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[02/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kevin Smith brings "Sam & Twitch" to BBC America; Retta tapped for "Good Girls" at NBC; and Jonathan Krisel to helm "Ghosted" at FOX.

[02/16/17 - 05:24 PM]
The CW Expands "The Vampire Diaires" Series Finale to Two-Hour Event
Look for the one-hour retrospective "Forever Yours" to lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the show's final installment at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/16/17 - 03:03 PM]
Bravo Media Is Living the Highlife in the Low Country as "Southern Charm" Season Four Premieres Monday, April 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Get the bourbon flowing for the new season as Southern socialites Landon Clements, Craig Conover, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Shep Rose, Thomas Ravenel, and newcomer Austen Kroll balance business and pleasure in the Holy City.

[02/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
IFC Greenlights Scripted Comedy Series "Living With Yourself"
"I'm doubly thrilled to be working with IFC on this show," said Tim Greenberg. "Normally I'd make a joke out of a quote like this, but I'm too sincerely excited."

[02/16/17 - 01:11 PM]
Cosplayers Put Their Skills to the Test in Syfy's Newest Competition Series, "Cosplay Melee"
Premiering on Tuesday, March 21, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described "super fan girl" Yvette Nicole Brown and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content.

[02/16/17 - 12:36 PM]
Adam Carolla's Live Interactive Talk Show Premieres Tuesday, March 14 at 10:00 PM, ET on Spike
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be the special guest on the series premiere of "Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live."

[02/16/17 - 12:17 PM]
Chelsea Handler Announces Season Two Premiere Date of "Chelsea" on Netflix
"Chelsea" will now stream as an hour-long episode each week, giving her audience exactly what they want: more Chelsea on Friday nights.

[02/16/17 - 11:34 AM]
Santiago Cabrera to Star in "Salvation," A New Suspense Drama Series to Be Broadcast in Summer 2017 on CBS
Academy Award nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("Esposados") will direct and serve as executive producer.

[02/16/17 - 10:22 AM]
"NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell," Premieres April 23, Starring Golden Globe Nominee Penelope Ann Miller
The movie tells the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape, leading to a fatal manhunt.

[02/16/17 - 10:07 AM]
Forrest Takes His Final Bow - Final Season of "Review" Premieres Thursday, March 16 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
In the third season premiere, Forrest returns recharged and enthusiastic after surviving a potentially fatal bridge fall with his producer Grant.

[02/16/17 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Acquires U.S. TV Rights to Landmark Film "David Bowie: The Last Five Years"
Featuring a wealth of rarely seen Bowie interviews, archival footage, audio from the recording sessions for "The Next Day" and "Blackstar," and unprecedented access to Bowie's closest friends and artistic collaborators, the film is a tribute to one of the greatest rock icons of all time.

[02/16/17 - 09:01 AM]
National Geographic Announces Airdates for Feature Doc "Water & Power: A California Heist" and Limited Series "Parched," to Coincide with World Water Day
Following a limited theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles March 3, "Water & Power: A California Heist" will air globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages starting March 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/16/17 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges Competition in Tight Demo Race
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[02/16/17 - 08:38 AM]
Fifth-Generation Contractor Marnie Oursler Brings Brilliant Home Transformations to DIY Network in "Big Beach Builds"
Dated beach homes transform into dream retreats when contractor and fifth-generation builder Marnie Oursler renovates properties in the coastal communities near Bethany Beach, Delaware.

[02/16/17 - 07:02 AM]
Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron to Present at The Oscars(R)
"No matter who you are or where you live, movies bring us together," said Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. "Through indelible, fearless performances these extraordinary actors help make it happen. We are thrilled to welcome them to the 89th Oscars stage."

[02/16/17 - 06:10 AM]
Chef Aaron Sanchez to Join Judges' Panel of "MasterChef" Season Eight, Premiering Summer 2017 on FOX
He will join chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as the third judge in the upcoming season.

[02/16/17 - 06:10 AM]
E!, Lionsgate, and Universal Cable Productions Proclaim "The Royals" Reign Will Continue for a Fourth Season
"The Royals'" fourth season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes, to be followed each week by The Loyals' favorite after show, "The Royal Hangover," on Facebook Live.

[02/16/17 - 06:00 AM]
Nominations Announced for the "52nd Academy of Country Music Awards(R)," To Be Broadcast from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Live, Sunday, April 2 on CBS
Keith Urban leads with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year.

[02/16/17 - 05:00 AM]
SundanceTV Reveals Key Art for Jane Campion's Limited Series "Top of the Lake: China Girl"
"Top of the Lake: China Girl" will see Elisabeth Moss reprise her Golden Globe winning role as Detective Robin Griffin.

[02/15/17 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 15
Updates include: "The Big Bang Theory" nears two-season renewal by CBS; Amazon gives second season to "Goliath"; and Mike Vogel to lead "For God & Country" at NBC.

[02/15/17 - 12:48 PM]
TLC Reveals New Celebrity Contributors for "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the new season premieres on Sunday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/15/17 - 12:40 PM]
Follow Superfans as They Take on the Challenge in Real Time - A New Season of "Naked and Afraid" Premieres Sunday, March 5th at 10PM ET/PT
For the first time ever, the two survivalists will document their intense Naked and Afraid experience across social media.

[02/15/17 - 12:01 PM]
Starz to Co-Produce with BBC on Four-Part Television Adaptation of "Howards End" from Academy Award(R) Nominated Screenwriter and Playwright Kenneth Lonergan
Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen and Tracey Ullman star in the project, to be directed by Hettie Macdonald.

[02/15/17 - 11:01 AM]
Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated and Jerry Bruckheimer TV to Develop "Sports Illustrated: True Crime" Series
The venture, soon to commence discussions with potential distribution partners, will have the added benefit of multi-platform editorial support from SI and Time Inc.

[02/15/17 - 10:22 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents "Little Ballers Indiana," Docu-Series from WNBA All Star Skylar Diggins, Premiering Friday, March 3, in Nicktoons' NickSports TV Block
The half-hour series follows the girls on Diggins' Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, Sky Digg Ballers, as they set out to prove they are among the best basketball players in the country.

[02/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Takes Virtual Reality to Next Level with Fully Scripted Narrative VR Experience
"Project Badass," a four-minute VR episode that goes live February 15, uses never-before-seen footage to take viewers on an ultimate motorcycle stunt.

[02/15/17 - 09:16 AM]
Early Second Season Greenlight Ordered for "Tangled: The Series" Ahead of Its Highly Anticipated Disney Channel Debut
"Tangled: The Series" reunites Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, who reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (formerly known as Flynn Rider), respectively.

[02/15/17 - 09:02 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Continue Demo Reign
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[02/15/17 - 09:00 AM]
Starz and Sony Pictures Television Announce "Outlander" to Return in September 2017
The third season will include 13 episodes based upon Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling Outlander series.

[02/15/17 - 08:02 AM]
Writer-Director Richard Curtis and "Love Actually" Cast Reunite for "Red Nose Day Actually" Film to Air on NBC's "Red Nose Day Special"
Revisiting their roles from the beloved movie are cast members Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Rowan Atkinson.

[02/15/17 - 08:01 AM]
Viola Davis, Lee Daniels, Common, Maxwell, Omari Hardwick, Morris Chestnut and Dionne Farris among Big Names to Take the Stage During the 2017 "BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors"
"BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors" airs on BET and Centric on Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/15/17 - 06:04 AM]
Season Two of Amazon Original Series "Hand of God" Launches Exclusively on Prime Video on March 10
Created and written by Ben Watkins, "Hand of God" returns with Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman, starring as Judge Pernell Harris.

[02/14/17 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Adhir Kalyan to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; Genevieve Angelson to lead NBC's "The Happy Peppers"; and Sam Adegoke cast in The CW's "Dynasty."

[02/14/17 - 03:10 PM]
truTV Sets President's Day Marathon of "Billy on the Street"
Kicking off the event is the "Billy on the Street: Political Comedy!" special, which is a compilation of some of the buzziest and most politically-charged segments from the current season of the hit series.

[02/14/17 - 03:00 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Team Up for New Series "People Icons," Hosted by "Good Morning America" Co-Anchor Lara Spencer
The hour-long weekly program is inspired by the iconic People magazine covers that have made a lasting impact on American culture.

[02/14/17 - 01:45 PM]
Love Is in the Air as NBC Sets Friday, April 7 for Premiere of Executive Producer Ellen DeGeneres' "First Dates" with Narrator Drew Barrymore
NBC had previously ordered eight episodes of the observational documentary series from DeGeneres and Shed Media.

[02/14/17 - 01:23 PM]
truTV's "Chris Webber's Full Court Pranks" Debuts on Monday, February 27 at 10pm
The new hidden-camera series that features some of the nation's biggest athletes and sports celebrities playing elaborate - but good-natured - pranks on their most adoring fans.

[02/14/17 - 01:18 PM]
Attention Cloud 9 Shoppers: "Superstore" Renewed for a Third Season
"We are extremely proud of 'Superstore,' which is one of the smartest and funniest comedies on television today," said Jennifer Salke.

[02/14/17 - 12:25 PM]
WE tv Stirs Up the Drama on Thursday Nights with New Culinary Docu-Series "Hustle & Soul" Premiering Thursday, March 16 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The six-episode, one-hour series from Big Fish Entertainment follows Lawrence Page (Chef LP), owner and head chef of The Pink Tea Cup (PTC) restaurant.

[02/14/17 - 12:06 PM]
Cartoon Network's NBA All-Star Lineup Is a Slam Dunk on Friday, Feb. 17
LeBron James, Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard are among those featured.

[02/14/17 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform and Marvel Announce Additional Cast for Highly Anticipated Series "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger"
Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph co-star in the title roles.

[02/14/17 - 10:16 AM]
HBO Confirms April 22 Debut for "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne
Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher are the executive producers.

[02/14/17 - 10:01 AM]
Freeform Says "I Do" to "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" Special
The 90-minute special, which will air this spring 2017, will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the magical weddings and one-of-a-kind engagements that take place at Disney Destinations around the globe.

[02/14/17 - 09:27 AM]
CMT and Ram Trucks Enlist Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker and Brett Eldredge for Inaugural "CMT Hometown Heroes" Special Premiering Friday, March 31 at 10PM ET/PT
The special features exclusive performances, in-depth interviews and an intimate look into the people and places that shaped each performer from a young age.

[02/14/17 - 09:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelor" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The network's mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[02/14/17 - 08:45 AM]
Video: Celebrate Valentine's Day with All New Official Trailer for "Love" - Season Two Debuts March 10th on Netflix
Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs star in the series, from executive producer Judd Apatow.

[02/14/17 - 08:10 AM]
Netflix Announces Public Screening Access for the Oscar-Nominated Documentary 13TH
Students and people of all ages will now have access to watch 13TH via the Netflix service in a public setting - be it the classroom, a community group, book club or other educational forum.

[02/14/17 - 07:39 AM]
MTV's Hit Docu-Series "Teen Mom OG" Returns on Monday, April 17 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, a one-hour special featuring Farrah's mother, "Being Debra," will air on Wednesday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[02/14/17 - 06:59 AM]
True Crime Network Investigation Discovery Signs on Acclaimed Brooklyn Prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi to Host All-New Series "True Conviction" (wt)
Currently in production with Weinberger Media, the six-part series is slated to premiere, exclusively, on ID in 4Q 2017.

[02/14/17 - 06:29 AM]
Lifetime's Hit Series "Bring It!" Set to Take the Stage in 40 Cities Across the US
Tickets go on pre-sale in all cities Tuesday, February 14 and on-sale in all cites Friday, February 17.







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[10/16/17 - 12:21 PM]
Investigation Discovery and Time Inc. Productions Announce Premiere of New Season of "People Magazine Investigates"
Season two debuts Monday, November 6 at 10:00/7:00c.

[10/16/17 - 11:35 AM]
Comedian and Writer Wyatt Cenac to Star in Comedic Docu-Series Examining Hot-Button Issues, Debuting on HBO in Spring 2018
The half-hour late-night docu-series will take a satirical look at social and cultural issues from Cenac's unique perspective.

[10/16/17 - 11:00 AM]
History Honors Veterans Day with New Episodes of "The Warfighters" from Executive Producer Peter Berg on Nov. 11
"The Warfighters" premieres with four back-to-back new episodes on Saturday, November 11 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/16/17 - 10:02 AM]
TNT Launches New Psychological Thriller "The Alienist" Jan. 22
Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Brian Geraghty.

[10/16/17 - 09:35 AM]
Guest Line-Up Announced for "The Daily Show Undesked Chicago 2017: Let's Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold" Including Common, Arne Duncan and Curtis Toler, Lena Waithe and Vic Mensa
As previously announced, "The Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library," which made its debut in New York City in June, will open in Chicago this weekend.

[10/16/17 - 09:15 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere Six-Part Limited Series "Who Killed Tupac?" on Tuesday, November 21 at 9PM ET/PT
The series follows famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts, for the first time ever, a no-stone-unturned investigation twenty years after the death of the dynamic and influential rapper and actor.

[10/16/17 - 09:07 AM]
National Geographic Acquires Cable Syndication Rights of NBCUniversal's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls"
The network also has the first option to air additional seasons of the series produced by Bear Grylls Ventures and Electus, should they be greenlit by NBC.

[10/16/17 - 09:06 AM]
Hotel Expert Anthony Melchiorri Checks-in to the World's Most "Extreme Hotels"
In Travel Channel's new series "Extreme Hotels," premiering Sunday, November 19, Melchiorri explores unique and breathtaking accommodations in bucket-list locales.

[10/16/17 - 08:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel's 7th Annual Hero Dog Awards Premieres October 25
The "Oscars for Dogs" features a veritable galaxy of two-legged stars, including hosts James Denton and Beth Stern.

[10/16/17 - 08:20 AM]
Best of HBO International Series to Arrive on U.S. Service in December
Beginning in December, two series from each of the regions will arrive on the U.S. streaming services HBO GO and HBO NOW as well as HBO On Demand.

[10/16/17 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Powers Another NBC Victory
Plus: CBS gets a boost to its lineup with a primetime NFL overrun.

[10/16/17 - 07:21 AM]
HGTV's "Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House" Premieres on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The five-episode series will follow the Scott brothers as they complete a massive renovation of the couple's first home together in Los Angeles.

[10/15/17 - 09:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Top Demos
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[10/15/17 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Generates Season Highs & the Show's 2nd Strongest Week 3 Metered-Market Rating in 6 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 14.

[10/14/17 - 08:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Home Victory in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's trio of dramas top the night in both categories.