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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/17/17)
ESQUIRE: Friday Night Tykes (Premiere) at 9pm
TELEMUNDO: La Fan (Premiere) at 9pm
TV LAND: Teachers (Premiere) at 10pm
TV LAND: Throwing Shade (Premiere) at 10:30pm
Z LIVING: Altar’d (Premiere) at 8pm
Z LIVING: Finding Fido (Premiere) at 9pm
Z LIVING: POPSUGAR Presents: Conquered (Premiere) at 9:30pm
CW: No Tomorrow (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Outdaughtered (Finale) at 9pm
USA: Shooter (Finale) at 10pm

National Geographic greenlit a second season of MARS, the global event series that garnered more than 36 million viewers last fall and became the most DVR-ed series in network history. MARS will air globally on National Geographic Channels in 172 countries in 43 languages, and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. The first season is available in digital HD to own and is coming soon on DVD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo is also adapting David France’s book, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, into a scripted miniseries. Scott Rudin will EP the project, which explores the true story of a patient population that seized power over its own care and treatment to push through drugs that turned HIV from a fatal infection to a manageable disease.
(Source: Cynopsis)

April premiere dates for new drama The Son and season 3 of Better Call Saul were announced by AMC. The Son, based on the Philipp Meyer novel, stars Pierce Brosnan and bows with a two-hour episode on AMC and Sundance TV on Saturday, April 8 at 9p. Better Call Saul returns Monday, April 10 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land picked up Heathers, its first ever hour-long series. “Our take on ‘Heathers’ is a cinematic, surprising and twisted comedy that gives a wonderful nod to the film while also creating something entirely its own,” said Keith Cox, President of Development and Production for TV Land. “We’re really passionate about this show and the satirical story-telling its provocative characters allow.” Series premieres in fall 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD’s number one series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, celebrates its 100th episode on Saturday, March 25 at 9p. It airs as the season 10 finale, highlighting the series’ top moments and most memorable cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID teamed with Joe Berlinger for docu-series Killing Richard Glossip, about a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder that he swears he had nothing to do with. Show bows on the Crime and Justice Network for a two-night event starting Sunday, March 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS announced its first-ever national 24/7 channel for kids. PBS KIDS will be available during the primetime family viewing hours of 5p to 8p, 24/7. Some 107 PBS stations are expected to launch the PBS KIDS channel on TV, making it available to 90 percent of U.S. TV households.
(Source: Cynopsis)

James Franco returns to Lifetime as EP and star of High School Lover, premiering Saturday, February 4 at 8p. The romantic thriller tells the story of 17-year-old Kelly (Paulina Singer, Orange is the New Black), who falls in love with older man Christian (Francois Arnaud, Blindspot), while her father (Franco) tries to intervene before the crush turns into a dangerous obsession.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the pop icons front, Lifetime has Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (wt) in pre-production. Project is based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and is told through the eyes of the late singer’s trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. Also, Britney Ever After, starring Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears, bows Saturday, February 18 at 8p. The biopic follows Spears’ tumultuous story from her rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel’s Ainsley Earhardt landed the next sit-down interview with President-elect Donald Trump, slated to air Wednesday on Fox & Friends. Among the topics to be discussed: Friday’s inauguration, Trump’s relationship with the press and plans for his first day in office.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV will simulcast the premiere of BBCA’s Planet Earth II on Saturday, February 18 at 9p. The following five episodes will air Saturdays on BBCA. This won’t be the first time the show celebrating the planet has an audience – half the population of the UK watched it on BBC One last year, and the trailer has been viewed over 50 million times around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Exclusive: The WorkShop, producer of Amazon’s Novak, is collaborating with the Department of Health Policy & Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health for a discussion series addressing issues like how the new DC leadership will impact how healthcare decisions. Healthcare in the Round will utilize a format similar to Inside the Actors’ Studio, co-hosted by Meg FitGerald and Michael Sparer, professors at Columbia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS greenlit 10 episodes of The Cops (wt), starring and co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The animated series follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two Los Angeles patrolmen trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Debut is slated for 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC ordered documentary James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. The six-episode series explores the evolution of the film and television genre.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin Hart will executive produce and star in 2-hour History special Kevin Hart Presents: The Black Man’s Guide to History, a look at lesser-known but important events in black history. “Not only is it entertaining, and it’s hysterical, but it also is an important program for our country right now. We hope to make people laugh and learn a bit too,” said Hart. Show comes from Hartbeat Productions and Comedy Dynamics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dakota Fanning is set to star in The Alienist, a psychological thriller based on the best-selling novel by Caleb Carr. Set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, series is slated to premiere in late 2017 on TNT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the movie front, Lifetime’s 2017 slate includes Custody, executive produced and starring Viola Davis, debuting Saturday, March 4 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Deon Cole (black-ish) and Nicole Ari Parker (Rosewood) have been set to co-host the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, airing Sunday, January 29 at 9p. The show, celebrating African American achievements, will honor talk show host Wendy Williams, NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, R&B group New Edition, singer Peabo Bryson and fashion blogger Gabi Gregg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

THIRTEEN‘s American Masters presents the exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere of Maya Angelous: And Still I Rise on Tuesday, February 21 at 8p on PBS, during Black History Month. The first feature documentary on the author/activist includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and others Check local listings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reelz mini-series The Kennedys – After Camelot launches Sunday, April 2 at 9p, concluding the following Sunday at 9p. “The extraordinary response and recognition we received when we aired the controversial miniseries The Kennedys is what really put Reelz on the map,” said net president Stan E. Hubbard. “The Kennedys-After Camelot has been years in the making, is based on Randy Taraborelli’s incredibly well researched best-selling book and will continue the story that earned record ratings and 10 Emmy Award nominations.” Katie Holmes and Matthew Perry star as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Ted Kennedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT ordered a second season of Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery. The show’s entire first season is available on TNT On Demand and TNT’s digital and mobile platforms. Season 2 launches in the fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedic lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny premieres Tuesday, March 21 at 10p on truTV. Show tackles topics including travel, fashion, gift giving and cooking.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mashup comedy series Talk Show the Game Show from creator and host Guy Branum bows Wednesday, April 5 at 10p on truTV. Celebrity guests for Season 1 include Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, John Sally and Wanda Sykes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

I’m Sorry, debuts Wednesday, June 21 at 10p on truTV. Created by and starring Andrea Savage, the scripted comedy follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (Savage), who exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV ordered pilot presentations for comedy competition series Smart, Funny and Black from creator Amanda Seales and for Apocalypse Video, a journey through found footage hosted by Judah Friedlander. In addition, the net greenlit the Untitled Amy Sedaris Project, a half-hour scripted comedy series created by and starring the comedian.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nobodies received a 12-episode, second season renewal, two months ahead of its March 28 series premiere. The TV Land comedy, executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone with Michael McDonald (MADtv), who serves as EP, director and showrunner, is slated to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mary Kills People bows Sunday, April 23 at 10p on Lifetime. The original scripted series stars Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal) as a doctor who helps people in need end their lives with dignity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IFC’s Brockmire is ready to take the field. The network’s newest original comedy, starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet, premieres Wednesday April 5 at 10p. Series follows Jim Brockmire (Azaria), a major league baseball announcer who suffered an embarrassing public meltdown live on the air a decade ago after discovering his wife’s infidelity, who is looking to reclaim his career, reputation, and love life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Journalist Maria Elena Salinas joins ID as host of The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas. The newsmagazine show peels back the layers of national headline-making crimes in search of new evidence, perspectives and updates to the cases, starting in early 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sketch series Portlandia returns for its eighth and final season in 2018. “There are very few shows that can be credited with both establishing and helping to define a television network, and that’s exactly what Portlandia has done for IFC,” said network president Jennifer Caserta. “It has been at the heart of our ‘slightly-off’ comedy programming strategy since its inception.” Series currently airs Thursdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime keys into the world of pop music with The Pop Game, premiering Tuesday, February 21 at 10p. Series follows music industry icon Timbaland as he works with five aspiring young vocal artists, vying to be the next big thing on the charts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s La Fan debuts Tuesday, January 17 at 8p. The romantic comedy tells the story of a happy-go-lucky woman from a poor background who is a passionate fan of a famous telenovela actor, until an unexpected twist of fate drives her headlong right into his life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel is shooting for a Sunday, February 12 at 9p launch for season 2 of The Weapon Hunter. Series spotlights iconic moments and artifacts in military history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SundanceTV’s spring slate includes season 2 of anthology series Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo, starring Brian Dennehy (First Blood), premiering Wednesday, March 15 at 10p, and season 2 of Gomorrah, bowing Wednesday, April 26 at 10p. Summer brings the sophomore season of Cleverman, while new series Liar, an emotional thriller, arrives in the fall. Other notable autumn arrivals include crime story Top of the Lake: China Girl, starring Elisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman; new docu-series Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited, and season 2 of The A-Word.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Summer House bows Monday, January 16 at 10p, featuring a group of nine friends who work hard making money and building their resumes during the week, but on the weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day share a house to let loose.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Supernatural star Misha Collins is headed to NBC’s Timeless. She’ll guest star as Untouchables leader Eliot Ness in the episode, Public Enemy No. 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s season finale of The Great American Baking Show on Thursday built for its 3rd straight original telecast in Total Viewers (up 2 percent to 5.1 million) and held even in A18-49 (1.0/4), the show’s most watched telecast-ever and equaling a season best in young adults. Two-hour special Taking the Stage: Changing America, celebrating the unveiling of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture with music, dance and the spoken word, drew an average audience of 5.3 million viewers and a .9/3 among A18-49, building audience from its first to second hour in total viewers up 16 percent, to 5.7 million) and A18-49 (up 11 percent, to 1.0/4).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations delivered its highest-rated season ever, withP25-54 ratings 13 percent higher than the prior season’s average. Season 4, which Tuesday, January 10, attracted more than six million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel’s premiere of MythBusters: The Search broke into the Top 20 in key demos among Men and Adults in its timeslot across all ad-supported cable in L+3. It also averaged 454,000 Total Viewers P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of new FX drama Taboo delivered 3.43 million Total Viewers and 1.63 million A18-49, making it the most time-shifted FX series premiere ever among A 18-49 (up 101 percent) and the most time-shifted FX drama series premiere ever among Total Viewers (up 86 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

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