HBO: Room 104 (Premiere) at 11:30pm
PBS: Food Flirts (Premiere) at 10pm
UP: Date My Dad (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 7/29/17)
REELZ: Scandal Made Me Famous (Premiere) at 9pm
REELZ: The Kitty Kelley Files (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Still Star-Crossed (Finale) at 10pm
DIY: First Time Flippers (Finale) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Docked Out (Finale) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 7/30/17)
ADULT SWIM: Rick & Morty (Premiere) at 11:30pm
BBCA: Top Gear America (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Naked And Afraid (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Flea Market Flip (Premiere) at 8pm
MTV: Teen Wolf (Premiere) at 8pm
NAT. GEO.: Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (Premiere) at 10pm
TELEMUNDO: Gran Oportunidad (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Unsung: The Dramatics (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY: Kevin Hart Presents (Finale) at 11pm
PBS: Remember Me (Finale) at 10pm
SMITHSONIAN: American In Color (Finale) at 9pm

Discovery Communications stands alone in a bid for Scripps Networks Interactive. Viacom out of the picture, reports Reuters, and Discovery has entered exclusive talks for a deal that could be announced as early as net week. Scripps is reportedly looking to sell for a per-share acquisition price of over $90, in a deal would be valued at more than $12 billion. An agreement, however, is no sure thing – Discovery has held talks before to buy Scripps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Krista Vernoff is checking back in to Grey’s Anatomy. Vernoff served as head writer and executive producer for the drama’s first seven seasons and will join the showrunning team of Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers for season 14. The move is part of an overall deal with ABC Studios and fills the spot vacated by Stacy McKee, the writer, EP and co-showrunner who is heading to Grey’s firefighter spinoff slated to bow in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and male lead Chris Pine are reteaming for TNT drama One Day She’ll Darken. The news was announced at Turner ‘s TCA session on Thursday. The network issued a straight-to-series order to the six-episode hour-long show from author Sam Sheridan. Jenkins is set to direct the pilot and potentially other episodes, as well as serve as EP. Pine and Sheridan serve as EPs. The series is inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel, a white woman who was given up by her teenage birth mother and raised by an African American family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly updated the status of new TNT drama Will and TBS comedy Wrecked, which debuted last summer. Reilly said “it’s looking good” for a second season renewal for the plane crash comedy. The future of young Shakespeare series, Will, however, is tentative after a soft linear premiere, with 633,000 total viewers and a 0.16 A18-49 rating in Live+SD. Reilly noted that Will is an expensive show to produce, and “I don’t know where we go from here….”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As for TBS’s Drop the Mic, which started as a rap face-off between James Corden and Anne Hathaway, the encounter “was one of those things that sort of blew up and we knew there was a series in it,” said Late Late Show and Drop the Mic EP Ben Winston at TCA. Dream guests? “I’d love to see Judi Dench versus Maggie Smith, dame and dame, going at it,” said Corden. Series premieres later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Sedaris was on hand to talk up truTV’s upcoming spoof At Home with Amy Sedaris, in which she’ll play multiple characters who sometimes offer homemaking tips. “I don’t know how much you’re actually going to learn,” said the actress/author/comedian. “But I’ll tell you, I’m doing my best.” Series premieres Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s TGIF all over again on Hulu starting September 29, when one-time ABC comedy block staples Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Perfect Strangers and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper start streaming via an excusive SVOD deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Distribution. “These shows are more than just beloved hits, they were part of a cultural tradition to tune in every Friday night,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP Content. “Now, it can be Friday any day of the week on Hulu.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu also announced that all episodes of Future Man will be released at once. “Who wants to wait for things? The world could end,” pointed out director and producer Seth Rogen. “The idea of having a serialized comedy that has a lot of plot and story coming out in one big chunk was an exciting prospect.” Comedy drops – all of it – on November 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm returns Sunday, October 1 after an extended break for season 9, with appearances by Elizabeth Banks, Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Brownstein, Bryan Cranston, Lauren Graham, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Offerman, Nasim Pedrad and Elizabeth Perkins. But actress Susie Essman  was focused on the room full of reporters. “You guys sit here all day doing this?” she marveled. “Jesus f—-ing Christ.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Aniston is heading back to the small screen. The Friends alum and Reese Witherspoon are set to star in a series about TV morning shows, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The untitled series, spearheaded by Michael Ellenberg, former HBO head of drama, is expected to be shopped to premium cable outlets like HBO and streamers like Netflix. Jay Carson (House of Cards) is attached to write the script.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime picked up 1990s Boston crime drama pilot City on a Hill, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler). “Chuck wrote a pressure cooker of a script steeped in the tribal codes of a Shakespeare play – family, blood, betrayal, honor. His take on the ties that bind is handled with a deep honesty and insight,” said director and EP Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Van Jones and Charles D. King’s Macro joined forces to produce Indivisible (wt), an hour long drama that takes a fresh approach to Washington dynamics as it follows an unlikely young couple who come to occupy the White House. Production begins in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime greenlit original movie Faith Under Fire, Based on the book Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith,  Courage and Compassion in Crisis by Tuff and Alex Tresniowski. Toni Braxton will star in and EP the film, scheduled to bow in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Bering Sea Gold returns on Friday, August 11 at 9p….AMC’s fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire debuts with a 2-hour premiere on Saturday, August 19 at 9p….En Foco, an investigative series presented by journalist Neida Sandoval, bows Thursday, August 24 at 10p on ITN TV. Rebroadcasts air Saturdays at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel airs The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam on Sunday, July 30 at 9p. “The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam plunges us back in time, so that we experience events unfold, unfiltered, as if we were there,” David Boyle, EVP of Programming and Production, tells Cynopsis. “There are no interviews, no voice-overs, no reactions; just raw footage. It’s mesmerizing… not simply because it’s about a notorious murderer, but because it evokes the dark, steamy New York of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver – while conveying the indomitable spirit of New Yorkers and some of the larger-than-life personalities of the time, such as newsmen Jimmy Breslin and Geraldo Rivera. Director Tom Jennings does a masterful job. He doesn’t tell the audience what to think, he trusts us to draw our own conclusions.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wild Wednesdays return to Smithsonian Channel with two new specials that journey into the depths of exotic habitats. Honey Badger Grit bows August 9 at 8p; Cobra King arrives August 16 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC airs special episode The Profit: Marijuana Millions on Tuesday, August 8 at 10p, as entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis goes inside the booming drug industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maria Bello nabbed a series regular role on the 15th season of NCIS, bowing Tuesday, September 26 at 8p… Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon A Time) will star opposite Penn Badgley in Lifetime straight-to-series psychological thriller YouDexter’s Desmond Harrington is boarding season 6 of Elementary on CBSGarcelle Beauvais will recur on the sophomore season of E!’s The Arrangement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sister Circle, a live talk show hosted by a panel of four female hosts, premieres Monday, September 11 in 12 TEGNA markets and live nationally at 9a on TV One. It marks the first time TV One will carry original programming from a local station group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s second season debut of Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso delivered 1,835,000 total viewers, 965,000 A18-49 and 436,000 A18-34, according to Nielsen, ranking as the net’s best premiere at 9p in five years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home was the top live-action cable TV series premiere in two years among its targeted demographics, Kids 6-11 (1.3 million/5.3 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.5 million/6.1 rating), as well as Kids 2-11 (1.6 million/4.0 rating). It was also the #1 series premiere among all kid cable TV networks in Total Viewers (4.0 million) since Bunk’d (July 31, 2015).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Atomic Blonde – Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Roland Moller, Sofia Boutella
The Emoji Movie – T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera
Detroit (Limited Release) – John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Never, Jack Reynor
Brigsby Bear (Limited Release) – Kyle Mooney, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Mark Hamill, Ryan Simpkins, Jane Adams, Andy Samberg
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (Limited Release) – A Documentary by Al Gore

Friday July 28, 2017
Grand Central Food Block Party – on 41st St. from Lexington to 3rd Ave.
Panorama Music Festival – Randall’s Island

Saturday July 29, 2017
Rally Healthfest with Kevin Hart – Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Murray St. & River Terrace 10am – 2pm
Bleecker Street Festival – on Bleecker St. from Lafayette Street to Broadway
Festival of The Americas – on 6th Ave. from 42nd – 56th St.
Obstacle Race and Jungle Gym Fair – 3rd Ave. bet. 115th – 117th St. 11am – 3pm
Hamilton Heights Weekend Walk – Hamilton Place from West 142nd – West 144th St. 12pm – 7pm
Summer Family Day and Colonial Ice Cream at Morris Jumel Mansion – 65 Jumel Terrace (off Edgecombe Ave.) 12pm – 2pm
Panorama Music Festival – Randall’s Island

Sunday July 30, 2017
Union Square North Festival – Union Square North and 17th St.
Lexington Ave. Merchandise Fair – from 34th – 42nd St.
30th Ave. Astoria Festival (Queens) – on 30th Ave. from Steinway to 29th St.
Panorama Music Festival – Randall’s Island

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