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[07/11/14 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 11
Updates include: Luke Mitchell, Jaime Lee Kirchner to be "Members Only" at ABC; Edward Allen Bernero to run NBC's "State of Affairs"; and Colin Farrell in talks for HBO's "True Detective."

[07/11/14 - 05:01 PM]
AMC Orders Unscripted Series "4th and Loud" Focused on the Inaugural Season of the LA KISS Arena Football League Team
The 10-episode series will now premiere Tuesday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c, one week later and one hour earlier than previously announced.

[07/11/14 - 05:00 PM]
AMC Releases New Details and Photos from "Better Call Saul"
Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando star alongside Bob Odenkirk.

[07/11/14 - 04:50 PM]
SundanceTV's Original Scripted Mini-Series "One Child" to Air as a Two-Night Special Event, Thanksgiving Weekend, November 28th and 29th
Katie Leung, Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter star in the project, from writer Guy Hibbert.

[07/11/14 - 04:29 PM]
AMC Announces Straight-to-Series Order for "Badlands" (WT)
The project is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West."

[07/11/14 - 03:37 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Brother" Once Again Tops Charts
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Snack-Off," Discovery's "Beasts of the Bayou" and TLC's "Leah Remini: It's All Relative."

[07/11/14 - 02:01 PM]
Starz Announces Premiere Dates for "Survivor's Remorse" & "The Chair"
Plus: watch the trailer for the network's upcoming dramatic thriller "The Missing," a limited series premiering this fall.

[07/11/14 - 01:38 PM]
Starz Offers Free Sampling of Series Premiere Episode of "Outlander" on TV and Online Beginning August 2
Free sampling of the series premiere episode will be available with multiple television and online platforms nationwide leading up to the worldwide series premiere on August 9.

[07/11/14 - 01:16 PM]
Showtime(R) Collaborates with Director Tatia Pilieva for Social Experiment "Undress Me," Inspired by the Acclaimed Series "Masters of Sex"
The video features 20 strangers, paired into couples, from a myriad of ethnic backgrounds, ages and sexual orientations as they meet for the first time, undress each other and get into bed.

[07/11/14 - 01:11 PM]
FOX Conquers San Diego Comic-Con with World Premiere Screenings and Panel Debuts of "Gotham" and "Wayward Pines"
The network details its various offerings during the annual event.

[07/11/14 - 01:04 PM]
"Extant," CBS' Highly Anticipated Summer Blockbuster, Arrives this Weekend on Prime Instant Video for Exclusive Premium Subscription Streaming
New fans can access Extant on hundreds of connected devices using their Prime membership beginning July 13.

[07/11/14 - 12:46 PM]
Pivot Greenlights "The Operatives," An Original Series Spotlighting an Elite Team of Conservationists That Takes on the World's Worst Eco Offenders
The series chronicles the life of adventurer, author, and eco warrior Pete Bethune and his team of extreme conservationists.

[07/11/14 - 12:45 PM]
Pivot Announces January 2015 Premiere for "Fortitude," An Original Drama Series Starring Golden Globe(R) Award Winner Stanley Tucci
Airing in 12 one-hour episodes, the series tells the story of the small, Arctic town of Fortitude whose peaceful existence is shattered after a brutal and shocking murder.

[07/11/14 - 12:44 PM]
Pivot Greenlights Season Three of "Please Like Me"
The coming-of-age comedy created, written and executive produced by 27-year-old comedian Josh Thomas, is inspired in part by the painfully awkward events of his own life.

[07/11/14 - 12:43 PM]
Pivot's New Series "Welcome to Fairfax" and "Freestyle Love Supreme" Set to Premiere October 17
The former explores the vibrant and arts district of Los Angeles and the entrepreneurs who work and live on these blocks.

[07/11/14 - 12:35 PM]
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Provide Musical Soundtrack for 2014 MLB All-Star Game
Songs from the album are planned for use in the broadcast's opening tease, commercial bumpers and video montages, as well as numerous other programs across FOX Sports' networks.

[07/11/14 - 12:23 PM]
"Pawnography" Premieres as History(R)'s #1 New Series of 2014 with 2.82 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Thursday, July 10.

[07/11/14 - 12:05 PM]
NBC to Air Live "66th Primetime Emmy (R) Red Carpet Special" Prior to Emmy Awards Telecast
The special will air Monday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET and be hosted by "Access Hollywood" anchor Billy Bush.

[07/11/14 - 12:02 PM]
VH1 Turns Up the Volume with Its New Wednesday Night Lineup Featuring "Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project" and Music Series "Soundclash"
Plus: VH1 will debut "Behind The Music: Linda Perry," the newest installment in its celebrated series which reveals the trials behind the success of singer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Linda Perry.

[07/11/14 - 11:52 AM]
Make a Date with VH1 on Thursday Nights in July
Said lineup - premiering July 17 - features newcomers "Dating Naked," "Candidly Nicole," and "LeAnn & Eddie."

[07/11/14 - 11:16 AM]
"Tonight Show" Encores Take Week of June 30-July 4, Defeating "Kimmel" Originals
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 30-July 4.

[07/11/14 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Stars Perform New Pop Arrangement of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" From Disney's "Frozen"
The new pop arrangement of the song will debut July 18 on Radio Disney; its music video will premiere on the popular WATCH Disney Channel app for verified users on July 18 and July 20 on Disney Channel.

[07/11/14 - 10:07 AM]
Warner Bros. Television and TV Guide Magazine Join Forces Once Again on a Special Comic-Con(R) Edition of the Magazine Showcasing the Studio's Programming
Look for a special Warner Bros.-themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, taking fans behind the scenes of their favorite series and offering up four sets of collectible "flip" covers.

[07/11/14 - 10:06 AM]
MTV Greenlights "Shannara" Straight to Series and Announces Jonathan Liebesman as Director During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network renews "Catfish: The TV Show" and gives premiere dates for "Are You The One?," "Awkward," "Faking It" and "Happyland."

[07/11/14 - 10:03 AM]
Pop Superstar Jason Derulo to Perform on "Teen Choice 2014" Live Sunday, August 10, on FOX
Plus: Jake T. Austin, Big Show, Jamie Blackley, Kellan Lutz, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Cody Simpson, Hailee Steinfeld, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and Zendaya are all slated to appear.

[07/11/14 - 09:31 AM]
Ophelia Lovibond Set to Recur on "Elementary" as Sherlock Holmes' New Protege
Kitty Winter is Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) new apprentice in New York who immediately becomes rivals with her predecessor, Joan Watson (Lucy Liu).

[07/11/14 - 09:30 AM]
NBC, Universal Television Ready to Invade Comic-Con with Panels and Parties
"Constantine," "The Blacklist," "Hannibal," "Grimm" and "Bates Motel" are among the featured programs.

[07/11/14 - 09:13 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Out-Rates Every Episode of All Three of Last Summer's Original Comedies on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 10.

[07/11/14 - 09:05 AM]
"Big Brother" Soars Over Last Week's Thursday Edition
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 10.

[07/11/14 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Family Kicks Off Its Annual Summer Crush Programming Event, Starting Friday, July 25
Highlights include classics such as "Pretty in Pink" and "The Breakfast Club" and new hits like the ABC Family premiere of "Bridesmaids."

[07/11/14 - 08:39 AM]
TNT Invades Comic-Con with "Legends," "The Last Ship" and "Falling Skies"
Stars and producers from all three shows are set to participate in discussion panels and Q&A sessions.

[07/11/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
"Brother" is last night's adults 18-49 champ with a repeat of "Big Bang Theory" the most-watched program.

[07/11/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" and "NY Med" Grow/"NY Med" Tops Its Hour for 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 10.

[07/11/14 - 08:00 AM]
Stars Set to Shine at The 2014 ESPYS Hosted by Drake on July 16
Scheduled presenters include Jessica Alba, Jeff Bridges, Cameron Diaz, Victor Cruz, Kevin Durant, Colin Kaepernick, Dan Marino, Floyd Mayweather, Danica Patrick, Cal Ripken, Jr., Maria Sharapova and Kiefer Sutherland.

[07/11/14 - 07:53 AM]
Crackle New Original Series "Sequestered" to Premiere on August 5
Jesse Bradford, Summer Glau and Patrick Warburton star in the project, about a jury sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a high-profile kidnapping-murder case with massive implications.

[07/11/14 - 06:39 AM]
FX Networks to Sneak Peek Its New Drama "The Strain" Exclusively on Xbox
Look for an exclusive scene from the pilot available now only on Xbox One(R) and Xbox 360(R).

[07/11/14 - 06:10 AM]
International Sports Star David Beckham to Be Honored with the First-Ever Legend Award At Nickelodeon's Inaugural "Kids' Choice Sports 2014"
He "exemplifies the qualities every kid aspires to achieve and his name is the first that comes to mind when we think of his sport."

[07/10/14 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 10
Updates include: FOX cuts final season of "Glee" to 13 episodes; Cinemax renews "The Knick" prior to launch; and Lucy Griffiths to depart NBC's "Constantine" in favor of new lead.

[07/10/14 - 04:44 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Extant," "Big Brother 16" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for FX's "The Bridge," ABC Family's "Mystery Girls" and Bravo's "Untying the Knot."

[07/10/14 - 02:24 PM]
Netherlands-Argentina: ESPN's Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed FIFA World Cup Semifinal Match
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 9.

[07/10/14 - 02:15 PM]
Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins Star in "Olive Kitteridge" - Miniseries Debuts on HBO This Winter
Based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, the project comes from writer Jane Anderson and director Lisa Cholodenko.

[07/10/14 - 02:13 PM]
Queen Latifah Stars in and Executive Produces HBO Films' "Bessie," The Story of Iconic Blues Singer Bessie Smith, Written and Directed by Dee Rees, Shooting in Atlanta and Debuting in 2015
Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and Mo'Nique also star.

[07/10/14 - 02:13 PM]
Mike Nichols to Direct Meryl Streep in HBO Films' Adaptation of "Master Class," Terrence McNally's Tony Award-Winning Play About Maria Callas
"It is a terrific play written with awareness of a great artist's process," says Mike Nichols, "and it will be one great artist playing another."

[07/10/14 - 02:12 PM]
HBO's Emmy(R)-Winning Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" to Return for Eight-Episode, Fifth and Final Season Sept. 7
In the final season, which takes place in the depths of the Depression in 1931, Nucky Thompson recalls his Atlantic City roots and plots a post-Prohibition future.

[07/10/14 - 02:11 PM]
Exclusive HBO Series "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways," Documenting an Eight-City Journey Into the Heart of America's Musical Identity, Debuts in October
The unprecedented eight-part documentary series digs deep into the heart and soul of America's musical identity.

[07/10/14 - 02:10 PM]
"Getting On," An Offbeat, Comedic Look at the Dysfunctional Staff of a Beleaguered Hospital, Returns for Its Second Season This November, Exclusively on HBO
The critically-acclaimed show follows the daily lives of nurses and doctors as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system.

[07/10/14 - 02:09 PM]
"The Comeback," Starring Lisa Kudrow, And Created and Executive Produced by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow, Returns as a Limited Comedy Series This November, Exclusively on HBO
"It was almost too fun to play Valerie Cherish the first time around," observes Lisa Kudrow. "I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character."

[07/10/14 - 02:08 PM]
"On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z," Presenting Their First Collaborative Tour, Debuts in September, Exclusively on HBO
Taping September 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris on the only international leg of their current tour, the special will feature the superstars performing more than 40 songs.

[07/10/14 - 01:49 PM]
ESPNU Covers College Football Media Days
Coverage begins with SEC Media Days from Hoover, Ala. (July 14 -17) and continues with 2014 College Football Media Days featuring the American, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, and Pac-12 (July 21-23 and July 28-29).

[07/10/14 - 01:43 PM]
FX Networks' 45 Emmy(R) Award Nominations Sets a Basic Cable Record for the Most Nominations in a Single Year
FX Networks' 45 nominations surpassed its previous high of 26 in 2013.







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[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.

[08/20/14 - 09:04 AM]
CBS to Broadcast a Special "Doubleheader" of the Series Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Starring Tea Leoni, On the Same Night as Its Debut, Sunday, Sept. 21
Look for the pilot episode at 8:30/7:30c and 10:30/9:30c on said night.

[08/20/14 - 08:49 AM]
Hollywood Stars Align for Stand Up to Cancer Friday, September 5
Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Mark Harmon, Rob Lowe and more will appear in the broadcast.