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[04/12/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 12
Updates include: NBC's "Bad Boys" TV spin-off gets a title; Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser locked in for "Mad About You" revival; and Vicky Jones's "Run" lands pilot order from HBO.

[04/12/18 - 02:34 PM]
USA Announces New Pilots from Sam Esmail, Peter Berg, Tim Kring & Denis Leary
"As the #1 cable entertainment network for a record 12 years in a row, USA Network delivers unmatched scale and momentum with a broad, diverse slate of programming," said Chris McCumber.

[04/12/18 - 02:28 PM]
Video: Showtime Debuts Official Trailer for Highly-Anticipated Documentary Series "The Fourth Estate"
Examining the inner workings of The New York Times during President Donald J. Trump's first year in office, the four-episode docu-series will be available across Showtime platforms including On Demand and streaming on Sunday, May 27.

[04/12/18 - 01:08 PM]
Oxygen Media Presents Two-Hour Special "The Turpin 13: Family Secrets Exposed" Hosted by Soledad O'Brien on Saturday, April 28 at 6PM ET/PT
The special will take viewers on a deep dive into the story surrounding the Turpin family and the parents, David and Louise, who have been charged with keeping their children shackled and starved within the four walls of their own Perris, California home.

[04/12/18 - 12:24 PM]
The Return of "Trading Spaces" Designs a Ratings Win for TLC
TLC further spins the numbers for Saturday, April 7.

[04/12/18 - 12:00 PM]
"Marvel's Jessica Jones" Has Been Renewed for a Third Season on Netflix
Season 2 launched globally on Netflix on International Women's Day, March 8, 2018.

[04/12/18 - 11:35 AM]
Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon Returns to the Showtime Hit Drama "Ray Donovan" as a Series Regular
Beginning production this month, the series has relocated from Los Angeles to New York City.

[04/12/18 - 11:22 AM]
"Claws" Returns on Sunday, June 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
"Claws" follows the rise of five treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

[04/12/18 - 11:03 AM]
New Whodunnit Unfolds in East Peck as Second Season of NBC's "Trial & Error: Lady, Killer" Debuts Thursday, July 19
The first season of "Trial & Error" is now available exclusively on the NBC App and Video on Demand.

[04/12/18 - 11:00 AM]
OWN's Record-Breaking Docu-Series "Black Love" Returns Saturday, May 12
Sterling K. Brown, Niecy Nash, Tina Knowles-Lawson, D.L. Hughley, Rev Run, Styles P, Grant Hill and Eddie George are among those featured in the new season.

[04/12/18 - 11:00 AM]
Comedy Central Inks First Look Television Deal with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson; Fifth and Final Season of "Broad City" Premieres in Early 2019
Three projects already in development at Comedy Central under the new deal include "Mall Town USA," "Platinum Status," and "Young Professionals."

[04/12/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces Comedian, Actor and Global Superstar Kevin Hart as Host of "TKO: Total Knock Out," The All-New Obstacle Course Competition from Mark Burnett and MGM Television
"This show is perfectly aligned with my global brand," said Kevin Hart. "The minute Mark Burnett pitched me, I got it and we decided to work together. This show has the potential to make me look tall."

[04/12/18 - 10:01 AM]
"Joe Pera Talks with You" Premieres May 20th on Adult Swim
A teacher (Joe Pera) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula explores subject matters such as pancakes, blueberries, eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, English muffins, coffee, orange juice, maple syrup, waffles, cornbread, and strawberries.

[04/12/18 - 10:00 AM]
Video: She's Back! Get Your First Look at Kristin Cavallari's New Show "Very Cavallari" Coming to E! This Summer
This season on "Very Cavallari," Kristin is making Nashville the headquarters of her rapidly expanding fashion and lifestyle brand, Uncommon James.

[04/12/18 - 09:35 AM]
HBO Renews Comedy Series "Barry" and "Silicon Valley"
"We're thrilled that these two smart, funny shows are returning for another season," said Amy Gravitt.

[04/12/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" - Official Trailer - Amazon Kids
The world-famous talking moose and flying squirrel are back in the all-new series, due May 11 on Prime Video.

[04/12/18 - 09:10 AM]
Martin Scorsese Brings "SCTV" Comedy Special to Netflix
Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former "SCTV" co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience.

[04/12/18 - 09:01 AM]
FX Strikes a "Pose" on June 3rd for Its New Dance Musical Series from Co-Creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals
Set in the 1980s, "Pose" explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

[04/12/18 - 09:01 AM]
ABC Announces Season Finale Dates
Highlights include the end dates for "Once Upon a Time" and "The Middle."

[04/12/18 - 09:00 AM]
AT&T Audience Network Orders Another Round of the Critically Acclaimed Original Comedy Series "Loudermilk"
Production for the 10 half-hour episodes are scheduled to begin this July in Vancouver with the premiere launching in the fall.

[04/12/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Rises in FOX's Latest Demo Victory
CBS however is still the most-watched broadcaster last night.

[04/12/18 - 08:06 AM]
James Norton Returns in 4th Season of "Grantchester"
These will be the final episodes for Norton's character Sidney Chambers, the charismatic, jazz-loving vicar who has captured the hearts of millions of viewers.

[04/12/18 - 08:05 AM]
Sundance Now Announces the Exclusive U.S. Premiere of an Original, Thought-Provoking Documentary Collection: "Take 5: The Shadow of ISIS"
The groundbreaking documentary collection will focus on ISIS and its impact on the lives of civilians, those who are fighting it and those who are a part of it.

[04/12/18 - 08:00 AM]
Video: The Robinsons Reveal What It Takes to Venture Into Space - Netflix's "Lost in Space" Launches April 13
Mina Sundwall (Penny Robinson), Molly Parker (Maureen Robinson), Taylor Russell (Judy Robinson) and Parker Posey (Dr. Smith) reveal why anything is possible for their characters.

[04/11/18 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 11
Updates include: BET gives series orders to three scripted projects; Peyton List, Wayne Brady among those bound for USA's "Colony"; and Tig Notaro to visit "Star Trek: Discovery."

[04/11/18 - 02:36 PM]
2018 "Monday Night Football" Preseason Schedule
ESPN's 2018 preseason action kicks off Thursday, August 16, when the New York Jets and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater visit the Washington Redskins, led by new quarterback Alex Smith, at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/11/18 - 02:32 PM]
TBS Announces Additional Rap Battlers for the Return of "Drop the Mic"
As previously announced, the series returns this Sunday, April 15 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[04/11/18 - 02:30 PM]
2018 Preseason Schedule Announced
The NFL has finalized its 65-game 2018 preseason schedule, which includes a slate of eight nationally-televised games, the league announced today.

[04/11/18 - 01:54 PM]
"Misfit Garage" Gets Wheels Turning in Brand-New Season Premiering Wednesday, May 2 on Discovery
This season the team takes on their most ambitious build yet in hopes of improving their reputation, but with their usual antics and a team member's departure, the crew at Fired Up Garage must put everything on the line for success.

[04/11/18 - 12:45 PM]
Spring Break Event Episodes of Disney Channel's "Stuck in the Middle" and "Bizaardvark" Claim Friday's Top 2 Telecasts in Key Kids Demos
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, April 6.

[04/11/18 - 12:13 PM]
Bravo Media Expands to Seven Nights a Week of Original Programming Beginning Fall 2018
The network confirms new seasons for: "Vanderpump Rules," "Married to Medicine," "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," "Don't Be Tardy," "Flipping Out," "Shahs of Sunset," "Southern Charm Savannah," "Million Dollar Listing New York" and "The Real Housewives" of Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Orange County, New Jersey and Dallas.

[04/11/18 - 12:00 PM]
ABC's "Roseanne" Marathon, Four Back-to-Back Episodes, Set for April 24; Immediately Following, an Original Episode of ABC's "Deception" Kicks Off a Two-Night Event
Part two airs Sunday, April 29 at 10:00/9:00c, its regular time period.

[04/11/18 - 11:31 AM]
"Keep It Brockmire" in Your Own Closet - IFC Releases Line of Original Brockmire Merchandise
Brockmire premieres on IFC Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00/9:00c, with eight episodes airing weekly.

[04/11/18 - 11:01 AM]
Terrence Howard to Host All-New Special "Terrence Howard's Fright Club" Thursday, May 24, on FOX
The thrilling, one-hour event follows Howard's biggest fans on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, in which nothing is quite as it seems.

[04/11/18 - 10:32 AM]
Discovery Channel Answers Car Owners' Burning Question in All-New Series "Sticker Shock"
From dad's old pickup to souped up hot rods, this series has it all, and host Dennis Pittsenbarger and our team of expert appraisers are ready to uncover their value.

[04/11/18 - 10:03 AM]
Suspense-Horror Series "Outcast," From Robert Kirkman, Returns for Second Season July 20 on Cinemax
Patrick Fugit stars as Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life.

[04/11/18 - 10:02 AM]
A&E Network Presents the Two-Night Definitive "Biography" Special Event "Gotti: Godfather & Son" Premiering Saturday, June 9 at 10PM ET/PT
The narrative spine of the documentary is never-before-seen segments from a 90-minute video of the last visit between a dying John Gotti Sr. and his son at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO.

[04/11/18 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Picnic at Hanging Rock" - Official Trailer - Prime Video
"Picnic at Hanging Rock" is based on the timeless Australian novel by Joan Lindsay and starring Natalie Dormer, with all six episodes of the mini-series available to stream on May 25.

[04/11/18 - 09:53 AM]
CNN Adds Six New Original Series to 2019 Slate
The network has also renewed "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown," "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell," "This is Life with Lisa Ling," and "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies."

[04/11/18 - 09:31 AM]
Sacha Baron Cohen Has Been Cast as Eli Cohen in "The Spy" on Netflix
The six-episode limited series explores Cohen's role as a spy for Israel in Syria in the early 1960s.

[04/11/18 - 09:30 AM]
Music Culture Meets Multiculture as Fuse Media Unveils New Line-Up for the 2018-19 Upfront
The seven new and 10 returning series feature a range of talent, both established and rising stars - from Wilmer Valderrama and T-Pain to hip-hop magician Tomas B. De la Cruz, Jr. (a.k.a. Smoothini) - and tap into the values and passions that are most important to this audience.

[04/11/18 - 09:10 AM]
"The Break with Michelle Wolf" Comes to Netflix on May 27
Wolf will also be hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, April 28.

[04/11/18 - 09:00 AM]
Disney Junior Delivers a Bundle of Joy with a Greenlight for the New Original Animated Series "T.O.T.S."
The heartfelt animated comedy follows the hilarious adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transfer Service (T.O.T.S.).

[04/11/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Roseanne" Take Home Demo Crown
The revival's latest episode is also the night's most-watched program.

[04/11/18 - 07:33 AM]
Video: Trailer - "Bobby Kennedy for President" - Launches on Netflix April 27
The eye-opening and transformative four-part documentary series Bobby Kennedy for President utilizes rare and never-before-seen archival footage to transport us to a turbulent and dynamic era, letting Bobby's voice and viewpoint be the guiding force.

[04/11/18 - 07:06 AM]
Craftsman Clint Harp Reimagines Spaces with Custom Builds in DIY Network's "Wood Work" Premiering May 9
During the six-episode series, premiering Wednesday, May 9, Clint and his team of talented woodworkers and craftsmen will search for vintage lumber in salvage yards, old barns and from Clint's private stash of wood to build beautiful custom pieces.

[04/11/18 - 06:49 AM]
Rickie Fowler and NBC Sports Group Collaborate on Four-Part Docu-Series "Driven: Oklahoma State Cowboys," Premiering Monday, May 7 on Golf Channel
NBC Sports will showcase Driven across its networks: with the first three premieres airing on Golf Channel (Mondays: May 7, 14, and 21), encores airing on NBCSN, and the finale on NBC, Saturday, June 16.

[04/11/18 - 06:32 AM]
For First Time NBC's "The Voice" Begins Its Live Competition on Three Consecutive Nights, Starting Monday, April 16
The Live Playoffs round of the four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series begins Monday, April 16 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) and continues Tuesday, April 17 (8-9 p.m.) and Wednesday, April 18 (8-9 p.m.).

[04/11/18 - 06:30 AM]
"53rd Academy of Country Music Awards" Can't-Miss Collaborations Announced
Toby Keith and Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi, and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson are among those featured.

[04/11/18 - 04:55 AM]
NBC Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of the Ultimate Transatlantic Fairy Tale in "Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan" on May 16
The hourlong special, hosted by "Today" co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, will give viewers an exclusive and unprecedented glimpse into the fairy tale romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that has captured the imagination and hearts of everyone around the world.







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[10/19/19 - 08:32 AM]
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[10/18/19 - 11:34 PM]
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[10/18/19 - 09:59 AM]
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[10/18/19 - 08:59 AM]
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[10/18/19 - 03:16 AM]
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