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[07/11/07 - 10:23 PM]
AMC's Hollywood Icon Franchise Creates Customized Advertising Opportunity for General Mills
"Hollywood Icon" is a month-long programming event that showcases one of Hollywood's most acclaimed actors through their movies, factoids, celebrity quotes and special vignettes about the star.

[07/11/07 - 06:54 PM]
PBS Greenlights 'Car Talk' Television Series
The as-yet-untitled animated sitcom, featuring the stars of the beloved radio show, will launch with ten 30-minute episodes targeted for summer 2008.

[07/11/07 - 05:49 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Welcome to the Captain" (CBS)

[07/11/07 - 05:49 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Stumps of Hollywood, The" (CBS)

[07/11/07 - 11:44 AM]
Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy(R) Award Winner, Tom Skerritt, Angus Macfayden and Karine Vanasse Star in Killer Wave, an Rhi Original Miniseries Premiering on Ion Television August 5th
In the story, a large corporation hatches a scheme to devastate American cities on the East Coast with the intent of winning a multi-billion dollar contract from the government to build a sea wall along the eastern seaboard.

[07/11/07 - 11:44 AM]
FOX Business Network (Fbn) to Debut in October
FBN currently has 30 million subscribers under contract after securing distribution agreements with major cable operators in top markets around the country, including the world's financial capital - New York - where it will be seen on expanded basic cable.

[07/11/07 - 11:30 AM]
'The Singing Bee' Hits a High Note, Scoring the Highest Ratings of Any Summer Series Telecast on Any Network So Far This Year
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 10.

[07/11/07 - 09:45 AM]
'The Fab Life Presents: My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding' Goes Behind the Scenes of the Most Extravagant Nuptials in America
From Manhattan to Maui, each episode will follow one couple's wedding planning process and will capture all of the amazing details, tough decisions, and sky-high spending that goes into creating these over the top unions.

[07/11/07 - 09:43 AM]
Court TV's New Name Unveiled: TruTV
This new name reflects "the network's popular line-up of series that offer first-person access to exciting, real-life stories," according to the announcement today by Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, and Marc Juris, the network's general manager.

[07/10/07 - 08:27 PM]
Sci Fi Gets Into Your Head with Mind-Blowing New Series Mind Control with Derren Brown
By his own admission, Derren Brown has no paranormal ability; he is not a psychic or medium. Instead, he uses a mixture of suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship to uncannily predict and control human behavior.

[07/10/07 - 08:26 PM]
Sundance Channel and Universal Hd to Deliver New High Definition Programming Block
The branded programming block, presented by Microsoft, will run Wednesdays through December 26th, showcasing Sundance Channel's critically-acclaimed, original series "Iconoclasts," "Big Ideas for a Small Planet" and "Live from Abbey Road" in high definition.

[07/10/07 - 08:25 PM]
Powered by High-Performing "Harry Potter" Theatricals, the Week of July 2 Rates as ABC Family's Most-Watched Week of 2007 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/07 - 08:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Carpoolers" (ABC)

[07/10/07 - 08:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Call, The" (ABC)

[07/10/07 - 03:23 PM]
'Army Wives,' Cable's #1 New Drama Among W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54, Roars to More Triumphs Sunday Night, July 8, Ranking #1 in Primetime for Sixth Consecutive Week Among W25-54
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, July 8.

[07/10/07 - 03:21 PM]
CBS Extends Its Summer Winning Streak to Six Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/07 - 03:04 PM]
ABC Revives 'Knights' in August, 'Nascar' Delayed
ABC is dusting off "The Knights of Prosperity" as the short-lived comedy will return for its final four episodes on Wednesday, August 8 at 8:30/7:30c.

[07/10/07 - 01:42 PM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2007-2008 Season
Five new shows - including dramas K-VILLE and NEW AMSTERDAM, comedy BACK TO YOU and the unscripted KITCHEN NIGHTMARES and NASHVILLE - join returning favorites on the fall schedule.

[07/10/07 - 12:02 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 2, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/07 - 12:01 PM]
National Bingo Night Returns for Five Consecutive Nights with a Huge Cash Jackpot, Airing This December on the ABC Television Network
During its six-week summer run, the popularity of "National Bingo Night" helped drive ABC.com to be the top entertainment TV site for May, with over three million grids downloaded for at-home play prior to the series premiere.

[07/10/07 - 11:32 AM]
NBC's Ratings Week of July 2-8, Topping the Wednesday Competition in 18-49 and Total Viewers'Macy'S' Holiday Special Paces
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 2-8.

[07/10/07 - 11:31 AM]
Kimberly Kleid Named Vice President, Programming and Development, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
Kleid will continue to work on development for first-run syndication. In addition, she will oversee cable and talent development, on the west coast.

[07/10/07 - 11:30 AM]
Bravo's 'Live Earth' Coverage Marks Network's Best Saturday - Ever - Across All Key Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Saturday, July 7.

[07/10/07 - 11:29 AM]
NBC Universal and Dish Network Connect Viewers with Interactive Television Application for 'Top Chef 3 Miami'
DISH Network, through its use of Ensequence's iTV application, allows viewers with compatible interactive receivers to interact with the program with a single click of the remote.

[07/10/07 - 11:28 AM]
'Comics Unleashed' Renewed in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago
The syndicated half-hour comedy series is a go for next season in New York on WCBS, Los Angeles on KABC and in Chicago on WCIU.

[07/10/07 - 11:18 AM]
MTV Dares Viewers to Enter "Room 401" at Their Own Risk!!
The newcomer, due on Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c, will be followed by the second season of "Scarred."

[07/09/07 - 07:45 PM]
Catch the Celebreality Bachelor Party This Summer on VH1
Both series will also premiere online on VSPOT at VH1.com, VH1's broadband channel today, one week prior to their on-air debuts.

[07/09/07 - 06:10 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Eight Days a Week" (The CW)

[07/09/07 - 06:10 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Dash 4 Cash" (The CW)

[07/09/07 - 04:11 PM]
FOX Dumps 'Drive' for Good, '5th Grader' Added to Mondays
FOX has officially nixed its planned "Drive" burn off while a special all-new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" has been slated for Monday, July 23 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/09/07 - 03:43 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company Restructures Top Entertainment Posts
Peter Liguori is promoted to Chairman, Entertainment, while Kevin Reilly has been tapped as President, Entertainment, in a restructuring designed to "add depth to the senior ranks of the network as it navigates the rapidly changing television landscape."

[07/09/07 - 03:42 PM]
Hairspray Director/Choreographer Adam Shankman Will Guest-Judge as the Top 7 Couples Compete on "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday, July 11, on Fox
The following night, the judges will send two more dancers home, and Hilary Duff will perform "Stranger" on the live results show Thursday, July 12.

[07/09/07 - 12:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Bronx Is Burning, The" (ESPN)

[07/09/07 - 10:58 AM]
The Bronx Is Burning: Relive the Climactic Ups and Downs of a City and Its Team in Turmoil in ESPN's Historic Eight-Part Dramatic Series on Special Edition Dvd
The three-disc DVD set "delivers unprecedented bonus feature content to Yankee fans that includes highly coveted, exclusive interviews with George Steinbrenner and Reggie Jackson, complete 1977 Yankee statistics, in-depth player bios, poignant featurettes, and much more."

[07/09/07 - 10:48 AM]
We TV's "She's Moving In" Blends His and Hers Home Décor for Couples Moving in Together
Peggy Bunker hosts the series, which premieres Saturday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/06/07 - 06:18 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of June 25-July 1): USA's 'Notice' Opens Strong
It was TNT's "The Closer" and the 2007 "BET Awards" however that were last week's top overall draws.

[07/06/07 - 04:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Life" (NBC)

[07/06/07 - 04:39 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Business Class" (NBC)

[07/06/07 - 03:09 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 2-6
Updates include: Stephanie Niznik and Scott Patterson land roles on the CW's newcomers, options are picked up on the casts of four pilots, Dana Delany in talks to join ABC's "Housewives" and the usual mix of casting news.

[07/06/07 - 12:28 PM]
Diverse Slate of Artists Records Weeds' Theme for Third Season!
Joan Baez, Donovan, Angelique Kidjo, Randy Newman, The Shins and Billy Bob Thornton are among those recording versions of "Little Boxes."

[07/06/07 - 12:28 PM]
The Eighth Season Premiere of "Big Brother" Wins Its Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 5.

[07/06/07 - 12:27 PM]
Identities of the Three Secret Pairs of Rivals Competing in "Big Brother 8" Revealed Last Night
CBS details the cast of the new season of "Big Brother."

[07/05/07 - 07:54 PM]
It's the Future, Today, as 'Masters of Science Fiction' Brings Renowned Storytellers, Top Stars and ProF. Stephen Hawking to Abc, for Four Saturdays in August
Co-producer Starz Media details the anthology series, which features appearances by Terry O'Quinn, Anne Heche, James Denton, Judy Davis, Sam Waterston, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Dennehy and John Hurt.

[07/05/07 - 05:45 PM]
ABC to Revive 'The Nine' in August
The short-lived drama will return for its final six episodes on Wednesday, August 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/05/07 - 01:47 PM]
'Macy'S' 4th of July Special Delivers Ratings Fireworks
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 4.

[07/05/07 - 01:38 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Them" (FOX)

[07/05/07 - 01:38 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "New Amsterdam" (FOX)

[07/05/07 - 09:58 AM]
Peter Gallagher ('The O.C.'), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ('The Sopranos'), Kristin Lehmann ('Prison Break'), Jenna Boyd (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants') and Two-Time Academy Award(R) Nominee Peter Fonda ('Easy Rider') Star in the Lifetime Original Miniseries 'The Gathering'
The two-part, four-hour drama from Sony Pictures Television follows the story of Michael Foster (Gallagher), a doctor in search of his wife, Ann (Lehman), after she vanishes without a trace. Without any logical explanations for her disappearance, Michael's search leads him to dark and sinister findings, including the existence of a cabal of witches gathering in New York.

[07/04/07 - 11:46 AM]
Doctor Who Series Four: Catherine Tate Confirmed as New Companion
The fourth season of "Doctor Who" goes into production this July and will hit UK screens in the spring of 2008.

[07/04/07 - 10:25 AM]
Summer Sees 'Death,' 'Geek' Return While 'Palms,' 'Crashers' Exit
Scheduling updates on over a dozen series, including "Standoff," "'Til Death," "Beauty and the Geek," "Hidden Plams" and "The Real Wedding Crashers."







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[06/02/15 - 11:08 AM]
Award-Winning Journalist Bob Ley Signs Long-Term Extension with ESPN
The agreement comes as the award-winning "Outside the Lines," which Ley has hosted since its inception in May 1990, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

[06/02/15 - 11:08 AM]
The 95th Anniversary of Miss America to Air on Sunday, September 13 on ABC
The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown.

[06/02/15 - 10:08 AM]
CMT's First-Ever Late Night Show, "The Josh Wolf Show" Produced by Chelsea Handler Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 PM, ET/PT
The series airs four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) beginning Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

[06/02/15 - 10:05 AM]
WE tv Greenlights Two Unscripted Series Set in the World of Legal Drama, Further Expanding the Network's Robust Slate and the Popular Reality Genre
Production on "Ladies of Law" (working title) and "Sisters in Law" will begin this summer.

[06/02/15 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Partners with Acclaimed Film Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer to Develop New Scripted Series
The scripted series, "When The Levee Breaks," reflects a number of hot-button issues that are culturally relevant today including race and law enforcement.

[06/02/15 - 09:09 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "He Shed, She Shed(TM)"
Each episode of "He Shed, She Shed" will follow two homeowners, friends or neighbors in the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown - as they build and design a unique he-shed and she-shed.

[06/02/15 - 09:08 AM]
Adult Swim Prescribes Another Season of "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm happy," said Corddry. "After our season six cliff hanger, people will be dying for us to turn our backs on the notion of series continuity even more."

[06/02/15 - 08:59 AM]
"Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014," A Thought-Provoking Look at the Lives and Untimely Deaths of People Killed by Gun Violence in America, Debuts June 22, Exclusively on HBO
The film details victims' lives in the moments leading up to the shootings and shows how each death reverberates in the lives of others.

[06/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
Award-Winning Film Director, Producer, Writer and Actor Eli Roth to Host "Shark Week's" Hit Late-Night Talk Show "Shark After Dark"
The new season airs Sunday, July 5 to Thursday, July 9 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on Discovery.

[06/02/15 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops NBC in Tight Demo Race of Originals
The Alphabet's "The Whispers" opens up 25% from the season premiere of "Mistresses" a year ago.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of New Discovery Channel Series "Killing Fields"
The series will reveal the deep history attached to isolated and idyllic areas in America that are killing fields - locations where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime.

[06/02/15 - 08:11 AM]
CMT Adds Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band to Its Growing Roster of Performers for 2015 "CMT Music Awards" Live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan.

[06/02/15 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Orders "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" to Series and a One-Hour Stand-Up Special
"I'm deeply touched that Comedy Central has decided to fulfill my Make-A-Wish dream of hosting a comedy show about sex. My parents are very proud (of my sister, who is a teacher)," said Glaser.

[06/02/15 - 07:54 AM]
Ovation TV Green-Lights New Original Series for the Fall: "Art Breakers"
The series features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk.

[06/02/15 - 06:01 AM]
Dwyane Wade to Join ABC "NBA Countdown" Team during The Finals
Wade, who has played in the previous four NBA Finals on ABC, will contribute insights and analysis during pre-game and halftime shows for Games 2 and 3, and again for Games 6 and 7, if necessary.