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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/21/15)
AHC: Natural Born Outlaws (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Miami Flip (Premiere) at 11pm
ID: Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors (Premiere) at 9pm
VH1: Love at First Kiss (Premiere) at 11pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: LA (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Suddenly Royal (Finale) at 10pm

Chris Rock is in negotiations to host the 88th Academy Awards. It wouldn’t Rock’s first time at this rodeo – the Saturday Night Live alum hosted the 2005 show, the second-most-viewed ceremony over the past 10 years. Only Ellen Degeneres‘ stint in 2014 fared better.
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Dr. Phil McGraw has re-upped with CBS Television Distribution through 2020. “Dr. Phil is the leading voice in daytime television and he’s made his show an important platform to discuss issues our viewers are struggling with every day,” said Armando Nunez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. Added McGraw: “Extending this dynamic partnership with CBS affords us a chance to continue our important work with individuals and families across America and around the world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The king of the red carpet is staying put. Ryan Seacrest has inked a new two-year pact to continue hosting and executive producing E!‘s Live from the Red Carpet series, covering some of the biggest awards show events in Hollywood. Seacrest, who joined E! In 2006, will continue with the network through 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Good news for Community vet Ken Jeong and the cast of his new comedy Dr. Ken: ABC has ordered nine more episodes of the series, for a total of 22. Earning an average 6.6 million viewers and 1.5 rating among A18-49, it’s the first comedy of the season to land a full-season pickup.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday night, Donald Trump canceled his planned appearance on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, now filming a week of shows from Brooklyn. “I have a big political event which I can’t skip,” Trump explained to Fox NewsSean Hannity Tuesday afternoon. The GOP frontrunner said he’d drop in on Kimmel in LA in two weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Colin Jost is relinquishing his post as head writer of Saturday Night Live to focus on “Weekend Update,” the satirical newscast he co-anchors with Michael Che. He is now credited as a writer on the NBC sketch show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV announced air dates for its 2016 lineup of award shows. MTV Woodie Awards, honoring on-the-verge new artists in music, bows Wednesday, March 16. MTV Movie Awards airs Sunday, April 10, while MTV Video Music Awards airs Sunday, August 28. MTV Fandom Awards and MTV EMAs dates have yet to be named.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom acquired a minority stake in DigiTour Media, producer of concerts (DigiTours) and festivals (DigiFests) that bring together social media stars and their fans. “We believe that this pairing will lead to opportunities to combine our authentic connection to Generation Z with Viacom’s unparalleled television, film, digital and international resources in order to help accelerate and scale our media brand globally,” said Meridith Valiando Rojas, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DigiTour.  Additional investors include LionTree and Slow Ventures.
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Entries for the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards are now being accepted, and registration is open for qualified judges. “Having raised the Daytime franchise to compete with the other premier awards shows on television, we are anticipating a record year for entries and look forward to another outstanding celebration of everything that makes Daytime television special and unique,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS.  The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be on Friday, April 29, ahead of the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, May 1 in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Stars Hollow gang might be reuniting. Netflix is developing a revival of Warner Bros. series Gilmore Girls with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her executive producer husband Daniel Palladino. The project would consist of four 90-minute installments.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central ordered 10 episodes of Detroiters from Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video and Jason Sudeikis, who will recur in the series. Comedy stars Second City alums Tim Robinson (Saturday Night Live) and Sam Richardson (Veep).
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC greenlit comedy This Is Happening from Universal Television, Will Ferrell and  Gary Sanchez Productions. The series centers on a single woman in her mid-30s whose life changes when she gets a job at a popular website and begins hanging out with her 20-something co-workers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias snagged a pilot deal with ABC to write and star in a new comedy. The series, tentatively titled The Fluffy Shop, is based on Iglesias’ real life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision‘s LAnzate premieres as a national program on Saturday, October 24 at 1p. The show features Fernanda Kelly and Luis Sandoval presenting interactive opportunities to Hispanic millennials at interesting locations throughout the greater LA area.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s “Very Merry Christmas” kicks off in November with world premiere holiday movies every Saturday and Sunday. First up: A Gift Wrapped Christmas on Saturday, November 2 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FYI docuseries Married at First Sight will be back for a third season on Tuesday, December 1 at 9p. The extreme social experiment returns with three new couples matched and married in a new location: Atlanta, Georgia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of Fix My Mom has been moved up, from November 3 to Tuesday, October 27 at 9p. Oxygen reality show from Bunin-Murray Productions gets to the root of the problems in troubled mother/daughter relationships.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Azteca America delivered its highest rated soccer match of the season among A18-49 on Friday, with Tijuana vs. America, averaging 390,000 in the demo as well as 643,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

48 HOURS: “Vengeance in Vegas” was Saturday’s top non-sports program with viewers, according to Nielsen Live+SD ratings for October 17. The broadcast delivered 4.76 million viewers (up +2 percent from the same night last year) and a 1.1/03 with A 25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC was the most-watched network on Monday (10.5 million), marking season highs in total viewers and A18-49 (1.6/5-tie). Dancing With the Stars beat NBC‘s The Voice for the first time this season in total viewers (+11 percent – 12.3 million vs. 11.1 million), but the singing competition led in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dr. Phil (3.0 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 3 percent from the week before) easily topped talkers all of its four weeks this season. The show (1.6 demo rating) was also far ahead of the chat pack among W25-54. Live with Kelly & Michael (2.6, down 4 percent) continued to trounce all others. The only top tier show in the category to gain ground: Wendy Williams (1.5, up 7 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judge Judy (6.8, steady) has been the dominant strip for 994 consecutive weeks and the  #1 syndicated strip overall for 16 straight weeks. The new trend is that Judy’s creation, Hot Bench (2.1, steady), has been the second highest rated court show every week this season, surging 40 percent over last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court was up 26 percent (to .48) among W18-34 the week of September 21 versus the same week last year, and up 15 percent (to .61) among W18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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