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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 4/28/17)
FOOD: Ginormous Food (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: Ancient Aliens (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: Rosewood (Finale) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 4/29/17)
HBO: 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: My Cat From Hell (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: First Time Flippers (Premiere) at 9pm
SUNDANCE TV: Gomorrah (Premiere) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 4/30/17)
HALLMARK: Good Witch (Premiere) at 9pm
STARZ: American Gods (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: American Crime (Finale) at 10pm

It’s back to the future for A+E. The network, which is just coming off back-to-back months of growth in viewership, will cease airing scripted fare and focus solely on unscripted, nonfiction content – the programming on which the network was founded. The news comes just after the series finale of the scripted Bates Motel, but the writing had been on the wall. A+E during the past few years has launched several new unscripted projects – 60 Days In and Live PD, among them – but has not greenlit any scripted fare. Head of scripted, SVP Gabriel Manaro, has segued over to A+E Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Looks like Jesse Watters, Bill O’Reillys Fox News protege, is briefly stepping away from his new role on The Five one day after some interpreted his comments during the show about Ivanka Trump’s handling of a microphone as vulgar and sexist. The network announced Watters is headed on a vacation following the backlash.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 1997 political satire Wag the Dog is getting a small-screen treatment for HBO, which is partnering with Barry Levinson and Robert De Niro. The series is “an ode to the classic film, but moving the weapons of mass distraction beyond politics and into business, entertainment, and yes, non-profits,” according to the network. Rajiv Joseph (Draft Day, Army of One) will pen the adaptation and exec-produce with de Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh via De Niro’s Tribeca Productions. Levinson will direct the series and exec-produce with Tom Fontana via their Levinson/Fontana Co. Jason Sosnoff also is an executive producer; David Brock will serve as consultant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) is writing and will star in The Market, a comedy he’s developing with J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions. Warner Bros. TV, home of Bad Robot, is the studio for the series, about a recent widower who moves to Pittsburgh to live with his adult son (Eisenberg). Both men simultaneously lose their jobs due to the changing American economy and are thrust into an unforgiving job market.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SundanceTV renewed its original non-fiction series Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, produced in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter. The series will begin airing its third season on SundanceTV in the fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media unveiled a slate of six new and 18 returning unscripted series. New series include Bethenny and Fredrik Property Project (working title), which follows Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund, as they come together in new real estate and business ventures; Sell it Like Serhant, starring the leader of one of the top real estate teams in the US, Ryan Serhant (Million Dollar Listing New York); Relationshep, which follows one of Charleston’s most eligible and loveable singleton, Shep Rose; Southern Charm New Orleans, the latest stop for the popular franchise; Love Italian Style (working title), where relationship expert Diann Valentine takes five beautiful, eligible bachelorettes to Italy; and A Night With My Ex, which poses the question, What would you do if you had the chance to spend an entire night with your ex?
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining the previously announced returns of scripted series Imposters and Odd Mom Out, as well as Top Chef and Million Dollar Listing New York, the net announced that summer will see the return of The Real Housewives of Orange County and Shahs of Sunset. Coming later are new seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Flipping Out, Don’t Be Tardy, Married to Medicine, Below Deck, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of Dallas, Inside the Actor’s Studio, Summer House and Vanderpump Rules.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viceland will debut The Therapist on Monday, May 8 at 10:30p. Series centers on LA licensed therapist Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh and some of the famous patients he sees, who this season include hip hop artists Freddie Gibbs, Waka Flocka Flame, Young M.A.and Dej Loaf D.R.A.M.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New episodes of Cartoon Network series Steven Universe return with a five-night event beginning Monday, May 8 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo will debut six-part docu-drama series Year Million on Monday, May 15 at 9p. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, series explores what it will be like to be human approximately 1 million years into the future. Futurists, scientists, scholars and science fiction writers guide viewers through the latest advances in technology, ideas and innovations that likely will power the evolution of our species.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New ABC comedy Downward Dog will premiere in a special sneak peek on Wednesday, May 17 at 9:30p, following the season finale of Modern Family. The series, based on the web series of the same name, will move to its regular time period, Tuesday nights at 8p beginning May 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity is stepping on the gas this spring with the premiere of new original series Speed Is the New Black, Wednesday, May 24 at 9p. Following young prodigy Noah Alexander and his team at elite automotive shop Classic Car Studio in St. Louis, series will feature the intricate builds including redesigns of classic cars from a 1962 Corvette to a 1990 Porsche 911.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott will face-off in Galveston, TX, in a new season of the net’s real estate and renovation competition Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew. Premiering Wednesday, May 31, at 9p, the series arms the popular twins with $600,000 each and six weeks of time to purchase and transform drab waterfront homes into stunning vacation retreats.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NAACP and Fuse are teaming to advance the dialog of the issues highlighted in Show Me Democracy, the first film featured in Fuse’s recently announced documentary series “We The Dreamers.” Premiering this Saturday, April 29 at 9p on Fuse, Show Me Democracy follows seven St. Louis college students as they evolve into advocates and activists in the wake of the Ferguson uprising. The NAACP will serve as a resource for Fuse’s audience by providing additional information on the issues showcased in the documentary, as well as offering options for viewers to take action.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! will be all over coverage of the celebrity and fashion elite converging at this year’s Met Gala. Beginning Monday, May 1, the network’s content will include behind-the-scenes prep moments, breakdowns of all the high-end style ensembles, interviews with fashion industry players and insider scoop from the after party. E!’s livestream on the E! News page on Facebook Live will run concurrently with the on-air broadcast to offer fans the ability to weigh in on all of the night’s interviews and most daring ensembles, and to participate in the panel discussion as it happens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen Media ’s true-crime franchise Snapped launches its 20th season of mystery, murder and misconduct with Snapped Notorious: Scott Peterson, a two-part special premiering Sunday, May 7 at 6p. The special will focus on the infamous trial that led to Scott Peterson’s conviction for the murder of his wife and their unborn son and raises the controversial question: Was this an emotionally charged verdict?
(Source: Cynopsis)

US audiences will have the chance to see the Eurovision Song Contest, the longest-running annual international television song competition, for a second consecutive year. Logo, which carried the finale live last year, will do so again for the upcoming 62nd iteration of the contest on Saturday, May 13 at noon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Asia Kate Dillon , a series regular on Showtime’s Billions, will open the MTV Movie & TV Awards, and present the award for best actor in a movie. Dillon is the first gender non-binary identifying actor ever to be cast in a major television series.  The awards will air live on MTV on Sunday, May 7 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live, Scream Queens, New Girl) will be a series regular for season 2 of TBS comedy People of Earth, which premieres this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV is casting up for its upcoming scripted comedy series I’m Sorry. Appearing in the first season in recurring roles are Kathy Baker (Edward Scissorhands, The Ranch), Nelson Franklin (Veep), Judy Greer (Arrested Development), Jason Mantzoukas (The House, The League), Martin Mull (Veep), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood, Public Morals), Gary Anthony Williams (The Boondocks), and Steve Zissis (Togetherness). The series will also feature guest stints by John Ross Bowie, Lizzy Caplan, Jamie Denbo, Rebecca Henderson and Nick Kroll, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patrick Sabongui (Homeland), Troy Garity (Ballers) and Jaina Lee Ortiz (Rosewood) snagged recurring roles opposite Ryan Phillippe in season 2 of USA Network’s Shooter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV International announced new series Clickbait, which takes viewers down an Internet rabbit hole of music-inspired video content. Series showcasing the best of the web’s musical moments hand-picked by MTV, and is narrated by American comedian Akaash Singh. It begins premiering in select international markets on Monday, May 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo has had a big week. Southern Charm hit a series high among A18-49 and A25-54, delivering 1 million A18-49 (up +4% the prior week’s episode), 1.2 million A25-54 (up +3%), and 1.9 million total viewers (up +2%). Part one of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion was the most watched (P2+) episode of season to-date, delivering 2 million A18-49, 2.2 million A25-54 and 3.7 million total viewers (up +2%). And The Real Housewives of New York City grew double digits from the prior week’s episode among A18-49 and total viewers, and  part three of the Vanderpump Rules reunion was the most watched (P2+) reunion in 3-plus years for the series, delivering 1.2 million A18-49 (up +3% vs. the prior week’s reunion), 1.4 million A25-54 (up +5%), and 2.2 million total viewers (up +9%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet ’s season 3 finale of Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet on Saturday  averaged 1.44 million viewers in L+3 and helped Animal Planet break into ad-supported cable’s Top 10 in its time period among total viewers (#6). The episode also drove Animal Planet into the Top 10 for the hour among W25-54 (#10) with a 0.59 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The Circle – Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headley, Bill Paxton
How To Be A Latin Lover – Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro, Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch, Rob Corddry, Rob Riggle
Buster’s Mal Heart (Limited Release) – Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Lyn Shaye, Toby Huss, Mark Kelly, Teresa Yenque, Bruce Bundy
Grey Lady (Limited Release) – Eric Dane, Natalie Sea, Amy Madigan, Adrian Lester, Carolyn Stotesbery, Chris Meyer, Rebecca Gayheart, Jimmy Cummings
Sleight (Limited Release) – Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Sasheer Zamata, Storm Reid, Cameron Esposito, Duke Hill, Tyga, Stacey Dash

NYC STREET FAIRS
Saturday April 29, 2017
Central Park Springfest – on 60th St. from 5th to Madison Ave.
Lexington Ave. Festival – on Lexington Ave. from 60th to 66th St.
Pop Up NYC Curated Event – on 8th Ave. from 14th to 23rd St.

Sunday April 30, 2017
Pop Up NYC Curated Event – on 60th St. from 5th to Madison Ave.
Persian Day Parade – on Madison Ave. bet. 26th & 38th St.
West Side Spring Festival – on Broadway bet. 96th & 106th St.

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $61 million

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $113 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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