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July 18, 2010: Starz casts 'Spartacus' prequel, firms up story line
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Starz is firming up the cast and story line for its "Spartacus" prequel series, whose subtitle will be the epic-sounding "Gods of the Arena."

July 18, 2010: Conan hard at work on new TBS show (pic)
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Tweeted Coco: "Rest assured, I'm hard at work on the new studio."

July 16, 2010: 'Futurama' bounces back (a little)
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"Futurama" halted its ratings slide and rebounded a bit Thursday night. The Comedy Central show bounced 10% from last week to 2.2 million viewers last night for its 10 p.m. airing.

July 16, 2010: Old Spice Guy ad campaign ends (video)
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I haven't been into the whole Old Spice Guy ad campaign but ... gotta admit, I love the ending of this:

July 16, 2010: Collins joins NBC's 'The Event'
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"Star Trek" actor Clifton Collins Jr. has joined the cast of NBC's highly anticipated fall drama series "The Event."

July 16, 2010: The entire 'Game of Thrones' cast
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Reading "Game of Thrones" writer-producer David Benioff's "City of Thieves" right now and it's fantastic, he's a great fit for this project

July 16, 2010: ABC's 'Rookie Blue,' 'Boston Med' climb
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Thursday was a night for broadcast reality shows with Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" hitting a summer low and CBS' "Big Brother" dipping from last week's premiere.

July 15, 2010: Crisis resolved: AT&T frees 'Mad Men'
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AMC and AT&T have reached an agreement over their carriage dispute. "Mad Men" fans can exhale now.

July 15, 2010: AMC's first 'Walking Dead' cast photo
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Now this is more like it...

July 15, 2010: NBC fall premiere dates announced
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NBC's fall lineup will get underway during the traditional September premiere week. In fact, all of NBC's new shows will be launched within five days. Here's the lineup:

July 15, 2010: Syfy's 'Sharktopus' trailer! (video)
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At last! Part shark. Part octopus. All Sharktopus. It's here. Happiness.

July 15, 2010: 'Oprah Winfrey Show' hits all-time ratings low
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"The Oprah Winfrey Show" sunk to an all-time low in the most recent ratings report, falling below the 3.0 mark for the first time in the show's history.

July 15, 2010: FX sets 'Anarchy,' 'Sunny' return dates
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FX just announced its fall schedule premiere dates for "Sons of Anarchy," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The League" and the series debut of Shawn Ryan's new comedy-drama "Terriers."

July 15, 2010: Wednesday ratings: 'Big Brother' rises, 'Talent' tops
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The Wednesday debut of CBS' "Big Brother" climbed in the ratings compared to last year and topped the second week of NBC's "Minute to Win It" in the 8 p.m. hour.

July 14, 2010: 'The Hills' finale ratings way up
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MTV's "The Hills" finale drew 3 million viewers Tuesday night and a 2.8 rating in the network's 12-34 year-old demo.

July 14, 2010: Amber Tamblyn joins 'House'
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Amber Tamblyn is joining the Princeton Plainsboro team for a multi-episode arc on Fox's "House."

July 14, 2010: NBC, CBS reject Ground Zero mosque ad
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NBC and CBS are refusing to air a commercial that urges viewers to protest a mosque at Ground Zero in New York City.

July 14, 2010: 'Deadliest Catch' sets ratings record
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"Deadliest Catch" drew a stunning 8.5 million viewers Tuesday night, shattering Discovery Channel records.

July 14, 2010: USA's 'Covert Affairs' opens strong
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USA's latest original drama "Covert Affairs" got strong sampling during its Tuesday night premiere, while the second season opener for "White Collar" dipped in the Nielsens.

July 14, 2010: Update on AMC's 'Mad Men' hostage drama
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AMC continues to beat the drum that AT&T is threatening to take away "Mad Men" from its U-Verse subscribers. Here's AMC-parent Rainbow Media's latest missive:

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