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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 10, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/10/19)
CW: Supernatural (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Legacies (Premiere) at 9pm
SUNDANCE NOW: No One Saw A Thing (Premiere)
USA: Temptation Island (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: The Lies That Bind (Finale) at 10pm
NAT. GEO.: Activate: The Global Citizen Movement (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Secret Nazi Ruins (Finale) at 10pm

Former Today show host Matt Lauer is denying allegations that he raped NBC coworker Brooke Nevils in 2014, calling the accusation “categorically false.” The accusation is detailed in Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill. In an open letter, Lauer said the book is “filled with false details,” but admitted that he’d had an extramarital affair with Nevils that was “mutual and completely consensual.”
(Source: Cynopsis)The Television Academy addressed Mindy Kaling’s claim in a recent interview with Elle magazine that she had to fight to be included among the producers listed by the Television Academy for The Office. “They made me, not any of the other producers, fill out a whole form and write an essay about all my contributions as a writer and a producer,” Kaling told Elle. “I had to get letters from all the other male, white producers saying that I had contributed, when my actual record stood for itself.” The Television Academy responded that the rule in place at that time required every producer to submit a form explaining their producer bona fides, due to concerns that too many ineligible producers, like those not involved in day-to-day production of series, were being included among the crowd accepting awards on stage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionsgate is reportedly considering plans to turn premium channels Starz and Encore into a separate company in an effort to address some of the studio’s debt loan. According to the Wall Street Journal, Lionsgate is looking at a sale or a spinoff, or a special-purpose acquisition vehicle that would entail a new company buying Starz and then starting a new public offering. As per the report, a “significant portion” of Lionsgate’s $2.9 billion in debt would be transferred to the new company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jenna Dewan is set to host Fox’s new dating series Flirty Dancing, a U.S. adaptation of the hit British reality format. Part performance and part blind date, the show is all about romantic chemistry as complete strangers are each taught half of a dance routine, then meet to dance together without saying a word. The series is expected to premiere this winter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Norman Lear to the list of high-profile creative talent being honored at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards. Lear is set to receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the event taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, October 25. Previously announced honorees include Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jane Fonda, Jordan Peele and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox issued a put pilot commitment to Diversity Hire, a workplace comedy from Empire’s Cameron Johnson and Felicia D. Henderson, producer Darryl Taja (The Perfect Guy) and 20th Century Fox TV, where Henderson is under an overall deal. Johnson is writing the project that explores beliefs about race, class and gender.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic is adapting Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction book, The Right Stuff, from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way. Scripted series, slated to begin production this fall, examines the early days of the U.S. space program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix greenlit Ghee Happy from director-animator-illustrator Sanjay Patel.  Animated series is a playful reimagining of the Hindu deities as little kids discovering their powers in a deity daycare.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upcoming WarnerMedia streaming platform HBO Max is expanding its children’s content, ordering eight episodes of two unscripted kids competition series. Kharma, an hour-long series, will be hosted by Michelle Khare, an extreme lifestyle enthusiast with almost 2 million YouTube followers. Half-hour Craftopia will be hosted by Lauren Riihimaki, aka LaurDIY, one of YouTube’s top creators with over 21 million followers across her social platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home renovators Dave and Jenny Marrs bring worn-out houses back to life in HGTV’s Fixer to Fabulous. New series premieres Tuesday, October 22 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Zeus Network renewed its top show, The Real Blac Chyna, for a second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GetTV honors Diahann Carroll on Sunday, October 13 at 10p by airing The Flip Wilson Special featuring the late entertainer-activist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Television Dominicana begins airing coverage of the 2019-2020 winter season of the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30p. The net has exclusive U.S. television rights to the home games of Las Estrellas Orientales, Los Gigantes del Cibao, Los Leones del Escogido and Los Toros del Este.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AccuWeather is set to run a full marathon of Chicago race content on Sunday, October 13. The network’s meteorologist and runner Laura Velasquez will not only run Sunday’s Chicago marathon, but also lead coverage from both the studio and the field throughout the weekend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s three-night true crime special Taken at Birth launched Wednesday, October 9, telling the story of over 200 newborns illegally given away by a doctor running a rural Georgia clinic during the 1950s and ‘60s.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Raymond-James (Once Upon a Time, Tell Me a Story) booked a recurring role on Fox drama Prodigal Son… Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Haunting of Hill House) was cast opposite Kaley Cuoco in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant… Kaley Ronayne (Gotham) landed a recurring role in upcoming National Geographic series The Right Stuff, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Linda Vista is opening on Thursday October 10, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/linda-vista/The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei is opening on Tuesday October 15, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-rose-tattoo/The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is opening on Wednesday October 16, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-lightning-thief/

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is starting previews on Saturday October 12, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/tina-tina-turner-musical/

The Inheritance – Part 2 is starting previews on Friday October 11, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-inheritance-part-2/

 

 
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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 3, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/3/19)
COLLEGE HUMOR’S DROPOUT: Ultramechatron Team Go! (Premiere)
JUNGO TV: The Combat Show (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Seis Manos (Premiere)
OVATION: Chasing The Sun (Premiere) at 7pm
PBS: This Old House Hour (Premiere) at 8pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Mysteries of the Abandoned (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: The Holzer Files (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: The Dead Files (Finale) at 9pm

While 55% of adults in the US get news from social media sites, 62% said social media companies have too much control over the news on their platforms, according to a Pew survey taken in July. Fifty-two percent reported getting news from Facebook, 28% from YouTube, 17% from Twitter and 14% from Instagram.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Dear White People for a fourth and final season. Creator Justin Simien will be back in his role as co-showrunner, writer and executive producer with co-showrunner and executive producer Yvette Lee Bowser. Season three launched in August.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vice Media has agreed to acquire fellow digital-centric media company Refinery29 in a transaction expected to close by the end of the year. “This is an expansive moment for independent media,” said Nancy Dubuc, CEO of Vice Media Group. “We will not allow a rapidly consolidating media ecosystem to constrict young people’s choices or their ability to freely express themselves about the things they care about most. At Vice and Refinery29, the megaphone is theirs to use and the platforms are theirs to build with us.” Refinery29 is focused on a female audience, while Vice’s is 60% male.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Political affiliation is a predictor of TV preferences, according to a new study of nine shows from IMA Research. Thirty-one percent of Democrats like Game of Thrones, versus only 14% of Republicans. Stranger Things had a similar pattern, with 34% of Democrats and 16% of Republicans liking the show. For The Simpsons it was 37%/ 24%, and NBA basketball scored thumbs ups from 42% of Dems and 25 percent of Republicands. Both sides agreed on football, with 54% liking to watch games, and more Republicans (7%) than Democrats (6%) reported liking to watch The Bachelor franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twelve Democratic presidential candidates have been invited to take the stage for the CNN- and the New York Times’- hosted one-night-only debate on October 15. Deadline to qualify was Tuesday. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, Tom Steyer, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard and Julian Castro made the cut. It will be Steyer’s first debate; the Sanders campaign canceled events “until further notice” after the Vermont senator was treated for an artery blockage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Zuri Hall has joined All Access as a co-host, and as a correspondent on Access Hollywood, covering celebrity interviews, feature film junkets, set visits and red carpets events.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Young Dylan got a big surprise on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Tyler Perry and Nickelodeon have entered into a partnership to jointly develop and produce a new kids and family live-action series starring the 10-year-old rapper. “It’s a thrill to bring this new series to Nickelodeon from the incredibly talented and prolific Tyler Perry, whose track record speaks for itself,” said Nick President Brian Robbins. “Dylan is an incredibly talented 10-year-old who at heart is a relatable kid making his dreams happen.” The deal is part of Perry’s long-term pact with Viacom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime renewed Marrying Millions for an expanded 16-episode second season. The reality show’s season one finale drew 433,000 viewers among W25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens; season one had ten episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game Show Network greenlit Get a Clue, hosted by Rob Belushi (How I Met Your Mother). Half-hour word-guessing game show is set to premiere in early 2020 and will air weekdays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network has picked up primetime competition series Girl Scout Cookie Championship for a four-episode season. Hosted by Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), the series challenges professional bakers to transform Girl Scout Cookies into dessert creations. Production is currently underway and the series is slated to premiere 1Q20 during Girl Scout Cookie season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Topgolf Studios is teaming with Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Wesbook Inc.  content Studio Westbrook Media to create original entertainment. The companies plan to shop This Joka and additional original longer-form series to premium streaming platforms and networks; other content under the pact will live on Topgolf’s YouTube channel and social media accounts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lisa Cholodenko (Olive Kitteridge) will direct Showtime pilot Rita. The dramedy based on a Danish series stars and is exec produced by Lena Headey (Game of Thrones).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sketch comedy series The Iliza Schlesinger Show landed a six-episode order from Netflix, produced by Avalon Television. Shlesinger will debut her fifth stand-up special for the streamer this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), Michael Golamco and Hieu Ho have partnered to launch production company Imminent Collision, focused on developing stories from Asian American perspectives, reports Deadline. The company has a first-look TV deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Plastics scored a put pilot commitment from ABC. Plastic surgery drama comes from Elizabeth Craft and Sarah
Fain
(The Fix), McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision and 20th Century Fox Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV reboot of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has a knock-out special guest scheduled: Laila Ali, boxer/lifestyle expert/author. Ali will appear in an episode alongside the regularly appearing designers to execute home renovations for local heroes. Series is set to launch in early 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Destination Fear debuts on Travel Channel on Saturday, October 26 at 10p. In the 10-parter, Dakota Laden (Ghost Adventures) takes his sister Chelsea Laden and best friend Tanner Wiseman on a cross-country RV trip to spend the night in haunted locations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu Original series Bravest Knight returns with eight new episodes on Friday, October 11. First five episodes of the series landed in June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network is taking a page from a Viacom sib with the launch of its first original digital series, On Location. “Comedy Central has experienced massive success with amazing digital originals and we’re thrilled to take those learnings and apply them to the Paramount Network filters,” said Jennifer Danielson, SVP of Digital Studios for Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land. Episodes feature MTV correspondent Josh Horowitz interviewing filmmakers and actors at a memorable location from their movies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV will serve as the stateside home of UK singing competition The X Factor: Celebrity for the sixth consecutive year, as the series takes a star turn starting Monday, October 14 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of TV One’s Uncensored starts with an episode profiling singer/actress Tisha Campbell (Martin) on Sunday, October 6 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

America’s Most Musical Family launches Friday, November 1 at 7p. The premiere of the Nickelodeon music competition will be simulcast across Viacom’s BET, MTV,MTV2, Nicktoons, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the shows coming to Tubi this month are The Bachelorette season 13; 2017 film Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; 2016 film Norm of the North and 2013’s Escape Plan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinelatino will air the exclusive US premiere of hit Mexican film Treintona, Soltera y Fantastica on Sunday, October 6 at  9p and 11p. The premiere kicks off the net’s “Domingo Estelar” (“Stellar Sunday”) lineup for October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV is streaming the third and final season of Australia’s popular series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (no longer on Netflix). All eight episodes will stream starting Monday, October 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gaby Hoffmann has boarded the cast of HBO’s untitled pilot about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Broadcast premiere week continued its pattern of decline in Nielsen Live+SD data, with total average viewers down 9%, to 6.2 million and A18-49 down 12%, to a 1.35 rating. The exception was Fox, which was boosted by Thursday Night Football to 5.74 million viewers (up 8%) and a 1.7 rating (up 6%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The live airing of the 2019 Global Citizens Festival, simulcast on MSNBC, MSNBC.com and NBC News NOW, was the highest rated Global Citizen Festival broadcast ever on MSNBC among total viewers, up 29% versus 2018. More than 6 million viewed a portion of the Festival on MSNBC, and those who did watched for an average of 42 minutes, a record.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Slave Play is opening on Sunday October 6, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/slave-play/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 26, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/26/19)
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: A Million Little Things (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: How To Get Away With Murder (Premiere) at 10pm
ACORN TV: Doc Martin (Premiere)
CBS: Young Sheldon (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: The Unicorn (Premiere) at 8:30pm
CBS: Mom (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Carol’s Second Act (Premiere) at 9:30pm
CBS: Evil (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY LIFE: Fat City (Premiere) at 8pm
FACEBOOK WATCH: Kiss, Date, Eliminate (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: Kids Baking Championship: Tricks and Treats (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Superstore (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Perfect Harmony (Premiere) at 8:30pm
NBC: The Good Place (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Sunnyside (Premiere) at 9:30pm
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Premiere) at 10pm
SHUDDER: Creepshow (Premiere)
WE TV: Untold Stories of Hip Hop (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: The Outpost (Finale) at 9pm

Nick Cannon inked a deal with Debmar-Mercury to make a move to daytime, as host and co-producer of a talk show. Cannon, host of Fox hit The Masked Singer, got a taste of daytime as guest host of Wendy Williams’ talker this year, and said, “I experienced the energy and excitement of a daytime talk show and instantly knew I found my audience.” Cannon will co-produce via his Ncredible Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)
HBO took home ten trophies
at the 40th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Half of the premium channel’s haul were for Vice News Tonight, canceled by HBO and set to relaunch on Viceland. PBS earned nine awards, and CBS came in third with six. For a complete list of winners, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime ordered the first eight-episode season of drama series Ripley, based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling novels. Andrew Scott (Fleabag) will star in the title role of Tom Ripley; Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s Listwill write and direct the first season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform ordered Last Summer, a thriller pilot from eOne set in a small Texas town in the ‘90s. Exec producers are Jessica Biel, Bert V. Royal (Easy A) and Michelle Purple (Limetown).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn Media Enterprises and Sky NZ have partnered to commission New Zealand thriller The Sounds with all3media’s New Zealand production company South Pacific Pictures and Toronto-based Shaftesbury co-producing. Drama is set in a sleepy New Zealand town, where nothing is quite what it seems.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Barcroft Studios is set to produce Mind Yourself, a 10-episodee unscripted Snap Original series. Each episode will paint an intimate portrait of a young person experiencing or recovering from a mental health issue. Mind Yourself will be available globally in early 2020 on Snapchat’s Discover page.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Quibi gave a straight-to-series order for music docu-series &Music, from OBB Pictures and GoodStory Entertainment, focused on unsung artists behind music superstars. In development at Quibi is Trip, a comedy set on Fire Island, reports Deadline. Jax Media is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A sequel to ABC’s 1987-1991 thirtysomething, following the lives of the children in the Baby Boomer drama, is in the works at MGM TV, reports Deadline. The original’s creators, Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick are onboard the project, currently being pitched.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season ten of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres Wednesday, November 6 at 9p. This go-round, the women weather the storm from Jersey to the Hamptons to Jamaica.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Molly of Denali returns to PBS stations and the PBS Kids 24/7 channel on Monday, October 7, with a week of new episodes. The series was also added to PBS International kid’s catalogue.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the Snap Originals on the way are Tekashi69 VS The World, following the controversial rapper, launching this fall; Nikita Unfiltered, focused on transgender beauty mogul Nikita Dragun, premiering in winter 2020; and scripted comedy Everything’s Fine(wt), slated for spring 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ant Anstead Master Mechanic debuts on the MotorTrend app on Thursday, October 10. Anstead, costar of Wheeler Dealers and husband of Christina Anstead (Flip or Flop), pays homage in the series to the 1930s Alfa Romeo 158 Grand Prix by building it from the ground up. It’s the first original series for the app.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the October offerings from Sundance Now is 2012 documentary Alias Ruby Blade, exploring the journey of an Australian human rights activist and her relationship with a political prisoner. Film debuts on the streamer Monday, October 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The brother/sister team of Julianne Hough (America’s Got Talent) and Derek Hough ( World of Dance) will star in NBC special Holidays with the Houghs, featuring musical and dance performances, as well as comedy sketches.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tickets go on sale Friday for The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration. Over 600 participating theaters will offer six digitally restored versions of classic episodes from the sci-fi classic series, as well as a new documentary short, Remembering Rod Serling.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes will present Que Momento: La Generación Dorada(The Golden Generation), the story behind Argentina’s basketball victory at the 2004 Olympic Games, on Saturday, September 28 at 11p on Telemundo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media announced additional selections to its Fall 2019 PaleyLive NY season: “And in the End: The Beatles Fifty Years Later”on November 18, and “The Power of Political Satire on TV” on November 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Adventure Awaits premieres on FreeformSunday, September 29 at 8p. Two-hour event is hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ray Romano (Get Shorty) will star opposite Cristin Milioti in HBO Max’s Made for Love, based on Alissa Nutting’s novel…John Stamos will reprise the role of Chef Louis in The Wonderful World of Disney Presents: The Little Mermaid Live!, airing Tuesday, November 5 at 8p. Stamos played the French cook in the Hollywood Bowl production. Also joining the cast is Graham Phillips (The Good Wife), as Prince Eric…Griffin Dunne has been elevated to series regular in season four of NBC’s This Is Us. Dunne plays Jack’s back-from-presumed-dead brother, Nicky… Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Westworld) landed the lead role in TV2’s series Witch Hunt, a Norwegian drama from Miso Film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The debut of ABC’s mixed-ish built over its Bless This Mess lead-in by 13% among A18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4). The series debut of Emergence  grew over its lead-in, black-ish, in total viewers, jumping by 17% (4.1 million vs. 3.5 million) and holding 100% among A18-49 (0.8/4).
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
The Great Society with Brian Cox is opening on Tuesday October 1, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-great-society/

Freestyle Love Supreme created by Lin Manuel Miranda is opening on Wednesday October 2, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/freestyle-love-supreme/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 19, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/19/19)
BYU TV: The Parent Trip (Premiere) at 9pm
CW: Two Sentence Horror Stories (Finale) at 9pm

Airline pilot Peter Weber has been tapped to star in season 24 of ABC’s The Bachelor, debuting in January. Weber was sent packing by Hannah Brown in season 15 of The Bachelorette.
(Source: Cynopsis)Fox News Media re-signed Anchor and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo to a new multiyear deal, extending her tenure with Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. “Fox News and Fox Business have afforded me the opportunity to grow as a journalist and stretch myself in ways I’ve never imagined,” said Bartiromo, who joined the company in 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network has plenty cooking for the holidays, with 40% more seasonal episodes planned overall in 2019 versus last year. Over 100 hours of holiday programming is slated through the end of the year, with December holidays seeing the biggest increase in associated programming – almost 70% more planned than last year – while Thanksgiving-related programming will increase nearly 40% and Halloween-related programming will be up more than 10% year over year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS’s four-part series Live From Above, telling stories about Earth from the perspective of space, debuts Wednesday, October 23 at 10p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Junior ordered a third season of Fancy Nancy, cable’s #1 series among Girls 2-5 and Girls 208 during its first year. The order comes ahead of the start of the show’s sophomore run on Friday, October 4 at 11:30a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rotten Tomatoes has launched an original video series aimed at helping viewers “break through the noise” and discover what critics and fans are buzzing about. Couch Tomatoes, hoisted by entertainment journalist Naz Perez, will debut every other Wednesday on the Rotten Tomatoes website, YouTube channel, Facebook Watch and IGTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crackle original Going From Broke, a new series from executive producer Ashton KutcherMatador Content and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, launches Thursday, October 17 on the streamer. Host Dan Rosensweig, Chegg CEO, and financial expert Danetha Doe help young people living LA change their habits and gain financial confidence.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV’s Real Money finishes its second season in memory of Eddie Money, who passed away Friday, September 13 at the age of 70. Final three episodes feature a conversation with the rocker’s friend, comedian Louie Anderson (October 3), Eddie and his wife Laurie renewing their wedding vows (October 10), and a look-back at the two seasons of the show (October 17).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beth Stern and James Denton (Good Witch) will return to host the 9th Annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards, honoring outstanding working dogs from around the country. The awards gala, sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and Zoetis, will also feature Trevor Donovan (Snowcoming), Danielle Fishel  (Girl Meets World), Kellie Martin (Hailey Dean Mysteries), Debbie Matenopoulos (Home & Family), Cameron Mathison (Home & Family), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Barbara Niven (Christmas in Evergreen), Roselyn Sanchez (A Taste of Summer), Eric Winter (The Rookie), and Larissa Wohl (Home & Family) as presenters. Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 5 and be broadcast as a two-hour special on Monday, October 21 at 8p on Hallmark Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Cena will go undercover on Nick hidden camera prank show The Substitute, on an episode premiering Friday, October 4 at 7p. Airing after The Substitute will be Cena-hosted Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.
(Source: Cynopsis)

People and Entertainment Weekly celebrate the 71stannual Emmy Awards weekend with two red carpet live stream shows from LA: On Friday, September 20, EW offers a livestream from Sunset Tower Hotel at 8:30p, followed on Sunday, September 22, by the Television Academy’s official two-hour “People and Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live Pre-Show” at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Indian National Finals Rodeo will be televised on Ride TV on Saturday, October 26. Showcasing the action from previous rounds, Ride TV will also air five highlight shows in December on dates to be announced. The 44th annual Indian National Finals Rodeo include over 400 Native American athletes from 50 tribes in the U.S. and Canada.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Flip or Flop on September 12 delivered the highest-rated episode of the season, garnering a 1.13 Live+3 rating among P25-54, a 41% increase in the demo for the 9-9:30p timeslot over the previous year. Attracting more than 3.7 million total viewers, the episode also delivered a 1.5 Live+3 rating among W25-54, up 50% in the demo for the timeslot over year-ago levels. The show ranked as the #1 cable program in the timeslot among both P25-54 and W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In 3Q19, ION Television is delivering quarter-to-date A25-54 impressions of 422,000 in primetime, 276,000 in non-prime, and 323,000 total day. ION is also pacing #1 in A18-49, delivering 355,000 in primetime, 230,000 in non-prime, and 270,000 total day for the third quarter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 3-hour season finale of Bachelor in Paradise positioned ABC as the #1 network on Tuesday in A18-49 (1.3/7 – tied with NBC), and shot up week to week by 29% in Total Viewers (to 4.4 million) and by 63% with A18-49 (to 1.3/7) for 7-week highs on the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Linda Vista is starting previews on Thursday September 19, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/linda-vista/

The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei is starting previews on Thursday September 19, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-rose-tattoo/

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is starting previews on Friday September 20, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-lightning-thief/

The Height of the Storm with Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins is opening on Tuesday September 24, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/height-storm/

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA IS OFFICIALLY BECOMING A MUSICAL ON BROADWAY WITH HELP FROM ELTON JOHN

September 17, 2019

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA IS OFFICIALLY BECOMING A MUSICAL ON BROADWAY WITH HELP FROM ELTON JOHN
https://www.eonline.com/news/1074120/the-devil-wears-prada-is-officially-becoming-a-musical-with-help-from-elton-john

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 12, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/12/19)
ABC: ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate (Premiere) at 8pm
AXS TV: Mixtape (Premiere) at 8:30pm
FX: Mr. Inbtween (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: The I-Land (Premiere)
SUNDANCE TV: This Close (Premiere) at 12am
DIY: Insane Pools: Off The Deep End (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Going For Sold (Finale) at 11pm
HISTORY: Ax Men (Finale) at 9pm
OXYGEN: Killer Affair (Finale) at 8pm
UP TV: Our Wedding Story (Finale) at 9pm
UP TV: Crazy Beautiful Weddings (Finale) at 9:30pm
WE TV: Beyond The Pole (Finale) at 10pm

News of the surprisingly low price for Apple’s upcoming streaming service sent shares of Netflix, Disney and Roku lower. “The pricing of Apple’s streaming TV service at $4.99 per month is a ‘show stopper’ and a major shot across the bow at the likes of Netflix and Disney among others,” Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives told clients in a research note on Wednesday. “In our opinion with an installed base of 900 million active iPhones worldwide we believe Cook & Co. have an opportunity to gain 100 million consumers on the streaming front in the next 3-4 years.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Whoopi Goldberg will play 108-year-old prophet Mother Abagail in CBS All Access’ adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Also onboard are Jovan Adepo (When They See Us), Owen Teague (Black Mirror), Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me), along with previously announced cast members James Marsden (Westworld) and Amber Heard (Aquaman).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tennis star John McEnroe will narrate Netflix coming-of-age comedy seriesNever Have I Ever, from Mindy Kaling, Lang Fisher and Universal Television. McEnroe shared the news on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At NewFronts West, SoulPancake, founded by Rainn Wilson, announced its original documentary Laughing Matters, featuring Wilson, Sarah Silverman and Wayne Brady, will premiere on Mental Health Awareness Day, October 10. The company also shared news of a new partnership with PBS to co-produce season four of food series, The Migrant Kitchen; the launch of new Metaphysical Milkshake podcast via a partnership with Luminary; a partnership with Seventh Generation in support of the Participant impact campaign for ROMA; and revealed it is now among the few YouTube independent channels granted full control of its inventory, allowing brands and media companies looking to directly engage with SoulPancake and its audiences.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True crime series Relentless with Kate Snow debuts Friday, October 4 at 8p. In each episode, journalist Show will follow grieving families who pursue justice for their loved ones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Television Stations game show 25 Words or Less will include a faceoff between Friends alumns Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, timed to the classic sitcom’s 25th anniversary. The Meredith Vieira-hosted show premieres September 16 in 98% of the country.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse Media is expanding its original digital content line-up by adding 10 new series produced by the Fuse Content Studio. Among the offerings targeting a multicultural millennial and Gen Z audience are Bust It Open, featuring talent opening boxes and attempting to place the items in order of price; Wreckreation, allowing stressed-out people to destroy items with a Louisville Slugger; and Method To My Morning, offering viewers access to the morning routines of stars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the presenters at the host-less 71st Emmys will be Michael Douglas, Angela Bassett, the cast of Game of Thrones, and a trio of late night hosts, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers. Ceremony airs on Fox Sunday, September 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Flintstones debuts on MeTV on Monday, September 30 at 6p, 59 years to the day from its first telecast. In the pilot episode, “The Flintstone Flyer,” Fred and Barney scheme to go bowling with the boys instead of to the opera with their wives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of a Vamos Rams gameday partnership between FX and the Los Angeles RamsMayans M.C. stars Emilio Rivera and JD Pardo will participate in the coin toss of the rematch of the 2018 NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints on Sunday, September 15 at 1:25 PM PT at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Freestyle Love Supreme created by Lin-Manuel Miranda is starting previews on Friday September 13, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/freestyle-love-supreme/

Derren Brown: Secret is opening on Sunday September 15, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/derren-brown-secret/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 5, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/5/19)
NAT. GEO.: Activate: The Global Citizen Movement (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Secret Nazi Ruins (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Spin The Wheel (Finale) at 8pm
HISTORY: Mountain Man (Finale) at 9pm

Netflix ordered a 16-episode seventh and final season of Grace and Frankie, which will make it the streamer’s longest-running series. “It’s thrilling and somehow fitting that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of aging, will be the oldest show on Netflix,” said co-creators and showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Added series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, “We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around. We’ve outlasted so many things – just hope we don’t outlast the planet.” Season six premieres in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google will pay a record $170 million fine to settle claims that YouTube illegally collected tracking information from viewers of its channels directed at children without obtaining parental consent. A 1998 law restricts the online collection of data from kids. In a blog post, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the company will “limit data collection and use on videos made for kids only to what is needed to support the operation of the service. We will also stop serving personalized ads on this content entirely.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acknowledging the impact YouTube’s changes will have on creators of child-directed content, creators will have four months to adjust before the changes are put into effect. “We recognize this won’t be easy for some creators and are committed to working with them through this transition and providing resources to help them better understand these changes,” said Wojcicki in her blog post. YouTube also announced a $100 million fund to invest in children’s content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Challenges have been filed regarding the validity of incumbent Gabrielle Carteris’ win in SAG-AFTRA’s presidential election. The actress’ role in reboot BH90210 as the president of the fictional “Actors Guild of America” served as a “not-so-subtle national commercial,” said one claim. “We’re confident that Gabrielle and her campaign scrupulously adhered to the law,” responded Carteris’ campaign.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson left his honeymoon early to step in for his Jumanji co-star, Kevin Hart, as a guest on the first episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, set to air September 9. “Because Kevin couldn’t be here, one of his good friends stepped the heck up and I love him,” Clarkson said during her debut taping, adding, “his wife probably hates me.” Hart was injured Sunday night in a car crash.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Voting is open for the 2019 “E! People’s Choice Awards in 43 categories across movies, television, music and pop culture. Fans can either vote online at pca.eonline.com, via Twitter or for select categories on Xfinity X1. Any vote cast on Tuesdays throughout the voting window, through October 18, will count twice.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, hosted by the veteran ofFox News, MSNBC and CNN, will premiere in 76% of U.S. markets on September 8. “The show will tap the knowledge and expertise of Gray Television’s trusted bench of reporters who will provide on-the-ground reports from their communities,” Gray SVP of Local Media Sandy Brelandsaid. “It’s a perfect time to highlight politics through the local lens as viewers rank local news as their most trusted source.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of History’s In Search Of premieres Friday, October 4 at 10p. Investigative series is hosted by Zachary Quinto (Heroes).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guest host Ellyn Burstyn will interview Al Pacino in the new iteration of Inside the Actors Studio, transplanted from Bravo to Ovation, premiering Sunday, October 13 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Casagrandes debuts on Nickelodeon on Monday, October 14 at 1:30p. New animated series is a spin-off of The Loud House.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel is taking a royal turn with Private Lives of the Windsors, starting Monday, October 7 at 8p. Three-part series offers scandalous stories of the royal family’s previous generation via new access to private letters, diaries and photographs. In addition, one-hour doc Princess Diana’s Wicked Stepmother introduces a new character to the Princess Di legend – her stepmother, Raine Spencer – giving first-hand accounts of their backstabbing rivalry, on Monday, October 28 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Idol and Grammy winner Fantasia released “Shine,” the theme song for Tamron Hall’s upcoming daytime talk show. “This song represents the positive energy that these types of women fight to bring into their own communities, and I know Tamron will bring the same approach to viewers nationwide with her new show,” said Fantasia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated comedy series The Cyanide & Happiness Show returns for a 10-episode season four on fandom-focused video platform VRV on Wednesday, September 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two new series will join the four returning shows in CBS’s Saturday morning “Dream Team…It’s Epic!” block: Mission Unstoppable, hosted by Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) and executive produced by Geena Davis, and live action half-hour Best Friends Furever with Kel Mitchell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Trisha Yearwood will host the 10th annual CMA Country Christmas, airing on ABC during the holiday season. Yearwood will also perform on the special, along with Kristin Chenowethfor KING & COUNTRY, Chris Janson, Tori KellyLady AntebellumRascal FlattsRunaway JuneCeCe WinansBrett Young and Chris Young.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV offers creepy countdowns celebrating ghoulish songs on Halloween-themed episodes of The Top Ten Revealed on Sunday, October 27 at 8:30p and The Very Very Best of the 70s on Thursday, October 31 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC and Focus Features are collaborating for Return to Downton Abbey: A Grand Event, set to air Thursday, September 19 at 8p. Hosted by Derek Hough, the special includes cast members and celebrity fans talking about what made the period drama special. Feature film Downton Abbey, starring the TV series’ cast, opens in theaters September 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait) will star in Netflix comedy The Crew, set in the world of NASCAR….Chris Cooper (Adaptation) is set to star in season two of Amazon thriller drama Homecoming….Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds) landed a role in Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time….Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Georgia King (Vice Principals) andJohn Stamos (Fuller House) will recur on Quibi series Royalties….Sam Keeley (The Cured), Gage Golightly (Step Sisters), Cristina Rodlo (The Terror), Jeremy Tardy (Ballers) and Nicholas Coombe (Imaginary Mary) will star in Paramount Network comedic drama 68 Whiskey, reports Deadline….Will Poulter (Midsommar) has joined the cast of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Betrayal with Tom Hiddleston is opening on Thursday September 5, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/betrayal/

Derren Brown: Secret is starting previews on Friday September 6, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/derren-brown-secret/

The Great Society with Brian Cox is starting previews on Friday September 6, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-great-society/

The Height of the Storm with Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins is starting previews on Tuesday September 10, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/height-storm/

Slave Play is starting previews on Tuesday September 10, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/slave-play/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 22, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/22/19)
FOOD NETWORK: The Flay List (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ID: Deadly Women (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The Lies That Bind (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Love Alarm (Premiere)
TLC: Brides, Grooms and Emergency Rooms (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Holey Moley (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: BBQ Brawl: Flay vs. Simon (Finale) at 9pm
FX: Baskets (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: Alone (Finale) at 10pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta (Finale) at 9pm

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is among those getting set to tango on season 28 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Also onboard are supermodel Christie Brinkley, James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), The Supremes’ Mary Wilson and NBA champ/Kardashian ex Lamar Odom, to name a few. Premiere date: Monday, September 16 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among those expressing displeasure about the Dancing casting was host Tom Bergeron, who shared in a tweet that he had met with the show’s exec producer earlier this summer and said he’d hoped the season would be a “joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.” Bergeron said he left the lunch convinced they were in agreement, but, “subsequently (and rather obviously), a decision was made to, as we often say in Hollywood, ‘go in a different direction.” Hopefully, added Bergeron, fans will “enjoy the charismatic pro dancers, the unpredictable judges and the kitschy charm that has defined DWYS since 2005.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) will host and EP the first Australian Amazon Original series, LOL: Last One. Six-part comedy/variety series will feature stand-up comics competing to make each other laugh.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Richard Hammond (The Grand Tour) and Tory Belleci (Mythbusters) will star in an adventure series for Amazon. The so-far-untitled six-parter hails from Chimp Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz picked up the pilot for Shining Vale, about a dysfunctional family that moves into a house where atrocities have taken place. Horror comedy comes from Other Shoe Productions, Merman and Kapital Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate Television, and is written and executive produced by Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error) from Other Shoe and Sharon Horgan (Divorce) from Merman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lena Dunham (Girls) launched a new production company at HBO,where she is under an exclusive first-look deal. Good Thing Going will be overseen by Michael P. Cohen, President and Manager to Dunham; Liz Watson, Head of Development & Production based in NY and the UK; Marissa Diaz, Head of Development & Production based in LA; and Soham Joglekar, Development Coordinator in NY.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production has begun on Shook, a modern hip-hop dance focused short-form series starring Sofia Wylie (Andi Mack). Shook will be made available Saturday, September 28 on Disney Channel‘s YouTube.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar premieres on Nickelodeon Saturday, September 14 at 11:30a. Miniseries is a prequel to the 2015 film, Jurassic World.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kids get lessons on friendship and following your dreams in Middle School Moguls, premiering Sunday, September 8 a 11a on Nickelodeon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first special guest appearances for HGTV’s reboot of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition include Tarek El Moussa (Flip or Flop), Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential) and Tamara Day (Bargain Mansions) as well as the star of the original, carpenter and craftsman Ty Pennington. Series hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) launches in early 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of USA Network’s Temptation Island premieres Thursday, October 10 at 10p. Mark L. Walberg is back to host the extended 12-episode second season, which will include a reunion special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV tapped Bachelorette alum Rachel Lindsay and recording artist Travis Mills to host its new docuseries, MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing, set to premiere on Tuesday, September 10 at 9p with back-to-back episodes. In the show, individuals track down a former lover, family member or friend and confront them about why they went MIA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network franchise extender Ink Master: Grudge Match offers former contestants the opportunity to go head to head with their biggest rivals from their seasons. Competition begins Tuesday, October 1 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first half of the fourth and final season of Netflix comedy The Ranch begins Friday, September 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC will air A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special on Wednesday, September 18 at 10p,  two days following the premiere of Singh’s late-night show. The telecast, following the two-hour season finale of America’s Got Talent, will introduce primetime audiences to Singh as she takes part in sketches, interviews, games and interacts with the audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is rolling out a new way for users to view a summary of the apps and websites that send Facebook information about their activity, and clear that information from their account if they wish. Users can also disconnect future off-Facebook activity from their accounts. “If you clear your off-Facebook activity, we’ll remove your identifying information from the data that apps and websites choose to send us. We won’t know which websites you visited or what you did there, and we won’t use any of the data you disconnect to target ads to you on Facebook, Instagram or Messenger,” said Erin Egan, Chief Privacy Officer, Policy and David Baser, Director of Product, Management, in a blog post. “We expect this could have some impact on our business, but we believe giving people control over their data is more important.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube is finalizing plans to stop taking targeted ads on videos aimed at kids, reports Bloomberg. The Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether YouTube violated the Children’s Online Privacy Act by serving targeted ads to children under 13 without parental permission.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more YouTube news, the company is removing the ability to sharevideos via direct messages on YouTube, a feature it launched two years ago. “Since then, we’ve also focused on public conversations with updates to comments, posts, and stories,” said YouTube. “We’re constantly reevaluating our priorities and have decided to discontinue YouTube’s native direct messaging feature while we focus on improving public conversations.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gmail is introducing new spelling and grammar correction capabilities. “As you type your message, Gmail will use artificial intelligence to make smarter spell-check suggestions while also detecting potential grammar issues. For some common spelling mistakes, we’ve also added as-you-type autocorrection for improved accuracy,” posted the company. Corrections will take place automatically as users type, and the feature can be disabled.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singer/actress Demo Lovato has joined the cast of Will Ferrell Netflix comedy Eurovision, inspired by the global singing competition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
What The Constitution Means To Me is closing on Saturday August 24, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/what-constitution-means-me/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 8, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/8/19)
CW: Two Sentence Horror Stories (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Dollar, The Naked Director, Wu Assassins (Premiere)
SCIENCE: Contact: Alien Mysteries (Premiere) at 9pm
TBS: Chasing The Cure (Premiere) at 9pm
TNT: Chasing The Cure (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Beyond The Pole (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE: What On Earth? (Premiere) at 10pm

This year’s prime time Emmys will not have a host. The decision – which follows a well-received host-less Oscars, after Kevin Hart pulled out – gives more airtime to celebrate series, noted Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, who announced the decision at the TCA summer press tour. “If you have a host and an opening, that’s 15 or 20 minutes you can’t have to salute the shows,” Collier said. The Emmys also went host-less in 2003 (Fox), 1998 (NBC) and 1975 (CBS).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Sunday Animation Domination programming block returns this fall, with season 31 of The Simpsons at 8p, newcomer Bless the Harts at 8:30p, season 10 of Bob’s Burgers at 9p and season 17  Family Guy at 9:30p. The animation block first ran on the net from 2005-2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more TCA news, Empire may be entering its sixth and final season, but the hip hop drama could continue via a spin-off. “We’re in the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong business – if there is more story to tell we want to hear it,” said Charlie Collier…The Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot could last longer than the planned six episodes, if the BH90210 cast has anything to say about it. “We would love to continue to work together,” said Tori Spelling. “It’s been such an amazing experience.”… Collier made the case that working in the traditional broadcast model could be a real competitive advantage when it comes to attracting the best and brightest, explaining, “At a time when the industry’s-undergoing significant change … we at Fox Entertainment still believe in creating and sharing-with-our-talent the holy grail of television – the backend.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox revival Paradise Hotel, launched in May, will not make it to season two. Kristin Cavallari hosted the romance reality TV reboot, which originally aired on Fox in 2003.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BAFTA will continue to allow streaming services to compete for film awards, despite discontent from some exhibitors after Netflix’s Roma nabbed awards in February. But though the rules won’t change, the British academy said it will make sure films have an acceptable release. BAFTA also announced casting awards for film and TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jay Leno’s Garage launches season five on Wednesday, August 18 at 10p. Guests for this spin around the block include John Travolta, Matt Damon, Martha Stewart,Billy Joel, Kevin Hart and Charlie Sheen, to name a few.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bananya, centered on a kitty who lives in a banana, will be back for a second season on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll has partnered with Bioworld to create a new slate of products tied the anime series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN and OZY Media are teaming for new series OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN the Conversation, premiering Saturday, August 24 at 10p. Series features conversations hosted by Carlos Watson with panelists and 100 Black women across four episodes focusing on “love and relationships, motherhood, beauty, and mind, body and soul.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taylor Swift will perform at the MTV Music Video Awards, airing August 26. The “You Need to Calm Down” singer is tied with Ariana Grande for the most VMA noms, at 10. Swift last performed at the awards event in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is marking the 40th anniversary of Archie Bunker’s Placewith a marathon of 40 episodes starting Monday, September 2 at 7a. Sitcom airs regularly weeknights at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Li Jun Li (The Exorcist) will recur on CBS All AccessWhy Women KillEmily Swallow (The Mentalist) landed a recurring role on season three of CBS’s SEAL TeamJulio Macias was upped from recurring to series regular for season three of Netflix’s On My Block.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Bring the Funny rose from season lows last week to 9.53 million viewers (+1.6 million) and 1.4 among (+0.2) A18-49 for AGT,  and 4.5 million viewers (+1.0 million) and 0.9 (up 0.2) for Funny.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv launched Reba with a programming stunt over the weekend that reached over 2.4 million P2+ over 38 telecasts before settling into its regular timeslot. Sitcom airs weeknights at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Disney Channel’s Descendants 3 was cable TV’s highest-rated telecast in over two years among Kids 6-11, Tweens 9-14, Girls 6-11 and Girls 9-14, according to L+3 data. 8.43 million Total Viewers (2+) watched the movie, making it the #1 telecast of the day across all television. It grew 84% from DVR viewing over three days (L+SD to L+3).
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Sea Wall/ A Life with Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge is opening on Thursday August 8, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/sea-wall-life/

Betrayal with Tom Hiddleston (“Avengers” movies) is starting previews on Wednesday August 14, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/betrayal/

The Prom is closing on Sunday August 11, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/prom/

Be More Chill is closing on Sunday August 11, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/be-more-chill/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

July 4, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/4/19)
NBC: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 8pm

BROADWAY
Dave Chappelle on Broadway is opening on Tuesday July 9, 2019
http://www.playbill.com/article/dave-chappelle-will-make-broadway-debut-in-july