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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/8/19)
ANIMAL PLANET: Lone Star Law: Bigger and Better (Premiere) at 8pm
FREEFORM: Good Trouble (Premiere) at 8pm.
HISTORY: Project Blue Book (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Ellen’s Game of Games (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Premiere) at 8pm
SCIENCE: How The Universe Works (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Legend Hunter (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: We’ll Meet Again (Premiere) at 9pm

NBC meteorologists Al Roker and Dylan Dreyer and journalists Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones were named hosts of Today’s 9a hour. Roker and Melvin had been subbing with the Today block’s10a co-host Hoda Kotb after the October exit of Megyn Kelly; Dreyer and Jones were making appearances in the timeslot as well. “Hope you don’t mind these faces!” tweeted Dreyer on Monday, with a photo of the new foursome. A replacement for Kotb’s co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, who is leaving in April, has yet to be named.
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David Rhodes is stepping down from his role as CBS News President and will be replaced by senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky, the first woman to hold the position. Zirinsky, who joined CBS News in 1972, “has touched virtually every division and every CBS broadcast over the decades she’s worked here,” said Joe Ianiello, acting CEO of CBS Corp. Rhodes will remain through March 1. “The new year is a time for renewal, for new goals,” said Rhodes, who has led the division since 2011, in an internal memo. “The world we cover is changing, how we cover it is changing – and it’s the right time for me to make a change too.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As MSNBC expands its live weekend programming, ABC News anchor Kendis Gibson is jumping to the cabler to anchor MSNBC Live weekends from 2-4p, starting Saturday, January 19. Gibson also logged time on Fox and CNN.
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The Supreme Court rejected the petition of Olivia de Havilland to review the dismissal of her lawsuit against FX Networks over her depiction by Catherine Zeta-Jones in Feud: Bette and Joan. De Havilland claimed the series violated her right of publicity and false light. “One day someone else who is wronged for the sake of Hollywood profits will have the courage to stand on the shoulders of Miss de Havilland and fight for the right to defend their good name,” said attorneys for the 102-year-old actress. “Miss de Havilland hopes she will live to see the day when such justice is done.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGA East contracts for about 200 writers and producers at Vice Editorial, Vice News, Viceland and Vice Digital were approved by 98% of voters, part of the WGAE’s effort to unionize digital news sites. “Strength is more needed now than ever before,” said the Vice bargaining committee. “There is power in a union.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots, exec-produced by David Fincher and Tim Miller through Blur Studios. Eighteen-parter will feature episodes ranging from 5-15 minutes long created by different animation teams.
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Grey’s Anatomy isn’t showing its age in season 15. ABC ordered three more episodes of the Shonda Rhimes medical drama, for a total of 25. Grey’s is averaging a 3.1 rating among A18-49 in Live+7 Nielsens.
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HGTV has an expert on hand for A Very Brady Renovation: Lloyd Schwartz, one of the producers of the original The Brady Bunch and son of series creator Sherwood Schwartz. The younger Schwartz will offer insights on stories about the set, house and cast. “It’s so surreal that I get to be part of this exciting new chapter of our show,” he said. “In some form, we’ve been on the air since the 1960s. What a perfect way to celebrate our 50th anniversary!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season twelve premiere of Murdoch Mysteries (formerly known as The Artful Detective) launches on Ovation on Saturday, April 20, at 7p. Season one of Frankie Drake Mysteries makes its debut on Saturday, June 15, at 9p.
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The Biermanns are back for season seven of Don’t Be Tardy, premiering Sunday, February 17, at 9p on Bravo. Reality show moves to Fridays at 9p beginning February 22.
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Felines again face off in Hallmark Channel’s sixth annual Kitten Bowl, premiering on Sunday, February 3. On February 2, Hallmark Channel will bring back players from past Kitten Bowl competitions for an all-star game in the first annual Cat Bowl, featuring “where are they now” segments and profile pieces. Animal rescue advocate and Northshore Animal League America spokesperson Beth Stern will host both shows, with a hand from Alison SweeneyCameron MathisonRebecca Romijn, and Rodney Peete. Marquis sponsors of the programs include SubaruMeow Mix, and Ceva Animal Health. Kitten Bowl and Cat Bowl are programming elements of Hallmark Channel’s Adoption Ever After, the network’s pet adoption advocacy initiative, and all featured cats and kittens will be up for adoption.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Amazing Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan will host Saturday Night Live for the first time when the NBC sketch show kicks off new shows January 19. Musical guest will be Greta Van Fleet, making their debut.
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New wildlife films coming up on Smithsonian Channel’s “Wild Wednesdays”: Incredible Animal Moments debuting February 6 at 8p, Amazing Pigs on February 13 at 8p, and Naked Mole Rats premiering February 20 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is unveiling the Museum of Drunk History, based on Comedy Central’s liquored-up TV show. Exhibit runs from January 9-20; admission is free.
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Roku’s accounts grew 40% year over year to over 27 million, reported the company. “Strong active account growth and accelerating streaming hours point to consumers’ growing enthusiasm for streaming,” said Roku CEO Anthony Wood.
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Samsung announced it is adding an app to its smart TVs that will let users view content from Apple’s iTunes. Users will be able to browse and play their existing iTunes content as well as purchase or rent new content. In other Samsung news dropping CES week, the company said its 2019 TVs will respond to commands from Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers. LG also announced that viewers can get some intelligence assistance from Alexa as well as Apple’s Siri.
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The U.S. consumer technology industry will grow 4% from last year, to hit a record $398 billion in retail revenue in 2019, according to a CES report from the Consumer Technology Association. “Our latest research shows innovations in AI and faster connectivity are among the key drivers for the industry’s record growth,” said CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. Top revenue driver will be smartphones, at $80 billion.
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Apple is going OOH for CES, touting its consumer privacy cred on the side of a Las Vegas building as the electronics show gets underway. “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone,” reads the message, which also includes a URL that leads to Apple’s privacy pages.
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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment digital lifestyle learning platform and streaming service Bluprint is launching a new writing vertical on January 23. The vertical will feature how-to courses with writing experts in a variety of disciplines.
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The Directors Guild of America unveiled the nominees for the 71st DGA Awards, which will be handed out Saturday, February 2. Up for drama episodes are Jason Bateman (Ozark), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Chris Long (The Americans), Adam McKay (Succession) and Daina Reed (The Handmaid’s Tale). In the running for comedy are Donald Glover (Atlanta), Bill Hader (Barry), Hiro Murai (Atlanta), Daniel Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Amy Sherman Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).
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Sunday’s post-NFL Golden Globes on NBC drew 18.6 million viewers and a 5.2 rating among A18-49, down 2% versus last year in viewers but up 4% in the demo. The NFL lead-in game scored a 22.9/40 metered market rating, the best wild card overnight number for NBC since 1994.
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The Discovery portfolio of networks captured the top three cable channels for W25-54 in Total Day viewing (ID at #1, HGTV at #2, and Food Network at #3) and accounted for five of the top 15 cable channels in Prime among A25-54 (Discovery Channel at #5, HGTV at #9, Food Network at #12, ID at #14, and TLC at #15) in 2018. OWN boasted five of the top 16 original scripted series in 2018 on ad-supported cable among W25-54, Travel Channel had its best year ever in 2018 among A25-54, W25-54, P2+ and Households in Primetime, and 2018 was MotorTrend‘s (formerly Velocity) best year ever during both Primetime and Total Day for ratings and delivery among P2+ and Households.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s The Masked Singer posted the largest Live+3 gain from Live+SD ever among unscripted debuts with A18-49 (3.9/16 Live+3, +0.9) and total viewers (12.3 Live+3 million, +2.9 million) and the highest-rated unscripted debut on any network in over seven years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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