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[10/17/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 17
Updates include: CBS cancels summer entries "American Gothic," "BrainDead"; Alyssa Milano's "The Hacktivist" lands at The CW; and Lara Spotts to run Bravo's "Odd Mom Out."

[10/17/16 - 02:37 PM]
NLCS Game 2 Is Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 & FOX Deportes History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, October 16.

[10/17/16 - 01:15 PM]
Netflix Announces New Series "Atypical" from Robia Rashid and Seth Gordon Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist and Michael Rapaport
The coming of age story follows Sam (played by Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum on his search for love and independence.

[10/17/16 - 12:03 PM]
Tia Torres Returns to Animal Planet for a New Season of "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The series returns for an all new season on Saturday, November 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/17/16 - 11:18 AM]
"Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?" Is Freeform's No. 1 Reality Series Launch Ever in W25-54 and No. 2 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
Freeform further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 11.

[10/17/16 - 10:59 AM]
YouTube Orders Super-Powered Teleportation Drama Pilot from Universal Cable Productions
Based on the third novel in the "Jumper" series by Steven Gould, "Impulse" features a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town.

[10/17/16 - 10:58 AM]
YouTube Red Orders Sci-Fi Thriller Series from Seven Bucks Productions and Studio71
Set in the not-too-distant future, the half hour series, tentatively named "Lifeline," is about a little known life insurance company that sends its agents forward 33 days in time to prevent the accidental deaths of its clients.

[10/17/16 - 10:57 AM]
YouTube Red Greenlights Second Season of "Escape the Night" Starring Joey Graceffa
The second season will once again be produced by Brian Graden Media and Graceffa and will debut on YouTube Red in 2017.

[10/17/16 - 10:56 AM]
YouTube Orders eSports Comedy from Starburns Industries
The series follows a newly formed team of eSports players trying to make it to the top in the cutthroat world of competitive gaming. Michele Morrow and Jesse Cox, eSports industry and gaming professionals, created the series.

[10/17/16 - 10:37 AM]
Video: "Big Little Lies" - An HBO Limited Series: Official Tease (HBO)
Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman co-star in the project.

[10/17/16 - 10:11 AM]
"Loosely, Exactly Nicole" Moves to Fridays at 10pm Starting October 21
Look for back-to-back episodes this Friday and next on the cable channel.

[10/17/16 - 10:02 AM]
TBS Goes Straight to Series with Tracy Morgan Comedy
The untitled series is being created and executive-produced by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri.

[10/17/16 - 09:46 AM]
CBS Gives Full Season Orders to Three Top Rated New Series
"Bull," "Kevin Can Wait" and "MacGyver" have all been picked up for full seasons.

[10/17/16 - 09:24 AM]
Freeform Picks Up New Comedy Pilot "Brown Girls" from Writers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai
The pilot centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India.

[10/17/16 - 09:21 AM]
Showtime Presents Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special on November 8
"It'll be all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime," said Colbert.

[10/17/16 - 09:11 AM]
The CW and Electus Partner with Terry Crews on "Terry Crews Saves Christmas" Premiering This December
In each episode, comedy superstar Terry Crews will visit a hopeless holiday enthusiast and put them through a hilarious crash-course in how to do Christmas right.

[10/17/16 - 09:01 AM]
ABC Set to Stack All Episodes of This Season's New Series on Digital Platforms
Episodes from most series will also be available on Hulu and via select MVPD On-Demand platforms, including Xfinity and DirecTV.

[10/17/16 - 09:00 AM]
Freeform to Premiere New Seasons of Award-Winning Drama Series "The Fosters" and "Switched at Birth" on January 31, 2017
These series join previously announced January premieres for "Shadowhunters" and "Beyond."

[10/17/16 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks NBC, FOX to Top Spots
The Peacock leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/17/16 - 08:31 AM]
More Performers Announced for "The 50th Annual CMA Awards," Airing Wednesday, November 2, on ABC
Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Kacey Musgraves are all on tap.

[10/17/16 - 08:01 AM]
"Difficult People" Season 3 Is Happening and Suddenly the World Is Bright Again
Hulu broke the news about said renewal via the show's Twitter page.

[10/17/16 - 07:04 AM]
Video: Trailer - Werner Herzog's Into the Inferno
The film heads just where its title suggests: into the red-hot magma-filled craters of some of the world's most active and astonishing volcanoes - taking the filmmaker on one of the most extreme tours of his long career.

[10/17/16 - 06:15 AM]
Amazon Debuts Season Two of Original Kids Series "Thunderbirds Are Go" on November 4 on Prime Video
Season two will continue with International Rescue as everyday heroes pulling off more harrowing rescue adventures, while Kayo's connection to arch nemesis The Hood is revealed.

[10/17/16 - 06:02 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Greenlights Season Four of Emmy-Nominated Series "Bosch"
Season three is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.

[10/16/16 - 06:06 PM]
"The Walking Dead" Renewed for Season 8, Kicking Off With the 100th Episode
Said news comes just one week prior to the show's seventh season launch.

[10/16/16 - 09:18 AM]
"SNL" Scores Its Highest Week 3 Rating in 8 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/16/16 - 08:53 AM]
Ohio State at Wisconsin Earns Highest Overnight Among All Sporting Events Across All Networks on Saturday, Oct. 15
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/16/16 - 08:25 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/15/16 - 09:01 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Win Streak in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's trio of dramas lead the night in total viewers.

[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.







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[10/19/19 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The network edges the competition among adults 18-49 while CBS remains the most-watched network.

[10/18/19 - 12:02 PM]
Emmy Award-Nominated "Making It" Hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Return to NBC Dec. 2 with a Craftworthy and Comedy-Filled New Season
"I'm so happy to be back in the barn for season two of 'Making It' with my pal Nick, where the Makers create masterpieces and everyone continues to aggressively like each other," Poehler said.

[10/18/19 - 12:00 PM]
Curtains Will Rise Again on a Second Season of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" on Disney+
Production on season two will resume early next year in Salt Lake City, Utah.

[10/18/19 - 10:30 AM]
FOX Entertainment Renews Animation Domination's Newest Entry, "Bless the Harts," for a Second Season
The half-hour animated comedy follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet.

[10/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
Ashanti Joins Lifetime's "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" Slate with New Holiday Movie
This holiday season Lifetime is decking your halls early with its largest holiday movie slate ever.

[10/18/19 - 09:59 AM]
HBO Max Picks Up "Expecting Amy" (wt) from Emmy(R) Award Winner Amy Schumer
The unfiltered documentary takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Schumer goes through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy while touring to prepare for a stand-up special.

[10/18/19 - 09:11 AM]
"Bill Burr Presents Jessica Kirson: Talking to Myself" - One Hour Stand-Up Special Premieres Friday, December 6 at Midnight ET/PT
Said installment is the third of three All Things Comedy produced specials previously announced by Comedy Central

[10/18/19 - 08:59 AM]
HBO Max Greenlights Lifestyle Docuseries "Brad & Gary Go To... " (wt)
The six-episode series will follow Hollywood power couple, Brad Goreski and Gary Janetti, as they go on a jet-setting culinary adventure around the globe, inspired by their Instagram stories.

[10/18/19 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Thursday Night Football" Cruise to Victory
The network dominates the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/18/19 - 03:16 AM]
Video: "We Are The Wave" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A group of teens pursue dreams of a better future, led by a new student who recruits four outsiders for the fight.

[10/18/19 - 02:41 AM]
Netflix Creates a Global Culture Moment, Brings Together King Khan and Legendary Conversationalist, David Letterman
The show will be presented as a stand alone special on October 25 and combines two interests for which Letterman is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor.

[10/17/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 17
Updates include: Jim Jefferies to star in potential NBC comedy; CBS Television Studios eyes "Clueless" TV series; and Kurt Sutter fired from FX's "Mayans MC."

[10/17/19 - 08:42 PM]
Globe Studios and Netflix Partner Exclusively to Bring Filipino Film "Dead Kids" to Global Audiences
"Dead Kids" is a story based on true events, that touches on an exciting mix of friendship, coming-of-age, thriller, and crime rolled into one, societal eye-opening movie.

[10/17/19 - 11:07 AM]
ABC News, in Partnership with ITN Productions and ITV News, Presents Special Prime-Time Documentary "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," Airing Wednesday, Oct. 23
The world's most talked-about couple - the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - speak exclusively with ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby and candidly address the pressures and challenges they face as a young family living in the glare of the world's media.

[10/17/19 - 10:41 AM]
HBO Max to Premiere Melissa McCarthy Comedy Film "Superintelligence"
Bobby Cannavale, Brian Tyree Henry, Jean Smart and James Corden also star in the film.