FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/10/18)
DIY: Tiny Luxury (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Marcia Clark Investigate The First 48 (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: Big Bang Theory (Finale) at 8pm
CBS: Young Sheldon (Finale) at 8:30pm
CBS: Mom (Finale) at 9pm
FX: Atlanta (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Engineering Catastrophes (Finale) at 10pm
WE TV: Braxton Family Values (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Hustle & Soul (Finale) at 10pm

NBC News president Andy Lack notified his division that the workplace investigation launched following allegations of sexual harassment against former Today host Matt Lauer had concluded. “Like many of you, I am immensely proud of NBC News, its history, and the work we do,” said Lack. “But – stepping back from the investigation – that history also includes a time when people were not comfortable coming forward to voice complaints about repugnant behavior. That is not acceptable.” Lack then outlined steps, like new routes to raise concerns, to remedy the problem.
(Source: Cynopsis)

While the NBC inquiry unearthed no evidence that anyone in a position of authority received complaints about Lauer’s behavior prior to November 2017, or a systemic pattern of bad behavior, it did find credible the four allegations against Lauer reported in the press. Investigators also said Lauer “frequently engaged in sexual banter or joking in open working environments,” which may have contributed to a reluctance to report harassment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahead of the November season four premiere of Outlander, Starz renewed the drama for seasons five and six. “Fans can rest assured their beloved Claire and Jamie will be back facing new challenges,” said Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal have partnered for Far & Away, a print magazine for business travelers that will include digital and social content. The first issue will be distributed with the May 19th edition of the Journal. Digital content will roll out on NatGeoTravel.com/farandaway social channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS gave series orders to comedies starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Cedric the Entertainer. The untitled Wayans show focuses on a couple who reconnect with their younger, hipper selves when an emerging pop star moves in, while Welcome to the Neighborhood follows a nice guy from the Midwest who moves into a rough LA area and finds an acerbic neighbor, played by Cedric.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC gave a formal series order to The Rookie. Castle’s Nathan Fillion stars as the oldest rookie in the LAPD, reuniting him with Castle EP Alexi Hawley and ABC Studios. Hawley, Fillion and Entertainment One’s Mark Gordon EP with Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also picked up to series by ABC is A Million Little Things, from DJ Nash (Growing Up Fisher). Drama comes from ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX and Hulu grabbed first-run North American rights to The Weekly, a documentary news program produced by the New York Times and Left/Right. Series premieres later this year on FX, with Hulu holding exclusive day-after streaming rights. “Our ambition with The Weekly is to bring the authority and excellence of New York Times journalism to the largest possible television audience. Partnering with FX and Hulu together for distribution represents an entirely new and uniquely powerful way do just that,” said Meredith Kopit Levien, COO of The New York Times Company. 21st Century Fox is parent to FX and co-parent, with Comcast, Disney and Time Warner, to Hulu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TruTV is keeping it funny with a 2018-19 programming slate that includes a series pickup for its Tacoma FD (wt) pilot, set in a firehouse in the wettest city in America. A new comedic medical advice show from Ken Jeong and an animated series from comedian Jo Koy received pilot commitments, and the net ordered new seasons of Adam Ruins Everything, Hack My Life, and Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks. “We’ve reached a point in our illustrious four-year history as a comedy network where we have a fully-balanced portfolio, proven results and are firing on all cylinders,” said net president Chris Linn. “Our mix of returning hits, new series, plus scripted and unscripted formats in development, and a wholly-owned library of originals gives us a distinct advantage in the marketplace. Against all odds and in a challenging landscape, truTV continues to deliver premium experiences for our fans and our advertising partners, and combined with our all-in commitment to reduced commercials, we plan to keep raising the bar.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is developing Yellowjackets, following a girls’ high school soccer team transformed into warring clans after a plane crash in the wilderness in 1975. Project comes from Entertainment One, producer Drew Comins and writer-producers Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Which sounds a world away from a scripted drama from soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, Liz Garcia and Josh Harto (Memphis Beat) and wiip, also centered on a high school girls’ soccer team, that nabbed a series commitment from Facebook Watch. This series has the team’s community rallying around the language of the game.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a new comedy from Ricky Gervais. After Life focuses on a man who decides to punish the world after his wife’s sudden death by saying and doing whatever he likes. Gervais will star, write and direct all 6 episodes, as well as serve as an EP. The streamer also ordered its first original anime set in Mexico; Seis Manos comes from Viz Media LLC and Powerhouse Animation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionsgate struck a deal with Overboard producer and star Eugenio Derbez and Benjamin Odell’s 3Pas Studios to extend their relationship to TV, calling for 3Pas to produce English- and Spanish-language series for Lionsgate’s television and streaming platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music City Fix, focused on house flippers in Nashville, premieres Thursday, June 7 at 11p on HGTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of ID’s The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas bows Monday, June 4 at 10p. The season debut follows a woman who followed her heart to Dallas only to wind up the subject of a homicide investigation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Onboard as subjects for the first season of PBS’s Breaking Big, debuting Friday, June 15 at 8:30p, are Trevor Noah, Lee Daniels, Eddie Huang, Kirsten Gillibrand, Gretchen Carlson and Michael Strahan. Series centers on people who took an “unexpected journey” to success in their field.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Investigation Discovery special Dead North follows the search for alleged female serial killer Kelly North. Doc airs Monday, May 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Bering Sea Gold moves to a new time starting Friday, May 11 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo ordered docs Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings (those would be Charles and Diana, Charles and Camilla, William and Kate and Harry and Meghan), airing tonight, and Operation Royal Wedding, airing May 23, from Spun Gold. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, in case you haven’t heard, is May 19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-parter Drinks, Crime and Prohibition airs on Smithsonian Channel Monday, June 11 and Monday, June 18 at 8p. Weapons experts, historians, museum curators and mixologists weigh in on “the failed experiment” of a country gone dry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Just in time for summer, Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee launches Thursday, June 7 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In Defense Of premieres on Oxygen Saturday, June 23 at 7p. True crime series explores the complex relationships between notorious defendants and the attorneys who represent them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judy Greer (Arrested Development) will head the voice cast of new PBS Kids animated series Let’s Go Luna, launching Wednesday, November 21….Kate Walsh (Private Practice) landed a recurring role on Netflix’s upcoming The Umbrella Academy, based on the graphic novels….Francesca Reale (Haters Back Off) nabbed a recurring role on season three of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of Telemundo’s Enemigo Intimo ranked as the #1 Spanish-language program in 8p-11p prime among A18-49 and A18-34, averaging 1.64 million total viewers, 864,000 among A8-49 and 319,000 among A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s multi-platform coverage of the 2018 Met Gala delivered a record-breaking 47 million total engagements across TV, digital and social (+18% versus 2017).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s NCIS hit a season high 14.8 million viewers for Tuesday’s episode, featuring the final appearance of Pauley Perrette, with a 1.6 rating among A18-49 that was the highest since the season premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel’s DuckTales on Friday hit new series highs in Total Viewers (1.25 million), Kids 6-11 (366,000/1.5 rating), Girls 6-11 (214,000/1.8) and Boys 6-11 (152,000/1.2).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce drama Saints & Sinners was the most-watched program in all of television on Sunday in the delivery of target audience of African Americans (P25-54) between 9p-10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Lobby Hero with Chris Evans and Michael Cera is closing on Sunday May 13, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/lobby-hero/

 

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