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The Game Raises Its Game on BET

The Game

Sometimes a cancellation can be the best thing to happen to the series.

When was dropped by CW in May 2009, the comedy/drama about football players and their significant others was picked up by . That was a record-breaking move.

The first two episodes of Season 4 averaged 7.7 million viewers -- almost 6 million more than it did on the CW -- and set a viewership record for sitcoms on cable.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (8/28)

Covert Affairs

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:


  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (CMT)
  • Covert Affairs (USA) - Season 2
  • Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) - Season 10
  • The Next Iron Chef (Food) - Season 3

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BET to Host Another Haiti Fundraiser

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Prime Time, Specials, Cable, MTV, News,

Queen LatifahGeorge Clooney may have organized the first major Haiti fundraiser, but it wasn’t the last one.

Later this week, - with help from Sean Combs and Pharrell - will host another star-studded benefit event. The telethon, which is being presented by BET, will air across multiple channels including MTV, VH1 and Centric.

Wyclef, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Akon, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and India.Arie will be among the participants.

SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti will air from Miami at 8:00 on Friday night.

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BET Awards to Honor Jackson This Weekend

Later this weekend, a large pre-arranged gathering will have the opportunity to public mourn Michael Jackson’s death.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the June 28th broadcast of the 2009 BET Awards will be devoted to the musical icon. Producer Stephen Hill reports a high interest from the participants to honor their idol. “I think what you’re going to find is that acceptance speeches for awards will have nothing to do about the artists themselves, but about the influence that Michael Jackson had on them,” Hill said.

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Celebrating Barack

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Specials, ABC, Cable, CBS, MTV, Gossip,

Barack Obama

Can’t get to Washington, D.C. in time for the biggest celebration of the year? There are many ways to watch the history-making Inaugural event which will see the swearing in of President-elect . Can’t attend a party in reality? Time to turn to all different types of TV.

The carbon-neutral Green Inaugural Ball, which is chaired by former VP , will be Webcast on multiple sites. Watch the arrivals on the Green Carpet and enjoy the emissions-free atmosphere from the safety of your laptop.

will also be Webcasting their Inaugural Event (the “Be the Change Inaugural Ball”), which is being held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. An array of musicians and celebs will be on hand for the event.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/12)


Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:


  • ER (NBC) - Three more episodes ordered


  • Baldwin Hills (BET) - Season 3
  • Cash Cab (Discovery) - Season 4
  • College Hill (BET) - Season 6
  • Destination Truth (Sci Fi) - Season 3
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!) - Season 3
  • The Life and Times of Tim (HBO) - Season 2
  • Mad Men (AMC) - Season 3
  • Make Me a Supermodel (Bravo) - Season 2
  • The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo) - Season 2
  • ‘Til Death (FOX) - Season 4

(To get a look at TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule, click here.)


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TV on DVD: July 8, 2008

Soul FoodHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

This Week on TV (9/10-9/16)

Denis Leary


MONDAY (9/10)
  • Today (NBC, 7-11am):  The show expands to an unnecessary 4 hours.
  • Oprah (syndicated):  Season premiere includes a first appearance by David Letterman.
  • Rachel Ray (syndicated):  Ray’s Second Season premiere includes guests from
  • The View (ABC, check local listings):  The official introduction of their final new host (a.k.a. Sherri Shepherd).
  • Wheel of Fortune (syndicated):  25th season premiere.
  • Monday Night Football (ESPN):  A double-header special.  Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens (7pm ET)/ San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals (10:15 ET).
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  Part-two of the season finale.

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