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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/7/17)
HGTV: House Hunters International (Premiere) at 10:30pm
RFD: Larry’s Country Diner (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Battle of The Network Stars (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: The Gong Show (Finale) at 10pm
VICELAND: Nuts & Bolts (Finale) at 10:30pm

CBS Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley landed Hillary Clinton’s first TV interview since her run for the White House and release of her aptly-titled book, What Happened. The former Secretary of State will discuss her ill-fated presidential campaign, her thoughts on President Donald Trump, Russian hacking, former FBI Director James Comey’s effect on the race and her life since Election Day 2016. And, of course, the book. Interview airs Sunday, September 10 at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Organizers of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, slated to air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CMT on September 12, announced that the fundraiser will now extend to those affected by Hurricane Irma, as that storm crashed into the Caribbean.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dancing With the Stars unveiled its 25th season cast on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. Waltzing and cha-chaing this time around are Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey, Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, former NFL star Terrell Owens, Debbie Gibson, wrestler and reality star Nikki Bella, former NBA star Derek Fisher, Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!), Property BrothersDrew Scott, violinist Lindsey Stirling and former Paralympian and ESPN personality Victoria Arlen. Competition starts Monday, September 18 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Let the slate of presenters for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards begin. Scheduled so far to hand out trophies are Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alec Baldwin, Oprah Winfrey, Riz Ahmed, Anthony Anderson, Allison Janney, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, Edie Falco, Anna Faris, Rashida Jones, Debra Messing, Lea Michele, Shemar Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Parsons and Adam Scott. Show airs live on Sunday, September 17 at 8p on CBS, with Stephen Colbert manning the mic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tribeca TV Festival added the series premiere of OWN’s Released to its lineup. In addition, it will feature a special conversation with Trevor Noah and the writers of The Daily Show. The festival takes place from September 22-24 in NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachel Ramos, Vice President, Punch TV, announced that the network is seeking new television shows and movies for broadcasting, licensing and syndication. The network is opening its doors to interested producers on September 27.
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The CW is developing Illegal, a dramedy about the undocumented family of a teenager brought over to the U.S. as a child. It’s one of two projects Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) has sold as a producer under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios for her I Can & I Will Productions. The other, medical drama Have Mercy, is based on German format Dr. Illegal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two more seasons. Seasons 17 and 18 will air in 2019 and 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new series loosely based on the life of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos is being developed, reports Deadline. The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and entertainment lawyer Kenny Meiselas have obtained the rights to produce the project. Geragos, Kwatinetz and Meiselas all worked together on ABC drama Notorious.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is moving forward with a television adaptation of L.A. Confidential. The project, based on James Ellroy’s novel of the same name, follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress who intersect during an investigation to find a serial killer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel premieres Objectified, hosted by TMZ’s Harvey Levin, on Sunday, September 17 at 8p. The season debut features Judge Judy Sheindlin sharing prized possessions from her Greenwich, Connecticut, home.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The final season of Discovery’s Edge of Alaska bows Sunday, October 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Talk debuts its eighth season on Monday, September 11 at 2p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Doctors returns for its tenth season on Tuesday, September 12. Check local listings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC takes viewers inside the personal lives of three families across the country in Behind Closed Doors: The American Family. Series premieres Monday, September 18 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MeTV honors Carol Burnett’s legacy and the 50th (!!!!!!) anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show with a weeklong tribute event beginning Monday, September 11 at 11p through Friday, September 15. Each night the network will air an episode featuring an iconic character or skit from the variety series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC presents Truth and Lies: The Murder of Laci Peterson on Thursday, September 14 at 9p. The documentary airs as the husband convicted of the crime, Scott Peterson, who’s spent 12 years on death row, and his legal team await answers to an appeal and a legal petition alleging he was denied a fair trial.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PGA Tour 2017 airs Sunday, September 10 at 2:30p on NBC. The 30-minute special recounts the PGA Tour season and the drama of the FedExCup Playoffs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN celebrates law enforcement with a cable exclusive Blue Bloods season 7 marathon. Binge-a-thon begins airing Monday, September 11 at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gary Owen returns with his third Showtime comedy special, Gary Owen: I Got My Associates, on Friday, September 8 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! is back as the official multi-platform media partner of New York Fashion Week: The Shows, beginning today. Coverage airs on Daily Pop at 12p and E! News at 7p and 12p. Also coming up: E! News Look Book, reflecting on the Kardashian and Jenner sisters, starting Sunday, September 10 at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keltie Knight was named a correspondent on CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight. She comes to the show from The Insider, which ends its 13-season run this week. In addition, Senior Producer Erin Jonson was promoted to co-executive Producer of the entertainment magazine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antonio Banderas is set to star as Pablo Picasso in Season 2 of National Geographic anthology series Genius. This segment of the anthology series, launching in 2018,  chronicles the Spanish painter’s life and work.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mekia Cox (Secrets and Lies) was upped to series regular on ABC’s Once Upon A Time Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) nabbed a recurring role on the sophomore season of Fox’s StarTim Reid (Sister, Sister) and Alkoya Brunson (The Originals) will recur in CBS/ WBTV comedy, Me, Myself & I.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network unveils a fourth Powerpuff girl in The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four, premiering Sunday, September 17 at 5:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roku is launching The Roku Channel, an ad-supported service for its users that will be phased in during the coming weeks. It will feature older movies from studios including Lionsgate, MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Brothers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dr. Phil (2.9, up 26% from last year) hit a nine-week high, trouncing talk shows for the 51st straight week. Live with Kelly & Ryan (1.9, down 5%) nabbed second place despite airing repackaged shows all week. Steve, the new version of Steve Harvey’s successful talker, rose 50% in the W25-54 money demo (0.6/4 metered market first-day average) in its September 5 debut. Harry Connick Jr.’s Harry (0.9) grew 13%, noting its strongest Nielsens in six weeks, despite being in reruns.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentarian Jeffrey Tuchman, whose Bill Clinton film The Man From Hope was shown at the 1992 Democratic Convention, died on September 2 of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical center in Los Angeles. He was 62.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

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