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[06/01/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 1
Updates include: Josh Lucas to topline NBC's "The Firm"; Andrea Anders to recur on USA's "Necessary Roughness"; and Joe Port, Joe Wiseman land overall deal at 20th.

[06/01/11 - 03:40 PM]
"American Chopper" Rides the Road to Success Among Men
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, May 30.

[06/01/11 - 03:29 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Game of Thrones" Shares Demo Crown
The HBO drama however ties its series low among adults 18-49.

[06/01/11 - 02:19 PM]
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner to Present Viewers with the First Footage of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" During The "2011 MTV Movie Awards"
Jason Sudeikis hosts the event, airing live this Sunday from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.

[06/01/11 - 02:04 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Hallelujah" (ABC)

[06/01/11 - 02:03 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Last Man Standing" (ABC)

[06/01/11 - 02:02 PM]
truTV Scores Best May Ever with Adults and Men
truTV spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 02:01 PM]
TNT Breaks Ratings Record for Biggest Month in Cable History
TNT spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 01:37 PM]
Manly May Ratings Flower for Discovery Channel
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 01:18 PM]
Chiller Announces Start of Production for "Steve Niles' Remains"
Grant Bowler, Lance Reddick, Miko Hughes and Tawny Cypress star in the network's second original movie.

[06/01/11 - 01:08 PM]
Beth Roberts Named COO of Universal Cable Productions and EVP, Business Affairs, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios
In her new capacity, Roberts will assume operational responsibilities for the strategic and financial growth of Universal Cable Productions.

[06/01/11 - 01:07 PM]
Nickelodeon Is May's Top Cable Net, Led by "Victorious" and "SpongeBob SquarePants" Across All Demos
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 12:02 PM]
Syfy Names Scott Vila to Newly Created Position of Vice President, Current Programming, Scripted
Vila will be responsible for "Warehouse 13," the network's highest rated show, as well as "Haven" and "Being Human."

[06/01/11 - 11:58 AM]
Disney XD Records its Best May Ever in Total Day and Prime
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 11:57 AM]
Disney Channel Delivers its Biggest May Ever in Total Day and Prime
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 11:50 AM]
Investigation Discovery Continues Reign as America's Fastest Growing Network in Television
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 11:38 AM]
FOX Wins Final Week of Broadcast Season, Kicks Off Summer With Most-Watched "So You Think You Can Dance" Premiere in Four Years
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 23-29.

[06/01/11 - 11:28 AM]
ABC Family Posts its Best May Ever in Prime and Total Day
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 10:51 AM]
The HUB TV Network Generates "Truly Outrageous" Record Ratings With Holiday Weekend Sneak Peek Preview of Summer Programming
The Hub spins the numbers for the week of May 23-29.

[06/01/11 - 10:50 AM]
NBC's "America's Got Talent" Attracts Its Biggest Overall Viewership Ever for a Season Debut, While "The Voice" Hits a Series High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 31.

[06/01/11 - 10:49 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner Reese Witherspoon to Be Honored With The "MTV Generation Award" at "2011 MTV Movie Awards"
Past recipients include Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

[06/01/11 - 10:48 AM]
"The Voice" and "The Biggest Loser" Pace NBC for the Week of May 23-29
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 23-29.

[06/01/11 - 10:47 AM]
Parents' Choice Foundation Honors The Hub TV Network With Three Awards for Quality Children's Programming
"Family Game Night," "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series" and "The WotWots" were among the honored series.

[06/01/11 - 10:41 AM]
TLC Starts Summer Strong With "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding"
TLC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 29.

[06/01/11 - 10:32 AM]
Bravo Delivers Most Watched May in Network's History Among All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/11 - 10:29 AM]
Disney Channel's "Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off - 'Shake It Up' Edition" Gives Kids the Opportunity to Showcase Their Skills in Its First-Ever Talent Competition Exclusively for Kids and Tweens
Production began this month on the show's second season with Jeff Strauss joining Rob Lotterstein as an executive producer.

[06/01/11 - 10:11 AM]
IFC's New Original Travel Series "Young, Broke & Beautiful" Premieres June 24 at 11:00PM ET/PT
The series follows acclaimed travel writer/blogger Stuart Schuffman, aka "Broke-Ass Stuart," as he travels the country.

[06/01/11 - 09:47 AM]
Comedy Central: July 2011 Programming Highlights
New specials include "Christopher Titus: Neverlution" and "John Pinette: Still Hungry."

[06/01/11 - 09:47 AM]
Monday Night's Premiere of VH1's "Single Ladies" and "Basketball Wives" Season Three Propel Network to Highest Rated Night Since October 2009
VH1 spins the numbers for Monday, May 30.

[06/01/11 - 09:44 AM]
"I Kid With Brad Garrett" to Premiere Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00/7:00c on TLC
The series, from Ryan Seacrest Productions, will launch with back-to-back episodes.

[06/01/11 - 09:31 AM]
Ovation Tops the Charts This July With "American Revolutionaries: The Hitmakers"
Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley and Madonna are among the featured artists during the July 1-24 event.

[06/01/11 - 09:21 AM]
ABC Airs 7 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49, More Than Any Other Net
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 23-29.

[06/01/11 - 09:09 AM]
Rome Hartman Named Executive Producer of New NBC News Primetime Newsmagazine
The new broadcast, hosted by Brian Williams, will feature the talent of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC top correspondents and trusted anchors.

[06/01/11 - 08:56 AM]
NBA Finals Game 1 on ABC Delivers Highest Overnight Rating Since 2004
ESPN spins the numbers for its NBA coverage on ABC for Tuesday, May 31.

[06/01/11 - 08:52 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Narrowly Tops NBC in Demos
NBC's "America's Got Talent" returns up an impressive 17% from last summer's launch.

[06/01/11 - 08:14 AM]
MTV2 Announces Its Biggest Summer Ever Feeding the Passion Points of Young Men with Music, Cars and Ridiculous Action
New series include "Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge" and "The DUB Magazine Project."

[06/01/11 - 08:04 AM]
Production Begins on Hallmark Channel's New Series Starring Chef Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril's Table"
The daily cooking show will premiere Monday, September 26 on the cable channel.

[06/01/11 - 07:12 AM]
Syfy's "Ghost Hunters," #1 Paranormal Franchise in Cable Renewed for Season 8
20 all-new episodes for season eight are slated to premiere on Syfy in 2012.

[06/01/11 - 06:17 AM]
Lea Thompson Stars In "The Cabin" Premiering July 30 On Hallmark Movie Channel
Steven Brand also stars in the project, about two divorced strangers who are forced to share the same cabin with their kids in Scotland.

[05/31/11 - 11:05 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Southland's" Ben McKenzie
Part five of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[05/31/11 - 11:04 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Southland's" Regina King
Part four of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[05/31/11 - 11:03 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Southland's" Shawn Hatosy
Part three of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[05/31/11 - 11:02 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Southland's" Michael Cudlitz
Part two of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[05/31/11 - 11:01 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Southland's" Christopher Chulack
Part one of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media.

[05/31/11 - 10:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 31
Updates include: Sam Waterston joins Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama pilot; and Brillstein Entertainment Partners sticks with ABC Studios.

[05/31/11 - 07:39 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "Smackdown" Kicks Off Holiday Weekend as Most-Watched
History's "American Restoration" however shares the demo crown on Friday.

[05/31/11 - 05:39 PM]
Morena Baccarin Joins the Cast of Showtime's New Drama Series "Homeland"
She'll take over for Laura Fraser as the "intrepid and complicated wife" of Damian Lewis's character.

[05/31/11 - 03:49 PM]
NBC Live Expands Fan Engagement With Audience Voting and the Addition of NBC's Summer Series "America's Got Talent" and "Love Bites"
The companion viewing tool offers fans a place to interact in a moderated social stream.

[05/31/11 - 03:06 PM]
ABC Adds "Beyond Belief" to Summer Slate
The newsmagazine will launch Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the Alphabet.

[05/31/11 - 03:00 PM]
Video: TeenNick's "Degrassi" Returns With Season 11 Promo
The series returns telenovela-style this July for seven straight weeks, Monday thru Thursday.







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[06/02/15 - 09:09 AM]
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Each episode of "He Shed, She Shed" will follow two homeowners, friends or neighbors in the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown - as they build and design a unique he-shed and she-shed.

[06/02/15 - 09:08 AM]
Adult Swim Prescribes Another Season of "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm happy," said Corddry. "After our season six cliff hanger, people will be dying for us to turn our backs on the notion of series continuity even more."

[06/02/15 - 08:59 AM]
"Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014," A Thought-Provoking Look at the Lives and Untimely Deaths of People Killed by Gun Violence in America, Debuts June 22, Exclusively on HBO
The film details victims' lives in the moments leading up to the shootings and shows how each death reverberates in the lives of others.

[06/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
Award-Winning Film Director, Producer, Writer and Actor Eli Roth to Host "Shark Week's" Hit Late-Night Talk Show "Shark After Dark"
The new season airs Sunday, July 5 to Thursday, July 9 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on Discovery.

[06/02/15 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops NBC in Tight Demo Race of Originals
The Alphabet's "The Whispers" opens up 25% from the season premiere of "Mistresses" a year ago.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of New Discovery Channel Series "Killing Fields"
The series will reveal the deep history attached to isolated and idyllic areas in America that are killing fields - locations where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
CMT Adds Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band to Its Growing Roster of Performers for 2015 "CMT Music Awards" Live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan.

[06/02/15 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Orders "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" to Series and a One-Hour Stand-Up Special
"I'm deeply touched that Comedy Central has decided to fulfill my Make-A-Wish dream of hosting a comedy show about sex. My parents are very proud (of my sister, who is a teacher)," said Glaser.

[06/02/15 - 07:54 AM]
Ovation TV Green-Lights New Original Series for the Fall: "Art Breakers"
The series features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk.

[06/02/15 - 06:01 AM]
Dwyane Wade to Join ABC "NBA Countdown" Team during The Finals
Wade, who has played in the previous four NBA Finals on ABC, will contribute insights and analysis during pre-game and halftime shows for Games 2 and 3, and again for Games 6 and 7, if necessary.

[06/01/15 - 03:25 PM]
"Homeland" Recruits New Assets for Season Five
They'll join returning series stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin.

[06/01/15 - 03:04 PM]
Luke Mitchell Joins "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as Series Regular
First introduced last season as a member of the Inhuman tribe led by Agent Skye's mother, Jiaying, Lincoln possesses the ability to generate and wield electricity.

[06/01/15 - 02:35 PM]
After Record Ratings Growth, Logo Announces Greenlight of New Series "Food to Get You Laid" with Sexy Celebrity Chef Ronnie Woo and 'Ru-vealing' Season of "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Also on tap is a new season of "Secret Guide to Fabulous" beginning Sunday, July 26.

[06/01/15 - 02:21 PM]
ESPN Extends Support of Special Olympics' Global Initiative to Promote Social Inclusion and Acceptance through Sports
To date, ESPN has invested nearly $5 million in financial and in-kind support.

[06/01/15 - 02:09 PM]
Animal Planet's "Monster Week" Scared Up Monster Ratings, Bolstered by "The Cannibal in the Jungle" and "River Monsters"
Animal Planet further spins the numbers for May 17-25.