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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/9/18)
A&E: Undercover High (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: The Haves and The Have Nots (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: American Experience (Premiere) at 9pm
REELZ: Real Story Of…(Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: How The Universe Works (Premiere) at 10pm
SPIKE TV: Ink Master (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: America’s Next Top Model (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: Grave Secrets (Finale) at 10pm
TNT: Major Crimes (Finale) at 9pm
VELOCITY: Bitchin’ Rides (Finale) at 9pm

Pink has been tapped to sing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. It’s the “Raise Your Glass” singer’s first time onstage during the program; Justin Timberlake headlines the halftime show Sunday, February 4 on NBC.
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NBC removed a tweet posted after Golden Globes host Seth Meyers joked about Oprah Winfrey being president during Sunday’s awards show. The tweet showed a photo of Winfrey with the words, “Nothing but respect for OUR future president.” Explained NBC the morning after, “The tweet was sent out by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the live broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the opening monologue and not meant to be a political statement.”
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Late fashion designer Gianni Versace’s family is not happy with Ryan Murphy’s upcoming The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. “Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is based…this TV series should only be considered a work of fiction,” said a statement from the fashion house. (Which of course just makes us want to watch it even more.) Responded FX, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versaci is based on Maureen Orth’s heavily researched and authenticated non-fiction best seller ‘Vulgar Favors’ which examined the true life crime spree of Andrew Cunanan. We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth.” Series debuts Friday, January 19 on FX.
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MTV renewed Floribama for season 2, set to premiere this summer. The reality show featuring partiers in the Florida Panhandle averaged 1.43 rating in Live+3 among P18-34 during its freshman run, which ended last night.
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Alison Cross will receive the WGA West’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for television writing at the West Coast ceremony on February 11. The Emmy winner is a co-exec producer on CBS’s S.W.A.T. and was an exec producer on CBS All AccessThe Good Fight.
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Production has started on a new season of DIY’s The Vanilla Ice Project. “Ice Ice Baby” singer/home renovation expert Rob Van Winkle and crew showcase the latest home technology and design trends as they transform a blah property in a showplace. During its last run, the show delivered a 52% increase over year-ago levels in its Sunday timeslot.
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ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said Shonda Rimes may have moved to Netflix, but their relationship is “as strong as it’s ever been.” And, of course, they’re still in business. “I’m really excited about the 3 shows we have on the air and the 2 we’re about the launch,” said Dungey of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and soon-to-debut For the People and a Grey’s spin-off.
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is “the strongest that it’s ever been, and we’ve been really excited about what the producers are talking about for the second half of the season,” said Dungey. Do we smell a season 6? Dungey said that decision will be made when the producers share their plan. No decision has been made about Inhumans, either, but “I will say the numbers were less exciting for us than we hoped they would be,” acknowledged the exec.
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Dungey said it could have been just a case of bad timing for The Mayor, pulled off the air with 4 episodes still to go. “I feel like the show arrived on the scene at a time when people were feeling a little bit fatigued about anything that had to do with politics,” said Dungey of the freshman comedy about a rapper who wins a mayoral election as part of a publicity stunt. Dungey didn’t fault the marketing. “The issue did not seem to be one of the audience not knowing that the show was there, which is sometimes the case,” said Dungey. “People knew, they just didn’t come.”
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The Office alum Jenna Fischer said “something about this script just spoke to me,” when discussing upcoming comedy Splitting Up Together, focused on a married couple who are taking a break but living together to co-parent their children. “I’m a wife and mother now, and I feel like I’m going to get to express this whole other part of my personality….It was just such a rich world, but told so beautifully and warmly.” Would she take part in the rumored revival of The Office? “I don’t know anything about The Office revival,” said Fischer. “But I love Pam, oh my God!”
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ABC renewed The Gong Show for a second season, with production starting later this year. At TCA, Mike Myers confirmed that he is Tommy Maitland, the “British” host of the show. “Being the host of The Gong Show is pure a blast! Pure fun,” said Myers. “It is with great delight that I can finally admit that there is indeed a Tommy Maitland, and that I portray him.”
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Jimmy Kimmel, at TCA to talk about his upcoming job hosting the Academy Awards, said it was too soon to tell if the #MeToo movement would shake up the Oscars ceremony the way it did the Golden Globes. “It’s 2 months from now,” said Kimmel. “It’s like getting into a hot tub, you can’t know what the temperature is until you get there.” It will be Kimmel’s second year emceeing the event, and while Warren Beatty read the wrong movie name for Best Picture on his watch, “99% of the show went pretty well,” said Kimmel. “Ultimately it’s just a bunch of celebrities handing each other trophies.” Still, said Kimmel, “If it happens again, literally everyone that works at ABC should be fired.”
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Midseason by the numbers: ABC’s American Idol revival premieres Sunday, March 11, as previously announced, followed by new procedural Deception. ABC announced the singing competition will also air Mondays from 8p-10p for 7 weeks, starting March 12. Shondaland drama For the People debuts Monday, March 12 at 10p, and the unnamed Greys Anatomy spin-off will have a 2-hour premiere on Thursday, March 22 at 9p. Scandal is back for its final run Thursday, March 29 at 10p, a slot filled by Quantico starting April 26. The Crossing slips into The Good Doctor’s shoes Monday, April 2 at 10p; the Roseanne reboot gets a one-hour premiere on Tuesday, March 27 at 8p, and new comedy Splitting Up Together airs the same night at 9:30p. Comedy Alex, Inc. is introduced Wednesday, March 28 at 8:30p, and Dancing With the Stars debuts an All-Athletes Edition on Monday, April 30.
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TLC’s “Say Yes to the Prom” is back for a seventh year, working with Macy’s to help 1000 students make their prom dreams come true with dresses, tuxes and style sessions with Monte Durham (Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta). Special 2018 Say Yes to the Prom airs Sunday, March 24 at 9p.
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The NBCUniversal Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, is launching “Project Innovation,” a competitive grant challenge that will award approximately $5 million in grants over 2 years to local not-for-profit organizations that leverage technology to solve everyday problems in the areas of civic engagement, skills for the digital economy and STEM/STEAM youth programming. Grant applications open on January 12, 2018 and close on February 2, 2018.
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Fuse has a Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming block, “We the Dreamers,” beginning Monday, January 15 at 10a with Right Footed, chronicling the life of disabilities advocate Jessica Cox.
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Not interested in PyeongChang? The Bachelor Winter Games, a 4-episode series featuring 14 international singles looking for love with Bachelor Nation favorites, launches Tuesday, February 13 at 8p on ABC opposite the Olympics. Bachelors and bachelorettes will compete in winter-themed challenges, overseen, of course, by host Chris Harrison.
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Actor/comedian Tom Green stars in Travel Channel’s Giant America, airing Monday, January 15 at 9:30p. Half-hour special explores massive structures and attractions.
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Nickelodeon is premiering new original movie Blurt (formerly Inside Voice) on Monday, February 19 at 7p. Live-action comedy tells the story of a boy who, after a virtual reality mishap, starts speaking every thought he has out loud.
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After working with Whosay for 2 years, Viacom inked a deal to acquire the influencer marketing company. “We’re excited about a deeper integration with a trusted leader in the influence marketing space and the strength and scale of our combined capabilities,” said Viacom. The partnership will also help fuel Viacom’s new digital studios unit.
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Hulu renewed Marvel’s Runaways and Future Man for 13-episode second seasons. Freshman season finale of Runaways airs today.
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PeopleTV’s The Perfect Fit launches today, documenting the search for wedding gowns by 12 curvy brides-to-be.
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Hopster and Sesame Workshop are collaborating to bring short-form episodes of Sesame Street content to the platform in North America and the UK. Hopster is offering a limited number of Sesame Street episodes to users free of charge; Hopster subscribers will have access to all newly-added Sesame Street segments.
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Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards on NBC earned a 5.0 ratings among A18-49 and 19 million viewers, down 11% in the demo and 5% in viewers versus last year. (But, Oprah!)
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Airing opposite the Golden Globes coverage didn’t hurt ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos, setting new season highs of 6.0 million total viewers (+30%) and 1.4/4 among A18-49 (+40%), or Shark Tank, drawing 4.7 million viewers (up +27%) and 1.3/4 (up +44%) in the demo.
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Grown-ish ranked as Freeform’s biggest series launch in 2 years among Total Viewers (1.56 million), A18-49 (917,000/.71), W18-49 (658,000/1.01), W18-34 (340,000/.98) and F12-34 (448,000/.96).
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The series premiere of Fox’s 9-1-1 delivered 10.5 million 3-day multi-platform total viewers and gained +50% in Live+3 viewing among A18-49 (to 2.7/10), ranking as the highest-rated Wednesday premiere in all of television in over a year.
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HGTV’s Restored by the Fords averaged a .75 rating among P25-54 on Tuesday, January 2, making it the #1 cable program at 10p among upscale W25-54, A18-49 and W18-49.
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The last 3 months of 2017 gave Hallmark Channel all-time highs, including its most-watched and highest-rated day, week, month, and quarter in network history. Hallmark beat broadcast nets on Saturday nights 8p-10p, with “Countdown to Christmas” original Saturday night premieres averaging 972,000 W25-54 and 4.8 million Total Viewers.
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