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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/22/17)
WE TV: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 12/23/17)
DIY: First Time Flippers (Finale) at 9pm and 9:30pm

(SUNDAY 12/24/17)
STARZ: The Girlfriend Experience (Finale) at 9pm

Epix canceled Graves, starring Nick Nolte as a former president out to reclaim his legacy, after 2 seasons. The turned-out-to-be-finale of the show, Epix’s first scripted comedy series, aired December 10.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Add Alexandra Canosa, a former associate producer on Netflix’s Marco Polo, to the list of people suing Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company for sexual harassment and assault. In a $10 million lawsuit, Canosa alleges Weinstein “made it clear that if she did not succumb to his demands or if she exposed his unwanted conduct there would be retaliation, including humiliation, the loss of her job and any ability to work in the entertainment business.” Through a representative, Weinstein has insisted “there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mark Schwahn, creator, EP and showrunner of E!’s The Royals, was suspended last month after female cast and crew members accused him of sexual harassment on a previous series, One Tree Hill. Now he’s out for good. “We have concluded our investigation and Mark will not be returning to The Royals,” said producer Lionsgate Television. Season 4 had already completed production; no decision on season 5 has been announced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google’s annual “Year in Search,” analyzing Google Trends data to determine the top search topics, found the top 5 trending people were all – for good or bad – tied to the media business. Disgraced former Today host Matt Lauer topped the list, followed by Suits-star-turned-future-princess Meghan Markle, Italian investigative journalist and TV host Nadia Toffa, disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein and disgraced House of Cards star Kevin Spacey. The top 10 most-searched series in the U.S. were:

1 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
2 Game of Thrones (HBO)
3 This Is Us (NBC)
4 Iron Fist (Netflix)
5 Riverdale (CW)
6 Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
7 The Good Doctor (ABC)
8 Santa Clarita Diet (HBO)
9 Big Little Lies (HBO)
10 American Gods (Starz)
(Source: Cynopsis)

Count Britney Spears in on the countdown action for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. The “Oops! I Did it Again” singer won’t be joining Seacrest in Times Square, though; she’ll perform from Las Vegas. Celebration starts at 8p on ABC. In 2018, China will be joining the party – dcp struck a deal with STX Entertainment to distribute the show there.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roseanne fans wondering how the show is writing in both actresses who played Becky – Lecy Goranson, who originated the role, and Sarah Chalke, who took over in season 6 after Goranson went to college – have their answer. EW reports Goranson plays Becky, while Chalke will play a married woman who hires Becky to serve as her surrogate. The series, which ran from 1988-1997, returns to ABC Tuesday, March 27 with its original cast intact – plus one.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal is extending the run of “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” in NYC. Tickets for the immersive experience connecting fans with characters, costumes and events are now available through April 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA true crime anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. will make an appearance at the Sundance Film Festival ahead of its February 27 linear premiere, reports Deadline. Clips and a panel about the show will be presented in Park City on January 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Urban Movie Channel original movie Our Dream Christmas premieres today on the streaming service. Film centers on a dysfunctional family trying one last time to have the perfect Christmas. Also arriving today is Lawd Have Mercy – Holiday Special, a look at the lighter side of the season via clips from the internet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID is offering “A Very Kenda Christmas” 48-hour marathon with the Homicide Hunter himself, Lt. Joe Kenda, as host. In vignettes airing over the course of the two days, the tough guy will be shown in a new light.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s The Profit, heads to California as Proposition 64, the new law allowing adults to buy cannabis legally, goes into effect on New Year’s Day. Special episode “The Profit in Marijuana Country,” airing Tuesday, January 2 at 10p, focuses on growers and entrepreneurs betting on the future of pot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thirteen’s Cyberchase airs a New Year’s Eve-themed episode, “A Reboot Eve to Remember,” on Friday, December 29 on PBS Kids (check local listings). Series stars Christopher Lloyd and Gilbert Gottfried as “The Hacker” and “Digit.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s The X-Files returns Wednesday, January 3 at 8p. A new teaser offers hints of what’s to come from series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter (prepare to be shocked by the cigarette smoking man) – you can check it out here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America premieres at a special time Sunday, February 4 at 10p, sliding to its regular 9p timeslot for a “Sweets for My Sweetie” Valentine’s episode the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up is premiering “Meowy Christmas!” on Christmas morning, from 7-9a. The special episode of Meow Manor, described as “that show where you watch a bunch of people who live together in a house…but with cats!” will feature a Christmas tree, ornaments, tinsel and wrapping paper for kitties to sink their claws into.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access is now available on Samsung Smart TVs. Users with Tizen models issued from 2015 on will be able to stream the service on their devices; CBS All Access will be available on older models in the near future.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook and Universal Music Group struck a global, multi-year agreement making UMG the first major music company to allow Facebook users to add songs from its catalog to video posts, as well as Instagram and Oculus. “Facebook and UMG are creating a dynamic new model for collaboration between music companies and social platforms to advance the interests of recording artists and songwriters while enhancing the social experience of music for their fans,” said Michael Nash, EVP of digital strategy, UMG. “This partnership is an important first step demonstrating that innovation and fair compensation for music creators are mutually reinforcing – they thrive together.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime announced its 2018 series slate. Arriving in January is drama Britannia, set in 43 AD, followed in February by Absentia, starring and exec produced by Castle’s Stana Katic, and docu-series Grand Prix Driver. Among the offerings debuting at an unspecified point next year are unscripted series following Hannah Grant and the Tour de France, and the University of Michigan football team, along with an adaptation of Australian novel Picnic at Hanging Rock, set-in-the-present-day King Lear, and Hugh Grant in A Very English Scandal. CIA drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and an adaptation of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair are also on the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video has been busy nailing down content deals with Spain’s Mediaset Espana, Atresmedia and Radio Television Espanola, for programming that would air not only in Spain but Latin America and in some cases, the U.S. Hispanic market.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC won the fourth quarter for the sixth consecutive year among A18-49, with an average 2.4 rating that led by a margin of +33%, the biggest advantage for any network in the season in the 30-year history of the Nielsen people meter sample. In total viewers NBC was second to CBS, with 9.2 million versus 9.8 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 35 finale of CBS’s Survivor delivered a 1.9/8 rating among A18-49, matching its last 2 finales. Survivor Reunion was up 23% from December 2016, with 1.6/6 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale for Nat Geo WILD miniseries Savage Kingdom: Uprising delivered almost 600,000 total viewers and a .35 and over 200,000 among 25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Veteran TV producer Vanessa Greene died December 13 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 63. Greene, whose TV-movies included Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case and Under the Influence, worked for USA Network and was a senior executive at CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Pitch Perfect 3 – Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, John Lithgow, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Anna Camp, Ruby Rose
Father Figures – Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhimes, Harry Shearer, June Squibb
Downsizing – Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Kier, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern
Crooked House (Limited Release) – Glenn Close, Terrence Stamp, Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Julian Sands, Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks, Amanda Abbington
Hostiles (Limited Release) – Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, adam Beach, Rory Cochrane, Peter Mullan, Scott Wilson
The Post (Limited Release) – Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Bob Odenkirk, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Paulson, Tracy Letts

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $247 million

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $300 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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