[monday, june 15, 2009]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[06/15/09 - 08:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "V" (ABC)

[06/15/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 15
Updates include: A&E parts ways with "The Beast"; and VH1 orders "The OCD Project."

[06/15/09 - 03:28 PM]
Mlb to Disrupt FOX's Fall Rollout
The potentially hardest hit will be Thursdays and Saturdays with up to three pre-emptions, while Tuesdays and Fridays will sit out just one week at most.

[06/15/09 - 02:16 PM]
Nba Finals Game 5 Dominates Night in Prime Time
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 14.

[06/15/09 - 01:50 PM]
Turner Unveils Sponsors for TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: Just for Laughs
TBS will tape three prime time specials during the Festival, which takes place Wednesday, June 17 - Sunday, June 21.

[06/15/09 - 01:49 PM]
Most Watched Nhl Game in 36 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 12.

[06/15/09 - 01:48 PM]
Cartoon Network's Total Drama Action Premieres as Most-Watched Program of the Day on All TV Among Kids 6-11, Kids 9-14, All Boys
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Thursday, June 11.

[06/15/09 - 01:40 PM]
A&E Real Life Series - the First 48 Returns for a Ninth Season
The new season launches tomorrow night at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/15/09 - 01:08 PM]
Ally Sheedy, Sean Patrick Flanery, Nia Peeples and Rock Legend Meat Loaf Aday Star in 'Citizen Jane,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering September 5
The film tells "the true story of the lone woman who refused to let a killer escape, even at the risk of her own life."

[06/15/09 - 12:58 PM]
Hallmark Channel Introduces New Commercial Format - "Fast Break" - Featuring Reduced Commercial Load Within Exclusive Advertiser Pods
The network has signed Mutual of Omaha as its first sponsor.

[06/15/09 - 12:27 PM]
Discovery Channel's Somali Pirate Takedown the Real Story Documents Never-Before-Told Stories Behind Dramatic Maersk Alabama Pirate Standoff
The special premieres Sunday, June 21 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery with an extended version airing Tuesday, June 23 at 9:00/8:00c on the Military Channel.

[06/15/09 - 12:15 PM]
Grab Your Surfboards and Catch the First Wave of "Teen Choice 2009" Nominees
On the TV front: "Gossip Girl" and its cast each scored 10 nominations while "American Idol" received seven nominations.

[06/15/09 - 11:12 AM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 15-City Search for New Contestants
Auditions are set for Chicago, Detroit, San Jose, Tampa, Atlanta, Mobile, New York City, San Antonio, Dallas, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Des Moines and Los Angeles in the coming weeks.

[06/15/09 - 10:05 AM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2009-2010 Season
"Cops" and "America's Most Wanted" kick things off on Saturday, September 12.

[06/15/09 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Orders Three More Editions of the Hidden Camera Special, "I Get That a Lot" for Broadcast Next Season
Three more editions of the hidden camera series will roll out during the upcoming season.

[06/15/09 - 12:09 AM]
Interview: "Weeds" Creator Jenji Kohan

[06/15/09 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "True Blood" Creator Alan Ball

[06/12/09 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 12
Updates include: Discovers commits to "Garage Wars," "Out of Egypt"; and Peter M. Lenkov to stick with "CSI: NY."

[06/12/09 - 03:02 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Accidentally on Purpose" (CBS)

[06/12/09 - 02:49 PM]
ABC.com Holds 8 of the Top 10 Series Viewed Online in May 2009, Including the Top 5 Programs
ABC spins the digital numbers for the month of May.

[06/12/09 - 02:48 PM]
ABC Tops Its Nearest Competitors by 2.9 Million Viewers and by 64% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 11.

[06/12/09 - 01:37 PM]
Moonshot Premieres on the 40th Anniversary Monday, July 20 at 8pm ET on History(Tm)
The two-hour special "tells the story of Apollo 11 from the perspective of the three very different, and very strong personalities that made up its intrepid crew."

[06/12/09 - 12:50 PM]
NBC Announces 'I'M a CelebritY...get Me Out of Here!' Will Air Extended Two-Hour Installments on Monday, June 15 and Monday, June 22
The Peacock confirms its revised schedule for the summer series.

[06/12/09 - 12:34 PM]
NBC Expands "Celebrity" Yet Again
The show's June 15 and June 22 installments, both Mondays, will now run two hours each.

[06/12/09 - 09:07 AM]
Rose Bowl Game on ESPN Beginning in 2011
The network had previously announced it would televise 15 other Bowl Championship Series (BCS) games as part of a new, multi-year agreement.

[06/12/09 - 06:54 AM]
7th Season of "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" Premieres Thursday, June 25th 10 PM ET/PT
The new 10-episode season will feature such topics as Astrology, Video Games, Taxes and The Vatican.

[06/12/09 - 06:42 AM]
Showtime(R) Premieres Trifecta of Stand-Up Specials from Comedy Powerhouses
New hours from Cedric "The Entertainer," Margaret Cho and Kevin Nealon are on tap in the coming months.

[06/12/09 - 12:47 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "True Blood: Season Two" (HBO)

[06/11/09 - 10:01 PM]
Paris Torres and Tony Bellissimo Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[06/11/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 11
Updates include; ABC orders "Let's Dance"; TBS passes on "My Name Is Earl"; and Robert Buckley joins The CW's "One Tree Hill."

[06/11/09 - 04:28 PM]
Mythbusters Blowing Up June Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 10.

[06/11/09 - 02:16 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Highest Rated Wednesday 10 PM Series Premiere in Network History
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 10.

[06/11/09 - 01:45 PM]
Crash Starts Second Season Production for Starz
New cast members this season include Eric Roberts, Tess Harper, Julie Warner, Dana Ashbrook and Linda Park.

[06/11/09 - 01:36 PM]
Travel Channel Gets Bit by the Travel Bug in 'Bite Me with DR. Mike'
Dr. Mike Leahy stars in the newcomer, premiering Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/11/09 - 01:05 PM]
Run's House Returns to MTV with an Hour-Long Special Family Vacation Season Premiere Episode Airing June 15, at 10pm ET/PT
Plus: look for a "Run's House" Father's Day marathon on Sunday, June 21 beginning at 5:00/4:00c.

[06/11/09 - 12:18 PM]
ABC Generates Its Strongest Summer Wednesday Performance in 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 10.

[06/11/09 - 12:13 PM]
Over a Barrel: The Truth About Oil - ABC News Special Reported by Charlie Gibson to Air Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00 P.M., Et
The one-hour special had originally been set for July 15.

[06/11/09 - 11:12 AM]
Poppy Montgomery to Make Cinderella Pact with Lifetime Movie Network
Barbara Lieberman is executive producing the project, which will premiere in February 2010.

[06/11/09 - 11:00 AM]
Academy Award(R) Nominee Joan Cusack Headlines Razor Sharp Comedy 'Acceptance' Premiering August 22 on Lifetime Television
Mae Whitman co-stars in the film, which is based on Susan Coll's book of the same name.

[06/11/09 - 09:04 AM]
Grammy Award Winning Music Superstar Rob Thomas, Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter Jewel and Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo and the Cast of Broadway's 'West Side Story' to Serve as Musical Guests on NBC's 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (R),' Saturday, July 4th (9-10 P.M. Est)
"Today's" Natalie Morales and Tiki Barber will co-host the special.

[06/11/09 - 08:22 AM]
Spike TV Salutes Action Star David Carradine with Movie Marathon Tribute on Saturday, June 13
On tap are "Kill Bill: Volume 1," "Kill Bill: Volume 2" and "Kung Fu Killer."

[06/11/09 - 06:57 AM]
Viola Davis to Guest Star on 2nd Season of Showtime's Acclaimed Comedy Series United States of Tara(Tm)
She'll play Lynda B. Dozier, "an unconventional artist who plays a significant role in Tara (Toni Collette) and her daughter Kate's (Brie Larson) lives."

[06/11/09 - 12:14 AM]
Interview: "She's Got the Look" Host Kim Alexis

[06/10/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 10
Updates include: HBO completes casting on "Boardwalk Empire"; Michelle Fazekas and Tara Butters join FOX's "Dollhouse"; and Adam Jamal Craig added to "NCIS: Los Angeles."

[06/10/09 - 05:45 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Vampire Diaries, The" (The CW)

[06/10/09 - 04:22 PM]
Deadliest Catch Smashes Ratings Records
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 9.

[06/10/09 - 12:46 PM]
Shark Week Returns on August 2 with Thrilling, Action-Packed Programming
Discovery's 22nd annual event will feature six new specials, including BLOOD IN THE WATER.

[06/10/09 - 12:41 PM]
Led by the 2009 Nba Finals, ABC Dominates Tuesday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 9.

[06/10/09 - 12:26 PM]
Oxygen Media Launches the "Dance Your Ass Off Contest" on Youtube for a Chance to Be Featured On-Air During Show's Season Finale
The contest begins Friday, June 12 as part of the new "Dance Your Ass Off" brand channel on YouTube.

[06/10/09 - 11:59 AM]
Showtime Renews Its New Critically-Acclaimed Dark Comedy Series Starring Emmy(R)-Winner Edie Falco for a Second Season
Production of 12 new episodes will begin this fall in New York City.

  [june 2009]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[12/01/15 - 12:13 PM]
Hollywood's A-List Heads to Ovation TV for No-Holds-Barred Interview Show, "Los Angeles Times' The Envelope"
The series is hosted by Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen who sit down with the year's critically acclaimed directors and actors for an in-depth discussion of their awards-worthy films and the filmmaking process.

[12/01/15 - 12:10 PM]
truTV Expands Scripted Slate with Pre-Launch Renewal of "Those Who Can't," And Begins Development on Three New Scripted Projects
"Those Who Can't" centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy.

[12/01/15 - 11:46 AM]
"War & Peace" Reimagined for a New Generation Premieres on Lifetime, A&E and History January 18
The epic features an award-winning cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and others.

[12/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
TV One Celebrates Eddie Murphy in PBS' "18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" Special This Friday, December 4 at 8 P.M. ET
Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians.

[12/01/15 - 10:13 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look at "Outlander" Season Two
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz' 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings.

[12/01/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to Air on ABC, Sunday, December 13
Ginnifer Goodwin narrates the one-hour special, which explores the moment where folklore met filmmaking.

[12/01/15 - 09:46 AM]
An All-New "The Biggest Loser" Returns January 4 with a New Host, Theme, Logo, Gym and Format and Eight Compelling Contestant Teams of Two
Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories.

[12/01/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Superstore"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by wide margins.

[12/01/15 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Netflix Presents "A Very Murray Christmas"
In just 4 days, Bill Murray and his celebrity friends will bring joy and laughter to people all around the world with the Netflix original holiday special.

[12/01/15 - 07:41 AM]
"Bolshoi Babylon," An Unprecedented Inside Look at the Famed Russian Ballet Company in the Wake of Scandal, Debuts Dec. 21 on HBO
The film was previously slated to debut the week prior on Monday, December 14.

[12/01/15 - 07:35 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Landmark "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8PM (ET/PT)
Ellerbee, who has announced her retirement, will highlight some of Nick News' most poignant episodes and discussions, while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.

[12/01/15 - 07:30 AM]
Juanes, Seth MacFarlane and Trisha Yearwood Added to Lineup for "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert," Sunday, Dec. 6 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

[12/01/15 - 07:03 AM]
Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato to Perform in Times Square During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
The show open features powerful and stunning visuals of the post-apocalyptic world of "Shannara," harmonized with artist Ruelle's haunting hit song, "Until We Go Down."

[12/01/15 - 06:07 AM]
Bravo Media Announces "The Lookbook," A New Premier Digital Shopping Experience
Hosted on Bravotv.com, the online platform kicks off tied to the sophomore season of Bravo's scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."