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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/14/18)
ABC: The 52nd Annual CMA Awards at 8pm
FX: American Horror Story: Apocalypse (Finale) at 10pm
VICELAND: Dopesick Nation (Finale) at 10pm

CNN yesterday in DC District Court filed its lawsuit against the White House for pulling correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass after President Trump’s press conference the day after the midterm elections. “The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment right of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process,” CNN said in a statement. Not surprisingly, the suit elicited a strong response from the White House. “Just more grandstanding… We will vigorously defend against this lawsuit,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
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A new lawsuit yesterday from Boardwalk Empire alum Paz de la Huerta piled on more allegations against disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. Although de la Huerta has made previous claims, she had not revealed an incident that occurred in 2011 in which she alleges Weinstein exposed himself to her “in a taunting manner” and “invited her to participate in a three party sexual encounter” at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, according to the suit.
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Netflix has opted out of dramedy The Good Cop, starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban, canceling the series after one season.
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Dick Clark Productions and YouTube Music extended their multiyear partnership to include Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Pact marks the first presenting partnership of the show. Through the partnership, viewers of the annual celebration can tune in to watch retrospectives of the most viral YouTube moments and music trends of 2018. Additionally, fans can catch special appearances by YouTube creators throughout the show.
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Jimmy Kimmel and entrepreneur/producer Brent Montgomery, with Wheelhouse Entertainment, are launching media shingle Kimmelot to develop and produce unscripted and scripted projects for linear TV and digital, an app/mobile-based content. Kimmel also will become a partner in Wheelhouse Entertainment, the company Montgomery started in January 2018 after he departed his post as CEO of ITV America. The late-night host will produce all of his projects through Kimmelot. He’ll also remain a partner in Jackhole Productions, the company he created with Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla two decades ago, which produces Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
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The singing competition universe is getting another voice. Netflix is under way with the 10-ep, hip-hop-themed Rhythm & Flow, from John Legend, Jesse Collins and Jeff Gaspin. Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. are onboard to exec-produce and serve as the primary judges on the show, aimed at finding the next breakout hip-hop star. Series, set to premiere next fall, had been in development at Netflix for more than a year.
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Legendary Entertainment is developing content based on Black Hammer, Jeff Lemire’s comic book series, for both film and TV. Lemire will serve as an exec producer with Dean Ormston, the co-creator and illustrator of the comic series, which probes the surreal struggles between heroes and villains in Spiral City.
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Food Network ordered Family Food Showdown, a family-centric culinary competition with Valerie Bertinelli as host. Production is slated to begin in December with the series set to launch in 2019. Along with the new series order, the network announced an agreement with Bertinelli that spans multiple projects in daytime and primetime, including new eps of Kids Baking Championship.
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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network started production in Atlanta on multigenerational family saga Ambitions, produced by Will Packer Media in association with Lionsgate and Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury. Robin Givens (Riverdale, The Fix) leads the ensemble cast, which includes Essence Atkins (Marlon, Half and Half) and Brian White (Ray Donovan, Scandal), among others, and centers around a woman who, having recently relocated, finds herself going head to head with some of the most powerful and deceitful players in Atlanta.
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Revolt is extending talk show State of the Culture for 10 additional episodes. Hosted by Joe Budden, who’s also an executive producer, Remy Ma, Scottie Beam, and Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins, series will premiere an additional ep on Monday, November 19, followed by a year-end ep recapping 2018’s hottest topics on December 3. The remaining episodes will premiere in 2019.
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The final season is coming. HBO yesterday announced the eighth and final chapter of Game of Thrones will launch in April. The network released a promotional video that didn’t include a specific date but affirmed April is debut month.
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A&E Network released a first look at The Clinton Affair, a six-part limited doc series premiering Sunday, November 18, at 9p and unfolding over three consecutive nights. From Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and director Blair Foster, series examines the political scandal and coincides with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton.
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December 14 is the premiere date for season 3 of Travelers, the Netflix sci-fi series that was renewed for a third season in May, with Netflix taking over as the exclusive first-run network in all global territories.
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Season 3 of Oxygen’s Homicide for the Holidays premieres Sunday, December 9, at 8p and shifts to a new timeslot of 7p starting Sunday, December 16. The limited series once again delves into three horrific cases of holidays turned upside down.
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High-risk investments, messy renos and big payoffs are all in the mix for designer and real estate developer Alison Victoria in new series Windy City Rehab, premiering on HGTV at 9p on Tuesday, January 1.
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In the final season of Project Runway All Stars, 14 designers, all winners from the Project Runway franchise from across the globe, will compete to be named world champion of the catwalk. The glam starts on a new night, Wednesdays, at 9p beginning January 2 on Lifetime.
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USA Network is rebooting 2001 reality series Temptation Island with a 10-ep revival produced by Banijay Studios North America slated to debut January 15. Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original, will return as host.
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Comedy Central set January 15 as the premiere dates for returning series. Season 6 of Drunk History will debut a 10p; season 2 of Corporate will drop at 10:30p.
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Eric Church is a last-minute addition to perform on tonight’s 52nd Annual CMA Awards, broadcasting live from in Nashville at 8p.
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TV One is spreading the holiday cheer. A Special Night of Rickey Smiley for Real airs Tuesday, November 20, at 8p, followed by new original movie Merry Wishmas on Sunday, December 2, at 7p, Living by Design Holiday Special on Sunday, December 9, at 7p and movie Coins for Christmas, premiering Sunday, December 16, at 7p.
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Jim Gaffigan returns to Comedy Central on Friday, November 23, at 11p in the network debut of the 90-minute Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, recorded live at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.
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Acorn TV is gearing up for one of its biggest months yet with a December slate featuring six exclusive US premieres comprising three Acorn TV originals –Blood, Finding Joy and Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam – plus three returning favorites and a new foreign-language drama.
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Four more Hallmark movies are headed to the small screen. Mingle All the Way and A Majestic Christmas are part of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas and will air at 8p on December 1 and December 2, respectively. Christmas Wonderland and Once Upon a Christmas Miracle will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on those same dates at 9p.
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CBS will air The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color!, a new one-hour special with two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the ’60s series, on Friday, December 14, at 9p. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally selected the two eps.
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Chef, author and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich travels to rural communities across the US to explore the patchwork of traditions that make up the country’s diverse cuisine, in Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast, premiering Tuesday, December 18, at 9p on PBS.
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Amazon made it official yesterday with the announcement it will open two new HQs, in NY and Northern Virginia. Jeff Bezos’s tech goliath said it would invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new locations, with more than 25,000 employees each.
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SNL’s Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers) reunite to compete against one another in a one-hour special ep of Nickelodeon’s rebooted Double Dare, premiering Wednesday, November 21, at 8p. Hosted by Liza Koshy with original Double Dare host Marc Summers providing color commentary, the special will also guest-star All That’s Lori Beth Denberg.
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Cartoon Network is honoring the 20th anniversary of The Powerpuff Girls brand on Sunday, November 18, with an original music video created by female animators from around the world, a new internship program, the exclusive Lingua Franca Empowerpuff sweater, and a look back at the series featuring Blossom, Bubbles & Buttercup with 72 straight hours of both the remastered and original series streaming on CN.com.
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Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) will guest in a new episode of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premiering Saturday, November 17, at 9:30a on Nickelodeon. In the half-hour special, “Bug Busters,” Headey lends her voice as Big Mama, a gigantic spider yokai who can shoot webs and disguise herself to look like a human.
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The Boomerang streaming app is serving up new titles and content including the digitally remastered Garfield, complete series of Jonny Quest, eight new movies for Boom Movie Fest and more. More than 3,200 eps are now available on the app, featuring a holiday-themed roundup.
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Kilburn Live and Hasbro are in a new licensing agreement to create, build and operate Hasbro-themed family entertainment centers across the US and Canada.
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Cake announced the premiere on Disney XD EMEA of its new animated co-production Space Chickens in Space. Series tells the story of a trio of chickens, Finley, Chuck and Starley, who are mistakenly taken from their homes and enrolled in an elite intergalactic former military academy.
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Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos) will portray the title character in The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series set as a flagship program for the Disney+ service launching in 2019… RJ Cyler (Sierra Burgess is a Loser, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) snagged a recurring role in the current second season of the CW’s Black Lightning.
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The first full week of the traditional November survey period was strong for the three syndicated shows in talk’s top tier. Syndication’s Co. 1 talker Dr Phil (3.0 live plus same day national Nielsen, up 3 percent from the week before) raced to its highest rating since the week ended September 23 and led the genre for the 113th straight session with over 4-million daily viewers. Live with Kelly and Ryan (new season high 2.3, up 5 percent) was buoyed by a 25 percent Wednesday-Wednesday surge to a 2.5, and Ellen DeGeneres (2.1, up 5 percent) hit a six-week high.
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Among other syndicated fare, Face The Truth (0.8) rose 25 percent in W25-54 in its eighth week on the air. Judge Judy (7.3) grew 6 percent from last year and easily outperformed every first-run and off-net syndicated show for the 14th straight week. Turning to access time periods, the survey said Family Feud (new season high 6.4, up 5 percent) was the game show leader. Magazines were topped by Entertainment Tonight (2.9, down 6 percent) and Inside Edition (2.9, down 3 percent).
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