FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ ESPY AWARDS/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/19/18)
A&E: Live PD Presents: PD Cam (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: The Grand Hustle (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING: Seaside Snacks & Shacks (Premiere) at 10pm
FX: Snowfall (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Lakefront Bargain Hunt (Premiere) at 9pm and 9:30pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Trial & Error (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Murder Calls (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Primal Instinct (Finale) at 10pm

The 2019 Writers Guild Awards ceremony has been set for Sunday, February 17 at the Beverly Hilton in LA and the Edison Ballroom in NYC. First deadline for submissions is Friday, October 19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sold-out Springsteen on Broadway will launch globally on Netflix December 15, the day the one-man show ends its Broadway run. “The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete,” said Bruce Springsteen manager Jon Landau. “In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided for a simultaneous worldwide release which is particularly important for our massive international audience. [Netflix chief content officer] Ted Sarandos and the entire company’s support has been a perfect match for Bruce’s personal commitment to the filmed version of Springsteen on Broadway.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Netflix news, the streamer signed a deal with SiriusXM to launch 24-hour comedy channel Netflix Is a Joke Radio. In addition to its stand-up specials, the channel will feature original content. “Netflix is producing an incredible amount of world-class comedy programming from top global talent that will become the backbone of our new SiriusXM/Netflix channel,” said Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer for SiriusXM. Channel is slated to launch by January 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix also won approval to end its output deal with The Weinstein Company, leaving it with no obligation to stream a third season of Scream or accept delivery for content as of July 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery gave a multi-year commitment, through the end of 2023, to president and CEO David Zaslav. “David has done an extraordinary job over the past 11 years,” said John Malone, a Discovery director and chairman of Liberty Media. “His vision and hard work have brought Discovery to new heights, increasing its global scale and market share and creating a unique portfolio of beloved brands.” Zaslav, who oversaw this year’s acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive and an alliance with the PGA Tour for an international golf service, joined Discovery in 2007.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paula Faris is leaving ABC’s weekend edition of Good Morning America and The View “to have time to cover stories in-depth,” said ABC News president James Goldston. Faris had been at weekend GMA for four years and The View for three.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The New York Post has launched New York Post Entertainment, focused on scripted and unscripted television. As president of the division, producer Troy Searer (Tijuana Entertainment) will head development of projects for cable, broadcast, streaming and emerging platforms. “There’s 200 years of New York history to tell on the scripted side,” Post CEO and publisher Jesse Angelo told Variety. “In unscripted, there’s an entire spectrum of documentaries, docu-series, and docu-soaps.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV ordered 28 new episodes of My Lottery Dream Home, which attracted over 15.7 million viewers during its most recent run. Next season launches Friday, September 21 at 9p; production on new eps begins in January 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV production in LA dipped 15% year-over-year in 2Q18, reports FilmLA, in large part because of a drop in on-location reality TV (1285 shooting days to 879). Shooting days were down by 9% for drama, while comedies rose 23%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mega Man: Fully Charged premieres on Cartoon Network on Sunday, August 5. First episode of the animated series from DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment, based on the Capcom Mega Man video game franchise, will be shown tomorrow at Comic-Con.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime’s Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow premieres Saturday, August 18 at 9p. Documentary film features rare interviews and never-before-seen footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen’s audience segments will be available on Snapchat’s ad buying platform, allowing advertisers to buy inventory on the social messaging app via the Nielsen Marketing Cloud. Clients will have access to audience data across more than 30,000 segments including Nielsen Buyer Insights and Nielsen Catalina Solutions. “Discovering the audiences that drive engagement and offline sales has never been more critical for marketers and we’re excited to continue our work with Snapchat across both our premium audience segments and measurement solutions,” said Jessica Hogue, SVP of digital solutions at Nielsen. “This integration with Snapchat will allow partners to plan, activate and analyze marketing initiatives accessing the highest quality audience data in the market underpinned by Nielsen.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) to the ensemble cast of FX drama pilot Y: The Last Man….Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) landed a lead role in Showtime comedy pilot The Wrong Mans, starring and produced by Ben Schwartz (House of Lies)….Diona Reasonover was upped from guest star to series regular on season 16 of CBS’s NCIS. Reasonover’s character stepped into the void left by the departure of fan favorite Pauley Perrette….Laura Vandervoort (Supergirl), Kyle Breitkopf (The Whispers) and Kimberly-Sue Murray (Crimson Peak) landed roles in upcoming Netflix drama V-Wars, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite a technical glitch in early hours of Amazon Prime Day, a record 100 million+ products were sold during the event. Best-selling product was Amazon’s Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, half off at $19.99.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Instagram is testing a way for users of public accounts to manually remove followers, without the awkwardness of blocking – users are not notified they’ve been removed. Until now, users would have had to switch to a private account.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv is up 24% year-over-year on its mobile and streaming platforms. Contributing over half the viewing are Braxton Family Values, Mama June: From Not to Hot, Love After Lockup, Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kids brand Pocket.watch closed a $15 million funding round led by Viacom. Already being developed: a kids sketch comedy show, Skoogle, starring Keenan Thompson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On premiere night for Exatlon Estados Unidos, Telemundo ranked as the number three broadcast network regardless of language among A18-49 (683,000), behind NBC and ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2018 World Cup Final delivered 11.3 million linear TV viewers on Fox and Fox Sports 1 and 552,000 for live streaming, the smallest audience since 2002. Telemundo drew 5.3 million linear viewers, versus 9.2 million in 2014 on Univision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the week of July 9, Discovery had 4 of the top 5 cable nets in primetime among W25-54: HGTV #1, ID #2, TLC #3 and Food Network #5. On Sunday, July 15, Discovery had 11 of the top 12 cable shows among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fancy Nancy opened as Disney Junior’s number one debut in two years among Girls 2-5 (258,000/3.4 rating), and was TV’s number one telecast of the week in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2018 ESPY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/949722/espys-2018-winners-the-complete-list

BROADWAY
Gettin’ The Band Back Together starts previews on Thursday July 19, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/gettin-band-back-together/

Pretty Woman: The Musical starts previews on Friday July 20, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/pretty-woman/

Straight White Men is opening on Monday July 23,2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/straight-white-men-broadway/

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