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[02/01/19 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 1
Updates include: Netflix cancels "Travelers" after three seasons; The CW orders pilot for "Glamorous"; and Amber Ruffin to lead "Village Gazette" at NBC.

[02/01/19 - 11:07 AM]
NBC Set to "Bring the Funny" with Powerhouse Judges Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy and Host Amanda Seales on Groundbreaking New Comedy Competition Series
The series will feature the world's best comedic acts and, for the first time on television, embrace every style of comedy performance in one competition.

[02/01/19 - 10:51 AM]
Animal Planet Takes Audiences Behind the Scenes at the Georgia Aquarium in All-New Series "The Aquarium" (wt)
Georgia Aquarium, which plays a crucial role in aquatic conservation throughout the world, opens its doors to allow Animal Planet's cameras unprecedented access to the inner-workings of the Western Hemisphere's largest aquarium.

[02/01/19 - 10:25 AM]
PBS Announces That Ken Burns's "Country Music" Will Premiere September 15, 2019 on PBS
The eight-part, 16-hour film premieres Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 18, and Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25.

[02/01/19 - 09:56 AM]
PBS and Ryman Auditorium Announce "Country Music: Live at the Ryman, a Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns" Set for March 27
Burns will host the evening, which will feature performances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee, Kathy Mattea, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Asleep at the Wheel, Holly Williams and Dwight Yoakam.

[02/01/19 - 09:52 AM]
"College Behind Bars" to Air on PBS in November 2019
The four-hour series directed and produced by Lynn Novick and produced by longtime collaborator Sarah Botstein.

[02/01/19 - 09:51 AM]
How Do Today's Top Stories Connect to the Past? New Weekly Series "Retro Report" on PBS Provides Historical Context to Today's Headlines
The weekly one-hour magazine format program will be hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani and featuring New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz.

[02/01/19 - 09:50 AM]
"No Passport Required" with Marcus Samuelsson Returns for Second Season on PBS
Once again, Marcus will explore six different American cities, visiting with both professional chefs and home cooks, for an in-depth look at the rich diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisines woven into American food and culture.

[02/01/19 - 09:49 AM]
PBS and Smithsonian Channel(TM) to Unveil the Extraordinary Evolution of Iconic Animals in "When Whales Walked: A Deep Time Journey" (w.t)
The two-hour film traces the evolutionary secrets of some of the world's most majestic creatures.

[02/01/19 - 09:30 AM]
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Concert Special to Air Immediately Following the Series Finale on April 5
Rachel Bloom and the cast of the critically acclaimed series will perform live versions of fan-favorite songs along with incredible staging, multimedia visuals and a live band and orchestra.

[02/01/19 - 09:24 AM]
Video: "Quicksand" - Teaser - Netflix
The series, based on the best-selling novel by Malin Persson Giolito, premieres Friday, April 5.

[02/01/19 - 09:22 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Unearths Secrets from Our Nation's Past in "America's Hidden Stories"
The series launches Monday, March 4 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[02/01/19 - 09:04 AM]
PBS Kids Announces New Series "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum," Premiering November 11, 2019
Based on the children's book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, the series will introduce kids to inspiring historical figures and the character virtues that helped them succeed.

[02/01/19 - 09:04 AM]
Netflix Announces Original Live Action Comedy Series "Team Kaylie" Starring Bryana Salaz
In the Netflix original series, Salaz plays Kaylie Konrad, a rich, 19-year-old selfie obsessed celebrity who receives a community service court order to lead the wilderness club at an inner city middle school.

[02/01/19 - 09:02 AM]
PBS Kids Announces "Molly of Denali," Premiering July 15, 2019
The series is about Alaska Native Molly Mabray, a feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Gwich'in/Koyukon/Dena'ina Athabascan girl, who takes viewers ages 4 to 8 along with her on adventures and fosters literacy skills along the way.

[02/01/19 - 08:19 AM]
Valentine's Day Is Coming Prematurely... Big Mouth: "My Furry Valentine" Launches on Netflix, February 8th
The half-hour edgy adult animated comedy returns for a special installment.

[02/01/19 - 08:10 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins with Originals in Viewers, Demos
A new episode of "The Big Bang Theory" tops the night in both categories.

[02/01/19 - 08:02 AM]
Comedy Central Inks First Look TV & Digital Media Deal with Jim Jefferies and Renews His Late Night Series
The series returns Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30/9:30c on the cable channel.

[02/01/19 - 07:02 AM]
Video: New Trailer for "The Breaker Upperers" Starring Jackie Van Beek and Madeleine Sami
Jackie Van Beek and Madeleine Sami also wrote and directed the Netflix film, due on February 15.

[02/01/19 - 06:30 AM]
CBS Announces "Motown 60: A Grammy(R) Celebration," A New Special to Be Broadcast Sunday, April 21
The live concert will be filmed Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 PM, PT at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

[02/01/19 - 06:01 AM]
Netflix's Critically Acclaimed Series "Sex Education" to Return for a Second Season
The series tracking to be a huge hit with an estimated over 40 million households watching the title within the first four weeks.

[01/31/19 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 31
Updates include: CBS orders four pilots, including comedy "To Whom It May Concern"; ABC gives "New York Undercover" revival, two others pilot orders; and Showtime pushes final season of "Homeland" to the fall.

[01/31/19 - 06:35 PM]
Video: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Award-Winning Animated Comedy "Family Guy"
Since its debut in 1999, the series has reached cult status among fans, and its breakout star, a talking baby, has become one of the greatest TV characters of all time.

[01/31/19 - 02:00 PM]
The CW Network Picks Up Ten Current Series for 2019-2020 Season
"Arrow," "Black Lightning," "Charmed," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "Legacies," "Riverdale," "Supergirl" and "Supernatural" are all due back.

[01/31/19 - 01:17 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in February with Two New Shows
Halsey (February 9) and Don Cheadle (February 16) are both on tap next month.

[01/31/19 - 01:07 PM]
Lifetime Celebrates 35 Years with A Flashback Friday Movie Marathon February 1st
Bumpers showcasing the brand's evolution will throwback to Lifetime's rich library dedicated to doing what Lifetime does best - entertaining women.

[01/31/19 - 01:04 PM]
Documentary "United Skates," An Intimate Look at the Underground African-American Subculture of Roller Skating, Debuts Feb. 18 on HBO
The film comes from executive producer John Legend and first-time directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown.

[01/31/19 - 01:00 PM]
Sir David Attenborough to Present BBC America's "One Planet: Seven Worlds" (w/t)
Each one-hour episode will transport viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes.

[01/31/19 - 12:42 PM]
TNT Celebrates 300th Episode of "Supernatural" with Fan-Favorite Marathon
TNT has curated the top 25 fan-favorite episodes, which will air February 4-7.

[01/31/19 - 12:31 PM]
Netflix Forms Overall Deal with Academy Award and Golden Globe-Winning Producer Darla Anderson
At Netflix, Anderson will develop and produce new animated and live action projects, both feature films and series, for family audiences around the world.

[01/31/19 - 12:31 PM]
MTV Rewrites the Laws of Attraction with "Game of Clones" Thursday, February 21 at 9PM ET/PT
Throughout eight episodes of this new series, MTV's most eligible reality stars are given the opportunity to date seven clones of their celebrity crush.

[01/31/19 - 12:14 PM]
Video: Teaser - Hulu's "Shrill"
The comedy series stars Aidy Bryant as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life - but not her body.

[01/31/19 - 11:02 AM]
Video: "Russian Doll" - Official Trailer #2 - Netflix
Charlie Barnett joins Natasha Lyonne in "Russian Doll" from Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland.

[01/31/19 - 10:08 AM]
Showtime Picks Up Another Season of Its Hit Series "Shameless"
The renewal will make "Shameless" the longest running series ever on Showtime.

[01/31/19 - 10:07 AM]
Showtime Orders "The L Word" Sequel to Series
Marja-Lewis Ryan serves as showrunner and is executive producing with series creator Ilene Chaiken and original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey.

[01/31/19 - 10:06 AM]
Oscar Nominee and Multiple Emmy Winner Bryan Cranston to Headline "Your Honor" for Showtime
Cranston will star as a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices.

[01/31/19 - 10:05 AM]
Showtime to Premiere "XY Chelsea" on June 7
The film tells the historic story of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in a maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017.

[01/31/19 - 10:04 AM]
Showtime Announces Airdate for Sacha Jenkins' "Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men"
The four-part limited docu-series will premiere on Friday, May 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/31/19 - 10:03 AM]
Paco Cabezas Set to Direct "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" at Showtime
Production on the drama series is expected to begin later this year.

[01/31/19 - 10:02 AM]
"City on a Hill" to Premiere on Showtime on Sunday, June 16 at 9 PM ET/PT
Production on the 10-episode series will begin in February in New York and Boston.

[01/31/19 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime Sets Season Two Premiere Date for "The Chi" on Sunday April 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
"The Chi" averaged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated Showtime freshman series since "Billions" in 2016.

[01/31/19 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces the 18 Castaways Competing on the Next Edition of "Survivor," Premiering Wednesday, Feb. 20
This edition, themed "Edge of Extinction," features 18 castaways divided into two equal tribes, the Manu Tribe and the Kama Tribe.

[01/31/19 - 09:01 AM]
Wocka Wocka! Fozzie Bear, The Muppets' Legendary Standup Comedian, Makes His Voice Acting Debut in a New Episode of "Big City Greens"
In the episode titled "Hurty Tooth," the Greens go on a family visit to the dentist's office where Cricket is determined to avoid Dr. Enamel and power through his toothache.

[01/31/19 - 09:00 AM]
"Fuller House" Renewed for 5th and Final Season
Watch the farewell message from the cast, released today by the streaming service.

[01/31/19 - 08:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Keeps FOX on Top
The newcomer continues its reign for the network among adults 18-49.

[01/31/19 - 08:15 AM]
Bravo Media Heads to La La Land with New Series "Married to Medicine Los Angeles" Premiering Sunday, March 10 at 9PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a special episode of "Married to Medicine Atlanta" on Sunday, March 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/31/19 - 08:03 AM]
Video: "Nailed It! Mexico!" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Hosted by Omar Chaparro and Anna Ruiz, home bakers in Mexico with a terrible track record take a shot at recreating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize.

[01/31/19 - 07:32 AM]
"Mental Samurai" to Premiere Tuesday, March 5, Following Season Seven Premiere of "MasterChef Junior"
As previously announced, the State of the Union Address on February 5 has bumped the network's Tuesday plans back a week.

[01/31/19 - 07:00 AM]
Michael Buble Returns to NBC on Wednesday, March 20 with His Seventh Music Special
The one-hour special takes the audience on a musical journey through his extraordinary career and features six songs from his new album.

[01/31/19 - 06:30 AM]
CBS and the Recording Academy(TM) Honor Diana Ross and Her Landmark Career and Contributions to Music with a Special 75th Diamond Diana Birthday Performance on "The 61st Annual Grammy Awards"
The R&B legend will take the stage in honor of her 75th birthday to celebrate her life's greatest musical accomplishments.







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[02/22/19 - 11:01 AM]
HBO Films Drama "Native Son," Based on the Classic Novel by Richard Wright, Debuts April 6 on HBO
Directed by first-time director and renowned visual artist Rashid Johnson from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, the drama had its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

[02/22/19 - 10:12 AM]
TV One Previews Original True Crime Film "Loved to Death" at the Annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA; Film to Premiere Summer 2019
The film stars MC Lyte, McKinley Freeman, Tobias Truvillion and Chrystee Pharris.

[02/22/19 - 09:45 AM]
CBS Renews "Young Sheldon" for Two Additional Seasons
"Thanks to Chuck Lorre's and Steve Molaro's outstanding creative leadership, 'Young Sheldon' has been a powerful performer for the Network with an audience that towers over most of the television landscape," said Kelly Kahl.

[02/22/19 - 09:01 AM]
Natalie Dormer Joins Showtime(R) Drama Series "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels"
She'll play Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story.

[02/22/19 - 08:33 AM]
Video: "After Life" - Official Trailer - Netflix
From the mind of Ricky Gervais, "After Life" is a the story of Tony, who had an all-too-perfect life.

[02/22/19 - 08:08 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Sparks CBS to Victory
The Eye takes home top honors among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/22/19 - 06:41 AM]
"Deep State" Season 2 Premieres April 28 on EPIX
Joining the cast this season is Walton Goggins as Nathan Miller, an ex-CIA operative brought in as a fixer for the deep state.

[02/22/19 - 06:36 AM]
Favorites Renee Elise Goldsberry and Chris Conner Return to "Altered Carbon"; Simone Missick, Dina Shihabi, Torben Liebrecht and James Saito Join Cast
As previously announced, Anthony Mackie is Takeshi Kovacs in the new season.

[02/22/19 - 06:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers the Premiere of "Desus & Mero" Online for Free
In the premiere episode, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero welcomed fellow Bronx native Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) as the first guest in studio.

[02/22/19 - 05:01 AM]
Candace Cameron Bure and Daughter Host "The 27th Annual Movieguide Awards" on Monday, February 25
Honoring the top movies for families, "The Movieguide Awards" attracts Hollywood's best and brightest talent as they celebrate spiritually uplifting and moral entertainment.

[02/21/19 - 01:05 PM]
Netflix Boards Skydance Media's "The Old Guard" Starring Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne
The film is based on the comic book series created by author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández.

[02/21/19 - 12:41 PM]
"The Eric Andre Show's" Kraft Punk Takes on D.C.
The special premieres Friday, March 8 at Midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim.

[02/21/19 - 12:25 PM]
Comedians Jess Hilarious & DC Young Fly Set to Host the Second Annual BET Social Awards
The one-hour event airs live Sunday, March 3 at 8:00/7:00c from Tyler Perry Studios, in Atlanta.

[02/21/19 - 12:03 PM]
"Animal Cribs" Returns to Animal Planet for a Second Season on March 1st at 9 PM ET/PT
Antonio Ballatore is on a mission - one that will allow families and their animals to live together in harmony.

[02/21/19 - 11:17 AM]
Tiffany Marie Smith and Charlie Field Cast in Title Roles of Lifetime Feature "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal"
Filming begins later this month in Vancouver for a spring debut.