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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 10/17/17)
AUDIENCE NETWORK: Hit The Road (Premiere) at 10pm
AUDIENCE NETWORK: Loudermilk (Premiere) at 10:30pm
BET: Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’Oir: The Mane Event (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Dead Silent (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE: What on Earth? (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Strange Evidence (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Weediquette (Premiere) at 10:30pm

Over $35 million has been pledged for disaster relief from the October 14 One Voice: Somos Live! telecast. The concert, featuring a slew of celebs including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Alex Rodriguez, Maroon 5 and Chris Martin, to name a few, aired on dozens of networks, including Univision, Telemundo, NBC, Viacom channels, Azteca America and UniMas. Donations can still be made online at somosonevoice.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Weinstein Company, battered as allegations of sexual assault and harassment mount against ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, reached a deal with Colony Capital for “an immediate capital infusion.” Colony founder and executive chairman Thomas J. Barrack said his company will help return TWC to “its rightful iconic position in the independent film and television industry.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

But not with Harvey. The board of directors of the Producers Guild of America voted unanimously to start expulsion proceedings against the disgraced Weinstein, and created an anti-sexual harassment task force to propose solutions to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. “This is a systemic and pervasive problem requiring immediate industry-wide action,” said the board. Weinstein was booted from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences 2 days earlier.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Casting Society of America is hosting an open call for transgender actors on Sunday, October 22, with over 30 CSA members in New York, LA, Chicago, Portland, Toronto, Montreal and London opening their offices to union and non-union trans performers; Barcelona will conduct open call the following day. The initiative is part of the CSA’s effort for more transgender inclusion in TV and film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC axed the Today show editor who leaked that 8-minute tape of MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell swearing at his crew because of hammering he could hear in his earpiece, reports the New York Post. The leaker shared the video on September 20 “because he thought it was funny,” but “left a very clear trail,” a source told the Post, and was fired 6 days later. O’Donnell apologized after the clip aired, saying, “A better anchorman and a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic acquired exclusive U.S. cable and syndication rights to NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and will start airing the first 3 seasons on Thursday, October 26. The adventure/survival series “is incredibly complementary to our pursuit of programming and talent that support the very best of what audiences expect from National Geographic,” said Christian Drobnyk, EVP, programming strategy and acquisitions for National Geographic Channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The International Documentary Association announced its initial round of nominees for the 2017 IDA Documentary Awards, taking place Saturday, December 9 in LA. Up for Best Episodic Series are Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Chef’s Table, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, MARS, and Planet Earth II.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Somos Productions, Boomdog, Piñolywood Studios and Endemol Shine Latino are teaming to produce the first-ever scripted drama series based on the story of Latin boy band Menudo. Season one of Subete a Mi Moto -The History of Menudo focuses on the formation of the group and its dizzying rise to fame.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nancy Drew, based on the children’s detective series, is in (re)development at NBC, from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Doubt), Dan Jinks and CBS Television Studios. It’s not to be mistaken for the team’s CBS pilot of the same name last year – this project offers a new take on the source material.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A drama from Mila KunisOrchard Farm Productions is in development at ABC, written by William Harper (Grey’s Anatomy). Show centers on an unappreciated wife and mom who finds new purpose as the protegee of a sexy private investigator.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Alienist, a co-production between Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T, launches Monday, January 22 at 9p across TNT’s platforms. Period drama/psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker).
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s a family affair on 5-part Property Brothers: Drew’s Honeymoon House, launching Wednesday, November 22 at 9p. The Scott clan bands together for the massive renovation of an historic LA house, hoping to set things rigth in time for a pre-wedding bash.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere date for A&E’s Who Killed Tupac? is Tuesday, November 21 at 9p. The limited series, following an investigation 20 years after the death of the rapper/actor, falls under A&E’s recently relaunched “Biography” banner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of ID’s People Magazine Investigates premieres Monday, November 6 at 10p, with the case of the Golden Gate Killer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martial artist and actor Michael Jai White (Spawn) is set to narrate El Rey Network’s new Bushido Battleground, showcasing elite fighters from around the world in Mixed Martial Arts, submission Jiu Jitsu, full contact Kick Boxing and Muay Thai.  Series debuts Wednesday, October 18 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hounds take center stage on Hallmark Channel’s American Humane Hero Dog Awards, airing Wednesday, October 25 at 8p. Also onboard are two-legged stars including hosts James Denton and Beth Stern, as well as Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Alison Sweeney, Courtney Thorne-Smith and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Audrey Tatou stars as a crazed art student in love with a married man in He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not, a 2002 thriller airing on TV5Monde USA Tuesday, October 19 at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History is marking Veterans Day with its second annual marathon of original docuseries, The Warfighters. Over 90 veterans participated in the production, premiering with four back-to-back new episodes on Saturday, November 11 beginning at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime special Michel’le Still Standing airs Sunday, October 22 at 10p, following a re-airing of last year’s movie, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adding 850,000 new U.S. subscribers, Netflix reached 52.77 million in 3Q17. International growth was even better, up 4.45 million for a total of 56.48 million. Not surprisingly, stock hit a record high, up 1.6% to hit $202.59.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Liv Tyler (The Leftovers) has joined the season 2 cast of Hulu’s Harlots as a series regular….Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac will lead a late night HBO comedic docu-series exec produced by John Oliver, slated to premiere in spring 2018….Owen Teague is the third It alum to join Hulu pilot Locke & Key, directed by the horror film’s Andy Muschetti. The film’s Jackson Robert Scott and Megan Charpentier are already onboard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS had its most-watched National League Championship Series game 2 ever on Sunday. With 6.8 million viewers, the Cubs/Dodgers match-up was up 162% versus the last game 2 that aired on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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