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[05/14/20 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 14
Updates include: Freeform passes on "Close Up" drama pilot; Disney+ eyes "Percy Jackson" TV series; and The CW gives postscript to its 2020-21 season schedule announcement.

[05/14/20 - 06:05 PM]
Jo Koy Brings Netflix to the Philippines in His Newest Comedy Special "In His Elements"
Koy celebrates his heritage by telling jokes about life as a Filipino-American while highlighting the culture of Manila.

[05/14/20 - 04:15 PM]
ABC Set to Air "After the Dance with Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special" on Tuesday, May 19
Previously announced "The Story of Soaps" will now air Tuesday, May 19 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/14/20 - 02:45 PM]
CBS Adds the Broadcast Television Premiere of "Grease Sing-A-Long" to Sunday Night Movies on June 7
The network's Sunday Night Movies kicked off on May 3 with "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark," followed by "Forrest Gump" on Sunday, May 10.

[05/14/20 - 02:33 PM]
"Ball and Chain" Starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt Lands at Netflix
Academy Award nominee Emily V. Gordon will adapt the story from Scott Lobdell's 90s comic book by the same name.

[05/14/20 - 01:05 PM]
"The Voice" Announces Special Finale Performances
Superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake Shelton to perform on star-studded live two-hour season finale of four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series.

[05/14/20 - 01:00 PM]
CBS All Access Announces Season Five Order of "The Good Fight"
Due to the ongoing halt in production since early March, season four will conclude with episode seven on Thursday, May 28.

[05/14/20 - 12:25 PM]
Series Premiere Airdate Change: ABC News Presents New Prime-Time Series "The Genetic Detective"
Originally slated for a May 19 launch, the series will now roll out on Tuesday, May 26.

[05/14/20 - 11:37 AM]
Healthy "Transplant" Crosses Border as NBC Acquires Hit Canadian Medical Drama
The 13-episode series centers on Dr. Bashir "Bash" Hamed, a Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine who fled his country with his younger sister, Amira.

[05/14/20 - 11:00 AM]
The CW Network to Launch Its New Season in January 2021
Programming for the fourth quarter of 2020 will feature a mix of original and acquired programming, including the return of "Supernatural" for the conclusion of its final season.

[05/14/20 - 10:36 AM]
Disney+ to Premiere Inspirational Drama "Clouds"
Directed and produced by Wayfarer Studios co-founder Justin Baldoni, the project is the first narrative film acquisition from the Disney+ Global Content team and will be available exclusively in all Disney+ markets.

[05/14/20 - 10:31 AM]
Grab Your Oars and an Absorbent Box of Tissues Because "Queer Eye" Season 5 Is Arriving in Philly, June 5th
The new season will consist of 10 episodes, the revival's largest yet.

[05/14/20 - 10:00 AM]
Peacock Announces First Originals for July 15 Launch
Peacock Premium customers can stream all first season episodes of "Brave New World," "The Capture," "Intelligence" and "Lost Speedways;" sports documentary "In Deep with Ryan Lochte;" and the entire full-length film "Psych 2: Lassie Come Home" on July 15.

[05/14/20 - 10:00 AM]
Sherman's Showcase "Black History Month Spectacular" Set to Premiere Friday, June 19 on AMC and IFC
Guest stars include John Legend, Mario Van Peebles, Bresha Webb, Michael Ealy, Questlove and more.

[05/14/20 - 09:45 AM]
Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cakes Fill Each Episode of Food Network's New Competition Series "Big Time Bake" with Buddy Valastro
In each of the six hour-long episodes, four bakers along with their assistants must complete cookies, cupcakes and an outstanding cake from scratch in only six hours.

[05/14/20 - 09:04 AM]
"One Day at a Time" Animated Special Premieres Tuesday, June 16 on Pop TV
The animated special, titled, "The Politics Episode," will include special guest stars Gloria Estefan, Melissa Fumero and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

[05/14/20 - 08:56 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Finale Helps CBS Snap FOX's Win Streak
The network had won the adults 18-49 crown for the past 14 consecutive weeks.

[05/14/20 - 07:52 AM]
Video: "Somebody Feed Phil" Season 3 - Official Trailer - Netflix
Due on May 29, the new season features Marrakesh, Seoul, Montreal, Chicago and London.

[05/14/20 - 07:42 AM]
New Episodes of "Patriot Act" Coming to You This Sunday, May 17th on Netflix
The Hasan Minhaj-hosted series resumes this weekend on the streaming service.

[05/14/20 - 06:14 AM]
Video: "White Lines" - From the Creator of "Money Heist" - Trailer 2 - Netflix
On May 15, discover an island paradise full of drugs, music, sex... and murder.

[05/14/20 - 06:00 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Lineup for "A Little Romance" Featuring Three All-New Movie Premieres in June
"Country at Heart," starring Jessy Schram and Niall Matter, will kick things off on Saturday, June 6.

[05/13/20 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 13
Updates include: USA cancels "The Purge," "Treadstone"; Netflix plots "I Am a Killer" spin-off; and Syfy's "Magical Girl Friendship Squad" reveals voice cast.

[05/13/20 - 02:31 PM]
Netflix Announces New Comedy Special from Eric Andre
"Legalize Everything" premieres Tuesday, June 23 on the streaming service.

[05/13/20 - 11:04 AM]
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter of The Roots and Two One Five Entertainment Ink First-Look Deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal Television
The three-year deal covers development on scripted, unscripted and specials programming across television and digital content platforms, expanding The Roots' 10-year-plus relationship with NBC.

[05/13/20 - 10:09 AM]
In a Major Acquisition, AMC Networks Announces It Has Purchased the Rights to the Iconic Works of Anne Rice
Rolin Jones, who recently signed an overall development deal with AMC Studios, will be directly involved in developing projects based on the Anne Rice catalog for television.

[05/13/20 - 10:01 AM]
New Self-Shot Series "Design at Your Door" Delivers Everything Homeowners Need to Create HGTV-Inspired Spaces
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, June 11, the series will follow families from all walks of life as they receive coaching and a customized design plan that they can quickly make a reality.

[05/13/20 - 09:14 AM]
YouTube Originals Announces New Learning Series "Sleeping with Friends" Premiering May 20
In this three part special, EduTubers will go head to head to see who can improve their own sleep using the latest techniques and products.

[05/13/20 - 09:02 AM]
Video: "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The four-part documentary series premieres Wednesday, May 27 on the streaming service.

[05/13/20 - 09:01 AM]
Showtime Announces the Premiere Dates for the Non-Fiction Programs "The Go-Go's," "Love Fraud" and "Belushi"
Originally scheduled to launch on May 8, "Love Fraud" will now debut on Sunday, August 30.

[05/13/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Claims Demo Crown with "The Voice"
The network takes home the adults 18-49 while an all-repeat CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[05/13/20 - 08:02 AM]
Video: "Centerpiece" - Official Trailer - Quibi
Join us for a journey to the center.

[05/13/20 - 07:44 AM]
Steven Knight to Adapt Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" for BBC One and FX
Knight will write and executive produce the six-episode adaptation, which will also be executive produced by Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi.

[05/13/20 - 07:09 AM]
NBC Renews "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" for a Second Season
The series, which taped the entirety of its first season in the fourth quarter of 2019 and currently airs in the U.S., Canada, India and around the world, is on Peacock, Hulu and the NBC App as well as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

[05/13/20 - 07:01 AM]
HBO Max Unveils Exciting Second Wave Slate of Max Originals to Debut Throughout the Summer Beginning June 18th
The next wave of titles coming to the platform begins Thursday, June 18 with the debut of the entire first season of the unscripted kids adventure competition series "Karma," led by YouTube host Michelle Khare.

[05/13/20 - 06:05 AM]
Golf Films' "Tiger Slam" Premieres Sunday, May 24 at 8 P.M. ET on Golf Channel
The project details Woods' dominance atop the professional golf landscape, lifting the sport to places not previously seen after capturing each of golf's four majors between June 2000 and April 2001.

[05/13/20 - 06:01 AM]
BET Greenlights Second Seasons for Hit Scripted Series "Tyler Perry's The Oval" and "Tyler Perry's Sistas"
Production of the original drama is slated to start at Tyler Perry Studios on July 8, with premiere dates for both series forthcoming.

[05/13/20 - 05:31 AM]
truTV Expands on Wildly Successful Franchise with "Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party"
The six-episode half-hour series is set to premiere on Thursday, May 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/12/20 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 12
Updates include: The CW gives series orders to "Kung Fu," "Republic of Sarah"; HBO Max plans "Head of the Class" reboot; and Katee Sackhoff latest bound for "The Mandalorian."

[05/12/20 - 05:43 PM]
Netflix Sets Two Romantic Comedies Starring Reese Witherspoon with Her Company, Hello Sunshine Producing
"Your Place or Mine" and "The Cactus" are both on tap at the streaming service.

[05/12/20 - 04:00 PM]
Bingeworthy "Solar Opposites" Blasts Off as Hulu's Most-Watched Original Comedy Premiere
Hulu spins the numbers for the series to date.

[05/12/20 - 01:02 PM]
Human/Animal Hybrids Journey Through a Post-Apocalyptic Paradise in "Sweet Tooth," A New Netflix Series Based on Characters from DC
The eight-episode series comes from Team Downey's Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell.

[05/12/20 - 01:01 PM]
More Multiples, More Fun - "Outdaughtered" and "Sweet Home Sextuplets" Return and Bring All Kinds of Adorable to TLC Just in Time for Summer
New seasons will roll out on Tuesday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 16, respectively.

[05/12/20 - 12:01 PM]
"SpongeBob SquarePants" Voice Cast Unites for Virtual Table Read in Nickelodeon's "The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special," Premiering Friday, June 5
The special will feature animation from the original episodes alongside the voice cast's re-creation of beloved scenes.

[05/12/20 - 11:52 AM]
On May 30, Nat Geo WILD Proves Home Is Where the Heart Is with the Return of Fan-Favorite Series "Heartland Docs, DVM"
The series has captured both the hearts and the respect of audiences nationwide and returns to the small screen to offer a front-row seat to experience daily life among the Great Plains in Hartington, Nebraska.

[05/12/20 - 10:23 AM]
"Once Upon a Quarantime" Set to Premiere May 20 on Lifetime
The unscripted special follows four couples who have been self-filming their new reality during the crisis.

[05/12/20 - 10:22 AM]
Food Network's New Reality Series Features One Family, Three Restaurants and the Craziest Time of the Year on "Summer Rush"
The four-part reality series premieres on Thursday, June 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/12/20 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Poster and New Trailer for "The Good Lord Bird," Starring and Executive Produced by Ethan Hawke
The seven-episode series was previously scheduled to premiere Sunday, February 16.

[05/12/20 - 09:46 AM]
Comedian Mo Mandel Visits Unappreciated Small Towns Across America and Uncovers What Makes Them So Unique in New Discovery Special
"Small Town Throwdown" premieres Wednesday, May 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/12/20 - 09:30 AM]
Anthology Series "Room 104" Returns for Fourth and Final Season July 24
Created by Mark and Jay Duplass, the late-night, half-hour anthology series returns with 12 new episodes, each telling a unique and unexpected tale of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel.

[05/12/20 - 09:07 AM]
Quibi Orders Acclaimed Sketch Series "Alternatino" from Arturo Castro and Comedy Central Productions
Season one debuted on Comedy Central in June 2019, receiving praise from critics and breaking through the cultural zeitgeist with highly-viewed sketches showcasing a provocative, unique voice in the comedy landscape.







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[05/25/20 - 11:08 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Competition with NASCAR
The network's primetime coverage leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/24/20 - 11:02 AM]
NTT INDYCAR Series Genesys 300 Moves to Primetime on NBC Saturday, June 6
"America has a thirst for live sports, so we're thrilled to showcase the spectacular racing of the NTT INDYCAR Series in primetime on the broadcast network," said Jon Miller.

[05/24/20 - 08:15 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
Said victories come on an all-repeat night for the broadcast networks.

[05/23/20 - 09:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Top Demos
The network leads the repeat heavy night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[05/22/20 - 11:50 PM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Returns to NBC with Originals on Sunday, June 7
The Jane Lynch-hosted series will lead off the night at 7:00/6:00c.

[05/22/20 - 02:01 PM]
HBO Redirects Funds for Annual Emmy Party and FYC Events to Donate $1 Million to The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund
"On behalf of Bob Greenblatt and myself, we are proud to make this contribution from HBO instead of using it for our traditional Emmy party and FYC events," said Casey Bloys.

[05/22/20 - 01:55 PM]
FX Renews "What We Do in the Shadows" for a Third Season
"We're incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on 'Shadows,'" Nick Grad said. "Week in and week out, the producers, writers and our amazing cast continue to make one of the funniest and best comedy series on TV."

[05/22/20 - 10:13 AM]
Walton Goggins to Narrate Discovery and Science Channel's Epic Documentary "NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future" Giving Viewers a Rare Glimpse Inside NASA and SpaceX Headquarters
The special two-hour documentary will air Monday, May 25 on Science Channel, and will rebroadcast on Tuesday, May 26 on Discovery.

[05/22/20 - 10:02 AM]
"Tuca & Bertie" Fly Again at Adult Swim - #1 Network with Young Adults Greenlights Second Season
"I've been a fan of Adult Swim shows since my teens, so I'm thrilled to bring my beloved fowl to the party and be a new voice for a fresh decade of absurd, irreverent, yet heartwarming adult animation," said creator Lisa Hanawalt.

[05/22/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "Holey Moley," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
The Alphabet holds off the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/20 - 08:01 AM]
"Selling Sunset" Season 2 Is Now on Netflix and - Surprise - A Third Season Premieres on August 7
In the series, the elite agents at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA.

[05/22/20 - 07:55 AM]
"Elite" Season 4 Is Coming to Netflix
The streaming service broke the news on social media this morning.

[05/22/20 - 07:00 AM]
HBO Max Celebrates May 27th Platform Launch with a "Week of So Much More"
To celebrate the nationwide launch of HBO Max on May 27th, the streamer has teamed up with a collection of fan-favorite brands to offer so much more to households, every day, for an entire week.

[05/22/20 - 06:49 AM]
Animal Planet's One-of-a-Kind Series "The Zoo" Moves to 8PM ET/PT on Saturdays
The series documents an unscripted look at the knowledge and diverse skills needed to operate a zoo.

[05/22/20 - 06:13 AM]
"Zenimation" Premieres on Disney+
Unplug, relax, and refresh your senses for a moment of mindfulness with Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zenimation" - an animated soundscape experience.