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[01/16/20 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 16
Updates include: Facebook Watch axes scripted entries "Limetown," "Sorry for Your Loss"; "MacGruber" TV series among Peacock's development slate; and Carla Gugino-led "Jett" out at Cinemax.

[01/16/20 - 05:18 PM]
AMC and Sony Pictures Television Renew "Better Call Saul" for Sixth and Final Season
The final 13-episode season will go into production later this year and air in 2021.

[01/16/20 - 02:48 PM]
BBC America Announces "Disability Monologues" (wt), A New Short-Form Series About the Perception of Disability, Co-Produced with BBC Studios
Through fictional monologues, the series will portray the very real experiences of people with disabilities over the last 50 years in Britain.

[01/16/20 - 02:47 PM]
BBC America Announces New Additions to Nature Programming Slate
"She Walks with Apes" and "Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty" are the latest entries.

[01/16/20 - 02:46 PM]
Sherman's Showcase to Return to IFC for Hour-Long "Black History Month Spectacular"... This Summer
Self-dubbed the "blackest show in the history of television," the acclaimed Sherman's Showcase will roll out its "Black History Month Spectacular" over the summer because, as the creators said, "Sherman McDaniels needed a little extra time to get everything just right."

[01/16/20 - 02:45 PM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winner Courtney B. Vance to Topline AMC's "61st Street"
Produced by AMC Studios, the series, which has been ordered as a two-season television event with eight episodes per season, is set to debut in 2021.

[01/16/20 - 02:44 PM]
AMC Networks and AMC Studios Announce Projects in Development
Scott Z. Burns, Katie Couric, Owen and Stephen King, Megan Mostyn Brown, Armadu Garba, Eliza Clark, Mark Johnson, Zack Whedon, Scott Gold, Ilana Glazer, and T Bone Burnett are among the auspices.

[01/16/20 - 02:43 PM]
Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman, Betsy Brandt and JJ Feild Join the Cast of AMC's "Soulmates"
In a first-ever format for AMC, each of the six episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story.

[01/16/20 - 02:42 PM]
AMC Networks Announces Spring 2020 Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
New highlights include "The Walking Dead: World Beyond" on Sunday, April 12 and "Quiz" on Monday, May 25.

[01/16/20 - 01:34 PM]
Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey" is #1 Cable Drama Premiere of the Season Among M25-54 and M18-49
Paramount Network spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/16/20 - 01:14 PM]
Academy Award(R)-Nominated Film "The Cave" to Premiere Commercial Free on National Geographic Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9/8c
From two-time Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad, the film is a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.

[01/16/20 - 01:00 PM]
NBCUniversal Unveils Peacock, A Free Premium Ad-Supported Streaming Service with Subscription Tiers
Taking a different strategic approach, the company announced a tiered offering that gives consumers broad access to Peacock across web, mobile and connected-TV devices.

[01/16/20 - 12:56 PM]
Actor Rob Riggle Sets Out to Solve the World's Greatest Mysteries in Brand-New Series "Rob Riggle: Global Investigator" Premiering March 8 on Discovery Channel
"Traveling the world to investigate some of the greatest legends and mysteries proved to be a thrilling adventure and I can't wait to bring Discovery Channel viewers along for the ride this spring," said Rob Riggle.

[01/16/20 - 12:18 PM]
"Top Gear America," Starring Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon, Revs Up Production for the MotorTrend App
When production kicks off on January 26, Shepard, Corddry and Bovingdon will dive head first into southern California hot rodding history.

[01/16/20 - 12:00 PM]
All-New One-Hour Special "Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis" to Air Wednesday, January 29, on FOX
This exclusive TMZ investigation will cut through the noise, inaccuracies and speculation surrounding the couple's surprise announcement.

[01/16/20 - 11:39 AM]
Epic Reboot of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" with Jesse Tyler Ferguson Anchors HGTV 2020 Lineup
"We've planned more than 700 hours of incredible new content this year," said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. "Our upcoming series will attract more viewers and be more evocative and emotional, with an emphasis on the ups and downs of real life."

[01/16/20 - 11:34 AM]
This February on Hallmark Channel Celebrate "Love Ever After" and Adoption Ever After
February is sweeter than ever, with four all-new original movie premieres that celebrate romance, every Saturday night.

[01/16/20 - 11:31 AM]
Join Master of Macabre Robert Englund on a Nightmarish Journey Through History's Horrors in Travel Channel's "True Terror with Robert Englund"
In each episode, Englund uses his ominous tones and creepy charisma to masterfully weave together a trilogy of spine-tingling tales, guided by newspaper accounts and layered with commentary from historians and experts that prove that truth is always stranger than fiction.

[01/16/20 - 11:03 AM]
Three Tragedies, One Enduring Story: Investigation Discovery's "In Memoriam" Follows the Aftermath of America's Most Infamous Mass Shootings
The film premieres with limited commercial interruption on February 8 at 9:00/8:00c, only on Investigation Discovery.

[01/16/20 - 11:02 AM]
Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? Investigation Discovery Greenlights New Series "Who Killed..." (wt)
This first special in ID's new anthology series will feature exclusive interviews and an in-depth investigation to reveal new clues about Epstein's seedy underworld, privileged life and controversial death.

[01/16/20 - 11:01 AM]
Khloe Kardashian and Investigation Discovery Expand True-Crime Partnership with New Series, "Twisted Love"
This new six-part series shares tales of families, friends and lovers, and documents how at any moment, a trusted love can turn into a treacherous fate.

[01/16/20 - 10:00 AM]
Six-Part Documentary Series "McMillion$," The Incredible True Story of the $24 Million McDonald's Monopoly Game Fraud, Debuts February 3, Exclusively on HBO
From 1989 to 2001, a criminal mastermind named "Uncle Jerry" defrauded the hugely popular McDonald's Monopoly promotional game of millions of dollars in prize money.

[01/16/20 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Season Three Trailer and Key Art for "Our Cartoon President"
The upcoming season dives into a momentous election year to explore the critical question of who could be the next Cartoon President.

[01/16/20 - 08:41 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Captures a Fierce Pride Takeover in "Big Cat Country"
The captivating six-part series premieres Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00/7:00c on Smithsonian Channel.

[01/16/20 - 08:41 AM]
Video: OWN Sets Premiere Date and Unveils Official Trailer for New Anthology Drama "Cherish the Day" from Award-Winning Creator Ava DuVernay
"Cherish the Day" is set for a two-night premiere on Tuesday, February 11 at 10:00/9:00c and Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/16/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Top Charts for NBC
The Peacock network takes home top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/16/20 - 07:20 AM]
AMC Networks' Acorn TV Acquires Exclusive North American Rights to Kudos Drama "Deadwater Fell" Starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo from Endemol Shine International
The Channel 4 series will make its U.S. Premiere as an Acorn TV Original in April 2020.

[01/15/20 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 15
Updates include: Amazon parts ways with "Britannia," "The Dark Tower"; cast options expire on Netflix's "Mindhunter"; and Cinemax to stop airing original series after "Strike Back."

[01/15/20 - 03:11 PM]
WarnerMedia Expands Relationship with Acclaimed Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh Signing 3-Year Overall Deal for HBO Max and HBO
Soderbergh's first project with HBO Max is the previously announced feature Let Them All Talk.

[01/15/20 - 03:10 PM]
HBO Max Greenlights "The Uninhabitable Earth," Written and Directed by Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award Winner Adam McKay
The anthology series will be comprised of stand-alone fictional stories covering a wide range of genres and possible futures that could result from the rapid warming of our planet.

[01/15/20 - 03:01 PM]
HBO Max Orders Unscripted Series "The Event" from Wolfgang Puck and Renegade 83
Viewers will be given an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the extraordinary events created by Wolfgang Puck Catering and legendary restaurateur Wolfgang Puck.

[01/15/20 - 03:00 PM]
"Aquaman: King of Atlantis" to Reign Supreme with New HBO Max Three-Part Animated Mini-Series Executive Produced by James Wan
Based on the classic DC character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris, each of the standalone episodes will have a unique storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as protector of the deep.

[01/15/20 - 02:59 PM]
Chinonye Chukwu to Direct First Two Episodes of HBO Max's Limited Series "Americanah"
Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel of the same name, "Americanah" is an epic story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery.

[01/15/20 - 02:34 PM]
TNT's Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Series "Snowpiercer" Premieres on Sunday, May 31
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, "Snowpiercer" centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe.

[01/15/20 - 02:04 PM]
All-New Season of "Expedition Unknown" Premieres February 5 on Discovery Channel
And beginning on February 12, viewers can also tune-in to the all-new series "Expedition X" starring Josh Gates, Phil Torres and Jessica Chobot.

[01/15/20 - 01:56 PM]
"The Road to F9: Fast & Furious Fan Fest" to Be Televised on NBC Friday, Jan. 31, at 9 P.M. ET/PT
The one-hour special will feature the world premiere of the film's much-awaited trailer.

[01/15/20 - 12:42 PM]
Amy Hoggart to Make Life a Little Easier One Week at a Time
"It's Personal with Amy Hoggart" will premiere Wednesday, February 26 on truTV.

[01/15/20 - 12:37 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Documentary Series "Outcry"
The five-part documentary series examines the gripping story of high school football star Greg Kelley, his controversial conviction and the quest for truth and justice as the case unfolds.

[01/15/20 - 12:33 PM]
TBS Gets Deep with "Lost Resort"
The 10-episode unscripted series follows a group of strangers who are immersed in a three-week-long Costa Rican retreat led by a colorful team of alternative healers.

[01/15/20 - 12:32 PM]
TBS Orders Two More Seasons of Top-Rated Animated Comedy "American Dad!"
The series from 20th Century Fox Television will celebrate its momentous 300th episode this year, joining the ranks of only a few adult animated comedies to reach this landmark.

[01/15/20 - 12:31 PM]
truTV Gets Crafty with Greenlight of "Tirdy Works"
The unscripted sitcom is set in a small rural town with four paved roads and a booming new business: arts and crafts created out of moose turds.

[01/15/20 - 12:30 PM]
"Hot Ones: The Game Show" Heats Up Winter on truTV
In each episode, host Sean Evans welcomes fans into the "Pepperdome" to compete against one another by answering trivia questions and eating increasing mouth-scorching hot wings for $25,000 and the chance to become Hot Ones legends.

[01/15/20 - 12:29 PM]
truTV Ignites Return of Hit Series "Tacoma FD"
The scripted series returns Thursday, March 26 with 13 all-new episodes, an increased order from season one's 10-episode run.

[01/15/20 - 12:00 PM]
HBO and Cinemax Programming Overview - WarnerMedia TCA Winter 2020
The company recaps its current and upcoming projects to date.

[01/15/20 - 12:00 PM]
Apple TV+ to Premiere Three New Originals at 2020 SXSW Film Festival
The lineup of Apple Originals selected for SXSW are "Beastie Boys Story," "Central Park" and "Home."

[01/15/20 - 11:30 AM]
Limited Series "The Undoing" Debuts This May; Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant
The series is directed by Susanne Bier and created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner.

[01/15/20 - 11:20 AM]
Friendships Are Tested When Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset" Returns on Sunday, February 9 at 9PM ET/PT
Returning for season eight: Destiney Rose, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, Mike Shouhed, Reza Farahan, and Nema Vand.

[01/15/20 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "I Know This Much Is True," Starring Mark Ruffalo; Debuts This April, Exclusively on HBO
From acclaimed writer and director Derek Cianfrance, the project follows identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga that follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.

[01/15/20 - 10:30 AM]
"Insecure" Returns for a Fourth Season April 12
The new season follows our favorite characters as they evaluate their relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives.

[01/15/20 - 10:15 AM]
TLC Sets April Series Premiere for "Dragnificent!" as Drag Queens Extraordinaire Rescue People Desperate for Life-Changing Makeovers
The series will take viewers on a loud, outrageous and heartwarming ride as the queens help each person reveal the best version of themselves - inside and out.







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[01/24/20 - 02:38 PM]
ABC News' Prime-Time Special "Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and The Crown" Airs Wednesday, Jan. 29
Look for the one-hour special on said night at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/24/20 - 12:01 PM]
Mark Cuban, Dr. Phil, Ryan Seacrest, Piers Morgan and Lisa Vanderpump to Be Featured in "Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis"
As previously announced, the one-hour special bows Wednesday, January 29 on FOX.

[01/24/20 - 11:02 AM]
MTV Studios and Quibi Announce Chance the Rapper as the Host of "Punk'd"
"Punk'd" will be reimagined for a new generation and will be available only on Quibi's mobile video platform.

[01/24/20 - 08:40 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Season Two Trailer and Key Art for Docu-Series "The Trade"
The four-part season follows Central Americans on an odyssey to the United States (including some heading back home after being deported), while also delving into the shadow industries that prey on them every step along the way.

[01/24/20 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return on Top
"Station 19" is the night's most-watched program while "Grey's Anatomy" leads the evening among adults 18-49.

[01/24/20 - 06:57 AM]
Final Round of Performers Confirmed for "The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards(R)"
This year's presenters include Common, Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Erivo, Jim Gaffigan, Dua Lipa, Trevor Noah, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Porter, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Shania Twain, Keith Urban and Stevie Wonder.

[01/24/20 - 05:02 AM]
TV One Puts a New Spin on Romance with the Original Film "Steppin' Back to Love" Premiering Saturday, February 8 at 8 P.M. ET/7C
The film follows a once-loving couple connected by dance, who after facing marital struggles, use their passion for Chicago-style step-dancing to reignite the spark in their marriage.

[01/23/20 - 01:43 PM]
MTV's "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" Returns on Thursday, February 27th at 8PM ET/PT
After a tumultuous year, Mike "The Situation" rejoins the group after his long-awaited release from prison, and the roommates finally feel whole again and ready for a fresh start.

[01/23/20 - 01:28 PM]
Guy Fieri Hosts New Bracket-Style Culinary Competition Series "Tournament of Champions"
The five-part series launches Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[01/23/20 - 12:51 PM]
92nd Oscars(R) Performers Announced
Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman will perform the nominated songs.

[01/23/20 - 12:48 PM]
Oxygen's "In Ice Cold Blood" Hosted by Ice-T Returns Thursday, February 13 at 9PM ET/PT
During each hour-long episode, in-depth interviews and archival footage merge to spotlight an intriguing mystery, recounted through the lens of expert detective work, unpredictable twists and jaw-dropping discoveries.

[01/23/20 - 12:04 PM]
New Science Channel Series "Curse of the Bermuda Triangle" Premieres February 9
With dozens of years of experience at sea between them, the members of the Triangle Research and Investigation Group, or TRIG team, are led by long time captain and former Coast Guardsman Paul "Moe" Mottice.

[01/23/20 - 11:05 AM]
New Season of "Ballmastrz: 9009" Returns February 23 on Adult Swim
Special guest stars this season include Ed Asner, Rachel Dratch, Jo Firestone, Doc Hammer, Stephanie Sheh and Cree Summer.

[01/23/20 - 10:45 AM]
Travel Channel Renews Haunting Series "The Holzer Files" to Retrace More Cases from America's First Ghost Hunter
The series will return in late 2020 with 13 brand new episodes.

[01/23/20 - 10:13 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Renews Four Hit Unscripted Series: "Love & Marriage: Huntsville," "Ready to Love," "Black Women OWN the Conversation" and "Black Love"
The new seasons will air later in 2020.