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[08/18/21 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 18
Updates include: Tim Robbins signs onto "Wool" at Apple TV+; Warner Bros. Television preps for "Manifest" revival at Netflix; and Roku confirms new episodes of "Reno 911!" are on tap.

[08/18/21 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Renews "MasterChef" for a 12th Season, With Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Bastianich
"Obviously, Gordon is a good friend and, given the recent launch of Studio Ramsay Global, an important part of FOX's programming and growth strategy," said Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment.

[08/18/21 - 12:24 PM]
"Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem" First-Look Photos - The Original Limited-Series Begins Streaming Monday, September 6 on Peacock
New episodes will be available daily culminating with the limited-series finale on Friday, September 10.

[08/18/21 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Max Renews Reality Dating Series "FBoy Island" for a Second Season
"FBoy Island" had the biggest launch for a Max Original reality series since the platform launched last year, with viewership growth week over week.

[08/18/21 - 11:50 AM]
National Geographic and Westbrook Studios Announce Five-Year, First-Look Unscripted Deal to Create Adventure, Exploration, Travel and Science Content
Hailing from Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root's Nutopia alongside Westbrook Studios, "Welcome to Earth" with Will Smith is slated to premiere on Disney+ later this year.

[08/18/21 - 11:43 AM]
Disney Branded Television Developing Original Movie "From the Desk of Zoe Washington," Based on the Critically Acclaimed Book
Multiple award-winning actress Kerry Washington and Academy Award(R)-nominated Pilar Savone, both of Simpson Street Productions, and Effie T. Brown of Gamechanger Films are set to executive produce.

[08/18/21 - 11:30 AM]
HBO Releases First Official Images from "Landscapers"
Inspired by real events, the limited series tells a unique love story involving a seemingly ordinary British couple who become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when two dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.

[08/18/21 - 11:03 AM]
Team Spidey Will Spin More Webs on Disney Junior - "Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends" Ordered for a Second Season After Impressive Debut
The first seven episodes will be available Wednesday, September 22, on Disney+, and new episodes will continue to roll out Fridays on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. EDT/PDT) and Disney Junior (12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EDT/PDT).

[08/18/21 - 11:02 AM]
Disney Sets New Overall Deal with Emmy(R) Award-Nominated Writer and Producer Travis Braun
Additionally, "Pupstruction," a new series from Braun for the preschool audience, has been given a greenlight for Disney Junior, and a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) is also in development.

[08/18/21 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Branded Television Announces All-New Kids Programming Content for Fall and Winter 2021 at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour
The new animated series "The Ghost and Molly McGee," exploring the unlikely friendship between an eternally optimistic girl and a grumpy ghost, will premiere Friday, October 1.

[08/18/21 - 10:59 AM]
Three-Part HBO Documentary Series "Nuclear Family" Debuts September 26
The project follows filmmaker Ry Russo-Young as she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family.

[08/18/21 - 10:41 AM]
Disney+ Goes "On the Edge with Alex Honnold" with New Original Series from National Geographic
Honnold, subject of white-knuckled Oscar(R)-winning documentary, "Free Solo" (now available on Disney+), has always dreamt of exploring Greenland and summiting its most challenging and remote peaks.

[08/18/21 - 10:04 AM]
National Geographic Greenlights Three Unscripted Adventure Series, Ushering in a New Wave of Storytellers Sharing Incredible Tales of Exploration
"Life Below Zero: First Alaskans," "The 7 Toughest Days on Earth" and "Appetite for Adventure" are all on tap at the network.

[08/18/21 - 10:03 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Gives Thanks "Fur" Its Stable of Veterinarians with Super-Sized Serving of "Vetsgiving" Beginning Nov. 22
And after a filling meal on Thanksgiving evening, settle in for a sneak peek of the new series, "Pop Goes the Vet with Dr. Joya," complete with a special serving of pus, gunk and goo.

[08/18/21 - 10:02 AM]
National Geographic Expands Scope of Second Field Ready Class to Include Science, Adventure and Exploration in Addition to Natural History
Last year, the Field Ready Program made the successful pivot to a digital mentorship and will continue this six-month digital learning and mentorship program between 10 mentees (National Geographic Explorers) and 10 mentors (Nat Geo production partners).

[08/18/21 - 10:01 AM]
National Geographic Greenlights Third Season of Award-Winning Series, "Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller"
The news comes in advance of its 10-part second season, due on Wednesday, December 1.

[08/18/21 - 09:59 AM]
"School of Rock" Super-Fan Drew Barrymore to Host the "CBS Sunday Night Movie" Broadcast of the Blockbuster Comedy on Sept. 5
"I am so thrilled to be hosting a movie night on CBS again and, to make it even more fun, we will be watching one of my all-time favorite movies, 'School of Rock'! Grab your family, friends and some snacks and join me for a live watch party," said Barrymore.

[08/18/21 - 09:30 AM]
New Primetime Series "Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey's After Dark" Hosted by Sunny Anderson - Premiering Monday, September 27th at 10pm ET/PT
The four-episode series is hosted by Sunny Anderson, who challenges the brave and talented pastry artists to create the most mind-bending chocolate showpieces.

[08/18/21 - 08:14 AM]
Video: WE tv Drops Sneak Peek and Reveals the Cast for All-New Season of "Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition" Premiering Thursday, October 7 at 9PM
Four new hip hop couples face the music on a brand-new season, due next month.

[08/18/21 - 07:07 AM]
discovery+ Announces September Programming Slate
discovery+ will premiere new titles across categories, including the highly-anticipated "Curse of the Chippendales," which tells the untold story of the famous international dance troupe.

[08/18/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror" - Official Trailer - Netflix
This unflinching series documents the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from al-Qaida's roots in the 1980s to America's forceful response, both at home and abroad.

[08/18/21 - 07:01 AM]
"Bettor Days with Mike Greenberg" Season 2 Debuts Today Exclusively on ESPN+
The series uses in-depth interviews and dramatic, often comedic, reenactments to relive the wildest, saddest, funniest betting tales - and their unexpected repercussions.

[08/18/21 - 06:16 AM]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's Crackle Premieres Original Series "The Uncommon History of Very Common Things" on August 19
The series consists of 10 half-hour episodes, the first half of which will premiere on Thursday, August 19 while the second half will launch December 1.

[08/18/21 - 06:05 AM]
MTV Entertainment Studios Announces Latest Project with Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance's Bassett Vance Productions
"One Thousand Years of Slavery" is a four-part series for Smithsonian Channel that spotlights powerful stories of notable individuals courageously sharing their deeply personal Black experiences.

[08/17/21 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 17
Updates include: Janina Gavankar joins the cast of ABC's "Big Sky"; Eminem to make cameo in Starz's "BMF"; and James Keitel cast in Peacock's "Queer as Folk" reboot series.

[08/17/21 - 01:16 PM]
Welcome to the Wild World of Rescue Where the Gloves Come Off in "Bare Hands Rescue" Premiering Sun. August 22 at 10PM ET/PT on Animal Planet and discovery+
Owner of the Wildlife Command Center, Michael "Bare Hands" Beran spends his workdays rescuing and removing wildlife from people's homes and businesses with his bare hands because he believes it's easier on the animals.

[08/17/21 - 01:06 PM]
Tokyo Paralympics Feature Record Programming Across NBCUniversal, Beginning with Opening Ceremony on August 24 Live on NBCSN
Highlights include more than 200 hours of television coverage, the first-ever primetime hours on NBC, live coverage of the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony on NBCSN, and exclusive streaming coverage on NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock.

[08/17/21 - 12:37 PM]
Lifetime Original Movie "Highway to Heaven" Starring Jill Scott & Barry Watson to Premiere Saturday, November 6
A contemporary take on Michael Landon's iconic 80s television series, the new movie follows Angela Stewart (Jill Scott), an angel who is sent back to earth to help others in need.

[08/17/21 - 12:10 PM]
ESPN and ABC's Five-Game NBA Christmas Day Slate to Include Highly-Anticipated Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets Prime-Time Game
This marks ESPN and ABC's 20th consecutive season of NBA coverage, including Christmas Day.

[08/17/21 - 12:09 PM]
The History(R) Channel Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks with Seven Hours of New Documentary Programming
The cable channel remembers the events that took place and the heroism and historical impact that forever transformed a nation with seven hours of new, compelling documentary programming.

[08/17/21 - 12:07 PM]
The History(R) Channel to Premiere New Nonfiction Series "Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman" on Tuesday, November 9 at 10PM ET/PT
Produced by Freeman and producer Lori McCreary's production company, Revelations Entertainment, the eight one-hour episode series will reveal in detail history's greatest escapes from some of the most notorious prisons in the world.

[08/17/21 - 12:06 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights New Four-Part Miniseries Event "Flowers in the Attic: The Origin" Starring Jemima Rooper and Max Irons
Jemima Rooper, Max irons, Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin, Kate Mulgrew, Paul Wesley, Alana Boden, Hannah Dodd, T'Shan Williams and Callum Kerr will star in the prequel event.

[08/17/21 - 12:06 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere Documentary Event "Secrets of Playboy" Exploring the Dark Reality Underneath the Glossy Exterior of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Empire
Unravelling the glamourous mythology created by the brand over several decades, the series features archival footage and exclusive interviews with insiders from all facets of the Playboy world, many sharing their stories for the first time.

[08/17/21 - 12:04 PM]
Judy Reyes, Gloria Reuben, Fatima Molina and Camila Nunez Set to Star in New Original Movie "Torn from Her Arms" Debuting This Fall
Amidst the ongoing crisis at the U.S. border, the timely film depicts the harrowing true story of a mother and daughter who must find their way back to each other after being separated.

[08/17/21 - 11:01 AM]
CMT Taps Hip Hop Icon Nelly as First Rapper to Headline Critically-Acclaimed Music Series "CMT Crossroads"
The 60-minute special will feature new music from Heartland alongside high-energy performances of Nelly's biggest chart topping hits, including a few surprises celebrating the 20th anniversary of hit Country Grammar.

[08/17/21 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Limited Series "Scenes from a Marriage" Debuts September 12
This modern adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's classic Swedish series stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain and will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

[08/17/21 - 10:30 AM]
HBO Max Orders "Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake" (wt) to Series
Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the 10-episode series will explore their relationship and the mysterious land of Ooo.

[08/17/21 - 10:03 AM]
"You vs. Wild: Out Cold" Premieres September 14 Only on Netflix
Bear Grylls is back for another exciting interactive movie for the whole family.

[08/17/21 - 10:00 AM]
TBS Acquires Hit Comedy "Young Sheldon" in Deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
The series will make its debut on TBS on Monday, September 27 at 5:00pm ET/PT.

[08/17/21 - 09:29 AM]
HBO Renews "Painting with John" for a Second Season
Season one featured musician, actor, director and painter John Lurie ensconced at his worktable, honing his intricate watercolor techniques and sharing reflections on what he's learned about life.

[08/17/21 - 09:12 AM]
AMC Networks Announces Upcoming Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series and Specials This Fall
This fall, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC, AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, BBC America, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

[08/17/21 - 09:11 AM]
"Terror Lake Drive" Renewed for Season 2 at AMC Networks Streamer ALLBLK
Written and created by Jerry LaMothe and Kajuana S. Marie, the second season of the ALLBLK original series brings a new unsuspecting tenant to the mystifying lakeside apartment complex that terrorized a mother and her young son in Season 1.

[08/17/21 - 09:10 AM]
Shudder Dives Deep on Horror Film Icons, From Freddy and Jason to Chucky, Candyman and More, In New Original Docu-Series "Behind the Monsters"
Written and directed by Gabrielle Binkley and Anthony Uro and produced by Stage 3 Productions, "Behind the Monsters" debuts on Shudder on Tuesday, October 26 with episodes rolling out weekly.

[08/17/21 - 09:09 AM]
AMC Studios Opens Writers' Room for Development of New Genre-Defying Project "Demascus"
The half-hour series is executive produced by Mark Johnson's Gran Via Productions and created by accomplished writer and playwright, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm.

[08/17/21 - 09:08 AM]
AMC Studios Opens Writers' Room for Potential New Series "Invitation to a Bonfire"
From creator and executive producer Rachel Caris Love, the hour-long series is based on the novel of the same name by Adrienne Celt and inspired by the famed Nabokov marriage.

[08/17/21 - 09:07 AM]
AMC Studios to Open Writers' Room to Explore Potential Series Based on Anne Rice's "Lives of the Mayfair Witches" for AMC+ and AMC
This would be the second series in an expanding Anne Rice universe, following the recent greenlight of "Interview with the Vampire," which is slated for a 2022 premiere.

[08/17/21 - 09:00 AM]
"The Greatest #AtHome Videos," Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Returns for a Star-Studded Second Season, Friday, August 20 on CBS
Paula Abdul, Anthony Anderson, Max Greenfield, George Lopez, Daniela Ruah and J.B. Smoove are among the featured talent.

[08/17/21 - 08:00 AM]
TLC Introduces "Dr. Mercy" to Its All-Star Roster of Medical Transformation Shows
The all new series begins Wednesday, September 22 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC and will stream concurrently on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service.

[08/17/21 - 07:31 AM]
Video: "Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world's most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees.

[08/17/21 - 07:29 AM]
Grammy(R) Award-Winning Artist Lorde Joins "The Late Late Show with James Corden" for a Week-Long Residency When the Show Returns with New Episodes the Week of August 23 - 26
During her residency, Lorde will perform music off her new album, Solar Power, which will be released August 20.







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[11/29/21 - 02:03 PM]
Six More Hours of Community Service for Stephen Merchant's "The Outlaws"
The series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Nordics.

[11/29/21 - 01:31 PM]
USA Network/Syfy Hit Series "Chucky" Renewed for a Second Season
The season finale of "Chucky" airs Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/29/21 - 01:01 PM]
"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Impressive Lineup Grows with Jose Feliciano & CNCO, Pentatonix and Cast of Broadway's "Come from Away" on Dec. 1
The new additions join previously announced performers Alessia Cara, Harry Connick Jr., Mickey Guyton, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley, Rob Thomas, Carrie Underwood and the Radio City Rockettes.

[11/29/21 - 12:20 PM]
Host Eric Adjepong and Skilled Chefs from Across the Country Challenge Alex Guarnaschelli in the New Primetime Series "Alex vs America"
The new competition series premieres Sunday, January 2 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[11/29/21 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Announces "Miley's New Year's Eve Party Hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson"
Lorne Michaels will executive produce the special for NBC and Peacock.

[11/29/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)" - Official Trailer - Netflix Comedy Special
Karens gone wild. Cat funerals. Trying to hook up during lockdown. Nicole Byer gets delightfully down and dirty in her first Netflix comedy special.

[11/29/21 - 10:00 AM]
Steve Harvey Drops the Gavel on the Series Premiere of "Judge Steve Harvey" Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 8/7c on ABC
Real-life people with real-life conflicts will present their case in his courtroom, ranging from family disputes, unpaid bets, sour friendships and everything in between.

[11/29/21 - 09:31 AM]
FX and Hulu Set the Next New York Times Presents Documentary Film "To Live and Die in Alabama"
The film, from producer and director Matt Kay, follows the aftermath of the killing of three police officers in a shootout at a drug house in Alabama.

[11/29/21 - 09:17 AM]
Video: "Dead Asleep" - Official Trailer
"Dead Asleep" explores the case of a young man convicted of murdering his roommate... while sleepwalking.

[11/29/21 - 08:35 AM]
discovery+ Announces December Programming Slate
discovery+ is the streaming home for the holidays with the Holiday Central hub premiering seasonal programming all month long, including the new True Crime series "Fruitcake Fraud" and "The Pioneer Woman's Hometown: Holiday Themes."

[11/29/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Saturday Morning All Star Hits!" Season 1 - Official Trailer - Netflix
Wildly irreverent and slightly disturbing, twin hosts Skip and Treybor (Kyle Mooney) take us on a trip through the Saturday Morning cartoon experience.

[11/29/21 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ Delivers Holiday Cheer with New Trailer for "Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne"
Plus: look for special holiday-themed installments of "Get Rolling with Otis" and "Stillwater."

[11/29/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Stories of a Generation with Pope Francis" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In candid and heartwarming stories, inspiring women and men over 70 share poignant life lessons and pivotal choices from their remarkable journeys.

[11/29/21 - 06:03 AM]
HGTV Picks Up 10 New Episodes of Breakout Hit Series "No Demo Reno" Starring Designer and Social Media Creator Jenn Todryk
The new episodes are slated to premiere in summer 2022.

[11/29/21 - 06:01 AM]
Video: Disney+ Unveils Character Posters and Debuts New TV Spot for "The Book of Boba Fett"
Disney+ also announced that the series will have seven weekly episodes, commencing December 29, exclusively on the streaming channel.