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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/11/18)
CREATE TV: Travels with Darley (Premiere) at 1:30am
LIFETIME: Making A Model with Yoland Hadid (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Building Giants (Premiere) at 9pm
UP: Expecting (Premiere) at 9:30pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop Fort Worth (Finale) at 9pm

Michael J. Fox is guesting on ABC’s Designated Survivor for a 5-episode arc later this year, as a bulldog of a lawyer hired by the White House. Drama returns from winter break Wednesday, February 28 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

21st Century Fox is striking a deal to acquire 10 local TV stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group, according to the Financial Times. Sinclair may be selling stations to get final approval for its acquisition of Tribune Media, while Fox, with $66 billion is assets going to Disney, could benefit from adding to its station group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform announced the initial panel lineup for its first “Freeform Summit,” featuring a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and other issues defining modern youth culture. Participants include Kenya Barris (grown-ish), Yara Shahidi (grown-ish), Freeform EVP programming & development Karey Burke and Elaine Welteroth, EOC of teenVogue, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks for NBCUniversal Cable, tackled the subject of Catt Sandler’s decision to leave E! after learning her male co-host made “close to double” what she did. “Jason Kennedy and Catt Sandler had different roles, and therefore different salaries,” said Berwick, speaking at the end of Rose McGowan’s Citizen Rose TCA segment. “Catt was focused on daytime, Jason Kennedy is on prime evening news, plus red carpet. Our employees’ salaries are based on their roles and their expertise, regardless of gender.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT greenlit Snowpiercer, based on the 2013 film. Futuristic thriller, set 7 years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, stars Jennifer Connolly (A Beautiful Mind) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, with CJ Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network is teaming with Sony Pictures Television to develop original scripted anthology series Accused with producer David Shore (The Good Doctor). Production partners for the show, based on a UK format, will include Shore Z Productions and All3Media America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Television Group digital studio Blue Ribbon Content got 2 new series orders from Verizon, it was announced at TCA. Live-action comedies are Golden Revenge, from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, and Critters: A New Binge, adapted from the cult classic films. “With a cast list as diverse as puppies, cats and rampaging critters, these two new shows are perfect examples of the unexpected and dynamic programming we aim to produce at Blue Ribbon Content,” said Peter Girardi, EVP, Blue Ribbon Content, and EVP alternative programming, Warner Bros. Animation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC gave a put pilot commitment to a family drama from Campanario Entertainment, ABC Studios and Scooter Braun’s SB Projects that has the support of the family of Selena Quintanilla. But it’s not biographical. The project, being written by Miguel Nolla (Scandal), “is inspired by the musical legacy of Selena Quintanilla,” says Jaime Davila, president of Campanario. “Working with ABC to honor her legacy and showcase a successful, aspirational Latino family on television is an incredible opportunity.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered a 13-episode season 2 of Ellen’s Game of Games. “I hope this can continue to be a show that families can come together and enjoy watching as much as I enjoy hosting,” said Ellen DeGeneres. “I don’t wanna say this next season is gonna be even messier, but I have invested heavily into a whipped cream company.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jillian O’Brien landed the executive producer job at syndicated weekend political show Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien. O’Brien (no relation to host and produce Soledad) spent much of her career at CNN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A+E Studios signed a two-year, first look development deal with management and production company Thruline Entertainment, calling for them to develop and produce scripted content together for the A+E portfolio of networks, as well as outside buyers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jean-Marc Vallee and partner Nathan Ross (Big Little Lies) have formed a production company. Crazyrose will develop, finance and produce film, TV and documentaries, and partner with Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s Bloom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 5 of Silicon Valley launches on HBO Sunday, March 25 at 10p. Missing from the action will be T.J. Miller, who left the comedy in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Douglas-narrated Grand Prix Driver premieres Friday, February 9 on Amazon. Series promises “unprecedented access” to the legendary Formula 1 race team McLaren.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New comedy series La Casa de Veraneo (The Summer Home) launches on Television Dominicana Saturday, January 13 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another round of performers was announced for the 60th Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, January 28 at 7:30p on CBS: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Kesha, Bruno Mars, Cardi B and SZA. Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic will take the stage with a group of suicide attempt and loss survivors selected by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, in a special performance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Julie Walters (Billy Elliot) will narrate My Wonderful Life for UK’s Sky 1. The 4-part doc has people with terminal illnesses record messages and arrange surprises for loved ones, to be delivered after they pass.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018, hosted by CBS SportsBoomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah (NCIS: LA) airs Tuesday, January 30 at 8p. This go-round, 5 spots featuring celebs and athletes (“Men”) face off against scene-stealing animals (“Beast”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Trevor Noah selected Loyiso Madinga to helm topical segments for the African broadcast of Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The South African-based correspondent’s segments will air intermittently on Comedy Central across the continent, starting with a field report from the African National Congress Elective Conference tonight. “As wild as Donald Trump is for America, many countries around the world have Trumps ….we thought ‘why not give each country a chance to show off their stable geniuses?,’” said Noah.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominated for Directors Guild Awards are directors for Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, and 3 episodes of Game of Thrones in the drama category, and Master of None (2 episodes), Silicon Valley, Veep and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for comedy. Nods for TV movies/mini-series went to directors of Godless, The Wizard of Lies, Story of a Girl, Big Little Lies and The Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV nominees for The Costume Designers Guild Awards include The Crown, Feud: Bette and Joan, GLOW, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Stranger Things for excellence in period television; American Horror Story: Cult, Big Little Lies, Grace and Frankie, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Young Pope for contemporary TV; and Black Mirror: USS Calista, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow and Star Trek: Discovery for sci-fi/fantasy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up for Cinema Audio Society honors are Big Little Lies, Black Mirror, Fargo, Sherlock and Twin Peaks for TV movie or mini-series; Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Crown and The Handmaid’s Tale for hourlong series; and Ballers, black-ish, Modern Family, Silicon Valley and Veep for half-hour series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered supernatural drama Chambers, focused on a young heart attack survivor who starts taking on the characteristics of her heart donor. Creator and writer is Leah Rachel; Akela Cooper (Marvel’s Cage) is showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple gave a straight-to-series order to sci-fi drama See, set in the far future, from Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders). Knight and director Francis Lawrence will exec produce, along with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Critical Role premieres on Alpha, the streaming service from Nerdist and Greek & Sundry, today. Show follows Matthew Mercer leading a group of fellow voice actors on Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan saw a 13% bump Christmas week, for its biggest rating since Ryan Seacrest joined the show in May 2017. That was enough to tie usual leader Dr. Phil (down 13% – thank you, college bowl game preemptions) with 2.6. Hitting season highs were fellow talkers Maury (1.6, up 14%, Rachael Ray (1.4, up 8%), Steve Wilkos (1.3, up 8%) and Jerry Springer (1.3, up 8%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 6 premiere of Nashville on CMT delivered 1.6 million viewers and .8 among A18-49, up 7% and 20%, respectively, versus last season’s average. This will be the country music drama’s final run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory with Christian Borle is closing on Sunday 1/14/18.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory/

Miss Saigon is closing on Sunday 1/14/18.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/miss-saigon/

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