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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/8/18)
HBO FAMILY: Everything, Everything (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Swamp People: Blood And Guts (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: The Four: Battle For Stardom (Finale) at 8pm

Twenty-first Century Fox beat Wall Street expectations in its Q2 earnings, reported yesterday. The company reported revenue of $8.04 billion for the quarter, and an adjusted per share earnings of 42 cents a share. While the Fox cable group reported an operating income of $1.37 billion, up 11 percent from a year ago, its broadcast television segment plummeted 85% drop in operating income from a year ago, to $56 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, launched El 12 (“The 12th”), a bilingual digital initiative to search for the next generation of top soccer influencers in partnership with soccer media company COPA90. The first stage of the campaign will kick off with a call to fans via Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes social media platforms and the COPA90 network to submit content that showcases what fuels their passion for their national team.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks is releasing its fifth annual Black History Month PSA campaign. The campaign this year features interviews with nine members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcases the people and events that inspire each elected official as they reflect on what Black History Month means to them. The spots will air on AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv throughout February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS gave a series pickup to The World’s Best, placing the network in the ring of talent competitions. Series is from Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell, the duo s behind The Voice and American Idol.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kat Coiro will direct Daddy Issues, the Fox comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox TV, and actress/writer Erin Foster and New Girl creator Liz Meriwether.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bryan Fuller is out over creative differences as showrunner of Apple’s upcoming reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. Fuller had been onboard with the project since it initially was at NBC two years ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On February 18, TV One will premiere new series, Uncensored, which gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the lives of influential comedians, musicians, actors and moguls. Series will premiere with Tiffany Haddish, with future eps covering Snoop Dogg, Ne Ne Leakes, Rick Ross and others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s truck vs. terrain, as 50 truck owners from across the U.S. compete in challenges that test their ingenuity and driving ability in History’s new 10-ep competition series Truck Night in America, premiering Thursday, March 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home renovators Bristol and Aubrey Marunde return to tackle more house flips, dilapidated properties and major design overhauls in season 2 of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Vegas, which debuts Thursday, March 15, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Teyana & Iman, an eight-episode series that provides a peak into newlyweds Teyana Taylor, a singer, model and actress, and Iman Shumpert, a pro athlete and musician, debuts Monday, March 26 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a first for the brand, MTV will debut Jersey Shore Family Vacation day and date across MTV channels in nearly 180 countries across the globe. Series features original housemates Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who reunite in Miami for the vacation of a lifetime.  In the US, it will premiere Thursday, April 5 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Imposters returns to Bravo for a second season on Thursday, April 5 at 10p. The net is preceding the season 2 premiere with a marathon of season 1 on Monday, February 19 from 8a-6p. Uma Thurman will be back for round two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robot-fighting series BattleBots will return with new eps set to premiere this spring on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. BattleBots features next-generation robots from around the world as they duke it out for supremacy in the rapidly exploding world of Robot Combat Sports.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV will air a 13-hour tribute to late actor John Mahoney on Saturday, February 10 beginning at 9a, with a “Frasier-Best of Martin” marathon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E has two specials on tap this month: Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil, about the self-proclaimed religious prophet now imprisoned for child sexual assault, bows February 19. Jonestown: The Women Behind the Massacre premieres February 26.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This Valentine’s Day, Syfy will help superfans celebrate their love with the return of the Geek Love Chapel, which will stream in real time starting at 2p via Facebook Live on the Syfy page as genre-obsessed couples cosplay down the aisle to tie the knot or renew their vows. The event is hosted by actor Orlando Jones (American Gods), who officiated the event live last year at CCSD. “Officiating at Syfy’s Geek Love Chapel at San Diego Comic-Con last summer was an incredible experience, so I jumped at the opportunity to re-open the chapel for Valentine’s Day,” Jones tells Cynopsis. “I’m a fangirl at heart. I love all the squees and all the feels. The opportunity to be a part of this very special moment in a couple’s life is not lost on me. I’m a fan first and fans love without borders or boundaries. Let love rule.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beginning Sunday, February 11, INSP will celebrate famous guest stars of Gunsmoke with a star-studded marathon.
The Jim Henson Co. optioned classic children’s book properties Harriet the Spy, from author Louise Fitzhugh, and The Kissing Hand, penned by Audrey Penn, for development as TV series in partnership with Rehab Entertainment and 2 Friends Entertainment. Both properties have been shepherded by Rehab Entertainment’s John Hyde and Terissa Kelton, and 2 Friends Entertainment’s Wendy Moss-Klein and Nancy Steingard, alongside Henson’s Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting is under way for a live-action Kim Possible movie for the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. The movie is ramping up 16 years after Kim—a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from evil villains—debuted in an animated series hit for the network that spawned two animated movies. Original team Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley (Kim Possible, Big Hero 6: The Series, The Penguins of Madagascar), and Josh Cagan (The Duff, Bandslam) are helming the new movie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon is showing its SpongeBob SquarePants love with “I Love SpongeBob” Week, beginning Monday, February 12. The net will showcase fans’ love for SpongeBob with talent including Nick Cannon, JoJo Siwa, Fall Out Boy and real kids sharing their favorite series moments. Fan-fave episodes will marathon daily from 4p-6p, with new eps premiering each night at 6p through Friday, February 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big Bad Boo is starting production on new series The Bravest Knight, based on the digital storybook The Bravest Knight That Ever Lived by author Daniel Errico. The first, 13-episode season will debut on Hulu later this year while the original storybook is a narrated short currently streaming exclusively on Hulu. Both the short, as well as the new series, are first-of-its-kind projects in children’s programming to feature a hero that is an LGBTQ character.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eric Winter (Rosewood, Secrets & Lies) and Afton Williamson (The Night Of, The Breaks) will co-star opposite Nathan Fillion in crime drama The Rookie, for ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Allison Dunbar (Quick Draw) got a recurring role on the third season of Sony’s Crackle series StartUp.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules this week hit a season high in the A18-49 and A25-54 demos, delivering 1.5 million A18-49 (up 3% vs. the prior week’s episode), 1.7 million A25-54 (up 3%), and netted 2.4 million total viewers. The net’s Summer House was up 32% in A18-49 vs. the prior week, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was up 12% in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Man v. Food continues to build a solid audience each week on Travel Channel, with the Monday, February 5 ep delivering a Live + Same Day rating of .37 among A25-54.  The episode also hit a ratings high for season 2, posting a 16% YoY gain and growing 76 % over the prior six week average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV series Home Town delivered a .71 A25-54 Live + Same Day rating on Monday, February 5, a 39% ratings increase over the six-week average in the 9-10p timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

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