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[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.

[01/14/17 - 05:04 PM]
AMC Greenlights New Documentary Series "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" (Working Title) from the Acclaimed Filmmaker
The series, which explores the evolution of sci-fi from its origins as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-cultural phenomenon we know today, will consist of six one-hour episodes and will debut on AMC in 2018.

[01/14/17 - 04:57 PM]
IFC's Flagship Sketch Series "Portlandia" to Return for Eighth and Final Season in 2018
"I am so proud to have worked with Fred, Carrie and the entire cast and crew-family of 'Portlandia' to make something so funny and so special," said Jonathan Krisel.

[01/14/17 - 04:50 PM]
Video: First Full Trailer for IFC's "Brockmire" Starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet
The network's newest original comedy premieres Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/17 - 02:19 PM]
Discovery's "Cooper's Treasure" Sets Out to Uncover Shipwrecks from Space
The new series premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/14/17 - 02:18 PM]
What Was Lost, Is Now Found: TLC's Hit Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" Returns for a Second Season on Sunday February 12th
Plus: look for spin-off series "Long Lost Family: What Happened Next" to launch this Sunday.

[01/14/17 - 02:17 PM]
Investigation Discovery Teams with Academy Award(R)-Nominated and Emmy(R)-Winning Filmmaker Joe Berlinger to Present World Premiere Docu-Series "Killing Richard Glossip"
The world premiere two-night event kicks off Sunday, March 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/14/17 - 02:16 PM]
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Maria Elena Salinas Joins Investigation Discovery as Host of All-New Newsmagazine
In "The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas," Salinas peels back the layers of national headline-making crimes in search of new evidence, unheard perspectives, and updates to the cases.

[01/14/17 - 01:01 PM]
truTV Announces New Series Premiere Dates Plus Projects in Development
"Upscale with Prentice Penny," "Talk Show the Game Show" and "I'm Sorry" are on tap in the coming months.

[01/14/17 - 12:24 PM]
TBS Unveils Cast and Guest Stars for "The Guest Book"
Kellie Martin, Charlie Robinson, Aloma Wright, Carly Jibson and Lou Wilson are among the featured cast.

[01/14/17 - 12:23 PM]
TNT Renews Seductive Thriller "Good Behavior"
The second season is slated to launch in the fall.

[01/14/17 - 12:21 PM]
TBS Greenlights Animated Series "The Cops" (working title) Starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks
The series follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two Los Angeles patrolmen trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both.

[01/14/17 - 12:19 PM]
Dakota Fanning Joins TNT's "The Alienist"
She'll play Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters.

[01/14/17 - 09:04 AM]
HBO Films' "The Wizard of Lies," Starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer in the Story of the Bernie Madoff Scandal, Debuts in May
The film is directed by Barry Levinson from a script by Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum, based on Diana B. Henriques' 2011 New York Times bestselling book.

[01/14/17 - 09:03 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the First Half of 2017
Peter Kunhardt, Evgeny Afineevsky, Irene Taylor Brodsky and Erin Lee Carr are among the featured auspices.

[01/14/17 - 09:02 AM]
Comedy Series "Barry," Starring Bill Hader, to Begin Production This Spring for 2018 Debut on HBO
Hader stars in the title role as a hitman who, after following his intended target to an acting class, finds himself intrigued and decides to become an actor and change his life.

[01/14/17 - 09:01 AM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Winter 2017
The company recaps its plans for the year to come and beyond.

[01/14/17 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" leads the night in both categories.

[01/14/17 - 08:42 AM]
"Shark Tank" Scores a Season High in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/14/17 - 08:32 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 96% of Last Week's Season Debut in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/14/17 - 08:03 AM]
Jim Parsons Set to Narrate Discovery Channel's Documentary Series "First in Human: The Trials of Building 10"
Near the nation's capital, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, sits Building 10: the largest hospital in the world devoted solely to research.

[01/14/17 - 08:01 AM]
truTV Greenlights New Series from Comedy Icon Amy Sedaris
In the Untitled Amy Sedaris Project, Sedaris will apply her sincere yet distinctive brand of silliness to a one-of-a-kind mash up of hospitality, variety and talk show formats.

[01/14/17 - 08:01 AM]
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally Expose Themselves in EPIX Original Comedy Special "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe"
The one-hour special will be filmed tonight at The Barclay in Irvine, CA and makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX on Friday, May 19.

[01/13/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 13
Updates include: FOX passes on "Fatal Attraction" event series; TBS likewise moves on from "Nightmare Time" pilot; and National Geographic Channel renews "Mars."

[01/13/17 - 06:38 PM]
TV Land Orders Second Season of Melissa Mccarthy and Ben Falcone-Executive Produced "Nobodies" Starring Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras
Two months before its March 29, 2017 series premiere, TV Land has picked up a 12-episode second season.

[01/13/17 - 06:38 PM]
"Heathers" Anthology Ordered to Series at TV Land
The first season is a 10-episode order and is set to premiere in Fall 2017.

[01/13/17 - 04:21 PM]
"The High Court" Starring Doug Benson Premieres Monday, February 27 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
"THC" is a fifteen-minute strip series featuring "Judge Doug" as he gets high and rules on real small claims court cases.

[01/13/17 - 04:20 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "The Gorburger Show" to Series
The show is created by the Director Brothers (Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin) who also write, direct, and executive produce the series.

[01/13/17 - 04:19 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Renews "Drunk History" for a Fifth Season
"So excited and grateful to do a fifth season," said Derek Waters. "Oh what a ride it's been! Thank you for driving me home."

[01/13/17 - 04:03 PM]
Sophomore Season of "StartUp" Kicks Off Production in Puerto Rico This Month
The scripted series explores the launch of GenCoin, a potentially revolutionary idea for an unregulated digital currency and the deadly tech war that ignites around the creation of this ingenious algorithm.

[01/13/17 - 04:01 PM]
Science Channel Series Premiere of "MythBusters: The Search" Breaks Into Cable's Top 20 Among Key Demos on Jan. 7
Science Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/13/17 - 04:01 PM]
Emmy-Nominated "SuperMansion" Premieres Season Two on February 16
Yvette Nicole Brown joins season two alongside returning voiceover stars Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Pine, Jillian Bell, Heidi Gardner, Tucker Gilmore and Zeb Wells.

[01/13/17 - 04:00 PM]
"Snatch," New Crackle Scripted Original Drama Based on Iconic Film of the Same Name, to Debut Thursday, March 16
The 10-episode, one-hour series stars Rupert Grint as the utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish.

[01/13/17 - 03:26 PM]
National Geographic Acquires David France's How to Survive a Plague for Scott Rudin Productions
The project is the gripping true story of a patient population that seized power over its own care and treatment to push through drugs that turned HIV from a fatal infection to a manageable disease.

[01/13/17 - 02:02 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Reveals a Glimpse at FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in "Twin Peaks"
Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new 18-part limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.

[01/13/17 - 01:31 PM]
National Geographic to Produce Feature Documentaries Under New Global Banner, National Geographic Documentary Films
"Given our tremendous success with both Before the Flood and He Named Me Malala, we are further cementing our push into the feature documentary space with the launch of National Geographic Documentary Films," said Courteney Monroe.

[01/13/17 - 01:14 PM]
Steelers-Chiefs Playoff Game on NBC This Sunday, January 15, Moved to 8:20 P.M. ET
The game, which was originally-scheduled for January 15 at 1:05 p.m. ET, was moved due to public safety concerns in light of a forecasted storm for the Kansas City area this weekend.

[01/13/17 - 12:31 PM]
Nat Geo WILD's Third Annual BarkFest Weekend Is a Celebration of Man's Best Friend
The third annual BarkFest premieres on Friday, April 14, on Nat Geo WILD.

[01/13/17 - 12:16 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Roars Into 2017 with Its Biggest Lineup Ever, Featuring New Series, Returning Favorites and Bold Specials for the Entire Family
First up: Nat Geo WILD's "Fish Bowl IV," returning Super Bowl Sunday, February 5 at 4/3c.

[01/13/17 - 12:02 PM]
Video: National Geographic Releases Sneak Peek at Network's First Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The first episode will be directed by Imagine's Ron Howard, his first time directing a scripted prime-time drama.

[01/13/17 - 12:01 PM]
Video: National Geographic and Katie Couric Release First Look at Groundbreaking Documentary, "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric"
Couric's unflinching search for truth sheds light on countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, hurt and love.

[01/13/17 - 11:37 AM]
Lifetime Announces Talent-Driven 2017 Program Priorities and Innovative Brand Initiatives
The Lifetime original scripted series "Mary Kills People" will premiere on Sunday, April 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/13/17 - 11:35 AM]
Music Mogul Timbaland Drops the Mic with New Music Competition Series "The Pop Game," Premiering February 21st on Lifetime
JoJo, Macy Gray, Nelly Furtado and Jordin Sparks will assist the kids and their manager parents in challenges designed to teach and test the skills they will need to grace some of the world's biggest stages.

[01/13/17 - 11:15 AM]
WGN America Continues Its Ratings and Distribution Momentum
The new season of "Outsiders" will now feature a next-day after-show, available on theStream.tv.

[01/13/17 - 11:00 AM]
Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" Scores Highest-Rated Season Ever
In the midst of the season, the network quickly commissioned 48 additional episodes that will begin airing in April 2017.

[01/13/17 - 11:00 AM]
Kevin Hart to Executive Produce and Star in "Kevin Hart Presents: The Black Man's Guide to History"
The show begins as Hart finds his daughter upset after watching the film 12 Years A Slave believing that black history appears to only be about slavery and oppression.

[01/13/17 - 10:28 AM]
"Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison," Exploring Life Inside One of America's Most Notorious "Supermax" Prisons, Debuts Feb 6. on HBO
Directed by Kristi Jacobson, the film explores life on both sides of the bars, raising provocative questions about punishment in America today.

[01/13/17 - 10:01 AM]
Freeform Launches a Variety Pack of New Digital Short-Form Series: "Time for Bed with Punam Patel," "School of Doodle," and "Open Roads"
All three are now live on Freeform.com, the Freeform app and Hulu.

[01/13/17 - 09:47 AM]
SundanceTV to Co-Produce "The Split" - Drama Series with BBC One from BAFTA and Emmy(R) Award Winning Screenwriter Abi Morgan and Produced by Jane Featherstone's Sister Pictures
"The Split" examines the fast-paced world of high-powered female divorce lawyers through the lens of three sisters - Hannah, Nina and the youngest, Rose.







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[10/19/17 - 01:30 PM]
All-Star Autism Benefit "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs," Hosted by Jon Stewart, to Be Presented Live on HBO Nov. 18
Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler are among the initial wave of performers.

[10/19/17 - 01:29 PM]
"Bring It!" and "The Rap Game" Return November 24
Lifetime's Friday mainstays will once again air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/17 - 12:50 PM]
"2017 CMT Artists of the Year" Special Soars to New Ratings Highs and Ranks as Most Watched in Event History
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 18.

[10/19/17 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Launches New Virtual Reality App, AMC VR, with Brand-New "The Walking Dead" VR Content
Additionally, timed to "The Walking Dead's" 100th episode, AMC VR will debut an extended 360-degree bonus scene from the Season 8 premiere starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Seth Gilliam.

[10/19/17 - 12:03 PM]
American Heroes Channel and Time Inc.'s People(R) Present the 2017 Red Bandanna Hero Award to Combat Wounded Coalition Founder Lt. Jason Redman
A television special produced by Time Inc. Productions, "9/11 Hero: The Red Bandanna Legacy" will also highlight three Red Bandanna Heroes when it premieres on AHC on Saturday, October 28.

[10/19/17 - 11:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Launch of "Countdown to Christmas" Fantasy Game
Viewers who play the game will have the opportunity to take their enthusiasm for their favorite Hallmark Channel holiday movies and play for the top prize of $20,000.

[10/19/17 - 11:01 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Nominees Robert and Michelle King to Executive Produce "Your Honor" for Showtime(R)
The project is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of Chicago society.

[10/19/17 - 10:56 AM]
Investigation Discovery (ID), America's #1 True Crime Network, Kicks Off Its Scripted Strand with World Premieres of "Dating Game Killer" and "Final Vision"
Guillermo Diaz and Carrie Preston star in the former while Scott Foley and Dave Annable lead the latter.

[10/19/17 - 10:34 AM]
WGN America Sets "Bellevue" Premiere Date for Tuesday January 23, 2018
The eight-episode, one-hour series stars Academy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Anna Paquin as Detective Annie Ryder, Shawn Doyle as Police Chief Peter Welland and Allen Leech as Eddie Roe.

[10/19/17 - 10:00 AM]
"Better Things" Renewed for Third Season - Peabody-Winning Comedy Series Returns to FX in 2018
"'Better Things' success is testament to the creative genius of Pamela Adlon as a writer, director and actor," said Eric Schrier.

[10/19/17 - 09:47 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" Finds Ratings Gold with Season 8 Premiere
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, October 13.

[10/19/17 - 08:30 AM]
Video: New Trailer - Netflix's "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond"
The film is director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman.

[10/19/17 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off the Demo Competition
The network's flagship drama is down week-to-week among adults 18-49.

[10/19/17 - 08:06 AM]
HGTV Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines Return for Season Five of "Fixer Upper" on Tuesday, November 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In May 2018, Joanna and Chip also will star in a new spin-off series, "Fixer Upper: Behind the Design."

[10/19/17 - 07:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for "Marvel's The Punisher" and Reveals Launch Date
The Jon Bernthal-led drama will roll out Friday, November 17 on the streaming service.