or


    [monday, june 20, 2011]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[06/20/11 - 11:19 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "The New World" (NBC)

[06/20/11 - 11:18 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" (NBC)

[06/20/11 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 20
Updates include: Comedy Central cancels "SportsDome," "Sports Show"; Lucy Punch lands female lead on FX's "Powers"; and G4 pulls "Proving Ground" following host Ryan Dunn's death.

[06/20/11 - 02:56 PM]
Return of Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" Becomes Series' Most-Watched Season Premiere in Key Demographics
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/20/11 - 01:12 PM]
"Miss USA 2011" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating in Six Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/20/11 - 12:15 PM]
TLC Wins Ratings Crown on Wednesday Night
TLC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 15.

[06/20/11 - 12:14 PM]
ABC Creates Fun Challenges in New York's Times Square to Promote "Expedition Impossible"
The network will erect a sand dune in the iconic New York location and construct multiple physical challenges for its June 23 premiere.

[06/20/11 - 12:05 PM]
The CW Network Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates
The netlet's lineup kicks off Tuesday, September 13 with the return of "90210" and the launch of "Ringer."

[06/20/11 - 11:28 AM]
Roseanne Barr to Make Long-Awaited Return to Television on Lifetime With July 13 Premiere of All-New Docu-Series "Roseanne's Nuts"
The newcomer will now air Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c, up from the previously announced Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/20/11 - 11:05 AM]
truTV and Dailymotion Launch truTV "Wanna Be on TV?" Video Challenge
Submitters whose videos are selected to air on truTV will also be given $100.

[06/20/11 - 10:59 AM]
The Style Network Proves Everything Is Bigger in the Lone Star State With the Series Premiere of "Big Rich Texas" on Sunday, July 17 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
The 10-episode series follows five mother-daughter duos "as they cement a place for themselves in Dallas's high society."

[06/20/11 - 10:29 AM]
DIY Network Launches the First of Its Kind, "Hollywood Hi-Tech," An Exclusive Celebrity Renovation Series Featuring the Latest Technology and Electronics
The series, due Wednesday, July 20 at 9:30/8:30c, will feature such celebrities as Kevin Connolly, Nancy O'Dell, Patrick Warburton and Oliver Stone.

[06/20/11 - 10:16 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) Hit Series "Workaholics" Wraps Up Its First Season Fully Torqued!
Production on season two is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, June 28 in Los Angeles and will debut in the fall.

[06/20/11 - 10:11 AM]
TNT's "Falling Skies" is Cable's #1 Series Launch of the Year, With More than 5.9 Million Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/20/11 - 09:58 AM]
Stephen Colbert Announces Summer Concert Series "Dr Pepper Presents StePhest Colbchella '011: Rock You Like A Thirst-icane"
Bon Iver, Florence & The Machine, Talib Kweli and The Black Belles are the featured artists during the June 20-23 stunt.

[06/20/11 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA, Miss USA Spark Victory for NBC
The pageant matched its highest 18-49 rating in six years and delivered its biggest overall audience in four years.

[06/20/11 - 08:41 AM]
VH1 Gives the Greenlight to Two New Series - "Basketball Wives: Los Angeles" and a Dating Series Staring New York's Hottest Matchmaker, "Siggy Flicker"
The former launches Monday, August 29 at 8:00/7:00c with the latter premiering Sunday, October 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/20/11 - 07:47 AM]
Nickelodeon Celebrates The Fairly OddParents' 10th Anniversary With Live-Action TV Movie, "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" Saturday, July 9, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
The movie, from series creator Butch Hartman, also features TV veterans Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and Steven Weber.

[06/20/11 - 07:30 AM]
Bear Grylls Heads to Iceland, New Zealand and Utah for New Episodes of "Man Vs Wild"
The first of six new episodes premieres Monday, July 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/20/11 - 07:23 AM]
Spike TV Orders 26 Additional Episodes of "Auction Hunters" Including First Ever Live Telecast
The markets for season three include Anchorage, Alaska, New Orleans, Washington D.C., New York City, New Jersey, Hawaii, Denver and Los Angeles.

[06/20/11 - 07:11 AM]
A&E's Hit Real Life Series "Storage Wars" Returns for A Second Season on July 20 at 10PM ET/PT
All-new episodes will once again air on Wednesday nights beginning with back-to-back premieres.

[06/20/11 - 06:47 AM]
USA Network Partners With Denis Leary and Jim Serpico to Develop and Co-Write Half-Hour Comedy Pilot
Leary will co-write the project, an adaptation of the upcoming British Channel 4 television series "Sirens," with Bob Fisher.

[06/20/11 - 06:42 AM]
Syfy Will Celebrate America's Birthday With Annual 40-Hour "Twilight Zone" Marathon Sunday, July 3 Through Monday, July 4
Plus: look for "Eureka" and "Warehouse 13" marathons on Friday, July 1.

[06/20/11 - 05:56 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides "Cops," "AMW" Finales
The Saturday mainstays go out as the top adults 18-49 draws.

[06/20/11 - 05:01 AM]
Coca-Cola, Domino's, Ford, Macy's, My Black Is Beautiful, Sprint, Starbucks and Subway Announced as Official BET Awards '11 Sponsors
As previously announced, Kevin Hart hosts this year's event, airing Sunday, June 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/18/11 - 10:06 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Keeps Demo Crown With NBC
The Peacock has been the top adults 18-49 draw for the past three Fridays.

[06/17/11 - 09:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 17
Updates include: Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's "Noir" lands series order at Starz; and Kyle Howard and Wilmer Valderrama to visit USA's "Royal Pains."

[06/17/11 - 02:35 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Makes It Two in a Row
Plus: MTV's original movie "The Truth Below" bows to a modest 883,000 viewers.

[06/17/11 - 12:41 PM]
Sony Pictures Television Has Sold "Rules of Engagement" in Off-Network Syndication
WPIX-TV New York (Tribune), KCAL9 Los Angeles (CBS) and WCIU-TV Chicago (Weigel) are among the stations on board for a fall 2012 launch.

[06/17/11 - 12:31 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Untitled Allan Loeb Project" (TNT)

[06/17/11 - 12:30 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Falling Skies" (TNT)

[06/17/11 - 12:24 PM]
ABC Entertainment Group Announces Several Key Executive Shifts
John Saade, Vicki Dummer, Patrick Moran and Amy Hartwick are among those receiving promotions.

[06/17/11 - 11:14 AM]
"American Idol" Season 11 Auditions Kick Off in St. Louis on Tuesday, June 28
Upcoming casting calls include Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Charleston, SC; Denver, CO; and Houston, TX.

[06/17/11 - 11:00 AM]
HBO's "True Blood" and "Game of Thrones" to Hold Panels at Comic-Con 2011
George R.R. Martin himself will be on hand to moderate the "Game of Thrones" panel.

[06/17/11 - 10:58 AM]
Sneak Peek of First 15 Minutes from the Highly Anticipated Series Premiere of "Expedition Impossible" Launches on ABC.com and Hulu
The new competition series launches this Thursday, June 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/17/11 - 09:56 AM]
ABC's "Wipeout" Hits Season-High Repeat Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 16.

[06/17/11 - 09:39 AM]
New Discovery Channel Special Shares the Secrets of Seal Team Six
The aptly titled "Secrets of Seal Team Six" premieres Sunday, July 10 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[06/17/11 - 08:45 AM]
MTV's "True Life" Explores New, Compelling Moments in Youth Culture
The cable channel's mainstay returns with the first of seven new episodes on Thursday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/17/11 - 08:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dance" Results Narrowly Top Demos
FOX escapes the repeat-powered ABC and CBS among adults 18-49 last night.

[06/17/11 - 08:21 AM]
Video: "The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants" Premieres July 13th at 10PM ET/PT on Showtime
Watch the latest three-minute trailer for the upcoming reality series.

[06/17/11 - 07:07 AM]
Tyson Chandler, Rocco DiSpirito, Mariel Hemingway, Penn Jillette, Lil Jon, Caroline Manzo and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann to Judge The "2011 Miss USA(R) Pageant" on June 19 Live on NBC
Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic host the event, with Kelly Osbourne and Susie Castillo providing skybox color.

[06/17/11 - 12:07 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Drop Dead Diva's" Brooke Elliott
Part six of six from our recent visit with the cast of the Lifetime series.

[06/17/11 - 12:06 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Drop Dead Diva's" Josh Stamberg
Part five of six from our recent visit with the cast of the Lifetime series.

[06/17/11 - 12:05 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Drop Dead Diva's" Kate Levering
Part four of six from our recent visit with the cast of the Lifetime series.

[06/17/11 - 12:04 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Drop Dead Diva's" Jackson Hurst
Part three of six from our recent visit with the cast of the Lifetime series.

[06/17/11 - 12:03 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Drop Dead Diva's" Ben Feldman
Part two of six from our recent visit with the cast of the Lifetime series.

[06/17/11 - 12:02 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Drop Dead Diva's" April Bowlby
Part one of six from our recent visit with the cast of the Lifetime series.

[06/16/11 - 11:17 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cooper & Stone" (The CW)

[06/16/11 - 11:16 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "The Secret Circle" (The CW)

[06/16/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 16
Updates include: Darren Aronofsky to direct HBO's "Hobgoblin"; "Glee" lands its first writing staff; and Craig Ferguson in talks to host "Identity Crisis" at CBS.







  [june 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
Coverage of the press conferences is also available through FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content.

[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.

[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
Lori Loughlin Stars in "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Brendan Meyer also star in the second installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series.

[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
In his new series, Josh teams up with house hunters to knock on every door in their ideal location and convince one homeowner to sell their house within 24 hours.

[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.

[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.

[08/28/14 - 11:13 AM]
Get Ready for the Hottest Night of the Summer on the Season Finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday, September 3 on FOX
Guest judges include Jenna Dewan Tatum, Debbie Allen, Tara Lipinski and Adam Shankman.