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[07/14/09 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 14
Updates include: Steven Weber and Ben Schnetzer arrive in "Happy Town" at ABC; "Modern Family's" Jason Winer set up at 20th; and Eliza Coupe is upped to regular on ABC's "Scrubs."

[07/14/09 - 04:16 PM]
Second Season of Discovery Channel's Pitchmen Is a Go
Plus: PITCHMAN: A TRIBUTE TO BILLY MAYS will re-air Friday, July 24 at 10PM ET/PT.

[07/14/09 - 03:39 PM]
ABC Family Ranks as Cable's No. 1 Network in Prime in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, July 13.

[07/14/09 - 03:35 PM]
Home Run Derby Wins the Night for Espn; Third Best Rating of 2009
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, July 13.

[07/14/09 - 01:57 PM]
USA Top Cable Network - Royal Pains & Burn Notice Beat Broadcast
USA spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/14/09 - 01:45 PM]
TNT Recruits Marketing the Weinstein Company for Dark Blue Premiere
As the exclusive movie studio sponsor for the premiere episode, The Weinstein Company will highlight their upcoming film "Inglourious Basterds."

[07/14/09 - 12:35 PM]
Emmy and Sag Award Winner Eric Mccormack to Guest Star on Multiple Episodes of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" This Fall
He'll play "a therapist who shares office space with Christine's brother, Matthew (Hamish Linklater), and begins a complicated therapist/love interest relationship with Christine."

[07/14/09 - 12:34 PM]
Csi: The Experience Adds a New Home on the World Famous Las Vegas Strip
The popular interactive exhibit will open this summer at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip for the first time.

[07/14/09 - 12:18 PM]
ABC Family Is the Week's No. 1 Cable Network in Prime in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/14/09 - 12:08 PM]
Only CBS Has Grown Its Audience from Last Summer
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/14/09 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Is the Only Net with Week-To-Week Gains in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/14/09 - 12:06 PM]
ABC's Leads Monday Night in Adults 18-49 for the 3rd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 13.

[07/14/09 - 12:04 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Ranks #1 in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers for a Third Week in a Row
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/14/09 - 11:44 AM]
Primetime Emmy(R) Award Winner Kathy Griffin to Host the 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards
The show will air as a two-hour special on E! Entertainment Television.

[07/14/09 - 10:51 AM]
CBS to Participate in Comcast's on Demand Online Nationwide Trial
The new service will "significantly expand the number of top-rated TV shows available online and across platforms at no additional charge to Comcast's cable customers."

[07/14/09 - 10:38 AM]
Reelzchannel Premieres New Series "Twilight Weekly: Spotlight" and Expands Role as Go-To Source for Twilight Saga Lovers
The debut episode, featuring cast interviews and special coverage from TwiCon, airs Monday, August 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/14/09 - 09:26 AM]
NBC.com's 'The Office' Offers More Digital Features Than Ever This Summer
New digital features include allowing fans to follow Twitter conversations between Kelly Kapoor (@IAmKellyFierce) and Ryan Howard (@veRY_ANgelic).

[07/14/09 - 08:44 AM]
Comedy Central Roasters RevealeD... Rivers in for a Rippin'
Brad Garrett, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo, Jeffrey Ross, Lily Tomlin, Mario Cantone, Richard Belzer, Robin Quivers and Whitney Cummings are all set to appear.

[07/14/09 - 08:17 AM]
Season Five of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" in Production, and Everyone's Talking About the New Housewife in Town - Alexis Bellino
Returning for season five are Housewives Tamra Barney, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Gretchen Rossi.

[07/14/09 - 07:08 AM]
Russell Brand Is Back! the Controversial Comedian Returns to Host the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" as MTV Takes Over New York City on September 13, 2009 at 9pm ET/PT
"This year will be a controversy free festival of love and discrete orgasms," said Russell Brand.

[07/14/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 and VH1 Classic Premiere New Five-Part Week-Long Iconic Series 'Lords of the Revolution' Starts Monday, August 10 at 8pm*
Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, The Black Panthers, Timothy Leary, and Cheech and Chong are among the featured topics.

[07/14/09 - 12:21 AM]
Interview: "Saving Grace" Creator Nancy Miller

[07/14/09 - 12:19 AM]
Interview: "Miami Social" Co-Stars Hardy Hill & Katrina Campins

[07/13/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 13
Updates include: Ryan Seacrest inks massive overall deal with 19 Entertainment; "Parenthood's" Maura Tierney speaks about her health issue; and Susan Sarandon and John Goodman join HBO's biopic of Jack Kevorkian.

[07/13/09 - 03:13 PM]
Syfy Continues Ratings Roll as Season 3.5 Premiere of Eureka Scores 2.6 Million Total Viewers in New 9-10pm Friday Time Period
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, July 10.

[07/13/09 - 02:12 PM]
LaTV Fest: Steve Levitan on the Future of Network Comedy

[07/13/09 - 01:53 PM]
Lifetime Digital Launches 'Project Runway' Show Site on MylifetimE.com
The series will make its much-anticipated debut on Lifetime Television Thursday, August 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/13/09 - 01:42 PM]
Home Box Office and Comcast to Launch Hbo(R) and Cinemax(R) on Broadband for the First Time Nationally Through on Demand Online
On Demand Online is "a new service that will significantly expand the number of top-rated TV choices available online to Comcast cable customers free of charge."

[07/13/09 - 01:35 PM]
Lifetime Television's All-New Comedic Drama 'Drop Dead Diva' Posts Network's Highest Premiere Ratings Across Key Demographics Since 2007 Debut of Army Wives
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, July 12.

[07/13/09 - 01:22 PM]
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Cast Is Announced Featuring Notable Fighters Kimbo Slice, Former Ifl Champion Roy Nelson, Former Ufc Contender Wes Sims and Four Former NFL Players
The landmark 10th season of the groundbreaking series will premiere Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/13/09 - 01:09 PM]
FX Orders Six Episodes of Animated Comedy Series "Archer" (Working Title)
The newcomer features the voices of Jon Benjamin, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer and Jessica Walter.

[07/13/09 - 10:35 AM]
VH1 Gets 'Live & Loud' with Some of the Summer's Biggest Rock Tours Including Def Leppard and Poison, the Fray, Nickelback and Creed Beginning Friday, July 17
The series will "present a rare, music lover's perspective on these shows, delivering full, live performances of three songs from the tour featured in each episode."

[07/13/09 - 10:23 AM]
Medium, "Smallville" Repeats Tee Up Fall Changes
"Smallville" will head to Fridays at 8:00/7:00c starting July 31 while "Medium" will make the switch to CBS on Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/13/09 - 10:11 AM]
Neil Patrick Harris to Host the "61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Live, Sunday, SepT. 20 on the CBS Television Network
"After having had such a hoot hosting the Tonys, I was thrilled to get the call about the Primetime Emmys," said Harris.

[07/13/09 - 09:12 AM]
Exclusive: FOX to "Sit Down" in Late Night This Fall
New episodes of the series, which lasted just four weeks earlier this year, will air Saturday nights at midnight/11:00c starting September 12.

[07/13/09 - 06:45 AM]
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to Produce and Direct "The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice" Airing Thursday, January 14, on Fox
The special will "document how the world sees THE SIMPSONS and how the Simpson family has seen the world for two decades."

[07/13/09 - 06:36 AM]
TLC Pulls the Trigger on a Compelling New Series Documenting the Fast-Paced Lives of the Police Women of Broward County
The 10-part series premieres Thursday, August 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/13/09 - 12:01 AM]
LaTV Fest Addendum: Staffing Or Bust

[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.







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[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
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[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
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Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
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[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
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[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
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[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
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