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[05/18/09 - 08:02 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: FOX's Returning Series Descriptions
Timm Sharp in, J.B. Smoove out on "'Til Death"; details about "24's" new season; and various behind-the-scenes changes.

[05/18/09 - 07:56 PM]
Oops: ABC Accidentally Spills New Show Homes
"Flash Forward" is primed for Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c while five new shows are set for Wednesday nights.

[05/18/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 18
Updates include: CBS mulls picking up "Medium" from NBC; Drew Carey inks a first-look deal with CBS Television Studios; and HBO orders a new animated series from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

[05/18/09 - 05:59 PM]
Law & Order Reports for Record Season
NBC is set to announce the 16-episode pickup tomorrow as part of its 2009-10 season schedule announcement.

[05/18/09 - 02:31 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Fox
Updates include: details on "Alive Air"; the fates of "Terminator" and other series; World Series scheduling changes and more!

[05/18/09 - 02:28 PM]
FOX 2009/2010 Preview: Upfront Trailers
Watch trailers for all of FOX's new series!

[05/18/09 - 02:13 PM]
Meredith and We TV Team Up on Cross Media Promotion
Under the agreement, Meredith titles will feature in-book editorial coverage and online promotions of WE tv original series.

[05/18/09 - 02:12 PM]
G4 Presents Hilarious New Series "The International Sexy Ladies Show" Premiering June 7
The show's featured comedians and pop-culture experts include Doug Benson, Steve Byrne, John Caparulo, Mitch Fatel, Jo Koy, Sherrod Small and Alex Zane.

[05/18/09 - 01:33 PM]
The Singing Bee Has Gone Country with All-New Episodes Premiering on Cmt
Melissa Peterman will host the show's cable incarnation, which launches Saturday, June 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/18/09 - 01:03 PM]
TNT's Magic/Celtics Game #7 Is Most Watched Second Round Nba Playoffs Game in Cable History
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/18/09 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Wins the Final 5 Sundays of the 2008-09 TV Season in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/18/09 - 10:39 AM]
ABC Hosts Annual Block Party at Cma Music Festival in Nashville
The festival will be taped for a summer special, "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," airing Monday, August 31.

[05/18/09 - 10:38 AM]
The Two-Hour Season Finale of "Survivor: Tocantins" Places First in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/18/09 - 10:08 AM]
Samantha Not Making the Cut After All
The series went into the weekend with high hopes to return after producers agreed to slash the show's budget.

[05/18/09 - 09:27 AM]
CBS Confirms Six Newcomers
The Jenna Elfman-led comedy "Accidentally on Purpose" and the reality entry "Undercover Boss" are among the latest pickups.

[05/18/09 - 08:47 AM]
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to Present an Exclusive Clip of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' at the '2009 MTV Movie Awards'
Plus: Sandra Bullock, Dwayne Johnson, Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Thomas Lennon, Danny McBride and Sofia Vassilieva are added as presenters.

[05/18/09 - 08:31 AM]
FOX 08/09 Season Highlights
FOX spins the numbers for the 2008-09 season to date.

[05/18/09 - 08:17 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2009-2010 Season
It's here: FOX announces its full 2009-10 season plans!

[05/18/09 - 07:39 AM]
Jon Gruden Joins ESPN's Monday Night Football
Gruden replaces Tony Kornheiser, who has decided to step down after three years in the "MNF" booth.

[05/18/09 - 06:54 AM]
Columbia Records and Twentieth Century FOX Television Partner to Present Music from New FOX Series "Glee"
Cast performances of "Rehab" and "Don't Stop Believin'" will be available for purchase on iTunes starting May 19 and throughout the summer leading up to the show's premiere.

[05/18/09 - 06:52 AM]
MTV Chronicles the Challenges of Teen Pregnancy in '16 & Pregnant' Premiering on Thursday, June 11th at 10pm ET/PT
The six-week series will "take an intimate look inside the lives of pregnant teenagers as they face the challenges that come with being a young parent."

[05/18/09 - 06:16 AM]
FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century FOX Television Team Up with Aniboom to Find the Next Classic Primetime Animated Holiday Special
The contest "invites talented, creative up-and-coming animators worldwide to enter their original holiday-inspired animated shorts for the opportunity to win cash prizes and a FOX development deal."

[05/17/09 - 03:51 PM]
NBC Makes "Chuck" Renewal Official
The Peacock and studio Warner Bros. Television have reached a deal to give "Chuck" a 13-episode third season.

[05/17/09 - 03:42 PM]
CBS to Keep "Case," "Rules"; Adds Two More Dramas
Drama pilots "Miami Trauma" and "U.S. Attorney" have been approved to start making staffing offers.

[05/16/09 - 05:01 PM]
Hawley: "The Unusuals" Will Not Be Back
"Friends, just heard 'The Unusuals' will not be back for a second season," the creator said via his Twitter account.

[05/16/09 - 03:24 PM]
Cbs, the CW Begin Staffing Dramas
"Three Rivers," "The Good Wife" and the "NCIS" spin-off appear to be a go at CBS, as do "Melrose Place" and "Vampire Diaries" at The CW.

[05/16/09 - 01:39 PM]
Bones, "House" Back at Fox
The pair will join fellow dramas "24," "Dollhouse," "Fringe" and "Lie to Me" as part of FOX's 2009-10 returning class.

[05/16/09 - 11:20 AM]
Nearly 9 Million Viewers Watch "Farrah's Story" on Nbc
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 15.

[05/16/09 - 08:52 AM]
Interview: "The Bachelorette" Star Jillian Harris

[05/15/09 - 10:53 PM]
ABC Renews "True Beauty," Adds Four Newcomers
Comedies "Awesome Hank" and "The Middle" and dramas "Eastwick" and "The Forgotten" got the go ahead on Friday evening.

[05/15/09 - 08:20 PM]
FOX to Keep "Dollhouse," "Dance" Open This Fall
Both renewals put what will likely be the final pieces into the puzzle that is FOX's fall schedule, due on Monday.

[05/15/09 - 06:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 15
Updates include: Tom Shelly to join Matt Kunitz, Anthony Dominici and Charlie Walk at Endemol USA.

[05/15/09 - 06:04 PM]
Castle, "Scrubs" and "Ted" Make ABC's 2009-10 Cut
Plus: the Alphabet is moving forward with its pilots "Happy Town," "Cougar Town" and "The Associates."

[05/15/09 - 03:01 PM]
NBC Renews 'Last Call with Carson Daly' for the 2009-2010 Season
"I really feel grateful. Being able to continue my show with NBC for its 9th season is just incredible," said Daly.

[05/15/09 - 02:49 PM]
Lakers/Rockets Game 6 - ESPN's Most-Viewed Basketball Telecast Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 14.

[05/15/09 - 02:28 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City" Posts Highest Rated Season Ever Culminating with Almost Four Million Viewers for Its Two-Part Reunion Special
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 12-Thursday, May 14.

[05/15/09 - 12:54 PM]
ABC to Revisit "Motherhood" in June
The news marks the latest summer burn off by the Alphabet.

[05/15/09 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Wins Its 4th Consecutive Thursday Night of the 2009 May Sweep in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 14.

[05/15/09 - 11:20 AM]
Brothers to Join FOX Family
The pickup gives the network one new comedy in each half-hour format: multi ("Brothers"), single ("Sons of Tucson") and animated ("The Cleveland Show").

[05/14/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 14
Updates include: Cincinnati Bengals set for HBO's "Hard Knocks"; Kristin Cavallari to join MTV's "The Hills"; and ABC Studios look to revive "Reaper" in syndication.

[05/14/09 - 04:54 PM]
Interview: "The Jay Leno Show" Host Jay Leno

[05/14/09 - 01:46 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Locks in the Laughs with Its 2009-2010 Development Slate and Greenlights Animated Series "Ugly Americans"
Said slate includes projects from Jamie Foxx, Ron White, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Ice Cube and The Sklar Brothers.

[05/14/09 - 11:10 AM]
FOX Adds "Past Life"; ABC Likely to Keep "Scrubs," "Samantha"
The newcomer joins previous pickups "Human Target," "Sons of Tucson," "Glee" and "The Cleveland Show."

[05/14/09 - 11:08 AM]
Neil Patrick Harris to Host "The 63rd Annual Tony(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York, Sunday, June 7 on the CBS Television Network
"The discipline of live theater - doing the same perfect thing night after night, eight times a week - never ceases to amaze me," said Neil Patrick Harris.

[05/14/09 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 to FOX on Wednesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 13.

[05/14/09 - 09:25 AM]
Veteran Hit Series "What Not to Wear" Returns with All New Episodes on Tlc
"Blossom" star Mayim Bialik will be featured in the show's season premiere airing Friday, May 29.

[05/14/09 - 08:56 AM]
SpikE.com and 'Jesse James Is a Dead Man' Present 'Demolition Death Race'
The online racing game is designed to promote the show's premiere on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/14/09 - 08:13 AM]
Nickelodeon to Launch New Cg Animated Kung Fu Panda: The Series from Dreamworks Animation Skg
The pair's "The Penguins of Madagascar" ranked as the most-watched series premiere in the network's history.

[05/14/09 - 07:56 AM]
Food Network Greenlights a New Season of Dinner: Impossible
13 new episodes are in production for an August premiere.

[05/13/09 - 10:01 PM]
Kris Allen and Adam Lambert to Battle for "American Idol" Crown Tuesday, May 19, on Fox
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.







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[04/01/15 - 11:41 AM]
"Idol" Fan Save on Twitter Adds New and Dramatic Real-Time Twist to Season!
Beginning this week, fans have the opportunity to save a finalist from elimination by a real-time vote using Twitter.

[04/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up Three New Unscripted Series: "Startup U," "Next Step Realty: NYC" and "Monica the Medium"
These unscripted series join recently greenlit series "Becoming Us" (formerly "My Transparent Life") and "Job or No Job," which will all premiere this summer.

[04/01/15 - 10:30 AM]
E! Continues to Boost Original Programming with Introduction of Three New Series and Return of Three Hit Franchises
"#RichKids of Beverly Hills" (Sunday, May 24), "Total Divas" (Summer 2015) and "Christina Milian Turned Up" (Fall 2015) are all due back.

[04/01/15 - 10:03 AM]
truTV Spring 2015 Highlights
Said offerings include the return of "Fake Off" (Wednesday, May 6), "Barmageddon" (Monday, June 1) and "How to Be a Grown Up" (Tuesday, June 2).

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
Fifth Harmony, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chelsea Kane, Sweet Suspense, Kelsea Ballerini, and Stars of "black-ish" and "Teen Beach 2" to Present at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
A 30-minute pre-show originating from the red carpet and a 90-minute awards show telecast will be presented on multiple platforms around the world beginning Sunday, April 26 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

[04/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
Plus: "Stalker" will rejoin the schedule on Monday, May 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/01/15 - 09:45 AM]
Creative Team Behind "The Bachelor" Franchise Introduces New Luxurious Line of Hot Tubs to Be Sold at Retailers Nationwide Beginning April 1
"Hot tubs represent a great way of life - a life filled with romance and passion," said Bachelor creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss.

[04/01/15 - 09:38 AM]
USA Network's WWE "Monday Night Raw" Attracts Largest Audience in Nearly Three Years
USA spins the numbers for Monday, March 30.

[04/01/15 - 09:31 AM]
Second Round of Performers Announced to Perform on "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets," Friday, May 15 on CBS
The special, taping April 17-18 at the two-day ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will be broadcast Friday, May 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

[04/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
NBC Ties for the Nightlong Win Against All-Original Competition on the Big 4, Despite Encores of "Voice" and "Chicago Fire"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS," "Dovekeepers" Top Viewers for CBS
The Eye however shares the adults 18-49 crown with NBC last night.

[04/01/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Forever" Is No. 1 at 10pm in Adults 18-49 with an 11% Rise Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 31.

[04/01/15 - 08:29 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates Earth Day with Slate of Original Animal Programming Throughout April
To help localize the Earth Day effort, Nat Geo WILD will invite people to post a selfie with the part of the Earth they most want to protect, using the hashtag #earthdayselfie.

[04/01/15 - 07:24 AM]
NBC Sports Group Fills Out 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket with Complete Coverage Beginning April 15
During April, May and June, NBC Sports Group will televise as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming.

[04/01/15 - 07:21 AM]
CNBC's "Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business" Premieres Wednesday, May 13 at 10PM ET/PT
CNBC takes viewers behind-the-scenes of five very different restaurants in the ultra-competitive New York food scene, chronicling their every struggle and occasional triumph.