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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/15/19)
A&E: Wahlburgers: Wahl of Fame (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Wahlburgers (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: The Employables (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Southern Charm (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: Survivor (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Riverdale (Finale) at 8pm
WGN AMERICA: Gone (Finale) at 9pm

The Walt Disney Company is taking full control of Hulu effective immediately, in return for Disney and Comcast entering into a “put/call” agreement for NBCUniversal’s 33% stake in the service. Disney has the right to buy out NBCU’s share of Hulu as early as January 2024. NBCU can end its licensing agreements with Hulu in three years, and in one year will be able to take back some of the content it licenses to Hulu for its upcoming streaming platform. “We are now able to completely integrate Hulu into our direct-to-consumer business and leverage the full power of The Walt Disney Company’s brands and creative engines to make the service even more compelling and a greater value for consumers,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shortly after the Disney/Hulu deal was announced, FX head John Landgraf told journalists at a press event that he doesn’t think edgy FX belongs on Disney streaming platform Disney+ “at all.” Instead, FX “belongs on Hulu.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox NFL Sunday host Terry Bradshaw apologized for a comment he made about Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken) during Fox’s upfront presentation. As part of onstage banter, Bradshaw joked about being eliminated from Fox competition The Masked Singer, on which Jeong was a judge, by “Alan Thicke and the little short guy from Japan.” Said Bradshaw, “I made an insensitive remark today about Ken, who I’ve known for some time. I’ve spoken to him about the importance of cultural respect and apologized for my offensive comments. I would like to also apologize to the Asian-American community for my insensitivity.” (Bradshaw also confused Alan Thicke with his son, Robin Thicke, who was the other Masked Singer judge.)
(Source: Cynopsis)

Today, President of Ad Sales Donna Speciale will take the stage for her company’s big Upfront event – but now the name of that company is WarnerMedia, not Turner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At FX’s pre-Upfront event on Tuesday, FX Chairman John Landgraf told journalists American Crime Story will return when Ryan Murphy “decides what he wants to do next.” Four true crime stories, which FX has rights to, are under consideration.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is passing on drama pilots NYPD Blue, Heart of Life and Nana for the fall season, but they might see life on the network yet. At ABC’s Upfront press event, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said, “In concert with the producers, we decided to slow down and get it right, particularly NYPD Blue, which was a groundbreaking drama on this network.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daddy Yankee is set to exec produce Univision reality show Reina De La Cancion. “As I step into this role, I look forward to finding the next big female star, the next Reina,” said the Puerto Rican singer, actor and record producer. The series will feature Latina contestants representing all musical genres.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Filmmaker Albert Hughes (Alpha, Menace II Society) is joining as executive producer and will make his television directorial debut helming multiple episodes of Showtime’s The Good Lord Bird from Blumhouse Television. Limited series is based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kate Gosselin (Jon & Kate Plus 8) is looking for love on TLC’s Kate Plus Date, launching on TLC Monday, June 10 at 10p. In the 6-parter, matchmakers try to help the mom-of-many find the perfect partner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of David Letterman talker My Next Guest Needs No Introduction premieres on Netflix Friday, May 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HLN original series Hell in the Heartland: What Happened to Ashley and Laura? premieres Sunday, June 2 at 9p. Four-part docu-series explores a harrowing missing persons case that is currently evolving into a much larger story of unsolved murder, and allegations of cover-up and corruption in Oklahoma.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new version of Nickelodeon’s All That premieres Saturday, June 15 at 8:30p, featuring a performance by the Jonas Brothers. One week later comes the debut of new animated comedy, LEGO City, on Saturday, June 22 at 11:30a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Documentary Films will premiere documentary 16 Shots  on Friday, June 14 at 9p. Feature examines the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer and the ensuing cover-up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV will celebrate the work of the late Tim Conway this week with a McHale’s Navy marathon on Sunday, May 19 from 9-10p, followed by a 1979 appearance on Johnny Carson, and a guest role on Coach at 11:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, animated STEM series Ready Jet Go! special,  Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step will premiere Monday, June 17 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining Oscar winner Cate Blanchett in FX limited series Mrs. America, which tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, are Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Tracey Ullman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Added to the cast of AT&T Audience’s Condor are Constance Zimmer (UnREAL), Toby Leonard Moore (Billions), Eric Johnson (Vikings), Rose Rollins (The Catch), Alexei Bondar (The Americans), Isidora Goreshter (Shameless) and Jonathan Kells Phillips (Madam Secretary).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Richard Harmon (The 100), Nicole Munoz (Defiance), Keeya King (Jigsaw) and pro-wrestler Big Show  have joined the cast of SYFY’s action-horror series Van Helsing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A companion podcast for NBC competition Songland, launching Tuesday, May 28, debuted Monday on the IHeartPodcast network. Regular episodes will go live every Tuesday night after the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

C13Originals, a division of podcast company Cadence13, announced the launch of Gangster Capitalism, the inaugural docuseries from Cadence13’s new venture focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The penultimate episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones hit an all-time series and network high linear audience of 12.5 million viewers, up 6% from last week. Among A18-49, the episode delivered a 5.4 rating.
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Jeopardy! (8.3 Live+SD Nielsens, up 11% from the week before) clocked its best numbers since the week ending March 6, 2005. Although big winner James Holzhauer has been put on hiatus from May 6-17 while the show airs a tournament, he’ll be back in action on May 20. Holzhauer-powered Jeopardy! gave a nice boost to the show that follows or leads in to it in numerous cities, Wheel of Fortune (6.4, up 10%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

When Calls the Heart  returned to Hallmark Channel (Lori Loughlin-less)h last week to rank as the highest-rated and most-watched scripted series on ad-supported cable. The show’s two-night event, featuring new back-to-back episodes on Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6, averaged a 2.7 HH rating, 2.7 million Total Viewers, and 340,000 W25-54 on a Live +3 basis. Both episodes registered as the highest-rated and most-watched programs of the day on their respective air dates and boosted Hallmark Channel to rank as the #2 network on cable from Sunday through Monday during Prime Time, excluding news and sports.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s The Voice grabbed the most viewers with 7.6 million on Monday, but the season 15 premiere of ABC’s The Bachelorette was tops in the demo, with a 1.3 rating among A18-49, versus The Voice’s 1.1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Its live coverage of the Liga MX matchup between Tigres UANL and Pachuca, handed Univision the #2 broadcast network ranking, after NBC, on Saturday night among A18-34 (176,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Tim Conway died May 14. He was 85. The beloved actor was best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show. “He was one in a million,” said Burnett, “not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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