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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 1/3/18)
ABC: Match Game (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: The Amazing Race (Premiere) at 8pm
CNBC: Billion Dollar Buyer (Premiere) at 10pm
E!: WAGS Atlanta (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: The X-Files (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: 9-1-1 (Premiere) at 9pm
FREEFORM: grown-ish (Premiere) at 8pm
MTV: Catfish: The TV Show (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO.: Locked Up Abroad (Premiere) at 9pm
TRU TV: Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks (Premiere) at 11pm
A&E: Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Murder In The Heartland (Finale) at 9pm
POP: Hot Date (Finale) at 11pm

Matt Lauer, fired from NBC’s Today following allegations of sexual harassment, texted Hoda Kotb after news broke yesterday that she was replacing him as co-anchor. Kotb, who had been filling in following Lauer’s dismissal in November, joins Savannah Guthrie. Kotb told ET Lauer “said congratulations and some really nice words.” Kotb will, for now, continue to co-host Today’s 10a hour with Kathie Lee Gifford, who was also enthusiastic. “So happy for my dear friend @hodakotb…Nobody does it better!” Gifford tweeted.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also happy is NBC News Group chairman Andy Lack. In an email to staff, Lack said, “Over the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah, and the two have quickly hit the ground running. They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of Today.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miss America 1989 and former Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson has been named chair of the Miss America Organization board of directors, following the resignations of organization leaders who shared offensive emails. Carlson’s 2016 sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News head Roger Ailes led to Ailes’ exit, not to mention a $20 million settlement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! gave the green light to Citizen Rose, a 5-part limited series following actress/activist Rose McGowan as she readies her memoir/manifesto, BRAVE, for release. “E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a BRAVE life,” said McGowan. Show kicks off with a 2-hour special on Tuesday, January 30 at 8p, followed by 4 more episodes in Spring 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Life of a Fitness Star, following Caleb Marshall’s rise to fitness guru-dom, launches on Verizon’s go90 on Tuesday, January 9. DanceOn is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spotify is being sued by Wixen Music Publisher, which is looking for (gulp) $1.6 billion from the streaming service for infringing on the copyrights of thousands of songs. “Spotify has repeatedly failed to obtain necessary statutory, or ‘mechanical,’ licenses to reproduce and/or distribute musical compositions on its service,” says the suit. “Consequently, while Spotify has become a multibillion dollar company, songwriters and their publishers, such as Vixen, have not been able to fairly and rightfully share in Spotify’s success.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The red carpet pre-show for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will stream Sunday, January 7 starting at 6p on Facebook. AJ Gibson, Jeannie May, Scott Mantz and Laura Marano host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have it for season 2. The series is adapted from Lee’s 1986 movie. The streaming service also announced a season 2 premiere date for A Series of Unfortunate Events: March 30.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The double overtime Rose Bowl scored a 12.5 overnight rating, with ratings up 29% versus last year on ESPN and ESPN2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC started off 2018 with the season 22 premiere of The Bachelor (1.5/5) and a repeat of The Good Doctor pilot (.7/3) down last year opposite college football, but winning the night in broadcast among A18-49 with an average 1.2/4 in the demo. Repeats of CBS’s Big Bang Theory and 3 Young Sheldon eps averaged 5.34 million, grabbing the biggest broadcast audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Part 1 of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest (11:30p-12:32a) rose to 25.6 million viewers and an 8.2 rating among A18-49, the ABC special’s biggest overall audience in at least 27 years, predating the start of Nielsen’s electronic database.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CASTING CALL
Parents, do your kids age 7-13 share a room? Do they really need their own rooms? An awesome new renovation series wants to treat your kids to the room transformations of their dreams. If you own your home, live in the NY Metro area and are a family with two kids sharing a bedroom, with potential space to expand, we want to hear from YOU! Email roommakeover@departure-films.com explaining the crowded bedroom situation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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