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The Program Guide highlights recent programming announcements from various networks and online video platforms in the U.S.

Traditional TV

* Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon (US) will premiere its brand-new computer-animated series, "Butterbean's Café," on Nov. 12 in the Nick Jr. (US) preschool block. The 40-episode series centers on a fairy named Butterbean and her adventures running her neighborhood café and bakery. Butterbean's Café will also launch on Nickelodeon's international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019.

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* CBS Corp. will premiere the new global talent competition "The World's Best" immediately following Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, 2019, the company said in an Oct. 17 news release. James Corden, Emmy Award-winning host of "The Late Late Show with James Corden," will host the talent competition series featuring elite acts from around the world. Golden Globe Award winner Drew Barrymore, Emmy Award winner RuPaul Charles and Grammy Award winner Faith Hill serve as the three American judges.

* Walt Disney Co.'s ABC (US) ordered a full season of freshman comedy "Single Parents," Variety reported Oct. 17. The show, which has aired three episodes, follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood.

* HBO animated series "Animals" has been canceled after three seasons, Deadline reported Oct. 17. "Animals," which focused on the downtrodden creatures native to New York City such as rats, pigeons, and bedbugs, recently wrapped up its third season finale.

* Teen reality series "I am Jazz" is returning for a fifth season on Jan. 1, 2019, on Discovery Inc.'s TLC (US), according to an Oct. 16 news release. The show focuses on Jazz Jennings, a transgender female who has been living as a girl since kindergarten.

* Food Network (US) will premiere "Martina's Table" on Nov. 18, according to an Oct. 16 news release. The new series follows music megastar Martina McBride as she shares her recipes and cooking tips, creates perfect menus and prepares meals for family and close friends.

* Animal Planet (US) is launching its new global brand identity, focused on keeping the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive, with the series premiere of "Crikey! It's the Irwins" on Oct. 28, the Discovery-owned channel said Oct. 16. The show provides a rare front-row seat to the Irwin family's global wildlife adventures as they carry on Steve Irwin's mission to bring people closer to animals and ignite the connection that will ensure an abundance of wildlife for generations to come.


* Netflix Inc. renewed "Atypical" for a third season, Variety reported Oct. 24. The renewal comes less than two months after the show's second season was launched in September. The series is a coming-of-age story that centers on Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum, as he searches for love and independence.

* Discovery's PGA Tour-branded over-the-top video streaming service will be called GOLFTV, Variety reported Oct. 22. Set to launch in the beginning of 2019, the new service will include live PGA Tour coverage in a number of territories at launch, with more territories to be added later.

* Paramount Pictures Corp. will develop a sequel to teen comedy movie "To All the Boys I Loved Before" for Netflix, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 20, citing sources with knowledge of the matter.

* "Marvel's Luke Cage" will not return for a third season on Netflix, Variety reported Oct. 19, citing a joint statement by the streaming service and Marvel Entertainment Inc.'s Marvel Television. "Luke Cage" is the second Marvel show to be dropped following the cancellation of "Iron Fist."

* Netflix will premiere Motown-themed animated series "Motown Magic" on Nov. 20, Multichannel News reported Oct. 19, citing a company statement. The series, inspired by the music of Motown, follows a wide-eyed 8-year-old who uses his magic paintbrush to bring the street art decorating of his city to life.

* Viacom's MTV Studios on Oct. 17 said it teamed up with Facebook Inc.'s Watch platform to reimagine the classic MTV (US) series "The Real World" for three new seasons. Set to debut in spring 2019, the new seasons will be native productions in Mexico, Thailand and the U.S., respectively. The series will be shown exclusively on Facebook Watch and will feature interactive and community features to allow fans to influence the course of the show and connect across mobile, desktop and Facebook's TV app.

* Netflix will premiere the seventh and final season of original series "Orange Is The New Black" in 2019, according to an Oct. 17 tweet. The series, which was created and executive produced by Jenji Kohan, stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Brooks.

* Netflix picked up a new multigenerational live-action comedy series called "Family Reunion" starring Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry. The original series is about a husband and a wife who travel to a small town for a family reunion only to discover an extended family they did not know about, the company said Oct. 17.

* Netflix on Oct. 15 said it green-lit series "Trinkets," based on the young adult novel by Kirsten Smith, who will also serve as an executive producer. The new series will follow three teenage girls who find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifters Anonymous meeting.

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* Netflix will debut the original limited series "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" in 2019. Inspired by the books by Armistead Maupin, the series follows Mary Ann, who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter and ex-husband, 20 years after leaving them behind to pursue her career, the company said Oct. 16.

* 21st Century Fox Inc.'s Fox Nation, an on-demand subscription-based streaming service that will debut later this fall, unveiled its short-form programming slate, including "Primetime Highlights," a program that breaks down key moments from Fox News Channel (US)'s top-rated primetime programming, airing every weekday morning, according to an Oct. 17 news release. Fox Nation will also exclusively present the "Fox & Friends' After the Show Show," which showcases a mix of the "Fox & Friends" cast as they wrap up their program and take part in casual discourse, a transition from the show's current home on Other short-form programming to be featured on the service are "First Thoughts," where Tomi Lahren shares her opinion on the latest news in politics and pop culture; a live program featuring Fox News Channel senior judicial analyst Judge Napolitano that examines the news of the day from a libertarian and legal perspective alongside featured guests; "Deep Dive," which will feature discussion on one particular hot-button topic daily; "Final Thoughts," where Tomi Lahren will recap her views on the day's top stories; "UN-PC," where co-hosts Britt McHenry and "Tyrus" will summarize top political, sports and entertainment headlines; and "Quiz Show," to be hosted by Fox News Radio host and comedian Tom Shillue, where select guests will play a trivia game.

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