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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/1/17)
CNBC: The Deed (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: UConn: The March To Madness (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Bringing Up Ballers (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Catfish: The TV Show (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: Hunted (Finale) at 8pm
USA: Suits (Finale) at 10pm

FX gave the green light to a second installment of Ryan Murphy’s Feud, before the first debuts. The network ordered a 10-episode second season of the anthology project, which in round two will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The first season, which debuts this Sunday (March 5) delves into the feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal and Warner Bros. are all carrying a torch. The media conglomerates are officially on board in the efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is developing music-infused drama series Cotton Club, based in Harlem in the Roaring ’20s. Project comes from former Empire co-exec producer Ayanna Floyd, who serves as showrunner; Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of NBC’s live musical franchise; Broadway director Kenny Leon; and music executive LA Reid. Sony Pictures TV is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Networks picked up five-part limited series Melrose, starring and exec-produced by Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock). David Nicholls (Far From the Madding Crowd, One Day) is writing all five episodes of the television adaptation, based on the Patrick Melrose series of decade- and globe-spanning semiautobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. Series, a co-production of Showtime and Sky Atlantic, comically skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery. Michael Jackson, who recently formed drama banner Two Cities Television, and Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball, Grey Gardens) also serve as executive producers. Melrose will be the Two Cities’ first production. Along with Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland will exec-produce for SunnyMarch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Several season premieres on tap this month at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Half-hour comedy Love Thy Neighbor returns Saturday, March 4; family drama Greenleaf returns Wednesday, March 15 at 10p; and sleek drama If Loving You Is Wrong returns on Tuesday, March 21 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Original docu-series Collision Course is set to return to Reelz on Saturday, March 18 at 9p. The series explores the stories and scenes of crashes involving celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Paul Walker, John Denver, Tracy Morgan and John F. Kennedy Jr.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Potomac returns Sunday, April 2 at 9p. Season 2 features Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan and new housewife Monique Samuels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Sports will air PGA Tour 2017: Arnold Palmer on Sunday, March 5 at 1p. The special, presented by Mastercard, chronicles Palmer’s historic career and profound impact on both the PGA Tour and the world of sports.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is getting its green on for St. Paddy’s Day, airing 34 episodes over 17 hours of Green Acres. The marathon begins at 5a Friday, March 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery (working title) will debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday, April 2 at 9p. Singer/songwriter Jewel stars in and serves as executive producer of this second installment of the mystery movie franchise based on author Kate Carlisle’s series of books. Concrete Evidence follows the owner of a restoration company who stumbles across clues hidden in the old homes where she works.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Newtown, a documentary from Independent Lens that explores the aftermath and resilience in the community devastated by trauma after the school shootings on December 14, 2012, will premiere on PBS stations on Monday, April 3 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Little Mix will take the stage at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to perform a medley of their singles Shout Out to My Ex and Touch. Little Mix joins previously announced performers Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello at the event, which airs live Saturday, March 11 at 8p on Nick.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Ridley teams up with ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions to direct and produce feature-length doc Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992, pegged to the 25th anniversary of the LA uprising that ensued after the verdict in the Rodney King case was announced. The feature-length special airs Friday, April 28 at 9p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO has set May 20 as the premiere date for The Wizard of Lies, its movie starring Robert De Niro as Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff and Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jenna Fischer (The Office) is the female lead in ABC’s comedy pilot Splitting Up Together, from Emily Kapnek, Ellen DeGeneresA Very Good Produnction and Warner Bros TV. Series follows a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting news today for two The Good Wife alums. Rita Wilson and Archie Panjabi are reuniting for an untitled Fox drama pilot written by Up in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner, directed by This Is UsJohn Requa & Glenn Ficarra and exec-produced by Scandal co-executive producer Judy Smith.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chicago Fire cast Kamal Angelo Bolden (Rosewood) for the remaining four to five episodes of the firefighter drama’s fifth season as a recurring guest star with an option to become a regular in Season 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shemar Moore, who departed CBS Criminal Minds last spring after 11 seasons, is back at the network as the star of drama pilot S.W.A.T., inspired by the 2003 Sony movie that was based on the 1975 ABC series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) has scooped up a lead in ABC’s untitled legal drama pilot from Shondaland and ABC Studios. Ben Shenkman (Royal Pains) has also been cast in the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antwon Tanner (One Tree Hill) scored a recurring role in Get Shorty, Epix‘s original series, based on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 thriller comedy novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC tapped Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) as the lead character, Black Bolt, in Marvel’s Inhumans, its new series that explores the never-before-told adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic King of the Inhumans, whose voice is so powerful a whisper can destroy a city.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emerson Brooks is extending his role on The Last Ship with the evolution next year to a permanent part on TNT’s postapocalyptic naval drama. Brooks is already slated to recur in Season 4, which debuts this summer and is based on William Brinkley’s 1988 novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antonio Jaramillo will co-star opposite JD Pardo in Mayans MC, the Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot for FX from Kurt Sutter that’s set in the aftermath of SOA’s Season 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd is celebrating a February sweeps win in total viewers and all key demographics. This is the show’s first February across-the-board sweep in three years. An average of 4.048 million total viewers tuned into MTP, the its biggest February sweep crowd in nine years, giving it an edge over CBS’ Face the Nation (3.722 million), ABC‘s This Week (3.327 million) and Fox News Sunday (1.669 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings success continued in February for Scripps Networks Interactive and its digital arm Scripps Lifestyle Studios, which garnered more than 770 million digital video views, quadrupling last year’s views. HGTV topped February as the No. 1 primetime network among W25-54 and upscale W25-54. February 2017 closed as the net’s second-highest-rated February ever with A25-54 on HGTV, ranking No. 5 among ad-supported cable and No. 1 in weekends. Food Network ended February with a 5 percent lift among A18-49 and 2 percent ratings gains among both A25-54 and W25-54. Travel Channel saw 10 percent ratings growth among M25-54 for the month; DIY Network experienced 20 percent YoY growth, making it the highest-rated and most watched February in network history among A25-54 and W25-54; and Cooking Channel delivered its highest-rated and most watched February ever among both A25-54 (+13 percent) and W25-54 (+10 percent). Great American Country’s Living Alaska concluded its highest-rated season ever, growing its timeslot 121 percent over last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central GM David Bernath is leaving the company after 12 years, effective March 15 and will be replaced by Tanya Giles, a Viacom veteran who’s being promoted to that role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shelly Sumpter Gillyard has been promoted to the new position of EVP, talent, music and events at the Nickelodeon Group. Sumpter Gillyard oversees all talent relations across live TV events, music and live-action programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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