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CBS gave a pilot production commitment to a reboot of Magnum P.I., from master of revivals Peter Lenkov (writer of CBS updates Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver), and Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist). CBS Television Studios is co-producing with Universal Television. The Tom Selleck original aired from 1980-1988.
ABC issued a put pilot commitment for a comedy from Liz Meriwether, creator and exec producer of New Girl, and New Girl writer J.J. Philbin. Project centers on a group of single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids.
Telepictures is developing a syndicated daytime show for Jane Lynch (Glee, Hollywood Game Night) from Lynch and Missy Halperin, reports Deadline. Target launch date is fall 2018.
Comedy Emma’s At Her Dad’s, from Claudia Lonow Rapaport, Hazy Mills and Universal Television, has been put in development at Fox. Show focuses on a 35-ish single mom racing the clock on weekends to sort out her life while her child comes home.
YouTube Red ordered 8-episode dating anxiety comedy series Swipe Right, starring Carly Craig (American Housewife) and created by Craig and Daniel Reisinger, reports Deadline.
The stories of 4 diverse and interconnected couples are told in Vows, a drama from Doug Robinson (The Goldbergs) and Sony Pictures Television, in development at ABC.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: October 20-22, 2017
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (Lionsgate) $21.7 million, opening weekend
Geostorm (Warner Bros.) $13.3 million, opening weekend
Happy Death Day (Universal) $9.4 million (week 2), cume revenue $40.7 million
Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.) $7.2 million (week 3), cume revenue $74.0 million
Only the Brave (Sony) $6.0 million, opening weekend
The Foreigner (STX) $5.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $22.8 million
It (Warner Bros.) $3.5 million (week 7), cume revenue $320.2 million
The Snowman (Universal) $3.4 million, opening weekend
American Made (Fox) $3.2 million (week 4), cume revenue $45.5 million
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Fox) $3.0 million (week 5), cume revenue $94.6 million
Source: comScore
A new season of CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer launches Wednesday, January 3 at 10p, with hospitality mogul and new owner of the Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta ready to help small businesses score a big deal.
TBS’s Snoop Dogg Presents: The Jokers Wild premieres tomorrow, October 24 at 10p. The reboot of one of Snoop Dogg’s favorite game shows growing up is set in Snoop’s very own casino, including a gigantic slot machine, giant dice and playing cards. The show also features cameos by the likes of Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifia, Karlie Kloss, Michael Strahan, Method Man, Regis Philbin, Kelly Osbourne and Karraueche Tran.
E! added to its slate of Snapchat series with Face Forward. The 8-episode makeover series treats a deserving girl to a complete style overhaul. Abercrombie & Fitch is excusive launch partner.
Hulu is marking “Huluween” with an activation that includes a short-form 6-part anthology series called The House. The shorts, available for free, feature haunted houses that pay homage to the horror/scary movie genre.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and longtime friend Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen) will interview each other and take questions from the audience in “Deep Talk and Shallow Tales,” a live event Saturday, November 4 at 8p at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre Powered By Xfinity in Wallingford, CT.
FXX shows Halloween spirit with a The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” programming event culminating with a 13-hour marathon on Monday, October 31. The marathon will air 26 episodes of “Treehouse” in season order beginning 11a and concluding at 12a.
Pentatonix is returning to NBC with A Very Pentatonix Christmas, set for Monday, Nov. 27 at 10p. The one-hour special, which also features The Voice coach Jennifer Hudson, will have an encore airing on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.
Justice Network is running “Husband Hunters” themed weeks the last two weeks of October, featuring episodes of men who propose marriage and women who propose murder. Episodes from a true-crime library that includes Body of Evidence, Cold Case FilesSecret Lives of Stepford Wives and more will air from 9-11p Monday-Friday.
Alchimie, the Paris-based company specializing in digital distribution and monetization of video content, struck deals with Inverleigh (Aus), DRG (UK), Creative Media Productions (Aus) and ZDF Enterprises (De).
UK’s Royal Television Society issued a call for entries for its RTS Programme Awards 2018. Wayne Garvie, president of international production at Sony Pictures Television, takes over as chair of the awards from Alex Mahon.
Xbox marks the spot: AMC found a taker for 6-second ad spots during season 8 of The Walking Dead. Microsoft’s Xbox snapped up the ads that were available for TWD’s second and third episodes, on October 29 and November 5. The company previously purchased a 60-second spot promoting its Xbox One X console, which aired during the season premiere.  
With the addition of 9 Fox affiliates, Hulu now has deals with over 290 local broadcast stations for its virtual pay TV service. That’s compared to about 200 local stations for AT&T’s DirecTV Now.
Military veteran-turned-actor Vincent “Rocco” Vargas has joined the cast of FX’s Sons of Anarchy spin-off, Mayans MC. The recreated pilot has undergone several cast changes.
Fox freshman The Orville (1.9/7 Live+3) posted its highest Thursday rating, gaining a tenth after delivering a 1.8/6 Live+3 rating for three consecutive weeks.
ABC newbie The Good Doctor delivered its biggest lifts yet in its third week to make it the #1 playback gainer for the first time this season in both A18-49 (+1.6 rating points) and Total Viewers (+5.6 million). 
National viewership of NFL games is down 7%, to 15.12 million viewers. That’s an improvement from 2016, which saw an 8% drop. And Thursday’s game on CBS rose in viewership, drawing an audience of 14.9 million viewers across all platforms. In October, viewership is averaging 14.79 million across weeks 5, 6 and 7, up +9% versus last year.
TBS’s National League coverage during the 2017 MLB Postseason fueled audience growth across all Turner platforms. This year’s National League Championship Series averaged 6.2 million viewers, up 88% over TBS’s 2016 LCS coverage. Overall, TBS’s 2017 MLB Postseason coverage led the network to win the night eight times across all of cable television in primetime. 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, October 19, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 13.26 million
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff 6.53, Thursday Night Football 14.38
ABC: 4.54 million
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 6.02, Toy Story of Terror 4.70, Scandal 4.70, How to Get Away with Murder 3.56
NBC: 5.20 million
Superstore 4.20, The Good Place 3.92, Will & Grace 6.69, Great News 3.69, Chicago Fire 6.35
FOX: 2.43 million
Gotham 2.75, The Orville 2.11
CW: 1.70 million
Supernatural 1.90, Arrow 1.51
TELEMUNDO 1.22 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 1.01, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.19, El Senor de los Cielos 1.38
UNIVISION: 1.05 million
Enamorandome de Ramon .94, Mi Marido tie Familia 1.22, Caer en Tentacion .99
Thursday A18-49: CBS 4.1/16, NBC 1.2/5, ABC 1.1/4, FOX .7/3, CW .6/2, TELE .6/2, UNI .5/2
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Jennifer Zaldivar-Clark, Senior Vice President of Talent and Communications for TV Land, will also serve as SVP for Talent at Viacom sib Paramount Network.
Longtime news reporter Jim Nash passed away October 18, after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 73. The much-admired Nash was most recently a reporter for KTLA, before his retirement in 2014.
Character actor Brent Briscoe died October 18 of complications from a serious fall. He was 56. Briscoe was known to TV viewers from roles on shows including Parks and Recreation and Twin Peaks.

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ABC: Dancing With the Stars, The Good Doctor   
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, 9JKL, Kevin Can Wait, Me, Myself &I , Scorpion  
CW: Supergirl, Valor
FOX: Lucifer The Gifted  
NBC: The Voice, The Brave
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], Antiques Roadshow [r], POV  
TELEMUNDO: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
UNIVISION: Enamorandome de Ramon, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, Caer en Tantacion

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