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[07/07/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 7
Updates include: Sam Waterston joins "Grace & Frankie" at Netflix; Brandon Routh to play Ray Palmer on The CW's "Arrow"; and Lorraine Toussaint boards ABC's "Forever."

[07/07/14 - 02:54 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Rookie Blue," "Big Brother" Top Originals
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight," Syfy's "Dominion" and National Geographic Channel's "Life Below Zero."

[07/07/14 - 02:44 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Brother" Continues Win Streak for CBS
Plus: numbers for ABC Family's "Young & Hungry," Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing: Miami" and VH1's "Hollywood Exes."

[07/07/14 - 01:40 PM]
"Tyrant" Rules DVR Viewers - Second Episode Tops Series' Debut Among Adults 18-49
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 1.

[07/07/14 - 01:29 PM]
Lifetime Goes Live on Thursday Nights with New Weekly Talk Series, "Undone with @AmandadeCadenet," Premiering July 24
The half-hour show will explore the hot topics trending in pop culture and feature interviews with celebrities or newsmakers who will join de Cadenet to hang out and chat about anything and everything that went down that week.

[07/07/14 - 01:28 PM]
Clint Dempsey, Captain of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team, To Visit CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," Wednesday, July 9
Also featured on Wednesday, July 9 is a performance by musical guests Sleeper Agent.

[07/07/14 - 12:06 PM]
Bounce TV Posts Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Growth, Grows Viewership by 50% in Prime
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2014.

[07/07/14 - 11:58 AM]
Hit Showtime(R) Drama "Penny Dreadful" to Headline Opening Day of San Diego Comic-Con 2014
Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.

[07/07/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Announces 2014 Comic-Con Slate
"Archer," "American Horror Story," "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Strain" are among the participating series.

[07/07/14 - 11:00 AM]
Taye Diggs to Guest Star on "The Good Wife" in Season Six
He'll play a meticulous and talented equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner who decides to throw in his lot with Diane and accompany her to Florrick/Agos.

[07/07/14 - 10:32 AM]
FOX Sports Presents Most Technologically Advanced MLB All-Star Game Broadcast in History
New to MLB on FOX coverage and this year's All-Star arsenal is SideTrax from Hawkeye Technology.

[07/07/14 - 10:31 AM]
NBC's "Food Fighters" Kicks Off July 22 Pitting Amateur Cooks and Their Signature Dishes Against Top Professional Chefs
The eight-episode series will feature acclaimed culinary experts, including top chefs Cat Cora, Lorena Garcia, G. Garvin, Duff Goldman, Elizabeth Faulkner and Jet Tila.

[07/07/14 - 10:22 AM]
There's Anarchy in the Arctic in Animal Planet's Series "Ice Lake Rebels"
The new 10-episode series launches Sunday, July 27 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/07/14 - 09:24 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks Unveils Dynamic New Logo for Rebranded Hallmark Movie Channel - Network to Become Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
The brand repositioning, which will come to life across digital and linear platforms on October 1, follows the successful brand redesign for sister network, Hallmark Channel 2 years ago.

[07/07/14 - 09:11 AM]
Spike TV Orders Season 2 of "Thrift Hunters"
The new episodes will air on Sunday nights this fall at 9:30/8:30c, following Spike's hit original series, "Auction Hunters".

[07/07/14 - 08:56 AM]
ABC Family Celebrates the 100th Episode of "Pretty Little Liars" by Offering a Sneak Peak of the First Act on WATCH ABC Family
The sneak preview is only available to viewers for the next 15 hours.

[07/07/14 - 08:55 AM]
In Second Quarter, HGTV Again Lands #1 Spot Among Cable Networks on Weekends
HGTV spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2014.

[07/07/14 - 08:45 AM]
Syfy's Original Event Series "Ascension" Commences Production in Montreal
Newly cast are Tiffany Lonsdale, Andrea Roth, Jacqueline Byers, PJ Boudousque and Ryan Robbins.

[07/07/14 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS in Tight Demo Race
The Eye's "Big Brother 16" however is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[07/07/14 - 08:33 AM]
NBC Special "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" Ranks #2 in Its Time Period Among the Big 4 Networks in Women 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 6.

[07/07/14 - 08:26 AM]
ABC's "Rising Star" Holds Steady and Beats its Original CBS and NBC Competition by 71% from 9-11pm in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 6.

[07/07/14 - 07:44 AM]
HBO Returns as Outfest Presenting Sponsor for the 32nd Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, July 10-20, 2014
Highlights include a behind-the-scenes glimpse into its groundbreaking comedy series, "Looking," with a panel discussion by cast and crew.

[07/07/14 - 07:40 AM]
"CBS News Live Experiences" Announces "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights," A Live, Interactive Event to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Thursday, July 24, 2014
Bob Schieffer will moderate the event, to be broadcast live at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT on Smithsonian Channel and CBSNews.com, and powered by Microsoft's Bing Pulse.

[07/07/14 - 07:04 AM]
IFC Orders Second "Spoils" Saga from Legendary Auteur
The latest book-to-screen adaption from fictional literary author Eric Jonrosh is titled "The Spoils Before Dying."

[07/07/14 - 06:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Takes Top Spot with "Dateline"
The Peacock's latest two-hour installment is the night's number one program in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/07/14 - 06:03 AM]
Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green's Comedy "Red Oaks" Coming to Amazon's Third Pilot Season
Craig Roberts, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind, Jennifer Grey and Oliver Cooper co-star in the project, from writers Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi.

[07/06/14 - 06:20 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Primetime Saturday Night Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, July 5.

[07/06/14 - 01:20 PM]
Netherlands-Costa Rica: Second Most-Watched FIFA World Cup Quarterfinal Match on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, July 5.

[07/05/14 - 02:05 PM]
Brazil-Colombia: Most-Watched FIFA World Cup Quarterfinal Match on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, July 4.

[07/05/14 - 12:05 PM]
@ESPNTennis: Djokovic - Federer XXXV for Wimbledon Glory
The 35th meeting of their rivalry will be seen on ESPN and WatchESPN on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 9 a.m. ET.

[07/05/14 - 09:05 AM]
"Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" Is the #1 Big 4 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 4.

[07/05/14 - 08:43 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops the Holiday with "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/04/14 - 12:13 PM]
@ESPNTennis: Championship Weekend at Wimbledon
Three former champions will take to Centre Court hoping to relive the most special moment in their sport.

[07/04/14 - 08:53 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Onto Top Demo Spot
The Eye wins the adults 18-49 crown by one-tenth of a ratings point over FOX.

[07/04/14 - 08:44 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Is Up Week to Week by 10% in Adults 18-49 and Up 3% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 3.

[07/04/14 - 08:25 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" and "NY Med" Lead Thursday from 9-11pm in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 3.

[07/03/14 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 3
Updates include: Georgina Haig to play Queen Elsa on ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; Peter Stormare to visit The CW's "Arrow"; and Cartoon Network fires "Clarence" creator Skyler Page.

[07/03/14 - 12:00 PM]
Discovery Channel to Do Special Airing of "Adrift: 47 Days with Sharks" in Memory of Louis Zamperini
World War II veteran and Olympian Louis Zamperini passed away today at the age of 97 years old.

[07/03/14 - 10:32 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Dominates Second-Quarter Ratings, Beating Kimmel-Letterman Combined in 18-49 with "Tonight's" Top Second-Quarter Average in Five Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 23-27 plus the quarter to date.

[07/03/14 - 10:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders Second Season of Comedy Series "I Didn't Do It"
The series premiered in January and season to date is Disney Channel's #1 series among Tweens 9-14 (a tie) and ranks among the network's Top 5 series with both Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.

[07/03/14 - 09:19 AM]
ESPN2 Airing Two Golf Championship Events Next Week
Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England, will host the best women's golfers from around the world for the 39th Ricoh Women's British Open July 10-13.

[07/03/14 - 08:59 AM]
"Taxi Brooklyn" Grows Versus Last Week's Debut by 10% in Adult 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 2.

[07/03/14 - 08:41 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Share Top Demo Honors
The Eye's "Big Brother 16" is the night's number one program among adults 18-49.

[07/03/14 - 07:57 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Attracts its Biggest-Ever Audience for Any Quarter During 2Q14
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 23-27 and the quarter to date.

[07/03/14 - 07:56 AM]
It's Book Smarts vs. Swamp Smarts in the All New Discovery Channel Program "Beasts of the Bayou"
The network's latest original launches Thursday, July 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/02/14 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 2
Updates include: Sara Rue cast in TV Land's "Impastor"; Carol Kane bound for FOX's "Gotham"; and Walton Goggins to return to "Sons of Anarchy" as Venus Van Dam.

[07/02/14 - 06:15 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "America's Got Talent" Continues Its Reign
Plus: numbers for FX's "Tyrant," Comedy Central's "Drunk History" and History's "Biker Battleground Phoenix."

[07/02/14 - 04:50 PM]
Video: "Jonah from Tonga" Season 1: Preview (HBO)
The network's latest Chris Lilley import premieres Friday, August 8 with back-to-back episodes at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/02/14 - 03:49 PM]
The CW Nixes "Famous in 12"; "Arrow" Repeats to Fill Tuesday Slot
The former's Harvey Levin pulled the plug on the series during last night's episode.

[07/02/14 - 03:15 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "Devious Maids", "Little Women: LA", "Dance Moms", "Raising Asia", "Expecting Amish" and "The Choking Game"
The latter original movies will premiere Saturday, July 19 and Saturday, July 26, respectively.







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[07/28/16 - 12:43 PM]
TLC's "Playhouse Masters" Climbs Into Imaginative Spaces
Tyson and Audy Leavitt create the most elaborate, over-the-top playhouses out of their family-run shop called "Charmed Playhouses."

[07/28/16 - 11:24 AM]
#Squadgoals Takes on New Meaning in an All New Season of Velocity's "Garage Squad"
The all new season starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm premieres Wednesday, August 24.

[07/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
TBS Greenlights Digital Animated Series "Storyville" and Begins Development on Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Series
Musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will tell true life stories which will be animated in rich detail, exposing the sheer absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory.

[07/28/16 - 10:26 AM]
Esquire Network Greenlights New Seasons of Hit Documentary Franchise "Friday Night Tykes" and Spin-Off "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country"
A combination of fan-favorite teams are set to return, with all-new teams presenting an authentic look at the cultural phenomenon that is American football.

[07/28/16 - 10:03 AM]
PBS to Present "Spotlight Education," A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America's Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
The stunt features eleven films and documentaries on local PBS stations September 12-17.

[07/28/16 - 10:02 AM]
PBS and American Experience Announce "The Great War" to Premiere April 2017
The six-hour, three-night event, will premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.

[07/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Frontline on PBS Presents "Divided States of America," A Look at the Polarized Nation the Next President Will Inherit
The four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country, and examines the America the next president will inherit.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Creator of Broadway Smash Hit Hamilton - Hosts Sixth Annual PBS Arts Fall Festival
"Hamilton's America" gives viewers a look at Miranda and his colleagues' creative process during the three years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Taps Charles Dance to Narrate Epic Global Miniseres Event "Savage Kingdom"
The project is a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance.

[07/28/16 - 10:00 AM]
Disney XD Picks Up Second Season of Its Innovative Hidden-Camera Prank Series "Walk the Prank"
The series has reached 35.4 million viewers including 13.2 million Kids 6-14 and 6.3 million Boys 6-14 on Disney XD and Disney Channel.

[07/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
El Rey Network's Original Wrestling Series "Lucha Underground" Returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM ET
Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement.

[07/28/16 - 09:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock once again is the evening's most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "Kiss Bang Love"
In "Kiss Bang Love," singles searching for love will participate in a new social experiment to find their match based on blindfolded kissing.

[07/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
Make a Date with Adult Swim's New Drive-In Tour - 10 Cities Host Nights of Fun and Freebies!
Each stop of the five-week, 10-city national tour, brings an ultimate exclusive sneak peek at unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and loads of other Adult Swim favorites.

[07/28/16 - 08:52 AM]
HBO Renews "Ballers" for Third Season
"Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the 'Ballers' team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers," said Casey Bloys.