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    Idina Menzel, Bethany Mota, More Set For “Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition”

    Last spring, CBS trialed special celebrity editions of “Undercover Boss.”

    This spring, the network is moving forward with a complete season of the celebrity-themed show.

    Whereas the original series involves executives going undercover to learn about the innerworkings of their companies, the celebrity version generally finds disguised stars interacting with talented people in their professional fields.

    “Imagine if your idol could walk a mile in your shoes, recognize your special ability and change your life forever? This is what you’ll see this season on the celebrity edition of UNDERCOVER BOSS – along with state-of-the-art disguises, trickier undercover situations – and the greatest payoffs yet,” said Greg Goldman, executive producer of the new series.

    The season premieres on May 11. Ahead of that launch, CBS revealed the first four celebrity guests. Episode previews follow:

    FRIDAY, MAY 11 (Season Premiere)

    Gabby Douglas – Two-time U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team member, three-time Olympic Gold medalist, a two-time New York Times bestselling author and one of the most celebrated Olympic gymnasts of all time. Douglas goes undercover to discover incredibly gifted gymnasts and coaches.

    FRIDAY, MAY 18

    Idina Menzel – Tony Award-winning iconic Broadway star and multi-platinum recording artist and actress, who is celebrated for singing “Let It Go,” the international phenomenon from the animated feature film “Frozen.” Mendel goes undercover to find Broadway’s next amazing talents.

    FRIDAY, MAY 25

    Bethany Mota – YouTube sensation and author with more than 12.7 million subscribers and over one billion views, who is one of the most powerful and inspiring voices in social media. Mota goes undercover to identify up-and-coming YouTube talent.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 1

    Deion Sanders – Pro Football Hall of Famer, eight-time Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl champion and current NFL Network analyst who was one of the most electrifying athletes in the NFL and MLB. Sanders goes undercover to find amazing football coaches.

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    “Jersey Shore” Cast, Priyanka Chopra Scheduled For “The View” Episodes

    Several weeks ago, the seven “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” cast members appeared together on “Good Morning America.”

    On May 2, they will collectively appear on another ABC talk show.

    Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Mike “The Situation” are scheduled for the May 2 edition of ABC’s “The View.”

    The following day’s episode will feature an actress who is no stranger to spring 2018 talk show appearances: Priyanka Chopra. Currently promoting the new season of “Quantico,” Chopra has appeared (or will appear) on “The Tonight Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Live With Kelly & Ryan,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “Watch What Happens Live.”

    Complete “The View” listings follow:

    Monday, April 30–Kathy Griffin; “View Your Deal” with hottest items at affordable prices

    Tuesday, May 1– Serena Williams (“Being Serena”)

    Wednesday, May 2– Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Mike “The Situation” (“Jersey Shore Family Vacation”)

    Thursday, May 3 – Priyanka Chopra (ABC’s “Quantico”); original moderator of ‘The View’ Meredith Vieira & her husband Richard M. Cohen (“Chasing Hope”)

    Friday, May 4— Charlize Theron (“Tully”)

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    Ratings: Syfy’s “Krypton” Endures Another Decline

    For the fifth consecutive week, Syfy’s “Krypton” endured week-over-week declines in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

    According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s episode drew a 0.17 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 597,000 overall viewers.

    The numbers trail the 0.22 rating and 725,000 viewer mark garnered by the previous installment.

    Wednesday’s episode marked the sixth installment of “Krypton,” which premiered on March 21. That premiere drew a 0.42 rating and 1.32 million viewer mark, which means this week’s episode less than half the initial audience.

    While “Krypton” is not at all a bad performer by Syfy standards, its numbers certainly do not befit the pre-premiere hype and promotion. They certainly do not establish “Krypton” as a major hit.

    As viewers increasingly turn to DVR and streaming and networks increasingly look beyond live+same-day ratings when renewing series, there is nonetheless no way to meaningfully assess its renewal prospects.

    “Krypton” may not be living up to the hype, but it is still — at least as of right now — big by Syfy standards. But is it big enough to warrant additional investment from Syfy?

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    Camila Cabello Confirms “Never Be The Same” Remix, Thanks Kane Brown For “Magical Voice”

    In a Tuesday Tweet, Camila Cabello confirmed that she had a surprise for her fans coming this week.

    It did not stay a surprise for long.

    Fans quickly noticed that a new version of “Never Be The Same” featuring country artist Kane Brown had been registered in the ISRC database. Brown, moreover, posted fire emojis in response to Cabello’s initial Tweet.

    Thursday, Cabello confirmed the validity of her fans’ investigation. In posts across her social networks, she revealed that she collaborated with Kane Brown for a new version of “Never Be The Same,” which will be revealed late Thursday/early Friday (midnight ET).

    In addition to confirming the release, Cabello shared a brief note about the idea for the remix — and her happiness with Brown’s involvement.

    “When we were writing this song, [co-writer and producer] Frank Dukes kept telling me ‘the melodies you’re doing make it feel like this could be a country song’,” wrote Cabello. “Ever since we finished writing it i always thought this could be reimagined with a country artist, and i heard Kane brown’s song “What Ifs” one day and freaked out!!!!”

    Calling Brown the “perfect artist” with which to remake the song, Cabello declares his vocal contribution “magical.”

    “I’m so so excited about this and hope you love it as much as i do and thank you Kane for your magical voice, this song tells a different story now,” added Cabello.

    The “Never Be The Same” remix enters the market as the original version moves toward #1 on the pop radio airplay chart. The song meanwhile occupies a Top 10 position at hot adult contemporary radio and a Top 15 slot on the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100.

    It is unclear if there are any plans to promote the Kane Brown version to country radio, where Brown’s own “Heaven” is marching toward #1.

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    Maroon 5, Panic! At The Disco, Foo Fighters Performing On “Ellen DeGeneres Show”

    Listings have emerged for the May 7-11 string of “Ellen DeGeneres Show” episodes.

    Three of those episodes have confirmed musical guests.

    Maroon 5 is listed for the May 7 edition of the daytime talk show. As with the band’s last “Ellen” visits, frontman Adam Levine will also participate in an interview.

    Panic! At The Disco will take the “Ellen” stage on May 8. That episode will also feature interviews with Woody Harrelson and Gayle King.

    Foo Fighters will close the week with a performance on May 11. Jane Fonda is listed as the interview guest.

    Previously confirmed “Ellen” performers include Keith Urban (April 27) and Leon Bridges (May 3).

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    Keith Urban, Sugarland, Rae Sremmurd Scheduled To Perform On “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

    Keith Urban, Sugarland and Rae Sremmurd are set to take the stage on upcoming “Jimmy Kimmel Live” episodes.

    Urban will take the stage on the April 30 edition of the popular late-night talk show. Carol Burnett and Jake Tapper will be the interview guests.

    Fellow country act Sugarland will perform on the May 2 “Kimmel” episode. The performance will close an episode that also features Mike Myers and Zazie Beetz.

    Rae Sremmurd will close the week with a performance on May 3. Bill Hader and Cory Booker will be that night’s interview guests.

    — ABC has not yet announced a musical or comedy guest for the May 1 broadcast. Miley Cyrus and Elizabeth Warren will have interviews.

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    Colin Jost, Michael Che Announced As Hosts For 2018 Emmy Awards

    “Weekend Update” anchors and “Saturday Night Live” head writers Colin Jost and Michael Che will be hosting the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    NBC, which is handling broadcasting duties this year, confirmed the news in a Thursday announcement.

    The ceremony, which will honor the year’s television highlights, will emanate from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on September 17.

    “We’re proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow that’s a real fact,” said Jost and Che.

    Along with Jost and Che, the ceremony will feature special appearances by other members of the “Saturday Night Live” cast.

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    Keith Urban Scheduled For Interview, Performance On May 3 “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

    Six days after releasing his “Graffiti U” album, country superstar Keith Urban will visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

    According to NBC, Urban will appear as an interview and musical guest on the May 3 edition of the late-night talk show.

    The episode will also feature an appearance by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Stephanie Beatriz.

    Official “Late Night” listings follow:

    Thursday, April 26: Guests Chris Hayes, Brian Koppelman & David Levien. Sarah Tomek sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0677.

    Friday, April 27: Guests Tiffany Haddish and musical guest The War on Drugs. Gil Sharone sits-in with the 8G Band. (OAD 4/9/18)

    Monday, April 30: Guests John Mulaney and Lauren Ambrose. Carter McLean sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0678.

    Tuesday, May 1: Guests Kathy Griffin and Jonny Sun. Carter McLean sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0679.

    Wednesday, May 2: Guests Priyanka Chopra, Mike O’Brien and musical guest Lord Huron. Carter McLean sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0680.

    Thursday, May 3: Guests Keith Urban, Stephanie Beatriz and musical guest Keith Urban. Carter McLean sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0681.

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    Preliminary Ratings: “Riverdale,” “The Originals” Hold Steady This Week

    The CW’s Wednesday dramas held steady in the adults 18-49 demographic this week. They meanwhile enjoyed slight episode-to-episode gains in overall viewership.

    According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s “Riverdale” drew a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 1.15 million overall viewers. Last week’s episode drew the same 0.4 demo rating but a slightly lesser 1.10 million viewer tally.

    “Riverdale” led into “The Originals,” which drew a 0.4 in the demo and 1.04 million in overall viewership. Last week’s season premiere managed a 0.4 rating and 0.97 million viewers.

    — This week’s “The Originals,” interestingly, outdrew “Riverdale” among adults 18-34. “Riverdale” led in that demo last week.

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    Miley Cyrus Confirmed For May 1 “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Taping (Update)

    Update: Headline Planet can confirm that Miley Cyrus will be the lead interview guest on the May 1 “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

    Elizabeth Warren is also set for an interview on the episode. No musical guest has yet been announced.
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    Popular entertainer Miley Cyrus is headed to ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

    According to the 1iota ticketing website, Cyrus will appear at the May 1 taping. “Kimmel” appearances typically air the night they are taped, suggesting that Cyrus will indeed be part of next Tuesday night’s broadcast.

    ABC has not yet specified her role for the episode.

    Other upcoming “Kimmel” visitors include cast members from “Infinity War” (Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen and Winston Duke, April 26), Morgan Wallen & Florida Georgia Line (April 26), Carol Burnett (April 30), Jake Tapper (April 30), Mike Myers (May 2), and Bill Hader (May 3).

    All listings are subject to change.

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