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[09/15/20 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 15
Updates include: David Hyde Pierce signs onto HBO Max's Julia Child pilot; Kat Coiro to helm "She-Hulk" at Disney+; and ABC pulls the plug on "United We Fall."

[09/15/20 - 01:15 PM]
FOX Announces Election-Themed Puppet Special "Let's Be Real," Executive-Produced by Robert Smigel, to Air Thursday, Oct. 1 on FOX
The satirical comedy event will cover politics, pop culture and the 2020 election through topical sketches featuring puppets, celebrity cameos and remote pieces.

[09/15/20 - 12:02 PM]
Showtime(R) to Air Dark Comedy Series "The End" from the Producers of "Top of the Lake" and "State of the Union"
Harriet Walter and Frances O'Connor star in the 10-episode series, due in 2021.

[09/15/20 - 12:01 PM]
"South Park" Returns with One Night Hour-Long Special Event Premiering Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central
In "The Pandemic Special," Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park.

[09/15/20 - 11:06 AM]
FOX NFL Delivers Best Week 1 Viewership Since 2016
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, September 13.

[09/15/20 - 10:39 AM]
Apple One Makes Enjoying Apple Subscription Services Easier Than Ever
Starting this fall, customers with Apple subscriptions will be recommended the right Apple One plan for them so they can sign up with a tap from any Apple device and get even more for less.

[09/15/20 - 10:08 AM]
FOX's Latinx 2020 Campaign Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with #TVForAll Social Activation, Beginning Today Across @FOXTV's Social Pages
Throughout the month, FOX will be sharing special stories from FOX talent about what their heritage means to them.

[09/15/20 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Max Orders Period Comedy Series "Our Flag Means Death" from Director and Executive Producer Taika Waititi
The project is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.

[09/15/20 - 10:01 AM]
On September 25, An All-New Season of "The Great British Baking Show" Will Start Rolling Out on Netflix in the U.S.
New episodes will be available every Friday, three days after they premiere in the U.K.

[09/15/20 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Announces Premiere Date and Debuts Trailer for "Moonbase 8"
The series, starring Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker and John C. Reilly, will launch Sunday, November 8 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/15/20 - 08:56 AM]
Season Two of "Christina on the Coast" Delivers Double-Digit Thursday Night Ratings Growth for HGTV
HGTV further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/15/20 - 08:47 AM]
New Six-Part Political Drama "Cobra" Premieres Sunday, October 4 on PBS
The new drama follows the British Prime Minister and his emergency committee as they navigate a major crisis and its political and personal fallout.

[09/15/20 - 08:25 AM]
Alton Brown Weaves the Wicked Tale of a Cursed Cookbook in Primetime "Good Eats" Special "The House That Dripped Chocolate"
Premiering on Thursday, October 8 and shot in black and white, the story begins when a cook, played by Brown, buys an old candy cookbook that turns out to be cursed.

[09/15/20 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Returns on Top for ABC
Early results see the Alphabet's mainstay up 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/15/20 - 08:20 AM]
The Impossible and Extreme: Science Channel Premieres "Extreme Ice Machines" and "Impossible Fixes" September 16
Both series will air back-to-back on Wednesday nights starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/15/20 - 08:16 AM]
Video: "Dick Johnson Is Dead" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced award-winning filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real.

[09/15/20 - 08:07 AM]
Peacock Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Premiere of First Original Latino Short Form Documentary Series "True Colors" Featuring Alex Rodriguez, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mario Lopez, and More
The series will feature episodes weekly and premieres exclusively on Peacock September 29 with a spotlight on Alex Rodríguez, the famed baseball player and entrepreneur.

[09/15/20 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "The Mandalorian" - Season 2 Official Trailer - Disney+
The new season starts streaming Friday, October 30, only on Disney+.

[09/15/20 - 05:00 AM]
ViacomCBS Unveils Brand for Upcoming Global Streaming Service: Paramount+
"Paramount is an iconic and storied brand beloved by consumers all over the world, and it is synonymous with quality, integrity and world-class storytelling," said Bob Bakish, President and CEO, ViacomCBS.

[09/15/20 - 02:01 AM]
Video: Official Trailer - "Take Us Home: Leeds United" Promotion Special
Two special edition episodes will premiere this Thursday on the streaming service.

[09/14/20 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 14
Updates include: Anika Noni Rose cast in Netflix's "Maid"; Guy Branum to star in NBC comedy; and Wolf Entertainment series set return dates for filming.

[09/14/20 - 01:38 PM]
"CripTales" to Premiere October 1 on BBC America - Six Short Films Written, Directed and Performed by People with Disabilities
Each film is a fictional monologue capturing a life-changing moment for a person with disabilities, based on factual research and lived experience and spanning the last 50 years of British history.

[09/14/20 - 01:37 PM]
Netflix Announces Production of "The Journalist" Starring Ryoko Yonekura
The series is an adaptation of the hit movie of the same name, which was a huge hit with audiences garnering a great deal of attention by confronting Japanese political crimes and scandals of recent years.

[09/14/20 - 12:05 PM]
Video: "Eli Roth's History of Horror" Season 2 Teaser - Returns October 10 - AMC
Season two digs even deeper into the catacombs of creepiness, exhuming landmark films and cult classics while chewing on the entrails of recent horror cinema.

[09/14/20 - 12:04 PM]
ION Television Is "Your Home for the Holidays" with Four All-New Movie Premieres
ION Television's lineup ranked #2 among networks airing holiday movies in 2019, averaging 919,000 households in primetime.

[09/14/20 - 12:02 PM]
Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Renews "America's Court with Judge Ross" for Seven More Seasons
Originally launched in September 2010, the series began airing in its eleventh season last week.

[09/14/20 - 12:02 PM]
Steve Conrad Plus Stop-Motion Baby Doll Animation from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Equals AMC's Latest Greenlight
The network ordered an initial season of six, 30-minute, episodes of "Mega City Smiths" scheduled for 2021.

[09/14/20 - 11:59 AM]
HBO Max Celebrates Latinx Voices
Celebrate Latinx filmmakers and actors with a wide selection of programming available to stream on HBO Max.

[09/14/20 - 11:59 AM]
Award-Winning Actor Aaron Pedersen Returns in Intriguing New Season of Hit Australian Crime Drama Series "Mystery Road"
Season two premieres on Monday, October 12 exclusively on Acorn TV in the U.S. and Canada with two episodes, followed by a weekly episode to premiere every Monday through November 9.

[09/14/20 - 11:32 AM]
Video: "The Amber Ruffin Show" - Official Trailer - Peacock
Each week will showcase Amber's signature smart and silly take on the week's news.

[09/14/20 - 11:32 AM]
Lifetime Releases Casting for Two New Movies as Part of Annual "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" Holiday Movie Slate
Fran Drescher, Ben Lewis, Blake Lee and Ellen Wong star in "The Christmas Setup" while Tony Giroux, Jacky Lai and Tzi Ma lead "A Sugar & Spice Holiday."

[09/14/20 - 11:31 AM]
Norman Lear's 70s Classic "Good Times" Will Return as an Animated Series on Netflix
Carl Jones joins as showrunner for Lear's first-ever animated series, in partnership with the likes of Steph Curry and Seth MacFarlane.

[09/14/20 - 11:02 AM]
CMT's Most Popular and Longest-Running Series "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" Renewed for Monumental Season 15
This season will be unlike any other, as it returns to follow a group of hopefuls as they work their way through the rigorous training camp and vie for a highly-coveted spot on one of America's most iconic teams, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

[09/14/20 - 10:59 AM]
Starz Inks Development Deals for Two New Series from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and G-Unit Film & Television
The first series is an untitled female sports agent drama inspired by the life of superstar sports agent and attorney Nicole Lynn, who will also serve as executive producer.

[09/14/20 - 10:16 AM]
Video: "Wilmore" - Official Trailer - Peacock
Emmy Award-winning producer, actor and comedian Larry Wilmore is bringing his distinct voice to streaming with a new weekly special series.

[09/14/20 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery's "The Lost Lincoln" Unravels the Mystery of What Could Be the Most Valuable Image of Our 16th President
The documentary chronicles an investigation by professional authenticator, Dr. Whitny Braun to reveal extraordinary, groundbreaking evidence uncovering whether a newly discovered, secret photograph could be the 131st and final image of President Lincoln, taken after his infamous assassination.

[09/14/20 - 09:53 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Sparks NBC to Victory
The network surges to the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/14/20 - 09:04 AM]
"The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse" Animated Shorts Premiere on Mickey's Birthday, November 18
The new Disney+ original series will debut on Mickey's birthday, Wednesday, November 18, with two new shorts rolling out every Friday beginning November 27.

[09/14/20 - 09:02 AM]
Is It October Already? Travel Channel Embraces the Unknown in Its Third Annual "Ghostober" Event
Filled with a creepy mix of buzzy new specials, boldfaced names and returning favorites, "Ghostober" has all the thrills and chills on lockdown.

[09/14/20 - 09:01 AM]
HBO Renews Emmy Winner "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" for Three More Seasons
The series, which is currently on hiatus until September 27, is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

[09/14/20 - 08:41 AM]
"Good Bones" Delivers Its Highest-Rated Season for HGTV
HGTV further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/14/20 - 08:00 AM]
An Epic Performance Featuring All Entertainer of the Year Nominees to Open the "55th Academy of Country Music Awards(TM)" Broadcasting Live from Nashville Wednesday, Sept. 16 on CBS
Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will kick off the event with a can't-miss performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits.

[09/14/20 - 06:44 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Trailer and Poster Art for New Docu-Series "The Comedy Store"
Directed and executive produced by Mike Binder, the series chronicles the evolution of comedy from within the walls of the legendary L.A. club.

[09/14/20 - 06:00 AM]
Keith Urban and P!nk to Perform World Television Premiere of Their New Single "One Too Many" on the "55th Academy of Country Music Awards(TM)," Wednesday, Sept. 16 on CBS
For the first time in ACM Awards(R) history, the show will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic country music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.

[09/14/20 - 03:33 AM]
Video: "La Revolution" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In a reimagined history of the French Revolution, the guillotine's future inventor uncovers a disease that drives the aristocracy to murder commoners.

[09/13/20 - 06:04 PM]
Video: "The Trial of the Chicago 7" - Official Teaser Trailer - Netflix Film
Written and directed by Academy Award(R)-Winner Aaron Sorkin starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch and Alex Sharp.

[09/13/20 - 12:59 PM]
Netflix Acquires Sam Levinson's "Malcolm & Marie" Starring Zendaya and John David Washington
The achingly romantic drama follows a filmmaker (Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) as they return home following a celebratory movie premiere as he awaits what's sure to be imminent critical and financial success.

[09/13/20 - 11:01 AM]
Taylor Swift Returns to the Country Music Stage with a World Premiere Performance from Her Folklore Album at the "55th Academy of Country Music Awards" Wednesday, Sept. 16 on CBS
Swift will perform "betty" from her record-breaking eighth studio album folklore, which has spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, tying her with Whitney Houston for the most cumulative weeks atop the chart by a woman in history.

[09/13/20 - 10:01 AM]
Quibi Drops Steven Soderbergh's New Series "Wireless" Early
The survival thriller stars Tye Sheridan, stranded in a Colorado snowstorm on NYE with only his phone to help him.

[09/12/20 - 12:25 PM]
Netflix Acquires Kornel Mundruczo's "Pieces of a Woman"
The film stars Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Falls, and Ellen Burstyn.







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[09/17/20 - 02:00 PM]
"CBS Sunday Night Movies" Return with Six Fan-Favorite Films from the Paramount Pictures Library, Beginning Oct. 4
To make room, the Sunday editions of "Big Brother" will shift to Monday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning October 5.

[09/17/20 - 01:19 PM]
The Network Television Premiere of the Critically Acclaimed Comedy "One Day at a Time" Debuts on CBS with Back-to-Back Episodes, Monday, Oct. 5
The network premieres will now begin one week earlier than previously announced.

[09/17/20 - 01:08 PM]
NHRA Inks Multi-Year Extension with FOX Sports
The updated deal includes expanded coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1, an NFL adjacent event, and five hours of Finals coverage at the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day Weekend each year.

[09/17/20 - 12:43 PM]
"Ready or Not," The Inspiring Documentary Film About a High School Senior Who Runs for Houston City Council, Debuts on Fuse October 3, 2020
The film follows 17-year old activist Marcel McClinton in his race against a powerful incumbent for a seat on the Houston City Council.

[09/17/20 - 12:15 PM]
ABC Rounds Out Fall Schedule with Announcement of Scripted Drama Series Premiere Dates for 2020-2021 Season
Dates for unscripted and comedy series were previously announced.

[09/17/20 - 11:41 AM]
Travel Channel Boasts Highest Premiere for a Franchise with the Launch of New "Shock Docs" Series "Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren"
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Monday, September 7.

[09/17/20 - 11:39 AM]
The Finale of ID's "Impact of Murder" Profiles the Gut-Wrenching Story of Corrinna Martin, A Domestic Violence Survivor Who Lost Two Daughters and a Granddaughter to the Cycle
Using the gripping victim impact statements delivered in court as the driving storytelling technique, this series showcases how victims can be empowered against their perpetrator to stand up in court and confront them - and in some cases, unexpectedly find forgiveness.

[09/17/20 - 11:30 AM]
Celebrate Batman Day with HBO Max
Celebrate Batman Day on September 19 with HBO Max, the premiere destination to stream your favorite Batman series and films from the DC library.

[09/17/20 - 11:27 AM]
OWN Announces Two New Fall Series, Expands Popular Unscripted Programming Roster to Two Nights Beginning in October
Newcomers "Put a Ring on It" and "Behind Every Man" will be joined by new seasons of "Iyanla: Fix My Life" and "Ready to Love."

[09/17/20 - 11:00 AM]
The Award-Winning Play "What the Constitution Means to Me" Written by and Starring Heidi Schreck and Captured on Broadway by Director Marielle Heller to Premiere Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video October 16
Amazon Studios has also signed a new overall deal with Schreck, to create content that will premiere exclusively on Prime Video.

[09/17/20 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Wins Full-Year 2019-2020 Season for Second Consecutive Year Across Primetime, Daytime and Late Night
CBS further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/17/20 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Debuts Trailer for "Your Honor"
The 10-episode legal thriller stars Bryan Cranston as Michael Desiato, a respected New Orleans judge whose teenage son, Adam (Hunter Doohan), is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices.

[09/17/20 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell & More Unite for Special Live Table Read of "Bless the Harts"
The virtual table read is designed to benefit the NAACP.

[09/17/20 - 10:00 AM]
Ridley Scott's "Raised by Wolves" Receives a Season Two Renewal Order on the Heels of an Impressive Debut on HBO Max as the Top Performing Max Original Since the Platform's Launch
The series, which debuted with three episodes on September 3, has continued to be a strong performer in its second week on the platform, growing its audience by nearly 50% week over week.

[09/17/20 - 09:33 AM]
Lifetime Announces Full Slate of New Holiday Movies for Annual "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" Programming Event Beginning October 23
The cable channel announces its largest holiday movie slate ever, kicking off October 23 and continuing through December 25.