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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/3/17)
CMT: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team (Premiere) at 10pm
CMT: I Love Kellie Pickler (Premiere) at 11pm
VICELAND: What Would Diplo Do? (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Nuts & Bolts (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TBS: The Guest Book (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Mysteries At The Museum (Premiere) at 9pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TRU TV: The Chris Gethard Show (Premiere) at 11pm
UP: Small Town, Big Mayor (Premiere) at 9:30pm
PBS: The Tunnel: Sabotage (Finale) at 9pm

ABC’s The Middle is coming to an end – upcoming season 9 will be its last. “Last year we sat down with our cast and made the bittersweet decision together that in this ninth season it is time to bring the Hecks’ story to a close. It’s been an amazing run, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we’re looking forward to having an entire year to say goodbye,” said series creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. “Plus, we wanted to go out before too many people knew we were on the air.” Moved to Tuesday from Wednesday last season, the show was the most-watched comedy in the time period in 5 years. Farewell tour begins Tuesday, October 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Time Warner can thank Turner and HBO, in part, for a 5% rise in revenues in 2Q17, to $7.3 billion. A 13% lift in subscription revenue, from higher domestic rates and international growth, offset a decrease in ad and content revenues at Turner, while HBO contributed an 8% increase in sub revenue, enough to make up for lower home entertainment and international licensing dollars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hacker update: HBO chairman and CEO Richard Pepler sent an email to staff regarding the company’s recent cyber attack, saying, “Many people have expressed particular concern about our e-mail system At this time, we do not believe our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised.” While Pepler didn’t go into what was stolen, he noted, “There has been and will continue to be an enormous amount of speculation in the media….as is often the case, things you read may very well not be true.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV inked a first-look production and executive producer overall deal with Liza Koshy, best known for her weekly content on YouTube. Under the agreement, Koshy will develop and executive produce original content for MTV, as well as make appearances on the net’s revival of live music show TRL and other MTV programming. TRL is set to premiere on Monday, October 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is teaming with Vin Diesel to develop a reboot of its 1984-1990 crime drama, Miami Vice, via Diesel’s first-look deal with Universal Television. Diesel and Shana Waterman (Wayward Pines) will executive produce alongside Chris Morgan (Fast and the Furious) and Ainsley Davies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pilot production in LA fell to its lowest level since 2009, according to a study from FilmL.A., down 14%. With the nationwide average also down 14%, and LA retaining total share from 2015-2016, one likely explanation is the growth in straight-to-series orders, which rose by 14%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, CW released the dates for the new season’s superhero crossover episodes, two per night: Monday, November 27, features Supergirl followed by Arrow; The Flash mixes it up with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on November 28. Last year’s crossover stunt “was the most successful week in CW history,” said net president Mark Pedowitz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It appears there’s Hope for The Originals, heading into its last season on CW. Early talks are underway with creator Julie Plec about a possible spinoffs, including one based on the character of Hope. “There have been many discussions,” said Pedowitz. “I’m very interested if [Plec] wants to do it in the Vampire Diaries universe.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

With Rebecca having been left at the altar at the end of season two, the theme for season 3 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is revenge, said series creator and star Rachel Bloom– or, as she put it, “funny Fatal Attraction.” Though co-creator Aline Brosh clarified, “If Rebecca tried to boil a bunny, she would take the bunny and bring it home, and a month later she would have 50 bunnies. She is not very good at being a femme fatale.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access announced 3 new original series: No Activity, its first comedy, from Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny or Die; mystery/thriller $1; and drama Strange Angel, based on the true story of the double life of rocket scientist Jack Parsons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tell us again why CBS All Access’ highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery was postponed from January to September 24? “To justify being on a premium cable service, we knew it had to be huge in emotion and character,” said exec producer Alex Kurtzman. “And to build this world, there was an airdate looming, and we couldn’t compromise the show for the sake of a date.” As for the Klingons, exec producer Aaron Harberts promised that instead of being “the thugs of the universe,” they’d be “sexy and vital and different.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Audra McDonald will reprise her role as The Good Wife’s Liz Lawrence on CBS All AccessThe Good Fight, and Michael Boatman and Nyambi Nyambi were upped from recurring to series regulars. Season two of the spinoff premieres in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS programming senior EVP Thom Sherman told a TCA audience Erinn Hayes’ character will be killed off on Kevin Can Wait.  “We will be moving forward in time, catching up at a later date,” said Sherman of the storyline. Hayes’ departure was announced in June; Leah Remini, series star Kevin James’ TV wife on King of Queens, is joining the series after a guest spot on the season one finale. “The chemistry between Kevin and Leah was amazing in the stunt episode we did at the end of last season, and we decided we want to continue that,” said Sherman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeremy Piven explained what attracted him to his role as a billionaire tech innovator hunting for his daughter’s killer in CBS’s upcoming Wisdom of the Crowd. “He’s a human being who is emotionally available and will utterly do the wrong thing for the right reasons,” said Piven. “I pretended I was on the fence [about accepting the role], but I was always in.” Wisdom launches Sunday, October 1 at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Jacksons will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award at the Black Music Awards, taping August 18 and airing on broadcast syndication September 2-30 and on Bounce TV on Tuesday, October 10 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV celebrates 1967’s “Summer of Love” 50 years ago with Saturday rock blocks every weekend this month. Kicking things off is Rock Legends: The Grateful Dead on August 5 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians 10 Year Anniversary Special airs Sunday, September 24 at 9p, hosted and exec produced by how-can-he-possibly-have-time-on-his-hands Ryan Seacrest. “Fun and flirty” season 14 of the reality show launches the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scream Queen’s Emma Roberts reunites with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story: Cult….Jean Villepique (Up All Night) landed a series regular on upcoming NBC comedy A.P. Bio….Emily Arlook (The Good Place), SNL’s Chris Parnell and Trevor Jackson (American Crime) have joined the cast of Freeform’s black-ish spinoff, grown-ish (renamed from college-ish), arriving in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Writers Guild of America added a new trophy: outstanding achievement in writing in digital news, for text-only material. Awards are February 11 in NYC and Beverly Hills.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is adding 12 new anime series and an animated Godzilla film, the streaming service announced in Tokyo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The View averaged 2.6 million total viewers and 441,000 W24-54, its strongest numbers in 6 weeks. Season to date, it’s the daytimer’s most-watched season in 3 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Indecent is closing on Sunday August 6, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/indecent/

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