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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/20/19)
ABC: Holey Moley (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Family Food Fight (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Reef Break (Premiere) at 10pm
DISNEY CHANNEL: Bunk’d (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Spin The Wheel (Premiere) at 9pm
FYI: Holiday Dream Home (Premiere) at 9pm
FYI: Man vs. Master: Chef Battle (Premiere) at 11pm
ID: Forbidden: Dying For Love (Premiere) at 9pm
SUNDANCE TV: Rosehaven (Premiere) at 12am
COMEDY CENTRAL: Klepper (Finale) at 11:30pm

Quibi has booked $100 million in ad sales ahead of its 2020 launch, with Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch, Walmart, Progressive and Google onboard. Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman were at Cannes Lions to share news about their upcoming short-form digital service, and revealed that an hour of Quibi content will be divided into chapters and include about two and a half minutes of advertising (versus seventeen and a half minutes on broadcast TV). “The opportunity exists for us to do something really new and differentiated and is going to create a new consumption habit,” said Katzenberg. The expectation is that about 75% of subscribers will opt for the service’s $4.99/month ad-supported offering. The ad-free service will set viewers back $7.99/month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is getting ready to make an offer for Viacom, reports the Wall Street Journal, adding that the National Amusements sister companies have already had preliminary discussions about a possible deal. It would be the third attempt at a merger in four years; the companies were split in 2006. Shares of Viacom rose 4% after the news broke.
(Source: Cynopsis)

According the new Beta Research Cable Network Interest study, among non-subscribers to cable TV/cord cutters, the top ranked major basic networks on high interest were Discovery Channel (42%), History (39%), Food Network (37%) , National Geographic Channel (37%), Animal Planet (35%), A&E (32%), AMC (32%) and FX (32%). It’s the fourth year in a row Discovery took the crown. The top ranked digital basic networks were FX Movie Channel (43%), Cooking Channel (42%), Discovery Life (38%), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (36%), Science (36%) and DIY Network (34%). Among W18-49, Food Network ranked #1, Discovery Channel #2, Animal Planet #3 and HGTV #4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV docu-series Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club is closing its doors after one season. The show followed the opening of Lohan’s club in Mykonos, Greece, but the actress/entrepreneur has now sold the nightclub, according to People, and her rep said “she is not doing another season.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also one and done is Netflix’s Chambers. The supernatural drama from creator and showrunner Leah Rachel starred Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn. On the flip side, Netflix renewed I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson. Sophomore season of the sketch comedy series is slated to arrive in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse, the cross-platform entertainment media brand, announced yesterday that it will emerge from Chapter 11 on schedule. In April, the company announced its plan to quickly emerge from voluntary, pre-packaged Chapter 11 protection as it sought to reduce its secured debt by approximately $200 million while significantly reducing related interest expenses. The company’s plan having been approved at a hearing in Delaware, the company will officially exit Chapter 11 in the coming weeks. “I would first like to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication during this challenging period,” said Fuse Media interim CEO Miguel Roggero. “Looking forward, Fuse will continue to provide content that entertains and inspires young and underserved Latino and multicultural audiences, and to collaborate with creative, brand and distribution partners who share this goal.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Television Critics Association announced the nominees for the 35th Annual TCA Awards, honoring the best series, creators, and stars of the 2018-2019 season. HBO leads the pack with 15 nominations, followed by Netflix, which scored 14. FX ranks third with eight nods and Amazon has five, while CBS and PBS each have four; NBC and Showtime have three; and BBC America and Pop TV have two. AMC, Comedy Central, Disney Jr., Lifetime, MSNBC, Starz, and TBS each earned one. Winners will be announced at a presentation on Saturday, August 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will & Grace, Full House, Murphy Brown and Roseanne are just a few of the shows that have been brought back, with varying degrees of success. The team at DirecTVdeals.com surveyed movie and TV viewers about which shows they’d like to see continue, and M*A*S*H and ER topped the list, with 30% of respondents saying they’d like them to return. The medical dramas were followed by comedies Friends (25%), Seinfeld (24%) and Parks & Recreation (22%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime announced a Title sponsorship of many of its Book to Screen summer programming initiatives with Audible, producer and provider of audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, to feature Audible Escape, a package including access to thousands of best-selling love and romance stories. Sponsorship runs June 29 through August 2019 and covers three Jane Green novels, Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures, followed by several VC Andrews titles from the Casteel Family series. “This collaboration felt right for both brands as it allows us to speak to and serve this audience the content they love digitally, socially and of course on our air and on Audible everywhere,” said David DeSocio, EVP Ad Sales Marketing and Partnerships, A+E Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Ruderman Family Foundation is enlisting Hollywood studios, networks and production companies to commit to auditioning actors with disabilities with each new production picked up to series, and CBS is the first Hollywood company to sign the  pledge. “We take pride in our commitment to cast and hire people with disabilities in our productions,” CBS Entertainment EVP, Diversity, Inclusion & Communications Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i said. “We salute the Ruderman Family Foundation for advocating for this very achievable and important goal.” CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans was one of the initial TV series this spring to receive the Foundation’s Seal of Authentic Representation, for its casting of Daryl “Chill” Mitchell in the role of agent Patton Plame.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has enlisted Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) to host its Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reboot. The hire is one way HGTV “will put its own creative lens” on the series, which aired on ABC from 2003-2012, said Jane Latman, President, HGTV. “We’ll make some variations to creative aspects of the show, but it will always deliver the great storytelling that made it one of the most iconic and successful properties in television. Jesse’s a funny guy, with a warm, caring nature who will help us find the humor and joy in every situation.” Produced by Endemol Shine North. America, the show will debut in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ken Olin inked an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television that calls for the This Is Us EP and director to develop new projects for all platforms. “Ken is a special talent and a terrific guy who has been such a valuable resource to [This Is Us creator] Dan [Fogelman] and everyone at This Is Us,” 20th Century Fox TV’s President of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis said. “Keeping him at this studio and on that important show was literally a mission for Howard [Kurtzman, President of Business Operations] and me, and we’re equally excited to work on other projects with him.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Janet Mock (Pose) inked an overall deal with Netflix to produce new series exclusively for the streamer, which will have a first-look at Mock’s feature projects. Mock will also serve as EP and director on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series on Hollywood, as well as other future Murphy projects. Mock is the first black trans woman to establish an overall deal with a major studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network ordered a third season of original series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner. Season one averaged 5.1 million total viewers per episode, making it 2018’s most-watched new cable series and ranking second across all cable TV series for the year; season two premiered last night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo is in talks to turn limited series The Hot Zone into an anthology series, reports Deadline. Launched May 27, the Ebola outbreak drama has become the net’s most-watched scripted series ever, with 9.33 million viewers in Live+7 across premieres and repeats.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Industrial Media announced that director and executive producer Matthew Galkin and his company, Fairhaven Films, have entered an exclusive overall deal with the independent production group behind American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Through the deal, Industrial Media’s CEO, Eli Holzman, and President, Aaron Saidman, will work closely with Galkin to create, develop, and produce new documentary television and film content under the Industrial Media umbrella.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Niecy Nash (Claws) is set to star in Kidnapped: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, the first movie greenlit by Lifetime under the Robin Roberts Presents movie and documentary banner. Executive produced by Roberts, production is currently underway and also stars Rayven Symone Ferrell (The Hate U Gave) and Ta’Rhonda Jones (Empire), in the true story of a young woman who discovers at age 18 that she was abducted as a baby and the family she knew to be hers, wasn’t. The film, set to premiere in 2020, will be followed by a companion documentary featuring the real-life people depicted in the movie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Queens MediaWorks announced it has finalized a deal with JLL, a real estate and investment management firm, targeting two properties in Long Island City that will serve as the campus for a state-of-the art production, commercial and retail complex. Queens MediaWorks was conceived as a cost-effective alternative for New York’s unscripted video-content production industry, and will offer 350,000+ square feet of office and production space. JLL and the QMW partners are currently in process with potential production companies to discuss and disclose plans and terms, with several prodcos having already signed letters of intent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New OWN drama David Makes Man debuts Wednesday, August 14 at 10p, centered on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. The premiere will be presented by Lexus with limited interruptions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime ordered six episode comedy series Back to Lifefrom Fleabag producers Harry and Jack Williams and Daisy Haggard (Episodes). Haggard plays a woman who, after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large. Created by Haggard and written by Haggard and Laura Solon, the series, which aired earlier this year on the BBC, will premiere on Showtime on Sunday October 6 at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s Ex on the Beach is back Tuesday, July 16 at 9p. Reality show hosted by Romeo Miller features celeb-reality singles whose hopes for new romance are complicated when their exes surprise them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Topical stand-up series This Week at the Comedy Cellar will return to Comedy Central for a second season, launching Friday, July 19 at 11p. Season one featured 85 comedians over seven episodes, a number the net expects to beat the second time around.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Netflix’s Dear White People lands August 2. Yesterday’s announcement was timed to Juneteenth, commemorating the June 19, 1865 abolition of slavery in Texas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This summer, as part of Smithsonian Channel’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, the network is partnering with distributors and museums to bring new documentary The Day We Walked on the Moon to viewers. On June 30, one week before the film premieres on the network, participating distributors will make the doc, along with 10 other Smithsonian Channel space titles, available on VOD for all subscribers. On Monday, June 24, Smithsonian Channel will partner with Comcast for a private screening at the new Comcast Tech Center in Philadelphia, and on Thursday, July 11, the network will team with Altice and Long Island’s Cradle of Aviation Museum for a private screening at the museum. On July 20, the day of the landing, 70 Smithsonian Institution-affiliated museums will screen the film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz announced a summer lineup of acquisitions including Sundance Film Festival Selection A Boy. A Girl. A Dream, starring Omari Hardwick (Power) and Meagan Good (Think Like a Man) set to premiere on Tuesday, August 6 at 9p. Starz also acquired eight-part drama series MotherFatherSon (premiering June 21), created by Tom Rob Smith (American Crime Story); as well as Out of Omaha (September 9), a documentary about two brothers’ journey to adulthood. Other titles that will debut this summer include The Great Mother aka “La Gran Madre” (July 22) and Kleptocrats (August 5), as well as feature film Drunk Parents (September 12), starring Alec Baldwin (It’s Complicated) and Salma Hayek (The Hitman’s Bodyguard).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Talia Parkinson-Jones (The Wendy Williams Show) has been named co-executive producer of Tamron Hall, premiering in national syndication on Monday, September 9. Also joining the senior production team along is Andrew Scher (The Doctors) as supervising producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) will recur in a guest role on season four of NBC’s This Is Us…Added to the cast of USA’s Brave New World as series regulars are Kylie Bunbury (When They See Us), Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys), Sen Mitsuji (Origin), Joseph Morgan (The Originals), and Nina Sosanya (Killing Eve)…The cast for FX drama pilot Gone Hollywood, centered on a group of talent agents, includes John Magaro (The Umbrella Academy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle), Ben Schnetzer (Pride), Jonathan Pryce (The Wife) and Judd Hirsch (Taxi)…Josh Holloway (Colony) is joining season three of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone in a major recurring role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The MTV Movie & TV Awards, simulcast on 10 Viacom channels, delivered a 1.3 rating among A18-34 in Live+SD Nielsens. That’s down from 2.39 last year, but still basic cable’s top premiere of the quarter in the demo. On social media platforms, the show was up 133%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv spin-off Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup debuted as the highest-rated season premiere ever for the franchise, delivering nearly 1.1 million total viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings and scoring ratings increases across all key demos compared to the season 2 premiere of flagship series, up 84% among W18-49, 73% among W25-54, 57% among A25-54, and 68% among total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Hillary and Clinton is closing on Sunday June 23, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/hillary-clinton/

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