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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/20/20)
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Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has joined CNN as a political commentator.The former Democratic presidential candidate, who drew followers known as the Yang Gang during his campaign, ended his run last week. “I’m excited to join @CNN to help shed light on the election and the candidates’ experiences. Learned a lot these past months and am glad to contribute to the public discussion,” Yang tweeted on Wednesday.
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CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell and CBS This Morning host Gayle King will anchor the February 25 Democratic candidate debate in South Carolina. Margaret Brennan, Major Garrett and Bill Whitaker will help question the presidential hopefuls. Twitter is a debate partner; the Congressional Black Caucus Institute will co-host. The event will be simulcast on BET.
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Discovery, Inc. is developing a consumer products program inspired by adventurer Coyote Peterson, YouTube star and host of Animal Planet’s Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild. Discovery will represent Peterson across all licensing categories and develop a consumer products program that extends his mission to engage the next generation of animal enthusiasts. “Coyote Peterson is a great example of Discovery talent whose personality transcends the screen and connects deeply with our passionate fans around the world,” said Carolann Dunn, VP, Consumer Products, Discovery, Inc. “Animal Planet serves animal lovers of all ages, and with Coyote we are thrilled to be able to connect with that younger audience through a line of fun, innovative and inspirational toys.”
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The Paley Center for Media has moved out of its Beverly Hills location and into new offices in Century City. The Beverly Hills Public Library will house the center’s TV and radio archives, under a two-year lease. Three employees were let go as part of the relocation, reports Variety. “We are so proud to announce the Beverly Hills Public Library as the new home of the Paley Archive, and are incredibly grateful to the city of Beverly Hills for recognizing the historical and educational value of the Paley Archive,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President and CEO.
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Entries are being accepted for the first edition of HITN TV’s ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Festival, running April 15 – May 15. The festival is designed to support emerging Latinx filmmakers. “We wanted to showcase the unique perspectives and experiences of young Latinos, and we decided the best way to do this was to give young Latinos a platform to express their perspectives,” said Michael D. Nieves, President and CEO of HITN.
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HBO Max is getting in business with Real Housewives of New York City standout Bethenny Frankel. In The Big Shot with Bethenny (wt), from MGM Television, Mark Burnett and Frankel and her B Real Productions, the next generation of business moguls will compete for a chance to be second-in-command to the Skinnygirl founder.
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Cosmos: Possible Worlds, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, premieres with back-to-back episodes on Nat Geo on Monday, March 9 at 8p. Series continues the long-running story that started in 1980 on PBS, Cosmos: A Personal Journey, with Carl Sagan.
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MTV and Sean “Diddy” Combs didn’t have to look far to enlist judges for their Making the Band revival. Combs’ sons Christian Combs, Quincy Brown and Justin Combs are onboard the competition series, along with a returnee, celebrity choreographer LaurieAnn Gibson. The series revival, which launched on ABC in 2000 before moving to MTV from 2002-2009, will premiere in 2020.
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Fuse Media and Genius, the media company that delivers music knowledge, announced a partnership that will bring Genius’s digital content to Fuse. Genius x Fuse will premiere on March 18. Series will feature Genius’s artist-centric content, including Verified, Deconstructed, and For The Record With Rob Markman, along with other existing formats that will air under the Genius x Fuse banner. Said Fuse Media Chief Content Officer J-T Ladt, “Partnering with such a credible resonating brand like Genius allows us to continue to expand our music culture-based content offerings to our growing young audience in an impactful way.”
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The Daily Show writer and stand-up comedian Josh Johnson is set to commence production on his first one-hour stand-up special, in Chicago. Trevor Noah Presents: Josh Johnson will be taping at The Laugh Factory on Saturday, April 4, for a 2020 premiere on Comedy Central.
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History is launching a new non-fiction programming strand, “History’s Greatest Mysteries,” hosted and narrated by Laurence Fishburne (black-ish, The Matrix) that will investigate historical events and topics and the mysteries surrounding them. Slated to launch this summer, programs will offer new evidence and perspectives including never-before-released documents to the general public, personal diaries and DNA evidence. Initial projects (all working titles) include: Titanic’s Lost Evidence; The Escape of John Wilkes Booth; Roswell: The First Witness; The Final Hunt for DB Cooper; Bermuda Triangle: Expedition to the Abyss; Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship; and Hunting Hitler’s U-Boats.
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Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie is currently in production and set to premiere this fall, with new settings and characters from the series. Season four of Ben 10 air Sundays at 10a.
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In more kids’ content news, multiplatform animated preschool brand Zoonicorn has teamed with Toonz Media Group for a development, co-production and distribution partnership that will launch 52 seven-minute episodes in 2021. The 3D CGI content will be distributed for the worldwide TV and digital marketplace by Toonz.
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Lifetime gave a series order to Battlefield of Love, a docu-series centered on members of the military who fell in love with civilians they met online. “Battlefield of Love is another authentic offering in our core relationship genre,” said Gena McCarthy, EVP and Head of Lifetime Unscripted. “This dating phenomenon really happens, and the series blends aspects of Army Wives with Married at First Sight, with incredibly high stakes and a legitimate ticking clock.”
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Nickelodeon renewed Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Top Elf and The Casagrandes for second seasons, as well as 10 more episodes of freshman reboot All That. Also returning to the kids’ net are Blue’s Clues & You! for season three; Blaze and the Monster Machines and Bubble Guppies for sixth seasons; and PAW Patrol for season eight.
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New shows coming to Nick include action-adventure series The Astronauts, taking off this summer; TV-movie The Loud House: A Very Loud Christmas!; animated series Big Nate; Henry Danger spin-off Danger Force, premiering Saturday, March 28; Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, bowing Saturday, February 29; and prequel Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.
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Aspiring food truck owners compete for big-money opportunities in a new season of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race: Gold Coast, launching Thursday, March 26 at 9p. First stop: Los Angeles.
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In Smithsonian Channel’s Humboldt: Epic Explorer, historian Andrea Wulf follows the footsteps of German scientist Alexander von Humboldt, who over 200 years ago made revolutionary discoveries about the natural world during travels across the South American continent. Docu-drama launches Wednesday, March 25 at 8p.
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Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva team up again for a third season of Reasonable Doubt, helping families who are convinced that their loved ones were wrongfully convicted of murder. Series returns to Investigation Discovery on Tuesday, March 3 at 10p.
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Also on ID, the net is teaming with the New York Post for a pair of true crime shows. Torn From the Headlines: New York Post Reports takes viewers “into some of the most inconceivable crimes of all time,” starting Monday, March 16 at 10p. New York Post Reports: Off the Record will be available on IDGO on March 30. “When you think of New York, there’s great pizza, Broadway … and the New York Post. Their headlines are infamous, and their crime reporting is what investigative reporting is all about,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
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Escapade Media has sold its new TV series, Crash Test World, to Discovery for the US and Canada. Hosted by Kari Byron (MythBusters), series takes viewers on a journey to explore how history, technology, culture and people come together to make the world a better place. Andrew Zimmern’s Intuitive Content is producing the 6-parter.
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My Perfect Landing jumps to Canada’s Family Channel on Sunday, March 1 at 11:30a. Drama stars real-life gymnast Morgan Wigle as a gymnast who moves to a new city when her parents get an opportunity to start their own gymnastics club.
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Paradise Lost drops Monday, April 13, ad-free on Spectrum Original’s on-demand platform. Gothic mystery series set in small-town Mississippi stars Josh Hartnett as a prodigal son returning to his hometown.
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Women’s lifestyle site Popsugar is expanding its experiential IP with a one-day “Grounded” fitness and wellness event on Saturday, March 7 at Goya Studios LA to kick off International Women’s Day. The event is inspired by the media brand’s two most popular villages, fitness and wellness.
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Fox News will host a town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Thursday, February 27, moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. It’s FNC’s eighth town hall of the election season, and second with Klobucar.
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Sundance Now nabbed US rights to six-part Australian drama series The Secrets She Keeps from DCD Rights. Based on the novel by Michael Robotham, the Lingo Pictures Production is written by Sarah Walker (All Saints) and Jonathan Gavin (Offspring) and stars Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Jessica de Gouw (The Crown), and Michael Dorman (Patriot). Domestic noir thriller will make its exclusive US premiere on the streamer in 2020.
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The Paley Center for Media added a lineup of new programs to its spring calendar. Among the offerings: Girls Trip & First Wives Club: An Evening with Creative Powerhouse Tracy Oliver on Thursday, April 9; 50 Years of PBS on Monday, May 4; and Lessons in Leadership: A Candid Conversation with Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn CEO, and his father, Bruce Weiner, on Wednesday, April 29. Events take place at the center’s NYC location.
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The third annual Disney Channel Fan Fest kicks off at at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, May 9. The event will also expand to Lake Buena Vista, Florida, during the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort over three weekends (May 16-17, May 23-24 and May 30-31).
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues alums Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd will re-team as stars of MRC Television dark comedy The Shrink Next Door, based on the podcast…Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex) landed the female lead in CBS comedy pilot B Positive. Ashford is also co-starring as Paula Jones in FX’s Impeachment: American Horror Story…Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) and Ella Rumpf (Raw) have boarded HBO Max’s Tokyo Vice…Patina Miller (Madam Secretary) has joined Starz’ Power prequel Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
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BROADWAY 
West Side Story is opening on Thursday February 20, 2020
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/west-side-story/

The Minutes starts previews on Tuesday February 25, 2020
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/minutes/


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