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[08/06/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 6
Updates include: Aly Michalka joins the cast of The CW's "iZOMBIE"; Ryan Hansen boards NBC's "Bad Judge"; and Jeffrey Wright among the latest cast in HBO's "Westworld."

[08/06/14 - 10:01 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for August 6
Next week returning guest judge, actress and dancer Jenna Dewan-Tatum will join judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy.

[08/06/14 - 04:31 PM]
James Van Der Beek Joins the Cast of "CSI: Cyber"
He will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics recruited by Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) for his war efforts in Afghanistan.

[08/06/14 - 03:06 PM]
FYI Orders Second Season of Hit Docuseries "Married at First Sight"
11 new one-hour episodes will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[08/06/14 - 12:40 PM]
DirecTV's Audience Network Acquires Acclaimed British Series "Uncle" from BBC Worldwide North America
The series about an out-of-work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with his 12-year-old nephew will premiere on DirectTV's Audience Network Wednesday, October 14 at 8:30/7:30c.

[08/06/14 - 12:30 PM]
Heather Olander Named SVP, Alternative Series Development and Production for Syfy
In the short term until early next year, Olander will continue in her current role as Senior Vice President USA alternative development and production.

[08/06/14 - 12:22 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Explores Enigmatic Pitching Role in "Closer Kingdom"
The one-hour special uses stunning cinematography, exterior interviews in natural settings and unique access to delve into the hierarchy, the routines and the mindset of baseball relievers with specific attention to the raw nature of the MLB closer.

[08/06/14 - 12:01 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Second Season of "Girl Meets World," the #1 Series Among Kids and Tweens
Since its June premiere, "Girl Meets World" has ranked as television's number one series among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.

[08/06/14 - 10:05 AM]
Former Athletes, Including NFL Players and Olympic Gold Medalists, Change Their Lives on "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," Kicking Off Sept. 11 on NBC
The contestants are led by former NFL players Scott Mitchell and Damien Woody, as well as Olympic gold medalist and former professional tennis star Zina Garrison.

[08/06/14 - 10:02 AM]
ESPN and Charter Communications Sign Distribution Agreement for SEC Network
With the addition of Charter, the SEC Network will be available to more than 91 million households nationwide.

[08/06/14 - 09:57 AM]
VH1 and K.Michelle Team Up to Bring Her Music to Life with "K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul - The Musical"
Premiering Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c, the dark, cautionary tale is directed by Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris Elba.

[08/06/14 - 09:38 AM]
Starz Original Series "Power" Rises in Finale
Starz spins the numbers for Saturday, August 2.

[08/06/14 - 09:37 AM]
NFL on FOX Stacks Broadcast Teams for 20th Anniversary Season
Joe Buck (@Buck) and Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman), the NFL's longest-running game broadcast team will return for their 13th season.

[08/06/14 - 09:27 AM]
New Series "Pond Stars" Transforms Dreary Backyards into Tranquil Retreats, Premieres Sept. 5 at 10 PM
The Nat Geo WILD series follows Chicago-based water feature specialists at Aquascape, Inc. as they combine technology with natural design principles to create beautiful, low maintenance water features that transform landscapes into retreats.

[08/06/14 - 09:15 AM]
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series(TM) Game to Feature San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings at Levi's(R) Stadium
Launched last season by the NHL, the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series(TM) featured four games in 2014, all of which were played in sold out stadiums.

[08/06/14 - 09:06 AM]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return to Host "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Live from Nashville on the ABC Television Network November 5
The popular pair used "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" to make the announcement when the concert special aired last night on ABC.

[08/06/14 - 08:49 AM]
Travel Channel Launches Season Seven of "Mysteries at the Museum" with History Explorer Don Wildman
The 13 all-new, one-hour episodes will premiere on Fridays starting on Friday, September 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/06/14 - 08:42 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/06/14 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with the "CMA Music Festival"
The Alphabet claims the top spot among adults 18-49 last night, narrowly edging NBC.

[08/06/14 - 08:20 AM]
ABC Wins Tuesday with the CMA Music Festival Hitting Its 2nd-Highest Numbers in 5 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/06/14 - 08:14 AM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Welcomes Celebrity Guests to Compete in the New Craig Ferguson Hosted Game Show
The series, executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, launches September 22 across more than 93% of the country including the top 50 U.S. markets.

[08/06/14 - 07:58 AM]
Ovation Investigates the World's Biggest Art Mysteries in New Original Series - "Raiders of the Lost Art"
Over the course of six riveting, one-hour episodes, the series delves into art mysteries that have perplexed investigators, law enforcement and art experts for decades.

[08/06/14 - 07:55 AM]
The New York Comedy Festival Announces 2014 Line-Up
Among the many highlights of this year's festival is the legendary Bill Cosby, who will perform at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 8.

[08/06/14 - 06:31 AM]
"Rewrapped" Returns for a Second Season Filled with Even More Iconic Snack Foods and Culinary Competition
The series returns with the first of 13 new episodes on Monday, September 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/05/14 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 5
Updates include: Justin Willman to host Comedy Central's "Sleight of Mouth"; Josh Casaubon to topline Amazon's "Down Dog"; and Glenn Gordon Caron inks overall deal with 20th.

[08/05/14 - 03:59 PM]
Disney Television Animated Series "The 7D" and "Gravity Falls" Ascend to Series Highs on Disney XD
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, August 4.

[08/05/14 - 02:39 PM]
"Street Outlaws" Hits Series High and Tops Monday Night in Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, August 4.

[08/05/14 - 02:28 PM]
GSN to Launch Online Series "Skin Wars: The Naked Truth with Kandee Johnson"
The project is a weekly online companion show featuring recaps and exclusive interviews related to GSN's new highly anticipated TV series.

[08/05/14 - 02:07 PM]
You Are Cordially Invited to VH1's First "Dating Naked" Wedding Special!
Who will tie the knot? Tune in to "Dating Naked" on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c for the reveal.

[08/05/14 - 01:54 PM]
CBS Slates Back-to-Back Episodes of "Extant" for Wednesday, August 20
Look for installments at both 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c.

[08/05/14 - 01:51 PM]
"Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" Makes Hallmark #1 on Saturday
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, August 2.

[08/05/14 - 12:32 PM]
Syfy's "Sharknado" Franchise Devours 18.2 Million Viewers!
Syfy spins the numbers for its "Sharknado" offerings to date.

[08/05/14 - 12:22 PM]
Bravo Media Launches 24/7 Online Destination for New Real-Time Dating Series "The Singles Project"
The hub will serve as a rich interactive extension allowing fans to impact the on-air storylines.

[08/05/14 - 11:33 AM]
A+E Networks Brings Back the Emmy-Winning Docuseries "Intervention" After 13 Groundbreaking Seasons to LMN
Production will begin this summer and the series is slated to air in first quarter of 2015.

[08/05/14 - 11:32 AM]
Disney XD Sets Multi-Year Highs in Prime; "Lab Rats" Hits Series Highs in Target Demos
Disney XD spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 11:31 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's Second Annual "SharkFest" Discovers the Real, Up Close and Personal Story of Sharks and Their Incredible Place in Our Ecosystem
On tap is the season finale of "Monster Fish with Dr. Zeb Hogan," tracking down two of Australia's most dangerous river shark species.

[08/05/14 - 11:20 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 in Primetime on Basic Cable Among Adults 18-34 for the First Week of August 2014
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 11:14 AM]
Avan Jogia to Play King Tutankhamun on Spike TV's Event Series "Tut"
The project will be shot entirely on location in Morocco and Canada this fall and will debut on the network in 2015.

[08/05/14 - 11:00 AM]
TNT Opens August with Sixth Consecutive Weekly Win
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 10:47 AM]
NBC Wins the July 28-Aug. 3 Week Among the Big 4 in 18-49 and Total Viewers, With NFL's Hall of Fame Game #1 in 18-49 and "Talent" #1 in Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 10:32 AM]
Syfy Enlists Wolfgang Petersen to Develop "Ghost Brigades"
Additionally, Jake Thornton and Ben Lustig (both currently developing Winter's Knight for Columbia Pictures) have been signed to write the pilot.

[08/05/14 - 10:31 AM]
MTV and Dimension TV Announces Director and Cast for "Scream" Pilot
Willa Fitzgerald, Amy Forsyth, John Karna, Carlson Young and Amadeus Serafini will topline the project, from director Jamie Travis.

[08/05/14 - 10:30 AM]
FXX's "The League" Soundtrack to Be Released Today
It contains 16 original songs, including fan favorites Birthday Song, Vaginal Hubris, Do The Vinegar Strokes as well as "The League" theme song.

[08/05/14 - 09:58 AM]
ABC Family Declares "Funday"! New Monthly Programming Event Featuring Fan-Favorite Movies Begins Saturday, August 16th at 6:00PM ET/PT
Kick back, grab some snacks and spend the weekend with Mulan, Rapunzel, Ariel and Pocahantas.

[08/05/14 - 09:58 AM]
ABC Surges to 7-Week Highs to Deliver Its Strongest Non-NBA Week This Summer
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/14 - 09:46 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Grows to Multi-Week Highs and Ranks as the Week's #1 Syndie Talker in All Key Measures
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of July 21-25.

[08/05/14 - 09:09 AM]
Oxygen Media Presents Advance Screenings of "Preachers of L.A." Season Two Exclusively at AMC Theatres in Select Markets on Tuesday, August 12
In addition, Oxygen will air four "Preachers of L.A." after-show specials beginning Wednesday, August 27 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/05/14 - 09:00 AM]
E!'s "Secret Societies" Cuts to the Truth About Plastic Surgery with "Pursuit of Perfection" Premiering Thursday, August 7th at 8:00PM ET/PT
This special exposes it all from the unimaginable injectable drugs and weight loss secrets to gender transformation surgeries and the latest nip and tuck operations.

[08/05/14 - 08:49 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Ties Its Second-Best 18-49 Rating in More Than Two Years
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 4.

[08/05/14 - 08:48 AM]
Starz Play Launched on Xbox One - "Outlander," More Great Starz Original Series Aad Movies Available for TV Viewing
The company's other authenticated online services, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY, are progressing in development and expected to launch on Xbox One by year-end 2014.







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[09/22/14 - 09:21 AM]
ESPN's MLB Postseason Impact Games: Orioles-Yankees, Giants-Dodgers Full National Telecasts Added to Schedule
The network announced today it has added two additional Major League Baseball Postseason Impact Games to its schedule.

[09/22/14 - 09:14 AM]
USA Network to Premiere Original Comedy Series "Benched" on Tuesday, October 28th
Eliza Coupe stars in the single-camera comedy about a high-powered corporate lawyer's fall from grace into the rough-and-tumble world of the public defenders.

[09/22/14 - 09:06 AM]
Spike TV Presents an Evening of Eddie Alvarez's Greatest Fights
MMA fans can sit back enjoy Eddie Alvarez's two most memorable bouts against Michael Chandler for free on Spike TV on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/22/14 - 09:04 AM]
A Snowboard Pro Gets a Brand-New Bro in Nickelodeon's New Live-Action Buddy-Comedy, "Max & Shred," Premiering Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Jonny Gray and Jake Goodman star in the series, airing weeknights at 7:30/6:30c.

[09/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
Paul Simon Joins Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends for This Week's George Harrison Celebration on "Conan"
The celebration, which begins tonight, also features previously announced performances of Harrison songs by Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends.

[09/22/14 - 08:44 AM]
Bounce TV Sets Second Season Premiere Date for "Family Time": Tues. Oct. 14 @ 10:00 p.m. ET
Plus: Bounce TV will encore the first season on Tuesday nights from 10:00-11:00 p.m. (ET) with two-episodes back-to-back starting September 23.

[09/22/14 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts CBS, NBC on Top in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's "Madam Secretary" opens to 14 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49.

[09/22/14 - 08:27 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 for the Night in Every Key Demographic - Adults, Men and Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 08:26 AM]
"Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store," His First Stand-Up Comedy Special for HBO, Debuts Oct. 4; Spike Lee Directs
Prior to the premiere of his special, Carmichael embarks on a six-city Love at the Store Tour, beginning Sept. 24 in Philadelphia and culminating Sept. 30 in Los Angeles.

[09/22/14 - 07:42 AM]
SundanceTV Begins Production on Sophomore Season of Original Drama "The Red Road"
Jason Momoa, Martin Henderson and Julianne Nicholson co-star in the new season, due in mid-2015.

[09/22/14 - 07:40 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Scores Highest-Rated NFL Game of Weekend
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 06:48 AM]
ION Television Invites Viewers to "Get Wrapped Up in the Holidays!" with Five All-New Original Holiday Movies
The new titles, including "Merry Ex-Mas," "A Christmas Mystery," "A Christmas Kiss II," "A Perfect Christmas List" and "Back to Christmas" begin airing Sunday, November 30.

[09/22/14 - 06:00 AM]
Kudos, AMC and Channel 4 Strike New Partnership Deal on "Humans"
The series is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a "Synth" - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.

[09/22/14 - 03:01 AM]
OK! TV Produced Special "Ray Rice: Celebrity Bad Behavior" Is an In-Depth Look at Celebrities and Athletes After Their Brushes with the Law
The special premieres this Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00/9:00c on ReelzChannel.

[09/21/14 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.