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[12/15/21 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 15
Updates include: Jeff Garlin exits ABC's "The Goldbergs"; Fox First Run renews four series for the 2022-23 season; and John Patrick Amedori to star in Showtime's "Three Women."

[12/15/21 - 05:38 PM]
"2nd Annual Ha Comedy Festival: The Art of Comedy" Debuts December 16 on HBO Max
The special features stand-up sets from fresh Latinx talent including Ralph Barbosa, Lisa Alvarado, Dave Jay, Chingo Bling, Jessica Keenan, and Steve TreviƱo.

[12/15/21 - 02:04 PM]
Video: Apple's Emmy Award-Winning Hit Comedy "Ted Lasso" Adds Joy to the Season with Animated Holiday Short
Available to watch now on Apple TV+, the holiday short stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.

[12/15/21 - 01:17 PM]
Disney Branded Television and Baobab Studios Begin Development on Animated Anthology Series "The Witchverse," Based on Emmy Award-Winning VR Short Film "Baba Yaga," for Disney+
"The Witchverse" is a global celebration of the international cultural phenomena of witches, their magic and their universal connection to nature.

[12/15/21 - 01:14 PM]
Official Key Art for "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" Revealed
The highly anticipated Max Original retrospective special is set to premiere on the platform January 1.

[12/15/21 - 01:00 PM]
CBS Renews Hit Freshman Drama "CSI: Vegas" for Second Season
The season one finale aired Wednesday, December 8.

[12/15/21 - 12:01 PM]
Video: "WWII in Color: Road to Victory" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Gripping historical footage and expert commentary give detailed insights into the leading figures and decisive turning points of World War II.

[12/15/21 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Branded Television Saddles Up for a Wild West-Themed Sixth Season of Hit Comedy "BUNK'D"
Season six, titled "BUNK'D: Learning the Ropes," begins as Lou, Parker, Destiny and Noah arrive at the soon-to-be Kikiwaka Ranch in Dusty Tush, Wyoming, where Lou must convince the surly owner, a.k.a. "The Marshal" to officially sell the property to her.

[12/15/21 - 11:17 AM]
MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" Reels in the New Year with All-New Episodes Starting Wednesday, January 5th at 8PM ET/PT
For the first time ever, viewers in the U.S. will be able to catch season one of "Catfish UK: The TV Show" featuring hosts Julie Adenuga and Oobah Butler immediately following the U.S. version at 9:00/8:00c each week.

[12/15/21 - 11:03 AM]
iHeartMedia and The CW Announce New Multi-Year Exclusive Broadcast and Streaming Agreement for the "iHeartRadio Music Festival" and "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball"
The CW and iHeartMedia have been partners on these events since 2012.

[12/15/21 - 10:31 AM]
Max Original Feature Documentary "Beanie Mania" Debuts December 23
Beanie Babies, the stuffed toys created by Ty Warner that inspired a collecting craze in the late 90s, are the subject of this eye-opening, nostalgic, and endlessly-entertaining documentary film.

[12/15/21 - 10:03 AM]
"The Dropout" Premieres March 3 on Hulu
Welcome to Theranos. Amanda Seyfried is Elizabeth Holmes.

[12/15/21 - 10:03 AM]
Video: "Somebody Somewhere" - Official Trailer - HBO
If you don't fit in, find the courage to stand out.

[12/15/21 - 10:02 AM]
OWN Announces New Episodes of OWN Spotlight Series "Speak Sis" Two Night Special Programming Event
These three episodes feature an audience of Black women having in-depth conversations about physical, financial, and sexual and relationship health issues.

[12/15/21 - 10:01 AM]
"State of the Union," SundanceTV's Multi-Emmy Award-Winning Short Form Anthology Series, Returns February 14
The groundbreaking short form series will unfold across 10 episodes, each 10 minutes in length, over 10 nights starting February 14 at 10:00/9:00c on SundanceTV.

[12/15/21 - 10:00 AM]
Apple TV+ to Premiere New Animated Original Series "El Deafo" on Friday, January 7, 2022
"El Deafo" follows perceptive young Cece (voiced by Lexi Finigan) as she loses her hearing and finds her inner superhero.

[12/15/21 - 09:51 AM]
USFL Reaches Media Rights Agreement with NBC Sports
NBC Sports joins FOX Sports as the league's official broadcast partners set to carry all 43 games.

[12/15/21 - 09:29 AM]
"Music Box" to Return to HBO tor Season Two
The upcoming collection of documentaries will continue to explore essential moments in music for an artist or band, an iconic album, or the music industry as a whole.

[12/15/21 - 09:00 AM]
Paramount+ Renews Hit Anthology Series "Why Women Kill" for a Third Season
Created by Marc Cherry, the first two seasons of the dark comedy are currently available to stream exclusively on Paramount+.

[12/15/21 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Seemingly random acts of brutality shock even the most seasoned NYC homicide detectives, stoking fears of an elusive serial killer operating within 1970's era Times Square, a near-lawless sexual playground where forbidden fantasies were fulfilled, including murder.

[12/15/21 - 08:23 AM]
Luxury Real Estate Brokers Showcase Mega-Million Dollar Listings and Lifestyles in New discovery+ Series "Selling the Hamptons"
Available to stream on Thursday, January 20, the docu-style series will follow a team of six Hamptons-based real estate agents from Nest Seekers International - Bianca D'Alessio, J.B. Andreassi, Michael Fulfree, Peggy Zabakolas, Kenny Arias and Mia Calabrese.

[12/15/21 - 08:11 AM]
AMC+ Scores British Spy Thriller "The Ipcress File" from ITV Studios
The twist-laden spy thriller offers a stylish and tense tale of abducted scientists, brainwashing, inter-departmental rivalry, treason, and a possibly unwise romance.

[12/15/21 - 06:34 AM]
Video: "Slugfest" - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
Explore the decades-long relationship and rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics in "Slugfest," a 10-part docu-series from the Russo Brothers and narrated by Kevin Smith.

[12/15/21 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "Brazen" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Mystery writer Grace Miller has killer instincts when it comes to motive - and she'll need every bit of expertise to help solve her sister's murder.

[12/15/21 - 06:00 AM]
New CNN Original Series "Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico" to Debut Exclusively on CNN+
The six-part series will be produced by Raw, the film and television company behind the Emmy winning "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy."

[12/15/21 - 06:00 AM]
High-Octane Apple Original Thriller "Suspicion," Starring Uma Thurman, to Premiere Globally Friday, February 4, 2022 on Apple TV+
When the son of a prominent American businesswoman (Thurman) is kidnapped from a New York hotel, the eye of suspicion quickly falls on four seemingly ordinary British citizens who were at the hotel on the night in question.

[12/14/21 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 14
Updates include: The CW eyes new "Sweet Valley High" adaptation; FOX to bring T.J. Middleton's "Cliffhanger" novels to TV; and Amazon lands small screen rights to Olivie Blake's "The Atlas Six."

[12/14/21 - 06:00 PM]
"Midnight Asia: Eat. Dance. Dream." Offers a Glimpse Into the Hidden, Nocturnal Worlds of Its Megacities
The documentary series comes to Netflix on January 20.

[12/14/21 - 04:23 PM]
Discovery and discovery+ Acquire Ricochet's Beloved Restoration Show "The Repair Shop" for US Audiences
Seasons 1-3 will be available to stream in the US on discovery+ starting Wednesday, December 15 and US audiences can watch season 4 for the first-time during marathons premiering on December 24, December 25 and January 1 on Discovery.

[12/14/21 - 12:04 PM]
Science Channel Announces Two Specials on the Highly Anticipated December Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope
The pre- and post-launch specials will air on Tuesday, December 21 and Sunday, December 26, respectively.

[12/14/21 - 11:57 AM]
Lifetime Adds New Series "Million Dollar Hustle" to Robust 2022 Unscripted Slate
The series joins previously announced docuseries, "Leave it to Geege" and transformation series "My Killer Body with K. Michelle."

[12/14/21 - 11:52 AM]
Brooke Bowman Named Executive Vice President, Drama Programming and Development, FOX Entertainment
For the past six years, Bowman has been FOX's Senior Vice President, Drama Programming and Development.

[12/14/21 - 11:35 AM]
"Chopped's" Ted Allen Steps Out of the Studio and Onto the Town to Find the Ultimate Places to Dine in New Cooking Channel Special "Where Chefs Eat"
Look for the special on Wednesday, December 29 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/21 - 11:32 AM]
Tubi Strikes Major Film Deal with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
Tubi announced it has entered a major film deal with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group to produce multiple films from Village Roadshow's newly announced "Black Noir Cinema" initiative.

[12/14/21 - 11:31 AM]
Video: "Sweet Magnolias" - Season 1 Recap - Netflix
Season 2 of "Sweet Magnolias" premieres February 4.

[12/14/21 - 11:03 AM]
The Browns Celebrate This Holiday Season in An All-New Christmas Special of "Alaskan Bush People"
The brand-new Christmas special, "North Pole to North Star," premieres Sunday, December 19 at 8:00/7:00c on Discovery and will stream on discovery+ after the linear premiere.

[12/14/21 - 10:32 AM]
NBC Partners with Global Superstar Shakira to Star and Executive Produce New Empowering Dance Challenge Series "Dancing with Myself"
Every week a new group of fun-loving dancers from all walks of life and of all ages compete in a series of high-energy dance challenges that are designed and demonstrated by the show's celebrity creators, including Shakira.

[12/14/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Home Team" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Suspended NFL coach Sean Payton hopes to reconnect with his son by coaching his hapless youth football team in this family comedy based on a true story.

[12/14/21 - 10:00 AM]
Video: "Babble Bop" - Trailer
The preschool series comes to Peacock on December 23.

[12/14/21 - 10:00 AM]
Paramount+ Announces New Original Animated Kids' Series "Big Nate" Coming in 2022
The all-new animated series from Nickelodeon Animation Studio is based on the best-selling children's books and comic strip written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce.

[12/14/21 - 09:15 AM]
YouTube Originals Record-Breaking Competition Series "The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast" Returns on December 16
The two-part series, debuting December 16 and 18 for free on MrBeast's YouTube Channel, will also feature guest appearances by celebrity talk show host Dr. Phil and Olympic athlete Kenny Bednarek.

[12/14/21 - 09:15 AM]
Disney Branded Television Is in Development with Wilmer Valderrama to Executive Produce and Star in a Reimagined "Zorro" Series
"Growing up, Zorro was the one character that made me, as a Latino, feel like I could be a hero. As an adult and a storyteller, I have a responsibility in the stories that I help bring to life," said Wilmer Valderrama.

[12/14/21 - 09:02 AM]
"Smiling Friends" Delivers Happiness to Adult Swim Fans This Winter
The network's newest animated comedy series premieres Sunday, January 9 at Midnight ET/PT with two new episodes.

[12/14/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "The Afterparty" - Official Trailer - Apple TV+
The eight-episode first season will launch globally on Friday, January 28 on Apple TV+ with three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.

[12/14/21 - 09:00 AM]
Video: All-New Content from "Next Level Chef," "The Cleaning Lady" and "Pivoting," Premiering January on FOX!
All three series are featured at FOX Entertainment's Winter Press Day.

[12/14/21 - 08:56 AM]
Video: "Gary Owen: Black Famous" Official Teaser - Showtime Comedy
Gary Owen is back with another comedy special on Friday, December 31 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/21 - 08:46 AM]
"After Life" Season 3 - Premiere Date Announcement, First Look & Key Art Debut
The critically acclaimed comedy-drama created by and starring Ricky Gervais returns for its final season with six new episodes on January 14.

[12/14/21 - 08:05 AM]
New discovery+ Series "Remix My Space with Marsai Martin" Spotlights Stunning Bedroom Makeovers for Exceptional Teens
"You know me from my roles in film and television and, yes, acting is great," said Marsai. "But I'm really obsessed with design. A teen's room should be their sanctuary, so I'm surprising amazing people who are doing incredible things for our world."

[12/14/21 - 08:03 AM]
Television Academies Jointly Announce Realignment of the Primetime and Daytime Emmy Awards Competitions, Prioritizing Content Genre Over Program Scheduling
Scripted dramas and comedies will enter the Television Academy-administered national competition, irrespective of airtime.

[12/14/21 - 08:01 AM]
"Bite Size Holiday" Short Film Series Brings a Festive Twist on Traditions to Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas"
This year's slate of fun twists on holiday traditions happen to all be created or co-created by up-and-coming female-identifying filmmakers.







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[01/28/22 - 10:11 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Hit Buddy Comedy Series "That Girl Lay Lay," from David A. Arnold and Will Packer Media
The series follows Lay Lay (Alaya "That Girl Lay Lay" High), an avatar from a personal affirmation app that magically comes to life, and her best friend Sadie (Gabrielle Nevaeh Green) as they navigate life as teenagers and discover who they truly are.

[01/28/22 - 09:32 AM]
New Unconventional Comedy Series "Bust Down" to Premiere on Peacock Thursday, March 10
The series stars Jak Knight, Langston Kerman, Sam Jay and Chris Redd as four casino employees living dead-end lives with dead-end jobs in middle America, and the massive mess they manage to make out of it.

[01/28/22 - 09:03 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ Releases the First Episode of "The Afterparty" on YouTube in Celebration of Today's Global Debut of the Murder-Mystery Comedy
The first three episodes of "The Afterparty" are now streaming on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through March 4.

[01/28/22 - 09:01 AM]
Peacock Announces An All-Star Lineup of Talent for Its Exclusive Daily Programming Streaming Throughout the Winter Olympics
The daily programming slate including Top Highlights will stream for free on Peacock's Olympic Spotlight Channel.

[01/28/22 - 06:59 AM]
Fuse Backstage Set to Premiere Three, Original Music Documentaries Featuring Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and DJ Khaled
Using interview and performance footage, viewers will get an intimate behind-the-scenes, all-access look at how these artists achieved their mega-success, what their personal lives were like before stardom, and the people who have supported them along the way.

[01/28/22 - 06:16 AM]
Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for February
The three primary Crackle Plus streaming services, Crackle, Popcornflix, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, are rolling out to new distribution touch points as either AVOD or FAST channels.

[01/27/22 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 27
Updates include: Showtime cancels comedies "Black Monday," "Work in Progress"; Juliana Canfield to star in Peacock's "The Missing"; and James Gunn teases another "The Suicide Squad" TV series spin-off.

[01/27/22 - 08:01 PM]
Video: "Forecasting Love and Weather" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Inside a national weather service, love proves just as difficult to predict as rain or shine for a diligent forecaster and her free-spirited co-worker.

[01/27/22 - 03:00 PM]
ABC News Announces Two Primetime Specials and Network-Wide Coverage in Recognition of Black History Month
Look for "Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising" and "Soul of a Nation Presents: X / o n e r a t e d - The Murder of Malcolm X and 55 Years to Justice" to air back-to-back on Thursday, February 3.

[01/27/22 - 02:03 PM]
New Season of "The Circus" Premieres Sunday, March 6 at 8 PM ET/PT on Showtime
Hosted by John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, and Jennifer Palmieri, the 16-episode season will air in two parts of eight episodes apiece, with the program returning in the fall for the second installment.

[01/27/22 - 12:26 PM]
Video: Showtime Releases Official Trailer for "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber" Premiering Sunday, February 27
Starring Emmy winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emmy winner Kyle Chandler and Oscar and Emmy nominee Uma Thurman, the first season is based on Mike Isaac's bestselling book "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber."

[01/27/22 - 12:25 PM]
Crackle Plus, Publicis Media, and The General Will Launch New Series "Inside the Black Box"
The 10-episode series is hosted by Emmy Award winner and NAACP Image Awards recipient Joe Morton and celebrity acting coach, casting director, and producer Tracey Moore and will have both interview and performance aspects as the hosts interact with celebrity guests.

[01/27/22 - 12:01 PM]
Special Guests and Stars Unveiled for NBC's "Celebrating Betty White: America's Golden Girl"
Co-stars, friends, admirers and those who shared special moments with White recount their favorite memories and reveal untold stories to commemorate the life and legacy of the trailblazing television star.

[01/27/22 - 12:00 PM]
High-Stakes Cooking Competition Series "Rat in the Kitchen" to Premiere March 31 on TBS
Far more than a traditional cooking show, "Rat in the Kitchen," hosted by iconic roasting queen and comedian Natasha Leggero and celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre, is a game of high stakes cat and mouse where viewers get to play detective.

[01/27/22 - 11:03 AM]
Comedy Central Set to Premiere New Animated Series "Fairview" on Wednesday, February 9th at 8:30PM ET/PT
"Fairview" is a half-hour adult animated series about how national politics causes wild small town drama in the Natty Light-chugging, grocery store parking lot-fighting, public urinating town of Fairview through the lens of its sloppy party girl turned pragmatic mayor, Kelly Sampson.