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[06/09/08 - 05:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 9
Updates include: FX buries "Dirt" after two seasons; Amber Tamblyn to topline ABC's "The Unusuals"; and VH1 looks for "Screams Queens."

[06/09/08 - 02:47 PM]
A&E Greenlights New Original Drama Series 'The Beast' Starring Patrick Swayze & Travis Fimmel
The series will begin production on the 13-one hour episode order this summer in Chicago, and is tentatively slated to premiere in early 2009.

[06/09/08 - 02:45 PM]
Once Again, the 'Army Wives' Command Sunday Night!
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, June 8.

[06/09/08 - 02:44 PM]
Quick Take for Sunday, June 8, 2008 (Fast National Program and Fast Affiliate Time Period - Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 8.

[06/09/08 - 02:42 PM]
NBC and State Farm(R) Form Unique Programming and Marketing Partnership for "Nashville Star"
In addition to serving as a primary sponsor for the series, State Farm will be the presenting sponsor for a special "Hometown Concert" episode airing July 21.

[06/09/08 - 02:41 PM]
Musical Performances from the Tony Nominated Broadway Shows "Cry-Baby," "Grease," "Gypsy," "In the Heights," "Passing Strange," "South Pacific," "Sunday in the Park with George" and "Xanadu," as Well as This Year's Musicals "A Catered Affair," "The Little Mermaid" and "Young Frankenstein," Will Be Featured on "The 62nd Annual Tony Awards(R)"
As previously announced, the ceremony will also feature special performances by Tony Award-winning musicals "Rent" and "The Lion King."

[06/09/08 - 02:26 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Starting Under" (FOX)

[06/09/08 - 02:26 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "My Own Worst Enemy" (NBC, Script)

[06/09/08 - 09:40 AM]
Gone Country's Most Beloved Housemates Return in an All New CMT Series, Outsider's Inn
The series, due on August 15, features Maureen McCormick, Bobby Brown and Carnie Wilson as they attempt to run a bed and breakfast in rural east Tennessee.

[06/09/08 - 09:39 AM]
CBS Announces the 12 Teams of Dogs and Their Owners Competing for the Title of "Greatest American Dog," Premiering Thursday, July 10, on the CBS Television Network
The last remaining team will walk away with a $250,000 cash prize and the title of GREATEST AMERICAN DOG.

[06/09/08 - 09:37 AM]
Natasha Bedingfield, Kenny Chesney, Katharine Mcphee, and Jordin Sparks Kick Off NBC's Annual 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,' Friday, July 4th (9-10 P.M. Est)
Natalie Morales and Tiki Barber will co-host the live telecast.

[06/06/08 - 04:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 6
Updates include: David Schwimmer to helm parts of HBO's "Little Britain"; Samuel L. Jackson inks first-look deal with CBS Paramount Network Television; and CMT's "Celebrity Championship Wrestling" participants are revealed.

[06/06/08 - 03:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Virgin of Akron, Ohio, The" (Lifetime)

[06/06/08 - 03:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Madness of Jane, The" (Lifetime)

[06/06/08 - 03:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Conspiracy" (Lifetime)

[06/06/08 - 03:14 PM]
CMT Announces Famous Cast of "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling"
Danny Bonaduce, Todd Bridges, ButterBean, Trishelle Cannatella, Dustin Diamond, Erin Murphy, Dennis Rodman, Frank Stallone, Tiffany and Nikki Ziering will compete to be the "Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion."

[06/06/08 - 01:51 PM]
Academy Award-Winners Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino Will Host the Western and Gangster Genres, Respectively, on Afi's 10 Top 10
The three-hour special premieres Tuesday, June 17 at 8:00/7:00c on CBS.

[06/06/08 - 01:49 PM]
On Bravo It's a Week of Finales and Winners
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, June 5.

[06/06/08 - 01:48 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, June 5, 2008 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 5.

[06/06/08 - 11:07 AM]
Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler and Julianne Hough Will Host "Cma Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on Abc
The two-hour event airs Monday, September 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/06/08 - 11:06 AM]
John Stamos ('Er') to Star in and Produce Lifetime Original Movie 'Killing MR. Kissel' (Working Title)
Robin Tunney, Gretchen Egolf and Anson Mount also star in the film, which will premiere this November.

[06/06/08 - 11:02 AM]
VH1 Classic Rock Doc 'Elton John: Me, Myself and I' Makes Its U.S. Television Premiere on VH1 Classic and Vh1, Thursday, June 12 at 9pm
The documentary will also be simulcast on Logo and MHD: Music High Definition.

[06/06/08 - 11:00 AM]
The Premiere of "Swingtown" Builds on Its "Csi" Lead-In Among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, June 5.

[06/05/08 - 10:00 PM]
Top 20 Dancers on "So You Think You Can Dance" Revealed!
FOX details this season's "So You Think You Can Dance" finalists.

[06/05/08 - 05:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 5
Updates include: Ty Burrell to be one of ABC's "Fourplay"; Gary Cole to play husband to Catherine O'Hara on "Good Behavior" for ABC; and Kerry Bishe reports for FOX's "Virtuality."

[06/05/08 - 02:41 PM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2008-2009 Season
The premieres previously announced to begin the week of Monday, August 25 will now begin Monday, September 1.

[06/05/08 - 02:39 PM]
Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-Winner Jimmy Smits Joins the Cast of Showtime's Peabody Award Winning Series Dexter
Smits will portray Miguel Prado, "an ambitious, charismatic assistant district attorney who comes from one of Miami's most politically powerful and beloved families."

[06/05/08 - 02:36 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel, Barbara Walters, Susan Lucci, Anthony Geary, Tyra Banks and Montel Williams Are Among the Scheduled Presenters for "The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," June 20 on Abc
Kimmel has been tapped to present his friend and colleague Regis Philbin the Lifetime Achievement Award.

[06/05/08 - 02:21 PM]
Film Icon Dennis Hopper to Star in Starz Entertainment and Lionsgate's Original Series "Crash"
The series, due in October, also stars Clare Carey, Luis Chavez, Ross McCall, Jocko Sims, Brian Tee, and Arlene Tur.

[06/05/08 - 02:20 PM]
TV Land's Newest Original Series "She's Got the Look" Scores Impressive Debut
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 4.

[06/05/08 - 11:33 AM]
Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group Introduces Thrilling New Mobile Game Based on the Hit Sci Fi Series "Battlestar Galactica"
The game is now available on most major wireless carriers in North America and will be available worldwide shortly.

[06/05/08 - 10:49 AM]
Gabriel Byrne, Julie Chen, Harry Connick, JR., Laurence Fishburne, Mandy Patinkin, David Hyde Pierce, Lily Tomlin and John Waters Have Been Added as Presenters on "The 62nd Annual Tony (R) Awards"
They join previously announced presenters Alec Baldwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Glenn Close, Richard Griffiths, Laura Linney, John Lithgow, Liza Minnelli, Mary-Louise Parker, Daniel Radcliffe, Brooke Shields and Marisa Tomei.

[06/05/08 - 10:48 AM]
Best Game 6 Stanley Cup Final Overnight Rating in Eight Years
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 4.

[06/05/08 - 01:31 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "True Blood" (HBO)

[06/05/08 - 01:31 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Life & Times of Tim, The" (HBO, Original Presentation)

[06/04/08 - 05:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 4
Updates include: Andre Braugher joins Ray Romano on TNT's "Men of a Certain Age"; Yara Martinez tapped for NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy"; and Terence Winter to pen the Martin Scorsese-produced "Boardwalk Empire" for HBO.

[06/04/08 - 01:43 PM]
NBC Reveals the Top 12 Acts Vying to Be Crowned the Next 'Nashville Star'
The premiere also will "feature a performance by 2008 ACM Best New Female Vocalist Taylor Swift as well as showcase highlights from the nationwide casting calls."

[06/04/08 - 01:33 PM]
Discovery Channel's the Alaska Experiment Finishes Season Strong
Plus: Les Stroud will host "The Alaska Experiment: Back from the Wild," which airs on Tuesday, June 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/04/08 - 12:31 PM]
Showtime Pledges Allegiance to the United States of Tara
The network has ordered 12 episodes of the series, from Oscar-winner Diablo Cody and starring Toni Collette and John Corbett.

[06/04/08 - 11:22 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in More Than 70% of U.S. for Its Weekday Broadcast Syndication Debut in Fall 2009
The show's weekday run has now been cleared in 24 of the top 25 markets.

[06/04/08 - 11:20 AM]
Bravo Partners with Unicef for Charity Fashion Show During "The A-List Awards"
Designers from "Project Runway" will be paired with celebrities to design dresses which will be auctioned off online.

[06/04/08 - 10:21 AM]
MTV's Made Turns 100!
To celebrate MTV is airing two episodes in primetime and then a marathon that ends with the 100th episode of the series.

[06/04/08 - 10:20 AM]
Lifetime's 'Army Wives' and Real Military Families Get Presidential Salutes from Senators John Mccain and Barack Obama
The unique 30-second messages from both Senators will air starting airing today as a build up to the show's June 8 season premiere.

[06/04/08 - 10:18 AM]
Third Season of 'Comics Unleashed' to Fight Autism
Plus: the series has been renewed in New York on WCBS, Los Angeles on KABC, and in Chicago on WCIU for Fall 2008 and Fall 2009.

[06/04/08 - 10:14 AM]
No Workplace Is Safe When TLC Premieres the Singing Office
Joey Fatone and Mel B. host the series, which was originally developed at CBS (with Alan Thicke as host).

[06/04/08 - 01:55 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Worst Week" (CBS)

[06/04/08 - 01:55 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Two Families" (FOX)

[06/03/08 - 04:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 3
Updates include: Sprague Grayden and Tony Hale land multiple roles this fall; "The Simpsons" cast is on track to sign four-year deals; and Billy Zane joins ABC's "Finnegan."

[06/03/08 - 04:31 PM]
'Inside the NFL' Touches Down at Showtime
The show will be produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films and will premiere on Wednesday, September 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/03/08 - 04:24 PM]
Jo De La Rosa Leaves Orange County Behind to Find Romance in Bravo's New Dating Competition Series, 'Date My Ex: Jo & Slade,' Premiering Monday, July 21 at 10 PM ET/PT
De La Rosa will "go on a series of dates that have been set up by her close friends" with the twist being the men must also live with her ex, Slade Smiley.







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[05/06/16 - 11:21 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer For Its Hit Drama "Ray Donovan"
The season will premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 9:00/8:00c on-air, on demand and over the internet.

[05/06/16 - 11:01 AM]
AMC Shifts "Feed the Beast" Premiere to the Night of Sunday, June 5th, Following "Preacher"
The series will then settle into its previously announced time period - Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c - on June 7.

[05/06/16 - 10:58 AM]
Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon Set to Star in National Geographic Channel's Two-Hour Scripted Movie "Killing Reagan"
The director will be Rod Lurie, a self-professed political junkie, with a script written by Eric Simonson, an Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, Short Subject.

[05/06/16 - 10:32 AM]
USA Network's Hit Drama "Suits" Returns for Season 6 Wednesday, July 13 at 9/8c
The Universal Cable Productions series will be the lead-in to the previously announced second season of the Golden Globe(R) award-winning series "Mr. Robot."

[05/06/16 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Renews "Criminal Minds" for the 2016-2017 Season
In its 11th season, the series is a top 10 drama in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

[05/06/16 - 09:32 AM]
"The Dunk King" Set to Premiere Wednesday, May 18 Following TNT's Exclusive Coverage of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals
Terrence J and Kenny Smith host the show with judges including NBA on TNT analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Brent Barry.

[05/06/16 - 09:31 AM]
Brooklyn BBQ Expert Shannon Ambrosio Brings His Pit Master Skills Down South in "Big Bad BBQ Brawl"
The four-episode series launches Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00/9:00c on Cooking Channel.

[05/06/16 - 09:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Big Bang Theory"
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/06/16 - 09:24 AM]
EPIX Acquires Hard-Hitting Breakout Sundance Film Festival Documentary "Under the Gun"
The feature length documentary, which received significant praise and attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX and across all EPIX platforms on May 15.

[05/06/16 - 08:49 AM]
Justice Is Served Thursday Nights on Animal Planet with New Series "Lone Star Law" and Returning Series "North Woods Law"
Maine's "North Woods Law" returns for an all-new season with 11 episodes full of unexpected twists and shakeups.

[05/06/16 - 07:00 AM]
Multi-Platinum Recording Artists Fifth Harmony to Perform Their Smash Hit "Work from Home" at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Fifth Harmony join previously announced musical performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Britney Spears and collaborations with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.

[05/05/16 - 03:52 PM]
Just in Time for Mother's Day BET Networks Announces More Casting News for Its "New Edition: The Movie" Miniseries
La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson and Sandi McCree are among the latest additions.

[05/05/16 - 03:07 PM]
CBS Moves Up "New I Love Lucy Superstar Special" to Friday, May 20
The network's latest newly-colorized special was originally slated for Sunday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.