Breaking News from Freeform's 2019 Upfront Presentation

BREAKING NEWS FROM FREEFORM’S 2019 UPFRONT PRESENTATION

At today’s combined Walt Disney Television Upfront presentation held at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, Freeform showcased its continued commitment to provocative and bold original content that champions the force and momentum of its young adult audience.

“Freeform is built on one very powerful belief: that embracing the disruptive voices and diverse identities of our viewers is key to our ongoing success,” said Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform. “We are so proud to have the opportunity to grow with our audience and are looking forward to continuing to push the boundaries of convention through our programming—this year and in years to come.”

Marking another strong year for its original series, Freeform delivers the No. 1 comedy for the second year in a row (“grown-ish”) and 2 of the Top 3 new dramas of 2019 (“Good Trouble” and “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” respectively) among Women 18-34. Freeform continues to establish itself as the leading cable television network for young adults and sets itself apart from other content platforms with authentic and inclusive programming. The network also continues its decade of dominance in social media as the No. 1 most social cable network this year, as well as the No. 1 network in digital viewing.

Below are several network announcements with more breaking news coming out of today’s presentation. You can also view the trailers available.

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Fox Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2019-2020 Season

FOX ANNOUNCES NEW PRIMETIME SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020 SEASON
 
FOUR NEW COMEDIES AND SIX NEW DRAMAS JOIN LINEUP

ANIMATED COMEDY “BLESS THE HARTS,” FROM EMMY AWARD WINNER EMILY SPIVEY, AND FEATURING THE VOICES OF KRISTEN WIIG, MAYA RUDOLPH, JILLIAN BELL AND IKE BARINHOLTZ, TO PREMIERE SUNDAYS, USHERING IN NEW ERA OF ANIMATION DOMINATION

CRIME DRAMA “PRODIGAL SON,” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GREG BERLANTI, AND STARRING TOM PAYNE AND MICHAEL SHEEN, TO DEBUT MONDAYS

“THE RESIDENT” MOVES TO TUESDAYS, FOLLOWED BY SIXTH AND FINAL SEASON OF “EMPIRE”

FAMILY DRAMA “NOT JUST ME,” STARRING BRITTANY SNOW AND ACADEMY AWARD WINNER TIMOTHY HUTTON, TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAYS, FOLLOWING BROADCAST’S #1 NEW SERIES, “THE MASKED SINGER”

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NBC Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2019-2020 Season

NBC BUILDS ON WINNING LINEUP WITH STRONG INVESTMENTS IN RETURNING HITS, DOMINANT ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING, ADDICTIVE NEW DRAMAS, A RENEWED FOCUS ON COMEDY AND HOMECOMINGS FOR BIG NBC STARS

Monday: “The Voice,#1 in Its Timeslot, Returns With Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, Providing Coveted Launch Spot to Aspirational New Legal Drama “Bluff City Law,” Starring Emmy Award Winner Jimmy Smits at 10 P.M.

Tuesday: Winning Tuesday Lineup Remains Unchanged with “The Voice” Setting the Stage for # 1 Drama “This Is Us” at 9 P.M., Leading Into Last Season’s #2 New Drama “New Amsterdam” at 10 P.M.

Wednesday: Building Off Last Season’s Total Viewers Win, Chicago Block Returns to Dominate Wednesday Nights Starting With “Chicago Med,” at 8 P.M. Leading Into Wednesday’s Most-Watched Series “Chicago Fire” at 9 P.M. and Concluding With #1 Timeslot Winner “Chicago P.D.” at 10 P.M.

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ABC Renews Hit Series Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, and How to Get Away with Murder

ABC DOUBLES DOWN ON THURSDAY NIGHTS WITH TWO ADDITIONAL SEASONS OF ‘GREY’S ANATOMY,’ EXTENDING THE LONGEST-RUNNING PRIME-TIME MEDICAL DRAMA TO SEASON 17

‘STATION 19’ IS RENEWED WITH ‘GREY’S’ SHOWRUNNER KRISTA VERNOFF OVERSEEING BOTH SERIES, EXPANDING THEIR SHARED UNIVERSE

‘HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER’ TO RETURN FOR A SIXTH SEASON WITH SHOWRUNNER PETE NOWALK CONTINUING TO HELM

ABC has renewed record-breaking series “Grey’s Anatomy” for two additional seasons (Seasons 16 and 17). In addition, ABC has renewed “Station 19” for a third season and “How to Get Away with Murder” for a sixth season. Executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff will helm both “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19,” giving fans two hours of feels on Thursdays and providing a seamless crossover narrative on both series.

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CBS Renews Six More Dramas and Two News Programs for 2019-2020 Broadcast Season

CBS RENEWS SIX MORE DRAMAS AND TWO AWARD-WINNING NEWS PROGRAMS FOR 2019-2020 BROADCAST SEASON

SEAL Team,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Madam Secretary,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “MacGyver,”

60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” to Return

CBS announced today that it has renewed six more drama series and two news programs for the 2019-2020 broadcast season. SEAL TEAM, S.W.A.T., MADAM SECRETARY, BULL, HAWAII FIVE-0 and MACGYVER will return to the CBS lineup next season, along with longstanding primetime news shows 60 MINUTES and 48 HOURS. With these pickups, CBS has now renewed 18 series for next year.

The acclaimed, award-winning 60 MINUTES has been on the Network for 51 years and averages 10.9 million viewers every Sunday evening, while the Emmy Award-winning 48 HOURS, now in its 32nd season, attracts an audience of 4.4 million on Saturdays. BULL, now in its third season, reaches 11.4 million viewers. HAWAII FIVE-0, currently in its ninth season, hits 10.1 million, and MADAM SECRETARY in season five reaches 8.1 million. S.W.A.T. and SEAL TEAM, both in their second seasons on the Network, each score approximately 8.6 million viewers, and MACGYVER, in its third season, attracts 7.6 million viewers every week.

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HBO Releases Official Tease and Promo Photo for Watchmen, Premiering in the Fall

HBO MultimediaWatchmen Official Tease - Fall of 2019

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, this drama series from executive producer Damon Lindelof embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own. The cast includes: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.

Produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC; executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof; executive producer/director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti. Watchmen will debut on HBO in the fall of 2019.

Below is an official tease from the first season of Watchmen, which premieres on the fall on HBO. Check it out below.

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Shudder Nabs Acclaimed Horror-Comedy Deadtectives

SHUDDER NABS ​DEADTECTIVES 

Fake TV Ghost Hunters Encounter Real Paranormal Activity In Acclaimed Horror-Comedy Feature 

MAY 7, 2019 ​— Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today that it has acquired all rights across all its territories to horror comedy DEADTECTIVES​, the debut feature from writer/director Tony West starring Chris Geere (​You’re The Worst), Martha Higareda (Altered Carbon​). Tina Ivlev (​Shameless​), Jose Maria de Tavira (​Rosaria Tijeras), and David Newman (A Discovery of Witches) round out the ensemble cast.

Lauded by Bloody Disgusting as “a tonally perfect horror comedy,” ​DEADTECTIVES chronicles a team of hapless reality TV ghost hunters who experience true paranormal activity for the first time while filming a make-or-break episode in the most haunted mansion in Mexico. Facing cancellation on the one hand and supernatural entities on the other, the team must figure out a way to bust the ghosts, deliver the episode of a lifetime, and escape with their lives intact.

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The Gilded Age, from Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes, Comes to HBO as a Drama Series

THE GILDED AGE, FROM OSCAR, EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER JULIAN FELLOWES, COMES TO HBO AS A DRAMA SERIES
 
The Award-Winning DOWNTON ABBEY Team Of Fellowes, Gareth Neame And Michael Engler Reunites For THE GILDED AGE

THE GILDED AGE
HBO Drama Series – 10 Episode Production Commitment

Logline:
The American Gilded Age in 1885 was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and the rise of disparity between old money and new money, which is being reflected again today. Against this backdrop comes young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Southern general, who moves into the home of her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. Accompanied by the mysterious Peggy Scott, an African-American woman masquerading as her maid, Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbors, led by a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife struggling for acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path in this exciting new world that is on the brink of transformation into the modern age?

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Hulu Releases The Handmaid's Tale Official Season Three Trailer & Key Art and Veronica Mars First Look

Hulu MultimediaThe Handmaid's Tale - Season Three Official Trailer and Key Art - Premiering 6/05/19
Veronic Mars - First Look - Premiering 7/26/19

Today at the Hulu '19 presentation, Hulu released the official trailer for season three of The Handmaid's Tale as well as the first look at the Hulu revival of Veronica Mars. The new season of The Handmaid's Tale premieres Wednesday, June 5. Veronica Mars premieres all episodes on Friday, July 26, only on Hulu. The videos and key art are below, after the jump.

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Hulu Unveils Four New Series Orders, Two Freshman Comedy Renewals, and More at 2019 Upfront Presentation

HULU UNVEILS FOUR NEW SERIES ORDERS, TWO FRESHMAN COMEDY RENEWALS, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR FOOD ORIGINALS, BRAND NEW AD OFFERING AND MORE AT HULU ‘19 PRESENTATION

Company Surges Past 28 Million Total U.S. Customers, Including 26.8 Million Paid Subscribers
 
Hulu and Marvel Television Expand Partnership With Two New Live-Action Series, Marvel’s Ghost Rider and Marvel’s Helstrom
 
Hulu Inks Multi-Year Deal With Vox Media Studios, MajorDomo Media and Suit & Thai Productions to Create Hulu’s First-Ever Food Originals

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