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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/14/19)
BRAVO: Project Runway (Premiere) at 8pm
NAT.GEO.: Egypt With The World’s Greatest Explorer (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Top Chef (Finale) at 9:30pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (Finale) at 10pm

The Bachelor runner-up Hannah Brown gets another chance at love during season 15 of The Bachelorette, launching Monday, May 13 at 8p. In a two-hour special the week before, on May 6, Chris Harrison hosts the no-need-for-description Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS and NBC played ball with each other, trading Super Bowl dates. CBS, which was set to air its next big game in February 2022, will now take the field in 2021. NBC swapped for CBS’s 2022 slot. It’s win-win for the nets – NBC launches the 2022 Winter Olympics coverage on February 4, and will have a Super-size offering for advertisers, while CBS won’t have to compete for viewers during the Games.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is closing its Hauppaugue, Long Island broadcast operations facility. With two new facilities, in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards and Atlanta, the services out of the Hauppauge Communications Center will become redundant, said HBO. “We are asking many employees from the Long Island-based departments to transition to Hudson Yards, which has been designed to support postproduction needs on original programming as well as our digital distribution platforms,” added the company. “However, the broadcast operations which originated out of Hauppauge, will now come out of Atlanta. This will result in the elimination of some positions in New York.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ines Ferre has joined Yahoo Finance’s programs as Markets Reporter. Ferre comes from NBC 10/Telemundo in Philadelphia, where she was a bilingual investigative reporter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lawyers for Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student involved in a widely-reported apparent confrontation between Kentucky teens and a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, hit CNN with a $275 million defamation suit. The lawsuit, which follows one lodged against the Washington Post, accuses CNN of “negligently and recklessly” disparaging Sandmann in a pre-ordained narrative. And there may be more to come, lawyer Todd McMurtry warned on Fox News’s The Story with Martha McCallumNBC, HBO’s Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin and AP are also apparently in the crosshairs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered 10 episodes of celebrity music and game show, That’s My Jam. Inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show segments, “Wheel of Musical Impressions,” the hour-long competition will be exec produced by Fallon, and infused with the late-night host’s “one-of-a-kind comedic style, feel-good energy, and a carousel of his classic and brand-new music-based games.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also playing games is ABC, which picked up revivals of Press Your Luck and Card Sharks. The Fremantle-produced, updated game shows will go into production this spring; hosts and premiere dates will be announced soon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E and Big Fish Entertainment (Live PD) are teaming again produce live documentary series, Live Rescue, premiering on Monday, April 22 at 9p. Ashleigh Banfield (Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield) hosts eight two-hour episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures Television is launching a TV production label aimed at producing quality shows on a smaller budget, reports Variety. Leading the team is Marie Jacobson, most recently EVP of Programming and Production for the networks group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With the third season of Home Town attracting more than 12.3 million total viewers to date, HGTV has picked up an additional 16 episodes of the home renovation series. Viewership during the season is up 16% among W25-54 and 12% among P25-54 over its prior season. Season four is slated to premiere in early 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former MGM CEO Gary Barber is taking control of assets acquired by Lantern Entertainment in the 2018 bankruptcy of Weinstein Co., via a new partnership, Spyglass Media Group. Among the TV assets the new venture will control is Bravo’s Project Runway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse unveiled its line-up of new and returning TV and digital shows for 2019-20, including the linear network’s most returns since it re-launched in 2015. Among the highlights: Joining the series premiere of the network’s first adult animation series, Sugar and Toys (June 9) and season two of T-Pain’s School of Business (July 16) are Made From Scratch, which premiered last year as a short-form digital series, and inspired-by-a-podcast The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West (wt).  Another animated series is in development, Big Boy’s Neighborhood, moving to Fuse on March 20 from sister net FM.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home improvement series George to the Rescue is back for season ten on Saturday, March 23 on NBC stations (check local listings). Series produced by LX.TV, a division of NBC Owned Television Stations group, highlights how the power of home renovation can bring communities and families together.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Little People, Big World returns to TLC on Tuesday, April 2 at 9p. During season 14, Matt and Amy are faced with a major decision over what to do with the family farm as they move on with their lives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DIY’s Big Texas Fix premieres Saturday, April 6 at 9p, following house restoration experts Michael and Ashley Cordray, who share a passion to preserve old houses in Galveston.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID hopes to get answers with the airing of special Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery, exploring what happened the night in 2007 when Kate and Gerry McCann’s 3-year-old daughter went missing. “The disappearance of Madeline McCann is every parent’s true life, nightmare: your little daughter is snatched from your hotel room in a foreign country, vanishing seemingly into thin air,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “Someone out there knows what really happened to Madeleine McCann, which is why we are eager to engage our passionate viewers in helping us to bring renewed attention to this heartbreaking case and, hopefully, find justice for Madeleine, once and for all.” Two-parter premieres Sunday, April 7 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hour-long special Luke Perry: In His Own Words premieres on Reelz Sunday, March 17 at 9p. The actor’s Beverly, Hills 90210 and Riverdale co-stars, among others, share memories the actor, who died March 4 at age 52.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV will air America Salutes Guitar Legends II on Sunday, March 24 at 9p. The event, filmed in December, includes appearances and performances by Sammy Hagar, Billy Gibbons, Dave Navarro, Robby Krieger, Stephen Stills, Orianthi, Joe Bonamassa and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Esai Morales (Bad Boys) will play assassin Deathstroke on DC Universe’s TitansMichael Imperioli (The Sopranos) landed a lead role in NBC pilot Lincoln, based on The Bone Collector bestsellers…Mary Stuart Masterson (Benny and Joon) has joined the cast of ABC’s untitled legal drama centered on a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, fighting to overturn his own life sentence.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google announced a suite of tools aimed at helping mobile game developers grow their business, and encompasses pre-launch, launch, and post-launch. Included are Ad Campaigns for App Engagement, to help brands find and retain users who have the app installed on their phone but have not been using it, and Smart Segmentation, which uses machine learning to segment players based on their likelihood to spend on an in-app purchase.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twitter is rolling out a new camera feature that makes sharing photos and videos easier. Swipe left, and a camera allows users to snap a photo or take a looping video by tapping or holding a capture button, and tap a “live” button to broadcast a stream.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple Music has launched on Amazon Fire TV. Apple Music subscribers can now access songs, artists and albums by asking Alexa, after enabling the Apple Music skill and linking their accounts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of TLC’s Dr. Pimple Popper delivered a series-high of 2.7 W25-54 rating, driving TLC to rank #1 on Thursday nights in the demo during its run January 3 through March 7, 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two finale of WE tv’s Love After Lockup on Friday delivered series-high viewership of 1.6 million total viewers and nearly one million A25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, making it the #1 cable program in prime time on Friday night among W18-49 and 25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Don’t fence them in: ABC’s The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2 topped Tuesday as the number one TV show among A18-49 (2.3/10). For the second week in a row, ABC set a Tuesday season high with series programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

EstrellaTV announced it experienced 9% growth in A18-49 M-Su 7-11p Prime Time for the first six months of the year, and grew 6% in the A25-54 demo from 7p-11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Kiss Me, Kate! with Kelli O’Hara is opening on Thursday March 14, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/kiss-me-kate/

What The Constitution Means To Me is starting previews on Thursday March 14, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/what-constitution-means-me/

Oklahoma! is starting preview on Tuesday March 19, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/oklahoma/

Burn This with Adam Driver and Keri Russell is starting previews on Friday March 15, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/burn-this/

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