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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/27/19)
NBC: 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate (Night 2) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Answer For Heaven (Premiere)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New York City (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: Life In Pieces (Finale) at 9:30pm
CW: In The Dark (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Murder Loves Company (Finale) at 10pm
MTV: Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny at 9pm
UPTV: Expecting (Finale) at 9pm

CBS renewed Blood & Treasure for a second season. “Blood & Treasure is a fun, escapist adventure with comedic elements filmed in multiple locales around the world that has been a great performer and a wonderful addition to our summer schedule,” said Amy Reisenbach, EVP, Current Programs, CBS Entertainment. The series, which debuted May 21, is drawing 5.71million viewers, improving its time slot by 17% over the same period summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All nine seasons of The Office will exit Netflix when the streaming service’s deal expires at the end of 2020, and move to NBCUniversal’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer platform. NBCU landed exclusive domestic rights to the comedy for five years, outbidding Netflix with a $100 million-per-year offer. The Office  has become a staple of pop culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before,” said Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of NBCUniversal DTC and Digital Enterprises. The series ran on NBC from 2005-2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert Mueller will testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 17, after both issued subpoenas. “Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In conjunction with WorldPride NYC 2019 and Stonewall 50, WarnerMedia is partnering with BMW and Procter & Gamble to host “Queer City: A CNN Experience,” an exhibit produced by Courageous Studios. “We are proud to mark this important day with an experience that brings to life the real, human side of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement, beyond just the headlines,” said Michal Shapira, SVP Content Partnerships and Courageous Studios, WarnerMedia Ad Sales. “This partnership is more than just a one-day event; it’s about telling the story of the queer community and the people who have helped build it, along with their personal and intimate struggles and triumphs, throughout history.” The exhibit will be open to the public at the Hudson Mercantile today from 11a-4p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News Live, ABC News’ 24/7 breaking news and live events streaming channel, will air a one-hour Pride special on Sunday, June 30 at 11a. Hosted by ABC News correspondents Gio Benitez and Kimberly Brooks, the special will tell stories that celebrate love, life, history and community. It will be simulcast on WABC-TV as the pre-show to the station’s live coverage of WorldPride NYC 2019; from 12-4p, ABC News Live will air WABC’s live television broadcast coverage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grammy winner Mary J. Blige and her Blue Butterfly inked a first-look deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce TV series. The deal also gives Blige the opportunity to create content across the company’s other platforms. “Mary is a very talented artist, fearless visionary and an incredible human being,” said Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “We’re delighted to be working with someone with such a powerful and impactful creative voice.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network ordered scripted border patrol drama Coyote from Sony Pictures Television.  Michelle MacLaren (Game of Thrones) will direct the pilot and executive produce the series; Michael Chiklis (The Shield) is attached to star and exec produce. Slated to debut in 2020, Coyote comes from MacLaren Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS issued a series production commitment to The Lincoln Lawyer, the legal drama from David E. Kelley based on Michael Connelly’s series of bestselling novels and the 2011 feature film starring Matthew McConaughey. Project hails from A+E Studios, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox ordered six-episode holiday event series A Moody Christmas, based on an Australian show. CBS Television Studios will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mike Richards signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television that will have him leaving his EP roles at The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s new original series Til Death Do Us Part tells tragic tales of love turned lethal starting Tuesday, July 9 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Flip or Flop returns for a new season on Thursday, August 1 at 9p. Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead, who divorced early last year, will both be back – but don’t look for drama of the relationship kind. “I feel like Tarek and I have started a brand-new chapter,” said Anstead. “We may not always agree on kitchen backsplashes or floor plans, but we’re always on the same page when it comes to our kids. We’ve learned to put our differences aside.” El Moussa will be going solo, though, for a digital series, Tarek’s Flip Side, premiering the same day on HGTV digital platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E Network greenlit five paranormal-focused shows, including a revival of Ghost Hunters, which returns Wednesday, August 21 at 9p, followed at 10p by a reimagined version of A+E’s Psychic Kids. Celebrity Ghost Stories, new series Trey the Texas Medium (wt) and two-hour special World’s Biggest Ghost Hunt (wt) will premiere this fall. “A&E has been on the forefront of programming in the paranormal space and with that success, we have been eager to bring the genre back to the network for some time,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming.“
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA’s Miz & Mrs is back with new season one episodes starting Tuesday, August 6 at 10p. The net has already renewed the reality series following married WWE Superstars for season two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new cast of characters falls prey to a killer in Scream, kicking off a three-night event on VH1 starting Monday, July 8 from 9p-11p. The series jumped to VH1 from Viacom sib MTV, where it aired its first two seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on VH1: Love & Listings landed an eight-episode order from the net, reports Deadline. Jacob Knight, son of Suge, stars in the Celebrity docu-series, debuting Wednesday, July 31` at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UMC original drama series A House Divided premieres Thursday, July 18, focused on a family fighting to save their legacy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Studio71’s new Facebook Watch series, Sunk & Found, premieres Saturday, June 29. Unscripted series follows treasure hunter Dallas Rowley as he looks for items people had given up on finding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix limited series When They See Us, focused on the men in the Central Park Five case, has been seen by over 23 million people since its May 31 release, says the streamer. That makes it the second most-watched series ever on Netflix, after Black Mirror.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Directors Guild of America board voted to ban day-and-date film releases from eligibility for its Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film award. “The DGA proudly affirms that a first-run theatrical release is a distinctive element of our feature film award,” said DGA President Thomas Schlamme. Still, films like Netflix’s award-winning Roma would remain eligible – Roma did have a first-run theatrical release, albeit a short one. Banned from the DGA’s top honor would be films that premiered on a streaming service the same day they debuted on the big screen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV5Monde USA is offering the U.S. TV premiere of documentary Je suis la fête des vignerons (I’m the Winemaker’s Party), celebrating the  winegrowing festival that only takes place five times a century, on Saturday, July 6 at 6:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv’s A Very Country Wedding premieres Saturday, July 6 at 7p. The movie is a sequel to A Very Country Christmas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) will star in Sky Original comedy Two Weeks to Live (wt), about a young misfit forced to go on the run from a murderous gang…Lena Headley (Game of Thrones), Benedict Wong (Avengers), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Sigourney Weaver, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Dave Goelz (The Dark Crystalare onboard the voice cast for Netflix prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Episode three of HBO’s Big Little Lies delivered 1.62 million viewers on linear, up from 1.42 million for the season premiere. BLL led into episode two of Euphoria, which held steady with its premiere, averaging 574,000 viewers on Sunday at 10p, versus 577,000 the week prior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last Thursday’s debut of ABC’s Holey Moley grew to an MP+3 average of 6.73 million Total Viewers, after picking up another +1.06 viewers in Multiplatform + 3 Day viewing. Combined with Sunday’s repeat, the show attracted 10 million Total Viewers total.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beth Chapman, who starred with her husband, Dwayne “Dog” Chapman, in Dog the Bounty Hunter, died June 26 after battling cancer. She was 51. “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” tweeted Dwayne Chapman. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Moulin Rouge! The Musical starts previews on Friday June 28, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/moulin-rouge-musical/

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