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NBC Orders “Law & Order: Hate Crimes”

Programming Insider by Marc Berman
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Countdown to the Start of the New TV Season: 19 Days
In 1990, Deborah Norville became the news anchor for NBC’s “Today” show, while the person who ultimately replaced her, Katie Couric, made her first appearance as anchor on the “CBS Evening News” in 2006…Perennial reality-series Emmy-winner “The Amazing Race” launched on CBS in 2001. The upcoming 31st edition of “The Amazing Race” is expected next in midseason …Celebrity Birthdays: Legendary Bob Newhart is 89; actress Raquel Welch is 78; Oscar winner Michael Keaton is 67.Did You Know?:
Bob Newhart’s first regularly scheduled television series was NBC variety hour “The Bob Newhart Show” in the 1961-62 season. Despite airing for only one season, it earned Newhart a primetime Emmy Award nomination and a Peabody Award. The Peabody Board cited him as…”a person whose gentle satire and wry and irreverent wit waft a breath of fresh and bracing air through the stale and stuffy electronic corridors. A merry marauder, who looks less like St. George than a choirboy, Newhart has wounded, if not slain, many of the dragons that stalk our society. In a troubled and apprehensive world, Newhart has proved once again that laughter is the best medicine.”
RATINGS BOX                                                            

Tuesday 9/04/18

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.4/ 9, CBS: 3.3/ 6, ABC: 2.6/ 5, Fox: 1.4/ 2, CW: 0.4/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
Fox: +75, ABC: +24, CBS: -13, NBC: -16, CW: -20

For the complete breakdown by half-hour and by network, click here

Live+Same Day Data
-Monday 8/27/18: Click here
-Tuesday 8/28/18: Click here
-Wednesday 8/29/18: Click here
-Thursday 8/30/18: Click here
-Friday 8/31/18: Click here

Live+7 Day Ratings: Week of August 20: Click here

Source: Nielsen Media Research


NBC Orders “Law & Order: Hate Crimes”
NBC has given a 13-episode order to “Law & Order: Hate Crimes” from producer Dick Wolf. Co-created with former “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” showrunner Warren Leight, this latest installment of the “Law & Order” franchise is based on New York’s actual Hate Crimes Task Force, the second oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

The logline: “Law & Order: Hate Crimes” is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.

The first incarnation of this new unit will be introduced in the latter part of the upcoming 20th season of “SVU”

ABC Orders Put Pilot For a Legal Drama From Greg Berlanti 
ABC has made a put pilot commitment to Warner Bros. for an untitled legal drama from Greg Berlanti and written by upcoming “All American” executive producer Nkechi Carroll about a woman who moves to North Carolina to work as a police chief and who learns that the small town’s criminal justice system is run entirely by women of color. Carroll will pen the script and executive produce, and Berlanti and his Berlanti Productions topper Sarah Schechter will also exec produce alongside Brownstone Productions’ Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman.

The logline: No one needs a second chance more than recently divorced and unemployed Chelsea Barnum. When she packs up her kids and moves from the big city to the small town of Sutter, North Carolina, to accept a job as the new police chief, what she finds is something unimaginable — a criminal justice system run entirely by women of color. What started out as a second chance at a career ends up becoming a second chance at life, as together these women revolutionize crime and punishment while restoring hope, community and humanity to a town that desperately needs it.


The Past is the Present on PBS’ “Ancient Invisible Cities”  
With the focus at PBS on original programming that educates and inspires, where new worlds, new discoveries and new technologies are explored, three-part series “Ancient Invisible Cities” possesses all the ingredients…and more.

Debuting on August 29 in the location of Athens, set tonight in Cairo, and culminating in Istanbul on Sept. 12, the series features Professor Darius Arya as he explores and celebrates the hidden secrets of these three fascinating cities – the obscure structures and buried treasures — through the art 3D scanning. From the buildings on the Acropolis in Athens to the silver mines and quarries beyond the city; to Egypt’s ancient treasures (including the first pyramid ever built and a hidden Roman fortress) and the journey through ancient Istanbul; Professor Ayra brings a fresh perspective to more than 4,000 years of history.

For the complete article, click here

Colton Underwood Named the Next “Bachelor”
Season 14 “The Bachelorette” participant and current “Bachelor in Paradise’s” Colton Underwood has been named the next bachelor on the veteran ABC relationship/reality franchise when it returns in January 2019. Colton, 26, was best known for his candor when speaking about his virginity and had America standing by him when he discussed the sensitive topic during his so-called emotional breakdown on “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” reunion.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers.”

Play the Primetime Emmy Awards Pick’Em Game 2018 – Click here

PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci
The PI’s Douglas Pucci discusses all things football with Scott Nolte on Northwest Iowa’s Y100.1 FM (KUYY). To listen, click here


2018 NFL Regular Season Week 1 TV and Announcer Schedule – Clickhere


The survey says: The upcoming 20th season of game show “Family Feud,hosted by Steve Harvey, will open in first-run syndication on Monday, Sept. 10. The milestone new season brings in all new surveys, hilarious contestants and families looking for a chance to win $20,000. Check local listings for air-times.

“Bravo’s Play by Play, a new primetime talk show, premieres Monday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. ET for a three episode run. Hosted by Jerry O’Connell and executive produced by Andy Cohen, the series will feature Jerry alongside a panel of actors, comics, tastemakers, and athletes discussing the buzziest Bravo moments and hot topics à la SportsCenter. For a sneak peek, click here

Docuseries “Made in Mexico,” which follows the lives of nine well-to-do socialites, revealing the flawed lives of the seemingly perfect elite, will debut globally on Netflix on Friday, Sept. 28. for a look at the trailer, click here

BET offers part one of “The Bobby Brown Story”…ID premieres “What Lies Beneath”…Season premieres: “Property Brothers” on HGTV, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” on FXX…Season finales: “Born This Way” on A+E,“Tattooland” on Viceland”…For the programming options on Wednesday, Sept. 5, click here 
Emmy Love for Comedy and DramaWhich one of the following performers won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor or Actress in both a Comedy and a Drama Series? Note: this is for a regularly scheduled role only (movies and miniseries are not included).

a) Buddy Ebsen
b) Jack Klugman

c) Mary Tyler Moore
d) Carroll O’Conner
e) Burt ReynoldsThe answer to yesterday’s question… 

Which one of the following scripted dramas was not set in a high school?

a) “Boston Public”
b) “The Bronx Zoo”
c)  “Dangerous Minds”
d) “Life as We Know It”
e) “Room 222”
f) they all were

…f) they all were, as follows:

-“Boston Public” (Fox): 2000-04
-“The Bronx Zoo” (NBC): 1987-88
-“Dangerous Minds” (ABC): 1996-97
-“Life As We Know It” (ABC): 2004-05
-“Room 222” (ABC): 1969-74

Trivia All-Stars
Mark Amato, Barbara Berman, Gerry Bixenspan, Larry Collins (2x), Audrey Davis, Maureen Goldman, Bob Ingersoll, David Jackino, Ken Jobe, Mary Kinoshita, Synda Kollman, Tom Moore, Richard Naldrett, Gordon Purcell, Derek Rogers, Colleen Roth