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'The Walking Dead' season 7 gets premiere date; Starz ending 'Black Sails' after season 4

The Program Guide highlights recentprogramming announcements from various networks and online video platforms.


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* will premiere the seventhseason of its hit show "The Walking Dead" on Oct. 23, Variety reportedJuly 22. The 16-episode season will be aired in two parts, with the first eightepisodes airing in the fall and the other eight premiering in February 2017, accordingto the report. The show is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman.

* has begun productionfor a new original show, "Famous in Love." The show is based on a novelof the same name by Rebecca Serle, the network said July 22. The one-hour soap opera-esque drama followsPaige, a college student, who gets a big break for a starring role in a Hollywoodblockbuster.

* renewed "Legendsof Chamberlain Heights" for a second season, the network July 21. The first season of the urban,coming-of-age animated series is set to premiere on the network Sept. 14.

* "DrunkHistory" will premiere its fourth season on Comedy Central on Sept. 27. Thefourth season will have 10 episodes, the network said July 21.

* will end its drama series "BlackSails" after its fourth season airs in 2017, Multichannel News reportedJuly 20. The drama is set in the high seas and revolves around pirates.

* has givenDirector Peter Farrelly and writer Bobby Mort's new comedy series a straight-to-seriesorder of 10 episodes, Variety reportedJuly 20. The show will be called "Loudermilk," and is a fictionalizedtale of a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor who has a bad attitudeabout everything, managing to annoy everyone in his life.

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* will premiere the newseason of its reality show "Toddlers and Tiaras" on Aug. 24. The showrevolves around child beauty pageants, revealing how inside the glamour it is acutthroat world. The new season will have 13 episodes, the network July 20.

* and Channel 4 (UK)have partnered to produce a four-part drama about ISIS, Variety reportedJuly 20. The yet-to-be-named drama is based on various firsthand accounts and extensiveresearch. It reportedly tells the story of four British men and women who go toRaqqah, Syria, to join ISIS.

* Realityshow "Cake Boss" will return on TLC for its eighth season on Aug. 23.The show revolves around Buddy Valastro and his team who try to create cakes basedon ideas through consultations with clients. This season will see Carlo's Bakeryworking on a sand castle cake, a motorcycle jacket cake and a life-size grand piano cake, the network July 19.

* is teaming up with JenniferLopez for a new dance competition series called "World of Dance," Variety reportedJuly 19. The network greenlit the series for 10 episodes, reportedly. While it isreportedly unclear if Lopez will appear on the show, she is serving as an executiveproducer for the series.

* Comedydocu-series "Rickey Smiley For Real" was renewed for a third season atTV One (US), the networksaid July 19. The showrevolves around the comic and radio personality Rickey Smiley who is striving toachieve his goal of dominating the entertainment industry. The show also gives viewersa glimpse into the personal and social life of Smiley.

* Starzgreenlit the drama series "Power" for two more seasons. The show is executiveproduced by rapper 50 Cent, who also stars in it. Season three of the show is currentlyrunning on the network, according to a July 19 press release.


* renewed Marvel's "Daredevil"for a third season, Variety reportedJuly 21. The second season of the show premiered on Netflix in March.

* will premiere itsoriginal kids series, "The Kicks," on Aug. 26 on Prime Video across theU.S., U.K., Germany and Austria. Based on a book series by Alex Morgan, an Olympicgold medalist and current U.S. women's national team soccer player, the show isa live-action series targeted at children between the ages of 6 and 11, the networksaid July 20. The firstseason of the show will be available for free to Amazon Prime members through theAmazon Video app for TVs, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices or online.