FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/4/18)
ABC: Station 19 (Premiere) at 9pm
AXS TV: Nashville Insider (Premiere) at 7pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Late Nite Eats (Premiere) at 10pm
EL REY: Man at Arms: Art of War (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: The Coroner: I Speak For The Dead (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Superstore (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Will & Grace (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: This Old House Hour (Premiere) at 8pm
REELZ: Irreconcilable Differences (Premiere) at 9pm
BET: The Grand Hustle (Finale) at 10pm
HGTV: Rustic Rehab (Finale) at 11pm
WE TV: Braxton Family Values (Finale) at 9pm

Exorcism drama Outcast is out at Cinemax. “There are no further plans for Outcast at this time,” said a net rep. Season two of the Robert Kirkman drama aired this summer, wrapping with 108,000 Live+SD viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS News correspondent Bianna Golodryga has joined CBS This Morning as a co-host with Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson. Golodryga, who has been a reporter and fill-in co-host since 2017, took her seat at the table yesterday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Damon Wayans said he’s leaving Fox drama Lethal Weapon in December, 13 episodes into season three. “I’m a 58-year-old diabetic and I’m working 16-hour days,” the actor said in an interview with Electronic Urban Report. “I’m from a big family, a loving family, and I haven’t seen them…There’s a better way to life.” If it happens, it will be the second lead the show has lost – Clayne Crawford was booted for bad behavior and replaced by Seann William Scott.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wendy Aylsworth, president of Ultraviolet and former SVP of technology at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, as well as the first female president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award at the TV Academy’s Engineering Emmy Awards on October 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Online submissions for the 78th Peabody Awards open October 15. Submissions for productions released during 2018 will be accepted through January 9, 2019, and nominee and winner Announcements will be made on a rolling schedule by categories during April 2019. Ceremony will once again be held as a red-carpet event in NYC at Cipriani Wall Street, on Saturday, May 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti (Gina) announced via Twitter that she “won’t be doing a full season” of the comedy, relocated this season from Fox to NBC and set for a midseason premiere. True, according to series creator Dan Noor, who posted, “We have tried really hard to create a storyline for her departure that lives up to a character who can only be described as ‘The human embodiment of the 100 emoji.’”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is developing an untitled comedy about seven diverse residents in a communal living space from Justin Noble (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Keshet Studios and Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix struck a deal with The C.S. Lewis Company to develop TV and film projects based on The Chronicles of Narnia. The streamer will work with Entertaiment One to develop stories, with eOne’s Mark Gordon, as well as Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber, as exec producers for series and producers for films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix also ordered 10 episodes of adult animated series Hoops, starring Jake Johnson (New Girl). Series from Ben Hoffman (The Late Late Show), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) and 20th Century Fox Television centers on a hot-headed high school basketball coach.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All American creator April Blair is stepping down as executive producer/showrunner “for personal reasons,” replaced by co-EP Nkechi Okoro Carroll. CW drama was inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV ordered 68 additional episodes of sun-soaked Beach HuntersBeachfront Bargain Hunt and Island Hunters, slated to premiere in 2019HGTV also greenlit a new 14-episode series, Mediterranean Life, following house hunters seeking a Mediterranean escape and set to premiere in March 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former Bunim/Murray co-president Jeff Jenkins is launching Jeff Jenkins Productions with 3 Ball Entertainment, reports Deadline. Jenkins will run the company with 3 Ball co-CEO Ross Weintraub.
(Source: Cynopsis)

will.i.am inked a first-look deal with Entertainment One, calling for the performer/producer to exec produce and develop films, scripted and unscripted TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season five of Velocity’s Bitchin’ Rides launches Tuesday, October 9 at 9p. Prepare for a new crop of custom vehicles on the auto net’s number one series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s Into Alaska debuts Monday, October 15 at 9p. New docu-series walks in the shoes of the men and women of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Xploration Awesome Planet with Philippe Cousteau will return for its fifth season this weekend, part of a three-hour syndicated block of STEM shows, called Xploration Station, airing mainly on FOX stations. In addition to the FOX Station Group, the show from Steve Rotfeld Productions airs on Tribune’s FOX affiliates, and Sinclair’s FOX affiliates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Superstar Renovation, a series of one-hour specials following sports celebrities as they visit to their hometowns to give the gift of a home makeover to people who have played a special role in their lives, starts off Saturday, October 13 at 2p on CBS. Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro safety Malcolm Jenkins is first to tackle the job; Juma Entertainment is producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will have celebrities playing for charity the week of October 15. Among the contestants: Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough, Salt-N-Pepa, Tom Green and Paul Shaffer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes will present one hour special Alianza de Futbol: Logra Tu Sueno, featuring some of the best players selected from the 2018 Alianza de Futbol Tour who participated in the program’s national showcase, on Sunday, October 7 at 2:30p on Telemundo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is running a “Witch-O-Ween” Bewitched marathon from 5a to 4a on Wednesday, October 31. The binge-fest follows a “Spell-O-Ween” marathon of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch the day before.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TEGNA’s Texas stations will produce and broadcast The Texas Debate, between U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his challenger, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso, TX), live across its on-air and digital platforms on October 16 at at 8p CT. It will be the final debate between the two candidates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) landed a lead role in Epix crime drama Godfather of Harlem.…Mischa Barton (The O.C.) goes unscripted with the cast of MTV docu-series The Hills: New Beginnings, slated to premiere in 2019….Yetide Badaki (American Gods) is now recurring on NBC’s This Is Us as a Nigerian immigrant from Williams past….Tequan Richmond (Everybody Loves Chris) and Tetona Jackson (All Night) will star in BET’s Boomerang, along with series regulars Leland Martin (All Night) and Lala Milan (Claws)….Brett Dier (Jane the Virgin) has joined ABC’s The Goldbergs spinoff, Schooled, as a series regular….Vince Vaughn, an exec producer on Netflix’s animated F Is For Family, will guest star on the show as a “true man’s man” when the series returns for season three.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central grew primetime ratings among A18-49 by +3% and A18-49 share by +9% for 3Q18 (parent company Viacom’s 4Q), earning the network its highest rating among A18-49 since F2Q2017 and largest share in the time period since F2Q2015. Finishing the quarter on a high note, South Park’s season 22 premiere on was the most-watched cable telecast of the year among A18-49 (1.01) and M18-49 (1.42).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox had its most-watched Friday with entertainment in a decade and highest-rated premiere week Friday in seven years in Live+3 viewing. Last Man Standing grew to 11.5 million viewers, making it the net’s most-watched comedy on any night in seven years (excluding NFL nights), while The Cool Kids grew to 9.3 million viewers, broadcast’s most-watched Friday comedy debut in six years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season five premiere of ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder jumped +100% jump over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating in Live+3, making it the #1 broadcast gainer in delayed viewing during Premiere Week to date and the only broadcast program to post triple-digit growth after 3 days of TV playback. HTGAWM was also the week’s biggest overall gainer in total viewers with a +70% increase from L+SD to L+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IFC posted year over year gains in key demos for the third 3Q18. Across both standard and sales prime, the network grew its ratings 16% among A25-54 and 4% among A18-49 versus 3Q17. Among A 25-54, the net boasts its sales prime has grown consecutively over each quarter and posted gains versus last year, rising 3% in the first quarter and 16% in the second and third quarters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Braxton Family Values on Thursday, September 27 drove season high ratings across key demos including W18-49, W25-54, A 25-54 and total viewers, delivering more than 1 million total viewers in Live +3 Nielsens. Compared to the previous week, the episode grew +28% among A18-49,  and +4% among total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
King Kong starts previews on Friday October 5, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/king-kong/

American Son with Kerry Washington starts previews on Saturday October 6, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/american-son/

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