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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/10/14)
CMT: FNA USA (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Behind The Build HGTV Smart Home (Premiere) at 11pm
HGTV: RV 2014 (Premiere) at 1pm
HGTV: Celebrity Homes (Premiere) at 2pm
HBO: 24/7 (Finale) at 8:30pm
ID: Evil Twins (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Project Runway: Under The Gunn (Finale) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Life Below Zero (Finale) at 9pm
USA: Suits (Finale) at 9pm

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf called foul on HBO entering True Detective in the drama series Emmy category rather than as a mini-series. The day of the FX Upfront, Landgraf laid the blame on a “freewheeling and ambiguous situation,” with shows like FX anthology series American Horror Story and True Detective defined as having “dual eligibility,” where the producer makes the category call. It’s “patently unfair” to actors who sign on for seven years of a series, said Landgraf, to pack the drama series category with A-listers like Matthew McConaughey who aren’t bound to a multi-year contract.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The biggest skeptic at a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday over the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger: Senator Al Franken (D-Minn). “I believe this deal will result in fewer choices, higher prices and even worse service for my constituents,” said the Saturday Night Live alum. Because the two companies don’t compete against each other anywhere, countered Comcast EVP David Cohen, “The transaction will not lead to any reduction in competition or consumer choice in any market.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is launching an online search for comedy writers. Two winners of “NBC Comedy Playground” will have the chance to create shows to air on the net in summer 2015; celebs involved in selecting the top concepts include Eva Longoria, Sean Hayes, Mindy Kaling and Seth Meyers. Another winner, decided by public vote, lands an online comedy. Applications accepted at http://NBCComedyPlayground.com starting May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America teased fans with the release of four Orphan Black posters it says offer insight into season two of the conspiracy thriller, premiering Saturday, April 19 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD ordered a second season of Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Pull, from ITV Studios America. Show next airs Friday, April 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Americans got a third season renewal on FX. At the net’s Upfront, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf noted that while live numbers have slipped, the show’s DVR viewership is “unlike anything I have ever seen. Live viewing is essentially just 20 percent of the whole.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twentieth Television and the FOX Television Stations announced the renewal of Divorce Court through the 2016-17 season. Currently in its 15th season and TV’s longest-running court show, Divorce Court boasted a seven-year viewer high during February sweeps, averaging nearly 3 million viewers an episode, up 49 percent over year ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land is taking a shot at a Candid Camera reboot. Co-produced by Electus and Candid Camera, Inc., the hidden camera reality show will launch this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards will offer a sneak peek from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Cast member Ellen Page will introduce the clip from the film, out May 23. Awards show airs live on Sunday, April 13 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! Best Moments: On the Air with Ryan Seacrest looks back at some of the host’s most memorable interviews from his KIIS-FM American Top 40 post. Special airs Wednesday, April 23 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Gross (Family Ties) will play the founder of a faltering DVD distribution company on Suits, when the USA drama returns for season four this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tony Award-winning Donna Murphy will guest on season six of USA‘s Royal Pains, coming back this summer with 13 new episodes. Murphy will play a financial representative with ties to Boris’s bank.
(Source: Cynopsis)

How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders, who played S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria in the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot and in The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier films, will reprise the character again on ABC‘s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., reports TVLine. The ep airs during sweeps (of course) on Tuesday, April 29 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series finale of Syfy‘s Being Human was the number one cable drama Tuesday night among A18-49 at 9p. The closer drew 1.4 million viewers, 750,000 A18-49 and 728,000 A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS‘s NCIS, Tuesday’s most-watched program, was three tenths under NBC‘s The Voice in A18-49 but beat the younger-skewing singing competition in A25-54 (3.8 to 3.7).
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX‘s Justified finale on Tuesday averaged 2.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen early numbers, up 16 percent versus last week and 5 percent over the season four ender. Among A18-49, the show drew a .8 rating; last year’s finale rating was .7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

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