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[08/01/18 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 1
Updates include: Aidy Bryant-led "Shrill" ordered to series at Hulu; Amazon cancels "The Dangerous Book for Boys"; and Warner Bros. Television eyes "Alf" reboot.

[08/01/18 - 10:56 PM]
Netflix Announces Prequel to the Blockbuster Baahubali Franchise
Season one of the series will comprise nine episodes and is based on Anand Neelakantan's book, "The Rise of Sivagami."

[08/01/18 - 07:09 PM]
Statement from CBS Board of Directors
The board unanimously approved the retention of Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton to conduct a full investigation of the allegations in recent press reports about Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS News and cultural issues at all levels of CBS.

[08/01/18 - 12:39 PM]
Cate Blanchett to Guest Star in IFC's "Documentary Now!"
In the previously announced episode "Waiting for the Artist," Blanchett stars as a world-renowned performance artist who feels pressured to put on the show of her life.

[08/01/18 - 10:41 AM]
A Teen Is Murdered, A Town Is Divided in Oxygen Media's Docu-Series "Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers" Premiering Saturday, September 15 at 7PM ET/PT
Oxygen Media takes a deep dive into the horrific December 2014 murder of Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire.

[08/01/18 - 10:03 AM]
Tom Fontana Named Executive Producer and Showrunner on Showtime Drama Series "City on a Hill"
Fontana will work closely with series creator and executive producer Chuck MacLean on the 10-episode series premiering in 2019.

[08/01/18 - 10:01 AM]
Back for a Momentous 10th Season Beginning Sunday, Oct. 7, ABC's "Shark Tank" Announces Stellar Slate of Brand-New Guest Sharks and a Former Entrepreneur Earns a Seat in the Tank as a Shark
Look for three brand-new guest Sharks including Charles Barkley, Matt Higgins and, for the first time, former "Shark Tank" entrepreneur-turned-Shark, Jamie Siminoff.

[08/01/18 - 09:59 AM]
Netflix Announces the Definitive Documentary of Icon Quincy Jones
The film will launch globally on Netflix on September 21 and have a limited theatrical release.

[08/01/18 - 09:40 AM]
Comedian Tom Papa Breaks Bread Across the Country in Brand-New Food Network Series "Baked"
"Baked" premieres Monday, September 3 with back-to-back episodes at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c.

[08/01/18 - 09:20 AM]
Comedy Central Continues Ratings Tear in July with Double-Digit Adults 18-49 Ratings Growth in Both Total-Day and Primetime, Driven by Continued Major Growth Among Women 18-49
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/18 - 08:31 AM]
Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television Lands Rights to Elaine Weiss's Book, "The Woman's Hour"
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elaine Weiss, as well as Amblin Television's Co-Presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, will serve as executive producers.

[08/01/18 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Reign with "Got Talent"
The Peacock easily wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/01/18 - 08:01 AM]
The Con Continues - "Sneaky Pete" Season 3 Is Coming to Prime Video
Amazon formally confirmed the renewal via social media this morning.

[08/01/18 - 08:00 AM]
Meredith Roberts Named Senior Vice President, Animation Strategy, for Disney Channels
She will be responsible for leading a unified vision for the animation content produced by Disney Television Animation and other studios for Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD and related platforms.

[07/31/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 31
Updates include: Austin Abrams to lead "Less Than Zero" at Hulu; Chris Hardwick to return to NBC's "The Wall"; and Amazon's "The Wilds" casts lead quartet.

[07/31/18 - 02:15 PM]
Bangkok, Thailand, to Host the "2018 Miss Universe" Competition, Airing Live Sunday, Dec. 16, on FOX
Five-time Emmy(R) Award winner, and one of television's favorite entertainers, Steve Harvey returns to host.

[07/31/18 - 11:37 AM]
Global Powerhouse Jennifer Lopez to Receive "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award" and Perform at the 2018 "VMAs" Airing Live on MTV Monday, August 20 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
She is also set to perform live at this year's show for the first time since 2001 and is nominated for two "VMAs" for her most recent single, "Dinero."

[07/31/18 - 11:36 AM]
Motor Trend Group Greenlights Two New Original Series Exclusively for Its Direct-to-Consumer Digital Product
Both "Uncaged" (wt) and "2018 Best Driver's Car" are scheduled to premiere this fall.

[07/31/18 - 11:35 AM]
Season Five of "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." Premieres Winter 2019 on PBS, Beginning January 8
On tap this season: Felicity Huffman, Andy Samberg, George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Michael Strahan, Laura Linney, Paul Ryan, Joe Madison, Michael Moore, Sarah Silverman, Kal Penn, Michael K. Williams, Tig Notaro, Lisa Ling, Alejandro Innaritu, Chloe Sevigny and more!

[07/31/18 - 11:07 AM]
HBO Announces Series Order for "The Time Traveler's Wife"
The project is an intricate and magical love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the much loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger.

[07/31/18 - 10:53 AM]
National Geographic Taps Into a Community of World-Renowned Wildlife Cinematographers and Photographers to Bring Viewers the Four-Night Multi-Platform Event "Yellowstone Live"
To complement the live broadcast, National Geographic will give viewers behind-the-scene access and the chance to experience more of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on the network's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

[07/31/18 - 10:35 AM]
"Flipping Out" Returns to Bravo Media on September 11 at 10PM ET/PT
As a new-ish father, America's favorite house-flipper Jeff Lewis finds himself in uncharted territory and needing to refocus his energies.

[07/31/18 - 10:01 AM]
OWN Announces Second Season Renewal of Hit Romantic Drama"Love Is ___" from Award-Winning Creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
Brock Akil serves as the series' showrunner, as well as director for the pilot and upcoming season finale episode (Tuesday, August 21).

[07/31/18 - 09:31 AM]
NBC Reshapes History with Two-Part "Timeless" Series Finale
According to executive producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke, audiences can expect the "Timeless" they know and love.

[07/31/18 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Bachelorette" Hold Off NBC, "Ninja Warrior" in Demos
The Peacock however is the most-watched broadcaster last night.

[07/31/18 - 07:02 AM]
Key Art Debut - "Apostle," The New Netflix Film from Gareth Evans, Director of "The Raid"
Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins and Michael Sheen star in the film, due on October 12.

[07/30/18 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 30
Updates include: ABC names judges on "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors"; Beau Bridges joins Comedy Central's "Robbie"; and Diane Guerrero cast in DC's "Doom Patrol."

[07/30/18 - 02:50 PM]
"TKO: Total Knock Out," Hosted by Comedian Kevin Hart, Will Move to Fridays Beginning with Its Next Episode on August 3
The series will air at 8:00/7:00c with "Whistleblower" moving to 9:00/8:00c.

[07/30/18 - 02:06 PM]
"Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis" and "Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle" Post Major Ratings and Viewership Increases
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Sunday, July 29.

[07/30/18 - 01:32 PM]
From the Producers of "Snapped," Oxygen Media Presents "Dying to Belong" Premiering Sunday, August 19 at 7PM ET/PT
The series will explore hauntingly fatal stories where obsession, desperation and the need to belong pushed individuals over the edge to carry out unthinkable crimes.

[07/30/18 - 01:13 PM]
Buddy Valastro and His Family Sifts Out the Competition in Discovery Family's New Series "Bake It Like Buddy"
Each week, two extremely talented, passionate and creative baking family duos face-off against each other in a fun head-to-head bake off at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey.

[07/30/18 - 12:51 PM]
Report from CBS Corporation's Regularly-Scheduled Board Meeting
CBS Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors is in the process of selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation.

[07/30/18 - 12:19 PM]
Hallmark Channel Heats Up with Original Movie Premieres That Travel the World During "Summer Nights"
Viewers with wanderlust will be able to travel to exotic locations including South Africa, the Caribbean and the South Pacific beaches of Fiji from the comfort of their own homes.

[07/30/18 - 11:38 AM]
PBS Wants YOU to Join "The Great American Read"
In addition to the nationwide reading campaign, the eight-part television series returns to PBS stations on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/30/18 - 11:37 AM]
PBS Announces "Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History," New Collaboration with Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D. Three-Hour Documentary to Premiere Spring 2020 on PBS
"Science for me, like history, is the exploration of what has come before and the promise of the future," said Ken Burns.

[07/30/18 - 11:36 AM]
PBS Names Multifaceted Television Executive Perry Simon as New Programming Chief
From 2010 to 2015, Simon served as general manager of BBC America, overseeing the channel's cable and digital platforms.

[07/30/18 - 11:35 AM]
PBS and "American Experience" Announce "Woodstock," New Documentary from Filmmaker Barak Goodman
The film is directed by Barak Goodman, written by Goodman and Don Kleszy, and produced by Goodman and Jamila Ephron, with Mark Samels as executive producer.

[07/30/18 - 11:34 AM]
PBS Announces "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War," A New Documentary from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to Air Spring 2019 on PBS
Professor Gates will present the definitive history of one of the least understood chapters in American history.

[07/30/18 - 10:33 AM]
Disney Channel's Series Finale of "Stuck in the Middle" Delivers Near 4-Month Highs
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Monday, July 23.

[07/30/18 - 10:04 AM]
HBO Acquires Worldwide Rights to "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal," A Sidewinder Films Production of an Erin Lee Carr Film
The film masterfully weaves a tapestry of pathos, depicting a landscape in which women spend their youth seeking victory on a world stage, juxtaposed against a culture where abuse prevails and lives are damaged forever.

[07/30/18 - 10:02 AM]
"The Last Ship" Sets Sail for a Fifth and Final Epic Adventure on September 9
Eric Dane, Bridget Regan and Adam Baldwin star in this action-packed series chronicling the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimated the world's population.

[07/30/18 - 10:02 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Drama Pilot "Queen Fur"
The project is set in a small town in Central Florida - a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide.

[07/30/18 - 10:01 AM]
truTV Announces Pilot Order for Weekly Comedic Awards Show from Vulture
The untitled project is a new, weekly comedic awards show honoring the most deserving stories from the week in pop culture.

[07/30/18 - 09:38 AM]
HBO Announces Series Order for "Euphoria" - Drake and Future the Prince Join Series as Executive Producers
The Zendaya-led series follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.

[07/30/18 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[07/30/18 - 05:15 AM]
MTV Greenlights "Lohan Beach Club" (Working Title) with Lindsay Lohan
The series follows Lohan as she works to expand her business empire with the launch of Lohan Beach House.

[07/29/18 - 03:41 PM]
Netflix Announces Two Unscripted Series, Upcoming Launch Dates and Debuts New Materials Across Their Diverse Content Lineup
Newly announced premieres include "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" (October 26) and "The Kominsky Method" (November 16).

[07/29/18 - 12:00 PM]
Netflix Announces New Series "Madam C.J. Walker" and "White Lines" at TCA
Plus: limited series "Maniac" starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill will launch on September 21; and check out the trailer for "Ozark" season two.

[07/29/18 - 08:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: UFC Helps FOX Land Demo Crown
NBC however is the most-watched broadcaster last night.

[07/28/18 - 03:24 PM]
AMC Green Lights First Multi-Platform Series "Dispatches from Elsewhere" by Jason Segel
"Dispatches From Elsewhere" is about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life.







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[10/19/18 - 11:16 AM]
"Station 19" Comes in Hot with a Full-Season Order From ABC
In the Live + 3 Day ratings, "Station 19" built on its season premiere by 24% in Total Viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49 to set new series highs.

[10/19/18 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Places Back-Nine Order of "The Cool Kids," Joining "Last Man Standing" for a Full Season
The network has picked up nine additional episodes of the new comedy.

[10/19/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the Trailer for New Comedy "Black Monday" on Anniversary of the Historic Stock Market Crash
Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall star in the series, premiering Sunday, January 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/19/18 - 10:09 AM]
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban Set to Perform at "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards"
Ballerini is a six-time career CMA Awards nominee, returning this year with her fourth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year nomination.

[10/19/18 - 09:21 AM]
Paloma Faith Joins "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
She'll play the series regular role of "Bet Sykes," a spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.

[10/19/18 - 08:53 AM]
Showtime(R) Releases Season Six Premiere of "Ray Donovan" Early to Subscribers
The episode is now available only to Showtime subscribers via Showtime streaming, Showtime Anytime and on demand.

[10/19/18 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Onto Demo Crown with "Thursday Night Football"
Despite a blowout Broncos-Cardinals game, the network once again takes home top honors among adults 18-49.

[10/19/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Sundance TV Releases "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" Trailer in Advance of Two-Night Special Event
Look for said event on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/18 - 07:58 AM]
WE tv's Groundbreaking Docuseries "Love After Lockup" Returns Friday, December 7 at 9PM ET/PT
WE tv's explosive docuseries is back for a second season, exploring new shocking and revealing stories of couples who fall in love despite the prison bars between them.

[10/19/18 - 06:30 AM]
New Kids on the Block Singer Jonathan Knight to Star in HGTV Pilot "Farmhouse Fixer"
"Old farmhouses are American treasures," said Jonathan. "Most have been in the same family for 200 years and have never been renovated. And they're disappearing fast. If we don't save them, they're going to be gone."

[10/19/18 - 06:00 AM]
National Geographic Taps Angela Bassett to Narrate Stunning Natural History Special "The Flood"
The two-hour wildlife documentary special premieres Sunday, November 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/18 - 04:45 PM]
Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher to Guest Star in the CBS/Warner Bros. Television Comedy "Murphy Brown"
Midler reprises her role 20 years later as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy's former secretary.

[10/18/18 - 01:15 PM]
David Nevins Named Chief Creative Officer, CBS Corporation
Nevins has also been promoted to Chairman of Showtime Networks Inc., and will remain as the business's Chief Executive Officer.

[10/18/18 - 12:03 PM]
"We Are Not Done Yet," Following U.S. Veterans Striving to Combat Military Trauma, Debuts Nov. 8 in Conjunction with Veterans Day, Exclusively on HBO
The film profiles a group of veterans and active-duty service members as they come together to combat past and current traumas through the written word, sharing their experiences in a USO writing workshop at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

[10/18/18 - 11:40 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef" Races to Kentucky for Season 16 Beginning Thursday, December 6 at 9PM ET/PT
This season, 15 new talented chefs from cities big and small across the U.S. will compete for the sought-after title amid the unique culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland, before heading abroad for an epic finale showdown in Macau, China.