ANIMAL PLANET: Hanging with The Hendersons (Premiere) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 1/12/19)
HGTV: Log Cabin Living (Premiere) at 11pm and 11:30pm
OWN: Iyanla: Fix My Life (Premiere) at 9pm
OWN: Love And Marriage: Huntsville (Premiere) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 1/13/19)
AXS TV: The Top Ten Revealed (Premiere) at 8:30pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Flea Market Flip (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: True Detective (Premiere) at 9pm and 10pm
NAT. GEO.: Valley of the Boom (Premiere) at 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Disasters at Sea (Premiere) at 9pm
TELEMUNDO: La Voz (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Dirty John (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: Rel (Finale) at 9:30pm
SHOWTIME: Ray Donovan (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: 90 Day Fiancee (Finale) at 8pm
TRAVEL: Fear The Woods (Finale) at 9pm

Al Pacino is coming to episodic TV. The venerable actor is aboard for a 10-ep season of Amazon series The Hunt, which follows a band of Nazi hunters in 1977 in NYC and is exec-produced by Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele. Pacino will co-star with previously cast Logan Lerman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Costume Designers Guild will dole out awards at its 21st annual gala February 19. Among television contenders are The Alienist, GLOW, The Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Outlander.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting directors and associates ratified a new three-year contract negotiated on their behalf by Teamsters locals 399 in LA and 817 in NYC. The joint agreement with management’s AMPTP covers some 400 casting professionals in LA and about 100 in NY.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix will release a long-rumored documentary focused on Bob Dylan’s legendary 1975-76 tour, reports Variety. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese is “part documentary, part concert film and part fever dream,” said the streamer. No release date has been set.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nature – Equus: Story of the Horse, a two-part Nature series on the relationship between humans and horses, begins Wednesday, January 16, at 8p on PBS stations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice, a new show produced by 44 Blue and Blumhouse TV, will premiere on Oxygen on Saturday, January 19, at 7p. Series follows an active private investigation spearheaded by retired NYPD Detective Kevin Gannon that questions whether the country’s most notorious string of mysterious accidental drownings aren’t accident but connected homicides.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Celebrity rap battle series Drop the Mic and classic game-show reboot Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild head to new network TNT from sister net TBS on Wednesday, January 23, at 10p and 10:30p, respectively. They’ll encore the following night on TBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America will bow series Pure on Wednesday, January 23, at 10p. The six-ep drama follows a newly elected Mennonite pastor determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime dropped a trailer for season 9 of Shameless, which bows Sunday, January 25, at 9p. Emmy Rossum’s final season finds her character, Fiona, continuing her downward plunge, while it looks like Frank (William H. Macy) may be a father again.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“It’s disruptive, unpredictable, irreverent and incredibly fun.” Those are but a few of the reasons Carolyn Bernstein, EVP of Global Scripted Development and Production at Nat Geo, says limited series Valley of the Boom (premiering Sunday, January 13, at 9p) is like nothing you’ve seen before.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix dropped the first season 3 trailer for One Day at a Time ahead of its February 8 launch, introducing viewers to the extended Alvarez family including Gloria Estefan, who guests as Lydia’s estranged sister Mirtha.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW set the spring premiere date for new series In the Dark for Thursday, April 4, at 9p, plus the returns of The 100, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the final seasons of Jane the Virgin and iZombie. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow move to Monday nights beginning in April. Legends debuts April 1 in a new timeslot of 8p; Arrow premieres Monday, April 15, also at new time of 9p. Jane the Virgin’s final sail begins Wednesday, March 27, at 9p; iZombie’s fifth and final season begins Thursday, May 2, at 8p. The 100 returns for its sixth season Tuesday, April 30, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland will air on HBO and Channel 4 after its Sundance Film Festival debut January 25. The doc, directed by Dan Reed and produced by Reed’s AMOS Pictures for HBO and the British broadcaster, examines longstanding accusations of sexual abuse against Jackson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz acquired four new documentaries: Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, a behind-the-scenes look at how the original Cowboys cheerleaders became controversial pop culture phenoms; Of Fathers and Sons, a likely contender for the 2019 Oscars Documentary Feature; Inside My Heart; and Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco. All will debut on the network this spring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu, which struck a partnership with Amazon this fall to make Hulu available on the Alexa-powered tablet Echo Show, found that voice dramatically escalated the amount of time people tuned in. Echo Show lets viewers use voice commands to tune to content. “People who use Alexa are watching 50 percent more television,” Hulu CMO Kelly Campbell said in a CES interview reported by Deadline. “You don’t have to get your phone out or pull out a remote.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of Amazon, the company is making moves in the ad-supported VOD space with IMDb Freedive, a supply of back-catalog film and TV content viewable via a free streaming channel in the U.S. TV shows on IMDb Freedive are diverse, including past seasons of The Bachelor, Fringe, Gilligan’s Island and Quantum Leap.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also in Amazon-land, stock held firm yesterday after Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced plans to divorce after 25 years of marriage. Jeff Bezos’ net worth has been estimated at $137 billion, most of it from his 16 percent ownership stake in Amazon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Danny Trejo will serve as ring announcer for Karate Combat: Hollywood, the first LA stop for the startup martial arts league that’s expanding to 10 events this year. The 10-fight card is set for January 24 at the Avalon Hollywood and will stream at and its apps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication news, while low-viewing and preemptions for holiday specials turned the lights out for most first-run strips in the Christmas week session ending December 30, several top off-net weekly hours celebrated double-digit increases, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent (new season high 1.6 live plus same-day national Nielsen rating, up 23% from the week before), American Ninja Warrior (new season high 1.5, up 36%) and the weekly version of Chicago P.D. (new season high 1.4, up 17%). Honors for highest ratings in the category went to the weekly version of Dateline (3.4, steady).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In first run, shows moving up were few and far between. However, Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.3, up 5%) – which aired taped and repackaged shows for part of the week – rose to the occasion and equaled its best ratings of the season.  But that was the only talk show able to break into positive territory during the holiday week. Dr Phil (2.3, down 21%), in reruns all five days, tied with Kelly and Ryan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Buoyed by its best New York Yankees ratings in six years, YES Network finished 2018 as the most-watched regional sports network in the country in both Primetime and Total Day. This marks the 14th time in 16 years that YES has been the most-watched RSN in the country. Among highlights: YES averaged 25,000 HHs in Total Day in the New York DMA in 2018, 39% greater than the #2 RSN, NESN, which averaged 18,000 TV HHs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Early sitcom star Mary Kay Stearns died November 17 in Newport Beach, Calif. She was 93. Stearns, along with her husband, Johnny Stearns, starred in domestic comedy Mary Kay and Johnny. The sitcom, which debuted in 1947, has one major claim to trivia fame: It beat I Love Lucy by four years for having a star’s pregnancy written into the script – in 1948.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Upside – Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Aja Naomi King, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Genevieve Angelson, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan, Julianna Margulies
A Dog’s Way Home – Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Chris Bauer, Barry Watson, Wes Studi, Bryce Dallas Howard
Replicas – Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz, Emily Alyn Lind, Emjay Anthony, Nyasha Hatendi, Sunshine Logrono
The Aspern Papers (Limited Release) – Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lois Robbins, Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Barbara Meier

Today’s Jackpot is $50 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Saturday’s Jackpot is $96 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.


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