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[10/17/20 - 08:30 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "SmackDown" Hold Off Demo Competition
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while ABC claims top honors in total viewers.

[10/16/20 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 16
Updates include: Adrienne Warren to lead "The Women of the Movement" at ABC; Kate Hudson to star in season two of "Truth Be Told" for Apple TV+; and HBO Max's "Generation" fills out cast.

[10/16/20 - 12:01 PM]
Video: "Star Trek: Discovery" - Series to Start Production on Season 4
The cast and crew will be returning to set on November 2 to start production on the series' next season.

[10/16/20 - 11:30 AM]
Video: "American Housewife" - Westport's Favorite Housewife Is Back!
The Katy Mixon-led comedy returns for its fifth season Wednesday, October 28 on ABC.

[10/16/20 - 11:03 AM]
Television Industry Legend Peter Roth, Chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group Will Step Down in 2021 After 22 Years at Helm of Hollywood's Most Prolific TV Studio
"Working at Warner Bros. has been the greatest, most meaningful, most rewarding experience of my career," said Roth.

[10/16/20 - 11:00 AM]
Tracee Ellis Ross to Receive "The Fashion Icon of 2020" Award at the "E! People's Choice Awards"
Ross will be honored for her trailblazing looks and one-of-a-kind personal style over the past two decades, her passion for self-expression and how she uses her voice and reach to inspire others to believe in themselves.

[10/16/20 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Documentary Series "The Vow" Will Continue with a Second Installment of Episodes to Air in 2021
The Emmy(R)-winning, Academy Award nominated team of Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer will again direct and executive produce.

[10/16/20 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds" - Official Trailer - Apple TV+
From directors Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, the film explores how meteorites have impacted our planet's landscapes and cultures.

[10/16/20 - 09:00 AM]
New HBO Drama Series "Industry" Debuts November 9
The series follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international bank in London.

[10/16/20 - 08:31 AM]
In Its First 28 Days, 48 Million Members Have Booked an Appointment with Nurse Ratched
Netflix reveals the series is its biggest original Season 1 of the year.

[10/16/20 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Town Hall Showdown
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/16/20 - 07:01 AM]
A+E Networks Broadcasts Live Coverage of Barrett-Jackson
As the exclusive broadcast home to Barrett-Jackson coverage, A+E Networks will broadcast nearly 20 hours of live coverage from Scottsdale, AZ October 22-24 across FYI and History.

[10/15/20 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 15
Updates include: HBO Max shutters "Americanah" after Lupita Nyong'o exit; Chris Nee adds trio of series at Netflix; and Charles Yu brings "Interior Chinatown" to Hulu.

[10/15/20 - 04:03 PM]
Fresh Blood Joining "You" Season 3: Shalita Grant & Travis VanWinkle
They'll play Sherry, a "Mom-fluencer" who appears down to earth; and the wealthy Cary, who invites Joe into his inner circle.

[10/15/20 - 01:50 PM]
Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King, Margaret Brennan, John Dickerson and Ed O'Keefe Will Lead CBS News' Election Night 2020 Coverage from ViacomCBS Headquarters in the Heart of New York's Times Square
For the first time, CBS News will broadcast its Election Night coverage from the heart of Manhattan in Times Square, at the ViacomCBS headquarters at 1515 Broadway.

[10/15/20 - 01:16 PM]
Food Network's Documentary, "Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line," from Executive Producer Guy Fieri, Chronicles the Experience of Four Top Restaurateurs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The film will have its world premiere at the virtual 2020 DOC NYC festival in November, and will premiere nationally on Food Network on Sunday, December 27.

[10/15/20 - 12:02 PM]
Netflix and Emma Roberts Take a Bite of Teenage Vampire Series "First Kill" Created by Author V. E. Schwab
Felicia D. Henderson serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer.

[10/15/20 - 12:01 PM]
From "Paranoid" to Paranormal - It's an Osbourne Family Ghost Hunt
The event is part of Travel Channel's third annual "Ghostober" programming event.

[10/15/20 - 11:53 AM]
Video: Trailer - Hulu's "No Man's Land"
The series dives into the depths of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search of his estranged, presumed to be dead sister.

[10/15/20 - 11:36 AM]
"Masterpiece" Marks 50th Year: 2021 Schedule News
Anticipated titles include "Baptiste," Season 2, "Grantchester," Season 6, "Van der Valk," Season 2, and "Unforgotten," Season 4.

[10/15/20 - 11:31 AM]
Video: "Big Rad Wolf" - Teaser Trailer - Quibi
The rise and fall of the infamous American Apparel is coming to Quibi on October 19.

[10/15/20 - 11:18 AM]
EPIX(R) Greenlights Dramedy "Bridge and Tunnel" to Series
The dramedy, set in 1980, revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town.

[10/15/20 - 11:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up "Black Monday" for a Third Season
Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer will return for a new season in 2021.

[10/15/20 - 11:00 AM]
MTV Sets Premiere Date for "Jersey Shore Family Vacation"
Following an explosive season-three finale, which was the highest-rated episode since 2018, the pop-culture phenomenon returns for season four to make "Jerztory" as the world looks a little different and social distancing is the new rule.

[10/15/20 - 10:31 AM]
Dua Lipa, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, and Natalia Lafourcade Take You Inside Their Songwriting Process in "Song Exploder" Volume 2
New episodes launch Tuesday, December 15 on Netflix.

[10/15/20 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Announces Voice Cast for Animated Series "The Harper House"
Rhea Seehorn, Jason Lee, Tatiana Maslany and Ryan Flynn are among those on tap.

[10/15/20 - 09:02 AM]
TBS Renews "The Last O.G." for a Fourth Season
The network has tapped seasoned comedy writer, comedian and producer Owen Smith to serve as showrunner for the new season.

[10/15/20 - 09:00 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with Artist, Author, Political Strategist and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder & Executive Director Patrisse Cullors
Under terms of the wide-ranging content partnership, Cullors will develop and produce original programming for all platforms: streaming services, cable, and the five broadcast networks.

[10/15/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: "Uncle Frank" Starring Paul Bettany - Debut Trailer
The film, from writer/director Alan Ball, will release on Prime Video November 25.

[10/15/20 - 08:18 AM]
Two Drama Series from HBO Europe "30 Coins" and "Beartown" to Debut on HBO in 2021
Both series will be available in 2021 on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

[10/15/20 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Pulls Back in Front for FOX
The network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/15/20 - 08:08 AM]
Netflix Announces Global Release of Docu-Feature "Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb" October 28th
The new docu-feature documents the discovery of a "one of a kind" tomb that came to life beneath the sand at the archaeological site Saqqara in Egypt.

[10/15/20 - 07:38 AM]
Nickelodeon's New Preschool Series "Santiago of the Seas" Sets Ratings Record
Nickelodeon further spins the numbers for Friday, October 9.

[10/15/20 - 07:34 AM]
Get Your First Look at "Bridgerton," A Reimagined Regency Story from Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen
The new series premieres December 25 on Netflix.

[10/15/20 - 07:01 AM]
Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Daniels Join Cast of "Lego Star Wars Holiday Special"
The special reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day. Rey sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force.

[10/15/20 - 07:00 AM]
Adult Swim and Ben & Jerry's Run The Jewels Event Reveals Full List of Special Appearances
The telecast is a call to action for young people to get out and vote in the upcoming election.

[10/14/20 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 14
Updates include: Amazon greenlights "I Know What You Did Last Summer" TV series; Spectrum pulls the plug on "LA's Finest"; and Showtime nixes "The President Is Missing" pilot.

[10/14/20 - 02:05 PM]
Video: New "For Life" Key Art and Season 2 Trailer Revealed
As previously announced, the series returns Wednesday, November 18 on ABC.

[10/14/20 - 01:57 PM]
Disney Celebrates the Return of Frozen Fan Fest with the Announcement of First-Ever Frozen Virtual Playdate
This year, the highlight of Frozen Fan Fest will be an engaging Virtual Playdate hosted by chef, two-time New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, television host and producer, Ayesha Curry, that will air on October 18.

[10/14/20 - 01:00 PM]
"Dexter" Returns to Showtime - Network Picks Up New Limited Series Starring Golden Globe Winner Michael C. Hall
The new limited series is set to begin production in early 2021, with a tentative premiere date in the fall of 2021.

[10/14/20 - 12:35 PM]
Bravo Media Presents "Race in America: Our Vote Counts" Premiering Sunday, November 1, at 10PM ET/PT
Host Nina Parker returns to the roundtable with celebs from across the NBC broadcast and cable entertainment networks for an open dialogue on the power of the black vote on both a local and national level.

[10/14/20 - 12:04 PM]
HBO Max Announces Lead Cast for New Mindy Kaling Comedy "The Sex Lives of College Girls"
Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, ReneƩ Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott star as four roommates randomly assigned to a dorm at Essex College, a prestigious New England university.

[10/14/20 - 11:30 AM]
Food Network Celebrates the Season with Eight Weeks of Holiday Programming Including New and Returning Series, Specials, and Stunts
"Candy Land," "Christmas Cookie Challenge," "Holiday Baking Championship," and "Holiday Wars" are among the featured titles.

[10/14/20 - 11:01 AM]
MotorTrend's "NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure" Gives Viewers an Exclusive, In-Depth Look at This Year's Extraordinary NASCAR Season
Beginning with a dramatic start at the DAYTONA 500 in February, drivers, teams and owners made history by being the first major American sport to safely return from the COVID-19 global pandemic shutdown.

[10/14/20 - 11:00 AM]
"Last Man Standing," Starring Tim Allen, to Conclude with Its Ninth and Final Season, Beginning This January on FOX
Additional information on the upcoming final season, including its premiere date, will be announced at a later time.

[10/14/20 - 10:23 AM]
Video: OWN Reveals First Look at "Behind Every Man" Featuring Powerful Women Behind the Famous Men in Their Lives Premiering Saturday, November 7
Each episode of the new series will shine a spotlight on the strong Black women behind famous men we look up to and admire, focusing on the passions, struggles and sacrifices the women have made to support the men they love.

[10/14/20 - 10:05 AM]
Creative Competition Series "Craftopia" Gets Second Season Pick-Up Featuring Adult Contestants
Additionally, HBO Max will launch four festive holiday-themed special episodes featuring the most impressive kid crafters in the country.

[10/14/20 - 10:01 AM]
Ava DuVernay to Write, Direct and Produce Film Adaption of New York Times Best Seller "Caste" for Netflix
Through a multiple-story structure, the project examines the unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how our lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations.

[10/14/20 - 10:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Says Goodbye and Good Riddance to 2020 with New Comedy Special "Yearly Departed" Hosted by Phoebe Robinson
The project is a series of eulogies for the year 2020, where a lineup of all-women comedians will deliver everything from casual sex to beige Band-Aids and everything in between that we've "lost" in 2020.

[10/14/20 - 09:31 AM]
BET+ Picks up New Scripted Comedy "Ms. Pat" from Award-winning Producers Brian Grazer and Lee Daniels
The 10-episode multi-camera sitcom will tell the story of a former convicted felon turned suburban mom (Ms. Pat), whose hustle and resilient spirit was forged on the streets of Atlanta.







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[04/20/21 - 08:01 AM]
"Wings of Fire" Animated Event Series Takes Flight at Netflix
The epic fantasy saga marks the first animated series from Academy Award(R) Nominee and Emmy Award(R) Winner Ava DuVernay and ARRAY Filmworks.

[04/20/21 - 07:33 AM]
Crackle Premieres Dramatic Love Story "Bel Canto" Exclusively for Free on May 1
Based on Ann Patchett's best-selling novel, the drama about a hostage crisis stars Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe.

[04/20/21 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video & BBC One Announce Casting for New Psychological Thriller "Chloe"
Erin Doherty, Billy Howle, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Jack Farthing topline the six-episode series from Alice Seabright.

[04/19/21 - 04:18 PM]
Investigation Discovery Announces Arrest of a Convicted Murderer on the Run Thanks to Tip from the "In Pursuit with John Walsh" Hotline
"Thanks to a direct tip from a brave tipster into the 'In Pursuit' hotline and our great partners at the U.S. Marshals, a convicted murderer is now off the streets," said host and executive producer, John Walsh.

[04/19/21 - 12:03 PM]
MTV Unveils the Highly Anticipated 2021 "MTV Movie & TV Awards" Nominees
Beginning today, April 19, fans can vote for their favorites across 25 gender-neutral categories including "Best Kiss," "Breakthrough Performance," "Best Show," and more by visiting vote.mtv.com through April 30.

[04/19/21 - 11:21 AM]
Video: "Exposure" Trailer - A Hulu Exclusive - Series Premieres April 26
"Exposure" is a competition series where contestants compete for a photography gig that could change one of their lives forever.

[04/19/21 - 11:19 AM]
Peacock's Countdown to Tokyo Programming Adds Gymnastics Docuseries "Golden: The Journey of USA's Elite Gymnasts"
The six-episode docuseries follows top American gymnasts - Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, Morgan Hurd, Sunisa Lee, Konnor McClain, and MyKayla Skinner - as they compete for the four coveted Team USA roster spots in the Olympic team competition.

[04/19/21 - 11:01 AM]
Video: "Death and Nightingales" - Official Trailer - Starz
An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885.

[04/19/21 - 10:45 AM]
Apple Orders Bilingual Thriller "Now and Then"
Set in Miami with an all-Hispanic cast, "Now and Then" is a multi-layered thriller that explores the differences between youthful aspirations and the reality of adulthood, when the lives of a group of college best friends are forever changed after a celebratory weekend ends up with one of them dead.

[04/19/21 - 10:04 AM]
FX Sets Premiere Date for Season Two of "Dave"
Season two guest stars will include CL, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Benny Blanco, Kyle Kuzma, Doja Cat, J Balvin, Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X, Kevin Hart and more.

[04/19/21 - 10:02 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Academy of Country Music Awards" Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/19/21 - 10:01 AM]
Netflix's Popular Mother/Daughter Coming of Age Series "Ginny & Georgia" Renewed for Second Season
More than 52 million member households chose to watch the new coming-of-age series in its first 28 days.

[04/19/21 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "Money, Explained" - Official Trailer - Netflix
We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let's talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.

[04/19/21 - 09:16 AM]
All That Glitters Is Gold for Bravo When "Shahs of Sunset" Returns on Sunday, May 16 at 8PM ET/PT
Returning for season nine: Reza Farahan, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, Mike Shouhed, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, Destiney Rose, and Nema Vand.

[04/19/21 - 09:00 AM]
Video: HBO Max Comedy Series "That Damn Michael Che" Releases Teaser Ahead of May 6 Premiere
Fellow "SNL" cast members Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne and Colin Jost lend their talents along with guest stars Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter and Method Man.