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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/13/19)
A&E: Zombie House Flipping (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Tiny House Nation (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Moonshiners: Whiskey Business (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: The World’s Best (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: Knight Fight (Finale)  at 11pm
TLC: Family By The Ton (Finale) at 10pm
TRU TV: I’m Sorry (Finale) at 10pm

CBS has taken full ownership of Pop TV, buying out Lionsgate’s 50% stake in the cable channel. According to a memo from CBS Corp. CCO David Nevins, Pop will continue to field “idiosyncratic, comedy-leaning original programming,” and may add reruns of vintage and contemporary CBS shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new Orphan Black series is in early development at AMC. Temple Black Productions, which produced the original, is onboard the project, described as neither a reboot nor spinoff, but a new story set in the Orphan Black universe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV’s queen of the courtroom, Judge Judy Sheindlin, will receive the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this spring. Said David Michaels, SVP and Executive Producer of the Daytime Emmy Awards, “Judge Judy redefined and reinvigorated the courtroom format, propelling the genre to new heights.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Flash is getting a new showrunner. Todd Helbing, who’s held the position at The CW series for the past two seasons, is stepping down at the end of the current fifth season to focus on development under his deal with Warner Bros. Eric Wallace, who’s been with the show since Season 4, will step into his shoes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Felicity Huffman (American Crime) and Lori Loughlin (Fuller House) were among dozens of people charged yesterday with bribing coaches and college testing officials to help their children get into elite schools. Huffman and husband William Macy (Shameless) allegedly made a “purported” $15,000 charitable contribution in a 2017 SAT scheme that boosted their daughter’s score by 400 points. Investigators said Loughlin and her husband, a fashion designer, agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits for the USC crew team, despite the girls not participating in crew.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AccuWeather network is launching a new partnership with local ABC stations in support of the 2019 #DressForSTEM campaign. In addition to weather teams wearing purple to celebrate women in STEM careers, Accuweather will launch three new programming segments to highlight the importance of the advancement for women in science and technology careers. “STEM Strong” programming includes: The Women of AccuWeather, Why Women Matter, and NASA Breaking the Gender Barriers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Backstreet Boys, Ella Mai, lovelytheband and Marshmello with Lauv were added to the list of stars taking the stage at the 2019 iHeartMedia Awards, while Travis Barker and Yungblud will join Halsey as special guest performers. The live, two-hour event airs Thursday, March 14 at 8p on FOX form Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Stellar Awards are returning to BET. The network acquired the rights to the show and will air it for the first time since 2005. The 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards presented by AT&T, which will be taped before an audience at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Friday, March 29, will air Friday, April 19 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio revealed at the INTV conference in Israel that he was in talks to bring back a second season of the terror drama. The BBC series was a ratings’ hit in the UK and aired on Netflix around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Adams and her manager Stacy O’Neil’s new production company, Bond Group Entertainment, inked a first look deal with HBO. Their first project, Poisonwood Bible, which is based on the Barbara Kingsolver novel, is being developed as a limited series. Kingsolver and Anya Epstein (The Affair, In Treatment) will serve as co-writers on the project. In addition, former Starz executive Kathleen Clifford has been tapped as Vice President of TV Development at Bond Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History is moving forward with Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation. The net says the six-part docuseries, slated for a May debut, will offer new evidence of the U.S. government’s secret program investigating the UFO phenomenon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps (Stranger Things, Arrival) secured the rights to Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller All The Light We Cannot See with plans to develop it into a limited series, according to Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other Netflix news, the streamer greenlit Gods & Heroes from Charley and Vlas Parlapanides. The original anime series is set in the world of Greek mythology and features Jason O’Mara, Mamie Gummer and Chris Diamantopoulos in the voice cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian, actor and REACH Media Syndicated Radio host DL Hughley is heading to TV One with nighttime talk show. The DL Hughley Show, debuting Monday, March 18 at 11p, will air four nights a week, Monday through Thursday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel is reviving Ghost Bait, an experiment using human fear to confront terrifying hauntings. Cult classic bows Thursday, April 4 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mother and son duo Karrie and Tristan Trowbridge reimagine outdated properties to create functional, stylish homes in Mom & Me. New HGTV series debuts Saturday, April 6 with back-to-back episodes at 11p and 11:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mom-to-be Molly Yeh gets ready for her first child in the new season of Girl Meets Farm, debuting Sunday, March 31 at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outdoor Channel’s The Brigade: Race to the Hudson premieres Monday, April 22 at 8p. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s signed on as the presenting sponsor for the new series, which follows a group of 10 strangers as they traverse four Canadian provinces, two mountain ranges and five river systems en route to the icy shores of Hudson Bay, Manitoba.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AT&T Audience Network’s polyamorous romantic comedy, You Me Her, returns for a fourth season on Tuesday, April 9 at 10p. Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia reprise their roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime special, Funny Women of a Certain Age, premieres Saturday, March 23 at 9p. Fran Drescher leads a cast of mature women of standup, which also features Carole Montgomery, Luenell, Lynne Kiplitz, Kerri Louise and Vanessa Hollingshead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Camryn Manheim (The Practice) landed a lead in ABC drama pilot StumptownJustin Kirk was set as the male lead in CBS drama pilot Under the BridgeJayne Atkinson (House of Cards) nabbed the lead opposite Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee in NBC legal drama pilot Bluff City Law (wt)… Otmara Marrero, Toby Sandeman, Anna Enger, MC Lyte and Octavio Pizano were cat in ABC’s new New York Undercover pilot… Tisha Campbell-Martin (Dr. Ken, My Wife and Kids) is set to star opposite Maggie Lawson and Jason Biggs in Fox blue collar family comedy pilot Geniuses (wt).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first season finale of Fox’s The Masked Singer delivered a series best 4.5/19 Live+7 rating and 14.2 Total Viewers, winning the week. Season-to-date, the series (3.8/16 Live+7) ranks as the # 1 new series and # 3 entertainment program, marking FOX’s first #1 unscripted program in seven years (since American Idol in 2011-2012).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Sunday night was up double digits versus year-ago, led by the 9p premiere of Buddy vs. Duff, which posted a 0.8 among P26-54, up +45% and ranked #5 in its timeslot. The show also had a 1.0 rating among W25-54, up +44% and ranked #3 among ad-supported cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s two-hour finale of Amar a Muerte on Monday reached 4.2 million Total Viewers 2+, that tuned in to all or part of the telecast. The drama averaged 2.0 million Total Viewers 2+, 957,000 A 18-49 and 366,000 A18-34, marking the program’s highest rated telecast during its full run and most watched 10p series finale on the network since La Piloto in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judge Judy (7.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating) topped all syndicated shows in the February sweeps by the widest margin ever. The talk show race was won by Dr. Phil (3.2) for the 22nd consecutive major sweep, easily topping the gabfests in February for the eighth year in a row, while garnering some 4.4 million daily viewers. Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.3) climbed into a tie for second place with Ellen DeGeneres (2.3), followed by Maury (1.5) and Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.4) matched its season high and has now grown 27% over the past three weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first season finale of Fox’s The Masked Singer delivered a series best 4.5/19 Live+7 rating and 14.2 Total Viewers, winning the week. Season-to-date, the series (3.8/16 Live+7) ranks as the # 1 new series and # 3 entertainment program, marking FOX’s first #1 unscripted program in seven years (since American Idol in 2011-2012).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Sunday night was up double digits versus year-ago, led by the 9p premiere of Buddy vs. Duff, which posted a 0.8 among P26-54, up +45% and ranked #5 in its timeslot. The show also had a 1.0 rating among W25-54, up +44% and ranked #3 among ad-supported cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s two-hour finale of Amar a Muerte on Monday reached 4.2 million Total Viewers 2+, that tuned in to all or part of the telecast. The drama averaged 2.0 million Total Viewers 2+, 957,000 A 18-49 and 366,000 A18-34, marking the program’s highest rated telecast during its full run and most watched 10p series finale on the network since La Piloto in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judge Judy (7.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating) topped all syndicated shows in the February sweeps by the widest margin ever. The talk show race was won by Dr. Phil (3.2) for the 22nd consecutive major sweep, easily topping the gabfests in February for the eighth year in a row, while garnering some 4.4 million daily viewers. Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.3) climbed into a tie for second place with Ellen DeGeneres (2.3), followed by Maury (1.5) and Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.4) matched its season high and has now grown 27% over the past three weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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