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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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[06/02/15 - 11:08 AM]
Award-Winning Journalist Bob Ley Signs Long-Term Extension with ESPN
The agreement comes as the award-winning "Outside the Lines," which Ley has hosted since its inception in May 1990, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

[06/02/15 - 11:08 AM]
The 95th Anniversary of Miss America to Air on Sunday, September 13 on ABC
The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown.

[06/02/15 - 10:08 AM]
CMT's First-Ever Late Night Show, "The Josh Wolf Show" Produced by Chelsea Handler Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 PM, ET/PT
The series airs four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) beginning Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

[06/02/15 - 10:05 AM]
WE tv Greenlights Two Unscripted Series Set in the World of Legal Drama, Further Expanding the Network's Robust Slate and the Popular Reality Genre
Production on "Ladies of Law" (working title) and "Sisters in Law" will begin this summer.

[06/02/15 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Partners with Acclaimed Film Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer to Develop New Scripted Series
The scripted series, "When The Levee Breaks," reflects a number of hot-button issues that are culturally relevant today including race and law enforcement.

[06/02/15 - 09:09 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "He Shed, She Shed(TM)"
Each episode of "He Shed, She Shed" will follow two homeowners, friends or neighbors in the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown - as they build and design a unique he-shed and she-shed.

[06/02/15 - 09:08 AM]
Adult Swim Prescribes Another Season of "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm happy," said Corddry. "After our season six cliff hanger, people will be dying for us to turn our backs on the notion of series continuity even more."

[06/02/15 - 08:59 AM]
"Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014," A Thought-Provoking Look at the Lives and Untimely Deaths of People Killed by Gun Violence in America, Debuts June 22, Exclusively on HBO
The film details victims' lives in the moments leading up to the shootings and shows how each death reverberates in the lives of others.

[06/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
Award-Winning Film Director, Producer, Writer and Actor Eli Roth to Host "Shark Week's" Hit Late-Night Talk Show "Shark After Dark"
The new season airs Sunday, July 5 to Thursday, July 9 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on Discovery.

[06/02/15 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops NBC in Tight Demo Race of Originals
The Alphabet's "The Whispers" opens up 25% from the season premiere of "Mistresses" a year ago.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of New Discovery Channel Series "Killing Fields"
The series will reveal the deep history attached to isolated and idyllic areas in America that are killing fields - locations where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
CMT Adds Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band to Its Growing Roster of Performers for 2015 "CMT Music Awards" Live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan.

[06/02/15 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Orders "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" to Series and a One-Hour Stand-Up Special
"I'm deeply touched that Comedy Central has decided to fulfill my Make-A-Wish dream of hosting a comedy show about sex. My parents are very proud (of my sister, who is a teacher)," said Glaser.

[06/02/15 - 07:54 AM]
Ovation TV Green-Lights New Original Series for the Fall: "Art Breakers"
The series features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk.

[06/02/15 - 06:01 AM]
Dwyane Wade to Join ABC "NBA Countdown" Team during The Finals
Wade, who has played in the previous four NBA Finals on ABC, will contribute insights and analysis during pre-game and halftime shows for Games 2 and 3, and again for Games 6 and 7, if necessary.