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[12/16/15 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 16
Updates include: NBC pushes "Grimm" return back to January 29; Vin Diesel's One Race Television inks first-look deal with Universal Television; and Laura Solon to "Kill Jill" for ABC.

[12/16/15 - 05:46 PM]
Niecy Nash, Olivia Culpo, Emmitt Smith and Perez Hilton Tapped as Judges for "2015 Miss Universe," Live Sunday, Dec. 20 on FOX
As previously announced, the show will be hosted by Steve Harvey, with live reporting from Roselyn Sanchez.

[12/16/15 - 03:32 PM]
"Friday Night Tykes" Returns to Esquire Network on January 19 at 9PM ET/PT
The series that sparked a national debate will continue the conversation with 10 episodes ordered following one of the most competitive youth football leagues in America.

[12/16/15 - 01:55 PM]
Vin Diesel Signs First-Look Producing Deal with Universal Television
One Race, founded in 1995 by writer, director, producer and actor Diesel, has produced the four highest-grossing films in the seven film "Fast" franchise - "Furious 7," "Fast and Furious 6," "Fast Five" as well as "Fast & Furious."

[12/16/15 - 12:34 PM]
Syfy's 21st Annual "The Twilight Zone" Marathon Will Air All 156 Episodes Chronologically and in HD December 30 Through January 3
The 87-hour marathon will begin Wednesday, December 30 at 7PM (ET/PT), concluding Sunday, January 3 at 12PM.

[12/16/15 - 12:19 PM]
UP's Hit Original Reality Series "Bringing Up Bates" Returns with Bigger Family, Bigger Fun and the Big Day
Look for the first of 13 new episodes on Thursday, January 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/16/15 - 12:00 PM]
Total Number of Scripted Series in a Year of "Peak TV" Sets New High with 409 Scripted Drama, Comedy and Limited Series Across Broadcast Networks, Basic And Pay Cable Nets, and OTT Services
According to Julie Piepenkotter, Executive Vice President of Research for FX Networks, the combined total of scripted series on broadcast networks, basic and pay cable networks, and OTT services was 409.

[12/16/15 - 12:00 PM]
Puff Daddy and the Family and "Empire's" Timbaland, Yazz and Jussie Smollett to Ring in the New Year on "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" Live Thursday, December, 31, On FOX
This year's event will be co-hosted by Terry Crews and Wendy Williams.

[12/16/15 - 10:31 AM]
Top Ninja Warriors Set for Battle in NBC's Annual Three-Hour Special "USA Vs. the World" Airing Sunday, Jan. 31 (8-11 PM ET/PT)
Three separate teams from America, Europe and Japan will compete in Las Vegas on the first three stages of Mt. Midoriyama, the famed four-stage finals course featured in "American Ninja Warrior."

[12/16/15 - 10:17 AM]
AXS TV Acquires David Hasselhoff UK Mockumentary Series "Hoff the Record"
The six-episode series stars international superstar, "The Hoff" (aka David Hasselhoff) playing a fictionalized version of himself who moves across the pond to get his career back on track.

[12/16/15 - 10:12 AM]
"Bad Girls Club: Twisted Sisters" Premieres Tuesday March 15 at 8PM ET/PT on Oxygen
Life coach Laura Baron will work with the sisters in hopes to tame their tempers and strive to strengthen their bond with one another.

[12/16/15 - 10:04 AM]
Khloe Kardashian Helps Empower the Brokenhearted to Get the Ultimate Payback in New E! Series "Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian"
In each of the six one-hour episodes, two heartbroken individuals will get the opportunity to recreate themselves with the help of a team of Hollywood's most elite trainers, stylists and glam squads assembled by Khloe Kardashian.

[12/16/15 - 10:03 AM]
All-New Season of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" to Premiere Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on OWN
Dick Van Dyke, Chaz Bono, Sugar Ray Leonard, Naomi Judd, Penn & Teller, Diahann Carroll and Mackenzie Phillips are among the featured personalities.

[12/16/15 - 09:43 AM]
FOX Sports to Live Stream New Show Simultaneously on Facebook, Periscope, YouTube, and FOX Sports GO
Believed to be the first-of-its-kind "quadcast," the program, entitled "Outkick the Show," is hosted by FOX Sports College Football Insider Clay Travis and is live streamed Monday-Friday at 12:00 PM ET.

[12/16/15 - 08:56 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top
The Peacock's ninth edition wraps as the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[12/16/15 - 08:36 AM]
FS1 Builds Holiday Mega-Marathons with Everything from the Tee Box to the Race Track to the Octagon
FS1 opens its 2015 holiday marathon lineup with 14 consecutive hours of U.S. Open-themed programming, beginning Thursday, December 24 (9:00 AM ET).

[12/16/15 - 07:01 AM]
Episodes 1-4 of "The Expanse" Available Now on Syfy.com and On Demand
The move makes the series' third and fourth episodes available in advance of their Syfy linear premieres on December 22 and 29.

[12/16/15 - 06:30 AM]
LL Cool J Returns to Host "The 58th Annual Grammy Awards(R)"
"The performances and moments that take place on the Grammy stage are awesome in so many ways for the audience and artists alike," said LL Cool J.

[12/15/15 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 15
Updates include: TNT cancels "Agent X," "Legends" and "Public Morals"; Kelsey Grammer, Rosemarie DeWitt cast in Amazon's "The Last Tycoon"; and NBC's "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris," IFC's "Benders" also get the axe.

[12/15/15 - 07:13 PM]
Video: President Frank Underwood Has a Special Announcement
The fourth season of "House of Cards" premieres Friday, March 4, 2016 on Netflix.

[12/15/15 - 02:53 PM]
TNT Renews "The Librarians," "Major Crimes" and "Murder in the First"
All three series will return in 2016 to the cable channel.

[12/15/15 - 12:29 PM]
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Host NBC's "A Toast to 2015!"
Produced by "Dateline NBC," the two-hour primetime special airs Thursday, December 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/15/15 - 11:02 AM]
NBC's "Golden Globe Arrivals Special" Kicks Off Hollywood's Biggest Night on Sunday, Jan. 10 (4-5 P.M. PT/7-8 P.M. ET)
The "Today" show's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will host the pre-show, featuring interviews with the biggest stars from television and film, and revealing the eagerly awaited red carpet fashions worn on Hollywood's biggest night.

[12/15/15 - 11:01 AM]
Acclaimed Actor and Filmmaker Tyler Perry to Host and Narrate "The Passion," A Musical Event Airing Live from New Orleans Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016, On FOX
The two-hour musical event tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on earth.

[12/15/15 - 10:03 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Original Animated Comedy "Bunsen is a Beast!" Created by Animation Veteran Butch Hartman
Nick also picked up seven additional episodes for season 10 of the Emmy Award-winning "The Fairly OddParents," which will return Friday, January 15.

[12/15/15 - 09:54 AM]
Video: "Portlandia" Goes BIG This Season - Returns to IFC on January 21 at 10pm ET/PT
For a quick-fix, check out the season six trailer, where you'll get a peek at what's coming up next for Dave and Kath, Peter and Nance, and all our other favorite characters.

[12/15/15 - 09:08 AM]
Showtime(R) Greenlights Trailblazing New Political Documentary Series "The Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show on Earth"
The real-time documentary series will pull back the curtain on the 2016 presidential race, revealing the intense, irreverent, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines of what promises to be one of the most fascinating and consequential elections in modern history.

[12/15/15 - 09:07 AM]
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley to Co-Host the "51st Academy of Country Music Awards(R)," Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3, 2016 on the CBS Television Network
This morning, Bryan and Bentley shared the news on their social media via a video announcement.

[12/15/15 - 09:04 AM]
Video: "Lip Sync Battle" Sneak Peek - Season Two
The star-studded second season of "Lip Sync Battle" kicks off on Thursday, January 7 with a special one-hour episode with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

[12/15/15 - 09:02 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Surges with "Adele Live in New York City"
The special helps drive "The Voice" up more than 14% from last week among adults 18-49.

[12/15/15 - 08:51 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes Top 10 for the Fourth Time in Six Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, December 13.

[12/15/15 - 08:45 AM]
Week 16 (December 27) Flex Scheduling: New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings Game Moves to NBC's "Sunday Night Football"
The Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens game then moves to CBS at 1:00 PM ET.

[12/15/15 - 08:26 AM]
Electus International and RCTV to Sell "Jane the Virgin" Format Around the World
Electus International brought the series to market earlier this year, and will handle all format sales with the exception of Latin America, which will be handled by RCTV.

[12/15/15 - 08:15 AM]
Hulu's "East Los High" Season 4 Renewal
"East Los High" is Hulu's first Original to announce a fourth season.

[12/15/15 - 08:10 AM]
Ten Talented Contestants Selected for New Season of "Ellen's Design Challenge"
Viewers will get their first look at the 10 talented season two competitors during the one-hour special "Ellen's Design Challenge: Meet the Cast."

[12/15/15 - 08:06 AM]
AHC Presents the Real-Life Gangs of New York and Other Famous Rivalries in All-New Series, "Blood Feuds"
Premiering Wednesday, January 6, the series features six action-packed stories chock-full of simmering tensions, brutal struggles and bitter hatred - from racist street gangs battling for territory to former friends turned mortal enemies.

[12/15/15 - 07:36 AM]
New Series "Street Outlaws: New Orleans" Brings Big Racing and Big Money to the Big Easy
The new series, which premieres Monday, February 22, follows a motley crew of street racers in The Big Easy as they band together to prove they are the nation's fastest.

[12/15/15 - 07:06 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Shares Her How-To's for Casual Get-Togethers and Home Parties in New Series "Giada Entertains"
The six-episode series features themes from cocktail parties and game day food to celebrations for the whole family.

[12/15/15 - 06:01 AM]
Alessia Cara, DNCE, Nick Jonas and More to Perform During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
The full evening will include over 38 performances and 5-and-a-half hours of music.

[12/14/15 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 14
Updates include: Kiefer Sutherland is the "Designated Survivor" for ABC; Javier Grillo-Marxuach to pen NBC's "Xena: Warrior Princess" reboot; and MTV gives series orders to three projects.

[12/14/15 - 01:29 PM]
Video: "The 100" Season 3 Extended Trailer
Check out the latest tease for the new season, premiering January 21 on The CW.

[12/14/15 - 01:13 PM]
WGN America Unveils March 9 Premiere Date and First Trailers for "Underground"
The network also revealed the first two trailers in support of the escape thriller, a series that takes viewers on a pulse-pounding journey with revolutionaries of the Underground Railroad.

[12/14/15 - 12:49 PM]
David Bromstad Tours Big Ticket Homes with Lottery Winners in HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home"
During the series, premiering Friday, January 8, host David Bromstad will take overnight millionaires on the ultimate search for their new home.

[12/14/15 - 12:34 PM]
Richard Rankin Cast as Roger Wakefield in Season Two of Starz and Sony Pictures Television's "Outlander"
Season two is currently filming on location in Scotland and will return Spring 2016.

[12/14/15 - 12:18 PM]
"Billboard Women in Music 2015" Premieres December 18 on Lifetime
The two-hour special hosted by Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall, features performances by Lady Gaga, Brittany Howard, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Tori Kelly, and Kelsea Ballerini.

[12/14/15 - 11:03 AM]
Science Channel Celebrates The Force Awakens with Special Night of Star Wars Themed Programming on Dec. 16
Look for two MythBusters "Star Wars" themed episodes featuring the MythBusters duo of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.

[12/14/15 - 11:01 AM]
Joel McHale Serves Up Final Episode of E!'s Long-Running Comedy Series "The Soup" This Friday
As McHale signs off and fans say good-bye to the most infamous green screen in TV history, some of the most memorable celebrity guests will stop by to join in the celebration.

[12/14/15 - 10:46 AM]
Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Nominated Actress Taraji P. Henson Back to Host the Triumphant Return of BET Networks' "Celebration of Gospel"
"Celebration of Gospel" tapes Saturday, January 9 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA and premieres on Sunday, January 31.

[12/14/15 - 10:17 AM]
History(R) to Premiere New Military Docu-Series "Live to Tell" on Sunday, January 10 at 10PM ET/PT
The eight episode hour-long series gives viewers a personal, intimate and revealing look into recent U.S. Special Operations Forces missions, as told by those who experienced the front lines of the ongoing War on Terror.

[12/14/15 - 09:48 AM]
"Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" Heads to Travel Channel with New Adventures - Wednesday, January 27 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
A lifelong animal lover and activist, Monaghan devotes his spare time to discovering all creatures large and small.







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[01/16/20 - 02:48 PM]
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[01/16/20 - 02:44 PM]
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[01/16/20 - 02:43 PM]
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[01/16/20 - 02:42 PM]
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