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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 2/5/19)
ALL CHANNELS: State of The Union Address at 9pm
BET: American Soul (Premiere) at 9pm
BYU TV: Welcome Home (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Inside The NFL (Premiere) at 9pm

New Amsterdam made it to season two on NBC. The medical drama is averaging a 2.5 rating among A18-49 and 11.9 million total viewers in Live+7 Nielsens. “We’ve been so excited to see how much audiences have embraced Dr. Max Goodwin and all the characters that make New Amsterdam such an incredibly compelling medical series,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.
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As it increases its original content offerings, HBO is going to start moving some original scripted series from Sundays to Mondays. Why the shift? “There’s obviously only so many Sundays a year,” Casey Bloys, President of Programming, told the New York Times. HBO will have 150 hours of original content in 2019, up 50% from last year.
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Nexstar Media and TDS Telecom reached a retrains agreement that restores the signals of Nexstar stations to customers in eight states. A blackout had been in place since December 31. “I would like to personally thank our customers for their patience and cooperation during the negotiations,” said TDS Telecom President and CEO Jim Butman. “Because of their support we were able to come to a reasonable agreement with Nextstar.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks is teaming with the NAACP to celebrate Black History Month. The 6th Annual Black History Month Public Service Announcement campaign features interviews with seven Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, highlighting stories and messages from each elected official as they reflect on what Black History Month means to them. The co-branded spots will air throughout February on AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and on premium streaming service Urban Movie Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adnan Virk is out at ESPN. The studio host was fired following an investigation that he leaked confidential company information to the media, reports the New York Post.
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Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Productions inked a first look TV series deal with Amazon Studios. The agreement comes with an inclusion rider mandating diverse hiring. “The key to Michael’s success, going back to the beginning of his career, has been his ability to elevate each role he has brought to life, often shattering stereotypes along the way,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. “One of the reasons it’s so exciting to be in business with him, Alana [Mayo] and Outlier Society is because they are part of the new wave of creative talents emphasizing diversity both above and below the line, and using their success to empower others.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform ordered a Party of Five reboot from the original creators, Amy Lippman and Chris Keyser, to series with a ten-episode order. One-hour drama from Sony Pictures Television will follow five children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows premieres Wednesday, March 27 at 10p. Series, based on the film of the same name, focuses on four vampires who have lived together for hundreds of years on Staten Island.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Welcome Home, Litton Entertainment’s co-production with BYUtv, debuts tonight at 10p on BYUtv, available to 50 million U.S. TV homes.
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Series tells the inspirational stories of families as they emerge from homelessness and move into a new living space. “Litton’s reputation for producing award-winning, compelling content aligns with BYUtv’s mission to encourage viewers ‘to see the good in the world,’” said Dave Morgan, CEO and founder of Litton Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

EstrellaTV tapped Mexican actor-comedian Armando Hernandez to host its new Spanish-language version of Family Feud, 100 Latinos Dijeron. Survey says the game show premieres Tuesday, February 19 at 6p.
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It’s debut day for Lifetime’s My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera. Adam Reed, CEO of Thinkfactory Media, says when it comes to going live, “There’s a Plan B, Plan C and Plan D for everything, and even then, you need an experienced team that can improvise in the moment and create an entirely new plan on the spot.” For more on the event series, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docu-series In Their Own Words debuts on Nat Geo Sunday, February 17 at 8p, offering three headline-making tales told in first person. “We hear directly from those involved, getting a detailed, moment-by-moment account of what actually happened,” says executive producer Tom Jennings. Stories include DEA agents bringing down the most vicious drug cartel in the world, Bernie Madoff’s downfall, and the crew members who escaped a massive oil-rig explosion in Deepwater Horizon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS is taking viewers out of this world with a “Summer of Space” multiplatform experience. Anchored by American Experience six-hour film Chasing the Moon, and including new science and history programs, the event begins in July timed to the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Chasing the Moon  premieres Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10, 9p-11p. The film tells the story of the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the first lunar landing in 1969.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News prime time event Black Widow airs on 20/20 Friday, February 8 at 9p. Special centers on Stacey Castor, ten years after her conviction for murdering her husband and attempting to murder the daughter she tried to frame.
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TLC’s “Say Yes to the Prom” initiative is back for the eighth year, with returning retail partner Macy’s. Travelling to five different cities, “Say Yes to the Prom” will offer one-on-one style sessions with Monte Durham of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta to help the students find the perfect dress, tuxedo and accessories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meg DeLacy (The Fosters) and Jake Austin (Rectify) have joined Stargirl, DC Universe’s upcoming superhero series.
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Sunday’s Super Bowl on CBS was seen by a total audience of 100.7 million, counting CBS and digital properties, down 4% in total audience versus last year. Post-game, the debut of talent competition The World’s Best delivered 22.22 million total viewers. Last year, Super Bowl follower This Is Us drew 27 million viewers on NBC.
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Season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel averaged 1.9 million viewers during its first seven days on Amazon, reports Nielsen. The first episode had an average of 3.3 million viewers for the week. It’s the first time Nielsen has released data for an Amazon series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Episode four of Freeform’s Good Trouble rose to new series heights, up by 12% among W18-34 (to 179,000) versus the previous week, by 4% among W18-49 (to 287,000) and by 20% among F12-34 (to 219,000).
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In January, Discovery, Inc. captured the top three nets in Total Day viewing with ID #1, HGTV #2, and Food Network #3, while TLC was the #1 net in Prime, among W25-54. Other highlights for the month: Discovery Channel ranked as the #1 non-sports cable network for the 7th straight January among M25-54 in Prime, while also taking the top cable spot among M18-49; OWN’s The Haves & The Have Nots was the #2 original scripted cable series among W25-54 (1.84) and was the month’s #1 original series across broadcast and cable for African-American W18+ (11.75) and total viewers (2.06 million); Animal Planet’s Crikey! It’s the Irwins concluded its first season in January ranking as the highest-rated freshman series for the network since The Zoo in 2017; Travel Channel enjoyed its highest-rated January ever in Prime among W25-54; and MotorTrend ranked as the #27 cable net among M25-54 in Prime, gaining four slots over last year.
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Actor Kristoff St. John was found dead at his home on February 3. He was 52. St. John, winner of two Daytime Emmys and ten NAACP Image Awards, had starred on The Young and the Restless since1991. “The news  of Kristoff St. John’s passing is heartbreaking,” said a statement from CBS Television Network and Sony Pictures Television. “He was a very talented actor and an even better person. For those of us who were fortunate enough to work with him on ‘The Young and the Restless’ for the last 27 years, he was a beloved friend whose smile and infectious laugh made every day on set a joy and made audiences love him.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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