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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS/ BROADWAY

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/2/19)
CW: iZombie (Premiere) at 8pm
EL REY: The Chuey Martinez Show (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Murder Chose Me (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: On Tour With Asperger’s Are Us (Finale) at 8:30pm

Lionsgate and Starz are accelerating the integration of their TV operations under Lionsgate Entertainment CEO Jon Feltheimer, consolidating their TV physical production and postproduction, legal, TV music, business affairs and production-related TV finance departments. There are no plans at present to eliminate positions. The integration arrives three months after the departure of Starz chief Chris Albrecht.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the latest salvo in the ongoing dispute between the WGA and the talent agencies, Chris Keyser, co-chair of the WGA’s agency negotiating committee, said in a 16-minute video released yesterday the Association of Talent Agencies never made a legit offer for a new agreement before negotiations ended April 12, and that the guild’s members “will not be bullied” by the agencies. The WGA on April 17 filed a civil lawsuit against the four major packaging agencies accusing them of violating laws with respect to fiduciary duties to their writer clients.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media will stage a Tribute to LGBTQ Achievements in Television on Wednesday, May 15 in NY. The event will salute Will & Grace and Modern Family, as well as Billy Crystal for his groundbreaking portrayal of “Jodie Dallas” on Soap. Presenters Include Matt Bomer, Jason Collins, Anderson Cooper, Laverne Cox, Alan Cumming, Don Lemon, Greg Louganis, and Jane Lynch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Christiane Amanpour, CNN chief international anchor and host of PBS’ nightly global affairs show Amanpour, will receive the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 2019 Directorate Emmy Award at an event Monday, November 25 in NY.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kanye West is making his first big foray into television. Showtime is developing Omniverse, a limited half-hour anthology series from West, Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Westbrook Studios and writer Lee Sung Jin (Undone). Project aims to look at the many doors of perception, with season 1 explores the Ego through an alternate reality West. Jaden Smith is attached to star as a young West and also to exec produce with Jin, West and Braun.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Holden Jones, co-creator of The Resident, is expanding her relationship with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind the series. Jones inked a new overall deal, through which she’ll continue her work on The Resident, recently renewed for a third season, and other projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network put in development topical scripted drama series Coyote, starring and exec-produced by Michael Chiklis (The Shield). From Michelle MacLaren (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad) and Sony Pictures Television, series follows an agent who, on the day of his mandatory retirement from the US Border Patrol, discovers an illicit tunnel used to shuttle black market goods into the country Mexico. Paramount Net also is developing Southern drama Heaven of Hell, in collaboration with Charter and its Spectrum Originals shingle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment One, together with Brad Peyton and Bell Media, announced an eight-ep series order for mystery drama Albedo for Bell Media in Canada, in partnership with Vudu in the US. The show marks a return to television for Evangeline Lilly, who will star and exec-produce. Story takes place 150 years in the future, when detective Vivien Coleman is dispatched to the edge of the solar system to investigate a scientist’s mysterious death on board an isolated space station and finds herself trapped and cut-off from Earth along with a crew of scientists.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix optioned feature rights to Jason Rekulak’s YA novel The Impossible Fortress; Aggregate Films and GoldDay will produce a film based on the tome, which the Rekulak will adapt the novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A couple of new Outdoor Sportsman Group series spotlight different angles on hunting. Matt Busbice hosts all-female hunting competition show For Love or Likes, airing Thursdays at 7p on Outdoor Channel, that unites the cultural power of social media with the traditional lifestyle of hunting. Mike Stroff, Jaime Satterfield and the Savage Outdoors pro-staff takes viewers on a wild ride through some of the best big game hunting in North America in Savage Outdoors, Tuesdays at 10p on Sportsman Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network set July 17 as the premiere date for the ninth and final season of Suits and the launch of its spinoff series Pearson, which stars Gina Torres. Suits will air at 9p, immediately followed by Pearson at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes will present pre- and post-fight coverage of the match between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs across its digital platforms and on Titulares y Mas, the network’s sports and entertainment show. The Telemundo Deportes’ app and the Telemundo Deportes Facebook page also will live stream the undercard event to the fight Saturday, May 4 in Las Vegas, beginning at 9p… In related news, Telemundo Deportes this week unveils its campaign for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, for which it is the exclusive Spanish-language network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! will add a fourth hour of live red carpet television coverage at the 71st annual Met Gala on Monday, May 6, with coverage beginning at 5p. Also as part of the network’s multiplatform coverage, E! Stream The Red Carpet: Met Gala, returns to @ENews’ Twitter, the E! News” app and eonline.com beginning at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Revolt TV will premiere the doc Back to Natural Monday, May 6 at 10p. On the tail of the revolutionary announcement that California is moving to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyles, Back to Natural is an in-depth exploration of the “new” natural hair movement, the globalized policing of natural Black hair and the inextricable connection between hair, politics, and racial identity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Yeti is back in the spotlight in Travel Channel’s new series In Search of Monsters, which will have a one-hour ep dedicated to the mythical creature airing Wednesday, May 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will air live following both nights of the first Democratic debate, Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27 at 11:35p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS is rolling back the clock to 1969 with a summer slate commemorating the cultural milestones and technological triumphs of 50 years ago including gay liberation, the lunar landing and Woodstock. Among new specials and limited series are The Lavendar Scare, premiering Tuesday, June 18 at 9p and documenting the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement; three-part Chasing the Moon on American Experience, beginning Monday, July 8 at 9p; and Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation on American Experience on Tuesday, August 6 at 9p. In addition, PBS is dedicating the month of July to commemorate the wonder of the universe with its “Summer of Space” multiplatform experience, including more than 15 hours of new space and history content. Viewers also can revisit the journey of Apollo 11 for their eight-day, three-hour, 18-minute and 35-second mission in 8 Days: To the Moon and Back, a new BBC Studios doc premiering Wednesday, July 17 at 9p. PBS will round out its summer lineup with new three-part series Family Pictures USA, debuting Monday, August 12 at 9p, which explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first ep of Adam Rippon’s new series Break The Ice is live. Episode 1 features YouTube creator and Late Night host Lilly Singh, and is available on Rippon’s YouTube channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Slate yesterday added to its quickly accelerating podcast slate. The publisher announced the launch of Man Up, an interview show focused on modern masculinity. It’s the third podcast Slate has launched this year, and two additional launches are on the horizon before June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three new eps of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood are slated to air on PBS Kids May 20-22. New stories will address preschool experiences including being sad when a parent has to travel for work and worrying about doing something new. In other Daniel news, the companion app Daniel Tiger for Parents hit the 1 million download milestone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In celebration of “National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day,” NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations will for the fifth year stage its pet adoption campaign Clear the Shelters in communities in the US and Puerto Rico on Saturday, August 17. Since 2015, the NBC and Telemundo campaign has helped more than a quarter million pets find new homes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Driven by both the premiere of La Reina del Sur season 2 and the live telecast of the 21st edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Telemundo last week delivered its best weekly performance of the season in 8-11p, averaging more than 1.8 million Total Viewers and nearly 900,000 A18-49, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 6 of History’s The Curse of Oak Island finished on Tuesday with 3.3 million Total Viewers (+6% vs. S5), marking the show’s best season ever with Total Viewers. Later in the evening, the season 2 premiere of The Curse of Civil War Gold delivered 2.2 million Total Viewers, the network’s best Season 2 premiere with Total Viewers since The Curse of Oak Island four-plus years ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/awards/8509655/billboard-music-awards-2019-winners-list

BROADWAY
Frankie And Johnny In The Clair de Lune with Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon is starting previews on Saturday May 4, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/frankie-and-johnny-clair-de-lune/

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