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[08/18/21 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 18
Updates include: Tim Robbins signs onto "Wool" at Apple TV+; Warner Bros. Television preps for "Manifest" revival at Netflix; and Roku confirms new episodes of "Reno 911!" are on tap.

[08/18/21 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Renews "MasterChef" for a 12th Season, With Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Bastianich
"Obviously, Gordon is a good friend and, given the recent launch of Studio Ramsay Global, an important part of FOX's programming and growth strategy," said Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment.

[08/18/21 - 12:24 PM]
"Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem" First-Look Photos - The Original Limited-Series Begins Streaming Monday, September 6 on Peacock
New episodes will be available daily culminating with the limited-series finale on Friday, September 10.

[08/18/21 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Max Renews Reality Dating Series "FBoy Island" for a Second Season
"FBoy Island" had the biggest launch for a Max Original reality series since the platform launched last year, with viewership growth week over week.

[08/18/21 - 11:50 AM]
National Geographic and Westbrook Studios Announce Five-Year, First-Look Unscripted Deal to Create Adventure, Exploration, Travel and Science Content
Hailing from Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root's Nutopia alongside Westbrook Studios, "Welcome to Earth" with Will Smith is slated to premiere on Disney+ later this year.

[08/18/21 - 11:43 AM]
Disney Branded Television Developing Original Movie "From the Desk of Zoe Washington," Based on the Critically Acclaimed Book
Multiple award-winning actress Kerry Washington and Academy Award(R)-nominated Pilar Savone, both of Simpson Street Productions, and Effie T. Brown of Gamechanger Films are set to executive produce.

[08/18/21 - 11:30 AM]
HBO Releases First Official Images from "Landscapers"
Inspired by real events, the limited series tells a unique love story involving a seemingly ordinary British couple who become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when two dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.

[08/18/21 - 11:03 AM]
Team Spidey Will Spin More Webs on Disney Junior - "Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends" Ordered for a Second Season After Impressive Debut
The first seven episodes will be available Wednesday, September 22, on Disney+, and new episodes will continue to roll out Fridays on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. EDT/PDT) and Disney Junior (12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EDT/PDT).

[08/18/21 - 11:02 AM]
Disney Sets New Overall Deal with Emmy(R) Award-Nominated Writer and Producer Travis Braun
Additionally, "Pupstruction," a new series from Braun for the preschool audience, has been given a greenlight for Disney Junior, and a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) is also in development.

[08/18/21 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Branded Television Announces All-New Kids Programming Content for Fall and Winter 2021 at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour
The new animated series "The Ghost and Molly McGee," exploring the unlikely friendship between an eternally optimistic girl and a grumpy ghost, will premiere Friday, October 1.

[08/18/21 - 10:59 AM]
Three-Part HBO Documentary Series "Nuclear Family" Debuts September 26
The project follows filmmaker Ry Russo-Young as she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family.

[08/18/21 - 10:41 AM]
Disney+ Goes "On the Edge with Alex Honnold" with New Original Series from National Geographic
Honnold, subject of white-knuckled Oscar(R)-winning documentary, "Free Solo" (now available on Disney+), has always dreamt of exploring Greenland and summiting its most challenging and remote peaks.

[08/18/21 - 10:04 AM]
National Geographic Greenlights Three Unscripted Adventure Series, Ushering in a New Wave of Storytellers Sharing Incredible Tales of Exploration
"Life Below Zero: First Alaskans," "The 7 Toughest Days on Earth" and "Appetite for Adventure" are all on tap at the network.

[08/18/21 - 10:03 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Gives Thanks "Fur" Its Stable of Veterinarians with Super-Sized Serving of "Vetsgiving" Beginning Nov. 22
And after a filling meal on Thanksgiving evening, settle in for a sneak peek of the new series, "Pop Goes the Vet with Dr. Joya," complete with a special serving of pus, gunk and goo.

[08/18/21 - 10:02 AM]
National Geographic Expands Scope of Second Field Ready Class to Include Science, Adventure and Exploration in Addition to Natural History
Last year, the Field Ready Program made the successful pivot to a digital mentorship and will continue this six-month digital learning and mentorship program between 10 mentees (National Geographic Explorers) and 10 mentors (Nat Geo production partners).

[08/18/21 - 10:01 AM]
National Geographic Greenlights Third Season of Award-Winning Series, "Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller"
The news comes in advance of its 10-part second season, due on Wednesday, December 1.

[08/18/21 - 09:59 AM]
"School of Rock" Super-Fan Drew Barrymore to Host the "CBS Sunday Night Movie" Broadcast of the Blockbuster Comedy on Sept. 5
"I am so thrilled to be hosting a movie night on CBS again and, to make it even more fun, we will be watching one of my all-time favorite movies, 'School of Rock'! Grab your family, friends and some snacks and join me for a live watch party," said Barrymore.

[08/18/21 - 09:30 AM]
New Primetime Series "Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey's After Dark" Hosted by Sunny Anderson - Premiering Monday, September 27th at 10pm ET/PT
The four-episode series is hosted by Sunny Anderson, who challenges the brave and talented pastry artists to create the most mind-bending chocolate showpieces.

[08/18/21 - 08:14 AM]
Video: WE tv Drops Sneak Peek and Reveals the Cast for All-New Season of "Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition" Premiering Thursday, October 7 at 9PM
Four new hip hop couples face the music on a brand-new season, due next month.

[08/18/21 - 07:07 AM]
discovery+ Announces September Programming Slate
discovery+ will premiere new titles across categories, including the highly-anticipated "Curse of the Chippendales," which tells the untold story of the famous international dance troupe.

[08/18/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror" - Official Trailer - Netflix
This unflinching series documents the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from al-Qaida's roots in the 1980s to America's forceful response, both at home and abroad.

[08/18/21 - 07:01 AM]
"Bettor Days with Mike Greenberg" Season 2 Debuts Today Exclusively on ESPN+
The series uses in-depth interviews and dramatic, often comedic, reenactments to relive the wildest, saddest, funniest betting tales - and their unexpected repercussions.

[08/18/21 - 06:16 AM]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's Crackle Premieres Original Series "The Uncommon History of Very Common Things" on August 19
The series consists of 10 half-hour episodes, the first half of which will premiere on Thursday, August 19 while the second half will launch December 1.

[08/18/21 - 06:05 AM]
MTV Entertainment Studios Announces Latest Project with Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance's Bassett Vance Productions
"One Thousand Years of Slavery" is a four-part series for Smithsonian Channel that spotlights powerful stories of notable individuals courageously sharing their deeply personal Black experiences.

[08/17/21 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 17
Updates include: Janina Gavankar joins the cast of ABC's "Big Sky"; Eminem to make cameo in Starz's "BMF"; and James Keitel cast in Peacock's "Queer as Folk" reboot series.

[08/17/21 - 01:16 PM]
Welcome to the Wild World of Rescue Where the Gloves Come Off in "Bare Hands Rescue" Premiering Sun. August 22 at 10PM ET/PT on Animal Planet and discovery+
Owner of the Wildlife Command Center, Michael "Bare Hands" Beran spends his workdays rescuing and removing wildlife from people's homes and businesses with his bare hands because he believes it's easier on the animals.

[08/17/21 - 01:06 PM]
Tokyo Paralympics Feature Record Programming Across NBCUniversal, Beginning with Opening Ceremony on August 24 Live on NBCSN
Highlights include more than 200 hours of television coverage, the first-ever primetime hours on NBC, live coverage of the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony on NBCSN, and exclusive streaming coverage on NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock.

[08/17/21 - 12:37 PM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Highway to Heaven" Starring Jill Scott & Barry Watson to Premiere Saturday, November 6
A contemporary take on Michael Landon's iconic 80s television series, the new movie follows Angela Stewart (Jill Scott), an angel who is sent back to earth to help others in need.

[08/17/21 - 12:10 PM]
ESPN and ABC's Five-Game NBA Christmas Day Slate to Include Highly-Anticipated Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets Prime-Time Game
This marks ESPN and ABC's 20th consecutive season of NBA coverage, including Christmas Day.

[08/17/21 - 12:09 PM]
The History(R) Channel Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks with Seven Hours of New Documentary Programming
The cable channel remembers the events that took place and the heroism and historical impact that forever transformed a nation with seven hours of new, compelling documentary programming.

[08/17/21 - 12:07 PM]
The History(R) Channel to Premiere New Nonfiction Series "Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman" on Tuesday, November 9 at 10PM ET/PT
Produced by Freeman and producer Lori McCreary's production company, Revelations Entertainment, the eight one-hour episode series will reveal in detail history's greatest escapes from some of the most notorious prisons in the world.

[08/17/21 - 12:06 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights New Four-Part Miniseries Event "Flowers in the Attic: The Origin" Starring Jemima Rooper and Max Irons
Jemima Rooper, Max irons, Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin, Kate Mulgrew, Paul Wesley, Alana Boden, Hannah Dodd, T'Shan Williams and Callum Kerr will star in the prequel event.

[08/17/21 - 12:06 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere Documentary Event "Secrets of Playboy" Exploring the Dark Reality Underneath the Glossy Exterior of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Empire
Unravelling the glamourous mythology created by the brand over several decades, the series features archival footage and exclusive interviews with insiders from all facets of the Playboy world, many sharing their stories for the first time.

[08/17/21 - 12:04 PM]
Judy Reyes, Gloria Reuben, Fatima Molina and Camila Nunez Set to Star in New Original Movie "Torn from Her Arms" Debuting This Fall
Amidst the ongoing crisis at the U.S. border, the timely film depicts the harrowing true story of a mother and daughter who must find their way back to each other after being separated.

[08/17/21 - 11:01 AM]
CMT Taps Hip Hop Icon Nelly as First Rapper to Headline Critically-Acclaimed Music Series "CMT Crossroads"
The 60-minute special will feature new music from Heartland alongside high-energy performances of Nelly's biggest chart topping hits, including a few surprises celebrating the 20th anniversary of hit Country Grammar.

[08/17/21 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Limited Series "Scenes from a Marriage" Debuts September 12
This modern adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's classic Swedish series stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain and will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

[08/17/21 - 10:30 AM]
HBO Max Orders "Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake" (wt) to Series
Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the 10-episode series will explore their relationship and the mysterious land of Ooo.

[08/17/21 - 10:03 AM]
"You vs. Wild: Out Cold" Premieres September 14 Only on Netflix
Bear Grylls is back for another exciting interactive movie for the whole family.

[08/17/21 - 10:00 AM]
TBS Acquires Hit Comedy "Young Sheldon" in Deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
The series will make its debut on TBS on Monday, September 27 at 5:00pm ET/PT.

[08/17/21 - 09:29 AM]
HBO Renews "Painting with John" for a Second Season
Season one featured musician, actor, director and painter John Lurie ensconced at his worktable, honing his intricate watercolor techniques and sharing reflections on what he's learned about life.

[08/17/21 - 09:12 AM]
AMC Networks Announces Upcoming Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series and Specials This Fall
This fall, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC, AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, BBC America, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

[08/17/21 - 09:11 AM]
"Terror Lake Drive" Renewed for Season 2 at AMC Networks Streamer ALLBLK
Written and created by Jerry LaMothe and Kajuana S. Marie, the second season of the ALLBLK original series brings a new unsuspecting tenant to the mystifying lakeside apartment complex that terrorized a mother and her young son in Season 1.

[08/17/21 - 09:10 AM]
Shudder Dives Deep on Horror Film Icons, From Freddy and Jason to Chucky, Candyman and More, In New Original Docu-Series "Behind the Monsters"
Written and directed by Gabrielle Binkley and Anthony Uro and produced by Stage 3 Productions, "Behind the Monsters" debuts on Shudder on Tuesday, October 26 with episodes rolling out weekly.

[08/17/21 - 09:09 AM]
AMC Studios Opens Writers' Room for Development of New Genre-Defying Project "Demascus"
The half-hour series is executive produced by Mark Johnson's Gran Via Productions and created by accomplished writer and playwright, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm.

[08/17/21 - 09:08 AM]
AMC Studios Opens Writers' Room for Potential New Series "Invitation to a Bonfire"
From creator and executive producer Rachel Caris Love, the hour-long series is based on the novel of the same name by Adrienne Celt and inspired by the famed Nabokov marriage.

[08/17/21 - 09:07 AM]
AMC Studios to Open Writers' Room to Explore Potential Series Based on Anne Rice's "Lives of the Mayfair Witches" for AMC+ and AMC
This would be the second series in an expanding Anne Rice universe, following the recent greenlight of "Interview with the Vampire," which is slated for a 2022 premiere.

[08/17/21 - 09:00 AM]
"The Greatest #AtHome Videos," Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Returns for a Star-Studded Second Season, Friday, August 20 on CBS
Paula Abdul, Anthony Anderson, Max Greenfield, George Lopez, Daniela Ruah and J.B. Smoove are among the featured talent.

[08/17/21 - 08:00 AM]
TLC Introduces "Dr. Mercy" to Its All-Star Roster of Medical Transformation Shows
The all new series begins Wednesday, September 22 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC and will stream concurrently on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service.

[08/17/21 - 07:31 AM]
Video: "Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world's most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees.

[08/17/21 - 07:29 AM]
Grammy(R) Award-Winning Artist Lorde Joins "The Late Late Show with James Corden" for a Week-Long Residency When the Show Returns with New Episodes the Week of August 23 - 26
During her residency, Lorde will perform music off her new album, Solar Power, which will be released August 20.







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[12/08/21 - 12:45 PM]
What Goes in Must Come Out! New Discovery Series "This Came Out of Me" Takes Audiences Deep Inside Extreme and Unusual Medical Emergencies
The series is a behind-the-scenes look inside the world of emergency medicine, where draining a cyst in an unusual location or removing a workplace tool pierced through the hand is just another day at the office.

[12/08/21 - 11:59 AM]
"South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID" Is Coming to Paramount+ Thursday, Dec. 16
The first exclusive event, "South Park: Post COVID," debuted on the service on Thanksgiving Day and is now available to stream on Paramount+.

[12/08/21 - 11:27 AM]
70th Miss World Pageant Final to Air Live on Thursday, December 16 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
The live final on Reelz includes special guests YouTuber and social media personality Logan Paul, singer and actor Fernando Allende and singer Elan Allende with musical performances by Don Omar, Gente de Zona, Victor Manuel, Pedro Capo, Angel Velez and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.

[12/08/21 - 10:31 AM]
Video: "Twentysomethings: Austin" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In this coming-of-age reality series set in Austin, Texas, 20-somethings navigate love and friendship and start a new adventure: life.

[12/08/21 - 10:02 AM]
Apple TV+ Renews Global Hit Series "Invasion" for Season Two
The news arrives ahead of the epic finale episode of season one, which will premiere globally this Friday, December 10, on Apple TV+.

[12/08/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window" - Teaser - Netflix
Kristen Bell, Michael Ealy, Tom Riley, Mary Holland, Cameron Britton, Samsara Yett, Christina Anthony and Benjamin Levy Aguilar star in the series.

[12/08/21 - 09:00 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Series "Undercover Boss" Returns for Its 11th Season, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 on CBS!
The first four companies are College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving (Jan. 7), Fremont Street Experience (Jan. 14), The Vitamin Shoppe (Jan. 21) and Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard (Jan. 28).

[12/08/21 - 08:23 AM]
Bravo's Favorite Summer Crew Is Back When "Summer House" Returns on Monday, January 17 at 9PM ET/PT
Returning this summer are Lindsay Hubbard, Paige DeSorbo, Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Carl Radke, Danielle Olivera, Ciara Miller and Luke Gulbranson.

[12/08/21 - 08:03 AM]
AMC+ Sets January 20 Premiere Date for the Highly Anticipated New Series "La Fortuna" Starring Stanley Tucci and Clarke Peters
The international production from AMC and Movistar+ is the first television series from acclaimed film director and Academy Award-winner Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar.

[12/08/21 - 08:01 AM]
TLC Launches Two Brand New Series with David & Annie and Loren & Alexei As They Open the Doors to Their Growing Families in "After the 90 Days"
Each couple is expanding into another dimension and showing us the raw, real and exposed reality of growing a family, beginning Monday, January 10 at 9PM and 9:30PM ET/PT respectively.

[12/08/21 - 08:00 AM]
BET's Tyler Perry Programming Universe Expands with the Addition of the New "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Spin-Off "Tyler Perry's Zatima"
The 10-episode one-hour series follows popular characters Zac, played by Devale Ellis and Fatima, played Crystal Renee Hayslett, as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship.

[12/08/21 - 07:13 AM]
ALLBLK's "A La Carte" Dramedy Adds Kandi Burruss, Robinne Lee, Kelly Price and Dorien Wilson As Supporting Cast
Created by Breanna Hogan, the series follows Mahogany Rose (Pauline Dyer), an overachiever in her 20's who's had high moral standards her entire life...until now.

[12/08/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Dragons: The Nine Realms" - Trailer
Coming to Peacock on December 23: After 1300 years, the world has changed and a new legend begins. The future of dragons is here in the all-new animated series.

[12/08/21 - 07:00 AM]
discovery+ and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announce New Original Unscripted Series, "Like Mother, Like Daughter?"
The eight episode series will debut two, one-hour episodes on Saturday, January 8 and new episodes weekly on discovery+.

[12/08/21 - 07:00 AM]
Video: "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" - Official Trailer - January 14
The fourth installment of the franchise, "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" dives into the relationship between Dracula and his goofy, human son-in-law Johnny.