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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/11/16)
LIFETIME: Project Runway All Stars (Premiere) at 9pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Premiere) at 10pm
TRU TV: Those Who Can’t (Premiere) at 10:30pm
UP: Bringing Up Bates (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Broke A$$ (Finale) at 10:54pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Finale) at 10pm

Candice Bergen will star in ABC pilot Pearl, as a larger-than-life matriarch diagnosed with cancer who’s determined to control her family’s lives. Writer Andrew Reich (Friends) will exec produce the pilot with ABC Studios producing. Bergen’s last major series role was on Boston Legal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Friends in high places: Fox ordered a pilot for Charity Case, starring Courteney Cox as a billionaire’s widow. Robert Padnick (The Office) is writing. On Tuesday, CBS ordered a pilot for I’m Not Your Friend, with Matt LeBlanc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Addressing worries about the number of ESPN subscribers declining, Bob Iger claims the tide has turned. In an earnings call Tuesday, the Walt Disney Company CEO said, “In the last couple of months, we have actually seen an uptick in ESPN…The vast majority of consumers still see tremendous value in the multi-channel universe and they consistently rank ESPN as the number one or number two most valuable channel within it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bob Costas will be the one breaking Olympic records in August, hosting NBC’s primetime coverage of the Rio Games for a most-ever eleventh time. Costas called the Olympics “a three-week mini-series which, if done well, should bring viewers not only memorable athletic performances, but a sense of the host city and country, and an appreciation of what is a truly global gathering.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FYI greenlit 15 more episodes of Kocktails with Khloe. The primetime talker premiered January 20 as the highest-rated series launch in network history across key demos. The extra batch of eps will air weekly, immediately following the current eight, and run through June, Wednesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ghost Brothers, featuring TV’s first African-American paranormal investigation team, launches on Destination America Friday, April 15 at 10p. “Anyone boycotting the Academy Awards because of the absence of minorities represented might well find a kindred spirit in Ghost Brothers,” Henry S. Schleiff, group president of ID, AHC and DA, tells Cynopsis. “At DA, we make a concerted effort to create programming that reflects the diversity of all Americans, everywhere.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s Vanity Fair Confidential tackles a headline-making story with “Bill Cosby Drugged Me” on Monday, February 15. Taping first-hand accounts from women who made allegations against Cosby, were there any surprises? “What is amazing when you watch this episode is the reality that emotional trauma never really goes away, no matter how many decades pass,” Steven Weinstock, CEO and co-president of True Entertainment. “In that context, we also explore the power of a celebrity brand and its remarkable, persuasive influence, which, as we see in this episode, can be a shocking distortion.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse, targeting the multicultural and Latino 18-34 audience, will be the exclusive U.S. television broadcaster of The Brit Awards 2016. The London-based music awards show, featuring performances by Adele, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Little Mix, Jess Glynne and James Bay, as well as a tribute to David Bowie, will premiere Stateside Wednesday, February 24 at 8:30p following the live UK telecast on ITV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Wilhemina’s War,” exploring the lives of a family of southern black women affected by HIV/AIDS, premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 29 at 10p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Bravo’s Thicker Than Water debuts Sunday, March 27 at 10p. Preacher and patriarch Ben deals with the fact that his “Black Brady Bunch” nest is empty, while the kids embark on journeys of their own.
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair looks at the men behind three of this year’s Oscar-nominated films: Quentin Tarantino, George Miller and Sylvester Stallone, starting Sunday, February 28 at 4:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Mary Mary returns for season five on Thursday, March 3 at 9p, with the one-time gospel duo flying solo, in direct competition with each other.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Target and Gwen Stefani are teaming to produce the first music video ever created on live television, part of a four-minute commercial break during the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS February 15. “Last year, Target created one of the most talked about moments of the night by offering Grammy viewers a surprise live concert,” said Target EVP and CMO Jeff Jones. “This year, we’re dialing up the theatrics and taking live to an entirely new level.” Stefani’s new album will be released March 18; a Target “deluxe edition” is available for pre-order now.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The View and shopping companion RetailMeNot have partnered for a “Viewer Valentine” $2000 sweepstakes. Enter by liking The View on Facebook and the sweeps announcement; winner announced tomorrow on the talker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) and Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon a Time) have joined the cast of Freeform’s new original series Dead of Summer, playing camp counselors. Production begins in March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam Campbell (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) will co-star in an NBC pilot from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, about a mother who interns at her daughter’s workplace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors and Ted Raimi (Spider-Man) are onboard the season two cast of StarzAsh Vs Evil Dead, arriving later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jayson Blair (The New Normal) and Carla Jiminez (My Name Is Earl) will guest star on Freeform’s Young & Hungry on Wednesday, March 2 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC drama pilot landed Marcus Anderson (Veep) for drama pilot Presence, about an Army vet-turned- P.I.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, simulcast on Adult Swim, TNT and truTV, delivered 2.2 million total viewers and 1.2 million among A18-49. The show averaged 629,000 on TBS, 986,000 on Adult Swim, 402,000 on TNT and 142,00 on truTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s premiere of the 47th NAACP Image Awards on Friday led the net to rank among ad-supported cable’s top two non-sports nets for the night among Black Viewers 2+ (7p-12a). The slate had a combined reach of 1.7 million total unique viewers 2+ for the night (7p-3a). The live telecast launched TV One’s new brand identity, REPRESENT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News’ coverage of the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday drew 4.2 million primetime viewers, cable news’ second-biggest primary night audience ever, after the 4.4 million total viewers FNC nabbed for the Iowa caucuses.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During the weeks of January 18, January 25, and February 1, HGTV was the number one cable net among W25-54 and upscale W25-54.HGTV is currently up 8 percent in 1Q16 versus last year among W25-54 and up 10 percent among P25-54 primetime ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fueled by Bizarre Foods and Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations, Travel Channel scored its highest Monday night rating in over a year. Prime ratings among P25-54 averaged a .27, while P25-34 garnered a .33, increases of 29 percent and 33 percent, respectively, over last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Misery with Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf is closing on Sunday February 14, 2016.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/misery/

Allegiance with George Takei and Lea Salonga is closing on Sunday February 14, 2016.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/allegiance/

CASTING CALL
Sean De Simone Casting and the UK’s #1 award winning skin care brand Elemis is casting a female Brand Rep to sell on QVC.In search of Beauty Expert, TV Host or performer/personality with strong beauty background/interest. National Casting. Photo, Resumes and links to elemiscasting@gmail.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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