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[05/28/20 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 28
Updates include: Elizabeth Klaviter to run "Clarice" at CBS; YouTube's "Cobra Kai" expected to get a new home; and TV series based on feature "Upgrade" in the works from Blumhouse Television.

[05/28/20 - 04:06 PM]
Season 2 of "Dishmantled" Is Coming Soon to Quibi
The Tituss Burgess-hosted series will be back on the streaming service.

[05/28/20 - 04:04 PM]
Video: "Japan Sinks: 2020" - Official Trailer - Netflix
From director Masaaki Yuasa, the project marks the first anime adaptation of the bestselling science fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu.

[05/28/20 - 02:36 PM]
HBO Max Greenlights "Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020"
Said event is inspired by Laura Benanti's online movement #SunshineSongs, in which she offered to be an audience for the students around the country whose spring musicals were cancelled because of COVID-19.

[05/28/20 - 01:52 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary of Alex Honnold's Historic Ascent of El Capitan with a "Jared Leto Cinema Club" Virtual Viewing Party of "Free Solo" on Wednesday, June 3, at Noon PT
Leto will also be releasing a "Free Solo"-inspired T-shirt with 100% of the profits being donated to two organizations - the Honnold Foundation and Partners in Health.

[05/28/20 - 01:19 PM]
BET+ Announces June 4 Launch Date for New Comedy Series "All the Way Black" Hosted by Comedian Chris Spencer
Rich in nostalgia, half-hour episodes string together clips that focus on a theme and are punctuated by hilarious color commentary of iconic moments in black pop culture from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

[05/28/20 - 12:20 PM]
Apple Orders "Hedy Lamarr," Starring and Executive Produced by Gal Gadot
The project, written and executive produced by Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Treem, was previously set up at Showtime.

[05/28/20 - 11:24 AM]
Oxygen's "Snapped" to Unravel the Infamous Case of Betty Broderick Premiering Wednesday, July 15, at 8PM ET/PT
Convicted of murdering her ex-husband, Dan Broderick and his new wife, Linda Broderick on November 5, 1989, "Snapped" investigates the tale of a woman scorned, a shattered family, and a violent double-murder. For a sneak peek,

[05/28/20 - 11:17 AM]
All-New "American Chopper" Special Brings Motorcycle Mania Back to Discovery Channel, Airing Tuesday, June 9
The infamous father-son duo have been on a wild ride, and now after spending years trying to rebuild their fractured relationship, they return to the garage where it all started in hopes of building a custom bike together for the first time in over a decade.

[05/28/20 - 11:15 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Invites Viewers Inside for Food, Family and Behind-the-Scenes Fun in "Giada at Home 2.0"
In this intimate six-episode series, Giada welcomes viewers into her kitchen for her favorite recipes for easy, casual summer entertaining, tips for every meal and some behind-the-scenes fun with her family.

[05/28/20 - 11:10 AM]
New Homes and New Babies Abound When the Duggars Return in the All-New Season of "Counting On"
The series returns with new episodes on Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/28/20 - 11:00 AM]
British Television and Radio Host and Format Creator Richard Bacon Inks Overall Producing Deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal Television
"I'm really excited to be joining the NBCUniversal family," said Bacon. "Everyone there is a massive joy to work with and we're already having tremendous fun on a couple of projects. Can't wait for more."

[05/28/20 - 11:00 AM]
Tara Duncan Named President of Freeform
Duncan joins the network from her overall deal at Hulu.

[05/28/20 - 11:00 AM]
CMT Adds More Star Power to "CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special" Premiering Wednesday, June 3 at 8 PM ET/PT on CMT with Three Network Simulcast
The uplifting celebration and two-hour virtual tribute brings together country music's biggest names to recognize the most vital and inspirational Americans on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

[05/28/20 - 11:00 AM]
Animal Planet Pulls Back the Curtain as the Irwins Take Working from Home to a New Level at Australia Zoo During the COVID-19 Pandemic in "Crikey! It's the Irwins: Life in Lockdown"
Additionally, Animal Planet has greenlit season three of the series which will premiere later this year.

[05/28/20 - 10:44 AM]
Paul Feig to Direct "The School for Good and Evil" for Netflix
Best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where fairytale legacies go to school: the School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains.

[05/28/20 - 10:29 AM]
Starz Announces Pick Up of Re-Imagined "Step Up" Series from Lionsgate Television
With a new premium approach, the series will feature many popular characters from previous seasons of the series, while expanding the scope and storytelling as a 10-episode original series.

[05/28/20 - 10:20 AM]
Hulu Original Film "Palm Springs," Starring Andy Samberg, to Premiere Friday, July 10th
Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher also star in the project.

[05/28/20 - 10:04 AM]
HBO Max Reveals "Doom Patrol" Season Two Key Art
Season two premieres Thursday, June 25 on HBO Max and DC Universe.

[05/28/20 - 10:01 AM]
MTV Adds "Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly D and Vinny" to Its Powerhouse Thursday Night
The new series will debut with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, June 25 following an all-new episode of "Double Shot at Love.

[05/28/20 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme" - Trailer (Official) - A Hulu Documentary
Before the world knew of the Broadway musicals "In the Heights" and "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda started an improv hip-hop group called Freestyle Love Supreme.

[05/28/20 - 09:59 AM]
CBS All Access' New Unscripted Series "The Thomas John Experience" to Premiere on Thursday, June 4
Throughout the season, Thomas journeys across America using his ability to connect unsuspecting everyday people with those on the other side.

[05/28/20 - 09:49 AM]
Bravo's "Below Deck Sailing Yacht" Joins "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: @ Home" for a Virtual Reunion on Monday, June 1 at 8PM ET/PT
Host Andy Cohen "virtually" sits down for the most ambitious reunion with the crew of Parsifal III, quarantined from around the globe.

[05/28/20 - 09:24 AM]
Discovery and Science Channel to Go Live at Next NASA Launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule
The next launch attempt has been re-scheduled for Saturday, May 30, and Discovery and Science Channel will be there to document the historic moment.

[05/28/20 - 09:09 AM]
Video: "F Is for Family" Season 4 - Official Trailer - Netflix
While Frank deals with an unwelcome visit from his estranged father, Sue pursues New Age pregnancy support, and the Murphy kids try out new personas.

[05/28/20 - 09:01 AM]
Meet the 12 "Tough as Nails" Challengers Who Are Set to Compete, on the New Reality Series Premiering Wednesday, July 8 on CBS
The cast includes a welder, firefighter, farmer, roofer and a Marine Corps veteran, among others.

[05/28/20 - 08:17 AM]
HGTV Orders 16 New Episodes of Hit Series "Home Town" Starring Ben and Erin Napier
The current season of the series has attracted more than 30.4 million total viewers since its premiere on January 20.

[05/28/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Game On!" Opens on Top for CBS
The Eye's new summer entry leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/28/20 - 06:30 AM]
"United We Sing: A Grammy(R) Salute to the Unsung Heroes," Hosted by Grammy(R) and Emmy Award-Winning Singer and Actor Harry Connick, Jr., to Be Broadcast Sunday, June 21
The CBS special will feature performances by Jon Batiste, Harry Connick, Jr., Andra Day, John Fogerty, Jamie Foxx, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Little Big Town, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw, Rockin Dopsie, Irma Thomas and Trombone Shorty.

[05/28/20 - 03:17 AM]
Video: "Under the Riccione Sun" - Official Teaser - Netflix
Mara, Tommy, Guenda, Marco, Emma, Ciro, Furio, Camilla, Bea, Gualtiero will be totally changed by the end of the summer. Maybe not all of them... but just wait and see for yourselves.

[05/27/20 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 27
Updates include: Manny Jacinto cast in Hulu's "Nine Perfect Strangers"; Fuji TV pulls the plug on Netflix's "Terrace House: Tokyo 2019–2020"; and "America's Got Talent" producers release statement on Gabrielle Union's departure.

[05/27/20 - 05:11 PM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Official Trailer for "Jo Koy: In His Elements"
For the first time ever, comedian Jo Koy takes Netflix to the Philippines in his new special.

[05/27/20 - 04:55 PM]
Video: Welcome To Olympus. Unprecedented "Reality Z" Trailer Reveals Disputed Fortress in the Middle of a Zombie Apocalypse
A tribute to fans of the genre, the visceral show combines British irony with Brazilian tropicalist anthropophagy, and has the city of Rio de Janeiro as the background for the story.

[05/27/20 - 02:32 PM]
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell and Their "Bless the Harts" Castmates Unite for Virtual Table Read to Benefit Feeding America
Said event will take place Monday, June 1 on Animation Domination's YouTube channel.

[05/27/20 - 02:01 PM]
Video: "Secret Society of Second-Born Royals" - Official Trailer - Disney+
They're not the heirs, but they're destined to protect the throne.

[05/27/20 - 01:31 PM]
Animal Planet Premieres Special Episode of "The Aquarium" Featuring the Much Aniticipated Birth of a Baby Beluga Whale
Said installment premieres this Saturday, May 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/27/20 - 12:01 PM]
USA Network and Syfy Partner with GLAAD to Celebrate National Pride Month This June
Between the two networks, this campaign will feature Pride-themed marathons, custom short-form videos, fan testimonials, PSAs, all-new podcast episodes and a variety of fresh editorial.

[05/27/20 - 09:57 AM]
Comcast to Bring WarnerMedia's HBO Max to Xfinity Customers
As part of the deal, existing Xfinity HBO customers will have access to HBO Max beginning today at no additional cost via the HBO Max app and website.

[05/27/20 - 09:21 AM]
Reelz Adds New Specials, New Series and New Episodes of Returning Original Series to June 2020 Lineup
Highlights include the premiere of new series "Serial Psyche."

[05/27/20 - 08:30 AM]
HGTV's Smash Hit "Celebrity IOU" Is the Highest Rated First-Year Series in Network History Access Multiple Demos
HGTV further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[05/27/20 - 08:14 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "America's Got Talent"
The show's season opener easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/27/20 - 08:01 AM]
Apocalyptic Weather, Sudden Explosions and Unidentified Creatures Caught on Camera in a New Season of "Strange Evidence" on Science Channel
An all-new season premieres Thursday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c on Science Channel.

[05/27/20 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Lenox Hill" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Follow the journey of four real doctors who struggle to balance their personal lives with the highs and lows of working on the frontlines of America's healthcare system.

[05/27/20 - 06:21 AM]
"Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women: Frontline Heroes" Special Honoring Women in the Face of the Pandemic Premiering Tuesday, June 9 on Lifetime and Facebook
Virtually hosted by Robin Roberts, the special will be simultaneously broadcast from Variety's Facebook page, and cross-posted on Lifetime's Facebook page at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

[05/27/20 - 06:01 AM]
Six-Episode Limited Series "Stateless" Premieres July 8 on Netflix
Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie, Fayssal Bazzi, Dominic West, and Cate Blanchett star in the project.

[05/27/20 - 06:00 AM]
HBO Max Launches Today
"Today we are proud to introduce HBO Max - a dream that was created and nurtured by an incredible team of talented executives who dedicated the last year-and-a-half to making it a reality for consumers nationwide," said Bob Greenblatt.

[05/27/20 - 12:48 AM]
"Whispers" First Saudi Thriller Set to Launch on Netflix June 11th
The eight-episode series tells the story of a family who face the death of the family patriarch, Hassan, whose mysterious past resurfaces days before the expected launch of his company's new smart application.

[05/26/20 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: May 22-26
Updates include: Amazon eyes "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" TV series; Safdie brothers sign first-look deal with HBO; and Annapurna to bring Celeste Ng's "Everything I Never Told You" to the small screen.

[05/26/20 - 05:08 PM]
Hulu Issues Date for Corrections "Maxxx" & "In My Skin"
The two exclusively licensed British series will now launch on July 28 and July 30, respectively.

[05/26/20 - 04:32 PM]
Apple to Reboot Emmy Award-Winning Fan Favorite "Fraggle Rock" as All-New Original Series for Kids and Families
Produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with New Regency, the series will reunite the original stars - Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and Uncle Travelling Matt - for new songs and adventures, with the same spirit as the classic.







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[06/04/20 - 02:17 PM]
Oprah Winfrey Hosts In-Depth, Two-Night Conversation with Black Thought Leaders, Activists and Artists for "OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go from Here?"
The two-night special will simulcast on OWN and across all of Discovery's 18 other U.S. networks on Tuesday, June 9 (Part 1) and Wednesday, June 10 (Part 2) at 9:00/8:00c both nights.

[06/04/20 - 02:02 PM]
EPIX Docu-Series "Helter Skelter: An American Myth" Is Moving to a Later Date
The six-part docu-series is moving dates and will no longer premiere Sunday, June 14.

[06/04/20 - 12:17 PM]
"Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space" Hits Ratings High as #1 Non-Prime Telecast in the History of Discovery
Discovery Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 30.

[06/04/20 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos; NBC Leads Total Viewers
The Alphabet's "The Wonderful World of Disney" presentation of the feature "Up" is the top adults 18-49 draw.

[06/04/20 - 05:10 AM]
"Cable Girls" Say Their Last Goodbye with the Premiere of the Five Final Episodes on July 3
Under the motto "It's not for us, it's for all of us", this tale of friendship and commitment among women has conquered the worldwide audience.

[06/03/20 - 02:30 PM]
The CW Network Acquires International Thriller "Devils" Starring Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey for Fall 2020
The 10-episode series will air Wednesdays nights this fall as part of a revision to the network's previously announced lineup.

[06/03/20 - 11:43 AM]
NBC News Slates One-Hour Special "America in Crisis" for Thursday, June 4
No other specifics were given about the special, which will replace the previously announced repeat of "Law & Order: SVU" at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/03/20 - 11:38 AM]
The Walt Disney Company Pledges $5 Million to Support Nonprofit Organizations That Advance Social Justice
"The killing of George Floyd has forced our nation to once again confront the long history of injustice that black people in America have suffered, and it is critical that we stand together, speak out and do everything in our power to ensure that acts of racism and violence are never tolerated," said Bob Chapek.

[06/03/20 - 10:12 AM]
Video: "Lovecraft Country" Official Teaser - HBO
The pay channel releases the latest tease for the upcoming drama, due in August.

[06/03/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
The network's summer mainstay leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/03/20 - 07:40 AM]
PBS to Address Race and Racism in America Through Broadcast and Streaming Content
On Friday, June 5, PBS and member stations will air a new special, "Race Matters: America in Crisis."

[06/03/20 - 02:03 AM]
BBC One's Hit Thriller "The Capture" to Return for a Second Series
Holliday Grainger will return as Rachel Carey for the second series, as will Ben Chanan as director.

[06/02/20 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday-Tuesday, June 1-2
Updates include: Netflix cancels "Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show" after one season; The CW's "Batwoman" to create a brand new character as series lead; and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" confirms another co-star's exit.

[06/02/20 - 12:28 PM]
BET Unveils Series of Programming Addressing Systemic Racism, the Violence Faced by Black People in America and the Solutions to Help Move the Country Forward
The first in this series, the BET News special "Justice Now: A BET News Special," will feature leading African American voices in activism, politics and entertainment.

[06/02/20 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Push NBC in Front
The Peacock network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.