FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 2/6/17)
FOX: APB (Premiere) at 9pm
OUTDOOR CHANNEL: Wardens (Premiere) at 9:30pm
TRAVEL: Trip Testers (Premiere) at 11pm
UNIVISION: Pequenos Gigantes USA (Premiere) at 8pm
NAT. GEO.: StarTalk (Finale) at 11pm

HBO’s Game of Thrones and Veep were repeat winners at the DGA Awards, for top drama and comedy directing. Other TV winners included HBO’s The Night Of, CBS’s broadcast of the Tony Wards, Fox reality show American Grit, and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. TV winners at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards on Saturday night included HBO’s Game of Thrones and The Night Of, and USA’s Mr. Robot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alec Baldwin returned as President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live this weekend, and host Kristen Stewart dropped the F-bomb in her opening monologue, but SNL’s most notable segment was a surprise appearance by Melissa McCarthy as media hater Sean Spicer at a White House press briefing. “I’d like to begin today by apologizing on behalf of you, to me, for how you have treated me these past two weeks,” McCarthy-as-Spicer shouted. “And that apology is NOT accepted.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Patriots may have won the game, but for many people the Super Bowl was all about the ads. (Plus the moving moment former president George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara took to center field to perform the coin toss, and Lady Gaga dropping down from the roof for a halftime show that ended with a mic drop.) From Fox’s Empire to Ford going “Further,” to film teasers and Febreeze’s odor odes, along with timely spots touching on immigration, ads spanned the emotional spectrum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo went big for upcoming scripted series Genius, with the network’s first stand-alone spot in the Super Bowl. The 45-second promo, called “Bad Romance,” followed Lady Gaga’s halftime show. Series premieres Tuesday, April 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Michael Obeng is suing E!, NBCUniversal and Bright Roads Productions, claiming that while he intended to appear on reality show Famously Married (previously titled Second Wives Club) with his spouse to show his happy marriage and promote his business, the series instead “was designed to incite personal conflicts between Plaintiff and his wife and specifically to incite their divorce.” (According to court records, Obeng’s wife filed for divorce in July.) Obeng is seeking an order to keep any footage of his family from airing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC ordered a pilot for Household Name, a comedy starring Carol Burnett as a larger-than-life eccentric actress, written and exec produced by Michael Saltzman and exec produced by Amy Poehler via her Paper Kite. Universal Television is the studio. Pilots for Losing It, from DJ Nash (Truth Be Told) and Kapital Entertainment, and an untitled single dad comedy written by Dannah Phirman & Danielle Schneider (Hotwives) are set at ABC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The alphabet net gave the green light for a pilot spun off from The Goldbergs, from Goldbergs creator/exec producer Adam F. Goldberg, executive producers Marc Firek, Happy Madison and Seth Gordon and Sony Television, as well as comedy Jalen Vs. Everybody, starring former NBA player and ESPN commentator Jalen Rose, from Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS gave a pilot order to a S.W.A.T. reboot, exec produced by Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Neal H. Moritz (Preacher), Justin Lin (Scorpion) and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (Friday Night Lights). Sony Pictures Television will co-produce with CBS Television Studios. The net also picked up a pilot for buddy comedy Brothered Up, from Mark Gross (Man With a Plan) and CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW ordered a pilot for Valor, a military drama from writer/musician Kyle Jarrow about an elite unit of helicopter pilots. Jarrow EPs with Bill Haber (Beauty and the Beast) at CBS Television Studios. Also on the way: a pilot for new Greg Berlanti DC Comics project Black Lightning.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syrian refugee documentary After Spring, executive produced by Jon Stewart and Chris McShane, will make its national television debut on Friday, February 10 at 9p on Starz. The documentary is available for Starz subscribers on the Starz app and Starz on Demand now.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Suffering from Super Bowl ad withdrawal? Animal Planet will premiere World’s Funniest Animal Commercials on Friday, February 10 at 9p. Terry Crews (Brookly Nine-Nine) hosts the one-hour special that also features adoptable cats and dogs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon is commemorating Black History Month with a series of PSAs honoring contemporary and historical African Americans. The first four original 30-second spots will highlight the accomplishments of current prominent individuals including Gordon Bellamy, Misty Copeland, Marcus Samuelsson and Elaine Welteroth. The fifth spot will honor groundbreaking African Americans throughout history who have paved the way for future generations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leading up to Hollywood’s big night, AXS TV will air a special episode of Nothing But Trailers: The Oscars Binge, premiering Wednesday, February 22 at 8p. Clips will show Oscar-nominated films, and films starring Oscar-nominated actors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy winner Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) will play defense attorney Leslie Abramson on NBC’s upcoming Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders. “I’ve known Edie for more than two decades,” said executive producer Dick Wolf. “Our working relationship started when she was among an elite group of actors who made multiple appearances as defense attorneys on Law & Order in the early ’90s.Edie was at the top of that list. She did a fabulous job on Law & Order and, as Leslie Abramson, will knock the role out of the park.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Vanessa Bell Calloway (Saints & Sinners) landed recurring roles on season 4 of StarzSurvivor’s Remorse, slated to return this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) won a series regular role in NBC drama pilot Good Girls, playing a mall security guard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) will recur as a new villain on CW’s Supergirl, airing Mondays at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Walton (About a Boy) will co-star in CBS comedy pilot 9J, 9K and 9L, starring and co-created by Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Athena Karkanis (Low Winter Sun) and Hilary Jardine (Van Helsing) will recur on season 3 of CBS summer series Zoo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

William Shatner (at least his voice) will be in in season 7 of Discovery KidsMy Little Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of CBS’s Superior Donuts on Thursday grabbed a 1.9 rating among A18-49 and was first in its timeslot with 10.6 million viewers. The launch of NBC’s Powerless scored a solid 1.1 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season premiere of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern attracted more than one million total viewers, and garnered P25-54 ratings that were 26 percent higher than its year-ago timeslot levels and 12 percent higher than the prior season average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The January 28 premiere of Lifetime’s Love by the 10th Date drew 1.5 million total viewers and was cable’s #1 original telecast on Saturday night among W25-54 and W18-49, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. It was also TV’s #1 telecast of the night with African American A25-54, W25-54 and W18-49; as well as TV’s #1 non-sports telecast of the night with African American total viewers and A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Split – $14.6 million
Rings – $13 million
A Dog’s Purpose – $10.8 million
Hidden Figures – $10.1 million
La La Land – $7.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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