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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/7/19)
ID: The Object of Murder (Premiere) at 9pm

It’s Game On! at CBS. The network ordered the comedy/game show series from exec producers James Corden and Ben Winston that’s based on UK series A League of Their Own. Keegan-Michael Key is onboard to host, with tennis champ Venus Williams and New England Patriots baller Rob Gronkowski serving as team captains and actor/comedian Bobby Lee (Mad TV) The Late Late Show With James Corden writer Ian Karmel serving as panelists.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard struck back at co-host and frequent critic Joy Behar and other regulars at the round table on ABC’s The View when she guested on the show yesterday. “Recently… some of you have accused me being a traitor to my country, a Russian asset, a Trojan horse or a useful idiot, I think is the term that you used,” she said, then went on to describe herself as a patriot and a “strong and intelligent woman of color… I have dedicated almost my entire adult life to protecting the safety, security and the freedom of all Americans in this country.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Happy Birthday Avery Scott, a drama based on the book The Year We Turned Forty by Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton, is in development at ABC. From writer/producer Rina Mimoun (Mistresses), Anna Fricke (Valor), Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios, series follows a woman facing a midlife existential crisis who gets the do-over of a lifetime.
(Source: Cynopsis)Ava DuVernay and her Array Filmworks and Kat Candler are developing an untitled drama series for TNT centered on the fatal aftermath of a Texas refinery accident and one woman’s move to seek justice through an unprecedented labor action. DuVernay and Candler work together on OWN drama Queen Sugar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW is developing Kung Fu, a reboot of the ‘70s David Carradine-starring TV series with a female lead. From the Blindspot team of Christina M. Kim, Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti & Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV, reimagined series sees a young Chinese-American woman, who dropped out of college for a life-changing journey at an isolated monastery, return to her hometown where she uses her martial arts skills to combat crime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer/director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Yesterday) is teaming with Locksmith Animation to create an animated feature for digital platforms based on a series of Christmas children’s books he penned. The Empty Stocking will be produced by Bonnie Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story) alongside Locksmith heads Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ITV is developing an adaptation of Lindsey Davis’ Falco Roman private detective novels. Project, initially at the BBC, is now being overseen by ITV drama chief Polly Hill.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kids entertainment producer Driver Digital and Driver Media are uniting under the new umbrella Driver Studios. The company is home to digital native brands under the Cool School moniker including Storytime with Ms. Booksy, The Stupendous Drew Pendous and Crafty Carol.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The full second season of Chasing the Sun launched this week on streaming service Journy. Series follows adventure-seeker, and former pro surfer and model Stephen Jake Friedman as he travels the world; this season he hits up Asia with stops in Malaysia, Vietnam, Bali and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is entering a new field with fantasy football series All AXS Fantasy Football. Launching Sunday, November 10 at noon, series features a round-table of experts led by host Dave Farra providing gridiron guidance to help viewers dominate their Fantasy Football matchups…In more AXS sports news, the net and Fight Network inked a deal with Combate Americas to become the exclusive English-language broadcaster of the Hispanic mixed martial arts franchise’s events in the US and Canada. They’ll air at least 35 MMA events in 2020, plus carry related programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

I’ll Have What You’re Having, starring digital creator Alonzo Lerone and from Studio71, launches on Facebook Watch on Monday, November 11. Eight-ep series follows Lerone as he visits unique food locations in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Overhaulin’ returns to the MotorTrend App on Saturday, November 16with new eps on the subscription streaming service. Car designer Chip Foose, co-hosts Chris Jacobs and Adrienne Janic and the crew reunite to transform timeworn rides into works of fresh, four-wheeled art.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-part Hulu original series The Accident drops Friday, November 22.Script follows the political and familial drama that ensues after an accident rips apart a fly-over community that had hinged hopes for betterment on a construction project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! announced talent appearing on stage at the E! People’s Choice Awards, airing Sunday, November 10 at 9p. Alex Morgan, David Spade, Jenna Dewan, Jeremy Scott, Joey King, Kelly Rowland, KJ Apa and Terry Crews are among presenters. As previously announced, Jennifer Aniston will receive the People’s Icon Award, Gwen Stefani the Fashion Icon Award, and Pink the People’s Champion Award.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Lizzo will perform at the 2019 American Music Awards, slated to air live on Sunday, November 24 at 8p on ABC. Event marks Eilish’s first awards show performance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV is welcoming some “Unexpected Guests” for Thanksgiving. Starting Thursday, November 28 at 8a, the net will air a four-day marathon including of guest appearances in shows including The Office, Will & Grace and The Nanny.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC streaming service Sundance Now gobbled up rights to five international dramas from Banijay Rights. Among the bounty are Norwegian detective series Wisting, starring Carrie-Anne Moss, which will launch December 18. Also, German-New Zealand thriller The Gulf (December 4), Denmark’s Couple Trouble and French drama The Red Shadows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime found its top-lining duo for its upcoming Salt-N-Pepa biopic. GG Townson (In the Cut, Everybody Hates Chris) will play Cheryl “Salt” James and Laila Odom (The Bobby DeBarge Story, Undercover Brother 2) will portray Sandra “Pepa” Denton… Also at Lifetime, singer/singwriter J.T. Hodges scored a role in the film Christmas Stars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a campaign that spans its brands including History, A&E and Lifetime, A+E Networks extended of its long-standing campaign to honor veterans with History’s new talent-heavy PSA “Thank Our Veterans” as the cornerstone. Kevin Bacon, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Keith, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn and Andy Samberg are among those onboard for the 30-second spot, that aims to bring awareness to the ways in which viewers can support veterans.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With three consecutive months of double-digit growth in Prime year on year, UPtv is heading into the holiday season with strong momentum. October Prime L3 is up 65 percent from year ago in W25-54, driven by new eps of Bringing Up Bates and the start of the Christmas season including the UPtv Premiere Movie A Christmas Movie Christmas. An all-day Christmas movie marathon on Sunday, October 27 reached over 2 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday night’s The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! scored a 2.6 rating/12 share in A18-49 and delivered ABC the highest-rated made-for-TV musical on any network in nearly four years, since Fox’s Grease in January 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is opening on Thursday November 7, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/tina-tina-turner-musical/

Christmas Spectacular starring The Radio City Rockettes is starting previews on Friday November 8, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-radio-city-christmas-spectacular/

Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls is starting opening on Friday November 8, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/kristin-chenoweth-girls/

Slava Snowshow is starting previews on Monday November 11, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/slavas-snowshow-broadway/

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