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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/25/17)
BET: The New Edition Story, Part 3 (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Scandal (Premiere) at 9pm
COMEDY: Roast Battle II War of the Words (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: Riverdale (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop (Premiere) at 9pm
RLTV: The Quon Dynasty (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: Pure Genius (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: The Selection: Special Operations Experiment (Finale) at 10pm

Mary Tyler Moore died yesterday. The TV icon had been hospitalized with pneumonia due to complications from diabetes. Said her longtime rep, “Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.” Moore, who rose to fame in The Dick Van Dyke Show, followed it up with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and was nominated for an Academy Award for 1980’s Ordinary People, had been diagnosed with diabetes at age 33.
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Bruno Mars was added to the lineup of performers at The 59th Annual Grammy Awards. He joins the previously announced Adele, John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Ceremony airs Sunday, February 12 at 8p live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.
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President Donald Trump joins Westwood One host Jim Gray for a one-on-one interview to air in the network’s Super Bowl LI broadcast on Sunday, February 5. Gray last interviewed Trump during the Monday Night Football game on November 7, the night before the election.
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Litton Entertainment is launching a three-hour block of educational and informational programming for Antenna TV. The line-up, launching in fall 2017, will feature programming designed to inspire young audiences and their families to be active and compassionate members of their community.
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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts honors Chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, Leslie Moonves, and CBS at its American Songbook Gala on Wednesday, February 1. The event, co-chaired by Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, Adrienne Arsht, Bryan Lourd and Bruce Bozzi, is being hosted by James Corden.
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Bryan Singer, who helmed the feature X-Men, is set to direct Fox’s X-Men themed Marvel action-adventure drama pilot from Matt Nix (Burn Notice), 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Singer also is EP-ing the pilot. The untitled project focuses on two ordinary parents who discover that their children possess mutant powers.
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After 40-plus years in the sportscaster booth, Brent Musburger is exiting ESPN. The Georgia-Kentucky college basketball game on Tuesday, January 31 will be the retiring vet’s last hurrah.
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ABC renewed The Middle for a ninth season. “The Middle has been one of the network’s most consistent performers and helped us to launch a whole new night of comedy when it moved to Tuesdays this season,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment.“The Indiana Hecks have found America’s sweet spot with their authentic, acerbic and always loving take on parenting, work, kids, marriage and life.”
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NBC greenlit pilot What About Barb?, a single-camera comedy based on the 1991 Frank Oz movie What About Bob? The film starred Bill Murray as Bob, a psychiatric patient who joined his psychiatrist, Leo, on his family on vacation. The TV reboot features a female Bob and Leo.
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Freeform began production on Brown Girls. The pilot centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India.
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AXS TV pays tribute to the career of acclaimed drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band Butch Trucks with concert special All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman on Thursday, January 26 at 2a, Saturday, January 28 at 10p and Sunday, January 29 at 8a.
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MeTV presents MeTV Remembers Mary Tyler Moore on Sunday, January 29 at 2p. The tribute to the career and comedy of the late TV icon features six special episodes from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which originally aired from 1970 to 1977.
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Cindy Crawford celebrates the 25th anniversary of her 1992 Pepsi commercial in an interview with Kevin Frazier, host of Entertainment Tonight, to appear in Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017 airing Tuesday, January 31 at 8p on CBS.
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Deon Cole and Nicole Ari Parker host the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9p on Bounce. Honorees include: New Edition, Wendy Williams, Peabo Bryson, Dikembe Mutumbo and Martin Luther King III.
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Harvard Law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., who taught Barack and Michelle Obama, will be honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award, bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their platforms to create agents of change. The 48th NAACP Image Awards air Saturday, February 11 at 9p on TV One.
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TV One airs the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors on Sunday, January 29 at 7p. The event pays tribute to gospel singer-songwriter Marvin Sapp and was hosted by Yolanda Adams and VaShawn Mitchell.
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Discovery Channel announced its cast for Manifesto. Cast includes Mark Duplass (Togetherness, Blue Jay), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick, Godless), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Katja Herbers (Manhattan, The Leftovers), and Brian F. O’Byrne (Mildred Pierce, Aquarius). Series bows later this year.
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Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Fisher, Sofia Carson, Alex Aiono and Jenna Ortega team up to host the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. Ceremony takes place Saturday, April 29 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The special two-hour telecast, Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, will be available Sunday, April 30 at 7p across multiple Disney-branded platforms.
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Netflix set Friday, March 31 as the global premiere date for 13 Reasons Why. Series is an adaption of the bestselling 2007 YA book by Jay Asher.
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BET 3-part miniseries, The New Edition Story, kicked off its first night 2.5MM viewers P18-49 and 4.2 million total viewers P2+ on BET. Including the simulcast on BET’s sister net, Centric, the miniseries scored a combined 2.6MM viewers P18-49 and 4.4 million total viewers.
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Dr. Phil (3.7 live plus same day national rating, up 16 percent from the week before) clocked its second highest Nielsen number of the. Live with Kelly (2.5, steady) remained deadlocked with Ellen DeGeneres (2.5, unchanged) in second place.
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Steve Harvey (1.7, up 13 percent) recovered from last week’s decline, but was still down 11 percent from last year at this time. Newcomer Harry (1.2, up 20 percent) scored the largest percentage increase of any show in syndication and reached its highest ratings in four weeks. The Doctors (0.9, up 13 percent) matched its season high and jumped in front of The Real (0.8, unchanged).
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Hot Bench (2.6, up 8 percent) was the sole morning or afternoon strip to achieve a new season high and was the week’s No. 3 daytime show overall, behind only Dr. Phil (3.7) and Judge Judy (7.4, steady).
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The only magazine in positive territory was Extra (1.4, up 8 percent) which raced to its biggest rating in five weeks.  Entertainment Tonight (3.6, down 3 percent) led the category for the 24th straight week.
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BROADWAY
The Front Page with Nathan Lane, John Slattery, and John Goodman is closing on Sunday January 29, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/front-page/

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