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[07/31/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 31
Updates include: Austin Abrams to lead "Less Than Zero" at Hulu; Chris Hardwick to return to NBC's "The Wall"; and Amazon's "The Wilds" casts lead quartet.

[07/31/18 - 02:15 PM]
Bangkok, Thailand, to Host the "2018 Miss Universe" Competition, Airing Live Sunday, Dec. 16, on FOX
Five-time Emmy(R) Award winner, and one of television's favorite entertainers, Steve Harvey returns to host.

[07/31/18 - 11:37 AM]
Global Powerhouse Jennifer Lopez to Receive "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award" and Perform at the 2018 "VMAs" Airing Live on MTV Monday, August 20 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
She is also set to perform live at this year's show for the first time since 2001 and is nominated for two "VMAs" for her most recent single, "Dinero."

[07/31/18 - 11:36 AM]
Motor Trend Group Greenlights Two New Original Series Exclusively for Its Direct-to-Consumer Digital Product
Both "Uncaged" (wt) and "2018 Best Driver's Car" are scheduled to premiere this fall.

[07/31/18 - 11:35 AM]
Season Five of "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." Premieres Winter 2019 on PBS, Beginning January 8
On tap this season: Felicity Huffman, Andy Samberg, George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Michael Strahan, Laura Linney, Paul Ryan, Joe Madison, Michael Moore, Sarah Silverman, Kal Penn, Michael K. Williams, Tig Notaro, Lisa Ling, Alejandro Innaritu, Chloe Sevigny and more!

[07/31/18 - 11:07 AM]
HBO Announces Series Order for "The Time Traveler's Wife"
The project is an intricate and magical love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the much loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger.

[07/31/18 - 10:53 AM]
National Geographic Taps Into a Community of World-Renowned Wildlife Cinematographers and Photographers to Bring Viewers the Four-Night Multi-Platform Event "Yellowstone Live"
To complement the live broadcast, National Geographic will give viewers behind-the-scene access and the chance to experience more of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on the network's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

[07/31/18 - 10:35 AM]
"Flipping Out" Returns to Bravo Media on September 11 at 10PM ET/PT
As a new-ish father, America's favorite house-flipper Jeff Lewis finds himself in uncharted territory and needing to refocus his energies.

[07/31/18 - 10:01 AM]
OWN Announces Second Season Renewal of Hit Romantic Drama"Love Is ___" from Award-Winning Creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
Brock Akil serves as the series' showrunner, as well as director for the pilot and upcoming season finale episode (Tuesday, August 21).

[07/31/18 - 09:31 AM]
NBC Reshapes History with Two-Part "Timeless" Series Finale
According to executive producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke, audiences can expect the "Timeless" they know and love.

[07/31/18 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Bachelorette" Hold Off NBC, "Ninja Warrior" in Demos
The Peacock however is the most-watched broadcaster last night.

[07/31/18 - 07:02 AM]
Key Art Debut - "Apostle," The New Netflix Film from Gareth Evans, Director of "The Raid"
Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins and Michael Sheen star in the film, due on October 12.

[07/30/18 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 30
Updates include: ABC names judges on "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors"; Beau Bridges joins Comedy Central's "Robbie"; and Diane Guerrero cast in DC's "Doom Patrol."

[07/30/18 - 02:50 PM]
"TKO: Total Knock Out," Hosted by Comedian Kevin Hart, Will Move to Fridays Beginning with Its Next Episode on August 3
The series will air at 8:00/7:00c with "Whistleblower" moving to 9:00/8:00c.

[07/30/18 - 02:06 PM]
"Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis" and "Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle" Post Major Ratings and Viewership Increases
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Sunday, July 29.

[07/30/18 - 01:32 PM]
From the Producers of "Snapped," Oxygen Media Presents "Dying to Belong" Premiering Sunday, August 19 at 7PM ET/PT
The series will explore hauntingly fatal stories where obsession, desperation and the need to belong pushed individuals over the edge to carry out unthinkable crimes.

[07/30/18 - 01:13 PM]
Buddy Valastro and His Family Sifts Out the Competition in Discovery Family's New Series "Bake It Like Buddy"
Each week, two extremely talented, passionate and creative baking family duos face-off against each other in a fun head-to-head bake off at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey.

[07/30/18 - 12:51 PM]
Report from CBS Corporation's Regularly-Scheduled Board Meeting
CBS Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors is in the process of selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation.

[07/30/18 - 12:19 PM]
Hallmark Channel Heats Up with Original Movie Premieres That Travel the World During "Summer Nights"
Viewers with wanderlust will be able to travel to exotic locations including South Africa, the Caribbean and the South Pacific beaches of Fiji from the comfort of their own homes.

[07/30/18 - 11:38 AM]
PBS Wants YOU to Join "The Great American Read"
In addition to the nationwide reading campaign, the eight-part television series returns to PBS stations on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/30/18 - 11:37 AM]
PBS Announces "Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History," New Collaboration with Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D. Three-Hour Documentary to Premiere Spring 2020 on PBS
"Science for me, like history, is the exploration of what has come before and the promise of the future," said Ken Burns.

[07/30/18 - 11:36 AM]
PBS Names Multifaceted Television Executive Perry Simon as New Programming Chief
From 2010 to 2015, Simon served as general manager of BBC America, overseeing the channel's cable and digital platforms.

[07/30/18 - 11:35 AM]
PBS and "American Experience" Announce "Woodstock," New Documentary from Filmmaker Barak Goodman
The film is directed by Barak Goodman, written by Goodman and Don Kleszy, and produced by Goodman and Jamila Ephron, with Mark Samels as executive producer.

[07/30/18 - 11:34 AM]
PBS Announces "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War," A New Documentary from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to Air Spring 2019 on PBS
Professor Gates will present the definitive history of one of the least understood chapters in American history.

[07/30/18 - 10:33 AM]
Disney Channel's Series Finale of "Stuck in the Middle" Delivers Near 4-Month Highs
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Monday, July 23.

[07/30/18 - 10:04 AM]
HBO Acquires Worldwide Rights to "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal," A Sidewinder Films Production of an Erin Lee Carr Film
The film masterfully weaves a tapestry of pathos, depicting a landscape in which women spend their youth seeking victory on a world stage, juxtaposed against a culture where abuse prevails and lives are damaged forever.

[07/30/18 - 10:02 AM]
"The Last Ship" Sets Sail for a Fifth and Final Epic Adventure on September 9
Eric Dane, Bridget Regan and Adam Baldwin star in this action-packed series chronicling the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimated the world's population.

[07/30/18 - 10:02 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Drama Pilot "Queen Fur"
The project is set in a small town in Central Florida - a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide.

[07/30/18 - 10:01 AM]
truTV Announces Pilot Order for Weekly Comedic Awards Show from Vulture
The untitled project is a new, weekly comedic awards show honoring the most deserving stories from the week in pop culture.

[07/30/18 - 09:38 AM]
HBO Announces Series Order for "Euphoria" - Drake and Future the Prince Join Series as Executive Producers
The Zendaya-led series follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.

[07/30/18 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[07/30/18 - 05:15 AM]
MTV Greenlights "Lohan Beach Club" (Working Title) with Lindsay Lohan
The series follows Lohan as she works to expand her business empire with the launch of Lohan Beach House.

[07/29/18 - 03:41 PM]
Netflix Announces Two Unscripted Series, Upcoming Launch Dates and Debuts New Materials Across Their Diverse Content Lineup
Newly announced premieres include "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" (October 26) and "The Kominsky Method" (November 16).

[07/29/18 - 12:00 PM]
Netflix Announces New Series "Madam C.J. Walker" and "White Lines" at TCA
Plus: limited series "Maniac" starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill will launch on September 21; and check out the trailer for "Ozark" season two.

[07/29/18 - 08:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: UFC Helps FOX Land Demo Crown
NBC however is the most-watched broadcaster last night.

[07/28/18 - 03:24 PM]
AMC Green Lights First Multi-Platform Series "Dispatches from Elsewhere" by Jason Segel
"Dispatches From Elsewhere" is about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life.

[07/28/18 - 03:23 PM]
AMC Announces Le Carre Spy Thriller "The Little Drummer Girl" to Air in November
Plus: look for "AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror" beginning October 14.

[07/28/18 - 03:22 PM]
Sundance Now to Expand Its Offerings with the Launch of Original Scripted Podcast "Exeter" Starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ray McKinnon
"Exeter" is a gripping crime mystery that follows a veteran detective, Colleen Clayton (Jeanne Tripplehorn), as she is forced to reconcile the errors of a past case when a woman she convicted of murder is exonerated after 10 years in prison.

[07/28/18 - 03:21 PM]
AMC Renews Popular Original Series "Better Call Saul," "Fear the Walking Dead" and "McMafia"
"In an environment where viewer choice is almost unlimited, the success of these shows is especially meaningful, with characters and stories that our viewers connect with and return to season after season," said David Madden.

[07/28/18 - 03:20 PM]
SundanceTV and Sundance Now Unveil Fall 2018 Programming Slate, Featuring a Diverse Array of Thrilling Dramas and Compelling True Crime Docu-Series
"Deutschland 86" (Thursday, October 25) and "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" (Saturday, November 17) are among the projects on tap.

[07/28/18 - 02:49 PM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights Comedy Series "Upload" Created and Written by Emmy Award-Winner Greg Daniels
"Upload" is a sci-fi sitcom that takes place in the near future, where people who are near death can be "uploaded" into a virtual afterlife of their choice.

[07/28/18 - 02:48 PM]
Amazon Prime Video Sets October 12 Debut for "The Romanoffs" an Original Anthology Series from Nine-Time Emmy Winner Matthew Weiner
In addition, a new teaser was released revealing the extraordinary line-up of guest stars featured in the series.

[07/28/18 - 02:47 PM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights Series "The Expatriates" from Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films
Set against the sensational backdrop of "The Vertical City" of Hong Kong, "The Expatriates" is a drama series that explores the vibrant lives of a close-knit expatriate community.

[07/28/18 - 02:46 PM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights Two Season Order of Horror Event Series "THEM" from Executive Producer Lena Waithe, Executive Producer and Writer Little Marvin and Vertigo Prime
In "THEM: Covenant," set in 1953, Alfred and Lucky Emory decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood.

[07/28/18 - 02:45 PM]
Amazon Studios Partners with the Renowned Russo Brothers' AGBO Studios on a Groundbreaking Global Television Franchise
While the creative is under wraps, the origin mothership series will function as a fire-starter to ignite the creation of multiple original local language and local production series.

[07/28/18 - 02:44 PM]
JD Payne and Patrick McKay to Develop "The Lord of the Rings" Original Series for Amazon Studios
The duo said: "We feel like Frodo, setting out from the Shire, with a great responsibility in our care - it is the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime."

[07/28/18 - 11:10 AM]
Video: Starz Announces Casting for "Vida" Season Two and Drops New "America to Me" Key Art and Official Trailer for "Warriors of Liberty City"
Roberta Colindrez will be joining the cast of "Vida" as a new series regular in an expanded 10-episode second season.

[07/28/18 - 08:08 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Adults 18-49 Honors
"20/20" and "Dateline NBC" help lead the night in the key demographic.

[07/27/18 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 27
Updates include: Maggie Lawson to recur on FOX's "Lethal Weapon"; Kenya Barris confirms exit from ABC Studios; and Apple eyes TV series based on Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits."

[07/27/18 - 11:45 AM]
YouTube Announces Fall 2018 Slate and 2019 Projects
Since the launch of YouTube Originals in 2015, Original content has been viewed more than 650 million times.







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[11/19/18 - 10:43 AM]
VH1 Expands Monday's #1 Cable Franchise to Two Nights a Week Kicking Off with "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" Premiering Wednesday, January 2 at 8PM ET/PT
For the first time, the network will air two different "Love & Hip Hop" installments on two nights a week with "Love & Hip Hop: New York" airing Mondays, beginning November 26.

[11/19/18 - 10:33 AM]
Studio Head Meredith Ahr Upped to President, Alternative and Reality Group for NBC Entertainment
In her new post, the 17-year NBC veteran will oversee all aspects of unscripted programming at the network, Universal Television Alternative Studio and first-run syndication.

[11/19/18 - 09:53 AM]
"The Ranch" (Part 6) Premieres December 7 on Netflix
Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Elisha Cuthbert, Debra Winger and new guest star, Dax Shepard, are featured in the latest wave of episodes.

[11/19/18 - 09:35 AM]
"Sydney to the Max," A Daughter/Father Sitcom, Is Set to Premiere Friday, Jan. 25, on Disney Channel
Set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, the comedy revolves around outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds who lives with her single dad Max in the house he grew up in, along with her progressive grandmother Judy - three generations under one roof.

[11/19/18 - 09:33 AM]
AT&T Audience Network Picks Up Critically Acclaimed Original Series "Mr. Mercedes" for 3rd Season
Production for the 10 one-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in early 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina with the premiere launching later in the year.

[11/19/18 - 09:32 AM]
FX Rounds Out Cast for "Fosse/Verdon" Limited Series
Production on the series, now officially titled "Fosse/Verdon," is currently underway in New York City ahead of its premiere on FX in Spring 2019.

[11/19/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The three-part stand-up event premieres November 27 on the streaming service.

[11/19/18 - 09:30 AM]
"Crashing" and "High Maintenance" Return January 20
Both series will return with back-to-back season three premieres on Sunday nights.

[11/19/18 - 08:51 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Explores the Life of an Icon Through Her Personal Belongings in "Marilyn Monroe for Sale"
Smithsonian Channel is set to revisit the life of one of the silver screen's most iconic legends by way of her most personal possessions.

[11/19/18 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "Pine Gap" Season 1 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The Australian television series will be available December 7 on the streaming service.

[11/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping NBC, "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock cruises to another victory in all categories last night.

[11/19/18 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Death by Magic" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In the most extreme magic show ever attempted, British magician DMC travels the globe to recreate the stunts that have cost famous magicians their lives.

[11/19/18 - 08:01 AM]
CMT to Premiere "2018 AmericanaFest(R)" A New Music Special Featuring Performances from the Americana Honors & Awards Show
The special celebrates the Americana genre and will not only feature performances from longtime fan favorites and present-day Americana artists, but will also include new, exclusive interviews.

[11/19/18 - 07:41 AM]
Video: Super Trailer - VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: New York"
From marriage woes and legal battles to career resets and new beginnings, the drama returns to the place it all began.

[11/19/18 - 07:35 AM]
Series and Date Announcement - New Netflix Series "The Innocent Man" - December 14
The six-part documentary series focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s - and the controversial chain of events that followed.