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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/20/19)
BYU TV: Battle of The Ages (Premiere) at 8:30pm
BYU TV: Dinner Takes All (Premiere) at 9pm
FREEFORM: Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: All American (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: Deadly Class (Finale) at 10pm

Second time’s a charm for James Corden, who will return to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards, airing live from NY on Sunday, June 9 on CBS. Nominations for the show to be hosted by the Emmy- and Tony-winning host of The Late Late Show With James Corden will be announced Tuesday, April 30.
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Talk show host Wendy Williams recently returned to television after an extended medical leave, and yesterday shared with her audience she has been living and currently still resides in a sober house after seeking treatment for unspecified addiction issues. Her direct-to-camera address came as a UK tabloid was set to publish an article about her treatment. Speaking about those she lives with, she said, “They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs. There is no nothing. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle.”
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MGM Television and Mark Burnett, worldwide television group chairman, are partnering with Bethenny Frankel in a multiyear deal for unscripted development expanding on Frankel’s previous television and business experiences. The pact includes unscripted projects, for which Frankel will serve as an exec producer and/or appear on-camera. The Real Housewife was a contestant on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005 and later joined the team on Shark Tank, both produced by Burnett.
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Lucy Liu is teaming with Ruthanne Secunda Productions and ABC Studios International to develop Unsung Heroes. The scripted anthology series focuses on the untold stories of women who overcame adversity to become pioneers of their time but did not receive the acknowledgment for their achievements and how their stories have impacted history. First hero to be profiled is Asian-American female silent screen star Anna May Wong.
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Netflix ordered six episodes of The Queen’s Gambit, a limited series based on the Walter Tevis novel from two-time Oscar nominee Scott Frank (Godless, Logan), with Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Glass) in to topline. Project is co-written by Frank, who also directs, and Allan Scott (Don’t Look Now, The Preacher’s Wife) and chronicles the life of an orphan chess prodigy in the Cold War era.
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HBO renewed High Maintenance for a fourth season on the heels of the comedy series’ season 3 finale. Centered on a marijuana dealer played by co-creator Ben Sinclair (Home Again) who encounters all walks of New York lives, the series, co-created by Katja Blichfeld (30 Rock), originated on the web. Blichfeld, Sinclair and Russell Gregory are exec producers.
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Viceland will bow Bong Appetit: Cook Off on Tuesday, April 2 at 9p with Vanessa Lavorato, B Real and Miguel Trinidad in as hosts/judges for the series, which takes edibles to the next level.
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Explorer and adventurer Josh Gates returns to travel the earth investigating the greatest legends in history in a new season of Expedition Unknown, premiering Wednesday, April 10 at 9p on Discovery Channel.
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AXS TV is bringing back music interview series Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, presented By Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, on Sunday, May 5 at 8p. New season features Willie Nelson, REO Speedwagon, Rick Springfield and more. Other upcoming debuts include a new season of Real Money, starring Eddie Money and his family, on Sunday, May 5, new countdown series The Very VERY Best Of The ’70s on Thursday, May 16, and Sunday night concerts featuring The Eagles, Chicago, Bad Company and Aerosmith beginning in May.
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Chasing the Cure (formerly M.D. Live), anchored and exec produced by Ann Curry, will premiere July 25 at 8p on TNT and TBS, with Kim Bondy in as showrunner. From TNT and Lionsgate TV, the medical mystery series taps into the world of medical crowdsourcing, seeking solutions worldwide for people with medical mysteries and crises who are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS’ Great Performances at the Met: Samson et Dalila will premiere Sunday, March 24 at noon.
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HDNet Movies is laughing it up in April with a monthlong celebration of all things comedy including a 24-hour “Fools of April” marathon all day on Monday, April 1 starting at 6a and including National Lampoon’s Animal House, Big Top Pee-Wee and the original Fun with Dick and Jane. An all-day Steve Martin marathon unleashes Saturday, April 13, followed by a 4/20 salute to counter-culture to icons Cheech & Chong on (of course) April 20.
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Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde joined the lineup of performers at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards. The special will be broadcast live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 7 at 8p on CBS.
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Smithsonian Channel will introduce viewers to a class-conscious community of Sri Lankan monkeys in a new doc to air during the network’s Wild Wednesday lineup. One-hour special A Life Among Monkeys, which bows Wednesday, April 24 at 9p, draws upon the work of Dr. Wolfgang Dittus, who has spent more than 50 years studying the charismatic toque macaques.
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Telemundo Deportes’ coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France and Copa America will include 750-plus hours of live sports programming including 78 matches in 31 days on two continents across the Telemundo Network, its cable channel Universo, and the Telemundo Deportes and NBC Sports apps in Spanish. Digital offering will include original, short-form content on Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms featuring a video series, live show on Twitter, and series in partnership with NBC SportsOn Her Turf. Among soccer greats who will provide commentary are Deyna Castellanos, Diego Forlán, Amelia Valverde and Juan Pablo Angel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google has a game streaming service, Stadia, launching this year, announced Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the Game Developers Conference. The service, designed to let users play high-end games on most screens with minimal download time and no loss of fidelity, is the company’s “next big effort to build a game platform for everyone,” said Pichai.
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Ryan Phillippe (Shooter) will topline CBS drama pilot Alive (formerly Frankenstein)…Heather Lind (Turn) scored the female lead opposite Chris Messina and RJ Cyler in Dark Cargo, YouTube Premium‘s drama pilot… Steve Kazee (Shameless) will topline Fox’s hourlong dramedy pilot, tentatively titled Lovestruck, opposite Rachel BilsonSadie Calvano (Mom) is in as a series regular in CBS All Access‘ dark comedy Why Women KillJohn Slattery (Mad Med) landed the lead of Fox’s AI thriller pilot NextRamses Jimenez (Fear the Walking Dead), Brooke Lyons (Life Sentence) and Roslyn Ruff (Divorce) are in as series regulars in NBC‘s Lincoln (formerly The Bone Collector), the drama pilot based on the book series by Jeffery Deaver.
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Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) will continue in the saga in a series regular role on Showtime’s upcoming next chapter Penny Dreadful: City of Angels… Chella Man scored the recurring role of Joseph Wilson, aka Jericho, for the upcoming second season of DC Universe‘s live-action original series TitansColm Meaney (Hell on Wheels), Paapa Essiedu (Press) and David Bradley (Harry Potter) joined Sky and Cinemax crime drama Gangs of LondonChris O’Dowd will guest star in CBS All AccessTwilight Zone ep titled “The Blue Scorpion,” which will also feature Amy Landecker.
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Food Network’s Sunday night was up 29% vs. the same day a year ago, led by the second outing of Buddy vs. Duff at 9p, which posted a .8 rating among A25-54, up 8% from last week’s premiere. The second week also posted a 1.0 rating among W25-54, up 7%, and ranking No. 3 for both demos among ad-supported cable.
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Highlighting the session ended March 10, Jeopardy handily topped all syndicated game shows after longtime host Alex Trebek revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Fellow quiz strips Wheel of Fortune (6.6, unchanged) and Family Feud (6.5, up 2%) trailed Trebek’s program.
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Despite the jump Jeopardy was no match for ratings powerhouse Judge Judy, which continued to clobber every show on the Nielsen chart for an epic 35th straight week.
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Meanwhile after taking two months off due to illness and injury Wendy Williams returned to her eponymous program (new season high 1.5, up 36% following a week of reruns), landing in fourth place among the talk shows. Dr Phil (3.1, up 3%) led the talkers for the 131st week in a row despite being partly in repeats.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Others outperforming Wendy were Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.4, steady), which snared sole possession of second place for a second straight week, just missing its season high, and Ellen DeGeneres (1.8, down 18%), which aired encore episodes all week.
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The hottest show on the magazine rack was Daily Mail TV (new season high 1.2, up 9%), which tied Extra and scored both the largest week to week and year to year increases among the top seven in the category. Also seeing a sharp annual upswing was Access (1.4, up 8% from last year), which leapfrogged over TMZ (1.3, down 7% from last year). Among the foremost rookie shows, Chicago PD (1.1, up 10% from the week before) equaled its biggest rating yet, while shooting up 20% in the coveted W25-54 age group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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