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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/29/17)
NBC: Christmas in Rockefeller Center (Premiere) at 7pm
CBS: Bruno Mars: 24 K Magic Live At The Apollo (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Vikings (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Murder In The Heartland (Premiere) at 11pm
TELEMUNDO: Sangre De Me Tierra (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: Dallas (Finale) at 9pm

Faced with the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to block their merger, AT&T and Time Warner have extended the deadline for their $85 billion deal to April 22. The DOJ wants to halt the merger on antitrust grounds, an action AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said “stretches the reach of antitrust law beyond the breaking point.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday. 21-time Grammy winner Jay-Z led the pack with 8 nods, followed by 7 for Kendrick Lamar, 6 for Bruno Mars and 5 each for Childish Gambino, Khalid and SZA. Ceremony airs Sunday, January 28 at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Billboard Music Awards are moving to NBC, in a multi-year deal with Dick Clark Productions set to begin in 2018. The show became available after its contract with ABC expired following the May 2017 broadcast.
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Ryan Murphy will be honored with the 2018 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television at the 29th annual Producers Guild of America Awards on Saturday, January 20 in LA. “Being a prolific producer is itself an achievement. But it takes a truly unique talent like Ryan Murphy to forge a producing career that touches so many different genres – from horror, to comedy, to musicals, to fact-based drama – and infuse them all with such distinctive voice and passion,” said Guild Awards chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal during the announcement. “In addition to his many other credits, Ryan is even a former producer of the Producers Guild Awards itself, which makes the opportunity to honor him this year even more special.”
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Giovanni Cianci has boarded The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as music producer and will be responsible for booking and producing music segments, working with supervising producer Emily Gertler and the CBS show’s talent booking team. He succeeds Sheryl Zelikson, who had been senior music producer for 20 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery ventures off to Colombia, South America, for the season finale of Finding Escobar’s Millions, airing Friday, December 8 at 10p.
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MTV’s headed back to Jersey Shore. The cast (minus Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola) of the 2009-2012 reality show is reuniting for new series, Jersey Shore Family Vacation, launching in 2018. 495 ProductionsSallyAnn Salsano serves as EP.
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A docu-series from Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment will follow James as he starts a public school for at risk kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The superstar’s “I Promise School” campaign aims to keep at risk inner city kids a chance. “There are so many kids and families struggling and we want this school to be a safe, positive place that helps them stay on the right track to earning their educations,” said James. “Having SpringHill and an amazing filmmaker like Morgan Spurlock here to document this process is huge.”
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TLC’s Say Yes to the Prom initiative arrived in New York City’s Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School on Monday to make dreams come true for nearly 100 deserving students. The school was announced as the winner of the TLC contest in partnership with Seventeen Magazine during a surprise ceremony. Students will receive an all-expense paid prom in 2018, as well as be treated to a full shopping day alongside Monte Durham of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta during which they’ll receive free prom dresses, formal wear, accessories and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ink Masters makes its tenth season debut on Tuesday, January 9 at 10p on Spike TV. For the first time, the series welcomes back three past winners to coach and mentor artists in their quest for $10,000. In addition, the former “Masters,” Seasons 2’s Steve Tefft, Season 7’s Anthony Michaels and Season 9’s DJ Tambe, will compete against each other for $100,000 of their own.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vacation rental company HomeAway, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and A+E Networks are teaming for daytime show Vacation Rental Potential, debuting Saturday, December 9 at 11a on A&E. The series will visit 10 popular vacation destinations to help buyers find the right property, and show them how to maximize their rental potential with a listing on HomeAway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tabatha Coffey returns to Bravo Media with Relative Success with Tabatha, premiering Wednesday, January 17 at 10p. Series features Coffey’s doling out her expertise in the complex world of family-owned businesses.
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Cheers! Drunk History returns to Comedy Central for its fifth season on Tuesday, January 23 at 10p. The third season premiere of Another Period follows at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s “Mega Week” begins Sunday, December 3 with a 7-day programming block. Featured is the season premiere of Cash Cab on Monday December 4 at 10p.
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Pop’s Schitt’s Creek returns for a fourth season on Wednesday, January 24 at 8p. Immediately following at 8:30p, new original series Let’s Get Physical premieres. The latter is a modern-day comedy about 1980s aerobics.
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NBC announced a trio of midseason premiere dates. The Wall is back for a second season on Monday, January 1 at 8p. Ellen DeGeneresEllen’s Game of Games bows Tuesday, January 2 at 8p, with a special preview airing on Monday, December 18 at 10p, following The Voice. Globe-trotting stars Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye set off on a journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco, when Better Late That Never returns Monday, January 1 at 9p.
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Fifty Years of 60 Minutes celebrates a milestone for the CBS news magazine on Sunday, December 3 at 7p. The hour will relive the show’s biggest moments over 5 decades, as well as offer insights from executive producer Jeff Fager and the show’s correspondents.
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ABC presents a two-night event filled with nostalgia and celebration. The Year In Memoriam 2017, honoring the icons who passed away, airs Monday, December 18 at 10p. The Year: 2017, commemorating the year’s most newsworthy and memorable moments, bows Tuesday, December 19 at 9p.
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Nat Geo follows a team of scientists as they race to repair the collapsing Edicule, enclosing the burial chamber of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. What they found is revealed in one-hour event The Secrets of Christ’s Tomb: Explorer Special, premiering Sunday, December 3 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery airs Christmas special Moonshiners on Tuesday, December 5 at 8p and A Very Discovery Christmas on Thursday, December 7 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Deportes is set to bring Liga MX soccer fans exclusive broadcast of Liguilla Semifinals beginning Wednesday, November 29 at 9:55p through Sunday, December 3.
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Nicollette Sheridan is heading to The CW’s Dynasty reboot. She’ll play Alexis Carrington, Blake Carrington’s first wife, originally portrayed by Joan Collins.
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Dove Cameron (Liv & Maddie, Descendants) nabbed a role in the upcoming fifth season of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sydney Sweeney will recur in a guest-starring role when Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale returns in 2018, reports Variety.
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Five film makers from across the country star in Verizon Media’s Go90 and El Rey Network Studios’ Rebel without a Crew. Each has $7000 and two weeks to shoot their feature film.
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Apple launched a YouTube channel featuring short videos that teach people how to use their Apple devices. Tutorials start with topics like “How to take and share a screenshot”; at press time the channel had over 15,000 subscribers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big Bad Boo Studios ’ animated series 1001 Nights will launch on Spanish-language network Vme Kids in the U.S. in December.
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Boomerang offers new premieres of holiday episodes starting Friday, December 1, including “Scroogey Doo” on Be Cool, Scooby Doo!, “Snow Place Life Home” on Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, “Dragon Down the Holidays” on The Tom and Jerry Show, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday night’s Soul Train Awards 2017 garnered 1.1 million viewers in the P18-49 demo (up +3%) and 2.4 million Total Viewers P2+ during its premiere telecast across BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2. The annual show was also up on BET alone, with 786,000 viewers in the demo (+3%) and 1.84 million Total Views P2+ (+3%).
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MTV Floribama Shore scored a .94 among the network’s core demo (P18-34) with 846,000 Total Viewers (P2+) for its series launch. It marks MTV’s highest rated new series premiere in over three years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC 4 New York /WNBC’s broadcast of the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade generated at 14.1 rating among A25-54 within in the New York market, according to Nielsen. It was the highest parade rating since 2004, reflecting a year-over-year increase of 27%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of movie Baymax Returns on Disney Channel and Disney XD on Monday, November 20 ranked as the top TV telecast of the day among Girls 6-11, Kids 9-14, Boys 9-14 and Boys 6-14 in Live+3 Day rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the week of November 13, FOX’s Empire posted a 3.0/12 Live+7 and gained a full rating point vs. Live+SD (2.0/8), building +7% from the prior week. The Orville (1.9/7) was up +111% vs. Live+SD (0.9/3). The Gifted (1.9/7) gained +90% vs. Live+SD (1.0/3). Brooklyn Nine-Nine doubled its Live+SD rating (0.6/2), posting a 1.2/4 in Live+7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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