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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 12/4/19)
CNBC: Five Day Biz Fix (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Alaskan Bush People (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Man vs. Bear (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: The Moodys (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Vikings (Premiere) at 9pm
IFC: Toast of London (Premiere) at 12am
SUNDANCE NOW: The Gulf (Premiere)
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Expedition Bigfoot (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: Black Ink Crew: Chicago (Premiere) at 8pm

Comedy series Schooled got a full season order at ABC, bringing its season 2 tally to 22 episodes. Additionally, Tom Hertz and Vanessa McCarthy are onboard as new showrunners of The Goldbergs spinoff, which hails from Sony TV Studios and ABC Studios. The duo replaces Tim Doyle, who departed over creative differences.
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It was a warm welcome for CBS Evening News’ move from NY to DC. The network saw its highest ratings for the Monday (December 2) broadcast since Norah O’Donnell’s debut in July. The broadcast drew 6.8 million Total Viewers and 1.4 million viewers among those in the A25-54 demographic, according to fast national numbers from Nielsen.
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It’s a no from a federal judge to the DoJ’s request to participate in this Friday’s hearing on the WGA’s motion to dismiss the Big Three talent agencies’ antitrust lawsuits against the guild. The WGA last week said it saw no reason for the Justice Department to partake in the hearing.
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ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise more than 140 live hours of the UEFA European Football Championship 2020 from Friday, June 12 through Sunday, July 12. This marks first time the tournament will air on a US network since 2008.
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Disney chief Bob Iger, Nickelodeon and Oxygen co-founder Geraldine Laybourne, director Jay Sendrich and performers Seth MacFarlane and Cicely Tyson will join the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. The 25th class will be inducted in a ceremony January 28 at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center in LA.
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The Madison Square Garden Co. informed the SEC of plans in 1Q20 to spin off its entertainment business and focus solely on sports.
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Kristin Chenoweth is slated to topline a comedy series in development at Disney+ that she brought to the service alongside creator Paul Rudnick and producer Dan Jinks. In The Biggest Star In Appleton, Chenoweth plays a Wisconsin mom, wife and waitress who vibes off her small-town stardom at the community theater but is threatened when a struggling NY chorus girl moves back home.
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AMC Studios is looking to develop Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne universe novels as a series. The company snagged TV rights to the books, the third of which published this week, with VanderMeer set to serve as exec producer and creative consultant on the project.
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Apple, Oprah Winfrey and Impact Partners are at work on a music industry sexual assault doc with filmmaker Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering, the team behind college campus rape doc The Hunting Ground and The Invisible War. Untitled project follows a fast-rising former female music exec who struggles with whether or not to go public with her truth of assault and abuse by a notable music industry figure.
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Endemol Shine and Gal Gadot are developing a US version of Israeli crime drama Queens. Endemol Shine North America and Endemol Shine Israel are partnering with Gadot and Jaron Varsano’s Pilot Wave on the new version of the series, which follows a group of women who must band together after the men in their family are murdered by a rival crime syndicate. Original series returns for a second season in Israel in 2020.
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HBO Max is laughing it up, with green lights for four new one-hour comedy specials featuring, in turn, Tracy Morgan, John Early, and up-and-coming stand-ups Rose Matafeo and Ahir Shah.
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Also at the WarnerMedia streamer, HBO Max will be the exclusive US home of period drama Boys (working title), in partnership with Britain’s Channel 4. Five-part series charts the emotional journey of five friends during the ‘80s, a decade that notably saw the rise of AIDS. Cast includes Olly Alexander, Nathaniel Curtis and Shaun Dooley.
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Starz greenlit Becoming Elizabeth, rooted in the early life of England’s queen and created by playwright/TV screenwriter Anya Reiss (Spur of the Moment, The Acid Test) who will exec produce with The Forge’s George Ormond (National Treasure) and George Faber (Shameless). Reiss’ all-female writing team includes Emily Ballou (Traitors), Anna Jordan (Succession) and Suhayla El- Bushra (Ackley Bridge).
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Reelz gave a four-ep order to Friends Speak, which features friends of notorious criminals or their victims sharing accounts of the days leading up to and after the crimes. The move follows the ratings success of Casey Anthony: Her Friends Speak on the network. Friends Speak hails from Kinetic Content and Pyramid Productions, and will debut Sunday, December 8 with Jodi Arias: The Friends Speak.
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Aurora Guerrero and Deborah Kampmeier joined the director roster for Ava DuVernay’s upcoming romantic anthology drama Cherish the Day on OWN.
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ABC Entertainment and Fremantle announced actor/comedian Joel McHale will return as host of game show Card Sharks, which recently was picked up for a second season and is set to air in 2020.
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Indie studio Roadside Attractions acquired Robert Dugoni’s spy thrillerThe Eighth Sister to develop as a series. First book in a planned series centers on the action and deception experienced by a long-retired CIA case-officer who’s brought back by his former bureau chief to run a secret mission in Moscow. Roadside Attractions’ head of television Jennifer Berman will exec produce with Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff.
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CollegeHumor’s Dropout announced geography trivia/physical challenge game Where in the Eff is Sarah Cincinnati? will premiere Wednesday, December 18 with a new ep releasing weekly through January 22.
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New Year’s Day is the premiere date for Netflix thriller Messiah. Streamer dropped a teaser for the Michelle Monaghan-starring series, which weaves multiple perspectives around a CIA officer’s quest to determine the identity of a mysterious man whose followers believe he’s a miracle-worker but who could be a con man determined to undo global political order.
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It’s one Disaster after another at Smithsonian Channel. A new crop of aviation catastrophes abound in the new season of Air Disasters, premiering Sunday, January 5 at 8p, followed at 9p by a new season of Disasters at Sea. From a routine ferry trip turned deadly to the mysterious loss of a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea, series reveals what went wrong on a new fleet of fatal voyages.
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Peter Weber, who caught Hannah Brown’s eye for a hot second on her season of The Bachelorette, will search for his soul mate on season 24 of The Bachelor. Debuting on ABC on Monday, January 6 with a three-hour special, the premiere will feature the season’s first group and one-on-one dates – a first for the show – and an appearance by Brown.
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Bravo’s newest competition series Spy Games, premiering Monday, January 20 at 10p, dives into the world of espionage, with real-life intelligence experts assessing contestants’ performances to determine who has what it takes to outwit the game and succeed at one of the world’s most mysterious professions. Series is hosted by model and martial artist Mia Kan.
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If you get annoyed waiting for a toaster to pop, imagine what watching the clock does to Larry David. A new teaser for season 10 of his HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, returning after a nearly three-year hiatus, references the fans’ impatience in a perfectly Curb manner. Majority of the cast is back for the season, which debuts in January, and Vince Vaughn reportedly is in for a story arc.
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Set in a galaxy far, far away, game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will test young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge and bravery as they face obstacles in an attempt to achieve the rank of Jedi Knight. Series, hosted by Ahmed Best, will stream exclusively on Disney+ beginning in 2020.
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Mapleworth Murders, an upcoming short-form comedic murder-mystery on Quibi, will star JB Smoove and Hayley Magnus, and feature more than 20 others including former SNL cast members Tina Fey, Chris Parnell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph, and Patton Oswalt. Series is written by and stars Paula Pell and John Lutz. Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers are exec-producing.
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Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) Rob Corddry (Ballers) and motoring journalist Jethro Bovingdon are stepping behind the wheel to host the US reboot of Top Gear for Discovery’s MotorTrend. Series will debut on the subscription streaming service in spring 2020, and will chronicle the auto-focused adventures of the hosts.
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Telemundo’s coverage of the 2019 Miss Universe Competition will include programming on Telemundo.com and its social media platforms as a prelude to the 68th edition of the event that will air live and exclusively in Spanish on the net Sunday, December 8 at 7p.
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A&E Network’s Emmy-winning docuseries Born This Way celebrates the season with one-hour series finale special A Very Born This Way Christmas on Wednesday, December 18 at 9p. Ahead of the finale, aetv.com will premiere six new digital shorts, Born This Way: Moving Forward, on Friday, December 13.
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CBS will broadcast The Marvel of This Night: Christmas at Duke University Chapel on Tuesday, December 24 at 11:35p. Filmed at the Duke University Chapel, hourlong special features Christmas carols accompanied by three of the Chapel’s pipe organs, and traditional Scripture readings.
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INSP is airing December movie event We Three Heroes, featuring films starring James Arness, Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne all month long.
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HGTV will ring in 2020 with a New Year’s Day lineup that kicks off with a refreshed version of A Very Brady Renovation at 7a that includes newly added memories, reflections and behind-the-scenes secrets from the Brady cast. Next up is a marathon of My Lottery Dream Home starring David Bromstad, followed by the HGTV Dream Home Special 2020 at 8p, a new Property Brothers ep and lastly HGTV House Party at 11p.
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Lifetime dropped the first trailer for its upcoming Robin Roberts Presents: Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, premiering January 18 at 8p. Exec-produced by Roberts, film stars Niecy Nash (When They See Us, Claws), Rayven Ferrell (The Hate U Give) and Ta’Rhonda Jones (Empire), in the true story of a young woman who discovers at age 18, she was abducted as a baby and the family she knew to be hers, wasn’t hers at all.
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Netflix and YouTube will remain the No. 1 and 2 most-watched video platforms next year, but with competitors lining up their relative share of time spent viewing will dip starting in 2020. According to new research from eMarketer, new services including Disney+, HBO Max and Apple TV+ will erode the dominance of Netflix and YouTube in the coming years.
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Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement) scored the title role in upcoming CBS comedy pilot The United States of Al, from co-creator/exec producer Chuck Lorre… Adriana Paz (The Empty Hours), Kristyan Ferrer (Sin Nombre, 600 Miles), Octavio Pisano (iLove, If Loving You is Wrong), Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Bosch, Nashville) and Julio Cedillo (Sicario) are in as series regulars opposite Michael Chiklis and Juan Pablo Raba in Paramount Network’s Coyote…  Michael Beach (ER), Anne-Marie Johnson (For The People) and Kellee Stewart (Guess Who) nabbed recurring roles in OWN’s upcoming Ava DuVernay romantic anthology series.
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The premiere of A&E Network’s Biography-Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On (Part 1) hit a high note Monday night, delivering 1.2 million Total Viewers according to Nielsen Media Research. It’s the largest audience for a Biography installment in 15 years; it outperformed all 2019 A&E Biography specials in the A25-54 demo (434,000) and was the most-watched A&E special in 18 months.
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November served up strong ratings across Discovery. Discovery Channel saw YoY Prime gains in ratings and delivery across all 25-54, 18-49, and 18-34 demos, with a 17 percent increase in A25-54. HGTV was a top 5 cable net in Prime for upscale W25-54, and Food Network was the No. 5 network among W25-54 in Prime and No. 3 in Total Day. ID was in the top 10 for W25-54 in Prime, ranking No. 9, steady with last November, and for the month OWN’s Greenleaf was the No. 4 original scripted series on ad-supported cable. Animal Planet remained a top destination for women (W2+) on Saturday nights in November as a top 15 cable network, increasing seven spots vs. year-ago rankings and posting 20 percent YoY ratings gains. The month also marked Travel Channel’s second-highest-rated November Prime ever among both A25-54 & W25-54, and Science Channel had its highest-rated November ever among W25-54 and W18-49 in Prime, growing 31% and 10%, respectively, vs. year ago.
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In 2019 to-date, TLC is the top cable network among W18-49 and No. 2 among W25-54, driven by franchise-high ratings for the 90 Day Fiance franchise and launch of series such as Mothered and 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. Year-to-date, ID ranks No. 6 for W25-54 in Prime among cable networks, steady with year-ago.
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ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir beat the other broadcast network evening newscasts in the November sweeps by posting a win in total viewers and a narrow victory in A25-54. According to data from Nielsen, World News Tonight had 8.95 million Total Viewers.
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Dorothy Fontana, who made a name as the first female writer on Star Trek and remained a key television presence for more than 40 years, died Monday. She was 80. Under the screen credit  “D.C. Fontana,” her Star Trek contributions include the ep “Journey to Babel” from the original series (1966-69), “Yesteryear” from Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973), and the pilot for Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987, which she co-wrote with creator Gene Roddenberry. She also penned eps of Babylon 5, The Six Million Dollar Man, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Logan’s Run, War of the Worlds, Land of the Lost. Fontana’s additional TV credits include Bonanza, Dallas, The Streets of San Francisco and The Waltons.
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