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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/18/19)
CBS: Life In Pieces (Premiere) at 8:30pm
ID: The Face of Evil (Premiere) at 10pm
E!: Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry (Finale) at 8pm

It’s never too early to get in the Games. NBCUniversal has teamed with Olympic organizing committee LA 2028 to offer brands advertising opportunities ahead of the 2028 Olympics, to be held in the City of Angels – the first Summer Games to be held in the U.S. since 1996. “This partnership between NBCUniversal and LA 2028 is a true first for the industry, and gives marketers the opportunity to make an unrivaled economic and cultural impact,” said Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising and Partnerships for NBCU. “Together, we’re building what’s never been available before – the chance to be an exclusive partner of a monumental global movement for the next decade.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Full House creator Jeff Franklin filed a lawsuit over his firing from Netflix spin-off Fuller House, alleging co-executive producer Bryan Behar slandered him and conspired to oust him during his 2017 renegotiations with Warner Bros. – “motivated by a secret hatred of him.” “Unfortunately, Behar’s plan worked as Warner Brothers abruptly stopped all negotiations and terminated its relationship with Franklin,” writes attorney Larry Stein in the complaint, adding, “In need of a showrunner to carry on the schedule for Fuller House‘s fourth season, Warner Brothers appointed Behar to replace Franklin.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walt Disney Company pledged to help with the reconstruction of the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. “The Walt Disney Company stands with our friends and neighbors in the community, offering our heartfelt support as well as a $5 million donation for the restoration of this irreplaceable masterpiece,” said Robert Iger, Chairman and  CEO. Disney joins companies like Apple and Groupe Artemis as well as dating app Badoo, which is donating all of its April profits from its 22 million users in France to help the cause.
(Source: Cynopsis)

James Murdoch is reportedly planning to invest $1 billion in a portfolio of media companies. The son of Rupert received a reported $2.2 billion for his cut of 21st Century Fox, and according to the Financial Times, is interested in distancing himself from his father’s conservative properties.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Late Night Writers Workshop, aimed at supporting emerging diverse late night and sketch comedy writers, named Jill Cepela, Dylan Eshbaugh, Shenovia Large, Alexandria McCale, Mona Mira and Chloe Radcliffe to its 2019 class.  The new class will participate in an intensive five-day program next week that will prepare them to be staff writers on late night and sketch comedy shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In related news, The Paley Center for Media in New York announced the latest selection for its PaleyLive NY spring season: The Women Writers of Late Night Moderated by Seth Meyers. Event takes place on June 11 at 8:30p with writers Karen CheeDina GusovskyJenny HagelAllison Hord, and Amber Ruffin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered six episodes of a comedy starring and exec produced by Mike Myers, who will play multiple characters. “I love creating characters and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” said the former SNL star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aso coming to Netflix: The Boys in the Band. “Last summer, The Boys in the Band were on Broadway, breaking house records at The Booth,” posted Ryan Murphy (Glee) on Instagram. “THIS summer, The Boys In the Band will be filming a Netflix movie event.” Murphy will produce the film, along with David Stone and Net Martel. Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Heroes), Andrew Rannells (Book of Mormon), Matt Bomer (White Collar) and the entire Broadway cast are onboard, along with director Joe Mantello.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW set its summer slate, which includes six new series and five returning shows (dates included where announced). Newcomers include British action drama Bulletproof; talent show The Big Stage (June 7 at 9p); comedy game show Hypnotize Me; docu-series Mysteries Decoded; space adventure Pandora; and extreme sports docu-series Red Bull Peaking. Coming back for more are second seasons of Burden of Truth (June 2 at 8p) and The Outpost (July 11 at 9p); season 6 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us (June 17 at 8p); season 7 of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (July 17 at 9p); and season 8 of Masters of Illusion (June 7 at 8p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey has two new weekly talk shows on the way. The Chuey Martinez Show, starring LA personality/pop culture junkie Martinez, launches Thursday, May 2 at 10p, followed at 10:30p by El Rey Nation Show, described as “a 30-minute geek-fandom panel show.” “From its launch, El Rey Network has created opportunities for Latinos in front and behind the camera,” said Daniel Tibbets, General Manager and President of El Rey Network. “We are continuing that mission by introducing our fans to the extraordinary talent featured on both of these new shows.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the heels of Bernie Sanders’ ratings-winning Fox News town hall, fellow Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar will face FNC moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30p.Sanders’ Fox News event was the most-watched town hall of the election season on any cable news net.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Saturday Night Live set its final two hosts for season 44. Academy Award winner Emma Thompson makes her SNL hosting debut on May 11, backed up by the Jonas Brothers in their second appearance as musical guests. Paul Rudd returns to SNL for his fourth hosting stint for the season finale on May 18, with DJ Khaled as first-time musical guest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is airing a Hazel “Maid for a Day” marathon on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, from 5a-10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AccuWeather‘s Jonathan Petramala and Manuel Crespo will join the “Everything Under the Sun” podcast with Meteorologist Regina Miler to discuss their new video series, Puerto Rico: The Art of Recovery, focused on the recovery and rebirth of Puerto Rico’s community and culture 18 months after Hurricane Maria.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! will feature distinct animation styles in a multipart story arc kicking off Sunday, May 5at 9:30p, with two back-to-back episodes on Disney XD and DisneyNOW. Different animation techniques, including CG-stop motion, children’s book illustration, 8-bit, motion comic, are all firsts for a Marvel animated series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Madonna will unveil the world premiere of her video and single, “Medellín” with Malumaduring a globally televised MTV music event, MTV Presents Madonna Live & Exclusive: ‘Medellín’ Video World Premiere, on Wednesday, April 24 at 4p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Project Runway features guest judge Robin Hunicke, cofounder and CEO of indie video game studio, Funomena, in a STEM-focused episode tonight at 9p. The segment will challenge the designers to dress female avatars, creating looks in partnership with female game designers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cherokee actor Wes Studi hosts HDNet Movies’ the Summer of Westerns event beginning Sunday, May 19 at 4:10p with one of his most celebrated roles, as Geronimo: An American Legend, followed by The Big Country, Jeremiah Johnson and Villa Rides.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pablo Schreiber (First ManOrange Is the New Black) has been cast as the lead in Showtime series HALO, based on the Xbox franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of ABC comedy Bless This Mess drew 4.69 million viewers and an 0.9 rating among A18-49, building on its black-ish lead-in and up +50% versus the prior eight episodes of previous Tuesday timeslot holder, Splitting Up Together.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Hillary And Clinton with Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow is opening on Thursday April 18, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/hillary-clinton/

Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus with Nathan Lane is opening on Sunday April 21, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/gary-sequel-titus-andronicus/

All My Sons with Annette Bening & Tracy Letts is opening on Monday April 22, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/all-my-sons/

Tootsie is opening on Tuesday April 23, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/tootsie/

Ink is opening on Wednesday April 24, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/ink/

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