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Three extensions after a Friday deadline, SAG-AFTRA reached a tentative deal with producers for a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement. The strike-averter provides increased pay, improvements in the residual rates for streaming platforms, and a major increase in travel allowances for TV series actors on location.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maria Menounos is stepping down as co-anchor of E! News after surgery for a benign brain tumor, and as she supports her mother, who has stage 4 brain cancer. “Our thoughts and support go out to Maria and her family and we wish them all the best knowing that Maria will tackle this with the same fierce dedication she is known for,” said Adam Stotsky, President, E Entertainment. Menounos joined the network in 2014.
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The Carmichael Show is poised to end its run on NBC. “We thank and salute the cast, crew, and producers – and especially [star and creator] Jerrod [Carmichael] for three critically-acclaimed seasons,” said NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt and NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. Said Carmichael of his experience on the topical family sitcom, “It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was 13. Now, I’m excited to make other things that I love.” The show is averaging .9 among A18-49 and 3.7 million viewers.
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Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park will not be returning to Hawaii Five-0 for season 8. “CBS and I weren’t able to agree to terms on a new contract, so I made the difficult choice not to continue,” said Kim. “Daniel has been an instrumental part of the success of Hawaii Five-0 over the past 7 seasons and it has personally been a privilege to know him,” said executive producer Peter Lenkiv. “Grace’s presence gave Hawaii Five-0 a beauty and serenity to each episode….we will miss them.”
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As ABC prepares to revive one-time Fox hit American Idol, Fox is developing a new singing competition, reports Variety. In the Armoza Formats project, the show’s four finalists are chosen in the first episode, with new contestants popping up to try and steal one of the 4 slots each week.
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Abandoned vehicles turn big profits in new Discovery series Carspotting, launching Monday, August 7 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Bounce’s In the Cut premieres Tuesday, July 11 at 9p, with 2 episodes airing back to back.
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Viceland’s first fully scripted comedy series, What Would Diplo Do?, premieres Thursday, August 3 at 9p. James Van Der Beek ( Dawson’s Creek) plays a fictional version of DJ superstar Diplo, “who can bring 60,000 people to their feet…but kind of sucks one-on-one.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel licensed off-network cable rights to 2015 and 2016 episodes of ABC’s robot-fighting series BattleBots, hosted by ESPN’s Samantha Polder. Shrapnel starts flying Wednesday, July 11 at 9p.
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National Geographic’s  Earth Live airs Sunday, July 9 at 9p – a groundbreaking event Tim Pastore, president, original programming and production, calls “the Olympics of live natural history event specials.” With over 50 cameras, 15 countries, over 25 locations over 12 times zones, Pastore tells Cynopsis, “We’re going to take you to six continents over the span of two hours with the world’s best wildlife cinematographers and explorers taking viewers on the trip of a lifetime all in one night.”
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Syfy celebrates its 25th anniversary and its brand reboot at Comic-Con in San Diego, with three nights of live events that will air on TV as Syfy Live from Comic-Con. Action, hosted by Zachary Levi, starts Thursday, July 20, with ‘Con coverage and interviews with stars and creators.
(Source: Cynopsis)

America in Color tackles the 1930s on an episode premiering on Smithsonian Channel Sunday, July 9 at 8p. Colorized content includes n ever-before-broadcast footage of the interior of the Oval Office after the White House fire of 1930, home movies filmed by President Herbert Hoover’s wife, images of FDR walking into a baseball game and footage of pilot Amelia Earhart preparing for takeoff.
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Speaking of Earhart, 2-hour History special Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence premieres Sunday, July 9 at 9p. Newly uncovered evidence about the disappearance of the aviator “may finally bring this case to a close,” says the net, with photographic evidence that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan could have survived the crash and been captured by the Japanese military.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the eclectic array of guests on WoodSongs, premiering tomorrow, July 7 at 6p on RFD-TV, are Jewel, Bela Fleck and The Mavericks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kenny Rogers will appear on RFD-TV’s Rural America Live tonight at 10p, to discuss his life, legacy and final world tour.
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The Fashion Hero, hosted by Brooke Hogan, will premiere on Amazon Prime in the US, UK and Germany in fall 2017. Series comes from Canadian production company Beauty World Search.
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Facebook ordered 2 new original series: Returning the Favor, featuring Mike Rowe (Somebody‘s Gotta Do It) shining a light on people who give back to their community, and an untitled docu-series about basketball phenom family Lonzo, Liangelo and LaMelo Ball.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult Swim Games is making updates to Pocket Mortys, launched in January, with weekly themed content launches coinciding with new episodes of the animated series Rick and Morty, returning Sunday, July 30 at 11:30p on Adult Swim. Real time content updates start Sunday, July 23 with the weekly release of all-new avatars.
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Urban Movie Channel will premiere soap-within-a-soap comedy The Rich and the Ruthless on Friday, July 28. Series creator Victoria Rowell ( The Young and the Restless) also stars in the 6-parter.
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It’s the end of the line for Fox SportsJamie Horowitz, who is out at the company after two years as head of sports programming, reportedly amid an internal investigation of sexual harassment claims. “I regret to inform you that Jamie Horowitz, President of National Networks for Fox Sports, will be leaving Fox Sports effective immediately. We realize this news may come as a surprise for many of you, but we are confident in this decision,” Eric Shanks, President & COO at FOX Sports announced in an internal memo. THR writes that the executive hired litigator Patty Glaser to represent him.
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ESPN’s live telecast on of the Battle of Brisbane on Saturday – featuring Jeff Horn’s upset over Manny Pacquiao – generated an average total live audience (television and streaming) of 3.1 million viewers across the ESPN and ESPN Deportes networks, according to Fast National ratings from Nielsen, to rank as the highest-rated and most-watched boxing telecast on cable television since 2006 and ESPN’s highest-rated boxing telecast since 1995. On ESPN, the telecast averaged a 1.6 household rating and 2,812,000 viewers.
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FOX Sports announced production elements for its coverage of the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 11 at 7:30p on the broadcast network. This year’s coverage from Miami will see 13 on-field microphones installed beneath the Marlins Park playing surface, with two located in front of the pitcher’s mound while the remaining spots include one behind the pitcher’s mound, two on either side of the infield, where the dirt meets the outfield grass, and six in the outfield between the infield and the wall. In addition to the on-field microphones, FOX Sports also has two parabolic mics positioned out of play on either side of the field, and a total of more than 100 All-Star microphones.
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Get ready for Jon Stewart on SportsCenter. ESPN announced that the former host of The Daily Show will join Hannah Storm to co-anchor SportsCenter’s special coverage from the Warrior Games in Chicago on Friday at 7p. In addition, Storm and Stewart will anchor live segments in the 6p edition of the show, with Stewart conducting a live interview from the site in the 11p.
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USA Track & Field, NBC Sports Group and Atlanta Track Club launched a three-year partnership to air a same-day national broadcast of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The event was added to the direct-to-consumer NBC Sports Gold “Track and Field Pass, with content will be presented as part of the Olympic Channel.
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CBBC’s upcoming Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed added Kathryn Drysdale (New Blood), Rasmus Hardiker (Lead Balloon), Ryan Sampson (Doctor Who), Joanna Ruiz (Horrid Henry) and Kelly-Marie Stewart (Hollyoaks) to the voice cast. Series launches in late 2017.
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Bill Nighy ( Love Actually), Catherine Keener ( Get Out) and Matthew Goode ( Burning Man) are onboard Agatha Christie adaptation Ordeal By Innocence. BBC One’s 3-part mini-series starts production in Scotland this month.
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There will be new celebrity faces on season 5 of Estrella TV “housewives” reality series Rica Famosa Latina, slated to launch in September. Adding to the drama: two Venezuelan actresses, Mimi Lazo and Scarlet Ortiz, as well as Guatemalan-born TV personality Ninette Rios and Panamanian model, beauty pageant titleholder, TV host, and actress Patricia de Leon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 4 premiere of TV Land’s Younger was the comedy’s highest-rated and most-watched telecast ever, according to Live+3 data. Younger scored a .8 rating among A25-54, a 1.2 W25-54 and 1.3 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular earned a 1.3/7 rating among A18-49 for NBC, and 6.4 million viewers. That was a 13% dip versus 2016 in the demo, but enough to win the night.
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Scripps Network Interactive’s June ratings report cart: HGTV  closed Q2 as the No. 2 primetime cable network among W25-54 and No. 6 among P25-54. It also notched its highest rated primetime second quarter in network history for M25-54.  Food Network  ranked No. 10 among W18-49 and finished No. 8 among W18-49 in June. Compared with last year,  Travel Channel  inched up three spots in cable rankings for Q2, and up two spots for the month of June. Second quarter tied  DIY Network ’s most upscale quarter ever, while June saw a 3 percent increase among M25-54, tied as the net’s highest June ever for that demo.  Cooking Channel  enjoyed its second highest rated quarter ever, posting 6 percent gains year-over-year, marking the twelfth straight quarter that either grew or matched year-ago delivery among P25-54, and Great American Country  recorded its highest rated second quarter among M25-54 in ten years.
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ABC‘s Battle of the Network Stars debuted to 4.0 million total viewers and 1.0/4 among A18-49. The Gong Show followed at 10p, retaining 100% of is week-earlier debut, with .9/4 in the demo, and 3.5 million viewers.
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Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce, airing Friday at 9p live from Toledo, OH with a premiere play for the west coast immediately following, reached more than 1.3 million viewers 2+ and over one million Households. Versus the previous PBC on Bounce telecast in March, the event was up 17% in Households, 106% in P18-49 and 62% among P25-54.
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Syndicated talker Dr. Phil was up 15% (to 3.0) versus the week before, despite being in reruns the week ending June 25, and up 20% versus last year. Live with Kelly & Ryan dipped 5% to 2.0, but held onto second place among talkers with taped and repackaged shows. Each with a .9HH rating, Crime Watch Daily was up 13% from last year, and freshman Harry was up 13% week over week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Corus Entertainment’s W Network in Canada, Date My Dad is the #1 scripted premiere of the summer to date with key female audiences, as well as the #1 and #2 program for the network in key female and adult demos, respectively, according to Numeris PPM Data.
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MTV‘s Wild ‘N Out premiere on Thursday, June 29, was the network’s highest rated unscripted episode with P12-17 (1.0 rating) in more than two years, up 143%, with an 86% boost among P18-34 (to .7).
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TVision‘s ranking of TV shows for attention, measuring eyes-on viewing, noted a shift in top shows for the month of June. “As many scripted TV series wrapped up in May, we see a new list of top attention-grabbing shows for June. Instead of scripted sitcoms and dramas, game and competition shows Superhuman, Hollywood Game Night, The Amazing Race, and World of Dance all made the top 5,” Mark Green, chief strategy officer, TVision Insights, tells Cynopsis.  As for drama Gotham, the exception to the rule, “Its season finale in June likely helped propel it to a spot in the Top 5.”
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Nickelodeon promoted Jamie Edelstein to Vice President, Creative Operations, Advertising Project Management, Nickelodeon Group; and Cheryl Konieczko has been elevated to Vice President, Franchise Creative Project Management, Nickelodeon Group. Edelstein and Konieczko will continue to report to Eric Squires, Senior Vice President, Creative Operations and Project Management.
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YouTube and VH1 star Stevie Ryan has died. She was 33. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office ruled her death a suicide by hanging. Ryan was known for the Stevie TV sketch series, which ran for two seasons on VH1, and for her YouTube channel, which amassed millions of views. She recently co-hosted Mentally Ch(ill), a podcast focused on depression.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

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