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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/11/17)
HGTV: House Hunters International (Premiere) at 10:30pm
OUTDOOR CHANNEL: Miss Wildgame (Premiere) at 7pm
TNT: American Race (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: The Catch (Finale) at 10pm
A&E: 60 Days In (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (Finale) at 8pm
CBS: Mom (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: Life In Pieces (Finale) at 9:30pm
CW: Riverdale (Finale) at 9pm
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Finale) at 9:30pm
HISTORY: Swamp People (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Chicago Med (Finale) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Mysteries At The Museum (Finale) at 9pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Finale) at 10pm

Iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar has been set as NBC’s next live musical, airing on Easter 2018. The TV version of the 1971 Broadway smash will be executive produced by a crew who know a thing or two about live productions: the original’s Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, as well as Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Casting is in early days, but “we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox canceled Sleepy Hollow after four seasons. The supernatural drama averaged 3.2 million viewers and .9 among A18-49 in Live+7 its last go-round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET is closing its Washington, D.C. headquarters on July 7 and moving operations go NYC. The move “has been an ongoing transition,” said a BET spokesperson. BET, which launched in 1980, was acquired by NY-based Viacom in 2000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tribune Media , reporting a $15.2 million first quarter loss thanks to lower TV ad revenue and rising programming costs at WGN America, is transforming into “a much more streamlined, focused broadcaster with a cable network,” interim CEO Peter Kern told analysts on Wednesday. Kerr called expensive, heavily marketed originals like Underground and Outsiders “kind of islands…the audience wouldn’t stay for the rest of our day,” and promised a more efficient slate of originals that would carry the audience to other dayparts. Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to buy Tribune for $3.9 billion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Shondaland drama Scandal, currently in season 6, will end with season 7, sources told TVLine. Series creator Shonda Rhimes reportedly made the call.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DHX Media ’s $345 million acquisition of the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group gives it an 80% controlling interest in Peanuts and 100% control of Strawberry Shortcake IP. “DHX Media feels like the perfect fit for Peanuts,” said Jean Schultz, widow of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz, of the Teletubbies owner. “We respect their innovative and rich history with developing children’s shows and brands.” Deal is slated to close around the end of June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Heroes Channel is partnering with People magazine – home of the “Heroes Among Us” feature – for the Red Bandanna Hero Award, given to an everyday hero who goes above and beyond to make a difference. Winner will be featured in People, as well as an AHC special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media ‘s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen will have a limited test in syndication from June 26  through July 21 on Fox and Sinclair stations, in addition to station groups across the country. The 30-minute show will air in a combination of daytime, evening and late nighttime periods in various markets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FXX placed a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for the untitled Marvel character Deadpool animated adult action-comedy adaptation. Atlanta creator Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will serve as showrunners, executive producers and writers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox gave series orders to supernatural comedy Ghosted, workplace comedy LA to Vegas and medical drama The Resident. The net picked up drama The Gifted on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network gave a green light to Unikitty! from Warner Bros. Animation, focused on the character from The LEGO Movie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered family variety series The Who Was? Show, based on the Who Was? bestsellers placing historical figures in context for kids. FremantleMedia Kids & Family is producer with Matador Content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

3Ball Entertainment (Bar Rescue) and tennis champ Venus Williams are teaming for unscripted series Deals in Heels (wt), focused on female industry titans. In addition to scoring on the court, Williams is founder and CEO of design firm V*STARR Interiors and founder of athletic apparel line EleVen. Williams will appear in as well as produce the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated comedy Billy Dilly’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer premieres with multiple airings on Saturday, June 3 at 7a, 11a, 2p, 5p and 8:30p on Disney XD. New episodes roll out daily through Thursday, June 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Retired detective Garry McFadden is back for more true crime on ID’s I Am Homicide starting Tuesday, June 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO opens the door for anthology comedy Room 104 on Friday, July 28 at 11p. Show set in a motel room got the green light last summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Body doc Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image premieres on Epix Wednesday, June 21 at 8p. Also on the way: the TV premieres of 2016 movies Ben-Hur on Sunday, June 4 at 8p and The Magnificent Seven on Sunday, June 11 at 8p. Epix is also offering a free preview period from June 12-26, when curious non-subscribers can sample originals Berlin Station, America Divided and Graves.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV celebrates guitar pioneer Les Paul with 2006 concert special Les Paul & Friends: 90th Birthday Salute, on Sunday, June 18 at 8p (Paul turns 101 next month!).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Handicap International and Fuse are partnering for the U.S. TV premiere of documentary Right Footed on Saturday, May 20 at 8p, about a young woman born without arms who defies the odds. Handicap International will provide additional information and offer viewers th e opportunity to advocate for the U.S. to join the landmark disability treaty, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

People/Entertainment Weekly will offer a Mother’s Day themed slate including series Mamarazzi, with guest star Alicia Silverstone, premiering Monday, May 15 at 2p, as well as special Raising Stars, featuring sibs Fred and Ben Savage, on Friday, May 12.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Entertainment One and Hulu announced a new multi-series licensing pact giving the streamer exclusive U.S. rights for more than 240 hours of eOne’s content, including new drama Cardinal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With a little help from his friends, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show averaged a 3.1 rating in the 56 metered markets on Tuesday, up +15% versus the week prior, up +41 versus year ago, and the highest regularly scheduled rating since September 22, 2015. Colbert’s former Daily Show comrades Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry dropped in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC newcomer Imaginary Mary grew +12% among total viewers, to 2.9 million, and +29% among A18-49, to .9/3, on Tuesday, a 3-week high in viewers and matching its best rating in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reality TV star Christopher “Big Black” Boykin died May 9 of a heart attack. He was 45. Boykin starred on MTV’s Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. “He was a longtime and beloved member of the MTV family and will be greatly missed,” said a network spokesperson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Price with Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito is closing on Sunday May 14, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/arthur-millers-price/

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