or


    [thursday, april 11, 2019]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[04/11/19 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 11
Updates include: "Love, Simon," "The Sandlot" both eyed as TV series for Disney+; Jake Gyllenhaal to star in limited series "Lake Success" at HBO; and Iain Glen cast as Bruce Wayne in DC Universe's "Titans."

[04/11/19 - 05:01 PM]
Disney Spotlights Comprehensive Direct-to-Consumer Strategy at 2019 Investor Day
The Walt Disney Company's highly anticipated Investor Day provided an extensive overview of Disney's comprehensive direct-to-consumer strategy, and included presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+ and the upcoming Disney+ service, which will launch in the U.S. market on November 12, 2019, at $6.99 a month.

[04/11/19 - 12:06 PM]
Your Voices Have Been Heard - Season 2 of "Hanna" Is Coming
Amazon broke the news via social media this afternoon.

[04/11/19 - 11:45 AM]
CBS Renews "NCIS," Television's Top Drama, for 17th Season in 2019-2020
"'NCIS' has been a global juggernaut for almost two decades," said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. "Its viewers are clearly the most loyal of any drama on television."

[04/11/19 - 11:30 AM]
Tanya Simon Named Executive Editor of "60 Minutes"
The award-winning Simon has worked for the broadcast for nearly 20 years and was one of the show's senior producers.

[04/11/19 - 10:06 AM]
Drama Series "Euphoria" Debuts June 16 on HBO
The show follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.

[04/11/19 - 09:02 AM]
"Game of Thrones" - Facts and Figures
HBO details the show's milestones on the eve of its final season premiere this Sunday.

[04/11/19 - 08:58 AM]
"Saints & Sinners" Season Four to Debut July 7, Bounce to Air Seasons 1-3 on Sunday Nights Beginning April 14
The drama centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption, compromising sexual affairs and murder - all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.

[04/11/19 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos in Close Race
The "Empire"-led network holds off CBS and ABC among adults 18-49.

[04/11/19 - 08:05 AM]
Video: "Wine Country" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Amy Poehler stars in and directs the film, premiering May 10 on the streaming service.

[04/11/19 - 07:19 AM]
WE tv Announces New Series: "Growing Up Hip Hop: New York," Coming This Summer with Cast including Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Fat Joe, Flavor Flav's Daughter and More!
The new edition coming this summer will follow a tight-knit group of Big Apple ballers who all grew up as hip-hop royalty.

[04/11/19 - 07:10 AM]
Country Music's Biggest Stars Help Kick Off the Summer at the 2019 CMT Music Awards Live on Wednesday, June 5
You're invited to Nashville's biggest party on the cable channel.

[04/10/19 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 10
Updates include: YouTube Premium axes four scripted series; Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye targeted for TV series at Disney+; and Kate McKinnon to play Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu's "The Dropout."

[04/10/19 - 11:20 PM]
Video: "Selection Day" - Part 2 - Official Trailer
Silver linings have turned to golden opportunities for Radha and Manju as their struggles finally bear fruit.

[04/10/19 - 05:08 PM]
Video: Trailer Debut - Netflix's "Street Food" from the Creators of "Chef's Table"
Season one explores nine countries across Asia, highlighting the stories of perseverance that bring each country's cuisine and culture to life.

[04/10/19 - 02:01 PM]
HBO Renews Comedy Series "Barry" for a Third Season
The series launched its eight-episode second season on March 31.

[04/10/19 - 02:00 PM]
Video: Trailer - Chris Lilley's "Lunatics" Will Launch on April 19 Only on Netflix
The documentary examines the lives of six extraordinary individuals and explores the idea that people are not what they seem at first.

[04/10/19 - 12:00 PM]
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Station 19" TGIT Crossover Event Set for Thursday, May 2
The TGIT crossover event kicks off with an all-new episode of "Grey's Anatomy," entitled "What I Did for Love," where Maggie treats one of Station 19's own, and Jo learns a hard lesson.

[04/10/19 - 11:46 AM]
More Magical Adventures Await Viewers in Season Five of "Good Witch" Premiering June 9 on Hallmark Channel
The series was previously scheduled to return on Sunday, May 5.

[04/10/19 - 11:25 AM]
Discovery Touts Premium Ad Solutions, Top Portfolio in TV at New York Upfront
Discovery will announce its 2019-20 content slate across its market-leading portfolio of quality brands highlighted by Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Animal Planet, MotorTrend, Travel Channel and Science Channel.

[04/10/19 - 11:24 AM]
Discovery and YouTube Announce Multi-Year Live and On-Demand Programming Partnership
The following Discovery brands will launch on YouTube TV on April 10: the Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend.

[04/10/19 - 11:16 AM]
Jane Pauley Will Anchor, "No Exit!," A One-Hour CBS News Primetime Special Exploring America's Traffic Woes
The new one-hour special is scheduled to debut Friday, May 17 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/10/19 - 11:07 AM]
Season Six of Hallmark Channel's Hit Series "When Calls the Heart" Returns with a Special Two Night Event on May 5th and May 6th
Series star Erin Krakow announced the news on-air today in a special video message.

[04/10/19 - 11:01 AM]
Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted to Produce "71st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Airing Sunday, September 22, Live on FOX
"This marks the first Emmy Awards for FOX Entertainment as a new company, and we are taking a fresh direction by bringing together the two best, most inventive and most disruptive production companies to join forces on the show," said Rob Wade.

[04/10/19 - 11:00 AM]
Gayle King to Anchor "Meghan and Harry Plus One," A CBS News Special Marking the One-Year Anniversary of the Royal Couple and the Birth of Their First Child
The one-hour special will broadcast Friday, May 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/10/19 - 10:49 AM]
Video: First Teaser for "American Horror Story: 1984"
FX drops the first taste of the anthology's latest installment.

[04/10/19 - 10:15 AM]
30 for 30 "The Dominican Dream" to Premiere April 30 on ESPN
Said date will mark the first time "30 for 30" debuted the English and Spanish-language versions of a film simultaneously on both networks.

[04/10/19 - 10:01 AM]
ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates with Expanded "Summer Fun & Games" Lineup, Captivating Dramas and "The Bachelor" Franchise All Summer Long
In addition to bringing back the iconic "Press Your Luck" and "Card Sharks" to TV, ABC will launch two new alternative shows - "Holey Moley" and "Family Food Fight.

[04/10/19 - 09:53 AM]
For the First Time, Animal Planet Goes Behind the Scenes at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park in an All-New Series
Featuring two parks, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global is home to more than 700 species and 6,500 animals.

[04/10/19 - 09:03 AM]
Filming Commences on Carnival's "Belgravia" by Julian Fellowes for ITV and EPIX
Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister, Harriet Walter and Alice Eve star in the six-part limited series.

[04/10/19 - 09:02 AM]
Video: "Brene Brown: the Call to Courage" - Official Trailer - Netflix
With one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, the research professor and best-selling author challenges you to show up, step into the arena and answer the call to courage.

[04/10/19 - 09:01 AM]
Five-Part Miniseries "Chernobyl," An HBO/Sky Co-Production Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson, Debuts May 6 on HBO
The project dramatizes the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history, and tells the story of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation.

[04/10/19 - 08:35 AM]
Video: Wanda Sykes - Netflix Standup Special: Not Normal - Date Announcement
"Wanda Sykes: Not Normal" premieres May 21, only on Netflix.

[04/10/19 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off CBS in Tight Demo Race
"The Voice" and "NCIS" are the night's top two draws among adults 18-49.

[04/10/19 - 08:17 AM]
OWN Orders New Episodes of Hit Saturday Night Series "Ready to Love" and "Love & Marriage: Huntsville"
"These shows tackle the real deal when it comes to love, marriage and dating and have captivated audiences from the very beginning," said Jon Sinclair.

[04/10/19 - 07:51 AM]
Don't Get It Twisted - Khloe Kardashian Returns to Investigation Discovery with Twisted Tales of Poisoned Passions
The six-part new series "Twisted Love" explores what happens when love and affection spiral into a twisted web of extreme obsession and jealousy.

[04/10/19 - 07:50 AM]
Discovery and Science Channel Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing with Definitive Look at Historic Achievement - "Apollo: The Forgotten Films" (wt)
The project, premiering summer 2019, employs footage from a number of different resources including NASA Research Centers, The National Archives, and news reports of the time.

[04/10/19 - 07:43 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Takes Viewers on a Quest to Capture the First Image Ever of a Black Hole in "Black Hole Hunters"
On the heels of today's groundbreaking scientific announcement, the network will air a new one-hour documentary following a team of international scientists as they attempt to document the first-ever image of a black hole.

[04/10/19 - 07:33 AM]
"Netflix Is a Joke Radio" Channel to Broadcast Exclusively on SiriusXM Starting April 15
This is the first time the streaming company has worked in unison with another major subscription media company to create a new outlet for their content.

[04/10/19 - 07:25 AM]
MotorTrend and BBC Studios Announce the Coproduction of a Brand-New U.S. Format of "Top Gear America" (wt) Series, and MotorTrend Will Be Streaming "Top Gear UK" in the U.S. and Canada!
MotorTrend will also be the exclusive home to more than 60 fan favorite compilations over the life of the agreement.

[04/10/19 - 07:10 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - Netflix's "Chambers" - Not for the Faint of Heart
Netflix's newest horror series starring Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, and newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose, launches April 26.

[04/10/19 - 07:06 AM]
Video: "Lucifer" - Season 4 Teaser - Netflix
Reeling from the aftermath of Chloe seeing his devil face, Lucifer faces a new challenge: Eve, the original sinner herself, is back.

[04/10/19 - 07:01 AM]
Pop Culture Legend Robert Englund Scares Up Historical Tales of Terror in New Travel Channel Series "Shadows of History" (wt)
With the help of historians and scholars, Englund makes every one-hour episode an immersive experience designed to raise goose bumps and quicken pulses.

[04/10/19 - 06:30 AM]
Judy Tygard Named Executive Producer of "48 Hours"
Tygard will oversee all aspects of the acclaimed crime and justice broadcast, which has been Saturday's #1 non-sports primetime program for more than a decade.

[04/09/19 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 9
Updates include: Hulu orders final season of "Future Man"; Richard E. Grant, Sally Field cast in AMC's "Dispatches from Elsewhere"; and "High Fidelity" TV series moves from Disney+ to Hulu.

[04/09/19 - 02:01 PM]
Video: KJ Apa And Maia Mitchell in the Last Summer - Trailer and Key Art Debut!
Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.

[04/09/19 - 01:34 PM]
2019 "Monday Night Football" Preseason Schedule
Raiders, Cardinals, 49ers and Broncos will be featured in the network's two offerings.

[04/09/19 - 12:12 PM]
Season Two of "Our Cartoon President" to Premiere on Sunday, May 12th at 8 PM ET/PT on Showtime
The opener will feature an animated appearance from "Queer Eye's" Jonathan Van Ness.

[04/09/19 - 12:07 PM]
Documentary Series "On Tour with Asperger's Are Us," Following a Comedy Troupe of People with Asperger Syndrome on Their First Cross-Country Tour, Debuts April 30 on HBO
This intimate, humorous series is an underdog story that features a group of talented and funny performers who embrace shared challenges while working toward one overarching goal: to make people laugh.

[04/09/19 - 11:09 AM]
"The Whole Truth with Sunny Hostin" (wt) Revealed in New Investigation Discovery Series
During the six-episode run, Hostin travels across America to explore the stories behind some of the most controversial homicides the nation has ever seen.







  [april 2019]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[10/12/19 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Holds Onto Demo Crown
FOX's telecast is still the adults 18-49 champ, but down over 28% from last week's network debut.

[10/11/19 - 02:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Family Dance Competition Series "Disney Fam Jam"
Each episode of the competition series will feature two families hitting the floor in three unique rounds of dance battles to see which family will be crowned "Disney Fam Jam" Champs.

[10/11/19 - 10:34 AM]
truTV's "The Carbonaro Effect" Returns Nov. 7
In these all-new eight half-hour episodes, viewers will watch in disbelief as Michael raises the spirt and body of a nun and takes the phrases "cat lady" and "grass fed beef" literally.

[10/11/19 - 10:06 AM]
Rare Maps Used to Investigate Mysteries in New Science Channel Series "Unexplained and Unexplored" Premiering Sunday, November 10 at 10PM
Explorers Justin Fornal and Emiliano Ruprah use historical maps as well as modern imaging techniques to examine these and other mysteries in a new eight-episode series.

[10/11/19 - 10:01 AM]
ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform Will Present the First Episode of the Upcoming Disney+ Original Series, "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," on Friday, Nov. 8
Said airing comes in advance of the series' bow on the highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+ (launching Tuesday, November 12).

[10/11/19 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access' "The Stand" Welcomes Additional Cast Members
Eion Bailey, Katherine McNamara and Hamish Linklater are the latest on tap.

[10/11/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Stays on Top with "Thursday Night Football"
The network's NFL coverage continues its reign in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/11/19 - 06:55 AM]
YouTube Announces Two New Projects in Celebration of International Day of the Girl
Together with the Obama Foundation's Girls Opportunity Alliance, YouTube Originals will create a dynamic learning special to spark a conversation around the global state of adolescent girls education.

[10/11/19 - 06:12 AM]
MTV's "Floribama Shore" Heads to St. Petersburg, FL for New Season Premiering Thursday, November 14th at 8PM ET/PT with Back-to-Back Episodes
Following a dramatic wrap-up in Panama City Beach last season, "Floribama Shore," the #1 series in its time period, heads south to take over a new city for another wild summer.

[10/10/19 - 02:00 PM]
Actor, Singer, Host Extraordinaire Wayne Brady Joins "Black Lightning" as Gravedigger
Tyson "Gravedigger" Spikes is a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a "super soldier" after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise.

[10/10/19 - 02:00 PM]
October Is Fang-Tastic on ABC as the Network Treats Viewers to Halloween-Themed Episodes and Classic Specials
Classic Halloween specials "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "Toy Story OF TERROR!" also return for encore performances.

[10/10/19 - 01:45 PM]
Oscar and Emmy Winner Holly Hunter to Star as Sally Yates in CBS Television Studios Miniseries
She joins the previously announced Jeff Daniels as James Comey, Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe and Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey.

[10/10/19 - 01:01 PM]
All-New Holiday Special "How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming," Based on the Hugely Popular Dreamworks Animation Film Trilogy, to Air Dec. 3 at 8:30 P.M. ET/PT on NBC
The special will feature the return of Jay Baruchel as the voice of Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid, Gerard Butler as Stoick, Craig Ferguson as Gobber and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs.

[10/10/19 - 12:30 PM]
Freeform Rounds Up the Cast for Pilot "Close Up" from "How to Get Away with Murder's" Pete Nowalk and ABC Signature Studios
Plus: Natalie Chaidez joins as showrunner with Alex Kalymnios set to direct.

[10/10/19 - 12:28 PM]
Video: YouTube Debuts Official Trailer and Announces Inaugural Authors for New "BookTube" Learning Series
A new episode will air the third Thursday of each month.