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CBS renewed Ransom for a second season. The 13-episode order will be filmed in Hungary for broadcast next year.
French director and screenwriter Houda Benyaminais is set to direct and executive produce TNT pilot Deadlier Than The Male (wt). Written by Harriet Warner, drama follows a trio of characters with a mysterious past.
Raven’s Home is staying put at Disney Channel. The cable net ordered a sophomore season of the family comedy.
Universal Kids, the rebranded Sprout network, picked up a second season of Top Chef Jr. Vanessa Lachey and Curtis Stone will continue as host and head judge.
Great American Country renewed Going RV with 14 new episodes and Living Alaska with 13. Going RV follows families shopping for the perfect motorhome, while Living Alaska shows what it’s like to live in remote wilderness.
ABC is teaming with former Vampire Diaries showrunner Caroline Dries to adapt Black Widow, a drama based on Scandinavian series Black Widows centered on three women who form an unlikely bond when a tragic boat accident results in the deaths of their significant others.
Former Nashville EPs Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin landed a put pilot commitment from FOX for a primetime soap. The untitled project, written by the pair, centers on a couple, who after 20 years of marriage, decide to reignite their passion and strengthen their family by starting over in Hawaii.
Dynamic Television is developing Cipher for NBC. Drama centers on secret intelligence agency which enlists the help of a dysfunctional ex-con to stop an imminent global threat.
BBC Worldwide inked a development deal for Anna & Froga. The animated kids’ series is adapted from the books of French author Anouk Ricard.

CBS is moving forward with crime drama Recall. Pilot is being written by Craig Sweeny and directed by Marc Webb (Limitless).
Red Arrow Entertainment Group closed a commercial and creative partnership with 10Fold, a US production company, focused on non-scripted and scripted content. The pact includes a future option for Red Arrow to acquire a majority equity position in 10Fold.
NBC’s Chicago Med returns for season 3 on Tuesday, November 21 at 10p. The series, which aired on Thursdays its last go-round, is taking over the slot currently held by Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.
Street Science is back for its sophomore season Wednesday, November 15 at 10p on Science Channel. The Kevin Delaney series brings experiments out of the lab and onto the streets.
Discovery’s Homestead Rescue returns Wednesday, November 8 at 9p. New season is preceded by a special episode featuring never-before-seen footage at 8p.
Damnation bows Tuesday, November 7 on USA. Drama focuses on the struggle of people fighting for what they believe to be right in a Depression-era Iowa town.
Univision premieres Caer en Tentacion on Monday, October 16 at 10p. The contemporary thriller tells the story of two couples whose marriages take a twisted turn.
Animated preschool series Top Wing lands on Nickelodeon Monday, November 6 at 12:30p, telling the story of a team of eager young birds working together to help their island community.
Trivial Takedown debuts on Fuse with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, November 7 at 11p and 11:30p. The pop culture game show is based on UK series Blink.
KCETLink Media Group launches new documentary food series Meals Ready to Eat, produced in partnership with military-veteran media brand We Are The Mighty and written, produced, directed and hosted by military veterans. Premiere is Wednesday, November 8 at 8:30p on KCET in Southern California and 9:30p on Link TV Nationwide.
Retrospective Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special airs Friday, October 24 at 9p on CBS, featuring archival footage, exclusive interviews and special appearances by Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, David Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Keith Urban and more.
CMT premieres Road Less Traveled, the Lauren Alaina movie named for her hit single, on Friday, November 10 at 9p. Alaina stars as Charlotte, a successful songwriter struggling to balance a career and dream of a perfect wedding.
Food Network is spreading sweet holiday cheer with Holiday Baking Championship on Monday, November 6 at 9p followed by Christmas Cookie Challenge at 10p.
Asa Soltan Rahmati, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Mike Shouhed, Reza Farahan and Shervin Roohparvar gather for a Shahs of Sunset two-part reunion, starting Sunday, October 22 at 8p on Bravo Media.
Networks and producers are taking advantage of the flexibility and immediacy of short form video, notes Ajay Kishore, Founder and CEO of Stareable and a juror at the upcoming Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival. What untapped areas should short-form producers be exploring right now? “Play with the options that online allows for,” advises Kishore. “Create non-linear storylines, offer transmedia experiences that span platforms, and evolve how you can engage your audience.” To submit videos or find out more about panels and networking opportunities at the Cynopsis short form event, to here.
Audience Network picked up a second season of Mr. Mercedes. Production begins in Charleston, South Carolina in February 2018….Apple is nearing a deal for a remake of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, which aired on NBC from 1985 to 1987….A new season of Hugh Laurie’s Chance premieres on Hulu Wednesday, October 11.
Floating Island Entertainment and Crazy Shirt Productions announced the release of comedy series Fare Trade, available on Bell Fibe TV, Channel 1, and across Bunz platforms, which include Bunzlife.com, Bunz’ Facebook Page, and in the FB Groups that make up the “Bunziverse.”
James Harding, Director of News and Current Affairs at BBC, is stepping down at the beginning of 2018 to set up his own news media venture.  
Banijay International is taking youth prank show Gotcha to MIPCOM this month. Series is a co-production from Billy Crystal and his production company, Jennilind Productions; Bunim/Murray Productions and Nutz Productions.
Sonar Entertainment acquired global rights to author Will McIntosh’s sci-fi adventure Watchdog to develop into a kids’ series.
A+E Networks set MIPCOM 2017 for the global introduction of scripted drama, Blue Book, from Robert Zemeckis.
GRB Entertainment partnered with TV One for a slate of 11 series to launch at MIPCOM 2017. Included are sitcoms Born Again Virgin and Here We Go Again, as well as true crime dramas #Murder, For My Man and Find Our Missing.
Aardman secured multiple international TV distribution sales for Sunrise ProductionsMunki and Trunk. The animated pre-school show was licensed to 75 territories with an all rights deal with Moores in China, as well as deals with Amazon India and MBC3 across the Middle East.
All3Media International expanded its slate of third-party formats, signing distribution to Hindsight Productions’ family game show Letterbox and South&Browse’s Miss Wildcard.
Pernel Media announced that SVOD platform CuriosityStream acquired global non-exclusive rights to stream The Real War of Thrones; A History of Europe. The series, shot in 4K, charts the history of Europe through lavishly realized drama reconstruction.
Barcroft Media struck a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to distribute The Customiser Is Always Right. Social media star and celebrity car wrapper Yianni Charalambous, whose YouTube channel Yiannimize boasts over a million subscribers, stars.
EW Media Group Inc. acquired London-based TCB Media Rights Ltd., a leading full-service content distribution company.
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Honoring outstanding work in this emerging space, the Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival will showcase fresh and surprising storytelling across platforms. We define short form video as content that runs from 5 seconds to 10 minutes. Content on any platform is eligible. Watch our sizzle reel + start your submissions (deadline is 10/20)!
Dr. Phil (3.4 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 3% from the week before) posted its strongest numbers since the week of May 1. Ellen DeGeneres (2.2, unchanged) placed second, followed by Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.1, unchanged).  
Daily Mail TV (1.0, up 11%), which premiered the week before as the highest rated new magazine in a decade, improved by double-digits and easily led all new first-run shows among households in week two. Page Six TV (0.7, steady) surged 25% among W25-54 to a 0.5 and tied rival Daily Mail in the key demo for the first time. It also clocked new series highs in nine of the top ten market for the session ending October 8 and edged Daily Mail in both ratings (0.8/2 to 0.7/2) and key demos (0.5/3 to 0.4/2) for its primary metered market runs.
The return of Velocity’s Wheeler Dealers and Bitchin’ Rides jump started the network’s fall programming slate with record ratings last week. The 14th season premiere of Wheeler Dealers became the series most watched season launch ever among HHs, M18+, M25-54, M18-49, P2+ and P25-54 with the episode being watched by more than 613,000 P2+. Bitchin’ Rides first episode was 14th in its timeslot on ad-supported cable for M25-54 and M18+.
Hallmark Channel’s premiere of All of My Heart: Inn Love ranked as its highest rated program for the week on cable, with the exception of sports and news. The original movie averaged 2.6 HH rating and 2.8 million Total Viewers.
In preliminary Live+SD ratings, The CW’s Supergirl returned with 1.86 million viewers, 0.4/2 in A18-34 and 0.5/2 in A18-49. Valor debuted with 1.2 million viewers, 0.2/1 in A18-34 and 0.3/1 among A18-49.
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 9/25/17 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.9 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.8 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.7 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.7 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.4 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.1 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.3 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.3AA
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 9/25/17 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.9 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.6 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.5 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.2 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.1 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.1 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 0.8 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.8 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.8 AA
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of October 2, 2017
NBC: NBC Sunday Night Football (10/8) 5.8/21
CBS: CBS and NFL Thursday Night Football (10/5) 5.1/20
FOX: The OT (10/8) 4.4/17
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (10/2) 3.1/12
NBC: This Is Us (10/3) 3.1/11
NBC: Football Night America Part 3 (10/8) 3.0/11
NBC: The Voice (10/2) 2.6/9
NBC: The Voice (10/3) 2.3/9
ABC: The Good Doctor (10/2) 2.2/8
FOX: The Simpsons (10/8) 2.2/8
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of October 2, 2017
ABC World News Tonight 8,544,000 million total viewers; 1.5/7 and 1,843,000 A25-54
NBC Nightly News 8,174,000 million total viewers; 1.6/8 and 1,990,000 A25-54
CBS Evening News 6,461,000 million total viewers; 1.2/5 and 1,411,000 A25-54
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of October 2, 2017
ABC: Good Morning America 4.45 million total viewers; 1.2/11 and 1,477,000 A25-54
NBC: Today 4.12 million total viewers; 1.2/11 and 1,501,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.72 million total viewers; 0.8/7 and 994,000 A25-54
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of October 2, 2017
CBS: The Late Show 3.04 million total viewers; 0.52/3 among A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.62 million total viewers; 0.64/4 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.37 million total viewers; 0.50/3 among A18-49
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings October 8, 2017
ABC: This Week 3.01 million total viewers; 849,000/0.7 A25-54
NBC: Meet The Press 3.10 million total viewers; 910,000/0.8 A25-54
CBS: Face The Nation 3.57 million total viewers; 855,000/0.7 A25-54
CBS: Face The Nation 2 2.12 million total viewers; 576,000/0.5 A25-54
FOX: Fox News Sunday 1.30 million total viewers; 463,000/0.4 A25-54
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, October 9, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 9.9 million
Dancing With the Stars 9.1, The Good Doctor 10.6
NBC: 8.1 million
The Voice 10.8, The Brave 5.3
CBS: 7.6 million
The Big Bang Theory 13.1, 9JKL 7.7, Kevin Can Wait 6.7, Me, Myself & I 5.0, Scorpion 5.4
FOX: 3.8 million
Lucifer 3.3, The Gifted 3.9
CW: 1.6 million
Supergirl 1.9, Valor 1.2
TELE: 1.2 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa e Barrio 1.1, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.3
Univision: 0.9 million
Enamorandome de Ramon 0.9, Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.1, Hoy Voy a Cambiar 0.8
Monday A19-49 Analysis: NBC 2.0/8, ABC 1.5/6, CBS 1.5/6, FOX 1.1/4, TELE 0.7/2, UNI 0.5/2, CW 0.4/2
Mexican journalist Julio Vaqueiro was tapped as co-anchor of Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana. The move brings Vaqueiro to the national stage, after five years as news anchor at Telemundo 52 Los Angeles/KVEA.  

This Day in History: 1976 – Jane Pauley made her debut on NBC’s Today.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: The closing credits of which 1980s series encouraged viewers to go to the public library? Voyagers! (1982-1983).  
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ABC: The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor
CBS: Survivor, SEAL Team, Criminal Minds
CW: Riverdale [p], Dynasty [p]
FOX: Empire, Star
The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Frontline
Telemundo: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Enamorandome de Ramon, Mi Marido Tiene Familia

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