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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/4/17)
E!: Second Wives Club (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Evil Stepmothers (Premiere) at 10pm
RFD-TV: Larry’s County Diner (Premiere) at 8pm
WORLD: Plants Behaving Badly (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Superstore (Finale) at 8:30pm

It’s over and out after 3 seasons for Girl Meets World, which had its finale on Disney Channel in January. The show’s creators had hoped to keep the show alive, but on Wednesday Michael Jacobs tweeted, “I wasn’t able to find a new venue for the show. I’m sorry. We brought our best and hope we made you think and feel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT announced a summer slate that blends music events, specials and series hoping to “convert more newly-arrived fans to frequent viewers,” said net president Brian Philips. The 2017 CMT Music Awards premieres live on Wednesday, June 7 at 8p, and CMT Instant Jam with Brett Eldredge arrives Friday, June 16 at 10p.In addition, CMT will premiere the first-ever ever outdoor CMT Crossroads with Grammy-Award winners Earth Wind & Fire on Friday June 23 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the CMT series front, the midseason premiere for Nashville is set for Thursday, June 1 at 9p, along with digital aftershow series Nashchat. Still the King is back for season 2 on Tuesday, July 11 at 10p, and Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team and I Love Kellie Pickler are back Thursday, August 3 at 10p and 11p. Movie To Joey, With Love, about the true story of Joey and Rory Feek, has its broadcast premiere Wednesday, June 21 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Scripps Networks Interactive nets to Hulu’s live streaming service, a beta version of which launched yesterday. Joining channels from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corp., Turner Networks and A+E Networks will be HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. “Our networks attract large upscale audiences looking for compelling family-friendly content,” said Scripps Networks Interactive chairman, president & CEO Kenneth W. Lowe. “Hulu has already built a strong and loyal customer base, and the new live TV streaming service will be an important addition.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Scripps news, the company continues its reach into the digital realm with an agreement to acquire millennial-focused media company Spoon University. “Spoon University captures the grassroots passion for food and community that is so important to millennials today,” said Kathleen Finch, Scripps Networks Interactive’s chief programming, content & brand officer. “Food Network has become a significant force in digital and social food storytelling over the course of the last year, and this acquisition will provide us with the opportunity to build content, community and brand as we seek to accelerate our strategy in the sector.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu nabbed SVOD rights to FX comedy Atlanta and, in a deal struck “minutes” before the service’s NewFront event yesterday, SVOD rights for hit This Is Us shared with NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime gave the co-ahead for a beauty blogger competition series from exec producers Kim Kardashian West and Diana Madison (Style Lab). In 8 episodes, bloggers will battle for a chance to be a part of Kardashian West’s glam empire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network greenlit family drama series Yellowstone, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) and exec produced by The Weinstein Company with John and Art Linson (Sons of Anarchy). It’s the first big project for Paramount, rebranding from Viacom’s Spike early next year. “Yellowstone exemplifies what a Paramount Network original dramatic series will be with premium storytelling, high production values, compelling characters, and the best talent behind the camera and in front of it,” said Keith Cox, president, development and production for Paramount Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum will play battling musicians in a half-hour comedy being developed by Amazon and Imagine Television. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will exec produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

T Group Productions announced an overall co-production deal with Simon Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) and his Legacy Productions calling for Lythgoe to create, develop and produce unscripted programming, with a focus on formats and live events, to be co-produced with T Group in the United States, Canada and the UK. Lythgoe was exec producer for the upcoming T Group/Roberts Media production for Freeform, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu renewed The Handmaid’s Tale, starring Elisabeth Moss, for season 2, arriving in 2018. Hulu also picked up Marvel’s Runaways, about 6 teens with superpowers, and ordered The First, from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Buckling up with James Corden for CBS’s The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special on Monday, May 22 at 10p will be Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez. Last year’s Karaoke special earned an Emmy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There will be no envelope opening at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Instead, Lovepop is creating 3D popup cards to reveal the winners during the ABC ceremony on Sunday, May 21 at 8p. Lovepop, best known for its 3D paper sculptures, was introduced on Shark Tank in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime set Friday, June 9 as the premiere date for Becoming Cary Grant. The doc will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Terrence Howard (Empire) will guest on Amazon anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, as a policewoman living in the future and a game designer who pursue violent killers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alec Baldwin has been cast as a guest star on upcoming Hulu 9/11 drama The Looming Tower. Principal photography for the 10-hour series began yesterday in NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) will receive the BAFTA Fellowship on May 14 in London, at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to film, television or games across a career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ravo ’s Southern Charm  hit a second consecutive series high among P18-49, delivering 1 million P18-49 (up slightly), 1.2 million P25-54 and 1.8 million total viewers in Live+3 Nielsens. The Real Housewives of New York City posted week-over-week growth for the 3rd consecutive week among all key demos, while part 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion hit a season high among all key demos. And The Real Housewives of Potomac hit a series high among P25-54, delivering 1.3 million P18-49 (up +16% versus the prior week’s episode).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Digital just had its best month in April for unique visitors to BravoTV.com (13.5 million), visits to Bravo.com (27.6 million) and VOD episode streams on Bravo.TV and TVE apps (19.1 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Back-to-back airings of NBC newcomer Great News (.8/3 at 9p and .6/2 at 9:30p) dipped 33% and 40% from the comedy’s debut last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce ’s Saints & Sinners Weekend, featuring day-long marathons of both seasons of the drama, combined to reach 3.3 million unduplicated viewers April 29-30. The just-completed  second season of Saints was seen by nearly 8.4 million unduplicated viewers  and 5.7 million households across all airings on Bounce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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