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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/30/18)
E!: Citizen Rose (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: REAL Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Stripped (Finale) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Chopped: Gold Medal Games (Finale) at 10pm

Nina Tassler, former CBS Entertainment Chairman, and producer Denise Di Novi have launched PatMa Productions, a multi-platform independent studio aimed at amplifying diverse voices. “We recognize that diverse voices from diverse backgrounds make innovative storytelling, which is good for business, and we are excited to work in partnership with an array of creatively talented people – both women and men – who share our vision and values,” said Tassler. “It’s a critical time and we look forward to telling these stories across a wide spectrum of platforms.” The studio is named for Di Novi and Tassler’s mothers, Pat and Norma.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Today’s Megyn Kelly will have the first TV interview with Nicole Eggert since the actress accused her Charles in Charge co-star Scott Baio of molesting her when she was a minor. Baio, who went on Twitter and Facebook Live to vigorously deny Eggert’s claim, said they had a consensual relationship when she was 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sting will be a featured performer during the Super Bowl pregame festivities on Sunday, February 4, joined onstage by Shaggy for their new single, “Don’t Make Me Wait.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

It didn’t take Omarosa Manigault Newman long to find a new job. The former director of communications at the White House Office of Public Liaison will be one of 11 celebs competing on CBS spinoff Celebrity Big Brother, launching with a 3-night premiere on Wednesday, February 7, Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9. Competing against the former Apprentice star will be actors Shannon Elizabeth, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Marissa Jaret Winokur and James Maslow, Real Housewife Brandi Lynn Glanville, model Ariadna Gutierrez, UFC star Chuck Liddell, TV host Ross Mathews, musician Mark McGrath, and NBC champion Metta World Peace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC greenlit new seasons for all 4 shows in its 90 Fiancee franchise. In addition to a season 6 for the mother ship, 90 Day Fiancee: Happily Ever After? will be back for season 3, and 90 Day Fiancee: Before the 90 Days and TLC Go original 90 Day Fiancee: What Now? will return for sophomore runs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox picked up 2 pilots, from Liz Meriwether (New Girl) and Ilene Chaiken (Empire). Daddy Issues, focused on a single 30something whose father falls in love with her best friend, will be exec produced by Meriwether and Barely Famous star Erin Foster along with Oly Obst and Josh Lieberman from 3 Arts Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television. Chaiken will exit her post as showrunner for Empire to write and exec produce an untitled hourlong drama centered on an FBI special agent, also from 3 Arts and 20th TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO ordered 6 episodes of late night series Random Acts of Flyness, exec produced by filmmaker Terence Nance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy picked up graphic novel adaptation Happy! for a second season. Season 1 finale of the quirky series airs tomorrow, January 31 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Filmmaker Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher, The White Ribbon) is teaming with FremantleMedia’s UFA Fiction for 10-part dystopian drama Kelvin’s Book. “After 10 TV-movies and 12 films,” said Haneke, “I wanted to tell a longer story for once.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID greenlit season 3 of People Magazine Investigates, slated for launch in late 2018. Season 2 of the true crime series wrapped last night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tomorrow Studios is developing a series based on The Chemist, a 2016 novel by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) that has nearly one million copies in print in the U.S.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Fuller House for season 4. The streamer said in October that the revival of ABC’s 1987-1995 comedy was its second most “binge raced” (when fans watch an entire season in one 24-hour period) series, after Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Contractor and real estate expert Scott McGillivray, star of DIY’s Income Property, will host new real estate investment series Buyers Bootcamp with Scott McGillivray, debuting Saturday, March 3, at 10p. Look for McGillivray to take the assignment seriously – he’ll have skin in the game, using his own money as he partners with first time house flippers to (hopefully) turn a profit.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix comedy Alexa & Katie, about two besties anticipating the start of their freshman year in high school, launches Friday, March 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s Fear Factor returns Sunday, February 25 at 7p, with Ludacris back to host and exec produce a batch of 10 episodes. Second 10 episodes of the season are slated for summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is changing its algorithm to put more local stories in users’ feeds. In a post on Monday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities and affect our lives….Research suggests that reading local news is directly correlated to civic engagement.” Facebook is also testing a dedicated section called Today In, that connects people to news and information in their community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address, Showtime is sampling the first episode of upcoming animated comedy Our Cartoon President on Facebook and SHO.com, as well as across TV and streaming providers’ devices, apps and services. Parody’s official Showtime premiere is Sunday, February 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toronto-based digital distribution company Syndicado inked digital distribution deals with 3 European companies, Madrid-based Feelsales, French sales agent Java Films and Bristol-based Filmcell International, for digital distribution rights to over 100 hours of factual content for the US and multiple territories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunny Anderson (The Kitchen) will join Food Network’s Game Day Eats Live, a cross-platform experience starting Saturday, February 3 at 10a featuring recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand’s linear, digital and convergent properties. Anderson will be on hand live at 1:30p from Food Network Kitchen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Denver Broncos star Von Miller will host a live series, Von Miller’s Studio 58, on Facebook Watch. The comedy/variety show from High Noon Entertainment will mix comedy, chatter with celebs, teammates and Miller’s 3 brothers, along with interaction with fans on Facebook, originating from Miller’s Denver mansion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All 6 episodes of new original comedy Bartlett, based on the life of ad exec-turned-director Martin Edwards (All the Wrong Places) and exec produced by eshapTV’s Evan Shapiro (Portlandia), are now available to screen on Amazon Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A special episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper airing tonight at 9p features Chip and Joanna teaming with Tim Tebow to create an accessible home for a family with 2 boys in wheelchairs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen’s Killing Versace: The Hunt for a Serial Killer premieres Sunday, February 11 at 7p. One-hour special focused on the manhunt for Andrew Cunanan is hosted by NBC News Senior National Correspondent Kate Snow. And not to be confused with FX’s Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, airing Wednesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 17th edition of Super Bowl Greatest Commercials airs tonight at 8p on CBS, with viewers voting live to determine the favorite. Who will win – man or beast? “While there’s definitely great creative in both categories, I’d be surprised if Animals don’t win the fan vote,” EP Robert Horowitz tells Cynopsis of the show, produced by IMG Original Content and Juma Entertainment. “Viewers can’t seem to get enough of those humorous, heartfelt commercials featuring puppies, clydesdales and monkeys.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

This February for Black History Month, Smithsonian Channel is screening their documentary The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X, presented entirely through his speeches, newscasts and rarely seen archival footage. In partnership with Comcast, Charter and Altice, the tour will consist of co-hosted red carpet sneak peek premieres of the documentary at Smithsonian Institution affiliated museums in 16 markets, with community leaders, government officials and public figures in attendance. The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X premieres on Smithsonian Channel on Monday, February 26 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Budweiser Super Bowl spot focuses on water, not beer. The Anheuser-Busch InBev brand highlights the company’s disaster relief efforts, including switching production of 3 million cans of Bud to cans of water in response to disasters in the past year in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California. Tag line: “Whenever you need us, we’ll stand by you.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ernie Hudson (Grace & Frankie) will co-star opposite Gabrielle Union in NBC’s drama pilot spinoff of Bad Boys….Sophia Carson (Descendants) has joined the cast of Freeform drama pilot Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists as a trendsetting blogger….John Ortiz (Fast & Furious) landed a role in Netflix drama Messiah, a 10-parter from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s so-that’s-how-Jack-died episode of This Is Us had a series-high lift of 5.38 million viewers and season-high boost of 1.91 million among A18-49 in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s Grammys on CBS delivered 19.81 million viewers, down 24% from 2017’s February date but it was the most-watched primetime entertainment show since last year’s Academy Awards, and responsible for the second-highest sign-up day ever for streaming service CBS All Access.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network, which replaced Spike on January 18, is up 93% among A18-49 and 85% in viewers versus the previous quarter. The net boasts limited series Waco drew 1.9 million viewers and 1.1 in the demo, the best-rated drama to debut on ad-supported cable since August, and a Michael Jackson-themed Lip Sync Battle topped basic cable in its time period with a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 1.2 among W18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere episode of TNT’s The Alienist has reached over 13 million viewers to date, TNT’s strongest series debut since 2012 and cable’s #1 new drama series this season in Live+3 delivery. The premiere telecast alone averaged 3.1 million total viewers and nearly 1 million among A18-49 in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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