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[08/13/15 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 13
Updates include: "Training Day" TV series lands at CBS; Echo Kellum to star in Comedy Central's "Overanalyzers"; and Jaime Ray Newman joins the cast of ABC's "Wicked City."

[08/13/15 - 01:12 PM]
TLC Announces Breaking the Silence, A New Documentary Confronting Child Sexual Abuse in Partnership with Darkness to Light and Rainn
The one-hour special will air commercial-free on Sunday, August 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/13/15 - 12:47 PM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates Week-to-Week Growth for a Second Straight Week to Claim the Aug. 3-7 Late-Night Win
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 3-7.

[08/13/15 - 11:30 AM]
NBC's "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" Starring Carrie Underwood Hits Big Screen in Theaters Tomorrow, Friday, August 14
The piece, a 2 1/2-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year's show open featuring Underwood and NFL stars, will debut tomorrow in National CineMedia's FirstLook pre-show program.

[08/13/15 - 11:28 AM]
"Punk'd" Reveals New Host DeStorm Power and Special Guest Host King Bach to Kick Off New Season on BET Joined by Amberia Allen and Ron G.
The cast names have been a closely guarded secret during production, as the team pulled off outrageous stunts on Hollywood's biggest celebrities.

[08/13/15 - 11:07 AM]
ABC Announces the Return of "Shark Tank Week" Monday, September 7 to Sunday, September 13
The Sharks thoughtfully fished out six episodes from last season's blockbuster haul.

[08/13/15 - 10:52 AM]
Season Premiere of "Iyanla: Fix My Life" Follows Emotional Coming Out Stories of Two Gay Pastors Saturday, September 19 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on OWN
In eight new one-hour episodes of her popular OWN series, Iyanla continues her work with those who are facing life's most difficult struggles.

[08/13/15 - 10:51 AM]
9/11 Rescuer Reveals His Untold Story and the Reason He Chose to Remain Anonymous in the Exclusive U.S. Premiere of "9/11: The Lost Hero" on Destination America
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/13/15 - 10:41 AM]
"Heroes Reborn" World Premiere to Be Held at Toronto International Film Festival
The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015.

[08/13/15 - 10:35 AM]
Michael Schur Returns to NBC with Series Order for Untitled Comedy
"For seven seasons, Mike Schur brought us the wonderful citizens of Pawnee, and we can't wait to see the new group of indelible characters that he'll now introduce," said Jennifer Salke.

[08/13/15 - 10:29 AM]
NBC to Produce Original Pilots from Emerging Writers Discovered Through "NBC Playground"
The network will produce two original pilots from emerging writers Kassia Miller ("Imaginary Friend") and Adriano Valentini & Aaron Colom ("Sunset PPL"), who were named winners of the first NBC national groundbreaking comedy initiative, "NBC Playground."

[08/13/15 - 10:24 AM]
Prolific Comedy Producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Bring New Project to NBC
The project, written by Tracey Wigfield, centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter's workplace, a cable news network.

[08/13/15 - 10:19 AM]
NBC Pacts with Keshet Studios for Scripted First-Look Programming Deal
Keshet Studios is the recently launched L.A.-based subsidiary of Keshet International (KI) that oversees KI's scripted programming activities in the U.S.

[08/13/15 - 10:17 AM]
Holiday Evergreen "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Coming to NBC
In a three-year licensing deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, NBC becomes the broadcast home of the 1967 animated classic for two runs per holiday season.

[08/13/15 - 10:11 AM]
FOX Sports & Big Ten Network Reveal 2015 College Football Broadcasters
FOX Sports today announces the addition of Spencer Tillman and Steve Hutchinson to its game crews, while BTN reveals its two primary game broadcast teams and studio desk.

[08/13/15 - 10:09 AM]
NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" Shows Its Strength with Fifth-Season Renewal
The season finale will air on NBC Monday, September 14 in a special three-hour telecast (8-11 p.m.).

[08/13/15 - 10:06 AM]
Common, Ne-Yo and Elijah Kelley Are Newest Additions to All-Star Cast for "The Wiz Live!"
They'll play the Bouncer, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow, respectively.

[08/13/15 - 10:02 AM]
NBC Entertainment Extends "Tonight Show" Host Jimmy Fallon's Deal Through 2021
"Jimmy has been an important member of the NBCUniversal family for 17 years. He is extraordinarily talented, hard-working and brings a level of creativity and energy every single day that is simply unmatched in television," said Steve Burke.

[08/13/15 - 10:00 AM]
Filming Starts on HBO Films' "All the Way," With Tony Award Winner Bryan Cranston Reprising His Role as President Lyndon B. Johnson
Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Root, Marque Richardson, Aisha Hinds, Todd Weeks, Mo McRae, Spencer Garrett and Frank Langella also star.

[08/13/15 - 09:56 AM]
Jay's Back! CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" Premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 10PM ET/PT
"Many of us see automobiles as kinetic artwork, which I find fascinating," said Leno. "Art doesn't always have to be stagnant. It could be rolling down the highway."

[08/13/15 - 09:30 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up 10 Episodes of "Harvest" from Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Horizon Television
The 10-episode series will go into production this fall and will debut on Spike in 2016.

[08/13/15 - 09:20 AM]
A New Interactive "Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet" Appisode Is Available on the Disney Junior Appisodes App
The episode is part of Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet" programming event, presented in collaboration with the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)), Solid Gold Holistic Pet Food and Nationwide.

[08/13/15 - 08:56 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Wednesday Night with "Talent" Gains at 8, "Last Comic" Wins at 10
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 12.

[08/13/15 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Competitive Night in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49
"America's Got Talent" leads the charge for the Peacock.

[08/13/15 - 08:25 AM]
Fall in Love with VH1's Returning Fan-Favorites, New Series and Events This Season
Newcomers include "Love at First Kiss" premiering Wednesday, October 21 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/13/15 - 08:20 AM]
FOX Sports Digital Strikes Acquisition Deal With StraightCast Media
Created by NFL teammates Terry and Ryan Nece, Gridiron Grunts has been used by more than 200 NFL players to capture mobile video that can be shared across multiple platforms.

[08/13/15 - 08:15 AM]
Live Five Story High-Wire Walk in New York City for "Impractical Jokers" 100th Episode on truTV
The can't-miss "Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special" will reveal which Joker will be the first to drop and who will hang on the longest to claim victory for their favorite charity.

[08/13/15 - 08:04 AM]
Russillo Signs Multiyear Extension with ESPN Radio to Host Weekday Show with Kanell
Russillo will also have an expanded TV presence across multiple studio shows, with a focus on NBA programming.

[08/13/15 - 08:00 AM]
Sesame Workshop and HBO Announce Five-Year Partnership
As a key part of the deal, Sesame will be able to produce almost twice as much new content as previous seasons, and for the first time ever, make the show available free of charge to PBS and its member stations after a nine-month window.

[08/12/15 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 12
Updates include: Alfonso Herrera named male lead in FOX's "Urban Cowboy"; Michael Bolton to star in "Housesitters" for ABC; and HBO is in "very preliminary conversations" for a "Deadwood" movie.

[08/12/15 - 11:00 PM]
NBC Summer Hit "Last Comic Standing" Reduces Field to 41 as Competition Heats Up
The season finale, where the final five comics will compete for the grand prize, airs September 9.

[08/12/15 - 05:09 PM]
Video: Trailers from USA Network's "Playing House" and "Donny!"
Check out the latest teases for USA's original comedies.

[08/12/15 - 04:02 PM]
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta's" Rasheeda Frost to Guest-Star on New FOX Drama "Rosewood"
Frost is scheduled to first appear on the series in October.

[08/12/15 - 03:15 PM]
ABC & ESPN 2015-16 NBA Schedule
ABC and ESPN will combine to televise 90 games during the 2015-16 NBA regular-season, all of which are either exclusive or full-national telecasts.

[08/12/15 - 02:59 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Big 'A' Reveal Surges to 2-Year Ratings Highs, Dominating Twitter
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 11.

[08/12/15 - 02:39 PM]
Brit Morgan Cast as "Supergirl's" Newest Adversary
Morgan will star as Leslie Willis, described as a confident, abrasive, funny shock-jock who works for CatCo Media.

[08/12/15 - 02:10 PM]
TLC's "Sister Wives" Deal with Divorce, A New Marriage, A Rocky Road to Adoption and a Baby on the Way
The season premiere airs on Sunday, September 13 at 9:00/8:00c followed by the "Best of Sister Wives Tell All" special airing at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/12/15 - 12:49 PM]
Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary and Amy Purdy Join Celebrity Judging Panel for the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
They join previously announced judge and country star Brett Eldredge.

[08/12/15 - 12:04 PM]
Colin Cowherd Joins FOX Sports and Premiere Networks
Cowherd is set to host a three-hour sports talk program titled "The Herd" beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 airing simultaneously on FOX Sports 1 and the FOX Sports Radio Network.

[08/12/15 - 11:57 AM]
"The Expanse" Blasts Off with a Two-Night Premiere Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15 at 10PM on Syfy
The epic drama from Alcon TV is based on the international best-selling book series of the same name and will regularly air on Tuesdays at 10PM for the remainder of its 10-episode first season.

[08/12/15 - 11:53 AM]
Syfy Announces Premiere Date for "Childhood's End," The First Ever Adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's Landmark Novel
This six-hour television event from Syfy and Universal Cable Productions will air over three consecutive nights on Monday, December 14, Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 from 8-10PM (ET/PT).

[08/12/15 - 11:51 AM]
Syfy to Develop Frederik Pohl's Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Novel "Gateway" as Scripted Series
In the project, humanity discovers an asteroid teeming with the long abandoned spaceships of an advanced alien race - the Heechee - setting in motion a gold rush for alien artifacts and technology.

[08/12/15 - 11:36 AM]
"Rick and Morty" Renewed for Third Season of Intergalactic Adventures
"It's an honor to see 'Rick and Morty' join the exclusive club of shows with over nineteen episodes," said co-creator and executive producer Dan Harmon.

[08/12/15 - 11:30 AM]
NBC Sports Group Presents Live Primetime Coverage of the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships This Sat., Aug. 16
The P&G Gymnastics Championships determine the U.S. champions and the U.S. national team.

[08/12/15 - 11:29 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Is TV's #1 Prime Telecast in Men and Earns Its Best Special Yet in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, August 7.

[08/12/15 - 11:13 AM]
TV One's "HelloBeautiful Interludes Live: Jill Scott" Premieres Friday, August 21, 10 P.M. ET
The one-hour special treats viewers to an interview and an exciting performance featuring selections from her latest album WOMAN taped at the iconic Fillmore Theatre, just outside Washington, D.C.

[08/12/15 - 11:12 AM]
On World Elephant Day, National Geographic Channel Announces Relaunch of Award-Winning Documentary Series "Explorer" with Gripping Special Investigation Into Africa's Illegal Ivory Trade
The series opener, "Explorer: Warlords of Ivory," premieres Sunday, August 30 at 8:00/7:00c, taking an in-depth look at the devastating effects of the global illegal ivory trade.

[08/12/15 - 11:04 AM]
"Doctor Who" New Season Trailer and Poster Art Released Today
Having the time of their lives, the Doctor and Clara embark on reckless adventures in all of space and time in the new season starting Saturday, September 19.

[08/12/15 - 10:27 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New York City" Wraps Up Summer with an Epic Three Part Reunion Beginning Tuesday, August 18 at 9PM ET/PT
Following the three-part reunion, the network will air a "Secrets Revealed" special on Thursday, September 3 with never-before-seen footage from season seven.

[08/12/15 - 09:04 AM]
Ryan Seacrest Named Late Night Host for NBC's Rio Olympics Coverage
Seacrest served as a correspondent for NBC's coverage of the 2012 London Games, which was the most-watched television event in U.S. history with more than 217 million viewers.







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[09/22/20 - 01:32 PM]
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[09/22/20 - 12:06 PM]
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[09/22/20 - 12:02 PM]
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[09/22/20 - 11:49 AM]
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[09/22/20 - 10:30 AM]
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[09/22/20 - 10:30 AM]
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[09/22/20 - 10:15 AM]
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[09/22/20 - 10:00 AM]
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[09/22/20 - 10:00 AM]
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[09/22/20 - 09:59 AM]
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[09/22/20 - 09:37 AM]
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