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[07/13/14 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Weekend of July 12-13
Updates include: Nickelodeon pulls the plug on "Sam & Cat"; Angelica Celaya named female lead of NBC's "Constantine"; and Amazon zeroes in on its latest premiere dates.

[07/13/14 - 12:21 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Keeps NBC in Front Once Again
The Peacock's newsmagazine franchise is the night's top program in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/13/14 - 12:15 PM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Is the #1 Primetime Show of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, July 12.

[07/13/14 - 09:00 AM]
Film, Television and Theater Icon Christopher Walken Cast as Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"
"It's a chance to put on my tap shoes again," said Walken.

[07/13/14 - 08:57 AM]
NBC to Televise Inaugural U.S. Red Nose Day Live Special in May 2015
Created by writer-director Richard Curtis in 1985, the idea of Red Nose Day was built upon the foundation that mass media and celebrities can help raise money and awareness of poverty to save and change millions of lives.

[07/13/14 - 08:56 AM]
NBC Renews Trio of Alternative Series: "America's Got Talent," "Last Comic Standing" and "American Ninja Warrior"
So far this summer, NBC is consistently generating the highest regular-program ratings among the Big 4 networks.

[07/12/14 - 03:31 PM]
Hulu and "South Park" Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Content Licensing Deal at 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour
Plus: the streaming service will renew its popular original series "East Los High."

[07/12/14 - 02:31 PM]
"Living with the Jacksons" - Reelz Announces a Special Television Event to Premiere November 18, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT
Plus: Reelz also set the premiere date for its new original reality series "Polka Kings" as Tuesday, January 6.

[07/12/14 - 08:39 AM]
"Crossbones" Is Up 50% Versus Its Prior Telecast in Adults 18-49 and 26% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 11.

[07/12/14 - 08:27 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Once Again Top Demos with Newsmagazines
"Dateline NBC" and "20/20" lead their respective networks among adults 18-49.

[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, Chloë 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.







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[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
The book was discovered by his wife Sherri Crichton amongst his archives and immediately identified the book as "Pure Crichton."

[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
"This show will explore the roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, giving viewers a greater understanding of what is becoming a rapidly evolving issue," said Courteney Monroe.

[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.