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    [saturday, january 18, 2020]    
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[01/18/20 - 01:51 PM]
Spectrum Originals Anthology Series "Manhunt: Deadly Games" Produced by Lionsgate Television to Debut February 3
All 10 episodes of the one-hour anthology series from Lionsgate Television will drop ad-free exclusively on Spectrum's On Demand platform.

[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
Lifetime Orders Investigative Doc "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" for 2020 Programming Slate
Other highlights include: five new movies based on V.C. Andrews' Ruby Landry series for the 2020 TV season.

[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
History(R) Announces "Black Patriots" from Executive Producer and NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honoring African American Heroes Who Fought on the Frontlines of the Revolutionary War for United States Independence
The one-hour documentary premieres Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Groundbreaking Documentary "Auschwitz Untold" Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
The documentary depicts the chilling story of the Nazi persecution and extermination of European Jews by combining newly colorized footage from the Holocaust and rare, first person interviews with survivors.

[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Epic Three-Night Miniseries Event "Washington" Presidents' Day Weekend Beginning Sunday, February 16 at 8PM ET/PT
The project is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
National Geographic Builds on Power of Its Diverse Slate with Season Pickups of Franchise Series "Brain Games," "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" and "Life Below Zero"
Also on tap: an all-new eight-part spin-off series, "Life Below Zero: Next Generation," which is slated to premiere on National Geographic in 2021.

[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
National Geographic Unveils the Field Ready Program
National Geographic today unveiled the Field Ready Program to promote diversity and inclusion, providing a clear path for a new generation of people interested in working behind the camera in global television production.

[01/17/20 - 08:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Rings in the New Decade and Its 10th Anniversary by Announcing Robust Slate of New Series and Specials
Celebrating its 10th year on the air, the fastest-growing network for animal lovers of all ages celebrates its wild achievements throughout the past decade by announcing its robust 2020 programming slate.

[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Two World Premiere Specials: "Born Wild: Earth Day Live" and "Jane Goodall: The Hope"
At National Geographic, the Earth Day celebration will harness the company's full portfolio to make an impactful difference for the planet.

[01/17/20 - 08:37 PM]
National Geographic's "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" Presents a Triumphant Voyage Through Humanity's Past and Present and Maps a Hopeful Vision of Our Future
40 years after it was introduced to a global audience, this epic voyage reaches new heights of adventure with the highly anticipated third season.

[01/17/20 - 08:35 PM]
National Geographic Premieres Third Season of Emmy-Winning Global Anthology Series "Genius: Aretha" as Four-Night Event Beginning Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, at 9/8c
This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Aretha Franklin.

[01/17/20 - 01:45 PM]
Apple TV+ Announces New Docuseries "Dear... " from Emmy and Peabody Award Winner R.J. Cutler
The 10-episode series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more.

[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
Freeform Announces March 18 Premiere Date for the Highly Anticipated Series "Motherland: Fort Salem"
The series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country.

[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
Freeform Is Feeling the Love with "Love However the FF You Want," Beginning Feb. 8
Anchoring this new campaign is Freeform's first Valentine's Day original film, "The Thing About Harry," which premieres Saturday, February 15.

[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
Freeform Releases First Look Photo of "Siren" Season Three and Announces April 2 Premiere Date
Freeform's mermaid drama "Siren" returns for a third season with a two-episode premiere on Thursday, April 2.

[01/17/20 - 01:00 PM]
Season Finale of "Party of Five" to Air as Special 90-Minute Episode on March 4
From Sony Pictures Television, "Party of Five" follows the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.

[01/17/20 - 12:59 PM]
"Everything's Gonna Be Okay" to Air Pilot on FX
Look for said telecast on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/17/20 - 12:58 PM]
Freeform Orders Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Hit Series "Good Trouble"
Starring Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Sherry Cola, Tommy Martinez, Zuri Adele, Emma Hunton and Josh Pence, the series follows residents of The Coterie as they deal with the consequences of their personal and professional decisions and realize that sometimes standing up for what you believe in comes at a price.

[01/17/20 - 12:57 PM]
Senioritis Kicks In as "grown-ish" Is Picked Up for Season 4
Starring Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Diggy Simmons, the series is a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education.

[01/17/20 - 12:56 PM]
Freeform Orders "Last Summer" to Series from Bert V. Royal, Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple, Max Winkler and eOne
The series stars Chiara Aurelia, Mika Abdalla, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Nathaniel Ashton and Brooklyn Sudano.

[01/17/20 - 12:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Mo'Nique & Friends: Live from Atlanta" - New Stand-Up Comedy Special to Premiere Friday, February 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
Filmed at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, the hour-long special features a variety of talented newcomers including Prince T-Dub, Just Nesh, Tone-X and Correy Bell alongside veteran comedian Donnell Rawlings.

[01/17/20 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel's New Family Dance Competition Series "Disney Fam Jam" Premieres on Sunday, Feb. 23
Ariel Martin and Trevor Tordjman will co-host the half-hour series.

[01/17/20 - 10:31 AM]
A&E's "Biography" to Premiere "The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" Detailing the Extraordinary Life and Career of the Rock Legend
Featuring exclusive interviews with Ozzy as he reflects on the many phases of his journey, "The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" will have its world premiere at SXSW in March and is set to air this summer on A&E.

[01/17/20 - 10:00 AM]
Freeform & Hulu Acquire Linear and Digital Rights to Three Feature Films From STXfilms
The two Walt Disney Television entities struck a deal to license STXfilms' "Hustlers" and "The Upside," as well as the STX hit comedy "I Feel Pretty."

[01/17/20 - 09:41 AM]
Hulu Presents Upcoming Original Series "Little Fires Everywhere," "High Fidelity," "Normal People," and "The Great" at the 2020 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour
Plus: "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" and "Dollface" to return for second seasons.

[01/17/20 - 09:33 AM]
Discovery's Multi-Platform Series "Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine" Returns for a Second Season
The series returns for its second season on Friday, February 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/17/20 - 09:00 AM]
Apple Inks Overall Deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Under the multi-year agreement, Louis-Dreyfus will develop new projects exclusively for Apple TV+ as both an executive producer and star.

[01/17/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Tight Demo Race; CBS Tops Total Viewers
The Eye's "Young Sheldon" is the top program in both categories last night.

[01/17/20 - 08:00 AM]
Meryl Streep Joins Apple to Celebrate Earth Day with Animated Short Film "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth," Premiering April 17 Exclusively on Apple TV+
Joining Streep are Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Chris O'Dowd, SAG Award nominee and Critic's Choice Award-winning Jacob Tremblay, and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga.

[01/17/20 - 07:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "The Aquariuim" Season Two Premieres Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8PM ET/PT
The series sheds light on the underwater life of fascinating fish, marine mammals and aquatic birds who call the aquarium's 10 million gallons of water home.

[01/16/20 - 05:18 PM]
AMC and Sony Pictures Television Renew "Better Call Saul" for Sixth and Final Season
The final 13-episode season will go into production later this year and air in 2021.

[01/16/20 - 02:48 PM]
BBC America Announces "Disability Monologues" (wt), A New Short-Form Series About the Perception of Disability, Co-Produced with BBC Studios
Through fictional monologues, the series will portray the very real experiences of people with disabilities over the last 50 years in Britain.

[01/16/20 - 02:47 PM]
BBC America Announces New Additions to Nature Programming Slate
"She Walks with Apes" and "Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty" are the latest entries.

[01/16/20 - 02:46 PM]
Sherman's Showcase to Return to IFC for Hour-Long "Black History Month Spectacular"... This Summer
Self-dubbed the "blackest show in the history of television," the acclaimed Sherman's Showcase will roll out its "Black History Month Spectacular" over the summer because, as the creators said, "Sherman McDaniels needed a little extra time to get everything just right."

[01/16/20 - 02:45 PM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winner Courtney B. Vance to Topline AMC's "61st Street"
Produced by AMC Studios, the series, which has been ordered as a two-season television event with eight episodes per season, is set to debut in 2021.

[01/16/20 - 02:44 PM]
AMC Networks and AMC Studios Announce Projects in Development
Scott Z. Burns, Katie Couric, Owen and Stephen King, Megan Mostyn Brown, Armadu Garba, Eliza Clark, Mark Johnson, Zack Whedon, Scott Gold, Ilana Glazer, and T Bone Burnett are among the auspices.

[01/16/20 - 02:43 PM]
Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman, Betsy Brandt and JJ Feild Join the Cast of AMC's "Soulmates"
In a first-ever format for AMC, each of the six episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story.

[01/16/20 - 02:42 PM]
AMC Networks Announces Spring 2020 Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
New highlights include "The Walking Dead: World Beyond" on Sunday, April 12 and "Quiz" on Monday, May 25.

[01/16/20 - 01:34 PM]
Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey" is #1 Cable Drama Premiere of the Season Among M25-54 and M18-49
Paramount Network spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/16/20 - 01:14 PM]
Academy Award(R)-Nominated Film "The Cave" to Premiere Commercial Free on National Geographic Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9/8c
From two-time Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad, the film is a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.

[01/16/20 - 01:00 PM]
NBCUniversal Unveils Peacock, A Free Premium Ad-Supported Streaming Service with Subscription Tiers
Taking a different strategic approach, the company announced a tiered offering that gives consumers broad access to Peacock across web, mobile and connected-TV devices.

[01/16/20 - 12:56 PM]
Actor Rob Riggle Sets Out to Solve the World's Greatest Mysteries in Brand-New Series "Rob Riggle: Global Investigator" Premiering March 8 on Discovery Channel
"Traveling the world to investigate some of the greatest legends and mysteries proved to be a thrilling adventure and I can't wait to bring Discovery Channel viewers along for the ride this spring," said Rob Riggle.

[01/16/20 - 12:18 PM]
"Top Gear America," Starring Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon, Revs Up Production for the MotorTrend App
When production kicks off on January 26, Shepard, Corddry and Bovingdon will dive head first into southern California hot rodding history.

[01/16/20 - 12:00 PM]
All-New One-Hour Special "Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis" to Air Wednesday, January 29, on FOX
This exclusive TMZ investigation will cut through the noise, inaccuracies and speculation surrounding the couple's surprise announcement.

[01/16/20 - 11:39 AM]
Epic Reboot of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" with Jesse Tyler Ferguson Anchors HGTV 2020 Lineup
"We've planned more than 700 hours of incredible new content this year," said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. "Our upcoming series will attract more viewers and be more evocative and emotional, with an emphasis on the ups and downs of real life."

[01/16/20 - 11:34 AM]
This February on Hallmark Channel Celebrate "Love Ever After" and Adoption Ever After
February is sweeter than ever, with four all-new original movie premieres that celebrate romance, every Saturday night.

[01/16/20 - 11:31 AM]
Join Master of Macabre Robert Englund on a Nightmarish Journey Through History's Horrors in Travel Channel's "True Terror with Robert Englund"
In each episode, Englund uses his ominous tones and creepy charisma to masterfully weave together a trilogy of spine-tingling tales, guided by newspaper accounts and layered with commentary from historians and experts that prove that truth is always stranger than fiction.

[01/16/20 - 11:03 AM]
Three Tragedies, One Enduring Story: Investigation Discovery's "In Memoriam" Follows the Aftermath of America's Most Infamous Mass Shootings
The film premieres with limited commercial interruption on February 8 at 9:00/8:00c, only on Investigation Discovery.

[01/16/20 - 11:02 AM]
Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? Investigation Discovery Greenlights New Series "Who Killed..." (wt)
This first special in ID's new anthology series will feature exclusive interviews and an in-depth investigation to reveal new clues about Epstein's seedy underworld, privileged life and controversial death.







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[01/18/20 - 01:51 PM]
Spectrum Originals Anthology Series "Manhunt: Deadly Games" Produced by Lionsgate Television to Debut February 3
All 10 episodes of the one-hour anthology series from Lionsgate Television will drop ad-free exclusively on Spectrum's On Demand platform.

[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
Lifetime Orders Investigative Doc "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" for 2020 Programming Slate
Other highlights include: five new movies based on V.C. Andrews' Ruby Landry series for the 2020 TV season.

[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
History(R) Announces "Black Patriots" from Executive Producer and NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honoring African American Heroes Who Fought on the Frontlines of the Revolutionary War for United States Independence
The one-hour documentary premieres Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Groundbreaking Documentary "Auschwitz Untold" Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
The documentary depicts the chilling story of the Nazi persecution and extermination of European Jews by combining newly colorized footage from the Holocaust and rare, first person interviews with survivors.

[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Epic Three-Night Miniseries Event "Washington" Presidents' Day Weekend Beginning Sunday, February 16 at 8PM ET/PT
The project is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
National Geographic Builds on Power of Its Diverse Slate with Season Pickups of Franchise Series "Brain Games," "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" and "Life Below Zero"
Also on tap: an all-new eight-part spin-off series, "Life Below Zero: Next Generation," which is slated to premiere on National Geographic in 2021.

[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
National Geographic Unveils the Field Ready Program
National Geographic today unveiled the Field Ready Program to promote diversity and inclusion, providing a clear path for a new generation of people interested in working behind the camera in global television production.

[01/17/20 - 08:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Rings in the New Decade and Its 10th Anniversary by Announcing Robust Slate of New Series and Specials
Celebrating its 10th year on the air, the fastest-growing network for animal lovers of all ages celebrates its wild achievements throughout the past decade by announcing its robust 2020 programming slate.

[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Two World Premiere Specials: "Born Wild: Earth Day Live" and "Jane Goodall: The Hope"
At National Geographic, the Earth Day celebration will harness the company's full portfolio to make an impactful difference for the planet.

[01/17/20 - 08:37 PM]
National Geographic's "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" Presents a Triumphant Voyage Through Humanity's Past and Present and Maps a Hopeful Vision of Our Future
40 years after it was introduced to a global audience, this epic voyage reaches new heights of adventure with the highly anticipated third season.

[01/17/20 - 08:35 PM]
National Geographic Premieres Third Season of Emmy-Winning Global Anthology Series "Genius: Aretha" as Four-Night Event Beginning Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, at 9/8c
This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Aretha Franklin.

[01/17/20 - 01:45 PM]
Apple TV+ Announces New Docuseries "Dear... " from Emmy and Peabody Award Winner R.J. Cutler
The 10-episode series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more.

[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
Freeform Announces March 18 Premiere Date for the Highly Anticipated Series "Motherland: Fort Salem"
The series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country.

[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
Freeform Is Feeling the Love with "Love However the FF You Want," Beginning Feb. 8
Anchoring this new campaign is Freeform's first Valentine's Day original film, "The Thing About Harry," which premieres Saturday, February 15.