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[07/11/07 - 10:23 PM]
AMC's Hollywood Icon Franchise Creates Customized Advertising Opportunity for General Mills
"Hollywood Icon" is a month-long programming event that showcases one of Hollywood's most acclaimed actors through their movies, factoids, celebrity quotes and special vignettes about the star.

[07/11/07 - 06:54 PM]
PBS Greenlights 'Car Talk' Television Series
The as-yet-untitled animated sitcom, featuring the stars of the beloved radio show, will launch with ten 30-minute episodes targeted for summer 2008.

[07/11/07 - 05:49 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Welcome to the Captain" (CBS)

[07/11/07 - 05:49 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Stumps of Hollywood, The" (CBS)

[07/11/07 - 11:44 AM]
Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy(R) Award Winner, Tom Skerritt, Angus Macfayden and Karine Vanasse Star in Killer Wave, an Rhi Original Miniseries Premiering on Ion Television August 5th
In the story, a large corporation hatches a scheme to devastate American cities on the East Coast with the intent of winning a multi-billion dollar contract from the government to build a sea wall along the eastern seaboard.

[07/11/07 - 11:44 AM]
FOX Business Network (Fbn) to Debut in October
FBN currently has 30 million subscribers under contract after securing distribution agreements with major cable operators in top markets around the country, including the world's financial capital - New York - where it will be seen on expanded basic cable.

[07/11/07 - 11:30 AM]
'The Singing Bee' Hits a High Note, Scoring the Highest Ratings of Any Summer Series Telecast on Any Network So Far This Year
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 10.

[07/11/07 - 09:45 AM]
'The Fab Life Presents: My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding' Goes Behind the Scenes of the Most Extravagant Nuptials in America
From Manhattan to Maui, each episode will follow one couple's wedding planning process and will capture all of the amazing details, tough decisions, and sky-high spending that goes into creating these over the top unions.

[07/11/07 - 09:43 AM]
Court TV's New Name Unveiled: TruTV
This new name reflects "the network's popular line-up of series that offer first-person access to exciting, real-life stories," according to the announcement today by Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, and Marc Juris, the network's general manager.

[07/10/07 - 08:27 PM]
Sci Fi Gets Into Your Head with Mind-Blowing New Series Mind Control with Derren Brown
By his own admission, Derren Brown has no paranormal ability; he is not a psychic or medium. Instead, he uses a mixture of suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship to uncannily predict and control human behavior.

[07/10/07 - 08:26 PM]
Sundance Channel and Universal Hd to Deliver New High Definition Programming Block
The branded programming block, presented by Microsoft, will run Wednesdays through December 26th, showcasing Sundance Channel's critically-acclaimed, original series "Iconoclasts," "Big Ideas for a Small Planet" and "Live from Abbey Road" in high definition.

[07/10/07 - 08:25 PM]
Powered by High-Performing "Harry Potter" Theatricals, the Week of July 2 Rates as ABC Family's Most-Watched Week of 2007 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/07 - 08:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Carpoolers" (ABC)

[07/10/07 - 08:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Call, The" (ABC)

[07/10/07 - 03:23 PM]
'Army Wives,' Cable's #1 New Drama Among W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54, Roars to More Triumphs Sunday Night, July 8, Ranking #1 in Primetime for Sixth Consecutive Week Among W25-54
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, July 8.

[07/10/07 - 03:21 PM]
CBS Extends Its Summer Winning Streak to Six Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/07 - 03:04 PM]
ABC Revives 'Knights' in August, 'Nascar' Delayed
ABC is dusting off "The Knights of Prosperity" as the short-lived comedy will return for its final four episodes on Wednesday, August 8 at 8:30/7:30c.

[07/10/07 - 01:42 PM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2007-2008 Season
Five new shows - including dramas K-VILLE and NEW AMSTERDAM, comedy BACK TO YOU and the unscripted KITCHEN NIGHTMARES and NASHVILLE - join returning favorites on the fall schedule.

[07/10/07 - 12:02 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 2, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/07 - 12:01 PM]
National Bingo Night Returns for Five Consecutive Nights with a Huge Cash Jackpot, Airing This December on the ABC Television Network
During its six-week summer run, the popularity of "National Bingo Night" helped drive ABC.com to be the top entertainment TV site for May, with over three million grids downloaded for at-home play prior to the series premiere.

[07/10/07 - 11:32 AM]
NBC's Ratings Week of July 2-8, Topping the Wednesday Competition in 18-49 and Total Viewers'Macy'S' Holiday Special Paces
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/07 - 11:31 AM]
Kimberly Kleid Named Vice President, Programming and Development, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
Kleid will continue to work on development for first-run syndication. In addition, she will oversee cable and talent development, on the west coast.

[07/10/07 - 11:30 AM]
Bravo's 'Live Earth' Coverage Marks Network's Best Saturday - Ever - Across All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Saturday, July 7.

[07/10/07 - 11:29 AM]
NBC Universal and Dish Network Connect Viewers with Interactive Television Application for 'Top Chef 3 Miami'
DISH Network, through its use of Ensequence's iTV application, allows viewers with compatible interactive receivers to interact with the program with a single click of the remote.

[07/10/07 - 11:28 AM]
'Comics Unleashed' Renewed in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago
The syndicated half-hour comedy series is a go for next season in New York on WCBS, Los Angeles on KABC and in Chicago on WCIU.

[07/10/07 - 11:18 AM]
MTV Dares Viewers to Enter "Room 401" at Their Own Risk!!
The newcomer, due on Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c, will be followed by the second season of "Scarred."

[07/09/07 - 07:45 PM]
Catch the Celebreality Bachelor Party This Summer on VH1
Both series will also premiere online on VSPOT at VH1.com, VH1's broadband channel today, one week prior to their on-air debuts.

[07/09/07 - 06:10 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Eight Days a Week" (The CW)

[07/09/07 - 06:10 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Dash 4 Cash" (The CW)

[07/09/07 - 04:11 PM]
FOX Dumps 'Drive' for Good, '5th Grader' Added to Mondays
FOX has officially nixed its planned "Drive" burn off while a special all-new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" has been slated for Monday, July 23 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/09/07 - 03:43 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company Restructures Top Entertainment Posts
Peter Liguori is promoted to Chairman, Entertainment, while Kevin Reilly has been tapped as President, Entertainment, in a restructuring designed to "add depth to the senior ranks of the network as it navigates the rapidly changing television landscape."

[07/09/07 - 03:42 PM]
Hairspray Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman Will Guest-Judge as the Top 7 Couples Compete on "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday, July 11, on Fox
The following night, the judges will send two more dancers home, and Hilary Duff will perform "Stranger" on the live results show Thursday, July 12.

[07/09/07 - 12:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Bronx Is Burning, The" (ESPN)

[07/09/07 - 10:58 AM]
The Bronx Is Burning: Relive the Climactic Ups and Downs of a City and Its Team in Turmoil in ESPN's Historic Eight-Part Dramatic Series on Special Edition Dvd
The three-disc DVD set "delivers unprecedented bonus feature content to Yankee fans that includes highly coveted, exclusive interviews with George Steinbrenner and Reggie Jackson, complete 1977 Yankee statistics, in-depth player bios, poignant featurettes, and much more."

[07/09/07 - 10:48 AM]
We TV's "She's Moving In" Blends His and Hers Home Décor for Couples Moving in Together
Peggy Bunker hosts the series, which premieres Saturday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/06/07 - 06:18 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of June 25-July 1): USA's 'Notice' Opens Strong
It was TNT's "The Closer" and the 2007 "BET Awards" however that were last week's top overall draws.

[07/06/07 - 04:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Life" (NBC)

[07/06/07 - 04:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Business Class" (NBC)

[07/06/07 - 03:09 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 2-6
Updates include: Stephanie Niznik and Scott Patterson land roles on the CW's newcomers, options are picked up on the casts of four pilots, Dana Delany in talks to join ABC's "Housewives" and the usual mix of casting news.

[07/06/07 - 12:28 PM]
Diverse Slate of Artists Records Weeds' Theme for Third Season!
Joan Baez, Donovan, Angelique Kidjo, Randy Newman, The Shins and Billy Bob Thornton are among those recording versions of "Little Boxes."

[07/06/07 - 12:28 PM]
The Eighth Season Premiere of "Big Brother" Wins Its Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 5.

[07/06/07 - 12:27 PM]
Identities of the Three Secret Pairs of Rivals Competing in "Big Brother 8" Revealed Last Night
CBS details the cast of the new season of "Big Brother."

[07/05/07 - 07:54 PM]
It's the Future, Today, as 'Masters of Science Fiction' Brings Renowned Storytellers, Top Stars and ProF. Stephen Hawking to Abc, for Four Saturdays in August
Co-producer Starz Media details the anthology series, which features appearances by Terry O'Quinn, Anne Heche, James Denton, Judy Davis, Sam Waterston, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Dennehy and John Hurt.

[07/05/07 - 05:45 PM]
ABC to Revive 'The Nine' in August
The short-lived drama will return for its final six episodes on Wednesday, August 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/05/07 - 01:47 PM]
'Macy'S' 4th of July Special Delivers Ratings Fireworks
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 4.

[07/05/07 - 01:38 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Them" (FOX)

[07/05/07 - 01:38 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "New Amsterdam" (FOX)

[07/05/07 - 09:58 AM]
Peter Gallagher ('The O.C.'), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ('The Sopranos'), Kristin Lehmann ('Prison Break'), Jenna Boyd (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants') and Two-Time Academy Award(R) Nominee Peter Fonda ('Easy Rider') Star in the Lifetime Original Miniseries 'The Gathering'
The two-part, four-hour drama from Sony Pictures Television follows the story of Michael Foster (Gallagher), a doctor in search of his wife, Ann (Lehman), after she vanishes without a trace. Without any logical explanations for her disappearance, Michael's search leads him to dark and sinister findings, including the existence of a cabal of witches gathering in New York.

[07/04/07 - 11:46 AM]
Doctor Who Series Four: Catherine Tate Confirmed as New Companion
The fourth season of "Doctor Who" goes into production this July and will hit UK screens in the spring of 2008.

[07/04/07 - 10:25 AM]
Summer Sees 'Death,' 'Geek' Return While 'Palms,' 'Crashers' Exit
Scheduling updates on over a dozen series, including "Standoff," "'Til Death," "Beauty and the Geek," "Hidden Plams" and "The Real Wedding Crashers."







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[08/01/14 - 01:49 PM]
DIY Network Achieved Most-Watched July Primetime Ever Among P25-54 Viewers in July
DIY Network spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 01:18 PM]
ESPN Goes to Portland for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game
ESPN media platforms will combine to provide unprecedented coverage of the game, between a team of Major League Soccer All-Stars and Bayern Munich on Wednesday, August 6.

[08/01/14 - 01:15 PM]
HGTV Scores Best July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 11:01 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and the National Cable Television Cooperative Announce Robust Long-Term Distribution Agreement
As part of the new multi-year deal, the NCTC will introduce several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH and video-on-demand products.

[08/01/14 - 10:55 AM]
Live Twitter(R) Chat with "The Quest" Executive Producers and the First Eliminated Contestant, Friday, August 1
Join Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming, Rob Eric and the first Paladin banished from Everealm as they answer your questions about last night's exciting series premiere.

[08/01/14 - 10:20 AM]
Dierks Bentley Brings a Special Performance from His Headlining Riser Tour to CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown" This Weekend as Part of the Mountain Dew(R) CMT Summer Concert Series
Bentley has invited the series on the road of his tour, making special appearances in all four installments and bringing fans new videos along with a behind-the-scenes look from the road.

[08/01/14 - 09:01 AM]
Sarah Hyland to Co-Host "Teen Choice 2014" Sunday, August 10, Live on FOX
Also scheduled to appear: Taylor Swift, Ansel Elgort, Victoria Justice, Collins Key, Laura and Vanessa Marano, Ian Somerhalder, Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Ariana Grande.

[08/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Matches a Six-Week High in 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Win Streak in Both Viewers, Demos
The Eye was the top draw among total viewers and adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[08/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Quest" Debut Ties a Summer Time-Slot High and "NY Med" Wins at 10pm with a Best-Since-Premiere Number
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 07:46 AM]
Escape Acquires Rights to More Than 500 Episodes of Three Popular True Crime Television Series
"Snapped," "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Forensic Files" have all been licensed to the fledgling network.

[08/01/14 - 07:43 AM]
ESPN to Follow Path of USA Basketball Men's National Team to the "2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup"
The USA Basketball National team is coached by legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and potentially headlined by superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Paul George, Derrick Rose and James Harden, among others.

[08/01/14 - 07:23 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date of "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Series to Launch Its Eight-Episode Season Friday, Oct. 17
Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode of the unprecedented documentary series is devoted to a different American musical landmark.

[08/01/14 - 07:03 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Kicks Off August with Big Week of Boxing
Sammy Vasquez Jr. and James Stevenson square off in a main event IBF/USBA Welterweight title bout presented by Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions on Friday, August 8.

[08/01/14 - 07:00 AM]
Science Channel's "Man vs. the Universe" Delves Into Mankind's New Race to Tame the Cosmos
The three-part series launches Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.