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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/14/18)
BRAVO: Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Alone (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Primal Instinct (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Marlon (Premiere) at 9pm
TELEMUNDO: Viva El Mundial y Mas (Premiere) at 7pm

A day after a federal judge ruled that AT&T could buy Time Warner, Comcast jumped in with a $65 billion, all-cash bid for most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, including FX and National Geographic cable networks. Comcast was in discussions to buy Fox last year, but with uncertainty about regulatory approval, Disney’s $52.4 billion offer won when Comcast bowed out. The AT&T ruling changes the landscape; in a letter to Fox outlining the proposal, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said Comcast is “highly confident” its offer will obtain necessary approvals, and is at least as likely as Disney to clear regulatory hurdles. Under its deal with Disney, Fox has to share any higher bid with Disney and give it at least five business days to counter.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

AT&T said it was “pleased” with the landmark antitrust ruling that paves the way for its $85 billion merger with Time Warner, while Time Warner took a more defiant stance, saying, “The Court’s resounding rejection of the government’s arguments is confirmation that this was a case that was baseless, political in its motivation and should never have been brought in the first place.” The WGA West was among those opposed to the ruling, calling the decision “a blow to consumers, content creators and competition.” The American Cable Association also called foul, saying the court’s decision “runs counter to numerous findings…that vertical combinations between video programmers and distributors require robust conditions to constrain the inventive and ability of the combined firm to raise prices to rivals and reduce choice.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 greenlit season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as aftershow RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked. RuPaul’s Drag Race is currently the most watched season in franchise history across both Drag Race and All Stars, averaging 794,000 P18-49 Live+7 viewers and 1.2 million Live+7 total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beano Studios and UK’s Lime Pictures are developing a live-action comedy drama featuring classic comic book character Minnie the Minx. The Magnificent Adventures of Minnie will target kids 8-12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patrick Walsh (Living Biblically) is stepping in to replace Kevin Abbott as exec producer and showrunner on upcoming Fox comedy The Cool Kids. Abbott is moving over to the net’s Last Man Standing revival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV gave a season two order to reality show Real Money, starring rocker Eddie Money and his family. Sophomore run is slated to air in early 201; production starts this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An untitled docu-series following the frustrations and successes of rising comedians will stream on Amazon Prime. Six-parter comes from Amazon Studios and Just for Laughs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central greenlit Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle for round three. “They say the line between love and hate is very thin. Roast Battle makes it nearly transparent,” said Kent Alterman, president, Comedy Central. Mexico will get its first, localized version of Roast Battle, while Comedy Central UK and Comedy Central South Africa ordered second seasons of the format.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthony Ray, aka rap artist Sir Mix-A-Lot, will show off his home renovation skills in DIY’s Sir Mix-A-Lot’s House Remix, premiering Saturday, June 30 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the July offerings on Acorn TV is Proof, featuring an 11-year-old Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), starting Monday, July 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oh, baby – TLC’s Outdaughtered is back for a season three in a two-hour premiere on Tuesday, July 10 at 8p, followed by the season three bow of Rattled at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kingdoms of the Sky premieres on PBS Wednesday, July 11 at 9p (check local listings). Three-parter made in conjunction with the BBC’s Natural History Unit explores animals and people in the Rockies, the Himalayas and the Andes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IFC’s Stan Against Evil is back for season three on Wednesday, October 31 at 10p. Horror comedy is in production in Atlanta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Urban Movie Channel soap-within-a-soap The Rich and the Ruthless starts streaming today. Prepare for a surprise villain, sibling rivalry and a counterfeit art dealer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season five of History survivor series Alone premieres tonight, with competitors documenting harsh conditions in Mongolia, and no cameras allowed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paul McCartney will sing a medley of hits as well as “brand new material” on Carpool Karaoke, when the former Beatle joins James Corden on a UK broadcast of CBS’s The Late Late Show next week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Founding member of the The Police Stewart Copeland hosts his own television event for HDnet Movies, “Classic Rock Week with Stewart Copeland,” July 16-22 at 8p. For seven nights, the legendary drummer will help tell the stories of 19 of rock’s most influential artists with a line-up of rock docs. First up: Everyone Stares, The Police Inside Out.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game Show Network goes behind the curtain at America’s longest-running game show in Cover Story: Access Pass: The Price Is Right, premiering Sunday, June 17 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Body-swap movie Freaky Friday will be retold for a new generation, this time with music, premiering Friday, August 10 at 8p on Disney Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former One Tree Hill castmates Danneel Ackles, Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley and Antwon Tanner have reunited for Lifetime movie The Christmas Contract. Lifetime acquired the film to add to its “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” holiday offering.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This Is A.I., a special exploring advances in artificial intelligence and its power to transform disciplines and industries, debuts Thursday, June 21 at 9p on Discovery and Friday, June 22 at 9p on Science Channel.
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Joining the cast of Apple’s Are You Sleeping are Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Tracie Thomas (UnReal), Haneefah Wood (Baskets) and Ron Cephas Jones, who will continue to recur on NBC’s This Is Us….Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids) landed a lead role in CBS All Access thriller Tell Me a Story….Barret Swatek (Awkward) is set to recur on Paramount’s Yellowstone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twitter is rolling out updates focused making it easier for users to follow news they’ve demonstrated interest in, including a redesigned explore tab, and curated news on top of people’s timelines. New events pages will aggregate live videos and tweets to help follow and catch up on unfolding events, and the list of trending topics will be replaced with a personalized section connecting users to tweets and videos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season one of Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith and family, has been extended by thirteen episodes, which will launch in the fall. “There is so much more to explore together and so many people to bring to the table to do it with us,” said Pinkett Smith. “We have learned so much along the way. With that being said, I believe, this next 13 … is going to be fire!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The two-hour finale of Univision’s Papa a Toda Madre averaged 1.8 million Total Viewers 2+, 746,000 A18-49, and 316,000 A18-34, ranking Univision as the No. 3 broadcast network with A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Sunday, June 10, Discovery, Inc. boasted the top four cable networks for the night among W25-54 and eight of the top 20 telecasts in all of TV for the night (cable and broadcast combined) among W25-54. The 4 highest-rated cable networks among W25-54 were TLC #1, HGTV #2, ID #3 and Discovery Channel #4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC docu-series The Last Defense opened to a modest 2.7 million total viewers and .5/2 among A18-49,  but still the net’s top summertime audience in the slot since August 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Travesties is closing on Sunday June 17, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/travesties/

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