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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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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.