FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/27/20)
A&E: Live PD: Most Wanted (Premiere) at 9pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Yukon Men: On The Edge (Premiere) at 8pm
MTV: Jersey Shore Family Vacation (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Dr. Pimple Popper (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: My Feet Are Killing Me (Finale) at 10pm

ABC News yanked veteran correspondent David Wright from the air after he was recorded on a Project Veritas video describing himself a socialist, and saying, “Our bosses don’t see an upside in doing the job that we’re supposed to do, which is to speak truth to power and hold people to account.” Wright has been suspended, “and to avoid any possible appearance of bias, he will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns,” said ABC News. Conservative organization Project Veritas is known for secretly recording media targets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV’s Impractical Jokers hit the big screen in a big way. Impractical Jokers: The Movie, an extension of the series, had a debut weekend total of $2.61 million and a per screen average of $7302 at 357 theaters. The film, directed by Chris Henchy(Daddy’s Home) and produced by Funny Or Die, will expand to over 1800 screens nationwide and additional markets including Canada in its second weekend. “We’ve always known the power of the Impractical Jokers fan base but this is more than we could have dreamed of for truTV’s first theatrical release,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS, & truTV. “In its eighth season on the small screen the Impractical Jokers’ audience and momentum has continued to build and now they’ve proven that the sky’s the limit for this comedy franchise.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC moved the launch of new drama Council of Dads to Tuesday, March 24 at 10p, immediately following the season finale of This Is Us. The show, originally set to debut March 10, will slip into its new timeslot beginning Thursday, April 30 at 8p. New Amsterdam will air March 10 and 17 in its normal 10p timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon veteran Cyma Zarghami announced the launch of MiMO Studio, a full-service production and consultancy focused on kids and family content. The New York-based studio will create content via multiple formats. “MiMO will challenge the typical content format and create franchise-potential properties that will engage kids and their families in deeper and more relevant ways,” said Zarghami. “MiMO Studio will be at the forefront of building a new franchise model for kids’ content in what is seeming more and more like a post-broadcast world.” MiMO’s first live-action movie, based on author Matt Christopher’s children’s book “The Kid Who Only Hit Homers,” began production earlier this month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios is teaming with Macro Television Studios to develop a TV adaptation of 1987 sci-fi novel Dawn from Ava DuVernay’s Array Filmworks. Creator Victoria Mahoney (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) will adapt and direct the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET+ picked up First Wives Club for a second season. “First Wives Club has been hugely successful on BET+, served as one of our signature originals at launch and helped us quickly become the largest African American focused SVOD service,” said BET+ GM Devin Griffin. “Our subscribers loved season one and are eagerly awaiting season two.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ATX Television Festival is collaborating with Alamo Drafthouse to expand its footprint beyond Austin with the new event series, “TV at the Alamo presented by ATX,” showcasing screenings and panels in cities across the US. Events will feature content and personalities from major networks including AMC, The CW and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Shudder’s horror anthology series Creepshow will premiere on AMC ahead of its digital debut. “There’s absolute crossover between the brand and the content on some of our linear channels and OTT services,” said AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll during an investor call. “We think that [Creepshow] will be successful on AMC but will also then build audiences for the season two launch back on Shudder.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy dance competition The Funny Dance Show premieres on E! on Wednesday, March 11 art 10:30p, part of the net’s new “Laughter Hours” programming block. The series, based on Justine Marino and Heidi Heaslet’s live show developed at The World Famous Comedy Store, shows what happens when sometimes rhythmically challenged comedians become dancing competitors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disappearing ships, underwater anomalies and the Loch Ness Monster are some of the topics explored in new Science Channel series Mysteries of the Deep, launching Thursday, April 2 at 10p. Jeremy Wade (River Monsters) hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta returns Saturday, March 21 at 8p. Celebrity guests this go-round include Jessa Duggar Seewald (Counting On), country music duo Maddie & Tae, and Brandi Williams (Bring It On).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dreamscape Media announced the release of a new multiformat, education series on the opioid crisis, including Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic, the Turner Publishing title now available on audiobook through Dreamscape Media. Series also includes a feature documentary film of the same name, and The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: An Epidemic Of Addiction, a taped lecture.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Top Boy has been picked up for a fourth season on Netflix. The UK gang drama started life on Channel 4, moving to the streamer for its third season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meteorologist Jordan Steele will serve as weekday host for Quibi’s new show, Weather Today, launching on April 6 from The Weather Channel. The three-to-five-minute show will air seven days a week and feature the most important weather stories of the day, as well as a national forecast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’ll take three episodes for Bravo to cover the season ten reunion of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, as Andy Cohen hosts a conversation covering sex, cheating, eating disorders and more. First of three Wednesday-at-8p sessions airs March 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One week after the season finale of Netflix dating show Love Is Blind, the show’s couples will reunite on a March 5 reunion episode. In the “dating experiment” hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, couples are paired off on dates, then followed after blind proposals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Banda MS, Julieta Venegas, Karol G, Christian Nodal, Zoé, Los Angeles Azules and Cazzu lead the list of artists set to perform at the inaugural Spotify Awards on Thursday, March 5 at 9p on Telemundo and Universo. Telemundo will also feature coverage of the event across its platforms, including a one-hour live stream from the “Green Carpet.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The DPAA’s 2020 Video Everywhere Summit will be held Tuesday, October 13 at NYC’s Pier Sixty on Manhattan’s Hudson waterfront. The event will once again be part of New York Digital Signage Week (October 12-16).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Macaulay Culkin is onboard season ten of FX anthology series American Horror Story, joining Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. Ryan Murphy dropped the news on Instagram…Ryan Phillippe (Cruel Intentions) has been cast as an ex-cop-turned-PI in ABC’s upcoming David E. Kelley drama, The Big Sky…Tony Hale (Veep) landed the lead in Hulu’s The Mysterious Benedict Society, based on the YA novel…Lindsy Fonseca (Nikita) and Carra Patterson (The Arrangement) will star opposite Josh Peck in Disney+’s reboot of Turner & Hooch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Epix drama Pennyworth includes new series regulars James Purefoy (The Following), Edward Hogg (Taboo), Jessye Romeo (Curfew), Ramon Tikaram (The Victim) and Harriet Slater (Faunutland and the Lost Magic)…Rick Hoffman (Suits) will recur during season five of Showtime’s Billions…Tramell Tillman (Hunters) nabbed a lead role in Apple workplace thriller Severance, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pilot news: Comedy Valley Trash got a pilot greenlight from ABC, and Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) is set to star…Olivia Liang will star in CW pilot Kung Fu, focused on a young woman who drops out of college and finds her hometown overrun with crime and corruption…Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) will play the title role in CBS pilot Clarice, set a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will offer “inspirational a-ha moments, ugly cries and surprises” from The Oprah Winfrey Show in The Oprah Winfrey Show The Podcast, starting Tuesday, March 3. The show will be available on Apple Podcasts and other podcast platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS News and BET+ drew over 15 million viewers for Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, according to Nielsen. That compares with 19.8 million for NBC/MSNBC’s record-setting knockdown in Las Vegas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add some syndicated shows to the list of Academy Award week winners, for the session ending February 16. Tamron Hall (1.0 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 11% from the week before) took viewers behind the scenes at the Hollywood event, while Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.2, up 5%) featured the program’s 9th annual “After Oscar Show” on February 10 and matched its highest rating of the season. Daily Mail TV hit a four-week high of 0.8 (up 14%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s “Love Ever After” programming event concluded this weekend, propelling the network to become the highest-rated entertainment cable network on weekends in February among Households and W18+. The four original premieres delivered the #1 program of the day every Saturday in February and averaged a 2.4 HH rating, 2.3 million Total Viewers, and 300,000 W25-54. The franchise made Hallmark Channel the second highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network in Total Day for the entire month among HHs and W18+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Hangmen is starting previews on Friday February 28, 2020
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/hangmen/


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