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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 7/25/18)
CW: Burden of Truth (Premiere) at 8pm
OVATION: The Art Show (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: Young & Hungry (Finale) at 8:30pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: LA (Finale) at 9pm
UNIVISION: El Chapo (Finale) at 10pm

Former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and General Colin Powell will guest star in the fifth season premiere of Madam Secretary on Sunday, October 7 at 10p on CBS. In the episode, Tea Leoni’s Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord turns to the trio for advice on how to respond to a delicate situation. “Having three powerhouses of diplomacy agree to come to our show is awe-inspiring and humbling. And that we were able to find a time in their busy schedules when they were all available is a miracle,” said Lori McCreary, EP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC unveiled its Fall 2018 TV schedule, which will take a staggered approach to series premieres. The net kicks off its new season on Monday, September 24 with Dancing With the Stars at 8p and The Good Doctor at 10p. The Goldbergs (8p), American Housewife (8:30p) and Modern Family (9p) return on Wednesday, September 26, followed by the new series premieres of Single Parents (9:30p) and A Million Little Things (10p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among other highlights: ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy debuts its 15th season with a 2-hour premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 8p, while America’s Funniest Videos makes its 29th season premiere on Sunday, September 30 at 7p. Getting later new season starts are The Alec Baldwin Show on Sunday, October 14 at 10p and the Roseanne spinoff The Conners, bowing at 8p on Tuesday, October 16, followed by The Rookie, starring Nathan Fillion, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media released its lineup for the 12th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, taking place September 6 to 16 at its Beverly Hills location. The event, which kicks off with Netflix’s Atypical and BoJack Horseman, also features Nicky Jam: El Ganador, Castle Rock, I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman, Last Man Standing, The Neighborhood, The Kids Are Alright and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lena Waithe (The Chi) signed a first look deal with Showtime, expanding her relationship with the network that launched her first series as creator and EP. Waithe will work with the network on comedy and drama projects, which she’ll write and produce through her Hillman Grad Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following record ratings of 5 million viewers per episode to rank as the second most-watched series in all cable, Paramount Network renewed the Kevin Costner-starring Yellowstone. Production on the show’s 10-episode second season will begin shortly on location in Utah and Montana, for a 2019 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Hair Live! found a directing duo: Diane Paulus, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway’s 2009 Best Revival of Hair, and Emmy Award winning Alex Rudzinski, who will serve as live television director as he did for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Project is slated to air May 19, 2019.
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Bravo tapped Jeffrey Reiner (The Affair, Friday Night Lights) to direct four episodes of Dirty John, the true crime anthology starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Reiner is also set to EP the series from Universal Cable Productions, Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX is moving forward with an untitled Bob Fosse/Gwen Verdon limited series starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams. The project hails from Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail and Dear Evan Hansen’s Steven Levenson, Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Prods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures Television’s International Production and Worldwide Distribution teamed to pick up Alex Rider. Eight-episode spy series charts the adventures of a reluctant teen superspy on missions to save the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

J.J. AbramsBad Robot is developing a coming-of-age dramedy based on the TV-obsessed, closeted-gay childhood of TVLine founder Michael Ausiello. Ausiello is penning the script for the untitled project, which will hit the marketplace shortly.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Host and EP Howie Mandell took to Twitter to announce Wednesday, December 5 as the premiere date of CNBC’s all-new Deal or No Deal. Production kicks off at Universal Orlando Resort with contestants vying for a $1 million grand prize.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third and final season of Ovation’s X Company bows Monday, August 20 at 10p, as the Camp X operatives press forward to finish their last mission.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GetTV added two new series to its roster. Debuting this fall will be Married… with Children on Monday, September 17 and The Steve Harvey Show on Monday, October 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS comedy Wrecked launches its third season on Tuesday, August 7 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Comedy Lineup: Part Two bows on Netflix Friday, August 31. Series features a mix of up-and-coming comics performing 15-minute stand-up sets about life’s issues.
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The fourth annual WE Day Special airs Friday, August 17 at 8p on ABC. Hosted by John Stamos, it will feature a lineup including Jennifer Aniston, Dierks Bentley, The Chainsmokers, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Cyndi Lauper, JD McCrary, Dr. Phil, Martin Sheen, Lilly Singh, founders of the #NeverAgain movement and organizer of The March for our Lives Jaclyn Corin and Cameron Kasky and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Soccer fans can enjoy a new season of El Salvador and Honduras’ Torneo Apertura 2018 beginning Saturday, July 28 on Centroamerica TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game of Thrones Will Tudor was tapped to star in a drama special about British skating legends Torvill and DeanKathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) was cast in the untitled Netflix drama series being written by Chris Keyser (Tyrant, The Last Tycoon) and being described as a Lost meets Lord of the FliesKeiko Agena (The First), John Karna (Valley of the Boom), Sprague Grayden (The Following) and Cliff Chamberlain (Altered Carbon) joined Bravo’s Dirty John.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Change.org petition calling for the cancellation of Netflix’s upcoming series Insatiable continues to grow, having gathered over 120,00 signatures. The petition accuses the series of “body shaming.” The dark comedy stars Debby Ryan as Patty, a high school student bullied and ignored because of her weight. Her life changes after her jaw is wired shut, following a punch in the face, and she finds herself suddenly thin and ready to exact revenge on her tormenters. Series is set to premiere on Friday, August 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other Netflix news, the streamer is taking international distribution of TNT’s futuristic action thriller Snowpiercer and Bravo’s anthology Dirty John.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google Assistant’s news feeds are getting smarter. Goggle is introducing tools to help developers target specific content based on queries that send links to full articles to a user’s mobile device. Once done, Assistant will ask if the user wants another.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google officially announced version 68 of the Chrome browser on Tuesday. It marks all unencrypted (non-https) pages as “not secure.” The move comes some two years after Chrome revealed its plan to promote the use of secured (https) pages across the browser.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The top daytime shows in syndication rallied in the session ending July 15, undeterred by continuing preemptions and strong competition from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Dr. Phil (2.8 Live+SD national Nielsen Rating, up 8% from the week before) outperformed the talk shows for the 97th week in row and was up 4% from last year despite being in repeats.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.0, down 5%) did not air in several markets on July 13 due to breaking news. Ellen DeGeneres (1.6, up 7%), Maury (1.3, up 7%) and Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.2, up 9%) rounded out the top five.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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