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[01/13/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 13
Updates include: FOX passes on "Fatal Attraction" event series; TBS likewise moves on from "Nightmare Time" pilot; and National Geographic Channel renews "Mars."

[01/13/17 - 06:38 PM]
TV Land Orders Second Season of Melissa Mccarthy and Ben Falcone-Executive Produced "Nobodies" Starring Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras
Two months before its March 29, 2017 series premiere, TV Land has picked up a 12-episode second season.

[01/13/17 - 06:38 PM]
"Heathers" Anthology Ordered to Series at TV Land
The first season is a 10-episode order and is set to premiere in Fall 2017.

[01/13/17 - 04:21 PM]
"The High Court" Starring Doug Benson Premieres Monday, February 27 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
"THC" is a fifteen-minute strip series featuring "Judge Doug" as he gets high and rules on real small claims court cases.

[01/13/17 - 04:20 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "The Gorburger Show" to Series
The show is created by the Director Brothers (Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin) who also write, direct, and executive produce the series.

[01/13/17 - 04:19 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Renews "Drunk History" for a Fifth Season
"So excited and grateful to do a fifth season," said Derek Waters. "Oh what a ride it's been! Thank you for driving me home."

[01/13/17 - 04:03 PM]
Sophomore Season of "StartUp" Kicks Off Production in Puerto Rico This Month
The scripted series explores the launch of GenCoin, a potentially revolutionary idea for an unregulated digital currency and the deadly tech war that ignites around the creation of this ingenious algorithm.

[01/13/17 - 04:01 PM]
Science Channel Series Premiere of "MythBusters: The Search" Breaks Into Cable's Top 20 Among Key Demos on Jan. 7
Science Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/13/17 - 04:01 PM]
Emmy-Nominated "SuperMansion" Premieres Season Two on February 16
Yvette Nicole Brown joins season two alongside returning voiceover stars Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Pine, Jillian Bell, Heidi Gardner, Tucker Gilmore and Zeb Wells.

[01/13/17 - 04:00 PM]
"Snatch," New Crackle Scripted Original Drama Based on Iconic Film of the Same Name, to Debut Thursday, March 16
The 10-episode, one-hour series stars Rupert Grint as the utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish.

[01/13/17 - 03:26 PM]
National Geographic Acquires David France's How to Survive a Plague for Scott Rudin Productions
The project is the gripping true story of a patient population that seized power over its own care and treatment to push through drugs that turned HIV from a fatal infection to a manageable disease.

[01/13/17 - 02:02 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Reveals a Glimpse at FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in "Twin Peaks"
Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new 18-part limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.

[01/13/17 - 01:31 PM]
National Geographic to Produce Feature Documentaries Under New Global Banner, National Geographic Documentary Films
"Given our tremendous success with both Before the Flood and He Named Me Malala, we are further cementing our push into the feature documentary space with the launch of National Geographic Documentary Films," said Courteney Monroe.

[01/13/17 - 01:14 PM]
Steelers-Chiefs Playoff Game on NBC This Sunday, January 15, Moved to 8:20 P.M. ET
The game, which was originally-scheduled for January 15 at 1:05 p.m. ET, was moved due to public safety concerns in light of a forecasted storm for the Kansas City area this weekend.

[01/13/17 - 12:31 PM]
Nat Geo WILD's Third Annual BarkFest Weekend Is a Celebration of Man's Best Friend
The third annual BarkFest premieres on Friday, April 14, on Nat Geo WILD.

[01/13/17 - 12:16 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Roars Into 2017 with Its Biggest Lineup Ever, Featuring New Series, Returning Favorites and Bold Specials for the Entire Family
First up: Nat Geo WILD's "Fish Bowl IV," returning Super Bowl Sunday, February 5 at 4/3c.

[01/13/17 - 12:02 PM]
Video: National Geographic Releases Sneak Peek at Network's First Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The first episode will be directed by Imagine's Ron Howard, his first time directing a scripted prime-time drama.

[01/13/17 - 12:01 PM]
Video: National Geographic and Katie Couric Release First Look at Groundbreaking Documentary, "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric"
Couric's unflinching search for truth sheds light on countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, hurt and love.

[01/13/17 - 11:37 AM]
Lifetime Announces Talent-Driven 2017 Program Priorities and Innovative Brand Initiatives
The Lifetime original scripted series "Mary Kills People" will premiere on Sunday, April 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/13/17 - 11:35 AM]
Music Mogul Timbaland Drops the Mic with New Music Competition Series "The Pop Game," Premiering February 21st on Lifetime
JoJo, Macy Gray, Nelly Furtado and Jordin Sparks will assist the kids and their manager parents in challenges designed to teach and test the skills they will need to grace some of the world's biggest stages.

[01/13/17 - 11:15 AM]
WGN America Continues Its Ratings and Distribution Momentum
The new season of "Outsiders" will now feature a next-day after-show, available on theStream.tv.

[01/13/17 - 11:00 AM]
Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" Scores Highest-Rated Season Ever
In the midst of the season, the network quickly commissioned 48 additional episodes that will begin airing in April 2017.

[01/13/17 - 11:00 AM]
Kevin Hart to Executive Produce and Star in "Kevin Hart Presents: The Black Man's Guide to History"
The show begins as Hart finds his daughter upset after watching the film 12 Years A Slave believing that black history appears to only be about slavery and oppression.

[01/13/17 - 10:28 AM]
"Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison," Exploring Life Inside One of America's Most Notorious "Supermax" Prisons, Debuts Feb 6. on HBO
Directed by Kristi Jacobson, the film explores life on both sides of the bars, raising provocative questions about punishment in America today.

[01/13/17 - 10:01 AM]
Freeform Launches a Variety Pack of New Digital Short-Form Series: "Time for Bed with Punam Patel," "School of Doodle," and "Open Roads"
All three are now live on Freeform.com, the Freeform app and Hulu.

[01/13/17 - 09:47 AM]
SundanceTV to Co-Produce "The Split" - Drama Series with BBC One from BAFTA and Emmy(R) Award Winning Screenwriter Abi Morgan and Produced by Jane Featherstone's Sister Pictures
"The Split" examines the fast-paced world of high-powered female divorce lawyers through the lens of three sisters - Hannah, Nina and the youngest, Rose.

[01/13/17 - 09:46 AM]
SundanceTV Announces 2017 Programming Slate
Look for "Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo" on Wednesday, March 15 followed by "Gomorrah" on Wednesday, April 26.

[01/13/17 - 09:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
The Eye wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 despite a repeat "The Big Bang Theory."

[01/13/17 - 09:21 AM]
El Rey Network to Debut Two New Unscripted Original Series "Man at Arms" & "Rite of Passage"
"As we expand our slate of original programming, we are looking for series that are reflective of the interests, hobbies and lives of our audience; content that's driven by characters that are representative of how they live, work and play," said Daniel Tibbets.

[01/13/17 - 09:12 AM]
"Planet Earth II" Series Premiere to Simulcast Across BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV on February 18th 9/8c
The following five episodes of the season will appear on BBCA on Saturday nights following the premiere.

[01/13/17 - 09:11 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Series Brings Military History to Life - "The Weapon Hunter" - Season Two Premieres Sunday, February 12 at 9 PM ET/PT
History buff and restoration expert Paul Shull partners with veterans to spotlight iconic moments and artefacts in military history.

[01/13/17 - 09:03 AM]
Reliance Games & AMC Networks Team Up to Develop First-of-Its-Kind "Into the Badlands Blade Battle" Massively Multiplayer Martial Arts Mobile Game
Fans can experience the action from this acclaimed martial arts drama, exclusively on their smart-phones and tablet devices.

[01/13/17 - 08:04 AM]
Reelz World Premiere "The Kennedys - After Camelot" Starring Katie Holmes and Matthew Perry Comes to Life Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9PM ET/6PM PT
The original movie also stars Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Brett Donahue as John F. Kennedy Jr. and Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy.

[01/13/17 - 06:06 AM]
In Honor of MLK Day, Stream "An American Girl Story - Melody 1963" Free on Amazon Prime Video Now Through Jan. 16
The first of four original "American Girl" specials for Prime Video stars Marsai Martin as the title character Melody.

[01/12/17 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 12
Updates include: FX pushes "American Crime Story" return to 2018; Jennifer Beals to recur on Amazon's "The Last Tycoon"; and Hunter Parrish lands arc on ABC's "Quantico."

[01/12/17 - 06:19 PM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "RightThisMinute" Renewed for 2017-2018 on the ABC Owned Stations by Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution
Hosted by Chris Harrison and currently in its 15th season in national syndication, "Millionaire" continues to be the only game show that offers a $1 million prize to each and every contestant.

[01/12/17 - 04:35 PM]
The End of an Era - BET Networks Bids Farewell to the First Family with Special Tributes Throughout the Month
Highlights include "BET Life of: The Obamas" on January 19 at 4pm ET.

[01/12/17 - 03:35 PM]
From Executive Producer Peter Berg, Veteran War Correspondent Michael Ware Takes Viewers on a Wild, Gritty Journey in New National Geographic Series "Uncensored with Michael Ware"
The eight-episode series launches Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/12/17 - 12:31 PM]
Toronto Blue Jay Josh Donaldson to Appear in History's Drama Series "Vikings" on Wednesday, January 18 at 9 PM ET/PT
Two-time All-Star Donaldson filmed the scene in episode 418 titled "Revenge" at the "Vikings" Ashford studios in Wicklow, Ireland in January 2016.

[01/12/17 - 11:59 AM]
Nat Geo WILD and Mashable Announce New Digital Partnership
The partnership will revive vintage National Geographic footage from its vast film archives and utilize Mashable Studios' expertise in producing digital-first series.

[01/12/17 - 11:01 AM]
Lionsgate Partners with Executive Producer Jeff Apploff to Develop Nonscripted Series and Formats
Under the agreement, Lionsgate will have exclusive rights to television content produced by Apploff Entertainment.

[01/12/17 - 11:00 AM]
"Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017" Special to Be Broadcast Tuesday, Jan. 31 on CBS
The special will be hosted by Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah, and will originate from NRG Stadium in Houston, home of "Super Bowl LI."

[01/12/17 - 10:02 AM]
Viewers Become Listeners with Investigation Discovery's Harrowing New 911 Series, "Murder Calls"
Following another special preview on Sunday, January 15, look for the series to air Monday nights at 10:00/9:00c beginning January 23.

[01/12/17 - 10:01 AM]
TLC's Hit-Series "Long Island Medium" Returns with a Brand New Season on February 19
Everyone's favorite mom from Long Island, Theresa Caputo, returns with her family for a brand new season.

[01/12/17 - 09:29 AM]
President Obama's Legacy and Defining Moments Are Revealed in "The Obama Years: The Power of Words"
Narrated by actor and producer Jesse Williams, the special premieres Monday, February 27 on Smithsonian Channel.

[01/12/17 - 09:01 AM]
Orion Television Announces New Nationally Syndicated Daytime Strip, "Couples Court" to Debut Fall, 2017
Legal experts and award-winning trial attorneys Dana and Keith Cutler will be the first-ever married couple to preside over the television courtroom in this fresh new court show.

[01/12/17 - 09:00 AM]
"The 71st Annual Tony Awards(R)" Will Return to the Historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Broadcasting Live Sunday, June 11, on CBS
The awards show was held there every year until 2010 - except in 1999 when the Hall was undergoing renovations - and from 2013 to 2015.

[01/12/17 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with Comedies
"Modern Family" helps pave the way to an adults 18-49 victory.

[01/12/17 - 08:14 AM]
Nickelodeon Invites Preschoolers Along for Thrilling Adventures with an Unconventional Princess in "Nella the Princess Knight," Brand-New Animated Series Premiering Mon., Feb. 6, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT)
The series follows Nella, an unconventional 8-year-old who possesses the royal qualities of a princess, like compassion and grace, while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight.

[01/12/17 - 08:02 AM]
FX Networks Sets Premiere Dates for "FEUD: Bette and Joan," "The Americans" and "Archer"
The former tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award(R)-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?







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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"
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[10/17/19 - 10:27 AM]
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[10/17/19 - 10:09 AM]
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[10/17/19 - 10:00 AM]
Greg Kinnear Joins CBS All Access' "The Stand" as Glen Bateman
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[10/17/19 - 09:33 AM]
CBS Announces Contract Extension with Stephen Colbert
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[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]
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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.