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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/8/18)
A&E: Live PD: Police Patrol (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Shahs of Sunset (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: The Return of Shelby The Swamp Man (Finale) at 10pm

Election, election, election: TV was all about the 2018 Midterm Elections Tuesday night. Here’s your roundup:

MSNBC aired an F-bomb from conceding Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke Tuesday night, who lost to incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. “Sorry for the F-bomb,” anchor Brian Williams said afterward. “We have no control of what’s in the concession speeches.” C-SPAN also aired the word uncensored; Fox News and CNN were not broadcasting the speech at the time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel topped both broadcast and cable news networks in total viewers, with 7.8M total viewers, compared to NBC‘s 5.7M, ABC‘s 5.3M, CNN‘s 5.07M, MSNBC‘s 4.7M and CBS‘ 3.9M. Univision‘s coverage, which aired from 9-11PM, reached 4.6M total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

But out of-home ratings for the midterm elections were good to CNN, which pulled ahead of Fox News Channel as voting began to close down on the East Coast Wednesday night, beginning around 6PM and continuing until the following morning. Fox News tends to pull larger OOH numbers on a day-to-day basis, but CNN surged from .7M (compared to Fox’s .5M) beginning at 6PM, and topped 1M between 8-11PM (compared to Fox’s .9M).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Late-night hosts with live shows saw ratings boosted by election-related material, with CBSThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2.9HH in metered markets), edging past ABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live (2.3). Kimmel scored a .8 rating in 18-49s, a five-month high, ahead of Colbert’s .6 in the same demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Breaking Bad is about to get another prequel, this time as a film written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan, who’s also behind the other Breaking prequel series Better Call Saul. The standalone installment in the franchise is expected to start shooting in mid-November in New Mexico, but whether original stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be involved remains to be seen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is reporting higher first-quarter fiscal earnings, adjusting its earnings to 52 cents per share, compared with 49 cents per share last year at that time. Fiscal first-quarter revenue increased 2 percent to $7.18B, thanks to higher affiliate and advertising revenue in broadcast and cable TV. The company is set to sell many of its businesses to the Walt Disney Co. for $71.3B in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform has greenlit its first original holiday movie for the 2019 25 Days of Christmas event, a film with the working title of Ghosting, which will be executive produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky and star Aisha Dee (The Bold Type) and Kimiko Glenn (The Guest Book).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is developing The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a new drama series from former Arrow co-showrunner Wendy Mericle, Ellen Pompeo, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, along with ABC Studios. It will be based on an upcoming book by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau, and tells Walder’s true story of being recruited by the CIA while a Delta Gamma sorority sister.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW is looking to bring back The 4400, which was  a hit for USA Network in 2004. The reboot will be co-written and executive produced by Justified writer/producer Taylor Elmore and Craig Sweeny (who started out as a writer on the original series).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC has ordered more episodes of Kids Are Alright and Splitting Up Together. Nine additional episodes will equal a traditional full season of 22 for Kids, and with five more episodes Splitting will have an 18-episode second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alec Baldwin‘s talk show The Alec Baldwin Show is leaving ABC’s Sunday schedule for a less populated neighborhood: Saturday, 10PM, as of Dec. 8. The show had already been low-rated, but its host’s arrest for assault in New York City last week may not have helped its profile.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New episodes of MTV‘s Catfish: The TV Show are on the way starting Nov. 28 at 9PM. This season, the show will attempt to find someone to join host Nev Schulman after longtime co-host Max Joseph, who had been with the show since its 2012 premiere, announced he was moving on in August.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform‘s 25 Days of Christmas program block has unveiled several original programming entries, including the Tyra Banks-starring Life-Size 2, Pop Up Santa Holiday Special, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic, No Sleep ‘Til Christmas, The Truth About Christmas and regular appearances from Shadowhunters star Isaiah Mustafa in on-air spots as Freeform Santa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV is hoping people will want to wallow in some nostalgia after wallowing in turkey, stuffing and gravy on Thanksgiving weekend, with an Unexpected Guests four-day marathon of memorable episodes from Will & Grace; Murder, She Wrote; Frasier and others. The focus will be on guest stars in early or surprising roles, like Helen Hunt on The Bionic Woman. Marathon runs from Nov. 22-25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Megan Fox will be spanning the globe to examine enduring legends and lore in Travel Channel‘s new series Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox. The series, which will premiere on December 4 at 8PM, will consist of four hour-long episodes, beginning with visits to Scandinavia and England.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bel Powley (White Boy Rick) has been cast opposite Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell in Apple‘s morning show drama series. She’ll play Claire Conway, a production assistant…. Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance are set to star in Netflix‘s Uncorked, which is the directorial debut for Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny….Michael Sheen has joined the cast of The Good Fight on CBS All Access for its upcoming third season as Roland Blum, a charismatic and Machiavellian lawyer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Kyle Bornheimer will star in Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones, an episode of Netflix‘s forthcoming eight-episode anthology series that focuses on the stories behind the country legend’s songs. All episodes are set to premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Swamp Thing has added more cast members, including Power‘s Andy Bean as biologist Alec Holland, who in the DC Universe mythology becomes the Thing itself. Meanwhile, Derek Mears, who starred as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th reboot, will play the bog monster. The streaming series is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce is bringing Olivia Pope back to prime time. In a multi-year agreement with Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, Bounce has acquired all seven seasons and 125 episodes of ABC‘s Scandal, and will begin airing the series Monday to Friday nights at 8PM beginning Nov. 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting director Eddie Foy III, who worked on classic series including Cheers, M*A*S*H, Happy Days and The Monkees died on November 3 after a fall in his home in Denison, Iowa. He was 83. He was a third-generation member of the Foy show business family, whose story was told in the 1955 film The Seven Little Foys, and had been a casting director for 42 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
King Kong is opening on Thursday November 8, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/king-kong/

The Nap is closing on Sunday November 11, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/nap/

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