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John Kiesewetter

Update 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 12: Late night TV hosts Seth Meyers and Conan O'Brien aired tributes Monday night to Rick Ludwin, their former NBC mentor who died Sunday, Nov. 10, in Los Angeles.

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A dozen new primetime TV series – 66% of the 18 new shows – arrive this week as broadcasters cling to the arcane notion of a "premiere week" immediately following the Emmy Awards.

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WVXU-FM will produce Rod Serling's O'Toole From Moscow, a 1955 TV comedy about confusion between the Soviet Union and the Cincinnati Reds, as a radio drama.

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Here's my annual Fall TV guide, as the season kicks off today with the new Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall and Judge Jerry daytime shows; HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation at 8 p.m.; and a Monday Night Football doubleheader.

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Thirteen was a very lucky number for Cincinnati's American Ninja Warrior finalists, as nearly half of the contestants advanced to the four-week Las Vegas finals in Monday's telecast.

And it was a historic night for the show. For the first time in 11 seasons, two women completed the course in a city finals. Only one woman had done that in the previous 10 seasons.

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We know how many. We just don't know who. NBC tells me that 13 contestants from the Cincinnati American Ninja Warrior finals airing Monday will advance to the four-week national finals in Las Vegas where the winner gets $1 million.

Who are the 13? We'll find out 8-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, when NBC broadcasts the Cincinnati finals taped Memorial Day weekend. It was shot the night after filming the Cincinnati auditions broadcast July 8.

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For "a show about nothing," Seinfeld definitely gave us plenty: Close talkers, low talkers, regifters, Festivus, snacking double-dippers, the Soup Nazi, puffy shirts and the Manssiere support undergarment for men – not that there's anything wrong with that.

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It's like the circus rolled into town – a high-tech TV circus starring acrobatic ninjas cheered by hundreds of onlookers.

A dozen 18-wheelers hauled the rigging, lights and 32 cameras to The Banks for NBC's American Ninja Warrior obstacle course on Second Street, in front of the GE Global Operations Center building between Race and Vine streets.

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Even though you may have missed the Jan. 2 entry deadline for American Ninja Warrior, filming here this weekend, you still have a shot at competing on the NBC reality show through the "walk-up line."

Walk-up line information was announced late Monday on the A. Deign & Co. Facebook page.

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Only three new shows will debut this fall in NBC's new "year-round lineup," as the network saves The Good Place, Manifest, Will & Grace, Blindspot and a new sitcom starring Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson for later in the 2019-2020 TV season.

Expect to see a lot of familiar faces on NBC in the next 12 months.

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Second Street between Elm and Walnut will be closed Saturday, May 18 through Memorial Day for production of NBC's American Nina Warriorr competition.

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Updated 10 a.m. Friday May 17: Only tickets for overnight taping sessions of NBC's American Ninja Warrior are available for Memorial Day weekend.

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Guess who's coming to Taste of Cincinnati?  NBC's American Ninja Warrior fans!

Producers for the reality TV competition will construct their obstacle courses on Second Street for 10 days in May, overlapping with the annual Taste of Cincinnati food festival Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) on Fifth Street.

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Jason Momoa's Aquaman, opening Friday, Dec. 21, reminds me of Patrick Duffy's similar  Man From Atlantis on NBC more than 30 years ago, the first TV series for the future Dallas star.

Duffy played Mark Harris, the lone survivor of the legendary sunken continent of Atlantis. He could breathe underwater, swimming with his webbed hands.

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Monday, Nov. 26 update: Cris Collinsworth: A Football Life repeats at 8:15 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 26, if you missed it last weekend. It follows NFL Total Access.

Original post Friday, Nov. 23: “Probably to this day the smartest football player that I’ve ever played with on the field.”

That’s how former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason describes his pal – and favorite target -- Cris Collinsworth in Cris Collinsworth: A Football Life premiering 8 p.m. tonight (Friday Nov. 23) on the NFL Network.

Former Bengals Esiason, Ken Anderson, Anthony Munoz and Sam Wyche – plus NBC Sunday Night Football partner Al Michaels -- are among the 12 people interviewed for the one-hour documentary.

Local Singer Abby Cates Scores Big On "The Voice"

Oct 26, 2018

One of TV's most popular contest shows, The Voice, is currently featuring a talented singer from Mason, Ohio. 

Abby Cates is a 17-year-old singer from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy who has passed the blind auditions on the 15th season of The Voice on NBC.  With a following of 180,000 on her Instagram account, The Voice staff invited her to a private audition in Indiana which was followed up with other interviews, ultimately leading to her appearance on The Voice's blind auditions.

During Abby's conversation with Elaine Diehl in WVXU's studio on Tuesday, October 16th, she talked about her love of Kelly Clarkson's music and being thrilled to be on Team Kelly.  She won a spot on Team Kelly with her performance of "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara.  

Abby also discussed taking voice lessons since the 2nd grade, the glam and music teams working with contestants on The Voice, and how wonderful the support of her family and school is.  Abby Cates's next appearance on The Voice will be the battle rounds next week.  

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Here they come! Nine new shows– half of the 18 series to debut on the five broadcasting networks – premiere during the Fall TV season's biggest week.

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It's one and done for Luke Null, the Cincinnati area's first Saturday Night Live cast member.

The 2008 Lakota East High School graduate will not return for the 44th season this fall, according to Deadline.com.

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ABC had "Lost," a TV show about the survivors of a plane crash. This fall, NBC will have a new airline drama that could be called "found."

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