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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/22/17)
COMEDY: The Comedy Jam (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: The Last Alaskans (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Cooks vs. Cons (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: Shots Fired (Premiere) at 8pm
MTV: Are You The One: Second Chances (Premiere) at at 9pm
CNBC: The Dead (Finale) at 10pm

Biography is returning to A+E Networks after 5 years as a re-imagined global, linear and digital non-fiction franchise, focusing on meaningful events and personalities and their impact on culture. The series will begin to roll out on A&E, History and Lifetime domestically and internationally across all platforms beginning this spring. Initial linear projects include stories on Biggie Smalls, Vladimir Putin, John Gotti, Elizabeth Smart, Mike Tyson, David Koresh and Tupac Shakur.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tomi Lahren’s show, Tomi, was reportedly yanked for at least a week from conservative net TheBlaze after right-winger Lahren said on ABC’s The View that she’s pro-choice. “I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well,” Lahren told the talk show audience on Friday’s episode. Tuesday, Lahren tweeted, “This life can be lonely. Thank you to those – on all sides of the political spectrum – for the support. Agree/disagree, it means the world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET isn’t keeping fans hanging. Being Mary Jane, which aired its midseason finale on Tuesday, will return with 10 new episodes Tuesday, July 18 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 6 of Discovery’s Yukon Men kicks off Friday, April 21 at 9p, with the guys rebuilding after a devastating fire, and fighting to preserve a way of life threatened by a new road.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime announced during its upfront that it has greenlit 3 movies. Flint, inspired by the Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” stars Cher; Watcher in the Woods, a reimagining of the 1980 cult classic, will be led by Anjelica Huston and directed by Melissa Joan Hart; and I Am Elizabeth Smart, an authorized movie told from the perspective of the 14-year-old abducted in 2002, will be exec produced and narrated by Smart herself.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the unscripted series front, Lifetime will offer This Time Next Year, based on the UK format and hosted by Cat Deeley, following the journeys of people seeking to change their lives, as well as Model Moms (wt), focused on mom of Gigi and Bella, Yolanda Hadid (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) as she puts aspiring teen models through their paces.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The net also announced airdates for 3 movies. Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland arrives Monday, May 29 at 8p; Menendez: Blood Brothers bows Saturday, June 10 at 8p, and Story of a Girl, directed by Kyra Sedgwick, premieres Friday, June 23 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees will air on CBS Sunday, April 16 at 8p. Among the music stars taking to the stage will be Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and Bee Gee Barry Gibb. Concert special will also feature an appearance by John Travolta, star of 1977’s Saturday Night Live, which memorably featured 5 Bee Gees songs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA will feature a live, one-hour broadcast of the second hour of the official Wrestlemania Kickoff Show on Sunday, April 2 at 6p, as well as air the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony special on Monday, April 3 at 11p, following Monday Night RAW. Wrestlemania 33 takes place live on Sunday, April 2 at 7p on the WWE Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Playing catch-up: Leading into the season 3 premiere of Better Call Saul on Monday, April 10 at 10p, AMC is airing back-to-back season 2 episodes from 11:30a-10p. In addition, a Breaking Bad marathon on Monday, March 27 will include episodes featuring Saul Goodman, while a marathon on Monday, April 3 will spotlight the character of Gus Fring, set to make his first appearance in the new season of Saul.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ashley Judd (Missing) has joined the season 2 cast of Epix spy drama Berlin Station as a series regular. Judd will play Berlin’s new Chief of Station, nicknamed “The Station Whisperer” for her work shoring up CIA stations. Season begins production in Berlin on March 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ricardo Chavira has joined the cast of CBS NASA drama pilot Mission Control as a series regular. Nestor Serrano was originally cast in the role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kyle Howard (My Boys) landed a lead role in CBS comedy pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices, opposite Alice Eve.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy) will star in CBS drama pilot The Get, about internet journalists pursuing stories of injustice.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Celebs lined up for Facebook Live telethon Stand For Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU, which starts streaming Friday, March 31 at 7p, include Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan and more. Original videos produced by Funny or Die will premiere during the broadcast, benefiting the American Civil Liberties Union.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s Spring Baking Championship posted a .8 rating (705,000 IMP) among P25-54 and ranked 7th within the 9p timeslot. That performance helped Food Network rank 8th across all cable networks for the night, posting an increase of +23% versus year-ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots was Tuesday’s #1 scripted cable telecast among W25-54 (2.58 rating), African American women (15.61) and total viewers (3.2 million) in Live+3 Nielsens. The season 2 premiere of the net’s Greenleaf delivered 2.6 million total viewers, a 2.45 among W25-54 and 13.04 among African American women on Wednesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS This Morning delivered its best competitive position in viewers to NBC in the morning news race in at least 29 years, and was the only broadcast morning news show to post year-to-year gains in viewers (up +7%) and the A25-54 demo (up +13%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

At the other end of the schedule, CBS’s Late Show was the most-watched show in late night for the seventh consecutive week (3.18 million viewers), up 24% over the same week last year. NBC’s Tonight Show scored a nine-week high among A18-49 and total viewers, with its biggest margin of victory in the demo since mid-January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndication’s top talker Dr. Phil (3.5) was down 3% versus the prior week, but up 17% from last year. Judge Judy dipped 1% versus last week to 6.9, while #1 game show Family Feud slipped 4%, to 6.7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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