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    [tuesday, july 05, 2011]    
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[07/05/11 - 11:12 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Weekends at Bellevue" (FOX)

[07/05/11 - 11:11 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Little in Common" (FOX)

[07/05/11 - 10:56 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 5
Updates include: NBC's "Chelsea" cuts three actors; FOX's "Breaking In" still alive through November 15; and Elizabeth Hurley books role on The CW's "Gossip Girl."

[07/05/11 - 03:06 PM]
"Dual Survival" Ends the Season on a High Note, Delivering a Number One Night for Discovery Channel
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, July 1.

[07/05/11 - 02:36 PM]
TLC Digs Into a New Season of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" - Premieres Sunday, July 10th at 9PM (ET/PT)
The show's third season kicks off with the first of nine new episodes.

[07/05/11 - 01:29 PM]
Cast of Animal Planet's Hit Series "Whale Wars" Reconvene in Reunion Special to Dive Deeper on the Issues and Action
Lisa Ling hosts the one-hour special, premiering Friday, August 12 after the season finale.

[07/05/11 - 01:08 PM]
CBS News "48 Hours Mystery" Will Air Prime Time Special Tonight "Casey Anthony: Judgment Day"
Troy Roberts serves as the principal correspondent for the special, airing at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/05/11 - 12:21 PM]
"Big Brother" Premieres July 7 on the CBS Television Network... As Well As Online, On Showtime(R) and On New Mobile Platforms
The Eye details the various ancillary offerings for the new season.

[07/05/11 - 10:51 AM]
The Drama and Deception Is Doubled in the New ABC Family Original Series, "The Lying Game," Premiering on Monday, August 15th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Alexandra Chando toplines the series, based on the novels of the same name.

[07/05/11 - 10:50 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Expedition Impossible" Host Dave Salmoni to Take Place on Thursday, July 7
Salmoni, who will be up on Twitter at @davesalmoni, will answer questions during the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[07/05/11 - 10:20 AM]
"Macy's Fourth of July" Special Scores Its Highest 18-49 Rating in Four Years and Biggest Overall Viewership in 11 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 4.

[07/05/11 - 09:30 AM]
"Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" Wins Time Period in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, July 4.

[07/05/11 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Macy's Fireworks Hits 11-Year High in Viewers
NBC's annual special also hits a four-year high among adults 18-49.

[07/05/11 - 08:26 AM]
Peter Davison and Dominic Rowan Join Season 3 Cast of BBC America's "Law & Order: UK"
The new season premieres Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/05/11 - 07:55 AM]
ESPN Acquires All Wimbledon Live U.S. TV Rights Including Singles Finals
The 12-year agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club begins in 2012.

[07/05/11 - 07:16 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Locks Up Charlie Sheen! Network Announces the "Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen" to Tape on Saturday, September 10 in Los Angeles
The roast will then premiere on Comedy Central on Monday, September 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/04/11 - 09:54 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Comedies Take Demo Crown
NBC's "The Marriage Ref" and FOX's one-hour "Family Guy" encore share top adults 18-49 honors.

[07/04/11 - 09:53 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Cops" Win Low-Key Holiday Race
CBS is the most-watched network, averaging just above three million viewers.

[07/04/11 - 09:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Kicks Off Holiday Weekend With Demo Win
NBC gets bumped to second place in the key demo while CBS is the most-watched network.

[07/01/11 - 10:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 1
Updates include: Darren Criss, Harry Shum Jr. in, Chord Overstreet out on FOX's "Glee"; and Richard T. Jones lands arc on CBS's "Hawaii Five-0."

[07/01/11 - 05:58 PM]
Bravo Banishes "Platinum Hit" to Friday Nights
The series drew just 397,000 viewers in its most recent airing on Monday, June 27.

[07/01/11 - 03:42 PM]
Can You Cheat Death? "The Indestructibles" Investigates the Science Behind Miraculous Survival Stories Captured on Tape Saturday, July 16, on FOX
The network plans to showcase back-to-back episodes the National Geographic series, which launches on said channel Sunday, July 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/01/11 - 02:11 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: USA Originals Dinged as "Swamp People" Stays Strong
"Suits" is down 25% from last week's premiere among adults 18-49 (1.6) as "Burn Notice" takes a similar tumble (1.7).

[07/01/11 - 01:04 PM]
The CW Adds "Shedding for the Wedding," "Plain Jane" Repeats to Summer Schedule
"Hellcats," "Smallville" to depart lineup while "Gossip Girl," "90210" and "Nikita" will assume their fall time periods.

[07/01/11 - 11:44 AM]
NBC.com Rolls Out New "Summer Videopalooza" for Fans to Catch Up With Their Favorite NBC Shows from Last Season and to Score Points for Rewards in Popular "Fan It" Program
In addition, the "Perfect Couples" will feature two never-seen-before episodes.

[07/01/11 - 11:40 AM]
Country Music Superstar Martina McBride to Replace Lionel Richie as Musical Guest on the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," Live Monday, July 4 on CBS
Richie, who has been completing his upcoming album as well as performing back-to-back concerts, is suffering from strained vocal cords and is unable to perform.

[07/01/11 - 11:23 AM]
"Wilfred" and "Louie" Hold Up in Week 2
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, June 30.

[07/01/11 - 10:53 AM]
TNT's "Leverage" and "Falling Skies" Show Strength in Live + 3
TNT further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[07/01/11 - 10:42 AM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Snaps "Franklin & Bash" Streak
The USA original claims the top spot in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/01/11 - 09:43 AM]
ABC's New Thursday Line-Up Wins All 3 Hours in Prime for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 30.

[07/01/11 - 08:48 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Again Despite Declines
Newcomer "Expedition Impossible" dips over 20% from its debut audience among adults 18-49.

[07/01/11 - 07:52 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Smothered" (ABC)

[07/01/11 - 07:51 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Scandal" (ABC)

[06/30/11 - 10:34 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Eliminated Couple Following Tonight's Results Show
Part six of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:33 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Mary Murphy Following Tonight's Results Show
Part five of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:32 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Nigel Lythgoe Following Tonight's Results Show
Part four of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:31 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Lil' C Following Tonight's Results Show
Part three of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:30 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Cat Deeley Following Tonight's Results Show
Part two of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:29 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Kristin Chenoweth Following Tonight's Results Show
Part one of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 30
Updates include: Starz passes on a second season of "Camelot"; and "Grimm's" Marc Buckland inks development deal with Universal Media Studios.

[06/30/11 - 03:20 PM]
Disney's "Phineas and Ferb" Celebrate Summer at Comic-Con International 2011 as "Perry the Platy-bus On Tour" Rolls Onto Show Floor
"Fish Hooks," "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil," "Tron: Uprising," "Motor City" and "Gravity Falls" are also among the channel's featured panels.

[06/30/11 - 02:59 PM]
ABC Family's "State of Georgia" Debuts at No. 1 in its Time Period; Summer Premiere of "Melissa & Joey" Surges Over Fall Finale
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 29.

[06/30/11 - 01:05 PM]
BBC America's "Doctor Who" & "Bedlam" Set for Comic-Con 2011
"Who" co-stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel.

[06/30/11 - 12:34 PM]
USA's "Royal Pains," "Necessary Roughness" Dominate the Cable Ratings Landscape
USA spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 29.

[06/30/11 - 12:14 PM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Announce Open Casting Call in Richmond, Virginia, July 9, 2011
Talented kids who can play characters between the ages of 10-18 and who can act, dance or sing are invited to the open call.

[06/30/11 - 11:38 AM]
All Four Musician Coaches of NBC's "The Voice" to Return for New Season of Hit Vocal Competition Series
Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are all due back for season two, due next year.

[06/30/11 - 11:34 AM]
"Hillbilly Handfishin'" Premiering August 7 is Animal Planet's Wildest Adventure of the Summer!
The 12-episode series will air Sundays at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/30/11 - 11:34 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Wrap Up Their First-Place Second Quarters With Hot Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 20-24 and the quarter to date.

[06/30/11 - 11:08 AM]
Dichen Lachman Joins "Being Human's" Vampire Fold in Second Season of Syfy's Hit Original Series
She'll play Izumi, "a reclusive, centuries-old vampire royal whose unexpected return to Boston's vampire society throws Aidan and the city into disarray."

[06/30/11 - 10:42 AM]
Science Celebrates the Historic Finale of the NASA Shuttle Program With the World Premiere Event "Last Shuttle: Our Journey"
The special debuts Friday, July 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.







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[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.