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FX is developing a political drama inspired by the career of retired U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, reports Deadline. Run comes from Boxer and her daughter, Andrew Lenchewski (Royal Pains), and PatMa Productions.
Mick Betancourt (Shots Fired) will serve as co-showrunner and EP of Syfy’s Deadly Class, slated for summer 2019. He joins Rick Remender, writer of the graphic novel on which the show is based, and Miles Orion Feldscott.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: May 25-27, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Buena Vista) $83.3 million, opening weekend
Deadpool 2 (Fox) $42.7 million (week 2), cume revenue $207.4 million
Avengers: Infinity War (Buena Vista) $16.5 million (week 5), cume revenue $621.7 million
Book Club (Par.) $9.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $31.8 million
Life of the Party (WB) $5.1 million (week 3), cume revenue $39.1 million
Breaking In (Uni.) $4.1 million (week 3), cume revenue $35.6 million
Show Dogs (Global Road) $3.1 million (week 2), cume revenue $10.7 million
Overboard (PNT) $3.0 million (week 4), cume revenue $41.5 million
A Quiet Place (Par.) $2.2 million (week 8), cume revenue $180.0 million
RPG (Magn.) $1.1 million (week 4), cume revenue $5.6 million
Source: comScore
Season two of Floribama Shore launches on MTV Tuesday, June 19 at 10p. The reality show was the number one original cable series and the number two new original unscripted cable series in 2017, per Nielsen Live+SD P18-34 data.
New seasons of true crime series set to debut on ID next month include Fear Thy Neighbor (Saturday, June 2 at 10p), Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris (Sunday, June 3 at 10p), The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas (Monday, June 4 at 10p), and Murder Comes to Town (Tuesday, June 5 at 9p). Newcomers joining the lineup are People Magazine Investigates: Cults, offering untold stories of cult leaders starting Monday, June 4 at 9p, and Wonderland Murders, focused on Portland homicide investigators, debuting on Tuesday, June 5 at 10p.
72andSunny laid off “less than 5 percent” of its LA staff last week. The MDC Partners shop and Infiniti had just cut ties, less than a year after 72andSunny was hired to handle campaigns for several vehicle launches. 
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation had barely taken effect when Austria-based nonprofit None Of Your Business filed complaints against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp. NOYB accused the companies of using pop-up “consent boxes” tied to access of the services. They also aim to stop “annoying and obtrusive pop-ups which are used to claim a user’s consent.”
U.S.-based companies are hustling to get data consent from users even though the GDRP privacy rules only affect Europeans, to avoid inadvertently violating the rights of EU citizens in this country. But according to a survey by Research Intelligencer and Pollfish, only 30.4% of respondents agreed to the requests immediately.
Social video service Twitch is teaming with Poker Central to stream the World Series of Poker. Live, free coverage of over 30 tournaments runs June 2 at 3p through July 14.
Starz is launching its StarzPlay OTT service on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the UK and Germany, a year after Amazon first launched Prime there. Subscribers will get new programming the same day U.S. customers do.
Amsterdam-based Rooftop Immersive Studio inked a deal with AMC Networks International Southern Europe to aggregate and distribute VR content, a first step toward consolidating a partnership between the two companies.  Rooftop Immersive Studio will aggregate VR content on a monthly basis from a variety of genres with a focus on documentaries and factual VR experiences for the brand Odisea / Odisseia. 
Seasons 1-5 of The Mindy Project launch on Fuse Friday, June 1, with a “Mindy’s Allstars” marathon from 5p-11p. Season 6 of the series comes to linear TV for the first time with its Fuse premiere on Wednesday, September 12. The comedy ran on Fox for its first three season, moving to Hulu for seasons 4-6.
The Paley Center for Media is presenting “An Evening with Dear White People” on June 5 at 7p in Beverly Hills. Cast and creator will take part in a panel discussion.
Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), Connie Ray (The Big C), Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys), Taylor Ortega (JonTron), Ciara Wilson (OMG!) and Erika Tham (Make it Pop) have joined the cast of the live-action Kim Possible, a Disney Channel original movie. Comedy-adventure is set to debut in 2019.
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Leading into Sunday’s season one finale, BBC America’s Killing Eve posted an unbroken streak of ratings growth among A25-54 and A18-49 demos stretching back to its premiere. Across seven weeks, the series grew a total of 47% in total viewers, 90 percent in A25-54 and 94% in A18-49 from its premiere episode on April 8 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, with the penultimate episode delivering 986,000 total viewers, 455,000 A25-54, and 367,000 A18-49.
Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals matched ESPN’s highest-rated game ever, with a 9.1 metered rating on Sunday. 
Univision stations finished the May Sweep as the leader in Early News across LA, New York, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, and Sacramento, regardless of language, among A18-49. Univision stations also delivered the number one late local news among A18-49 in Dallas and A18-34 in Dallas and Chicago.
E!’s season three premiere episode of Total Bellas on May 20 delivered a series high in P18-34 (331,000) and W18-34 (253,000),  and garnered 893,000 total viewers in Live+3.  

TV Time June Anticipation Report 
Most Anticipated New TV Shows:
  1. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Freeform) – 6/7
  2. Yellowstone (Paramount Network) – 6/20
  3. Are You Human Too? (KBS TV2) – 6/4
  4. Dietland (AMC) – 6/4
  5. American Woman (Paramount Network) – 6/7
Most Anticipated Returning TV Shows:
  1. Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix) – 6/22
  2. GLOW (Netflix) – 6/29
  3. Shooter (USA) – 6/21
  4. 12 Monkeys (Syfy) – 6/15
  5. The Bold Type (Freeform) – 6/12
TV Time ranked the tens of millions of show follows for TV series in the TV Time app to determine the most anticipated global broadcast, cable and OTT television series for June 2018.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, May 25, 2018 time period averages
Source: Nielsen, Live+SD
CBS: 3.92 million
Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition 3.38, Hawaii Five-0 3.87, Blue Bloods 4.51
NBC: 2.97 million
Champions 4.51, Dateline 7.98
ABC: 2.59 million
Quantico 2.67, Shark Tank 2.15, 20/20 2.94
FOX: .66 million
Phenoms .81, Phenoms .51
CW: .46 million
My Last Days .55, Life Sentence .38
Friday A18-49:  NBC .5/2, ABC .5/2, CBS .4/2, FOX .2/1, CW .2/1
Chloe Gottlieb landed the role of Director of User Experience at Google. Gottlieb comes from R/GA, where she was co-U.S. Chief Creative Officer.

Gary Garfinkel, Co-Head, Content Acquisitions at Showtime Networks, died May 25 from an illness. He was 55. “Gary was one of the most warm and welcoming people I’ve known, and was beloved by everyone who worked with him at Showtime over the past 25 years,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks. “He was a great warrior and advocate for our company.”


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Answer to the Last Trivia Question: Which TV series featured fictional fundamentalist group the United Effort Brotherhood? Big Love (2006-2011). Kudos to: Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Christy Miller-HBO/NYC, Charles Lore/NYC, Evan Williams-Roger Wilco Productions/New Canaan, CT, Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA, Becca Vesperino-Viacom/NYC
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Answer to the Last Anagram: Ha Tent Is Lie = The Alienist. Kudos to: Tom Giesen-DISH Studio, Mandy Ledbetter-Discovery/NYC, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Music Show Anagram: That A Wholesome Pilot (Email [email protected] with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)

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CBS: NCIS [r], Bull [r], 48 Hours: NCIS
CW: The Flash [r], The 100 [r]
FOX: Beat Shazam [p], Love Connection [p]
NBC:  America’s Got Talent [p], World of Dance [p]
PBS: American Experience, Frontline [r]
TELEMUNDO: Mi Familia Perfecta, Al Otro Lado del Muro, El Senor de los Cielos  
UNIVISION: El Rico y Lazaro, Papa a Toda Madre, Por Amar Sin Ley

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