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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/16/17)
AMC: AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics (Premiere) at 11pm
FX: Better Things (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Home Alone (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Project Runway (Finale) at 9pm

Fox Sports Films is launching a feature-length doc series called Magnify that debuts with the doc 89 Blocks, produced by Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated in association with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s production company Uninterrupted. The film, an immersion into the East St. Louis High School Flyers football team’s state-winning 2016 season, will air on Fox on Sunday, November 26. Shot in the Dark, the second feature, will air in February 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Communications Inc. combined its corporate research and strategy & insights teams to launch its Research, Insights & Analytics group, which unites audience data with behavioral insights to unveil unique opportunities and help corporations better engage the US Hispanic consumer as a source of growth. Leading the new team is Roberto Ruiz, who’s been promoted to EVP, Research, Insights & Analytics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A TV writer who claims Fox comedy The Mick was based on of a script he wrote is suing the network. Wyndham Lewis is asking Fox and 3 Arts Entertainment for at least $2 million, claiming in a lawsuit filed yesterday the pilot for The Mick took ideas from his script The Godmother.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FXX comedy You’re the Worst, which wrapped its fourth season last night, will end with a fifth and final season next year. FXX said the decision was mutual between the network and creator/showrunner Stephen Falk.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is developing half-hour comedy Danni Lowinski, based on the 2010 German TV series. Ian Brennan, co-creator of Glee and Scream Queens; Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are behind the project, which follows a smart, mouthy working-class woman who opens a kiosk law practice in a mall after she’s rejected by every traditional law firm in Milwaukee. Brennan wrote the project and serves as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Indie production house The WorkShop is about to begin production on eight-part series Shame: The Story of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood. As the Hollywood sex scandals continue to pile up, the project will examine H’wood cultural issues starting with the “casting couch mentality” that dates back to the days of silent films, and peripheral fallout such as how many people are losing their jobs when a show is canceled in the wake of a scandal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox has set January 3 as the premiere date for new drama 9-1-1. The series will bow Wednesday, January 3 following the debut of the 10-ep second season of The X-Files. The two series take the Wednesday night slots of the on-hiatus Empire and Star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ralph Friedman, the most decorated detective in NYPD history, takes viewers inside his white-knuckle investigations in the series Street Justice: The Bronx, with new eps premiering on Investigation Discovery starting Thursday, November 30 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben and Erin Napier return to HGTV for a sophomore season of their series Home Town on Monday, January 8, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carrie Underwood and John Legend will host Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, Friday, November 24 at 9p on CBS. Two-hour special will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and appearances by winners and nominees including Mary J. Blige, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miss Me This Christmas, premiering Sunday, December 3 at 7p, and You Can’t Fight Christmas, premiering Sunday, December 10 at 7p, are part of TV One’s holiday gift to viewers. The original movies both are set at the fictional Chesterton Hotel, which serves as the epicenter of a small town’s annual Christmas celebration.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation TV is going to 11, as in seasons, with its annual Battle of the Nutcrackers. Beginning Monday, December 11, this year’s “battle” features broadcasts of five different productions of The Nutcracker, and culminates with the fan-voted favorite being revealed and repeated on Monday, December 18 at 7p. All five productions will also be available on VOD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV presents Ann Wilson’s Christmas With A Heart, a week of Christmas concerts every night at 8p from Sunday, December 17 through Sunday, December 24, followed by an all-day marathon Monday, December 25 starting at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tony Bennett will be honored with the 2017 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a special event that took place last night at DC’s DAR Constitution Hall and airing on PBS on Friday, January 12. The concert features appearances by Michael Buble, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams, Stevie Wonder and Wynton Marsalis, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is getting in the Super Bowl spirit with a live telecast on Sunday, February 4 from the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis – home of Super Bowl LII. Guests for the show TBA. This marks the NBC late nighter’s second post-Super Bowl airing. The show was telecast live from Phoenix following Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jenna Elfman is in as a series regular on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead for season 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 5 premiere of WE tv’s Tamar and Vince on Thursday, November 9 at 9p delivered 1.025 million Total Viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, a 17%  increase from the season 4 finale that aired in February 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

EstrellaTV’s 18th edition of its Premios de la Radio experienced a 32% growth nationally among A18-49 (+32%) and A18-34 (+47%) versus last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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