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Showtime ordered 8-hour limited series Escape at Dannemora, starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette, based on the real-life 2015 prison escape of 2 convicted murderers, aided by a married female prison employee. Ben Stiller will exec produce and direct.
Imperative Entertainment acquired the rights to Susan Quinn’s book, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady, about Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with reporter Lorena Hickok, to develop as a television series. Shana Feste (Country Strong) is set to write and direct; Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will serve as executive producer alongside Imperative Entertainment. 
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters inked a new overall deal with ABC Studios that includes serving as executive producers and showrunners for their The Gospel of Kevin, on ABC’s fall schedule, as well as developing new projects.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: June 2-4, 2017
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.) $100.5 million, opening weekend
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Fox) $23.5 million, opening weekend
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell Tales (Buena Vista) $21.6 million, (week 2), cume revenue $114.6 million
Guardians of the Galaxy (Buena Vista)  $9.7 million (week 5), cume revenue $355.4 million
Baywatch (Paramount) $8.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $41.7 million
Alien: Covenant (Fox) $4.0 million (week 3), cume revenue $67.2 million
Everything, Everything (Warner Bros.) $3.3 million (week 3), cume revenue $28.3 million
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Fox) $1.2 million (week 3), cume revenue $17.8 million
Snatched (Fox) $3.9 million (week 3), cume revenue $40.2 million
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Warner Bros.) $1.2 million (week 4) cume revenue $37.2 million
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Nat Geo documented the first-ever free solo climb of Yosemite’s 3000-foot vertical rock face El Capitan, for a film that will premiere in theaters followed by a global release on National Geographic channels in 171 countries. The journey of professional rock climber Alex Honnold, who completed his mission in just under 4 hours, was followed by a (rock-climbing) photographer and a filmmaker.
Telemundo Deportes has big plans for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 taking place June 17- July 2, with coverage of all matches produced from all venue cities. Matches will air live, 14 on Telemundo and two on Universo, and streamed via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes EN VIVO App. In addition to special pre and post-game programming, Telemundo’s news and entertainment programs will broadcast from Gorky Park in Moscow, and different locations across Russia through the duration of the tournament.
AMC Networks thriller/horror streaming service Shudder is moving into originals. First up: horror doc Primal Screen, exploring how people are simultaneously attracted to and repelled by what scares them, on Thursday, June 8.
Amazon ’s the Last Tycoon premieres Friday, July 28. Original series based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel stars Matt Bomer (White Collar), Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).
Season 14 of weekly investing series Consuelo Mack Wealth Track launches on public television nationwide beginning Friday, June 23 at 7:30p (check local listings), kicking off with a philanthropy special, “Simple Giving.”
El Senor de los Cielos is back for season 5 on Telemundo Tuesday, June 20 at 10p.
On the season 2 premiere of Viceland’s Huang’s World, Wednesday, June 28 at 10p, Eddie arrives in Washington, D.C. during the week of the inauguration.
Man at Arms: Art of War , hosted by Danny Trejo (Sons of Anarchy) and focused on iconic weapons, launches on El Rey Thursday, June 8 at 8p. Rite of Passage, about extreme rituals in harsh locales, follows at 9p.
The hacker behind the leaking of 10 Orange Is the New Black episodes appears to have ABC in the crosshairs now, tweeting Friday, “American Broadcasting Company may be up next, ladies and gentlemen.” The hacker claims it obtained shows from a post-production company last year, and is looking for ransom.
Starting June 6, Intel will livestream an out of market MLB game every Tuesday through its Intel True VR app, using multiple 4K-resolution cameras. Included will be player and team stats, and in-app commentary.
68% of connected consumers either tolerate or like advertising, and 36% think advertising is changing for the better, according to Kantar Media’s global Dimension survey. Among those who use ad blockers, almost half say they have issues with aspects of online advertising rather than a problem with the ads themselves. And when it comes to mobile, 35% of those surveyed said they would be willing to provide more data to brands in return for more relevant ads.
Ad tech firm Audience Science is closing, less than a month after its biggest client, consumer package goods giant Procter & Gamble, severed their relationship.
Anthony Edwards (ER) will co-star opposite Edie Falco in NBC limited series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, based on the case of brothers convicted of murdering their parents.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Pitch) landed a starring role in Fox drama pilot The Passage.
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For the third month in a row, Discovery scored its highest-rated Mondays ever among P25-54 and M25-54. The network also had its highest-rated May Sundays ever across P/W25-54, and W18-49, remained a Top 5 cable network among P/M 25-54 and P/M 18-49 and net boasted more of the month’s top 10 cable series among P25-54, M25-54, M18-49 and P2+ (Street Outlaws, Naked and Afraid XL, Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid and Vegas Rat Rods) than any other network.
May was Bounce’s most-watched month ever in Total Day Household delivery (176,000), an increase of +27% vs. May of 2016. Bounce also posted double-digit Total Day gains of +22% in P18-49, +17% in P25-54, +25% in P18+ and +21% in P2+.  
Velocity had its highest-delivering May in network history during Prime and Total Day among P/M25-54, P/M18+ and P2, posting double-digit year over year Primetime rating and delivery gains among key demos P/M25-54 and double-digit delivery growth around the clock among P/M18+ and P2+ including Daytime, Fringe, Late Night and Weekend AM/PM. 
In TVisions’ monthly attention rankings, measuring eyes-on-screen attention, CBS’s now-canceled Training Day topped the chart, despite low ratings. Huh? “Sometimes we see shows that have strong niche followings, but lower ratings top our attention list,” explained Mark Green, chief strategy officer. “This shows the commitment of the smaller audience to the show. Networks and producers point to our attention data to show the value of these types of programs for advertisers looking to capture attention of particular audiences.”
TVision’s Monthly Attention Index for Primetime Broadcast, Cable and OTT Shows in May
The Americans (FX) 265.9
Fargo (FX) 167.6
Second Wives Club (E!) 160.3
The Challenge (MTV) 158.8
The Son (AMC) 157.3
Training Day (CBS) 184.8
Superstore (NBC) 168.6
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 153.1
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 146.4
Speechless (ABC) 142.0
Narcos (Netflix) 145.8
Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon) 135.4
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (Netflix) 125.7
House of Cards (Netflix) 123.7
The Keepers (Netflix) 102.5
TVision measures actual eyes on screen attention from an opt-in panel of 7500 people at 2000 U.S. households, second by second with privacy safe facial recognition technology.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
CBS: 3.2/6
NCIS: Los Angeles 3.3/6, Criminal Minds 3.4/6, Code Black 2.8/6
NBC: 3.1/6
Little Big Shots 4.8/9, The Carmichael Show 2.7/5, This Is Us 1.9/4
FOX: 2.2/4
MasterChef 2.3/5, The F Word 2.0/4
ABC: 1.5/3
The Goldbergs 2.0/4, Speechless 1.6/3, Modern Family 1.9/4, black-ish 1.7/3, Still Star-Crossed 0.9/2
Reina de la Cancion 0.9/2, Doble Vida E Carrillo 0.9/2, La Piloto 0.9/2
TELE: 0.6/1
El Capo 0.6/1, Querida de Centauro 0.6/1, Querida de Centauro 0.6/1
CW: 0.4/1
Arrow 0.4/1, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 0.4/1

Wednesday A19-49: FOX 1.1/5, NBC .8/4, CBS .6/3, UNI.6/3, ABC .5/2, TELE 0.5/2, CE .2/1
Source: Nielsen
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Answer to Our Last Trivia Question : Which two characters on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2003) appeared in every episode? Sabrina and her cat, Salem. Kudos to: Elizabeth Wendorf-Blackwood Seven/LA, Kendrick Coq-AMC Networks, NYC, Jean Nadeau-WSFX-TV/Wilmington, NC, Michael Goodman-Radio One/Atlanta, Karen Van Vleet-Horizon Media/NYC, Michelle Maman-Mediavest|Spark/Chicago, Eric Litt-Tribune Broadcasting/Chicago, Jim Katz-Radcliffe Road Pictures/LA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Dale Warshaw-KMSB/KTTU/Tucson
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JOB OPENING: SENIOR WRITER/PRODUCER/NYC: Lead creative for IFC Originals launches and brand campaigns. Idea-generating/writing/producing/directing mastermind with a comedy background and “Always On, Slightly Off” sensibility. 6-8 years’ experience. Submit resume and reel link HERE (6/9)

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ABC: The Bachelorette, Still Star-Crossed
CBS: Kevin Can Wait [r], Man with a Plan [r], Mom [r], Life in Pieces [r], Scorpion [r]
CW: Supergirl [r], Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r], Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r] 
FOX: Gotham [f]
NBC: Stanley Cup Final
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], Secrets of the Tower of London [r], Independent Lens [r] 
Telemundo: El Capo, La Querida del Centauro, La Querida del Centauro  
Univision: La Reina de la Cancion, La Doble Vida de Estala Carrilo, La Piloto

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