SELENA QUINTANILLA’S STAR POWER IS STRONGR THAN EVER 22 YEARS AFTER HER DEATH
Archive for March, 2017
SELENA QUINTANILLA’S STAR POWER IS STRONGR THAN EVER 22 YEARS AFTER HER DEATH
RUSSELL BRAND OFFERS SURPRISING NEW COMMENTS ABOUT HIS MARRIAGE WITH KATY PERRY
JONATHAN LIPNICKI TALKS BATTLES WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH TOM CRUISE
GILBERT BAKER (RAINBOW FLAG CREATOR) HAS DIED
DR. DRE AND MAGIC JOHNSON JOIN FORCES FOR 2023 OLYMPIC BID WITH L.A.’S ELITE
CELEBRITY NEWS: MARCH 31, 2017
Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl) – 32 years old
Jack Antonoff (Guitarist in Fun.) – 33 years old
Tony Yayo (Rapper with G-Unit) – 39 years old
Evan Williams (Co-Founder of Twitter) – 45 years old
Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episode II & III”) – 46 years old
Simone Johnson (Jewelry Designer/LL Cool J’s wife) – 49 years old
Tony Cox (“Bad Santa” movies) – 59 years old
Angus Young (AC/DC) – 62 years old
Ed Marinaro (Sisters/Hill Street Blues) – 67 years old
Al Gore (former Vice President of the United States) – 69 years old
Rhea Perlman (Cheers) – 69 years old
Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back Kotter) – 72 years old
Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) – 74 years old
Herb Alpert (Musician/ Co-Owner of A&M Records) – 82 years old
Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) – 83 years old
Richard Chamberlain (The Thorn Birds) – 83 years old
William Daniels (St. Elsewhere) – 90 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 3/31/17)
DISCOVERY: Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Premiere) at 9pm
EL REY NETWORK: The People’s Network Showcase: Action Edition (Premiere) at 8pm
WE TV: Dr. Miami (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Last Man Standing (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: Dr. Ken (Finale) at 8:30pm
DISCOVERY LIFE: Trauma Down Under (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: Sleepy Holly (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Grimm (Finale) at 9pm
WORLD: Dead Reckoning: War & Justice (Finale) at 9pm
CNN: The Axe Files With David Axelrod (Premiere) at 9pm
DISNEY XD: Walk The Prank (Premiere) at 11am
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Texas Flip N Move (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD: The Kitchen (Finale) at 11am
HGTV: Log Cabin Living (Finale) at 11pm and 11:30pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Potomac (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Call The Midwife (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Home Fires On Masterpiece (Premiere) at 9pm
REELZ: The Kennedys – After Camelot (Premiere) at 9pm
SPORTSMAN CHANNEL: In-Fisherman (Premiere) at 9:30pm
TRAVEL: The Best Place To Be (Premiere) at 5pm
AMC: The Walking Dead (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Island Life (Finale) at 10pm and 10:30pm
STARZ: The Missing (Finale) at 8pm
STARZ: Black Sails (Finale) at 9pm
CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller is “on track for a full recovery” after suffering a mild heart attack, but is taking a leave of absence until the end of May. “Pilot season and the Upfront isn’t the best environment to achieve that recovery,” noted Geller in a note to staff. With CBS’s NYC May17 event on the horizon, CEO Les Moonves urged the troops to “step up with the same energy, dedication and passion that you bring to your jobs every day – and just a little more, given the situation.”
Yesterday, The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers asked the Writers Guild of America West and the WGA East to return to the bargaining table. The invite comes after the union said it was ready to resume talks “whenever the AMPTP is ready to meet.” A letter sent to WGA West members on Wednesday noted that while the WGAW board and WGAE voted unanimously to send a strike authorization vote to members before the union’s contract expires May 1, “Our goal remains the best possible deal before that date.”
Former Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke has started filming for Lifetime’s Dance Moms. Burke replaces choreographer Abby Lee Miller, who announced via an angry Instagram post on Sunday that she’d quit the show after 7 seasons. Miller is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty last year in a bankruptcy fraud case, but insisted it was frustration with the reality show’s production that sparked her exit, not the prospect of an orange jumpsuit.
HBO and Italy’s RAI are teaming for My Brilliant Friend, a drama based on the bestseller by Elena Ferrante. The series will be filmed in Italian and air with English subtitles in the U.S. Production is slated to begin this summer.
After past efforts like Rising Stars fell flat, ABC is jumping in to the singing competition game again with an order for 10 episodes of Boy Band. Matador Content (Lip Sync Battle) will produce the show, for a summer bow.
Adult Swim ordered 2 new quarter-hour animated series. Apollo Gauntlet, a comedy about a cop who gets transported to a futuristic medieval society, is scheduled to bow this summer. Sci-fi action series Hot Streets, focused on an FBI agent, his partner, his niece and her dog, premieres later this year.
Viacom announced the programming slate for its upcoming Paramount Network, launching in 2018 in place of Spike TV. “Our mission is to establish Paramount Network as a prime destination for premium storytelling,” said Kevin Kay, president, Paramount Network, TV Land, and CMT. “Paramount Network will be the home to compelling stories, unforgettable characters, and high quality production with a distinctive global appeal.”Six-part event series Waco will explore the 51-day siege between the FBI and the Branch Davidians. I Am Martin Luther King Jr., the latest installment of the “I Am” series from filmmaker Derik Murray, focuses on the life and achievements of the civil rights icon.
Among the Paramount series migrating from sibling nets are 2 new comedies, American Woman, starring Alicia Silverstone, and a Heathers revival with the 1989 cult classic’s Shannen Doherty onboard, which were born at TV Land. First Wives Club, which went to pilot at TV Land but wasn’t picked up to series, will get redeveloped. And Spike hit Lip Sync Battle was renewed for a fourth season on Paramount, ahead of its April 20 season 3 premiere. Spike’s Ink Master, Bar Rescue and Bellator MMA will also make the move.
Two new newsmagazines are headed to ID. A sneak peek of Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris airs Sunday, April 9 at 11p after Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery, before settling into its regular 9p slot April 16. The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas launches Monday, April 24 at 10p. “With combined investigative careers of more than 60 years, Tony and Maria Elena’s diverse experiences and points of view will bring fresh and exciting perspectives to our expanding audience,” said Henry Schleiff, group president of ID, Destination America and AHC.
Munchkin alert! Season 4 of Disney Junior’s Sofia the First debuts Friday, April 28 at 11:30a. The kids’ series holds the record for the top 2 cable TV telecasts ever among Kids 2-5 and the top 3 telecasts ever among Girls 2-5.
The initial guest lineup for AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick, featuring in-depth conversations with Hardwick and a single guest or cast, includes Michelle Monaghan, Charlie Hunnam, Connie Britton, Justin Theroux, Bryan Cranston, Elijah Wood, Damon Lindelof, Neil deGrasse Tyson and the cast of Silicon Valley. Talking premieres Sunday, April 9 at 11p.
Vegas Rat Rods revs up for season 3 on Discovery’s Motor Mondays, starting April 24 at 10p. Docu-series features “rust-loving rebels” who turn junkyard treasures into works of auto art.
TLC’s I Am Jazz is back for season 3 on June 28 at 9p. Docu-series follows a 16-year-old transgender advocate about to move forward with gender confirmation surgery.
Nat Geo climate change programs Before the Flood and season 2 of Years of Living Dangerously arrive on DVD April 18 – just in time for Earth Day.
Actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0) will narrate the upcoming documentary series Big Pacific, premiering on PBS stations this summer.
Two-hour ABC special The Last 100 Days of Diana retraces the events leading to the untimely death 20 years ago of Princess Diana. Hosted by Nightline co-anchor Martin Bashir, show premieres Sunday, May 7 at 9p.
National Geographic Documentary Films doc LA 92, focused on the controversial Rodney King trial and subsequent protests, premieres at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 21. Lightbox’s Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Jonathan Chinn (American High) are producers.
Ben Savage (Boy Meets World) will recur on season 2 of CMT comedy Still the King, as a Securities Exchange Commission agent.
Jose Moreno Brooks (Telenovela) landed a recurring role on Freeform’s Young and Hungry, as a Mexican street vendor and Casanova.
Set to recur on upcoming Starz thriller Counterpart: Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge), Stefan Kapicic (Deadpool), Jacqueline Antaramian (Madame Secretary), Liv Lisa Fries (Zurich), Christiane Paul (The Wave), Ingo Rademacher (General Hospital) and Marco Khan (10,000 BC).
CBS’s Late Night was late night’s #1 program during 1Q17, according to Nielsen. The show averaged 3.29 million viewers, enough to slip past NBC’s Tonight Show by +260,000 viewers, after trailing by -840,000 viewers last year. The Tonight Show, however, remains the demo king, with .75/4, versus Late Show’s .58/3.
HGTV home renovation series Home Town delivered a .88 P25-54 rating for the network during its second airing on Tuesday, March 28, ranking as the second highest-rated show in the demo in all of cable television during the 10-11p timeslot. The episode’s performance also helped HGTV achieve the #1 position among W25-54 and upscale W25-54 for the night.
Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, wrapped its 10th season on Saturday, March 25 with a season-high rating in both L+SD (0.65/363) and in L+3 (0.80/445) in P25-54, making it the highest-rated premiere in over a year.
Telemundo Deportes’ “Rumbo al Mundial” World Cup Qualifier between Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico on Tuesday delivered 1.75 million total viewers and 937,000 A18-49, according to Nielsen. Locally, Mexico’s 1-0 win ranked as the most watched show in the time period in LA, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Phoenix among in the demo, regardless of language.
ABC’s Imaginary Mary debuted to 5.4 million viewers and a 1.4/5 rating among A18-49 on Wednesday.
Telemundo boasts year-over-year growth during Monday-Friday 8-11p in March, up 11% among A18-49 (880,000) and up 15% among A18-34 (415,000) season-to-date, according to Nielsen.
Fuse will end 1Q17 with its most viewed 1Q in total day and primetime in three years among A18-34. Fuse is the fastest-growing ad-supported entertainment cable network in the demo in total day with average viewership isup38% in total day and33% in prime for the quarter versus the same period last year, with total day audience up double-digits in other key demos vs. 1Q 2016, including +27% among P12-34 and A18-49.
After the season 3 premiere of Bounce’s Mann & Wife at 9p on Tuesday, the 9:30p episode that followed was the network’s highest-rated original sitcom telecast ever, increasing audience by as much as +17% and delivering 326,000 HHs, 180,000 P18-49 and 440,000 P2+.
The Boss Baby (Animated) – Alec Baldwin, Miles Christopher Bakshi, Tobey Maguire, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi, ViviAnn Yee, Eric Bell Jr.
Ghost In The Shell – Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Peter Ferdinando
The Zookeeper’s Wife (Limited Release) – Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Bruhl, Iddo Goldberg, Anna Rust, Brian Caspe, Goran Kostic
Today’s Jackpot is $174 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $60 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
JENNIFER LOPEZ SUED OVER CUSTOM HOVERBOARDS MADE FOR HER LAS VEGAS SHOW
ROBIN THICKE & PAULA PATTON ARE ON THE VERGE OF A CUSTODY SETTLEMENT
INSIDE CIARA & RUSSELL WILSON’S EXTRAVAGANT CO-ED BABY SHOWER