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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/13/17)
COMEDY CENTRAL: South Park (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: Broad City (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TRU TV: Comedy Knockout (Premiere) at 11pm and 11:30pm
BRAVO: Odd Mom Out (Finale) at 9:30pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: LA (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Marlon (Finale) at 9:30pm
TV LAND: Younger (Finale) at 10pm
VH1: Signed (Finale) at 9pm
WORLD: Frontline (Finale) at 8:30pm

John Oliver will have at least three more 30-episode seasons to unleash his exasperation during late night – HBO renewed buzzy Emmy winner Last Week Tonight With John Oliver through 2020. Thanking his staff, Oliver said, “We’re incredibly proud of all of you, and rather than tell that to your face, we’d like to do it in the cold, dispassionate form of a press release.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s The Walking Dead and upcoming drama Lodge 49 were among the shows hitting pause on production as Irma slammed Georgia. Fox’s Star, The Resident and Marvel’s Gifted, CBS’s MacGyver and Valor, CW’s Dynasty and The Originals and BET’s The Quad also shut down temporarily.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is developing a medical drama from Safehouse Pictures, Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife, Lisa Oz, Sony Pictures Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. The untitled project is based on the book, Miracles We Have Seen: America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History ordered a 20-episode season 6 of Vikings, ahead of the season 5 launch on Wednesday, November 29 at 9p. Series regular Katheryn Winnick will direct one episode. Production is slated to begin this fall in Ireland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also stepping on the renewal gas is AMC, hitching a third season with Ride with Norman Reedus ahead of the series’ season 2 launch on Sunday, November 5 at 11p. Ride follows The Walking Dead star Reedus on biker adventures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

If you want to know who to credit (or blame) for Sunday’s Emmys show, CBS released the production team. White Cherry founders Glenn Weiss (executive producer/director) and Ricky Kirshner (executive producer) will be joined by Steve Bass, Dave Boone, Bob Dickinson, Sarah Levine Hall, Danette Herman, Rickey Minor and Rob Paine to produce the telecast. Chris Licht, executive producer of The Late Show, is a producer. And of course, all eyes will be on the host, Late Show’s Stephen Colbert, on Sunday, September 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Medical drama The Family Gene has been put in development at Fox. Inspired by nonfiction book The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance Into a Hopeful Future, the project comes from Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak’s That’s Wonderful Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central is developing Weird Uncles, following a U of Texas college student who moves in with her 2 uncles to qualify for in-state tuition. Series is co-written by Brian Jarvis, Jim Freeman and stars Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Those Real Housewives really are full of drama. ABC is developing a family drama, Glass Houses, based on the life of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, from Leonard Dick (The Good Wife), Working Title, Universal Television and NBCUniversal International Studios. Another show based on Richards’ life, American Woman, stars Alicia Silverstone and will air on Paramount Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

You’ll have to stay up a little later to catch the premieres of Hit the Road and Loudermilk on AT&T Audience Network. The comedies, launching Tuesday, October 17, move back 2 hours to 10p and 10:30p, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new season of Lifetime’s Dance Moms, featuring rotating choreographers as original star Abby Lee Miller serves time in the slammer for bankruptcy fraud, premieres Tuesday, October 17 at 9p. Special Abby’s Last Dance airs Tuesday, November 7 at 10p, following Chloe & Christi’s Encore at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming up on Lifetime is a new season of Little Women: Dallas, bowing Wednesday, October 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chef Jordan Andino takes a road trip to find the tastiest dishes after dark in Late Nite Eats. Cooking Channel starts serving up the series Thursday, September 28 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-part Travel Channel special Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials follows adventurer Josh Gates on a 50,000 mile quest for evidence of life beyond earth, starting Wednesday, October 4 at 9p. After-show specials Expedition Unknown: After the Hunt follows at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on the way from Travel Channel is new series Xtreme Screams, launching Sunday, October 8 at 9p and 9:30p promising ear-piercing shrieks from heart-pumping adventures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS Kids dives into a week of new episodes of Splash and Bubbles starting Monday, September 25. Animated children’s show exploring life under the sea is available on PBS stations (check local listings) and the PBS Kids channel and live stream.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The glitz and glam of New York’s drag community is explored in Fusion TV docu-series Shade: Queens of NYC, debuting Thursday, October 5 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen’s The Disappearance of Maura Murray, originally scheduled to make its debut on September 30, will arrive one week early. True crime drama premieres Saturday, September 23 at 8:30p, airing next on September 30 at 7p and 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bruno Mars’ first primetime TV special, Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo, premieres on CBS Wednesday, November 29 at 10p. The Grammy winner’s show was taped at NYC’s Apollo Theater; more content will be taped over the coming weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahead of O.J. Simpson’s release from prison, A&E is airing O.J.: Guilty in Vegas on Thursday, September 21 at 9p. The 2-hour special offers new details on Simpson’s conviction for armed robbery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One original film Downsized, written by the 2016 TV One American Black Film Festival Screenplay Competition finalist Michelle McKissic, premieres Saturday, September 16 at 9p. Husband and wife Boris Kodjoe (Code Black) and Nicole Ari Parker (Almost Christmas) star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel has Halloween covered with themed special episodes in October. “Haunted Hospitality” takes over Extreme Hotels on Monday, October 2 at 9p, and “Scary Good” airs on Food Paradise on Sunday, October 8 at 8p. That’s in addition to 4-part Ghost Adventures special “Hauntings of Vicksburg” starting Saturday, October 7 at 9p and 10p, and Ghost Adventures Halloween specials on Saturday, October 28 at 9p and 10p, plus a quartet of one-hour Haunted USA specials debuting Sunday, October 8 at 10p. Vampires: Mysteries at the Museum airs Thursday, October 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS’s Beyond A Year in Space premieres Wednesday, November 15, at 9p, chronicling astronaut Scott Kelley’s return after the longest space mission – 12 months – in American history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Decades TV marks the 45th anniversary of The Bob Newhart Show with a weekend binge starting Saturday, September 16, at 1p and ending Monday, September 18at 7a. “Like all of you, I’ll be binging on The Bob Newhart Show,” said Newhart, adding, “at 88, I’m not sure I’ll be able to stay awake through all 84 episodes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Do we hear jingle bells? Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ annual holiday programming event, “The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas,” launches Friday, October 27. 12 new originals will be added to the slate of familiar faves.(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy special Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Goodnight premieres on Epix Friday, September 29 at 10p. The comedian is best-known for her role on MAD tv, where she played internet sensation Bon Qui Qui.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon ordered a docu-series that will follow the 11-time national champion University of Michigan football team over the course of the 2017 season. BTN Originals, the Montag Group and Jim Jorden Productions are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brittany Allen (Jigsaw) will recur on season 2 of USA’s Falling Water as Sabine, a role played on season 1 by Brooke Bloom, who’s out due to a scheduling conflict…Grey’s Anatomy series regular Jason George will co-star in ABC’s Grey’s midseason spin-off, following firefighters….Nate Corddry (Mom) will co-star opposite Frances O’Connor in Hulu pilot Locke & Key.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Unscripted shows saw Live+7 bumps the week of August 28. ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise grew +17% week-to-week in A18-49 ratings, to 2.1/8. NBC’s America Ninja Warrior grew 1.7/7, up +13%, and Fox’s MasterChef was up one-tenth, to 1.7/7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of FX’s American Horror Story: Cult drew 4.56 million A18-49 and 6.91 million total viewers in Live+3 viewing. Add in 2 encore telecasts and all non-linear data available, and the number of total viewers rises to 9.01 million. The premiere was more time-shifted than any previous AHS launch in both A18-49 (+75% from Live +SD to Live+3) and total viewers (+76%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2018 Miss America Competition held up pretty well on Sunday, on a night that found many viewers focused on the weather and/or football. With 5.6 million viewers and 1.2/4 among A18-49, ABC’s show retained 89% of its total viewer # from last year, and 92% in the demo, according to early numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The debut of Fox’s The Orville on Sunday averaged a strong 2.3 A18-49 rating and 7.3 million total viewers. The show aired after a Sunday afternoon football game, and was preempted in some markets due to coverage of Hurricane Irma, so adjustments are expected. NBC’s Sunday Night Football scored an 8.0 rating and 21.6 million viewers, up from last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Mark LaMura died September 11 of lung cancer. He was 68. LaMura was best known to television audiences for his role on All My Children, as brother to Susan Lucci’s Erica Kane.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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