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[06/16/08 - 05:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 16
Updates include: Janel Moloney and Jodelle Ferland book lead roles on ABC's "Atlas"; Jason Bateman inks a first-look deal with 20th; and Sony signs on to distribute Oprah Winfrey's latest syndicated effort.

[06/16/08 - 03:29 PM]
Battlestar Galactica's Mid-Season Finale Leads Sci Fi to Double-Digit Ratings Gains
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Friday, June 13.

[06/16/08 - 03:27 PM]
Sci Fi's 'Visions for Tomorrow' Announces 'Top Things to Read, Watch, and Do to Save the World' Online Poll Results
"Firefly," "Battlestar Galactica," "The X-Files," "Heroes," "Stargate: SG-1," "Doctor Who" and "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" are among the TV selections.

[06/16/08 - 03:25 PM]
BET's 'Baldwin Hills' Returns with Fresh Faces and New Drama
A teaser will air Tuesday, June 24 after BET AWARDS '08, followed by the official series premiere on Tuesday, July 8.

[06/16/08 - 03:17 PM]
AMC's Original Programming Momentum Continues with Two New Series in Development
"Ice" is a dramatic series about diamond dealers in New York City while "Carter Beats the Devil" is a fictional account of U.S. President Harding's mysterious death.

[06/16/08 - 03:02 PM]
Quick Take for Sunday, June 15, 2008 (Fast National Program and Fast Affiliate Time Period - Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/16/08 - 02:02 PM]
Emeril Lagasse Shares Philosophy for Fresh Foods with New Series, Emeril Green
The new Planet Green series will air Monday through Thursday at 8 and 8:30 PM (ET/PT) beginning Monday, July 14.

[06/16/08 - 01:58 PM]
William Hurt Joins the Cast of Damamges
Plus: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne and Tate Donovan will all return for season two.

[06/16/08 - 01:26 PM]
Lifetime Television's "Army Wives" Marches to Another Record - and the Season Is Only Two Weeks Old!
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/16/08 - 01:25 PM]
D.B. Sweeney, Nick Tarabay and Michael Fairman Join Ensemble Cast of Starz Entertainment and Lionsgate's Co-Production of Original Series "Crash"
Sweeney plays Peter Emory, "a successful pre-bust real estate developer, living in Brentwood with Christine (Clare Carey), his frustrated wife, and their teenage daughter."

[06/16/08 - 01:05 PM]
Rocky Carroll Joins the Cast of Ncis
His character, NCIS Director Leon Vance, has been upped to series regular.

[06/16/08 - 01:04 PM]
Jamie Kennedy Joins the Cast of "Ghost Whisperer" as a Series Regular
He'll play Eli, "a graduate student in psychology at the local university who forms a bond with Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt)."

[06/16/08 - 01:03 PM]
Primetime U.S. Open Earns Best Sunday Overnight in Six Years and Third Best in Open History
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/16/08 - 01:03 PM]
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards Posts 5% Increase in Households and Holds Even in Viewers and Adults 25-54 Versus Last Year's Broadcast
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[06/16/08 - 11:15 AM]
ABC Announces Expanded Prize Package for Winner of "High School Musical: Get in the Picture"
Plus: Look for a five-minute "sneak peek" of the series during ABC's broadcast of "Camp Rock" on Saturday, June 21.

[06/16/08 - 11:14 AM]
Corie Henson Named Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment
In her new position, Henson will develop alternative series as well as oversee current production and specials for ABC Entertainment.

[06/16/08 - 09:58 AM]
'Living Proof,' Lifetime Television's Marquee Original Movie Starring Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award Winner Harry Connick, JR. Adds Star-Studded Lineup to Cast
Amanda Bynes, Angie Harmon, Swoosie Kurtz, Bernadette Peters, Jennifer Coolidge, Regina King, Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey, Paula Cale and Trudie Styler are sign onto the telefilm, due in October.

[06/16/08 - 08:51 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: The Tour" Embarks on 20-City Promotional Tour Beginning SaT., June 21, 2008
In each city, select "Top Chef" chef'testants will host four live interactive shows, three for fans in attendance and one private show for cable affiliate partners over one or two days.

[06/16/08 - 08:07 AM]
NBC's 'Top Gear' Buckles Up Its Hosts for High-Octane Pilot from BBC Worldwide America Based on International Hit Franchise
Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust and Eric Stromer are tapped for the U.K. import.

[06/16/08 - 12:23 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Weeds" (Showtime, Season Four)

[06/16/08 - 12:23 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" (Showtime)

[06/16/08 - 12:21 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Middleman, The" (ABC Family)

[06/13/08 - 10:00 PM]
CMT's "Can You Duet" Announces Winners of the Search for Country's Next Great Duo
CMT details the winners of "Can You Duet."

[06/13/08 - 05:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 13
Updates include: Aziz Ansari the first to board NBC's "The Office" spin-off; John Wells to visit the "LAPD" after "ER"; and behind-the-scenes struggles hit FOX's "Sit Down, Shut Up."

[06/13/08 - 04:11 PM]
London Calling for "Bones"
Cast and producers from "Bones" have crossed the pond to shoot in London this month, the first time the series has shot at an international location or outside Southern California.

[06/13/08 - 04:07 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Outnumbered" (FOX)

[06/13/08 - 04:07 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "More Things Change, The" (ABC)

[06/13/08 - 03:36 PM]
Bravo's First Ever Awards Show "The A-List Awards" Delivers Over One Million Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, June 12.

[06/13/08 - 03:04 PM]
'Celebrity Circus' Turns Up the Heat as Christopher Knight Lights Himself on Fire in Exciting Week Two of NBC Summer Reality Sensation June 18 (9:30-11 P.m Et)
Plus: NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 11.

[06/13/08 - 03:03 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, June 12, 2008 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 12.

[06/13/08 - 02:35 PM]
NBC Moves Premiere of 'Celebrity Family Feud' Up One Week to Tuesday, June 24 (8-9 PM Et)
The opener will showcase the families of Ice T, Joan Rivers, Raven-Symone and Wayne Newton.

[06/13/08 - 02:34 PM]
Classic Cars and Timeless Episodes in the U.S. Premiere of Top Gear's Sixth Season
The network had previously aired only seasons 8-10.

[06/13/08 - 02:32 PM]
BBC America's Not Going Out Returns Only Two Weeks After Season One Finale
Look for season two on Tuesday, July 8, 8:40 p.m. ET/PT.

[06/12/08 - 10:00 PM]
Rayven Armijo and Jamie Bayard Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[06/12/08 - 05:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 12
Updates include: "Dirty Sexy Money" creator Craig Wright inks deal with ABC Studios; plus Will McCormack and Eric Christian Olsen land arcs on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters."

[06/12/08 - 03:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Spaced" (FOX)

[06/12/08 - 03:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Kings" (NBC, Script)

[06/12/08 - 03:13 PM]
She's Got the Look Continues to Build Momentum, Scoring Double Digit Gains Across Key Demos Over Last Week's Premiere
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 11.

[06/12/08 - 02:57 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef" Finale Is Most Watched Cable Telecast of the Day in A18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11.

[06/12/08 - 02:00 PM]
A&E Premieres 'Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal'
Medium Chip Coffey and renowned psychologist and Columbia University professor Dr. Lisa Miller star in the series, which premieres Monday, June 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/12/08 - 01:42 PM]
Project Runway Returns on Bravo WeD., July 16 at a New Time - 9 PM ET/PT
Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn will all return for the show's Bravo swan song.

[06/12/08 - 01:14 PM]
CityTV Announces Fall 2008 - 2009 Programming Schedule
The Canadian broadcaster notes VH1's "Rock of Love" will be back for season three while apparently FOX's "Outnumbered" and The CW's "F.A.T. City" are a go for midseason.

[06/12/08 - 10:15 AM]
Brad Garrett Looks for Love Online
Sony Pictures Television is behind the online series, which will premiere this fall on Crackle.com, YouTube, AOL Video, Hulu and other portals.

[06/12/08 - 12:03 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "My Boys" (TBS, Season Two)

[06/12/08 - 12:03 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Bill Engvall Show, The" (TBS, Season Two)

[06/11/08 - 11:10 PM]
Live at the "Battlestar Galactica" Midseason Finale Premiere

[06/11/08 - 05:52 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 11
Updates include: Sarah Paulson named the female lead on ABC's "Cupid" revival; Sharon Lawrence visits ABC's "Motor City"; and Seth Green is set to stop by NBC's "My Name Is Earl."

[06/11/08 - 04:36 PM]
Trace Adkins Performs His Multi-Week Number One Hit "You'Re Gonna Miss This" with the "Nashville Star" Contestants in Week Two of the Competition Monday, June 16
Plus: NBC spins the numbers for Monday, June 9.

[06/11/08 - 04:35 PM]
NBC's Life: Season One Arrives on DVD September 2, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Among the set's extras: deleted scenes, audio commentary and a gag reel.

[06/11/08 - 04:33 PM]
The Office: Season Four Arrives on DVD September 2, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Extras include deleted scenes, a gag reel, outtakes and commentaries with the cast and crew.







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[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres
New seasons of "For Better or Worse," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "If Loving You is Wrong" will kick things off in September.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Announces New Series "Hollywood Teen Medium" (Working Title)
Following the life of 19-year old Tyler Henry, the series explores the world of this self-proclaimed clairvoyant medium as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Executive Team to Remain with Late-Night Flagship Franchise
"Steve, Jen, Tim, Jill and Adam have been key architects of 'The Daily Show's' success, and we are excited that they will continue at the core of the creative team working with Trevor Noah as the show evolves," said Michele Ganeless.

[07/29/15 - 10:29 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Season Premiere This Mon., Aug. 3 at 11 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The season premiere of the 30-minute show will feature NBC Sports Group's Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, hosts of The 2 Robbies "Football" Show on NBC Sports Radio, as they preview the 2015-16 season.

[07/29/15 - 10:08 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming, Aug. 10
The network's programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative with public service announcements and on-air promotional attention, kicking off Wednesday, July 29.

[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The feature-length documentary debuts Monday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3).

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.

[07/29/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: "Zoo" on CBS rises to match its series high among adults 18-49.

[07/29/15 - 08:20 AM]
Animal Planet Statement Re: Kipenzi the Giraffe
"Like our friends and fellow animal lovers at the Dallas Zoo and around the world, Animal Planet is completely heartbroken after learning of the tragic news of Kipenzi's death."

[07/29/15 - 07:43 AM]
HGTV Delivers Its Highest-Rated July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/29/15 - 07:35 AM]
truTV Announces Fall Lineup, Including Highly Anticipated "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street" and First-Ever "Impractical Jokers LIVE Punishment Special" Hosted by Howie Mandel
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick and Julianne Moore are among those featured in the new season of the former.

[07/29/15 - 07:16 AM]
Video: "Kendra on Top" Supertease - Season Four Premieres Friday, August 21 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
The series will move to its regularly scheduled timeslot Fridays at 9:00/8:00c on WE tv, beginning with the second episode.