[tuesday, january 09, 2018]    
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[01/09/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 9
Updates include: Hulu axes Hugh Laurie-led "Chance"; FOX extends "LA to Vegas" by three episodes; and NBC sets premiere dates for midseason comedy "Champions."

[01/09/18 - 05:13 PM]
More High-Energy Games and Big Fun on the Way as Hit Show "Ellen's Game of Games" Earns Second Season Renewal
"I'm so excited to get to do another season because I'm not just the producer and host, I'm also a loyal viewer," said Ellen DeGeneres.

[01/09/18 - 04:51 PM]
Freeform Announces Panels for the First Ever "Freeform Summit"
The format of the summit is guided by Freeform's identity, which continues to set itself apart from other content platforms by delivering stories that celebrate the power, possibility and inclusivity of youth culture.

[01/09/18 - 03:26 PM]
Video: Season Three of "UnREAL" Returns February 26 - Brand New Season 3 Extended Two-Minute Promo
Caitlin FitzGerald takes the reins as Everlasting's female "suitress," Serena.

[01/09/18 - 01:04 PM]
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Apology Tour Kicks Off Today 
Tune in to TBS on Wednesday, January 24 to see which correspondent is the most repentant.

[01/09/18 - 12:30 PM]
CNBC Means Business in 2018 - Expands Primetime Lineup with Three Greenlights, Three New Series and Seven New Projects in Development
New originals include "BYOB: Be Your Own Boss," "Staten Island Hustle" and "Deadly Rich."

[01/09/18 - 11:37 AM]
Viceland Renews 2 Chainz's "Most Expensivest" for Second Season, Adds Six More Episodes of "The Trixie & Katya Show"
Plus: look for the return of "Hate Thy Neighbor" on Tuesday, January 23 as well as the premiere of "Slutever" on Wednesday, January 24.

[01/09/18 - 11:10 AM]
Video: "Trust" - Season 1: Official Trailer - FX
From Academy Award winners Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson, FX's new series will premiere March 25.

[01/09/18 - 09:59 AM]
Comedy Series "Barry," Starring Bill Hader, Debuts March 25
"Barry" is a dark comedy starring Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest.

[01/09/18 - 09:01 AM]
Amazon Prime Original Series "Absentia," Starring and Executive Produced by Highly Acclaimed Actress Stana Katic, To Debut Exclusively on Prime Video on Friday, February 2
While hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, FBI Agent Emily Byrne (Katic) disappears without a trace and is declared dead.

[01/09/18 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Launches "Female Forward" Directors Initiative with Call for Submissions
"We already have some great initiatives in place for female and diverse directors. However, it's clear our industry needs to take it to the next level," Jennifer Salke said.

[01/09/18 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Grows to Over 17 Million Subscribers in 2017, Emerges as Powerful Pay TV Alternative Combining Live Television with the Largest SVOD TV Library in the U.S.
The top three dramas on Hulu in 2017, based on hours watched, were "Law & Order: SVU," "This is Us" and "The Handmaid's Tale."

[01/09/18 - 08:44 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Good Doctor" Top Competition
The Alphabet wins the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49 amongst the broadcast networks.

[01/09/18 - 08:30 AM]
NBC Commits $500,000 to Support High School Theatre Programs with Launch of R.I.S.E. America
R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression) America will award 50 high schools a $10,000 grant that will enable them to enhance or revitalize their theatre programs.

[01/09/18 - 08:09 AM]
Justin Timberlake, Dwayne Johnson, "This Is Us" Cast Join "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Feb. 4 Live Post-Super Bowl Telecast
The show will air live from the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis following NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl LII, an original episode of "This Is Us" and late local news.

[01/09/18 - 07:41 AM]
Epic College Football Playoff National Championship Delivers Massive 16.7 Overnight, Up 9% Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, January 8.

[01/08/18 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 8
Updates include: TBS formally pulls the plug on Louis C.K.'s animated series "The Cops"; and Rosario Dawson set to recur on The CW's "Jane the Virgin."

[01/08/18 - 06:47 PM]
New Unscripted Series "Miz & Mrs." (WT), Following the Lives of WWE(R) Superstars The Miz and Maryse, To Air on USA Network
The six-episode, half-hour series will feature the pair, known for being larger than life both in and out of the ring, as they become parents for the first time.

[01/08/18 - 04:42 PM]
First Look at New "Roseanne" Key Art to Commemorate the Show's Return on ABC
Iconic comedy series "Roseanne" returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday, March 27.

[01/08/18 - 04:01 PM]
New NBC Comedy "A.P. Bio" Premieres Two Episodes on Digital Platforms
The following two episodes (along with the pilot) will be available across digital platforms, including the NBC App, Hulu and those run by NBC owned and affiliated stations, beginning February 2, one day after the show debuts on the network.

[01/08/18 - 03:01 PM]
"grown-ish" Opens as Freeform's Biggest Series Launch in 2 Years
Freeform further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 3.

[01/08/18 - 01:35 PM]
Hulu Renews "Marvel's Runaways" and "Future Man"
The season finale of "Marvel's Runaways" launches tomorrow.

[01/08/18 - 01:34 PM]
2017 Best Ever for Investigation Discovery - #1 for W25-54 and #2 for P25-54
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[01/08/18 - 01:16 PM]
Discovery Channel Rings in 2018 as Cable's #1 Network Among Men 25-54 (Excluding Sports)
Discovery Channel further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[01/08/18 - 01:10 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere New Original TV Movie, "Blurt," on Monday, Feb. 19, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT), Starring "Henry Danger's" Jace Norman, JoJo Siwa and Daniella Perkins
The live-action comedy tells the story of Jeremy Martin (Jace Norman) who, after a comical virtual reality mishap, starts speaking every thought he has out loud and to complicate matters, he happens to be running in the school election.

[01/08/18 - 12:30 PM]
Intimate Documentary "May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers" Debuts Jan. 29 on HBO
Filmed with extensive access over more than two years, the project is an inside look at the North Carolina band.

[01/08/18 - 12:25 PM]
Hallmark Channel Wraps Up "Countdown to Christmas," Sweeps Fourth Quarter Competition
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for September 25 - December 31.

[01/08/18 - 12:00 PM]
DIY Network Starts Production on New Season of "The Vanilla Ice Project"
The new season is slated to premiere in July 2018.

[01/08/18 - 09:47 AM]
Comedian Tom Green Searches for Really Big Sites in Travel Channel Special - "Giant America"
"I've traveled the country performing at comedy venues for over 10 years, and I've seen lots of amazing places and objects along the way," said Green.

[01/08/18 - 09:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NFL Top Demos; NBC, Globes Lead Total Viewers
Both networks however are down a few ticks from their respective Sunday openers last year.

[01/08/18 - 09:12 AM]
ABC to Air "The Goldbergs" Spin-Off Pilot on Wednesday, January 24
Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen, Nia Long, Rachel Crow and Summer Parker star in "The Goldbergs: 1990-Something."

[01/08/18 - 09:06 AM]
MTV Renews Hit "Floribama Shore"
The network has greenlit 20 new episodes slated to premiere globally, beginning this summer.

[01/08/18 - 08:38 AM]
Science Channel Enjoys Highest Rated Year in Its History in 2017
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[01/08/18 - 08:08 AM]
Study by Disney-ABC Television and Accenture Strategy Identifies Key Drivers of Multiplatform Television ROI
In 2016, the companies released "Cross Channel Advertising Attribution: New Insights into Multiplatform TV," a report that demonstrated that multiplatform television delivered superior ROI over search, display and short-form video.

[01/08/18 - 07:58 AM]
HGTV Series "Restored by the Fords" Nabbed #1 Spot Among Upscale Audiences With Series Premiere
HGTV further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 2.

[01/08/18 - 07:56 AM]
HBO Wins 4 Golden Globe Awards for "Big Little Lies," The Most of Any Network or Platform
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television were among its trophies.

[01/08/18 - 07:50 AM]
First Look at New 90th Oscars(R) Key Art Featuring Host, Jimmy Kimmel
The image features Jimmy Kimmel, in a photo contact sheet motif, having a little fun in various poses as host of the biggest night in Hollywood.

[01/08/18 - 07:46 AM]
For the First Time Ever, Bachelors and Bachelorettes from Around the World Mix Love, Humor and Friendly Competition on "The Bachelor Winter Games," the Newest Addition to ABC's Hit Romance Reality Franchise, Premiering Tuesday, February 13
Chris Harrison hosts this highly anticipated, four-episode series, complete with the usual dose of tears, drama, romance and laughter.

[01/08/18 - 07:45 AM]
ABC Renews "The Gong Show" for a Second Season!
Plus: Mike Myers has finally confirmed the rumor that he is, indeed, the show's host - British comedic legend Tommy Maitland.

[01/08/18 - 07:30 AM]
ABC Unveils Midseason Schedule
The Alphabet reveals premiere dates for "Alex Inc.," "The Crossing," "Deception," "For the People," "Grey's Anatomy" Spinoff and "Splitting Up Together."

[01/07/18 - 09:58 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Open Big for NBC
The Falcons/Rams showdown delivers a 6.0 rating among adults 18-49 in primetime.

[01/07/18 - 09:00 AM]
The CW Announces Midseason Premiere Dates
The network sets premiere dates for "Life Sentence," "iZombie," "The Originals" and "The 100."

[01/06/18 - 05:38 PM]
Showtime(R) Sets Season Three Premiere Date for Powerhouse Drama "Billions" on Sunday March 25 at 10 PM ET/PT
Starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, "Billions" is the network's No. 2 drama series.

[01/06/18 - 05:37 PM]
Showtime(R) Presents Unique and Intimate Portrait of Chelsea Manning with "XY Chelsea"
Produced by Pulse Films, the project tells the historic story of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in an all-male maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017.

[01/06/18 - 05:36 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer for "Our Cartoon President" Premiering on Sunday, February 11 at 8 PM ET/PT
The network will give viewers an early preview of the series, making the first episode available across multiple platforms online and On Demand on Sunday, January 28.

[01/06/18 - 05:35 PM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Goes Deep Inside The New York Times with Oscar(R) Nominated Filmmaker Liz Garbus' "The Fourth Estate" (wt) Premiering Sunday, May 27 at 8 PM ET/PT on Showtime
The project illuminates critical issues facing journalism today through extraordinary access, on-the-scene filmmaking and exclusive sit-down interviews.

[01/06/18 - 05:34 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Unveils Official Trailer for "Patrick Melrose" Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Set to debut later this year, the series is based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn.

[01/06/18 - 05:33 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases "Homeland" Posters and New Teaser for Season Seven
The network's No. 1 drama series, "Homeland" is currently filming in Richmond, Virginia.

[01/06/18 - 05:32 PM]
Showtime(R) Sets Season Premiere Dates for "I'm Dying Up Here" and "The Affair"
Look for the new seasons on Sunday, May 6 and Sunday, June 17, respectively.

[01/06/18 - 05:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases New Trailer for "The Chi" Premiering This Sunday, January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
Produced entirely in its namesake city, the series is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

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[03/18/18 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Continue Win Streak
The Eye takes home top honors in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[03/17/18 - 08:05 PM]
"Will & Grace" Extends Its Triumphant Return with Season Three Pick-Up
In addition, the network has increased the season two order, which will begin again next fall, from 13 to 18 episodes.

[03/17/18 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Scores Another Victory for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 16
Updates include: Zachary Knighton latest bound for "Magnum, P.I." at CBS; James Davis to round out NBC's "Friends-in-Law"; and David Tennant to join Jennifer Garner in HBO's "Camping."

[03/16/18 - 12:58 PM]
Paramount Network Presents "It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards"
When Wayne Wolfe discovered that infamous serial killer Ed Edwards was his estranged grandfather he became compelled to answer one potentially life-altering question - are killers born, or are they made?

[03/16/18 - 11:30 AM]
USA Network Renews "The Sinner" for Season 2
Season two lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime - parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive.

[03/16/18 - 11:30 AM]
"Elvis Presley: The Searcher," Two-Part Music Documentary Chronicling His Creative Journey, Debuts April 14 on HBO
The project follows his creative journey from childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.

[03/16/18 - 11:00 AM]
Jake McDorman and Nik Dodani Join the Cast of "Murphy Brown" When It Returns to CBS
McDorman will play Avery, Murphy's millennial journalist son who is following in his mother's footsteps, perhaps too closely, and has his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit.

[03/16/18 - 10:45 AM]
Discovery Gives MacGyver a Run for His Money in All-New Series "Last Outpost"
Backcountry builders Clint Greathouse and Todd Anderson create one-of-a-kind builds, using nothing but recycled parts, out-of-the box creativity, and sheer determination.

[03/16/18 - 09:21 AM]
Food Network Launches New Snapchat Show "Chopped U" Headlined by Lazarus Lynch
New episodes of the six-week show air Sundays on Snapchat's Discover page, and previously released episodes will be available using Snapchat's Search feature.

[03/16/18 - 09:16 AM]
Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris to Star in National Geographic's "Valley of the Boom," Six-Part Limited Series Set in '90s Tech Bubble from STXtv
John Karna, Oliver Cooper and Dakota Shapiro also star in the project.

[03/16/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with NCAA Tournament Coverage
The Eye's primetime portion leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Reveals Premiere Date and Sneak Peek for "Patrick Melrose"
The Benedict Cumberbatch-led drama will launch on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/16/18 - 07:55 AM]
Freed's Bakery Serves Up More Show-Stopping Cakes in New Season of "Vegas Cakes"
Look for the first of 13 new episodes on Monday, April 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/16/18 - 07:10 AM]
EPIX Captures Espionage Drama "Deep State"
Starring Mark Strong and Joe Dempsie, the gritty new drama is set to premiere on Sunday, June 17 at 9:00/8:00c.