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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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