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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/27/17)
LIFETIME:  Married At First Sight: Second Chances (Premiere) at 10:17pm
LOGO: Fire Island  (Premiere) at 8pm
USA: Inside The FBI: New York  (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Beerland  (Premiere) at 10pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Lone Star Law: Bigger & Better  (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: Kicking & Screaming (Finale) at 9pm

MTV’s Scream is undergoing a creative revamp ahead of its third season premiere. The series is getting a whole new cast as well as a new showrunner/EP, Brett Matthews (The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural). Also signing as executive producers are Queen Latifah, Shakim Conpere and Yaneley Arty.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live is heading to China. NBCUniversal and Youku, a unit of Alibaba Digital Media & Entertainment Group, will produce a localized version of the show. Over the last few years, 10 international versions of SNL have been licensed across the world, most recently France, the Middle East and Finland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other SNL news, the show resumes Season 42 on May 6 with host Chris Pine and musical guest LCD Soundsystem, followed by host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest HAIM on May 13. Katy Perry returns to the show for a third time as musical guest, joining host Dwayne Johnson for the May 20 season finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hailee Steinfeld, Kelsea Ballerini and Sofia Carson will perform a medley to celebrate Britney Spears as she’s honored with the Icon Award at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. Spears is the first-ever recipient of the RDMA Icon Award which recognizes an artist whose career transcends popular culture. Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards airs Sunday, April 30 at 7p on multiple Disney-branded platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN is expected to part ways with some 100 employees, as the sports network places more focus on its revamped SportsCenter lineup and digital content associated with that show. “Our content strategy – primarily illustrated in recent months by melding distinct, personality-driven SportsCenter TV editions and digital-only efforts with our biggest sub-brand – still needs to go further, faster…and as always, must be efficient and nimble,” said ESPN president John Skipper in a memo sent to employees.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mindy Kaling optioned the rights to Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House, the bestselling memoir by former Alyssa Mastromonaco, Barack Obama White House deputy chief of staff for operations. The book will be adapted as a TV series with Kaling and 3 Arts Entertainment producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Breakthrough bows Tuesday, May 2 at 10p on National Geographic. Series shines a light on the world’s leading scientists and how their innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Glaser ’s original series Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter premieres its sophomore season on Monday, May 22, with new episodes of the mini-series airing consecutively each night of the week, starting at 12a on Adult Swim.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Power returns to Starz on Sunday, June 25 at 9p. The drama follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a drug kingpin living a double life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP is gearing up for “Salute to The Duke” month. The net’s weekend western blocks in May will feature screen star John Wayne films, including The Shootist , She Wore a Yellow Ribbon , El Dorado, The War Wagon and Rio Bravo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNET Movies celebrates the life and legacy of filmmaker Jonathan Demme with special airings of two of his films. Married to the Mob airs Thursday, April 27 at 7:10p. The Manchurian Candidate airs Thursday, May 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

LA 92 airs Sunday, April 30 at 9p on National Geographic, 25 years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles. The documentary film immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hilary Swank is headed to the small screen. The Oscar-winning actress will star as Gail Getty, John Paul Getty III’s determined and resourceful mother, in FX’s Trust.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nina Sosanya (David Brent: Life on the Road, Love Actually), Katherine Kelly (The Night Manager, Happy Valley) and Trevor Eve (Death of a Farmer, Troy) join the Season 5 cast of Cinemax and Sky reboot, Strike Back.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kate Vernon (The 100) nabbed a recurring role opposite William Hurt in AT&T Audience Network straight-to-series drama, Condor. She’ll play Vernon Lily Partridge, the even-keeled wife of Bob Partridge (Hurt).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lyndie Greenwood landed the role of Queen Latifah’s daughter in Flint. The Lifetime original movie explores the water-contamination crisis in Flint, MI.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second season finale of Bounce drama Saints & Sinners reached 1.3 million unduplicated viewers across two premiere airings on Sunday, April 23. The show’s second season has been seen by nearly 7.3 million unduplicated viewers to date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jonathan Demme , Oscar-winning director of Silence of the Lambs, died of esophageal cancer Wednesday morning in New York. He was 73. Last night’s episode of Fox’s Shots Fired was directed by Demme.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
A Doll’s House with Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper & Condola Rashad is opening on Thursday April 27, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/dolls-house-part-2/

OFF BROADWAY
John Leguizamo: Latin History For Morons is closing on Friday April 28, 2017
http://www.broadway.com/shows/latin-history-morons/

 

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