FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 6/16/14)
ABC FAMILY: The Fosters (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Belly Up! (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: Louie (Finale) at 10pm and 10:30pm

With the gap narrowing in the A25-54 demo between Today and ABC‘s Good Morning America, the NBC morning show struck a deal with Matt Lauer that will keep him onboard for “multiple” years. “There is nobody I would rather have in the Today anchor chair than Matt,” said Deborah Turness, president of NBC News.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alex Trebek set the Guinness World Record for most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter. “It means I’ve been around a long time,” said the man who’s overseen 6,829 eps of Jeopardy! since 1984, humbly attributing his success to luck, then adding he hopes to stick around “a few more years.’
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google and ESPN have teamed for World Cup coverage. Google Search is featuring clips from matches and post-game highlights from ESPN FC, with traffic-boosting links to highlights and live matches on WatchESPN. It’s the first time in-game sports content has been integrated on Google Search.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Daytime Emmy Awards couldn’t find a TV home, but they found a host. Comedian Kathy Griffin will emcee the shindig, to be live-streamed from the Beverly Hilton ballroom Sunday, June 22. “I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man’s first step on the moon,” said Griffin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is developing an event series about the Beatles, from The Tudors’ Michael Hirst, Ben Silverman and Teri Weinberg. Should the project get the go-ahead, it will tell the story of the Fab Four in eight episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Bravo‘s Don’t Be Tardy, featuring Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kim Zolciak Biermann, premieres Thursday, July 17 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy‘s Face-Off is back for a seventh go-round Tuesday, July 22 at 9p. This season’s theme: “Life and Death.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mary Steenburgen broke the news via Twitter Thursday that she’s joining the cast of Netflix‘s  Orange Is the New Black. “Will I be in orange or black?” teased the Joan of Arcadia alum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for ABC‘s coverage of the NBA finals Thursday beat the other Big Four nets combined in the A18-49 demo from 9p-11p, 6.0 to 2.7, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Score! The opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Brazil versus Croatia) on Thursday drew 4.4 million viewers, the highest number since ESPN started receiving local ratings for the event in 1998. Friday’s Spain/Netherlands match delivered 3.1 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season six premiere of A&E‘s Duck Dynasty delivered a 1.8 rating among A18-49 and 4.6 million total viewers Wednesday night. That’s down 45 percent and 46 percent, respectively, versus the season five bow in January, but enough to handily beat cable competition for the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hot property: Wednesday’s season three finale of Bravo‘s Million Dollar Listing New York delivered 1.3 million total viewers and 713,000 P18-49, the highest-rated episode of the season among all key demos and the fifth consecutive week of gains among total viewers. The third season averaged 1.1 million total viewers, making it the most-watched season of the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casey Kasem, best known as host of radio program American Top 40 from 1970-2009, died June 15 at age 82. He had suffered from Lewy Body Disease, a form of dementia. Kasem also provided the voices for numerous TV commercials and cartoon characters, including Shaggy in Scooby-Doo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
22 Jump Street – $60 million
How To Train Your Dragon 2 – $50 million
Maleficent – $19 million
Edge of Tomorrow – 16.2 million
The Fault In Our Stars – $15.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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