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[03/18/03 - 12:00 AM]
TNN Takes 'Heat' from MTV, Adds 'Most Extreme'
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- TNN is set to take over the broadcast rights to "WWE Heat" from fellow Viacom-owned network MTV beginning Sunday, April 6. The news marks the program's third real estate change. MTV previously acquired the show from USA in September 2000.

TNN currently airs three WWE series: "WWE Raw" (Mondays, 9:00/8:00c), "WWE Velocity" (Saturdays, 10:00/9:00c) and "WWE Confidential" (Saturdays, 11:00/10:00c). "WWE Heat" will air Sundays at 7:00/6:00c, the same time the series ran on MTV.

The cable network also announced it has acquired 13 episodes of "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge," a Japanese game show that will be translated for U.S. audiences. The series features contestants engaged in wacky, dangerous stunts such as "people running up a hill as they dodge falling boulders and running across spinning logs floating on water" according to TNN's press release. The series, from RC Entertainment, will bow with back-to-back half-hour episodes on Saturday, April 19 at 9:00/8:00c as part of the network's male-friendly "Slammin' Saturday Night" lineup.

Finally, TNN has set Thursday, June 26 as the start date for its new animation block which includes new episodes of "Ren & Stimpy" as well as the debuts of "Gary The Rat" (featuring the voice of "Frasier's" Kelsey Grammer) and "Stripperella" (from "Spider-Man" creator Stan Lee and featuring the voice of Pamela Anderson).





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· FRASIER (NBC)
· GARY THE RAT (SPIKE TV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· REN & STIMPY ADULT PARTY CARTOON (SPIKE TV)
· STAN LEE'S STRIPPERELLA (SPIKE TV)
· WWE CONFIDENTIAL (SPIKE TV)
· WWE HEAT (SPIKE TV)
· WWE RAW (USA)
· WWE VELOCITY (SPIKE TV)





[05/23/18 - 12:14 PM]
ESPN and ESPN+ to Become Exclusive Media Home of UFC in the U.S.
Starting in January 2019, ESPN+ and ESPN become the exclusive digital and linear distributors in the United States for UFC, showcasing 42 live events, 30 of which will feature a full card of 12 UFC bouts.

[05/23/18 - 12:08 PM]
Commit to Real Love Every Tuesday Night on Lifetime with New Seasons of "Married at First Sight" and "Seven Year Switch"
Joining the schedule on Wednesday nights is the new docuseries "Seatbelt Psychic," following renowned psychic medium Thomas John as he brings his gift of communicating with the dead to the masses, one car ride at a time.

[05/23/18 - 12:00 PM]
Idris Elba Set to Star, Direct and Produce a Modern Retelling of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" for Netflix
The feature film will be a sonic and musical experience for which Elba will also produce the music.

[05/23/18 - 12:00 PM]
The Bold, Brilliant and Badass Babes Are Back in the Two-Hour Premiere of "The Bold Type," on Tuesday, June 12
Additionally, the first episode will be available one week early to Hulu subscribers, beginning Tuesday, June 5.

[05/23/18 - 11:38 AM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winning "Good Morning America" Expands to Three Hours
After seven seasons, 1454 episodes, multiple Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards, "The Chew" will cease production at the end of this season but will continue to air as planned until September with all-new episodes airing in June.

[05/23/18 - 11:04 AM]
Spidey Returns in a One-Hour "Marvel's Spider-Man" Season Two Premiere, Monday, June 18, on Disney XD
Following the premiere weekend, new episodes will debut every Monday through August.

[05/23/18 - 11:01 AM]
Nickelodeon to Develop Norman Lear Animated Project, "Man of the House"
The project follows 11-year-old José as he helps his mother Maria watch over his two younger siblings, Maria Juliana (Maju) and Diego, while trying to form a hip-hop group with his quirky classmate and neighbor, Wilbur, that lives downstairs.

[05/23/18 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Official Trailer Revealed for Season Two of TNT's "Claws"
As previously announced, the series returns Sunday, June 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/23/18 - 11:00 AM]
"The 2019 Miss America Competition" to Air Sunday, Sept. 9, on The ABC Television Network
This year's show will highlight women from all walks of life who are advancing the message of female empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact.

[05/23/18 - 10:55 AM]
Food Network Celebrates Wedding Season with a Night Full of Top-Tier Cakes on Monday, June 25th
Highlights include the all-new competition series, "Wedding Cake Championship," hosted by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.

[05/23/18 - 10:36 AM]
Viceland Announces Nine Summer Series
New programs premiering on the network include: "Hollywood Love Story," a dive into the world of the wannabe Insta-famous presided over by one of the pioneers of 'famous-for-being-yourself' culture: Paris Hilton.

[05/23/18 - 10:06 AM]
Robert Simonds' STX Uglydolls Franchise Gets Animated as New Kids Series for Hulu
The agreement includes a 26-episode series order of "Uglydolls" to be developed and produced as an animated kids series for Hulu, as well as the exclusive SVOD rights to the upcoming animated feature film following its theatrical run.

[05/23/18 - 10:02 AM]
Video: CBS All Access Reveals Official Trailer and Additional Key Art for "Strange Angel"
Based on George Pendle's book of the same name, the series is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.

[05/23/18 - 09:45 AM]
"Shark Week" Brings Shark N' Awe for the 30th Anniversary Premiering Sunday, July 22 on Discovery
Highlights include "Shark Tank Meets Shark Week," featuring Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, and Kevin O'Leary.

[05/23/18 - 09:15 AM]
Kim Cattrall Joins CBS All Access' Upcoming Psychological Thriller, "Tell Me a Story"
Earlier this month, it was announced that Billy Magnussen will star in the series as Nick, a young high school teacher who is handsome, seductive, and quite possibly a wolf in sheep's clothing.