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Archive for April, 2017

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

April 27, 2017

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

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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WILL SMITH & DJ JAZZY JEFF ARE REUNITING FOR THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL SHOWS IN 12 YEARS

April 26, 2017

WILL SMITH & DJ JAZZY JEFF ARE REUNITING FOR THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL SHOWS IN 12 YEARS
http://www.eonline.com/news/846336/will-smith-and-dj-jazzy-jeff-are-reuniting-for-their-first-official-shows-in-12-years

PARIS JACKSON GIVES MAJOR MARILYN MONROE VIBES AS VANITY FAIR’S NEWEST “IT GIRL”

April 26, 2017

PARIS JACKSON GIVES MAJOR MARILYN MONROE VIBES AS VANITY FAIR’S NEWEST “IT GIRL”
http://www.eonline.com/news/846280/paris-jackson-gives-major-marilyn-monroe-vibes-as-vanity-fair-s-newest-it-girl

JONATHAN DEMME (DIRECTOR) HAS DIED

April 26, 2017

JONATHAN DEMME (DIRECTOR) HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/26/director-jonathan-demme-dead-cancer-heart-disesase/

DMX CANCELS DATES FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY

April 26, 2017

DMX CANCELS DATES FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY
http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/26/dmx-cancels-tour-dates/

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 26, 2017
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”) – 37 years old
Jordana Brewster (“Fast & Furious” movies) – 37 years old
Stana Katic (ABC’s Castle) – 39 years old
Tom Welling (Smallville) – 40 years old
Avant (R&B Singer) – 41 years old
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins (TLC) – 47 years old
Melania Trump (3rd Wife of Donald Trump) – 47 years old
Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Blindspot/Without A Trace) – 50 years old
Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) – 52 years old
Jet Li (“Romeo Must Die”) – 54 years old
Debra Wilson (Mad TV) – 55 years old
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) – 57 years old
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad/ “Do The Right Thing”) – 59 years old
Carol Burnett (The Carol Burnett Show) – 84 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

April 26, 2017

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 4/26/17)
ID: Reasonable Doubt (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Outlaw Tech (Premiere) at 10pm
SUNDANCE TV: Gomorrah (Premiere) at 10pm

NBC yanked the remaining episodes of Powerless from its Thursday schedule. Last week, the DC Comics workplace comedy delivered 2.03 million viewers and a .6/3 rating among A18-49. No word on when, or if, the final 3 installments will air.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harry Styles will take up residency on CBS’s Late Late Show May 15-May 18, each night performing a new song from his upcoming solo album as well as joining his pal, host James Corden, for segments. The pop star will also show off a tattoo of the show’s logo that he received after losing a game of “Tattoo Roulette.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS ordered a third season of The Detour, from Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. Season 2, which ended last night, has been cable’s #1 scripted comedy  this year among total viewers and #2 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC renewed Into the Badlands for an expanded third season of 16 episodes, launching in 2018. Midway through its sophomore run, the martial arts drama is averaging  3.6 million viewers, with 2.1 million A25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon renewed Hunter Street for a second season. Adventure comedy centers on 5 foster children who set out to find their missing foster parents.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge faced an off-camera challenge when IATSE Local 479 reps organized a walk-out by crew members earlier this month, reports Deadline. Production on the reality show, shooting its second season in Atlanta, was shut down for a day as talks began; a deal was reached for a new union contract, including a 10-hour daily minimum and triple-time after 15 hours, and all was well.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new daytime talk show created and exec produced by singer Faith Hill, Lisa Erspammer (The Oprah Winfrey Show) and Sandbox Entertainment president and CEO Jason Owen, in partnership with The E.W. Scripps Company, is scheduled to premiere on September 18. American Idol runner-up and reality star Kellie Pickler and NYC journalist Ben Aaron will host. In addition to Scripps-owned stations, Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution will distribute in national syndication.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Their marriage may have flopped, but Tarek and Christina El Moussas, who announced their separation last year, will reunite for a 20-episode season 7 of Flip or Flop. “Regardless of the situation, our job is to flip homes and create a TV show for people to enjoy around the world,” wrote Tarek on Instagram. “Who’s excited about this??? I am!” The hit HGTV renovation series returns in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two newly colorized episodes make up The New I Love Lucy Superstar Special, airing Friday, May 19 at 9p on CBS. The installments, set in Hollywood and featuring Van Johnson and Harpo Marx, tell a continuous story and will be presented as one hour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first 2 episodes of Fire Island premiere on Logo tomorrow from 8-10p. The second episode will encore on VH1 on Friday, April 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fourth and final season of AMC Revolutionary War spy drama Turn: Washington’s Spies debuts Saturday, June 17 at 9p with a 2-hour premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel original movie Descendants 2 will have a simultaneous premiere on 5 networks on Friday, July 21. In addition to Disney, corporate sibs ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime will air the sequel to the 2015 film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a first for Undercover Boss, 2 celebrities will go undercover looking for talent in their fields in special Celebrity Undercover Boss episodes. Darius Rucker will travel to Austin on a mission to discover the next great music acts, while chef Marcus Samuelsson dons a disguise to mentor culinary talent, on shows airing Friday, May 12 and Friday, May 19 on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Recording artist Drake will host the inaugural NBA Awards on TNT, airing Monday, June 26 a 9p. The presentation will feature integrations with the Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal, along with the league stars, celebrity presenters and musical performances.
(Source: Cynopsis)

May will be a month of mysteries on Sony Movie Channel, including the likes of Charlie’s Angels, Devil in a Blue Dress and The Net. Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 will bring military mysteries The Final Countdown at 10p and A Soldier’s Story at 11:50p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Heroes Channel’s 3-day “Heroes Weekend” will honor veterans starting Friday, April 28 with Pearl Harbor Declassified, a forensic dissection of the notorious bombing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple’s version of Carpool Karaoke, which had been slated to launch on Apple Music this month, has hit a bump in the road. The arrival of the series, based on the Late Late Show with James Corden sketch, has been pushed to “later this year.” CBS Television Studios is producing the show, which will pair different celebs each episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform’s Famous In Love generated a network record 4.8 million starts in its first 5 days across key platforms, and reached an additional 5.5 million total viewers on linear TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC had its most-watched Sunday night in two-years with 1.9 million P2+ viewers. At 8p, Long Island Medium delivered the most-watched episode in over a year with 1.8 million P2+ viewers. Long Lost Family at 9p captured its most-watched episode ever with 2.0 million P2+ viewers, leading into the first night of live television event This Is Life Live, which drew 1.8 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday’s series finale of Bates Motel on A&E hit a season high in Total Viewers with 1.4 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On his first night in ousted host Bill O’Reilly’s 8p Fox News timeslot, Tucker Carlson averaged 3.2 million total viewers and 636,000 A25-54, versus 3.6 million viewers and 634,000 in the demo for O’Reilly’s last broadcast. CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 drew 1 million viewers/352,000 A25-54 in the time period, and MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes brought in 1.5 million viewers/365,000 A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated Wendy Williams was back with original programs after 2 weeks of repeats and climbed 27%, to a 1.4 HH rating. Dr. Oz (1.1, down 8%) tied an 8-year low. Judge Judy was partially in reruns but still topped the syndie strip chart with 6.5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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CHRIS SOULES (THE BACHELOR, SEASON 19) ARRESTED AFTER DEADLY CAR CRASH

April 25, 2017

CHRIS SOULES (THE BACHELOR, SEASON 19) ARRESTED AFTER DEADLY CAR CRASH
http://www.eonline.com/news/845995/the-bachelor-s-chris-soules-arrested-after-deadly-crash-everything-we-know

KATHERINE JACKSON ELDER ABUSE CASE AGAINST TRENT JACKSON THROWN OUT

April 25, 2017

KATHERINE JACKSON ELDER ABUSE CASE AGAINST TRENT JACKSON THROWN OUT
http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/25/katherine-jackson-trent-elder-abuse-case-thrown-out/

SCOTT BAIO GETS BACKLASH OVER ERIN MORAN COMMENTS

April 25, 2017

SCOTT BAIO GETS BACKLASH OVER ERIN MORAN COMMENTS
http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/25/scott-baio-erin-moran-drug-backlash-political-trump/