FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ ESPY AWARDS/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/13/17)
A&E: The First 48: Scene of the Crime (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Akil The Fugitive Hunter (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Hooten & The Lady (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Safeword (Premiere) at 11:30pm
NAT. GEO.: Life Below Zero (Premiere) at 10pm
WORLD: Nature’s Great Race (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Vintage Flip (Finale) at 11pm
ID: Sin City Justice (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight: Second Chances (Finale) at 10:30pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta (Finale) at 9pm

Six months after leaving NBC’s Today and MSNBC, Tamron Hall is partnering with Weinstein Television for a new daytime talker she will host and exec produce. Former NBC Domestic Television Distribution president Barry Wallach is consulting on the project. “I’ve been working towards developing a talk show for a long time, but needed to make sure I did it the right way and with the right person,” said Harvey Weinstein, TWC co-chairman. “Tamron is far and away that person.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upfront season has wrapped for NBCUniversal, which landed $6.5 billion in ad sales, up 8% from last year. “This was our best upfront ever,” CEO Steve Burke told the LA Times.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox has two crossover episodes planned for Wednesday, September 27. In back-to-back shows, Star’s Queen Latifah will guest on the season 4 debut of Empire at 8p, followed by Empire’s Jussie Smollet appearing on the season 2 opener of Star. Both music dramas were co-created by Lee Daniels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT renewed Claws, ranking as cable’s #4 new drama among A18-49 year to date, for a second season. The manicurist dramedy has grown 27% in the demo since launch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also renewed for a sophomore season was Fox’s Beat Shazam. The musical game show launched May 25 and has averaged 4.4 million viewers across platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History is looking into the claim by a Japanese military blogger that a photo used in documentary Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence to prove Earhart survived a crash landing in 1937 and was captured by the Japanese, was in fact taken in 1935. “History has a team of investigators exploring the latest developments…and we will be transparent in our findings,” said the net. “Ultimately, historical accuracy is most important to us and our viewers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominees for the 2017 Emmys will be announced at 11:30a today; Veep’s Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) will do the honors. Stephen Colbert hosts the big event September 17 on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2018 Writers Guild Awards are scheduled for Sunday, February 11 in NYC and LA. Deadlines for submissions in the TV categories is October 13; nominations will be announced December 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 1 of  HBO’s Insecure will available for free for 24 hours on YouTube and HBO.com, starting at 3a on Sunday, July 23. Season 2 launches at 10:30p that night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pop’s Hot Date starts production this week in Chicago, headed for a fall premiere. Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and College Humor’s Big Breakfast are producing the 10-episode comedy skewering the social mores of dating, sex and marriage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E ordered 100 additional episodes of Live PD from Big Fish Entertainment. The docu-series, averaging 1.4 million total viewers in Live+7, has more than doubled the A&E year-ago time period numbers. New episodes will air Friday and Saturday nights at 9p throughout the summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toni Collette (United States of Tara) and her new production company, Vocab Films, have partnered with RadicalMedia to develop Julia Dahl’s “Invisible City,” a psychological thriller set in Brooklyn’s ultra orthodox Hasidic Jewish community. Colette, who wrote the pilot, will serve as executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A fall production schedule has been set for 11 episodes of HGTV’s Property Brothers and 6 of spinoff Property Brothers: Buying & Selling. The new installments will premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jesse Collins will exec produce BET awards show 2017 Black Girls Rock! through his production company Jesse Collins Entertainment, part of  his first look production deal with BET Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paul Simms inked an overall deal with FX Productions, calling for him to develop, write and produce TV projects exclusively for FXP. He’ll continue as exec producer on FX’s Atlanta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX Networks is bringing back FXhibition to San Diego Comic-Con July 20-23, with installations from shows including Legion, American Horror Story, Atlanta and Archer. The space will also host an early screening of the first 2 episodes of the final season of The Strain.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Conan episodes airing from Comic-Con July 19, 20, 22 and 23 will include cast members from Game of Thrones, Supernatural, and Netflix’s Bright. The shows will be available across TBS and Team Coco platforms the following day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jokers wild: truTV’s Impractical Jokers are returning to San Diego for a supersized block party on Saturday, July 22 on the Field at Petco Park in the Gaslamp. Last year’s event drew 12,000 fans. Mountain Dew will have ownership of the experience, as part of the brand’s year-long partnership with Jokers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 3rd annual “We Day” special will air on CBS Friday, August 4 at 8p, aimed at inspiring Americans to make a difference. Joining host Selena Gomez will be Alessia Cara, Josh Gad, Tyrese Gibson, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato, Miss Piggy along with other Muppets, Lilly Singh and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce returns to Bravo for season 4 on Thursday, August 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 16 of Lifetime’s Project Runway will for the first time celebrate size diversity by incorporating models in a range of sizes. Premiere date: Thursday, August 17 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amber Stevens (The Carmichael Show) landed a series regular role on Fox’s upcoming comedy Ghosted, as an idealistic tech specialist. Stevens replaces Edi Patterson, who played the role in the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) won a lead role on season 2 of Fox drama The Exorcist, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Complex looks at the rise of people shaping entertainment in new short-form, biweekly docu-series The Culture, launched yesterday. First episode focuses on self-taught photographer Gunner Stahl.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City had its most watched P2+ episode of the season to date, delivering 1.3 million P18-49 (up +12% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.5 million P25-54 (up +9%), and 2.6 million total viewers (up +13%). Million Dollar Listing NY delivered a season high among all key demos, earning 731,000 P18-49 (up +6% versus the prior week’s episode), 902,000 P25-54 (up +9%), and 1.7 million total viewers (up +14%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, The Doctors had a 14% (.8) lift the week of June 26 despite being in reruns on all five days, and along with Wendy Williams (1.4, up 8%) was the only show moving up the week ending July 2. True crime series Crime Watch Daily (.9), also in repeats, was up 13% over last year, the biggest annual improvement in the category.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two key appointments at Viacom International Media Networks: Jill Offman has been promoted to Executive Vice President, and will add oversight of Paramount Channel to her current role as head of Comedy Central International and Managing Director of MTV UK and Comedy Central UK. And Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of VIMN Africa, will expand his role to include oversight of BET in all markets outside of the US.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thrillist tapped Ocean MacAdams to serve as President. Most recently, MacAdams was head of entertainment at GoPro, where he oversaw programming, production and platform development across GoPro’s distribution channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 ESPY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.eonline.com/news/865143/espys-2017-winners-the-complete-list

BROADWAY
Oslo is closing on Sunday July 16, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/oslo/

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