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[09/26/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 26
Updates include: Josh Holloway lands lead role on USA's "Colony"; Kourtney Kang asks "Who's Steve" at ABC; and Jenna Bans, Ol Parker also book projects at the Alphabet.

[09/26/14 - 03:35 PM]
Lifetime Renews "Devious Maids" for Third Season
Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci will be back for another 13 episodes.

[09/26/14 - 01:31 PM]
Derek Jeter to Appear on "The Tonight Show" Thursday, Oct. 2
Other guests on the telecast will be James Marsden and chart-topping rock band 5 Seconds of Summer.

[09/26/14 - 11:34 AM]
Syfy Conjures Up More "Wizard Wars" - Series Will Re-Appear in January
The series is expected to return in January 2015, showcasing magicians from Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and more.

[09/26/14 - 11:03 AM]
The CW Extends Premiere of "The Flash" by Nearly Three Minutes
The season premiere of "Supernatural" then will start almost three minutes past the hour.

[09/26/14 - 09:33 AM]
Starz Offers a Layup for Consumers - Free Sampling of First Two Episodes of Original Series "Survivor's Remorse" Beginning September 27
The six-episode first season of the half-hour scripted comedy series premieres Saturday, October 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/26/14 - 09:21 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is the No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show on Thursday in Homes and Adults 18-49, Beating Both NBC's "Fallon" and CBS' "Letterman"
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:57 AM]
CMT to Exclusively Premiere Blake Shelton's Highly Anticipated New Album, "Bringing Back the Sunshine," Beginning Today at CMT Artists
Shelton joins the ranks of such top country artists as Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert who have partnered exclusively with CMT First to deliver new music to their passionate fan bases.

[09/26/14 - 08:52 AM]
Viewers to Get an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Christmas Episode During ABC Family's "The Hunger Games" Weekend
The exclusive look will air during the first hour of "The Hunger Games" on Sunday, October 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/26/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Equals Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since October 3, 2013
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Family to Air Halloween Specials of "Freak Out" on October 21 and 22
The two one-hour specials, from SallyAnn Salsano's 495 Productions, will air during the network's beloved programming event "13 Nights of Halloween."

[09/26/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's New Thursday Night Opens Big - 5 Year High
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "How to Get Away with Murder" Opens Big for ABC
The Alphabet's newcomer grows from its "Scandal" lead-in among total viewers.

[09/26/14 - 08:14 AM]
CMT Packs Fall Lineup with New and Returning Music Series and Specials
Highlights include "CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney," premiering Saturday, September 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/26/14 - 07:13 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Earns Overnight Ratings Increase of 87% Over Last Year
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 07:01 AM]
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, Makes First Appearance on ABC's "The Chew," Friday, October 3
Taped earlier this week, Mrs. Obama joined the co-hosts in the kitchen to discuss improving school nutrition and emphasize the importance of cooking at home as part of her Let's Move! initiative to combat childhood obesity.

[09/26/14 - 06:29 AM]
Crackle Brews Up an All-Star Lineup for Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Premiering November 6th
Fred Armisen, Colleen Ballinge, Bill Burr, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Ali Wentworth are among the latest guests.

[09/26/14 - 06:04 AM]
All 10 Episodes of the Critically Acclaimed Dark Comedy Series "Transparent" Are Now Available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany
The series follows the Pfeffermans - a Los Angeles family forced to deal with their long-held secrets together.

[09/25/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 25
Updates include: Chris Black, Joe Johnston get pilot order for "Lumen" at TNT; Tommy Johnagin to star in multi-camera comedy for CBS; and Rachel McAdams reportedly in talks for HBO's "True Detective."

[09/25/14 - 01:41 PM]
Kendra Wilkinson Baskett Opens Up to E!'s Giuliana Rancic in Her First Exclusive Interview Following Her Husband's Alleged Sex Scandal
The interview will air in its entirety in the new E! special "Beyond Candid with Giuliana: Kendra Wilkinson Baskett" premiering Wednesday, October 1 at 8:30/7:30c.

[09/25/14 - 12:03 PM]
"Something Borrowed, Something New" Returns to TLC October 10, 2014
The season continues each Friday with episodes that will touch the heart and inspire brides all over.

[09/25/14 - 12:03 PM]
FOX Sports Welcomes Jamie Little to NASCAR on FOX Family in 2015
The move to FOX after multiple years with ABC and ESPN represents a "homecoming" of sorts for Little.

[09/25/14 - 11:36 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Score Dominant Third-Quarter Ratings Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the third quarter to date.

[09/25/14 - 11:24 AM]
Starz Series "Outlander" Midseason Premiere Set for Saturday, April 4th 2015
The first half of season one concludes with the mid-season finale this Saturday, September 27.

[09/25/14 - 11:00 AM]
Young Disney Stars "Choose Kindness" in a Multi-Platform Initiative Debuting During National Bullying Prevention Month
The initiative includes special episodes of "Austin & Ally" and "Girl Meets World," each designed to reach kids with empowering, relevant stories and to augment the Channel's themes of communication, diversity and optimism.

[09/25/14 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Continues "The Big Bang Theory" Hour to Open Monday
"Mom" will now premiere on Thursday, October 30 while "The Millers" will move up to Monday, October 20.

[09/25/14 - 10:10 AM]
Vote Now! You Help Decide Which Utopian Is Exiled, As Newtopians Vie for a Chance to Join "Utopia"
The replacement process begins this week when the Utopians are advised that they must nominate for exile two pioneers who have not pulled their weight.

[09/25/14 - 10:04 AM]
Syfy Renews "Defiance" and "Dominion" from Universal Cable Productions
Both series are slated to return with 13 all-new episodes in 2015.

[09/25/14 - 09:24 AM]
CBS's Night of Reality - "Survivor and Big Brother" - Sweeps Wednesday in Adults 18-49 and 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/14 - 09:06 AM]
NBCSN to Present 20 Hours of 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race
NBCSN's coverage of the nine-month race will begin on Sunday, October 26 at 1 p.m. ET, with a 90-minute special which highlights the start of the race and previews the 39-week sailing campaign.

[09/25/14 - 09:01 AM]
Season Three of WE tv's Hit Series "Tamar & Vince" Premieres Thursday, October 23 at 10PM ET/PT
The second season of Tamar & Vince delivered 1.1 million total viewers to WE tv, up +29% over season one.

[09/25/14 - 09:01 AM]
Regular-Slot Debut of "The Mysteries of Laura" Wins Its Hour in Total Viewers While Retaining 97% of Last Week's Preview
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/14 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Modern Family" Returns on Top for ABC
The comedy claims the number one spot among total viewers and adults 18-49 followed by its lead-out "Black-ish."

[09/25/14 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" and "Black-ish" Open as Wednesday's Top 2 TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/14 - 08:04 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Launches Next Generation of Its Groundbreaking WATCH ABC Services
With a complete redesign of the user interface and user experience also included, this re-launch is the most significant update to the service since its debut.

[09/25/14 - 07:44 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Grows for the 5th Straight Year to Its Most-Watched Season Yet and Hits a 10-Year High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the third quarter to date.

[09/25/14 - 07:01 AM]
Netflix and Rainbow Studios Announce Spin-off of "Winx Club" as a New Original TV Series for Kids
The first of the two all-new seasons will be available by early 2016 with the second following in the autumn.

[09/25/14 - 04:09 AM]
BBC America Announces Cast of New Drama Series "Tatau"
The series follows Kyle (Joe Layton) and Budgie (Theo Barklem-Biggs), two twenty-something friends from London that set off to travel the world.

[09/24/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 24
Updates include: NBC developing "Real Genius" as TV series; Zachary Levi to topline musical comedy "Tuned"; and John Rogers gets pilot production commitment for "Endgame," also at NBC.

[09/24/14 - 03:34 PM]
CBS Renews Hit Summer Series "Big Brother" for Two More Editions
"Big Brother After Dark," the ultimate fan after-show with a live late-night look inside the House, has also been renewed for next summer.

[09/24/14 - 03:04 PM]
Lifetime(R) Unlocks the Secrets of Women Who Love Men Behind Bars in New Docuseries, "Prison Wives Club," Set for Series Premiere Tuesday, October 28, 10p ET/PT
While facing judgment from their friends and families, each episode explores how these women struggle to find normalcy despite their unconventional choices when it comes to the men in their lives.

[09/24/14 - 01:25 PM]
From Weather Hackers to Undiscovered Monsters, The Weather Channel Shows How Weather Shapes Everything, Greenlighting Two New Series, "BrainStormers" and "How Weather Created a Monster"
In addition, The Weather Channel has also greenlit a second season of its hit series "Tornado Alley," which was the network's third highest performing series of all time.

[09/24/14 - 01:14 PM]
TLC Returns with Ever-Expanding Williams Family in All-New Episodes of "My Five Wives"
The new 10-part season premieres Sunday, October 19 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[09/24/14 - 01:00 PM]
"Monstober," a Month-Long Halloween Event, Returns to Disney Channel This October
Highlights include an animated version of the "Jessie" cast in a crossover episode of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors."

[09/24/14 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Presents "SNL Vintage" Beginning Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 P.M.
The first classic episode will return audiences to "SNL's" debut season in 1975 with an episode hosted by Richard Pryor and musical guest Gil Scott-Heron.

[09/24/14 - 11:42 AM]
Video: First Look at truTV's "Branson Famous," Television's First-Ever Reality Musical
The newcomer will roll out on the cable channel this December.

[09/24/14 - 11:06 AM]
"Beyond Candid with Giuliana: Kris Jenner" Premieres Sunday, October 5 at 10pm ET/PT on E!
In the all-new, one-hour special, Kris speaks about the ups and downs of her first marriage, her greatest joys and one particular regret involving the killing of her best friend.

[09/24/14 - 10:05 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Vince Gerardis to Develop Original Scripted Series "Red Mars"
The project is based on Kim Stanley Robinson's expansive "Mars Trilogy," his series of novels about the colonization and transformation of Mars.

[09/24/14 - 09:50 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Scores Highest-Rated NFL Game of Season on Any Network Highlighted by Denver-Seattle
CBS further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/24/14 - 09:26 AM]
Science Channel's "How It's Made Week" Shines the National Spotlight on Manufacturing in Honor of Manufacturing Day 2014
Beginning Monday, September 29, "How It's Made" rules Science Channel's airways with round-the-clock episodes that showcase the fascinating, technologically advanced world of manufacturing.







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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.