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[07/16/08 - 11:19 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas" (ABC, Script)

[07/16/08 - 08:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 16
Updates include: William Petersen to exit "CSI" as regular; Zach Braff also on track to depart "Scrubs"; and Amy Poehler is in talks to topline NBC's no-longer-"The Office"-spin-off.

[07/16/08 - 01:56 PM]
ABC Family Launches a New Original Online Series with Grammy-Nominated Band Plain White T'S
The series will launch on Wednesday, July 30 with new webisodes streaming every Wednesday through October.

[07/16/08 - 01:28 PM]
Discover the Music You Hear on MTV with SoundtracK.MTV.com, the First Ever Interactive Music Guide for Television
"TV is a great place to find music, and now, unlike anything else out there, Soundtrack.mtv.com offers a pure, unobstructed road to discovery," said MTVN chief Brian Graden.

[07/16/08 - 01:26 PM]
BET Networks Continues Its Extensive Election Year Political Coverage with Comprehensive Plans for the Democratic and Republican Conventions
Plus: BET News will unveil a new and timely weekly talk show, THE TRUTH WITH JEFF JOHNSON, premiering on Friday, August 15.

[07/16/08 - 01:24 PM]
Bret Michaels Takes His Hit Show on the Road for Another Try at Love as VH1 Announces 'Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels'
This season will feature "all-new ladies vying for Bret's affection while traveling across America following Bret on a month-long tour."

[07/16/08 - 01:21 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 15, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 15.

[07/16/08 - 01:20 PM]
The 42nd Annual Cma Awards Will Air Live November 12 on Abc
The annual event recognizes and celebrates "the best and brightest performers, songwriters, record producers and music video directors."

[07/16/08 - 01:19 PM]
Katie Holmes Guest Stars on ABC's "Eli Stone"
Plus: Jason George is upped to series regular.

[07/16/08 - 01:17 PM]
NBC Announces Talent Roster for Beijing Olympics - 106 Commentators in All
The lineup is led by 19-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, returning for his seventh Olympics as primetime host.

[07/16/08 - 01:15 PM]
Rock Legend Gene Simmons Passes Judgment on "Jingles," a New Reality Competition Series Currently in Production for CBS
Plus: Kimberly Caldwell will host the series, due later this year.

[07/16/08 - 01:14 PM]
Bravo Reveals the 13 Designers Set to Compete on "Top Design," Premiering on Wednesday, September 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
Season one of "Top Design" was Bravo's highest new series premiere ever.

[07/16/08 - 01:12 PM]
CBS Program Advisory for Sunday, July 27
The Eye confirms our report about "Jingles" being rescheduled for broadcast at a later date.

[07/16/08 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates
The Alphabet's fall lineup will roll out between September 19 and October 14.

[07/16/08 - 08:49 AM]
Jennifer Coolidge Guest Stars on the Closer
She'll play Angie Serabian, "a none-too-bright woman married to the rich owner of a car dealership who winds up ensnared in an undercover sting operation."

[07/16/08 - 08:27 AM]
ABC Unplugs 'Dance Machine,' CBS Postpones 'Jingles'
Repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" will instead fill the Friday, 8:00/7:00c hour on the Alphabet.

[07/16/08 - 08:25 AM]
TLC's "Take Home Nanny" Brings Peace Back Into Your Home
The new hour-long show premieres on July 21 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/16/08 - 08:06 AM]
Jason Alexander Calls the Shots on "'Til Death"
The third season of 'TIL DEATH premieres Wednesday, September 10.

[07/15/08 - 07:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 15
Updates include: Mark Feuerstein to topline USA's "Royal Pains"; The CW's "Valentine, Inc." names first cast members; and Kristin Dattilo to recur on Showtime's "Dexter."

[07/15/08 - 04:57 PM]
Brett Weitz Joins TNT as Vice President of Series Development
Weitz comes to TNT from 20th Century Fox Television, where he served as vice president of creative affairs for the fox21 Studios division.

[07/15/08 - 04:57 PM]
Queen Bees and the N's Student Body Earn 'Buzz'-Worthy Ratings for Teen-Targeted the N
The N spins the numbers for Friday, July 11.

[07/15/08 - 04:56 PM]
Emmy Award Winning Journalist Rita Cosby Joins Inside Edition as a Special Correspondent
"I am thrilled to join such a well-established and popular show with a rich history of investigative reporting," Cosby said.

[07/15/08 - 04:55 PM]
Biggest Presence Ever for the BBC at Comic-Con 2008
"Spaced," "Doctor Who," "Torchwood" and "Primeval" will be among the featured panels.

[07/15/08 - 12:40 PM]
TNT's the Closer Scores as Ad-Supported Cable's #1 Series Telecast for the Year-To-Date, with More Than 7.8 Million Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, July 14.

[07/15/08 - 12:30 PM]
BET Networks and Marvel Animation Unveil 'The Black Panther'
Casting is already underway for the series that is slated to premiere in the first quarter of 2009.

[07/15/08 - 12:29 PM]
What's the Key to Getting Drunk Faster? Is the Death Touch for Real? You'Ve Got Questions? We'Ve Got 'ManswerS.'
The second season of Spike TV's "MANswers" is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 17 at 11:00/10:00c.

[07/15/08 - 12:28 PM]
Exclusive and Special Edition Merchandise from NBC's Hit Shows Available Only at the 2008 Comic-Con and the NBC Universal Online Store
Pre-orders have already begun, and NBC's online store is offering only limited quantities of special edition products.

[07/15/08 - 12:27 PM]
Oxygen Has Most Watched Week Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/08 - 12:25 PM]
'Talent' and 'Baby Borrowers' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of July 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/08 - 12:23 PM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the Sixth Time in Seven Weeks This Summer
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/08 - 12:22 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 7, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/08 - 09:53 AM]
FX Picks-Up New Comedy Series "Testees" (Working Titlee)
Kenny Hotz hosts the series, which will follow "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" starting October 9.

[07/15/08 - 09:51 AM]
FX President and General Manager John Landgraf Makes Key Programming and Casting Announcements at FX Presentation at TCA Summer Tour in Beverly Hills
FX will order 19 additional episodes of NIP/TUCK plus 39 more episodes of IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.

[07/15/08 - 09:13 AM]
CMT.com Seeks the Best Unsigned Acts with the Return of "Music City Madness" on July 15
Plus: The online contest will again be featured in a half-hour CMT special, MUSIC CITY MADNESS - THE ROAD TO CMT.

[07/15/08 - 12:33 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cleaner, The" (A&E)

[07/14/08 - 07:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 14
Updates include: Greg Berlanti inks megadeal with ABC Studios; recasting bug hits CBS's "Gary Unmarried"; and "Prison Break: Cherry Hill" remains in the works.

[07/14/08 - 04:54 PM]
The Real World: Hollywood Season Finale Surges Impressive +63% Among P12-34 Over Last Season and Takes #1 Spot in Its Time Period
MTV spins the numbers for "The Real World's" season to date.

[07/14/08 - 04:53 PM]
John Stamos Named Roast Master the "Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget" to Tape on Sunday, August 3
Plus: This year's roasters include Susie Essman, Greg Giraldo, Artie Lange, Tracy Morgan and Jeffrey Ross.

[07/14/08 - 04:51 PM]
Lost in Spaced Sunday on BBC America
To celebrate the show's release on DVD, BBC America will air a six-episode marathon on Sunday, July 20.

[07/14/08 - 04:50 PM]
It's Not as Simple as Boy Meets Girl in Multi-Award Winning, Uk Hit Comedy, Gavin & Stacey
UK seasons one and two will air together as one season of 13 episodes on BBC America, starting August 26.

[07/14/08 - 04:43 PM]
Showtime Networks and the Weinstein Company Sign Exclusive Long-Term Output Deal
The new output deal is effective with TWC's 2009 release schedule and includes such films as Rob Marshall's "Nine" and Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards."

[07/14/08 - 04:42 PM]
Burn Notice Season Starter Sizzles
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, July 10.

[07/14/08 - 04:41 PM]
America's Got Talent NBC's #1 Show of the Summer Is Back in Atlanta and Dallas to Search for the Next Sensational Variety Act on Tuesday, July 15
The Peacock details tomorrow night's installment of the summer series.

[07/14/08 - 04:41 PM]
The Premiere of "Flashpoint" Is Friday's Number One Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Friday, July 11.

[07/14/08 - 04:40 PM]
New Title Is "Gary Unmarried," But Jay More Married
The Eye confirms the Jay Mohr-led comedy's new moniker.

[07/14/08 - 04:34 PM]
Christina Ricci to Guest-Star on TNT's Provocative Drama Saving Grace for Three-Episode Arc
Ricci will play a young detective who temporarily partners with Grace.

[07/14/08 - 04:33 PM]
Pop Icon Mariah Carey to Perform at "Teen Choice 2008" Monday, August 4, on Fox
Sophia Bush, Josh Holloway, Ryan Sheckler and Steve Carell are also set to appear.

[07/14/08 - 04:33 PM]
Funny Foursome Joins "MadTV" for 14th Season Premiering SepT. 13 on Fox
The newcomers include Erica Ash, Matt Braunger, Eric Price and Lauren Pritchard.

[07/14/08 - 04:32 PM]
Hank Is "King of the Hill" as the Series Reaches Its 250th Milestone Episode
Said installment, "Serves Me Right for Giving General George S. Patton the Bathroom Key," will air in May 2009.

[07/14/08 - 04:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Kevin Michael Richardson Join "The Cleveland Show" on Fox
The trio join Mike Henry, who's reprising his "Family Guy" role of everyone's favorite soft-spoken neighbor Cleveland Brown.







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[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.

[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
"60 Minutes" and "Big Brother 16" are the most-watched programs in said categories.

[07/28/14 - 08:27 AM]
USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal Drama "Colony"
The project is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.