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    [saturday, january 27, 2018]    
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[01/27/18 - 08:30 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Share Top Spot in Tight Demo Race
"Hell's Kitchen" is the top adults 18-49 draw while CBS leads total viewers despite an all-repeat lineup.

[01/27/18 - 08:01 AM]
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes...Until "Rent," Airing Jan. 27, 2019 on FOX!
The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is due next year.

[01/26/18 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 26
Updates include: "Magnum, PI," "Cagney & Lacey" among latest wave of CBS pilot orders; ABC greenlights six dramas, one comedy to pilot; and Mary-Louise Parker, Courtney B. Vance to star in FX's "Compliance."

[01/26/18 - 03:16 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Hosts Live Event at Harlem's World-Famous Apollo Theater on Wednesday, February 7
The special will air Tuesday, February 27 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will be available on "Oprah's Super Soul Conversations" podcast.

[01/26/18 - 11:01 AM]
Kary McHoul Gatens Expands Role at Freeform as Senior Vice President, Unscripted and Current Series Programming
McHoul will help spearhead the network's biggest, boldest and most diverse current scripted programming slate ever.

[01/26/18 - 10:00 AM]
Video: Starz Offers Free Viewing of New Addictive Original Series "Counterpart" Premiere Episode
The episode is available online at IGN.com, IGN's Facebook and YouTube pages, Starz.com, the "Counterpart" Facebook page, STARZ YouTube channel, and through participating U.S. cable, satellite and Telco affiliates.

[01/26/18 - 10:00 AM]
Video: Don't Go Into the Woods! - "The Ritual" Trailer Debut
The Netflix film, from director David Bruckner, will premiere on February 9.

[01/26/18 - 09:32 AM]
Video: "Fred Armisen: Standup for Drummers" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Now let's see your best "person who just realized Fred Armisen has a brand new Netflix special coming soon" impression.

[01/26/18 - 09:27 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Reveals Evidence of a Secret Refuge for Escaped Slaves in "Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp"
The special premieres Monday, February 19 at 8:00/7:00c on Smithsonian Channel as a part of its Black History Month programming.

[01/26/18 - 08:32 AM]
Sex, Scandal and Crimes Spotlighted in New Season of "Vanity Fair Confidential" on Investigation Discovery
The series takes viewers deep inside the Vanity Fair vaults for a closer look into some of the esteemed publication's most shocking stories.

[01/26/18 - 08:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Pull in Front for ABC
The Alphabet wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/26/18 - 07:52 AM]
Video: "The Trader (Sovdagari)" - Official Trailer - Netflix
An official Sundance selection and winner of "Best Short Documentary" at the Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival 2017, "The Trader" streams on Netflix February 9.

[01/26/18 - 07:47 AM]
CBS News to Air Primetime Coverage of President Trump's First State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 9:00-11:00 PM, ET
Norah O'Donnell, John Dickerson and Gayle King from New York and Jeff Glor from the U.S. Capitol will anchor said coverage.

[01/26/18 - 04:07 AM]
Video: "Edha" - Date Announcement - Netflix
"Edha" is a dramatic thriller set in the fashion-conscious city of Buenos Aires, as seen through the eyes of a trendsetting designer, Edha, whose untraditional male model, Teo, becomes her muse.

[01/25/18 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 25
Updates include: USA nixes "American Rust," "Damnation"; ABC orders pilot for "The Greatest American Hero"; and The CW begins pilot order with "Charmed," "Dead Inside."

[01/25/18 - 01:38 PM]
Lifetime Reaches 10.5 Million Viewers for Weekend Telecasts of "Cocaine Godmother" and "Griselda: The Godmother"
Lifetime further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 20.

[01/25/18 - 12:00 PM]
Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly, Stars of Disney's "Zombies," Present a "Zombies"-Themed Cheer Performance and Announce the Launch of a Nationwide "Zombies" Spirit Challenge
Performing to the high-energy dance single "BAMM" from the movie's soundtrack, Florida's Bartow High School Varsity Coed Cheer squad execute an elite cheerleading routine, introduced by Manheim and Donnelly.

[01/25/18 - 11:57 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef" Embarks on a Nationwide Casting Call
This year's chef meet and greets will take place by appointment at restaurants of alumni and friends of "Top Chef" in Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

[01/25/18 - 11:45 AM]
All-New Weekly Series "Showtime at the Apollo," Hosted by Steve Harvey, to Premiere Following Spring Return of "Gotham" Thursday, March 1, on FOX
Plus: "MasterChef Junior" debuts its sixth season with a special two-hour premiere on Friday, March 2.

[01/25/18 - 11:12 AM]
Joanne Whalley Joins the Cast for Season Three of the Netflix Original Series, "Marvel's Daredevil"
She will portray Sister Maggie, a strong-willed nun who speaks her mind and cares deeply about Matt's safety.

[01/25/18 - 11:04 AM]
HGTV Strong Tuesday Night Performance Helped by "Fixer Upper" and New Series "Restored by the Fords"
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 23.

[01/25/18 - 11:01 AM]
"Thursday Night Darts: Premier League 2018" Starts February 1 on BBC America
Earlier that day, the weekly competition will stream live on BBCAmerica.com, starting at 2:00pm/1c.

[01/25/18 - 10:28 AM]
Lifetime's Bolsters Unscripted Series with Three New Series Premieres and Two Series Renewals
Premiering March 2, "Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight" showcases the famed choreographer working with some of the biggest names in music.

[01/25/18 - 09:04 AM]
AMC Releases the Official Key Art for Highly Anticipated Second Half of "The Walking Dead" Season 8
The art features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) armed and ready for "The Last Stand."

[01/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "9-1-1" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS was the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/25/18 - 08:20 AM]
Video: "Altered Carbon" - Fight for Your Life
The cast and crew of "Altered Carbon" take you behind the scenes with this exclusive look at the compelling fight sequences that feature in the series, and the intense preparation that went into creating them.

[01/25/18 - 08:14 AM]
New Culinary Series Hosted by Chef Richard Blais - "Man vs. Master" Premieres February 19 on FYI
In each episode, three new emerging chefs will go head-to-head in challenges related to a master chef's specialty.

[01/25/18 - 07:08 AM]
Academy Award(R) Nominee Michael Shannon Joins Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgard in The Ink Factory, BBC and AMC's "The Little Drummer Girl"
In "The Little Drummer Girl" brilliant young actress Charlie (Pugh) strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger while on holiday in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic.

[01/25/18 - 06:30 AM]
CBS and the Recording Academy(TM) Announce Presenters for the "60th Annual Grammy Awards(R)"
This year's presenters include Tony Bennett, Dave Chappelle, Kelly Clarkson, Victor Cruz, Eve, Jim Gaffigan, Katie Holmes, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Shemar Moore, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld and Donnie Wahlberg.

[01/25/18 - 06:02 AM]
Season Two of Amazon Prime Original "Sneaky Pete" Premieres on March 9 on Prime Video
During its series debut last year, "Sneaky Pete" was the second most streamed original scripted series on an opening day with a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.

[01/24/18 - 11:43 PM]
Academy Award(R)-Winning Helen Mirren to Play Catherine the Great in Sky and HBO Drama
"Catherine the Great" is a four-part drama that delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history.

[01/24/18 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 24
Updates include: Meryl Streep signs onto season two of HBO's "Big Little Lies"; Brett Dier set as male lead in "History of Them" at CBS; and ABC gives pilot orders to drama "For Love," "Salvage."

[01/24/18 - 06:45 PM]
"Drunk History" Season 5 Premiere Featuring Tiffany Haddish Sees Massive Ratings Gains in Key Demos Versus Season 4 Premiere, Year-Ago Levels
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 23.

[01/24/18 - 03:00 PM]
Music Executive Phil McIntyre Signs on as Executive Producer, and Music Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist Kristopher Pooley Joins as Music Director for ABC's "American Idol"
Drawing on his extensive musical background, he will focus on developing the contestants' artistic vision, preparing them for a successful career after the show, along with liaising with guest artists and the online distribution of the music performed.

[01/24/18 - 01:35 PM]
"Murphy Brown" Returns to CBS - Candice Bergen Reprises Starring Role
As its 30th anniversary approaches, "Murphy Brown" returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.

[01/24/18 - 12:15 PM]
"Empire" and "Star" Return with All-New Episodes Beginning Wednesday, March 28, 8/7c on FOX
Check out a first look at the all-new promo for "Empire."

[01/24/18 - 11:01 AM]
Lifetime Movies Original "Her Stolen Past" Premieres February 2
Medical student Sonya Daniels (Shanice Banton) is shocked when she returns home and finds the birth certificate of a kidnapped baby hidden in her late mother's closet.

[01/24/18 - 11:00 AM]
Video: "The X-Files" - New Extended Trailer
Get a first look at new footage from the next five episodes.

[01/24/18 - 10:07 AM]
"Marvel's Spider-Man" Returning for Season 2 on Disney XD
The second season of "Marvel's Spider-Man" follows Peter Parker in his sophomore year as a more experienced Super Hero and a more confident student at what was once the intimidating Horizon High School.

[01/24/18 - 09:43 AM]
Discovery Goes Full Throttle for "Motor Mega Week" Starting February 26
This week-long automotive celebration features three all-new series premieres - "Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings," "Twin Turbos" and "Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman" - as well as a four-part, supersized "Street Outlaws vs. Fast N' Loud: Build to Mega Race" series.

[01/24/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps Demo Crown with "This Is Us"
The Peacock's flagship drama wins the night among adults 18-49.

[01/24/18 - 08:02 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominee John Malkovich to Guest Star on Showtime(R) Hit Drama "Billions"
In addition, Showtime has released the official poster art and a new teaser video for season three.

[01/24/18 - 07:20 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "Seven Seconds" - There Are Three Sides to Every Story
Watch Regina King, Clare-Hope Ashitey and Russell Hornsby as they seek justice and truth in the new Netflix original crime anthology series.

[01/24/18 - 06:30 AM]
Jon Batiste, Gary Clark Jr., Emmylou Harris, Zuleyka Rivera, Chris Stapleton and Sting Added to the Lineup for the "60th Annual Grammy Awards(R)"
Previously announced performers include Brothers Osbourne, Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Eric Church, Miley Cyrus, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, P!nk, Ben Platt, Rihanna, Sam Smith, SZA, Bryson Tiller and U2.

[01/23/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 23
Updates include: NBC orders four multi-camera comedy pilots; ABC moves forward with a pair of drama pilots; and CBS gives green light to drama pilot "God Friended Me."

[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]
CBS Announces the Celebrity Judges and Mentor for "MVP: Most Valuable Performer," Airing Live, Thursday, Jan. 25
Katharine McPhee, Maz Jobrani and Brandon Marshall will judge the special with Sharon Osbourne serving as mentor.

[01/23/18 - 09:32 AM]
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" Premieres to 5.5 Million Total Viewers
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 17.

[01/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
All-New Series "Twin Turbos" Races to Discovery Channel on Wednesday, February 28th
For father-son duo Doug and Brad DeBerti, custom car building isn't just a hobby, it's their life.







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[10/22/19 - 04:00 PM]
All Five CBS Freshman Series Receive New Production Orders
The critically acclaimed new drama "Evil" has been renewed for a second season in 2020-2021.

[10/22/19 - 12:46 PM]
"Very Ralph," The First Documentary Portrait of Fashion Icon Ralph Lauren, Debuts November 12, Exclusively on HBO
The feature-length film reveals the man behind the icon and the creation of one of the most successful brands in fashion history.

[10/22/19 - 11:37 AM]
The Fight to Save the World's Most Endangered Whale to Air Commercial Free When Enviro-Thriller "Sea of Shadows" Premieres on National Geographic Saturday Nov. 9
The film focuses on a looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller, as a rescue mission unlike any other comes together to combat the extinction of a species.

[10/22/19 - 11:30 AM]
FOX Sports Steps Up to the Plate with Exclusive Coverage of 2019 World Series Presented by YouTube TV
For the 20th consecutive season and 22nd overall, the FOX broadcast network is the exclusive home of the World Series, this year streaming live via the FOX Sports app and airing exclusively in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

[10/22/19 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Max Inks Overall Deal with Lisa Ling, Picks Up Documentary Series "Birth, Wedding, Funeral"
As part of her overall deal, HBO Max will have a first look at new projects she will continue to develop for the streamer.

[10/22/19 - 10:00 AM]
"Mr. Pickles" Wags and Tears His Way to Season Four!
The series returns Sunday, November 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim.

[10/22/19 - 09:45 AM]
MotorTrend Greenlights First Reality Competition Series "Bitchin' Boot Camp"
The series is scheduled to debut exclusively on the MotorTrend App, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, in first quarter 2020 and is produced by Fischer Productions.

[10/22/19 - 08:59 AM]
Comedy Central Teams Up with All Things Comedy to Produce Patrice O'Neal Documentary Based on the Irreverent Comedian's Life
Utilizing a vast archive including never-before-seen personal materials and featuring O'Neal's family and friends, the film will include a who's who of comedy placing his work into the context of the time as well as today.

[10/22/19 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "9-1-1" Take Home Demo Honors
The network wins the night among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched broadcaster overall.

[10/22/19 - 06:21 AM]
Discovery, Inc.'s Food Network Kitchen Officially Launches in U.S.
Food Network Kitchen is designed to improve the lives of customers by solving pain points associated with cooking, including meal prep and grocery shopping, boosting their culinary skills and making cooking a more joyous, delightful and convenient experience.

[10/22/19 - 06:10 AM]
FOX Sports Announces 2020 XFL Broadcast Schedule
FOX Sports' XFL coverage will feature years of football broadcasting experience, with the lead on-air team comprised of veteran studio and game broadcaster Curt Menefee providing play-by-play alongside Joel Klatt, who also serves as the network's lead college football analyst.

[10/22/19 - 06:00 AM]
The 2020 XFL Season Will Kick Off Feb. 8 on ABC
The new era of XFL football will begin on Feb. 8 with the DC Defenders, led by former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones, hosting the Seattle Dragons on ABC.

[10/21/19 - 05:00 PM]
Video: "9-1-1: Lone Star," Starring Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler, Premieres with a Special Two-Night Event, Beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, Following the NFC Championship Game
Said event continues with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/21/19 - 01:08 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces Premiere Date and Debuts Trailer for "Ready for War" from Director Andrew Renzi Executive Produced by Drake and David Ayer
The documentary follows three green card holding soldiers at various stages in this process.

[10/21/19 - 11:35 AM]
Netflix Orders "Grand Army" - A New Series Created and Executived by Katie Cappiello Based on Her Play
Odessa A'zion, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, Amir Bageria and Odley Jean will star in the project, about public high school students in Brooklyn who wrestle with sexual, racial and economic politics.