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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

April 22, 2019

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

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/22/19)
A&E: Live Rescue (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Gentleman Jack (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Teen Mom: Young Moms Club (Premiere) at 10pm
OUTDOOR: The Brigade: Race To The Hudson (Premiere) at 8pm
TELEMUNDO: La Reina Del Sur (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: The Neighborhood (Finale) at 8pm

After a week in which each show hit a ratings low, NBC is swapping Tuesday timeslots for The Village and The Voice, moving the scripted show to 8p and the singing competition to 9p. New Amsterdam is staying put at 10p. The move takes into account the higher percentage of delayed viewing for The Village – with fewer people watching early primetime after the change to Daylight Saving Time, the early slot will have less impact on its audience than on that of The Voice, which is more likely to be watched live. A fresh season of America’s Got Talent and new series Songland take over Tuesdays starting May 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jimmy Kimmel will pay tribute to two classic sitcoms and their creator in a live, 90-minute prime-time event, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons”. The late night host teams with Lear and executive producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux for the special, airing Wednesday, May 22 at 8p on ABC, which will recreate an original episode from each of series. Lear and Kimmel will host the show, which will be directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows. Woody Harrelson has the role of Archie Bunker, joined by Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker; Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes are playing George and Louise Jefferson. Ellie Kemper will play Gloria Stivic, Will Ferrell will appear as Tom Willis, and Justina Machado is set to play Florence Johnston. More stars will be named later.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following the breakdown in negotiations between the Writers Guild and the Association of Talent Agents, the WGA said last week that today, April 22, agencies including UTA, CCA, ICM Partners and WME will receive letters from writers that sever ties with unfranchised agencies. The guild directed its members to sign a statement of support intended to “confront practices that constitute a conflict of interest: agency packaging fees and agencies functioning as producers.” The letters were originally to be delivered on Friday, but the holiday weekend prompted a postponement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In response to the WGA encouraging its members to allow their lawyers and managers to procure employment for them in place of agents, ATA executive director Karen Stuart said the organization was “evaluating all legal options to address this unlawful conduct.” Among the tools the WGA has developed to help agent-less writers get work is its new “Weekly Feature Memo,” a list of available spec scripts and pitches sent to producers and development executives every Friday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Natalie Morales is leaving Access and Access Live, she announced to colleagues in an email on Friday. “I have had a wonderful 3 years here with you and will treasure the memories and good times! Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and for always bringing your A-game.” Morales is expected to remain on NBC’s Dateline and Today; her Access exit comes a month after EP Rob Silverstein was replaced by Maureen FitzPatrick.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards has collected over 500 submissions from networks, streaming platforms and producers across 26 categories. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association and NPACT, the trade organization serving the producers of nonfiction entertainment content, joined forces last fall to create the new stand-alone awards show recognizing excellence in nonfiction, unscripted, and reality programming. Nominations will be chosen by select members of BTJA and will be announced on Monday, May 6; winners will be revealed at a ceremony on Sunday, June 2 in Beverly Hills.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Seda is leaving NBC’s Chicago universe. Over seven years, the actor had appeared on Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Justice.  “It’s been an honor portraying Det. Antonio Dawson in the #OneChicago world,” posted Seda on Saturday. “To my cast #Family, I’ll always treasure the time and stories we shared.” Chicago Med’s Colin Donnell and Norma Kuhling are also exiting as series regulars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gotham’s Camren Bicondova handed over her role as Catwoman to another actress for the show’s finale, airing April 25, which is set ten years after the events in the series. Bicondova explained she didn’t want to play the character in the Fox drama ender’s time jump. “I was blessed to be the vessel for Selina Kyle for her formative teen years, and it only felt right to give someone else the torch for her adult self,” posted the actress. Lili Simmons (Westworld) will play the part in the finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube ordered docu-series RetroTech, featuring YouTube star Marques Brownlee as he reveals the greatest vintage tech-driven products. Show is based on Brownlee’s Dope Tech series from Vox Media Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Superstore creator Justin Spitzer is stepping down as showrunner for the NBC comedy, replaced by Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green for season five. All three have renewed their overall deals with Universal Television, but Spitzer is spinning off to develop new projects for the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix picked African animated show Mama K’s Team 4, from Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and London’s CAKE. Created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendemasuperhero series follows four teen girls recruited by a retired secret agent still committed to saving the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Relatively Nat & Liv premieres Sunday, June 2 at 10p. Docu-series features social influencers, and cousins, Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson, along with their families, as they juggle their lives between the beauty and fame of LA and their humble roots in Vancouver.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Bravo’s Southern Charm New Orleans bows Sunday, June 2 at 9p, with returning socialites Tamica LeeBarry Smith, Reagan CharlestonJeff Charleston, Justin Reese, Jon Moody, Rachel McKenzie and Kelsey Nichols.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Krypton launches Wednesday, June 12 at 10p. Syfy series is set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Idol’s season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert will serve as mentor during the ABC competition’s April 28 “Queen Night.” Lambert, who used Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as his audition song, has been fronting the revived band since 2011, and will also appear with them on Idol’s season 17 finale on May 19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Radio Disney is rebranding its Radio Disney Awards to ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration. Sofia Carson (Descendants, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists) is set to host the event, to be telecast live from LA on Sunday, June 16 at 8p on Disney Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Instagram is exploring the idea of hiding the amount of Likes a post gets, so users don’t have to feel self-conscious about how their counts match up to more popular posters. Only users would see a post’s Like counts. “We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this test, only the person who shares a post will see the total number of likes it gets,” read a design change test spotted by TechCrunch tipster Jane Manchun Wong.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Curse of La Llorona – $26.5 million
Shazam! – $17.3 million
Breakthrough – $11.1 million
Captain Marvel – $9.1 million
Little – $8.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

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CARDI B REJECTS PLEA DEAL IN STRIP CLUB FIGHT CASE

April 20, 2019

CARDI B REJECTS PLEA DEAL IN STRIP CLUB FIGHT CASE
https://www.eonline.com/news/1034104/cardi-b-rejects-plea-deal-in-strip-club-fight-case

MICHELLE WILLIAMS & HUSBAND PHIL ELVERUM HAVE SPLIT

April 20, 2019

MICHELLE WILLIAMS & HUSBAND PHIL ELVERUM HAVE SPLIT
https://www.eonline.com/news/1034144/michelle-williams-and-husband-phil-elverum-split

ADELE & HER HUSBAND SIMON KONECKI ANNOUNCE THEIR SPLIT

April 20, 2019

ADELE & HER HUSBAND SIMON KONECKI ANNOUNCE THEIR SPLIT
https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/19/adele-split-husband-simon-konecki/

‘PITCH PERFECT’ STARS ANNA CAMP & SKYLAR ASTIN ARE DIVORCING

April 20, 2019

‘PITCH PERFECT’ STARS ANNA CAMP & SKYLAR ASTIN ARE DIVORCING
https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/19/pitch-perfect-anna-camp-divorce-skylar-astin/

ROMAN POLANSKI SUES THE OSCARS TO BE REINSTATED

April 20, 2019

ROMAN POLANSKI SUES THE OSCARS TO BE REINSTATED
https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/19/roman-polanski-sues-academy-motion-picture-arts-sciences-expulsion/

WENDY WILLIAMS ESTRANGED HUSBAND KEVIN HUNTER SCRUBBED FROM SHOW’S CREDITS

April 20, 2019

WENDY WILLIAMS ESTRANGED HUSBAND KEVIN HUNTER SCRUBBED FROM SHOW’S CREDITS
https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/19/wendy-williams-estranged-husband-kevin-hunter-show-credits-producer/

LIL DICKY RELEASES ‘EARTH’ VIDEO WITH JUSTIN BEIBER, ARIANA GRANDE, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, ED SHEERAN AND MORE

April 20, 2019

LIL DICKY RELEASES ‘EARTH’ VIDEO WITH JUSTIN BEIBER, ARIANA GRANDE, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, ED SHEERAN AND MORE
https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/18/lil-dicky-earth-single-bieber-grande-dicaprio-song-music-video/

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 19, 2019

April 20, 2019

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 19, 2019
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Shaquir O’Neal (Shaquille & Shaunie O’Neal’s son) – 16 years old
Maria Sharapova (Tennis Player) – 32 years old
Candace Parker (WNBA Player) – 33 years old
Ali Wong (Comedienne/ American Housewife) – 37 years old
Hayden Christensen (“Star Wars: Episodes II and III) – 38 years old
Kate Hudson (“How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”/ “Almost Famous”) – 40 years old
James Franco (“Spider-Man” movies) – 41 years old
Luis Miguel (Mexican Singer) – 49 years old
Jesse James (ex-husband of Sandra Bullock/ CEO of West Coast Choppers) – 50 years old
Ashley Judd (“Divergent” movies/“Olympus Has Fallen”) – 51 years old
Suge Knight (Death Row Records) – 54 years old
Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) – 67 years old
Tim Curry (“Rocky Horror Picture Show”) – 73 years old 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ NYC STREET FAIRS/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

April 19, 2019

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

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 4/19/19)
COMEDY CENTRAL: The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle (Premiere) at 11pm
NICKELODEON: Ryan’s Mystery Playdate (Premiere) at 12:30pm
BRAVO: Don’t Be Tardy (Finale) at 9pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Crazy Cakes (Finale) at 11pm

(SATURDAY 4/20/19)
FOOD NETWORK: Restaurant Impossible (Premiere) at 9pm
OVATION: Murdoch Mysteries (Premiere) at 7pm
NICKELODEON: Knight Squad (Finale) at 9pm
OWN: Family or Fiance (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 4/21/19)
ANIMAL PLANET: Jeremy Wade’s Dark Watersat (Premiere) at 9pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Fish or Die (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Married To Medicine Los Angeles (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: Madam Secretary (Finale) at 10pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Animal ER Live (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Sister Wives (Finale) at 8pm
TV ONE: Uncensored (Finale) at 10pm
WEATHER CHANNEL: Highway Thru Hell (Finale) at 8pm

Tim Allen is still standing. Fox renewed the actor’s comedy, Last Man Standing, which airs its 150th episode tonight. This will be the show’s second season on Fox and eighth overall, counting its time on ABC. The series ranks as Fox’s second most watched and third highest-rated scripted series this season in Live+7 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a not-so-surprising move, Kevin Hunter was ousted as executive producer of The Wendy Williams Show. The news, which comes on the heels of Williams’ announcement that she plans to divorce her husband of 22 years, was announced by a spokesperson for the daytime talk show, produced by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury. Hunter had been with the show since its inception in 2008.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO scolded Donald Trump after POTUS inserted himself into a Game of Thrones image to celebrate Attorney General Bill Barr’s press conference on Robert Mueller’s report. “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats – Game Over,” posted the president. “Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” HBO said in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After being knocked off the air on Thursday, The Weather Channel apologized to viewers. “We experienced issues with this morning’s live broadcast following a malicious software attack on the network,” tweeted the net. “We were able to restore programming quickly through backup mechanisms. Federal law enforcement is actively investigating the issue.” The attack happened during morning show AMHQ, which was scheduled to start at 6a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Verizon Media announced the expansion of new global content studios that will continue to power media brands like Yahoo, HuffPost, TechCrunch and AOL. Locations include LA, NYC, Sunnyvale, London, Paris, Brazil, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Verizon Media RYOT 5G Studio located in LA is also the first-ever 5G content studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), Mastercard and Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame teamed for a new PSA campaign featuring Avengers: Endgame Super Heroes alongside real-life cancer survivor heroes. The PSA will come to life across print, TV, radio, digital and out-of-home networks, aligning with the premiere of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame in theaters Friday, April 26.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walt Disney Company is set to present wall-to-wall coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft, with ABC broadcasting the entire event for the first time. ESPN is also televising its 40thconsecutive draft, which this year, runs from April 25 to 27. Additionally, all seven rounds of the draft will be streamed live on the ABC App and ESPN App, broadcast on ESPN Radio, and available in Spanish on both TV and radio on ESPN Deportes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Peabody Board of Jurors revealed the nine programs unanimously selected as Entertainment winners, as well as the Children’s and Institutional winners for the 78th Annual Peabody Awards. Netflix received three awards, for Hannah Gadsby: NannettePatriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and The End of the F***king World. HBO was recognized for Barry and Random Acts of Flyness, while FX Networks was honored for Pose and The Americans. Rounding out the Entertainment winners were NBC’s The Good Place and BBC AMERICA’s Killing EveCartoon Network’s Steven Universe was a winner in the Children’s category. The board also named Sesame Streetwinner of an Institutional Award for 50 years of educating and entertaining kids.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DIY Network ordered 16 additional episodes of Maine Cabin Masters. The renovation series was the #1 program on the net during its run, up 30% among P25-54 over its previous season; its third season has garneried over 3.5 million total viewers since its December 3 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Documentary Films is working on a docu-series exploring the NXIVM organization, the “self-improvement” group with which Smallville’s Allison Mack was involved and led to her pleading guilty to racketeering charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. The untitled project will follow a range of people who joined the group; Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (TheSquare, Control Room, Startup.com) are helming the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV’s Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar bows Sunday, May 5 at 8p. Immediately following at 8:30p, Eddie Money and his family return for a second season of Real Money.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central debuts new sketch series Alternatino with Arturo Castro on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Author James Patterson’s Kid Stew returns to public television on Sunday, May 5 at 9:30a (check local listings). Series encourages children’s interest in reading, music, art and creative expression.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT’s Animal Kingdom is back for Season 4 on Tuesday, May 28 at 9p. Emily Deschanel joins the cast in a recurring role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Eagles – Hell Freezes Over special, reuniting Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, JoeWalsh and Timothy B. Schmit for the first time 14 years, bows Sunday, May 5 at 9p on AXS TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Thewlis (Wonder Woman, Fargo, Harry Potter films) landed a lead in National Geographic’s BarkskinsJoel Edgerton nabbed a role in Amazon series, The Underground Railroad, reports Variety.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Americans received over 26 billion unwanted robocalls in 2018, and T-Mobile and Comcast have joined forces to combat the problem. The companies have begun authenticating calls made between their networks in order to verify for consumers when the caller is an actual human being. The protocol verifies authentic calls by using digital certificates that help determine where a call is actually being placed; if a real caller is identified, T-Mobile will display “Caller Verified” in the Caller ID.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pinterest began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Shares were priced at $19, and finished the day up 28%, to $24.40. Videoconferencing company Zoom did even better,  rising 72% to close at $62.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon and Google announced a range of deals to bring each other’s video apps to each other’s streaming devices. In the months ahead, the pair will launch the official YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The Prime Video app will also receive casting support for Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices. Prime Video will also be available across Android TV device partners, and the YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also come to Fire TV later this year. The YouTube app on Fire TV will support 4K HDR playback at 60fps, and the Amazon Prime app on Chromecast and Android TV will offer Amazon Prime originals and licensed content as well as access to subscription streaming services through Amazon Channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Breakthrough – Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell, Dennis Haysbert, Isaac Kragten
The Curse of La Llorona – Linda Cardelllini, Roman Christou, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Raymond Cruz, Marisol Ramirez, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Tony Amendola
Penguins (Limited Release) – A Documentary about Penguins which is narrated by Ed Helms
Fast Color (Limited Release) – Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham, David Strathairn, Monique Straw
Red Joan (Limited Release) – Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes, Tereza Srbova, Ciaran Owens, Laurence Spellman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Boxer
Little Woods (Limited Release) – Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale, Lance Reddick, Elizabeth Maxwell, Luci Christian, Morgana Shaw

NYC STREET FAIRS – MANHATTAN
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https://socialeyesnyc.com/manhattan/

NYC STREET FAIRS – BROOKLYN, QUEENS, BRONX, AND STATEN ISLAND
https://socialeyesnyc.com/manhattan/nyc-street-fairs-festivals-parades/

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $175 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $136 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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