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[07/01/11 - 10:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 1
Updates include: Darren Criss, Harry Shum Jr. in, Chord Overstreet out on FOX's "Glee"; and Richard T. Jones lands arc on CBS's "Hawaii Five-0."

[07/01/11 - 05:58 PM]
Bravo Banishes "Platinum Hit" to Friday Nights
The series drew just 397,000 viewers in its most recent airing on Monday, June 27.

[07/01/11 - 03:42 PM]
Can You Cheat Death? "The Indestructibles" Investigates the Science Behind Miraculous Survival Stories Captured on Tape Saturday, July 16, on FOX
The network plans to showcase back-to-back episodes the National Geographic series, which launches on said channel Sunday, July 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/01/11 - 02:11 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: USA Originals Dinged as "Swamp People" Stays Strong
"Suits" is down 25% from last week's premiere among adults 18-49 (1.6) as "Burn Notice" takes a similar tumble (1.7).

[07/01/11 - 01:04 PM]
The CW Adds "Shedding for the Wedding," "Plain Jane" Repeats to Summer Schedule
"Hellcats," "Smallville" to depart lineup while "Gossip Girl," "90210" and "Nikita" will assume their fall time periods.

[07/01/11 - 11:44 AM]
NBC.com Rolls Out New "Summer Videopalooza" for Fans to Catch Up With Their Favorite NBC Shows from Last Season and to Score Points for Rewards in Popular "Fan It" Program
In addition, the "Perfect Couples" will feature two never-seen-before episodes.

[07/01/11 - 11:40 AM]
Country Music Superstar Martina McBride to Replace Lionel Richie as Musical Guest on the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," Live Monday, July 4 on CBS
Richie, who has been completing his upcoming album as well as performing back-to-back concerts, is suffering from strained vocal cords and is unable to perform.

[07/01/11 - 11:23 AM]
"Wilfred" and "Louie" Hold Up in Week 2
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, June 30.

[07/01/11 - 10:53 AM]
TNT's "Leverage" and "Falling Skies" Show Strength in Live + 3
TNT further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[07/01/11 - 10:42 AM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Snaps "Franklin & Bash" Streak
The USA original claims the top spot in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/01/11 - 09:43 AM]
ABC's New Thursday Line-Up Wins All 3 Hours in Prime for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 30.

[07/01/11 - 08:48 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Again Despite Declines
Newcomer "Expedition Impossible" dips over 20% from its debut audience among adults 18-49.

[07/01/11 - 07:52 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Smothered" (ABC)

[07/01/11 - 07:51 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Scandal" (ABC)

[06/30/11 - 10:34 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Eliminated Couple Following Tonight's Results Show
Part six of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:33 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Mary Murphy Following Tonight's Results Show
Part five of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:32 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Nigel Lythgoe Following Tonight's Results Show
Part four of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:31 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Lil' C Following Tonight's Results Show
Part three of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:30 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Cat Deeley Following Tonight's Results Show
Part two of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:29 PM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "So You Think You Can Dance's" Kristin Chenoweth Following Tonight's Results Show
Part one of six from our third week of post-elimination night interviews.

[06/30/11 - 10:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 30
Updates include: Starz passes on a second season of "Camelot"; and "Grimm's" Marc Buckland inks development deal with Universal Media Studios.

[06/30/11 - 03:20 PM]
Disney's "Phineas and Ferb" Celebrate Summer at Comic-Con International 2011 as "Perry the Platy-bus On Tour" Rolls Onto Show Floor
"Fish Hooks," "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil," "Tron: Uprising," "Motor City" and "Gravity Falls" are also among the channel's featured panels.

[06/30/11 - 02:59 PM]
ABC Family's "State of Georgia" Debuts at No. 1 in its Time Period; Summer Premiere of "Melissa & Joey" Surges Over Fall Finale
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 29.

[06/30/11 - 01:05 PM]
BBC America's "Doctor Who" & "Bedlam" Set for Comic-Con 2011
"Who" co-stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel.

[06/30/11 - 12:34 PM]
USA's "Royal Pains," "Necessary Roughness" Dominate the Cable Ratings Landscape
USA spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 29.

[06/30/11 - 12:14 PM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Announce Open Casting Call in Richmond, Virginia, July 9, 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.

[06/30/11 - 11:38 AM]
All Four Musician Coaches of NBC's "The Voice" to Return for New Season of Hit Vocal Competition Series
Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are all due back for season two, due next year.

[06/30/11 - 11:34 AM]
"Hillbilly Handfishin'" Premiering August 7 is Animal Planet's Wildest Adventure of the Summer!
The 12-episode series will air Sundays at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/30/11 - 11:34 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Wrap Up Their First-Place Second Quarters With Hot Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 20-24 and the quarter to date.

[06/30/11 - 11:08 AM]
Dichen Lachman Joins "Being Human's" Vampire Fold in Second Season of Syfy's Hit Original Series
She'll play Izumi, "a reclusive, centuries-old vampire royal whose unexpected return to Boston's vampire society throws Aidan and the city into disarray."

[06/30/11 - 10:42 AM]
Science Celebrates the Historic Finale of the NASA Shuttle Program With the World Premiere Event "Last Shuttle: Our Journey"
The special debuts Friday, July 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[06/30/11 - 10:39 AM]
Exclusive: "Masterchef" to Make Tuesday Move Two Weeks Early
The series had been on track to make said move on July 19 to make room for the new season of "Hell's Kitchen."

[06/30/11 - 10:15 AM]
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Tops the Competition During 2Q 2011 as the Most-Watched Late Night Talk Show Among Adults 18-49
Comedy Central spins the late-night numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/30/11 - 10:08 AM]
"The Chew" to Debut Monday, September 26 at 1:00 P.M., ET on ABC
Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz co-host the project, the first new series to launch on ABC Daytime in 14 years.

[06/30/11 - 10:07 AM]
ABC Will Broadcast Its Final Episode of "All My Children" Friday, September 23
Created by Agnes Nixon, "All My Children" premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970.

[06/30/11 - 10:06 AM]
Seventeen Magazine and ABC Family Kick Off Pro-Social Movement to Delete Digital Drama
Delete Digital Drama will be the focus of Seventeen magazine's August issue, available on newsstands on July 5.

[06/30/11 - 10:05 AM]
G4 and NBC Team Up to Give Fans the Most Action-Packed Event of the Summer With Season Three of G4's Hit Series "American Ninja Warrior"
The new season debuts Sunday, July 31 on G4 with two episodes from 9:00 - 11:00pm ET/PT.

[06/30/11 - 10:04 AM]
NBC to Televise Two-Hour Finale Episode of G4's Hit Series "American Ninja Warrior" from Japan Monday, August 22 at 9 PM ET
The third season of the show returns to G4 Sunday, July 31 to give fans the ultimate "Ninja Warrior" competition.

[06/30/11 - 09:38 AM]
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club: New Orleans" Moves to a New Date Premiering on August 1 at 9PM ET/PT
The cable channel's mainstay was previously set to return on July 11.

[06/30/11 - 09:08 AM]
Food Network Scorches Summer Line-Up in New Series "Heat Seekers"
The series, hosted by Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking, bows Friday, July 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/30/11 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Wraps With Record Audience
Said finale posts NBC's highest non-sports 18-49 rating in the time period in more than three years.

[06/30/11 - 08:23 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Live-Action Telenovela-Style Hit Series "House of Anubis"
Production will commence on 45 new half-hour episodes in Liverpool, England this July with premieres rolling out in a Monday - Friday daily format in 2012.

[06/30/11 - 07:35 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Delivers its Most-Watched Quarter in Over 3 Years
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of June 20-24 and the quarter to date.

[06/30/11 - 06:58 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "The Playboy Club" (NBC)

[06/30/11 - 06:57 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Grimm" (NBC)

[06/30/11 - 06:42 AM]
Bio Channel Brings Back "Aftermath with William Shatner" Hosted and Created by William Shatner for a Second Season on Tuesday, July 5 at 10PM/9PM CT/11PM PT
The series features "in-depth interviews with unknown citizens who turned into household names overnight when they were cast into the spotlight of a notorious breaking news story over the past two decades."

[06/30/11 - 06:01 AM]
"Big Brother" Presents the Summer of "Double Trouble"
This summer's twist, "Double Trouble," will feature the return of some of the most dynamic "duos" in the history of series.

[06/30/11 - 12:16 AM]
NBC's "The Voice" Crowns Its First Winner of Popular Vocal Competition Series
The Peacock details the winner of the inaugural season of the talent competition.

[06/29/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 29
Updates include: Joe Rogan to host NBC's "Fear Factor" revival; James Tupper joins ABC's "Revenge"; and Jennifer Finnigan to star in USA's "Wild Card."

[06/29/11 - 04:37 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Covert Affairs" Streak Hit Four Weeks
The USA drama has been Tuesday's most-watched cable original each week this month.







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[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
Science Channel to Premiere "Unearthed" July 5 at 10PM
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, the series reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries.

[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Returns with More Unique Dresses and Crazy Catfights
The series' fifth season premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show") Joins the Cast of "In The Cut," Hit Bounce TV Comedy Series Returns for Season Two Tues. July 5 @ 9PM (ET)
Also on tap this season are Angie Stone, Claudia Jordan, Kenny Lattimore and Rolonda Watts.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.

[06/30/16 - 08:45 AM]
AMC's Critically Acclaimed Series "Halt and Catch Fire" Leaves Texas Behind for the Big Leagues of Silicon Valley
The series will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/30/16 - 08:36 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer #2 for "Stranger Things"
All episodes debut globally on Netflix Friday, July 15.