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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/21/18)
ABC: The Gong Show (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Match Game (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Take Two (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY: Detroiters (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Love Yurts (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Queen of the South (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Shooter (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING: Carnival Eats (Finale) at 8pm
INSP: The Cowboy Way (Finale) at 8pm
MTV: Ex On The Beach (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Impossible Engineering (Finale) at 10pm

Katie Couric and Queen Latifah during a keynote session at the Cannes Lions festival in France, announced new projects backed by Procter & Gamble and aimed at bolstering the number of female directors and storytellers. Via her production company Katie Couric Media, Couric is working on a series called Getting There, which profiles highly successful women, for The Skimm. Among those featured are Issa Rae (Insecure), Barefoot Contessa’s Ina Garten and Instagram’s Eva Chen. Meanwhile, Queen Latifah is launching The Queen Collective, which aims to add more female directors across TV, film and commercials.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney topped Comcast’s $65 billion all-cash bid for certain 21st Century Fox assets on Wednesday, offering up $71.3 billion in cash and stock. That’s up from Disney’s original offer of $52.4 billion. “We remain convinced that the combination of 21st  Century Fox’s iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney’s will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world,” executive chairman Rupert  Murdoch said in a statement regarding the revised offer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW released its fall schedule, complete with its new Sunday night programming lineup. The network rolls out its first of the season on Tuesday, October 9 with the return of The Flash (at 8p) and Black Lightning (at 9p). The series premiere of All American airs Wednesday, October 10 at 9p, while Legacies debuts on Thursday, October 24 at 9p. Charmed reboot bows on Sunday, October 14 at 9p, following Supergirl’s premiere at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominees were announced for The 2018 ESPYs Presented by Capitol One, airing Wednesday, July 18 at 8p on ESPN. In the Best Male Athlete category, three-time nominee Tom Brady is joined by newcomers Alexander Ovechkin, James Harden and Jose Altuve. Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin received her second nomination for Best Female Athlete and will compete against Olympian Chloe Kim, WNBA’s Sylvia Fowles and Julie Ertz of USA women’s soccer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MGM acquired Big Fish Entertainment, producer of A&E series Live PD, expanding Mark Burnett’s television division. The company will operate as Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, with founder and president Dan Cesareo to remain president, reporting to Barry Poznick, president of unscripted television at MGM. Big Fish will remain based in its current NY HQ.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. scored a legal victory over Spanish firm Gaidels Land, accused of illegally selling the studio’s movies to local broadcasters in the territory using forged documents. In a statement issued by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, the studio announced it had “prevailed” following a trial in the Commercial Court in Madrid. Among the films cited in the case were Cimarron, Cool Hand Luke and Kelly’s Heroes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media presents CNN’s The 2000s: A Look Back at the Dawn of TV’s New Golden Age on Thursday, June 28 at 7p. In addition to a premiere screening of part one of the original series, the event will include an exclusive onstage conversation with Vince Gilligan, creator and EP of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Carolyn Strauss, former president of HBO Entertainment and EP of Game of Thrones; Chuck Lorre, creator and EP of The Big Bang Theory; Tim Matheson (West Wing); and Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW’s The Business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO ordered The Gray Area with Charlamagne Tha God, a series of four hourlong interview specials hosted by the TV and radio personality. The first special is scheduled to debut later this year. Charlamagne Tha God will EP the project along with Karen Kinney.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple is teaming with Sesame Workshop on a new slate of original children’s programming for Worldwide Video. Under the multiseries order, Sesame Workshop will produce live-action and animated series, as well as develop a puppet series for Apple.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC released premiere dates for two summer series. Bachelor in Paradise returns for a fifth season on Tuesday, August 7 at 8p. Meanwhile, new series Castaways, which tests the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances, debuts immediately following at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

High tech takes over Big Brother for its 20th anniversary, as 16 new houseguests face unexpected twists and upgraded power in a house inspired by Silicon Valley. The CBS reality show debuts with a three-hour, two-night premiere event Wednesday, June 27 at 8p and Thursday, June 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Attorneys for infamous criminals tell their stories in Oxygen’s four-part documentary series In Defense of bows Monday, June 25 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods returns Tuesday, July 3 at 9p, as Andrew Zimmern continues his epicurean exploration of food that celebrates cultures and connects communities around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Pacific War in Color premieres Sunday, June 24 at 8p on Smithsonian Channel. Eight-part series traces the epic struggle of the Pacific War using never-before-seen visuals from every corner of the conflict.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Great Food Truck Race takes a culinary road battle through the Wild West this summer, with seven teams competing for the $50,000 grand price. Kicks off Thursday, July 26 at 9p on Food Network. The winning truck will be named in the season final on Thursday, August 30 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen Media debuts Serial Killer with Piers Morgan on Monday, July 16 at 7p. With unprecedented access to maximum security prisons, the series features interviews with the most depraved serial killers for the first time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tyler Perry’s new comedy series The Paynes premieres Friday, July 20 at 9p on OWN. Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne from the House of Payne series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Human trafficking drama La Promesa, starring international star Aislinn Derbez, debuts on EstrellaTV on Monday, June 25 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET Networks brings fans digital and social experiences leading up to, during and post the 2018 BET Awards and BET Experience. BET Digital is complementing the on-air tent pole event with a series of interactive activations, exclusive video and live content leading up to the show. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the BET Awards airs live on Sunday, June 24 at 8p from LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC released premiere dates for two summer series. Bachelor in Paradise returns for a fifth season on Tuesday, August 7 at 8p. Meanwhile, new series Castaways, which tests the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances, debuts immediately following at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

High tech takes over Big Brother for its 20th anniversary, as 16 new houseguests face unexpected twists and upgraded power in a house inspired by Silicon Valley. The CBS reality show debuts with a three-hour, two-night premiere event Wednesday, June 27 at 8p and Thursday, June 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Attorneys for infamous criminals tell their stories in Oxygen’s four-part documentary series In Defense of bows Monday, June 25 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods returns Tuesday, July 3 at 9p, as Andrew Zimmern continues his epicurean exploration of food that celebrates cultures and connects communities around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Pacific War in Color premieres Sunday, June 24 at 8p on Smithsonian Channel. Eight-part series traces the epic struggle of the Pacific War using never-before-seen visuals from every corner of the conflict.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Great Food Truck Race takes a culinary road battle through the Wild West this summer, with seven teams competing for the $50,000 grand price. Kicks off Thursday, July 26 at 9p on Food Network. The winning truck will be named in the season final on Thursday, August 30 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen Media debuts Serial Killer with Piers Morgan on Monday, July 16 at 7p. With unprecedented access to maximum security prisons, the series features interviews with the most depraved serial killers for the first time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tyler Perry’s new comedy series The Paynes premieres Friday, July 20 at 9p on OWN. Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne from the House of Payne series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Human trafficking drama La Promesa, starring international star Aislinn Derbez, debuts on EstrellaTV on Monday, June 25 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

JBFA: Stories from the 2018 James Beard Awards bows Sunday, June 24 at 4p on ABC. Special showcases the most prestigious awards in the American culinary industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET Networks brings fans digital and social experiences leading up to, during and post the 2018 BET Awards and BET Experience. BET Digital is complementing the on-air tent pole event with a series of interactive activations, exclusive video and live content leading up to the show. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the BET Awards airs live on Sunday, June 24 at 8p from LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

International women’s rights organization Equality Now is unveiling a new campaign with Hulu original series The Handmaid’s Tale, calling on people to use the power of their name and the law to achieve equality for women and girls. The campaign centers on a two-minute film, Hope Lives in Every Name, featuring members of the show’s cast and production team sharing testimonies of real women with personal experiences of issues covered in The Handmaid’s Tale, including sexual violence, trafficking and female genital mutilation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jason Ritter (Kevin (Probably) Saves The World) nabbed a key role in Netflix’s straight-to-series sci-fi family drama Raising DionSerinda Swan (Inhumans) landed a starring role in CBC’s upcoming drama CoronerBen Daniels is joining season 3 of Netflix’s The Crown, playing Princess Margaret’s husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones… Molly McCook (The Ranch) and Josh Pence (La La Land) will recur on Good Trouble, Freeform’s The Fosters spinoff… Andrew Caldwell (iZombie), Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) and Anthony Keyyan (Fresh Off The Boat) nabbed series regular roles in Hulu pilot Kansas City.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Head Over Heels featuring music from the 80’s group The Go-Go’s starts previews on Saturday June 23, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/head-over-heels/

Three Tall Women with Laurie Metcalf, Glenda Jackson, and Alison Pill is closing on Sunday June 24, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/three-tall-women-broadway/

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