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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ GRAMMY NOMINATIONS/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

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

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/7/15)
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Reunion Part 2 (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly at 9pm
ADULT SWIM: Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter (Premiere) at 12am
NBC: Telenovela (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Justice By Any Means (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Serial Thriller (Finale) at 9pm
DIY: House Crashers (Finale) at 8pm

Viewers who missed The Wiz Live! will still be able to ease on down the road. With the special garnering 11.5 million viewers  over 2 million more than last year’s presentation of Peter Pan Live!  NBC has already scheduled an encore. The musical will re-air on Saturday, December 19 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King have sold drama Vatican City to Amazon. The show focuses on a female American news reporter working in Rome, who becomes the papal spokesperson and must deal with centuries of sexism in the Vatican.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Johnson (Lost) and Sue Chung have teamed on an untitled drama project for The CW. Written by Chung, series centers on three women who work outside the law to deliver justice against those who evade punishment in the legal system.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia‘s Seven Bucks Productions has partnered with 44 Blue Productions on Hard Corps (wt). The docu-soap, set in the competitive world of Drum Corps., has been greenlit by Fuse. “Hard Corps will showcase the exciting intersection of music and sports,” said Rasha Drachkovitch, executive producer and co-founder/CEO of 44 Blue.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon ordered viral sports clip series Crashletes (wt) from executive producers Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson of Superjacket Productions (Ridiculousness). The 20-episode series, featuring the top sports highlights and user-generated content from around the world, will debut in the NickSports TV block on Nicktoons in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV‘s White House Christmas 2015 premieres Sunday, December 13 at 6p. The one-hour special follows designer Genevieve Gorder as she gets a room-by-room tour of the iconic home’s holiday transformation. Among the highlights: a visit to the pastry kitchen for an up-close look at the building of the l500-lb White House Gingerbread House.
(Source: Cynopsis)

I Get That a Lot, featuring popular stars pulling pranks on everyday people, returns with a new one-hour special on Wednesday, December 30 at 8p on CBS. Celebrity participants include Kristin Chenoweth working as a waitress at New York diner; Guy Fieri selling cars; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers manning the front desk at a gym, and Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek behind the information desk at a public library.
(Source: Cynopsis)

To celebrate the late Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, getTV is airing a special block of programming to honor the crooner on Sunday, December 13 at 7p. It kicks off with Pal Joey, followed by The Devil at 4 O’Clock at 9:45p and Suddenly at 12:45a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patti LaBelle and viral video’s James Wright Chanel come together to cook, sing and bake in holiday special Patti LaBelle’s Holiday Pies, premiering Wednesday, December 16 at 8:30p on Cooking Channel. For the headliner, the pair will make LaBelle’s sweet potato pie recipe. The special also airs Sunday, December 20 at 10:30a on Food Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

May Peace Prevail on Earth: An Interfaith Christmas Special debuts Thursday, December 24 at 11:35p on CBS. Sponsored by the work of the United Religions Initiative and Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco, the hour-long broadcast includes scripture readings, music and carols. The special will also feature wishes sent via video from people of different religions around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is developing a series from Robert Askins, the playwright who penned Tony-nominated Broadway play, Hand of God. The half-hour comedy, titled Brotherhood, takes place at the largest Baptist university in the world and focuses a young man who joins a secret organization with two goals: to party hard and write the funniest campus humor magazine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is teaming with Keshet Studios to adapt Israeli soccer family comedy Imported. The series, which has a script commitment from the network, follows an American family who moves to London when one of their sons is drafted by a top English soccer club.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC has picked up I Am Jazz for a second season. The docu-series, centered on transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings, will debut eight new, hour-long episodes in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After wrapping up the most-watched freshman season in network history, CNBC has renewed Jay Leno’s Garage. Season two returns with 12 new episodes in spring 2016.  “We are really excited to be picked up for another season,” said Jay Leno, who promises “a wild ride.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Born Again Virgin returns to TV One on Tuesday, December 8 at 9p. Scripted comedy explores the dating adventures of three 30-something best friends and their relationship challenges.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shailene Woodley (Secret Life of the American Teenager) is closing in on a deal to join HBO’s Big Little Lies. The limited series stars Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Kidman leaked the news Saturday at India’s Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chasing Life alum Italia Ricci has nabbed a recurring role on CBS superhero drama Supergirl, playing DC Comics villain Silver Banshee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast the ex-wife of Joe Lo Truglio’s Charles. Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) debuts as Eleanor in the FOX series’ January 5 mid-season premiere. The episode also welcomes back Mary Lynn Rajskub as Boyle’s girlfriend, Genevieve.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tony Perez is returning to Once Upon a Time as Regina’s father. He’ll appear on the ABC show’s upcoming 100th episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wednesday night’s season finale of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage on Food Network rated a .6 for both A25-54 (520,000 impressions) and A25-34 (170,000 impressions), up 67 percent and +16 percent respectively vs. year-ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court achieved a series high 1.43 national rating among Homes, during November Sweeps. In metered markets, the syndicated court show also improved over its year-ago history with W25-54 (up 4 percent) and grew with each successive week among homes (Week one at a 1.40 and Week four at a 1.53).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s Thanksgiving-themed episode of Pit Bulls & Parolees on Saturday, November 28 at 10p delivered 1.4 million P2+ viewers. As a result, the sixth annual “You Watch. We Give” matching initiative carved out $50,000 in donations towards Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue in the country. The episode “A New Best Friend” is the series’ most-watched episode of the season across all major demos, including P2+ (1.4 million), P25-54 (538,000), P18-49 (518,000) and W25-54 (354,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CAME OUT TODAY
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Monday February 15, 2016 on CBS.
http://www.grammy.com/nominees

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 12/3/15)
1) Adele – 25 – 1,112,162 (After 2 weeks – 4,491,192)
2) Justin Beiber – Purpose – 130,179 (After 3 weeks – 835,550)
3) One Direction – Made In The A.M. – 60,285 (After 3 weeks – 539,328)

Other Debuts
9) Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone – 31,340

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $18.6 million
Krampus – $16 million
Creed – $15.5 million
The Good Dinosaur – $15.5 million
Spectre – $5.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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