FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/1/18)
A&E: 60 Days In: Watch Along (Premiere) at 9pm
BBC AMERICA: Thursday Night Darts (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Barn Life (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Swamp People (Premiere) at 9pm
OUT TV: Hey Qween (Premiere) at 9:30pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Premiere) at 10pm
TRU TV: Talk Show The Game Show (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ID: The Perfect Suspect (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: The Good Place (Finale) at 8:30pm
TRAVEL: Mysteries At The Museum (Finale) at 10pm

Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) will play siblings on the sixth and final season of House of Cards, following a storyline overhaul necessitated by the exit of Kevin Spacey due to allegations of sexual misconduct. The Netflix drama, which suspended production on October, started filming yesterday; a premiere date has not been announced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also tasked with replacing a star – but for very different reasons – was USA’s Suits, as Meghan Markle left Hollywood for Prince Harry. Now Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) has been cast in a new series regular role for season 8. She won’t have much catching up to do. “I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family,” said the actress.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox scored a 5-year deal for Thursday Night Football starting with the 2018 season. The agreement includes 11 games – for a reported $60 million per – between weeks 4-15 to be broadcast on Fox, simulcast on NFL Network, and expands digital rights. “Football is in our blood at Fox and we understand that nothing beats the NFL when it comes to television that captures people’s attention,” said Peter Rice, president of 21st Century Fox. Rights this season were shared by CBS and NBC. Said CBS, which retains has Sunday afternoon NFL games, “We explored a responsible bid for Thursday Night Football, but in the end are very pleased to return to entertainment programming on television’s biggest night.” As for NBC, which still carries Sunday Night Football, “We made a competitive bid based on our 2 years of carrying TNF.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox dropped Republic Records president Charlie Walk from The Four: Battle for Stardom amid allegations of sexual harassment. Republic placed Walk on leave pending an investigation after an open letter from Life Lab founder Tristan Coopersmith accused him of inappropriate behavior at Sony Music. Walk called the allegation false.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC gave a 10-episode order for The Gilded Age, from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The period drama, set in 1882 New York, offers Fellowes’ “delicious new take on both the emerging rich and the working class,” said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment. Series is slated for 2019. The project is a long time coming – NBC first enlisted Fellowes to create the show in 2012, but Downton got in the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW gave pilot orders for 6 shows: A Roswell revival with an immigration twist; In the Dark, from Red Hour Films, about a blind woman who is “witness” to a murder; Keshet StudiosSkinny Dip; dysfunctional family dramedy Playing Dead, from Intrigue Entertainment; comedic drama The End of the World As We Know It, from Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Rob Thomas; and Berlanti Prods.Spencer, centered on a South Central LA high school football player recruited to play for Beverly Hills High.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! greenlit runway docu-series Model Squad, offering a look at the ups and downs of a group of supermodels, from Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate and co-produced by IMG. Preview special Model Squad: Fashion Week airs Monday, February 12 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Podcast network Gimlet Media is branching out with Gimlet Pictures, a film and TV unit headed by Gimlet’s Chris Giliberti. “The goal here is to play a greater role in extending our Gimlet sensibility and story craftsmanship to the audiences we reach in other formats,” said Giliberti, noting that the company served as producers on Alex Inc., Homecoming and Man of the People.  On the heels of those projects, said Giliberty, “We feel prepared to take a bigger bet in TV and film.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix gave a series order to kids show The Prince of Peoria, reports Deadline. Nick Stanton and Devin Bunje (Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything) are writing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first season of new ID series Homicide City will focus on crimes that shook Philadelphia around the turn of the 21st century, with Philly’s finest coming out of retirement to offer the inside stories on headline-making cases. Series debuts Wednesday, February 21 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SciJinks, a science prank show hosted by Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki, will launch on Discovery and Science Channel this spring. “I am humbled and excited to work closely on this show with some of the scientists and STEM students I’ve had the pleasure of meeting over the past decade,” said Galecki, who is also producing. “It’s a great opportunity to put these amazing folks in the spotlight, erase some of the stereotypes of people in the sciences and it’s resulted in a show that is a whole lot of fun.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reelz’s The Price of Fame launches with an episode focused on Johnny Depp, whose lavish spending and moments of rage have drawn fire. Series launches Sunday, February 11 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS warhorse Survivor returns for season 36 with a 2-hour premiere on Wednesday, February 28 at 8p. This edition, themed “Ghost Island,” centers on the bad decisions of past players, with players sent to a separate “haunted” island filled with relics from past seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv is bringing Bridezillas back for “an epic reboot” with 10 episodes featuring over-the-top brides and their meltdowns, starting Friday, March 2 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 1 of Francekbek premieres on TV5Monde USA Sunday, February 4 at 1:30a. Series follows a woman from Quebec who moves to France in search of a new life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook renewed Candy Media’s live relationship show Make Up or Break Up for a second season on Facebook Watch. Round 2 begins February 15, streaming live on Thursdays at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Facebook Watch news, Courteney Cox (Cougar Town) is exec producing docu-series Nine Months, following different pregnancy stories. Ample Entertainment is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel and lifestyle series Weekends with Yankee (mountain biking, surfing, cheese-making) returns to public television stations in April.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN special Oprah at the Apollo, featuring conversations about living a life with purpose, airs Tuesday, February 27 at 10p. Oprah Winfrey’s guests include Salma Hayek Pinault, Stephen Colbert, Lin-Manuel Miranda, grown-ish star Yara Shahidi, Trevor Noah and Jordan Peele.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNET Movies offers a pair of Oscar-winning love stories on Wednesday, February 14: 1968’s Romeo & Juliet at 8p is followed by 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The films are part of HDNET’s month-long “And the Oscar Goes To…” event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime true crime doc Operation Odessa, about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel, will premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival in Austin ahead of its debut on Showtime on Saturday, March 31 at 9p on-air, on demand and over the internet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Z Living is airing special episodes of The Dr. Oz Show in honor of National Wear Red Day, raising awareness about heart disease, on February 2 starting at 4p, and World Cancer Day on February 4 starting at noon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse and Boost Mobile are teaming to commemorate Black History Month with custom Future Black History-themed vignettes showcasing the influences and inspirations of African American artists. Sponsored vignettes will begin airing on Fuse Monday, February 5. Also on tap: A one-hour music block highlighting artists on February 9 at 9a as well as an exploration of the Future Black History makers who are making their mark in pop culture today on the Fuse digital platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the offerings on the Bounce slate for Black History Month are the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards on Sunday, February 11 at 9p; a special installment of newsmag Ed Gordon called “Am I Black Enough?”, examining the nuances of cultural identity; a short-form series of vignettes, “Your Story Matters,” about the inspiring experiences of trailblazing African Americans; and documentary Trail of Hope: The Journey to Equality on Sunday, February 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Southwest Airlines, sponsor of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XiV, is planning a game day Facebook Live broadcast hosted by former MLB player Rocky Turner and veteran NFL running back Justin Forsett. Dog lovers can also get a behind-the-scenes peek at proceedings via Southwest’s Instagram Stories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu canceled drama Shut Eye after 2 seasons. Tweeted series star Jeffrey Donovan, “Enjoyed Shut Eye. But all good things must come to an end. I’m grateful to Hulu and Sony. They were great places to work at.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

President Trump’s State of the Union address drew a third-best 45.8 million viewers across networks, down from 48 million for Barack Obama’s first address and 52 million for George W. Bush’s post-9/11 State of the Union talk.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards was a Top 5 telecast on cable in its premiere time slot among African-American Households (#4), AA W25-54 (#4) and AA P2+ (#5) and also the #4 Most Watched telecast on TV One in the last 2 years (743,000 P2+).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of January 22, HGTV’s ratings were up +19% over the prior 6 weeks. Among the highlights: On Monday the network saw a 34 percent ratings gain over the prior six week with a premiere episode of Home Town. Tuesday’s new episodes of Fixer Upper and freshman series Restored By The Fords rated a 1.15 and .63 among viewers P25-54, respectively, and the net’s Sunday night lineup of fantasy lifestyle series was up +28%, with Beachfront Bargain Hunt delivering a .75 rating among viewers P25-54 and posting a 60% gain over recent benchmarks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America posted a .9 rating (770,000 IMP) among A25-54 on Sunday night, up +23% versus the prior week, and Kids Baking Championship posted a .6 rating (550,000 IMP) among A25-54 on Monday night, up +63%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer Cyrus Yavneh died January 25 of lung cancer. He was 75. Yavneh’s recent TV work includes serving as production manager on Hit the Floor, Falling Skies and Insatiable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Children is closing on Sunday February 4, 2018.
https://www.broadway.com/shows/children/

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