Tuesday, November 19, 2019
ON THIS DAY
CBS banned a commercial in 1980 featuring then 15-year-old Brooke Shields, who sat in a suggestive pose in tight Calvin Klein jeans and delivered the line, “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” The ad was so provocative for its time that CBS refused to broadcast it…Celebrity Birthdays:
Talk show host Larry King is 86;
fashion designed Calvin Klein is 77;
“Mom” star Allison Janney is 60;
actress Meg Ryan is 58;
two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster is 57.
Did You Know?
At age 12, Brooke Shields starred as a child prostitute named Violet in 1978 theatrical “Pretty Baby.” Jodie Foster was offered the role, but turned it down because she was currently working with Walt Disney and did not want to get typecast playing underage prostitutes (following “Taxi Driver”). Other candidates considered included (in alphabetical order) Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bo Derek, Laura Dern, Carrie Fisher, Melanie Griffith, Amy Irving, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tatum O’Neal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ally Sheedy.
Live+35 Weekly Ratings: ‘This Is Us’, ‘The Good Doctor’ and ‘American Horror Story: 1984’ Lead Fall 2019 Premiere Week – Click here
Live+7 Day Ratings – Week of October 28, 2019
“This Is Us” on NBC tops all in total viewer and demo gains. Click here
Source: Nielsen Media Research
NEW PROGRAM ANNOUCEMENTS
Fox Stations to Launch Nick Cannon Talk Show
Current “The Masked Singer” host Nick Cannon is stepping into the crowed waters of syndicated talk. Fox Television Stations will serve as the launch group for Cannon’s untitled show, which comes from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury. The show, targeted for fall 2020, will air twice daily on Fox-owned affiliates in some of the country’s biggest markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Debmar-Mercury is the home of long-running daytime talker “The Wendy Williams Show,” which Cannon has guest hosted.
The focus on the series will be on Cannon’s take on the latest in trending pop culture stories and celebrity interviews.
Showtime Orders Comedy Pilot “Big Deal”
Showtime has announced a pilot order for the half-hour comedy series “Big Deal,” starring and executive produced by Emmy nominee Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”) as .a character, inspired by her own past, who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a QVC. Bayer co-created the project with Jeremy Beiler (“Saturday Night Live”), who will also executive produce.
Jessi Klein (“Inside Amy Schumer,” “Black Monday”) will serve as showrunner and executive produce along with Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick,” “Wet Hot American Summer”), who will direct. Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle will also executive produce.
Bravo Announces Two New Docuseries
Bravo, the home of “Real Housewives” franchise, has yet another one on the horizon: “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.” The logline: This new entry takes viewers into an undiscovered world that is about so much more than religion, although the Mormon church is undeniably engrained in the culture. In the majestic mountains of Utah is a hidden social circle made up of successful women who have created their own paradise filled with luxury homes, shopping sprees and multi-million-dollar businesses and brands. With Hollywood’s exclusive Sundance Film Festival in their backyards, these Type-A power-brokers are accustomed to rubbing elbows with A-listers and what party list you are on means everything. s there for each other when they need it most.
Additionally, Bravo has announced “Basically Stassi,” which is described as a “natural extension” of Stassi Schroeder’s guiding principle in life: be proud, be bold, and most of all, be basic! Stassi has a NY Times bestselling book and a wildly successful podcast…and now she’s bringing her love for all things unapologetically basic to a new digital series. In each episode, she and her fiancé Beau casually entertain guests in the living room of Stassi’s apartment. We’ll see Stassi get ready and pick out her #OOTD, and then pour some wine with her guests so she can hold court and preside over the most important topics of conversation, like ranch dressing pairings to the obsession with the perfect (theoretical!) murder.
Throughout each episode, Stassi and guests poke fun at talk show conventions with funny sketch segments like Judge Stassi. So sit back, pour yourself a glass of Pinot Grigio and get basic with Stassi!
SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” Renewed for Season 2
Hour-long daytime talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show” was renewed for a second season by NBCUniversal Television Distribution through the 2020-21 season. The series currently airs in 100 percent of the country on more than 200 stations.
“‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ is connecting with viewers in a unique way and we are so happy to build on that momentum, bringing Kelly’s brand of humor, heart, and, of course, the incredible ‘Kellyoke,’ to stations for a second season,” said Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Television Distribution. “It is a privilege to be in business with Kelly and our production team, led by Alex Duda, who have a clear creative vision and a talent for storytelling and creating quality entertainment that invites you in for a good time and leaves you feeling happy.”
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. Alex Duda is executive producer and showrunner. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are also executive producers. The show is taped in front of a live studio audience on the Universal Studios lot in Universal City, California.
ABC to Air Greatest of All Time “Jeopardy!” Tournament in Early January 2020
James Holzhauer, fresh off his 2019 Tournament of Champions victory on “Jeopardy!”, is soon about to enter another “Jeopardy!” tournament, but this time against two of the game show’s all-time greats: Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
“Jeopardy!” will make its return to ABC prime time for the first time in 30 years (a brief run of “Super Jeopardy!” aired in the summer of 1990). This Greatest-of-All-Time (GOAT) tournament — developed by ABC reality programming chief Rob Mills — consists of a series of two back-to-back games among the three past champions, airing weeknights (8 EST/PST) beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. It will be hosted by Alex Trebek.
The player with the most combined winnings from the two games wins the “match,” and the play continues on successive nights (except Mondays — can’t disrupt “The Bachelor”!) until either Jennings, Rutter or Holzhauer has won three matches; that player will earn $1 million. (The remaining two players each get $250,000). That means the tournament can last as short as three days and as long as seven days. For more, click here
One-Season Wonders: 10 Prematurely Canceled TV Shows That Deserved Better – Click here
Impact Humanity Film and Television Festival Sheds Light on Humanitarian Issues – Click here
2019 College Football Week 12 TV and Announcer Schedule
AFC South foes Houston and Indianapolis meet for their second game of 2019 on “Thursday Night Football” (Fox and NFL Network, Nov. 21 8:15 p.m. ET). Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett led Indianapolis’ 30-23 over Houston on Oct.20 by throwing for 326 yards and four touchdowns. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 308 yards.
The NFC East-leading America’s Team (Dallas Cowboys) goes up against an NFL powerhouse (New England Patriots) in Foxboro, Mass. (Fox, Nov. 24 4:25 p.m. ET). New England has not dropped a game at their Gillette Stadium home since Week 4 of 2017.
Aaron Rodgers takes his Green Bay Packers offense to the Bay Area to face Nick Bosa and the San Francisco 49ers on “Sunday Night Football” (NBC, Nov. 24 8:20 p.m. ET). Entering Week 12, San Francisco is 9-1, leads the NFC West division as well as the entire National Football Conference; Green Bay (8-2) tops the NFC North division and ranks second within the conference.
The Rams welcome the Ravens to the City of Angels for a Monday Night Football matchup (ESPN, Nov. 25 8:15 p.m. ET). Baltimore, with NFL MVP contender Lamar Jackson as quarterback, is 2-0 against the NFC West in 2019.
For the Week 12 college football regular season schedule including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers, click here
ON THE AIR TONIGHT
“Moonshiners” returns for a new season on Discovery…Season finales: “Relatively Evil” on ID; “Tosh.O” on Comedy Central; “The Jim Jeffries Show” on Comedy Central.. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW are in all originals… For the listing of available programs for Tuesday, November 19 click here