FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 9/28/15)
AFRICA CHANNEL: Expresso (Premiere) at 9am
AFRICA CHANNEL: Emerging (Premiere) at 7:30pm
AFRICA CHANNEL: Diaries (Premiere) at 8pm
COMEDY: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Premiere) at 11pm
PBS: I’ll Have What Phil’s Having (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Booze Traveler (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC FAMILY: Chasing Life (Finale) at 9pm

Tonight’s late night launch of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in the host seat will be simulcast across Comedy Central’s Viacom cousins, including MTV, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite and VH1, among others. First guest is Kevin Hart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It appears Game of ThronesJon Snow may not be most sincerely dead. Despite the popular character’s shocking death at the end season five, actor Kit Harington was spied on the HBO drama’s Belfast set in costume. Harington also was recently quoted as saying, “Let’s just say that Game of Thrones will remain a part of my life for a while.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News was quick to apologize on Friday after it came to light that a videotaped deposition taken during O.J. Simpson’s civil suit, which the net promoted as “exclusive,” had in fact already aired on NBC. “Partying like it’s 1999! Check out #Dateline logo from first time we aired the tapes! #retro,” tweeted NBC. “We learned this morning portions did air 15 years ago,” said ABC News. “We apologize for the mistake.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2016 KTLA Rose Parade broadcast will be the last for Bob Eubanks (The Newlywed Game) and Stephanie Edwards (Everyday), after runs of 38 and 35 years, respectively. “We believe the timing is right,” said Edwards. “It’s always good to leave before you’re asked to do so.” SoCal’s KTLA has been broadcasting the parade since 1948.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jason Bateman will star in, direct and executive produce new drama series Ozark for MRC and Aggregate. The project was created by Bill Dubuque (The Judge).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Endemol Shine Studios landed a script commitment from Fox for Miami-set drama 305, written by Sascha Penn (Survivor’s Remorse). Rapper Pitbull is exec producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thirst, a movie highlighting the global water crisis, is in development at HBO. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will exec produce with director Elliott Lester, Josh Weinstock, Jennifer Todd and Drew Vinton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up’s acquisition of all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls means lots of Lorelai. An all-day marathon of the family drama starring Lauren Graham launches Sunday, October 4 at 10a; starting the next night, the series begins back-to-back airings Monday-Friday. #GilMOREGirls will, of course, be supported by an extensive social media campaign.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Bounce TV comedy Family Time launches Tuesday, October 6, at 10p. Among the guest stars this season are Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), rappers Salt n’ Pepa and comedian/actor Rodney Perry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two premiere of Showtime’s The Affair is available now across multiple platforms ahead of its linear premiere Sunday, October 4 at 10p, including a TV-14-rated version on YouTube and SHO.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC renewed summer series Mistresses for season four. Jennifer Esposito, who signed a one-year deal last year, will not be returning.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tim Matheson (Animal House) and Camila Banus (Days of Our Lives) landed roles in FX drama pilot Snowfall, set in 1980s LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big winners in Live+3 for last Monday: the season two premiere of Fox’s Gotham rose 57% among A18-49 to reach 2.5, and Minority Report had a 56% boost to 1.7. NBC newbie Blindspot grew 43% to hit a 5.5 rating. In viewers, CBS had the largest Live+3 lift, adding over 3 million to average 14.37 million for 27% boost.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live beat CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night in the A18-49 demo, and came within spitting distance of NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Fueled by Shondaland’s TGIT lineup as lead-in and Shonda Rhimes as guest, Kimmel scored .9/5, versus .7/5 for a football-delayed Colbert. Fallon delivered a 1.0/5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS daytimer The Talk ended the 2014-2015 season with an average 1.0/6 among W25-54, versus .9/6 for ABC’s The View. In the W18-49 demo, the shows were tied with .7/5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 9/24/15)
1) Drake And Future – What A Time To Be Alive – 334,423
2) Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon  -105,056
3) Mac Miller – GO:OD AM – 73,067

Other Debuts
4) David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock – 69,903
5) Shinedown – Threat To Survival – 61,430
6) Ryan Adams – 1989 – 49,316
8) Keith Richards – Crosseyed Heart – 32,849
9) Andy Mineo – Uncomfortable – 32,054
12) Alabama – Southern Drawl – 20,905
13) Turnpike Troubadours – Turnpike Troubadours – 19,397
15) Chris Cornell – Higher Truth – 17,788
16) BlessTheFall – To Those Left Behind – 16,382
17) Atreyu – Long Live – 14,695
19) The Front Bottoms – Back On Top – 11,308
22) David Cook – Digital Vein – 10,747

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $47.5 million
The Intern – $18.2 million
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $14 million
Everest – $13.1 million
Black Mass – $11.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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