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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 2/1/17)
BET: Madiba (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: The 100 (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Bering Sea Gold (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Cutthroat Kitchen (Premiere) at 8pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Going RV (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Spy in the Wild: A Nature Miniseries (Premiere) at 8pm
SYFY: The Expanse (Premiere) at 10pm
TRU TV: The Carbonaro Effect (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Vikings (Finale) at 9pm

Oprah Winfrey is joining the 60 Minutes team as a special contributor. “There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” said the CBS news magazine’s EP, Jeff Fager. “She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for 60 Minutes.” Added Winfrey: “I’ve been a big admirer of 60 Minutes since my days as a young reporter.…At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.” Winfrey will make her first appearance this fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A trio of talent collaborations were added to the performance list at The 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Maren Morris and Alicia Keys; Anderson .Paak joining a Tribe Called Quest and Dave Grohl; and The Weeknd with Daft Punk round out the show’s previously announced performers Adele, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Show airs live Sunday, February 12 at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Justice Network is introducing a new face: Callahan Walsh, son of Justice spokesman John Walsh and Child Advocate at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, is joining as part of its BeSAFE initiative. Walsh will alert viewers to missing children, provide tips on how to keep children safe, and inform viewers about what to do when a child is lost.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV and VH1 inked a first-look production and talent deal with EP and TV personality, Terrence Jenkins, aka Terrence J. Via his company, Jenkins Entertainment Group, Jenkins will develop and executive produce original content for both networks. Additionally, he will provide on-air hosting duties throughout the year for potential projects including tentpole pre-shows, live events, aftershows and original series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW issued pilot orders to two projects. Life Sentence, from WBTV and Bill Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer Prods, centers on a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer, who finds out she’s not dying. Insatiable, from Dexter co-EP Lauren Gussis, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Storied Media Group and CBS Television Studios, was inspired by real-life Southern lawyer and top beauty pageant coach Bill Alverson, who recently toplined his own TLC reality series, Coach Charming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered a high school drama pilot from Friday Night Lights EP/showrunner Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. Drama High follows a working class high school drama department and its incredible students.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime is developing an original movie about the Menendez brothers murder case. The focus will be the extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father’s hands, while their mother looked the other way. Courtney Love is attached to star as Kitty Menendez.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viral sensation Veronica “Pooh” Nash-Poleate is bringing her common sense crusade to TLC. She’s in Charge features the school guidance counselor, who has degrees in psychology and education, hitting the road to dole out advice and spread love to those in need. Premiere date: Tuesday, March 7 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carnival Corporation and A+E Networks have partnered on Good Spirits, a series showcasing the creation of unique cocktails, while cruising to popular global destinations. Debut date is Thursday, February 16 at 6p on FYI and on February 20 at 2p on A&E.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation TV presents a week-long tribute to the Grammys’ biggest winners this month, with documentaries on artists Adele, Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and more. Programming begins with Whitney Houston: The Greatest Love of All on Monday, February 6 at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime will air American Jihad (wt) on Saturday March 11 at 9p. Documentary explores home-grown Jihadism – how young men are radicalized to commit violent acts of terrorism, and what can be done to prevent it.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Urban Movie Channel debuts romantic comedy No Regrets on Friday, February 10. New doc Hatching Shakespeare, following Dr. Melanie Andrews on her quest to produce a stage production of The Taming of the Shrew, starts streaming Friday, February 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Teri Hatcher, who starred as Lois Lane in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, has been tapped to recur on Season 2 of Supergirl. The CW describes Hatcher’s character as “a mysterious new role that will become the new Big Bad of Season 2.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upcoming Freeform series, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, a live-action adaptation of the Marvel comic, will star Olivia Holt, former Disney Channel star and Hollywood Records recording artist, and Aubrey Joseph (Run All Night, The Night Of) in the lead roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel’s Tangled Before Ever After debuts Friday, March 10 at 8p. The movie leads into the premiere of Tangled: The Series on Friday, March 24 at 7:30p. Reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene are Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stories about distinguished men and women including the Tuskegee Airmen Chief Civilian flight instructor Charles Alfred Chief” Anderson, the history-making commercial airline pilot Stephanie R. Grant, animator and Disney legend Floyd Norman, and physician, role model and activist Dr. Myiesha Taylor, will be presented as part of Disney|ABC Television Group‘s “Be Inspired” interstitial series during Black History Month on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Segments start airing today.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mini-series The New Edition Story hit record ratings numbers for BET, with parts 1 and 3 ranking as the net’s highest-rated and most-watched telecasts since 2012. Part 1 drew 3.3 million viewers A18-49 and 5.5 million total viewers in Live+3; part 2 delivered 3.1 million A18-49 and 5.3 million total viewers, and part 3 logged 3.3 million in the demo and 5.6 million total viewers on BET alone for the premiere telecast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s nonfiction franchises The Curse of Oak Island and Forged in Fire hit new ratings highs in both total viewers and key demos. Over the first 11 weeks of its fourth season, The Curse of Oak Island ranked as all of cable’s #1 original series on Tuesday nights in the A25-54 (1.4 million) and A18-49 (1.1 million) demos, according to Nielsen (Live+SD, excluding sports, news, repeats and mini-series). Forged in Fire hit series highs in A25-54 (800,000) and A18-49 (747,000) during its January 24 episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s Vino el Amor built its viewership over the prior week among total viewers (up 5 percent to 2.4 million), A18-49 (up 5 percent to 1.0 million) and A18-34 (up 6 percent to 478,000). The novela helped Univision rank as the number 3 broadcast network with young A18-34 during the Monday – Friday 9p hour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt averaged a 1.0 rating among viewers P25-54 on Sunday, January 29, at 8p, a 49 percent increase over year-ago levels in this timeslot. With more than 2.6 million total viewers, it was the highest rated premiere ever for this series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judge Judy (season high 7.7, up 4 percent from the week before) was one of the few strips in the plus column and the only one in the top ten to set a new Nielsen record for the 2016-17 season. In addition, it outperformed all shows and was ranked number one in syndication overall for the 21st time in the past 25 weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Although top talker Dr. Phil (3.0, down 19 percent) was heavily preempted for news coverage of the January 18 final press conference of President Obama and the January 20 Inauguration of President Trump, it still finished first in talk for the 20th week in a row. Live with Kelly (2.5), Ellen DeGeneres (2.5), Steve Harvey (1.7) and Maury (1.6) were all unchanged from the week before.  Wendy Williams (1.6, up 7 percent) tied Maury for fifth place.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon grabbed basic cable’s top spot with Kids 2-11 (2.4/671,000, up 4 percent over last year), Kids 6-11 (2.0/346,000, up 5 percent) and Kids 2-5 (3.0/325,000, up 7 percent) for the month of January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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