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[07/01/09 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 1
Updates include: Tim Minear looks to revive "Alien Nation" at Sci Fi; CMT orders "All Jacked Up"; and ABC clears "Defying Gravity" in the U.S.

[07/01/09 - 01:46 PM]
As Sci Fi Television Classic Farscape Marks Its 10th Anniversary, A&E Home Entertainment and the Jim Henson Company Partner on a Re-Launch of the DVD Franchise
Plus: Brian Henson, Rockne O'Bannon, Ben Browder and Claudia Black will host a panel at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.

[07/01/09 - 01:00 PM]
Sci Fi Becomes Syfy on Tuesday, July 7th
That evening, Syfy will unveil an innovative brand film "showcasing the network's top talent, which will be the centerpiece of a new brand campaign inviting consumers to Imagine Greater."

[07/01/09 - 12:58 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is Television's #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Summer in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/09 - 12:57 PM]
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey Premieres Friday, July 31 at 9pm ET on History(Tm)
The series gets "hands-on with some of the world's fiercest firearms - such as machine guns, tanks, pistols and rockets."

[07/01/09 - 12:56 PM]
CBS Introduces 12 New Houseguests and Reveals a Surprise Twist That Everyone Can Relate to When "Big Brother" Premieres Thursday, July 9, on the CBS Television Network
The House Guests will be "shocked to learn that they will be playing the game in one of four familiar high school cliques - popular, athletes, brainiacs and off beats."

[07/01/09 - 12:55 PM]
You Are What You Eat Moves In
The fourth season of the U.K. import premieres Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00/7:00c on BBC America.

[07/01/09 - 11:49 AM]
Dave Salmoni Walks Into the Pride to Save Magnificent Lions Marked for Death
The five-part series launches Thursday, August 13 at 8:00/7:00c on Animal Planet.

[07/01/09 - 11:35 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/09 - 11:06 AM]
2q09 Ranks as Soapnet's Most-Watched Quarter Ever in Total Viewers and Women 18-49
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.

[07/01/09 - 09:29 AM]
Bravo's "Flipping Out" & "The Rachel Zoe Project" Premiere in August
"Flipping Out" is back on Monday, August 17 while "Rachel Zoe" returns on Tuesday, August 25.

[07/01/09 - 06:32 AM]
What Would You Do in the Wake of a Global Catastrophe? Discovery Channel's New Series the Colony Challenges Ten Strangers to a Groundbreaking Experiment
The 10-part series, as previously reported, premieres Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/01/09 - 12:41 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "100 Questions" (NBC)

[06/30/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 30
Updates include: Gary Owen eyed for "House of Payne" spin-off at TBS; Chris Kattan upped to regular on ABC's "The Middle"; and Greg Garcia books a put pilot order at FOX.

[06/30/09 - 05:07 PM]
ABC Family Claims Most-Watched June in Prime in Total Viewers
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of June.

[06/30/09 - 02:50 PM]
ABC Drops "Motherhood," Shuffles Sundays
The network will instead double up on "Samantha Who?" this Thursday (July 2) and next (July 9) starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/30/09 - 02:15 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Monday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, June 29.

[06/30/09 - 01:54 PM]
CBS News Examines the Mystery Surrounding Michael Jackson's Death and the Many Questions That Remain, on the 48 Hours Special "Michael Jackson: Picking Up the Pieces" on Tuesday, June 30
The one-hour special will be anchored by Katie Couric.

[06/30/09 - 01:44 PM]
NBC News Presents: "The Wanted" to Begin Airing Monday, July 20
The series "brings together an elite team with backgrounds in intelligence, unconventional warfare and investigative journalism."

[06/30/09 - 01:39 PM]
Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off" Debuts as Most Watched and Most Clicked Series Premiere Ever in Network History
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, June 29.

[06/30/09 - 01:01 PM]
USA Delivers Best 2q Ever on Cable
USA spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.

[06/30/09 - 12:29 PM]
Soapnet Announces New Original Reality Series, "Bank of Mom and Dad," from BBC Worldwide Productions and Acquires Critically-Acclaimed Scripted Drama "Being Erica," from BBC Worldwide for a Second Season
In addition, newcomer "Holidate" will launch Wednesday, July 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/09 - 12:14 PM]
Sci Fi Features Fan Favorite Series and Stars at Comic-Con International 2009
"Warehouse 13," "Eureka," "Sanctuary," "Stargate Universe," and "Caprica/Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" are among the featured panels.

[06/30/09 - 12:10 PM]
To Mark July 7th Brand Evolution to Syfy Imagination Celebrations Kick Off with Coast to Coast Marketing Campaign
The multi-platform initiative "will embrace consumers online, on-air, on the streets, at New York City landmarks, movies and museums, parks, ice skating rinks."

[06/30/09 - 12:08 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of June 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/30/09 - 12:06 PM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/30/09 - 12:05 PM]
CBS Rebroadcasts Place First on Monday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, June 29.

[06/30/09 - 12:01 PM]
ABC Is Up Week to Week by Wide Margins in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/30/09 - 11:55 AM]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Announces How to Qualify to Be a Contestant on the 10th Anniversary Edition
The Regis Philbin-hosted series is returning for 11 nights from August 9 to August 23.

[06/30/09 - 11:47 AM]
Bravo Is Sculpting a New Cast for "The Untitled Art Project"
The series, originally titled "American Artist," comes from executive producers Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson and Eli Holzman.

[06/30/09 - 11:35 AM]
USA Network & Tom Brokaw Continue to Tease Their 2010 Documentary "American Character Along Highway 50" with the Premiere of the Second of Eight Dispatches
This Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00/6:00c, USA Network debuts the second in the series of short monthly broadcast updates.

[06/30/09 - 11:31 AM]
MTV Greenlights Season Two of Hit Series '16 & Pregnant'
In addition, MTV will also air a "16 and Pregnant: Life After Labor" finale special, hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, on July 23.

[06/30/09 - 11:17 AM]
Nick at Nite Finishes Second Quarter as Basic Cable's Number-One Net with Women 18-49; Ranks Number Two with Adults 18-49 in Total Day
Nick at Nite spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.

[06/30/09 - 09:58 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches Network's First-Ever Original Web Series, "Mommywood," Based on Tori Spelling's Best-Selling Memoir on Tuesday, June 30
The 10 three-to-five minute webisodes "bring to life Tori and Dean's joys and challenges parenting in Hollywood."

[06/30/09 - 09:58 AM]
FX Sets Fall Schedule
"Sons of Anarchy" (September 8), "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (September 17) and "Nip/Tuck" (October) are due this fall.

[06/30/09 - 09:33 AM]
The 'BET Awards '09' Stands as the #1 Cable Telecast of the Year, Drawing Almost 10.7 Million Total Viewers
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, June 28.

[06/30/09 - 09:28 AM]
Food Network Breaks All Records in June!
Food Network spins the numbers for the month of June.

[06/30/09 - 09:18 AM]
Bravo Celebrates Highest Rated Second Quarter Ever Among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.

[06/30/09 - 08:43 AM]
Murder, Mayhem and Dysfunctional Families Reside in Ion Television's "Durham County"
The series, due in September, marks the network's first original series.

[06/30/09 - 08:34 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Three Rivers" (CBS)

[06/29/09 - 06:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 29
Updates include: Drea de Matteo joins "Desperate Housewives"; Showtime axes "Brotherhood"; and Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni to return to NBC's "SVU."

[06/29/09 - 03:03 PM]
Discovery, Animal Planet, Others Lock in More Premieres
Plus: updates from Fox Reality, History and TNT.

[06/29/09 - 01:52 PM]
'Access Hollywood' Co-Anchor Billy Bush and 'Celebrity Apprentice' Star Claudia Jordan to Host the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant
NBC will air live on Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c from Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

[06/29/09 - 12:48 PM]
We TV Premieres ''Most Popular'' It's First Game Show Hosted by Graham Norton Thursday, July 23 at 10p/9c
A special bridal episode of "Most Popular" will also air Sunday, July 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/29/09 - 12:47 PM]
AMC Expands Online Presence Through Acquisitions and Original Web Content; Introduces AMC Digital Media
AMC Digital Media, its online media arm, has acquired two highly-trafficked film websites, filmsite.com and filmcritic.org.

[06/29/09 - 12:04 PM]
There Goes the Neighborhood, a New Reality-Competition Series, Premieres Sunday, AuG. 9 on the CBS Television Network
Matt Rogers hosts the series, which comes from executive producer Mike Fleiss.

[06/29/09 - 11:24 AM]
A New Neil Diamond Concert Special, "Neil Diamond - Hot August Night: Nyc," to Be Broadcast Friday, AuG. 14 on the CBS Television Network
The special is timed with the DVD release of "Hot August Night/NYC: Live From Madison Square Garden."

[06/29/09 - 09:44 AM]
VH1 Greenlights Three New Series and Orders Additional Seasons of Two Favorites
Sandra "Pepa" Denton of Salt n Pepa and Chilli from TLC will each get their own series, as will "I Love Money" alum "The Entertainer."

[06/29/09 - 12:16 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Life Unexpected" (The CW)

[06/29/09 - 12:15 AM]
Interview: "Dance Your Ass Off" Host Marissa Jaret Winokur & Executive Producer Sally Ann Salsano







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[07/30/15 - 12:26 PM]
UP Acquires Full Seven-Season Run of Award-Winning, Fan-Favorite Series "Gilmore Girls" Family Network to Begin Airing Episodes in the Fall
UP acquired "Gilmore Girls" from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and will begin airing the 153 one-hour episodes of the series in the fall.

[07/30/15 - 12:25 PM]
Charity Begins at Home for Star and Executive Producer Luke Perry in the Timely, Touching UP Premiere Movie "Welcome Home"
The script was written by Jonathan Zeichner, executive director of L.A.'s A Place Called Home (APCH, www.apch.org), a dynamic, non-profit youth center.

[07/30/15 - 12:24 PM]
"Last Hope with Troy Dunn" Starring Real-Life Missing Persons Expert and Author Troy Dunn - Brand-New Up Original Series Exclusively Premieres on Thursday, September 10 at 9 PM EDT
UP's new half-hour, 10-episode series promises a deeper insight into how Dunn rebuilds fractured relationships by finding absent loved ones and bringing them home.

[07/30/15 - 12:23 PM]
Kelli Williams, Jonathan Scarfe and Dion Johnstone Star in UP's First Original Scripted Drama Series "Ties That Bind"
Created by Sheryl J. Anderson, this 10-episode, hour-long series is set to premiere exclusively on UP on Wednesday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/30/15 - 12:05 PM]
Science Channel Premieres "Secret Space Escapes" on November 10 at 10PM
This all-new series offers chilling accounts of the challenges of space exploration as told only by the explorers who lived them and the men and women in mission control who helped each team avert disaster.

[07/30/15 - 12:03 PM]
Lifetime and Yahoo TV Partner to Premiere Special "Road to the Runway" Online
Introducing this season's set of designers with home and closet tours of each contestant and giving a first look into what's in store for the series' 14th season, "Road to the Runway" will air linearly next Thursday, August 6.

[07/30/15 - 11:58 AM]
July 2015 Is GSN's Most Watched Month Ever in Primetime; Original Programming Reaches Viewership Milestone
GSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/30/15 - 11:42 AM]
Discovery Channel Premieres Academy Award-Winner Louie Psihoyos's "Racing Extinction" as a Global Television Event on December 2 at 9PM ET/PT
In the groundbreaking documentary, Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award(R)-winning film The Cove assemble a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the world of endangered species trafficking and the race to prevent mass extinction.

[07/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Expands Scripted Slate with New Original Lionsgate Drama Series "Greenleaf"
The Lionsgate-owned series takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.

[07/30/15 - 09:59 AM]
"Vice" Special On America's Broken Criminal Justice System to Debut Sept. 27 on HBO
The documentary will also feature President Obama's historic tour earlier this month of Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno in Oklahoma, where he met with inmates and prison officials.

[07/30/15 - 09:09 AM]
This Fall, Discovery Family Channel Is Home to the Best Family Movies, Anywhere
Discovery Family is also the exclusive home for the world premiere of "My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games" (Hasbro Studios) on Saturday, September 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/30/15 - 09:08 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Reunites Grateful Owners with Meaningful Mementos in Heartwarming New Series, "Lost and Found" (wt)
Produced by Leftfield Pictures, the series features the work of "professional finders" who help people do just that.

[07/30/15 - 09:07 AM]
American Heroes Channel Profiles History's Most Unforgettable Chases and Undercover Operations in "Manhunt: Kill or Capture"
The 10-part first season premieres Wednesday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[07/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
American Heroes Channel Takes "One Giant Leap" in New Special Commemorating the Iconic 1969 Apollo 11 Mission
The one-hour special chronicles the tragedies, fears, and pressures of the 1960s space race that led to this historic moment.

[07/30/15 - 09:05 AM]
American Heroes Channel Profiles the Tycoons Who Made America - And the Backs on Which They Stood to Make Their Millions - In the All-New Series "American Titans"
Rockefeller, Carnegie, Edison, Tesla, Hearst, and Pulitzer: their legacies live down through the ages, emblazoned on museums, universities, banks, charities, and the richest of American real estate.