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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/14/15)
NBC: Adele Live in New York City (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Tiny House Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Childhood’s End (Premiere) at 8pm
SYFY: The Expanse (Premiere) at 10pm
AXS TV: The X Factor UK (Finale) at 8pm
FOOD: Cake Wars: Christmas (Finale) at 9pm
FX: Fargo (Finale) at 10pm

Willard Scott, 81, announced on Friday that he is retiring from Today, after 35 years at the morning show and 65 years at NBC. Scott semi-retired in 1996, passing the weather reporting baton to Al Roker. Scott will get a proper send-off Tuesday, December 15. “He is literally my second dad. I love that man,” tweeted Roker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered five more episodes of Chicago Med, for a first season of 18 installments. The drama has averaged a time period-winning 2.0 among A18-49 and 8.9 million viewers in Live+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel has presidential candidate Donald Trump in the late night hot seat on Wednesday, December 16, the day after CNN’s GOP debate. Trump owed Kimmel one, having canceled a scheduled appearance the night before he was supposed to show in October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And in this corner, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will appear in an episode of Amy Poehler-exec-produced Broad City. Season three launches on Comedy Central Wednesday, February 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chuck Todd announced on Meet the Press Sunday that NBC is teaming with fact-checking website PolitiFact to fact-check moments on the campaign trail, and put statements made on Meet the Press to its Truth-O-Meter test. An analysis of the assertion of yesterday’s guest Marco Rubio that only three or four countries are taking significant military shots at ISIS can be found here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A helicopter headed to a location shoot in Argentina for MTV reality show The Challenge crashed on Saturday, killing the pilot and a technician, the only two people onboard. In March, 10 people connected to French reality show Dropped perished in a helicopter crash in Argentina.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS‘s Mike & Molly has been canceled after six seasons, according to castmember Rondi Reed. The actress, who plays Mike’s mother, Peggy, posted on Facebook Sunday, “Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show.” Reed said the season would be cut to 13 episodes, with taping ending January 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox ordered event series Shots Fired, following the aftermath of a racially charged shooting. Drama from Gina Prince Bythewood (Love & Basketball) and Brian Grazer (Empire) is slated for a 2016 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two projects from Temple Hill landed script commitments with penalty from Fox: A dance show, written and exec produced by Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King) and exec produced by Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars), and a medical drama from Tom Fontana (Oz). 20th Century Fox Television will produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Seven Bucks Productions (Ballers), co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, and Left/Right (Mob Wives) are teaming with sports agency Athletes First to produce an untitled docu-series about college football players and their intense preparation for the NFL Draft. “As a former high school All-American football player and collegiate National Champion at University of Miami, I know how determined and relentlessly hard these athletes work and we’re inspired to share their stories,” said Johnson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox isn’t saddling up Urban Cowboy to series. The pilot from Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television was based on the 1980 movie starring John Travolta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark will keep the ball rolling with seasonal programming after its “Countdown to Christmas” stunt ends its successful run. The net’s inaugural “Winterfest” event, with premiere original movies every Saturday in January, launches January 2 at 9p with Luke Perry in Love in Paradise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raiders, raptors and rebels, oh my! Science Channel is celebrating eye-popping scenes on Star Wars and other films on Wednesday, December 16 at 8p with George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic. Mark Hamill narrates the one-hour behind-the-scenes special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hello again: The season 12 finale of The X Factor UK, airing on AXS TV tonight at 8p, features a performance by Adele, along with performances by Coldplay and X Factor alums One Direction.
(Source: Cynopsis)

T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) will host the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, broadcast live on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on Sunday, January 17 at 8p. This year, the TV and Movie awards have been combined for one three-hour event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewers can party commercial-free with Fuse New Years Eve. Playlist includes hits from Beyonce, Fetty Wap, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars and Jidenna, among others on Thursday, December 31 from 9p-1a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elizabeth McGovern hosts season two of Million Dollar American Princesses, focused on the real-life American heiresses who, like McGovern’s Downton Abbey character, relocated to Europe. Four-parter debuts Sunday, January 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Roy Jackson headlines the season four premiere of Bounce TV’s Off the Chain. Season three debut of the stand-up series was seen by over 1.7 million people.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Legendary AAA Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio surprised fans on Saturday during taping of El Rey’s Lucha Underground. Mysterio will join the freestyle wrestling series for season two, launching Wednesday, January 27 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Life’s Shock Trauma: Edge of Life follows critically-injured patients at a major medical center, starting Friday, January 1 at 10p. Docudrama is produced by MedSchool Maryland Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Team Ninja Warrior premieres on Esquire Tuesday, January 19 at 8p. The American Ninja Warrior spin-off has the ninjas competing in squads of three, two males and one female.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV expands its music programming with Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance, bowing Sunday, January 24 at 9p. The night’s rock block also includes concert series Live From Red Rocks at 8p and competition series Breaking Band at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Just hours after a New York State Supreme Court judge on Friday ordered daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings to stop taking bets from consumers in New York, upholding an earlier order, an appellate court judge gave the sites an emergency injunction allowing them to remain open for business in the Big Apple. Barring the sites could take a bite out of possible TV ad revenue – they accounted for 3 percent of total advertising across 14 broadcast and cable nets in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order) will co-star opposite Queen Latifah in a Fox pilot from Lee Daniels (Empire) about a girl group reaching for the stars in the music industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Zoe Kravitz to the cast of HBO limited series Big Little Lies, from David E. Kelley. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon star in the small screen adaptation of the Liane Moriarty bestseller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miles Doleac (Banshee) landed a recurring role on upcoming CW drama Containment, about a deadly epidemic in Atlanta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Dolly Parton: Coat of Many Colors on Thursday drew 12.84 million viewers and 1.8/6 among A18-49, the most-watched TV movie on broadcast since May 2012.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo announced its Monday-Friday primetime ratings in 2015 were the highest in its history among total viewers (1.67 million, +9% versus 2014) and A18-49 (828K, +9% versus last year), according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday, December 6 episode of AMC freshman Into the Badlands saw its highest-yet time-shifting gains, up +49% among P2+, +56% among A18-49, and +54% among A25-54. Adding in 3 days of playback, episode 104 delivered 3.6 million P2+, 2.1 million among A18-49, and 2.3 million among A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of their crossovers, CW’s The Flash rose to a season high 2.08 among A18-49 and a season high 5.47 million viewers in Live+3 numbers, while Arrow hit the mark with season highs of 1.89 in the demo and 3.76 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Bounce TV’s Family Time delivered over 4.5 million viewers and 3.3 million homes across all plays, to become the net’s most-watched original series ever. Across the 10-episode premiere telecasts, season three had increases among HH (264,000, +76%), P18-49 (164,000, +71%) and P2+ (391,000, +85%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Rose Siggins died on December 12 from complications of kidney stone surgery. She was 43. Siggins played Legless Suzi in season four of American Horror Story.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Marjorie Lord died of natural causes on November 28. She was 97. Lord was best known to television audiences for her role opposite Danny Thomas in Make Room for Daddy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 12/10/15)
1) Adele – 25 – 695,043 (After 3 weeks – 5,186,235)
2) Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams – 194,522
3) G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out – 103,386

Other Debuts
5) Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood – 55,131
6) Rick Ross – Black Market – 53,717
16) Bruce Springsteen – Ties That Bind: The River Collection – 19,419
19) Various Artists – Revenge of the Dreamers II – 18,721
24) Babyface – Return Of The Tender Lover – 17,922
25) Currensy (Curren$y) – Canal Street Confidential – 17,423
33) Kid Cudi – Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven – 14,210
37) Onxrt – Volume 17 – 11,664
42) Jeremih – Late Nights: The Album – 10,486

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $11.3 million
In The Heart of the Sea – $11 million
The Good Dinosaur – $10.5 million
Creed – $10.1 million
Krampus – $8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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