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[06/25/14 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 25
Updates include: Sarah Jessica Parker eyes small screen return; "Mixology's" Blake Lee inks talent holding deal with ABC Studios; and Natasha Lyonne to guest on HBO's "Girls."

[06/25/14 - 10:01 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Top 20 Finalists Revealed
Next week, the real competition begins when each of the Top 20 finalists will dance with another of the finalists specializing in the same style.

[06/25/14 - 04:11 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Night Shift," "Wife Swap" Top Originals
Plus: numbers for FX's "Tyrant," E!'s "Botched" and Lifetime's "Abby's Studio Rescue."

[06/25/14 - 02:34 PM]
CMT Empowering Education Announces Commitment to Action Today at Clinton Global Initiative America
In the pilot year, CMT and AACC's Workforce and Economic Development unit will partner with a cohort of 21 community colleges in some of the most rural and distressed regions of the United States.

[06/25/14 - 02:01 PM]
"Last Comic Standing Room Only" Special Episode Shakes Up Sunday Night with 2-Hours of Comedy and a Lot of New Laughs
It will feature some original never-before-seen footage, including new performance highlights from many of the 100 invited comics.

[06/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Ten Week Streak for Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" as #1 Cable Program on Tuesday Among Both Persons and Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 24.

[06/25/14 - 12:45 PM]
Series Premiere Episode of "Tyrant" Delivers 2.1 Million Total Viewers and 775,000 Adults 18-49
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 24.

[06/25/14 - 12:00 PM]
It's a Jolly Holiday as ABC Family Celebrates Christmas in June with the Half-Mas Merry-Thon
Available on the app for only two weeks, this playlist is sure to bring tidings of good cheer and chase the bah-humbugs out of any Scrooge.

[06/25/14 - 11:56 AM]
BBC America to Premiere "A Poet in New York" This Fall in the U.S.
The Tom Hollander-led film, from director Aisling Walsh and writer Andrew Davies, marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth and explores the final days of the famous poet.

[06/25/14 - 11:27 AM]
The CW Network Announces Fall 2014 Premiere Dates
Look for newcomers "The Flash" on Tuesday, October 7 and "Jane the Virgin" on Monday, October 13.

[06/25/14 - 11:21 AM]
Rob Dyrdek and His Production Company Super Jacket Sign Multi-Year Deal with MTV
The deal includes the return of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" for a seventh season and additional seasons of the hit series "Ridiculousness."

[06/25/14 - 11:02 AM]
Were The '90s the Last Great Decade?
Check out the results from National Geographic Channel and Kelton Global's survey gauging Americans' affection for the 1990s, timed with "The '90s: The Last Great Decade?"

[06/25/14 - 10:57 AM]
Lifetime Debuts New Family Docuseries "Raising Asia," Featuring Triple-Threat Child Performer Asia Monet Premiering July 29
The project marks the latest spin-off from "Dance Moms" and "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition."

[06/25/14 - 10:40 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Promotes Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, West Coast
"If the US government was aware of Jim's understated intelligence, finely honed creative instincts, and steel-eyed leadership, the war on terrorism would be over," said Kent Alterman.

[06/25/14 - 10:16 AM]
IndyCar Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Doubleheader Highlights NBC Sports Group's Motorsports Coverage This Week
NBCSN's presentation of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series from Houston begins Saturday at 2 p.m. ET with qualifying, leading into live coverage of Race 1 at 3 p.m. ET.

[06/25/14 - 10:08 AM]
Video: "Project Greenlight" - Promo (HBO)
Watch the pay channel's first tease for the show's revival.

[06/25/14 - 10:02 AM]
E! Sets Season Two of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Premiere Date for Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT
Welcome back to the 90210, which has acquired a new resident as EJ Johnson relocates to Los Angeles and joins his friends in the fabuluxe zip code.

[06/25/14 - 09:14 AM]
Young Eskimos Plot Their Escape to the Lower 48 in TLC's New Series "Escaping Alaska"
The six-part series will make its global debut on TLC on Sunday, July 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/25/14 - 09:08 AM]
Country Music Sensation Florida Georgia Line Set to Perform Live at Nickelodeon's First Ever "Kids' Choice Sports 2014"
The duo will perform their 7X Platinum, #1 smash single "Cruise," and Platinum-certified hit "This is How We Roll" (featuring Luke Bryan).

[06/25/14 - 09:00 AM]
E!'s "Untold with Maria Menounos" to Premiere Thursday, July 17th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Each one-hour episode, hosted by Maria Menounos, delves into three different stories to get the inside scoop on the biggest news of the moment.

[06/25/14 - 08:52 AM]
Bravo Media Premieres "Extreme Guide to Parenting" on Thursday, August 7 at 9:30PM ET/PT
Each hour-long episode showcases different households with alternative styles of raising their children.

[06/25/14 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Every Other Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 24.

[06/25/14 - 08:46 AM]
ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" Ranks #1 at 10pm with Its 2nd-Highest-Rated Telecast in 1 Year
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 24.

[06/25/14 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Got Talent" Victory
NBC is the network to beat in both total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[06/25/14 - 08:31 AM]
ESPN Announces New Annual ESPYS Honor: The Pat Tillman Award for Service
The inaugural recipient will be Josh Sweeney, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

[06/25/14 - 08:01 AM]
FOX Sports Adds Tim Brando to Impressive College Sports Roster
Brando's broadcast partner, as well as the full FOX Sports college football announce teams, will be released at a later date.

[06/25/14 - 07:33 AM]
U.S. Olympians Lolo Jones, Allyson Felix & Lashawn Merritt Headline USA Track & Field Outdoor National Championships This Weekend
The USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento is the final stop of the 2014 Outdoor USATF Championship Series, which also includes the Penn Relays and Drake Relays, the Prefontaine Classic, and the adidas Grand Prix.

[06/25/14 - 07:24 AM]
Sawyer, Stephanopoulos and Muir Take on New Roles Leading ABC News Programming
Muir, Anchor of "20/20," will become Anchor and Managing Editor of World News starting September 2.

[06/25/14 - 07:06 AM]
"Ice Road Truckers" Returns to History(R) Monday, July 7 at 10PM ET/PT
The warriors of the ice roads will face their toughest battle yet - the polar vortex - when season eight premieres.

[06/25/14 - 07:02 AM]
MTV to Bring Back "TRL" for One Day Only with Ariana Grande for "Total Ariana Live" on Wednesday, July 2 at 7:00 P.M. ET/PT
Following the U.S. broadcast, fans will also be able to watch the show on demand across MTV's platforms at totalarianalive.mtv.com.

[06/25/14 - 05:00 AM]
Kerry Washington, Lyn Paolo to Debut "Scandal" Collection Inspired by the Hit ABC Series at The Limited
Tops, pants, jackets and outerwear are included in the fall collection, with prices beginning at $49.

[06/25/14 - 03:01 AM]
CMT, MTV and VH1 Simultaneously Premiere Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's Highly Anticipated New Music Video "Somethin' Bad"
CMT also gave fans their first chance to listen to Miranda Lambert's now record-breaking album, "Platinum," with a sneak listen to eight tracks from the album.

[06/24/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 24
Updates include: Alex Russell cast in AMC's "Galyntine"; Craig Roberts scores lead in Amazon's "Red Oaks"; and trio bound for Syfy's "Ascension."

[06/24/14 - 04:19 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Wins Demo Race
Plus: numbers for TBS's "CeeLo Green's The Good Life," Discovery's "Fat N' Furious: Rolling Thunder" and MTV's "Teen Wolf."

[06/24/14 - 02:42 PM]
CBS Sports Adds Former NFL Referee Mike Carey to "Thursday Night Football" and the NFL on CBS as NFL Rules Expert for 2014 Season
Carey spent 24 years as an NFL official, including 19 as a referee.

[06/24/14 - 01:57 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: World Cup Soccer Overshadows the Competition
Plus: numbers for Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva," HBO's "True Blood" and TNT's "Falling Skies."

[06/24/14 - 01:52 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Crisis" Swan Song Tops Originals
Plus: numbers for BBC America's "Orphan Black," Starz's "Power" and LMN's "My Haunted House."

[06/24/14 - 01:40 PM]
Nickelodeon Debuts "The Legend of Korra Book 3: Change" This Friday at 7 P.M. (ET/PT)
Brand-new episodes will continue rolling out every Friday at 8:00/7:00c beginning July 11.

[06/24/14 - 01:24 PM]
CBS Revives "Bad Teacher" for Saturday Swan Song Beginning July 5
"Yearbook" marks the show's first original since being pulled from Thursday nights.

[06/24/14 - 12:38 PM]
Vanessa Marcil and James Denton Star in "Stranded in Paradise" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere August 9
The film, shot on location in Puerto Rico, is based on Lori Copeland's novel of the same name.

[06/24/14 - 12:30 PM]
Animal Planet Announces New Season of "The Pool Master" After Making Big Splash with Series Premiere
The series will return in spring 2015 with six new episodes plus an additional special.

[06/24/14 - 12:16 PM]
CBS Announces a Multi-Phase Rollout for Fall Premiere Dates
"Madam Secretary" will be the Eye's first newcomer out of the gate on Sunday, September 21.

[06/24/14 - 11:53 AM]
Sit Back and Relax with a Deep Fried Margarita as Destination America Takes You to the Fairgrounds for Heated Competition in New Season of "Deep Fried Masters"
Season two rolls out Saturday, July 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/24/14 - 11:51 AM]
Travel Channel Scheduling Change: "American Grilled" and "Man Finds Food" for July 2
The former will move to a new time slot - Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c - while the latter has been postponed altogether.

[06/24/14 - 11:33 AM]
National Geographic Channel Embarks on a Nationwide Search for the Next Generation of Explorers with Expedition Granted
The nationwide competition was developed in partnership with National Geographic Society, 21st Century FOX and sponsors the Jeep brand and Dos Equis.

[06/24/14 - 11:13 AM]
TNT's Summer Dramas Dominate the Weekly Ratings Race
Turner spins the numbers for the week of June 16-22.

[06/24/14 - 11:07 AM]
Saturday's Encore of "48 Hours: Relentless" Is the Night's #1 Primetime Program with Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, June 21.

[06/24/14 - 11:06 AM]
FOX Ranks #1 Among Adults 18-49 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Last Week
FOX spins the numbers for the week of June 16-22.

[06/24/14 - 11:04 AM]
Showtime(R) Schedules More "Therapy" Sessions
The new season, due on Wednesday, October 22, will feature Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Hamm, Matthew Perry, Allison Janney and more!

[06/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
Original Movie "Big Driver," Based on Stephen King Novella, Comes to Lifetime Headlined by Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett
The film tells the story of a young novelist hell bent on revenge after the core of her psyche is broken following a brutal crime.







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[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
"The Simpsons" Soars on FXX - Day 1 of 12-Day Marathon Delivers Record-Breaking Numbers for Nascent Channel
FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 01:53 PM]
2015 NASCAR Schedule to Be Announced Tuesday at 5 P.M. ET on Special Edition of "NASCAR America" on NBCSN
Host Rick Allen will be joined by NBC Sports Group NASCAR analysts Jeff Burton, Kyle Petty and Frank Stoddard to present the schedule and discuss the selected dates, tracks, and overall 2015 NASCAR calendar.

[08/22/14 - 12:38 PM]
Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan to Direct "White City" Pilot for AMC
The project is an adventure story set in the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth.

[08/22/14 - 11:43 AM]
"Red Band Society" Fans Banded Together to Help FOX Raise $100,000 for Charity Partners and Unlock the Debut Episode
The "Pilot" episode is available now until Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 PM ET on multiple platforms.

[08/22/14 - 11:30 AM]
A Special "Lost"-Themed Episode of "Phineas and Ferb" to Premiere Monday, September 29 on Disney XD
The episode, titled "Lost in Danville," also guest stars Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow.

[08/22/14 - 11:26 AM]
"Iyanla: Fix My Life Special Report: Healing in Ferguson" to Air Tuesday, August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on OWN
The special episode of the award-winning series follows ordained minister and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant on an emotional trip to Ferguson, Missouri.

[08/22/14 - 08:59 AM]
Talent Announced for 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews September 6 - 15 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
The annual celebration features multiple screenings at the Center's L.A. and N.Y. locations, with L.A. hosting interactive panel conversations at each event.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
Discovery Channel Explores the World of Automotive Auctions in All New Series "Highway to Sell"
Across America, neglected classic cars are waiting to be restored and make their way back onto the street.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America and BBC One Announce New Drama Series "The Living and the Dead"
"We are as excited about this show as anything since 'Life on Mars' and 'Ashes to Ashes' - we want it to be moving, tender, sensual... and very, very scary," said Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham.

[08/22/14 - 07:15 AM]
Teams Compete to Drive Away with the Grand Prize on New Food Network Series "Food Truck Face Off"
Jesse Palmer hosts the 13-episode series, premiering Thursday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", "Girlfriend Intervention", "Kim of Queens", and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue"
The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.