FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/19/16)
DISNEY XD: Beyblade Burst (Premiere) at 9am
CBS: First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell To The White House (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: Leave It To Stevie (Premiere) at 9pm
VH1: K. Michelle: My Life (Premiere) at 9:30pm
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Finale) at 8pm
FOOD CHANNEL: Cake Wars (Finale) at 9pm
ID: The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade (Finale) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Mars (Finale) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Mars: The Secret Science (Finale) at 9pm
TBS: People of Earth (Finale) at 9:30pm

Sumner Redstone
, controlling shareholder of Viacom and CBS, will step down from his position on the Viacom Board of Directors after the company’s annual meeting on February 6. The 93-year-old Redstone will “continue to participate in board meetings in a non-voting role,” said Viacom. Last week, Redstone and daughter Shari Redstone put the kibosh on a proposal to explore a merger with CBS, and named Bob Bakish as permanent president and CEO of Viacom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

She’s ba-a-a-ack: Omarosa Manigault rose to prominence as an polarizing contestant on season 1 of The Apprentice in 2004; now she’s been named to president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. Manigault, who in September said, “Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump,” also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and collaborated with Trump on 2010 dating show The Ultimate Merger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert Durst, who was caught on tape appearing to confess to murder on 2015 HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, blames the blurt on drugs. In a March 2015 jailhouse interview filed in L.A. County Superior Court last week, Durst tells prosecutors, “When I did the interview for The Jinx I was on meth. The whole time I was on meth…. I’m surprised my lawyer let me go ahead with it.” Durst is now serving a seven-year term for illegal possession of a revolver at the time of his arrest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Julia Roberts is attached to star in and produce a limited series based on Maria Semple bestseller Today Will Be Different, from Annapurna Pictures. Roberts will produce via her Red Om Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Listen! A Musical Celebration of Christmas at Berea College airs Saturday, December 24 at 11:35p on CBS. The concert special features a diverse mix of music performed by students and faculty of Berea College in Kentucky, with a message of love and peace. Berea was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, and admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS is ending 2016 with a 121-hour binge of its original comedies. Fans can get their fill Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth and Search Party starting Christmas night at 11p; a nightly primetime showcase starts with the first season of Detour on Monday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rogue One star Felicity Jones is set to host the January 14 edition of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Country performer Sturgill Simpson will be the musical guest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new season of ABC’s To Tell the Truth launches Sunday, January 1 at 9p with a celebrity panel of Ashley Graham, Jalen Rose, Angela Kinsey and Donald Faison attempting to determine the identities of the national champion Sumo wrester, the inventor of the hashtag and the creator of the language used on Game of Thrones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NBC Owned Television Stations will get in on the The Golden Globe Awards action with programming including a one-hour live red carpet pre-show, a half-hour show dedicated to discussing red carpet fashion and tips, and a second half-hour special featuring special celebrity interviews. All three shows will air on NBC stations located across the country and in Puerto Rico (check local listings). The stations’ special shows will lead up to the presentation of the awards Sunday, January 8 at 8p on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform’s “Boss Girls” programming event airs Saturday, January 14 through Sunday, January 15, with fierce female movies The Prince & Me, 10 Things I Hate About You and Love & Basketball, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s Feliz Navidad con Mix5, on Saturday, December 24 at 8p, will be the first concert broadcast of La Banda’s season 2 winners. William Valdes and Ela Velden host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Set for Universal Cable Productions and YouTube action thriller pilot Impulse (wt): Maddie Hasson (Twisted), Sarah Desjardins (Wayward Pines), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), Enuka Okuma (How to Get Away with Murder) and Craig Arnold (Degrassi: The Next Generation).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mina Sunwell (Maggie’s Plan) has joined the cast of Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot, slated to land in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also joining a Netflix show: Alex Rich (True Detective), who will recur on straight-to-series comedy GLOW, inspired by the true story of a 1980s female wrestling league.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Landon (Banshee) will recur on season 2 of TNT’s Animal Kingdom. The Daytime Emmy winner for As the World Turns is a daughter of the late Michael Landon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney XD’s new Ducktales, premiering in summer 2017, will feature David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack; Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hari Dhillon (Holby City) will recur on first-year NBC hit This Us Us, as a workplace rival of Randall (Sterling K. Brown). Dramedy returns Tuesday, January 10 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mariah Carey is making merry for YouTube Red in The Keys of Christmas, premiering today.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN is on track to close out 2016 as its highest-rated and most-watched year in network history in prime (.35 rating W25-54, up 6 percent, 506,000 total viewers, up 2 percent versus 2015), and boasts Greenleaf as the number 1 new series on ad-supported cable for women.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of Fox freshman Pitch was up 10 percent from the week prior, to 1.1/4 among A18-49 and a multi-platform audience of 4.3 million P2+ in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An episode focused on the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsay boosted ABC’s 20/20 31 percent in total viewers (to 5.1 million) and 25 percent among A18-49 (to 1.0/4) versus the week prior, for its third-highest numbers of the season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Last Man Standing on Friday grew 3 percent week to week in total viewers (to 6.8 million) and 9 percent among A18-49 (to 1.2/5), for its most-watched telecast this season, and matched a season high in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest delivered 2.216 million viewers on CBS, its second highest audience in 25 years (after 2013). Its 1.4 HH rating was up 40 percent versus last year. Icing on the cake: The event raised over $550,000 for Waterkeeper Alliance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $155 million
Moana – $11.7 million
Office Christmas Party – $8.5 million
Collateral Beauty – $7 million
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – $5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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