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[08/02/19 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 2
Updates include: Kali Hawk joins the cast of ABC's "Schooled"; Showtime passes on "The Wrong Mans" pilot; and Nancy O'Dell signs off of "Entertainment Tonight."

[08/02/19 - 03:13 PM]
Video: Showtime Documentary Films Announces Premiere Date and Debuts New Trailer for "Murder in the Bayou"
The five-part docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered between 2005 and 2009 in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around the town of Jennings, Louisiana in rural Jefferson Davis Parish.

[08/02/19 - 03:12 PM]
Michael Stuhlbarg Joins Showtime Limited Series "Your Honor"
Stuhlbarg will play Tommy, the much-feared head of a crime family.

[08/02/19 - 03:11 PM]
Acclaimed Actress Natascha McElhone and Emmy Nominee Bokeem Woodbine Join "Halo" as Highly Anticipated Showtime(R) Drama Series Continues to Round Out Its Cast
Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac and Kate Kennedy are also among the additions.

[08/02/19 - 03:10 PM]
Showtime Announces Fall Premiere Dates for Returning Hit Series "Shameless," "Kidding" and "Ray Donovan"
"Shameless" and "Kidding" are both due on November 3 with "Ray Donovan" returning November 17.

[08/02/19 - 03:09 PM]
Showtime Announces Premiere Date for "The L Word: Generation Q"
The series features original stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey.

[08/02/19 - 03:08 PM]
Video: Showtime Documentary Films Announces Premiere Date and Debuts New Trailer for "Couples Therapy"
While new episodes will be released on linear channels weekly, all nine will be available immediately on September 6 for on-demand streaming.

[08/02/19 - 03:07 PM]
Showtime Announces Premiere Date for Comedy Series "Work in Progress"
The series features Abby McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.

[08/02/19 - 03:06 PM]
Showtime Orders a Second Season of "City on a Hill"
The show's freshman run is averaging 3.5 million viewers per week across platforms.

[08/02/19 - 03:05 PM]
Showtime Makes Series Commitment to Lisa Taddeo's "Three Women"
"In this time when gender relations are under thorough reexamination and introspection, Lisa Taddeo has written the book of the moment," said Jana Winograde.

[08/02/19 - 03:04 PM]
Final Season of "Homeland" to Premiere on Sunday, February 9 at 9 PM ET/PT on Showtime
Starring Emmy, Screen Actors Guild(R) and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes and Emmy and Tony(R) winner Mandy Patinkin, the acclaimed series is currently in production on its final 12 episodes.

[08/02/19 - 03:03 PM]
Video: Showtime Debuts Official Trailer and Poster for New Comedy Series "Back to Life"
Daisy Haggard plays 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.

[08/02/19 - 03:02 PM]
Gal Gadot to Star in and Executive Produce Upcoming Showtime Limited Series Based on the Life of Hedy Lamarr
The series will be written by Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Sarah Treem, who will executive produce with multiple Emmy winner Warren Littlefield, Katie Robbins and Jaron Varsano.

[08/02/19 - 03:01 PM]
Showtime Taps Tony Winner Daveed Diggs and Wyatt Russell in "The Good Lord Bird"
Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride, the eight-part limited event series will premiere on Sunday, February 16.

[08/02/19 - 12:30 PM]
E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Takes Viewers Behind the Headlines as New Season Premieres on Sunday, September 8 at 9PM ET/PT
Last season averaged 1.9 million total viewers (up seven percent) and 1.2 million adults 18-49 (up five percent) versus the previous season average.

[08/02/19 - 09:02 AM]
A Hot July for ESPN: Viewership Rises 18%
ESPN further spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/02/19 - 08:08 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Opens Preseason on Top for NBC
The Peacock's primetime coverage easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/02/19 - 08:00 AM]
Pop TV Renews "Flack," Starring Oscar(R) Winner Anna Paquin for Second Season
Sam Neill and Daniel Dae Kim will both drop by the new season.

[08/02/19 - 06:42 AM]
Bob Harper Announced as Host of "The Biggest Loser" on USA Network
Harper was a staple for 17 seasons on the original version of the mega-hit reality series.

[08/01/19 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 1
Updates include: Jason Clarke to play Jerry West in HBO's "Showtime"; JoAnna Garcia Swisher signs onto Netflix's "Sweet Magnolias"; and Sean "Big Sean" Anderson rounds out cast of BET's "Twenties."

[08/01/19 - 03:41 PM]
CBS All Access Orders "The Man Who Fell to Earth" to Series
The series is based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic film starring David Bowie.

[08/01/19 - 03:39 PM]
CBS All Access Announces Casting for "The Stand"
The project is based on Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name, and Stephen King will write the last chapter of the series, providing a new coda that won't be found in the book.

[08/01/19 - 12:23 PM]
TV One's True Crime "For My Man" Premieres Brand New Episodes Starting Thursday, August 1 at 9 P.M. ET/9C
Part of TV One's "True Crime Thursdays," the series features salacious and shocking stories of women who have been arrested for crimes committed in the name of love.

[08/01/19 - 12:01 PM]
On Your Mark, Get Set, Bake! "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition" Returns to ABC This December
Sherry Yard and Paul Hollywood return to judge the decadent and delicious treats these bakers will create while sharing advice and commentary in regard to the bakers' technique and skill.

[08/01/19 - 11:02 AM]
Video: Paramount Network Releases "I Am Patrick Swayze" Official Trailer
The film premieres Sunday, August 18 on the cable channel.

[08/01/19 - 10:45 AM]
HBO Max Gains Exclusive Streaming Rights to the Current "Doctor Who" Series in New Deal with BBC Studios
In addition, HBO Max has licensed 700 episodes of iconic BBC series such as "The Office," "Top Gear," "Luther," and "The Honorable Woman."

[08/01/19 - 10:30 AM]
Do Get Excited Because Adam Scott Will Host ABC's New Game Show "Don't"
"I'm very excited to be the host of ABC's new game show 'Don't,'" said Scott. "As a fan of both 'games' and 'shows,' I feel we may be onto something here."

[08/01/19 - 10:04 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - From Executive Producer Charlize Theron Comes "Hyperdrive"
Elite street racers from around the world test their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built.

[08/01/19 - 09:10 AM]
CBS Renews "Love Island" Season Two for Summer 2020
"The passion of 'Love Island's' audience is incredible," said Kelly Kahl. "The intensity of their social media engagement has created tremendous enthusiasm for the series here at the Network. We love the show's creative execution and can't wait for next season."

[08/01/19 - 09:03 AM]
Chris Messina Joins "The Sinner" Season 3
Messina will portray Nick Haas, a college friend to Jamie (Matt Bomer).

[08/01/19 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Split Demos; ABC Tops Total Viewers
The Eye's "Big Brother" leads the evening in both categories.

[08/01/19 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Marvel's Runaways" x "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger": Crossover Episode Confirmed!
The company confirms the latter will visit the former series later this year.

[08/01/19 - 07:01 AM]
"13 Reasons Why" Season 3 Launches August 23 on Netflix
The stakes are raised in this riveting third season, as the consequences of even the most well-intended actions can alter a life forever.

[08/01/19 - 07:00 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios Announce Perry's Second Original Series, "Sistas," Premiering Exclusively on the Network This Fall
Starring KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon Von, and Novi Brown, the series follows a group of single black females from different walks of life who bond over their one common thread: why am I single?

[07/31/19 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 31
Updates include: Ariana Grande to drop by Showtime's "Kidding"; Lisseth Chavez lands recurring role on NBC's "Chicago PD"; and "The Last American Vampire" finds second life at Quibi.

[07/31/19 - 04:46 PM]
FX's Critically Acclaimed Comedy Series "Baskets" Will End with the Season Four Finale on August 22
"Over four seasons, 'Baskets' has taken its place among the great FX comedies as an endearing and hilarious look at the dreams and ambition of 'Chip Baskets' and his extended, loving family," said Eric Schrier.

[07/31/19 - 02:29 PM]
"Christmas Keepsake" Holiday Programming Scores Big for Hallmark Channel; Boosts Network to Rank as #1 in Primetime and Total Day
Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for the month of July to date.

[07/31/19 - 02:00 PM]
Hulu's Scripted Originals Content Team Joins Forces with Walt Disney Television
With this alignment, Craig Erwich, senior vice president of Scripted Originals for Hulu, will report to Dana Walden, chairman of Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.

[07/31/19 - 12:30 PM]
Emmy Winner Jeff Daniels to Star in Showtime(R) Drama Series "Rust"
The series is a compelling family drama that will explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania.

[07/31/19 - 09:09 AM]
History's New Nonfiction Miniseries "The Food That Built America" Premieres August 11 - Explores Stories of Food Industry Tycoons
The three-part event tells the incredible stories of innovation and rivalries behind food industry tycoons Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers and more.

[07/31/19 - 08:45 AM]
Season One of "Christina on the Coast" Delivers Double Digit Ratings Growth for HGTV
HGTV further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[07/31/19 - 08:07 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Goes Out on Top for ABC
The Alphabet dethrones NBC as the top adults 18-49 draw on Tuesday.

[07/31/19 - 05:01 AM]
Video: Teaser Trailer Debut - Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci
The film is an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century.

[07/31/19 - 04:35 AM]
Ian Hart, Tanya Moodie, Joanne Whalley and Kerrie Hayes Join Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly and Abigail Lawrie as Filming Commences on the Third and Final Chapter of Sky Original "Tin Star"
Roth, O'Reilly and Lawrie reprise their roles as the worth family one last time for a series more explosive than ever before.

[07/30/19 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 30
Updates include: Joss Whedon's "The Nevers" locks in cast; HBO Max gives series order to "Circe" adaptation; and Kurtwood Smith signs onto ABC's Nate Bargatze comedy pilot.

[07/30/19 - 10:54 PM]
Casting Announced for BBC One's "The Pale Horse"
Rufus Sewell and Kaya Scodelario star in the project, which is being co-produced with Amazon Prime Video.

[07/30/19 - 02:35 PM]
FX Orders Limited Series "A Teacher"
Kate Mara and Nick Robinson star in the 10-episode limited series.

[07/30/19 - 11:30 AM]
Ovation Celebrates Legacy of "Inside the Actors Studio" by Airing Classic Episodes Starting August 11
As previously announced, "Inside the Actors Studio" will premiere on Sunday, October 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/30/19 - 11:00 AM]
CW Seed to Launch 24/7 Digital Linear Channel CW Seed "Live" Late Fall 2019
CW Seed "Live" will be available through CWSeed.com and the CW Seed App, which has distribution on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, Chromecast and Android TV.

[07/30/19 - 10:28 AM]
ABC News Announces New Season of "What Would You Do?" with Anchor John Quinones
The summer staple returns next Friday, August 9 at 9:00/8:00c.







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[07/03/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Trailer for "An American Pickle"
The film, directed by Brandon Trost, is based on Simon Rich's New Yorker novella and stars Seth Rogen as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family.

[07/03/20 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Put ABC, CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in total viewers while both networks share the adults 18-49 crown.

[07/02/20 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 2
Updates include: FOX extends options on all six of its pilots; The CW cancels "Katy Keene" after one season; and CBS's "Big Brother" inches closer to return.

[07/02/20 - 03:44 PM]
ABC's "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times,'" Set to Rebroadcast, Tuesday, July 7
The December 2019 broadcast reached nearly 13 million Total Viewers on linear and digital platforms.

[07/02/20 - 12:00 PM]
"The Greatest #AtHome Videos," Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Returns with Four New Specials, Beginning Friday, July 24 on CBS
The new one-hour episodes will air each Friday through August 14, and showcase the next generation of viral home videos in the age of social distancing.

[07/02/20 - 11:06 AM]
"Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe" to Premiere Exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, August 28
The soundtrack, from Walt Disney Records, will be available the same day.

[07/02/20 - 10:15 AM]
Kilter Films Teams with Amazon Studios to Develop Series Based on Fallout
Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are attached to executive produce the project, currently in development with a series commitment.

[07/02/20 - 10:08 AM]
Showtime(R) Offers the Premiere Episode of New Docu-Series "Outcry" for Free
The first installment will be available on YouTube, as well as across multiple television and streaming providers' devices, websites, applications and authenticated online services and their free On Demand channels.

[07/02/20 - 10:01 AM]
"The Kominsky Method" Renewed by Netflix for a Third and Final Season
Creator Chuck Lorre said, "It's been an incredible experience to see the warm response from both audiences and critics. I'm excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter."

[07/02/20 - 09:59 AM]
New Season of Hit ABC Show "What Would You Do?" with Anchor John Quinones Returns This Summer with Brand-New Scenarios
The premiere episode features a scenario about how people react in both Mississippi and New York to a man publicly displaying the Confederate flag, airing on the heels of Mississippi lawmakers voting to remove the Confederate symbol from the state flag.

[07/02/20 - 09:11 AM]
MTV Studios Re-Unites with Academy Award(R) Winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine "Clone High" with Emmy(R)-Nominated Co-Creator Bill Lawrence
Together with MTV and Erica Rivinoja, the trio will reunite to develop and produce new episodes of the animated series, which was widely regarded as a time capsule of the early 2000s with its loving satire and wry parody of emo culture.

[07/02/20 - 09:11 AM]
Hulu Renews "The Great" for a Second Season
The satirical, comedic drama is about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia's history.

[07/02/20 - 09:04 AM]
Video: "Father Soldier Son" - Official Trailer - Netflix
This intimate documentary follows one military family over the course of 10 years, becoming an intergenerational exploration of the meaning of sacrifice, purpose and American manhood in the aftermath of war.

[07/02/20 - 08:47 AM]
"Conan" to Move Production to Historic Los Angeles Comedy & Music Venue Largo at the Coronet Beginning Monday, July 6
O'Brien will continue interviewing guests via Zoom, without an audience, and will only have a limited staff and crew on site, following government and industry health and safety protocols.

[07/02/20 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Repeats Top Viewers; Share Demo Crown
CBS and FOX split the adults 18-49 honors with the network last night.