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    [monday, december 30, 2019]    
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[12/30/19 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Wraps Season on Top
NBC's NFL franchise closes 2019 in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/30/19 - 08:18 AM]
Science Channel Blasts Off Into 2020 with New Season of "How the Universe Works" Premiering Thursday, January 2 at 9PM
The series returns for its eighth season with a two-hour special that investigates the threat of a catastrophic asteroid impact.

[12/29/19 - 12:24 PM]
Ohio State vs. Clemson Draws 21.2 Million Viewers, Most-Watched Non-New Year's Day College Football Playoff Semifinal and Up 9% Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, December 28.

[12/29/19 - 09:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Tops Low Key Night for NBC
The Peacock network wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/28/19 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Tops Demo Charts for FOX
The network's weekly telecast continues its reign among adults 18-49.

[12/27/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 23-27
Updates include: Amazon's "The Wheel of Time" casts trio; comedian Eddie B eyed for comedy series at ABC; and Amazon to bring Evan Ratliff's book "The Mastermind" to the small screen.

[12/27/19 - 10:01 AM]
Lauren Alaina to Perform on "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square"
Alaina will take the stage, alongside previously announced performers LL Cool J Featuring DJ Z-Trip, Village People, The Chainsmokers, The Lumineers, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, The Killers and Tyga, to help ring in 2020.

[12/27/19 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Win
The Alphabet's "The Great American Baking Show" tops the charts among adults 18-49 last night.

[12/27/19 - 07:59 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Scores Its Most-Viewed NFL Regular Season Since 2015
ESPN further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/26/19 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Christmas with NBA Coverage
The Alphabet's holiday presentation of the Clippers/Lakers showdown tops the night.

[12/26/19 - 07:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Christmas Eve with "It's a Wonderful Life"
The network's annual telecast takes home top honors among adults 18-49.

[12/24/19 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets Boost from "The Price Is Right" Special
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/23/19 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock network easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/23/19 - 06:48 AM]
Abla Fahita Joins the Line-Up of Netflix Originals in the Middle East with a New Series
The series will follow the amazing adventures of Abla Fahita after becoming one of the leading stars in the Arab World, her life turns upside down when she finds herself being chased by the law and society.

[12/23/19 - 12:45 AM]
Video: Something Phishy: Netflix Drops "Jamtara" Trailer
Directed by National Award-winning director Soumendra Padhi and inspired by true incidents, the series is the story of young, ambitious, volatile people who have the world before them.

[12/22/19 - 06:46 PM]
Netflix Orders New Korean Sci-Fi Thriller Series "The Silent Sea," Confirms Actor Jung Woo-sung as Executive Producer
The series is a mystery sci-fi thriller that follows a story of elite scientists who set off for the moon to retrieve some unknown samples from an abandoned research station.

[12/22/19 - 10:06 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Sports Heavy Evening
Plus in late-night: Eddie Murphy sparks "Saturday Night Live" to its best numbers since May 2017.

[12/22/19 - 10:05 AM]
"The Great Brady Heist," FOX Sports Films' Newest "Magnify" Series Documentary, Premieres Feb. 1 on FOX
The documentary chronicles the disappearance of Tom Brady's jersey following the New England Patriots' improbable Super Bowl LI comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.

[12/21/19 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Continues Demo Reign
FOX takes home the adults 18-49 crown once again while CBS remains the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/20/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 20
Updates include: Starz cancels "Sweetbitter" after two seasons; FXX's "Dave" reveals principal cast; and Zach Grenier returns to "The Good Fight" as series regular.

[12/20/19 - 11:23 AM]
Season Five of SundanceTV's Original Series "Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter" Returns with All-New Episodes Sunday, January 5 at 10AM ET
This season, talent behind this year's most talked about television shows and films open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed entertainment.

[12/20/19 - 11:16 AM]
Video: Official Teaser - Hulu Original Series "High Fidelity"
The Zoƫ Kravitz-led series bows Friday, February 14.

[12/20/19 - 11:01 AM]
"Virgin River" Renewed for a Second Season by Netflix
The streaming service confirmed the news via social media today.

[12/20/19 - 09:45 AM]
Academy Award Winner Marisa Tomei Joins Revenge Action Film "Sweet Girl"
Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Adria Arjona, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, Dominic Fumusa, Brian Howe, Nelson Franklin and Reggie Lee also star in the project.

[12/20/19 - 09:01 AM]
Save Room for Season 2 Because We've Ordered More "Green Eggs and Ham"
Netflix confirmed the news on social media this morning.

[12/20/19 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Miss America" Tops Demos for NBC
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while an all-repeat CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/20/19 - 08:01 AM]
Multi Award-Winner Olivia Colman to Star in New Sky and HBO Original Drama "Landscapers"
The four-part limited series will be directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne and is written by Ed Sinclair in his first television screenplay.

[12/20/19 - 07:32 AM]
Cast Announced for New Drama "Industry" Coming Soon to BBC and HBO
The series follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London.

[12/20/19 - 07:26 AM]
Capturing the Planet's Greatest Mysteries - "What on Earth?" Returns for an All-New Season January 9 on Science Channel
Using state-of-the-art satellite imaging and trekking to the most remote, inhospitable places on Earth, the world's leading scientists, archaeologists and explorers examine the inexplicable to show the world we live in like we've never seen before.

[12/20/19 - 05:36 AM]
Reelz Announces New Programming for January 2020
New three-part documentary "Aaron Hernandez's Killing Fields" reveals never-before-seen evidence in the case of the ex-NFL star turned convicted murderer while the new four-part documentary "How to Survive a Murder" exposes the nefarious attempts to cover up a murder and protect an influential family.

[12/19/19 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 19
Updates include: FOX orders animated comedy "Housebroken" to series; Hulu passes on Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles"; and "Carl Weber's The Family Business" gets second second on BET+.

[12/19/19 - 09:43 PM]
"Airplane Mode" Premieres on January 2020, Only on Netflix
The film tells the story of young digital influencer Ana (Larissa Manoela).

[12/19/19 - 05:20 PM]
"Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" Is a Three-Part Documentary Series Examining What Led to the Murderous Fall and Shocking Death of Former NFL Superstar Aaron Hernandez
Look for said project Wednesday, January 15 on Netflix.

[12/19/19 - 04:01 PM]
Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell Take You on a Psychocosmic Adventure in "The Midnight Gospel," An Adult Animated Series Adapting Interviews from the "Duncan Trussell Family Hour" Podcast
The aforementioned series will come to Netflix next year.

[12/19/19 - 03:29 PM]
Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic to Headline E!'s Signature "Live from the Red Carpet" Coverage of the 2020 Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars
E!'s red carpet coverage for each of those awards shows ranked as the #2 most social program of the day behind only the awards show itself.

[12/19/19 - 02:02 PM]
Meet the 20 Contestants Set to Compete on New Unscripted Competition Series "LEGO Masters" Premiering Wednesday, February 5, on FOX
Hosted by Will Arnett, the series will put these contestants - ranging from ages 23 to 65, and hailing from every part of the country and all walks of life - to the test.

[12/19/19 - 12:00 PM]
Limited Series "The Plot Against America" Debuts Monday, March 16, Exclusively on HBO
The cast includes Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis and John Turturro.

[12/19/19 - 11:56 AM]
"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Adds Jonathan Whitesell, Skye Marshall and Sam Corlett
Said trio will turn up during the upcoming "Part 3" of the series.

[12/19/19 - 10:52 AM]
EPIX Greenlights Series Based on "Jerusalem's Lot" Starring Academy Award(R) Winner Adrien Brody
Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher's Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea.

[12/19/19 - 10:30 AM]
Steve Harvey Counts Down to 2020 on "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square" Tuesday, December 31, on FOX
The star-studded three-and-a-half-hour primetime celebration will be co-hosted by Maria Menounos and Rob Gronkowski.

[12/19/19 - 10:17 AM]
OWN Announces Second Season Renewal of Critically Acclaimed Drama Series "David Makes Man"
The series centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects and stars an ensemble cast featuring Emmy nominated actress Phylicia Rashad and newcomer Akili McDowell who plays the lead role of David.

[12/19/19 - 10:11 AM]
"Elite Youth," A New Series from FOX Sports Films and Uninterrupted, Goes Behind the Scenes with Basketball's Future Stars
The four-episode debut season follows the most highly sought-after high school basketball players in the country as they compete in Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) during the 2018 circuit.

[12/19/19 - 10:05 AM]
Nearly 30 Million Households Around the World Enjoyed "Klaus" in Its First Four Weeks on Netflix
The streaming service releases another viewership number, this time for the animated film.

[12/19/19 - 09:30 AM]
Comedy Series "High Maintenance," Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, Returns for Its Fourth Season February 7, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars include Ira Glass and his team at This American Life, Nick Kroll, Rebecca Hall, Larry Owens and Calvin Leon Smith.

[12/19/19 - 09:14 AM]
Video: "Sex, Explained" Season 1 - Main Trailer
From the biology of attraction to the history of birth control, explore the ins and outs of sex in this entertaining and enlightening series.

[12/19/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Apple Releases First-Look at Inspiring, New Anthology Series "Little America"
Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, "Little America" goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America.

[12/19/19 - 09:04 AM]
Video: "Leslie Jones: Time Machine" - Teaser - Netflix
Jones is bringing her hilarious wisdom in "Time Machine," her first Netflix Comedy Special, directed by award winning directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

[12/19/19 - 09:02 AM]
Showtime(R) to Air Television Premieres of "Five Feet Apart" on December 30 "On the Basis of Sex" on January 1 and "The Upside" on January 4
Look for all three films in the coming weeks on the pay channel.

[12/19/19 - 08:36 AM]
"The Voice" Is the #1 Most-Watched Primetime Network Show of the Decade
NBC further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[12/19/19 - 08:35 AM]
Jealousy, Feuds and Troubled Friendships Hit a Fever Pitch at Bravo's "Married to Medicine" Season 7 Reunion
Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Mariah Huq and new friend, Buffie Purselle will bare their bold and honest feelings as they relive this season's biggest moments.







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[10/29/20 - 02:01 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Trailer and Poster Art for "My Psychedelic Love Story" from Oscar(R) Winning Director Errol Morris
The film is a psychedelic head trip crossed with a possible CIA conspiracy and wrapped in a fascinating love story told by the late Joanna Harcourt-Smith about her time with Timothy Leary.

[10/29/20 - 12:25 PM]
OWN Announces First-Look Deal with Holly Carter and Releve Entertainment, An All3Media America Company
The first project under the new deal includes an all-star holiday gospel music special, "Our OWN Christmas" set to air on Tuesday, December 1.

[10/29/20 - 12:01 PM]
A&E Network Greenlights New Documentary Special "Biography: TLC" (wt) Celebrating the Iconic and Pioneering Story of the Top Selling American Female Group of All Time
The special will be directed by Matt Kay and will premiere on A&E in 2021.

[10/29/20 - 12:00 PM]
IMDb TV and Amazon Studios Greenlights Judge Judy Sheindlin to Preside Over a New Court Program for a Free Streaming Audience
The Untitled Judge Judy Sheindlin Project will feature no-nonsense, expeditious Judge Sheindlin's signature adjudication style with a new array of cases, litigants and judgments.

[10/29/20 - 12:00 PM]
CBS All Access Renews "No Activity" for a Fourth Season
In a departure from previous seasons, the fourth season will feature all the fan favorite characters in animated form.

[10/29/20 - 11:39 AM]
Acorn TV's "My Life Is Murder" Starring Lucy Lawless to Return in 2021
The 10-episode series moves from Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand and is currently in pre-production, starring Lucy Lawless alongside her season one cohort Ebony Vagulans.

[10/29/20 - 11:30 AM]
Nickeloden Announces All-New Midnight Society for Season Two of Beloved Horror Anthology Series, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
In season two (six episodes), this new group of kids tell a terrifying tale about a curse that has been cast over their small seaside town, haunted by an all-new villain named the Shadowman.

[10/29/20 - 11:08 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Returns with a Steamy Season on Sunday, December 6 at 8PM ET/PT
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, and Kenya Moore return this season.

[10/29/20 - 11:02 AM]
Awkwafina and Sandra Oh Star in Untitled Sister Comedy for Netflix
In the film, a lonely recluse's life is upended when her train wreck of a sister vows to mend their relationship by helping her fulfill her lifelong dream: to be a contestant on her favorite game show.

[10/29/20 - 10:17 AM]
Lark Voorhies to Make Special Appearance on "Saved by the Bell" Premiering Wednesday, Nov. 25 on Peacock
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez star in the new series, reprising their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater.

[10/29/20 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Announces Additional Casting for "Why Women Kill" Season Two
They join previously announced cast members Allison Tolman and Nick Frost.

[10/29/20 - 09:30 AM]
The CW Network Sets Premiere Dates for New Season
Highlights include the return of "The Flash" and the premiere of "Superman & Lois" on Tuesday, February 23.

[10/29/20 - 09:30 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Acquires Drama Series "Tell Me Your Secrets," Psychological Thriller Starring Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater and Enrique Murciano
The 10-episode drama, originally shot for TNT, revolves around a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past.

[10/29/20 - 09:19 AM]
The Midseason Premiere of "Tyler Perry's Ruthless" Returns Thursday, November 26 on BET+
The one-hour drama will drop three episodes on its premiere date, with new episodes launching every Thursday on BET+.

[10/29/20 - 09:13 AM]
HBO Documentary "The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," Spotlighting the Legendary Band, Debuts December 12
This film follows the Bee Gee's meteoric rise as they rode the highs of fame and fortune, negotiated the vagaries of the ever-shifting music business and navigated the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.