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[06/19/07 - 07:48 PM]
Sci Fi's Breakout Hit Who Wants to Be a Superhero? Starring Stan Lee Returns with an Even Bigger Second Season
The new season features "an all-new league of 10 superhero contestants, exciting new physical challenges, a few fiendish villains, and two more episodes than last year... 8 in all!"

[06/19/07 - 07:48 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 11, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 11-17.

[06/19/07 - 06:05 PM]
Spike TV Presents Bruce Lee Day on Sunday, June 24
The homage to Lee will consist of nearly ten hours of programming and rare digital content, highlighted by his daughter Shannon Lee hosting a presentation of her father's classic "Enter the Dragon," widely considered the greatest martial arts film of all time.

[06/19/07 - 03:20 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 for the Week in 18-49 and Total Viewers, with 'America's Got Talent' Scoring as the #1 Show on Television in Total Viewers for a Second Straight Week
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 11-17.

[06/19/07 - 03:01 PM]
TNT's Hit Original Series the Closer Once Again Smashes Record with Ad-Supported Cable's Top Series Telecast of All Time
TNT further spins the numbers for Monday, June 18.

[06/19/07 - 02:59 PM]
Lifetime Television's Smash Hit 'Army Wives,' Top-Rated Cable Drama of the Year Among W18-49, Once Again Rules Sunday Night as the #1 Primetime Program on All of Basic Cable in W18-49, P2+, Households and W25-54
Lifetime further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 17.

[06/19/07 - 02:49 PM]
ABC Renames 'Sam I Am,' Eyes Friday Changes
Plus: "Men in Trees" creator Jenny Bicks spills the beans on a potential change to the network's Friday schedule.

[06/19/07 - 01:08 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "See Jayne Run" (ABC)

[06/19/07 - 01:08 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Samantha Who?" (ABC)

[06/19/07 - 12:24 PM]
CBS Wins Its Third Consecutive Summer Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 11-17.

[06/19/07 - 12:21 PM]
'Dateline NBC' Rules Monday Night in 18-49, Total Viewers and All Key Measures, Pacing NBC to Nightly Win
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, June 18.

[06/19/07 - 12:19 PM]
USA Network Auctions Celebrity Fashions from Hit New Show "The Starter Wife"
70% of the proceeds from the auction - featuring such designers as Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Sander, Givenchy and Versace - will be donated to Dress for Success.

[06/19/07 - 12:18 PM]
Bravo Digital Launches First Web Personality, 23-Year-Old Youtube Wunderkind William Sledd, on Thursday, June 21, with 'Ask a Gay Man' Web Series
The launch is part of a larger digital expansion this month offering Bravo fans four new web-exclusive series for www.BravoTV.com and www.OUTzoneTV.com.

[06/19/07 - 10:03 AM]
MTV Studios, MTV's Direct to Video Division, Presents 'Super Sweet 16: The Movie' Available on DVD on July 10
In addition, the film will air on MTV on July 8, and will also be available for purchase on DVD through Paramount Home Entertainment on July 10.

[06/19/07 - 10:03 AM]
TNT's Season 3 Premiere of the Closer Is Best of All Time
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, June 18.

[06/18/07 - 04:45 PM]
Lifetime Television's Smash Hit 'Army Wives' Shatters Record-Breaking Premiere in Third Week with 3.1 Household Rating
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, June 17.

[06/18/07 - 04:43 PM]
It's the Summer of Mencia as Comedy Central's(R) "Mind of Mencia" Returns with New Episodes on Sunday, July 8 at 10:00 P.M.
The new season will introduce some new characters into the fold with Carlos the Alien, Man vs. Wild, Grand Theft D@$%#-bag and the Nation's First African American President.

[06/18/07 - 03:20 PM]
The Primetime Broadcast of Bob Barker's Final Episode of "The Price Is Right" Is Friday's Number One Program
CBS spins the numbers for Friday, June 15.

[06/18/07 - 03:18 PM]
Showtime Wins Big at the 2007 Bda Promax Awards!
Promax/BDA is the worldwide association of entertainment marketers, promoters and designers, representing more than 500 television stations and all major broadcast and cable networks from the U. S. as well as more than 3,000 individual members in 70 countries.

[06/18/07 - 12:42 PM]
Sci Fi Appoints New Vp, Strategic Marketing
The release also notes that Sci Fi viewers rank number one among all cable networks in adults 18-49 in the "mavens" category, "those key players in word of mouth marketing that share information through personal and on-line exchange."

[06/18/07 - 12:41 PM]
Sci Fi Engages America's Youth in Service Learning Community Improvement Projects
The Channel's campaign to galvanize individuals around a positive outlook on the future represents its "commitment to leveraging the creative power of science fiction to inspire the next generation of leaders and visionaries."

[06/18/07 - 12:40 PM]
Sci Fi's Returning Hit Series Eureka Champions the Environment as Part of Channel's Visions for Tomorrow Campaign
Eureka's Smart House, where U.S. Marshal Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) and daughter Zoe (Jordan Hinson) reside, sets the stage for the Eureka $mart House Energy-Efficiency Challenge, a national drive for home energy efficiency.

[06/18/07 - 12:39 PM]
Shocker Toys Adds Sci Fi Channel's "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?" to Comic Figure Line
In addition to Feedback, the current winner, the special set will also feature Major Victory and Fat Momma.

[06/18/07 - 12:36 PM]
NBC.com Delivers Over 300 Million Video Streams
The network's official web site has delivered a third of a billion steams since October.

[06/18/07 - 12:06 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Heartland" (TNT)

[06/18/07 - 11:31 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "I'm Paige Wilson" (The CW)

[06/18/07 - 11:31 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Gossip Girl" (The CW)

[06/15/07 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Week of June 11-15
Updates include: "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas to run ABC's "Miss/Guided," Donald Trump brings "Lady or a Tramp" to FOX, MTV renews "Laguna Beach" and "Run's House" plus a host of casting news.

[06/15/07 - 06:15 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of June 4-10): 'Sopranos' Goes Out on Top
Not so lucky was the premiere of lead-out "John from Cincinnati," which held just 29% of the "Sopranos's" audience.

[06/15/07 - 12:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Lipshitz Saves the World" (NBC)

[06/15/07 - 12:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Chuck" (NBC)

[06/15/07 - 11:02 AM]
William Shatner Is the Fourth Star to Be Eliminated on ABC's "Fast Cars & Superstars" Celebrity Racing Reality Show
ABC details the latest "Fast Cars & Superstars - Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race" elimination.

[06/15/07 - 11:02 AM]
The 41st Annual Cma Awards Will Air Live November 7 on Abc
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 6,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.

[06/15/07 - 10:59 AM]
ABC.com Is the Top Entertainment TV Site for May
This summer ABC.com will feature full episodes on its broadband player of summer programming including "American Inventor," "Ex-Wives Club," "Fast Cars & Superstars," "Fat March," "National Bingo Night," "Shaq's Big Challenge," "The Next Best Thing" and "Traveler."

[06/15/07 - 09:54 AM]
Ashlee Langas and Ricky Palomino Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[06/14/07 - 04:30 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef 3 Miami" Returns as No. 1 Food Show on Cable
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 13.

[06/14/07 - 04:29 PM]
Bravo Announces Bravo Media, a Global Company Encompassing Talent Management, Publishing, Merchandising, Digital, Wireless, Fan Experience, Television, Radio and International Divisions
Bravo will expand its current television and digital content offerings under the newly formed title Bravo Media, creating an all-encompassing group of divisions - talent management alliance, publishing, merchandising, Bravo To Go (wireless), Bravo Experience, digital, television, radio, and international.

[06/14/07 - 01:07 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Is Host of "Set for Life," on the ABC Television Network
The network confirms the seven-episode series will premiere on Friday, July 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/14/07 - 12:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chornicles" (FOX)

[06/14/07 - 12:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Company Man" (FOX)

[06/14/07 - 10:38 AM]
NBC Universal Scores Landmark, Multi-Platform Creative Deal to Produce Separate Versions of Colombian Telenovela 'Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso' for NBC and Telemundo
The series, dubbed "Without Breasts There Is No Paradise," is based on a best-selling, true-to-life novel by the same name that tells the story of Catalina, "a young woman seduced by a world of easy-money, who agonizes that her figure is a barrier to deliverance from poverty and a pampered life as a drug-trafficker's lover."

[06/14/07 - 10:13 AM]
NBC Universal Re-Names NBC Universal Television Studio as Universal Media Studios
Universal Media Studios is a full-service production company that was established (as NBC Universal Television Studio) when NBC acquired the assets of Universal in May 2004, carrying on the legacy of both NBC Studios and Universal Network Television.

[06/14/07 - 10:13 AM]
FOX Reality Presents Its New Original Series ''The Search for the Next Elvira'' Coming to Life on October 13
The series consists of three, hour-long episodes during which contestants will compete to see if they "can look the part, and present the same wit, poise and courage as the real Elvira in hopes of becoming one of Halloween's most sinful icons."

[06/14/07 - 10:12 AM]
'Diddy' Creates Ultimate All Male Group in MTV's Hit Reality Series "Making the Band 4" Premiering Monday, June 18th at 10pm ET/PT
Mondays on MTV will include the premiere of MTV favorites, "My Super Sweet 16" at 9pm ET/PT and MTV News & Docs powerful documentary series "Engaged & Underage" at 9:30pm ET/PT.

[06/13/07 - 03:09 PM]
NBC's 'Science of Love: A Modern Dating Experiment' Explores What's More Important -- Science Or Instinct -- When Looking for Love in This One-Hour Event Special Airing Monday, June 25
The special will attempt to answer the question: "When it comes to finding true love, can scientific methods be applied or does it come down to simple physical instinct and chemistry?"

[06/13/07 - 01:21 PM]
John Larroquette Joins the Cast of ABC's "Boston Legal"
In addition, Christian Clemenson has been upped to series regular while Tara Summers ("Dirt") also comes on board as a young associate of the Boston offices.

[06/13/07 - 01:19 PM]
Showtime Presents the Television Premiere of the Acclaimed Independent Feature "Open Window"
The film is a "poignant love story about a newly engaged couple, Izzy (Robin Tunney, "Prison Break") and Peter (Joel Edgerton, "Kinky Boots"), who find their cozy world shattered by a random act of violence."

[06/13/07 - 11:09 AM]
The Next British Invasion Begins as 'Victoria Beckham: Coming to America' Premieres as a One-Hour Special Event on NBC Monday, July 16
The special will "delve into Victoria's larger-than-life world and will reveal the woman behind the fashion icon."

[06/13/07 - 10:22 AM]
Spike TV Celebrates Fatherhood with 'True Dads' National Outreach Campaign
The campaign "celebrates and highlights fathers who take an active role in their children's lives, demonstrating that it is both a rewarding and fulfilling experience."

[06/13/07 - 10:20 AM]
NBC and Nissan Announce "Superpower-Ful" Comprehensive Marketing Program for Season Two of Hit Series "Heroes"
The campaign will kick off on the night of the "Heroes" season premiere, which will be exclusively sponsored by Nissan and broadcast with limited commercial interruption.







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[03/31/15 - 02:09 PM]
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"When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and "House of Lies" delivers for us each season," said Gary Levine.

[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Fourth Season of "The Americans"
Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22.

[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
Jeff Fahey Joins the Cast of El Rey Network/Miramax's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
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[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2015-2016 Upfront Slate
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[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
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[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:04 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:03 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:02 AM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
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