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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/27/18)
ANIMAL PLANET: Insane Pools: Off The Deep End Supersized (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Big Brother (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Brother vs. Brother (Finale) at 9pm
SUNDANCE: The Split (Finale) at 11pm
SYFY: The Expanse (Finale) at 9:45pm
VICELAND: My House (Finale) at 10:30pm

Charter Communications stepped up its original programming giving a 13-episode straight-to-series order to former CBS drama pilot L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. The Sony Pictures TV production, executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is set to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Charter’s Spectrum as the platform’s first major original series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jay Martel, former EP of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, is heading back to the network as showrunner of Alternatino with Arturo Castro. The sketch show is based on Castro’s experience as a Latino millennial in the U.S.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! tapped seven-time Emmy Award winner Louis J. Horvitz to direct the network’s first ever telecast of the People’s Choice Awards, airing Sunday, November 11 at 9p. The ceremony will air globally across E!’s 17 international channels reaching 153 countries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Good news for artists seeking Grammys. The recording academy upped the number of nominations, from five to eight, in several categories including record, song, album of the year and best new artist, effective immediately. The move comes in time for the 61st Grammy Awards set for 2019 in Los Angeles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC released the cast of Bachelor in Paradise, premiering Tuesday August 7 at 8p. Season five of the Mexican oasis love fest includes castoffs from The Bachelor’s Nick and Arie and The Bachelorette’s Becca and Rachel seasons, as well as Kevin Wendt (The Bachelor Winter Games, The Bachelorette Canada). Meanwhile, alum Wells Adams and Yuki Kimura (The Bachelor Winter Games, Bachelor Japan) will serve as bartenders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced the ensemble cast of new original drama David Makes Man, including Phylicia Rashad. The project marks the television debut of Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), who wrote the coming-of-age drama and will serve as an EP with Mike Kelly and Melissa Loy (Revenge), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), and Oprah Winfrey. Dee-Harris Lawrence (Shots Fired, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.) was named showrunner of the project, which begins production this summer for a 2019 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will Smith and director Marc Forster joined forces to acquire Telepool GmbH. The German licensing and distribution company is a major European player in theatrical and multi-platform distribution. Telepool is slated to become a development, financing and distribution partner for projects involving Smith and Forster.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yvette Lee Bowser, EP and showrunner of Dear White People, signed an overall deal with Lionsgate Television to produce and develop new projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country Roots debuts Tuesday, July 3 at 9p on Outdoor Channel. Series captures the passion and obsession that lives in the beating heart of the Mossy Oak’s brand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Power, corruption and the circumstances surrounding the controversial death of Victor White III are explored in Investigation Discovery’s Sugar Town. Bows Monday, August 6 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary Girl Got Game premieres Wednesday, July 18 at 8p on The CW. Follows CLG Red, one of the few all-women teams in the world of esports and the first to land a major sponsor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comet TV features a 16-hour marathon of the original and newer Outer Limits series on Wednesday, July 4. Programming begins at 10a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Time’s Up released a PSA aimed to give people a better understanding of workplace rules of engagement. The animated PSA, directed by Rashida Jones and narrated by Donald Glover, illustrates the effects of the power dynamics that exist at work.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeremy Irons was tapped to lead Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen pilot at HBOBeau Bridges and Philip Baker Hall will recur in upcoming Netflix drama Messiah…  Jazmyn Simon (Ballers) nabbed a series regular role in Netflix’s straight-to-series sci-fi family drama Raising DionSibongile Mlambo was upped to series regular in season two of Netflix drama Lost in SpaceCallie Thorne (Rescue Me) will co-star opposite Denis Leary in USA Network’s crime thriller pilot Erase.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBA superstar Stephen Curry debuted the first episode of his new five-part series, 5 Minutes from Home on YouTube on Tuesday. Co-developed, directed and produced by Portal A with Unanimous Media, the show follows Curry and guests as they grab a late-night bite after a home game.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Justin Simien, creator of Netflix comedy Dear White People, is heading to the podcast universe with Don’t @ Me. Each episode will feature conversations with actors, artists and creators who are shaping our culture.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Most of the top syndicated shows headed south in the session ending June 17, after preemptions by coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the U.S. Open Gold Championship. Still, Dr. Phil (2.7 Live+SD national Nielsen Rating, down 10% from the week before) grew 4% from last year and outperformed the talk shows for the 93rd week in row, despite being in reruns. The race for second place ended in a tie between Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.0, down 5%), which was moved by World Cup coverage into many post-midnight time slots and Ellen DeGeneres (2.0, up 5%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Some newcomers finding rough going were Daily Mail TV (0.9, down 10%) and Page Six TV (0.6, down 14 %).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judge Judy (6.6, down 6%) was the number one show in syndication for a 17th straight week. It attracted a daily average of 9.2 million viewers and easily topped the overall chart despite being in reruns for part of the session.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The BET Awards were the #1 cable awards show for the fourth consecutive year, drawing 4.3 MM Total Viewers across eight Viacom networks, with 2.869 MM Total Viewers tuning in on BET alone. The show also scored 1.78 US national rating P18-49, with a 1.22 US national rating P18-49 on BET.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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