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[06/05/03 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Opens 'The Restaurant,' Delays 'Meet My Folks'
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC will open the doors of its new one-hour reality series "The Restaurant" on Sunday, July 20 at 10:00/9:00c. The six-week series chronicles the opening of a new eatery by Rocco DiSpirito, a New York-based chef recently named one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive."

Reality gurus Mark Burnett ("Survivor") and Ben Silverman ("Nashville Star") are behind the project, which will also focus on the foibles and flirtations of the waiters, waitresses, bartenders and sous chefs working at the restaurant. It's not clear yet how the series will affect NBC's current Sunday, 10:00/9:00c time slot holder "Crime & Punishment."

Meanwhile, NBC has also made a few other moves to its summer schedule:

-- The summer premiere of the Peacock's "Meet My Folks" has been pushed back one week to Monday, June 16 at 10:00/9:00c. In its place on June 9 NBC will run a "Dateline NBC" special featuring an exclusive interview with the parents of Laci Peterson.

-- Also on June 9, NBC will add a special new edition of "Fame" at 8:00/7:00c as a lead-in to its other new summer series "For Love or Money."

-- And finally, the Peacock has also announced it will expand the premiere of "Last Comic Standing" to two hours on June 10. Jay Mohr hosts the talent search which airs Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c.





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· FOR LOVE OR MONEY (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
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· NASHVILLE STAR (NBC)
· RESTAURANT, THE (NBC)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)











[03/06/15 - 03:15 PM]
Introducing Your Newest Addiction: TV Land's "Younger" from Darren Star to Premiere with Two Back-to-Back Episodes on March 31st
As part of an extensive preview strategy, the first episode is now available in full On Demand, on TVLand.com, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.

[03/06/15 - 01:31 PM]
Showtime(R) Releases Key Art and First Trailer for Its New Comedy Series "Happyish"
The series, premiering Sunday, April 26, stars Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Emmy(R) winner and Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford.

[03/06/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC Announces Summer Tentpole Premiere Dates, Led by the Most-Watched Summer Show of the Last Nine Years, "America's Got Talent"
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[03/06/15 - 01:03 PM]
Date Changes for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premieres
"A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" will now premiere on Saturday, April 4 while "Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room" is now due on Saturday, April 11.

[03/06/15 - 01:01 PM]
"Supergirl" First Images Revealed as Production Begins on New Pilot for CBS from Warner Bros. Television, Based on the Characters from DC Comics
Colleen Atwood said, "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."

[03/06/15 - 01:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Comedy Series "Best Friends Whenever"
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[03/06/15 - 12:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Comedy Documentary "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro" to Debut on Friday, April 17
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[03/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
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The 13-time Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 11th season on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the Discovery Channel.

[03/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
"Dateline: The Real Blacklist" to Lead Into Hit Drama "The Blacklist" to Form Two-Hour Thursday-Themed Programming Block
Plus: "The Slap" will shift to 10:00/9:00c next week, replacing the hiatus-bound "Allegiance."

[03/06/15 - 09:31 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows in Its Third Week - Up 13% in Viewers and 7% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
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[03/06/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Grows to a 2.1 in Adults 18-49 - Remains Sunday's Top Drama Debut
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Demo Crown
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[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Announces Featured Artists on Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2
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