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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/7/19)
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Hawaii Life (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Tiny Paradise (Finale) at 9pm

The Simpsons’ long game just got longer. The series, which holds the record for longest-running scripted show in primetime, got renewed for an unprecedented 31st and 32nd season on Fox. The renewal will bring the antics of Homer, Marge and company to a whopping 713 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Group Nine Media, the publisher behind digital-first brands NowThis, The Dodo, Thrillist and Seeker, will sit out the NewFronts this year, instead launching its own “Nine-Fronts.” The multicity presentation series is designed to provide a glimpse at the company’s combination of storytelling and data insights. The series initially will hit NY, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and Boston.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The tour for Smithsonian Channel’s The Green Book Guide To Freedom touched down at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC this week, followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Yoruba Richen, who worked in conjunction with production company Impossible Factual.  “The message I discovered in making the film is that the Green Book is more than just a guide. It actually is evidence of our history, of who we are as a people, our entrepreneurship, our fears, our pleasures and recreations. It’s all those things,” said Richen. “What we tried to show is there were the Green Books, produced from 1936-1967, but it’s the stories and the people behind those listings that make it so important and special.” Doc premieres on Smithsonian Channel on Monday, February 25 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is adapting graphic novel Talent into a series, with Justified showrunner Graham Yost onboard. Fox partnered with the comic book publisher Boom! Studios on the project, with Neil Moritz and his Original Films and Sony Pictures Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smokehouse Pictures brought in Focus Features’ production executive Rebecca Arzoian to serve as President of Television, overseeing all aspects of television development and production for the TV division of George Clooney and Grant Heslov‘s company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Entertainment launched SideCar, billed as a “content development accelerator” and headed by industry veteran Gail Berman, whose studio The Jackal Group (Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Fox’s Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life) has been based at Fox. Sidecar will focus on identifying and incubating scripted and unscripted programming both for the Fox network and third-party platforms. Berman currently serves as President of the Producers Guild of America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, who in 2001 co-founded Magical Elves, the production company behind a heap of content including Top Chef, Project Runway and Nailed It, are exiting the company. Magical Elves will remain a part of Tinopolis USA, the subsidiary of UK-based Tinopolis Group, which acquired the company in 2014; Cutforth and Lipsitz are expected to launch a new independent production shingle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz, who co-wrote Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman, are teaming with studio Gunpowder & Sky to develop Madness, a drama series set in the world of college basketball.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen Media kicks off the second season of In Ice Cold Blood on Monday, February 25 at 8p with Ice-T returning as host and executive producer, guiding viewers through shocking true stories involving sex, money and obsession.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network unleashed the 2019 film slate for the net’s I Am documentary franchise. Produced by Derik Murray’s Network Entertainment, the three new chapters of the franchise will feature Richard Pryor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Patrick Swayze. First installment I Am Richard Pryor will premiere at SXSW on Tuesday, March 12, and will debut on Paramount Network on Friday, March 15 at 10p. It includes interviews with Sandra Bernhard, Ron De Blasio, Dr. Todd Boyd, Michael Epps, Tiffany Haddish and others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Culinary competition Spring Baking Championship returns to Food Network for a new season on Monday, March 18 at 9p. Series, in which host and lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly tests the resolve of 10 talented bakers, netted its highest-rated season-to-date last year, delivering a .9 A25-54 and 1.3 W25-54 L3 rating, and was seen by nearly 7.5 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 10 on CBS, will be down one superstar. Ariana Grande pulled out of performing – and attending – the event after a disagreement with producers over which songs she would sing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will return at 4p Sunday to headline E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 2019 Grammy Awards, which will also include an exclusive peek at singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow” music video, fashion commentary and live fan interaction. Post-ceremony, the network will air its After Party: The 2019 Grammy Awards segment…. CBS will air its own Grammys Live from the Red Carpet on Facebook as its exclusive social platform. The livestream will begin Sunday, at 5p live on Facebook Watch, on the Grammy Awards Facebook Page, CBS Facebook page and Grammy.com. Red carpet coverage is co-hosted by ET Live’s Cassie DiLaura and Dana Blair.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The special short film One Red Nose Day and a Wedding, which reunites Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas from the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral for the first time in 25 years, will air exclusively as part of The Red Nose Day Special on Thursday, May 23 at 8p on NBC. Richard Curtis, who wrote the original film and is the co-founder of fundraising campaign Red Nose Day, wrote the short for the 2019 edition of Red Nose Day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Motown legends Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder will be joined by Boyz II Men, Chloe X Halle, Ciara, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Pentatonix and more for the CBS Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration, airing April 21 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cassandra Scerbo (Sharknado) scored a recurring role on ABC drama Grand Hotel, where she’ll portray a professional football cheerleader vacationing at the hotel… Adwin Brown (Heathers) will recur opposite Victoria Pedretti on the upcoming second season of psychological thriller You on NetflixAmerican Horror Story’s upcoming ninth installment will feature Olympic medalist and actor Gus Kenworthy and series alum Emma Roberts, creator Ryan Murphy teased on Instagram.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the week ended February 1, CBS The Late Show With Stephen Colbert posted its largest weekly audience and delivered more than 4 million viewers for the first time in more than a year, since the week ended January 5, 2018. This was the Late Show’s fourth-best week ever and the 10th time the show has averaged at least 4 million viewers in a week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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