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[06/15/07 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Week of June 11-15
Updates include: "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas to run ABC's "Miss/Guided," Donald Trump brings "Lady or a Tramp" to FOX, MTV renews "Laguna Beach" and "Run's House" plus a host of casting news.

[06/15/07 - 06:15 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of June 4-10): 'Sopranos' Goes Out on Top
Not so lucky was the premiere of lead-out "John from Cincinnati," which held just 29% of the "Sopranos's" audience.

[06/15/07 - 12:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Lipshitz Saves the World" (NBC)

[06/15/07 - 12:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Chuck" (NBC)

[06/15/07 - 11:02 AM]
William Shatner Is the Fourth Star to Be Eliminated on ABC's "Fast Cars & Superstars" Celebrity Racing Reality Show
ABC details the latest "Fast Cars & Superstars - Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race" elimination.

[06/15/07 - 11:02 AM]
The 41st Annual Cma Awards Will Air Live November 7 on Abc
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 6,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.

[06/15/07 - 10:59 AM]
ABC.com Is the Top Entertainment TV Site for May
This summer ABC.com will feature full episodes on its broadband player of summer programming including "American Inventor," "Ex-Wives Club," "Fast Cars & Superstars," "Fat March," "National Bingo Night," "Shaq's Big Challenge," "The Next Best Thing" and "Traveler."

[06/15/07 - 09:54 AM]
Ashlee Langas and Ricky Palomino Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[06/14/07 - 04:30 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef 3 Miami" Returns as No. 1 Food Show on Cable
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 13.

[06/14/07 - 04:29 PM]
Bravo Announces Bravo Media, a Global Company Encompassing Talent Management, Publishing, Merchandising, Digital, Wireless, Fan Experience, Television, Radio and International Divisions
Bravo will expand its current television and digital content offerings under the newly formed title Bravo Media, creating an all-encompassing group of divisions - talent management alliance, publishing, merchandising, Bravo To Go (wireless), Bravo Experience, digital, television, radio, and international.

[06/14/07 - 01:07 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Is Host of "Set for Life," on the ABC Television Network
The network confirms the seven-episode series will premiere on Friday, July 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/14/07 - 12:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chornicles" (FOX)

[06/14/07 - 12:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Company Man" (FOX)

[06/14/07 - 10:38 AM]
NBC Universal Scores Landmark, Multi-Platform Creative Deal to Produce Separate Versions of Colombian Telenovela 'Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso' for NBC and Telemundo
The series, dubbed "Without Breasts There Is No Paradise," is based on a best-selling, true-to-life novel by the same name that tells the story of Catalina, "a young woman seduced by a world of easy-money, who agonizes that her figure is a barrier to deliverance from poverty and a pampered life as a drug-trafficker's lover."

[06/14/07 - 10:13 AM]
NBC Universal Re-Names NBC Universal Television Studio as Universal Media Studios
Universal Media Studios is a full-service production company that was established (as NBC Universal Television Studio) when NBC acquired the assets of Universal in May 2004, carrying on the legacy of both NBC Studios and Universal Network Television.

[06/14/07 - 10:13 AM]
FOX Reality Presents Its New Original Series ''The Search for the Next Elvira'' Coming to Life on October 13
The series consists of three, hour-long episodes during which contestants will compete to see if they "can look the part, and present the same wit, poise and courage as the real Elvira in hopes of becoming one of Halloween's most sinful icons."

[06/14/07 - 10:12 AM]
'Diddy' Creates Ultimate All Male Group in MTV's Hit Reality Series "Making the Band 4" Premiering Monday, June 18th at 10pm ET/PT
Mondays on MTV will include the premiere of MTV favorites, "My Super Sweet 16" at 9pm ET/PT and MTV News & Docs powerful documentary series "Engaged & Underage" at 9:30pm ET/PT.

[06/13/07 - 03:09 PM]
NBC's 'Science of Love: A Modern Dating Experiment' Explores What's More Important -- Science Or Instinct -- When Looking for Love in This One-Hour Event Special Airing Monday, June 25
The special will attempt to answer the question: "When it comes to finding true love, can scientific methods be applied or does it come down to simple physical instinct and chemistry?"

[06/13/07 - 01:21 PM]
John Larroquette Joins the Cast of ABC's "Boston Legal"
In addition, Christian Clemenson has been upped to series regular while Tara Summers ("Dirt") also comes on board as a young associate of the Boston offices.

[06/13/07 - 01:19 PM]
Showtime Presents the Television Premiere of the Acclaimed Independent Feature "Open Window"
The film is a "poignant love story about a newly engaged couple, Izzy (Robin Tunney, "Prison Break") and Peter (Joel Edgerton, "Kinky Boots"), who find their cozy world shattered by a random act of violence."

[06/13/07 - 11:09 AM]
The Next British Invasion Begins as 'Victoria Beckham: Coming to America' Premieres as a One-Hour Special Event on NBC Monday, July 16
The special will "delve into Victoria's larger-than-life world and will reveal the woman behind the fashion icon."

[06/13/07 - 10:22 AM]
Spike TV Celebrates Fatherhood with 'True Dads' National Outreach Campaign
The campaign "celebrates and highlights fathers who take an active role in their children's lives, demonstrating that it is both a rewarding and fulfilling experience."

[06/13/07 - 10:20 AM]
NBC and Nissan Announce "Superpower-Ful" Comprehensive Marketing Program for Season Two of Hit Series "Heroes"
The campaign will kick off on the night of the "Heroes" season premiere, which will be exclusively sponsored by Nissan and broadcast with limited commercial interruption.

[06/13/07 - 10:19 AM]
Following One of the Most Anticipated Book Releases of All Time, J.K. Rowling Speaks to NBC's Meredith Vieira in an Exclusive Television Interview Discussing for the First Time the Conclusion of the Harry Potter Series
The interview will air on "Today," Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 and during a one-hour special of "Dateline," Sunday, July 29.

[06/13/07 - 10:18 AM]
Director Wes Craven to Serve as Guest Judge "On the Lot" Tuesday, June 19, on Fox
Last night, Trever James was eliminated from the competition and the second group of five director finalists each premiered a film that he or she wrote, shot and edited in five days.

[06/13/07 - 10:16 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Rescue Me" (FX, Season Four)

[06/13/07 - 10:16 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States" (Comedy Central)

[06/13/07 - 09:59 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Moonlight" (CBS)

[06/13/07 - 09:59 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Babylon Fields" (CBS)

[06/12/07 - 06:09 PM]
Kyle Xy Is Far from Alone, as Viewers Return by the Millions for the Series' Second Season Premiere
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, June 11.

[06/12/07 - 06:08 PM]
BBC America Acquires the Uk Premiere Motoring Show, Top Gear
Renowned for its super-cars, stunts, time trials, road tests and the sharp wit of its presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, "Top Gear" is more than a motor show, it's an institution on UK television.

[06/12/07 - 06:07 PM]
Home Box Office to Make All 26 of Its Channels Available in High Definition
The rollout will begin later this year, with anticipated completion by the end of second quarter 2008.

[06/12/07 - 04:41 PM]
The CW to Wrap 'Palms' Early, Drops Sunday Encores
The CW is wrapping "Hidden Palms" early as the summer series will now air its swan song on Wednesday, July 4 - two weeks prior than originally planned.

[06/12/07 - 03:32 PM]
Jericho Returns to CBS on July 6
Rebroadcasts of episodes from the first season will air in the Friday, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT time period for the remainder of the summer.

[06/12/07 - 11:27 AM]
In Pot We Trust to Air July 9th!
The new Showtime feature-length documentary deals with "the controversial subject of medical marijuana as told through the unique lives of five chronically ill patients and the many advocates and opponents that surround this contentious issue."

[06/12/07 - 11:25 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Is #2 for the Week in 18-49 (Tie) and #1 in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 4-10.

[06/12/07 - 11:24 AM]
NBC to Broadcast 'Concert for Diana' on Sunday, July 1, 8 P.M. ET/PT
The concert marks what would have been Diana's 46th birthday and will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

[06/12/07 - 11:22 AM]
CBS Wins Its Second Consecutive Summer Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 4-10.

[06/12/07 - 11:20 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 4, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 4-10.

[06/12/07 - 09:07 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (ABC)

[06/12/07 - 09:07 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Big Shots" (ABC)

[06/11/07 - 11:16 PM]
Tony Who? Lifetime Television's Hit Drama Series 'Army Wives' Matches Record-Breaking Premiere in Its Second Episode
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, June 10.

[06/11/07 - 11:14 PM]
Sleuth Launches on Demand
Advanced Cable Communications, Buckeye CableSystem, Choice Cable, Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, Mediacom Communications and Vista III Media are among those participating.

[06/11/07 - 06:11 PM]
Rome Hartman Appointed to Create Signature Nightly Newscast for the Bbc
In addition to overseeing the nightly newscast, Hartman will advise on and coordinate production of other U.S.-based and U.S.-facing newscasts for BBC AMERICA and BBC World News.

[06/11/07 - 06:10 PM]
TBS and TNT to Hook Viewers with Friday, June 15, Simulcast of Blockbuster Movie Hitch, Starring Will Smith
The presentation will include a chance for one viewer to win a trip for two to New York City through the TBS & Red Lobster "Hitch a Ride to New York" Sweepstakes.

[06/11/07 - 02:03 PM]
Supergirl Flies Into "Smallville" Dc Comics' Superheroine Joins the Cast
The show's seventh season premiere kicks off with the arrival of Supergirl, whose name is Kara, as Clark's (Tom Welling) 19-year-old cousin.

[06/11/07 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Jump Starts the Season with the Premiere of 'The Biggest Loser' September 11 Preceded by Hour-Long 'Where Are They Now?' Special on September 4 Reuniting Favorite 'Loser' Contestants
The series had previously been set to return on August 21.

[06/11/07 - 11:57 AM]
NBC Universal Television Studio Promotes Two Veteran Executives to Head Comedy and Drama Programming Teams
Roth previously served as Vice President, Drama, for NBC Universal Television Studio, while Sanders had been Vice President, Comedy Series.

[06/11/07 - 10:50 AM]
TV Land Reveals the Untold Stories Behind Favorite TV Shows, Music, Movies and More When TV Land Confidential Returns on Wednesday, July 11 at 10 PM ET/PT
"Everybody Loves Raymond," "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Lost" are among the show's featured on "TV Land Confidential's" second season.

[06/11/07 - 10:49 AM]
TV Icons Are Put to Work in TV Land's Back to the Grind Premiering Wednesday, July 18
Erik Estrada, Marla Gibbs, Betty White, Mark Curry, Bea Arthur, Ed Begley Jr. and Jimmie Walker are among those featured in the new reality series.







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[05/04/15 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Picks Up a Double D'OHse of "The Simpsons," Renewing Series for 27th and 28th Seasons
"I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and 'McDreamy,' because I have something they don't: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction," said Homer Simpson.

[05/04/15 - 01:39 PM]
The World Premiere of "Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness" Debuts May 9 at Midnight on Comedy Central
In Christopher Titus' sixth stand-up special, he sticks to simple subjects, like how to solve all of the world's problems, giving his own eulogy and his father's erectile dysfunction.

[05/04/15 - 12:46 PM]
American Heroes Channel Sets Its Sights on Season Two of Breakout Hit Docudrama "Gunslingers"
Currently in production on six all-new episodes, the series exposes real, often little-known adventures of the Old West's legendary characters and how their fearless pursuit of freedom and profit still resonates in America today.

[05/04/15 - 12:09 PM]
ACC's Notre Dame and Syracuse Earn Top Seeds in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship
The top two seeds in the championship - No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Syracuse, both from the Atlantic Coast Conference - take to the field for first-round action on ESPNU on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, respectively.

[05/04/15 - 12:03 PM]
Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Delivers 3.1 Million Viewers in World Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, May 2.

[05/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
History(R) Unveils Summer Programming Lineup and Premiere Dates
Highlights include four new nonfiction series and brand new episodes of hit series "American Pickers," "Counting Cars," "Mountain Men" and "Pawn Stars."

[05/04/15 - 11:01 AM]
"Red Nose Day Danceathon with Nick Cannon" Set to Stream Live in the 24 Hours Leading Up to NBC's May 21 Telecast of "Red Nose Day"
Streamed live from the NBC Experience Store at Rockefeller Center in New York City, the day of dance will be filled with guest DJs and musicians, celebrity drop-ins, and a variety of dance acts and troupes.

[05/04/15 - 11:00 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Lev Grossman's New York Times Best-Selling Fantasy "The Magicians" to Series
The 12-episode season will begin shooting in Vancouver in July.

[05/04/15 - 10:51 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Is The Week's Top Program in Viewer and Adult 18-49 Live Plus 7-Day Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[05/04/15 - 10:48 AM]
USA Network Rolls Out One of the Widest Pre-Linear Distribution Plans in Cable TV History for Pilot Episode of Award-Winning New Series "Mr. Robot"
Additionally, for the first time ever, the network will release a version of the pilot with Spanish language subtitles across On Demand platforms.

[05/04/15 - 10:36 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Has 4 of the Week's Top 10 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[05/04/15 - 10:13 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Daily Scripted Musical Comedy Series, "Make It Pop"
The series ranks as the most-watched long-form content on Nick.com and on the Nick App.

[05/04/15 - 10:00 AM]
Video: "Tyrant: The Devil Inside" - Official Season Two Trailer
Season two premieres Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00/9:00c on FX.

[05/04/15 - 09:32 AM]
The Stars Are Aligned and Scrubbing In for a Special Live Episode of "Undateable" Tuesday, May 5 at 9 P.M. on NBC
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Christa Miller, Kate Walsh, Victoria Justice and Dr. Drew Pinskey are among those slated to appear.

[05/04/15 - 08:51 AM]
The Fight of the Century Reaches New Heights: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Will Now Be Seen in Space
At the request of the ISS, the fight was packaged and delivered for the crew to watch at their leisure.