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TV News Roundup: ‘Cash Cab’ Revival Sets Premiere Date at Discovery

In today’s roundup, “Trading Spaces” cast will reunite after 10 years, and the return of “Cash Cab” officially has a date. 

PREMIERE DATES

Cash Cab is returning to Discovery Channel on Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. Host Ben Bailey will hit the streets of New York in his cab as unsuspecting passengers take on trivia en route to their destination. This season, some contestants will be joined by celebrity guests including Matthew Perry, Brooke Shields, Gilbert Gottfried, and Jeff Garlin. Comedian David Steinberg joins the project as executive producer, with Robyn Todd as co-executive producer. Bailey will also executive produce along with the series original EP’s Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn.

TLC will premiere a “Trading Spaces” reunion hosted by Lisa Joyner in spring 2018. The special will feature the original cast of Amy Wynn Pastor, Carter Oosterhouse, Doug Wilson, Frank Bielec, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Laurie Smith, Paige Davis, Ty Pennington, and Vern Yip reuniting for the first time since the show went off the air in 2008. Making their “Trading Spaces” debut are new designers and carpenters Brett Tutor, Joanie Dodd, John Gidding, Kahi Lee, and Sabrina Soto. The cast will reminisce about their favorite moments working together and the influence the show had on the current television home design genre.

MARKETING

Hallmark Channel is transforming a 8,413 square-foot gallery space in New York City’s Meatpacking District to create the Museum of Christmas. The experiential installation offers themed activity rooms and will be open to the public Nov. 15-19. Museum of Christmas activities include peppermint tire swings, evergreen zone, infinity Christmas lights room, snowball pit, giant ornaments, stockings, snow globe, and gift tower. The Museum of Christmas will be located at 459 W. 14th St. in NY.

SPECIALS

CBS announced its slate of holiday specials, kicking off with the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. live ET/ delayed PT. Also on the lineup are annual broadcasts of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman,” along with encore presentations of the animated specials “Frosty Returns,” “The Story of Santa Claus,” and “Robbie the Reindeer.” The network’s music events include “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo” and “Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special.” As Variety previous reportedCBS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carol Burnett’s classic series with “The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” on Sunday, Dec. 3. The full holiday lineup is available on the CBS website.

EVENTS

The National Association of Television Program Executives has selected Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra and “Matter of Fact” anchor Soledad O’Brien to headline NATPE Miami with a keynote conversation on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The focus of the conversation will be in keeping with the conference theme, “A Changing Industry in a Changing World.” Other panels include engaging the LGBTQ community across multiple platforms, the business of inclusivity, and topics of diversity and empowerment. The annual marketplace and conference will take place from Jan. 16-18 at the Fontainbleau and Eden Roc Miami Beach Resorts.

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