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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

February 22, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/22/18)
ABC: The Bachelor Winter Games (Premiere) at 8pm
INSP: The Cowboy Way (Premiere) at 8pm

CBS Corp. launched Eye Speak, a program designed to promote female empowerment, growth, and opportunity for women at the company and across the entertainment industry. CBS Television Studios will kick off Eye Speak with a program March 14 in LA featuring panel of women who work in front of and behind the camera. They include: Maria Bello (NCIS), Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery), Sara Ramirez (Madam Secretary), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Lori McCreary (Madam Secretary), Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane The Virgin). The launch is in concert with the Association of National Advertisers’ #SeeHer campaign.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wendy Williams revealed today on her syndicated talk show that she has Graves disease and hyperthyroidism. The show will go on a three-week hiatus beginning today (February 22) so Williams can focus on her health.
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NCTA extended the contract of CEO/president Michael Powell for three more years. Powell, former FCC chairman and a President Bill Clinton appointee, joined the cable lobbying organization in 2011.
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Vox Media will lay off 50 employees, or about 5 percent of its workforce, from its social video team and at three of its publications – Racked, Curbed and SB Nation.
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Former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan is making an inside the beltway bid, running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ratigan is running a a Democrat in NY’s 21st congressional district.
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Ten more presenters are onboard for the 90th Oscars telecast, airing live Sunday, March 4, on ABC: Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and Zendaya.
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A federal judge denied Disney’s request for an injunction in the lawsuit it launched in December to stop Redbox from selling download codes for the studio’s movies. Redbox countersued, alleging Disney’s home entertainment group was abusing its copyright to keep competition at bay.
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A new University of Minnesota study about fatal blood clots may be bad news for hardcore bingers. An analysis of 15,000 adults over 24 years, divided into four groups based on how they watch TV showed those who watch “very often” run a 1.7 times higher risk of venous thromboembolism, or deep vein thrombosis, clots in the legs, and pulmonary embolisms. The danger comes from prolonged sitting and impaired circulation.
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Amazon Studios won out as the television home of Iain M. Banks’ sci-fi book series Culture. Amazon acquired global TV rights to the first novel in the series, Consider Phlebas; Utopia creator Dennis Kelly is onboard to write the adaptation, Plan B Entertainment will produce and the estate of Iain Banks will executive produce.
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Showtime is developing Chemistry, a psycho-sexual marital drama based on the Paula Milne BBC miniseries The Politician’s Husband adapted by David Manson (House of Cards). Project comes from Anonymous Content, original series’ producer Daybreak Pictures/Passion Distribution and TriStar Television.
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Pilot director David Semel, whose fingerprints are on such CBS pilots as Person of Interest, Madam Secretary, Code Black and Pure Genius, is onboard to direct the pilot for network drama Main Justice. Former Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayar will serve as exec producer/showrunner for the Timothy Hutton starrer. Project hails from CBS Television Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Indie filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass (The One I Love, The Overnight, Creep, Jeff Who Lives At Home) signed a new agreement for worldwide rights to four upcoming Netflix Films. First up is an untitled bittersweet bromance project starring Ray Romano and Mark Duplass, slated to be released later this year. The Duplass’ and Netflix have a longstanding relationship. Most recently, the duo exec-produced Netflix’s upcoming doc series Wild Wild Country.
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TBS’ new animated series Final Space blasts off Monday, February 26 at 10:30p.
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Fusion will bow Food Exposed With Nelufar Hedayat, its latest from the journalist, on Tuesday, March 27 at 8p. Eight-part docuseries explores the global food industry, how our appetites shape our world and the true cost of food to people, animals and the planet. Upcoming eps feature Nicole Richie, James Cromwell, Jordana Brewster and others.
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Freeform drama Siren, premiering Thursday, March 29, takes place in the coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once being home to mermaids, marine biologists now must work together to find out who and what may have driven this primal sea hunter to land. Season 3 of the net’s Shadowhunters returns March 20 at 8p, with new secrets abounding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nelvana’s live-action/CG-animated hybrid ReBoot: The Guardian Code will premiere as a Netflix original series worldwide excluding Canada on March 30 and exclusively on YTV in Canada in June. Created by Michael Hefferon, the reimagined version of 1994’s ReBoot is the first TV series to feature animation built in the Unreal game engine with 4K resolution.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second season of Hulu original anthology series, titled National Treasure: Kiri, is slated to drop Wednesday, April 4.
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Netflix set April 13 for the launch of its reboot of Lost In Space. In a modern twist, Netflix transmitted the pilot to the International Space Station for astronauts to view.
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IFC dropped a new trailer for season 2 of Brockmire, where booze-soaked broadcaster Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) finds himself in New Orleans, seeking to reclaim his career while falling headfirst into all the temptations the Big Easy has to offer.  Season 2 premieres Wednesday, April 25 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery will air its first-ever Motor Mega Week Monday, February 26 at 8p through Monday, March 5 at 11p. The celebration of all things automotive features three new series premieres – Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings, Twin Turbos and Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman, plus a four-part, supersized Street Outlaws vs. Fast N’ Loud: Build To Mega Race series.
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Because we don’t have enough political drama… WE tv will begin airing binge-a-thons of CBS drama series Madam Secretary on Wednesday, March 7 from 7p-4a. Beginning the following week, Wednesday, March 14, the series will air during all-day binge-a-thons on Wednesdays from 10a-4a.
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Flu season: Three years in the making, Discovery’s three-part series Invisible Killers takes viewers around the world to understand how viruses have shaped our health and history, the biological and social impact they have on our global society, and the work being done to combat them. The special premieres Thursday, March 29 at 8p on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. Second and third installments continue on Science Channel at 9p and 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andie MacDowell (Cedar Cove, Magic Mike XXL), Minka Kelly (Titans) and Chad Michael Murray (Agent Carter, Sun Records) star in The Beach House, a Hallmark Hall of Fame original film premiering Saturday, April 28 at 9p on Hallmark Channel.
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YouTube yesterday removed a viral conspiracy theory video that alleged a student who has been advocating for gun control in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is a trained actor. YT made the move hours after tech site Motherboard reported the video was one of YT’s top-trending videos.
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In what some smaller publishers see as a boon, Amazon for several months has been testing with a small group of publishers a scenario where versions of their commerce-focused articles are accessible directly inside Amazon’s website. These articles can be found through Google search or via searches for keywords inside Amazon and are shoppable just like they’d be on a publisher’s own site, reports Digiday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

People is expanding its lifestyle coverage with the launch of new vertical People Health, to include digitally distributed health-related celebrity, service and human interest stories available at people.com/Health.
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The Nick Jr. Play app went global, launching in the UK and Denmark with more locales to come. International expansion follows the app’s success in the US with more than 16 million downloads to date.
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Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why) and Michael Graziadei (Good Girls Revolt) will recur in the third season of HBO crime anthology series True Detective… Michael O’Neill is in to recur on the seventh and final season of ABC’s Scandal, which returns March 29. No deets on his character yet… Chris Johnson (47 Meters Down) scored a recurring role in the upcoming second season of The Orville on Fox.
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Pilot season: Saturday Night Live alum Sasheer Zamata and Sean Kleier (Odd Mom Out) are in as leads of NBC comedy pilot So CloseTimothy Hutton has been tapped to star opposite Bokeem Woodbine in CBS legal drama pilot Main Justice Tyler Labine (Deadbeat) scored a role as a series regular in NBC’s untitled Bellevue hospital drama pilot… Rose Rollins (The L Word) booked a series regular role opposite Katie Holmes in Fox’s FBI drama pilot from former Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love, 20th Century Fox TV and 3 ArtsRussell Hornsby (Grimm) is in as male lead in Fox’s untitled legal drama pilot from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and writer David Elliot.
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In the week’s syndicated news, Judge Judy (8.0 live plus same day national Nielsen, up 5% from the week before) was the syndication standout in the first full week of the sweep, racing to its highest rating in two years in the session ending February 11 and attracting an average of almost 12 million viewers each day.
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Among talkers, Dr Phil (3.9, up 3%) was tops for the 75th week in a row, winning by its widest margin in three months. Rounding out the big five in talk were Ellen DeGeneres (2.7, down 4%), followed closely by Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.5, up 9%), which also improved 9% from last year.  On the magazine rack, Access (1.5, up 7%) and Extra (season high 1.4, up 17%) both spiked despite heavy Olympic preemptions.
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Billy Graham, who pioneered the use of television and mass communication in spreading evangelical Christian messaging, died yesterday. He was 99. Graham was an adviser to several presidents but is perhaps best known for understanding the evolution of mass media, and using it to reach hundreds of millions of TV viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Angels in America – A Gay Fantasia on National Themes with Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield starts previews on Friday February 23, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/angels-america/

Latin History For Morons with John Leguizamo is closing on Sunday February 25, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/latin-history-moron/

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MICHAEL JACKSON’S “BILLIE JEAN” THEFT FROM DONNA SUMMER GOES EVEN DEEPER

February 9, 2018

MICHAEL JACKSON’S “BILLIE JEAN” THEFT FROM DONNA SUMMER GOES EVEN DEEPER
http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/09/michael-jackson-billie-jean-backup-singer-donna-summer-state-of-independence/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

January 18, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/18/18)
BET: Black Card Revoked (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: BET’s Mancave (Premiere) at 10:30pm
FREEFORM: Beyond (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop Nashville (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Damnation (Finale) at 10pm

Katie Couric will co-host the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. “During my years at NBC, I loved to cover the Olympics,” said the former Today host. Couric will be sharing duties with Mike Tirico, who succeeds long-timer Bob Costas. During the Games, Couric will contribute commentary and interviews. As for how protests that might occur during the Olympics will be covered, “We never shy away from anything that’s newsworthy,” Couric said in a conference call with journalists, adding decisions would be made on a case-by-case basis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Libby Leist has been promoted from senior producer to executive producer at NBC’s Today, replacing Don Nash. In a memo to staff, NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said that Nash, a 23-year veteran at the network, had been offered a number of other roles and “we hope he’ll stay in the family.” Speaking of family, in his own note, Nash said, “The time has come for me to step away from Today and be a better dad to my two beautiful girls. They are what matter to me most.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WYNW’s Zachary Kiesch has joined ABC News as a correspondent based in New York. Kiesch, nominated for an Emmy in 2016 for a report on the relationship between communities of color and the police, has often focused on issues like criminal justice reform, education and housing issues.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) signed a new 2-year deal with ABC Studios, paving the way for a renewal of the medical drama for seasons 15 and 16. As part of the agreement, reportedly worth $20 million per year, Pompeo becomes a producer for Grey’s and a co-exec producer on its upcoming untitled spin-off.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Endeavor Content snatched the rights to Michael Wolff tell-all Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, with the aim of turning it into a TV series. Wolff will exec produce and Two Cities Television head Michael Jackson will produce.
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On the season 3 premiere of Classic Albums, Steely Dan founding members Walter Becker and Donald Fagan recall the history of “Aja.” Show airs Wednesday, February 7 at 9p on AXS TV.
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Syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and viral video show RightThisMinute were renewed for 2018-19 on ABC Owned Television Stations. The shows are among 4 of 30 nationally syndicated first-run strips that have seen ratings increases this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fast N’ Loud star Aaron Kaufman is behind the wheel for new Discovery series Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman, focused on vehicle builds. Premiere date: Monday, March 5 at 10p.
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Car customization entrepreneur Ryan Friedlinghaus returns for a new season of Inside West Coast Customs, launching Tuesday, January 23 at 9p.
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Added to the lineup of CBS’s Grammys broadcast, airing Sunday, January 28 at 7:30p: Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2.
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The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement’s 7th Annual Summit takes place Thursday, February 1 in NYC. Presentations include a study commissioned by CIMM on how the current providers of Attribution measurement compare.
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Showtime will premiere stand-up comedy special Eddie Griffin: Undeniable on Friday, February 9 at 10p.
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Freeform announced additions to the lineup for the inaugural “Freeform Summit,” featuring panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation on television and more. Joining the lineup is upcoming series Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, in the panel, “From Comics to Screen – Creating Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.” Summit takes place today at NeueHouse Hollywood.
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Black History Month special The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X debuts Monday, February 26 at 8p on Smithsonian Channel, reliving pivotal years in the activist’s life via rarely-seen footage and audio tapes.
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Thirty Five Media, owned by NBA star Kevin Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman, is aiming high with YouTube. The company will work with athletes and the YouTube team to help sports stars launch their own channels, as well as create new sports programming as a development partner. They’re off to a good start: Thirty Five’s first YouTube project, Durant’s channel, has gained over 21 million views and over 580,000 subscribers.
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Digital media and production company RAZE, founded by Emiliano Calemzuk, Sofia Vergara and Latin World Entertainment founder Luis Balaguer, is moving into production with original series Catrina, la Santa Muerte for Netflix, and has set up scripts in development at Hulu (Mi Hermanastro) and TNT (Black Veil). “We continue working to develop and produce original content that changes the narrative on how Latin-centered stories are told,” said Mari Urdaneta, SVP and chief content officer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV launched a bot on Facebook Messenger. Chat bot/design assistant “Hazel” will guide users through trending HGTV content, photo galleries, DIY projects and more.
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Amazon is introducing a Fire TV update with an “On Now” row of live programming. Customers can get an assist from Alexa to access live streams as well as playback from HBO, Showtime and more.
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Programming notes: A half-hour comedy exec produced by and starring Kristen Wiig and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine has made its way to Apple. The series is inspired by a short story collection from Curtis Sittenfeld….Amazon greenlit a 10-episode season 2 of superhero series The Tick….YouTube grabbed global rights to hip hop movie Bodied, produced by Eminem, his manager and Def Jam RecordsPaul Rosenberg….Rooster Teeth’s 2018 animation slate includes 2 new series, mecha-inspired gen:LOCK and western adventure Nomad of Nowhere.
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Honorees for the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, airing Sunday, February 11 at 9p, include Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson and Rhyon Brown. Cee Lo Green, Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell will be among the presenters.
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Rosanna Arquette, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn, Niecy Nash, Gina Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph and Marisa Tomei will present at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Show airs live on TNT and TBS, Sunday, Jan. 21 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) will host the Costume Designer Guild’s CDGAs, set for February 20 at the Beverly Hilton.
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Many of the top shows in syndication started the new year right. Dr. Phil (3.2) was up 23% the week of January 1 versus the week prior even though it was still in reruns, and new episodes of Ellen DeGeneres (2.6) gave the show a 30% boost. Freshman Daily Mail TV rose 10% to match a season high 1.1, and Entertainment Tonight was up 22% to tie with Inside Edition, up 10%, with 3.3.
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Sunday’s second episode of the current season of Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America posted a 1.0 A25-54 rating (850K IMP), representing a 12% increase versus last year and the best showing for the series since January 2016.
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Fox Business Network finished the second week of 2018 with 252,000 total viewers in Business Day. Additionally, FBN scored 5 of the 6 top rated programs of the week, with Lou Dobbs Tonight as most watched business program with 374,000 total viewers.
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Host Sam Rockwell and musical guest Halsey (plus a very interesting news week) brought NBC’s Saturday Night Live an average 7.2 million viewers, a season high. Among A18-49, the show scored a 1.91/9 rating.
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The week of January 8, UniMas increased its audience during primetime among total viewers 2+ by 13% (to 778,000), A18-49 by 6% (to 341,000) and A18-34 by 5% (to 132,000) versus the same week last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Meteor Shower with Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti is closing on Sunday January 21, 2018
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/meteor-shower/

 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

January 11, 2018

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/11/18)
CREATE TV: Travels with Darley (Premiere) at 1:30am
LIFETIME: Making A Model with Yoland Hadid (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Building Giants (Premiere) at 9pm
UP: Expecting (Premiere) at 9:30pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop Fort Worth (Finale) at 9pm

Michael J. Fox is guesting on ABC’s Designated Survivor for a 5-episode arc later this year, as a bulldog of a lawyer hired by the White House. Drama returns from winter break Wednesday, February 28 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

21st Century Fox is striking a deal to acquire 10 local TV stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group, according to the Financial Times. Sinclair may be selling stations to get final approval for its acquisition of Tribune Media, while Fox, with $66 billion is assets going to Disney, could benefit from adding to its station group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform announced the initial panel lineup for its first “Freeform Summit,” featuring a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and other issues defining modern youth culture. Participants include Kenya Barris (grown-ish), Yara Shahidi (grown-ish), Freeform EVP programming & development Karey Burke and Elaine Welteroth, EOC of teenVogue, among others.
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Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks for NBCUniversal Cable, tackled the subject of Catt Sandler’s decision to leave E! after learning her male co-host made “close to double” what she did. “Jason Kennedy and Catt Sandler had different roles, and therefore different salaries,” said Berwick, speaking at the end of Rose McGowan’s Citizen Rose TCA segment. “Catt was focused on daytime, Jason Kennedy is on prime evening news, plus red carpet. Our employees’ salaries are based on their roles and their expertise, regardless of gender.”
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TNT greenlit Snowpiercer, based on the 2013 film. Futuristic thriller, set 7 years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, stars Jennifer Connolly (A Beautiful Mind) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, with CJ Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network is teaming with Sony Pictures Television to develop original scripted anthology series Accused with producer David Shore (The Good Doctor). Production partners for the show, based on a UK format, will include Shore Z Productions and All3Media America.
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Warner Bros. Television Group digital studio Blue Ribbon Content got 2 new series orders from Verizon, it was announced at TCA. Live-action comedies are Golden Revenge, from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, and Critters: A New Binge, adapted from the cult classic films. “With a cast list as diverse as puppies, cats and rampaging critters, these two new shows are perfect examples of the unexpected and dynamic programming we aim to produce at Blue Ribbon Content,” said Peter Girardi, EVP, Blue Ribbon Content, and EVP alternative programming, Warner Bros. Animation.
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ABC gave a put pilot commitment to a family drama from Campanario Entertainment, ABC Studios and Scooter Braun’s SB Projects that has the support of the family of Selena Quintanilla. But it’s not biographical. The project, being written by Miguel Nolla (Scandal), “is inspired by the musical legacy of Selena Quintanilla,” says Jaime Davila, president of Campanario. “Working with ABC to honor her legacy and showcase a successful, aspirational Latino family on television is an incredible opportunity.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered a 13-episode season 2 of Ellen’s Game of Games. “I hope this can continue to be a show that families can come together and enjoy watching as much as I enjoy hosting,” said Ellen DeGeneres. “I don’t wanna say this next season is gonna be even messier, but I have invested heavily into a whipped cream company.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jillian O’Brien landed the executive producer job at syndicated weekend political show Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien. O’Brien (no relation to host and produce Soledad) spent much of her career at CNN.
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A+E Studios signed a two-year, first look development deal with management and production company Thruline Entertainment, calling for them to develop and produce scripted content together for the A+E portfolio of networks, as well as outside buyers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jean-Marc Vallee and partner Nathan Ross (Big Little Lies) have formed a production company. Crazyrose will develop, finance and produce film, TV and documentaries, and partner with Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s Bloom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 5 of Silicon Valley launches on HBO Sunday, March 25 at 10p. Missing from the action will be T.J. Miller, who left the comedy in May.
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Michael Douglas-narrated Grand Prix Driver premieres Friday, February 9 on Amazon. Series promises “unprecedented access” to the legendary Formula 1 race team McLaren.
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New comedy series La Casa de Veraneo (The Summer Home) launches on Television Dominicana Saturday, January 13 at 8p.
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Another round of performers was announced for the 60th Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, January 28 at 7:30p on CBS: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Kesha, Bruno Mars, Cardi B and SZA. Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic will take the stage with a group of suicide attempt and loss survivors selected by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, in a special performance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Julie Walters (Billy Elliot) will narrate My Wonderful Life for UK’s Sky 1. The 4-part doc has people with terminal illnesses record messages and arrange surprises for loved ones, to be delivered after they pass.
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Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018, hosted by CBS SportsBoomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah (NCIS: LA) airs Tuesday, January 30 at 8p. This go-round, 5 spots featuring celebs and athletes (“Men”) face off against scene-stealing animals (“Beast”).
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Trevor Noah selected Loyiso Madinga to helm topical segments for the African broadcast of Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The South African-based correspondent’s segments will air intermittently on Comedy Central across the continent, starting with a field report from the African National Congress Elective Conference tonight. “As wild as Donald Trump is for America, many countries around the world have Trumps ….we thought ‘why not give each country a chance to show off their stable geniuses?,’” said Noah.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominated for Directors Guild Awards are directors for Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, and 3 episodes of Game of Thrones in the drama category, and Master of None (2 episodes), Silicon Valley, Veep and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for comedy. Nods for TV movies/mini-series went to directors of Godless, The Wizard of Lies, Story of a Girl, Big Little Lies and The Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks.
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TV nominees for The Costume Designers Guild Awards include The Crown, Feud: Bette and Joan, GLOW, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Stranger Things for excellence in period television; American Horror Story: Cult, Big Little Lies, Grace and Frankie, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Young Pope for contemporary TV; and Black Mirror: USS Calista, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow and Star Trek: Discovery for sci-fi/fantasy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up for Cinema Audio Society honors are Big Little Lies, Black Mirror, Fargo, Sherlock and Twin Peaks for TV movie or mini-series; Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Crown and The Handmaid’s Tale for hourlong series; and Ballers, black-ish, Modern Family, Silicon Valley and Veep for half-hour series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered supernatural drama Chambers, focused on a young heart attack survivor who starts taking on the characteristics of her heart donor. Creator and writer is Leah Rachel; Akela Cooper (Marvel’s Cage) is showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple gave a straight-to-series order to sci-fi drama See, set in the far future, from Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders). Knight and director Francis Lawrence will exec produce, along with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Critical Role premieres on Alpha, the streaming service from Nerdist and Greek & Sundry, today. Show follows Matthew Mercer leading a group of fellow voice actors on Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan saw a 13% bump Christmas week, for its biggest rating since Ryan Seacrest joined the show in May 2017. That was enough to tie usual leader Dr. Phil (down 13% – thank you, college bowl game preemptions) with 2.6. Hitting season highs were fellow talkers Maury (1.6, up 14%, Rachael Ray (1.4, up 8%), Steve Wilkos (1.3, up 8%) and Jerry Springer (1.3, up 8%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 6 premiere of Nashville on CMT delivered 1.6 million viewers and .8 among A18-49, up 7% and 20%, respectively, versus last season’s average. This will be the country music drama’s final run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory with Christian Borle is closing on Sunday 1/14/18.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory/

Miss Saigon is closing on Sunday 1/14/18.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/miss-saigon/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

January 4, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/4/18)
CMT: Nashville (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Killing Fields: Murder Isle (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: The Interrogation Room (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: The Four: Battle for Stardom (Premiere) at 8pm
FYI: Waterfront House Hunting (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: We Bought The Farm (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Betrayed (Premiere) at 10pm
INSP: The Cowboy Way: Alabama (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: Project Runway All Stars (Premiere) at 9pm
POP: Impact Wrestling (Premiere) at 8pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Building Giants (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Mega Machines (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Van Helsing (Premiere) at 9pm
SYFY: Ghost Wars (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Containables (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Beerland (Premiere) at 10pm

Season 5 of Freeform’s The Fosters will be its last, but it’s not the end of the road for everyone. The series will conclude with a 3-night limited series finale event next summer, leading into a spin-off following the lives of Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Callie (Maia Mitchell). The Fosters returns for season 5B on Tuesday, January 9 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kate Beckinsdale will star in thriller The Widow, co-produced by Amazon and ITV. The 8-parter follows a woman who sees her supposedly late husband on the news, and takes a dangerous and far-flung journey to find out the truth about her past. Beckinsdale previously starred in Amazon Studios’ The Only Living Boy in New York and Love & Friendship.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Millennials are overwhelmed by the number of OTT options, according to Ooyala’s State of the Broadcast Industry 2018 report, and are not completely happy with their current OTT services. Consumer frustration will drive improvements in streamlined authentification, better content curation, personalization and easier search and discover, predicts Ooyala. “TV viewing is continuing to go to a much more personalized, one-to-one experience,” said Belsasar Lepe, co-founder and SVP of products and solutions. “Where previously you might have sat with your family and consumed your favorite show together, it’s going to be online and much more personalized with additional features such as virtual and augmented reality.” The report draws on research from Ooyala as well as other organizations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the TV nominees for the 68th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, honoring outstanding editing, are episodes of comedies black-ish, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Portlandia, Will & Grace (commercial television), and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glow and Veep (non-commercial television), as well as dramas Better Call Saul and Fargo (commercial TV) and Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones, Handmaid’s Tale and Stranger Things (non-commercial TV). Voting ends January 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A stamp set featuring Game of Thrones characters will go on sale in the UK January 23 in post offices (and can be pre-ordered on the Royal Mail web site). Additional stamp offerings include giants, dragons and direwolves. The HBO drama’s eighth and final season is expected to launch next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime ordered a third season of The Circus, set to premiere April 15 at 8p with a run of new episodes airing in the spring and another in the fall. The docu-series will continue offering real-time backstage perspectives on American politics, society, and culture, but with a new permanent host: Alex Wagner (The Atlantic) joins John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon. Wagner replaces Mark Halperin, who was forced out of the Circus riing, among other jobs, following allegations of past sexual harassment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox music competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom, from ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza Formats, makes its debut tonight.  The panel of judges for for the 6-parter includes record producers Sean “Diddy” Combs and DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk – a lineup that sets the show apart, according to executive producer and president of ITV America, David George. “While there are several music competition shows on the air, only The Four has attracted a panel of judges with skin in the game,” George tells Cynopsis. “They’re not just looking for a ‘winner,’ but talent they can mentor and guide as a major act to break in the music industry. This isn’t just a feel-good music show; it’s a cut-throat competition for the contestants and our panel, who have a lot on the line professionally.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Reelz series, World’s Most Evil Killers, kicks off Friday, January 12 at 8p with the story of Jeffrey Dahmer – sentenced to 957 years in prison for his horrific crimes, but killed after 2. Encore airs at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toni and Candace open up their own women’s health clinic, Spyke decides it’s time to bring punk music back to the main scene, Cath and Dave attempt to survive an Escape Room, and The Goths give a heartfelt eulogy – status quo on Portlandia when the IFC comedy returns for its eighth and final season Thursday, January 18 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope will share the screen during crossover episodes of ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal. Scandal creator Shonda Rimes and HTGAWM creator Peter Nowalk broke the news with posts of the same screen shot of a crossover script featuring the TGIT leading ladies. New installments return Thursday, January 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel will share the story of UK’s Crown Jewels and the ancient ceremony for which they are used in The Coronation. One-hour special in partnership with the BBC and Australian Broadcasting Corporation premieres Sunday, January 14 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will feature an exhibit with costumes, art, photography and more from upcoming TNT limited series, The Alienist, set in the underbelly of NYC’s “Golden Age.” Exhibit opens to the public Saturday, January 13; series debuts Monday, January 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Olivia Munn will host the 2018 Critic’s Choice Awards, set for Thursday, January 11 on The CW. Last year the show aired on A&E in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game Show Network special Cover Story: The Press Your Luck Scandal tells the story of the air conditioning repairman who cracked the game board algorithm and walked away with $110,000 in cash and prizes. After the doc airs Sunday, January 14 at 7p, GSN will air the original Press Your Luck episodes at 8p and 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There’s a 40% chance that corporate tax reform will lead Apple to buy Netflix, according to analysts from Citigroup. “Historically, Apple has avoided repatriating cash to the U.S. to avoid high taxation,” said the analysts’ note. “As such, tax reform may allow Apple to put this cash to use. With over 90% of its cash sitting overseas, a one-time 10% repatriation tax would give Apple $220 billion for M&A or buybacks.” Forbes begs to differ, noting Apple’s reported $1 billion investment to create its own original scripted TV shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of, Apple grabbed Are You Sleeping, from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Thriller drama project stars Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix announced a sequel to sci-fi film Bright, which arrived on the streaming service December 22 to (ahem) mixed reviews, but was one of Netflix’s biggest original launches with 11 million viewers over its first 3 days. David Ayer will write and direct, and Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless will produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daytime talker The Real was renewed by Fox Television Stations for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons on their O&Os in 17 markets. In addition to the 12 million social interactions the series boasted last season (and is on pace to beat handily this season), The Real has the youngest average age of syndie talkers, at 51.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, which made its syndicated cable premiere on Outdoor Channel with a New Year’s Day marathon, lands in its regular Outdoor timeslot on Monday, January 8 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The election may be over, but interest in current events hasn’t waned. Viewing on the big 3 cable news nets was up 15% in 2017, reported Pivotal Research Group’s Brian Wieser. Based on Nielsen numbers, MSNBC was up a whopping 49%, Fox News rose 8% and CNN had a 4% lift. The big 3 broadcast nets’ news programming slipped 7% post-election.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox appears to be moving in the right direction with LA to Vegas. The midseason comedy launched Tuesday to 3.8 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among A18-49, the net’s highest-rated premiere night since premiere week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen was its most-watched New Year’s Eve special ever, and topped cable nets in the late night time slot. Versus last year’s Cooper/Kathy Griffin pairing, the show was up +8% in total viewers (to 3.28 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s Season 6 premiere of Married at First Sight was the highest rated telecast of the series on Lifetime in key demos, and outperformed last season’s premiere among total viewers (+12%), A25-54 (+29%), W25-54 (+27%), A18-49 (+31%) and W18-49 (+36%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s Intervention: The Heroin Triangle debut on Tuesday saw double-digit growth in total viewers (+17%), A25-54 (+16%) and A18-49 (+17%) versus Intervention’s 2017 average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS daytimer Let’s Make a Deal 1 delivered 3.46 million viewers and Let’s Make a Deal 2 drew 4.02 million, the best weekly Live+SD averages in almost 2 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Junk is closing on Sunday January 7, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/junk/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

December 28, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/28/17)
FREEFORM: Movie Night with Karlie Kloss (Premiere) at 6:30pm
FOX: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: The Perfect Suspect (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Mysteries at the Museum (Premiere) at 9pm
POP: IMPACT Wrestling (Finale) at 8pm
WE TV: Tamar & Vince (Finale) at 9pm

BROADWAY
Elf The Musical is closing on Friday December 29, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/elf-musical-msg/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

December 14, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/14/17)
ABC: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Disney Prep & Landing at 8:30pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Gooey (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: Taraji’s White Hot Holidays (Premiere) at 9pm
FYI: Prefab Nation (Premiere) at 11pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Safari Live (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Vintage Flip (Finale) at 11pm
ID: Blood Relatives (Finale) at 9pm 

Fox is airing a live ad for 20 Century Fox film The Greatest Showman during Sunday’s A Christmas Story Live!. In the 2 ½ -minute spot, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Keala Settle will perform a song from the P.T. Barnum biopic, accompanied by 150 dancers, on a soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot adjacent to the soundstage housing A Christmas Story. “We are creating what we expect will be a memorable performance providing energy and excitement,” said Michelle Marks, SVP of marketing and global media promotions for 20th Century Fox Film. “The first-ever live commercial for a feature film is one that P.T. Barnum would have been proud of.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix nabbed the most SAG Award nominations yesterday, racking up19. Among shows, the leaders were HBO’s Big Little Lies, and Netflix’s GLOW and Stranger Things, which each collected 4 noms. Comedy Series Ensemble nominees included ABC’s black-ish, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Veep, and Netflix’s GLOW and Orange Is the New Black. Up for Drama Ensemble are Netflix’s The Crown and Stranger Things, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and NBC’s This Is Us. For a complete list of TV nominees, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sean Hayes, the only actor nominated from NBC’s Will & Grace, had this to say about being named alongside black-ish’s Anthony Anderson, Master of None’s Aziz Ansari, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David, ShamelessWilliam Macy and GLOW’s Marc Maron, for Male Actor in a Comedy Series: “I am so honored to be recognized in this category with these extraordinary actors. I love acting because I love actors. I also like to bake sometimes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Neil Cavuto will host a 2-hour Saturday news program, Cavuto Live, debuting January 20 at 10a on Fox News. The show will feature a breakdown of the major business and politics headlines, with a rotating panel of industry experts. With his added role, Cavuto will be helming 17 hours of live programming across FNC and Fox Business Network. Which is fine by him. “During the week, I live for live,” says Cavuto. “It only seems fitting in these fast-moving times, I make weekend coverage the same. The news demands it, and viewers deserve it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Omarosa Manigault Newman, who met President Trump as a troublemaking contestant on The Apprentice in 2004, and later became the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, is out. While White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters yesterday that Manigault Newman resigned “to pursue other opportunities” effective January 20, American Urban Radio Networks reporter and CNN contributor April Ryan tweeted a different story. “Okay the White House still contends Omarosa signed a resignation letter,” said Ryan. “But Gen Kelly Kicked her out with high drama with the Minister offering vulgarities and curse words as she was escorted out of the building and off campus.” The Wall Street Journal reported she was “physically dragged and escorted off campus.” But New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor tweeted that a White House source said Manigault Newman will be on staff as she finishes up her work, and “that person disputes that she was escorted out.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new TiVo survey shows the pace of customers cutting the cable cord is slowing. “The number of those cutting cable within the preceding year has been trending upward with an increase of nearly 3 percentage points y/y; however this quarter’s survey results mark the first quarter since Q3 2016 to see a slight decrease,” says the report. When asked if they planned to change pay TV providers in the next 6 months, 5.4% of respondents said they planned to cut their pay TV service, 7.7% planned to change providers, 5.8% intended to switch to an online service or app, and 27.5% said … “maybe.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central acquired all 9 seasons of The Office from NBCUniversal, and will launch the Dundler Mifflin crew with an all-day marathon on Monday, January 15. Select episodes will be available to stream on cc.com and the CC app.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA renewed Mr. Robot for season 4. Series creator Sam Esmail shared the good news in Instagram yesterday, saying, “Calm down, everyone. #MrRobot season_4.0 writers’ room is officially open for business.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC tops the list of broadcast networks when it comes to employing Asian-Americans on primetime network TV, scoring an overall grade of “B” from the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition. CBS received a B-, NBC a C+, and Fox an incomplete, for lack of data. “This past season and the current 2017-2018 season are setting new standards for representation, although there were many missed opportunities for inclusion,” said APAMC chairman Daniel Mayeda. “We look forward to working with the networks to continue to elevate the presence of Asians and Pacific Islanders in all categories, with a particular emphasis on shows on which we are able to tell our own stories by having leading roles.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network and mitu, the digital brand for Latino millennials, are teaming to develop a sketch comedy series, Browntown.  Mitu co-founders Doug Greiff and Beatriz Acevedo will exec produce the series, based on a format Greiff created featuring a multicultural cast of emerging comics, improv actors, influencers and celebrity cameos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Animal Planet’s The Vet Life bows Saturday, January 13 at 10p. The premiere follows the Cy-Fair Animal Hospital reopening after Hurricane Harvey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cody Harris and Chris “Booger” Brown are back in the saddle for season 2 of INSP reality show The Cowboy Way: Alabama, launching Thursday, January 4 at 8p. And this time around, their wives are along for the ride.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NFL Football Fanatic kicks off with back-to-back episodes on USA Network Monday, January 1 at 11p. Eight-parter follows Scottish-born Darren McMullen as he crosses the country delving into the culture of the NFL fan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vibrant TV renewed World of Freesports with German producer/distributor quattro media. Series offers action sports like surfing, snowboarding, climbing and kayaking.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network will start the new year with the series premiere of Unikitty! on Monday, January 1 at 6a; 6 episodes will rotate throughout the day. New episodes then air Fridays at 6:30p, after premiere episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s Murder Is Forever, a 6-part true crime series based on upcoming paperbacks from best-selling author James Patterson, makes its debut Monday, January 22 at 10p. “My goal for both the books and television show was to create a groundbreaking series that shatters the true crime mold and attracts the widest possible audience,” said Patterson. “These stories won’t disappoint readers or viewers – and they’ll be shocked that they actually happened.” Henry Schleiff, group president of ID, AHC and Destination America, said readers and viewers “will no doubt agree that truth is stranger than fiction.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lip Sync Battle is going live on Thursday, January 18 at 9p, for a one-hour special event celebrating some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits. Show will air on Paramount Network (by then formerly Spike TV).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Romantic adventure film The Rendezvous, starring Stana Katic (Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Homeland) makes its TV debut on Showtime Saturday, December 16 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series finale of Nat Geo’s The Long Road Home airs Tuesday, December 19 at 10p, followed by a companion documentary spotlighting Jorge Diaz, who plays Spc. Israel Garza in the event series based on the Martha Raddatz best-seller. The Long Road Home relives a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ambushed in Baghdad on what came to be known as “Black Sunday.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Red Nose Day is returning to NBC with a special night of programming on Thursday, May 24, with partners Walgreens, M&M’s and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation onboard. Since its launch in 2015, Red Nose Day in the U.S. has raised over $100 million to help children in need.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Designated Survivor makes its midseason 2 return on Wednesday, February 28 at 10p. Winter finale aired last night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Colton Haynes will reprise his role on CW’s Arrow as Roy Harper for a short arc… Abby Miller (The Sinners) will recur and Bruce Davison (The Fosters) guest star on season 2 of Bravo’s Imposters….SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills, 90210) will guest on CBS NCIS as the mother of a high school student who witnessed a crime….Jon Fletcher (Genius) landed a recurring role on NBC’s upcoming thriller Reverie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Megyn Kelly’s 9a hour of Today on Monday had its fourth-best rated day since premiering in June, despite a pre-emption in New York for the subway bombing. Kelly’s show featured 3 of the women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment or assault.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National TV news keeps growing, up 5% in Nielsen Live+SD viewing among total viewers versus year-ago. According to Pivotal Research Group, the boost is driven by cable’s Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, which account for 15% of the rise. The big three broadcast nets are down 8% – pretty impressive considering 2016 was a (very news-worthy) election year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among cable news nets, Fox News averaged 2.4 million viewers in primetime and 1.5 million in total day, earning its highest-rated year in network history on a 24-hour basis in total viewers, topping the field in primetime in viewers and A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network delivered its highest-rated year since launch, up 27% in Business Day total viewers (to 195,000) and 14% among A25-54 (25,000), versus 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Soon-to-be Alabama Senator Doug Jones wasn’t the only big winner Tuesday night. CNN delivered 1.15 million viewers among A25-54 from 8-10p, versus 809,000 for Fox News and 808,000 for MSNBC. In total viewers Fox News was on top, drawing 3.55 million viewers opposite MSNBC (3.15 million) and CNN (2.76 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sweet news for Food Network: The net’s Holiday Baking Championship posted a .8 A25-54 rating on Monday night, while its Candy Cane Sugar House video generated another 980,000 views on Monday, for a total of 5.7 million views.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
M. Butterfly with Clive Owen is closing on Sunday December 17, 2017
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/M-Butterfly/

 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 2, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/2/17)
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Finale) at 9pm
TELEMUNDO: El Senor De Los Cielos (Finale) at 10pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Finale) at 9:30pm
WE TV: Mary Mary (Finale) at 9pm

Black writers are being shut out of the writing room, according to a new report by UCLA sociology professor Darnell Hunt. Among his findings, published yesterday: nearly two-thirds of all scripted TV shows during the 2016-17 season had no black writers,17 percent of shows employed more than one black writer, and 5 percent were helmed by black showrunners. Hunt’s report, commissioned by org the Color of Change, calls on the industry to adopt a program similar to the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which requires minority candidates to be interviewed for head coach and other senior jobs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With last night’s hotly anticipated World Series game 7 between the LA Dodgers and Houston Astros on Fox , several nets changed field position for their programming. CBS was to air repeats of SEAL Team at 9p and 10p rather than new eps of the series and Criminal Minds. NBC opted to air repeats of Law & Order: SVU at 9p and Chicago P.D. at 10p. At press time, ABC had no change to its schedule.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TiVo and Discovery Communications entered into a multiyear product agreement whereby Discovery will use TiVo’s Audience Works for Marketing, an inventory management and execution product suite. The partnership also includes the use of audience and analytics reports, which provides viewership information from TiVo’s Targeted Audience Delivery platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An unnamed Canadian actress filed a $4 million lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, Disney and other parties claiming Weinstein sexually assaulted her two times in 2000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In North America, 6.5 percent of households access pirated live TV services each month, according to a new study by Sandvine. That translates to $4 billion in lost revenue for TV distributors, according to the research firm, which says pirate TV services can generate $800 million a year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One is in the original movie business. The network announced production of original film Down For Whatever, the 2017 American Black Film Festival Screenplay-winning project written by Tim Folsome. Folsome will direct the project, starring LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Hosea Chanchez (The Game) Bre-Z (Empire) and Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) and slated to premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June and on TV One in July. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is reportedly developing a new iteration of 24. The reboot of the Emmy-winning series would take the real-time format of the original show and apply it in the criminal justice realm. It also would have a female lead. The project is from 24 exec-producer Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, and former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner. It hails from production companies 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marvel’s New Warriors have stopped in their tracks. The 10-ep series, which Freeform gave a straight-to-series order to in April, is not moving forward at the network and will be shopped elsewhere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Matt LeBlanc-starring comedy series Man With a Plan will return for its second season Monday, November 13 at 8:30p. Additionally, freshman comedy 9JKL moves to a 9:30p timeslot on November 6, replacing Me, Myself & I, which will return to the schedule at a later date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casey Webb returns for the second season of Man v. Food, with back-to-back episodes on Travel Channel beginning Monday, December 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Into the Amazon, the story of the 1914 journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon, will open the 30th season of American Experience on Tuesday, January 9 on PBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second installment of the acclaimed FX limited series, will premiere on Wednesday, January 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Xscape: Still Kickin’ It premieres on Bravo on Sunday, November 5 at 9p. Four-part special follows Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott, the four original members of the multiplatinum 90s girl group, as they return to the stage after nearly 20 years apart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Dallas delivers a two-part reunion, Monday, November 6 and November 13 at 10p. Host Andy Cohen will sit down with the Housewives as they revisit this season’s most defining moments.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated series Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has a series of specialty weeks and celebrity contestants in store this month: November 6-10 is “Victories for Veterans week,” with contestants from the U.S. Armed Forces, followed by “Whiz Kids Week,” and then a series of guests including Cameron Mathison, Sherri Shepherd and Ben Higgins.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outdoor Sportsman Group has some holiday-hunting-style programming in store. “Racksgiving” kicks off November 20-22 and November 24-25 featuring special eps from MeatEater (November 20, 8 –8:30p), McMillan, Rival Wild and more. Then, December 9 comes Coldest Hunts, featuring hunts, all in frigid temperatures. Caribou Christmas, airing December 23, features caribou hunts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy’s graphic novel adaptation of Happy! comes to life on Wednesday, December 6 at 10p carrying a TV-MA rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Dasher and Dancer… Freeform offered some details on this year’s “25 Days of Christmas,” the programming event’s 21st outing. From December 1-25, the network will air continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family; new this year are specials Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, on December 18, and a holiday special of forthcoming unscripted series Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic on December 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music Choice is kicking off the holiday season with its most robust-ever holiday offering, beginning November 1 and running through January 7, with new content being rolled out each week across Music Channels, On Demand, and the Music Choice App. Highlights include the Sounds of the Season, Holiday Hits and Yule Video Log channels. A sprinkling of holiday music also will air on additional music channels starting December 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up TV will light up its annual Christmas festivities beginning with 50 days of holiday programming that comprises seven U.S. premiere movies and a “Gilmore the Merrier” binge-a-thon of all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls that begins November 23. The holiday action kicks off Sunday, November 5, with the premiere movie Second Chance Christmas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Investigation Discovery’s fifth annual Inspire a Difference honors, cohosted by People, will recognize Padma Lakshmi, Julianna Margulies, Alonzo Mourning and Gabrielle Union, as well as their charity partners tonight (November 2). As part of the event, ID will air a programming marathon featuring episodes that address issues such as violence against women, domestic abuse, social and civil rights, mental health, bullying and sexual assault on Sunday, November 5 from 4-11p, including the season 5 finale of Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall and a new ep of On the Case with Paula Zahn.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tuesday, October 31 Halloween edition of ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan – “Kelly and Ryan’s Best Halloween Show Ever:  Look What You Made Us Do” – marked the show’s highest-rated telecast on any day so far this season in Households and among W25-54 in the 25 LPM Markets. The show posted its highest HH rating since Ryan was revealed as co-host in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for the second season premiere of Disney Channel series Andi Mack on Friday, October 27 at 8p surged 72 percent over the series launch (April 7) and delivered the network’s No. 2 telecast to date in Total Viewers (2.1 million), K6-14 (1.1 million/3.1 rating) and A18-49 (502,000/0.4 rating), in Live + 3 national ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In multiplatform ratings for the week of October 16, Fox’s Empire averaged 9.3 million viewers, a +64% lift from L+Same Day. The Gifted totaled 7.3 million multiplatform viewers, a +111% gain from Live + SD, The Mick delivered 4.5 million viewers, a +100% lift, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged 4.2 million multiplatform viewers, marking a +147% jump from L+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fueled by its primetime series Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso and El Senor de los Cielos, Telemundo wrapped October as the #5 broadcast network season-to-date, regardless of language, during Monday-Friday 8-11p among A18-49 (999,000) and A18-34 (457,000). This marks the network’s best season-start ever among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Day, who had been serving as chief business officer at AwesomenessTV, will lead Viacom’s new digital studios unit, beginning November 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
War Paint with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole is closing on Sunday November 5, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/war-paint/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 26, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/26/17)
COOKING CHANNEL: Carnival Eats (Premiere) at 9pm
CMT: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team (Finale) at 10pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Mysteries At The Museum (Finale) at 9pm

CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor landed the anchor spot on CBS Evening News. Glor, who’s been with the network for over 10 years, was a lead anchor on the net’s streaming news service, CBSN, during its launch period. Interim anchor Anthony Mason will continue as CBS News senior national correspondent and co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday. CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor will launch later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

What digital networks appeal most to potential cord cutters? A new survey from Beta Research said digital nets described as “favorites” include BBC America (19%), FX Movie Channel (19%), NFL Network (18%), Cooking Channel (18%), ID (18%), Nat Geo Wild (17%) and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (16%). Named “must-have” networks among viewers thinking of cutting the cord were NFL Network (72%), Science Channel (65%), Disney XD (65%), BBC America (64%), Velocity (64%), ID (64%) and FXX (64%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS made a schedule change, moving Superior Donuts, which had been slated to make its season 3 debut Monday at 9:30p, to its last year’s slot of 9p instead. Newcomer Me, Myself & I will remain at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After 6-month nationwide search, FX’s Pose will have the largest cast of transgender actors ever in series regular roles. Joining the cast of the Ryan Murphy show, which will look at the juxtaposition of different segments of life and society in 1980s New York, are MJ Rodriguez (Nurse Jackie), Indya Moore (Saturday Church), Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar (Mr. Robot) and Angelica Ross (Claws), among others. Murphy co-created the show with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation is eliminating the board seat held by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company, which held what it described as “a very small stake” in the arts net. “Ovation finds Mr. Weinstein’s actions reprehensible and counter to the spirit of our company’s supportive, multicultural and artistic community,” said Ovation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC gave a put pilot commitment to action-dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, with Scott Foley (Scandal) attached to star and produce. Project comes from writer Dave Hemingson, Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Prods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Moonshiners returns to Discovery on Tuesday, November 14 at 9p. For season 7, the distillery operators move deep into the remote corners of Appalachia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New series Cat vs. Dog launches Saturday, November 11 at 10p on Animal Planet, helping families establish pet peace in turbulent homes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third installment of Syfy horror anthology Channel Zero has a name. Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block is set to air in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One hour unscripted special Save It or Sell It, focused on struggling small businesses in America, will premiere on Sunday, November 5 at 11p on A&E, followed by airings across enthusiast blocks on A&E, History and FYI. “A+E Networks has a rich history of storytelling in this space, with some of our longest running hit shows built around small businesses,” said Christian Murphy, SVP, Daytime & Programming Partnerships, A+E Networks. The special’s concept was developed in collaboration with Tom Duncan, CEO of Positec Tool Corporation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi and Diplo have joined the lineup for iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes. Four-hour concert event airs live on Telemundo Saturday, November 4 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo and Jacob Sartorius are onboard concert special Nickelodeon Halo Awards 2017, simulcast Sunday, November 26 at 7p across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All premieres on A&E on Thursday, November 30 at 10p. Via new interviews and photos, true crime docu-series re-examines the tragedy getting the scripted treatment on NBC’s Law & Order True Crime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS This Morning anchors Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, along with execs including president of CBS News president David Rhodes, will be on the panel for The Paley Center’s NYC event “The News Is Back: CBS This Morning and the Morning Landscape.” Discussion takes place Wednesday, November 1 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel are offering live coverage of the National FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) Convention, taking place now through October 28 in Indianapolis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) will recur as the love interest for John Larroquettte’s character in new CBS comedy Me, Myself & I….Vincent D’Onofrio Is returning to Netflix’s Marvel’s Daredevil for season 3, slated for release in 2018. D’onofrio will reprise the role of Wilson Fisk….Hannah Ware (Betrayal) landed a role on Hulu’s The First, arriving in 2018….Alberto Frezza (Dead of Summer) nabbed a series regular role in ABC’s upcoming Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, following firefighters….Yancey Arias has been upped from recurring to series regular on season 3 of USA’s Queen of the South.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maria Shriver and A+E Networks president & CEO Nancy Dubuc announced a summit in NYC on November 1. “A Women’s Health Summit: It Starts With the Brain” will discuss protecting women’s minds from Alzheimer’s disease. Lifetime is the official media partner of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, the organization founded by Shriver.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jumping to 17.9 million Total Viewers after 7 days of TV playback, ABC’s The Good Doctor moved ahead of CBSThe Big Bang Theory (17.7 million) to rank as Monday’s most-watched program. With a 4.1 rating among A18-49, freshman drama came within .3 of Big Bang in the L+7 numbers after trailing by .8 in L+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game 1 of the World Series on Fox drew 14.97 million total viewers, plus another 500,000 on FS1, Fox Deportes and FSGO, enough to win the night but down 23% from 2016’s 19.4 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
M. Butterfly with Clive Owen is opening on Thursday October 26, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/M-Butterfly/

Prince Of Broadway is closing on Sunday October 29, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/prince-broadway/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 19, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/19/17)
A&E: The First 48 (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: The Eleven (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Beat Bobby Flay (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: My Sweet Retreat (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: F*ck That’s Delicious (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Flipping Out (Finale) at 9pm

Fashion Police is handing out its last violation. The E! comedy franchise will end after seven years airs with an hour-long special finale on Monday, November 27 at 8p. Hosted by Melissa Rivers, “Fashion Police: The Farewell” will include a never-before-seen episode of the show  featuring Joan Rivers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first set of performers for The 51st Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley and airing live on Wednesday, November 8 at 8p on ABC, include Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Alan Jackson and Underwood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alicia Keys will reclaim her red chair on the 14th season of NBC’s The Voice. Keys, who last appeared as a coach on season 12, is set to rejoin Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and newcomer Kelly Clarkson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Simpsons takes a crack at America’s favorite pastime in advance of FOX’s 20th year broadcasting the World Series. Comedic “Simpsonized” documentary, Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson, is set to air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, October 22. The World Series presented by YouTube TV starts Tuesday, October 24 on FOX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MasterChef was crowned the “Most Successful Cookery Television Format” by Guinness World Records. Having launched on British television on BBC One in 2005, the show has gone on to be adapted locally in 52 countries and counting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS announced participants for the 2017-2018 Directors Initiative. Jennifer Derwingson, Paige Morrow Kimball, A. Laura James, Maria Burton and Kevin Berlandi will take part in the program, which provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers and agents.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen ’s continuing efforts to measure viewing of video content across screens and devices have taken a step forward with the offering of a syndicated solution for viewing subscription video on demand, which means tracking shows as they play on Netflix. Customers currently include NBCUniversal, Disney-AMC, A+E Networks, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. Television and three other Nielsen did not name. Streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime is expected to follow next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity is teaming with The National Compassion Fund Las Vegas to generate donations for the victims and families affected by the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month. Throughout the 21 hours of live coverage at Barrett-Jackson Live, the network will offer a Text-To-Donate initiative inviting viewers text VEGAS to 707070 to support the fund. Each donation garnered will be matched by Velocity up to $100,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On-location filming in the greater Los Angeles area fell for the third consecutive quarter – dropping 3.5% to 9,455 shoot days in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in2016 – despite California’s annual $330 million tax incentives program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Irwin family – Terri, Bindi and Robert – are collaborating with Animal Planet to develop and produce projects. “Steve Irwin was a champion for all wildlife, and he and Terri’s excitement and enthusiasm brought viewers from around the world in touch with nature,” said Patrice Andrews, General Manager, Animal Planet. “Their passion for animals, love for their family, and leadership in conservation left a strong legacy that continues today.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is moving forward with White Dave, a comedy from David E. Talbert (First Sunday, Almost Christmas), LeBron James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment. Written by Talbert and based on his real-life experiences, it centers on a young African-American teenager, who’s grown up in an all-white suburb and suddenly moves to an all-black neighborhood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Zac Brown has joined forces with Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens Propgate on a deal with Brown’s Southern Reel production company to create TV, film and digital that speaks to Brown’s vision of life in the South. Already in development is a reality series focused on Southern Ground, Brown’s lifestyle brand headquarters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX gave a put pilot commitment to an untitled comedy from 20th Century Fox TV, starring Lil Rel Howrey. It marks the first project under Jerrod Carmichael‘s overall deal with the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Deadline reports that a drama series featuring Alfonso Cuaron and Casey Affleck is being pitched to pay cable and streaming outlets and is garnering interest from a few networks. Details are under wraps, but word is it’s a horror genre series that tracks the origins of a cult.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform greenlit a second season of Alone Together ahead of its series premiere. The show, which bows January 10 at 8:30p, stars comedians Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri veers off the beaten path in search of extraordinary overnight stays on land and at sea on Travel Channel’s new series, Extreme Hotels, bowing Sunday, November19 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Motorcycle mania heads back to Discovery Channel, when father-son duo, Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., set out to reclaim their preeminent bike brands in a new season of American Chopper, starting in winter 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform doubles down on laughs with a new Wednesday night comedy block. Grown-ish kicks off with a two-episode premiere on January 3, followed by Alone Together on January 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime kicks off 2018 with the debut of The Chi on Sunday, January 7 at 10p. Series explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN set season premiere dates for three series. New docu-series Checked Inn bows Tuesday, November 21 at 10p. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s returns Saturday, November 25 at 9p, and Home Made Simple debuts Saturday, November 4 at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV imports laughs and music from across the pond with variety show Tonight At the London Palladium, premiering Monday, October 30 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

THIRTEEN’s Cyberchase launches its 11th season on Monday, October 23 on PBS Kids with a Halloween-themed adventure. Check local listings for times.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD miniseries Savage Kingdom: Uprising begins airing Friday, November 24 at 9p, exploring survival on the African plains.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music legend Diana Ross receives the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement” at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 19 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV celebrates Thanksgiving with Fleetwood Mac specials, featuring concerts, interviews and more, beginning Thursday, November 23 at 10a. The day-long event wraps with a special broadcast of West Side Story at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN is airing Queen Sugar Season Finale Special, Oprah & The Cast on Wednesday, November 15at 10:30p. Special follows the 90-minute extended season finale of Queen Sugar at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson , airing Sunday, October 22 at 11p on Nat Geo, features an interview with Katie Couric.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GetTV presents a marathon of six back-to-back episodes of 1970s action drama S.W.A.T. on Sunday, October 29 at 8p. The series reboot premieres Thursday, November 2 on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Good Girls Revolt) joined the cast of FOX’s A Christmas Story Live! airing Sunday, December 17… Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) nabbed a lead in new live-action series Titans John Ellison Conley was added as a series regular to Syfy’s Tremors, the sci-fi reboot ordered to pilot in June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET Networks launched a new flash briefing skill for Amazon Alexa, featuring the original digital series, Bet Breaks, that offers the biggest news in Black and pop culture. Customers can access dedicated Bet Breaks Flash Briefing on their devices, updated each day with what’s trending.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1’s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party second season premiere garnered 1.8 million viewers. The show did a 0.97 Live+SD in P18-49, up 17% from the prior four-week time period average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday night’s live wedding premiere of Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir: The Mane Event on BET is the #1 cable series premiere of the 2017/2018 season (excluding sports and news). It drew 1.5 million Total Viewers P2+, with 951,000 Viewers A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS’ presentation of the 2017 National League Championship Series presented by Camping World Game 3, the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the Chicago Cubs, averaged 6 million viewers and ranked as cable’s top program of the night in primetime, based on metered markets. Viewership was up 40% over last year’s LCS Game 3 coverage on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Empire was FOX’s most-watched show of the week, totaling 9.7 million viewers in multi-platform average audience to date, up 64% vs. Live+SD. The Gifted nearly doubled its total audience from Live+SD in its series premiere, becoming the network’s most watched Monday launch in nearly two years. The Orville posted a +126% lift in Total Viewers, while Lucifer was up +5% from its Season 2 finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender is closing on Sunday October 22, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/terms-my-surrender/