Ellen DeGeneres gets serious with ABC

ABC picked up a comedy reality series inspired by a segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Half-hour hidden-camera prank show Repeat After Me, from DeGeneres’s A Very Good Production and Warner Horizon and hosted by Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), slips into the Tuesday-at-8:30p slot on February 17, after midseason comedy Fresh Off the Boat. One more and it’s a trend – Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, based on a Jimmy Fallon segment on NBC’s Tonight Show, arrives April 2.

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NHL locks in 18-19 slate (Facebook)

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