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[07/16/08 - 11:19 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas" (ABC, Script)

[07/16/08 - 08:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 16
Updates include: William Petersen to exit "CSI" as regular; Zach Braff also on track to depart "Scrubs"; and Amy Poehler is in talks to topline NBC's no-longer-"The Office"-spin-off.

[07/16/08 - 01:56 PM]
ABC Family Launches a New Original Online Series with Grammy-Nominated Band Plain White T'S
The series will launch on Wednesday, July 30 with new webisodes streaming every Wednesday through October.

[07/16/08 - 01:28 PM]
Discover the Music You Hear on MTV with SoundtracK.MTV.com, the First Ever Interactive Music Guide for Television
"TV is a great place to find music, and now, unlike anything else out there, Soundtrack.mtv.com offers a pure, unobstructed road to discovery," said MTVN chief Brian Graden.

[07/16/08 - 01:26 PM]
BET Networks Continues Its Extensive Election Year Political Coverage with Comprehensive Plans for the Democratic and Republican Conventions
Plus: BET News will unveil a new and timely weekly talk show, THE TRUTH WITH JEFF JOHNSON, premiering on Friday, August 15.

[07/16/08 - 01:24 PM]
Bret Michaels Takes His Hit Show on the Road for Another Try at Love as VH1 Announces 'Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels'
This season will feature "all-new ladies vying for Bret's affection while traveling across America following Bret on a month-long tour."

[07/16/08 - 01:21 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 15, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 15.

[07/16/08 - 01:20 PM]
The 42nd Annual Cma Awards Will Air Live November 12 on Abc
The annual event recognizes and celebrates "the best and brightest performers, songwriters, record producers and music video directors."

[07/16/08 - 01:19 PM]
Katie Holmes Guest Stars on ABC's "Eli Stone"
Plus: Jason George is upped to series regular.

[07/16/08 - 01:17 PM]
NBC Announces Talent Roster for Beijing Olympics - 106 Commentators in All
The lineup is led by 19-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, returning for his seventh Olympics as primetime host.

[07/16/08 - 01:15 PM]
Rock Legend Gene Simmons Passes Judgment on "Jingles," a New Reality Competition Series Currently in Production for CBS
Plus: Kimberly Caldwell will host the series, due later this year.

[07/16/08 - 01:14 PM]
Bravo Reveals the 13 Designers Set to Compete on "Top Design," Premiering on Wednesday, September 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
Season one of "Top Design" was Bravo's highest new series premiere ever.

[07/16/08 - 01:12 PM]
CBS Program Advisory for Sunday, July 27
The Eye confirms our report about "Jingles" being rescheduled for broadcast at a later date.

[07/16/08 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates
The Alphabet's fall lineup will roll out between September 19 and October 14.

[07/16/08 - 08:49 AM]
Jennifer Coolidge Guest Stars on the Closer
She'll play Angie Serabian, "a none-too-bright woman married to the rich owner of a car dealership who winds up ensnared in an undercover sting operation."

[07/16/08 - 08:27 AM]
ABC Unplugs 'Dance Machine,' CBS Postpones 'Jingles'
Repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" will instead fill the Friday, 8:00/7:00c hour on the Alphabet.

[07/16/08 - 08:25 AM]
TLC's "Take Home Nanny" Brings Peace Back Into Your Home
The new hour-long show premieres on July 21 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/16/08 - 08:06 AM]
Jason Alexander Calls the Shots on "'Til Death"
The third season of 'TIL DEATH premieres Wednesday, September 10.

[07/15/08 - 07:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 15
Updates include: Mark Feuerstein to topline USA's "Royal Pains"; The CW's "Valentine, Inc." names first cast members; and Kristin Dattilo to recur on Showtime's "Dexter."

[07/15/08 - 04:57 PM]
Brett Weitz Joins TNT as Vice President of Series Development
Weitz comes to TNT from 20th Century Fox Television, where he served as vice president of creative affairs for the fox21 Studios division.

[07/15/08 - 04:57 PM]
Queen Bees and the N's Student Body Earn 'Buzz'-Worthy Ratings for Teen-Targeted the N
The N spins the numbers for Friday, July 11.

[07/15/08 - 04:56 PM]
Emmy Award Winning Journalist Rita Cosby Joins Inside Edition as a Special Correspondent
"I am thrilled to join such a well-established and popular show with a rich history of investigative reporting," Cosby said.

[07/15/08 - 04:55 PM]
Biggest Presence Ever for the BBC at Comic-Con 2008
"Spaced," "Doctor Who," "Torchwood" and "Primeval" will be among the featured panels.

[07/15/08 - 12:40 PM]
TNT's the Closer Scores as Ad-Supported Cable's #1 Series Telecast for the Year-To-Date, with More Than 7.8 Million Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, July 14.

[07/15/08 - 12:30 PM]
BET Networks and Marvel Animation Unveil 'The Black Panther'
Casting is already underway for the series that is slated to premiere in the first quarter of 2009.

[07/15/08 - 12:29 PM]
What's the Key to Getting Drunk Faster? Is the Death Touch for Real? You'Ve Got Questions? We'Ve Got 'ManswerS.'
The second season of Spike TV's "MANswers" is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 17 at 11:00/10:00c.

[07/15/08 - 12:28 PM]
Exclusive and Special Edition Merchandise from NBC's Hit Shows Available Only at the 2008 Comic-Con and the NBC Universal Online Store
Pre-orders have already begun, and NBC's online store is offering only limited quantities of special edition products.

[07/15/08 - 12:27 PM]
Oxygen Has Most Watched Week Ever
Oxygen spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/08 - 12:25 PM]
'Talent' and 'Baby Borrowers' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of July 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/08 - 12:23 PM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the Sixth Time in Seven Weeks This Summer
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/08 - 12:22 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 7, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/15/08 - 09:53 AM]
FX Picks-Up New Comedy Series "Testees" (Working Titlee)
Kenny Hotz hosts the series, which will follow "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" starting October 9.

[07/15/08 - 09:51 AM]
FX President and General Manager John Landgraf Makes Key Programming and Casting Announcements at FX Presentation at TCA Summer Tour in Beverly Hills
FX will order 19 additional episodes of NIP/TUCK plus 39 more episodes of IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.

[07/15/08 - 09:13 AM]
CMT.com Seeks the Best Unsigned Acts with the Return of "Music City Madness" on July 15
Plus: The online contest will again be featured in a half-hour CMT special, MUSIC CITY MADNESS - THE ROAD TO CMT.

[07/15/08 - 12:33 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cleaner, The" (A&E)

[07/14/08 - 07:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 14
Updates include: Greg Berlanti inks megadeal with ABC Studios; recasting bug hits CBS's "Gary Unmarried"; and "Prison Break: Cherry Hill" remains in the works.

[07/14/08 - 04:54 PM]
The Real World: Hollywood Season Finale Surges Impressive +63% Among P12-34 Over Last Season and Takes #1 Spot in Its Time Period
MTV spins the numbers for "The Real World's" season to date.

[07/14/08 - 04:53 PM]
John Stamos Named Roast Master the "Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget" to Tape on Sunday, August 3
Plus: This year's roasters include Susie Essman, Greg Giraldo, Artie Lange, Tracy Morgan and Jeffrey Ross.

[07/14/08 - 04:51 PM]
Lost in Spaced Sunday on BBC America
To celebrate the show's release on DVD, BBC America will air a six-episode marathon on Sunday, July 20.

[07/14/08 - 04:50 PM]
It's Not as Simple as Boy Meets Girl in Multi-Award Winning, Uk Hit Comedy, Gavin & Stacey
UK seasons one and two will air together as one season of 13 episodes on BBC America, starting August 26.

[07/14/08 - 04:43 PM]
Showtime Networks and the Weinstein Company Sign Exclusive Long-Term Output Deal
The new output deal is effective with TWC's 2009 release schedule and includes such films as Rob Marshall's "Nine" and Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards."

[07/14/08 - 04:42 PM]
Burn Notice Season Starter Sizzles
USA spins the numbers for Thursday, July 10.

[07/14/08 - 04:41 PM]
America's Got Talent NBC's #1 Show of the Summer Is Back in Atlanta and Dallas to Search for the Next Sensational Variety Act on Tuesday, July 15
The Peacock details tomorrow night's installment of the summer series.

[07/14/08 - 04:41 PM]
The Premiere of "Flashpoint" Is Friday's Number One Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Friday, July 11.

[07/14/08 - 04:40 PM]
New Title Is "Gary Unmarried," But Jay More Married
The Eye confirms the Jay Mohr-led comedy's new moniker.

[07/14/08 - 04:34 PM]
Christina Ricci to Guest-Star on TNT's Provocative Drama Saving Grace for Three-Episode Arc
Ricci will play a young detective who temporarily partners with Grace.

[07/14/08 - 04:33 PM]
Pop Icon Mariah Carey to Perform at "Teen Choice 2008" Monday, August 4, on Fox
Sophia Bush, Josh Holloway, Ryan Sheckler and Steve Carell are also set to appear.

[07/14/08 - 04:33 PM]
Funny Foursome Joins "MadTV" for 14th Season Premiering SepT. 13 on Fox
The newcomers include Erica Ash, Matt Braunger, Eric Price and Lauren Pritchard.

[07/14/08 - 04:32 PM]
Hank Is "King of the Hill" as the Series Reaches Its 250th Milestone Episode
Said installment, "Serves Me Right for Giving General George S. Patton the Bathroom Key," will air in May 2009.

[07/14/08 - 04:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Kevin Michael Richardson Join "The Cleveland Show" on Fox
The trio join Mike Henry, who's reprising his "Family Guy" role of everyone's favorite soft-spoken neighbor Cleveland Brown.







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[09/02/14 - 01:20 PM]
Netflix Orders Third Season of "Hemlock Grove"
Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015.

[09/02/14 - 01:20 PM]
"Houdini" Mesmerizies 3.7 Million Viewers
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[09/02/14 - 12:11 PM]
TNT Announces Restaurants Set to Participate in New Series "On the Menu," Premiering Friday, Oct. 3
Host Ty Pennington and legendary Chef Emeril Lagasse headline the series in which everyday cooks will vie for the chance to have their own dishes served in major restaurant chains across the country.

[09/02/14 - 11:02 AM]
Spike TV Presents a Compelling Inside Look at the Life of America's Greatest Daredevil, Evel Knievel
The 90-minute special will premiere on Spike TV Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/02/14 - 10:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef," "American Ninja Warrior" Top Demos
FOX and NBC both share the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/02/14 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Family Scares Up Some Fun During Its 16th Annual "13 Nights pf Halloween" Holiday Programming Event, Airing October 19th - 31st
The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," an all-new "Pretty Little Liars" fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials "Freak Out."

[09/02/14 - 09:59 AM]
Ted Gold Named Senior Vice President, Scripted Original Series, Spike TV
Gold previously served as President of Television and Executive Producer at Parkes+Macdonald/Universal Television, under an overall deal with NBCUniversal.

[09/02/14 - 09:08 AM]
Nickelodeon Teams Up with NFL, MLS and NASCAR for NickSports -- New Primetime Sports-Themed Block
The block will feature a rotating lineup of sports-themed content including series, specials and documentaries from leagues and key athletes, as well as acquired theatrical movies.

[09/02/14 - 08:36 AM]
Viriginia Beach Is Chosen as Final City on Nickelodeon's "Road to Worldwide Day of Play"
The network will spend three days in Virginia Beach (Sept. 10-12), encouraging kids to get active by bringing Nickelodeon-themed games, costumed characters and live-action stars to local events in the area.

[09/02/14 - 08:33 AM]
"Colin's Football Show" Opens Second Season with New Theme and Fresh Segments
The hour-long program will introduce new elements this year, including the debut of a fresh open, as well as the return of some of last season's most entertaining segments.

[09/02/14 - 07:50 AM]
"Terror at the Mall," A Harrowing Inside Look at the Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Debuts Sept. 15 on HBO
The film recalls the horror of the attack, as well as the courage and resilience of ordinary citizens in the face of mass murder.

[09/02/14 - 05:00 AM]
CBS's "The Talk" Kicks Off Season 5 Monday, Sept. 8!
In what promises to be their boldest premiere yet, the hosts will face their biggest fears, reveal intimate secrets and, for the first time, live-tweet during the show.

[09/01/14 - 10:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's number one program among adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Returns on Top for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 09:53 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Matches Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 26
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.