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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 18, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/18/18)
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: My Lottery Dream Home (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: To Catch A Killer (Finale) at 10pm

The upcoming seventh season of Netflix dramedy Orange Is the New Black will be its last. The streaming service announced the news on Twitter with the warning, “This may make you cry.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC gave a full season order to Single Parents. The new Wednesday comedy is averaging 5.6 million viewers and a 1.6/7 Live+3 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of global talent competition The World’s Best gets the prime post-Super Bowl slot on CBS on Sunday, February 3 at 10p(ish). Exec producer James Corden hosts, with judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More cable subscribers would cut the cord if they knew they could still get live programming, according to a report, “Inside the Minds of Cord-Cutters and Cable-Keepers,” from Telaria and Adobe. The primary reason people keep the cord is the perception that only a linear connection can deliver live television content (42%), said the report. The second most common reason was the desire to have a lot of channels (34%), and the third was the fear of losing favorite networks (32%). 55% of cable subscribers found cord-cutting options confusing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated series Animals was canceled after three seasons on HBO. The comedy, centered on NYC natives like rats and pigeons, was averaging 185,000 viewers, down 20% from season two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A shareholder initiative to remove Mark Zuckerberg as chairman of the board of Facebook won the backing of the state treasurers of Rhode Island, Illinois and Pennsylvania, as well as the New York City comptroller, reports the Wall Street Journal. “Facebook plays an outsized role in our society and our economy. They have a social and financial responsibility to be transparent – that’s why we’re demanding independence and accountability in the company’s boardroom,” said NYC comptroller Scott Stringer. Of course, Zuckerberg would have to vote to oust himself for the initiative to work, since he has the majority of the voting power.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sesame Street’s Big Bird is flying the coop. Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the children’s show’s debut in 1969, is retiring. “Big Bird brought me so many places, opened my mind and nurtured my soul,” Spinney said. “And I plan to be an ambassador for Sesame Workshop for many years to come. After all, we’re a family!” Count Von Count Matt Vogel will add Big Bird to his Sesame Street duties, while Eric Jacobson (Grover, Bert and Guy Smiley) will take on Oscar the Grouch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox gave a script commitment plus penalty to It Takes Two, a comedy inspired by HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, based on their bestselling memoir. Project is written by twins Jon and Josh Silberman (Living Biblically).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox also gave a put pilot order to drama Sisters, based on the Endomol Shine Australia series about a woman who discovers her fertility doctor dad used his sperm to conceive dozens of children. Project comes from The Path’s Annie Weisman and Jason Katims, original series co-creator Imogen Banks, Universal Television and Endemol Shine North America. And the net gave a put pilot commitment to a reboot of 1976-1985 sitcom Alice, from Diablo Cody (Juno), Liz Astrof (2 Broke Girls) and Warner Bros. TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a second season of Elite. Soapy teen-oriented Spanish original, launched globally on October 5, is set to return in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW is developing Dorian, a gender switching, comedic version of The Picture of Dorian Gray from Marisa Coughlan (Super Troopers 2), Len Goldstein (Hart of Dixie) and Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wu-Tang Management, Back Roads Entertainment and Taller Brand are partnering for  Wu-Tang 36:25: A Tribute to the 25th Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang. Live TV special will honor the legacy of Ol’ Dirty Bastard and acknowledge the contributions of the entire Clan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sultana, a Turkish series based on the true story of Kosem, a female who ruled the Ottoman Empire for over 40 years, premieres on Telemundo Monday, October 29 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A salvage expert searches for material to repurpose for clients’ homes in new DIY series Heritage Hunters, premiering Sunday, November 4 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home Made Simple with Laila Ali returns to OWN for a new season of home transformations on Saturday, November 3 at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season five of Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins debuts Friday, October 26 at 11a. A Christmas special will premiere on the net in December as part of Disney/ABC’s “25 Days of Christmas” event, and also air on DisneyABC, and Freeform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New E! docu-series Vivian, focused on the youngest model scout at Wilhelmina, premieres on Snapchat Monday, October 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV is teaming with Facebook Watch for three seasons of a reimagined version of MTV’s The Real World, with native productions in Mexico, Thailand and the U.S. From Real World creators Bunim/Murray Productions, the next gen version will explore friendship and the cultural and social environment, with interactive social features, starting in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV debuts its first Snapchat show, You Wish You Live Here, on Sunday, October 21 at 6a. In the makeover show, host Dylan Silver and team remodel rooms with a budget of $1000 or less.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV will honor Janet Jackson with its 2018 “Global Icon” award at the MTV EMAs, airing live around the globe from Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9p CET, and across MTV’s channels in over 180 countries and territories. Jackson will return the favor by performing a medley of her greatest hits.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Garth Brooks special Garth: Live at Notre Dame! premieres Sunday, December 2 at 8p on CBS. “Garth Brooks. Notre Dame. Two icons. One night. It will be a television event to remember,” said Jack Sussman, CBS EVP, music, specials & live events.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America’s Halloween Week of programming kicks off Friday, October 26. The stunt includes movie marathons, a takeover of The X-Files and “Hitchcockian horror.” And in apartnership with horror streamer Shudder, “Shudder Saturday” will feature Shudder Original films including, for the first time on television, Revenge (2017) and haunted house thriller The Witch in the Window (2018).
(Source: Cynopsis)

A chart from Netflix showing the explosive the explosive growth of Instagram followers for stars of the streamer’s series “is a good indicator that our shows and stars are breaking out all over the planet,” wrote CEO Reed Hastings in a note to investors. During the company’s investment conference, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that betweenthe emergence of new streaming services, plus traditional media firms, “Our job is to make Netflix stand out so that when consumers have free time, they choose to spend it with our service.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roland S. Martin hosts “The Great Debate” versus FSI host Jason Whitlock on daily digital show #RolanMartinUnfiltered today at 6p. Expect to hear opinions on Colin KaepernickLebron James, Black Lives Matter and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joshua Bassett (Stuck in the Middle) has been cast as the lead in High School Musical: The Musical, headed for Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service…Matias Varela (Narcos) will co-star in all3media international’s financial thriller Fartblinda (international title: Blinded), with Julia Ragnarsson (Spring River)…Tia Mowry (Sister, Sister) and Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) will star in Family Reunion, a comedy from Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Conners was Tuesday’s number one show among A18-49 (2.4/10), and delivered 10.6 million viewers, for the season’s top new series debut. That’s down from the Roseanne reboot’s premiere but even with its finale. At 10p, ABC’s The Rookie was the net’s most-watched drama debut (5.4 million) in the hour in over 7½  years, and tied as the top-rated (1.0/4) in 4½ .
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season five premiere of Telemundo’s Senora Acero averaged 1.39 million viewers and 724,000 among A18-49. In LA and Miami, Telemundo ranked as the  number one network regardless of language among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Lifespan of a Fact with Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale is opening on Thursday October 18, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/lifespan-fact/

The Ferryman is opening on Sunday October 21, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-ferryman/

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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 27, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/27/18)
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: How To Get Away With Murder (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Mom (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Murphy Brown (Premiere) at 9:30pm
CBS: S.W.A.T. (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING CHANNEL: The Best Things I Ever Ate (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: The Good Place (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Premiere) at 9pm

CBS announced plans for “CBS Stages Canada,” a TV and film production facility outside Toronto expected to open in mid-2019. The multi-use production facility will include six soundstages, production offices, support facilities and auxiliary services for large-scale television and film production. “CBS has a strong production history in Canada,” said David Stapf, president, CBS Television Studios. “The Toronto area specifically has provided our series with diverse and appealing locations as well as production infrastructure and crafts expertise that cannot be easily found.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other CBS news, former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons was named CBS Corporation’s interim chairman of the board of directors, replacing Les Moonves, who exited amid allegations of sexual assault on September 9. “We have a distinguished and independent Board that is steadfast in its commitment to serve the best interests of all shareholders,” said Parsons. Stepping down from the board are Bruce Gordon and William Cohen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

21st Century Fox is selling its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast, which on Saturday beat Fox with a $40 billion bid for the other 61% of the European pay-TV giant. The deal has the stamp of approval from Disney, which is acquiring most of Fox. Said Fox in a statement, “In light of the premium Comcast has agreed to pay for Sky, we and Disney have decided to sell 21CF’s existing 39% holding in Sky to Comcast. We congratulate Comcast on their pending acquisition.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX News Channel is teaming with FOX Sports for Thursday Night Football, with NFL Hall of Famers Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long hosting FOX Sports’ new pregame show live from FNC’s state-of-the-art studios in NYC. Beginning Week 4, the Thursday Night Football Pregame Show will air at 7:30p on FOX, taking viewers up to kickoff.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT tapped Frank Pugliese (House of Cards) to serve as showrunner for new limited series The Angel of Darkness, based on the sequel to Caleb Carr bestseller – and top 10 cable drama – The Alienist. Angel is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T with Eric RothAnonymous Content‘s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin, with Cary Joji Fukunaga serving as executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox gave a 13-episode straight-to-series pickup to animated comedy Bless the Harts, from Emily Spivey, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Seth Cohen. Voice cast includes SNLers Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Jillian Bell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pop TV’s Florida Girls starts production in early October. Scripted comedy was inspired by series creator Laura Chinn’s (The Mick) life growing up on the West Coast of the Sunshine State. Laci Mosley (The Wedding Year), Melanie Field (Heathers) and Patty Guggenheim (Splitting Up Together) will star with Chinn in the series from Chinn, Lionsgate TV, Jax Media and 3 Arts Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patty’s Auto, inspired by a Pennsylvania auto repair shop with all female mechanics, has been put in development at Fox. Comedy hails from Darlene Hunt (The Big C), Brownstone Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gaumont animated comedy Bionic Max, centered on a bionic guinea pig and his goldfish pal, has been greenlit by France’s Gulli.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A four-part special Ghost Adventures event exploring a treacherous nautical region on the Pacific Northwest, “Graveyard of the Pacific”, launches on Travel Channel Saturday, October 13 at 9p. Three days later at 10p the net offers hour-long special Lost Amazon: Project Z, looking for a lost civilization buried under a tropical rain forest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the celebrity kids onboard ABC’s upcoming Dancing With the Stars: Juniors are Alana Thompson (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo); Tripp Palin, grandson of Sarah; skateboarding/surfing phenom Sky Brown; daughter-of-NBA-star-Scottie Sophia Pippen, and Miles Brown (black-ish). Battle for the mirrorball starts Sunday, October 7 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

How Far Is Tattoo Far?, hosted by Nico Tortorella (Younger) and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore Family Vacation), starts making its mark on MTV Thursday, October 11 at 9p. Reality show based on the MTV International format Just Tattoo of Us has pairs of friends and family members design tattoos for each other that won’t be revealed until they’re permanently inked.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new season of Doctor Who hits BBC America timed to the UK premiere broadcast on Sunday, October 7th at 1:45p. Fans at New York Comic Con will watch the debut live, followed by a panel with star Jodie Whittaker, showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After a cycling accident that took him away from the stage, Larry Hernandez returns to Universo for the season seven premiere of celeb-reality series Larrymania, this Sunday, September 30 at 9p. The season will chronicle the recovery and reinvention of the Mexican regional artist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HITN original production Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill, raising awareness among Hispanic families of the importance of species conservation with footage of exotic animals, premieres Monday, October 1 at 9p. Wildlife expert Ron Magill (Sabado Gigante) hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinedigm acquired seasons one through ten of family-friendly Canadian drama Heartland, from Kew Media Distribution, to debut on its Dove Channel in October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A D.C. designer and her husband – parents of five – create spaces for families in Best House on the Block, premiering on DIY Wednesday, October 10 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Steve Harvey Show joins the “First Families of Funny” and “Funny Side Up” lineups of getTV starting Monday, October 1, at 8a and 11p. Sitcom ran on The WB from 1996-2002.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated country music series Nashville Insider joins AXS TV’s Thursday night lineup on October 4 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season six of Bounce original series Family Time launches Monday, October 1 at 9p. Episodes will also be available on SVOD service Brown Sugar on Tuesdays, along with seasons one through five.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aspire TV lifestyle culinary series Butter + Brown is back for a second season starting Tuesday, October 2 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sundance Now’s first scripted podcast, six-part crime thriller Exeter, premieres Thursday, October 25. Season two has been greenlit will arrive in early 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-part Bravo docu-series Welcome to Waverly pairs a diverse group of professionals from major metropolitan areas with their counterparts in Waverly, Kansas – population 563. New episodes premiere every night from Monday, October 22-Thursday, October 25 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen’s Kemper on Kemper: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer explores the story of Edmund Kemper, “The Co-Ed Killer,” whose 1969-1973 murder spree culminated with the killing of his own mother. Special premieres Saturday, October 20 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cardi B has been added to the roster of performers at the American Music Awards. The rapper/songwriter will be joined by Latin singers Bad Bunny and J Balvin. Show airs Tuesday, October 9 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Conan O’Brien begins his 18-city “Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips” tour in D.C. on Friday, November 2. O’Brien will be joined by different groups of handpicked comics each night of the tour. Said O’Brien, “The idea that I hit the road for seven weeks was pitched by my wife, with the full backing of my children.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel original Saturday movie premieres next month include Falling For You on October 6 at 9p, Under the Autumn Moon on October 13 at 9p, and Love, of Course on October 20 at 8p. Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts makes its debut Sunday, October 21 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Classic Movies has lined up a month of programming celebrating performances from comediennes including Lucille Ball, Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn and more, hosted by Carol Burnett and Illeana Douglas. “Funny Ladies” launches October 4, continuing every Thursday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paul McCartney appears in his first 60 Minutes profile on the season 51 premiere of the CBS newsmag Sunday, September 30 at 7:30p. Sharyn Alfonsi interviews the 76-year-old music legend, who admits that while he gave bandmate John Lennon credit for his songwriting, it wasn’t easy. “You’d normally have to be a little bit drunk,” says McCartney. “It helped.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV is airing a 20-episode marathon of “Will & Grace Fabulous Firsts,” highlighting first-time events and character debuts from the original eight seasons, on Saturday, October 6 from 9a-7p. That’s two days after the new W&G season launches on NBC Thursday, October 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eve Hewson (The Knick) and Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) have joined the cast of six-part BBC Two drama, The Luminaries….Evan Handler (Californication) landed a season six series regular role on Starz drama Power, while Mike Dopud and Monique Gabriela Curnen have been upped from recurring to series regulars….Kevin Harrison Jr. (It Comes at Night) and Lucy Fry (Bright) have boarded Epix crime drama Godfather of Harlem.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season three premiere of NBC’s This Is Us on Tuesday scored a 3.0 rating among A18-49 and 10.5 million viewers, down from 3.9 for its season two, “How did Jack die?” bow, but above the season average. Medical drama New Amsterdam followed with a healthy 1.8 in the demo and 8.4 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season debut of HGTV’s My Lottery Dream Home on Friday attracted 3.3 million total viewers and a .85 Live+3 rating among A25-54, the series’ highest-rated episode ever. Dream Home ranked as the number three cable net among A25-54 in the timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season six finale of Telemundo’s  El Senor de los Cielos averaged 2.061 million total viewers, 1.125 million A 18-49 and 475,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox NewsThe Story with Martha MacCallum delivered a series-high 610,000 among A25-54 and 3.6 million total viewers and for its interview with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, and was cable’s number one show for the night in total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of September 17, Univision outperformed one or more English-language broadcast nets every night among A18-34, and on four nights among A18-49, ranking as the number five broadcast network for the week in primetime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Frank Parker died September 16 from complications of Parkinson’s disease and dementia. He was 79. Parker’s longest-running role was on Days of Our Lives, where he recurred from 1983-2008.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Nap opens on Thursday September 27, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/nap/

The Ferryman starts previews on Tuesday October 2, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-ferryman/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 13, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/13/18)
ID: To Catch A Killer (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Match Game (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: Take Two (Finale) at 10pm
USA: Queen of The South (Finale) at 9pm
USA: Shooter (Finale) at 10pm

Another domino falls at CBS. Jeff Fager, longtime CBS News executive and current executive producer of 60 Minutes, is out, “effective immediately” in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. CBS News chief David Rhodes issued a statement announcing Fager’s departure, but was quick to distance it from recent reports, including one detailed in Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker piece that brought down CBS Corp. head Les Moonves. “This action today is not directly related to the allegations surfaced in press reports,” Rhodes wrote. “However, he violated company policy and it is our commitment to uphold those policies at every level.” Fager said his axing was the result of “harsh” language in a text message to a CBS reporter, adding, “One such note should not result in termination after 36 years, but it did.” Rhodes noted Moonves’ interim CEO replacement Joe Ianniello “is in full support of this decision and the transition to come.” Bill Owens will manage the 60 Minutes team while a search is under way for Fager’s replacement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference: Viacom CEO Bob Bakish steered clear of discussing CBS and the departure of longtime CEO Les Moonves. Instead, he touted an “incredible turnaround” at Paramount Pictures, and progress at MTV. Next year roughly half of Paramount’s releases will be tied to one of Viacom’s five flagship cable brands: MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and the Paramount Network… AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the new WarnerMedia will increase the spending and output of HBO, but added, “We’re not talking about Netflix-scale investments.” Poking fun at HBO’s chief competitor, he said in the subscription video arena, HBO is “the Tiffany” compared with Netflix’s “Walmart”.… Discovery CEO David Zaslav talked up the company’s $14.4 billion purchase of Scripps Networks, noting, “We’re starting to reposition ourselves as not a great cable company but as the second biggest TV company in America.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s portfolio of unscripted content is headed to Hulu as part of an expanded distribution agreement between the two companies. The multiyear agreement increases Hulu’s offering of Discovery programming to nearly 4,000 episodes of shows including Deadliest Catch, MythBusters, Naked and Afraid, Property Brothers and Gold Rush, available outside of Discovery’s networks exclusively to Hulu across all of its subscription plans. The deal also brings five additional Discovery networks – Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend, and Animal Planet – to Hulu’s live television plan, Hulu With Live TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tonight Show canceled Tuesday night’s scheduled appearance by Norm MacDonald after the SNL alum made controversial comments about the #MeToo movement, defended recent fallen stars Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr and noted of them, “There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.” He later apologized on Twitter, and during a subsequent interview with Howard Stern.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Young Sheldon creator Chuck Lorre tapped series exec producers Steven Molaro and Jim Parsons, Warner Bros. Television Group and CBS to develop a new grant program titled, fittingly, The Young Sheldon STEM Initiative, to support of our nation’s public schools, teachers and students.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is in as co-producer of the BBC series His Dark Materials, in partnership with BBC, Bad Wolf, in which HBO owns a small stake, and New Line Cinema to co-produce the adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels. HBO also acquired the worldwide rights to the series outside of the UK.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer/producer Tracey Scott Wilson, a staple on FX’s The Americans for five seasons, signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the studio behind the series, to develop original content for FX Networks and other outlets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sisters Leah and Bea Koch, co-owners of The Ripped Bodice Bookstore, inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop projects based on their relationships with romance novel authors and readers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The BBC struck a deal with Facebook to produce news show Cut Through The Noise for the social media platform’s Watch service. Show is the first from a non-US news publisher; it will tackle a different issue each week, presented from BBC News’ DC bureau the field.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IFC acquired three seasons of British comedy Toast of London and will begin airing the series, from Objective Fiction and all3media international, in 2019. Created by Arthur Mathews and Matt Berry, the comedy stars Berry as an eccentric, middle-aged actor with a sketchy past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. Guest stars include Jon HammMorgana RobinsonVic Reeves and Josh Homme.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel will premiere live series Haunted Live this Friday, September 14 at 10. Hosted by the paranormal experts the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, each week, the paranormal team will visit a new haunted location to be revealed during the first act of the show, removing any suspicion of footage being tampered with.
(Source: Cynopsis)

EstrellaTV will premiere the new season of Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento on September 17 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starting September 17, HITN will air season 2 of the series Centro Medico. The network will lead up to the premiere with 32 hours of the first season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s season 8 of Total Divas drops Wednesday, September 19 at 9p, and the net dropped a teaser including the women’s  historic participation in WrestleMania 34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CentroAmericaTV will premiere its new original production Inmigrantes: El Camino Hacia un Sueno (Immigrants: The Road Towards a Dream), on Saturday, September 15 at 8p. Series focuses on the arduous journey many Central Americans take to reach the “land of freedom’ in the US, and exposes the harsh reality they face once they arrive.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Long Island Medium will return to TLC on Monday, October 8 at 8p with a new season featuring celebrity readings for Anne Burrell, Annie Potts, Debbie Gibson and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video released key art and series trailer for original contemporary anthology series The Romanoffs, premiering Friday, October 12. It’s the first weekly anthology series for the service and will feature eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lace up your boots, Australia’s Irwin family is headed back to Animal Planet. Crikey! It’s the Irwins – featuring mom Terri, and grown children Bindi and Robert – star in a new series that continues the legacy of the late Steve Irwin. Series features the Irwins working together to care for more than 1,200 animals at Australia Zoo, overseeing the largest wildlife hospital in the world, and traveling on global conservation expeditions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin Hart will share co-hosting duties on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, September 19. Appearance will mark Hart’s eighth appearance on The Tonight Show, which introduced a series of co-hosts beginning with Cardi B on April 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC announced the celeb cast for the new season of Dancing With the Stars, which premieres Monday, September 24 at 8p. Among those hitting the floor are Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile from Bachelor In Paradise, Alexis Ren, Harry Potter alum Evanna Lynch, Fuller House‘s Juan Pablo Di Pace and John Schneider, former Dukes of Hazzard star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E will premiere original doc special No Greater Law on Monday, September 24 at 10p. Presented by A&E IndieFilms and produced by Pulse Films, the film explores the struggles between an Idaho-based faith healing community and a Sheriff investigating the deaths of children from the community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO acquired Queen of the World, a new hourlong Queen Elizabeth II doc commissioned by the UK’s ITV, and premiere it Monday, October 1 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime will debut during its Real Love programming block on Tuesday, October 2 at 10:30p the one-hour special 13 Sons & Pregnant, which counts down the arrival of the 14th child, gender unknown, for Michigan couple Kateri and Jay Schwand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On October 5 at 9p, PBS Great Performances in coordination with the Recording Academy will present Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2018, a tribute recognizing the Recording Academy’s 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients. This year’s honorees include Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, John Williams, Louis Jordan, The Meters, Queen and Tina Turner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic Documentary Films will distribute Bloomberg Philanthropies’ second film, Paris to Pittsburgh, and will premierie the doc on Nat Geo on Wednesday, December 12 at 9p. Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards and captures what’s at stake for communities around the country.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz acquired the documentary White Boy, based on the story of 17-year-old Richard Wershe Jr., who allegedly ran a vicious, sophisticated underground cocaine operation throughout inner-city Detroit. Directed by Shawn Rech, the doc will premiere in spring 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures Animation and Nelvana picked up season 2 of animated series Hotel Transylvania, which airs on Disney Channel in the US, Teletoon Canada and their global territories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon will stage its 15th Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, September 29. Event will include both live activations – more than 4,000 of them in conjunction with partners including Afterschool Alliance, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, National Fitness Foundation and The Aspen Institute’s Project Play – and on-air interstitials featuring cast members from the series I Am Frankie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple yesterday unwrapped a trio of new phones at its Cupertino, Calif., HQ: The next-generation iPhone Xs, which will replace the X, a less expensive iPhone Xr, which effectively replaces last year’s iPhone 8 and a mega Xs Max. The $999 Xs, which bears a strong resemblance to its predecessor, features a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen with a resolution of 2436 by 1125 pixels. It will be available in three colors – silver, gold, and space gray – and have storage options including 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. The more colorful Xr will be available in white, black, blue, coral, yellow and red, and come with up to 256GB of, storage with pricing starting at $749. The Xs Max, carrying a price tag of $1,099, boasts the biggest display on an iPhone at 6.5 inches, and has extended battery life. The Xs and Xs Max are available for preorder Friday, September 14 and in stores September 21. The Xr is available for preorder October 19 and in store October 26.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Political-anchored podcast America 2.0 launches this week. The scripted podcast stars Patrick Adams (Suits) as an idealistic first-term congressman. Also starring are Kate Walsh (13 Reasons Why), Shanola Hampton (Shameless) and Laurence Fishburne.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations has a new podcast featuring an interview with Ralph Lauren, who recently celebrated his 50th anniversary collection at New York Fashion Week. Part one dropped yesterday (September 12); part two will be available Monday, September 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chloe Sevigny and AnnaSophia Robb are set to co-star opposite Patricia Arquette and Joey King in the first season of Hulu anthology series The Act... Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) is returning to Netflix as the topliner in upcoming comic comic series CursedLakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You, Atlanta) is joining Adam Sandler in crime dramedy Uncut Gems, for which Netflix has acquied all international rights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The most recent season of HGTV series Flip or Flop, starring divorced couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa, averaged a 1.06 live plus three day rating among A25-54 during its Thursday 9-9:30p timeslot. Since its return on May 31, the series delivered a 15% ratings increase over the prior season and was a top 5 cable program in its timeslot, attracting more than 19 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication news, most of the top five talk shows heated up in the late summer session ending September 2. Category leader Dr Phil (seven-week high 2.8 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 12% from the previous frame) set the pace for the 104th straight week. Second place Live With Kelly and Ryan (1.9) did not air in full in some markets due to coverage honoring the late Sen. John McCain at the US Capitol on August 27, but managed to hold steady week to week. Ellen DeGeneres (1.6, up 7%) and repeats of Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.1, up 10%) were also strong performers. Meanwhile the earliest nationally syndicated debut of the new season in first-run, Face The Truth (premiere), boosted its stations’ time periods versus last year in key markets Los Angeles (up 75%) and Chicago (up 67%), among others. The newcomer scored its highest metered market rating in Richmond, Virginia, where it clocked a 2.9/8, up 53% from last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Carousel is closing on Sunday September 16, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/carousel-broadway/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 6, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/6/18)
NBC: Football Night In America at 7pm
NBC: NFL Football Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles at 8:15pm
FOOD NETWORK: Bite Club (Premiere) at 9pm
OVATION: Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty: The Americas (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Someone You Thought You Knew (Finale) at 10pm

Monica Lewinsky is set to star in six-part A&E documentary The Impeachment of Bill Clinton (wt), beginning Sunday, November 18. The cable net ordered the series from Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions, Jemina Khan’s Instinct Productions and director Blair Foster (Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge). The limited series features never-before-seen archival footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s one and done for American Woman, starring Alicia Silverstone. Paramount Network opted not to renew the comedy series that was originally developed and picked up by TV Land, before migrating to its sibling net. While the show got off to a respectable start in the ratings, debuting to 1 million viewers in Live+3, 0.63 with A18-49, 0.90 with W18-49, and 1.0 with W25-54, it could not sustain its premiere numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, in another network switcheroo, TV Land’s Younger, which was renewed for a sixth season in June, is moving to Paramount Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Conservative media host Tomi Lahren will have a new role on FOX’s upcoming subscription streaming service Fox Nation, which is set to debut in Q4. She’ll deliver a First Thoughts segment at 9:30a and a Final Thoughts segment at 5p, focusing in top issues of the daily news cycles. Fox News Channel signed Lahren in August 2017 to contribute political commentary.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tracee Ellis Ross is returning to host the American Music Awards for a second consecutive year. The Black-ish star will also executive produce the show, which airs live from Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tribeca TV Festival made additions to its 2018 line-up, including celebrating 10 years of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City with a conversation between EPs Andy Cohen and Lisa Shannon along with cast members Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer. The program will also expand with the 5th season premiere of FOX’s Empire, followed by a conversation with star Jussie Smollett. Festival takes place September 20-23 at Spring Studios in NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

German director Christian Schwochow is headed to Netflix’s The Crown. He’ll be behind the camera for two episodes of Season 3 of the royal series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facts of Life’s Nancy McKeon will be among the celebrities competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy on the upcoming 27thseason of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, it was revealed on Good Morning America on Wednesday. She’ll be teamed with Val Chmerkovskiy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand Up to Cancer’s sixth biennial telecast, airing Friday, September 7 at 8p on ABC, has added more names to its star-studded lineup: Jason Bateman, Beth Behrs, Julie Bowen, Josh Brolin, Kaley Cuoco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jon Hamm, Mark Harmon, Sarah Hyland, Adam Klein, Tyler Labine, Diego Luna, Sonequa Martin-Green, Dave Price, Keanu Reeves, Tracee Ellis Ross, Winona Ryder, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Bree Turner, Sofia Vergara and Marlon Wayans.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS announced the 20 castaways competing against one another on Survivor, when the series returns for its 37th season with a special 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, September 26 at 8p. The new edition, themed “David vs. Goliath,” features two groups comprised of 10 strangers and will focus on the “underdogs” versus the “favorites.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Voting has begun for “The E! People’s Choice Awards,” celebrating all forms of entertainment and chosen entirely by fans. The network unveiled 13 new categories, including The Bingeworthy Show of 2018, The Game Changer of 2018, The Revival Show of 2018 and more. Fans can vote online at www.pca.eonline.com or through Facebook and Twitter. Nomination voting for the 43 categories across movies, television, music and pop culture run through Friday, September 14 at 11:5p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A+E Networks will launch new scripted series Project Blue Book at MIPCOM 2018 with the drama’s cast and showrunner to appear in Cannes. Showrunner, EP and writer Sean Jablonski will be joined by Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), who toplines the series, and castmates Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries) and Laura Mennell (The Man in The High Castle). The series is set to bow on History this winter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthony Jeselnik (The Jeselnik Offensive, Caligula) inked a multiplatform deal with Comedy Central. The comedian will star in and executive produce an untitled, half-hour TV series and host a new weekly podcast, The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project, co-hosted by his best friend, NFL Network analyst Gregg Rosenthal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network greenlit a full, 10-episode series order of Darren Star’s Emily in Paris (wt). The half-hour show will be part of a new Thursday dramedy night launching in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two Syfy series were issued October return dates. Season 3 of Van Helsing bows Friday, October 5 at 9p, followed by the Season 5 premiere of Z Nation at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media’s new primetime talk show, Bravo’s Play by Play, debuts Monday, September 24 at 10p. The limited series, executive produced byAndy Cohen, features host Jerry O’Connell alongside a panel of actors, comics, tastemakers and athletes discussing the buzziest Bravo moment and hot topics a la Sports Center.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vegas Rat Rods brings motor madness back to Discovery Channel, when the show’s fourth season premieres Monday, October 1 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chesapeake Shores 3006 bows Sunday, September 9 at 9p on Hallmark Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The US premiere of BBC America’s new Doctor Who on Sunday, October 7 will be timed to its UK broadcast, with an encore in primetime. The exact time has yet to be announced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Sports special FedExCup Playoffs: PGA TOUR’s Ultimate Prize, presented by Cologuard, airs Sunday, September 9 at 1:30p on NBC. Show chronicles the season-defining weeks leading up to the TOUR Championship with a focus on the contending players.
(Source: Cynopsis)

God Knows Where I Am bows Monday, October 15 at 10p on PBS (check local listings). Series tells the story of the late Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patricia Arquette will star in the first season of The Act, Hulu’s new anthology series from writers Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions that tells stranger-than-fiction true crime stories, reports Deadline….Timothy Dalton nabbed a starring role in DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, slated to debut in 2019… Kali Rocha was promoted to series regular in the upcoming third season of CBSMan with a Plan Ken Leung (Lost) will recur on the sixth season of NBC’s BlacklistBlack Lighting cast Sofia Vassilieva (Medium, Supergirl) as a DC Comics hero in The CW series’ second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Black Love creators Codie Oliver and Tommy Oliver launched new website BlackLove.com, which looks to establish itself as the digital destination for content created specifically for the Black community. The focus will be on fostering healthy dialogue on topics like dating, health and sexuality, marriage, parenting, self-love and men’s lifestyle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Billy Eichner’s Billy on the Street, which left TruTV a year ago, is returning as an on-line exclusive series. New episodes will be available on Eichner’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as the Billy on the Street YouTube channel, Funny Or Die’s social media platforms and FunnyOrDie.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Via a multi-year partnership deal, FuboTV added VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) to its sports-first streaming TV service. VSiN is the first media network dedicated to sports gambling information.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pre-emptions for breaking news, sinking pre-Labor Day viewing levels and a heavy dose of reruns threw off ratings in the summer session ending August 26. Talk shows were once again led by Dr. Phil (2.5 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 4% from the week before), extending its winning streak in the category to 103 weeks and rising 10% in the key W25-54 demo. Live With Kelly and Ryan (1.9, down 5%) secured sole possession of second place for the tenth week in a row and climbed 10% in the demo. Ellen DeGeneres (1.5, unchanged) came in third.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, some of the off-net sitcoms showed some spark.Last Man Standing (2.1, up 5%), Modern Family (1.9, up 6%), Two and a Half Men (1.5, up 7%) and Family Guy (1.5, up 7%) were all in the plus column. The Big Bang Theory (4.1, unchanged) continued to lead the comedies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race ranked #3 among cable programs on Thursday at 9p among P25-54 and #2 among W25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens. Season 9 averaged a 0.9 rating for P25-54, the highest-rated season since 2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Straight White Men with Armie Hammer and Josh Charles is closing on Sunday September 9, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/straight-white-men-broadway/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 30, 2018

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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/30/18)
MTV: MTV’s Pretty Little Mamas (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: The Gong Show (Finale) at 8pm
COOKING: Carnival Kings (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD: The Great Food Truck Race (Finale) at 9pm

Mr. Robot will end its run on USA Network following its upcoming fourth season in 2019. The drama, which follows a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in an underground hacker group, will have its final season expanded to 12 episodes, up from its initial order of eight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC, CBS and NBC are all planning extensive coverage of the events leading up to the private funeral of Senator John McCain on Sunday, September 2. Among the highlights: CBS News will air five hours of coverage beginning at 7a on September 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

with CBS This Morning: Saturday, continuing with a live CBS News Special Report at 9a for the procession past the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, followed by the service at Washington National Cathedral. On NBC, Chuck Todd will lead the net’s coverage of McCain’s memorial service at 9a on Saturday, while Lester Holt will anchor a special edition of NBC Nightly News that evening. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will anchor coverage of McCain’s memorial beginning at 9a with on location reporting from Chief White House Correspondent Johnathan Karl, Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran and others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba is set to host The 2019 Miss America Competition. Joining Inaba as co-host is TV personality Ross Matthews, when the competition airs live on ABC from Atlantic Citywalk Hall on Sunday, September 9 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Television Academy and Executive Producer Bob Bain announced the second group of presenters for the upcoming Creative Arts Emmy Awards, being held on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. Set to dole out the gold on night one are Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood), Bryan Cranston, Justina Machado (One Day at a Time), Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), Bill Pullman (The Sinner) and Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless). Presenting on the second night are James Corden, Heidi Klum, Lisa Kudrow, Padma Laskmi and Patton Oswalt (Patton Oswalt: Annihilation). FXX broadcasts the ceremony on Saturday, September 15 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media announced the return of PaleyFest NY from October 5 to 18 at The Paley Center for Media in NYC. The Walking Dead from AMC, Documentary Now from IFC, and Murphy Brown: A Conversation with Candice Bergen and Diane English from CBS are the first selections in the lineup of events.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications named Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of BET Networks, as the recipient of the 2018 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals and companies representing the media, entertainment and communications industry for their philanthropic achievements and commitment to advancing the concerns of people of color. Lee will be honored as part of the NAMIC Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17 in New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s second annual “Give A Little” awards, presented in partnership with Redbook Magazine and Love Is Louder, will honor TLC star Jazz Jennings, Kelly Osbourne, recording artist Jessie Chris and three national contest winners, for standing up against bullies in their communities: Kristin Caminiti (Kindness Grows Here), Dianne Grossman (Mallory’s Army) and Jaylen Arnold (Jaylen’s Challenge). Hosted by Say Yes to the Dress’ Randy Fenoli, the ceremony will be held at the Park Hyatt in New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! ordered a fourth season of Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry. Series features Henry delivering readings and messages from beyond to his celebrity clientele in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crazy Rich Asians star Ken Jeong and the film’s director, Jon M. Chu, are reteaming on a new project for Netflix, reports Variety. The standup comedy special, tentatively titled Ken Jeong: First Date, will feature Jeong reflecting on his journey from doctor to comedy star, as well as his wife’s battle with breast cancer, which led to his starring in The Hangover. Special is slated to premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bunim/Murray Productions (The Real World, Born This Way) have partnered with NFL star Russell Wilson and his West2East Empire to develop and produce unscripted programming for various platforms. They’ll adapt France’s L’adventure Robinson, which features two celebrities stranded on a desert island for five days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, acquired the rights to Jessica Forever, the closing night film of the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2018 Platform program from Paris-based MK2 Films. Directors Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel’s debut feature, focused on a dystopian world where violent misfits reign supreme, is slated to premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andrew Zimmern is heading to Food Network as host of Big Food Truck Tip, premiering Wednesday, September 19 at 10p and 10:30p. Series follows Zimmern as he travels the country in search of the most passionate food truck entrepreneurs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV released its fall premiere dates: The X Factor UK returns Sunday, September 2, while the all-new “True Story Tuesdays” lineup debuts October 2, featuring Rock Legends at 8p The Day The Rock Star Died at 8:30p, The Big Interview with Dan Rather at 9p and Docs That Rock at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level debuts Friday, August 3 at 11p on Comedy Central. Each episode spotlights a single performer, opening with an interview with Hart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dopesick Nation, a look at the harrowing realities of the opioid epidemic in America, debuts Wednesday, September 12 at 10p on Viceland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX Business Network anchor Liz Claman interviews Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffet on FBN’s Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman today at 3p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jane Krakowski has her post-Ubreakable Kimmy Schmidt gig wrapped up: the 30 Rock alum is set to co-star in Apple comedy Dickinson….Walton Goggins (Justified, Vice Principals) will executive produce and star in the upcoming second season of FOX’s Deep StateKJ Smith (Dynasty) landed a recurring role on upcoming ABC legal drama The FixChivonne Michelle (Shaft) joined the recurring cast of Jett, Cinemax’s straight-to-series drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is launching its video streaming service Facebook Watch internationally, effective immediately. The site, which looks set to take on the likes of YouTube, will allow users to choose from a range of shows and have the ability to view clips saved in their news feeds. Facebook is aiming to commission a raft of content from producers around the world as well as spend up to $2 billion on creating original content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tumblr is doubling its efforts to cut down on “hate speech.” Like Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, the platform is juggling its role as a moderator of ideas and opinions, with its responsibility for people’s physical and emotional safety. The Oath unit is redoubling its efforts to curb the promotion of glorification of self-harm, violent material and all harmful content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix set Friday, October 5 as the premiere date for the sophomore season of Big Mouth. The adult animated series follows seventh graders grappling with emotional baggage of growing up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

State of Culture, the talk show created, executive produced and hosted by Joe Budden, bows Tuesday, September 11 at 10p on Revolt. Series first arrives on Revolt’s digital platforms on Monday, September 10 at 5p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders delivered its most watched episode of the season among P25-54 on Sunday, August 26; a 32% increase over the season average and the series’ most watched premiere since March 2018. The series, which also ranked as the most watched on DIY in August, has attracted 6.6 million Total Viewers since its mid-July season debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E finished August as the # 3 cable network for the month, the highest monthly ranking for the network since April 2013, the best A18-49 monthly ranking ever.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Bernhardt/Hamlet starts previews on Friday August 31, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bernhardthamlet/

The Nap starts previews on Wednesday September 5, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/nap/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 23, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/23/18)
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Trial & Error (Finale) at 9:30pm
POP: Swedish Dicks (Finale) at 10:30pm

Despite talk at TCA that CBS was in preliminary discussions to renew The Big Bang Theory, instead the show will wrap after season 12 as the longest-running multi-camera comedy series in TV history. In a joint statement, Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said, “We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.” The final season of Bang launches Monday, September 24 at 8p, moving to its regular Thursday time period on September 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Simon Cowell, creator of the Got Talent format, renewed his multi-year deal with NBC as a judge on the hit American edition. Cowell, who became a judge for season 11 in 2016, will also remain an executive producer. “Simon Cowell is an extraordinary showman whose success stories over the years on multiple continents speak for themselves,” said Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Black consumers have consistently proven to be some of TV’s best audiences, according to Horowitz Research’s FOCUS Black: The Media Landscape 2018 report, which tracks the market for traditional and new TV services, content, broadband, and technology among Black consumers. Black TV content viewers surveyed for the study reported watching an average of 6.9 hours of TV a day -higher than any other group – and nearly six in ten (58%) Black pay TV subscribers report subscribing to premium channels. Two-thirds (65%) of Black streamers say they feel they are watching more TV content than about five years ago, and three-quarters (74%) of Black TV viewers report streaming at least some of their TV content, compared to 68% of total market consumers. Upshot: Traditional and new television distributors seeking to retain and acquire customers should focus on super-serving Black consumers, said Horowitz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Milojo Productions are developing comedy The Sanchez Way, about a Mexican-American family that lives by a strict working-class code whose lifestyle is disrupted by a yuppie. Writer Isaac Gonzalez (Legends of Chamberlain Heights), Ripa, Consuelos, and Albert Bianchini are executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, struck an overall deal with creator and showrunner Chad Hodge (Good Behavior) and his company Storyland, Inc. Under the deal, Hodge will create new series for the studio, along with supervising development and executive producing series with other writers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MacGyver stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist was injured late Monday on the set in Atlanta. CBS Studios said the production team is coordinating with authorities to investigate the accident, which reportedly resulted in a serious head injury. Last year, Sundquist sued CBS and CBS Studios for an accident on the set of Hawaii Five-o.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Banijay Rights announced a new development deal with factual specialist Touchdown Films, founded by John Osborne (Hillsborough Remembered). The first title to come from the deal is a special one-off documentary about the Apollo 8 space mission.
(Source: Cynopsis)

dick clark productions struck a multi-year partnership for its American Music Awards, and YouTube Music. “YouTube brings global reach, awareness and engagement to the American Music Awards unlike ever before,” said Mike Mahan, CEO, dcp.  “We look forward to enhancing the AMAs in a unique, innovative and immersive way.” Awards show will broadcast live from LA on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gunpowder & Sky has partnered with director/producer Aengus James (I Am Jazz), producer Colin King Miller (I Am Jazz), producer Amy Rapp (Tower) and executive producer Meredith Vieira to produce and distribute crime documentary thriller Vigilante, the story of a man seeking justice for his father’s murder through any means necessary.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered docu-series Dancing Queen, starring RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Alyssa Edwards. Series from RuPaul CharlesWorld of Wonder Productions is slated to make its entrance Friday, October 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, VH1 renewed RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars for a fourth season, featuring contestants from past seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network renewed Lip Sync Battle for season five. Twelve new eps will premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Media company Ellation, home to Crunchyroll and VRV, announced the launch of Ellation Studios and the first Crunchyroll Originals series, High Guardian Spice. Ellation’s original content efforts will include production facilities in Burbank and Tokyo devoted to creating and developing new original shows for the Crunchyroll and VRV communities. Margaret Dean, former GM of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and current president of Women in Animation, has been named head of studio for the new division.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entrepreneurial brothers Scott and Tod Warmack acquired the exclusive rights to the Trans Am brand, and their journey in the competitive auto industry will be chronicled in Discovery’s Trans Am. Series premieres Tuesday, October 2 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the fifth consecutive year, AXS TV will air The X Factor UK, premiering season 15 on Sunday, September 2 at 8p. Episodes land on AXS TV 24 hours after the original UK broadcasts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season six of Bravo’s Below Deck sets sail Tuesday, October 2 at 9p. For the first time in franchise history, drama takes place in Tahiti.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s David Bromstad helps newly-wealthy house hunters in the new season of My Lottery Dream Home, launching Friday, September 21 at 9p. Search starts with Florida family who struck it rich with a scratch-off ticket.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mermaid thriller Siren will return to Freeform for season two in January 2019, announced the net via 6-second video on Wednesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda is back for season eight Wednesday, August 29 at 10p, with Kenda recalling the painful lesson he learned working to solve his second homicide case.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Crackle’s Snatch premieres with all ten episodes Thursday, September 13. For the impatient, the original drama will debut on Amazon devices through the Sony Crackle app starting Friday, August 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ava DuVernay’s short-form film, August 28: A Day in the Life of a People will make its national TV debut on OWN on Tuesday, August 28 at 7p. The 22-minute scripted film combines documentary and narrative techniques to take viewers through six moments that occurred on the same day in different years. DuVernay’s Queen Sugar, which had its season three finale last night, was recently renewed on OWN for a fourth season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE Superstar John Cena has partnered with Loud TV and celebrity hypnotist Chris Jones for Facebook Watch prank series Double Take, launching Wednesday, September 5. In each 12-15 minute episode, Jones will conspire with a different celebrity to give a fan the surprise of meeting and interacting with their idol – except they’re hypnotized so don’t recognize their idol.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel hosts a “Ghostober” October event starting Saturday, October 6 at 9p with the launch of four-week mini-series Ghost Adventures, taking the paranormal investigative team to the “Graveyard of the Pacific.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation has produced behind-the-scenes specials, catch-up shows and will offer marathons of seasons one and two aimed at getting new fans up to speed on Versailles. Content includes Real Versailles, available on VOD starting September 6. Season three launches Saturday, October 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sofia the First: Forever Royal, a special extended-length finale episode of Disney Junior‘s Sofia the First, premieres Saturday, September 8 at 11a  on Disney Junior and the DisneyNOW app.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A special one-hour election episode of Our Cartoon President focuses on President Trump’s deepening concerns about a Democratic blue wave and the threat of impeachment. Animated Showtime special premieres Sunday, November 4 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID will give viewers a peek at upcoming programming during a Labor Day marathon on Monday, September 3 from 3p-11p. First up: season premiere of Deadly Women.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime kicks off it lineup of fall films with The Bad Seed, directed by and starring Rob Lowe as a father who discovers his daughter (McKenna Grace) could be hurting the people around her, on Sunday, September 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google is facing a new privacy lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California. “Despite users’ attempts to protect their location privacy, Google collects and stores users’ location data, thereby invading users’ reasonable expectations of privacy, counter to Google’s own representations about how users can configure Google’s products to prevent such egregious privacy violations,” alleges Napoleon Patacsil.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook took down 652 pages, accounts and groups it identified as misleading Facebook users about their identities and goals. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attributed the social media giant’s ability to root out the bad actors to its shift from being “reactive to proactive.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is also removing over 5000 ad-targeting options, limiting advertisers’ ability to exclude audiences that relate to attributes like race and religion. “We’re committed to protecting people fom discriminatory advertising on our platform,” said Facebook in a blog post. A pending 2016 lawsuit in California accuses the company of violating civil rights laws by enabling race-based targeting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thrillist just launched its first channel on Snapchat Discover, and will publish content five days per week (Wednesday-Sunday). With a dedicated Snapchat team, Thrillist will create interactive games, offer travel tips and deals and connect viewers to other cultures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) is replacing Brent Spiner in the recurring role of Vice President Baker on CW’s Supergirl. Spiner was dealing with family issues that necessitated the switch, according to TVLine….Jane Levy (Suburgatory) will star opposite Renee Zellweger in Netflix anthology thriller What/If….Lauren Ambrose (The X-Files) and Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones) landed roles in M. Night Shyamalan’s untitled Apple series….Tyler Hoechlin will return as Superman for the CW’s annual crossover event, joined by yet-to-be-cast Lois Lane.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Movie, theater and TV producer Craig Zadan died August 21 of complications following shoulder replacement surgery. He was 69. Zadan’s television work included five live musicals on NBC and three Oscar shows on ABC. “Craig’s distinguished career as a passionate and consummate producer is eclipsed only by his genuine love for the thousands of actors, directors, writers, musicians, designers, and technicians he worked with over the years,” said Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment Chairman. “His absence will be felt in our hearts and throughout our business.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Hello Dolly! with Bette Midler is closing on Saturday August 25, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/hello-dolly/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 9, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/9/18)
DISNEY CHANNEL: Bug Juice: My Adventures At Camp (Finale) at 7:30pm

NBCUniversal had Wednesday’s slot at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Among the highlights of the day’s presentations: “This is a hopeful season and a season about true new beginnings for everybody,” said This Is Us co-showrunner Elizabeth Berger of the NBC drama’s third season, which will also spend time in Vietnam exploring Jack’s story….Brooklyn Nine-Nine will have “no substantive changes” after its move from Fox to NBC, said showrunner Dan Goor. “The mandate from NBC has been, ‘We know this show, we love this show, that’s why we picked up this show, please keep making the same show.’”…Is a Parks and Rec reunion in the works? “I think everybody would be excited to do some version of it,” said Amy Poehler. “Hopefully on ice.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

21st Century Fox bested analysts’ estimates for 2Q18, with earnings of 57 cents a share, an increase of 58%, and revenue up 18%, to $7.94 billion. “As we move closer to combining our businesses with Disney and establishing a new ‘Fox,’ we are convinced that the paths we are creating for our iconic businesses will drive enduring and growing value for our shareholders,” said Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch in a statement. The ratings strength of Fox News, one of the properties along with Fox that will not move to Disney, was a factor in the company’s strong report.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Producers Guild of America is changing the David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer for Long-Form Television to an award for limited series television, and adding a new category for streamed or televised movies. “Long-form television has exploded in recent years with exciting, daring new programming and new voices,” said PGA presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher. “This shift in our industry has given producers the opportunity to deepen their skills in creating limited series shows and streamed or televised movies. By expanding our Producers Guild Awards long-form program category into two separate categories, we acknowledge their stellar work in both genres.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

After its lowest-rated telecast ever, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is making major changes aimed at goosing Oscars viewership by livening up and streamlining proceedings. The org’s board of governors approved limiting the telecast to three hours; creating a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film (giving blockbusters more airtime on the show – the Oscars’ most-watched telecast was in 1998, the year Titanic won); and presenting some categories during commercial breaks, with an edited version airing later in the broadcast. In addition, the 2020 show was moved to Sunday, February 9 from the previously announced February 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is blending the investigation into CBS News prompted by allegations against former anchor Charlie Rose into the larger investigation that started with accusations of sexual misconduct by CEO Les Moonves. The company also formed a special committee of board members to assist in the probe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Amusements filed an amended complaint its lawsuit over CBS’s attempt to dilute Shari Redstone’s control, targeting COO Joe Ianniello. “Motivated by personal ambition and disdain for CBS’s controlling stockholder, Mr. Ianniello assisted and encouraged the Director Defendants to breach their fiduciary duties by declaring the unlawful dilutive dividend designed to seize NAI’s voting control,” says the complaint, which accuses Ianiello of actively encouraging CEO Les Moonves to take “unlawful and unjustified actions against NAI.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Catfish: The TV Show co-host Max Joseph, onboard since the MTV reality show’s 2012 debut, is leaving after the current season seven. “For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it,” said Joseph on Instagram. “With Catfish still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit.” Joseph’s final episode airs Wednesday, August 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney|ABC entered into a development holding agreement with Tamron Hall (Today, Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall), aimed a creating a daytime talk show, hosted by Hall, for syndication. “My new partners appreciate and respect the relationship I’ve built with my audience and know that if we create television worth watching, they’ll join us for the ride,” said Hall. “I’m so grateful and excited for this next chapter.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS nabbed the U.S. format rights to Love Island from ITV Studios and Motion Content Group. The season four finale of the UK dating reality show ranked as the most-watched program ever on ITV2, with almost half of adult viewers under 34 turning in. CBS’s version will be produced by ITV Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nancy Han (CBS This Morning) is joining Facebook Watch daily news show NowThis Morning, set to launch in September, as Executive Producer. Han is currently building out a team, including producers and technical crew. “NowThis truly pioneered social, mobile news, and I couldn’t be more excited to help lead the brand’s next evolution into daily morning news programming,” said Han. “As media consumption continues to shift, NowThis is uniquely positioned to be the news organization of the future.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult Swim ordered two new animated series. Surreal anthology comedy The Shivering Truth, a series of loosely-linked emotional parables, will premiere later in 2018. Fifteen-minute comedy fantasy Tigtone arrives in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN renewed Queen Sugar for a fourth season, ahead of the 90-minute season three finale airing Wednesday, August 22 at 10p. Co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will serve as showrunner/executive producer for season four, in line with creator Ava DuVernay’s intention of providing showrunner opportunities to those who have never before held the position.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Divorcing hosts haven’t hurt HGTV’s Flop or Flop. With viewership up 18% for season seven versus six, the netpicked up Flip of Flop for an eighth season; Tarek and Christina Moussa remain onboard as flippers. “HGTV fans have followed Tarek and Christina through scores of house flips and supported their personal journey for years,” said Allison Page, president HGTV and Food Network.  “We’re eager to see how they continue to run their flipping business, co-parent their children and start new chapters in their professional and personal lives.”
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Football docu-series Last Chance U will be back on Netflix for season four. The show returns to Independence, Kansas, where football coach Jason Brown believes his team has a chance to capture the school’s first conference in 30 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Nickelodeon’s I Am Frankie arrives Monday, September 10 at 8p. Live-action show tells the story of an experimental android who looks like a human girl. Ahead of the debut, Nick will air a one-hour I Am Frankie special on Saturday, August 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity’s third most-watched series, Iron Resurrection, returns for season three with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, September 4 at 9p and 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery premieres on ID Sunday, August 19 at 9p. Three-part special event focused on the 1990 murder of Pamela Smart’s husband includes an exclusive interview with the defendant herself.
(Source: Cynopsis)
  

Refinery29 and Facebook are partnering for Facebook Watch nightly panel show After After Party, hosted by comedian Sonia Denis. “After After Party is a new form of nightly entertainment, and an unique opportunity for Refinery29 to bring viewers out of the weeds of the daily headlines and look at the big picture through an inclusive and comedic lens brought together by the wildly talented Sonia Denis,” said Amy Emmerich, chief content officer for Refinery29. Series premieres Monday, August 13 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One-time senior Trump aide/The Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman will appear on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, August 12 for her first televised interview about her tell-all book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.” Manigault Newman, who served as assistant to the president and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, will also appear on NBC’s Today the following day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary film Crime + Punishment, examining the country’s most powerful police departments, lands on Hulu Friday, August 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV has added Travis Scott and Post Malone to the lineup of performers at the VMAs, airing live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One-hour documentary 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel, tracking the behavior of distracted drivers, premieres on public stations beginning October 1 (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Friends alum David Shwimmer will recur in a season two arc on NBC revival Will & Grace as Grace’s (Debra Messing) new love interest….Mark Tallman (Rise) will recur on season 20 of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU as the chief of detectives….Mena Massoud (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) landed a series regular role on Hulu drama pilot Reprisal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Castaways on Tuesday premiered to summer highs for the net in the 10p time period with total viewers (3.1 million) and A18-49 (.7/3), scoring ABC’s strongest summertime entertainment numbers in the hour since July 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The August 3 episode of WE tv reality show Mama June: From Not To Hot notched nearly 1.3 million total viewers in Live+3, a season high. The episode was also the highest-rated of the current season among W25-54 and A25-54, with three consecutive weeks of growth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season six opener of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black drew an average-minute audience of over 5.37 million U.S. viewers in its first three days of availability, according to Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings, with 71% of the audience A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time, Telemundo ranked number one in Total Day for two consecutive months (June and July) as the top Spanish-language network among total viewers, A18-49 and A18-34, according to Nielsen.The net was up 71% in June 2018 versus the prior year among A18-49, and up 19% in July.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York had its highest-rated episode of the season among P25-54 (671,000, up 21%) and total viewers (1.3 million, ip 16%) in Live+3 Nielsens. The Real Housewives of New York City hit a season 2.4 million total viewers (up 2%), and Below Deck Mediterranean was the highest rated episode of the series to date among P25-54 (1.5 million, up 8%) and total viewers (2.5 million, up 11%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Boys In The Band with Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons, Andrew Rannells, Tuc Watkins and Charlie Carver is closing on Saturday August 11, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/boys-band/

 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 2, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/2/18)
BRAVO: Shahs of Sunset (Premiere) at 9pm
CMT: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Someone You Thought You Knew (Premiere) at 10pm
WE TV: Bossip on WE TV (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: The Four: Battle For Stardom (Finale) at 8pm
FREEFORM: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Finale) at 8pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Finale) at 9pm

CNN is planning one last season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. One episode of season twelve had been completed when Bourdain committed suicide on June 8; CNN exec Amy Entelis told the LA Times the rest of the episodes “will have the presence of Tony because you’ll see him, you’ll hear him, you’ll watch him. That layer of narration will be missing, but it will be replaced by other voices of people who are in the episodes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Proposals are due November 2 for a new film and TV production facility, the Made in New York Campus, in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation will give preference to proposals for the $136 million investment that advance gender equity, diversity and inclusion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC named 15 original short films, pilots and webisodes as semi-finalists for its 13th annual Diversity Film Festival. This year, 11 of the 15 semi-final shorts were written or directed by women, exceeding last year’s record-breaking female representation at the festival; half of semi-final shorts feature stories centered on female protagonists. The films will be showcased at public screenings in New York on August 14 and 15 before the finalists are chosen for a finale screening and awards ceremony in Los Angeles on October 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures Television, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced Vinamra Pancharia, from India, as the global winner of the Picture This Festival for the Planet. The festival was established to celebrate everyday storytellers and change-makers worldwide, showcasing the positive future they see for our planet through the art of film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street) has been named showrunner, exec producer and one of the writers on upcoming Showtime drama City on a Hill, starring Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground). Boston-set series, based on an idea by Ben Affleck, premieres in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amblin TV optioned the TV rights to Elaine Weiss’ The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, with Hillary Clinton attached to exec produce alongside Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Weiss, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Book was published in March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu gave a straight-to-series order to Shrill, co-written by and starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant. Comedy hails from Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video, Brownstone Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Kingdom star Shawn Hatosy makes his directing debut on the episode airing Tuesday, August 7 at 9p on TNT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reboot of extraterrestrial sitcom ALF is in the early stages at Warner Bros. TV. Original aired from 1986-1990 on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Hardwick will serve as a judge on the August 7 episode of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, as scheduled, and return as host for the third season of the net’s The Wall. Hardwick’s TV career was in question after he was accused of sexual assault by an ex-girlfriend, and put on leave at AMC’s Talking Dead; he was reinstated at AMC after an investigation cleared him of the allegation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV gets set for fall with a Head of the Class marathon from 5a-11:30p on Sunday, August 19. Sitcom regularly airs weeknights at 3a and weekends at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raycom Media’s InvestigateTV has released Licensed to Pill, a documentary focused on victims of the opioid crisis that will air in every Raycom Media market this month. “Our national investigative unit worked tirelessly to expose abuses in the system and we want to do our part to inform our local consumers,” said Pat LaPlatney, president and CEO, Raycom Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NOVA also looks at the drug epidemic in Addiction, examining the science of addiction through interviews with victims, their families and researchers on the front lines of the crisis on Wednesday, October 17 at 9p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cate Blanchett will guest on IFC’s Documentary Now! as a world-renowned performance artist preparing for a major career retrospective; Fred Armisen plays her ex-lover in an episode shot in Budapest earlier this summer. Season launches Wednesday, February 20 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand-up comedian Tom Papa breaks bread (and pastries) on a mission to find the country’s best baked goods in Food Network series Baked, launching Monday, September 3 at 10p. First stop: New York City.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Five-part Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers premieres Saturday, September 15 at 7p. Docu-series tells the story of the horrific December 2014 murder of a Mississippi teen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brent Spiner (Star Trek) will recur on season four of CW’s Supergirl, as Vice President Baker….Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy) is onboard season five of Amazon drama Bosch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the wake of Facebook’s revelation that it had uncovered a new influence campaign targeting the midterm elections, the Senate Intelligence Committee set a hearing date for September 5 to question executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg have confirmed their attendance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime has an introductory offer for new subscribers who sign up for its streaming service through September 3: $4.99/month for the first three months.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central wrapped July with A18-49 ratings increases in both Total Day and Primetime versus the year-ago period, and the net’s .21 Total Day A18-49 rating represents its seventh consecutive month of sustained or improved levels versus the year-ago period, its best single-month mark since December 2016, and its largest year-over-year gain in that demo (+16%) since 2013. July also notched a .31 A18-49 Primetime rating, Comedy Central’s best Prime performance since September of last year and its biggest single-month year-over-year improvement since August 2010 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s premiere of Making It, hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, delivered a 1.1/5 rating among A18-49, making the crafting competition series the top-rated and most-watched (5.33 million viewers) premiere of summer 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery networks led all of primetime ad-supported cable on Sunday, July 29, taking the top 5 spots among W25-54, with TLC #1, Discovery Channel #2, ID #3, HGTV #4 and Food Network #5. For the week ending July 29, Discovery Channel ranked #1 in the demo, while ID and TLC tied for #2 and HGTV held at #4. Discovery Channel, buoyed by its Shark Week programming, also took the week’s top spot among A25-54 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
A Bronx Tale with Chazz Palminteri is closing on Sunday August 5, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bronx-tale/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

July 26, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/26/18)
FOOD NETWORK: The Great Food Truck Race (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The Perfect Murder (Premiere) at 9pm
CMT: Nashville (finale) at 9pm

New Univision CEO Vince Sadusky told employees the company is reducing its workforce and going back to basics, saying experiments under the prior regime ate up a disproportionate amount of resources. “One of the benefits of coming into a company with fresh eyes is that it is easier to have a clear look at these efforts without emotion and history,” said Sadusky. After a company-wide strategy review, which included exploring the sale of the Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion portfolio, Sadusky said Univision is reorienting operations and rededicating to its “core mission of serving the Hispanic community.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET is not bringing back late night comedy show The Rundown with Robin Thede for a second season, but said, “We have so much love and respect for our Unicorn and look forward to finding ways to continue our partnership with Robin.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Hardwick, on leave from AMC duties as allegations of sexual assault by an ex-girlfriend were investigated, has been cleared to return. “Following a comprehensive assessment by AMC… Chris Hardwick will return to AMC as the host of Talking Dead and Talking with Chris Hardwick,” said AMC on Wednesday. “We take these matters very seriously and given the information available to us after a very careful review, including interviews with numerous individuals, we believe returning Chris to work is the appropriate step.” Talking Dead returns August 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roseanne Barr will talk with Fox NewsSean Hannity this week, her first interview since the cancellation of her show after her racist tweet about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. The chat will air on Hannity tonight, and continue on Friday, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In related news, asked on ABC’s The View on Wednesday about the tweet about her that got Barr fired, Jarrett replied, “Roseanne who?”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Deadwood will finally be put to bed. Twelve years after its last season, HBO greenlit a movie that wraps up the western’s story. President of programming Casey Bloys made the announcement at the  TCA summer press tour. Series ran from 2004-2006.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bloys also revealed that Veep will be back for its seventh and final season in spring of 2019. Production for the previously-announced final run was postponed as Julia Louis-Dreyfus was treated for cancer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One HBO show that won’t be back: limited series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams. “We’re not talking about a season two,” said showrunner Marti Noxon at TCA. “This is it, so bask in it while you can.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC named the ten directors chosen as finalists in its new “Female Forward” initiative, aimed at providing women with a pipeline to scripted TV. Among over 1000 applicants, the females who made the cut, along with the series on which they will work, include Rebecca Addelman (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Daniela De Carlo (Chicago Med), Lee Friedlander (Good Girls), Heather Jack (Superstore), Katie Locke O’Brien (A.P. Bio), Ramaa Mosley (Blindspot), Olivia Newman (Chicago Fire), Monica Raymund (Law & Order: SVU), Lisa Robinson (The Blacklist) and Christine Swanson (Chicago P.D.).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelsey Grammer is reportedly considering bringing Frasier Crane back. According to Deadline, the actor is talking to writers about concepts for a follow-up to Frasier, which ran on NBC from 1993-2004.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon ordered a limited series based on the Taylor Jenkins Reid novel, Daisy Jones & The Six. Show centered on a fictional rock band will be a co-production between Amazon Studios and Hello Sunshine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is teaming with The Content Group’s Asylum Entertainment for Big Chicken Shaq, a Facebook Watch series premiering this fall that will chronicle the opening of O’Neal’s Las Vegas restaurant. “We’re proud to help create a forum where a larger-than-life superstar can connect with his fans on a unique, personal level, essentially serving as teammates in his newest enterprise,” said Content Group CEO Steve Michaels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Honorees for the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors will include Cher, composer and pianist Philip Glass, country music entertainer Reba McEntire and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. Additionally, the co-creators of the Hamilton – writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire – will be celebrated as trailblazing creators of a transformative work that defies category. Tributes will air during a broadcast Wednesday, December 26 at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The mystery behind the controversial 2014 death of a young man shot in the back seat of a police car is explored in ID doc, Sugar Town, premiering Monday, August 6 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET documentary Killer Curves: Bodies to Die For investigates the sometimes fatal trend of black market cosmetic surgery. Exec produced and narrated by Alani “La La” Anthony, show premieres Wednesday, August 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With Sony Pictures TV now the exclusive ad sales representative for getTV across the U.S., getTV has added two new series, set to debut this fall: Married…with Children and The Steve Harvey Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Camping, starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant, launches Sunday, October 14, it was revealed at TCA. Eight-parter is exec produced by Girls creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. As for why Dunham and Konner have split, opting for individual production deals with HBO, “There’s no drama to be found there,” said Konner. “It’s just about the creative process.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo and Jeff Goldblum are partnering on global docu-series The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum (wt), a 12-parter following Goldblum as he uncovers extraordinary stories behind ordinary things. That news broke at TCA, as did greenlights for Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, starring the celebrity chef drawing connections between exploration, adventure and food, and season two of One Strange Rock, returning in February 2019. And Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) will headline scripted series The Hot Zone, recounting the true story of the origins of the Ebola virus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo’s Life Below Zero returns Tuesday, September 25 at 9p, and the series’ 100th episode is commemorated Tuesday, January 1, 2019 with a full-day marathon of episodes….Bear Grylls (Running Wild with Bear Grylls) has been tapped to host six-part nature doc Hostile Planet, set to debut in spring 2019….StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson is back for season four Monday, November 12 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ridiculousness returns to MTV for a new season on Sunday, August 5 at 8p. Special guests this season include Olympic athletes Adam Rippon, Chloe Kim and Laurie Hernandez, pop-rap duo Jack & Jack, Wild ‘N Out star Justina Valentina and more. The net’s new stunt series, Too Stupid to Die, lands Tuesday, August 21 with back-to-back eps beginning t 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of INSP culinary/travel series State Plate launches Monday, September 24 in a new timeslot: 12p. American Idol champ Taylor Hicks returns as host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming up on Acorn TV: Season two of No Offence on Monday, August 6; Australia’s Mystery Road, on Monday, August 20; and season six of Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home on Monday, September 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network daytime series Let’s Eat explores culinary crazes starting Sunday, August 12 at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Esme & Roy, Sesame Workshop’s first new animated program in over a decade, premieres on HBO in the U.S. and Treehouse in Canada on Saturday, August 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crime thriller Les Dames – The Ladies debuts on T5Monde USA on Sunday, August 12 at 11p (English subtitles).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Crackle’s first esports docu-series, Hook’d, premieres Friday, July 27, with three- to five-minute episodes rolling out on Monday, July 30, Wednesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 15. Gamer series is in partnership with NRG ESports and Complex Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) will star opposite Jason Momoa in Apple drama series See….Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar will guest opposite 50 Cent on Starz drama Power, Sunday, July 29 at 8p….Felicity Huffman (American Crime), Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) and Jovan Adepo (Fences) are onboard Netflix limited series Central Park Five…. Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Prince Royce, Rosario Dawson and Javier Munoz guest star in prime time movie event Elena of Avalor: Song of the Sirenas, debuting Friday, September 21, on Disney Junior….Alicia Coppola (Shameless) landed a series regular role in CBS action series Blood & Treasure, slated to premiere in summer 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom is in discussions to acquire digital media company AwesomenessTV for less than half of its one-time $650 million valuation, reports Bloomberg. Comcast holds a 51% in the company, while Verizon and Hearst each hold a 24.5% piece. AwesomenessTV was co-founded by Brian Robbins, now president of Viacom’s Paramount Players production division.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At Facebook Watch’s TCA session, it was revealed that scripted teen drama SKAM Austin has been renewed for season two. The show’s first episode attained over 14 million views. “SKAM is a shining example of what social video can be when there is a seamless integration of technology and content on Facebook,” said Facebook Watch’s Ricky Van Veen. “We’re thrilled to bring back this special show and continue to break new ground with SKAM’s incomparable format.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netlix is giving its profile icons, which organize viewing, a “fun makeover,” said product innovation director Cathy Conk in a blog post. Viewers will soon be able to use photos of characters from Netflix shows – like Luke Cage and OITNB’s Crazy Eyes – as icons, instead of drawings.  “We know the series and movies on Netflix are more than just things you watch to pass the time,” said Conk. “The stories – and the characters in them – are also your heroes, frenemies, soulmates and everything in between. We’re thrilled to give you a way to show your fandom and make your connection with Netflix more unique.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac delivered 756,000 P18-49 (up 7% versus the prior week’s episode), 924,000 P25-54 (up 14%), and 1.5 million total viewers (up 12%) in Live+3 Nielsens. The Real Housewives of New York City delivered 1.1 million P18-49 (up 2% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.3 million P25-54 (up 2%), and 2.3MM total viewers (up 4%)
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Head Over Heels is opening on Thursday July 26, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/head-over-heels/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

July 12, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/12/18)
COOKING CHANNEL: Carnival Kings (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Southern Charm (Finale) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: My Lottery Dream Home (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Little Big Shots (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Marlon (Finale) at 9:30pm

Meredith Vieira (Today, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) is back to playing games as host of 25 Words or Less, debuting on select Fox-owned stations on Monday, August 6. Half-hour summer series will broadcast for three weeks.
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Fox sweetened its bid, to $32.5 billion, for the stake in Europe’s Sky that it does not already own. That’s enough to surpass the $30 billion offer Comcast made in April, which beat Fox’s original $23.2 billion December bid; Comcast is expected to make a competing offer. Fox currently holds a 39% stake in Sky.
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Apollo Global Management is eyeing operator of TV stations Nexstar Media Group. According to reports, the buyout firm has approached Nextstar about acquiring it.
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YouTube TV crashed during the middle of the second half of yesterday’s World Cup semifinals between England and Croatia. “Hey everyone – sincere apologies for streaming issues with YouTube TV,” tweeted the service before action resumed. “The timing is horrible but we’re working to be up and running again ASAP!”.
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Mad About You co-creator and star Paul Reiser isn’t holding his breath for a revival of the 1992-1999 comedy, telling the Tampa Bay Times, “It’s kind of stuck in the business end of it….My guess is it won’t happen.” Sony Pictures Television had struck deals with Reiser, co-star Helen Hunt and showrunner Peter Tolan, but, said Reiser, “There’s so many moving parts when you’re working with a studio or broadcaster.”
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Conservative talk show host Joe Walsh is calling for a boycott of Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming Showtime series, Who Is America?, after being duped into doing an interview for a fake pro-Israel event. The day before, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said she’d been interviewed with Baron Cohen posing as a disabled veteran. “His tactics are disgusting,” said Walsh.
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Frankie Shaw inked an overall deal with ABC Signature Studios that will have her continue as EP on SMILF, as well as develop new projects for all platforms, with a focus on cable.
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Creepy (in a good way) stuff coming up on ID this summer. Debuts of new series include Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep on Tuesday, July 31 at 10p; Someone You Thought You Knew on Thursday, August 2 at 10p; and The Devil Speaks on Tuesday, August 21 at 10p. Two-hour special The Last Defense, following its premiere on ABC, airs Sunday, August 26 at 8p.
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Discovery’s Cash Cab makes its season debut Friday, July 27 at 7p with a splash, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the net’s Shark Week. Episode features videos from renowned divers and photographers of the deep.
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Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party is back for season two with back-to-back episodes on VH1 on Wednesday, August 1 at 9p and 9:30p.
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Season 22 of Comedy Central’s South Park debuts Wednesday, September 26 at 10p.
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Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman return for a new season of Kids Baking Championship, debuting on Food Network Monday, August 6 at 9p.
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Master craftsman Tim McClellan transforms old homes in Arizona “boomtowns” in Boomtown Builder, arriving Wednesday, August 8 at 10p.
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YouTube is set to introduce a creator tool next week to over 100,000 subscribers. Copyright Match will verify a video after a user uploads it as the first iteration of the video, and scan other videos to see if any are the same or very similar. Creators have the option of doing nothing, contacting the creator or asking YouTube to remove the video. “We know how frustrating it is when your content is uploaded to other channels without your permission and how time consuming it can be to manually search for these re-uploads,” said Fabio Magagna, product manager at YouTube. “We currently provide a number of ways for copyright owners to protect their work, but we’ve heard from creators that we should do more and we agree.”
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TV One and the National Urban League discussed the conditions facing black America on Tuesday at a Town Hall held in D.C. Moderated by Host and Senior Analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Roland Martin, the 2-hour special will premiere on TV One Sunday, July 29 at 8p.
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When Disney Junior launches its animated take on Fancy Nancy tomorrow (July 13), the title character from the books by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser will be voiced by an actor with some experience bringing iconic characters to life. 12-year-old Mia Sinclair Jenness, whose Broadway credits include playing young Cosette in Les Mis when she was just 6 years old, has had guest stints on Orange Is the New Black and Blue Bloods and is jazzed about portraying her favorite children’s character. “Nancy is so outgoing and isn’t afraid to be herself and make mistakes. She uses her ingenuity and resourcefulness to exemplify that even if life doesn’t always go as planned, it’s important to make the most of each day,” she says. “That’s what I want little kids to know–we’re all human.” The series was recently renewed for a second season ahead of its premiere.
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Nat Geo WILD’s two-week SharkFest stunt starts Sunday, July 15 at 8p with When Sharks Attack: Mayhem in Mexico, followed by Shark vs. Tuna at 9p and The Whale that Ate Jaws: New Evidence (wt) at 10p.
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Two events have been added to the New York Television Festival. “Long Day’s Journey Into Late Night: An Inside Look at The Rundown with Robin Thede” takes place Thursday, July 19 at 3p; at 7p comes “NYTVF + HBO Present: Random Acts of Flyness.”
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Dennis Rodman and Martha Stewart are joining the roster of stars roasting Bruce Willis for a show airing on Comedy Central Sunday, July 29 at 10p. They join Edward Norton, Cybill Shepherd and roast master Joseph Gordon-Levitt, among others.
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Diane Lane (Unfaithful) will star in drama pilot Y: The Last Man for FX….Chris McNally (Supernatural) and Kevin McGarry (Heartland) landed roles in season six of Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart….Zabryna Guevera (Gotham) and Dorian Missick (Animal Kingdom) have been added to the cast of CBS All Access’ upcoming psychological thriller Tell Me a Story.
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The CW’s Riverdale is the official hotel keycard of the 2018 Comic-Con convention, with 14 members of the drama featured….  ABC is offering an interactive fan experience spanning multiple genres, enabling fans to series stars, immerse themselves in a high-tech multicam show environment and score collectibles…. NBC is kicking off with a tour of The Good Place interactive activation, the network’s largest interactive fan experience yet….Two interactive South Park activations are headed for San Diego, courtesy of Comedy Central: Cartman’s Escape Room and the Member Berries Challenge.
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A special edition of ABC’s 20/20: Triumph in Thailand at 9p drew 3.7 million viewers and .6/3 among A18-49, summer highs.
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The top syndicated magazine shows didn’t suffer from a soccer slump the week ending July 1, with Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition holding steady from the week before at 2.8 in Live+SD Nielsens, and Access Hollywood and TMZ holding on to 1.1 ratings. Among talkers, Dr. Phil maintained a 2.8, while second place Live with Kelly and Ryan dipped 5% to a season low 1.9 with repeats and repackaged episodes.
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Sportsman Channel reeled in ratings with fishing programming, as the network delivered year-over-year ratings gains across M 25-54 in April including: Total Day (+8 percent), Weekend (+6 percent), Primetime (+20 percent), Weekday Daytime (+14 percent) and Overnight (+14 percent).
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Discovery Channel finished the first half of 2018 as cable’s #1 network (excluding sports) in Prime among M25-54 and M18-49, claiming cable’s #1 unscripted series (Gold Rush) across A/M25-54 and M18-49.
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HGTV is currently ranked #2 in cable with W25-54 for the year to date. For June, the net ranked #1 among W25-54 and #4 in the demo for 2Q18. Also in June, HGTV nabbed the #1 cable rank in Prime and Weekend with both upscale A25-54 and W25-54 viewers.
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Food Network concluded 2Q18 up 5 spots with double-digit YOY A25-54 ratings growth and ranking at #8 among W25-54. Among upscale audiences, Food Network ranked within in the top 10 cable networks for both A25-54 (#10) and W25-54 (#7).
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In 2Q18, TLC had its best 2Q performance in 4 years, and its best quarterly Saturday Prime performance in 10 years, driven by Trading Spaces return.
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2Q18 was ID’s best 2Q ever in Prime for P2+ and HH delivery. In Total Day, ID ranked #1 for W25-54 vs. ad-supported cable (#2 for A25-54). In Prime, ID was a top-10 network for P2+ (#10, up 1 rank vs. year-ago) and HHs (#8, up 3 ranks).
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In 2Q18, OWN’s Daytime matched its highest-rated quarter ever (0.15 W25-54); the daypart jumped 25% YOY with OWN ranking #15 on ad-supported cable, up 8 spots from last year.
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Travel Channel enjoyed its second highest-rated quarter in network history among A25-54, M25-54, and W25-54, bolstered by three consecutive weeks of best ratings ever (6/11 – 7/1). June was the net’s highest-rated month in its history among A25-54, W25-54, and W18-49.
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DIY Network recorded its highest-rated Q2 ever among Households during Prime. The network ratings were driven by the debut of the Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy series, as well Texas Flip N Move and Barnwood Builders.
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Bounce’s second episode of In the Cut included increases of +21% in Households, +79% in the delivery of P18-49, +59% in P25-54 and +43% in P2+ on Monday, July 9.
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Viacom promoted Kurt Patat to an expanded role as Senior Vice President of Communications for Paramount Network and CMT. Pata joined CMT as SVP of Communications in 2015.
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BROADWAY
Angels In America with Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane is closing on Sunday July 15, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/angels-america/