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[05/07/14 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 7 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: TBS, TNT pass on remaining pilots; HGTV opts to not move forward with "Flip It Forward"; and Amy Paffrath to host VH1's "Dating Naked."

[05/07/14 - 07:31 PM]
"American Idol XIV" Announces Auditions in 15 Cities Across America
The series begins its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis, MN, on Wednesday, June 18.

[05/07/14 - 04:56 PM]
TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" Brings in Duggar-Sized Ratings
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 04:25 PM]
"Law & Order: SVU" Renewed for 16th Season
The current 15th season of "Law & Order: SVU" is averaging a 2.5 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers overall.

[05/07/14 - 04:24 PM]
TBS Orders New Sitcom "Your Family or Mine," Starring Kyle Howard, Kat Foster, Richard Dreyfuss and JoBeth Williams
Based on an enormously popular Israeli comedy from Keshet International, the series is being executive produced by Greg Malins.

[05/07/14 - 04:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 7 - FOX Passes on Comedy Pilots "Dead Boss," "Fatrick" & "No Place Like Home"
The network's two other comedy pilots - "Cabot College" and "Sober Companion" - still remain in consideration.

[05/07/14 - 04:00 PM]
FOX Cancels Freshman Trio of "Dads," "Enlisted" & "Surviving Jack"
The network has likewise pulled the plug on its new drama "Rake."

[05/07/14 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" #1 on Cable Among Both Persons and Men 25-54
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 03:30 PM]
NBCUniversal Presents Unprecedented Coverage of Premier League's "Championship Sunday" on May 11
NBCUniversal presents the most extensive and comprehensive "Championship Sunday" programming plans ever in the U.S. with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks.

[05/07/14 - 03:05 PM]
Season Two of Lifetime's Mesmerizing Series "Witches of East End" Summoned to Return July 6
Christian Cooke joins the cast as a new series regular this season, airing Sundays at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/07/14 - 02:53 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice," "NCIS" Once Again Top Demos, Viewers
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Alaskan Bush People," USA's "Playing House" and BET's "Comic View."

[05/07/14 - 02:19 PM]
TBS Greenlights "Buzzy's," Workplace Comedy from Creators of "Will & Grace"
Ashley Tisdale, Mike Castle, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Pinkston, Matt Cook and George Wendt star in the project, which has a 10-episode order.

[05/07/14 - 02:00 PM]
Softball: ESPN to Televise Five Conference Championship Games; Entire SEC Tournament
ESPN will televise five conference championship games and the entire SEC tournament between Wednesday, May 7, and Sunday, May 11, while ESPN3 will carry up to an additional 21 conference tournament games.

[05/07/14 - 01:10 PM]
TNT Greenlights Edward Burns' 1960s-Set Police Drama "Public Morals," From Amblin Television and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg
The series centers on New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice threaten to get the better of them.

[05/07/14 - 12:48 PM]
History Goes Full Throttle in New Series "Biker Battleground Phoenix"
The network's latest reality entry will premiere Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/07/14 - 12:40 PM]
Oxygen Media Expands Development Slate with Five Vibrant New Projects Targeting Young Women
Tapping into young, modern woman, the projects include "Sister Witches," focusing on three sisters in their twenties who practice witchcraft.

[05/07/14 - 12:26 PM]
TNT Greenlights Supernatural Drama "Proof," Starring Jennifer Beals
Matthew Modine and Joe Morton also star in the project, from executive producer Kyra Sedgwick.

[05/07/14 - 11:58 AM]
The Hub Network Renews "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" for a Fifth Season
The network has ordered 26 episodes for season five.

[05/07/14 - 11:57 AM]
TBS Greenlights Steve & Nancy Carell's Police Procedural Satire "Angie Tribeca" (working title), Starring Rashida Jones
Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen also star in the 10-episode series.

[05/07/14 - 11:51 AM]
"Key and Peele" Showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel to Head Up TV Land Comedy Pilot "Teachers"
The project revolves around six elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America's youth, but they don't really seem to have their own lives together at all.

[05/07/14 - 11:48 AM]
Formula One Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix, Auctions America from Auburn Highlight More Than 25 Hours of Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBCSN
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Spanish Grand Prix, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett.

[05/07/14 - 11:29 AM]
Production Has Begun on the Starz Original Series "Survivor's Remorse"
The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20's who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team.

[05/07/14 - 11:11 AM]
Terry Crews Named New Host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
In addition, seasoned game show and television producer James Rowley has joined the show as executive producer.

[05/07/14 - 11:03 AM]
Second Annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge to be Played over Four Days this December
The early-season men's basketball event showcasing all 10 Big 12 teams and 10 of the 14 SEC programs will be played over four days from December 3-6.

[05/07/14 - 10:56 AM]
Country Music Superstars Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Debut New Duet Live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards
The two singers the previously announced performers 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic and Pitbull.

[05/07/14 - 10:55 AM]
ABC News Announces the Return of TV's Most Acclaimed Real Life Hospital Series from the Award-Winning Producers of "Hopkins," "Boston Med," and "NY Med"
"NY Med" returns with an eight-part series beginning Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/07/14 - 10:48 AM]
"Fargo's" Live+7 Numbers Are Killer!
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[05/07/14 - 10:32 AM]
Celebrate Mother's Day with TV Land's "The Golden Girls" Marathon!
Tune in for the Mom-athon event this Sunday, May 11 from 7pm-10pm ET/PT.

[05/07/14 - 09:59 AM]
HBO Renews "Vice" for Third and Fourth Seasons
Season three will debut in 2015 with 14 episodes, and season four will debut in 2016.

[05/07/14 - 09:40 AM]
Chris Lambton Takes the Reins on DIY Network's "Yard Crashers" While Matt Blashaw Enjoys a Summer Holiday on HGTV's "Vacation House for Free"
Due to the demanding production schedule that requires Blashaw to be on location for extended periods, DIY Network will temporarily hand over hosting duties to Chris Lambton.

[05/07/14 - 09:39 AM]
Discovery Fit & Health Offers an Intimate Look Into the Mysterious Mind with Annual Psych Week Programming Event, Anchored by the Premiere of "Born Schizoprhenic: Jani and Bodhi's Journey" on May 26
Discovery Fit & Health packs its primetime schedule full of premieres each night of the week with programming that helps raise awareness of mental health.

[05/07/14 - 09:32 AM]
Glimpse Into the Lives of Tiny Creatures in New Discovery Special "Mini Monsters"
Peter Dinklage narrates the two-hour special, premiering Saturday, May 31 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/07/14 - 09:30 AM]
WE tv Responds to the Binge-Viewing Phenomenon with "Law & Order Build-A-Binge," Network Will Turn Itself Over to "Binging" Viewers Every Tuesday Night
This new effort may also expand to other shows on WE tv, including originals like "Braxton Family Values."

[05/07/14 - 09:29 AM]
"Shark Girl" - One-Hour Special to Premiere Sunday, June 15 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel(TM)
Madison Stewart is an inspiring young woman with a passion to protect the creatures most people fear: sharks.

[05/07/14 - 09:24 AM]
IOC Awards Olympic Games Broadcast Rights to NBCUniversal Through to 2032
The agreement from 2021 to 2032 is valued at USD 7.65 billion, plus an additional USD 100 million signing bonus to be used for the promotion of Olympism and the Olympic values between 2015 and 2020.

[05/07/14 - 09:24 AM]
"NCIS" Finishes in Its Closest Competitive Position to "The Voice" in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 09:01 AM]
CMT's Bio-Series "Inside Fame" Returns to Television with the First In-Depth Profile of Superstar Duo and Five-Time "CMT Music Award" Nominees Florida Georgia Line on May 22
The duo skyrocketed to success in 2013, as their chart-topping, Platinum-certified Republic Nashville debut album "Here's to the Good Times" spawned more than 1.8 million copies sold to date and four consecutive #1 hits.

[05/07/14 - 08:49 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Scores Its Top Adults 18-49 Rating Since March 18 and Matches Its Best Rating Since January 7
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 08:34 AM]
ABC's "The Golbergs" Beats Fox's "New Girl" Finale/"Celebrity Wife Swap" Is Up 13% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 6.

[05/07/14 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Both Viewers, Demos Once Again
"NCIS: Los Angeles" is the only one of the Eye's three dramas up week-to-week in adults 18-49.

[05/07/14 - 08:25 AM]
"The Writers' Room" New Air Date & Time - Mondays at 11 PM ET/PT
Said change begins with the "Sons of Anarchy" installment, premiering this Monday, May 12.

[05/07/14 - 08:01 AM]
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Debuting May 31, Brings an All-Star Music Night to HBO
This year's inductees include Nirvana, The E Street Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, KISS, Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham.

[05/07/14 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Sports Brings Together Four of Nation's Most Storied Teams for New College Basketball Showcase
Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA will all participate in the event, debuting at the United Center in Chicago on December 20.

[05/07/14 - 07:48 AM]
TV One to Expand Hit "Diva" Franchise with Launch of New Series "Hollywood Divas"
Elise Neal, Golden Brooks, Paula Jai Parker, Countess Vaughn and Lisa Wu star in the series, which is currently in production in Los Angeles.

[05/07/14 - 07:46 AM]
ESPN's WBC World Heavyweight Championship Fight Coverage: Bermane Stiverne vs. Chris Arreola Live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes on Saturday, May 10
In addition, ESPN's live telecast of the fight on Saturday will include interviews featuring Arreola and Stiverne.

[05/07/14 - 07:13 AM]
Michael Sam to be Honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at "The 2014 ESPYS" on July 16
Currently a 2014 NFL Draft hopeful, Sam would be the first publicly gay player in the National Football League if signed by a team.

[05/07/14 - 06:38 AM]
MTV's "True Life: I'm a Gay Athlete" Explores the Lives of College Athletes Struggling to Find Acceptance in Competitive Sports Tonight at 11:30 PM ET/PT
The episode will provide an inside look at the lives of two college athletes as they are torn between their love of sports and the fear of coming out to their families and teammates about their sexuality.

[05/07/14 - 06:05 AM]
Man's Best Friend Leads One Woman to True Love When Erika Christensen Stars in "My Boyfriends' Dogs" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere September 6
Joyce DeWitt and Teryl Rothery also star in the film, based on the book of the same name by Dandi Daley Mackall.

[05/06/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Samantha Logan to topline ABC Family's "Recovery Road"; "The Mindy Project" to return with reduced episode order; and Comedy Central nabs FX's "Archer" repeats.

[05/06/14 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - FOX Orders 10 More Episodes of Multi-Camera Comedy "Mulaney"
The John Mulaney-led half-hour now has an initial order of 16 episodes at the network.







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[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
Bravo Media Debuts New Series "Below Deck Mediterranean" Launching Activations in New York City and Across Digital Platforms
The network kicks off the new installment of the hit series with a premiere day stunt in New York City, as well as with a "Below Deck Mediterranean" Lens on Snapchat.

[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
Surging VH1 Greenlights Weekly Topical Show with Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Powerhouse Amber Rose Slated to Premiere This Summer
Rose will conduct candid interviews with celebrity friends and lead provocative, entertaining and humorous conversations with guests about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.