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    [thursday, july 30, 2020]    
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[07/30/20 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 30
Updates include: "Grey's Anatomy," "Station 19" promote new regulars; Damon Wayans Jr. to star in comedy series for Peacock; and Netflix commissions anime series based on "Splinter Cell" video game.

[07/30/20 - 01:08 PM]
FX Sets Premiere Date for "A Wilderness of Error"
The premiere will include the first three episodes airing back-to-back-to-back from 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, September 25.

[07/30/20 - 01:02 PM]
Building Upon Natural History for Over 132 Years, National Geographic Announces Fall Slate of Epic Natural History Series and Specials
Highlights include the return of "Savage Kingdom" on Friday, August 14.

[07/30/20 - 12:31 PM]
Video: "Sex Next Door" - Official Trailer - Quibi
The streaming service's latest entry launches this Monday, August 3.

[07/30/20 - 12:02 PM]
Showtime(R) Renews Emmy(R) Nominated Documentary Series "Vice" for a Second Season
The series recently wrapped its first season on the network and received a 2020 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special.

[07/30/20 - 10:14 AM]
HBO Documentary Series "The Vow," Taking an Inside Look at the NXIVM Organization, Debuts August 23 on HBO
The series takes a deep, nuanced look at the experiences of a number of people deeply involved in NXIVM over the course of several years.

[07/30/20 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "On The Trail" - Official Trailer - HBO Max
CNN shares their front-row seat to history for a glimpse into what it takes to cover a presidential campaign.

[07/30/20 - 10:05 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Leah Remini Named Host of Game Show Network's New Series, "People Puzzler," Based on the Iconic Crossword Puzzles in People Magazine
The half-hour original series is anticipated to premiere in early 2021.

[07/30/20 - 10:03 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Reveals the Top 44 Acts Headed to Season 15 Live Shows Starting Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Universal Studios Hollywood
Results will be revealed during a one-hour telecast each Wednesday (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) with five acts going through each week to the semifinals.

[07/30/20 - 09:29 AM]
Season 2 of Tong Wars Drama Series "Warrior," Based on the Writings of Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee, Debuts This October, Exclusively on Cinemax
The series is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 19th century.

[07/30/20 - 09:00 AM]
HBO Asia's Original Anthology Drama Series "Invisible Stories" to Premiere in the U.S. on August 3
All six episodes will be available in the U.S. and will be available to stream on HBO and HBO Max.

[07/30/20 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers; Splits Demos with CBS, FOX
NBC has been the most-watched network for 10 consecutive Wednesdays.

[07/30/20 - 08:05 AM]
Video: "Teenage Bounty Hunters" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The latest original is coming to Netflix on August 14.

[07/30/20 - 05:00 AM]
ViacomCBS Debuts Expanded and Enhanced CBS All Access
More than 3,500 episodes across ViacomCBS' leading portfolio of entertainment brands will now be available on CBS All Access, including popular series from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian Channel and more.

[07/30/20 - 04:00 AM]
Acorn TV Commissions Romantic Procedural "Cannes Confidential" from Dramacorp
The series will exclusively premiere on Acorn TV in North America, New Zealand, Australia, and United Kingdom in late 2021.

[07/30/20 - 12:19 AM]
Video: "Young Wallander" - Official Teaser - Netflix
The series reimagines Henning Mankell's literary hero as a cop in his early 20s in 2020 Sweden.

[07/29/20 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 29
Updates include: Marsai Martin to host "Tiny Talk Show" for Quibi; Kerry Washington signs new overall deal with ABC Studios; and FOX completes filming on "Dancing with Horses" pilot.

[07/29/20 - 02:10 PM]
Video: "The Masked Singer" - An All-New Season Coming This Fall to FOX
The show's first promo indicates its new season will roll out in September.

[07/29/20 - 12:59 PM]
Bravo Media Presents the Vital National Conversation "Race in America: A Movement Not a Moment" Premiering Sunday, August 9, at 10PM ET/PT
The 90-minute special from Executive Producers Leslie D. Farrell and Dorothy Toran is produced by Lauren Grace Media.

[07/29/20 - 12:02 PM]
Cartoon Trump and Cartoon Biden Face Off as "Our Cartoon President" Returns to Showtime(R)
Look for nine half-hour episodes tied to the 2020 Presidential election beginning Sunday, September 13.

[07/29/20 - 11:38 AM]
Calling All Metalheads! Syfy Launches "Metal Crush Mondays" Beginning August 3
The month-long programming stunt features interviews conducted by Whitney Moore with some of the biggest names in heavy metal.

[07/29/20 - 10:24 AM]
YouTube Originals Renews "Could You Survive the Movies?" for a Second Season Premiering Early 2021
The series has accrued over 70 million views since launching in October 2019.

[07/29/20 - 10:05 AM]
Video: "Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In the event, four family sitcoms - "Family Reunion," "Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love", "The Big Show Show" and "Mr. Iglesias" - tag team to uphold their family legacies in a summer crossover competition so hot it could light the Olympic torch.

[07/29/20 - 09:32 AM]
Jonathan Levine to Direct Hulu Limited Series "Nine Perfect Strangers"
Levine will helm all eight episodes of the highly anticipated Hulu limited series, starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Samara Weaving, Luke Evans, Melvin Gregg, Grace Van Patten and Tiffany Boone.

[07/29/20 - 09:11 AM]
It's a "Twinseltown" Showdown When Drew and Jonathan Scott Compete in the Newest Season of HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother"
The new season begins Wednesday, September 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/29/20 - 09:04 AM]
"Black Beauty" Rides Onto Disney+
The contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic 19th century novel features Kate Winslet as the voice of "Black Beauty."

[07/29/20 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Chemical Hearts" - Official Trailer - Prime Video
The film, due on August 21, is an unapologetic, coming of age story involving a hopeless romantic and a young woman with a mysterious past.

[07/29/20 - 08:31 AM]
New AMC Studios and Movistar+ Limited Series "La Fortuna" Casts Academy Award(R)-Nominee Stanley Tucci
The six-part limited series stars Tucci as treasure hunter Frank Wild, Álvaro Mel, who plays inexperienced diplomat Alex Ventura, and Ana Polvorosa, as Alex's colleague in work and adventure, Lucia.

[07/29/20 - 08:13 AM]
Video: Rob Schneider Asks: Sex or Cookies? - "Asian Momma, Mexican Kids" Trailer - Netflix
The stand-up special premieres on August 11, only on Netflix.

[07/29/20 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spots with "America's Got Talent"
The network cruises to another victory in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/29/20 - 08:05 AM]
FOX Sports Drafts Super Bowl Champ Jonathan Vilma to Network's NFL Roster
The Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler Jonathan Vilma joins FOX Sports as an NFL game analyst.

[07/29/20 - 08:02 AM]
Time to Pop Bottles - Seven Classic Shows Are Coming to Netflix
"Moesha," "The Game," "Sister Sister," "Girlfriends," "The Parkers," "Half & Half" and "One on One" are all on tap in the coming months.

[07/29/20 - 08:01 AM]
From the Creator of "American Horror Story," "Ratched" Premieres September 18 on Netflix
Sarah Paulson stars as the iconic Nurse Ratched.

[07/29/20 - 07:54 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Annual "Summer Nights" Features Three All-New Original Movies
"Romance in the Air" will kick things off on Saturday, August 1.

[07/29/20 - 07:31 AM]
Netflix Orders Animated Comedy Series "Captain Fall" from Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen
The project will follow Jonathan Fall, a naive warm-hearted ship captain who finds himself unknowingly the captain of a smuggling ship.

[07/29/20 - 07:21 AM]
Attention Idhunites: Netflix Reveals the Characters of "The Idhun Chronicles"
The season has five episodes and it is directed by Maite Ruiz de Austri, winner of two Goya Awards for Best Animated Film, who becomes the first woman to direct an anime series in Spain.

[07/29/20 - 07:00 AM]
Crackle Announces the Premiere of AVOD Exclusive Horror Film "The Sonata" Available August 1
The movie stars Freya Tingley as Rose Fisher, a music virtuoso who inherits a rambling Victorian mansion owned by her deceased father played by Rutger Hauer in one of his final on-screen performances.

[07/28/20 - 11:57 PM]
Netflix Confirms Casting of Yoo Ah-in and Park Jeong-min for Korean Original Series "Hellbound"
Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah and Yang Ik-june also star in the project, about supernatural angels appearing out of nowhere to condemn people to hell.

[07/28/20 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 28
Updates include: Netflix renews "How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)"; "Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy!" to resume filming; and WE tv postpones launch of "Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!"

[07/28/20 - 02:49 PM]
Millie Bobby Brown to Star in and Produce with Jason Bateman's Aggregate Films "The Girls I've Been" for Netflix
The film is a twisty, exhilarating thriller centering around a con artist, Nora, who must use her powers of persuasion and impersonation to get herself, her girlfriend, and ex-boyfriend free during a hostage situation at a bank.

[07/28/20 - 01:32 PM]
All-New "American Chopper" Special to Air Tuesday, August 4 on Discovery Channel
"The Last Ride" was previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 9.

[07/28/20 - 11:05 AM]
No Risk, No Reward: All New Discovery Series "I Quit" Premieres Tuesday, August 18
Over the course of one year, the series follows six sets of hopeful entrepreneurs as they leave their steady incomes and retirement plans behind, going all in on their dreams of launching their own businesses.

[07/28/20 - 10:51 AM]
PBS Distribution Announces New Prime Video Channel: PBS Documentaries
Subscribers will be able to explore various topics or take an in-depth look at the people, traditions and events that mold our world - all carefully curated for "viewers like you" by America's most trusted home of documentaries: PBS.

[07/28/20 - 10:50 AM]
PBS's "Independent Lens" to Premiere "Mr. Soul!" in Its Upcoming Season, Bringing America's First Black Variety Show Back to Public Television
The pioneering series ran for six years, cementing itself as not only a vehicle to celebrate Black artistry, community and culture but also as a platform for political expression and a powerful force in the fight for social justice.

[07/28/20 - 10:49 AM]
"How It Feels to Be Free," New "American Masters" Documentary About Trailblazing Black Female Entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, Premieres Winter 2021 on PBS
The film, which is slated to premiere in early 2021 on PBS, features interviews and archival performances with all six women, as well as original conversations with contemporary artists influenced by them.

[07/28/20 - 10:48 AM]
PBS and WETA Announce New Documentary Series from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song", to Air February 16 and 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. ET
Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Bishop Michael Curry, Cornel West, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rev. Al Sharpton, Yolanda Adams, Rev. William Barber II, BeBe Winans and Bishop Vashti McKenzie are among those featured.

[07/28/20 - 10:47 AM]
New "PBS Kids Talk About: Race and Racism" Special to Debut on October 9
The show will feature kids and their parents talking about race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way.

[07/28/20 - 10:46 AM]
PBS and "PBS NewsHour" Announce Intimate Series with New York Times Bestselling Author Kelly Corrigan
The first episode will premiere on PBS stations nationwide on Monday, October 5.

[07/28/20 - 08:31 AM]
72nd Emmy Awards Complete Nominations List
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" tops all comedies with 20 nominations while "Ozark" and "Succession" lead the dramas with 18 each.

[07/28/20 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Titan Games" Top Demos
CBS however is the most-watched network with its all-repeat lineup.







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[09/16/21 - 11:01 AM]
BET Breakout Hit "Twenties" from Creative Force Lena Waithe of Hillman Grad Productions Returns for Season 2 Wednesday, October 13, Along with a New Original After-Show Hosted and Executive Produced by B. Scott
B. Scott will be joined by the cast and an esteemed roster of guests including voices from the Black LGBTQ+ community that haven't always been given a platform to share their personal experiences.

[09/16/21 - 10:35 AM]
Netflix Announces New Series "Jigsaw," An Innovative, Suspenseful Crime Thriller
The thrilling, action-packed heist drama takes an innovative nonlinear approach to storytelling in a way where viewers are in control.

[09/16/21 - 10:31 AM]
Max Original Adult Animated Series "Ten Year Old Tom" Debuts September 30 on HBO Max
"I wanted to write a show about a kid who's trying to make sense of the world around him, but to do it in a way that doesn't pull punches," said creator Steve Dildarian.

[09/16/21 - 10:31 AM]
Video: "Create the Escape" - Official Trailer
The series, due October 7 on Peacock, allows kids to create, design and build their very own escape rooms.

[09/16/21 - 10:13 AM]
First Three Episodes of "Heels," Critically Acclaimed Wrestling Drama Starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig, Available to Stream for Free Beginning Friday, September 17
The episodes will also be available on Amazon, Apple, Att, Century Link, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Dtv, Google, Roku, Sling, Verizon And Vubiquity.

[09/16/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Another Life" Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The stakes couldn't get higher as Niko and her crew witness the annihilation of a planet. How do you negotiate with aliens capable of such brutality?

[09/16/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Big Sky" Season Two - Extended Trailer Featuring New Cast of Characters Available Now
"Big Sky" follows private detectives Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt as they reunite to investigate a car wreck outside of Helena, Montana, which they soon discover may not be as straightforward a case as it seems.

[09/16/21 - 10:00 AM]
Paramount+ Orders New Scripted Medical Adventure "Skymed" to Series
Life, death and drama at 20,000 feet, "Skymed" weaves together intense character journeys and high-stakes medical rescues, as we follow the triumphs, heartbreaks and tribulations of budding nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in remote Northern Canada.

[09/16/21 - 09:14 AM]
See the New Alicia Keys Like You've Never Seen Her Before in "Noted: Alicia Keys the Untold Stories"
Produced by Keys, "Noted" is a four-part documentary series for YouTube Originals filled with breathtaking, introspective moments and visual displays.

[09/16/21 - 09:05 AM]
Video: "Assault on VA-33" - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
When a band of terrorists takes over a veterans hospital, only one man can stop them.

[09/16/21 - 09:02 AM]
Netflix Reveals Premiere Date and First Look Photos for "True Story," The Dramatic Limited Series Starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes
A tour stop in Kid's (Hart) hometown of Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world's most famous comedians when the consequences of a lost evening with his wayward older brother (Snipes) threaten to destroy everything he's built.

[09/16/21 - 09:01 AM]
Season Two of HBO Docu-Comedy Series "How to with John Wilson" Debuts November 26
John Wilson continues his heartfelt mission of self-discovery, exploration and observation as he films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on six new deceptively simple topics.

[09/16/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Fever Dream" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The charged relationship between two young moms, one a visitor and the other a local, reveals a looming environmental catastrophe and a spiritual crash.

[09/16/21 - 05:01 AM]
Video: "Sex Education" - Season 3 - Trailer 2 - Netflix
Word of the "sex school" gets out as a new head teacher tries to control a rambunctious student body and Otis attempts to hide his secret hookup.

[09/15/21 - 04:01 PM]
Video: "We Couldn't Become Adults" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Prodded by a friend request, a feckless forty-something recalls his past relationships from the 90s onward, looking for his vanished hopes and dreams.