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[01/08/15 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 8
Updates include: Guillermo del Toro brings "A Killing on Carnival Row" to Amazon; syndicated game show "Celebrity Name Game" gets second season; and Emmanuelle Chriqui joins the cast of TNT's "Murder in the First."

[01/08/15 - 03:14 PM]
Queen Latifah Stars in HBO Films' "Bessie," The Story of Iconic Blues Singer Bessie Smith, Debuting This Spring
Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and Mo'Nique also star.

[01/08/15 - 03:13 PM]
Tig Notaro to Star in Her First HBO Comedy Special
"Tig Notaro is a 'comedian's comedian,' whose uniquely fearless and always funny voice has won acclaim from critics and fans alike," said Michael Lombardo.

[01/08/15 - 03:12 PM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the First Half of 2015
Andrew Jarecki, Alex Gibney and Brett Morgen are among the featured auspices.

[01/08/15 - 03:11 PM]
"CitizenFour," The Acclaimed, Award-Winning Documentary About Edward Snowden, To Debut Feb. 23 on HBO
Directed by Oscar(R) nominee Laura Poitras, the film is a real-life international thriller that unfolds by the minute.

[01/08/15 - 03:10 PM]
HBO Entertainment Documentary "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All," Commemorating The Iconic Singer's 100th Birthday, To Debut on HBO
The two-night, four-hour presentation will mark the 100th year since the iconic entertainer's birth.

[01/08/15 - 03:09 PM]
Cinemax Confirms Lineup of Original Series for 2015, Including Returning Shows "Banshee," "Strike Back" and "The Knick"
"Banshee" (January 9), "Strike Back" (summer) and "The Knick" (fall) are all on tap for new seasons.

[01/08/15 - 03:08 PM]
New Comedy Series "The Brink," Starring Jack Black, Tim Robbins and Pablo Schreiber, Debuts This Summer, Exclusively on HBO
Other series regulars include Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales and Geoff Pierson.

[01/08/15 - 03:07 PM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" for Its 14th and 15th Seasons
The 14th and 15th season of 35 editions each are scheduled for 2016 and 2017, respectively.

[01/08/15 - 03:06 PM]
"Game of Thrones," "Silicon Valley" and "Veep" Return for New Seasons on April 12
All three will air back-to-back on Sunday nights beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/08/15 - 02:30 PM]
FOX Beefs Up the Laughs with Sixth Season of Emmy Award-Winning "Bob's Burgers"
"This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on FOX," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman.

[01/08/15 - 02:22 PM]
Nickelodeon Boasts Top Kids Shows in Opening Week of 2015
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/08/15 - 02:01 PM]
MTV Shutters "Happyland" After One Season
The show's eight-episode run averaged just 374,000 viewers in its Tuesday, 11:00/10:00c slot, well short of lead-ins "Awkward" and "Faking It."

[01/08/15 - 12:42 PM]
Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson and Jean Smart to Star in Next Chapter of FX's Emmy and AFI Award Winning "Fargo" Miniseries Franchise
Plus: look for Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeffrey Donovan and Angus Sampson in recurring roles.

[01/08/15 - 12:08 PM]
FOX to Encore "Empire" Premiere This Monday, January 12
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Gotham" at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/08/15 - 12:07 PM]
TBS Opens 2015 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network Among Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/08/15 - 11:06 AM]
Rita Moreno Stars with Rachel Boston and Jesse Moss in "A Gift of Miracles" (Formerly "Small Miracles") a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere Feburary 15
A pragmatic PhD candidate must let go of her logic when she finds a list of items to give away written by the late mother she never knew.

[01/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Proudly Announces Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison Cast in "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" (wt) Based on New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen Mystery Series
The film will take viewers on a mouthwatering mystery that centers on Hannah Swensen, shop owner of the Cookie Jar where much of the town's gossip percolates along with the strong coffee.

[01/08/15 - 11:04 AM]
Explore the Mystery of True Love When "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (wt) Returns Spring 2015 from "Touched by an Angel" Executive Producer Martha Williamson
Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson are back for another installment in the franchise.

[01/08/15 - 11:03 AM]
Jon Voight Stars in "JL Ranch" (wt) a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Backdoor Pilot World Premiere Summer 2015
He'll play an old-fashioned, conservative cowboy, who owns a large ranch in a small Texas town.

[01/08/15 - 11:02 AM]
Candace Cameron Bure Stars and Executive Produces the Highly Anticipated Mother's Day Movie "Mom's Blind Date," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere May 9
She'll play a busy wife, super mom and professional matchmaker whose own marriage is on the brink - until she opens her eyes to an unconventional solution.

[01/08/15 - 11:01 AM]
Escape the Winter Blues with Travel Channel's "Beach Week" - A Multi-Platform Network Event with All-New Paradise-Themed Programming - Beginning Sunday, February 15
The network event is anchored by the premieres of two new nightly five-part specials: "101 Sand n' Surf Hotspots" and "SI: The Making of Swimsuit 2015."

[01/08/15 - 11:01 AM]
Showtime Picks Up New Season of "Inside Comedy"
Stephen Colbert, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston and Dan Aykroyd are among those to be featured in the new episodes.

[01/08/15 - 11:01 AM]
Jason Dohring, Bree Williamson and Frances Fisher Star in "Portrait of Love" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere March 14
Also starring in the film are Corbin Bernsen, Ella Thomas and Caitlin Carmichael.

[01/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
Lacey Chabert Stars with Brennan Elliott and Edward Asner in "All of My Heart" (wt) a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere February 14
Greyston Holt, Daniel Cudmore and Heather Doerksen co-star in the film.

[01/08/15 - 10:59 AM]
A Meteorologist Is Thrown in to a Whirlwind of Love When Katie Leclerc and Michael Rady Star in "Cloudy with a Chance of Love," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere February 8
Stacey Dash and Gregory Harrison also star in the network's latest Valentine's Day-themed original.

[01/08/15 - 10:58 AM]
Kellie Martin, Chad Willett, Jennifer Dale and Bruce Boxleitner Star in "So You Said Yes" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere February 7
The film is part of the network's "Countdown to Valentine's Day," a two week celebration featuring nearly 300 hours of fan-favorite romantic movies all leading up to February 14.

[01/08/15 - 10:57 AM]
Sweeping Romance and Thrilling Adventure Return in a Special Two-Hour Season 2 Premiere on April 4 of Hallmark Channel's Original Primetime Series "When Calls the Heart"
Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing and Jack Wagner co-star in the series, which will also featured new cast member Kristina Wagner.

[01/08/15 - 10:57 AM]
GSN's Emmy(R)-Nominated "The Chase" Returns for Season 4 on Tuesday, January 27 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
The new season will also be marked by two new celebrity episodes and special theme shows, including the season premiere, which features three former contestants who return for a second shot at defeating The Beast.

[01/08/15 - 10:56 AM]
Hallmark Channel Continues on a Winning Streak Following a Record-Breaking "Countdown to Christmas" Season
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/08/15 - 10:55 AM]
Video: Watch the Latest Promo for "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" - "The Nightly Show" Premieres January 19 at 11:30 p.m. after "The Daily Show"
"The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" will air weeknights after "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

[01/08/15 - 10:36 AM]
Nick Jonas and Prince Royce Set to Perform During "The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant"
Plus: Manny Pacquiao, Kristin Cavallari, William Levy, Lisa Vanderpump and Louise Roe are set as judges for this year's event.

[01/08/15 - 09:53 AM]
Discovery Education Unveils Ground-Breaking Math Techbook, The Latest Addition to Award-Winning Digital Textbook Series
Math Techbook transforms the way students and teachers experience math through engaging instructional strategies and real-world problems that motivate and excite students with diverse learning styles.

[01/08/15 - 09:52 AM]
Science Channel Dares to Ask "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?" This February
The cable channel's latest entry launches Saturday, February 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/08/15 - 09:51 AM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-The-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "Matt on the Run"
In each episode, the goal is to trek roughly 100 miles in the wild in just four days to conquer Mother Nature's challenges and capture her infinite beauty.

[01/08/15 - 09:50 AM]
American Heroes Channel Welcomes Legendary Journalist Tom Brokaw Back to the Network in New Special "The Men Who Changed the World"
In an all-new special, Brokaw takes viewers on a journey through his memorable and newsworthy interviews with some of the world's most revolutionary and visionary figures.

[01/08/15 - 09:49 AM]
American Heroes Channel Secures Exclusive North American Premiere of "Surrender," Documenting WWII's Final Battles and the First Steps Into a New World
Produced by Roche Productions and TF1 and distributed by Terranoa, the major international co-production will premiere in spring 2015 as a two-part special to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

[01/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
Destination America Rings in 2015 with Brand-New Knockout Premieres of "Impact Wrestling"
Bringing non-stop action and explosive entertainment to its millions of voracious fans, "Impact Wrestling" premieres on Destination America on Friday, January 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/08/15 - 09:47 AM]
Discovery Life Channel Explores Lives in Transition with Transgender Series "New Girls on the Block," Premiering April 2
The six-part series will premiere on Discovery Life Channel on Thursday, April 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/08/15 - 09:46 AM]
Showtime(R) Kicks Off the New Year with Some "Friends"
Highlights include Matthew Perry guest starring on two episodes of "Web Therapy" beginning Wednesday, January 14.

[01/08/15 - 09:46 AM]
Vanity Fair's Legendary Crime Dramas Come to Life on Investigation Discovery's New Series "Vanity Fair Confidential
The newcomer launches Monday, January 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[01/08/15 - 09:45 AM]
Honoring the Courage of Law Enforcement, Investigation Discovery Greenlights "In the Line of Fire" from Atlas Media
The special brings viewers into the heat of the moment to experience the stunning split-second decisions that changed the course of events and tells, first-hand, the emotional stories of survival from the police officers themselves.

[01/08/15 - 09:44 AM]
Investigation Discovery Welcomes Emmy Award Winning Journalist Chris Hansen to Network in New Series
Produced for ID by ITN Productions, "Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen" will premiere on ID in 3Q 2015.

[01/08/15 - 08:46 AM]
"Law & Order: SVU" Jumps by 21% Versus Its Previous Episode in 18-49 and by 13% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 7.

[01/08/15 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Opens as FOX's Biggest Drama Launch in Three Years
The newcomer also leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/08/15 - 08:27 AM]
"The Goldbergs" Scores the Series' 2nd-Best-Ever Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 7.

[01/08/15 - 08:13 AM]
Bravo Media Releases National Study Exploring If the Risk Is Worth the Reward to Date a Best Friend
The survey coincides with the launch of Bravo's new social experiment docu-series, "Friends To Lovers?" premiering on Monday, January 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/08/15 - 07:56 AM]
"48 Hours: Live to Tell: Sole Survivor" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Program with Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, January 3.

[01/08/15 - 07:26 AM]
ESPN Rings in 2015 with its Most-Viewed Week Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for the week of December 29-January 4.

[01/07/15 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 7
Updates include: Matt Bomer to play Montgomery Clift for HBO; Ivana Baquero cast in MTV's "Shannara"; and Peter Tolan, George Clooney and Bennett Miller team for "The Studio" at Showtime.







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[10/18/19 - 12:02 PM]
Emmy Award-Nominated "Making It" Hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Return to NBC Dec. 2 with a Craftworthy and Comedy-Filled New Season
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[10/18/19 - 12:00 PM]
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[10/18/19 - 10:30 AM]
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[10/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
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[10/18/19 - 09:59 AM]
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[10/18/19 - 09:11 AM]
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[10/18/19 - 08:59 AM]
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[10/18/19 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Thursday Night Football" Cruise to Victory
The network dominates the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/18/19 - 03:16 AM]
Video: "We Are The Wave" - Official Trailer - Netflix
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[10/18/19 - 02:41 AM]
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[10/17/19 - 08:42 PM]
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[10/17/19 - 11:07 AM]
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[10/17/19 - 10:41 AM]
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[10/17/19 - 10:31 AM]
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[10/17/19 - 10:27 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Expands Epic in Color Programming
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