FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/29/17)
ABC: Battle of the Network Stars (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Zoo (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Cold Case Files (Finale) at 10pm
BRAVO: Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer (Finale) at 10pm

Snap Decision will launch on both GSN and in broadcast syndication on Sinclair stations. The comedic game show, produced by GSN and Tornante-Sinclair and hosted by The Carmichael Show’s David Alan Grier, premieres with 4 back-to-back episodes on Monday, August 7 at 9p on GSN, moving to its regular Tuesday time period the next night. In syndication, Snap Decision will air weekdays on 20 Sinclair stations. “We believe that this unique new model offers multiple opportunities to build the brand,” said Arthur Hasson, COO of programming at Sinclair Broadcast Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s Late Show is tinkering with its Friday formula. While the late-nighter usually tapes two episodes on Thursdays, tomorrow’s show will feature a new opening and monologue, with highlights from earlier in the week filling out the rest of the program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP has been added to Verizon Fios’ high definition channel line-up, ahead of the premiere of series The Cowboy Way: Alabama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mason Dixon, from Lee Daniels (Empire), is in development at Fox. Hour-long drama from 20th Century Fox Television centers on a black politician’s wife and good-ol’-boy who form an unlikely alliance after their spouses cheat. Writer is Julian Breece (The First).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Networks is teaming with executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment and filmmaker Gotham Chopra for a project examining the modern history of the National Basketball Association and its impact on global popular culture. Three-part documentary film series is slated to premiere on Showtime in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS News is launching CBSN: On Assignment, airing 4 consecutive Mondays starting July 31 at 10p. Series will feature experiential reports on stories ranging from grassroots efforts to combat gun violence to investigations into new terrorist threats. “This is an opportunity to showcase the voices and original storytelling from CBSN to an entirely new audience,” said Nancy Lane, senior executive producer for CBS News Digital. “Our long-form programming enhances our live, anchored coverage throughout the day.” The show will air simultaneously on CBS, CBSN and CBS All Access.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Celebrity scandal series Under the Influence debuts on Reelz Friday, July 7 at 9p, with the tragic stories of Heath Ledger and River Phoenix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will launch with a one-hour premiere on Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America’s Top Gear America revs up Sunday, July 30 at 8p, with team members William Fichtner (Mom), Top Fuel Drag Racing Champion Antron Brown, British car journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford, and Stig.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS’s RARE- Creatures of the Photo Ark follows National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he documents threatened species. Three-parter premieres Tuesday, July 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mr. Mercedes, based on the Stephen King novel, premieres on AT&T Audience Network Wednesday, August 9 at 8p. David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) wrote and adapted for television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FXX’s You’re the Worst is back for season 4 on Wednesday, September 6 at 10p. Sister net FX brings back Better Things for season 2 on Thursday, September 14 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Flipping Out returns for season 10 on Thursday, August 17 at 9p. This time around, house flipper Jeff Lewis has a new project: fatherhood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The hunt for good deals on great food is back on Wednesday, July 12 at 10p, with the return of Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats. First stop, with just $35 to pay for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, is Annapolis, Maryland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showcasing secret beaches, private waterfalls and hidden caves, Travel Channel’s Top Secret Swimming Holes returns Sunday, July 23 at 9p and 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity’s Iron Resurrection returns for season 2 on Tuesday, July 11 at 10p, offering new life to rusted wrecks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon original series Tumble Leaf will spend a third season helping preschoolers understand the world around starting August 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grace Vanderwaal will have her dream come true when Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters returns Friday, August 4 at 9p. After triumphing on season 11 of America’s Got Talent, the singer-songwriter said she hoped to use her winnings to have a “sick treehouse” built by treehouse builder Pete Nelson. Done!
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viceland will air an update of eight-part 2014 Vice News web series Last Chance High, focused on a Chicago school for troubled kids, starting Monday, July 17 at 10:30p. The net is also offering a week-long run of comedy documentary series Funny How?, hosted by Kliph Nesteroff, from July 10-14 at 11:30p
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey Network is serving up 96 hours of stomps and slaughter during its “Kaijuly Roarth” Godzilla marathon starting Saturday, July 1 at 6a. First up: Gojira.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Stewart will present the Pat Tillman Award for Service to disabled veteran and Invictus Games gold medalist Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro during the 25th ESPYS. Live telecast airs on ABC Wednesday, July 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elian, a documentary exploring the fallout following the 1999 sea rescue of Elian Gonzalez, will premiere in simulcast on CNN/US and CNN en Espanol on Thursday, August 24 at 9p. “At a moment when Americans are once again debating the country’s relationship with Cuba, Elian’s story is a powerful reminder of how ordinary Cubans in both countries have so often been trampled in the geopolitical battles between Washington and Havana,” said director Tim Golden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sundance TV and BBC One drama The Split begins production in the UK next week with Nicola Walker (River), Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me), Stephen Mangan (Episodes), Fiona Button (Lip Service), Deborah Findlay (Leaving), Annabel Scholey (Being Human) and Barry Atsma (Hector and the Search for Happiness).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) landed the role of Becky Sharp in the ITV/Amazon Studios adaptation of the classic novel Vanity Fair. Mammoth Screen is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment announced the international cast for upcoming event series Das Boot: Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), Rainer Bock (Inglourious Basterds), Rick Okon (Tatort), Vicky Krieps (Colonia Dignidad), Jonathan Zaccai (Robin Hood), Leonard Scheicher (Finsterworld), Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm), Franz Dinda (The Cloud) and Stefan Konarske (The Young Karl Marx).
(Source: Cynopsis)

This Is UsAlexandra Breckenridge (Sophie) and Joe Huertas (Miguel) have been upped to series regulars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jodie Comer (The White Princess) has been cast opposite Sandra Oh in BBCA’s upcoming scripted series, Killing Eve, debuting in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cory Hardrict (American Sniper) landed a role in Crackle original drama The Oath, arriving in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Kelly Reilly (Flight), Luke Grimes (American Sniper) and Cole Hauser (Tigerland) have joined Kevin Costner in the cast of upcoming Paramount Network drama Yellowstone, premiering in summer 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ne-Yo (The Wiz), Naya Rivera (Glee) and Faizon Love (Elf) are set to star in YouTube Red drama Step Up: High Water, based on the film franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kathy Baker (The Ranch) and Greg Gunberg (Heroes) landed leading roles in HBO’s untitled movie about the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Al Pacino is playing Joe Paterno.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of La Piloto reached 3.1 million total viewers on Wednesday, helping Univision rank as the #3 broadcast network for the night among A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes’ multi-platform coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 reached 9.6 million total viewers through the group stage, averaging 1 million total viewers and 519,000 A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s The Late Show and NBC’s Tonight Show were neck-and-neck in the ratings the week ending June 23. While Tonight Show eked out the win in Live+SD numbers (2.66 million versus 2.63 million), Late Show pulled ahead in Live+3 Nielsens, 3.1 million to 2.86 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

48 HOURS: “Serial Confessions” was Saturday’s #1 program among viewers and A25-54 (tied with TBS), according to Nielsen Live+SD ratings for June 24. Confessions delivered 3.67 million viewers and a .8/3 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Azteca America finished June with its best primetime June delivery in five years among key demos, including total viewers (+14%) and A18-49 (+5%). The network reached a primetime audience of more than 1.3 million A18-49, who consumed more than 2.7 million hours of content during the month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewership for Trailblazer Honors was up 80% with total viewers and 118% among P18-49.  Friday’s one-hour special event, which aired on Logo and VH1, delivered 328,000 total viewers and 203,000 P18-49 across networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Marvin’s Room with Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor & Celia Weston is opening on Thursday June 29, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/marvins-room/

The Little Foxes with Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon is closing on Sunday July 2, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/little-foxes/

The End of Longing (Off-Broadway) with Matthew Perry is closing on Saturday July 1, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-end-of-longing/

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