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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 2/14/17)
AUDIENCE: You Me Her (Premiere) at 8:30pm
AXS TV: The Big Interview (Premiere) at 8pm
OXYGEN: Bad Girls Club: East Meets West (Premiere) at 8pm
OXYGEN: The Battle of the Ex Besties (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Secrets of the Underground (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIMAS: Mujeres de Negro (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Vinny & Ma Eat America (Finale) at 10:30pm
CW: Tough Mudder (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: Forged in Fire (Finale) at 10pm

Josh Elliott
is out at CBS News. Elliott announced on CBSN Friday that it was his last day in the streaming service’s anchor chair, but that he would be working on field assignments for CBS News. Not so, it turns out. “CBS News and Josh Elliott are parting ways,” said a net spokesperson on Monday. “Josh will no longer be reporting for CBS News. We are grateful for his contributions over the last year.” On Friday, the New York Post reported Elliott’s on-air farewell announcement came as a surprise to network brass. Elliott joined CBS in 2016 from NBC Sports; his contract runs until April 2018.
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Nick Cannon announced via social media that he is quitting as host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. “I have loved hosting America’s Got Talent for the last 8 seasons,” posted Cannon, “…but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.” Cannon said he’d been told by his “team” that the network had considered firing him (though he was not let go) because of jokes he’d told in Showtime special, Stand Up, Don’t Shoot. “I wish AGT and NBC the best in the upcoming season,” said Cannon, “but I cannot see myself returning.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon is reportedly considering launching a pay cable channel. The project is in the early planning stages, according to the New York Post, and there are no plans yet for distribution or carriage.
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Sesame Workshop yesterday launched the “Sesame Street Writers’ Room,” a 6-week fellowship program aimed at discovering and nurturing writers with diverse voices in children’s media. “Studies show that kids engage and learn more fully when they see themselves reflected onscreen,” noted Brown Johnson, EVP and creative director, Sesame Workshop. “Having a diverse writing team is an important part of the process.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dr. Richard Besser is leaving his post as ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor to join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as president and CEO. Besser, who joined ABC News in 2009, “has been there for everybody in this News Division at our most vulnerable moments, the painful and scary moments, and at those moments when we need a shoulder to cry on,” wrote ABC News president James Goldston in a memo to staff. “I, and I know all of you, will be forever grateful to him.” Besser’s last day is April 3.
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Freeform is serving up Monday night “Happy Hours” starting with the returns of comedies Young & Hungry and Baby Daddy on March 13 at 8p and 8:31p, followed on March 20 by the series launch of Bachelor spin-off The Twins: Happily Ever After? At 9:02p.
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ABC and People are teaming for a four-hour documentary on the life of Princess Diana, to air over 2 nights in August 2017. The TV event, marking the 20th anniversary of the Princess of Wales’ death at age 36 on August 31, 1997, will include conversations with those who knew her, as well as Diana experts and archival footage. Diana appeared on the cover of People a record 57 times.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan will direct and exec produce Fox pilot LA->Vegas, an ensemble comedy from writer Lon Zimmet (Superstore) and Gary Sanchez Prods. about underdogs hoping to strike it rich.
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No surprise here: Disney Channel renewed Elena of Avalor for a third season, ahead of its season 2 launch. In its first run, the animated series became TV’s top series for Girls 2-11, and is number one in its timeslot among kids in the UK, Spain and Portugal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox ordered a 22-episode season 3 of drama Lucifer, returning from its season 2 hiatus on May 1. “Lucifer is one of those rare shows that starts strong out of the gate, and just keeps getting better,” said Fox entertainment president David Madden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of TLC’s Ghost Brothers premieres Friday, March 10 at 9p. First stop is New Castle, Indiana, to investigate a house with negative energy that targets men.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Canal Once series Teatro Estudio features dramatized readings by Mexican theater, film and TV stars. The first of 13 one-hour episodes airs tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Origins: The Journey of Humankind premieres on Nat Geo Monday, March 6 at 9p. Hosted by Jason Silva (Brain Games), the part-scripted, part doc 8-parter explores the pivotal moments that fueled man’s evolutionary ascension. First up: Fire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt arrives Friday, May 19. Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane star in the Emmy-nominated comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 5 of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue picks up on Sunday, February 19 at 10p, with Jon Taffer’s attempt to save a college bar outside Denver with a debt-ridden owner who scares away customers while drinking on the job.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Start your ovens! Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship returns Sunday, March 12 at 9p. After 7 episodes, one chef will take home the grand prize of $50,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Myx TV renewed reality dating show Mom vs. Matchmaker for season 2, bowing Tuesday, March 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Friday night family-friendly game show Dale Replay (Hit Replay) premieres February 17 at 8p. Two teams – consisting of a celebrity captain and a TV super fan  will be challenged on their pop culture knowledge.
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Next week is “Celebrity Charity Week” on CBS game show The Price Is Right. Playing for their favorite causes starting Monday, February 20 will be Jack Black, Wilmer Valderrama, Jane Lynch, Julie Bowen and Chris O’Donnell.
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A 50th anniversary screening of In the Heat of the Night will open the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6. Producer Walter Mirisch and Director Norman Jewison along with actress Lee Grant and composer Quincy Jones – will be on hand to discuss the landmark film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Revolt is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a block of programming that begins with Love, Revolt 2017 at 9p, featuring music videos from celebrity couples, followed at 9:30p by Revolt Sessions Presents: Jhene Aiko Valentine’s Day Special and the premiere at 10p of The Casey Crew.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sarah Silverman will have a stand-up special on Netflix, slated to premiere Tuesday, May 30. JASH will produce alongside Thruline’s Amy Zvi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nestor Serrano (The Last Ship) has boarded CBS drama pilot Mission Control, focused on NASA astronauts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access’ upcoming Star Trek: Discovery has cast Terry Serpico (Army Wives), Maulik Pancholy (Weeds) and Sam Vartholomeos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice) has been cast in FX drama pilot Mayans MC (wt), a spin-off of Sons of Anarchy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Opposite the return of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast on CBS delivered 26.05 million viewers, the largest audience since 2014 (up +4% from last year), and up +1% among A18-49, to 7.8. Versus the last Sunday telecast, the Grammys were up in viewers but 8 percent lower in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Live from the Red Carpet Grammys special delivered 1.7 million total viewers and 792,000 A18-49, up +22% and +12% versus last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s This Is Us had its biggest Live+3 growth spurt yet, jumping by over 5 million viewers, to 14.6 million for the February 7 telecast. Among A18-49, the show grew a second-biggest 77 percent, for a 4.52 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s Legion premiered to 3.27 million total viewers and 1.8 million among A18-49 in Live+3 numbers. Including two encore telecasts the total audience for the night was 4.37 million viewers and 2.39 million A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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