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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/16/18)
HGTV: House Hunters International (Premiere) at 10:30pm
SCIENCE: Battle Bots (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE: SciJinks (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: The Goldbergs (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: Alex, Inc. (Finale) at 8:30pm
ABC: Modern Family (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: American Housewife (Finale) at 9:30pm
ABC: Designated Survivor (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: SEAL Team (Finale) at 9pm
CW: Riverdale (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: The Blacklist (Finale) at 8pm
TLX: Long Lost Family (Finale) at 8pm
TLX: This Is Life Live (Finale) at 9pm

Designated Survivor may not be over after all, despite its cancellation by ABC. eOne is reportedly in talks to shop the Kiefer Sutherland political thriller to other networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After three seasons, it’s the end of the line for SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard. The AMC owned network announced the show’s cancellation on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Collier (Bones) will serve as EP and showrunner on the newly-picked-up CW drama In the Dark.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox TV Group  chairmen and CEO’s Dana Walden and Gary Newman are in the midst of negotiations for one-year extensions to their contracts. The plan is for both to oversee the company through the pending sale of key 21st Century Fox assets to Disney.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chicago Fire is losing an original cast member – Monica Raymund is exiting the firefighter drama after six seasons. “It has been an honor to play Dawson on Chicago Fire and one of the most meaningful experiences of my life,” Raymund shared on Twitter. “I am so thankful for the journey and especially to al of you for watching, but I have made the decision that it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Networks are gearing up for Saturday’s royal wedding. ABC News is offering a special edition of Good Morning America on May 19 beginning at 5a; CBS News will present live coverage from London starting at 4a; Fox News will report from outside St. George’s Chapel at 6a; Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb co-anchor Today at the Royal Wedding at 4:30a; PBS will air a live broadcast of the wedding starting at 4:15a, and BBC America’s coverage begins at 4a. E! Live from the Royal Wedding and TLC’s Royal Wedding Live both commence at 5a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

International television festival SeriesFest, taking place June 22 to 27, announced that Lady Antebellum will make their Red Rocks Amphitheatre debut as the centerpiece performance on Monday, June 25. Kicking off the evening will be a screening of Paramount Network’s new original scripted series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision offered a different kind of Upfront this year, a two-day experiential event, “Culture Unbound,” held at Tribeca’s Spring Studios. “Forget the theater district. We’re upfronting in the hip and fun district, which is like the experience we’re giving you today,” said CRO Tonia O’Connor. “It’s time for some disruption.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision also announced it has joined Open A.P., started by Viacom, Turner and Fox Networks Group, giving advertisers a standard group of data sets, and formed Aperture by Univision Communications, a new unit to uncover insights on Hispanic consumers. Because, as O’Connor told the Upfront audience, “Culture has always been at the root of UCI’s mission.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo threw a party at the Park Avenue Armory after parent company NBCUniversal’s umbrella event, featuring a concert with J. Balvin. “Hispanics are a growing cultural, political and economic powerhouse influencing every aspect of our country,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, as the net headed into the season. “This is a young, social and mobile segment that is increasingly setting trends, influencing pop culture and becoming the new mainstream, representing the single-largest growth opportunity for corporate America.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network’s new programming lineup at the ABC Upfronts at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in NYC on Tuesday. “We enter the new season bolstered by success and the stability that it affords us,” said Dungey. “The new shows we unveil today strengthen an already vibrant schedule of some of the best television has to offer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, a fresh take on established favorite Dancing With the Stars, pairs celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines. Show is produced by BBC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The network adds its first regular primetime broadcast talk show in nine years with The Alec Baldwin Show; the one-hour talker, which debuted as a sneak preview in March, showcases Baldwin’s in-depth conversations with compelling personalities. A total of eight new series were announced, including one-hour dramas A Million Little Things, The Fix, Grand Hotel, The Rookie and Whiskey Cavalier, as well as half-hour comedies The Kids Are Alright, Schooled and Single Parents.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Freeform series include Besties, which was ordered from co-creators Kenya Barris and Ranada Shepard. The half-hour comedy comes on the success of Barris’ breakout coming-of-age show grown-ish, which was the #1 cable comedy season-to-date W18-34. Meanwhile, the net expands the universe of Pretty Little Liars with Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, which features returning favorites Sasha Pieters as Alison and Janel Parrish as Mona.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The network will expand its holiday roster with over 1000 hours of themed programming, kicking off with “31 Nights of Halloween” on October 1 and including Freeform Santa (Shadow Hunters’ Isaiah Mustafa) and November’s “Kick Off to Christmas.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Investigation Discovery and People expanded their exclusive partnership with two new series. People Magazine Investigates: Cults bows on ID on Monday, June 4 at 9p, while People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion debuts later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mermaid thriller Siren received a sophomore season order from Freeform. Season 2 will have 16 episodes, up from 10 episodes this season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN Films and Netflix teamed on The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary about basketball icon Michael Jordan. Set to premiere in 2019, the anthology centers on the simultaneous rise of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and the popularity of the NBA during the 1990s.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Duncan Gray, a former ABC exec and EP on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, landed his first BBC commission through his production company Twenty Six 03 Entertainment. Backed by Cineflix, the firm is making Beauty Blowout for BBC Three, the online network operated by the British public broadcaster. Series centers on a beauty salon in Liverpool.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food blogger and cookbook author Molly Yeh brings her culinary voice to new series Girl Meets Farm, bowing Sunday, June 24 at 11a on Food Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO  set a premiere date for Sharp Objects, the eight-episode limited drama starring Amy Adams. Series bows Sunday, July 8 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Letterman is headed back to Late Night… for a visit. He’ll appear on Seth MeyersNBC show on Wednesday, May 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History honors the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy in documentary RFK: The Kennedy Family Remembers. Doc features exclusive new interviews with members of the Kennedy family in commemoration of the 50th year anniversary of his death, on Monday, June 4 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Phil Hartman: Behind Closed Doors bows Sunday, May 27 at 9p on Reelz. Natalie Morales hosts the documentary special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime celebrates summertime with new movies every Sunday. “Summer Escapes” kicks off with Stalked by My Doctor: Patient’s Revenge on June 10 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP  airs Handcrafted America: Dad’s Favorites on Monday, June 11 at 8p. Special features products that appeal to men. The net also bows film Heritage Falls on Wednesday, June 13 at 6p. Dramatic comedy follows three generations of headstrong males as they venture into the wilderness for a rugged weekend excursion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Max Greenfield (New Girl) replaced Josh Lawson, who starred in the pilot, as a lead in CBS’ newly picked up comedy The NeighborhoodTessa Mossey (The Glass Castle) will recur in Season 3 of Freeform’s ShadowhuntersJohn Hodgman landed a recurring role in Amazon superhero series The Tick.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube is set to explore the world of artificial intelligence via a new docuseries from Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, Network Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment. Downey Jr. will host and narrate the yet-to-be-titled hour-long series, which will feature researchers and experts in science, philosophy, technology, engineering, medicine, futurism, entertainment and art. Bows on YouTube Red in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Page Six TV (0.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 14% from the week before) matched its highest rating of the season. The show also attracted over a million daily viewers and was one of syndication’s biggest gainers in a generally slow first full week of May Sweeps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the talk show front, Dr. Phil (3.3, up 3%) hit a four-week high and led the category for the 87th week in a row. Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.2, up 5%) tied Ellen DeGeneres (2.2, up 5%) for second place.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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