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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

September 21, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/21/17)
FOX: Gotham (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: American Beauty Star (Premiere) at 8pm
BRAVO: Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Zoo (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men: Fully Loaded (Finale) at 8pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Finale) at 9pm

Sean Penn has joined the cast of Beau Willimon’s upcoming Hulu drama series The First, following the first human mission to Mars. Speaking of firsts, it’s the Academy Award winner’s first regular series role into TV. (Penn’s ex-wife, Robin Wright, stars in WIllimon-created House of Cards.) The First is slated to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix yanked episode 35 of animated kids’ show Maya the Bee after a viewer (and mom) noticed a crude drawing in the background which, judging from her screen shot, was very clearly a penis. The viewer posted a video of the drawing on Facebook.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? is coming to Up on Sunday, October 1 at 7p, before settling into its regular time slot of Sundays from 8p-1a and weeknights at 11p. Acquired episodes of the improv game show include 185 hosted by Drew Carey, and 76 hosted by Aisha Tyler.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OUTtv acquired seasons 1-3 of Mom vs Matchmaker. Seasons 1 and 2 have been airing in the U.S. on MyxTV, with the third round set to debut in 2018. The reality show has also been sold to Australia (E!), Middle East (Fox), North Africa (Fox), and Discovery Latin America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ghost Whisperer, which ran on CBS from 2005-2010, is back – this time on getTV. Back-to-back episodes of the supernatural series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt will air weekdays at 1p and 2p, starting Monday September 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS gave a 13-episode series production commitment to a new scripted drama from Dick Wolf. F.B.I. (wt), a co-production of Universal Television and CBS Television Studios, will focus on the inner workings of the New York office of  the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Wolf, Craig Turk (The Good Wife), Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski will serve as executive producers, while Turk will serve as showrunner and is writing the pilot episode. Uber-producer Wolf has his  hands full, with 5 dramas on NBC, as well as nonfiction Cold Justice and Criminal Confessions on Oxygen and Nightwatch on A&E.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS also gave a pilot production commitment to I Mom So Hard, a comedy from Michelle Nader (2 Broke Girls) and Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), based on the web series. Warner Bros. Television is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A spin-off of Riverdale is in development at The CW. Based on the Archie Comics character, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina would offer a decidedly darker take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch than Melissa Joan Hart’s sunny portrayal in that 1996-2003 series, which  migrated from ABC to The WB during its run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A fifth Game of Thrones prequel is being written by Thrones co-exec producer Bryan Cogman, reports EW. Cogman worked closely with author George R.R. Martin to develop the project. None of the prequels in development are done deals, and none would air until the end of GoT’s final season in late 2018 or 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An untitled comedy from Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) and Amy Poehler scored a straight to series order from Netflix. Comedy centers on a woman (Lyonne) on her way to a party in NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s Queen Sugar is getting the royal treatment with a 2-night season premiere Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4 at 10p. The series’ regular timeslot is Wednesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of DYI home renovation show Texas Flip N Move launches Friday, October 6 at 9p. During the season, new flipping teams go Texas big to transform houses.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Families from Long Island, Rockland, Connecticut and New Jersey will join home improvement guru George Oliphant in season 8 of George to the Rescue. Series premieres on NBC stations on Saturday, September 23 (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nonfiction limited series The Eleven, following investigators as they re-examine the murders of eleven teenagers after discovering a confession letter, launches with back-to-back episodes Thursday, October 19 at 9p on A&E. New episodes will continue in the 10p timeslot the following week and for the remainder of the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) will help unwrap some of the mysteries behind what we eat in a new season of Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction?, premiering Sunday, October 22 at 10p. “Three years ago, my only questions about food were ‘What time’s dinner?’ and ‘Who ate all the leftover chili?'” said Michael McKean. “Now I’m able to expound upon some tantalizing mysteries and myths regarding what we eat, where it came from, why it’s good for us, and most importantly, when dinner is. Still no word on who polished off the chili.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Heroes Channel special Unabomber: 20 Years of Terror premieres Sunday, September 24 at 10p, examining the 18-year, dogged pursuit of killer Theodore John Kaczynski.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katherine McPhee (Scorpion) plays The Lost Wife of Robert Durst in the Lifetime movie about the real estate tycoon’s missing spouse, debuting Saturday, November 4 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC is hosting its first Give a Little Awards, an extension of its “Give a Little TLC” campaign dedicated to empowering viewers to make a difference by giving time, support and compassion to others. The awards ceremony, in partnership with Redbook Magazine and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, takes place September 27 in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) will guest in an episode of animated short series Explosion Jones. The show, from El Rey Network Studios, is available on go90.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of Aspire web series The Graduates, The Graduates ATL, will premiere inside the net’s coverage of HBCU football games, starting Saturday, September 30 during halftime of the Miles College versus Albany State game at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sam Waterston, who spent 16 seasons on NBC’s Law & Order, will reprise his role as Jack McCoy in a guest spot on Law & Order: SVU later this season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nora Arnezeder (Mozart in the Jungle), Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Tomiwa Edun (Bates Motel) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) have been cast in upcoming Crackle thriller In the Cloud….Bryant Tardy (Logan) landed a series regular role in TNT drama pilot Deadlier Than the Male (wt)….Alex Meneses (Telenovela) will recur on season 4 of the CW’s Jane the Virgin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is premiering new comedy Ghosted on Twitter, with the first episode streaming nightly at 9p, tonight through September 24, followed by a Twitter Q&A with cast members. Linear premiere is October 1. A pre-show for Fox’s Empire will also stream on Twitter, on Wednesdays at 7:30p ahead of the drama’s new 8p time slot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time, all 194 of the1998-2006 episodes of Will & Grace are available to stream and on demand, on the NBC app, Hulu and via satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers. “To be able to bring such an iconic show into the streaming universe for the first time ever is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said Joel Stillerman, Chief Content Officer, Hulu. “This landmark deal will allow fans to re-watch their favorite moments ahead of the series premiere, as well as bring Will & Grace and its cast of characters to a whole new audience.” When the revived W&G begins its 16-episode run on Thursday, September 28, new episodes will also be available to stream. Comcast, which owns NBC, is a co-owner of Hulu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central has launched a global podcast network. The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast kicked things off yesterday, available on digital platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher. Among shows to come are The Daily Show, the Comedy Central Roast franchise and CC: Stand-up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s America’s Got Talent delivered 14.3 million viewers and a 3.0/12 rating among A18-49, the NBC show’s most-watched telecast in 6 years and highest-rated in 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During the week of September 4, syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan kicked off the new season with a new 14-week high in Households and 16-week high in W25-54. In addition, Live drew its largest overall audience in 18 weeks, since the debut week of Ryan Seacrest as co-host. Dr. Phil, still in repeats, remained the top talker and rose 11% from last year, while Ellen DeGeneres rose 40% over the prior week’s reruns to hit 2.1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
A Doll’s House, Part 2 is closing on Sunday September 24, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/dolls-house-part-2/

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BERNIE CASEY HAS DIED

September 20, 2017

BERNIE CASEY HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/20/bernie-casey-dead-actor-nfl-player/

USHER RAYMOND’S GEORGIA ACCUSER IN HERPES LAWSUIT REVEALS HER IDENTITY AS LAURA HELM

September 20, 2017

USHER RAYMOND’S GEORGIA ACCUSER IN HERPES LAWSUIT REVEALS HER IDENTITY AS LAURA HELM
http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/20/usher-georgia-accuser-herpes-lawsuit-reveals-identity/

KEVIN HART’S SEX TAPE PARTNER MONTIA SABBAG SAYS SHE’S A VICTIM, IS GOING TO COPS

September 20, 2017

KEVIN HART’S SEX TAPE PARTNER MONTIA SABBAG SAYS SHE’S A VICTIM, IS GOING TO COPS
http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/20/kevin-hart-sex-video-montia-sabbag-news-conference-lisa-bloom/

JAKE LAMOTTA HAS DIED

September 20, 2017

JAKE LAMOTTA HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/20/jake-lamotta-dead-96-raging-bull-dies/

JAY-Z & KANYE WEST PLAN SUMMIT TO BURY HATCHET IN LATEST FEUD

September 20, 2017

JAY-Z & KANYE WEST PLAN SUMMIT TO BURY HATCHET IN LATEST FEUD
http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/20/jay-z-kanye-west-tidal-dispute-lawsuit-feud-meeting/

CELEBRITY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

September 20, 2017

CELEBRITY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Phillip Phillips (American Idol 11th Season Winner) – 27 years old
Tara Wallace (Love & Hip Hop: New York) – 35 years old
Terius “The Dream” Nash (Music Producer) – 40 years old
Jon Bernthal (“Baby Driver”/ “The Wolf of Wall Street”) – 41 years old
Moon Bloodgood (Falling Skies/ “Terminator Salvation”) – 42 years old
Michelle Visage (TV Host & Radio Personality) – 49 years old
Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From The Sun) – 50 years old
Deborah Roberts (ABC Journalist/Married to Al Roker) – 57 years old
Debbi Morgan (All My Children) – 61 years old
Gary Cole (Veep/ “Office Space”) – 61 years old
George RR Martin (Author of Game of Thrones) – 69 years old
Candy Spelling (wife of Aaron Spelling) – 72 years old
Sophia Loren (“Two Women”) – 83 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

September 20, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/20/17)
HGTV: House Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Are You The One? (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: The Good Place (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Channel Zero: No-End House (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Wahlburgers (Finale) at 9:30pm
AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL: Project Nazi: The Blueprints of Evil (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Big Brother (Finale) at 8pm
CBS: Salvation (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: MasterChef (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: America’s Got Talent (Finale) at 8pm
SUNDANCE: Transparent (Finale) at 10:30pm
USA: The Sinner (Finale) at 10pm
VELOCITY: RMD Garage (Finale) at 9pm

Saturday Night Live, which aired the final four episodes of season 42 live nationwide, will continue live from coast to coast its next go-round. The Emmy-winning NBC sketch comedy launches season 43 on September 30, with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. For Mountain and Pacific time zones, SNL will be repeated at 11:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production has temporarily shut down on ABC midseason legal drama For the People. Deadline reports the break is the result of the recasting of the show’s leads, with Britt Roberston and Jasmin Savoy Brown. The decision was reportedly made to stop and rework upcoming scripts to better suit the new cast members.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central rounded out its team of journalists for late night series, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. Niccole Thurman joins the previously announced Tim Baltz, Linda Grey, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp and Kobi Libii.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sir Ken Adams, the Oscar-winning production designer behind Dr. Strangelove and the James Bond franchise, and Tyrus Wong, Bambi illustrator and Warner Bros. vet, will be inducted during the 22nd annual ADG Awards on Saturday, January 27 in Hollywood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion announced a partnership with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition to create an internship program that will provide opportunities for recently incarcerated youth. The six-month program gives participants a chance to learn the basics of multiplatform storytelling, including how to write, research, produce and edit a video report. They will work with TV producers and have an opportunity to collaborate with teams across Fusion Media Group’s digital portfolio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Root unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential African Americans, age 25 to 45. The 2017 edition includes Lena Waithe (#41), the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing, and Donald Glover (#6), who took home Emmy Awards for acting and directing for FX’s Atlanta. Honorees will be recognized at the Root 100 Gala on November 9 in New York; Fusion TV will air the event as a primetime special on November 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BabyFirst TV announced it is now in over 60 million US homes and over 30 countries. The network for children ages 0-3 is available on DirectTV, Hulu, Roku, A&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox bought two more dramas from Lee Daniels. Victory, a gospel choir drama with writer Julian Breece (The First), received a put pilot commitment. East of Hope, a multi-racial soap with Outsiders creator Peter Mattei, got a script commitment with penalty. Daniels will EP both via his Lee Daniels Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO renewed The Deuce for a second season. The drama explores the rise of porn culture in New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios inked an overall deal with Justin Doble, writer/producer of Netflix hit Stranger Things. Doble will develop genre projects exclusively for Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV greenlit Flip or Flop Paradise, the newest installment in its Flip or Flop franchise. Slated to premiere in April 2018, the series follows real estate investors and flippers David and Chenoa Rivera as they renovate rundown homes in Paradise, CA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy pushed the premiere date of Happy back by a week. The live-action/animated series now bows on Wednesday, December 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! and WWE’s Total Divas returns for a seventh season on Wednesday, November 1 at 9p. The show’s season finale airs January 31, 2018 and will mark its 100th episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media airs three consecutive premieres on Sunday, November 5. The Real Housewives of Atlanta bows at 8p, followed by Xscape: Still Kickin’ It at 9p and Married to Medicine at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carnival Eats continues its culinary ride around fairs and festivals. New season bows Thursday, October 26 at 9p on Cooking Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Super Hurricanes: Inside Monster Storms, featuring interviews with leading meteorologists, scientists and engineers, bows Friday, September 22 at 9p on Science Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Great American Nightmare” comes to HDNET Movies, next month, with Rob Zombie’s 13 Night Of Halloween, airing every night at 9p from Thursday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 31. Event kicks off with The Devil’s Rejects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT honors Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan at the CMT Artists of the Year special live from Nashville on Wednesday, October 18 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10 Year Anniversary Special airs Sunday, September 24 at 9p on E!. Season 14 launches the following week, on Sunday, October 1 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tour de Monde de la Francophonie airs live on Thursday, September 21 at 7a on TV5MONDE.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon International and Lacey Entertainment announced that animated children’s series Kiva Can Do! was licensed for broadcast by Nick Jr. across multiple regions worldwide.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Page Six TV, the pop culture strip from Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post, debuted Monday with 0.8/2, the highest overnight rating of any access magazine launch since TMZ premiered in 2007.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX’s premiere of The Orville earned a 7-day multi-platform audience of 12.2 million viewers. Marking the nets’ largest drama debut in two and a half years since Empire (15.6 million viewers), the series posted a +44% lift in multi-platform viewers from Live+SD. In Live+7, The Orville delivered a 3.7/12 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second season premiere of El Chapo reached 3.4 million Total Viewers 2+, who tuned in for all or part of the one-hour broadcast. The series averaged 1.5 million Total Viewers 2+, 714,000 A18-49 and 323,000 A18-34 and made Univision the and number 3 broadcast during the 10p hour among A18-49 and A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land’s Younger achieved its highest rated season ever and is the number one original ad-supported cable sitcom with Women 18-49 and Women 25-54, year to date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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HALLE BERRY MAKES HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ALEX DA KID INSTAGRAM OFFICIAL

September 19, 2017

HALLE BERRY MAKES HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ALEX DA KID INSTAGRAM OFFICIAL
http://www.eonline.com/news/881433/halle-berry-makes-her-relationship-with-alex-da-kid-instagram-official

AARON PAUL & WIFE LAUREN PARSEKIAN ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD

September 19, 2017

AARON PAUL & WIFE LAUREN PARSEKIAN ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD
http://www.eonline.com/news/881417/aaron-paul-and-wife-lauren-paul-are-expecting-their-first-child