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    [saturday, august 17, 2019]    
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[08/17/19 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
Said networks share the honors on a repeat heavy evening.

[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Silicon Valley" Returns October 27 for Sixth and Final Season
The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta
The HBO series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Two Episodes of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" for Free Early Sampling
The 10-episode series will officially premiere Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie to Create "Agent King," An Animated Adult Action Comedy Featuring Elvis Presley as a Covert Government Agent, for Netflix
Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner on the project.

[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
Hot Dog! "Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures," A New Chapter of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," Debuts Monday, Oct. 14
That same day, a new series of shorts, "Hot Diggity-Dog Tales" starring Mickey and "mouse's best friend" Pluto will also debut on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
"Raising Dion," Starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young and Michael B. Jordan, Comes to Netflix on October 4
The series is the story of a widowed mother who must protect her son after he starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
"Peaky Blinders" - Season 5 to Launch Friday October 4th, at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, "Peaky Blinders" follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament.

[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
NFL Films' "A Lifetime of Sundays" to Debut on ESPN and ABC in Celebration of the NFL's 100th Season
The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated Video on Demand until September 15 when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.

[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
AMC Commissions Three Part Drama "Quiz," Directed by Stephen Frears and Produced by Left Bank Pictures
The project stars Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson and Aisling Bea.

[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: A&E to wrap "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" with two-hour special; NBCUniversal's streaming service adds two projects; and Ewan McGregor to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to Direct Aubrey Plaza in Feature Comedy "Hope" for Netflix
The comedic duo are following their female-driven comedy "The Breaker Upperers," which they also co-wrote and starred in, and premiered on Netflix in February.

[08/15/19 - 01:15 PM]
"To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" Premieres February 12 on Netflix
The sequel will be followed by a third film: "To All the Boys: Always and Forever Lara Jean," already in production.

[08/15/19 - 12:00 PM]
"Love, Simon" Begins Production for Disney+
The half-hour series from 20th Century Fox Television returns to the world of the 2018 groundbreaking hit movie, "Love, Simon."

[08/15/19 - 11:04 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Announces Live Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Coverage on Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 P.M. Eastern
As part of its Votegasm 2020 coverage, the series will air live at 11:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Central and react in real time across its social media accounts.

[08/15/19 - 10:30 AM]
30 for 30 "Rodman: For Better or Worse" to Premiere September 10 on ESPN
The film, directed by Emmy-winning director Todd Kapostasy, is billed as the unfettered and definitive look at the life and career of Dennis Rodman.

[08/15/19 - 09:30 AM]
"The Kominsky Method" Season 2 Premieres October 25 on Netflix
Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are back for a new season of the comedy series.

[08/15/19 - 09:30 AM]
E! Greenlights New Reality Sitcom "Meet the Frasers"
Following Rhode Island's local celebrity couple, 28-year-old psychic medium Matt Fraser and his pageant queen girlfriend, 21-year-old Alexa Papigiotis, the docu-series will showcase their lives, careers, and their very involved extended families.

[08/15/19 - 09:30 AM]
BET Networks Announces New Legal Thriller "Sacrifice" Starring Paula Patton
The film will premiere on BET's new streaming service BET+ in 2020.

[08/15/19 - 08:47 AM]
"La Casa De Las Flores" Season 2 Premieres October 18 on Netflix
In this dark comedy, a wealthy matriarch tries to maintain her family's facade of perfection after her husband's mistress exposes their dirty secrets.

[08/15/19 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Off Demo Competition; NBC Tops Total Viewers
The time period premiere of "America's Got Talent" leads the night in both categories.

[08/15/19 - 07:07 AM]
Video: Dave Chappelle Netflix Standup Comedy Special Trailer - "Sticks & Stones"
The comedian's fifth special for the streaming service drops August 26, only on Netflix.

[08/14/19 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 14
Updates include: HBO orders "Skate Kitchen"-inspired comedy to series; Tiffany Lonsdale joins the cast of Freeform's "Siren"; and Josh Berman to bring "St. Elmo's Fire" TV series to NBC.

[08/14/19 - 05:45 PM]
Video: Watch the New "9-1-1" Season Three Trailer!
Season three launches Monday, September 23 on FOX.

[08/14/19 - 01:16 PM]
Ensemble Cast Set for Horror Film "There's Someone Inside Your House"
Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Dale Whibley, Jesse LaTourette, Burkely Duffield and Diego Josef star in the Netflix project, based on the book by Stephanie Perkins.

[08/14/19 - 12:31 PM]
Video: "The Masked Singer" - America's Favorite Guessing Game Has an All-New Promo
The series returns for its second season with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, September 25.

[08/14/19 - 12:21 PM]
Video: "Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The revival special premieres this Friday, August 16 on the streaming service.

[08/14/19 - 12:00 PM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Gary Owen: #DoinWhatIDo" - Owen's Fourth Stand-Up Comedy Special for Network to Premiere Saturday, September 7
The hour-long special was filmed at Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio.

[08/14/19 - 11:30 AM]
Paranormal Pioneers Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango Star in New Series "Ghost Nation" on Travel Channel
The 10-episode series launches Friday, October 11 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[08/14/19 - 11:10 AM]
HGTV Orders 13 New Episodes of Christina Anstead's Breakout Solo Docu-Series "Christina on the Coast"
New episodes are slated to premiere in early 2020.

[08/14/19 - 11:00 AM]
"Crank Yankers" Returns to Comedy Central(R) September 25 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
Season five will feature beloved characters such as Spoonie Luv, Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, The Truth, Terrence Catheter, Mr. Birchum and more.

[08/14/19 - 10:33 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and Charter Communications Announce Comprehensive Distribution Agreement
The new agreement contemplates Charter's future distribution of Disney's streaming services, including Hulu, ESPN+ and the soon-to-be-launched Disney+.

[08/14/19 - 10:01 AM]
Syfy's "Van Helsing" Season 4 Premieres September 27
"Van Helsing" is a total re-imagination of a timeless brand, set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires.

[08/14/19 - 10:00 AM]
Emmy Award and Golden Globe Nominee Elizabeth Perkins Joins Denis Leary in FOX's Holiday-Themed Comedy, "A Moody Christmas"
Perkins will play the matriarch of the Moodys, a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional, family of five, all of whom return home to Chicago for the holidays, hiding secrets from each other.

[08/14/19 - 09:34 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights Two "Beyond the Headlines" Documentaries on "NXIVM Cult" and "The College Admissions Scandal" with Journalist Gretchen Carlson
The full "Ripped from the Headlines" movie slate will kick off starting September 21, and will premiere a new movie each week for four consecutive Saturdays.

[08/14/19 - 09:21 AM]
"The Wheel of Time" on Prime Casts Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoe Robins, Barney Harris & Madeleine Madden
They'll join Rosamund Pike in the Amazon series, based on the fantasy novels by Robert Jordan.

[08/14/19 - 09:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Top Charts
The Peacock holds onto top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/14/19 - 09:02 AM]
Video: "Styling Hollywood" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Celebrity stylist Jason Bolden and interior designer Adair Curtis are giving you an exclusive look at your favorite Hollywood looks and digs.

[08/14/19 - 09:01 AM]
Season Two of the High-Flying Emmy(R) Award-Nominated "Star Wars Resistance" Premieres Sunday, Oct. 6, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
The new season takes place during the events of "The Last Jedi" leading up to "The Rise of Skywalker," as Kaz and the team continue to fight against the threat of the First Order, culminating in an epic series finale.

[08/14/19 - 09:01 AM]
Comedy Central Greenlights New Interview-Based Series from Phoebe Robinson
In this half-hour, 10-episode untitled series, Robinson will create experiences with her guests that take us into their world and out of her comfort zone.

[08/14/19 - 08:55 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Investigates the Destructive Power and Life-Spawning Aftermath of Volcanoes in Two New Films
"Volcanoes: Dual Destruction" and "Islands of Fire" premiere on September 8 and 15, respectively.

[08/14/19 - 08:31 AM]
"Flip or Flop" Continues to Deliver Strong Live Plus Three-Day Ratings For HGTV
HGTV further spins the numbers for Thursday, August 8.

[08/14/19 - 07:32 AM]
Sacha Baron Cohen Stars in "The Spy," A Limited Series Written and Directed by Emmy-Winner Gideon Raff
The Netflix series, due on September 6, tells the story of Eli Cohen, a real-life former Mossad agent who successfully went undercover in Syria in the early 1960s.

[08/14/19 - 07:06 AM]
Video: "13 Reasons Why" Season 3 Final Trailer: Who Killed Bryce Walker? - Netflix
As previously announced, the show's latest season drops August 23 on the streaming service.

[08/14/19 - 07:02 AM]
Video: SundanceTV Releases New Teaser and Key Art for Season 2 of "This Close"
The expanded second season, featuring eight, half-hour episodes, will air with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, and the following week on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20.

[08/14/19 - 05:31 AM]
Hallmark Channel & PEDIGREE Foundation Team Up for Televised Benefit Concert
The show will air on Hallmark Channel on Monday, October 14 (time TBA).

[08/13/19 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 13
Updates include: NBC expands third season of "Good Girls"; Ashley Park cast in Paramount Network's "Emily in Paris"; and HBO Max fills out cast of Anna Kendrick's "Love Life."

[08/13/19 - 03:02 PM]
Video: "Falling Inn Love" Starring Christina Milian - Official Trailer - Netflix
After losing her job and her boyfriend, city girl Gabriela (Milian) spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn.







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[04/06/20 - 12:30 PM]
FOX Entertainment Renews Animated Comedy "Duncanville" for a Second Season
Season-to-date, the series averages 2.3 million multiplatform viewers and is FOX's most-streamed new comedy this season, while its premiere is FOX's most-streamed animated debut on record (7-day average).

[04/06/20 - 12:30 PM]
Meredith Corporation's People and The CW Network Team Up for a Two-Hour Primetime Special Event
"People Presents Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion" airs Wednesday, April 22 on The CW Network.

[04/06/20 - 11:52 AM]
HGTV Fan-Favorite Juggernaut "House Hunters" Serves Up New Premiere Episodes Three Nights a Week at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Beginning Tuesday, April 7, House Hunters and House Hunters International, the popular series where homebuyers make purchase decisions after touring three potential houses, will premiere with new episodes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

[04/06/20 - 10:59 AM]
Cartoon Network Launches Initiative to Help Kids Stay Safe, Creative and Entertained During COVID-19 Crisis
The initiative will draw on the network's unique blend of humor and heart, with characters and stories kids know and love.

[04/06/20 - 10:41 AM]
ID Greenlights Sequel to "Tail" of Big Cats and Criminal Acts in "Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic"
ID's definitive sequel delves into the biggest mystery in true crime today, helmed by the biggest character in the world: Joe Exotic, himself.

[04/06/20 - 10:30 AM]
CBS' Freshman Series "All Rise" Returns to Production to Virtually Produce a Timely Episode That Reflects the Current State of Social Distancing for the Criminal Justice System
The new episode will air Monday, May 4 on the CBS Television Network.

[04/06/20 - 10:00 AM]
"Millionaire Live," A New Play-Along App with Cash Prizes, Now Available for Download Ahead of the Premiere of ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," Wednesday, April 8
Kay Adams will be hosting the app which offers America the chance to play in a live game beginning five minutes after the end of each episode (ET time).

[04/06/20 - 09:14 AM]
Starz Greenlights "Black Mafia Family" from Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
The series is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980's and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country.

[04/06/20 - 09:10 AM]
Global Broadcast Networks, World Health Organization (WHO), Global Citizen and Cavalcade of Stars Join Forces for "One World: Together at Home"
The show will lift viewer's spirits with exclusive, special cameos from the worlds of music and arts, sports superstars, and comedic sketches, while always drawing back to its core purpose - to educate and inform on COVID-19 risks, prevention and response.

[04/06/20 - 09:01 AM]
Global Broadcast Networks, World Health Organization (WHO), Global Citizen and a Cavalcade of Stars Join Forces for "One World: Together at Home" to Help Raise Funds and Address the Fight Against COVID-19 Set for Saturday, April 18
The two-hour program will be hosted by a trio of network late-night hosts: Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert and will include performances from the world's biggest artists with multimillion-dollar pledges to the WHO's Solidarity Response Fund.

[04/06/20 - 09:00 AM]
ViacomCBS Networks to Air "One World: Together at Home," A Global Special to Celebrate and Support Frontline Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Saturday, April 18
The ViacomCBS brands airing the special include broadcast networks CBS in the U.S., Channel 5 in the UK, Network 10 in Australia, and Telefe in Argentina; BET and MTV globally across 180+ countries; and CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1 in the U.S.

[04/06/20 - 08:14 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The Alphabet is once again the network to beat among adults 18-49.

[04/06/20 - 08:04 AM]
Thrilling Action Films Available to Stream on HBO, TBS and TNT
This week, we are highlighting exciting action movies that are available to stream on HBO, TBS and TNT while staying safe at home.

[04/06/20 - 07:10 AM]
HBO Documentary "Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections" Available to Stream for Free
The timely film takes a deep dive into the weaknesses of today's election technology.

[04/06/20 - 06:31 AM]
Award-Winning Music Icon James Taylor Will Serve as the Mega Mentor on Season 18 of "The Voice"
As "The Voice" Mega Mentor, Taylor will join the coaches to mentor the artists remaining from the Battle Rounds and prepare each team for the Knockout Rounds, which will begin airing Monday, April 13.