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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 10/25/16)
FOX: 2016 World Series Game 1 at 8pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Barnwood Builders (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Dead Silent (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Married With Secrets (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIVISION: Vino El Amor (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E and FYI: Married at First Sight (Finale) at 8:45pm
DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL: Game of Homes (Finale) at 9pm
DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL: The Renovation King (Finale) at 10:30pm

Chris McCarthy
is adding to his Viacom responsibilities, as president of MTV as well as VH1 and Logo. “Chris has infused every brand he’s led with creativity, strategic clarity and distinctive talent driving results that defy this extraordinarily competitive landscape,” said Doug Herzog, president of Viacom Music & Entertainment Group. Sean Atkins is stepping down after a year as MTV president, but will stay as a consultant through January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the heels of the announcement that it is acquiring Time Warner for $85.4 billion, AT&T reported it has added 323,000 customers to its DirecTV platform, growing it by 1.2 million since taking over in August 2015. So what about streaming service DirecTV Now, slated to launch in 4Q16? “The more we iterate and work on DirecTV Now, the more we get excited,” said Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T. “We think about what else we can do on this platform, such as incorporating social  the ability to clip content you’re watching and share it with your friends. We’re trying to develop those types of products with content providers, but it’s really hard to get these innovations on content done.” But by owning Timer Warner, “we can innovate our content must faster,” said Stephenson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW renewed summer series Penn & Teller: Fool Us for season 4, again hosted by Alyson Hannigan; improv comedy series Whose Line Is it Anyway? for a season 5 hosted by Aisha Tyler, and season 6 of Masters of Illusion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom announced that its Viacom Labs is testing a format that pulls livestreams from fans as a curated real-time feed, running on-air. MTV Australia will be the first to launch a series based on the experience, in 2017. “Viacom Labs’ mission is to constantly evolve how fans connect to the content they love and give them opportunities to make it their own,” said Susan Claxton, co-head of Viacom Labs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The WGA West is calling for submissions for its TV Writer Access Project, open to guild members who are minorities, women, LGBT, disabled and/or over 55. Winners get a five-week seminar series with showrunners. Details are here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tonight Show producer/showrunner Josh Lieb is exiting for an overall deal with Universal Television. The gap will be filled Tonight show vets Katie Hockmeyer, overseeing production, and writers Gerard Bradford and Mike DiCenzo. “This is obviously bittersweet – there’s no show in the world more fun than The Tonight Show,” said Lieb. “But I’d like to write more, and try different things, and  frankly  spend a little more time with my kids. Jimmy’s a joy to work with, and the troika taking over for me is more than qualified. You won’t even notice I’m gone.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy’s Face Off is back for season 11 on Tuesday, January 24 at 9p with an all-star edition. Sixteen returnees get another chance to take the grand prize in the special effects make-up competition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New ID series Grave Secrets premieres Wednesday, November 2 at 9p. The true crime thriller asks: How far would you go to bury a secret?
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the opener of Food Network’s Cake Wars: Christmas, the holiday-themed battles begin with teams tackling the worst gift under the Christmas tree, then giving Santa a makeover. Premiere airs Monday, November 14 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Angels fly to Paris for the first time for The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing Monday, December 5 on CBS. The event will be seen in over 150 countries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on November 5, with musical guest Solange Knowles. (The sketch comedy is taking a breather Halloween weekend.) The October 22 SNL episode with Tom Hanks drew a season high 6.1 rating in metered market households and 3.0 among A18-49, the best overnight numbers since another election year (“I can see Russia from my house”), 2008.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sting will be honored with “The American Music Award of Merit” at the AMA Awards broadcast Sunday, November 20 at 8p on ABC. The musician will take to the stage for a medley of his songs, his first AMA performance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV is getting into the spirit of the season with a two-day The Munsters marathon starting Saturday, October 29 at 1p (check local listings). The multicast net is also offering instructional segments for The Munster Stomp, filmed as a flash mob in Times Square. The Munster Stomp team is slated to appear on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday, October 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wahlburgers returns to A&E with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, November 16 at 10p. What can we expect? “A surprise episode that will have fans flipping out!” says Rachel Drachkovitch, co-founder and CEO of 44 Blue Productions. Also on the way: “We will see Mark and Michael Bay hamming it up on the set of Transformers, Paul getting Rick-rolled in London with Rick Astley, and Donnie even has his own ‘bobblehead’ day on Coney Island.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Classic Movies looks at the history of nonfiction films in month-long special To Tell the Truth, hosted by Alec Baldwin. Among the 53 documentaries featured are 1994’s Hoop Dreams, 1970’s Woodstock and 1942’s Native Land. Special premieres November 2 at 8p and will air every Monday and Wednesday during the month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS late-nighter Conan kicks off season eight by broadcasting from New York’s Apollo Theater the week of October 31, with guests including Louis C.K., Ryan Reynolds and Tracy Morgan. It’s the LA-based show’s sixth out-of-studio trip in the past 18 months, and first to the Big Apple since 2011.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lady Gaga’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment on CBS’s The Late Late Show airs tonight. The busy singer is headed for the Super Bowl halftime show in February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes is expanding sports news commentary show Titulares y Mas Coors Light to Saturdays and Sundays at 11p starting Saturday, November 5. New co-host Rosina Grosso joins Miguel Gurwitz, Karim Mendiburu and Ana Jurka.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Valarie Pettiford (The Blacklist), Ashton Holmes (Revenge) and Chike Okonkwo (The Birth of a Nation) will recur on season 4 of BET’s Being Mary Jane, returning in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joyful Heart Foundation, founded by Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) has enlisted male celebrities for a series of PSAs challenging the “boys will be boys” attitude that helps perpetuate sexual violence. Contributors include Blair Underwood, Andre Braugher, Anthony Edwards, Tate Donovan and others for spots co-produced with Viacom Velocity that will be distributed to markets across the country, and air nationally on Viacom channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Television Academy is again partnering on “Storytellers,” an annual event produced by the veteran empowerment campaign Got Your 6 to celebrate the accomplishments and inspirational stories of veterans. The Tuesday, November 1 event at Saban Media Center in LA is aimed at increasing awareness among content creators of Got Your 6’s campaign to shift the narrative of veterans as “broken heroes” to one focusing on veterans as leaders and civic assets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The efforts of celebrity chefs to give back to the community are explored in Unichef: Uniting Through Food. One-hour special premiers Thursday, November 17 at 7p on TLC, followed by an encore presentation on Discovery Family Channel at 9p. Yesterday Discovery Family launched its “Share Your Thanks” campaign, asking viewers to acknowledge people in their lives who have gone the extra mile.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday Night Football on NBC scored an 11.6/20 in metered market ratings, up 22 percent from the week prior’s five-year low number, and the best since the September 25 game.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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(Source: Cynopsis)

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