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[08/21/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 21
Updates include: David Mamet to revive "Have Gun - Will Travel" at CBS; Michael Schur, Dan Goor land pilot order at FOX; and Michael Strahan tapped as permanent "Live! With Kelly" co-host.

[08/21/12 - 10:04 PM]
"MasterChef" Results for August 21
FOX details the latest elimination on its summer staple.

[08/21/12 - 04:54 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: TNT's "Major Crimes" Tops Viewers, VH1's "Love & Hip-Hop" Wins Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "The Inbetweeners," Bravo's "Gallery Girls" and TLC's "Big Tiny."

[08/21/12 - 03:05 PM]
Video: Four New Promos for the Fifth Season of FX's Hit Drama Series "Sons of Anarchy"
Check out the latest 30-second spots for the new season, premiering Tuesday, September 11.

[08/21/12 - 02:56 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Taps "X Factor" as Baseball Alternate, "MasterChef" Lands Fall Late-Night Slot
If Games 5, 6 and 7 aren't necessary during the NLCS or World Series, repeats of the talent competition will run instead.

[08/21/12 - 02:21 PM]
ABC Family's Summer "Bunheads'" Finale Delivers #2 Telecast in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 20.

[08/21/12 - 01:14 PM]
Syfy's Hit Series "Ghost Hunters" Returns in September
The first of 14 all-new episodes begins Wednesday, September 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/21/12 - 01:11 PM]
TV One's "R&B Divas" Propels Network to New Ratings Record
TV One spins the numbers for Monday, August 20.

[08/21/12 - 01:09 PM]
"Oprah's Next Chapter" Rihanna Interview Ranks #1 in Key Women Demos in Time Period and #2 in All of Primetime Among All Ad-Supported Cable Delivering 2.5 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Sunday, August 19.

[08/21/12 - 12:50 PM]
CBS Weekly Ratings - All Three "Big Brother" Broadcasts Finish Among the Week's Top 10 Programs in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/12 - 12:33 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: HBO's "True Blood" Goes Untouched Once Again
Plus: numbers for OWN's "Lovetown, USA," Discovery's "One Car Too Far" and Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race."

[08/21/12 - 12:28 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings: Food Network Tops Originals with "Wedding Impossible"
Plus: numbers for OWN's 10 Kids 2 Dads," Hallmark's "Smart Cookies" and Nickelodeon's "How to Rock."

[08/21/12 - 12:28 PM]
Animal Planet Roars About Stellar Saturday Night Ratings
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, August 18.

[08/21/12 - 12:19 PM]
NBC Names Fernando J. Hernandez to Newly Created Role of Senior Vice President of Alternative Development for Universal Television
Hernandez comes from Ryan Seacrest Productions where he most recently was Executive Vice President of Development and Production.

[08/21/12 - 12:18 PM]
CBS Sports - Home of Super Bowl XLVII - Announces Broadcast Pairings for 2012 NFL Season
James Brown anchors the network's pre-game studio show, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher.

[08/21/12 - 11:53 AM]
On Friday, August 24, Chiller Presents the Best Worst Night of Summer!
Said lineup includes the documentary "Best Worst Movie" and its subject "Troll 2."

[08/21/12 - 11:32 AM]
Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Announce Final Nominees for "The 46th Annual CMA Awards" on ABC's "Good Morning America," Live from New York City on Wednesday, September 5
The announcements mark the first time all of the nominees have been announced in New York City since 2005.

[08/21/12 - 11:29 AM]
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Producer dick clark productions Bring "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" Live Coast-to-Coast on NBC Sunday, January 13, 2013
Nominations for "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be announced at 8 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, December 13.

[08/21/12 - 11:23 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Wins First Week Out of the Summer Olympics
FOX spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/12 - 11:20 AM]
TLC Starts Production on New Docu-Series "Vegas High Rollers" (wt)
The eight-episode series is tentatively scheduled for a December premiere date.

[08/21/12 - 11:11 AM]
NBC to Close "The Office" After Nine Seasons
Executive producer Greg Daniels broke the news this morning on a conference call to reporters.

[08/21/12 - 11:06 AM]
Matthew Broderick Lends His Voice to "Adventure Time"
He'll play The Dream Warrior, "a used car salesman summoned by Finn and Jake," in the show's September 3 episode.

[08/21/12 - 10:47 AM]
Turner Weekly Ratings - Adult Swim Continued Its Streak as Basic Cable's #1 Network for Total Day Delivery of Young Adults
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/12 - 10:47 AM]
Disney Channel Slated for Historic Total Day Win, Ranking #1 in Total Viewers and Kids 2-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/12 - 10:33 AM]
BBC America's First Original Drama "Copper" Becomes the Channel's Highest Rated Series Premiere Ever
BBC America spins the numbers for Sunday, August 19.

[08/21/12 - 10:26 AM]
Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" Returns for a Second Season on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Guest stars this season include Wayne Brady, Kevin Sorbo, Rob Delaney, Billy Dee Williams and Brenda Song.

[08/21/12 - 10:25 AM]
NBC Weekly Ratings - Network Ranks #2 in 18-49 and #1 in Total Viewers for the Primetime Week of August 13-19
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/12 - 10:23 AM]
TNT Original Series Dominate Summer Ratings Race, With Basic Cable's Top 5 Scripted Series
TNT spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/21/12 - 10:13 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Delivers Highest Rated Episode of the Season with Nearly 3 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, August 19.

[08/21/12 - 10:12 AM]
ABC Makes Strategic Shift in Late-Night Strategy - "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Moves to 11:35 p.m. on January 8
Plus: "Nightline" shifts to 12:35 a.m. on January 9 and adds a primetime hour every Friday night at 9:00 p.m., beginning March 1.

[08/21/12 - 10:10 AM]
CBS Sports Network Launches First-Ever NFL Programming with "NFL Monday QB" Debuting Monday, Sept. 10
Adam Schein hosts the weekly one-hour series, which will air Mondays at 6:30/5:30c.

[08/21/12 - 10:01 AM]
ABCFamily.com Launches a Weekly Webseries for the Hit Series "Pretty Little Liars," Starting on Tuesday, August 28th
The webseries will focus on the time between the summer finale and the special Halloween episode airing in October.

[08/21/12 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Television Studios and Grubwithus Announce a Unique Social Dining Experience with the New CBS Drama Series "Elementary"
Fans will receive a sneak peek DVD of the series in advance of their dining experience.

[08/21/12 - 08:59 AM]
ABC Weekly Ratings - Network's "Bachelor Pad" Marks Best-Since-Premiere Results
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/12 - 08:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hotel Hell," "Hell's Kitchen" Keep FOX in Front
Plus: NBC's "Stars Earn Stripes" and "Grimm" dip 35% and 20% respectively from last week's premieres.

[08/21/12 - 08:45 AM]
"Destination Fear" Premieres Sunday, September 30 at 11:00PM & 11:30PM on Travel Channel
Plus: look for the two-part special "Burger Land" on Sunday, September 2 at 7:00/6:00c and 7:30/6:30c.

[08/21/12 - 08:45 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its Second Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since January 20
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 20 plus the week of August 13-19.

[08/21/12 - 08:06 AM]
Turner, FOX Programming Vet Billy Hall Joins Bounce TV as EVP, Programming & Production
In this role, Hall will oversee all scheduling, program planning, acquisitions, operations and original production for the network.

[08/21/12 - 08:01 AM]
"The Wendy Williams Show" Is All New in Season Four Beginning September 10 in High Definition with a New Studio, Enhanced Set & Extended Segment of Fan-Favorite "Hot Topics"
Plus: catch Williams on "Conan" and "Dr. Drew" August 27, "Fashion Police" August 31 and co-hosting "E! News" September 14.

[08/21/12 - 07:45 AM]
Travel Channel's "Dangerous Grounds" Brews the Perfect Blend of Adventure and Intrigue
The eight-episode series, formerly known as "Coffee Hunter," premieres Monday, November 5 following the series finale of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations."

[08/21/12 - 07:31 AM]
"VH1 Storytellers" Returns with an All New Line-Up of Top Female Singer/Songwriters
Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and P!nk are featured in the three-night stunt, beginning Sunday, November 11 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/21/12 - 07:30 AM]
Welcome to the Wilderness! New Animated Series "Brickleberry" Premieres on Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 P.M.
As previously announced, the Daniel Tosh-led series will follow the fall run of "Tosh.0."

[08/21/12 - 07:01 AM]
"Abby & Brittany" Series Premiere Tuesday, August 28th on TLC
Plus: upcoming specials include "Little People, Big World: Down Under," "Toddlers & Tiaras Most Memorable Moments" and "9/11 Emergency Room."

[08/21/12 - 06:43 AM]
USA to Push "Covert Affairs" Through Fall
The Piper Perabo-led drama will only take a three-week break during the broadcast networks' traditional launch period.

[08/21/12 - 05:01 AM]
"The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)" to be Held in Nashville on Wednesday, Dec. 5 on CBS
This will mark the first time the special has taken place outside of Los Angeles.

[08/21/12 - 04:13 AM]
Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/12 - 04:01 AM]
Country-Pop Global Superstar Taylor Swift to Perform New Song from Her Upcoming Fourth Studio Album Red for the First Time Live at the "2012 MTV Video Music Awards"
Plus: Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the 2012 Gold Medal-winning U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team confirmed as presenters.

[08/20/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 20
Updates include: Showtime trims "The Franchise" by one week; Kyle Howard, Joel David Moore to topline USA's "Paging Dr. Freed"; and Goran Visnjic reports to ABC's "Red Widow."

[08/20/12 - 10:07 PM]
"Hell's Kitchen" Results for August 20
FOX details the latest elimination on its summer staple.

[08/20/12 - 06:40 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Shake It Up," "Gold Rush" Lead Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Inocente," TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day" and more!







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