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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/13/18)
ID: Dead Silent (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (Finale) at 8pm
SYFY: Nightflyers (Finale) at 10pm

ABC is shuffling its schedule, putting freshman drama series A Million Little Things in a new plum Thursday 9p slot after Grey’s Anatomy for the remainder of the season. Not on the midseason schedule roster for the first time since it debuted is Dancing with the Stars, though it’s expected back in the fall. Instead, The Bachelor will air through mid-March in Dancing’s traditional Monday slot while American Idol will debut its second season on the network Sunday, March 3, and is expected to add a Monday installment on March 18. Meanwhile, three newcomers are headed to primetime. Drama Whiskey Cavalier bows on Wednesday, February 27, at 10p, The Fix debuts Monday, March 18, at 10p and Grand Hotel premieres Monday, June 17, at 10p. Returning drama For the People will debut season 2 on Thursday, March 7, at 10p. And as previously announced, spinoff comedy Schooled also debuts on January 9 at 8:30p. In other notable scheduling moves, 20/20 will expand to two hours on Fridays, and Shark Tank will scoot to the Sunday 10p hour, replacing the canceled Alec Baldwin talk show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) will host the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards January 27 in LA and simulcast live on TNT and TBS. Nominations were announced yesterday, with Netflix grabbing the most noms for the third consecutive year with 15 – almost twice as many as its nearest competitor. Amazon’s Prime Video scored 8, followed by HBO with 6 and FX with 4. By series, Netflix’s Ozark and Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel led the way in television categories. Alan Alda will receive the guild’s Life Achievement Award during the ceremony.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered eight episodes of coming-of-age series I Am Not Okay With This, from British director Jonathan Entwistle and Shawn Levy, director/exec producer of Stranger Things. Project, based on a series of self-published Forsman microcomics, is co-created by Entwistle and Christy Hall and is about a teenage girl navigating high school while dealing with her family, her budding sexuality and mysterious superpowers beginning to awaken within her.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform picked up Everything’s Gonna Be Okay to series, with a 10-ep order for the project from Please Like Me creator, writer and comedian Josh Thomas. Half-hour comedy follows a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters who has to step up when his dad becomes terminally ill. It’s produced by Avalon Television and Freeform, based on a concept created by Thomas, who wrote and stars in the pilot and will serve as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix wants to help you clean up your act. Eight-ep Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, featuring the global organization guru, launches January 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

My 600-Lb Life and Family By the Ton return to TLC on Wednesdays beginning January 2. The night kicks off at 8p with two-hour eps of My 600-Lb Life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Dakota Boys are back for a second season of Gold Rush: White Water, starting Friday, January 4, at 10p Discovery. This season, they’re mining for nuggets in the raging torrents of glacier-fed McKinley Creek.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben and Erin Napier return for season 3 of HGTV’s Home Town on Monday, January 14, at 9p. The husband and wife use their artistic vision and passion to restore worn properties in a small Mississippi town.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network dropped a trailer for season 5 of Lip Sync Battle, debuting January 17 at 9p, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu secured Anna Friel-fronted British drama Butterfly in a deal with Fremantle and will launch the three-part miniseries January 18. Butterfly, penned by The Secret Agent writer Tony Marchant, follows the relationship between separated parents and their divided opinions over how to support their youngest child. Show is produced by RED Production Co. and Aenon for ITV. Nicola Shindler, Caroline Hollick and Adam Kemp are exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! is expanding its original nightly programming lineup with a 20-ep order of new unscripted comedy blind-dating series Dating #NoFilter. Series, from Lime Pictures and All3Media America, will air Monday-Thursday starting Monday, January 21, at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reelz announced new original programming for winter 2019 including four new specials, three new series and three returning series. The dark and messy sides of celebrity take center stage in the three new series – I Lived with a Killer (premiering Friday, January 25, at 8p), Famous Fortune Fights (Thursday, January 31, at 9p) and Notorious (Saturday, March 16, at 10p). Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… leads returning series on Sunday, February 10, at 9p, followed by Price of Fame (Sunday, February 10, at 10p) and Murder Made Me Famous (Saturday, March 16, at 9p). New specials include Donna Summer: Disco Queen (Monday, January 14, at 9p), Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie (Saturday, January 19, at 9p), Slenderman Stabbing: The Untold Story (Saturday, January 26, at 8p) and Mariah Carey: The Diva, The Drama (March 2019).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CentroAmerica TV on Saturday, December 15, at 8p will premiere a special edition of its original production Immigrantes: El Camino Hacia un Sueno (Immigrants: The Road Toward a Dream), filmed on the Mexican/U.S. border in Tijuana.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Primetime annual holiday special CMA Country Christmas will air an encore presentation Saturday, December 22, at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singing in the new year: Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris are on board to perform live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, beginning at 8p on ABC, from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans…NBC’s New Year’s Eve will feature performances by Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend and Blake Shelton, with Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen hosting live from Times Square along with Leslie Jones. Festivities begin Monday, December 31, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Victoria and Albert: The Wedding, a new two-part series hosted by Royal historian Lucy Worsley, will air Sunday, January 13 and 20, at 10p on PBS… Also upcoming on PBS series Independent Lens are two music docs. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World debuts January 21 and follows the trailblazing Native American musicians who shaped American blues and rock. Eugene Jarecki’s The King, a cross-country road trip in Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, debuts January 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen will debut two-hour doc Dirty John, The Dirty Truth on Monday, January 14, at 8p as a companion to the Bravo series based on the podcast of the same name.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Milo Murphy’s Law, starring Al Yankovic as the voice of Milo, debuts with a one-hour Phineas and Ferb crossover special Saturday, January 5, at 7p on both Disney Channel and Disney XD. The special, titled “The Phineas and Ferb Effect,” will also be available that same day on DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amir Wilson (The Secret Garden), Ruby Serkis and Nathanael Saleh (Mary Poppins Returns) lead the young cast of Netflix’s coming-of-age drama The Letter For The KingJoel McHale has been cast in the recurring role of Sylvester Pemberton, aka Starman, in upcoming DC Universe series Stargirl. Also in the DC Universe, Ian Ziering (Sharknado) joins the cast of upcoming series Swamp Thing in a recurring guest role… BBC Two’s The Luminaries cast Himesh Patel (The Aeronauts, EastEnders) and Ewen Leslie (The Cry).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Phil McGraw, host of daytime talker Dr. Phil, is launching a new podcast early next year with Stitcher as part of a partnership that also will bring three more shows to listeners throughout 2019. Stitcher will support the launches in and rep the shows for advertising through Midroll, its advertising arm. First up is Phil in the Blanks, which will feature McGraw talking with various accomplished guests.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crown Media Family Networks launched Hallmark Channels’ Official Podcast. Hosted by a rotating panel of Hallmark talent, the program will give listeners an insider’s passport to all things Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, with program previews, exclusive talent interviews, surprise guests and behind-the-scenes stories from the sets of the networks’ productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Love After Lockup returned for its second season Friday, December 7, with double-digit audience growth in Total Viewers and across all key demos. Compared to the series premiere early this year, the season 2 premiere grew by 70% among W25-54, 51% among A25-54, 44% among W18-49, and 16% among Total Viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, delivering 650,000 total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
To Kill A Mockingbird with Jeff Daniels and LaTanya Richardson Jackson is opening on Thursday December 13, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/to-kill-mockingbird/

Springsteen on Broadway with Bruce Springsteen is closing on Saturday December 15, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bruce-springsteen/

Celebrity Autobiography on Broadway is closing on Monday December 17, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/celebrity-autobiography-broadway/

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