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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV

July 27, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/27/17)
A&E: The First 48: Scared Silent (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Date Night Live (Premiere) at 10pm
NBCSN: Grudge Race (Premiere) at 9pm
NBCSN: Journey To The Hammers (Premiere) at 11pm
REVOLT: Drink Champs (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Married At First Sight (Finale) at 8pm
TRAVEL: Mysteries At The Museum (Finale) at 9pm

Viacom is reportedly making a $10.6 billion all-cash offer for Scripps Networks Interactive, according to Reuters, a proposal that could appeal to family members controlling Scripps looking for a cash deal. A deal with Discovery Communications would reportedly involve stock and cash. Over at Scripps, they’re not commenting on the headlines, just sticking to business as usual.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox 21 Television responded to Olivia de Havilland’s request that an LA court judge speed up proceedings in her lawsuit against Ryan Murphy, Fox 21 and FX over her portrayal in Feud: Bette and Joan. The 101-year-old is asking for a jury trial in November, “based on her unusually advanced age.” Saying they would “vigorously defend” the project, the studio argues, “The law on this is very clear: no permissions of any kind were required in order to tell the tale….By the logic of Ms. de Havilland’s attorneys, no producer would be able to tell any stories about famous people, living or dead, without their consent.” De Havilland may not be a fan, but Feud was nominated for 18 Emmys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TEGNA’s NBC affiliate in Sacramento, CA, today announced a partnership with millennial-focused, streaming financial news net Cheddar that makes KXTV the first local network affiliate to incorporate Cheddar Local segments into news broadcasts. Twice daily segments will feature the day’s top business headlines before the market opens and after it closes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion TV joined more than 60 other companies and associations to launch the Creative Thread Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on breaking down barriers of entry for underrepresented content creators and those working behind the scenes in media. “We are committed to moving the dial when it comes to ensuring we see more accurate representation and diversity across the media and entertainment industries, but we know that it takes more than one company to make a difference,” said Henry Louis Gates Jr., who will serve as the Chair of the new Foundation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN renewed Ava DuVernay’s hit drama Queen Sugar for season 3, and roped in DuVernay for a first-look deal with Harpo Films for TV and digital media. The season 2 premiere of Sugar in June delivered 2.3 million viewers, .7 among A18-49 and series high 2.09 in key OWN demo W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet is promoting animal adoption with Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl, a football competition for adult dogs living in shelters that will be paired with the net’s popular Puppy Bowl. Hosted by animal advocate Jill Rappaport, the one-hour special will (spoiler alert) have a happy ending: all the competing shelter dogs find homes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet also announced a premiere date for new series Rescue Dog to Super Dog. The unscripted show that matches people with disabilities with shelter-turned-service dogs launches Saturday, August 12 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central extended the first season of new late nighter The Jim Jefferies Show by 10 episodes. “I’m very grateful to Comedy Central for making our relationship more official,” said Jefferies. “Like all my relationships, I look forward to a few more months with Comedy Central before it starts crying outside of a bar at 2am. Or spray paints ‘liar’ on the side of my car.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC is launching two viewer engagement initiatives. The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club, coming in early September, will allow viewers to earn points toward virtual and actual goods by interacting with episodes, and a quarterly subscription box ($49.99/quarter) will include items like t-shirts, action figures and mugs. “Much has been written about the ‘Golden Age of Television,’ yet with more outlets for, and more consistent expressions of, passion for the content fan’s love, it has also become a ‘Golden Age of Fandom,’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “The Fan Rewards Club and Subscription Box are two examples of extensions beyond the screen.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first 2 episodes of the fifth and final season of Showtime’s Episodes will be screened at the Paley Center for Media on August 16. Cast members, including Matt LeBlanc, as well as series creators will be on hand to watch and discuss. Show premieres on Showtime Sunday, August  20 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is presenting an “All Hail the King” block of Elvis Presley films every Tuesday in August, starting the first of the month with Elvis: That’s the Way It Is at 10p. Wednesday, August 16, the 40th anniversary of the singer’s death, will include a two-pack starting at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New GSN game show Snap Decision launches Monday, August 7 with 4 back-to-back episodes starting at 9p, moving to its regular Tuesday-at-9p slot on August 8. David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show) hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s Date Night Live premieres tonight at 10p, but everything doesn’t come up roses for this show’s contestants. “Dating culture has become really ‘gamified’ in recent years with apps and people developing new dating benchmarks, so having the opportunity to show the good, the bad and the awkward in a live, unadorned format is incredibly fresh,” says President and founder of Big Fish Entertainment, Dan Cesareo. “Lifetime gave us the perfect platform to spotlight the ‘real’ in reality.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tamron Hall may have left Today’s 9a hour early this year, but ID is keeping her busy. The journalist is back for season 5 of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on Sunday, September 3 at 10p. Hall also recently inked a deal with Weinstein Television to develop a daytime talk show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another Today alum, Ann Curry, is taking on a new job: host of PBS’s We’ll Meet Again, reports Variety. The 6-parter featuring reunions of people separated by historical events outside their control is slated for a 2018 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sibongile Mlambo (Black Sails) landed a series regular role on upcoming Freeform drama Siren.Li Jun Li (Quantico) also won a series regular role, on season 2 of Fox drama The Exorcist….Britt Robertson (Girlboss) will star in upcoming ABC midseason legal drama For the People. She replaces Britne Oldford, who starred in the pilot….Jaylen Moore was upped from recurring to series regular for season 2 of History’s Six.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 5-minute trailer for season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead, debuted at Comic-Con, has been viewed online over 31 million times in 4 days, breaking its own record.
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey Network’s “The People’s Network Showcase” returns with “Suspense”, 12 films released both on-air and on El Rey’s YouTube page. The special features 2 hours of short films and interviews with rising independent filmmakers from around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reelz has launched on Sling TV, as it prepares to premiere new series The Kitty Kelley Files (July 29), Broke and Famous (September 8), US Weekly’s Famous Feuds (September 8), It Happened Here (November 10) and The Stalker Files (November 10). “We’re committed to growing our viewership with Sling TV and expanding our distribution at every turn,” said John DeGarmo, EVP of distribution.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add CNN and Turner Sports to subscribers of Nielsen’s Out-of-Home Reporting Service, measuring viewers like businesspeople watching TV in offices, and sports fans cheering teams in bars. ESPN was first to jump aboard, in April.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network Star posted a .7 rating among A25-54 (630,000 IMP) on Sunday night, ranking 6th among cable in the 9p time slot. On FoodNetwork.com, show content generated season-high traffic on Saturday, besting the previous season high by 15 percent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Descendants 2 across Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies delivered a Live+3 audience of 21 million, up 61% from its Live+SD number.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean was the highest rated episode of the season to-date among P25-54 and total viewers, delivering 1 million P18-49 in Live+3 (up +5% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.3 million P25-54 (up +4%), and 2 million total viewers (up +5%). The Real Housewives of New York City delivered a season high among all key demos, earning 1.3 million  P18-49 (up +15% versus week ago), 1.6 million P25-54 (up +18%), and 2.7 million total viewers (up +13%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC summer drama Somewhere Between dropped from 2.9 million total viewers and a .5 rating among A18-49 on its Monday opener to 1.8 million viewers and a .3 rating for its second episode on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

ALLISON SWEENEY (DAYS OF OUR LIVES) GETS A RESTRAINING ORDER EXTENDED TO 3 YEARS AGAINST OBSESSED FAN

July 26, 2017

ALLISON SWEENEY (DAYS OF OUR LIVES) GETS A RESTRAINING ORDER EXTENDED TO 3 YEARS AGAINST OBSESSED FAN
http://www.eonline.com/news/869396/abby-lee-miller-talks-maddie-ziegler-surviving-behind-bars-and-losing-everything-in-pre-prison-interview

ANGELINA JOLIE REVEAL BELL’S PALSY DIAGNOSIS, SAYS HER KIDS ARE STILL “HEALING” FROM BRAD PITT DIVORCE

July 26, 2017

ANGELINA JOLIE REVEAL BELL’S PALSY DIAGNOSIS, SAYS HER KIDS ARE STILL “HEALING” FROM BRAD PITT DIVORCE
http://www.eonline.com/news/869411/angelina-jolie-reveals-bell-s-palsy-diagnosis-says-her-kids-are-still-healing-from-brad-pitt-divorce

ABBY LEE MILLER TALKS MADDIE ZIEGLER, SURVIVING BEHIND BARS AND LOSING EVERYTHING IN PRE-PRISON INTERVIEW

July 26, 2017

ABBY LEE MILLER TALKS MADDIE ZIEGLER, SURVIVING BEHIND BARS AND LOSING EVERYTHING IN PRE-PRISON INTERVIEW
http://www.eonline.com/news/869396/abby-lee-miller-talks-maddie-ziegler-surviving-behind-bars-and-losing-everything-in-pre-prison-interview

TWO YEARS AFTER BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN’S DEATH, QUESTIONS REMAIN OVER WHETHER DRUGS AND VIOLENCE LED TO HER COMA

July 26, 2017

TWO YEARS AFTER BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN’S DEATH, QUESTIONS REMAIN OVER WHETHER DRUGS AND VIOLENCE LED TO HER COMA
http://www.eonline.com/news/869276/two-years-after-bobbi-kristina-brown-s-death-questions-remain-over-whether-drugs-and-violence-led-to-her-coma

CELEBRITY NEWS: JULY 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

CELEBRITY NEWS: JULY 26, 2017
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Taylor Momsen (Gossip Girl) – 24 years old
A$AP Nast (Rapper) – 27 years old
Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire) – 31 years old
Grace Gealey (Empire) – 33 years old
Jermaine Paul (won 2nd season of The Voice) – 38 years old
Kate Beckinsale (“Love & Friendship”) – 44 years old
Chris Harrison (host of The Bachelor/Bachelorette) – 46 years old
Jason Statham (“The Fate of The Furious”) – 50 years old
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) – 52 years old
Sandra Bullock (“Minions”) – 53 years old
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) – 58 years old
Dorothy Hamil (Olympic Gold Medalist) – 61 years old
Roger Taylor (Drummer in Queen) – 68 years old
Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) – 72 years old
Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) – 74 years old
Darlene Love (“Lethal Weapon” movies) – 76 years old
Joseph Jackson (Jackson Family Patriarch, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, etc.) – 89 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

July 26, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 7/26/17)
HGTV: House Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: So Sharp (Premiere) at 10pm
TELEMUNDO: Sin Senos Si Hay Paraíso (Premiere) at 9pm
VH1: Signed (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Amazing Space (Finale) at 9pm and 9:30pm
NBC: Little Big Shots: Forever Young (Finale) at 8pm

Nielsen is expanding its ratings to include Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV. As long as the programming includes the same ads that appeared on live TV, streamed viewing across desktops and mobile devices will count in C3 and C7 measurement. Nielsen ratings already included Sling TV and PlayStation Vue viewing.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Nominations for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on Instagram Live. Kendrick Lamar led the pack with eight nominations for his video, Humble, followed by Katy Perry and The Weeknd with five each. Best Female Video and Best Male Video categories have been combined for Artist of the Year, while Best Fight Against the System has been added to celebrate videos that inspire standing up and fighting for justice. For a full list of nominees, go to mtv.com/vma. Awards show airs live on Sunday, August 27 at 8p.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Epix set premiere dates for three fall originals. Season 2 of Berlin Station bows Sunday October 15 at 9p, while the sophomore installment of Graves premieres Sunday, October 22 at 9p. Documentary film, Danica, airs Wednesday, November 8 at 8p. The net also ordered a four-episode second season of doc America Divided for 2018.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Trevor Noah and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show are taking a road trip to Chicago. The series will telecast from the Athenaeum Theatre from Monday, October 16 through Thursday, October 19 at 11p. It’s the 14th time the show has gone on location for a special week of episodes.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Comedy Central has extended The President Show, ordering seven more episodes. Created by Anthony Atamanuik, who hosts as Donald J. Trump, the weekly late-night series is now up to 22 episodes. Currently airing on Thursdays at 11:30p, the show moves to 12a beginning Thursday, September 28.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Jordan Klepper‘s new late night talk show on Comedy Central has a title: The Opposition. The show, which bows Monday, September 25 at 11:30p, will attempt to cover the gaping political divide currently in our country.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

CNBC renewed Adventure Capitalists. Premiering Tuesday, October 10 at 10p, the second season welcomes new investor, Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

HGTV is bringing back Good Bones for a 13-episode third season. The home renovation and flipping series returns in 2018.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Vanderpump Rules Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky bows Wednesday, August 23 at 9p on Bravo, following bartender Jax Taylor and his sweetheart Brittany Cartwright as they venture to her family’s farm.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Cinelatino premieres El Desconocido: La Historia del Cholo Adrian with back-to-back airings on Friday, July 28 at 10p and 11p. The original series centers on the top lieutenant a notorious drug lord.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

FusionTV‘s five-part limited series, Residente, premieres Sunday, August 6 at 8:30p. Series follows the Grammy-award winning artist as he explores his ancestors’ homelands.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

The two-night midseason premiere of OWN’s Greenleaf airs Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 at 10p.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line join forces to perform never-before-heard renditions of each group’s biggest hits on CMT Crossroads on Wednesday, August 30 at 10p.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Ben Gleib hosts the 200th episode of GSN’s Idiotest on Wednesday, July 26 at 10p. The milestone episode features special puzzles and four contestants vying for a $10,000 prize.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Jessica Camacho (The Flash) is boarding Season 2 of NBC drama Taken …. Tracy Spiridakos was promoted to series regular on NBC’s Chicago PD…. FXX comedy You’re the Worst tapped Colin Ferguson for a major story arc next season….Tom Felton is not returning as a series regular to the fourth season of The CW’s The Flash.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert ’s “Russia Week,” which covered the host’s trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow, won the week in viewers by its largest margin since its premiere in September 2015, according to Nielsen Live+SD ratings for the week ending July 21. The show averaged 2.87 million viewers, up +14% (from 2.52 million) compared to the same week last year.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

After a quiet holiday week, the top syndicated magazines came back with sharp gains in the session ending July 16. Extra (1.1 Live+SD up 10% from the week before despite being preempted by The All-Star Game in numerous markets), Access Hollywood (1.1, up 10%) and The Insider (0.9, up 13%) clocked he biggest increases. Entertainment Tonight (2.6, up 8%) was the top-rated magazine for the 50th week in a row. Inside Edition (2.5, up 9%) and TMZ (1.3, up 8%) followed.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Also getting favorable Nielsen verdicts were Judge Judy (6.4, up 2%) and Hot Bench (2.3, up 5%).
(Source:  Cynopsis)

For the week of July 17, Univision finished as the number two broadcast network, regardless of language, with A18-34, as well as number four among A18-49. Jose de Egipto grew its week-to-week audience with Total Viewers 2+ (+8% to 2.1 million), A18-49 (+12% to 845,000) and A18-34 (+9% to 334,000).
(Source:  Cynopsis)

TV One ’s Rickey Smiley For Real experienced its third consecutive week of growth among W18-49 and second consecutive week of growth among P25-54, W25-54 and overall viewers P2+. Among African American P25-54, the show posted three consecutive weeks of gains.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

Urban One announced a leadership change at TV One. Michelle Rice was appointed the Interim General Manager, succeeding Brad Siegal, who exited the company. Rice had been Executive Vice President, Content Distribution and Marketing.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

The Jackal Group named Susan Lierle as Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs. She had been a business affairs consultant at Twentieth Century Fox Television.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

The Television Academy Foundation appointed Jodi Delaney, previously Chief Development Officer at Youth Policy Institute, as Executive Director.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

David Cameron joined Target Data Corporation as Vice President of Analytics. He previously held key positions at Nielsen, Merkle and Ameritech.
(Source:  Cynopsis)

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KEL MITCHELL & WIFE ASIA LEE WELCOME A BABY GIRL

July 25, 2017

KEL MITCHELL & WIFE ASIA LEE WELCOME A BABY GIRL
http://www.eonline.com/news/869280/kel-mitchell-and-wife-asia-lee-welcome-a-daughter-named-wisdom

KATIE LECLERC (SWITCHED AT BIRTH) FILES FOR DIVORCE

July 25, 2017

KATIE LECLERC (SWITCHED AT BIRTH) FILES FOR DIVORCE
http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/25/switched-at-birth-star-katie-leclerc-files-for-divorce/

FRANK SINATRA’S WIFE BARBARA SINATRA HAS DIED

July 25, 2017

FRANK SINATRA’S WIFE BARBARA SINATRA HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/25/frank-sinatra-wife-barbara-sinatra-dead-90/