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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 4/3/19)
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Going RV (Premiere) at 9pm
IFC: Brockmire (Premiere) at 10pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Monkey Island (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: In Search of Monsters (Premiere) at 9pm
FXX: You’re The Worst (Finale) at 10pm

Daily talker RuPaul, hosted by RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race), will start its three-week run on select Fox-owned stations on June 10. “Part of the appeal of doing limited series is the freedom it allows to try something really different,” said Frank Cicha, EVP, Programming for Fox Television Stations. “That’s this show.” Charles’ first talk show, The RuPaul Show, ran for two seasons on VH1 starting in 1996.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET Networks announced second season pick-ups for comedy Boomerang and period drama American Soul. Boomerang, exec produced by Lena Waithe and Halle Berry, is the number one new cable scripted comedy for African Americans in the A18-49 demo and among AA2+, while American Soul, based on Soul Train, is tops in those categories for new cable drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN will host the second Democratic presidential candidate debate on July 30-31 from Detroit. The news follows the announcement that NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will take the first stab at Bernie, Booker, Beto and crew in Miami on June 26-27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS This Morning co-host Bianna Golodryga is leaving the show after six months, reports HuffPost. CBS News President Susan Zirinsky felt the show had “too many anchors,” but hoped to keep Golodryga at the network, reported HuffPost; instead, according to a source, she’s exercising her option to leave.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Janine Turner (Northern Exposure) has joined the cast of Lifetime movie Patsy and Loretta Forever, playing Patsy Cline’s mother.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pasiones, featuring telenovelas and drama series in Spanish, is now available across Charter Communication’s nationwide footprint on Spectrum’s Spanish-language tier, “Mi Plan Latino.” Pasiones is now available on all major cable, satellite and telco providers in the country.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media is taking a fresh look at Blind Date, with a series order for a reboot from Universal Television Alternative Studio that will be updated with social media trends and diverse couples. Blind Date debuted in 1999 and ran for 10 seasons in syndication.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network picked up a second season of unscripted series Miz & Mrs, following WWE superstars The Miz and Maryse. The 20-episode season is expected to air in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also set for a sophomore run is The Umbrella Academy. Netflix ordered ten new episodes of the superhero series based on the Dark Horse Comics; production begins this summer in Toronto.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fremantle signed executive producer/showrunner Josh Silberman to an overall deal calling for him to develop unscripted series for broadcast, cable and streaming services, and serve as executive producer on future projects. Silberman is currently in production on the second season of Double Dare.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa inked a new deal with Warner Bros. Television, reports Deadline. He’ll develop, write and produce new series while continuing as EP/showrunner for Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as well as pilot Katy Keene.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CuriosityStream announced the start of production on The Woodstock Bus, a doc produced by Arcadia Content that follows the search for and restoration of the psychedelic VW bus called “Light” that became a symbol of the Woodstock era. The film premieres on CuriosityStream this summer ahead of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E docu-series Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole tells the stories of eight convicted child offenders seeking resentencing on the heels of a recent Supreme Court ruling. Eight-parter launches Tuesday, April 30 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True Conviction returns to ID on Tuesday, April 16 at 10p. In ten new episodes, Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi will travel the country to reveal how top prosecutors tackled their toughest cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s Dr. Ana Maria Polo is returning with a primetime edition of Caso Cerrado con la Dra. Ana Maria Polo (Case Closed with Dr. Ana Maria Polo) on Monday, May 13 at 7p. With 18 years on the network, the renowned attorney has hosted the longest-running reality court show in Spanish-language television – over 3,500 programs and more than 7,000 cases resolved since its launch in 2001.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s The Hills: New Beginnings debuts Monday, June 24. Brandon Thomas Lee (son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee) and Mischa Barton (The O.C.) will join original cast members Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Frankie Delgado, Heidi Pratt, Jason Wahler, Justin “Bobby” Brescia, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt and Whitney Port. Kaitlynn Carter, Jennifer Delgado and Ashley Wahler will also appear in the reboot of the 2006-2020 reality show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Televisión Dominicana, the official television network for the Dominican community in the U.S., brought back El Show de Raymond y Miguel (The Raymond and Miguel Show). New episodes air Sundays at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arts net Ovation TV is reviving Inside the Actors Studio for a new season in a new home starting Sunday, October 13 at 10p. Stepping in for retired interviewer James Lipton will be a rotating group of actors, including Alec Baldwin and Jane Lynch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE’s first-ever women’s main event of WrestleMania featuring Ronda Rousey (Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Charlotte Flair (SmackDown Women’s Champion) vs. Becky Lynch will now be a “Winner Takes All” Match for both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championship titles. WrestleMania takes place Sunday, April 7 and streams live on WWE Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comcast’s seventh annual Xfinity Watchathon Week will run from April 8-14, offering thousands of free movies and shows – including every episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones leading up to the season eight premiere on April 14 – plus series such as A&E’s 60 Days In, Acorn TV’s Manhunt, MTV’s The Hills and NBC’s This Is Us from start to finish.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime landed rights to the documentary Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story, based on the turbulent life of the NBA player. Directed by Johnny Sweet (Vick), written by journalist Tom Friend, and produced by Bleacher Report, the film premieres Friday, May 31 t 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lip Sync to the Rescue, an interactive countdown special produced by Juma Entertainment, wlll air on CBS later this year. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the special was inspired by viral video #LipSyncChallenge, started as a way for police, sheriff and fire departments to engate with their communities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mobile news publisher NowThis chose yesterday, Equal Pay Day, to announce a new, exclusive media partnership with TIME’S UP. In its largest content partnership to date, NowThis will produce news videos across its social platforms spotlighting key policy initiatives affecting women in the workplace, as well as the challenges and successes of working women across industries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

March Madness impacted syndicated shows during the week ending March 24 – programs cleared on CBS stations suffered heavy game preemptions while many daytime strips were penalized by Mueller Report coverage on March 22. Steve (1.3 Live+SD national Nielsen, up +8% from the week before) and Wendy Williams (1.5, up +7%) were the only two of the 14 talk shows able to show gains. Leading talk shows  for the 133rd straight frame was Dr Phil (2.5, down -11%), which aired repeats on several days and was bumped in many markets. Not far behind was Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.2, down -4%); Ellen DeGeneres (1.9, unchanged) held on to third.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah recorded historic growth among M18-34 for 1Q19, averaging a .39 rating, up +13% from the previous quarter. The growth represents the largest jump in the history of Comedy Central late nighter under Noah. The show finished the quarter in a tie for the #1 ranking across all of TV among M18-34 in the late night talk show category. For the quarter, the series averaged a .53 rating among P18-49, a +4% increase from the previous quarter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV comedy Tacoma FD  debuted as the most-watched new cable comedy series premiere of the season among A18-34, delivering 312,000 viewers in the demo in Live +3 viewing, according to Nielsen. The series also ranks as the #3 most-watched new cable comedy series premiere of the season among A18-49 and in total viewers with 598,000 and 850,000 viewers, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere episode of  FX’s What We Do in the Shadows on March 27 grabbed 1.4 million Total Viewers and 656,000 A8-49 on a Live+3 basis, placing it #6 in both demographics among the 44 primetime cable comedy premieres since 2017. The series ranks in the Top 5 among all key men demos (#4 in M18-49 and M25-54, and #5 in M18-34).
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV attracted more than 5.1 million total viewers on March 25. At 9p, Home Town delivered a .83 Live+3 rating among viewers P25-54; the season, which ends on April 8, is pacing +13% higher than the series’ previous run. One of a Kind delivered a .68 Live+3 rating among viewers P25-54 in the 10-10:30p time slot, up +24% in the demo over year-ago levels in the time period. The episode also ranked as a top 10 cable program among W25-54 during the timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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