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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 12/14/16)
AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL: Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Star (Premiere) at 9pm
SUNDANCE: The Bureau (Premiere) at 11:50pm
VICELAND: Bong Appetit (Premiere) at 10:30pm
BRAVO: Don’t Be Tardy (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Survivor (Finale) at 8pm
CNBC: Jay Leno’s Garage (Finale) at 10pm
HGTV: Brothers Take New Orleans (Finale) at 9pm
SUNDANCE: Rectify (Finale) at 10pm

A lawyer for Gurney Productions founders Dierdre and Scott Gurney responded to a fraud and breach of contract lawsuit filed against them by majority owner ITV. “The claims against the Gurneys are completely baseless and fraught with contradictions, inconsistencies and outright falsehoods,” said Lavely & Singer’s Michael E. Weinstein on Monday. “My clients are considering all of their legal options and are preparing to respond accordingly.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC just can’t get enough of its comedy series. The net tacked on an extra episode each to American Housewife, Speechless, Fresh Off the Boat, and The Middle on top of full-season 22-episode orders, and tacked on 2 more episodes of black-ish and The Goldbergs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land canceled Impastor after 2 seasons. The comedy averaged 360,000 viewers for its just concluded sophomore run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Salem will be its last on WGN America. “We knew this would be the third and final season and were able to craft an exciting climax,” said series creators Brannon Braga and Adam Simon. The drama is averaging between 200,000 and 300,000 viewers in Live+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News correspondent Abby Huntsman will join Fox & Friends Weekend as co-host, starting Saturday. She joins Clayton Morris and a rotating male co-host. Huntsman replaces Anna Kooiman, who moved to Australia and now serves as a freelance correspondent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy Rossum, trying to renegotiate her deal for season 8 of Showtime’s Shameless to match the salary of William H. Macy, apparently has her co-star’s support. Asked by TMZ how he feels about Rossum’s dispute with Warner Bros. and equal pay for women, Macy said, “About f—-ing time, don’t you think?”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media’s 34th annual PaleyFest Los Angeles returns to the Dolby Theatre March 17-26, with a lineup that includes HBO’s Westworld, NBC’s This Is Us and FX anthology horror drama American Horror Story: Roanoke.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT gave a series greenlight to Claws, starring Niecy Nash (The Soul Man) and exec produced by Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois. The dark comedy follows the treacherous manicurists at a nail salon “where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

IFC’s Stan Against Evil will be back for a sophomore season. The horror comedy debuted to strong numbers Halloween week, and is one of the net’s most successful original series launches to date, with steady weekly audience growth across the season as well as total viewers and A18-49 more than doubling within 7 days of each new episode premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Relative intervention is the focus of Outlaw In-Laws, debuting on RLTV Thursday, December 15 at 9p. Just in time for the holidays, viewers can watch a relationship expert get feuding families back on track. Or try to.
(Source: Cynopsis)

You’re invited to Dinner at Tiffani’s again starting Sunday, January 8 at 8p on Cooking Channel, as the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum entertains pals Matt Bomer and Tim Dekay. Supper is followed by the 8:30p season debut of Tia Mowry at Home, featuring Caribbean-inspired dishes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America’s Underground returns for season 2 on Wednesday, March 8 at 10p. Series exec producer John Legend will guest star as abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform’s The Fosters returns for its winter premiere on Tuesday, January 31 at 8p, followed by the winter bow of Switched at Birth at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS gave season 2 renewals for People of Earth and Search Party. Search launched with a season 1 binge over Thanksgiving week, drawing over 1.1 million viewers per episode across platforms. People has ranked as one of the year’s top 10 new cable comedies among A18-49, reaching 4.3 million viewers per episode across platforms. “Twelve months ago we set out to reimagine the TBS brand and its place in the TV landscape. To end 2016 with all six shows returning is humbling,” said Brett Weitz, EVP of original programming for TBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Designer Hilary Farr and real estate expert David Visentin are back for a new season of HGTV hit Love It or List It, premiering on Monday, January 2, at 9p. The show attracted over 12 million viewers its last go-round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 5 of HBO’s Vice premieres Friday, February 24 at 11p. The newsmagazine’s season order was upped from 18 to 30.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tony Award winner and Metropolitan Opera baritone Paulo Szot will join Music Director Alan Gilbert, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and the New York Philharmonic for the Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday, December 31 for an evening of American classics, telecast live nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV announced the global on-air premiere of Lady Gaga’s music video for “Million Reasons,” debuting following the video for the album’s lead single “Perfect Illusion” as a back-to-back storyline continuation across MTV channels worldwide, today at 3p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC self-explanatory special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come will be hosted by Alec Baldwin and feature performances by Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel and Elton John, among others, on Tuesday, December 20 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Band Against Cancer presents Jennifer Nettles: ‘Tis The Season, filmed live in Nashville, airs on AXS TV Tuesday, December 20 at 9p. The special, featuring a blend of classics and modern favorites, will also have a same night encore broadcast at 11p and subsequent airings through December 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Lynch (Magic City) has joined the cast of upcoming AT&T Audience drama Mr. Mercedes, based on the 2014 Stephen King book.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nomination announcements for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be streamed today on www.sagawards.org. Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill) and Common (Selma) will join SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris for the name-reading event. Awards show will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Screen Actors Guild Awards Holiday Auction is underway at http://www.sagawards.org/auction. Items up for grabs include tickets to the SAG Awards, VIP tickets to Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Tonight Show, Dancing With the Stars, premiere tickets to The Americans, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC and HBO led with the most nominees for the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards, with 23 and 14, respectively. Beyonce had the most individual nods (7), followed by her sister, Solange Knowles (5). Winners will be announced at a ceremony airing live on TV One Saturday, February 11 at 9p, hosted by Anthony Anderson (black-ish).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marco Polo will not reach season 3 on Netflix. No hard feelings from producer The Weinstein Co., apparently. “Netflix has been incredible to give us the room to make a series with a cast true to every principle of diversity. It’s a bold network that allows you to do that and support us in the way that Netflix did,” said Harvey Weinstein.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike drew a record number of female viewers for season 8 of Ink Master, which concluded on December 6. The reality show delivered a 57 percent female audience, the highest in franchise history, ranking number 1 in its timeslot in all of cable with A18-49, W18-49 and W18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With 2 primetime NFL games, freshman hit This Is Us, Hairspray Live! and 2 editions of The Voice, NBC had its most dominant in-season weekly win among A18-49 (excluding Super Bowls and Olympics) in People Meter history the week of December 5, with a 107 percent margin over second place.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fueled by the success of its Super Series franchises and drama series, Telemundo is delivering its best season start ever during Monday-Friday primetime with gains over last season, with 1,785,000 total viewers (up 5 percent), 851,000 A18-49 (up 9 percent), and 402,000 aA18-34 (up 13 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s A Nutcracker Christmas on Saturday delivered a 3.2 HH ratings and 3.7 million total viewers, the number 1 rated and most-watched program of the day among HH and W25-54. On Sunday, Love You Like Christmas earned a 3.8HH rating and 4.3 million viewers. Sunday’s Sound of Christmas on sister net Hallmark Movies & Mysteries averaged a 1.6 HH rating and 1.5 million total viewers, and was HM&M’s most-watched original premiere in network history among W25-54 and A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship on Sunday posted a .9 rating (770,000 IMP) among A25-54, ranking 5th within the timeslot, seeing a 10 percent increase over year-ago. Overall, Food Network’s Sunday was up 6 percent versus year-ago, with a .6 rating. Saturday night was up 39 percent with a marathon of holiday-themed programming. On network sib Cooking Channel, Unwrapped 2.0 also saw gains, of 113 percent versus year-ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After a soft Thanksgiving week, new executive producer Sharon Hoffman saw The Insider rise to 1.3, up 30 percent from the week before for its best numbers of the season. It was also Hoffman’s first week as showrunner of Entertainment Tonight (3.4, up 13 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Top talker Dr. Phil (3.6, up 29 percent) was up 16 percent from last year, followed by Ellen DeGeneres (2.6), unchanged from last week. Game show Family Feud hit a season high 7.1 (up 18 percent and 20 percent versus last year), while Wheel of Fortune earned a season high 6.5, up 16 percent but down 7 percent from last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the week of November 28, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl more than doubled their 7-day multi-platform audiences, while dramas Lethal Weapon, Rosewood and Pitch each earned their highest lift percentages of the season, and Lucifer logged its highest 7-Day Total Multi-Platform Audience in seven weeks. Season-to-date, with projected Live+7 ratings through Sunday December 11, Fox ranks #2 among A18-49 (2.3/8) and is up 5 percent year-to-year, the only broadcast network to post year-on-year gains.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 7 premiere of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ranked as the second most watched (P2+) season premiere in RHOBH history, delivering 1.5 million P18-49, 1.8 million P25-54, and 2.8 million total viewers in Live+3 numbers. Ladies of London grew from the season premiere among all key demos, delivering 602,000 P18-49 (up 5 percent versus the prior week’s season premiere), 698,000 P25-54 (up 6 percent), and 1.2 million total views (up 13 percent), while Real Housewives of Atlanta ranked as the highest rated episode of season to-date among P25-54 and total viewers, delivering 2 million P18-49, 2.2 million P25-54 (up 4 percent) and 3.7 million total viewers (up 8 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

A 2-hour “Mega Week” block of Fast ‘N Loud on Discovery’s earned a 1.25 P25-54 L+3 rating. Among P25-54, this was the highest-rated Fast ‘N Loud special since 2014’s Mega Week specials, and was the night’s #1 cable telecast (excluding sports) among M25-54 and M18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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