Archive for April, 2018

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

April 25, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 4/25/18)
CBS: Code Black (Premiere) at 10pm
FXX: Archer: Danger Island (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Boise Boys (Premiere) at 11pm
IFC: Brockmire (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: My Partner Knows Best (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: NOVA Wonders (Premiere) at 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Fishing For Giants (Premiere) at 8pm
VICELAND: My House (Premiere) at 10:30pm
USA: Suits (Finale) at 9:57pm
LIFETIME: (Finale) at 10pm

New dating series The Proposal, from The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, is set to premiere this summer on ABC. Hosted by former NFL quarterback and Season 5 Bachelor Jesse Palmer, each one-hour episode will feature 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery suitor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s the end of the road for The Path. Hulu has canceled the Jason Katims-produced drama after three seasons. “While it’s sad that The Path is ending, I’m brimming with gratitude and pride,” said creator Jessica Goldberg. “It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures TV tapped Peter Tolan to write and serve as showrunner on the revival of Mad About You. The project, which is currently being shopped to networks, will reunite original stars Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One announced the 2018 American Black Film Festival TV One Screenplay Competition finalists. During ABFF’s TV One “Celebrity Scene Stealers” event on Friday, June 15, each finalist will direct a table read of a scene from their script, performed by professional actors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The three finalists of the TV One competition will receive an all-expense paid trip to this year’s ABFF in Miami (June 13-17).
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV is utilizing hit Jersey Shore Family Vacation to launch new series and expand on its Thursday night block. First up was Ex on the Beach, which debuted out of JSFV last week, and was the highest non Jersey Shore unscripted series to debut in four years. Also on the slate are four new series: Made in Kentucky (wt), a docuseries about a rowdy group of friends in Pike County, KY; Staten Island 10310 (wt), a coming-of-age story following a group of rebellious young adults and their families; Too Stupid to Die, the story of a backyard stunt family; and Just Tattoo of Us, based on the hit global format.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a limited series revival of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Production is slated to begin later this year for a 2019 premiere. Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Mary Ann Singleton will reprise their original roles, while Ellen Page was added to the cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel picked up Mysteries and Myths with Megan Fox (wt). The series has Fox, who also serves as co-creator and producer, embarking on a journey across the globe to delve into some of the greatest mysteries of time, including whether Amazon women really did exist. Production begins in June to air later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network greenlit Ink Master for an eleventh season, ordering 16 new episodes of the tattoo competition series. The show is ranking #1 among A18-49 and W18-49 in its timeslot on cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon is developing Girl Waits With Gun, an hourlong drama series based on Amy Stewart’s bestselling book, from writers Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan (Veep). Series is inspired by the true story of Constance Kopp, who became the first female sheriff in the U.S. in 1914.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube ordered The Lou Pearlman Project (wt), a doc about the rise and fall of the notorious record producer and convicted fraudster, who was behind bands *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. *NSYNC member Lance Bass is attaches as and EP. Doc debuts on YouTube Red in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Authentic Entertainment is partnering with Kronicle Media to develop and produce character-driven content for and about women from diverse perspectives. The deal solidifies a collaboration on both documentary and unscripted projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Builder/designer Jasmine Roth takes houses from bland to beautiful in new HGTV home renovation series Hidden Potential. Series bows Tuesday, May 15 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Iron Chef America returns Sunday, May 20 at 10p on Food Network. Hosted by Alton Brown, each episode pits an up-and-coming chef competitor against an elite iron chef.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney’s animated Big Hero 6 The Series launches with a weekend event featuring back-to-back episodes, on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at 9a on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel’s Unearthed returns to uncover hidden secrets of ancient monuments and civilizations on Tuesday, May 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Lost in Translation debuts Sunday, May 20 at 10p. Docu-series chronicles the lives of four couples during the most trying time in their marriage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tom Farrell, CEO of The Workshop and Co-Executive Producer of TLC’s Trading Spaces revival, was also the showrunner for the original series. How do you refresh a classic without alienating the original core audience? A mix of something old, something new, says Farrell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central is re-airing Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump on Thursday, April 26 at 9:30p, Friday, April 27 at 12a, and Sunday, April 29 at 11p. 2011 roast features Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Ross, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV pays tribute to southern rock pioneers with a Saturday Stack event on Saturday, May 5, beginning with Lynyrd Skynryd: One More For The Fans at 1p, followed by Gone With The Wind: The Remarkable Rise And Tragic Fall Of Lynyrd Skynryd at 3p. All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman airs at 6p, with The Allman Brothers Band: After The Crash bowing at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX & FriendsAinsley Earhardt co-hosts the news show from the University of South Carolina, her alma mater, on Friday. Show airs live beginning at 6a. Earhardt’s book, The Light Within Me, was released on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Georgia Flood (Ansac Girls, Wentworth Prison) nabbed the lead in Lifetime’s American Princess, the straight-to-series drama from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann. Rounding out the cast are Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) Seana Kofoed (Flaked), Rory O’Malley (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O’Neals).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix set an end date for Sense8 – the sci-fi series will wrap on Friday, June 8. The streamer also announced a premiere date for An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life – comedy special, starring Steve Martin and Martin Short, bows Friday, May 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roku partnered with ABC News to bring live news to The Roku Channel. The deal also includes the launch of ABC News Live, a new 24/7 livestream offering rolling out in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In an annual letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that 100 million subscribers pay for Amazon Prime, the bundle offering of free shipping, exclusive video content and more. The number means Amazon is the second-largest streaming video company, behind Netflix, which as 120 million subscribers. Hulu, which is only available in the U.S., has 17 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, Amazon has greenlit a second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, ahead of its August 6 premiere on Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is getting ready to expand pre-roll video ads outside its Watch video platform. It began testing the ads, earlier this year. “We have seen promising signs, so we are expanding testing to places where people seek out videos, like in search results or on a Page timeline,” wrote Nick Grudin, VP of Media Partnerships, and Maria Angelidou-Smith, Product Management Director, in a blog post. Facebook announced other changes to its video monetization policies, including launching preview trailers that allow publishers or creators to promote their videos in a short retailer format in the news feed, and an automatic ad break insertion tool, which will optimize where mid-roll ads are place.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, is set to premiere Monday, May 7. Show features Smith, her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne delving into candid conversation with family and friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for the bulk of the top syndicated shows were forced to contend with marathon coverage of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day testimony before the Senate’s Commerce and Judiciary Committees, during the session ending April 18. On the positive side, Live With Kelly and Ryan (2.2 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, steady from the previous frame) was the sole talker in the top tree to avoid any week-to-week declines. It outperformed Ellen DeGeneres (2.1, down 5%) and finished alone in second place behind Dr. Phil. (3.1, down 9%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rookie Page Six TV (0.7) rose 25% in the W25-54 money demo and ranked as the season’s youngest-skewing newcomer to first-run syndication by a significant margin. In access time periods the race was close. Inside Edition (2.9, down 3%) lost some ground, but finished in a dead heat at the top of the magazine category with Entertainment Tonight (2.9), which held steady.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s two-hour broadcast of children talent competition series Pequenos Gigantes on Sunday attracted 2.1 million Total Viewers, 729,000 A18-49 and 230,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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KYM JOHNSON GIVES BIRTH TO TWINS WITH ROBERT HERJAVEC

April 25, 2018

KYM JOHNSON GIVES BIRTH TO TWINS WITH ROBERT HERJAVEC
https://www.eonline.com/news/929461/kym-johnson-gives-birth-to-twins-with-robert-herjavec

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN MEETS WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS ABOUT COSMETICS REFORM

April 25, 2018

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN MEETS WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS ABOUT COSMETICS REFORM
https://www.eonline.com/news/929601/kourtney-kardashian-meets-with-congressional-leaders-about-cosmetics-reform

MEEK MILL WALKS OUT OF PRISON FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NOVEMBER SENTENCING

April 25, 2018

MEEK MILL WALKS OUT OF PRISON FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NOVEMBER SENTENCING
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/24/meek-mill-walks-out-prison-first-time-released/

KANYE WEST BREAKS WITH MANAGER SCOOTER BRAUN AND SOURCES CALL HIM ERRATIC

April 25, 2018

KANYE WEST BREAKS WITH MANAGER SCOOTER BRAUN AND SOURCES CALL HIM ERRATIC
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/24/kanye-west-breaks-manager-scooter-braun/

DEREK FISHER PROPOSES TO GLORIA GOVAN, SHE SAID YES

April 25, 2018

DEREK FISHER PROPOSES TO GLORIA GOVAN, SHE SAID YES
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/24/derek-fisher-proposes-gloria-govan-engaged/

HARRY ANDERSON (NIGHT COURT) CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED

April 25, 2018

HARRY ANDERSON (NIGHT COURT) CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/24/night-court-star-harry-anderson-cause-death-revealed-death-certificate/

ALLISON MACK AND THE STORY OF NXIVM: INSIDE THE ALLEGED SEX SLAVEY RING ACCUSED OF TURNING WOMEN INTO RECRUITERS FOR THEIR MASTER

April 25, 2018

ALLISON MACK AND THE STORY OF NXIVM: INSIDE THE ALLEGED SEX SLAVEY RING ACCUSED OF TURNING WOMEN INTO RECRUITERS FOR THEIR MASTER
https://www.eonline.com/news/929293/allison-mack-and-the-story-of-nxivm-inside-the-alleged-sex-slavery-ring-accused-of-turning-women-into-recruiters-for-their-master

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 24, 2018

April 25, 2018

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 24, 2018
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Jack Quaid (Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid’s son) – 26 years old
Tyson Ritter (The All-American Rejects) – 34 years old
Kelly Clarkson (Pop Singer) – 36 years old
Regan Gomez-Preston (The Cleveland Show) – 38 years old
Derek Luke (Empire/“Captain America: The First Avenger”) – 44 years old
Cedric The Entertainer (Comedian) – 54 years old
Djimon Hounsou (“How To Train Your Dragon”movies/ “Gladiator”) – 54 years old
Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty) – 72 years old
Barbra  Streisand (Singer/ Actress/ Director) – 76 years old
Shirley MacLaine (“Steel Magnolias”/ “Terms of Endearment”) – 84 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS

April 24, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 4/24/18)
CW: The 100 (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Genius (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: First Civilizations (Premiere) at 9p
VELOCITY: Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: The Ice Cream Show (Premiere) at 10:30pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Finale) at 10pm
PARAMOUNT: Ink Master (Finale) at 10pm

Gretchen Carlson signed a deal with A+E Networks to create and host a series of documentary specials developed by newly-launched non-fiction content development company A+E Originals. First up for the former Fox News anchor, whose sexual harassment lawsuit against FNC chairman Roger Ailes led to his exit: The Brave with Gretchen Carlson (wt), for Lifetime, about the actions Carlson took to confront predators in the workplace. The collaboration comes on the heels of recent announcements of A+E Originals partnerships with Leah Remini and Elizabeth Vargas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of, ABC News named Amy Robach to replace Elizabeth Vargas as co-anchor of 20/20. She joins David Muir.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reality competition will, “for the first time in the history of American television,” says ABC, allow viewers to watch and vote from both coasts simultaneously. That’ll happen when American Idol is simulcast in all time zones over a three week period starting Sunday, April 29, with real-time results announced at the end of the broadcast. “It only makes sense to let every viewer from coast to coast experience the magic of live television and have the ability to vote for America’s next superstar,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo launched a new Sunday primetime franchise, “Series Premium,” over the weekend with Luis Miguel, La Serie. Shows in the new genre have star-studded casts, contemporary storytelling and a shorter weekly format of 10-15 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NBA and Fox Sports struck a deal for the new Jr. NBA World Championship to air on Fox and FS1. Competing in the global tournament will be 13- and 14-year old boys and girls.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS picked up a second season of The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and a third round of comedy/thriller Search Party. O.G. is 2018’s top cable comedy show, while Search grew double digits in its second season and became the fastest TBS original to reach one million views on VOD in season one.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBA star Stephen Curry inked a multi-year development deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Curry’s new Unanimous Media will develop and produce film and TV projects with a focus on family, faith and sports.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Partners in crime: Oxygen renewed Dick Wolf series Cold Justice and Criminal Confessions. Both are in pre-production and slated to return later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An animated Fast & Furious series will be the first show from a kids and family programming pact between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television. Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan, producers on the films, are among the exec producers of the franchise extension.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! limited series Citizen Rose returns for a three-part special beginning Thursday, May 17 at 10p. Shows pick up where the two-hour doc left off, with artist/activist Rose McGowan set to launch her (now best-selling) book, BRAVE.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform and iHeartMedia are teaming to broadcast “iHeartRadio Wango Tango,” the annual summer concert in LA. This is the first time the event, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will be televised.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Weather Channel is launching its first podcast today, April 24. Weekly episodes of Weather Geeks, hosted by former president of the American Meteorological Society Dr. Marshall Shepherd, will look at how weather intersects with technology, pop culture, industry and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Logo will, for the third consecutive year, be the exclusive U.S. broadcast home of the Eurovision Song Contest when it airs the 63rd annual Grand Final, live and commercial free, on both coasts on Saturday, May 12 at 3p. Ross Mathews and Shangela (RuPaul’s Drag Race) will serve as Logo’s commentators.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Street Outlaws is back with a two-hour season premiere Monday, May 28 at 8p. New episodes of the underground racing series continue at 9p the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docu-series The Last Defense premieres on ABC Tuesday, June 12 at 10p. Seven-parter from exec producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon explores flaws in the American justice system through death row cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of The Cowboy Way premieres on INSP on Thursday, April 26 at 8p. Original series follows three modern-day cowboys in the Alabama cattle business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spinoff series 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is back for season three Sunday, May 20 at 8p. Nine two-hour episodes following the-drama-is-far-from-over couples are followed by a two-part Tell All.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinelatino is launching Mexican medical drama Paramedicos on Sunday, April 29 at 10p. Series, inspired by real events from Mexico’s Red Cross, will air during the net’s “Domingo Estelar” (Sunday Blockbuster) block.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Author James Patterson’s new series spotlighting the creativity of young people, Kid Stew, debuts on public television stations nationwide beginning Sunday, May 6 at 10:30a (check local listings). The show is co-produced by James Patterson and South Florida PBS, and distributed by American Public Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s American Idol rebounded from a series low opposite the ACM Awards to top the demos on Sunday with a 1.5 rating among A18-49. The singing competition drew 7.37 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 2 debut of HBO’s Westworld drew 2.1 million viewers on Sunday, up +5% from the series debut. With replay and streaming the number jumped to 3 million. In season 1, the drama had an 80% in audience in delayed viewing, for an average 13.2 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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