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[07/06/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 6
Updates include: Mekhi Phifer and Jennifer Beals back on FOX's "Lie to Me"; Noah Hawley gets a blind script commitment from ABC Studios; and Incubator lands a second series at WE tv.

[07/06/09 - 05:55 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Eastwick" (ABC)

[07/06/09 - 01:58 PM]
Christian Slater Joins ABC's "The Forgotten"
He'll take over for Rupert Penry-Jones as Alex Donovan on the newcomer.

[07/06/09 - 12:34 PM]
HBO Documentary Films Presents a Provocative Slate of Original Specials Every Monday Night This Summer, July 13 Through SepT. 7
TEDDY: IN HIS OWN WORDS kicks things off on July 13 with THE LAST TRUCK: THE CLOSING OF A GM PLANT rounding out the summer on September 7.

[07/06/09 - 09:40 AM]
The CW's "Easy Money" to Also Get Summer Wrap-Up
The series will return Sunday, July 26 at 7:00/6:00c, one week after "Valentine" wraps its swan song.

[07/06/09 - 09:24 AM]
Jim Caviezel, Jamie Campbell-Bower & Lennie James Descend on Comic Con 2009 to Present AMC's Epic Mini-Series "The Prisoner"
The six-part mini-series launches in November.

[07/06/09 - 08:42 AM]
Joan Rivers Will Be Seeing Red ... Kathy Griffin Named Roast Master - the 'Comedy Central(R) Roast of Joan Rivers' to Tape on Sunday, July 26
"It will be my distinct pleasure to honor a true comedy legend. The One and Only, The Great, Joan Rivers," said Griffin. "I mean, not that Pam Anderson wasn't a comedy legend or anything..."

[07/06/09 - 12:05 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Warehouse 13" (Syfy)

[07/03/09 - 01:27 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Happy Town" (ABC)

[07/02/09 - 10:01 PM]
Karla Garcia and Vitolio Jeune Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/02/09 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 2
Updates include: Piper Perabo cast in USA's "Covert Affairs"; Hilary Duff to guest on The CW's "Gossip Girl"; and four broadcast pilots have cast options extended.

[07/02/09 - 01:28 PM]
Reese Witherspoon Presents "Legally Blondes," the Third Installment of the Popular "Legally Blonde" Franchise, Making Its Television Premiere on Sunday, August 2, on ABC Family
"The Suite Life of Zack & Cody's" Becky Rosso and Milly Rosso star as Elle's cousins, Izzy and Annie Woods, in the small screen take.

[07/02/09 - 01:26 PM]
Director Leon Vance, Played by Rocky Carroll on "Ncis," to Appear in the New Fall Series "Ncis: Los Angeles"
"Rocky Carroll is an essential and beloved part of the NCIS team as Director Leon Vance," said executive producer Shane Brennan.

[07/02/09 - 01:01 PM]
Sci Fi to Unveil Fully Immersive and Interactive 'House of Imagination' Brand Film Marking Syfy Evolution
Stars from "Warehouse 13," "Eureka," "Ghost Hunters," "Caprica," "Sanctuary," "Stargate Universe" and "Destination Truth" are featured.

[07/02/09 - 11:39 AM]
ABC Improves Its Wednesday Performance Year to Year Among Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[07/02/09 - 10:57 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Community" (NBC)

[07/02/09 - 06:56 AM]
Season Three of the Hit Bio Original Series "I SurviveD..." Premieres Sunday, July 12 at 9 PM Et/8 PM Ct/10 PM Pt
The one-hour series features "first person accounts of extraordinary true-life tales of those who found the strength and courage to endure when faced with unforeseen, life-threatening situations."

[07/01/09 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 1
Updates include: Tim Minear looks to revive "Alien Nation" at Sci Fi; CMT orders "All Jacked Up"; and ABC clears "Defying Gravity" in the U.S.

[07/01/09 - 01:46 PM]
As Sci Fi Television Classic Farscape Marks Its 10th Anniversary, A&E Home Entertainment and the Jim Henson Company Partner on a Re-Launch of the DVD Franchise
Plus: Brian Henson, Rockne O'Bannon, Ben Browder and Claudia Black will host a panel at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.

[07/01/09 - 01:00 PM]
Sci Fi Becomes Syfy on Tuesday, July 7th
That evening, Syfy will unveil an innovative brand film "showcasing the network's top talent, which will be the centerpiece of a new brand campaign inviting consumers to Imagine Greater."

[07/01/09 - 12:58 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is Television's #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Summer in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/09 - 12:57 PM]
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey Premieres Friday, July 31 at 9pm ET on History(Tm)
The series gets "hands-on with some of the world's fiercest firearms - such as machine guns, tanks, pistols and rockets."

[07/01/09 - 12:56 PM]
CBS Introduces 12 New Houseguests and Reveals a Surprise Twist That Everyone Can Relate to When "Big Brother" Premieres Thursday, July 9, on the CBS Television Network
The House Guests will be "shocked to learn that they will be playing the game in one of four familiar high school cliques - popular, athletes, brainiacs and off beats."

[07/01/09 - 12:55 PM]
You Are What You Eat Moves In
The fourth season of the U.K. import premieres Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00/7:00c on BBC America.

[07/01/09 - 11:49 AM]
Dave Salmoni Walks Into the Pride to Save Magnificent Lions Marked for Death
The five-part series launches Thursday, August 13 at 8:00/7:00c on Animal Planet.

[07/01/09 - 11:35 AM]
CBS Wins Tuesday in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/09 - 11:06 AM]
2q09 Ranks as Soapnet's Most-Watched Quarter Ever in Total Viewers and Women 18-49
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.

[07/01/09 - 09:29 AM]
Bravo's "Flipping Out" & "The Rachel Zoe Project" Premiere in August
"Flipping Out" is back on Monday, August 17 while "Rachel Zoe" returns on Tuesday, August 25.

[07/01/09 - 06:32 AM]
What Would You Do in the Wake of a Global Catastrophe? Discovery Channel's New Series the Colony Challenges Ten Strangers to a Groundbreaking Experiment
The 10-part series, as previously reported, premieres Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/01/09 - 12:41 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "100 Questions" (NBC)

[06/30/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 30
Updates include: Gary Owen eyed for "House of Payne" spin-off at TBS; Chris Kattan upped to regular on ABC's "The Middle"; and Greg Garcia books a put pilot order at FOX.

[06/30/09 - 05:07 PM]
ABC Family Claims Most-Watched June in Prime in Total Viewers
ABC Family spins the numbers for the month of June.

[06/30/09 - 02:50 PM]
ABC Drops "Motherhood," Shuffles Sundays
The network will instead double up on "Samantha Who?" this Thursday (July 2) and next (July 9) starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/30/09 - 02:15 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Monday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, June 29.

[06/30/09 - 01:54 PM]
CBS News Examines the Mystery Surrounding Michael Jackson's Death and the Many Questions That Remain, on the 48 Hours Special "Michael Jackson: Picking Up the Pieces" on Tuesday, June 30
The one-hour special will be anchored by Katie Couric.

[06/30/09 - 01:44 PM]
NBC News Presents: "The Wanted" to Begin Airing Monday, July 20
The series "brings together an elite team with backgrounds in intelligence, unconventional warfare and investigative journalism."

[06/30/09 - 01:39 PM]
Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off" Debuts as Most Watched and Most Clicked Series Premiere Ever in Network History
Oxygen spins the numbers for Monday, June 29.

[06/30/09 - 01:01 PM]
USA Delivers Best 2q Ever on Cable
USA spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.

[06/30/09 - 12:29 PM]
Soapnet Announces New Original Reality Series, "Bank of Mom and Dad," from BBC Worldwide Productions and Acquires Critically-Acclaimed Scripted Drama "Being Erica," from BBC Worldwide for a Second Season
In addition, newcomer "Holidate" will launch Wednesday, July 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/09 - 12:14 PM]
Sci Fi Features Fan Favorite Series and Stars at Comic-Con International 2009
"Warehouse 13," "Eureka," "Sanctuary," "Stargate Universe," and "Caprica/Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" are among the featured panels.

[06/30/09 - 12:10 PM]
To Mark July 7th Brand Evolution to Syfy Imagination Celebrations Kick Off with Coast to Coast Marketing Campaign
The multi-platform initiative "will embrace consumers online, on-air, on the streets, at New York City landmarks, movies and museums, parks, ice skating rinks."

[06/30/09 - 12:08 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of June 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/30/09 - 12:06 PM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/30/09 - 12:05 PM]
CBS Rebroadcasts Place First on Monday in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, June 29.

[06/30/09 - 12:01 PM]
ABC Is Up Week to Week by Wide Margins in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/30/09 - 11:55 AM]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Announces How to Qualify to Be a Contestant on the 10th Anniversary Edition
The Regis Philbin-hosted series is returning for 11 nights from August 9 to August 23.

[06/30/09 - 11:47 AM]
Bravo Is Sculpting a New Cast for "The Untitled Art Project"
The series, originally titled "American Artist," comes from executive producers Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson and Eli Holzman.

[06/30/09 - 11:35 AM]
USA Network & Tom Brokaw Continue to Tease Their 2010 Documentary "American Character Along Highway 50" with the Premiere of the Second of Eight Dispatches
This Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00/6:00c, USA Network debuts the second in the series of short monthly broadcast updates.

[06/30/09 - 11:31 AM]
MTV Greenlights Season Two of Hit Series '16 & Pregnant'
In addition, MTV will also air a "16 and Pregnant: Life After Labor" finale special, hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, on July 23.

[06/30/09 - 11:17 AM]
Nick at Nite Finishes Second Quarter as Basic Cable's Number-One Net with Women 18-49; Ranks Number Two with Adults 18-49 in Total Day
Nick at Nite spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.







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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
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