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[06/08/11 - 10:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 8
Updates include: Leeza Gibbons to host "America Now"; CBS orders new Rob Schneider pilot; and more details on "Castle's" off-network sale to TNT.

[06/08/11 - 10:21 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Other People's Kids" (ABC)

[06/08/11 - 10:20 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Suburgatory" (ABC)

[06/08/11 - 05:23 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Covert Affairs" Returns as Most-Watched Program
The USA original however falls short of Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" among adults 18-49.

[06/08/11 - 03:34 PM]
Josh Lucas to Star in NBC's New Legal Drama "The Firm," Based on the Feature Film and Bestseller by World-Renowned Novelist John Grisham
He'll play Mitchell McDeere (the role originated by Tom Cruise in the film) in the series, which picks up McDeere's story about a decade after the events of the novel and film.

[06/08/11 - 03:04 PM]
Exclusive: NBC to Burn Off "Friends With Benefits" on Saturdays Beginning June 25
Back-to-back episodes of the shelved midseason comedy will air starting at 8:00/7:00c each week.

[06/08/11 - 02:39 PM]
"Deadliest Catch": The King (Crab) of the Ratings Heap... Again!
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 7.

[06/08/11 - 01:31 PM]
TNT Acquires Hit Crime Drama "Castle"
Seasons one and two will begin airing in summer 2012 on the cable channel.

[06/08/11 - 12:51 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Offers Online Voting for First Time Ever at FOX.com/Dance
Online voting begins immediately after the first performance show airing Wednesday, June 15.

[06/08/11 - 12:23 PM]
Gordon Ramsay Travels to South East Asia This July on BBC America
The four-part "Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape" will premiere Tuesday, July 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/08/11 - 11:55 AM]
Exclusive: FOX to Run "Hell's Kitchen" Through September 19, Plus August Finale Dates
We've managed to learn some new details about FOX's summer schedule for August and beyond.

[06/08/11 - 11:49 AM]
E! Entertainment Special - "30 Seconds To Stardom: Commercials' Most Famous Faces" Premieres June 15th at 10pm ET/PT on E!
The special profiles actors Jonathan Goldsmith, Farris Patton and Sacheen Padilla, among others.

[06/08/11 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Announces Premiere for New Alternative Series "It's Worth What?" Beginning Tuesday, July 12 With Host Cedric "The Entertainer"
The game show, which has a top prize of $1 million, taps into America's curiosity for cost and value.

[06/08/11 - 11:07 AM]
TLC Orders New Pilot "High Stakes Sweepers"
The one-hour special tells the stories die-hard "sweepers," who spend up to 60 hours per week searching for forms, buying products, and testing their luck in thousands of contests.

[06/08/11 - 10:25 AM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Goes Untouched
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," MTV's "Teen Wolf" are no match for the History juggernaut.

[06/08/11 - 10:23 AM]
Sugarland to Reunite Joplin, Mo. Family at The "2011 CMT Music Awards" on Wednesday, June 8
Unable to share more than a few hours together since the storms, the family will reunite to be part of Sugarland's performance.

[06/08/11 - 10:19 AM]
First Look at AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 2
"It's great to be shooting again," said Frank Darabont. "I think we've embarked on a great season."

[06/08/11 - 10:15 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "I Married a Mobster" Breaks Code of Silence as The Wives of "Family Members" Share Their Side of the Story
The 10-episode series will follow "Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?" on Wednesday nights beginning July 13.

[06/08/11 - 10:00 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "MTV Movie Awards" Overshadow Originals
HBO's "Game of Throne" nevertheless hits another series high.

[06/08/11 - 09:45 AM]
Cristian de la Fuente to Guest Star on Syfy's "Haven"
He'll play a straight-laced, conservative, mild-mannered banker who we discover is hiding a dark and shocking double life.

[06/08/11 - 09:07 AM]
FOX Announces Updates to Summer Schedule
Among the changes: "Masterchef" encores to kick off Monday nights, plus "Buried Treasure" to launch Wednesday, August 24.

[06/08/11 - 09:02 AM]
"60 Minutes" Gains Viewers in a Season Marked by News-Making Investigations, Big Interviews and Timely Reporting
CBS spins the numbers for the series for the season to date.

[06/08/11 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Television Distribution is Tops in Daytime With the Top 3 Shows of the May Sweep: "Judge Judy," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Dr. Phil"
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[06/08/11 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "AGT," "Voice" Get Dinged Against Game 4
Both of NBC's summer entries take a hit against ABC's NBA Finals coverage.

[06/08/11 - 08:23 AM]
"Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip," Visiting America's Newest Citizens, Debuts July 4 in Celebration of Independence Day, Exclusively on HBO
Director Alexandra Pelosi's companion book of the same name is now available at major retailers.

[06/08/11 - 07:49 AM]
NBA Finals Game 4 on ABC Highest-Rated Program of the Night with 11.1 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for its NBA coverage on ABC for Tuesday, June 7.

[06/08/11 - 07:05 AM]
Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic to Co-Host The 2011 Miss USA(R) Pageant on NBC Sunday, June 19
Joining them will be one of the hosts of E!'s "Fashion Police," Kelly Osbourne, who will provide skybox color commentary.

[06/08/11 - 07:04 AM]
An Unforgettable Night of Performances Will Be Featured on "The 65th Annual Tony(R) Awards," To Be Broadcast Live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Sunday, June 12 on CBS
The show will include opening and closing numbers with host Neil Patrick Harris and performances by all the 2011 Tony-nominated Best Musicals.

[06/08/11 - 06:22 AM]
TLC Kicks Off Summer Schedule With Week of Red Hot Ratings
TLC spins the numbers for the week of May 30-June 5.

[06/08/11 - 03:10 AM]
Matt Smith to Return for New "Doctor Who" Series
14 new episodes of the sci-fi show, executive produced by Steven Moffat, have been commissioned.

[06/07/11 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 7
Updates include: Laurence Fishburne to depart "CSI"; Brittany Snow, Aml Ameen out on NBC's "Harry's Law"; and David Mazouz in as Kiefer Sutherland's in FOX's "Touch."

[06/07/11 - 10:32 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Homegrown" (CBS)

[06/07/11 - 10:31 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "How to Be a Gentleman" (CBS)

[06/07/11 - 03:25 PM]
"American Chopper" Rides Out the Season on a High Note
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, June 6.

[06/07/11 - 02:28 PM]
ABC Family's Sizzles Into Summer as "Switched at Birth" Shatters Records
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, June 6.

[06/07/11 - 01:39 PM]
Disney's "Phineas and Ferb" Hatch a 'Platy-bus,' Perry Will See More, Do More, Live More, Taking the Long Way Home This Summer
Plus: look for the Disney Channel original movie "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension" on Friday, August 5 with additional airings on Disney XD and ABC.

[06/07/11 - 01:27 PM]
NBC's "The Voice" Drives Weekend Ratings Increases for E!
E! spins the numbers for the weekend of June 3-5.

[06/07/11 - 12:30 PM]
Season Two of NBC's "The Marriage Ref" Premieres on Sunday, June 26 at 10PM
This year's all-star cast of celebrity judges includes Ricky Gervais, Julianne Moore, Regis Philbin, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, Ellen Pompeo, Joel McHale, Rachel Ray and Bill Maher.

[06/07/11 - 12:30 PM]
Disney Channel Ranks as TV's No. 1 Network in Total Day and Prime
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of May 30-June 5.

[06/07/11 - 12:17 PM]
"2011 CMT Music Awards" Heats Up Nashville Tomorrow
Country superstars Shania Twain and Taylor Swift join forces for the show open, recreating "Thelma & Louise" as only they can.

[06/07/11 - 12:02 PM]
"Hot Coffee," An Eye-Opening Look at the Facts Behind the Infamous McDonald's Coffee Case, Debuts July 27, Exclusively on HBO
The project comes from first-time filmmaker and former public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff.

[06/07/11 - 11:54 AM]
CBS Rebroadcasts Dominate the Weekly Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 30-June 5.

[06/07/11 - 11:53 AM]
Oxygen Has What Gleeks Want as "The Glee Project" Makes Its Debut Sunday, June 12 With a Two-Hour Event!
"The Glee Project: The Final 12," a one-hour special, will lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by "The Glee Project" premiere at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/07/11 - 11:51 AM]
Fans of NBC's "The Voice" Can Now Vote For Their Favorite Artists Via iTunes
Voting begins after tonight's (Tuesday, June 7) live show and can be made via iTunes downloads ($1.29 each) of the artists current solo single.

[06/07/11 - 11:11 AM]
NBCUniversal Acquires U.S. Media Rights to Unprecedented Four Future Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee has awarded the rights to the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games to NBCUniversal for $4.38 billion.

[06/07/11 - 10:37 AM]
"The Voice" and "America's Got Talent" Lead NBC to #2 for the Week of May 30-June 5
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 30-June 5.

[06/07/11 - 10:36 AM]
ABC Scores a Dominant Weekly Victory in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 30-June 5.

[06/07/11 - 10:16 AM]
Bravo Greenlights Season Four of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and Series Moves to Sunday Nights Starting on June 12 at 10pm ET/PT
Plus: Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, June 5.

[06/07/11 - 10:01 AM]
Chris Brown and Jill Scott to Perform on the BET Awards '11
Plus: Patti LaBelle to receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award while Steve Harvey has been tapped for this year's Humanitarian Award.

[06/07/11 - 09:57 AM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Wins Ratings Battle in Fourth Season Opener
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the week of June 3-5.







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[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
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