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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 11/6/18)
VELOCITY: Hand Built Hot Rods (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Chopped Champions (Finale) at 9pm
FX: Mayans M.C. (Finale) at 10pm
USA: The Purge (Finale) at 10pm

ABC gave a full-season order to freshman series The Rookie. The Nathan Fillion-starrer, about a man following his dream to become a police officer, is growing the time period over the same point last year by 84% in total viewers (to 8.3 million) and 36% among A18-49 (to 1.5/7).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln, whose character left the AMC zombie drama on Sunday, isn’t going far. AMC announced a series of AMC Studios Original Films, starring Lincoln and written by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, that are planned to continue the story of Rick Grimes. As part of Gimple’s multi-year plan for The Walking Dead Universe, there are other projects currently in development, including films, specials, series, digital content and more. “We’re excited to expand the series into a franchise that can live across multiple formats,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “For many years, fans have talked about things in the apocalypse they want to see and now we have an opportunity to explore those stories, beginning with the character who started it all, Rick Grimes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal, Fox and Facebook pulled a Donald Trump campaign ad tying immigrants to crime, that ran on NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business Network and targeted Facebook users in electoral battleground states. “After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” said an NBCU spokesperson on Monday, while Facebook said the ad violated the social network’s ban on sensational content. CNN had rejected the ad on the grounds it was racist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy have been renewed through the 2022-2023 season, for seasons 40 and 39, respectively. “Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are two of the longest-running shows on television – and for good reason,” said Steve Hackett, president of sales for CBS Television Distribution. “They consistently deliver entertaining, timeless programming that the whole family can enjoy together.” The news comes on the heels of the contract renewals of the shows’ talent, Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Alex Trebek, last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV is reimagining its 1999-2002 series Undressed, exploring the complicated dynamics of young adult relationships. “Undressed was ahead of its time and we’re looking forward to developing the series for a whole new generation,” said Pamela Post, head of scripted programming for MTV Studios, MTV, VH1 and Logo. “Much has changed in the dating/relationship world since the series first premiered and we’re excited to showcase how both have evolved.” The original’s creator, Roland Jaffe, will exec produce the new version, currently in development.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime greenlit two original movies. Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta, from Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl Films, stars Reginald VelJohnston as the pastor of a Southern Baptist church and Jackee Harry as his wife, author of a self-help book on finding the perfect husband, with five single daughters. Very Valentine, to be produced in Bulgaria by Judith Verno and Sony Pictures Television, follows a woman (Kelen Coleman) and her grandmother (Jacqueline Bisset) trying to save their family’s shoe company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS ordered a pilot for an unscripted comedy project, Unqualified (wt), starring Shaquille O’Neal and Ken Jeong. The order follows the duo’s showdown-gone-viral on rap battle series Drop the Mic. “These guys made magic on Drop The Mic together. Their chemistry is undeniable,” said Michael Bloom, SVP of unscripted and specials for TBS and TNT. “And no doubt that magic will extend to the unwitting people who expect anything to get done when they show up.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor) sold drama Love, Dad to ABC, via his overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. The project, written by Dave Collard, centers on blue collar siblings in Buffalo New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

I’m Sorry is back for season two on truTV Wednesday, January 9 at 10p. Joining the cast in guest-starring roles are Adam Scott (Big Little Lies), Lennon Parham (Playing House), June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!), Rob Huebel (Transparent), Anne Ramsay (Mad About You), Kurt Braunohler (Bob’s Burgers), Rose Mclver (iZombie), Brian Stepanek (Green Book) and Rich Eisen (The Rich Eisen Show).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere for the fifth and final season of FXX’s You’re the Worst has been set for Wednesday, January 9 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s The Last Alaskans returns Sunday, November 25 at 10p, following modern-day pioneers living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Facebook Watch series Pick, Flip & Drive debuts Monday, November 12 at 8p. Viewers watch as junkyard vehicles are transformed; after the reveal, cars will be available for purchase on Facebook Marketplace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Five-part docu-series History of Food premieres on CuriosityStream Thursday, November 15, offering a deep dive into the science, history and cultural impact of food. The addition to the streaming and on-demand platform solidifies its mission to expand on genres, as it provides an array of nonfiction fare.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starting Sunday, November 25, ION Television will “Bring the Holidays Home” with the U.S. television premiere of the first of six new holiday movies, Christmas Cupid’s Arrow at 9p.
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Beginning on Black Friday, audiences can “Ride Through The Holidays” with INSP, with westerns, movies, and Christmas episodes of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Daniel Boone, The Big Valley, and more. Plus, the network debuts original movie Christmas on the Coast on Sunday, November 25 at 8p, and a holiday special episode of INSP original series The Cowboy Way airs Friday, December 23 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC’s Fast Money Halftime Report celebrates Veterans Day with a special live program from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, NJ on Friday, November 9 at 12p. Over one hundred members of the armed forces will attend the taping.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Nine Night Thanksgiving” programming event, running from Saturday, November 17 through Sunday, November 25, kicks off with Hallmark Channel original Christmas at Graceland at 8p and HM&M’s Return to Christmas Creek at 9p on the 17th.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leading into the new season, National Geographic is producing a special live presentation of its late-night talk show, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Live From the Beacon Theatre, airing November 14. The show will focus on the search for life on alien water worlds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix announced production has commenced on its original modern noir drama series Our Lady, LTD, with cast additions Damon Herriman (100 Bloody Acres), Chris Conrad (Patriot), Terry O’Quinn (Patriot, Castle Rock) and Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect)….Anika Noni Rose (Power) landed the lead in TNT pilot Beast Mode, as a boxing trainer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With a boost from special Mickey’s 90th Spectacular, ABC grew +15% in total viewers on Sunday (to 3.9 million), and +33% among A18-49 (to 0.6/2), a new Sunday season best in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In its first year as a month-long event, Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” improved over the year-ago time period by +7% among total viewers (to 744,000) for the net’s most-watched October in three years. Led by the opening night of Hocus Pocus on October 1, Freeform delivered nine of the top ten movie telecasts for the month among W18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With a football run-in, Fox’s The Simpsons on Sunday scored a season high 1.9 rating among A18-49.
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Highlights from the Discovery portfolio for the month of October: Discovery Channel owned more top 10 unscripted cable series among M25-54 than any other network; for the second month in a row, HGTV delivered A25-54 ratings growth, with October finishing up 5% over last year; Food Network ranked #5 among W25-54 and #8 among upscale W25-54; TLC was the #3 cable network among W25-54 and had its highest October ratings in 5 years; ID had its best October ever for A25-54, W25-54, and M25-54 delivery; OWN’s The Haves & The Have Nots (1.68) and Greenleaf (1.52) both ranked among the top 5 original scripted series on ad-supported cable among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s Crikey! It’s the Irwins set an all-new record in the U.S. as the highest-rated series premiere ever among W25-54 and the highest-rated series premiere in more than five years among A25-54; Travel Channel finished October with a year-over-year 22% ratings increase among W25-54 and an 8% ratings increase among A25-54; Velocity ranked #34 on M25-54 delivery among ad-supported cable networks during the month, up three slots from last October; and Science Channel saw 2% year-over-year ratings growth among P2+ in October, for the highest-rated October among viewers P2+ in network history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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