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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

October 10, 2019

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/10/19)
CW: Supernatural (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Legacies (Premiere) at 9pm
SUNDANCE NOW: No One Saw A Thing (Premiere)
USA: Temptation Island (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: The Lies That Bind (Finale) at 10pm
NAT. GEO.: Activate: The Global Citizen Movement (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Secret Nazi Ruins (Finale) at 10pm

Former Today show host Matt Lauer is denying allegations that he raped NBC coworker Brooke Nevils in 2014, calling the accusation “categorically false.” The accusation is detailed in Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill. In an open letter, Lauer said the book is “filled with false details,” but admitted that he’d had an extramarital affair with Nevils that was “mutual and completely consensual.”
(Source: Cynopsis)The Television Academy addressed Mindy Kaling’s claim in a recent interview with Elle magazine that she had to fight to be included among the producers listed by the Television Academy for The Office. “They made me, not any of the other producers, fill out a whole form and write an essay about all my contributions as a writer and a producer,” Kaling told Elle. “I had to get letters from all the other male, white producers saying that I had contributed, when my actual record stood for itself.” The Television Academy responded that the rule in place at that time required every producer to submit a form explaining their producer bona fides, due to concerns that too many ineligible producers, like those not involved in day-to-day production of series, were being included among the crowd accepting awards on stage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionsgate is reportedly considering plans to turn premium channels Starz and Encore into a separate company in an effort to address some of the studio’s debt loan. According to the Wall Street Journal, Lionsgate is looking at a sale or a spinoff, or a special-purpose acquisition vehicle that would entail a new company buying Starz and then starting a new public offering. As per the report, a “significant portion” of Lionsgate’s $2.9 billion in debt would be transferred to the new company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jenna Dewan is set to host Fox’s new dating series Flirty Dancing, a U.S. adaptation of the hit British reality format. Part performance and part blind date, the show is all about romantic chemistry as complete strangers are each taught half of a dance routine, then meet to dance together without saying a word. The series is expected to premiere this winter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Norman Lear to the list of high-profile creative talent being honored at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards. Lear is set to receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the event taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, October 25. Previously announced honorees include Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jane Fonda, Jordan Peele and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox issued a put pilot commitment to Diversity Hire, a workplace comedy from Empire’s Cameron Johnson and Felicia D. Henderson, producer Darryl Taja (The Perfect Guy) and 20th Century Fox TV, where Henderson is under an overall deal. Johnson is writing the project that explores beliefs about race, class and gender.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic is adapting Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction book, The Right Stuff, from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way. Scripted series, slated to begin production this fall, examines the early days of the U.S. space program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix greenlit Ghee Happy from director-animator-illustrator Sanjay Patel.  Animated series is a playful reimagining of the Hindu deities as little kids discovering their powers in a deity daycare.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upcoming WarnerMedia streaming platform HBO Max is expanding its children’s content, ordering eight episodes of two unscripted kids competition series. Kharma, an hour-long series, will be hosted by Michelle Khare, an extreme lifestyle enthusiast with almost 2 million YouTube followers. Half-hour Craftopia will be hosted by Lauren Riihimaki, aka LaurDIY, one of YouTube’s top creators with over 21 million followers across her social platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home renovators Dave and Jenny Marrs bring worn-out houses back to life in HGTV’s Fixer to Fabulous. New series premieres Tuesday, October 22 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Zeus Network renewed its top show, The Real Blac Chyna, for a second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GetTV honors Diahann Carroll on Sunday, October 13 at 10p by airing The Flip Wilson Special featuring the late entertainer-activist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Television Dominicana begins airing coverage of the 2019-2020 winter season of the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30p. The net has exclusive U.S. television rights to the home games of Las Estrellas Orientales, Los Gigantes del Cibao, Los Leones del Escogido and Los Toros del Este.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AccuWeather is set to run a full marathon of Chicago race content on Sunday, October 13. The network’s meteorologist and runner Laura Velasquez will not only run Sunday’s Chicago marathon, but also lead coverage from both the studio and the field throughout the weekend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s three-night true crime special Taken at Birth launched Wednesday, October 9, telling the story of over 200 newborns illegally given away by a doctor running a rural Georgia clinic during the 1950s and ‘60s.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Raymond-James (Once Upon a Time, Tell Me a Story) booked a recurring role on Fox drama Prodigal Son… Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Haunting of Hill House) was cast opposite Kaley Cuoco in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant… Kaley Ronayne (Gotham) landed a recurring role in upcoming National Geographic series The Right Stuff, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Linda Vista is opening on Thursday October 10, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/linda-vista/The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei is opening on Tuesday October 15, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-rose-tattoo/The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is opening on Wednesday October 16, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-lightning-thief/

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is starting previews on Saturday October 12, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/tina-tina-turner-musical/

The Inheritance – Part 2 is starting previews on Friday October 11, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-inheritance-part-2/

 

 
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‘RIVERDALE’ STAR HONOR LUKE PERRY AHEAD OF TRIBUTE SEASON PREMIERE

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‘RIVERDALE’ STAR HONOR LUKE PERRY AHEAD OF TRIBUTE SEASON PREMIERE
https://www.eonline.com/news/1081394/riverdale-stars-honor-luke-perry-ahead-of-tribute-season-premiere

KIM KARDASHIAN AND SISTER KOURTNEY SUIT UP TO MEET WITH THE ARMENIAN PRESIDENT

October 9, 2019

KIM KARDASHIAN AND SISTER KOURTNEY SUIT UP TO MEET WITH THE ARMENIAN PRESIDENT
https://www.eonline.com/shows/kardashians/news/1081401/kim-kardashian-and-sister-kourtney-suit-up-to-meet-with-the-armenian-president

LAUREN CONRAD GIVES BIRTH TO BABY NO. 2 WITH HUSBAND WILLIAM TELL

October 9, 2019

LAUREN CONRAD GIVES BIRTH TO BABY NO. 2 WITH HUSBAND WILLIAM TELL
https://www.eonline.com/news/1062735/lauren-conrad-gives-birth-welcomes-baby-no-2-with-william-tell

NICK CARTER & HIS WIFE LAUREN KITT REVEAL THE NAME OF THEIR SECOND CHILD

October 9, 2019

NICK CARTER & HIS WIFE LAUREN KITT REVEAL THE NAME OF THEIR SECOND CHILD
https://www.eonline.com/news/1079387/nick-carter-s-wife-lauren-kitt-gives-birth-to-2nd-child

SIMONE BILES BREAKS RECORD TO BECOME THE MOST DECORATED FEMALE GYMNAST IN HISTORY

October 9, 2019

SIMONE BILES BREAKS RECORD TO BECOME THE MOST DECORATED FEMALE GYMNAST IN HISTORY
https://www.eonline.com/news/1081133/simone-biles-breaks-record-to-become-the-most-decorated-female-gymnast-in-history

ANN CURRY SAYS SHE BELIEVES THE WOMAN WHO ACCUSED MATT LAUER OF RAPE

October 9, 2019

ANN CURRY SAYS SHE BELIEVES THE WOMAN WHO ACCUSED MATT LAUER OF RAPE
https://www.eonline.com/news/1081339/ann-curry-says-she-believes-woman-who-accused-matt-lauer-of-rape

TODAY’S SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND HODA KOTB REACT TO RAPE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MATT LAUER 

October 9, 2019

TODAY’S SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND HODA KOTB REACT TO RAPE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MATT LAUER https://www.eonline.com/news/1081167/today-s-savannah-guthrie-and-hoda-kotb-react-to-rape-allegations-against-matt-lauer

MATT LAUER DENIES RAPE ALLEGATION, “TODAY” CREW RESPONDS

October 9, 2019

MATT LAUER DENIES RAPE ALLEGATION, “TODAY” CREW RESPONDS
https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/09/matt-lauer-denies-rape-allegation-consensual-affair-ronan-farrow-nbc/

DOLLYWOOD SUED BY ‘PEANUTS’ COMPANY OVER ‘CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE’

October 9, 2019

DOLLYWOOD SUED BY ‘PEANUTS’ COMPANY OVER ‘CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE’
https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/09/dollywood-sued-peanuts-charlie-brown-christmas-time-is-here/