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Good start for 'Big Brother'

CBS' "Big Brother" (6.3 million viewers, 2.1 rating/7 share in adults 18-49) held steady in its in-season debut Sunday, finishing on par with its rating from last year and close to its in-season debut in the spring. NBC's presentation of the annual Miss Universe pageant (6.3 million, 2.1/7) won its second hour at 10 p.m. but overall was down 20% from last year. Fox topped the night with repeats.

BBC, Televisa pact

BBC Worldwide and Televisa Networks have signed a deal to launch two BBC-branded channels this year in Mexico. The rollout BBC Entertainment and children's channel CBeebies will mark the first time that BBC's global channels have entered the Latin American market.

Packer sent packing

Longtime CBS Sports lead college basketball analyst Billy Packer will be replaced this coming season with Clark Kellogg. Packer has worked on every NCAA men's basketball Final Four since 1974. Kellogg has worked as a game and studio analyst for CBS Sports for 16 years.

All pols for PBS

PBS plans three hours of primetime coverage each night of both the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions, anchored by Jim Lehrer of "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer."

Return of Whoopi

Whoopi Goldberg said Monday on ABC's "The View" that she will appear in the Tony-nominated roller-skating musical "Xanadu" as one of the show's evil sisters, Caliope. Her six-week run begins July 29. She previously has been on Broadway with her own one-woman show as well as in revivals of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

Saget roast set

John Stamos will serve as roast master for "Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget," which tapes Aug. 3 at Warner Bros. in Burbank ahead of its airdate at 10 p.m. Aug. 17.

Miss Jackson's 'Crew'

Thursday's episode of MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" will boogie with Janet Jackson. The dance crews will be asked to choreograph to such Jackson songs as "Control," "Nasty" and "If." All crews will dance to Jackson's "Rhythm Nation."

King on King

Weinstein Books has acquired the Larry King autobiography "What Am I Doing Here?" from Vigliano Associates in association with Michael Viner of Phoenix Books, set to be released on Father's Day.
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