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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 1/16/19)
ID: In Pursuit with John Walsh (Premiere) at 10pm
POP: Schitt’s Creek (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Deadly Class (Premiere) at 10pm

The CW and iHeartMedia are sticking together. Under a new multiyear deal, the network remains the exclusive TV broadcaster and video-streaming partner for the iHeartRadio Music Festival and iHeartRadio Jingle Ball event. The two have been partners on these events since 2012. As part of the new pact, the CW also will air a best-of special featuring a 2019 iHeartRadio marquee event and will live-stream four iHeartRadio Theater shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich debuted as a CNN political commentator last night (January 15) on Cuomo Prime Time, the same day that former Sen. Claire McCaskill debuted for NBC News on Morning Joe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sewee Entertainment cleared The 50th Miss Black America Pageant in more than 80 percent of U.S. TV households, including primetime in NYC, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Detroit. Additionally, Sewee announced that season 2 of first-run quarterly series Women on the Move is cleared in more than 80 percent of the U.S. Women on the Move profiles influential women making a difference in their communities and around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s Lost in Space leads the TV category with six nominations for the Visual Effects Society’s 17th annual VES Awards, which will recognize the best VFX innovation in film, animation, TV, commercials and video games at an event February 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinedigm is offering furloughed government employees two months of the Dove Channel – the company’s faith-focused digital-first network – for free.
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HGTV’s going to the Extreme. As the highest-rated home-renovation series of all time, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is getting a reboot at the network with 10 new episodes headed to production. HGTV plans to spotlight its own talent in the weekly race to complete a custom whole-home renovation for a deserving family. New eps are slated to premiere in early 2020 and HGTV secured rights to air 100 existing eps of the original series, which aired on ABC for nine seasons from 2003-2012.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Parker, a half-hour comedy from Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together) and writer Alexandra Henrikson (Maniac), is in development at Freeform. From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, series follows social media-obsessed Parker Adams, who decides to leave the big city to become a park ranger in Alaska after a bad breakup. Fischer will serve as exec producer; Henrikson will serve as co-exec producer and will write the pilot script.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grace and Frankie will return for a sixth season in 2020 on Netflix, which announced the renewal and preproduction on the new season of the Jane Fonda– and Lily Tomlin-starring series. Season five debuts this Friday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is expanding its development and production slate to include multiple true crime series, documentary specials and pilots with WGN, Oxygen, Reelz and other networks. Among projects are Dog’s Most Wanted for WGN’s first unscripted series in more than five years; doc special Slenderman Stabbing: The Untold Story, slated to debut on Reelz Saturday, January 26; and an upcoming true crime series and special for Oxygen. Dorsey also currently produces series Building Alaska, Building Off the Grid and Maine Cabin Masters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Drama series The Code and The Red Line got spring premiere dates on CBS, as did the returning Ransom. The Code will premiere Tuesday, April 9, at 9p before it moves into its regular Monday time period on April 15 at 9p. From Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti and starring Noah Wyle, The Red Line will air in two-hour installments over four consecutive Sundays beginning April 28, following 60 Minutes at 8p. Ransom returns for its third season Saturday, February 16, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media jets off to Latin America with new docuseries Mexican Dynasties. Premiering Tuesday, February 26, at 10p, it delves into three family dynasties – the Allendes, the Bessudos and the Madrazos – whose fortunes stem from the entertainment, beverage and luxury car industries, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS dropped a trailer for the second season of Tracy Morgan– and Tiffany Haddish-starring The Last O.G. and set a premiere date of Tuesday, April 2, at 10:30p. Among season 2 guests are hip hop artists Method Man, Rev Run, Talib Kweli and Rakim.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary Burn the Stage: The Movie, which puts the lens on K-pop group BTS and their 2017 concert tour, will begin streaming on the YouTube Premium subscription service Friday, January 18, at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, airing live on Sunday, February 10, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Criminal Minds Aisha Tyler will host the 71st Annual DGA Awards, February 2 in Hollywood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is raising subscription prices 13 percent to 18 percent in the steepest increase since it segued into streaming more than a decade ago. Increased fees will take effect immediately for new subscribers and be phased in over three months for existing subscribers. The news dropped two days before Netflix was set to share quarterly earnings. Netflix Basic will now cost $9, up from $8; HD Standard, its most popular package, will now cost $13, up from $11, and 4K Premium will cost $16, up from $14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Matt Walsh (Veep) scored the lead in the pilot for ABC family comedy Happy AccidentGoran Visnjic (Timeless, ER) will return to NBC in a recurring role on This Is Us…. Li Jun Li (The Exorcist) is in as a series regular on upcoming Netflix martial arts series Wu Assassins.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday night’s premiere of Telemundo’s La Voz (The Voice) ranked as the No. 1 reality show in Spanish-language television among A18-34 with an average of 304,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. The premiere also averaged 1.4 million Total Viewers and 667,000 A18-49, improving Telemundo’s 9-11p Sunday-night time slot by 37% versus the last quarter in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Driven by the record-setting launch of the reality competition series The Masked Singer, FOX kicked off 2019 as the top network, winning the week of December 31. It averaged a 2.7/11 in Live + 7 Day ratings for the week, up +29% versus the same week last year. The Masked Singer’s Wednesday, January 2, debut posted a 4.2/17 L7 and 13.0 million L7 Total Viewers, setting the mark for the greatest ever L7 gain from Live + Same Day among unscripted debuts in A18-49 (+1.2 rating point) and Total Viewers (+3.6 million Total Viewers).
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Hallmark Channel’s original movie premiere One Winter Proposal, airing last weekend as part of the net’s annual “Winterfest” programming event, averaged a 2.8 HH rating, 2.9 million Total Viewers, and 446,000 W25-54. It propelled the network to be the highest-rated and most-watched cable network during primetime for the week among HH, excluding news and sports.
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Syndicated entertainment magazines successfully parlayed Golden Globes excitement into strong ratings for the session ending January 6. The group’s highest-percentage winners in the opening week of 2019 were magazine leader Entertainment Tonight (2.8 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 22% from the week before), Access (1.2, up 20%), Extra (1.0, up 11%), which also grew 25% in the key W25-54 demo, and Daily Mail TV (0.9, up 13%), which ratcheted up 33% in the coveted demo. Sophomore Page Six TV registered monster gains in most of the largest markets, including surges of 60% in NYC, 25% in Philadelphia and 50% in Dallas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndicated daytime, Dr. Phil (2.3, steady), in reruns, and Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.3, steady) tied for first place in talk, followed by Ellen DeGeneres (2.1, up 17%), Maury (1.4, unchanged), Steve Wilkos (1.2, up 9%), repeat eps of Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.1, down 8%), Wendy Williams (1.1, unchanged) and Rachael Ray (1.1, unchanged). The No. 1 program overall was Judge Judy (6.5, up 8%), even though it aired reruns all five days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Broadway legend Carol Channing, known for her signature lead role in Hello, Dolly! and who continued performing into her 90s, has died. She was 97. Channing was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995 and was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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