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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/9/17)
A&E: Nightwatch (Premiere) at 10pm
ANIMAL PLANET: The Vet Life: Working Overtime (Premiere) at 8pm
CNN: The History of Comedy (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: MasterChef (Premiere) at 8pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Alone (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Ghosts In The Hood (Finale) at 10pm
WORLD: City In The Sky (Finale) at 8pm

CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose informed viewers on the show’s web site that he is undergoing surgery today to replace an aorta valve. “The timing is my choice,” said Rose. “I look forward to seeing you in March…. I can’t wait to be back completely rested with my heart recharged, my passion for the work ahead purposeful and my joy at life’s pleasures high.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Star Wars: Rogue One star Diego Luna and former Mexican President Vincente Fox will join late night host Conan O’Brien primetime special, CONAN Without Borders: Made in Mexico. Shot on location in Mexico City, the hour-long special is set to premiere Wednesday, March 1, at 10p on TBS. It’s O’Brien’s sixth international trip in the past 2 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sesame Workshop launched a “Spread Kindness, #ShareTheLaughter” year-long campaign, with kindness-themed episodes on Sesame Street’s 47th season on HBO and PBS Kids, as well as new and classic videos and songs celebrating kindness on Sesame Street’s social media channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of ID weekly podcast Detective launched yesterday. The podcast features the star of new ID series Murder Chose Me, Detective Rod Demery, whose obsession with solving his mother’s murder drove him to a career in justice. Murder Chose Me arrives Wednesday, February 15 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has moved the season finale date for This Is Us from March 7 to Tuesday, March 14 at 9p, followed by the series premiere of Trial & Error at 10p. The change was made to accommodate President Donald Trump’s first address before the joint session of Congress on February 28. The second-to-last freshman episode of This Is Us will air March 7 at 9p, followed by an original Chicago Justice.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is offering a free preview weekend from Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20, on Showtime, Showtime on Demand, Showtime Anytime and via TV Everywhere portals. That’s in time for a live boxing championship event on Saturday at 9p, and a Sunday marathon of season one of Billions starting at 9a, leading to a new episode of Homeland at 9p an the season 2 bow of Billions at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen signed a multiyear renewal agreement with CBS Television Stations for the measurement company’s Local Television Measurement, which includes Local Digital in TV numbers. The deal covers stations in 17 markets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media announced initial talent participants for the 34th annual PaleyFest Los Angeles. Fan festival takes place March 17-26 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with stars and execs from shows including The Walking Dead, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, This Is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS: Los Angeles, Orphan Black, Bob’s Burgers, Pretty Little Liars, Late Late Show, Westworld, Scandal and American Horror Story: Roanoke.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nicole Kidman has optioned bestseller The Expatriates via her Blossom Films, to be adapted for television. Kidman and Per Saari will exec produce with POW! ProductionsTheresa Park.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another Hollywood A-lister, Jessica Chastain, along with writer Todd Komarnicki (Sully) and producer Christina Wayne (I’m Dying Up Here), is plotting a TV project. The trio are teaming for an event series about women barred from the space program at NASA in the 1960s. Project is set at ITV Studios America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered an espionage drama pilot for Redliners, written by Emerald City EP Shaun Cassidy and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly), who will exec produce with David Janolarri via Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mujeres de Negro debuts on UniMas Tuesday, February 14 at 9p. The crime mystery focuses on three women who plot to murder their abusive husbands, then must struggle to keep their secret safe. Happy Valentine’s Day!
(Source: Cynopsis)

Angie Tribeca returns to TBS for season 3 on Monday, April 10 at 10:30p. Guest stars lined up include Chris Pine, Natalie Portman, Michelle Dockery, Ed Helms, Rachel Dratch, Jean Smart “and many, many, many, many more.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of comedy Catastrophe debuts on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 28. The series had been renewed for seasons 3 and 4 by UK’s Channel 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix news: Season 3 of Grace & Frankie bows Friday, March 24. Comedy Girlboss, about a woman who builds a fashion empire, premieres on Friday, April 21, while Dear White People, a comedy based on the independent feature, arrives one week later and Anne of Green Gable reboot Anne has a May 12 premiere date. The streaming service’s Orange Is the New Black returns for season 5 on Friday, June 9. Judd Apatow comedy Love was renewed for season 3, and sci-fi series The OA and Travelers landed sophomore runs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Theories about the impending countdown to destruction are explored in American Heroes Channel series How the World Ends. Six-parter premieres Sunday, February 12 at 10p, with Nostradamus’s eerily accurate predictions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disgraced, recounting the murder of Baylor University men’s basketball star Patrick Dennehy, as well as an attempted cover-up of NCAA rule violations, debuts on Showtime Friday, March 31 at 9p. The film from Showtime Documentary Films and Showtime Sports will make its world premiere at the South By Southwest film festival next month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Saturday, February 11, Fuse Media’s FM celebrates Drake with The Drake Effect: The Videos, a collection of the musician’s most iconic videos, airing at 10:30p, followed by the The Drake Effect at 11p.
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The New York Television Festival, which includes a competition for independently produced pilots, is expanding to add a sixth day of events in October, to focus on the writing process, and adding a Chicago event in April that will include panels and pitch opportunities. “The NYTVF has evolved a lot in its first dozen years, but the central goal has always been two-fold: provide a platform for storytellers across the episodic spectrum to showcase their work and simultaneously serve as a filter and curator of independent work for the greater industry,” said NYTVF founder Terence Gray. “More opportunities for more creators is always a good thing.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce is headlined by lightweight world champion Robert Easter defending against Puerto Rican contender Luis Cruz. Televised coverage begins Friday, February 10 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The late George Michael and Prince will be honored at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 12 at 8p on CBS. Details of the performances won’t be revealed until the show, hosted by Late Late Show’s James Corden.
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Fuse is counting down to Sunday’s Grammys with a half-hour music block of nominees included in the categories of Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Duo or Group Performance, Best Rap Album, and Record of the Year every day at 11a. On Sunday, February 12 Fuse is running a 2-hour music block of the most nominated artists, with episodes of Moesha, Sister Sister, Malcolm & Eddie, Belly, and Belly 2, which all feature artists who have been nominated in the past.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Performers at the 2017 Stellar Awards, celebrating gospel music, will include Tamela Mann, Shirley Caesar, Jekalyn Carr, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Bizzle, Canton Jones, Da’ Truth, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise,Travis Greene, VaShawn Mitchell, Tasha Cobbs, Doug Williams, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson & Da Chozen Brothaz. TV One premieres the show on Sunday, April 9 at 7p, with encores at 9p and 11p. The ceremony will also air in national broadcast syndication on 170 stations from April 15-May 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Game of Thrones picked up 5 visual effects wins at the VES Awards, all for its “Battle of the Bastards” episode. StarzBlack Sails also notched a win.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Litton Entertainment won 20 awards from the Parent’s Choice Foundation. Programs honored included shows in Litton’s Weekend Adventure block on ABC, shows in CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic! block, and programming in NBC’s The More You Know brand and CW’s One Magnificent Morning and Go Time blocks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominees for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced on CBS This Morning Thursday, February 16. AMC winners Lady Antebellum will do the honors; awards show airs Sunday, April 2 at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man) are onboard season 5 of Netflix’s House of Cards. White House drama returns May 30. Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon will play Ms. Frizzle in Netflix revival The Magic School Bus Rides Again.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jodie Turner-Smith has been upped from her recurring status on season 4 to series regular for season 5 of TNT’s The Last Ship, launching in 2018.
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Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) has been elevated from guest star to series regular on upcoming Amazon comedy The Tick, following an accountant who realizes his city is owned by a super villain.
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Brian d’Arcy James (Hamilton), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Blindspot) and Elizabeth Reaser (Mad Men) have been Discovery’s upcoming scripted series Manhunt: The UNABOMer (formerly known as Manifesto), set to air this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert Wisdom (The Wire) and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) have joined the cast of TNT’s The Alienist, based on the Caleb Carr bestseller. Series is slated to premiere in late 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Univision talent competition series Pequeños Gigantes USA reached 4.2 million total viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the one-hour broadcast, averaging 2.4 million total viewers 2+, nearly 1.0 million A18-49, 458,000 A18-34 and 590,000 P12-34.During the show’s debut hour, Univision was the number 3 broadcaster among A18-34 and P12-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules hit a Live+3 season high among P18-49 and P25-54, delivering 1.5 million P18-49 (up +5% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.7 million P25-54 (up +8%), and 2.4 million total viewers (up +9%). Top Chef hit a season high among P18-49, delivering 1 million P18-49 (up +1%), 1.2 million P25-54, and 2 million total viewers (up slightly).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIII was the second highest-rated Puppy Bowl ever with a 1.11 rating from 3-5p on Sunday among A25-54 in L+SD, up +4% from last year’s game and ranking behind only Puppy Bowl X in 2014 (1.25). The cutefest averaged 2.5 million total viewers P2+ from, up +12% versus Puppy Bowl XII in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel‘s Stuck in the Middle: Stuck in the Waterpark: The Movie (is the series’ #2 telecast on record among total viewers (2.48 million), Kids 2-11 (1.32 million/3.3 rating), Kids 6-11 (936,000/3.9 rating) and A18-49 (668,000/0.5 rating).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Richard Hatch died after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 71. Hatch, who starred in TV’s Battlestar Galactica, also replaced Michael Douglas as Karl Malden’s partner on Streets of San Francisco, and guested on numerous series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close is opening Thursday February 9, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/sunset-boulevard/

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