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[07/27/11 - 10:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 27
Updates include: A&E, Lifetime make pilot decisions; and Max Martini to recur on ABC's new drama "Revenge."

[07/27/11 - 04:15 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom," "Tosh.0" Top Demos
USA's "Covert Affairs," "White Collar" however remain the most-watched series on the night.

[07/27/11 - 03:16 PM]
"Gene Simmons Family Jewels" Sixth Season Finale on A&E Draws Record Audience
Plus: new episodes will return Tuesday, September 6 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[07/27/11 - 02:55 PM]
"Brad Meltzer's Decoded" Examines History Hidden in Plain Sight When Hit Series Returns for 2nd Season in 4th Quarter 2011
New topics this season include the Declaration of Independence, Ft. Knox, Billy the Kid, the Vatican and an ancient relic from the Crucifixion.

[07/27/11 - 02:53 PM]
History(R) Remembers 9/11 on Its Tenth Anniversary
"9/11: The Days After," a follow-up to "102 Minutes That Changed America," will premiere Saturday, September 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/27/11 - 02:51 PM]
History Announces "Vietnam in HD" - Six-Hour Series Follows in the Footsteps of Network's Acclaimed Emmy(R) Award Winning "WWII in HD"
Michael C. Hall narrates the event, which also features Edward Burns, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zachary Levi and Blair Underwood.

[07/27/11 - 02:49 PM]
"Around The World in 80 Ways" - New Series Premiering 4th Quarter 2011 on History
Robert "Boston Rob" Mariano and Dennis Anderson star in the 10-part series.

[07/27/11 - 02:45 PM]
History(R) Builds on Phenomenal Growth and Historic Success Celebrates Record Audiences
Newly announced series include "Invention USA," "Full Metal Jousting" and "United Stats of America."

[07/27/11 - 02:18 PM]
Lifetime to Premiere Original Movie "Five" on October 10, 2011
The project features five short films from directors Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.

[07/27/11 - 02:17 PM]
Russian Dolls Come to Life in Lifetime's New Reality Series Premiering August 11
The 12-episode series, set in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, will air Thursday nights at 10:30/9:30c.

[07/27/11 - 02:16 PM]
Lifetime to Premiere Unscripted Series "Picker Sisters" on August 2
The series, which bows with back-to-back episodes, features "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" alums Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen.

[07/27/11 - 02:15 PM]
Lifetime to Premiere Compelling, New Scripted Series "Against the Wall" on July 31
Rachael Carpani, Treat Williams and Kathy Baker topline the series, from executive producer Nancy Miller and creator Annie Brunner.

[07/27/11 - 12:18 PM]
RISE UP: ESPN's New Inspiration Series to Debut This Fall
The four-part series launches Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00/6:00c on the network.

[07/27/11 - 12:17 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Schedule for New Documentaries
The seven-week film series will premiere Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/27/11 - 12:14 PM]
TeenNick Proves The '90s Are "All That" as New Late-Night Retro Block Reaches Record Ratings
TeenNick spins the numbers for Monday, July 25.

[07/27/11 - 12:03 PM]
"Family Guy" Fans Can Win Big with the "Great News! We're Rich!" Sweepstakes
The grand prize champ will win $3,000, but more importantly, the bragging rights that his/her name could be mentioned during the season premiere.

[07/27/11 - 11:36 AM]
"E! True Hollywood Story: Amy Winehouse" Airs on Thursday, July 28th at 10:00 PM, ET/PT
The special, which originally aired on February 9, 2008, features interviews with Femi Temowo, Ian Barter and Lloyd Beiny.

[07/27/11 - 11:27 AM]
The Hottest Reservation on Daytime This Fall is Hallmark Channel's New Series, "Emeril's Table," Premiering September 26th
"Some of my most fulfilling memories have been in the kitchen preparing a meal with my family and friends, and 'Emeril's Table' creates that same kind of connection," said Lagasse.

[07/27/11 - 11:27 AM]
TLC Renews "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids"
The network has ordered 18 half-hour episodes, slated to premiere in March 2012.

[07/27/11 - 11:18 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Two Premiere of "Martha Bakes," A Hallmark Channel Original Series Beginning September 26
The 13-episode series airs Mondays at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[07/27/11 - 11:08 AM]
Ewan McGregor, Betty White, Kristin Chenoweth and Jillian Michaels Will Join Whoopi Goldberg as Celebrity Judges for the Inaugural "American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards" Premiering Friday, November 11
Voting is currently underway at www.herodogawards.org.

[07/27/11 - 11:07 AM]
Billy Ray Cyrus Stars in "Christmas Returns to Canaan," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Coming Holiday 2011
"Christmas Returns to Canaan" is the sequel to the network's highly-rated "Christmas in Canaan."

[07/27/11 - 11:06 AM]
Melissa Gilbert Won't Be Upstaged in "The Christmas Pageant," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Holiday 2011
Robert Mailhouse, Ed Herrmann and Lennon Wynn also star in the project.

[07/27/11 - 11:04 AM]
Maria Thayer, Vivica A. Fox, Sam Page and Ryan Bittle Star with Emmy Winner Vicki Lawrence in "Annie Claus is Coming to Town," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Holiday 2011
The film will air as part of "Countdown to Christmas," which features more hours of holiday-themed programming than any other network.

[07/27/11 - 11:02 AM]
Sir Roger Moore to Star in "A Princess for Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2011
Co-starring with Moore is Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan, Travis Turner and newcomer Leilah De Meza.

[07/27/11 - 10:59 AM]
Tom Cavanagh and Faith Ford Discover a Change of Address Changes Lives in "Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2011
Co-starring with Cavanagh and Ford are Gil Bellows, Gabrielle Miller and Emma Lahana.

[07/27/11 - 10:58 AM]
"Jingle All the Way," A Hallmark Channel Original Animated Special Starring Jingle the Husky Pup Premieres Exclusively on the Network, Friday, November 25
The "Interactive Storybook & Story Buddy" is part of a significant partnership from retail to on-air, digital and social media to promote the special.

[07/27/11 - 10:56 AM]
Dean Cain and Rachel Blanchard Star in "The Case for Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering Holiday 2011
The project also stars George Buza and Barry Flatman.

[07/27/11 - 10:56 AM]
The Weather Channel Greenlights New Series "Coast Guard Alaska," Produced by Al Roker Entertainment
The seven-episode series will launch Wednesday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/27/11 - 10:55 AM]
Judd Nelson Stars in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere "Cancel Christmas," Holiday 2011
Justin Landry, Connor Price and newcomer Sante Scaletta also star in the project.

[07/27/11 - 10:54 AM]
Elizabeth Berkley Stars with Jason Gray-Stanford in the World Premiere of "Lucky Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering Holiday 2011
The film is the latest offering in Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" celebration.

[07/27/11 - 10:52 AM]
Tricia Helfer, Greg Bryk, Tedde Moore and Mairtin O'Carrigan Star in "Mistletoe Over Manhattan," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Holiday 2011
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" features more holiday-themed programming than any other network.

[07/27/11 - 10:50 AM]
Catherine Bell and Chris Potter Return to Star in the World Premiere of "The Good Witch's Family," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, October 29
The latest sequel will air as part of the network's "Countdown to Halloween" celebration.

[07/27/11 - 10:47 AM]
Martin Mull and Rhea Perlman Star in "Oliver's Ghost," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, October 22
The project is part of "Countdown to Halloween," a week-long celebration book-ended by two original movies.

[07/27/11 - 10:45 AM]
Kim Delaney, Jared Abrahamson, Sarah-Jane Redmond and Paul McGillion All Star in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original Premiere, "Finding a Family," Saturday, October 15
Emmy-nominated Tom Patricia ("Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story") is among the executive producers.

[07/27/11 - 10:44 AM]
Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner, Wes Brown and Julie Mond Star as a Frontier Family Beset by Sudden Tragedy in "Love's Everlasting Courage," The Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, October 1
The additional film brings Hallmark Channel's highly rated and most successful movie series ever.

[07/27/11 - 10:43 AM]
Nancy McKeon, Wes Brown and Julie Mond Star in "Love Begins," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, September 17
Brown and Mond also star in the second prequel, "Love's Everlasting Courage," Saturday, October 1.

[07/27/11 - 10:41 AM]
If It's Time for Christmas, It's Time for Hallmark Channel! America's Favorite Family Network Launches Its Most Anticipated Seasonal Event, "Countdown to Christmas," Beginning November 12
Said programming slate includes 14 original movies and one-of-a-kind original animated specials.

[07/27/11 - 10:29 AM]
USA Network Reunites With Toyota for Hit Original Series "Royal Pains" With Series Star Jill Flint
The partnership includes in-show integration, custom vignettes and online association with USA's popular "Royal Rewards" affinity program.

[07/27/11 - 10:29 AM]
Disney XD Makes Huge Splash with "Pool Daze" Monday
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, July 25.

[07/27/11 - 10:11 AM]
The Glitz and Glamour Returns With Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Season 2 Premiering Monday, September 5, at 9PM ET/PT
All six original over-the-top housewives are back: Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump.

[07/27/11 - 08:52 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Demo Crown
FOX's "Hell's Kitchen," "Masterchef" post week-to-week gains as NBC's "Got Talent," "It's Worth What?" slide.

[07/27/11 - 08:20 AM]
Jeri Ryan Will Guest Star on Syfy's Hit Series "Warehouse 13" Monday, August 1, at 9PM ET/PT
She'll play Amanda, "whose planned fairy tale wedding is derailed when exposure to an artifact threatens her life and the lives of everyone around her."

[07/27/11 - 08:00 AM]
CBS to Spearhead the First-Ever "Reality Mud Run" to Benefit Survivor Stand Up 2 Cancer
The 5K run will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Oak Canyon Park Blue Diamond Haul Road, in Silverado, Calif., near Irvine.

[07/27/11 - 07:18 AM]
ION Television Acquires Top-Rated "Psych," Monk," and "House" From NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution
"House" will air two times per week beginning in the fall of 2012.

[07/27/11 - 06:18 AM]
Taylor Swift to Receive Ultimate Choice Award During "Teen Choice 2011" Airing Sunday, August 7, Live on FOX
Past recipients include Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mike Myers, as well as Venus and Serena Williams.

[07/27/11 - 12:59 AM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "The Closer" Stands as Most-Watched
History's "Pawn Stars" however maintains its adults 18-49 crown.

[07/26/11 - 10:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 26
Updates include: Dan Jinks sets up shop at CBS Television Studios; Chelsea Kane to visit The CW's "One Tree Hill"; and Zoey Deutch to recur on newcomer "Ringer."

[07/26/11 - 04:00 PM]
Big Balls, Pigeons and (Of Course) Lots and Lots of Duct Tape, In New Fall Season of Emmy(R)-Nominated "MythBusters"
The three-time Emmy-nominated series will return with 11 new episodes this October.

[07/26/11 - 03:59 PM]
"Dinosaur Revolution's" All-Star Crew of Animators and illustrators to Reset Standard for Dinosaur Storytelling
The four-part series will premiere Sunday, September 4 and Sunday, September 11 from 9-11PM ET/PT each night.







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[07/08/20 - 05:54 PM]
"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Set for Final Chapter Later This Year
"Working on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been an incredible honor from Day One," said Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. "I'm also grateful to our partners ... for letting us tell the story we wanted to tell, the way we wanted to tell it."

[07/08/20 - 04:51 PM]
truTV's "I'm Sorry" Invites Fans to Take Part in Remote Table Read for Charity
Partnering with Prizeo for a sweepstakes to benefit Communities in Schools of Los Angeles, entrants can donate as little as $10 for a chance to win a role at a virtual table read of the series pilot with Savage.

[07/08/20 - 04:45 PM]
"Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play" Set to Launch on BET+ August 27
"Tyler Perry's Madea burst onto the scene and entered our hearts over 20 years ago and we are honored to share this final stage performance with BET+ subscribers," said Devin Griffin, General Manager, BET+.

[07/08/20 - 03:34 PM]
Javicia Leslie Is the New "Batwoman"
Javicia Leslie said: "I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community."

[07/08/20 - 12:48 PM]
Hulu's British Binge-cation: Five Exclusive U.S. Premieres Beginning July 27
"Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On," "Maxxx," "Ladhood," "In My Skin" and "Brassic" will roll out on successive nights.

[07/08/20 - 12:06 PM]
Electronic Arts Creates New Reality Competition Show, "The Sims Spark'd," and Partners with Turner Sports to Televise Four-Part Series Beginning Friday, July 17, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS
In the four-episode series, players will compete in both skills and elimination challenges with $100,000 on the line, showcasing contestants from The Sims community as they race against the clock to impress a panel of celebrity judges.

[07/08/20 - 12:00 PM]
Showtime Developing Limited Series "Blackbird: Lena Horne and America" Based on the Life of Lena Horne
The project will be executive produced by Horne's granddaughter, Jenny Lumet, and Alex Kurtzman, who together will write the first few episodes.

[07/08/20 - 11:03 AM]
Global Game Show Phenomenon "Weakest Link" Returns to NBC with Jane Lynch as Host and Executive Producer
The new version of "Weakest Link" will deliver the fast-paced and quick-witted pillars of the original British format created by the BBC with a few modern twists.

[07/08/20 - 10:59 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Announces Comic-Con@Home Panels and Amazon Virtual-Con
"Truth Seekers," "Utopia," "Upload" and "The Boys" are among the featured series.

[07/08/20 - 09:41 AM]
MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" Makes Epic Return with Its First-Ever Virtual Season Premiering Wednesday, August 5th at 8PM ET/PT
For the first time ever, Executive Producer and host Nev Schulman and co-host Kamie Crawford work together remotely to do what they do best: track down the truth.

[07/08/20 - 09:22 AM]
Hulu Unveils Outrageous & Beloved Nominees for the First Ever Adult Animation "HAHA Awards"
Hulu subscribers and non-subscribers can cast votes for their favorites in all categories on the official awards website or via social poll on Hulu's Twitter channel through Sunday, July 19.

[07/08/20 - 09:02 AM]
"Pen15" Season Two Premieres September 18th Only on Hulu
The first seven episodes will premiere on September 18 and the remaining will stream in 2021.

[07/08/20 - 09:01 AM]
"Class Action Park" to Premiere on HBO Max
The film is the first-ever feature-length documentary to explore the legend, legacy, and truth behind a place that long ago entered the realm of myth.

[07/08/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: "The Boys" Season 2 Teaser Trailer Debut
As previously announced, the first three episodes of which will premiere on Prime Video on Friday, September 4.

[07/08/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Repeats Hold Onto Demo Crown
The network once again takes home the adults 18-49 honors while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.