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[07/25/18 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 25
Updates include: BET cancels "The Rundown with Robin Thede"; Chris Hardwick cleared to return to AMC's "Talking Dead"; and HBO greenlights "Deadwood" movie and other TCA Press Tour news.

[07/25/18 - 09:50 PM]
"Meteor Garden" Coming to the World - The Mandarin Series to Be Available from July 27
The series was scripted, directed, and produced by multi-talented showrunner Angie Chai.

[07/25/18 - 04:01 PM]
It's Official! Netflix Greenlights "Locke & Key" for 10 Episode Series
Netflix is redeveloping the scripts and re-casting the new series.

[07/25/18 - 03:08 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights "Inside the Internet: 50 Years of Life Online" and "1989: The Year That Made the Modern World" to Lead Into Upcoming Limited Series, "Valley of the Boom"
These documentaries will take an in-depth look at these transformative moments, offering more insight to the true story behind the mini-series.

[07/25/18 - 03:07 PM]
National Geographic Taps Emmy Award-Winning Composers to Score Upcoming Scripted Series "Valley of the Boom" from Matthew Carnahan and Executive Producer Arianna Huffington
The limited series, set to premiere this winter, charts the meteoric rise and cataclysmic burst of the dot-com bubble.

[07/25/18 - 03:06 PM]
Fan Favorite Hit Series "Life Below Zero" Celebrates 100th Episode Milestone in New Season Return
The 100th episode will be commemorated on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, with a full-day marathon featuring the most popular episodes.

[07/25/18 - 03:05 PM]
Bear Grylls Tapped as Host for National Geographic's "Hostile Planet" - An Unflinching Look at the Volatility of Mother Nature and the Resilient Animals That Survive Earth's Most Extreme Habitats
From Plimsoll Productions, the series draws attention to the most extraordinary - almost supernatural - accounts of animals that have conformed to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs.

[07/25/18 - 03:04 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights New Global Documentary Series "The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum" (W.T.)
The 12-part series from National Geographic Studios, taps into curiosity seeker Goldblum as he embarks on a journey across the globe to uncover the extraordinary stories behind the world's most "ordinary" things.

[07/25/18 - 03:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Picks Up Second Season of "One Strange Rock" from Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root's Nutopia
The second season will begin production this fall.

[07/25/18 - 03:02 PM]
National Geographic and Gordon Ramsay Partner on New Series, "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted"
Produced by his own Studio Ramsay, the celebrated chef will embark on anthropology-through-cuisine expeditions to unearth the most incredible people, places and flavors the world has to offer.

[07/25/18 - 03:01 PM]
Golden Globe and Emmy(R) Award Winner Julianna Margulies Tapped for National Geographic Scripted Series "The Hot Zone"
The new series will be produced by Lynda Obst Productions, Scott Free Productions, Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson, Jeff Vintar and Fox 21 Television Studios.

[07/25/18 - 02:17 PM]
MTV's "Too Stupid to Die" Premieres Tuesday, August 21st at 10PM ET/PT
The highly anticipated series, developed with Zach Holmes, the online sensation and daredevil who was banned by YouTube, will feature bizarre pranks, hilarious antics and outrageous stunts.

[07/25/18 - 12:46 PM]
Veteran Treasuer Hunters Embark on Deadly Expedition to Unearth Two Billion Dollar Treasure on All-New Season of Discovery Channel's "Treasure Quest"
This season, veteran treasure hunter Shawn Cowles, tech specialist Jeremy Whalen, and demolitions expert Jack Peters set out to Bolivia in search of the biggest land find treasure in history - the legendary Sacambaya Treasure, reportedly worth two billion dollars.

[07/25/18 - 12:01 PM]
Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo Join Ava DuVernay's "Central Park" Crime Drama
Based on a true story that gripped the country, "Central Park Five" will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

[07/25/18 - 10:36 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Reels in Famed Bass Fisherman Mike Iaconelli for New Urban Fishing Series "Fish My City with Mike Iaconelli"
The six-part series follows award-winning professional bass fisherman and TV personality Mike "Ike" Iaconelli on his global search for the world's most iconic fish living alongside some of the world's busiest concrete jungles.

[07/25/18 - 09:39 AM]
Video: Invest in the Byrdes - Watch the "Ozark" Season 1 Recap
Join Ruth (Julia Garner) as she gives her imprisoned father a glimpse into everything he missed out on last season when the dangerous Byrdes landed at the lake in this new recap video.

[07/25/18 - 09:13 AM]
"Narcos" Star Wagner Moura to Play Famed UN Diplomat in Netflix Biopic
The untitled film tells the true story of Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura), a Brazilian-born UN diplomat.

[07/25/18 - 09:08 AM]
"Esme & Roy," The First New Animated Series from the Makers of "Sesame Street" in More Than a Decade, Debuts Saturday, Aug. 18 on HBO in the U.S.
The show follows a young girl, Esme, and her best monster friend, Roy, on their adventures as the best monster babysitters in Monsterdale.

[07/25/18 - 09:07 AM]
"Drew Michael," The Comedian's First HBO Special, Debuts Aug. 25
Jerrod Carmichael, who has starred in two specials of his own on the network, directs.

[07/25/18 - 09:06 AM]
"Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo" Debuts Saturday, Oct. 6 on HBO
Taped before a sold-out audience at the Eventim Apollo in London, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return to HBO to perform their classics and new original songs.

[07/25/18 - 09:05 AM]
HBO, Rai Fiction and TIMVISION Series "My Brilliant Friend," Directed by Saverio Costanzo, Debuts This Fall
Casting for the show took place over a period of eight months, with almost 9,000 children and 500 adults from all over Campania auditioning.

[07/25/18 - 09:04 AM]
"Jane Fonda in Five Acts," The Story of the Cultural Icon, Debuts Sept. 24 on HBO
The documentary draws on 21 hours of interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly about her life and her missteps.

[07/25/18 - 09:03 AM]
Comedy Series "Camping," Starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant and Executive Produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, Debuts Oct. 14, Exclusively on HBO
The project is based on the British series of the same name created by Julia Davis and produced by Baby Cow Productions.

[07/25/18 - 09:02 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2018
"Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age" kicks things off on Monday, September 10.

[07/25/18 - 09:01 AM]
HBO Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Returns for Second Season Sept. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Resuming five years after the culmination of the first season, "The Deuce" returns to the world of 1977, capturing the Times Square area of midtown New York at its most garish and volatile.

[07/25/18 - 08:43 AM]
Food Network Is Serving Up Buzz-Worthy Culinary Trends, Recipes, and Food Hacks on New Daytime Series "Let's Eat"
From flavorful dishes, to popular restaurant trends, and to the latest food fads captivating social media, Brandi Milloy, Stuart O'Keeffe, and Jamika Pessoa are breaking it all down on new daytime series.

[07/25/18 - 08:18 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping NBC, "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/25/18 - 08:16 AM]
Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Prince Royce, Rosario Dawson and Javier Munoz Guest Star in "Elena of Avalor" TV Movie
Gina Rodriguez and Prince Royce guest star as twin sirenas, Princess Marisa and Prince Marzel.

[07/25/18 - 08:00 AM]
The Kennedy Center Announces Its Honorees for 2018
CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 41 years ago.

[07/25/18 - 07:48 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "Paradise PD" Premieres August 31 on Netflix
From Roger Black and Waco O'Guin comes an outrageous 10-episode adult animated comedy about a backwater Southern-fried, small-town police department.

[07/25/18 - 06:32 AM]
"Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest" Debuts August 31 on Netflix
Tiki Barber and CM Punk will host the latest installment for the United States.

[07/25/18 - 05:26 AM]
Weigel Broadcasting Co. to Launch New "Start TV" Network in Association with CBS Television Stations
"The Closer," "Medium," "The Good Wife," "Crossing Jordan," "Cold Case," "Profiler" and "The Division" are among the featured series.

[07/24/18 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 24
Updates include: Ally Sheedy, Matthew Morrison to visit Showtime's "SMILF"; Rob Morgan to recur on "This Is Us"; and comedian Tim Dillon to star in pilot for Comedy Central.

[07/24/18 - 04:31 PM]
Freeform Greenlights Pilot from "The Americans" Duo
"Breckman Rodeo" (working title) is an ensemble drama about a group of young rodeo riders in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

[07/24/18 - 02:48 PM]
MTV to Premiere New Season of "Ridiculousness" on August 5th at 8PM ET/PT
Special guests this season include Olympic athletes Adam Rippon, Chloe Kim and Laurie Hernandez, pop-rap duo Jack & Jack, "Wild 'N Out" star Justina Valentina and more.

[07/24/18 - 02:41 PM]
FX Orders The Untitled "Fosse/Verdon" Limited Series
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams will star in the project, which tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

[07/24/18 - 02:19 PM]
Netflix Orders New Series from Marc Webb and Chris Keyser
The series follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents.

[07/24/18 - 02:04 PM]
TBS Sets August 7 for Hit Deserted-Island Comedy "Wrecked" Season 3
This season, the Wrecked gang find themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious billionaire's private island where they're forced to hunt each other to the death in a basic-cable battle royale.

[07/24/18 - 12:57 PM]
Travel Channel Greenlights "Ghost Hunt Live" (wt) Featuring the Tennessee Wraith Chasers
Comprised of 10 hour-long live episodes, the series is slated to premiere this fall.

[07/24/18 - 11:34 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Second Season of "Yellowstone" Starring Kevin Costner and from Writer/Producer/Director Taylor Sheridan
The season one finale bows Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c, with season two premiering next year.

[07/24/18 - 11:00 AM]
Meghan Trainor to Perform at "Teen Choice 2018"
Plus: nominees Chris Pratt, Olivia Holt, Lauren Jauregui and Anna Kendrick are scheduled to appear.

[07/24/18 - 11:00 AM]
Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and General Colin Powell to Guest Star on the Fifth Season Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Sunday, Oct. 7 on CBS
They filmed their scenes on Wednesday, July 11, during the first week of production of the critically acclaimed series' upcoming season.

[07/24/18 - 10:36 AM]
Family Unlike Any Other Returns to the Bush in All-New Season of Discovery Channel's Top-Rated Series "Alaskan Bush People"
The new season premieres Sunday, August 19 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[07/24/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: OWN Releases the Highly Anticipated Season Three Trailer for Hit Megachurch Drama "Greenleaf"
The third season will premiere on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c each night.

[07/24/18 - 10:05 AM]
Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus and Emmy Award Winner Alex Rudzinski Are Ready to Rock as Directors for NBC's "Hair Live!"
"Hair Live!" is set for broadcast on Sunday, May 19, 2019 before a live audience.

[07/24/18 - 10:05 AM]
Video: Teaser - Hulu Original "The First"
All eight episodes of "The First" debut on Friday, September 14, only on Hulu.

[07/24/18 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Signs Emmy(R) Award Winner Lena Waithe to First-Look Deal
She both writes and produces through her company Hillman Grad Productions.

[07/24/18 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2018-19 Season
"Dancing with the Stars" and "The Good Doctor" will kick things off on Monday, September 24.

[07/24/18 - 09:05 AM]
Ovation TV Sets Premiere Date for Third and Final Season of "X Company"
The 10-episode swan song launches Monday, August 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/24/18 - 08:17 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Bachelorette" Victory
ABC wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.







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[11/20/18 - 01:00 PM]
"The Blacklist" Will Now Have a Two-Day/Two-Part Premiere: Thursday, Jan. 3 and Friday, Jan. 4
Plus: "Blindspot" fall finale set for December 7; while "Midnight, Texas" will shift to 8:00/7:00c on Fridays beginning December 14.

[11/20/18 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Announces Full Line-Up of Special Celebrity Guests Appearing in "A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy"
Just-added special musical appearances include icon Stevie Wonder and jazz bassist-singer Esperanza Spalding.

[11/20/18 - 11:18 AM]
Video: Official Teaser Trailer for Season 2 of Seth Rogen's "Future Man"
The comedy series returns Friday, January 11, only on Hulu.

[11/20/18 - 11:02 AM]
Uncover New Evidence of Infamous Crimes, Mysteries and Myths in New Travel Channel Series "Legend Hunter" with Explorer Pat Spain
Premiering Tuesday, January 8, the seven-episode series showcases Spain as he uses his scientific expertise and state-of-the-art technology to investigate infamous tales of murder, theft and unexplained events.

[11/20/18 - 10:43 AM]
FOX Sports Secures NFL Experience for Stacked FS1 Studio Roster
Former NFL standouts Eric Dickerson, DeAngelo Hall, James Harrison, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Shawne Merriman, Bart Scott, Rod Woodson and former head coach Chuck Pagano will appear regularly on FS1 and FOX Sports' digital properties.

[11/20/18 - 10:08 AM]
TV One Launches New Entertainment Network CLEO TV on January 19, 2019
Derived from the name Cleopatra, one of the most powerful, trendsetting, rule-breaking and iconic women in history, CLEO TV will offer quality content that defies negative and cultural stereotypes of today's modern women.

[11/20/18 - 10:00 AM]
Five-Time Emmy Award Winner Alex Duda Named Executive Producer for "The Kelly Clarkson Show"
Duda, who has an overall development deal with NBCUniversal, will executive produce the one-hour show, hosted by the Grammy Award-winning Clarkson, in September 2019.

[11/20/18 - 09:46 AM]
MTV's "The Challenge: CT's Getting Married" Premieres December 11th
"The Challenge" All-Star CT is finally getting married to Lili, the mother of his young son, CJ.

[11/20/18 - 09:31 AM]
Mark Your Calendars! "Teachers" Returns for Its Final Season on January 15
TV Land revealed the news via social media this morning.

[11/20/18 - 09:29 AM]
Mixing Bourbon and Boos, Season Three of "Paranormal Lockdown" Returns to Destination America on December 4
This season will serve up an extra treat for fans with the first-ever televised paranormal investigation of the Jim Beam(R) American Stillhouse in Clermont, Ky., in response to employee claims that bourbon isn't the only spirit locked inside the massive warehouses on the property.

[11/20/18 - 08:45 AM]
Discovery Gains Unprecedented Access at U.S.-Mexico Border in All New Series "Border Live"
The network and production company Lucky 8 have secured filming with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection.

[11/20/18 - 08:32 AM]
Showtime PPV(R) Offers Blockbuster Heavyweight Fight Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Directly to Consumers Over the Internet Via Showtime(R)
The showdown of undefeated heavyweights will air on Saturday, December 1 live at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

[11/20/18 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL, "Dancing" Finale Push ABC in Front
The Alphabet get a boost from the Chiefs/Rams game in the Kansas City and Los Angeles markets.

[11/20/18 - 08:03 AM]
Ovation Celebrates the Grand Finale of Its Three-Year Juggernaut "Versailles" on Saturday, December 8
The arts network will also air "Versailles: The Final Act" on Saturday, December 15.

[11/20/18 - 07:46 AM]
ESPN's Chiefs-Rams Thriller Is "Monday Night Football's" Best Overnight Rating Since 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 19.