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[06/09/11 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 9
Updates include: MTV cancels "Skins"; Danny Glover joins FOX's "Touch"; and Robin Wright in talks for Kevin Spacey-led "House of Cards."

[06/09/11 - 11:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Exit Strategy" (FOX)

[06/09/11 - 11:38 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Family Album" (FOX)

[06/09/11 - 10:01 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Top 20 Finalists Revealed
On Wednesday, June 15, the Top 20 dance for the judges and America on the season's first two-hour live performance show.

[06/09/11 - 04:17 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Penultimate Episode Brings the Heat With 1.25 Million Total Viewers and Season High in Adults 18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 8.

[06/09/11 - 03:54 PM]
The "2011 CMT Music Awards" Wins With Fans On-Air and Online
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 8.

[06/09/11 - 03:36 PM]
Exclusive: NBC Bumps "Friends With Benefits" to Fridays Starting August 5
The news comes just one day after announcing a Saturday, June 25 debut date.

[06/09/11 - 03:31 PM]
NBC and Columbia Records Announce Deal for Recording Rights to Soundtrack of Network's New Musical Drama "Smash"
Plus: series star Katharine McPhee also signed a solo recording deal with Columbia Records.

[06/09/11 - 01:13 PM]
Food Network Celebrates Summer With New Series "Tough Cookies" (WT), Premiering Monday, July 11th at 10PM ET/PT
The series follows sisters Susan Adair and Linda Blank and their family as they run Crazy Susan's Cookie Company in Ocean City, New Jersey.

[06/09/11 - 11:53 AM]
Disney Channel Announces Start of Production on "Jessie," A New Comedy Series Starring Debby Ryan
She plays "an idealistic teen from rural Texas who moves to New York City and becomes a nanny for a high-profile couple with four kids."

[06/09/11 - 11:52 AM]
Statement from the ABC Television Network on the 2011 Upfront Negotiations
"ABC has concluded its upfront negotiations, achieving significant increases in pricing," reads the statement.

[06/09/11 - 11:31 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Finishes for the Late-Night Ratings Week of May 30-June 3
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 30-June 3.

[06/09/11 - 11:30 AM]
Global Hit Animated Series "Winx Club" Comes to Nickelodeon, Starting Monday, June 27, at 8 P.M.
Keke Palmer, Matt Shively, Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande are among the voice talent.

[06/09/11 - 11:17 AM]
Fox Broadcasting Company, Syco Television and FremantleMedia Aannounc Chevrolet as Official Automotive Sponsor of "The X Factor"
The sponsorship includes in-show integrations, season-long organic product placement and an off-air marketing partnership.

[06/09/11 - 10:57 AM]
Hip-Hop Triumphantly Returns to the Unplugged Stage With "MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged" Set to Premiere Sunday, June 12th at 9pm ET/PT on MTV2, MTV and MTV.com
Check out preview clips of Wayne's "Hail Mary" and "6 Foot, 7 Foot" performances.

[06/09/11 - 10:52 AM]
TV Veteran William Shatner Guest Stars on USA's "Psych"
He'll play Frank O'Hara, the estranged father of Maggie Lawson's character, a charming con man.

[06/09/11 - 10:31 AM]
TNT and Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. Announce Worldwide Launch of Epic Alien Invasion Series "Falling Skies," Debuting in More Than 75 Countries
The series will be seen in more than 75 countries and markets, including Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Canada, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

[06/09/11 - 10:28 AM]
International Cast Heats Up "Magic City" Starz's Newest Hour-Long Original Drama Premiering Early 2012
Said ensemble includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Jessica Marais, Steven Strait, Christian Cooke, Elena Satine, Kelly Lynch and Danny Huston.

[06/09/11 - 08:41 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Split Adults 18-49 Crown
NBC's "America's Got Talent" however is the top program in the key demographic.

[06/09/11 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Scores its Best Young Adult Numbers in 1 Year
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 30-June 3.

[06/09/11 - 08:37 AM]
Bravo's Comedy Queen Kathy Griffin Brings Down the House in "Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down!" Premiering Wednesday, June 22 at 9PM ET/PT
Said hour was taped before a live, sold-old out crowd at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston.

[06/09/11 - 08:27 AM]
Discovery Fit & Health Greenlights Full Season of Hit Special "Facing Trauma"
Five additional one-hour episodes will begin airing in the fourth quarter of 2011.

[06/09/11 - 07:27 AM]
Debbie Reynolds Appears in An All-New Episode of "Hollywood Treasure" Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on Syfy
Reynolds pioneered movie prop and costume collecting nearly 50 years ago, amassing the largest private collection in the world.

[06/08/11 - 10:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 8
Updates include: Leeza Gibbons to host "America Now"; CBS orders new Rob Schneider pilot; and more details on "Castle's" off-network sale to TNT.

[06/08/11 - 10:21 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Other People's Kids" (ABC)

[06/08/11 - 10:20 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Suburgatory" (ABC)

[06/08/11 - 05:23 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Covert Affairs" Returns as Most-Watched Program
The USA original however falls short of Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" among adults 18-49.

[06/08/11 - 03:34 PM]
Josh Lucas to Star in NBC's New Legal Drama "The Firm," Based on the Feature Film and Bestseller by World-Renowned Novelist John Grisham
He'll play Mitchell McDeere (the role originated by Tom Cruise in the film) in the series, which picks up McDeere's story about a decade after the events of the novel and film.

[06/08/11 - 03:04 PM]
Exclusive: NBC to Burn Off "Friends With Benefits" on Saturdays Beginning June 25
Back-to-back episodes of the shelved midseason comedy will air starting at 8:00/7:00c each week.

[06/08/11 - 02:39 PM]
"Deadliest Catch": The King (Crab) of the Ratings Heap... Again!
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 7.

[06/08/11 - 01:31 PM]
TNT Acquires Hit Crime Drama "Castle"
Seasons one and two will begin airing in summer 2012 on the cable channel.

[06/08/11 - 12:51 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Offers Online Voting for First Time Ever at FOX.com/Dance
Online voting begins immediately after the first performance show airing Wednesday, June 15.

[06/08/11 - 12:23 PM]
Gordon Ramsay Travels to South East Asia This July on BBC America
The four-part "Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape" will premiere Tuesday, July 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/08/11 - 11:55 AM]
Exclusive: FOX to Run "Hell's Kitchen" Through September 19, Plus August Finale Dates
We've managed to learn some new details about FOX's summer schedule for August and beyond.

[06/08/11 - 11:49 AM]
E! Entertainment Special - "30 Seconds To Stardom: Commercials' Most Famous Faces" Premieres June 15th at 10pm ET/PT on E!
The special profiles actors Jonathan Goldsmith, Farris Patton and Sacheen Padilla, among others.

[06/08/11 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Announces Premiere for New Alternative Series "It's Worth What?" Beginning Tuesday, July 12 With Host Cedric "The Entertainer"
The game show, which has a top prize of $1 million, taps into America's curiosity for cost and value.

[06/08/11 - 11:07 AM]
TLC Orders New Pilot "High Stakes Sweepers"
The one-hour special tells the stories die-hard "sweepers," who spend up to 60 hours per week searching for forms, buying products, and testing their luck in thousands of contests.

[06/08/11 - 10:25 AM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Goes Untouched
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," MTV's "Teen Wolf" are no match for the History juggernaut.

[06/08/11 - 10:23 AM]
Sugarland to Reunite Joplin, Mo. Family at The "2011 CMT Music Awards" on Wednesday, June 8
Unable to share more than a few hours together since the storms, the family will reunite to be part of Sugarland's performance.

[06/08/11 - 10:19 AM]
First Look at AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 2
"It's great to be shooting again," said Frank Darabont. "I think we've embarked on a great season."

[06/08/11 - 10:15 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "I Married a Mobster" Breaks Code of Silence as The Wives of "Family Members" Share Their Side of the Story
The 10-episode series will follow "Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?" on Wednesday nights beginning July 13.

[06/08/11 - 10:00 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "MTV Movie Awards" Overshadow Originals
HBO's "Game of Throne" nevertheless hits another series high.

[06/08/11 - 09:45 AM]
Cristian de la Fuente to Guest Star on Syfy's "Haven"
He'll play a straight-laced, conservative, mild-mannered banker who we discover is hiding a dark and shocking double life.

[06/08/11 - 09:07 AM]
FOX Announces Updates to Summer Schedule
Among the changes: "Masterchef" encores to kick off Monday nights, plus "Buried Treasure" to launch Wednesday, August 24.

[06/08/11 - 09:02 AM]
"60 Minutes" Gains Viewers in a Season Marked by News-Making Investigations, Big Interviews and Timely Reporting
CBS spins the numbers for the series for the season to date.

[06/08/11 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Television Distribution is Tops in Daytime With the Top 3 Shows of the May Sweep: "Judge Judy," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Dr. Phil"
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[06/08/11 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "AGT," "Voice" Get Dinged Against Game 4
Both of NBC's summer entries take a hit against ABC's NBA Finals coverage.

[06/08/11 - 08:23 AM]
"Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip," Visiting America's Newest Citizens, Debuts July 4 in Celebration of Independence Day, Exclusively on HBO
Director Alexandra Pelosi's companion book of the same name is now available at major retailers.

[06/08/11 - 07:49 AM]
NBA Finals Game 4 on ABC Highest-Rated Program of the Night with 11.1 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for its NBA coverage on ABC for Tuesday, June 7.

[06/08/11 - 07:05 AM]
Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic to Co-Host The 2011 Miss USA(R) Pageant on NBC Sunday, June 19
Joining them will be one of the hosts of E!'s "Fashion Police," Kelly Osbourne, who will provide skybox color commentary.







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