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Worth Watching: ‘Bachelor’ vs. ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions,’ a New Look for ‘Roadshow’

A selective critical checklist of notable Monday TV:

America’s Got Talent: The Champions (8/7c, NBC): Viewers clearly have an appetite for high-concept reality TV this winter, with strong opening numbers last week for Fox’s ridiculous The Masked Singer and NBC’s Dwayne Johnson-fueled The Titan Games. So hopes are high as NBC spins off its hit summer talent show with an international edition, featuring fan favorites from past seasons and breakouts from international versions of Talent. With Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews as host, 10 acts compete in the opening episode for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Two will advance to the finals: one with a Golden Buzzer, and another sent on by a panel of AGT super-fans.

'America's Got Talent: The Champions': Meet 5 of the All-Star Acts (PHOTOS)

‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’: Meet 5 of the All-Star Acts (PHOTOS)

Fifty

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Worth Watching: ‘Bachelor’ vs. ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions,’ a New Look for ‘Roadshow’

A selective critical checklist of notable Monday TV:

America’s Got Talent: The Champions (8/7c, NBC): Viewers clearly have an appetite for high-concept reality TV this winter, with strong opening numbers last week for Fox’s ridiculous The Masked Singer and NBC’s Dwayne Johnson-fueled The Titan Games. So hopes are high as NBC spins off its hit summer talent show with an international edition, featuring fan favorites from past seasons and breakouts from international versions of Talent. With Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews as host, 10 acts compete in the opening episode for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Two will advance to the finals: one with a Golden Buzzer, and another sent on by a panel of AGT super-fans.

'America's Got Talent: The Champions': Meet 5 of the All-Star Acts (PHOTOS)

‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’: Meet 5 of the All-Star Acts (PHOTOS)

Fifty former finalists and winners from across the globe will compete on the same stage for the title of ultimate champion.

The Bachelor (8/7c, ABC): The twice-yearly wallow in made-for-TV romance kicks off with a typically indulgent three-hour live special, featuring cutaways to “Bachelor Nation” viewing parties from across the party. (You know who you are.) Colton Underwood is the BMOC choosing among an initial gaggle of 30 hopefuls, who will be reduced to 23 by night’s end.

'The Bachelor' 2019: Meet the Contestants Vying for Colton's Heart (PHOTOS)

‘The Bachelor’ 2019: Meet the Contestants Vying for Colton’s Heart (PHOTOS)

Season 23 of the ABC series premieres January 7.

Antiques Roadshow (8/7c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org): Gearing up for its 23rd season of treasure hunting, PBS’s most popular ongoing series promises “an all-new look,” as it hits the road to visit historic venues. First stop: Rochester, Michigan, where valuables are appraised at Meadow Brook Hall, the estate of Matilda Dodge Wilson.

TV Pilots 2019: All of the New Series in the Works

TV Pilots 2019: All of the New Series in the Works

New dramas, comedies, and thrillers coming soon.

Inside Monday TV: Bounce’s new sitcom Last Call (9/8c) stars Charles Malik Whitfield as a debt-ridden ex-NFL player who opens a comedy club in the backroom of his last investment, a Baltimore bar… Oxford scholar Bettany Hughes hosts Smithsonian Channel’s Eight Days That Made Rome (9/8c), which takes a deep dive into eight days and events that defined the Roman Empire. The history tour starts with “Hannibal’s Last Stand,” revisiting Rome’s defeat of Carthage at the 202 B.C. Battle of Zama… For something lighter and sweeter, Food Network offers a new season of Kids Baking Championship (9/8c), with Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman leading a dozen young bakers, ages 9 to 13, through weekly challenges, starting with cupcakes. Followed by a new competition series, Winner Cake All (10/9c), hosted by Giada De Laurentiis, with cake-baking teams facing off in a Decoration Challenge based on a client’s theme, then the remaining teams moving on to a sculpted Cake Challenge.

Announcing America’s Favorite Book, The World Series, ‘Rookie,’ New Digs for ‘Guest Book’

A critical checklist of notable Tuesday TV:

The Great American Read (8/7c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org): After millions of votes, and several weeks of episodes devoted to various genres and themes of literature, which novel did we pick as America’s favorite read? Judging from the top-10 choices as of the final week of voting, it’s either going to be a classic/contemporary series (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Outlander, Narnia) or a beloved work with decades or centuries of staying power: Charlotte’s Web, Gone With the Wind, Jane Eyre, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice or (my favorite) To Kill a Mockingbird. Meredith Vieira hosts the live grand finale, filmed in front of an audience of bibliophiles, with celebrity guests including Outlander author Diana Gabaldon, The Joy Luck Club’s Amy Tan and actor/fantasy enthusiast Wil Wheaton.

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OXYGEN MEDIA UNVEILS AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST VICIOUS SERIAL KILLERS IN …

OXYGEN MEDIA UNVEILS AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST VICIOUS SERIAL KILLERS IN “SNAPPED: NOTORIOUS BTK SERIAL KILLER”

THE TWO-HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd AT 6PM ET/PT

New York, NY – August 21, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the home for high quality true-crime programming, takes viewers into the twisted mind of the “BTK Killer” Dennis Rader, who posed as a family man by day and murderer by night. The two-hour special, “Snapped: Notorious BTK Serial Killer,” premiering on Sunday, September 2nd at 6pm ET/PT will delve deep into the slayings of the innocent victims and a never before heard interview with Rader himself, as he recounts his crimes and childhood. For a sneak peek visit: https://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-2/videos/snapped-notorious-the-btk-killer-airs-sunday-92

Under the guise of the “BTK Killer,” Rader heinously murdered 10

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OXYGEN MEDIA PULLS THE CURTAIN BACK ON TWO OF AMERICA’S MOST DANGEROUS SERIAL KILLERS IN …

OXYGEN MEDIA PULLS THE CURTAIN BACK ON TWO OF AMERICA’S MOST DANGEROUS SERIAL KILLERS IN “SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: PRESCRIPTION FOR DEATH”

TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL PREMIERES SATURDAY, MAY 12th AND SUNDAY, MAY 13th AT 6PM ET/PT

New York, NY – May 11, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the home for high quality true-crime programming will examine medical mysteries in “Snapped Notorious: Prescription for Death,” a two-night special that will focus on both Charles Cullen and Kristen Gilbert, whom hid in plain sight where their victims would have felt safest – a hospital. The two-part special will recount and delve deeper into the incidents that made these two nurses some of the most ruthless killers in America. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-99/episode-2/videos/snapped-notorious-prescription-for-death-airs-saturday-may-12th

“Snapped Notorious: Prescription for Death – Charles Cullen” will premiere

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FremantleMedia North America Bolsters Its Unscripted Executive Team With Leading Industry Talent

FremantleMedia North America Bolsters Its Unscripted Executive Team With Leading Industry Talent

FremantleMedia NORTH AMERICA (FMNA) has expanded their unscripted team promoting Joni Day to SVP, Alternative Programming Development, it was announced today by Jayson Dinsmore, President of Alternative Programming Development. In addition, they have hired Colin Nash as SVP, of Alternative Programming Development and Jean Shi as Vice President, Alternative Programming Development.

Joni Day has been with FremantleMedia for the past five years, overseeing development and production of reality competition, game show and other unscripted television programming. In her new Senior Vice President role at FMNA, she will focus on finding further global formats for broadcast to join the ranks of FMNA’s already widely popular programming, such as AMERICAN IDOL and America’s Got Talent.

Additionally, seasoned television executive Colin Nash has been hired as Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming Development, and will

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FremantleMedia North America bolsters executive team

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has expanded its unscripted executive team with the promotion of industry veteran Joni Day, and the addition of Colin Nash and Jean Shi.

Day (pictured) has been lifted to SVP of alternative programming and development. In her new executive role at FMNA, she will focus on finding global formats for broadcast. Day currently serves as an executive producer for FMNA’s kids’ game show The Noise and the game show reboot of Beat the Clock, both on Universal Kids.

Day has been with FremantleMedia since 2013 and has previously served as VP of alternative programming and development. In that role, she managed development and production of reality competitions, game shows and other unscripted television programming. During her five-year tenure at FMNA, the executive has also helped develop and launch series such as The Great Christmas Light FightMatch Game and To Tell the Truth. Day has also received Emmy Award nominations for

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FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has expanded its unscripted executive team with the promotion of industry veteran Joni Day, and the addition of Colin Nash and Jean Shi.

Day (pictured) has been lifted to SVP of alternative programming and development. In her new executive role at FMNA, she will focus on finding global formats for broadcast. Day currently serves as an executive producer for FMNA’s kids’ game show The Noise and the game show reboot of Beat the Clock, both on Universal Kids.

Day has been with FremantleMedia since 2013 and has previously served as VP of alternative programming and development. In that role, she managed development and production of reality competitions, game shows and other unscripted television programming. During her five-year tenure at FMNA, the executive has also helped develop and launch series such as The Great Christmas Light FightMatch Game and To Tell the Truth. Day has also received Emmy Award nominations for

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How Aileen Wuornos Went From Sex Worker To ‘America’s First Female Serial Killer’

Branded “The Damsel of Death” and the “Highway Hooker,” Aileen Wuornos was accused of killing seven men between 1989 and 1990 while she hitchhiked around Florida. After her arrest in 1991, Wuornos quickly gained notoriety as “America’s first female serial killer.” On March 25 at 6/5c, Oxygen will dive deep into the deadly sex worker’s life during “Snapped Notorious: Aileen Wuornos.”

Before the special airs, get up to speed on what led Wuornos down her murderous path by reading the timeline below:

Infancy

Aileen Carol Wuornos is born on February 29, 1956. Wuornos is abandoned by her mother as an infant, and she and her older brother Keith grow up with their grandparents in Troy, Michigan. Wuornos never meets her father, who commits suicide in prison while serving time for kidnapping and sodomizing a child.

Pre-Teen Years

Wuornos says her grandfather was an abusive alcoholic, and she later admits to

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America’s ‘Most Wanted Deadbeat’ Dad Found In Canada After 20 Years On Run

Joseph Stroup was ordered to pay child support after he divorced his wife in 1989. The judge ordered him to pay just $100 a month to his ex-wife, but Stroup claimed he was medically disabled and jobless, according to the Calgary Herald. The judge at the time was accommodating and even lowered his monthly payments to just $14.

Stroup, however, allegedly didn’t make the payments, and by 1998 an indictment was filed against him in federal court, according to the Associated Press. The southwest Michigan man wasn’t broke by that point. In fact, he sold an internet business for over $2 million in 1996. Then, he allegedly fled town.

After being wanted for nearly two decades for failure to pay child support, Stroup was found in Alberta, Canada, under the name Joop Cousteau. Restaurant owner Scott Winograd was handed paperwork by Stroup with the name Joop Cousteau on it after Stroup allegedly claimed that

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