FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

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

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/12/16)
ANIMAL PLANET: River Monsters: Legendary Locations (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: Billboard Women In Music 2016 (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Booze Traveler (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: America’s Next Top Model (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Big Night Out (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Fatal Attraction (Finale) at 9pm
TV ONE: Justice By Any Means (Finale) at 10pm

President-elect Donald Trump will keep his executive producer title on The New Celebrity Apprentice, premiering January 2 on NBC and now hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Faced with possible conflict of interest concerns, former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN on Friday, “Presidents have a right to do things in their spare time.” Trump himself went a step further on Saturday, tweeting, “Will devote ZERO TIME!”, followed by a tweet labeling CNN’s “ridiculous & untrue – FAKE NEWS!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered a special aimed at finding the next puppet act, from Talpa Media, The Jim Henson Company, Craig Ferguson and Universal Television Alternative Studios. Top Puppet will premiere in the summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CW is developing hour-long drama Transcience, from Ian Somerhalder’s (The Vampire Diaries) and Nikki Reed’s Rare Bird Productions. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CW’s Reign is almost over. The soft-rated period drama’s upcoming season 4, launching February 10, will be its last.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reel South is back for season 2 on World Channel Sunday, January 8 at 9p. The documentary series focused on Southern storytelling returns with a new host, Grammy winner Darius Rucker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel is airing every episode of Mythbusters, from Friday, December 23-Sunday, January 3 at 6a. The “Mythbusters Mega Marathon” episodes will air in chronological order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dolly Parton will join Pentatonix on A Pentatonix Christmas Special, airing Wednesday, December 24 at 8p on NBC. Parton and the a cappella group received a Grammy nomination for their arrangement of “Jolene.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC NewsThe Year: 2016 looks back at the most memorable and newsworthy moments of the year on Tuesday, December 20. Two-hour annual special airs at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Bounce TV newsmagazine Ed Gordon explores what a Trump presidency might mean for African Americans on Tuesday, December 13 at 10p. Interviews include Black Caucus members Maxine Water, G.K. Butterfield, former RNC chairman Michael Steele and others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Juie Andrews returns for the eighth time to host From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2017, on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 and 7:30p on PBS. The event features melodies of the Strauss family and their contemporaries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Heroes Channel pays tribute to the late astronaut and Senator John Glenn today with its best space-themed programming. The net will encore episodes of When We Left Earth: The NASA Mission, then at 10p presents original special One Giant Leap. Glenn died December 8 at age 95.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s NewsOne Now is extending its broadcast an additional hour during this week. The special year-end extended broadcast (7-9a) will offer viewers more in-depth coverage and reflect on 2016’s top stories in news, politics, entertainment, and sports, and pay tribute to prominent African Americans who passed away with year with a memorial vignette.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hurry and you can catch the live announcement of the nominees for the 74th Annual Golden Globes Awards by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is livestreaming the announcement on Facebook Live and GoldenGlobes.com at 8:15a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hold on to your Swiss Army knife. The original MacGyver is set to save the day, twice a weekday, on MeTV starting Monday, December 19, at 5p and 9p. Reboot airs Fridays at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mike Dupud (X-Men: Days of Future Past) landed a recurring role on season four of Starz drama Power, as the vicious leader of a powerful cartel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Christopher Gorham will recur on CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, as a friendly contractor who hits it off with Caroline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Mariah’s World on E! and Bravo averaged 527,000 among A18-49 and 843,000 total viewers on E!, and 689,000 A8-49 and 1.33 million on Bravo. The 8-parter will settle into Sundays on E!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Pitch posted a series high in Live+3 versus Live+SD numbers, growing 63 percent to 3.9 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Saturday Night Live scored a 4.8 rating in metered market households and 2.3 among A18-49 with John Cena hosting, a best since the show after the Presidential election.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Joe Mascolo died December 8 after battling Alzheimer’s. He was 87. Mascolo was best known for his role as Days of Our Lives’ Stefano DiMera, which he played on and off since 1982.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2016 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/critics-choice-awards-2016-film-winners-complete-list-955065

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Moana – $18.8 million
Office Christmas Party – $17.5 million
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – $10.8 million
Arrival – $5.6 million
Doctor Strange – $4.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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