FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/30/18)
MTV: MTV’s Pretty Little Mamas (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: The Gong Show (Finale) at 8pm
COOKING: Carnival Kings (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD: The Great Food Truck Race (Finale) at 9pm

Mr. Robot will end its run on USA Network following its upcoming fourth season in 2019. The drama, which follows a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in an underground hacker group, will have its final season expanded to 12 episodes, up from its initial order of eight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC, CBS and NBC are all planning extensive coverage of the events leading up to the private funeral of Senator John McCain on Sunday, September 2. Among the highlights: CBS News will air five hours of coverage beginning at 7a on September 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

with CBS This Morning: Saturday, continuing with a live CBS News Special Report at 9a for the procession past the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, followed by the service at Washington National Cathedral. On NBC, Chuck Todd will lead the net’s coverage of McCain’s memorial service at 9a on Saturday, while Lester Holt will anchor a special edition of NBC Nightly News that evening. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will anchor coverage of McCain’s memorial beginning at 9a with on location reporting from Chief White House Correspondent Johnathan Karl, Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran and others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba is set to host The 2019 Miss America Competition. Joining Inaba as co-host is TV personality Ross Matthews, when the competition airs live on ABC from Atlantic Citywalk Hall on Sunday, September 9 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Television Academy and Executive Producer Bob Bain announced the second group of presenters for the upcoming Creative Arts Emmy Awards, being held on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. Set to dole out the gold on night one are Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood), Bryan Cranston, Justina Machado (One Day at a Time), Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), Bill Pullman (The Sinner) and Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless). Presenting on the second night are James Corden, Heidi Klum, Lisa Kudrow, Padma Laskmi and Patton Oswalt (Patton Oswalt: Annihilation). FXX broadcasts the ceremony on Saturday, September 15 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media announced the return of PaleyFest NY from October 5 to 18 at The Paley Center for Media in NYC. The Walking Dead from AMC, Documentary Now from IFC, and Murphy Brown: A Conversation with Candice Bergen and Diane English from CBS are the first selections in the lineup of events.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications named Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of BET Networks, as the recipient of the 2018 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals and companies representing the media, entertainment and communications industry for their philanthropic achievements and commitment to advancing the concerns of people of color. Lee will be honored as part of the NAMIC Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17 in New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s second annual “Give A Little” awards, presented in partnership with Redbook Magazine and Love Is Louder, will honor TLC star Jazz Jennings, Kelly Osbourne, recording artist Jessie Chris and three national contest winners, for standing up against bullies in their communities: Kristin Caminiti (Kindness Grows Here), Dianne Grossman (Mallory’s Army) and Jaylen Arnold (Jaylen’s Challenge). Hosted by Say Yes to the Dress’ Randy Fenoli, the ceremony will be held at the Park Hyatt in New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! ordered a fourth season of Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry. Series features Henry delivering readings and messages from beyond to his celebrity clientele in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crazy Rich Asians star Ken Jeong and the film’s director, Jon M. Chu, are reteaming on a new project for Netflix, reports Variety. The standup comedy special, tentatively titled Ken Jeong: First Date, will feature Jeong reflecting on his journey from doctor to comedy star, as well as his wife’s battle with breast cancer, which led to his starring in The Hangover. Special is slated to premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bunim/Murray Productions (The Real World, Born This Way) have partnered with NFL star Russell Wilson and his West2East Empire to develop and produce unscripted programming for various platforms. They’ll adapt France’s L’adventure Robinson, which features two celebrities stranded on a desert island for five days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, acquired the rights to Jessica Forever, the closing night film of the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2018 Platform program from Paris-based MK2 Films. Directors Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel’s debut feature, focused on a dystopian world where violent misfits reign supreme, is slated to premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andrew Zimmern is heading to Food Network as host of Big Food Truck Tip, premiering Wednesday, September 19 at 10p and 10:30p. Series follows Zimmern as he travels the country in search of the most passionate food truck entrepreneurs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV released its fall premiere dates: The X Factor UK returns Sunday, September 2, while the all-new “True Story Tuesdays” lineup debuts October 2, featuring Rock Legends at 8p The Day The Rock Star Died at 8:30p, The Big Interview with Dan Rather at 9p and Docs That Rock at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level debuts Friday, August 3 at 11p on Comedy Central. Each episode spotlights a single performer, opening with an interview with Hart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dopesick Nation, a look at the harrowing realities of the opioid epidemic in America, debuts Wednesday, September 12 at 10p on Viceland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX Business Network anchor Liz Claman interviews Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffet on FBN’s Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman today at 3p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jane Krakowski has her post-Ubreakable Kimmy Schmidt gig wrapped up: the 30 Rock alum is set to co-star in Apple comedy Dickinson….Walton Goggins (Justified, Vice Principals) will executive produce and star in the upcoming second season of FOX’s Deep StateKJ Smith (Dynasty) landed a recurring role on upcoming ABC legal drama The FixChivonne Michelle (Shaft) joined the recurring cast of Jett, Cinemax’s straight-to-series drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is launching its video streaming service Facebook Watch internationally, effective immediately. The site, which looks set to take on the likes of YouTube, will allow users to choose from a range of shows and have the ability to view clips saved in their news feeds. Facebook is aiming to commission a raft of content from producers around the world as well as spend up to $2 billion on creating original content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tumblr is doubling its efforts to cut down on “hate speech.” Like Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, the platform is juggling its role as a moderator of ideas and opinions, with its responsibility for people’s physical and emotional safety. The Oath unit is redoubling its efforts to curb the promotion of glorification of self-harm, violent material and all harmful content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix set Friday, October 5 as the premiere date for the sophomore season of Big Mouth. The adult animated series follows seventh graders grappling with emotional baggage of growing up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

State of Culture, the talk show created, executive produced and hosted by Joe Budden, bows Tuesday, September 11 at 10p on Revolt. Series first arrives on Revolt’s digital platforms on Monday, September 10 at 5p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders delivered its most watched episode of the season among P25-54 on Sunday, August 26; a 32% increase over the season average and the series’ most watched premiere since March 2018. The series, which also ranked as the most watched on DIY in August, has attracted 6.6 million Total Viewers since its mid-July season debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E finished August as the # 3 cable network for the month, the highest monthly ranking for the network since April 2013, the best A18-49 monthly ranking ever.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Bernhardt/Hamlet starts previews on Friday August 31, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bernhardthamlet/

The Nap starts previews on Wednesday September 5, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/nap/

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