11/02/17: CBS sets return date for Matt LeBlanc starrer Man With a A Plan

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TV One is in the original movie business. The network announced production of original film Down For Whatever, the 2017 American Black Film Festival Screenplay-winning project written by Tim Folsome. Folsome will direct the project, starring LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Hosea Chanchez (The Game) Bre-Z (Empire) and Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) and slated to premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June and on TV One in July. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films.
Literary manager and producer Sharlene Martin and her crime writer-focused Martin Literary & Media Management signed exclusively with ITV America. The deal sets development for unscripted projects based on the literary works of Martin’s clients, including best-selling authors Anthony Flacco, who penned Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six, currently in development as a feature for Warner Bros. with Clint Eastwood to direct. Martin also reps Shanna Hogan (Pictures Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story) and Andy Caldwell, whose book Room 1203: O.J. Simpson’s Las Vegas Conviction was the basis for September’s ITV America/Martin collaboration O.J.: Guilty in Vegas.
Tick tock. Fox is reportedly developing a new iteration of 24. The reboot of the Emmy-winning series would take the real-time format of the original show and apply it in the criminal justice realm. It also would have a female lead. The project is from 24 exec-producer Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, and former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner. It hails from production companies 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.
Marvel’s New Warriors have stopped in their tracks. The 10-ep series, which Freeform gave a straight-to-series order to in April, is not moving forward at the network and will be shopped elsewhere.
CBS Matt LeBlanc-starring comedy series Man With a Plan will return for its second season Monday, November 13 at 8:30p. Additionally, freshman comedy 9JKL moves to a 9:30p timeslot on November 6, replacing Me, Myself & I, which will return to the schedule at a later date.
Casey Webb returns for the second season of Man v. Food, with back-to-back episodes on Travel Channel beginning Monday, December 4 at 9p.
Into the Amazon, the story of the 1914 journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon, will open the 30th season of American Experience on Tuesday, January 9 on PBS.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second installment of the acclaimed FX limited series, will premiere on Wednesday, January 17 at 10p.
Xscape: Still Kickin’ It premieres on Bravo on Sunday, November 5 at 9p. Four-part special follows Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott, the four original members of the multiplatinum 90s girl group, as they return to the stage after nearly 20 years apart.
Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Dallas delivers a two-part reunion, Monday, November 6 and November 13 at 10p. Host Andy Cohen will sit down with the Housewives as they revisit this season’s most defining moments.
Syndicated series Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has a series of specialty weeks and celebrity contestants in store this month: November 6-10 is “Victories for Veterans week,” with contestants from the U.S. Armed Forces, followed by “Whiz Kids Week,” and then a series of guests including Cameron Mathison, Sherri Shepherd and Ben Higgins.

Outdoor Sportsman Group has some holiday-hunting-style programming in store. “Racksgiving” kicks off November 20-22 and November 24-25 featuring special eps from MeatEater (November 20, 8 –8:30p), McMillan, Rival Wild and more. Then, December 9 comes Coldest Hunts, featuring hunts, all in frigid temperatures. Caribou Christmas, airing December 23, features caribou hunts.
Syfy’s graphic novel adaptation of Happy! comes to life on Wednesday, December 6 at 10p carrying a TV-MA rating.
On Dasher and Dancer… Freeform offered some details on this year’s “25 Days of Christmas,” the programming event’s 21st outing. From December 1-25, the network will air continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family; new this year are specials Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, on December 18, and a holiday special of forthcoming unscripted series Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic on December 11.
Music Choice is kicking off the holiday season with its most robust-ever holiday offering, beginning November 1 and running through January 7, with new content being rolled out each week across Music Channels, On Demand, and the Music Choice App. Highlights include the Sounds of the Season, Holiday Hits and Yule Video Log channels. A sprinkling of holiday music also will air on additional music channels starting December 1.
Up TV will light up its annual Christmas festivities beginning with 50 days of holiday programming that comprises seven U.S. premiere movies and a “Gilmore the Merrier” binge-a-thon of all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls that begins November 23. The holiday action kicks off Sunday, November 5, with the premiere movie Second Chance Christmas.
Investigation Discovery’s fifth annual Inspire a Difference honors, cohosted by People, will recognize Padma Lakshmi, Julianna Margulies, Alonzo Mourning and Gabrielle Union, as well as their charity partners tonight (November 2). As part of the event, ID will air a programming marathon featuring episodes that address issues such as violence against women, domestic abuse, social and civil rights, mental health, bullying and sexual assault on Sunday, November 5 from 4-11p, including the season 5 finale of Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall and a new ep of On the Case with Paula Zahn.
Nexstar, Mission and White Knight, along with new partners Shield Media, Tamer Media and Vaughan Media, have agreed to add the networks Bounce, Escape, Grit and Laff on 43 more channels. They’ve also renewed affiliation agreements for 21 current stations with all affiliations extending well into the next decade. Once the new launches are in place, Katz networks will be available on more than 200 channels from these broadcasters across the country.
The new multi-year agreements cover 52 stations in 41 markets that are now owned or programmed by Nexstar following its acquisition of Media General in January 2017.
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The Tuesday, October 31 Halloween edition of ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan – “Kelly and Ryan’s Best Halloween Show Ever:  Look What You Made Us Do” – marked the show’s highest-rated telecast on any day so far this season in Households and among W25-54 in the 25 LPM Markets. The show posted its highest HH rating since Ryan was revealed as co-host in May.
Ratings for the second season premiere of Disney Channel series Andi Mack on Friday, October 27 at 8p surged 72 percent over the series launch (April 7) and delivered the network’s No. 2 telecast to date in Total Viewers (2.1 million), K6-14 (1.1 million/3.1 rating) and A18-49 (502,000/0.4 rating), in Live + 3 national ratings.
In multiplatform ratings for the week of October 16, Fox’s Empire averaged 9.3 million viewers, a +64% lift from L+Same Day. The Gifted totaled 7.3 million multiplatform viewers, a +111% gain from Live + SD, The Mick delivered 4.5 million viewers, a +100% lift, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged 4.2 million multiplatform viewers, marking a +147% jump from L+SD.
Fueled by its primetime series Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso and El Senor de los Cielos, Telemundo wrapped October as the #5 broadcast network season-to-date, regardless of language, during Monday-Friday 8-11p among A18-49 (999,000) and A18-34 (457,000). This marks the network’s best season-start ever among A18-49.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, October 31, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 6.03
The Voice 6.18, This Is Us 8.32, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders 3.60
FOX: 18.9 million
World Series Game 6 18.92
CBS: 10.12 million
NCIS 11.91, Bull 9.62, NCIS: New Orleans 8.84
ABC: 3.31 million
The Middle 5.00, Fresh Off the Boat 3.54, Black-ish 3.59, The Mayor 2.37, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World 2.68
Univision: 1.2 million
La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.24, Mi Marido Tien e Familia 1.41, Cesar en Tentacion 1.22
Telemundo: 1.4 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa e Barrio 1.16, Sin Senos Sin Hay Pi 1.61, Senor de los Cielos 1.77
CW: 1.71 million
The Flash 1.99, Machinima’s Chasing the Cup: Injustice 1.43
Tuesday A19-49 Rating: ABC .8/3, FOX 5.2/19, NBC 1.3/5, CBS 1.1/4, UNI .4/2, TELE 0.7/3, CW .6/2
Radha Subramanyam has been named EVP, chief research and analytics officer for CBS Television Network. Subramanyam most recently served as president of research, insights and data analytics for iHeartMedia.
Kelly Day, who had been serving as chief business officer at AwesomenessTV, will lead Viacom’s new digital studios unit, beginning November 20.
Online video creator hub Darby Smart hired Wei Kuan Lum as VP of growth and Chris Norris as VP of engineering. Lum has held positions at Facebook, Disney and Yahoo. Norris formerly was an engineering exec at Polyvore (acquired by Yahoo) and Bazaar Voice.

This Day in History: 1993 – The U.S. Senate called for full disclosure of Senator Bob Packwood’s diaries in a sexual harassment probe.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which CBS sitcom technically was canceled before its premiere, airing only once in a Sunday preview slot? 1979’s Co-ed Fever. Kudos to: Andrew Goldman-Ownzones Media Network/NY; John Kukla-KDFW FOX 4/Dallas-Fort Worth; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA

Today’s Trivia Question:) In what TV miniseries about an archaeologist’s quest to discover the location of the legendary Talking Mountain did Andie MacDowell co-star? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: A limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.).
Answer to Our Last Anagram:  Lost The Fever = The Leftovers. Kudos to: Mandy Ledbetter – Scripps Networks/Knoxville; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA

TV show anagram: The Rice Pact (Email trivia@cynopsis.com; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
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NBC: Superstore, The Good Place, Will and Grace, Great News, Chicago Fire
PBS: This Old House Hour, Poldark on Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: Jenni Riveria, Sin senos si Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
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