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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/23/18)
BET: The Quad (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: Drunk History (Premiere) at 10pm
FX: Baskets (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Log Cabin Living (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Who Killed Jane Doe? (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: We’ll Meet Again (Premiere) at 8pm
TBS: The Detour (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Premiere) at 9pm
WGN AMERICA: Bellevue (Premiere) at 10pm
VELOCITY: Inside West Coast Customs (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Hate Thy Neighbor (Premiere) at 10pm

Following Facebook’s publisher update aimed at curtailing the spread of fake news stories, Rupert Murdoch stepped in with a suggestion of his own. In a statement, the News Corp. executive chairman said there is still a serious lack of transparency – and If Facebook wants to recognize “trusted” publishers it should pay those publishers a carriage fee similar to the model adopted by cable companies. “The publishers are obviously enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content but are not being adequately rewarded for those services,” said Murdoch. “Carriage payments would have a minor impact on Facebook’s profits but a major impact on the prospects for publishers and journalists.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Looking to create strong family-friendly viewing on Sundays beginning March 11, NBC is airing its annual 3-hour special, American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World at 7p, followed by the season 2 premiere of Timeless. The next week brings the sophomore season debut of Little Big Shots, followed by the premiere of Neil Patrick Harris-hosted game show Genius Junior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix is reviving The Contender, set to start production in 2018 with an anticipated debut later this year. MGM Television is producing with Paramount Television. “Boxing belongs on premium pay television and there is no better home for The Contender than Epix,” said producer Mark Burnett, president of MGM Television and Digital. The elimination-style competition aired on NBC from 2005-2009.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Natalie Portman will make her second trip to Saturday Night Live as host on February 3. Portman will be joined by first-time musical guest Dua Lipa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Junior ordered a second season of animated Vampirina, starring Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti as friendly vampires. The October 1 premiere, simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, ranked as the preschooler platform’s highest-rated new series debut in close to a year among Kids 2-5, 2-8 and A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Private Eyes, starring Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210) as a former pro hockey player-turned-private investigator, premieres on Ion Sunday, February 11 at 9p. It’s the latest series to jump to Ion from eOne, following Saving Hope and The Listener.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reality show Honky Tonk Ranch, chronicling the misadventures of country music icons the Bellamy Brothers, launches on The Cowboy Channel Sunday, April 8 at 8:30p. David and Howard Bellamy will also perform on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family on Thursday, February 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix reported ending 4Q17 with 110.6 million paid subscribers globally, up a record-breaking 8.3 million for the quarter. Profit for the quarter was $186 million or 41 cents a share, up from $67 million, or 15 cents a share a year ago. Shares jumped over 8% after hours, boosting the market capitalization of the company over $100 billion for the first time. In addition to giving a tip of the hat to hits like The Crown, the streaming service said its original film, Bright, was “a major success and drove a notable lift” in subscribers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New special Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl will air during Animal Planet’s Road to the Puppy Bowl on Saturday, February 3 at 8p. The focus will be on adult dogs living in shelters which are often passed over for too-cute pups. Also leading into Puppy Bowl XIV (Sunday, February 4) are specials Cute as Fluff, retrospective Countdown to Puppy Bowl and Puppy Bowl: Training Camp Confidential, airing Thursday, February 1 starting at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD is kicking off a weeklong Safari Live event post-Super Bowl on Sunday, February 4 at 10p. Throughout the week, viewers will have a chance to enter to win an African safari trip by playing along with the interactive game Safari Live Bingo; following the final broadcast, the winner will be awarded a trip to an African destination of his or her choosing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This Is Home: A Refugee Story will makes it TV debut on Epix later this year. The documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, portrays 4 Syrian refugee families arriving in America and finding their footing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS’s Independent Lens announced its March-May lineup, which “delves deeply and compassionately into the issues that divide us and those that bring us together,” said exec producer Lois Vossen. First up: Dolores, focused on Dolores Huerta, an activist and mother of 11 who co-founded the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo will host Mornings with Maria (6-9a) live from Davos, Switzerland today through Friday, January 26, during the World Economic Forum. Bartiromo will also moderate the conference’s opening session, “Global Markets in a Fractured World.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tonight’s episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper has a special guest: Laura Bush. The former First Lady helps Joanna with a heartfelt finishing touch to a tiny house in Crawford, TX. Episode airs at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sundance Film Festival deal: Starz acquired docuseries America to Me, created by Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films. 10-parter follows students, teachers and administrators at one of the country’s most exemplary and diverse public schools as they deal with decades-long racial and educational inequalities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is offering a “Valentine’s Day Romantic Retreat” on Wednesday, February 14, a 23-hour marathon of themed episodes of Growing Pains, Murphy Brown, Soap and more from 5a-4a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is lining up a series of 15-minute stand-up comedy specials, to be taped in February in Atlanta with up-and-coming talent. Last year, the streamer’s The Standups series featured half-hour episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walmart will advertise in the Oscars on ABC for the second year, with 60-second films from female directors Melissa McCarthy, Nancy Meyers and Dee Rees focused on the company’s blue shipping box. Last year’s films featured (male) directors’ takes on a Walmart receipt. Oscars air Sunday, March 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of BBC America’s Planet Earth: Blue Planet II delivered 2.95 million viewers and 1.14 million A25-54 in Live+SD ratings in a simulcast across BBCA, AMC, SundanceTV, IFC and WE tv. Saturday’s premiere was the #1 cable show for the night in social and the #2 across all of television, after Saturday Night Live.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman passed away January 20. He was 83. Coleman, the original Good Morning America meteorologist, served as president and CEO of TWC in the year that followed the company’s 1981 launch, eventually landing at KUSI-TV in San Diego, where he spent 20 years as weatherman before retiring in 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Connie Sawyer, known as Hollywood’s oldest working actress, has died. She was 105. Sawyer’s TV credits include The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Dynasty, Seinfeld and Ray Donovan, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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