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[06/20/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 20
Updates include: NBC's "Aquarius" casts trio; Netflix's "Sense8" reveals ensemble cast; and HBO expands "Looking" order for second season.

[06/20/14 - 02:48 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Hell's Kitchen," "Rookie Blue" Top Originals
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Campus Killer: Santa Barbara," TLC's "Kate Plus 8" and Syfy's "Dominion."

[06/20/14 - 12:41 PM]
ESPN's FIFA World Cup Coverage Continues Significant Audience Growth
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 12:39 PM]
Syfy's New Epic Supernatural Drama Series "Dominion" and Returning "Defiance" Score Strong Premieres on Thursday, June 19
Syfy spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 11:36 AM]
Rosario Dawson Joins "Marvel's Daredevil" for Netflix
Dawson will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell's Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life.

[06/20/14 - 10:01 AM]
"'Red Band Society' Tour: Banding Together for Good" Gives Fans the Opportunity to See the New Dramedy and Raise Awareness for Four Charities
Fans can attend an advance screening of the show's first episode and interact with cast members during a post-screening Q&A.

[06/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Top Ten Finalists Are Revealed on "Last Comic Standing," And Challenge Rounds Begin June 26 with Guest Comic Mentor Cheryl Hines
Future episodes will feature contestants being mentored by special guests like Howie Mandel, Wanda Sykes and Jeff Ross.

[06/20/14 - 09:31 AM]
HGTV's "My Big Family Renovation" Chronicles Hatmaker Family's Total Home Renovation
The series - premiering Thursday, August 7 at 11:00/10:00c - follows the Hatmaker family as they sell their home and embark on the biggest adventure of their lives.

[06/20/14 - 08:42 AM]
All Eight Episodes of "Undateable" to Date Have Out-Rated Every Episode of All Three of Last Summer's Original Comedies in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
"Rookie Blue" Opens at #1 with Its Biggest Audience in 1-Year
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 08:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Puts FOX on Top in Demos
CBS however is the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup.

[06/20/14 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon to Debut New Half-Hour Dramatic Comedy "Really" in Third Pilot Season
Jay Chandrasekhar, Sarah Chalke, Selma Blair, Travis Schuldt and Lindsay Sloane co-star in the project.

[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.







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[07/22/14 - 01:49 PM]
Hide the Donuts! FXX Is Bringing Homer Simpson's Dome to Comic-Con
Starting in August, FXX will become the cable network home for all seasons of "The Simpsons," excluding seasons airing in their first run on FOX.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
HGTV Still Tops on Sundays - "Flipping the Block" One of HGTV's "Best Series Premieres Ever"
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Velocity's Hit Car Restoration Series "FantomWorks" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 27 at 9 and 10 PM ET/PT
Dan Short and his team kick-off Velocity's week-long summer programming event "Dream Car Week" with all-new back-to-back episodes from season two.

[07/22/14 - 12:10 PM]
Virtual Reality Meets Middle Earth - And The Muppets (!) at Warner Bros.' Star-Packed Booth for Comic-Con 2014
Plus: from Thursday through Sunday, a cavalcade of talent will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth.

[07/22/14 - 12:04 PM]
Spike TV's "Comic-Con All Access" to Be Programmed and Controlled by Fans Via Social Media
Additionally, Spike will celebrate the industries "Game Changer of the Year," as voted by the fans.

[07/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:20 AM]
TNT Wins Fourth Week in a Row, with "Major Crimes," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Last Ship" Leading the Pack
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:16 AM]
Hilarious Roastmaster Jeff Ross Mentors Comics to Roast Famed Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Thursday, July 24
The result is a no-holds barred, hilarious night of comedy at the Avalon Ballroom in Hollywood, where the comics roast not only Gottfried, but also each other.

[07/22/14 - 11:13 AM]
Premiere of New American Heroes Channel Series "Gunslingers" Breaks Network Record for P2+ and HH Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 11:12 AM]
HBO Confirms Sept. 20 Debut for "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z"
Featuring the superstars in their first collaborative tour - and their first HBO concert event - the special will tape September 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris.

[07/22/14 - 10:32 AM]
PBS Arts Fall Festival 2014 Kicks Off September 26
Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become a Friday night fall tradition, reaching more than 33 million viewers since its conception in 2011.

[07/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of "Call the Midwife" to U.S.
Look for a special holiday episode on Sunday, December 28 followed by season four on Sunday, March 29.

[07/22/14 - 10:30 AM]
PBS Announces New Series: "The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman"
The show will premiere in 2015 as part of the PBS "Think Wednesday" lineup of science and nature programming.

[07/22/14 - 10:29 AM]
New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs
The two-hour special premiers on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
PBS and "American Experience" Announce "Walt Disney" to Premiere Fall 2015
The film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked with him.