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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/16/18)
A&E: Nightwatch Nation (Premiere) at 10pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Lone Star Law: Uncuffed (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Northwest Law (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Rustic Rehab (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: Bring It! (Premiere) at 9pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: Detroiters (Finale) at 10:30pm
DIY: Love Yurts (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: Alone (Finale) at 10pm

USA Network is not picking up Shooter for a fourth season. Currently in season three, the drama is averaging 471,000 viewers A18-49 and 1.5 million total viewers in Live+3 Nielsens. The show, based on the novel Point of Impact, has had its challenges, including a delayed debut prompted by real-life shootings, and a shortened second season due to series star Ryan Phillippe breaking his leg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Inc. eliminated jobs at what once served as the Knoxville headquarters of Scripps Networks Interactive, which Discovery acquired in March. A company rep did not confirm how many jobs were eliminated, but said the cuts will be “headcount neutral” for the office, as other jobs open up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision has been slapped with a $2 million breach of contract lawsuit related to its acquisition of former Gawker property The Onion. GCA Advisors claim they were enlisted by The Onion to help with a sale and were to receive a base fee of $2 million if a transaction occurred within a specified period; the suit alleges The Onion and Univision have refused to pay the transaction fee required by the agreement. Univision confirmed last month it is exploring the potential sale of The Onion as it focuses on its core assets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network ordered 14 more episodes of Miz & Mrs, the docuseries starring WWE Superstars Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin. The show gave USA its top unscripted launch since 2011, averaging 1.7 million P2+ viewers during its first three installments.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game Show Network renewed America Says for a second season, after the show’s initial run built over its lead-in by 26% and performed over 40% above the YTD time period average in the W25-54 demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT ordered eight episodes of Racing Wives, a docu-series following the lives of famous race car drivers. The net also renewed Music City for a ten-episode second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lee Daniels Entertainment grabbed spy novel The Spook Who Sat By the Door for TV series development with Fox 21 Television Studios. Fictional story focuses on the first African American CIA officer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv is gearing up for more divas, renewing Bridezillas after the wedding planning reboot earned double-digit ratings growth over the course of its return season. New 10-episode season will premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix and CBC ordered season three of Anne with an E, the coming-of-age story inspired by Anne of Green Gables from Northwood Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production is underway in Atlanta for TV One’s new original holiday film, Coins For Christmas, starring Essence Atkins (Marlon) as a single mother struggling to make ends meet two weeks before Christmas. Film is set to debut in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pilgrim Media Group inked a development deal with game show producers Michael Canter and Jeff Krask (Family Feud, Deal or No Deal) to develop and produce an array of project for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. The first two series to emerge from the deal are already set up at a broadcast net.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big Bad Boo Studios’ new kids show 16 Hudson will debut across Canada this fall with 39 X 7-minute episodes and 3 holiday specials. The animated preschool series premieres on TVOKids in the greater Ontario region on August 21, followed by Knowledge Kids on September 3rd.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third and final season of Versailles debuts on Ovation Saturday, October 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey Network unscripted series Man at Arms: Art of War returns for season two Thursday, October 4 at 8p, with Danny Trejo (Sons of Anarchy) back as host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also returning for season two is Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek, set to launch in 2019. New episodes of the current season premiere Monday, August 20 at 4p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon animated series Pete the Cat, featuring music from spouses Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, premieres Friday, September 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of Animal Planet’s North Woods Law (not to be confused with the net’s Northwest Law, premiering tonight at 10p) debuts Sunday, August 19 at 9p, following New Hampshire conservation officers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Customers buying Verizon’s 5G in-home internet service later this year in select cities will have a choice of a free subscription to the YouTube TV app, or an Apple TV 4K streaming box. Customers will also have access to NFL and NBA games and news programs through Verizon’s Oath, reports Bloomberg. The news follows Verizon’s decision not to proceed with its own online TV offering.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Lifestyle Digital Studios reports that Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel have succeeded in driving viewership and awareness of their linear series through the creation of content that supports both live and on-demand viewing. And they offered examples: On Food NetworkLet’s Eat premiered on Sunday, August 12 with a digital content plan including #LetsEat social contest garnering 3K engagements, live Facebook videos with an average engagement rate of 61.0, and digital series Viv’s Tips leading to more than 400K views. On HGTVFlip or Flop’s digital content has led to 8 million video views across Facebook and Instagram with current ratings 18% ahead of the prior season. And Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures series has digital content totaling over 2 million views across Facebook and Instagram and an average engagement rate of 55.9 on FB and 324.0 on IG.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City return to the couch for a three-part reunion beginning Wednesday, August 22 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media announced its selections to kick off the PaleyLive Fall 2018 season: Meeting Amanpour and Company; Special Preview: Basketball: A Love Story; True Crime, The ID Way; and Special Preview: New Amsterdam. Schedule launches Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30p in NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WOW Superheroes will battle in back-to-back matches at 7:30p Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11, at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles Comic Con is teaming up to present the October events, which will be broadcast by AXS TV starting in early 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly AuCoin was upped to series regular for season four of Showtime’s Billions, reports Deadline. AuCoin plays Axe Capital’s “Dollar” Bill Stearn….Also earning a promotion to series regular was SEAL Team’s Judd Lormand, who plays Lieutenant Commander Eric Blackburn on the CBS drama….Cast additions for season two of BBC America’s Killing Eve include Nina Sosanya (Good Omens) and Edward Bluemel (A Discovery of Witches); Julian Barratt (Mindhorn) will guest star….Luke Mitchell (Blindspot) landed the male lead in upcoming CBS drama The Code. Dave Annable played the part in the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox, MTV and Comedy Central were the only nets to show a gain in viewership in July versus the same month last year, according to MoffettNathanson Research. Primetime TV viewership dropped 12% for the month, with broadcast dipping 10% and cable down 13% in Nielsen C3 A18-49. Fox rose 5% with a World Cup boost, Comedy Central added 16,000 total viewers and MTV grew by 4,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

From Aug 5-8 at 9p, Nat Geo’s Yellowstone Live attracted 13 million total viewers across National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD during its multi-platform run. The first night on National Geographic, Yellowstone Live ranked as one of the top 10 most-watched shows on ad-supported cable for all key demos, including P25-54 (578,000), M25-54 (329,000), and total viewers P2+ (1.9 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Disney Channel movie Freaky Friday on Friday, August 10 reached 7.2 million total viewers, including 3.1 million Kids 6-14, across seven telecasts its first three days. The Friday 8p telecast ranked as the summer’s number one telecast among both Kids 6-11 (999,000/4.2 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (782,000/3.2 rating).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Feel the Bern: Tuesday’s The Late Show with special guest Senator Bernie Sanders hit a 2.7 metered market household rating, making it the highest-rated episode of the CBS talker since June 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Love It or List It delivered a .75 live plus same day rating among viewers 25-54 on Monday, August 13, the series’ highest-rated premiere episode since February 2014. The episode delivered a 40% ratings increase year-over-year in the timeslot among A25-54 and helped HGTV rank as the #1 cable network among upscale women 25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Pretty Woman: The Musical is opening on Thursday August 16, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/pretty-woman/

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