FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ NAACP IMAGE AWARDS/ GRAMMY AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 2/13/17)
E!: E! Fashion Police: 2017 Grammy Awards Edition (Premiere) at 8pm
AMC: Humans (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: The Young Pope (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: The New Celebrity Apprentice (Finale) at 9pm
VH1: Love & Hip Hop (Finale) at 8pm

CBS This Morning shared good news on Friday. In a medical update on co-host Charlie Rose, who underwent heart surgery the day prior, the show said: “We’re happy to report that @Charlie’s Rose’s surgery to replace a heart valve went very well. He’s resting & says he’s excited to return soon!” Rose expects to be back in March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Josh Elliott is leaving his daytime anchor spot at streaming news service CBSN, though he’ll remain at CBS, taking field assignments and reporting across CBS News programs, including CBSN. Making the announcement on air Friday, Elliott said, “knowing how things work around here, I may see you again on Monday morning.” Elliott, who joined CBSN in March 2016 from NBC, took the audience into the control room for his last day “to thank everyone here, who you don’t get a chance to see. The real people who do the real work….I’m just the guy who gets my face spackled and somehow puts verbs after subjects before objects, we hope.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 and MTV2 might not have made the cut as one of the 6 core channels in Viacom’s new strategic vision, as outlined last week by CEO Bob Bakish (those would be BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Spike-rebranding-to-Paramount), but there’s still a place for them, said MTV, VH1 and Logo president Chris McCarthy. VH1 is “incredibly strong and doing great,” McCarthy told the Hollywood Reporter, adding that MTV2 is a great place to “incubate talent,” and while Logo does not have the distribution he’d like, it has a sizeable audience share. Bakish had said the core network was not “a light switching off a whole bunch of networks,” but a focus on the strongest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At least NBC should be happy: On Friday, the day before Alec Baldwin’s record 17th turn as host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Dominican newspaper El Nacional accidentally published a photo of Baldwin impersonating President Donald Trump on SNL in place of the real thing, accompanying a story about Trump and Israeli settlements. The paper tweeted an apology on Saturday, explaining, “Actor Baldwin imitates President Trump on the Saturday Night Live weekly show on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), one of the most important in the United States.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

David and Tamela Mann (Meet the Browns, Mann & Wife) will star in a reality series for TV One, arriving in 2Q17. The one-hour show from Entertainment One and Bobbcat Films is currently in production in Texas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is developing The Scroll, from Queen Latifah & Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit Television and Holly Carter’s Releve Entertainment. The Bible-themed drama, set at 20th Century Fox Television, is based on a concept from Carter. Fox also ordered medical procedural pilot The Beast, from Neal Baer (ER). Project comes from 20th TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Winners of the NAACP Image Awards in TV categories included black-ish and its leads, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, for comedy, Queen Sugar for drama, and This Is UsSterling K. Brown and Empire’s Taraji P. Henson for actors in a drama series. Ceremony aired live Saturday on TV One.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and author Jeffrey Toobin tied with AMC’s The Night Manager screenwriter David Farr and author John le Carre in the TV category for the USC Libraries Scripter Awards, honoring print authors and the writers who adapt their work for the screen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taking top TV honors at the Art Directors Guild’s ADG Awards were Westworld (beating winner for the last 4 years, HBO sib Game of Thrones), as well as The Night Of, Beyonce’s Lemonade, Mr. Robot, Saturday Night Live and Mozart in the Jungle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT will exclusively present live coverage of the NBA All-Star events from New Orleans February 16-19, including a special (Saturday, February 17 at 5p), produced by Turner Sports in conjunction with Juma Entertainment, in which 8 NBA stars have their off-the-court talents judged. “There is definitely a vault of off the court talent in professional sports, and the players are game to demonstrate their off-the-court skills,” says Robert Horowitz, Juma Entertainment President. “In only the second year of the NBA Talent Challenge on TNT, we’ve found singers, rappers, jugglers, guitarists, pianists, and even a player that can whistle to Bieber.” Up next: Juma is working with the NFL Players Association to show what gridiron stars can do off the field. And it likely won’t end there. “The interest in these sports talent competitions will only get bigger as players wish to demonstrate their non-athletic skills and fans want to see more content from their stars,” adds Horowitz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Octavia Spencer is set to host Saturday Night Live on March 4. Spencer is up for an Oscar on February 26, for her role in Hidden Figures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is reporting live from Antarctica during CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News, continuing its “The Climate Diaries” series. Correspondent Mark Phillips will join scientists in inflatable boats, navigating icebergs and elephant seals to record the results of time lapse cameras positioned to show the shrinking ice cap.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel’s celebration of Women’s History Month includes two specials. Victorian Rebel – Marianne North, telling the story of the daring documentation of the world’s rarest plants, premieres Wednesday, March 8 at 8p. Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth debuts Monday, March 27 at 8p, offering archival images and historical recreations to trace the tale of the princess and peacemaker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The two-part season 4 reunion of Bravo’s Married to Medicine, airing Friday, February 17 at 24 at 8p, has the women reflecting on major moments, as well as confronting each other on marriage and money. Plus, “Jackie drops a bomb about her relationship with Curtis.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! is returning as multiplatform partner of New York Fashion Week: The Shows, with coverage of the runways, red carpeters and revelers on air, online and across mobile and social. E!’s on-air segments feature nightly coverage on E! News, a NYFW-themed episode of Fashion Police, fashion flashes airing in primetime with breaking NYFW news updates and short form content including hair styling tutorials from partner TRESemme’s on-site hair salon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Documentary Films is releasing Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars theatrically in the fall, before its debut on Showtime in 2018. Directed by Lili Fini Zanuck (Rush), the doc will cover the artist’s traumatic childhood, struggle with drugs and alcohol and loss of his son, as well as his isolated pursuit of his craft.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America will air The Brit Awards 2017 on Wednesday, February 22 at 10p, the same day the ceremony takes place across the pond. Performers slated to appear include Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Little Mix, The 1975, Emeli Sande, Skepta and Robbie Williams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The next group of celebs putting on their dancing shoes for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars will be revealed live Wednesday, March 1 on Good Morning America. Season 24 debuts Monday, March 20 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet docu-series Lone Star Law returns for a second season following Texas game wardens on Sunday, February 19 at 10p. New spin-off North Woods Law: New Hampshire, tracking fish and game officers in the Live Free or Die state, bows Sunday, March 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Silicon Valley will be back for season 4 on HBO on Sunday, April 23, one week after the launch of season 6 of Veep.
(Source: Cynopsis)

QB1: Beyond the Lights, a 10-part docu-series from Complex NetworksRated Red telling “the real story of American high school football,” launches Wednesday, February 15 on go90.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Crackle’s Supermansion premieres Thursday, February 16, with newcomer Yvette Nicole Brown joining series regulars Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key and Chris Pine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC viewers will still be able to thank God it’s Thursday next season  the net ordered seasons 14 of Grey’s Anatomy, 7 of Scandal and 4 of How to Get Away With Murder for 2017/2018. The return of the TGIT lineup on January 26 drove ABC to season highs and made it the number one network each week since the return among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest) won the lead in NBC drama pilot Reverie, as a former detective specializing in human behavior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jack Cutmore-Scott (Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life) will play the lead in ABC pilot Deception, as a superstar magician.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Redd (Popstar: Never Stop Stopping) landed a series regular role in Netflix comedy Disjointed, starring Kathy Bates as the owner of a cannabis dispensary.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elizabeth Gillies (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll) will play Fallon Carrington in CW’s Dynasty reboot pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dan Byrd (Cougar Town) was cast as a series regular in ABC drama pilot Doomsday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bridger Zadina (Law & Order: SVU), Malachi Kirby (Roots) and Olly Rix (Of Kings and Prophets) are all series regulars in Syfy pilot The Machine, an artificial intelligence drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live debuted its first Snapchat show, SNL Stories: Boycott, about a couple trying to boycott products associated with Donald Trump. The video was created by SNL’s film unit for Snapchat; last summer NBCUniversal announced it had struck a deal to produce original Snapchat content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform launched new digital series My Boyfriend Is a Robot. Romantic comedy stars Chloe Searcy (Chloe + Zoe) and Josh Margolin (New Girl).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday’s SNL hit its highest metered-market household rating, 7.2/12 share, since January 2011, according to Nielsen. Among A18-49 the show scored 3.6, the best since November of last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kimberly King has joined the Scripps Networks team as Director, Ad Sales Marketing – Travel Channel and Great American Country. Most recently, King was the Senior Manager of Brand Solutions at BET Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 NAACP IMAGE AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.eonline.com/news/827168/naacp-image-awards-2017-winners-the-complete-list

 

2017 GRAMMY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.eonline.com/news/828096/grammy-awards-2017-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The LEGO Batman Movie – $55.6 million
Fifty Shades Darker – $46.8 million
John Wick: Chapter Two – $30 million
Split – $9.3 million
Hidden Figures – $8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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