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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/30/17)
A&E: The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All (Premiere) at 10pm
FYI: My Floating Home (Premiere) at 9pm
FYI: Sheffield Real Estate (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Street Justice: The Bronx (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Lost Gold (Premiere) at 11pm
VICELAND: It’s Suppertime! (Premiere) at 10:30pm
BRAVO: Real Estate Wars (Finale) at 10pm
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Finale) at 9pm

Today co-anchor Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News following a detailed complaint from a colleague, received Monday night, alleging inappropriate sexual behavior during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The accuser said the behavior continued after the Games, in the workplace. A shaken Savannah Guthrie shared news of the termination on the morning show on Tuesday, saying she was “heartbroken” for Lauer as well as the “brave colleague who came forward to tell her story.” Lauer started at Today in 1992 filling in as news reader, taking over for Bryant Gumble as Katie Couric’s co-anchor in 1997.
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Civil rights attorney Ari Wilkenfeld said he is representing Lauer’s alleged victim, and offered a statement describing a meeting that he and his client had with representatives from NBC’s Human Resources and Legal Departments on Monday night that lasted several hours. “Our impression at this point is that NBC acted quickly, as all companies should, when confronted with credible allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace,” said Wilkenfeld. “While I am encouraged by NBC’s response to date, I am in awe of the courage my client showed to be the first to raise a complaint and to do so without making any demands other than the company do the right thing.” Wilkenfeld’s client was not the only female subjected to misconduct by Lauer, according to a 2-month investigation conducted by Variety that alleges a pattern of lewd comments, behavior and texts.
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Former Today co-anchor Ann Curry, in a previously scheduled interview with People, said she was “still processing” Lauer’s speedy fall from grace, but noted, “The battle lines are now clear. We need to move this revolution forward and make our workplaces safe.” Curry’s brief stint as Lauer’s co-anchor ended in 2012. Fox News transplant Megyn Kelly, new host of the 9a hour on Today, said Lauer has been “a friend and kind and supportive to me in my transition to NBC News, and I see the anguish on my colleagues’ faces. But when this happens, what we don’t see is the pain on the faces of those who found the courage to come forward.”
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Andrew Kreisberg, exec producer the CW/Warner Bros. Television’s Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and The Flash, has been cut loose less than 3 weeks after being suspended over allegations of sexual harassment. “After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately,” said WB. Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on The Flash and Supergirl. Nineteen men and women leveled accusations of misconduct over a period of several years.
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Showtime picked up comedy SMILF for a second season. SMILF debuted with the biggest premiere week audience for a new Showtime comedy since 2012. Freshman finale airs Sunday, December 31 at 10p.
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To the surprise of no one, USA and Universal Cable Productions announced Meghan Markle will be leaving Suits at the end of season 7. “We want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement,” said the companies in a statement. “Meghan has been a member of our family for seven years and it has been a joy to work with her.” Season 8 has not yet been ordered.
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CNN announced it would not be attending the annual White House Christmas Party for the Press. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests,” said the news net.
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Alton Brown inked a new multi-year deal to remain with Food Network and Cooking Channel that will have him developing new TV series and digital content, as well as his existing shows.
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CBS is adding 8 episodes to season 6 of Elementary, for a total of 21. The drama, renewed in May, did not make it onto the fall schedule, but could replace freshman Wisdom of the Crowd, which did not get an order for more episodes.
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Fox upped its order for freshman comedy Ghosted by 6, for a total of 16. Paul Lieberstein (The Office) will serve as exec producer and showrunner for the last batch, replacing Kevin Etten.
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NBC is developing a family comedy from Alex Brightman (School of Rock: The Musical), Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton) and Universal Television, centered on a twentysomething who moves back home with his parents in NYC.
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Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are back for a new season of Kids Baking Championship, starting Monday, January 1 at 9p on Food Network.
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Season 2 of Bravo’s Summer House opens Monday, January 22 at 10p, with the original crew – and then some – partying it up in the Hamptons.
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Telemundo Deportes’ first original documentary-style sports production, Que Momento (What a Moment) debuts Saturday, December 2 at 7p. The special, which will present new episodes every quarter, launches with the story behind #NoEraPenal, when the Mexican National Team was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup.
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The Family I Had, following a family after the teenage son kills his sister, premieres Thursday, December 21 at 8p on ID. Documentary film debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Today weather anchor Al Roker and Today co-host Hoda Kotb will co-host the 129th Rose Parade on January 1, NBC’s 91st year covering the event. Don’t hold your breath for rookie errors – it’s Roker’s 21st year as host and Kotb’s 5th. Grand marshal of the parade is actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise.
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INSP’s nostalgic holiday programming includes specials from Andy Williams (first airing Sunday, December 3at 7p), Bing Crosby (Sunday, December 10 at 7p), Perry Como (Sunday, December 17 at 7p) and Danny Kaye (Sunday, December 24 at 11p).
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Two-night special Manson Speaks: Inside the Mind of a Madman premieres Sunday, December 3 and Monday, December 4 at 9p on History. The special includes 6 hours of never-before-broadcast phone conversations with the cult leader.
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Maggie Grace (Lost) has joined the upcoming season 4 cast of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead as a series regular. The zombie drama is shooting in Austin, TX.
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Chris Evans (Captain America) will narrate Nat Geo docu-series Chain of Command, a portrait of war that is a collaboration with the Pentagon. “I’m proud to be a part of any project that shines a spotlight on the incredible work our armed forces do every day around the world,” said Evans, who has served as a spokesperson for Got Your Six. Eight-parter premieres Monday, January 15 at 9p.
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Kendrick Sampson (White Famous) will play a villain in a story arc on CW’s The Flash.
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CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert had its first Nielsen November Sweep late night win, averaging 3.706 million viewers (+23% over last year). Among A18-49, Late Show averaged 763,000 viewers, up +5% from November 2016 and closing the gap with NBC’s Tonight Show (820,000).
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Hallmark Channel’s third annual “Five-Night Thanksgiving Event” made it the highest-rated and most-watched network on cable for the week in Households, W25-54, W18-49 and total viewers, as well as the net’s most-watched week ever across all key demos. Collectively, the 5 new original movies averaged a 3.6HH rating, 812,000 W25-54, and 4.2 million total viewers.
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The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, which was the conclusion of a 4-part crossover event, earned a .9 rating among A18-49 and 2.8 million viewers, almost 90% higher in the demo and viewers than last week.
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Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria averaged 107,000 business viewers in November, squeaking by CNBC’s Squawk Box (105,000) for its first monthly win.
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UniMas weeknight drama La Tierra Prometida reported year-over-year audience gains in its 8p time period among Total Viewers 2+ (+37% to 1,127,000) and A18-49 (+4% to 399,000) the week of November 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show slid 29% but still won its 10p time slot on Tuesday among A18-49 with 1.5/6, and slipped 25% from last year in viewers, with 4.98 million.
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