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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 10/24/17)
TBS: Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild (Premiere) at 10pm
TBS: Drop The Mic (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TRU TV: At Home with Amy Sedaris (Premiere) at 10:30pm
LIFETIME: Dance Moms (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: 7 Little Johnstons (Finale) at 10pm

Showtime ordered a sixth season of Ray Donovan, and is moving the action from LA to NYC for the next run. “For our show, creatively, New York is exciting,” said showrunner David Hollander. “Fashion, media, finance, theatre, culture. It’s going to present new challenges for Ray Donovan which mean new opportunities for us as dramatists.” Season 5 finale airs Sunday, October 29 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ashley Judd, one of the actresses whose sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein led to the producer’s dizzying downfall, will be interviewed for the first time since going public. Judd’s talk with Diane Sawyer will air Thursday, October 26 across ABC News shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During her hour on NBC’s Today on Monday, Megyn Kelly took issue with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s claim, following a damaging NY Times story on his behavior toward women, that no one had ever made a complaint to HR or legal about him. “O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false,” said Kelly. “I know because I complained.” Kelly also acknowledged that Fox News “absolutely has made some reforms.”
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“She did not file a complaint. Not that I know of,” responded O’Reilly in a Monday interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show. O’Reilly also said the Times, which reported on a $35 sexual harassment settlement, “obviously hates me….The end game is ‘Let’s link Bill O’Reilly with Harvey Weinstein.’”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Savino, axed on Thursday from the Nickelodeon show he created, The Loud House, took to social media to respond to allegations of sexual harassment. “At every stage of my career, I have sought to uplift my colleagues and cultivate a culture of respect. In this objective, I have failed,” said Savino. “I should have known better, I should have acted better, and this has been a difficult but valuable lesson.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The announcement that Justin Timberlake will perform in Super Bowl LII’s halftime show on February 4 has some critics saying he didn’t do enough to defend Janet Jackson after her “Wardrobe Malfunction” during the show in 2004 (see #JusticeForJanet).
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Bebe Neuwirth is leaving CBS drama Madam Secretary, the actress announced via Twitter: “So grateful to @CBS for accepting my request to depart @MadamSecretary and writing a beautiful exit for me.” On Sunday’s show Neuwirth’s character, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State, told her boss, “I love public service, but it’s gotten so vicious.” Ya think?
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David Letterman received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Sunday night at the Kennedy Center, and viewers who tune in to the PBS broadcast at 9p November 20 are in for a comedic treat. The longest-running host of late-night television in U.S. history was feted by Sen. Al Franken, Jimmy Kimmel, Norm Macdonald, John Mulaney, Bill Murray, Amy Schumer, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, Eddie Vedder and Jimmy Walker, in bits that ranged from the silly to the sentimental, with a healthy dash of political (read, anti-Trump) quips. Asked on the red carpet guest he’d most like to have back when his new Netflix show debuts? “The current President,” Letterman said. “Now what do you think the chances of that are?” Asked to recall a salient  “dumb” moment from the show, Letterman pointed to the famed monkey cam stunt. “We would put a miniature camera on the monkey and it would come out and run wild. One night, Sandra Bernhard was a guest on the show, a very acerbic, very opinionated commentator of society and all, and she reached down to pet the monkey and the damn monkey bit her,” he said. “There had to be shots and there had to be stitches, and now that I think about it, it wasn’t that much fun.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award during the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday, April 9. The award recognizes members of the broadcast community who have made significant and lasting contributions to the industry.
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Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, is making a move into curating music content and co-producing segments for linear TV with a partnership with Unconventional Studio’s Celebrity Page. The daily half-hour celebrity-friendly TV, now in its fifths season, airs in syndication in more than 150 US TV markets and twice daily on the Reelz Channel.
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ESPN yanked Barstool Van Talk after just one episode. The decision came after ESPN host Sam Ponder posted screenshots from a post on the Barstool blog that contained misogynistic comments. “While we had approval of the content of the show, I erred in assuming we could distance our efforts from the Barstool site and its content,” said net president John Skipper. The show was based on Barstool Sports podcast Pardon My Take.
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The Big Bang Theory actor Simon Helberg will exec produce workplace comedy Need to Know, in development at CBS, via his Wildline Entertainment, with Wildline’s Jocelyn Towne, Scott Weinger (Fuller House), writer Zach Ayers (State of Affairs) and Big Bang producer Warner Bros. Television. Setting is the CIA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Get Shorty creator and showrunner Davey Holmes inked an multi-year overall deal with MGM Television to write and develop series, reports Deadline. The next project he’s developing for the studio is Fear & Loathing, based on the life of author and journalist behind the gonzo journalism movement, Hunter S. Thompson. Holmes will be the showrunner on the project, with Bob Nelson (The Confirmation) writing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A comedy from Kim Rosenstock (New Girl), Amy Poehler, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television landed a put pilot commitment from NBC. Show focuses on a newly single mother forced to turn to her family for help.
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NBC put in development a comedy from Late Night With Seth MeyersAmber Ruffin, Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels, reports Deadline. Based on Ruffin’s life, the show focuses on  a woman who returns from abroad with a Dutch boyfriend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One-hour variety show Eric Idle’s The Entire Universe premieres Friday, December 22 at 9p on PBS (check local listings). Special about the origins of the cosmos, but funny, was written by the Monty Python star.
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Acorn TV will air the final two TV movies in British detective series George Gently beginning Wednesday, November 1, less than two days after the series finale broadcasts on BBC One.
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Among the guests dropping into Conan the week of November 6, when the show airs from NYC’s Apollo Theater, are Stephen Colbert, Keegan-Michael Key and the cast of Daddy’s Home 2 ( Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow and Linda Cardellinni.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Clarkson is getting a head start on her duties as coach for the upcoming 14th season of NBC’s The Voice. The first American Idol champ serves as key advisor for The Voice’s current season 13 starting Monday, October 30 at 8p. Clarkson’s new album, “Meaning of Life,” drops Friday, October 27.
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getTV debuts its first original music variety special on Thursday, December 7 at 8p. A Nashville Christmas features country artists Wynonna, Emmylou Harris, Lorrie Morgan and more, and is part of getTV’s third annual “Most Wonderful Month of the Year” campaign.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a second season. “In just six episodes, Star Trek: Discovery has driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim and huge global fan interest,” noted Marc CeBevoise, president and COO, CBS Interactive. The series launch broke the service’s record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month.
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Amazon will debut 3 comedy pilots on Friday, November 10: Sea Oak, starring Glenn Close; Love You More, about a woman working as a counselor for young people with Down Syndrome, and The Climb, following an office assistant seeking internet fame. A series order will be based on viewer response.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios is developing a new digital original series with CBC KidsJudge Jodhi, aimed at kids 6-9, follows the adventures of a 12-year-old who set ups a mock court in her backyard and hears neighborhood cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is giving viewers a chance to sample upcoming comedy SMILF, with the premiere free now on YouTube, Facebook and SHO.com. The comedy focused on a 20-something single mom has its linear debut on Sunday, November 5 at 10p.
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Netflix is premiering a 48-minute Beat Bugs special on November 12. Animated Beat Bugs: All Together Now will feature a cover of “Here Comes the Sun” by Yusef/Cat Stevens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Social Fabric, a series exploring streetwear as an artistic expression, debuts on Fuse Thursday, November 7 at midnight. “Not only is fashion one of the biggest driving factors for millennial culture, it’s directly influenced by musicians and artists that represent the Fuse Media brand,” said J-T Ladt, chief content officer for Fuse Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bradley Walsh (The Chase), Tosin Cole (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Mandip Gill (Hollyoaks) have been cast in season 13 of the BBC’s Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker. Series returns in fall 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Sunday Night Football game between the Patriots and the Falcons rose to a 5.6 rating among A18-49, up 12% versus the week prior.
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Without a football lead-in, Fox’s annual “Treehouse of Terror” Halloween episode of The Simpsons (1.6/6 among A18-49) was down almost 48% from last year, but still up a healthy 23% versus last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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