.

[05/05/14 - 11:11 AM]
Team Coco to Launch Comedy Record Label in June With Debut Album from Comedian Ian Edwards
The concept for the new record label was born of an organic desire to help shine a spotlight on rising comedians while allowing them more creative control and a greater stake in the success of the release.

[05/05/14 - 10:15 AM]
"Payne," A One-Hour Special Commemorating the Life of Payne Stewart, To Premiere on NBC and Golf Channel
"Payne" will premiere Sunday, June 8 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC and Monday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, leading into the week of the 2014 U.S. Open Championship.

[05/05/14 - 09:56 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Scandal" Finale Emerges as the Week's #1 TV Show Outright in Adults 18-49 and Builds to Series Highs
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[05/05/14 - 09:48 AM]
Spike TV Greenlights Epic Six-Hour Scripted Event Series "Tut"
"Tut" reveals, for the first time on television, the story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history.

[05/05/14 - 09:45 AM]
"Big Rig Bounty Hunters" Returns to History(R) Thursday, May 22 at 10 PM ET/PT
History is heading back to the open road and taking viewers on a wild ride with six teams of colorful characters, in Texas and Ohio, as they race against time and each other to retrieve hijacked rigs and cargo.

[05/05/14 - 09:23 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Dives Beneath the Breathtaking Blue Waters of the Caribbean Sea to Uncover Potential Disastrous Threats
The world premiere special, "Caribbean's Deadly Underworld with Bob Ballard," premieres Sunday, May 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/05/14 - 09:14 AM]
Everett Bradley, Who Tours with the Legendary E Street Band, Joins "The Meredith Vieira Show" Jon Harris to Serve as the New Daytime Show's Announcer
Plus: Geoff Rosen and Matthew Strauss have been named Co-Executive Producers for the daytime show which has now been sold to local stations in 98% of the U.S.

[05/05/14 - 09:07 AM]
One Young Woman's Journey Begins in the Series Premiere of "Chasing Life," Airing Tuesday, June 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT on ABC Family
The series stars Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Aisha Dee, Richard Brancatisano and Haley Ramm.

[05/05/14 - 09:06 AM]
Ezra's Life Hangs in the Balance in the Season Five Premiere of "Pretty Little Liars," Premiering Tuesday, June 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC Family
Fans can prepare for the return to Rosewood in an all-day marathon starting at 11:00 AM (ET/PT) and running up to the one-hour season premiere.

[05/05/14 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Wins 2nd Straight Sunday and Is the Only Net Up Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 4.

[05/05/14 - 08:33 AM]
"Crisis" Maintains Its 18-49 Rating Week to Week and Matches Its Top Rating Since April 13
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 4.

[05/05/14 - 08:33 AM]
Miranda Lambert Leads the "2014 CMT Music Awards" Nominations with Six
Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan follow with five nominations each, while Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are tied with four nominations.

[05/05/14 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Second Consecutive Week
"Resurrection" and "Revenge" both post gains for the Alphabet among adults 18-49.

[05/05/14 - 07:53 AM]
Bounce TV Announces New Series & Series Renewals
Newcomers "Mann & Wife" and "Sisters" will join returning series "Family Time" and "Off The Chain."

[05/05/14 - 07:21 AM]
NFL Star Athletes Voice Their Animated Personas in NFL Rush Zone, "Draft Special," Premiering Wed., May 7, at 8:30 P.M. ET on Nicktoons
Guest stars in the one-hour installment include Nick Mangold, Eric Fisher, Robert Griffin III, Michael Irvin and Cris Collinsworth.

[05/05/14 - 06:36 AM]
FOX Gives Fans a Front Row Seat at Second Annual "Fanfront" on New York City Monday, May 12
Andy Samberg, Mindy Kaling, Zooey Deschanel, Jane Lynch, Will Forte, David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel are among those slated to appear.

[05/05/14 - 06:06 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Top Rated Original Primetime Series "When Calls the Heart" Earns a Second Season Renewal
Since its premiere on January 11, the series has consistently rated top five in its Saturday night timeslot and has been seen by more than 12.3 million unduplicated viewers.

[05/04/14 - 09:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Keep NBC in Front
The Peacock's Saturday edition is last night's most-watched program.

[05/04/14 - 08:45 AM]
With Its First Original In Three Weeks, "SNL" Retains 100% of Its Prior Rating in Metered Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 3.

[05/03/14 - 06:36 PM]
Video: Watch Highlights from the "24: Live Another Day" World Premiere Event at the Intrepid in New York City
The series returns with a two-hour premiere this Monday, May 5 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

[05/03/14 - 04:17 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Shark Tank" Victory
Last night's installment jumps nearly 30% from a week ago among adults 18-49.

[05/03/14 - 11:18 AM]
NBA Playoffs Game 7 Doubleheader Sunday on ABC: Nets-Raptors, Mavericks-Spurs
"NBA Countdown" precedes the doubleheader at 12:30 p.m. on ABC with guest host Michelle Beadle and analysts Doug Collins, Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons.

[05/03/14 - 09:05 AM]
"Grimm" Is Up 17% Versus Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 5% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 2.

[05/03/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins 5th Straight Friday with Its Top Rating Since November 2012 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 2.

[05/02/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 2
Updates include: Ray Romano joins Martin Scorsese's new drama pilot at HBO; Meera Rohit Kumbhani cast in FOX's "Weird Loners"; and "Grey's Anatomy" quartet to return for two more years.

[05/02/14 - 02:41 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang," "Grey's Anatomy" Lead Demo Pack
Plus: numbers for A&E's "The Killer Speaks," Investigation Discovery's "Dates from Hell" and USA's "Sirens."

[05/02/14 - 12:50 PM]
Video: Official Trailer Released for Starz' Original Series "Outlander"
Based on Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books, the series launches this summer.

[05/02/14 - 12:31 PM]
Blake Shelton to Perform "My Eyes" on Monday, May 5 Live Telecast of "The Voice"
Shelton, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, will be joined by former "Voice" artists Gwen Sebastian, who was a member of Team Blake during the show's second season in 2012.

[05/02/14 - 12:04 PM]
ABC News Coverage for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil - Cross-Platform Reporting from Brazil begins Thursday, June 12
ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff will report for ESPN across all platforms and will contribute to ABC News reports along with ESPN Correspondents Jeremy Schaap and Julie Foudy.

[05/02/14 - 11:53 AM]
"The Chew's" Michael Symon Plays "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" on Friday, May 9, 2014
All week (May 5-9), "Millionaire" will donate $10,000 to CMN Hospitals each time a contestant makes it into the second round of the game (questions 11-14).

[05/02/14 - 11:32 AM]
ESPN Names Reporters for FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Julie Foudy, Jeremy Schaap, John Sutcliffe, Bob Woodruff and ESPN Brazil's Rubens Pozzi will appear on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC during pre-match, halftime and post-match shows, and more!

[05/02/14 - 11:25 AM]
History's "Vikings" Conquers Season Two Finale with 3.4 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Thursday, May 1.







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[07/23/14 - 01:02 PM]
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[07/23/14 - 12:00 PM]
IDW Entertainment and UCP to Develop "Night Mary" as a Live-Action Series
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[07/23/14 - 11:51 AM]
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[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
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[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
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[07/23/14 - 11:32 AM]
The Cycle 21 Premiere of "America's Next Top Model" Moves Up to August 18
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[07/23/14 - 10:54 AM]
USA Network and Wattpad Forge First of Its Kind Partnership to Release a Prequel to "Dig" in Advance of the Drama's Fall Premiere
The 12-part serialized prequel is written by the "Dig" writers and can be accessed via the Wattpad app, and on Wattpad.com.

[07/23/14 - 10:47 AM]
CBS Corporation and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Announce the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Will Remain in New York
The agreement includes a commitment by CBS for approximately 200 New York-based jobs to support the daily program's year-round production schedule.

[07/23/14 - 10:22 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" Launches on Network Television with Primetime Special "Under the Lights" on Wednesday, Sept. 10 on CBS
The one-hour special will also encore on NFL Network the following Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/23/14 - 10:10 AM]
Syfy Unleashes a Category 5 Marketing Storm Behind "Sharknado 2: The Second One"
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[07/23/14 - 09:13 AM]
TV One Presents the Network Premiere Movie "Girlfriends' Getaway" on August 30 at 8PM/ET
Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins star in the project, which was shot entirely on location in Trinidad.

[07/23/14 - 09:10 AM]
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[07/23/14 - 09:02 AM]
Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group Team Up to Bring Barclays Premier League 2014-15 Soccer Season to Select U.S. Cinemas
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[07/23/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC wins the night among adults 18-49, more than doubling second place ABC.

[07/23/14 - 08:25 AM]
Sheryl Crow, Blondie and Lindsey Stirling Headline Ovation's Hit Original Series, "Song by Song"
The series continues its focus on music legends with new episodes featuring such A-list sensations Sheryl Crow, BLONDIE and Lindsey Stirling.