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[08/07/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 7
Updates include: Christopher Menaul to helm National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus"; "Arrow's" Robert Knepper to visit The CW's "The Flash"; and CBS gives early pilot order to "Austen's Razor."

[08/07/14 - 04:57 PM]
ABC Closes "Black Box" After One Season
The freshman entry wrapped its 13-episode run last month on the Alphabet.

[08/07/14 - 02:59 PM]
GSN's "Skin Wars" Delivers Network's Second-Highest Original Series Premiere Ever
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 6.

[08/07/14 - 02:46 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Feature Groundbreaking Docu-Series "The Specials" on Sunday, September 7
All 13 episodes will air back-to-back on Sunday, September 7 from 2:30 - 9 p.m.

[08/07/14 - 01:59 PM]
Pivot's New Eco-Adventure Series "The Operatives" Starring Pete Bethune to Premiere August 17 at 10PM ET/PT
The series follows a group of former elite soldiers who have collectively spent decades defending their countries, and are now putting their expertise to use to defend the natural world.

[08/07/14 - 11:16 AM]
Desintation America Returns to the Land of the Free with an All-New Season of "Buying Alaska"
The show's 30-episode third season premieres Saturday, September 6 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/07/14 - 11:06 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Handily Outperform Timeslot Competition for Week of July 28-Aug. 1
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 28-August 1.

[08/07/14 - 11:05 AM]
Starz to Premiere "The Missing" Saturday, November 15th at 9PM ET/PT
The eight-episode dramatic thriller centers on the psychological fallout and ensuing years-long manhunt resulting from the sudden disappearance of five-year-old Oliver Hughes while on holiday with his parents in France in 2006.

[08/07/14 - 10:23 AM]
Kardashian Royalty Take Over the Hamptons on the Season Finale of "Royal Pains"
Khloé Kardashian and Scott Disick will both appear in said installment, airing Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/07/14 - 10:13 AM]
Dr. Jenn Berman Checks in with Couples from the First Four Seasons in "VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn Reunion" Special
The one-hour special will premiere Wednesday, September 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/07/14 - 09:53 AM]
Showtime(R) & Dane Cook Team Up for "Troublemaker" - Stand-Up Comedy Event To Have World Premiere Friday, October 17th at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
This comedy event shows off Cook's ability to not only perform in-depth comedy routines, but film them in a style that speaks to a new generation of comedy fans everywhere.

[08/07/14 - 09:25 AM]
FYI's New Original Series "The Feed" Explores Current and Creative Food Trends Sweeping the Nation
Culinary expert Gail Simmons; superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson; and comedian and food writer Max Silvestri host the series, premiering Thursday, August 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/07/14 - 09:13 AM]
National Geographic Channel Retraces the Day Before the World Changed in "9/10: The Final Hours"
The two-hour documentary will premiere on Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/07/14 - 09:01 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Season 8 Winner Kenichi Ebina to Perform During Aug. 13 Live Results Show on NBC
Ebina is a self-taught dancer who infuses illusion, mime and special effects of sound, light and video into each dance performance.

[08/07/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Taxi Brooklyn" Pulls Even with "Extant" in the 10 p.m. Hour in Adults 18-49 to Tie for #1 in the Slot
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 6.

[08/07/14 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with CBS
"America's Got Talent" is the night's most-watched program while "Big Brother 16" tops the charts in adults 18-49.

[08/07/14 - 08:09 AM]
Rosie Cepero Delivers Messages from the Afterlife in New TLC Series "Angels Among Us"
The 12-part series launches Sunday, September 7 at 10:00/9:00c after "Long Island Medium."

[08/07/14 - 08:05 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Scores Its Most-Watched July Ever in Viewers and Strongest in 11 Years in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 28-August 1 plus the month of July.

[08/07/14 - 06:00 AM]
E! Explores the World of People Living and Looking Like Dolls When "Society X: Living Dolls" Hosted by Laura Ling Premieres August 14 at 8:00PM ET/PT
In this all-new special, Ling will introduce viewers to both male and female "living dolls" like Emily Smith who relies on hours of makeup, wigs and the perfect wardrobe to transform her appearance.

[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.







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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.