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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/9/16)
SPIKE: Guy’s Choice Awards: Perfect 10 at 9pm
A&E: Streets of Compton (Premiere) at 9pm
GSN: Winsanity (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Ladylike (Premiere) at 11pm
FOX: American Girl (Finale) at 8pm
SPIKE: Lip Sync Battle (Finale) at 8pm

The latest Viacom vamoose has Nickelodeon president of content development and production Russell Hicks checking out of the kids’ net after 18 years. Announcing Hicks’ decision to step down, Cyma Zarghami, president of Viacom’s Kids and Family Group, said, “The current temporary structure for our teams will remain in place while we regroup and formulate the right plan for going forward.” Last month, Michele Ganeless left her role as President of Viacom’s Comedy Central.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Between half and three quarters of C3 gross ratings points for P18-49 on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are generated by live or near-live programming, according to a study from MoffettNathanson. “Big picture, the broadcast networks have steadily become the home of live sports, news and reality competition,” said the report. “In other words, programming (and advertising) that is best consumed live.” And don’t tell Big Bang Theory, but, “The shift in consumption and programming patterns has all but killed the 30-minute sitcom with only 6 percent of GRPs now coming from that genre.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

DVR alert: The season six finale of HBO drama Game of Thrones, airing Sunday, June 26, will run a record 69 minutes. The June 19 installment, “The Battle of the Bastards,” will clock in a 60 minutes.
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FX ordered a comedy pilot written by and starring Cristin Milioti (Fargo) and Nina Pedrad (New Girl), as an entitled actress-turned-process server and her friend, “the Sheryl Sandberg of weed.” Milioti and Pedrad will exec produce along with RCG ProductionsRob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and 3 ArtsMichael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J. Simpson explores the friendship between Robert Kardashian and the man he helped defend against a double murder charge. Insider interviews include victim Ron Goldman’s sister Kim, a former correctional officer who befriended Simpson in prison, an AP reporter who covered the trial and a member of the defense “dream team” that got Simpson set free. Special airs Monday, June 13 at 9p on Reelz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity and Discovery roar into summer with 18 hours of Barrett-Jackson Live from the inaugural Northeast auction at Mohegan Sun, on Thursday, June 23-Saturday, June 25. Among the vehicles: a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro that Carolina Panther Greg Olsen will auction for charity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV celebrates Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19 with a mini-marathon of The Six Million Dollar Man, kicking off at 12p (check local listings). The 1970s series regularly airs on Cozi Wednesdays at 9p.
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Oxygen will air the TV premiere of Dateline NBC Presents: Conviction on Sunday, June 19 at 10p, as part of its weekend Crime Time programming block. Originally an 11-part digital documentary series, the special centers on New York State inmate Richard Rosario, who was convicted of a 1996 murder he insists he did not commit.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Performers on the 70th Annual Tony Awards, airing live from NYC Sunday, June 12 at 8p on CBS, include cast member from Hamilton (of course), Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; She Loves Me; School of Rock; Fiddler on the Roof; The Color Purple; Waitress; Bright Star and Spring Awakening, as well as Gloria Estefan and the cast of On Your Feet. The Late Late Show’s James Corden holds it all together as host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Universo celebrates the life of singer Selena with a presentation of the 1997 film Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez, at 8p, followed by a one-hour special featuring Selena’s concert at the Houston Astrodome, Siempre Selena, at 11p. One of the top Latin artists in the 1990s, Selena was murdered in 1995 at age 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is airing the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, honoring humanitarians, on Wednesday, June 22 at 8p. The event features performances and appearances by President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Janelle Monae, The Roots, Rainn Wilson and Randy Jackson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s regular time slot for Empire begins tonight at 9p. Back-to-back eps will air Thursdays from 8p-11p all summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music video network Music Choice is featuring an Essence Festival category on demand, with videos, playlists and artist vignettes from artists performing at the June 30-July event in New Orleans. The folder, available for free until July 3 on Music Choice On Demand, will also highlight performers from past years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, targeting Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States and Puerto Rico, presents two programming events, Un Saludo desde la Isla del Encanto and Unidos por Puerto Rico, celebrating the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and New York City on Sunday, June 12 at 8:30p and 9p. “On the second Sunday in June, Puerto Ricans organize parades as a sign of pride in their national identity,” explained Florentina Almonte, director of programming at HITN-TV. “These are very special occasions full of meaning for Puerto Ricans on and off the island.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Movie Channel pays tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali with presentations of his 1977 biopic The Greatest, based on Ali’s autobiography and starring Ali as himself, on Sunday, June 12 at 7p and 8:45p, Sunday June 19 at 12:20p and Saturday, June 25 at 1:25. Ali passed away June 3 at age 74.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce TV will air the Muhammad Ali procession and memorial service live and commercial  free from Louisville beginning at 9a on Friday, June 10. Between the procession and the service, scheduled for 2p, Bounce will air The Greatest. Special tributes to Ali will also air during Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Sunday, June 12 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on the ground in Louisville will be ESPN, which has moved its coverage of the European soccer championships to ESPN2 so it can air Ali’s memorial service live. President Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel and Billy Crystal are among those scheduled to speak.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel is honoring Ali with multiple encore presentations of Lives That Changed the World: Muhammad Ali, featuring stories from people close to the boxer, and Sports Detective: Ali’s Gold Medal, about the fate of Ali’s 1960 Rome Olympics medal. Lives airs tonight at 8p, tomorrow, June 10 at 5p and 9p, Saturday, June 11 at 3p and Sunday, June 12 at 5p; Detectives airs tomorrow, June 10 at 4p, 6p and 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One is pre-empting its regularly scheduled programming on Friday, June 10, to broadcast live the Ali memorial service. Beginning at 2p, News One Now host Roland S. Martin will report from the show’s Washington, D.C. studios. At 7p, the net will air a special encore presentation of the one-hour documentary, Muhammad Ali: Fighting Spirit.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen greenlit four new series aimed a millennial women: competitions Last Squad Standing and The Battle of the Ex Besties; docu-comedy Unprotected, about a family raising two teenagers in and out of the witness protection program, and Three Days to Live, part of the net’s true crime programming block, focused on the critical 72 hours after someone is abducted.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel’s Mysteries at the Museum returns Friday, July 1 at 9p with 13 new episodes investigating artifacts that inspired momentous events. This go-round, history explorer Don Wildman takes a look at a compass tied to fictional character Indiana Jones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FYI social experiment Married at First Sight is back for season four on Tuesday, July 26 at 9p. Over 30,000 singles applied to get legally married to a stranger; six made the cut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arnold Schwarzenegger will take his seat as Celebrity Apprentice host on Monday, January 2 at 8p on NBC  whether or not Donald Trump wants his old job back, apparently. The reality show, moving to LA for season eight, will include boardroom advisors Warren Buffett, Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba and Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET docu-series Music Moguls, focused on the lives of impresarios Birdman, Damon Dash, Jermaine Dupri and Snoop Dogg, debuts Tuesday, June 28 at 9p. Action ranges from building empires to dealing with college-bound kids.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Rispoli (Feed the Beast) and Natalie Paul (Show Me a Hero) landed series regular roles in upcoming HBO porn industry drama Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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Adam Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) has joined the cast of CBS’s Criminal Minds as a season 12 series regular. Rodriguez will help fill the void left by original cast member Shemar Moore.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lea Michele (Glee) will play the female lead in Hulu sci-fi anthology Dimension 404, opposite Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill). Ryan Lee (Trophy Wife) will star in a stand-alone episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will star in Syfy’s Blood Drive, as a former cop in a near-apocalyptic future LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The May 30 episode of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Dallas hit a series high among all key demos, including 866,000 P18-49, 984,000 P25-54 and 1.5 million total viewers in Live+3. The net’s Below Deck Mediterranean (May 31) also hit series highs, with 940,000 P18-49, 1.1 million P25-54 and 1.8 million total viewers. The streak continued with June 1’s The Real Housewives of New York City, with a season high 1.24 million P18-49 and 1.5 million P25-54, and Million Dollar Listing New York boasting its most-watched (P2+) episode ever, up 11 percent versus the week prior with 1.9 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Fox News Channel historical reenactment series Legends & Lies premiered Sunday to 1.439 total viewers (up 39 percent versus the season one debut) and 202,000 among A25-54 (up 96 percent). CNN’s Parts Unknown delivered 570,000 viewers with 197,000 among A25-54, while MSNBC’s Place for Politics drew 442,000 viewers and 94,000 in the news demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Super Tuesday, however, it was CNN’s turn at the top. The news net drew 829,000 viewers among A25-54 in primetime as results from six states came in, versus 466,000 for MSNBC and 458,000 for Fox News Channel. In total viewers, it was FNC 2.53 million, CNN 2.41 million and MSNBC 2.05 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judge Judy (7.2) topped syndication in the May 2016 sweep, up 7 percent versus last May, while Live With Kelly (up 7 percent to 3.1) posted its best May ratings in nine years, despite the exit of co-host Michael Strahan midway through the month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Family Feud grabbed the game show crown in May with 7.1, up 18 percent from last year, when it placed third. Wheel of Fortune (6.4, down 2 percent) slipped to second place.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fluffy Breaks Even wrapped season two on Fuse having reached 3.8 million total viewers in Live+7. The show was a key driver in the net’s 2Q16 growth versus 2015, including a 113 percent increase in A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Motown The Musical re-opens on Sunday July 12, 2016.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/motown/

Cats re-opens on Monday July 13, 2016.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/cats-broadway/

Blackbird closes on Saturday June 11, 2016.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/blackbird/

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