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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/9/17)
MTV: Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: The Catch (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING: Carnival Eats (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: Kicking & Screaming (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Joined At The Flip (Premiere) at 11pm
VELOCITY: AmeriCarna (Premiere) at 9pm
IFC: Portlandia (Finale) at 10pm

Actors in Telemundo telenovelas voted to join SAG-AFTRA, in an election the union called “a momentous step” toward ending a double standard between Spanish-speaking and English-speaking performers. Said a Telemundo spokesperson, “We continue to be dedicated to making Telemundo a great place to work and to Telemundo’s long-term success.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fred Savage (The Grinder) has been tapped to host ABC’s upcoming game show, Child Support. The hour-long series from Ricky Gervais and Banijay Studios North America will feature Gervais chatting up kids who can “save” adults stumped by quiz questions. “With Fred’s charisma and Ricky Gervais’ hilarious interactions with the kids, Child Support is going to be a terrific addition to our game show slate,” said Robert Mills, SVP, alternative series, specials & late night programming. Child Support joins ABC game show slate Match Game, To Tell the Truth and The $100,000 Pyramid.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spanish-language HITN is launching programming based on family-friendly thematic blocks dedicated to topics like health, science and technology, natural history and children’s content. Progams started rolling out this week with “Vida y Salud TV,” a daily block designed to promote good health and well-being among US Hispanic audiences. “HITN wants to contribute to the well-being of the Hispanic families by providing meaningful content that promotes a healthier lifestyle,” says Guillermo Sierra, head of television and digital services at HITN, “This is one of several important additions that we will have in 2017 to provide new, exciting and meaningful content for our audience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery delves into the investigation and trial of the 22-year-old accused of killing her toddler. Three-parter launches Sunday, April 9 at 10p on the true crime net.
(Source: Cynopsis)

They’re in the money: Showtime picked up Billions for a third run. The hedge fund drama, airing season 2 Sundays at 10p, just had its best telecast of the season, up 13% from its premiere. “Billions continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” said David Nevins, president and CEO, Showtime Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW renewed Riverdale for a second season. The Archie Comics drama is averaging 1.2 million viewers and .5 among A18-49, with an 85% playback boost among W18-34. Fellow CW frosh Frequency and No Tomorrow have yet receive word about renewal or cancellation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX drama Taboo will also be back for season 2. The first run of the series, exec produced and starring Tom Hardy as a man thought long dead, ranks third among new cable dramas over the past year among A18-49 (1.32 million) and sixth in total viewers (2.62 million) on a Live+3 basis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kindred Spirits landed a season 2 renewal from TLC. The ghost hunting series debuted last fall to kick off TLC’s Friday night supernatural strand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv is spinning off 2 of its popular series, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and Growing Up Hip Hop. Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition, focused on famously dysfunctional clans, premieres Friday, April 28 at 9p, while Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta makes its debut later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

RFD-TV’s FarmHer comes out of the gate with new episodes Friday, March 10 at 9:30p. First up: a 22-year-old Iowa native, lover of agriculture and pigs, and Miss Iowa contestant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC is going big in Austin, with the network’s largest ever participation at SXSW. Starting Friday, March 10, screenings, panels and activations will support new series The Son and returning series Better Call Saul and Preacher. Events include the world premiere of The Son, the opening of the first Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up location (serving Gus Fring’s famous curly fries), a Q&A with Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, and a panel for the upcoming second season of Preacher with executive producer Seth Rogen, executive producer and showrunner Sam Catlin and co-executive producer and comic book writer Garth Ennis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards have been set for Sunday, January 7, 2018 on NBC. This year’s telecast averaged 20 million viewers and a 5.6 among A18-49, up 8% in viewers and 2% in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marking the 20th anniversary today of the death of hip hop legend Notorious B.I.G., Fuse is running a #WeMissYouBiggie music block starting at 9a. Fuse will pay homage to Biggie’s iconic crown by adding it to the net’s logo for the day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse heads into agency upfront meetings with a slate of new content aimed at its young, Latino and multicultural audience. Among the offerings are The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show (wt), featuring outrageous true stories told by celebs and reenacted by marionettes, premiering July 11; ride sharing/dating social experiment Picked Up, and They Have a Dream (wt), a series of docs celebrating the cultural heritage of diverse subjects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Fluffy’s Food Adventures (formerly Fluffy Breaks Even) launches July 11, with expanded digital content, and Big Freedia Bounces Back starts season 6 on September 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nadine Nicole (Scorpion), Austin Basis (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Kerri Kenney (Love) will recur on Hulu comedy Casual, currently in production for season 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs) have been cast in NBC’s untitled comedy pilot from Seth Meyers, SNL’s Mike O’Brien and Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video, about an Ivy League professor forced to take a job as a high school biology teacher.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) has joined the cast of the ABC comedy pilot based on Alex Blumberg’s podcast, Start Up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) will costar with Jason Ritter in ABC dramedy pilot The Gospel of Kevin, reports TVLine. Alonzo will play the “warrior for God” who explains to Ritter’s down-on-his-luck character that he’s been tasked with a sacred mission.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY) landed a role in CBS’s untitled Navy SEAL drama pilot, following elite teams as they train and execute dangerous missions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arden Myrin (Shameless) and Natalie Dreyfuss (Baby Daddy) will recur on CMT comedy Still the King, returning for season 2 this summer. Austin Swift (Live By Night) is set to guest star as the manager of The Bluebird Cafe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jerod Haynes (Southside with You) nabbed the male lead in NBC drama pilot Redliners, following a pair of former operatives who get reactivated.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Musician Ed Sheeran scored over 1 billion video views on YouTube for content surrounding his new album, “Divide.” Hit single “Shape of You” has over 693 million views for the lyric video and official music video. And counting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s This Is Us hit series highs of 11 million viewers and 2.9 among A18-49 for its 9p slot on Wednesday (the freshman hit reached 3.0 in the demo for its 10p post-Obama farewell address slot).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is on a roll, averaging 2.9 in metered markets on Tuesday, matching its January 20 broadcast as its highest regularly scheduled local rating since September 2015, and up +53% from the same night last year. The week prior was Late Night’s fifth consecutive week as the number one late night program, with 3.0 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 2 premiere of Bounce’s Saints & Sinners reached 1.4 million unduplicated viewers across 2 initial airings on Sunday, March 5, an increase of 5% versus the season one launch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Glass Menagerie with Sally Field is opening on Thursday March 9, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/glass-menagerie/

Come From Away is opening on Sunday March 12, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/come-away/

Jitney is closing on Sunday March 12, 2017
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/jitney-broadway/

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