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[06/03/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 3
Updates include: Hulu calls it quits on "Deadbeat"; Comedy Central's "Corporate" promoted to series; and Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey out in "Code Black" reboot.

[06/03/16 - 01:33 PM]
Idris Elba to Take on World's Toughest Racing Challenges for Discovery Channel
The new four-part series airs back-to-back Monday, July 4 on the cable channel.

[06/03/16 - 01:16 PM]
Pearlena Igbokwe Named President of Universal Television
Igbokwe came to NBC Entertainment in 2012 as Executive Vice President, Drama Development.

[06/03/16 - 12:37 PM]
Video: E! Entertainment Releases First Look at "EJNYC," New Series Following EJ Johnson as He Takes on New York City
The series launches Sunday, June 19 following the season finale of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills."

[06/03/16 - 11:11 AM]
TV Land Announces Second Season Order of Comedy Series "Lopez"
"Lopez" is currently in its first season on TV Land, airing Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c and full episodes can be viewed on the TV Land App.

[06/03/16 - 11:01 AM]
A Concert Celebrating John Ridley and ABC's "American Crime" to Be Performed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on June 6
The event begins with a special screening of the half-hour documentary "Inside American Crime."

[06/03/16 - 10:48 AM]
Starz and FremantleMedia's "American Gods" Adds Gillian Anderson
Anderson plays Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities.

[06/03/16 - 10:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Big with NBA Finals Opener
Game 1 dominates the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/03/16 - 09:03 AM]
Adult Swim Launches Rickstaverse Expansion
Adult Swim presents "Interdimensional Cable Adventures," featuring new levels based on the popular recurring episodes from the show.

[06/03/16 - 09:02 AM]
Spike TV Honors the Iconic Film Casino at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice" Star-Studded Event
This year, "Guys Choice" will have a 'Rat-Pack' Las Vegas theme for its 10th Anniversary celebration.

[06/03/16 - 08:54 AM]
Highest-Rated NBA Finals Game 1 Ever on ABC: 13.1 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, June 2.

[06/02/16 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 2
Updates include: Bill Hader's "Barry" bound for series at HBO; FOX gives pilot presentation to animated comedy "That's My Bus"; and Brant Daugherty to return to "Pretty Little Liars."

[06/02/16 - 09:00 PM]
NBC's Competition Series "STRONG" Crowns First Winning Team
Said duo won the final "Tower" competition to take home the title of STRONG and the winning prize of $300,000.

[06/02/16 - 12:01 PM]
Crisscross the U.S. with Discovery Family Channel This Summer and Uncover the "Secrets of America's Favorite Places" Beginning Sunday, July 3
The eight-part series reveals fascinating facts that will forever change how you think and feel about America's favorite places.

[06/02/16 - 11:11 AM]
"UnREAL" Gets Third Season Pickup Ahead of Season Two Summer Premiere on June 6
The series has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations to date including a Peabody, an AFI honor as a Television Program of the Year, and a Critics' Choice Award for Constance Zimmer's performance.

[06/02/16 - 11:02 AM]
Video: Watch the "Another Period" Season 2 Trailer, Ya Peasants! Season 2 Premieres June 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Bellacourts return to Comedy Central and they're as immoral, self-centered and despicable as ever.

[06/02/16 - 10:41 AM]
Hallmark Channel Greenlights a Third Season of Its Hit Series "Good Witch"
Production on 12 episodes for season three is scheduled to commence August in Toronto for a 2017 premiere, including an all-new Halloween special to air October 2016.

[06/02/16 - 10:37 AM]
TV Land Gives Series Pick-Up to Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's "Nobodies"
Plus: writer/director/actor Michael McDonald to serve as showrunner of the 12-episode series.

[06/02/16 - 09:31 AM]
The Heroes of "Everest Rescue" Risk Life and Limb to Save Adventurers' Lives at the Top of the World in New Series from Discovery Networks International and Discovery Channel/US
This series will provide some of the most exclusive, privileged and in-depth access ever to the fearless pilots and medical units who respond to an overwhelming amount of emergencies.

[06/02/16 - 09:30 AM]
The Whole World is About to Get a Bite of "Shark Week" as "Fintastic" Event Goes Global
For the first time ever, the stunt will launch on the same day on Discovery Channel and Discovery en EspaƱol in the U.S., as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and Argentina on June 26.

[06/02/16 - 09:04 AM]
Ovation TV to Debut the Highly-Anticipated Anglo-French Drama Series "Versailles" October 1
The epic drama series follows the rise of King Louis XIV and the Chateau de Versailles as the center of power in 17th century France.

[06/02/16 - 09:03 AM]
"Lip Sync Battle" Will Live Long and Prosper with Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto
The one-hour special will lead-in to the 10th Annual "Guys Choice," Spike's unfiltered, unpredictable and can't-miss event featuring the biggest names in entertainment and sports.

[06/02/16 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with Return of "American Ninja Warrior"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/02/16 - 08:00 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's "Mind of a Giant" Reveals That Elephants Are Smarter Than Ever Known Before
Look for the special to premiere Sunday, June 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[06/02/16 - 07:26 AM]
SundanceTV and ABC TV Commission Second Season of the Genre Drama "Cleverman"
The first series of "Cleverman" has also been sold to channels including BBC Three in the UK and was selected to screen at the 2016 Berlinale film festival in Berlin and the 2016 Series Mania TV festival in Paris.

[06/02/16 - 07:02 AM]
MTV Sets Programming for 2016 Pride Month
Highlights include "MTV's Proudest Moments," a 30-minute special set to premiere during Pride Month on Saturday, June 4 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[06/02/16 - 07:02 AM]
CMT Reveals Superstar Pairings for the "2016 CMT Music Awards"
Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley joins forces with Elle King for the television debut of Bentley's new single "Different For Girls."

[06/02/16 - 06:32 AM]
Netflix Announces "Julie's Greenroom," A New Preschool Series from The Jim Henson Company Starring Julie Andrews
The series will be available exclusively to Netflix members globally in early 2017.

[06/02/16 - 06:01 AM]
Johannesburg Announced as the Location for the First Ever Studio Audience Recording for Clarkson, Hammond & May's New Amazon Original Series "The Grand Tour," Debuting on Prime Video
The pre-recorded studio section of the program will be filmed in front of a live audience, all housed within a giant tent.

[06/01/16 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 1
Updates include: Ellen Pompeo set for return to "Grey's Anatomy"; Carly Pope to recur on USA's "Suits"; and "The Americans," "Shameless" name new series regulars.

[06/01/16 - 02:23 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Special Edition Episodes Air in Primetime Every Night of the NBA Finals
Tune in for an all-new Mean Tweets: NBA Edition, featuring Klay Thompson, Blake Griffin, Steph Curry, Magic Johnson, and many more basketball greats!

[06/01/16 - 02:00 PM]
Ohio State vs. Oklahoma Leads Best College Football Schedule Ever for FOX Sports
FOX Sports' college football coverage begins Friday, Sept. 2, and wraps up with back-to-back conference championship games on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, with a full season's worth of exciting action in between.

[06/01/16 - 01:38 PM]
"Six Feet Under" - Marathon of Entire Series Starting Tomorrow, June 2, on HBO2
Said stunt is timed with the 15th anniversary of the show's debut.

[06/01/16 - 01:31 PM]
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens" Returns to HGTV July 13
During the series, John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino select homeowners from hundreds of hilariously desperate video submissions and travel to homes around the country to surprise families with stunning kitchen renovations.

[06/01/16 - 01:03 PM]
NBC News' Peacock Productions Signs Denise Brown, Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, to Develop New True Crime Series
As part of the unscripted series, Brown and a team of experts will investigate all sides of the story in cases where justice has been called into question.

[06/01/16 - 01:01 PM]
NBC Sets Premiere for Comedy Event Series "Better Late Than Never" and Season Debut for Adventure Series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls"
The Peacock has set Tuesday, August 23 as the premiere for its new comedy event series "Better Late Than Never" and Monday, July 11 for the season debut of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls."

[06/01/16 - 12:06 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Fall Premiere Dates for "Shameless," "Masters of Sex" and "The Affair"
They'll be back on Sunday, October 2; Sunday, September 11; and Sunday, November 20; respectively.

[06/01/16 - 12:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Gives Pilot Order to "White Famous" from Oscar(R) Winner Jamie Foxx and "Californication's" Tom Kapinos
The project will be written by Kapinos, based on an idea by Jamie Foxx, who will guest star in a recurring role.

[06/01/16 - 11:57 AM]
"Homeland" Season Six to Premiere in January 2017 on Showtime(R)
The series will return to the U.S. after spending the last two seasons shooting in South Africa and Berlin.

[06/01/16 - 11:37 AM]
FX to Air "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" Marathon on Saturday, June 11
Now viewers will be able to watch it again in its entirety with very limited commercial interruption.

[06/01/16 - 11:36 AM]
DIY Network Greenlights "Big Beach Builds" Starring Fifth-Generation Contractor Marnie Oursler
The 12 half-hour episodes feature Marnie as she builds on her family's construction heritage to transform outdated beach houses into beautifully charming homes.

[06/01/16 - 11:18 AM]
MTV2 to Debut Brand New Series "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N on Tour" and "Guy Code vs. Girl Code" on Tuesday, June 28
Both series feature a host of fan favorites from the classic franchises of "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" and "Girl Code" and "Guy Code."

[06/01/16 - 11:01 AM]
Starz Renews Hit Series "Outlander" with "Book Three" and "Book Four" Commitment
"Book Three" will be based on the third of the eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Voyager, followed by "Book Four" based on the fourth book in the series, Drums of Autumn.

[06/01/16 - 11:01 AM]
Sony's Streaming Network, Crackle, Releases First Trailer and Key Art for New Original Movie "Dead Rising: Endgame" Starring Jesse Metcalfe and Dennis Haysbert
The Dead Rising video game franchise, created by Capcom, is hugely successful, having sold over 9.1 million copies worldwide.

[06/01/16 - 10:00 AM]
Barbra Streisand to Take the Stage at the 2016 "Tony(R) Awards"
As previously announced, Broadway's biggest night will feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane, among others.

[06/01/16 - 09:36 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Limited Series "Purity" Starring Daniel Craig
Todd Field will write, direct and executive produce, along with executive producers Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare and Jonathan Franzen.

[06/01/16 - 09:30 AM]
E! Greenlights New Series "Rob & Chyna" (WT)
The one-hour, six-episode series is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions and will premiere on E! later this year, followed by a special celebrating the birth of the newest Kardashian.

[06/01/16 - 08:52 AM]
Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin to Debut as NBC Olympics Gymnastics Analyst in Rio, Alongside Two-Time Olympic Medalist Tim Daggett & Al Trautwig
In addition, gymnastics coaching legend Bela Karolyi reprises his role with NBC Olympics as a primetime correspondent.

[06/01/16 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Returns on Top for NBC
The season premiere and the launch of "Maya & Marty" are the night's top two series among adults 18-49.

[06/01/16 - 08:02 AM]
Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett to Host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airing Wednesday, August 3, on ABC
Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett will host the three-hour special that brings country music's most storied festival to a national television audience.







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[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
National Geographic Announces Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein's Monster, As the Subject for Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
The iconic plaid sport coat and microphone from the original comedy series have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection and are now on display in Cooperstown, N.Y.

[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
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[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
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Tentative topics for the first season of the series include the Deepwater Horizon disaster, narco drug wars and the 2008 global financial meltdown.

[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
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The new season, currently in production, will premiere on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.

[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
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The centerpiece of the agreement will make Vargas the face of the network's new nonfiction primetime journalistic banner A&E Investigates(TM).

[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
Catherine Bell and Cameron Mathison Begin Production in Fiji on Hallmark Channel's "A Summer to Remember" (wt)
Shooting on location in Fiji, the movie is set to premiere during the network's upcoming, annual "Summer Nights" programming event that celebrates the fun of the season.

[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
Velocity Is the New Home in the U.S. and Canada for Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage of the Iconic "24 Hours of Le Mans"
Under the agreement, Velocity and Motor Trend will also live broadcast the full FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) "Super Season", which begins with the Spa-Francorchamps event this May.

[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
Sundance Now Greenlights Second Season of Original Relationship Dramedy "This Close"
"This Close" will begin production on its eight-episode second season in summer 2018 in Los Angeles.

[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
MTV Reinvents "Yo! MTV Raps" Across Linear and Digital Platforms Kicking Off with 30th Anniversary Live Event at Barclays Center on June 1st
Tickets to the show go on sale on Friday, April 20 at 10AM ET.

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out Season 43 with an All-Star Line-Up and Three Back-to-Back Shows
Amy Schumer (May 12) and Tina Fey (May 19) will join the previously announced host Donald Glover (May 5).

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.

[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
Syfy Picks Up Image's Killer High School Comic "Deadly Class" to Series
The story is set in the counter-culture of the late 1980s and tells the story of a teenager who is recruited into an elite private school filled with the children of crime families and affluent criminals.