[wednesday, january 31, 2018]    
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[01/31/18 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 31
Updates include: CBS, FOX each add comedy pilots; Shalita Grant to depart "NCIS: New Orleans"; and Candis Cayne to recur on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."

[01/31/18 - 03:31 PM]
"The Prince of Peoria" - New Live Action, Multi-Cam Kids & Family Original, Produced by Netflix
When Emil, a 13-year-old prince from a wealthy island kingdom, travels to the U.S. to live incognito as an exchange student, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Teddy, a fastidious overachiever who is Emil's total opposite.

[01/31/18 - 03:30 PM]
20th Century Fox Television, Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions Sign Prolific Screenwriter, Director, Producer and Actor Kurt Sutter to Multiyear Overall Deal
Under the deal, Sutter will continue to serve as executive producer of "Mayans MC" as well as potentially develop, write, supervise and produce additional projects for all platforms.

[01/31/18 - 01:20 PM]
Netflix Announces New Films, Documentaries and Docu-Series to Debut at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival
Highlights include the previously announced documentary series "Rapture."

[01/31/18 - 12:17 PM]
"Downton Abbey" Mastermind Julian Fellowes Brings Highly Anticipated New Drama "The Gilded Age" to NBC
The long-in-the-works project was originally announced back in November of 2012.

[01/31/18 - 12:01 PM]
Katherine Heigl Joins USA Network's "Suits" as Series Regular
Set to premiere later this year, Heigl will star opposite Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter) as Samantha Wheeler - a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm's greatest ally... or most powerful enemy.

[01/31/18 - 11:40 AM]
Bounce's Black History Month Tribute in February
Highlights include "The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards" and a special installment of the Bounce newsmagazine show "Ed Gordon."

[01/31/18 - 11:27 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films to World Premiere "Operation Odessa" at 2018 SXSW Film Festival
The film is a true crime documentary about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel for $35 million.

[01/31/18 - 10:36 AM]
Prank on with Johnny Galecki's "SciJinks" Premiering This Spring on Discovery
The project was previously announced for sibling Science Channel last year.

[01/31/18 - 09:56 AM]
TV One's 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards Was a Top 5 Cable Telecast Among AA Viewers Delivering a Combined Reach of 2M Unique Viewers 2+ for the Night
TV One further spins the numbers for Monday, January 15.

[01/31/18 - 09:31 AM]
"Roseanne: The Return" Airs on a Special Edition of ABC News' "20/20," Thursday, Feb. 15
Returning actors Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman and Sarah Chalke discuss the show's legacy and share what life was like starring on the No. 1 show.

[01/31/18 - 09:16 AM]
Violence in the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia Detectives Reflect on Their Toughest Cases in "Homicide City," An All-New Investigation Discovery Series
The series explores cases from a darker time that had police detectives banding together across the metropolitan landscape in a sequence of manhunts.

[01/31/18 - 09:11 AM]
"Bridezillas" Is Back, With a Vengeance! Most Outrageous Reality Show Returns to WE tv for Season 11 on March 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The series continues to celebrate the craziest, most over-the-top brides wreaking wedding day hell with epic meltdowns, family feuds and social media wars!

[01/31/18 - 08:59 AM]
CBS Announces the 20 New Castaways Competing on the Next Edition of "Survivor," Premiering Wednesday, Feb. 28 with a Two-Hour Episode
This edition, themed "Ghost Island," features 20 new castaways divided into two groups of 10, and centers around the bad decisions of past players.

[01/31/18 - 08:21 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops State of the Union Coverage
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 in preliminary results.

[01/31/18 - 08:00 AM]
E! Greenlights New Series "Model Squad"
Among those featured: Daniela Braga, Olivia Culpo, Hannah Ferguson, Ping Hue, Nadine Leopold, Caroline Lowe, Ashley Moore, Shanina Shaik and Devon Windsor.

[01/31/18 - 07:10 AM]
Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear to Join Gripping Final Season of "House of Cards"
They'll join Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver in the upcoming sixth and final season.

[01/31/18 - 07:08 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Five Year Rights Agreement with National Football League to Broadcast "Thursday Night Football" Presented by Bud Light
The agreement awards FOX Sports with a five year deal that includes 11 games between Weeks 4-15 (excluding Thanksgiving night) to be broadcast on FOX, simulcast via NFL Network, and distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

[01/30/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 30
Updates include: Showtime's "Dice," Hulu's "Shut Eye" get the axe; The CW locks in six more drama pilots; and Nicole Kassell to helm "Watchmen" pilot for HBO.

[01/30/18 - 02:13 PM]
NBCUniversal Lifestyle Networks Strikes Multi-Project Deal for Bravo and Oxygen Media
Bravo Media has greenlit a two season, straight to series order for the scripted anthology series, "Dirty John," from Universal Cable Productions.

[01/30/18 - 01:13 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Winterfest" Programming Event Takes January by Storm
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/30/18 - 01:08 PM]
Comedy Central Finishes January as #1 Entertainment Network in Cable Across Total Day Among Millennial Men
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/30/18 - 12:01 PM]
USA Network and Universal Cable Productions Renew "Suits" for Season 8
Additionally, the network announced that the back half of Season 7 will premiere on Wednesday, March 28, culminating in a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, April 25.

[01/30/18 - 11:02 AM]
Video: "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" Debuts Super Bowl Ad Announcing August 31 Premiere Date
"Given the colossal scope and scale of the series coupled with the popularity of Tom Clancy's novels, we knew 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' would be a natural fit for Prime Video's first Super Bowl ad," said Mike Benson, Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios.

[01/30/18 - 10:09 AM]
Netflix Announces "Chef's Table: Pastry" Launching Globally on April 13
The four-part series will go inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned international pastry chefs.

[01/30/18 - 10:02 AM]
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment to Transport Viewers to "Metropolis," An All-New Live-Action Series from Executive Producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon for the Upcoming DC-Branded Digital Service
Set in the wondrous and awe-inspiring City of Tomorrow before the arrival of Superman, Metropolis follows Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city's dark and bizarre secrets.

[01/30/18 - 10:02 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Second Season of "The Chi"
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, the series will go back into production in Chicago later this year.

[01/30/18 - 09:54 AM]
Nickelodeon Touches Down in Minnesota to Give Kids an Insider Look at Super Bowl LII
Highlights include "Superstar Slime Showdown at Super Bowl," a one-hour original special featuring host Nick Cannon, premiering Sunday, February 4.

[01/30/18 - 09:36 AM]
Hot on the Heels of "Floribama Shore" Renewal, MTV to Debut "Winter Break: Hunter Mountain"
The new docu-series executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano will debut on Tuesday, February 27 for an eight episode run.

[01/30/18 - 09:05 AM]
Video: "Marseille" - Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The battle for the heart of Marseille heats up as right-wing nationalists gain power and a shadowy conspiracy targets the city's beloved soccer team.

[01/30/18 - 09:00 AM]
History(R) Greenlights Unscripted Series "In Search Of" Hosted and Executive Produced by Zachary Quinto
The franchise last appeared on the then Sci Fi Channel in 2002.

[01/30/18 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Competition with "The Bachelor"
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/30/18 - 08:09 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - Enter the Mysterious World of "Mute" - Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux
Be transported into the futuristic world of Berlin with the official trailer for Netflix's upcoming film.

[01/30/18 - 06:53 AM]
Leslie Jones, "Saturday Night Live" Cast Member and Olympics Super Fan, Returns to the Olympic Games with NBC Sports
Jones will reprise her role from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, attending live Olympic events, meeting athletes, and spreading her enthusiasm for the Olympics on television and online during NBC Olympics' coverage in PyeongChang.

[01/30/18 - 06:28 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer for New Comedy Series, "On My Block"
The upcoming series is a coming of age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in the rough inner city.

[01/30/18 - 03:24 AM]
Netflix Announces the Second Season of "Suburra, The Series"
The series, based on the novel of the same title, is set in Rome and describes a fight over land in a seaside town of Ostia that spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.

[01/29/18 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 29
Updates include: FOX greenlights two more pilots; Ernie Hudson cast in NBC's "Bad Boys" spin-off; and "The Four's" Charlie Walk faces sexual harassment allegations.

[01/29/18 - 02:06 PM]
Best News Ever - "Fuller House" Season 4 Coming 2018
The streaming service confirmed the renewal via social media this afternoon.

[01/29/18 - 12:30 PM]
Sofia Carson Is "Perfect" for Freeform's Upcoming Pilot "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists"
Carson will also appear on the upcoming season of Freeform's series "Famous in Love," which like "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists" is executive produced by I. Marlene King.

[01/29/18 - 12:07 PM]
Scare Up Sundays When "Fear Factor" Returns with Ludacris
The first 10, one-hour episodes will debut on Sunday, February 25 with the remaining 10 episodes slated for this summer.

[01/29/18 - 12:03 PM]
Syfy Renews Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt Starrer "Happy!" for Season 2
"Happy!" launched as the network's best series premiere since January 2016 across all key demos.

[01/29/18 - 11:09 AM]
BET News Presents: "Angela Rye's State of the Union" Premiering Wednesday, January 31 10PM ET on BET
The special will feature Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA, 43rd District) delivering an exclusive rebuttal to the president's state of the union address.

[01/29/18 - 11:08 AM]
Investigation Discovery Greenlights Season Three of Hit Series "People Magazine Investigates"
The series wraps its sophomore run tonight on the cable channel.

[01/29/18 - 11:00 AM]
Paramount Network Launches with Big Ratings for Its First Week
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for the week of January 18-24.

[01/29/18 - 10:47 AM]
TLC Renews Entire Slate of "90 Day Fiance" Franchise
The runaway hit franchise set record ratings in 2017.

[01/29/18 - 10:20 AM]
Sunny Anderson Joins Food Network's "Game Day Eats Live"
#GameDayEats kicks off live at 10:00am ET with Food Network Finds, the popular social franchise with nearly 669 million views to date that takes fans behind the scenes of popular restaurants across the country.

[01/29/18 - 09:31 AM]
Travel Channel Celebrates President's Day with 16-Hour, Two-Day "Mysteries at the Museum" Programming Event
Stories range from the catastrophe that nearly befell Jaqueline Bouvier's iconic wedding dress to President Reagan's role in discovering Norma Jeane Dougherty, who later became Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, and President Carter's 1969 UFO sighting.

[01/29/18 - 09:14 AM]
Oxygen Media Dives Deep Into the Murder of Gianni Versace in the Exclusive Special "Killing Versace: The Hunt for a Serial Killer"
The one-hour special delves deep into Andrew Cunanan's maniacal and calculated killing spree, culminating in the shocking and untimely death of fashion icon Gianni Versace.

[01/29/18 - 09:06 AM]
TNT's "The Alienist" Premieres As Cable's #1 New Drama
TNT further spins the numbers for Monday, January 22.

[01/29/18 - 09:04 AM]
Adult Swim Makes Sunday Special
Look for the new specials "Soft Focus with Jena Friedman" and "Eric Andre Does Paris" back-to-back on Sunday, February 18.

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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.