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[06/15/09 - 08:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "V" (ABC)

[06/15/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 15
Updates include: A&E parts ways with "The Beast"; and VH1 orders "The OCD Project."

[06/15/09 - 03:28 PM]
Mlb to Disrupt FOX's Fall Rollout
The potentially hardest hit will be Thursdays and Saturdays with up to three pre-emptions, while Tuesdays and Fridays will sit out just one week at most.

[06/15/09 - 02:16 PM]
Nba Finals Game 5 Dominates Night in Prime Time
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 14.

[06/15/09 - 01:50 PM]
Turner Unveils Sponsors for TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: Just for Laughs
TBS will tape three prime time specials during the Festival, which takes place Wednesday, June 17 - Sunday, June 21.

[06/15/09 - 01:49 PM]
Most Watched Nhl Game in 36 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 12.

[06/15/09 - 01:48 PM]
Cartoon Network's Total Drama Action Premieres as Most-Watched Program of the Day on All TV Among Kids 6-11, Kids 9-14, All Boys
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Thursday, June 11.

[06/15/09 - 01:40 PM]
A&E Real Life Series - the First 48 Returns for a Ninth Season
The new season launches tomorrow night at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/15/09 - 01:08 PM]
Ally Sheedy, Sean Patrick Flanery, Nia Peeples and Rock Legend Meat Loaf Aday Star in 'Citizen Jane,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering September 5
The film tells "the true story of the lone woman who refused to let a killer escape, even at the risk of her own life."

[06/15/09 - 12:58 PM]
Hallmark Channel Introduces New Commercial Format - "Fast Break" - Featuring Reduced Commercial Load Within Exclusive Advertiser Pods
The network has signed Mutual of Omaha as its first sponsor.

[06/15/09 - 12:27 PM]
Discovery Channel's Somali Pirate Takedown the Real Story Documents Never-Before-Told Stories Behind Dramatic Maersk Alabama Pirate Standoff
The special premieres Sunday, June 21 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery with an extended version airing Tuesday, June 23 at 9:00/8:00c on the Military Channel.

[06/15/09 - 12:15 PM]
Grab Your Surfboards and Catch the First Wave of "Teen Choice 2009" Nominees
On the TV front: "Gossip Girl" and its cast each scored 10 nominations while "American Idol" received seven nominations.

[06/15/09 - 11:12 AM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 15-City Search for New Contestants
Auditions are set for Chicago, Detroit, San Jose, Tampa, Atlanta, Mobile, New York City, San Antonio, Dallas, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Des Moines and Los Angeles in the coming weeks.

[06/15/09 - 10:05 AM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2009-2010 Season
"Cops" and "America's Most Wanted" kick things off on Saturday, September 12.

[06/15/09 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Orders Three More Editions of the Hidden Camera Special, "I Get That a Lot" for Broadcast Next Season
Three more editions of the hidden camera series will roll out during the upcoming season.

[06/15/09 - 12:09 AM]
Interview: "Weeds" Creator Jenji Kohan

[06/15/09 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "True Blood" Creator Alan Ball

[06/12/09 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 12
Updates include: Discovers commits to "Garage Wars," "Out of Egypt"; and Peter M. Lenkov to stick with "CSI: NY."

[06/12/09 - 03:02 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Accidentally on Purpose" (CBS)

[06/12/09 - 02:49 PM]
ABC.com Holds 8 of the Top 10 Series Viewed Online in May 2009, Including the Top 5 Programs
ABC spins the digital numbers for the month of May.

[06/12/09 - 02:48 PM]
ABC Tops Its Nearest Competitors by 2.9 Million Viewers and by 64% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 11.

[06/12/09 - 01:37 PM]
Moonshot Premieres on the 40th Anniversary Monday, July 20 at 8pm ET on History(Tm)
The two-hour special "tells the story of Apollo 11 from the perspective of the three very different, and very strong personalities that made up its intrepid crew."

[06/12/09 - 12:50 PM]
NBC Announces 'I'M a CelebritY...get Me Out of Here!' Will Air Extended Two-Hour Installments on Monday, June 15 and Monday, June 22
The Peacock confirms its revised schedule for the summer series.

[06/12/09 - 12:34 PM]
NBC Expands "Celebrity" Yet Again
The show's June 15 and June 22 installments, both Mondays, will now run two hours each.

[06/12/09 - 09:07 AM]
Rose Bowl Game on ESPN Beginning in 2011
The network had previously announced it would televise 15 other Bowl Championship Series (BCS) games as part of a new, multi-year agreement.

[06/12/09 - 06:54 AM]
7th Season of "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" Premieres Thursday, June 25th 10 PM ET/PT
The new 10-episode season will feature such topics as Astrology, Video Games, Taxes and The Vatican.

[06/12/09 - 06:42 AM]
Showtime(R) Premieres Trifecta of Stand-Up Specials from Comedy Powerhouses
New hours from Cedric "The Entertainer," Margaret Cho and Kevin Nealon are on tap in the coming months.

[06/12/09 - 12:47 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "True Blood: Season Two" (HBO)

[06/11/09 - 10:01 PM]
Paris Torres and Tony Bellissimo Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[06/11/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 11
Updates include; ABC orders "Let's Dance"; TBS passes on "My Name Is Earl"; and Robert Buckley joins The CW's "One Tree Hill."

[06/11/09 - 04:28 PM]
Mythbusters Blowing Up June Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 10.

[06/11/09 - 02:16 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Highest Rated Wednesday 10 PM Series Premiere in Network History
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 10.

[06/11/09 - 01:45 PM]
Crash Starts Second Season Production for Starz
New cast members this season include Eric Roberts, Tess Harper, Julie Warner, Dana Ashbrook and Linda Park.

[06/11/09 - 01:36 PM]
Travel Channel Gets Bit by the Travel Bug in 'Bite Me with DR. Mike'
Dr. Mike Leahy stars in the newcomer, premiering Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/11/09 - 01:05 PM]
Run's House Returns to MTV with an Hour-Long Special Family Vacation Season Premiere Episode Airing June 15, at 10pm ET/PT
Plus: look for a "Run's House" Father's Day marathon on Sunday, June 21 beginning at 5:00/4:00c.

[06/11/09 - 12:18 PM]
ABC Generates Its Strongest Summer Wednesday Performance in 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 10.

[06/11/09 - 12:13 PM]
Over a Barrel: The Truth About Oil - ABC News Special Reported by Charlie Gibson to Air Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00 P.M., Et
The one-hour special had originally been set for July 15.

[06/11/09 - 11:12 AM]
Poppy Montgomery to Make Cinderella Pact with Lifetime Movie Network
Barbara Lieberman is executive producing the project, which will premiere in February 2010.

[06/11/09 - 11:00 AM]
Academy Award(R) Nominee Joan Cusack Headlines Razor Sharp Comedy 'Acceptance' Premiering August 22 on Lifetime Television
Mae Whitman co-stars in the film, which is based on Susan Coll's book of the same name.

[06/11/09 - 09:04 AM]
Grammy Award Winning Music Superstar Rob Thomas, Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter Jewel and Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo and the Cast of Broadway's 'West Side Story' to Serve as Musical Guests on NBC's 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (R),' Saturday, July 4th (9-10 P.M. Est)
"Today's" Natalie Morales and Tiki Barber will co-host the special.

[06/11/09 - 08:22 AM]
Spike TV Salutes Action Star David Carradine with Movie Marathon Tribute on Saturday, June 13
On tap are "Kill Bill: Volume 1," "Kill Bill: Volume 2" and "Kung Fu Killer."

[06/11/09 - 06:57 AM]
Viola Davis to Guest Star on 2nd Season of Showtime's Acclaimed Comedy Series United States of Tara(Tm)
She'll play Lynda B. Dozier, "an unconventional artist who plays a significant role in Tara (Toni Collette) and her daughter Kate's (Brie Larson) lives."

[06/11/09 - 12:14 AM]
Interview: "She's Got the Look" Host Kim Alexis

[06/10/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 10
Updates include: HBO completes casting on "Boardwalk Empire"; Michelle Fazekas and Tara Butters join FOX's "Dollhouse"; and Adam Jamal Craig added to "NCIS: Los Angeles."

[06/10/09 - 05:45 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Vampire Diaries, The" (The CW)

[06/10/09 - 04:22 PM]
Deadliest Catch Smashes Ratings Records
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 9.

[06/10/09 - 12:46 PM]
Shark Week Returns on August 2 with Thrilling, Action-Packed Programming
Discovery's 22nd annual event will feature six new specials, including BLOOD IN THE WATER.

[06/10/09 - 12:41 PM]
Led by the 2009 Nba Finals, ABC Dominates Tuesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 9.

[06/10/09 - 12:26 PM]
Oxygen Media Launches the "Dance Your Ass Off Contest" on Youtube for a Chance to Be Featured On-Air During Show's Season Finale
The contest begins Friday, June 12 as part of the new "Dance Your Ass Off" brand channel on YouTube.

[06/10/09 - 11:59 AM]
Showtime Renews Its New Critically-Acclaimed Dark Comedy Series Starring Emmy(R)-Winner Edie Falco for a Second Season
Production of 12 new episodes will begin this fall in New York City.







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[07/29/15 - 02:18 PM]
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"Castro: The World's Most Watched Man" will premiere on AHC in 4Q 2015 and on Discovery Networks International's factual channels in more than 220 countries and territories this fall.

[07/29/15 - 01:42 PM]
ABC Family to Give Viewers a First Look at "Kevin From Work" on Facebook
The show will premiere on ABC Family on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[07/29/15 - 01:17 PM]
Travel Channel's "36 Hours" Based on The New York Times' Popular Weekly Column Premieres Monday, August 17th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Co-hosts Kristen Kish and Kyle Martino arrive in a new city each week where they'll have a weekend to meet insiders who will point them to the best restaurants, hot spots and attractions.

[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Earns Season High and Ranks #1 on All of Television on Friday Night in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 12:49 PM]
Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R)-Winning Sensation John Legend and His Get Lifted Production Company to Executive-Produce WGN America's Highly Anticipated Dramatic Thriller, "Underground"
Additionally, Get Lifted will oversee the score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Premieres
New seasons of "For Better or Worse," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "If Loving You is Wrong" will kick things off in September.

[07/29/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Announces New Series "Hollywood Teen Medium" (Working Title)
Following the life of 19-year old Tyler Henry, the series explores the world of this self-proclaimed clairvoyant medium as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.

[07/29/15 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Executive Team to Remain with Late-Night Flagship Franchise
"Steve, Jen, Tim, Jill and Adam have been key architects of 'The Daily Show's' success, and we are excited that they will continue at the core of the creative team working with Trevor Noah as the show evolves," said Michele Ganeless.

[07/29/15 - 10:29 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Season Premiere This Mon., Aug. 3 at 11 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The season premiere of the 30-minute show will feature NBC Sports Group's Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, hosts of The 2 Robbies "Football" Show on NBC Sports Radio, as they preview the 2015-16 season.

[07/29/15 - 10:08 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Highlights the Importance of Big Cat Awareness with Full Lineup of World Lion Day Programming, Aug. 10
The network's programming initiative also draws awareness to the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative with public service announcements and on-air promotional attention, kicking off Wednesday, July 29.

[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:45 AM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The feature-length documentary debuts Monday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO, following a limited theatrical run (Nov. 20-Dec. 3).

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.