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[08/11/21 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 11
Updates include: "Power" creator Courtney A. Kemp sets up shop at Netflix; ABC passes on "Epic" drama pilot; and Kathy Griffin to recur on "Search Party" at HBO Max.

[08/11/21 - 07:01 PM]
Video: "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way.

[08/11/21 - 05:30 PM]
TNT's "Rhodes to the Top" Premieres September 29 at 10 p.m.
"Rhodes to the Top" goes inside the lives of Cody and Brandi Rhodes as they navigate their growing family while helping to build AEW's global wrestling empire.

[08/11/21 - 04:04 PM]
BBC One's "The Capture" Casts Paapa Essiedu as Series Two Guest Lead
Indira Varma and Andy Nyman also join the cast, alongside returning actors Ron Perlman, Ben Miles, Lia Williams, Nigel Lindsay, Cavan Clerkin and Ginny Holder.

[08/11/21 - 12:30 PM]
AMC Networks' Shudder Acquires Period Horror "The Last Thing Mary Saw" Ahead of World Premiere at Fantasia Festival
Shudder will release the film, which is written and directed by Edoardo Vitaletti, in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in early 2022.

[08/11/21 - 12:17 PM]
Video: Showtime Releases Trailer and Announces Premiere Date for "Detainee 001"
The film unpacks the mysteries surrounding the young American man, John Walker Lindh, found on the battlefield in Afghanistan alongside the people who were supposed to be his enemy.

[08/11/21 - 12:10 PM]
"Annie Live!" Has Found Its Rooster - Tituss Burgess Joins NBC's All-Star Cast for the Dec. 2 Holiday Musical Event
"I've always wanted to be a villain," said Burgess, who will play the underhanded brother of the ruthless Miss Hannigan, played by Taraji P. Henson.

[08/11/21 - 12:00 PM]
ABC Picks Up "Promised Land" Pilot to Series
The project is an epic, generation-spanning drama about two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California's Sonoma Valley.

[08/11/21 - 11:01 AM]
HBO Max Renews Hit Max Original Docuseries "Wahl Street" from Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg
The 10-episode order is produced by Wahlberg's Unrealistic Ideas.

[08/11/21 - 10:31 AM]
Video: "American Crime Story - Impeachment" - Betrayal - Teaser - FX
See the untold story through their eyes. "Impeachment: American Crime Story" premieres September 7, only on FX.

[08/11/21 - 10:30 AM]
Casting for "FBI: International" Is Complete! New Series Is Third in Dick Wolf/CBS Franchise, and the First Wolf Entertainment U.S. Series to Film Overseas
Headquartered (and filmed) in Budapest, elite operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's International Fly Team travel the world with the mission of tracking and neutralizing threats against American citizens wherever they may be.

[08/11/21 - 10:15 AM]
Peacock to Launch Original Docuseries "Born for Business" on Monday, August 23
The 10-episode series chronicles the lives of four entrepreneurs with disabilities.

[08/11/21 - 10:10 AM]
Sony Pictures Television Names Mayim Bialik and Mike Richards as "Jeopardy!" Hosts
Richards will kick off Season 38 as the full-time host of "Jeopardy!'s" long-running daily syndicated program; while Bialik joins as the host of "Jeopardy!'s" primetime and spinoff series.

[08/11/21 - 10:00 AM]
Video: HBO Max Releases Official Trailer for Season Two of the Max Original "The Other Two," Debuting August 26
The 10-episode Max Original series continues with two new episodes weekly on September 2, September 9, and September 16, leading up to the final two episodes of the season on September 23.

[08/11/21 - 09:37 AM]
Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Universe Expands Again, With More Than 50 New Episodes Picked Up Across "Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years," "The Patrick Star Show" and the Original "SpongeBob SquarePants" Series
Each of the three series in the SpongeBob SquarePants universe continue to garner sizeable audiences.

[08/11/21 - 09:30 AM]
ABC Orders "Jeopardy! National College Championship," An All-New Tournament Which Will Air in Primetime in 2022
Hosted by Mayim Bialik, the competition will feature 15 colleges and universities from across the country battling head-to-head for two weeks of intense competition.

[08/11/21 - 09:29 AM]
Amazon Original Thriller "I Know What You Did Last Summer" to Premiere October 15 on Amazon Prime Video
The first four episodes will be released on October 15, with new episodes available each subsequent Friday.

[08/11/21 - 09:14 AM]
MTV Reveals Nominations for 2021 "Video Music Awards" (VMAs)
Justin Bieber (7) leads this year's list of nominees, followed closely by Megan Thee Stallion (6) with Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and first-time nominee Olivia Rodrigo earning (5) nods apiece.

[08/11/21 - 08:36 AM]
Video: Official Trailer and Key Art for "Growing Up Animal," The National Geographic Original Series for Disney+, Available Now
The series, narrated by Tracee Ellis Ross, follows animal mothers and babies from the womb to the outside world as they face the triumphs and trials of nature.

[08/11/21 - 08:18 AM]
OWN and Hologic Announce Unprecedented Partnership to Combat Health Disparities
Key insights from leading public health, academic, and professional health organizations indicate that healthcare is a critical social justice issue that will require collective resources to eradicate.

[08/11/21 - 08:00 AM]
Video: "Clickbait" - Official Trailer - Netflix
When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.

[08/11/21 - 07:00 AM]
Video: "All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs" - Teaser Trailer - Prime Video
The latest installment in the franchise comes to Prime Video on October 1.

[08/11/21 - 06:31 AM]
Video: "Metal Shop Masters" Season 1 - Official Trailer - Netflix
On this competition show, a group of metal artists torch, cut and weld epic, badass creations from hardened steel.

[08/11/21 - 06:15 AM]
Nate Burleson Reaches New Multiplatform Agreement with CBS Across News, Sports and Entertainment
Beginning in September, Burleson will join "CBS This Morning" as co-host with Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil, anchoring the Network's flagship morning program, 7:00-9:00 AM, ET weekdays.

[08/11/21 - 05:06 AM]
EPIX Docuseries "Fiasco" to Premiere September 19 at 10 PM
Season one will tell the story of the?Iran-Contra affair, the Cold War-era debacle - involving a secret war in Nicaragua and an arms-for-hostages deal with Iran - that almost took down the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

[08/11/21 - 12:01 AM]
Video: "JJ+E" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Elisabeth and John-John live in the same city, but they inhabit different worlds. Can a passionate first love break through class and cultural barriers?

[08/10/21 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 10
Updates include: Hulu's "How I Met Your Father" fills out cast; Judith Light cast in Starz's "Shining Vale"; and Nora and Lilla Zuckerman to run Peacock's "Poker Face."

[08/10/21 - 05:46 PM]
Video: "Bring Your Own Brigade" - First Look - Paramount+
In November 2018, wildfires forced the evacuation of terrified residents from the cities of Malibu and Paradise. Twice-Oscar(R)-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker captures the heroism and horror of that unfathomable disaster.

[08/10/21 - 05:01 PM]
Video: "Squid Game" - Date Announcement - Netflix
Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits - with deadly high stakes.

[08/10/21 - 03:01 PM]
Peacock Rounds Out Cast for Original Holiday Movie "The Real Housewives of the North Pole" Starring Betsy Brandt and Kyle Richards
Jearnest Corchado, Kyle Selig, Tetona Jackson, Carlos Ponce, Alec Mapa and Damon Dayoub will also star in the film.

[08/10/21 - 02:28 PM]
Video: All-New Promo for FOX's New Uplifting Drama, "The Big Leap"
The series - a modern tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what's yours - premieres Monday, September 20.

[08/10/21 - 12:01 PM]
Video: Showtime Gets The Inside Scoop with New Trailer on "Gossip," A Limited Docu-Series Premiering Sunday, August 22 at 8 PM ET/PT
Directed by Jenny Carchman, the four-part docu-series celebrates the history of tabloid reporting throughout the last half century, following Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the New York Post and the career of its legendary columnist Cindy Adams.

[08/10/21 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Limited Series "The White Lotus" from Mike White Renewed for a Second Installment
The next chapter leaves Hawaii behind and follows a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily amongst its inhabitants.

[08/10/21 - 11:17 AM]
Shannen Doherty, Favour Onwuka and Jenika Rose Headline Remake of the 90's Classic Film "Dying to Belong"
Revealing the harsh realities of toxic friendships and sorority hazing culture, "Dying to Belong" is a remake of the 1997 film of the same name, which starred Hilary Swank, Sarah Chalke, Jenna von Oÿ and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

[08/10/21 - 11:01 AM]
"High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America" Will Be Back for Season Two
Netflix confirmed the news on social media this morning.

[08/10/21 - 10:31 AM]
Video: HBO Max Reveals Official Trailer and Key Art for "Sweet Life: Los Angeles," Debuting August 19
Exploring themes of loyalty, legacy, and love, this coming-of-age series follows a group of long-time friends in South Los Angeles as they navigate the relatable, chaotic, mid-20s moments at the quarter-life mark and propel each other into adulthood success.

[08/10/21 - 10:16 AM]
"Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." Season Eight Premieres in January 2022
The new season features 10 new episodes showcasing guests who have excelled in a wide array of fields, each with ancestral stories that touch on the human experience and bring insight into how they became the trailblazers they are today.

[08/10/21 - 10:13 AM]
"Nature" Celebrates 40 Years with New Season
Look for new episodes on Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c beginning October 20 on PBS.

[08/10/21 - 10:12 AM]
"American Masters" Explores the Life and Impact of Visionary Choreographer and Dancer Alvin Ailey
Opening the series' 36th season, "American Masters: Ailey" premieres nationwide Tuesday, January 11 at 9:00/8:00c on PBS.

[08/10/21 - 10:11 AM]
PBS Celebrates America's Diverse Culinary Roots in "The Great American Recipe"
Hosted by Alejandra Ramos, the new eight-part series will give talented home cooks from different regions of the country the opportunity to showcase their beloved signature dishes and compete to win the national search for "The Great American Recipe."

[08/10/21 - 10:03 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Brings Viewers Six All-New Originals Beginning September 12
Highlights include the latest installment of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" on Sunday, October 17.

[08/10/21 - 09:13 AM]
"Finding Alice" Debuts September 13 Exclusively on Acorn TV
The contemporary drama with comedic elements, focuses on Alice's (Keeley Hawes) honest, raw, darkly-comic journey of grief, love and life after the death of her partner Harry.

[08/10/21 - 09:02 AM]
Jason DeMarco Named Senior Vice President, Anime and Action Series/Longform for Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios
In his newly formed dual role, DeMarco will spearhead WBA and CNS' expansion into producing anime content, drawing upon his extensive experience and relationships with some of Japan's most prolific anime studios, artists, and creators.

[08/10/21 - 09:02 AM]
Video: "Octonauts: Above & Beyond" New Series Trailer - Netflix Jr
The Octonauts expand their exploration beyond the sea - and onto land!

[08/10/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Lucifer" - Final Season Trailer - Netflix
All bad things must come to an end. The final season of "Lucifer" premieres on Netflix on September 10.

[08/10/21 - 09:01 AM]
"Robot Chicken" Returns for Triumphant 11th Season on September 6
The new season will air as a nightly strip Monday through Thursday at Midnight ET/PT beginning Monday, September 6 through Thursday, September 23.

[08/10/21 - 09:00 AM]
HBO Renews Docuseries "100 Foot Wave" for a Second Season
The docuseries chronicles big-wave surf legend Garrett McNamara and his fellow surfers as they search to find and surf the biggest wave in the world.

[08/10/21 - 09:00 AM]
Hallmark Channel Treats Viewers to Its Annual "Fall Harvest" Programming Event Beginning September 11
From Saturday, September 11, through Saturday, October 16, six all-new, Hallmark Channel original movie premieres will let viewers immerse themselves in the coziness of Fall, making Hallmark Channel the place to be all season long.

[08/10/21 - 07:12 AM]
"PJ Masks" Season Five Powers Up with More Feature Episodes Than Ever Before
The new season premieres August 13 at 1:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW, followed by six consecutive weeks of premieres.

[08/10/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Kid Cosmic" Season 2 Trailer - Netflix Futures
Jo learns what it means to be a true leader as the Local Heroes embark on a space adventure to find the remaining Stones of Power and save the galaxy.







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[09/23/21 - 01:31 PM]
Max Original Documentary Series "The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin" Debuts September 30
Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Marina Zenovich, the five-episode documentary series from Ross Dinerstein's Campfire Studios and Huntley Productions examines the controversial Remnant Fellowship Church and its founder, the late Gwen Shamblin Lara.

[09/23/21 - 01:00 PM]
New on Hulu: Fall TV Premieres Available Next Day
The streamer recaps its new and returning offerings from ABC, FOX and NBC.

[09/23/21 - 12:34 PM]
EPIX(R) to Premiere "NFL Icons" Docuseries
Debuting on October 2 at 10:00/9:00c and airing weekly, the series celebrates the biggest names in the history of pro football.

[09/23/21 - 12:01 PM]
HBO Max Orders Three-Part Documentary Celebrating DC's History and Legacy
The documentary series takes an unprecedented look at the enduring and influential legacy of DC, allowing fans to rediscover the universe of characters, as well as the iconic comic book company's origins, its evolution and its nearly nine-decade cultural impact across every artistic medium.

[09/23/21 - 11:31 AM]
Video: "Vince Carter: Legacy" - Official Trailer - Crackle
"Vince Carter: Legacy" explores the transformation of the NBA's longest career athlete, Vince Carter, from dunking into history, playing through the pain, and evolving to create a legacy unlike any player before him.

[09/23/21 - 11:30 AM]
The Series Premiere of the New Comedy "Ghosts" Will Now Have a One-Hour Debut, Oct. 7
The move bumps the second season premiere of "B Positive" by one week, to Thursday, October 14.

[09/23/21 - 11:10 AM]
TNT's "Claws" Returns for Fourth and Final Season on Sunday, December 26, at 9:00pm ET/PT
Additionally, an early sneak of the final season's first episode will air on December 17 during TBS' weekly talk show series, "Friday Night Vibes," hosted by Tiffany Haddish with co-host Deon Cole.

[09/23/21 - 10:40 AM]
Lifetime Amps Up Unscripted Slate with Greenlights of Three New Series
The robust slate includes the life-altering plastic surgery transformation series, "My Killer Body with K. Michelle," new dating series "Five Guys a Week" and family docuseries, "Leave it to Geege," following a sassy southern mother from Emmy-winning World of Wonder.

[09/23/21 - 10:08 AM]
Ayo Davis Named President of Disney Branded Television
Davis most recently served as Executive Vice President, Creative Development and Strategy of Disney Branded Television, overseeing scripted and unscripted series, movies and specials targeted to kids, teens and families.

[09/23/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "The Orville: New Horizons" - Date Announcement - Hulu
New home. New missions. "The Orville: New Horizons" arrives March 10, 2022.

[09/23/21 - 10:00 AM]
Shudder to Premiere Psychological Thriller "Dead & Beautiful" Thursday, November 4
The film, which is written and directed by David Verbeek, is also set to play at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX on Saturday, September 25.

[09/23/21 - 09:45 AM]
TNT's "AEW: Dynamite" Moves to TBS in 2022
Additionally, in 2022, "AEW: Rampage," which features the world-renowned stars of AEW, will continue to air Fridays on TNT.

[09/23/21 - 09:32 AM]
Showtime Revives Original "Dexter" Podcast with Launch of "Dexter: New Blood Wrap-Up with Scott Reynolds," Ahead of TV Series Premiere
The podcast - which will be available everywhere - will launch Friday, October 1, and will continue its spree with new episodes every Tuesday for 16 weeks.

[09/23/21 - 09:15 AM]
TBS Greenlights Seventh Season of Emmy-Award-Winning Late-Night Series "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
Moving to Thursday nights beginning January 2022, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" remains a trailblazing force in late-night, continuing to use political satire to entertain, educate, and empower viewers while keeping the government in check.

[09/23/21 - 09:08 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ Reveals Trailers for Upcoming Original Series for Kids and Families, "Puppy Place" and "Get Rolling with Otis"
Based on Scholastic's best-selling book series written by Ellen Miles, "Puppy Place" chronicles the adventures of dog-loving siblings, Charles and Lizzie Peterson, and the puppy pals they foster in search of forever homes.