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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 1/25/17)
TV ONE: Unsung: Lenny Williams (Premiere) at 8pm
BET: The New Edition Story, Part 2 (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Bakers vs. Fakers (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: The Magicians (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Suits (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: Frequency (Finale) at 9pm
E!: Total Divas (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: Incorporated (Finale) at 10pm
WGNA: Salem (Finale) at 9pm

Netflix could start muscling cable networks out of reality series, suggests a new report from MoffettNathanson. “SVOD players have started to show interest in buying non-fiction content which could start to put pressure on the bigger non-fiction cable networks,” said the report. “Netflix has continuously emphasized increasing original content. However, given the high cost of scripted originals, Netflix will need to incorporate more unscripted content in these efforts. As a result, Netflix (and the other SVOD players) will start to bid away name brand non-fiction shows from cable networks.” In related news, Netflix ordered 8 episodes of a “reimagining” of Bravo makeover series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, starting production in the spring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo actors will be able to vote on whether they want to be represented by SAG-AFTRA in contract negotiations, following a decision by the National Labor Relations Board.  The union had petitioned the NLRB for the vote, claiming the Spanish-language network paid its performers less than sibling NBC pays its English-language actors. “Since SAG-AFTRA first approached us about a year ago, we have invited them to ask for an NLRB election,” said Telemundo in a statement. “We are pleased the union now has done this, so that our talent will be able to make a decision for themselves on whether to be represented.” The vote, done by secret ballot, will take place February 7-March 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo and Buzzfeed are teaming to promote Bravo’s Imposters, launching Tuesday, February 7 at 10p. Valentine’s-themed content will include a custom 360 video experience, “Are You Dating an Imposter?”, which debuts on the show’s premiere date. Bravo parent NBCUniversal has a $400 million investment in Buzzfeed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered a pilot for a comedy from Seth Meyers, SNL’s Mike O’Brien and Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video about a cynical high school biology teacher who uses students to plot revenge on people who wronged him. O’Brien will write.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Peacock net also ordered a pilot for a virtual reality drama from Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV (Extant). Reverie focuses on a former detective specializing in human behavior, drawn in when a VR program has dangerous consequences. And NBC greenlit game show pilot 5 Gold Rings, to be produced by ITV Entertainment, based on a UK format.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is developing a comedy for Gabriel Iglesias. The project, from Ryan Seacrest Productions and CBS Television Studios, centers on a commitment-averse bachelor who reconnects with a pal who just broke up with the woman he’s been with since pre-school. Iglesias also stars in and exec produces Fuse’s Fluffy’s Food Adventures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the drama front, ABC ordered pilots for Doomsday, about a think tank recruited to prevent man-made disasters and The Good Doctor, centered on a young surgeon with savant syndrome, both from Sony Pictures Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox ordered a pilot for a Marvel action adventure from Matt Nix (Burn Notice), 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Drama centers on two parents whose children possess mutant powers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Movie Channel will offer network premieres of action movie Legion on Friday, February 3 at 10p, and crime caper Takers in the same slot February 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Classic Rock Awards, hosted by Megadeth frontman David Mustain, airs on AXS TV on Sunday, February 19 at 8p. Look for appearances by Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp, Richie Sambora, Cheap Trick and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey starts re-airing episodes of wrestling series Lucha Underground tonight at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Azteca America will return for the second year as the exclusive Spanish-language broadcaster of the Miss Universe competition, airing Sunday, January 29 at 7p. Vanessa Claudio, Alejandro Lukini and Marcela Cuevas will host the live broadcast as well as a special live pre-show starting at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rise, delving into the indigenous resistance movement in North America, launches on Viceland Friday, January 27 at 9p. The documentary series had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo renewed Top Chef for season 15. The culinary competition, currently in its 14th season, is averaging over 2 million total viewers Thursdays at 9p, up 4 percent versus the prior season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Subterranean mysteries are explored in Science Channel’s new Secrets of the Underground, debuting Tuesday, February 14 at 10p. Using advanced scanning techniques, the series explores mysteries like tunnels at Alcatraz, and Al Capone’s underground passageways.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s upcoming Home Town highlights the efforts of home renovation experts Ben and Erin Napier as they revitalize historic houses. Ten-episode series debuts Tuesday, March 21 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT renewed The Librarians for season 4. The third season of the fantasy-adventure series, which wrapped January 22, reached 5.4 million viewers per episode and drew an audience 6 years younger than the average for TNT originals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere date for the third and final season of HBO’s The Leftovers has been set for Sunday, April 16 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE’s John Cena will host Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, airing Saturday, March 11 at 8p. Should be a good fit – “He’s a big kid at heart,” said Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, SVP, talent and events.
(Source: Cynopsis)

School of Roars has been acquired by Sprout and UK’s CBeebies. The animated children’s series is being produced by Dot to Dot Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adventure Time: Islands premieres with a 4-night event starting Monday, January 30 at 7:30p on Cartoon Network. All eight episodes became available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play yesterday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Meet the Press drew 4.55 million viewers for Chuck Todd’s “alternative facts” interview with Kellyanne Conway, its largest overall audience in 8 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Bachelor on Monday rose 3 percent week-to-week in total viewers, to 7.3 million, and 4 percent among A18-49, to 2.4/8 for season highs. On its new night, Quantico returned up 30 percent among total viewers (to 3.0 million) and 29 percent in the demo (to .9/3), posting its third highest rating of the season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of January 16, Univision ranked as the number 1 broadcast net among A18-34 on Friday, and number 4 for the week, growing its audience week-to-week in total viewers by 5 percent (to 2.0 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

UniMas had its highest-rated week so far this season among total viewers (up 16 percent, to 798,000), A18-49 (up 20 perdent, to 386,000) and A18-34 (up 34 percent, to 169,000) during broadcast prime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox NewsTucker Carlson Tonight, now at 9p in place of The Kelly File, is averaging 3.7 million viewers and 775,000 among A25-54, up 37 percent in viewers and 50 percent in the news demo versus Kelly’s 2016 average – albeit during a particularly news-worthy period.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nashville grabbed over 2 million viewers and a .95 among A18-49, a ratings rise of 18 percent since the ABC transplant debuted on CMT on January 5. The episode was the highest-rated original series telecast in CMT history among W18-49 (1.3).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s Worst Cooks in America on Food Network posted a .9 rating among P25-54 (780,000 IMP) tying for #1 within the 9p timeslot; overall, the network ranked #2 (tied) for the night across all ad-supported cable. Friday’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives earned a .7 rating among P25-54 (600,000 IMP), up 57 percent versus year-ago, with the network ranked #7 for the night across all ad-supported cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Estrella TV reports it delivered the highest audience growth in Early Fringe among the top four Spanish language television networks as compared to the same period in 2015, delivering growth across A18-34 (60 percent), A18-49 (31 percent) and A25-54 (21 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Doyle was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager of MTV, VH1 and Logo, an expansion of her most recent role at VH1. Doyle will partner with group president Chris McCarthy in the overall creative management of the group, including oversight of tentpole and live events, specials, network/celebrity talent, and VH1 scripted programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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