FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 1/30/17)
CARTOON: Adventure Time Islands (Premiere) at 7:30pm
E!: Fashion Police: 2017 SAG Awards Edition (Premiere) at 8pm
NICK: Ride (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: The Odd Couple (Finale) at 9:30pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Living Alaska (Finale) at 9pm

Gwen Stefani
, returning for NBC’s The Voice for season 12, will get a hand from Celine Dion as team advisor. Stefani, who coached during seasons 7 and 9, replaces Miley Cyrys, who will be back for season 13. Launch of the singing competition’s new cycle is Monday, February 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Law & Order: SVU is developing an episode that sounds like it was inspired by the Roger Ailes/Fox News scandal, centered on a bullying news network head whose past is about to catch up with him, reports TV Line. NBC is still holding onto an L&O: SVU episode, originally slated for October, that focused on a Donald Trump-like presidential wannabe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patrick Drahi’s Altice N.V. is launching news channel i24 News in the U.S., with headquarters in NYC’s Times Square. “What began as a dream of our founder to create a source for news where debate and multiple perspectives were welcome, has becomei24 News a well-respected, differentiated global news organization with a track record of journalistic excellence around the world,” said Dexter Goei, president of Altice N.V., and Chairman and CEO of Altice USA. i24’s U.S. launch date is February 13 with its first distribution partner (surprise!) Altice USA. Global HQ will remain in Tel Aviv.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is looking at inserting Megyn Kelly, fresh off her star turn at Fox News and now signed with Team Peacock, into one of Today’s hours, according to Variety. If a Kelly show aired at 10a, third hour hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb would move to 9a, said Variety’s source. The 9a hour is now filled by Al Roker and Tamron Hall; Billy Bush’s brief hosting gig ended with the emergence of that Access Hollywood outtake tape.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC ordered a pilot for Elizabeth Banks’ one-hour female buddy cop comedy The Trustee, from Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs). Warner Bros. Television is the studio. The net also ordered a pilot for hour-long The Gospel of Kevin, centered on a down-on-his-luck man tasked by God with saving the world, from Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (Agent Carter) through their Fazekas & Butters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered several comedy pilots: an untitled project from Charles Grandy and Mindy Kaling centered on a charismatic gym owner with a brother who’s an idiot; workplace comedy Spaced Out, from Warner Bros. TV and Doozer; Happy Peppers, from Max Mutchnick (Will & Grace) and Jeff Astrof (Friends) about adult sibs who move in together, and The Sackett Sisters, from 30 Rock’s Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Luke Del Tredici.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the drama front, NBC ordered a pilot for Behind Enemy Lines, loosely based on the movie franchise, from writer Nikki Toscano (Bates Motel) and 20th Century Fox Television. McG will direct. An untitled medical drama from Warren Leight (Law & Order), Paul Haggis (Crash) and Sony Television also got a pilot nod.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW ordered the pilot for a Dynasty reboot more diverse than the 1981-1989 hit, told “primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington – daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington – and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family.” Drama comes from Gossip GirlsJosh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick, with original Dynasty creators Esther and Richard Shapiro serving as exec producers; studio is Fake Empire with CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj will star in Netflix stand-up special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, based on his experience as a first generation Indian-American. Rick Famuyiwa (Confirmation) is producing with Jennie Church-Cooper, Art & Industry, Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Small screen trophy takers at Saturday’s PGA Awards included the producers of Stranger Things for drama, Atlanta for comedy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for long-form, Making a Murderer for non-fiction; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for live entertainment & talk; The Voice for competition; Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel for sports program and Sesame Street for children’s show. Presented with the Normal Lear Achievement Award, James L. Brooks got a standing ovation paying tribute to Mary Tyler Moore, who died January 25 at age 80. “I can promise you, as a woman she was everything you hoped she was,” said Brooks. “She had dignity, wit, off the chart work ethic, legs, intrinsically valiant. The woman at the center of our work who never complained, as in never, who shared credit with all the rest of us, made grace contagious.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV winners at Friday’s American Cinema Editors Awards were editors for Game of Thrones and This Is Us for one-hour series (awards were given for non-commercial and commercial programs), Veep for half-hour series, All the Way for miniseries or motion picture, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for non-scripted series, O.J.: Made in America for documentary feature, and Everything Is Copy for documentary (television).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Winners of last night’s SAG Awards included John Lithow and Claire Foy for male and female actor in a drama for The Crown, Shameless’s William H. Macy for male actor in a comedy, Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus for female actress in  comedy, Stranger Things for ensemble in a drama and Orange Is the New Black for ensemble in a comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Conan O’Brien is heading south for an hour-long special, Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico, airing Wednesday, March 1 at 10p on TBS. It’s the late night host’s sixth international trip in the past two years. “Although I’m eager to make a show in Mexico, if the U.S. government meets my demand for $100 million in tax incentives, I will consider relocating production to Akron,” said O’Brien.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse’s Black History Month programming includes a music block from 3-4p on Saturday, February 4, highlighting artists like Future, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper and Solange.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One will recognize African Americans’ contributions to the world with a “Creators of Cool” campaign throughout Black History Month, featuring commentary from the cast of TV One’s original movie, MEDIA. Documentary and movie premieres include Soul Food Junkies, The Watsons Go To Birmingham and You Belong to Me: Sex, Race and Murder in the South.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Original Hamilton cast members Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas will perform “America the Beautiful” during the Super Bowl pre-show Sunday, February 5 on Fox. Luke Bryan is singing the national anthem; Lady Gaga is the half-time show star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon’s Patriot premieres Friday, February 24 in the U.S., UK, Austria and Germany. Drama follows the life of an intelligence officer (Michael Dorman) on a perilous mission.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Independent public satellite net Link TV is launching Activism in Progress on Sunday, February 5 at 8p. The documentary series tells the stories of people connecting to create change.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon’s Patriot premieres Friday, February 24 in the U.S., UK, Austria and Germany. Drama follows the life of an intelligence officer (Michael Dorman) on a perilous mission.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Independent public satellite net Link TV is launching Activism in Progress on Sunday, February 5 at 8p. The documentary series tells the stories of people connecting to create change.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Series regulars for ABC’s upcoming drama Ten Days in the Valley, starring Kyra Sedgwick, include Adewale Akinnuyoe-Agbaje (Game of Thrones), Francois Battiste (The Good Wife), Currie Graham (Westworld), Nelson Lee (NCIS: New Orleans), Abigail Pniowsky (Arrival), Josh Randall (Pitch), Ali Stroker (Glee), Ella Thomas (Ballers), Beth Triffon (Dr. Ken) and Mark L. Young (Code Black).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emma Thompson will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth I in a Christmas special for BBC Two’s Upstart Crow.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Breeda Wool (UnReal) nabbed a series regular role on AT&T Audience Network’s upcoming Mr. Mercedes, based on the Stephen King novel. Drama is set for a fall debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC hit a 14-month Thursday night high with the returns of Grey’s Anatomy (2.6/9 among A18-49), Scandal (2.0/7) and How to Get Away With Murder (1.5/6). The net also had a total view high since November 2015. Opposite the ABC competition and a Mary Tyler Moore tribute on CBS (.8/3), CW’s Riverdale debuted with a soft .5/2 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewership of NBC’s Emerald City on Friday slipped to 2.7 million total viewers and .6 among !8-49, the third consecutive week of lower numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Mike Connors died January 26 of leukemia. He was 91. Best known as TV’s Mannix, Connors’ final TV credit was on Two and a Half Men in 2007.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Barbara Hale died January 26. She was 94. Among Hale’s numerous TV and film credits was her Emmy-winning role as Della Street on Perry Mason.
(Source: Cynopsis)

23RD ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS (SAG) – WINNERS LIST
http://www.sagawards.org/awards/nominees-and-recipients/23rd-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Split – $26.3 million
A Dog’s Purpose – $18.4 million
Hidden Figures – $14 million
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – $13.9 million
La La Land – $12.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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