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[01/25/17 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 25
Updates include: WGN America passes on "Roadside Picnic" pilot; Zach Braff, Jeremy Bronson land comedy pilot orders; and NBC gives green light to "What About Barb?" pilot.

[01/25/17 - 06:37 PM]
SundanceTV Pays Tribute to Mary Tyler Moore This Saturday with an All-Day Marathon of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Moore died today at the age of 80.

[01/25/17 - 06:31 PM]
Freeform Picks Up Additional Servings of "Young & Hungry" for Season Five
The back half of season five will air at a later date.

[01/25/17 - 04:35 PM]
BET's "The New Edition Story" Scores 4.4 Million Total Viewers for Premiere Telecast
BET spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 24.

[01/25/17 - 03:08 PM]
Gayle King to Anchor "Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around," A New One-Hour Special on the Life and Legacy of the Legendary Actress, Thursday, Jan. 26, 9:00-10:00 PM on CBS
The special will feature original reporting and mine CBS' vast archives to present the story of the pioneering actress' life and career.

[01/25/17 - 02:44 PM]
Freeform Kicks Off Production of Scripted Comedy Pilot "Brown Girls" from Writers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai
The pilot centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India.

[01/25/17 - 02:37 PM]
ABC Announces Air-Schedule Change for "When We Rise"
Due to ABC News' special report, "President Donald Trump's Address to Congress," on Tuesday, February 28, the subsequent installments will each move back a night.

[01/25/17 - 01:30 PM]
Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Fisher, Sofia Carson, Alex Aiono and Jenna Ortega Team Up to Host The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards
The special two-hour telecast, "Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards," will be available Sunday, April 30.

[01/25/17 - 11:01 AM]
Mark Duplass, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers and Brian F. O'Byrne Join Discovery's "Manifesto"
Discovery also recently announced Golden Globe and two-time Emmy winner Jane Lynch will play the role of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

[01/25/17 - 10:05 AM]
AT&T and Audience Network(R) Series "Rogue" Returns on March 22
Meghan Rath and Neal McDonough will join returning cast members Cole Hauser and Ashley Greene.

[01/25/17 - 09:49 AM]
Video: First Look at "My Brother, and Brother and Me"
The upcoming Seeso original series, a comedy advice show - that barely offers any advice (and usually spirals out of control) - stars real-life brothers Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy.

[01/25/17 - 09:47 AM]
ABC Renews Hit Comedy Series "The Middle" for Season Nine
"'The Middle' has been one of the network's most consistent performers and helped us to launch a whole new night of comedy when it moved to Tuesdays this season," said Channing Dungey.

[01/25/17 - 09:44 AM]
Netflix Announces Date for New YA Drama: "13 Reasons Why"
Announced by Selena Gomez via her Instagram page, the project debuts March 31, globally on Netflix.

[01/25/17 - 09:00 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Keeps NBC on Top in Demos
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[01/25/17 - 08:49 AM]
BET's "The Quad" New Premiere Air Date - Wednesday, February 1 at 10PM ET
The series was previously slated to roll out the night prior.

[01/25/17 - 07:51 AM]
Grammy(R) Award-Winning and Iconic R&B Group Boyz II Men to Perform at "Miss Universe(R)," Airing Live Sunday, January 29, on FOX
The legendary musical act, known for their smooth harmonies, holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 64 million albums sold.

[01/25/17 - 07:44 AM]
Twenty First Century Survival Techniques Put to the Test in New Science Channel Series "Hacking the Wild" Premiering Wednesday, February 15 at 10 PM ET/PT
"Digital Survivalist" Andy Quitmeyer goes deep into some of the most remote parts of the world armed with nothing but everyday technology and science to survive the wilderness.

[01/25/17 - 06:32 AM]
Video: 108 Athletes from 6 Countries Try to Tame the "Beast" in Ultimate Beastmaster
The action intensifies when the series launches on Netflix February 24.

[01/25/17 - 06:30 AM]
Four-Time Grammy(R) Winner and Current Nominee Bruno Mars to Perform on "The 59th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" Feb. 12 on CBS
Mars is currently nominated for Album of the Year for his work on Adele's 25.

[01/25/17 - 05:40 AM]
Netflix Releases Interview Special with Oprah Winfrey and 13TH Director Ava DuVernay
Oprah Winfrey dives into DuVernay's filmmaking process, her passion to illuminate the issues around mass criminalization of African Americans, as well as how she aggregated dozens of expert interviews from both sides of the aisle.

[01/24/17 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 24
Updates include: Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross to star in Showtime's "The Chi"; FOX gives pilot order to Marvel drama; and Mary-Louise Parker cast in Audience's "Mr. Mercedes."

[01/24/17 - 09:53 PM]
Netflix Acquires Worldwide Rights to Marti Noxon's Feature Debut "To the Bone"
The film made its world debut at the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

[01/24/17 - 02:01 PM]
Starz to Binge the Second Installment of the Limited Series "The Missing" Beginning February 12
The premiere episode of "The Missing" second installment will also be available in a free, nationwide preview on February 6, nearly one week prior to the season premiere on Sunday, February 12.

[01/24/17 - 02:00 PM]
New Season of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" to Begin Production for Netflix
Production will begin on the reimagining series this spring.

[01/24/17 - 12:35 PM]
"Nashville" on CMT Ratings Surge Nearly 20% Since Premiere
CMT further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/24/17 - 12:16 PM]
"The Leftovers" Returns for Final Season April 16
The new season of the Peabody Award-winning show finds the Garvey and Murphy families coming together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to help better explain that which defies explanation.

[01/24/17 - 10:14 AM]
ICARUS, The Real-Life Story of How an Amateur Cyclist Exposed Russia's Olympic Doping Program, Coming Exclusively to Netflix
Premiering to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival, ICARUS takes viewers on an improbable odyssey that starts out in the world of amateur cycling and ends up upsetting the Olympics world order.

[01/24/17 - 10:01 AM]
TNT's Hit Series "The Librarians" Renewed for Season Four
The fourth season is slated to begin later this year.

[01/24/17 - 09:21 AM]
Bravo Media's Emmy Award-Winning "Inside the Actors Studio" Welcomes Cuba Gooding, Jr. on Thursday, February 2 at 8PM ET/PT
The Academy Award-winning actor sits down with host Lipton to delve into his boisterous Hollywood career.

[01/24/17 - 08:56 AM]
1.85 Million Viewers Tune in for Tito Ortiz - Chael Sonnen Main Event on Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Saturday, January 21.

[01/24/17 - 08:51 AM]
Super Bowl Champion Greg Jennings Joins FOX Sports
"We've been fortunate to have Greg on as a guest across many of our studio shows and have been incredibly impressed by his insight and ability to speak on a wide variety of topics," said Whit Albohm.

[01/24/17 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelor" Win Demo Race Once Again
Plus: "Quantico" rises in its new Monday home for the Alphabet.

[01/24/17 - 08:19 AM]
Science Channel Explores Subterranean Mysteries in All-New Series "Secrets of the Underground" Premiering Tuesday, February 14 at 10 PM ET/PT
In the new Science Channel series, scientist and tech fanatic Rob Nelson travels the country to investigate long lost, subterranean phenomena.

[01/24/17 - 08:01 AM]
Video: Welcome to Santa Clarita - New Featurette from Netflix Original Series Premiering February 3
The all new featurette gives a peak inside the lives of the Hammonds - a mild mannered family on a collision course down a road of death and destruction.

[01/24/17 - 07:05 AM]
WWE(R) Superstar John Cena(R) to Host "Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards," Live on Saturday, March 11, 2017
With stunts and surprises at every turn, the show will air live from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles and will be seen by kids around the globe on Nickelodeon channels in more than 180 countries and territories.

[01/24/17 - 06:43 AM]
Bravo Media Renews "Top Chef" for Season 15 and Sets Out on a Nationwide Call for Chefs
This year's chef meet and greets will take place by appointment at restaurants of alumni and friends of "Top Chef" in Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

[01/23/17 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 23
Updates include: Amazon rescinds series order for "Highston"; David Shore's "Good Doctor" among ABC pilot orders; and Alan Cumming-led "Killer Instinct" a go at CBS.

[01/23/17 - 06:55 PM]
Netflix Takes Worldwide Rights to Joe Piscatella's Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
The film, which is a June Pictures production, will launch globally later this year, simultaneously to Netflix's over 93 million members in 190 countries.

[01/23/17 - 05:14 PM]
Netflix Acquires Worldwide Rights to The Incredible Jessica James at 2017 Sundance Film Festival
The movie will be branded as a Netflix original film and launch globally this year simultaneously to Netflix's over 93 million viewers in 190 countries.

[01/23/17 - 02:52 PM]
Jenn Brown Joins Spike's Multi-Platform Coverage of Bellator MMA
In this newly created role, Brown will host Bellator's online fight coverage and provide updates as well as conduct interviews during the live telecasts.

[01/23/17 - 02:34 PM]
Latest Presenters Announced at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Millie Bobby Brown, Sophia Bush, Gabrielle Carteris, Common, Rashida Jones, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Alia Shawkat, Finn Wolfhard and Steven Yeun will be presenters.

[01/23/17 - 02:04 PM]
President Donald Trump to Hold First One-on-One Interview with "World News Tonight" Anchor David Muir, Wednesday, January 25
"President Trump: The First Interview" will air Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00/9:00c, replacing a repeat of "Match Game" on ABC.

[01/23/17 - 01:53 PM]
A Descent Into Darkness: "Terror In the Woods (wt)" Commissioned By Destination America
The eight-episode series investigates the most shocking unexplained paranormal encounters in the wild.

[01/23/17 - 01:30 PM]
Stephen Colbert to Host the "69th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS
"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period," said Stephen Colbert. "Both in person and around the globe."

[01/23/17 - 01:01 PM]
HBO Confirms March Debut Dates for Special "Jerrod Carmichael: 8" and Second Season of "Animals."
Look for said events on Saturday, March 11 and Friday, March 17, respectively.

[01/23/17 - 12:57 PM]
2017 NFC Championship Game Delivers 46.422 Million Combined Viewers on FOX Broadcast Network, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 22.

[01/23/17 - 12:21 PM]
Series Premiere of "Hunted" Is the Season's Highest Rated New Series Debut in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 22.

[01/23/17 - 11:33 AM]
VH1's "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" Returns Monday, February 13 at 9PM ET/PT
Look for five additional episodes to roll out in successive weeks.

[01/23/17 - 11:10 AM]
Documentary "Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)," Chronicling the Band's Resilience in the Wake of the Paris Terror Attack, Debuts Feb. 13 on HBO
The film explores the deep bonds between band co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, as well as the intense connection the band has always had with its devoted fans, which moved them to return to Paris to perform once again in February 2016.

[01/23/17 - 10:51 AM]
Refinery29 Announces the Return of Female-Focused Short Film Series Shatterbox Anthology, In Partnership with TNT
The Shatterbox Anthology series has become known for providing female filmmakers of all ages, levels of recognition, and years of experience, the opportunity to bring their stories and directorial visions to life.







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[02/20/17 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Night in Demos
The Alphabet wins the evening among adults 18-49 with a modest 0.9 average rating.

[02/19/17 - 08:07 PM]
Upcoming Episodes of "Big Little Lies," "Girls," "Crashing" Available for Early Streaming Next Friday
HBO's originals will be available in advance of Sunday's telecast against the Oscars.

[02/19/17 - 04:18 PM]
BBC America Announces "Blue Planet II" - Successor to Nature Series Phenomenon "Planet Earth II"
This brand new seven-part landmark nature series exploring the world's oceans, will be presented by world renowned broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

[02/19/17 - 08:32 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Race in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49
The Peacock's "SNL Vintage" tops the night in the key demographic.

[02/18/17 - 08:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Both Viewers, Demos
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" leads the night in each category.

[02/17/17 - 03:05 PM]
ABC Counts Down to Oscar(R) Sunday from Morning till Night with Special Episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Speechless," "Good Morning America" and "The Chew," Beginning Monday, February 20
On "Speechless": When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.

[02/17/17 - 02:37 PM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Live Following President Trump's Address to Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 28
Colbert will host from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York and welcome actress Lisa Kudrow and former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest as his guests.

[02/17/17 - 12:20 PM]
Nick Swisher Joins FOX Sports - 2009 World Series Champion and MLB All-Star Serves as Studio Analyst
Recently retired, Swisher, a fan-favorite with an infectious personality throughout his 12-year playing career, makes his 2017 debut on FS1's "MLB Whiparound" this April.

[02/17/17 - 11:09 AM]
TNT's "Animal Kingdom" Returns for Season 2 Tuesday, May 30
The second season has been expanded to 13 episodes, up from its 10-episode freshman run.

[02/17/17 - 10:31 AM]
The Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Are Revealed on "MasterChef Junior"
Throughout this season, the juniors will face a wide array of exciting new challenges, including one served up by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

[02/17/17 - 09:21 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Mid-Season Premiere Delivers 15.9 Million Total Viewers
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 12.

[02/17/17 - 09:01 AM]
TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Is #1 in Late Night Among Young Adults in 2017
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[02/17/17 - 08:37 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Stream First Ever Live Boxing Event on Twitter with Broner vs. Grandos, Live on Saturday, Feb. 18
The unique collaboration with Twitter is an extension of the Showtime Free Preview Weekend during which the premium network will be available to more than 73 million television households nationwide from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20.

[02/17/17 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Demo Win Streak
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week.

[02/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kevin Smith brings "Sam & Twitch" to BBC America; Retta tapped for "Good Girls" at NBC; and Jonathan Krisel to helm "Ghosted" at FOX.