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[01/07/11 - 11:30 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Shameless" (Showtime)

[01/07/11 - 11:29 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Episodes" (Showtime)

[01/07/11 - 11:28 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2010: #10-1
Our annual countdown concludes with "Community," "Mad Men," "Terriers" and more!

[01/07/11 - 06:06 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 7
Updates include: History nixes "The Kennedys"; ABC greenlights two comedies; and David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman" gets tabled.

[01/07/11 - 04:04 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Attracts Nearly 3.5 Million Total Viewers in Combined Prime Telecasts
Bravo spins the numbers for Thursday, January 6.

[01/07/11 - 03:05 PM]
HBO Films Presents a Film by Curtis Hanson, "Too Big to Fail," Based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's Bestselling Book About the 2008 Financial Crisis, Debuting in May
The project's ensemble cast includes William Hurt, Ed Asner, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace, Matthew Modine, Cynthia Nixon, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Pullman, Tony Shalhoub and James Woods.

[01/07/11 - 03:04 PM]
Academy Award(R) Winner Kate Winslet Stars in "Mildred Pierce," A Five-Part HBO Miniseries Event Debuting in March
Parts one and two will debut back-to-back on Sunday, March 27.

[01/07/11 - 03:03 PM]
New HBO Series "Game of Thrones," Based on the Bestselling Books by George R.R. Martin, Debuts April 17
The 10-episode season was filmed at various locations in Northern Ireland and Malta.

[01/07/11 - 03:02 PM]
Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini Star in HBO Films' "Cinema Verite," A Dramatic Look at the Making of the Groundbreaking Documentary "An American Family" Debuting in April
Patrick Fugit, Kathleen Quinlan, Lolita Davidovich, Shanna Collins and Thomas Dekker also star.

[01/07/11 - 03:01 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview
Among its 2011 plans: fantasy drama "Game of Thrones," premiering Sunday, April 17.

[01/07/11 - 01:44 PM]
AMC, Starz Confirm "Mad Men," "Spartacus" Renewals
When they'll return however remains to be determined.

[01/07/11 - 01:38 PM]
Lifetime's "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," Starring Hayden Panettiere and Marcia Gay Harden, to Premiere February 21
Amanda Fernando Stevens, Paolo Romio, Djirbi Kebe and Vincent Riotta also star.

[01/07/11 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Announces New Unscripted Series for February 2011 Launches
"Seriously Funny Kids," "One Born Every Minute" bow Tuesday, February 1 while "Quad Squad," "Glamour Belles" are due Wednesday, February 9.

[01/07/11 - 01:27 PM]
USA Welcomes New and Recurring Guest Stars to Winter Launches of "White Collar," "Royal Pains" and New Original Scripted Series "Fairly Legal"
Henry Winkler, Hilarie Burton, Diahann Carroll, Richard Dean Anderson, Ethan Embry, Gilles Marini and John Legend are among the featured actors.

[01/07/11 - 01:19 PM]
Roma Downey and Marion Ross Star in "Keeping Up With The Randalls," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere July 9
Kayla Ewell and Thad Luckinbill also star in the project, formerly known as "Randall Reunion Races."

[01/07/11 - 01:18 PM]
Jack Coleman Takes the Stage in "Rock the House," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere June 11
Clare Carey, Helen Slater and Andy Milder co-star.

[01/07/11 - 01:17 PM]
Nicollette Sheridan Travels to Ireland on a "Honeymoon for One," A Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere June 4
Greg Wise and Patrick Baladi also star alongside Sheridan.

[01/07/11 - 01:16 PM]
Rob Estes Finds He Is Sharing His Garden Bench With a Ghost When He Ventures to "Edge of the Garden," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere May 14
Estes stars alongside Sarah Manninen, Kelly Monaco and David Lewis.

[01/07/11 - 01:15 PM]
Anna Chlumsky and Warren Christie Star in "Three Weeks, Three Kids," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, May 7
Chelah Horsdal, Susan Hogan and Kevin McNulty also star.

[01/07/11 - 01:14 PM]
MTV's Highest Rated Series Telecast Ever, Season Three of "Jersey Shore," Delivers 8.45 Million Total Viewers for Premiere
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, January 6.

[01/07/11 - 01:14 PM]
Sherry Stringfield and Danielle Panabaker Star in "Beverly Lewis' The Shunning," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere April 16
The movie is based on the first novel of "The Heritage of Lancaster County Books" from the New York Times best-selling author.

[01/07/11 - 01:13 PM]
Richard Thomas Stars in "Time After Time," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere March 19
Thomas stars alongside Kaj-Erik Eriksen as a man who travels back in time and comes face-to-face with a younger version of himself.

[01/07/11 - 01:12 PM]
Jennie Garth and Ethan Erickson Star in "Accidentally In Love," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere February 12
Fred Willard and Marilu Henner co-star in the project, written by Peter Facinelli.

[01/07/11 - 01:10 PM]
Hallmark Channel Signs Development Deal With Acclaimed Master Chef Emeril Lagasse
The show, which will be produced in association with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2011 as a part of the "Hallmark Channel Home" daytime block.

[01/07/11 - 01:07 PM]
Video: The CW's "Shedding For The Wedding" Preview
The series premieres on Wednesday, February 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/07/11 - 01:05 PM]
Laurence Fishburne Stars in "Thurgood," Debuting Feb. 24 on HBO
The one-man play stars Laurence Fishburne in his Tony-nominated performance, filmed at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C.

[01/07/11 - 12:59 PM]
BCS Bowls Power ESPN to its Best-Ever Day and Week
ESPN spins the numbers for the week of December 27-January 2.

[01/07/11 - 11:42 AM]
HBO2 Continues Its Weekly Wednesday Documentary Series in the First Half of 2011 With a Provocative and Diverse Lineup of Films
Said lineup includes "JFK: In His Own Words," "Quadrangle" and "When Strangers Click: Five Stories from the Internet."

[01/07/11 - 11:41 AM]
HBO Sets Documentary Lineup for the First Half of 2011
Eugene Jarecki, Ben Anderson and Daphne Pinkerson are among the featured documentarians.

[01/07/11 - 11:33 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver Dec. 27-31 Late-Night Ratings Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 27-31.

[01/07/11 - 11:26 AM]
Second Season of Hit Comedy Series "I'm In The Band" to Premiere Monday, January 17 on Disney XD
Leading up to the premiere, DisneyXD.com will launch a new Olympic-style game, "Rock-On-A-Thon."

[01/07/11 - 10:26 AM]
A&E Orders 20-Episode Second Season of the New Hit Series "Storage Wars"
Production on season two of the series is currently underway, to premiere in second quarter 2011.

[01/07/11 - 10:26 AM]
Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson Star in HBO Films' "The Sunset Limited," Debuting Feb. 12
Jones also directed and executive produced the film from a script by playwright Cormac McCarthy.

[01/07/11 - 10:18 AM]
A&E Network in Production on New Original Real-Life Series "Relapse" from the Producers of the Emmy-Award Winning Series "Intervention"
Five one-hour episodes have been ordered and will premiere second quarter 2011.

[01/07/11 - 10:11 AM]
A&E Presents the New Original Drama Series "Breakout Kings" - from the Producers of "Prison Break" - Premieres Sunday, March 13 at 10PM ET/PT
Laz Alonso, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin, Serinda Swan and Brooke Nevin star.

[01/07/11 - 09:39 AM]
AMC Kicks Off the New Year With Programming Lineup of Film Premieres and Favorites
Highlights include a two-night "The Walking Dead" marathon on January 18-19.

[01/07/11 - 09:38 AM]
AMC Begins Production on "Breaking Bad" Season Four
Season four consists of 13, one-hour episodes and is set to debut in summer 2011.

[01/07/11 - 09:37 AM]
AMC Announces Next Original Series, "The Killing" to Premiere Sunday, April 3rd at 10PM/ET
Mireille Enos, Billy Campbell, Joel Kinnaman, Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton star.

[01/07/11 - 09:32 AM]
HBO Picks Up New Comedy Series "Girls," Created by and Starring "Tiny Furniture" Filmmaker Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner also serve as executive producers on the series.

[01/07/11 - 09:19 AM]
Original Episodes of "The Big Bang Theory," "CSI" and "The Mentalist" Return With Highest Adults 18-49 Ratings Since Early November
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, January 6.

[01/07/11 - 08:56 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Demo Crown
CBS however is the most-watched network last night.

[01/07/11 - 08:50 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday in Adults 18-49 as "Wipeout" Marks Most-Watched-Ever Telecast
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 6.

[01/07/11 - 07:54 AM]
MTV Joins With George Clooney, Google, The United Nations and Others to Help Deter War in Sudan
"Satellite Sentinel Project welcomes MTV and its viewers -- who have been standing up for years to end human rights crimes in Darfur and southern Sudan -- to our early warning system team," said Clooney.

[01/07/11 - 07:49 AM]
"Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star" Debuts Jan. 26 on HBO2
The documentary will be preceded by an encore presentation of 2010's "Afghan Star."

[01/07/11 - 07:43 AM]
Compassionate Family From Cocoa, Florida, Who Fly All Over the World to Help Those in Need, Become Latest Recipients on An "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
ABC details another upcoming installment of its reality franchise.

[01/07/11 - 07:38 AM]
ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011 - Part 1" Tops its Combined Competition by Wide Margins in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 27-January 1.

[01/06/11 - 09:31 PM]
The 50 Best Episodes of 2010: #20-11
Our annual countdown continues with "The Big C," "Sons of Anarchy," "Friday Night Lights" and more!

[01/06/11 - 06:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 6
Updates include: Kristen Johnston, Christine Taylor to topline TV Land pilots; and Amy Acker lands female lead on USA's "Common Law."

[01/06/11 - 04:01 PM]
"Submit Your Villain" Contest Gives One Lucky Fan the Chance to See Their Creation Depcited on NBC's New Drama "The Cape"
Co-star Summer Glau announced the unique opportunity today in a message to the show's Facebook fans.

[01/06/11 - 02:10 PM]
Planet Green Charges Into 2011 With Two Premiere Series This January
"Conviction Kitchen" and "Boomtown" bow Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 29, respectively.







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[09/25/17 - 12:06 PM]
Live Musical Production of Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical "Rent" to Air Sunday, January 27, 2019, on FOX
After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

[09/25/17 - 12:05 PM]
Emmy(R)-Nominated Sketch Comedy Series "Tracey Ullman's Show" Returns for Second Season Oct. 20 on HBO
Over the course of the new season, Ullman uses her signature brand of sharp satire to shape-shift into a range of public figures and offbeat original characters.

[09/25/17 - 11:10 AM]
Freeform Orders a Pilot Spinoff "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists," From Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will reprise their roles from the parent series.

[09/25/17 - 11:06 AM]
History(R)'s New Scripted Drama Series "Knightfall" Delving Into the Mysterious World of the Knights Templar Premieres Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
"Knightfall" begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar's last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost.

[09/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
Contractor Mike Holmes and His Family Help Homeowners on New DIY Network Series "Holmes: Next Generation"
The six-episode series is scheduled to premiere in March 2018.

[09/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
"The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee," An Intimate Documentary Portrait, Debuts Dec. 4 on HBO
Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee was largely credited with taking down President Richard Nixon in 1974 after the Post broke the Watergate story, exposing the largest political scandal in American history.

[09/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
Sanaa Lathan Joins Showtime(R) Drama Series "The Affair"
She'll recur as Jenelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah (Dominic West) teaches, who intrigues him.

[09/25/17 - 09:51 AM]
FX+ Expands Content and Launches on Cox
FX+, a new commercial-free service featuring all seasons of almost every current and library title of FX original series, has added all seasons of 15 additional FX original series.

[09/25/17 - 09:31 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween Stop-Motion Animation Special: "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom" Premieres Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared - especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

[09/25/17 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Competition
The Peacock once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/25/17 - 08:11 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Launch Date and Logo
The network will officially debut on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00/8:00c with a live one-hour episode of "Lip Sync Battle" emanating from the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

[09/25/17 - 08:03 AM]
SundanceTV Starts Production on the Third Season of Its Critically-Acclaimed Series "Hap and Leonard"
The six-part drama, returning to SundanceTV in early 2018, takes inspiration from "The Two-Bear Mambo," the third installment of Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series.

[09/25/17 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts New Trailer for the Film "First They Killed My Father"
Directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung's gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

[09/25/17 - 07:25 AM]
CBS Sports' Coverage of NFL for Week 3 Up +4% Over 2016
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 24.

[09/25/17 - 06:03 AM]
Renowned Television Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Sign Multi-Year Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop television projects that will add to their unprecedented two-season greenlight of upcoming Amazon Original Series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which debuts this fall on Prime Video.