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Oxygen Greenlights Transgender Series “Strut” From Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg’s executive produced Strut has been picked up to series by Oxygen Media. The series follows fashion models working with Slay Model Management, the world’s first exclusive transgender modeling agency.

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Your Fall Television Schedule

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Now that the major five networks have released their new orders and schedules, it is time to begin planning our viewing calendars!

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CW Spreads Their DC Universe Across Four Nights This Fall

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CW excitedly pointed out during their upfront presentation that they have a clear audience and are aware of what that audience wants to watch.

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Issues Of Diversity Hang Over CBS Upfront Presentation

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ABC may have gotten some backlash over their cancellations, but CBS is taking serious heat for their pilot orders on the newly announced schedule – a lineup filled with male-led comedies and procedurals.

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ABC Breaks Up The Shondaland Primetime Party On Thursday Nights

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Jimmy Kimmel made a splash this morning with an opening monologue at ABC’s upfront presentation that may have been closer to a roast. With performances, light-hearted moments, and videos of new series all on full display.

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Amazon, Hulu & Netflix Load Up On Original Content

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Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix have forged their own paths to creating content in the digital subscription space and while the major networks show off their choices on Madison Ave. we wanted to look at what these three big online channels have in the works.

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Fox Hands “24: Legacy” The Post-Superbowl Premiere Slot

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The highly anticipated 24 reboot, 24: Legacy, just landed itself the best premiere slot on television: right after the Super Bowl. Find out what else Fox announced at the 2016 Upfront here!

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HBO, Showtime & Starz Work To Steal Viewers With New Series Orders

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Premium cable networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz have taken the battle for subscribers to another level this year as each channel has fully implemented an a la carte system in order to win over the cord-cutters.

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Cable Nets Place Their Series Orders

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Cable channels may not have the same level of presence as the major networks at upfronts, but that doesn’t mean we’re not curious about what they’re ordering throughout the year. See a breakdown of everything in the pipeline here!

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NBCUniversal Kickstarts A Week Of Upfronts With Their Stable Of Stars

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While CBS is developing projects exclusively for CBS All Access, and ABC fights to retain stacking rights, NBCU is trying to prove that the cord-cutting generation hasn’t given up on traditional television as much as you would think.

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Your Guide To Upfronts Presentations And Parties

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It’s Upfronts time! This week, TV executives, creators, and stars head to the east coast to present their lineup after the spring cleaning and new orders that occurred last week and we’ve got your guide to all the presentations and parties.

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TV Orders, Renewals, And Cancellations – What Did The Networks Choose?

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We’ve broken down all of the network pilots for you, tracked casting, and followed their updates all season long. Now we’ve collected all that information and have put it together for you in one handy guide!

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DC Comedy “Powerless” And Three Other Comedies Ordered By NBC

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NBC is adding a new addition to the DC TV universe with a series order for Powerless, the superhero insurance comedy starring Vanessa Hudgens and Dani Pudi.

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CBS Orders “Training Day”, “Bull”, “MacGyver” And “The Great Indoors”

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Bull starring Michael Weatherly has received a series order along with Pure Genius, MacGyver, and Training Day, and comedies Man With A Plan and The Great Indoors.

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Fox Drops All Freshman Comedies And Renews “Sleepy Hollow”

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Bordertown, Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life, Grandfathered, and The Grinder have all been cut from Fox’s series ranks.

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ABC Axes “Muppets”, “Agent Carter”, “Castle” And More

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Say goodbye to cult favorite Agent Carter and long-standing hour-long Castle, as ABC has decided to cancel both shows in addition to The Muppets, Galavant, Nashville, and The Family.

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Greg Berlanti’s “Supergirl”, “Riverdale” & Two More Pilots Ordered By CW

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Supergirl is making a big move to CW and Vancouver for season two and CW picks up three pilots to series: Riverdale, Frequency, and No Tomorrow.

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UPFRONTS: National Geographic Launching New Series On Instagram

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Who knew that National Geographic was a social media juggernaut? Well, the 50 million people who follow them did and now the channel is launching new programming for their ever expanding young audience.

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UPFRONTS: YouTube, Machinima And Vice Make Their Cases To Advertisers At NewFronts

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YouTube and Machinima focused on Preferred Advertisers while Vice is seriously proud of their new TV channel in today’s NewFronts recap.

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UPFRONTS: Hearst, Time Inc. & CNN Promote Their Latest Offerings At NewFronts

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Hearst, Time Inc., and CNN make their presentations at NewFronts with more unscripted, talk series, and VR content.

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Upfronts: Hulu And YouTube Announce Plans For New Channel Bundles

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Hulu announces a new “skinny bundle” in the works, but not to be outdone, YouTube makes a similar announcement ahead of their NewFronts tomorrow.

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UPFRONTS: Digital Platforms’ NewFronts Get The Ball Rolling In New York

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Where Upfronts used to be comprised of the big five television networks and a few cable channels, the events now span months with dozens of channels and platforms presenting their wares. Here’s a rundown of the biggest news to come out of this year’s Newfronts.

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TB TV Recap: Netflix Orders “The Punisher” While “Wheel Of Time” In The Works

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Well Marvel fans, the news we all hoped for is finally here: The Punisher is headed to Netflix. Since Jon Bernthal’s initial casting in the role of Frank Castle, rumors have swirled that there may be spinoff series.

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TB TV Recap: IFC And Lifetime Announce New Development Slates

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IFC and Lifetime have announced large development projects targeted squarely at millennial audiences.

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TB TV Recap: FX Puts “Happy City” Into Development & TNT Locks Horror Block

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Dan Harmon has put into development Happy City at FX through his Starburns Industries banner and comedy group Extremely Decent. TNT meanwhile has locked their horror-block after giving a series order to Tales From The Crypt from M. Night Shyamalan.

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TB TV Recap: Marvel Expands Its TV Menu With “Cloak And Dagger” On Freeform

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Freeform held its first upfront this week under its new moniker and unleashed a large slate of projects in development. One project that stood out amongst all of the announcements was Marvel’s Cloak And Dagger. Plus, our weekly round-up of the latest developments in 2016 pilot season.

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HBO Gives “Game Of Thrones” Own Post-Episode Talk Show “After The Thrones”

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Game Of Thrones is the latest series to receive its own post-air talk show, with HBO ordering After The Thrones from producer Bill Simmons.

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TB TV Recap: Comedy Central Hopes To Correct Course With New Orders

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Comedy Central is looking to stand out from the crowd at May’s upfronts as they held their first standalone presentation this week, offering highlights of what advertisers can expect ahead of the event. Plus, your weekly recap of the latest developments in this year’s pilot season.

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TB TV Recap: CBS And Fox Prep For Next Fall With Renewals

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Fox has renewed The Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn 9-9, while CBS renewed 11 series. The fates of freshmen series like Supergirl, however, still hang in the balance.

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Netflix Snags Jonah Hill & Emma Stone Comedy “Maniac”

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Just a few days after announcing that Paramount TV and Anonymous Content were pitching Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, Netflix has closed a deal giving the dark comedy a 10 episode series order.

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