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[08/08/16 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 8
Updates include: Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah to depart "Saturday Night Live"; FOX passes on second season of "Coupled"; and Aaron Tracy, Andrew Lenchewski land pilot order from USA for "The Tap."

[08/08/16 - 04:10 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Castmember and Olympics Super Fan Leslie Jones Is Coming to Rio!
Since the Games began, Jones has been live-tweeting her Olympic viewing experience, along with witty commentary and words of support for Team USA.

[08/08/16 - 03:40 PM]
Viceland's "F*ck, That's Delicious" Returns for Season 2 on September 1st
This season the gang makes stops in Australia & New Zealand, Hawaii, Spain, Denmark, Italy and back home in New York.

[08/08/16 - 03:10 PM]
WGN America's Acclaimed Series "Underground" Celebrated at 2016 Joint Convention for the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C.
Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller and Amirah Vann, co-hosted the Arts & Entertainment Task Force reception attended by hundreds of journalists.

[08/08/16 - 02:31 PM]
New York Comedy Festival Announces 2016 Line-Up Featuring Cameron Esposito, Bridget Everett, Marc Maron, T.J. Miller, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt and More
For six days, over 200 comedians will perform in more than 60 shows across all five boros at some of New York City's most prestigious venues.

[08/08/16 - 02:23 PM]
NBC's Rio Olympics Sunday Night Viewership Tops Friday's Opening Ceremony by 12% -- Largest Increase in 24 Years
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, August 7.

[08/08/16 - 01:27 PM]
Investigation Discovery Has Best July Ever in Prime and Total Day Among P25-54
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/08/16 - 01:23 PM]
Science Channel Delivers Highest Rated July Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in July 2016
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/08/16 - 01:18 PM]
Washington Redskins All-Pro Cornerback Josh Norman Joins FOX Sports for In-Season Contributor Role
In his recurring role, Norman will participate in talkbacks via satellite, pre-packaged features shot during the practice week and also serves as an analyst in the Los Angeles studio on Sunday, November 6, during Washington's Week 9 bye.

[08/08/16 - 01:11 PM]
AMC to Air All Six Episodes of the Emmy Nominated Limited Series "The Night Manager" in a Marathon Event Beginning Saturday, August 13th at 8PM ET/PT on AMC
SundanceTV will re-air the marathon with three episodes on Monday, August 15 and three episodes on Tuesday, August 16 beginning at 10:00/9:00c each night.

[08/08/16 - 01:00 PM]
NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce Fall 2016 Line-Up for The More You Know Programming Block
Each of the shows extends the iconic The More You Know brand to Saturday mornings on NBC television stations throughout the country telling inspiring stories about the environment, social change, health and wellness, and community engagement.

[08/08/16 - 01:00 PM]
The Rebels Face Grand Admiral Thrawn on Disney XD's "Star Wars Rebels" Season 3 Premiere Saturday, September 24
Said installment introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu during the season three one-hour premiere event, "Steps into Shadow."

[08/08/16 - 12:58 PM]
"Son of Zorn" to Preview Following NFL Doubleheader, Sunday, September 11, on FOX
The series will then premiere in its regular time period with an all-new episode Sunday, September 25.

[08/08/16 - 12:17 PM]
Video: Watch an All-New Sneak Peek at "Pitch" That Just Debuted at TCA
The newcomer bows Thursday, September 22 on FOX.

[08/08/16 - 12:06 PM]
Pastor John Gray Joins OWN's Popular Saturday Night Lineup with New Docu-Series "The Book of John" (Working Title)
The network also announced it has renewed popular Saturday night docu-series "For Peete's Sake" and "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's."

[08/08/16 - 11:16 AM]
Season Two of the Emmy Award-Winning and Critically Acclaimed Series "Years of Living Dangerously" Set to Premiere Sunday, Oct. 30, 8/7c Exclusively on National Geographic Channel
The series will move to its regularly scheduled time, Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c, beginning November 2.

[08/08/16 - 11:05 AM]
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "New Girl" Meet in New York in the Comedy Crossover Event of the Year, Airing Tuesday, October 11, on FOX
Additional details regarding the crossover event to be announced.

[08/08/16 - 11:04 AM]
"The Simpsons" to Air First-Ever One-Hour Episode in January 2017 on FOX
"I just pray it won't be the last thing people see before a Trump inauguration," said executive producer Al Jean.

[08/08/16 - 11:03 AM]
Global Icon Mariah Carey to Guest-Star on "Empire," Wednesday, October 5, on FOX
Carey will play Kitty, a mega-superstar who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) on an explosive new song.

[08/08/16 - 11:02 AM]
Broadway, Film and TV Producer Marc Platt Signs First-Look Deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Under the deal, the studio will have the exclusive first look at any projects, live action or scripted, which Platt develops for television.

[08/08/16 - 11:01 AM]
"Grease: Live" and "Hamilton" Director Thomas Kail Sets Up New Production Company at Twentieth Century Fox Television
Under the deal, Kail will develop, supervise and potentially direct television projects both for broadcast and cable.

[08/08/16 - 10:45 AM]
Discovery Announces September Debut for the Powerful, Immersive Documentary Series "Taking Fire" (working title)
Discovery's five-part series will premiere Monday, September 12 and will air one episode per week.

[08/08/16 - 10:09 AM]
Video: Watch an All-New Sneak Peek at FOX's "Lethal Weapon" That Just Debuted at TCA
The new series launches Wednesday, September 21 on FOX.

[08/08/16 - 10:06 AM]
Comedy Series "High Maintenance," Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, Debuts Sept. 16 on HBO
Ben Sinclair stars as The Guy, whose client base includes a group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city.

[08/08/16 - 09:43 AM]
Lifetime's Emmy(R) Nominated "Project Runway's" Milestone 15th Season Premieres September 15
Guest judges this season include Priyanka Chopra, Emily Ratajkowski, Camilla Belle, Nina Dobrev, Jaime King and Savannah Guthrie.

[08/08/16 - 09:30 AM]
Three-Time Super Bowl Champ and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Joins FOX Sports
One of the greatest tight ends in National Football League history, the always outspoken Sharpe joins Bayless on an in-development opinion and debate show premiering Tuesday, September 6 on FS1.

[08/08/16 - 09:27 AM]
NBCUniversal Acquires Exclusive Broadcast and Cable Television Rights in the United States to J.K Rowling's Wizarding World Franchise
USA Network and Syfy will partner with Warner Bros. to bring viewers content that includes extended director's cut versions of the first two Harry Potter films.

[08/08/16 - 09:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Olympic Games Rise for NBC
The Peacock bests its primetime numbers from Friday's Opening Ceremony.

[08/08/16 - 08:24 AM]
NBC Ratings: Sunday Metered-Market Olympic Ratings
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 7.

[08/08/16 - 07:37 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases "Project MC2" Season Two Trailer
Season two launches on Netflix Friday, August 12 everywhere that Netflix is available.

[08/08/16 - 06:17 AM]
VH1 Greenlights "Martha & Snoop's Dinner Party" Slated to Premiere This Fall
"My homegirl, Martha and I have a special bond that goes back. We're gonna be cooking, drinking and having a good time with our exclusive friends. Can't wait for you to see how we roll together!" said Snoop Dogg.

[08/08/16 - 06:17 AM]
Netflix Releases Key Art for "Marvel's Luke Cage"
Today, Netflix released the key art for the original series, leading up to the trailer debut tomorrow.

[08/08/16 - 03:07 AM]
Reelz Unveils Fall 2016 Programming Slate
Starting on September 10 celebrities and crime collide with the premiere of two new original series, "Rich and Acquitted" and "Hollywood Homicide Uncovered."

[08/07/16 - 06:00 PM]
Video: Amazon Original Series - TCA Summer 2016 Sizzle
Plus: the streaming service locks in nine premiere dates, including the return of "Transparent" (September 23) and "The Man in the High Castle" (December 16).

[08/07/16 - 02:20 PM]
NBC Primetime Rio Olympics Ratings & Viewership Is 2nd-Most Dominant for Any Olympics After Two Nights
NBC spins the numbers for its Olympics coverage through Saturday, August 6.

[08/07/16 - 09:47 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Olympic Games Top Charts for NBC
The Peacock once again easily wins the night in all categories.

[08/06/16 - 03:36 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Olympic Games Open on Top for NBC
The Peacock eclipses the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/06/16 - 08:06 AM]
NBC Ratings: Olympic Opening Ceremony Ratings in the Metered Markets
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 5.

[08/05/16 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 5
Updates include: Rachel Brosnahan to lead Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; FOX orders animated pilot "Okies of Bel Air"; and Tone Bell boards Netflix's "Disjointed."

[08/05/16 - 07:00 PM]
Video: First Look Teasers - "Chance" and "Shut Eye" on Hulu
Hugh Laurie and Jeffrey Donovan topline the respective series, due later this year.

[08/05/16 - 02:48 PM]
"The ABC Fall Preview Special" Gives Viewers an Exciting Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Network's New Shows and Returning Favorites
Anthony Anderson, Randall Park, Katy Mixon, John Ross Bowie, Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata host the special preview.

[08/05/16 - 11:31 AM]
"Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never" Premieres Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on WE tv
The show follows the ride or die couple as they spend time in one of their favorite cities, Miami, finally deciding that it's time to make it official and get hitched.

[08/05/16 - 11:08 AM]
Video: WGN America Unveils First-Look Photo and Teaser Trailer Featuring "Salem" Season Three Guest Star Marilyn Manson
The third season of "Salem" dawns with the triumph of the witches' plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital.

[08/05/16 - 10:01 AM]
Disney Channel Debuts "Free Period," A Collection of Original Short-Form Movies, Exclusively Available on Disney Channel Digital Platforms
"Free Period" movies will roll out daily on the Disney Channel YouTube page Friday, August 5 through Thursday, August 18.

[08/05/16 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Announces "'Pitch' Night at the Ballpark"
The promotion will be held in 43 different Minor League stadiums and 12 independent and college summer league ballparks across the country during the months of August and September.

[08/05/16 - 09:45 AM]
"50 Years of Star Trek" Celebrates the Iconic Franchise Sunday, August 14 at 8PM ET/PT on History(R)
Directed by Ian Roumain, "50 Years of Star Trek" explores the series with those who know it best.

[08/05/16 - 09:30 AM]
Disney Channel Orders New Series "Andi Mack" from "Lizzie McGuire" Creator Terri Minsky
The series begins production this fall in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 12-year-old newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee starring in the title role.

[08/05/16 - 08:57 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Viewers, Demos
The Eye wins the final night before NBC's primetime Olympics coverage begins.

[08/05/16 - 08:31 AM]
WGN America's "Underground" Honored with Three Cablefax Program Awards
Series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Rosalee") and Aldis Hodge ("Noah") were also acknowledged with honorable mentions in the Best Actress and Best Actor categories.

[08/05/16 - 07:09 AM]
"Preacher" Season One Establishes Series as a Top 10 Cable Drama and the #2 New Drama Launch of the Year Among Adults 25-54
AMC spins the numbers for the series to date.







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[02/22/19 - 11:01 AM]
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[02/22/19 - 10:12 AM]
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[02/22/19 - 09:45 AM]
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[02/22/19 - 09:01 AM]
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[02/22/19 - 08:33 AM]
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[02/22/19 - 08:08 AM]
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[02/22/19 - 06:41 AM]
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