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CBS is developing a revival of Northern Exposure, the Cicely, Alaska-set comedic drama that ran from 1990-1995. Rob Morrow will return as cranky Dr. Joel Fleischman and also exec-produce. Series comes from the original’s co-creators, Josh Brand and John Falsey, John Corbett, Morrow, Ben Silverman and Universal Television.
Red Arrow Studios International struck a long-term development deal with Israeli writing and producing partners Amit Cohen and Ron Leshem (Kfulim). Under the partnership the team will develop multiple premium drama projects together.
Alex Duda (Steve Harvey) has been named Executive Producer for The Kelly Clarkson Show, premiering in national syndication next fall. Duda has an overall development deal with NBCUniversal.
Part2 Pictures and Metabook Films inked an option deal for upcoming true-crime series Blonde, Beautiful and Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks, by David Bushman and Mark Givens. Under the terms of the agreement, Part2 Pictures will adapt a docu-series based on Blonde, Beautiful and Dead in association with Metabook Films. The companies will be taking the project to premium cable networks and streaming platforms.
Jeny Batten and M. Dickson (Disenchantment) will serve as showrunners for Netflix adult animated series Hoops, starring Jake Johnson (New Girl).
Just announced: Honorees for the 4th Annual Cynopsis Rising Star Awards! Join us in congratulating these exceptional young professionals (and save the date for the awards reception, this February in NYC!): http://www.cynopsis.com/events/2019-tv-awards/rising-stars-announced/
In new Travel Channel series Legend Hunter, wildlife biologist and explorer Pat Spain leaves the lab to unravel riddles and mythical events. First of seven episodes launches Tuesday, January 8, at 10p.
Cartoon Network‘s Steven Universe returns with a five-part arc, “Steven Universe: Diamond Days,” on Monday, December 17, at 7:30p. New episodes will premiere weekly on Mondays through January, with the arc culminating in an hour-long special event, “Steven Universe: Battle of Heart and Mind,” on Monday, January 21, at 7p.
The fifth and final season of You’re the Worst launches Wednesday, January 9, at 10p. “We’re not crying, you are,” snarked FXX.
Season three of Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown premieres with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, December 4, at 9p.
Death By Magic premieres Friday, November 30, on Netflix. Series follows British magician Drummond Money-Coutts, aka DMC, as he re-creates dangerous fatal stunts.
PBS’s Independent Lens announced the series of documentary films that make up its Winter/Spring 2019 slate. First up: My Country No More, which explores the human cost of oil drilling in rural North Dakota, premiering Monday, January 7.
ID explores the disappearance nine years ago of a 28-year-old mother of two in Susan Powell: An ID Murder Mystery. Two-hour special airs Wednesday, December 12, at 9p, unraveling a “twisted tale of dysfunction, obsession and jealousy.” 
Four new holiday movies roll out on Hallmark nets the weekend of December 8. Homegrown Christmas premieres on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, December 8, at 8p, followed on Sunday by Welcome to Christmas. On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Memories of Christmas makes its debut on Saturday, December 8, at 9p, with Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas premiering Sunday at 9p.
Ovation’s Versailles ends its run with a 90-minute series finale on Saturday, December 8, at 10p.To celebrate the end of the show, the arts net will also air Versailles: The Final Act, a special that includes interviews with actors, producers, crew and more, on Saturday, December 15, at 10p.
MTV’s The Challenge: CT’s Getting Married premieres Tuesday, December 11, at 9p. Two-part special focuses on The Challenge all-star “C.T.Tamburello’s wedding to Lilianet Solores, mother of his two-year-old son.
Univision Thanksgiving special Dando Gracias en Familia airs Thursday, November 22, at 9p. Contestants from Nuestra Belleza Latina (Our Latin Beauty), Univision’s competition, will share family stories and traditions.
Discovery, Inc.’s HGTVFood Network, Travel ChannelDIY Network and Cooking Channel have been added to Discovery’s suite of TV Everywhere “GO” apps on all platforms. The former Scripps Networks Interactive networks join the twelve existing Discovery GO apps and bring more than 22,000 titles to the platform, increasing the number of titles across all of the apps to 45,000.
The winner of the ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition is Terry Hu. Actors were asked to create videos performing a scene and judged on performance, potential star power and technical skill. Grand prize: a one-year $25,000 talent deal with ABC.
For the first time, viewers will be able to purchase the WBC Heavyweight World Championship Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury on Showtime PPV directly through the Showtime app. Subscribers and non-subscribers can purchase and live-stream via the SHhowtime app on Apple mobile and AppleTV (4th Generation) devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, Android phones and tablets and directly on the net’s website for $74.99, or through cable, DBS, telco and streaming providers nationwide. Showdown is set for Saturday, December 1, at 9p.
The last regular-print edition of Condé Nast women’s magazine Glamour will be the January 2019 issue. “We’re doubling down on digital – investing in the storytelling, service, and fantastic photo shoots we’ve always been known for, bringing it to the platforms our readers frequent most,” said EIC Samantha Barry in a note to staff. While Glamour’s print circulation was about two million, the company says it reaches 20 million online. Like Hearst’s Seventeen, which also announced the end of its regular-print schedule this week, Glamour will continue to print special issues.
Cinedigm announced the launch of digital-first Dove Channel, Docurama and CONtv on free streaming service Tubi. The networks will be accessible through Cinedigm’s branded section on Tubi Channels.
Buzzr is now available on Pluto TV, with a live stream of vintage game show content. Buzzr is also airing the first season of The Great Christmas Light Fight on Sunday, November 25, starting at 8p.
Spanish series La Casade Papel won the Drama award and Israeli comedy Nevsu picked up comedy honors at the 2018 International Emmy Awards. The 11 winning programs and performances spanned ten countries: Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, the UK and the U.S. “For people who work in television across the globe, this is the best of times. Despite change and uncertainty around the world, programming thrives,” said International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner at the Gala. “We congratulate the winners for helping to make television better and better.”
UK-based distributor DCD Rights signed a presale for new premium primetime drama My Life is Murder, with Acorn TV securing U.S. rights.
Woodcut Media announced production of a documentary crime series The Killer in My Family (international title: My Deadly Relation). UKTV has pre-invested in the series, set to premiere on its Really channel in January 2019.
Laurence Herszberg, founder and General Director of Series Mania, and Brigitte Maccioni, managing director of European cinema operator UGC, announced their partnership on the newly named UGC Writers Campus by Series Mania. Formerly known as Series Mania Writers Campus, the program is organized to kickstart the next generation of European series creators.
China International Television Corporation announced the 2018 CITVC acquisition slate, including over 100 imported international movies, TV series and documentaries. Among the programs are family drama A Love to Remember, from TV Azteca; Reckless Bride, from Bangkok Broadcasting; and Solo, from UFA Fiction Production.
Bzhaun Rhoden (Van Helsing), Louis Ferreira (Bad Blood) and Peter Shinkoda (Daredevil) will recur in season four of Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle….David Krumholtz, Daniel Sauli, Sepidah Moafi and Olivia Luccardi have been upped from recurring to series regular status on the third and final season of HBO drama The Deuce.

KidsYouTube channel Bogglesox TV is now the exclusive UK home CBeebies pre-school series Grandpa in My Pocket. The channel is also airing full episodes of Turner’s Ha Ha Hairies.
Hasbro Studios struck an international deal with Cartoon Network to distribute season one of animated series Transformers: Cyberverse to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The deal includes both linear and digital distribution.  
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In a week filled with preemptions for syndicated shows due to midterm elections, wildfires and the California bar shooting, Ellen DeGeneres was the only top six talk show to see an increase the week of November 5, hitting a new season high of 2.3, up 10% versus the week prior. Dr. Phil held steady at 3.0, while Live with Kelly and Ryan dipped 9% to 2.1.
Monday Night Football tossed ESPN an 11.3 rating in metered markets, up 53% from the week prior and the best MNF numbers since October 2014.
During the week of November 13, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! was up over the prior week by 16% in Total Viewers to draw its largest audience so far this season and its biggest since the first week of June. The late-nighter grew for the third consecutive week among A18-49 (+9%) to its second-best performance this season, behind Back to Brooklyn week (w/o 10/15/18).
Saturday’s original holiday premiere of Hallmark Channel’Christmas at Graceland ranked as the top cable program of the day and the highest-rated and most-watched program of the week among HHs. Sunday night’s debut of Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa was the second highest-rated and most-watched program of the day and boosted Hallmark Channel to be the #1 network on Sunday.

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of November 5, 2018 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.5 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.1 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.0 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.8 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.0 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.0AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.8 AA
Hot Bench (AT) 2.3 AA
Ellen DeGeneres Show (AB) 2.3 AA
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of November 5, 1018 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.8 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.6 AA 
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.6 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.2 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.1 AA
Family Guy (AT) 0.9 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 0.8 AA
Entertainment Tonight (AT) 0.7 AA
The Goldbergs (AT) 0.7 AA
Source: Nielsen
TV Time’s Binge Report for the week of November 12, 2018
Riverdale (The CW) 2.52%
Friends (NBC) 2.44%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2.10%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) 2.06%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.56%
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 1.52%
Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix) 1.46%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 1.33%
The Good Place (NBC) 1.29%
The Walking Dead (AMC) 1.28%
The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in our TV Time app within a given day.
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of November 12, 2018
World News Tonight: 9.25 million total viewers; 1.6/7 and 1.98 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News: 8.97 million total viewers; 1.7/7 and 2.03 million A25-54
CBS Evening News: 6.60 million total viewers; 1.2/5 and 1.43 million A25-54
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of November 12, 2018
NBC: Today 4.37 million total viewers; 1.2/12 and 1.48 million A25-54
ABC: Good Morning America 4.32 million total viewers; 1.0/10 and 1.29 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.39 million total viewers; 0.8/7 and 910,000 A25-54
Business News Networks Weekly Average Business Day Ratings week of November 12, 2018
FBN: 196,000 total viewers; 18,000 A25-54
CNBC: 191,000 total viewers; 37,000 A25-5-4
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Monday, November 19, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 8.20 million
Dancing With the Stars 8.55, The Good Doctor 7.50
NBC: 7.10 million
The Voice 7.85, Manifest 5.60
CBS: 5.29 million
The Neighborhood 6.50, Happy Together 4.73, Magnum PI 5.35, Bull 4.90
FOX: 4.82 million
The Resident 4.47, 9-1-1 5.17
La Sultana 0.90, Falsa Identidad 0.95, Senora Acero V 0.81
UNIVISION: 0.95 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 1.07, Mi Marido Tie Ma Familia 0.93, Amar a Muerte 0.85
CW: 0.98 million
Arrow 1.04, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 0.92
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Monday, November 19, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 8.20 million
Dancing With the Stars 8.55, The Good Doctor 7.50
NBC: 7.10 million
The Voice 7.85, Manifest 5.60
CBS: 5.29 million
The Neighborhood 6.50, Happy Together 4.73, Magnum PI 5.35, Bull 4.90
FOX: 4.82 million
The Resident 4.47, 9-1-1 5.17
TELEMUNDO: 790,000
La Sultana 801,000, Falsa Identidad 851,000, Senora Acero V 601,000
UNIVISION: 0.95 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 1.07, Mi Marido Tie Ma Familia 0.93, Amar a Muerte 0.85
CW: 0.98 million
Arrow 1.04, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 0.92
Monday A18-49 Ratings: ABC 1.3/5, NBC 1.3/5, FOX 1.1/5, CBS 0.8/3, TELE 0.5/2, UNI 0.4/2, CW 0.3/1

Nielsen Holdings tapped David Kenny as its new CEO, starting December 3. Previously, Kenny was Senior Vice President of IBM’s Cognitive Solutions unit and before that CEO and chairman of The Weather Channel. Kenny succeeds Mitch Barns, who is retiring after 22 years at Nielsen. In making the announcement, Nielsen’s board said it is continuing with a review that includes “strategic alternatives for the entire company and its businesses.”
IPG Mediabrands unit Cadreon named Sean Muzzy to the position of President of North America. Muzzy was most recently Chief Product & Platform Officer at WPP’s Neo@Ogilvy unit.
Cooper Media announced the promotion of Brian Weiss to the role of President & General Manager, replacing Steve Schiffman, who will depart the company. “We are excited to move forward with a fresh new chapter of leadership,” said Cooper Holdings Chairman Lonnie Cooper. “We thank Steve for his contributions and wish him the best in his future endeavors.” 
Groundbreaking advertising executive Jane Maas died November 16. She was 86. Best known for heading the “I Love New York” campaign, in 1981 Maas became the first woman to head a major New York City advertising agency she didn’t found as president of Muller Jordan Weiss, and in 1987, president and then chairman of Earle Palmer Brown Advertising and Public Relations.

This Day in History: 2005 – Ted Koppel hosted his last episode of Nightline.

Answer to our last trivia question: Which popular 1971 TV-movies had theatrical releases? Duel and Brians Song. Kudos to: Rick Dascher-Turner Studios/Atlanta, Charles Lore/NYC, John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas, Greg Stewart/LA, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union
Today’s Trivia Question: On Bewitched (1964-1972), what did Darrin, transported to Plymouth for the first Thanksgiving, do that almost got him burned at the stake for witchcraft? (Email [email protected] 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.).
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JOB OPENING: TEMP PROJECT MGR, ON-AIR PROMO/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Track creative asset delivery between Crown Media and W Network in Canada. Serve as logistical liaison. Mng master tracking doc, create/deliver presentations, req & deliver assets. Min 4 yrs cable or network TV on-air promo or mktg. Apply HERE (11/23)

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ABC: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Modern Family, Single Parents, The Goldbergs, Single Parents
CBS: Survivor, SEAL Team, Criminal Minds
CW: iHeartRadio Music Festival
FOX: Empire, Star
NBC: Hollywood Game Night [p], Saturday Night Live
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Sinking Cities [f]
Telemundo: La Sultana, Falsa Identidad, Senora Acero
Univision: Jesus, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia, Amar a Muerte

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