FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ EMMY AWARDS/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 9/21/15)
E!: Fashion Police: Emmy Edition (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Castle (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Big Bang Theory (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: Life in Pieces (Premiere) at 8:30pm
CBS: Scorpion (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Gotham (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Minority Report (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Love It or List It (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: House Hunters: Where Are They Now? (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: The Voice (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Blindspot (Premiere) at 10pm
WEATHER: Natural Born Monsters (Premiere) at 10pm

It’s belt-tightening time at Cablevision. Shortly after the announcement that his company had struck a $17.7 billion deal for the house that Charles Dolan built, Altice SA founder Patrick Drahi talked cost-cutting. “I pay as little as I can,” said Drahi at a Goldman Sachs conference. “No one in our company is making more than a couple hundred thousand a year…. There’s a new sheriff in town. We will probably run things a little differently.” Noted Drahi, “Cablevision has five million homes in a very dense area around New York, which is half what Numericable has in France, so the cost of running this network should be around the half the cost of running a network in France. It is three times. That is a problem.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season one of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder is now available for streaming on Netflix, joining sister Shonda Rimes dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal on the service. The deal “underscores the value of this series, and reinforces the overall popularity of How to Get Away With Murder on ABC and its other first-run platforms around the world,” said Disney-ABC home entertainment and distribution president Janice Marinelli.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leonardo DiCaprio is exec producing a mob drama project for Showtime. Brett Johnson (Ray Donovan) is writing and will exec produce with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson of Appian Way, Bryan Zuriff, Charles Pacheco, Jennifer Erwin and Dan Pearson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ordinary People, produced by musician John Legend and his supermodel/TV host wife, Chrissy Teigen, has a pilot order for ABC. The romantic comedy, named after Legend’s hit song, is loosely based on the celeb couple’s life; music will be incorporated into the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With a tip of the hat to Jimmy Stewart, the season one finale of TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show has Jim wishing he’d never gotten married and had children, only to learn to be careful what he wishes for. Episode airs Wednesday, September 23 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Forty-five (gulp) years after The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered, PBS is airing Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration, featuring interviews with the actress’ co-stars, as well as fans like Oprah Winfrey and Tina Fey. Doc airs Tuesday, October 13 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion’s got the Pope’s historic visit to the U.S. and Cuba covered, with reporting across its digital and social platforms as well as “Losing My Religion,” a special edition of America with Jorge Ramos on Tuesday, September 22 at 10p. Last month, Fusion participated in the first-ever televised virtual audience with the pontiff.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) joins HBO drama Westworld as a regular. Series starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood launches in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thora Birch (American Beauty) will recur on USA’s Colony. Futuristic drama debuts Thursday, January 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jenna Coleman is leaving her role on Doctor Who to play a young Queen Victoria in ITV eight-parter Victoria. Coleman played the Time Lord’s assistant for three years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC was tops among A18-49 on Friday, according to Nielsen fast nationals, with 1.0/4. CBS was first in total viewers, delivering 5.14 million. NBC’s Dateline led the demo race with 1.2; CBS’s Blue Bloods drew the most viewers (6.24 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The morning show race is heated: ABC’s GMA tied NBC’s Today in ratings and share, with only 5000 viewers separating the shows in the news demo the week of September 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Best-selling author Jackie Collins died September 19 of breast cancer. She was 77. Among her eight novels that were adapted for TV or film was hit 1985 mini-series Hollywood Wives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2015 EMMY AWARDS – WINNER’S LIST
http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 9/17/15)
Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit – 55,181
Slayer – Relentless – 48,655
The Weekend – Beauty Behind The Madness – 48,151 (After 3 weeks – 451,152)

Other Debuts
4) Brett Eldredge – Illinois – 43,670
7) Gary Clark Jr. – Story of Sonny Boy Slim – 26,542
8) Duran Duran – Paper Goods – 23,886
11) Jay Rock – 90059 – 15,442
14) T. I. – Da’ Nic EP – 12,783
19 ) Jewel – Picking Up The Pieces – 11,090
22) Hollywood Vampires – Hollywood Vampires – 8,841
23) Ben Folds – So There – 8,532
25) Leona Lewis – I Am – 7,889
34) Prince – HitNRun Phase One – 6,437

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $30.3 million
Black Mass – $23.4 million
The Visit – $11.4 million
The Perfect Guy – $9.6 million
Everest – $7.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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