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Travel Channel greenlit 26 new episodes of Paranormal Caught on Camera. The show, which launched on Wednesday, February 13, posted a 50% increase year-over-year for its time slot and ranks in the top 3 of all Travel Channel original series. Over 13.2 million total viewers have tuned into the first season to date. New episodes launch early next year.
Four episodes of into season four, HGTV has picked up 13 additional episodes of Good Bones. On Tuesdays at 9p, the series has grown the timeslot’s rating by 15% among P25-54 over the prior six weeks, making it a top 5 program on HGTV in the demo. Good Bones also ranks as the second most streamed series on the HGTV app since its season premiere. 
Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh inked a deal to produce a project with Quibi, revealed the founder of the short-form mobile platform, Jeffrey Katzenberg, at the Produced By Conference on Saturday. Quibi, slated to launch in April 2020, will have “a completely new platform, with a completely new opportunity to tell stories in a different format” of short chapters, said Katzenberg.
Showtime signed executive producers and writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien to an overall deal under which they will continue to serve as showrunners of Billions while also developing new projects exclusively for the network. 
AMC Networks landed the rights to Mona Awad’s forthcoming novel Bunny to develop as a series, reports Deadline. Megan Mostyn-Brown is attached to write the pilot.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: June 7-9
The Secret Life of Pets
(Universal) $47.1 million, opening weekend
Dark Phoenix (Fox) $33.0 million, opening weekend
Aladdin (BV) $24.5 million (week 3), cume revenue $232.4 million
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (WB) $15.5 (week 2), cume revenue $78.6 million
Rocketman (Paramount) $14.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $50.5 million
Ma (Universal) $7.8 million (week 2), cume revenue $32.8 million
John Wicke – Chapter 3: Parabellum (LG/S) $7.4 million (week 4), cume revenue $138.7 million
Avengers End Game (BV) $4.8 (week 7), cume revenue $824.4 million
Pokeman: Detective Pikachu (WB) $3.0 million (week 5), cume revenue $137.4 million
Booksmart (UAR) $1.6 million (week 3), cume revenue $17.8 million
Source: Comscore
ID‘s Forbidden: Dying for Love returns Saturday, June 22 at 10p, telling stories of relationships that lead to shocking crimes.
Starz is holding a premiere event for the sixth season of Power, at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, August 20. The one-night event will feature a performance by 50 Cent, surprise guests, and appearances by series creator Courtney A. Kemp and the drama’s cast. Fifteen-episode season debuts Sunday, August 25 at 8p.
LMN’s Wrong movie franchise returns this summer with four new films premiering every Friday in July at 8p.  Vivica A. Fox, who starred in last year’s The Wrong Cruise and The Wrong Friend, continues her relationship with the network, will star in and produce all four new movies, The Wrong Stepmother, The Wrong Boy Next Door, The Wrong Mommy and The Wrong Tutor.
Not a fan of fireworks? TLC will run an eight-hour marathon of Dr. Pimple Popper starting at 4p on the Fourth of July. New episodes premiere on Thursday, July 11 at 9pm. 
Hear firsthand from Facebook’s Director of North America Agency, Erik Geisler, regarding how (and why) they rolled out Facebook Showcase: http://www.cynopsis.com/techfronts/facebook-presents-showcase/ (1 MIN read)
WarnerMedia is looking into a plan to package HBO, Cinemax, the Warner Bros. TV and movie library (Friends!), and exclusive originals for a streaming service that would cost $16-17/month, reports the Wall Street Journal. The service, which would launch in beta before year’s end, differs from the three-tiered plan outlined by WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey in November.
Season one of Comedy Central series The Other Two is available to stream now through June 24. Comedy stars Drew Tarver as a 28-year-old actor struggling to get better auditions than “Man At Party Who Smells Fart,” and Heléne Yorke as his 30-year-old sister.
Showtime released the series premiere of its new drama City on a Hill early for free online sampling, on streaming platforms and on demand. Series starring  Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground) makes its official bow Sunday, June 16 at 9p. 
Epix is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels for $5.99 per month – just in time for subscribers to catch a new series. “Working with Amazon to make Epix programming available on Prime Video Channels continues to build on the momentum we’ve created over the last several months,” said Michael Wright, President, Epix. “Having our network launch in time for subscribers to watch our new series Perpetual Grace, LTD is a great moment of awareness and growth for our channel.”
Comcast announced Xfinity X1 is the exclusive home of live 4K coverage in both English and Spanish for the FIFA Women’s World Cup from FOX and Telemundo. Xfinity TV customers will have access to a soccer destination that aggregates live, on demand and streaming events in one place, along with real-time scores, standings, highlights, and more. 
The CW closed Upfront advertising deals for about 80% of its TV inventory up 14-15% in CPM adult viewer pricing, according to MediaPost. The net had overall single digit percentage gains in dollar volume.
The U.S. ad marketplace dipped 3% in April versus March, but rose 11% versus April 2018, according to Standard Media Index. SMI’s Ad Market Tracker index indicates digital fell 9% from March to April, while its national TV index rose 7%.
Nexstar Digital announced the launch of its proprietary TViQ audience solution for national and local advertisers, integrating proprietary data from Nexstar’s owned and operated U.S. TV stations. “Nexstar Digital is in a unique position to help advertisers navigate the complexities of video advertising across every screen and maximize target audience delivery across the entire Nexstar owned and operated portfolio of assets, which we expect to increase substantially in the near future,” said Greg Morrow, head of Nexstar Digital’s platform group.
Among the guest star roster for Sherman’s Showcase, IFC’s  new variety sketch series premiering Wednesday, July 31 at 10p, are  Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor; CommonMorris Day, Tiffany HaddishLil Rel Howery, Quincy Jones, Mike JudgeKenny and Keith Lucas, John LegendNigel LythgoeCurt MenefeeVic MensaTawny Newsome, Ne-YoRay Parker, Jr.Mario Van PeeblesDamon Wayans, Jr.Marlon Wayans and Bresha Webb….Levy Tran was upped to series regular on season four of CBS’s MacGyver….Ashley Tisdale (Clipped) joins new CBS comedy Carol’s Second Act as a series regular, in the role played by Bonnie Denison in the pilot.
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The Fear the Walking Dead  season five premiere was watched by 3 million total viewers, including 1.5 million A25-54 and 1.2 million A18-49 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, making the AMC series the third highest-rated cable drama premiere for the season in both key demos.
Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart wrapped season six as the second highest-rated and most-watched scripted series across ad-supported cable in 2019 to-date, behind The Walking Dead. And despite the loss of Lori Loughlin’s character, Abigail, it was the highest-rated season in series’ history, with the final installment on Sunday, June 2 ranking as the highest-rated episode since the series launched in 2013.
TV Time’s June 2019 Anticipation Report
New Series
Euphoria (HBO) – 6/16/19 
Too Old To Die Young (Amazon Prime Video) – 6/14/19
Grand Hotel (ABC) – 6/17/19
NOS4A2 (AMC) – 6/2/19
City on a Hill (Showtime) –  6/16/19
Returning Series
Black Mirror (Netflix) – 6/5/19
DARK (Netflix) – 6/21/19
Big Little Lies (HBO) – 6/9/19
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – 6/5/19
3% (Netflix) – 6/7/19
Methodology: Millions of viewers from around the world use TV Time to track and react to the cable, broadcast, and OTT shows they’re watching. Based on global data from our users, these are the most anticipated series for June 2019.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Thursday, June 6 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 5.25 million
Stanley Cup Finals 5.25
ABC: 4.66 million
Celebrity Family Feud 5.55, The $100,000 Pyramid 4.52, To Tell the Truth 3.91
CBS: 4.32 million
Big Bang Theory 5.09, Young Sheldon 4.93, Mom 4.40, Life in Pieces 4.19, Elementary 3.66
TELEMUNDO 1.34 million
Un Poquito Tuyo 0.90, Betty en NY 1.42, La Reina del Sur 1.86
FOX: 1.29 million
Paradise Hotel 1.29
UNIVISION 1.23 million
La Reina Soy Yo 1.28, Silvia Pinal, Frente a ti 1.26, Por Amar Sin Leyn1.14
CW: 0.67 iZOmbie 0.72, In the Dark 0.61
Thursday A18-49 Ratings: NBC 1.5/7, ABC 0.8/4, CBS 0.6/3, TELE 0.5/3, FOX 0.4/2, UNI 0.4/2, CW 0.2/1
Oregon state police confirmed that a body found on April 5 at the home of Dennis Day was that of the original Mousketeer. Day, who would have been 76, was reported missing in July 2018; no cause of death has been determined.

This Day in History:  1963 – The Equal Pay Act was signed into law.
Answer to our last trivia question: Why did Dr. Shutt go from neurosurgeon to psychiatrist on Chicago Hope (1994-2000)? He suffered an aneurysm. Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC, Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Mike Seidel-CSI Sports/Jersey City, NJ, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA,David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA
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ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBA Countdown, NBA Finals
CBS: The Neighborhood, Man With a Plan, The Code, Bull  
CW: Masters of Illusion, Masters of Illusion, The Big Stage, The Big Stage
FOX: Beat Shazam, So You Think You Can Dance  
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Dateline NBC
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, Independent Lens
Telemundo: Un Poquito Tuyo, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: La Reina Soy Yo, Silvia Pinal, Frente a ti, Por Amar Sin Ley
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