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[07/21/14 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 21
Updates include: FX passes on Charlie Kaufman's "How and Why"; Lucy Lawless to recur on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."; and Malcolm-Jamal Warner lands role on "Sons of Anarchy."

[07/21/14 - 01:03 PM]
"Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words," A Revealing Profile of the Former President, Debuts Aug. 4 on HBO
The film is presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of his resignation and features excerpts from his secretly recorded his private conversations.

[07/21/14 - 12:38 PM]
Zap! Pow! Bang! Comedy Central(R) Hits San Diego Comic-Con with Multiple Fan Events
Said offering start with back-to-back panels as Comedy Central Presents "Key & Peele" and Introduces "Moonbeam City" on Thursday, July 24.

[07/21/14 - 11:44 AM]
Velocity's All-New Series "Garage Squad" Helps America Rebuild and Restore Their Favorite Dream Cars
Hosted by Bruno Massel and Lauren Bohlander, the series comes to the rescue of people whose automotive projects have come to a dead end.

[07/21/14 - 11:32 AM]
Bleachers Named VH1's August You Oughta Know Artist
Bleachers will benefit from significant cross-platform promotion via frequent music video plays, a custom promo spot, interview on VH1's music-oriented Tuner blog, VH1's Top 20 Countdown, and much more.

[07/21/14 - 11:32 AM]
Academy Award Winner(R) Adrien Brody Stars in "Houdini" - Two-Night Miniseries-Event Premieres September 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History(R)
Joining Brody is Kristen Connolly as Bess Houdini, the love of Harry's life and right hand when it came to some of his most amazing feats.

[07/21/14 - 11:22 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's No. 1 Series "The Incredible Dr. Pol" Returns Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 9 PM ET/PT
Additionally, his new book, "Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow," hits the stands August 18, chronicling his life from childhood in the Netherlands up to the local hero he is today.

[07/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as Vice President, Original Movies
Most recently, Maggini was Vice President of Television for Josephson Entertainment in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for managing all areas of television development on behalf of the company.

[07/21/14 - 10:48 AM]
Homeowners Smash Their Way to Spectacular Renovations on DIY Network's "Sledgehammer"
The series features homeowners who think they're trying out for a home improvement show, but instead get a surprise visit from Jason Cameron who promises to fix any room they can completely demolish in 30 minutes.

[07/21/14 - 10:47 AM]
Six New Ways to Celebrate Shark Week 2014
Building upon last year's 11 shark-filled specials, a whopping 13 hours of new programming coupled with the live late-night talk show "Shark After Dark" will air beginning August 10.

[07/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
Country Rocks Your Summer on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airing Tuesday, August 5 on the ABC Television Network
Adding their chops and charm to the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special guest Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton with special guest Gwen Sebastian.

[07/21/14 - 10:36 AM]
Top 10 Contestants Revealed on "Sunday Best"!
Hosted by Kirk Franklin and featuring new judge Kierra Sheard, alongside gospel legends Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams, the series continues its reign as television's #1 gospel series.

[07/21/14 - 10:30 AM]
Live+7-Day Playback for the Premiere Episode of "Under the Dome" Tops Last Summer's L+7 Series Premiere
CBS further spins the numbers for Monday, June 30.

[07/21/14 - 10:29 AM]
FXX to Air Longest Running Marathon in TV History with "The Simpsons"
For 24 hours a day, over the course of the 12 days, FXX will air 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" (through Season 25) as well as "The Simpsons Movie" (airing after episode 400), in chronological order.

[07/21/14 - 10:19 AM]
Bernadette Peters to Guest Star in Bravo Media's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
Peters will play Lyla's (Janeane Garofalo) mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids.

[07/21/14 - 10:17 AM]
He'll Be Back - "Louie" Picked Up by FX for Fifth Season
The seven-episode new season from Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star/Director/Editor Louis C.K. will premiere in Spring 2015.

[07/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Aw, Geez, FX Is Going Back to "Fargo"
The new chapter of the "Fargo" story will feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new "true crime" story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes.

[07/21/14 - 10:04 AM]
Title Fight on the Line at UFC(R) Fight Night: Lawler vs. Brown Live on FOX Saturday, July 26
In the exciting headliner, No. 1-ranked welterweight Robbie Lawler takes on No. 5-ranked Matt Brown, with the winner earning a shot at champion Johny Hendricks.

[07/21/14 - 09:29 AM]
Nick Jr. Delivers a Magical Treat with the New Online Game "Wallykazam! Fruit Frenzy" on NickJr.com
Available today, kids can get to hopping and help their favorite characters prepare a delicious fruit-filled picnic for Gina the Giant.

[07/21/14 - 09:20 AM]
HGTV Features More Show and Designer Photography in Updated Folio App
HGTV Folio offers a seemingly endless stream of beautiful room photography, curated photo galleries and smart style guides selected by the experts at HGTV.

[07/21/14 - 09:12 AM]
Video: BBC America - "Intruders" Extended Trailer Released
The network's latest original series premieres Saturday, August 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/21/14 - 09:02 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Comic Con Key Art
The show's Comic Con panel will take place on Friday, July 25 at 12:20 pm PDT in Hall H.

[07/21/14 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Takes 2nd on Sunday in Viewers with "Wipeout" and "Rising Star" Improving Their Time Periods
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/21/14 - 08:30 AM]
NBCSN's Wednesday Primetime Soccer Doubleheader Begins with Liverpool v. AS Roma "Football at Fenway" Friendly at 7 PM ET
Said coverage will be immediately followed by the San Jose Earthquakes hosting the Chicago Fire at 10:30 p.m. ET.

[07/21/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls Back in Front with "Big Brother"
The Eye's summer mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[07/21/14 - 08:19 AM]
Encore Telecast of "American Ninja Warrior" Beats an Original "Wipeout" on ABC in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/20/14 - 09:23 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock is the most-watched network last night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/20/14 - 09:03 AM]
Tyler Posey to Host "Teen Choice 2014" Sunday, August 10, Live on FOX
In addition, music groups MAGIC! and Rixton will turn up the heat on the stage during their live performances.

[07/20/14 - 09:02 AM]
Emmy Award Winner Hank Azaria Puts Down Roots in "Bordertown" on FOX
Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander, Nicholas Gonzalez and Efren Ramirez also star in the upcoming animated comedy.

[07/20/14 - 09:01 AM]
Sunday Night Animated Comedies Draw A-List Stars This Fall on FOX
On tap are Jane Fonda, Willem Dafoe, Nick Offerman, Julie Bowen, Liam Neeson, Allison Janney, Kevin Kline, Zach Galifianakis, Kim Kardashian, Megan Mullally, Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key.

[07/19/14 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers; NBC, ABC Split Demos
"Dateline NBC" and "20/20" power their respective networks among adults 18-49.

[07/18/14 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 18
Updates include: The CW's "Hart of Dixie" to return for just 10 episodes; Alexandra Shipp to lead Lifetime's "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B"; Wentworth Miller cast as Captain Cold on The CW's "The Flash."

[07/18/14 - 05:30 PM]
Showtime(R) Releases Fourth Season Key Art for "Homeland"
Plus: get a first look at the new season, due Sunday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[07/18/14 - 05:29 PM]
Showtime(R) Sets October Series Premiere Date for "The Affair" & Debuts First Look
Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in the series, premiering Sunday, October 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/18/14 - 05:28 PM]
Showtime(R) Documentary "Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued" Set to Premiere November 21st
The documentary, which is produced by T Bone Burnett and Sam Jones and directed by Jones, chronicles the recording of new music from long-lost lyrics penned by legendary songwriter Bob Dylan.

[07/18/14 - 01:47 PM]
"The Strain" Delivers Eye-Catching Premiere Ratings
FX further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 13.

[07/18/14 - 12:22 PM]
Date Change for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere "Wedding Planner Mystery"
Originally slated for Saturday, August 16, the film will now roll out in October as part of Hallmark Movie Channel's rebranding.

[07/18/14 - 11:19 AM]
"Under the Dome" and "Extant" Are the Summer's Top Two Programs with 3-Day Playback Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[07/18/14 - 10:38 AM]
FX's "The Strain" Infects Comic-Con with Exclusive Fan Event
The event will give fans an inside look at props and costumes from the show, as well as a sneak peek into never-before-seen footage from the upcoming episode airing July 27.

[07/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
"Black Jesus" Blesses Adult Swim This Summer
Aaron McGruder's new live-action comedy premieres Thursday, August 7 at 11:00/10:00c on the network.

[07/18/14 - 09:39 AM]
"First Hamster Roosevelt" Gives Away Prizes Starting This Saturday on the Hub Network
During the family-friendly programming playing on three consecutive Saturdays, viewers will see a unique toll-free telephone number appearing throughout the day.

[07/18/14 - 09:10 AM]
Showtime Anytime(R) Now Available to RCN Subscribers
RCN customers who subscribe to Showtime should contact RCN for their username and password.

[07/18/14 - 09:06 AM]
Food Network Premieres "King of Cones" Monday, August 4th
Justin Willman hosts this special four-part stunt, as top-level dessert chefs are challenged to use their skills, creativity and ingenuity to make the most incredible ice cream treats imaginable.

[07/18/14 - 08:52 AM]
FYI Network Fires Up New Original Series "Red Hot Design" Premiering Friday, August 15 at 10PM ET
The series follows Shasta Smith and her team of talented "grease monkeys" who salvage, build and repurpose vintage scrap metal into phenomenal architectural elements matched with great color and fabrics.

[07/18/14 - 08:38 AM]
"Rookie Blue" Draws Its Biggest Overall Audience Since Its Season Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 17.

[07/18/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Split Demo Honors
"Big Brother 16" and "Hell's Kitchen" both power their respective networks among adults 18-49.

[07/18/14 - 08:33 AM]
The CW Orders New Cycle of the Hit Comedy "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
A premiere date and time for the new cycle of episodes will be announced at a later date.

[07/18/14 - 08:21 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Is No. 1 in the 10 p.m. Timeslot in the 18-49 Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 17.

[07/18/14 - 08:04 AM]
TNT Renews Three Summer Hits: "The Last Ship," "Major Crimes" and "Falling Skies"
"Falling Skies" will mark its fifth and final season with 10 episodes.

[07/18/14 - 07:44 AM]
Comedian Rodney Carrington's All-New Special, "Laughter's Good," Premieres Friday, July 25, at 9 P.M. ET/PT on CMT
This marks Carrington's first TV special since 2007's "Live at the Majestic," which will encore immediately following at 10:00/9:00c.







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[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
Coverage of the press conferences is also available through FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content.

[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.

[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
Lori Loughlin Stars in "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Brendan Meyer also star in the second installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series.

[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
In his new series, Josh teams up with house hunters to knock on every door in their ideal location and convince one homeowner to sell their house within 24 hours.

[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.

[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.