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TV News Roundup: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 22 Sets January Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of “The Bachelor” gets an air date, and Amazon Prime announces the return of “The Grand Tour.”

PREMIERE DATES

Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of “The Bachelor” will premiere Jan. 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Luyendyk was the runner-up on Emily Maynard’s season of “The Bachelorette” in 2012, and stepped away from the spotlight to focus on a new career in real estate before beginning his second search for love. Chris Harrison returns as host for the show’s 22nd season, while Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner, and Nicole Woods serve as executive producers.

The Grand Tour” returns to Amazon Prime Video for Season 2 on Dec. 8, with new episodes airing weekly. In the show’s second season, the trio filmed across five continents, stopping in Croatia, Mozambique, Dubai, Spain, Switzerland, Colorado, and New York. Amazon Prime Video also released a new trailer featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May to preview what Season 2 has in store.

RATINGS

The Nielsen Live+3 ratings for the second season premiere of Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” surged 72% over the series premiere back in April, also delivering the show’s second best telecast to date in total viewers (2.1 million), Kids 6-14 (1.1 million/3.1 rating), and Adults 18-49 (502,000/0.4 rating). The critically acclaimed episode ranked as the No. 1 TV telecast in its timeslot across all targeted youth demographics (Kids 6-11 and Kids 6-14) and was the No. 1 cable TV telecast in total viewers.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Halfire Entertainment has appointed Carol Commisso to the newly created position of vice president of development. In her new role, Commisso will be responsible for overseeing all development and scripted series, as well as continuing to foster relationships with the international creative community. She is based out of Halfire’s Toronto office and will report to CEO Noreen Halpern. Prior to Halfire, Commisso was the production executive for original scripted programming at Rogers Media.

LIVE SHOWS

Tickets are now on sale for “The Voice: Neon Dreams,” a live concert experience opening this spring at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The show features previous contestants like Season 10 winner Alisan Porter, Chris Mann (Season 2), Mary Sarah (Season 10), Matthew Schuler (Season 5), and Matt McAndrew (Season 7). They will be joined by future winners of “The Voice” and backed by a band led by Michael Sanchez (Season 11) that collectively plays more than 50 instruments

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