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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/3/18)
NBC: Superstore (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: A.P. Bio (Finale) at 8:30pm
NBC: Champions (Finale) at 9:30pm

Empire’s reign continues. FOX has renewed the hip-hop family drama, from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Image Television and 20th Century Fox TV, for a fifth season. Brett Mahoney, who stepped in to help lead the series for the second half of season four, will continue as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The revolving judge panel for Season 2 of ABC’s The Gong Show has been set. Slated to appear are Alyson Hannigan, Jimmy Kimmel, Brad Paisely and Jason Sudeikis, who join returning judges Will Arnett, Dana Carvey, Ken Jeong and Rob Riggle. Series returns Thursday, June 21 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another original cast member won’t be returning to Arrow. Paul Blackthorne, who’s played Quentin Lance since The CW show’s 2012 launch, isn’t coming back as a series regular. This follows last month’s news that Willa Holland had made her final appearance as Thea Queen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bob Harper, former host and trainer on The Biggest Loser, guest hosts Page Six TV from Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11. Harper reveals his latest projects, while joining Bevy Smith, Carlos Greer and Elizabeth Wagmeister to discuss the latest entertainment headlines.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest, takes place July 20 to 22 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, and features expert guests Michael Waddel (Bone Collector), Brian “PigmanQuaca (Pigman: The Series) and Tom McMillan (McMillan). Tickets and event information are available at www.SCOutdoorfest.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viceland ordered The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold. The cable net has begun production on the eight-episode series to bow later this year. “Nobody thought I could ever be an investigative journalist, but then again, nobody thought Donald Trump could be president,” said Arnold, announcing the news on The Howard Stern Show. “Let’s hope this marks the end of both our new careers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access renewed The Good Fight for a third season. “The Good Fight is a perfect example of what we strive for a CBS All Access original series to be: thought provoking, boundary pushing and, most of all, incredibly entertaining,” said Julie McNamara, EVP, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We can’t wait to see what Robert and Michelle King, their creative team and the incomparable cast will bring to audiences in season three.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upcoming DC digital service, DC Universe, gave a script-to-series order to Swamp Thing. The drama is based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Contingent on a script, the series is targeting a 2019 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple issued a 10-episode series order to Are You Sleeping, a thriller drama starring Octavia Spencer. Based on the true crime novel by Kathleen Barber, it provides a unique glimpse of America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts. Project hails from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 4 of Showtime’s The Affair debuts Sunday, June 17 at 9p. In addition, beginning Friday, May 11, consumers will be able to watch the show’s complete first season for free on YouTube, Facebook and SHO.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Black Ink Crew: Chicago returns Wednesday, May 30 at 8p on VH1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX set a premiere date for Season 2 of Snowfall: Thursday, July 19 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hunting ISIS, an original documentary series that follows a group of veteran and civilian volunteers who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight against ISIS alongside local militias, bows Tuesday, May 29 at 10p on History. Also airs Sunday, June 3 at 10p on Viceland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casey West continues the pursuit of his next culinary conquest, when Travel Channel’s Man v. Food returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 28 at 9p and 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Centroamerica TV airs extensive live coverage of the 2018 Costa Rican Presidential Inauguration of the 48th president, Carlos Alvarado, on Tuesday, May 8 at 12:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A five-hour I’m Sorry marathon airs on truTV on Mother’s Day. Starts at 9a on Sunday, May 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC brings back This Is Life Live, beginning Sunday May 13 at 9p. The four-night event captures live-altering experiences as they unfold in real time. Lisa Joyner returns as host and is joined by co-host Chris Jacobs (Long Lost Family).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV celebrates the long-awaited royal nuptials with a two-part wedding special of The Nanny on Friday, May 18 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jonathan Majors (Hostiles) was cast as the lead opposite Jurnee Smollett-Bell in HBO straight-to-series drama Lovecraft CountryRiverdale’s Vanessa Morgan and Charles Melton were upped to series regular, effective next season… Kiran Deol (The Mindy Project, New Girl) and Moses Storm (Conan, Arrested Development) will star in Arranged, a half-hour comedy pilot ordered by Pop TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina, the Teenage Witch series has been titled. The show will share its name with the comic book series on which it’s based: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon set a Friday, June 15 premiere date for the second season of Goliath, the original drama series starring Billy Bob Thornton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Castle Rock, the psychological-horror anthology from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, premieres Wednesday July 25 with the first three episodes on Hulu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AT&T livestreams the 2018 iHeartCountry Festival by AT&T at www.att.com/iHeartCountry and on Twitter live on Saturday, May 5 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Real Housewives of Potomac episode 304 was the highest-rated of the season to date among P25-54, delivering 1.1mm P25-54 (up 6%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles is opening on Thursday May 3, 2018 and closing on Sunday May 6, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/rain-tribute-beatles-msgt/

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