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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

December 5, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/5/19)
A&E: Court Cam (Premiere) at 9pm
BLUPRINT: Fashion Sewing with Jhoan Sebastian Grey (Premiere)
BRAVO: Project Runway (Premiere) at 9:30pm
FYI: Ultimate Rides (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: My Lottery Dream Home (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The Interrogator (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Ex On The Beach (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Home For Christmas (Premiere)
OXYGEN: An Unexpected Killer (Premiere) at 8pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Premiere) at 9pm

The merger of Viacom and CBS concluded after the close of markets yesterday. “This is a historic moment that brings together two iconic companies to form one of the world’s most important content producers and providers,” said Bob Bakish, President and CEO of ViacomCBS. “Through the combination of CBS’s and Viacom’s complementary assets, capabilities and talented teams, ViacomCBS will create and deliver premium content for its own platforms and for others, while providing innovative solutions for advertisers and distributors globally.” The companies agreed to an all-stock deal in August.
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Marketers’ word of the year in 2019 is “personalization,” according to the Association of National Advertisers’ annual survey. Other top choices included “equality and inclusion,” “data,” and “in-house”; last year’s #1 was “brand purpose.”
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Lady Gaga will be the featured performer for AT&T’s Super Bowl eve concert on February 1. The event, formerly DirecTV Super Saturday Night and renamed AT&T Super Saturday Night, will be live-streamed at twitter.com/ItsOnATT. Previous performers include Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Jay-Z and Beyonce.
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Lifestyle entertainment company Kin struck a deal with TV One-owned Cleo TV to license lifestyle programming beginning in 2020. Episodes of All Things Adrienne and Heart of the Batter, originally developed and distributed for social platforms including YouTube and Facebook, have been re-edited as half-hour TV formats and will premiere on January 4, 2020 and in May 2020, respectively.
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TV winners of the American Film Institute’s AFI Awards 2019 include HBO’s Chernobyl, Game of Thrones, Succession, Veep and Watchmen; FX’s Fosse/Verdon and Pose; and Netflix’s The Crown, Unbelievable and When They See Us, with a special award going to the BBC’s Fleabag. Two Netflix films made the movie cut: The Irishman and Marriage Story. Honorees will be recognized at a private lunch in LA on January 3.
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BET original scripted miniseries Uptown will tell the story of Andre Harrell’s NYC record label, Uptown Records. Three-part event, premiering in 2020, will take viewers from the iconic label’s inception to current day.
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Fox put in development crime drama Silent Witness, starring Melissa Leo (The Fighter), who will executive produce with Joy Blake (Outlander) and Kim and Eric Tannenbaum. Also in development at the net is comedy This Country, from Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City) and Paul Feig (Bridesmaids). Both are adaptations of UK shows.
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David Tennant (Doctor Who) will play Phileas Fogg in an adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days produced by Slim Film + Television, reports Deadline. Eight-part drama will air on France Télévisions, ZDF in Germany, Italy’s RAI, Seven West Media in Australia and the BBC in the UK. David Niven played Fogg in the 1956 film adaptation, while Steve Coogan took on the role in a 2004 version.
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Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films, focused on inspirational and family-friendly content, is partnering with Sony Pictures Television to dive into the faith-based TV market. Marybeth Sprows, formerly VP Original Programming for Crown Media Family Networks, will serve as VP of the new division, Affirm Television.
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Tigra & Dazzler Show showrunner Erica Rivinoja (Girls Trip) and the comedy’s writing staff have been let go from the Hulu series due to creative differences with Marvel, according to the Hollywood Reporter. While production has been paused, Hulu and Marvel reportedly remain committed to moving forward with the adult-themed animated comedy.
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YouTube stars Amy and Tammy Slaton share their efforts to lose enough weight to qualify for bariatric surgery in TLC’s new 1000-Lb Sisters, launching Wednesday, January 1 at 10p. Docu-series follows the determined sibs from doctor appointments, to exercise attempts, to giving up treats like bananas dipped in Miracle Whip and rolled in chopped peanuts.
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Discovery’s Naked and Afraid takes its survivalist challenge to a new level, dropping series vets alone in the wild, instead of in pairs. New season debuts Sunday, January 5 at 10p.
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Also returning to Discovery is Dusty Crum, in Guardians of the Glades. Crum and his crew of snake hunters get back to work on Florida’s python problem starting Tuesday, January 7 at 10p.
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In Travel Channel spin-off Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room, the Ghost Adventures team revisit and reflect on their favorite episodes, starting Thursday, January 2 at 9p.
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WE tv is serving up a second season of Extreme Love starting Friday, January 3 at 10p. Docu-series looks at real people in unreal (think mermaid couples and role-playing kittens) relationships.
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A second installment of Infinity Train arrives on Cartoon Network on Monday, January 6 at 7:30p. In the five-night event, two episodes will air nightly, telling the story of an escaped reflection from the mirror world and a 14-year-old jock from Arizona.
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Collector’s Call, starring Lisa Whelchel (Facts of Life), returns to MeTV for an expanded 26-episode season on Sunday, January 12 at 9:30p. Series explores private collections like Batman costumes, Star Trek drawings and signed guitars.
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The premiere of Netflix’s Locke and Key, an adaptation of the IDW Comics novels, is set for February 7. Story follows three siblings who move into their ancestral home and discover magical keys that could be connected to their father’s mysterious death.
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ABC has a Marvel-ous special slated for Friday, December 20 at 8p. Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee, filmed in front of a live audience in NYC, explores the life of the legendary comic creator via interviews and archival footage.
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TV One original film Dear Santa, I Need a Date premieres Sunday, December 8 at 7p. Romantic comedy stars Ray J (Moesha) and Reagan Gomez-Preston (The Cleveland Show).
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Film and TV distribution company FilmRise acquired North American rights for the film Driveways, starring Hong Chau (Watchmen), Lucas Jaye (Fuller House), Brian Dennehy (Cocoon) and Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street).
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Antenna TV rings in 2020 with a marathon of NewsRadio on New Year’s Day, starting at 5a. The 1995-1999 sitcom will air weeknights at 12:30a on the net starting January 2.
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Telemundo star Gaby Espino will serve as a judge in the Miss Universe Competition, airing live and in Spanish on Telemundo, and in English on Fox, on Sunday, December 8 at 7p. Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega has also joined the panel.
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Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) will guest star as himself on Spectrum’s Mad About You revival, while Jean Smart (Watchmen) will play a lifestyle guru… Lou Llobell (Voyagers), Leah Harvey (Les Miserables), Laura Birn (Helene), Terrence Mann (Sense8) and Cassian Bilton (A Devil’s Harmony) landed series regular roles in Apple drama series Foundation…Finesse Mitchell (SNL) will appear as a series regular in Fox comedy Outmatched.
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ABC’s World News Tonight won the November sweep in both Total Viewers (8.945 million) and A25-54 (1.754 million) for the first time in 23 years, according to Nielsen. NBC Nightly News was first among A18-49.
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Hallmark Channel’s “7 Night Thanksgiving Movie Event” propelled the network to rank #1 in Total Day among W25-54 and W18-49. The event featured seven consecutive nights of original holiday movie premieres, three of which represented the highest-rated non-news, non-sports cable programs of the week. The premieres averaged a 2.7 Household rating, 2.8 million Total Viewers, 469,000 W25-54, and reached 15.5 million Unduplicated Total Viewers.
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A&E special Biography – Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On grew +3% in the second night, to1.243 million Total Viewers for Part 2 versus Part 1’s 1.201 million. Part one had been the net’s biggest Biography audience in 15 years.
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November marks seven consecutive months of YoY Prime growth among W25-54 for TLC, and the net saw its best November Prime performance in 16 years among P/W25-54. In 2019 to-date, TLC is the #1 cable network among W18-49 and #2 among W25-54, boosted by the launch of freshman series including sMothered.
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The premiere of Bounce original movie Every Day But Christmas reached over 1 million Total Viewers on Sunday, December. 1. The premiere telecast at 9p delivered 311,000 Households, 106,000 P18-49 and 113,000 P25-54.
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NBC won the primetime ratings week of November 25 with the network’s highest weekly A18-49 and A25-54 ratings of the season and best Total Viewer average in the year since Nov.19-25, 2018, according to Live+SD figures from Nielsen. NBC won the week in 10 of 10 key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus Total Viewers.
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BROADWAY
Jagged Little Pill is opening on Thursday December 5, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/jagged-little-pill/

Harry Connick Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter is starting previews Saturday December 7, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/harry-connick-jr-celebration-cole-porter/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 14, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/14/19)
MTV: Floribama Shore (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: The Stranded (Premiere)
SNAP: Compton Dreams (Premiere)
ACORN TV: Doc Martin (Finale)
OXYGEN: Killer Couples (Finale) at 8pm

FOX Television Stations renewed 25 Words or Less for a second season , and also picked up Divorce Court for a 22nd year and Dish Nation for a ninth. “Every day, America welcomes us into their homes to laugh, cry and play,” said FTS Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, Stephen Brown. “We are part of their everyday ritual and we look forward to being there for a long time to come.”
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TBS is going full force with Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, ordering the weekly late-nighter for a fifth season. Additionally, TBS has renewed its first look deal with Bee’s production company, Swimsuit Competition. “I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to continue doing this show for another season,” said Bee. “Excited to still be at it when Trump finally gives up the presidency at the end of his fifth term, January 2036. I heard he’ll be leaving to spend more time with his family. JK JK.”
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Streaming service Disney+, launched Tuesday, boasted ten million sign-ups by Wednesday , according to the company, thanks to “extraordinary consumer demand” that likely explained early technical snafus. The service has a price tag of $6.99/month, with a seven-day free trial. Despite the early report on numbers, Disney warned, “Moving forward, there are no plans to release Disney+ subscriber data outside of The Walt Disney Company’s quarterly earnings calls.”
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Facebook removed a record seven million hate speech posts in 3Q19 ,almost 60% more than the quarter prior. The social media giant also censored 3.2 million posts for bullying and harassment, versus 2.5 million in 2Q19.
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CBS’s The Late Show will air a week a shows featuring host Stephen Colbert’s trip to New Zealand starting Monday, November 18. Each night, Colbert will share videos that celebrate the nation, including an interview with Lord of the Rings director-producer Peter Jackson at Hobbiton.
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ABC picked up competition series Ultimate Surfer , which will gather some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. Production will begin in 2020; surf star Kelly Slater will serve as on-air talent and special correspondent.
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HGTV gave the greenlight to new event series  Home Town Rescue(wt), starring Ben and Erin Napier as they take on their biggest project yet – an entire town in need of a renovation. “Home Town Rescue is exactly what fans of Ben and Erin have been asking for and it will change one lucky community in a powerful and significant way,” said Betsy Ayala, SVP, programming and development for HGTV.
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Quibi issued an order for Slugfest , a docu-series exploring the rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics, produced by Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame).
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Limited series Sometimes I Lie, starring and exec produced by Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), landed a script commitment from Fox. Project comes from Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV.
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Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me, the memoir written by Judy Garland’s manager and agent  Stevie Phillips , is being adapted into a TV series, reports Deadline. Athena Pictures and American Entertainment Investors are developing the project.
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Netflix renewed The Witcher for season two . Freshman run of the fantasy series starts December 20.
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Amazon Studios ordered The Peripheral, the sci-fi thriller drama from creator/EP/showrun
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Epix gave a season two order to docu-series Sex Life , following people on sexual and intimate journeys.
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New Travel Channel original series Trending Fear premieres Friday, December 20 at 11p, following Buzzfeed author Adam Ellis and two friends who hope to help people take back their lives after encounters with the paranormal.
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Airline pilot Peter Weber starts his run as ABC’s The Bachelor on Monday, January 6 at 8p. It will be the reality show’s 24th season.
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Spring descends on North Star Ranch as Discovery’s Alaskan Bush People returns Wednesday, December 4 at 8p.
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Oxygen’s Homicide for the Holidays is back for season four on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30p.
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Dragonfish Bingo Network and Discovery Inc. are teaming to launch a real money online bingo site in the UK tied to Say Yes to the Dress. Positively Distinctive Media will advise and execute the marketing, promotional and operational strategy.
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On-demand platform CuriosityStream will launch Hi$tory,  looking at some of the greatest myths of American history, on Monday, November 18. Four-part series is hosted by Peter Sagal. In more CuriosityStream news, the platform is expanding its international reach with distribution partnerships  in Africa, New Zealand and the Bahamas.
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New animated series My Little Pony: Pony Life will premiere new content on Discovery Family and Discovery Family GO, along with short form content on the My Little Pony YouTube channel.
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THIRTEEN’s children’s series  Cyberchase kicks off Season 12 with Thanksgiving special Giving Thanks Day, premiering Friday, November 22 on PBS KIDS 24/7 channel (check local listings) and live stream.
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First We Feast, part of Complex Networks , explores the world of Japanese comfort cooking in Gochi Gang, premiering Tuesday, November 12 at 11a on First We Feast’s YouTube channel.
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We’ll drink to that: As part of the brand experiences at the first-ever BravoCon, PepsiCo, BravoCon’s presenting sponsor and official pouring partner, will unveil Pepsi Sparkling Rosé, a cnew, custom beverage designed exclusively for fans for the weekend. Brand partners Hotels.com, Lay’s Poppables, Pure Leaf, State Farm and Talenti Gelato will also have activations “designed to bring Bravo’s passionate fanbase into a unique world of Housewives and Deckhands, Cheftestants and Socialites.” Event takes place November 15-17 in NYC.
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The Paley Center for Media today announced the final selection to its PaleyLive LA fall season:  An Evening with Tyler Perry’s The Oval. Program will take place on Tuesday, December 10 at 7p at the Paley Center’s Beverly Hills location.
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Antenna TV is offering two full days of classic TV shows celebrating the holiday season beginning December 24 at 5a with a “Classic Christmas Collection,” featuring holiday episodes from shows including   Three’s Company, The Burns and Allen Show, Welcome Back, Kotter, Barney Miller, Dennis the Menace, Bewitched and more.
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On Sunday, November 17 at 10p, The Weather Channel will premiere Meltdown, a one-hour primetime special featuring national correspondent Dave Malkoff in a scientific exploration around the world with NASA experts to  bear witness to the rapid meltdown of glaciers at the top of our planet.
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The Town Hall announced the inaugural Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, the first major entertainment award to be named after a woman of color, honoring excellence at the intersection of arts and activism. The award, named after actress, singer and activist Lena Horne, will be presented to the soon-to-be-announced recipient at an event in February 2020.
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Noticias Telemundo presents Los Niños Perdidos De Guatemala (The Lost Children of Guatemala), a documentary about the thousands of irregular adoptions in Guatemala since the country’s civil war in the 1990s, on Sunday, November 17 at 11:30a.
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MexicanicosDiscovery en Español’s most successful original production , will celebrate its 50 th episode on Monday, December 16 at 10p. The anniversary episode will air within the net’s “Lunes de motores” (Motor Mondays) programming block.
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Eddie Griffin’s third Showtime comedy special , Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma, premieres on Friday, December 6 at 11p.
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Onboard Freeform pilot Last Summer are Chiara Aurelia (Tell Me Your Secrets), Mika Abdalla (Project Mc), Michale Landes (The Liberator), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Harley Quinn Smith (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood), Allius Barnes (Unbelievable), Blake Lee (Fam), Nathanial Ashton (Mr. Mercedes) and Brooklyn Sudano (Taken)…Dan Bakkedahl (Life in Pieces) and Augusto Aguilera (The Predator) have joined the cast of HBO Max’s Made for Love…Stephen Bishop (Moneyball) has joined the cast of Starz comedy pilot Run the World.
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UPtv reports more than 7 million viewers have tuned in to its Christmas movies so far this holiday season.  Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal  is UP’s #1 premiere movie title among W25-54 2019 to date, with over 1 million premiere night viewers tuning in.
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Tuesday’s series premiere of History’s  Kings of Pain drew 924,000 Total Viewers and was the network’s second best non-fiction series premiere of 2019 among A25-54 (461,000) and A18-49 (344,000).
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Latin music awards show Premios de la Radio , which aired on EstrellaTV Network, experienced a 4% increase in A18-49 viewership versus its telecast in 2018. In LA, Premios de la Radio ranked #2 regardless of language with A18-34, and with the event taking place live in Dallas for the first time, the awards show ranked #1 with A18-34 and A18-49 in Dallas and #2 in Houston, among Hispanic TV stations.
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BROADWAY
The Inheritance – Part 1 is opening on Sunday November 17, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-inheritance/

The Inheritance – Part 2 is opening on Sunday November 17, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-inheritance-part-2/

A Christmas Carol is opening on Wednesday November 20, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/a-christmas-carol/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 7, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/7/19)
ID: The Object of Murder (Premiere) at 9pm

It’s Game On! at CBS. The network ordered the comedy/game show series from exec producers James Corden and Ben Winston that’s based on UK series A League of Their Own. Keegan-Michael Key is onboard to host, with tennis champ Venus Williams and New England Patriots baller Rob Gronkowski serving as team captains and actor/comedian Bobby Lee (Mad TV) The Late Late Show With James Corden writer Ian Karmel serving as panelists.
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Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard struck back at co-host and frequent critic Joy Behar and other regulars at the round table on ABC’s The View when she guested on the show yesterday. “Recently… some of you have accused me being a traitor to my country, a Russian asset, a Trojan horse or a useful idiot, I think is the term that you used,” she said, then went on to describe herself as a patriot and a “strong and intelligent woman of color… I have dedicated almost my entire adult life to protecting the safety, security and the freedom of all Americans in this country.”
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Happy Birthday Avery Scott, a drama based on the book The Year We Turned Forty by Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton, is in development at ABC. From writer/producer Rina Mimoun (Mistresses), Anna Fricke (Valor), Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios, series follows a woman facing a midlife existential crisis who gets the do-over of a lifetime.
(Source: Cynopsis)Ava DuVernay and her Array Filmworks and Kat Candler are developing an untitled drama series for TNT centered on the fatal aftermath of a Texas refinery accident and one woman’s move to seek justice through an unprecedented labor action. DuVernay and Candler work together on OWN drama Queen Sugar.
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The CW is developing Kung Fu, a reboot of the ‘70s David Carradine-starring TV series with a female lead. From the Blindspot team of Christina M. Kim, Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti & Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV, reimagined series sees a young Chinese-American woman, who dropped out of college for a life-changing journey at an isolated monastery, return to her hometown where she uses her martial arts skills to combat crime.
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Writer/director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Yesterday) is teaming with Locksmith Animation to create an animated feature for digital platforms based on a series of Christmas children’s books he penned. The Empty Stocking will be produced by Bonnie Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story) alongside Locksmith heads Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart.
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ITV is developing an adaptation of Lindsey Davis’ Falco Roman private detective novels. Project, initially at the BBC, is now being overseen by ITV drama chief Polly Hill.
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Kids entertainment producer Driver Digital and Driver Media are uniting under the new umbrella Driver Studios. The company is home to digital native brands under the Cool School moniker including Storytime with Ms. Booksy, The Stupendous Drew Pendous and Crafty Carol.
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The full second season of Chasing the Sun launched this week on streaming service Journy. Series follows adventure-seeker, and former pro surfer and model Stephen Jake Friedman as he travels the world; this season he hits up Asia with stops in Malaysia, Vietnam, Bali and more.
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AXS TV is entering a new field with fantasy football series All AXS Fantasy Football. Launching Sunday, November 10 at noon, series features a round-table of experts led by host Dave Farra providing gridiron guidance to help viewers dominate their Fantasy Football matchups…In more AXS sports news, the net and Fight Network inked a deal with Combate Americas to become the exclusive English-language broadcaster of the Hispanic mixed martial arts franchise’s events in the US and Canada. They’ll air at least 35 MMA events in 2020, plus carry related programming.
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I’ll Have What You’re Having, starring digital creator Alonzo Lerone and from Studio71, launches on Facebook Watch on Monday, November 11. Eight-ep series follows Lerone as he visits unique food locations in LA.
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Overhaulin’ returns to the MotorTrend App on Saturday, November 16with new eps on the subscription streaming service. Car designer Chip Foose, co-hosts Chris Jacobs and Adrienne Janic and the crew reunite to transform timeworn rides into works of fresh, four-wheeled art.
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Four-part Hulu original series The Accident drops Friday, November 22.Script follows the political and familial drama that ensues after an accident rips apart a fly-over community that had hinged hopes for betterment on a construction project.
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E! announced talent appearing on stage at the E! People’s Choice Awards, airing Sunday, November 10 at 9p. Alex Morgan, David Spade, Jenna Dewan, Jeremy Scott, Joey King, Kelly Rowland, KJ Apa and Terry Crews are among presenters. As previously announced, Jennifer Aniston will receive the People’s Icon Award, Gwen Stefani the Fashion Icon Award, and Pink the People’s Champion Award.
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Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Lizzo will perform at the 2019 American Music Awards, slated to air live on Sunday, November 24 at 8p on ABC. Event marks Eilish’s first awards show performance.
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Cozi TV is welcoming some “Unexpected Guests” for Thanksgiving. Starting Thursday, November 28 at 8a, the net will air a four-day marathon including of guest appearances in shows including The Office, Will & Grace and The Nanny.
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AMC streaming service Sundance Now gobbled up rights to five international dramas from Banijay Rights. Among the bounty are Norwegian detective series Wisting, starring Carrie-Anne Moss, which will launch December 18. Also, German-New Zealand thriller The Gulf (December 4), Denmark’s Couple Trouble and French drama The Red Shadows.
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Lifetime found its top-lining duo for its upcoming Salt-N-Pepa biopic. GG Townson (In the Cut, Everybody Hates Chris) will play Cheryl “Salt” James and Laila Odom (The Bobby DeBarge Story, Undercover Brother 2) will portray Sandra “Pepa” Denton… Also at Lifetime, singer/singwriter J.T. Hodges scored a role in the film Christmas Stars.
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In a campaign that spans its brands including History, A&E and Lifetime, A+E Networks extended of its long-standing campaign to honor veterans with History’s new talent-heavy PSA “Thank Our Veterans” as the cornerstone. Kevin Bacon, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Keith, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn and Andy Samberg are among those onboard for the 30-second spot, that aims to bring awareness to the ways in which viewers can support veterans.
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With three consecutive months of double-digit growth in Prime year on year, UPtv is heading into the holiday season with strong momentum. October Prime L3 is up 65 percent from year ago in W25-54, driven by new eps of Bringing Up Bates and the start of the Christmas season including the UPtv Premiere Movie A Christmas Movie Christmas. An all-day Christmas movie marathon on Sunday, October 27 reached over 2 million viewers.
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Tuesday night’s The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! scored a 2.6 rating/12 share in A18-49 and delivered ABC the highest-rated made-for-TV musical on any network in nearly four years, since Fox’s Grease in January 2016.
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BROADWAY
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is opening on Thursday November 7, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/tina-tina-turner-musical/

Christmas Spectacular starring The Radio City Rockettes is starting previews on Friday November 8, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-radio-city-christmas-spectacular/

Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls is starting opening on Friday November 8, 2019
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/kristin-chenoweth-girls/

Slava Snowshow is starting previews on Monday November 11, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/slavas-snowshow-broadway/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 31, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/31/19)
NETFLIX: Nowhere Man (Premiere)
VICELAND: VICE News Reports (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing New York (Finale) at 9pm
CW: Mysteries Decoded (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Untold Stories of Hip-Hop (Finale) at 10pm

Twitter is banishing political advertising from its platform. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions,” wrote CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday. He added that machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, unchecked misleading information, and deep fakes “present entirely new challenges to civic discourse,” and that it would be “best to focus our efforts on the root problems, without the additional burden and complexity taking money brings.” The new policy, banning not only ads for candidates but also issue ads, goes into effect November 22.
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More Americans trust local news than they do national news, but perceptions of partisan bias are filtering down to the local level, according to a new study from Knight Foundation and Gallup. Diving deeper into big topics won’t help matters. “The data suggest that moving into more aggressive coverage of social and political issues could further polarize views – and possibly lead to an erosion of trust,” said the report. In the study, 75% of Democrats said local news did an “excellent” or “good” job, versus 54% of Republicans.
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AMC canceled Lodge 49 after two seasons. “This wonderful show gave audiences fresh and unforgettable characters in a world that did not exist anywhere else on television,” said AMC of the well-reviewed series, which during its sophomore run averaged 132,000 viewers A18-49 and 428,000 total viewers in Live+3, down 40% from season one.
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Streaming service HBO Max, launching in July, will cost $14.99 – the same as HBO. That’s a price WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey called an “IQ test” for anyone deciding between the services. “Why wouldn’t you want twice the content for the same price?” Stankey asked during his company’s investors day. That said, the plan is for the linear channel to continue to operate as usual after the debut of its streaming sib.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tweens and teens aren’t as tuned into TV screens as they were in 2015, but they’re viewing more video. A new study from Common Sense Media found that 56% of eight- to 12-year-olds report watching video daily, up from 24% four years ago, and 69% A13-18 say they watch daily, up from 34% in 2015. Respondents in both groups say they watch about a half hour less of TV on a TV set today than they did in 2015, and most of that is time-shifted.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Directors Guild of America reached a tentative deal with ABC, CBS and NBC for a new contract for those working in news, sports, operations and local stations that increases wages and fees by 2.5% in each of the three years of the agreement, among other things. “News, sports and local television collectively reach massive audiences, and the contributions of our members who work in these areas are absolutely critical to the success of these operations,” said DGA president Thomas Schlamme. ‘This deal is a testament to that value.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC News’ digital editorial division voted to form a union representing about 150 workers. “Forming a union will afford us a collective voice in decisions that will benefit the entire company, providing much-needed transparency and ensuring a safer workplace,” said the employees in a letter to NBC management that also brought up “serious questions” about the handling of workplace sexual misconduct. NBC News EVP of Digital Chris Berend responded to the email in a memo to staff, saying the network would “address the request quickly.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will Arnett (Arrested Development), who voices Lego Batman in The Lego Movie films, will host Fox Lego-building competition series Lego Masters. Series premieres Wednesday, February 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuller House’s John Stamos has been set to star in Disney+ series Big Shot, written and exec produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey and produced by ABC Studios. Stamos plays a college basketball coach who gets fired and takes job at an all-girls private school. “Disney has long been known for our aspirational sports stories, and we are so proud to be working with David and Dean on a relatable series that both inspires and entertains. It’s a great fit for Disney+,” said Agnes Chu, SVP, Content, Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Daytime Emmy younger actor and actress categories will be combined, for the category Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series. In other acting categories, performers will be encouraged to enter whichever they feel best suits their gender identity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO ordered a Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon, from George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Show is set 300 years before GoT and tells the story of the House of Targaryen. Condal will team with Miguel Sapochnik for showrunner duties.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix renewed Pennyworth for season two. Drama from Warner Horizon Scripted Television follows Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lots of HBO Max news this week, including a deal that makes the streamer the exclusive SVOD home to 10 CW dramas, Batwoman and Katy Keene among them. The series start streaming full seasons 30 days before the start of their following season. HBO Max also landed US streaming rights to South Park, effective next June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the kids and family series announced for HBO Max were crafts competition Craftopia; animated “learn through play” series Esme & Roy; animated prehistoric comedy The Fungies; and adventure competition Karma. Gen Z-focused programming includes the likes of 15 Minutes of Shame, a documentary film with Monica Lewinsky among its producers that explores the public shaming epidemic; College Girls (wt), a comedy from Mindy Kaling that follows three freshman roommates on a Vermont campus; DC Super Hero High, a comedy exec produced by Elizabeth Banks about teens in boarding school; and a Gossip Girl reboot. For adults, the lineup of shows included Lisa Ling-hosted cultural docu-series Birth, Wedding, Funeral; two new, reimagined seasons of animated comedy The Boondocks; a film about the late Anthony Bourdain; and psychosexual love story Crime Farm, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The plan is for HBO Max to release one episode at a time, versus Netflix’s binge model. “We like creating cultural impact and nurturing great value from our IP. Our creators also see the value in rolling out shows gradually and letting them breathe,” said Chief Content Officer Kevin Reilly.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spotify announced the launch of the Spotify Kids app, enabling children three and older to listen to their own music, and explore age-appropriate playlists and recommendations that are compiled by actual human beings, not algorithms. “We are excited to be expanding the Spotify Premium Family experience with a dedicated app just for our youngest fans. Spotify Kids is a personalized world bursting with sound, shape and color,” said Spotify’s Chief Premium Business Officer, Alex Norström.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Dennis Miller hosts four nights of films every Friday in November on TCM, with a few of his friends serving as co-hosts: Martin Short, Rita Wilson, Jay Leno and Dana Carvey. Each has chosen some of their favorite films to share with viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taylor Swift will receive the Artist of the Decade award at the 2019 American Music Awards, and deliver a performance celebrating the biggest hits of her career. Swift, who has won more American Music Awards than any other artist this decade, is also a five-time nominee this year. Ceremony airs Sunday, November 24 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is going to the dogs again, with the 18th anniversary edition of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina. Holiday special airs Thanksgiving Day (noon-2p in all time zones), November 28, following the telecast of the net’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
(Source: Cynopsis)

REVOLT is being taken over by rapper and producer IDK today, for a day of Halloween-themed programming. REVOLT Hijacked: Halloween starts at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners are back to make liquor and evade the law, starting Tuesday, November 19 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Archaeology series Unearthed returns to Science Channel on Sunday, November 3 at 9p. Among the sites explored during the new season is the Tower of Babel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World returns November 5 in all territories outside the UK (where it premieres on Channel 4 the day before). Series is based on the comic books by Charles Forsman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of Star Gazers debuts on public television with a new host, Trace Dominguez, and university science partner, Florida Atlantic University, beginning Sunday, December 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The launch of Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” event kicked off with Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses, which ranked as the highest-rated and most-watched program on Saturday among Household rating (2.6), Total Viewers (2.6 milion), W25-54 (414,000), and W18-49 (328,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor/comedian John Witherspoon died October 29. He was 77. In addition to film roles, Witherspoon was featured on TV shows including The Wayans Bros., The Tracy Morgan Show, The Boondocks and Black Jesus, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Playwright/screenwriter Bernard Slade died October 30. He was 89. Slade created The Partridge Family, Bridget Loves Bernie and The Girl With Something Extra, and wrote Broadway’s Same Time, Next Year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Other…and You! is starting previews on Tuesday November 5, 2019.
http://www.playbill.com/production/ian-mckellen-on-stage-with-tolkien-shakespeare-others-and-you

Jagged Little Pill is starting previews on Sunday November 3, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/jagged-little-pill/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 24, 2019

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/24/19)
NBC: Will & Grace (Premiere) at 9:30pm
NETFLIX: Daybreak (Premiere)
ID: Deadly Women (Finale) at 9pm

CBS showed confidence in its freshman class with a season two renewal for Evil, and full-season orders for remaining first-years All Rise, Carol’s Second Act, The Unicorn, and Bob Hearts Abishola. “These terrific new series have attracted a passionate base of viewers and consistent ratings while delivering entertaining, inclusive and relevant storytelling every week,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “They’re off to strong starts and are still being discovered on the many catch-up and playback options available to our viewers today.” In Live+7 viewing, Evil is earning a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 6.3 million viewers; The Unicorn has drawn 1.1 in the demo and 6.8 million viewers; Bob Hearts Abishola is delivering a 1.0 rating and 6.7 million viewers; All Rise has scored 0.9 and 7.5 million; and Carol’s Second Act is drawing 1.0 and 6.5 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)
Ronan Farrow is partnering with Pineapple Street Studios for The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow
, set to launch next month. Podcast will expand on the reporting in Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators. “Catch and Kill is full of incredibly compelling men and women and this podcast will give you the opportunity to hear their voices directly, in intimate, candid conversations with me,” Farrow told Variety. “We’ll provide a deeper understanding of the plot that unravels in the book and feature brand new details and pieces of evidence directly from the investigation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A merged Viacom and CBS will have no trouble holding its own with competitors like Walt Disney and Netflix, according to Shari Redstone, President of holding company National Amusements. “We can compete with the best of them – not only do we create a quantity of content, we actually create content people actually want to watch,” she said at the WSJ Tech Live Conference. Noting that the company combo has 22% of TV viewership in the US, Redstone added, “I don’t think we’re given credit for what our future is.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The “must have” digital basic networks among total cable subscribers were ranked in a new Beta Research study. On percent with high scores on  being a “must have” channel, the top ranked digital basic networks among total adults were FX Movie Channel (27%), NFL Network (24%), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (23%), Cooking Channel (21%), BBC America (20%) and Nat Geo WILD (20%), all of which were among  the top six nets in the 2018 and 2017 surveys. On mentions as a favorite digital  basic network among potential cord cutters, the top ranked nets were FX Movie Channel (21%), Cooking Channel (18%) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (18%), NFL Network (17%), Disney XD (16%), and Nat Geo WILD (15%); all of them also made the cut in the 2018 survey. And on average perceived value among viewers, the top ranked digital basic networks were: NFL Network ($2.01), Nick Music ($1.87),  Disney XD ($1.85), FYI ($1.81), MTV2 ($1.80),  and American Heroes ($1.78) ; NFL Network and Nick Music also ranked 1st and 2nd in the 2018 survey, while rankings significantly increased for MTV2, FYI and American Heroes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel ordered live-action time travel series Sulphur Springs,from writer and executive producer Tracey Thomson (The Young and the Restless). Chuck Pratt (STAR) will serve as showrunner and EP for the show, starting production in New Orleans in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, Disney Junior reports production has begun on The Chicken Squad, a new animated series for preschoolers and their families slated to debut in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo announced start of production for romantic comedy 100 Dias Para Enamorarnos (100 Days to Fall in Love), the second series to be filmed at Telemundo Center’s new Miami studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Movie theater operator AMC Entertainment is jumping into the streaming pool with its own on-demand channel. AMC Theaters On Demand allows viewers to watch movies for $2-$20, depending on whether they rent or buy, no subscription required; users can accrue points to use in AMC theaters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max is getting more animated – the upcoming streamer ordered four Adventure Time specials. “The enchanted world of Adventure Time has mesmerized viewers and critics alike as Finn and Jake right wrongs and battle evil,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. “The addition of these specials to the HBO Max kids and family programming lineup is sure to make kids everywhere say ‘Slam-bam-in-a-can.’” First two installments of Adventure Time: Distant Lands will debut in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ could nab upwards of 8 million worldwide subscribers “out of the gate” in 2019, and 18 million by the end of 2020, estimates MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson. The number takes into account Disney’s new deal with Verizon that gives Verizon wireless and broadband subscribers a free year of the service, launching November 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Seth Meyers’ first Netflix stand-up special drops Tuesday, November 5. In Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby, the SNL alum “touches upon family, fatherhood, and why you should never take your girlfriend to Paris for her birthday.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with for King & Country and Zach Williams, P!nk and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been announced as the first group of performers for the CMA Awards, airing Wednesday, November 13 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Culturally diverse fashion competition series Queen on 34th is set to debut in Spring 2020 on ReachTV. Lisa Nicole Cloud (Married to Medicine) hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The America Society of Cinematographers will celebrate the work of four cinematographers at the ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Frederick Elmes, ASC will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Donald A. Morgan, ASC will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award; Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC will be receive the International Award; and Don McCuaig, ASC is the recipient of the Presidents Awards. Awards will be handed out a gala on January 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media added “An Evening with Derek Hough and Julianne Hough” to its PaleyLive LA fall season. Program will take place on Thursday, December 5 at 7 at the Paley Center’s Beverly Hills location. Brother/sister dancers are hosting NBC special Holidays with the Houghs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SiriusXM and Hallmark Channel announced today the return of Hallmark Channel Radio, slated to launch in conjunction with the net’s “Countdown to Christmas” programming event. Hallmark Channel Radio will feature Christmas music and carols introduced by the Hallmark Channel stars, starting Friday, October 25 and running through Saturday, December 28 via satellite on channel 70, through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E is re-airing the October 21 episode of Live Rescue, documenting the efforts of California’s San Bernardino County Fire Department as they battled a wildfire. Encore is set for tonight, Thursday, October 24at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One holiday film Dear Santa, I Need a Date premieres Sunday, December 8 at 7p, followed by an encore at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Coyote (Erin Brockovich) will play Robert Mueller in CBS Studios’ limited series based on former FBI director James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) plays Comey…Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill) has joined the cast of Disney+ series Love, Simon in a recurring role…Noah Emmerich (The Americans) and Fred Willard (Modern Family) are onboard Space Force, Netflix’s workplace comedy…Freddie Prinze Jr. (Scooby Doo) will recur opposite Soleil Moon Frye in streamer Peacock’s Punky Brewster pilot…Zosia Mamet (Girls) landed a series regular role in HBO Max thriller The Flight Attendant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC announced casting and the start of production in Madrid for its upcoming, untitled episodic anthology series that examines the nature of romantic love. Series will star Sarah Snook (Succession), David Costabile (Billions), and Sonya Cassidy (Lodge 49), among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder, AMC Networks’ supernatural streaming service, has a hit in Creepshow. Since its premiere on September 26, 54% of all members on Shudder’s direct-to-consumer platforms have viewed an episode, and the series has set records for the streamer in terms of viewers, subscriber acquisitions and total minutes streamed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Opposite the start of the 2019 World Series on Fox, ABC’s annual airing of It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown grew over its year-ago broadcast by 11% in total viewers (to 5.0 million) and by 9% with A18-49 ( to 1.2/6). Charlie Brown tied NBC’s The Voice as the #1 scripted program in the 8p half hour among A18-49 (1.2/6) . The net’s Toy Story of TERROR! also improved over its year-ago telecast by double digits in total viewers (+12% – to 3.7 million) and among A18-49 (+25% – to 1.0/4).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Television producer Al Burton died October 22. He was 91. Creator of Charles in Charge and Win Ben Stein’s money, Burton was involved in the production of numerous shows, among them The Jeffersons, Diff’rent Strokes, Facts of Life and One Day at a Time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is closing on Sunday October 27, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/beautiful-carole-king-musical/

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/

 

 

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