FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

May 24, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/24/17)
FOOD: Bakers vs. Fakers (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Project Impossible (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: Big & Little (Premiere) at 10pm
VELOCITY: Speed Is The New Black (Premiere) at 8pm
VICELAND: Moltissimo (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Survivor (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Arrow (Finale) at 8pm
CW: The 100 (Finale) at 9pm
DIY: Stone House Revival (Finale) at 9:30pm
FOX: Shots Fired (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Empire (Finale) at 9pm
FXX: Archer (Finale) at 10pm
MTV: Are You The One: Second Chances (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Finale) at 9pm

NBC canceled Chicago Justice after one season. The Dick Wolf procedural averaged a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 6.1 million viewers. Wolf’s still in business with NBC: In addition to 3 other Chicago series, as well as Law & Order: SVU, the producer will have anthology series Law & Order True Crime on the schedule next season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After Sunday’s 2-episode premiere of Twin Peaks, an offer of episodes 3 and 4 to subscribers of its streaming service led to the biggest day and weekend of signups ever, said Showtime. “In the world that we live in now, offering original programming that attracts new subscribers is our primary business objective,” said Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins. “By that standard, the Twin Peaks premiere is the biggest single-night driver we’ve ever had.” Going by ratings, the debut drew 506,000 viewers and a .2 rating among A18-49 in Live+SD Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The FCC said it will not take action over complaints about the May 1 broadcast of CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, during which the host said the only thing President Trump’s mouth was good for is “being in Vladimir Putin’s c—holster.” (The offensive word was bleeped, and Colbert’s face blurred). “The Bureau has concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC’s rules,” said the FCC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more good news for The Late Show, it closed the broadcast season as the most-watched late night program among total viewers, with 3.195 million, the net’s first late night win since 1994-1995 (excluding the 2009-2010 season, when NBC replaced Tonight Show’s Conan O’Brien with Jay Leno midway through the season). Up 11%, Late Show was the only late night program to post year-to-year growth. NBC’s Tonight Show retained the demo crown, with an average .81 among A18-49, versus .58 for The Late Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scott McGillivray returns to DIY Network in new series Buyers Bootcamp with Scott McGillivray, greenlit for 10 episodes. McGillivray will partner with rookie investors to show ‘em how fixer-upping is done.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming-of-age thriller Hanna got a straight-to-series order from Amazon. Drama is based on the 2011 film co-written by David Farr (The Night Manager), who will write the adaptation for NBCUniversal International Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Strahan and his producing and business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini inked an exclusive overall production partnership with their company SMAC Entertainment and ITV America calling for them to create a range of unscripted projects for television, OTT and digital platforms, to be produced under the ITV America banner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America is partnering with Elisabeth Moss (Handmaid’s Tale) and Annapurna Television on developing period drama Fever, based on Mary Beth Keane’s novel of the same name. Limited series is set to star Moss, who additionally holds the rights to the novel and will serve as an executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central ordered 7 more episodes of The President Show, created by and starring Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump. That brings the order for the Thursday late nighter to 15 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Flip or Flop Atlanta makes its debut on HGTV Thursday, July 20 at 9p, tackling a bargain-priced split level home with an unsightly exterior. Franchise extender follows Flip or Flop and Flip or Flop Vegas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another spin-off, TLC’s 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is back for season 2 on Sunday, June 25 at 8p, as couples face reality when the honeymoon’s over. New digital series 90 Day Fiance: What Now?, following couples from the franchise that didn’t get past their “I do’s”, will stream on TLC.com and the TLC Go App.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reno, Set, Go! launches on Discovery Family on Monday, June 19 at 10p. Renovation series rewards families facing tough times with a covert room makeover designed just for them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laws of physics are put to the test in new Science Channel series, Outrageous Acts of Danger, launching Wednesday, June 21 at 10p. “These jaw-dropping experiments should not be tried at home!” warns net GM Marc Etkind.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of State Plate premieres on INSP Friday, August 11 at 7p, as part of the net’s “Destination Fridays” programming. Season 5 American Idol champ Taylor Hicks returns as host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery and MLB Network are teaming for the first time for a two-night special that has Discovery’s Diesel Brothers, Heavy D and Diesel Dave, tricking out a Chevy for Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera with an assist from Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and All-Star Carlos Pena. Diesel Brothers: The Doubleheader airs Monday, June 19 at 9p and Thursday, June 22 at 9p on Discovery, and in Spanish on Discovery Espanol on June 19 and 26 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Life ’s 8th annual “Psych Week” programming event, in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month, kicks off Monday, May 29 at 8p with Born Schizophrenic: Jani’s Next Chapter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Who Killed Angie Dodge? Keith Morrison Investigates offers an update on the case of murder suspect Chris Tapp, following his emotional release from prison in March. Two-hour special from Peacock Productions, including an interview with Tapp conducted 3 weeks after he became a free man, airs Monday, May 29 at 8p on ID.
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey Network will air all 85 episodes of Incredible Hulk beginning Memorial Day Weekend, hosted for 4 straight days by Lou Ferrigno starting Friday, May 26 at 4p. Beginning on Tuesday, May 30 the series will air every weekday from 1p-4p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Red Nose Day party keeps getting bigger. Bryan Cranston, Mindy Kaling, Matt Lauer, Rachel McAdams, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Al RokerBen Stiller and Kenan Thompson have beed added to the roster of stars participating in NBC’s third annual special to benefit Red Nose Day, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty, on Thursday, May 25 at 10p. Comedian Chris Hardwick is hosting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Earth’ s 6-part short-form series Sea Turtle Rescue follows the rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles at the South Carolina Aquarium. Episodes are available to stream on Smithsonian Earth on Apple, Roku, Amazon and at SmithsonianEarthTV.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In new digital series James Corden’s Next James Corden, debuting as a Snapchat Show on Snap Inc.’s Snapchat Discover platform this fall, the Late Late Show host will oversee a fictional reality competition to find a successor. (Repeat, fictional – Corden’s not going anywhere.) Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe will serve as executive producers of the series, from CBS Interactive in partnership with Fulwell 73, and in association with CBS Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat is also launching its first daily news show this fall. NBC News will produce the segments, 4-5 minutes in length.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Special Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey premieres on PBS Kids stations and the 24/7 channel on Wednesday, July 26, part of PBS’ Summer of Adventure. Three-night live natural history event Wild Alaska Live airs Sundays, July 23-30 and Wednesday, July 26 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production has begun on DC Super Hero Girls, an animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation based on characters from DC Entertainment. Series premieres on Cartoon Network next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon gave the greenlight for season 12 of SpongeBob SquarePants. New episodes arrive in 2019, just in time for the series’ 20th anniversary year. The Bikini Bottom crew make up the number one animated show for kids 2-11 and 6-11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Billy Ray Cyrus and Kelsea Ballerini will guest on new Blaze and the Monster Machines “Wild Wheels” specials on Nickelodeon. “Animal Island” premieres Monday, May 29 at 12p, followed by “Toucan Do It!” on Wednesday, May 31 at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

People/Entertainment Network original series Dirty Laundry starts streaming tomorrow, May 25. InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown hosts the bi-weekly chatfest set in a laundry room.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The trailer for CBS’s upcoming Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon has been viewed over 22 million times on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube since its debut May 17. The comedy premieres in a special time period Monday, September 25 at 8:30p, moving to Thursdays at 8:30p on November 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC won the final Monday of the season and hit its highest ratings on the night since March, with 10.4 million viewers and a 1.8/7 rating among A18-49 for night 1 of the Dancing With the Stars finale, and 5.7 million viewers and a 1.8/6 in the demo for the season premiere of The Bachelorette.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second week of Live with Kelly & Ryan dipped 12% but held onto second place among talkers with a 2.2 HH rating, behind Dr. Phil (3.3) but ahead of Ellen DeGeneres (2.1). Dr. Oz was down 8% to match a series low 1.1, down 21% from last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday’s premiere of The Wizard of Lies, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie and Ruth Madoff, delivered 1.5 million viewers for its 8p linear debut, a number than ballooned to 2.4 million with replays on cable and HBO GO/NOW.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday night finale of Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet posted a .9 P25-54 rating (810,000 IMP), up 30% vs. a year ago and ranking #3 for its time slot across cable. The 6-week stunt averaged a .8 P25-54 rating (730,000 IMP), up 23% vs. last year, and was viewed by more than 20 million people (P2+). Ranking No. 2 for the 8p. time slot, Food Network Star’s Comeback Kitchen launched with a .7 P25-54 rating (660,000 IMP), up 14% vs. a year ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Sir Roger Moore died May 23 after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. Before playing James Bond in seven 007 films between 1973 and 1985, Moore starred in TV shows including Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, Maverick and The Saint.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress and philanthropist Dina Merrill died May 22 of Lewy Body dementia. She was 93. Along with numerous film roles, Merrill guested on television shows including Bonanza, Mission: Impossible and The Odd Couple.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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KATY PERRY SAYS SHE’S READY TO END HER “BEEF” WITH TAYLOR SWIFT ON LATE LATE SHOW PRIMETIME SPECIAL

May 23, 2017

KATY PERRY SAYS SHE’S READY TO END HER “BEEF” WITH TAYLOR SWIFT ON LATE LATE SHOW PRIMETIME SPECIAL
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KATY PERRY SAYS SHE IS PROUD OF HER “AMERICAN IDOL” SALARY

May 23, 2017

KATY PERRY SAYS SHE IS PROUD OF HER “AMERICAN IDOL” SALARY
http://www.tmz.com/2017/05/23/katy-perry-paid-more-than-men-american-idol-judge/

CHUCK D (PUBLIC ENEMY) IS SUING A PRODUCTION COMPANY

May 23, 2017

CHUCK D (PUBLIC ENEMY) IS SUING A PRODUCTION COMPANY
http://www.tmz.com/2017/05/23/chuck-d-suing-company-producing-public-enemy-documentary/

ROGER MOORE HAS DIED

May 23, 2017

ROGER MOORE HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2017/05/23/roger-moore-dead-james-bond/

CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 23, 2017
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Kelly Monaco (Soap Opera Star) – 41 years old
Jewel (Pop Singer) – 43 years old
Maxwell (R&B Singer) – 44 years old
Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) – 59 years old
Lea DeLaria (Orange Is The New Black) – 59 years old
John Quinones (Host of ABC’s What Would You Do?) – 65 years old
Linda Thompson (Ex-Wife of Bruce Jenner & David Foster) – 67 years old
Joan Collins (Dynasty/ E!”s The Royals) – 84 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS

May 23, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 5/23/17)
ABC: Downward Dog (Premiere) at 8pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Maine Cabin Masters (Premiere) at 8pm
SCIENCE: Unearthed (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Dancing With The Stars (Finale) at 8:30pm
BOUNCE TV: Mann & Wife (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: Bull (Finale) at 9pm
CW: The Flash (Finale) at 8pm
DIY: Backyard Goldmine (Finale) at 10:30pm
FOX: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Finale) at 8pm
HGTV: Home Town (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: Great News (Finale) at 8:30pm
NBC: The Voice (Finale) at 9pm

Megyn Kelly ’s newsmagazine show has a premiere date on NBC: June 4 at 7p, opposite CBS’s venerable 60 Minutes. Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly will have a limited run in summer, returning after Sunday Night Football and the Winter Olympics end in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata is exiting the NBC sketch comedy show after 4 seasons. Zamata joins Bobby Moynihan, leaving after 9 seasons, and Vanessa Bayer, departing after 7. Zamata was the first black woman cast on SNL since Maya Rudolph left in 2007.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One person not going anywhere is CBS Corp. chairman, president and CEO Les Moonves, who inked a 2-year extension to his current term, through June 30, 2021. Moonves’ salary remains at its current level, and in addition to performance-based incentives the agreement provides for the exec to become a senior advisor to the company for an additional 5 years, with an option to establish a production company under CBS’s auspices. Moonves joined CBS in 1995 as president of entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom is among programmers in “very advanced discussions” for an entertainment-only TV bundle in the $10-$20/month range that would arrive this year, said CEO Bob Bakish at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston. “We fundamentally believe a lower price offer would be very compelling,” said the exec.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network renewed Ben 10 for a second season. Since its April launch, the animated series has reached nearly 41 million viewers across linear, mobile and VOD platforms. In addition to new aliens, season 2 will include new console and mobile games, as well as other immersive experiences.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Weinstein Company acquired Guantanamo, from Oliver Stone and Daniel Voll, focused on the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. “Oliver and I are excited about creating an immersive, highly cinematic series, filled with twists and turns, that explores the dark side of how America prosecutes its war on terror,” said Voll.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID ’s Who Killed Angie Dodge? Keith Morrison Investigates premieres Monday, May 29 at 8p. Two-hour special follows the Dateline NBC correspondent’s fight to free Chris Tapp, released from prison after being resentenced to murder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A stand-alone special episode of A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath will air Monday, May 29 at 9p. In 2-hour Merchants of Fear, Remini and Mike Rinder will explore the historical relationship between the Church of Scientology and its critics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Directors Guild of America will hold its 70th annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton. TV, commercial and documentary nominees will be announced January 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The HGTV Lodge returns to the 2017 CMA Music Festival from Thursday, June 8-Sunday, June 11, in Nashville, offering festival-goers live musical performances by artists including Keith Urban, Darius Rucker and Maren Morris as well as special appearances by HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers), Mina Starsiak and Karen E Laine(Good Bones) and Dave and Kortney Wilson (Masters of Flip). Great American Country’s Suzanne Alexander will serve as Lodge emcee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Highlights of IFC Center’s Split Screens Festival include presentations of the 2017 Legacy Award, sponsored by AMC Networks, to actress/director Lee Grant, and the Vanguard Award to David Chase, for his work on The Sopranos. Event takes place in NYC from June 2-8. The Festival also includes events centered on USA’s The Sinner, Amazon’s Sneaky Pete and The Man In the High Castle and NBC’s Hannibal, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNet Movies ’ “Totally 80s Month” will be hosted by GremlinsJudge Reinhold and feature a different 80s film every night in June at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s Alone returns for season 4 on Thursday, June 15 at 10p with a twist. This time around, 7 teams of 2 will be dropped miles apart with the goals of locating their partners, as well as surviving in brutal territory as long as they can stand it. As in the past, experiences will be self-documented.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is now offering a sample of upcoming drama I’m Dying Up Here to non-subscribers for free on YouTube and SHO.com, as well as multiple streaming providers’ devices. Official debut of the series from Jim Carrey is Sunday, June 4 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC yesterday launched a Snapchat version of upcoming competition series World of Dance. World of Dance on Snapchat will include 8 episodes, and feature Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Parent show premieres on NBC Tuesday, May 30 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hugh Grant will star in BBC One 3-parter A Very English Scandal. The Love Actually star will play Jeremy Thorpe, the first British politician in modern times to stand trial for conspiracy and incitement to murder. It’s Grant’s first British TV role since an episode of BBC’s The Changeling in 1993.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katharine McPhee (Scorpion) will play Kathie Durst, who disappeared in 1982, opposite Daniel Gillies (The Originals) as twisted real estate heir Robert Durst, in Lifetime movie The Lost Wife of Robert Durst. Robert Durst was the subject of 2015 HBO docu-series The Jinx.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ’s Saturday Night Live had its most-watched season finale since 2011, averaging 8.3 million viewers and a primetime-topping 2.3 rating among A18-49 in Live+SD Nielsens. Overall, season 42 was SNL’s most-watched season in 23 years, with viewership peaking on February 11 with 10.8 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Opposite the Billboard Music Awards on ABC, the season 5 finale of CBS’s Elementary drew a season low 4.1 million viewers and matched a season low .5 among A18-49 on Sunday. The season ender of NBC’s Shades of Blue also tied series lows of 3.8 million viewers and .7 in the demo. ABC’s awards show delivered 7.7 million viewers and 2.3 among A18-49, down 21% and 28%, respectively, versus last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season one finale of Univision’s El Chapo reached 3.5 million total viewers 2+. The first co-production between Story House Entertainment (Univision’s development and production arm) and Netflix, which averaged 1.5 million total viewers 2+, 732,000 A18-49 and 302,000 A18-34, will return for season 2 in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MSNBC topped cable news nets last week in primetime with 2.44 million total viewers and 610,000 among A25-54. Fox News was second in viewers with 2.41 million, followed by 1.65 for CNN, but CNN ranked second in the news demo in primetime, with 588,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT ROCKED BY EXPLOSION IN ENGLAND

May 22, 2017

ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT ROCKED BY EXPLOSION IN ENGLAND
http://www.tmz.com/2017/05/22/ariana-grande-concert-explosions-manchester-england/

9 THINGS BILLY BUSH REVEALED IN HIS FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE LEWD TAPE SCANDAL AND TODAY SHOW EXIT

May 22, 2017

9 THINGS BILLY BUSH REVEALED IN HIS FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE LEWD TAPE SCANDAL AND TODAY SHOW EXIT
http://www.eonline.com/news/855588/9-things-billy-bush-revealed-in-his-first-interview-since-lewd-tape-scandal-and-today-exit

JAMES DEBARGE (JANET JACKSON’S EX-HUSBAND #1) CRASHES HEAD-ON, LEAVES THE SCENE

May 22, 2017

JAMES DEBARGE (JANET JACKSON’S EX-HUSBAND #1) CRASHES HEAD-ON, LEAVES THE SCENE
http://www.tmz.com/2017/05/22/janet-jackson-ex-husband-james-debarge-hit-and-run/