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[07/25/18 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 25
Updates include: BET cancels "The Rundown with Robin Thede"; Chris Hardwick cleared to return to AMC's "Talking Dead"; and HBO greenlights "Deadwood" movie and other TCA Press Tour news.

[07/25/18 - 09:50 PM]
"Meteor Garden" Coming to the World - The Mandarin Series to Be Available from July 27
The series was scripted, directed, and produced by multi-talented showrunner Angie Chai.

[07/25/18 - 04:01 PM]
It's Official! Netflix Greenlights "Locke & Key" for 10 Episode Series
Netflix is redeveloping the scripts and re-casting the new series.

[07/25/18 - 03:08 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights "Inside the Internet: 50 Years of Life Online" and "1989: The Year That Made the Modern World" to Lead Into Upcoming Limited Series, "Valley of the Boom"
These documentaries will take an in-depth look at these transformative moments, offering more insight to the true story behind the mini-series.

[07/25/18 - 03:07 PM]
National Geographic Taps Emmy Award-Winning Composers to Score Upcoming Scripted Series "Valley of the Boom" from Matthew Carnahan and Executive Producer Arianna Huffington
The limited series, set to premiere this winter, charts the meteoric rise and cataclysmic burst of the dot-com bubble.

[07/25/18 - 03:06 PM]
Fan Favorite Hit Series "Life Below Zero" Celebrates 100th Episode Milestone in New Season Return
The 100th episode will be commemorated on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, with a full-day marathon featuring the most popular episodes.

[07/25/18 - 03:05 PM]
Bear Grylls Tapped as Host for National Geographic's "Hostile Planet" - An Unflinching Look at the Volatility of Mother Nature and the Resilient Animals That Survive Earth's Most Extreme Habitats
From Plimsoll Productions, the series draws attention to the most extraordinary - almost supernatural - accounts of animals that have conformed to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs.

[07/25/18 - 03:04 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights New Global Documentary Series "The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum" (W.T.)
The 12-part series from National Geographic Studios, taps into curiosity seeker Goldblum as he embarks on a journey across the globe to uncover the extraordinary stories behind the world's most "ordinary" things.

[07/25/18 - 03:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Picks Up Second Season of "One Strange Rock" from Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root's Nutopia
The second season will begin production this fall.

[07/25/18 - 03:02 PM]
National Geographic and Gordon Ramsay Partner on New Series, "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted"
Produced by his own Studio Ramsay, the celebrated chef will embark on anthropology-through-cuisine expeditions to unearth the most incredible people, places and flavors the world has to offer.

[07/25/18 - 03:01 PM]
Golden Globe and Emmy(R) Award Winner Julianna Margulies Tapped for National Geographic Scripted Series "The Hot Zone"
The new series will be produced by Lynda Obst Productions, Scott Free Productions, Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson, Jeff Vintar and Fox 21 Television Studios.

[07/25/18 - 02:17 PM]
MTV's "Too Stupid to Die" Premieres Tuesday, August 21st at 10PM ET/PT
The highly anticipated series, developed with Zach Holmes, the online sensation and daredevil who was banned by YouTube, will feature bizarre pranks, hilarious antics and outrageous stunts.

[07/25/18 - 12:46 PM]
Veteran Treasuer Hunters Embark on Deadly Expedition to Unearth Two Billion Dollar Treasure on All-New Season of Discovery Channel's "Treasure Quest"
This season, veteran treasure hunter Shawn Cowles, tech specialist Jeremy Whalen, and demolitions expert Jack Peters set out to Bolivia in search of the biggest land find treasure in history - the legendary Sacambaya Treasure, reportedly worth two billion dollars.

[07/25/18 - 12:01 PM]
Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo Join Ava DuVernay's "Central Park" Crime Drama
Based on a true story that gripped the country, "Central Park Five" will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

[07/25/18 - 10:36 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Reels in Famed Bass Fisherman Mike Iaconelli for New Urban Fishing Series "Fish My City with Mike Iaconelli"
The six-part series follows award-winning professional bass fisherman and TV personality Mike "Ike" Iaconelli on his global search for the world's most iconic fish living alongside some of the world's busiest concrete jungles.

[07/25/18 - 09:39 AM]
Video: Invest in the Byrdes - Watch the "Ozark" Season 1 Recap
Join Ruth (Julia Garner) as she gives her imprisoned father a glimpse into everything he missed out on last season when the dangerous Byrdes landed at the lake in this new recap video.

[07/25/18 - 09:13 AM]
"Narcos" Star Wagner Moura to Play Famed UN Diplomat in Netflix Biopic
The untitled film tells the true story of Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura), a Brazilian-born UN diplomat.

[07/25/18 - 09:08 AM]
"Esme & Roy," The First New Animated Series from the Makers of "Sesame Street" in More Than a Decade, Debuts Saturday, Aug. 18 on HBO in the U.S.
The show follows a young girl, Esme, and her best monster friend, Roy, on their adventures as the best monster babysitters in Monsterdale.

[07/25/18 - 09:07 AM]
"Drew Michael," The Comedian's First HBO Special, Debuts Aug. 25
Jerrod Carmichael, who has starred in two specials of his own on the network, directs.

[07/25/18 - 09:06 AM]
"Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo" Debuts Saturday, Oct. 6 on HBO
Taped before a sold-out audience at the Eventim Apollo in London, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return to HBO to perform their classics and new original songs.

[07/25/18 - 09:05 AM]
HBO, Rai Fiction and TIMVISION Series "My Brilliant Friend," Directed by Saverio Costanzo, Debuts This Fall
Casting for the show took place over a period of eight months, with almost 9,000 children and 500 adults from all over Campania auditioning.

[07/25/18 - 09:04 AM]
"Jane Fonda in Five Acts," The Story of the Cultural Icon, Debuts Sept. 24 on HBO
The documentary draws on 21 hours of interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly about her life and her missteps.

[07/25/18 - 09:03 AM]
Comedy Series "Camping," Starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant and Executive Produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, Debuts Oct. 14, Exclusively on HBO
The project is based on the British series of the same name created by Julia Davis and produced by Baby Cow Productions.

[07/25/18 - 09:02 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2018
"Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age" kicks things off on Monday, September 10.

[07/25/18 - 09:01 AM]
HBO Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Returns for Second Season Sept. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Resuming five years after the culmination of the first season, "The Deuce" returns to the world of 1977, capturing the Times Square area of midtown New York at its most garish and volatile.

[07/25/18 - 08:43 AM]
Food Network Is Serving Up Buzz-Worthy Culinary Trends, Recipes, and Food Hacks on New Daytime Series "Let's Eat"
From flavorful dishes, to popular restaurant trends, and to the latest food fads captivating social media, Brandi Milloy, Stuart O'Keeffe, and Jamika Pessoa are breaking it all down on new daytime series.

[07/25/18 - 08:18 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping NBC, "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/25/18 - 08:16 AM]
Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Prince Royce, Rosario Dawson and Javier Munoz Guest Star in "Elena of Avalor" TV Movie
Gina Rodriguez and Prince Royce guest star as twin sirenas, Princess Marisa and Prince Marzel.

[07/25/18 - 08:00 AM]
The Kennedy Center Announces Its Honorees for 2018
CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 41 years ago.

[07/25/18 - 07:48 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "Paradise PD" Premieres August 31 on Netflix
From Roger Black and Waco O'Guin comes an outrageous 10-episode adult animated comedy about a backwater Southern-fried, small-town police department.

[07/25/18 - 06:32 AM]
"Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest" Debuts August 31 on Netflix
Tiki Barber and CM Punk will host the latest installment for the United States.

[07/25/18 - 05:26 AM]
Weigel Broadcasting Co. to Launch New "Start TV" Network in Association with CBS Television Stations
"The Closer," "Medium," "The Good Wife," "Crossing Jordan," "Cold Case," "Profiler" and "The Division" are among the featured series.

[07/24/18 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 24
Updates include: Ally Sheedy, Matthew Morrison to visit Showtime's "SMILF"; Rob Morgan to recur on "This Is Us"; and comedian Tim Dillon to star in pilot for Comedy Central.

[07/24/18 - 04:31 PM]
Freeform Greenlights Pilot from "The Americans" Duo
"Breckman Rodeo" (working title) is an ensemble drama about a group of young rodeo riders in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

[07/24/18 - 02:48 PM]
MTV to Premiere New Season of "Ridiculousness" on August 5th at 8PM ET/PT
Special guests this season include Olympic athletes Adam Rippon, Chloe Kim and Laurie Hernandez, pop-rap duo Jack & Jack, "Wild 'N Out" star Justina Valentina and more.

[07/24/18 - 02:41 PM]
FX Orders The Untitled "Fosse/Verdon" Limited Series
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams will star in the project, which tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

[07/24/18 - 02:19 PM]
Netflix Orders New Series from Marc Webb and Chris Keyser
The series follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents.

[07/24/18 - 02:04 PM]
TBS Sets August 7 for Hit Deserted-Island Comedy "Wrecked" Season 3
This season, the Wrecked gang find themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious billionaire's private island where they're forced to hunt each other to the death in a basic-cable battle royale.

[07/24/18 - 12:57 PM]
Travel Channel Greenlights "Ghost Hunt Live" (wt) Featuring the Tennessee Wraith Chasers
Comprised of 10 hour-long live episodes, the series is slated to premiere this fall.

[07/24/18 - 11:34 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Second Season of "Yellowstone" Starring Kevin Costner and from Writer/Producer/Director Taylor Sheridan
The season one finale bows Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c, with season two premiering next year.

[07/24/18 - 11:00 AM]
Meghan Trainor to Perform at "Teen Choice 2018"
Plus: nominees Chris Pratt, Olivia Holt, Lauren Jauregui and Anna Kendrick are scheduled to appear.

[07/24/18 - 11:00 AM]
Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and General Colin Powell to Guest Star on the Fifth Season Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Sunday, Oct. 7 on CBS
They filmed their scenes on Wednesday, July 11, during the first week of production of the critically acclaimed series' upcoming season.

[07/24/18 - 10:36 AM]
Family Unlike Any Other Returns to the Bush in All-New Season of Discovery Channel's Top-Rated Series "Alaskan Bush People"
The new season premieres Sunday, August 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[07/24/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: OWN Releases the Highly Anticipated Season Three Trailer for Hit Megachurch Drama "Greenleaf"
The third season will premiere on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c each night.

[07/24/18 - 10:05 AM]
Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus and Emmy Award Winner Alex Rudzinski Are Ready to Rock as Directors for NBC's "Hair Live!"
"Hair Live!" is set for broadcast on Sunday, May 19, 2019 before a live audience.

[07/24/18 - 10:05 AM]
Video: Teaser - Hulu Original "The First"
All eight episodes of "The First" debut on Friday, September 14, only on Hulu.

[07/24/18 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Signs Emmy(R) Award Winner Lena Waithe to First-Look Deal
She both writes and produces through her company Hillman Grad Productions.

[07/24/18 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2018-19 Season
"Dancing with the Stars" and "The Good Doctor" will kick things off on Monday, September 24.

[07/24/18 - 09:05 AM]
Ovation TV Sets Premiere Date for Third and Final Season of "X Company"
The 10-episode swan song launches Monday, August 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/24/18 - 08:17 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Bachelorette" Victory
ABC wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.







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[09/19/18 - 11:15 AM]
FX Orders Third Season of "Snowfall"
The third season will premiere on FX in 2019.

[09/19/18 - 10:04 AM]
OWN Announces Fourth Season Renewal of Hit Megachurch Drama "Greenleaf" from Lionsgate
The announcement comes as the acclaimed drama delivered a season high in its Wednesday time period with more than 2.3 million viewers and a 1.90 rating in the network's key women 25-54 demo.

[09/19/18 - 10:02 AM]
Gearheads Put Their Motor Knowledge to the Test in Discovery's All-New Game Show "Brake Room" Hosted by Comedian Nick Stevens
Comedian and unapologetic Boston sports nut Nick Stevens hosts the series and pits gearheads against each other to test their motor knowledge in the hopes of winning the alluring "mystery box."

[09/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS' "Murphy Brown" to Debut with a Special Extended Episode, Thursday, Sept. 27, 9:30-10:05 PM
To make room, the second season premiere of "S.W.A.T." will air 10:05-11:05 PM, ET/PT.

[09/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
Amazon Studios Signs Overall Deal with Emmy Award-Winning Producer and Director Reed Morano
Morano made history by being the first woman to ever win the Emmy and DGA Award in the same year for a dramatic series - both for her work on "The Handmaid's Tale" and was the first woman to win an Emmy in the Drama series category in 22 years.

[09/19/18 - 09:16 AM]
Comedy Special "Flight of the Conchords: Live in London" Debuts Oct. 6
The HBO special was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and features the Conchords performing songs from their recent "Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour."

[09/19/18 - 09:00 AM]
TBS Sets October 23 Premiere Date for Season Two of 2017's #1 New Cable Comedy "The Guest Book"
New series regulars include Jimmy Tatro, Kimiko Glenn and Dan Beirne.

[09/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates Another Tuesday with "Got Talent"
The penultimate episode of this summer's edition easily wins the night in all categories.

[09/19/18 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Terrifying New Trailer for "The Haunting of Hill House"
A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's iconic novel, "The Haunting of Hill House" explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.

[09/19/18 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer & Key Art for "Shirkers"
"Shirkers" was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique - or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona.

[09/19/18 - 06:31 AM]
Music Superstars Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla $ign to Perform at the "2018 American Music Awards"
Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the "2018 American Music Awards," the world's largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[09/19/18 - 06:00 AM]
"The Kelly Clarkson Show" Sold to the NBC Owned Television Station Group
The 11 NBC owned stations can be viewed in nearly 30% of U.S. households.

[09/18/18 - 03:31 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 17.

[09/18/18 - 12:45 PM]
School Is Back in Session: Freeform's Hit Comedy "grown-ish" Begins Production on Season Two in Los Angeles
Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey, real-life sisters who starred as twins and the sporty-savants Jazz Forster and Sky Forster, have been upped to series regulars.

[09/18/18 - 11:56 AM]
Velocity Ups the Ante with "Barrett-Jackson Live" from Las Vegas
Veterans Chris Jacobs, Cristy Lee, Mike Joy, Steve Magnante and Rick DeBruhl return to provide fascinating, in-depth information about each of the timeless vehicles on the grounds and on the auction block.