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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/24/17)
E!: WAGS LA (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Ice Road Truckers (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Kiss of Death (Premiere) at 9pm
ITN TV: En Foco (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Boy Band (Finale) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: First In Human (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Bad Blood (Finale) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Extreme Homes (Finale) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: How It’s Made: American Made (Finale) at 8pm
SPIKE: The Mist (Finale) at 10pm

Friendly faces everywhere! Comedy Central is getting fully on board the South Park train, with an eight-day marathon that will include over 250 nearly back-to-back episodes of the classic animated series from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, all of which lead up to the Season 21 premiere on Wednesday, September 13 at 10p. The wall-to-wall episodes begin Wednesday, September 6 and run for 127 hours. (The network will pause the marathon to air fresh The Daily Show with Trevor Noah episodes in their regularly scheduled time slots.)
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime has scored a royal coup by acquiring a rare Prince concert film, Sign o’ the Times, which will air on American television for the first time in over ten years on Saturday, September 16 at 9p. The film, which was created as a companion to the 1987 double album of the same name by the late iconic musician, includes live performances of hits including “U Got the Look” with Sheena Easton and “Little Red Corvette.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

This Saturday’s boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, which will air live from Las Vegas on pay-per-view could end up with a serious punch, taking in over $500 million. Rentals for the fight are $99.95, and are expected to exceed the 4.6 million purchases of Mayweather’s previous bout in 2015, against Manny Pacquaio. Worldwide, the fight may take in over $700 million. For perspective, a $500M intake would land it in the list of Top 10 grossing domestic films of all time, if it could be included.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production on Hallmark Channel‘s The Christmas Train, a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation film, has begun. The film, which adapts David Baldacci‘s novel and stars Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Joan Cusack and Danny Glover, is the story of a disaffected journalist on a cross-country journey to get home for Christmas, and will air Saturday, November 25 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS has agreed to a put pilot commitment for an untitled family legal drama written by Blindspot creator/executive producer Martin Gero and executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Drama will focus on five multiracial adopted siblings pursuing legal careers, while diving into a family tragedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a single-camera romantic ensemble comedy that will be executive produced by Fresh Off the Boat creator and EP Nahnatchka Khan. The untitled project will be written by Grace and Frankie executive producer Billy Finnegan and is based at 20th Century Fox TV and Khan’s Fierce Baby.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Edward Burns Marlboro Road Gang Productions has linked with Radar Pictures to develop author Tosca Lee‘s The Progeny as a TV series. Lee’s books put a modern twist on a 16th Century countess considered the most notorious female serial killer ever, and her descendant Audra.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jerry Before Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld‘s first stand-up special since 1998’s I’m Telling You for the Last Time, will premiere on Netflix on Tuesday, September 19. The special will show the comedian returning to The Comic Strip in New York City, where he began his career. Special is part of a $100M deal he made with Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet‘s annual “You Watch, We Give” special for Pit Bulls & Parolees will air Saturday, August 26 at 9p, to coincide with National Dog Day. Based on the episode’s viewership, the channel will donate money to Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue center in the United States.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN Films will present The Reagan Show, an all-archival footage documentary of President Ronald Reagan‘s eight years in the White House, on CNN on Monday, September 4 at 10p and Sunday, September 10 at 2:30a. It will also stream live for subscribers on the CNNgo platform and apps, and on demand on Tuesday, September 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HITN and Wildlife Conservation Network have paired up to create two-minute long interstitial videos that will provide information from WCN about at-risk animals. The capsules will be part of HITN’s Tue Planeta block, which airs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays starting at 5p, and began airing Wednesday, August 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America premieres on Friday, September 1 on Logo at 8p. The documentary follows immigrant and gay man Moises Serrano, who was born in Mexico and raised in North Carolina, as he pursues the American dream.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aaaay! Universal Kids Network (formerly Sprout) is bringing back Hank Zipzer, a comedy/drama series based on the children’s book series about a boy with learning difficulties written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. The series, which ran for three years on the Children’s British Broadcasting System, returns on Saturday, September 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Decades network is bringing legendary host Ed Sullivan back to TV with The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show, which will air weekdays at 12p, 5p and 11p starting Monday, September 4. Episodes will feature select performances and bits taken from the iconic variety series, including performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and The Doors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Don’t Be Tardy… returns to Bravo with a double episode premiere on Friday, October 6 at 8p, as a family trip leads to a brush with danger and an underscoring of the strength of the Biermann clan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One held a special Los Angeles premiere for its upcoming original film When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story on Tuesday. The story of a teen mom from Atlanta who falls in with very bad company airs on the network Monday, August 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will open its doors again for a second season on BBC America starting Saturday, October 14 at 9p. The series, starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood, is adapted from the novels by Douglas Adams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry has been renewed for a third season on E!, ahead of its Wednesday Season 2 finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Born this Way, A&E Network‘s original docuseries looking at women and men born with Down Syndrome, has been picked up for a fourth season with eight new episodes scheduled.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix has renewed its original series Get Shorty for a second season; the dark comedy is based in part on Elmore Leonard‘s novel by the same name. The show will return in 2018 with 10 new episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix hopes Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton will scare up viewership for its modern re-imagining of the Shirley Jackson classic novel The Haunting of Hill House. The 10-episode straight-to-series drama has Paramount TV and Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin TV attached as producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Heather Morris (Glee, Dancing With the Stars) and Joan van Ark (Knots Landing) will star in Psycho Wedding Crasher, a thriller airing on Lifetime on Sunday, September 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elisabeth Harnois (CSI) is set to star as a pregnant woman in danger of having her baby kidnapped in My Baby Is Gone, which premieres on Lifetime Monday, September 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maria Menounos and former Miss America Nina Davuluri have been added to the celebrity judges panel for the final night of the 2018 Miss America Competition, which will air on ABC on Sunday, September 10 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Whether ya think Rod Stewart is sexy or not (we do!), he’s set to perform at MTV‘s VMAs on Sunday, August 27 at 8p. The classic rocker will perform his 1978 hit “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” with DNCE in a re-imagined version. In addition, Demi Lovato has signed on to perform her tune “Sorry Not Sorry” at the VMAs as well.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat is getting closer to moving into original programming with Snap Inc., according to Nick Bell, vp of content. He said shows should be happening “by the end of the year” during a keynote session at the Edinburgh International Television Festival with a move to scripted “the next juncture for us.” The messaging service signed deals with NBCUniversal, Turner, Discovery, the BBC, ABC and MGM over the past year, all of whom hope to reach Snap Inc.’s young audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Time Inc.‘s free streaming network People/Entertainment Weekly Network is launching People Crime, a new programming franchise to use investigative reporting within the People brand. The premiere episode, People Crime: Prep School Sex Abuse Scandal, is currently available at People.com/PEN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Z Living says it’s going to the mat with a new docu-soap called Yoga Girls, which will follow elite yoga instructors in Los Angeles as they build client rosters. The series, from Charlie Ebersol‘s The Company, premieres Sunday, September 24 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel‘s live coverage of The Great American Eclipse set a record for viewership on the channel. Coverage from 12-2p on Monday, August 21 from Madras, Oregon brought in 1M viewers, peaking at 1.3M while Madras achieved totality.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo has held its position as the No. 1 Spanish-language network in Monday-Friday 8-11p primetime among adults 18-49 for the sixth consecutive week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC‘s Bachelor in Paradise and Somewhere Between hit the No. 2 network position on Tuesday night in adults 18-49. In addition, Bachelor in Paradise retained 100 percent of its week-ago delivery in adults 18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Prince Of Broadway is opening on Thursday August 24, 2017
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/prince-broadway/

Marvin’s Room is closing on Sunday August 27, 2017
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/marvins-room/

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