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[05/28/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 28
Updates include: Freddie Prinze Jr. books a role on FOX's "24"; Shed Media to produce NBC's "The Marriage Ref"; and networks begin recasting their newcomers.

[05/28/09 - 03:35 PM]
Sci Fi's New Original Series 'Warehouse 13' Enlists Guest Stars Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan, Mark Sheppard, Joe Flanigan, James Naughton, Roger Rees, Ivan Sergei, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra and Niall Matter
The series will premiere Tuesday, July 7 with the two-hour pilot from 9 - 11PM ET/PT.

[05/28/09 - 01:07 PM]
Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch Rates No. 1 on Tuesday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/28/09 - 12:19 PM]
Kathy Griffin Reaches for the Stars (Or Claws Her Way to the A-List) in the Premiere of Bravo's Two-Time Emmy Winning "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," Monday, June 8 at 10 PM ET/PT
Paris Hilton, T.I., Gloria Estefan, Rosie O'Donnell, Paula Deen, Bette Midler, Al Sharpton and Suzanne Somers are among this season's guests.

[05/28/09 - 11:50 AM]
ABC Bumps "Motherhood" Burn Off
The planned three-week run, originally set for Fridays at 9:30/8:30c starting June 5, will now shift to Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c starting June 25.

[05/28/09 - 11:45 AM]
Thq Is Weighing-In with the Announcement of the Biggest Loser Video Game Exclusively for Wiit and Nintendo Dst
The video game, due this fall, will feature Alison Sweeney, host of the TV series.

[05/28/09 - 11:39 AM]
ABC Marks Top Summer Wednesday in 1 Year in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 27.

[05/28/09 - 11:38 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night Announces Guest Lineup for Primetime Specials Starting June 4 at 8:00 PM ET on Abc
Denzel Washington, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Michael Cera and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade are among those set to appear.

[05/28/09 - 11:35 AM]
Big Brother to Premiere Thursday, July 9 on the CBS Television Network
The Eye confirms our exclusive report from yesterday about the show's return date.

[05/28/09 - 11:34 AM]
CBS on Wednesday: Strait to the Top
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 27.

[05/28/09 - 09:58 AM]
Musical Performances from the Tony(R) Award Nominated Broadway Shows Will Be Featured on "The 63rd Annual Tony(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 7 on the CBS Television Network
"Billy Elliot, The Musical," "Guys and Dolls," "Hair," "Next to Normal," "Pal Joey," "Rock of Ages," "Shrek the Musical" and "West Side Story" are among the shows featured.

[05/28/09 - 09:50 AM]
TBS Orders 10 Episodes of the Very Funny Show
The series, due in November, will feature performances by 30 fresh comedic talents, all filmed at the Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago during the Festival.

[05/28/09 - 09:11 AM]
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood Most Watched Season Premiere in Oxygen's History Among Network's Key W18-49 Demo
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/28/09 - 08:44 AM]
Bravo's New Docu-Series "Nyc Prep" Premieres 'At Like' 10 PM ET/PT on Tuesday, June 23
Said premiere will be preceded by "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion special at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/28/09 - 07:21 AM]
A&E Network Launches Second Year of the Recovery Project in Partnership with Leading Non-Profit Organizations and Federal Agencies
The Recovery Project is a multi-faceted, multi-year initiative to raise awareness that addiction is a treatable disease and recovery is possible.

[05/28/09 - 06:59 AM]
U.S. Premiere of Doctor Who Specials on BBC America
The deal gives the cable channel the exclusive first window to the Doctor Who 2009 Specials, the final four adventures of the tenth Time Lord played by David Tennant.

[05/28/09 - 06:41 AM]
Photobucket and FOX Invite Fans of "Glee" to Showcase Their Gold Star Potential at PhotobuckeT.com/Glee
The winner of the "Show Us Your Gold Star Potential" contest will receive a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend Teen Choice 2009.

[05/28/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Classic Presents a New Slate of Summer 2009 Programming with Iconic Roc Docs, Music Countdowns and Rarely Seen Concert Footage
The new slate of programming begins on June 6th with "Roc Doc: Iron Maiden: Flight 666."

[05/28/09 - 12:46 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Forgotten, The" (ABC)

[05/28/09 - 12:45 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Listener, The" (NBC)

[05/27/09 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 27
Updates include: Jennifer Westfeldt and John Boyd are the latest newcomers to "24's" eighth season.

[05/27/09 - 03:57 PM]
MTV Is the Place to Be on Sunday, May 31st
The one-hour "The Hills" season finale kicks off the night at 8:00/7:00c, leading into "2009 MTV Movie Awards" at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/27/09 - 03:37 PM]
Nuggets/Lakers Game 4 - Most-Viewed Nba Game Ever on Cable
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.

[05/27/09 - 02:56 PM]
NBC's 'The Listener' Expands to Two-Hour Premiere on Thursday, June 4
The series will then move to its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET for the rest of the summer.

[05/27/09 - 02:14 PM]
10 Things I Hate About You, the New Original Series by ABC Family, Launches This Summer on Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT
The half-hour, single-camera series is inspired by the 1999 hit movie of the same name.

[05/27/09 - 01:56 PM]
NBC Announces Damien Fahey and Myleene Klass as Co-Hosts for Network's Live Summer Television Event 'I'M a CelebritY.get Me Out of Here!' Premiering June 1
"We are so fortunate to have both of these incredible talents lend their wit, wisdom and experience to the show," said executive producer Jayson Dinsmore.

[05/27/09 - 01:38 PM]
Tony(R) Award Winner and Emmy(R) Nominee Kristin Chenoweth to Heat Up the Holidays in Lifetime Television's Twelve Men of Christmas
The film, due in December, is based on the popular novel "Decent Exposure" by Phillipa Ashley.

[05/27/09 - 12:59 PM]
MyNetworkTV to Lean on Repeats in 2009-10
Said lineup includes the off-network runs of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" on Mondays and "The Unit" on Wednesdays.

[05/27/09 - 12:35 PM]
Exclusive: "Big Brother" Returns to CBS on July 9
Plus: "The Big Bang Theory," "The Mentalist" and "How I Met Your Mother" are set to move to their new fall homes starting next month.

[05/27/09 - 12:34 PM]
CBS Has the Week's Top Eight Scripted Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 18-24.

[05/27/09 - 12:33 PM]
A Rebroadcast of "The Mentalist" Is Tuesday's Top Program in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/27/09 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 for the Week with Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 18-24.

[05/27/09 - 12:30 PM]
Dancing with the Stars Champion Shawn Johnson to Appear on "The 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee"
Johnson will also be the keynote speaker at the Awards Banquet for the spellers to be held the following night.

[05/27/09 - 12:28 PM]
12 American Players Announced for "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," Premiering Wednesday, July 8 on Abc
The series was the big winner at the recent 49th Rose d'Or Festival, taking home "Best of 2009" as well as the Rose Trophy for best reality show.

[05/27/09 - 12:12 PM]
NBC Results for the Primetime Week of May 18-24
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 18-24.

[05/27/09 - 11:36 AM]
Battlestar Galactica Composer Bear Mccreary to Release Two Recordings and Announces Los Angeles and Comic Con Concerts
The concerts will celebrate the July 21 release of a special 2-CD set, "Battlestar Galactica: Season 4."

[05/27/09 - 11:01 AM]
John Lithgow Takes on a Killer Role - Award-Winning Actor to Appear in All 12 Episodes of Season Four of Showtime's Emmy(R)-Nominated Drama Series Dexter(Tm)
Lithgow will play Walter Simmons, "an unassuming, mild-mannered suburbanite who has been living a duel life as one of America's most prolific and deadliest serial killers."

[05/27/09 - 09:05 AM]
America's Favorite Domestic Goddess "Roseanne" Joins TV Land's Line-Up on June 5th
The series will air weekdays from 12 a.m.-1 a.m. ET/PT and 9 p.m.-10 p.m. ET/PT.

[05/27/09 - 08:44 AM]
Granada America Renamed ITV Studios, InC.
The company's U.S. offerings include "Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares," "Nanny 911," "Celebrity Fit Club" and "The First 48."

[05/27/09 - 08:26 AM]
Bravo's "Miami Social" Premieres Tuesday, July 14 at 10 PM ET/PT
The show's ensemble includes Katrina Campins, a former contestant on NBC's "The Apprentice."

[05/27/09 - 12:41 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Human Target" (FOX)

[05/27/09 - 12:40 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Goode Family, The" (ABC)

[05/26/09 - 06:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 26
Updates include: Wilmer Valderrama signs with RelativityReal; Al Pacino to play Dr. Jack Kevorkian for HBO; and E!, Style set their remaining summer premieres.

[05/26/09 - 03:15 PM]
USA Network and Tom Brokaw Tease Their 2010 Documentary "American Character Along Highway 50" with the First of Eight Dispatches
"Dispatches From The Road," a series of short monthly broadcast updates, will premiere Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00/6:00c.

[05/26/09 - 02:33 PM]
USA Network and Universal Pictures Partner for "Land of the Lost" Customized Vignettes Hosted by Will Ferrell
The spots will air from May 27 through June 5 and be featured on the Sunday night block of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and IN PLAIN SIGHT.

[05/26/09 - 02:19 PM]
Being Human - a Werewolf, a Vampire and a Ghost Come to BBC America on July 25
The U.K. import stars Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner.

[05/26/09 - 01:50 PM]
Carol Kane, Nick Stahl to Guest Star on NBC's 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
The pair will be featured on the show's season finale, airing Tuesday, June 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/26/09 - 12:29 PM]
NBC News Presents "Inside the Obama White House: Brian Williams Reports"
The two-part special will air Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3 at 9:00/8:00c each night.

[05/26/09 - 12:26 PM]
Here's Your Host! Comedian Bill Engvall to Host the "2009 CMT Music Awards"
"CMT has promised a 'live and loud' awards show, and I'm honored to have been chosen as host," said Engvall.

[05/26/09 - 12:25 PM]
ABC's Monday Lineup Leads the Night Across All Key Women Demos
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.







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