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[05/18/09 - 08:02 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: FOX's Returning Series Descriptions
Timm Sharp in, J.B. Smoove out on "'Til Death"; details about "24's" new season; and various behind-the-scenes changes.

[05/18/09 - 07:56 PM]
Oops: ABC Accidentally Spills New Show Homes
"Flash Forward" is primed for Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c while five new shows are set for Wednesday nights.

[05/18/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 18
Updates include: CBS mulls picking up "Medium" from NBC; Drew Carey inks a first-look deal with CBS Television Studios; and HBO orders a new animated series from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

[05/18/09 - 05:59 PM]
Law & Order Reports for Record Season
NBC is set to announce the 16-episode pickup tomorrow as part of its 2009-10 season schedule announcement.

[05/18/09 - 02:31 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Fox
Updates include: details on "Alive Air"; the fates of "Terminator" and other series; World Series scheduling changes and more!

[05/18/09 - 02:28 PM]
FOX 2009/2010 Preview: Upfront Trailers
Watch trailers for all of FOX's new series!

[05/18/09 - 02:13 PM]
Meredith and We TV Team Up on Cross Media Promotion
Under the agreement, Meredith titles will feature in-book editorial coverage and online promotions of WE tv original series.

[05/18/09 - 02:12 PM]
G4 Presents Hilarious New Series "The International Sexy Ladies Show" Premiering June 7
The show's featured comedians and pop-culture experts include Doug Benson, Steve Byrne, John Caparulo, Mitch Fatel, Jo Koy, Sherrod Small and Alex Zane.

[05/18/09 - 01:33 PM]
The Singing Bee Has Gone Country with All-New Episodes Premiering on Cmt
Melissa Peterman will host the show's cable incarnation, which launches Saturday, June 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/18/09 - 01:03 PM]
TNT's Magic/Celtics Game #7 Is Most Watched Second Round Nba Playoffs Game in Cable History
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/18/09 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Wins the Final 5 Sundays of the 2008-09 TV Season in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/18/09 - 10:39 AM]
ABC Hosts Annual Block Party at Cma Music Festival in Nashville
The festival will be taped for a summer special, "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," airing Monday, August 31.

[05/18/09 - 10:38 AM]
The Two-Hour Season Finale of "Survivor: Tocantins" Places First in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/18/09 - 10:08 AM]
Samantha Not Making the Cut After All
The series went into the weekend with high hopes to return after producers agreed to slash the show's budget.

[05/18/09 - 09:27 AM]
CBS Confirms Six Newcomers
The Jenna Elfman-led comedy "Accidentally on Purpose" and the reality entry "Undercover Boss" are among the latest pickups.

[05/18/09 - 08:47 AM]
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to Present an Exclusive Clip of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' at the '2009 MTV Movie Awards'
Plus: Sandra Bullock, Dwayne Johnson, Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Thomas Lennon, Danny McBride and Sofia Vassilieva are added as presenters.

[05/18/09 - 08:31 AM]
FOX 08/09 Season Highlights
FOX spins the numbers for the 2008-09 season to date.

[05/18/09 - 08:17 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2009-2010 Season
It's here: FOX announces its full 2009-10 season plans!

[05/18/09 - 07:39 AM]
Jon Gruden Joins ESPN's Monday Night Football
Gruden replaces Tony Kornheiser, who has decided to step down after three years in the "MNF" booth.

[05/18/09 - 06:54 AM]
Columbia Records and Twentieth Century FOX Television Partner to Present Music from New FOX Series "Glee"
Cast performances of "Rehab" and "Don't Stop Believin'" will be available for purchase on iTunes starting May 19 and throughout the summer leading up to the show's premiere.

[05/18/09 - 06:52 AM]
MTV Chronicles the Challenges of Teen Pregnancy in '16 & Pregnant' Premiering on Thursday, June 11th at 10pm ET/PT
The six-week series will "take an intimate look inside the lives of pregnant teenagers as they face the challenges that come with being a young parent."

[05/18/09 - 06:16 AM]
FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century FOX Television Team Up with Aniboom to Find the Next Classic Primetime Animated Holiday Special
The contest "invites talented, creative up-and-coming animators worldwide to enter their original holiday-inspired animated shorts for the opportunity to win cash prizes and a FOX development deal."

[05/17/09 - 03:51 PM]
NBC Makes "Chuck" Renewal Official
The Peacock and studio Warner Bros. Television have reached a deal to give "Chuck" a 13-episode third season.

[05/17/09 - 03:42 PM]
CBS to Keep "Case," "Rules"; Adds Two More Dramas
Drama pilots "Miami Trauma" and "U.S. Attorney" have been approved to start making staffing offers.

[05/16/09 - 05:01 PM]
Hawley: "The Unusuals" Will Not Be Back
"Friends, just heard 'The Unusuals' will not be back for a second season," the creator said via his Twitter account.

[05/16/09 - 03:24 PM]
Cbs, the CW Begin Staffing Dramas
"Three Rivers," "The Good Wife" and the "NCIS" spin-off appear to be a go at CBS, as do "Melrose Place" and "Vampire Diaries" at The CW.

[05/16/09 - 01:39 PM]
Bones, "House" Back at Fox
The pair will join fellow dramas "24," "Dollhouse," "Fringe" and "Lie to Me" as part of FOX's 2009-10 returning class.

[05/16/09 - 11:20 AM]
Nearly 9 Million Viewers Watch "Farrah's Story" on Nbc
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 15.

[05/16/09 - 08:52 AM]
Interview: "The Bachelorette" Star Jillian Harris

[05/15/09 - 10:53 PM]
ABC Renews "True Beauty," Adds Four Newcomers
Comedies "Awesome Hank" and "The Middle" and dramas "Eastwick" and "The Forgotten" got the go ahead on Friday evening.

[05/15/09 - 08:20 PM]
FOX to Keep "Dollhouse," "Dance" Open This Fall
Both renewals put what will likely be the final pieces into the puzzle that is FOX's fall schedule, due on Monday.

[05/15/09 - 06:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 15
Updates include: Tom Shelly to join Matt Kunitz, Anthony Dominici and Charlie Walk at Endemol USA.

[05/15/09 - 06:04 PM]
Castle, "Scrubs" and "Ted" Make ABC's 2009-10 Cut
Plus: the Alphabet is moving forward with its pilots "Happy Town," "Cougar Town" and "The Associates."

[05/15/09 - 03:01 PM]
NBC Renews 'Last Call with Carson Daly' for the 2009-2010 Season
"I really feel grateful. Being able to continue my show with NBC for its 9th season is just incredible," said Daly.

[05/15/09 - 02:49 PM]
Lakers/Rockets Game 6 - ESPN's Most-Viewed Basketball Telecast Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 14.

[05/15/09 - 02:28 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City" Posts Highest Rated Season Ever Culminating with Almost Four Million Viewers for Its Two-Part Reunion Special
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 12-Thursday, May 14.

[05/15/09 - 12:54 PM]
ABC to Revisit "Motherhood" in June
The news marks the latest summer burn off by the Alphabet.

[05/15/09 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Wins Its 4th Consecutive Thursday Night of the 2009 May Sweep in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 14.

[05/15/09 - 11:20 AM]
Brothers to Join FOX Family
The pickup gives the network one new comedy in each half-hour format: multi ("Brothers"), single ("Sons of Tucson") and animated ("The Cleveland Show").

[05/14/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 14
Updates include: Cincinnati Bengals set for HBO's "Hard Knocks"; Kristin Cavallari to join MTV's "The Hills"; and ABC Studios look to revive "Reaper" in syndication.

[05/14/09 - 04:54 PM]
Interview: "The Jay Leno Show" Host Jay Leno

[05/14/09 - 01:46 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Locks in the Laughs with Its 2009-2010 Development Slate and Greenlights Animated Series "Ugly Americans"
Said slate includes projects from Jamie Foxx, Ron White, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Ice Cube and The Sklar Brothers.

[05/14/09 - 11:10 AM]
FOX Adds "Past Life"; ABC Likely to Keep "Scrubs," "Samantha"
The newcomer joins previous pickups "Human Target," "Sons of Tucson," "Glee" and "The Cleveland Show."

[05/14/09 - 11:08 AM]
Neil Patrick Harris to Host "The 63rd Annual Tony(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York, Sunday, June 7 on the CBS Television Network
"The discipline of live theater - doing the same perfect thing night after night, eight times a week - never ceases to amaze me," said Neil Patrick Harris.

[05/14/09 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 to FOX on Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 13.

[05/14/09 - 09:25 AM]
Veteran Hit Series "What Not to Wear" Returns with All New Episodes on Tlc
"Blossom" star Mayim Bialik will be featured in the show's season premiere airing Friday, May 29.

[05/14/09 - 08:56 AM]
SpikE.com and 'Jesse James Is a Dead Man' Present 'Demolition Death Race'
The online racing game is designed to promote the show's premiere on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/14/09 - 08:13 AM]
Nickelodeon to Launch New Cg Animated Kung Fu Panda: The Series from Dreamworks Animation Skg
The pair's "The Penguins of Madagascar" ranked as the most-watched series premiere in the network's history.

[05/14/09 - 07:56 AM]
Food Network Greenlights a New Season of Dinner: Impossible
13 new episodes are in production for an August premiere.

[05/13/09 - 10:01 PM]
Kris Allen and Adam Lambert to Battle for "American Idol" Crown Tuesday, May 19, on Fox
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.







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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.