or


    [friday, july 10, 2009]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[07/10/09 - 06:20 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 10
Updates include: Taylor Kinney joins NBC's "Trauma"; Gregory Smith to play "Copper" for ABC; and Ken Jeong lands an arc on NBC's "Community."

[07/10/09 - 04:41 PM]
Cartoon Network, TNT Among Latest Scheduling Changes
Animal Planet, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CMT, Lifetime, MTV and TLC closed out the week with a host of scheduling announcements.

[07/10/09 - 01:41 PM]
AMC and Banana Republic Announce Marketing Partnership for the Third Season of the Award-Winning Drama Series ''Mad Men''
The campaign will mark the first time the national retailer has featured an original scripted drama series in-stores.

[07/10/09 - 01:29 PM]
Tierney Illness Forces "Parenthood" to Midseason
"Start of production on NBC Universal's new series 'Parenthood' has been postponed for eight weeks due to medical evaluation that valued cast member Maura Tierney is undergoing," NBC said in a statement.

[07/10/09 - 01:10 PM]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Helps a Wounded Police Officer Whose Public Service Has Been Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Country Music sensation Trace Adkins will be the celebrity volunteer for this build.

[07/10/09 - 12:55 PM]
LaTV Fest: Greg Berlanti on the Future of Network Drama

[07/10/09 - 11:29 AM]
Big Brother Returns with a Time Period Win in Viewers and All Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 9.

[07/10/09 - 11:24 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Trauma" (NBC)

[07/10/09 - 11:06 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Entourage: Season Six" (HBO)

[07/10/09 - 12:18 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Eureka: Season 3.5" (Syfy)

[07/09/09 - 10:01 PM]
So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 Finalists Revealed After Caitlin Kinney and Phillip Chbeeb Are Eliminated
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/09/09 - 06:38 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 9
Updates include: Greg Malins to team with Harlan Coben for a new FOX drama; Anthony Zuiker inks a first-look deal with CBS Television Studios; and Warner Bros. to pocket $350,000 per episode for "Old Christine's" sale to Lifetime.

[07/09/09 - 04:09 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Parenthood" (NBC)

[07/09/09 - 03:43 PM]
Astronauts Embark on Provocative Space Thriller in "Defying Gravity," a New Series Starring Ron Livingston and Laura Harris, Begining with a Special Two-Hour Premiere Sunday, August 2 on the ABC Television Network
The series will then air regularly from 10:00-11:00 p.m., starting Sunday, August 9.

[07/09/09 - 01:40 PM]
TNT to Introduce New Online Games for Hit Caper Series Leverage and New Undercover Police Drama Dark Blue
The games will coincide with the season premieres of both series on Wednesday, July 15.

[07/09/09 - 01:39 PM]
Starz Entertainment to Join Comcast's on Demand Online Trial
Original series "Crash," "Head Case," and "Party Down" will be among the available programming.

[07/09/09 - 01:11 PM]
BBC at Comic-Con 2009 : More Events Added
"Doctor Who," "Being Human," "Torchwood" and "The Mighy Boosh" will now all be featured at the event.

[07/09/09 - 12:56 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is Wednesday's #1 Telecast, with NBC's Top Slot Results Since October 2008
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 8.

[07/09/09 - 12:48 PM]
USA Network's Critically Acclaimed Original Series - 'Burn Notice' and 'Psych' - Come to Comic-Con on Thursday, July 23
"Stargate SG-1" alum Michael Shanks will be moderating the "Burn Notice" panel.

[07/09/09 - 12:38 PM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on the Night for the 5th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 8.

[07/09/09 - 12:26 PM]
Jennifer Love Hewitt and the Entire "Ghost Whisperer" Cast Head to Comic-Con 2009 to Reveal Season 5 Secrets
Co-stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Jamie Kennedy and Christoph Sanders are all set to appear.

[07/09/09 - 10:50 AM]
Terry Kinney Joins the Cast of "The Mentalist" in a Recurring Role
He'll play Agent Sam Bosco, "a seemingly flat-footed policeman with a deceptively sharp intelligence."

[07/09/09 - 10:05 AM]
New Premiere Date Announced for TV Land's "How'D You Get So Rich" Starring Joan Rivers and Comedic Hidden Camera Series "Make My Day"
The pair switch yet again, this time back to their original Wednesday, August 5 start.

[07/09/09 - 09:52 AM]
Lifetime Television Acquires Exclusive Off-Net Cable Rights to Hit Comedy the New Adventures of Old Christine from Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution
The series will make its off-network cable premiere on Lifetime in the fall of 2010.

[07/09/09 - 08:42 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Orders Groundbreaking New Series Starring Jon Heder from Gary Sanchez Productions and Debmar-Mercury
The multi-camera comedy will star Heder "as an out of work computer IT specialist who leaves the big city and returns to his small home town."

[07/08/09 - 11:30 PM]
LaTV Fest: Producers Give Their State of the TV Union

[07/08/09 - 06:47 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 8
Updates include: "30 Rock's" off-network sale to clear $800,000 per episode; and Maiara Walsh is the latest to gain regular status on ABC's "Desperate Housewives."

[07/08/09 - 03:56 PM]
'Warehouse 13' Opens Its Doors for Syfy Viewers as #1 Cable Program Tuesday Night
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 7.

[07/08/09 - 03:16 PM]
Launch of Original Series "10 Things I Hate About You" Becomes ABC Family's No. 1 Comedy Debut Ever
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 7.

[07/08/09 - 03:02 PM]
NBC Sends "Road Trip" to Mondays
The series will head to Mondays at 8:00/7:00c effective immediately with encores of "America's Got Talent" taking over on Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/08/09 - 02:56 PM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold Emmy and Golden Globe Winning Comedy "30 Rock" in Off-Network Syndication
In addition to Comedy Central, the series has been sold to the Fox Television Stations and Tribune Broadcasting stations in the nation's top markets.

[07/08/09 - 01:06 PM]
ABC Takes Second on Tuesday with Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 7.

[07/08/09 - 11:39 AM]
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Celebrity Editions Begin Friday, July 10, on Fox
Larry the Cable Guy, Jack Hanna, Star Jones, Bill Goldberg, Sugar Ray Leonard and Dean Cain are among the featured guests.

[07/08/09 - 10:16 AM]
Dollhouse Premieres Friday, September 25, on Fox
The network confirms its fall scheduling changes from yesterday.

[07/08/09 - 09:52 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Acquires Off-Net Rights to '30 Rock'
The all-comedy channel will launch the series with five seasons beginning in the fall of 2011.

[07/08/09 - 08:54 AM]
Bravo's 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' Premieres WeD. August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT
"Las Vegas has become a culinary destination - some of the world's best chefs and restaurants are here - so it's only fitting that our newest season was the best yet," said Tom Colicchio.

[07/08/09 - 08:42 AM]
Brits and Canucks and Comedy Central(R), Oh My! 'Fonejacker' Meets America and 'Kenny VS. Spenny' Makes a Welcome Return on Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 A.M.*
"Fonejacker" is a British prank show featuring "undercover video footage, Monty Python-esque animations and visual on-screen wordplay."

[07/08/09 - 08:24 AM]
CBS's Summer Hit "Big Brother" Returns on Multiple Platforms, Premiering Thursday, July 9
CBS details its ancillary offerings for the new season, including Twitter updates "from a production insider."

[07/08/09 - 08:20 AM]
Who Will Win in Chefs VS. City?
Food Network's latest original series bows Friday, August 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/08/09 - 07:05 AM]
Stars to Light Up the 2009 Espys Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson
Omar Epps, Seth Meyers, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto and Andy Samberg are among the featured presenters.

[07/08/09 - 06:59 AM]
TLC's Hit Series "Toddlers and Tiaras" Returns for the Crown
The new season launches Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/08/09 - 06:39 AM]
The Black Eyed Peas to Perform at "Teen Choice 2009" Monday, August 10, on Fox
Plus: a second wave of nominees is announced.

[07/07/09 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 7
Updates include: Andrea Bowen to return to ABC's "Desperate Housewives"; HBO to develop Jeffrey Eugenides's "Middlesex" as a series; and Jane Lynch to depart Starz's "Party Down."

[07/07/09 - 04:51 PM]
FOX Bumps "Dollhouse," "Truth" Back a Week
The network plans to encore "Glee's" season premiere on September 18, pushing "Dollhouse's" return to September 25.

[07/07/09 - 01:04 PM]
Pawn Star$ Premieres Sunday, July 19 at 10pm ET on History(Tm)
The series "takes viewers inside the doors of the only family-run pawnshop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men from the Harrison family amusingly clash while running the business together."

[07/07/09 - 01:03 PM]
VH1 and History(Tm) Unite to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock with an Original Documentary Event "Woodstock: Now & Then"
The two-hour documentary will premiere on Friday, August 14 at 9pm on VH1 and VH1 Classic and on Monday, August 17 at 8pm on History.

[07/07/09 - 12:50 PM]
NBC's Smash Hit Series 'America's Got Talent' Heats Up the Summer!
NBC spins the numbers for the series to date this season.

[07/07/09 - 12:17 PM]
ABC Places 2 of the Top 5 TV Programs During the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 29-July 5.

[07/07/09 - 12:16 PM]
ABC's Is No. 1 on Monday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 6.

[07/07/09 - 12:12 PM]
Ion Television's Second Quarter Primetime Viewership Grows Year Over Year Across Every Hour
ION spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.







  [july 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
Both series will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
A Roloff Wedding Wraps Up the Most Watched Season Ever of "Little People, Big World" with 1.9M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Moves to Tuesdays
Newcomer "Utopia" will now only air once a week: Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
E! Reunites the Most Outrageous Patients When "Botched Reunion: Show & Tell" Airs Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Maria Menounos hosts the two-part special, in which Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow reunite to look back at the nationwide success of the first season and welcome some of their most outrageous patients.

[10/01/14 - 01:53 PM]
NFL and DIRECTV Extend NFL SUNDAY TICKET in New Multi-Year Deal
The new agreement also expands DIRECTV's rights to stream NFL SUNDAY TICKET live on mobile devices and via broadband, known as NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV, as previously announced.

[10/01/14 - 01:01 PM]
AMC Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" Begins Production on Second Season
The show will film in and around Richmond, Virginia, including at two historic locations in Williamsburg; Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

[10/01/14 - 12:12 PM]
ESPN Extends Dick Vitale's Contract Through 2016-17
Vitale will call some of the season's top games across ESPN networks, including regular-season action primarily on ESPN and ESPN2 and the Men's Final Four for ESPN International.

[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Orders Comedy Pilot "Pariah"
Comedian Bill Burr stars in the project, about a volatile TV personality who is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
Holidays at Food Network Get Even Sweeter with New Series "Holiday Baking Championship"
Hosted by Bobby Deen, the series premieres Sunday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
National League Division Series Presented by Budweiser Coverage Begins Friday, Oct. 3 on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes
This week, MLB postseason coverage comes to FOX Sports 1 for the first time as America's new sports network is scheduled to televise up to eight games of the National League Division Series.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
"Tosh.0" to Debut Family-Friendly Episode Tuesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central
"Comedy isn't about being clean or dirty, it's about appealing to as wide an audience as possible so I can sell more tickets to my stand-up shows," said Tosh.

[10/01/14 - 10:07 AM]
AMC to Debut "Better Call Saul" Music Video This Sunday, October 5 at 7:15pm ET/PT During the Final Night of The "Breaking Bad" Binge
The song is performed by country artist Junior Brown.