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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/30/19)
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: NBC Countdown at 8:30pm
ABC: 2019 NBA Finals at 9pm
ID: Murder Loves Company (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Finale) at 8pm

She’s back. NBC will air Miss America next year for the first time since the company, which had aired the competition for two decades prior, cut ties in 2015 with the event over then-owner Donald Trump’s anti-immigration comments. ABC aired the show last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS will air the entire first season of The Good Fight, beginning June 16 at 9p. The Good Wife spinoff starring Christine Baranski from creators Robert and Michelle King had been available only SVOD service CBS All Access. The news came from CBS CEO Joe Ianniello during yesterday’s shareholder meeting. In related scheduling news, the season 2 premiere of Instinct, which had been set for 9p June 16, now will air the same time Sunday, June 30.
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In other CBS stories, during the company’s annual meeting its shareholders re-elected 11 members of the board of directors. The board was overhauled following the ouster last fall of former CEO Les Moonves. The only non-independent board members are Shari Redstone and her attorney, Robert Klieger. Four of the remaining nine directors are women; six members joined the board in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The MTV Movie & TV Awards withdrew the nomination of The Chi star Jason Mitchell in the best performance in a show category a week after the actor was dropped from projects including from the Showtime series amid allegations of inappropriate behavior on the set.
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The motion by the estate of Michael Jackson for immediate arbitration in the lawsuit against HBO over the network’s doc Leaving Neverland yesterday was denied by a federal judge. The Jackson family had been trying to have the case be decided by the American Arbitration Assn. and to have it sent back to state court. The documentary that sparked the $100 million suit debuted on HBO on March 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC scored rights to broadcast this year’s third Democratic primary debate, slated for September 12 and 13, in partnership with Univision, the DNC announced. The primetime debate will be seen live on ABC and on Univision with Spanish translation, as well as on ABC News Live streaming channel. Location has not yet been announced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peabody established an East Coast division to its board of directors, to include chair John Huey, former editor-in-chief, Time Inc.; Katie Couric; Nancy Dubuc, CEO, Vice Media; Dave Isay, president/founder, StoryCorps; and Paula Kerger, president/CEO, PBS.
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Bravo is paying tribute to WorldPride, the largest Pride celebration in the world, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and 50 years of LGBTQIA+ liberation, with social, digital and on-air content throughout June, culminating with a Bravo float in the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30. Led by Andy Cohen, the float also will include15 “Bravolebrities,” including Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean and Reza Farahan from Shahs of Sunset.
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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek’s stage 4 pancreatic cancer is responding well to chemotherapy, reports Trebek, 78, in the current issue of a People magazine. Trebek says his doctors report he’s in “near remission” of the cancer, which typically has a 9 percent survival rate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genius Brands International launched a new comedy/adventure animated series for kids created by the legendary Stan Lee—his last project. Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is a co-production among Genius Brands, Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions. Schwarzenegger, who also serves as exec producer, lends his voice as the lead character. Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of Deadpool, is scripting the series. GBI’s Andy Heyward and POW! president Gil Champion serve as exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production is under way on new Starz original series Hightown, from Rebecca Cutter (Gotham), Gary Lennon (Orange Is the New Black, Power) and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Series, which stars Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire) and James Badge Dale (Hold the Dark, 13 Hours), is a crime drama about fiercely flawed people using whoever and whatever they can to get through the night after a body washes ashore on Labor Day weekend. Hightown is created and written by Cutter, who also exec produces alongside Lennon, Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (Lucifer, The Amazing Race), KristieAnne Reed (CSI: Cyber, Lucifer) and Ellen Schwartz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Sunday June 2, Paramount Network will debut Marriage Rescue, a new series that expands the network’s popular Bar Rescue franchise. Marriage Rescue, which also features Jon Taffer, is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment and features Taffer diffusing conflict among newlyweds and couples who’ve been married for decades alike while at a beach resort in the Caribbean.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Putting his unending curiosity and inventiveness to the test, Adam Savage is taking on bigger, badder builds in new eight-ep series Savage Builds, premiering June 12 at 10p on Science Channel.
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Netflix dropped a trailer for high school comedy Mr. Iglesias, starring standup comic Gabriel Iglesias, which bows June 21. Iglesias plays Gabe, a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater and works with gifted but misfit kids.
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The “Sunday nights on E!” summer programming lineup includes the return of Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian, airing Sunday nights beginning July 7 at 9p, and new series Flip It Like Disick, premiering Sunday, August 4 at 10p, which takes the network into the real estate and luxury renovation space with Scott Disick tackling high-end home flipping and remodeling.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX dropped the first trailer for season 3 of Snowfall, its crack cocaine drama series that will return July 10, just a few months after the death of its co-creator, director and exec producer, John Singleton. The trailer is set to Run-D.M.C.’s ‘80s anthem It’s Like That.
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Entertainment icons share their thoughts on the pop culture figures, films and series that defined a decade in AXS TV’s new countdown show The Very VERY Best Of The 70s, which drops tonight (May 30) at 8p with an ep featuring Morgan Fairchild, Anson Williams and George Wallace examining one of the era’s top stand-up comedians, Rodney Dangerfield.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford will sit down with Attorney General Bill Barr for an exclusive interview to air on CBS This Morning on Friday, May 31. An excerpt of the interview will air on Thursday, May 30 on the CBS Evening News at 6:30p.
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CMT announced the next wave of performers for the 2019 CMT Music Awards. New additions include Boyz II Men, Brandi Carlile, Brett Young, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Trombone Shorty and Zac Brown Band. Show airs live Wednesday, June 5 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Live with Kelly and Ryan desk is going to be more crowded on Thursday, June 13. Filling in for Kelly Ripa will be the Jo Bros triumvirate—Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas. The three will provide an update of their new doc Chasing Happiness, latest album and upcoming tour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Masters—Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life premieres Friday, June 14 at 9p on PBS in honor of LGBT Pride Month. The film explores the six-decade career of the playwright and LGBTQ activist, who will receive the Tony Award for lifetime achievement in the theater this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS Kids announced animated series Elinor Wonders Why, slated to bow Labor Day 2020. Created by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson and produced in partnership with Pipeline Studios, series aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions and find answers using science inquiry skills. Main character Elinor, the most observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town, will introduce kids ages 3-5 to science, nature and community through adventures with her friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sketch comedy series All That, Nickelodeon’s longest running live-action series with 171 eps across 10 seasons from 1994-2005, is back—and the network has unveiled the new cast. Filmed in front of a live audience, the reboot, debuting Saturday, June 15 at 8:30p, also will feature musical performances from acts including Daddy Yankee, Ally Brooke and Kane Brown. Cast members are: Ryan Alessi, Reece Caddell. Kate Godfrey, Gabrielle Green, Nathan Janax, Lex Lumpkin and Chinguun Sergelen. In the series premiere, the new cast will be joined by original All That cast members Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Bezos Family Foundation, home of the Vroom initiative that translates research on children’s brain development into tips for parents, and Fred Rogers Productions are extending their partnership to support Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Under the renewed agreement, Vroom will sponsor the fan- series into 2020 with promotional spots continuing to air on PBS Kids broadcast and digital channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carla Gugino will topline opposite Jack Huston and Cameron Britton in season 2 of Spectrum Originals’ anthology series Manhunt, from Lionsgate Television… Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga added Andrea-Rachel Parker to the cast of the 10-ep drama… Joslyn DeFreece will recur on CBS All Access drama Strange Angel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, with the May sweep (April 25 – May 22) winding down, Judge Judy (7.1 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 1% from the week before) captured more than 9.8 million daily viewers and outperformed an until-recently unstoppable Jeopardy! (6.2, up 2%). Judge Judy has shut down all competitors for 42 of the last 45 weeks with the only three misses coming at the buzzer hands of superstar Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer. In talk shows Dr Phil (2.8, up 4%) was the sole strip in positive territory, finishing first for 141 weeks in a row. In other dayparts, reports on the life and death of America’s Box-Office Sweetheart of the 50’s and 60’s Doris Day and legendary comedian Tim Conway fueled some of the popular entertainment magazines. Entertainment Tonight (six-week high 2.9, up 4%) set the pace, leading all mags for a third straight week. Access (1.2) held steady at a five-week high and rolled to a tie with TMZ (1.2, down 8%). Daily Mail TV (1.0, up 11%), recently renewed for season three, climbed into a tie with Extra (1.0, down 9%). Elsewhere, Dateline (1.3, up 8%) maintained its strangle-hold on the true crime genre for the 36th week in a row.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune with Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon is opening on Thursday May 30, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/frankie-and-johnny-clair-de-lune/

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