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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 4/25/17)
CBS: 48 Hours: NCIS (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Backyard Goldmine (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Motives & Murders: Cracking The Case (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Love Kills (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO.: Genius (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Great News (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Stranded with a Million Dollars (Finale) at 10pm
SYFY: Face Off (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: Cosplay Melee (Finale) at 10pm
TBS: The Detour (Finale) at 10:30pm
TLC: My Big Fat Fabulous Life (Finale) at 8pm
WGNA: Outsiders (Finale) at 9pm

In his first public appearance since leaving the White House, Barack Obama noted the dangers of a fractured media landscape. Speaking at the University of Chicago, the former president warned that between social media and cable news – which has liberals tuned to MSNBC and conservatives fixated on Fox News – “we now have a situation where everybody is listening to people who already agrees with them, and are further and further reinforcing their own realities to the neglect of a common reality that allows us to have a healthy debate and then try to find common ground.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reports have NBC debuting a Sunday newsmagazine with Fox News transplant Megan Kelly in June. Kelly, who will also eventually have a morning show hour per her agreement with the net, was released from her FNC contract earlier this month.
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Norman Lear will host a weekly podcast, All of the Above with Norman Lear, on PodcastOne starting May 1. Scheduled guests include Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerrod Carmichael and America Ferrera.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cause of death for Happy Days alum Erin Moran, who was found unresponsive on April 22, was complications of Stage 4 cancer, according to the Harrison, Indiana Sheriff’s Dept. and Coroner’s Office. Moran was 56.
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HBO grabbed the most wins in the 24th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards, honoring programming that reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the viewing audience. Nat Geo’s Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson tied with HBO’s Lemonade in the Talk/Variety category, while ABC’s Secrets and Lies shared top Drama series honors with BET’s Being Mary Jane. History’s Roots: A New Vision won in the Documentary category. For a full list of winners, go here.
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Hit the Road, starring Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), landed a straight-to-series order from AT&T Audience Network. Comedy focuses on a dysfunctional family of would-be rock stars. Alexander will also exec produce.
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Broadcast­­ rights to bestselling novel My Name Is Leon were acquired by UK’s Douglas Road Productions. Set in 1980s Britain, My Name is Leon tells the uplifting story of nine year-old Leon discovering a new family where he least expects it.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions and Lemuel Plummer of L. Plummer Media are bringing limited series Two Sides of the Truth, focused on four cases that have been watershed moments for law enforcement and the Black community, to TV One. Davis also narrates.
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M Global Television is developing The Black Company, based on Glen Cook’s fantasy series, along with Eliza Dushku’s Boston Diva Productions and David Goyer’s Phantom Four. Series follows the exploits of an elite mercenary forced to re-examine their loyalties; Dushku will star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Way I Am, created by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson (Grey’s Anatomy) and Liz Tigelaar (Casual), is in development at Hulu. Michaelson is set to star as a character based loosely on herself.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new syndicated daytime talk show starring Steve Harvey has a launch date (September 5) and an executive producer (Shane Farley). Steve, cleared on over 95% of the country, will air on NBC Owned Television Stations as well as station groups across the country.
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Cord Cutters (viewers who have eliminated standard TV subscriptions) and Cord Nevers (who have never paid for a standard TV connection) have very different viewing preferences, according to GfK’s new Cord Evolution study. Four of the top 10 streaming shows among Cord Nevers don’t appear on the list of favorites among their Cutting cousins, and while 3 of Nevers’ favorite shows are found on Amazon and Hulu, all 10 of Cutters’ are on Netflix. One thing the groups do have in common: their #1 show is Orange Is the New Black. Data also shows that 60% of Cord Nevers are “very satisfied” with their current TV access situation, compared to 50% of Cord Cutters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Camryn Manheim (The Practice), Eric Lange (Narcos), Annika Marks (The Fosters), Stephen Culp (Bosch) and Sarah Minnich (Better Call Saul) have been added to the cast of Paramount Network 6-parter Waco, premiering in January 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maurice Compte (Narcos) has joined the cast of FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff, Mayans MC, set on the California/Mexico border.
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NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises donated $20,000 to support the founding of SLAM Miami (Sports Leadership and Management) Chart School, for its first music program. Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbill, is a SLAM Miami founder. The donation was made possible through community platform El Poder en Ti.
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The season 3 premiere of FX’s Fargo delivered 3 million total viewers in Live+3 viewing, an +8% gain over the premiere of the second installment (2.78 million) and +9% over the sophomore season average (3 million vs. 2.76 million).
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Sunday’s two-hour simulcast premiere of El Chapo across Univision and UniMas averaged 2.3 million Total Viewers, 1.1 million A18-49 and 508,000 A18-34 and made Univision the No. 2 broadcast network in the time period.
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UP TV announced today its fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in W18-49 (+9%), W25-54 (+8%), P18-49 (+17%), and P25-54 (+13%) in 1Q17, The net also continued to down age, by 3 years since 1Q16 to a median age of 48.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer Chris Bearde died April 24. He was 80. In addition to creating The Gong Show and The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, Bearde won an Emmy for his work on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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