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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 8/18/17)
FOOD NETWORK: Guy’s Family Road Trip (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Kendra On Top (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 8/19/17)
AMC: Halt and Catch Fire (Premiere) at 9pm
BBC AMERICA: Planet Earth: Wild West (Premiere) at 9pm
DISNEY XD: Marvel’s Spider Man (Premiere) at 7am
ID: Swamp Murders (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Animal ER (Premiere) at 10pm
OXYGEN: The Disappearance of Natalie Holloway (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Just Do Nothing (Premiere) at 12am

(SUNDAY 8/20/17)
A&E: Storage Wars: Biggest Scores (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: The Great Food Truck Race (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: The New Age of Terror (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Endeavor on Masterpiece (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: Episodes (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Dice (Premiere) at 10:30pm
STARZ: Survivor’s Remorse (Premiere) at 10pm
TNT: The Last Ship (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Caribbean Pirate Treasure (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIVERSO: Universo Vice (Premiere) at 8pm
WEATHER: SOS: How To Survive (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: On The Case with Paula Zahn (Finale) at 10pm

Season 6 will be the last for WE tv’s Mary Mary, following gospel group sisters Erica and Tina Campbell. The docu-series, which was the number one cable program in its time slot among African-American women 25-54 last season, returns Thursday, September 28 for its last hurrah.
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV gave the green light to a second season of summer comedy I’m Sorry, starring Andrea Savage, to premiere in 2018. The series has grown its audience by 32% since premiere week, delivering an average 454,000 total viewers and 306,000 among A18-49 in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Conan O’Brien’s next international road trip for Conan Without Borders, his seventh in 2 years, will be to Israel. “Due to all the division, strife, intractable hatred and violence in this country right now, I’ve decided to leave America for the relative peace, quiet and sanity of the Middle East,” the TBS late night host announced. The trip is scheduled for next month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner is launching a sports streaming service, having just inked a 3-year multiplatform deal with European football’s UEFA for U.S. rights for English-language coverage of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League soccer games, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The standalone premium sports streaming video service, anchored by the collection of UEFA matches, is slated to debut in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen announced a new unit focused on esports, offering global research and consulting services for an exploding industry that is attracting more traditional business and advertisers. In 2017, revenue is projected to increase 41% to $696 million, with a 50% growth in global audience, to 191 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also getting in the esports game is an investment group that includes Mark Cuban, Ashton Kutcher, Elisabeth Murdoch and Shari Redstone, wagering on esports betting company Unikrn and its currency. UnikoinGold will allow users to earn prizes and hardware.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E, Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and Entertainment Weekly are teaming to produce 8-hour docu-series Cultureshock, shedding light on the untold stories behind watershed moments in pop culture.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production on Yellowstone, the first scripted series greenlit for Paramount Network, begins production in Utah this month. The series’ 10 episodes starring Kevin Costner will be shot near Park City through December; Paramount, rebranded from Viacom’s Spike TV, launches in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform’s first original Christmas movie, Angry Angel, has started production in Toronto. The film, in association with Sony Pictures Television, stars Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black) and Brenda Song (Pure Genius), and will, of course, be part of the net’s annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” stunt.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures Television and Get Lifted Film Co. (Underground) have inked a first-look deal, reports Deadline. Get Lifted also had EP credits on La La Land.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT is developing sci-fi fantasy novel The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin. Leigh Dana Jackson (24: Legacy) will write the adaptation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox gave a put pilot commitment to a comedy that pokes fun at series revivals like NBC’s Will and Grace and Fox’s own Prison Break. In Revival, the former star of a 1980s family sitcom is pressed into service for a revival of his old show, TV family and all. 20th Century Fox Television is producing in association with Fierce Baby.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Kindred Spirits is back for season 2 on Friday, September 15 at 9p, followed by the premiere of paranormal newcomer Evil Things, focused on haunted objects, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reboot of Hanna-Barbara animated 1962-1963 comedy The Jetsons nabbed a put pilot commitment from ABC.  Exec produced by Robert Zemeckis, the update will be written by Will & Grace and Family Guy vet Gary Janetti.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Competition renovation series Game of Homes returns for season 2 on Discovery Family Monday, September 4 at 10p, with teams living inside run-down structures as they work to improve them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 4 of Comedy Central’s Nathan for You launches (finally) on Thursday, September 28 at 10p. Season 3 finale of the docu-reality-comedy series, starring comedian Nathan Fielder offering unorthodox solutions for struggling businesses, aired  way back in December 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The official return date for TLC’s Cake Boss is Saturday, September 30 at 8p, but the net is whetting viewers’ appetites with early premieres of 5 new episodes available now on TLC GO. Five more drop on Friday, August 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The revived MTV Unplugged debuts with singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes on Thursday, September 8 at 8p. Also coming up on MTV: docu-series Dare to Live, starring videographer Rory Kramer, launching Tuesday, August 29 at 11p. In each episode, Kramer will take a musician (including the aforementioned Mendes) on a thrill-seeking adventure.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-night mini-series event The State airs Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19 at 9p on Nat Geo, telling the stories of 4 British men and women who join ISIS in Syria. Drama from writer/director Peter Kosminsky is based on fictional accounts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A special episode of PBS’s Great Performances Landmarks Live in Concert will feature a Foo Fighters concert filmed in Athens, Greece. “I think this might be the craziest thing the Foo Fighters have ever done,” said the band’s frontman, Dave Grohl. Air date is Friday, November 10 (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blue Man Group will appear in the season 4 premiere of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, on Saturday, August 19 at 9p. Fans will be able to enter a sweepstakes that includes 2 tickets to a Blue Man Group performance and a human paintbrush canvas of Gordon Clark as seen on the premiere, among other prizes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alan Jackson and Chris Stapleton have been added to the slate of performers at the 11th Annual ACM Honors special, airing Friday, September 15 at 9p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Heavy metal star/ horror icon Rob Zombie will host HDNET Movie event Rob Zombie’s 13 Nights of Halloween, running from October 19-31. Zombie will introduce and share his thoughts on film fare including 1958’s The Blob, 1972’s The Last House on the Left and 2012’s The Devil Inside.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jasmine Savoy Brown (Will) has joined the cast of upcoming ABC legal drama For the People in a lead role….Frances O’Connor (The Missing) landed the lead in Hulu comic adaptation pilot Locke & KeyBruce McGill (Rizzoli & Isles) will recur on season 3 of NBC’s Shades of Blue….In a recasting, Moran Atias (Tyrant) landed a series regular role in upcoming Fox medical drama, The Resident. Valerie Cruz played the role in the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat has partnered with NBC and Telemundo stations on the “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption campaign for its “Stories” section tomorrow, August 19. Videos and snaps of users with their pets and participating shelters will be featured, and audiences will be able to activate Snapchat filters that complement the campaign.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC comedy Marlon premiered with a solid 1.3 rating among A18-49 on Wednesday, up 63% versus the net’s timeslot demo average this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The Hitman’s Bodyguard – Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquin De Alemeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant
Logan Lucky – Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Farrah MacKenzie, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Charles Halford, Seth MacFarlane
Marjorie Prime (Limited Release) – Lois Smith, Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, Stephanie Andujar, Hannah Gross, Leslie Lyles
6 Days (Limited Release) – Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, Emun Elliott, Martin Shaw, Tim Pigott-Smith, Ronan Vibert, Aymen Hamdouchi
Sidemen: Long Road To Glory (Limited Release) – A Documentary about the music and legacies of Muddy Waters’ sidemen Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, and Hubert Sumlin

NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday August 18, 2017
Midtown Munchies – 40th St. bet. Madison & Park Ave.
Emerging Music Festival – Bryant Park, 42nd St. bet. 5th & 6th Ave. http://bryantpark.org/programs/emerging-music-festival?
Fulton Mall/Metro Tech Area Fair (Brooklyn) – on Willoughby St. from Jay – Pearl St.

Saturday August 19, 2017
West 13th St. Festival – on West 13th St. from 7th Ave. to Greenwich Ave.
Emerging Music Festival – Bryant Park, 42nd St. bet. 5th & 6th Ave. http://bryantpark.org/programs/emerging-music-festival?
The Great Irish Festival – on 6th Ave. from 42nd – 56th St. 10am – 6pm
Annual Dominican Culture Festival – 108th St. from Broadway to Amsterdam – 108th St. from Broadway to Amsterdam 10am – 6pm
Dessert Goals Festival (Brooklyn) – Dobbin St., 64 Dobbin St. http://dessertgoals.com/nyc-summer-2017
Greenpoint Ave. “Sunnyside” Festival (Queens) – on Greenpoint Ave. from 42nd – 48th St.

Sunday August 20, 2017
India Day Parade – on Madison Ave. from 25th St. – 38th St.
Hennessy Summer Festival – Space Ibiza, 637 West 50th St. bet. 11th & 12th Ave.
Times Square Summerfest – on Broadway from 47th – 57th St. 10am – 6pm
Central Park Community Block Party – on 60th St. from 5th to Madison Ave.
2nd Ave. Community Benefit Festival – on 2nd Ave. from 66th – 86th St. 10am – 6pm
Dessert Goals Festival (Brooklyn) – Dobbin St., 64 Dobbin St. http://dessertgoals.com/nyc-summer-2017
Steinway Street Festival (Queens) – from 28th Ave. – 34th Ave.

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