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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/15/16)
CREATE TV: A Craftsman’s Legacy (check local listings)
FYI: Shipping Wars: Overloaded (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Flipping Paradise (Premiere) at 12pm
RLTV: Outlaw In-Laws (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Bong Appetit (Premiere) at 11:30pm
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Finale) at 9:30pm
DIY: Love Yurts (Finale) at 10:30pm
LIFETIME: Project Runway: Fashion Startup (Finale) at 9pm and 11pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: We Bought The Farm (Finale) at 9:30pm

Nominees for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday. Netflix collected the most nods, with 17, followed by 13 for HBO and 5 for ABC. The Crown, Game of Thrones, The People v. O.J. Simpson, Stranger Things and Westworld each grabbed 3 nominations. The ceremony will be simulcast live on Sunday, January 29 at 8p on TNT and TBS; For a full list of nominees, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IM Global Television boarded Entertainment One drama Ice, making an equity investment in the first season of the series, which bowed November 16 on AT&T‘s Audience Network. IM Global will own worldwide rights to the show jointly with eOne, which began global sales of the series at MIPCOM, last month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook announced plans to license TV shows from studios and producers, as part of an effort to add video to attract audiences and advertisers. This is the biggest outside initiative to date for Ricky Van Veen, who moved from IAC to Facebook in June to head global creative strategy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shameless star Emmy Rossum closed a new deal with Warner Bros. TV, after a standoff over salary. With Rossum signed, the dramedy, which already locked up co-lead William H. Macy with a new contract, is expected to land a Season 8 renewal from Showtime. Rossum shared her contract news on Twitter, adding that production on the new season will begin in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! picked up a second season of Rob & Chyna, following Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. The reality series, cable’s biggest unscripted launch of 2016, returns in 2017. Meanwhile, Rob & Chyna Baby Special airs Sunday, December 18 at 8p on E!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ASPiRE acquired Bama State Style, a reality show centered on Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets, the marching band known for their mashups and dance collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Show bows Tuesday, January 10 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Everest Rescue highlights an elite group of helicopter pilots who put their lives on the line to save those facing certain death. Six-part series bows Sunday, January 8 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT revealed a new title, Sun Records, and premiere date, Thursday, February 23 at 10p, for the eight-part scripted series formerly known as Million Dollar Quartet, based on the Tony Award winning musical. Chad Michael Murray and Billy Gardell star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Detroiters, starring Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, bows on Comedy Central – Tuesday, February 7. Series follows best friends and fledgling ad men Sam and Tim, who are trying to build a local advertising empire and restore their home city to its former glory.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Restored debuts on DIY Network on Wednesday, January 11 at 10p. Series stars preservationist Brett Waterman as he revives old homes to their original luster. Maine Cabin Masters, following builder Chase Morrill and his team as they save rundown cabins in the remote woods of Maine, bows on the network on Monday, January 9 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is re-airing Alan Thicke’s hour-long interview on Tom Green Live on Friday, December 16 at 7p. Originally broadcast in 2014, the show offers a candid look at Thicke’s celebrated life and career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

To complement ESPN Deportes coverage of the NBA on Christmas Day, and in an effort to serve a broader Hispanic audience, ESPN2 will simulcast ESPN Deportes’ Spanish-language coverage of the L.A. Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers, as the two teams meet for the first time this season. The telecast will be led by ESPN Deportes’ Alvaro Martin, who will call the action with analyst Carlos Morales.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media’s Inside the Actors Studio, hosted by James Lipton, welcomes Jessica Chastain to the stage on Wednesday, December 21 at 8p. The actress discusses her rise to Hollywood stardom from humble beginnings as well as experiences in films A Most Violent Year and Zero Dark Thirty.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionel Richie will make a special appearance from his concert in Las Vegas on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017. Immediately following the midnight countdown and Times Square celebration, Richie will perform “All Night Long.” Rockin’ starts Saturday, December 31 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other year-end celebrations, Kathy Griffin is returning to join Anderson Cooper as co-host of New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on CNN. Special begins at 8p on Saturday, December 31 from Times Square.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Buble returns to NBC with Michael Buble Sings and Swings on Tuesday, December 20 at 8p. Taped in October before a live audience in Manchester, England, the special captures Buble, backed by his live band and the 50-piece London Philharmonic Orchestra, singing fan-favorite pop hits as well as jazz standards.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Molly Ringwald has been nabbed to play Archie’s mother in The CW’s comic-inspired series, Riverdale. She’ll debut in season 1’s tenth episode. Series bows Thursday, January 26 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Candace Payne, aka Chewbacca Mom, is heading to TLCme, TLC’s digital destination. TLCme kicks off the relationship with two digital series: 2 Truths & A Lie with Candace, debuting Monday, December 19, and Sing-a-long with Candace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Alan Thicke died December 13. He was 69. Best known for his sitcom dad role on Growing Pains, Thicke appeared on numerous shows, including How I Met Your Mother and Fuller House. “He knew how to harness the power of the entertainment industry to be a positive influence in so many lives – including mine. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I had to work with Alan early in my career,” said Leonardo DiCaprio, who appeared on the final season of Growing Pains.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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