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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

November 2, 2017

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

Black writers are being shut out of the writing room, according to a new report by UCLA sociology professor Darnell Hunt. Among his findings, published yesterday: nearly two-thirds of all scripted TV shows during the 2016-17 season had no black writers,17 percent of shows employed more than one black writer, and 5 percent were helmed by black showrunners. Hunt’s report, commissioned by org the Color of Change, calls on the industry to adopt a program similar to the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which requires minority candidates to be interviewed for head coach and other senior jobs.
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With last night’s hotly anticipated World Series game 7 between the LA Dodgers and Houston Astros on Fox , several nets changed field position for their programming. CBS was to air repeats of SEAL Team at 9p and 10p rather than new eps of the series and Criminal Minds. NBC opted to air repeats of Law & Order: SVU at 9p and Chicago P.D. at 10p. At press time, ABC had no change to its schedule.
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TiVo and Discovery Communications entered into a multiyear product agreement whereby Discovery will use TiVo’s Audience Works for Marketing, an inventory management and execution product suite. The partnership also includes the use of audience and analytics reports, which provides viewership information from TiVo’s Targeted Audience Delivery platform.
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An unnamed Canadian actress filed a $4 million lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, Disney and other parties claiming Weinstein sexually assaulted her two times in 2000.
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In North America, 6.5 percent of households access pirated live TV services each month, according to a new study by Sandvine. That translates to $4 billion in lost revenue for TV distributors, according to the research firm, which says pirate TV services can generate $800 million a year.
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TV One is in the original movie business. The network announced production of original film Down For Whatever, the 2017 American Black Film Festival Screenplay-winning project written by Tim Folsome. Folsome will direct the project, starring LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Hosea Chanchez (The Game) Bre-Z (Empire) and Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) and slated to premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June and on TV One in July. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films.
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Fox is reportedly developing a new iteration of 24. The reboot of the Emmy-winning series would take the real-time format of the original show and apply it in the criminal justice realm. It also would have a female lead. The project is from 24 exec-producer Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, and former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner. It hails from production companies 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV.
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Marvel’s New Warriors have stopped in their tracks. The 10-ep series, which Freeform gave a straight-to-series order to in April, is not moving forward at the network and will be shopped elsewhere.
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CBS Matt LeBlanc-starring comedy series Man With a Plan will return for its second season Monday, November 13 at 8:30p. Additionally, freshman comedy 9JKL moves to a 9:30p timeslot on November 6, replacing Me, Myself & I, which will return to the schedule at a later date.
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Casey Webb returns for the second season of Man v. Food, with back-to-back episodes on Travel Channel beginning Monday, December 4 at 9p.
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Into the Amazon, the story of the 1914 journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon, will open the 30th season of American Experience on Tuesday, January 9 on PBS.
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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second installment of the acclaimed FX limited series, will premiere on Wednesday, January 17 at 10p.
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Xscape: Still Kickin’ It premieres on Bravo on Sunday, November 5 at 9p. Four-part special follows Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott, the four original members of the multiplatinum 90s girl group, as they return to the stage after nearly 20 years apart.
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Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Dallas delivers a two-part reunion, Monday, November 6 and November 13 at 10p. Host Andy Cohen will sit down with the Housewives as they revisit this season’s most defining moments.
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Syndicated series Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has a series of specialty weeks and celebrity contestants in store this month: November 6-10 is “Victories for Veterans week,” with contestants from the U.S. Armed Forces, followed by “Whiz Kids Week,” and then a series of guests including Cameron Mathison, Sherri Shepherd and Ben Higgins.
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Outdoor Sportsman Group has some holiday-hunting-style programming in store. “Racksgiving” kicks off November 20-22 and November 24-25 featuring special eps from MeatEater (November 20, 8 –8:30p), McMillan, Rival Wild and more. Then, December 9 comes Coldest Hunts, featuring hunts, all in frigid temperatures. Caribou Christmas, airing December 23, features caribou hunts.
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Syfy’s graphic novel adaptation of Happy! comes to life on Wednesday, December 6 at 10p carrying a TV-MA rating.
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On Dasher and Dancer… Freeform offered some details on this year’s “25 Days of Christmas,” the programming event’s 21st outing. From December 1-25, the network will air continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family; new this year are specials Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, on December 18, and a holiday special of forthcoming unscripted series Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic on December 11.
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Music Choice is kicking off the holiday season with its most robust-ever holiday offering, beginning November 1 and running through January 7, with new content being rolled out each week across Music Channels, On Demand, and the Music Choice App. Highlights include the Sounds of the Season, Holiday Hits and Yule Video Log channels. A sprinkling of holiday music also will air on additional music channels starting December 1.
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Up TV will light up its annual Christmas festivities beginning with 50 days of holiday programming that comprises seven U.S. premiere movies and a “Gilmore the Merrier” binge-a-thon of all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls that begins November 23. The holiday action kicks off Sunday, November 5, with the premiere movie Second Chance Christmas.
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Investigation Discovery’s fifth annual Inspire a Difference honors, cohosted by People, will recognize Padma Lakshmi, Julianna Margulies, Alonzo Mourning and Gabrielle Union, as well as their charity partners tonight (November 2). As part of the event, ID will air a programming marathon featuring episodes that address issues such as violence against women, domestic abuse, social and civil rights, mental health, bullying and sexual assault on Sunday, November 5 from 4-11p, including the season 5 finale of Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall and a new ep of On the Case with Paula Zahn.
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The Tuesday, October 31 Halloween edition of ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan – “Kelly and Ryan’s Best Halloween Show Ever:  Look What You Made Us Do” – marked the show’s highest-rated telecast on any day so far this season in Households and among W25-54 in the 25 LPM Markets. The show posted its highest HH rating since Ryan was revealed as co-host in May.
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Ratings for the second season premiere of Disney Channel series Andi Mack on Friday, October 27 at 8p surged 72 percent over the series launch (April 7) and delivered the network’s No. 2 telecast to date in Total Viewers (2.1 million), K6-14 (1.1 million/3.1 rating) and A18-49 (502,000/0.4 rating), in Live + 3 national ratings.
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In multiplatform ratings for the week of October 16, Fox’s Empire averaged 9.3 million viewers, a +64% lift from L+Same Day. The Gifted totaled 7.3 million multiplatform viewers, a +111% gain from Live + SD, The Mick delivered 4.5 million viewers, a +100% lift, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged 4.2 million multiplatform viewers, marking a +147% jump from L+SD.
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Fueled by its primetime series Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso and El Senor de los Cielos, Telemundo wrapped October as the #5 broadcast network season-to-date, regardless of language, during Monday-Friday 8-11p among A18-49 (999,000) and A18-34 (457,000). This marks the network’s best season-start ever among A18-49.
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Kelly Day, who had been serving as chief business officer at AwesomenessTV, will lead Viacom’s new digital studios unit, beginning November 20.
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BROADWAY
War Paint with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole is closing on Sunday November 5, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/war-paint/

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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 26, 2017

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

CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor landed the anchor spot on CBS Evening News. Glor, who’s been with the network for over 10 years, was a lead anchor on the net’s streaming news service, CBSN, during its launch period. Interim anchor Anthony Mason will continue as CBS News senior national correspondent and co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday. CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor will launch later this year.
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What digital networks appeal most to potential cord cutters? A new survey from Beta Research said digital nets described as “favorites” include BBC America (19%), FX Movie Channel (19%), NFL Network (18%), Cooking Channel (18%), ID (18%), Nat Geo Wild (17%) and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (16%). Named “must-have” networks among viewers thinking of cutting the cord were NFL Network (72%), Science Channel (65%), Disney XD (65%), BBC America (64%), Velocity (64%), ID (64%) and FXX (64%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS made a schedule change, moving Superior Donuts, which had been slated to make its season 3 debut Monday at 9:30p, to its last year’s slot of 9p instead. Newcomer Me, Myself & I will remain at 9:30p.
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After 6-month nationwide search, FX’s Pose will have the largest cast of transgender actors ever in series regular roles. Joining the cast of the Ryan Murphy show, which will look at the juxtaposition of different segments of life and society in 1980s New York, are MJ Rodriguez (Nurse Jackie), Indya Moore (Saturday Church), Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar (Mr. Robot) and Angelica Ross (Claws), among others. Murphy co-created the show with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals.
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Ovation is eliminating the board seat held by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company, which held what it described as “a very small stake” in the arts net. “Ovation finds Mr. Weinstein’s actions reprehensible and counter to the spirit of our company’s supportive, multicultural and artistic community,” said Ovation.
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ABC gave a put pilot commitment to action-dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, with Scott Foley (Scandal) attached to star and produce. Project comes from writer Dave Hemingson, Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Prods.
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Moonshiners returns to Discovery on Tuesday, November 14 at 9p. For season 7, the distillery operators move deep into the remote corners of Appalachia.
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New series Cat vs. Dog launches Saturday, November 11 at 10p on Animal Planet, helping families establish pet peace in turbulent homes.
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The third installment of Syfy horror anthology Channel Zero has a name. Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block is set to air in early 2018.
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One hour unscripted special Save It or Sell It, focused on struggling small businesses in America, will premiere on Sunday, November 5 at 11p on A&E, followed by airings across enthusiast blocks on A&E, History and FYI. “A+E Networks has a rich history of storytelling in this space, with some of our longest running hit shows built around small businesses,” said Christian Murphy, SVP, Daytime & Programming Partnerships, A+E Networks. The special’s concept was developed in collaboration with Tom Duncan, CEO of Positec Tool Corporation.
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Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi and Diplo have joined the lineup for iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes. Four-hour concert event airs live on Telemundo Saturday, November 4 at 8p.
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Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo and Jacob Sartorius are onboard concert special Nickelodeon Halo Awards 2017, simulcast Sunday, November 26 at 7p across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.
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The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All premieres on A&E on Thursday, November 30 at 10p. Via new interviews and photos, true crime docu-series re-examines the tragedy getting the scripted treatment on NBC’s Law & Order True Crime.
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CBS This Morning anchors Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, along with execs including president of CBS News president David Rhodes, will be on the panel for The Paley Center’s NYC event “The News Is Back: CBS This Morning and the Morning Landscape.” Discussion takes place Wednesday, November 1 at 7p.
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RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel are offering live coverage of the National FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) Convention, taking place now through October 28 in Indianapolis.
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Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) will recur as the love interest for John Larroquettte’s character in new CBS comedy Me, Myself & I….Vincent D’Onofrio Is returning to Netflix’s Marvel’s Daredevil for season 3, slated for release in 2018. D’onofrio will reprise the role of Wilson Fisk….Hannah Ware (Betrayal) landed a role on Hulu’s The First, arriving in 2018….Alberto Frezza (Dead of Summer) nabbed a series regular role in ABC’s upcoming Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, following firefighters….Yancey Arias has been upped from recurring to series regular on season 3 of USA’s Queen of the South.
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Maria Shriver and A+E Networks president & CEO Nancy Dubuc announced a summit in NYC on November 1. “A Women’s Health Summit: It Starts With the Brain” will discuss protecting women’s minds from Alzheimer’s disease. Lifetime is the official media partner of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, the organization founded by Shriver.
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Jumping to 17.9 million Total Viewers after 7 days of TV playback, ABC’s The Good Doctor moved ahead of CBSThe Big Bang Theory (17.7 million) to rank as Monday’s most-watched program. With a 4.1 rating among A18-49, freshman drama came within .3 of Big Bang in the L+7 numbers after trailing by .8 in L+SD.
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Game 1 of the World Series on Fox drew 14.97 million total viewers, plus another 500,000 on FS1, Fox Deportes and FSGO, enough to win the night but down 23% from 2016’s 19.4 million.
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BROADWAY
M. Butterfly with Clive Owen is opening on Thursday October 26, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/M-Butterfly/

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

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 19, 2017

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

Fashion Police is handing out its last violation. The E! comedy franchise will end after seven years airs with an hour-long special finale on Monday, November 27 at 8p. Hosted by Melissa Rivers, “Fashion Police: The Farewell” will include a never-before-seen episode of the show  featuring Joan Rivers.
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The first set of performers for The 51st Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley and airing live on Wednesday, November 8 at 8p on ABC, include Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Alan Jackson and Underwood.
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Alicia Keys will reclaim her red chair on the 14th season of NBC’s The Voice. Keys, who last appeared as a coach on season 12, is set to rejoin Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and newcomer Kelly Clarkson.
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The Simpsons takes a crack at America’s favorite pastime in advance of FOX’s 20th year broadcasting the World Series. Comedic “Simpsonized” documentary, Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson, is set to air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, October 22. The World Series presented by YouTube TV starts Tuesday, October 24 on FOX.
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MasterChef was crowned the “Most Successful Cookery Television Format” by Guinness World Records. Having launched on British television on BBC One in 2005, the show has gone on to be adapted locally in 52 countries and counting.
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CBS announced participants for the 2017-2018 Directors Initiative. Jennifer Derwingson, Paige Morrow Kimball, A. Laura James, Maria Burton and Kevin Berlandi will take part in the program, which provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers and agents.
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Nielsen ’s continuing efforts to measure viewing of video content across screens and devices have taken a step forward with the offering of a syndicated solution for viewing subscription video on demand, which means tracking shows as they play on Netflix. Customers currently include NBCUniversal, Disney-AMC, A+E Networks, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. Television and three other Nielsen did not name. Streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime is expected to follow next year.
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Velocity is teaming with The National Compassion Fund Las Vegas to generate donations for the victims and families affected by the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month. Throughout the 21 hours of live coverage at Barrett-Jackson Live, the network will offer a Text-To-Donate initiative inviting viewers text VEGAS to 707070 to support the fund. Each donation garnered will be matched by Velocity up to $100,000.
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On-location filming in the greater Los Angeles area fell for the third consecutive quarter – dropping 3.5% to 9,455 shoot days in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in2016 – despite California’s annual $330 million tax incentives program.
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The Irwin family – Terri, Bindi and Robert – are collaborating with Animal Planet to develop and produce projects. “Steve Irwin was a champion for all wildlife, and he and Terri’s excitement and enthusiasm brought viewers from around the world in touch with nature,” said Patrice Andrews, General Manager, Animal Planet. “Their passion for animals, love for their family, and leadership in conservation left a strong legacy that continues today.”
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ABC is moving forward with White Dave, a comedy from David E. Talbert (First Sunday, Almost Christmas), LeBron James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment. Written by Talbert and based on his real-life experiences, it centers on a young African-American teenager, who’s grown up in an all-white suburb and suddenly moves to an all-black neighborhood.
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Zac Brown has joined forces with Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens Propgate on a deal with Brown’s Southern Reel production company to create TV, film and digital that speaks to Brown’s vision of life in the South. Already in development is a reality series focused on Southern Ground, Brown’s lifestyle brand headquarters.
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FOX gave a put pilot commitment to an untitled comedy from 20th Century Fox TV, starring Lil Rel Howrey. It marks the first project under Jerrod Carmichael‘s overall deal with the studio.
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Deadline reports that a drama series featuring Alfonso Cuaron and Casey Affleck is being pitched to pay cable and streaming outlets and is garnering interest from a few networks. Details are under wraps, but word is it’s a horror genre series that tracks the origins of a cult.
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Freeform greenlit a second season of Alone Together ahead of its series premiere. The show, which bows January 10 at 8:30p, stars comedians Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo.
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Hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri veers off the beaten path in search of extraordinary overnight stays on land and at sea on Travel Channel’s new series, Extreme Hotels, bowing Sunday, November19 at 10p.
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Motorcycle mania heads back to Discovery Channel, when father-son duo, Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., set out to reclaim their preeminent bike brands in a new season of American Chopper, starting in winter 2018.
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Freeform doubles down on laughs with a new Wednesday night comedy block. Grown-ish kicks off with a two-episode premiere on January 3, followed by Alone Together on January 10.
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Showtime kicks off 2018 with the debut of The Chi on Sunday, January 7 at 10p. Series explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.
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OWN set season premiere dates for three series. New docu-series Checked Inn bows Tuesday, November 21 at 10p. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s returns Saturday, November 25 at 9p, and Home Made Simple debuts Saturday, November 4 at 9a.
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AXS TV imports laughs and music from across the pond with variety show Tonight At the London Palladium, premiering Monday, October 30 at 11p.
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THIRTEEN’s Cyberchase launches its 11th season on Monday, October 23 on PBS Kids with a Halloween-themed adventure. Check local listings for times.
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Nat Geo WILD miniseries Savage Kingdom: Uprising begins airing Friday, November 24 at 9p, exploring survival on the African plains.
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Music legend Diana Ross receives the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement” at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 19 at 8p on ABC.
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AXS TV celebrates Thanksgiving with Fleetwood Mac specials, featuring concerts, interviews and more, beginning Thursday, November 23 at 10a. The day-long event wraps with a special broadcast of West Side Story at 9p.
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OWN is airing Queen Sugar Season Finale Special, Oprah & The Cast on Wednesday, November 15at 10:30p. Special follows the 90-minute extended season finale of Queen Sugar at 9p.
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STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson , airing Sunday, October 22 at 11p on Nat Geo, features an interview with Katie Couric.
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GetTV presents a marathon of six back-to-back episodes of 1970s action drama S.W.A.T. on Sunday, October 29 at 8p. The series reboot premieres Thursday, November 2 on CBS.
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Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Good Girls Revolt) joined the cast of FOX’s A Christmas Story Live! airing Sunday, December 17… Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) nabbed a lead in new live-action series Titans John Ellison Conley was added as a series regular to Syfy’s Tremors, the sci-fi reboot ordered to pilot in June.
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BET Networks launched a new flash briefing skill for Amazon Alexa, featuring the original digital series, Bet Breaks, that offers the biggest news in Black and pop culture. Customers can access dedicated Bet Breaks Flash Briefing on their devices, updated each day with what’s trending.
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VH1’s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party second season premiere garnered 1.8 million viewers. The show did a 0.97 Live+SD in P18-49, up 17% from the prior four-week time period average.
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Tuesday night’s live wedding premiere of Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir: The Mane Event on BET is the #1 cable series premiere of the 2017/2018 season (excluding sports and news). It drew 1.5 million Total Viewers P2+, with 951,000 Viewers A18-49.
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TBS’ presentation of the 2017 National League Championship Series presented by Camping World Game 3, the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the Chicago Cubs, averaged 6 million viewers and ranked as cable’s top program of the night in primetime, based on metered markets. Viewership was up 40% over last year’s LCS Game 3 coverage on the network.
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Empire was FOX’s most-watched show of the week, totaling 9.7 million viewers in multi-platform average audience to date, up 64% vs. Live+SD. The Gifted nearly doubled its total audience from Live+SD in its series premiere, becoming the network’s most watched Monday launch in nearly two years. The Orville posted a +126% lift in Total Viewers, while Lucifer was up +5% from its Season 2 finale.
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BROADWAY
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender is closing on Sunday October 22, 2017.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/terms-my-surrender/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 5, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/5/17)
ABC: Scandal (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Real Estate Wars (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Rehab Addict (Premiere) at 9pm
FUSION TV: Shade: Queens of NYC (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ID: Blood Relatives (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: This Old House (Premiere) at 8pm
SYFY: Van Helsing (Premiere) at 9pm
SYFY: Ghost Wars (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Guilty Rich (Finale) at 10pm

Fox Inclusion is accepting applications for the 2018 Fox Writers Lab, a program designed both to nurture writers with unique voices and life experiences, and create a pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox productions. Eight writers will be selected to participate in the program; one will receive a blind script deal with Fox Broadcasting Co. Participants from last season’s program became staff writers on current Fox series including Lucifer and The Last Man On Earth, as well as 20th Century Fox Television’s Fresh Off the Boat.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former Glee cast member Mark Salling, who played football bully Noah Puckerman on the series, struck a deal that could see him serving close to a decade behind bars and 20 years of supervised release on child pornography charges.
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New project Find The Good is in development at NBC. The family drama, written by writer/producer Geoffrey Nauffts (Nashville), is based on the 2014 memoir by best-selling author Heather Lende. Project hails from Wonderthink, the production company recently launched by Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), writer/director Richard LaGravanese and veteran TV exec Cheryl Bloch. FremantleMedia North America is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stefani Robinson, writer and producer of FX Network’s Atlanta, inked an exclusive overall production deal with FX Productions, the studio behind the Emmy-winning comedy. Under the pact, she’ll develop television series for FX and other outlets.
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Science Channel series Secrets of the Underground returns for a second season on Saturday, October 28 at 10p. Biologist and tech fanatic Rob Nelson and his new co-host, geophysicist Stefan Burns, use cutting-edge technology to investigate and uncover subterranean mysteries.
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A new season of Independent Lens kicks off on PBS on Monday, November 6 at 10p with the film Chasing Trane, which highlights sax great John Coltrane to as a man and artist.
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The Curse of Oak Island got a season 5 premiere date Tuesday, November 7 at 9p on History. Brothers Rick and Marty Lagina are doubling down with new technology and heavy machinery as they go full bore into what they believe is the famed “Money Pit” – a 160-foot deep hole first discovered by three teenage boys in the late 1700s that’s believed to be hiding a cache of valuable items.
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Showtime acquired BBC series Ill Behaviour and will premiere the six-part comedy thriller on Monday, November 13 at 10:30pm. Series swirls around the boundaries of friendship and the lengths taken to preserve it, when a recently divorced guy moves in with his best friend, who sets him up on a date with a doctor who also happens to be a raging alcoholic.
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David Letterman, Billy Joel, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer and Howard Stern are among guests booked for Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Brooklyn Week, beginning Monday, October 16. Paul Shaffer, former Late Show with David Letterman band leader, will sit in with the house band, Cleto & the Cletones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A pioneer of stand-up comedy in the Middle East, Nemr, is getting a Showtime comedy special. Nemr: No Bombing in Beirut, filmed in Lebanon and the US, premieres Saturday, October 7 at 11p.
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Lip Sync Battle Shorties Halloween Special is headed to Nickelodeon on Sunday, October 15, at 7p. The episode, hosted by Nick Cannon, will feature participants syncing and dancing on Halloween-themed stages. The special also features an appearance by Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family).
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In: Brandon Victor Dixon, who recurred in seven eps during season 4 of Starz series Power, has been promoted to series regular for season 5… Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge), who appeared in four eps of CBS Code Black since the pilot, will be a series regular for season 3… Husband and wife duo Sandy Jobin-Bevans and Kylee Evans are the new hosts of marblemedia’s Just Like Mom and Dad, the modern remake of the ‘80s series Just Like Mom.
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Out: After 15 seasons on NCIS, Pauley Perrette is exiting the CBS series at the end of this season.
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Taylor Swift leads the pack with the most nominations, six, for the 2017 MTV EMAs. Best Artist nominees Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran earned four nods each. Event will broadcast from London on Sunday, November 12.
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CBS’ The Big Bang Theory premiere added +5.42 million viewers (23.08 million from 17.66 million), +2.3 rating points in A25-54 (8.1 from 5.8) and +1.7 in A18-49 (5.8 from 4.1) in Live + 7 day over Live + same day ratings, posting its best L+7 audience delivery since December 17, 2015. The premiere of Young Sheldon added +5.24 million viewers (22.46 million from 17.22 million), +2.0 rating points in A25-54 (7.5 from 5.5) and +1.7 in A18-49 (5.5 from 3.8).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty wrapped its third season with the highest ratings in network history. Sunday’s season 3 finale drew a 3.9 in A18-24 and a 3.2 in A18-34 in Live+ same day, and was the most-watched telecast of the day across cable with A18-24, A18-34 and A18-49, according to Adult Swim and Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Time And The Conways with Elizabeth McGovern is opening on Tuesday October 10, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/time-and-conways/

1984 is closing on Sunday October 8, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/1984-broadway/

 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 14, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/14/17)
FOOD NETWORK: The Zimmerman List (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: Better Things (Premiere) at 10pm
VICE: The Pizza Show (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Bong Appetit (Premiere) at 10:30pm
FOX: Beat Shazam (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Love Connection (Finale) at 9pm

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish yesterday didn’t confirm reports that Viacom is on the verge of a soft launch of a $20/month sports-free bundle, but he didn’t deny them either. “We are highly confident that a product will exist at this price point in this calendar year,” Bakish said at the Goldman Sachs Annual Communacopia Conference. The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday had reported Viacom was working with A+E, AMC Networks, Discovery and Scripps Networks Interactive on a service to be called “Philo” to be offered via cable and satellite distributors. “Very quickly you get to a point where all distributors offer all price points,” he said yesterday. “You don’t want to churn consumers. You want to upsell and downsell them.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, the star-saturated, multiplatform telethon to raise money for those in need after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, drew more than 15.7 million viewers on broadcast television Tuesday night, according to fast-affiliate stats. NBC grabbed the largest audience, about 6.1 million, CBS logged 4.1 million, ABC drew 4 million viewers and Fox attracted 1.6 million. More than $44 million was raised by talent that included on-air appearances from Beyonce, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Kidman, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sour Mash, a half-hour family workplace comedy, is in development at NBC. From Blacklist writers Michael Gagerman and Andrew Waller (Search Party), Vertigo Entertainment, producer of feature film It, and Warner Bros. TV, the series is about a Latina chemist from Brooklyn with a passion for making bourbon who becomes the master distiller at a failing family-owned distillery in Kentucky.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz gave the green light to its development project Vida (formerly Pour Vida). Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away With Murder) will serve as showrunner with Alonso Ruizpalacios (Gueros, Verde) directing the first episode of the series, which focuses on two estranged Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of LA who are brought back together. Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!, The Carmichael Show) and Melissa Barrera (Club de Cuervos, La Mujer de Judas) are set to star. Big Beach TV will produce the series with exec producers Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf and Robin Schwartz. Lionsgate will retain all domestic and international multiplatform rights, including broadcast, home entertainment and digital for the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is getting its game back on. The network will kick off new seasons of The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal on Monday, September 18. Price, the top-rated daytime program in network TV and the longest-running game show on television, celebrates Drew Carey’s 10th anniversary this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cooking Channel dishes out a new season of Choccywoccydoodah on Friday, October 6 at 11p. Then, Southern food expert Damaris Phillips teams with NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood to talk Southern food and culture on the new series Southern and Hungry, premiering Monday, October 9 at 10p. MasterChef Canada is back with a new season Tuesday, October 10 at 8p, and Man’s Greatest Food is back Wednesday, October 11 at 8p. Food: Fact or Fiction? returns Sunday, October 22 at 10p, as does Carnival Eats on Thursday, October 26 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Uncanny timing for the debut of Smithsonian Channel’s new series Make It Out Alive in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The show takes viewers behind some of the world’s greatest disasters and reveals the stories of those that faced split-second decisions that made the difference between life and death. Series, which debuts Sunday, October 15 at 9p and covers events including the eruption of Mount St. Helens, will be preceded by a sneak peek on Saturday, October 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Science Channel series Strange Evidence investigates mysteries caught on surveillance cameras and uncovers the science behind some bizarre recorded occurrences. Debuting Tuesday, October 17 at 10p, series features analysis of footage that seems to defy explanation, including levitating cars on a freeway, a statue that appears to move on its own and a spontaneous burst of flames.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dave Chappelle, James Corden, Viola Davis and Seth MacFarlane are among the latest round of presenters announced for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert on Sunday, September 17 at 8p. Additionally, Christopher Jackson is onboard to perform an In Memoriam tribute at the event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reba McEntire will debut as host for the eighth annual CMA Country Christmas event from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Monday, November 27 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), RJ Cyler (I’m Dying Up Here), Jessica Sula (Recovery Road), Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why) and Giullian Yao Gioiello (Julie’s Greenroom) joined the season 3 cast of MTV’s Scream, which heads into production Monday in Atlanta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bonnie Hunt (Life With Bonnie) will co-star opposite Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano in Showtime limited series Escape At Dannemora, based on the true story of a 2015 prison break in upstate New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV is partnering with Reddit to launch an interactive viewing experience for The Chris Gethard Show on Thursday, September 14 at 11p. The episode features guest John Oliver (Last Week Tonight). Fans will be able to livestream the full episode on Reddit as a one-night event, interact in real time with other fans within the Reddit platform and submit questions and comments to Gethard, Oliver and the cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Groundhog Day is closing on Sunday September 17, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/groundhog-day/

Bandstand is closing on Sunday September 17, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/bandstand/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 17, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/17/17)
A&E: The Murder of Laci Peterson: A Closer Look (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Flipping Out (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Project Runway (Premiere) at 8pm
SHOWTIME: Naked SNCTM (Premiere) at 11pm
DIY: Tiny Luxury (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: Alone (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Murder Among Friends (Finale) at 9pm
VICELAND: King of the Road (Finale) at 9pm

An upcoming installment of HBO’s Game of Thrones was leaked, but hackers aren’t to blame. Season 7’s episode 6 was mistakenly posted (!) on HBO Nordic and HBO Espana platforms, and the brief period it was available was enough time for it to spread on piracy sites. “The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor….This is not connected to the recent cyber incident at HBO in the U.S.,” clarified an HBO Europe  spokesperson. That cyber attack, in July, led to the release of episodes of HBO series including Insecure and Ballers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In another incident unrelated to the HBO attack, 4 people in India were arrested for the leak of episode 4 of Game of Thrones. All are current or former employees of Prime Focus Technologies, which processes the show for Star India. “It is important to note that this was not a system hack. It was an illegal breach of obligations by the concerned persons,” said PFT founder and CEO Ramki Sankaranarayanan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Senator Al Franken, who canceled a June appearance on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher after Maher used a racial slur, is giving Maher (who has expressed his regret at the offensive blurt) another chance. Franken will appear on tomorrow’s show, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC signed up for Nielsen’s National Out-of-Home Reporting Service, offering ratings on all content aired in Live+7, including at restaurants, bars, airports and more. Disney cousin ESPN was the first network to jump aboard; Turner has also signed on.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Of course networks would to well to count every eyeball they can, as cord cutters continue to snip. Kagan reports pay TV lost 976,000 subscribers in 2Q17, dipping to 96.1 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music Choice is teaming with digital Latin music video network VidaPrimo to bring underground genre Latin Trap, until now found on viral videos, social media and concerts, to TV for the first time. What’s the deal? “This fresh new sound is making waves across all borders north and south of the US,” said Gaby and Buda, management for Latin Urban artist Messiah. “The Music Choice/VidaPrimo partnership not only offers our artist Messiah a mammoth network to help him reach and expand his fan base; it also provides his fans a whole new interactive way to connect with him, his music, content, and videos. This is something difficult to accomplish at traditional Latin radio, due to their limited space in programming for these kind of artist and their music.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shonda Rhimes may have departed ABC for Netflix, but Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, The Strain) is back in the fold. At the close of a first-look deal with A+E Studios, Cuse inked a big, 4-year overall deal with ABC Studios. “I love genre storytelling with a high-quality bar, a compelling twist or narrative element,” said Cuse. “If you look at the shows I’ve done, that’s very much my sweet spot. I think Lost was an example of an elevated genre show that worked well, and I want to continue to work in that arena.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN announced a new series from Moonlight’s Tarell Alvin McRaney. The coming-of-age drama, McRaney’s first television series, and inspired by events in his own life, will focus on a 14-year-old prodigy haunted by the death of his best friend. “When Tarell shared his powerful story with us there wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” said Oprah Winfrey. The yet-to-be-titled series will be produced for OWN by Page Fright and Outlier Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC grabbed comedic hourlong drama Kristy Kottis from Regina Corrado (The Strain), Felicity Huffman (American Crime), Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club) and Working Title, inspired by the real-life schoolteacher-turned FBI agent. Studio is NBCUniversal International Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV International greenlit production of music game show Crash Karaoke. In each episode, volunteers will be enlisted to participate in a head-to-head karaoke showdown. Production of the series begins this month, with international roll-out beginning later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network and Universal Cable Productions announced that the season 7 finale of Suits (airing 1Q18) will serve as a potential spinoff, centered on lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres). The pilot will be executive produced and written by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh and executive producer Daniel Arkin, and directed by Anton Cropper (House of Lies). Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic (Suits) will also serve as executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA and Universal Cable are also teaming to develop a TV adaptation of Night Vale Presents podcast Alice Isn’t Dead, following a truck driver as she searches for her missing wife. Alice creator Joseph Fink will exec produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Karl Gajdusek (Stranger Things) will executive produce and serve as showrunner for season 2 of Amazon dramedy Z: The Beginning of Everything.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tall tales: My Giant Life returns to TLC for season 3 on Sunday, September 17 at 10p, as 6 women deal with the challenges of being 6 feet 6 inches and above.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 4 of Starz Survivor’s Remorse arrives Sunday, August 20 at 10p, with Cam visiting his father Rodney for the first time on over 20 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS’s Nature is back Wednesday, October 4 at 8p (check local listings) with 6 new documentaries. First up: Naledi: One Little Elephant, focused on the rescue of an orphaned baby elephant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

North Carolina was the state chosen via Facebook by fans of INSP culinary travel series State Plate to be added to the show’s itinerary for season 2. NC joins 11 other states making up the 12 episodes added to the sophomore run, which will start airing Friday, January 26 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Victoria is back for season 2 on Masterpiece on PBS Sunday, January 14. The series delivered over 16.2 million viewers its first go-round, second only among PBS dramas to Downton Abbey in the last 20 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AT&T’s Audience Network is premiering 2 original comedies on Tuesday, October 17. Hit the Road, starring Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) as a family patriarch looking for pop stardom debuts at 8p, followed by Loudermilk, following the life of a recovering alcoholic and drug counselor played by Ron Livingston (Office Space).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel is offering live coverage, and then some, of the total solar eclipse on August 21. “The Great American Eclipse is the Super Bowl of space and Science Channel is giving it the big game treatment,” Marc Etkind, network GM, tells Cynopsis. “We begin with pregame coverage the night before. Game day we’re going live from Madras, Oregon, one of the first places to view the eclipse in the nation. That night, we’ll have highlights and analysis in primetime hosted by former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino.” Bonus? “No glasses needed if you’re watching on TV.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tribeca TV Festival, September 22-24, will include the series premieres of truTV’s At Home with Amy Sedaris, ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley, and SundanceTV’s Liar, the season 2 premiere of ABC’s Designated Survivor, and sneak peeks at FX’s Better Things and Fox’s Gotham, as well as a “special conversation” with the cast and creators of NBC’s Will & Grace revival. “Ten years ago we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival,” said Tribeca co-founder Robert De Niro (not sure we agree with that, but…). “Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both the quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

With space mission Cassini-Huygens coming to an end after 20 years, PBS’s NOVA: Death Dive to Saturn explores the images and data from the journey on Wednesday, September 13 at 9p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is offering a Labor Day Beach Boys block on Monday, September 4, starting at 10a with a Mike Love sit-down with Dan Rather on The Big Interview, and ending with 2000 miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family at 4p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s “Twisted Secrets September” movie Ten, based on the teen horror novel, premieres Saturday, September 16 at 8p, followed by teen vampire film Drink, Slay, Love at 10p. Supernatural drama Sea Change, based on the YA novel, bows the following night at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Altice USA chairman and CEO Dexter Goei will be a featured guest at the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference’s Cablefax Breakfast, honoring the most influential minorities in cable, on Tuesday, September 26 in NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joy Nash (The Mindy Project) joins AMC’s upcoming Dietland in the lead role. Dramedy explored society’s obsession with weight loss. Marti Noxon (UnReal) serves ad EP, writer, showrunner and director of multiple episodes of the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple has plans to buy or produce up to 10 TV shows to run on Apple Music or a “new, video-focused service,” reports the Wall Street Journal. The tech giant, which just hired former WGN America President Matt Cherniss, is ready to spend $1 billion on programming in the next year, according to WSJ.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1’s new Baller Wives earned a 1.14 rating among A18-49, with 2.3 million viewers tuning in for the series premiere and encore airing, making it the #1 non-sports cable program in its Monday time slot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
On Your Feet! about Gloria & Emilio Estefan closes on Sunday August 20, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/your-feet/

 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 10, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/10/17)
DISCOVERY: First In Human (Premiere) at 9pm
INSP: The Cowboy Way: Alabama (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (Premiere) at 9pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Yukon Men: Roughing It (Finale) at 10pm
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing New York (Finale) at 9pm
CMT: Nashville (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Bossip On WE TV (Finale) at 10pm

Starz has begun a forensic investigation and plans to take legal action against whoever was responsible for leaking online the final 3 episodes of Power’s fourth season. “This seems to be a case of password sharing that resulted in homemade videos of the episodes which were taped off a TV screen and posted online,” said Starz in a statement Wednesday. The leak was due to a breach in the press screening room, and the leaker might have made Starz’ job a little easier by filming himself talking about the videos. Season 4 finale airs Sunday, August 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eighty-six percent of adult broadband users binge view at least occasionally, according to new research from The Diffusion Group, but frequency skews strongly (not surprisingly) in favor of young adults, with 58% of A18-34s binging daily. “The fact that 31% of Heavy Bingers are between the ages of 18 and 34 further illustrates just how different millennial viewing habits are from those of older generations,” said Michael Greeson, president and principal analyst at TDG.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Less than a year after launching Half, an initiative to make Hollywood more inclusive, Ryan Murphy Television announced its director slate hired 60% women directors, and 94% met the minority requirement. In collaboration with John Landgraf and FX Networks, it’s an increase from 12% female/diverse directors in 2015 to 51% in 2016 for the network as a whole. “I love looking around my company and empowering inclusion in all departments” said Murphy. “I recently led a production meeting and was proud to see that more than half of the people sitting at the table were women and minorities. That’s the way it should be.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Environmental Media Association announced the 2017 nominees for the 27th Annual EMA Awards. Netflix and FOX topped the list with 4 nominations each, followed by 3 apiece for National Geographic, Hulu and HBO. Ceremony takes place on September 23 in Santa Monica.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the Antonio Four, which nabbed ID its first Peabody and GLAAD Media awards, was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy. The film from Deborah S. Esquenazi is available on the net’s TVE platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, focusing on cultural diversity in the communications industry, is expanding its national footprint with the installation of two new chapters, in Virginia and Detroit. The organization has 18 chapters nationwide.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS put in development a nuclear submarine drama, Trident, from writer David Wilcox and Secret Hideout (Star Trek: Discovery).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Ballad of Buster Scraggs, a western anthology from the Coen Brothers, will debut on Netflix in 2016. Produced by Annapurna Television, each of six chapters will tell a different story about the American West.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Queen (wt), a dramedy series project from RuPaul and J.J. Abrams Bad Robot is in development at Hulu. Story is a fictionalized account of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to global star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will Mayans, the Sons of Anarchy spin-off that’s gone through a reshoot and recasting, make it to series? Reporters at the Television Critics Association summer tour had to be optimistic after seeing footage from the pilot in a promo for upcoming service FX+. “It’s a good sign,” acknowledged FX CEO John Landgraf. “I’m really excited where we are in the process on Mayans. I’m very confident about the future of the spin-off.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As for a fourth season of Fargo, that’s all up to creator Noah Hawley, currently working on season 2 of FX’s Legion. “We’ve encouraged Noah to think about it and make sure he has something that he’s really excited about and believes in,” said Landgraf, “so there’s at least some possibility that he won’t have that idea for some period of time. I think there’s also a decent possibility, because Noah’s been insanely fertile and productive, that we’ll hear that idea fairly soon.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s Snowfall landed an early renewal for a second season, set to launch in 2018. While the season one set-up required “table setting” of storylines that takes time, said co-creator Dave Andron, “We would certainly like to hit season 2 very much with the ground running.” The crack epidemic drama is averaging 5 million total viewers across platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Zosia Mamet (Girls) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire) will guest star on season 4 of FXX’s You’re the Worst, returning with a one-hour premiere Wednesday, September 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has officially added a second night of weekend fantasy programming. Saturday nights offer fresh episodes of Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation at 9p and House Hunters Renovation at 10p. Sunday’s primetime lineup has helped HGTV maintain a top #3 ranking among cable networks on the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT pays tribute to Glen Campbell today at 8:30a, with appearances by Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Reba, as well as archival photos and the country star’s final CMT interview, in news special CMT Remembers Glen Campbell. If you’re reading your Cynopsis late, no worries – there will be encores Friday, August 11 at 7p and Saturday, August 12 at 8:30am.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rapper Ice-T will be featured in the season 11 finale of TV One’s Unsung, airing Sunday, August 13 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott and George Strait will perform for CBS’s 11th Annual ACM Honors, celebrating off-camera Country Music Award honorees, on Friday, September 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AHC special Oklahoma Bombing: As We Watched premieres Sunday, August 13 at 10p, with news footage of the days and weeks following the April, 1995 bombing that left 168 people dead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aaron Eckert (Sully) has been added to the cast of Amazon anthology The Romanoffs…. Jackie Goldston (Shots Fired) landed a co-star role in Fox drama The Passage….James Carpinello gets a bump from guest star to recurring when NBC’s The Blacklist returns for season 5….Ruffin Prentiss (Elementary) will recur on season 2 of E!’s The Arrangement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Urban Movie Channel is collaborating with Jay Ellis (Insecure) on Hard Medicine, a workplace comedy series of 10-12 minute episodes centered on a quirky doctor in a low-income health clinic. Show premieres on UMC on August 16; first 2 episodes launched on Ellis’ Facebook page.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of NBC’s World of Dance leaped 18% versus last week among A18-49, hitting 2.0/8, and had its most-watched episode in 2 months, with 8.3 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Man v. Food premiered with back-to-back episodes Monday and posted +43% gains over year-ago in the timeslot, ranking as a top 20 cable show and drawing over 960,000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Below Deck Mediterranean delivered a series high among all key demos, earning 1.2 million P18-49 (up +4% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.4 million P25-54 (up +3%), and 2.2 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender is opening on Thursday August 10, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/terms-my-surrender/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 3, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/3/17)
CMT: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team (Premiere) at 10pm
CMT: I Love Kellie Pickler (Premiere) at 11pm
VICELAND: What Would Diplo Do? (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Nuts & Bolts (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TBS: The Guest Book (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Mysteries At The Museum (Premiere) at 9pm
TRU TV: Impractical Jokers (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TRU TV: The Chris Gethard Show (Premiere) at 11pm
UP: Small Town, Big Mayor (Premiere) at 9:30pm
PBS: The Tunnel: Sabotage (Finale) at 9pm

ABC’s The Middle is coming to an end – upcoming season 9 will be its last. “Last year we sat down with our cast and made the bittersweet decision together that in this ninth season it is time to bring the Hecks’ story to a close. It’s been an amazing run, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we’re looking forward to having an entire year to say goodbye,” said series creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. “Plus, we wanted to go out before too many people knew we were on the air.” Moved to Tuesday from Wednesday last season, the show was the most-watched comedy in the time period in 5 years. Farewell tour begins Tuesday, October 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Time Warner can thank Turner and HBO, in part, for a 5% rise in revenues in 2Q17, to $7.3 billion. A 13% lift in subscription revenue, from higher domestic rates and international growth, offset a decrease in ad and content revenues at Turner, while HBO contributed an 8% increase in sub revenue, enough to make up for lower home entertainment and international licensing dollars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hacker update: HBO chairman and CEO Richard Pepler sent an email to staff regarding the company’s recent cyber attack, saying, “Many people have expressed particular concern about our e-mail system At this time, we do not believe our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised.” While Pepler didn’t go into what was stolen, he noted, “There has been and will continue to be an enormous amount of speculation in the media….as is often the case, things you read may very well not be true.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV inked a first-look production and executive producer overall deal with Liza Koshy, best known for her weekly content on YouTube. Under the agreement, Koshy will develop and executive produce original content for MTV, as well as make appearances on the net’s revival of live music show TRL and other MTV programming. TRL is set to premiere on Monday, October 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is teaming with Vin Diesel to develop a reboot of its 1984-1990 crime drama, Miami Vice, via Diesel’s first-look deal with Universal Television. Diesel and Shana Waterman (Wayward Pines) will executive produce alongside Chris Morgan (Fast and the Furious) and Ainsley Davies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pilot production in LA fell to its lowest level since 2009, according to a study from FilmL.A., down 14%. With the nationwide average also down 14%, and LA retaining total share from 2015-2016, one likely explanation is the growth in straight-to-series orders, which rose by 14%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, CW released the dates for the new season’s superhero crossover episodes, two per night: Monday, November 27, features Supergirl followed by Arrow; The Flash mixes it up with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on November 28. Last year’s crossover stunt “was the most successful week in CW history,” said net president Mark Pedowitz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It appears there’s Hope for The Originals, heading into its last season on CW. Early talks are underway with creator Julie Plec about a possible spinoffs, including one based on the character of Hope. “There have been many discussions,” said Pedowitz. “I’m very interested if [Plec] wants to do it in the Vampire Diaries universe.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

With Rebecca having been left at the altar at the end of season two, the theme for season 3 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is revenge, said series creator and star Rachel Bloom– or, as she put it, “funny Fatal Attraction.” Though co-creator Aline Brosh clarified, “If Rebecca tried to boil a bunny, she would take the bunny and bring it home, and a month later she would have 50 bunnies. She is not very good at being a femme fatale.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access announced 3 new original series: No Activity, its first comedy, from Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny or Die; mystery/thriller $1; and drama Strange Angel, based on the true story of the double life of rocket scientist Jack Parsons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tell us again why CBS All Access’ highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery was postponed from January to September 24? “To justify being on a premium cable service, we knew it had to be huge in emotion and character,” said exec producer Alex Kurtzman. “And to build this world, there was an airdate looming, and we couldn’t compromise the show for the sake of a date.” As for the Klingons, exec producer Aaron Harberts promised that instead of being “the thugs of the universe,” they’d be “sexy and vital and different.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Audra McDonald will reprise her role as The Good Wife’s Liz Lawrence on CBS All AccessThe Good Fight, and Michael Boatman and Nyambi Nyambi were upped from recurring to series regulars. Season two of the spinoff premieres in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS programming senior EVP Thom Sherman told a TCA audience Erinn Hayes’ character will be killed off on Kevin Can Wait.  “We will be moving forward in time, catching up at a later date,” said Sherman of the storyline. Hayes’ departure was announced in June; Leah Remini, series star Kevin James’ TV wife on King of Queens, is joining the series after a guest spot on the season one finale. “The chemistry between Kevin and Leah was amazing in the stunt episode we did at the end of last season, and we decided we want to continue that,” said Sherman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeremy Piven explained what attracted him to his role as a billionaire tech innovator hunting for his daughter’s killer in CBS’s upcoming Wisdom of the Crowd. “He’s a human being who is emotionally available and will utterly do the wrong thing for the right reasons,” said Piven. “I pretended I was on the fence [about accepting the role], but I was always in.” Wisdom launches Sunday, October 1 at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Jacksons will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award at the Black Music Awards, taping August 18 and airing on broadcast syndication September 2-30 and on Bounce TV on Tuesday, October 10 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV celebrates 1967’s “Summer of Love” 50 years ago with Saturday rock blocks every weekend this month. Kicking things off is Rock Legends: The Grateful Dead on August 5 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians 10 Year Anniversary Special airs Sunday, September 24 at 9p, hosted and exec produced by how-can-he-possibly-have-time-on-his-hands Ryan Seacrest. “Fun and flirty” season 14 of the reality show launches the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scream Queen’s Emma Roberts reunites with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story: Cult….Jean Villepique (Up All Night) landed a series regular on upcoming NBC comedy A.P. Bio….Emily Arlook (The Good Place), SNL’s Chris Parnell and Trevor Jackson (American Crime) have joined the cast of Freeform’s black-ish spinoff, grown-ish (renamed from college-ish), arriving in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Writers Guild of America added a new trophy: outstanding achievement in writing in digital news, for text-only material. Awards are February 11 in NYC and Beverly Hills.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is adding 12 new anime series and an animated Godzilla film, the streaming service announced in Tokyo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The View averaged 2.6 million total viewers and 441,000 W24-54, its strongest numbers in 6 weeks. Season to date, it’s the daytimer’s most-watched season in 3 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Indecent is closing on Sunday August 6, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/indecent/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

June 29, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/29/17)
ABC: Battle of the Network Stars (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Zoo (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Cold Case Files (Finale) at 10pm
BRAVO: Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer (Finale) at 10pm

Snap Decision will launch on both GSN and in broadcast syndication on Sinclair stations. The comedic game show, produced by GSN and Tornante-Sinclair and hosted by The Carmichael Show’s David Alan Grier, premieres with 4 back-to-back episodes on Monday, August 7 at 9p on GSN, moving to its regular Tuesday time period the next night. In syndication, Snap Decision will air weekdays on 20 Sinclair stations. “We believe that this unique new model offers multiple opportunities to build the brand,” said Arthur Hasson, COO of programming at Sinclair Broadcast Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s Late Show is tinkering with its Friday formula. While the late-nighter usually tapes two episodes on Thursdays, tomorrow’s show will feature a new opening and monologue, with highlights from earlier in the week filling out the rest of the program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP has been added to Verizon Fios’ high definition channel line-up, ahead of the premiere of series The Cowboy Way: Alabama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mason Dixon, from Lee Daniels (Empire), is in development at Fox. Hour-long drama from 20th Century Fox Television centers on a black politician’s wife and good-ol’-boy who form an unlikely alliance after their spouses cheat. Writer is Julian Breece (The First).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Networks is teaming with executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment and filmmaker Gotham Chopra for a project examining the modern history of the National Basketball Association and its impact on global popular culture. Three-part documentary film series is slated to premiere on Showtime in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS News is launching CBSN: On Assignment, airing 4 consecutive Mondays starting July 31 at 10p. Series will feature experiential reports on stories ranging from grassroots efforts to combat gun violence to investigations into new terrorist threats. “This is an opportunity to showcase the voices and original storytelling from CBSN to an entirely new audience,” said Nancy Lane, senior executive producer for CBS News Digital. “Our long-form programming enhances our live, anchored coverage throughout the day.” The show will air simultaneously on CBS, CBSN and CBS All Access.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Celebrity scandal series Under the Influence debuts on Reelz Friday, July 7 at 9p, with the tragic stories of Heath Ledger and River Phoenix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will launch with a one-hour premiere on Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America’s Top Gear America revs up Sunday, July 30 at 8p, with team members William Fichtner (Mom), Top Fuel Drag Racing Champion Antron Brown, British car journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford, and Stig.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS’s RARE- Creatures of the Photo Ark follows National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he documents threatened species. Three-parter premieres Tuesday, July 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mr. Mercedes, based on the Stephen King novel, premieres on AT&T Audience Network Wednesday, August 9 at 8p. David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) wrote and adapted for television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FXX’s You’re the Worst is back for season 4 on Wednesday, September 6 at 10p. Sister net FX brings back Better Things for season 2 on Thursday, September 14 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Flipping Out returns for season 10 on Thursday, August 17 at 9p. This time around, house flipper Jeff Lewis has a new project: fatherhood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The hunt for good deals on great food is back on Wednesday, July 12 at 10p, with the return of Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats. First stop, with just $35 to pay for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, is Annapolis, Maryland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showcasing secret beaches, private waterfalls and hidden caves, Travel Channel’s Top Secret Swimming Holes returns Sunday, July 23 at 9p and 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity’s Iron Resurrection returns for season 2 on Tuesday, July 11 at 10p, offering new life to rusted wrecks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon original series Tumble Leaf will spend a third season helping preschoolers understand the world around starting August 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grace Vanderwaal will have her dream come true when Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters returns Friday, August 4 at 9p. After triumphing on season 11 of America’s Got Talent, the singer-songwriter said she hoped to use her winnings to have a “sick treehouse” built by treehouse builder Pete Nelson. Done!
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viceland will air an update of eight-part 2014 Vice News web series Last Chance High, focused on a Chicago school for troubled kids, starting Monday, July 17 at 10:30p. The net is also offering a week-long run of comedy documentary series Funny How?, hosted by Kliph Nesteroff, from July 10-14 at 11:30p
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey Network is serving up 96 hours of stomps and slaughter during its “Kaijuly Roarth” Godzilla marathon starting Saturday, July 1 at 6a. First up: Gojira.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Stewart will present the Pat Tillman Award for Service to disabled veteran and Invictus Games gold medalist Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro during the 25th ESPYS. Live telecast airs on ABC Wednesday, July 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elian, a documentary exploring the fallout following the 1999 sea rescue of Elian Gonzalez, will premiere in simulcast on CNN/US and CNN en Espanol on Thursday, August 24 at 9p. “At a moment when Americans are once again debating the country’s relationship with Cuba, Elian’s story is a powerful reminder of how ordinary Cubans in both countries have so often been trampled in the geopolitical battles between Washington and Havana,” said director Tim Golden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sundance TV and BBC One drama The Split begins production in the UK next week with Nicola Walker (River), Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me), Stephen Mangan (Episodes), Fiona Button (Lip Service), Deborah Findlay (Leaving), Annabel Scholey (Being Human) and Barry Atsma (Hector and the Search for Happiness).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) landed the role of Becky Sharp in the ITV/Amazon Studios adaptation of the classic novel Vanity Fair. Mammoth Screen is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment announced the international cast for upcoming event series Das Boot: Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), Rainer Bock (Inglourious Basterds), Rick Okon (Tatort), Vicky Krieps (Colonia Dignidad), Jonathan Zaccai (Robin Hood), Leonard Scheicher (Finsterworld), Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm), Franz Dinda (The Cloud) and Stefan Konarske (The Young Karl Marx).
(Source: Cynopsis)

This Is UsAlexandra Breckenridge (Sophie) and Joe Huertas (Miguel) have been upped to series regulars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jodie Comer (The White Princess) has been cast opposite Sandra Oh in BBCA’s upcoming scripted series, Killing Eve, debuting in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cory Hardrict (American Sniper) landed a role in Crackle original drama The Oath, arriving in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Kelly Reilly (Flight), Luke Grimes (American Sniper) and Cole Hauser (Tigerland) have joined Kevin Costner in the cast of upcoming Paramount Network drama Yellowstone, premiering in summer 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ne-Yo (The Wiz), Naya Rivera (Glee) and Faizon Love (Elf) are set to star in YouTube Red drama Step Up: High Water, based on the film franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kathy Baker (The Ranch) and Greg Gunberg (Heroes) landed leading roles in HBO’s untitled movie about the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Al Pacino is playing Joe Paterno.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of La Piloto reached 3.1 million total viewers on Wednesday, helping Univision rank as the #3 broadcast network for the night among A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes’ multi-platform coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 reached 9.6 million total viewers through the group stage, averaging 1 million total viewers and 519,000 A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s The Late Show and NBC’s Tonight Show were neck-and-neck in the ratings the week ending June 23. While Tonight Show eked out the win in Live+SD numbers (2.66 million versus 2.63 million), Late Show pulled ahead in Live+3 Nielsens, 3.1 million to 2.86 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

48 HOURS: “Serial Confessions” was Saturday’s #1 program among viewers and A25-54 (tied with TBS), according to Nielsen Live+SD ratings for June 24. Confessions delivered 3.67 million viewers and a .8/3 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Azteca America finished June with its best primetime June delivery in five years among key demos, including total viewers (+14%) and A18-49 (+5%). The network reached a primetime audience of more than 1.3 million A18-49, who consumed more than 2.7 million hours of content during the month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewership for Trailblazer Honors was up 80% with total viewers and 118% among P18-49.  Friday’s one-hour special event, which aired on Logo and VH1, delivered 328,000 total viewers and 203,000 P18-49 across networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Marvin’s Room with Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor & Celia Weston is opening on Thursday June 29, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/marvins-room/

The Little Foxes with Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon is closing on Sunday July 2, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/little-foxes/

The End of Longing (Off-Broadway) with Matthew Perry is closing on Saturday July 1, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-end-of-longing/

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

June 22, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/22/17)
ABC: Boy Band (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: The Gong Show (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Diesel Brothers: Bases Loaded (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Hollywood Game Night (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: The Wall (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: The Night Shift (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: How It’s Made: American Made (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: How It’s Made (Premiere) at 9:30pm
SPIKE: The Mist (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Mysteries of The Outdoors (Premiere) at 10pm
WORLD: Great Yellowstone Thaw (Premiere) at 8pm

Get out your smelling salts and check your entailments: a Downton Abbey movie is in the works, according to NBCUniversal International Studios president Michael Edelstein. “We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year,” the exec said while in Singapore for Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. The original series aired in the US as part of PBS Masterpiece from 2010-15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment One has signed an overall first-look, multi-year deal with StoryBy Entertainment. According to the arrangement, eOne will serve as the studio on StoryBy’s TV projects and control worldwide rights. StoryBy is designed to create film and TV projects based on premium source material, and has series including USA’s Queen of the South, Freeform’s Stitchers and the upcoming Scott Free-produced The Terror for AMC, based on Dan Simmons’ novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A big cast shift at NBC‘s Taken, where six cast members are exiting as the show retools for its second season. Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and James Landry Hébertwill are all out, and Greg Plageman will be taking over as showrunner for the series, after Alexander Cary departed in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Leftovers co-creator Damon Lindelof appears to be bouncing from that shuttered series to take on an under-development Watchmen series at HBO. Though Zack Snyder, director of the 2009 Watchmen film, had been shopping around such a series in 2015, he is reportedly no longer attached to the project. The series would be based on the Alan Moore graphic novel of the same name, published between 1986-87.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel has greenlit an 18-ep half-hour series for Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods), The Zimmern List. Production begins in late June in Portland, ME and Boston. “Andrew is the ultimate resource and ‘friend-in the-know’ for where to eat in great cities across the country,” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Travel Channel, Food Network and Cooking Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production is underway for Jason Alexander‘s new original comedy series Hit the Road for Audience Network. The show, which films in Vancouver, was co-created by Alexander and Emmy-nominated comedy writer Peter Tilden and screenwriter Dean Craig, and focuses on a band of dysfunctional wannabe rock stars. The show has a 10-episode straight-to-series order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Narcos showrunner/EP Eric Newman, Propagate Content chairman/co-CEO Ben Silverman and entrepreneur Chris Blackwell (Island Records founder) have partnered to produce series about the birth of the Jamaican music industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic’s second season of its scripted anthology series Genius will focus on the life of painter Pablo Picasso. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard‘s Imagine Entertainment, Madison Wells Media’s OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow are all returning as production partners. It is set to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game of Thrones is getting its game face on for the imminent arrival of Season 7. HBO dropped a new trailer on YouTube Wednesday that promised #WinterIsHere and featured an epic battle scene. In addition, the net released 12 new character posters for the series featuring the same slogan. The series returns Sunday, July 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary Indivisible, which follows three undocumented immigrants seeking citizenship, is set to have its world premiere on Fuse Saturday, July 29. Multiplatform content will include deleted scenes and cast interviews.
(Source: Cynopsis)

When a total solar eclipse spans the continental United States on Monday, August 21, Science Channel will be there to provide live footage across the country. The event is the first of its kind in 99 years. That night the net will air The Great American Eclipse (wt) with same-day footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Oyelowo (Selma) will lend his voice to the role of Scar in the second season of Disney Junior‘s The Lion Guard, which returns on Friday, July 7. Other guest stars slated to voice characters include Hamilton‘s Renée Elise Goldsberry and musician Common.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Finn Wittrock (La La Land) has joined the cast of FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He previously worked with EP Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story‘s three most recent seasons. Versace will premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kathy Baker and Kyle Bornheimer have signed on to Judd Apatow‘s Netflix comedy Love in recurring roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Esper (Shades of Blue) will co-star as John Paul Getty II along with Harris Dickinson, Hilary Swank and Donald Sutherland in FX’s Trust, a 10-episode limited series about the Getty heir’s kidnapping. The series is set to premiere in January 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Ballet Theatre‘s Misty Copeland will join NBC‘s World of Dance as a guest judge on July 18 and 25 (both Mondays), in the competition show’s third round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arlen Escarpeta (Whitney) has signed on with the cast of Crackle drama The Oath, which is exec produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and G-Unit Film & Television Inc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu original series Freakish announced its new cast for the upcoming second season, including Brant Daughterty, Ryan McCartan, Saxon Sharbino, Niki DeMartino, Jordan Calloway, Amanda Steele, and Jake Busey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has unveiled a slate of interactive programming that will include an animated Puss in Boots spinoff, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale. Smart TV users, along with those who watch on streaming media players, game consoles or iOS devices will be able to access some of this new programming as though it was a “choose your own adventure” experience, and audiences will be able to choose how the story will proceed within an episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
1984 with Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge is opening on Thursday June 22, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/1984-broadway/

Indecent is closing on Sunday June 25, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/indecent/

Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close is closing on Sunday June 25, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/sunset-boulevard/

Sweat is closing on Sunday June 25, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/sweat/