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    [thursday, july 07, 2011]    
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[07/07/11 - 11:14 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Family Practice" (NBC)

[07/07/11 - 11:13 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Prime Suspect" (NBC)

[07/07/11 - 10:54 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Eliminated Couple Following Tonight's Results Show
Part four of four from our fourth week of post-elimination night interviews.

[07/07/11 - 10:53 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Travis Wall Following Tonight's Results Show
Part three of four from our fourth week of post-elimination night interviews.

[07/07/11 - 10:52 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Mary Murphy Following Tonight's Results Show
Part two of four from our fourth week of post-elimination night interviews.

[07/07/11 - 10:51 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Nigel Lythgoe Following Tonight's Results Show
Part one of four from our fourth week of post-elimination night interviews.

[07/07/11 - 10:38 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 7
Updates include: Rachelle Lefevre joins CBS's "A Gifted Man"; Alfred Molina to visit "Harry's Law" at NBC; and Jason Sudeikis to recur on HBO's "Eastbound & Down."

[07/07/11 - 03:40 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Rises in Second Week
Lead-out "Necessary Roughness" however takes a slight dip.

[07/07/11 - 03:38 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Teen Mom" Returns With Demo Victory
USA's originals are the most-watched but MTV's mainstay is tops among adults 18-49.

[07/07/11 - 01:56 PM]
The Roloffs Return! TLC Orders Four New "Little People, Big World" Specials
The first special, tentatively set for early October, will resolve the cliffhangers left from the series finale.

[07/07/11 - 01:53 PM]
MTV's "Teen Mom" Season Three Debut Is Most Watched Premiere in the History of the "Teen Mom" Franchise With 3.65 Million Total Viewers
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 5.

[07/07/11 - 01:49 PM]
Bravo's "Flipping Out" Flips Nights Starting Next Tuesday, July 12 at 9PM ET/PT
"Million Dollar Decorators" will continue at 10:00/9:00c on the night.

[07/07/11 - 01:42 PM]
USA Dominates Wednesday Night!
USA spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 6.

[07/07/11 - 01:31 PM]
TNT Orders Second Wave of "Falling Skies," Cable's #1 New Series
TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to air in summer 2012.

[07/07/11 - 01:17 PM]
MTV Takes Comic-Con by Storm With Five Panels Featuring Werewolves, Zombies, and a Butthead, Among Others
"Mike Judge's Beavis and Butthead," "Teen Wolf," "Death Valley," "Good Vibes" and "MTV Geek!" are among the featured series.

[07/07/11 - 12:33 PM]
LEGO Star Wars Premieres Original Animated Special on Cartoon Network on Friday, July 22
The 30-minute original standalone special will air at 7:00/6:00c that night.

[07/07/11 - 12:24 PM]
HBO Documentary "Mann v. Ford" Debuts July 18
The film details New Jersey's Ramapough Mountain Indians and their mass action lawsuit against The Ford Motor Company.

[07/07/11 - 11:15 AM]
Syfy's Annual July 4th "Twilight Zone" Celebration Most Watched Holiday Marathon in Six Years
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, July 4.

[07/07/11 - 11:07 AM]
"Deadliest Catch" Washes Ashore With Yet Another Huge Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 5.

[07/07/11 - 11:05 AM]
Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" Breaks New Ground With Exclusive Made-for-Twitter Adventure, July 12-15
The story will be told via multiple tweets and images throughout each day to set scenes and advance the action.

[07/07/11 - 11:05 AM]
ABC Licenses Its Iconic Soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to Prospect Park
The exclusive multi-year, multi-platform deal enables the soaps' stories to continue beyond their finale dates on ABC.

[07/07/11 - 10:55 AM]
NBC's Top-Rated Summer Series "America's Got Talent" Reveals Top 48 Contestants
The Peacock details the Top 48 acts that will vie for the coveted $1 million grand prize.

[07/07/11 - 10:47 AM]
Michael Garguilo, Featured in "48 Hours Mystery" Episode, Brought Up on Charges Related to Murder of Tricia Pacaccio Almost 18 Years Ago
As a result of the airing of the television program, two new witnesses came forward.

[07/07/11 - 10:25 AM]
Current TV Announces New Premiere Date and Additional Contributors for "50 Documentaries To See Before You Die" Premiering Tuesday, August 2nd at 9 PM ET
Michael Moore, Seth Gordon and Diablo Cody are among those featured in the five-part series, hosted by Morgan Spurlock.

[07/07/11 - 09:29 AM]
Denise Contis Named Senior Vice President Production & Development for Discovery Channel
Contis will be charged with executing programming strategies and coordinating with independent producers and external production companies.

[07/07/11 - 09:28 AM]
HGTV Sees Audience Growth with New Series
Plus: the network will preview five new series during the sixth season of its top-rated reality competition, "HGTV Design Star."

[07/07/11 - 09:27 AM]
Hallmark Announces Unprecedented Agreements to Air "Hallmark Hall of Fame" on ABC Television Network and Hallmark Channel
"Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith" will premiere on ABC followed by a rebroadcast a week later on Hallmark Channel.

[07/07/11 - 09:27 AM]
What Happens When Golf Balls Attack? Find Out on Discovery Fit & Health's New Series "Bizarre ER"
The series, which originally aired on BBC3 in the U.K., premieres Saturday, July 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/07/11 - 09:07 AM]
World Premiere Preview of "The X Factor" Debuts During Major League Baseball's 82nd All-Star Game on FOX
In addition, Brad Pitt narrates a special pregame open that pays tribute to past and present All-Stars and celebrates the game of baseball.

[07/07/11 - 08:59 AM]
"Primetime Nightline" Draws ABC's Biggest Audience to the Hour in 5 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 6.

[07/07/11 - 08:57 AM]
Duff Goldman's Sweet Return Renders Audiences With A "Sugar High"
The six-episode series premieres Monday, August 8 at 10:30/9:30c on the cable channel.

[07/07/11 - 08:35 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dance" Reclaims Top Spot for FOX
The network's summer mainstay surges with the exit of NBC's "The Voice."

[07/07/11 - 08:04 AM]
Clap Your Hands and Rejoice for the Return of BET's Hit Gospel Singing Competition "Sunday Best" Premiering Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Kirk Franklin returns as host of the series, which will open with a two-hour premiere.

[07/07/11 - 08:02 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches IDEXFILES.COM, Where Scorned Spouses Sound Off About Their Own Love Stories Gone Sour
Additionally, the network will host "confession kiosks" throughout New York City.

[07/07/11 - 07:41 AM]
Spike TV's Hit Series "Auction Hunters" Returns With New Episodes of Season 2 on Tuesady, July 19 at 10:00 PM
Plus: a special new New England-area-based episode will air Sunday, July 17 at 9:30/8:30c as a lead in to the premiere of "Bar Rescue."

[07/07/11 - 07:24 AM]
A&E's "Billy the Exterminator" Returns on Tuesday, August 2 at 9PM ET/PT
In an all new season, Billy hits the road for the first time in search of challenges that are bigger, badder and better.

[07/07/11 - 07:11 AM]
USA Network Empowers "White Collar" Fans to Vote on Main Title Sequence on CharacterChatter.com
The poll will give viewers the opportunity to vote on whether to keep the new sequence or revert back to the previous version.

[07/07/11 - 06:12 AM]
Nicole Richie and John Varvatos Join NBC's "Fashion Star" as Celebrity Mentors on the New Reality Competition Series
They join previously announced celebrity mentor Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson.

[07/06/11 - 11:19 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Heavenly" (The CW)

[07/06/11 - 11:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Charlie's Angels" (ABC)

[07/06/11 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 6
Updates include: A&E renews "Breakout Kings"; Russell T Davies plots return to Showtime; and Justin Deeley, Megalyn Echikunwoke set for The CW's "90210."

[07/06/11 - 06:04 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Wins Holiday Honors
USA's wrestling franchise takes the demo crown by a wide margin.

[07/06/11 - 06:02 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Edges "Falling Skies"
HBO's flagship drama however is down 50% in adults 18-49 from its season premiere.

[07/06/11 - 05:59 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Shares Demo Crown
Syfy's mainstay splits the top spot with Discovery's "Dual Survival" season finale.

[07/06/11 - 01:48 PM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Prime and Total Day in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 27-July 3.

[07/06/11 - 01:08 PM]
Three-Time Contestant on CBS's "Survivor" to Host Award-Winning Online Reality Series, "Around the World for Free," on CBS.com
On July 8, Parvati will take off on a 100-day adventure with nothing but a backpack and an AT&T-powered smart phone and tablet.

[07/06/11 - 12:49 PM]
ABC Family is the No. 1 Cable Network in Prime in Women 18-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of June 27-July 3.

[07/06/11 - 12:16 PM]
USA Network and Capital One Partner on Second Season of Hit Series "Covert Affairs"
The on-air offering includes a sponsorship of two custom Character Builder vignettes featuring Christopher Gorham and Sendhil Ramamurthy.

[07/06/11 - 11:41 AM]
It's Time for a Brand New Season of Cartoon Network's Outstanding Original Series "Adventure Time!"
Season three of the animated series kicks off Monday, July 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/06/11 - 11:31 AM]
Brian Cox Returns to Science for the Second Installment of the Peabody-Award Winning Franchise "Wonders of the Universe"
The "Wonders of the Solar System" follow up will air Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning July 27.







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[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
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[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
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