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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/14/17)
FOOD NETWORK: The Zimmerman List (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: Better Things (Premiere) at 10pm
VICE: The Pizza Show (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Bong Appetit (Premiere) at 10:30pm
FOX: Beat Shazam (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Love Connection (Finale) at 9pm

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish yesterday didn’t confirm reports that Viacom is on the verge of a soft launch of a $20/month sports-free bundle, but he didn’t deny them either. “We are highly confident that a product will exist at this price point in this calendar year,” Bakish said at the Goldman Sachs Annual Communacopia Conference. The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday had reported Viacom was working with A+E, AMC Networks, Discovery and Scripps Networks Interactive on a service to be called “Philo” to be offered via cable and satellite distributors. “Very quickly you get to a point where all distributors offer all price points,” he said yesterday. “You don’t want to churn consumers. You want to upsell and downsell them.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, the star-saturated, multiplatform telethon to raise money for those in need after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, drew more than 15.7 million viewers on broadcast television Tuesday night, according to fast-affiliate stats. NBC grabbed the largest audience, about 6.1 million, CBS logged 4.1 million, ABC drew 4 million viewers and Fox attracted 1.6 million. More than $44 million was raised by talent that included on-air appearances from Beyonce, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Kidman, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sour Mash, a half-hour family workplace comedy, is in development at NBC. From Blacklist writers Michael Gagerman and Andrew Waller (Search Party), Vertigo Entertainment, producer of feature film It, and Warner Bros. TV, the series is about a Latina chemist from Brooklyn with a passion for making bourbon who becomes the master distiller at a failing family-owned distillery in Kentucky.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz gave the green light to its development project Vida (formerly Pour Vida). Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away With Murder) will serve as showrunner with Alonso Ruizpalacios (Gueros, Verde) directing the first episode of the series, which focuses on two estranged Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of LA who are brought back together. Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!, The Carmichael Show) and Melissa Barrera (Club de Cuervos, La Mujer de Judas) are set to star. Big Beach TV will produce the series with exec producers Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf and Robin Schwartz. Lionsgate will retain all domestic and international multiplatform rights, including broadcast, home entertainment and digital for the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is getting its game back on. The network will kick off new seasons of The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal on Monday, September 18. Price, the top-rated daytime program in network TV and the longest-running game show on television, celebrates Drew Carey’s 10th anniversary this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cooking Channel dishes out a new season of Choccywoccydoodah on Friday, October 6 at 11p. Then, Southern food expert Damaris Phillips teams with NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood to talk Southern food and culture on the new series Southern and Hungry, premiering Monday, October 9 at 10p. MasterChef Canada is back with a new season Tuesday, October 10 at 8p, and Man’s Greatest Food is back Wednesday, October 11 at 8p. Food: Fact or Fiction? returns Sunday, October 22 at 10p, as does Carnival Eats on Thursday, October 26 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Uncanny timing for the debut of Smithsonian Channel’s new series Make It Out Alive in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The show takes viewers behind some of the world’s greatest disasters and reveals the stories of those that faced split-second decisions that made the difference between life and death. Series, which debuts Sunday, October 15 at 9p and covers events including the eruption of Mount St. Helens, will be preceded by a sneak peek on Saturday, October 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Science Channel series Strange Evidence investigates mysteries caught on surveillance cameras and uncovers the science behind some bizarre recorded occurrences. Debuting Tuesday, October 17 at 10p, series features analysis of footage that seems to defy explanation, including levitating cars on a freeway, a statue that appears to move on its own and a spontaneous burst of flames.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dave Chappelle, James Corden, Viola Davis and Seth MacFarlane are among the latest round of presenters announced for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert on Sunday, September 17 at 8p. Additionally, Christopher Jackson is onboard to perform an In Memoriam tribute at the event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reba McEntire will debut as host for the eighth annual CMA Country Christmas event from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Monday, November 27 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), RJ Cyler (I’m Dying Up Here), Jessica Sula (Recovery Road), Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why) and Giullian Yao Gioiello (Julie’s Greenroom) joined the season 3 cast of MTV’s Scream, which heads into production Monday in Atlanta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bonnie Hunt (Life With Bonnie) will co-star opposite Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano in Showtime limited series Escape At Dannemora, based on the true story of a 2015 prison break in upstate New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV is partnering with Reddit to launch an interactive viewing experience for The Chris Gethard Show on Thursday, September 14 at 11p. The episode features guest John Oliver (Last Week Tonight). Fans will be able to livestream the full episode on Reddit as a one-night event, interact in real time with other fans within the Reddit platform and submit questions and comments to Gethard, Oliver and the cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Groundhog Day is closing on Sunday September 17, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/groundhog-day/

Bandstand is closing on Sunday September 17, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bandstand/

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