FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/24/15)
A&E: The First 48: Deadly Misfortune (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD: Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off (Premiere) at 8pm
NICK & NICK JR.: Shimmer and Shine (Premiere) at 7:30pm
WEATHER: Weather Underground (Premiere) at 6pm
LIFETIME: Devious Maids (Finale) at 9pm
TNT: Murder in the First (Finale) at 10pm
UNIVISION: La Sombra del Pasado (Finale) at 7pm
WEATHER: Weather Underground (Finale) at 6pm

Jane the Virgin won for best primetime comedy and Jane star Gina Rodriguez for best actress at Friday’s 2015 Imagen Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos. Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) was best actor, and Law & Order: SVU nabbed best drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A change.org petition calling on Jon Stewart to moderate a presidential debate, started by a high school social studies teacher in New Jersey, had gathered close to 300,000 signatures by Sunday. Among Stewart’s qualifications cited: During his 16-year run as host of The Daily Show, he interviewed 15 heads of state, 22 members of the United States cabinet and 32 members of the United States Senate, and the late nighter received Peabody Awards for coverage of the 2000 and 2004 elections under his watch. Stewart, who signed off Comedy Central on August 6, hosted WWE PPV event SummerSlam last night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Casting Society of America announced TV, theater, web and short film nominees for its 31st annual Artios Awards. Nods for TV drama went to Bloodline, Empire, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and The Good Wife. Comedy candidates are Episodes, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Transparent and Veep.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN is extending into the online retail space with the O Store, at Oprah.com/OStore. The exclusive outlet for OWN loot “is the next step in connecting with our most loyal supporters,” said net president Erik Logan. In addition to tote bags and Super Soul Sunday mugs, the site offers learning courses, including “Forgiveness with Iyanla.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stuntwoman Jane Austin was the surprise winner in the race for president of SAG-AFTRA’s LA local. The Membership First candidate beat Unite for Strength incumbent Clyde Kusatsu by just 105 votes. In an upset victory Thursday, Austin was also elected SAG-AFTRA’s national Secretary-Treasurer. Ken Howard was re-elected president of the union, defeating Membership First’s Patricia Richardson with 53.7 percent of the vote.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC gave a pilot order to Marvel’s Most Wanted. Starring Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood, superhero series centers on their S.H.I.E.L.D. characters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Simon Helberg, who plays Big Bang Theory’s Howard, struck a two-year deal with Big Bang studio Warner Bros. Television. Pact calls for Helberg and his wife, Jocelyn Towne, to develop series through their production banner, Wildline Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS gave a put pilot commitment to Sawyer & Huck, a reimagining of classic Mark Twain characters Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Project comes from Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva) and CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With his black-ish going strong at ABC, creator Kenya Barris inked a three-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Barris will remain exec producer of the comedy, as well as developing new projects for network, cable and streaming services.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wilson Bethel (The Astronaut Wives Club) will recur on new ABC drama Blood & Oil, premiering Sunday, September 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) landed a recurring role on MTV’s Finding Carter, returning with new episodes Tuesday, October 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben Robson (Vikings) will star in TNT’s Animal Kingdom.  Drama pilot focuses on a 17-year-old who moves in with his bank robbing grandma (Ellen Barkin) and uncles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shondaland sold comedy Splitsville to ABC. Writers for the project are Trophy Wife creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season four premiere of Bravo’s Don’t Be Tardy… earned 1.7 million total viewers, 1.1 million P25-54 and 904,000 P18-49, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. The episode was up 19 percent, 30 percent and seven percent, respectively, from the prior season premiere and was the highest-rated season premiere of the series among all key demos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s Premios Tu Mondo on Thursday ranked number one in Spanish-language television, with a best-ever performance of 2.36 million total viewers (up 24 percent versus 2014) and 1.159 million A18-49 (up 9 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two finale of Starz drama Power packed a punch, hitting a network series record in Live+3 of 2.39 million viewers, up 51 percent from the season one finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s Alone delivered a series high 2.4 million viewers for its season one finale on Thursday. The closer also earned series bests in A25-54 (1.1 million) and A18-49 (804,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Melody Patterson died August 20 after multiple organ failure. She was 66. Patterson appeared on numerous TV series, most memorably as Wrangler Jane on F Troop.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oscar-nominated producer Karolyn Ali died August 18 of natural causes. She was 70. In addition to film work, Ali produced commercials for Coca-Cola and McDonalds, and hundreds of music videos with Renge Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 8/20/15)
1) Luke Bryan – Kill The Lights – 83,410 (After 2 weeks – 403,824)
2) Ed Sheeran – X – 79,832 (After 60 weeks – 1,754,890)
3) Dr. Dre – Compton – 43,081 (After 2 weeks – 319,203)

Other Debuts
5) Melanie Martinez – Cry Baby – 32,287
6) Elvis Presley – Elvis Forever – 27,084
7) Bullet For My Valentine – Venom  26,246
9) Neck Deep – Life’s Not Out To Get You – 17,997
11) Chinx – Welcome To JFK – 14,600
15) Grace Potter – Midnight – 12,744
21) Various Artists – Wondaland Presents: The Eephus – 8,895
22) Dillon Francis – This Mixtape Is Fire. – 8,894
23) Pat Green – Home – 8,881
31) FKA Twigs – M3LL155X – 7,030

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Straight Outta Compton – $26.8 million
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – $11.7 million
Sinister 2 – $10.6 million
Hitman: Agent 47 – $8.2 million
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – $7.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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