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The Revolution Will Be Piloted
Fox Orders Pilot of "Revolution"
From Broadway World

Attention thrill seekers: FOX just ordered the pilot REVOLUTION, based on the U.K. game show of the same title, according to Variety. The show premise involves competition between BMXers, skateboarders, and inline skaters. All housed under the same arena roof and in rounds of rivaly, plenty of thrills and spills are sure to ensue.

The show was conceived by Los Angeles and London based production company, Znak & Co. Natalka Znak, founder of Znak & Co., is no stranger to reality television. She is known for her previous work on I'M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE and the U.K.'s HELL'S KITCHEN. Znak presumes the role of executive producer of the U.S. 'REVOLUTION', in addition to Glenn Coomber (STRICTLY COME DANCING) and Jenny Stephenson (NINJA WARRIOR).

Broadway World
Variety

posted 11/17/17

Welcome Back... to "The Weakest Link"
Catch It on BBC2
From Telly Mix

The Queen of Mean, Anne Robinson will return for a Special Celebrity Edition of the Weakest Link for BBC Children in Need later this month.

Seven brave celebrities including Actor John Thomson, Love Island winner Kem Cetinay, Chef Rosemary Shrager, Actress Chizzy Akudolu, Columnist Giles Coren and Presenters Rylan Clark-Neal and Maya Jama have been confirmed for the line up.

They will face the wrath of Anne as they work as a team and attempt to answer a series of general knowledge questions to win up to £15,000 for the charity. However, only one can win, six will leave with nothing as round by round their teammates vote them the weakest link.

Telly Mix
Digital Spy
Digital Spy

posted 11/17/17

THURSDAY: More Football
NBC Wins on TNF
From the Futon Critic

NBC (9.525 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) took home top honors last night with its coverage of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.356 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and "Thursday Night Football" (9.958 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

CBS (8.716 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "Young Sheldon" (11.740 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Mom" (8.471 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Life in Pieces" (6.414 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "SWAT" (6.218 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.404 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its fall finales from "Grey's Anatomy" (7.511 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Scandal" (4.982 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.722 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.966 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "Gotham" (2.655 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "The Orville" (3.279 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, originals from "Supernatural" (1.871 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Arrow" (1.297 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) rounded out the night for The CW (1.584 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

On cable..
- Project Runway (Lifetime): 1.898m
- Paradise Run (Nick): 1.093m
- Beat Bobby Flay (Food): 808k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/17/17

More on "Just Like Mom & Dad"
Catch It on BYUtv January 8!
From MENAFM

BYUtv today announced plans to co-produce a new game show titled Just Like Mom and Dad. Produced in association with marblemedia and YES TV in Canada and BYUtv in the U.S., the 20-episode primetime family game show celebrates modern, diverse families and proves how much fun families can have together and will premiere across the U.S.on January 8, 2018 at 8pm ET/6pm MT.

Just Like Mom and Dad will be hosted by husband and wife duo and family entertainment veterans, Sandy Jobin-Bevans and Kylee Evans. Sandy, a nine-time Canadian Comedy Award winner and Kylee, an actress, appeared on YTV/Nickelodeon's hit sitcom Life With Boys, where Sandy played the loving, single father and Kylee played their neighbor. Sandy was also the co-host of the hidden camera game show, Deal With It and Kylee is known for her recurring roles in Good Witch and The Stanley Dynamic.

"BYUtv is pleased to present our first game show, Just Like Mom and Dad, with our partner, marblemedia, and to expand our portfolio of innovative reality TV-based programming," said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. "Both BYUtv and marblemedia are committed to providing quality, family entertainment content for viewers throughout North America and around the world and we look for to co-producing and distributing this content across our network. Few shows today capture parents spending time with their young kids in a reality-TV setting and we are excited to explore the possibilities of this genre and scenario."

Shot in Toronto before a live, energetic studio audience on a bright set filled with giant moving video screens and a bigger prize wheel, each episode will feature three parent/kid pairs. The game starts with two interactive question-answer based rounds where parents and kids will be quizzed about their knowledge of each other. The third and final round will be an exciting bake-off in a new, state of the art kitchen coliseum, but in this kitchen the kids are in charge and the parents are the taste-testers. Additionally, marblemedia will be releasing digital media components, produced in-house by marblemedia Interactive, to support the Just Like Mom and Dad series, including a mobile App.

MENAFM

posted 11/17/17

More on "The Four"
Report: DJ Khaled, Diddy, Charlie Walk to Judge Beginning January 4
From the Futon Critic

Grammy(R) Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean "Diddy" Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk have joined the panel of experts on FOX's new singing competition series, THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM. The six-episode event premieres Thursday, Jan. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

"This show is going to disrupt the world of competition television and will revolutionize the format," said Combs. "It took the right show and network to bring me back in the game. We plan on being the best talent show out there, taking it to that next level and making history again. This series is about pure competition, fighting for your survival. Do you want to win? Do you want to be great? We're giving fans a genuine look at what it takes to make it to the top and stay there - surrounding these up-and-coming artists with the best, turning them into the next generation of stars."

"I'm proud to announce that I will be participating in one of the most important, if not the most important events on television and pop culture," said DJ Khaled. "It's a one-of-a-kind experience that will showcase the best of the new generation of musical geniuses. When you come from where I come from, you know just how hard it is to turn your dreams into a reality. It's a long road to the journey of success. I've spent my career discovering amazing talent and working with the biggest icons from every corner of the globe and now I'm bringing my one-of-a-kind approach to FOX. I immediately jumped at the opportunity when I realized FOX shared the same vision as me, and that's to be the best!!! If you think you have what it takes to become the next icon, trust me, DJ Khaled is the one that will let you know. So be prepared for a new era of television. All I know is how to win...more!!! FOX x DJ Khaled...be ready!!!"

"When FOX asked me to be a part of this new series, without hesitation, my answer was... YES!," said Trainor. "I know firsthand what it's like to be thrown into the music industry head first, as an artist and a songwriter. I also know what it takes to hang on for the ride. I'm so humbled to help discover new talent with this amazing panel of experts."

"What lies at the heart of the music business is 'talent,'" said Walk. "Discovering and developing talent remains the most important, consistent driver of my home, Republic Records, and now FOX's THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM. I'm thrilled to be joining this incredible panel of my longtime friends, Sean, Khaled and Meghan, to help make the difference on a platform that's truly committed to identifying and breaking the next generation of superstars. We will guide them, advise them, and be with them every step of the way on their journey, starting on the most transparent stage in television."

"Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan and Charlie are giants in the music space," said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. "They understand what an artist needs to break through - from killer music and style to innovative marketing and social media. This is a show like no other and we can't wait to get started."

THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM begins where the other shows end: With the best. These four top-notch artists, spanning all music genres, will fight each week to defend their coveted seats on the show, as determined newcomers challenge them and try to knock them out of the competition. The singer who is the last standing at the end of the competition will earn the ultimate prize: the panel of industry experts becomes key players on the winner's team. This elite group of starmakers will guide the winner's career to help make him or her a breakout star. To audition for THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM, please visit thefourmusic.com.

As part of the grand prize, the winner will be named an iHeartRadio "On The Verge" artist. iHeartRadio's On The Verge program provides artists with unparalleled national reach through on-air radio exposure, as well as digital and social support across iHeartMedia's powerful range of music and entertainment platforms. FOX also has teamed up with iHeartMedia to support auditions, assist in the search for talent and boost the careers of artists throughout the run of the competition.

Reality TV World
TMZ
TV Line
The Futon Critic

posted 11/17/17


ABC/FremantleMedia North America
2018 Is Going To Be (BLANK)!
ABC Has Dates for "Match Game", "Child Support"
From The Futon Critic

The series premiere of "Child Support," a one-hour studio-based series from Golden Globe(R)- and Emmy(R) Award-winning Ricky Gervais and Banijay Studios North America, will make its debut on FRIDAY, JAN. 5 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Produced by Banijay Studios North America, the primetime series will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funnyman Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids who say the most unpredictable things. Hosted by Fred Savage, contestants are asked to answer 10 questions correctly to earn the top prize. If they answer incorrectly, the contestants have a chance to be saved by the five kids who have been asked the same question by Gervais. Ricky Gervais, David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard and Jeff Krask are executive producers.

"Match Game," produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), returns to primetime on WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3 at 10:00 p.m. EST for Season 3 and will once again be hosted by Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin. "Match Game" is a panel game show that features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank. Baldwin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host in 2017. Executive producers include Alec Baldwin, FMNA's Jennifer Mullin, Scott St. John and Mallory Schwartz.

"We are excited to grow our game show slate with the comedic charm that Ricky Gervais and Fred Savage bring to 'Child Support,'" said Robert Mills, senior vice president, Alternative Series, Specials & Late Night. "When you add Alec Baldwin's quick wit as host of 'Match Game,' you are sure to start your year with a lot of laughs."

The Futon Critic
Deadline

posted 11/16/17

WEDNESDAY: Empire Strikes Back
Fox Wins Demo, CBS Stops Slide
From The Futon Critic

FOX (4.939 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) returned to the top spot on Wednesday with new episodes of "Empire" (6.126 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Star" (3.753 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Second place then went to CBS (7.162 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with originals from "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (8.716 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "SEAL Team" (7.167 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.603 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Next up was NBC (6.635 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and the fall finale of "The Blacklist" (5.863 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) followed by a special "The Voice" (7.664 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and a new "Chicago PD" (6.378 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.845 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) offered up its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (5.616 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Speechless" (4.429 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Modern Family" (5.967 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "American Housewife" (4.894 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Designated Survivor" (4.081 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.421 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "Dynasty" (0.655 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (1.038 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

On cable...
- Paradise Run (Nick): 1.226m
- Iron Chef Showdown (Food): 811k
- Iron Chef: Behind the Battle (Food): 615
- Are You The One (MTV): 508k
- Face Value (BET): 217k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/16/17

"Wheel" Spins Into NYC
Exhibit Opens
From Newsday

“Wheel of Fortune” is taking a spin in New York City.

The popular Hangman-inspired game show starring Pat Sajak and Vanna White is the focus of a new exhibit titled “Wheel of Fortune: 35 Years as America’s Game” at the Paley Center at 25 W. 52nd St. through Dec. 3. On display will be some of White’s favorite gowns, wedges from the wheel and scale models of the set, along with videos featuring some of the show’s most memorable moments. You’ll also spot Sheldon, the ceramic Dalmatian that sold for $154 during the series’ early days when contestants used their winnings to shop for prizes.

While “Wheel” began in 1975 as a daytime show on NBC with Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford, this exhibit is meant as a celebration to the syndicated edition with Sajak and White that has been on a roll since 1984.

“The viewers think of them as friends and one of the most satisfying and heartwarming things to watch is people’s faces when Pat and Vanna enter the studio,” says “Wheel” executive producer Harry Friedman.

And while it costs $250 to buy a vowel on the show, admission to the exhibit, which is open Wednesdays through Sundays, is free. For more info, go to paleycenter.org.

Newsday
Enertainment Weekly

posted 11/16/17

TUESDAY: Splitting Notes
CBS Wins Total, NBC Wins the Demo
From The Futon Critic

NBC (8.018 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (9.893 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "This Is Us" (9.925 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and the finale to "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (4.238 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

The silver then went to CBS (11.015 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and its mainstays "NCIS" (12.944 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Bull" (10.387 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.715 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.514 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (5.644 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.842 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Black-ish" (3.899 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "The Mayor" (2.510 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.595 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.886 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Lethal Weapon" (3.894 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "The Mick" (2.113 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.645 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (2.396 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.550 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) rounded out the night over on The CW (1.973 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

On cable...
- Paradise Run (Nick): 1.324m
- Chopped (Food): 973k
- Bushcraft Build-Off (P/Discovery): 957k
- Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild (TBS): 952k
- The Challenge: Dirty 30 (S/MTV): 837k
- Drop the Mic (TBS): 718k
- Ink Master: Angels (Spike): 411k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/14/17

Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "I'm Too Sexy"

  • Blake Shelton is named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2017 (Reality TV World)
     

  • Alex Trebek will receive this Canadian honor on Friday...  (The Sudbury Star)
     

  • Bradley Walsh... Detective... Future companion... Quiz show host... Best new artist of 2017? (Music Week)
     

  • FIRST LOOK: The Weakest Link Children in Need (Digital Spy)
     

  • SERIOUSLY, WHY THE BLEEP IS THIS NEWS?!: Corrine Olympios went from single to dating to engaged (Reality TV World)
     

  • Wayne Brady lists it (Los Angeles Times)
     

  • "TWiTCH" Boss & Alison Holker ... Disney wedding (Broadway World)

posted 11/15/17

CW Renews "Whose Line", "Fool Us"
Both Will Return in 2018
From The Futon Critic

The CW Network has ordered new seasons of the hit magic series PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and MASTERS OF ILLUSION. Fixtures of The CW's original summer programming strategy, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and MASTERS OF ILLUSION will join never-before-seen original episodes of the improv comedy WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? in Summer 2018. Premiere dates and times will be announced later.

PENN & TELLER: FOOL US is a one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller. On each episode of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn & Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic.

PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, hosted by actress Alyson Hannigan ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "How I Met Your Mother"), is created and executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden, and Andrew Golder in association with 117 PRODUCTIONS and September Films (part of DCD Media).

Based on the wildly successful U.K. format, which also spawned a previous incarnation in the U.S. that ran for eight seasons on ABC, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? is executive produced by Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. Created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? is from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions.

The Futon Critic

posted 11/14/17

SYNDIES: Week 8
Results for the Week Ending October 5
From TV Newscheck

The first full week of the sweep was a big one for newcomer Page Six TV, which hit a new series high and narrowed the gap on rookie leader Daily Mail TV in the session ending Nov. 5.

Despite being preempted by Games 6 and 7 of the World Series in numerous large markets, Page Six jumped 14% from the week before to a 0.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, its best rating yet, while Daily Mail eased 9% from its series high the week before to a 1.0.

Among women 25-54 Page Six grew 25% to a 0.5, which tied Daily Mail for first place in the key demo.

Further back among the freshmen, Funny You Should Ask remained at a 0.5 in households and a 0.2 in the demo, while Pickler & Ben was unchanged at a 0.3 in households but dropped to a 0.1 among women 25-54.

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.

GAME SHOWS
1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.3 -3%
2. Jeopardy (CTD) 6.0 -3%
3. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.9 -2%
4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.6 -6%
5. Funny You Should Ask (Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC

TV Newscheck
B&C

posted 11/14/17

MONDAY: Dancing with a Final
ABC Takes the Win Outright
From The Futon Critic

ABC (10.257 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) snagged the top spot on Monday thanks to new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (10.135 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and "The Good Doctor" (10.502 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1).

NBC (8.029 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then had to settle for second with originals from "The Voice" (9.488 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "The Brave" (5.112 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Next up was FOX (3.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with fresh installments from "Lucifer" (3.613 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "The Gifted" (2.967 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its revised lineup of "Kevin Can Wait" (6.135 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Man with a Plan" (5.367 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Superior Donuts" (4.962 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "9JKL" (4.349 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Scorpion" (4.693 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, closing out the night were "Supergirl" (1.862 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Valor" (0.976 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.419 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

On cable...
- Holiday Baking Championship (Food): 1.330m
- Paradise Run (SP/Nick): 1.325m
- Scared Famous (VH1): 1.024m
- Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food): 1.113m

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/14/17

WEEKEND: Football
NBC Wins Sunday, Shark Tank Builds
From the Futon Critic

NBC (14.208 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) was the top broadcaster on Sunday thanks to its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (6.475 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T5), "Football Night in America #2" (9.261 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.548 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.329 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #3).

Second place then went to FOX (6.153 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (15.178 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2), "The OT" (8.432 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T5), "The Simpsons" (4.761 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7), "Ghosted" (3.280 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "Family Guy" (3.089 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.176 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was CBS (8.040 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (11.030 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (6.789 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.733 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Madam Secretary" (6.608 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17).

And finally, new episodes of "The Toy Box" (2.341 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #18), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.217 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "Shark Tank" (4.240 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and a second "Shark Tank" (3.630 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15) rounded out the night on ABC (3.856 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

On cable...
- Guy's Grocery Games (Food): 1.095m
- Guy's Big Project (Food): 778k

Forty-eight hours earlier, CBS (8.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its mix of "MacGyver" (7.297 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.099 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Blue Bloods" (9.793 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

NBC (4.525 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "Blindspot" (3.350 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Dateline NBC" (5.113 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.223 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments from "Hell's Kitchen" (3.134 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "The Exorcist" (1.312 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.184 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a new "Once Upon a Time" (2.413 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), the season finale of "Marvel's Inhumans" (1.953 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (2.188 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.707 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.712 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (0.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

The Futon Critic
The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/13/17

Fox Crowns "King of Mask Singer"
American Version of Korean Contest Goes into Development
From Deadline

Fox is developing a remake of Asian singing competition The Masked Singer – its latest shiny-floor entertainment format.

Deadline reports that the network is developing and casting a U.S version of the format with Smart Dog Media, the production company run by former NBC reality chief Craig Plestis, who has produced long-running game show Minute to Win It with Guy Fieri and Syfy’s Robot Combat League.

The Masked Singer is a celebrity singing gameshow with a twist: Contestants wear elaborate masks and costumes to conceal their identity.

The show sees celebrities, including actors, musicians and comedians, face off head-to-head in a series of singing competitions. As they sing, a panel of judges and viewers are guessing who is behind the mask as they vote for the winner. As contestants are eliminated, their true identities are revealed and they are unmasked on stage. The battles rage on until there is only one masked singer left standing.

The format originally aired in Korea via Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and has been remade for China’s Jiangsu Television, Thailand’s Workpoint TV and Vietnam’s HTV7.

Paradigm Talent Agency, which represents Plestis and Smart Dog Media, brokered the format deal.

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posted 11/14/17

Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "So You Want to Play Paley"

  • "Wheel of Fortune" has its panel at Paley tomorrow. Here's how to get tickets (WABC New York)
     

  • Jim Davidson reveals secret feud with Sir Brucie (Yahoo!)
     

  • Rachel Lindsay, Bryan Abbasolo take the "next big step" in their relationship (Blasting News)
     

  • WHY THE BLEEP IS THIS NEWS?!: Corinne Olympios has a new piece (Reality TV World)
     

  • Jordin Sparks married... AND pregnant! (People)
     

  • "The Running Man" at 30 (Syfy Wire)
     

  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Jamie Foxx (Broadway World)

posted 11/14/17

Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions Class of 2017: And Then There Were Nine
Champ vs. Champ Action Continues This Week
From TV Line

Fifteen of Jeopardy‘s boldest, brightest and most viral contestants from the past two seasons will convene Nov. 6 for the long-awaited Tournament of Champions.

The two-week event will conclude on Nov. 16 and 17, with $250,000 going to the winner. (Second place nabs $100,000, while third place goes home with a respectable $50,000.) The contestants are made up of the 11 players who won the most games since the last Tournament of Champions was held in 2015. Additionally, two College Championship winners and two Teachers Tournament winners will also compete.

Let’s begin with the latest contestant to capture America’s hearts/Twitter accounts: New York City native Austin Rogers. With a grand total of $411,000 in prizes won over 12 games — his streak came to an end earlier this month — the quirky player has collected more money playing Jeopardy than any of his competitors. But will he be able to sustain that momentum?

The other eight contestants competing in the semifinals:
* Andrew Pau from Amherst, Ohio. (Won six games, totaling $170,202.)
* Buzzy Cohen from Los Angeles, Calif. (Won nine games, totaling $164,603.)
* Lisa Schlit from Berwyn, Pa. (Won six games, totaling $139,100.)
* Pranjal Vachaspati from Urbana, Ill. (Won six games, totaling $137,088.)
* Alan Lin from Riverside, Calif. (Won six games, totaling $123,600.)
* Tim Aten from Vermilion, Ohio. (Won seven games, totaling $107,499.)
* Lilly Chin from Decatur, Ga. (Won the College Championship, earning $100,000.)
* Jason Sterlacci from Somerset, N.J. (Won the Teachers Tournament, earning $100,000.)

When tuning in today, fans may notice that Alex Trebek and the contestants are all wearing dark blue ribbons. Along with the rest of the Jeopardy! staff, they do so in honor of six-time Jeopardy! winner Cindy Stowell, who would have qualified for this year’s Tournament of Champions but lost her battle with colon cancer on December 5, 2016.

Jeopardy! also made a $10,000 donation to the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) in Cindy’s name.

TV Line
J!Buzz
KABC Los Angeles
The Ringer

posted 11/13/17

America Votes Early
"American Idol" to Kick Off Voting During the AMAs... November 19
From the Futon Critic

In anticipation of the debut of "American Idol" at its new home on ABC, America will have the chance to vote an Idol hopeful through to Hollywood ahead of the season premiere. It all kicks off, live, during the "2017 American Music Awards" on SUNDAY, NOV. 19 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST). The news was announced today on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Idol's all-star panel of judges including Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, have traveled the country in search of America's next superstar. For some lucky auditionees who nearly made the cut, the journey isn't over. Bryan, Perry and Richie will select singers to re-audition for a second chance at the competition. Their audition videos will be broadcast live during the "2017 American Music Awards," and viewers will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite singer by visiting www.americanidol.com/vote. The singer who receives the most votes will receive a Golden Ticket to Hollywood and will be revealed by Lionel Richie, live, during a special appearance on "Dancing with the Stars," Monday, Nov. 20.

"American Idol" is set to premiere on Sunday, Mar. 11, on The ABC Television Network. Emmy(R)-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved music competition series.

The Futon Critic
Broadway World
The Futon Critic
Reality TV World

posted 11/13/17

"Great American Baking Show" Returns Next Month
Paul Hollywood Joins New Hosts Ayesha Curry & Spice Adams
From Broadway World

Back for a third season on The ABC Television Network, THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, based on the hit U.K. series "The Great British Bake Off," premieres on THURSDAY, DEC. 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), for a special three-week run where bakers from around the country put their best recipes forward as they compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations all hoping to be named "America's Best Amateur Baker."

Television personality and author of six best-selling cookbooks, Paul Hollywood, ("The Great British Bake Off") joins James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author Johnny Iuzzini as judges, where each week they will taste decadent and delicious treats alongside show hosts Ayesha Curry, New York Times best-selling cookbook author and television personality, and Anthony "Spice" Adams, former NFL star and media personality.

Broadway World

posted 11/13/17

More on "MasterChef Latino"
Judges Named Ahead of Telemundo's Take on the Franchise
From Broadway World

Telemundo has announced that chefs Benito Molina, Claudia Sandoval and Ennio Carota are the three judges of the first season of MASTERCHEF LATINO, a format that comes to U.S. Hispanic television for the first time in 2018. In this culinary competition hosted by Mexican TV star Aracely Arámbula, the trio of cooking experts will have to choose one among a group of cooking amateurs as the nation's first MasterChef Latino.

Born in Mexico City, Chef Benito Molina has worked in renowned restaurants in Europe, Latin America and the United States, in addition to receiving prestigious culinary awards and being recognized as one of Mexico's best chefs. Currently, he owns Manzanilla, the first Mexican restaurant in Baja California where everything on its menu is cooked in firewood.

Chef Claudia Sandoval, winner of the sixth season of MasterChef U.S., now joins the first season of MasterChef Latino. Born and raised in San Diego, California, to a family originally from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Claudia grew up with her mother and grandmother, who taught her how to cook since she was a little girl. After winning the coveted title of MasterChef, she began a successful culinary consulting and catering company under the name "Claudia's Kitchen," in addition to working with important brands and publishing the bestseller "Claudia's Kitchen: A Taste of Mexico" in 2016. Her culinary style is a modern take on Mexican coastal cuisine.

Chef Ennio Carota is one of the most beloved and well-known Italian exponents of his country's cuisine. He has traveled the world as chef, entrepreneur and TV host. Considered a perfectionist and a tireless seeker of quality and simplicity, Ennio was a judge in three seasons of MasterChef and MasterChef Junior in Chile. Born in Torino, Italy, cooking has given him the opportunity to travel the world and know the diverse cuisines of Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Latin America and Europe. After working at famous restaurants in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, he launched an Italian restaurant in Santiago, Chile, where he currently resides.

Viewers can find more about MasterChef Latino through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @MCLatinoTV.

Broadway World

posted 11/13/17

Monday Lightning Round
... or "Say Hi to G for Us"

  • Chris Hardwick to perform at the College of New Jersey (TCNJ Signal)
     

  • Is HQ the beginning of a new genre of game show? (Touch Arcade)
     

  • Emily Maynard welcomes baby #4 (Reality TV World)
     

  • Gwen Stefani gets her own Christmas special (The Futon Critic)
     

  • Australian Ninja Warrior: a look behind the course (Newshub)
     

  • Bradley Walsh can dish it out... can he take it? (Digital Spy)
     

  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Jennifer Mullin (MCN)

posted 11/13/17

Tony Rock to Revoke Your "Black Card"
New Game Show from BET to Drop January
From MCN

BET has greenlit a new game show series, Black Card Revoked, to premiere in January, the network said Thursday.

The show, based on the party game of the same name, will debut Jan. 10, according to network officials.
Comedian Tony Rock will host the series, which will test players’ knowledge of the nuances of the African American perspective - from pop culture milestones and entertainment moments to historical facts and politics.

The original creators of the popular party game, Latesha Williams and Jay Bobo, will serve as co-executive producers. David A. Hurwitz, will also serve as executive producer for Alternative Productions, Inc. under his Bill’s Market & Television Productions banner, according to BET.

Black Card Revoked follows on the heels of the September debut of BET's game show series Face Value, hosted by Deon Cole.

MCN
Deadline
The Source

posted 11/10/17


Discovery Channel
Back on the Street... Back in the Game
"Cash Cab" Returns to Discovery December 4
From The Futon Critic

Comedian Ben Bailey and his cab are back on duty this winter! Returning to the infamous streets of New York City, Bailey's cab takes unsuspecting passengers on the ride of their life. The Emmy-Award(R) winning series, CASH CAB returns to Discovery Channel on Monday, December 4 at 10pm ET/PT.

Iconic director, comedian David Steinberg (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, INSIDE COMEDY, SEINFELD, and MAD ABOUT YOU) joins the project with All3Media's Lion USA to revamp the series as executive producers, with Robyn Todd as co-executive producer. Bailey will also serve as Executive Producer along with the series original ep's Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn from Lion USA. The series will also be available on Discovery Go and Discovery on Demand.

Dodging New York City traffic, Bailey's lucky passengers will take on classic CASH CAB trivia en route to their destination. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. Some unwitting passengers will even be joined by a guest celebrity who help the passengers rack up the cash. The celebrity line-up this season includes Matthew Perry, Brooke Shields (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT), Scott Bakula (NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, BASMATI BLUES), Gilbert Gottfried (GILBERT, GILBERT GOTTFRIED'S AMAZING COLOSSAL PODCAST), Dave Foley, Jeff Garlin (THE GOLDBERGS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, HANDSOME: A NETFLIX MYSTERY MOVIE) and Susie Essman (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THOSE WHO CAN'T, and BROAD CITY). If the riders and celebrities get three questions wrong, though, they're out on the street. The upcoming season is full of surprises and detours that help unsuspecting passengers score big rewards.

CASH CAB is produced for Discovery Channel by Lion USA and Norton Productions. For Lion USA, Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn are executive producers. For Norton Productions, Robyn Todd is co-executive producer. For Discovery, John Slaughter is executive producer.

The Futon Critic
Deadline
B&C
Orlando Sentinel
Broadway World
Pop Culture

posted 11/10/17

That's One For "Flinch"-ing
Report: Netflix Orders Stunt Show That's "Jackass Meets Wipeout"
From Deadline

Netflix has ordered a Jackass-meets-Wipeout-style game show from Sony Pictures Television-backed British producer Stellify Media.

The SVOD service has commissioned a multi-part run of entertainment format Flinch (w/t) from the non-scripted firm.

The show, which was known as Chicken during development, sees a number of brave and crazy contestants attempt to withstand pain and discomfort in a series of hilarious games designed to make them scared. Three celebrity hosts bet on which contestant can withstand the most pain, and the losing host faces the same fate in their very own game of chicken.

It was commissioned by Nat Grouille, Netflix’s senior manager of unscripted content, and is set to go into full production shortly.

It is one of the biggest non-scripted entertainment formats from the streaming firm since launching the Sylvester Stallone-exec produced competition reality series Ultimate Beastmaster, which was picked up for a second, 10-part run earlier this week.

It is a major win for Stellify Media, which was established by Secret Fortune creators Kieran Doherty and Matt Worthy in 2014 with backing from the Hollywood studio. The company made BBC1 primetime Saturday night physical game show Can’t Touch This (pictured), which was piloted by Fox in the U.S., and co-produced Channel 5’s remake of classic dating format Blind Date. It currently is adapting Spanish street-based game show Don’t Say It, Bring It for BBC Worldwide-backed broadcaster UKTV.

Deadline

posted 11/10/17

Season 10 of WNO Heads Back to NYC
Catch It on MTV November 30
From the Futon Critic

MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" will premiere its momentous tenth season from its new home in Brooklyn with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, November 30 at 11PM ET/PT. This season's star-studded roster includes 21 Savage, Fabolous, Desiigner, Wyclef, Keyshia Cole, Gary Owen, Sara Sampaio, Kyle, A Boogie, Michael Blackson, PnB Rock, MGK, Tee Grizzley, Ayo & Teo, Sky, Quincy, Christian, Justin Combs, Pete Davidson and many more.

Each episode puts the red & black teams, comprised of returning and new cast members, against each other in some of the most hilarious, entertaining and outrageous games seen on television. Nick Cannon will lead his red team against a celebrity-guest led black team as the two teams try to best each other in ridiculous comic throw downs. These games escalate with each act, all gearing up toward the "Wildstyle battle" to decide who takes home the coveted WNO battle belt.

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/10/17

THURSDAY: Football Makes the Move
NBC's First TNF Give It The WIN
From the Futon Critic

NBC (8.685 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) staked claim to the top spot on Thursday with the debut of its "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.913 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Thursday Night Football" (8.840 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) coverage.

CBS (9.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.581 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "Young Sheldon" (12.312 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Mom" (8.793 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), "Life in Pieces" (6.577 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "SWAT" (6.582 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.621 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its 300th episode of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.132 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) followed by "Scandal" (5.004 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.727 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.174 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals from "Gotham" (2.693 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "The Orville" (3.655 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And The CW (1.534 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) likewise rounded out the night with "Supernatural" (1.743 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Arrow" (1.325 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

On cable...
- Project Runway (Lifetime): 1.668m
- Beat Bobby Flay (Food): 889k
- Chopped (Food): 841k
- Nick Cannon Presents Wild'n Out )S/MTV): 360k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/10/17

CITV Gets Into Spy Game
Network Commissions "Spy School"
From C21 Media

CITV, the children’s channel of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has commissioned an entertainment gameshow about the world of spies.

Spy School (14×30′) will see young contestants’ problem-solving and physical skills put to the test as they train to become “top-secret spy agents.”

The show will be filmed in London and is due to air in 2018. It comes from Zodiak Kids Studios (ZKS), which owns the worldwide distribution rights to the format and series. ZKS is also behind the CITV show Scrambled, currently in its fifth season and with four specials in the pipeline.

Spy School is directed by Matt Holt and Gary Brooks, with executive producers Steven Andrew and Joe Shaw and series producer Ben Spiteri.

“Spy School embodies all the fun, adventure and cheekiness of CITV at its best and we’re pleased to be adding this to the channel’s live-action slate,” said Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels and acquisitions at ITV.

C21 Media

posted 11/10/17

Happy Friday Lightning Round
... or "This Weekend, We Remember Lest We Forget"

  • Mike Fleiss hints that "The Bachelor Winter Games" will have an international flair (Reality TV World)
     

  • So why did Anne Robinson leave "Weakest Link"? We're not going to say "Grandchildren", but.... grandchildren (Scottish Daily Record)
     

  • Vegas slots take a cue from game shows (Casinopedia)
     

  • Anthony Anderson returns to NAACP Image Awards (The Futon Critic)
     

  • Julianne Hough, Nick Lachey kick off the holidays on ABC November 30 (Broadway World)
     

  • World of Wonder (they of the RuPaul's Drag Race) will launch their own streamer (The Wrap)
     

  • Wheel, Jeopardy! drop on Xbox One, PS4 (Games Industry)
     

  • PROGRAMMING NOTE: Bushcraft Build-Off moved up to November 15 ()The Futon Critic

posted 11/10/17

WEDNESDAY: Country's Biggest Night
ABC Wins Outright
From the Futon Critic

ABC (14.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) rose to the top spot on Wednesday thanks to "The 51st Annual CMA Awards" (14.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

FOX (4.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then had to settle for the silver with new episodes from "Empire" (5.409 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Star" (3.785 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (6.457 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.728 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "SEAL Team" (6.169 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Criminal Minds" (5.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.006 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up originals from "The Blacklist" (4.988 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.893 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Chicago PD" (5.137 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments from "Riverdale" (1.490 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.722 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) rounded out the night for The CW (1.106 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

On cable...
- Iron Chef Showdown (P/Food): 750k
- Iron Chef Showdown (S/Food): 684k
- Iron Chef Showdown: Behind the Battle (P/Food): 586k
- Are You The One (MTV): 441k
- Divided (GSN): 300k
- The Ultimate Fighter (FS1): 239k
- Face Value (BET): 196k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/9/17

The Beast is Unleashed... Again
"Ultimate Beastmaster" Returns to Netflix December 15
From The Futon Critic

Ultimate Beastmaster returns for season 2 to wake the animal in YOU. Six countries. Over 100 competitors. Competing for more than just a title...

Ultimate Beastmaster launches globally on Netflix Friday, December 15.

MEET THE HOSTS

For each localized version in Spain, France, Italy, China, India, US, Mexico, Brazil and South Korea local celebrity hosts and popular athletes will provide commentary throughout the competition. The hosts for each country include the following:

New Hosts:
- U.S.: Tiki Barber (Former NFL Player and Sports Commentator) and Chris DiStefano (Comedian)
- Spain: Paula Vazquez (TV host) and Saul Craviotto (Police Officer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
- France: Gilles Marini (Actor) and Sandy Heribert (Sports Journalist)
- Italy: Francesco Facchinetti aka DJ Francesco (Italian DJ, producer, singer and TV presenter) and Bianca Balti (supermodel)
- China: Bin Gu (TV Personality) and Du Qin Yi (Host, Actress, Singer)
- India: Vidyut Jamwal (Actor and Trained Martial Artist) and Sarah Jane Dias (Actress and TV host)

Returning Hosts:
- Brazil: Anderson Silva (Former UFC Middleweight Champion), Rafinha Bastos (Comedian, Journalist and TV Personality)
- South Korea: Seo Kyung Suk (Actor, Comedian and TV Host), Park Kyeong Rim (Actress, Comedian and TV Host)
- Mexico: Ines Sainz (Journalist, Sportscaster & TV Host), Luis Ernesto Franco (Actor and Producer)

Ultimate Beastmaster is a 10-episode event series that features over 100 competitors from six countries. Those countries include: Spain, France, Italy, China, India and the U.S.. This season will also include hosts from South Korea, Mexico and Brazil who will be adding commentary on the competition culminating in nine customized local versions of the series.

Each episode competitors will take their shot at running one of the most physically demanding obstacle courses ever devised, "The Beast." At the end of each episode, a 'Beastmaster' will be crowned and in the final episode of the season, the nine individual winners from each episode will compete against each other for the chance for one contestant to become the Ultimate Beastmaster. Dave Broome, Sylvester Stallone, Yong Yam and Kevin-King-Templeton serve as executive producers on the series. Ultimate Beastmaster is produced by 25/7 Productions and Dave Broome for Netflix.

The Futon Critic

posted 11/8/17

TUESDAY: Another Day, Another Split
NBC, CBS Claim Victory
From The Futon Critic

Absent the World Series, NBC (7.746 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was back on top Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (9.374 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "This Is Us" (9.775 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (4.091 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

CBS (11.029 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "NCIS" (13.302 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Bull" (10.675 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.111 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.590 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (5.589 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.687 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Black-ish" (3.748 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "The Mayor" (2.688 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.913 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.915 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (4.007 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "The Mick" (2.104 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.544 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (2.311 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.537 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) on The CW (1.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the night.

On cable...
- Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild (TBS): 979k
- Chopped: Alton's Challenge (Food): 781k
- The Challenge: Dirty 30 (MTV): 719k
- Drop the Mic (TBS): 700k
- Ink Master: Angels (Spike): 348k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/8/17

SYNDIES: Week 7
Results for the Week Ending October 29
From TV Newscheck

The session ending Oct. 29 was especially important as it included the first two weekdays of the crucial November sweep, and several daytime shows got off to a flying start.

The standout among the closely watched newcomers was Daily Mail TV, which jumped 10% to a new series high 1.1 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and led all new first-run entries for a sixth straight week.

Mail delivered a 22% improvement from its September premiere week to its highest rating ever and ranked as the 23rd highest first-run strip in syndication, tied with Doctor Oz.

The second-highest newcomer, Page Six TV, did well to maintain its 0.7 despite being very heavily preempted by the first three World Series games. Further back, Funny You Should Ask rebounded 25% to a 0.5, while Pickler & Ben was unchanged at a 0.3.

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.

GAME SHOWS
1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.5 +2%
2. Jeopardy (CTD) 6.2 +2%
3. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.0* +2%
4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.7 NC
5. Funny You Should Ask (Entertainment Studios) 0.5 +25%

TV Newscheck
B&C
Screener

posted 11/8/17

Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "Ya No Puede Terminar"

  • Derek Hough stops by "The Real" to dance "the Cucaracha". In other news, there's a dance called the Cucaracha (Broadway World)
     

  • Kaitlyn Bristowe saying yes to the dress? (People)
     

  • Tom Bergeron says something about Witney Carson being out of control... and here comes the Internet (The Wrap)
     

  • Simon Cowell is making a new music show "soon" (Digital Spy)
     

  • ICYMI: Yes. That happened. On the Price Is Right (AV Club)
     

  • Adam Levine reveals the gender of his new baby (Reality TV World)

posted 11/8/17

MONDAY: A Dead Heat Scramble
Dancing, The Voice Battle for First
From The Futon Critic

NBC (8.031 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to originals from "The Voice" (9.437 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "The Brave" (5.220 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

The silver then went to ABC (8.589 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (9.885 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and the special "Living Every Day: Luke Bryan" (5.996 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.542 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with fresh installments from "Lucifer" (3.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "The Gifted" (3.413 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.352 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its mix of "Kevin Can Wait" (6.275 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (5.877 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), a new "Superior Donuts" (5.358 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), the relocated "9JKL" (4.381 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Scorpion" (5.111 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, The CW (1.518 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night with "Supergirl" (1.864 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Valor" (1.172 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

On cable...
- Holiday Baking Championship (SP/Food): 1.332m
- Christmas Cookie Challenge (P/Food): 1.033m
- Scared Famous (VH1): 1.012m

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/7/17

WEEKEND: Tied Up
CBS, NBC Take the Demo, CBS Wins Total, Hell's Kitchen Still High
From The Futon Critic

CBS (8.250 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Friday with its dramas "MacGyver" (7.158 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.506 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (9.089 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

NBC (4.754 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with "Blindspot" (3.463 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Dateline NBC" (5.399 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

Next up was FOX (2.317 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.095 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "The Exorcist" (1.539 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.298 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "Once Upon a Time" (2.357 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Marvel's Inhumans" (1.985 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (2.552 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.723 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.696 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) closed out the night on The CW (0.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Meanwhile, NBC (11.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was back on top last night with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.333 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.482 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (11.640 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #T2) and "Sunday Night Football" (11.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #T2).

The silver then went to CBS (10.894 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (20.613 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1), "60 Minutes" (14.463 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (7.978 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.792 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "Madam Secretary" (6.075 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T17).

Next up was FOX (2.984 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat of "The Simpsons" (4.463 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (3.803 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "The Simpsons" (2.944 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "Ghosted" (2.455 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.298 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.939 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16).

And finally, new episodes of "The Toy Box" (2.429 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #19), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.434 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13), "Shark Tank" (4.011 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and another "Shark Tank" (3.326 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T17) rounded out the night on ABC (3.550 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

On cable...
- Guy's Grocery Games (Food): 1.037m
- Guy's Big Project (P/Food): 769k

The Futon Critic
The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/7/17

Alan Carr Takes on "The Price Is Right UK"
Catch It on C4 Christmas
From Digital Spy

Channel 4 is bringing back The Price Is Right this Christmas – with Alan Carr as host.

As first reported earlier this year, the world's longest running gameshow will return to Channel 4 this yuletide season with the Chatty Man host and comedian at the helm.

Said to be chock-full of those iconic 'Come on down!' moments, the new series will also be "packed with amazing prizes and hysterical pricing games" and "is set to be a classic Christmas entertainment extravaganza".

Digital Spy
Radio Times

posted 11/6/17


Games Gone By: The Joker's Wild (1990)
New Season... New Games!
From GSNN's Chris Wolvie

Everyone was abuzz over Snoop Dogg's revamp of the old Barry & Enright game show "The Joker's Wild". But what if I told you bringing TJW back from the dead was tired once before...and completely butchered the gameplay? Chris Wolvie starts a LONG line of "ruined" remakes in this "Gmes Gone By..." he WISHES were a joke!

GSNN: Games Gone By

posted 11/6/17

Monday Lightning Round
... or "Two-a-Days"

  • No way is Bradley Walsh giving up "The Chase" for the TARDIS (Digital Spy)
     

  • Jimmy Pardo is "Playing Games" in a new podcast (LA Weekly)
     

  • Larry Emdur sells his Sydney bungalow (News.com.au)
     

  • LIST ABUSE: 7 Jeopardy! categories that slip EVERYONE up (Reader's Digest)
     

  • Anne Robinson blames America for her divorce (Huffington Post)

posted 11/6/17

THURSDAY: No Football, No Problem
CBS Wins on First Post-TNF Thursday
From the Futon Critic

CBS (9.945 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to a relocated "The Big Bang Theory" (14.133 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by the formal premieres of "Young Sheldon" (13.290 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Mom" (9.605 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Life in Pieces" (7.697 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "SWAT" (7.473 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

Second place then went to ABC (5.297 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.342 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Scandal" (4.928 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.623 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

Next up was NBC (4.405 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its fall finales to "Superstore" (3.511 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "The Good Place" (3.039 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Will & Grace" (5.596 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Good News" (2.726 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and "Chicago Fire" (5.778 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals to "Gotham" (2.716 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "The Orville" (3.764 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.585 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night with "Supernatural" (1.819 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and "Arrow" (1.352 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

On cable...
- Project Runway (Lifetime): 1.812m
- Chopped (Food): 818k
- Beat Bobby Flay (Food): 814k
- Nick Cannon Presents Wild'n Out (S/MTV): 402k
- American Beauty Star (Lifetime): 387k
- Divided (GSN): 246k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/3/17

GSN in a Sling
Network Now Available for Cord Cutters
From Lexology

Starting today Sling TV is offering the Game Show Network free for all Sling TV subscribers. Typically the Game Show Network is found in the Comedy Extra add-on for $5 a month, but right now it is part of both the Sling TV Blue and Sling TV Orange packages. (At this time Sling TV says there is no announced end date for this free preview.)

This will give Sling TV subscribers access to new and classic game shows including “Cash Cab,” “Catch 21,” “Match Game,” “Wheel of Fortune,” and “The Newlywed Game.”

After the free trial ends, you will have to subscribe to the Comedy Extra package to get the Game Show Network. In the Comedy Extra package, you will find TV Land, MTV, Spike, True TV, and more.

Sling TV has also updated their device deals to include a free 2017 Roku Express, $50 off a 2017 Roku Ultra, and $80 off an Air TV player and antenna adapter bundle if you sign up and prepay for Sling TV.

Cord Cutters News

posted 11/3/17

British High Court Rules on Format
Television Formats Do Not Qualify for Copyright Protection
From Lexology

The High Court decided on 19 October 2017 that a particular television format document did not qualify for copyright protection as a dramatic work as its contents were unclear and lacking in specifics. Copyright protection has been notoriously difficult to obtain in respect of TV formats and the case contains useful guidance on the way television formats should be recorded or expressed in order to stand a chance of being protected by copyright as dramatic works. The High Court also considered that the TV format document was too vague and insufficiently developed to be protected as confidential information (Banner Universal Motion Pictures Limited v Endemol Shine Group Limited & others).

Lexology

posted 11/3/17

Happy Friday Lightning Round
... or "Bachelor Baby"

  • Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici get set for baby #2 (Reality TV World)
     

  • VIDEO WALL: So this happened on "Family Feud" (Yahoo!)
     

  • Behind Nikki Bella's engagement with John Cena (Reality TV World)

posted 11/3/17

WEDNESDAY: Houston, We Have A Champion
Game 7 Lifts Fox to Midweek Win
From the Futon Critifc

Coverage of the concluding "World Series, Game 7" (25.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1) not surprising put FOX (25.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1) on top last night.

ABC (4.455 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with originals from "The Goldbergs" (4.929 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Speechless" (3.873 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "Modern Family" (5.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "American Housewife" (4.516 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Designated Survivor" (3.949 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.190 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" (7.528 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) followed by a repeat "SEAL Team" (4.670 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and a second "SEAL Team" (3.371 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a new "The Blacklist" (5.125 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) alongside repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.948 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Chicago PD" (4.001 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (1.578 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Dynasty" (0.764 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.171 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) finished out the night.

On cable..
- Best Baker in America (SF/Food): 977k
- Are You the One (MTV): 447k
- Face Value (BET): 245k
- The Ultimate Fighter (FS1): 195k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/2/17

TUESDAY: One More Game... for All the Marbles
Fox Wins on Thriller of a World Series
From the Futon Critifc

FOX (18.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) claimed the top spot on Halloween with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 6" (18.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1).

NBC (6.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a distant second with its "The Voice" (6.182 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) recap and originals from "This Is Us" (8.318 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (3.598 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Next up was CBS (10.125 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (11.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Bull" (9.620 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.843 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.311 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up new episodes from "The Middle" (5.002 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.542 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Black-ish" (3.587 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "The Mayor" (2.373 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.681 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.987 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.427 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (1.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

On cable..
- Forged in Fire (History): 1.304m
- Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild (TBS): 851k
- Chopped: Alton's Challenge (Food): 700k
- The Challenge: Dirty 30 (MTV): 636k
- Drop the Mic (TBS): 634k
- Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (CMT): 224k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 11/2/17

Thursday Lightning Round
... or "House Way?"

  • Why anyone would want Blac Chyna for "Celebrity Big Brother" is beyond us (IOL)
     

  • Are you a kid in the Philippines who wants to be on a game show or talent competition? Get a permit in 2018 (Inquirer.net)
     

  • John O'Hurley hosts "High School Quiz Show" for Rhode Island PBS (Providence Journal)
     

  • Carol Vorderman apparently not allowed back in the "Countdown" studio (Metro)
     

  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Pat Sajak (Fox News) and Peter Marshall (Fox News)

posted 11/2/17

New Year's Arie
"The Bachelor" Premieres January 1
From the Futon Critic

Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie's future wife, but he hasn't been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America's heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love, starring in the 22nd season of ABC's hit romance reality series "The Bachelor," premiering MONDAY, JANUARY 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

During its 21st season, ABC's "The Bachelor" ranked as the No. 1 TV show on Monday night among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, beating out competition including NBC's "The Apprentice" and "The Voice." In fact, for the entire 2016-17 season, the veteran ABC unscripted show finished among TV's Top Five broadcast series with Adults 18-49 and was the No. 1 unscripted show. "The Bachelor" was up year to year in Adults 18-34 to a four-year high and among Adults 18-49 to a three-year high. The pop culture phenomenon was ABC's No. 1 most social series of the season with nearly six million total interactions across Facebook and Twitter.

After a tearful exit on Emily's season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," Arie has stepped away from the spotlight and focused on his new career in real estate, which has brought him tremendous success. Even though he has been gone from Bachelor Nation, America hasn't forgotten Arie's rugged good looks and charm. After mending his broken heart, Arie is finally ready to start his own journey for love

The Futon Critic
Reality TV World

posted 11/1/17

TUESDAY: One More Game... for All the Marbles
Fox Wins on Thriller of a World Series
From the Futon Critifc

FOX (18.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) claimed the top spot on Halloween with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 6" (18.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1).

NBC (6.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a distant second with its "The Voice" (6.182 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) recap and originals from "This Is Us" (8.318 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (3.598 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Next up was CBS (10.125 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (11.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Bull" (9.620 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.843 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.311 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up new episodes from "The Middle" (5.002 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.542 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Black-ish" (3.587 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "The Mayor" (2.373 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.681 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.987 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.427 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (1.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

The Futon Critic

posted 11/1/17

YouTube vs. The Mountain
Competition Ordered for Subscription YouTube Red Service
From Deadline

YouTube has ordered Ultimate Expedition, a 10-episode adventure competition series from Rabbit Films that challenges eight celebrities with no climbing experience to scale Peru’s nearly 20,000-foot Mount Tocllaraju.

Here’s the logline for the series hosted by Rabbit Films USA President and Dudesons ringleader Jukka Hildén that will premiere on YouTube Red next year: Mount Tocllaraju is not the only mountain the cast is trying to conquer. Each climber has a personal challenge they are hoping to summit. Some are chasing dreams, some are redefining themselves, and some are looking for a spiritual awakening. They will experience elation, anger, and even a bit of comedy, on their way to finding joy as they work to overcome personal obstacles. This expedition is a rare opportunity to isolate themselves from the daily stress of the modern world — and prove that nothing is impossible.

“The stakes are high, and the risk is even higher, but everyone has an inner drive and motivation to summit the mountain both physically and metaphorically speaking,” Hildén said. “There are no second chances. You gotta leave it all on the field. Because here, you’re competing against the greatest adversary of them all: yourself. Here is where true heroes are made.”

Deadline
Broadway World

posted 11/1/17

Virtual Zonk
"Let's Make a Deal" to Break Into VR with Digital Content
From The Hollywood Reporter

Since Let's Make a Deal's inception in 1963 the variety game show has transformed its content considerably over the years. And now the Wayne Brady-hosted series is starting to break into virtual reality.

Pegged to Halloween on Tuesday, the show has revealed a series shot in 360-degree 3D video that introduces a way for fans at home to actually step foot inside the studio from the comfort of their homes.

Producer Jersey Feimster told The Hollywood Reporter of the newest addition to the show: "It is a virtual-reality experience as the host of Let's Make a Deal. Viewers can step into Wayne Brady's shoes and get a 3D perspective of being the host of the show."

He added, "this is an opportunity for Let's Make a Deal to use new technology to engage with our home audience. They'll feel like they're stepping right onto the Let's Make a Deal stage without even leaving their home."

Said Brady, "They'll see the costumes and will experience the craziness that the audience can bring first hand."

The longtime CBS show is slated to unveil a total of 15 VR behind-the-scenes experiences that will be introduced throughout the season with the Halloween episode being the first one.

The newest development comes a month after the death of the show's original host Monty Hall.

As for how Brady plans to evolve the series going forward the host quips, "We'll continue Monty's legacy of making people smile and changing lives—with my comedy spin on it, of course. If it ain't broke ..."

The Hollywood Reporter

posted 11/1/17

SYNDIES: Week 6
Results for the Week Ending October 22
From TV Newscheck

The session ending Oct. 22 marked a milestone for Judge Judy, which was the No. 1 court show for the 1,100th consecutive week, or every week for more than 21 years.

Judy was the sole courtroom to move up, pulling a three-week high 6.7 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen, which was nearly triple the rating of Hot Bench, the next-highest gaveler, which is also a Judge Judy creation. In addition, Judy was the No. 1 show in syndication, a distinction it has held nine times in the past 10 weeks.

Rounding out the new shows, Funny You Should Ask fell 20% to a 0.4 national rating, with a 0.2 in the demo.

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.

GAME SHOWS
1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.4 -4%
2. Jeopardy (CTD) 6.1 -5%
3. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.9 NC
4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.7 +6%
5. Funny You Should Ask (Entertainment Studios) 0.4 -20%

TV Newscheck
Screener

posted 11/1/17

Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "Cue the Tweetstorm in 3... 2... 1...."

  • The cover of Snoop Dogg's new record has a familiar theme if you're a fan of Snoop Dogg...(New York Daily News)
     

  • You may have heard Michael Jackson's "Thriller"... but you never heard it done by Postmodern Jukebox... AND WAYNE MOTHERFATHER BRADY! (Entertainment Weekly\)
     

  • Alton Brown brings his science to New Jersey (NJ.com)
     

  • Rose Marie gets her own documentary. And we're supposed to wait for her laugh (The New Yorker)
     

  • Wendy Williams recovering from her Halloween live on-camera fright (The Wrap)
     

  • PROGRAMMING NOTE: CBS & NBC are preempting their lineup tonight for the two most glorious words in the English language... GAME SEVEN (Deadline) and ABC slots the Toy Box finale November 19 (The Futon Critic)
     

  • The Voice: Neon Dreams opens this spring at Hard Rock Las Vegas (Broadway World)
     

  • YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS $#*! UP!: Best. Jeopardy! story. EVER (The Daily Beast)
     

  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Joyce Bulifant and her new book (Palm Springs Life)

posted 11/1/17

MONDAY: Dancing Knocks Out The Voice
ABC Wins Outright
From the Futon Critic

ABC (10.336 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) pulled in front among adults 18-49 on Monday thanks to new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (10.064 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and "The Good Doctor" (10.880 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

NBC (7.851 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "The Voice" (9.430 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "The Brave" (4.694 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.413 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with fresh installments of "Lucifer" (3.333 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "The Gifted" (3.493 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.952 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up its new lineup of "Kevin Can Wait" (6.308 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "9JKL" (5.057 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Superior Donuts" (4.840 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Me, Myself & I" (3.977 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Scorpion" (4.765 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, The CW (1.419 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with originals from "Supergirl" (1.831 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Valor" (1.007 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

On cable...
- Halloween Baking Championship (Food): 1.381m
- Scared Famous (VH1): 1.218m

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 10/31/17

WEEKEND: No "Kitchen", No Problem
Fox Wins on Back of Epic World Series
From the Futon Critic

FOX (20.456 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1) rocketed to the top spot on Sunday thanks to its coverage of "NFL Overrun" (23.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1), "The OT" (20.017 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2) and "World Series, Game 5" (20.002 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.6, #3).

NBC (11.344 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) then got bumped to second place with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (3.978 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (6.220 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (9.856 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.666 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (8.060 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (11.480 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (7.380 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.429 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Madam Secretary" (5.952 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

And finally, a new "The Toy Box" (2.084 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15), a repeat "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (3.478 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), a new "Shark Tank" (3.491 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and a second "Shark Tank" (3.170 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) on ABC (3.055 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) rounded out the evening.

On cable...
- Halloween Wars (SF/Food): 1.373m
- Guy's Grocery Games (Food): 982k

The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 10/31/17

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