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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/8/19)
CW: Two Sentence Horror Stories (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Dollar, The Naked Director, Wu Assassins (Premiere)
SCIENCE: Contact: Alien Mysteries (Premiere) at 9pm
TBS: Chasing The Cure (Premiere) at 9pm
TNT: Chasing The Cure (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Beyond The Pole (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE: What On Earth? (Premiere) at 10pm

This year’s prime time Emmys will not have a host. The decision – which follows a well-received host-less Oscars, after Kevin Hart pulled out – gives more airtime to celebrate series, noted Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, who announced the decision at the TCA summer press tour. “If you have a host and an opening, that’s 15 or 20 minutes you can’t have to salute the shows,” Collier said. The Emmys also went host-less in 2003 (Fox), 1998 (NBC) and 1975 (CBS).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Sunday Animation Domination programming block returns this fall, with season 31 of The Simpsons at 8p, newcomer Bless the Harts at 8:30p, season 10 of Bob’s Burgers at 9p and season 17  Family Guy at 9:30p. The animation block first ran on the net from 2005-2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more TCA news, Empire may be entering its sixth and final season, but the hip hop drama could continue via a spin-off. “We’re in the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong business – if there is more story to tell we want to hear it,” said Charlie Collier…The Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot could last longer than the planned six episodes, if the BH90210 cast has anything to say about it. “We would love to continue to work together,” said Tori Spelling. “It’s been such an amazing experience.”… Collier made the case that working in the traditional broadcast model could be a real competitive advantage when it comes to attracting the best and brightest, explaining, “At a time when the industry’s-undergoing significant change … we at Fox Entertainment still believe in creating and sharing-with-our-talent the holy grail of television – the backend.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox revival Paradise Hotel, launched in May, will not make it to season two. Kristin Cavallari hosted the romance reality TV reboot, which originally aired on Fox in 2003.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BAFTA will continue to allow streaming services to compete for film awards, despite discontent from some exhibitors after Netflix’s Roma nabbed awards in February. But though the rules won’t change, the British academy said it will make sure films have an acceptable release. BAFTA also announced casting awards for film and TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jay Leno’s Garage launches season five on Wednesday, August 18 at 10p. Guests for this spin around the block include John Travolta, Matt Damon, Martha Stewart,Billy Joel, Kevin Hart and Charlie Sheen, to name a few.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bananya, centered on a kitty who lives in a banana, will be back for a second season on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll has partnered with Bioworld to create a new slate of products tied the anime series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN and OZY Media are teaming for new series OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN the Conversation, premiering Saturday, August 24 at 10p. Series features conversations hosted by Carlos Watson with panelists and 100 Black women across four episodes focusing on “love and relationships, motherhood, beauty, and mind, body and soul.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taylor Swift will perform at the MTV Music Video Awards, airing August 26. The “You Need to Calm Down” singer is tied with Ariana Grande for the most VMA noms, at 10. Swift last performed at the awards event in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is marking the 40th anniversary of Archie Bunker’s Placewith a marathon of 40 episodes starting Monday, September 2 at 7a. Sitcom airs regularly weeknights at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Li Jun Li (The Exorcist) will recur on CBS All AccessWhy Women KillEmily Swallow (The Mentalist) landed a recurring role on season three of CBS’s SEAL TeamJulio Macias was upped from recurring to series regular for season three of Netflix’s On My Block.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Bring the Funny rose from season lows last week to 9.53 million viewers (+1.6 million) and 1.4 among (+0.2) A18-49 for AGT,  and 4.5 million viewers (+1.0 million) and 0.9 (up 0.2) for Funny.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv launched Reba with a programming stunt over the weekend that reached over 2.4 million P2+ over 38 telecasts before settling into its regular timeslot. Sitcom airs weeknights at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Disney Channel’s Descendants 3 was cable TV’s highest-rated telecast in over two years among Kids 6-11, Tweens 9-14, Girls 6-11 and Girls 9-14, according to L+3 data. 8.43 million Total Viewers (2+) watched the movie, making it the #1 telecast of the day across all television. It grew 84% from DVR viewing over three days (L+SD to L+3).
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Sea Wall/ A Life with Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge is opening on Thursday August 8, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/sea-wall-life/

Betrayal with Tom Hiddleston (“Avengers” movies) is starting previews on Wednesday August 14, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/betrayal/

The Prom is closing on Sunday August 11, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/prom/

Be More Chill is closing on Sunday August 11, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/be-more-chill/

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