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    [saturday, november 30, 2019]    
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[11/30/19 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Win Demo Race
The network takes home the adults 18-49 honors while CBS remains the most-watched broadcaster.

[11/29/19 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29
Updates include: Andy Samberg to host Quibi's "Biggest Little Cook-Off"; Netflix's "Medici" sets cast for final season; and HBO Max acquires crime drama "White House Farm."

[11/29/19 - 11:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Wins Thanksgiving for NBC
The network's primetime telecast of the Saints at Falcons dominates the night in all categories.

[11/29/19 - 08:03 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Originals Top Viewers, Demos
A new "Survivor: Island of the Idols" is the evening's most-watched program.

[11/27/19 - 11:09 PM]
Netflix Introduces the World of "The Gift," The Second Turkish Original Series
Experience the mystical journey of Atiye as she unlocks the mystery behind a hidden past that interconnects with the ancient and the modern day.

[11/27/19 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
"NCIS" helps push the Eye in front among both categories.

[11/27/19 - 07:45 AM]
BBC Two Commissions "The Tech Transformers" (w/t)
The four-episode documentary series will air on HBO in the United States.

[11/26/19 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 26
Updates include: BET+ renews "First Wives Club" TV series; CBS All Access nixes "Strange Angel"; and Netflix pulls the plug on "MST3K" reboot series.

[11/26/19 - 11:18 AM]
New Year, New Batch of Talented Young Bakers on the New Season of "Kids Baking Championship"
Food Network's staple returns Monday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/26/19 - 11:17 AM]
Kit Hoover and Dan Schachner Host First Ever "Give a Dog a Home Live!" Special Edition
Animal Planet's two-hour special will air live from the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, a state-of-the-art pet adoption center, in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/26/19 - 11:07 AM]
Oxygen Debuts New Series "An Unexpected Killer" Premiering on Thursday, December 5 at 8PM ET/PT
Each standalone episode takes viewers on a riveting ride that explores a jaw-dropping murder investigation in which detectives discover the killer is someone completely shocking and unexpected.

[11/26/19 - 10:33 AM]
2020 Is the "Year of the Rabbit" on IFC
Matt Berry's new comedy premieres Wednesday, February 19 at 10:30/9:30c on the cable channel.

[11/26/19 - 10:00 AM]
Nick Cannon to Host All-New Holiday Clip Show Special "Nick Cannon's Hit Viral Videos - Holidays 2019," Airing Monday, Dec. 16 on FOX
Cannon and his special celebrity guests showcase the funniest and most unbelievable viral videos, from comical holiday mishaps to adorable pets to mischievous kids - and everything in between.

[11/26/19 - 09:45 AM]
Blake Griffin Tapped to Host "31 Days of Holiday Survival" December Programming Event on Comedy Central
As host, Griffin will star in interstitial sketches complementing "31 Days" programming on Comedy Central, with additional content rolling out on social and digital platforms throughout the month.

[11/26/19 - 09:06 AM]
"The New Pope" Debuts January 13
The follow-up to 2017's "The Young Pope," HBO's new installment dives into the inner workings of the Vatican, while exploring the very human desires, vices and fragilities of those in power and the complexities inherent in faith today.

[11/26/19 - 09:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces New Docu-Series "Gossip Starring Cindy Adams"
Scheduled to premiere in 2021, the series will be produced by Imagine Documentaries in cooperation with the New York Post.

[11/26/19 - 09:00 AM]
"I Love Lucy Christmas Special," A New One-Hour Special Featuring Two Episodes of the Classic Series, to Be Broadcast Friday, Dec. 20 on CBS
Said installment features "The Christmas Episode" and the newly colorized "Paris at Last."

[11/26/19 - 08:18 AM]
New Episodes of Four Fan Favorite HGTV Series Return Beginning in December
"My Lottery Dream Home," "Property Brothers: Forever Home," "Christina on the Coast" and "Home Town" are all due back in the coming weeks.

[11/26/19 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Honors
The Alphabet however is the most-watched network overall last night.

[11/26/19 - 07:01 AM]
Lucy Hale to Join Ryan Seacrest as New Co-Host in Times Square and Billy Porter to Host New Orleans Festivities for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020"
Returning to the show for her third year, multiplatinum-selling artist Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities.

[11/25/19 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 25
Updates include: Dane Dehaan boards "Lisey's Story" at Apple TV+; BET's "American Soul" taps guest roles; and Katrina Lenk to recur on CBS's "Tommy."

[11/25/19 - 03:49 PM]
The CW Network Set to Air Annual Benefit Concert "America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 3" on Friday, December 27, 2019
Billy Gibbons hosts the benefit concert and is joined by guitar legends including George Thorogood, Warren Haynes, Nancy Wilson, Steve Lukather, Charlie Starr and Ellis Hall.

[11/25/19 - 01:03 PM]
Alton Brown Joins Anne Burrell to Mentor Fresh Crop of Kitchen Disasters in Brand-New Season of "Worst Cooks in America"
The latest installment premieres Sunday, January 5 on Food Network.

[11/25/19 - 12:57 PM]
Newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman Cast in a Lead Role in Ryan Murphy's "The Prom"
Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, and Ariana DeBose also star in the feature adaptation of the award-winning stage musical.

[11/25/19 - 12:43 PM]
Video: Apple TV+ Releases a "First-Look" Clip of "Truth Be Told" Featuring Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award Winner, Aaron Paul
The first three episodes will premiere globally on December 6, with a new episode rolling out each week on Fridays through January 10.

[11/25/19 - 11:23 AM]
All New Season of "Twin Turbos" Returns to Discovery Channel on Monday, December 9th
The father-son duo is back to continue the family tradition of designing and fabricating some of the world's most innovative custom cars.

[11/25/19 - 11:01 AM]
New PBS Series "Expedition with Steve Backshall" Features Modern-Day Adventurer Tackling Stunning World Firsts in Unexplored Corners of the Planet
The new 10-episode series launches Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/25/19 - 10:30 AM]
CBS All Access Launches Children's Programming
The service also announced today that a library of Nickelodeon programming will be available to subscribers, starting with select titles in January.

[11/25/19 - 10:01 AM]
Netflix Proud to Preserve New York's Iconic Paris Theatre
Today Netflix announced a lease agreement to keep the theater open and save the beloved institution.

[11/25/19 - 09:54 AM]
Golf Channel Announces Holiday Programming to Cap 2019 Golf Season
Highlights include "Feherty - Brilliantly Stupid Not So Special Year-End Special" on Tuesday, November 26.

[11/25/19 - 09:51 AM]
Video: "Michelle Wolf: Joke Show" - Netflix Standup Comedy Special Trailer
In her upcoming special, the comedian dissects the differences between men and women, explores gender equality, explains why society should be a little "less" woke and more, all the while, constantly defying expectations.

[11/25/19 - 09:27 AM]
Uzo Aduba to Interview Lupita Nyong'o in Season Finale of Ovation's "Inside the Actors Studio"
After featuring a robust season of talented actors and directors, Ovation finishes an impressive season with two formidable women on the Actors Studio stage.

[11/25/19 - 09:16 AM]
Video: YouTube Debuts Official Trailer for All-New YouTube Learning Series "Retro Tech"
Marques Brownlee hosts the series, premiering Monday, December 2.

[11/25/19 - 09:16 AM]
Mickey Mouse and His Pals Ring in the Holiday Season with New Stop-Motion On-Air Interstitials on Disney Junior
A collaboration between Disney Junior and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the interstitials find the sensational six celebrating the holidays together with a visit to a wintery cabin where they are met with the magic of the season.

[11/25/19 - 09:12 AM]
Video: Official Trailer Released for "68 Whiskey" - Paramount Network's New Scripted Comedic Drama from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment & CBS Television Studios
Blending intense drama with irreverent humor, "68 Whiskey" follows a multicultural band of Army medics stationed in Afghanistan on a base nicknamed "The Orphanage."

[11/25/19 - 09:01 AM]
"Sex Education" Season 2 Premieres January 17
Netflix broke the news this morning on social media.

[11/25/19 - 09:00 AM]
Two-Time Grammy(R) Award-Winner and 2017 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient Ll Cool J to Host "The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to Be Broadcast Sunday, Dec. 15 on CBS
The Honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts - whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television.

[11/25/19 - 08:40 AM]
The Third and Final Season of "Anne with an E" Premieres January 3
Netflix confirms the show's upcoming season will be its last.

[11/25/19 - 08:39 AM]
Dream Big with New Season of "Impossible Engineering" Premiering New Years Day on Science Channel
This season, viewers will journey to Dubai, London, Whistler, Rotterdam and beyond as experts examine some of the most mind-blowing engineering marvels around the world.

[11/25/19 - 08:26 AM]
PBS Presents Winter 2020 Programming Lineup, Including New "Masterpiece" Dramas "Sanditon" and "Howards End," and Adventure Series "Expedition with Steve Backshall"
The season is also filled with thematic programming which dives into the diverse culture, food and history that help shape the United States.

[11/25/19 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with NFL Coverage
"Sunday Night Football" puts the network in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/19 - 08:00 AM]
Video: AMC Shares a Sneak Peek at Jason Segel's "Dispatches from Elsewhere"
The 10-hour series is centered around four ordinary people who feel there's something missing in their lives, but they can't quite put their finger on what it is.

[11/25/19 - 06:46 AM]
Video: "Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show" - Official Trailer - Netflix
From Kenya Barris comes a hilarious new sketch comedy show centered around the Black experience.

[11/25/19 - 06:10 AM]
"Call the Midwife" Holiday Special Premieres on Wednesday, December 25, 9:00-10:30pm ET on PBS
The series will then return for its ninth season in March 2020.

[11/25/19 - 06:03 AM]
Starz Announces International Direct to Consumer Streaming App
For approximately $5 (US) per month, subscribers in select countries have the opportunity to enjoy instant access to hundreds of movies and series.

[11/25/19 - 06:03 AM]
CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. Announce Expected Closing Date of Merger
Immediately following the closing, the combined company will be renamed "ViacomCBS Inc."

[11/24/19 - 06:11 PM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winner Julia Ormond Joins the Cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead: World Beyond"
The third series in The Walking Dead Universe is currently filming in and around Richmond, VA and set to premiere in spring 2020.

[11/24/19 - 09:07 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football on ABC Holds Off Competition
The Alphabet edges FOX in both total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[11/24/19 - 06:04 AM]
The Shooting of "Paranormal," Kicks Off
Netflix's first foray into Egyptian drama started on November 17 in Cairo.

[11/23/19 - 02:50 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "SmackDown" Continue Demo Win Streak
The network has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for eight consecutive Fridays.







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[12/13/19 - 11:44 AM]
A Call of the Wildcats, "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special" Debuts on ABC Owned TV Stations Beginning Saturday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 20, on Disney+
The special takes viewers to the "High School Musical" set during filming in 2005, including archived video from the "Zac Cam" behind the scenes as filmed by Zac Efron with Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Alyson Reed and Olesya Rulin.

[12/13/19 - 10:06 AM]
Jennifer Hudson Returns to "Voice" Stage Along with Black Eyed Peas, Luke Combs, Lady Antebellum, Dua Lipa and Season 16 Winner Maelyn to Perform on Live "Voice" Finale Airing Tuesday, Dec. 17
The season finale will also feature special musical collaborations with the Top 4 finalists, which will be announced soon.

[12/13/19 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere" Premieres March 18th
Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller, "Little Fires Everywhere" follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

[12/13/19 - 09:22 AM]
"Delicious Miss Brown" Returns with Brand-New Menu of Southern Dishes, Family Traditions and Sea Island Culture
The series returns to Food Network on Sunday, January 5.

[12/13/19 - 09:00 AM]
TBS' "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Visits Hong Kong
"There was a huge march the day we left of hundreds of thousands of people - I'm sure it was in celebration of us being there and not people being excited we were leaving," said Bee.

[12/13/19 - 08:22 AM]
MTV Studios and Quibi Tap Keke Palmer to Host "Singled Out"
"I am thrilled to be hosting 'Singled Out'" said Keke Palmer. "To be able to reimagine this show for my generation and on a new platform is so exciting. Can't wait for you guys to see what we have in store!"

[12/13/19 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Holds Onto Top Spot for FOX
The network leads the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/13/19 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Dracula" - Teaser - Netflix
Claes Bang stars as Dracula in this brand-new series inspired by Bram Stoker's classic novel.

[12/12/19 - 11:15 PM]
Video: "The Gift" - Trailer - Netflix
A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past.

[12/12/19 - 03:15 PM]
Amazon Studios Orders Fourth Season of the Award-Winning Comedy "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"We were thrilled to hear that for the fourth time, we do not have to pack up and vacate the premises," said Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.

[12/12/19 - 02:11 PM]
"Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts" Explores a Colorful Post-Apocalypse with a Cast Including Karen Fukuhara, Sterling K. Brown, John Hodgman, GZA, and More!
The animated series premieres Tuesday, January 14 on Netflix.

[12/12/19 - 01:50 PM]
Lifetime's New Documentary Film Series "Hopelessly in Love" Explores Iconic and Tragic Celebrity Unions in Pop Culture History as a Three-Week Event This January
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Andre Rison; Faith Evans and Notorious B.I.G.; and Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead are the featured topics.

[12/12/19 - 01:01 PM]
IFC's "Brockmire" Swings for the Fences in Its Fourth and Final Season Premiering in March 2020
Returning for the series' final season are Amanda Peet, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Katie Finneran.

[12/12/19 - 12:55 PM]
HBO Documentary Films Acquires David France's "Welcome to Chechnya" Ahead of Its World Premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival
This searing documentary shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya.

[12/12/19 - 12:38 PM]
Revenge Action Film "Sweet Girl" Adds Cast
In the Netflix film, a devastated husband (Jason Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife's death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Isabela Merced).