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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/3/16)
ANIMAL PLANET: Finding Bigfoot (Premiere) at 9pm
AXS TV: Hoff Off The Record (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Rush Hour (Premiere) at 10pm
CNBC: American Greed (Premiere) at 10pm
CNN: The Eighties (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: LogHeads (Premiere) at 11am
FX: Archer (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Extreme RV’s (Premiere) at 6pm
WORLD: TED Talks (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: Life in Pieces (Finale) at 8:30pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Extreme RV’s (Finale) at 11pm
NBC: You, Me and the Apocalypse (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Shades of Blue (Finale) at 10pm

Aaron Sorkin will helm a live presentation of A Few Good Men for NBC, set to air in early 2017. The creator of the network’s drama The West Wing also wrote A Few Good Men, which premiered on Broadway in 1989; three years later he adapted the play as a feature film. “I am thrilled that Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC to adapt and produce a live broadcast of his electrifying play A Few Good Men, which seems as timely as ever today,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. Set in 1986 and taking place in Washington, DC and the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, action centers on a military lawyer asked to defend three Marines on trial for murder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN’s Tuesday night GOP town hall became the most watched of the genre in cable news history in both overall audience and in the news demographic. An average of 3.3 million viewers watched, no doubt fueled by news just hours earlier that Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski turned himself in to police in Florida after being charged with battery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another media behemoth is taking measures to cut Upfront season costs: NBCUniversal will host a single Upfront event this year. The company’s broadcast presentation May 16 at Radio City Music Hall will now also comprise cable nets Bravo, CNBC, E!, Esquire, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, NBC Universo, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, Telemundo and USA. Last year Fox Broadcasting Co. rebranded its Upfront as Fox Networks Group and showcased the entire Fox portfolio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central greenlit nine new series across a range of formats including animation, sketch, stand-up, reality television and late night. They are: 7 Mins in Purgatory, Animal-Lolz, Bert’s Dreams, Deadliest Chef, Guber Pool, Messages From the Future, The Lounge, You’re Wrong and Untitled Late Night Series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central is taking a pass on a second season order for Moonbeam City, which puts an absurdist comedic lens on the sex-drenched crime dramas from the ‘80s. Series cast includes Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Banks, Will Forte and Kate Mara.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell stars in his first solo standup special, W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro, airing Friday, April 29 at 10p on Showtime. The special, directed by Morgan Spurlock and filmed before a live audience at the Roulette Theater in Brooklyn, is executive produced by Bell, Spurlock, Michele Armour and Jeremy Chilnick.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS, TNT and TruTV will air the iHeartRadio Awards this Sunday, April 3 at 8p. Taylor Swift will be honored with best tour award and is nominated in seven other categories. Performances by Iggy Azalea, G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha and host Jason Derulo have also been added to the mix that includes Zayn, DNCE, Fetty Wap, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion takes viewers behind the world conjured by Walt Disney Animation Studios for current feature film Zootopia in the new original documentary Imagining Zootopia, premiering Tuesday, April 5 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo will premiere The Story of God with Morgan Freeman on April 3 at 9p. Weekly episodes will probe lofty questions including: Who is God, why does evil happen and what happens when we die?
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of original medical drama Saving Hope premieres on ION Television on Tuesday, April 5 with 18 all-new episodes. Series ranks in the top five in HH, Total Viewers, A25-54, W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54 in its time period. Additionally, A25-54 has grown every month since its October 2015 debut, including by 17 percent in January 2016 when season 2 premiered.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network ordered fifth seasons of its animated series Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sheila Vand (Argo) is onboard as a series regular in Fox drama pilot 24: Legacy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Trevor Einhorn joins the cast of ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake, playing the heir to the resort in the Catskills where the story takes place.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jill Hennessy will recur in Fox drama Shots Fired, opposite Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hunt, Sanaa Lathan, Stephen James, Stephen Moyer and Will Patton. Series look at the aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2) joins the cast of ABC thriller The Catch, from Shonda RhimesShondaland, in a recurring role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Librarians exec producer Noah Wyle will reprise his role as Flynn Carsen in the TNT adventure series’ third season. Wyle will appear in six of the 10 season episodes, and direct two of them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthony Stewart Head (Dominion) has been cast on Freeform’s new original series Guilt in a recurring role as James Lahue, Grace and Natalie Atwood’s wealthy, charming stepfather with ties to murder victim Molly Ryan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More news about NBC’s planned Blacklist spinoff. Edi Gathegi, who’s been recurring on the show, will get a regular cast gig reprising his role as Matias Solomon opposite Famke Janssen and Ryan Eggold if the spinoff goes to series. Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable) has also been cast as a series regular.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jose Moreno Brooks scored a recurring role on Freeform comedy Baby Daddy. Brooks also recurs on NBC’s Telenovela.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 is the fastest-growing entertainment network of the top 25 cable channels for the quarter ended March 27, thanks to record double-digit ratings growth in both primetime and total day, according to the network. Total day ratings are up 29 percent versus 1Q15, while primetime ratings in the A18-49 demo increased 11 percent in the quarter and jumped 17 percent in A18-34. Its quarterly growth was propelled by franchises including Love & Hip Hop: New York, Mob Wives, Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood and Hit the Floor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce TV was up 24 percent in Primetime in Household delivery and up 32 percent in P2+ versus the year-ago 1Q. The quarter was the network’s best ever in the delivery of key adult demos P18-49 up 55 percent), W18-49 up 60 percent), P25-54 (up 46 percent) and W25-54 (up 47 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Crucible with Saoirse Ronan is opening on Broadway on Thursday March 31, 2016.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/crucible/

 

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