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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/23/17)
FUSION TV: The Fusion Feed (Premiere) at 9:30pm
FX: Baskets (Finale) at 10pm

The Young & the Restless and its home network CBS garnered the most nominations for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. CBS took a total of 70 nominations, with its beloved soap grabbing 25 noms. ABC’s General Hospital and CBS Bold and the Beautiful came in just behind Y&R, with 23 noms each.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For daytime entertainment talk show host, newbie Harry Connick Jr., for his syndicated series Harry, and Wendy Williams, for her syndicated Wendy Williams Show are in contention, as are Kelly Ripa (LIVE with Kelly); The Talk team; The View crew; and the hosts of the syndicated The Real.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Competing for entertainment talk show honors are ABC’s The View and CBS The Talk, plus the syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, Maury and Live with Kelly. Game show noms went to the syndicated strips Celebrity Name Game, Family Feud and Jeopardy, as well as CBS The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Television and Telefe, a recent Viacom acquisition, are teaming to develop one-hour, multi-lingual drama Cazadores, created by journalist-turned-TV writer Jason George (Narcos). George will also serve as executive producer alongside Diego Piasek on behalf of Telefe. Series is based on recently declassified documents and centers on the true, dramatic thriller of the men and women who made it their mission to track down the Nazi high command that fled to South America after WWII.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wilshire Studios, the unscripted production arm of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, entered an overall development deal with Danny Salles, the exec producer behind docu-series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, which earned him an Emmy nomination. Salles most recently executive-produced Todrick (VH1), a docu-series following the YouTube star as he forges his Hollywood career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As NASA celebrates its 60th anniversary, Discovery once again shines a spotlight on the organization and the vital role it has to play in the future with NASA: 60 Years and Beyond, slated to air on the network in 2018.
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Secrets of the Dead, airing nationally on PBS stations on Wednesday, March 29 at 10p, follows an international team of scientists, archaeologists and historians mapping the underwater ruins at Baiae and uncovering what life was like in the ancient Rome of Nero’s sunken city.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media serves up the drama with a three-part reunion of Vanderpump Rules kicking off on Monday, April 3 at 8p and running for three consecutive Mondays. Host Andy Cohen sits down with Lisa Vanderpump and her current and former SUR staff to rehash the season’s defining moments, from scandalous hookups and cheating accusations to wild wedding festivities. Series is on track to deliver its highest-rated season ever with season 5 averaging 2.4 million total viewers and nearly 1.7 million A24-54, up 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively from the prior season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on Bravo: Top Chef is headed for Colorado for season 15. Production begins this spring in Denver, Boulder and Telluride. “We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination and Colorado is fast becoming a hot spot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season,” said Shari Levine, EVP, current production for Bravo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, the acquittal of four white LAPD officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King set off an explosion of anger and frustration that erupted into deadly riots and devastated the already precarious social climate in LA. The newest installment of Smithsonian Channel’s immersive series The Lost Tapes, premiering Sunday, April 23 at 8p, will mark the 25th anniversary of the riots with raw, gripping and rare footage. The Lost Tapes: LA Riots recaptures the chaotic days following the verdict with powerful media coverage, home videos, gripping photographs and LAPD recordings, including never-before-heard LA Fire Department dispatch calls.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC will air the Love Actually reunion short film during its Red Nose Day special on May 25. A teaser clip features several familiar cast members of the 2003 film, including Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson. Red Nose Day has raised more than $60 million in its first two years since launching in the U.S. in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tonight is the launch of Fusion TV’s The Fusion Feed, a look at “what’s catching our attention, pissing us off, making us laugh, and stirring up friendly fights (or spirited debate) across our social feeds.” The weekly program will feature a diverse set of contributors (6 women, 3 men, 2 African Americans, 3 Hispanics, 2 Muslim American and 1 Afghan refugee, to be exact) who weigh in passionately on subjects ranging from politics to pop culture. Show airs Thursdays at 9:30p, with a 12:30a encore.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Academy of Country Music announced today that country musicians Lauren Daigle, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have been added to the lineup of performers on the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcasting live on Sunday, April 2 at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nick Jonas will be honored with the Hero Award at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 13 years old, Jonas helped found Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization that leverages the power of social media and technology to provide resources for those living with Type 1 diabetes, and provides funding for research, education, advocacy and programs to improve the lives of those living with Type 1 diabetes. Jonas will be presented with the award by longtime friend and fellow advocate, actor Jack Black. Additionally, Radio Disney will partner with the Give a Note Foundation and American Girl to highlight the importance of music during a special moment in the show. The RDMAs air Sunday, April 30 at 8p on Disney Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bones star David Boreanaz won’t be idle for long once the curtain falls on the series next week. He’s been tapped as the lead of CBS’ Navy SEAL drama pilot, replacing Jim Caviezel, who was cast in the role last week but has parted ways with the network over creative differences.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katie McGrath, who has recurred on Supergirl as vixen Lena Luthor, has been made a regular for the upcoming season 3, recently picked up by the CW.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beau Garrett (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) got a regular role opposite Richard Schiff and Freddie Highmore in ABC’s medical drama The Good Doctor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Frequent Shark Tank guest, venture capitalist Chris Sacca, will make his acting debut in the ABC untitled comedy pilot formerly known as Start Up. Sacca will guest star as himself in pilot, based on Alex Blumberg’s Gimlet Media podcast Start Up, whose first season chronicled the launch of Gimlet, with a chance to recur should the project be picked up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third episode of Saints & Sinners season 2 on Bounce delivered 566,000 Total Viewers Sunday, March 19 at 9p, a slight increase over the second episode last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Miss Saigon is opening on Thursday March 23, 2017
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/miss-saigon/

Sweat is opening on Sunday March 26, 2017
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/sweat/

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