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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/2/18)
A&E: Intervention (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Tesla’s Death Ray: A Murder Declassified (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: LA to Vegas (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Restored By The Fords (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Hunting Hitler (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Married At First Sight (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: The Challenge (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Ellen’s Game of Games (Premiere) at 8pm
RFD-TV: Positively Paula (Premiere) at 7pm
TLC: My Big Fat Fabulous Life (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: I Am Jazz (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Premiere) at 9:30pm
TRU TV: Hack My Life (Premiere) at 10pm
TRU TV: Hack My Life: Inside Hacks (Premiere) at 10:30pm

Showtime canceled White Famous after one season. The comedy, starring SNL alum Jay Pharoah and based on the experiences of Jamie Foxx, launched October 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz and Encore went dark on Altice USA cable systems, after a new carriage agreement couldn’t be reached before the New Year’s Eve deadline. Said Altice, “Given that Starz is available to all consumers directly through Starz’ own over-the-top streaming service, we don’t believe it makes sense to charge all of our customers for Starz programming.” Starz claimed Altice displayed “an unwillingness to negotiate in good faith,” adding that it remained available to discuss a “fair and reasonable” agreement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An action plan for Time’s Up, a movement to battle sexual harassment faced by women in Hollywood as well as in blue collar workplaces, was revealed Monday. The initiative includes a legal defense fund, legislation to penalize companies that tolerate harassment, a push for gender parity at studios and agencies, and a request that women walking the Golden Globes red carpet wear black. “Now, unlike ever before, our access to the media and to important decision makers has the potential of leading to real accountability and consequences,” said a letter on the group’s web site addressed, Dear Sisters. “We want all survivors of sexual harassment, everywhere, to be heard, be believed, and to know that accountability is possible.” Among the TV A-listers involved in the 300-strong group are America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Jill Soloway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dr. Phil called allegations by three guests that the talk show had enabled their use of drugs and alcohol for episodes on addiction “nonsense.” Said the show, “Unfortunately, addicts often lash out at the very people who are trying the hardest to help them break the cycle of addiction. Although terribly unfortunate, this is an understandable part of the behavior of addicts on their journey to recovery. Deception, dishonesty and denial are hallmarks of addiction.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

While traditional media stocks ended the year up 7.1% over 2016, big digital media companies Facebook, Netflix and Amazon all rose just over 50%, and Twitter topped 46%. The Dow Jones Industrial Index fell in the middle, closing 2017 up 24.7%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Television Academy elected 17 first-time members to its board of governors. Serving 2-year terms will be Lesley Aletter, Brenda Brkusic, Jeff Calderon, Rich Carter, Terri Carter, John Debney, Keiren Fisher, Greg Kupiec, Eboni Nichols, Laurie Parres, Christopher Reeves, Glenn Rigberg, Jill Sanford, John Simmons, Halina Siwolop, Steven Spignese and Michael Spiller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Cowboy Channel, dedicated to western sports and lifestyle, has launched on DirecTV channel 603. The net says that makes it available on all major MSOs, as well as streamer Sling TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NFL closed 2017 by canceling its last game of the year, which would have aired on NBC at 8:30p on New Year’s Eve. “We felt that both from a competitive standpoint and from a fan perspective, the most fair thing to do is to schedule all Week 17 games in either the 1 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET windows,” said NFL SVP of broadcasting Howard Katz. “This ensures that we do not have a matchup on Sunday Night Football on New Year’s Eve that because of earlier results has no playoff implications for one or both of the competing teams.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX ordered Pose from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk. The dance musical series features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles and the largest recurring LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted TV series, according to the net. One actor not in the cast is Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, who exited a role FX said had been “reconceived and rewritten to be a 50-year-old African-American woman.” That part is now being played by Charlayne Woodard (The Leftovers).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Modern Family celebrates its 200th episode on Wednesday, January 10 at 9p with the family rallying to Phil’s side at the hospital. Fred Willard and Fred Savage guest star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first round of presenters for the 75th Golden Globe Awards includes Halle BerryCarol BurnettKelly ClarksonDarren Criss, Penelope CruzGal GadotGreta GerwigHugh GrantNeil PatrickChris HemsworthChristina Hendricks, Isabelle HuppertShirley MacLaineRicky Martin, Sarah Jessica ParkerAmy PoehlerEdgar RamírezSeth RogenJ.K. SimmonsSharon StoneAaron Taylor-JohnsonAlicia VikanderKerry Washington, and Emma Watson. Seth Meyers-hosted show airs Sunday, January 7 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of the Globes, the Beverly Hills police are taking extra security measures this year, following attacks like the Las Vegas massacre last year. No specific threats were reported, but the police plan to have the Beverly Hilton and environs well covered.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Academy Award nominee I Am Not Your Negro premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 15 at 10p (check local listings). The documentary, an examination of race in America, is based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 4 of The Royals premieres Sunday, March 11 at 10p on E!. Also returning is digital companion series The Royal Hangover.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meet the next generation of stand-up comics in truTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, debuting Wednesday, January 3 at 11p. The net welcomes back Impractical Jokers for season 7 on Thursday, February 1 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Canadian family drama Heartland is back for season 11 on its U.S. cable home, UP tv, on Wednesday, February 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eight-part original series The End of the F***ing World launches on Netflix Friday, January 5. Dark road trip dramedy is based on Charles Forsman’s graphic novels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney|ABC Television and Disney Publishing Worldwide are donating up to one million books to nonprofit First Book, provider of new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families. The giveaway happens during Disney’s sixth annual Magic of Storytelling campaign, running through March 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest delivered 10.5 million viewers and 3.1/13 among A18-49 to top its 8p-10p time slot. The show rose to 15.7 million viewers and 5.0/20 in the demo from 10p-11p, its best results since debuting in 2000. Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square drew 5.8 million viewers P2+ and a 1.8.8 Live+SD rating in the demo, to rank #2 for the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Married to Medicine delivered 800,000 viewers P18-49, up 12% versus the week prior, in Nielsen Live+3 numbers. The Real Housewives of New Jersey also cleaned up, scoring 1.18 million in the demo, up 5%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix movie Bright, starring Will Smith, delivered 11 million U.S. TV viewers in its first 3 days and 7 million among A18-49, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Sunday Night Football is pacing to be the most-viewed series of the season, averaging 18.2 million viewers in Live+SD viewing from September 7-December 25. Last year the games averaged 20.3 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Rose Marie died December 28. She was 94. Marie was best known to TV audiences for her role as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, as well as her appearances on game show The Hollywood Squares.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jim Burns, co-creator of MTV Unplugged, died December 26 after being hit by a taxi in Manhattan. He was 65. “His groundbreaking work continues to resonate with audiences around the world,” said MTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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