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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/2/18)
DISCOVERY: Misfit Garage (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Sticker Shock (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Being Serena (Premiere) at 10pm
TRU TV: Comedy Knockout (Premiere) at 11pm
USA: Colony (Premiere) at 10pm

HBO picked up Westworld for season three, just nine days after the launch of season two. “From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where this next chapter will take us,” said HBO programming chief Casey Bloys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The debut date of Paramount Network black comedy Heathers, postponed from March 7 after the deadly shooting in Parkland, FL, has been set for Tuesday, July 10. The news was shared on social media yesterday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! announced six new series and three unscripted development projects. New series include a talk show hosted by actress Busy Philipps; a show centered around the women of podcast “The LadyGang”; a docu-series featuring actress and singer Ashlee Simpson-Ross and her husband, Evan Ross; a comedic dance show; a modernized version of E! True Hollywood Story; and a series following influencers who are best friends. “E! is a pop culture network that is for and about women, and these series hit the mark when it comes to fun, aspirational content and engaging storytelling for our audience,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP, production & development.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Inclusion Media, founded by Broadway producer Howard Kagan, submitted a $315 million offer for The Weinstein Company, reports Deadline. Part of the offer includes a pledge to cooperate with victims of sexual assault seeking justice. That’s in line with a request from Attorney General Eric Scheiderman that bidders set aside resources to compensate injured employees.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“I have paid for Netflix for a decade but I have no relationship with them emotionally as a customer,” said MGM TV and Digital group president Mark Burnett at the Milken Institute Global Conference yesterday. The topic: how content creators can connect with consumers in a changing media universe. “How do you get that relationship with customers? The closest example in our world is Amazon,” said Burnett.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of Arrested Development is being released again on Netflix, but it will look different this time around. Creator Mitch Hurwitz announced via social media that he recut the season for Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences, shuffling content from 15 individualized stories to make 22 interwoven episodes. Recut version will become available May 4; season 5 will be “coming soon,” promised Hurwitz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Rose Parade hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, aka Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon, will reunite for HBO’s live coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish!, produced by Funny or Die, airs Saturday, May 19 at 7:30a, with a replay later that day. “This wedding is going to be a blast,” said Cord. “There will be more luxury packed into that church than all the Bed, Bath and Beyonds combined.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of FX’s Legion will include 11 episodes rather than the original 10, according to Deadline. Drama’s sophomore run will now end on Tuesday, June 12 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A third woman has accused NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw of unwanted sexual advances: Mary Reinholz claims Brokaw attempted to kiss her 50 years ago, an encounter that left her “uncomfortable.” The allegation follows a claim by Linda Vester – vehemently denied by the journalist – that Brokaw tried to kiss her in the 1990s, and an anonymous former production assistant’s story of Brokaw placing her hands on his chest and requesting that she come to his office.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tony Award nominations were announced, and Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical lead the pack with nominations in 12 categories each. Ceremony will be broadcast Sunday, June 10 on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Holly Wofford and Jane Y. Mun have been named as executive producers and showrunners for TKO: Total Knockout, a new one-hour obstacle course competition series from executive producer Mark Burnett. Ten-episode series will premiere in summer 2018 on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A four-part series on Smithsonian Channel offers access to America’s fleet of aircraft carriers as they engage in real-world action. Carriers at War debuts Sunday, May 20 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel’s Impossible Engineering: Extreme Railroads, shining a light on the world’s most extraordinary rail systems, launches Thursday, May 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Come on, get happy! Antenna TV is airing a “Shirley, It’s Mother’s Day” Partridge Family marathon on Sunday, May 13 from 51-11p. The 1970-74 sitcom airs on Antenna weekdays at 10:30a and weekends at 8:30a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary Served Like a Girl, focused on a diverse group of female veterans as they transition from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to civilian life, premieres Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at 10p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Count on Lifetime to have the royal wedding covered. The net’s slate of wedding programming kicks off with Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance on Sunday, May 13 at 8p, followed by documentary Harry & Meghan: Royal Rebels and Biography special Kate Middleton: Uncommon Bride.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is jumping into the dating game. During his keynote speech at Facebook’s F8 annual developer conference yesterday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the social media giant was launching dating features – and it won’t be “just for hookups.” Chief product officer Chris Cox explained the concept stemmed from couples who said meeting their partner was the most important thing Facebook had done for them. So now, Facebook aims to connect couples in a way that is opt-in, safe, “and didn’t get in the way of everyone who wasn’t interested in dating.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also at the F8 conference, Facebook’s Instagram said it will let other apps, including Spotify, share directly into Instagram Stories, and will roll out a new version of its Explore section to group posts by theme. Instagram will also let outsiders create AR effects for their followers using Facebook’s Camera Effects Platform; initial AR partners include the NBA, Vogue and BuzzFeed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple posted quarterly earnings per share of $2.73, up 30% from a year ago and above analyst estimates of $2.67. As for sales of pricey iPhone X, which had some investors jittery, “Customers chose iPhone X more than any other iPhone each week in the March quarter, just as they did following its launch in the December quarter,” said CEO Tim Cook. “We also grew revenue in all of our geographic segments, with over 20% growth in Greater China and Japan.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Less rosy was Snap Inc.’s quarterly report, which sent shares tumbling 17% in post-market trading. Snap’s revenue was $230.7 million, versus estimates of $244.9 million. “Revenue was $230.7 million in Q1 2018, up 54% year-over-year driven by growth in Snap Ads, and down 19% sequentially, primarily due to seasonality and our redesign,” said the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two premiere of IFC’s Brockmire grew 15% among A25-54 versus its season one launch, and 11% among A18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. Compared to the season one finale, the episode grew 24% among A25-54, 13% among A18-49 and 7% among total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week ending April 22 – with many syndicated producers saving ammo for the May sweep – Dr. Phil (3.1 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, steady with the prior frame) extended its string of first place finishes in talk to 85 weeks in a row. Talkers moving up week to week were The Doctors (0.8, up 14%); Steve (1.3, up 8%); Ellen DeGeneres (2.2, up 5%) and Dr Oz (1.1, up 10%). Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition, both with 3.0, up 3%, were the only strips able to grow among magazines.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the month of April, Fox News claimed 15 of the top 25 cable news programs in total viewers and in the 25-54 demo. FNC’s primetime programs HannityTucker Carlson Tonight and The Ingraham Angle were among the top four programs in both total viewers and A25-54. Sister net Fox Business News averaged 229,000 Business Day viewers, with Varney & Co. (9a-12p) the highest rated market program on cable (284,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the competition show battle Monday night, NBC’s The Voice delivered a 1.7 rating among A18-49 and 8.82 million viewers, versus 1.1 and 8.48 million for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars: Athletes Edition. While Dancing was down 40% in the demo and 30% in viewers compared to last spring’s premiere, it was ABC’s biggest audience in the time slot in six months.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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