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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/15/17)
PBS: Lidia Celebrates America (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Don’t Be Tardy (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: The Exorcist (Finale) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Hawaii Life (Finale) at 9pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Savage Kingdom (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: Z Nation (Finale) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 12/16/17)
ASPIRE: Idols, Icons + Influencers (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Kevin Hart, Musical Guest: Foo Fighters at 11:30pm
REELZ: Copycat Killers (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Secrets of the Underground (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 12/17/17)
E!: Wags LA (Finale) at 10pm
FOOD: Guy’s Grocery Games: Last Judge Standing (Finale) at 8pm
HGTV: Hawaii Life (Finale) at 9:30pm
TBS: Search Party (Finale) at 10:30pm
TLC: Unexpected (Finale) at 10pm
TNT: Good Behavior (Finale) at 10pm

The FCC voted to repeal the 2015 net neutrality rules calling for broadband providers to treat all of their web traffic equally. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a speech before the as-expected 3-2 vote that the action would help consumers and promote competition. “Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas,” maintained Pai. The vote was a victory for the telecom industry, which had fiercely opposed the Obama-era regulations. Mignon Clyburn, one of the 2 Democrats to vote against the reversal, argued, “I am among the millions outraged. Outraged, because the F.C.C. pulls its own teeth, abdicating responsibility to protect the nation’s broadband consumers.” Net neutrality advocates have argued that telcos will now be able to slow or block certain web traffic, or create paid “fast lanes” for consumers and publishers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney is cutting off a significant slice of 21st Century Fox, in deal valued at $66.1 billion that would give it Fox’s FX and National Geographic cable channels, regional sports networks, European pay-TV provider Sky, India’s Star, Fox’s movie studio (The Simpsons, Modern Family) and Fox’s stake in Hulu. 21st would spin off a new company made up of Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and Fox Sports 1 and 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With Disney gearing up to compete with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon, the massive deal adds content and production capabilities, and control of Hulu that will allow the company to “greatly accelerate” the service, said Disney chairmen and chief exective Bob Iger in an investor call. It also offers more international exposure, with Fox’s 22 regional sports networks a boost to ESPN. “Growing our global presence is another of Disney’s strategic priorities that is extremely well served by this acquisition, especially enhancing ESPN’s position as the world’s greatest sports media brand,” said Iger. “The addition of Fox’s global sports platform, which includes 22 regional sports networks in the U.S. as well as a rich portfolio of sports rights in Europe, India and Latin America, nicely complements ESPN’s existing business and creates exciting new avenues to grow this brand far beyond the U.S.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney said it expects it will take 12 to 18 months to close the deal, given the layers of regulatory approval. Though with Iger’s contract extended through 2021, it appears the speculation about a 2020 presidential can be put to bed. “I’m sticking around until the end of 2021, so you do the math,” Iger said on Good Morning America yesterday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tavis Smiley announced that he intends to “fight back” after PBS canceled his talk show distribution deal, claiming the network’s investigators only agreed to interview him after being threatened with a lawsuit. PBS suspended Smiley on Wednesday, after looking into allegations of sexual misconduct. “Following receipt of a complaint, PBS hired an independent law firm to conduct an investigation and we stand by its integrity,” said PBS in a statement. “The totality of the investigation, which included Mr. Smiley, revealed a pattern of multiple relationships with subordinates over many years, and other conduct inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 44th People’s Choice Awards makes its inaugural telecast on E! on November 11, 2018. The ceremony, which moved from CBS, will see Den of Thieves’ Jesse Igniatovic and Evan Prager serve as EPs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oprah Winfrey will be honored with the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs live coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, January 7 at 5p PT and 8p ET.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Allesia Cara, Alesso, Florida Georgia Line, G-Eazy, Halsey, Portugal.The Man , Bebe Rexha, Hailee Steinfeld, Watt and Zedd have been added to the lineup of performers on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. Annual event airs Sunday, December 31 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Classic Movies kicks off its 9th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 26 with a 50th anniversary world premiere restoration screening of The Producers with director, producer, writer and actor Mel Brooks in attendance. Ben Mankiewicz hosts the festivities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment joined forces on “DC in D.C.,” a pop culture event open to the public at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There’s more Larry David on the horizon. HBO renewed Curb Your Enthusiasm for a tenth season on the heels of its ninth season finale. Production is set to begin next spring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network picked up a second season of Best Baker in America. Production begins in early 2018 for a spring launch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix issued a ten-episode order to On My Block. Co-created by Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich and All Eyez On Me writers Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, the coming of age comedy focuses on four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through high school in the rough inner city.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sports Illustrated TV is collaborating with Mandalay Sports Media’s Mike Tollin and Triple Threat TV’s Gary Cohen on original documentary We Town. Show follows the journey of NBA stars Mo Bamba and Cam Reddish, who chose to go to Westtown School, an elite academic school without a basketball tradition, because  they were drawn to Coach Seth Berger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Issa Rae is pitching dystopian sci-fi series The Awoken to broadcasters and streamers. Project hails from Katelyn Howes, who won a diverse writers’ initiative launched by the Insecure star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sonar Entertainment teamed with Like A Photon Creative on Bear & Salmon. The preschool animated series answers life’s big questions from the perspective of young children.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content teamed with Conde Nast Entertainment for a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted series. CNE’s television division had eight series sold or renewed in 2017, including Netflix’s Last Chance U.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET announced its winter schedule. Among the highlights: Black Card Revoked, based on the party game of the same name and hosted by Tony Rock, debuts Thursday, January 18 at 10p; BET’s Mancave from Steve Harvey, featuring candid conversations among men on hot-button topics, immediately follows at 10:30p. The first ever BET Social Awards airs live Sunday, February 11 at 10p, and its first procedural drama, In Contempt, starring Erica Ash, bows Tuesday, April 19 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC set the premiere date for new comedy A.P. Bio from Saturday Night Live writer Mike O’Brien, Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers. Series bows Thursday, February 1 at 9:30p, following Will & Grace. In addition, This Is Us returns from its winter hiatus on Tuesday, January 9 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery spinoff Gold Rush: White Water bows Friday, January 19 at 10p. Docu-series centers on miners who dive deep beneath the water’s surface in search of a fortune. The net’s Street Outlaws returns Monday, January 15 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The automotive thrills continue when Jay Leno’s Garage returns Thursday, January 4 at 10p on CNBC. Celebrity guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spin-off RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars launches season 3 on Thursday, January 25 at 8p on VH1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic documentary series Chain of Command offers an intimate perspective on what has been dubbed “the war of the generation.” Eight-parter bows Monday, January 15 at 9p with a double episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern premieres Tuesday, January 23 at 9p. The 7-episode season reveals the food and stories behind notable characters, cultures and mythology.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sister Wives returns to TLC with a special two-hour episode on Sunday, January 7 at 8p. New series Seeking Sister Wife, exploring three families in their quest to welcome a new wife into their homes, debuts Sunday, January 14 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alone Together bows on Freeform on Wednesday, January 10 at 8:30p. Series centers on platonic best friends, Esther and Benji, who want to be accepted by a vain and status-obsessed culture.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion examines Scott Pruitt and his stewardship in Oklahoma in The Naked Truth: Wasteland. Show debuts Tuesday, December 19 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC gives fans the chance to relive their favorite Walt and Jesse moments with a Breaking Bad marathon. Every episode of the five-season drams airs in chronological order beginning Sunday, December 31 at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mythbusters Mega Merry-Thon features every episode of the Science Channel series beginning Thursday, December 22 at 12a. Stunt culminates with a new episode on Wednesday, January 3 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An encore presentation of CMA Country Christmas airs Thursday, December 21 at 9p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fans of The Incredible Dr. Pol can look forward to “The 12 Days of Dr. Pol,” a Nat Geo Wild marathon beginning Monday, December 25. Marathon eads into the show’s new season premiere on Saturday, January 6 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Catherine Keener was cast as a series regular in upcoming Showtime comedy KiddingPitch alum Kylie Bunbury has signed on to star in ABC’s Get Christie Love reboot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Adventures of Kid Danger premieres Friday, January 19 at 6:30p on Nickelodeon. Series follows Kid Danger and Captain Man as they embark on new adventures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two documentary series investigating corruption debut on Netflix next month. Zero Point Zero Productions food expose, Rotten, bows Friday, January 5. Dirty Money, centered in the corporate world, premieres Friday, January 26.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Perfect Fit bows Tuesday, January 9 on PeopleTV. The body-positive bridal series the search by 12 curvy brides-to-be for ultimate wedding gowns.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES 
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o
Ferdinand (Animated) – John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, David Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson

MEGA MILLIONS
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POWERBALL
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