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[10/12/16 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 12
Updates include: Aubrey Plaza brings "Nightmare Time" to TBS; Jimmy Smits to drop by FOX's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"; and Stacy Rukeyser tapped as new showrunner of "UnReal."

[10/12/16 - 02:12 PM]
Animated Classic Halloween Special Charles Schulz's "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" Airs Friday, October 28, on ABC
In the 1966 animated special The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.

[10/12/16 - 01:35 PM]
Video: A New Look at Syfy's "Incorporated"
Executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the series premieres on November 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/12/16 - 01:10 PM]
Premiere of Disney Channel's Original Movie "The Swap" is #1 Cable TV Telecast of 3Q 2016 Across Major Youth Demographics
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, October 7.

[10/12/16 - 01:01 PM]
Cubs Clinching Win Delivers FS1 Record-Setting Audience
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 11.

[10/12/16 - 12:30 PM]
Steve Harvey to Host "Showtime at the Apollo," A Two-Hour Event Based on the Classic Showcase Series, Airing Monday, December 5, on FOX
An additional one-hour special, also hosted by Harvey, will air in early 2017.

[10/12/16 - 11:14 AM]
Nickelodeon's "The Thundermans" Captures Super-Sized Ratings
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for Monday, October 10.

[10/12/16 - 11:10 AM]
Comedy Central Orders "The Comedy Jam" to Series - Eight Episodes Set to Debut in 2017
The eight episode weekly series, based on the "Comedy Jam" special that aired in August, is produced by Ugly Brother Studios and Tenth Planet.

[10/12/16 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Orders Full Season of "Lethal Weapon"
This brings the total order to 18 episodes for the 2016-17 season.

[10/12/16 - 10:00 AM]
Esquire Network Announces New Original Series "Joyride" from the Producers of Hit Series "Car Matchmaker"
"Joyride" will premiere on November 15 at 10:00/9:00c only on Esquire Network.

[10/12/16 - 09:30 AM]
Rose Leslie Joins the Cast of the All-New Edition of "The Good Wife" as a Series Regular on CBS All Access
Leslie will play Maia, Diane's goddaughter who joins her firm just after passing the bar, and is a key part of Diane's plan for the future.

[10/12/16 - 09:09 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demo Charts with "This Is Us"
The newcomer builds on its "The Voice" lead-in to become the night's most-watched program among adults 18-49.

[10/12/16 - 07:47 AM]
Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson to Take the Stage at 2016 MTV EMAS
All four acts will be making their first appearances on the MTV EMAs stage, joining three-time EMA winner and global superstar Bruno Mars.

[10/12/16 - 07:32 AM]
Production Has Begun on the Fourth Season of the Starz Original Series "Power"
The fourth season will include ten episodes of the one-hour scripted drama and return Summer 2017.

[10/12/16 - 07:31 AM]
Mute, A Netflix Original Film from Filmmaker Duncan Jones, Commences Principal Photography
The much-anticipated project comes from a story Jones created 12 years ago.

[10/12/16 - 07:00 AM]
E!'s New Docu-Series "Hollywood & Football" Kicks Off Wednesday, November 30 at 9 PM ET/PT
In the premiere episode, the Rams are finally making their way back to Los Angeles after being in St. Louis for over two decades.

[10/12/16 - 06:31 AM]
Video: Go Inside the Third Season of "Black Mirror" with All New Featurettes
Take an inside look into the first two episodes, "Nosedive" and "Playtest," in these all new featurebite videos.

[10/12/16 - 06:00 AM]
BBC America and Fathom Events Present "Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks" Animated Series in Cinemas Nationwide for One Night
The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast.

[10/11/16 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 11
Updates include: TNT cancels "Murder in the First"; James Scully, Grace Victoria Cox to lead TV Land's "Heathers"; and Bradley Whitford to visit Allison Janney on "Mom."

[10/11/16 - 01:11 PM]
Lifetime's "Little Women" Franchise Expands with Big Drama in Texas
"Little Women: Dallas" and "Little Weddings" are both on tap next month at the cable channel.

[10/11/16 - 01:02 PM]
Seeso Greenlights 'There's... Johnny!' A Coming of Age Series Created by Paul Reiser Set in 1972, Backstage at Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show"
Produced in conjunction with the Carson Estate, the show has on board Executive Producer Jeff Sotzing, Carson's nephew.

[10/11/16 - 12:09 PM]
Hallmark Channel's New, Original Movie "Autumn in the Vineyard" Delivers as Top Non-Sports Program of the Day
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of October 3-9.

[10/11/16 - 12:07 PM]
iHeartMedia Rings in the Holiday Season with the Return of Its Iconic 2016 National "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One"
The event will also be featured as an exclusive nationwide 90-minute broadcast television special on The CW Network on Thursday, December 15.

[10/11/16 - 12:01 PM]
Video: Get Ready to "Scream" for Halloween on MTV!
Just in time for Halloween, MTV unleashes a horrifying new two-hour special that picks up eight months after Kieran's (Amadeus Serafini) arrest.

[10/11/16 - 10:38 AM]
ABC and Mattel Announce New Series "The Toy Box," Bringing Amateur Toy Inventors Face-to-Face With Their Ultimate Judges: Kids
Eric Stonestreet will host the series, a fast-paced, high-stakes competition format that will entertain viewers of all ages.

[10/11/16 - 10:34 AM]
Dwayne Johnson's "Rock the Troops" Star-Studded Event Comes to Spike in December
This December we will honor the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and given that I have military in my family, vets and Navy SEALs, the goal was to create an event that honors our troops and their families in epic fashion.

[10/11/16 - 10:33 AM]
"Common Sense" Finds the Funny in Everyday People and Their Raw, Unfiltered Take on the News of the Week
The half-hour alternative comedy series features real people from all walks of life offering their honest opinions on the week's news and buzzworthy events - unfiltered, completely real, and very funny.

[10/11/16 - 10:00 AM]
As Freeform Premieres "Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?," Network Releases Results of In-Depth Consumer Insight Study on Young Adults and Dating
The study examined young adults and their attitudes and behaviors toward dating, what modern relationships look like, how young adults define "hooking up" and what it means to "catch feelings."

[10/11/16 - 09:51 AM]
Destination America Is Straight Ghosting: Greenlights Second Season of Hit Series "Ghost Brothers"
The series follows budding paranormal enthusiasts Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey, three best friends on a mission to uncover whether some legendary haunted houses are the real deal.

[10/11/16 - 09:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
The Peacock's "Timeless" however slips 21% among adults 18-49 in its second week.

[10/11/16 - 09:01 AM]
"The Circus" Returns a Week Early Amid Explosive Campaign Developments
The series is cutting its two-week break in half and will air all new episodes on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/11/16 - 09:01 AM]
History's Hit Series "The Curse of Oak Island" and "Hunting Hitler" Return November 15
The search for hidden treasure endures as "The Curse of Oak Island" makes breakthrough discoveries in season four and "Hunting Hitler" continues to investigate and unveil the fate of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi trail in season two.

[10/11/16 - 08:30 AM]
"Elena and the Secret of Avalor" Television Movie Event Debuts as Special Simulcast Sunday, November 20, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
The TV movie tells the backstory of how Elena was imprisoned in her magical amulet by the evil sorceress Shuriki, voiced by legendary actress Jane Fonda, and eventually set free by Princess Sofia of Enchancia.

[10/11/16 - 08:27 AM]
"Supergirl" Soars in Its Debut on The CW
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 10.

[10/11/16 - 08:20 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air 10-Part Series "The Hero Effect" Premiering November 12
The series is co-hosted by Donald Driver and actress/advocate Emily Wilson.

[10/11/16 - 08:11 AM]
Global Superstar Bruno Mars Returns to the MTV EMA Stage
The 2016 EMAs will broadcast around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S.

[10/11/16 - 08:07 AM]
Oxygen Media Greenlights New Original Doc-Comedy Series "Unprotected" and Orders New Season of Hit Series "Bad Girls Club"
In the all new season of "BGC," the network looks to the coasts for the newest crop of Bad Girls.

[10/11/16 - 07:50 AM]
AMC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of FearFest
This year will feature more than 400 hours of horror and genre programming, including a full 88-hour six-season catch-up marathon of every episode of "The Walking Dead."

[10/11/16 - 07:07 AM]
New Turbo-Charged Episodes of CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" Return This November
Season two continues with six all-new episodes featuring celebrity appearances by Vice President Joe Biden, Jerry Seinfeld, Caitlyn and Kendall Jenner, Kelly Rowland, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Paisley, NASCAR driver Joey Logano, and more.

[10/11/16 - 06:08 AM]
Netflix Confirms a New Mexican Original Series Created and Directed by Manolo Caro
The half-hour dark comedy, which will be filmed in 4K, revolves around a seemingly successful and idyllic family-run flower business full of dysfunctional secrets.

[10/11/16 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon Original Movie Love & Friendship Will Premiere on Amazon Prime Video October 20
Kate Beckinsale and Chloƫ Sevigny star in the project, based on a novella by Jane Austen.

[10/10/16 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 10
Updates include: Syfy rounds out the cast of "Krypton"; Sheldon Turner brings "Controversy" to FOX; and Raul Castillo to drop by The CW's "Riverdale."

[10/10/16 - 06:23 PM]
Video: MTV's "Sweet/Vicious" Trailer
Eliza Bennett and Taylor Dearden star in the newcomer, from creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.

[10/10/16 - 05:56 PM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Fourth and Final Season
The series' third season finales tomorrow night at 9:00/8:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[10/10/16 - 12:06 PM]
VH1's "The Breaks" Adds Tip "T.I." Harris
Harris will portray Paul Anders, a powerful lawyer who comes to Barry Fouray's (Wood Harris) defense after a public scandal.

[10/10/16 - 10:47 AM]
Thrilling Game 1 of 2016 WNBA Finals Delivers Best Overnight Since 2010
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 9.

[10/10/16 - 10:46 AM]
Nickelodeon's "The HALO Effect" Honors New Orleans Teen, Princeton Carter, in "My Brother's Keeper Nola," Premiering Friday, Oct. 14, at 9PM
Airing monthly, "The HALO Effect" highlights teens who "help and lead others" (HALO) in their community and inspire others to do the same.

[10/10/16 - 09:46 AM]
Showtime(R) Appoints Brendan Countee as Vice President, Original Programming
Countee most recently served as Head of Comedy at Hulu where he oversaw the development and production of the streaming service's comedy series.

[10/10/16 - 09:34 AM]
First Performers Announced for "The 50th Annual CMA Awards," Airing Wednesday, November 2, on ABC
Fans will be treated to performances by Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Keith Urban - each one a top nominee!

[10/10/16 - 09:03 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Design Competition Series "Cyrus vs. Cyrus" (WT) with Tish and Brandi Cyrus
The series will begin production immediately and is set to premiere in 2017.







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[09/22/18 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Sparks Another NBC Victory
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/21/18 - 11:59 AM]
FX Networks Bringing "What We Do in the Shadows" and "Archer" to New York Comic Con
FX will present an exclusive screening of its new vampire comedy "What We Do in the Shadows," followed by a spirited discussion with Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and Paul Simms.

[09/21/18 - 11:15 AM]
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[09/21/18 - 11:12 AM]
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Joining the talented ensemble this season are Academy Award-winner and guest star Mira Sorvino, as NSA Agent Rebecca Stroud who has come to investigate ArakNet.

[09/21/18 - 10:04 AM]
"Mysteries of the Abandoned" Returning for Season Three Tuesday, October 2nd at 9PM on Science Channel
The series features stories behind some of the world's most amazing engineering marvels, why they were built, and why they were eventually no longer of use.

[09/21/18 - 10:03 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Adds Ego Nwodim as Featured Player
"SNL" also added Alan Linic, Alison Gates, Eli Mandel and Bowen Yang as writers.

[09/21/18 - 09:12 AM]
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[09/21/18 - 09:12 AM]
"Queen of the World," Landmark Documentary on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Debuts Oct. 1, Exclusively on HBO in the U.S.
The documentary tells the story of how the Commonwealth and its growth have been a central focus and passion throughout Her Majesty's life.

[09/21/18 - 09:04 AM]
Video: "Battlefish" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Off the coast of Oregon, fishermen are taking to the high seas to cash in on the world's most valuable fishery: albacore tuna.

[09/21/18 - 09:01 AM]
Melissa Joan Hart & Sean Astin to Star in "No Good Nick," A New Live Action Comedy Series for Netflix
The series revolves around a family that welcomes a 13-year-old into their family before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda.

[09/21/18 - 09:00 AM]
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Totaling 450 hours, the deal extends the series' run into 2019, with the new order bringing the number of commissioned episodes to 293 to date.

[09/21/18 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top All-Repeat Competition
The Eye's summer mainstay is the only original last night.

[09/21/18 - 08:04 AM]
Video: "Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh" - Date Announcement - Netflix
Adam Sandler's new comedy special comes to Netflix on October 23.

[09/21/18 - 08:00 AM]
Disney Channel Hatches a Third Season of Emmy(R) Award-Nominated "DuckTales" Prior to Its Season Two Premiere
Guest stars this season include Julie Bowen, Edgar Wright, Jack McBrayer, John Hodgman and Jameela Jamil.

[09/21/18 - 07:58 AM]
Ina Garten and "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" Return for a Third Season Sunday, October 21st at 12:30PM ET/PT on Food Network
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca are among those slated to drop by the new season.