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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/9/17)
ABC: The Story of Diana (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Wahlburgers (Premiere) at 9pm
AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL: Project Nazi: The Blueprints of Evil (Premiere) at 10pm
AT&T AUDIENCE: Mr. Mercedes (Premiere) at 8pm
POP: Swedish Dicks (Premiere) at 8pm
SUNDANCE: Transparent (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New York City (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: The Carmichael Show (Finale) at 10:30pm

So much for retirement. David Letterman is heading back to television for a new show on Netflix. The unnamed, six-episode series will feature the former late-night host conducting long-form conversation with a single guest, as well as exploring topics on his own away from the studio. “Here’s what I have learned,” said Letterman. “If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with you family first.” Show goes in in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Win some, lose some. Disney is ending its theatrical distribution deal with Netflix, starting in 2019. Instead, releases will feed a Disney-branded streaming service launching that year. Disney is also launching an ESPN-branded streaming service in early 2018. Both streamers will be powered by BAMTech’s technology; Disney agreed to pay $1.58 billion for the 42% stake owned by MLBAM.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Television Distribution acquired the massive library of Judge Judy. The agreement provides CTD with rights to over 5,200 hours of current and library programs, as well as several more seasons of future episodes of the franchise. In addition, both sides agreed to extend current production agreement for an additional season through 2020-2021, which will mark the show’s 25th season. “I am overjoyed that CBS will continue to shepherd my program and be the custodian of the library,” said Judge Judy Sheindlin. “They are the gold standard in television, and I’m fortunate to be in business with such talented people.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ITVS, documentary film funder, co-producer and distributor of public media, will be presented with the Television Academy’s 2017 Governors Award during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday, September, 9. The award honors achievement in the television arts and sciences that is exceptional and universal in nature and goes beyond the scope of annual Emmy recognition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Miss America Organization, Dick Clark Production and ABC announced that voting is open for the “America’s Choice” contestant, as America will, once again, help someone advance to the Top 15 of The 2018 Miss America Competition. Show airs Sunday, September 10 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox announced its official order for new singing competition series The Four at the network’s TCA panel on Tuesday. Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, noted that the show is nothing like American Idol, describing it instead as “Game of Thrones with better singing and less nudity.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of American Idol, Fox Chairman and CEO Dana Walden addressed the network’s decision to cancel the show, which is being revived on ABC. “It was a really tough decision to make,” she acknowledged, but said between ratings slipping and celebrity judges, the series had become “extremely expensive.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walden also revealed that 24 might get a reinvention with a real-time format, but move away from terrorism. The net and 20th Century Fox TV have had preliminary discussions with EP Howard Gordon, co-creator Joel Surnow and Brian Grazer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another possible revival: Walden told critics that Fox has had “preliminary conversations” with creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels about reviving King of the Hill. “Given what’s going on in the country, I think they have a point of view about how those characters would respond,” said Walden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jonnie Davis, President of Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox TV, called The Gifted “one of this fall’s biggest priorities for the network and our studio’s first collaboration with Marvel.” From Nix and X-Men director Bryan Singer, the series centers on a suburban couple (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) whose lives are forever changed by the discovery that their children possess mutant powers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Krause (Parenthood, Six Feet Under) will star opposite Angela Bassett in upcoming Fox drama 9-1-1 from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, slated to bow midseason. Tim Minear (Feud, American Horror Story) boards the series as EP and showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maya Rudolph will headline Fox’s newest live musical event, A Christmas Story, slated to air Monday, December 17 at 7p. Rudolph plays a mother of nine-year old protagonist Ralphie Parker in the special, which is based on the 2012 Broadway production of the same title.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox isn’t officially done with Wayward Pines. Network President, David Madden, noted that talks have occurred between series EP M. Night Shyamalan, Dana Walden and himself about a third season. “We haven’t made any kind of a decision yet, but we are talking about it,” said Madden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO renewed Ballers for a fourth season and Insecure for Season 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America picked up three international drama series: 100 Code, Shoot the Messenger and Pure.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of WAGS Miami bows Sunday, August 20 at 10p on E!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Richard Rawlings and his expert team help struggling shop owners get their businesses and lives back on track in Garage Rehab. New series bows Wednesday, August 30 at 10p on Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime announced premiere dates for its fall comedy slate. Shameless: White Famous, starring Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah, bows Sunday, October 15 at 10p, while Smilf debuts Sunday, November 5 at 10p, following the eighth season premiere of Shameless at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Centroamerica TV acquired Honduran news program Hable Como Habla, set to air weekdays with editions at 2p and 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four decades after David Berkowitz terrorized New York City, killing 6 and wounding 7, the convicted murderer speaks out about what led him to murder in Son of Sam: The Killer Speaks. CBS News special airs Friday, August 11 at 10p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Philip Winchester (Chicago Justice) nabbed a co-starring role on NBC’s Law & Order:SVU…Season 2 of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why added actors Anne Winters, Bryce Cass, Chelsea Alden, Allison Miller, Samantha Logan, Kelli O’Hara and Ben LawsonAna Ortiz (Devious Maids, Ugly Betty) joined the sixth and final season of The Mindy Project for a guest-starring arc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite a hack of HBO and the leak of an episode, last week Sunday’s Game of Thrones reached an all-time viewership high, drawing an audience of 10.2 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV and Food Network boasted weekend ratings growth Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6. HGTV jumped 20% among A25-54 on Friday, 7% on Saturday, and 37% on Sunday, led by new series House Hunters Family and House Hunters Renovation, Caribbean Life and Island Hunters. Food Network posted A25-54 increases of 8% on Friday, 38% on Saturday and 23% on Sunday, boosted by Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Food Network Star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s kick off of its annual “Summer Nights” programming event, with the airing of new original movie Love at the Shore, elevated the network to #1 in primetime Household ratings on Saturday. The movie averaged a 2.1 HH rating nd 2.2 million Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of Univision’s Jose Egipto on Monday delivered an average 2.8 million total viewers, 1.1 million A18-49 and 411,000 A18-34, while the premiere of Le Tierra Prometida averaged 2.2 million total viewers, 855,000 A18-49 and 309,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dr. Phil (2.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 4% from last week) was the only one of the top seven talk shows on the upswing the week ending July 30. Despite being in reruns, the show dominated talkers for the 47th week in a row, spiking 17% from last year to its highest rating in five weeks. Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.9, down 5%) placed second, while Ellen DeGeneres fell into a third-place tie with Maury (1.5, unchanged).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment Tonight (2.6, down 4%) climbed 4% from last year and topped magazines for the 52nd straight week. Extra (1.1, steady) scored the most year-to-year growth among mags, improving 22%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Glen Campbell, singer, songwriter and former host of CBS variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, died on August 8, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 81.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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