FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/17/15)
A&E: The First 48: Bad Blood (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: 36 Hours (Premiere) at 8pm
DIY: Yard Crashers (Finale) at 10pm
FOOD: Cake Wars (Finale) at 8pm
VH1: Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (Finale) at 8pm

Seems the best time for NBC’s upcoming Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, first slated for Tuesdays at 10p, is two hours earlier. After its initial airings September 15 and September 22 at 10p, following solid lead-ins in the season finale of America’s Got Talent and the premiere of The Voice, the variety show slides to the 8p slot for the rest of its run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Responding to reports that NBC “fired” him from Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump tweeted, “People don’t understand that I left The Apprentice to run for Pres-the Apprentice DID NOT leave me. Bob Greenblatt & folks @NBC were GREAT!”. At TCA, NBC Entertainment chairman Greenblatt had said that while Trump is “a lovely guy,” he was “absolutely not” returning to the Apprentice franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As for Trump’s suggestion that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was driven to take time off because of his criticism of her, “The conspiracy theories about Megyn Kelly’s vacation rank up there with UFOs, the moon landing and Elvis being alive,” scoffed a Fox spokesperson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the wake of Sesame Street’s move to HBO, which includes exclusive streaming rights for the pay cabler, Sesame Workshop is ending its own sub-based streaming service, Sesame Go. A new version of the app will have more limited content, and be free.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mike Rowe, star of CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, almost had another job – Jon Stewart’s. Responding to a fan’s question on his web site about dealing with rejection, Rowe reveals he and Craig Kilborn were the two finalists when Comedy Central’s Daily Show was first launching. Kilborn got the job but when he left after two years, Rowe auditioned again. “Afterwards, I was told by the producers and writers that I was about to become the new host of The Daily Show, unless – by some miracle – Comedy Central were to suddenly cough up the kind of money that could entice a proven entity like Dennis Miller or Jon Stewart,” says Rowe, adding that although he was devastated at losing the gig for a second time, “It was a critical step in a long series of failures that got me to the sewer, where my redemption awaited, and a new level of job satisfaction that I frankly, never imagined.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple’s plans to launch a live TV service delivered over the Internet have been postponed until 2016, according to Bloomberg. Short on content deals and computer network capacity, Apple scuttled plans to unveil the service in September, reports the news service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The auction of bankrupt Relativity Media was postponed two weeks, to October 1, to attract more bidders. A Manhattan Bankruptcy Court judge approved the delay, as well as $2.5 million in additional financing, over the $9.5 million already approved, to keep Relativity afloat. Relativity has over $1.1 billion in liabilities and $560 million in assets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachel DiPillo landed a series regular role on NBC’s upcoming Chicago Med. DiPillo has been recurring on CW’s Jane the Virgin. Chicago Fire spin-off launches Tuesday, November 17 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arturo Del Puerto (The Lottery) joins FX pilot Snowfall as a series regular. Drama was co-created by John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Southland’s Shawn Hatosy is onboard TNT pilot Animal Kingdom. Hatosy joins Scott Speedman and Ellen Barkin in the drama from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Civil rights leader Julian Bond died August 15 after a brief illness. He was 75. One of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Bond’s television contributions included narrating documentary series Eyes on the Prize, and anchoring syndicated news program America’s Black Forum from 1980-1997.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 8/13/15)
1) Luke Bryan – Kill The Lights – 320,063
2) Dr. Dre – Compton – 276,122
3) Various Artists – Now 55 – 75,600

Other Debuts
4) Tobymac – This Is Not A Test – 35,093
11) Mac Demarco – Another One – 13,396
15) Michael Ray – Michael Ray – 11,294
17) Fear Factory – Genexus – 10,886
20) Miss May I – Deathless – 9,268
23) Never Shout Never – Black Cat – 8,742
30) Frank Turner – Positive Songs For Negative People – 7,105

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Straight Outta Compton – $56.1 million
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – $17 million
The Man From U.N.C.L.E – $13.5 million
Fantastic Four – $8 million
The Gift – $6.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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