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[08/08/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 8
Updates include: Geena Davis to visit ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; Yvette Nicole Brown boards "The Odd Couple" at CBS; and James Marsden part of latest casting wave on HBO's "Westworld."

[08/08/14 - 05:17 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Celebrates Its Fans with a One-Hour Special Airing as Part of ABC Family's "13 Nights of Halloween" Programming Event
The special will air in October as part of the network annual's "13 Nights of Halloween" programming event.

[08/08/14 - 01:59 PM]
Filmmaker and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez Set to Direct the Action-Packed Season One Finale of Original, Spy Thriller "Matador"
Said installment is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/08/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's 2014 Fall Programming Features Premiere of Six Hour Event Series "Ascension" Starring Tricia Helfer
Also on tap are "Haven" (Thursday, September 11), "Z Nation" (Friday, September 12), "Ghost Hunters" (Wednesday, October 8) and more!

[08/08/14 - 11:56 AM]
"Shark After Dark" Returns for a Second Season with Celebrity Guests, Shark Experts and Host Josh Wolf
Each night Wolf, alongside his wise-cracking sidekick Bob the Shark (Bob Oschack) and social media correspondent Taryn Southern, will chat with celebrity guests, shark experts and lead viewers through an hour-long celebration of all things shark-related.

[08/08/14 - 10:14 AM]
New Starz Original Series "Outlander" Sampled Nearly One Million Times
Starz spins the digital numbers for the series prior to its launch this Saturday, August 9.

[08/08/14 - 09:53 AM]
"The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Maroon 5" to Air Live on The CW, Tuesday, August 26
The one-hour special will also encore on Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/08/14 - 09:41 AM]
"Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife," The Hot Comic's Second HBO Stand-Up Special, Debuts Aug. 16; Spike Lee Directs
Taped at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Cal. on May 17 during his nationwide, "Growth Spurt" Tour, the new special features Williams' fearless take on a number of topics.

[08/08/14 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Holds Onto Top Spot for CBS
In a night filled with NFL pre-season preemptions, the Eye is still the most-watched network.

[08/08/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Happy Valley" to Premiere Exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada
Starring BAFTA winner Sarah Lancashire, "Happy Valley" is a compelling six-part drama written by BAFTA nominated writer Sally Wainwright.

[08/08/14 - 08:29 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Is Up Versus Last Week in 18-49 to Its Top Result Since June 19
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 7.

[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.







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