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[10/19/15 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 19
Updates include: Netflix eyes limited series revival of "Gilmore Girls"; NBC trims orders for "Hot & Bothered," "Superstore"; and ABC Family extends "Baby Daddy" by 10 additional episodes.

[10/19/15 - 02:04 PM]
Lock Your Doors and Turn Off the Lights - Because This Halloween, Nat Geo WILD's Freakend Will Give You a Fright!
Get your freak on starting Saturday, October 31, at 12 p.m. ET with two full days of bloodthirsty bats, slithering snakes and mutant monsters in a spooktacular marathon of "World's Weirdest."

[10/19/15 - 01:13 PM]
With Live + 7 Day Lift, Nine CBS Series Add More Than 3 Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/19/15 - 12:16 PM]
"The Squeeze" to Premiere on Golf Channel Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8 P.M. ET
The movie is based on a true story and was written and directed by Terry Jastrow, who produced or directed coverage of 62 major championships (U.S. Open, Open Championship, PGA Championship), and was a seven-time Emmy winner over the course of his 22-year career.

[10/19/15 - 12:14 PM]
Video: Seeso, The Newly-Unveiled Streaming Comedy Channel, Releases First Teaser Vignette
Set to debut in January 2016, the ad-free subscription service will be available at www.seeso.com and on streaming platforms, connected devices and other distribution partners for $3.99 per month.

[10/19/15 - 11:17 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Claims Most of the Week's Top 10 Gainers for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/19/15 - 11:08 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Returns to Its Roots in California with a Two-Night Season Premiere Event on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3
The series will air regularly Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

[10/19/15 - 10:47 AM]
"Happy Holderween" from the Holderness Family... Airing Exclusively on UP Friday, October 23 at 9 P.M. EST
The UP original special follows Penn and Kim Holderness, and kids Lola (8) and Penn Charles (5), as the family plans an all-out monster mash bash before their big move to a new home.

[10/19/15 - 10:24 AM]
PBS' Winter/Spring Season Features Endings, Beginnings and Awaited Returns
Highlights include the final season of "Downton Abbey," a "Sherlock" special, the return of "Grantchester" and the premiere of Civil War drama "Mercy Street."

[10/19/15 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Eight of "Ink Master" - New Season of 16 Episodes Slated for Summer 2016
Season seven of "Ink Master" debuts next spring and will feature returning show favorite contestants.

[10/19/15 - 10:01 AM]
E!'s Hit Drama Series "The Royals" Returns for an Even More Sexy, Soapy and Scandalous Season Two
Additionally, Dame Joan Collins guest stars in four episodes as the Grand Duchess of Oxford.

[10/19/15 - 09:50 AM]
Electus Partners with Psychic Medium John Edward for New Series "One Last Time with John Edward"
"One Last Time with John Edward" will push the boundaries of the afterlife and redefine the paranormal genre using new and exciting technology.

[10/19/15 - 09:32 AM]
History Premieres Season Three of "The Curse of Oak Island" Tuesday, November 10 at 9pm ET/PT
Additionally, a one-hour studio talk show, "The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down," will air immediately before the premiere at 8PM ET/PT.

[10/19/15 - 09:06 AM]
Origin Story of First-Ever Female Firefly Ignites on "Gotham" Tonight and Next Monday, October 26 on FOX
In the episodes, Bridgit Pike (Michelle Veintimilla) is enslaved by her brothers, a notorious gang of arsonists, and forced into the family business.

[10/19/15 - 08:52 AM]
HGTV's Property Brothers and Cousins Go Face-to-Face on the "Family Feud" Stage
The special episode of the hit syndicated game show is set to air Thursday, November 19.

[10/19/15 - 08:39 AM]
New York Comedy Festival Announces Nathan Fielder, Roy Wood Jr., Big Jay Oakerson Join "Comedy Central Live in Brooklyn" Line-Up
The first-ever Comedy Central Live show in Brooklyn is presented by NYCF and will feature stand-up from Hannibal Buress and performances by Nathan Fielder, Natasha Leggero, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as Oh, Hello, Jeff Ross, Roy Wood Jr. and hosted by Big Jay Oakerson.

[10/19/15 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's Sunday Dramas Hold Strong Against NFL-Fueled Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 11.

[10/19/15 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Sunday Night Football"
The Patriots-Colts game is up 7% from the year-ago numbers on the Peacock.

[10/19/15 - 08:12 AM]
Patriots-Colts "Sunday Night Football" Telecast Is the Top-Rated Primetime NFL Game Versus a MLB League Championship Game in 18 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 18.

[10/19/15 - 07:02 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Scores Highest NFL Rating in Week 6
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 18.

[10/19/15 - 06:39 AM]
ION Television Invites Viewers to "Share the Joy" with Five All-New Holiday Movies
The new lineup, which includes "A Prince for Christmas," "Merry Kissmas," "How Sarah Got Her Wings," "A Christmas Truce" and "A Christmas Reunion," kicks off Sunday, November 29.

[10/19/15 - 06:17 AM]
"Countdown to the CMA Awards: Country's Greatest Crossover Hits with Robin Roberts" Airs Monday, November 2 at 10 PM ET on ABC
With help from some of country music's biggest stars and industry insiders, Robin Roberts and ABC count down the top 15 country chart-bending, crossover hits, just in time for the 49th Annual CMA Awards.

[10/19/15 - 03:02 AM]
Reelz Announces New Programming for November 2015 Lineup
New series include "Demons in the City of Angels" and "Dr. Feelgood."

[10/18/15 - 12:11 PM]
"Empire" Adds 2.7 Rating Points and 5.5 Million Viewers After 7 Days
FOX further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/18/15 - 09:41 AM]
Alex Rodriguez Joins FOX Sports As Guest Analyst For ALCS and World Series
As a guest postseason analyst, Rodriguez provides insight and commentary for FOX Sports' pregame and postgame coverage.

[10/18/15 - 09:22 AM]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer to Debut Tomorrow During Halftime on ESPN's "Monday Night Football"
Following the trailer launch, tickets to the highly anticipated cinematic event will be on sale everywhere movie tickets are sold.

[10/18/15 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins the College Football Race
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/18/15 - 08:29 AM]
"SNL" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating in the Local People Meters Since January
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 17.

[10/17/15 - 12:32 PM]
2015 ALCS Game 1 Is Highest-Rated LCS Telecast Since 2013
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Friday, October 16.

[10/17/15 - 08:49 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ALCS Opens on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49.

[10/17/15 - 08:40 AM]
ABC Claims Friday's Top Series, "Dr. Ken" Dominates NBC's "Truth Be Told" Debut and "20/20" Is Up at 10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 16.

[10/17/15 - 08:34 AM]
"Blindspot" Grows by 55% in 18-49 Rating Going from Live + Same Day to Live + 3 Day Ratings
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 12.

[10/17/15 - 08:33 AM]
"Undateable" Grows 13% vs. Last Week's Season Premiere in 18-49, 27% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 16.

[10/16/15 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 16
Updates include: Adam Milch brings "Summer People" to FOX; Nick Weiss sets "Hot Sauce" at CBS; and Meredith Averill to explore "Centralia" at NBC.

[10/16/15 - 03:31 PM]
Love Is in the Air for TLC's "90 Day Fiance" with the Season Three Premiere Averaging 1.4M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 11.

[10/16/15 - 12:45 PM]
Syfy Cancels "Defiance" After Three Seasons
"I got to collaborate with a group of stunning artists operating at the top of their game, and together we built a world," said Kevin Murphy. "Because of that, there is no room for anything other than joy in my heart."

[10/16/15 - 12:24 PM]
Oscar(R) Winner Melissa Leo and Sebastian Stan Set to Star in "I'm Dying Up Here" on Showtime(R)
Clark Duke also stars in the project, alongside the previously cast Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, R.J. Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino.

[10/16/15 - 12:04 PM]
"Getting On," An Offbeat, Comedic Look at the Dysfunctional Staff of a Beleaguered Hospital, Begins Its Third and Final Season Nov. 8, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars on the third season include Rhea Perlman, Frances Conroy, Grant Bowler, Rita Moreno, Kristen Johnston and Jonathan Silverman.

[10/16/15 - 12:01 PM]
Class Is Now in Session with "The Big Bang Theory's" Scholarship Endowment at UCLA
The scholarship was established to support undergraduate students in need of financial aid who are pursuing their higher education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at UCLA.

[10/16/15 - 11:59 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Airs December 3 on the ABC Television Network
The special is a celebration of the season featuring some of the top stars in music performing holiday songs and getting into the Christmas spirit.

[10/16/15 - 11:59 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E's Crime Drama "Unforgettable" Starring Poppy Montgomery Now Premiering November 27
The new season will now roll out two weeks later than previously announced.

[10/16/15 - 11:33 AM]
Video: See Baby Spice, Emma Bunton, Rock Out in "The Rocky Horror Show" on BBC America Midnight Saturday, October 17
The brand new two-hour gala performance from the stage of London's Playhouse Theatre, stars original show creator, Richard O'Brien as "The Narrator."

[10/16/15 - 11:30 AM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Join Lifetime to Celebrate Women Veterans and Caregivers in Special, "Women of Honor," Premiering November 9
The one-hour Veterans Day tribute premieres Monday, November 9 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/16/15 - 11:29 AM]
For the Third Consecutive Week of the Season, More Viewers Watch Portions of CBS News Broadcasts Than News Programs on Any Other Broadcast Network
CBS News spins the numbers for the week of October 5-11.

[10/16/15 - 10:31 AM]
"Garbage Time with Katie Nolan" Sets Viewership Record
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 14.

[10/16/15 - 10:30 AM]
Disney Channel Orders Comedy Series "Bizaardvark"
Paige and Frankie are quirky 13-year-old best friends who write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, Bizaardvark.

[10/16/15 - 10:19 AM]
With L+3 Added, "NCIS" Moves Ahead of "Sunday Night Football" as the Week's #1 Program
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of October 5-11.

[10/16/15 - 10:18 AM]
Global Celebrates "Rookie Blue" as the Hit Series Comes to An End After Six Seasons
"After six seasons the series reached a natural conclusion and this season's finale was the perfect wrap up for both our rookies and for fans," said Christine Shipton.

[10/16/15 - 10:09 AM]
Video: Sneak Peek! Spike's "Sweat Inc." with Jillian Michaels Premieres Tuesday, October 20 at 10/9c
"Sweat Inc." is co-judged by fitness industry experts Randy Hetrick (Founder of TRX) and Obi Obadike (Celebrity Fitness Expert).

[10/16/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Orders Full Season of Hit Drama "Rosewood"
In Nielsen's most current ratings, "Rosewood" is averaging a 2.2/8 among Adults 18-49 and 7.3 million viewers this fall.







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[10/17/19 - 11:07 AM]
ABC News, in Partnership with ITN Productions and ITV News, Presents Special Prime-Time Documentary "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," Airing Wednesday, Oct. 23
The world's most talked-about couple - the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - speak exclusively with ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby and candidly address the pressures and challenges they face as a young family living in the glare of the world's media.

[10/17/19 - 10:41 AM]
HBO Max to Premiere Melissa McCarthy Comedy Film "Superintelligence"
Bobby Cannavale, Brian Tyree Henry, Jean Smart and James Corden also star in the film.

[10/17/19 - 10:09 AM]
New HBO Drama Series "The Outsider" Debuts January 12, 2020, Exclusively on HBO
Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name, the drama series explores the investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case.

[10/17/19 - 10:00 AM]
Greg Kinnear Joins CBS All Access' "The Stand" as Glen Bateman
Kinnear joins previously announced cast members James Marsden, Amber Heard, Heather Graham, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke, Eion Bailey, Katherine McNamara, Hamish Linklater, Alexander SkarsgÄrd and Whoopi Goldberg.

[10/17/19 - 09:33 AM]
CBS Announces Contract Extension with Stephen Colbert
Colbert, who was originally signed through August 2020, will now be locked in through August 2023.

[10/17/19 - 09:31 AM]
HBO Max Acquires US Streaming Rights to Studio Ghibli Films
Available at launch of the service will be the Academy Award(R)-winning Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and more.

[10/17/19 - 09:06 AM]
Award-Winning "The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!" to Debut on Nickelodeon December 2019
The live television production will capture all-new depths of theatrical innovation where the power of optimism really can save the world.

[10/17/19 - 08:31 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces New Docu-Series "SuperVillain" Profiling Tekashi 6ix9ine
The three-part series will trace how a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez exploded into Tekashi 6ix9ine, the tattooed face of Gen Z and hip hop's prince of trolls, boasting 2.6 billion streams and 15 hits on the Billboard charts.

[10/17/19 - 08:17 AM]
Video: YouTube Debuts Official Trailer for All-New "Mind Field" Special That Explores the Science of Fear
Michael Stevens asks where fear comes from and uncovers why fear is such a fundamental and important part of being human.

[10/17/19 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Crossover Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in total viewers, shares the adults 18-49 crown with FOX.

[10/17/19 - 07:01 AM]
Quibi Teams Up with E! and Rotten Tomatoes to Create Two Daily Entertainment Shows
As part of the new agreement, two daily shows will be developed and produced in collaboration with the NBCUniversal Digital Lab for Quibi's curated news and information programming, Daily Essentials.

[10/16/19 - 03:41 PM]
Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray, Lolita Davidovich, Grant Show and Drew Seeley Star in "Write Before Christmas," A New, Original Movie Premiering November 17, on Hallmark Channel
When Jessica (DeVitto) is dumped by her boyfriend right before Christmas, she sends the five cards meant for him to five people who changed her life and somehow sets off a chain reaction of love.

[10/16/19 - 03:40 PM]
HBO Max Bolsters Premium Original Drama Team
"The premium drama bar is set high, and I have no doubt this talented team will deliver and be great creative partners to great creators," said Kevin Reilly.

[10/16/19 - 03:40 PM]
Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf Discover Love at the Holidays in "A Christmas Love Story," A Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation Premiering December 7, on Hallmark Channel
Youth choir director Katherine Clark (Chenoweth) is preparing her students for their annual Christmas Eve show and discovers a new teen volunteer, Danny (Kevin Quinn), has an incredible voice.

[10/16/19 - 01:43 PM]
Video: Check Out the Official Trailer for Hulu Original Comedy Series "Dollface"
Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky star in the project, due on Friday, November 15.