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[06/29/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 29
Updates include: Joe Rogan to host NBC's "Fear Factor" revival; James Tupper joins ABC's "Revenge"; and Jennifer Finnigan to star in USA's "Wild Card."

[06/29/11 - 04:37 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Covert Affairs" Streak Hit Four Weeks
The USA drama has been Tuesday's most-watched cable original each week this month.

[06/29/11 - 03:26 PM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Celebrate "Sizzlin' Summer" With A Two-Night Premiere Event, Sunday, July 24 and Monday, July 25
"Wizards of Waverly Place," "Shake It Up," "Good Luck Charlie," "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil," "Pair of Kings," "Kickin' It" and "Zeke and Luther" are among the featured series.

[06/29/11 - 02:49 PM]
Shipshape Ratings for "Deadliest Catch"
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 28.

[06/29/11 - 02:48 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Season Six Debuts August 5 on Ovation
In addition, the network is producing original "extras" featuring the judges, dancers and choreographers.

[06/29/11 - 01:17 PM]
USA Gives You The Chance to Live Like a Lawyer with the "Suits" Legal Life Sweepstakes
Viewers can enter to win a first year law associate's annual salary in the amount of $125,000 cash.

[06/29/11 - 01:12 PM]
History(R) Revs Up for a New Season of "Top Gear" Sunday, July 24 at 10 PM ET/PT
Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara return as hosts of the U.S. edition.

[06/29/11 - 01:01 PM]
MTV Adds Two New Series to Its Monday Night Line-Up Beginning Monday, August 29: "Ridiculousness" and "Death Valley"
Both series will air back-to-back beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/29/11 - 12:56 PM]
Matt Lauer of "The Today Show" Guests on USA's "Royal Pains"
Lauer joins previously announced guest stars Tony Hale, Kyle Howard and Campbell Scott in the episode, scheduled to air on August 7.

[06/29/11 - 12:49 PM]
Bravo's Obsessive Compulsive House Flipper, Turns Interior Designer in the Fifth Season of "Flipping Out" Premiering Wednesday, July 6 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will subsequently move to Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning July 12.

[06/29/11 - 12:15 PM]
Warner Bros. to Throw "Key Party" at Comic-Con 2011
Nearly 40,000 branded room keys will be available to fans at 36 participating hotels.

[06/29/11 - 12:05 PM]
Academy Award Nominated Director Frank Darabont Appears in An All-New Episode of "Hollywood Treasure" Airing Wednesday, July 6 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on Syfy
Darabont has Joe Maddalena auction items from his personal collection in order to raise money for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.

[06/29/11 - 11:10 AM]
The Hub TV Network Presents The World Television Premiere Of Feature Film "Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove"
Beau Bridges and Bindi Irwin co-star in the film, from director Will Geiger.

[06/29/11 - 10:43 AM]
"To The Mat" Starring Ricky Schroder and Laura Bell Bundy Premieres Wednesday, August 17 on CMT
The film is the first made-for-television movie to be released as part of the "CMT Original Movies" franchise.

[06/29/11 - 10:11 AM]
Lifetime to Launch Compelling, New Scripted Series "Against the Wall" on July 31
Rachael Carpani, Treat Williams and Kathy Baker co-star in the series, from creator Annie Brunner.

[06/29/11 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Family Prepares Harry Potter Fans for When "It All Ends Here" With Network's "Harry Potter Weekend," Airing Thursday, July 7 Through Monday, July 11
The stunt will include airings of each of the first five films as well as exclusive never-before-seen footage of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2", which opens July 15.

[06/29/11 - 10:08 AM]
Disney Television Animation Set for National Press Club Panel Featuring "Phineas and Ferb" and "Fish Hooks"
The presentation, taking place on Wednesday, July 13, marks the National Press Club's first-ever animation panel.

[06/29/11 - 10:01 AM]
CBS Announces 2011-2012 Premiere Dates
The bulk of said lineup will launch during premiere week with "Survivor" on September 14 and "How to Be a Gentleman" on September 29.

[06/29/11 - 09:57 AM]
Discovery Channel Has Best Second Quarter Ever for Men 25-54
Discovery spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/11 - 09:52 AM]
Comedy Central: August 2011 Programming Highlights
New stand-up specials include "Michael Ian Black: Very Famous," "Lavell Crawford: Can A Brother Get Some Love?" and "Godfrey: Black By Accident."

[06/29/11 - 09:50 AM]
ABC's "101 Ways" and "Combat Hospital" Retain Nearly All of Their Week-Ago Debuts
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 28.

[06/29/11 - 08:41 AM]
MTV Delivers Sixth Consecutive Quarter of Growth
MTV spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/11 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Got Talent" Still Unstoppable
Meanwhile, ABC's new series "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" and "Combat Hospital" downtick in their second weeks.

[06/29/11 - 07:21 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Lost & Found" (ABC)

[06/29/11 - 07:20 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Apartment 23" (ABC)

[06/29/11 - 06:53 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights Two New Series for the 2012 Season - an Untitled Sketch Comedy From Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and "The Nick Show Kroll" Starring Nick Kroll
"I haven't seen either pilot yet, but I think so highly of the talent involved, I can't imagine the shows won't be great," said the network's Kent Alterman.

[06/29/11 - 06:32 AM]
BBC America Acquires the UK Original of Comedy "Free Agents"
NBC's domestic take airs on Wednesday nights at 8:30/7:30c this fall.

[06/29/11 - 06:15 AM]
First Wave of "Teen Choice 2011" Nominees Announced
FOX's annual summer event airs Sunday, August 7 as "Glee" tops the TV list with nine nominations.

[06/29/11 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Love in the Wild" Host Darren McMullen
NBC's new dating/competition series premieres tonight at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/29/11 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Necessary Roughness" Star Callie Thorne
She's joined by co-stars Marc Blucas, Scott Cohen and Andrea Anders in our chat about the new USA series.

[06/28/11 - 10:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 28
Updates include: Martin Short to visit "How I Met Your Mother"; "Lost's" Jack Bender joins FOX's "Alcatraz"; and Dev Patel joins Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot.

[06/28/11 - 06:44 PM]
Sprint Presents "The Voice" Live on Tour: Top 8 Finalists of the Most Successful New Television Show This Season Will Hit the Road Beginning July 27th
The Live Nation-promoted tour has confirmed six shows beginning in Los Angeles, with stops in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Boston and Wallingford.

[06/28/11 - 03:15 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Claims Top Honors
Plus: Showtime's "Weeds" and "The Big C" return down from last summer (1.262, 1.154 million viewers, respectively, on August 16).

[06/28/11 - 02:54 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Returns Hot for HBO
The show's fourth season launches up from last season's opener (5.097 million viewers, 2.9 adults 18-49 rating).

[06/28/11 - 02:45 PM]
MTV and BET to Unveil the Musical and Artistic Journey to Beyonce's New Album, "4," With World Premiere Half-Hour TV Special, "Beyonce: Year of 4" on Thursday, June 30th at 7 PM ET/PT
Viewers will also be able to watch encore presentations on VH1 and Palladia at 7:30 PM ET/PT.

[06/28/11 - 02:24 PM]
Nickelodeon Closes 2Q11 as Top Cable Net; "iCarly" Ranks as Basic Cable's Top Entertainment Program for the Quarter
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 01:14 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Posts June Growth in Prime and Total Day and Marks Fourth Consecutive Week of Gains in Primetime Versus Year Ago
OWN spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26 and the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 01:12 PM]
History(R) Makes History in 2Q
History spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 12:20 PM]
With June Highs, Disney Channel Sweeps Prime and Total Day in Target Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of June and the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 12:19 PM]
Record Programming Drives Disney XD to its No. 1 Quarter Ever in 2Q11
Disney XD spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 11:47 AM]
CMT Wrangles "Texas Women" Premiering Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 P.M., ET/PT
The series gives viewers "an unexpected and exciting peek inside the lives of four young, gorgeous, and sassy women who work and play in the Lone Star State."

[06/28/11 - 11:21 AM]
Lifetime to Premiere Explosive New Docu-Series "Dance Moms" on Wednesday, July 13
The newcomer, previously tapped for Thursday nights at 9:00/8:00c, will now air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/28/11 - 11:21 AM]
The Drama's Bigger in Texas With the Premiere of Bravo's "Most Eligible Dallas" - Sexy New Series Premieres August 15 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: the cable channel details the cast of the upcoming original series.

[06/28/11 - 11:14 AM]
FOX Ranked #1 Among Young Men Last Week with Original Episodes of "Masterchef" and "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/11 - 11:09 AM]
Original Series and Record-Breaking Coverage of the 2011 NBA Playoffs Drove TNT to Rank as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime
Turner spins the TNT, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, truTV and TBS numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 10:57 AM]
ESPN Announces Sponsors for 2011 ESPY Awards
Seth Meyers once again hosts the event, airing live on Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/28/11 - 10:41 AM]
TNT NASCAR Summer Series Coverage Averaging Nearly 5.1 Million Viewers Through First Three Weeks of Coverage
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/28/11 - 10:36 AM]
Discovery Renews "Dual Survival" for a Third Season
The series wraps its sophomore run this Friday, July 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/28/11 - 10:36 AM]
ABC Claims 6 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/11 - 10:25 AM]
"The Voice" Is #1 for the Week of June 20-26 in Adults 18-49 and "America's Got Talent" Is #1 in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.







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