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‘Dog’s Most Wanted’ Returns Bounty Hunter In New WGN America Series

Everyone has a bucket list. If you’re bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman and his team, that means trouble for certain criminals. WGN America has announced Dog’s Most Wanted, a new show that focuses on the pursuit of some of the most wanted fugitives in the country. It’s the first unscripted series on WGN America in over five years and will begin production early this year, produced by unscripted show specialists Dorsey Pictures. Duane "Dog" Chapman went from a motorcycle… Read

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‘Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’ Reveals Cast Members For 2nd Season: Anthony Scaramucci, Kato Kaelin Enter The Fray

A grab-bag of pop cultural names spanning the realms of politics, sports and the O.J. Simpson case make up the cast for the second season of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition on CBS. In alphabetical order, the cast includes: Jonathan Bennett, Tamar Braxton, Kandi Burruss, Tom Green, Lolo Jones, Kato KaelinJoey Lawrence, Ryan Lochte, Dina Lohan, Natalie Eva Marie, Anthony Scaramucci and Ricky Williams. Julie Chen will return as host of the show, she revealed last week… Read

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‘American Chopper’ Season 2 Premiere Date & Sneak Peek: A 1951 Buick Brings Family Together

EXCLUSIVE: American Chopper is back for the second season of its revival, returning to Discovery Channel starting Tuesday, Feb. 12. This season, motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. reclaim their renowned bike brands, Orange County Choppers and Paul Jr. Designs. They also take steps to mend their formerly fractured relationship and begin to restore a 1951 Buick together. The show returned to the air last year after being absent for six years, during… Read

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Julie Chen Returns To Work On ‘Big Brother’ Franchise

Julie Chen tweeted she’s back to work on CBS’ Big Brother franchise. “So excited to be back on this stage,” she tweeted. “Who else is ready for the second season of #BBCeleb?! RT if you’re counting down to the premiere on Monday January 21!” Responses to her tweet were split, with about half falling into the “It wouldn't be the same with out you Julie!! We love you!” category, the other half being of the “Is Les one of the contestants?/Why isn't your husband in jail”… Read

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‘Mental Samurai’: Premiere Date For Fox’s Rob Lowe-Hosted “Obstacle Course For The Mind”

Fox has set a premiere date for the new reality competition series it’s billing as “the first-ever obstacle course for the mind.” Hosted and produced by Rob Lowe, Mental Samurai will bow at 9 PM Tuesday, February 26. Here’s how we play our game: Pushing every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility, the series sees contestants battle the boundaries of their minds to answer questions accurately with speed and precision. Not only does the course test their acumen in… Read

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‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ Tops Steady ‘Bachelor’

Mid-season reality TV series continue to dominate ratings headlines with Monday as 8-10 PM’s America's Got Talent: The Champions (1.8 demo rating; 9.927 million viewers) handing NBC a primetime win, topping last week's Masked Singer premiere in total viewers while performing on par in the demo with The Titan Games. While not providing same ratings fuel as most recent summer edition of America’s Got Talent, AGT: Champs churned up stronger stats than last year’s The Voice… Read

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‘Made In Staten Island’ MTV Reality Show Protested Via Change.org Petition

A petition against the upcoming MTV reality show Made In Staten Island has been launched via Change.org, claiming the show is ruining the New York borough’s image. The New York Post reports the show, produced by Mob Wives star Karen Gravano, daughter of Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, has gained almost 6,000 signatures in the petition protest drive. "The portrayal of Staten Island as a cesspool of gangsters, meatheads and low lives appears to be the main focus of MTV show… Read

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Discovery Channel Pulls ‘Border Live’ After Viewers Vote With Remotes

You know what viewers don’t want to watch as President Donald Trump shuts down the government to extract their tax dollars for his Border Wall? Authorities patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border! Discovery Channel’s ambitious six-part limited series Border Live! turned into a three-parter when the network pulled the plug after the December 19 episode, owing to disappointing ratings, just 430K viewers. The original play pattern called for three weeks of Bill Weir-hosted… Read

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Classic Cars, Live Operations & Goats: 10 Global TV Formats To Watch For In 2019

Raunchy British dating format Love Island dominated the global formats business in 2018, culminating in the news that the breakout reality series is being adapted in the U.S. by CBS. Now that the ITV format is coupled up, U.S. broadcasters are looking elsewhere for their own sexy singleton series as well as international non-scripted formats that can shuffle through the clutter and make a dent in the golden age of drama. Netflix made an audacious entrance into the formats… Read

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NBC Sets Premiere Dates For New Dramas ‘Enemy Within’ & ‘The Village’, Return For ‘Good Girls’, ‘The Voice’, ‘World Of Dance’

NBC has firmed up its schedule for the rest of the broadcast season, setting late winter and spring premiere dates. The slate includes two new series, drama The Enemy Within and The Village, and two returning sophomores that debuted last midseason, comedy A.P. Bio and comedic drama Good Girls. Additionally, NBC has set premiere dates for reality series The Voice and World Of Dance. Yet to get slotted and likely heading to late spring/summer are new comedy Abby’s and drama… Read

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‘The Circle’: Netflix Lines Up French & Brazilian Remakes As Studio Lambert Uses UK Hub For Reality Format

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is going French and Brazilian for British reality hit The Circle. Earlier this year, the SVOD service snapped up the international rights to Studio Lambert's format, which was originally produced for the UK’s Channel 4, and announced it was remaking the show for the U.S. Deadline can now reveal that it is remaking the show with French and Brazilian contestants. The series, which is essentially Big Brother-meets-Catfish for a social media-obsessed… Read

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‘The Bachelor’ Season 23 Premiere Expanded To Three Hours As ABC Reveals Cast

Here’s a by-the-numbers snapshot of ABC’s revised plans for The Bachelor next month: Season 23, 30 women, one dude and three hours. The network said today that the live season bow of its winter reality staple has been expanded by an hour and now will start at 8 p.m. Monday, January 7. The supersized premiere is rare but not unprecedented. Season 19 with Iowa farmer Chris Soules in 2015 also launched with a three-hour tour. ABC today also ID’d the bachelorettes who will be… Read