02/14/20: Amazon picks up a seventh and final season of Bosch



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Comedy: Bill Burr Presents The Ringers at 11p
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Saturday’s Premieres
Cleo TV: Cleo Speaks at 9a
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Sunday’s Premieres
ABC: American Idol at 8p
CNN: Race for the White House at 9p, The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty at 10p
Epix: War of the Worlds at 9p, Slow Burn at 10p
FOX: Duncanville at 8:30p
FYI: From Scratch at 6p
HBO: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver at 11:10p
HGTV: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 9p
History: Washington at 8p
MSNBC: What’s Eating America with Andrew Zimmern at 9p
NBC: Zoey’s Extraordinary Play List at 8p, Good Girls at 10p
STARZ: Outlander at 8p

Sunday’s Finales
Smithsonian: Disasters at Sea at 9p
Sundance: Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter at 10a
Travel: Lost in the Wild at 11p

Monday’s Finales
NBC: America’s Got Talent at 8p
PBS: No Passport Required at 9p
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Good news, bad news for Bosch fans. Amazon picked up a seventh season of the drama, based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling books, but it will be the series’ last. “I’m proud of what we have accomplished with Bosch and look forward to completing the story in Season 7. It’s bittersweet, but all good things come to an end, and I am happy that we will be able to go out the way we want to,” said Connelly.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is getting his own cable news show, Spicer & Co., on Newsmax TV, beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 6p. Running weekdays, the show will feature Spicer leading an ensemble of Washington insiders, experts and journalists as they analyze the day’s headlines.

Meanwhile, Hope Hicks is departing her post as EVP and Chief Communications Officer for Fox Corporation and returning to the White House. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham announced that Hicks will be working for Jared Kushner’s offices as counselor to the president and senior advisor.

Chance the Rapper will host Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards 2020, broadcasting live from Inglewood, CA on Sunday, March 22 at 7:30p. Leading the nominations pack are Avengers: Endgame with 11; Taylor Swift with five; and Frozen 2, Henry Danger and Lil Nas X with four each.

John Rood is leaving his post as SVP, Marketing for Disney Channels Worldwide after three and a half years, and a 14-year combined tenure at the Walt Disney Company. “I am looking forward to devoting more time and energy towards charitable good works in addition to exploring other ways to innovate in the fast-changing media business,” Rood said.

Turner Classic Movies will honor actress and comedian Lily Tomlin with a hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood during the 11th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 17. Tomlin’s career, spanning film, TV and work on stage, began in the 1960s.

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Emilio Estvez is lacing up his skates again as Coach Bombay in the new Disney+ original series The Mighty Ducks. Based on the ‘90s hit franchise, the 10-episode series will premiere later this year on the streaming service, with Estevez also serving as executive producer.

Live PD: Wanted was renewed for a second season by A&E, a day after the arrest of Melody Bannister by the U.S. Marshals Office and the Hendricks County (IN) Sheriff’s Office. Produced by MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment, the show’s new season premieres Thursday, February 27 at 9p.

Also coming back for Season 2 will be HBO’s Avenue 5. The comedy series, which kicked off its first season on January 19, is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer a sci-fantasy, but a booming multibillion-dollar business.

UCP is moving forward with dark comedy The Resort from Andy SIara, writer of Sundance breakout Palm Springs, and Sam Esmail’s Esmail Corp, which is under a deal with UCP. Anonymous Content is producing the series, which will be shopped to premium and streaming platforms.

ABC issued a pilot order to Home Economics, a family comedy from Michael Colton and John Aboud (Penguins Of Madagascar), Lionsgate TV and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum’s studio-based Tannenbaum Company. Inspired by Colton’s, project centers on three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle class and one barely holding on. Home Economics was originally set up at FOX, last development season.

Painless Productions struck an overall deal with producer/director/showrunner Rob Saffi. Saffi, who served as a showrunner for the company’s Travel Channel series The Holzer Files, will now collaborate with Painless on two new projects for the network. Under the pact’s terms, Saffi will also showrun, develop and produce unscripted series with a focus on paranormal and mystery programming.

Elisabeth Shue is set as a co-lead opposite Julie Delpy in Netflix dramedy On the Verge, a co-production between Canal+ and Netflix, reports Deadline. Shue will serve as an EP on the series alongside Delpy. Created by Delpy and written by Delpy and Alexia Landeau, project focuses on four female friends in their late forties.

WE tv announced new series Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka, premiering Thursday, March 12 at 10p. Produced by Entertainment One, the show centers on Waka Flocka Flame and his wife Tammy Rivera as they navigate their renewed commitment to their relationship, following their time on Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop edition.

HBO Max is developing Adam Silvera’s bestselling novel More Happy Than Not, from Drew Comins’ Creative Engine Entertainment and eOne where the company is under an overall deal, as a one hour series, reports Deadline. Comins and Silvera will serve as EPs on the project.

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Supermarket Stakeout is back for a second season on Tuesday, March 17 at 10p. The Food Network hit, hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli, features four talented chefs, who ambush shoppers and bid on their grocery bags without knowing what’s inside, in hopes of winning a cooking battle.

Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail travels to Australia for its fourth season, debuting Friday, March 13 at 8p on Discovery.

RuPaul’s Drag Race has an all-star roster of judges heading into its 12th season bowing Friday, February 28 at 8p on VH1. Included in the mix are Nicki Minaj, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Leslie Jones, Daisy Ridley and more.

Four-part docu-series Love Fraud premieres Friday, May 8 at 9p on Showtime. It follows the search for Richard Scott, a man who over the past 20 years has used the internet and his charms to prey upon unsuspecting women in search of love.

Mira, Royal Detective makes its debut Friday, March 20 at 11a on Disney Channel in the U.S. and on Disney Channel India on Sunday, March 22. The Disney Junior animated series follows a commoner appointed to the role of royal detective by the queen.

Follow the adventures of a first-time weasel mom on Nature: The Mighty Weasel, debuting Wednesday, February 19 at 8p on PBS (check local listings). Ana Gasteyer narrates.

Season 4 of CBS All Access’ The Good Fight bows Thursday, April 9. New episodes of the legal drama starring Christine Baranski will be available every Thursday thereafter.

Spectrum Originals goes underground with the premiere of Mark Strong-fronted crime drama Temple on Monday, March 9. Eight-part series will drop ad-free exclusively on Spectrum’s On Demand platform.

Ricky Gervais’ comedy After Life returns on Friday, April 24 on Netflix. In the show’s second season, Gervais’ character Tony is trying to rebuild his life following the death of his wife.

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Hallmark Channel, in conjunction with rescue organization Paw Works, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at pet adoption in Tails of Joy. The special, hosted by Larissa Wohl, airs Monday, February 17 at 10p.

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Adrian Paul (Highlander) will star alongside Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista in the sophomore season of Apple drama, See…Rigo Sanchez was promoted to series regular for Season 5 of TNT’s Animal Kingdom… Nabiyah Be (Black Panther), newcomer Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch) and John Whitehouse (Poldark) were cast in Amazon musical drama, Daisy Jones & The Six, reports Deadline.


Netflix is letting anyone – no subscription required – stream 2018 rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, now through Thursday, March 9 in the US and select international markets. The goal of the free promo is to encourage viewers to subscribe or re-subscribe to Netflix to watch the sequel, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, which was released February 12.


Roku’s fourth quarter revenue for 2019, $411.2 million, was up 49%, driven by a 71% pop in advertising revenue. The streaming media player and platform company said it added a record 4.6 million incremental active streaming accounts in Q4, ending 2019 with 36.9 million active accounts (up 36% year-over-year). Streaming hours increased by 16.3 billion over last year, up 68% year-over-year to a record 40.3 billion in 2019.

Roku is flexing its muscles with big media companies. After analyzing the results of Nielsen’s latest Total Audience Report, Needham analysts Laura Martin and Dan Medina concluded that Roku is a “winning aggregator” in the domestic streaming wars, while giving an “underperform” rating to Netflix. The pair believe Netflix is at an increasing disadvantage as a subscription-based video-on-demand service, because there is significantly greater demand for Roku and other free advertising-supported AVODs.

Apple filed a patent for a system that could detect smart home devices and potentially configure them. It would make connecting all smart things easier by automatically detecting a new smart device, what room it’s in, and authenticating it for users.

Google closed a $2.6 billion deal to acquire data analytics startup Looker. Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, noted in a blog post that the analytic arm would continue to support multiple cloud vendors beyond Google. “Google Cloud and Looker share a common philosophy around delivering open solutions and supporting customers wherever the are – be it on Google Cloud, in other public clouds, or on premises. As ore organizations adopt a multi-cloud strategy, Looker customers and partners can expect continued support of all cloud data management systems like Amazon Redshift, Azure SQL, Snowflake, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Teradata,” said Kurian.

Verizon Media is teaming with digital out of home marketplace VIOOH to bring the digital assets of JCDeaux into its DSP. The partnership gives advertisers access to new DOOH inventory through Verizon Media’s unified DSP for campaigns across video, mobile, display, native, connected TV, audio and DOOH. The inventory will be available in over 60 cities across seven countries.


HGTV Canada is introducing Corus Studios original series, Family Home Overhaul, on Sunday, April 26 at 10p. Viewers will get a first look at the show with a special sneak peek on Sunday, April 19, during the season finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

French animation and distribution company Dandeloo announced sales for 2D animation series Stinky Dog. Onboard to give the show a home are China’s digital distribution and IP management company Jesten Huashi, children’s Spanish pay-TV channel Canal Panda and Danish public broadcaster DR TV. The series follows the adventures of maverick mutt Stinky Dog and his best friend Flatty Cat.

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Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Wednesday, February 12
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Goldbergs 3.90 (0.8), Schooled 2.91 (0,7), Modern Family 3.73 (0.9), Single Parents 2.44 (0.6), Stumptown 2.38 (0.4)
CBS: Survivor 6.69 (1.3), Criminal Minds 3.95 (0.6)
CW: Riverdale 0.65 (0.2), Katy Keene 0.32 (0.1)
FOX: The Masked Singer 6.64 (1.8), LEGO Masters 3.49 (1.2)
NBC: Chicago Med 8.17 (1.1), Chicago Fire 8.28 (1.1), Chicago P.D. 7.00 (1.0)
TELEMUNDO: Exatlon Estados Unidos 1.36 (0.5)
UNIVISION: Ringo 1.73 (0.5), Amor Eterno 1.82 (0.5), Rubi 2020 1.52 (0.5)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages


Lotame appointed Amy Yeung as General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer. She joins from Comscore, where she served as Deputy General Counsel.

Friday Fun Fact
There are only three countries in the world that don’t use the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar and the US.

This Day in History
1985 – Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin was released in Beirut.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which song did Mercedes sing in the 2012 Valentine’s Day episode of Glee (2009-2015)? Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You.” Kudos to: Marni C. Gold/Hawthorne, NJ; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing, Inc./NYC; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA; Susan Nessanbaum Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA

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Which future Oscar winner played Bert Convey’s daughter, a girl who had a mad crush on Danny, on The Partridge Family (1970 to 1974)? (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.)

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Friday February 14, 2020
ABC: Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, 20/20
CBS: MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Who’s Line Is It Anyway?, Who’s Line Is It Anyway?
FOX: WWE Friday Night SmackDown
NBC: Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Antiques Road Show, Country Music
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Dona, Operacion Pacifico
Univision: Ringo, Amor Eterno, Rubi


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