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[10/14/16 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 14
Updates include: DeWanda Wise set as lead in Netflix's "She's Gotta Have It"; Chuck Lorre to adapt "Bonfire of the Vanities" at Amazon; and Mark Feuerstein tapped for role in Netflix's "Wet Hot American Summer."

[10/14/16 - 02:22 PM]
2016 NLDS Is Most-Watched in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its postseason coverage to date.

[10/14/16 - 02:04 PM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer for "Joe Rogan: Triggered"
Filmed at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco, the one-hour original stand-up comedy special premieres Friday, October 21.

[10/14/16 - 01:00 PM]
"Stranger Things" S2 Casting Announcement
Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink have both joined the cast while Joe Keery and Noah Schnapp are set as series regulars.

[10/14/16 - 12:35 PM]
SundanceTV Orders Four-Part True Crime Documentary Event Series "Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited"
The series, produced and directed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, will present a 360-degree view and re-examination of the crime and subsequent events.

[10/14/16 - 10:47 AM]
Global Pop Phenomenon Charli XCX Hosts Freeform's "13 Nights of Halloween"
During that time, Freeform viewers and Charli fans will get an exclusive sneak peek at her new single, "After the Afterparty," which will be released wide to the public on October 28.

[10/14/16 - 10:31 AM]
Watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Immersive Virtual Reality Through "The Circus" on Showtime(R)
The network captured the 360 video on the campaign trail at Hillary Clinton's policy speech in Orlando, FL and Donald Trump's campaign rally in Bedford, NH.

[10/14/16 - 10:30 AM]
"All Def Comedy," A Stand-Up Special from Russell Simmons Debuts Nov. 12, Exclusively on HBO
Taped before a live audience September 7 at the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles, the special is based on "All Def Comedy Live," a weekly comedy experience produced by All Def Digital (ADD), Simmons' cross-platform media company.

[10/14/16 - 10:16 AM]
"Chesapeake Shores" Ends First Season as Most Successful Series in Hallmark Channel History
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of October 3-9.

[10/14/16 - 09:52 AM]
CMT Names Shaleen Desai Vice President of Scripted Programming
In this newly created role, Desai will oversee the continued growth and success of scripted programming at CMT.

[10/14/16 - 09:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Hold Off Competition
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/14/16 - 09:01 AM]
Bravo Media Heads to H-Town with New Series "Married to Medicine Houston" Premiering Friday, November 11 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will air regularly Fridays at 10:00/9:00c beginning November 18.

[10/14/16 - 08:49 AM]
MTV Renews "Scream" for Third Season
Plus: look for the "Scream" Halloween special Tuesday, October 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/14/16 - 08:32 AM]
Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott, Zara Larsson and Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild to Perform at "2016 CMT Artists of the Year" Special Premiering Thurday, October 20 at 9PM ET/PT
Plus: after taking the world by storm at the 2016 Olympic Games, gold medalist gymnasts Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian will join talk show host and comedic star Arsenio Hall and Little Big Town as presenters.

[10/14/16 - 07:33 AM]
Explorer Josh Gates Hunts for Answers to Fascinating Legends in Upcoming Season of "Expedition Unknown"
"Our new expeditions are wild," says Gates, who also serves as an executive producer of the series. "These stories are taking us to the ends of the earth, from the frosted hinterlands of Siberia to the deserts of Namibia."

[10/14/16 - 07:15 AM]
Peabody Award-Winning Series "Deutschland 83" Season 2 Picked Up by SundanceTV and Fremantle International
The critically acclaimed spy thriller, created by Anna Winger and Joerg Winger, explored the tense atmosphere between East and West Germany in 1983 in its first season.

[10/14/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Orders Two New Original Kids Series "Little Big Awesome" and "Ronja the Robber's Daughter," and Greenlights Second Season of "The Stinky & Dirty Show," Exclusively for Prime Video
An additional 26 episodes of the hit preschool series "The Stinky & Dirty Show" have also been greenlit.

[10/14/16 - 05:01 AM]
"Van Helsing" Renewed for Second Season by Syfy
The hour-long drama premiered Friday, September 23 and will return for 13 all new episodes, with production expected to begin January 2017.

[10/13/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 13
Updates include: Michael Seitzman, Brett Mahoney set "The Rainmaker" at CBS; Andrew Cochran brings "War of the Worlds" to MTV; and Delroy Lindo is the latest bound for "The Good Wife" spin-off.

[10/13/16 - 05:03 PM]
NBC Embraces the Digital Starmaking Revolution to Uncover the Next Great Musical Sensation with "The Stream"
In the series, music industry titans will all work together to uncover the next superstar artist via the Internet and social media.

[10/13/16 - 03:19 PM]
Original Scripted Series "Mary Kills People" Comes to Lifetime
The six-episode series stars Caroline Dhavernas as a doctor who helps people in need end their lives with dignity.

[10/13/16 - 02:47 PM]
TV One Celebrates the 100th Episode of Viewer Favorite, "Fatal Attraction," on Monday, Oct. 17 at 9 P.M. ET
The 100th episode explores the tragic murder of Ty Underwood, a transgender woman, who was gunned down in her vehicle.

[10/13/16 - 02:32 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel to Go Live After Final Presidential Debate, on Wednesday, October 19, with Gal Gadot, Gary Johnson and Ken Bone
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Debate" will air live after the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19.

[10/13/16 - 12:29 PM]
Investigation Discovery Partners with Time Inc.'s People on a Gripping New True Crime Series "People Magazine Investigates"
The 10-part series debuts with a two-hour season premiere on Monday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/13/16 - 12:09 PM]
Video: "Uncle Grandpa" - MLB All Stars Get Animated in World Series Themed Episode on Cartoon Network
In the new episode, Uncle Grandpa enlists various major leaguers to help train his struggling little league team on the brink of giving up.

[10/13/16 - 12:08 PM]
Discovery Channel Series "Treasure Quest: Snake Island" Returns for Second Season Friday, November 4 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, the treasure hunters depart Snake Island and continue their journey into the deepest recesses of the South American mainland to unearth priceless Inca artifacts that are part of the Treasure of the Trinity.

[10/13/16 - 12:02 PM]
Celebrity Car Guru Alex Vega Gets TV Series from Discovery Communications' Velocity
"The Alex Vega Project" (wt) is scheduled to premiere on Velocity in 2Q of 2017.

[10/13/16 - 12:01 PM]
Chris Rock Makes His Return to Stand-Up with Two All-New Netflix Original Comedy Specials
The first show will tape in 2017, following a new world tour being planned now.

[10/13/16 - 11:05 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Heads to Charleston for an Epic Season and Battle of Old Versus New Premiering Thursday, December 1 at 10PM ET/PT
In an unparalleled twist, eight acclaimed chefs from across the country will unpack their knives alongside eight chefs from seasons past, who have never won the prestigious title and are back for redemption.

[10/13/16 - 10:31 AM]
Discovery Channel Goes Deep Underground and Around the World with Morgan Spurlock's "Horrormentary Film" Rats Detailing How Real Life Is Often Scarier Than Fiction
The film was an official selection of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and a recent Broadcast Film Critics Award nominee.

[10/13/16 - 09:57 AM]
FYI to Premiere Season Four Finale and Reunion Special of Hit Docuseries "Married at First Sight"
The current season will culminate on Tuesday, October 25 following with a reunion special on Tuesday, November 1.

[10/13/16 - 09:52 AM]
ABC Orders Original Game-Show Series by Ricky Gervais and Banijay Studios North America
The one-hour game show will feature priceless interactions between funnyman Ricky Gervais and kids who will assist grown-up contestants with answering questions for a chance to win a large cash prize.

[10/13/16 - 09:35 AM]
Grandma's Cooking Takes Center Stage in New Six-Episode Series "Clash of the Grandmas"
The newcomer launches Sunday, November 13 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[10/13/16 - 09:18 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Keeps FOX on Top in Viewers, Demos
The network's flagship drama ticks up among adults 18-49.

[10/13/16 - 09:18 AM]
Comedy Central Orders Fourth Season of "This Is Not Happening"
The series features Ari Shaffir and his comedian friends telling true-life, long-form stories in front of a live audience at Cheetahs in Hollywood.

[10/13/16 - 09:10 AM]
truTV Greenlights New Lifestyle Series "Upscale with Prentice Penny"
In each half-hour episode, creator and host Prentice Penny will embark on a journey to demystify what it takes to live an upscale life, exploring a variety of topics ranging from food and wine to travel and fashion.

[10/13/16 - 08:53 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Returns to the Skies for Season Three of "Mighty Planes" Premiering Sunday, November 6 at 8 P.M. ET/PT
Season three of the popular Smithsonian Channel series soars to new heights with some of the world's most incredible aircraft.

[10/13/16 - 08:38 AM]
CBC and Comedy Central Greenlight New Series Crawford from the Creator of "Trailer Park Boys"
The series centers around a young man who, after a run of bad luck, moves back in with his parents and turns his natural ability to relate to raccoons into a successful business, all while navigating life with his eccentric family.

[10/13/16 - 08:07 AM]
Spike's "Lip Sync Battle" App Officially Launches Today
The official "Lip Sync Battle" app allows fans to create lip sync videos to their favorite songs and battle friends in the same format as the hit series.

[10/13/16 - 07:33 AM]
Malik Yoba Advocates for Crime Victims as Host of TV One's "Justice by Any Means"
Look for season two to roll out on Monday, October 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/13/16 - 07:11 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Announces New Digital Series "Untamed"
Follow filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade and his two best friends as they travel the United States in search of the most diverse, iconic and unexpected animal species this country has to offer.

[10/13/16 - 07:09 AM]
Logo Greenlights a Second Season of "Finding Prince Charming"
The current season will come to a dramatic conclusion on Thursday, November 3 followed by a reunion special on Thursday, November 10.

[10/13/16 - 06:51 AM]
Electus to Adapt Hit Singaporean Series "The Kitchen Musical" for U.S. Market
"The Kitchen Musical" tells the story of a young woman named Maddie who becomes the new sous chef of her father's famous restaurant, The Avilon.

[10/13/16 - 06:05 AM]
Video: Go Behind the Scenes of Netflix's "The Crown" with "The Weight of the Crown" Featurette
The series, from writer Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry, bows Friday, November 4 on the streaming service.

[10/13/16 - 06:03 AM]
"All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards With Robin Roberts" Airs Monday, October 31, on ABC
This year's special will be taped at Tootsie's in downtown Nashville where a live audience will enjoy performances and appearances from some of country music's hottest stars.

[10/12/16 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 12
Updates include: Aubrey Plaza brings "Nightmare Time" to TBS; Jimmy Smits to drop by FOX's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"; and Stacy Rukeyser tapped as new showrunner of "UnReal."

[10/12/16 - 02:12 PM]
Animated Classic Halloween Special Charles Schulz's "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" Airs Friday, October 28, on ABC
In the 1966 animated special The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.

[10/12/16 - 01:35 PM]
Video: A New Look at Syfy's "Incorporated"
Executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the series premieres on November 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/12/16 - 01:10 PM]
Premiere of Disney Channel's Original Movie "The Swap" is #1 Cable TV Telecast of 3Q 2016 Across Major Youth Demographics
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, October 7.

[10/12/16 - 01:01 PM]
Cubs Clinching Win Delivers FS1 Record-Setting Audience
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 11.







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[01/23/18 - 04:33 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Storytelling Series "This Is Not Happening," Hosted by Roy Wood Jr., Debuts with a Supersized One-Hour Season Four Premiere on Friday, February 2 at Midnight ET/PT
Wood Jr. is extending his hosting duties to include original companion interstitials that will air on Fridays beginning with the launch of season four.

[01/23/18 - 01:13 PM]
"Mary Kills People" Returns March 12 on Lifetime
Starring Caroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan and Richard Short, the second season also features guest stars Rachelle Lefevre and Ian Lake.

[01/23/18 - 10:01 AM]
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[01/23/18 - 09:32 AM]
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[01/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
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[01/23/18 - 09:04 AM]
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[01/23/18 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Keeps Top Spot with "Bachelor," "Good Doctor"
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[01/23/18 - 07:59 AM]
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[01/22/18 - 03:11 PM]
"Corporate" Is Highest-Rated Basic-Cable Prime Comedy Premiere of the 2017-18 Season Among Men 18-34
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 17.

[01/22/18 - 01:46 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Kicks Off Safari Live Weeklong Event on Super Bowl Sunday
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[01/22/18 - 12:01 PM]
Natalie Portman Set to Host "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 3 with Musical Guest Dua Lipa
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[01/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World" and "Timeless" Season Two Premiere Jumpstart Sunday Night Family Viewing Beginning March 11
"Timeless" will then regularly air on Sunday nights following "Little Big Shots" and "Genius Junior."

[01/22/18 - 09:46 AM]
Starz Acquires Unscripted Docuseries "America to Me" from Acclaimed Filmmaker Steve James and Participant Media
The series follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country's most exemplary and diverse public schools.

[01/22/18 - 08:38 AM]
Food Network Takes Game Day Eats Live
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[01/22/18 - 08:32 AM]
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The first of these docuseries, "The Road to Jonestown" (w/t), will air timed to the 40th Anniversary of the massacre this November.