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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Actress Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) has landed a role in an episode of Major Crimes that will focus on the Special Operations Bureau (SOB). Holden will play Ann McGinnis, the second in command of the LAPD’s “SOB” unit, a former Air Force Officer, who has moved rapidly up the LAPD chain-of-command due to her intense focus on mission-oriented leadership. This episode also marks the return of Jon Tenney as FBI Agent Fritz Howard, who will figure largely in the introduction of the “SOB” — and possibly setting up what has been described as a potential spin-off of The Closer’s own spin-off. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

TELEVISION TO COMIC BOOK NEWS

Boom! Studios will launch a four-issue Sleepy Hollow comic book series, based on the TV series, in October. The stories will take place across different parts of the show’s timeline. The series itself will be back for its second season on FOX starting on September 22. (Graeme McMillian at The Hollywood Reporter)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actresses Famke Janssen (Hemlock Grove) and AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries) have joined the cast of the upcoming box office film Jack Of The Red Hearts that is about a teenage con artist who tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter. (Jen Yamato at Deadline)

Here are the top 10 box office movies for this past weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – 100 million
2. 22 Jump Street – 15.4 million
3. How to Train Your Dragon – 13.1 million
4. Think Like a Man Too – 10.4 million
5. Maleficent – 8.2 million
6. Jersey Boys – 7.6 million
7. Edge of Tomorrow – 5.2 million
8. The Fault in Our Stars – 4.8 million
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past – 3.3 million
10. Chef – 1.6 million

BOX OFFICE TRAILER

That’s it. Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

While Saturday is typically a very quiet night of programming and Sunday night is busy on the cable networks and not so busy on the major networks, there were still a few new episodes of major network dramas to watch over this past weekend.

Here is how those weekend shows, including a brand new drama, the burn-off of a failed network drama and the season premiere of another network drama fared in the overall ratings on their respective nights:

Saturday:
9 PM Show:
The Assets (ABC) [Burn-Off Episode] – 1.4 million

Sunday:
9 PM Show:
Reckless (CBS) [DEBUT] – 4.1 million

10 PM Show:
Unforgettable (CBS) [Season Premiere] – 6.2 million

What did you watch over the weekend? Please share.

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Here is a very short list of the programming options to expect on TV this week:

Under the Dome will be back with new episodes starting on June 30 at 10 PM on CBS.

And on July 6, the Witches of East End will be back for its second season on Lifetime at 9 PM.

Mark your calendars!

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6:15 PM:
Fast & Furious 6 movie on HBO

7 PM:
13 Going on 30 movie on Oxygen

7:15 PM:
50 First Dates movie on Starz

8 PM:
Switched at Birth on ABC Family (NEW)
Major Crimes on TNT (Reair)
Salem on VH1 (Reair)
Star Trek movie on FXX
The Shawshank Redemption movie on IFC
Point of No Return movie on TV Guide Network

9 PM:
Beauty And the Beast on The CW (NEW)
24: Live Another Day on FOX (NEW)
The Fosters on ABC Family (NEW)
Major Crimes on TNT (NEW)
Hit the Floor on VH1 (NEW)
Teen Wolf on MTV (Reair)
Iron Man 3 movie on Starz

10 PM:
Under the Dome on CBS (Season Premiere)
Longmire on A&E (NEW)
Murder in the First on TNT (NEW)
Teen Wolf on MTV (NEW)
The Leftovers on HBO (Reair)

10:01 PM:
Mistresses on ABC (NEW)

Enjoy!

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5:30 PM:
The Joy Luck Club movie on Flix

6 PM:
Shrek 2 (animated) movie on TBS

6:30 PM:
The Dark Knight movie on AMC

7 PM:
Leverage on ION
Ice Age 3 (animated) movie on FOX Movie Channel
Backyard Wedding movie on Hallmark Channel
Ice Age: Continental Drift (animated) movie on HBO Family
Petals on the Wind movie on Lifetime

7:15 PM:
The Dark Knight Rises movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
Last Tango in Halifax mini-series on PBS (Season Premiere)
Leverage on ION
Coyote Ugly movie on Encore
Shrek the Third movie on TBS

9 PM:
Reckless on CBS (DEBUT)
The Musketeers on BBC America (NEW)
The Last Ship on TNT (NEW)
Endeavor mini-series on PBS (Season Premiere)
When Sparks Fly movie on Hallmark (Encore)
Leverage on ION
She’s All That movie on FOX Movie Channel

9:45 PM:
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on Encore

10 PM:
Unforgettable on CBS (Season Premiere)
Halt and Catch Fire on AMC (NEW)
The Leftovers on HBO (DEBUT)
Falling Skies on TNT (NEW)
Leverage on ION
Shrek 2 (animated) movie on TBS
The Cold Light of Day movie on TMC

10:01 PM:
Devious Maids on Lifetime (NEW – Check Your Local Listings)

10:30 PM:
Vicious mini-series on PBS (DEBUT)

Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

Friday night’s programming was filled, much like the rest of the week, with repeats and reality; but there were two shows airing new episodes last night:

Here is how those two dramas fared in the overall ratings last night:

9 PM Show:
Rake (FOX) [Burn-off – Series Finale] – 1.3 million

10 PM Show:
Crossbones (NBC) [NEW] – 2.3 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Vicious

The 6-part half-hour mini-series Vicious will debut on PBS on June 29 at 10:30 PM.

Partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years, are always at each other’s throats, making snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious fighting, they share a deep love. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash (Iwan Rheon from Game of Thrones), their young, upstairs neighbor.

Vicious will air for six straight weeks, ending on August 3.

Here is a promo for Vicious.

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