FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ TONY AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 6/12/17)
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Superhuman (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: The Putin Interviews (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Counting On (Premiere) at 9pm
TBS: Angie Tribeca (Finale) at 10:30pm

CNN is not moving forward with a second season of Believer after host Reza Aslan called President Trump a “piece of s—“ (also “an embarrassment to humankind”) in a tweet. The comment was a reaction to Trump’s remarks after the London terrorist attacks. “In these politically charged times, the tenor of our nation’s discourse has become complicated, and I recognize that CNN needs to protect its brand as an unbiased news outlet,” said Aslan. “Similarly, I need to honor my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and scholar. And so I agree with CNN that it is best that we part ways. I look forward to partnering with another platform in the future.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Why the flip flop on a fall time slot for This Is Us (NBC moved the hit show from Tuesday to Thursday, then back to Tuesday again)? “We have to do what’s right for a show that is groundbreaking and incredible in every way,” said NBC president of entertainment Jennifer Salke at the ATX Television Festival. “We do have a big show that we feel like no matter where you put it, the audience will follow,” said Salke, but using it to boost ratings on a Thursday would have meant disrupting the storyline’s flow for two months for Thursday Night Football and the holidays, and “that would be a disservice.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Grand Tour co-host Richard Hammond was in car crash while filming season 2 of the Amazon Prime series. While Hammond suffered no serious injuries, the Rimac Concept One he was driving burst into flames after he climbed out. “It was the biggest crash I’ve ever seen ant the most frightening,” tweeted co-host Jeremy Clarkson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX tapped into current events to promote Russian spy drama The Americans to Emmy voters, with print and digital ads in the Sunday editions of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post that show a Russian flag flying over the U.S. Capitol building and the words, “The Russians are here.” A URL leads to FX’s For Your Consideration web site for the show’s fifth season. FX also bought ads on Sunday political shows, including Face the Nation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Beast has been put down at Fox. A pilot for the medical procedural from ER’s Neal Baer was ordered earlier this year, but was never made.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC and the American Black Film Festival announced Duain Richmond as the winner of this year’s Star Project, an annual monologue competition looking for acting talent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Winner gets opportunities to break into film and television. Keep an eye on Richmond – Star Project alumni include Emayatzy Corinealdi (Roots), Kelcy Griffin (Power) and Sheaun McKinney (Great News).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Esposito is leaving NCIS after one season, reports Deadline. Esposito played Special Agent Alex Quinn.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telenovela Totalmente Diva premieres on UniMas Tuesday, June 13 at 8p. Modern-day fairy tale tells the story of a humble girl determined to win a beauty pageant. Plus, of course, find true love.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fans of TLC’s 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? won’t have to wait for the reality show’s Sunday, June 25 season 2 linear premiere to find out how quickly the honeymoon is over. The episode can be accessed at the net’s online viewing platform, TLCgo, with a cable subscription log-in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Ninja Warrior and Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge return to NBC tonight with some significant changes. “It’s always important to avoid complacency, freshen the format, and bring new things to the table,” says Producer Arthur Smith.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of… NBC and POM Wonderful announced their continued partnership for season 9 of American Ninja Warrior. In addition to on-air integrations, NBC will work with POM to brand digital editorial series, Crashing the Course, a behind-the-scenes look at the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix comedy special Immigrant, starring Iranian-born Maz Jobrani (Superior Donuts), premieres Tuesday, August 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anna Chlumsky (Veep) has been cast in the fourth and final season of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nathan Fillion (Castle), Tony Hale (Veep), Sara Rue (Impastor), Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher) and Roger Bard (Desperate Housewives) have been added to the cast of season 2 of Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Production on the season is underway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Republicans and Democrats might spar over who came out ahead during former FBI director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday, but one sure winner was CBS’s Late Show. The talker earned a 2.8/7 HH rating in early numbers, with its biggest overnight rating since Stephen Colbert took over as host in September 2015. That’s up 65% versus last year and up 27% from the prior first-run Thursday show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Comey hearing was also a boon to cable news, which pulled in almost 9 million viewers across Fox News, MSNBC and CNN from 10a-1p. FNC was first in viewers with 3.1 million, followed by CNN (3.05 million) and MSNBC (2.72 million). CNN topped the news demo with 1.02 million A25-53;w MSNBC was second with 630,000, and Fox grabbed 438,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In primetime cable news Thursday, Fox News had 3.18 million total viewers and 667,000 A25-54; MSNBC drew 2.75 million viewers and 757,000 in the demo, and CNN grabbed 1.71 million viewers and 601,000 among A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Through Friday’s Game 4 on ABC, the NBA Finals is averaging a total live audience of 19.8 million viewers (TV plus streaming), making it the most-watched series since 1998.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead returned for season 3 on Sunday to 4.7 million viewers, 2.7 million A25-54 and 2.4 million A18-49, according to Nielsen Live+3 numbers, making it the #3 series on cable in 2017, after The Walking Dead and Talking Dead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spanish-language Estrella TV announced that its KRCA-62 TV channel in Los Angeles had the #2 most viewed newscast during the 11p hour regardless of language during May sweeps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Glenne Headly died June 8. She was 62. In addition to theater and film roles, Headly was nominated for an Emmy for Lonesome Dove, and was in production for Hulu series Future Man when she passed away.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Adam West died June 9 after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88. Best known as Batman in the campy 1966-68 series, West more recently voiced the mayor of Quahog on Family Guy. “Adam West exemplified heroism,” tweeted film Batman Ben Affleck. “Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 TONY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.eonline.com/news/859786/tony-awards-2017-the-full-winners-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Wonder Woman – $57.2 million
The Mummy (2017) – $32.2 million
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $12.3 million
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $10.7 million
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – $6.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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