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[08/09/19 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 9
Updates include: Kether Donohue joins Darren Criss in Quibi's "Royalties"; Rachel Dratch, Anthony Alabi to recur on Showtime's "Shameless"; and Debra Jo Rupp to re-team with Kurtwood Smith on ABC's Nate Bargatze comedy pilot.

[08/09/19 - 02:34 PM]
Discovery Channel's Groundbreaking New Series, "Serengeti" Soars as Highest-Rated Nature Documentary Debut Since 2013
Discovery Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, August 4.

[08/09/19 - 12:43 PM]
Video: From the World of Jason Bourne, USA Network Reveals Official "Treadstone" Trailer
The series, due on October, explores the origin story and present-day actions of the infamous covert program that uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins.

[08/09/19 - 12:02 PM]
HBO Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Returns for Third and Final Season Sept. 9, Exclusively on HBO
The eight-episode final season brings us into the world of 1985, just as VHS overtakes film as the primary medium for porn production and distribution.

[08/09/19 - 11:31 AM]
MTV's "The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2" Premieres Wednesday, August 28 at 8:00PM ET/PT with Expanded 90-Minute Episodes
Set in the middle of the jungle, "The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2" returns to a classic team format; 14 Brits will battle it out against 14 Americans for their share of the $1 million-dollar prize.

[08/09/19 - 09:02 AM]
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Season 3 First Look
Amazon releases the first image from the show's third season.

[08/09/19 - 08:06 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Originals Top Viewers, Demos
Early results from last night however are clouded by preseason NFL games on local stations across the country.

[08/09/19 - 08:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films to Debut "David Bowie Finding Fame"
The film, premiering tonight, chronicles five years of Bowie's early career, from the late 1960s through the on-stage death of Ziggy Stardust in 1973.

[08/09/19 - 01:23 AM]
Set Entirely Within the Confines of a Police Interview Suite, "Criminal" Comes to Netflix 20 September
David Tennant and Hayley Atwell are among those featured in the series.

[08/08/19 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 8
Updates include: Netflix orders second season of "Mr. Iglesias"; Bryan Greenberg, Charles Michael Davis cast in ABC's "Same Time, Next Christmas"; and NBC asks newcomer "Bluff City Law" for additional scripts.

[08/08/19 - 03:00 PM]
Netflix Announces Cast for Original Series "Away" Starring Hilary Swank and Josh Charles
The series centers on Emma Green, an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous mission.

[08/08/19 - 02:03 PM]
Toby Gorman Named President of Universal Television Alternative Studio
Most recently, Gorman was interim CEO of Magical Elves, where he oversaw the production company's development and current series in addition to maintaining his role as President of Entertainment at A. Smith & Co Productions.

[08/08/19 - 01:41 PM]
CBS Television Stations and CBS Interactive Accelerate Launch Plans for CBSN Local Services Across the Country
The nine markets included in this expanded launch plan are Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Miami, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

[08/08/19 - 01:39 PM]
CBS All Access Adds Children's Programming to the Service
Highlights include new seasons of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "Danger Mouse."

[08/08/19 - 12:30 PM]
Bravo Announces Tickets on Sale Tuesday, August 13 for BravoCon Taking Place November 15 - November 17 in NYC
"Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" will film its biggest show yet on Friday, November 15 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

[08/08/19 - 11:24 AM]
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Opens the New Fall Season with Sunday Post-Football Telecasts and a Week of Live Shows
The first post-"Sunday Night Football" show will air September 8 following a prime AFC match-up when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the New England Patriots.

[08/08/19 - 10:11 AM]
Minneapolis Reno Experts Brad and Heather Fox Help Homeowners Decide to "Stay or Sell" in New HGTV Series
Premiering Tuesday, August 27, the series spotlights the husband-wife duo as they present their Minneapolis-area clients with two options - renovate their current home or buy another property nearby that can be customized.

[08/08/19 - 09:58 AM]
The Team Behind "The Crown" Has Adapted the Best-Selling Novel "Behind Her Eyes" as a Six-Episode Series
Tom Bateman and Eve Hewson both star in the Netflix project.

[08/08/19 - 09:08 AM]
Video: WE tv Reveals a Jaw-Dropping Cast and Sneak Peek of the Highly Anticipated New Season of "Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition" Premiering October 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
With relationships beyond repair, Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major will push the stars and their families to the point of no return when they send them on a road trip to face painful truths and find out if blood is truly thicker than water.

[08/08/19 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "BH90210" Bows on Top for FOX
The newcomer leads all series last night among adults 18-49.

[08/08/19 - 06:30 AM]
Get Your First Look at "The Politician" - A New Series Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk & Ian Brennan
Ben Platt, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch and Gwyneth Paltrow star in the Netflix series.

[08/07/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 7
Updates include: FOX cancels "Paradise Hotel," picks up "Flirty Dancing"; Julio Macias named regular on Netflix's "On My Block"; and Alberto Rosende to recur on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

[08/07/19 - 04:20 PM]
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Sign Overall Deal to Develop New Films and Series for Netflix
The streaming service will be the exclusive home of the "Game of Thrones" showrunners.

[08/07/19 - 03:44 PM]
Video: Watch a Sneak Peek at FOX's New Fall Drama, "Almost Family"
Check out the latest trailer for the newcomer, launching on Wednesday, October 2.

[08/07/19 - 03:36 PM]
OWN Remembers Toni Morrison with Re-Airing of Interview This Saturday, August 10 at 8 PM ET/PT
They discussed colorism, the pressure outer beauty places on self-worth and how books have the power to open your eyes to understanding others in a new light.

[08/07/19 - 03:00 PM]
Video: Watch a Sneak Peek at FOX's New Fall Drama, "Prodigal Son"
View the latest trailer for the upcoming series, premiering Monday, September 23.

[08/07/19 - 02:30 PM]
Pierce Brosnan Joins Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in "Eurovision"
Brosnan will star as Erick Erickssong, Lars' (Ferrell) father and the most handsome man in Iceland.

[08/07/19 - 02:30 PM]
Netflix Announces Upcoming Drama Series & Series Regulars "Tiny Pretty Things"
Based on the book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, the series is set in the world of an elite ballet academy and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin.

[08/07/19 - 01:00 PM]
Spend September Surrounded by Disney Magic with Freeform During the Network's "30 Days of Disney" Programming
Highlights include a two-hour special, "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits," premiering Sunday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/07/19 - 12:32 PM]
The Premiere of Disney Channel's "Descendants 3" Is Cable TV's Highest-Rated Telecast in Two Years Among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, August 2.

[08/07/19 - 12:08 PM]
An All-New Season of "Jay Leno's Garage" Premieres Wednesday, August 28 at 10PM ET/PT
The series returns for its fifth season with eight new episodes featuring the legendary comedian and his fearless friends as they get behind the wheel of some of the most badass machines on the planet.

[08/07/19 - 10:16 AM]
Animation Domination Returns with A-List of Guest Voices on "The Simpsons," All-New Series "Bless The Harts," "Bob's Burgers" and "Family Guy," Beginning Sunday, September 29, on FOX
John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Jason Momoa, Bryan Cranston, Niecy Nash, Megan Mullally, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Billy Eichner are all on tap.

[08/07/19 - 10:15 AM]
FOX Entertainment Signs Writer/Creator Jeff Davis to Exclusive, Broadcast-Only Deal
The agreement marks FOX Entertainment's first direct, overall term deal.

[08/07/19 - 09:53 AM]
OWN Announces Celebrity Guests for "OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN the Conversation" Premiering August 24
The series features intimate conversations about important issues with honest opinions and surprising solutions that put people first.

[08/07/19 - 09:30 AM]
Amy Carney Named Chief Operating Officer, FOX Entertainment
Carney most recently was President of Advertiser Sales, Strategy and Research at Sony Pictures Television.

[08/07/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Pull Back in Front
The Peacock wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/07/19 - 08:00 AM]
Showtime Documentary Films Announces "The Kingmaker" from Emmy(R) Winning Director Lauren Greenfield
The film will screen at additional festivals in the upcoming months, followed by a theatrical release this fall and a world television premiere on Showtime in early 2020.

[08/06/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 6
Updates include: ABC to hear "Fresh Off the Boat" spin-off pitch; FX's "Taboo" remains in limbo; and Sara Ramirez to exit "Madam Secretary" as series regular.

[08/06/19 - 05:20 PM]
FX's "Mrs. America" Shares First Look at Cast
Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Sarah Paulson, Margo Martindale, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks and Tracey Ullman star in the limited series.

[08/06/19 - 05:17 PM]
Video: "Mr Inbetween" - Season 2: Official Trailer - FX
The series returns to FX on Thursday, September 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/06/19 - 04:16 PM]
FX Orders Third Installment of American Crime Story Franchise "Impeachment: American Crime Story"
The latest edition stars Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones.

[08/06/19 - 02:32 PM]
"Snowfall" Renewed for Fourth Season on FX
The acclaimed drama series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron will return to FX in 2020.

[08/06/19 - 02:01 PM]
FOX Entertainment Acquires Emmy(R) Award-Winning Production Company Bento Box Entertainment
The animation studio is behind "Bob's Burgers" and two of FOX's upcoming series, "Duncanville" and "The Great North."

[08/06/19 - 01:50 PM]
"Lights Out with David Spade" Debuts as #1 New Late Night Talk Show of 2019
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for July 29-August 1.

[08/06/19 - 01:15 PM]
Launch of Hallmark Channel's Annual "Summer Nights" Programming Event Propels Network to Rank #1 During Weekend Primetime & #2 During Primetime for the Week
Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for the week of July 29 - August 4.

[08/06/19 - 12:34 PM]
Bravo's "Married to Medicine" Returns for Season 7
Returning cast members include: Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Mariah Huq and new friend, Buffie Purselle.

[08/06/19 - 12:10 PM]
E! Announces Expanded Slate of Entertainment News Programming, Including Two New York-Based Series
In addition, current late night news franchise "Nightly Pop" will expand to four nights per week and live daytime series "Daily Pop" will continue to air every weekday.

[08/06/19 - 11:52 AM]
New Season Premiere of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Delivers a 1.07 Live Plus Three-Day Rating on Thursday, Aug. 1
HGTV further spins the numbers for Thursday, August 1.

[08/06/19 - 11:34 AM]
MTV's "Ex on the Beach" Moves to a Brand New Night
Starting August 15, look for the series on Thursday nights at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/06/19 - 11:03 AM]
FX Unveils Slate of Docuseries and a Documentary Feature
"FX has long sought to give artists a platform to showcase their individual, uncompromising vision and its new docuseries and features are an opportunity to extend that ambition in our collaboration with non-fiction talent," said Nick Grad.







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[08/18/19 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
The Eye is the network to beat on a low key evening.

[08/17/19 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
Said networks share the honors on a repeat heavy evening.

[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Silicon Valley" Returns October 27 for Sixth and Final Season
The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta
The HBO series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Two Episodes of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" for Free Early Sampling
The 10-episode series will officially premiere Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie to Create "Agent King," An Animated Adult Action Comedy Featuring Elvis Presley as a Covert Government Agent, for Netflix
Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner on the project.

[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
Hot Dog! "Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures," A New Chapter of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," Debuts Monday, Oct. 14
That same day, a new series of shorts, "Hot Diggity-Dog Tales" starring Mickey and "mouse's best friend" Pluto will also debut on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
"Raising Dion," Starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young and Michael B. Jordan, Comes to Netflix on October 4
The series is the story of a widowed mother who must protect her son after he starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
"Peaky Blinders" - Season 5 to Launch Friday October 4th, at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, "Peaky Blinders" follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament.

[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
NFL Films' "A Lifetime of Sundays" to Debut on ESPN and ABC in Celebration of the NFL's 100th Season
The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated Video on Demand until September 15 when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.

[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
AMC Commissions Three Part Drama "Quiz," Directed by Stephen Frears and Produced by Left Bank Pictures
The project stars Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson and Aisling Bea.

[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: A&E to wrap "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" with two-hour special; NBCUniversal's streaming service adds two projects; and Ewan McGregor to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to Direct Aubrey Plaza in Feature Comedy "Hope" for Netflix
The comedic duo are following their female-driven comedy "The Breaker Upperers," which they also co-wrote and starred in, and premiered on Netflix in February.