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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/9/17)
A&E: The First 48: Killer Break (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Tiny Paradise (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: The Curse of Oak Island: Digging Deeper (Premiere) at 8pm
USA: The Cromarties (Premiere) at 10:30pm
WE: Tamar & Vince (Premiere) at 9pm
COMEDY: Nathan For You (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: Ice Road Truckers (Finale) at 10pm

AT&T CFO John Stephens said the timing of its $108.7 billion merger with Time Warner Inc., which was expected to happen before the end of 2017, is “now uncertain.” The company is enduring a lengthy antitrust review from the Justice Department. At the Wells Fargo Media & Telecom Conference in New York, Stephens noted that AT&T is in “active discussions” with the Justice Department. However, he could not comment on those talks. Yet, with regards to the transaction, Stephens said, “everything continues as we’ve expressed in the past.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former Vice President Joe Biden is kicking off his book tour for Promise Me, Dad, a memoir about the last year of his son Beau’s life, by making the early morning and late-night TV rounds on Monday, November 13. First, Biden will appear on all four hours of NBC’s Today. At 7a, he’ll have a sit-down interview with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. At 8a, he’ll take questions from people outside on the plaza.  At 9a, Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will be interviewed by Megyn Kelly. At 10a, Biden will sit down with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Later that night, at 11:35p Biden makes his third appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. He’ll be joined by Elton John, who’s releasing new greatest hits album Diamonds on November 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple landed the hot morning show drama series, executive produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, giving a two-season straight-to-series order to the project. It marks Apple’s official entry into the scripted series arena, under Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, heads of its recently formed worldwide video programming division.
(Source: Cynopsis)

According to Variety, Eva Longoria is attached as an executive producer on an untitled comedy in development at FOX. It follows a woman named Amanda, whose Italian aristocrat husband and co-host decides to leave their Home Shopping Network-style show. The project hails from Matteo Borghese and Rob Turbovsky, who will write and executive produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID announced its winter slate of programming slated to debut in 2018. Counterpart, an espionage series about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence bows Sunday January 21 at 8p. Waco, exploring the 1993 incident in Texas, premieres Wednesday, January 24 at 10p. Slutever, which takes an in-depth look at sex, relationships and intimacy in the modern world, debuts Wednesday, January 10 at 10p. Hate Thy Neighbor, starring British comedian Jamali Maddix as he travels the U.S. to meet groups spreading intolerance, airs Tuesday, January 23 at 10p. Hollywood Love Story, exploring the stories and often dark realities of the internet famous, bows Wednesday, January 24 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Deadline reports that Amazon Studios is conducting an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor. In a statement, Tambor himself called the claims “baseless.” Amazon Studios boss, Roy Price, resigned over sexual harassment claims, three weeks ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision News named Ilia Calderon as new co-anchor of flagship evening newscast, Noticiero Univision, replacing Maria Elena Salinas. She is set to join Jorge Ramos on weeknights at 6:30p in mid-December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and NBC Olympics announced that U.S. service members worldwide would again be able to watch Olympic streaming coverage from desktop and personal devices, when NBCUniversal presents the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, in February 2018. “We’re excited to partner once again with Comcast NBCUniversal to bring the Olympics into the living rooms or barracks of service members and their families all over the world,” said Tom Shull, Director/CEO of the Exchange. “Let the Games begin!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gail Roberts, President of the African American Film Critics Association, announced the launch of Kaleidoscope Reviews, a project to promote diversity among film and television critics. “As the entertainment landscape changes and more movies, TV shows, Web series and shorts are produced by or feature people of color, there needs to be a corresponding rise in the number of film and television critics to evaluate these art forms and interpret their meanings from their representative communities,” said Roberts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The list of artists scheduled to perform at the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gala, honoring Alejandro Sanz, was released. Talent includes David Bisbal, Camila Cabello, Santiago Cruz, Alejandro Fernandez, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Gian Marco, Manuel Fernandez Montoya “El Carpeta”, Nina Pastori, Residente, Rosalia and Jimmy Zambrano. The event precedes the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, airing Tuesday, November 16 at 8p live on Univision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is hosting a Women Breaking Barriers panel discussion for female trailblazers in the entertainment industry. The program will include a screening of director Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist, one of the films that has been restored by the JFPA’s charitable trust. The event takes place on Tuesday, November 28 at James Bridges Theater, University of California in Los Angeles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CuriosityStream’s documentary films and series are now available to Xfinity TV customers nationwide. The deal marks the first MVPD integration for CuriosityStream, which was launched by John Hendricks, founder of Discovery Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the heels of Sunday’s eighth season premiere, which delivered 50% year-over-year growth, Showtime renewed Shameless for a ninth season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is developing Relative Justice, from Barbara Curry (The Boy Next Door), Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. The legal procedural touches on the red hot theme of sexual harassment. Universal TV, where the Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation banner has a first look deal, is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab, the in-transit trivia game show, returns Monday, December 4 at 10p. Ben Bailey is back as host and driver.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food stars and chefs continue to share their favorite all-time meals on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, when the series returns for another season on Monday, December 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Investigation Discovery premieres Village of the Damned on Tuesday, November 28 at 10p. The five-part serialized event chronicles a strange string of tragedies that befell the quaint New York town of Dryden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC is prepping a Trading Spaces reunion, featuring the original cast of the home design show, to be hosted by Lisa Joyner. The special precedes the popular series’ return to television. Both will air in spring 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of its third annual “Most Wonderful Month of the Year” celebration and in honor of the 50th anniversary of its original broadcast, getTV presents Christmas with the King Family on Wednesday, November 29 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel, home of the “Countdown to Christmas” programming event, is setting up a Museum of Christmas in New York’s trendy Meatpacking District. Designed to bring the spirit of the season to life, activities include red and white striped Peppermint Tire Swings, an Infinity Christmas Lights Room and more. Located at 459 W. 14th Street, it will be open to the public from November 15 to 19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS series Independent Lens premieres Supergirl on Monday, December 18 at 10. (Check local listings.) The documentary focuses on teenager Naomi Kutin, an Orthodox Jewish powerlifter from New Jersey who is breaking records and barriers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv re-upped an exclusive distribution agreement with Off the Fence. The deal was renewed for an additional distribution cycle and will expire in March 2019. Wetv and Off the Fence have been partners since 2008.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Josh Grobin nabbed the co-lead in Netflix’s father-son dramedy crime procedural The Good Cop opposite Tony Danza. It’s the first major TV role for the singer/songwriter/actor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rowena King (Of Kings and Prophets) landed a co-starring role in Dietland, AMC’s dark comedic drama set to premiere in 2018… Laura Mennell (Watchmen, The Man in the High Castle) was cast as the female lead in History drama, Blue BookWilla Fitzgerald (Scream) will lead E! pilot #Fashionvictim, an hourlong dark comedy… Matt Borlenghi is set to play Kyle, the pawn shop owner, in YouTube Red’s Karate Kid spinoff, Cobra Kai
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steven Soderbergh’s HBO limited series Mosaic, which doesn’t air until Monday, January 22, has already launched a free app that lets viewers build their own storylines from material created by Soderbergh and writer Ed Solomon. The free download is available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, with a free Android app coming soon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brooklyn.Blue.Sky is coming to BET Networks. The series, which explores the complexities of modern-day romantic and platonic relationships, premieres on BET.com on Tuesday, November 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a third season of Top Boy. The drama, set to return in 2019, chronicles two drug dealers at an east London housing estate. The net also commissioned The Last Czars. The big-budget historical drama from Jane Root’s Nutopia, details the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon greenlit superhero drama The Boys. It’s based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, and was created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke. Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen will direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sounds of Freedom debuts on Amazon Prime and at the NYC Web Fest just in time for Veterans Day. The Whidbey Island produced series centers on Julia, a servicewoman from the Iraq war, and Vietnam veteran Charlie, who both suffer from PTSD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season One of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wondery, creators of popular podcast Dirty John, unveiled Young Charlie, which currently sits at number one on Apple Podcasts. It offers a humanizing look at the transformation of Charles Manson from unhinged youth to mass murder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday night’s season four premiere of Telemundo’s Senora Acero, La Coyote ranked as the #1 broadcast program in its time slot, in English or Spanish, among A18-34, according to Nielsen. The show was the top Spanish-language program at 10p, averaging 1,777,000 total viewers, 974,000 A18-49 and 510,000 A18-34, outperforming Univision by +22%, +53% and +73%, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Don’t Be Tardy hit a season high among P25-54, earning 536,000 P18-49, 665,000 P25-54 (up +10%), and 1.2 million Total Viewers (up +6%).  Shahs of Sunset Reunion 2 delivered a second consecutive season high among Total Viewers, garnering 919,000 P18-49, 1.1 million P25-54, and 1.9 million Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX’s The Orville delivered its most watched episode since moving to Thursday night with 8.3 million viewers, up +100% vs. Live+SD and +8% vs. its prior original episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Christmas Spectacular starring The Radio City Rockettes is opening on Friday November 10, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-radio-city-christmas-spectacular/

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