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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/5/18)
AMC: Humans (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Murder Comes To Town (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The Wonderland Murders (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Face Off (Premiere) at 9pm
TV LAND: Younger (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Sell It Like Serhant (Finale) at 10pm

On the heels of its Olympics success, Discovery Inc. is turning to sports again, teaming with the PGA for an international golf service. The $2 billion deal will run from 2019-2030 and include global TV and multi-platform live rights outside the U.S., a PGA-branded OTT streaming service and nearly 150 tournaments a year. “This will be a massive business,” said David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery, during a conference call on Monday. “There’s no reason we shouldn’t have 10, 20, 30, 40 million people around the world over the next couple of years who love golf.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new version of the Mac desktop operating system, Mojave, due in the fall, will require apps to get permission before accessing personal data or messages. “We believe your data should stay private,” said Apple SVP Craig Federighi at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Data companies will also find it harder to track computers through fingerprinting – Safari will show only stripped down information when users browse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It could have been Showtime that had a problem on its hands – the role of Tutu on feminist dramedy SMILF almost went to Roseanne Barr, shared creator and star Frankie Shaw at ABC Studios’ “For Your Consideration” event. Shaw said Barr had agreed to take the role, but an injury from a fall forced her to withdraw. Rosie O’Donnell landed the role of the mentally ill character instead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Black-ish executive producer Kenya Barris and former writing partner Bryan Barber reached a settlement in Barber’s breach of contract and fraud complaint. Barber filed a claim in 2016 accusing Barris of using a script they had written together over a decade ago to develop the show that landed on ABC in 2014. “This entire case is settled,” said documents filed in LA Superior Court.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC and the Alliance of Women Directors are teaming to form the NBC/AWD Directors’ “Craft Enrichment Series,” a set of master classes for emerging female episodic directors. Among the participants will be AWD members and finalists of NBC talent pipeline program Female Forward.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a scripted anthology series from Dolly Parton based on her songs, from the singer’s Dixie Pixie Productions and Magnolia Hill Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. (If that rings a bell, NBC ran two TV movies, Coat of Many Colors and Jolene, based on Parton songs.) “We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations,” said Parton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OUTtv is developing a new drama series based on the transgender Detective Sanchez novels with No Equal Entertainment. Series is created by James Motluk and J.B. Sugar, who will serve as executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC grabbed culinary competition Family Food Fight, based on the Australian format, from Endemol Shine Group. Ayesha Curry (Ayesha’s Homemade) will host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Millennial news net Newsy is expanding its slate of original programming with weekday morning show The Day Ahead, produced live from Newsy’s Chicago newsroom. But don’t look for talking heads. “We know younger audiences are looking for alternatives to what they see on cable news today,” said VP of news and programming Christina Hartman. “They’re looking for substantive information from people who are close to the story as well as close to their audiences. The Day Ahead is real: just-the-facts headlines and thoughtful conversations with real people impacted by the news and policy.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures returns Saturday, June 16 at 9p. Season kicks off with a look at a haunted hotel in Mokelumne Hill, CA, with a violent history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s Greenleaf is back for season three with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29 at 10p. Guest stars this go-round of the megachurch drama will include Beau Bridges (Homeland), Iyanla Vanzant (Iylana: Fix My Life) and Patti LaBelle (American Horror Story).
(Source: Cynopsis)

PeopleTV unscripted series Search History debuts today. Stand-up comedian Michelle Collins hosts the show, which reveals the “hidden gems” people have on their phones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reclaiming History: A Movement for Equality airs Sunday, July 1 (check local listings). The CBS Interfaith special looks at the role of faith in the lives of African-American women, and the way it invigorates the fight for justice in black communities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former Fox News host and female empowerment advocate Gretchen Carlson, who recently inked a deal with A+E Networks to create and host a series of documentary specials, is expanding her relationship with the company with Lifetime’s “Justice for Women with Gretchen Carlson” Monday night programming block. Starting June 18, Carlson will host the two-hour block with wraps between shows, as well as narrate Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mr. Connolly Has ALS, focused on an educator’s final year as a school principal, debuts on World Channel’s Local, USA on Monday, June 11 at 9p (check local listings and have a Kleenex handy).
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s The Studio, a pop-up “celebrating the deepening understanding of all things LGBTQ+,” will offer inclusive and interactive programming from July 2 through August 19 in Provincetown, MA. Events will include discussions with independent gay media outlets, drag queen-hosted trivia happy hours, a rotating gallery of artwork, a DIY costume and makeup bar, screenings, and a Big Gay Ice Cream social.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV5Monde USA will be a crime hub this summer, with a lineup of series and films like Les crimes silencieux, with debuts June 8 at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jewel will guest on reality series Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition on Friday, June 8. The singer-songwriter dresses as a sassy brunette as she scouts for musicians for her holiday tour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the news at Apple’s aforementioned WWDC 2018 in San Jose yesterday: Siri will get more helpful, able to make suggestions based on things users do habitually (like that Starbucks order), and a feature called Shortcuts works with third-party apps to assist with things like locating lost car keys with Tile….Features like Instant Tuning and Do Not Disturb are aimed at curbing phone addiction, and App Limits lets users set time limits for certain apps….Memoji is a customizable character made to look like users – with tongue detection….Apple’s video chat platform can now support groups of up to 32 people, who can use camera effects to liven the discussion by decorating their face with stickers and such.
(Source: Cynopsis)

App makers may have their gripes, but at the Apple event CEO Tim Cook noted that his company is where the money is, with developers having raked in $100 billion and counting. With 500 million weekly visitors to the App Store weekly, Cook said, “The app store is clearly the best place for you to be rewarded for your hard work and creativity.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twitter is undergoing a reorg that restructures global content partnerships into regions, and has Todd Swindler, hired as global head of live business a year ago, departing. Laura Froelich, head of sports partnerships, will become head of U.S. partnerships, and David Grossman, former global head of entertainment, will head U.S. entertainment. Former head of global news Peter Greenberger is leaving the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following a report in the NYTimes that Facebook formed data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers over the last 10 years, including Apple, Microsoft and Samsung, that allowed the companies to access to the data of users’ friends, Facebook defended its use of “device integrated APIs.” Wrote Ime Archibong, VP, product partnerships, “Given that these APIs enabled other companies to recreate the Facebook experience, we controlled them tightly from the get-go.” Archibong also said Facebook had partners sign agreements preventing them from exploiting user data.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adrian Holmes (Arrow) and Jackie Lai (The Flash) have been added to the cast of Netflix’s upcoming vampire drama, V-Wars…. Dean Winters (John Wick), Devery Jacobs (Cardinal) and Kahyun Kim (Shameless) have been cast in the sophomore season of Starz drama American Gods, returning in 2019. Kim replaces Gillian Anderson as Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game 2 of the NBA Finals delivered an average 18.5 million viewers for ABC in primetime, up 7% from the audience for Game 1 and down just 6% from Game 2 last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity had its best May ever while notching 18 consecutive months of year-over-year Primetime delivery growth for P25-54, P/M18+ and P2+. Velocity, which will rebrand to Motor Trend Network this Fall, also gained ratings increases during Primetime including: +16% in M25-54; +15% in M18-49; +9% in M18+; +7% in P25-54; +10% in P18-49; and +8% in HH.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cyma Zarghami is stepping down as President of Nickelodeon Group after more than thirty years with the company. Sarah Levy, Chief Operations Officer of Viacom Media Networks, will lead the brand while Viacom conducts a search for a successor. “Over the course of her career, Cyma has played an integral role in growing Nickelodeon into the dominant force in kids’ entertainment,” said Bob Bakish, President and CEO of Viacom. “Looking to the future, we are excited to build on this strong foundation as we continue to evolve the business and connect with young audiences in new and innovative ways.” Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO of Viacom sib BET, left her position May 28 after 30 years at the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Robert Mandan died April 29 after a long illness. He was 86. Mandan, who appeared on stage and in films as well as numerous TV series, was best known for playing Chester Tate on Soap.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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