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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
The L-Word: Generation Q is the name of Showtime’s L Word sequel, slated to debut this fall. The eight-ep series begins production in LA this summer, with Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons) serving as showrunner and exec producer, with original series creator Ilene Chaiken and original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey all returning. Kristen Campo also serves as exec producer. The pilot is directed by Steph Green, who also serves as exec producer on the episode.
 
Fresh from eight seasons on HBO’s Game of Thrones, most recently as a co-exec producer, Bryan Cogman is joining Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series, following an overall deal he inked with Amazon in September.
 
Producer/director/writer Seth Gordon and his Exhibit A inked a new three-year overall deal at Sony Pictures Television, where he’s been based for the past eight years. Gordon and producing partner Julia Gunn will continue to develop and produce new series projects for Sony hrough Exhibit A.
 
Netflix is adapting Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery-winning novel Hello, Universe, the story of unexpected friendships that arise in a neighborhood, as a film for families. Playwright/screenwriter Michael Golamco (Always Be My Maybe) will adapt; Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi of Significant Productions will produce.
 
Benny Binion, the cowboy, gangster, philanthropist and killer who created the World Series of Poker, is the subject of a scripted series based on the Doug J. Swanson biography Blood Aces, optioned by Argo producer Tim Headington and Theresa Steele Page’s production shingle Ley Line.
 
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, renewed original series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs for a second season. In each ep, Briggs presents an eclectic horror movie double feature, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema.
 
NBCUniversal International Formats licensed Quebecor Content series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to be produced by ComediHa! in Quebec City. The move marks the first international version of the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning comedy, which currently airs on NBC in the States.
 
Anonymous Content, Chapter One, Hopscotch Features and Joel Edgerton (Boy Erased) scored rights to produce a TV drama adaptation of Australian best-selling book Boy Swallows Universe. Project is the first from Anonymous Content’s new UK spin-off Chapter One. Coming-of-age story is set in the ‘80s in Brisbane’s violent working-class suburbs and follows a boy trying to find his way.
 
Open Door Co., Nomad Films and TVO announced the TVO original documentary series Political Blind Date will return for season 2, with12 new episodes. The series sparks meaningful debate with some of Canada’s notable politicians.
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Six-ep Science Channel series Truth Behind the Moon Landing, premiering Sunday, June 2 at 10p, will dissect popular conspiracy claims surrounding the iconic moon landing nearly 50 years ago with the help of former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, former FBI agent Chad Jenkins and author Mike Bara.
 
TNT launched the official season 3 trailer for Claws, which returns to the network Sunday, June 9 at 9p.
 
OWN unleashed a trailer and key art for the season 4 return of drama series Queen Sugar, on Wednesday, June 12 at 9p. New season follows the Bordelon family as they discover Nova is publishing her memoir that divulges long-held family secrets.
 
Chuck Zukowski, a former Colorado law enforcement officer, has been investigating UFO-related incidents for 30 years. Now, together with his son Daniel Zukowski and investigator Heather Taddy he’s pursuing cases authorities ignore in new Travel Channel series Alien Highway, premiering Wednesday, June 12 at 10p.
 
WeTV dropped a sneak peak for season 3 of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, which drops Thursday, June 13 at 9p. Among the drama this season R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea “Drea” Kelly and her three children move back to Atlanta and are breaking their silence regarding their child support battle.
 
Good Trouble returns to Freeform for season 2 on Tuesday, June 18 at 8p. In the first ep, the outcome of the Jamal Thompson case is decided, and Callie is forced to decide what she’s willing to fight for; in ep 2 Mariana’s new relationship complicates her work environment.
 
VH1 is bringing back 16 eps of Basketball Wives on a new night this summer. Series premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 8p and features new drama as the ladies are tested like never before while balancing life’s unexpected turns, career endeavors and strained relationships.
 
Netflix will bring back gritty docuseries Girls Incarcerated for a second season on June 21… Then, Orange Is the New Black will premiere its seventh and final season on Friday, July 26 on Netflix, which dropped new photos of what’s ahead.
 
CBS will debut the US version of international reality series Love Island on Tuesday, July 9 at 8p. New episodes of the show—which brings a group of single “Islanders” together in a villa in Fiji for a summer of friendships, relationships and, let’s face it, drama—will air every weeknight through Wednesday, August 7. Series is produced by ITV Entertainment.
 
 
COMING UP
 
A&E Network celebrates the lives of Farrah Fawcett and John F. Kennedy Jr. through two in-depth original documentaries airing under the “Biography” banner surrounding the anniversaries of their deaths. Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever and Biography: JFK Jr. –The Final Year will air Tuesday, July 9 at 9p and Tuesday, July 16 at 9p, respectively.
 
Lifetime set July 27 for the premiere of its latest Book to Screen movie special, V.C Andrews’ Casteel Family Movie Series Event. The Andrews’ event will air consecutively every Saturday at 8p through August 24, and follows the life of Heaven Casteel and her siblings after their father devises a scheme that threatens to destroy their dreams and separate the family forever.
 
 
DIGITAL DATA
 
Poker Central and CBS are teaming to live-stream the gold bracelet events at the 50th annual World Series of Poker across platforms including PokerGO, Poker Central’s direct-to-consumer OTT service, and CBS All Access, from May 30-July 16, with additional coverage to air on CBS Sports Network and CBS Sports Digital platforms.
 
 
TECH TALK

Snapchat on Tuesday quickly scrubbed a handful of X-rated AR lenses that adult entertainment company Naughty America distributed on the service to promote its business. However, the studio at press time still was distributing the source files that allow Snapchat users to build their X-rated lenses of their own. Naughty America CEO Andreas Hronopoulos told Variety he understood the lenses to be in compliance with Snapchat’s policies, arguing he wasn’t making them publicly available. Snapchat disagreed, and took down Naughty America’s account and its lenses.
 
YouTube is poised this summer to change the way it displays channel subscriber counts, shifting to a model where it provides only rounded figures instead of actual follower numbers.
 
 
KIDS NEWS
 
Nickelodeon revealed a first look of the upcoming SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout, featuring for the first time the voice cast behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton playing human versions of their animated characters, plus guest star David Hasselhoff (Baywatch). The mixed live-action and animated special premieres Friday, July 12, at 7p.
 
Believe Entertainment Group and former Nickelodeon EVP Keith Dawkins, CEO of newly formed Rock Hill Media Ventures, are partnering to create kids and family programming. The companies will jointly develop and bring to market initiatives with the goal of building global franchises built around kids-based IP.
 
Corus Entertainment acquired the Canadian broadcast rights for Guru Studio’s preschool series Pikwik. The animated series, which began production last August, will launch in Canada on Treehouse in early 2020 to coincide with the US premiere on Disney Junior.
 
Toonz Media Group and Turkey-based Fauna Entertainment are co-producing Briko, a CGI animation and live action edutainment adventure series. Aimed at K4-7, series follows a curious and creative young boy and his best friend, a hyperactive rabbit named Hepi as they navigate the contents of a surprise box in each ep.
 
 
CASTING
 
Netflix rounded out the cast for Latinx series Gentefied. Julissa Calderon (WTF Baron Davis, Revenge), Annie Gonzalez (Shameless, Good Girls Revolt), Laura Patalano (Alex, Inc., Vida), Felipe Esparza (They’re Not Gonna Laugh At You, Translate This), Rafael Sigler (Ugly Betty, Cars), Jaime Alvarez (Grey’s Anatomy Shameless), Bianca Melgar, Michelle Ortiz, and Alejandro Patino are all in for recurring roles… Kaliko Kauahi, who’s recurred as Sandra since season 1 of NBC’s Superstore, landed a series regular role.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
HBO Europe ordered Por H o Por B (Whatever), a hipster series set in Madrid written by Manuela Burlo Moreno featuring characters are based on her short film Pipas.
 
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 RATINGS
 
Heading into its season 4 finale, Fuse original series Complex x Fuse is having its best season yet.  The average A18-49 audience for premiere eps this season is up 56% compared with the season 3 average and has doubled the season 1 average.  Season 4 of Complex X Fuse is also delivering the series’ most female (66%) and Hispanic (64%) audience to date, and a median age of 33. 
 
SHAREABLEE TOP 10 Primetime Shows by VPI for the week of May 13, 2019
Program, Network, VPI, Video Actions, Video Views, Total Actions
Riverdale (The CW) 2,296, 4.1M, 910K, 8.7M
Game of Thrones (HBO) 2,066, 1M, 9.7M, 10.4M
The Flash (The CW) 638, 612K, 744K, 1.5M
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 522, 835K, 7.9M, 3.4M
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 347, 301K, 6.4M, 1.1M
The Voice (NBC) 346, 1.2M, 6.3M, 1.8M
The 100 (The CW) 302, 372K, 572K, 709K
Teen Mom 2 (MTV) 299, 82K, 7.5M, 86K
Supergirl (The CW) 297, 218K, 276K, 505K
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform) 243, 466K, 812K, 2.2M
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, May 21, 2019 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 7.77 million
NCIS 11.94, Blood & Treasures 5.68
NBC: 6.34 million
The Village 4.25, The Voice 7.38
ABC: 2.69 million
American Housewife 3.64, the Kids Are Alright 2.96, Black-ish 2.92, Bless this Mess 2.81, 1969 1.93
FOX: 2.25 million
MasterChef Junior 2.88, Mental Samurai 1.63
Telemundo: 800,000
Poquito Tuyo .63, Betty en NY .92, La Reina del Sur 1.28
Univision: 800,000
La Reina Soy Yo .87, Rosa de Guadalupe .78, Por Amar sin Ley .83
CW: 760,000
The Flash 0.74, The 100 0.78
 
Tuesday A18-49 Rating: ABC .6/3, FOX .6/3, NBC .9/4, CBS .8/4, TELE .5/2, UNI .4/2, CW .2/1
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Veteran Warner Bros. Television Group execs Susan Rovner and Brett Paul have been promoted to presidents of Warner Bros. Television. The two most recently were presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
 
Fox Entertainment promoted two research executives in LA office: Gina Bahremand is elevated to VP, audience research, Fox Entertainment, while Didi Patel is promoted to VP, affiliate research and business intelligence. 
 
Gunpowder & Sky appointed David Gale as EVP of development and production. Most recently Gale was co-founder/CEO for the media brand We Are The Mighty, and prior to that he served as EVP of MTV Films, MTVX and MTV New Media. The move reunites him with former MTV chief Van Toffler.
 
Allyance Media Group promoted Tommy Coriale to EVP, production and head of its DIGA Studios, as well as hired Stacey Altman as SVP, unscripted, and Andrew Portnoy as SVP, production. Altman has held various positions with networks and production companies including National Geographic, where she developed and executed the programming for Explorer; Portnoy previously was SVP, strategic content operations for MTV, VH1 and Logo.
 
Lotame, the unstacked data solutions company that works with publishers, marketers and agencies, promoted Evgeny Popov to head of global data solutions.
 
Rakuten Viki, the community-powered video streaming platform for premium Asian entertainment, elevated Makoto Yasuda to COO.
 
In another exec departure in the India region, Simran Sethi, the LA-based exec who serves as Netflix’s creative director for India, is leaving the service.
 


This Day in History: 1994 – Pulp Fiction won the Palm D’Or for best film at the 47th Cannes Film Festival.
 
Answer to our last trivia question: What was Oracle/Batgirl’s daytime gig in Birds of Prey (2002-2003)? A teacher at New Gotham High. Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NY; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank; David Garber-Loyola Maryount University/ Playa Vista, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA;
 
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY MAY 23
ABC: This is Farrah Fawcett, Shark Tank
CBS: Young Sheldon, Young Sheldon, Mom, Life in Pieces, Elementary
CW: iZombie, In the Dark
FOX: Paradise Hotel
NBC: Red Nose Day, Hollywood Game Night
PBS: This Old House Hour, Les Miserables on Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: Un Poquito Tuyo, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: La Reina Soy Yo, Futbol Central, Futbol Mexicano Primera Division
 
 
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