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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/6/18)
ABC: The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Top Chef (Premiere) at 9pm
E!: Botched (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Mega Machines: Sea Giants (Finale) at 10pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Finale) at 9:30pm

Former CBS CEO Les Moonves obstructed the investigation of allegations against him, according to the New York Times. A draft of a report by lawyers hired by the network says Moonves destroyed evidence and misled investigators, grounds for denying him his $120 million severance. Moonves “engaged in multiple acts of serious nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace, both before and after he came to CBS in 1995,” said the report, with lawyers describing Moonves as “evasive and untruthful at times.” Moonves, who has denied engaging in nonconsensual sex, left the network in September. After the Times article came out, the investigators issued a statement saying their work “is still in progress,” adding that they have not reported findings to the board.
(Source: Cynopsis)

They’ll be there for you – for a while, at least. A notice on Netflix’s Friends page saying that the 1994-2004 sitcom would be available “Until 1/1/19” caused alarm in the Twitterverse, but the streamer struck a deal with WarnerMedia for a reported $100 million to keep exclusive streaming rights for another year. That’s up from the $30 million Netflix had been paying. Exclusivity will have its limits – the show is expected to run on the streaming service AT&T is planning to launch by the end of 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will receive the Producers Guild’s 2019 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. “Amy Sherman-Palladino is everything you want a TV producer to be,” said PGA presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher. “She’s smart, she’s tenacious, she knows the story she wants to tell and how to put together the right team to tell it.” PGA Awards ceremony takes place January 19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, the Writers Guild of America is presenting Oz creator Tom Fontana with its Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement. The 71st Annual WGA Awards will be presented February 17. “I’m extremely grateful to the men and women in our Guild for thinking me worthy of the award,” said Fontana. “Now, everything I write will have to be better than before.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Telemundo Station Group has launched its “Telemundo University” training program for journalism students at the University of Florida and University of Texas at Arlington. The group plans to announce additional partners next year as part of an effort to provide the next generation of bilingual broadcast and digital journalists with real-world work skills.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crown Media’s motion to dismiss the wrongful termination lawsuit by former Home & Family co-host Mark Steines was denied. Steines, who was let go in May, alleges he was fired for complaining on behalf of women who claimed they were harassed by the show’s creator, Woody Fraser. Fraser was eventually removed from his position as exec producer; Crown Media said in September “there is no merit” to Steines’ legal claims.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin Hart is set to host the 91st Academy Awards. Said the Ride Along star on Instagram, “I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time.” Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ceremony for the past two years, posted, “Congratulations amigo – @TheAcademy made an excellent choice. You are going to kill it.” Oscars air Sunday, February 24, on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s The Voice faced backlash from fans after coach Adam Levine urged fans to save from elimination 14-year-old Reagan Strange, who was too sick to sing, over another singer on his team, DeAndre Nico. While Levine praised Nico, he added, “I have a very special relationship with Reagan. And I have two little girls at home. The thought of breaking her heart by not urging everyone to give this girl a shot to go and redeem herself next week would be too far beneath me.” Strange was saved – barely – which caused a kerfluffle on social media. Even singer John Legend was drawn in, tweeting, “@adamlevine what did you do tonight?? You’re all in my mentions.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Studios is developing a reimaginging of MTV claymation satire Celebrity Deathmatch (1998-2002). Ice Cube is attached to star as well as exec-produce alongside his partner Jeff Kwatinetz via Cube Vision. The show will be available as a weekly series for an SVOD or broadcast partner next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Drug war drama Narcos: Mexico was renewed for season two by Netflix. Series from Gaumont Television debuted last month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS’s Miracle Workers premieres Tuesday, February 12, at 10:30p. Workplace comedy stars Daniel Radcliffe as a low-level angel and Steve Buscemi as God.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Starz drama American Gods launches Sunday, March 10, at 8p. An eight-episode Holy Day binge of season one starts at 12p on Saturday, December 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live with Kelly and Ryan will get into the spirit of the season with theme weeks, starting with “Holiday Hits Week” December 10-14. On December 24, Seth MacFarlane joins the daytime duo, along with singer Martina McBride…and Santa Claus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner and Fathom Events revealed the 14 movies returning to theaters for the 2019 TCM Big Screen Classics series. First up are The Wizard of Oz (January 27, 29 and 30), My Fair Lady (February 17 and 20) and To Kill a Mockingbird (March 24 and 27).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also teaming with Fathom Events is anime company Crunchyroll. The first Crunchyroll Movie Night of the new year offers a look at Mob Psycho II on Saturday, January 5, before the episode debuts in Japan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy’s New Year’s Eve marathon of The Twilight Zone returns for the 23rd year beginning Saturday, December 30, at 11p and running through Wednesday, January 2, at 6a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Simpsons’ 1989 Christmas special, the animated comedy’s first full-length episode, will air Sunday, December 23, on Fox. This year’s holiday episode, “’Tis the 30th Season” – featuring Jane Lynch – airs December 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steve Harvey will once again ring in the new year for Fox. In Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square, Harvey will be joined by co-host Maria Menounos, beginning at 8p, Monday, December 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel investigates how tiny reptiles can reveal secrets about life on earth in Laws of the Lizard, premiering Wednesday, December 26, at 8p. The film includes the first footage ever taken of a bizarre new species.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast of 1994’s Four Weddings and a Funeral – including Hugh Grant, Andie McDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas and Rowan Atkinson, among others – will reunite for a charity short film, One Red Nose Day And A Wedding. The film, which premieres on BBC One on Friday, March 15, and will be part of NBC’s Red Nose Day programming in May, picks up 25 years after the original. Four Weddings writer Richard Curtis, who also wrote the short, is a co-founder of the Red Nose Day charity telethon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jessica Lange (American Horror Story) will rejoin exec producer/writer/showrunner Ryan Murphy in Netflix’s upcoming satirical comedy, The PoliticianJames Norton (McMafia) and Ben Miles (The Crown) are set to star in BBC One drama The Trial of Christine KeelerJoe Cole (Peaky Blinders) and Sope Dirisu (Humans) landed lead roles in Cinemax drama Gangs of London.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Network with Bryan Cranston, Tatiana Maslany and Tony Goldwyn is opening on Thursday December 6, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/network/

Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard starts previews on Friday December 7, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/ruben-clays-first-annual-christmas-carol-family-fun-pageant-spectacular-reunion-show/

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