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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/22/17)
ABC: Boy Band (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: The Gong Show (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Diesel Brothers: Bases Loaded (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Hollywood Game Night (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: The Wall (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: The Night Shift (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: How It’s Made: American Made (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: How It’s Made (Premiere) at 9:30pm
SPIKE: The Mist (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Mysteries of The Outdoors (Premiere) at 10pm
WORLD: Great Yellowstone Thaw (Premiere) at 8pm

Get out your smelling salts and check your entailments: a Downton Abbey movie is in the works, according to NBCUniversal International Studios president Michael Edelstein. “We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year,” the exec said while in Singapore for Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. The original series aired in the US as part of PBS Masterpiece from 2010-15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment One has signed an overall first-look, multi-year deal with StoryBy Entertainment. According to the arrangement, eOne will serve as the studio on StoryBy’s TV projects and control worldwide rights. StoryBy is designed to create film and TV projects based on premium source material, and has series including USA’s Queen of the South, Freeform’s Stitchers and the upcoming Scott Free-produced The Terror for AMC, based on Dan Simmons’ novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A big cast shift at NBC‘s Taken, where six cast members are exiting as the show retools for its second season. Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and James Landry Hébertwill are all out, and Greg Plageman will be taking over as showrunner for the series, after Alexander Cary departed in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Leftovers co-creator Damon Lindelof appears to be bouncing from that shuttered series to take on an under-development Watchmen series at HBO. Though Zack Snyder, director of the 2009 Watchmen film, had been shopping around such a series in 2015, he is reportedly no longer attached to the project. The series would be based on the Alan Moore graphic novel of the same name, published between 1986-87.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel has greenlit an 18-ep half-hour series for Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods), The Zimmern List. Production begins in late June in Portland, ME and Boston. “Andrew is the ultimate resource and ‘friend-in the-know’ for where to eat in great cities across the country,” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Travel Channel, Food Network and Cooking Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production is underway for Jason Alexander‘s new original comedy series Hit the Road for Audience Network. The show, which films in Vancouver, was co-created by Alexander and Emmy-nominated comedy writer Peter Tilden and screenwriter Dean Craig, and focuses on a band of dysfunctional wannabe rock stars. The show has a 10-episode straight-to-series order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Narcos showrunner/EP Eric Newman, Propagate Content chairman/co-CEO Ben Silverman and entrepreneur Chris Blackwell (Island Records founder) have partnered to produce series about the birth of the Jamaican music industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic’s second season of its scripted anthology series Genius will focus on the life of painter Pablo Picasso. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard‘s Imagine Entertainment, Madison Wells Media’s OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow are all returning as production partners. It is set to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game of Thrones is getting its game face on for the imminent arrival of Season 7. HBO dropped a new trailer on YouTube Wednesday that promised #WinterIsHere and featured an epic battle scene. In addition, the net released 12 new character posters for the series featuring the same slogan. The series returns Sunday, July 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary Indivisible, which follows three undocumented immigrants seeking citizenship, is set to have its world premiere on Fuse Saturday, July 29. Multiplatform content will include deleted scenes and cast interviews.
(Source: Cynopsis)

When a total solar eclipse spans the continental United States on Monday, August 21, Science Channel will be there to provide live footage across the country. The event is the first of its kind in 99 years. That night the net will air The Great American Eclipse (wt) with same-day footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Oyelowo (Selma) will lend his voice to the role of Scar in the second season of Disney Junior‘s The Lion Guard, which returns on Friday, July 7. Other guest stars slated to voice characters include Hamilton‘s Renée Elise Goldsberry and musician Common.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Finn Wittrock (La La Land) has joined the cast of FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He previously worked with EP Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story‘s three most recent seasons. Versace will premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kathy Baker and Kyle Bornheimer have signed on to Judd Apatow‘s Netflix comedy Love in recurring roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Esper (Shades of Blue) will co-star as John Paul Getty II along with Harris Dickinson, Hilary Swank and Donald Sutherland in FX’s Trust, a 10-episode limited series about the Getty heir’s kidnapping. The series is set to premiere in January 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Ballet Theatre‘s Misty Copeland will join NBC‘s World of Dance as a guest judge on July 18 and 25 (both Mondays), in the competition show’s third round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arlen Escarpeta (Whitney) has signed on with the cast of Crackle drama The Oath, which is exec produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and G-Unit Film & Television Inc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu original series Freakish announced its new cast for the upcoming second season, including Brant Daughterty, Ryan McCartan, Saxon Sharbino, Niki DeMartino, Jordan Calloway, Amanda Steele, and Jake Busey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has unveiled a slate of interactive programming that will include an animated Puss in Boots spinoff, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale. Smart TV users, along with those who watch on streaming media players, game consoles or iOS devices will be able to access some of this new programming as though it was a “choose your own adventure” experience, and audiences will be able to choose how the story will proceed within an episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
1984 with Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge is opening on Thursday June 22, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/1984-broadway/

Indecent is closing on Sunday June 25, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/indecent/

Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close is closing on Sunday June 25, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/sunset-boulevard/

Sweat is closing on Sunday June 25, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/sweat/

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