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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/1/19)
NBC: 2019 Billboard Music Awards at 8pm
BRAVO: Best Room Wins (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Impossible Engineering: Extreme Railroads (Premiere) at 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Into The Wild Colombia (Premiere) at 8pm
HULU: The Act (Finale)
PBS: Nature: American Spring Live (Finale) at 8pm

Broadband and video services provider Altice USA plans to boost its news operation with the acquisition three-year-old, digital-first startup Cheddar for $200 million. Millennial-focused Cheddar will fold into Altice News, to be led by Cheddar founder Jon Steinberg. “Cheddar has demonstrated an innovative approach to live news while building an engaged audience, solid followership and a strong brand,” said Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei. “As one of Cheddar’s early investors, we have enjoyed our partnership with Jon and admire the entrepreneurial spirit, energy and smart disruptive mentality that he brings to the news business.” The transaction is expected to close in the next two months upon receipt of regulatory approval.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Netflix ordered season three of On My Block, one month after the coming-of-age comedy’s season two premiere. Production begins this year in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also renewed for season three is another coming-of-age series, Showtime drama The Chi, produced in namesake city Chicago. Season two is airing Sundays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Boasting the daytime ratings crown for 32 years and counting, CBS renewed its entire daytime lineup – The Talk, game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal, and soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. “For almost a third of a century, CBS has demonstrated a remarkable legacy of success in Daytime,” said Angelica McDaniel, EVP CBS Daytime Programs and Syndicated Programs Development. “Our programming continues to maintain a level of achievement unheard of in today’s television landscape.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media added to its Board of Trustees and Los Angeles Board of Governors. Joining the Paley Board of Trustees will be Anne del Castillo, Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment & Direct-to-Consumer; David Kenny, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Diversity Officer, NielsenVincent Sadusky, Chief Executive Officer, Univision Communications Inc.; and Phil Spencer, Executive Vice President, Gaming, Microsoft. Joining the Los Angeles Board of Governors will be George Cheeks, Co-Chairman, NBC EntertainmentMegan Clarken, Chief Commercial Officer, Nielsen Global Media; Charlie Collier, CEO, Fox Entertainment; Brian Robbins, President, Nickelodeon Group; and Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Communications unveiled exclusive analysis of 2018 voter turnout data in key states, and insights into the Hispanic vote in advance of the 2020 U.S. election, at the company’s Hispanic Voters: The New Majority Makers, Lessons from 2018, Winning Strategies for 2020, event in Washington, DC. Among the takeaways: In crucial states, it’s estimated that Hispanic voter turnout doubled in 2018 vs. 2014 (13 million vs. 6.7 million); and the rate of increase in Hispanic voters in 2018 vs. 2014 was more than double that of total voters (96% vs. 42%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix, announced the company’s initial slate of upcoming projects, including scripted, unscripted and documentary series, as well as full-length features and documentaries.  Among the series are Bloom, an upstairs/downstairs drama set in the post WWII world of fashion; Overlooked, adapted from the New York Times ongoing column of belated obituaries; preschool series Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents; and non-fiction Fifth Risk, based on a book by best-selling author Michael Lewis that portrays the unheralded work done by everyday heroes to safeguard the nation. “We love this slate because it spans so many different interests and experiences, yet it’s all woven together with stories that are relevant to our daily lives,” said Michelle Obama. “We think there’s something here for everyone – moms and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network ordered 10 one-hour episodes of comedy/drama 68 Whiskey from Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television StudiosBrian Grazer will serve as an executive producer along with Ron Howard, Imagine Television Group Chairman Francie Calfo (Empire), Imagine Television President Samie Kim Falvey and Roberto Benabib (Weeds), who is also set to write.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Liz Meriwether (New Girl) inked an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, where she’ll continue to work on Bless This Mess, Single Parents and pilot Woman Up, as well as develop new series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MY Entertainment, Michael Yudin’s New York-based production company has acquired new format Dancefloor Date from Newen Distribution. Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance) is onboard as showrunner and executive producer for the double-blind dating competition show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel is launching a celebration of man’s first step on the moon, starting with Apollo’s Moon Shot. Six-part series premieres Sunday, June 16 at 8p, exploring the Moon program through rare access to Apollo artifacts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. A companion augmented reality app will enable users to participate in the mission. One-hour documentary The Day We Walked on the Moon (Sunday, July 7 at 9p) relives those 24 hours through the revelations of the men and women who were there and those impacted across the globe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV countdown series The Very VERY Best of the 70s premieres Thursday, May 16 at 8p. Exec producer Katie Daryl (Top Ten Revealed) guides panels of celebrity guests like Morgan Fairchild, Brady Bunch brother Barry Williams and game show host Bob Eubanks, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America limited series The Disappearance, centered on the unexplained disappearance of a 10-year-old boy, starts its summer run Tuesday, July 9 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD is bringing back Secrets of the Zoo on Sunday, June 2 at 9p. Series goes behind the scenes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s America Unearthed returns Tuesday, May 28 at 10p, with forensic geologist Scott Wolter using science to solve buried mysteries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting documents the impact of technology and social media on families, offering insights, research (like the hidden psychological toll of the selfie habit) and solutions. Two-hour special airs Friday, May 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The latest installment from ID’s “Murder Mystery” franchise, Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery, dissects evidence to decipher the truth behind a mysterious death at a California mansion. Two-hour special event premieres Monday, May 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Everything’s coming up roses for BritBox. The streaming service is bringing the British Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show to the U.S. via its “NOW” feature, from May 20-May 24 in a deal that also includes coverage of the 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as well as rights to additional Society events including the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (June), the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (July) and the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first TV comedy special from podcast host and comedian Brendan Schaub, Brendan Schaub You’d Be Surprised, premieres Friday, May 17 at 10p on Showtime. The former college football player, retired mixed martial arts fighter and talk–show host takes center stage to complete a life-long dream.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest’s Clueless live read will star Issa Rae as the movie’s main character, Cher; Amanda Seales as Dionne; and Ilana Glazer as Tai. The reading from  Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion will feature drag queens Trixie Mattel (Romy), Katya Zamolodchikova (Michele) and San Francisco legend Peaches Christ (Heather). Festival takes place in San Francisco from June 21-23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Donal Logue (Gotham) landed the male lead in Quibi comedy Dummy, opposite Anna Kendrick, reports Deadline…French actor Vincent Cassel is joining the season three cast of HBO’s Westworld.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also unveiled a major redesign, which he called “the biggest change to the Facebook app in the last five years.” The new look includes the replacement of Facebook’s blue bar with a clean white design.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple announced it is ceasing development of photo editing app Aperture. Users of the app will be transitioned to Photos, a new app coming next year. “Photos integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found in Aperture and will replace iPhoto on the new OS X as well,” said the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple reported that profits in the past quarter dropped due to falling iPhone sales, but results were above Wall Street expectations, with better-than-anticipated results from its new products and services.“Our March quarter results show the continued strength of our installed base of over 1.4 billion active devices, as we set an all-time record for Services, and the strong momentum of our Wearables, Home and Accessories category, which set a new March quarter record,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO. “We delivered our strongest iPad growth in six years, and we are as excited as ever about our pipeline of innovative hardware, software and services.” Apple shares rose over 5% in after hours trading.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode on HBO drew 12.02 million Total Viewers in linear alone, second in the show’s history only to the season seven finale, and almost two million more than the week prior. Across platforms, the show delivered a series record-breaking 17.8 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision ranked as the number two broadcast network on Saturday among A18-49 and A18-34 with live coverage of Sábado Futbolero. Preceded by America vs. Santos Laguna, which drew in 886,000 Total Viewers 2+, 450,000 A18-49 and 165,000 A18-34, Guadalajara (Chivas) vs. Leon increased the lead-in audience by +28% with 1.1 million Total Viewers 2+ and ranked as the second and third most-watched program on broadcast television in the respective A18-34 (193,000) and A18-49 (512,000) demos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s Saturday night Hallmark Hall of Fame original, Love Takes Flight, was not only the highest-rated and most-watched cable program on Saturday, but also of the entire week, with the exception of news and sports. The premiere averaged a 2.5 Household rating, 2.6 million Total Viewers, and 303,000 W25-54, and reached 3.4 million unduplicated Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Five epsodes into its sophomore season, Freeform’s Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger grew for the 2nd straight week among W18-34 (+19%, to 86,000) and A18-49 (+4%, to 338,000) and rose +18% among W19-49, to 182,000, for new season highs in all three Nielsen measures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication,  Dr Phil (2.7, down 4%) led the talk category, followed by Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.3, up 5%), and Ellen DeGeneres (1.9, unchanged). One of the few strips to capture double digit growth for the week was newcomer Chicago PD (0.9, up 13%), which also rose 25% among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CASTING CALL
Male or Female on air fashion expert or TV Host/performer to represent fashion stylist apparel brand on QVC.  Must be comfortable with overnight and early morning shifts.  Should be located w/in 2 hrs of suburban Philadelphia.  Photo, Resumes and links to Casting Director Sean De Simone:  lghostingcasting@gmail.com
(Source: Cynopsis)

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