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[04/14/18 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Hold Off the Competition
The Eye tops the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/13/18 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 13
Updates include: Michael McGrady to recur on NBC's "Chicago PD"; and Wendy Davis joins the cast of OWN's "Love Is ___."

[04/13/18 - 11:30 AM]
New Christina Aguilera Carpool Karaoke to Headline CBS' "The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018," Monday, April 23
Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Kunal Nayyar and Iain Armitage are also among those slated to appear.

[04/13/18 - 11:24 AM]
Animal Planet Has Highest Rated Quarter In Two Years in 1Q18
Animal Planet further spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[04/13/18 - 11:06 AM]
Oxygen Media Expands Its True Crime Original Programming with New Series "Abuse of Power" Premiering Saturday, May 12 at 7PM ET/PT
Hosted by Lauren Sivan, each episode will examine the twisted and true stories where people in positions of power and prominence took advantage of their authority to commit heinous acts of crime, all stemming from their control and unyielding power.

[04/13/18 - 11:00 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Drama Series "Westworld" Returns for Its Second Season April 22, Exclusively on HBO
New cast members for the second season include: Fares Fares, Katja Herbers, Gustaf SkarsgÄrd, Hiroyuki Sanada, Peter Mullan, Rinko Kikuchi, Zahn McClarnon, Tao Okamoto, Betty Gabriel, Jonathan Tucker, Julia Jones and Kiki Sukezane.

[04/13/18 - 10:17 AM]
CBS Renews Network's Top Drama "NCIS" for 2018-2019 Broadcast Season
Additionally, series star and executive producer Mark Harmon has signed a new agreement to continue with the show.

[04/13/18 - 10:16 AM]
ABC Gives "Scandal" A Memorable Send-Off, Thursday, April 19
Following the finale episode, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" will celebrate the beloved series with an epic "Scandal" after-show.

[04/13/18 - 09:53 AM]
Kyle Chandler Joins Hulu's Original Limited Series "Catch-22"
His character, Colonel Cathcart, is a full Colonel that takes himself very seriously.

[04/13/18 - 09:49 AM]
Ali Wong Returns to Netflix on Mother's Day with "Hard Knock Wife"
Two years after giving birth to her daughter, a very pregnant Ali Wong returns to Netflix in her second original stand-up comedy special.

[04/13/18 - 09:47 AM]
truTV Ushers in Spring with New Seasons of Three Original Comedies
"Comedy Knockout," "The Carbonaro Effect" and "Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack" are all due back in the coming weeks.

[04/13/18 - 09:36 AM]
Video: Showtime Releases New Poster and Video for Season Two of "I'm Dying Up Here"
The fictional drama series explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene, with an ensemble cast led by Academy Award(R) winner Melissa Leo and Ari Graynor.

[04/13/18 - 09:01 AM]
A+E Networks and Leah Remini Ink Multifaceted Production and First-Look Development Deal to Expand Creative Partnership
In addition, the breakout original series "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" has been renewed for a third season with an 8-episode order along with 5 specials on A&E Network.

[04/13/18 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Tops Viewers, Demos for CBS
The Eye continues its reign on the night in both categories.

[04/13/18 - 08:00 AM]
Netflix Renews "On My Block" for a Second Season
The series is a coming of age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in LA's South Central neighborhood.

[04/13/18 - 08:00 AM]
Lin-Manuel Miranda to Make "DuckTales" Debut, Friday, May 11 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, as Part of the Network's Inaugural "Duck Week"
The Emmy(R) Award-nominated hit series will now air daily on Disney Channel, beginning Tuesday, May 1 with premieres every Friday in May, and new episodes and shorts debuting throughout the summer.

[04/13/18 - 06:01 AM]
ABC Announces the Renowned Athletes for the Upcoming "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes," Live, on "Good Morning America"
The four-week event premieres Monday, April 30 at 8:00/7:00c on the Alphabet.

[04/13/18 - 06:00 AM]
Comcast and Netflix Expand Partnership Following Successful Xfinity X1 Integration
"Netflix offers one of the most popular on demand services and is an important supplement to the content offering and value proposition of the X1 platform," said Sam Schwartz.

[04/12/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 12
Updates include: NBC's "Bad Boys" TV spin-off gets a title; Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser locked in for "Mad About You" revival; and Vicky Jones's "Run" lands pilot order from HBO.

[04/12/18 - 02:34 PM]
USA Announces New Pilots from Sam Esmail, Peter Berg, Tim Kring & Denis Leary
"As the #1 cable entertainment network for a record 12 years in a row, USA Network delivers unmatched scale and momentum with a broad, diverse slate of programming," said Chris McCumber.

[04/12/18 - 02:28 PM]
Video: Showtime Debuts Official Trailer for Highly-Anticipated Documentary Series "The Fourth Estate"
Examining the inner workings of The New York Times during President Donald J. Trump's first year in office, the four-episode docu-series will be available across Showtime platforms including On Demand and streaming on Sunday, May 27.

[04/12/18 - 01:08 PM]
Oxygen Media Presents Two-Hour Special "The Turpin 13: Family Secrets Exposed" Hosted by Soledad O'Brien on Saturday, April 28 at 6PM ET/PT
The special will take viewers on a deep dive into the story surrounding the Turpin family and the parents, David and Louise, who have been charged with keeping their children shackled and starved within the four walls of their own Perris, California home.

[04/12/18 - 12:24 PM]
The Return of "Trading Spaces" Designs a Ratings Win for TLC
TLC further spins the numbers for Saturday, April 7.

[04/12/18 - 12:00 PM]
"Marvel's Jessica Jones" Has Been Renewed for a Third Season on Netflix
Season 2 launched globally on Netflix on International Women's Day, March 8, 2018.

[04/12/18 - 11:35 AM]
Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon Returns to the Showtime Hit Drama "Ray Donovan" as a Series Regular
Beginning production this month, the series has relocated from Los Angeles to New York City.

[04/12/18 - 11:22 AM]
"Claws" Returns on Sunday, June 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
"Claws" follows the rise of five treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

[04/12/18 - 11:03 AM]
New Whodunnit Unfolds in East Peck as Second Season of NBC's "Trial & Error: Lady, Killer" Debuts Thursday, July 19
The first season of "Trial & Error" is now available exclusively on the NBC App and Video on Demand.

[04/12/18 - 11:00 AM]
OWN's Record-Breaking Docu-Series "Black Love" Returns Saturday, May 12
Sterling K. Brown, Niecy Nash, Tina Knowles-Lawson, D.L. Hughley, Rev Run, Styles P, Grant Hill and Eddie George are among those featured in the new season.

[04/12/18 - 11:00 AM]
Comedy Central Inks First Look Television Deal with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson; Fifth and Final Season of "Broad City" Premieres in Early 2019
Three projects already in development at Comedy Central under the new deal include "Mall Town USA," "Platinum Status," and "Young Professionals."

[04/12/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces Comedian, Actor and Global Superstar Kevin Hart as Host of "TKO: Total Knock Out," The All-New Obstacle Course Competition from Mark Burnett and MGM Television
"This show is perfectly aligned with my global brand," said Kevin Hart. "The minute Mark Burnett pitched me, I got it and we decided to work together. This show has the potential to make me look tall."

[04/12/18 - 10:01 AM]
"Joe Pera Talks with You" Premieres May 20th on Adult Swim
A teacher (Joe Pera) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula explores subject matters such as pancakes, blueberries, eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, English muffins, coffee, orange juice, maple syrup, waffles, cornbread, and strawberries.

[04/12/18 - 10:00 AM]
Video: She's Back! Get Your First Look at Kristin Cavallari's New Show "Very Cavallari" Coming to E! This Summer
This season on "Very Cavallari," Kristin is making Nashville the headquarters of her rapidly expanding fashion and lifestyle brand, Uncommon James.

[04/12/18 - 09:35 AM]
HBO Renews Comedy Series "Barry" and "Silicon Valley"
"We're thrilled that these two smart, funny shows are returning for another season," said Amy Gravitt.

[04/12/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" - Official Trailer - Amazon Kids
The world-famous talking moose and flying squirrel are back in the all-new series, due May 11 on Prime Video.

[04/12/18 - 09:10 AM]
Martin Scorsese Brings "SCTV" Comedy Special to Netflix
Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former "SCTV" co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience.

[04/12/18 - 09:01 AM]
FX Strikes a "Pose" on June 3rd for Its New Dance Musical Series from Co-Creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals
Set in the 1980s, "Pose" explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

[04/12/18 - 09:01 AM]
ABC Announces Season Finale Dates
Highlights include the end dates for "Once Upon a Time" and "The Middle."

[04/12/18 - 09:00 AM]
AT&T Audience Network Orders Another Round of the Critically Acclaimed Original Comedy Series "Loudermilk"
Production for the 10 half-hour episodes are scheduled to begin this July in Vancouver with the premiere launching in the fall.

[04/12/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Rises in FOX's Latest Demo Victory
CBS however is still the most-watched broadcaster last night.

[04/12/18 - 08:06 AM]
James Norton Returns in 4th Season of "Grantchester"
These will be the final episodes for Norton's character Sidney Chambers, the charismatic, jazz-loving vicar who has captured the hearts of millions of viewers.

[04/12/18 - 08:05 AM]
Sundance Now Announces the Exclusive U.S. Premiere of an Original, Thought-Provoking Documentary Collection: "Take 5: The Shadow of ISIS"
The groundbreaking documentary collection will focus on ISIS and its impact on the lives of civilians, those who are fighting it and those who are a part of it.

[04/12/18 - 08:00 AM]
Video: The Robinsons Reveal What It Takes to Venture Into Space - Netflix's "Lost in Space" Launches April 13
Mina Sundwall (Penny Robinson), Molly Parker (Maureen Robinson), Taylor Russell (Judy Robinson) and Parker Posey (Dr. Smith) reveal why anything is possible for their characters.

[04/11/18 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 11
Updates include: BET gives series orders to three scripted projects; Peyton List, Wayne Brady among those bound for USA's "Colony"; and Tig Notaro to visit "Star Trek: Discovery."

[04/11/18 - 02:36 PM]
2018 "Monday Night Football" Preseason Schedule
ESPN's 2018 preseason action kicks off Thursday, August 16, when the New York Jets and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater visit the Washington Redskins, led by new quarterback Alex Smith, at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/11/18 - 02:32 PM]
TBS Announces Additional Rap Battlers for the Return of "Drop the Mic"
As previously announced, the series returns this Sunday, April 15 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[04/11/18 - 02:30 PM]
2018 Preseason Schedule Announced
The NFL has finalized its 65-game 2018 preseason schedule, which includes a slate of eight nationally-televised games, the league announced today.

[04/11/18 - 01:54 PM]
"Misfit Garage" Gets Wheels Turning in Brand-New Season Premiering Wednesday, May 2 on Discovery
This season the team takes on their most ambitious build yet in hopes of improving their reputation, but with their usual antics and a team member's departure, the crew at Fired Up Garage must put everything on the line for success.

[04/11/18 - 12:45 PM]
Spring Break Event Episodes of Disney Channel's "Stuck in the Middle" and "Bizaardvark" Claim Friday's Top 2 Telecasts in Key Kids Demos
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, April 6.

[04/11/18 - 12:13 PM]
Bravo Media Expands to Seven Nights a Week of Original Programming Beginning Fall 2018
The network confirms new seasons for: "Vanderpump Rules," "Married to Medicine," "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," "Don't Be Tardy," "Flipping Out," "Shahs of Sunset," "Southern Charm Savannah," "Million Dollar Listing New York" and "The Real Housewives" of Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Orange County, New Jersey and Dallas.

[04/11/18 - 12:00 PM]
ABC's "Roseanne" Marathon, Four Back-to-Back Episodes, Set for April 24; Immediately Following, an Original Episode of ABC's "Deception" Kicks Off a Two-Night Event
Part two airs Sunday, April 29 at 10:00/9:00c, its regular time period.







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[10/16/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "The Final Table" - A Global Cooking Competition
The Netflix series features 12 teams of two chefs from around the world cooking the national dishes of Mexico, Spain, England, Brazil, France, Japan, the U.S., India and Italy.

[10/16/18 - 11:31 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch and Horatio Sanz Join New Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Black Monday"
Julie Hagerty and Vanessa Bell Calloway are also on tap for the newcomer, premiering in January.

[10/16/18 - 11:11 AM]
Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Nominees Christina Ricci and Judith Light Star in "Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story" Premiering January 19
Ricci plays 19th century pioneering journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman who published under the name of Nellie Bly.

[10/16/18 - 10:35 AM]
Country Music Icon Martina McBride Entertains from the Kitchen on New Food Network Series "Martina's Table"
McBride is giving Food Network viewers a glimpse of how she entertains at home, sharing her recipes and cooking tips that make her the queen of the kitchen.

[10/16/18 - 10:24 AM]
Pierce Brosnan to Host 7th Annual "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony on Sunday, November 4 Live on National Geographic
Hosted by Brosnan, the program will include a tribute to the late, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in March 2018.

[10/16/18 - 10:05 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Rights to "Travel Man" from All3Media International for Ovation TV, Ovation NOW, and Travel-Focused AVOD Service, JOURNY
Other titles for Ovation TV and Ovation NOW include "Stealing Van Gogh," "The KAWS Effect," and the arts-themed reality series "Fake or Fortune," "Antiques to the Rescue."

[10/16/18 - 09:18 AM]
Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Set as Series Regulars in "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
Fletcher and Bennett will portray "Dave Boy" and "Bazza," respectively; both are lifelong friends of Alfred's from their army days serving in the same corps.

[10/16/18 - 09:09 AM]
Ovation Locks in U.S. Broadcast and Digital Rights to Seven Arts & Culture Titles from Sky Vision
The series will air on Ovation's linear arts network Ovation TV, its digital platform Ovation NOW, and/or on the company's cultural-travel streaming service JOURNY.

[10/16/18 - 09:03 AM]
Netflix Original Series "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" Adds to the Vibrant and Diverse World of Modern-Day Barbary Lane
Paul Gross returns to reprise his role with additional series regulars Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia and May Hong.

[10/16/18 - 08:41 AM]
Animal Planet Launches New Global Brand Identity with Global Series Premiere of "Crikey! It's The Irwins" on October 28
The Animal Planet global brand identity will provide a multi-platform experience for every member of the family and begins as a phased rollout on October 28 in the U.S.

[10/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Once Again Tops Charts for NBC
The Peacock leads the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/16/18 - 08:03 AM]
Video: Featurette Debut - Inside the Bewitching World of Sabrina Spellman
The 10-episode Netflix original series premieres October 26.

[10/16/18 - 07:17 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football": 49ers-Packers Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 15.

[10/16/18 - 06:30 AM]
E! News Gets Candid and Unfiltered with All-New Topical Series "Nightly Pop" Premiering Every Monday Beginning October 29th at 10:30PM ET/PT, Immediately Following "Busy Tonight"
The half hour-long weekly series is hosted by E! personalities Morgan Stewart and Nina Parker, along with social influencer Hunter March.

[10/15/18 - 04:04 PM]
Netflix Orders New Series "Trinkets" Based on Young Adult Novel by Kirsten Smith
When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter's Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms.