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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

December 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Netflix wants to help you clean up your act. Eight-ep Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, featuring the global organization guru, launches January 1.
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My 600-Lb Life and Family By the Ton return to TLC on Wednesdays beginning January 2. The night kicks off at 8p with two-hour eps of My 600-Lb Life.
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The Dakota Boys are back for a second season of Gold Rush: White Water, starting Friday, January 4, at 10p Discovery. This season, they’re mining for nuggets in the raging torrents of glacier-fed McKinley Creek.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben and Erin Napier return for season 3 of HGTV’s Home Town on Monday, January 14, at 9p. The husband and wife use their artistic vision and passion to restore worn properties in a small Mississippi town.
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Paramount Network dropped a trailer for season 5 of Lip Sync Battle, debuting January 17 at 9p, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen.
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Hulu secured Anna Friel-fronted British drama Butterfly in a deal with Fremantle and will launch the three-part miniseries January 18. Butterfly, penned by The Secret Agent writer Tony Marchant, follows the relationship between separated parents and their divided opinions over how to support their youngest child. Show is produced by RED Production Co. and Aenon for ITV. Nicola Shindler, Caroline Hollick and Adam Kemp are exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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

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

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

Primetime annual holiday special CMA Country Christmas will air an encore presentation Saturday, December 22, at 8p on ABC.
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Singing in the new year: Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris are on board to perform live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, beginning at 8p on ABC, from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans…NBC’s New Year’s Eve will feature performances by Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend and Blake Shelton, with Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen hosting live from Times Square along with Leslie Jones. Festivities begin Monday, December 31, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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

Oxygen will debut two-hour doc Dirty John, The Dirty Truth on Monday, January 14, at 8p as a companion to the Bravo series based on the podcast of the same name.
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Season 2 of Milo Murphy’s Law, starring Al Yankovic as the voice of Milo, debuts with a one-hour Phineas and Ferb crossover special Saturday, January 5, at 7p on both Disney Channel and Disney XD. The special, titled “The Phineas and Ferb Effect,” will also be available that same day on DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

December 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TBS’s Miracle Workers premieres Tuesday, February 12, at 10:30p. Workplace comedy stars Daniel Radcliffe as a low-level angel and Steve Buscemi as God.
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Season two of Starz drama American Gods launches Sunday, March 10, at 8p. An eight-episode Holy Day binge of season one starts at 12p on Saturday, December 29.
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Live with Kelly and Ryan will get into the spirit of the season with theme weeks, starting with “Holiday Hits Week” December 10-14. On December 24, Seth MacFarlane joins the daytime duo, along with singer Martina McBride…and Santa Claus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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

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

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

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

Steve Harvey will once again ring in the new year for Fox. In Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square, Harvey will be joined by co-host Maria Menounos, beginning at 8p, Monday, December 31.
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Smithsonian Channel investigates how tiny reptiles can reveal secrets about life on earth in Laws of the Lizard, premiering Wednesday, December 26, at 8p. The film includes the first footage ever taken of a bizarre new species.
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The cast of 1994’s Four Weddings and a Funeral – including Hugh Grant, Andie McDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas and Rowan Atkinson, among others – will reunite for a charity short film, One Red Nose Day And A Wedding. The film, which premieres on BBC One on Friday, March 15, and will be part of NBC’s Red Nose Day programming in May, picks up 25 years after the original. Four Weddings writer Richard Curtis, who also wrote the short, is a co-founder of the Red Nose Day charity telethon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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

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

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

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A look at the game-changing birth of Silicon Valley, Nat Geo’s scripted series Valley of the Boom debuts Sunday, January 13, at 9p with two back-to-back episodes.
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The Real Housewives of Dallas are ready for a two-part reunion, debuting on Bravo on Wednesday, December 5, at 10p. Host Andy Cohen sitting down with the crew to hear them speak their truths and settle the score for season three.
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HGTV will premiere White House Christmas 2018 on Sunday, December 9, at 6p, as cameras follow designer and home renovation star Alison Victoria, White House staff and volunteers on an exclusive room-by-room tour of the iconic home’s holiday transformation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Season 23 of ABC’s The Bachelor premieres January 7 at 8p, with Bachelorette also-ran and ex-NFL player Colton Underwood handing out the roses this go-round.
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Lifetime’s American Beauty Star returns Wednesday, January 2, at 10p. Superstar model Ashley Graham joins as host this season; judges include supermodel Christie Brinkley, Cosmopolitan’s Leah Wyar and photographer Yu Tsai.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 18, 2018

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

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/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 27, 2018

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

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
http://www.eonline.com/news

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
http://www.eonline.com/news

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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/