FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ TONY AWARDS WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 6/11/18)
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing New York (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Premiere) at 8pm
OXYGEN: The Price of Duty (Premiere) at 8pm
MTV: Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant (Finale) at 10pm

Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer has just weeks to live after a recurrence of cancer. Outnumbered host Sandra Smith read a heartbreaking letter from Krauthammer, 68, who had been absent from FNC’s Special Report for almost a year as he battled the disease, on air. “I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months,” wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning analyst. “I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me…..This is the final verdict. The fight is over…..I am sad to leave, but Ieave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Said Fox News executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, “Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News. His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS issued a response to one of the moments in last night’s Tony Awards show. While the event didn’t hold a lot of surprises when it came to winners – critical favorite The Band’s Visit took home 12 awards – Robert  De Niro came out to introduce Bruce Springsteen and said, “I’m just going to say one thing. F*** Trump.” As many in the audience rose to their feet and applauded, De Niro repeated the insult. “Mr. De Niro’s comments were unscripted and unexpected,” said the network. “The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

If the crowd was left to gasp at De Niro’s comment, the surprise performance by students from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed by a gunman, drew tears. Glee‘s Matthew Morrison introduced the students, who performed “Seasons of Love,” from Rent. Drama teacher Herzfeld accepted the excellence in theater education prize.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gail Berman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CEO of The Jackal Group) and Lucy Fisher (The Great Gatsby, co-head, Red Wagon Entertainment) have been elected co-presidents of the Producers Guild of America, the first time two women have held the guild roles. They follow Gary Luccesi and Lori McCreary, who have served since 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS canceled People of Earth after two seasons, despite a renewal for the Conaco and Warner Horizon Television extraterrestrial comedy last fall. Series creator David Jenkins broke the news on Twitter, adding that season three had already been written.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SAG-AFTRA reached a tentative agreement with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC on a new contract that includes, among other things, wage increases for performers and protection against harassment. “This deal delivers overall gains in important areas, including meaningful increases in wages and residuals rates that will put real money in members’ pockets,” said AFTRA president Gabriell Carteris. “Additionally, the agreement now reflects important new language limiting auditions or meetings in private hotel rooms and residences, which represents a partial realization of our work toward industry culture change.” If approved by membership, the deal would run from July 1 through June 30, 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It wasn’t just California tax credits that convinced producers of Showtime’s The Affair to move production from New York to California for season four – the season’s theme of moving on had something to do with it. “We had been up and down the East Coast for three years, and the characters have been on top of each other for three years,” said series co-creator Sarah Treem at the Austin ATX Television Festival. “We felt like people move specifically when the situation has become impossible to navigate, and you need a change.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also at the ATX Festival, David Simon (The Deuce) explained his plan of action following his ban from Twitter for saying a Donald Trump follower should “die of boils” (among other things). During the “Politically Minded” panel, Simon said he’d get back on the social networking service with a message for CEO Jack Dorsey: “Telling someone they can drop dead is not harassment. I have no control over mortality of other human beings… So I’m just going to say really, for your policies, you should drop dead.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Before Anthony Bourdain was found in his hotel room in France dead of suicide on June 8, the CNN host, chef and author hadn’t shown up for dinner the night before or breakfast that morning with good friend and chef Eric Ripert, reported the New York Times on Saturday. “This leads us to suspect that not much preparation and premeditation went into the act, and leads us more in the direction of an impulsive act,” said the local prosecutor in charge of the investigation. CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death at age 61 on Friday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pryiyanka Chopra apologized for an episode of Quantico, in its third and final season on ABC, which focused on a terror plot that involved an Indian nationalist out to bomb Pakistan. “I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change,” said the actress. Online attacks on the series star after the show aired in India also prompted a statement from ABC Studios, which said, “The episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who didn’t create the show, nor does she write or direct it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Margaret Atwood may be involved in the writing of Hulu’s hit TV adaptation of her book, The Handmaid’s Tale, but that doesn’t mean she’s overly attached to her original version of the story. “We’re more reluctant to make changes in the world than she is, because she likes exploring different versions of it,” said exec producer/creator Bruce Miller at the PGA’s Produced By Conference. One detail not cut, though it was considered during the series’ development, were the Handmaids’ bonnets. “Imagine if we stuck to that, not wearing bonnets,” said VP Hulu original content Beatrice Springhorn. “We would have been idiots!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK’s Sky Living is rebranding as Sky Witness, signaling its identity as a source for drama rather than lifestyle content. The majority of the primetime schedule already consists of procedurals like The Good Doctor and Criminal Minds; new acquisitions include For the People and Instinct. Rebrand is official on August 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX ordered a third season of Donald Glover comedy Atlanta, to debut in 2019. “Atlanta is phenomenal, achieving and exceeding what few television series have done,” said Nick Grad, a president of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions. The series’ season two premiere had the best ratings of any recent basic cable comedy,while season one nabbed two Emmys, along with a slew of other honors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game’s not over. HBO gave a pilot order to a prequel series for Game of Thrones, set thousands of years before the original. The project – one of five spinoff possibilities – comes from writer Jane Goldman and George R. R. Martin. Goldman will also serve as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Magical Elves, which produced the first five seasons of Project Runway, will return for Bravo’s 2019 reboot. The show ran on Bravo from 2004-2008, before moving to Lifetime, where Bunim-Murray produced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Time Travelin’ Jerk is in development at FX. The animated comedy is co-written and exec produced by Billy Eichner, who will also voice a character. Series, described as “Back to the Future meets Groundhog Day,” was created by Billy on the Street’s Doug Brady.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A swinger comedy from Alanna Thompson and Dynamic Television (Van Helsing) made it to the development stage at Showtime. Project focuses on a monogamous couple, an open couple and two swingers who meet and fall in love at a swingers party.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s new Broken Trust tells stories of trust betrayed with deadly consequences starting Wednesday, June 13 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Series premiere of Carnival Kings, featuring artist and Michelin chef Richie Farina in carnival cook-offs, airs Thursday, July 12 at 9p on Cooking Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It was revealed at ATX Television Festival that Allison Tolman (Fargo) will recur on Hulu’s Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. First three episodes arrive July 25….Also announced at ATX TV: Travis Tope (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Melvin Gregg (Freakish) will be starring in season two of Netflix’s American Vandal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

72ND ANNUAL TONY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/942919/tony-awards-2018-full-list-of-winners

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Ocean’s 8 – $41.5 million
Solo: A Star Wars Story – $15.2 million
Deadpool 2 – $13.7 million
Hereditary – $13 million
Avengers: Infinity War – $6.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

 

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