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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 2/13/19)
FUSE: Complex x Fuse (Premiere) at 11pm
TRAVEL: Paranormal Caught on Camera (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (Finale) at 9pm
MTV: Ridiculousness (Finale) at 8pm

NBC late-nighter Last Call with Carson Daly is winding down after a 17-year run. Daly will still be busy in two other NBC dayparts, hosting Today’s Orange Room as well as hosting and producing The Voice. “Hard to believe it’s been so long – 2,000 episodes,” said Daly. “It’s time to move on to something new and let someone else have access to this incredible platform.” As for what that new project might be, “The Golf Channel has always been a favorite of mine,” he offered, “and we have a few things in the works.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS shareholders updated a lawsuit filed against the company in August, alleging that $200 million in stock was sold by insiders before accusations of misconduct against former CEO Les Moonves, as well as “sexual harassment that permeated the company,” were revealed to the market. CBS has clear policies and procedures in place relating to stock sales by senior executives, responded the network, adding that the “vast majority” of sales mentioned in the complaint were made as part of pre-planned arrangements, and the remaining sales were “subject to CBS’s customary pre-clearance policies and procedures and were properly disclosed.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central announced a new series starring David Spade. The yet-to-be-titled show will offer the comedian’s take on pop culture and a rotating group of his celebrity pals, along with field segments that mirror his Instagram stories. What, no politics? “We are really thinking there is a Trump joke fatigue in late night,” said Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land, at TCA. The late-nighter will follow The Daily Show Monday through Thursdays at 11:30p, starting later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Akiko Fujita has joined Yahoo Finance as on-air anchor/reporter. Fujita was previously the Hong Kong-based co-host of Squawk Box Asia for CNBC International. Akiko will work across the daily live shows, covering markets and other stories of the day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central announced the development of three series: How to Be a Couple, from Broad City writers Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman, based on their real lives; The Chameleon, about “an extraordinarily talented, yet chronically broke entertainer who unwittingly stumbles into a world of covert operations and international espionage, where he’s finally offered his big break … as the government’s most fabulous spy”; and a scripted series from Samantha Irby based on her book of essays, Meaty.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel will air nature event series Serengeti, from American Idol creator Simon Fuller and wildlife film maker John Downer, in 2019. Six-part series follows the stories of a cast of African wildlife. “Of all the shows I have created or worked on, nothing compares to Serengeti,” said Fuller. “The heartfelt stories, the intensity of the drama and the depth of emotion, is something I have been genuinely moved by.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC ordered a pilot for a comedy from Jessica Gao (Rick & Morty), Imagine Television, ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios. Story centers on a first generation Chinese-American whose struggle to set boundaries with her family is complicated when she finds herself the sole inheritor of her wealthy grandmother’s estate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered eight episodes of Merry Happy Whatever, starring Dennis Quaid as a patriarch balancing the demands of his family with the complications of the Christmas season. Comedy comes from Tucker Cawley, Kapital Entertainment and TrillTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lauralee Bell (The Young and the Restless) will exec produce and star in Lifetime movie Nightmare Tenant, reports Deadline. Bell plays a single mother who finds herself renting to a you-know-what after her daughter leaves for college.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A detective with a photographic memory is the focus of ID’s Gone But Never Forgotten, launching Tuesday, March 5 at 10p. Det. Pat Postiglione recounts his most daunting cases in exacting detail in the six-episode true crime series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Investigative reporter Christof Putzel goes back in time to explore some of history’s most notorious mysteries in Travel Channel’s Mission: Declassified, premiering Sunday, March 24 at 10p. Also in the Travel pipeline: Jack Osbourne and paranormal researcher Katrina Weidman investigate haunted locations in Portals to Hell, starting Friday, April 19 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Windy City Rehab will be back on HGTV for a 10-episode sophomore run. Renovation series currently ranks as the #1 series on the network for viewers P25-34, is a top 10 cable program among W25-54 in the Tuesday 9-10p timeslot, and has attracted more than 9.3 million viewers since it premiered on January 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miley Cyrus will be on hand as guest judge for the season 11 premiere of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race on Thursday, February 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon is commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with a tribute to the series launched July 17, 1999. The “Best Year Ever” kicks off Friday, July 12, with the premiere of SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout, a mixed live-action and animated special, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge, coming in summer 2020.  “This anniversary special is a love letter to everyone in the universe of SpongeBob, from the fans across the globe to the incredible creative team, crew and talent who continue to bring these great characters to life,” said Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Drag Me Down the Aisle follows four drag queens to the rescue as they help a struggling bride salvage her big day. Special premieres Saturday, March 9 at 9p. “TLC is the home of weddings and we are always looking for new ways to expand in the space that will appeal to a broader audience, beyond the bride-to-be,” said Howard Lee, President and General Manager for TLC.
(Source: Cynopsis)  

Arts net Ovation will celebrate Arts Advocacy Day with the world premiere of Arts Across the Heartland, which looks at how cities across the country are making a difference in their communities through the power of art. Documentary airs Tuesday, March 5 at 8p as part of Ovation’s commercial-free Arts Advocacy Day programming event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three-hour special The Atlanta Child Murders premieres Tuesday, March 23 on ID. Doc revisits a horrifying 23 months starting in 1979 that saw 29 African-American children stolen from their families and killed. Decades later, the murderer has never been confirmed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Sports Documentary Films explores the legalization of sports gambling and its impact on the gambling community in four-part docu-series Action, premiering Sunday, March 24 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand-up special Amy Schumer Growing premieres on Netflix on Tuesday, March 19. It’s Schumer’s second special for the streamer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Shameik Moore (The Get Down), Siddiq Saunderson  (Mother’s Milk), Marcus Callender (Power), Zolee Griggs (Ballers) and Erika Alexander (Black Lightning) landed roles in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s broadcast of the Grammy Awards brought in TV ad revenue to the tune of $95 million, according to Kantar Media preliminary data, with the price of a 30-second spot going for $1.2-$1.3 million. Last year’s U.S. ad revenue was $96 million, up from $90 million in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET drama American Soul drew 3.88 million total viewers P2+ during its debut night across premiere and encore telecasts, simulcast on BET, BET Her and TV Land.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Many of the top syndicated strips hit their highest level of the season the session ending February 3. Perennial syndication champion Judge Judy (new season high 7.9 live plus same day national Nielsen, up 4% from the week before) led all programs for a milestone 30 weeks in a row. In talk, Dr. Phil hit a new season high (3.3, up 6%), as did Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.5, up 4%) and Ellen DeGeneres (new season high 2.5, up 4%). In newsmags, Entertainment Tonight (3.2, up 3%) reached its second highest rating of the syndication year, and Access (1.4, steady) matched its season high, tying TMZ (new season high 1.4, up 8%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

NowThis is claiming the crown as the number one most-viewed news brand cross-platform on digital and mobile, according to Tubular Labs. In January 2019, the mobile video news publisher surpassed its previous all-time high performance in December 2018 by amassing over 2.5 billion video views and over 1.1 billion minutes of watch time on its content across platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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