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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/24/19)
COMEDY CENTRAL: Broad City (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: The Other Two (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ID: Deadly Secrets (Premiere) at 9pm
FREEFORM: Siren (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL: Kindred Spirits (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: The Good Place (Finale) at 9:30pm

USA renewed Suits for a ninth and final season, set for summer 2019. The second half of season eight launched last night. “Suits has played an instrumental role in our network’s DNA for nearly a decade,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network and SyFy. That DNA won’t disappear altogether – a Suits spin-off, Pearson, is on the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America ordered a second season of procedural comedy Carter, starring Jerry O’Connell. Andy Berman (Rosewood) hops aboard as showrunner and EP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Verizon Media Group is laying off seven percent of its staff, a cut that affects about 800 employees. The company is shifting priorities to grow mobile and video products, increase usage of B2B platforms and expand its video supply and distribution, said Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan in a letter to staff.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal Television Distribution has sold Judge Jerry to more than 90% of the country for its fall 2019 debut. The daily first-run half-hour court program stars Jerry Springer as judge.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An LA court ruled that Sumner Redstone, now 95, had the mental capacity to make changes to his estate in 2015 and 2016. Redstone’s former companion, Manuela Herzer, alleged Redstone’s daughter, Shari Redstone, was making decisions on his behalf, putting into question her right to control over the family’s holding company, National Amusements, which has about 80% voting power in CBS and Viacom. “After three years of litigation, Mr. Redstone is grateful for today’s court confirmation of his capacity to execute his estate plan and of his free will in doing so,” said his attorney. “Now all he needs is a Patriots win.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scott Evans, senior correspondent for nationally syndicated daily entertainment news program Access, is joining Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover as co-host of the daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show Access Live.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv added 10 more episodes to season two of Love After Lockup, for a total of 24. The show was the fastest-growing new cable reality series in 2018, said the net. Seven episodes into the second season, Lockup delivered a series high of more than 1.3 million total viewers in Live+3, double the season premiere viewership and a series high 762,000 A25-54, up 88% percent from the season premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shopify has launched Shopify Studios, a full-service TV and film content development and production house that will develop, produce and finance an array of projects for streaming platforms and traditional networks. The company has so far set deals with Anonymous Content, Spoke Studios and Saville Productions to develop entrepreneur-focused docu-series and feature-length documentaries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Flip or Flop’s Tarek El Moussa will star in the pilot for a new HGTV show in 2019. The show, currently in production, teams El Moussa with real-estate novices as they learn the secrets of a successful flip. “From start to finish, I’m giving these first-time flippers everything they need to score a profitable deal and not a bank-breaking flop,” said El Moussa, who will also star in a new digital series for HGTV.com that follows his new life as a single dad.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Limited series Fosse/Verdon, telling the story of the romantic and creative partnership of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse, premieres Tuesday, April 9, at 10p on FX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dr. Evan Antin – voted the Sexiest Veterinarian Alive by People magazine – brings his love for wildlife to Evan Goes Wild, premiering Sunday, February 24, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Counting On is back for season four on Monday, February 11, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Very Cavallari returns for season two on Sunday, March 3, at 10p, followed by LadyGang at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live weekly interactive series Power Star Live launches Wednesday, February 6, on Twitter, streaming at 4p. Xilla Valentie and Jessie Woo host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse has three documentaries making their U.S. TV premieres as part of its Fuse Docs series. Fatherhood, following young people as they write and perform songs that address healing, debuts Saturday, March 2; Sickboy, about three friends who team up to create a podcast that laughs in the face of serious illness, premieres Saturday, April 6; and I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story arrives Saturday, May 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel staple Candace Cameron Bure and her daughter, Natasha Bure, will host the Movieguide Awards, honoring movies and TV shows for family audiences, reports Variety. Ceremony takes place February 8 in Hollywood and will air later in the month on Hallmark Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s Presidents at War tells the stories of the experiences of eight presidents who served on active duty during World War II. Two-part event series launches Sunday, February 17, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary Studio 54 premieres on A&E on Monday, February 11, at 10p. The film about the notorious celeb-packed club includes newly discovered footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel is taking a deeper look into the story of “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” told in the Oscar-nominated film Green Book. The Green Book: Guide to Freedom features experts delving into phenomena of “traveling while black” in pre-civil rights America, on Monday, February 25, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Octane Entertainment sold bank heist caper Carter & June to Showtime Networks, which will offer the film on demand February 1. It will also air as part of premium programming beginning February 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube TV is rolling out in another 95 markets, to cover 98% of the U.S. For the past year, the service has been available in about 85% of households. YouTube TV offers access to ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in 90% of the areas it serves, in addition to cable nets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu is raising the price for its skinny bundle live TV service to $44.99/month, from $39.99, but lowering the price of its SVOD service from $7.99 to $5.99. The news comes after Netflix’s recent announcement that it is raising the price for its most popular plan from $10.99/month to $12.99.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rita Ora’s song “Soul Survivor” will accompany Bumble’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial. The spot features the women-first social networking app’s Global Advisor, Serena Williams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kate Winslet will star in HBO limited series Mare of Easttown, playing a small-town Pennsylvania detective… JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Once Upon a Time) landed a lead in ABC family comedy pilot Happy Accident.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel original movie premieres, A Winter Princess and Winter Love Story, on Friday and Saturday, part of the net’s annual “Winterfest” programming event, propelled the network to be the highest-rated and most-watched non-news cable network for the week during Prime Time among Households and Total Viewers. Princess averaged a 2.0 HH rating, 2.0 million Total Viewers and 295,000 W25-54, while Love Story averaged a 2.7 HH rating, 2.7 million Total Viewers and 415,000 W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season premiere of Telemundo’s Exatlon delivered an average 319,000 viewers A18-34, according to Nielsen. In addition, the show outperformed the premiere of the first season by 42% among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of ABC’s The Conners rose 15% week to week to hit a 1.5/7 among A18-49, its most-watched telecast since October, with 9.4 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On its fourth episode of the season, Freeform’s grown-ish jumped 38% week to week among A18-34 (to 308,000) for a new season high and posted a new season best among W18-34, up 27% (to 232,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday night, Univision’s back-to-back Liga MX soccer matches – America vs. Pachuca and Tigres UANL vs. Cruz Azul – attracted more Total Viewers 2+ (+18% to 1.0 million), A18-49 (+16% to 512,000) and A18-34 (+19% to 210,000) than the prior Saturday’s Liga MX matchups.
(Source: Cynopsis

It was a Golden (Globes) week in syndication the week ending January 13 for Access (new season high 1.4 in Live+SD, up 17% from the prior week), TMZ (1.3, up 8%), Entertainment Tonight (3.2, up 14%) and Inside Edition (up 15% to 3.1).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Completing its two-week trial run was Breakthrough with Dr. Steve Perry (0.4/1 weighted metered market two-week average), down 50% from both lead-ins and year-ago time periods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
True West with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano is opening on Thursday January 24, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/true-west-broadway/

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