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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 12/13/17)
NBC: Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: Terra’s Big House (Premiere) at 10pm
TNT: The Librarians (Premiere) at 8pm
SUNDANCE: The A Word (Finale) at 10pm
USA: Mr. Robot (Finale) at 10pm

Weekend Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost are now co-head writers of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. They join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker.
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Alec Baldwin is eyeing a one-man Broadway show based on his Emmy-winning depiction of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. Baldwin shared his plans with Howard Stern during an interview on Stern’s Sirius XM channel. He said SNL chief Lorne Michaels would produce; Michaels is producing Tina Fey’s current stage adaptation of Mean Girls.
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Viacom and BET yesterday settled the discrimination lawsuit brought by former head of original programming Zola Mashariki. Mashariki in May lodged a gender-discrimination and wrongful-termination suit against Viacom, BET and former BET president of programming Stephen Hill after she was let go, she says, while still on medical leave for breast cancer.
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Telemundo is the official media partner, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Toys’R’Us, Hispanic Federation and R.Evolucion Latina, launching Toys 4 Puerto Rico. The toy drive aims to send 10,000 toys to children throughout the island and begins today online at Toysrus.com/Toys4PuertoRico, with donations accepted until Tuesday, January 2.
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With the opioid crisis escalating, Emmy-winning   A&E docuseries Intervention is taking a different, even more intense storytelling approach this season. “We felt that we had the means to go deeper than the smattering of expose docs on the epidemic that have popped up,” says exec producer Tom Greenhut.
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New 10-ep Discovery series The Interrogation Room will premiere January 4 at 10p. In this take on real-life crime, the series places viewers in on the action at the very start of investigations.
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USA Network will return Falling Water for a second season on Saturday, January 6 at 10p. An intersection between reality and unconscious thought, series explores the story of three unrelated people who realize they can affect the waking world from inside their dreams.
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Science Channel’s longest-running space series is returning in January to delve deeper into cosmic exploration. How the Universe Works will be back for a sixth season on Tuesday, January 9 at 10p.
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Carrie heads back to DC in the seventh season of hit drama Homeland, which will kick off on Showtime on Sunday, February 11 at 9p.
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Exes-turned-business-partners DeRon Jenkins and Page Turner rehab and sell homes in HGTV’s Flip or Flop Nashville, the latest installment in the franchise, which premieres Thursday, January 18, at 9p.
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Drama series The Alienist, which opens with a series of haunting murders of male prostitutes in NYC, premieres on TNT Monday, January 22 at 9p.
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The third season of The Detour premieres on TBS on Tuesday, January 23 at 10:30p.
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The third installment of SundanceTV’s original scripted anthology series Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo will return Wednesday, March 7 at 10p. Principal cast James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams will be joined by an ensemble cast including Laura Allen, Corbin Bernsen, Andrew Dice Clay, Louis Gossett Jr. and musician Curtis Harding.
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Bullseye. BBC America will become home to the two largest darts tournaments in the world – the World Darts Championship and the Premier League. The World Darts Championship premieres on BBCA on December 14 and is the biggest darts tournament in the world, featuring 72 players representing 24 countries competing for the Sid Waddell Trophy. Premier League Darts will debut on February 1.
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Discovery en Espanol and the NFL are in the scrum for Aventura NFL, a half-hour special that takes a 360-degree look at the culture and passion found in the NFL game-day experience. Produced by NFL Films, the special will air Tuesday, December 19 at 1p.
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CBS celebrates the holidays with newly colorized eps of two classic comedies – I Love Lucy Christmas Special and The Dick Van Dyke Show – Friday, December 22.
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Travel Channel has a lot of chill. The net’s “Chillcation” programming event, December 25-January 7, features an avalanche of specials and special eps. Don Wildman hosts two Mysteries at the Museum specials: Race to the Antarctic, premiering Thursday, December 28 at 9p and Andes Rescue, premiering Thursday, January 4 at 9p. Best in Snow, a global search to find the most over-the-top snow sculptures, debuts January 7 at 9p, and companion Best in Ice follows at 10p. Additionally, the new season of Expedition Unknown premieres Wednesday, December 27 at 9p.
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Decades Network unwraps a celebration of the comedic genius of Carol Burnett on December 25, beginning at 8a. The marathon “A Christmas Carol” features selected episodes of Carol Burnett and Friends and Burnett’s guest host appearance in The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show.
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Musical acts Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, BTS, Fitz and The Tantrums, Khalid, Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth are on board for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. Special airs Sunday, December 31 at 8p on ABC.
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2018 awards show updates: The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from Las Vegas on CBS on Sunday, April 15 at 8p… The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air live on NBC on Monday, September 17 at 8p.
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History Films and the BFI announced new documentary feature film Escape from Homs, in association with BBC Storyville. Based on the book Under the Wire by Paul Conroy, the film will make its television debut on History in the States and BBC 4 in the UK following a theatrical campaign.
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CBS All Access will debut the second season of its first original drama series, The Good Fight, on Sunday, March 4. New eps of the 13-episode season will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.
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Bravo Media series Top Chef is flipping the tables on Padma Lakshmi, Tom Collicchio, Gail Simmons and Graham Elliott. For the first time, the judges will serve as “cheftestants” in a holiday-themed Quickfire Challenge to benefit charity. The challenge will stream live on Wednesday, December 13 at noon on the official Top Chef Facebook page. Season 15 of the series airs Thursdays at 10p.
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Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television continue to mine DWA IP, with plans to launch six new original series. Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, slated to debut January 19, picks up where the animated feature left off. Also on the slate is a modern reboot take on power twins She-Ra and He-Man, from author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson.
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Amirah Vann (Underground) landed a recurring role in USA Network’s true crime anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
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Nicole Ari Parker (Almost Christmas) will recur opposite Forest Whitaker on Fox‘s Empire.
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Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan), Kevin Chapman (Person of Interest), Jere Shea (Passion) and Lauren E. Banks (Instinct) scored roles in City on a Hill, Showtime’s drama pilot. Amanda Clayton, Rory Culkin, Cathy Moriarty and Michael O’Keefe will guest and recur if the project goes to series.
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The December 6 US premiere of History’s Knightfall was watched by more than 3 million Total Viewers based on Live+3 viewing (+71% over Live+SD).
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Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” continues to drive ratings with the most recent new original holiday premieres pushing the network to be the most-watched and highest-rated on cable among HH, W18-49, W25-54, A25-54, and Total Viewers for the entire weekend. Among Nielsen highlights (L+SD), on Saturday, December 9, The Christmas Cottage averaged a 4.0 HH rating, 4.6 million Total Viewers, and 827,000,000 W25-54. On Sunday, December 10, Sharing Christmas averaged a 3.4 HH rating, 3.7 million Total Viewers, and 703,000 W25-54.
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Ratings for the syndicated newsmagazines ratcheted up in the session ending December 3, the first week after the November sweep, with coverage of the firing of Today co-host Matt Lauer. Leading the magazines was Entertainment Tonight (new season high 3.3 live plus same day national Nielsen, up 22% from the week before), which ballooned to its biggest rating in nine months. Inside Edition (new season high 3.2, up 3%) followed. TMZ (1.5, up 25%), Access Hollywood (1.4, up 8%) and Extra (1.3, up 8%) all steamed to their best rating levels of the season.
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Also seeing sharp increases with reports on the Lauer dismissal were first-run freshman champ Daily Mail TV (1.0, up 11%), which was syndication’s most-watched new show for the 11th week in a row with more than 1.4-million daily viewers, and rising newcomer Page Six TV (0.8, up 33%), which grew the most of any show in syndication and matched its highest rating of the season.
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