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[06/19/14 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 19
Updates include: Arlen Escarpeta to play Bobby Brown in Lifetime's "Whitney Houston"; Michael Vartan books arc on USA's "Satisfaction"; and Zachary Quinto to visit HBO's "Girls."

[06/19/14 - 07:52 PM]
Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Winners of the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" and FX's "Fargo" top all series with three wins.

[06/19/14 - 06:37 PM]
First Contestants on "Rising Star" Announced - Whose Performance Will Raise The Wall? Find Out Sunday, June 22 On ABC!
The first 3 weeks - "Qualifiers" - showcase approximately 30 acts, and these episodes will be 2 hours each.

[06/19/14 - 04:21 PM]
ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" Hits 5-Month Highs; "Baby Daddy" Wins Its Time Period During Its 3rd Season in Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 18.

[06/19/14 - 03:12 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "So You Think You Can Dance" Tops Originals in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for VH1's "I Love the 2000s," Bravo's "Untying the Knot" and USA's "Graceland."

[06/19/14 - 02:46 PM]
AMC Updates on "Better Call Saul"
The network confirmed it has already ordered a second season of 13 "Better Call Saul" episodes, for an initial total of 23.

[06/19/14 - 02:41 PM]
"The Little Couple" Ends Its Current Season as TLC's #1 Series in 2014
Plus: the series will return to TLC later in 2014 with its seventh season.

[06/19/14 - 02:33 PM]
Atlanta Takes Over Bravo on Sunday, June 22 for a 90-Minute Special Event with Three Back-to-Back Southern Favorites
"Watch What Happens Live," with guests Kandi Burruss and Mama Joyce," will air at the special time of 9:00/8:00c on said night.

[06/19/14 - 02:18 PM]
The Pursuit to Crown the Ultimate Hero Begins Thursday, July 31 on ABC's New Reality Based Competition Series, "The Quest"
The show takes 12 unsuspecting contestants to an imaginative realm, where ogres run free in the forest, dragons stir, agents of a dark lord infiltrate the keep, and the only thing standing between peace and chaos are one dozen very unlikely heroes.

[06/19/14 - 02:00 PM]
Disney Junior's "Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good," a Pro-Social Touring Event, Begins Thursday, July 17 in Philadelphia
Tickets are required - they are free to the public and available now at DisneyJunior.com/powerofdoinggood.

[06/19/14 - 01:45 PM]
Medal of Honor Recipient Former Marine Lance Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter to Visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Thursday, June 26
Carpenter was presented with the nation's highest military award by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House today.

[06/19/14 - 01:32 PM]
Bravo Media and Universal Cable Productions Commence Production in Vancouver on Bravo's First Scripted Series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
Plus: Patrick Heusinger, J. August Richards, C. Thomas Howell, Julianna Guill, Michael Weaver and Charles Mesure to guest star in the Lisa Edelstein-led drama.

[06/19/14 - 01:13 PM]
Viewers Still Flipping Over HGTV's "Flip or Flop"
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17.

[06/19/14 - 12:42 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces "Flex & Shanice" Will Join Network's Popular Saturday Night Line-Up This Fall
The network's other Saturday offerings include "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Six Little McGhees," "Deion's Family Playbook," "Life with La Toya," "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Raising Whitley."

[06/19/14 - 12:02 PM]
Lifetime Goes Behind the Scenes of One of TV's Most Popular Saturday Morning Series in New Movie "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" Premiering Labor Day
Dylan Everett is set to play Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the role of mischievous ringleader Zack Morris; with Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond, everyone's favorite geek and loveable sidekick Screech.

[06/19/14 - 11:19 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Dominates Late Night Timeslot Competition for Week of June 9-13 Despite NBA Finals Lead-In for ABC
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 9-13.

[06/19/14 - 10:37 AM]
E! Celebrates the Magic of Harry Potter When "Live from the Red Carpet: Diagon Alley" Airs Friday, June 20th at 8:00PM ET/PT
E! News' Kristin Dos Santos hosts the "Live From the Red Carpet" coverage.

[06/19/14 - 10:30 AM]
Beyonce Returns to HBO for "Beyonce: X10," A Ten-Episode Series of Concert Performances from the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Debuting Each Week Before "True Blood" Starting June 29
A new four-minute segment will debut every Sunday night at 8:55 p.m. (ET/PT).

[06/19/14 - 10:18 AM]
truTV to Roll Out Eight New Series over Seven Months
Newly announced premieres include "Way Out West" (July 21), "Jokers Wild" (September 25), "Fake Off" (October 27) and "Friends of the People" (October 28).

[06/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
Smithsonian Channel to Premiere "Aerial America: Alaska" on July 6
In a special extended back-to-back two-hour programming block, Smithsonian Channel celebrates the last great frontier.

[06/19/14 - 09:33 AM]
NBC Orders New Series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," Set to Premiere Monday, July 28
Zac Efron, Ben Stiller, Channing Tatum, Deion Sanders, Tom Arnold and Tamron Hall are among those featured in the six-episode series.

[06/19/14 - 09:27 AM]
FX Networks Continues Its Run on Top Box-Office Hits in 2014
So far this year, FX Networks has picked up 13 unique titles that have ranked number one at the box office in 17 of the first 24 weeks this year.

[06/19/14 - 09:26 AM]
GSN Announces Premiere Dates for New Original Summer Series "Skin Wars" and "Idiot Test"
Rebecca Romijn hosts the former, premiering Wednesday, August 6; while Ben Gleib hosts the latter, due on Tuesday, August 12.

[06/19/14 - 09:21 AM]
CBS Announces the 16 New "Big Brother" Houseguests Competing tn the Most "Twisted" Season Ever
Viewers will be introduced to eight new Houseguests each night of the two-night premiere, Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26.

[06/19/14 - 08:53 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Locks Up NBC's Top Result in Its Hour Since April 30
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 18.

[06/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "So You Think You Can Dance" Leads Demo Race
FOX's summer mainstay tops its repeat competition among adults 18-49.

[06/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott and DJ Qualls Join Cast of Syfy's Zombie Series "Z Nation"
Michael Welch and Kellita Smith have also joined the ensemble drama, currently in production in Spokane, WA.

[06/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
SpongeBob SquarePants Hits a New Milestone - Macy's Appoints World-Renowned Character as 2014 Holiday Ambassador
Adding to the holiday cheer, the first-ever "square" balloon makes its 11th triumphant return to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this November in New York City.

[06/19/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Motive" Builds by Double Digits Week to Week and Hits a New Series High in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 18.

[06/19/14 - 07:55 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories" Starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe
The U.S. premiere of season two kicks off on Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c and will continue on consecutive Tuesdays nights thereafter.

[06/19/14 - 07:25 AM]
ABC Attracts Its Biggest Adult 18-49 Audience in Late-Night This Season to Date
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 9-13.

[06/19/14 - 06:05 AM]
Chelsea Handler Teams with Netflix to Revolutionize the Talk Show
Beginning in early 2016, the show will debut simultaneously in all Netflix territories for members to enjoy however and whenever they like.

[06/19/14 - 06:04 AM]
Prime Instant Video Becomes the Exclusive Subscription Streaming Home for "Wallace & Gromit," "Shaun the Sheep" and Other Top Series from Aardman Animations
Fans of the charming characters and their adventures now have access to this collection of Aardman content on hundreds of connected devices using their Prime membership.

[06/18/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 18
Updates include: Martin Sheen joins Netflix's "Grace & Frankie"; Jennie Jacques boards History's "Vikings"; and Manolo Cardona lands role in Netflix's "Narcos."

[06/18/14 - 03:50 PM]
Video: Even Villians Have a Home in... "Gotham"
Check out the latest tease for the FOX's new drama, premiering this fall.

[06/18/14 - 03:49 PM]
El Rey Network's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Original, "Matador," Casts Christopher Cousins, Margot Bingham and Eve Torres in Recurring Roles
The 13-episode series, from award-winning writer/producer Roberto Orci, is the second scripted original to air on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's English-language entertainment network.

[06/18/14 - 03:07 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "America's Got Talent" Claims Top Spots
Plus: numbers for USA's "Playing House," MTV's "Awkward" and TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles."

[06/18/14 - 12:02 PM]
Showtime(R) to Load in "Roadies"
Cameron Crowe is behind the project, which is also executive produced by Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams.

[06/18/14 - 11:58 AM]
"Big Brother" to Debut Its Most "Twisted" Season Ever!
In the first twist, two Houseguests will win the coveted role of "Head of Household" (HOH) each week, which still comes with special privileges, including a separate suite inside the house.

[06/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
Video: TNT Unleashes New "Legends" Trailer
Featuring never-before-seen footage, the two-minute trailer provides the deepest look yet at the intense drama, premiering Wednesday, August 13.

[06/18/14 - 11:31 AM]
ABC's Hit Series "Extreme Weight Loss" Is Picked Up for a Fifth Season
In Season 5, there will also be three special editions, "Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can't Weight," in which Chris & Heidi Powell will help three couples get in shape - both physically and emotionally - for each of their weddings.

[06/18/14 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Family to Launch "Mystery Girls" with Post-Pilot Episode on Wednesday, June 25
The original premiere episode will instead air on Wednesday, July 16.

[06/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
History(R) Announces Additional Casting for Season Three of Hit Drama Series "Vikings"
Lothaire Bluteau, Kevin Durand and Morgane Polanski will join the previously announced Ben Robson.

[06/18/14 - 10:54 AM]
New Series "Going Deep with David Rees" Teaches Viewers How to Perfect Everyday Skills, Premieres July 14, 10 PM
In National Geographic Channel's new 10-part series, viewers will discover that when it comes to everyday activities and simple tasks, there's more than meets the eye.

[06/18/14 - 10:05 AM]
Celebrate Summer with "The Walking Dead"
Look for a "Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special," hosted by Chris Hardwick, on Sunday, July 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/18/14 - 10:00 AM]
Cartoon Network Dishes Up More Drama! "Total Drama Pahkitew Island" Premieres Monday, July 7 at 6 p.m. (ET, PT)
In "Total Drama" tradition, fans will be able to vote for the winner on CartoonNetwork.com beginning Thursday, July 17.

[06/18/14 - 09:33 AM]
Disney Junior Launches First Spanish-Language Appisode with "Sofia the First: the Great Aunt-Venture"
The app allows fans ages 2-7 to touch, tap, swipe, tilt, shake and talk their way through various fun-filled activities embedded into full episodes of some of their favorite Disney Junior shows.

[06/18/14 - 09:04 AM]
World Series of Fighting Championship Tripleheader Sat., June 21, at 10 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The co-main event features Georgi Karakhanyan (23-3-1), in his first featherweight title defense, facing knockout artist Rick "The Gladiator" Glenn (14-1-2 with 7 knockouts).

[06/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday in 18-49 and Total Viewers with the #1 and #2 Shows of the Night, "America's Got Talent" and "The Night Shift"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17.

[06/18/14 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Pull Back in Front
The Peacock overshadows the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.







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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.