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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 4/24/18)
CW: The 100 (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Genius (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: First Civilizations (Premiere) at 9p
VELOCITY: Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: The Ice Cream Show (Premiere) at 10:30pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Finale) at 10pm
PARAMOUNT: Ink Master (Finale) at 10pm

Gretchen Carlson signed a deal with A+E Networks to create and host a series of documentary specials developed by newly-launched non-fiction content development company A+E Originals. First up for the former Fox News anchor, whose sexual harassment lawsuit against FNC chairman Roger Ailes led to his exit: The Brave with Gretchen Carlson (wt), for Lifetime, about the actions Carlson took to confront predators in the workplace. The collaboration comes on the heels of recent announcements of A+E Originals partnerships with Leah Remini and Elizabeth Vargas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of, ABC News named Amy Robach to replace Elizabeth Vargas as co-anchor of 20/20. She joins David Muir.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reality competition will, “for the first time in the history of American television,” says ABC, allow viewers to watch and vote from both coasts simultaneously. That’ll happen when American Idol is simulcast in all time zones over a three week period starting Sunday, April 29, with real-time results announced at the end of the broadcast. “It only makes sense to let every viewer from coast to coast experience the magic of live television and have the ability to vote for America’s next superstar,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo launched a new Sunday primetime franchise, “Series Premium,” over the weekend with Luis Miguel, La Serie. Shows in the new genre have star-studded casts, contemporary storytelling and a shorter weekly format of 10-15 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NBA and Fox Sports struck a deal for the new Jr. NBA World Championship to air on Fox and FS1. Competing in the global tournament will be 13- and 14-year old boys and girls.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS picked up a second season of The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and a third round of comedy/thriller Search Party. O.G. is 2018’s top cable comedy show, while Search grew double digits in its second season and became the fastest TBS original to reach one million views on VOD in season one.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBA star Stephen Curry inked a multi-year development deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Curry’s new Unanimous Media will develop and produce film and TV projects with a focus on family, faith and sports.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Partners in crime: Oxygen renewed Dick Wolf series Cold Justice and Criminal Confessions. Both are in pre-production and slated to return later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An animated Fast & Furious series will be the first show from a kids and family programming pact between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television. Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan, producers on the films, are among the exec producers of the franchise extension.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! limited series Citizen Rose returns for a three-part special beginning Thursday, May 17 at 10p. Shows pick up where the two-hour doc left off, with artist/activist Rose McGowan set to launch her (now best-selling) book, BRAVE.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform and iHeartMedia are teaming to broadcast “iHeartRadio Wango Tango,” the annual summer concert in LA. This is the first time the event, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will be televised.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Weather Channel is launching its first podcast today, April 24. Weekly episodes of Weather Geeks, hosted by former president of the American Meteorological Society Dr. Marshall Shepherd, will look at how weather intersects with technology, pop culture, industry and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Logo will, for the third consecutive year, be the exclusive U.S. broadcast home of the Eurovision Song Contest when it airs the 63rd annual Grand Final, live and commercial free, on both coasts on Saturday, May 12 at 3p. Ross Mathews and Shangela (RuPaul’s Drag Race) will serve as Logo’s commentators.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Street Outlaws is back with a two-hour season premiere Monday, May 28 at 8p. New episodes of the underground racing series continue at 9p the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docu-series The Last Defense premieres on ABC Tuesday, June 12 at 10p. Seven-parter from exec producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon explores flaws in the American justice system through death row cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of The Cowboy Way premieres on INSP on Thursday, April 26 at 8p. Original series follows three modern-day cowboys in the Alabama cattle business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spinoff series 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is back for season three Sunday, May 20 at 8p. Nine two-hour episodes following the-drama-is-far-from-over couples are followed by a two-part Tell All.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinelatino is launching Mexican medical drama Paramedicos on Sunday, April 29 at 10p. Series, inspired by real events from Mexico’s Red Cross, will air during the net’s “Domingo Estelar” (Sunday Blockbuster) block.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Author James Patterson’s new series spotlighting the creativity of young people, Kid Stew, debuts on public television stations nationwide beginning Sunday, May 6 at 10:30a (check local listings). The show is co-produced by James Patterson and South Florida PBS, and distributed by American Public Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s American Idol rebounded from a series low opposite the ACM Awards to top the demos on Sunday with a 1.5 rating among A18-49. The singing competition drew 7.37 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 2 debut of HBO’s Westworld drew 2.1 million viewers on Sunday, up +5% from the series debut. With replay and streaming the number jumped to 3 million. In season 1, the drama had an 80% in audience in delayed viewing, for an average 13.2 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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