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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/10/17)
NBC, ABC, CBS: President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address (Premiere) at 9pm
BET: Being Mary Jane (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: Taboo (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO.: Lawless Oceans (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Noisey (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Little People, Big World (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: Kate Plus 8 (Finale) at 10pm
TNT: Good Behavior (Finale) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Finale) at 9:30pm

While the first episode of CBS’s Superior Donuts, starring Judd Hirsch as a 1960s radical, touches on racial profiling and gun control, the comedy “isn’t going to be an issue of the week show,” said exec producer Garrett Donovan at the TCA winter press tour. “We will talk about issues as it comes up organically.” That said, showrunner Bob Daily admitted, “If we were to incite a tweet war with the President of the United States, we probably wouldn’t turn that down.” CBS starts serving Donuts Thursday, February 2 at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s version of Training Day, inspired by the 2001 film, won’t feature the characters played on the big screen by Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, said the action drama’s exec producer, Will Beall, at TCA. “The movie is its own thing,” said Beall. “It’s this classic crime story. So we gave (the movie characters) respectful distance.” Training Day, starring Bill Paxton as a morally ambiguous detective, makes its debut Thursday, February 2 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Good Wife’s Alicia (Julianna Margulies) will be heard about but not seen on CBS All Access spin-off The Good Fight, said series co-creator Robert King at TCA. “We talked to Julianna about the show and her relationship with it,” said King, “and Julianna agreed The Good Wife ended that story.” A trailer shown for the drama featured Diane (Christine Baranski) swearing after learning she’d lost her life savings in a Ponzi scheme. Without TV network censors, “You’re going to hear people talk the way they speak in life,” said co-creator Michelle King. The Good Fight premieres Sunday, February 19 at 8p on CBS and CBS All Access, with the second episode debuting just on the streaming service that night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“It’s really happening,” announced Showtime president David Nevins at TCA. The long-gestating reboot of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks will premiere May 21 at 9p with a two-hour premiere; episodes 3 and 4 will be available on Showtime’s digital platform immediately after. So what’s the show like? “It will be 18 unforgettable hours,” promised Nevins.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also getting launch dates on Showtime were six-part limited series Guerilla (Sunday, April 19 at 9p), as well as drama I’m Dying Up Here, produced by Jim Carrey (June 4 at 10p). Showtime ordered White Famous, starring Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah, and drama The Chi, and renewed The Affair for season 4, ahead of its season 3 finale on January 29.
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Is Showtime cooking up a signature political linchpin a la HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and TBSFull Frontal With Samantha Bee? “We’re figuring some things out right now,” said Nevins. “What we started with The Circus has big-time potential beyond just the election.”
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Jay D. Roth, national executive director of the DGA for 22 years, will receive its President Award February 4 at the DGA Awards dinner. Guild president Paris Barclay pointed to Roth’s “brilliant mind and incredible accomplishments, including our groundbreaking recent negotiations,” and a legacy that has “advanced both this Guild and our industry.”
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The March 17-26 Paleyfest LA event opens with the cast and creative team of The Walking Dead. The lineup also includes American Horror Story: Roanoke, Bob’s Burgers, Grey’s Anatomy, The Late Late Show with James Corden, NCIS: Los Angeles, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars, Scandal,This is Us, Westworld, and a “Super Hero” event featuring cast members of the CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music Choice and comScore teamed to release the Top Ten Music Videos of 2016, based on Music Choice video orders tracked by comScore’s Custom OnDemand Essentials from January 1-December 31 2016 across TV and mobile devices. Number one: “Work,” from Rihanna featuring Drake.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New York Festivals Television & Film Awards will honor Tony Petitti, COO of Major League Baseball, with the 2017 New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award. Gala takes place Tuesday, April 25 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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Jenna Bush Hager offered a heartfelt apology on NBC’s Today yesterday, for a flub during the Golden Globes pre-show. “When I was interviewing the incomparable Pharrell [Williams], who I adore, I accidentally in the electricity of the red carpet, which I had never done, called Hidden Figures, Hidden Fences,” said Bush Hager. “If I offended people, I am deeply sorry.” Presenter Michael Keaton had made the same mistake onstage, announcing the Supporting Actress category. “All movies with black people don’t sound alike,” tweeted comedian Robin Thede.
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Fans planning to livestream the Globes were in for a jolt when they discovered NBC wasn’t running the ceremony online. Turns out the network, which hadn’t said they would livestream the event, had not secured online-streaming rights from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of ID’s The Detectives Club: New Orleans airs Thursday, January 19 at 10p, featuring Big Easy investigators sharing stories of their most difficult homicide cases.
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ID’s People Magazine Investigates received a full 10-episode order for season two. The true crime series is slated to be back in late 2017.
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Mother and son take a culinary road trip on Cooking Channel’s Vinny & Ma Eat America, launching Tuesday, January 31 at 10p. First up for Vinny Guadagnino and his mom, who has refused to stray from Italian food (until now): Austin, TX hand-pulled noodles and pig roast.
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The premiere date of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbor was changed to Monday, January 23 at 10p. In the series, stand-up comedian Jamali Maddix tries to learn about racism by meeting with people around the world who dedicate their lives to hate.
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TLC’s Counting On returns on a new night Mondays at 9p, beginning January 16, following the path of Jinger and Jeremy to the altar. Special Meet the Putnams follows at 10p, focused on a family with three generations living under one roof.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo is commemorating the legacy of President Obama on Sunday, January 15 with one-hour conservation doc Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasures, followed by two-hour special Obama: The Price of Hope, a portrait of the Obama administration that features insider access to the president and his inner circle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion special O Girls documents the journeys of five girls from the inaugural class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Their stories of empowerment air Sunday, January 15 at 8p.
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GetTV is marking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16 with a programming block including the civil rights leader’s 1967 interview on The Merv Griffin Show, at 8p. Dr. King shares his views on riots and race relations, as well as joking about his inability to experience the “fun” side of New York as a clergyman.
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ABC’s The View will broadcast from Animal Kingdom at Florida’s Walt Disney World from March 6-10, part of a year-long celebration of the daytime talker’s 20th season. Viewers can try to get in on the theme park action via a sweepstakes that includes a trip to see the resort to see the show, a $500 Disney gift card and a carry-on suitcase from American Tourister featuring Disney and Star Wars characters.
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Peter Frampton’s 2016 concert film, Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Show, airs Sunday, January 29 at 8p on AXS TV. The concert was filmed on March 15, 2016, at the Sunset Center in Carmel By The Sea, CA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Austin Nichols (The Walking Dead) will recur on A&E’s Bates Motel. The drama’s fifth and final season launches Monday, February 20 at 10p.
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Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke won’t have a single host, but someone new steering each of its 16 half-hour episodes. Late Late Show’s James Corden, Carpool chauffeur and an exec producer on the Apple iteration, said Monday at TCA, “We’re really excited about the pairings we’re putting together.” To name a few: John Legend with Alicia Keys, Seth MacFarlane with Ariana Grande and Billy Eichner with the band Metallica.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Golden Globe Awards on NBC Sunday delivered 20.0 million viewers and a 5.6 rating among A18-49, according to Nielsen, up 8 percent in viewers and 2 percent in the demo versus last year.
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Sunday’s The NFL on CBS Dolphins/Steelers matchup was the net’s best AFC Wild Card Playoff game since 2014, with an average overnight HH 19.2/38 rating, up 4 percent from last year.
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The season 12 premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was the most-watched original telecast in FXX history. On a Live+3 basis, the January 4 episode was the network’s highest-rated original telecast in A18-49 (1.14 million), A25-54 and Total Viewers (1.41 million). On the night of its premiere the telecast also ranked among the Top 5 basic cable programs with A18-34 (#2) and A18-49 (#5).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In its regular time period, Fox newcomer The Mick scored 1.9/6 in Live+3 ratings, up 46 percent, for the net’s highest-rated Tuesday entertainment telecast of the season.
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The season debut on Wednesday of TLC’s My 600 Lb Life was #1 in its 8-10p time period with all key women demos and averaged 1.8 million P2+ viewers. The season premiere of Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home was its most watched and highest rated episode ever with 1.5 million P2+ viewers, helping make it TLC’s most watched and highest rated Wednesday night in over three years with P2+, W25-54 and W18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Family’s New Year’s Eve “Party with the Ponies” all day My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic stunt brought in the network’s largest total day viewership averages of 2016 for both kids and girls 2-11.The total day average that day also performed 175 percent above 4Q16’s total day average for kids 2-11 and 67 percent for A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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