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‘The Boondocks’ to Return on HBO Max

Press release from WarnerMedia, Sept. 18, 2019: HBO Max is ordering two reimagined seasons, with 24 episodes of the beloved animated series The Boondocks. The series from creator Aaron McGruder will launch in Fall 2020 with a 50-minute special. All…

Showtime Orders Drama Pilot ‘Yellowjackets’

Press release from Showtime, Sept. 17, 2019: SHOWTIME has announced a pilot order for the hour-long drama series YELLOWJACKETS, with creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos) executive producing and serving as showrunners. Karyn Kusama (Destroyer) will executive produce and…

NBCUniversal Announces ‘Peacock’ as the Name of Its Streaming Service and Unveils Initial Content Lineup

Press release from NBC, Sept. 17, 2019: NBCUniversal today announced “Peacock” (www.peacocktv.com) as the name for its new streaming service. Peacock is a nod to NBC’s iconic logo and NBCUniversal’s rich legacy of creating beloved films, TV series, characters and…

Taylor Swift Will Serve as the Mega Mentor on Season 17 of ‘The Voice’

Press release from NBC, Sept. 16, 2019: Ten-time Grammy Award winner and record-breaking global pop icon Taylor Swift will serve as the Mega Mentor on Season 17 of NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” Coaches John Legend…

Stars Realign for ABC’s Special ‘Cast From the Past’ Week

Press release from ABC, Sept. 16, 2019: Cast members and creative teams from iconic television series and films reunite on ABC prime time in “Cast from the Past Week,” beginning MONDAY, OCT. 7. Featured will be actors and behind-the-scenes talent…

Netflix Leads Saturday Night Edition of 2019 Creative Arts Emmys With 15, National Geographic Follows With 8

Announcement from the Television Academy, Sept. 14, 2019: The documentary Free Solo chronicles rock climber Alex Honnold’s amazing ascent to the top of Yosemite’s El Capitan without the aid of ropes, harnesses or other safety equipment. On Saturday night, the…

2019 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys: Complete List of Winners

Presented Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Luke Kirby, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Bradley Whitford,…

MoviePass Service Disruption

Message posted to the MoviePass website on Sept. 13, 2019: Dear MoviePass Subscribers, Over the past several months, MoviePass worked hard to relaunch its groundbreaking subscription service and recapitalize the company. While we were able to relaunch the service for…

’71st Emmy Awards’ Red Carpet Preshows to Air Live Sunday, Sept. 22, on Fox

Press release from Fox, Sept. 13, 2019: Catch all the stars on the red carpet at the 71st EMMY AWARDS with exclusive preshow coverage LIVE Sunday, Sept. 22 on FOX. Co-hosted by THE MASKED SINGER panelist Jenny McCarthy, FOX Sports’…

‘South Park’ Renewed Through Historic 26th Season

Press release from Comedy Central, Sept. 12, 2019: Trey Parker and Matt Stone are extending the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning South Park by three seasons and 30 episodes in a new deal with Comedy Central, taking the longest-running primetime scripted…