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    [tuesday, july 05, 2011]    
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[07/05/11 - 11:12 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Weekends at Bellevue" (FOX)

[07/05/11 - 11:11 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Little in Common" (FOX)

[07/05/11 - 10:56 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 5
Updates include: NBC's "Chelsea" cuts three actors; FOX's "Breaking In" still alive through November 15; and Elizabeth Hurley books role on The CW's "Gossip Girl."

[07/05/11 - 03:06 PM]
"Dual Survival" Ends the Season on a High Note, Delivering a Number One Night for Discovery Channel
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, July 1.

[07/05/11 - 02:36 PM]
TLC Digs Into a New Season of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" - Premieres Sunday, July 10th at 9PM (ET/PT)
The show's third season kicks off with the first of nine new episodes.

[07/05/11 - 01:29 PM]
Cast of Animal Planet's Hit Series "Whale Wars" Reconvene in Reunion Special to Dive Deeper on the Issues and Action
Lisa Ling hosts the one-hour special, premiering Friday, August 12 after the season finale.

[07/05/11 - 01:08 PM]
CBS News "48 Hours Mystery" Will Air Prime Time Special Tonight "Casey Anthony: Judgment Day"
Troy Roberts serves as the principal correspondent for the special, airing at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/05/11 - 12:21 PM]
"Big Brother" Premieres July 7 on the CBS Television Network... As Well As Online, On Showtime(R) and On New Mobile Platforms
The Eye details the various ancillary offerings for the new season.

[07/05/11 - 10:51 AM]
The Drama and Deception Is Doubled in the New ABC Family Original Series, "The Lying Game," Premiering on Monday, August 15th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Alexandra Chando toplines the series, based on the novels of the same name.

[07/05/11 - 10:50 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Expedition Impossible" Host Dave Salmoni to Take Place on Thursday, July 7
Salmoni, who will be up on Twitter at @davesalmoni, will answer questions during the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[07/05/11 - 10:20 AM]
"Macy's Fourth of July" Special Scores Its Highest 18-49 Rating in Four Years and Biggest Overall Viewership in 11 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 4.

[07/05/11 - 09:30 AM]
"Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" Wins Time Period in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, July 4.

[07/05/11 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Macy's Fireworks Hits 11-Year High in Viewers
NBC's annual special also hits a four-year high among adults 18-49.

[07/05/11 - 08:26 AM]
Peter Davison and Dominic Rowan Join Season 3 Cast of BBC America's "Law & Order: UK"
The new season premieres Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/05/11 - 07:55 AM]
ESPN Acquires All Wimbledon Live U.S. TV Rights Including Singles Finals
The 12-year agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club begins in 2012.

[07/05/11 - 07:16 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Locks Up Charlie Sheen! Network Announces the "Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen" to Tape on Saturday, September 10 in Los Angeles
The roast will then premiere on Comedy Central on Monday, September 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/04/11 - 09:54 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Comedies Take Demo Crown
NBC's "The Marriage Ref" and FOX's one-hour "Family Guy" encore share top adults 18-49 honors.

[07/04/11 - 09:53 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Cops" Win Low-Key Holiday Race
CBS is the most-watched network, averaging just above three million viewers.

[07/04/11 - 09:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Kicks Off Holiday Weekend With Demo Win
NBC gets bumped to second place in the key demo while CBS is the most-watched network.

[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.







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[05/26/18 - 12:13 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NBA Conference Finals Game 6 Since 2012
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 25.

[05/26/18 - 08:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown
The Eye splits the adults 18-49 honors with NBC and ABC.

[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 25
Updates include: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces fourth season pickup of "The Expanse"; Barbara Boxer to "Run" for FX; and Mick Betancourt joins Syfy's "Deadly Class" as co-showrunner.

[05/25/18 - 12:57 PM]
E!'s "Total Bellas" Delivers Series High in P18-34 and W18-34 for Season Three Premiere
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[05/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" Special
The two-hour special powers the Alphabet to an adults 18-49 victory last night.

[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
Alyson Hannigan, Connie Ray, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson And Erika Tham Join The Cast Of The Live-Action "Kim Possible" Disney Channel Original Movie
Hannigan will play the role of brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (aka Mom Possible) and Ray will play grandmother Nana Possible.

[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role
Olbermann will combine select studio assignments with on-site opportunities, including calling the radio play-by-play with analyst Jim Bowden for Astros at Yankees on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio.

[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
Red Nose Day Raises Over $42 Million to End Child Poverty, Top Talent Turns It on for NBC's Night of Themed Programming & Live Special
The campaign has now raised over $42 million for children who need it most in America and around the world - totaling more than $145 million in the campaign's first four years in the U.S.

[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 24
Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.

[05/24/18 - 03:42 PM]
MTV Heats Up Summer with the Return of "Floribama Shore"
The 14-episode run will feature original cast members Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson, Aimee Hall, Kirk Medas, Nilsa Prowant, Candace Rice and Gus Smyrnios.

[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Moves Up to No. 2 in 2017-18 for Its Most Competitive Season in 10 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/18 - 02:36 PM]
Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen "Hair Live!" Is NBC's Next Musical Event
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music" revived this innovative programming genre, will executive produce the telecast.

[05/24/18 - 01:12 PM]
Netflix Re-Teaming with Dee Rees for "The Last Thing He Wanted"
The story is based on the 1996 novel by Joan Didion and centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair's arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.

[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
NBC Entertainment Podcast Network Debuts with Fan Favorites "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Good Place"
Hosted by "The Good Place" guest-star Marc Evan Jackson, "The Good Place - The Podcast" debuts Friday, June 1.

[05/24/18 - 12:30 PM]
"Young & Hungry" Returns for "The Last Bite" with a Two Episode Season Premiere, on Wednesday, June 20
The final season sees Gabi and Josh happily together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple.