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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/19/18)
COOKING CHANNEL: Cake Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Gold Rush: White Water (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Texas Flip N Move (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher (Premiere) at 10pm
NICK: The Adventures of Kid Danger (Premiere) at 6:30pm
PBS: American Masters (Premiere) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 1/20/18)
AMC, BBCA, IFC, SUNDANCE TV, WE TV: Planet Earth: Blue Planet II (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Say Yes: Wedding SOS (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Jessica Chastain, Musical Guest: Troye Sivan at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 1/21/18)
E!: E! Live From Red Carpet: The 2018 SAG Awards at 6pm
TNT & TBS: 24th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards at 8pm
FOX: The Resident (Premiere) at 10pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Supercar Superbuild (Premiere) at 9pm
STARZ: Counterpart (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Roadside Eats: Top 20 (Premiere) at 10pm

Conan O’Brien’s Conan Without Borders trip to Haiti, announced right after President Trump reportedly made disparaging remarks about the island nation, will air as a primetime special Saturday, January 27 at 10p on TBS. Someone’s in a hurry – O’Brien just landed in Haiti yesterday. It’s the shortest time ever between the filming and airing of a Without Borders special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be among the guest judges for season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, launching Thursday, January 25 at 8p on VH1. “All I can say is, you betta werk! Had a fablulous time,” tweeted Pelosi after taping her episode. Among the other judges will be Kristin Chenoweth (American Gods), designer Marc Jacobs, Constance Zimmer (UnREAL) and American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fall of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein “is not going to stop the show,” said Robert Redford on opening day of the 35th Sundance Film Festival. Added Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam, “We were sickened to learn of Harvey’s behavior….We are not going to go backwards.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a first, NBC will live stream the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics. In past years, while NBC has covered sports events live, it only aired the ceremonies live when they took place in the U.S. or Canada. But if East Coasters want to catch the opening of the PyeongChang Games live, they’ll have to be up at 6a ET.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV nominees for PGA Awards’ Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy, are HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Silicon Valley and Veep; Netflix’s Master of None; and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Drama nods went to HBO’s Big Little Lies (moved from limited series to drama after it was renewed) and Game of Thrones, Netflix’s The Crown and Stranger Things, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Landing long-form nominations were Netflix’s Black Mirror, FX’s Fargo and Feud: Bette and Joan, PBS’s Sherlock: The Lying Detective and HBO’s The Wizard of Lies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In addition to their pending lawsuit asking AMC for $280 million in profit participation, The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont and CAA filed a new $10 million suit accusing AMC of “shady accounting practices” and hiding evidence. The latter allegation refers to the difference in profit calculations between Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman’s agreement and Darabont’s.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An immigration-themed reboot of 1994-2000 family drama Party of Five landed a put pilot commitment from Freeform. The new version, from original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and Sony Pictures Television, follows the five Buendias children after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform is also developing Augs, a futuristic drama from Scott Stewart (Dark Skies) and Anonymous Content, and has assembled a writers room for period drama Cleopatra, from Michael Seitzman (Code Black), Christina Davis, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A spinoff of Jerry Bruckenheimer’s Bad Boys starring Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane) got a pilot order from NBC, reports TheWrap. Union is reprising her role from 2003’s Bad Boys II.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New 6-episode documentary series Nova Wonders is slated to launch on PBS in spring 2018. Series follows researchers tackling unanswered questions about life and the cosmos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry is back for season 3 on Wednesday, February 28 at 9p. Among the celebs connecting with the dead this time around are Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Real Housewife Teresa Giudice, La Toya Jackson and rapper Iggy Azalea.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Clip-based series Zoofari, showcasing animals from around the world, launches on Nickelodeon on Monday, February 5 at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Victims lost to gun violence and terrorism will be honored at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards taking place Sunday, January 28 on CBS. A tribute will be performed by 3 of the artists who participated in the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas: Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Networks International feature length doc Slider: Ice Warrior Challenge follows the journey of a double amputee who redefined himself as a champion powerlifter, now testing his limits in the sport of skeleton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ReelzABBA: When All Is Said and Done, airing Saturday, January 20 at 8p, tells the story of Agnetha Faltskog and “Frida” Anni-Frid Lyngstad, the two women in Swedish pop super group ABBA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NFL players who will vie for the title of MVP: Most Valuable Performer on CBS’s new, live, one-hour interactive talent show are Brandon Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Justin Tucker, Alex Collins, Cody and Jacob Hollister (performing together), and Kevin Zeitler. The finalists, selected via a nationwide vote, will showcase their off-the-field talent on an LL Cool J-hosted broadcast Thursday, January 25 at 8p. If any player is unable to perform due to their football obligations, Domata Peko and Robert Nkemdiche have been named as alternates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SundanceTV is airing miniseries and films throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. Kicking things off is most-watched-miniseries Roots, starting Saturday, February 10 at noon, followed the next day by sequel Roots: The Next Generations at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sportsman Channel is launching its first-ever “Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest,” with upwards of 500 vendors and 15,000 patrons expected to converge in Houston from July 20-22. Slate of events includes speaking programs, seminars, demonstrations and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grace & Frankie’s Jane Fonda, honored with a Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award at NATPE, told Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who presented it to her, “I would not be getting this award if you haven’t given me a life in television.” Legacy awards also went to Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods), producer Greg Berlanti, TNT and TBS head Kevin Reilly, and chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Television Enterprises, Cesar Conde. Said Selleck as he accepted his award, “Forgive me if we’re here a couple of hours. I believe I deserve this.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon canceled 3 comedies: One Mississippi after 2 seasons, and freshmen I Love Dick and Jean-Claud Van Johnson. The streamer also chose not to pick up the 3 comedy pilots from its fall pilot season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will Packer Media, the recently launched branded content and production company founded by producer Packer (Girls Trip), has acquired women’s lifestyle site xoNecole, its first foray into the media ownership space. WPM said it will invest in building out the xoNecole platform, increasing its video, social and mobile offerings with the goal of growing it into a top lifestyle brand along the lines of a Refinery29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s Black Love begins streaming exclusively on UMC.TV on February 2…. Restaurateur David Chang will star in Netflix docuseries Ugly Delicious, traipsing the globe to eat and drink with chefs, artists and entertainers. Show starts streaming next month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is testing a feature called Watch Party that would allow the synchronizing of video so Facebook groups can watch together. Videos are chosen by the group admins and moderators, and can be any public videos on Facebook, live or recorded. “While this is just a small test at the moment, we’ll be learning, and hope to expand Watch Party in the future,” said Facebook VO of product Fidji Simo in a post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner and Sara Rue will return to Will & Grace to guest in roles they played in the original….Andie McDowell (Trial and Error) has joined the cast of BBC comedy Cuckoo….Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Catherine Dyer (I, Tonya) will recur on upcoming Fox medical drama The Resident, launching Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday premiere of Telemundo’s MasterChef Latino delivered a hearty 1.05 million total viewers, 476,000 A18-49 and 222,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pit Bulls & Parolees on Saturday, January 13 helped Animal Planet break into ad-supported cable’s Top 5 in its time period among A25-54 (#5) in L+3. The season 3 premiere of The Vet Life was the highest rated season premiere in the history of the series among A25-54, clocking 1.02 million Total Viewers P2+ and pushing the net into ad supported cable’s Top 5 among A25-54 (#5) at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox newcomer 9-1-1 delivered 6.2 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating among A18-49, up 11% and 20% versus the week prior. NBC’s The Blacklist drew its biggest audience, 6.5 million, since its May 2016 finale for its 100th episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
12 Strong – Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Hebert
Den of Thieves – Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Brian Van Holt, 50 Cent, Jordan Bridges, Mo McRae, Jermaine Rivers
Forever My Girl – Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt, Judith Hoag, John Benjamin Hickey, Tyler Riggs, Peter Cambor
The Final Year (Limited Release) – A Documentary of President Barack Obama an his foreign policy team during their last year in office. President Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power, John Kerry, Susan Rice

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