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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 5/22/18)
CBS: 48 Hours: NCIS (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: The Great American Read (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Out Wild Life (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Roseanne (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: The Middle (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: Splitting Up Together (Finale) at 9:30pm
ABC: For The People (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: NCIS (Finale) at 8pm
CW: The Flash (Finale) at 8pm
HISTORY: Forged In Fire: Knife or Death (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: The Voice (Finale) at 9pm

Barack and Michelle Obama inked a multi-year deal with Netflix. Said the former president, “We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples.” The deal includes scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features, via a new company the Obamas set up called Higher Ground Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During Fox’s Upfront, “New Fox” was presented as home to more live events and sports. Days later, Fox swooped in to grab WWE’s SmackDown LIVE for a five-year deal reportedly worth over $200 million annually. NBCUniversal, which has had the rights since 2010, decided not to renew the series, now running on USA. SmackDown is expected to debut on Fox in October 2019, switching from Tuesdays to Fridays. Shares in WWE jumped almost 15 percent after the news broke.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America reached over 11 million viewers for the royal wedding on Saturday, the biggest audience in network history. 1.2 million viewers, and 430,000 among A25-54, watched the live ceremony, making it a top three cable network on all of U.S. television for total viewers and A25-54, and second only to CNN among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox canceled Lucifer, but that doesn’t mean the drama is completely over (but, almost). Two “bonus” episodes filmed earlier this spring and intended for a fourth season will air back-to-back Monday, May 28 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A team of 12 local Telemundo Station Group journalists from LA, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, McAllen and its news bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Miami will be heading to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. It’s the largest group of Telemundo station journalists to ever report from an international, live sporting event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lena Waithe, the first woman of color to win an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series” for her work on Master of None, will take home the “Trailblazer” Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, show airs Monday, June 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN Deportes landed broadcast rights for Super Bowl LIII, the second time the Spanish-language net scored the big game. The first time was in 2016; last year Fox Deportes had Spanish-language rights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As it prepares to expand to seven nights of original programming this fall, Bravo ordered eight new projects for development. Shows include (working titles all): docu-series Raising the Bar: Hong King, Beverly Hills Driving School, Pampered Campers, and Real Housewives of the 1960s; docu-comedy Gold with Envy; prank show Your Shitty Family; social experiment Will You Marry Us?; and doccu-series Flying High.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The New York Times, Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and 3dot Productions are teaming for a scripted anthology series. Overlooked tells the stories of women who left an indelible mark on history, but did not receive an obit in the Times – something the paper has turned into a regular feature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Atrium TV launched four drama projects: Silo, produced by Michael Douglas and set in a future San Francisco (ha!); six-part mini-series Dry Run: The Lincoln In Spain; eight-part Dr. Zhivago; and historical series The Last Amazon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet ordered season ten of Pit Bulls & Parolees, from 44 Blue Productions and Rive Gauche Productions. Last season the show was up +9% among A25-54 versus the previous go-round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer) will adapt New York Times best-selling biography Jackie, Janet & Lee, with author J. Randy Taraborrelli along with Keri Selig (After Camelot). Taraborrelli and Selig will produce with Tomorrow Studios’ Adelstein and Becky Clements. The book centers on sisters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill and their ferociously ambitious mother, Janet Auchincloss.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sundance Now is celebrating Pride Month with the premiere of five original LGBTQ-themed documentaries. Take 5: Beyond the Parades, curated as part of the streaming service’s Take 5 franchise, debuts June 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered two more stand-up comedy specials from Indian comedian Vir Das. Das’ Abroad Understanding debuted in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform is celebrating tonight’s series finale of Malcolm in the Middle with a mini-marathon of the casts’ favorite episodes from 1p-6p. One-hour finale airs at 8:30p on sister net ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kidscreen Summit 2019 has been scheduled for February 11-14 at the InterContinental Miami in downtown Miami. Registration for the event opens in early July.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ten years after the mysterious death of three-year-old Caylee Anthony, her grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony, talk to Elizabeth Vargas in A&E special, Casey Anthony’s Parents Speak. Two-hour special airs Monday, May 28 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Adams, Kane Brown and Julia Michaels have been added as special performers on the season finale of NBC’s The Voice, airing tonight at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laurence Fox (Lewis) and Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) have joined the season three cast of ITV drama Victoria….Kim Raver returned for a season 14 arc in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, and she’ll stick around as a season regular for season 15. Raver was first on the show in seasons 6-8….Ginger  Gonzaga (I’m Dying Up Here) will recur opposite Jim Carrey in Showtime’s upcoming Kidding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s multi-platform coverage of the royal wedding delivered 111 million total engagements across TV, digital and social platforms. E!’s linear coverage for the event garnered 5.1 million total unique viewers (P2+).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Its first time on NBC, Sunday’s broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards hit a new low of 2.4 among A18-49 and dipped 9% in total viewers, to 7 million, versus 2017, but was the top-rated program in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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