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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/8/17)
DISNEY CHANNEL: Stuck In The Middle (Premiere) at 8pm
MTV: Ridiculousness (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Amazingness (Premiere) at 10:30pm
DISCOVERY: Finding Escobar’s Millions (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Deadly Dentists (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 12/9/17)
A&E: Vacation Rental Potential (Premiere) at 11am
NAT. GEO. WILD.: Atlanta Vets (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: James Franco, Musical Guest: SZA at 11:30pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Mega Decks (Finale) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 12/10/17)
BRAVO: Top Chef (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Mega Decks (Premiere) at 8:30pm
ID: Final Vision (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD: Guy’s Big Project (Finale) at 9pm
EPIX: Graves (Finale) at 10:30pm
STARZ: Outlander (Finale) at 8pm

A trial date of March 19 has been set for the federal government’s bid to stop AT&T’s proposed $85 billion purchase of Time Warner. The date falls midway between AT&Ts request for a date in February and the government’s preference for early May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brian Sullivan will step into the role of president/COO of Fox Networks Group, the post previously held by Randy Freer, who exited last month to serve as CEO of Hulu. Sullivan, who since 2015 has served as president/COO of FNG’s Digital Consumer Group, will oversee revenue and distribution for the Fox Television Group, FX, FOX Sports and National Geographic Partners. He will also continue to lead the digital consumer group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Not so fast. Just when it looked like Disney CEO Bob Iger would be exiting the company, the LA Times reports the Disney board wants to extend his contract  past 2019 so he can oversee the integration of 21st Century Fox assets should Disney’s buzzed-about deal with Fox go down. In related news, the Disney board elected two new directors: Safra Catz, chief executive of Oracle, and Francis A. deSouza, president and chief executive of biotechnology firm Illumina.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz gave a premiere month for its limited series Howards End. The four hour-long episodes will air in the US in April; Howards End recently aired on BBC One in the UK.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The WGA announced the television nominees for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards, slated for February 11. For drama series, the nominees are FX’s The Americans (last year’s winner), Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, AMC’s Better Call Saul, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s Stranger Things. In the comedy series category, nominees are HBO’s Veep, Silicon Valley and rebooted Curb Your Enthusiasm; and Netflix’s Master of None and freshman series Glow.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Young and the Restless partnered with the Alzheimer’s Assn. on an ongoing storyline about Alzheimer’s, a disease currently afflicting more than 5 million people in the US. Recently, the character of Dina (Marla Adams), matriarch of the soap’s Abbott family, was diagnosed with the disease. An upcoming ep will be accompanied by a “CBS Cares” PSA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An untitled comedy created, written by and starring David Hornsby and Blake Anderson, is in development at CBS. Hornsby created and stars in CBS How to Be a Gentleman; Anderson is the co-creator and star of Comedy Central’s Workaholics. Story follows a high-strung father (Hornsby) who has to adapt to new family dynamics when his ex-wife marries a younger, free-spirited guy (Anderson) who becomes the stepdad to his children.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox put in development Breadwinners, from actor Kyle Bornheimer (Casual, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), who will star, and Ben Sutor, who co-created Where’s the Money. Story follows an out of work dad who decides to try and reinvent himself as a chef and dives into the foodie revolution, dragging his family along.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michelle Ashford, the Emmy-winning creator and exec producer of Showtime’s Masters of Sex, signed an overall deal with FX Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel greenlit production on a series starring Expedition Unknown host Josh Gates. The new 13-ep Legendary Locations will chronicle the tales and secrets of the most storied places on earth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS drama series S.W.A.T. resumed production yesterday in Santa Clarita, CA. Production had been detained for two days due to Rye wildfire burning in the vicinity. Production on HBO’s Westworld also was curtailed on Tuesday due to the fire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network will debut series NFL Football Fanatic with back-to-back episodes on Monday, January 1 at 11p after WWE RAW. The eight-ep series follows Scottish-born Darren McMullen (The Voice Australia) as he embarks on a journey across the US to delve deep into the NFL culture and find a team to call his own.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nope, it’s not about the car. Discovery’s new series Tesla, premiering Tuesday, January 2 at 10p, probes the mysteries surrounding genius inventor Nikola Tesla’s death, and the equally mysterious disappearance of his files and research. The series features the engineer leading a team building and Tesla’s most deadly invention – the Death Ray.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Whitney Thore is back for a fourth season of TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life, premiering Tuesday, January 2 at 8p. This season, Whitney is reeling from a heartbreaking relationship, she’s at odds with one of her close friends and her best friend is having a baby.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E series 60 Days In returns Monday, January 1 for a new season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Amazing Race returns to CBS Wednesday, January 3 at 8p for, wait for it, its milestone 30th season. More than 600 Racers have traveled more than 1 million miles in 29 seasons. Teams this season include IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly; retired NBA All-Stars Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion; and X-Games champions Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Less barking, more wagging. WAGS Atlanta (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars Atlanta) premieres on E! on Wednesday, January 3 at 10p.The latest incarnation of the series follows the relationships and glam lifestyles of nine tight-knit Atlanta-based wives and girlfriends of professional athletes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This morning CBS News will introduce new series, Profiles in Service, featuring people who dedicate their lives to helping others. In the first installment, CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell visits the US Military Academy at West Point to speak with Simone Askew, who made history as the first black woman to serve as first captain, the highest-ranking student leading a 4,400-member Corps of Cadets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America is going nostalgic for the season with a “M*A*S*H-athon” beginning Saturday, December 9 at 9a. The programming block will feature 19 hours of the comedy classic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Deportes will deliver live the 2017 MLS Cup, this Saturday, December 9 at 3p. In a rematch of last year’s championship game, Seattle Sounders FC will take on Toronto FC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cable news satire special The Fake News with Ted Nelms, starring Ed Helms, premieres Wednesday, December 13 at 10p on Comedy Central.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Labor union organizer and leader William Lucy will be honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award during the 49th NAACP Image Awards, airing live as a two-hour special on TV One on Monday, January 15 at 9p. The telecast will include red carpet coverage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Odd Squad: World Turned Odd, a new one-hour movie from Fred Rogers Co.’s PBS Kids series Odd Squad, will bow on January 15. The special follows the antics that ensue after agents Oona, Olympia and Otis accidentally change the past and undo every odd case Odd Squad ever solved. A sneak peek of PBS Kids’ newest upcoming series Pinkalicious & Peterific, which premieres February 19, will air after the movie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will get a second season, slated for 2018. The storytelling, gaming and animation mashup was developed in tandem with a like-titled console video game, expected to launch on PlayStation4, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other Cartoon news, the network is expanding its Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign via a partnership with 826 National to launch Storytelling Project, which encourages youth to share their stories about kindness and empathy. The Project comprises inclusion-themed writing workshops for elementary and middle school students; the lessons created through the project will be made available to teachers everywhere in 2018 via 826 Digital, the 826 National’s pay-what-you-wish online platform of resources for educators.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toonz Media Group, the international animation production company based in India, launched Chotoonz TV on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs in the US. Chotoonz TV is one of Toonz’s most popular channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of Animal Planet’s Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet premiered  Saturday, December 2 and averaged 1.26 million total viewers P2+ in L+3. The episode broke into ad-supported cable’s Top 10 in its time period among several key demos that included Adults 25-54 (#9), Women 25-54 (#8) and Total Viewers P2+ (#7).
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Just Getting Started – Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Elizabeth Ashley, George Wallace
I, Tonya (Limited Release) – Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale, McKenna Grace, Caitlin Carver
Hollow In the Land (Limited Release) – Dianna Agron, Rachelle Lefevre, Shawn Ashmore, Jared Abrahamson, Jessica McLeod, Sarah Dugdale, Michael Rogers, Glynis Davies

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $176 million

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $212 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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