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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/7/17)
ABC: The Great American Baking Show (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Top Chef (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Containables (Premiere) at 10pm and 10:30pm
MTV: Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out (Premiere) at 11pm
FOX: The Orville (Finale) at 9pm

Netflix nabbed the most TV nominations for the Critics Choice Awards, with 20. HBO landed 15 nods, followed closely by FX with 13 and ABC with 12. FX miniseries Feud grabbed a show-topping 6 noms; HBO’s Big Little Lies and FX’s Fargo were next with 4 each.
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV was quick to share the news that it had landed its first ever Critic’s Choice nomination, for The Carbonaro Effect. The show is a finalist in the Best Structured Reality Series category. “It’s a great way to punctuate what has been a fantastic year at the network,” said truTV president Chris Linn.
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Despite Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor saying, “Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return” after being accused of sexual harassment by coworkers, his publicist, Allan Mayer, told the New York Times that no final decision for next year has been made, “either by Jeffrey or by Amazon.” It has been reported that series creator Jill Soloway, who supported Amazon’s investigation of the accusations, was considering killing off Tambor’s character for season 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The New York Television Festival is moving from late October to mid-July for its 2018 event. The shift is aimed at aligning with the TV development timeline, said NYTVF founder and executive director Terence Gray, adding that the response to the change “has exceeded all expectations.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV renewed Desert Flippers for season 3. The renovation show’s sophomore run attracted over 11.7 million viewers and delivered a +9% increase among P25-54 versus its first season.
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New series Unikitty!, based on the character from The LEGO Movie, debuts Monday, January 1 at 6a on Cartoon Network, with 6 episodes rotating throughout the day. Following the launch, the show will air Fridays at 6:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Berlin Station had barely finished its sophomore run when Epix renewed the CIA drama for season 3. “This past season was timely, significant, and almost eerily prescient in its mirroring of real-life events this year, and we are looking forward to working with the talented teams at Paramount TV and Anonymous Content on another installment,” said Jocelyn Diaz, EVP of original programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of WE tv docu-series Mama June: From Not to Hot premieres Friday, January 12 at 9p. This time around, June competes on the beauty pageant circuit.
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CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer returns for season 3 on Wednesday, January 3 at 10p. Tilman Fertitta will not only be looking at new businesses aiming for a life-changing order, but offering updates on how businesses from past seasons are faring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the highlights of PBS’s winter/spring schedule are season 2 of Masterpiece’s Victoria (Sundays, January 14-February 25), with Dame Diana Rigg onboard; and Masterpiece’s Little Women (Sunday, May 13-20). New series Ann Curry, We’ll Meet Again, airs Tuesdays, January 23-Feruary 27, and 3-part Nature series Animals with Cameras runs Wednesdays, January 31-February 14. Nine-part Civilizations (Tuesdays, April 17-May 15, June TBA) will tell the story of art from the dawn of human history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Comedy Central’s Another Period premieres Tuesday, January 23 at 10:30p.
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The season premiere of Cooking Channel’s Cake Hunters airs Friday, January 19 at 10p, focused on a couple looking for a big Greek wedding cake that’s both radiant and rustic.
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Escape acquired rights to Without a Trace from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, and will launch the drama series with a 12-episode marathon starting New Year’s Day at noon, followed by weeknight airings at 9p and 10p. Without a Trace, which ran on CBS from 2002-2009, is Escape’s first scripted drama series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. TV’s Two and a Half Men is joining the lineup on Nick at Nite starting Wednesday, December 6 at 1a, then launch on Viacom sib Spike (soon-to-be-Paramount Network) on Saturday, December 16 at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

United for Puerto Rico, an initiative created by Puerto Rico’s First Lady Beatriz Rosello, will air a telethon benefit concert to help with Hurricanes Irma and Maria relief efforts. The event is scheduled to air on Puerto Rico’s WAPA Television, WAPA’s U.S. cable network arm WAPA America, and Dominican-American targeting Television Dominicana, on Sunday, December 10, beginning at 10a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s Black Matter is back for season 4 on Friday, December 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reebok and Foot Locker are teaming for 3:AM, a series of content and event activations featuring rapper and Reebok ambassador Cam’ron and artist Trevor “Trouble” Andrew finding inspiration in the early morning hours. First chapter launches at Foot Locker’s NYC33 event space in NYC on December 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Top Chef and delivery company Postmates are teaming to offer free delivery on food orders through tomorrow, December 8, celebrating tonight’s season 15 premiere of Top Chef at 10p. Customers can score free on-demand delivery from anywhere on Postmates, including orders from the new “Bravo’s Top Chef x Postmates” restaurant collection, featuring restaurants headed by Top Chef alums in LA. Postmates will also roll out its fleet of robotic rovers, branded with “Bravo’s Top Chef x Postmates” logo, for select deliveries across the city.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michele Weaver (Switched at Birth) and Will Catlett (Black Lightning) landed the lead roles in OWN drama Love Is _,, from executive producers Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil, Akil Productions and Warner Horizon Scripted Television….La La Anthony (Power) will recur on Fox music drama Star as the estranged mother of Angel, played by guest star Evan Ross….Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) landed a series regular role and Kevin Dunn (Veep) will recur on Showtime drama pilot City on a Hill, exec produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ratings booster This Is Us has finished its fall run, but the net got a solid performance from the Christmas episode of Will & Grace on Tuesday. The show grew 24% in total viewers and 13% among A18-49 (7.1 million and 1.8) versus its last original, in early November.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among syndicated talkers, Dr. Phil (3.7) held the top spot during November sweeps, while Live with Kelly and Ryan and Ellen DeGeneres shared second place (2.4). Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.4) was up 8% from its September premiere, tying Wendy Williams. Also up from its launch were Daily Mail TV (1.0), up 11%, and Page Six TV (.8), up 14% from its premiere to match a series high.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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