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[06/28/11 - 10:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 28
Updates include: Martin Short to visit "How I Met Your Mother"; "Lost's" Jack Bender joins FOX's "Alcatraz"; and Dev Patel joins Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot.

[06/28/11 - 06:44 PM]
Sprint Presents "The Voice" Live on Tour: Top 8 Finalists of the Most Successful New Television Show This Season Will Hit the Road Beginning July 27th
The Live Nation-promoted tour has confirmed six shows beginning in Los Angeles, with stops in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Boston and Wallingford.

[06/28/11 - 03:15 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Claims Top Honors
Plus: Showtime's "Weeds" and "The Big C" return down from last summer (1.262, 1.154 million viewers, respectively, on August 16).

[06/28/11 - 02:54 PM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings: "True Blood" Returns Hot for HBO
The show's fourth season launches up from last season's opener (5.097 million viewers, 2.9 adults 18-49 rating).

[06/28/11 - 02:45 PM]
MTV and BET to Unveil the Musical and Artistic Journey to Beyonce's New Album, "4," With World Premiere Half-Hour TV Special, "Beyonce: Year of 4" on Thursday, June 30th at 7 PM ET/PT
Viewers will also be able to watch encore presentations on VH1 and Palladia at 7:30 PM ET/PT.

[06/28/11 - 02:24 PM]
Nickelodeon Closes 2Q11 as Top Cable Net; "iCarly" Ranks as Basic Cable's Top Entertainment Program for the Quarter
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 01:14 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Posts June Growth in Prime and Total Day and Marks Fourth Consecutive Week of Gains in Primetime Versus Year Ago
OWN spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26 and the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 01:12 PM]
History(R) Makes History in 2Q
History spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 12:20 PM]
With June Highs, Disney Channel Sweeps Prime and Total Day in Target Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of June and the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 12:19 PM]
Record Programming Drives Disney XD to its No. 1 Quarter Ever in 2Q11
Disney XD spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 11:47 AM]
CMT Wrangles "Texas Women" Premiering Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 P.M., ET/PT
The series gives viewers "an unexpected and exciting peek inside the lives of four young, gorgeous, and sassy women who work and play in the Lone Star State."

[06/28/11 - 11:21 AM]
Lifetime to Premiere Explosive New Docu-Series "Dance Moms" on Wednesday, July 13
The newcomer, previously tapped for Thursday nights at 9:00/8:00c, will now air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/28/11 - 11:21 AM]
The Drama's Bigger in Texas With the Premiere of Bravo's "Most Eligible Dallas" - Sexy New Series Premieres August 15 at 10 PM ET/PT
Plus: the cable channel details the cast of the upcoming original series.

[06/28/11 - 11:14 AM]
FOX Ranked #1 Among Young Men Last Week with Original Episodes of "Masterchef" and "So You Think You Can Dance"
FOX spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/11 - 11:09 AM]
Original Series and Record-Breaking Coverage of the 2011 NBA Playoffs Drove TNT to Rank as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime
Turner spins the TNT, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, truTV and TBS numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 10:57 AM]
ESPN Announces Sponsors for 2011 ESPY Awards
Seth Meyers once again hosts the event, airing live on Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/28/11 - 10:41 AM]
TNT NASCAR Summer Series Coverage Averaging Nearly 5.1 Million Viewers Through First Three Weeks of Coverage
TNT spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/28/11 - 10:36 AM]
Discovery Renews "Dual Survival" for a Third Season
The series wraps its sophomore run this Friday, July 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/28/11 - 10:36 AM]
ABC Claims 6 of the Week's Top 20 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/11 - 10:25 AM]
"The Voice" Is #1 for the Week of June 20-26 in Adults 18-49 and "America's Got Talent" Is #1 in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/11 - 10:24 AM]
Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush," "Supah Ninjas" Win Time Periods Across All TV
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/11 - 10:24 AM]
NBC's "The Voice" Turns Up the Volume With Addition of Recording Stars Stevie Nicks, Pat Monahan and Ryan Tedder to Accompany Finalists on Live Results Show in June 29
They will join the previously announced Miranda Lambert, who will sing with the fourth finalist.

[06/28/11 - 10:17 AM]
Animal Planet Exposes Criminal Mastermind Pablo Escobar's Animal Obsession in "Drug Kingpin Hippos"
The one-hour special airs Tuesday, July 19 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/28/11 - 10:14 AM]
Bravo Earns Best 2nd Quarter in Network History With Dobule-Digit Growth Among Adults 18-49
Bravo spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/11 - 10:13 AM]
CBS Rebroadcasts Are the Top 8 Scripted Shows of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/11 - 10:12 AM]
"Friday Night Dinner," "Outnumbered" Join BBC America's Comedy Block "Ministry of Laughs"
The duo join the network's late-night block on Saturday, Saturday, July 30 beginning at 11:00/10:00c.

[06/28/11 - 09:27 AM]
Danny Glover Hunts Great White Dragon and A Super Volcano Threatens Humanity in Syfy July Saturday Original Movies
"Super Eruption" premieres Saturday, July 16 followed by "Age of the Dragons" on Saturday, July 30.

[06/28/11 - 09:26 AM]
Syfy Saturday Original Movie "Swamp Shark" Devours Most Adults 18-49 Since September 2010 Telecast of "Sharktopus"
Syfy spins the numbers for Saturday, June 25.

[06/28/11 - 09:23 AM]
FOX and GetGlue to Offer Exclusive Rewards to "So You Think You Can Dance" Fans
The campaign rewards fans for watching and checking-in during fan-favorite phases of the show with exclusive stickers.

[06/28/11 - 09:03 AM]
"ThunderCats" Roar on Cartoon Network Friday Nights: Hour-Long Special Premiere Event Airs Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT)
Following the premiere, the show will air regularly on Friday nights at 8:30/7:30c beginning August 5.

[06/28/11 - 08:59 AM]
ABC Scores its Top Monday Winning Streak Since At Least 1991
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, June 27.

[06/28/11 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Law & Order: LA" Makes Improbable Climb
NBC's canceled drama posts its second best numbers since moving to Monday nights.

[06/28/11 - 08:31 AM]
truTV Heads to Miami's Playground of the Rich and Beautiful For New Original Series "South Beach Tow"
The series, from executive producer Jennifer Lopez, premieres Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/28/11 - 08:18 AM]
DIY Network Presents "America's Most Desperate Landscape" One-Hour Special on Wednesday, July 13 at 10PM ET
Jason Cameron hosts the special, which documents the transformation of this year's winner of "America's Most Desperate Landscape."

[06/28/11 - 07:24 AM]
DIY Network and Food Network Magazine Reunite to Search for the Worst Kitchen in America
The winner's makeover will be documented in a one-hour special, "Worst Kitchen in America," premiering in January 2012.

[06/28/11 - 12:22 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Free Agents" (NBC)

[06/28/11 - 12:21 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Up All Night" (NBC)

[06/27/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 27
Updates include: Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson land roles on "The Walking Dead"; Tom Sizemore to visit CBS's "Hawaii Five-0"; and Sheldon Turner, Jennifer Klein form Vendetta banner.

[06/27/11 - 05:55 PM]
Exclusive: NBC Bumps "It's Worth What?" Back a Week to July 19
The series was previously set to bow the week prior on July 12.

[06/27/11 - 04:26 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Disney Quartet Leads the Pack
"A.N.T. Farm," "Phineas & Ferb," "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Fish Hooks" are the most-watched series on Friday.

[06/27/11 - 04:05 PM]
NBC Signs Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino as New Series Regulars Who Will Play Detectives in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
"I'm very pleased that we have two amazing actors joining the cast," said Dick Wolf. "I know this combination will give us the opportunity to explore the world of 'SVU' with new eyes."

[06/27/11 - 03:02 PM]
BET Awards '11 is the #1 Awards Show on Cable, Drawing 7.7 Million Total Viewers
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/27/11 - 02:53 PM]
Disney Channel's "A.N.T. Farm" and "Phineas and Ferb" Hit Series Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.

[06/27/11 - 01:58 PM]
Michelle Trachtenberg to Guest Star on "Weeds"
She'll play Emma, "a sexy, intelligent, low-level, pot-dealing rival to Nancy who catches Silas' eye."

[06/27/11 - 01:33 PM]
Cinemax Series "Strike Back" Debuts Friday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester topline the new original series.

[06/27/11 - 01:02 PM]
Raven-Symone and Creator/Executive Producer Jennifer Weiner Will Be Tweeting Live During the Series Premiere of ABC Family's "State of Georgia," Wednesday, June 29 from 8:30-9:00 PM ET
Viewers can join the conversation by tweeting questions to #GeorgiaChat.

[06/27/11 - 12:41 PM]
Sarah Michelle Gellar and "Ringer" Confirmed for Comic Con 2011!
At the session, fans will have an opportunity to win a three-night stay at a luxurious suite at a high-end hotel adjacent to the convention center.

[06/27/11 - 12:03 PM]
ABC Family Original Movie "Teen Spirit" Premieres Sunday, August 7 at 8:00PM ET/PT
The movie, starring Cassie Scerbo, Lindsey Shaw and Tim Gunn, premieres as part of the network's annual "Campus Crush" programming event.

[06/27/11 - 11:57 AM]
CBS Television Distribution Signs Emmy-Winning "Survivor" Host Jeff Probst to Develop a First-Run Talk Show for Fall 2012
The one-hour, daytime talk show will cover topics ranging from newsmakers of the day to families and individuals facing challenges.

[06/27/11 - 11:50 AM]
All Four Musician Coaches of NBC's "The Voice" Team Up to Perform "You Can't Always Get What You want" on Live Performance Episode on June 28
In addition, Brad Paisley joins Pitbull and Ne-Yo as special guest performers that same night.







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