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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/15/17)
DISCOVERY: Homestead Rescue (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Bargain Mansions (Premiere) at 10pm and 10:30pm
HGTV: House Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: The Trixie & Katya Show (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Most Expensivest (Premiere) at 10:30pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Mythbusters (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Street Science (Premiere) at 10pm
FXX: You’re The Worst (Finale) at 10:30pm
OWN: Queen Sugar (Finale) at 9pm

The Directors Guild of America reports a record number of episodes were directed by women and minorities in the 2016-2017 television season. Topping the diversity list were 20th Century Fox companies, where 46% of all shows were directed by women or minorities, followed by CBS companies (39.8%), NBCUniversal companies (38.6%), Amazon (38.2%), Disney/ABC (36.3%) and Warner Bros. companies (36.2%). Bottom of the list: Netflix, with 20.5%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC News SVP Matt Zimmerman, who oversaw a guest booking unit, was let go after an investigation into improper behavior. “We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at NBCU, which violated company policy,” said NBC News. “As a result he has been dismissed.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Musician and actress Eve Jeffers Cooper (“What Ya Want”) has joined CBS daytimer The Talk as a host, joining Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC upped its order for its Roseanne reboot to 9 episodes. The midseason comedy, complete with the original cast (including nuBecky Sarah Chalke in a different role), will debut in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is developing The Source, a crime drama from Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Studios about a millennial reporter who teams with an LAPD detective to expose crimes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 6 of Nashville will premiere on CMT on Thursday, January 4. Series stars Hayden Panettier and Jonathan Jackson broke the news on Twitter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of VH1’s Teyana & Iman airs Monday, February 19 at 10p. Reality show follows newlywed power couple Teyana Taylor, a dancer/model/actress, and pro athlete/musician Iman Shumpert.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has a Christmas present for Fuller House fans – the comedy will be back for the second half of season 3 on Friday, December 22. Series star Candace Cameron Bure announced on Twitter that 9 new episodes are on the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MythBusters starts a new 14-episode season tonight, November 15 at 9p on Science Channel with new hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung. What to expect? “Science Channel is ready to roll out the next generation of MythBusters,” Marc Etkind, Science’s GM, tells Cynopsis. “From their new California headquarter, Jon, Brian and the entire crew have done an amazing job of both busting myths and paying tribute to the franchise’s legacy.” MythBusters aired on Science sib Discovery from 2003-2016.
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It’s all about icons – of all kinds – on the new season of Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown, launching Wednesday, December 27 at 9p. “From discovering the true origins of Stonehenge to exploring beneath the enigmatic pyramids of the Mayan empire, we’re making incredible discoveries at the world’s most impressive landmarks,” says host Josh Gates. “But, we’re also tackling iconic items such as the lost treasure of America’s most notorious pirate and the stolen ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu announced a midseason programming slate that includes the season 3 premiere of The Path on Wednesday, January 7; the arrival of limited series The Looming Tower on Wednesday, February 28; the season 1 bow of Hard Sun on Wednesday, March 7; and the season 2 launch of The Handmaid’s Tale in April 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC’s The Profit kicks off season 5 on Tuesday, November 21 at 10p. Among the struggling businesses looking for help is Monica Potter Home, started by the Parenthood actress.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes have joined the group of performers for the 2017 American Music Awards, airing live on Sunday, November 19 at 8p on ABC. Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) is hosting, so she’ll be on hand when mom Diana Ross receives the lifetime achievement award.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Movie critic Leonard Maltin teams with Rotten Tomatoes’ Grae Drake for Reelz special Reelz Reviews: Movies on Demand, a special airing Tuesday, November 21 at 1:30a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Frozen’s Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell will perform together for the first time on ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on Thursday, November 30 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bell will also star in, as well as exec produce, ABC musical special Encore! on Sunday, December 10 at 10p. The show reunites the cast of a high school musical..then has them perform it again 20 years later.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives follows bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth as Beth battles throat cancer. Two-hour special premieres Monday, November 27 at 9p. Dog the Bounty Hunter aired on A&E for 7 seasons, starting in 2004.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central satire special The Fake News with Ted Nelms, with sounds-like-it-could-be-real-but-its-not “news” delivered by a newscaster who looks suspiciously like Ed Helms, debuts Wednesday, December 13 at 10p. “Obviously there are lot of news organizations out there just making up a bunch of crap and calling it news,” said Helms. “But unlike those others, we’re doing it better, faker, and stupider. And we’re joking.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD’s eighth annual “Big Cat Week” premieres Sunday, December 10 at 9p, with Jaguar vs. Croc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz announced the cast for upcoming half-hour drama series Vida. Onboard are Mishel Prada (Fear the Walking Dead: Passage), Karen Ser Anzoategui (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Chelsea Rendon (The Fosters), Carlos Miranda (Chicago PD), Maria Elena Laas (Suffering Man’s Charity) and Melissa Berrera (Club de Cuervos).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire) landed a series regular role on Netflix dramedy The Good Cop, opposite Tony Danza and Josh Groban….Garret Dillahunt (The Gifted) is joining season 4 of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead as a series regular, reports TVLine…. Coldplay’s Chris Martin will guest on the November 29 episode of ABC’s Modern Family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX+ subscribers can get a head start on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The first episode will be available Friday, January 12, 5 days before it premieres on FX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS documentary The Vietnam War averaged 6.7 million viewers in Live+7 Nielsens, with a reach of 34 million. The premiere of the series in September was PBS’s top telecast since the series finale of Downton Abbey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s The Sweetest Christmas earned a 3.5 HH rating, 3.9 million total viewers and 821,000 among W25-54 in Live+SD Nielsens, making it Saturday’s highest-rated non-sports cable program among HHs and W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication the week ending November 5, newcomer Page Six TV rose 14% to .8 Live+SD, narrowing the gap with fellow rookie Daily Mail TV (down 9% to 1.0). Among W25-54, Page Six rose 25% to .5, to match Daily Mail in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live with Kelly and Ryan rose 4% to hit a season high 2.4, its best performance since Ryan Seacrest debuted as co-host. The Real had its best rating in over 9 months, up 25% to 1.0.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business NewsMornings with Maria recorded its highest-rated week of the year the week of November 6, with 168,000 viewers. FBN’s business day coverage scored 219,000 total viewers, while Lou Dobbs Tonight was the number one program in business television with 386,000 total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of November 6, UniMas registered double-digit audience gains among Total Viewers 2+ (+83% to 834,000), A18-49 (+67% to 363,000) and A18-34 (+62% to 138,000) versus comparable week in the 2016/2017 season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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