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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/2/17)
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Finale) at 9pm
TELEMUNDO: El Senor De Los Cielos (Finale) at 10pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Finale) at 9:30pm
WE TV: Mary Mary (Finale) at 9pm

Black writers are being shut out of the writing room, according to a new report by UCLA sociology professor Darnell Hunt. Among his findings, published yesterday: nearly two-thirds of all scripted TV shows during the 2016-17 season had no black writers,17 percent of shows employed more than one black writer, and 5 percent were helmed by black showrunners. Hunt’s report, commissioned by org the Color of Change, calls on the industry to adopt a program similar to the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which requires minority candidates to be interviewed for head coach and other senior jobs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With last night’s hotly anticipated World Series game 7 between the LA Dodgers and Houston Astros on Fox , several nets changed field position for their programming. CBS was to air repeats of SEAL Team at 9p and 10p rather than new eps of the series and Criminal Minds. NBC opted to air repeats of Law & Order: SVU at 9p and Chicago P.D. at 10p. At press time, ABC had no change to its schedule.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TiVo and Discovery Communications entered into a multiyear product agreement whereby Discovery will use TiVo’s Audience Works for Marketing, an inventory management and execution product suite. The partnership also includes the use of audience and analytics reports, which provides viewership information from TiVo’s Targeted Audience Delivery platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An unnamed Canadian actress filed a $4 million lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, Disney and other parties claiming Weinstein sexually assaulted her two times in 2000.
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In North America, 6.5 percent of households access pirated live TV services each month, according to a new study by Sandvine. That translates to $4 billion in lost revenue for TV distributors, according to the research firm, which says pirate TV services can generate $800 million a year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One is in the original movie business. The network announced production of original film Down For Whatever, the 2017 American Black Film Festival Screenplay-winning project written by Tim Folsome. Folsome will direct the project, starring LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Hosea Chanchez (The Game) Bre-Z (Empire) and Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) and slated to premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June and on TV One in July. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is reportedly developing a new iteration of 24. The reboot of the Emmy-winning series would take the real-time format of the original show and apply it in the criminal justice realm. It also would have a female lead. The project is from 24 exec-producer Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, and former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner. It hails from production companies 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marvel’s New Warriors have stopped in their tracks. The 10-ep series, which Freeform gave a straight-to-series order to in April, is not moving forward at the network and will be shopped elsewhere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Matt LeBlanc-starring comedy series Man With a Plan will return for its second season Monday, November 13 at 8:30p. Additionally, freshman comedy 9JKL moves to a 9:30p timeslot on November 6, replacing Me, Myself & I, which will return to the schedule at a later date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casey Webb returns for the second season of Man v. Food, with back-to-back episodes on Travel Channel beginning Monday, December 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Into the Amazon, the story of the 1914 journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon, will open the 30th season of American Experience on Tuesday, January 9 on PBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second installment of the acclaimed FX limited series, will premiere on Wednesday, January 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Xscape: Still Kickin’ It premieres on Bravo on Sunday, November 5 at 9p. Four-part special follows Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott, the four original members of the multiplatinum 90s girl group, as they return to the stage after nearly 20 years apart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Dallas delivers a two-part reunion, Monday, November 6 and November 13 at 10p. Host Andy Cohen will sit down with the Housewives as they revisit this season’s most defining moments.
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Syndicated series Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has a series of specialty weeks and celebrity contestants in store this month: November 6-10 is “Victories for Veterans week,” with contestants from the U.S. Armed Forces, followed by “Whiz Kids Week,” and then a series of guests including Cameron Mathison, Sherri Shepherd and Ben Higgins.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outdoor Sportsman Group has some holiday-hunting-style programming in store. “Racksgiving” kicks off November 20-22 and November 24-25 featuring special eps from MeatEater (November 20, 8 –8:30p), McMillan, Rival Wild and more. Then, December 9 comes Coldest Hunts, featuring hunts, all in frigid temperatures. Caribou Christmas, airing December 23, features caribou hunts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy’s graphic novel adaptation of Happy! comes to life on Wednesday, December 6 at 10p carrying a TV-MA rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Dasher and Dancer… Freeform offered some details on this year’s “25 Days of Christmas,” the programming event’s 21st outing. From December 1-25, the network will air continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family; new this year are specials Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, on December 18, and a holiday special of forthcoming unscripted series Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic on December 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music Choice is kicking off the holiday season with its most robust-ever holiday offering, beginning November 1 and running through January 7, with new content being rolled out each week across Music Channels, On Demand, and the Music Choice App. Highlights include the Sounds of the Season, Holiday Hits and Yule Video Log channels. A sprinkling of holiday music also will air on additional music channels starting December 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up TV will light up its annual Christmas festivities beginning with 50 days of holiday programming that comprises seven U.S. premiere movies and a “Gilmore the Merrier” binge-a-thon of all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls that begins November 23. The holiday action kicks off Sunday, November 5, with the premiere movie Second Chance Christmas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Investigation Discovery’s fifth annual Inspire a Difference honors, cohosted by People, will recognize Padma Lakshmi, Julianna Margulies, Alonzo Mourning and Gabrielle Union, as well as their charity partners tonight (November 2). As part of the event, ID will air a programming marathon featuring episodes that address issues such as violence against women, domestic abuse, social and civil rights, mental health, bullying and sexual assault on Sunday, November 5 from 4-11p, including the season 5 finale of Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall and a new ep of On the Case with Paula Zahn.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tuesday, October 31 Halloween edition of ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan – “Kelly and Ryan’s Best Halloween Show Ever:  Look What You Made Us Do” – marked the show’s highest-rated telecast on any day so far this season in Households and among W25-54 in the 25 LPM Markets. The show posted its highest HH rating since Ryan was revealed as co-host in May.
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Ratings for the second season premiere of Disney Channel series Andi Mack on Friday, October 27 at 8p surged 72 percent over the series launch (April 7) and delivered the network’s No. 2 telecast to date in Total Viewers (2.1 million), K6-14 (1.1 million/3.1 rating) and A18-49 (502,000/0.4 rating), in Live + 3 national ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In multiplatform ratings for the week of October 16, Fox’s Empire averaged 9.3 million viewers, a +64% lift from L+Same Day. The Gifted totaled 7.3 million multiplatform viewers, a +111% gain from Live + SD, The Mick delivered 4.5 million viewers, a +100% lift, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged 4.2 million multiplatform viewers, marking a +147% jump from L+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fueled by its primetime series Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso and El Senor de los Cielos, Telemundo wrapped October as the #5 broadcast network season-to-date, regardless of language, during Monday-Friday 8-11p among A18-49 (999,000) and A18-34 (457,000). This marks the network’s best season-start ever among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Day, who had been serving as chief business officer at AwesomenessTV, will lead Viacom’s new digital studios unit, beginning November 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
War Paint with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole is closing on Sunday November 5, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/war-paint/

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