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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/2/18)
BRAVO: Shahs of Sunset (Premiere) at 9pm
CMT: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Someone You Thought You Knew (Premiere) at 10pm
WE TV: Bossip on WE TV (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: The Four: Battle For Stardom (Finale) at 8pm
FREEFORM: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Finale) at 8pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Finale) at 9pm

CNN is planning one last season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. One episode of season twelve had been completed when Bourdain committed suicide on June 8; CNN exec Amy Entelis told the LA Times the rest of the episodes “will have the presence of Tony because you’ll see him, you’ll hear him, you’ll watch him. That layer of narration will be missing, but it will be replaced by other voices of people who are in the episodes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Proposals are due November 2 for a new film and TV production facility, the Made in New York Campus, in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation will give preference to proposals for the $136 million investment that advance gender equity, diversity and inclusion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC named 15 original short films, pilots and webisodes as semi-finalists for its 13th annual Diversity Film Festival. This year, 11 of the 15 semi-final shorts were written or directed by women, exceeding last year’s record-breaking female representation at the festival; half of semi-final shorts feature stories centered on female protagonists. The films will be showcased at public screenings in New York on August 14 and 15 before the finalists are chosen for a finale screening and awards ceremony in Los Angeles on October 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures Television, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced Vinamra Pancharia, from India, as the global winner of the Picture This Festival for the Planet. The festival was established to celebrate everyday storytellers and change-makers worldwide, showcasing the positive future they see for our planet through the art of film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street) has been named showrunner, exec producer and one of the writers on upcoming Showtime drama City on a Hill, starring Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground). Boston-set series, based on an idea by Ben Affleck, premieres in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amblin TV optioned the TV rights to Elaine Weiss’ The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, with Hillary Clinton attached to exec produce alongside Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Weiss, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Book was published in March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu gave a straight-to-series order to Shrill, co-written by and starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant. Comedy hails from Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video, Brownstone Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Kingdom star Shawn Hatosy makes his directing debut on the episode airing Tuesday, August 7 at 9p on TNT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reboot of extraterrestrial sitcom ALF is in the early stages at Warner Bros. TV. Original aired from 1986-1990 on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Hardwick will serve as a judge on the August 7 episode of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, as scheduled, and return as host for the third season of the net’s The Wall. Hardwick’s TV career was in question after he was accused of sexual assault by an ex-girlfriend, and put on leave at AMC’s Talking Dead; he was reinstated at AMC after an investigation cleared him of the allegation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV gets set for fall with a Head of the Class marathon from 5a-11:30p on Sunday, August 19. Sitcom regularly airs weeknights at 3a and weekends at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raycom Media’s InvestigateTV has released Licensed to Pill, a documentary focused on victims of the opioid crisis that will air in every Raycom Media market this month. “Our national investigative unit worked tirelessly to expose abuses in the system and we want to do our part to inform our local consumers,” said Pat LaPlatney, president and CEO, Raycom Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NOVA also looks at the drug epidemic in Addiction, examining the science of addiction through interviews with victims, their families and researchers on the front lines of the crisis on Wednesday, October 17 at 9p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cate Blanchett will guest on IFC’s Documentary Now! as a world-renowned performance artist preparing for a major career retrospective; Fred Armisen plays her ex-lover in an episode shot in Budapest earlier this summer. Season launches Wednesday, February 20 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand-up comedian Tom Papa breaks bread (and pastries) on a mission to find the country’s best baked goods in Food Network series Baked, launching Monday, September 3 at 10p. First stop: New York City.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Five-part Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers premieres Saturday, September 15 at 7p. Docu-series tells the story of the horrific December 2014 murder of a Mississippi teen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brent Spiner (Star Trek) will recur on season four of CW’s Supergirl, as Vice President Baker….Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy) is onboard season five of Amazon drama Bosch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the wake of Facebook’s revelation that it had uncovered a new influence campaign targeting the midterm elections, the Senate Intelligence Committee set a hearing date for September 5 to question executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg have confirmed their attendance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime has an introductory offer for new subscribers who sign up for its streaming service through September 3: $4.99/month for the first three months.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central wrapped July with A18-49 ratings increases in both Total Day and Primetime versus the year-ago period, and the net’s .21 Total Day A18-49 rating represents its seventh consecutive month of sustained or improved levels versus the year-ago period, its best single-month mark since December 2016, and its largest year-over-year gain in that demo (+16%) since 2013. July also notched a .31 A18-49 Primetime rating, Comedy Central’s best Prime performance since September of last year and its biggest single-month year-over-year improvement since August 2010 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s premiere of Making It, hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, delivered a 1.1/5 rating among A18-49, making the crafting competition series the top-rated and most-watched (5.33 million viewers) premiere of summer 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery networks led all of primetime ad-supported cable on Sunday, July 29, taking the top 5 spots among W25-54, with TLC #1, Discovery Channel #2, ID #3, HGTV #4 and Food Network #5. For the week ending July 29, Discovery Channel ranked #1 in the demo, while ID and TLC tied for #2 and HGTV held at #4. Discovery Channel, buoyed by its Shark Week programming, also took the week’s top spot among A25-54 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
A Bronx Tale with Chazz Palminteri is closing on Sunday August 5, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bronx-tale/

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