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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE/ CASTING CALL

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/8/16)
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Building Off The Grid (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: HGTV Smart Home 2016 (Premiere) at 11pm
NAT. GEO.: Port Protection (Premiere) at 10pm
REELZ: William and Kate: The Journey (Premiere) at 10pm and 11pm
SYFY: 12 Monkeys (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Hotel Impossible (Premiere) at 10pm
AMC: Better Call Saul (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Supergirl (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Crazy Ex- Girlfriend (Finale) at 8pm
ID: Deadly Demands (Finale) at 9pm

Fox primetime special Megyn Kelly Presents has been moved up to Tuesday, May 17 from May 23. It will be the first in a series of specials starring Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File host, whose FNC show on Wednesday drew 2.2 million viewers as she described her recent meeting with Donald Trump. “Mr. Trump and I discussed the possibility of an interview. And I hope we will have news to announce soon,” said Kelly. Coupled, a new dating show from Mark Burnett, will follow the May 17 special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For your consideration: Showtime is offering Television Academy members a free subscription through its stand-alone streaming service. All of Showtime’s Emmy-eligible programming, including newcomers Billions and The Circus, will be featured in advertising encouraging Academy members to vote. Freebie lasts through June 30.  Showtime will also once again have a dedicated awards site for screening programs, and is hosting a series of panel events for Television Academy and Guild members in LA and NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is airing an extended, 90-minute version of Adele Live in New York City on Friday, May 6 at 8p. The show’s December 14 telecast averaged a 3.7 rating among A18-49 and 13.8 million viewers in Live+7, NBC’s most-watched concert special in 13 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chosen for the 2015 Television Academy Honors are A&E reality show Born This Way, HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Showtime’s Homeland, Cinemax’s The Knick, Smithsonian Channel doc Mississippi Inferno and Netflix film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom. Event hosted by Dana Delany will be held in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, June 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land gave a 10-episode order for Throwing Shade, based on the podcast and Funny or Die series. The political and pop culture late nighter is slated to premiere in the 11p timeslot in January 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Happy City, from comedy group Extremely Decent and Dan Harmon (Community), has been put in development at FX. Project centered on a young taxi and his fire truck and helicopter pals  is described as Thomas the Tank Engine for adults.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon is offering an eco-friendly episode of The HALO Effect on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 at 8:30p. “Purses for Primates” feature a high school senior who helped endangered orangutans by collecting used handbags to resell at fundraisers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also getting onboard for Earth Day is KCETLink Media Group, with an exploration of the Salton Sea Crisis. Documentary Breaking Point chronicles the rising levels of toxicity in California’s largest lake on Friday, April 22 at 4p on Link TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate International Jazz Day on Saturday, April 30 by hosting ABC special Jazz at the White House. Performers include Chick Corea, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall and Sting, to name just a few.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America limited series Thirteen debuts Thursday, June 23 at 10p, sliding into Orphan Black’s timeslot. Story focuses on a girl who escapes from being held captive for 13 years, returning to a family that had given up on ever seeing her again.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Best-selling author Eddie Huang hosts Huang’s World, debuting on Viceland Thursday, April 28 at 10p. Huang will be “drinking burgundy in Burgundy, eating anciently in Istanbul, and dropping lines like ‘the politics is in the plate,’” says the net.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lamorne Morris (New Girl) checks into syndicated talker The Doctors today, where topics include fat shaming, working in the food service and butt cheeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It didn’t offer much beyond a date (Saturday, April 23  at 9p), but a preview posted on HBO and Beyonce’s social media platforms over the weekend teased a world premiere event called “Lemonade.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC renewed Fear the Walking Dead for a third season. The zombie drama’s season two premiere delivered 8.8 million total viewers, including 5.3 million among A18-49 in Live+3. Airing Sundays at 9p, the series ranks number two on cable and number seven in all of television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network freshman Cooks vs. Cons will be back for another season. The competition pitting home cooks against professionals has seen double digit increases across both A25-54 and A25-34 versus year-ago, as well as 17 percent in-show growth during the first half of its six-episode run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel ordered a fourth season of drama When Calls the Heart, slated to begin production in Vancouver this summer. No surprise there  the season three final earned a 2.6 HH rating and 3 million total viewers in Live+3, becoming the highest-rated episode in the series’ history. The Sunday, April 10 debut also became the series’ most-watched episode in all demos, and in its 9p time period, elevated Hallmark to rank as the second-most-watched cable net among HHs and total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tone Bell (Truth Be Told) landed a role in CBS hybrid comedy pilot My Time/Your Time, from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Frankie Adams (New Zealand’s Shortland Street) has been cast in Syfy space drama The Expanse, based on the best-selling book series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ethan Suplee (My Name Is Earl) joins Hulu psychological drama Chance in a series regular role. House’s Hugh Laurie is already onboard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keith Rennie has been cast in a series regular role on season two of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, about an America in which Nazis rule.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC mini-series When We Rise, about the gay rights movement, welcomes Rafael de la Fuente (Empire).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN’s Democratic debate on Thursday delivered 5.5 million viewers and 1.7 million among A25-54. The most-watched Democratic face-off so far this election season was CNN’s in October, with 16 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s new Strong started in its regular Thursday timeslot with .8/3 among A18-49, down from 1.0 for a post-The Voice preview on Wednesday. The net’s Game of Silence also scored .8/3 in the demo, down from 1.5 from a post-The Voice Tuesday peek. The Blacklist, on the other hand, was up two tenths with 1.4/5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Naked and Afraid had its highest ratings since last May with 1.87 P25-54 and 3.1 million total viewers P2+ in L+3. For the fifth straight week, the show was Sunday’s number one unscripted cable telecast (excluding sports programming and talk shows) across all key men 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Jungle Book – $103.6 million
Barbershop: The Next Cut – $20.2 million
The Boss – $10.2 million
Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice – $9 million
Zootopia – $8.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

CASTING CALL
Sean De Simone Casting and global luxury skin care brand Paula’s Choice is casting a Brand Rep (Male or Female) to sell on QVC.In search of Beauty Expert, TV Host or performer/personality with strong beauty background/interest. Must be located w/in 2 hour drive from Philadelphia to be considered. Photo, Resumes and links to beautyhostcasting@gmail.com (4/23)
(Source: Cynopsis)

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