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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/7/18)
AMERICAN COUNTRY: Going RV (Premiere) at 9pm
CNBC: Secret Lives of the Super Rich (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: Life Sentence (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen (Premiere) at 9pm
SUNDANCE: Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC:  My 600-lb Life: Skin Tight (Premiere) at 10pm
VELOCITY: Graveyard Carz (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: If Loving You Is Wrong (Finale) at 10pm

Russia’s role in the hack during the 2016 presidential campaign, nuclear weapons and President Donald Trump will be among the topics discussed in Confronting Putin, a primetime special featuring Megyn Kelly interviewing Russian president Vladimir Putin, airing Friday, March 9 at 10p on NBC. The hourlong special launches the return of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, which moves to its regular 7p time slot for the rest of its run. Kelly sat Putin for two exclusive interviews last week; one, inside the Kremlin, and one at Kalingrad.
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Discovery Communications, Inc. completed its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Moving forward, the combined company will be officially known as Discovery, Inc. “Today makes another critical milestone for Discovery, as we become a differentiated kind of media company with the most trusted portfolio of family-friendly brands around the globe,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO for Discovery. “As a new global leader in real life entertainment, Discovery will serve loyal and passionate audiences around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains across every screen; deliver new ways for advertisers and distributors to reach highly targeted audiences at scale; and leverage our leadership position to create new value and growth opportunities for all of our stakeholders.”
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Wendy Williams is returning to The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, March 19, three weeks after announcing that she was taking a doctor-ordered break to treat hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease. In the interim, Williams’ friend, actor Jerry O’Connell, will stand in for her, marking the show’s first guest host in its nine-year history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Seth Rogen is developing a U.S. adaptation of British comedy Plegs, after optioning rights from Rise Films. Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, which he runs with partner Evan Goldberg, is developing the project, which follows three Romans working in the scriptorium of a grain company and attempt to get it on with their neighbors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) will topline Amazon’s straight-to-series drama The Boys. Hails from Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, Preacher’s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, and Sony Pictures TV.
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NBC set its summer slate for alternative series. America’s Got Talent returns on Tuesday, May 29 at 8p, followed by World of Dance at 10p. American Ninja Warrior bows Wednesday, May 30 at 8p, followed by Running Wild With Bear Grylls at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Doctors Terry Debrow and Paul Nassif will continue to work their magic on plastic-surgery-gone-wrong show Botched. E! renewed the show for a fifth season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Schitt’s Creek received a fifth season renewal from Pop TV. The net ordered 14 episodes of the original comedy, up from the standard 13. Returns winter 2019.
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Amazon Studios issued a straight-to-series order to Undone, its first adult animation show. Project stars Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner) and was co-created by Bob-Waksberg and BoJack Horseman writer/producer Kate Purdy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of drama Doctor Foster premieres Sunday, March 18 at 10p on Lifetime Movies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv drama Braxton Family Values is back for its sixth season on Thursday, March 22 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media makes its way to The Big Easy with Southern Charm New Orleans. Bows Sunday, April 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ray Romano is returning to his standup roots. The comedian is set to star in an hourlong comedy special at Netflix, which will feature new material. Taping and a release date have yet to be determined.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary Jane bows on National Geographic on Monday, March 12 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

World of X Games content series on ABC features Unbroken: The Snowboard Life of Mark McMorris on Saturday, March 10 at 2p. Follows the 2018 Olympic medalist’s journey back from a life-threatening backcountry injury.
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CNBC’s Back in the Game airs Tuesday, March 13 at 10p. The one-hour special follows Alex Rodriguez as he steps in to help former NBA star Joe Smith regain financial balance after losing nearly all of the $60 million he earned in his career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel debuts Epic Warrior Women on Monday, March 19 at 8p. Tells the tales of history’s most iconic female fighters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? airs Sunday, March 11 at 8p on FOX. Features Simpson’s interview with publisher and TV/film producer Judith Regan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime bows movie The Mistress Hunter, starring The Young and the RestlessLauralee Bell, on Friday, March 16 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

100 Years, the feature documentary by Melinda Janko, makes its U.S. broadcast premiere on Tuesday, March 13 at 8p on World Channel. (Check local listings.)  It’s part of the new season of America Reframed.
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BET added to the cast of The Bobby Brown Story, a two-part miniseries starring Woody McClain as the R&B singer. Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howery, T.K. Carter, Laz Alonso, Lance Gross, Alyssa Goss and Sandi McCree are also set to star in the production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story) will lead CBS All Access original ensemble drama $1, a mystery set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America. Also tapped for series regular roles are Philip Ettinger (Indignation), Chris Denham (WGNA’s Manhattan), Nathaniel Martello-White (BBC miniseries Collateral), Kirrilee Berger (Disney’s K.C. Undercover) and Gracie Lawrenceset (The Good Wife). Meanwhile, Jeff Perry (Scandal), Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) and country singer Sturgill Simpson will recur.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marla Gibbs is set for a multi-episode arc on Station 19, ABC’s upcoming Grey’s Anatomy spinoff… Connie Nielsen has signed to co-star in F.B.I., Dick Wolf’s upcoming CBS drama… Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) joined the cast of Amazon and BBC supernatural drama Good Omens.
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On the pilot front, Peter Gallagher (Covert Affairs) was tapped to co-star in the CBS legal drama Main JusticeNoah Wylie was cast as a lead role in CBS drama Red LineEmily Althaus (Orange Is the New Black) landed a series regular role on ABC drama SalvageCassandra Freeman (Monsters & Men) booked a series regular role on NBC drama The Enemy WithinMichael Trevino was cast in CW’s Roswell, a reboot of the cult sci-fi series.
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Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for children 2 to 12, is expanding its unscripted roster into the lifestyle arena. Get Out Of My Room gives siblings who share a bedroom the chance to design new rooms for each other. The Big Fun Crafty Show features creative kids tackling crafting challenges. Both shows debut in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon is reviving animated preschool classic Blue’s Clues. The net ordered 20 new episodes of the series, which will have a refreshed signature look.
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Netflix’s Lost In Space reboot is set to premiere Friday, April 13. The new version is set 30 years in the future, where space colonization is a reality, and the Robinson family is among those testing it out.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Retitled Olympic versions of Entertainment Tonight (2.8, Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 4% from the week before) and Inside Edition (2.8, up 4%) both picked up speed and were deadlocked. Meanwhile, next day coverage of the 90th Academy Awards on March 5 ignited several of the entertainment magazines. Entertainment Tonight (3.6/6 primary run weighted metered market average, up 12% from its year-ago time period average) took Oscar ratings honors among magazines. Extra (1.8/4 up 13%) also saw growth over last year’s averages. Also, Kelly and Ryan’s Live After Oscar Show (3.0/10, up 25%) earned its highest rating of the season on March 5.
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The renamed Dr. Phil Olympic episodes (3.1, up 7%) opened up a wider lead in talk shows. Live with Kelly and Ryan- Olympics (2.3, steady) maintained its hold on second place. Other big movers among the top ten in the category were Dr. Oz-Olympics (1.1, up 22%) and first run true crime leader Crime Watch Daily (1.0, up 11%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Judge Judy-Olympic week (7.3, up 14%) overcame stiff competition from the Winter Games and was the top strip in syndication by a substantial margin. In addition, Hot Bench-Olympics (2.5, up 14%) finished as the third highest strip in daytime.
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Through its first 10 telecasts Disney Channel’s ZOMBIES reached 12.8 million Total Viewers, including 4.0 million Kids 6-11. In other metrics, ZOMBIES is the net’s #1 video-on-demand property and has been #1 on the DisneyNOW app since its February 16 premiere.
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FOX Business Network continued its winning streak over CNBC, sweeping the network in Business Day and Market Hour viewers during the week of February 26, according to Nielsen Media Research. Surrounding the announcement of President Trump’s plan for aluminum and steel tariffs, FBN Business Day coverage saw a 9 percent advantage over CNBC with 214,000 total viewers compared to 196,000 for the week, and a 7 percent advantage in the A24-54 demo with 32,000 viewers compared to CNBC’s 30,000 for the week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday’s premiere of Por Amar Sin Ley on Univision reached 2.9 million Total Viewers 2+, who tuned in to all or part of it. The series averaged 1.6 million Total Viewers 2+, 619,000 A18-49 and 294,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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