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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ CMT AWARDS/ BROADWAY

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/6/19)
A&E: Hero Ink (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Unspouse My House (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HGTV: House Hunters International (Premiere) at 10:30pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Alone (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Ms. T’s Music Factory (Premiere) at 10pm
REVOLT: Drink Champs (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE: What on Earth? (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Queen of the South (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Paradise Hotel (Finale) at 8pm
PARAMOUNT NETWORK: Wife Swap (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Braxton Family Values (Finale) at 9pm

Alec Baldwin will headline Comedy Central’s next roast, to be taped in NYC this summer. “Alec Baldwin has done so many great things it will be a unique treat to spend a night focusing on everything he’d rather forget,” said Jonas Larsen, EVP Talent and Development, Comedy Central.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy canceled two shows based on graphic novels. Hitman/unicorn drama Happy! got the axe after two seasons, while student assassin series Deadly Class got killed after one. The shows are being shopped, by Universal Content Productions and Sony TV, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite reports that Jussie Smollett might be back for the sixth and final season of Fox’s Empire, he “will NOT be returning,” tweeted series co-creator Lee Daniels. Smollett was written out of the end of season five after he was accused of staging a hate crime against himself. While charges were dropped, the actor is being sued in civil court for police hours spent investigating the case.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix took a blow in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday when Superior Court Judge Marc Gross ruled against the streamer, which had wanted him to declare Fox’s enforcement of fixed-term employment agreements for all of its employees was unlawful. In 2016, Fox sued Netflix for inducing executives to break their contracts to join Netflix; Netflix claimed the contracts were in violation of California law. The fight’s not over yet – a trial is scheduled for January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former Fox News anchor and Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson, who sued then-FNC chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, has stepped down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization. Carlson had pushed for the elimination of the swimsuit competition. NBC announced last week it will air the 2020 event. “With a promising network partnership, the time is ideal to give new leadership the opportunity to move forward with what has been accomplished,” said Carlson. “Miss America will always be a part of who I am and I will enthusiastically watch as the organization continues to grow and succeed.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viceland ordered new seasons of F*ck, That’s Delicious and Traveling The Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens. Production is underway on Aliens in LA ahead of a planned July 17 premiere; the fourth season of Delicious will begin production later in the year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alone returns to History tonight, June 7. What sets the survival series – and this season – apart from the pack? “The amount of pride, skill, and determination shown by every Alone participant year after year is unprecedented in survival programming,” says Shawn Witt, EP and co-president of Leftfield Pictures. “The 10 experts we selected for our coldest location ever are no exception and some raised that bar astronomically. Between close encounters with big predators and temperatures below -40ºF, the Canadian Arctic gives new meaning to being utterly and terrifyingly alone in the wild.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen’s A Lie to Die For premieres Sunday, June 24 at 8p. True crime series follows the stories of lies so significant, people were willing to kill rather than be found out.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America’s Top Gear returns Sunday, July 14 at 8p, with new hosts Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness and returning host Chris Harris.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment signed a deal with Universal Kids for Amazon Prime’s Just Add Magic. Universal Kids has taken second window in the US for seasons 1 and 2, with the option to take seasons 3 and 4 starting February 2020.  The show’s first season will launch on Universal Kids on June 9 at 7:30 pm.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahead of its June 15 series premiere, Ovation announced that the second season of Frankie Drake Mysteries will be coming to the arts net. Mystery series set in 1920s Toronto launches its second run on Saturday, July 27 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Tianamen Square uprising, PBS will air Tianamen: The People Versus the Party, a day-by-day account of the seven weeks during which students and Chinese citizens protested for more freedom, on Tuesday, June 25 at 9p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network fans needn’t to wait until December for snowman desserts. Special Holiday Baking Championship: Christmas in July has bakers going at it on Monday, July 15 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s MasterChef Latino welcome a group of 30 kids as guests of honor on Sunday, June 9 at 7p. In the episode, contestants will not only face the Mystery Box and an unknown ingredient, but pint-sized judges.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv has entered a licensing agreement with Twentieth Television that brings all six seasons of family comedy Reba to the net. Series aired on The WB and The CW from 2001-2007.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SeriesFest has added to the previously announced lineup for its annual International Spotlight in partnership with Liberty Global. Additions include the world premiere of NBC’s Bluff City Law, including cast members Jimmy Smits (Dexter), Caitlin McGee (I’m Dying Up Here), Barry Sloane (Revenge), Michael Luwoye (The Gifted), MaameYaa Boafo (Chicago Med), Stony Blyden (Edge of Seventeen) and Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards); as well as a collection virtual reality events. The fifth annual festival takes place June 21-26 in Denver.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cleo TV and Spectrum are teaming up to take series Cleo Speaks on a five city tour, kicking off Monday, June 10 in NYC. The “Cleo Speaks: She Speaks. We Listen!” tour will highlight prominent local women of color and include moderated panel discussions, and meet and greets with celebrity guests.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is testing a new feed in its mobile app called Extras, with trailers and photos for upcoming shows. “We are testing a feed of video extras in our mobile app to help fans connect more deeply with the titles they love and discover new ones to watch,” a spokesperson told Variety. “These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elizabeth Hurley (The Royals) landed a role in season three of Hulu’s Runaways, as Marvel villain Morgen le Fay…Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will recur on the ninth and final season of USA’s Suits.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo’s three-night limited series, The Hot Zone, was the net’s most-watched scripted series of all time, averaging a .82 in Live+3 ratings in the demo over three nights, just shy of besting The Story of God With Morgan Freeman as the network’s most-watched series of all time. The series premiere on May 27 lifted National Geographic to the No. 5 ad-supported cable network in the target demo for the night and No. 2 among total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

May sweep ratings for Jeopardy! (7.0 average, up 19% from last May) got a major boost from phenom contestant James Holzhauer, but finished second to syndication’s number one show of the season, Judge Judy (7.1 Live+SD. Dr Phil (2.8, down 13%) coasted to victory in the talk show race, winning May for the eighth year in a row.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Mama June: From Not to Hot concluded season three with the two most highly rated episodes all season and a drug intervention finale that delivered season-highs in total viewers and all key demos. With 1.4 million viewers for the finale in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, total viewers grew 35 percent from premiere over the 11-episode half-season, 41 percent among W18-49, and 37 percent among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2019 CMT MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1044030/cmt-music-awards-2019-winners-the-complete-list

BROADWAY
Network with Bryan Cranston is closing on Saturday June 8, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/network/

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