FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/5/16)
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Showtime At The Apollo (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Timber Creek Lodge (Premiere) at 10pm
TELEMUNDO: Señora Acero (Finale) at 10pm

Do reports that have Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for CNN have merit? “Many reporters are writing articles about me and my future at Fox,” tweeted Kelly on Friday night. “Don’t believe a think u hear unless it comes from me, period.” Kelly’s FNC contract expires in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After Buzzfeed published an article last week saying that the church attended by Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines opposes same-sex marriage, HGTV responded, “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows. HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series.” Two years ago, the lifestyle net dropped a series it was developing with brothers David and Jason Benham after a report surfaced that David had protested at LGBT events.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alec Baldwin, who once again appeared in NBC’s Saturday Night Live cold open December 3, made no apologies for skewering Trump. “Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse,” tweeted Trump, after the Baldwin sketch – focused on Trump’s Twitter habit – aired. Responded Baldwin, “Release your taxes and I’ll stop. Ha.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Swimming With Sharks, based on the 1994 film starring Kevin Spacey, is in development at E!. Spacey is exec producing and actress/writer Kathleen Robertson (Beverly Hills, 90210) is writing the Lionsgate TV project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ice Cube’s Cube Vision inked a two-year, first look deal with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios for broadcast, cable and streaming platform projects. “It’s hard to think of a more multidimensional artist than Ice Cube, whose influence on the culture and enormous talent is virtually unrivaled,” said Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “He’s a performer, a songwriter, a recording artist, an actor and a filmmaker, and his work speaks to a broad, multigenerational audience. We’ve been dying to be in business with him for years.” Cube will team with The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS greenlit animated intergalactic saga Final Space. The series, created by Olan Rogers, will be produced by Conan O’Brien‘s Conaco and New Form, in association with Turner’s Studio T.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID commissioned Dating Game Killer from Thinkfactory Media. The net’s first true-crime movie, starring Guillermo Diaz (Scandal) as the serial killer who landed a spot on The Dating Game in 1978, is in production for a 2017 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet follows an eclectic animal advocacy team that works to help critters in need in new series The Guardians. Former cops work side by side with ex-cons, carpenters and more, protecting animals in distress, starting Saturday, January 7 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! docu-series So Cosmo, set at Cosmopolitan magazine, debuts Wednesday, February 8 at 8p. Eight episodes follow the glamour and drama of access to VIP life. Can’t wait? A So Cosmo: Preview Special airs Tuesday, December 20 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Netflix’s Sense8 launches Friday, May 5, but fans won’t have to wait until spring for more of the sci-fi thriller. Two-hour Sense8: A Christmas Special premieres Friday, December 23 at 12:01p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Heroes Channel marks the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor with Pearl Harbor: The Heroes Who Fought Back on Wednesday, December 7 at 10p. The new special features interviews with experts and historians focusing on dramatic, lesser-known stories of the event’s heroes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE superstar John Cena makes his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on December 10, with musical guest Maren Morris. The following week brings first-timer Casey Affleck (Manchester By the Sea) to the NBC late-nighter, accompanied by musical guest Chance the Rapper.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s Unsung honors Bobby “Blue” Bland on Wednesday, December 7 at 8p. Bland’s career spanned 60 years and 63 singles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform is surprising viewers during its “Pop Up Santa” initiative. Next up: Baby Daddy stars Tahj Mowry and Derek Theler, along with the Pizza Hut Triple Threat Truck, drop in on college students during Elf on Wednesday, December 7 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations, is adding Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In to its slate starting today, airing weekdays at 6p and 12a. The network is also running a “comedy binge” this month, every weekday from 2p-1a and all weekend beginning Saturdays at 1p. Series include I Love Lucy, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan’s Island, The Brady Bunch, Get Smart, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, M*A*S*H and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coach Blake Shelton gets out of his The Voice seat on Tuesday, December 6 to perform his new single, “Guy With a Girl.” NBC singing competition starts at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Betty White will guest star on the upcoming fifth season of Freeform’s Young & Hungry, on an episode airing in 2017. White will play a neighbor who helps Gabi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marisol Nichols (Resurrection Boulevard) landed the role of Veronica’s mother in CW’s Riverdale, the twisted take on Archie comics premiering Thursday, January 26 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elizabeth Ho (Melissa & Joey) has replaced Jessica Lu as a series regular in Netflix weed-themed workplace comedy Disjointed. Kathy Bates stars as owner of a cannabis dispensary.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon is not renewing Good Girls Revolt for a second season. The period drama, set in 1969, follows a group of young female workers whose request to be treated fairly sparks a big reaction.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Celebrity Name Game is being canceled after its third season. “We’ve had a wonderful time producing Celebrity Name Game and we are exceptionally proud of its three seasons in syndication,” said Jennifer Mullin, co-CEO of FremantleMedia North America. “We are thankful to our loyal audience, our celebrity guests, the incredibly talented Craig Ferguson, our partners at DebmarMercury and Coquette, and our crew.” Ferguson leaves the show with two Daytime Emmys for best game show host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up against football, ABC’s encore of A Charlie Brown Christmas on Thursday drew 6.4 million total viewers and 1.5/5 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on CW Thursday had its most-watched (3.3 million viewers, up 80 percent week to week) and highest-rated among A18-34 (1.0/4, up 67 percent) episode for far, for the DC crossover week finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season premiere of HGTV’s Fixer Upper on Tuesday delivered the series’ highest-rated season premiere to date with a 1.4 rating, up 18 percent over the season three opener and a 29 percent increase over year-ago levels. HGTV also ranked as the #1 cable network among upscale P25-54 and W25-54 viewers for the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce TV posted its sixth consecutive month of growth in primetime Household delivery, up 17 percent (227,000) versus November 2015, with other double-digit increases in prime including 48 percent in P18-34, 22 percent in P18-49, 16 percent in P25-54 and 9 percent in Total Viewers (303,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC had its most-watched Friday this season (5.7 million). 20/20 rose 54 percent week to week in viewers (to 6.3 million) and 57 percent among A18-49 (to 1.1/4), featuring an interview with Keith Papini, husband of the California mom who disappeared for three weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Don Calfa died December 1. He was 76. In addition to roles in film and onstage, Calfa appeared on TV series including Barney Miller, Kojak, Benson and The Streets of San Francisco.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former child actor Billy Chapin passed away after a long illness on December 2. He was 72. Perhaps best known for his role in The Night of the Hunter, Chapin’s TV credits included Leave it to Beaver and The Millionaire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Moana – $28.4 million
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – $18.5 million
Arrival – $7.3 million
Allied – $7.1 million
Doctor Strange – $6.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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