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[08/24/16 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 24
Updates include: Jon Favreau to helm "Orville" premiere for FOX; Sarah Beth Durst's "Drink, Slay, Love" set as original movie at Lifetime; and Eline Powell, Rena Owen board Freeform's "The Deep."

[08/24/16 - 05:44 PM]
Ariana Grande to Reunite with Nicki Minaj On-Stage for Performance of "Side to Side" at 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards"
The 2016 VMAs will air live from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 03:32 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Britney Spears Biopic
Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime.

[08/24/16 - 02:31 PM]
"Live with Kelly" Kicks Off 2016-17 Season on September 5, 2016
As the exciting search for Kelly's new on-air partner continues, a diverse group of personalities will join her on the show.

[08/24/16 - 01:15 PM]
Renowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads the Way in Season Two of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, "Underground" from Sony Pictures Television
Aisha Hinds has been cast as a recurring guest star in the pioneering role of Harriet Tubman.

[08/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
NASCAR and Nickelodeon Wave Green Flag for Third Season of "Hammer Down"
Premiering Friday, September 23 at 9:30/8:30c on Nicktoons, the third season of "NASCAR Hammer Down" features eight, 15-minute episodes.

[08/24/16 - 12:15 PM]
Investigation Discovery to Showcase Criminal Trial of Jason McCrary in Sixth and Final Installment of Serialized Docu-Series "The Vanishing Women"
Look for the season finale of Monday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/24/16 - 11:20 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Commemorative Programming Event to Honor 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11
Look for the world premiere of a new compilation special, "9/11: The Longest War."

[08/24/16 - 11:19 AM]
"Catching Kelce Preview Special" Airs Following New Episode of "WAGS" This Sunday, August 28
"Catching Kelce" will then premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:39 AM]
Video: Discovery Releases First Teaser for "Taking Fire"
The five-part series will now premiere Tuesday, September 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:03 AM]
Spike's "Lip Sync Battle" Goes Live for the First Time Ever
The highly-anticipated season 3 of "Lip Sync Battle" premieres on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 09:52 AM]
Music Superstar Ciara Completes Celebrity Judges Panel for the 96th Miss America Competition Live Broadcast
Ciara will join entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, actress Sara Foster, musician and actress Laura Marano, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as celebrity judges.

[08/24/16 - 09:46 AM]
GSN's Horror-Themed Game "Hellevator" Returns for Its Second Season with a Special Four-Week Network Event Beginning Friday, October 7 at 9 PM
The series is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate.

[08/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: New Teaser and World Premiere Time Revealed for BBC America's "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"
In addition, the network has announced a series of programming stunts, including an original "Star Trek" anniversary celebration, to premiere in the build up to the new series launch.

[08/24/16 - 09:19 AM]
Comedy Central Greenlights Series from James Davis
Davis, host of "Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis," Comedy Central's most watched Snapchat original series, grew up "hood-adjacent" and brings his unique, urban point-of-view to the new weekly series set to premiere in January 2017.

[08/24/16 - 09:16 AM]
Chart-Topping Breakout Artists Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham To Perform at the 2016 "MTV VMA Pre-Show" Live from the Red Carpet at MSG on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Additionally, global hit-making producer, recording artist and social media mogul, DJ Khaled, will host the hour-long pre-show alongside MTV2's "Uncommon Sense" star, Charlamagne Tha God, and hip hop artist, Lizzo, from MTV's upcoming live music series, "Wonderland."

[08/24/16 - 09:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent," "Better Late Than Never" Top Charts
NBC leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
CMT Announces Premiere Dates for 2017 Scripted Series Slate: "Nashville," "Million Dollar Quartet" and "Still the King"
Additionally, CMT has ordered a pilot for "His Wives & Daughters."

[08/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Starz Continues to Score with Fourth Season Renewal of Hit Comedy Series "Survivor's Remorse"
Season Three of "Survivor's Remorse" has seen record increases in its audience, averaging 2.9M viewers per episode among all reportable platforms.

[08/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of Its Groundbreaking Series "Dexter(R)"
In celebration of #Dexter10, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite episodes in a bracket-style competition on SHO.com over the course of four weeks.

[08/24/16 - 08:51 AM]
Finalists Announced for Golf Channel's New "Driver vs. Driver" Series, Premiering Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 P.M. ET
The series will follow the trials and tribulations of aspiring golf equipment designers as they compete for the chance to win $500,000, and the opportunity to have their driver design sold at retail under the Wilson Staff name.

[08/24/16 - 08:49 AM]
AXS TV to Broadcast the Fourth Season of the Hit Emmy(R)-Nominated Country Music Drama "Nashville," Premiering with Back-to-Back Episodes on Saturday, October 1 at 9pE/6pP
The network will air back-to-back episodes every Saturday night at 9pE and 10pE, with encores following immediately after.

[08/24/16 - 08:31 AM]
Acts of Unbelievable Courage Featured in New Smithsonian Channel(TM) Series "WWII's Most Daring Raids" Premiering Sunday, September 18 at 9 PM ET/PT
Through first person testimony, cinematic reconstructions, expert commentary, weapons demonstrations and cutting edge video game style graphics, every aspect of each mission is visualized and analyzed.

[08/24/16 - 08:21 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New York City" Three-Part Reunion Begins Wednesday, August 31 at 9PM ET/PT
Host Andy Cohen brings the ladies together one more time for the most dramatic three-part reunion yet.

[08/24/16 - 08:18 AM]
WE tv Greenlights New Docu-Series "Hustle & Soul," Following the Owner/Chef and Staff of Brooklyn's Pink Tea Cup Soul Food Restaurant in Their Quest for a Michelin Star
WE tv has ordered six, 60-minute episodes of the series, which is expected to premiere early next year.

[08/24/16 - 08:05 AM]
Cheri Oteri Joins the Faculty in Season Two of truTV's "Those Who Can't"
Cheri Oteri will lend her comedic talent to seven episodes as the school's new principal, Cattie Goodman.

[08/24/16 - 07:50 AM]
Travel Channel Picks Up More Water-Themed Shows
Series renewals include "Xtreme Waterparks" and "Top Secret Swimming Holes."

[08/24/16 - 05:45 AM]
"The Royals" First Look! See the Scandalous (and Shirtless) Photos From Season 3, Premiering December 4
The next season of the hit E! show will premiere on Sunday, December 4 at 10:00/9:00c, following "Mariah's World."

[08/24/16 - 05:02 AM]
"Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" Returns to Science Channel August 30 at 10PM
Freeman continues to challenge Science Channel audiences to think about daring questions while taking a deeper look at the science behind some of society's most controversial and timely topics.

[08/23/16 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 23
Updates include: Jason Richman brings "The Departed" TV series to Amazon; John Cho lands "Connoisseur" at USA; and Chris O'Dowd, Ray Romano eyed for Epix's "Get Shorty."

[08/23/16 - 01:17 PM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Martin Lawrence Doin' Time: Uncut"
Filmed live at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, the special showcases Lawrence's impeccable comedic skills, physicality and engaging wit.

[08/23/16 - 12:45 PM]
Viceland's Season Two Renewals & New Shows
Newcomer "Abandoned," hosted by legendary skateboarder Rick McCrank, premieres Friday, September 2.

[08/23/16 - 12:37 PM]
El Rey Network Signs Rey Mysterio Jr. to First-Look Deal
Mysterio joined El Rey Network's "Lucha Underground" during the second season and will appear in the upcoming third season premiering on El Rey Network on September 7.

[08/23/16 - 12:06 PM]
Explore the Universe's Most Complex Mysteries in the All-New Season of "NASA's Unexplained Files" Returning to Science Channel on Tuesday, August 30
The series features astronauts, scientists, and others who attempt to decode abnormalities caught on camera.

[08/23/16 - 11:20 AM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for New Line-Up of Original Stand-up Comedy Specials
Cedric the Entertainer, Russell Peters, Joe Rogan, Dana Carvey, Colin Quinn, Michael Che, Reggie Watts and Gabriel Iglesias are among the featured auspices.

[08/23/16 - 11:19 AM]
Starz Original Series "Power" and "Survivor's Remorse" Continue Record-Breaking Third Seasons in Week 6
Starz spins the numbers for the season to date.

[08/23/16 - 10:40 AM]
Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" Casting - Joseph Fiennes
A founding father of Gilead and powerful, high-ranking official, Commander Waterford rules the household where Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a handmaid.

[08/23/16 - 09:40 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and TEGNA Media Strike Distribution Deal for Syndicated Talk Series "T.D. Jakes"
70 affiliates will premiere the show locally on September 12, followed by OWN's launch of the show on Monday, September 19.

[08/23/16 - 09:31 AM]
Disney XD's "Milo Murphy's Law," Starring Al Yankovic, to Premiere Monday, October 3
The series follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy's Law namesake.

[08/23/16 - 09:00 AM]
Toby Keith and Blake Shelton Added to the All-Star Lineup for the "10th Annual ACM Honors(TM)," Which Makes Its Television Debut Friday, Sept. 9, on CBS
They will join previously announced performers Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban in a special tribute to country music icon Glen Campbell, who will be honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award.

[08/23/16 - 08:37 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ninja Warrior," "Running Wild" Return on Top for NBC
The Peacock keeps its win streak alive post-Olympics among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/23/16 - 08:10 AM]
New Smithsonian Channel(TM) Series Explores World's Most Hallowed Shrines, Temples and Monuments - "Sacred Sites" - Premieres Monday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT
Smithsonian Channel will offer fascinating new perspectives on some of the world's most remarkable and mysterious religious locations in the new five-episode series.

[08/23/16 - 08:01 AM]
"Counting On" Returns to TLC with Young Love and New Adventures
The all-new 10 episode series premieres tonight: Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/23/16 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Sports Announces Broadcast Pairings for 2016 NFL Season
The CBS Television Network begins its 57th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading the 2016 season.

[08/23/16 - 07:44 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Brand New Trailer & Key Art for "Narcos" Season Two
All 10 episodes of Season Two will launch Friday September 2, exclusively on Netflix.

[08/22/16 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 22
Updates include: TV Land's "The Jim Gaffigan Show" to end after two seasons; Craig Johnson to helm Showtime's "Mating"; and VH1's "Daytime Divas" sets principal cast.

[08/22/16 - 02:07 PM]
NBC's Rio Olympics Is the Most Successful Media Event in History
NBC further spins the numbers for its coverage to date.

[08/22/16 - 02:01 PM]
Rupert Grint to Star in Crackle's New Original Drama "Snatch," Based on Popular Film
Additional cast includes Dougray Scott as Vic Hill, and Ed Westwick who will guest star as Sonny Castillo.

[08/22/16 - 12:31 PM]
Future to Perform at 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards"
Future joins previously announced performers Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy, Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Video Vanguard recipient Rihanna.

[08/22/16 - 12:27 PM]
"The Half Hour" Returns August 26 at Midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT with Noah Gardenswartz and Ramon Rivas II
The preview episode "Must CC: The Half Hour" with highlights from all 17 comedians is available on the Comedy Central App and cc.com/shows/the-half-hour.







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[04/15/24 - 12:00 PM]
CBS Announces Series Order for New Daytime Drama "The Gates"
The specific time period, launch date and other series details will be announced at later dates.

[04/15/24 - 12:00 PM]
"The Rookie" Renewed for Season 7 by ABC
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[04/15/24 - 11:34 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 11:23 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 11:19 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 10:32 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 10:01 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 09:00 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 08:10 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 08:07 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 08:01 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 08:01 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 07:02 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 07:01 AM]
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[04/15/24 - 06:03 AM]
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