FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/18/17)
TRAVEL: Mysteries At The Museum (Premiere) at 9pm
WORLD: Food – Delicious Science (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: Scandal (Finale) at 9pm
CW: Supernatural (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: MasterChef (Finale) at 8pm
HISTORY: Swamp People (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: The Blacklist (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Mysteries of the Abandoned (Finale) at 10pm

Shockwaves from the sexual harassment scandal that cost Fox News top execs and host Bill O’Reilly may still be reverberating, but plans for a major investment in a new newsroom and additions to staff are “a sign of my unwavering confidence,” 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch told employees yesterday. The state-of-the-art digs will be built on the second floor of the company’s Manhattan headquarters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS took a serious look at a revived American Idol, canceled after 15 seasons by Fox last year, but “the economics just made absolutely no sense for us,” said CBS Corp. chairman and CEO Les Moonves yesterday. In addition to a price tag that would require “a 35 share to break even,” joked (we think) the exec, “we wouldn’t want to take four hours of our schedule that we wouldn’t have any piece of selling any backend.” Idol will return midseason on ABC, with superstar Katy Perry signed on as a judge.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As expected, CBS canceled low-rated freshmen Training Day, which tragically lost its star, Bill Paxton, after production wrapped; legal drama Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox, yanked from the slate after 2 episodes; and medical drama Pure Genius.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arrested Development will have a season 5 on Netflix, where its fourth season premiered way back in 2013. The entire series regular cast is onboard, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, David Cross, Portia de Rossi and Ali Shawkat. Creator/EP Mitch Hurwitz is also back. During its last season 4 years ago, a then-preposterous plot involved the Bluth family determined to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, with Lindsay’s cry of “put up the wall” drawing so much support she decided to run for Republican office.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As rumors swirled that Lawrence O’Donnell might be leaving MSNBC, The Last Word host took matters into his own hands. “Contract expires June 4. I’ll let you know where you can watch me June 5 if it’s not MSNBC,” O’Donnell tweeted yesterday. “I’m sorry this situation has become public.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Extreme prospectors risk their lives deep in the bush of British Columbia for the chance to find hundreds of million of dollars in gold on Devil’s Canyon, launching Tuesday, June 6 at 10p on Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Loudermilk debuts on AT&T Audience Network on October 17 at 8:30p. Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber) and writer Bobby Mort (The Colbert Report) will serve as writer-creators and exec producers of the comedy about a recovering alcoholic with a bad attitude.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Skateboarding show Now Boarding premieres on Fuse Monday, May 22 at 8p. Eight-part docu-series follows YouTube sensation Chris Chann and pro skaters Micky Papa and Jason Park on their first European jaunt.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upcoming OWN season premieres include For Better or Worse on Saturday, June 10 at 9p, and The Haves and the Have Nots on Tuesday, June 20 at 9p, followed by Queen Sugar at 10p. Queen Sugar moves to its regular Wednesday slot the following night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SundanceTV acquired the U.S. rights for season one of Australian comedy series Rosehaven, and will co-produce season 2 with The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Tasmania and Screen Australia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel ‘s Andi Mack is primed to rank as the week’s #1 TV telecast for the second consecutive week across Kids 6-11 and 6-14 in Live+3. The episode was a series ratings high in Total Viewers (1.9 million), Kids 6-11 (861,000/3.6 rating), Tweens 9-14 (822,000/3.3 rating) and Kids 6-14 (1.115 million/3.0 rating).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genius Brands International is teaming with Fathom Events to bring animated digital series Spacepop: Not Your Average Princess to U.S. movie theaters for a one-night showing. Event takes place September 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Half-hour special JoJo Siwa: My World will follow the 13-year-old Dance Moms star’s journey to the stage at the Mall of America. Currently in production, the special airs Saturday, August 12 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arts net Ovation is offering a month-long celebration of classic rock, with 7 documentaries. First up: The Beatles: Parting Ways on Saturday, June 3 at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outdoor Channel ’s Outdoor Tracks, taking viewers behind the scenes in the studio with country artists, premieres Monday, May 22 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Urban Movie Channel is premiering The Man Who Mends Women on Friday, May 19. The doc, telling the story of Doctor Mukwege, who has risked his life to help women who have been raped, will be available to stream after its debut on UMC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network is taking advantage of a menu of new added visual and interactive options on Google Assistant to take make the cooking process a little less messy. Home chefs can ask to talk to Food Network, and request recipes by keyword or ingredient; the answer will appear on their mobile device. Options to see more recipes will pop up beneath recipe carousels, making recipes easier to find and share.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mexican actor and singer Diego Boneta landed the role of Luis Miguel in the Telemundo and Gato Grande series based on the life of superstar recording artist, Luis Miguel, premiering in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antonio Fargas (Everybody Hates Chris) will guest on the season finale of Bounce’s Mann & Wife, airing Tuesday, May 23 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire) will tackle the role of J. Edgar Hoover on season 3 of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet ’s Tanked on Friday earned a season high across the A25-54 demo, including A25-54 (0.49), M25-54 (0.51) and W25-54 (0.48) in Live+3. The episode, featuring actress Alyssa Milano, was up +20% versus its season 7 to date average among A25-54, and helped Animal Planet break into ad-supported cable TV’s Top 10 at 10p among A25-54 (#9), M25-54 (#9), W25-54 (#9), A18-49 (#7) and A18-34 (#8).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Estrella TV announced it was the only Spanish-language network to deliver ratings gains in 2Q17 to date, compared to same period last year, boasting a 34% boost in total day among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Glass Menagerie with Sally Field is closing on Sunday May 21, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/glass-menagerie/

Amelie with Phillipa Soo is closing on Sunday May 21, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/amelie/

 

 

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