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[05/19/09 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 19
Updates include: Twentieth Television clears "The Unit's" off-network run on stations covering 56% of the country.

[05/19/09 - 03:34 PM]
The CW Nixes Bubble Series
Comedies "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" as well as dramas "Privileged" and "Reaper" won't be back next season.

[05/19/09 - 02:21 PM]
Animal Planet's 'River Monsters' Hooks Record Viewership to Become Best-Performing Series in Network History
Plus: season two will go into production this summer, with a projected launch date in the spring of 2010.

[05/19/09 - 01:57 PM]
Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures Continues the Hunt for Spirits at Haunted Locations
The new season of the series launches Friday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/19/09 - 12:54 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: ABC & Nbc
Updates include: the "Earl," "Medium" cancellation fallout begins; "Surviving Suburbia" still alive; and ABC eyes additional midseason options.

[05/19/09 - 12:44 PM]
MsNBC's "Lockup" Premieres 12 Brand New Episodes - Starting May 25
In the first six episodes, MSNBC cameras go inside Indiana State Penitentiary, a maximum-security adult prison.

[05/19/09 - 12:43 PM]
Chiller Unveils Programming Slate for June 2009
The month's offerings include U.K. imports "Spine Chillers" and "Strange," both in their original formats.

[05/19/09 - 12:42 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Was the Night's #1 Program in Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54 on Saturday, May 16
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, May 16.

[05/19/09 - 12:40 PM]
CBS Wins Its 11th Consecutive Week in Viewers, the Final Full Week of the 2008-2009 Television Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 11-17.

[05/19/09 - 12:37 PM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 for the Week in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 11-17.

[05/19/09 - 12:36 PM]
Cbs, CW Set Returning, Freshman Classes
The Eye renews "Cold Case," "NUMB3RS," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Rules of Engagement" and "Gary Unmarried" while The CW orders "Melrose Place," "Vampire Diaries" and "Beautiful Life."

[05/19/09 - 12:10 PM]
ABC 2009/2010 Preview: Upfront Trailers
Watch trailers for all of ABC's new series!

[05/19/09 - 12:09 PM]
CBS and NFL Reach Agreement on Two-Year Extension of Broadcast Rights to the American Football Conference Through 2013-14 Season
The two-year extension agreement runs includes Super Bowl XLVII in the first year of the new agreement.

[05/19/09 - 12:08 PM]
Season Finales Lead CBS to a Demo Win on the Final Monday of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, May 18.

[05/19/09 - 12:02 PM]
'Biggest Loser' Finale Paces NBC's Primetime Week of May 11-17
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 11-17.

[05/19/09 - 10:06 AM]
Lifetime Television Picks Up Sherri Shepherd Comedy
The program, to be produced in New York by Lifetime Studios, marks the first comedy series ever to be wholly owned by Lifetime.

[05/19/09 - 09:38 AM]
Season Two of the A&E Hit Scripted Drama "The Cleaner" Premieres on Tuesday, June 23 at 10pm ET/PT
Mia Kirshner, Rebecca Gayheart, Shirley Jones, Christine Lahti and Lori Petty are among the guest stars set for the new season.

[05/19/09 - 09:24 AM]
BET Announces New Reality Show Spin Off Frankie & Neffe
The series, due on August 25, chronicles the lives of the mother and sister of R&B singer Keyshia Cole.

[05/19/09 - 09:16 AM]
Oxygen Introduces Nearly 3,000 Lbs of Shaking and Rattling Rolls with 'Dance Your Ass Off: The Weight Is Over' Casting Special Premiering Tuesday, June 16 at 11pm ET/PT
The 10 one-hour episode series launches on Monday, June 29th at 10PM ET/PT with a "plus-sized" 90-minute premiere.

[05/19/09 - 08:40 AM]
Unit Out at Cbs, "House Rules" Staffing
CBS has pulled the plug on its Sunday drama "The Unit."

[05/19/09 - 08:00 AM]
NBC Announces 2009-2010 Primetime Schedule Bolstered by More Original Programming Than Ever Before
It's here: NBC announces its 2009-10 season plans!

[05/19/09 - 07:31 AM]
NBC Renews Popular Action-Comedy 'Chuck' for the 2009-2010 Season with Subway as Major Sponsor
"This innovative partnership is a perfect example of the effectiveness of the NBC Infront," said the network's Ben Silverman.

[05/19/09 - 06:01 AM]
MylifetimE.com to Feature Exclusive Webisodes Highlighting Real-Life Army Homecomings as Network Gears Up for June 7 Premiere of Cable's Top-Rated Women's Drama Series 'Army Wives'
Each tribute was shot on location at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base in Texas and features wives whose husbands have been deployed for 15 months in Iraq.

[05/19/09 - 04:53 AM]
ABC Unveils 2009-10 Primetime Schedule
It's here: ABC announces its 2009-10 season plans!

[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.







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[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
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