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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 10/9/18)
ABC: The 2018 American Music Awards at 8pm
CW: The Flash (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Black Lightning (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Chopped Champs Throwdown (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Evil Twins (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Home Alone (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: The Little Couple (Premiere) at 8pm
VELOCITY: Bitchin’ Rides (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Most Expensivest (Finale) at 10pm
WGNA: Carter (Finale) at 10pm

21st Century Fox execs Peter Rice, Dana Walden, John Landgraf and Gary E. Knell are making the move to Disney. Rice has been named chairman, Walt Disney Television and co-chair, Disney Media Networks, while Walden will serve as chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment. Landgraf will be chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, and Knell, chairman of National Geographic Partners. “The strength of 21st Century Fox’s first-class management talent has always been a compelling part of this opportunity for us,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “Upon completion of the acquisition, this new structure positions these proven leaders to help drive maximum value from a greatly enhanced portfolio of incredible brands and businesses.”
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, James Corden and Faith Hill make up the judging panel for upcoming talent competition series, The World’s Best, from masters of the game Mike Darnell (American Idol) and Mark Burnett (Survivor). In addition to the aforementioned judges, acts from across the globe will have to impress the “wall of the world,” 50 experts from around the world. Ten-parter debuts in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s American Idol is teaming with the 52nd Annual CMA Awards to give viewers the chance to vote one singer through to Hollywood ahead of the competition’s season premiere. In the “American Idol CMA Contest,” running now through October 14, singers can post videos of themselves on Instagram covering a song by a CMA artist; three finalists will fly to Nashville next month to record a country cover, to be shown on the CMA Awards show Wednesday, November 14 at 8p on ABC. Completing the circle of synergy, winner will be announced on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, November 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shameless star Cameron Monaghan is leaving the Showtime series this season, its ninth. The actor reported the news, which he said he has known since last year, on Instagram. Co-star Emmy Rossum announced her departure from the show in August.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT gave a straight to series order for Raised By Wolves, a serialized sci-fi series from Ridley Scott (The Martian), who will also make his television directorial debut with the series. Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) will serve as showrunner as well as a writer. Scott’s Scott Free Productions is producing in association with Turner’s Studio T and Madhouse Entertainment, with Scott, Guzikowski, David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle) and Jordan Sheehan (The Terror), and Madhouse’s Adam Kolbrenner (Prisoner) and Robyn Meisinger (Prisoners) serving as exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner and former J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons are teaming for a multi-disciplinary partnership that includes TV, e-commerce, social media and direct to consumer platforms. In collaboration with Turner, Lyons will share her curatorial perspective in a weekly television series produced by Our House Media with Matt Hanna, Simon Lloyd and Hillary Olsen executive producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures inked a first-look deal with Paramount TV, for television, digital and episodic projects. Paramount and Smokehouse have already teamed for Hulu’s upcoming Catch-22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patricia Heaton (The Middle) will star in and exec produce Carol’s Second Act, reports Deadline, about a woman who, after raising two children and retiring as a teacher, decides to become a doctor. Comedy from Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins (Trophy Wife), Kapital Entertainment, FourBoys Entertainment and CBS Television Studios, has a series commitment from CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central weekly stand-up series This Week at the Comedy Cellar promises “the hottest of hot takes served fresher than ever,” starting Friday, October 26 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With aerials, time-lapses ands super slow motion cinematography, The Wild Andes captures life and landscapes in the Andes Mountains. Three-part series launches on Smithsonian Channel on Wednesday, November 7 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Insight TV, broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, is launching eight-episode Street Art Challenge, focused on global visual artists who create images on metropolitan backdrops. Show premieres Tuesday, October 16 on Insight TV and Insight.TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Dirty John, starring Connie Britton (Nashville) and Eric Bana (Deadfall), premieres Sunday, November 25 at 10p. Limited series is based on the articles and true crime podcast from LA Times reporter Christopher Goffard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live makes Brooklyn home from October 15-19, with shows taped in front of a live audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Among the week’s guests: Adam Sandler, John Krasinski, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Cardi B.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Finesse Mitchell has his first stand-up special, Finesse Mitchell: The Spirit Told Me to Tell You, premiering Friday, October 19 at 10p on Showtime. Mitchell had a three-year run on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook introduced two new video communications devices for the home, Portal and Portal+, with voice-controlled technology optimized for video calling with tablet-sized screens. Portal+ features a 15-inch, rotating display, while Portal features the same core features and a 10-inch display. No aiming necessary – once a chat starts, the device will find the people in the room and keep the in the frame.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google said it is phasing out Google+ just as the Wall Street Journal reported that a bug was discovered in March that allowed developers to access personal data from about 500,000 users who had opted to keep it private. It’s not the bug that caused the shuttering, but a small fan base. Google+ launched in 2011.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HITRECORD are teaming to produce a TV special featuring rapper Logic that will have him collaborating with fans to create a new song. “YouTube is home to an endless combination of creative collaborations and we’re excited to see what magic happens next when the world is invited to join in on this ambitious musical project,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content at YouTube. Special is slated to stream next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jessica Biel will star in Facebook Watch series Limetown, based on the podcast from Endeavor Content and Midnight Radio. Biel also serves as exec producer via her Iron Ocean Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s cable nets saw 3Q18 ratings growth across the portfolio, landing 3 channels in the top spots in Sales Prime among W25-54. ID landed at #1, TLC #2 and HGTV #3. Discovery closed the quarter with its best ever portfolio Sunday night on September 30, in which its top 5 channels delivered a cumulative 5.1 rating for W25-54 at 9p. The Sunday was led by TLC’s 90 Day Fiance, Food Network’s Halloween Wars, Discovery’s Alaskan Bush People, ID’s American Monster, and HGTV’s Caribbean Life. “This amazing performance from our cable nets – especially on the opening week of broadcast’s fall season – proves that Discovery’s collection of brands is to women what the NFL is to men on Sunday nights,” said Jon Steinlauf, Chief U.S. Ad Sales Officer for Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season premiere of Doctor Who, with Jodie Whittaker, delivered 8.2 million viewers and a 40.1% share on UK’s BBC One, enough to beat the debuts of previous doctors David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last week’s episode of Bravo’s Married to Medicine was the highest-rated episode of the season-to-date across total viewers, delivering 1.3 million total viewers (up +3% vs. prior week) in Live+3. Each week of Married has consecutively grown, with a +20% growth on total viewers from first to fifth episode this season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Against NBC’s Sunday Night Football and the season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars: Juniors delivered 4.4 million viewers and a 0.7/3 rating among A18-49, gaining 6% from its first hour to its second. Shark Tank followed with a series low 0.6 and 3.05 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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