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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/17/18)
COOKING: Man’s Greatest Food (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Shattered (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Autumnwatch New England (Premiere) at 8pm
SCIENCE: Outrageous Acts of Science (Premiere) at 10pm

Animal Planet trotted out a new logo, brand identity and mission that will launch initially in the US and UK with the global debut of Crikey! It’s the Irwins and Amanda to the Rescue on Sunday, October 28.The following night, Big Cat Tales, a natural history miniseries, will debut. The network is in active development and production on more than 25 new series that will inspire the brand’s audiences around the world around its new mission, which Animal Planet says is centered around “keeping the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way.” The new logo, which incorporates an image of a blue leaping elephant, will be adapted across all network platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ashleigh Banfield, Carol Costello and Michaela Pereira– and their shows – are all out at HLN, as the network makes another shift, this time away from live and toward long-form programming. Ken Jautz, CNN EVP and HLN chief, broke the news to staffers yesterday. Among the live news survivors is Robin Meade’s Morning Express, which will expand to run from 6a-noon. On the Story will also expand, by an hour, and be anchored by a rotating stable of hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comcast NBCUniversal announced the company’s latest public hackathon, to be held in NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ new HQ in Miami on November 3-4. Hackathon participants will be challenged with leveraging technologies such as AI, machine learning and mobile augmented reality to develop new ways to tell stories and foster deeper fan and community engagement with participating NBCU brands.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Friends In Low Places, a comedy from Jeremy Bronson, creator of The Mayor and All About the Washingtons, Todd Holland (The Real O’Neals) and ABC Studios, got a put pilot commitment at ABC. The relationship comedy about a group of thirtysomethings trying to overcome the mess they made as twentysomethings, is written by Bronson, who also exec-produces.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox gave a script commitment plus penalty to one-hour music-saturated dance drama Move, from Ugly Betty creator Silvio Horta, Mary J. Blige and The Jackal Group. Written by Horta, series draws inspiration from the life of choreographer Laurieann Gibson. Horta exec-produces with Blige, Gibson, and Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joe Earley. The Jackal Group is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Things are looking Grimm again at NBC. The net is developing an untitled spinoff from the supernatural series, which wrapped last year, that like its precursor also hails from Universal TV and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills Productions. Series is written by Melissa Glenn (Marvel’s Iron Fist), and will focus on a female Grimm while bringing in new as well as returning fan faves.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fear The Walking Dead star Colman Domingo said at MIPCOM he’s developing a pilot of his adaptation of stage play Dot for AMC. The dark comedy project, which features a West Philly family forced to face old secrets, premiered on stage in 2016 in NY under the title In The Middle of the Street.Domingo will exec produce alongside Alisa Tager for Collider Entertainment… Also at Mipcom, AMC chief Josh Sapan introduced new series Lodge 49, exec produced by Paul Giamatti.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation is having a busy MIPCOM. The arts networkacquired US broadcast and digital rights for seven Sky Vision titles, totaling 75 hours. The series will air on Ovation’s linear arts network Ovation TV, its digital platform Ovation Now, and/or on the company’s cultural-travel streaming service Journy. The deal includes docuseries The Pacific: In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill; season 16 of Antiques Road Trip; season 7 of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip; docuseries Illusions of Grandeur; seasons 1 and 2 of Making Marvels; and the debut seasons of Tate Britain’s Great British Walks; and Flintoff’s Great British Road Trip. In addition, Ovation snagged US broadcast and digital rights for five series from All3Media: Travel ManStealing Van Gogh, The KAWS Effect, Fake or Fortune and Antiques to the Rescue.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! is expanding its pop culture empire to late night with new series Nightly Pop, premiering Monday, October 29 at 10:30p. Show will deliver “quick-witted, unexpected and relatable commentary” centered around the week’s biggest pop culture stories, hosted by E! personalities Morgan Stewart and Nina Parker, along with social influencer Hunter March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Murder in the Family with Geraldo Rivera premieres Saturday, November 3 at 9p on Reelz. Rivera dives deep into some of the darkest hours in a celebrity’s life when they lose a family member to murder or had a family member commit murder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo flagship series Explorer returns November 12 with new host Phil Keoghan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Saturday, November 17, SundanceTV will premiere docuseries Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre that claimed the lives of more than 900 people.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country music artist Martina McBride steps into the kitchen for new Food Network series Martina’s Table, premiering Sunday, November 18 at noon. She’ll share entertaining and cooking tips.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNet Movies presents Thanksgiving Movie Feast on Thursday, November 22. The visual feast, hosted by TV personality Marc Summers, is a marathon of food-and-drink-themed films including Chocolat and Sideways.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Revolt turns 5 this weekend, and the network is celebrating the milestone with two days of nonstop programming from the past half-decade beginning Saturday, October 20 at 7a with current series State of the Culture and working their way back to early programs including Chicago Love and Wale: I Am from Here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Autumnwatch – New England, airing Wednesday-Friday, October 17-19, at 8p on PBS, will explore the food, culture and wildlife that embody fall in the region.Each night, contributors including Vivian Howard, author, chef and host of PBS’ A Chef’s Life, and marine biologist Dr. Greg Skomal will join co-hosts Samantha Brown and Chris Packham alongside a campfire on Squam Lake in New Hampshire, while Bob Poole will use night-tech to witness the routines of wildlife including bobcats, porcupines and black bears.“PBS is very excited to continue our commitment to live nature content with Autumnwatch – New England,” Bill Gardner, VP, programming & development, tells Cynopsis. “As leaders in natural history content in the United States, we have the unique ability to engage and mobilize viewers across platforms and in their communities thanks to our network of local stations and partners. Building on our success with 2015’s Big Blue Live and last year’s Wild Alaska Live, AutumnWatch – New England promises to be a deeply engaging program that will light up screens all over the country.” Autumn watch is a co-production with BBC Studios Natural History Unit and PBS, exec-produced by Rosemary Edwards.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pierce Brosnan will host the seventh annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony, celebrating science and the achievements of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize laureates and broadcast live on Sunday, November 4 at 10p on National Geographic. The event, which will include a tribute to late physicist Stephen Hawking, also will be streamed live on the Facebook and YouTube platforms of National Geographic.The show will be directed and produced, for the sixth time, by Don Mischer, alongside executive producers Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare of Don Mischer Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There’s buzz Facebook is developing a TV set-top box equipped with a camera. According to  report from Cheddar TV, the device – code-named Ripley – would enable video calling and streaming, and give the house of Zuckerberg a seat on the family room couch alongside media competitors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Facebook news, the social media giant has added updates to address new types of behavior it is detecting aimed at voter suppression. Facebook is banning misinformation about how to vote, along with a new feature that lets users report voting information they believe is false.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Izzy G, aka Izzy Gaspersz, will star opposite RuPaul Charles in upcoming Netflix comedy series AJ and the Queen… Bruce Dern (Big Love), Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) and Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live, Glow) are on board for new Showtime comedy series Black Monday, along with Julie Hagerty (Airplane, Instant Family), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Saints & Sinners), Tim Russ (iCarly) and Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett are in as series regulars in upcoming Epix drama series Pennyworth, based on the characters from DC… Paul Walter Hauser (Kingdom) landed a key recurring role on upcoming season 2 of YouTube Red’s Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai… Netflix augmented the cast of its limited series revival Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, with Paul Gross (Due South, Alias Grace) returning to reprise his role as Brian Hawkins from the original miniseries. Additionally, Murray Bartlett (Looking), Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire), Josiah Victoria Garcia and May Hong (High Maintenance) are also on board the series, slated for a 2019 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It was another syndication surprise for the week ended October 7, with the game show race ending in a triple dead heat. Following the previous week’s upset, this week featured a tie at the top of the category among the usually unstoppable Family Feud (5.9 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 2% from the week before); the surprise winner of the prior round, Wheel of Fortune (5.9, unchanged); and Jeopardy (5.9, up 2%). That said, the three continued to trail syndication’s No. 1 program Judge Judy (6.7), which grew 3% from last year and was the highest-rated show on the Nielsen chart for the 10th week in a row.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the chat-fests Dr Phil (2.8, down 3%) rolled to its 109th consecutive first place finish. Live with Kelly and Ryan (new season high 2.2, up 5%) held the No. 2 spot in the genre and increased its household rating advantage over third place Ellen DeGeneres (2.0, unchanged). Another strip moving up was Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.3, up 8%), which broke into the big four in talk for the first time this season, tying veteran Maury (1.3, down 7%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

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