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[08/11/16 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 11
Updates include: Thomas Gibson suspended from "Criminal Minds"; Mena Suvari cast in TV Land's "American Woman"; and Osi Okerafor bound for WGN America's "Roadside Picnic."

[08/11/16 - 04:51 PM]
"The Circus" Returns September 11th on Showtime(R)
Following a brief hiatus, the series will return in time to track and cover the first presidential debate, continuing its unprecedented access to the players and key events leading up to the general election.

[08/11/16 - 04:50 PM]
Showtime(R) Casts Comedian Jay Pharoah in Lead Role for "White Famous"
Tim Story, the prolific director who helmed the movie franchises Barbershop, Fantastic Four, Ride Along and Think Like A Man, has joined the project as an executive producer and will direct the pilot.

[08/11/16 - 04:49 PM]
Showtime Orders New Comedy Pilot "Mating" from Jason Katims and Stu Zicherman
The comedy anthology pilot will center on a recently divorced guy (Taran Killam) who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up.

[08/11/16 - 04:48 PM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Continues Its Stellar Lineup with World Television Premiere of "Zero Days" on Saturday, November 19th at 9 PM
The documentary, which premiered to great acclaim at the Berlin Film Festival, has captured audiences and critics' attention during its theatrical run for its harrowing depiction of cyber warfare and its global implications.

[08/11/16 - 04:47 PM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere "One & Done" - Documentary Chronicling Top NBA Draft Pick Ben Simmons - Friday, Oct. 21
The project, which was announced two days before Simmons was selected first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, is an intimate portrait that examines the coming-of-age of a basketball prodigy.

[08/11/16 - 04:46 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders Fifth Season of "Ray Donovan"
Production on season five's 12, one-hour episodes will begin next year.

[08/11/16 - 04:45 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders New Comedy Pilot "SMILF," Based on the Award-Winning Sundance Film Festival Short from Frankie Shaw
Set in Boston, "SMILF" will take a raw look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

[08/11/16 - 04:44 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Winter Premiere Dates for "Homeland" and "Billions"
Said series are due back on Sunday, January 15 and Sunday, February 19, respectively.

[08/11/16 - 04:18 PM]
Small Screen Roundup: Miss Martian on "Supergirl," Mirror Master on "Flash" and More!
Also on tap: Dolph Lundgren on "Arrow" and Lance Henrickson on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

[08/11/16 - 03:32 PM]
OWN's Hit Drama Series "Greenleaf" Delivers Most Watched Wednesday Telecast in Network History with 2.3 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 10.

[08/11/16 - 03:01 PM]
Parminder Nagra Joins "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in a Recurring Role
Nagra will play a powerful political figure who is outspoken in her distrust of Inhumans and the threat they pose to society.

[08/11/16 - 01:31 PM]
Nickelodeon Brings Back "Rocko's Modern Life" for Brand-New, Original One-Hour TV Special Based on the Classic '90s Hit Animated Series
With "Rocko's" original creator Joe Murray on board as executive producer, the animated "Rocko's Modern Life" TV special will bring back all the show's classic characters and offer some surprising new takes on life in O-Town.

[08/11/16 - 01:24 PM]
TLC's "90 Day Fiance" - The Ultimate Long Distance Relationship
Look for a special installment on Monday, August 22 at 8:00/7:00c, before the series debut of the network's first scripted series, Tyler Perry's "Too Close to Home."

[08/11/16 - 12:08 PM]
TBS Drops the Mic with Greenlight for James Corden & Ben Winston Series
The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 and is slated to join the TBS lineup in 2017.

[08/11/16 - 11:40 AM]
Cartoon Network Enterprises Announces New Apparel and Accessories Partners for Adult Swim Original Series, "Rick and Morty"
Joining current apparel and accessories partners Ripple Junction and Zen Monkey, Underboss, Bioworld, Hot Properties Merchandising, Daylight Curfew, Hyp and Surreal Entertainment have all signed on to create ranges of products based on the popular original series.

[08/11/16 - 11:16 AM]
"Naked and Afraid" Champions Take on "Dual Surivival"... This Time Fully Clothed, Returning to Discovery Channel on August 24 at 9PM ET/PT
From fending off packs of hungry hyenas to building extreme rafts to battling serious infections, the Discovery Channel alums have seen it all - or so they thought.

[08/11/16 - 10:46 AM]
Video: "High Maintenance" Trailer & Key Art - HBO
Providing a glimpse into the homes and routines of eccentric New Yorkers, the comedy series explores the private lives of these unique individuals through a common thread: their weed deliveryman.

[08/11/16 - 10:30 AM]
UCP, Syfy Sign Grant Morrison ("Batman") & Brian Taylor ("Crank") to Adapt & Exec Produce Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" with Amblin Television
UCP is also developing "Happy!" for Syfy, an adaptation of a graphic novel originally written by Morrison and co-created with artist Darick Robertson.

[08/11/16 - 10:30 AM]
"Elena of Avalor" Continues Her Reign into Season Two on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
The Princess Elena character also debuted today at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and will debut at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, in the fall.

[08/11/16 - 10:01 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "Downtown Shabby"
Production has already begun on eight one-hour episodes, with the series slated to premiere in Fall 2016.

[08/11/16 - 09:46 AM]
"Aquarius" Returns to NBC with Back-to-Back Episodes on Saturday, August 27
Said installments begin at 9:00/8:00c on the night.

[08/11/16 - 09:31 AM]
Hillary Clinton to Make First Late-Night Appearance Since Accepting Democratic Nomination, on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Monday, August 22
Hillary Clinton last visited "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in March.

[08/11/16 - 09:16 AM]
"Freedom Fighters: The Ray" Coming to CW Seed in 2017
Inspired by Grant Morrison's new take on the character, the series will introduce the first gay Super Hero to lead a show.

[08/11/16 - 09:07 AM]
2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" - Rihanna to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Rihanna will also perform during the ceremony live from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28.

[08/11/16 - 08:57 AM]
Eight Celebrity Chefs Go Head-to-Head in the Flavortown Market to Face the Toughest Challenges Yet on "Guy's Superstar Grocery Games"
Guy Fieri tests contestants Richard Blais, Maneet Chauhan, Eric Greenspan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Damaris Phillips, Jet Tila and Justin Warner in a series of off-the-hook market challenges to prove their innovative culinary abilities.

[08/11/16 - 08:41 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympic Games Continue Their Reign
The Peacock easily eclipses the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/11/16 - 08:31 AM]
HGTV Renews "My Lottery Dream Home" for Season Two
The 10-episode second season is scheduled to premiere in January 2017.

[08/11/16 - 08:15 AM]
HGTV's "Desert Flippers" Premieres August 25
The eight-episode series follows the Bennett family as they tackle challenging renovations in triple-degree desert heat while raising three small children.

[08/11/16 - 07:42 AM]
NBC Ratings: Rio Live Streaming Tops 1 Billion Minutes
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 10.

[08/11/16 - 06:05 AM]
Amazon Greenlights "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" for Prime Video
The docuseries combines archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder Hugh Hefner and his impact on global culture and history.

[08/10/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 10
Updates include: Jennifer Ferrin joins "Time After Time" at ABC; Aisha Tyler upped to series regular on "Criminal Minds"; FOX gives put pilot commitment to "Ms. Pat."

[08/10/16 - 02:04 PM]
Lifetime Starts Production on Original Movie "Who Killed JonBenet?"
Marking 20 years since her body was found, Who Killed JonBenet? stars Eion Bailey, Michel Gill and Julia Campbell, and will premiere later this fall on Lifetime.

[08/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Return of "A Football Life" and "The Timeline" to NFL Network Highlight 25 NFL Films Documentaries for 2016
The sixth season of the highly-acclaimed series "A Football Life" premieres Friday, September 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/10/16 - 11:21 AM]
TLC Renews "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
The current season closes with a two-part tell all beginning tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/10/16 - 09:59 AM]
VH1 Announces Cast for "The Breaks" Set to Premiere January 2017
Melonie Diaz, Sinqua Walls and Ali Ahn are joining the movie's original cast including Afton Willamson, Wood Harris, Mack Wilds, Antoine Harris, David Call and Evan Handler.

[08/10/16 - 09:20 AM]
Francophiles Rejoice! Ovation TV to Air "Versailles" Saturday Nights This Fall
The most-expensive series ever produced in France, "Versailles" takes the period genre to new dimensions, injecting a vibrant modernity into an era that put France at the epicenter of glamour, culture and fashion.

[08/10/16 - 09:18 AM]
Britney Spears Joins James Corden for New Carpool Karaoke August 25
Spears is set to release her ninth studio album, Glory, on August 26 via RCA Records.

[08/10/16 - 09:17 AM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Live Following Presidential & VP Debates
Colbert will host each night live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.

[08/10/16 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Renews Summer Series "Zoo" for Third Season
The two-hour second season finale of "Zoo" airs Tuesday, September 6.

[08/10/16 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Renews Summer Series "Big Brother" for Two More Editions
Summer-to-date, all three weekly broadcasts rank among the top five programs in A18-34, and the top 10 programs in A18-49 and A25-54.

[08/10/16 - 09:07 AM]
"The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey" - Elite Investigators Re-Examining the Case Announced
The six-hour limited event docuseries premieres Sunday, September 18 (8:30-10:30 PM, ET/8:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

[08/10/16 - 09:02 AM]
Science Channel Goes Behind-the-Scenes at CERN in "Hunt for Particle X" Premiering on Tuesday, August 16 at 10PM
CERN's Large Hadron Collider is running at its highest energy level ever, resulting in a bump in the data and sparking rumors that scientists were on the brink of discovering a new particle that could revolutionize physics.

[08/10/16 - 08:58 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Olympic Games Win Big for NBC
The Peacock dominates its broadcast competition in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/10/16 - 08:43 AM]
"Feherty" Returns This Fall to Tuesday Nights, Beginning with Bob Costas on August 23 on Golf Channel
Other upcoming guests include Bob Uecker (August 30); Emmitt Smith (September 6); Cris Carter (September 13) and Paul McGinley (September 20).

[08/10/16 - 07:50 AM]
DIY Network Renews "Nashville Flipped" for a Second Season
Scheduled to premiere in February 2017, the new season, now in production, stars contractor Troy Dean Shafer as he and his team peel back layers of previous renovations to reveal the original beauty of forgotten homes.

[08/10/16 - 07:45 AM]
NBC Ratings: Best Night Yet for Rio Overnights, Rio Streaming Minutes Have Already Topped London
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 9.

[08/10/16 - 07:35 AM]
Production Begins on HGTV's "Brothers Take New Orleans" Starring Jonathan and Drew Scott
The four-episode series features the brothers as they compete to fully renovate two identical neighboring duplexes in New Orleans and vie to score the highest property value as determined by a panel of local real estate experts.

[08/10/16 - 07:01 AM]
CNBC Primetime Announces New Outdoor Series "Adventure Capitalists"
The series features passionate thrill-seeking investors - Dhani Jones, Jeremy Bloom and Craig Cooper - who take on both physical and financial risk while setting out on the next great adventure.

[08/10/16 - 06:30 AM]
What's New This Fall on CBS's Returning Series
The Eye recaps its previous season as well as previews its upcoming offerings.







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[01/20/18 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Keeps Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"MacGyver" and "Hawaii Five-0" lead the night in adults 18-49, while "Blue Bloods" is the most-watched program.

[01/19/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 19
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[01/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
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[01/19/18 - 09:59 AM]
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[01/19/18 - 09:24 AM]
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[01/19/18 - 09:23 AM]
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[01/19/18 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition in Viewers, Demos
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[01/19/18 - 07:26 AM]
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[01/18/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 18
Updates include: Gabrielle Union-led "Bad Boys" spin-off gets pilot order from NBC; Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Catherine Dyer to visit FOX's "The Resident"; and Damon Lindelof renews overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.

[01/18/18 - 06:31 PM]
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[01/18/18 - 05:01 PM]
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[01/18/18 - 12:21 PM]
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[01/18/18 - 11:06 AM]
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