FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/1/17)
CMT: Nashville (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Beach Bites with Katie Lee (Premiere) a 10pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men: Fully Loaded (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Alaska: The Last Frontier: The Frozen Edge (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: The Amazing Race (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Evil Stepmothers (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: My 600-LB Life: Supersized (Finale) at 8pm
VICELAND: Beerland (Finale) at 10pm
WORLD: Food – Delicious Science (Finale) at 8pm

Scott Pelley  is leaving his post as CBS Evening News anchor to become a full-time correspondent for 60 Minutes. Pelley had been doing double duty since taking the anchor seat in 2011. “The milestone 50th season of 60 Minutes requires Scott’s full contribution, and we look forward to important reporting from him for many years to come,” said David Rhodes, president of CBS News. (The newsmagazine will also soon face competition from NBC’s Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, launching June 4.)
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“CBS has been great to me for nearly 30 years,” said Pelley. “I’m glad to accept this assignment with continuing gratitude.” While CBS’s evening news broadcast lags behind ABC, tops in viewers in the most recent sweeps period, and NBC, first in the demo, CBS notes that during Pelley’s tenure, its broadcast grew in audience in each of its first 5 seasons, the longest run of growth for any network evening broadcast in the history of the modern ratings system.
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Kathy Griffin  was disinvited from CNN’s New Year’s Eve program after the comedian posted a video clip showing a likeness of Donald Trump’s severed head. “CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin,” tweeted the news net. Griffin’s New Year’s co-host since 2007, Anderson Cooper, called the video “clearly disgusting and inappropriate.” In an apology, Griffin acknowledged, “I’m a comic. I crossed the line….I went way too far.”
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Also offended: Squatty Potty, the maker of bathroom products featured on Shark Tank in 2014, which dumped its ad campaign featuring Griffin.
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Cinemax canceled Quarry after one season. Series co-creator Michael D. Fuller announced the news via a lengthy blog post, noting that several factors contributed to the show’s fate “but a regime change at HBO and a re-(re?)-branding at Cinemax were of particular significance. We attempted to find another home for the show, but were unable to do so.”
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Vanessa Hudgens was named the third judge on Fox’s So You think You Can Dance, joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy. Season bows Monday, June 12 at 8p. Meanwhile, Timbaland is joining ABC music competition series Boy Band as its third architect, joining Nick Carter and Emma Bunton starting Thursday, June 22 at 8p.
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Turner Classic Movies announced its summer programming lineup, with Audrey Hepburn, the net’s Star of the Month, showcased every Monday night in June. TCM Spotlight: Gay Hollywood highlights the impact of the LGBT community on cinematic history every Thursday in June. Summer Under the Stars returns paying tribute to 31 different stars in 31 days, and in July, TCM Spotlight: Alfred Hitchcock pays tribute to the master of suspense with 40 films airing Wednesday and Friday evening.
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Taking the stage for CBS’s broadcast of The 71st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11 at 8p will be Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key, Bette Midler, Ben Platt and Olivia Wilde.
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ESPN ‘s NFL Coverage will have a very different look next season. After Chris Berman was taken off the pro football beat, comes the news that John Clayton has been laid off after 23 years.
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Bossip on WE tv premieres Thursday, July 6 at 10p for a six-week summer run. The show features writers and staff from Bossip’s entertainment website for African Americans dishing the latest breaking news, gossip and up-to-the-minute exclusive.
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Rock and Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance returns for its sophomore season on Sunday, July 9 at 9p on AXS TV.
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Season 9 of Ink Master bows Tuesday, June 6 on Spike. New season features nine two-person teams of contestants, representing tattoo shops across the country.
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Discovery Family ’s new original series Reno, Set, Go! rewards individuals facing tough times with a covert room makeover designed by their family and a team of expert craftsmen in under 36 hours. Debuts Monday, June 19 at 10p with back-to-back episodes.
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Fluffy’s Food Adventures premieres Tuesday, July 11 at 10p on Fuse.
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TLC ’s Hair Goddess follows Christina Olivia as she opens her first salon in Manhattan. Premiere date is Wednesday, June 28 at 10p.
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HBO released the premiere date for porn industry drama The Deuce: Sunday, September 10 at 9p.
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Wallace Shawn (Toy Story, My Dinner with Andre) nabbed the recurring role of Jerry North in Season 2 of EPIX’s Graves.
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Odette Annable (Pure Genius) signed on for the series regular of Reign in Season 3 of CW’s Supergirl.
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Dale Soules, who recurred as inmate Frieda Berlin in Season 2 of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, was upped to series regular for Season 6.
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Nickelodeon is launching a collection of interactive episodes in its ad-free Noggin video subscription service. Beginning June 1, initially on iOS platforms, the play-along videos enable preschoolers to engage with characters by tapping, touching, swiping or speaking to navigate through enhanced educational experiences that promote science, technology, engineering, math and social-emotional skills. At launch, more than 30 play-along videos will be introduced, including Blaze and the Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi and short-form content featuring characters Moose and Zee. The videos were created by an in-house team using a proprietary authoring tool that fosters the simultaneous creation of interactive digital content alongside the production of linear TV content, and they’re the first in a new production model the kids network plans to embrace.
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Hulu documentary Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine streams through June 6, charting the rise and fall of the irreverent publication.
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Judge Judy (6.7 Live+SD Nielsen rating) attracted more than 9.4 million viewers on average each day the week of May 15 and held steady with the prior week, while most other syndication heavyweights declined. Also coming up big was Hot Bench (2.3, up 10%).
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Dr. Phil (3.3, down 3%) was the top talker for a 37th straight week and the only chat fest ahead of last year with a 3% annual increase. Ellen DeGeneres (2.2, up 5%) ranked second over Live with Kelly & Ryan (2.1, down 5%), which dipped after being interrupted and partially preempted by a May 16 press conference with President Trump and President Erdogan of Turkey. And, on a positive note, The Doctors (0.8, up 14%) scored the strongest percentage increase in talk.
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Continuing its number one streak for the year to date, Nickelodeon closed May as the top-rated kids’ network among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Kids 2-5 in total day. According to Nielsen for May 1 to 28, 2017, the network averaged 2.0/547,000 with K2-11; a 1.7/278,000 with K6-11; and a 2.6/269,000 K2-5.
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Film and television actress Elena Verdugo died May 30 in Los Angeles. Verdugo earned two Emmy nominations for her work on Marcus Welby, M.D.
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BROADWAY
The End of Longing (Off Broadway) with Matthew Perry is opening on Monday June 5, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-end-of-longing/

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