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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/17/17)
E!: Hollywood Medium (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Downward Dog (Premiere) at 9:30pm
A&E: Storage Wars: Northern Treasures (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Hear No Evil (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Food Delicious Science (Premiere) at 10pm
SPIKE: I Am Heath Ledger (Premiere) at 10pm
TNT: The Dunk Show (Premiere) at 6pm
ABC: The Goldbergs (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: Speechless (Finale) at 8:30pm
ABC: Modern Family (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: Designated Survivor (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (Finale) a 10pm
DISCOVERY: The Last Alaskans (Finale) at 9pm
IFC: Brockmire (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: Atlanta (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Blindspot (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Chicago PD (Finale) at 10pm

There’s a follow-up in the works to Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope. The New Pope, a joint production between HBO and Sky, will go into production late next year in Italy. Casting for the title role and additional roles is expected to begin soon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen announced plans to install nearly 15,000 television audience meters in approximately 7000 homes across the 140 markets currently measured by Local TV paper diaries. The effort is part of Nielsen’s plan to implement universal electronic television measurement in all 210 Local TV markets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media ’s The Real Housewives of Potomac moves to 8p on Sunday, May 21. It will be followed by getaway series Invite Only Cabo at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon ordered a six-episode pickup of The Thundermans, which will bring the series total to 103 episodes. The net also greenlit Knight Squad (wt), a live-action comedy set a magical school for knights in training.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katy Perry was revealed as the first judge on the American Idol reboot. Plus, for the second consecutive year, Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars, airing Sunday, March 4. Kimmel is also teaming with Justin Theroux to produce an untitled live sitcom special that will bring viewers classic sitcom scripts acted out by today’s biggest names in comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment announced at the ABC Upfront that Season 7 of Shonda Rhimes drama Scandal will be its last. “Shonda has decided the series needs to come to a close, and while this is definitely a bittersweet moment for all of us gladiators, I have no doubt what she has in store for the final season will be as powerful as what’s come before,” said Dungey. Rhimes promised the show’s end will leave “nothing on the table… We are going to handle the end the way we like to handle the important things in our ‘Scandal’ family: all together, white hats on, gladiators running full speed over a cliff.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC confirmed an eight-episode reboot of Roseanne featuring original cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Premieres 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In spinoff news, Grey’s Anatomy is getting another one; this time, revolving around Seattle firefighters. Two reality hits have landed offshoots, too. The Bachelor Winter Games features stars from the franchise competing in winter-themed athletic challenges. Dancing with the Stars Junior has celebrity kids and kids of celebrities pairing up with professional junior ballroom dancers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One ’s “True Crime Monday” lineup is getting a new addition that explores crimes with a deadly connection to technology and social media. #Murder premieres Monday, June 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

EPIX debuts Get Shorty on Sunday, August 13 at 10p. The dark comedy is based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

My Big Bollywood Wedding bows Sunday, June 10 at 10p on Smithsonian Channel. Follows three couples as they create the Indian wedding of their dreams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aerial America is going global and local on Smithsonian Channel in all new episodes. The series spends 24 hours in the life of New York City and takes viewers on bird’s eye adventures in Ireland and New Zealand, beginning Sunday, June 4 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GSN ’s new emoji-solving show, Emogenius, debuts Wednesday, June 14 at 9p. Hosted by Hunter March (Awesomeness TV), it taps into the popularity of emojis and text messaging.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NOVA investigates how the water disaster in Flint, Michigan brought to light the disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of water systems across the country. Poisoned Water, narrated by Joe Morton, premieres Wednesday, May 31 at 9p on PBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime debuts More Than T, a documentary depicting the daily lives of seven transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals on Friday, June 23 at 7p. In celebration of Pride Month, the film will be available on Showtime streaming service, Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime starting June 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS KIDS will premiere Pinkalicious and Peterrific on February 19, 2018. The animated series encourage kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas like music, dance and visual arts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first week of Live with Kelly & Ryan (2.5 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 19% from the week before) saw the talker take second place behind Dr. Phil. It vaulted over nearest rival Ellen DeGeneres (2.2, down 4%) which dropped to third place.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In access, Extra (1.2, up 9%) scored the strongest increase among the top tier magazines, despite not airing on more than one occasion in the top four markets. Entertainment Tonight (3.0, steady) topped the category as usual.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for Steve Harvey’s Family Feud (6.3, down 3%) continued to be unapproachable by any of the other game shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One ’s The Manns experienced a season best, up +12% among households, including a +15% increase among viewers P25-54, and a +23% increase among women 25-54 versus its previous week’s telecast. It marked the second consecutive week of L+3 gains across the board and fourth consecutive week of gains among total viewers P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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