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[05/09/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: ABC, NBC pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Casey Affleck to play Meriwether Lewis for HBO; Ryan Seacrest to return as host of FOX's "American Idol."

[05/09/14 - 09:41 PM]
ABC Renews "Nashville" for Third Season
The Alphabet caps the day by picking up the drama for the 2014-15 season.

[05/09/14 - 05:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - CBS Orders "CSI: Cyber" to Series
The Patricia Arquette-led spin-off is set to join the Eye's 2014-15 season lineup.

[05/09/14 - 04:57 PM]
Larry Wilmore to Host "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore" Weeknights at 11:30 P.M. Beginning January 2015 on Comedy Central(R)
Said Jon Stewart: "While Larry Wilmore is a brilliant comic and showrunner, this is all just a complicated ruse to get him to move to New York and turn him into a Knicks fan."

[05/09/14 - 04:00 PM]
The CW Reveals First Promotional Art for New Dramas
Get your first look at the promotional images for "The Flash," "iZOMBIE," "Jane the Virgin" and "The Messengers."

[05/09/14 - 02:40 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - "Bad Judge" Completes Series Orders at NBC for Today
Kate Walsh stars as wild child Rebecca Wright, knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of L.A.'s toughest and most respected criminal court judges.

[05/09/14 - 02:34 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN's NFL Draft Coverage Claims Top Demo Spot
Plus: numbers for FX's "Saint George," truTV's "Impractical Jokers" and WE tv's "Mary Mary."

[05/09/14 - 02:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - "Mission Control" Also Bound for Series at NBC
Krysten Ritter and Tommy Dewey star in the project, from executive producers Will Ferrell, David Hornsby, Adam McKay and Owen Burke.

[05/09/14 - 02:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Five Dramas, Two Comedies Kick Off Series Orders at CBS
Comedies "The McCarthys" and "The Odd Couple" will be joined by dramas "Battle Creek," "Madam Secretary," "Scorpion," "Stalker" and "NCIS: New Orleans."

[05/09/14 - 02:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - "One Big Happy" Set for Midseason at NBC
Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano star in the comedy, about best friends Lizzy (gay and a bit type-A) and Luke (straight and more laid back).

[05/09/14 - 01:34 PM]
NBC Reschedules "About a Boy," "Growing Up Fisher" Finales
"About a Boy" will wrap its freshman run with a one-hour finale on Tuesday, May 13 while "Growing Up Fisher" will sign off on Wednesday, May 28 with a one-hour swan song.

[05/09/14 - 01:05 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - "Secrets & Lies" Joins ABC's Drama Roster
The Ryan Phillippe-led drama was originally picked up with a 10-episode series commitment.

[05/09/14 - 12:32 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NFL Draft First Round: 9.9 Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/14 - 12:32 PM]
Freshmen "Believe," "Crisis" & "Growing Up Fisher" Don't Make the Cut at NBC
The aforementioned trio won't be getting second seasons from the Peacock.

[05/09/14 - 12:10 PM]
ABC Pulls the Plug on "Suburgatory," "Super Fun Night"
Both Wednesday comedies won't be back next season on the Alphabet.

[05/09/14 - 12:00 PM]
Disney XD Orders a Fourth Season of Hit Sci-Fi Comedy Series "Lab Rats"
2014 to date, "Lab Rats" is Disney XD's #1 series in Total Viewers and across its targeted Kid and Boy 2-11, 6-11, 6-14 and 9-14 demographics.

[05/09/14 - 11:42 AM]
NBC Cancels "Community," "Revolution"
Both series were widely considered on the bubble to return.

[05/09/14 - 11:40 AM]
"America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Bachelor" & "Shark Tank" All Due Back at ABC
The news marks the landmark 25th season for "America's Funniest Home Videos."

[05/09/14 - 10:47 AM]
Electus & Barracuda Acquire Rights to "The Drinking Man's Diet"
The book, which has sold more than 2.4 million copies in 13 languages worldwide, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this fall with a special cloth-bound edition.

[05/09/14 - 10:47 AM]
NBC Renews Tuesday Night Comedy "About a Boy" for a Second Season
"About a Boy" is #1 in its half-hour among Big 4 comedies in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures.

[05/09/14 - 10:39 AM]
Broadcast Teams Announced for Premier League "Championship Sunday" - All 10 Games Live at 10 AM ET This Sunday on Networks of NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal's "Championship Sunday" coverage kicks off this Sunday, May 11 at 9 a.m. ET with an exclusive Premier League Live pregame show on CNBC featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.

[05/09/14 - 10:32 AM]
NBC Renews the Critically Acclaimed Drama "Hannibal" for a Third Season
The series is the youngest 10 p.m. ET drama on ABC, CBS or NBC, with a median age for its audience of 48.2.

[05/09/14 - 10:31 AM]
SundanceTV Presents New Original Non-Fiction Series "The Approval Matrix"
Inspired by New York magazine's back page pop culture roundup, the series was previously set up at Bravo in 2011.

[05/09/14 - 10:15 AM]
Discovery Channel Heads Deep Into Siberia in Search of Russian Yeti on Sunday, June 1
On February 2, 1959, nine college students hiked up the icy slopes of the Ural Mountains in the heart of Russia but never made it out alive.

[05/09/14 - 10:01 AM]
Usher's Performance Debut of New Single "Good Kisser" Highlights Monday, May 12 Live Telecast of "The Voice"
On Tuesday, May 13 (the same day its new album "Rewind" is released), megahit band Rascal Flatts will perform the single "Rewind."

[05/09/14 - 09:55 AM]
Video: Starz Releases All New Trailer and Behind the Scenes Look at "Power"
The series, from executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, premieres Saturday, June 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/09/14 - 09:55 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory," "The Millers" and "Elementary" Sweep Time Periods
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/14 - 09:33 AM]
NBA Playoffs Deliver Record Ratings on ESPN2
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/14 - 09:31 AM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Earns Its Biggest Overall Audience Since March 27 and Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since April 3
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/14 - 09:31 AM]
ABC Renews "Dancing with the Stars," Confirms Return of "The Middle"
They'll be back for seasons 19 and six, respectively, on the network.

[05/09/14 - 08:53 AM]
TLC's "Gypsy Sisters" Announce Show's Return!
TLC has released a video on its Facebook page of Nettie and her fellow "Gypsy Sisters" announcing the new season which is set to return the end of the summer.

[05/09/14 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Third Week in a Row
Plus: FOX's departing "Surviving Jack" goes out up 20% from last week among adults 18-49.

[05/09/14 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Nearly Quadruples Its Lead-in at 9pm to Dominate Its Slot in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 8.

[05/09/14 - 08:16 AM]
Two World Class Champions. Five Months of Grueling Competition. "Boundless" Returns to Esquire Network Tuesday, May 27
Best friends Paul "Turbo" Trebilcock and Simon Donato navigate the globe, tackling nine of the biggest, baddest and scariest ultra-endurance competitions on the planet - in only five months.

[05/09/14 - 08:09 AM]
Bravo Media Adds to Scripted Slate Developing Three New Projects
The projects includes "Rules of Attraction," a high concept television adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis book; and "Shanghai," an ensemble drama centered around a group of ex-pats living in China.

[05/09/14 - 07:59 AM]
Report: "The Neighbors" Latest to Get the Axe from ABC
Co-star Toks Olagundoye took to Twitter with the news this morning.

[05/09/14 - 07:37 AM]
Spike TV Orders 10 Episodes of "Tattoo Nightmares Miami"
The network has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of "Tattoo Nightmares Miami" from series producer 495 Productions.

[05/09/14 - 07:15 AM]
VH1 + Palladia Unveil "SoundClash" a New Music Performance Series from Amir "?uestlove" Thompson
Hosted by DJ/producer and Grammy Award-nominee Diplo, "SoundClash" premieres Wednesday, July 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/09/14 - 07:10 AM]
Pivot's "TakePart Live" Shakes Up Nightly News Programming with an Unfiltered Approach from Gen Y and for Gen Y Starting May 12th
Meghan McCain, Jacob Soboroff and Eddie Huang serve as hosts on the show's second season.

[05/09/14 - 07:01 AM]
Adult Swim Announces Upfront Programming Slate for 2014-15
New series include "Mike Tyson Mysteries," "Black Jesus" and "Mr. Pickles."

[05/08/14 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: USA passes on its three remaining pilots; AMC's "Better Call Saul" adds trio; and Dan Goor, Jenna Bans, Patrick Massett and John Zinman all ink overall deals.

[05/08/14 - 10:01 PM]
Reports: ABC Renews "The Middle"; Cancels "Mixology," "Trophy Wife"
Frankie Shaw and Marcia Gay Harden broke the news about their respective series earlier this evening.

[05/08/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 8
With only two performance shows left in the season, tune in next week to catch a very special 500th episode on Wednesday, May 14.

[05/08/14 - 08:06 PM]
"Modern Family" Rounds Out ABC's Renewals for Tonight
The Emmy-winning comedy will not surprisingly be back for a sixth season.

[05/08/14 - 07:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - ABC Continues Series Orders with Quartet
Newly on tap are dramas "Agent Carter" and "Forever" plus comedies "Manhattan Love Story" and "Selfie."

[05/08/14 - 07:42 PM]
"The Goldbergs," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Join ABC's Growing List of Renewals
The Alphabet continues its renewal binge for the 2014-15 season.

[05/08/14 - 07:20 PM]
"Grey's Anatomy," "Revenge" & "Scandal" Also Renewed by ABC
Said trio joins the just announced "Castle," "Once Upon a Time" and "Resurrection."

[05/08/14 - 07:10 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - Three Dramas, Two Comedies Kick Off ABC's Series Orders
Dramas "American Crime," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "The Whispers" are on tap, as are comedies "Black-ish" and "Galavant."

[05/08/14 - 07:05 PM]
ABC Renews "Castle," "Once Upon a Time" & "Resurrection"
Said pickups mark the Alphabet's first scripted renewals for the 2014-15 season.

[05/08/14 - 03:05 PM]
Barbara Walters Says Goodbye to Daily Television with Her Final Co-Host Appearance on "The View," Friday, May 16
Highlights include exclusive sneak peeks at the ABC primetime special "Barbara Walters: Her Story," airing Friday, May 16.







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[04/26/18 - 02:01 PM]
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[04/26/18 - 01:45 PM]
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[04/26/18 - 10:03 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Fourth Season of "Billions"
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[04/26/18 - 10:02 AM]
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[04/26/18 - 10:01 AM]
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[04/26/18 - 09:33 AM]
"Saturday Night Live's" Colin Jost and Michael Che to Host 70th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
The telecast will be executive produced by "SNL" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels.

[04/26/18 - 09:07 AM]
Video: Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" Official Trailer - Premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT
Kevin Costner as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park.

[04/26/18 - 09:02 AM]
Ocean Explorers Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau Plunge Into a New Season of "Caribbean Pirate Treasure"
Dive into exhilarating deep-sea adventures with underwater explorers Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, and his journalist wife, Ashlan, as they investigate incredible stories of pirates' plunder and lost loot.

[04/26/18 - 09:01 AM]
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[04/26/18 - 08:25 AM]
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The inaugural creators are Ryan Beck, Chris Cotton, Hanna Dickinson, Jordan Mendoza and Natasha Vaynblat.

[04/26/18 - 08:15 AM]
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"Empire," "Star" help lead the night among adults 18-49.

[04/26/18 - 08:08 AM]
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[04/26/18 - 08:03 AM]
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The program premieres the night before the Annual Shareholders Meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, the company that Buffett has led for more than 50 years and turned into a behemoth now worth almost half a trillion dollars.

[04/26/18 - 08:02 AM]
Netflix Orders Three New Projects from Comedy Powerhouse Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias
In the multi-cam comedy series, "Mr. Iglesias," Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater.

[04/26/18 - 07:47 AM]
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Each of the six half-hour long episodes are full of sun, sand and surf, as Katie beach hops in search of the finest fare served up on shores near and far.