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[07/03/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Trailer for "An American Pickle"
The film, directed by Brandon Trost, is based on Simon Rich's New Yorker novella and stars Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family.

[07/03/20 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Put ABC, CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in total viewers while both networks share the adults 18-49 crown.

[07/02/20 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 2
Updates include: FOX extends options on all six of its pilots; The CW cancels "Katy Keene" after one season; and CBS's "Big Brother" inches closer to return.

[07/02/20 - 03:44 PM]
ABC's "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times,'" Set to Rebroadcast, Tuesday, July 7
The December 2019 broadcast reached nearly 13 million Total Viewers on linear and digital platforms.

[07/02/20 - 12:00 PM]
"The Greatest #AtHome Videos," Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Returns with Four New Specials, Beginning Friday, July 24 on CBS
The new one-hour episodes will air each Friday through August 14, and showcase the next generation of viral home videos in the age of social distancing.

[07/02/20 - 11:06 AM]
"Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe" to Premiere Exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, August 28
The soundtrack, from Walt Disney Records, will be available the same day.

[07/02/20 - 10:45 AM]
Morgan Kohan and Marcus Rosner Star in "Love on Harbor Island," Premiering August 8, on Hallmark Channel
Brenda Matthews also stars in the project, from ROP Productions.

[07/02/20 - 10:44 AM]
Cindy Busby and Torrance Coombs Star in "Romance in the Air," Premiering August 1, on Hallmark Channel
After learning her job is on the line, Eden (Busby) returns to Lake Tahoe where she used to spend her summers growing up.

[07/02/20 - 10:15 AM]
Kilter Films Teams with Amazon Studios to Develop Series Based on Fallout
Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are attached to executive produce the project, currently in development with a series commitment.

[07/02/20 - 10:08 AM]
Showtime(R) Offers the Premiere Episode of New Docu-Series "Outcry" for Free
The first installment will be available on YouTube, as well as across multiple television and streaming providers' devices, websites, applications and authenticated online services and their free On Demand channels.

[07/02/20 - 10:01 AM]
"The Kominsky Method" Renewed by Netflix for a Third and Final Season
Creator Chuck Lorre said, "It's been an incredible experience to see the warm response from both audiences and critics. I'm excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter."

[07/02/20 - 09:59 AM]
New Season of Hit ABC Show "What Would You Do?" with Anchor John Quinones Returns This Summer with Brand-New Scenarios
The premiere episode features a scenario about how people react in both Mississippi and New York to a man publicly displaying the Confederate flag, airing on the heels of Mississippi lawmakers voting to remove the Confederate symbol from the state flag.

[07/02/20 - 09:11 AM]
MTV Studios Re-Unites with Academy Award(R) Winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine "Clone High" with Emmy(R)-Nominated Co-Creator Bill Lawrence
Together with MTV and Erica Rivinoja, the trio will reunite to develop and produce new episodes of the animated series, which was widely regarded as a time capsule of the early 2000s with its loving satire and wry parody of emo culture.

[07/02/20 - 09:11 AM]
Hulu Renews "The Great" for a Second Season
The satirical, comedic drama is about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia's history.

[07/02/20 - 09:04 AM]
Video: "Father Soldier Son" - Official Trailer - Netflix
This intimate documentary follows one military family over the course of 10 years, becoming an intergenerational exploration of the meaning of sacrifice, purpose and American manhood in the aftermath of war.

[07/02/20 - 08:47 AM]
"Conan" to Move Production to Historic Los Angeles Comedy & Music Venue Largo at the Coronet Beginning Monday, July 6
O'Brien will continue interviewing guests via Zoom, without an audience, and will only have a limited staff and crew on site, following government and industry health and safety protocols.

[07/02/20 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Repeats Top Viewers; Share Demo Crown
CBS and FOX split the adults 18-49 honors with the network last night.

[07/02/20 - 08:09 AM]
Quirky, Spooky and Hilarious World of "DeadEndia" Comes to Netflix in a New Animated Series
The series follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house while battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it.

[07/02/20 - 07:05 AM]
Oxygen's "License to Kill" Hosted by Dr. Terry Dubrow Returns for Season Two on Saturday, August 8 at 6PM ET/PT
Each one-hour episode is told from the perspective of victims, families, colleagues, and law enforcement, and exposes what happens when the hands that should heal are used to cause harm on vulnerable patients seeking medical attention.

[07/02/20 - 01:02 AM]
Netflix Confirms Casting for Korean High School Zombie Series, "All of Us Are Dead"
The series follows a group of students trapped in a high school who find themselves in dire situations as they seek to be rescued from a zombie invasion of their school.

[07/02/20 - 01:01 AM]
Lesley Manville to Play Princess Margaret in the Fifth Season of "The Crown"
Netflix revealed the news on social media this morning.

[07/02/20 - 12:46 AM]
Netflix Announces Production of Korean Original Series "D.P.," Adapting from Popular Webtoon
D.P. stands for "Deserter Pursuit," a unit within the Army's Military Police that chases down AWOL soldiers.

[07/01/20 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 1
Updates include: Utkarsh Ambudkar to star in CBS's "Ghosts" pilot; Melvin Gregg boards Hulu's "Nine Perfect Strangers"; and "Mad Men" bound for new streaming homes.

[07/01/20 - 01:01 PM]
"Never Have I Ever" Renewed by Netflix for Season 2
The streaming service revealed the news on its social media this afternoon.

[07/01/20 - 12:05 PM]
Science Channel to Celebrate America's Most Impressive Monuments in Premiere Episode of "Unearthed: Seven Wonders" Airing Sunday, July 5
In the first episode, airing over Independence Day weekend, viewers will get an inside look at the incredible engineering behind America's most notable structures including the Washington Monument, Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Mount Rushmore and others.

[07/01/20 - 12:00 PM]
CBS Program Advisory - "Tough as Nails" Will Now Have a Two-Hour Series Premiere on Wednesday, July 8
The new episode of "Game On!" originally scheduled for July 8 will now air Wednesday, July 15.

[07/01/20 - 11:01 AM]
"The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! A Special Tribute to Carl Reiner," A One-Hour Special Featuring Two Beloved Episodes, to Be Broadcast Friday, July 3
The special features "Coast to Coast Big Mouth," which ranked #8 on TV Guide's list of the "100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time," and "October Eve," which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series' funniest episodes.

[07/01/20 - 10:35 AM]
FX Networks' Critically Acclaimed Comedies, "Archer" and "What We Do in the Shadows," Coming to San Diego Comic-Con@Home
Each show will stream a virtual panel session featuring series stars and producers.

[07/01/20 - 10:18 AM]
HGTV Greenlights New Series "Rehab Addict Rescue" Starring Fan-Favorite Home Renovator Nicole Curtis
A self-taught home rehabber, real estate expert and designer, Nicole spent eight seasons rebuilding neighborhoods in Detroit and Minneapolis in the DIY Network and HGTV hit series "Rehab Addict."

[07/01/20 - 10:04 AM]
New Animated Comedy Series "Star Trek: Lower Decks" to Premiere Thursday, August 6 on CBS All Access
Following the premiere, new episodes of the series' 10-episode first season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays.

[07/01/20 - 09:45 AM]
Disney+ Joins Comic-con@Home July 23-26 to Present Upcoming Originals "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe," Marvel's 616," and "The Right Stuff"
Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, and online attendees are encouraged to use the official #ComicConAtHome hashtag to be included in the virtual activities.

[07/01/20 - 09:11 AM]
Video: "Fatal Affair" Starring Nia Long + Omar Epps - Official Trailer - Netflix
A brief encounter takes a dangerous turn when Ellie (Nia Long) discovers her old friend David (Omar Epps) is more unstable than she realized.

[07/01/20 - 09:07 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Expansive Deal with Emmy Award-Winning Mike Judge to Reimagine "Beavis and Butt-Head"
"It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again," said Judge.

[07/01/20 - 09:05 AM]
A&E Announces New Series "What's It Worth?" Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy and "Extreme Unboxing" Premiering on August 4
The new 30-minute series debuts ahead of the previously announced two-hour live series "What's It Worth? Live" which will launch this Fall.

[07/01/20 - 09:00 AM]
New Drama Series "Lovecraft Country" Debuts August 16, Exclusively on HBO
The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams).

[07/01/20 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Once Again Puts NBC on Top
The network coasts to another victory in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/01/20 - 08:01 AM]
Peacock Strikes Content Licensing Agreement with ViacomCBS
"Ray Donovan," "The Affair," "Charmed," "Undercover Boss," "The Game," "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Real Husbands of Hollywood" are among the TV offerings.

[07/01/20 - 07:42 AM]
Video: Amazon Prime Video Drops the Trailer for the Eagerly Awaited All-New Amazon Original Series "Breathe: Into the Shadows"
The Amazon Original series sees the return of acclaimed actor Amit Sadh in his award-winning role as senior inspector Kabir Sawant.

[07/01/20 - 07:08 AM]
Video: "The Speed Cubers" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Discover the special bond - and uncommon competitive spirit - shared by the world's Rubik's Cube-solving record breakers in this documentary.

[07/01/20 - 07:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Trailer for Alison Ellwood's Documentary "The Go-Go's"
Featuring candid testimonies from the group members, Ellwood's documentary charts the meteoric rise to fame of a band that not only captured but created a zeitgeist.

[07/01/20 - 02:17 AM]
Netflix Confirms There Will Be a Second Season for "Into the Night"
Said creator and writer Jason George: "We've been thrilled by the global response to 'Into the Night,' and I'm excited to share that we'll be doing a second season."

[06/30/20 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 30
Updates include: Priyanka Chopra Jonas inks first-look deal with Amazon; "Defending Jacob's" Mark Bomback sets up shop at Apple; Mahershala Ali to play Jack Johnson in HBO's "Unruly."

[06/30/20 - 11:21 AM]
"Amy Schumer Learns to Cook" Back for Seconds on Food Network
The additional episodes will again be self-shot and allow Chris and Amy to share a behind-the-scenes look at their lives at home.

[06/30/20 - 10:29 AM]
Hit HBO Comedy Series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Starring Larry David, Will Return for an Eleventh Season
Said David: "Believe me, I'm as upset about this as you are. One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve."

[06/30/20 - 09:38 AM]
"The Great Heist" Premieres on Netflix on August 14th
Inspired by the true events, the series follows the assault on the Bank of the Republic, also known as "The robbery of the century" perpetrated in October 1994.

[06/30/20 - 09:30 AM]
Anthology Series "Room 104" Returns for Fourth and Final Season July 24
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.

[06/30/20 - 09:07 AM]
Nickelodeon Readies Next Chapter of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with All-New CG-Animated Theatrical Release Produced by Point Grey Pictures
The theatrical motion picture will be directed by Jeff Rowe and written by Brendan O'Brian.

[06/30/20 - 09:03 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Premiere Date for Third and Final Season of "Corporate"
Look for the first of six episodes starting on Wednesday, July 22 at 10:30/9:30c.

[06/30/20 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Boys State" - Official Trailer - Apple TV+
The film is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government.

[06/30/20 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Wall" Tops Viewers, Demos for NBC
The Peacock network's originals hold off the competition last night.







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[08/14/20 - 01:00 PM]
Hillary Rodham Clinton Joins The CW Network's Broadcast of "Women in Film Presents: Make It Work!"
As previously announced, the one-hour special premieres Wednesday, August 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/14/20 - 12:34 PM]
Kenya Barris, Roger Ross Williams and Nadia Hallgren Team Up for Documentary Following Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump
The documentary feature will pull back the curtain on an array of Crump's past and current cases by examining the distinct nature of his work, his impact on American civil rights and racial justice, and the toll such work takes on him and his family.

[08/14/20 - 10:22 AM]
Netflix Announces Launch of "The Last Word" on September 17
The six-episode series tells the story of Karla Fazius (Anke Engelke), a woman who tries to overcome the sudden death of her husband.

[08/14/20 - 10:02 AM]
New Date Announced for "2020 Billboard Music Awards" Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 P.M. ET Live on NBC
The event, originally scheduled to air live on NBC from Las Vegas on April 29, was postponed due to the pandemic.

[08/14/20 - 10:02 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2020 Original Programming Slate
The streaming service recaps its original offerings for the coming months.

[08/14/20 - 10:00 AM]
2020 NBA Playoffs Tip Off on ESPN With Quadruple-Header Totaling More Than 10 Consecutive Hours of Live Event Coverage, Monday, Aug. 17
ABC and ESPN will combine to broadcast up to 44 NBA Playoff game telecasts, including up to 18 first-round games.

[08/14/20 - 09:07 AM]
Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang and Charles Melton to Star in Romantic Comedy "Love Hard" for Netflix
An LA girl, unlucky in love, falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for Christmas, only to discover that she's been catfished.

[08/14/20 - 08:46 AM]
HGTV's "Selling the Big Easy" Now Set to Premiere on Friday, September 11, at 9 and 9:30 PM ET/PT
New Orleans native and resident real estate expert Brittany Picolo-Ramos specializes in quintessential NOLA properties in the new HGTV series.

[08/14/20 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Competition in Viewers, Demos
"Holey Moley" paves the way to another Alphabet victory last night.

[08/14/20 - 01:26 AM]
Video: Introducing the "Class of '83" - Bobby Deol Marks 25 Years in the Hindi Film Industry with the Netflix Film
The cop drama, directed by Atul Sabharwal and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, will release exclusively on Netflix on August 21.

[08/14/20 - 01:25 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases the Trailer of Its Upcoming Fictionalized Series, "Masaba Masaba," Based on the Designer's Life Releasing on August 28
The series is a celebration of her life, successes and failures alikes, packing in a ton of fun, laughter and tongue-in-cheek humour that is synonymous with her and her actor mother, Neena Gupta.

[08/14/20 - 12:01 AM]
Video: "All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur" - Official Full Trailer
The documentary franchise's latest installment drops August 31 on Prime Video.

[08/13/20 - 06:10 PM]
"The School Nurse Files," Starring Jung Yu-mi and Nam Joo-hyuk, Confirmed for September 25 Release
Character posters of Jung Yu-mi as Ahn Eun-young and Nam Joo-hyuk as Hong In-pyo have also been revealed.

[08/13/20 - 01:31 PM]
BET News Presents "Black America Votes: The VP Choice" Airing Sunday, August 16 at 7PM ET/PT on BET & BET HER
The special will feature the unique analysis and perspective of notable Black women who will address this moment in political history and how Kalama Harris's presence on the Democratic ticket may impact the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

[08/13/20 - 12:04 PM]
Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson and Oprah Winfrey to Star in the HBO Special Event "Between the World and Me"
The special, which is currently in production under COVID-19 guidelines, debuts this fall on HBO and will also be available to stream on HBO Max.