FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ NYC STREET FAIRS/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

July 21, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 7/21/17)
COOKING CHANNEL: Choccywoccydoodah (Premiere) at 8pm
DISNEY: Raven’s House (Premiere) at 10pm
OXYGEN: Dateline: Secrets Uncovered (Premiere) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 7/22/17)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Auckland (Premiere) at 12pm
CENTRIC: Beauty And The Baller (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Super Southern Eats (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HGTV: Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation (Premiere) at 9pm
NICK: The Dude Perfect Show (Premiere) at 9pm
OXYGEN: Cold Justice (Premiere) at 8pm
OXYGEN: The Jury Speaks (Premiere) at 9pm
SPIKE: Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio (Premiere) at 9pm
OWN: Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 7/23/17)
TV ONE: Unsung: Switch (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD: Guy’s Grocery Games (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: Ballers (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Insecure (Premiere) at 10:30pm
HGTV: Beach Front Bargain Hunt (Premiere) at 8pm and 8:30pm
PBS: Wild Alaska Live (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Top Secret Swimming Holes (Premiere) at 9pm and 10pm
WORLD: Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark (Premiere) at 9pm
Z LIVING: Sweat The City (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (Finale) at 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: First Ladies Revealed (Finale) at 9pm
Z LIVING: The Big Fat Truth (Finale) at 8pm

After months of negotiations, Ryan Seacrest confirmed his return as host of American Idol in its new home on ABC. Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host Kelly Ripa broke the news on the daytimer on Thursday; Seacrest will continue to tape Live from NYC. Seacrest, who hosted Idol during its entire Fox run from 2002-2016, will be joined by judge Katy Perry. “To be asked to return this year, at my new home at Disney|ABC, is an honor, if not a bit surreal,” said Seacrest. “I believe ABC is the perfect home for Idol, and I’ve every confidence the show’s legions of fans will love it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 5 of CW’s The Originals will be its last. “It’s both a gift and a burden to be able to control the ending of a series,” said Julie Plec, creator/showrunner of the Vampire Diaries spin-off. Plec asked Comic-Con fans to “celebrate with us, cry with us, visit with us, watch us next spring.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dick Van Dyke will be honored with the Brittania Award for Excellence in Television at BAFTA Los Angeles’ annual awards ceremony. “I appreciate this opportunity to apologize to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema,” said the Mary Poppins star, who picks up his award at an October 27 gala in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! greenlit The Platinum Life, following an elite group of women in LA’s music industry and (of course) their significant others. STXtv and Tower 2 Productions are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America introduces 3-part documentary Wild West on Saturday, August 19 at 9p. The natural history program launches with a look at how animals survive in the desert heartlands.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TEGNA’s daytime news and entertainment show Daily Blast LIVE premieres Monday, September 11 across 36 TEGNA markets, and nationally on Facebook and YouTube. Among the hosts are Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), stand-up comic Al Jacksoon, Jen Widerstrom (The Biggest Loser) and former Dr. Drew co-host Sam Schacher.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carlos Watson, Editor in Chief of OZY.com, will host a new, prime-time, cross-platform debate program, Third Rail with OZY. Co-produced by WGBH Boston’s Studio Six and OZY Media, the 7-part series will broadcast and stream Fridays at 8:30p, starting September 8 (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E set Tuesday, August 15 at 9p as the date for the season 2 launch of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The limited series was nominated for a 2017 Emmy for outstanding informational series or special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The ripple effects of a murder are explored on new ID series Shattered, launching Wednesday, August 23 at 10p. Each episode starts with 3 people seemingly unconnected, but with links to the same tragic event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s rejiggered Once Upon a Time will be back for season 7 on Friday, October 6. The news was shared yesterday at Comic-Con.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s First in Human, a 3-part doc following “first in human” trials, or initial therapies tested on patients, launches Thursday, August 10 at 9p. Exec producer Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) also narrates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Growing Up Evancho looks inside the lives of 17-year-old singing star Jackie Evancho and her family, including 19-year-old sister and LGBTQ activist Juliet. One-hour special airs Wednesday, August 9 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E goes back to the scene of the crime for Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson (wt), a 2-hour special analyzing the case that led to Simpson’s conviction for armed robbery. The show, announced Thursday, the day Simpson was granted parole, is slated for an October premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will be broadcast on PBS Friday, October 6 at 10p. The awards were established by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV Classic Albums special Carly Simon: No Secrets uses archival footage, exclusive interviews and music videos to offer insight into Simon’s star-making third album, on Wednesday, August 9 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Mindy Project’s final season 6 launches on Hulu Tuesday, September 12. More series on the way: The season 2 launch of Chance on Wednesday, October 11; Sarah Silverman’s I Love You America, launching Thursday, October 12; and season 2 of Freakish on Wednesday, October 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Girls star Lena Dunham will appear on season 7 of FX anthology series American Horror Story. “Always wanted to work together, and now we r!” tweeted AHS creator Ryan Murphy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) will guest in a story arc on Fox’s Empire, as a music icon who gave Lucious his start. Season launches Wednesday, September 27 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NYPD Blue alum Jimmy Smits landed a major role in a season 4 story arc on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder….Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) will star in HBO and BBC One drama Gentleman Jack, set in 1832 Halifax…Mitch Pileggi will be back as Walter Skinner for season 11 of Fox’s The X-Files….ShadowhuntersAlisha Wainwright was upped to series regular for season 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Evan Helmuth died July 17 of complications from a stroke. He was 40. In addition to film roles, Helmuth was known to television audiences for appearances on shows including on Alias, Bones and Battle Creek.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Girls Trip – Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe
Dunkirk – Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh
Valerian And The City of a Thousand Planets – Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer
Landline (Limited Release) – Jenny Slate, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, Amy Carlson, Ali Ahn
The Midwife (Limited Release) – Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire, Mylene Demongeot

NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday July 21, 2017
Fulton Mall/Metro Tech Fair (Brooklyn) – on Willoughby St. from Jay to Pearl St.

Saturday July 22, 2017
Hester St. Fair Presents: Games Day – Corner of Hester & Essex St. 11am – 6pm http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/events/game-day/
Body Painting Day – Washington Square Park, 5th Ave. & Washington Square North https://humanconnectionarts.org/nycbd/
Times Square Summer Fair – on Broadway from 47th – 57th St.
60th St. Festival – from 5th Ave. to Madison Ave.
OZY Fest – Ramsey Playfield, Central Park, 71st St. Mid-Park http://www.ozy.com/ozyfest

Sunday July 23, 2017
6th Ave. Summer Fair – from 34th St. – 42nd St.
Vanderbilt Y Lexington Ave. Festival – on Lexington Ave. from 42nd – 51st St.

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $248 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

www.NYLottery.org

POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $205 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

www.NYLottery.org

CHESTER BENNINGTON (LINKIN PARK) HAS DIED

July 20, 2017

CHESTER BENNINGTON (LINKIN PARK) HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/20/linkin-park-singer-chester-bennington-dead-commits-suicide/

RYAN SEACREST FINALLY LANDS NEW “AMERICAN IDOL” GIG

July 20, 2017

RYAN SEACREST FINALLY LANDS NEW “AMERICAN IDOL” GIG
http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/20/ryan-seacrest-returning-american-idol-host/

USHER RAYMOND ALLEGEDLY PAID A WOMAN $1.1 MILLION AFTER INFECTING HER WITH HERPES IN 2012

July 20, 2017

USHER RAYMOND ALLEGEDLY PAID A WOMAN $1.1 MILLION AFTER INFECTING HER WITH HERPES IN 2012
http://people.com/music/usher-million-dollar-herpes-settlement/

http://www.bet.com/celebrities/news/2017/07/20/usher-tameka-foster.html

KEVIN HART LAUGHS OFF ALLEGATIONS HE CHEATED ON PREGNANT WIFE ENIKO PARRISH

July 20, 2017

KEVIN HART LAUGHS OFF ALLEGATIONS HE CHEATED ON PREGNANT WIFE ENIKO PARRISH
http://www.eonline.com/news/868053/kevin-hart-laughs-off-allegations-he-cheated-on-pregnant-wife-eniko-parrish

STEVIE WONDER QUIETLY MARRIES LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND TOMEEKA ROBYN BRACY IN LAVISH WEDDING AT THE HOTEL BEL AIR IN LOS ANGELES

July 20, 2017

STEVIE WONDER QUIETLY MARRIES LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND TOMEEKA ROBYN BRACY IN LAVISH WEDDING AT THE HOTEL BEL AIR IN LOS ANGELES
http://www.eonline.com/news/861692/stevie-wonder-quietly-marries-longtime-girlfriend-in-lavish-wedding-report

CELEBRITY NEWS: JULY 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

CELEBRITY NEWS: JULY 20, 2017
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Ben Simmons (1st NBA Draft Pick 2016) – 21 years old
Paige Hurd (Everybody Hates Chris) – 25 years old
Scout LaRue Willis (Bruce & Demi Moore’s Daughter) – 26 years old
Julianne Hough (Dancing With The Stars) – 29 years old
John Francis Daley (Freaks And Geeks) – 32 years old
Gisele Bundchen (Model) – 37 years old
Ray Allen (former NBA Player) – 42 years old
Judy Greer (Archer/ “Ant-Man”) – 42 years old
Simon Rex (former MTV VJ) – 43 years old
Omar Epps (House M.D.) – 44 years old
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) – 46 years old
Josh Holloway (Lost) – 48 years old
Terri Irwin (wife of The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin) – 53 years old
Donna Dixon (Bosom Buddies) – 60 years old
Carlos Santana (Guitarist) – 70 years old
Kim Carnes (Pop Singer) – 72 years old
Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones/ The Avengers TV Show) – 79 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV

July 20, 2017

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/20/17)
DISNEY XD: ESL Brawlers (Premiere) at 10pm
FUSION: Laughs (Premiere) at 7pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop Atlanta (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Desert Flippers (Premiere) at 11pm
ID: Bad Blood (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV2: Shinesty (Premiere) at 8pm
MTV2: Vidiots (Premiere) at 8:30pm
POP: Swole-Mates (Premiere) at 10pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Beach Bites with Katie Lee (Finale) at 10pm

Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive are talking merger, according to numerous reports, reviving a discussion that ended in 2014. Combining the companies, with strong nonfiction brands like Discovery, TLC, HGTV and Food Network, as well as ratings and advertising growth, could offer more leverage in carriage negotiations, as well as make for a robust nonfiction OTT offering. It’s also being reported that Viacom is in talks with Scripps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central’s @midnight is coming to an end Friday, August 4, after 600 episodes. The late-nighter has averaged between 400,000-490,000 total viewers, delivering 250,000-300,000 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Independent Filmmaker Project will present over 35 television, digital, web and app-based series at the 39th annual IFP Film Week September 17-21, 2017 in Brooklyn. Expect controversy. “Our serialized content slate this year is both provocative and political,” says IFP executive director Joana Vicente. “While we’ve always helped those with bold, controversial and risk-taking stories to tell, we are particularly focused this year on giving voice to those artists no matter what medium the message takes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Those Doctor Who fans complaining about the next Doctor being a woman? The BBC is having none of it. “Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has been central to the program,” said the BBC in a statement. “The continual input of fresh ideas and new voices across the cast and the writing and production teams has been key to the longevity of the series.” As for Jodie Whittaker, “She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Next up for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of Game of Thrones, is HBO: Confederate, an alt-history drama set in a world where the south successfully seceded from the union. Benioff and Weiss will write as well as showrun. Also onboard as exec producers and writers are Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Justified) and Malcolm Spellman (Empire); Game of ThronesCarolyn Strauss and Bernadette Caulfield will exec produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV ordered over 50 new episodes of Beach HuntersLakefront Bargain Hunt and Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation, slated to air in 2018. “HGTV’s fantasy lifestyle programming works so well because it attracts viewers who aspire to one day own an idyllic vacation home,” said John Feld, SVP, original programming and production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. “And that’s pretty much all of us.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A TV version of mobile word game Words with Friends is in the works, with MGM Television and Zygna collaborating on the project. “The interactive social experience of Words With Friends makes it the perfect mobile game for us to bring to primetime, following our success with Beat Shazam on Fox,” said MGM president of unscripted television Barry Poznick. “Playing Words is a daily ritual for some of the biggest names in Hollywood and we’ve created the perfect format to capture their competitiveness and creative wordplay.” It’s not just Hollywood players getting in the game – since its 2009 launch, Words With Friends has been installed over 200 million times.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon landed Homecoming, a drama based on the fictional podcast, from Universal Cable Productions. The political thriller starring Julia Roberts got a two-season straight-to-series order. Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) is among the exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Metro-Goldwyn Mayer has plucked the assets of Evolution Media, producer of Real Housewives series, among others, to fold into MGM’s TV division. Founder and CEO Doug Ross will be president of the new business, while Alex Baskin, EVP of programming and developing, becomes president of programming and development. “Doug and Alex have been creating and producing hit series for decades,” said Mark Burnett, president of MGM’s Television Group & Digital. “These guys have talent and drive and will help our MGM Television ‘hit machine’ to continue to grow and grow.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Revolt placed an order for hip hop series Drink Champs, based on the podcast, that will deliver new episodes over the next year. Season 2 launches Thursday, July 27 at 10p, with special guest star LL Cool J. “We started out as an audio only podcast that became visual on the internet and now we’ve transformed it into a successful television show that shares our podcast with an even bigger audience,” said co-host DJ EFN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yesterday, rebranded Oxygen moved to a full-time true crime slate. But is ID trying to take the air out of Oxygen’s launch? On Saturday, July 22 ID is airing a repeat of O.J. Simpson Trial: The Real Story at 5p, ahead of Oxygen’s The Jury Speaks: O.J. Simpson at 9p. Sunday brings a re-airing of Barbara Walters Presents Michael Jackson: The Man in the Mirror at 5p, before Oxygen’s The Jury Speaks: Michael Jackson at 9p. Same deal with George Zimmerman true crime shows on Monday and twin Robert Dursts on Tuesday. Let the true crime games begin….
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Hunt with John Walsh will air on HLN for season 4, launching Sunday, July 30 at 8p. Season 3 was simulcast on HLN and Turner sib CNN. The show is “a perfect fit for HLN with our emphasis on mysteries and investigations in primetime,” said Ken Jautz, EVP, CNN. Episodes will stream live for subscribers on CNNgo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns for season 8, and its 100th episode, on October 22. The zombie drama resumed production on July 17, 5 days after the on-set death of stuntman John Bernecker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s Greenleaf is back for its second season with a 2-night premiere on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 at 10p. The mega-church drama settles into its regular Wednesay-at-10p slot the following week. New docu-series Black Love, asking the question, “What does it take to make a marriage work?”, arrives Tuesday, August 29 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paige Davis is returning as host of TLC’s revival of Trading Spaces, for a new season launching in 2018. The design series originally ran on TLC and Discovery Home from 2000-2008.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV acquired Australian drama series Newton’s Law, to start streaming to North American audiences in fall 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aspire picked up The Hughleys and In Living Color in an agreement with Fox Studios. The Hughleys premieres Saturday, August 5 with a marathon from 12p-1a; In Living Color binge-launches Monday, September 4 from 12p-1a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A SoCal auto restoration shop is the setting for new Velocity series RMD Garage, launching Wednesday, August 2 at 9p. Look for a 1958 Chevy Apache Dream Catcher, a 1962 Bel Air Bubbletop, a 1957 Lincoln Continental and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mark, Donnie and Paul make a deal to open 300 new restaurant locations in the new season of Wahlburgers, launching Wednesday, August 9 at 9p and 9:30p on A&E.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand-up comedy series Laughs launches on Fusion tonight at 7p, introducing hopeful “next big things” as they tour the country.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ian Anthony Dale was promoted to series regular, and Meaghan Rath (Being Human) and Beulah Koale (Thank You for Your Service) were added to the season 8 cast of CBS’s Hawaii Five-0, launching Friday September 29 at 9p. The drama lost original cast members Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park after contract negotiations fell apart last month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crackle drama series The Oath cast actors for three recurring roles: Sarah Dumont (Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse), Billy Malone (Santa Clarita Diet) and Aaron Abrams (Hannibal). The series, set to debut in 2018, is in production in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mykelti Williamson is joining the season 5 cast of NBC’s Chicago P.D. in a role he created as a guest star in season 4….Steven Krueger jumps from recurring to series regular on season 5 of CW’s The Originals….Zoe McLellan (NCIS: New Orleans) landed  a series regular role on the sophomore run of ABC’s Designated Survivor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC News is launching a daily news show, Stay Tuned, exclusively for Snapchat. The companies will split ad revenue from the shows, airing at 7a and 4p on weekdays and 1p on weekends. About 2 ½ minutes in length, episodes will be aimed at viewers younger than the traditional news demo. NBCUni made a $500 million strategic investment in Snap as part of the Snapchat parent’s IPO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

20th Century Fox Television will add nearly 3000 episodes to Hulu’s coffers with an expansive deal that makes the streamer home to the full libraries of M*A*SH, NYPD Blue, How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice, Bones and Glee and more. It’s the latest of several agreements between the companies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage on Univision networks reached 19.9 million Total Viewers 2+ and 9.1 million A18-49. Through the first 15 Gold Cup matches, UCI averaged 1.2 million Total Viewers 2+ and 631,000 A18-49, while UDN ended the first half of 2017 as the No. 4 sports network in primetime among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER

July 19, 2017

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER
http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/19/john-mccain-diagnosed-with-brain-cancer/

JADA PINKETT SMITH SAYS SHE WAS A DRUG DEALER BACK IN HER TUPAC DAYS

July 19, 2017

JADA PINKETT SMITH SAYS SHE WAS A DRUG DEALER BACK IN HER TUPAC DAYS
http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/19/jada-pinkett-smith-drug-dealer-tupac/

MORE REVEALING INFO
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