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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 7/18/17)
BRAVO: A Night With My Ex (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: The Challenge XXX (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Shooter (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Born This Way (Finale) at 10pm

Alec Baldwin goes from SNL presidential impersonator to Col. Nathan Jessep in NBC’s upcoming live drama A Few Good Men. Playwright Aaron Sorkin will exec produce and adapt his own 1989 play for the broadcast. “Alec Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving at NBC, and we’re excited to have him starring in Aaron Sorkin’s towering work as we expand our live theater imprint beyond musicals,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. Jack Nicholson played Jessep in the 1992 film.
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When internet trolls complained about Jodie Whittaker being chosen as Doctor Who’s first female doctor (sample: “why a woman stupid PC world”), dictionary Merriam-Webster jumped in. “’Doctor’ has no gender in English,” tweeted the dictionary.
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ESPN is going live with the parole hearing of O.J. Simpson in a 90-minute Outside the Lines special Thursday, July 20 at 1p. Jeremy Schaap will anchor. Simpson was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008.
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Samantha Harris (Dancing With the Stars) will host Culinary Genius, a half-hour cooking competition headed for a 3-week run on select Fox stations starting August 7.  MasterChef’s Gordon Ramsay is exec producing the program, adapted from UK’s ITV version.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raphael Jackson, Jr. and Damione Macedon inked a 2-year overall deal with Starz. Jackson and Macedon will continue as co-exec producers of Power, as well as develop new projects for the premium cabler.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Filmmaker Alex Garland (Ex Machima) signed an exclusive overall deal with FX Productions to develop, write and produce TV projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment renewed their first-look deal to continue developing and producing scripted programming from the publisher’s comic book library, as well as new original material.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon has started production in Vancouver on TV movie Inside Voice. The live-action comedy is set to debut in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of RTE and Acorn drama Striking Out, focused on a Dublin-based solicitor played by Amy Huberman (The Clinic), started production yesterday. Shooting of 6 new episodes will run for 12 weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Doug Robinson (Happy Madison) is launching DRP Doug Robinson Productions, with an overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. Robinson will develop drama and comedy for broadcast, cable and streaming.
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Reelz has five new original series headed for summer and fall, including The Kitty Kelley Files (July 29 at 10p), Broke and Famous and US Weekly’s Famous Feuds (September 8), and It Happened Here and The Stalker Files on November 10. Also coming up: special Elvis Presley: Behind Closed Doors, hosted by Natalie Morales, on August 13 at 9p.
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Bravo’s Below Deck is back for season 5 on Tuesday, September 5 at 9p. Season 4 was the show’s highest rated ever, delivering 1.4 million viewers P18-49 (+27% versus the prior season), 1.6 million P25-54 (+27%) and 2.5 million total viewers (+28%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers traverse the country in new Destination America series Haunted Towns, debuting Tuesday, August 15 at 10p. Series explores places that played roles in dark chapters of American history (hello, Salem).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guy Fieri fans can get a sneak peek of the debut episode of Guy’s Family Road Trip on Sunday, August 13 at 10p. Official premiere date is Friday, August 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E limited documentary series The Murder of Laci Peterson offers interviews from those inside the infamous murder trial, including Scott Peterson from prison. First of 6 episodes debuts Tuesday, August 15 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On a different note, A&E offers viewers a chance to watch couples on dates, unedited – cringe-worthy moments and all – on Date Night Live, premiering Thursday, July 27 at 10p. Series comes from Big Fish Entertainment, the brains behind A&E cop show Live PD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 3 premiere of TLC’s Counting On is followed by the series launch of Meet the Putmans on Monday, September 11 at 9p and 10p. The Putmans might look familiar – the family was featured in a one-off special earlier this year.
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Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, wants some company. In a contest Bagans dubs “the extremely haunted version of the Willy Wonka golden ticket,” fans can post videos to Instagram or Twitter using #ZaksCastingCall to say why they should be selected to accompany him on a tour of his Haunted Museum on Las Vegas. Episode will air in October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision and Fusion Media announced the launch of #ColorofClimate, a cross-platform series focused on raising awareness about climate change and how it impacts people of color. Content will include stories and reports driven by the Project Earth and Univision Planeta edit teams, running on Univision.com as well as Univision and Fusion programming and radio stations. Additional content will be produced by The Root, Gizmodo and Fusion.
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Nat Geo WILD kicks off its SharkFest, “the no. 2 week of sharks,” on Sunday, July 23 at 8p with Shark v Predator. That’s the same time Michael Phelps races a shark during Discovery’s Shark Week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In honor of National Parent’s Day (July 23), INSP is featuring viewers’ family photos on-air all day on Friday, July 21.
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Up TV is offering a marathon of baby and kid-themed programming for Labor Day weekend, including a Bringing Up Bates baby special and special airings of the movies Look Who’s Talking and Look Who’s Talking Too. Stunt launches Saturday, September 2 with kid-themed episodes of America’s Funniest Home Videos airing from 9a-11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNet Movies is airing an “It’s Reigning Men” birthday block of films on Tuesday, August 1, celebrating leading men with birthdays next month. Party starts with Robert Redford in Brubaker, at 5p.
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The stars of CBS Access’ upcoming StarTrek: Discovery will make their first global appearance together at Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22 on a panel moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson….Outdoor Channel’s Hollywood Weapons host and firearms expert, Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff, will appear on Saturday at 5:30p as part of a panel discussion, “The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rapper Tyga (Lagan), and C.J. Wallace (Everything Must Go), son of The Notorious B.I.G., have joined the season 3 cast of MTV’s revamped Scream, returning in March 2018 with a new cast, location (Atlanta) and premise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 7 bow of Game of Thrones delivered 10.1 million viewers on Sunday, reports HBO. Counting replays and early streaming numbers, viewership hit 16.1 million, a single-day record for the show.
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Up against Game of Thrones on Sunday, CBS’s Big Brother topped broadcast with a 1.8/8 among A18-49, even with the week prior, according to early numbers. CBS’s new Candy Crush dipped to .8, versus 1.1 for its premiere, but the net still won the night in the demo with .9/4. ABC grabbed the most total viewers, with 4.82 million.
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The double episode premiere of TV One’s Unsung gave the network its #1 Sunday primetime performance among P25-54 year to date, reaching 1.4 million total viewers. Unsung: Jagged Edge grew over its strong Wyclef lead-in among P25-54 (+46% 281,000 versus 193,000) and HH (+25% 320,000 versus 256,000).
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TLC’s Outdaughtered was back for season 3 with its highest rated episode ever among all key women’s demos, including W25-54 (up +36% versus the prior season premiere, to 1.5), W18-49 (up +44% to 1.3) and W18-34 (up +33% to 1.2).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martin Landau, best known to television audiences for his role on Mission: Impossible, died July 15. He was 89. Landau won an Oscar for the role of Bela Lugosi in the movie Ed Wood.
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Sports announcer Bob Wolff died July 15. He was 96. Wolff was a member of both the baseball and basketball halls of fame. Said the Yankees organization, “Beyond his lifetime of professional accomplishments, he was a man of great grace and dignity, serving his country with honor, and proudly calling New York home.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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