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[07/25/18 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 25
Updates include: BET cancels "The Rundown with Robin Thede"; Chris Hardwick cleared to return to AMC's "Talking Dead"; and HBO greenlights "Deadwood" movie and other TCA Press Tour news.

[07/25/18 - 09:50 PM]
"Meteor Garden" Coming to the World - The Mandarin Series to Be Available from July 27
The series was scripted, directed, and produced by multi-talented showrunner Angie Chai.

[07/25/18 - 04:01 PM]
It's Official! Netflix Greenlights "Locke & Key" for 10 Episode Series
Netflix is redeveloping the scripts and re-casting the new series.

[07/25/18 - 03:08 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights "Inside the Internet: 50 Years of Life Online" and "1989: The Year That Made the Modern World" to Lead Into Upcoming Limited Series, "Valley of the Boom"
These documentaries will take an in-depth look at these transformative moments, offering more insight to the true story behind the mini-series.

[07/25/18 - 03:07 PM]
National Geographic Taps Emmy Award-Winning Composers to Score Upcoming Scripted Series "Valley of the Boom" from Matthew Carnahan and Executive Producer Arianna Huffington
The limited series, set to premiere this winter, charts the meteoric rise and cataclysmic burst of the dot-com bubble.

[07/25/18 - 03:06 PM]
Fan Favorite Hit Series "Life Below Zero" Celebrates 100th Episode Milestone in New Season Return
The 100th episode will be commemorated on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, with a full-day marathon featuring the most popular episodes.

[07/25/18 - 03:05 PM]
Bear Grylls Tapped as Host for National Geographic's "Hostile Planet" - An Unflinching Look at the Volatility of Mother Nature and the Resilient Animals That Survive Earth's Most Extreme Habitats
From Plimsoll Productions, the series draws attention to the most extraordinary - almost supernatural - accounts of animals that have conformed to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs.

[07/25/18 - 03:04 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights New Global Documentary Series "The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum" (W.T.)
The 12-part series from National Geographic Studios, taps into curiosity seeker Goldblum as he embarks on a journey across the globe to uncover the extraordinary stories behind the world's most "ordinary" things.

[07/25/18 - 03:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Picks Up Second Season of "One Strange Rock" from Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root's Nutopia
The second season will begin production this fall.

[07/25/18 - 03:02 PM]
National Geographic and Gordon Ramsay Partner on New Series, "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted"
Produced by his own Studio Ramsay, the celebrated chef will embark on anthropology-through-cuisine expeditions to unearth the most incredible people, places and flavors the world has to offer.

[07/25/18 - 03:01 PM]
Golden Globe and Emmy(R) Award Winner Julianna Margulies Tapped for National Geographic Scripted Series "The Hot Zone"
The new series will be produced by Lynda Obst Productions, Scott Free Productions, Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson, Jeff Vintar and Fox 21 Television Studios.

[07/25/18 - 02:17 PM]
MTV's "Too Stupid to Die" Premieres Tuesday, August 21st at 10PM ET/PT
The highly anticipated series, developed with Zach Holmes, the online sensation and daredevil who was banned by YouTube, will feature bizarre pranks, hilarious antics and outrageous stunts.

[07/25/18 - 12:46 PM]
Veteran Treasuer Hunters Embark on Deadly Expedition to Unearth Two Billion Dollar Treasure on All-New Season of Discovery Channel's "Treasure Quest"
This season, veteran treasure hunter Shawn Cowles, tech specialist Jeremy Whalen, and demolitions expert Jack Peters set out to Bolivia in search of the biggest land find treasure in history - the legendary Sacambaya Treasure, reportedly worth two billion dollars.

[07/25/18 - 12:01 PM]
Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo Join Ava DuVernay's "Central Park" Crime Drama
Based on a true story that gripped the country, "Central Park Five" will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

[07/25/18 - 10:36 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Reels in Famed Bass Fisherman Mike Iaconelli for New Urban Fishing Series "Fish My City with Mike Iaconelli"
The six-part series follows award-winning professional bass fisherman and TV personality Mike "Ike" Iaconelli on his global search for the world's most iconic fish living alongside some of the world's busiest concrete jungles.

[07/25/18 - 09:39 AM]
Video: Invest in the Byrdes - Watch the "Ozark" Season 1 Recap
Join Ruth (Julia Garner) as she gives her imprisoned father a glimpse into everything he missed out on last season when the dangerous Byrdes landed at the lake in this new recap video.

[07/25/18 - 09:13 AM]
"Narcos" Star Wagner Moura to Play Famed UN Diplomat in Netflix Biopic
The untitled film tells the true story of Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura), a Brazilian-born UN diplomat.

[07/25/18 - 09:08 AM]
"Esme & Roy," The First New Animated Series from the Makers of "Sesame Street" in More Than a Decade, Debuts Saturday, Aug. 18 on HBO in the U.S.
The show follows a young girl, Esme, and her best monster friend, Roy, on their adventures as the best monster babysitters in Monsterdale.

[07/25/18 - 09:07 AM]
"Drew Michael," The Comedian's First HBO Special, Debuts Aug. 25
Jerrod Carmichael, who has starred in two specials of his own on the network, directs.

[07/25/18 - 09:06 AM]
"Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo" Debuts Saturday, Oct. 6 on HBO
Taped before a sold-out audience at the Eventim Apollo in London, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return to HBO to perform their classics and new original songs.

[07/25/18 - 09:05 AM]
HBO, Rai Fiction and TIMVISION Series "My Brilliant Friend," Directed by Saverio Costanzo, Debuts This Fall
Casting for the show took place over a period of eight months, with almost 9,000 children and 500 adults from all over Campania auditioning.

[07/25/18 - 09:04 AM]
"Jane Fonda in Five Acts," The Story of the Cultural Icon, Debuts Sept. 24 on HBO
The documentary draws on 21 hours of interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly about her life and her missteps.

[07/25/18 - 09:03 AM]
Comedy Series "Camping," Starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant and Executive Produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, Debuts Oct. 14, Exclusively on HBO
The project is based on the British series of the same name created by Julia Davis and produced by Baby Cow Productions.

[07/25/18 - 09:02 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2018
"Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age" kicks things off on Monday, September 10.

[07/25/18 - 09:01 AM]
HBO Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Returns for Second Season Sept. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Resuming five years after the culmination of the first season, "The Deuce" returns to the world of 1977, capturing the Times Square area of midtown New York at its most garish and volatile.

[07/25/18 - 08:43 AM]
Food Network Is Serving Up Buzz-Worthy Culinary Trends, Recipes, and Food Hacks on New Daytime Series "Let's Eat"
From flavorful dishes, to popular restaurant trends, and to the latest food fads captivating social media, Brandi Milloy, Stuart O'Keeffe, and Jamika Pessoa are breaking it all down on new daytime series.

[07/25/18 - 08:18 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping NBC, "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/25/18 - 08:16 AM]
Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Prince Royce, Rosario Dawson and Javier Munoz Guest Star in "Elena of Avalor" TV Movie
Gina Rodriguez and Prince Royce guest star as twin sirenas, Princess Marisa and Prince Marzel.

[07/25/18 - 08:00 AM]
The Kennedy Center Announces Its Honorees for 2018
CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 41 years ago.

[07/25/18 - 07:48 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "Paradise PD" Premieres August 31 on Netflix
From Roger Black and Waco O'Guin comes an outrageous 10-episode adult animated comedy about a backwater Southern-fried, small-town police department.

[07/25/18 - 06:32 AM]
"Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest" Debuts August 31 on Netflix
Tiki Barber and CM Punk will host the latest installment for the United States.

[07/25/18 - 05:26 AM]
Weigel Broadcasting Co. to Launch New "Start TV" Network in Association with CBS Television Stations
"The Closer," "Medium," "The Good Wife," "Crossing Jordan," "Cold Case," "Profiler" and "The Division" are among the featured series.

[07/24/18 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 24
Updates include: Ally Sheedy, Matthew Morrison to visit Showtime's "SMILF"; Rob Morgan to recur on "This Is Us"; and comedian Tim Dillon to star in pilot for Comedy Central.

[07/24/18 - 04:31 PM]
Freeform Greenlights Pilot from "The Americans" Duo
"Breckman Rodeo" (working title) is an ensemble drama about a group of young rodeo riders in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

[07/24/18 - 02:48 PM]
MTV to Premiere New Season of "Ridiculousness" on August 5th at 8PM ET/PT
Special guests this season include Olympic athletes Adam Rippon, Chloe Kim and Laurie Hernandez, pop-rap duo Jack & Jack, "Wild 'N Out" star Justina Valentina and more.

[07/24/18 - 02:41 PM]
FX Orders The Untitled "Fosse/Verdon" Limited Series
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams will star in the project, which tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

[07/24/18 - 02:19 PM]
Netflix Orders New Series from Marc Webb and Chris Keyser
The series follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents.

[07/24/18 - 02:04 PM]
TBS Sets August 7 for Hit Deserted-Island Comedy "Wrecked" Season 3
This season, the Wrecked gang find themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious billionaire's private island where they're forced to hunt each other to the death in a basic-cable battle royale.

[07/24/18 - 12:57 PM]
Travel Channel Greenlights "Ghost Hunt Live" (wt) Featuring the Tennessee Wraith Chasers
Comprised of 10 hour-long live episodes, the series is slated to premiere this fall.

[07/24/18 - 11:34 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Second Season of "Yellowstone" Starring Kevin Costner and from Writer/Producer/Director Taylor Sheridan
The season one finale bows Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c, with season two premiering next year.

[07/24/18 - 11:00 AM]
Meghan Trainor to Perform at "Teen Choice 2018"
Plus: nominees Chris Pratt, Olivia Holt, Lauren Jauregui and Anna Kendrick are scheduled to appear.

[07/24/18 - 11:00 AM]
Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and General Colin Powell to Guest Star on the Fifth Season Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Sunday, Oct. 7 on CBS
They filmed their scenes on Wednesday, July 11, during the first week of production of the critically acclaimed series' upcoming season.

[07/24/18 - 10:36 AM]
Family Unlike Any Other Returns to the Bush in All-New Season of Discovery Channel's Top-Rated Series "Alaskan Bush People"
The new season premieres Sunday, August 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[07/24/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: OWN Releases the Highly Anticipated Season Three Trailer for Hit Megachurch Drama "Greenleaf"
The third season will premiere on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c each night.

[07/24/18 - 10:05 AM]
Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus and Emmy Award Winner Alex Rudzinski Are Ready to Rock as Directors for NBC's "Hair Live!"
"Hair Live!" is set for broadcast on Sunday, May 19, 2019 before a live audience.

[07/24/18 - 10:05 AM]
Video: Teaser - Hulu Original "The First"
All eight episodes of "The First" debut on Friday, September 14, only on Hulu.

[07/24/18 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Signs Emmy(R) Award Winner Lena Waithe to First-Look Deal
She both writes and produces through her company Hillman Grad Productions.

[07/24/18 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2018-19 Season
"Dancing with the Stars" and "The Good Doctor" will kick things off on Monday, September 24.

[07/24/18 - 09:05 AM]
Ovation TV Sets Premiere Date for Third and Final Season of "X Company"
The 10-episode swan song launches Monday, August 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/24/18 - 08:17 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Bachelorette" Victory
ABC wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.







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[11/16/18 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Showtime Debuts New Trailer for "SMILF" Season Two
The Frankie Shaw-led comedy returns Sunday, January 20 at 10:30/9:30c on the pay channel.

[11/16/18 - 10:00 AM]
Writer/Producer Eric Friedman Signs Overall Deal That Extends His Successful Tenure with Disney Channel
Most recently, Friedman was executive producer and showrunner of "Bizaardvark," which has wrapped production after three seasons.

[11/16/18 - 09:10 AM]
FOX Sports Reigns Supreme in Most Important Metric in All of Television: Live Sports Event Viewing
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/16/18 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Series Score Postseason Football Spotlights
Look for a special episode of "Magnum P.I." following the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 20.

[11/16/18 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Thursday Night Football" Continue Reign
The network leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/16/18 - 08:02 AM]
Netflix to Produce Animated Feature Film "Escape from Hat" from Academy Award Nominated Director Mark Osborne
Production will commence this month in New York for an expected 2022 release.

[11/16/18 - 04:56 AM]
Animal Planet and Coyote Peterson Announce the Development of First Long-Form Television Series for YouTube Star
The series will premiere on Animal Planet in 2019 and will appeal to Peterson's established 13 million-strong "Coyote Pack" as well as Animal Planet's global audience.

[11/15/18 - 03:21 PM]
Video: Bravo's "Dirty John" Premiere Episode Is Available Now on YouTube, BravoTV.com, VOD and the Bravo App
Ahead of the premiere on Sunday, November 25, Bravo has made the entire first episode of "Dirty John" available for a pre-linear preview.

[11/15/18 - 01:38 PM]
NBC Rings in the Holidays with the Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Live on Wednesday, Nov. 28
The evening will include festive performances by Diana Ross, Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, Diana Krall, John Legend, Martina McBride, Pentatonix and Kellie Pickler, with a special appearance by Howie Mandel.

[11/15/18 - 12:50 PM]
Netflix Orders World War II Animated Drama Series "The Liberator"
The four-part series will be the first ever produced in Trioscope(TM) Enhanced Hybrid Animation, a new patent-pending technology combining state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performance, bringing an unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity to the animated drama experience.

[11/15/18 - 11:30 AM]
C'mon in and Pull Yourself Up a "Chairry" as IFC Invites You to Return to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse"
The network will kick off its run of the series during a 24-hour marathon, including the iconic holiday special "Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse," on Thursday, November 22 starting at 6AM.

[11/15/18 - 11:21 AM]
MTV's Global Phenomenon "Ex on the Beach" Returns for a Celebrity-Filled Season Two Thursday, December 20th at 8PM ET/PT
With 12 versions of MTV's "Ex on the Beach" around the world, the new season will also air across MTV's international channels beginning in January.

[11/15/18 - 11:00 AM]
Kumail Nanjiani Enters "The Twilight Zone" - New Original Series Coming to CBS All Access in 2019
Nanjiani joins previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele and other cast members Sanaa Lathan and Adam Scott.

[11/15/18 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Releases Trailer for "The Other Two" - New Series from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider Premieres January 24
Guest stars for the debut season include, Beck Bennett, Kate Berlant, Michael Che, Andy Cohen, Heidi Gardner, Jackie Hoffman, Daniel K. Isaac, Brandon Scott Jones, Richard Kind, Greta Lee, Tinsley Mortimer, Andy Ridings, Josh Segarra, Wanda Sykes, Julio Torres, JJ Totah and Patrick Wilson.

[11/15/18 - 10:00 AM]
Disney Channel's Hit Series "Bunk'd" Ordered for a Fourth Season
The fourth season will be executive produced by Emmy(R)-nominated producer Phil Baker and Erin Dunlap.