PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
MTV ordered Amazingness, an irreverent variety and talent competition hosted by Rob Dyrdek alongside a star-studded panel of judges, including Eddie Huang, Krystal Bee and Chris “Drama” Pfaff. The net also ordered new episodes of Ridiculousness for its milestone tenth season.
Netflix greenlit a game show that’s a blend of Jackass and Wipeout from Sony Pictures Television-backed Stellify Media. Flinch (wt) features contestants’ attempt to withstand pain and discomfort in a series of hilarious games to make them scared.
The CW gave a full season order to seductive drama, Dynasty. Series airs Wednesdays at 9p.
Bet Networks ordered Black Card Revoked hosted by actor/comedian Tony Rock. The nostalgia game show, based on the popular party game, will offer a lighthearted test of pop culture, entertainment, historical facts and politics from an African American perspective.
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NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Oxygen Media debuts the sophomore season of Homicide for the Holidays on Saturday, November 25 at 6p.
The Detour returns to TBS for its third season on Tuesday, January 23 at 10p.
Season 2 of HBO’s pot comedy High Maintenance premieres Friday, January 19 at 11p.
Complex x Fuse bows Friday, November 10 at 11p. The new weekly block features athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks.
The Best Thing I Ever Ate returns on Monday, December 11 at 8p on Cooking Channel.
20/20 follows the inspirational story of Nathaniel Newman and his inspirational family on Friday, November 17 at 10p on ABC. Born with a rare cranio-facial condition called Treacher Collins Syndrome, Nathaniel has been called the real-life story of a character from the upcoming movie, Wonder.
Legendary magazine editor Tina Brown opens up about her career, new book, relationship with President Donald Trump and her interactions with former business partner Harvey Weinstein in an interview with Tony Dokoupil for CBS Sunday Morning on November12 at 9a on CBS.
Katy Perry is the featured interview guest on National Geographic’s STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson airing Sunday, November 12 at 11p.
Revolt TV airs Under The Bridge on Tuesday, December 5. The documentary tells the story of late rapper Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.
Oprah Winfrey talks to former Vice President Joe Biden about his highly anticipated memoir, Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose, on Super Soul Sunday airing November 12 at 11a on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Lifetime released its guide to “all things festive.” It features a big block of original Christmas movies, like My Christmas Prince on Sunday, December 3 at 8p, and Snowed Inn Christmas
on Saturday, December 16 at 8p; as well as unscripted programming, like Little Women: LA: A Little Festive on December 13 at 8p, and Married at First Sight: Holiday Game Night on Tuesday, December 26 at 9p.
ABC kicks off the holiday season with The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday celebration airing Thursday, November 30 at 9p.
I Love Lucy Christmas Special airs Friday, December 22 at 8p on CBS. The new one-hour special features back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series. Immediately following, The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color!, a one-hour special with two colorized back-to-back episodes, airs at 9p.
Dan Bucatinsky, who played Neil in the original Will & Grace, is reprising the role in an upcoming guest spot. Also appearing in the same episode of the NBC series are Matthew Letscher, Andy Favreau and Barry Bostwick.
Syfy set the full cast for Deadly Class, the pilot based on the graphic novel of the same name by Rick Remender and West Craig. Most notably, British actor Benedict Wong will play Master Lin, headmaster of the School of Deadly Arts.
Stephan James (Shots Fired) nabbed the male lead opposite Julia Roberts in Amazon’s straight-to-series order Homecoming… Monica Barbaro landed the female lead opposite Tony Danza and Josh Groban in Netflix dramedy The Good Cop… Add Patti La Belle and Brandy Norwood to the list of musical talents set for multi-episode arcs on FOX music drama Star… Eric Winter (Witches of East End) joins ABC’s The Good Doctor in a recurring role.
Ready Jet Go!: Holidays in Boxwood Terrace launches on PBS KIDS on December 11. (Check local listings.) Special will also be available to stream on pbskids.org and the PBS Kids Video App, as well as via the 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel.
Tvline reports that HBO is eyeing Spring 2018 to begin production on a second season of Big Little Lies, although the network declined to confirm it. Adding fuel to rumor is the fact that Reese Witherspoon has stepped away from Pale Blue Dot, the Fox Searchlight sci-fi film that she had planned to produce and star in.
CBS All Access slotted the premiere date for the remaining six episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. Chapter 2 of the series returns Sunday January 7 after 8:30p.
Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE bring fans The ELEAGUE CUP: Rocket League on Friday, December 1 across TBS with live gameplay on Twitch and YouTube.
Three new episodes of The Benefits of Gusbandry are now available on Amazon Prime Video, Seed & Spark and Vimeo. Series follows a straight woman and her gay male best friend.
Kin Community’s Paper Tigers debuted on Thursday. The original series, produced exclusively for Facebook Watch, features five of the world’s top paper artists.
Mexicanal inked a distribution deal with Sling TV, making the network available to Sling TV Mexico subscribers for a monthly free.