FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/12/19)
ABC: The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: The 2020 Project (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop (Finale) at 9pm

Nominees in TV categories for the SAG Awards include broadcast’s single nod, for Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), along with Steve Carell and Billy Crudup (The Morning Show), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and David Harbour (Stranger Things) for male actor in a drama series; Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Colman (The Crown), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) for female actor in a drama series; Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), Bill Hader (Barry), Andrew Scott (Fleabag) and Tony Shaloub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) for male actor in a comedy; and Christina Applegate (Dead to Me), Alex Borstein and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) for female actor in a comedy. Awards show airs Sunday, January 19 at 8p on TBS and TNT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Website ET Online and streaming network ET Live are merging , leading to the layoffs of at least 12 people. “We have integrated the ET Online and ET Live teams to create one content group that will support and drive the ET brand across all digital platforms,” said a CBS Television Distribution Digital spokesperson. “As a result, some positions were reduced.” ET Live hosts Tanner Thomason and Jason Carter were let go, while host Melicia Johnson moved to ET Digital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV gave a season three renewal to Bargain Mansions , with an order for eight new episodes. The Kansas City-based series attracted more than 11.2 million Total Viewers during its sophomore run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marvel Television is shutting down , with current TV projects continuing but development on new shows discontinued. Karim Zreik, SVP of current programming and production, and his team will move to the Marvel Studios group, but the change is expected to mean the elimination of other positions. Word of the impending exit of Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb came out in October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An upcoming scripted series from Netflix will follow the story of music streamer Spotify. Yellow Bird UK (Young Wallander) is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox put in development an animated comedy about identical twin brothers with nothing in common except DNA, reports Deadline. Show comes from creators Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese (Animals); studio is Fox Entertainment’s SideCar Content Accelerator.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In new Discovery Channel series Reclaimed, homesteaders who purchased mining claims for pennies on the dollar enlist two experts to help unearth hidden treasure. Launching Thursday, January 9 at 9p, the series is part of Discovery’s new “Off the Grid Thursdays” block, along with Homestead Rescue (premiering January 2) and Building Off the Grid, beginning a new season January 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miz & Mrs will be back for season two on USA on Wednesday, January 29 at 10p. Docu-series follows the family lifestyle of married WWE stars The Miz and Maryse, and complements USA’s five hours of live WWE programming each week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also picked up for a sophomore run is Comedy Central interview show Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik. “Anthony has a knack for wit and irony in the flow of conversation, which makes him a hilarious and great interviewer,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Co-Heads of Original Content at CC. “It’ll be a treat to see him continue to push boundaries with an all-new lineup of comedian friends.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Miami kicks off Monday, January 6 at 9p, after Love & Hip Hop: New York. And here comes trouble: Joseline Hernandez returns to the franchise after a three-year absence.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season six of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie drops Wednesday, January 15. Season seven of the comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin is slated to be its last.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO set a date for the long-awaited season 10 debut of Curb Your Enthusiasm . The Larry David comedy, which last released new episodes in 2017, returns Sunday, January 19 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning , a three-night event that follows up on the explosive documentary seen by over 26.8 million people, begins Thursday, January 2 at 9p. A six-hour marathon of part one starts at 3p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Universal Kids preschool series Powerbirds lands Sunday, January 19 at 10a. Show centers on parakeets with super powers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With no lack of grist for the mill, Showtime’s The Circus returns for season five on Sunday, January 26 at 8p – a week before the Iowa caucuses. Season four had its finale on November 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney and France Télévisions ordered two more seasons preschool hit Gigantosaurus from Cyber Group Studios. The CGI-animated series will add 104 new episodes, to be made available worldwide on both Disney Junior and Disney+ as well as France Télévisions and Germany’s Super RTL.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz will reprise their All in the Family roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times, a holiday event airing on ABC on Wednesday, December 18 at 8p. Joining the cast this time around are Kevin Bacon, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Justina Machado (One Day at Time); Good Times talent will be announced at a later date. Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons, broadcast in May, averaged 14.29 million Total Viewers and a 2.86 rating among A18-49 across all platforms after 35 days of TV playback.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios offered up a launch date for Ilana Glazer: The Planet Is Burning. The Broad City star’s first stand-up special debuts Friday, January 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Sunday booked frequent President Trump targets James Comey and Adam Schiff. The former FBI director and the House Intelligence Committee Chairman will each be interviewed by Chris Wallace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lauren Ash (Superstore), Karamo (Queer Eye) and singer/actress Kelly Rowland will sit on the judging panel for the Miss America 2020 competition, airing Thursday, December 19 at 8p on NBC. Access Hollywood hosts Kit Hoover and Mario Lopez will host. The show will be led by a female director, Sandra Restrepo, whose live show credits include the first live televised musical performance of Hamilton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Revolt TV year-end marathon Revolt Rewind runs from December 26 to January 1, putting a lens on viral moments, game-changing new artists, big surprises and cultural shifts. On tap are n ew year-end specials from State of the Culture, Drink Champs: Happy Hour, Funny AF, The Breakfast Club and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision was the #2 broadcast net last Thursday for the entire night among A18-34, with live coverage of the 2019 Liga MX Apertura Semifinals averaging 1.8 million Total Viewers 2+, 937,000 A18-49 and 410,000 A18-34. It was also the third most-watched program on broadcast television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication ratings for the week ending December 1 , many, but not all, shows were able to exclude the very low-rated Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday from their averages. Game shows were hit hard, with Jeopardy (5.9, down 6%), Family Feud (new season low 5.3, down 10%) and Wheel of Fortune(new season low 5.2, down 17%) all losing ground. Among the major rookies, The Kelly Clarkson Show (1.4, up 8%) was the highest rated new show of the season for the 12th week in a row, drawing approximately 2.0 million daily viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of the Bounce original movie Greyson Family Christmasreached over one million Total Viewers on Sunday, December 8. The premiere telecast at 9p also delivered 388,000 HHs, 173,000 P18-49 and 178,000 P25-54. The net’s Every Day But Christmas on Sunday, December 1 also topped one million Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of December 8, UniMas for the seventh consecutive week delivered double-digit year-over-year audience growth during primetime among Total Viewers 2+ (+42% to 571,000), A18-49 (+48% to 267,000) and A18-34 (+26% to 103,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Harry Connick Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter is opening on Thursday December 12, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/harry-connick-jr-celebration-cole-porter/


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