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[01/18/15 - 12:48 PM]
FX Sets "The Comedians" and "Louie" Season Five Premiere Date
The former, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, will launch on Thursday, April 9 at 10:00/9:00c followed by the return of "Louie" at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/18/15 - 12:47 PM]
Pamela Adlon Moves on to "Better Things" - New Comedy Pilot Created By and Starring Adlon and Directed by Louis C.K.
The project follows a working actor trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' lives, have fun with a friend or two, and also - just maybe - squeeze in some sex once in a while.

[01/18/15 - 12:46 PM]
FX Acquires Television Rights to Louis C.K.'S Next Standup Special "Louis C.K. Live from the Comedy Store"
C.K. will make the special available to fans first on his website, LouisCK.net, in coming weeks after his record-breaking run of shows at Madison Square Garden.

[01/18/15 - 12:30 PM]
MTV to Air in Black and White for the First Time in Network History, Share Artist, Politician and Audience Perspectives on Race on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Every commercial block will begin with personal reflections on race from luminaries including Kendrick Lamar, Common, Big Sean, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Penn Badgley, Jordin Sparks, Pete Wentz, Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. John Lewis, Sen. Cory Booker and more.

[01/18/15 - 08:06 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," with Host Kevin Hart, Posts Its Highest-Rated Episode in Metered-Market Households Since December 6
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 17.

[01/18/15 - 08:06 AM]
NFL and CBS Continue Partnership on "Thursday Night Football" Package
CBS will broadcast the first eight "Thursday Night Football" games which also will be simulcast on NFL Network.

[01/17/15 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Saturday, January 17
Updates include: FOX declares "Mulaney" dead; Mark Mylod to helm "Minority Report" pilot; and "The X-Files," "Prison Break" both eyed for "event series"-type revivals.

[01/17/15 - 07:42 PM]
"Lucha Underground" Signs AAA World Heavyweight Champion Alberto El Patron
The Mexican professional wrestler and mixed martial artist competed in his first match in Los Angeles today, January 17.

[01/17/15 - 11:57 AM]
Video: Betty White's 93rd Birthday Flash Mob
Everyday on set, Betty is greeted by her assistant with a hula - today's hula dance was a very special surprise in honor of her 93rd birthday!

[01/17/15 - 11:06 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of the 1.3 Rating for Its Prior Telecast in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[01/17/15 - 10:13 AM]
Superstar Performers Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens to Star as "Sandy" and "Rizzo" in "Grease: Live" (Working Title) Airing Sunday, January 31, 2016, on FOX
The project will be executive-produced by acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt.

[01/17/15 - 10:12 AM]
Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer Join FOX's Upcoming Comedy-Horror Anthology Series, "Scream Queens"
Additionally, Grammy Award nominee and actress Ariana Grande will guest-star in a recurring role.

[01/17/15 - 10:11 AM]
FOX Orders Third Season of Hit Comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Season-to-date, the series is averaging a 2.7/7 in Viewers 18-49, up +17% in the key demographic versus last season, and generating the largest year-to-year gains of any sophomore series.

[01/17/15 - 10:10 AM]
FOX Orders a Second Season of Hit Drama "Gotham"
Averaging a 4.2 rating in Adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers, the series is this season's No. 1 broadcast drama overall among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.

[01/17/15 - 10:09 AM]
FOX Orders a Second Season of Hit Drama "Empire"
Averaging a 5.3 rating in Nielsen's Most Current measure, the series has emerged as the No. 1 new series of the season.

[01/17/15 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Powers ABC to Another Demo Victory
CBS however is still the most-watched network last night.

[01/17/15 - 08:22 AM]
ABC Wins Friday - "Shark Tank" Hits Series High in Viewers and Season High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 16.

[01/16/15 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 16
Updates include: Gary Sinise to star in "Criminal Minds" spin-off at CBS; NBC eyes "Chicago Med" as latest in "Chicago Fire" franchise; and "Hannibal" season three now set for summer.

[01/16/15 - 03:19 PM]
Brian Williams to Anchor NBC News Coverage of President Obama's State of the Union Address and the Republican Response
Beginning at 8:45pm ET, Brian Williams and the NBC News team will host a pre-speech live stream on NBCNews.com.

[01/16/15 - 01:15 PM]
Corie Henson Joins Fox Broadcasting Company as Executive Vice President, Alternative Entertainment
Henson joins the network as FOX's outgoing head of alternative entertainment, Simon Andreae, transitions into a new producing role.

[01/16/15 - 12:39 PM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Take the Ratings Week of Jan. 5-9
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 5-9.

[01/16/15 - 12:23 PM]
"Parenthood" Ties for #1 in Women 18-49 and Ranks #1 Outright Among Adults 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 15.

[01/16/15 - 11:04 AM]
FOX 30-Day Multiplatform Ratings - Season to Date Recap
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/16/15 - 09:59 AM]
Nielsen Study-DVR Beyond 7 Days: Playback Is Increasing in Days 8-28
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[01/16/15 - 09:15 AM]
Eva Longoria's Comedy Series "Telenovela" Gets Luz Verde from NBC
NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the singlecam comedy that will star and be executive produced by Longoria.

[01/16/15 - 09:12 AM]
Stories of Courage and Love from the Underground Railroad Come to NBC for 8-Hour Epic Miniseries "Freedom Run"
Iconic musician Stevie Wonder, who has won 25 Grammy Awards, recorded 30 Top 10 hits, is an Oscar winner and a member of both the Rock 'n' Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame, will serve as an executive producer.

[01/16/15 - 09:09 AM]
Zachary Levi on Board for Highly Anticipated "Heroes Reborn"
Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennet in the original "Heroes" series, has previously been cast to reprise his role as "HRG."

[01/16/15 - 09:05 AM]
NBC Signs Development Deal with Musical Legend Dolly Parton
This extraordinarily prolific country music artist and movie star will produce these projects that are meant to appeal to an inclusive family audience.

[01/16/15 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Tops Viewers, Demos for FOX
The network's reality mainstay however declines 15% from last week among adults 18-49.

[01/16/15 - 08:19 AM]
The Network Television Premiere of "Pitch Perfect" Airs Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on ABC Family
Fans can relive every aca-battle and The Bellas path to musical redemption during a live Twitter chat with Hana Mae Lee (@hanamaelee) from the film during the east coast airing using #PitchPerfectParty.

[01/16/15 - 08:01 AM]
Senator Corey Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli and Comedian Bill Burr Scheduled as Premiere Night Panelists for "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," Debuting Jan. 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Other upcoming panelists include Amy Holmes, John Leguizamo, Jon Lovett, Kathleen Madigan, Soledad O'Brien, David Remnick, Frank Rich, Ilyasah Shabazz, Matt Taibbi, Baratunde Thurston and Ali Wentworth.

[01/16/15 - 07:52 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Starts 2015 with a 5-Week High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 5-9.

[01/16/15 - 06:50 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Fat N Furious: Rolling Thunder" Is Back for a Second Bite on Monday, January 26 at 10PM ET/PT
These large-and-in-charge car junkies of Christmas Automotive continue to boost business by hunting down left-for-dead cars and bringing them back to life.

[01/15/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 15
Updates include: NBC issues pilot orders for two dramas; Donny Deutsch to topline USA's "Donny!"; and "WWE Tough Enough" eyed for sixth season at USA.

[01/15/15 - 03:32 PM]
PBS Black History Month Programming Celebrates the Richness of African-American History and Culture
PBS will offer special new episodes from popular titles, along with encore programming - all of which will stream online after broadcast on the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/15/15 - 03:20 PM]
Esquire Network Follows Clay Aiken's 2014 Bid for Congress in the Unfiltered, All-Access Documentary Series "The Runner-Up"
Produced by Academy Award-winner Simon Chinn and Emmy Award-winner Jonathan Chinn through their company Lightbox, the four-hour original documentary series is set to premiere in April.

[01/15/15 - 03:19 PM]
Esquire Network Renews Original Series "Car Matchmaker" and "Boundless" and Week-Long Live Event "Running of the Bulls"
To date, Esquire Network has premiered 21 original programs and specials, garnering double-digit growth in all key demos.

[01/15/15 - 03:10 PM]
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" to Air Three Original Episodes in Three Days
Look for back-to-back new episodes on Sunday, January 25 followed by a special solo installment on Tuesday, January 27.

[01/15/15 - 03:09 PM]
CBS Gives "Undercover Boss" Another Special Sunday Airing on January 25
Rick Forman, Founder and CEO of Forman Mills Inc., will be featured in said installment.

[01/15/15 - 03:08 PM]
CBS Flips "Scorpion" Episodes for Post-AFC Championship Football Game
"Charades" will now air this Sunday, January 18 following the game with "Forget Me Nots" now set for the following night, January 19.

[01/15/15 - 03:07 PM]
Video: 2015 January NBCU Press Tour Trailers
Get your first look at USA's "Complications," Syfy's "The Expanse" and Bravo's "Odd Mom Out."

[01/15/15 - 03:07 PM]
Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke Join the Cast of "Zoo," A New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
Burke and Connolly join previously announced series regulars James Wolk, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie.

[01/15/15 - 02:38 PM]
Bravo Media Sets Premiere Date for Second Scripted Series "Odd Mom Out" and Greenlights Seven New and Returning Series
"Flipping Out," "Married to Medicine" and "The Real Housewives of Orange County" are among those returning for new seasons.

[01/15/15 - 02:26 PM]
History's "The Curse of Oak Island" Reaches Series High 3.1 Million Viewers in Season Two Finale
History spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 13.

[01/15/15 - 01:56 PM]
E! Greenlights Second Season of "House of DVF"
The second season of "House of DVF" starts production during New York Fashion Week.

[01/15/15 - 01:55 PM]
E! Announces Second Season Pick-Up for the Network's First Original Scripted Series "The Royals"
Said renewal comes in advance of its first season premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/15/15 - 01:51 PM]
NBC Presents Three Weekends of Figure Skating - Highlighted by U.S. Figure Skating Championships - Beginning This Sat. at 5 PM ET
Plus: look for primetime coverage on Saturday, January 24 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/15/15 - 01:32 PM]
"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" Picks Up DGA Nomination, Celebrates Ratings Wins for Season Two Airing Now on CMT
The nomination marks a first for both CMT and Adam Vetri, who serves as director on the series for 51 Minds, along with associate director Ian Blankenship and stage manager Richard Mercury Melendez.

[01/15/15 - 01:13 PM]
CBS News Announces Multi-Platform Coverage Plans for President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address and the Republican Response
"CBS Evening News" Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley leads the coverage beginning at 9:00 PM, ET.

[01/15/15 - 12:46 PM]
New Kids on the Block Serves As House Band on "Live with Kelly and Michael"
They'll appear on the Tuesday, January 20 episode, spending the full hour with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.







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[01/18/20 - 01:51 PM]
Spectrum Originals Anthology Series "Manhunt: Deadly Games" Produced by Lionsgate Television to Debut February 3
All 10 episodes of the one-hour anthology series from Lionsgate Television will drop ad-free exclusively on Spectrum's On Demand platform.

[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
Lifetime Orders Investigative Doc "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" for 2020 Programming Slate
Other highlights include: five new movies based on V.C. Andrews' Ruby Landry series for the 2020 TV season.

[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
History(R) Announces "Black Patriots" from Executive Producer and NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honoring African American Heroes Who Fought on the Frontlines of the Revolutionary War for United States Independence
The one-hour documentary premieres Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Groundbreaking Documentary "Auschwitz Untold" Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
The documentary depicts the chilling story of the Nazi persecution and extermination of European Jews by combining newly colorized footage from the Holocaust and rare, first person interviews with survivors.

[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Epic Three-Night Miniseries Event "Washington" Presidents' Day Weekend Beginning Sunday, February 16 at 8PM ET/PT
The project is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
National Geographic Builds on Power of Its Diverse Slate with Season Pickups of Franchise Series "Brain Games," "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" and "Life Below Zero"
Also on tap: an all-new eight-part spin-off series, "Life Below Zero: Next Generation," which is slated to premiere on National Geographic in 2021.

[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
National Geographic Unveils the Field Ready Program
National Geographic today unveiled the Field Ready Program to promote diversity and inclusion, providing a clear path for a new generation of people interested in working behind the camera in global television production.

[01/17/20 - 08:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Rings in the New Decade and Its 10th Anniversary by Announcing Robust Slate of New Series and Specials
Celebrating its 10th year on the air, the fastest-growing network for animal lovers of all ages celebrates its wild achievements throughout the past decade by announcing its robust 2020 programming slate.

[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Two World Premiere Specials: "Born Wild: Earth Day Live" and "Jane Goodall: The Hope"
At National Geographic, the Earth Day celebration will harness the company's full portfolio to make an impactful difference for the planet.

[01/17/20 - 08:37 PM]
National Geographic's "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" Presents a Triumphant Voyage Through Humanity's Past and Present and Maps a Hopeful Vision of Our Future
40 years after it was introduced to a global audience, this epic voyage reaches new heights of adventure with the highly anticipated third season.

[01/17/20 - 08:35 PM]
National Geographic Premieres Third Season of Emmy-Winning Global Anthology Series "Genius: Aretha" as Four-Night Event Beginning Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, at 9/8c
This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Aretha Franklin.

[01/17/20 - 01:45 PM]
Apple TV+ Announces New Docuseries "Dear... " from Emmy and Peabody Award Winner R.J. Cutler
The 10-episode series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more.

[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
Freeform Announces March 18 Premiere Date for the Highly Anticipated Series "Motherland: Fort Salem"
The series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country.

[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
Freeform Is Feeling the Love with "Love However the FF You Want," Beginning Feb. 8
Anchoring this new campaign is Freeform's first Valentine's Day original film, "The Thing About Harry," which premieres Saturday, February 15.