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[08/19/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 19
Updates include: FOX's "Orville" adds Peter Macon, J. Lee; Nick Frost bounds for "Into the Badlands" at AMC; and Yael Grobglas to visit The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

[08/19/16 - 04:17 PM]
Binge Watch the New Series "Dead of Summer" on the Freeform App Before the Exciting Season Finale
"Dead of Summer" ranks among the top scripted cable series on Tuesdays at 9 o'clock across key target Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Female 12-34 demographics.

[08/19/16 - 03:00 PM]
Video: First "Hairspray Live!" Promo Released
"Hairspray Live!" features an all-star cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton and more!

[08/19/16 - 12:01 PM]
"The Swap" Starring Peyton List and Jacob Bertrand Premieres Friday, October 7, as Part of Disney Channel's Monstober Programming Event
"The Swap" is a comedy adventure that follows two teens on a quest to reverse a mysterious event that caused them to swap lives.

[08/19/16 - 10:33 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Primetime Series, "Chesapeake Shores" Premieres to a Strong Start
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/19/16 - 10:07 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Broad Focus(R) Launches Mini-Movies by Acclaimed Female Directors/Writers/Producers
"The Lady Cave" will kick things off this Saturday, August 20.

[08/19/16 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides Olympic Games to Another Win
The Peacock dominates the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/19/16 - 07:45 AM]
MTV Opens Its' Vault to Celebrate the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" with a Throw Back "MTV Firsts" Thirty-Minute Special
Additionally, MTV will air the fourth annual "VMA Weekend Brunch" hosted by pop star Daya, actress and singer Laura Marano, VMA nominees Alex and Jack from All Time Low, and Parris Goebel, director of Justin Bieber's nominated video "Sorry."

[08/19/16 - 06:38 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 In Primetime for 115th Consecutive Night of Summer Olympics
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 18.

[08/18/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 18
Updates include: Rob Thomas brings "The Lost Boys" to The CW; Ashley Rickards cast as The Top on "The Flash"; and Wil Traval tapped as Human Target for "Arrow."

[08/18/16 - 02:38 PM]
Production Begins on Two-Hour "Good Witch" Halloween Special Event Premiering October 29 on Hallmark Channel
Production on season three will commence Monday, September 12.

[08/18/16 - 01:57 PM]
"Goddamn Comedy Jam" Featuring Pete Davidson, Adam Devine, Jim Jefferies, Natasha Leggero & Jay Pharoah Premieres Sunday, August 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
"Goddamn Comedy Jam" - the intersection of comedy genius and rock & roll dreams - is one of the hottest preexisting live shows in Los Angeles.

[08/18/16 - 01:56 PM]
"What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" to Marathon Tomorrow on Esquire Network
The series, which will air consecutively from 6pm to 10pm ET/PT, made its debut on Esquire's sister network E! Entertainment in April 2013 following Ryan Lochte's stellar performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

[08/18/16 - 01:30 PM]
UP Renews Hit Original Series "Bringing Up Bates" and "Growing Up McGhee"
UP has ordered 13 episodes of "Bringing Up Bates" and 10 episodes of "Growing Up McGhee" to premiere next year.

[08/18/16 - 01:06 PM]
USA Network's Emmy(R) Nominated Drama "Mr. Robot" Invites Fans to Read Elliot's Journal
Co-written by series creator and showrunner Sam Esmail and series writer Courtney Looney, "Red Wheelbarrow" is the personal notebook of Elliot Alderson, the show's lead character.

[08/18/16 - 01:01 PM]
Travel Channel Scores Big with Rio-Based Premiere of "Andrew Zimmern's Driven by Food"
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 16.

[08/18/16 - 12:39 PM]
The "22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards" Will Kick Off Award Season on Sunday, December 11th at 8PM ET/5PM PT on A&E
Comedian T.J. Miller will return as host of the star-studded three-hour show celebrating the best in movies and television for the second consecutive year.

[08/18/16 - 12:07 PM]
FYI Greenlights New Original Series "Wine Warriors"
Production has already begun on thirteen, half-hour episodes, with the series slated to premiere next week, August 20 at noon.

[08/18/16 - 12:05 PM]
Alicia Keys and Maren Morris Set to Meet at the "CMT Crossroads" for Episode to Air in December
Keys and Morris will tape the episode in Nashville and it will air Friday, December 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/18/16 - 11:47 AM]
Lifetime's September to Remember Includes All-New Seasons of "Dance Moms" and "Project Runway"
Original movies include "Girl in the Box" (Saturday, September 10) and "Sister Cities" (Saturday, September 17).

[08/18/16 - 11:39 AM]
After Five Seasons and Over 100 Episodes "Comedy Bang! Bang!" Returns to IFC This Fall for Ten Final Episodes
The series' final ten episodes are set to air starting Friday, October 28, with two back-to-back episodes at 11:00PM and 11:30PM.

[08/18/16 - 11:17 AM]
"Haunted Case Files" Premieres Sunday, August 28 at 10/9c - All-New Series Premieres Exclusively in the US on Destination America
Each episode features a story from three different paranormal investigation groups, along with interviews, recreations and actual recordings of the evidence they captured.

[08/18/16 - 11:15 AM]
ID's Hit Series, "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda" Returns for a Sixth Season as Kenda Delves Into the Murder Cases That Still Haunt Him
New episodes kick off Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/18/16 - 11:11 AM]
Video: Life - "You're the Worst" Season 3 Official Trailer
The new season rolls out Wednesday, August 31 on FXX.

[08/18/16 - 10:31 AM]
Statesman or Dictator? Drug Lord or Savvy Businessman? Gangster or Mogul? New Series Explores the Legacies of Some of Modern History's Most Influential People
"Facing" premieres Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00/8:00c on National Geographic Channel.

[08/18/16 - 10:01 AM]
Emmy- and Tony Award-Winning Actress Andrea Martin Joins All-Star "Hairspray Live!" Cast
The ensemble also features Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio, and special guest stars Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell.

[08/18/16 - 09:30 AM]
Vice Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine to Make First Appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Thursday August 25
Elected to the United States Senate in 2012, Senator Kaine was selected as Hillary Clinton's running mate in the 2016 presidential race on June 22.

[08/18/16 - 09:26 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Launches Second Season of Popular Digital Series "Wild Inside The National Zoo"
Season two, comprised of six episodes, will focus on the same engaging and surprising stories of animal life at Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., from kiwi chicks and maned wolves to swamp monkeys and pandas.

[08/18/16 - 08:49 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Olympic Games Keep NBC on Top
The Peacock continues to lead among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/18/16 - 07:35 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's New Series "Animal ER" Is "The Mayo Clinic" for Animals
Follow patients as they are rushed into the hospital and through diagnosis and treatment.

[08/18/16 - 07:18 AM]
"Sugar Showdown" Returns with a New Batch of Sweet Episodes Stuffed with New Challenges and Delicious Desserts
In this decadent competition that celebrates all types of delicious desserts from cakes, to pies, to cupcakes and doughnuts, three expert bakers battle it out in two rounds of challenges that test their baking skills and creativity.

[08/18/16 - 07:16 AM]
WE tv's Franchise Hit "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" Averages More Than 1 Million Viewers Per Episode in Strong Fifth Season
WE tv spins the numbers for the season to date.

[08/17/16 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 17
Updates include: Amy Forsyth to lead season two of Syfy's "Channel Zero"; Billy Crudup to star opposite Naomi Watts in Netflix's "Gypsy"; and NBC to broadcast a pair of pilots in late night.

[08/17/16 - 12:52 PM]
Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt & Shannon Spake Headline FOX Sports' College Football Broadcaster Lineup
Play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and analyst Joel Klatt return as FOX Sports' lead college football voices in the booth and welcome veteran reporter Shannon Spake on the sidelines.

[08/17/16 - 11:21 AM]
Video: "Drunk History" Season 4 Trailer - "The History They Never Taught You"
Booze, puking, nudity - "Drunk History" is back September 27 with more soused lessons on the past.

[08/17/16 - 11:19 AM]
"Marvel's Runaways" Headed to Hulu
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are behind the project, based on the series from Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.

[08/17/16 - 10:16 AM]
Participant Media Announces Plan to Wind Down Pivot TV Cable Network
CEO David Linde said, "As the media landscape changes, we have been evaluating how we fulfill our mission to entertain and inspire social action around the world's most pressing issues."

[08/17/16 - 10:10 AM]
Nick Jonas to Perform at 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards"
He will perform his hit single "Bacon" ft. Ty Dolla $ign from his second solo studio album, "Last Year was Complicated," making his debut as a solo artist during the VMA's main show.

[08/17/16 - 10:07 AM]
Christina Aguilera Takes Over Spike on September 1
September 1 marks the debut of "Tracks," a new music-based game show hosted by rapper, actor and television host Shad Moss a.k.a. Bow Wow.

[08/17/16 - 09:34 AM]
Three Brave Atlanta Women Pull Back the Curtain on Their Complicated Lives in New Centric Docu-Series "#MyCurrentSituation: Atlanta" Premiering on Saturday, August 20th at 10 PM
The six-episode series follows three Atlanta women as they navigate their complicated situations and ask themselves some tough questions about life, love and happiness.

[08/17/16 - 09:31 AM]
Discovery Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to the Illuminating Documentary "Huntwatch"
The film will air on September 22 as part of the Discovery Impact banner, immediately following a limited theatrical release by Discovery and Lionsgate.

[08/17/16 - 09:02 AM]
Bravo Media Premieres "Million Dollar Listing New York: Ryan's Wedding" on Thursday, September 22 at 9PM ET/PT
Each episode will follow Ryan and Emilia as they plan their larger than life wedding ceremony on the stunning island of Corfu, Greece, where viewers are invited to sit front row to witness the love, laughter and drama along the way.

[08/17/16 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Announces the 20 Castaways Competing on the Next Edition of "Survivor"
The fall edition, filmed in Fiji, is themed "Millennials vs. Gen. X."

[08/17/16 - 08:58 AM]
Murder Is the Ultimate Act of Deception in Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Betrayed"
The 10-part series launches premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/17/16 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympic Games Still Unstoppable
The Peacock eclipses the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/17/16 - 08:05 AM]
Season Two of Amazon Original Series "Creative Galaxy" to Launch on Prime Video Friday, September 16
Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Cloris Leachman, Jason Priestley and Brooke Shields return to lend their voices in the new season.

[08/17/16 - 08:03 AM]
#LoweRoast Roasters Include Peyton Manning, Pete Davidson, Bo Derek, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross, Jimmy Carr
The #LoweRoast will tape at Sony Studios on Saturday, August 27 and premiere on Labor Day at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/17/16 - 08:01 AM]
AT&T Announces Premiere for 3rd Season of "Full Circle" on Audience Network(R)
The first of 10 half-hour episodes kick off on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/17/16 - 06:30 AM]
Ziggy Marley Performs at the "Big Brother" County Fair Friday, Aug. 19
Houseguests will have the opportunity to compete for prizes, perks and power.

[08/16/16 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 16
Updates include: E! nixes "I Am Cait" after two seasons; Catherine Zeta-Jones signs on for FX's "Feud"; and Nia Long cast in Lifetime's "Beaches" remake.







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[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
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