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[05/22/14 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 22
Updates include: Mark Pellegrino boards "The Returned" at A&E; Netflix eyes "The Crown"; and Mo'Nique, Khandi Alexander join HBO's "Bessie."

[05/22/14 - 04:55 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" Season 2 Returns Saturday, July 19 (8 pm ET/PT, 7C)
The Andie MacDowell-led drama was previously slated to return on Sunday, July 20.

[05/22/14 - 03:56 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "American Idol," "Modern Family" Close Season on Top
Plus: numbers for Comedy Central's "TripTank," Animal Planet's "Man-Eating Super Wolves" and History's "Down East Dickering."

[05/22/14 - 03:17 PM]
NBC News Exclusive: Edward Snowden One-on-One with Brian Williams in First American Television Interview
The one-hour special, airing Wednesday, May 28 at 10:00/9:00c, will bump the "World Music Awards" to 8:00/7:00c, pre-empting the one-hour "Growing Up Fisher" finale.

[05/22/14 - 03:05 PM]
Electus Sells U.S. Adaptation of Venezuelan Telenovela "Jane the Virgin" to The CW
Electus Intertnational, the global distribution arm of Electus, will handle the international format sales.

[05/22/14 - 02:51 PM]
Buyers Bare All in TLC's Nudist Real Estate Series "Buying Naked"
The eight-episode series premieres Saturday, June 28 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/22/14 - 02:39 PM]
Maria Menounos Signs Multi-Year Agreement with E! Entertainment as the Network Continues to Expand Its Successful News Programming Line-Up
Menounos will host a new one-hour entertainment news magazine series, "Untold with Maria Menounos," as well as be featured on the popular off-the-cuff roundtable series "Live From E!"

[05/22/14 - 02:13 PM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts Nine New and Returning Series to Kick Off the Summer
Nine new and returning series deliver a month of dramatic stories, emotional journeys, heartbreaking investigations, and salacious secrets.

[05/22/14 - 02:10 PM]
Discovery Education Gives Students a Front Row Seat to This Year's White House Science Fair
On May 27, the live virtual event will transport students across the country to the fourth annual White House Science Fair, a celebration of the student winners of a broad range of STEM competitions from across the country.

[05/22/14 - 02:03 PM]
ABC Airs Season's Top Entertainment Series and Leads with Upscale Young Adults
ABC further spins the numbers for the broadcast season to date.

[05/22/14 - 02:00 PM]
Final: NBC Wins the 2013-14 September-to-May Primetime Television Season
NBC further spins the numbers for the broadcast season to date.

[05/22/14 - 01:29 PM]
Final: ABC Wins May Sweep by Double Digits for First Victory in 14 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/22/14 - 01:28 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere New Viral Video Game Show, "Webheads" Hosted by "Big Time Rush's" Carlos PenaVega June 2 at 6 P.M. (ET/PT)
Produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, the series features kid contestants as they compete in elimination challenges revolving around viral videos.

[05/22/14 - 01:20 PM]
Nickelodeon Gives Viewers the Chance to Choose Their Own Ending on "The Thundermans" and "Haunted Hathaways" Saturday, May 31
Beginning tomorrow, fans can log on to www.nick.com/ending to prepare for the big premiere night by playing a companion game, "The Choose Your Own Ending."

[05/22/14 - 01:00 PM]
Disney XD Orders a Second Season of Hit Live-Action Superhero Comedy Series "Mighty Med"
Production will resume in Los Angeles in July for a fall 2014 premiere while new episodes continue to rollout.

[05/22/14 - 12:55 PM]
Angela Bassett to Direct Lifetime Original Movie "Whitney Houston"
"I have such regard for both Whitney's and Bobby's amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story," said Bassett.

[05/22/14 - 12:29 PM]
Starz Partners with Monterey Media for the Exclusive U.S. Television Premiere of the Film, "Half of a Yellow Sun" Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This Fall
Prior to its television debut on the premium network, the film has screened steadily within the festival circuit including the Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest, African Film Festival New York and more.

[05/22/14 - 12:27 PM]
"Partners" to Commence August 4 on FX - The 10/90 Comedy Stars Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence
Look for back-to-back episodes on Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c followed by the relocated "Anger Management."

[05/22/14 - 12:08 PM]
The Next Endangered Species Is Us - "The Lottery" Premieres July 20 on Lifetime
Currently filming in Montreal, the series stars Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, Athena Karkanis, Yul Vasquez, Shelley Conn and Martin Donovan.

[05/22/14 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel to Debut New Worldwide Logo and On-Air Look
All interstitial programming, identification spots and programming menus will feature the new logo, style and palette.

[05/22/14 - 11:35 AM]
WE tv Greenlights Original Scripted Drama Series "South of Hell"
The network has ordered eight episodes of the series, a gripping supernatural thriller set in Savannah, GA and focused on Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within.

[05/22/14 - 11:35 AM]
Pivot's Primetime News Program "TakePart Live" to Launch a Year-Long Campaign Celebrating Younger Veterans and Spotlighting Challenges They Face Returning Home
"Return the Service" celebrates the bravery, resilience and contributions of our service men and women, while exploring the challenges they face returning home, and offers avenues for viewers to take action to address these important issues.

[05/22/14 - 11:23 AM]
E! Launches E! Now as Part of NBCUniversal's TV Everywhere Initiative
This offering marks an important step in the company's long-term strategy to provide both viewers and marketers a user-friendly way to engage with its content on multiple platforms.

[05/22/14 - 11:16 AM]
Ovation to Kick Off the Summer with a Full Slate of New Art-Centric Programs
Plus: beginning May 26, DirecTV subscribers will have access to a free Ovation preview.

[05/22/14 - 10:59 AM]
MTV Turns the Heat Up on "Friendzone" Returning for All New Episodes on Monday, June 2, at 6PM ET/PT
Just in time for summer love, this season features stories of love-sick best friends taking even bigger leaps of faith in hopes of turning the tide on their friendships when they express their true romantic desires.

[05/22/14 - 10:55 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Adds NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski
Wojnarowski contributes immediately on Fox Sports 1's flagship nightly highlight, news and opinion program "FOX Sports Live," and also makes regular appearances on "America's Pregame."

[05/22/14 - 10:50 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Primetime Specials Return to ABC During the NBA Finals
Kimmel has also secured a star-studded line up of guests for these shows including Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Tracy Morgan, Mila Kunis, Martin Lawrence, Snoop Dogg, Psy, Ice Cube and many more.

[05/22/14 - 10:10 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Score Decisive Wins in Late-Night Ratings for the Week of May 12-16
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 12-16.

[05/22/14 - 10:01 AM]
"Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" Returns This Summer with an All-New Season
In the first all-new episode, Dog and Beth head to Jackson, Mich., to round up fugitives with their old friend Jeff Kirkpatrick at Lodise Bail Bonds.

[05/22/14 - 09:28 AM]
Tony Goldwyn, Martin Landau, Molly Parker and Joey King Star in the Lifetime Original Movie "Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs," Premiering June 28th
Immediately following the movie's world premiere, Lifetime will air the hour-long documentary, "Warren Jeffs: Beyond the Headlines," providing an in-depth look at the cult leader's rise to power.

[05/22/14 - 09:03 AM]
Video: There's a Party at "Superjail!" and Everyone's Invited
Season four premieres Sunday, June 15 at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.

[05/22/14 - 09:00 AM]
TBS Orders More "Deal With It" - Howie Mandel-Produced Series to Return this Fall
The series is currently averaging more than 1.5 million viewers, including 887,000 adults 18-49 for its second season.

[05/22/14 - 08:53 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Captures Three-Week Highs with Week-to-Week Gains of 7% in 18-49 and +3% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 21.

[05/22/14 - 08:38 AM]
Showtime(R) Kicks Off 2014 Primetime Emmy(R) Campaign with Revamped FYC Site
The 2014 Emmy campaign will feature dedicated ads for the network's critically-acclaimed series including "Homeland," "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan."

[05/22/14 - 08:29 AM]
"Modern Family" Is #1 and Dominates the "Idol" and "Survivor" Finales in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 21.

[05/22/14 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Tops Final Night of May Sweeps
CBS then has to settle for second place after three consecutive weeks of victories.

[05/22/14 - 08:13 AM]
The World Premiere of "Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla" Debuts on Comedy Central(R) on Saturday, June 14 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla" is a riotous performance from the veteran comedian, recorded live in Detroit, in his home state of Michigan.

[05/22/14 - 08:02 AM]
Syfy Acquires U.S. Basic Cable Rights to All 39 Episodes of "Spartacus" from Starz Worldwide Distribution
"Spartacus" will make its basic cable premiere on Thursday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c alongside new episodes of "Defiance" and "Dominion."

[05/22/14 - 08:02 AM]
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is Primetime Television's No. 1 Show for Third Consecutive TV Season
NBC spins the numbers for the broadcast season to date.

[05/22/14 - 06:27 AM]
Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Returns on June 19
Back for a fourth season, the Emmy(R) nominated series will feature guests including Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Stewart, and George Wallace.

[05/21/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 21
Updates include: Bill Hader inks development deal with HBO; Zeljko Ivanek named regular on "Madam Secretary" at CBS; and Gillian Jacobs lands role on HBO's "Girls."

[05/21/14 - 10:07 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 21
The season finale featured performances by Lady Antebellum, Aloe Blacc, KISS, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Nettles, Paramore, Phillip Phillips and Darius Rucker.

[05/21/14 - 03:26 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Finale, NBA Playoffs Top Demos
Plus: numbers for Animal Planet's "Man-Eating Zombie Cats," USA's "Playing House" and MTV's "Faking It."

[05/21/14 - 03:25 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Sets First Wave of Summer Finales, Including Swan Song for "Rake"
The remaining unaired episode from the Greg Kinnear-led series will premiere Friday, June 27 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/21/14 - 02:26 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" #1 on Cable on Tuesday Among Both Persons and Men for Five Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 20.

[05/21/14 - 01:46 PM]
Powered by "River Monsters," Debut Night of Animal Planet's Monster Week Is Number One for Men
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, May 18 and Monday, May 19.

[05/21/14 - 12:36 PM]
NCAA Division I Softball Championship: Super Regionals Begin Thursday, Jennie Finch Joins Coverage
ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will televise up to 24 games (eight best-of-three series) from eight campus sites.

[05/21/14 - 12:22 PM]
National Geographic Channel Relives Historic Battle at Normandy to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day
"D-Day Sacrifice," a two-hour special, premieres Wednesday, June 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/21/14 - 12:12 PM]
TNT Builds Anticipation for Season Four of "Falling Skies" With Memorial Day Marathon of Season 3
Season four of "Falling Skies" is set to premiere Sunday, June 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/21/14 - 11:41 AM]
IDW Entertainment And Entertainment One Television To Develop "V-Wars" As A Series
Tim Schlattmann has been tapped to write the pilot, and will serve as an executive producer on the series.







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.