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    [saturday, june 22, 2019]    
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[06/22/19 - 12:42 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
The latter's "Dateline NBC" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[06/21/19 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 21
Updates include: James Marsden, Greg Kinnear among eyed for "The Stand" adaptation at CBS All Access; Nat Geo's "The Right Stuff" rounds out cast; and Paramount Network's "Paradise Lost" fills out ensemble.

[06/21/19 - 01:40 PM]
Reelz Adds More Farrah Fawcett Programming With Acquisition of "This Is Farrah Fawcett" Two Hour Documentary
The two-hour documentary from ABC News will make its cable premiere on Tuesday, June 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/21/19 - 01:00 PM]
History Greenlights New Nonfiction Series "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" (WT) from Executive Producer of "The Curse of Oak Island"
The series will feature a team of scientists and experts who will conduct a thorough search of this infamous 512-acre property located in Utah's Uinta Basin.

[06/21/19 - 12:34 PM]
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling and Veronica Ngo Board Netflix and Skydance Media's "The Old Guard"
They join the previously announced Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts and Luca Marinelli.

[06/21/19 - 10:32 AM]
"Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year" Special Event Airing July 7 on FX
Moderated by Hasan Minhaj, the roundtable discussion showcases award-winning programming that features diverse narratives tackling pressing social issues.

[06/21/19 - 09:57 AM]
Discovery's Revolutionary New Series "Serengeti" Premieres Sunday August 4
The six-part series gives unrivaled access to one of the most pristine and unspoiled corners of the Africa.

[06/21/19 - 09:14 AM]
Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD's "SharkFest" Is So Big, It Needs Three Weeks and Two Networks
The seventh annual installment launches its first week on Nat Geo beginning Sunday, July 14, while Nat Geo WILD takes the tail end two weeks from July 21 to August 2.

[06/21/19 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Newcomers "Holey Moley," "Spin the Wheel" Top Demos
ABC and FOX both get a boost among adults 18-49 last night.

[06/21/19 - 07:30 AM]
Upcoming Rocket Launch to Be Filmed for New Documentary on Phenomenon of Sending Loved One's Remains Into Space
"Heavenly Bodies" is due on Smithsonian Channel.

[06/21/19 - 07:01 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers "Bipolar Rock 'N' Roller" Documentary for Free to Non-Subscribers
The full documentary is available via YouTube, SHO.com and across select TV and streaming providers' websites, apps and free On Demand channels through Saturday, August 31.

[06/21/19 - 06:01 AM]
"Total Bellas" Renewed for a Fifth Season on E!
The fifth season of "Total Bellas," will consist of 10, hour-long episodes premiering in early 2020.

[06/21/19 - 04:12 AM]
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mark Lewis Jones, Joanna Scanlan, Genevieve Barr Join Sarah Lancashire in "The Light" (w/t)
"The Light," set in the fictional town of Glyngolau and currently filming entirely on location in Wales, explores a forgotten community devastated by disaster.

[06/20/19 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 20
Updates include: John Wells inks massive overall deal to stay at Warner Bros. Television; HBO's "Lovecraft Country" casts trio; and Alex Cary sets up shop at Sony Pictures Television.

[06/20/19 - 07:12 PM]
Video: New Trailer Debut - "Stranger Things 3"
"Stranger Things 3" premieres globally on July 4, only on Netflix.

[06/20/19 - 03:01 PM]
A&E Network Orders Ambitious Live Daredevil Series "The Impossible Live" from Essential Media Group
Over the course of five two-hour episodes, "The Impossible Live" will feature the world's greatest daredevils attempting the most death-defying stunts ever seen on live television.

[06/20/19 - 01:09 PM]
Kid Cudi, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Davison, DJ Qualls & Big Boi Join Shudder's "Creepshow"
The new cast join Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, David Arquette, Tobin Bell, Tricia Helfer and Dana Gould, who were previously announced.

[06/20/19 - 01:03 PM]
Video: YouTube Originals, StoryCorps and World of Wonder Debut Trailer and Announce Guest Talent Featured in "Stonewall Outloud"
This unique project will feature original audio recordings of people who were at the Stonewall Riots 50 years ago and bring them to life through the contemporary faces of the LGBTQ community today.

[06/20/19 - 12:34 PM]
MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" Expands to VH1 for Summer Stunt
New episodes will feature VH1's biggest stars from "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood," and "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" as well as Tiny Harris and more.

[06/20/19 - 12:02 PM]
Every Crime Has a Story in a Documentary Trilogy Exploring Mysterious Deaths and Complicated Trials Beginning July 9, Exclusively on HBO
The films explore a wide range of issues, including race, gender and class bias, and offer new insights into cases involving young adults and children that received national and international attention.

[06/20/19 - 11:19 AM]
"Yellowstone" Season Two Premiere Hits Series Ratings Highs and Increases Double Digits from Series Debut
Paramount Network spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 19.

[06/20/19 - 11:18 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases First-Look Teaser for Fifth and Final Season of "The Affair"
The show's swan song kicks off Sunday, August 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/20/19 - 11:15 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios Announce Perry's First Original Series, "The Oval," to Launch the Content Creator's Exclusive Programming for the Network
Starring Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd and Daniel Croix Henderson, "The Oval," will introduce viewers to the new first family moving into the White House.

[06/20/19 - 10:41 AM]
Video: AMC Debuts Official Trailer for "The Terror: Infamy"
The anthology series returns on Monday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/20/19 - 10:05 AM]
Gordon Ramsay Serves Up Adventure in New Culinary Expedition Series "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted"
The multi-Michelin-star chef and Ironman athlete embarks on a new exhilarating adventure around the globe beginning Sunday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/20/19 - 09:31 AM]
A&E's Emmy Award-Winning Series "Intervention" Returns for a Special New Season Premiering August 6 at 9PM ET/PT
Over the course of six consecutive episodes, viewers will follow the stories of addicts as they work to overcome their opioid addictions as well as one of the most dramatic recoveries in one of the largest drug hubs on the East Coast.

[06/20/19 - 09:19 AM]
Paramount Network Orders "The Last Cowboy" from "Yellowstone" Co-Creator & Academy Award Nominee Taylor Sheridan
Produced by Truly Original and executive produced by 101 Studios, the unscripted series spotlights the highly-skilled horsemen and trainers competing in the intense, high-stakes world of professional reining.

[06/20/19 - 09:05 AM]
Demi Moore Joins the Cast of "Brave New World"
Moore joins previously announced cast including Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan, and Nina Sosanya.

[06/20/19 - 09:00 AM]
Netflix Announces a New Family Live Action Comedy Series "The Healing Powers of Dude"
When Noah, an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder, has to start middle school, he turns to a mutt named Dude, a sarcastic emotional support dog who might need Noah as much as Noah needs him.

[06/20/19 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Press Your Luck" Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet's new game show leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/20/19 - 08:13 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Marks 400th Anniversary of First American Democratic Assembly with Search for Lost Founding Father in "America's Hidden Stories: Mystery at Jamestown"
Look for the special installment on Monday, July 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/20/19 - 08:06 AM]
Actress and Comedian Arielle Vandenberg to Host "Love Island" This Summer on CBS!
She will preside over the matchmaking when the U.S. version of the international reality sensation debuts with a special 90-minute premiere, Tuesday, July 9.

[06/20/19 - 08:01 AM]
Limited Series "Our Boys" Debuts Aug. 12 on HBO
Filmed in Israel, the 10-part limited drama series is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza.

[06/20/19 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie in "Point Blank" - Trailer Debut
When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child.

[06/20/19 - 08:00 AM]
Jinkies! New Series "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?" to World Premiere on Boomerang
On Thursday, June 27, the Boomerang streaming service will debut "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?"

[06/20/19 - 07:32 AM]
Video: "ANIMA" - Paul Thomas Anderson & Thom Yorke - Teaser - Netflix
In a short musical film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead scores and stars in a mind-bending visual piece.

[06/20/19 - 07:32 AM]
Big3 to Debut This Weekend on CBS with CBS Sports Offering 50 Hours of Coverage Across CBS and CBS Sports Network
The team will again feature longtime play-by-play announcer Brian Custer, analyst Jim Jackson and sideline reporter Michael Rapaport, who will all return for their third campaigns.

[06/20/19 - 05:01 AM]
Investigation Discovery Greenlights Explosive Two-Hour Special, "The Lost Women of NXIVM"
With layers still unraveling, this urgent and timely special explores what happened to four women who were members of NXIVM who either vanished or died in mysterious circumstances.

[06/19/19 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 19
Updates include: Mark-Paul Gosselaar to star in ABC's "mixed-ish"; Nat Geo in talks for second season of "The Hot Zone"; and Janet Mock signs overall deal with Netflix.

[06/19/19 - 11:16 PM]
Jens Lapidus' "Snabba Cash" Becomes a Netflix Original Series
The new Netflix original series sets in Stockholm ten years after the events depicted in feature films Snabba Cash trilogy.

[06/19/19 - 01:51 PM]
Discovery Channel Revs Up Motor Mondays with a Brand-New Season of "Fast N' Loud," Premiering Monday, July 8
This season, Richard Rawlings is putting everything on the line in hopes of taking Gas Monkey Garage to new heights and a new level of success in the hotrod world.

[06/19/19 - 12:03 PM]
FX Lands Stellar Ensemble Cast for the Drama Series Pilot "Gone Hollywood"
John Magaro, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lola Kirke, Ben Schnetzer, Jonathan Pryce and Judd Hirsch star in the project, from writer/director Ted Griffin.

[06/19/19 - 12:00 PM]
Netflix to Adapt August Wilson's Award-Winning Play "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Into a Feature Film
Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts are attached to star.

[06/19/19 - 11:56 AM]
Netflix Acquires Imagine Entertainment's "Tick, Tick... Boom!" with Lin-Manuel Miranda Directing and Steven Levenson Writing
Set in 1990, the film tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia - which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break.

[06/19/19 - 11:42 AM]
Paramount Network Orders Third Season of Hit Series "Yellowstone"
Season two premieres tonight at 10:00/9:00c on Paramount Network.

[06/19/19 - 10:33 AM]
New Comedy Series "Back to Life" Lands on Showtime(R)
Daisy Haggard stars as Miri Matteson, who, after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large.

[06/19/19 - 10:31 AM]
Netflix Renews "I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson" for a Second Season
The second season will launch globally in 2020.

[06/19/19 - 10:06 AM]
Video: OWN Announces August 14 Series Premiere and Unveils Official Trailer for Its Highly Touted Drama "David Makes Man" from Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
"David Makes Man" centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty.

[06/19/19 - 10:05 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights First Film Under Robin Roberts Presents Banner "Kidnapped: The Kamiyah Mobley Story" Starring Emmy(R) Award Winner Niecy Nash
Set to premiere in 2020, the film will be followed by a companion documentary featuring the real-life people depicted in the movie.

[06/19/19 - 10:01 AM]
Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis Adapting "Nightbooks" for Netflix
When Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by a witch in her modern, magical New York City apartment, his original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping him safe as he desperately tries to find a way out of this twisted place.







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[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Silicon Valley" Returns October 27 for Sixth and Final Season
The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta
The HBO series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Two Episodes of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" for Free Early Sampling
The 10-episode series will officially premiere Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie to Create "Agent King," An Animated Adult Action Comedy Featuring Elvis Presley as a Covert Government Agent, for Netflix
Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner on the project.

[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
Hot Dog! "Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures," A New Chapter of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," Debuts Monday, Oct. 14
That same day, a new series of shorts, "Hot Diggity-Dog Tales" starring Mickey and "mouse's best friend" Pluto will also debut on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
"Raising Dion," Starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young and Michael B. Jordan, Comes to Netflix on October 4
The series is the story of a widowed mother who must protect her son after he starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
"Peaky Blinders" - Season 5 to Launch Friday October 4th, at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, "Peaky Blinders" follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament.

[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
NFL Films' "A Lifetime of Sundays" to Debut on ESPN and ABC in Celebration of the NFL's 100th Season
The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated Video on Demand until September 15 when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.

[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
AMC Commissions Three Part Drama "Quiz," Directed by Stephen Frears and Produced by Left Bank Pictures
The project stars Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson and Aisling Bea.

[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: A&E to wrap "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" with two-hour special; NBCUniversal's streaming service adds two projects; and Ewan McGregor to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to Direct Aubrey Plaza in Feature Comedy "Hope" for Netflix
The comedic duo are following their female-driven comedy "The Breaker Upperers," which they also co-wrote and starred in, and premiered on Netflix in February.

[08/15/19 - 01:15 PM]
"To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" Premieres February 12 on Netflix
The sequel will be followed by a third film: "To All the Boys: Always and Forever Lara Jean," already in production.

[08/15/19 - 11:04 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Announces Live Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Coverage on Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 P.M. Eastern
As part of its Votegasm 2020 coverage, the series will air live at 11:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Central and react in real time across its social media accounts.