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[08/20/15 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 20
Updates include: ABC orders pilot for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" spin-off; TNT extends season four of "Major Crimes" by five episodes; and Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg bring "Future Man" to Hulu.

[08/20/15 - 05:00 PM]
Video: Disney's "Descendants" Star Sofia Carson Performs Retro-Soul Version of the Movie's Hit Song "Rotten to the Core" in New Music Video
The "Rotten to the Core" musical number from the movie, now a music video on Vevo, has over 25 million views.

[08/20/15 - 02:32 PM]
CBS Announces Senior Writing and Producing Team for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
Tom Purcell, Meredith Bennett, Emily Lazar and Barry Julien are among the featured auspices.

[08/20/15 - 01:37 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Opening Drive Tour Travels the Country For Michigan at Utah
The FOX Sports 1 Opening Drive tour - highlighted by a full-sized tour bus wrapped in khaki fabric celebrating the look made famous by first-year Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh - launches Saturday, August 22, from Ann Arbor.

[08/20/15 - 01:00 PM]
Animal Planet's Fan-Favorite "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Returns for a Seventh Season This September
On Saturday, September 19, the series returns for a seventh season with a whopping 25 new one-hour episodes.

[08/20/15 - 12:53 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Remembers Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond with Special Encore Presentation of "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved The Way" Saturday, August 22 at 1PM ET/PT
In addition to Bond, the legends that were honored include Ambassador Andrew Young, Berry Gordy, Jr., Rev. C.T. Vivian, Diane Nash, Dick Gregory and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

[08/20/15 - 12:51 PM]
Worldwide Search Discovers Young Ensemble Cast to Star in New Original Netflix Series "Stranger Things"
The new drama series written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer.

[08/20/15 - 12:36 PM]
Artist Named Season 2 Winner of GSN's Hit Series "Skin Wars"
The hit TV series is the most-watched series in GSN history and has been seen by nearly 12 million total unique viewers for Season 2 to date.

[08/20/15 - 12:31 PM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Win Week of Aug. 10-14 by Dominating ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 10-14.

[08/20/15 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Junior's "Goldie & Bear," a Fairytale-Inspired Animated Series, to Debut on WATCH Disney Junior Platforms Beginning Saturday, September 12
The series premieres in November on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

[08/20/15 - 11:00 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Primetime Series, "Cedar Cove," Continues to Win Saturday Nights
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 15.

[08/20/15 - 09:45 AM]
WE tv Greenlights "Ex Isle," A Groundbreaking New Concept in Relationship Reality That Helps Former Couples Shed an Old Love in Order to Find a New One
The couples are joined by show host Carmen Electra and guided on their emotional journey by Dr. Ish Major, a psychiatrist specializing in women, children and families and an expert on broken relationships.

[08/20/15 - 09:00 AM]
Love Rules as MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Returns on Special Premiere Night Thursday, September 24 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
The show will follow a group of 10 single women and 10 single men, who are self-admittedly horrible at relationships, as they jet off to Hawaii in the hopes they'll leave their bad relationship habits behind and find their #perfectmatch.

[08/20/15 - 08:57 AM]
Video: AMC Releases the Worldwide Exclusive of the First Three Minutes of the Highly Anticipated of "Fear the Walking Dead" on Facebook
The worldwide premiere of the highly anticipated new series is this Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/20/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 for the Night Among the Big 4 Networks in the 18-49 Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 19.

[08/20/15 - 08:35 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with CBS
"America's Got Talent" is the most-watched program last night, while "Big Brother" leads adults 18-49.

[08/20/15 - 08:25 AM]
"Celebrity Wife Swap" Grows to a 2-Month High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 19.

[08/20/15 - 06:06 AM]
Chris Harrison Returns to Host the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
Harrison joins the previously announced panel of celebrity judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya.

[08/19/15 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 19
Updates include: Christine Evangelista signs onto E!'s "The Arrangement"; CBS eyes drama inspired by the lives of Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage; and comedian Rod Man to star in NBC comedy project.

[08/19/15 - 01:12 PM]
"Project Greenlight" Returns to HBO for a New Season Beginning Sept. 13, With Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Executive Producing
Spanning the entire filmmaking process, the series takes a revealing, uncensored look at the challenges facing a first-time director.

[08/19/15 - 12:33 PM]
Golf Channel Draws Nearly 8 Million Viewers During PGA Championship Week
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/19/15 - 12:20 PM]
Starz Releases 'Kick-Ash' New Key Art for the Highly Anticipated Series "Ash vs Evil Dead"
"Ash vs Evil Dead" is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror films The Evil Dead.

[08/19/15 - 12:09 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Launches Online Retail Destination "O Store" on Oprah.com
Beginning today, consumers can purchase a variety of products made exclusively for OWN as well as some of the most sought after items from the popular O List in O, The Oprah Magazine.

[08/19/15 - 11:59 AM]
Nickelodeon's Newest Animated Star Is a Hot Dog!
"Pinky Malinky" follows the everyday life of Pinky Malinky, an infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world who along with his two best friends, navigate school and life with a unique perspective.

[08/19/15 - 11:52 AM]
Zendaya Joins Celebrity Judging Panel for the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
"It's great to be part of a show that celebrates women who are in college or graduated, and striving to make the world a better place through their chosen platform," said Zendaya.

[08/19/15 - 11:50 AM]
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" Ranks as This Summer's #1 Cable Reality Series Among Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 and the #2 Social Series of the Summer on All Television
VH1 spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/19/15 - 11:38 AM]
Syfy Announces Golden Globe Nominee Dennis Haysbert, David Hewlett and Ian Tracey to Join Cast of Syfy's New Futuristic Espionage Thriller Pilot "Incorporated"
The pilot will also star Georgina Haig, Eddie Ramos and Julia Ormond.

[08/19/15 - 11:13 AM]
History(R) Orders Second Season of the Hit Freshman Summer Series "Alone"
Production on season two is slated to begin this fall in Vancouver Island.

[08/19/15 - 11:00 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up a Third Season of the Hit Comedy "Young & Hungry"
Season two resumes tonight, Wednesday, August 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/19/15 - 10:17 AM]
"Ferrell Takes the Field," Starring Will Ferrell in a Comedy Special from Funny or Die, In Partnership with Major League Baseball, Debuts Sept. 12, Exclusively on HBO
Dedicating the special to the fight against cancer, Ferrell also honored the historic feat of Bert Campaneris five decades ago by playing every position on the field for ten different teams in the same day.

[08/19/15 - 09:22 AM]
Beth Stern & James Denton to Co-Host 5th Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(R) on Hallmark Channel
The special tapes September 19 before a live audience at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel and will air on October 30.

[08/19/15 - 09:12 AM]
"Tosh.0" Returns with New Episodes Tuesday, August 25 at 10 p.m.
This season also marks the return of the "Tosh.0 Memorabilia Dump."

[08/19/15 - 09:11 AM]
"@midnight" Makes Temporary Move to 11 p.m.
The series returns to its regular slot of Midnight ET/PT on Monday, September 21, following "The Nightly Show."

[08/19/15 - 08:58 AM]
Season Four of "Party Down South" Premieres Thursday, August 20 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
This time, the gang reunites in St. Petersburg, Fla. for a 10-episode season filled with adventure, partying and of course, drama.

[08/19/15 - 08:57 AM]
Bounce TV to Launch New Original Series "In The Cut" Tues. Aug. 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Plus: the third season of "Family Time," starring Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, will premiere on October 6, taking over the "In The Cut" time period.

[08/19/15 - 08:44 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
Powered by "America's Got Talent," the Peacock easily wins the night in both categories.

[08/19/15 - 08:44 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in Every Key Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/15 - 08:43 AM]
Travel Channel's "50/50" Hosts Samantha Brown and Chris Grundy Take Spontaneous Couples on a 50-Hour Getaway Worth $50,000
The series is comprised of six one-hour episodes and two half-hour pilots.

[08/19/15 - 08:05 AM]
TV Land Casts Stage and Screen Stars Megan Hilty, John Behlmann, Geneva Carr and Brooklyn Shuck in TV Land's Pilot "I Shudder"
"I Shudder" is a comedy revolving around Elyot Vionnet (Hamish Linklater), an advocate of manners, style and most importantly, common decency.

[08/19/15 - 08:01 AM]
Longhorn Network Hires Alex Loeb
Loeb joins the network after spending the past two years hosting a daytime sports show on The Horn 104.9 in Austin, Texas.

[08/19/15 - 07:42 AM]
TV One Partners with National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton to Premiere First-Ever Television Airing of the Triumph Awards
The Triumph Awards, now in its 6th year, honors individuals who have made a positive impact in their community in addition to their professional contributions in their respective fields.

[08/19/15 - 07:36 AM]
New Animated Series "Moonbeam City" Premieres Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Guest stars this season include Powers Boothe, Kate McKinnon, Catherine O'Hara, Andy Richter, Susan Sarandon, Molly Shannon, Paul F. Tompkins, Patrick Warburton and Adam West.

[08/18/15 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
Updates include: Syfy pulls the plug on "Haven" after five seasons; Jennifer Schuur, Josh Reims exit "The Catch" at ABC; and Martin Short signs onto NBC's Maya Rudolph variety show.

[08/18/15 - 02:59 PM]
Bravo Media Delivers Record Ratings
Bravo further spins the numbers for Monday, August 10 through Wednesday, August 12.

[08/18/15 - 01:17 PM]
Video: WGN America Unveils First Trailer for "Manhattan" Season Two
The trailer hints at the questionable motivations, duplicitous nature and high stakes secrets held by the series' main characters inside the world's most guarded city.

[08/18/15 - 12:16 PM]
"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" to Air Thursday, Dec. 10 (9-11 P.M.)
The film is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing.

[08/18/15 - 12:11 PM]
Justice Is Served in Washington State with a Second Season of "Rugged Justice" on Animal Planet
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Sunday, September 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/18/15 - 12:05 PM]
WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior Apps Are Now Live on Xbox 360
Using WATCH Disney, Xbox 360 viewers can now access full episodes of their favorite Disney shows on demand for free.

[08/18/15 - 11:53 AM]
Oxygen Media Premieres Syndicated Daily Comedic Show "Crazy Talk" Exclusively on Cable Beginning Monday, September 14 with Back-to-Back Episodes
From NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, this fast-paced, laugh-out-loud, comedic show raises an eyebrow at the most outlandish, and sometimes bizarre, moments on reality television.

[08/18/15 - 11:50 AM]
Blair Brandt, Star of ABC Family's "Next Step Realty: NYC," to Participate in a Live Twitter Chat with Fans Tonight
Blair will answer viewer questions about the series and building his real-estate business, and will share behind-the-scenes stories about the "Next Step Realty: NYC" episode.







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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.