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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/28/18)
NBC: 86th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center at 7pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Man Fire Food (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Bargain Mansions (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Catfish (Premiere) at 9pm
REELZ: Cashed Out (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Kentucky Ayahuasca (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Dallas (Finale) at 10pm
E!: Total Divas (Finale) at 9pm

Big changes at YouTube, which is halting development of original scripted content and refocusing efforts on unscripted series and specials. Although the company had been going gangbusters on scripted content under head of original content Susanne Daniels, it stopped taking new scripted pitches a few months ago as it shifts its business model to moving all YouTube Originals to a free ad-supported model. Scripted projects currently in the works will remain in the pipeline, including new series Origin, upcoming On Becoming a God in Central Florida and Wayne, and new pilots Dark Cargo, The Edge of Seventeen and It’s a Man’s World.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keeping it real: CBS in the coming months will premiere two new unscripted competitions and return three fan-favorite shows in a midseason reality push. In related news, the network confirmed Julie Chen Moonves will return as host of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. Newcomers are talent competition The World’s Best, hosted by James Corden with judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill, debuting immediately after Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February 3, at 10p before moving to its regular Wednesday time slot; and competition series Million Dollar Mile, debuting Wednesday, March 27, at 9p. Also on tap, the second season of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, debuting Monday, January 21, at 8p; the 38th season of Survivor, debuting Wednesday, February 20, at 8p; and the 31st run of The Amazing Race, debuting Wednesday, May 22, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More musical series chairs at Viacom. First Wives Club, slated to debut on Paramount Network in January as part of its Thursday dramedy night, is hopping over to sibling net BET as Paramount evaluates its dramedy-block game plan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Drybar founder Alli Webb will join entrepreneurial-themed show Shark Tank as a guest Shark, which returned to ABC for its 10th season. In related news, commemorative anniversary mag Inside the Shark Tank, produced by Hearst Magazines and available November 27-February 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Don Mischer, who’s won more than a dozen Emmys for his work primarily helming live events, will receive the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished achievement in television direction at the 71st annual DGA Awards on February 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ava DuVernay’s star continues to rise at Warner Bros. She inked a reported $100-million multiyear multigenre overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. The deal with DuVernay and her Forward Movement shingle encompasses drama and comedy series, docs, digital content, and longer-form projects for broadcast, cable, premium cable, streaming services and other platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has put in development Prism, a drama from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz and Universal TV. Series is an exploration of a murder trial in which every ep is told through the perspective of someone different.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Craig Gerber, who’s steered Disney Junior series Sofia the First and Elena of Avalor, entered an overall development deal at Disney Channels Worldwide under which he’ll create and produce animated and live-action series and movies for Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Newly rebranded MotorTrend Network will debut a new season of Graveyard Carz on Friday, November 30, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new year gets a sweet start with the return of Kids Baking Championship to Food Network on Monday, January 7, at 9p, with mentors Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV snagged a deal as exclusive North American partner for ITV drama series Manhunt, starring Martin Clunes (Doc Martin). The arrangement also includes travel doc Martin Clunes: Islands of America. Series will debut in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anchor Jose Díaz-Balart will lead Noticias Telemundo’s coverage from Mexico City of AMLO: Presidente de Mexico, the Mexican presidential inauguration Saturday, December 1, starting at noon, with analysts Valeria Moy and Carlos Bravo and presenters Julio Vaqueiro, Felicidad Aveleyra and Paulina Sodi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up TV’s holiday special Christmas on the Coast premieres Sunday, December 2, at 7p. Program follows detective Mackenzie Bennett, whose holiday plans are put on hold when her new friend is a suspect in a diamond heist. Special stars Emily Alatalo, Franco Lo Presti and Yanic Truesdale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix dropped the first teaser for Springsteen On Broadway, which debuts December 16, the day after Bruce Springsteen ends his much-lauded Broadway run. A soundtrack CD will be released December 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime will debut special Sommore: A Queen With No Spades, featuring stand-up comedian Sommore, on Friday, December 21, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel’s annual holiday extravaganza of high-octane explosions, duct tape, and mayhem, the MythBusters Mega Merrython, will begin Saturday, December 22, at 6a and run for 12 days and nights leading to the premiere of Mythbusters Jr. on Wednesday, January 2, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aubrey Plaza will host the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, slated to air live on February 23 on IFC. She’ll take over duties from John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, who co-hosted for the past two years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tiger Woods inked a multiyear partnership with Discovery and its new GolfTV, which ups the cache of the streaming venture in conjunction with the PGA Tour that launches in January in territories outside the U.S. including Australia, Canada and Japan. GolfTV plans to stream 2,000 hours of live golf each year, plus on-demand content. GolfTV content created with Woods eventually will be available in the U.S.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following in the footsteps of rival Spotify, YouTube is introducing student plans for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. YouTube Premium extends an ad-free experience across all of YouTube and includes access to YouTube Originals for a monthly fee of $11.99. The student plan offers a $5 monthly discount.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s kids and family slate just got a big infusion. In a new deal with The Roald Dahl Story Co., Netflix announced a slate of original animated series based on the Roald Dahl library, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and The Twits. Netflix plans to “build out an imaginative story universe that expands beyond the books,” the company said in a statement yesterday. Production is slated to begin on the first treatment in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sesame Workshop and Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division are teaming to relaunch Sesame Street Records in the U.S. and Canada. The multiyear deal will see the release of catalog recordings across digital platforms, plus never-before-released music from current and past seasons of Sesame Street, new thematic compilations and new cover songs and parodies that originate outside of the TV show coming in early 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sinking Ship Entertainment scored sales of Odd Squad, its co-production with Fred Rogers Productions, to KiKA (Germany), ABC Australia and CBBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genius Brands International’s Rainbow Rangers, the new animated series that premiered on Nick Jr. November 5, signed new licensing partners including Cra-Z-Art, Esquire Footwear, Integrity Vitamins and Townley Girl.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody) joined Hulu pilot order The Great in a role playing the best friend and confidant of Russian emperor Peter, depicted by Nicholas HoultSean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings) is joining the cast of BBC One drama World on FireRosabell Laurenti Sellers (Game of Thrones), Falk Hentschel (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Florence Kasumba (Black Panther) and Désirée Nosbusch (Bad Bank) will topline alien invasion drama Spides for Syfy globally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There is a hush over Bikini Bottom. Stephen Hillenburg , the creator of signature Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and two-time Emmy winner, died Monday after battling ALS. He was 57. “We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” Nickelodeon said in a statement. “He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family. Steve imbued SpongeBob SquarePants with a unique sense of humor and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere. His utterly original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of imagination.” Tributes to Hillenburg continue to pour out over social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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