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[03/13/14 - 02:37 PM]
Syfy Gives 6-Hour Event Series "Ascension" Greenlight for Launch in 2014
The project, from Philip Levens, is slated to launch in November and air through December.

[02/07/14 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 7
Updates include: Rob Riggle joins Rob Lowe in NBC's "The Pro"; Eloise Mumford is the first to board "Warriors" at ABC; and CBS adds one more pilot to its comedy roster.

[08/21/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 21
Updates include: Nickelodeon orders six more episodes of "The Haunted Hathaways"; E! extends "The Soup Investigates"; and FX gives pilot order to animated "Bigfoot."

[08/01/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 1
Updates include: Cindy Chupack to have "The Longest Date" for FOX; David Magee lands "Travelers" at ABC; and Jeremy Jordan, Lynn Collins to visit CBS's "Elementary."

[07/09/13 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 9
Updates include: FOX to bring "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" to small screen; TNT passes on its Geena Davis-led drama pilot; and Ryan Seacrest to host NBC's "Million Second Quiz."

[02/22/13 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 22
Updates include: Ken Jeong reports to "Spy" at ABC; James Van Der Beek has "Friends With Better Lives" at CBS; and Henry Ian Cusick boards "The Hundred" at The CW.

[02/19/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 19
Updates include: Tricia Helfer to lead ABC's "Killer Women"; Ari Graynor tapped as "Bad Teacher" for CBS; and Michael Peña to search for "The List" at FOX.

[09/28/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 28
Updates include: Miley Cyrus in talks for "Bonnie & Clyde" mini-series; CBS orders "Nerds in Love" comedy pilot; and Jason Katims to bring "About a Boy" to NBC.

[08/14/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 14
Updates include: HBO pilots "Getting On" import from the U.K.; Lennie James, Joe Anderson bound for AMC pilots; and Lara Jean Chorostecki joins NBC's "Hannibal."

[07/19/12 - 10:15 AM]
64th Primetime Emmy(R) Award Nominations Announced - ABC Receives 48 Nominations
"Modern Family" received 14 nods, including Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Greg Kinnear.

[07/18/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 18
Updates include: Marton Csokas set as male lead on DirecTV's "Rogue"; Camilla Luddington to recur on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; and Megalyn Echikunwoke joins the cast of CBS's "Made in Jersey."

[06/01/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 1
Updates include: Damon Lindelof plots TV return at Warner Bros. Television; Andy Samberg is the latest to depart NBC's "SNL"; and Vanessa Redgrave to guest on USA's "Political Animals."

[05/11/12 - 05:49 PM]
"Missing," "Pan Am," "The River" Latest to Get the Boot at ABC
The cancellations cap a busy day at the Alphabet.

[03/27/12 - 11:15 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Airs 4 of the Top 20 Broadcast Series for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 19-25.

[03/22/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 22
Updates include: Hugh Dancy to play Will Graham in NBC's "Hannibal"; Alyssa Milano joins ABC's "Mistresses"; and Jennifer Beals, Paula Marshall round out CBS's "The Widow Detective."

[03/21/12 - 08:50 AM]
ABC's "Cougar Town" Surges to its Top Audience since its Season Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 20.

[03/15/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 15
Updates include: Thomas Vaethroeder is FOX's "Prodigy/Bully"; John Corbett to play CBS's "The Widow Detective"; and Tate Donovan joins "Notorious" at NBC.

[03/13/12 - 10:19 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Airs 5 of the Top 20 Broadcast Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 5-11.

[03/07/12 - 09:00 AM]
ABC's Repeat/Original Comedies Top Fox's Comedy Premieres from 8-9pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 6.

[03/06/12 - 09:40 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" Ties for #1 for the Primetime Week of Feb. 27-March 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 27-March 4.

[03/02/12 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 2
Updates include: ABC finds its "Beauty," The CW its "Beast"; Jesse Spencer reports to NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Dan Byrd to star in CBS sitcom pilot.

[02/28/12 - 10:33 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" Is the #1 Series for the Primetime Week of Feb. 20-26 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 20-26.

[02/28/12 - 10:25 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Wins the Week by Strong Margins in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 20-26.

[02/27/12 - 10:09 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Surges Ahead of "The Voice," "Idol" and "Big Bang" to Rank as the Week's #1 Series
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of February 6-12.

[02/22/12 - 09:49 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - ABC Qualifies as the Only Net to Grow its Viewer Count Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 13-19.

[02/22/12 - 09:06 AM]
ABC is the Only Net Up on Tuesday Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 21.

[02/15/12 - 08:55 AM]
"Cougar Town" Premiere Posts Improved Lead-in Retention for ABC at 8:30pm
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 14.

[02/14/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes for CBS; Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" gets series order at NBC; and Sophia Bush is cast in CBS's "Partners."

[02/14/12 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - "The Voice" and "Smash" Pace NBC's Primetime Week of Feb. 6-12
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 6-12.

[02/14/12 - 09:55 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network Builds Week to Week by 27% in Viewers and by 40% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of February 6-12.

[02/08/12 - 08:47 AM]
"The River" Opens at 11-Week Highs for ABC in the Time Period
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 7.

[02/06/12 - 06:55 PM]
Video: "The River" - The Search for Emmet Cole Featurette
Oren Peli joins his co-producers and stars for a sneak peek at the epic.

[02/06/12 - 11:19 AM]
Disney Media Distribution Signs Agreements to Premiere "The River" in Eight Countries Around the Globe in Conjunction With the Series' U.S. Premiere
Poland, Canada, South Korea, Netherlands, Sweden, Philippines, Norway and Israel will carry the series either day-and-date or within 24-48 hours of the U.S. premiere.

[02/03/12 - 12:11 PM]
ABC's "The River" Presents a New and Unique Interactive Experience Through XBox Live Before the Series Premiere on Tuesday, February 7
The experience on Xbox Live allows viewers to go behind the scenes and uncover clues related to the disappearance of Dr. Emmet Cole.

[02/02/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 2
Updates include: Eric Kripke's "Revolution" a go at NBC; Jamie Bamber joins TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Dana Gould, John Leguizamo land projects at FX, ABC.

[02/02/12 - 12:03 PM]
ABC Announces February Sweeps Programming, Including the Series Premiere of "The River"
ABC details its February sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[02/02/12 - 12:03 PM]
ABC Announces February Sweeps Programming, Including the Series Premiere of "The River"
ABC details its February sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[11/18/11 - 02:55 PM]
ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates
"GCB" set for Sundays, "The River" bound for Tuesdays and "Missing" lands on Thursdays.

[10/25/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 25
Updates include: "The Dark Tower" relocates to HBO; MTV cancels "The Buried Life"; and Alexander Cary to reboot "Wiseguy" at NBC.

[10/03/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 3
Updates include: Syfy eyes "Adjustment Bureau" TV series; Mitch Hurtwitz plans small screen return for "Arrested Development"; and Silvio Horta is latest to tackle FOX's "Texts from Last Night."

[09/23/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 23
Updates include: Steven Bochco returns to ABC with "Legal Affairs"; Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti team for new comedy at CBS; and Paul Scheuring, Michael Green land new dramas at ABC.

[08/31/11 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 31
Updates include: NBC to bring "Romancing the Stone" to the small screen; Cinemax passes on "The Sector"; and Stacey Dash won't return to VH1's "Single Ladies."

[07/23/11 - 05:48 AM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "The River" Co-Star Joe Anderson
Part five of five of our visit with the cast & crew of the ABC series.

[07/23/11 - 05:47 AM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "The River" Co-Star Eloise Mumford
Part four of five of our visit with the cast & crew of the ABC series.

[07/23/11 - 05:46 AM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "The River" Co-Star Leslie Hope
Part three of five of our visit with the cast & crew of the ABC series.

[07/23/11 - 05:45 AM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "The River" Executive Producers Zack Estrin & Michael Green
Part two of five of our visit with the cast & crew of the ABC series.

[07/23/11 - 05:44 AM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "The River" Executive Producer Oren Peli
Part one of five of our visit with the cast & crew of the ABC series.

[07/08/11 - 09:14 AM]
ABC's "Once Upon A Time," "Charlie's Angels," "Castle" and "The River" Take the Stage at Comic-Con 2011
Additionally, the much buzzed about new drama series, "Pan Am," will also be represented at Comic-Con.

[05/22/11 - 08:49 PM]
Disney Media Distribution Launches 13 New and 11 Returning Series to International Buyers
Said lineup was presented to the international TV market at its annual International Upfront event.

[05/17/11 - 07:17 AM]
Video: ABC Fall Preview 2011/12 - Pilot Clips
Check back later this afternoon for the full-length trailers from the actual upfront presentation.

[05/17/11 - 07:04 AM]
Lee: "Cougar Town" to Air Tuesdays Once "Dancing" Ends; Other ABC Notes
Plus: the ABC chief on canceling "Brothers & Sisters"; episodic commitments for the new season; and when to expect some of its midseason shows.

[05/17/11 - 05:03 AM]
ABC Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule for 2011-12 Season
Newcomers include "Apartment 23," "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Last Man Standing," "Man Up," "Missing," "Once Upon a Time," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "The River," "Scandal," "Suburgatory" and "Work It."

[05/13/11 - 01:10 PM]
ABC Renews "Body of Proof," "Happy Endings," "Secret Millionaire," "Shark Tank"; Books 12 Newcomers for 2011-12 Season
The freshmen include "Apartment 23," "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Last Man Standing," "Man Up," "Once Upon a Time," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "The River," "Scandal," "Suburgatory" and "Work It."

[04/16/11 - 09:36 AM]
2011 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 15 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[04/06/11 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 6
Updates include: Mary McDonnell named regular on TNT's "The Closer"; Hope Davis joins Tea Leoni's "Spring/Fall" at HBO; and Jennifer Coolidge to guest on NBC's "Help Wanted."

[03/22/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 22
Updates include: S. Epatha Merkerson lands CBS pilot; Connie Nielsen to play wife to Starz's "Boss"; and Zack Estrin reports to "The River" at ABC.

[03/17/11 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 17
Updates include: Damon Wayans Jr. and Sr. land pilots; Jimmy Smits to play mayor in NBC's "S.I.L.A."; and Rebecca Sinclair departs The CW's "90210."

[03/14/11 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 14
Updates include: Kristin Chenoweth joins ABC's "Good Christian Bitches"; "No Ordinary Family's" Julie Benz books CBS pilot; and Leslie Hope to visit ABC's "The River."

[03/10/11 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 10
Updates include: Kristoffer Polaha, Zach Gilford land pilots; Debbie Allen reports to ABC's "Grace"; and Titus Welliver to hunt zombies in The CW's "Awakening."

[03/04/11 - 10:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 4
Updates include: Chris Egan is ABC's "Poe"; Jim Caviezel to topline "Person of Interest" for CBS; and David Walton, Becki Newton are the latest to book pilots in second position.

[03/03/11 - 10:50 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 3
Updates include: James Callis, Matt Long report to NBC's "17th Precinct"; Ben Aldridge is "Heavenly" for The CW; and Ginnifer Goodwin is Snow White in ABC's "Once Upon a Time."

[02/18/11 - 10:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 18
Updates include: Tim Allen locks into ABC's "Last Days of Man"; Rob Corddry has "Little in Common" with FOX; and "Lone Star's" Jimmy Wolk reports to "Georgetown" at ABC.

[02/16/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 16
Updates include: Adrianne Palicki is NBC's "Wonder Woman"; Maria Bello locks into "Prime Suspect," also at NBC; and Mike O'Malley, Michael Emerson land pilots.

[02/01/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 1
Updates include: Jonathan Demme to direct CBS pilot; NBC rolls back "The Cape" order; and over a dozen more pilots get greenlit.

[09/02/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 2
Updates include: Oren Peli, Marc Guggenheim land ABC dramas; Alyssa Milano to star in Lifetime original; and John Enbom to bring "Free Agents" to U.S. for NBC.







RIVER, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/7/12 - 3/20/12
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2011-2012 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/11/12
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2011) "The River" follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole's emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole's cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann). "The River" stars Bruce Greenwood ("Star Trek") as Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2") as Lincoln Cole, Paul Blackthorne ("Lipstick Jungle") as Clark, Paulina Gaitan as Jahel, Leslie Hope ("24") as Tess Cole, Eloise Mumford ("Lone Star") as Lena, Shaun Parkes ("The Mummy Returns") as Adjay, Thomas Kretschmann ("King Kong") as Captain Kurt Brynildson and Daniel Zacapa ("Resurrection Blvd.") as Emilio. "The River," from Amblin's Steven Spielberg, Daryl Frank and Justin Falvey, showrunner/executive producer Michael Green ("Heroes," "Kings"), is also executive-produced by Oren Peli (creator of "Paranormal Activity"), Zack Estrin, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. Teleplay by Michael R. Perry and Michael Green, story by Oren Peli & Michael R. Perry and Michael Green. The pilot is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bruce Greenwood as Emmet Cole
· Daniel Zacapa as Emilio Valenzuela
· Eloise Mumford as Lena Landry
· Joe Anderson as Lincoln Cole
· Leslie Hope as Tess Cole
· Paul Blackthorne as Clark Quitely
· Paulina Gaitan as Jahel Valenzuela
· Shaun Parkes as Adjay Chandrasekaran
· Thomas Kretschmann as Kurt Brynildson
CREW INFORMATION:
· Darryl Frank as EP
· Jason Blum as EP
· Jaume Collet-Serra as DIR (Pilot)
· Justin Falvey as EP
· Michael Green as CRTR/EP
· Oren Peli as EP
· Steven Schneider as EP
· Steven Spielberg as EP
· Zack Estrin as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Amblin Entertainment
· DreamWorks Television
· Good PR Productions