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    [friday, july 13, 2007]    
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[07/13/07 - 09:26 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Bionic Woman" (NBC)

[07/13/07 - 09:26 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Area 57" (NBC)

[07/13/07 - 07:01 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 9-13
Update include: New cast members set for "Private Practice," "Cavemen" and "Shark," Lynn Toler and Tara Fields to topline MyNetworkTV's "Decision House" and FX's "Philadelphia" gets a return date.

[07/13/07 - 06:20 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of July 2-8): TNT Originals Climb
The network's coverage of the Daytona 500 on Saturday also landed in the top 15, as did a rebroadcast of the feature "Bourne Supremacy" on Sunday.

[07/13/07 - 05:56 PM]
A Hotel with No Reservations
BBC America details its new drama "Hotel Babylon," which premieres Wednesday, August 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/13/07 - 03:30 PM]
Salt 'N Pepa Season Up VH1 with New Reality Show
Premiering Monday, October 15, "The Salt 'N Pepa Show," will follow the ladies as they attempt to reunite on and off the stage in this funny, often touching reality series.

[07/13/07 - 03:28 PM]
Malibu Band Whitestarr Enjoys 'The Rock Life' on Their Way to the Top of the Charts
Beginning July 30, one week before the series' broadcast debut, the first two episodes will be available for on-demand viewing on VSPOT at VH1.com.

[07/13/07 - 03:28 PM]
VH1 Classic Presents the U.S. Premiere of 'Seven Ages of Rock' a Landmark Seven-Part Series Exploring the Story of Rock Music Premiering on VH1 Classic on Monday, December 17
MTV veteran Mark Goodman narrates this 7-part series, which showcases the various genres of rock music that impacted and shaped pop culture.

[07/13/07 - 03:27 PM]
VH1 Says 'I Hate My 30'S'
On July 16, ten days prior to its on-air premiere, "I Hate My 30's" will "sneak" premiere in its entirety across multiple screens including VH1.com, VH1 Mobile, VH1 On-demand through various cable providers' VOD offerings and Joost.

[07/13/07 - 03:26 PM]
And the Critics' Choice Award Goes to ... VH1
VH1 will air the 13th annual "Critics' Choice Awards" gala live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Monday, January 7, 2008.

[07/13/07 - 03:26 PM]
'VH1 Hip Hop Honors' Salutes the Pioneers of Hip Hop Who'Ve Reinvented the Sound and Look of the Genre on Monday, October 8 at 10pm*
Hosted by Tracy Morgan, this year's honorees include Snoop Dogg, Whodini, Missy Elliot, Wild Style's 25th Anniversary and Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing.

[07/13/07 - 01:33 PM]
'America's Got Talent,' the #1 Series of the Summer, Announces Top Twenty Contestants
Plus: the two-part live season finale is set for Tuesday, August 14 (performance episode) and Tuesday, August 21 (the million-dollar winner will be revealed).

[07/13/07 - 01:32 PM]
'Dale' to Make Its Television Debut on CMT in an Exclusive Limited Run
Produced by NASCAR Images and CMT Films, DALE is the only authorized film on Dale Earnhardt.

[07/13/07 - 01:30 PM]
'Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge' Premieres Friday, August 10 on CMT
Vanilla Ice, Leif Garrett, Stephen Baldwin, "Rocket" Ismail, "Cowboy" Kenny Bartram, "Nitro" Dan Clark, Jonny "Fairplay" Dalton, Josh Haynes and Francesco Quinn are among those set to compete in the six-episode series.

[07/13/07 - 01:29 PM]
CMT Heats Up Summer with a Smokin' Line-Up of Hot New Music Specials and Returning Favorites
New seasons of "Country Fried Home Videos" and "Trick My Truck" as well as the specials "CMT at Summerfest" and "Big Break" are on tap for the rest of 2007.

[07/13/07 - 01:28 PM]
Hank Williams JR. to Be Honored as Next CMT 'Giant' in New Two-Hour Special 'CMT Giants' Premiering in November
The CMT GIANTS franchise began last year when Reba McEntire was honored for her stellar career by such stars as Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Megan Mullally, Wynonna and Dolly Parton, each of whom paid tribute to Reba by lending their voices to her biggest hits.

[07/13/07 - 01:27 PM]
It Takes More Than Great Hair and a Winning Smile to Make This Squad When 'Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team' Returns Friday, September 14 on CMT
CMT's eight-episode series "reveals all the behind-the-scenes action of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading try-outs as girls struggle to make the team, survive boot camp and make their big debut as one of the most famous cheerleaders in America."

[07/13/07 - 01:26 PM]
Entertainment Weekly and TV Land Collaborate to Present the 50 Greatest TV Icons of All Time
The two-hour special, which airs Friday, November 16, counts down the iconic personalities who have made their indelible mark via the small screen.

[07/13/07 - 01:25 PM]
TV Land Is 'All Shook Up' with Month-Long Celebration of Elvis Presley in August
This ultimate showcase includes: concerts such as the "'68 Comeback Special" and "Aloha from Hawaii," the documentary "Elvis By The Presleys," his much-loved films like "Love Me Tender" and "Wild in the Country," and the original special "Myths and Legends: Elvis."

[07/13/07 - 01:25 PM]
BET's Baldwin Hills Draws Big Numbers for Premiere
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 10.

[07/13/07 - 01:23 PM]
Ion Television Reports Strong Initial Results for Rhi Programming
ION spins the numbers for its Saturday movies since June 29.

[07/13/07 - 10:15 AM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winning Actor John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg Square Off in Spike TV's New Original Scripted Eight-Hour Event
In addition, original short form broadband episodes will be available on SpikeTV.com while Xbox Live will offer high definition versions of the broadcast episodes for download.

[07/13/07 - 10:14 AM]
Real People Solve Real-Life Crimes in Spike TV's 'Murder'
"Murder" is hosted by Detective Tommy Le Noir, a 27-year Arlington, Texas decorated law enforcement veteran who is responsible for multiple capital murder convictions.

[07/13/07 - 10:13 AM]
Big Brother 8 Houseguests Send Carol Packing
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[07/13/07 - 10:10 AM]
Directors Antoine Fuqua and Brad Silberling to Serve as Guest Judges "On the Lot"
Fuqua will guest on the Tuesday, July 17 episode, which will spotlight five action short films; and Silberling will guest on the Tuesday, July 24 episode, which will spotlight six comedy-themed films.

[07/13/07 - 10:09 AM]
Shauna Noland and Cedric Gardner Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/12/07 - 11:25 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Nominee Tom Bosley Stars in the Movie About Giving of Oneself Wholeheartedly in 'When You Listen,' a Hallmark Original Movie Premiering January 5
Bosley stars in the story of a young girl's beloved grandfather who suffers a heart attack, only to then use the would-be tragedy to help repair all the broken hearts around him in the upcoming original film.

[07/12/07 - 11:24 PM]
Television Icon Valerie Bertinelli Stars as a Tormented 'Seer' Who Must Stop a Serial Killer in 'Claire' a Hallmark Original Movie Thriller Premiering August 11
Valerie Bertinelli stars as a widowed mother forced to use her psychic powers to help police solve an ages old cold case and to protect her family and friends from the killer terrorizing her community.

[07/12/07 - 11:22 PM]
Hallmark Channel Increases Original Movie Production and Signs Development Deals with Award-Winning Producers
Hallmark Channel is in development and/or production deals with several award-winning producers, including Gerald Abrams ("Nuremberg"), Orly Adelson ("Ruffian") and Dan Wigutow ("Fatal Vision").

[07/12/07 - 11:21 PM]
Hallmark Channel Bets Big on Major Acquisitions
"Seraphim Falls," "US Marshals," "Open Range" and "Stone Cold" are among the network's opportunistic acquisitions for the rest of 2007.

[07/12/07 - 11:19 PM]
Academy Award(R), Golden Globe Winner and Hollywood Legend Ernest Borgnine Stars in 'A Grandpa for Christmas,' a Hallmark Original Movie Premiering December 1
Borgnine stars as a retired showman who is forced into guardianship over the nine-year-old granddaughter he's never met after his estranged daughter is hospitalized following a car crash in the Hallmark original.

[07/12/07 - 11:16 PM]
Dean Cain, Anthony Michael Hall, Lea Thompson, Sunny Mabrey, Ernie Hudson, Tracey Gold, William Forsythe and Richard Roundtree Star in a Life-And-Death Struggle at 30,000 Feet
Dean Cain and Anthony Michael Hall head an all-star cast which includes Ernie Hudson, Lea Thompson, Sunny Mabrey, Richard Roundtree, William Forsythe and Tracey Gold in "Final Approach," a three-hour Hallmark Original Movie Event which premieres November 2007.

[07/12/07 - 11:14 PM]
Emmy(R) Winner Dick Van Dyke Returns in Murder 101 'If Wishes Were Horses,' a Hallmark Channel Mystery Movie Premiering August 18
This installment, the third in this series of Hallmark Channel whodunits, showcases three generations of the Van Dyke family in prominent roles, thanks to the addition of Barry's son, Shane Van Dyke, to the cast.

[07/12/07 - 10:22 PM]
We TV's Scores Best June Ever
WE: Women's Entertainment spins the numbers for the month of June.

[07/12/07 - 08:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Unhitched" (FOX)

[07/12/07 - 08:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Hot Years, The" (FOX)

[07/12/07 - 12:40 PM]
Principal Casting Announced for HBO Films' John Adams, a Seven-Part Playtone-Produced Epic Miniseries Event Executive Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, Directed by Emmy(R)-Winner Tom Hooper, Set to Debut in Spring 2008
Stephen Dillane, Tom Wilkinson, Rufus Sewell, Danny Huston, Sarah Polley, David Morse, Justin Theroux and Guy Henry are the latest additions to the project.

[07/12/07 - 12:36 PM]
HBO Films Announces Upcoming Lineup and Production Slate, Featuring Major Stars Kevin Bacon, Paddy Considine, Michael Gambon, Paul Giamatti, Brendan Gleason, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rhys Ifans, Derek Jacobi, Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Janet Mcteer, Alfred Molina, David Oyelowo, Sarah Polley, Jonathan Pryce, Andy Serkis, Maggie Smith, David Tennant, Uma Thurman and Tom Wilkinson
HBO Films has announced its upcoming lineup and production slate, with a list of award-winning actors and filmmakers set for movies and miniseries airing on HBO.

[07/12/07 - 12:36 PM]
HBO's Hit Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Returns for Sixth Season SepT. 9
The first episode of the new season is directed by Larry Charles and guest stars Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Vivica A. Fox and Bob Einstein.

[07/12/07 - 12:34 PM]
New HBO Drama Series Tell Me You Love Me to Debut SepT. 9
"TELL ME YOU LOVE ME is an intense, thought-provoking series that's unlike anything else HBO has presented before," said Carolyn Strauss, president, HBO Entertainment. "The show reveals characters and relationships through everyday, telling moments in a way that broadcast TV can't do."

[07/12/07 - 12:34 PM]
Stars of Hit British Comedy Show "Little Britain" to Headline New HBO Comedy Series
The six half-hour episodes of the new show will begin shooting in the U.S. this fall, with debut slated for 2008.

[07/12/07 - 12:33 PM]
HBO Renews Hit Series Real Time with Bill Maher, for Sixth Season, Kicking Off in 2008
Currently on hiatus, the show will return for the second half of its fifth season Aug. 24, with the sixth season to kick off in 2008.

[07/12/07 - 12:31 PM]
Dave Attell, D.L. Hughley, Jim Norton and Bob Saget to Star in New Solo Stand-Up Comedy Specials on HBO
The Attell, Hughley and Norton specials all taped in Washington, D.C. at the Lincoln Theatre the weekend of June 1-3, while the Saget special was taped recently in New York City at New York University's Skirball Center.

[07/12/07 - 12:30 PM]
HBO's Emmy(R)-Nominated Comedy Series Extras to End Its Run with a One-Hour Special Written and Directed by Series Creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
The special will shoot in August, with the debut date to be announced when is confirmed.

[07/12/07 - 12:14 PM]
Lifetime Launches Second Season of the Popular Reality Series 'Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead' in New Friday Night Reality Programming Block Beginning October 12
The second season premiere will lead into the series premiere of the new reality competition show "America's Psychic Challenge" on Friday, October 12.

[07/12/07 - 12:13 PM]
Lifetime Creates Friday Night Reality Programming Block and Orders Eight Episodes of 'America's Psychic Challenge,' a New Reality Competition Series from Bunim-Murray Productions ('The Real World')
The series, which premieres Friday, October 12, puts the unique skills of psychics to the test, where they compete in a series of challenges to ultimately see whose clairvoyant abilities are the greatest.

[07/12/07 - 11:14 AM]
Production Begins in Los Angeles on the Fourth Season of ABC's Critically Acclaimed Hit Series "Grey's Anatomy"
The Alphabet confirms the return of Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr., Sara Ramirez and Eric Dane as well as the addition of Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Meredith's half-sister.

[07/12/07 - 11:13 AM]
Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn Will Star in the Television Event Motion Picture "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's for One More Day"
Principal photography begins today on location in Norwalk, CT, as well as other locations in Connecticut and New York.

[07/12/07 - 11:12 AM]
ABC News and Customflix Labs Announce Deal to Bring Previously Unavailable Programming to ABC News and AmazoN.com Customers with DVD on Demand
Through the CustomFlix Labs DVD on Demand service, ABC News Classics, ABC News Specials and programming from ABC News broadcasts, including "World News with Charles Gibson," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "20/20" and "Primetime," are now available for purchase.

[07/12/07 - 10:16 AM]
TV Guide Network Launches Its Biggest Marketing Campaign for Series Premiere of America's Next Producer
Additionally, the company will launch an unprecedented level of digital content and online video extras to support the series, which premieres on the network on Wednesday, July 18 at 8:00/7:00c.







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[07/23/14 - 09:13 AM]
TV One Presents the Network Premiere Movie "Girlfriends' Getaway" on August 30 at 8PM/ET
Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins star in the project, which was shot entirely on location in Trinidad.

[07/23/14 - 09:10 AM]
"Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall" Series Premiere Rocks DIY Network's Ratings
DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, July 19.

[07/23/14 - 09:02 AM]
Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group Team Up to Bring Barclays Premier League 2014-15 Soccer Season to Select U.S. Cinemas
Americans will have the opportunity to see England's best in state-of-the-art projection and sound at select venues across the country on Saturdays throughout the Premier League season.

[07/23/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC wins the night among adults 18-49, more than doubling second place ABC.

[07/23/14 - 08:25 AM]
Sheryl Crow, Blondie and Lindsey Stirling Headline Ovation's Hit Original Series, "Song by Song"
The series continues its focus on music legends with new episodes featuring such A-list sensations Sheryl Crow, BLONDIE and Lindsey Stirling.

[07/23/14 - 08:20 AM]
NBC Wins the Night in the 18-49 Demo More Than Doubling the Nearest Competitor
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 22.

[07/23/14 - 08:20 AM]
A&E Network Presents the New Original Docuseries "Cement Heads"
The series - due on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30/9:30c - marks the first unscripted television project for Dimension TV.

[07/23/14 - 08:00 AM]
IDW Kicks Open the Doors to Comic-Con with "Orphan Black"!
IDW's series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of "Orphan Black."

[07/23/14 - 07:26 AM]
Head to the Beach with "Shark Week" for the First-Ever FinFest
FinFest is a two-day, two-night celebration on the shores of Hermosa Beach, California on August 9 and 10.

[07/23/14 - 07:00 AM]
TBS's "Conan" to Welcome Cast of Netflix's Emmy(R)-Nominated Hit Comedy Series "Orange Is the New Black" on Monday, Aug. 4
Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne and series co-star Jason Biggs will all join host Conan O'Brien from Stage 15 at Warner Bros.

[07/23/14 - 06:06 AM]
NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network to Present 17 Hours of ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Friday - Sunday
Athletes participating in the event include Americans; Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross, Phil Dalhausser, Sean Rosenthal, as well as some of the premier volleyball players from Italy, Brazil and Germany.

[07/22/14 - 01:49 PM]
Hide the Donuts! FXX Is Bringing Homer Simpson's Dome to Comic-Con
Starting in August, FXX will become the cable network home for all seasons of "The Simpsons," excluding seasons airing in their first run on FOX.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
HGTV Still Tops on Sundays - "Flipping the Block" One of HGTV's "Best Series Premieres Ever"
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Velocity's Hit Car Restoration Series "FantomWorks" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 27 at 9 and 10 PM ET/PT
Dan Short and his team kick-off Velocity's week-long summer programming event "Dream Car Week" with all-new back-to-back episodes from season two.

[07/22/14 - 12:10 PM]
Virtual Reality Meets Middle Earth - And The Muppets (!) at Warner Bros.' Star-Packed Booth for Comic-Con 2014
Plus: from Thursday through Sunday, a cavalcade of talent will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth.