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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 2/24/16)
TV ONE: Unsung: Donell Jones (Premiere) at 8pm
BET: About The Business (Premiere) at 10pm
FYI: Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Catfish: The TV Show (Premiere) at 10pm
SMITHSONIAN: Predator Road Trip (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: My 600-LB. Life (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Fat Chance (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Code Black (Finale) at 10pm

VH1 is paying homage to Angela Raiola, star of the net’s series Mob Wives and spinoff Big Ang, who last week lost her battle with cancer, by airing the full season of Big Ang today starting at 9p following the debut of a new ep of Mob Wives. A tribute special celebrating Ang’s biggest TV moments will premiere on VH1 in March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MSNBC analyst Alex Wagner will be a guest contributor to the episode of Showtime’s The Circus airing this Sunday, February 28, at 8p. Wagner will join the team on the campaign trail in South Carolina this week in the final days before the Democratic primary.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sportsman Channel is bringing back its Talkin’ Turkey marathon for the next four Saturdays, February 27 through March 19. The marathon returns for a fifth year with 12 hours of all-turkey hunting action.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC can see for miles. The network renewed The View for a 20th season, as Candi Carter officially steps in as executive producer of the talker. Carter joined the show last August as interim showrunner. Prior, she worked as a senior/supervising producer at The Oprah Winfrey Show for 15 years. The View kicked off 2016 with its highest ratings in almost a year. Unknown is the status for season 20 of the show’s current hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has given a midseason renewal to freshman Monday night comedy Superstore. Season to date, the comedy averages a 2.1 rating in A18-49 and 6.9 million viewers overall in Live + 7, according to Nielsen, making it NBC’s highest-rated first-year comedy in two years. The ensemble cast is led by America Ferrara, as the megastore’s most stalwart employee Amy, and Ben Feldman as its newly hired manager.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After a long run on The CW with host Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model will get a new look for its debut on VH1, including a move back to NYC. CBS Television Distribution and VH1 are partnering on a new season of the iconic franchise for a new generation; details on the premiere date and new host and judges are forthcoming. Series creator and exec producer Banks will continue to serve as exec producer; Ken Mok, also exec producer for the series’ full run, will continue in the same role for the next season as well. The series is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Co.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Zach Galifianakis clown comedy Baskets will get a second season at FX in early 2017. The series, co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, delivered the most-watched basic cable primetime comedy series premiere since 2014 and remains cable’s most-watched new scripted comedy series of the year in A18-49 and Total Viewers, averaging 944,000 A18-49 and 1.5 million Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC will premiere Fat Chance, produced by 3 Ball Entertainment, tonight at 10p. “We’ve produced many shows about weight loss over the years and have learned that carrying a significant amount of extra weight can affect a lot more than just your body. For so many people, the emotional issues that often drain one’s confidence become the real battle,” says exec producer JD Roth. “Fat Chance goes beyond weight loss. As participants lose weight and adopt healthier lifestyles, the show harnesses the power of their improved sense of self to help them find love as they deal with old crushes and, hopefully, resolve them – one way or the other. It’s truly inspiring to witness such courage and resilience as they confront fears to really put themselves out there.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

For those about to rock… Nickelodeon is bringing Richard Linklater’s cult classic School of Rock to the small screen with the series premiere Saturday, March 12 at 9:30p after the Kids’ Choice Awards. Produced with Paramount Television, the series will regularly air Saturdays at 8:30p. Series has been developed by Jim and Steve Armogida (Crash & Bernstein), who also serve as executive producers with Jay Kogen (The Simpsons). Linklater and producer Scott Rudin serve as series executive producers, along with Eli Bush (The Newsroom).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Colt Prattes (Rock of Ages) sashays in as romantic dance instructor Johnny in Lionsgate and ABC’s filmed musical Dirty Dancing. Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) co-stars with Prattes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex) will co-star with Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto and Anna Diop in the pilot for Fox reboot 24: Legacy, which puts new characters and cast to the 24 franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ken Jeong is giving Randall Park a right-back-atcha. On the heels of Park signing to guest on Jeong’s ABC comedy Dr. Ken, Jeong will guest on Park’s sophomore ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat where he’ll play the fraternal twin of Park’s character Louis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Christina Kirk (A to Z) will join Ben Queen (A to Z creator) for the DC Comics-themed workplace comedy Powerless, his new pilot at NBC. Series stars Vanessa Hudgens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Julianne Nicholson (Masters of Sex) will play the lead role in USA Network’s crime thriller Eyewitness, with Tyler Young (Empire) joining as a series regular to play her foster son. The Norwegian drama from Universal Cable Productions is adapted for American television by Adi Hasak (creator, Shades of Blue).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mo McRae (Murder In The First), Meagan Holder (Born Again Virgin) and Tim Jo (The Neighbors) are onboard as regulars in Fox baseball drama pilot Pitch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peyton List (The Flash) landed the female lead opposite Riley Smith in CW drama pilot Frequency, reports Deadline. The series, based on Toby Emmerich’s sci-fi thriller, is written by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dan Byrd (Cougar Town) will co-star in the ABC drama pilot Model Woman, a fictionalized family soap inspired by Robert Lacey’s book about Eileen Ford.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network original drama series Queen Sugar is casting up. Bianca Lawson (Pretty Little Liars), Greg Vaughan (Days of Our Lives) and Henry G. Sanders (Selma) have joined the cast of the series, from filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Selma) and produced by Warner Horizon Television. The series begins production in Louisiana and LA this month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy-winning uberproducer Mark Burnett and TBS have amassed a panel of celebrity judges for new tech competition series America’s Greatest Makers, created in collaboration with Intel and debuting on TBS Tuesday, April 5 at 9p. The roster includes sports legends Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith, actress Mayim Bialik and Massimo Banzi, maker and co-founder and CEO of Arduino.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sarah Michelle Gellar guest stars on a new ep of truTV’s comic homage to teachers, Those Who Can’t, tomorrow, February 25 at 10:30p, as the terrifying head of the PTA who “runs the school with an iron yoga-mat clutching fist.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Friday’s season one finale of Lifetime’s new reality competition The Rap Game recorded series highs in all demographics while also posting double digits gains vs. its New Year’s Day premiere, including 1.6 million Total Viewers, a 38 percent jump compared to launch.  Airing at 10p, the program focuses on five emerging hip-hop artists ages 12-16 who are given the opportunity to work with producer Jermaine Dupri. It also delivered 858,000 A18-49 (up 33 percent), and 815,000 A25-54 ( up 51 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

More than halfway through the second season, TV Land series Younger is hitting series highs with Women and Total Viewers, and matching a series high with Adults. With a recent renewal for season three and its second season finale closing in on Wednesday, March 23 at 10p, the February 17 ep scored series highs, with a 1.2 rating among W25-54, a 1.1 rating with W18-49, and a .7 with A18-49, with 1.2 million Total Viewers in Live +3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship wrapped up its season on Monday with the finale scoring a .9 rating for A25-54 (880,000 impressions) and a .8 among A25-34 (230,000 impressions), up 27 percent and 18 percent respectively versus year-ago, and ranking 3rd across cable for both demos in the 8p timeslot. Overall the season was up21 percent among A25-54 and 19 percent among A25-34 versus last season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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