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[12/12/20 - 08:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with FOX
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" leads the night in both categories.

[12/11/20 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 11
Updates include: NBC passes on its "Night School" TV series pilot; Chris Messina to star in HBO Max's "Verbatim"; and Michael Douglas, Christoph Waltz to play Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev in proposed limited series.

[12/11/20 - 12:46 PM]
What Happened to the Children? Investigation Discovery Examines the Case Against Lori Vallow in "Doomsday: The Missing Children"
The three-part event bows Sunday, December 20 at 9:00/8:00 on the cable channel.

[12/11/20 - 12:46 PM]
"Onision: In Real Life" Streaming Exclusively on discovery+ Beginning January 4th
The three-part limited series comes from executive producer Geno McDermott and showrunner Grace Miller.

[12/11/20 - 12:43 PM]
Fire Will Reign - Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, and Matt Smith Join the Cast of HBO's "House of the Dragon"
Paddy Considine also stars in the prequel series, set 300 years before the events of "Game of Thrones."

[12/11/20 - 12:30 PM]
Bippity, Boppity, Boo! ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney" Film Series Returns for Three Tuesday Nights, Beginning Jan. 5
For three weeks ABC will air the broadcast premieres of iconic titles currently available to stream on Disney+ including Disney's "The Lion King" (2019), Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and Disney's "Cinderella" (2015).

[12/11/20 - 11:01 AM]
"Transplant" in Excellent Health as NBC Medical Drama Renewed for Season Two
In linear and digital viewing to date, "Transplant" is averaging 7.7 million total viewers, more than doubling its 3.5 million "live plus same day" performance.

[12/11/20 - 10:50 AM]
Discovery Channel's New Series, "Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch" Takes Viewers on an Epic Search for Caverns of Gold
The series will also be available on discovery+ starting January 4.

[12/11/20 - 10:01 AM]
"Real Time with Bill Maher" Returns for Its 19th Season January 15
Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests.

[12/11/20 - 10:00 AM]
Disney Channel Reveals Premiere Date for Highly Anticipated New Series "Secrets of Sulphur Springs" and Fan Favorite 'Bunk'd"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Friday, January 15.

[12/11/20 - 09:22 AM]
CBC and BET+ Greenlight "The Porter" (working title), An Original Drama About Railway Workers in Canada and the United States Who Joined Together to Give Birth to the World's First Black Union and Sparked a Civil Rights Movement
Annmarie Morais and Marsha Greene are writers/showrunners on the eight-part series, with Charles Officer and R.T. Thorne set to executive produce and direct.

[12/11/20 - 09:19 AM]
It's No Holds Barred as Judges Face Off Against Past Competitors for Largest Cash Prize in "Chopped" History on "Chopped: Grudge Match"
"The plan is simple - defeat the giants of Chopped and win the biggest prize in the competition's history, but this tournament is anything but simple," said Courtney White.

[12/11/20 - 09:08 AM]
YouTube Originals Greenlights Global Documentary Series "Creator Spotlights"
Through intimate documentary-style episodes or "spotlights," the series paints portraits of diverse creators as they share how leveraging the power of the global platform can transform lives and communities.

[12/11/20 - 09:06 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Returns on Top for FOX
The network takes home top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/11/20 - 09:03 AM]
"Superman & Lois": First Look at Lois Lane & Clark Kent
As previously announced, the series premieres Tuesday, February 23 on The CW.

[12/11/20 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The documentary premieres Monday, December 21 on the streaming service.

[12/11/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: "Dickinson" - Season 2 Official Trailer - Apple TV+
Hailee Steinfeld stars in the series, which audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.

[12/11/20 - 07:31 AM]
Video: "London Hughes: to Catch a D*ck" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Bawdy comedian and television presenter London Hughes revisits her past in this acclaimed breakout special filled with unfiltered tales and wild stories.

[12/11/20 - 12:01 AM]
Video: "Inside the World's Toughest Prisons" (Season 5) - Official Trailer - Netflix
The series returns with new episodes on Friday, January 8.

[12/10/20 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 10
Updates include: Rosie O'Donnell cast in Showtime's "American Gigolo"; HBO expands ensemble of "The Gilded Age"; and "The Ellen DeGeneres" shuts down after DeGeneres herself tests positive for COVID-19.

[12/10/20 - 06:05 PM]
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Renewed for Four More Seasons
With season 15 due next year, "Sunny" will set the record as the longest-running live-action comedy series in television history, bypassing "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet."

[12/10/20 - 05:26 PM]
The Walt Disney Company Surpasses 137 Million Paid Subscriptions Across Its Direct-to-Consumer Services, Shattering Previous Guidance
After greatly exceeding expectations, The Walt Disney Company shared guidance that it now expects its streaming services to hit 300-350 million total subscriptions by fiscal 2024, driven primarily by a significant increase in content output.

[12/10/20 - 04:53 PM]
Video: Disney Investor Day 2020 - Marvel Exclusive First Looks
Check out teases for "Ms. Marvel," "What If...?," "Loki," "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" and "WandaVision."

[12/10/20 - 03:21 PM]
Video: Disney Investor Day 2020 - Star Wars Sizzle Reels
Get your first look at "The Bad Batch" and "Andor," plus a recap of "The Mandalorian."

[12/10/20 - 03:20 PM]
Hulu Announces "The Handmaid's Tale" Renewed for a Fifth Season Ahead of Its Fourth Season Premiere
The 10-episode fourth season will premiere in 2021.

[12/10/20 - 02:56 PM]
The Kardashian Jenners Set to Create New Global Content Under a Multi-Year Deal to Stream Exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. and Internationally on Star
Expected debut is late 2021 and additional details will be shared when available.

[12/10/20 - 02:22 PM]
ESPN and Southeastern Conference Reach a New 10-Year Agreement
ESPN will have the ability to feature marquee SEC games on ABC's "Saturday Night Football" for the first time, ensuring some of the biggest games in the conference each year are featured in primetime.

[12/10/20 - 12:36 PM]
Video: "A Creepshow Holiday Special" - Official Trailer - A Shudder Original
In the holiday themed, hour-long episode, "Shapeshifters Anonymous," fearing he is a murderer, an anxious man searches for answers for his "unique condition" from an unusual support group.

[12/10/20 - 11:45 AM]
WE tv Acquires First Seasons of Zeus Network Originals, "The Real Blac Chyna" and "Joseline's Cabaret"
Season one of "The Real Blac Chyna," consisting of 13 hour-long episodes, will premiere on Thursday January 7.

[12/10/20 - 11:02 AM]
Oscar Winner Emma Stone Set to Star in "The Curse" for Showtime Created by and Co-Starring Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie
The project is a genre-bending scripted comedy that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring on their problematic new HGTV show.

[12/10/20 - 11:02 AM]
A&E Announces New Series "Nature Gone Wild" Hosted by Greg Aiello Premiering on January 6 at 10PM ET/PT
The 12-episode, half hour series from Thinkfactory Media was previously set up at sibling channel History.

[12/10/20 - 11:01 AM]
HBO Series "Painting with John" Debuts January 22
Part meditative tutorial, part fireside chat, each episode finds John Lurie ensconced at his worktable, where he hones his intricate watercolor techniques and shares his reflections on what he's learned about life.

[12/10/20 - 10:36 AM]
"100 Day Dream Home" and "House in a Hurry" Return to HGTV with New Episodes This January
Look for new episodes beginning Monday, January 4 and Wednesday, January 6, respectively.

[12/10/20 - 10:17 AM]
Let the Drinking Games Begin! An All New Season of "Master Distiller" Premieres December 29 on Discovery
America's favorite and only spirits-making competition show is back and boozier than ever with an all new season.

[12/10/20 - 10:04 AM]
HBO Drama Series "30 Coins" Debuts January 4
The eight-episode horror series follows Father Vergara (Eduard Fernández), an exorcist, sent away by the church, to become the local priest of Pedraza, a remote town in Spain.

[12/10/20 - 10:03 AM]
"The Voice" Announces Special Finale Performances
Dan + Shay, Jason Derulo, JP Saxe, Julia Michaels, Keith Urban, Lauren Daigle, Lewis Capaldi, Nelly ft. Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and 24KGoldn ft. Iann Dior are set to perform on the live finale, Tuesday, December 15.

[12/10/20 - 10:02 AM]
Video: EPIX Sets "Godfather of Harlem" Season Two Premiere for April 2021 and Debuts New Teaser Trailer
Season two will see Bumpy continue his struggle to reclaim command over Harlem from the Italian mobsters by attempting to seed internal discord and sever their vital heroin pipeline.

[12/10/20 - 09:54 AM]
Oxygen Aims to Put a Name to the Faceless in the Two-Hour Special "The Jane Doe Murders" Premiering Sunday, January 3, at 7PM ET/PT
In Oxygen's gripping special, Yolanda McClary, a renowned forensic specialist and former Las Vegas crime investigator who specializes in the recovery of DNA, has made it her mission to help give Jane Does their names back.

[12/10/20 - 09:48 AM]
Peacock Orders More Episodes of Timely and Topical Late-Night Series "The Amber Ruffin Show"
The critically-acclaimed series is currently streaming on Peacock with brand new episodes dropping tomorrow, December 11 and next Friday, December 18.

[12/10/20 - 09:31 AM]
HBO Max's "12 Dates of Christmas: Unwrapped" Premieres December 17
Hosted by D.J. "Shangela" Pierce, this reunion special is a chance for Chad, Faith, Garrett and their love interests to unwrap everything that's gone down since last Christmas.

[12/10/20 - 09:01 AM]
Video: BBC America's "The Watch" Releases New Trailer & Series Key Art
In addition, AMC+, the company's new premium streaming bundle, will exclusively premiere the first episode of The Watch on Thursday, December 31.

[12/10/20 - 09:00 AM]
HBO Renews Drama Series "Industry" for a Second Season
"Mickey and Konrad have captured an authentic, fresh angle on workplace culture from the bottom up and presented a complex look at navigating life in your early twenties - replete with thrills, failures and victories," says Francesca Orsi.

[12/10/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: "Servant" - Season 2 Official Trailer - Apple TV+
From M. Night Shyamalan, "Servant" follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

[12/10/20 - 08:52 AM]
Jesse James Pushes Custom Builds to the Limit in "Monster Garage", Premiering January 4 on discovery+
Jesse James, along with a new crew of maverick mechanics each week, set out to continue his legacy and inspire a new generation of builders in a brand-new season.

[12/10/20 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Continues Demo Reign with "The Masked Singer"
The network wins the night among adults 18-49, falls just short of CBS in total viewers.

[12/10/20 - 08:33 AM]
VH1 Unveils Four-Part "Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked" Special Kicking Off on Monday, January 4th at 8:00pm ET/PT
This is the first of four specials from the franchise, which will premiere throughout 2021 and announced at a later date.

[12/10/20 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "The Netflix Afterparty: The Best Shows of the Worst Year" - Trailer
Join hosts David Spade, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes on December 13 for a special end-of-year show, packed with the biggest talent from the most talked about Netflix shows of 2020.

[12/10/20 - 08:01 AM]
Netflix Reveals What We Watched in 2020 - The Stories That Helped Us Escape at Home
Documentaries, reality TV, romance and stories from outside the US saw some of the biggest gains as people sought love, escape and connection through the pandemic.

[12/10/20 - 06:21 AM]
YouTube Says "Hello 2021" with Global New Year's Eve Celebration Spanning Across the Americas, the U.K., Korea, Japan and India on December 31
Hosts Juanpa Zurita and Storm Reid welcome celebrity guests including Matthew McConaughey, Demi Lovato, RuPaul, Emma Chamberlain and the D'Amelio Family.

[12/10/20 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "The Midnight Sky" - Final Trailer - George Clooney - Netflix
Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton's acclaimed novel "Good Morning, Midnight," co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.







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[10/19/21 - 03:01 PM]
Netflix Details Its Top 10 Series & Films to Date in Hours Viewed
The streaming service will shift to reporting on hours viewed rather than the number of accounts that choose to watch them.

[10/19/21 - 03:00 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Grows Year-Over-Year Viewership for Fourth Consecutive Week; 12.6 Million Watch Buffalo-Tennessee Week 6 Thriller
"Monday Night Football" is continuing a banner year, up 17% and 15% season-to-date from the 2020 and 2019 seasons (seven games), respectively, averaging 13.8 million viewers this season (six games).

[10/19/21 - 02:27 PM]
Dark Secrets and Hidden Treasures Found in the Coldest Places on Earth: An All New Season of "Secrets in the Ice" Premieres October 26 on Discovery
In an all new season, experts, historians and scientists are exposing dark secrets, forgotten treasures and lost relics from the coldest and harshest places on Earth.

[10/19/21 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Kicks Off Midseason with Special Premieres of "Next Level Chef," "Call Me Kat" and "Pivoting," Following "NFL on FOX" Doubleheaders
Time period premieres for all three programs will be announced soon.

[10/19/21 - 12:00 PM]
The CW Network Adds Two New Series to Its Expanding Roster of Scripted Acquisitions
On tap are the one-hour Italian drama "Leonardo," starring Aidan Turner in the titular role, and the half-hour Australian comedy-drama, "Bump," starring Nathalie Morris.

[10/19/21 - 12:00 PM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Announces a New Daily Podcast Hosted on Megaphone, A Spotify Company
The showcast will be an audio lift of the linear show, featuring all the hilarious monologues, performances and revealing conversations with guests across entertainment, politics, news, music and comedy.

[10/19/21 - 11:25 AM]
ABC Wednesday Comedies Up Week to Week
"The Wonder Years" built over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (3.2 million vs. 3.0 million) and held even week to week among Adults 18-49 (0.6/4).

[10/19/21 - 11:17 AM]
A&E's Hit-Series "Storage Wars" Returns for an All-New Season on Tuesday, November 2 at 9pm ET/PT
Ahead of the season premiere, there will be two new specials welcoming Barry Weiss back to the team which will air back-to-back on October 26.

[10/19/21 - 11:16 AM]
Apple TV+ Announces Star-Studded Cast for Highly Anticipated Anthology Series "Extrapolations" from Prolific Writer, Director and Producer Scott Z. Burns
Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer and Adarsh Gourav will lead the new series, which is now in production.

[10/19/21 - 11:13 AM]
Executive Produced by Kris Jenner, Four-Episode Series "Foodgod" Premieres Sunday, November 14th on discovery+
Foodgod is a lifelong foodie who has gained 11 million followers for his unique celebration of all things food on social media.

[10/19/21 - 11:02 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" Wins Week in L7 Ratings for First Time in Nearly Seven Years
The network also had the #1 drama ("9-1-1") and #1T unscripted series of the week ("The Masked Singer").

[10/19/21 - 11:01 AM]
Video: "Johnny Test's Ultimate Meatloaf Quest Trailer" - Netflix Futures
Join Johnny and Dukey on an epic interactive quest to find the perfect meatloaf - and save themselves from eating Dad's gross "garbage loaf" for dinner.

[10/19/21 - 11:00 AM]
"Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records" - Two-Part Docuseries Premieres on EPIX December 5th, 2021 at 10PM ET/PT
This two-part documentary series takes an in-depth look at the company's distinct approach of focusing on their artists, discovering unique talent and evolving with the ever-changing music industry.

[10/19/21 - 11:00 AM]
New Unscripted Series "Tampa Baes" to Premiere Friday, November 5 on Prime Video
The eight-episode docuseries from 3 Ball Productions follows a young group of lesbian friends in Tampa Bay, an ever-growing gay hotspot on the Florida shoreline.

[10/19/21 - 10:59 AM]
Lifetime Announces Three New Movies with All-Star Casting Premiering for Winter 2022
"We are so excited for these upcoming movies - they are a rollercoaster ride full of suspense, secrets and scandals that our audience just cannot resist," said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN.