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[07/28/18 - 03:24 PM]
AMC Green Lights First Multi-Platform Series "Dispatches from Elsewhere" by Jason Segel
"Dispatches From Elsewhere" is about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life.

[07/28/18 - 03:23 PM]
AMC Announces Le Carre Spy Thriller "The Little Drummer Girl" to Air in November
Plus: look for "AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror" beginning October 14.

[07/28/18 - 03:22 PM]
Sundance Now to Expand Its Offerings with the Launch of Original Scripted Podcast "Exeter" Starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ray McKinnon
"Exeter" is a gripping crime mystery that follows a veteran detective, Colleen Clayton (Jeanne Tripplehorn), as she is forced to reconcile the errors of a past case when a woman she convicted of murder is exonerated after 10 years in prison.

[07/28/18 - 03:21 PM]
AMC Renews Popular Original Series "Better Call Saul," "Fear the Walking Dead" and "McMafia"
"In an environment where viewer choice is almost unlimited, the success of these shows is especially meaningful, with characters and stories that our viewers connect with and return to season after season," said David Madden.

[07/28/18 - 03:20 PM]
SundanceTV and Sundance Now Unveil Fall 2018 Programming Slate, Featuring a Diverse Array of Thrilling Dramas and Compelling True Crime Docu-Series
"Deutschland 86" (Thursday, October 25) and "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" (Saturday, November 17) are among the projects on tap.

[07/28/18 - 02:49 PM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights Comedy Series "Upload" Created and Written by Emmy Award-Winner Greg Daniels
"Upload" is a sci-fi sitcom that takes place in the near future, where people who are near death can be "uploaded" into a virtual afterlife of their choice.

[07/28/18 - 02:48 PM]
Amazon Prime Video Sets October 12 Debut for "The Romanoffs" an Original Anthology Series from Nine-Time Emmy Winner Matthew Weiner
In addition, a new teaser was released revealing the extraordinary line-up of guest stars featured in the series.

[07/28/18 - 02:47 PM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights Series "The Expatriates" from Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films
Set against the sensational backdrop of "The Vertical City" of Hong Kong, "The Expatriates" is a drama series that explores the vibrant lives of a close-knit expatriate community.

[07/28/18 - 02:46 PM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights Two Season Order of Horror Event Series "THEM" from Executive Producer Lena Waithe, Executive Producer and Writer Little Marvin and Vertigo Prime
In "THEM: Covenant," set in 1953, Alfred and Lucky Emory decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood.

[07/28/18 - 02:45 PM]
Amazon Studios Partners with the Renowned Russo Brothers' AGBO Studios on a Groundbreaking Global Television Franchise
While the creative is under wraps, the origin mothership series will function as a fire-starter to ignite the creation of multiple original local language and local production series.

[07/28/18 - 02:44 PM]
JD Payne and Patrick McKay to Develop "The Lord of the Rings" Original Series for Amazon Studios
The duo said: "We feel like Frodo, setting out from the Shire, with a great responsibility in our care - it is the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime."

[07/28/18 - 11:10 AM]
Video: Starz Announces Casting for "Vida" Season Two and Drops New "America to Me" Key Art and Official Trailer for "Warriors of Liberty City"
Roberta Colindrez will be joining the cast of "Vida" as a new series regular in an expanded 10-episode second season.

[07/28/18 - 08:08 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Adults 18-49 Honors
"20/20" and "Dateline NBC" help lead the night in the key demographic.

[07/27/18 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 27
Updates include: Maggie Lawson to recur on FOX's "Lethal Weapon"; Kenya Barris confirms exit from ABC Studios; and Apple eyes TV series based on Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits."

[07/27/18 - 11:45 AM]
YouTube Announces Fall 2018 Slate and 2019 Projects
Since the launch of YouTube Originals in 2015, Original content has been viewed more than 650 million times.

[07/27/18 - 11:44 AM]
Discovery Channel Dives Into Shark Week's 30th Anniversary as Sunday's #1 Network on Television Across M25-54, P/M18-49, and P/M18-34
Discovery further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 22.

[07/27/18 - 10:07 AM]
Statement from CBS Independent Directors Regarding The New Yorker
"All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously," said the statement. "The Independent Directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the Company's clear policies in that regard."

[07/27/18 - 10:00 AM]
"Marvel's Runaways" to Air Broadcast Debut of Season 1 Premiere on Freeform
"Marvel's Runaways" will air an encore presentation of its first season premiere on Thursday, August 2, following the season finale of "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger."

[07/27/18 - 09:30 AM]
Nickelodeon Gives Second-Season Greenlight to "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Also announced today is the renewal of four Nickelodeon hits including: "Henry Danger"; "Knight Squad"; "The Dude Perfect Show"; and "Hunter Street."

[07/27/18 - 09:10 AM]
AT&T Audience Network Unveils Expanded Programming Slate
"Condor" will return for a second season; "You Me Her" set for a fourth and fifth season; and "Loudermilk" to premiere season two on October 16.

[07/27/18 - 09:06 AM]
Netflix Renews "Altered Carbon" for Second Season with Anthony Mackie starring as Takeshi Kovacs
The streaming service has ordered eight additional episodes from Skydance Television.

[07/27/18 - 09:00 AM]
Paul Buccieri Named President of A+E Networks Group
The announcement was made by Steven R. Swartz, president and CEO of Hearst, and Ben Sherwood, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney-ABC Television.

[07/27/18 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with FOX
The Eye's "Big Brother" tops the charts among adults 18-49.

[07/27/18 - 08:02 AM]
"CMA Fest" Hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini Premieres Wednesday, Aug. 8, on The ABC Television Network
The three-hour prime-time special broadcasts for its 15th straight year with Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini returning as hosts, bringing Country Music's Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience.

[07/26/18 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 26
Updates include: Cody Fern cast in "American Horror Story: Apocalypse"; John Cleese to visit ABC's "Speechless"; and Danielle Macdonald latest bound for Netflix's "Unbelievable."

[07/26/18 - 09:42 PM]
Hallmark Movies Now Developing First Original Series, "When Hope Calls" (wt), Spin-Off of Hallmark Channel's Beloved Series "When Calls the Heart"
Crown Media Family Networks' first-ever streaming series is in development to premiere in 2019 on the company's SVOD subscription service, Hallmark Movies Now.

[07/26/18 - 09:41 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces All-New Programming for Holiday 2018
In November and December, the network will gift viewers with its holiday programming event "Miracles of Christmas," featuring 12 compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas.

[07/26/18 - 09:40 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces Development Deal with Emmy(R) Award-Winning Actress Susan Lucci for Mystery Movie on the Network
The mystery movie, in which Lucci will star and executive produce, is based on the novel "Charley's Web" by Joy Fielding.

[07/26/18 - 09:39 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces Development Deal with "The Millionaire Matchmaker(R)" Patti Sanger for "The Matchmaker Mysteries" Starring Danica McKellar
McKellar will star as Patricia Sill, a professional matchmaker with a keen understanding of human nature that allows her to assess the lovelorn and successfully bring them together.

[07/26/18 - 09:38 PM]
Hallmark Channel Continues the Magic and Orders Season Five of Its Hit, Original Primetime Series "Good Witch"
Based on the "The Good Witch" movie franchise that celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and was the most successful in the network's history, the series stars Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton.

[07/26/18 - 09:37 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces All-New Programming Every Weekend of 2018
The network's highly rated "Countdown to Christmas" franchise features 22 movies, including network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler.

[07/26/18 - 09:36 PM]
Hallmark Channel Gets into the Holiday Spirit with "Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas" During Countdown to Christmas 2018
Punctuated by musical performances, the special will feature a personal touch as Grant shares favorite family holiday memories.

[07/26/18 - 09:35 PM]
Hallmark Channel Partners with Executive Producer Candace Cameron Bure to Celebrate "Christmas in America" During Countdown to Christmas 2018
The special will feature footage of people from every corner of the country and all walks of life as they ring in the season and show their Christmas spirit.

[07/26/18 - 09:34 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Daytime Emmy(R) Nominated Lifestyle Series "Home & Family" Announces New Co-Host Cameron Mathison
"Home & Family" returns for season seven this September on Hallmark Channel.

[07/26/18 - 09:33 PM]
Hallmark Channel Names Rebecca Romijn as Ambassador of Network's Corporate Pet Initiative, "Adoption Ever After"
The network's corporate pet initiative, Adoption Ever After, is committed to educating the public about the many rewards of pet adoption in hopes of inspiring viewers to open their homes and hearts to shelter pets.

[07/26/18 - 09:32 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks Announces Hallmark Publishing to Release Original Fiction Novels
"Our goal is to bring Hallmark's unique and distinctive point of view to fiction, providing more choices for readers who want stories with positive values and happy-ever-after endings," said Stacey Donovan.

[07/26/18 - 09:31 PM]
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Increase Production on Original Specials
The robust slate of original specials includes previews for seasonal franchises, hosted by fan-favorite talent, giving the audience an exclusive sneak-peek at upcoming original movie premieres for programming events.

[07/26/18 - 02:48 PM]
Returning HGTV Series for July 2018 Through January 2019
Look for new seasons of "Property Brothers," "Flip or Flop Atlanta" and "My Lottery Dream Home" in the coming months.

[07/26/18 - 02:47 PM]
Boldface Names and Emerging Stars Heat Up HGTV Summer/Fall 2018 Programming Slate
With nine new series slated to premiere in the next six months, HGTV continues to cultivate a cadre of stars who are destined to join such super fan favorites as Jonathan and Drew Scott, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, Hilary Farr and David Visentin, and Chip and Joanna Gaines.

[07/26/18 - 02:46 PM]
All-New Series "Amanda to the Rescue" Premieres on Animal Planet October 28 at 9PM ET/PT
With a joy and passion larger than life, Amanda Giese treats the seemingly hopeless animals in her Washington state home, primarily focusing on dogs that others have given up on.

[07/26/18 - 02:45 PM]
Academy Award(R)-Winning Filmmaker Barbara Kopple Teams with Investigation Discovery on the World Television Premiere of "A Murder in Mansfield"
The film chronicles Noreen Boyle's son Collier's journey for answers and peace in the aftermath of his mother's death nearly three decades ago.

[07/26/18 - 02:44 PM]
Investigation Discovery Premieres Explosive Three-Part Special Event, "Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery"
The cable channel's franchise returns on Sunday, August 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/18 - 02:06 PM]
Discovery Channel Greenlights Documentary "Cajun Navy" Highlighting Ordinary Heroes Putting Their Lives on the Line to Save Their Neighbors
"These are stories of neighbors helping neighbors, of people relying on each other, of communities overcoming devastating obstacles together," says Nancy Daniels.

[07/26/18 - 01:02 PM]
Netflix Options Phil Knight's Best Selling Memoir "Shoe Dog"
Five-time Academy Award nominated producer Frank Marshall will produce the film alongside Knight.

[07/26/18 - 12:52 PM]
Netflix Announces Irreverent Apocalypse Dramedy "Daybreak"
Based on the graphic novel by Brian Ralph, the subversive dark comedy finds 17 year old high school outcast Josh searching for his missing girlfriend Sam in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California.

[07/26/18 - 12:03 PM]
Oxygen Media Explores "The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers" - A New Six-Part Event Series Beginning Saturday, August 11 at 7PM ET/PT
This is the third installment of the hit "Disappearance of... " franchise, following the previous cases of Natalee Holloway and Maura Murray.

[07/26/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Official Trailer and Poster for Season Nine of the Network's No. 1 Comedy "Shameless"
Starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, "Shameless" is one of the network's longest-running and most successful series ever and attracts the youngest-skewing audience of any Showtime series.

[07/26/18 - 11:32 AM]
HBO Sports(R) and Uninterrupted Present "The Shop," Unscripted Series Debuting Tuesday, Aug. 28, Exclusively on HBO
The debut installment features LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Snoop Dogg, Odell Beckham Jr., Alvin Kamara, Draymond Green, Candace Parker and Jon Stewart.

[07/26/18 - 10:53 AM]
Lifetime Unveils Expanded Programming Slate with 75 Movie Titles for 2019
The cable channel also orders a second season for "You" plus two new spin-offs for "Married at First Sight."

[07/26/18 - 09:32 AM]
Showtime(R) Renews "The Affair" for a Fifth and Final Season
"We love the intimacy, the nuance and the emotional honesty of "The Affair's' subjective examination of both infidelity and fidelity," Gary Levine said.







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[10/19/19 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The network edges the competition among adults 18-49 while CBS remains the most-watched network.

[10/18/19 - 12:02 PM]
Emmy Award-Nominated "Making It" Hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Return to NBC Dec. 2 with a Craftworthy and Comedy-Filled New Season
"I'm so happy to be back in the barn for season two of 'Making It' with my pal Nick, where the Makers create masterpieces and everyone continues to aggressively like each other," Poehler said.

[10/18/19 - 12:00 PM]
Curtains Will Rise Again on a Second Season of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" on Disney+
Production on season two will resume early next year in Salt Lake City, Utah.

[10/18/19 - 10:30 AM]
FOX Entertainment Renews Animation Domination's Newest Entry, "Bless the Harts," for a Second Season
The half-hour animated comedy follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet.

[10/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
Ashanti Joins Lifetime's "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" Slate with New Holiday Movie
This holiday season Lifetime is decking your halls early with its largest holiday movie slate ever.

[10/18/19 - 09:59 AM]
HBO Max Picks Up "Expecting Amy" (wt) from Emmy(R) Award Winner Amy Schumer
The unfiltered documentary takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Schumer goes through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy while touring to prepare for a stand-up special.

[10/18/19 - 09:11 AM]
"Bill Burr Presents Jessica Kirson: Talking to Myself" - One Hour Stand-Up Special Premieres Friday, December 6 at Midnight ET/PT
Said installment is the third of three All Things Comedy produced specials previously announced by Comedy Central

[10/18/19 - 08:59 AM]
HBO Max Greenlights Lifestyle Docuseries "Brad & Gary Go To... " (wt)
The six-episode series will follow Hollywood power couple, Brad Goreski and Gary Janetti, as they go on a jet-setting culinary adventure around the globe, inspired by their Instagram stories.

[10/18/19 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Thursday Night Football" Cruise to Victory
The network dominates the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/18/19 - 03:16 AM]
Video: "We Are The Wave" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A group of teens pursue dreams of a better future, led by a new student who recruits four outsiders for the fight.

[10/18/19 - 02:41 AM]
Netflix Creates a Global Culture Moment, Brings Together King Khan and Legendary Conversationalist, David Letterman
The show will be presented as a stand alone special on October 25 and combines two interests for which Letterman is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor.

[10/17/19 - 08:42 PM]
Globe Studios and Netflix Partner Exclusively to Bring Filipino Film "Dead Kids" to Global Audiences
"Dead Kids" is a story based on true events, that touches on an exciting mix of friendship, coming-of-age, thriller, and crime rolled into one, societal eye-opening movie.

[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"
Bobby Cannavale, Brian Tyree Henry, Jean Smart and James Corden also star in the film.

[10/17/19 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Kerry Washington - "American Son" - Official Trailer - Netflix
It's 3am on a rainy night in South Florida, and mother Kendra Ellis-Connor (Kerry Washington) paces anxiously in a police station waiting room as she tries to piece together what may have happened to her missing son.