FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/6/17)
HGTV: Flip or Flop Vegas (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: House Hunters International (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Fear They Neighbor (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: Dark Net (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Dead Set on Life (Premiere) at 10:30pm
USA: Colony (Finale) at 10pm

Well-reviewed but low-rated Man Seeking Woman was cancelled by FXX after 3 seasons. The comedy was averaging 367,000 total viewers and 268,000 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is keeping Chris Hardwick busy. A day after it was announced the @midnight host would exec produce and host its alternative science series The Awesome Show, NBC named Hardwick host of its Red Nose Day Special, airing Thursday, May 25 at 10p. Other programs included in the fundraising effort include American Ninja Warrior, airing a first-ever celebrity edition at 8p, and Julia Roberts traveling to Kenya on Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day at 9p. This will be NBC’s third year as part of the annual campaign to raise money for and awareness of children living in poverty.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MGM agreed to acquire all of Viacom, Lionsgate and Paramount’s interests in premium pay television network Epix, for about $1 billion. Under the deal, which gives MGM a distribution platform for its film and TV content, Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate will continue to provide first-run theatrical releases to Epix. “As Viacom executes against its new strategy, we welcome the opportunity to strengthen our balance sheet by realizing the value of our equity investment, while also extending the successful commercial partnership between Epix and Paramount Pictures with a new multi-year output agreement,” said Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raycom Media reached a deal to by WVUE 8 in New Orleans for a reported $51.9 million. “Raycom Media has a proud heritage throughout Louisiana,” said Pat LaPlatney, Raycom Media president and CEO, “and we will continue to serve the community and our viewers with the highest of standards.” Raycom has been managing the station for the Louisiana Media Company since 2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sixty finalists were announced for the 76 Annual Peabody Awards, airing Friday, June 2 at 9p on PBS and Fusion. Among the nominees are ABC’s American Crime, FX’s Atlanta, HBO’s Veep, Netflix’s Stranger Things and NBC’s This Is Us. For a complete list of nominees, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sportsman Channel’s Hunt.Fish.Feed. outreach program is rolling out its 2017 tour, aimed at raising awareness about hunger and showing how contributions of game meat and fish can help alleviate the problem, on April 11 in San Antonio, TX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform gave a straight-to-series order for Marvel’s New Warriors, the second project from the network, Marvel Television and ABC Signature. The comedic live-action adaptation of the Marvel comic will be Marvel’s first dive into comedy for a TV series. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is also underway at Freeform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment One renewed its first-look deal with documentary production company Creature Films. Launched in April 2015, the partnership has yielded Streets of Compton and L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later, among other projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! is expanding its live daytime lineup with two-hour series Daily Pop, launching Monday, May 1 at 12p. Daily Pop, which had a successful test launch at the end of 2016, will focus on breaking pop culture stories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IFC renewed Brockmire ahead of the series launch last night. The pilot of the Funny or Die comedy garnered well over 2.3 million views since its digital release.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Science Channel series Mysteries of the Abandoned, focused on forgotten engineering marvels, premieres Thursday, April 20 at 10p. “Some of the most spectacular structures have been consigned to oblivion,” said Marc Etkind, GM, Science Channel. “Mysteries of the Abandoned reveals the original ingenuity behind these projects and the truths to why they were left behind.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York returns for season six with a supersized episode on Thursday, May 25 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv has no intention of splitting up with Million Dollar Matchmaker, instead ordering a 10-episode season 2 to launch later this year. The show’s freshman run, featuring Patti Stanger, reached 12.4 million total viewers its first season. Stanger rose to reality TV fame on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC’s The Profit will return on Tuesday, June 6 at 10p with 9 new episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity is heading to Palm Beach, Florida this week for 18 live hours of Barrett-Jackson Live, featuring some of the world’s most coveted cars. Velocity and Discovery Channel cover the auction block Thursday, April 6-Saturday, April 8,  from12p 6p every day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A special episode of Science Channel’s Biblical Conspiracies explores the controversy over an ancient artifact that could prove the existence of Jesus of Nazareth. Biblical Conspiracies: Jesus Family Tomb? premieres Easter weekend, Saturday, April 15 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The roster of events from IFC Center‘s (AMC Network’s theater in Greenwich Village) Split Screens Festival, taking place from June 2-8 in NYC, will be announced in late April. TV content and creators from linear and streaming platforms will be showcased.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pepsi yanked a 2 ½-minute ad posted to YouTube Tuesday starring Kendall Jenner. The spot drew fierce backlash from viewers accusing it of trivializing the Black Lives Matter movement. In the video, Jenner plays a model who stops posing to join a crowd of demonstrators, then hands a policeman a soft drink. “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the brand said in a statement. “Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon grabbed exclusive streaming rights to 10 NFL Thursday night games next season, in a one-year deal worth about $50 million (Twitter paid $10 million last year). CBS and NBC will also split the season for broadcast viewers, and NFL Network will air all the games.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube TV, YouTube’s live TV streaming service, will be available starting today in New York, LA, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Philadelphia, with more markets on the way. Added to the list of offerings, which include the Big Four, ESPN and Fox Sports, among many others, will be AMC Networks’ programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sling TV customers now have access to the Showtime streaming service, as well as the library of Showtime on demand titles. Sub price for new and existing Sling TV users is $10/month; there’s a 7-day free trial for new subscribers. Sling added a $5/month “Heartland Extra” package, with Outdoor Channel, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, RFD TV, PixL and Family Net. Added to its Spanish-language add-on package are Estrella TV, Vme Kids and El Financiero/Bloomberg TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) will join CW’s Jane the Virgin in a recurring arc, as someone from Jane’s past. Posey first appears in the season 3 finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 9p premiere telecast of Bounce’s Saints & Sinners episode on Sunday, delivered 447,000 Households, the most for a single episode this season. It was also the highest-rated season 2 telecast to-date among Bounce’s target audience of African Americans, delivering 404,000 AA HHs and 9,000 AA P18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
War Paint with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole is opening on Thursday April 6, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/war-paint/

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