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[05/30/11 - 10:04 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Coca-Cola 600" Gets It Done for FOX
The network's annual NASCAR coverage has no trouble taking home top honors.

[05/30/11 - 06:39 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: MLB Puts FOX in Front
Plus: "Chaos" returns to the CBS lineup with little fanfare.

[05/28/11 - 05:44 PM]
Development Update: May 26-28
Updates include: Paget Brewster in, Rachel Nichols out on CBS's "Criminal Minds"; and John Hoberg, Kat Likkel to spearhead "My Formerly Hot Life" at ABC.

[05/28/11 - 09:05 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Hand CBS Low-Key Victory
The summer doldrums began last night with no series delivering higher than a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

[05/28/11 - 07:10 AM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: Heat Victory Puts TNT on Top
Miami heads to the NBA Finals as the postseason continues to post strong numbers.

[05/27/11 - 08:35 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Vince Uncensored" (CBS)

[05/27/11 - 08:34 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Unforgettable" (CBS)

[05/27/11 - 12:20 PM]
NBCUniversal, Legacy Interactive(R) and Glyphic Entertainment, LLC Announce the DsiWare(TM) Release of "House, M.D. - Globetrotting"
The Nintendo offering features all eight stars from the hit television show.

[05/27/11 - 11:20 AM]
Showtime Sets A Marathon Date With "Gigolos"
The show's eight-episode freshman run will encore this weekend on sibling Sho 2.

[05/27/11 - 11:01 AM]
2011 NBA Playoffs on TNT Were Most Watched in Cable Television History
TNT spins the numbers for its postseason coverage to date.

[05/27/11 - 10:10 AM]
USA Network Kicks Off Sizzling Summer With Entertainment Weekly and the Haagen-Dazs(R) Brand
The partnership includes a three-day outdoor screening event in NYC, offering audiences an opportunity to view USA's six summer originals.

[05/27/11 - 09:51 AM]
Video: "Twilight" Stars Get a Not So Helping Hand From Movie Awards Host Jason Sudeikis In Two New Promos
Check out the latest promos featuring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.

[05/27/11 - 09:49 AM]
3net -- The 24/7 Network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX -- Goes Behind the Scenes With a 3D Look at the INDYCAR Stars and Spectacle of this Year's Indianapolis 500
New Wave Entertainment is behind the one-hour special, tentatively titled "On the Inside Line: The Indy 500."

[05/27/11 - 09:46 AM]
NBA Finals Begin Tuesday Exclusively on ABC
The 2011 NBA Finals - the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki facing the Miami Heat and LeBron James - will tip off at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/27/11 - 08:52 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "So You Think You Can Dance" Posts Most-Watched Premiere in Four Years
FOX's summer mainstay kicks off with its best opening numbers since 2007.

[05/27/11 - 08:36 AM]
Ryan Sharkey Elevated to Senior Vice President, Program Acquisitions & Administration for USA Network, Sleuth and Universal HD
Most recently, Sharkey participated in negotiations for ground-breaking deals for the off-network series "NCIS: Los Angeles," "CSI" and "Modern Family."

[05/27/11 - 06:01 AM]
"WatchESPN" App Now on iPad
Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers can now view ESPN's linear networks on their device.

[05/27/11 - 12:01 AM]
Interview: "Platinum Hit" Head Judge Kara DioGuardi
Bravo's new talent competition series premieres this Monday, May 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/26/11 - 09:02 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Locke & Key" (FOX)

[05/26/11 - 09:01 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "New Girl" (FOX)

[05/26/11 - 06:01 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Go Untouched
Another night, another victory for ESPN and its postseason coverage.

[05/26/11 - 03:08 PM]
Bravo Gives Fans All-Access Pass Inside "Platinum Hit" Across Multiple Platforms Including iTunes, Shazam, Amazon & BravoTV.com
The bonus content includes playlists from the judges and contestants, full performances of each week's winning song and footage from the judges' deliberation.

[05/26/11 - 02:32 PM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 to Fox in the 2011 May Sweep in Adults 18-49, Claiming 6 of the Top 15 TV Series
ABC spins the numbers for the May sweeps period and the season to date.

[05/26/11 - 01:28 PM]
HBO GO(R) Users Get Sneak Peek at the First Several Minutes of "True Blood," Season 4, Starting This Sunday
Fans will be treated to several additional minutes of the season four debut episode the following two Sundays.

[05/26/11 - 12:40 PM]
FOX Wins Seventh Consecutive Season, Achieves Longest Winning Streak in Broadcast History Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/26/11 - 12:16 PM]
HBO and Summit Entertainment Enter Into Exclusive Output Agreement
The agreement makes Summit the only minimajor to maintain an exclusive output arrangement with HBO.

[05/26/11 - 12:13 PM]
NBC Re-Sets Premiere of New Adventure-Dating Series "Love in the Wild" for Wednesday, June 29
The series was previously was scheduled to debut on June 1 (10-11 p.m. ET).

[05/26/11 - 12:00 PM]
Hit HBO Series "True Blood" Kicks Off Fourth Season June 26
The pay channel details the new season, including the new and returning cast members.

[05/26/11 - 11:26 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Ratings vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of May 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 16-20.

[05/26/11 - 11:10 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces New Wedding Series "Don't Tell the Bride"
The series gives eight cash-strapped couples a budget to create the wedding of their dreams - but the groom has to plan the whole thing in secret.

[05/26/11 - 10:40 AM]
"The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" Closes Out the Season With Its Best Adult 25-54 Delivery Since February and Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since April
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 16-20.

[05/26/11 - 10:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Guys Choice" Names Jim Carrey Funniest M.F.
The fifth annual "Guys Choice" premieres Friday, June 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/26/11 - 10:30 AM]
Bravo Strikes a Chord With New Kara DioGuardi Docu-Series in Development
The series, tentatively titled "Kara," will follow the multi-platinum selling songwriter.

[05/26/11 - 10:19 AM]
"Sex Crimes Unit," An Unprecedented Look at the First Division in the U.S. Dedicated to Sexual Assaults, Debuts June 20, Exclusively on HBO
Directed by Lisa F. Jackson, the film takes a look inside this division of the New York District Attorney's office.

[05/26/11 - 10:17 AM]
Martin Short, Aidan Quinn & More to Guest Star on Showtime's Hit Comedy Series "Weeds"
Also on tap: Lindsay Sloane, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Clennon, Pablo Schreiber, Olga Sosnovska and Gary Anthony Williams.

[05/26/11 - 09:48 AM]
TV One Serves Up Music and Entertainment During Black Music Month in June
Highlights include new episodes of the network's biography series "Unsung."

[05/26/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC Family's Digital Scavenger Hunt "Switched at Birth: Hunt for the Code" Begins Tuesday, May 31 on ABCFamily.com
The winner of the week-long stunt receives $4,000 to "switch their life for the weekend."

[05/26/11 - 08:56 AM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Announce Open Casting Call in Austin, Texas, June 4, 2011
Talented kids who can play characters between the ages of 10-18 and who can act, dance or sing are invited to the open call.

[05/26/11 - 08:55 AM]
Sandra Lee Signs Multi-Platform Deal With Hyperion and Disney Interactive Media Group
The projects will complement each other in tone, theme and branding as they begin to launch in Fall 2011.

[05/26/11 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Big Finish for FOX's "American Idol"
Early returns put the two-hour season finale up 9% in adults 18-49 and 17% in total viewers from last year's finale.

[05/26/11 - 08:29 AM]
Growing Against "Idol," ABC Scores its Best Season-Ending Wednesday in 4 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 25.

[05/26/11 - 08:24 AM]
USA Network Presents The New Original Series "Suits" Starring Young Heartthrob Patrick J. Adams
The cable channel's latest original series premieres Thursday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/26/11 - 08:22 AM]
G4 Presents 23 Hours of LIVE Coverage as the Official Broadcaster of E3 2011 June 6-9
Highlights include a special E3-themed episode of "Web Soup" at 9:00/8:00c on Wednesday, June 8.

[05/26/11 - 08:10 AM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers a Summer Full of Guilty Pleasures Designed to Beat the Heat
New series include "Devil You Know," "I Married a Mobster," "True Crime: Crime Scene Clean Up" and "Big Law: Deputy Butterbean."

[05/26/11 - 08:04 AM]
Cartoon Network Brings More "Johnny Test" This Summer
New episodes begin Monday, June 13 at 7:00/6:00c on the cable channel.

[05/26/11 - 07:53 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Turns in its Most-Watched Season in 4 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 16-20, the May sweeps period and the season to date.

[05/26/11 - 07:52 AM]
"A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt," Following the Unpredictable Career of the Cutting-Edge New York City Chef for Nearly a Decade, Debuts June 13, Exclusively on HBO
First-time filmmaker Sally Rowe directed the project, which delves into the world of what would become known as "molecular gastronomy."

[05/26/11 - 12:25 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Nigel Lythgoe
Part five of five from our visit to the Las Vegas auditions.

[05/26/11 - 12:24 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Mary Murphy
Part four of five from our visit to the Las Vegas auditions.

[05/26/11 - 12:23 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Debbie Allen
Part three of five from our visit to the Las Vegas auditions.







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[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
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[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
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[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
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NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
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[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
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[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.