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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/20/18)
ANIMAL PLANET: Lone Star Law (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: The Curse of Oak Island: Digging Deeper (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: The Curse of Oak Island: Behind The Dig (Premiere) at 8:30pm
HISTORY: Brothers In Arms (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Flipping Out (Finale) at 10pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: The Jim Jefferies Show (Finale) at 10:30pm

The 2019 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner will not be emceed by a comedian, as it has been since the early 1980s. Instead, the WHCA announced esteemed historian and author Ron Chernow will be the speaker. “Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics,” said Chernow. “While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson won’t be dry.” Tweeted Michelle Wolf, whose performance at the last event caused debate, “The @whca are cowards. The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stacey Abrams asked TV and film producers not to pull their projects from Georgia after she lost that state’s hotly contested race for governor. Responding to calls for a boycott from notables like Veep EP Frank Rich, Abrams tweeted, “I appreciate the calls to action, but I ask all of our entertainment industry friends to support #FairFightGA – but please do not #boycottgeorgia. The hard-working Georgians who serve on crews & make a living here are not to blame. I promise: We will fight – and we will win.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) inked a first-look production deal with Fremantle. First up: Vivling, a series based on the life of Vivien Leigh.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a docu-series based on John Grisham bestseller The Innocent Man. Six-parter focused on murders in a small town in Oklahoma drops Friday, December 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SNL alum Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black) signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios calling for them to create original series for Amazon Prime Video through their Animal Pictures. Rudolph is producer and star of Amazon Prime’s Forever.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aspire TV renewed Butter + Brown for a third season. To sweeten the deal, Aspire is giving fans a chance to guest on the show by submitting a video of themselves making their favorite B+B dish or drink.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also picked up for season three is AT&T Audience drama Mr. Mercedes. Production for 10 new episodes begins in early 2019 in Charleston, SC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Limited series Deadly Legacy reopens the case of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who died before eight of his victims were identified. “Through the dogged determination and inspiring intrepidness of Detective Sergeant Moran, Investigation Discovery will deliver answers to multiple families in this intense, riveting, and long-overdue investigation,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America. Three-parter launches Sunday, December 9, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York “returns to the place it all began” with a premiere Monday, November 26, at 8p. The Monday franchise expands to two nights a week starting with the premiere of Love & Hip Hop: Miami on Wednesday, January 2, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daughter/father sitcom Sydney to the Max debuts Friday, January 25, at 8:30p on Disney Channel. Series created by Mark Reisman (Frasier) is set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Crashing and High Maintenance will both return for season three on Sunday, January 20, at 10p and 10:30p, respectively. Crashing slides into the slot held by Divorce, renewed for season three, while Maintenance takes Crashing’s 10:30p spot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The method to Harry Houdini’s magic is explored in Science Channel’s Houdini’s Last Secrets. Four-parter launches Sunday, January 6, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA’s Suits returns for the six-episode back half of season eight on Wednesday, January 23, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second half of season three of The Ranch arrives on Netflix Friday, December 7. Dax Shepard (Parenthood) joins as a recurring guest star; Danny Masterson was fired in December after being accused of early-2000s rapes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music countdown series Top Ten Revealed returns for a sophomore season on AXS TV on Sunday, January 13, at 8:30p. Each week has a different theme – first up is “Top Ten Roller Rink Tunes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Movie Christmas on the Coast, centered on a celebrity novelist who returns to her childhood home for the holidays, premieres on INSP Sunday, November 25, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marilyn Monroe for Sale premieres on Smithsonian Channel Sunday, December 23, at 9p. One-hour special charts the life of the screen legend via personal items sold at auction.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants takes a trip to the moon in holiday special SpaceBob MerryPants, premiering Sunday, November 25, at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

How to Holiday with Jordin Sparks and Friends airs on Food Network Canada on Saturday, December 1. One-hour special features Canadian lifestyle creators, who produce, film and edit their own segments, exec produced and developed by Kin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel celebrates Thanksgiving with a six-episode marathon of the Discovery/BBC co-production Life Story, starting Thursday, November 22, at 6p. Series follows animals’ journeys through six stages: taking their first steps in the world, growing up, finding a home, gaining power, winning a mate and succeeding as a parent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Instagram began purging inauthentic likes, follows and comments on Monday from accounts that use third-party apps to inflate popularity. The company said it built machine learning tools to weed out likes and followers created by services employing bots. “This type of behavior is bad for the community, and third-party apps that generate inauthentic likes, follows and comments violate our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use,” said Instagram in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Norbert Leo Butz (Mercy Street) and Margaret Qualley (Novitiate) have joined the cast of FX’s Fosse/Verdon as Paddy Chayefsky and Anne Reinking. Limited series is slated for a Spring 2019 premiere….Sofie Grabol (The Killing) and Katherine Kelly (Happy Valley) have been added to the cast of HBO/BBC drama Gentleman Jack….Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin) will guest on an episode of CW’s Charmed, directed by Jane star Gina Rodriguez….David Zayas (Dexter) and Kelcey Mawema (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) will recur on Syfy’s upcoming Deadly Class, premiering Wednesday, January 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen offered insights on the sixth and final season of House of Cards, which landed on Netflix November 2. According to the measurement company’s SVOD Content Ratings, within the first seven days the drama’s first episode reached an average minute audience of 2.9 million U.S. viewers P2+, versus an audience of 4.4 million for season five’s first episode. The show skewed older, with A18-34 making up 22% of the season six audience, versus 35% for season five, and A50-64 accounting for 27%, versus 19% last time around. And with Robin Wright playing president, the audience is 54% female; when Kevin Spacey was in the Oval Office the show skewed 56% male.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship posted a series-high 1.3 rating (L+3 P25-54) last Monday, up +8% from week prior, and ranked #3 in the 9p timeslot. The series is averaging a 1.2 rating P25-54 across the first two weeks, up +22% from last season, contributing to the net’s highest-rated Monday ever for L+3 ratings with a .8 P25-54, ranked #3 among cable for W25-54 and #4 among P25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $139 million

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