FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/12/18)
COOKING CHANNEL: Carnival Kings (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Southern Charm (Finale) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: My Lottery Dream Home (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Little Big Shots (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Marlon (Finale) at 9:30pm

Meredith Vieira (Today, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) is back to playing games as host of 25 Words or Less, debuting on select Fox-owned stations on Monday, August 6. Half-hour summer series will broadcast for three weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox sweetened its bid, to $32.5 billion, for the stake in Europe’s Sky that it does not already own. That’s enough to surpass the $30 billion offer Comcast made in April, which beat Fox’s original $23.2 billion December bid; Comcast is expected to make a competing offer. Fox currently holds a 39% stake in Sky.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apollo Global Management is eyeing operator of TV stations Nexstar Media Group. According to reports, the buyout firm has approached Nextstar about acquiring it.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube TV crashed during the middle of the second half of yesterday’s World Cup semifinals between England and Croatia. “Hey everyone – sincere apologies for streaming issues with YouTube TV,” tweeted the service before action resumed. “The timing is horrible but we’re working to be up and running again ASAP!”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mad About You co-creator and star Paul Reiser isn’t holding his breath for a revival of the 1992-1999 comedy, telling the Tampa Bay Times, “It’s kind of stuck in the business end of it….My guess is it won’t happen.” Sony Pictures Television had struck deals with Reiser, co-star Helen Hunt and showrunner Peter Tolan, but, said Reiser, “There’s so many moving parts when you’re working with a studio or broadcaster.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Conservative talk show host Joe Walsh is calling for a boycott of Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming Showtime series, Who Is America?, after being duped into doing an interview for a fake pro-Israel event. The day before, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said she’d been interviewed with Baron Cohen posing as a disabled veteran. “His tactics are disgusting,” said Walsh.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Frankie Shaw inked an overall deal with ABC Signature Studios that will have her continue as EP on SMILF, as well as develop new projects for all platforms, with a focus on cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Creepy (in a good way) stuff coming up on ID this summer. Debuts of new series include Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep on Tuesday, July 31 at 10p; Someone You Thought You Knew on Thursday, August 2 at 10p; and The Devil Speaks on Tuesday, August 21 at 10p. Two-hour special The Last Defense, following its premiere on ABC, airs Sunday, August 26 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Cash Cab makes its season debut Friday, July 27 at 7p with a splash, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the net’s Shark Week. Episode features videos from renowned divers and photographers of the deep.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party is back for season two with back-to-back episodes on VH1 on Wednesday, August 1 at 9p and 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 22 of Comedy Central’s South Park debuts Wednesday, September 26 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman return for a new season of Kids Baking Championship, debuting on Food Network Monday, August 6 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Master craftsman Tim McClellan transforms old homes in Arizona “boomtowns” in Boomtown Builder, arriving Wednesday, August 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube is set to introduce a creator tool next week to over 100,000 subscribers. Copyright Match will verify a video after a user uploads it as the first iteration of the video, and scan other videos to see if any are the same or very similar. Creators have the option of doing nothing, contacting the creator or asking YouTube to remove the video. “We know how frustrating it is when your content is uploaded to other channels without your permission and how time consuming it can be to manually search for these re-uploads,” said Fabio Magagna, product manager at YouTube. “We currently provide a number of ways for copyright owners to protect their work, but we’ve heard from creators that we should do more and we agree.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One and the National Urban League discussed the conditions facing black America on Tuesday at a Town Hall held in D.C. Moderated by Host and Senior Analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Roland Martin, the 2-hour special will premiere on TV One Sunday, July 29 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

When Disney Junior launches its animated take on Fancy Nancy tomorrow (July 13), the title character from the books by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser will be voiced by an actor with some experience bringing iconic characters to life. 12-year-old Mia Sinclair Jenness, whose Broadway credits include playing young Cosette in Les Mis when she was just 6 years old, has had guest stints on Orange Is the New Black and Blue Bloods and is jazzed about portraying her favorite children’s character. “Nancy is so outgoing and isn’t afraid to be herself and make mistakes. She uses her ingenuity and resourcefulness to exemplify that even if life doesn’t always go as planned, it’s important to make the most of each day,” she says. “That’s what I want little kids to know–we’re all human.” The series was recently renewed for a second season ahead of its premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD’s two-week SharkFest stunt starts Sunday, July 15 at 8p with When Sharks Attack: Mayhem in Mexico, followed by Shark vs. Tuna at 9p and The Whale that Ate Jaws: New Evidence (wt) at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two events have been added to the New York Television Festival. “Long Day’s Journey Into Late Night: An Inside Look at The Rundown with Robin Thede” takes place Thursday, July 19 at 3p; at 7p comes “NYTVF + HBO Present: Random Acts of Flyness.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dennis Rodman and Martha Stewart are joining the roster of stars roasting Bruce Willis for a show airing on Comedy Central Sunday, July 29 at 10p. They join Edward Norton, Cybill Shepherd and roast master Joseph Gordon-Levitt, among others.
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Diane Lane (Unfaithful) will star in drama pilot Y: The Last Man for FX….Chris McNally (Supernatural) and Kevin McGarry (Heartland) landed roles in season six of Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart….Zabryna Guevera (Gotham) and Dorian Missick (Animal Kingdom) have been added to the cast of CBS All Access’ upcoming psychological thriller Tell Me a Story.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW’s Riverdale is the official hotel keycard of the 2018 Comic-Con convention, with 14 members of the drama featured….  ABC is offering an interactive fan experience spanning multiple genres, enabling fans to series stars, immerse themselves in a high-tech multicam show environment and score collectibles…. NBC is kicking off with a tour of The Good Place interactive activation, the network’s largest interactive fan experience yet….Two interactive South Park activations are headed for San Diego, courtesy of Comedy Central: Cartman’s Escape Room and the Member Berries Challenge.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A special edition of ABC’s 20/20: Triumph in Thailand at 9p drew 3.7 million viewers and .6/3 among A18-49, summer highs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The top syndicated magazine shows didn’t suffer from a soccer slump the week ending July 1, with Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition holding steady from the week before at 2.8 in Live+SD Nielsens, and Access Hollywood and TMZ holding on to 1.1 ratings. Among talkers, Dr. Phil maintained a 2.8, while second place Live with Kelly and Ryan dipped 5% to a season low 1.9 with repeats and repackaged episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sportsman Channel reeled in ratings with fishing programming, as the network delivered year-over-year ratings gains across M 25-54 in April including: Total Day (+8 percent), Weekend (+6 percent), Primetime (+20 percent), Weekday Daytime (+14 percent) and Overnight (+14 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel finished the first half of 2018 as cable’s #1 network (excluding sports) in Prime among M25-54 and M18-49, claiming cable’s #1 unscripted series (Gold Rush) across A/M25-54 and M18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV is currently ranked #2 in cable with W25-54 for the year to date. For June, the net ranked #1 among W25-54 and #4 in the demo for 2Q18. Also in June, HGTV nabbed the #1 cable rank in Prime and Weekend with both upscale A25-54 and W25-54 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network concluded 2Q18 up 5 spots with double-digit YOY A25-54 ratings growth and ranking at #8 among W25-54. Among upscale audiences, Food Network ranked within in the top 10 cable networks for both A25-54 (#10) and W25-54 (#7).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In 2Q18, TLC had its best 2Q performance in 4 years, and its best quarterly Saturday Prime performance in 10 years, driven by Trading Spaces return.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2Q18 was ID’s best 2Q ever in Prime for P2+ and HH delivery. In Total Day, ID ranked #1 for W25-54 vs. ad-supported cable (#2 for A25-54). In Prime, ID was a top-10 network for P2+ (#10, up 1 rank vs. year-ago) and HHs (#8, up 3 ranks).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In 2Q18, OWN’s Daytime matched its highest-rated quarter ever (0.15 W25-54); the daypart jumped 25% YOY with OWN ranking #15 on ad-supported cable, up 8 spots from last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel enjoyed its second highest-rated quarter in network history among A25-54, M25-54, and W25-54, bolstered by three consecutive weeks of best ratings ever (6/11 – 7/1). June was the net’s highest-rated month in its history among A25-54, W25-54, and W18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DIY Network recorded its highest-rated Q2 ever among Households during Prime. The network ratings were driven by the debut of the Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy series, as well Texas Flip N Move and Barnwood Builders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce’s second episode of In the Cut included increases of +21% in Households, +79% in the delivery of P18-49, +59% in P25-54 and +43% in P2+ on Monday, July 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom promoted Kurt Patat to an expanded role as Senior Vice President of Communications for Paramount Network and CMT. Pata joined CMT as SVP of Communications in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Angels In America with Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane is closing on Sunday July 15, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/angels-america/

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