Penthouse is getting into the adult-TV biz, signing a 10-year, $10 mil deal with adult network developer New Frontier to create a 24/7 bow-chicka-wow-wow network as well as a VOD service, says Variety.... Fox Business Network, launching Oct. 15, has added four more anchors: former CNBC correspondent Peter Barnes, Forbes.com's Jenna Lee, Bloomberg's Nicole Petallides and The Financial Times' Cody Willard.... A Sept. 25 release has been set for a pair of Roger Corman DVDs: The Intruder: Special Edition, starring William Shatner, and Eat My Dust! Supercharged Edition, with Ron Howard.... It's never too early to not care: the 62nd Annual Tony Awardswill be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 15, on CBS.
This Sunday's highlights: CBS' coverage of the Tony Awards drew 6.24 million total viewers, a 20 percent drop from last year (which itself enjoyed a 20 percent increase versus '05). The Fast Nationals indicate that ABC's broadcast of Game 2 of the NBA Finals (7.69 mil) was down 32 percent from a year ago. Friday Night Lights (3.66 mil) was up 1.5 mil week-to-week. Fox's The Loop quietly returned with two episodes to audiences of 3.35 and 3.54 mil, pretty much matching the numbers it delivered in April of 2006.