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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/12/18)
ABC: The Last Defense (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: The Bold Type (Premiere) at 8pm
Z LIVING: Spencer’s Big 30 (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: In Contempt (Finale) at 10pm
FX: Legion (Finale) at 10pm

Comcast is in the “advanced stages” of pulling together an offer for film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, said CEO Brian L. Roberts during the company’s shareholders meeting. “We set the bar high. We have been and will remain disciplined,” he told investors. Comcast’s cash bid for the film and TV studios, as well as the FX and National Geographic networks, is expected to handily top Disney’s $52.4 billion all-stock offer. Though with the ruling about the AT&T/Time Warner merger expected today, the appetite for trying to pull off a major media deal could change….
(Source: Cynopsis)

It took just a week for HBO to renew Succession for a season two. Drama tells the story of an aging media mogul and his children.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Azteca America has joined the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America to launch a public service campaign. The No Esperes movement emphasizes the importance of early detection and its message, “Today I have a chance to beat cancer. Tomorrow I may not,” is intended to motivate Hispanics to get regular cancer checkups and screenings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Guinness World Records recognized TLC’s Little People, Big World for “The Most Episodes of a Family-Focused Reality Television Show.” 298 episodes will have aired as of June 27, 2017; the series has now topped 307 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon ordered a pilot for Modern Love, a comedy anthology series based on the New York Times column, from John Carney (Sing Street), Storied Media Group and the NYTimes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The formation of Curiosity Ink Media, an emerging family-friendly showcase offering original animation, live-action programming, reboots of iconic characters and shows and VR content, was announced yesterday. Russell Hicks, former Nickelodeon president of production and development, will serve as president & chief creative officer, while Struck agency creative executive Brent Watts will assume the role of chief design & strategy officer. Publishing and live theatrical entertainment is slated to start rolling out across multiple platforms beginning in early 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kandi Koated Nights, a new half-hour talk show hosted by Real Housewife of Atanta Kandi Burress, premieres Sunday, July 1 at 9p on Bravo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on Bravo: Season twelve of The Real Housewives of Orange County debuts Monday, July 16 at 9p, with “two feisty new housewives” set to stir things up on the series that started the franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

From triggering avalanches to traveling the Mohave Desert, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper and MMA fighter Tim Kennedy tackles some of the toughest jobs in the workforce in Hard to Kill, premiering Friday, July 31 on Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The eight-episode back half of season four of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead launches Sunday, August 12 at 9p. Look for new adversaries – of the human, walker and nature variety – this time around.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cool Pools makes its network debut on Discovery Family on Sunday, July 1 at 7p, followed by Yard Crashers at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX cocaine drama Snowfall returns for season two Thursday, July 19 at 10p, showing the perils of drug dealing success circa 1984.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of Food Network’s Ridiculous Cakes launches with back-to-back episodes Monday, July 9 at 10p (spoiler alert: There’s a “Shark Week” confection).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reality star Maci Bookout (Teen Mom) takes Discovery’s Naked and Afraid super fan challenge Sunday, June 24 at 9p – 14 days with scarce food and water, and no shelter or clothing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fly fishing film Finding Joe Brooks airs Father’s day weekend on Sportsman Channel (Friday, June 15 at 8p), World Fishing Network (Friday at 10p) and Outdoor Channel (Saturday, June 16 at 7:30p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

TeleXitos multicast network scared up a Prehistoric Fridays movie showcase this month. Next up: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (June 15), and Jurassic Park III (June 22).  The event leads up to the premiere of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in theaters on June 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel is extending its Anthony Bourdain: No Reservation encores – started after the trailblazing traveler’s death on June 8 at age 61 – to Tuesday nights, through July 3 at 10p and 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Animation has launched a Looney Tunes content initiative, Looney Tunes Cartoons, a series of new short form cartoons starring iconic Looney Tunes characters. Each cartoon will run from one to six minutes and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be “written” and drawn by the cartoonists, allowing their own personality and style to come through.
(Source: Cynopsis)

French Fries, the first short film in the Shatterbox Anthology, a series from Refinery29 and TNT dedicated to spotlighting the voices of female filmmakers, will air on TNT Sunday, June 17 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) landed the female lead in CBS comedy The Neighborhood. It’s a recast – Dreama Walker played the role in the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining the cast of The Fosters spin-off, Good Trouble: Tommy Martinez (Riverdale), newcomer Zuri Adele, and Sherry Cola (I Love Dick).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Only 10% of US HHs watched all four games of the NBA finals on average, with just 9.1 % watching the deciding Game 4, according to data from Samba TV. HH viewership in Cleveland was 154% above the U.S. average and San Francisco 136% above that average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s Tony Awards broadcast Sunday delivered 6.32 million viewers, up 4% from last year, with 1.32 million A25-54 (up +8%) and 1.0 million A18-49 (up +11%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Neal E. Boyd, winner of season 3 of America’s Got Talent in 2008, died on June 10. He was 42. The opera singer was felled by heart and kidney failure and liver disease related to his weight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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