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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/18/17)
ANIMAL PLANET: Too Cute: OMG! (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: The Secret World of Posh Pets (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING CHANNEL: SEARious Meats (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Big Time RV (Premiere) at 9pm
EL REY: Bushido Battleground (Premiere) at 10pm
FUSION: Car vs America (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Property Brothers (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Positive Energy (Premiere) at 9pm
RFD-TV: Bluegrass & Backroads (Premiere) at 4:30pm

Amazon Studios programming head Roy Price resigned yesterday, five days after being placed on a leave of absence after allegations surfaced that he had sexually harassed a producer. COO Albert Cheng will continue as interim head of Amazon Studios. Amazon canceled an event planned in London this week to promote its new shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Monday “without warning,” Verizon pulled Univision from its FiOS and mobile platforms, said the Spanish-language network. The companies had been negotiating a new carriage agreement; Univision said Verizon’s “unprecedented” action had been taken despite an offer to extend the current contract. “In light of recent natural disasters and current events impacting the Hispanic community, we are surprised and deeply concerned that Verizon would remove us from its systems,” said Univision in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harvey Weinstein’s brother and The Weinstein Company co-founder Bob was accused of sexually harassing Amanda Segel, executive producer and showrunner on Spike TV’s The Mist. Variety reports the alleged harassment took place last year.  Responded TWC, “Bob Weinstein had dinner with Ms. Segel in LA in June 2016. He denies any claims that he behaved inappropriately.” Harvey and Bob Weinstein were exec producers of the now-canceled show for TWC-Dimension Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox music competition The Four: Battle for Stardom, slated to launch in 2018, will get promotional support from iHeartMedia’s 850 live radio stations, as well as its digital music, podcasting, live streaming, social media followers and live events. “Teaming up with iHeartMedia supercharges our proven ability to launch musical artists into the mainstream,” said Rob Wade, president, alternative entertainment and specials at the former home of American Idol.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Publishing announced the release of its first eBooks for the 2017 holidays, 3 of which are based on Hallmark movies: Journal Back to Christmas (a novelization of Hallmark Channel’s highest-rated movie last year), Christmas in Homestead (an expansion of a 2016 holiday movie) and A Heavenly Christmas (a novelization of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie).  “Novelizations of the most beloved Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movies allows us to expand the story and lean into every viewer’s yearning question, ‘What happened after the kiss?’,” said Stacey Donovan, editor, Hallmark Publishing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central issued 2 series orders with late night roots. The Other Two, from former Saturday Night Live writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider and Lorne Michaels Broadway Video, stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as an aspiring actor and Helene Yorke (Masters of Sex) as his sister. Ensemble workplace comedy South Side (wt), from former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, along with Sultan Sulhuddin, centers on a rent-to-own store in Chicago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Boring, OR, from Jack Black’s Electric Entertainment and ABC Studios, is in development at ABC. Comedy follows a police officer out to stop a small town’s serial killer – as the rest of the townspeople are determined to not let the murders affect their lives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW is developing Dead Inside, about a cop who solves crimes with the ghost of her dead brother. Drama comes from writer Katie Lovejoy, Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also in development at the CW: School for Psychics, a drama based on the upcoming book series from K.C. Archer, from CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment One has entered into a producing partnership with executive producer Vanessa Piazza (Lost Girl) through her production company Piazza Entertainment. eOne will serve as the studio and control worldwide rights for Piazza’s TV projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS ordered the pilot for a reboot of Name That Tune, reports Deadline. The updated game show comes from Ralph Rubenstein and Noah Rubenstein of Prestige Entertainment Group, owner of the rights to the title.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS also picked up Big Men, a comedy from Aline Brosh Mckenna and Rene Gube (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), focused on an Asian-American rookie pro basketball player. CBS Television Studios is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform ordered 7 episodes of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, from executive producers Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe and Jenny Daly, in partnership with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. The unscripted behind-the-scenes show, which is exactly what it sounds like and follows May’s breakout special by the same name (close to 3 million views across linear and digital), will premiere in spring 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Lifetime’s UnREAL bows Monday, February 26 at 10p, after more than a year off. On the dating reality show satire, Caitlin FitzGerald (Rectify) will have her pick of male suitors as Serena, and producers Rachel and Quinn have a problem: she’s smart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Killer Women with Piers Morgan returns to ID for season 2 on Saturday, November 4 with back-to-back episodes at 9p. First up: a wife who appears to have gunned down her husband as he was getting ready to watch the Super Bowl.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HLN continues its turn to true crime/investigations with Inside with Chris Cuomo, starting a 5-episode run on Friday, October 20 at 9p. The CNN New Day anchor will explore stories “affecting real people, in real towns and cities across America.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

More true crime: Oxygen 2-night special Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks premieres Saturday, November 11 at 7p. Investigative journalist Nancy Glass, who became a kind of confidant to Dahmer during his time behind bars, offers look at the murderer through her eyes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney XD’s Big Hero 6: The Series takes off Monday, November 20 at 8p with a one hour movie, Baymax Returns, on Disney XD and Disney Channel. After the TV movie, 2 preview episodes of the animated series will debut on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD. Series makes its official bow in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Movie Night with Karlie Kloss premieres on Freeform Thursday, December 28 at 6:30p. In the 6-part series, the supermodel/tech guru will host friends (think Serena Williams, Rachel Bilson and Lilly Singh) for evenings of movies, games and baking.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mexican actress and singer Aracely Arámbula will host the first season of MasterChef Latino, the culinary competition show slated to premiere Sundays on Telemundo in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two tribute specials honoring Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke premiere on Cozi TV Saturday, October 28 at 10p (check local listings). The hour-long specials, 10 Secret Stories: “A Tribute to Mary Tyler Moore” and 10 Secret Stories: “A Tribute to The Dick Van Dyke Show” feature commentary from Carl Reiner, creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, as well as cast members and other insiders. The shows are the latest episodes in CoziI TV’s original 10 Secrets series that look at iconic shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS announced the lineup of programming at the New York Comedy Festival’s TBS Comedy Hub. During the November 7-12 festival, TBS highlights include a fan experience for Search Party’s season 2 premiere; Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee in a no-topic-is-off-limits-this-should-be-good Q&A, and standup event TBS Presents: A Toast to the O.G.s of Comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT’s The Road Less Traveled, a romantic comedy film from singer/songwriter Lauren Alaina named after her song, makes its TV debut Friday, November 10 at 9p. Alaina stars as a songwriter struggling to balance her career and her dream of a perfect wedding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Indigenous Media and Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street are producing Five Points, an original dramatic series created and written by Adam Giaudrone (Being Mary Jane) for Facebook’s new platform for shows, Watch. Exec producers include Jon Avnet (Black Swan), Rodrigo Garcia (In Treatment), Jake Avnet (Sickhouse) and Washington with Simpson Street’s Pilar Savone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Catherine Zeta-Jones was at Cannes to promote her Lifetime original movie, Cocaine Godmother, in which she plays drug lord Griselda Blanco. And she won’t be playing it nice. The actress says she did not “homogenize her or find a sympathetic quality, because I don’t think she had one.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CW’s Supergirl held even week to week in A18-49 (0.5/2), and dropped 6% in total viewers (1.75 million) from the season premiere. In Live+3 viewing for its season opener, Supergirl saw a +50% increase in total viewers, +50% in A18-34, and +80% in A18-49 from its L+SD ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The October telecast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live averaged a 2.01 rating among A18-49 and 7 million viewers, the show’s best week 3 rating in the demo in 4 years and second-biggest overall viewership in 9 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.2, +5%) was the only talk show to gain ground the week of October 2, tying with Ellen DeGeneres (unchanged) for second in the genre. Steve Harvey moved into the top 5 with Steve (a steady 1.3). Page Six TV and Daily Mail tied for first among new shows with W25-54, with .5 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UniMás drama La Tierra Prometida grew week-to-week among Total Viewers 2+ (+19% to 901,000), A18-49 (+14% to 315,000) and A18-34 (+8% to 121,000) the week of October 9, achieving its highest-rated weekly performance to-date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In Live+7 ratings for the week of October 2, Fox’s The Gifted delivered a 2.8/10 among A18-49, TV’s highest-rated fall launch in the Monday 9p timeslot in 3 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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