FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/10/15)
A&E: The First 48: Revenge Kills (Premiere) at 8pm
FUSION: The Cannabusiness Report (Premiere) at 10pm
FYI: Style Unzipped (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Urban Oasis (Premiere) at 11pm
VH1: She’s Got Game (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC FAMILY: Becoming Us (Finale) at 10pm
HGTV: Tiny House, Big Living (Finale) at 9pm and 9:30pm
HISTORY: Forged In Fire (Finale) at 10pm

Empire was the big winner at the TCA Awards on Saturday, taking home the trophy for Program of the Year. “Critics don’t like me,” said the Fox drama’s co-creator Lee Daniels. “They never do…this  means so much to me.” Amy Schumer won for Individual Achievement in Comedy, while Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer nabbed the big comedy program award. (“Amy wanted to be here, but unfortunately she couldn’t,” said Inside writer Christine Nangle, accepting on her behalf. “She’s being treated for overexposure.”) Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, AMC’s Better Call Saul, FX’s The Americans, StarzThe Chair and ABC Family’s The Fosters were also honored.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX Networks wasn’t short on news at TCA. FX picked up comedy Better Things, starring Pamela Adlon and co-created and produced by Louis C.K.; ordered season three of Guillermo del Toro/Carlton Cuse thriller The Strain, and announced premiere dates for new Kurt Sutter drama The Bastard Executioner (Tuesday, September 15 at 10p), American Horror Story: Hotel (Wednesday, October 7 at 10p) and season two of Fargo (Monday, October 12 at 10p). FXX picked up to series animated comedy Cassius and Clay, and is the new home to Archer, which resided its first six seasons at FX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stephen Colbert hit the big screen last weekend, in a trailer promoting his September 8 The Late Show debut. Spoiler alert: it’s funny. Colbert also announced, via Twitter, that his first guest will be George Clooney.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Making the rounds of Sunday news shows, Donald Trump addressed the backlash over his post-GOP debate comments about Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly. “I cherish women,” said the candidate on CNN’s State of the Union, adding he did “nothing wrong whatsoever” by telling CNN Tonight’s Don Lemon, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever,” after Kelly pressed him about past sexist comments he has made. (He meant “nose and/or ears,” claimed Trump.) As for Erick Erickson disinviting him to Saturday’s RedState gathering, Trump said, “This guy’s a loser.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Trump’s inflammatory comments to the press apparently cost the candidate a top advisor. Veteran political operative Roger Stone shared with the press an email to Trump tendering his resignation due to the distraction of “provocative media fights.” Trump claimed Stone was fired.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A sudsy drama about a wealthy Mexican conglomerate from Salma Hayek and Michael McDonald (American Crime) has been put in development at ABC. Diego Gutierrez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) is the writer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC has started production on a docu-series following the Busby family, a clan that includes the only all-female set of quintuplets born in the U.S. Untitled seven-episode series from The Boardwalk Entertainment Group is slated to premiere in Spring 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

File this: Oxygen’s Boss Nails follows the owner of Tippie Toes Beauty Lounge as she works to build an empire “one nail at a time.” Docu-series launches tomorrow, August 11 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daily talker The Meredith Vieira Show is going live for season two, featuring a guest panel for its “What’s Hot Now!” segment that includes style expert Liliana Vazquez, Yamaneika Saunders (Funny Girls) and Parental Guidance co-host Megan Colarossi. “Uncut and unfiltered, anything can happen,” said Today Show vet Vieira. Sophomore run launches Tuesday, September 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Margaret Cho and reality star/actress NeNe Leakes guest on a special edition of E!’s Fashion Police covering the MTV VMAs on Monday, August 31 at 8p. They join co-hosts Melissa Rivers, Giuiiana Rancic and Brad Goreski. Following the premiere episode, each week two rotating celebrity guests will be revealed via social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Louie C.K. will take an extended hiatus from Louie after season five “to focus on other things,” announced FX CEO John Landgraf at TCA. C.K., who has two other series on the way for the network, took a two-year break between seasons 3 and 4. When will he be back this time? “It will be his choice,” said Landgraf.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Ladies of London are back for season two Monday, September 7 at 10p. Docu-series follows socialites making the scene across the pond.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Gallagher will recur on season seven of The Good Wife, returning to CBS Sunday, October 4. Gallagher’s keeping busy: the Covert Affairs alum also pops up on HBO’s Togetherness and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Colin Morgan (Humans) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue) lead the cast of BBC America/BBC One drama The Living and the Dead. Six-part series was created by Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Stewart’s final night as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on Thursday delivered 3.5 million viewers, the second best ever, with 1.8 million among A18-49. A visit from Presidential candidate Barack Obama drew 3.6 million viewers in 2008.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel’s GOP debate on Thursday was an even bigger draw than expected. The most-watched primary debate and biggest non-sports cable telecast ever delivered 24 million viewers, 7.9 of them A25-54. The final 2012 debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney earned 11.5 million viewers. Next GOP debates are September 17 and October 28 – and we’re betting some bean counters at CNN and CNBC are hoping a certain bombastic billionaire-turned-reality star is still in the race.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Debate day wasn’t all about Donald Trump. The Republican hopefuls who didn’t make the top 10 cut had their own FNC showdown at 5p, and drew a an impressive 6.1 million viewers, 1.2 million A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday, August 2 premiere of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise grew 45 percent in Live+3 among A18-49, to 1.6, and added 1.1 million total viewers over Live+SD to reach 4.7 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sportscaster and former NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford died August 9 of natural causes. He was 84. “We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live,” said a family statement. Gifford married Today host Kathie Lee Gifford in 1986.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Terrence Evans died August 7. He was 81. In addition to film work, Evans appeared in numerous television shows, including ER, The Golden Girls, Falcon Crest and Hill Street Blues, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 8/6/15)
1) Descendants Soundtrack – 29,584
2) Jill Scott – Woman – 25,287
3) Lil Dicky – Professional Rapper – 21,799

Other Debuts
8) Migos – Yung Rich Nation – 14,596
10) Saint Asonia – Saint Asonia – 13,060
13) Joss Stone – Water For Your Soul – 11,584
23) Knuckle Puck – Copacetic – 8,482
24) Lianne La Havas – Blood – 8,430
25) Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar – 8,331

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – $29.4 million
Fantastic Four – $26.2 million
The Gift – $12 million
Vacation – $9.1 million
Ant-Man – $7.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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