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[06/16/09 - 11:24 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Past Life" (FOX)

[06/16/09 - 01:32 PM]
USA #1 by Significant Margins Among All Key Demos
USA spins the numbers for the week of June 8-14.

[06/16/09 - 11:57 AM]
The Mentalist Is the #1 Scripted Show of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 8-14.

[06/16/09 - 11:50 AM]
CBS Wins Monday
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, June 15.

[06/16/09 - 11:49 AM]
CBS News Debuts "48 Hours Crimesider," a Provocative New Crime Blog from the Producers of "48 Hours Mystery"
CRIMESIDER will be "the premium true-crime destination where fans can get the latest news on the most riveting crime stories as they unfold."

[06/16/09 - 11:47 AM]
ABC Wins in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Posting Its Top Summer Week in 5 Years
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 8-14.

[06/16/09 - 11:46 AM]
ABC's Is No. 1 on Monday Night Among Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, June 15.

[06/16/09 - 11:44 AM]
Nhl Stanley Cup Final Paces NBC's Primetime Week of June 8-14
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 8-14.

[06/16/09 - 11:00 AM]
Nba All-Star Legend Shaquille O'Neal Partners with Powerhouse Producer Jeff Clanagan to Produce the All-Star Comedy Jam Series
The opening installment, airing tomorrow night on Showtime, features Cedric The Entertainer, Tommy Davidson, Kevin Hart, Aries Spears and DeRay Davis.

[06/16/09 - 08:30 AM]
Science Channel's Catch It Keep It Tests Contestants' Engineering Mettle in a Race Against the Clock to Rescue Valuable Prizes
Zach Selwyn hosts the series, due on Friday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/16/09 - 07:39 AM]
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Presents 'Jason Jones in Iran: Access of Evil' Nightly Reports Filed from Iran by Correspondent Jason Jones Airing the Week of June 22 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
In addition to attending a speech given by President Ahmadinejad, Jones spoke to a cross-section of Iranian society including a Zoroastrian priest, an Iranian family, an underground rapper and a feminist blogger.

[06/16/09 - 07:15 AM]
Trump Buys Raw(R)
"This was an offer I couldn't refuse," said WWE(R) Chairman Vince McMahon.

[06/16/09 - 12:39 AM]
Interview: "Hawthorne" Star Jada Pinkett Smith

[06/16/09 - 12:38 AM]
Interview: "Wedding Day" Executive Producer Mark Burnett

[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.







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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."