FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 5/22/17)
E!: Fashion Police: 2017 Billboard Music Awards (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: The Bachelorette (Premiere) at 9pm
ADULT SWIM: Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (Premiere) at 12am
FUSE: Now Boarding (Premiere) at 8pm
PASIONES: Contrato Para Una Boda (Premiere) at 6pm
CW: Supergirl (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Jane The Virgin (Finale) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Barnwood Builders (Finale) at 9pm

And then there were two. Another Saturday Night Live veteran is exiting. Vanessa Bayer, the longest serving female cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series, is departing after seven seasons. Fellow SNL veteran Bobby Moynihan is also heading out after nine seasons. Bayer announced the news via Instagram over the weekend, writing: “Thank you ‘SNL’ for 7 years of laughs, love and incredible memories. It has been a dream come true.” Both got plenty of airtime on the SNL season finale on Saturday, the most-watched in six years in A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All’s well that ends well at CNN. Anchor Anderson Cooper apologized via twitter to conservative pundit Jeffrey Lord for a “crude sentence” he aimed at Lord on Friday. Lord tweeted back: “Anderson Cooper is my colleague and a friend for whom I have the highest professional and personal regard. Message America? It’s ok 2 laugh!” The comment in question? After Lord said he didn’t care that Trump called former FBI chief James Comey a “nut job,” Cooper responded, “If he [Trump] took a dump on his desk, you would defend it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lin-Manuel Miranda is joining the DuckTales chorus. The Hamilton mastermind is lending his voice to the Disney XD animated series reboot, set to premiere later this year, in the recurring role of Gizmoduck. The series got a season 2 renewal ahead of its summer launch. Miranda is in good company in the children’s entertainment realm.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Less than five months after returning to Fox News Channel and the show The Five, Bob Beckel is out again. “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” a FNC representative said last Friday. No word yet on Beckel’s replacement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Horror Story guru Ryan Murphy dropped another Insta clue about the upcoming seventh season. On Friday Murphy has posted an image of the back of someone’s head with blue-dyed hair and captioned it “AHS Season 7: Red, white and blue clue.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Trial & Error will return to NBC for a second season. The network closed the deal for a 10-ep season 2 of the comedy from Warner Bros TV. Trial & Error will return in midseason.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Modern Family is getting a new senior creative duo. Sitcom veterans Jack Burditt and Bill Wrubel are in as executive producers for the ABC series; out are executive producer Chuck Tatham, co-executive producer Andy Gordon and consulting producer Christy Stratton. The show recently was renewed for a ninth and tenth season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform is going to College-ish. The network picked up 13 episodes of the scripted spin-off of ABC’s Black-ish, starring Yara Shahidi. Dean Cole also stars in the comedy, slated to premiere in early 2018 on Freeform. College-ish follows the Johnsons’ eldest daughter Zoey (Shahidi) as she heads off to college. Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series, from ABC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahead of its season 2 finale, HBO has picked up a third season of adult animated series Animals. Animals, created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano of Duplass Brothers Productions, focuses on the creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: NYC – from lovelorn rats to gender-questioning pigeons to aging bedbugs. Guests who’ve graced the show thus far include Fred Armisen, Jessica Chastain, Whoopi Goldberg and Kurt Vile.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Investigation Discovery announced a green light for a sophomore season of original series Murder Chose Me. Series features stories and case files from Shreveport, LA, detective Rod Demery from his 14 years as a homicide detective. Ten new episodes will air exclusively on ID in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chuck Rose, creator of Crackle original series The Art of More, signed an exclusive two-year overall deal with Universal Television. He’ll develop new series projects for the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Returning to ABC for its third season, 20/20: In An Instant offers first-hand accounts of harrowing tales of survival by bringing them to life through dramatizations. The new season premieres Saturday, June 3 at 9p and will run for seven consecutive weeks through July 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SundanceTV’ s genre drama Cleverman returns for a second season on Wednesday, June 28 at 10p. Series is a futuristic drama rooted in ancient Aboriginal mythology where humans and Hairypeople battle for survival in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NOVA: Poisoned Water debuts on PBS stations on Wednesday, May 31 at 9p. The special uses the lens of science to reveal how the water disaster in Flint, MI, brought to light a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of water systems across the country.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In observation of World Refugee Day, Fuse will premiere the film Cast from the Storm on Tuesday, June 20 at 9p. It’s the third release in Fuse’s We the Dreamers docu series and follows refugee teens who learn how to cope with the horrors they experienced in their native countries by participating in an innovative Australian community speaking and performance program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andy Samburg -starring mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy races on to HBO on Saturday, July 8 at 10p. Written by Murray Miller (Girls), the 50-minute special details the Tour de France during “a dark and fictitious time” in cycling history, i.e., 1982, when the time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harry Hamlin (Mad Men) got a recurring role opposite Ryan Phillippe on the second season of USA drama series Shooter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More than 20 media outlets are supporting The Red Nose Day Special, airing Thursday, May 25 at 10p on NBC by donating media space – via print, digital, airtime, space in theaters and more – to promote the charity event. Media partners include AT&T AdWorks, DISH Media Sales, ION Television, National CineMedia, Pandora, Samsung, TiVo, TV Guide and Zynga. Walgreens and the M&M’s Brand, official partners of Red Nose Day and sponsors of the special night of programming on NBC, also helped to drive tune-in across their owned platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fresh Off the Boat is docking at Hulu. The streaming service acquired exclusive SVOD rights to the complete library of the ABC comedy series in a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution that comprises access to all past episodes of the series and future eps of the comedy, recently renewed for a fourth season. New eps will be available on Hulu the day after they air on ABC. The Hulu-Twentieth TV library deal also includes past eps of horror drama The Exorcist, which airs on Fox, and NBC comedy The Carmichael Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.eonline.com/news/853130/billboard-music-awards-2017-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Alien: Covenant – $36 million
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $35 million
Everything, Everything – $12 million
Snatched – $7.6 million
Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – $7.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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