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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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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.