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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/13/17)
SYFY: Face Off (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Rickey Smiley For Real  (Premiere) at 8pm
UNIMAS: Totalmente Diva (Premiere) at 8pm
FREEFORM: Famous In Love (Finale) at 10pm

Production on season 4 of ABC reality show Bachelor in Paradise was suspended and cast members sent home following allegations of “misconduct” in Mexico. “We are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations,” said Warner Bros., which reportedly involve alcohol and an inappropriate sexual encounter. “Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.” The season had been slated to premiere August 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner and IMG esports tournament brand ELEAGUE are teaming with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring NetherRealm Studios’ fighting game Injustice 2 – and its lineup of DC characters – to the esports world with the first ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship. Featured matches will air live on TBS, with every match covered via digital platforms. Open qualifier takes place Saturday, October 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Esai Morales (NYPD Blue) announced he’s running for president of SAG-AFTRA. Morales first tried for the office four years ago, but was defeated by Ken Howard. Deadline for submitting nominations is June 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Phil Keoghan (Amazing Race) has joined Jane Lynch as co-host of 2-hour Nat Geo event Earth Live, showing the animal kingdom across 6 continents in real time, simulcast globally in 171 countries. Special airs Sunday, July 9 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The American Black Film Festival and Turner announced Derege Harding and Darrin Dortch as the winners of their inaugural writing contest, part of a 3-year partnership between Turner and ABFF to promote greater diversity and inclusion within the film industry. Prize includes a trip to this year’s ABFF in Miami, happening today through June 18, and the opportunity to meet with TBS and TNT programming execs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s ready to roll. The net says its programming pipeline for the next six months includes 264 prime-time premiere hours; 11 new series will debut. The net also notes that as it readies its 2018 slate, it has implemented a program development plan that features more than 33 pilots.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Luther is coming back to BBC America as a 4-part limited series, written and created by Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba. Filming on season 5 of the crime drama starts early next year. “We picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next,” said Cross. “It turns out, they would.” We last saw DCI John Luther in December 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC announced the 100 stars competing in its revival of the Battle of the Network Stars (19 specials aired from1976-1988). The 10-episode summer series, premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9p, will feature teams based on TV characters (cops versus sitcoms, TV moms & dads versus kids) – and there will be some celebs who competed the first tie around. A random sampling of participants: Bronson Pinchot, Tracey Gold, Donna Mills, Erik Estrada, Marlee Matlin, Parker Stevenson and Lance Bass.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New crime hub Oxygen is bringing back Dick Wolf’s Cold Justice, following veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler as she digs into small-town murder cases gone cold. New episodes launch Saturday, July 22 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Perfect Murder returns to ID for season 4 on Wednesday, June 14 at 8p, followed the next night by the 9p launch of season 2 of Murder Among Friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MyNetworkTV announced its 2017-18 schedule. Starting September 25, the lineup includes Law & Order: SVU on Mondays, The X-Files on Tuesdays, new addition Dateline on Wednesdays, Law & Order: CI on Thursdays and American Ninja Warrior on Fridays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Hollywood Puppet Sh!tshow, featuring celebrity stories reenacted by puppets, premiered on Fuse Friday at 10:30p. The lineup up guests slated to appear with exec producer Wilmer Valderrama includes Joe Jonas, Gina Rodriguez, Lil Jon, Terry Crews, Steve Aoki, Amber Rose, Damon Wayans Jr., Big Freedia, Amanda Cerny, Karrueche Tran, and Anjelah Johnson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

LMN’sTiny House of Terror premieres Saturday, June 24 at 8p. The original movie centers on a woman whose cozy abode becomes a prison with no way out.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kin Community and Tia Mowry (Sister, Sister, Tia Mowry at Home) are partnering for digital brand Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix. A 20-epsode series will premiere in August, with new episodes posted each week to YouTube.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls) is onboard season 2 of Sky 1’s upcoming edgy comedy Sick Note, following a compulsive liar wrongly diagnosed with a terminal disease. Season 1 debuts this fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC had its top-rated Friday in over 14 years with Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The game scored 4.6/22 among A18-49, and 13.3 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of ABC’s Steve Harvey’s Funderdome on Sunday delivered 6.1 million total viewers and a 1.4/5 rating, holding 93% of its lead-in, Celebrity Family Feud.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s Hamilton-less Tonys on CBS averaged 6 million viewers in fast nationals, down 31% versus last year, and .9 among A18-49, down 44%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second outing of NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly grabbed a .9/4 rating among A18-49, up a tenth from its debut, and 4.4 million viewers, a 28% dip.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s face-off between the USA and Mexico was the most-viewed soccer match on any network this year, regardless of language, reaching 8.5 million viewers. The match averaged 4.5 million P2+ and 2.5 million A18-49 on Univision, with a simulcast on UDN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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