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18-06-2019 12:06

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/18/19)
COMEDY CENTRAL: Alternatino with Arturo Castro (Premiere) at 10:30pm
FREEFORM: Good Trouble (Premiere) at 8pm
OWN: Ambitions (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Hurricane Man (Premiere) at 10pm
TBS: The Detour (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ID: True Conviction (Finale) at 10pm

CBS Television Distribution is launching DABL, a multiplatform, ad-supported lifestyle network, on September 9. The diginet will feature project-based, feel-good content around cooking, home renovation, design, DIY, pets and travel, with an initial lineup of programming from the libraries of lifestyle experts including Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse, among others. “The strength of our distribution and ad sales teams, combined with our O&O station group and the depth of our library, provides us with a lot of opportunities to mine in the digital landscape,” said Steve LoCascio, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of CBS Global Distribution Group. “We chose DABL as our first foray into the space because we see a huge upside in the marketplace for lifestyle programming.” Anchored by the CBS Television Stations group, DABL is cleared in over 70% of the country, including all of the top 10 markets and 23 of the top 25 markets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC News, MSNBC and Noticias Telemundo will provide students with support and resources for content creation and offer best practices for reporting news in the Student Journalism Project, a collaboration with Instagram. In addition, all three publishers will debut the students’ posts on their Instagram IGTV accounts. “We are excited to partner with Instagram on a project that enables us to invest in Hispanic students, offer our audiences a different way to experience the debates, and continue to fulfill our mission to be the choice and voice for Latinos,” said Romina Rosado, SVP, Digital Media & Emerging Businesses NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “The Latino vote will be crucial in the 2020 election, and with Hispanics’ median age a full 15 years lower than the non-Hispanic, all campaigns need to pay attention to the young Hispanic demographic.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comcast launched a feature that gives people with physical disabilities like spinal cord injuries or ALS the ability to navigate their television using only their eyes. Xfinity X1 eye control, a web-based remote for tablets and computers, pairs with an existing eye gaze system and allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more. “Changing the channel on a TV is something most of us take for granted but until now, it was a near-impossible task for millions of viewers,” said Tom Wlodkowski, VP Accessibility at Comcast. “When you make a product more inclusive you create a better experience for everyone and we’re hoping our new X1 feature makes a real difference in the lives of our customers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alice Sylvester, Partner, Sequent Partners, and Gian Fulgoni, co-founder and former Chairman of Comscore, have been selected as the 2019 inductees into the Market Research Council Hall of Fame. “At a time when Market Research as a discipline is undergoing significant change as it adapts to big data and AI-fueled analytics, there are perhaps no better two examples of the innovation and impact that practitioners in our field have had on advertising and marketing broadly than Alice and Gian,” said Jim Spaeth, President of the MRC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime picked up On Becoming a God in Central Florida, a one-hour series starring Kirsten Dunst (Fargo) set to debut Sunday, August 25 at 10p. Nine-parter is a darkly comedic story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman’s relentless pursuit of the American Dream; Dunst will exec produce with George Clooney.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tyra Banks (America’s Next Top Model) will star in and EP Beauty, a docu-series for upcoming short-form video platform Quibi. “Our docu-series aims to expand and redefine the definition of beauty as we know it, challenging why we accept certain beauty parameters and reject others, and examining the beliefs behind those judgments,” said Banks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MGM Television is developing a series inspired by the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield comedy Back to School – only it’s for real. “I am so excited to take the premise of one of my favorite films into the unscripted world,” said President of Unscripted Television, Barry Poznick. “Rodney was a comedic genius and his spirit is very much in the DNA of our show’s approach to a dual fish-out-of-water comedic format for audiences to experience along with our parents and kids.” The MGM project shows parents who missed out on their college years sharing classrooms with their (likely mortified) children. MGM TV chairman Mark Burnett will EP with Poznick and Dangerfield’s widow, Joan Dangerfield.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In HGTV’s Supersize My Pool, Mario Lopez surprises families with pool makeovers. What exactly does Lopez’s job entail? “Mario plays the dual role of Super Mario & Willy Wonka,” Juma Entertainment president and series EP Robert Horowitz tells Cynopsis. “He engages with families from the moment he sees their rundown pool and yard, then listens to their wish list, before creating and putting his Supersize pool plan in motion. As for the backyard transformation in each half-hour, it’s pretty amazing.” Series launches Saturday, July 6 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s new nonfiction series The Strongest Man In History will send four of the world’s leading strongmen on a journey across the world to seek out titans of strength. During the seven-episode season premiering Wednesday, July 10 at 10p, strongmen will take part in acts of physicality like pulling a Viking war ship, strapping pianos on their back and rolling up frying pans with their bare hands.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dark and twisted agendas are exposed in Oxygen’s Killer Motive, debuting Sunday, August 25 at 7p. NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk and Troy Roberts (48 Hours) host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone launches Wednesday, June 19 at 10p.
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Travel Channel’s The Dead Files starts a new season Thursday, July 11 at 10p, launching with the story of a twisted teen who poisoned children.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon-owned IMDb has rebranded its streaming service, launched in January, from Freedive to IMDb TV. The free, ad-supported service will add what the company describes as thousands of new titles, tripling the number of shows and movies now available thanks to deals with studios including Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) will host HDNET Movies’ “Iconic 80s with Lea Thompson” movie event, with journalist and 80s film expert Tara McNamara. Stunt runs from Monday, July 22 through Saturday, July 27 every night 8p, kicking off with 1987’s Some Kind of Wonderful.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP is airing all 29 episodes of How the West Was Won in a cable exclusive summer event beginning Monday, June 24 at 7p, ending with the final episode on Wednesday, July 31 at 7p. Also on INSP, every weekend in July, the net will air classic John Wayne films, as part of their “Duke Days of Summer” programming event. First up: Big Jake on Friday, July 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beginning Saturday, June 22, World Channel begins a 24-hour “Stories From the Stage” marathon, with over 140 stories from storytellers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Thursday, June 27 at 10p,when Cohen will be joined by Bravo superfan Chrissy Teigen to look back at some of the most unforgettable moments in the show’s history. Teigen will also share her take on Bravo hot topics, rate the shadiest Bravo Clubhouse moments and go head-to-head with Cohen in a game to test her Bravo fandom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rashel Diaz interviews Maria Isabel Santos (formerly known as Victoria Eugenia Henao), the widow of drug lord Pablo Escobar, on Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia, for a segment airing Wednesday, June 19 at 7a. Santos was married to the head of the Medellin cartel until his death in 1993.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nicholas Pinnock (For Life), David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) will star in Netflix police interrogation drama CriminalSex and the City alum Kim Cattrall has been replaced on UK comedy The Cockfields by Sarah Parish (Bancroft), due to “scheduling issues.” Cattrall is also starring in Fox’s upcoming drama, Filthy Rich.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NBA finals on ABC between the Raptors and the Warriors were down 19% versus last year, according to Nielsen. The series averaged 14.3 million viewers, down from the Warriors/Cavaliers match-up’s 17.6 million average in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season six premiere of TV Land’s Younger scored its highest-rated season premiere ever among P25-54 and W25-54 on Wednesday, June 12. For Live+3 viewing, Younger recorded a 1.21 W25-54 rating (457,000 viewers), up +30% from the previous season premiere and a .81 (601,000 viewers) amongP25-54, up +29%.
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CBS News producer Katherine “Katy” Textor died June 14 of cancer. She was 45. “Katy Textor was a scrupulous journalist and a wonderful storyteller. Her energy and personality will be impossible to replace at 60 Minutes,” said Bill Owens, executive producer of 60 Minutes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2019 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
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