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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/15/18)
OVATION: The Wine Show (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Finale) at 9pm

PBS announced its Winter/Spring 2019 schedule. Among the highlights: the season three premiere of Masterpiece’s Victoria on Sunday, January 13, at 9p, followed by two-part special, Victoria and Albert: The Wedding at 10p. Another royal two-parter, Margaret: The Rebel Princess, premieres Sunday, February 10, at 10p. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. does double duty, as host of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., launching season five on Tuesday, January 8, at 8p, and limited series Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, arriving Tuesday, April 9, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Irin Carmon, co-author of “Notorious RBG” and a writer on legal and gender issues, is now a contributor to CNN. The net’s Brian Stelter announced the news in his newsletter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV is going wild again, bringing “MTV Spring Break” back to Cancun in 2019 with performers, surprise celebrity guests, and thousands of (maybe-not-on-their-best-behavior) young people. In a nod to the current cultural climate, the net will also concurrently host alternative Spring Break events for young activists who use their free time to give back. The news comes on the heels of MTV’s acquisition of SnowGlobe Music Festival, an expansion of its live events business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Breakthrough With Dr. Steve Perry landed a limited run on Fox Television Stations. The syndicated talker from CBS Television Distribution, starring educator and advocate Perry, will get a two-week try-out beginning January 7 in eight markets. “We think Breakthrough has potential,” said Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming for Fox TV Stations. “And being able to present it in January, when there isn’t much going on in syndication, makes it that much more compelling. Our goal is to deliver fresh programming year-round.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crime drama Red Stick, from Matt Tolmach (Venom), bestselling author Patricia Cornwell and Sony Pictures Television, landed a script commitment plus penalty from NBC. Story centers on a coroner who relocates to Baton Rouge after the death of her father.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dad Vs. Father, a comedy from Kurt Braunohler, Cedric the Entertainer and his A Bird and A Bear Entertainment and CBS Television Studios, has been put in development at CBS, reports Deadline. Project focuses on new parents moving in with the husband’s formerly deadbeat dad.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios inked a production deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television calling for eight thematically connected films in the thriller genre, to air on the Amazon Prime Video service. “Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling,” said Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke. “He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares…. We can’t wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two series based on George R.R. Martin’s “Wild Cards” books are in development at Hulu. Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) will write and produce the Universal Cable Prods. project, set in the aftermath of an alien virus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is developing a comedy from comedian Dusty Slay, Chadd Gindin (Santa Clarita Diet) and ABC Studios, inspired by Slay’s childhood growing up in an Alabama trailer park.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon picked up season six of its longest-running original series, procedural Bosch, ahead of the arrival of season five, slated to make its debut in 2019. What’s the rush? “Bosch is a customer and critical favorite and Amazon Prime members are fans of this long-running series that delivers strong storytelling, complex characters, and exceptional performances,” said Albert Cheng, co-head of television for Amazon Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta premieres Thursday, January 10, at 9p. The franchise extender follows Atlanta detectives unraveling gruesome crimes. Lead-in is 60 Days In, which returns the week before, on January 3 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 23 of ABC’s The Bachelor premieres January 7 at 8p, with Bachelorette also-ran and ex-NFL player Colton Underwood handing out the roses this go-round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s American Beauty Star returns Wednesday, January 2, at 10p. Superstar model Ashley Graham joins as host this season; judges include supermodel Christie Brinkley, Cosmopolitan’s Leah Wyar and photographer Yu Tsai.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC game show Deal or No Deal is being revived on CNBC, starting Wednesday, December 5, at 8p and 9p. Howie Mandel will be back as host and exec producer, as contestants try grab the $1,000,000 briefcase.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FFA Today launches on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel Monday, January 7, at 7p. Weekly program will feature students living the youth organization’s motto of “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, and Living to Serve.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce original series Last Call makes its debut Monday, January 7. Comedy hails from Bobbcat Films and Roger Bobb (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery will go live at an ancient sinkhole 46 miles off the coast of Belize for two-hour global special Discovery LIVE: Into The Blue Hole on Sunday, December 2, at 4p. Exploration team includes businessman/philanthropist Sir Richard Branson; explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau; and Erika Bergman, the submersible’s pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Young Sheldon’s Iain Armitage (Sheldon), Lance Barber (George) and Montana Jordan (Georgie) will make cameos on a December episode of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. Sibling series are both exec produced by Chuck Lorre.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NOVA: World’s Fastest Animal takes a look at the peregrine falcon (nearly three times as fast as a sprinting cheetah) on Wednesday, November 21, at 9p on PBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce premieres its first Original Movie, A Stone Cold Christmas, on Sunday, November 25, 9p. Demetria McKinney (Saints & Sinners) stars as a shrewd businesswoman/horrible boss forced to deal with past decisions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Always at The Carlyle, a documentary feature bringing to life untold stories from the legendary NYC hotel, premieres on Starz on Monday, December 3, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the holiday specials on tap at NBC: A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 21, at 9p; A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy on Wednesday, November 28, at 8p; and Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days on Monday, December 3, at 10p, two days ahead of the series premiere (see above) on CNBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-hour doc Dirty John, The Dirty Truth, a companion to Bravo’s upcoming scripted anthology Dirty John, debuts on Oxygen in January. Bravo series launches Sunday, November 25, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s Body Cam gives viewers an eyewitness look at the life-and-death decisions in police work, starting Tuesday, November 27 at 10p. First episode covers a domestic dispute that turns into a shoot-out, and a rookie forced to pull his weapon on a busy highway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gina Carano (Deadpool) has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming Star Wars series, set to air on upcoming streaming service Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Constance Zimmer (UnReal), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Joe Manganiello (True Blood) narrate scripted true crime podcast The Angel of Vine. Created by Oliver Vaquer (Jane the Virgin) and former WME voice director Ryan Martz, the 10-parter offers a fictional account of an unsolved murder mystery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a second season of Explained, reports Deadline. Weekly short-form series from Vox explores a wide range of global topics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for the Today hour that used to be anchored by Megyn Kelly have risen since Kelly’s exit, boosted to 741,000 among A25-54 (up 10%) and 2.52 million viewers (up 4%) versus Megyn Kelly Today’s last week on the air. The show was canceled by NBC on October 26, after Kelly made remarks about wearing blackface on Halloween.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And the winner is…The E!’s People’s Choice Awards reached 4.1 million total viewers and 1.8 million among A18-49 on Sunday across NBCUni sibs E!, Bravo, Syfy, Universo and USA. E!’s airing delivered the youngest-skewing audience ever for the show, with an audience composition 4x more concentrated with A18-34 viewers than last year’s telecast on CBS, as well as E!’s biggest live digital video audience ever, with 3 million live streams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel movie It’s Christmas, Eve on Saturday ranked as the top cable program of the day across households (3.9 rating) and all key demos, with 4.2 million total viewers and 739,000 W25-54. The show out-delivered the Big Four in the 8p-10p timeslot among HHs, W18-34, W18-49, W25-54 and total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday’s debut of Butterbean’s Café scored Nickelodeon its highest-rated preschool series debut since the 2013 launch of PAW Patrol, averaging a 4.6/456,000 with Kids 2-5 (+27% year-over-year) and 1.3 million total viewers (+55%). A PAW Patrol special nabbed the series its highest ratings with Kids 2-5 in over a year, and was the number-one telecast for the day, averaging a 7.3/727,000 Kids 2-5 (+125%) and 2 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s Season 6 premiere of The Curse of Oak Island on History ranks as the network’s #1 season premiere year-to-date among key demos, delivering 2.9 million total viewers, 1.2 million A25-54 and 855,000 A18-49.(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars ended season eleven up +20% among A25-54, up +16% among W25-54 and up +11% among W18-49 and total viewers versus the season premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katherine MacGregor, best known to TV audiences as Harriet Oleson on Little House on Prairie, died November 13. She was 93. “She was outspoken and hilariously funny,” posted Little House co-star Melissa Gilbert.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Prom is opening on Thursday November 15, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/prom/

Bernhardt/Hamlet is closing on Sunday November 18, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bernhardthamlet/

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