07/22/19: The Orville moves from Fox to Hulu


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TLC: The Family Chantel at 10p
The Orville is moving from Fox to Hulu exclusively for its upcoming third season. Series creator Seth MacFarlane broke the news at San Diego Comic-Con. McFarlane explained, “As the show has evolved and become more ambitious production-wise, I determined that I would not be able to deliver episodes until 2020, which would be challenging for the network. So we began to discuss how best to support the third season in a way that worked for the show…. I am hugely indebted to Charlie Collier and FOX Entertainment for their generosity and look forward to developing future projects there.” As for Hulu, “I look forward to our new partnership exploring the galaxy together,” said MacFarlane.
Ted Danson will play a wealthy businessman who becomes mayor of LA for all the wrong reasons in a comedy from 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock that landed a straight-to-series order from NBC. Universal Television will produce. “We are thrilled to be back home at NBC and writing for one of the network’s greatest stars of all time, Mary Steenburgen’s husband, Ted,” said Fey and Carlock. Danson is currently starring in The Good Place, heading into its final season on NBC.
CBS stations in at least 14 markets went dark on AT&T’s DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-verse systems, after the expiration of a carriage contract early Saturday morning. While AT&T called CBS “a repeat blackout offender,” CBS said, “This is just the latest example in AT&T’s long and clear track record of letting its consumers pay the price for its aggressive tactics to get programmers to accept below market terms.”
In related news, 2019 has already seen 213 blackouts due to retrans disputes, according to the American Television Alliance. Last year’s annual total was 165.
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Netflix ordered docu-series Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner from David Chang (Ugly Delicious). Series will feature Chang and celebrity guests exploring the cultures and cuisine of different cities. Tremolo Productions is producing in association with Majordomo Media.
Crypt TV expanded its deal with Facebook with a deal to create five horror series exclusively for Facebook Watch. The partnership is “a unique opportunity for Crypt to continue to build our brand and bring our original scary IP to Facebook Watch,” said Crypt TV CEO Jack Davis. Facebook will fund the new shows, each about 10 episodes.
truTV announced a ninth season order of its flagship original series, Impractical Jokers. That means viewers can count on hidden-camera hijinks from James “Murr” MurrayBrian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano on the net through 2020.
AMC renewed NOS4A2 for a season two, and released a teaser trailer and a digital short titled “Ghost,” a horror short story that weaves its own stand-alone tale while also fleshing out the supernatural mythology of Charlie Manx and the Wraith. The net is also bringing back Fear the Walking Dead for a sixth run.
Archer landed a season 11 renewal from FXX. “We are incredibly excited for our 11th season and look forward to Archer waking up from his coma and returning to a spy world that has continued without him for the past three years,” said Executive Producer Casey Willis.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: July 19-21
The Lion King (Buena Vista) $185.0 million, opening weekend
Spiderman: Far From Home (Sony) $21.0 million (week 3), cume revenue $319.7 million
Toy Story 4 (Buena Vista) $14.6 million (week 5), cume revenue $375.5 million
Crawl (Paramount) $6.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $23.8 million
Yesterday (Universal) $5.1 million (week 4), cume revenue $57.6 million
Stuber (Fox) $4.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $16.1 million
Aladdin (Buena Vista) $3.8 million (week 9), cume revenue $340.0 million
Annabelle Comes Home (Warner Bros.) $2.7 million (week 4), cume revenue $66.6 million
Midsommar (A24) $1.6 million (week 3), cume revenue $22.5 million
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Universal) $1.5 million (week 7), cume revenue $151.6 million 
Source: Comscore
TBS comedy game show The Misery Index makes its debut on Tuesday, October 22 at 10p. Inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens, The Misery Index stars Jameela Jamil as host, with truTV’s Impractical Jokers recurring as  panelists.
Amazon’s The Expanse returns for season four on Friday, December 13. It will be the sci-fi series’ first season on the streamer after its run on Syfy.
A time warp will push season three of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery 1000 years after season two, creator Alex Kurtzman said at San Diego Comic-Con. “There will be things you recognize and don’t recognize,” he teased.
Shudder’s Creepshow is set to premiere September 26, the streamer announced at Comic-Con. The two stories that will be featured in the premiere episode are Stephen King’s “Gray Matter” and Josh Malerman’s “House of the Head”.
Netflix docu-series Basketball or Nothing debuts Friday, August 2. Six parter follows a boys’ basketball team on the Navajo Nation reservation.
Season ten of The Walking Dead arrives Sunday, October 6 at 9p, it was announced at Comic-Con. Series regular Danai Gurira (Michonne) revealed it will be her final season on the zombie drama.
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The Cowboy Channel will bring the 123rd Cheyenne Frontier Days PRCA ProRodeo LIVE presented by DISH to national TV screens. The broadcast will include live coverage of all rodeo events as well as analysis July 20-28 at 3p and will be rebroadcast nightly at 7p. 
Documentary Now! is getting a a cast album. IFC and Lakeshore Records announced that “Original Cast Album: Co-op,” the episode about the cast album recording of the 1970 Broadway flop Co-op, will release its Original Cast Album digitally on July 26, with proceeds donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. “Though Co-op played only one performance on Broadway before closing, it has lived on in the hearts of fans long past the expiration of the era’s sideburns,” said Blake Callaway, Executive Director of IFC. “The Original Cast Album will be enjoyed for generations and will have to do until the arrival of the Broadway revival.
Anti-piracy company Vobile Group announced an agreement to acquire the RightsID and ChannelID assets from ZEFR, the contextual targeting platform for brands. The acquisition lets Vobile build on its customer base of the film studios and television networks by deepening relationships with major social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. “As we focus on capitalizing on the potential of our contextual targeting platform, we believe we’ve found the perfect home for RightsID and ChannelID. We are very proud of the success these businesses have built with the world’s leading content providers and believe combining these assets with Vobile creates an unmatched content protection and measurement company for the modern digital media market,” said Zach James, ZEFR’s Co-Founder and Co-CEO.  
ITV and the BBC officially announced they have teamed for a new subscription service, BritBox, aimed at fending off steamers like Netflix. For a monthly fee – which will be “less than other streaming services,” said the announcement – users will have access to original programs, as well as existing series and classics like Love Island, Victoria, The Office and Happy Valley. The service is separate from the U.S. version of BritBox.
DC Universe shared programming updates at San Diego Comic-Con. In the news: Doom Patrol was renewed for a second season via a deal with HBO Max; season two of Titans will premiere Friday, September 6; and Young Justice: Outsiders will continue with a fourth installment already in production.
Also at Comic-Con, FilmRise announced that all series and ROBOTECH: The Shadow Chronicles film from the anime franchise Robotech are now available to stream for free on ad-supported AVOD platforms including Roku, Vudu and FilmRise. Bonus material from the series will also be available.  
Kristen Bell had news for Veronica Mars fans at Comic-Con: all eight episodes of season four are now available for streaming on Hulu.
Facebook is decreasing the amount of text and the image size of ads in its mobile News Feed, starting August 19. Users will see three lines of text, versus seven, and can click to see more.
back2back Productions and Belfast-based Afro-Mic Productions got the greenlight for Saved on Camera from BBC One DaytimeCo-production offers heroic real-life moments caught on camera.
Endemol Shine announced that South African-based production company Both Worlds Pictures picked up the exclusive rights to adapt drama The Bridge in Africa. The deal will see Both Worlds seek a broadcast partner to create a South African/Zimbabwean version of the series.

CBS  Star Trek  Global Franchise Group today unveiled “Prime Directive: The Official Star Trek Podcast,” during a “Star Trek” universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Co-hosted by Tawny Newsome (Brockmire), who will be featured in CBS All Access’ upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks from Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty), the podcast will debut this fall.
Guest stars for season three of Dear White People include Yvette Nicole Brown, Blair Underwood, Laverne Cox, Flavor Flav and Simien. Netflix dramedy drops August 2…Garcelle Beauvais (Spider Man: Homecoming) will recur opposite Dennis Quaid in Netflix’s upcoming comedy Merry Happy Whatever.
Comic-Con announcements from the CW: Sendhil Ramamurhty (Heroes) will play DC villain Bloodwork in season six of The FlashCharlie Barnett landed a series regular role as John Diggle, Jr. in the final season of Arrow….Burt Ward, who played Robin in the 1960s Batman TV series, will appear in the annual Arrowverse superhero crossover including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman.
Thora Birch (American Beauty) and Kevin Carroll (The Leftovers) have joined the season ten cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
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Univision’s telecast of Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) on Thursday  positioned Univision as the #1 broadcast network for the night among A18-34 and P12-34. The three-hour show reached 6.1 million Total Viewers 2+, who turned in for all or part of the live broadcast, and averaged 923,000 among A18-49. Additionally, it generated 7.2 million total interactions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to become the most-social program for the entire day.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Thursday, July 18, 2019 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 2.95 million
Love Island 2.25, Big Brother 3.79, Elementary 2.81
FOX: 2.70 million
MasterChef 2.98, Spin the Wheel 2.43
NBC: 2.59 million
The Wall 3.30, Hollywood Game Night 2.40, Law & Order: SVU 2.08
ABC: 2.25 million
Holey Moley 3.16, Family Food Fight 1.74, Reef Break 1.85
UNIVISION: 1.9 million
Premios Juventud 1.9 million
TELEMUNDO: 1.41 million
Un Poquito Tuyo 0.89, Betty en NY 1.46, La Reina del Sur 1.89
CW: 0.63 million
iZombie 0.71, The Outpost 0.54

Thursday A18-49 Rating
CBS 0.6/4, FOX 0.6/4, TELE 0.4/3, NBC 0.4/2, ABC 0.4/2, CW 0.2/1
The HBO Max original programming team, led by Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, now includes Joey Chavez, EVP of Original Drama; Jessie Henderson, EVP of Original Feature Films; Jeniffer Kim, SVP of International Originals; Suzanna Makkos, EVP of Original Comedy and Animation; and Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of Original Non-Fiction and Kids.The HBO Max business operations and strategy group includes Eric Besner, SVP of Business Development and Strategy; Sandra Dewey, President of Business Operations and Production; Meredith Gertler, EVP of Program Strategy and Planning; and Michael Quigley, EVP of Content Acquisitions and Strategy. Patrick Kelly, EVP of Business Affairs, will report into Dewey.
NBCUniversal International Studios named Marc Helwig as EVP, Scripted. Helwig most recently had a first look producing deal at Legendary, during which he served as Executive Producer on Lost In Space for Netflix. 
A+E Networks promoted Saugato Banerjee to Managing Director, Asia, from his previous role of Managing Director, North Asia.

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937 – The U.S. Senate struck down President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to expand the Supreme Court.
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In Syfy’s Defiance (2013-2015), the city-state of Defiance is built on the ruins of which destroyed U.S. city? St. Louis. Kudos to: Andrew Goldman-Fathom Events/NYC, Will Allmendinger-Clear Channel Outdoor/Chicago, Ted Linhart-NBCUniversal/NYC, Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, Corey Lambert-Showtime Networks/NYC, Judith Margolis-The Back Room/Dallas, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Marge Amodio-Spectrum/Stamford, CT, Dan Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA, Brandon Lynch-GTB/Dallas, Barry Wooley-Telepictures/Chicago,David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
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