FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/19/17)
A&E: The First 48 (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: The Eleven (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Beat Bobby Flay (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: My Sweet Retreat (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: F*ck That’s Delicious (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Flipping Out (Finale) at 9pm

Fashion Police is handing out its last violation. The E! comedy franchise will end after seven years airs with an hour-long special finale on Monday, November 27 at 8p. Hosted by Melissa Rivers, “Fashion Police: The Farewell” will include a never-before-seen episode of the show  featuring Joan Rivers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first set of performers for The 51st Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley and airing live on Wednesday, November 8 at 8p on ABC, include Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Alan Jackson and Underwood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alicia Keys will reclaim her red chair on the 14th season of NBC’s The Voice. Keys, who last appeared as a coach on season 12, is set to rejoin Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and newcomer Kelly Clarkson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Simpsons takes a crack at America’s favorite pastime in advance of FOX’s 20th year broadcasting the World Series. Comedic “Simpsonized” documentary, Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson, is set to air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, October 22. The World Series presented by YouTube TV starts Tuesday, October 24 on FOX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MasterChef was crowned the “Most Successful Cookery Television Format” by Guinness World Records. Having launched on British television on BBC One in 2005, the show has gone on to be adapted locally in 52 countries and counting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS announced participants for the 2017-2018 Directors Initiative. Jennifer Derwingson, Paige Morrow Kimball, A. Laura James, Maria Burton and Kevin Berlandi will take part in the program, which provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers and agents.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen ’s continuing efforts to measure viewing of video content across screens and devices have taken a step forward with the offering of a syndicated solution for viewing subscription video on demand, which means tracking shows as they play on Netflix. Customers currently include NBCUniversal, Disney-AMC, A+E Networks, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. Television and three other Nielsen did not name. Streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime is expected to follow next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity is teaming with The National Compassion Fund Las Vegas to generate donations for the victims and families affected by the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month. Throughout the 21 hours of live coverage at Barrett-Jackson Live, the network will offer a Text-To-Donate initiative inviting viewers text VEGAS to 707070 to support the fund. Each donation garnered will be matched by Velocity up to $100,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On-location filming in the greater Los Angeles area fell for the third consecutive quarter – dropping 3.5% to 9,455 shoot days in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in2016 – despite California’s annual $330 million tax incentives program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Irwin family – Terri, Bindi and Robert – are collaborating with Animal Planet to develop and produce projects. “Steve Irwin was a champion for all wildlife, and he and Terri’s excitement and enthusiasm brought viewers from around the world in touch with nature,” said Patrice Andrews, General Manager, Animal Planet. “Their passion for animals, love for their family, and leadership in conservation left a strong legacy that continues today.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is moving forward with White Dave, a comedy from David E. Talbert (First Sunday, Almost Christmas), LeBron James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment. Written by Talbert and based on his real-life experiences, it centers on a young African-American teenager, who’s grown up in an all-white suburb and suddenly moves to an all-black neighborhood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Zac Brown has joined forces with Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens Propgate on a deal with Brown’s Southern Reel production company to create TV, film and digital that speaks to Brown’s vision of life in the South. Already in development is a reality series focused on Southern Ground, Brown’s lifestyle brand headquarters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX gave a put pilot commitment to an untitled comedy from 20th Century Fox TV, starring Lil Rel Howrey. It marks the first project under Jerrod Carmichael‘s overall deal with the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Deadline reports that a drama series featuring Alfonso Cuaron and Casey Affleck is being pitched to pay cable and streaming outlets and is garnering interest from a few networks. Details are under wraps, but word is it’s a horror genre series that tracks the origins of a cult.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform greenlit a second season of Alone Together ahead of its series premiere. The show, which bows January 10 at 8:30p, stars comedians Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri veers off the beaten path in search of extraordinary overnight stays on land and at sea on Travel Channel’s new series, Extreme Hotels, bowing Sunday, November19 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Motorcycle mania heads back to Discovery Channel, when father-son duo, Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., set out to reclaim their preeminent bike brands in a new season of American Chopper, starting in winter 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform doubles down on laughs with a new Wednesday night comedy block. Grown-ish kicks off with a two-episode premiere on January 3, followed by Alone Together on January 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime kicks off 2018 with the debut of The Chi on Sunday, January 7 at 10p. Series explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN set season premiere dates for three series. New docu-series Checked Inn bows Tuesday, November 21 at 10p. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s returns Saturday, November 25 at 9p, and Home Made Simple debuts Saturday, November 4 at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV imports laughs and music from across the pond with variety show Tonight At the London Palladium, premiering Monday, October 30 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

THIRTEEN’s Cyberchase launches its 11th season on Monday, October 23 on PBS Kids with a Halloween-themed adventure. Check local listings for times.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD miniseries Savage Kingdom: Uprising begins airing Friday, November 24 at 9p, exploring survival on the African plains.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music legend Diana Ross receives the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement” at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 19 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV celebrates Thanksgiving with Fleetwood Mac specials, featuring concerts, interviews and more, beginning Thursday, November 23 at 10a. The day-long event wraps with a special broadcast of West Side Story at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN is airing Queen Sugar Season Finale Special, Oprah & The Cast on Wednesday, November 15at 10:30p. Special follows the 90-minute extended season finale of Queen Sugar at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson , airing Sunday, October 22 at 11p on Nat Geo, features an interview with Katie Couric.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GetTV presents a marathon of six back-to-back episodes of 1970s action drama S.W.A.T. on Sunday, October 29 at 8p. The series reboot premieres Thursday, November 2 on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Good Girls Revolt) joined the cast of FOX’s A Christmas Story Live! airing Sunday, December 17… Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) nabbed a lead in new live-action series Titans John Ellison Conley was added as a series regular to Syfy’s Tremors, the sci-fi reboot ordered to pilot in June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET Networks launched a new flash briefing skill for Amazon Alexa, featuring the original digital series, Bet Breaks, that offers the biggest news in Black and pop culture. Customers can access dedicated Bet Breaks Flash Briefing on their devices, updated each day with what’s trending.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1’s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party second season premiere garnered 1.8 million viewers. The show did a 0.97 Live+SD in P18-49, up 17% from the prior four-week time period average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday night’s live wedding premiere of Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir: The Mane Event on BET is the #1 cable series premiere of the 2017/2018 season (excluding sports and news). It drew 1.5 million Total Viewers P2+, with 951,000 Viewers A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS’ presentation of the 2017 National League Championship Series presented by Camping World Game 3, the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the Chicago Cubs, averaged 6 million viewers and ranked as cable’s top program of the night in primetime, based on metered markets. Viewership was up 40% over last year’s LCS Game 3 coverage on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Empire was FOX’s most-watched show of the week, totaling 9.7 million viewers in multi-platform average audience to date, up 64% vs. Live+SD. The Gifted nearly doubled its total audience from Live+SD in its series premiere, becoming the network’s most watched Monday launch in nearly two years. The Orville posted a +126% lift in Total Viewers, while Lucifer was up +5% from its Season 2 finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender is closing on Sunday October 22, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/terms-my-surrender/

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