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[09/22/16 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 22
Updates include: Comedy Central's "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" to wrap after three seasons; John Rogers to spearhead "Magnum" revival at ABC; and Jason Winer brings "This Might Hurt" to FOX.

[02/19/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 19
Updates include: Philip Winchester to lead NBC's "Chicago Law"; Golden Brooks cast in "Lethal Weapon" at FOX; and Olivia DeJonge signs on for "Will" at TNT.

[11/20/15 - 08:33 AM]
"Blacklist" Equals Its High Since the Show's Season Debut Seven Weeks Ago
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/20/15 - 08:26 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday, as Winter Finales of Its TGIT Dramas Hit Multi-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/13/15 - 08:29 AM]
"Blacklist" & "Player" Retain 100% Week to Week in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 12.

[11/06/15 - 08:29 AM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Thursday in Adults 18-49, Jumping 11% Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 5.

[11/06/15 - 08:26 AM]
"Heroes Reborn" Jumps 30% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 to a Five-Week High
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 5.

[10/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
ABC Delivers Thursday's Top Entertainment Programming for the 6th-Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 29.

[10/30/15 - 08:24 AM]
"Blacklist" Grows, Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since the Show's Oct. 1 Season Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 29.

[10/23/15 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 23
Updates include: ABC's "Blood & Oil," NBC's "The Player" get reduced episode orders; CBS asks for six backup scripts for "Code Black"; and TBS pulls the plug on "Clipped."

[10/23/15 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's Thursday Is Up and Continues to Dominate Its Entertainment Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 22.

[10/23/15 - 08:24 AM]
"Heroes Reborn" and "Blacklist" Maintain 100% Week to Week in 18-49, "The Player" Grows
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 22.

[10/16/15 - 08:28 AM]
For the 4th Straight Week, ABC's TGIT Lineup Dominates Its Non-Sports Competition with the Top 3 Entertainment Telecasts of the Evening
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 15.

[10/16/15 - 08:25 AM]
Versus Baseball-Playoff and NFL Competition, "Blacklist" Holds 97% Week to Week in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 15.

[10/11/15 - 02:03 PM]
"Blindspot" Delivers the Biggest Live + 7 Day Viewer Increase for Premiere Week
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[10/09/15 - 08:31 AM]
Versus NFL and Baseball-Playoff Competition, "Blacklist" Tops Its Average from Last May's Sweep
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 8.

[10/09/15 - 08:23 AM]
ABC's TGIT Lineup Towers Over Its Non-Sports Competition for 3rd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 8.

[10/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Grows Week to Week by 10% in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
"The Blacklist" Equals Its High Since February
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 1.

[10/02/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's TGIT Drama Line-Up Delivers Thursday's Top 3 Entertainment Telecasts
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 1.

[09/30/15 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Extends "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" Run at 10 p.m. for Yet Another Week
Also, on Friday, October 2, look for an encore of "The Player" pilot.

[09/29/15 - 12:20 PM]
"Heroes Reborn" Captures the Second-Biggest L+3 Increase for a New Show So Far This Fall
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 24.

[09/29/15 - 07:41 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's Thursday Dramas Stand as the Night's Top 3 Playback Gainers in Both Adults 18-49 and Viewers
ABC further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 24.

[09/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Heroes Reborn" Captures NBC's Highest Rating in Its Slot, Excluding Sports, Since 2014
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 24.

[09/25/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Is the Dominant Non-Sports Net on Premiere Thursday with 8-Month Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 24.

[09/24/15 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 24
Updates include: TNT axes Jennifer Beals-led drama "Proof"; Sam Jaeger, Harold Perrineau cast in "Poor Richard's Almanack" at USA; and Steven Soderbergh to bring experimental "Mosaic" to HBO.

[09/11/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 11
Updates include: Nancy Lenehan tapped as part of "The Group" at TBS; Riley Smith latest cast in FOX's "Urban Cowboy"; and Lily Rabe boards HBO's original movie "The Wizard of Lies."

[08/21/15 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 21
Updates include: Andrew Dettmann exits "Chicago Med" as showrunner; Daisy Betts to succeed Cara Buono on NBC's "The Player"; and Nick Carter to lead Syfy original "Dead 7."

[08/18/15 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
Updates include: Syfy pulls the plug on "Haven" after five seasons; Jennifer Schuur, Josh Reims exit "The Catch" at ABC; and Martin Short signs onto NBC's Maya Rudolph variety show.

[07/30/15 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 30
Updates include: Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten bound for Amazon's "Edge"; Wyatt Cenac to lead "The Group" for TBS; and Rhys Ifans cast in Epix's "Berlin Station."

[07/27/15 - 12:32 PM]
2015 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Lineup, Dates, Initial Talent & More Announced
Highlights include two special events: "NCIS: Los Angeles Fall Premiere" and "CSI: Farewell Salute."

[07/24/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 24
Updates include: Showtime cancels "HAPPYish" after one season; Colin Salmon to recur on "Limitless" at CBS; and Faran Tahir joins the cast of ABC's "American Crime."

[06/23/15 - 01:04 PM]
NBC Arrives at Comic-Con with New Series and Returning Fan Favorites
"Heroes Reborn," "Blindspot," "The Player," "Hannibal" and "Grimm" are among the featured series.

[06/22/15 - 01:11 PM]
NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New 2015-16 Season
New launches include "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (September 15) and "Chicago Med" (November 10).

[05/10/15 - 09:01 AM]
Video: NBC's Fall Trailers for "Blindspot," "Heartbreaker," "People Are Talking" & "The Player"
Get your first look at the Peacock's first wave of new series for next season.

[05/10/15 - 09:00 AM]
Compelling Dramas, New Comedies and Favorite Returning Series Highlight NBC's Balanced and Potent 2015-16 Primetime Schedule
Highlights of the newly announced year-round schedule include the captivating and mysterious drama "Blindspot" from Greg Berlanti, one of TV's most prolific executive producers.

[05/08/15 - 08:30 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 8 - "Game of Silence," "The Player" Land Series Orders at NBC
David Lyons and Michael Raymond-James co-star in the former while Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester are featured in the latter.

[04/28/15 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 28
Updates include: NBC's dramas "Blindspot," "Heartbeaker" and "The Player" begin staffing; USA gives pilot order to "Paradise Pictures"; and TNT's "Legends" adds quartet for season two.

[03/17/15 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 17
Updates include: Dominic Purcell joins The CW's "Arrow/The Flash" spin-off; Cara Buono bound for "Endgame" at NBC; and Kristin Bauer van Straten cast in ABC's "The Kingmakers."

[03/05/15 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 5
Updates include: Rutina Wesley bound for "The Broad Squad" at ABC; Daniel Sharman tapped for "LFE" at CBS; and Matthew Lillard cast in NBC's "Problem Child."

[03/02/15 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 2
Updates include: Jane Lynch is the "Angel from Hell" at CBS; Mireille Enos to lead "The Catch" at ABC; and Rob Kazinsky is set as FOX's "Frankenstein."

[02/23/15 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 23
Updates include: Rob Riggle, Jane Curtin cast in FOX's "48 Hours 'Til Monday"; Wesley Snipes, Damon Gupton part of NBC's "Engame"; and Angela Kinsey joins ABC's "The 46 Percenters."

[02/19/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 19
Updates include: Josh Hopkins, Donald Faison among quartet cast in NBC's Monica Potter comedy; Philip Winchester to lead "Endgame," also at NBC; and USA passes on its drama pilot "Evil Men."

[01/23/15 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 23
Updates include: NBC orders a quartet of dramas to pilot; ABC follows with five greenlit pilots; and IFC cancels "The Birthday Boys."

[09/24/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 24
Updates include: NBC developing "Real Genius" as TV series; Zachary Levi to topline musical comedy "Tuned"; and John Rogers gets pilot production commitment for "Endgame," also at NBC.







PLAYER, THE (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/15 - 11/19/15
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2015-2016 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (9 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series order trimmed from 13 to nine episodes on 10/23/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) From the executive producers of "The Blacklist" and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester ("Strike Back," "Fringe") comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins. The cast also includes Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton. John Rogers serves as writer and executive producer. John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri also executive produce. "The Player" is produced by Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment and Kung Fu Monkey.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charity Wakefield as Cassandra King
· Damon Gupton as Cal Brown
· Philip Winchester as Alex Kane
· Wesley Snipes as Isaiah Johnson
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bharat Nalluri as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· John Davis as EP
· John Fox as EP
· John Rogers as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Davis Entertainment
· Kung Fu Monkey
· Sony Pictures Television