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Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilcos Show renewed through 2016

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution hit talk show franchises “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show,” have all been sold through September 2016 to station groups including Tribune, Sinclair, Hearst and Sunbeam, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.

All three talk shows have been extended for an additional two seasons beyond the existing deal which will keep them in national syndication for at least four more seasons through 2016. The shows now have been sold for the additional two seasons (2014-2016) to top stations representing over 60% of the U.S. which include WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia, WLVI Boston, KDAF Dallas, WPGH Pittsburgh, WTTE Columbus and WKCF Orlando.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Disney XD renews Ultimate Spider-Man for a second season

A second season of Marvel’s #1 animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man,” the launch series of the Marvel Universe programming block, has been ordered by Disney XD, it was announced today by David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD Worldwide. The debut series from Marvel Television premiered in April 2012 and to date, has more than doubled its delivery in Total Viewers, Boys 6-14, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11. Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” follows the action packed adventures of New York’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man who joins S.H.I.E.L.D.’s exclusive training program alongside four other teens to learn what it takes to become the ultimate Super Heroes.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Investigation Discovery renews On the Case With Paula Zahn for a seventh season

ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN has been a cornerstone of Investigation Discovery’s schedule at 10 PM on Sunday nights since the series’ launch in October 2009. And this past Sunday, June 3, ON THE CASE launched its sixth season with a 1.01 Household rating, which is the fourth time the series has broken the 1.0 benchmark in primetime. The season premiere delivered 947k People 2+, which represents the second highest primetime audience in the series’ history. In this episode, “Mystery in the Desert,” Zahn explored an investigation that spanned five decades and the clemency requests of William Macumber, who claims he was framed for the double-murder by his ex-wife.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Syfy renews Lost Girl for a third season

Syfy has renewed its hit series Lost Girl – the #1 cable drama among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in its time period – for a third season of 13 episodes, beginning January 2013.

During season two to-date, Lost Girl is averaging 895,000 Adults 18-49, 930,000 Adults 25-54 and 1.64 million total viewers, based on available Live +7 data.

On July 20, Lost Girl will move from Mondays at 10PM (ET/PT) to Fridays at 10PM.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Disney Channel renews Shake It Up for a third season

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of the dance-driven buddy comedy “Shake It Up,” it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. “Shake It Up” premiered in November 2010, ranked as the #1 series of 2011 among Tweens 9-14 and for second quarter 2012-to-date, is the #1 TV series among Kids 2-11 (2.0 million/4.9 rating) and Kids 6-11 (1.6 million/6.7 rating) [Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current, as dated]. Production on the third season will begin this summer.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Showtime renews Nurse Jackie for a fifth season + Clyde Phillips named new showrunner

After his highly successful run as the executive producer and showrunner of the hit SHOWTIME drama series DEXTER(R), Peabody Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Clyde Phillips has been tapped as the new showrunner for the network’s hit comedy series NURSE JACKIE, which has been renewed for a fifth season. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Phillips will join Richie Jackson as executive producer on NURSE JACKIE. Caryn Mandabach is also a series executive producer. The fifth season of the series, which is a co-production of SHOWTIME and Lionsgate, will begin production in late 2012.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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The Weather Channel orders full season of Iron Men

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) announced today it has ordered a full season of “Iron Men,” a docu-series profiling the iron workers who spend their days battling weather conditions hundreds of feet above New York City to build skyscrapers, bridges, arenas and other major structures. In addition to the four episodes currently airing, nine new episodes have been ordered that will premiere later this year. New episodes will take place at the 4 World Trade Center site inaddition to the Barclays Center, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, and theAlexander Hamilton Bridge (note: watch construction progress at 4 WTC via TWC’s exclusive live webcam at www.weather.com/IronMen). “Iron Men” is produced by Pipeline39 (formerly known as KPI), the producers of “The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero,” “MonsterQuest” and “MegaStructures.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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CBS renews Rules of Engagement for a seventh season; Will premiere midseason

CBS has announced that they’ve picked up the comedy series Rules of Engagement for a seventh season.

The network picked up 13 episodes and will air it midseason.

Source: CBS | Twitter

Oxygen picks up Best Ink for a second season

Oxygen Media announced the pick-up of a second season of the popular competition series “Best Ink,” which exposed viewers to the artistry of tattooing and the stories behind the ink. The premiere of the series hit a milestone by becoming the network’s best competition series premiere since “Hair Battle Spectacular” in 2010. In its 10pm time period, “Best Ink” increased that time period average over the prior year (2012 vs. 2011) by double and triple digit growth in all key demos with +110% in A18-49, +86% in W18-49, +53% in W18-34, and +59% in total viewers, according to Nielsen.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Fox cancels Napoleon Dynamite; Bob’s Burgers renewed

With this mornings 2012/2013 schedule release by Fox, the network has confirmed that the animated comedy Napoleon Dynamite has been canceled.

Fellow newcomer Bob’s Burgers, however, was renewed for a third season (the show was picked up for a 9-episode second season — which premiered this past Spring — last […]

CBS cancels CSI: Miami and Unforgettable, but renews CSI: NY; Rob, Unforgettable and NYC 22 also canceled

CBS has canceled veteran procedural CSI: Miami after 10 seasons on the air, while opting to bring CSI: NY back for a ninth season.

CBS also the comedy Rob and dramas Unforgettable and NYC 22.

CBS renews Two and a Half Men for 10th season

CBS announced today that Two and a Half Men has been renewed for the 2012-2013 broadcast season.

The renewal comes after new agreements were reached for next season with series producer Warner Bros. Television and cast members Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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