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[08/12/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 12
Updates include: Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein team for potential comedy at CBS; Chris Distefano likewise sets up a half-hour at the Eye; and Sean Maguire to play Ian Fleming on NBC's "Timeless."

[08/12/16 - 05:20 PM]
Statement from "Making a Murderer" Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos
Said duo issued the following statement regarding the recent ruling on Brendan Dassey's conviction.

[08/12/16 - 02:26 PM]
NBCSN Is the #1 Cable Network for Its Extended Primetime Coverage Through Six Nights of Rio Olympics Competition
NBC further spins the numbers for its coverage to date.

[08/12/16 - 01:57 PM]
ABC Begins Casting for "Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME," an Entrepreneurial Business Competition Series from MGM Television's Mark Burnett
Casting is now underway and the series will begin shooting in Los Angeles in October for ABC.

[08/12/16 - 01:46 PM]
Video: Manager - "Atlanta" Season 1 Official Trailer
The newcomer launches Tuesday, September 6 on FX.

[08/12/16 - 10:40 AM]
Video: The Mist - "American Horror Story" Season 6 Promo
Look for the new season beginning Wednesday, September 14 on FX.

[08/12/16 - 10:07 AM]
Discovery's Hit Series "Bering Sea Gold" Returns for New Season with Crews Vying for Gold on Fresh Ground
The new season premieres Friday, August 26 at 9:00/8:00c on the Discovery Channel.

[08/12/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympic Games Continue Win Streak
The Peacock once again leads the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/12/16 - 08:04 AM]
HGTV Renews "Masters of Flip" for a Second Season
During the series' first season run, more than 12 million viewers tuned in to watch the savvy couple search for the perfect property, renovate it inside and out and then sell it for top profit.

[08/12/16 - 03:33 AM]
Further Cast Announced to Join Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks on Sky Atlantic's New Revenge Thriller, "Tin Star"
"Tin Star" tells the story of Jim Worth (Tim Roth), an expat British police officer starting a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains.

[08/11/16 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 11
Updates include: Thomas Gibson suspended from "Criminal Minds"; Mena Suvari cast in TV Land's "American Woman"; and Osi Okerafor bound for WGN America's "Roadside Picnic."

[08/11/16 - 04:51 PM]
"The Circus" Returns September 11th on Showtime(R)
Following a brief hiatus, the series will return in time to track and cover the first presidential debate, continuing its unprecedented access to the players and key events leading up to the general election.

[08/11/16 - 04:50 PM]
Showtime(R) Casts Comedian Jay Pharoah in Lead Role for "White Famous"
Tim Story, the prolific director who helmed the movie franchises Barbershop, Fantastic Four, Ride Along and Think Like A Man, has joined the project as an executive producer and will direct the pilot.

[08/11/16 - 04:49 PM]
Showtime Orders New Comedy Pilot "Mating" from Jason Katims and Stu Zicherman
The comedy anthology pilot will center on a recently divorced guy (Taran Killam) who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up.

[08/11/16 - 04:48 PM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Continues Its Stellar Lineup with World Television Premiere of "Zero Days" on Saturday, November 19th at 9 PM
The documentary, which premiered to great acclaim at the Berlin Film Festival, has captured audiences and critics' attention during its theatrical run for its harrowing depiction of cyber warfare and its global implications.

[08/11/16 - 04:47 PM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere "One & Done" - Documentary Chronicling Top NBA Draft Pick Ben Simmons - Friday, Oct. 21
The project, which was announced two days before Simmons was selected first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, is an intimate portrait that examines the coming-of-age of a basketball prodigy.

[08/11/16 - 04:46 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders Fifth Season of "Ray Donovan"
Production on season five's 12, one-hour episodes will begin next year.

[08/11/16 - 04:45 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders New Comedy Pilot "SMILF," Based on the Award-Winning Sundance Film Festival Short from Frankie Shaw
Set in Boston, "SMILF" will take a raw look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

[08/11/16 - 04:44 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Winter Premiere Dates for "Homeland" and "Billions"
Said series are due back on Sunday, January 15 and Sunday, February 19, respectively.

[08/11/16 - 04:18 PM]
Small Screen Roundup: Miss Martian on "Supergirl," Mirror Master on "Flash" and More!
Also on tap: Dolph Lundgren on "Arrow" and Lance Henrickson on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

[08/11/16 - 03:32 PM]
OWN's Hit Drama Series "Greenleaf" Delivers Most Watched Wednesday Telecast in Network History with 2.3 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 10.

[08/11/16 - 03:01 PM]
Parminder Nagra Joins "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in a Recurring Role
Nagra will play a powerful political figure who is outspoken in her distrust of Inhumans and the threat they pose to society.

[08/11/16 - 01:31 PM]
Nickelodeon Brings Back "Rocko's Modern Life" for Brand-New, Original One-Hour TV Special Based on the Classic '90s Hit Animated Series
With "Rocko's" original creator Joe Murray on board as executive producer, the animated "Rocko's Modern Life" TV special will bring back all the show's classic characters and offer some surprising new takes on life in O-Town.

[08/11/16 - 01:24 PM]
TLC's "90 Day Fiance" - The Ultimate Long Distance Relationship
Look for a special installment on Monday, August 22 at 8:00/7:00c, before the series debut of the network's first scripted series, Tyler Perry's "Too Close to Home."

[08/11/16 - 12:08 PM]
TBS Drops the Mic with Greenlight for James Corden & Ben Winston Series
The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 and is slated to join the TBS lineup in 2017.

[08/11/16 - 11:40 AM]
Cartoon Network Enterprises Announces New Apparel and Accessories Partners for Adult Swim Original Series, "Rick and Morty"
Joining current apparel and accessories partners Ripple Junction and Zen Monkey, Underboss, Bioworld, Hot Properties Merchandising, Daylight Curfew, Hyp and Surreal Entertainment have all signed on to create ranges of products based on the popular original series.

[08/11/16 - 11:16 AM]
"Naked and Afraid" Champions Take on "Dual Surivival"... This Time Fully Clothed, Returning to Discovery Channel on August 24 at 9PM ET/PT
From fending off packs of hungry hyenas to building extreme rafts to battling serious infections, the Discovery Channel alums have seen it all - or so they thought.

[08/11/16 - 10:46 AM]
Video: "High Maintenance" Trailer & Key Art - HBO
Providing a glimpse into the homes and routines of eccentric New Yorkers, the comedy series explores the private lives of these unique individuals through a common thread: their weed deliveryman.

[08/11/16 - 10:30 AM]
UCP, Syfy Sign Grant Morrison ("Batman") & Brian Taylor ("Crank") to Adapt & Exec Produce Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" with Amblin Television
UCP is also developing "Happy!" for Syfy, an adaptation of a graphic novel originally written by Morrison and co-created with artist Darick Robertson.

[08/11/16 - 10:30 AM]
"Elena of Avalor" Continues Her Reign into Season Two on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
The Princess Elena character also debuted today at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and will debut at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, in the fall.

[08/11/16 - 10:01 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "Downtown Shabby"
Production has already begun on eight one-hour episodes, with the series slated to premiere in Fall 2016.

[08/11/16 - 09:46 AM]
"Aquarius" Returns to NBC with Back-to-Back Episodes on Saturday, August 27
Said installments begin at 9:00/8:00c on the night.

[08/11/16 - 09:31 AM]
Hillary Clinton to Make First Late-Night Appearance Since Accepting Democratic Nomination, on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Monday, August 22
Hillary Clinton last visited "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in March.

[08/11/16 - 09:16 AM]
"Freedom Fighters: The Ray" Coming to CW Seed in 2017
Inspired by Grant Morrison's new take on the character, the series will introduce the first gay Super Hero to lead a show.

[08/11/16 - 09:07 AM]
2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" - Rihanna to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Rihanna will also perform during the ceremony live from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28.

[08/11/16 - 08:57 AM]
Eight Celebrity Chefs Go Head-to-Head in the Flavortown Market to Face the Toughest Challenges Yet on "Guy's Superstar Grocery Games"
Guy Fieri tests contestants Richard Blais, Maneet Chauhan, Eric Greenspan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Damaris Phillips, Jet Tila and Justin Warner in a series of off-the-hook market challenges to prove their innovative culinary abilities.

[08/11/16 - 08:41 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympic Games Continue Their Reign
The Peacock easily eclipses the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/11/16 - 08:31 AM]
HGTV Renews "My Lottery Dream Home" for Season Two
The 10-episode second season is scheduled to premiere in January 2017.

[08/11/16 - 08:15 AM]
HGTV's "Desert Flippers" Premieres August 25
The eight-episode series follows the Bennett family as they tackle challenging renovations in triple-degree desert heat while raising three small children.

[08/11/16 - 07:42 AM]
NBC Ratings: Rio Live Streaming Tops 1 Billion Minutes
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 10.

[08/11/16 - 06:05 AM]
Amazon Greenlights "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" for Prime Video
The docuseries combines archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder Hugh Hefner and his impact on global culture and history.

[08/10/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 10
Updates include: Jennifer Ferrin joins "Time After Time" at ABC; Aisha Tyler upped to series regular on "Criminal Minds"; FOX gives put pilot commitment to "Ms. Pat."

[08/10/16 - 02:04 PM]
Lifetime Starts Production on Original Movie "Who Killed JonBenet?"
Marking 20 years since her body was found, Who Killed JonBenet? stars Eion Bailey, Michel Gill and Julia Campbell, and will premiere later this fall on Lifetime.

[08/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Return of "A Football Life" and "The Timeline" to NFL Network Highlight 25 NFL Films Documentaries for 2016
The sixth season of the highly-acclaimed series "A Football Life" premieres Friday, September 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/10/16 - 11:21 AM]
TLC Renews "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
The current season closes with a two-part tell all beginning tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/10/16 - 09:59 AM]
VH1 Announces Cast for "The Breaks" Set to Premiere January 2017
Melonie Diaz, Sinqua Walls and Ali Ahn are joining the movie's original cast including Afton Willamson, Wood Harris, Mack Wilds, Antoine Harris, David Call and Evan Handler.

[08/10/16 - 09:20 AM]
Francophiles Rejoice! Ovation TV to Air "Versailles" Saturday Nights This Fall
The most-expensive series ever produced in France, "Versailles" takes the period genre to new dimensions, injecting a vibrant modernity into an era that put France at the epicenter of glamour, culture and fashion.

[08/10/16 - 09:18 AM]
Britney Spears Joins James Corden for New Carpool Karaoke August 25
Spears is set to release her ninth studio album, Glory, on August 26 via RCA Records.

[08/10/16 - 09:17 AM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Live Following Presidential & VP Debates
Colbert will host each night live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.

[08/10/16 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Renews Summer Series "Zoo" for Third Season
The two-hour second season finale of "Zoo" airs Tuesday, September 6.







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[08/12/20 - 02:02 PM]
Season 12 of NBC's Four-Time Emmy Award-Nominated Athletic Competition Series "American Ninja Warrior" Will Premiere Monday, Sept. 7
Production for the eight-episode series took place in St. Louis at the Dome at America's Center.

[08/12/20 - 01:46 PM]
Video: "HA Comedy Festival: The Art of Comedy" Trailer - HBO Max
This special features Gina Brillon, David del Rosario, Carmen Lynch, Monique Marvez, Pedro Salinas, Jesus Trejo, Mark Viera as well as special appearances from Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria and Danny Trejo.

[08/12/20 - 12:05 PM]
CBS Television Studios Teams with 21CP Solutions to Advise Its Police and Legal Dramas
The group of advisers will be comprised of former senior law enforcement officials, civil rights scholars, lawyers, academics, and community thought leaders in police reform and public safety.

[08/12/20 - 11:45 AM]
Hit Canadian Drama "Transplant" Begins Its Stateside Campaign and Sets NBC Debut for Tuesday, Sept. 1
The 13-episode series centers on Dr. Bashir "Bash" Hamed, a Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine who fled his country with his younger sister, Amira.

[08/12/20 - 11:09 AM]
Video: "Million Dollar Beach House" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In the swanky, exclusive Hamptons in New York, the driven real estate agents of Nest Seekers chase multimillion-dollar deals and court drama.

[08/12/20 - 10:31 AM]
Video: "Pure" - Official Trailer - HBO Max
Starring Charlie Clive, Kirstie Swain's brilliantly funny, emotive series is based on Rose Cartwright's acclaimed biography.

[08/12/20 - 10:26 AM]
Disney+ to Premiere "Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom" from National Geographic on September 25
Narrated by Josh Gad, the eight-episode docu-series is the ultimate tribute to the parks' magnificent array of more than 300 species and 5,000-plus animals and the herculean tasks their animal care experts undertake to keep things running day and night.

[08/12/20 - 10:01 AM]
"The Goes Wrong Show" Debuts on Amazon Prime Video on August 15
The series, licensed by Lionsgate, is inspired by Mischief's award winning Broadway and West End stage production, The Play That Goes Wrong.

[08/12/20 - 10:00 AM]
Apple TV+ Greenlights "Harriet the Spy," Starring Golden Globe Nominee Beanie Feldstein and Emmy Award Winner Jane Lynch
The series order marks the first animated adaptation of the iconic children's novel that chronicles the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible Harriet M. Welsch.

[08/12/20 - 09:48 AM]
Peacock Gives Series Order to Young Adult Mystery Drama "One of Us Is Lying"
DarĂ­o Madrona will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

[08/12/20 - 09:30 AM]
Netflix Announces "Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine," A New Comedy Special Set to Premiere Fall 2020
The special will be directed by Natasha Lyonne with Maya Rudolph, Danielle Renfrew Behrens and Lyonne executive producing through their production company Animal Pictures in addition to Cooper and Paula Pell.

[08/12/20 - 09:20 AM]
Look Up! "David Blaine Ascension" Global Livestream Event Lifting Off Soon on YouTube
The multi-hour livestream event, weather permitting, will broadcast live on Monday, August 31 on David Blaine's YouTube Channel.

[08/12/20 - 09:02 AM]
Social Media Sensation The Tiny Chef Heads to Nickelodeon in Brand-New Series from Imagine Kids+Family
"The Tiny Chef Show" (working title) will follow the talented chef as he whips up tasty "weshipees" and the world's tiniest plant-based dishes from his tree-stump home.

[08/12/20 - 09:02 AM]
"The Doctors" Reveals New Format and Host, Dr. Ian Smith, for Season 13
The new season will launch the theme "Take Your Power Back," designed to empower viewers to break through the fear and uncertainty of current times.

[08/12/20 - 09:01 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Trailer and Key Art for WarnerMax Feature Film "Unpregnant"
Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira star in the film, from director Rachel Lee Goldenberg.