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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

February 14, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/14/19)
OVATION: The Pacific: In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam McNeill (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta (Finale) at 9pm

The Breaking Bad movie, to star Aaron Paul, is headed to Netflix and AMC, the latter the network the original home of the lauded series. In a twist, Netflix will likely take the first distribution window and AMC the second.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of the greatest number of local TV stations, Tennis Channel and the Stadium digital network, is teaming with the Chicago Cubs to create the Marquee Sports Network. The net will be the region’s exclusive home for Cubs games beginning with the 2020 season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix leads the nominations in the television categories for the 50th NAACP Image Awards with 22, as well as four film nominations, followed by HBO and ABC, with 20 and 18 noms, respectively. Marvel leads the motion picture category with 13 nominations. Winners will be revealed during a live special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is developing a half-hour series based on the Adam Silvera book They Both Die At the End, with JJ Abrams and Chris Kelly, creator of The Other Two. Series is set in the near-future where everyone receives a bureaucratic phone call notifying them it is the start of their last day on earth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero welcome fellow Bronx native Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as the first guest on the new Showtime late-night talk show Desus & Mero. Series premieres Thursday, February 21 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With more than 25 years of experience as a Nashville homicide detective, Det. Pat Postiglione has seen hundreds of crimes scenes, and he remembers each as if it happened yesterday. He recounts his most daunting cases in Deadly Recall, w which premieres Tuesday, March 5 at 10p on ID. “There are very few men like Det. Pat Postiglione, and that’s not just due to his exceptional memory,” said Henry Schleiff, group president of ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America. “He incapsulates what it means to be dedicated to justice, using every ounce of his energy, determination – and, his unique gift – to bring closure, finally, to the families of the victims of these tragic, yet enigmatic cases.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Queer Eye will return to Netflix on Friday, March 15. The Fab Five revealed the premiere date in an Instagram video set to a preview of Carly Rae Jepsen’s new song “Now That I Found You.” Third season will see Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Tan France heading to Kansas City, MO, after two seasons in Georgia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1the inspiring true story of how Air Jordan 1 (AJ1) transcended sport to become a global phenomenon, will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning today (February 14).
(Source: Cynopsis)

A three-part reunion of Real Housewives of New Jersey is headed to Bravo beginning Wednesday, February 20 at 9p. Host Andy Cohen will sit down with Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jennifer Aydin, and Jackie Goldschneider as they reflect on a season of new friendships, new frenemies and old family wounds. Parts 2 and 3 are slated for Wednesday, February 27 at 9p and Wednesday, March 6 at 8p, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood and #MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke will be feted as vanguards at the VH1 Trailblazers Honors, which will air on VH1 and Logo at 9p Friday, March 8, which happens to be International Women’s Day and kickoff of Women’s History Month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime lined up seven thrillers for February and March, beginning with Who’s Stalking Me, which premieres Saturday, February 23 at 8p. March debuts include The Killer Downstairs, Suburban Swingers Club, Mommy Group Murder, Mommy’s Little Princess, A Daughter’s Deception and The Killer Next Door.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS will debut American Masters – Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives on Friday, March 1. The special centers on the pioneering singer, songwriter and political activist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN will deal out 40 hours of love coverage of the 50th annual World Series of Poker and 90 hours of originally produced episodes as part of its partnership with Poker Central. The tournament runs July 3-16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roxy Sternberg (Mars, Emerald City) will topline CBS Dick Wolf spinoff FBI: Most Wanted opposite Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza and Keisha Castle-HughesAmy Acker (The Gifted) will be joining ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy in a guest role as the fourth sister in the Shepherd family… Esther Povitsky (Alone Together star and co-creator) will topline Hulu’s 10-ep Dollface alongside Kat Dennings Adam Busch (Altered Carbon) scored a recurring role in Fox’s new legal drama series Proven InnocentGinnifer Goodwin will star in CBS All Access’s upcoming dark comedy Why Women Kill.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Valentine’s Day” original movie premieres, Valentine in the Vineyard (Saturday, February 2) and The Story of Us (Saturday, February 9), averaged a 2.7 HH rating, 2.7 million Total Viewers, and 396,000 W25-54. During the two-week promo, Hallmark Channel was the highest-rated and most-watched cable network during Weekend Prime among HH and Total Viewers, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Kiss Me, Kate! with Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase and Corbin Bleu is starting previews on Thursday February 14, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/kiss-me-kate/

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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

January 24, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/24/19)
COMEDY CENTRAL: Broad City (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: The Other Two (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ID: Deadly Secrets (Premiere) at 9pm
FREEFORM: Siren (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL: Kindred Spirits (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: The Good Place (Finale) at 9:30pm

USA renewed Suits for a ninth and final season, set for summer 2019. The second half of season eight launched last night. “Suits has played an instrumental role in our network’s DNA for nearly a decade,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network and SyFy. That DNA won’t disappear altogether – a Suits spin-off, Pearson, is on the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America ordered a second season of procedural comedy Carter, starring Jerry O’Connell. Andy Berman (Rosewood) hops aboard as showrunner and EP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Verizon Media Group is laying off seven percent of its staff, a cut that affects about 800 employees. The company is shifting priorities to grow mobile and video products, increase usage of B2B platforms and expand its video supply and distribution, said Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan in a letter to staff.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal Television Distribution has sold Judge Jerry to more than 90% of the country for its fall 2019 debut. The daily first-run half-hour court program stars Jerry Springer as judge.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An LA court ruled that Sumner Redstone, now 95, had the mental capacity to make changes to his estate in 2015 and 2016. Redstone’s former companion, Manuela Herzer, alleged Redstone’s daughter, Shari Redstone, was making decisions on his behalf, putting into question her right to control over the family’s holding company, National Amusements, which has about 80% voting power in CBS and Viacom. “After three years of litigation, Mr. Redstone is grateful for today’s court confirmation of his capacity to execute his estate plan and of his free will in doing so,” said his attorney. “Now all he needs is a Patriots win.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scott Evans, senior correspondent for nationally syndicated daily entertainment news program Access, is joining Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover as co-host of the daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show Access Live.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv added 10 more episodes to season two of Love After Lockup, for a total of 24. The show was the fastest-growing new cable reality series in 2018, said the net. Seven episodes into the second season, Lockup delivered a series high of more than 1.3 million total viewers in Live+3, double the season premiere viewership and a series high 762,000 A25-54, up 88% percent from the season premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shopify has launched Shopify Studios, a full-service TV and film content development and production house that will develop, produce and finance an array of projects for streaming platforms and traditional networks. The company has so far set deals with Anonymous Content, Spoke Studios and Saville Productions to develop entrepreneur-focused docu-series and feature-length documentaries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Flip or Flop’s Tarek El Moussa will star in the pilot for a new HGTV show in 2019. The show, currently in production, teams El Moussa with real-estate novices as they learn the secrets of a successful flip. “From start to finish, I’m giving these first-time flippers everything they need to score a profitable deal and not a bank-breaking flop,” said El Moussa, who will also star in a new digital series for HGTV.com that follows his new life as a single dad.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Limited series Fosse/Verdon, telling the story of the romantic and creative partnership of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse, premieres Tuesday, April 9, at 10p on FX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dr. Evan Antin – voted the Sexiest Veterinarian Alive by People magazine – brings his love for wildlife to Evan Goes Wild, premiering Sunday, February 24, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Counting On is back for season four on Monday, February 11, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Very Cavallari returns for season two on Sunday, March 3, at 10p, followed by LadyGang at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live weekly interactive series Power Star Live launches Wednesday, February 6, on Twitter, streaming at 4p. Xilla Valentie and Jessie Woo host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse has three documentaries making their U.S. TV premieres as part of its Fuse Docs series. Fatherhood, following young people as they write and perform songs that address healing, debuts Saturday, March 2; Sickboy, about three friends who team up to create a podcast that laughs in the face of serious illness, premieres Saturday, April 6; and I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story arrives Saturday, May 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel staple Candace Cameron Bure and her daughter, Natasha Bure, will host the Movieguide Awards, honoring movies and TV shows for family audiences, reports Variety. Ceremony takes place February 8 in Hollywood and will air later in the month on Hallmark Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s Presidents at War tells the stories of the experiences of eight presidents who served on active duty during World War II. Two-part event series launches Sunday, February 17, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary Studio 54 premieres on A&E on Monday, February 11, at 10p. The film about the notorious celeb-packed club includes newly discovered footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel is taking a deeper look into the story of “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” told in the Oscar-nominated film Green Book. The Green Book: Guide to Freedom features experts delving into phenomena of “traveling while black” in pre-civil rights America, on Monday, February 25, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Octane Entertainment sold bank heist caper Carter & June to Showtime Networks, which will offer the film on demand February 1. It will also air as part of premium programming beginning February 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube TV is rolling out in another 95 markets, to cover 98% of the U.S. For the past year, the service has been available in about 85% of households. YouTube TV offers access to ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in 90% of the areas it serves, in addition to cable nets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu is raising the price for its skinny bundle live TV service to $44.99/month, from $39.99, but lowering the price of its SVOD service from $7.99 to $5.99. The news comes after Netflix’s recent announcement that it is raising the price for its most popular plan from $10.99/month to $12.99.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rita Ora’s song “Soul Survivor” will accompany Bumble’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial. The spot features the women-first social networking app’s Global Advisor, Serena Williams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kate Winslet will star in HBO limited series Mare of Easttown, playing a small-town Pennsylvania detective… JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Once Upon a Time) landed a lead in ABC family comedy pilot Happy Accident.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel original movie premieres, A Winter Princess and Winter Love Story, on Friday and Saturday, part of the net’s annual “Winterfest” programming event, propelled the network to be the highest-rated and most-watched non-news cable network for the week during Prime Time among Households and Total Viewers. Princess averaged a 2.0 HH rating, 2.0 million Total Viewers and 295,000 W25-54, while Love Story averaged a 2.7 HH rating, 2.7 million Total Viewers and 415,000 W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season premiere of Telemundo’s Exatlon delivered an average 319,000 viewers A18-34, according to Nielsen. In addition, the show outperformed the premiere of the first season by 42% among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of ABC’s The Conners rose 15% week to week to hit a 1.5/7 among A18-49, its most-watched telecast since October, with 9.4 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On its fourth episode of the season, Freeform’s grown-ish jumped 38% week to week among A18-34 (to 308,000) for a new season high and posted a new season best among W18-34, up 27% (to 232,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday night, Univision’s back-to-back Liga MX soccer matches – America vs. Pachuca and Tigres UANL vs. Cruz Azul – attracted more Total Viewers 2+ (+18% to 1.0 million), A18-49 (+16% to 512,000) and A18-34 (+19% to 210,000) than the prior Saturday’s Liga MX matchups.
(Source: Cynopsis

It was a Golden (Globes) week in syndication the week ending January 13 for Access (new season high 1.4 in Live+SD, up 17% from the prior week), TMZ (1.3, up 8%), Entertainment Tonight (3.2, up 14%) and Inside Edition (up 15% to 3.1).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Completing its two-week trial run was Breakthrough with Dr. Steve Perry (0.4/1 weighted metered market two-week average), down 50% from both lead-ins and year-ago time periods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
True West with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano is opening on Thursday January 24, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/true-west-broadway/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

January 17, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/17/19)
BRAVO: Backyard Envy (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Bring It! (Premiere) at 10pm
PARAMOUNT: Lip Sync Battle (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: My Lottery Dream Home (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Dead Silent (Finale) at 9pm

Bob Costas is leaving NBC after 40 years, in a separation that appears amicable. “It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” Costas told the New York Post. Costas, who said last August that he was considering leaving NBC Sports before his contract was up in 2021, has seen his role diminish of late. He was replaced as prime-time host of 2018 Winter Olympics coverage in South Korea and stepped down from the net’s Super Bowl LII pre-show after his comments linking concussions to football. “I have long had ambivalent feelings about football, so at this point, it’s better to leave the hosting to those who are more enthusiastic about it,” Costas told Sports Business Daily last year. Costas will continue working for MLB Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC renewed Ellen’s Game of Games for season three. The game show started its sophomore run on January 8, topping entertainment programs with a 1.5 rating among A18-49 at 8p. “We are delighted that America has wholeheartedly embraced this wildly entertaining and unpredictable show,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the flip side, NBC’s Trial and Error has been canceled after two seasons, reports TheWrap. Ratings for the comedy dipped when it was moved from the spring to hourlong blocks in the summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy horror anthology Channel Zero was also canceled, after four seasons. Series, based on “creepypasta,” or internet horror stories, was produced by Universal Cable Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snap CFO Tim Stone, the Amazon alum who joined the company in May, is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” Said CEO Evan Spiegel, “Tim’s transition is not related to any disagreement with us on any matter relating to our accounting strategy, management, operations, policies, regulatory matters or practices (financial or otherwise).” Instead, reported the Financial Times, the move was in part the result of a “personality clash” between Stone and Spiegel. Stone’s departure is one in a string of Snap exit decisions, including that of Chief Strategy Office Imran Khan last September; Snap shares dropped 13% Wednesday afternoon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a workplace comedy co-created by The Office’s Steve Carell and Greg Daniels. Carell will star in Space Force, centered on the people who create the new out-of-this-world branch of the military envisioned by the Trump administration.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jason Katims (Parenthood) is leaving his studio berth at Universal Television for an exclusive overall deal with Apple. Starting this summer, Katims will develop and produce projects for Apple via his True Jack Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s The Challenge: War of the Worlds premieres Wednesday, February 6, at 9p. MTV’s Challenge vets team up with rookie prospects from franchises including The Bachelor, Big Brother, Survivor and more in physical and mental contests. Reality show is set to air internationally in late February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On DIY’s Philly Revival, premiering Saturday, January 26, at 9p, general contractor, real-estate agent, designer and former opera singer Rachel Street resuscitates Philadelphia’s historic homes. Street rescues features like custom tile murals, stair banisters, turrets and marble fireplace mantles, then oversees the addition of modern amenities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season six of AT&T Audience sports show Undeniable with Dan Patrick launches Wednesday, January 30, at 8p, while You Me Her is back for season four on Tuesday, April 9, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America’s Gone, starring Leven Rambin (The Path) and Danny Pinto (Mayans M.C.), launches Wednesday, February 27, at 9p. Drama follows the survivor of a child-abduction case and the FBI agent who saved her as they team to solve cases years later.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Killing Beef: Gun Violence in the Black Community makes its world premiere on Revolt on Monday, January 21, at 10p. Doc follows former drug dealer and award-winning journalist Samson Styles, who, after recovering from a near-fatal shooting, searches to find meaning in his life and reconciliation with his shooter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is airing an hourlong red carpet special ahead of the Grammys on Sunday, February 10. Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell, Kevin Frazier, Keltie Knight and TheTalk’s Eve co-host the event, kicking off at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC drama Manifest has been chosen as latest PaleyLive NY TV program, taking place Thursday, February 7, at 6:30p at the Paley Center’s New York location. A limited number of tickets will be on sale, first available to Paley Patron, Fellow and Supporting Members.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Steve Harvey Show) and R&B singer Tank will host the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards, held in Atlanta on Saturday, January 19. Ceremony airs on Bounce on Sunday, February 17, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID delves into the double life of Dennis Rader in BTK: A Killer Among Us, a two-hour special premiering Sunday, February 16, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook announced a three-year plan to invest $300 million in news, with a focus on local news. The infusion of dollars is intended to help local newsrooms as well as news literacy programs and third-party fact-checking. “The industry is going through a massive transition that has been underway for a long time,” said Campbell Brown, Facebook’s Head of Global News Partnerships. “None of us have quite figured out ultimately what the future of journalism is going to look like but we want to be part of helping find a solution.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-thirds of Facebook users didn’t know that the social media giant uses algorithms to classify their interests and traits for targeted advertising, according to a survey from Pew Research. Once they saw their Facebook “your ad preferences” list, 51% of respondents said that they weren’t comfortable about the list. “These findings relate to some of the biggest issues about technology’s role in society,” said Lee Rainie, Director of Internet and Technology Research at the Pew Research Center. “They are central to the major discussions about consumer privacy, the role of micro-targeting of advertisements in commerce and political activity, and the role of algorithms in shaping news and information systems.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

January Jones (Mad Men) will star in upcoming Netflix drama Spinning Out as a former figure skater who had to give up her dreams of stardom when she became pregnant and now pushes her two daughters to become Olympians.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition on Thursday, January 10, drew nearly 1.3 million total viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings – the highest premiere for the franchise since season five among W25-54 and 18-49, A25-54, and total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy’s Deadly Class attracted 2.7 million pre-linear views across multiple platforms. On December 20, the cast and creators took to social media to share the new 10-part series’ premiere episode, which was available commercial-free via Syfy On Demand, online and the SYFY and USA apps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guest stars Evan Rachel Wood, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and Will Ferrell helped the season six premiere of Comedy Central’s Drunk History deliver a .38 P18-49 Live+SD rating, the series’ highest-rated premiere since season three in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CW’s Roswell, New Mexico premiered to 1.54 million viewers and an A18-49 rating of 0.4, holding on to 67% of its The Flash lead-in on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
School of Rock is closing on Sunday January 20, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/school-rock-musical/

Mike Birbiglia’s The New One is closing on Sunday January 20, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/mike-birbiglia-new-one/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

January 3, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/3/19)
A&E: 60 Days In (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Premiere) at 9pm
CMT: Music City (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Gotham (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop Nashville (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Surviving R. Kelly (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Titan Games (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: The Blacklist (Premiere) at 10pm
OVATION: Travel Man (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Impossible Engineering (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Dr. Pimple Popper (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Late Night Eats (Premiere) at 10pm

Netflix pulled an episode of Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj in Saudi Arabia following a legal threat from the government over a segment in which Minhaj criticized U.S. ties to the regime and mocked Saudi attempts to explain the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission charged that the content violated the kingdom’s cyber-crime laws. “We strongly support artistic freedom worldwide and only removed this episode in Saudi Arabia after we had received a valid legal request – and to comply with local law,” said Netflix in a statement. The Saudi government did not, however, request that the episode be removed from YouTube, where it is still available to view. In response to all of the above, Minhaj posted the following on Twitter: “Clearly the best way to stop people from watching something is to ban it, make it trend online, and then leave it up on YouTube.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Talk returned to the air with a new episode on Wednesday and Carrie Ann Inaba as an official new host. Inaba, best known as a judge on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, had appeared as a recurring guest host over the show’s past two seasons. She replaces Julie Chen, wife of ousted CBS CEO Les Moonves, who left The Talk last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell have been named the first presenters for the 76th Golden Globes Awards, airing Sunday, January 6, at 8p on NBC. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement on Twitter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other “Globes” news, Ryan Seacrest and E! NewsGiuliana Rancic will co-host E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 2019 Golden Globe Awards, alongside Nightly Pop co-hosts Morgan Stewart and Nina Parker. The coverage begins on Sunday, January 6, at 4p. Meanwhile, E!’s Busy Tonight will broadcast live that night at 11p for a one-hour Busy Tonight Live: Golden Globes After Party episode, immediately following the ceremony.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Is making another comeback, 100 years after Robert L. Ripley launched the brand. Travel Channel ordered a reboot of the series with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) as host and EP. Look for the revival to showcase “the most astonishing, real and one-of-a-kind stories.” The series, currently in production at Ripley Warehouse in Orlando, is slated to debut in summer 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC greenlit Secret Society, a female-focused comedy from Barry producer Emily Heller, Girlboss creator Kay Cannon and Laverne McKinnon’s K&L Productions and Universal TV. Project is written by Heller and centers on Beth, a struggling reporter tired of feeling invisible in her small town, who recruits other women to help take over a dying branch of an all-male secret society.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season five of A&E’s 60 Days In bows Thursday, January 3, at 10p. “There are a lot of ‘firsts’ this season,” says Greg Henry, Lucky 8 Co-President and the series’ Executive Producer. “We’re at an all-new facility – Pinal County, our first jail in the West – and for the first time in series history, our participants actually meet each other before going in and are each given specific missions by the sheriff. Also, because it’s our fifth season and our third jail, many of them have certain expectations and strategies upon entering, which adds an exciting new layer to the experience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Pearson family drama continues when This Is Us returns after its mid-season break on Tuesday, January 15, at 9p on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo premieres LA Voz, the first-ever Spanish-language version of The Voice in the U.S., on Sunday, January 13, at 9p. The network is also introducing Betty en NY, a modern adaptation of Yo Soy Betty, la fea, on Tuesday, February 5, at 9p, and reality competition Exation returns Monday, January 21, at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on Telemundo, Consumer Reports series Taller del Consumidor arrives on Saturday, January 5, at 10:30a. Weekly half hour goes behind the scenes at the nonprofit organization to give people information on products and services.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns to HBO for a sixth season on Sunday, February 17. Weekly satire received a three-season pickup in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thirteen’s NYC-ARTS celebrates groundbreaking women in arts in January. Programming kicks off with a profile on acclaimed soprano Julia Bullock on Thursday, January 3, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

To celebrate yesterday’s second-season premiere of grown-ish, Freeform teamed with scholarship app Scholly on a program that will pay off up to $125,000 in student loan debt.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kal Penn (Designated Survivor) and Sean Astin (Stranger Things) will make guest appearances in an upcoming episode of CBSThe Big Bang Theory.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Roku Channel will soon be offering premium subscriptions. The company, which offers free ad-supported movies and television shows, said its millions of viewers will have the opportunity to subscribe to Showtime, Starz, EPIX and 22 other premium channels through The Roku Channel later this month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. acquired APlus.com, the digital media company co-founded and chaired by Ashton Kutcher, for $15 million in cash and stock. “Our historic relationship with A Plus has greatly benefited our company as we used A Plus’s ability to generate video vides to help attract major advertisers to sponsor our television series,” said William J. Rouhana, Jr., Chairman and CEO. “By eliminating video view distribution costs, this acquisition is expected to result in $5 million of cost savings for 2019 and will enhance our ability to increase the commitments we make to advertisers and increase our number of original series.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network closed out 2018 with ratings on pace to finish up +4% versus a year ago for Live+3 P25-54, +7% for Women 25-54 and +6% for Millennials. The net is also tracking to post its best December since 2011.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy winner Bob Einstein, who recurred on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm since its debut as Super Dave Osborne, died on Wednesday in Indian Wells, CA. He was 76. The actor had recently been diagnosed with cancer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE interviewer Gene Okerlund has died. He was 76. A cause of death was not immediately available.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Choir Boy is opening on Tuesday January 8, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/choir-boy-broadway/

Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes is closing on Sunday January 6, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-radio-city-christmas-spectacular/

Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song is closing on Sunday January 6, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/torch-song/

Head Over Heels is closing on Sunday January 6, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/head-over-heels/

Once On This Island is closing on Sunday January 6, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/once-island/

The Play That Goes Wrong is closing on Sunday January 6, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/play-that-goes-wrong/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

December 13, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/13/18)
ID: Dead Silent (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (Finale) at 8pm
SYFY: Nightflyers (Finale) at 10pm

ABC is shuffling its schedule, putting freshman drama series A Million Little Things in a new plum Thursday 9p slot after Grey’s Anatomy for the remainder of the season. Not on the midseason schedule roster for the first time since it debuted is Dancing with the Stars, though it’s expected back in the fall. Instead, The Bachelor will air through mid-March in Dancing’s traditional Monday slot while American Idol will debut its second season on the network Sunday, March 3, and is expected to add a Monday installment on March 18. Meanwhile, three newcomers are headed to primetime. Drama Whiskey Cavalier bows on Wednesday, February 27, at 10p, The Fix debuts Monday, March 18, at 10p and Grand Hotel premieres Monday, June 17, at 10p. Returning drama For the People will debut season 2 on Thursday, March 7, at 10p. And as previously announced, spinoff comedy Schooled also debuts on January 9 at 8:30p. In other notable scheduling moves, 20/20 will expand to two hours on Fridays, and Shark Tank will scoot to the Sunday 10p hour, replacing the canceled Alec Baldwin talk show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) will host the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards January 27 in LA and simulcast live on TNT and TBS. Nominations were announced yesterday, with Netflix grabbing the most noms for the third consecutive year with 15 – almost twice as many as its nearest competitor. Amazon’s Prime Video scored 8, followed by HBO with 6 and FX with 4. By series, Netflix’s Ozark and Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel led the way in television categories. Alan Alda will receive the guild’s Life Achievement Award during the ceremony.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered eight episodes of coming-of-age series I Am Not Okay With This, from British director Jonathan Entwistle and Shawn Levy, director/exec producer of Stranger Things. Project, based on a series of self-published Forsman microcomics, is co-created by Entwistle and Christy Hall and is about a teenage girl navigating high school while dealing with her family, her budding sexuality and mysterious superpowers beginning to awaken within her.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform picked up Everything’s Gonna Be Okay to series, with a 10-ep order for the project from Please Like Me creator, writer and comedian Josh Thomas. Half-hour comedy follows a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters who has to step up when his dad becomes terminally ill. It’s produced by Avalon Television and Freeform, based on a concept created by Thomas, who wrote and stars in the pilot and will serve as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix wants to help you clean up your act. Eight-ep Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, featuring the global organization guru, launches January 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

My 600-Lb Life and Family By the Ton return to TLC on Wednesdays beginning January 2. The night kicks off at 8p with two-hour eps of My 600-Lb Life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Dakota Boys are back for a second season of Gold Rush: White Water, starting Friday, January 4, at 10p Discovery. This season, they’re mining for nuggets in the raging torrents of glacier-fed McKinley Creek.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben and Erin Napier return for season 3 of HGTV’s Home Town on Monday, January 14, at 9p. The husband and wife use their artistic vision and passion to restore worn properties in a small Mississippi town.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network dropped a trailer for season 5 of Lip Sync Battle, debuting January 17 at 9p, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu secured Anna Friel-fronted British drama Butterfly in a deal with Fremantle and will launch the three-part miniseries January 18. Butterfly, penned by The Secret Agent writer Tony Marchant, follows the relationship between separated parents and their divided opinions over how to support their youngest child. Show is produced by RED Production Co. and Aenon for ITV. Nicola Shindler, Caroline Hollick and Adam Kemp are exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! is expanding its original nightly programming lineup with a 20-ep order of new unscripted comedy blind-dating series Dating #NoFilter. Series, from Lime Pictures and All3Media America, will air Monday-Thursday starting Monday, January 21, at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reelz announced new original programming for winter 2019 including four new specials, three new series and three returning series. The dark and messy sides of celebrity take center stage in the three new series – I Lived with a Killer (premiering Friday, January 25, at 8p), Famous Fortune Fights (Thursday, January 31, at 9p) and Notorious (Saturday, March 16, at 10p). Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… leads returning series on Sunday, February 10, at 9p, followed by Price of Fame (Sunday, February 10, at 10p) and Murder Made Me Famous (Saturday, March 16, at 9p). New specials include Donna Summer: Disco Queen (Monday, January 14, at 9p), Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie (Saturday, January 19, at 9p), Slenderman Stabbing: The Untold Story (Saturday, January 26, at 8p) and Mariah Carey: The Diva, The Drama (March 2019).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CentroAmerica TV on Saturday, December 15, at 8p will premiere a special edition of its original production Immigrantes: El Camino Hacia un Sueno (Immigrants: The Road Toward a Dream), filmed on the Mexican/U.S. border in Tijuana.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Primetime annual holiday special CMA Country Christmas will air an encore presentation Saturday, December 22, at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singing in the new year: Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris are on board to perform live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, beginning at 8p on ABC, from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans…NBC’s New Year’s Eve will feature performances by Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend and Blake Shelton, with Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen hosting live from Times Square along with Leslie Jones. Festivities begin Monday, December 31, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Victoria and Albert: The Wedding, a new two-part series hosted by Royal historian Lucy Worsley, will air Sunday, January 13 and 20, at 10p on PBS… Also upcoming on PBS series Independent Lens are two music docs. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World debuts January 21 and follows the trailblazing Native American musicians who shaped American blues and rock. Eugene Jarecki’s The King, a cross-country road trip in Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, debuts January 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen will debut two-hour doc Dirty John, The Dirty Truth on Monday, January 14, at 8p as a companion to the Bravo series based on the podcast of the same name.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Milo Murphy’s Law, starring Al Yankovic as the voice of Milo, debuts with a one-hour Phineas and Ferb crossover special Saturday, January 5, at 7p on both Disney Channel and Disney XD. The special, titled “The Phineas and Ferb Effect,” will also be available that same day on DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amir Wilson (The Secret Garden), Ruby Serkis and Nathanael Saleh (Mary Poppins Returns) lead the young cast of Netflix’s coming-of-age drama The Letter For The KingJoel McHale has been cast in the recurring role of Sylvester Pemberton, aka Starman, in upcoming DC Universe series Stargirl. Also in the DC Universe, Ian Ziering (Sharknado) joins the cast of upcoming series Swamp Thing in a recurring guest role… BBC Two’s The Luminaries cast Himesh Patel (The Aeronauts, EastEnders) and Ewen Leslie (The Cry).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Phil McGraw, host of daytime talker Dr. Phil, is launching a new podcast early next year with Stitcher as part of a partnership that also will bring three more shows to listeners throughout 2019. Stitcher will support the launches in and rep the shows for advertising through Midroll, its advertising arm. First up is Phil in the Blanks, which will feature McGraw talking with various accomplished guests.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crown Media Family Networks launched Hallmark Channels’ Official Podcast. Hosted by a rotating panel of Hallmark talent, the program will give listeners an insider’s passport to all things Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, with program previews, exclusive talent interviews, surprise guests and behind-the-scenes stories from the sets of the networks’ productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Love After Lockup returned for its second season Friday, December 7, with double-digit audience growth in Total Viewers and across all key demos. Compared to the series premiere early this year, the season 2 premiere grew by 70% among W25-54, 51% among A25-54, 44% among W18-49, and 16% among Total Viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, delivering 650,000 total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
To Kill A Mockingbird with Jeff Daniels and LaTanya Richardson Jackson is opening on Thursday December 13, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/to-kill-mockingbird/

Springsteen on Broadway with Bruce Springsteen is closing on Saturday December 15, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bruce-springsteen/

Celebrity Autobiography on Broadway is closing on Monday December 17, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/celebrity-autobiography-broadway/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

December 6, 2018

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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/6/18)
ABC: The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Top Chef (Premiere) at 9pm
E!: Botched (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Mega Machines: Sea Giants (Finale) at 10pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Finale) at 9:30pm

Former CBS CEO Les Moonves obstructed the investigation of allegations against him, according to the New York Times. A draft of a report by lawyers hired by the network says Moonves destroyed evidence and misled investigators, grounds for denying him his $120 million severance. Moonves “engaged in multiple acts of serious nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace, both before and after he came to CBS in 1995,” said the report, with lawyers describing Moonves as “evasive and untruthful at times.” Moonves, who has denied engaging in nonconsensual sex, left the network in September. After the Times article came out, the investigators issued a statement saying their work “is still in progress,” adding that they have not reported findings to the board.
(Source: Cynopsis)

They’ll be there for you – for a while, at least. A notice on Netflix’s Friends page saying that the 1994-2004 sitcom would be available “Until 1/1/19” caused alarm in the Twitterverse, but the streamer struck a deal with WarnerMedia for a reported $100 million to keep exclusive streaming rights for another year. That’s up from the $30 million Netflix had been paying. Exclusivity will have its limits – the show is expected to run on the streaming service AT&T is planning to launch by the end of 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will receive the Producers Guild’s 2019 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. “Amy Sherman-Palladino is everything you want a TV producer to be,” said PGA presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher. “She’s smart, she’s tenacious, she knows the story she wants to tell and how to put together the right team to tell it.” PGA Awards ceremony takes place January 19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, the Writers Guild of America is presenting Oz creator Tom Fontana with its Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement. The 71st Annual WGA Awards will be presented February 17. “I’m extremely grateful to the men and women in our Guild for thinking me worthy of the award,” said Fontana. “Now, everything I write will have to be better than before.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Telemundo Station Group has launched its “Telemundo University” training program for journalism students at the University of Florida and University of Texas at Arlington. The group plans to announce additional partners next year as part of an effort to provide the next generation of bilingual broadcast and digital journalists with real-world work skills.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crown Media’s motion to dismiss the wrongful termination lawsuit by former Home & Family co-host Mark Steines was denied. Steines, who was let go in May, alleges he was fired for complaining on behalf of women who claimed they were harassed by the show’s creator, Woody Fraser. Fraser was eventually removed from his position as exec producer; Crown Media said in September “there is no merit” to Steines’ legal claims.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin Hart is set to host the 91st Academy Awards. Said the Ride Along star on Instagram, “I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time.” Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ceremony for the past two years, posted, “Congratulations amigo – @TheAcademy made an excellent choice. You are going to kill it.” Oscars air Sunday, February 24, on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s The Voice faced backlash from fans after coach Adam Levine urged fans to save from elimination 14-year-old Reagan Strange, who was too sick to sing, over another singer on his team, DeAndre Nico. While Levine praised Nico, he added, “I have a very special relationship with Reagan. And I have two little girls at home. The thought of breaking her heart by not urging everyone to give this girl a shot to go and redeem herself next week would be too far beneath me.” Strange was saved – barely – which caused a kerfluffle on social media. Even singer John Legend was drawn in, tweeting, “@adamlevine what did you do tonight?? You’re all in my mentions.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Studios is developing a reimaginging of MTV claymation satire Celebrity Deathmatch (1998-2002). Ice Cube is attached to star as well as exec-produce alongside his partner Jeff Kwatinetz via Cube Vision. The show will be available as a weekly series for an SVOD or broadcast partner next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Drug war drama Narcos: Mexico was renewed for season two by Netflix. Series from Gaumont Television debuted last month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS’s Miracle Workers premieres Tuesday, February 12, at 10:30p. Workplace comedy stars Daniel Radcliffe as a low-level angel and Steve Buscemi as God.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Starz drama American Gods launches Sunday, March 10, at 8p. An eight-episode Holy Day binge of season one starts at 12p on Saturday, December 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live with Kelly and Ryan will get into the spirit of the season with theme weeks, starting with “Holiday Hits Week” December 10-14. On December 24, Seth MacFarlane joins the daytime duo, along with singer Martina McBride…and Santa Claus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner and Fathom Events revealed the 14 movies returning to theaters for the 2019 TCM Big Screen Classics series. First up are The Wizard of Oz (January 27, 29 and 30), My Fair Lady (February 17 and 20) and To Kill a Mockingbird (March 24 and 27).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also teaming with Fathom Events is anime company Crunchyroll. The first Crunchyroll Movie Night of the new year offers a look at Mob Psycho II on Saturday, January 5, before the episode debuts in Japan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy’s New Year’s Eve marathon of The Twilight Zone returns for the 23rd year beginning Saturday, December 30, at 11p and running through Wednesday, January 2, at 6a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Simpsons’ 1989 Christmas special, the animated comedy’s first full-length episode, will air Sunday, December 23, on Fox. This year’s holiday episode, “’Tis the 30th Season” – featuring Jane Lynch – airs December 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steve Harvey will once again ring in the new year for Fox. In Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square, Harvey will be joined by co-host Maria Menounos, beginning at 8p, Monday, December 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel investigates how tiny reptiles can reveal secrets about life on earth in Laws of the Lizard, premiering Wednesday, December 26, at 8p. The film includes the first footage ever taken of a bizarre new species.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast of 1994’s Four Weddings and a Funeral – including Hugh Grant, Andie McDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas and Rowan Atkinson, among others – will reunite for a charity short film, One Red Nose Day And A Wedding. The film, which premieres on BBC One on Friday, March 15, and will be part of NBC’s Red Nose Day programming in May, picks up 25 years after the original. Four Weddings writer Richard Curtis, who also wrote the short, is a co-founder of the Red Nose Day charity telethon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jessica Lange (American Horror Story) will rejoin exec producer/writer/showrunner Ryan Murphy in Netflix’s upcoming satirical comedy, The PoliticianJames Norton (McMafia) and Ben Miles (The Crown) are set to star in BBC One drama The Trial of Christine KeelerJoe Cole (Peaky Blinders) and Sope Dirisu (Humans) landed lead roles in Cinemax drama Gangs of London.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Network with Bryan Cranston, Tatiana Maslany and Tony Goldwyn is opening on Thursday December 6, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/network/

Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard starts previews on Friday December 7, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/ruben-clays-first-annual-christmas-carol-family-fun-pageant-spectacular-reunion-show/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 29, 2018

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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/29/18)
DIY: Tiny Paradise (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit (Premiere) at 8pm

CBS is debuting new series Fam and returning Man With a Plan as part of its winter 2019 comedy-driven schedule moves. Starring Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell, Fam, debuting Thursday, January 10 at 9:30p, follows a woman whose vision of a perfect life with her fiance and his parents shatters when her 16-year-old half-sister unexpectedly comes to live with her. Man With a Plan will return for its third season Monday, February 4, at 8:30p, after Happy Together completes its season run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A bidding war is surely in the offing. Margaret Atwood’s new tome The Testament, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be released next September 10, and the author promises “almost everything” will be revealed readers have been clamoring to know since the release of the 1985 dystopian novel. About The Testament, which is not connected to Hulu’s treatment of Handmaid’s, Atwood said in a statement, “Dear Readers, Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music artist Bobby Brown filed a $2 million lawsuit in NY District Court against Showtime and the BBC, claiming the 2017 documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me used more than 30 minutes of footage of him and his children without his consent. The lawsuit also names production companies Passion Pictures Corp., B2 Entertainment and Simmons Shelley Entertainment and their principals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reunion special featuring Game of Thrones cast members will be included exclusively in an HBO DVD boxed set featuring the complete seasons 1-8 that’s slated to drop next year. The special was filmed earlier this year in Northern Ireland and hosted by Conan O’Brien.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered UK/Swedish treatment Young Wallander, based on the early life of the police detective popularized in the novels of Henning Mankell. The streamer also ordered an as-yet-untitled original series set during the French Revolution that will follow Joseph Guillotin, the future inventor of the guillotine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elvis Mitchell will traverse the globe in upcoming Epix docuseries Elvis Goes There, slated to premiere February 4. Series will feature the veteran journalist traveling with filmmakers and actors to places of inspiration, exploring how each location shaped their work and identity. Guests set for the four hourlong eps include Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler, Paul Feig and Guillermo del Toro. Mitchell creates the series and exec-produces alongside Cheri Barner and Wildline’s Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne and Cora Olson. Lydia Tenaglia, Craig H. Shepherd and Toby Oppenheimer of Zero Point Zero Productions (Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown) also are in as exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eunetta T. Boone (One on One) is the new exec producer and showrunner for the third season of Disney Channel series Raven’s Home. The veteran comedy writer/producer most recently was a consultant on the series. Writer/producer Warren Hutcherson (Dr. Ken) also joins as co-exec producer on the series, which is in production now for a 2019 season 3 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All 13 eps of season 2 of Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways will debut Friday, December 21. New season picks up after the Runaways have left their homes and evil parents behind and have to learn to live on their own.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Giada De Laurentiis kicks off the new year with new competition series Winner Cake All, premiering Monday, January 7, at 10p on Food Network. Each ep features four cake-baking tandems from around the country competing for a $10,000 grand prize.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Schooled, a spinoff of comedy series The Goldbergs, will premiere on ABC on Wednesday, January 9, at 8:30p, following The Goldbergs. Set in 1990-something, series follows the faculty of William Penn Academy… In related news, American Housewife will move to Tuesdays at 8p beginning February 5, and ABC announced it added an additional episode to the series’ season order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A look at the game-changing birth of Silicon Valley, Nat Geo’s scripted series Valley of the Boom debuts Sunday, January 13, at 9p with two back-to-back episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Real Housewives of Dallas are ready for a two-part reunion, debuting on Bravo on Wednesday, December 5, at 10p. Host Andy Cohen sitting down with the crew to hear them speak their truths and settle the score for season three.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV will premiere White House Christmas 2018 on Sunday, December 9, at 6p, as cameras follow designer and home renovation star Alison Victoria, White House staff and volunteers on an exclusive room-by-room tour of the iconic home’s holiday transformation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pentatonix returns to NBC this holiday season with Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night, airing Monday, December 10, at 10p. On the group’s third holiday special with the network, Pentatonix embarks on a journey throughout Las Vegas and will be joined by Kelly Clarkson, the Backstreet Boys, Maren Morris and Penn & Teller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime’s keeping the beat with a week of music documentary premieres in December, profiling rock legends Jeff Beck, Agnostic Front, GG Allin and Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch. Jeff Beck: Still on the Run kicks things off Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNet Movies’ winter lineup is headlined by six sinister Stephen King adaptations in the New Year’s Eve “King Of Horror” marathon beginning December 31 at 5:40p and including Thinner, Silver Bullet, Pet Sematary, The Dead Zone and Graveyard Shift. Also in December, the network is pairing iconic films with their follow-ups with back-to-back sequels airing throughout the month. HDNet will also honor a few birthdays – including Brad Pitt on December 18 – with movies featuring those actors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV will light up a marathon of Christmas moments next month, with 14 holiday-themed eps from The Nanny, Will & Grace, Frasier and more on tap to run Friday, December 14, beginning at 6p. The festivities will repeat on Christmas Eve.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media digital companion series Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen returns Thursday, December 6, following the premiere of Top Chef on Bravo. Alums Carrie Baird and Brother Luck from season 15, and Jim Smith from season 14 are back for a chance at redemption and another shot at the coveted title in the new season, sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google relaunched its mobile phone service with new branding under the name Google Fi, an update from the previous moniker Project Fi. The service is now available on iPhones and majority of Android phones. Unlimited talk and text go for $20 a month, with a $10 fee for every GB of data used; data charges are capped at $60.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Donald Sutherland joined the cast of upcoming HBO miniseries The Undoing, joining stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh GrantAlona Tal (SEAL Team, Hand of God) landed the first spot in ABC’s pilot reboot of NYPD BlueGarrett Wareing (Perfect) scored a recurring role on Freeform’s upcoming Pretty Little Liars spinoff The PerfectionistsMelissa de Sousa (The Best Man) is set to recur in YouTube dark comedy On Becoming A God In Central Florida… Danish actor Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) will sink his teeth into Netflix/BBC’s upcoming Dracula, snagging the lead role in the three-part series… A trio of actors join the cast of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Alexis Denisof and Jedidiah Goodacre will join part 2 of the series as recurring guest stars; McKenna Grace grabbed a guest spot in the series’ holiday ep… In more Netflix news, the cast has been set for  young adult series The Society: Rachel Keller (Legion), Gideon Adlon (Blockers), Jacques Colimon (Duat), Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), Alex Fitzalan (Slenderman), Kristine Froseth (Sierra Burgess Is A Loser), Jose Julian (A Better Life), Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny), Alex MacNicoll (Transparent), Jack Mulhern (Locke & Key), Salena Qureshi (Madam Secretary), Grace Victoria Cox (Heathers), Sean Berdy (Switched at Birth) and Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper).
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Stone Cold Christmas, Bounce’s first originally produced movie, reached more than 1.4 million viewers in its premiere night airings on Sunday, November 25. The 9p premiere delivered 468K Total Viewers, posting increases of +60% in Household delivery, +92% in the delivery of A18-49 and +70% in A25-54. The encore at 1a averaged 264K Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Cher Show is opening on Monday December 3, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/cher-show/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 15, 2018

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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/15/18)
OVATION: The Wine Show (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Finale) at 9pm

PBS announced its Winter/Spring 2019 schedule. Among the highlights: the season three premiere of Masterpiece’s Victoria on Sunday, January 13, at 9p, followed by two-part special, Victoria and Albert: The Wedding at 10p. Another royal two-parter, Margaret: The Rebel Princess, premieres Sunday, February 10, at 10p. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. does double duty, as host of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., launching season five on Tuesday, January 8, at 8p, and limited series Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, arriving Tuesday, April 9, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Irin Carmon, co-author of “Notorious RBG” and a writer on legal and gender issues, is now a contributor to CNN. The net’s Brian Stelter announced the news in his newsletter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV is going wild again, bringing “MTV Spring Break” back to Cancun in 2019 with performers, surprise celebrity guests, and thousands of (maybe-not-on-their-best-behavior) young people. In a nod to the current cultural climate, the net will also concurrently host alternative Spring Break events for young activists who use their free time to give back. The news comes on the heels of MTV’s acquisition of SnowGlobe Music Festival, an expansion of its live events business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Breakthrough With Dr. Steve Perry landed a limited run on Fox Television Stations. The syndicated talker from CBS Television Distribution, starring educator and advocate Perry, will get a two-week try-out beginning January 7 in eight markets. “We think Breakthrough has potential,” said Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming for Fox TV Stations. “And being able to present it in January, when there isn’t much going on in syndication, makes it that much more compelling. Our goal is to deliver fresh programming year-round.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crime drama Red Stick, from Matt Tolmach (Venom), bestselling author Patricia Cornwell and Sony Pictures Television, landed a script commitment plus penalty from NBC. Story centers on a coroner who relocates to Baton Rouge after the death of her father.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dad Vs. Father, a comedy from Kurt Braunohler, Cedric the Entertainer and his A Bird and A Bear Entertainment and CBS Television Studios, has been put in development at CBS, reports Deadline. Project focuses on new parents moving in with the husband’s formerly deadbeat dad.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios inked a production deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television calling for eight thematically connected films in the thriller genre, to air on the Amazon Prime Video service. “Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling,” said Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke. “He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares…. We can’t wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two series based on George R.R. Martin’s “Wild Cards” books are in development at Hulu. Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) will write and produce the Universal Cable Prods. project, set in the aftermath of an alien virus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is developing a comedy from comedian Dusty Slay, Chadd Gindin (Santa Clarita Diet) and ABC Studios, inspired by Slay’s childhood growing up in an Alabama trailer park.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon picked up season six of its longest-running original series, procedural Bosch, ahead of the arrival of season five, slated to make its debut in 2019. What’s the rush? “Bosch is a customer and critical favorite and Amazon Prime members are fans of this long-running series that delivers strong storytelling, complex characters, and exceptional performances,” said Albert Cheng, co-head of television for Amazon Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta premieres Thursday, January 10, at 9p. The franchise extender follows Atlanta detectives unraveling gruesome crimes. Lead-in is 60 Days In, which returns the week before, on January 3 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 23 of ABC’s The Bachelor premieres January 7 at 8p, with Bachelorette also-ran and ex-NFL player Colton Underwood handing out the roses this go-round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s American Beauty Star returns Wednesday, January 2, at 10p. Superstar model Ashley Graham joins as host this season; judges include supermodel Christie Brinkley, Cosmopolitan’s Leah Wyar and photographer Yu Tsai.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC game show Deal or No Deal is being revived on CNBC, starting Wednesday, December 5, at 8p and 9p. Howie Mandel will be back as host and exec producer, as contestants try grab the $1,000,000 briefcase.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FFA Today launches on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel Monday, January 7, at 7p. Weekly program will feature students living the youth organization’s motto of “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, and Living to Serve.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce original series Last Call makes its debut Monday, January 7. Comedy hails from Bobbcat Films and Roger Bobb (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery will go live at an ancient sinkhole 46 miles off the coast of Belize for two-hour global special Discovery LIVE: Into The Blue Hole on Sunday, December 2, at 4p. Exploration team includes businessman/philanthropist Sir Richard Branson; explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau; and Erika Bergman, the submersible’s pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Young Sheldon’s Iain Armitage (Sheldon), Lance Barber (George) and Montana Jordan (Georgie) will make cameos on a December episode of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. Sibling series are both exec produced by Chuck Lorre.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NOVA: World’s Fastest Animal takes a look at the peregrine falcon (nearly three times as fast as a sprinting cheetah) on Wednesday, November 21, at 9p on PBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce premieres its first Original Movie, A Stone Cold Christmas, on Sunday, November 25, 9p. Demetria McKinney (Saints & Sinners) stars as a shrewd businesswoman/horrible boss forced to deal with past decisions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Always at The Carlyle, a documentary feature bringing to life untold stories from the legendary NYC hotel, premieres on Starz on Monday, December 3, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the holiday specials on tap at NBC: A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 21, at 9p; A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy on Wednesday, November 28, at 8p; and Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days on Monday, December 3, at 10p, two days ahead of the series premiere (see above) on CNBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-hour doc Dirty John, The Dirty Truth, a companion to Bravo’s upcoming scripted anthology Dirty John, debuts on Oxygen in January. Bravo series launches Sunday, November 25, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s Body Cam gives viewers an eyewitness look at the life-and-death decisions in police work, starting Tuesday, November 27 at 10p. First episode covers a domestic dispute that turns into a shoot-out, and a rookie forced to pull his weapon on a busy highway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gina Carano (Deadpool) has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming Star Wars series, set to air on upcoming streaming service Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Constance Zimmer (UnReal), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Joe Manganiello (True Blood) narrate scripted true crime podcast The Angel of Vine. Created by Oliver Vaquer (Jane the Virgin) and former WME voice director Ryan Martz, the 10-parter offers a fictional account of an unsolved murder mystery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a second season of Explained, reports Deadline. Weekly short-form series from Vox explores a wide range of global topics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for the Today hour that used to be anchored by Megyn Kelly have risen since Kelly’s exit, boosted to 741,000 among A25-54 (up 10%) and 2.52 million viewers (up 4%) versus Megyn Kelly Today’s last week on the air. The show was canceled by NBC on October 26, after Kelly made remarks about wearing blackface on Halloween.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And the winner is…The E!’s People’s Choice Awards reached 4.1 million total viewers and 1.8 million among A18-49 on Sunday across NBCUni sibs E!, Bravo, Syfy, Universo and USA. E!’s airing delivered the youngest-skewing audience ever for the show, with an audience composition 4x more concentrated with A18-34 viewers than last year’s telecast on CBS, as well as E!’s biggest live digital video audience ever, with 3 million live streams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel movie It’s Christmas, Eve on Saturday ranked as the top cable program of the day across households (3.9 rating) and all key demos, with 4.2 million total viewers and 739,000 W25-54. The show out-delivered the Big Four in the 8p-10p timeslot among HHs, W18-34, W18-49, W25-54 and total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday’s debut of Butterbean’s Café scored Nickelodeon its highest-rated preschool series debut since the 2013 launch of PAW Patrol, averaging a 4.6/456,000 with Kids 2-5 (+27% year-over-year) and 1.3 million total viewers (+55%). A PAW Patrol special nabbed the series its highest ratings with Kids 2-5 in over a year, and was the number-one telecast for the day, averaging a 7.3/727,000 Kids 2-5 (+125%) and 2 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s Season 6 premiere of The Curse of Oak Island on History ranks as the network’s #1 season premiere year-to-date among key demos, delivering 2.9 million total viewers, 1.2 million A25-54 and 855,000 A18-49.(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars ended season eleven up +20% among A25-54, up +16% among W25-54 and up +11% among W18-49 and total viewers versus the season premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katherine MacGregor, best known to TV audiences as Harriet Oleson on Little House on Prairie, died November 13. She was 93. “She was outspoken and hilariously funny,” posted Little House co-star Melissa Gilbert.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Prom is opening on Thursday November 15, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/prom/

Bernhardt/Hamlet is closing on Sunday November 18, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bernhardthamlet/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 8, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/8/18)
A&E: Live PD: Police Patrol (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Shahs of Sunset (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: The Return of Shelby The Swamp Man (Finale) at 10pm

Election, election, election: TV was all about the 2018 Midterm Elections Tuesday night. Here’s your roundup:

MSNBC aired an F-bomb from conceding Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke Tuesday night, who lost to incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. “Sorry for the F-bomb,” anchor Brian Williams said afterward. “We have no control of what’s in the concession speeches.” C-SPAN also aired the word uncensored; Fox News and CNN were not broadcasting the speech at the time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel topped both broadcast and cable news networks in total viewers, with 7.8M total viewers, compared to NBC‘s 5.7M, ABC‘s 5.3M, CNN‘s 5.07M, MSNBC‘s 4.7M and CBS‘ 3.9M. Univision‘s coverage, which aired from 9-11PM, reached 4.6M total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

But out of-home ratings for the midterm elections were good to CNN, which pulled ahead of Fox News Channel as voting began to close down on the East Coast Wednesday night, beginning around 6PM and continuing until the following morning. Fox News tends to pull larger OOH numbers on a day-to-day basis, but CNN surged from .7M (compared to Fox’s .5M) beginning at 6PM, and topped 1M between 8-11PM (compared to Fox’s .9M).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Late-night hosts with live shows saw ratings boosted by election-related material, with CBSThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2.9HH in metered markets), edging past ABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live (2.3). Kimmel scored a .8 rating in 18-49s, a five-month high, ahead of Colbert’s .6 in the same demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Breaking Bad is about to get another prequel, this time as a film written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan, who’s also behind the other Breaking prequel series Better Call Saul. The standalone installment in the franchise is expected to start shooting in mid-November in New Mexico, but whether original stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be involved remains to be seen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is reporting higher first-quarter fiscal earnings, adjusting its earnings to 52 cents per share, compared with 49 cents per share last year at that time. Fiscal first-quarter revenue increased 2 percent to $7.18B, thanks to higher affiliate and advertising revenue in broadcast and cable TV. The company is set to sell many of its businesses to the Walt Disney Co. for $71.3B in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform has greenlit its first original holiday movie for the 2019 25 Days of Christmas event, a film with the working title of Ghosting, which will be executive produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky and star Aisha Dee (The Bold Type) and Kimiko Glenn (The Guest Book).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is developing The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a new drama series from former Arrow co-showrunner Wendy Mericle, Ellen Pompeo, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, along with ABC Studios. It will be based on an upcoming book by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau, and tells Walder’s true story of being recruited by the CIA while a Delta Gamma sorority sister.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW is looking to bring back The 4400, which was  a hit for USA Network in 2004. The reboot will be co-written and executive produced by Justified writer/producer Taylor Elmore and Craig Sweeny (who started out as a writer on the original series).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC has ordered more episodes of Kids Are Alright and Splitting Up Together. Nine additional episodes will equal a traditional full season of 22 for Kids, and with five more episodes Splitting will have an 18-episode second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alec Baldwin‘s talk show The Alec Baldwin Show is leaving ABC’s Sunday schedule for a less populated neighborhood: Saturday, 10PM, as of Dec. 8. The show had already been low-rated, but its host’s arrest for assault in New York City last week may not have helped its profile.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New episodes of MTV‘s Catfish: The TV Show are on the way starting Nov. 28 at 9PM. This season, the show will attempt to find someone to join host Nev Schulman after longtime co-host Max Joseph, who had been with the show since its 2012 premiere, announced he was moving on in August.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform‘s 25 Days of Christmas program block has unveiled several original programming entries, including the Tyra Banks-starring Life-Size 2, Pop Up Santa Holiday Special, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic, No Sleep ‘Til Christmas, The Truth About Christmas and regular appearances from Shadowhunters star Isaiah Mustafa in on-air spots as Freeform Santa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV is hoping people will want to wallow in some nostalgia after wallowing in turkey, stuffing and gravy on Thanksgiving weekend, with an Unexpected Guests four-day marathon of memorable episodes from Will & Grace; Murder, She Wrote; Frasier and others. The focus will be on guest stars in early or surprising roles, like Helen Hunt on The Bionic Woman. Marathon runs from Nov. 22-25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Megan Fox will be spanning the globe to examine enduring legends and lore in Travel Channel‘s new series Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox. The series, which will premiere on December 4 at 8PM, will consist of four hour-long episodes, beginning with visits to Scandinavia and England.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bel Powley (White Boy Rick) has been cast opposite Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell in Apple‘s morning show drama series. She’ll play Claire Conway, a production assistant…. Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance are set to star in Netflix‘s Uncorked, which is the directorial debut for Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny….Michael Sheen has joined the cast of The Good Fight on CBS All Access for its upcoming third season as Roland Blum, a charismatic and Machiavellian lawyer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Kyle Bornheimer will star in Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones, an episode of Netflix‘s forthcoming eight-episode anthology series that focuses on the stories behind the country legend’s songs. All episodes are set to premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Swamp Thing has added more cast members, including Power‘s Andy Bean as biologist Alec Holland, who in the DC Universe mythology becomes the Thing itself. Meanwhile, Derek Mears, who starred as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th reboot, will play the bog monster. The streaming series is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce is bringing Olivia Pope back to prime time. In a multi-year agreement with Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, Bounce has acquired all seven seasons and 125 episodes of ABC‘s Scandal, and will begin airing the series Monday to Friday nights at 8PM beginning Nov. 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting director Eddie Foy III, who worked on classic series including Cheers, M*A*S*H, Happy Days and The Monkees died on November 3 after a fall in his home in Denison, Iowa. He was 83. He was a third-generation member of the Foy show business family, whose story was told in the 1955 film The Seven Little Foys, and had been a casting director for 42 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
King Kong is opening on Thursday November 8, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/king-kong/

The Nap is closing on Sunday November 11, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/nap/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 1, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/1/18)
DIY: Treehouse Masters (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men (Finale) at 9pm 

Game show stalwarts Pat Sajak and Vanna White, and Alex Trebek are set to remain hosts on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, respectively, through 2022 in a new contract with Sony Pictures Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCU is rolling out the red carpet for its the debut of the E! People’s Choice Awards. The event will broadcast live across all sister NBCU cable networks, including Bravo, E!, SYFY, Universo and USA Network, and will air in 161 countries on Sunday, November 11 at 9p. Preshow E! Live from the Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards will air only on E! starting at 7p; both programs will be streaming live on the E! app and Eonline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charles Hensley, the man who attempted to lure support of Lucie Arnaz claiming he was helping relaunch Desilu Studios was in fact attempting to use her famous name to “induce unwitting investors” in a shell company, according to CBS. A new CBS lawsuit also claims Hensley is a convicted marketer of unapproved bird flu medication who tried to register the Trans World Airlines trademark two years ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jonah Hill will host Saturday Night Live for a fifth time on November 3, alongside musical guest Maggie Rogers. Liev Schreiber will make his SNL debut as host on November 10; Lil Wayne will be musical guest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anchor Jose Díaz-Balart and presenters Julio Vaqueiro, Felicidad Aveleyra and Paulina Sodi will lead Noticias Telemundo’s “El Voto, Nuestro Futuro Latino” (The Vote, Our Latino Future), its coverage of the November 6 state and legislative elections. The team will offer special programming leading up to the elections as well as comprehensive Election Day coverage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Negotiations between NBC and Megyn Kelly over Kelly’s departure are playing out in the social media spotlight, with Kelly’s attorneys asking for top NBCU brass to step in if current NBC News chief Andy Lack can’t quash the leaks. “Despite my efforts to handle this process confidentially, NBC News is allowing the media to run with completely false and irresponsible reports that disparage Megyn by erroneously claiming she has ever asked for more money than her contract requires,” lawyer Bryan Freedman said yesterday after several online outlets reported Kelly was seeking an additional $10 million over the remainder of her estimated $69 million three-year contract with NBCU. “Unlike Mr. Freedman, who has repeatedly commented to the media throughout the negotiations, we respect the confidentiality of the process, and will have no comment until it reaches its conclusion,” responded NBC. In a plot twist, Kelly herself took to twitter to slam The Daily Mail for invading her family’s privacy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lots of action at ABC, which gave a put pilot commitment to an untitled comedy starring, co-written and exec-produced by Hannah Simone (New Girl). Inspired by Simone’s nontraditional Indian family, series was developed at ABC Studios, which is producing. Former New Girl co-exec producer Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson are writing and exec producing… Additionally, Leslie Odom Jr. is set to star and exec-produce an untitled family comedy that received a put pilot commitment at ABC. The project is from Kerry Washington, writer Saladin K. Patterson (The Last O.G., The Big Bang Theory) and ABC Studios… ABC also gave a put pilot commitment to comedy Work Wife, a “work spouse” treatment inspired by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest’s real-life friendship, from writer Michael Ian Black, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions and ABC Studios… And there’s more. ABC gave a script commitment with penalty to Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, based on writer/therapist Lori Gottlieb’s upcoming memoir. Project is from Maggie Friedman (No Tomorrow), Eva Longoria and 20th Century Fox TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a 10-ep third season of animated medieval fantasy Castlevania, based on the Konami video game. Season 2 of the toon series started streaming last week. Series is written by Warren Ellis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new season of Outlander debuts on Starz on Sunday, November 4 at 8p with the episode “America the Beautiful.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media delivers double the drama with the season 7 premiere of Vanderpump Rules, immediately followed by the series premiere of the new docuseries Unanchored, on Monday, December 3 at 9p and10p, respectively. Following nine best friends aboard a 56-foot catamaran for three weeks in the Bahamas, Unanchored will air new eps on back-to-back nights every Monday and Tuesday at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Just ahead of the midterm elections, Showtime will air an Our Cartoon President special on Sunday, November 4 at 10:30p. Special focuses on Cartoon Trump’s deepening concerns about what he fears is a coming Democratic “Blue Wave” and his possible impeachment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries have tee’d up two new holiday movies for Sunday, November 11. Hallmark Channel original movie Christmas in Love, from the network’s Countdown to Christmas slate, premieres at 8p. Then at 9p, A Veteran’s Christmas, about a decorated US veteran who must rediscover the magic of Christmas after returning home after two tours, debuts on sister net Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The countdown is on. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 will air Monday, December 31 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS launched free, ad-supported 24/7 direct-to-consumer streaming network ET Live. Developed in collaboration with CBS Interactive and CBS Television Distribution’s entertainment newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight, the digital network taps into the ET legacy to offer continuous, original programming. At launch, ET Live is available at ETLive.com, via Android and iOS devices through the ET Live app, on Apple TV and on Amazon Fire TV. It also will be integrated into the CBS All Access subscription service’s live feed, and will be available as a feed within CBSN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon selected five new participants to join its 19th annual Writing Program, including the program’s first-ever preschool-specific finalist. The Nickelodeon Writing Program offers aspiring television writers with diverse backgrounds from all over the globe the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for both live-action and animated shows. Based in Burbank, participants will develop their skills with hands-on work during the year-long program. This year’s winners are: Halima Lucas, Sarah Allan, Crescent Novell, Michael Olmo and K-Ci Williams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new series spotted for Disney Channel UK: The animated 101 Dalmatian Street will debut on the network in 2019, in a reimagining of the classic story set in 21st century London. It stars voice talent Paloma Faith, Miriam Margoyles and Ben Bailey Smith. 101 Dalmatian Street was created by Disney Channel EMEA, in collaboration with Passion Animation Studios in London.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Munich-based Studio 100 Media has commenced production for the third movie about the world’s most beloved little bee. Maya the Bee 3 is slated to hit theaters in 2020-21, produced by Studio 100 Media in co-production with Australian production company Studio B Animation, and in association with Flying Bark Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emma Roberts exited Netflix drama Spinning Out, due to a scheduling conflict… Josh Whitehouse (Northern Soul, The Happy Worker) is in for a lead role in HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot… In her first TV series role, Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) joins ABC’s black-ish as in a recurring role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song with Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl is opening on Thursday November 1, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/torch-song/

American Son with Kerry Washington is opening on Sunday November 4, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/american-son/