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    [monday, december 30, 2019]    
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[12/30/19 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Wraps Season on Top
NBC's NFL franchise closes 2019 in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/30/19 - 08:18 AM]
Science Channel Blasts Off Into 2020 with New Season of "How the Universe Works" Premiering Thursday, January 2 at 9PM
The series returns for its eighth season with a two-hour special that investigates the threat of a catastrophic asteroid impact.

[12/29/19 - 12:24 PM]
Ohio State vs. Clemson Draws 21.2 Million Viewers, Most-Watched Non-New Year's Day College Football Playoff Semifinal and Up 9% Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, December 28.

[12/29/19 - 09:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Tops Low Key Night for NBC
The Peacock network wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/28/19 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Tops Demo Charts for FOX
The network's weekly telecast continues its reign among adults 18-49.

[12/27/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 23-27
Updates include: Amazon's "The Wheel of Time" casts trio; comedian Eddie B eyed for comedy series at ABC; and Amazon to bring Evan Ratliff's book "The Mastermind" to the small screen.

[12/27/19 - 10:01 AM]
Lauren Alaina to Perform on "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square"
Alaina will take the stage, alongside previously announced performers LL Cool J Featuring DJ Z-Trip, Village People, The Chainsmokers, The Lumineers, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, The Killers and Tyga, to help ring in 2020.

[12/27/19 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Win
The Alphabet's "The Great American Baking Show" tops the charts among adults 18-49 last night.

[12/27/19 - 07:59 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Scores Its Most-Viewed NFL Regular Season Since 2015
ESPN further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/26/19 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Christmas with NBA Coverage
The Alphabet's holiday presentation of the Clippers/Lakers showdown tops the night.

[12/26/19 - 07:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Christmas Eve with "It's a Wonderful Life"
The network's annual telecast takes home top honors among adults 18-49.

[12/24/19 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets Boost from "The Price Is Right" Special
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/23/19 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock network easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/23/19 - 06:48 AM]
Abla Fahita Joins the Line-Up of Netflix Originals in the Middle East with a New Series
The series will follow the amazing adventures of Abla Fahita after becoming one of the leading stars in the Arab World, her life turns upside down when she finds herself being chased by the law and society.

[12/23/19 - 12:45 AM]
Video: Something Phishy: Netflix Drops "Jamtara" Trailer
Directed by National Award-winning director Soumendra Padhi and inspired by true incidents, the series is the story of young, ambitious, volatile people who have the world before them.

[12/22/19 - 06:46 PM]
Netflix Orders New Korean Sci-Fi Thriller Series "The Silent Sea," Confirms Actor Jung Woo-sung as Executive Producer
The series is a mystery sci-fi thriller that follows a story of elite scientists who set off for the moon to retrieve some unknown samples from an abandoned research station.

[12/22/19 - 10:06 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Sports Heavy Evening
Plus in late-night: Eddie Murphy sparks "Saturday Night Live" to its best numbers since May 2017.

[12/22/19 - 10:05 AM]
"The Great Brady Heist," FOX Sports Films' Newest "Magnify" Series Documentary, Premieres Feb. 1 on FOX
The documentary chronicles the disappearance of Tom Brady's jersey following the New England Patriots' improbable Super Bowl LI comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.

[12/21/19 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Continues Demo Reign
FOX takes home the adults 18-49 crown once again while CBS remains the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/20/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 20
Updates include: Starz cancels "Sweetbitter" after two seasons; FXX's "Dave" reveals principal cast; and Zach Grenier returns to "The Good Fight" as series regular.

[12/20/19 - 11:23 AM]
Season Five of SundanceTV's Original Series "Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter" Returns with All-New Episodes Sunday, January 5 at 10AM ET
This season, talent behind this year's most talked about television shows and films open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed entertainment.

[12/20/19 - 11:16 AM]
Video: Official Teaser - Hulu Original Series "High Fidelity"
The Zoë Kravitz-led series bows Friday, February 14.

[12/20/19 - 11:01 AM]
"Virgin River" Renewed for a Second Season by Netflix
The streaming service confirmed the news via social media today.

[12/20/19 - 09:45 AM]
Academy Award Winner Marisa Tomei Joins Revenge Action Film "Sweet Girl"
Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Adria Arjona, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, Dominic Fumusa, Brian Howe, Nelson Franklin and Reggie Lee also star in the project.

[12/20/19 - 09:01 AM]
Save Room for Season 2 Because We've Ordered More "Green Eggs and Ham"
Netflix confirmed the news on social media this morning.

[12/20/19 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Miss America" Tops Demos for NBC
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while an all-repeat CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/20/19 - 08:01 AM]
Multi Award-Winner Olivia Colman to Star in New Sky and HBO Original Drama "Landscapers"
The four-part limited series will be directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne and is written by Ed Sinclair in his first television screenplay.

[12/20/19 - 07:32 AM]
Cast Announced for New Drama "Industry" Coming Soon to BBC and HBO
The series follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London.

[12/20/19 - 07:26 AM]
Capturing the Planet's Greatest Mysteries - "What on Earth?" Returns for an All-New Season January 9 on Science Channel
Using state-of-the-art satellite imaging and trekking to the most remote, inhospitable places on Earth, the world's leading scientists, archaeologists and explorers examine the inexplicable to show the world we live in like we've never seen before.

[12/20/19 - 05:36 AM]
Reelz Announces New Programming for January 2020
New three-part documentary "Aaron Hernandez's Killing Fields" reveals never-before-seen evidence in the case of the ex-NFL star turned convicted murderer while the new four-part documentary "How to Survive a Murder" exposes the nefarious attempts to cover up a murder and protect an influential family.

[12/19/19 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 19
Updates include: FOX orders animated comedy "Housebroken" to series; Hulu passes on Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles"; and "Carl Weber's The Family Business" gets second second on BET+.

[12/19/19 - 09:43 PM]
"Airplane Mode" Premieres on January 2020, Only on Netflix
The film tells the story of young digital influencer Ana (Larissa Manoela).

[12/19/19 - 05:20 PM]
"Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" Is a Three-Part Documentary Series Examining What Led to the Murderous Fall and Shocking Death of Former NFL Superstar Aaron Hernandez
Look for said project Wednesday, January 15 on Netflix.

[12/19/19 - 04:01 PM]
Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell Take You on a Psychocosmic Adventure in "The Midnight Gospel," An Adult Animated Series Adapting Interviews from the "Duncan Trussell Family Hour" Podcast
The aforementioned series will come to Netflix next year.

[12/19/19 - 03:29 PM]
Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic to Headline E!'s Signature "Live from the Red Carpet" Coverage of the 2020 Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars
E!'s red carpet coverage for each of those awards shows ranked as the #2 most social program of the day behind only the awards show itself.

[12/19/19 - 02:02 PM]
Meet the 20 Contestants Set to Compete on New Unscripted Competition Series "LEGO Masters" Premiering Wednesday, February 5, on FOX
Hosted by Will Arnett, the series will put these contestants - ranging from ages 23 to 65, and hailing from every part of the country and all walks of life - to the test.

[12/19/19 - 12:00 PM]
Limited Series "The Plot Against America" Debuts Monday, March 16, Exclusively on HBO
The cast includes Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis and John Turturro.

[12/19/19 - 11:56 AM]
"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Adds Jonathan Whitesell, Skye Marshall and Sam Corlett
Said trio will turn up during the upcoming "Part 3" of the series.

[12/19/19 - 10:52 AM]
EPIX Greenlights Series Based on "Jerusalem's Lot" Starring Academy Award(R) Winner Adrien Brody
Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher's Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea.

[12/19/19 - 10:30 AM]
Steve Harvey Counts Down to 2020 on "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square" Tuesday, December 31, on FOX
The star-studded three-and-a-half-hour primetime celebration will be co-hosted by Maria Menounos and Rob Gronkowski.

[12/19/19 - 10:17 AM]
OWN Announces Second Season Renewal of Critically Acclaimed Drama Series "David Makes Man"
The series centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects and stars an ensemble cast featuring Emmy nominated actress Phylicia Rashad and newcomer Akili McDowell who plays the lead role of David.

[12/19/19 - 10:11 AM]
"Elite Youth," A New Series from FOX Sports Films and Uninterrupted, Goes Behind the Scenes with Basketball's Future Stars
The four-episode debut season follows the most highly sought-after high school basketball players in the country as they compete in Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) during the 2018 circuit.

[12/19/19 - 10:05 AM]
Nearly 30 Million Households Around the World Enjoyed "Klaus" in Its First Four Weeks on Netflix
The streaming service releases another viewership number, this time for the animated film.

[12/19/19 - 09:30 AM]
Comedy Series "High Maintenance," Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, Returns for Its Fourth Season February 7, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars include Ira Glass and his team at This American Life, Nick Kroll, Rebecca Hall, Larry Owens and Calvin Leon Smith.

[12/19/19 - 09:14 AM]
Video: "Sex, Explained" Season 1 - Main Trailer
From the biology of attraction to the history of birth control, explore the ins and outs of sex in this entertaining and enlightening series.

[12/19/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Apple Releases First-Look at Inspiring, New Anthology Series "Little America"
Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, "Little America" goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America.

[12/19/19 - 09:04 AM]
Video: "Leslie Jones: Time Machine" - Teaser - Netflix
Jones is bringing her hilarious wisdom in "Time Machine," her first Netflix Comedy Special, directed by award winning directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

[12/19/19 - 09:02 AM]
Showtime(R) to Air Television Premieres of "Five Feet Apart" on December 30 "On the Basis of Sex" on January 1 and "The Upside" on January 4
Look for all three films in the coming weeks on the pay channel.

[12/19/19 - 08:36 AM]
"The Voice" Is the #1 Most-Watched Primetime Network Show of the Decade
NBC further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[12/19/19 - 08:35 AM]
Jealousy, Feuds and Troubled Friendships Hit a Fever Pitch at Bravo's "Married to Medicine" Season 7 Reunion
Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Mariah Huq and new friend, Buffie Purselle will bare their bold and honest feelings as they relive this season's biggest moments.







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[12/01/21 - 01:04 PM]
TV One Announces Premiere of the Original Docuseries "One Stage to the Next" Starring Grammy-Nominated Syleena Johnson on Tuesday, December 14th at 10 P.M. EST
The series will follow award-winning singer Syleena Johnson as she continues to navigate through life and the entertainment industry.

[12/01/21 - 11:56 AM]
Toni Braxton and Angie Harmon New Movies for Lifetime Rounds Out Casts with Eddie Cibrian, Kelly Hu and Kristopher Poloha
Both "Fallen Angels Murder Club" and "Barstow" have started filming and will premiere in 2022.

[12/01/21 - 11:48 AM]
"This Is Us" Stars Chrissy Metz and Susan Kelechi Watson to Host NBC's Live Coverage of the Jan. 1 Rose Parade
NBC is celebrating its 95th year broadcasting the Rose Parade, beginning on radio in 1927 and then televising the annual event beginning in 1954.

[12/01/21 - 11:30 AM]
Video: Prime Video Releases Official Series Trailer for "With Love"
The multi-holiday romantic comedy series, written and created by Gloria Calderón Kellett, follows the Diaz siblings, Lily and Jorge Jr., on a mission to find love and purpose.

[12/01/21 - 11:04 AM]
Vocal Powerhouse Christina Aguilera to Receive the First-Ever "Music Icon" Award and Perform at the 2021 "People's Choice Awards"
Becky G will present the award to Aguilera at the ceremony.

[12/01/21 - 10:16 AM]
"Nickelodeon's Treasure Truck" Delivers a Gift-Winning Competition in New Holiday Special Hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, Airing Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special brings the competition to the front yard of four families, who must compete against each other when the Nickelodeon Treasure Truck drives up with a truck-load full of amazing holiday gifts.

[12/01/21 - 10:03 AM]
"L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth" Special Dec. 16 at 8 P.M. ET/PT
The special returns for a second year to NBC, celebrating the inspiring stories of ten U.S.-based non-profit leaders whose tenacity and courage are leading to meaningful change in addressing society's most pressing issues.

[12/01/21 - 09:55 AM]
AMC Networks Greenlights "Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches," A New Series Based on the "Lives of the Mayfair Witches" Trilogy for AMC+ and AMC
The second series in an expanding Anne Rice universe, "Mayfair" will follow "Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire" with a late 2022 premiere.

[12/01/21 - 09:07 AM]
Apple Orders Multi-Academy Award Winner Alfonso Cuaron's Thriller Series "Disclaimer" Starring Academy Award-Winners Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline
Based on the novel of the same name by Renee Knight, "Disclaimer" will star Blanchett as a successful and respected television documentary journalist whose work has been built on revealing the concealed transgressions of long-respected institutions.

[12/01/21 - 09:00 AM]
HBO Original Comedy Series "Somebody Somewhere," Starring and Executive Produced by Bridget Everett, Debuts January 16
The series follows Sam (played by Everett), a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggling to fit the hometown mold.

[12/01/21 - 08:39 AM]
Peacock's Reimagined Drama "Queer as Folk" Rounds Out Casting with Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr. and More as Recurring Guest Stars
Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt and Benito Skinner are also on tap.

[12/01/21 - 08:00 AM]
Embark on Magical Adventures with Adorable Baby Bear Brothers in Original New Series, "We Baby Bears," Premiering Saturday, Jan. 1 on Cartoon Network
A spin-off of the hit Cartoon Network series, "We Bare Bears," "We Baby Bears" follows Grizz (Connor Andrade), Panda (Amari McCoy), and Ice Bear (Max Mitchell) - as their younger baby selves - traveling in a magical box to fantastic new worlds searching for a place to call home.

[12/01/21 - 07:27 AM]
discovery+ Announces Key Participants Featured in Upcoming Expose of the Hillsong Church Controversy, "Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed"
The series will also examine how the star-studded Hillsong was able to grow into a global brand that attracted high-profile celebrity attendees, unearth the truth behind headlines of recent scandals and shine a light on the fine line between culture, corporation and cult.

[12/01/21 - 07:13 AM]
Cozy Family Series, "The Larkins," Premieres December 13 on Acorn TV
Set in the late 1950s, this exciting new adaptation of H.E. Bates' classic novel "The Darling Buds of May" follows the golden-hearted wheeler dealer Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh) and his wife Ma (Joanna Scanlan) as they bask in their idyllic and beautiful patch of paradise in Kent.

[12/01/21 - 07:00 AM]
"Michael Buble's Christmas in the City" Brings Holiday Cheer to NBC on Dec. 6 with Music, Comedy and More
Joining Bublé on stage for special performances and comedy sketches are Leon Bridges, Camila Cabello, Jimmy Fallon, Kermit the Frog and Hannah Waddingham.