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[06/09/09 - 09:01 PM]
Futurama Returns to Production with an Initial Order of 26 New Episodes to Premiere Mid 2010
"Futurama" becomes only the second series in the history of the medium to go back into production based on the strength of its DVD sales and repeat airings on cable.

[06/09/09 - 06:50 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 9
Updates include: two in, two out on NBC's "100 Questions"; and TBS eyes picking up NBC's "My Name Is Earl."

[06/09/09 - 02:48 PM]
On the "D-List" No More, Kathy Griffin Posts Bravo's Highest Rated Monday Original Series Telecast Ever
Bravo spins the numbers for Monday, June 8.

[06/09/09 - 02:30 PM]
VH1 Storytellers: Zz Top Premieres on VH1 Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 PM*
The special will also rebroadcast on VH1 Classic and Palladia on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/09/09 - 02:29 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Come Dance at My Wedding" June 6 Is Highest-Rated Cable Movie of the Day and of the Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, June 6.

[06/09/09 - 02:12 PM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates
The Alphabet confirms our report from earlier today about its fall 2009 rollout schedule.

[06/09/09 - 02:11 PM]
ABC Dominates the First Week of June '09 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 1-7.

[06/09/09 - 02:10 PM]
ABC's Monday Lineup Posts Its Best Summer Numbers on the Night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 in Nearly 1 Year
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, June 8.

[06/09/09 - 01:40 PM]
New Season Debuts of We TV's Bridezillas & Amazing Wedding Cakes Marks Each Series Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Premiere
WE tv spins the numbers for Sunday, June 7.

[06/09/09 - 01:40 PM]
America's Most Wanted Highlights First-In-The-Nation Statewide Cybercrime Sweep Using Groundbreaking Technology to Fight Online Predators Saturday, June 13, on Fox
Florida Governor Charlie Crist created the CyberCrime Unit in 2005 to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation.

[06/09/09 - 01:39 PM]
CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery" Surges +41% in Households and +25% in Both Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Year-To-Year on Saturday, June 6
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, June 6.

[06/09/09 - 12:54 PM]
ABC Sets First Wave of Fall Premieres
"Dancing With the Stars," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives" will return the week of September 21-27.

[06/09/09 - 12:41 PM]
TNT Gets Summer Off to a Sizzling Start with Outstanding Performances by the Closer and Raising the Bar
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, June 8.

[06/09/09 - 12:34 PM]
TV Land Announces New Premiere Date for Highly-Anticipated Joan Rivers Series "How'D You Get So Rich?" and Comedic Hidden Camera Show "Make My Day"
Originally set for Wednesday, August 12, both shows will now launch on Thursday, August 6.

[06/09/09 - 12:28 PM]
CBS Wins Second Straight Summer Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 1-7.

[06/09/09 - 12:26 PM]
Whale Wars Sophomore Voyage Outperforms Last Season by Double Digits, Commandeering 1.2m Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, June 5.

[06/09/09 - 11:52 AM]
CBS Tops Monday in Viewers and Places First in Adults 18-49 Against First-Run Competition
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, June 8.

[06/09/09 - 11:48 AM]
Paced by 'Svu,' NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of June 1-7, Finishes #2 Outright in 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 1-7.

[06/09/09 - 11:27 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Miami Medical" (CBS)

[06/09/09 - 09:39 AM]
The Next Food Network Star Is #1 for Food Network
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, June 7.

[06/09/09 - 07:02 AM]
Katee Sackhoff, Freddie Prinze JR., Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jennifer Westfeldt Join the Cast of "24" for Season Eight
The new season premieres Sunday, January 17 with a two-night, four-hour event.

[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.







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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.