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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/21/17)
FOX: Gotham (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: American Beauty Star (Premiere) at 8pm
BRAVO: Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Zoo (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men: Fully Loaded (Finale) at 8pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Finale) at 9pm

Sean Penn has joined the cast of Beau Willimon’s upcoming Hulu drama series The First, following the first human mission to Mars. Speaking of firsts, it’s the Academy Award winner’s first regular series role into TV. (Penn’s ex-wife, Robin Wright, stars in WIllimon-created House of Cards.) The First is slated to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix yanked episode 35 of animated kids’ show Maya the Bee after a viewer (and mom) noticed a crude drawing in the background which, judging from her screen shot, was very clearly a penis. The viewer posted a video of the drawing on Facebook.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? is coming to Up on Sunday, October 1 at 7p, before settling into its regular time slot of Sundays from 8p-1a and weeknights at 11p. Acquired episodes of the improv game show include 185 hosted by Drew Carey, and 76 hosted by Aisha Tyler.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OUTtv acquired seasons 1-3 of Mom vs Matchmaker. Seasons 1 and 2 have been airing in the U.S. on MyxTV, with the third round set to debut in 2018. The reality show has also been sold to Australia (E!), Middle East (Fox), North Africa (Fox), and Discovery Latin America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ghost Whisperer, which ran on CBS from 2005-2010, is back – this time on getTV. Back-to-back episodes of the supernatural series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt will air weekdays at 1p and 2p, starting Monday September 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS gave a 13-episode series production commitment to a new scripted drama from Dick Wolf. F.B.I. (wt), a co-production of Universal Television and CBS Television Studios, will focus on the inner workings of the New York office of  the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Wolf, Craig Turk (The Good Wife), Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski will serve as executive producers, while Turk will serve as showrunner and is writing the pilot episode. Uber-producer Wolf has his  hands full, with 5 dramas on NBC, as well as nonfiction Cold Justice and Criminal Confessions on Oxygen and Nightwatch on A&E.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS also gave a pilot production commitment to I Mom So Hard, a comedy from Michelle Nader (2 Broke Girls) and Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), based on the web series. Warner Bros. Television is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A spin-off of Riverdale is in development at The CW. Based on the Archie Comics character, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina would offer a decidedly darker take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch than Melissa Joan Hart’s sunny portrayal in that 1996-2003 series, which  migrated from ABC to The WB during its run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A fifth Game of Thrones prequel is being written by Thrones co-exec producer Bryan Cogman, reports EW. Cogman worked closely with author George R.R. Martin to develop the project. None of the prequels in development are done deals, and none would air until the end of GoT’s final season in late 2018 or 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An untitled comedy from Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) and Amy Poehler scored a straight to series order from Netflix. Comedy centers on a woman (Lyonne) on her way to a party in NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s Queen Sugar is getting the royal treatment with a 2-night season premiere Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4 at 10p. The series’ regular timeslot is Wednesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of DYI home renovation show Texas Flip N Move launches Friday, October 6 at 9p. During the season, new flipping teams go Texas big to transform houses.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Families from Long Island, Rockland, Connecticut and New Jersey will join home improvement guru George Oliphant in season 8 of George to the Rescue. Series premieres on NBC stations on Saturday, September 23 (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nonfiction limited series The Eleven, following investigators as they re-examine the murders of eleven teenagers after discovering a confession letter, launches with back-to-back episodes Thursday, October 19 at 9p on A&E. New episodes will continue in the 10p timeslot the following week and for the remainder of the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) will help unwrap some of the mysteries behind what we eat in a new season of Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction?, premiering Sunday, October 22 at 10p. “Three years ago, my only questions about food were ‘What time’s dinner?’ and ‘Who ate all the leftover chili?'” said Michael McKean. “Now I’m able to expound upon some tantalizing mysteries and myths regarding what we eat, where it came from, why it’s good for us, and most importantly, when dinner is. Still no word on who polished off the chili.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Heroes Channel special Unabomber: 20 Years of Terror premieres Sunday, September 24 at 10p, examining the 18-year, dogged pursuit of killer Theodore John Kaczynski.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katherine McPhee (Scorpion) plays The Lost Wife of Robert Durst in the Lifetime movie about the real estate tycoon’s missing spouse, debuting Saturday, November 4 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC is hosting its first Give a Little Awards, an extension of its “Give a Little TLC” campaign dedicated to empowering viewers to make a difference by giving time, support and compassion to others. The awards ceremony, in partnership with Redbook Magazine and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, takes place September 27 in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) will guest in an episode of animated short series Explosion Jones. The show, from El Rey Network Studios, is available on go90.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of Aspire web series The Graduates, The Graduates ATL, will premiere inside the net’s coverage of HBCU football games, starting Saturday, September 30 during halftime of the Miles College versus Albany State game at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sam Waterston, who spent 16 seasons on NBC’s Law & Order, will reprise his role as Jack McCoy in a guest spot on Law & Order: SVU later this season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nora Arnezeder (Mozart in the Jungle), Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Tomiwa Edun (Bates Motel) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) have been cast in upcoming Crackle thriller In the Cloud….Bryant Tardy (Logan) landed a series regular role in TNT drama pilot Deadlier Than the Male (wt)….Alex Meneses (Telenovela) will recur on season 4 of the CW’s Jane the Virgin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is premiering new comedy Ghosted on Twitter, with the first episode streaming nightly at 9p, tonight through September 24, followed by a Twitter Q&A with cast members. Linear premiere is October 1. A pre-show for Fox’s Empire will also stream on Twitter, on Wednesdays at 7:30p ahead of the drama’s new 8p time slot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time, all 194 of the1998-2006 episodes of Will & Grace are available to stream and on demand, on the NBC app, Hulu and via satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers. “To be able to bring such an iconic show into the streaming universe for the first time ever is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said Joel Stillerman, Chief Content Officer, Hulu. “This landmark deal will allow fans to re-watch their favorite moments ahead of the series premiere, as well as bring Will & Grace and its cast of characters to a whole new audience.” When the revived W&G begins its 16-episode run on Thursday, September 28, new episodes will also be available to stream. Comcast, which owns NBC, is a co-owner of Hulu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central has launched a global podcast network. The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast kicked things off yesterday, available on digital platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher. Among shows to come are The Daily Show, the Comedy Central Roast franchise and CC: Stand-up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s America’s Got Talent delivered 14.3 million viewers and a 3.0/12 rating among A18-49, the NBC show’s most-watched telecast in 6 years and highest-rated in 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During the week of September 4, syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan kicked off the new season with a new 14-week high in Households and 16-week high in W25-54. In addition, Live drew its largest overall audience in 18 weeks, since the debut week of Ryan Seacrest as co-host. Dr. Phil, still in repeats, remained the top talker and rose 11% from last year, while Ellen DeGeneres rose 40% over the prior week’s reruns to hit 2.1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
A Doll’s House, Part 2 is closing on Sunday September 24, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/dolls-house-part-2/

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