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Turner’s David Levy Bullish on The NBA Heading Into All-Star Weekend

TNT heads into its coverage of the NBA All-Star weekend festivities in New Orleans looking to build some ratings momentum heading into the NBA playoffs push. TNT’s  NBA live game coverage -- which includes exclusive Thursday night doubleheader games and a new package of Monday night NBA telecasts -- is averaging 1.7 million viewers thus far this season, on par with last year’s performance.

What National Geographic Wants You to Know About 'Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric'

National Geographic’s two-hour documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric, premieres Monday (Feb. 6) amid a very passionate, national conversation revolving around gender identity. The documentary, hosted by the former NBC Today and CBS Evening News anchor, will approach the topic of gender through the lens of science, society and culture, according to network officials.


What Investigation Discovery Wants You to Know About ‘Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence’ 

Investigation Discovery seeks to bring a new perspective to the two decades-old O.J. Simpson murder trial when it launches a six-hour documentary series, Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence, over three consecutive nights beginning Jan. 15. 


Ronda Rousey to Cap Knockout PPV Year for UFC

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey’s return to the octagon in tonight’s UFC 207 pay-per-view event will cap off what has easily been one of the mixed martial arts franchise’s most lucrative PPV campaigns ever.


Dan Rather Trumped Election Prognosticators

The media is still trying to figure out how they were so wrong about predicting Donald Trump’s historic election as president of the United States.


Much of the media had Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton easily ascending to the office of the presidency, only to eat crow when Trump shocked the world on Election Day.


What A&E Wants You to Know About ‘Live PD’

A&E  on Oct. 28 will shine a light on the work of police officers in a new and provocative series that is sure to raise a few eyebrows.


The eight-episode Live PD series will provide live and unfiltered coverage of police officers over a two-hour period as they patrol several of the country’s urban and rural cities. The series comes as the country continues its debate over policing tactics in light of several recent and controversial shootings of unarmed black men.


Hulu Catches Many TV Viewers in a Lie

If your buddy says that he saw the most recent episode of HBO’s Westworld, there’s a good chance he’s lying, according to a new Hulu survey.


Nearly half of 18 to 49 year olds (46%) recently surveyed by Hulu lied about being caught up on a particular TV series, according to research released Friday by the streaming service. Men in particular tend to lie more than women – 62% of men in the demo admitted to fibbing about watching a show, while only 32% of women admit to the behavior.


Three Questions for Alfre Woodard of Netflix's 'Luke Cage'

Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard stars in the upcoming Netflix original series Marvel’s Luke Cage, premiering on the streaming service this Friday (Sept. 30).


Woodard, who plays New York City politician Mariah Stokes in the superhero-themed drama series, has won four primetime Emmy Awards over a more than 30-year television career for her roles in Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The Practice and HBO’s original movie Miss Evers’ Boys.


Cable Shows Lead TV’s G.O.A.T. List

Anyone who doubted the impact that the cable programming has had on the history of television only needs to look at Rolling Stone magazine’s recently released list of the top 100 greatest TV shows of all time


What ESPN Wants You To Know About The World Cup Hockey Tournament

ESPN will hit the ice to televise -- and stream -- professional caliber hockey for the first time since 2004 with its exclusive coverage of the World Cup Of Hockey, debuting this Saturday (Sept. 17).