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[06/08/09 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 8
Updates include: Caterina Scorsone nabs the lead on Sci Fi's "Alice"; a trio set to recur on HBO's "Entourage"; and CBS Television Distribution clears "Rachael Ray" through 2012.

[06/08/09 - 05:20 PM]
TBS Invites Viewers to Return to Family-Friendly Saturday Night Television with Hit Sitcom the Bill Engvall Show
THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW launches its third season Saturday, July 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/08/09 - 03:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Beautiful Life, The" (The CW)

[06/08/09 - 01:38 PM]
We TV Premieres Two New Series Dedicated to Parenthood
"Raising Sextuplets" bows Thursday, June 11 at 10:00/9:00c while "The Mom Show" begins its daytime run on Friday, June 12.

[06/08/09 - 01:35 PM]
TLC's La Ink Gets More Colorful with Third Season
The series will premiere 18 all-new episodes starting on Thursday, July 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/08/09 - 12:19 PM]
In Less Than Three Weeks, Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution Has Secured Multiyear Deals for the Fall 2010 Off-Network Launch of the New Adventures of Old Christine, Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm
All three series are a go on stations covering 70% of the country.

[06/08/09 - 12:18 PM]
CBS Specials Hit Ratings Trifecta for Major Award Shows in 2009
CBS spins the numbers for its award specials to date this season.

[06/08/09 - 12:16 PM]
Lindsay Lohan Stars as an Assistant Who Fakes a Pregnancy to Save Her Job in the New Original Movie, "Labor Pains," Premiering Sunday, July 19th on ABC Family
Cheryl Hines, Chris Parnell and Janeane Garofalo co-star in the project, which will also roll out on DVD Tuesday, August 4.

[06/08/09 - 12:02 PM]
USA Sets "Monk," "Psych" for August
Plus: "Burn Notice," "Royal Pains," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "In Plain Sight" will wrap their seasons that same month.

[06/08/09 - 12:01 PM]
Lifetime Television Sets July 12 Premiere for All-New Comedic Drama Series 'Drop Dead Diva' Starring Exciting Newcomer Brooke Elliott
Plus: look for Rosie O'Donnell, Tim Gunn, Sharon Lawrence, Kathy Najimy, Jorja Fox, Teri Polo, Elliott Gould, Chuck Woolery and Diedrich Bader to guest star this season.

[06/08/09 - 11:52 AM]
ABC Overshadows Sunday's Prime, Topping Its Nearest Competitors by 1 Million Viewers and by 106% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 7.

[06/08/09 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday by 2.8 Million Viewers and by 71% in Adults 18-49 Over Its Closest Competitors
ABC spins the final numbers for Thursday, June 4.

[06/08/09 - 11:50 AM]
Shark Tank, the Exciting New Show That Gives Budding Entrepreneurs a Chance to Make Their Moneymaking Business Or Idea Come True, Premieres Sunday, August 9, on the ABC Television Network
The Alphabet confirms our report from yesterday about the show's rollout schedule.

[06/08/09 - 11:49 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Welcomes Magic Johnson to Primetime Special on June 9 at 8:00 PM Et/Ct on Abc
Plus: Jack Black and Michael Cera are set for Thursday, June 11.

[06/08/09 - 10:11 AM]
The 63rd Annual Tony(R) Awards Posts Best Ratings Since 2006
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, June 7.

[06/08/09 - 09:00 AM]
Science Channel Announces New Monday and Thursday Night Line-Ups
Among the changes: SCIENCE OF THE MOVIES moves from Tuesday nights at 9 PM to Thursday nights at 10 PM starting June 11.

[06/08/09 - 08:24 AM]
Nick at Nite Moves Up One Hour to 8 Pm, Giving Families an Added Hour of Great Prime-Time Programming with Addition of Malcolm in the Middle Beginning Sunday, July 5
Also due this summer: the new stop-motion animated original series "Glenn Martin, DDS," from Michael Eisner's Tornante Company.

[06/08/09 - 08:11 AM]
Bravo Announces the Glad Products Company, Lexus and Stella Artois as Sponsors for "Top Chef Masters"
The partners will also provide $250,000 in prize money - a $100,000 cash prize from The Glad Products Company and $150,000 from Lexus, all in charity donations.

[06/08/09 - 07:28 AM]
Science Channel and Popular Science Tap Pundit, Comedian and Writer Baratunde Thurston to Host Popular Science's Future Of
The 10-part series will world premiere on Science Channel and Science Channel HD in August.

[06/08/09 - 05:31 AM]
Tivo Evaluates the Top Season Pass(Tm) Programs in April Using Stop||watch(Tm) Ratings Service
Primetime powerhouses like ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives" and FOX's "American Idol" and "House" where among the most requested by TiVo subscribers.

[06/08/09 - 05:01 AM]
Planet Green's Blue August Month Dives Into Summer with a Celebration of the Oceans
Blue August will "captivate and immerse audiences in a world of intrigue, real-life drama and the important choices that will shape our future."

[06/08/09 - 12:06 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)

[06/07/09 - 05:10 PM]
ABC's "Shark" to Get a Jump on the Fall
The newcomer will launch on Sunday, August 9 at 9:00/8:00c before moving to Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c starting August 25.

[06/05/09 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 5
Updates include: Zoe Green to pen Sci Fi's "Diamond Age"; FOX to marry a "Stranger"; and Rachel Melvin to guest on NBC's "Heroes."

[06/05/09 - 03:31 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Virtuality" (FOX)

[06/05/09 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Announces "I'M a CelebritY.get Me Out of Here!" Will Air an Extended Two-Hour Installment on Wednesday, June 10
The change is designed to accommodate the addition of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Tuesday, June 9.

[06/05/09 - 01:10 PM]
The CW Delays "Blonde Charity Mafia"
The series, originally set to premiere on Tuesday, July 7, will now roll out on a later, unspecified date.

[06/05/09 - 12:50 PM]
USA Crushes Competition with Newest Hit Series Royal Pains
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, June 4.

[06/05/09 - 11:11 AM]
Lifetime Television and Mary Kay Announce Media and Marketing Partnership for Hit Series Army Wives
The partnership begins with Mary Kay's sponsorship of the third season premiere and extends throughout the entire season.

[06/05/09 - 09:54 AM]
NBC Universal Teams Up with Microsoft to Introduce NBC Viewers to the New 'Decision Engine' Bing
The three-pronged deal includes sponsorship deals on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Philanthropist."

[06/05/09 - 09:42 AM]
Highly Anticipated Song by the Black Eyed Peas to Promote CBS's New Fall Schedule
"I Gotta Feeling" will first be featured in fall schedule promotional spots during the "The 63rd Annual TONY(R) Awards," airing this Sunday.

[06/05/09 - 08:17 AM]
The Colbert Report Heads to Iraq on a Uso Tour for "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando" Airing Monday, June 8 Through Thursday, June 11 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
"The USO counts this as military service, right? I might want to run for office some day," Colbert said.

[06/05/09 - 12:13 AM]
Interview: "Army Wives" Executive Producer Deborah Spera

[06/04/09 - 11:25 PM]
ABC Moves Up "Game Show," Sends Comedies to Fridays
The new season will now launch on June 17 as "Surviving Suburbia" and "The Goode Family" get bumped to Fridays starting June 12.

[06/04/09 - 10:01 PM]
Top 20 Finalists on "So You Think You Can Dance" Revealed
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[06/04/09 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 4
Updates include: Robert Knepper, others set for the new season of "Heroes"; Jeffrey Bell to run ABC's "V" revival; and A&E set to cancel "The Beast."

[06/04/09 - 03:58 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Good Wife, The" (CBS)

[06/04/09 - 01:33 PM]
The Fireworks Explode as Soapnet Celebrates the 4th of July with the "Red, White and Belles Marathon," Saturday, July 4, 3pm-8pm
The series regularly airs Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/04/09 - 01:17 PM]
Ellen Degeneres to Be Joined by Kanye West and David Blaine, with Entertainer Nick Cannon Serving as Dj, for Ellen's Bigger Longer & Wider Show
"I'm so excited to be going to Chicago for my variety show," said DeGeneres. "We've got amazing acts, plus I've never seen the Liberty Bell up close."

[06/04/09 - 01:09 PM]
BET Networks Acquires Debmar-Mercury's 'The Wendy Williams Show' for Cable Run Starting Monday, July 13
The talk show hosted will premiere simultaneously on TV stations covering more than 95 percent of the United States and BET.

[06/04/09 - 12:41 PM]
ABC Revives "Just for Laughs"
New episodes will roll out on Sundays at 7:00/6:00c starting June 21.

[06/04/09 - 11:04 AM]
U.S. Premiere of Bafta-Winning Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
The series, due on Friday, June 12 at 8:00/7:00c, will kick-off with episode 18 of the current UK series.

[06/04/09 - 10:55 AM]
CBS.com Reports Record Video Traffic and User Engagement for April
CBS spins the digital numbers for the month of April.

[06/04/09 - 10:53 AM]
NBC.com Debuts Heroes Comic Reader and the Office Golf Game on Apple App Store
"The Office Golf Game" and the "Heroes Comic Reader" are available for $1.99 and $4.99, respectively.

[06/04/09 - 10:42 AM]
Standing as the Most-Watched TV Show in the 8pm Hour, ABC's "Wipeout" Also Wins Its Slot for the 2nd Straight Week with Key Men and Teens 12-17
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 3.

[06/04/09 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Announces Hosting Team for "The Superstars," Premiering Tuesday, June 23
John Saunders, Warren Sapp and Jenn Brown have been tapped for said duties.

[06/04/09 - 09:01 AM]
9.0 Million Viewers Tune in to Watch Part Two of "Inside the Obama White House: Brian Williams Reports" on Nbc
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 3.

[06/04/09 - 12:08 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Royal Pains" (USA)

[06/04/09 - 12:03 AM]
Interview: "TosH.0" Host Daniel Tosh

[06/03/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 3
Updates include: Madeline Zima joins NBC's "Heroes"; Courtney Ford to recur on Showtime's "Dexter"; and USA on track to order a pilot for "Covert Affairs."







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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.