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


* Time Warner Inc.'s HBO (US) will air drama series "Here and Now" on Feb. 11, 2018. The 10-episode show revolves around a multi-ethnic family that finds their bonds tested when one of the children begins seeing things which the rest cannot.

* TNT (US) has acquired off-network cable rights to CBS (US) drama series "NCIS: New Orleans." TNT has the rights to the first three seasons of the series and each subsequent season after the drama has aired on the CBS Corp. network, the company said Dec. 18.

* Viacom Inc.'s BET Networks will premiere new late-night original series "Mancave" on BET (US) on Jan. 18, 2018. The 12-episode weekly half-hour series features journalist and series creator Jeff Johnson along with three other men discussing various topics, the company said Dec. 18.

* Carnival Corp. teamed up with Univision Communications Inc. to develop the original O·C·E·A·N primetime series. The new primetime show, dubbed "La Gran Sorpresa," will air on Sundays starting Jan. 7, 2018, on Univision (US). The new series will use travel to reunite families as they overcome hardships created by illness, separation and other challenges, the company said Dec. 18.

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"The Office"

* Comcast Corp.'s NBC (US) is eyeing a series order for a reboot of workplace comedy "The Office," reported Dec. 18. The reboot is expected to feature a new cast with developer Greg Daniels.

* Discovery Communications Inc.'s TLC (US) will premiere the 16th season of the "Say Yes to the Dress" series on Jan. 6, 2018. After airing "Say Yes to the Dress," TLC will air "Four Weddings," the company said Dec. 18.

* TLC will premiere new series "Seeking Sister Wife" on Jan. 14, 2018, after the return of "Sister Wives" for a new season on Jan. 7, 2018. "Seeking Sister Wife" follows three families that are in various phases of seeking, dating or transitioning a new sister wife into their lives, the company said Dec .15.

* HBO renewed comedy series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" for a 10th season. Production on the series, starring Larry David, will begin next spring, the network said Dec. 14.

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"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
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* Discovery Communications will premiere a "Gold Rush" spinoff series "Gold Rush: White Water" on Jan. 19, 2018. The news series features the Dakota Boys as they put together a team of divers, mountaineers and bush mechanics to look for gold in remote locations, the company said Dec. 14.

* NBC is working to remake British sitcom "The IT Crowd" for American audiences, Variety reported Dec. 14. Original series creator Graham Linehan is set to write and executive produce the series adaptation, which follows the employees in the IT department of a corporation.

* USA (US) placed a fourth-season order for "Mr. Robot," Variety reported Dec. 13. The series follows a cybersecurity engineer who became involved in the underground hacker group fsociety after being recruited by their mysterious leader Mr. Robot.


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Football on field
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* Walt Disney Co.'s majority-owned ESPN (US) struck a deal to let users stream Monday Night Football on mobile phones. The expanded mobile rights deal with the National Football League also includes NFL highlights and extends through the duration of ESPN's existing NFL agreement, according to a Dec. 20 post on ESPN MediaZone. The deal will kick off with the NFL Wild Card weekend of Jan. 6, 2018, to Jan. 7, 2018, and Pro Bowl on Jan. 29, 2018.

* NBCUniversal Media LLC secured rights from the National Football League to stream Sunday Night Football through NBC's TV Everywhere offering on all mobile devices, starting with the 2018 season. Also, NBCU will extend the authenticated streaming rights to its cable, satellite, and telco partners, as well as virtual MVPDs, according to a Dec. 18 news release. The deal also includes national advertising and local affiliate advertising.

* Verizon Communications Inc.'s go90 premiered "Dear Basketball," the animated version of Kobe Bryant's poem, on go90 and across Verizon's Yahoo Sports, AOL and Complex platforms, the company said Dec. 18. "Dear Basketball" recently won Best 2D Hand-drawn Animation and the Special Jury Prize at the 2017 World Animation Celebration.

* Netflix Inc. will premiere the third and final season of original series "Love" on March 9, 2018. The series was created by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin and produced with Legendary, the company said Dec. 15.

* Netflix renewed dramatic adventure series "Frontier" for a third season. The series, starring Jason Momoa, will return for a new season in 2018 with six episodes, the company said Dec. 14.