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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/16/17)
COMEDY CENTRAL: Review (Premiere) at 10pm
FUSION: The A.V. Club (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Hustle & Soul (Premiere) at 10pm

The number of U.S. broadband households that do not subscribe to a legacy pay-TV service has more than doubled in the past 5 years, according to a report from The Diffusion Group; by year end 2016, 22% of broadband homes (22 million) were without pay-TV service. In “Live Without Legacy Pay-TV: A Profile of U.S. Cord Cutters and Cord Nevers,” TDG co-founder and director of research Michael Greeson notes, “Wall Street and the media are myopically focused on the quarterly drip of Legacy Pay-TV subscribers, which unfortunately overlooks a larger and more dangerous trend….where broadband (and broadband video) goes, Legacy Pay-TV subscriptions will increasingly decline.” The report points to Comcast’s early investment in IP-enabled set-top boxes and features as a strategy that’s working.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Douglas will be on hand for the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival for 2 events. On April 8, Douglas will be interviewed by Ben Mankiewicz as part of the “Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival Series,” and participate in a discussion following a screening of 1979’s The China Syndrome. Festival takes place April 6-9 in Hollywood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media has partnered with Mills Entertainment to produce “The Real Housewives Live Tour: Uncensored & Unapologetic.” The multi-city nationwide tour promises “reunion-style insights, jaw-dropping gossip, and shocking revelations.” (And, of course, photo ops.) Tour kicks off in this spring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E renewed Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath for a new 10-part season. The series ranks as cable’s #1 new unscripted series among A25-54 and total viewers in Live+7 for 2016. “We have been deluged with messages from those who have stories to tell who feel the show is a forum where their voices can be heard,” said Remini. “We have been overwhelmed with support from well-wishers and fans of the show from around the world. But most importantly we felt compelled to proceed with another season to continue to reveal truths and seek justice for all victims.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX ordered season 2 of Legion, based on the Marvel Comics. “The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said Eric Schrier, president with Nick Grad of original programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. “More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO picked up Crashing, currently airing Sundays at 10:30p, for a second season. Comedy was created by as stars Pete Holmes, and is exec produced by Holmes and Judd Apatow.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time, all 22 competitors in CBS’s The Amazing Race will be strangers who meet at the starting line. Teams will be determined by first impressions, with just moments to get acquainted before setting off. “For years, The Amazing Race fans have suggested we line up complete strangers and match them up at the starting line to see what would happen,” said Race host Phil Keoghan.“These newbie racers begin with no pre-existing relationships or emotional baggage, and the excitement of traveling around the world to complete dozens of gut-busting, mind-blowing challenges quickly ignites tension.” Season premiere is Thursday, March 30 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Good Fight will return to CBS All Access for a second season. “We’re only a few episodes into the first season and the reaction from CBS All Access subscribers and critics alike has been phenomenal,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and COO, CBS Interactive. “This series and its characters are just beginning.”  Season is available to stream, with new episodes available on Sundays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean launches Tuesday, May 2 at 9p. This go-round, a female captain will be leading the crew.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations is back for season 5 on Tuesday, April 18 with back-to-back episodes at 9p and 9:30p. Host/exec producer Andrew Zimmern tracks down specialties like a sweet and salty peameal bacon sandwich.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Junior ordered season 2 of Mickey and the Roadster Races and season 3 of The Lion Guard. Mickey has reached over 41 million viewers since its January premiere, while Lion was 2016’s #1 series across preschooler networks in total viewers and Kids 2-5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Family is bringing back My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on Saturday, April 15 at 11:30a with back-to-back episodes. William Shatner is among the guest stars in late summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Hustle & Soul debuts tonight at 10p. Culinary docu-series follows Lawrence Page, owner and head chef of the Pink Tea Cup restaurant, a former West Village landmark resurrected and moved to Brooklyn. What’s the hook? “In the food world, you don’t often find an iconic brand being resurrected, so when we met Head Chef Lawrence Page and his staff, we saw a unique opportunity for the TV marketplace,” Dan Cesareo, president and founder of Big Fish Entertainment, tells Cynopsis. “Hustle & Soul really boils down to the intense dynamic of mixing up the soul food tradition and trying to take an enterprise to the next level.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steve Hilton, former advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, will host a one-hour talk show on Fox News Channel focused on the rise of the populist movement in the U.S. and abroad. The Next Revolution premieres in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Musician Method Man and model Hailey Baldwin have been tapped to host TBS’s Drop the Mic, from exec producers James Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp. Comedic music series launches Tuesday, May 2 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo has 2 biopic series in the works. El Ganador is based on the life of Puerto Rican urban music star Nicky Jam, while Nace un Idolo serializes the life of Mexican singer-songwriter Jose Jose. “These are stories that speak to the lives of Latinos, right here in the United States,” said net president Luis Silberwasser.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV celebrates April Fool’s Day with, appropriately enough, a Three Stooges marathon. Nine-hour yukfest, including 24 episodes, starts at 1p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The MTV Woodies air live tonight at 11p, from the SXSW festival in Austin. The annual event throws a spotlight on emerging artists across musical genres.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) will play an ambitious consultant in Fox workplace comedy pilot Type-A, about a team of consultants hired for dirty work like layoffs and downsizing. Longoria stars opposite Ken Marino (Marry Me).
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Larroquette (The Librarians) will star opposite Bobby Moynihan in CBS comedy pilot Me, Myself & I, about a man’s life over a 50-year span.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones) and Jake Matthews (Bosch) landed series regular roles on CBS drama pilot Wisdom of the Crowd, centered on a charismatic tech innovator.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Ayden Mayeri (New Girl) are series regulars in ABC action dramedy pilot Unit Zero, starring Toni Collette.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nigel Thath (Selma) and Corbin Reid (How to Get Away With Murder) joined the cast of CW military drama pilot Valor as series regulars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jessica Pare (Mad Men) nabbed a series regular role in CBS’s untitled Navy SEAL drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue) has boarded season 2 of Syfy Dracula drama Van Helsing, as a woman with a mysterious past.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Price with Danny Devito, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, and Jessica Hecht is opening on Thursday March 16, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/arthur-millers-price/

The Present with Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh is closing on Sunday March 19, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/present/

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