FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 3/6/17)
CARTOON: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Premiere) at 6pm
GOLF CHANNEL: Feherty (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Origins: The Journey of Humankind (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Explorer (Premiere) at 10pm
PASIONES: Gumus (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Kids Baking Championship (Finale) at 8pm
FREEFORM: Shadowhunters (Finale) at 8pm
VH1: Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (Finale) at 10pm

After a 48-hour extension failed to bring the parties together, Hearst Television blacked out 33 network affiliates in 26 markets on Dish Network. “While we had hoped to conclude our negotiations before the extended March 3rd deadline, Dish has continued to insist on including material terms that are less favorable than our current agreement,” Hearst said in a statement. If the story sounds familiar, recall DirecTV was left in the dark by Hearst for several days in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon shuttered its one-year-old Cable Store, which offered products from Comcast and, added in November, Frontier. “Amazon is constantly testing and launching new offerings,” an Amazon spokesperson told TVPredictions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jerry Mitchell, a two-time Tony Award winner, has joined as stage director, and Emmy winner Alex Rudzinski will serve as live director, on NBC holiday musical production Bye Bye Birdie Live!. “It’s a joy to work with Jerry Mitchell and Alex Rudzinski again after their incredible partnership on Hairspray Live!, which elevated our live musicals to a new height,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO and BBC One are teaming for 8-part drama series Shibden Hall, about a landowner determined to transform her ancestral home. The Lookout Point production for the BBC will be co-produced with HBO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country musician Madison Brown hits the road in RFD-TV series Chasing Down Madison Brown, based on her longtime blog. Brown goes coast-to-coast to interview celebrities, chefs, family and friends like Toby Keith, starting tomorrow, March 7 at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney XD’s Star War Rebels are revving up for season 4, slated to premiere later this year. Production on the animated series, currently in season 3, is underway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Simply Southern TV explores “Alabama the Beautiful” through stories about agriculture, gardening, rural lifestyle, and rural youth programs. The series, produced by the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Alabama Farmers Cooperative, premieres Tuesday, March 7 at 7p on RFD-TV. “This show has been one of the most effective public relations projects the Federation has initiated in the last 20 years,” said Jeff Helms, Federation Communications director and Simply Southern TV executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s One Day at a Time will return for a 13-episode season 2. The reboot, focused on a Cuban-American family, premiered in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Corbett (Sex and the City) will co-star in ABC drama pilot Las Reinas, about a detective who must confront her past when she has to reconnect with her criminal family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Fonda will guest star on Amazon drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, starring John Krasinski (The Office) and Abbie Cornish (Klondike).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amanda Seales was upped to series regular for season 2 of HBO’s Insecure, after 4 appearances during the show’s freshman run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patrick Fischler (Hail Caesar), Zabryna Guevara (Gotham) and Ritchie Coster (Blackhat) grabbed series regular roles in Syfy pilot Happy!, based on the graphic novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Max Thierot (Bates Motel) landed a lead role in the untitled CBS Navy SEAL drama following an elite squad on high stakes missions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal invested $500 million in Snap’s IPO, part of its efforts to become “a better, more digitally-focused company,” wrote NBCU CEO Steve Burke in a memo to employees obtained by Variety. The move follows a $400 million stake in BuzzFeed and $200 million in Vox.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon has formed the first official KCA Social Squad, to fuel excitement for the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 11. Influencers from Australia, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, Denmark and the US will bring a cross-platform following of 45 million fans inside an awards experience set to include backstage adventures on the Paramount lot and a VIP tour of LA ahead of the big show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Today topped the news demo in February sweeps with 1.65 million viewers, versus 1.51 million for ABC’s Good Morning America and 1.11 million for CBS This Morning. GMA was first in total viewers with 4.69 million; Today scored 4.33 million and CBS grabbed an average 3.75 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC also won the nightly news demo sweeps race with 2.07 million viewers A25-54, followed by 1.89 million for ABC’s World News Tonight and 1.58 for CBS Evening News. Among total viewers, ABC delivered an average 8.90 million viewers, NBC drew 8.77 million and CBS posted 7.16 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision reports it finished February 2017 Sweeps as the No. 1 Spanish-language network, averaging 1.9 million Total Viewers 2+, 857,000 A18-49 and 382,000 A18-34 in primetime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The final episode of ABC 4-parter When We Rise rose 25% among A18-49 on Thursday, to .4/2, and drew a series high 6.1 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://news.iheart.com/features/iheartradio-music-awards-15/articles/15/490103/heres-the-complete-list-of-iheartradio-15616268/

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Logan – $85.3 million
Get Out – $26.1 million
The Shack – $16.1 million
The LEGO Batman Movie – $11.7 million
Before I Fall – $4.9 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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