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LADY GAGA ANNOUNCES SHE’S PERFORMING AT THE 2017 SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW

September 29, 2016

LADY GAGA ANNOUNCES SHE’S PERFORMING AT THE 2017 SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW
http://www.eonline.com/news/795462/lady-gaga-announces-she-s-performing-at-the-2017-super-bowl-halftime-show

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MICHELLE OBAMA IS ITCHING TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE IN NEW COLLEGE HUMOR VIDEO FOR EDUCATION

September 29, 2016

MICHELLE OBAMA IS ITCHING TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE IN NEW COLLEGE HUMOR VIDEO FOR EDUCATION
http://www.eonline.com/news/798576/michelle-obama-is-itching-to-leave-the-white-house-in-new-college-humor-video-for-education

GLADYS KNIGHT SAYS HER SON TRIED TO BLACKMAIL HER WITH MEDICAL INFORMATION

September 29, 2016

GLADYS KNIGHT SAYS HER SON SHANGA HANKERSON TRIED TO BLACKMAIL HER WITH MEDICAL INFORMATION
http://www.tmz.com/2016/09/29/gladys-knight-son-lawsuit-extortion/

CELEBRITY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

CELEBRITY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Halsey (Pop Singer) – 22 years old
JoJo Simmons (MTV’s Run’s House) – 27 years old
Lauren Bosworth (MTV’s Laguna Beach) – 30 ears old
Stephen “Twitch” Boss (Dancer, “Magic Mike XXL”, The Ellen DeGeneres Show) – 34 years old
Zachary Levi (Chuck) – 36 years old
Mackenzie Crook (“Pirates Of The Caribbean” movies) – 45 years old
Devante Swing (Jodeci) – 47 years old
Jill Whelan (The Love Boat) – 50 years old
Roger Bart (Broadway Actor) – 54 years old
Andrew Dice Clay (Comedian) – 59 years old
Drake Hogestyn (Days of Our Lives) – 63 years old
Bryant Gumbel (Journalist) – 68 years old
Ian McShane (“Pirates Of The Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides”) – 74 years old
Jerry Lee Lewis (Musician) – 81 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 29, 2016

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/29/16)
CARTOON: Mighty Magiswords (Premiere) at 6:30pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Ghost Mine (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: This Old House Hour (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Rugged Justice (Finale) at 10pm
CNBC: American Greed (Finale) at 10pm

A new anthology series inspired by the late Alfred Hitchcock is in the works at Universal Cable Productions. UCP signed an overall development deal with Hitchcock’s estate to bring a re-imagining of his classics to the small screen. Welcome to Hitchcock will focus on a single season-long mystery or crime in legendary director/producer’s style.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Days before filming was set to start on USA Network’s drama pilot Damnation, Aden Young (Rectify) has left his lead role. According to sources, the exit was due to creative differences. Production on the pilot is still set to begin as scheduled on Monday, with recasting underway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Lopez, EP on NBC‘s upcoming dance competition series World of Dance, is adding judge and mentor to her duties. The 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studios and Nuyorican Productions will give dancers the opportunity to win a $1 million grand prize. Said Lopez, “With this show we can skyrocket a dancer’s career and help guide them to success.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his hosting debut on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on October 8. Twenty One Pilots will make their SNL debut alongside Miranda. The duo, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, recently made history as the first alternative group ever with two simultaneous singles in the top five on the Billboard Hot 100  “Ride,” from their multi-platinum studio album “Blurryface,” and “Heathens,” from “Suicide Squad: The Album.” “SNL” returns Oct. 1 with host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jimmy Kimmel Live is holding its first-ever yard sale in the studio’s back parking lot on Saturday, October 1 as a part of ABC’s Summer of Service campaign. All proceeds from the event will go to My Friend’s Place, a nonprofit resource center in Hollywood aiding homeless youth, in honor of Jimmy’s late and beloved Uncle Frank’s Helping Hand Foundation. Items for sale include set props, wardrobe and memorabilia previously used on the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings weren’t the only place Monday night’s presidential debate scored big. There were 83 million social media interactions across Facebook and Twitter from 24 million people in the U.S. related to the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off, according to Nielsen. The most social moment of the night was between 10:30p and 10:44p when 7.6 million interactions occurred as the candidates discussed terrorism, NATO and nuclear weapons. There were 17.1 million interactions on Twitter about the event. “Trump” was mentioned in 6.3 million Tweets, while “Hillary” was mentioned in 2.7 million Tweets. There were 65.9 million interactions on Facebook about the event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor and musician Jaden Smith will be presented with the Male EMA Futures Award for his leadership on environmental issues at the Environmental Media Association’s (EMA) 26th Annual EMA Awards on October 22 at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, CA. Smith joins Shailene Woodley as the male counterpart of the 2016 EMA Futures Award recipient. The EMA Awards recognize and honor environmental pioneers who embody the commitment and leadership to raise awareness of environmental issues.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hollywood Professional Association announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards, honoring excellence and innovation in groundbreaking technologies and creativity. Among the chosen are Body Team 12, Underground – The Macon 7, Vinyl  Pilot, Roots  Night One and Game of Thrones  Battle of the Bastards in the Outstanding Editing, Television category.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America’s Underground, about a group of slaves who plan an escape, was the inaugural public program presented at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), following its grand opening. It was also the first public program held in the Oprah Winfrey Theater.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FXX renewed You’re the Worst for a fourth season. The series, created and executive produced by Stephen Falk, debuted to record ratings in August. It is currently averaging 590,000 total viewers in Nielsen live-plus-seven numbers, up 13 percent from season two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Beals, remembered for her starring role in Flashdance, has teamed with Kenny Ortega, choreographer and director/producer of the High School Musical franchise, and James Larosa, creator of VH1’s Hit the Floor, for dance drama The Edge to air on FOX. Written and executive produced by Larosa, The Edge is set in the LA dance world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America will be back for a sophomore run on CNN. Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered to debut next spring and season one of the series was nominated for an Emmy Award. Said Bell in a statement, “We need more platforms that demonstrate how to have productive, respectful, enlightening, and funny conversations.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC Two greenlit revenge thriller Paula from Conor McPherson. The three-part drama focuses on the fallout in a young chemistry teacher’s life after her one-night stand with a good-looking but dangerous man. Shooting begins next month in Belfast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO ordered a second season of pot-themed comedy High Maintenance, following the series debut this month. The show explores the private lives of a group of eccentric New Yorkers through the common thread of their weed deliveryman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After airing one episode of This Is Us, which garnered a 4.5 rating in A18-49 and 14.3 million viewers – making it the #1 show of the fall – NBC ordered an additional five episodes, bringing the full season order to 18. “It’s a rare moment in this business when a show so instantly delivers both critical acclaim and hit ratings, but ‘This Is Us’ is just such an extraordinary achievement,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the heels of Little Big Shots’ success, NBC has ordered Little Big Shots: Forever Young. The comedy/variety series, from Warner Horizon Television, features young-at-heart seniors showcasing their hidden talents. Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey will executive produce, with Harvey also serving as host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more NBC news, the network has greenlit half-hour comedy Mail Order Family, from Superstore writer-producer Jackie Clarke, director-EP Ruben Fleischer and EP David Bernad. Loosely based on Clarke’s family, the series follows a widowed single father who orders a mail-order bride from the Philippines to help raise his two preteen daughters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Billy Eichner is back and ready to hit the streets on Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30p, when the fifth season of Billy on the Street bows on truTV. Join him will include such notables as Aziz Ansari, Jon Hamm, Keegan-Michael Key, Lupita Nyong’o, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg and Jacob Tremblay.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GSN’s horror-themed game show Hellevator returns for Season 2 with a special four-week event. New weekly episodes begin airing Friday, October 7 at 9p, each inspired by a true crime story and emulating a grisly scene invoked by one of the “Seven Deadly Sins.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media serves up a double dose of sass on Sunday, November 6. The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s ninth season premieres at 8p, followed by Married to Medicine’s fourth season debut at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History debuts The Warfighters on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11. The original docuseries, hosted by Peter Berg and veteran Special Forces Green Beret Bert Kuntz (The Selection: Special Operations Experiment), explores recent U.S. Special Operations Forces missions in the global war on terror. Debuts with four back-to-back episodes beginning at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity’s #1 series, Bitchin’ Rides, returns for Season 3 on Tuesday, October 11 with back-to-back episodes at 9p and 10p.  “Our viewers have positively responded to the jaw-dropping builds by Dave Kindig and his team, making Bitchin’ Rides a top destination on the network,” said David Lee, VP of Production and Development for Velocity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Life is launching a weeklong Untold Stories of the ER marathon, starting Monday, October 3 at 6a. It leads up to the show’s Season 11 premiere on Friday, October 7 at 10p. The marathon features 100 episodes of the series from all 10 seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walking Dead alum Chad L. Coleman nabbed the role of new villain, Tobias Church, in season five of Arrow on The CW. Series returns on Wednesday, October 5 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Get ready for Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. The Match Game host will appear as the Republican presidential candidate on Saturday Night Live. NBC made the announcement via a promo on social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ron Livingston (Office Space, The Conjuring) was cast as the lead in Loudermilk, a half-hour series created by Peter Farrelly and former Colbert Report writer Bobby Mort. The comedy, set to air on AT&T Audience Network, centers on Dave Loudermilk (Livingston), a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with a bad attitude.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amanda Brugel (Room) landed a recurring role in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the straight-to-series drama based on Margaret Atwood‘s novel. She’ll play Rita, a housekeeper.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jemar Michael, who appeared in Dear White People, the movie, has nabbed a recurring role in Dear White People, the series. He’ll portray Al, an exuberant, ethnically ambiguous student leader of the Black American Forum (Black AF) in Netflix’s upcoming comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthony Ramos, who originated the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Broadway’s Hamilton, was tapped as a male lead in She’s Gotta Have It. The Spike Lee Netflix series is an update of his 1986 indie film. Ramos will play Mars, the character Lee portrayed in the movie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Garret Dillahunt snared a lead in Rod Lurie’s post-Civil War drama pilot Monsters of God for TNT. He’ll play Colonel “Terrible” Bill Lancaster.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Molly Parker (House of Cards) is set as a female lead in Lost in Space, Netflix’s remake the 1965 TV classic. She’ll portray Maureen Robinson, a fearless aerospace engineer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 and Freeform have acquired the first five seasons of The Mindy Project from Universal Television. The show will begin airing on both networks in October and episodes will also be available on the networks’ apps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

September was FYI’s highest-rated month in total viewers since its re-brand. The network also saw strong year-to-year gains for the month, including 33 percent with total viewers and 17 percent with A25-54 versus September 2015. Increased viewership was due in part Season 4 of docuseries Married at First Sight. The show saw significant growth, up 62 percent in total viewers from the season premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The L3 ratings for Friday, September 23 are in for FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and The Exorcist.  The series debut of The Exorcist was the net’s highest-rated Friday scripted telecast in over 2-1/2 years and gained 55 percent in 3-day Total Multi-Platform Audience versus Live + Same Day (4.5 vs. 2.9 million Persons 2+). The season 16 premiere of Hell’s Kitchen was up 41 percent in 3-day Total Multi-Platform Audience versus Live + Same Day (4.8 vs. 3.4 million Persons 2+).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce TV posted double-digit viewership increases in the 2015-16 broadcast season and in the just-completed third quarter 2016 ratings period. The net increased key demographic delivery in primetime in the third quarter, up 17 percent in P18-49 (116,000 vs. 99,00) and up 8 percent in P25-54 (118,000 vs. 109,999) and solid growth in Total Day of up 1 percent in HH (155,000 vs. 153,000), up 15 percent in P18-49 (86,000 vs. 75,000) and up 11 percent in P25-54 (89,000 vs. 80,000). In The Cut season two reached nearly 4.7 million P2+, while Ed Gordon series premiere telecasts delivered a combined reach of nearly 838,000 P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Q3 and September 2016 were the highest rated ever in primetime among P25-54. It finished the quarter as the #1 primetime cable net among W25-54 and upscale W25-54, and #. 5 among P25-54 (up one spot from Q3 2015). With more than 22 million total viewers each week during the quarter, top-performing shows included Flip or Flop and Property Brothers: Buying and Selling.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network tied for #10 in primetime cable for September among P25-54. For Q3, the net tied for # 5 among W25-54 and tied for #10 among Millennials (P25-34). Program drivers for the quarter included Food Network Star, Chopped Grill Masters, Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, The Great Food Truck Race and Cooks vs. Cons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel saw its fourth consecutive quarter of year-to-year primetime ratings growth among P25-54 (up 11 percent), its 11th consecutive month of year-over-year growth among W25-54, and its 8th straight month of growth among P25-54. Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, Bizarre Foods and Expedition Unknown drove ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DIY Network celebrated its highest rated, most watched Q3 ever in prime among A25-54 (up 17 percent) and W25-54 (up 22 percent), as well as its and highest rated, most watched September ever in prime among W25-54 (up 37 percent). Among the top shows were Texas Flip & Move, Barnwood Builders, Stone House Revival, Salvage Dawgs and Tiny Luxury.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cooking Channel continued ratings growth, marking both its highest rated, most watched quarter and September on record among P25-54 and W25-54, bolstered by Carnival Eats and Man Fire Food. The new season of Man Fire Food was up 33 percent among P25-54 and up 36 percent among W25-54 over last season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With a 29 percent ratings lift among P25-54 and 30 percent jump among W25-54 in prime, Great American Country had its best Q3 since 2007. It also enjoyed its highest rated September since 2008, with a 30 percent increase among A25-54 and a 36 percent increase among W25-54 in prime. The success was led by Going RV, Flea Market Flip and My Lottery Dream Home.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network finished the third quarter of 2016 delivering its highest-rated, most-watched and highest-ranking quarter in network history. In primetime, the net averaged a 0.43 rating in its key W25-54 demo (up 39 percent vs. last quarter and up 10 percent vs. year-over-year) and 599,000 total viewers (up 29 percent vs. last quarter and up 9 percent vs. year-over-year). This quarter’s success was bolstered by OWN’s two new original drama series. Queen Sugar premiered to record ratings, delivering the highest-rated two-episode debut in network history, averaging a 1.9 W25-54 rating and 2.416 million total viewers over two-nights. Greenleaf premiered as the #1 series debut in OWN history with over 3 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gary Glasberg, EP and showrunner of NCIS and EP and creator of NCIS: New Orleans, passed away in his sleep on September 28 in Los Angeles. He was 50. Glasberg is survived by his wife, TV producer and screenwriter Mimi Schmir and their two sons, Dash and Eli.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Agnes Nixon, creator, writer and producer of daytime dramas including All My Children, One Life to Live and Search for Tomorrow, died September 28 in Pennsylvania. She was 88. Nixon had been suffering from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Encounter is opening on Thursday September 29, 2016.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/encounter/

 

FRANCES BEAN COBAIN FORCED TO PAY EX WHILE WORKING ON THEIR DIVORCE

September 29, 2016

FRANCES BEAN COBAIN FORCED TO PAY EX WHILE WORKING ON THEIR DIVORCE
http://www.tmz.com/2016/09/28/frances-bean-cobain-isaiah-silva-divorce-spousal-support/

FRENCH MONTANA SAID NYPD COPS PROFILED HIM

September 28, 2016

FRENCH MONTANA SAID NYPD COPS PROFILED HIM
http://www.tmz.com/2016/09/28/french-montana-nypd-racial-profiling/

AGNES NIXON (SOAP OPERA QUEEN) HAS DIED

September 28, 2016

AGNES NIXON (SOAP OPERA QUEEN) HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2016/09/28/agnes-nixon-soap-opera-creator-dead/

CELEBRITY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

September 28, 2016

CELEBRITY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
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Frankie Jonas (“Ponyo”; youngest brother of the Jonas Brothers ) – 16 years old
Hilary Duff (Younger) – 29 years old
Melody Thornton (The Pussycat Dolls) – 32 years old
Sarah Wright (Marry Me) – 33 years old
Julissa Bermudez (Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne) – 33 years old
Bam Margera (MTV’s Jackass) – 37 years old
Young Jeezy (Rapper) – 39 years old
Dita Von Teese (Burlesque Dancer) – 44 years old
Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”) – 48 years old
Carre Otis (“Wild Orchid”) – 48 years old
Moon Unit Zappa (High School USA!) – 49 years old
Mira Sorvino (Falling Skies) – 49 years old
Maria Canals-Barrera (Cristela/ Wizards of Waverly Place) – 50 years old
Janeane Garofalo (Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce) – 52 years old
Pauletta Washington (“Beloved”; Denzel’s wife) – 66 years old
Brigitte Bardot (“And God Created Woman”) – 82 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

September 28, 2016

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/28/16)
CBS: Criminal Minds (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Code Black (Premiere) at 10pm
OUTDOOR CHANNEL: Viking Chronicles (Premiere) at 8:30pm
TV LAND: Younger (Premiere) at 10pm
TV LAND: Impastor (Premiere) at 10:30pm
WORLD: Frontline (Premiere) at 8pm
AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL: Chasing Conspiracies (Finale) at 10pm
E!: Botched By Nature (Finale) at 9pm

The Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump faceoff on Monday night was the highest-rated presidential debate in television history, garnering 84 million viewers. The total does not include PBS or C-Span, whose numbers are typically not included in those issued to commercial networks. Viewing also does not include people who watched outside their homes or online, which would drive up numbers significantly. The final tally is sure to surpass previous record holder: Ronald Reagan’s sole 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter, which garnered 81 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ten years after ending its NBC run, Will & Grace returned Monday with a 9-minute video tied to the 2016 presidential campaign. Eric McCormack and Debra Messing were back as the title characters with Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes reprising their roles as Karen and Jack McFarland. The show’s main set – Will and Grace’s New York apartment  was re-created for the moment. The four stars teased the reunion Sunday on social media, while the new clip was posted on YouTube today via the account “Vote Honey.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Strain will return for a fourth and final season in summer 2017 as Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan bring the thriller to its conclusion. Ending the series was a creative decision made by the producers, according to a statement released on Tuesday by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier,Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Cuse added that the “original plan was for the series to last three years. Once we began telling that story, it expanded to be more.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz is offering a free sample of Ash vs Evil Dead’s season two premiere episode, which began on Tuesday exclusively on IGN’s Facebook page. The preview comes in advance of the show’s premiere on Sunday, October 2 at 8p. A free multiplatform, nationwide sampling of the episode in its entirety will also be available online at Starz.com and through participating U.S. cable, satellite and Telco affiliates as well as participating OTT partners beginning Wednesday, September 28 at 12:01a through October 9. The episode will also be available to Starz subscribers via the Starz app and Starz On Demand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 71st Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from New York City on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8p on CBS. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals, has been broadcast on the network since 1978. Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Television Academy announced the recipients of the 68th Engineering Emmy Awards, honoring development and innovation in broadcast technology. Liberty Media chairman John C. Malone will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual “whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the 17th consecutive year, Working Mother magazine named Discovery Communications as one of the “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” for its outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the magazine’s October/November issue.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic Channel has launched a nationwide college campus tour for its new film Before the Flood to raise awareness during this election year about the need to address climate change. Directed by Fisher Stevens and produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film will tour at least 50 college campuses. The announcement coincides with National Voter Registration Day, a national effort to engage Americans to exercise their right to vote.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viking Chronicles bows on Outdoor Channel on Wednesday, September 28 at 8:30p. The outdoor adventure series documents Kyle Lamb as he traverses North America and the globe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Explorer returns to National Geographic Channel in a reimagined format on Friday, November 14 at 10p. Hosted by Richard Bacon, the documentary mixes field pieces, roundtable discussions and in-depth interviews. This new evolution of the series will air on a weekly basis on National Geographic Channel and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fourth season of Family Time debuts Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9p on Bounce TV. The comedy chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family, headed by struggling general contractor Tony and his wife Lisa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime is dedicating a full night of programming to mark the 20th anniversary of the day JonBenet Ramsey died. In addition to previously announced scripted TV movie Who Killed JonBenet?, the network has added two-hour documentary special, JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer, that turns the lens on Patsy Ramsey, the person some believe killed the six-year-old beauty queen. Movie bows Saturday, November 5 at 8p followed by the documentary at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Getting Ahead, a one-hour documentary from Tavis Smiley and WNET, airs Friday, October 7 at 9 p on PBS. (Check local listings.) The special reports on the consequences of the “Fight for Fifteen” for both wage earners and small business owners in California, the first state to raise the minimum wage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Justin Timberlake + Tennessee Kids debuts Wednesday, October 12 on Netflix. The special features Timberlake’s20/20ExperienceWorld Tourand includesthe final show at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DJ Khaled hosts the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, October 4 at 8p on BET. Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg will receive the “I am Hip Hop” award for 20-plus years of hits in music, television and film. Performances are slated to include Travis Scott, Lil Yachty, T.I., Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Desiigner, Young M.A., Lil’ Wayne and Kevin Hart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other BET news, The New Edition Story will air over three nights from Tuesday, January 24 through Wednesday, January 26. The six-hour event series follows the R&B boy band from their beginnings in Boston to global stardom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeff Ward (Manson’s Lost Girls) nabbed the male lead opposite Amy Forsyth in the second installment of Syfy’s Channel Zero: The No-End House. He’ll play Seth, a soft-spoken and charismatic guy who has never fit in. Anthology horror series bows in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Skeet Ulrich (Jericho) will guest star on The CW’s Archie Comics-inspired midseason drama Riverdale. He’ll portray the leader the leader of the Southside Serpents gang of criminals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

British actress Claire Cooper (A.D. The Bible Continues)has been cast in a recurring role on ABC’s Still Star-Crossed. The period drama series from Shondaland and ABC Studios, picks up where the story of Romeo and Juliet ends. Cooper portrays master manipulator Lady Montague.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter have partnered with YouTube to exclusively live stream next month’s 6th Annual Streamy Awards. The ceremony, which honors the best in online video and the creators behind it, will be hosted by King Bach and streamed on the official Streamy Awards YouTube channel on Tuesday, October 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

60 Minutes began its 49th season making Nielsen’s Top 10, as it did 22 times last season. The CBS News magazine drew 14.36 million viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, September 25, finishing at #7 in premiere week. The broadcast also made the Nielsen Top 10 list in households, scoring an 8.9 rating and 15 share, placing #6 for the week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo ranked as the #1 Spanish-language network Monday through Friday primetime among A18-49 for the tenth consecutive week, according to Nielsen. Fueled by the success of new lineup – Silvana Sin Lana, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso and Senora Acero 3, La Coyote  the network delivered 876,000 A18-49. For the week of September 19, Telemundo also ranked as the #1 Spanish-language network among A18-34 during primetime with 413,000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dr. Phil (3.8 live plus same day national Nielsen, up 41 percent from the week before) began season 15 on a high note in the session ending September 18, hitting his best rating since November 2014 and topping the talk shows by a wide margin.Compared to his season premiere week a year ago, the talker shot up 23 percent with an exclusive interview with the brother of JonBenet Ramsey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harry (series premiere week 1.4), this season’s only nationally cleared newcomer, had the strongest debut of any talk show in three years, outperforming The Real in 2014 by 40 percent. Comparing the rookie to already established talkers, Harry tied Maury (1.4, unchanged), which has been on the air since 1991.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judge Judy (7.0, up 3 percent) banged her gavel on season 21, jumping 6 percent from last year’s opener and ranking as the #1 strip in syndication overall for the seventh consecutive week.Second place Family Feud (6.3, up 2 percent) kick-started its new season, beating all game shows for the 21st straight week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX Business Network (FBN) ended the third quarter with its highest ratings ever, narrowing the gap with CNBC to its smallest in history, according to Nielsen Media Research. The network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight and Varney & Co finished as the top two business news programs in cable, the first time FBN achieved the two highest rated timeslots in business news for an entire quarter. Varney & Co averaged 193,00 total viewers, while Lou Dobbs averaged 251,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among metered market audiences, courtroom series Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court outperformed its year ago premiere week by 16 percent with homes and beat September 2015 performance by 28 percent in homes, 14 percent in A25-54 and 10 percent in women 25-54. The 1st week of the show’s new season averaged a 1.41/2 rating/share with Households.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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