FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 3/13/17)
FREEFORM: Young & Hungry (Premiere) at 8pm
FREEFORM: Baby Daddy (Premiere) at 8:30pm
NICK: Hunter Street (Premiere) at 7pm
ABC: The Bachelor (Finale) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Alaska: The Last Frontier (Finale) at 10pm
BRAVO: Summer House (Finale) at 10pm
DIY: Maine Cabin Masters (Finale) at 10pm

CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose is back in the morning show saddle today, after undergoing heart surgery last month to replace an aortic valve. “I can’t wait to see my friends at CTM who have been so gracious in sitting in for me and making up for the fact that I was not there,” said Rose on Friday. “The messages, the heartwarming well wishing, the sense of recover soon has all been memorable to me.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The deal’s off: Eldridge Industries, owner of Dick Clark Productions, said it has “terminated its agreement” to sell dcp to China’s Wanda Group for $1 billion, and filed a motion to compel release of escrowed funds it is entitled to “given Wanda’s failure to consummate the sale.” It’s not a surprise Wanda isn’t ponying up – the company’s revenue suffered a 14% drop in 2016, its first decline in over 10 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon debuted an on-air and online brand refresh over the weekend with the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards. The visual narrative of Nickelodeon’s new look was executed by combining real kids with 2D and 3D graphics. “We really wanted to highlight how much surprise and fun is a part of kids’ everyday lives, so we took as our inspiration the surreal nature of GIFs, memes and emoticons and created an entire new visual vocabulary,” said Michael Waldron, SVP creative director art and design for Nickelodeon Group and Nick@Nite. “Using a mix of real kids and on-air talent, the refresh looks through the lens of how kids see things – the unpredictable, extraordinary and joyful nature of a child’s imagination.” The new look was created with agency Superstudio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Huffington Post and ABCEntertainment are teaming for a month-long collaboration on the third season of American Crime, which premiered Sunday at 10p. ABC is integrating the drama’s content into HuffPost’s Daily Flash Briefing on Amazon Alexa and Weekly News Quiz on Google Home for month of March, the first advertisement of its kind within the Alexa platform. “American Crime this season explores timely, socioeconomic issues, and The Huffington Post was the perfect partner to reach an informed and socially invested audience,”said Darren Schillace, SVP, marketing strategy, ABC Entertainment. “In a climate where headline news is quickly consumed, integrating into HuffPost’s existing applications on Alexa and Google Home allowed us to engage our target audience with content from our show that would highly resonate with them.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 29 premiere of CBS’s The Amazing Race has been moved from Friday, April 21 to Thursday, March 30 at 10p. Training Day shifts to Saturdays starting April 8, with all 7 remaining episodes broadcast on consecutive weeks; production had wrapped before the unexpected death of series star Bill Paxton on February 25 at age 61. Undercover Boss returns with new eps Friday, April 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is not moving forward with comedy pilot Mating, starring SNL alum Taran Killam. The net picked up White Famous, starring another SNL vet, Jay Pharoah, in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pop comedy Schitt’s Creek was renewed for season 4. Father/son co-creators Eugene and Daniel Levy will continue as executive producers and writers. The finale of season 3, up +20% in viewers from season 2 and +39% from season 1, airs Wednesday, April 5 at 8p. The show was also renewed by Canada’s CBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW ordered season 5 of The 100. Sci-fi drama is averaging a +70% lift in total viewers and +86% in A18-49 in Live+SD ratings versus Live+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2018 Producers Guild Awards have been set for January 20 at the Beverly Hilton, honoring excellence in TV, film and new media productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Louis C.K. will host the April 8 episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, with musical guest The Chainsmokers. C.K.’s next stand-up special, 2017, hits Netflix four days earlier.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s Preacher will be back for season 2 Monday, June 19 at 9p. Time and date for the return of the supernatural series about a road trip to find God was announced at the SXSW Festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars Family Edition will feature the dysfunctional families of Kendra Wilkinson (Kendra on Top), Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (The Sorrentinos), Farrah Abraham (Teen Mom) and Chad Ochocinco (Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch). Therapy starts Friday, April 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson will return in the fall with 20 new episodes. Said host Tyson of the science-driven talk show, “In many cases, StarTalk provides a comfortable space for pop culture icons to lay bare an inner geek that you never knew they had.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of its “Together For Good” initiative, Nickelodeon International is teaming with child rights organization Plan International to launch “Together We Rock,” a pro-social campaign dedicated to promoting gender equity now through the month of May. Nickelodeon created an international game to inspire concepts of gender equity, which invites players to join Tomika, the main character in the hit show School of Rock, to lead a group of student musicians on the way to greatness. The network will also air an international School of Rock programming marathon during the month of May, showcasing episodes from the series that highlight female role models, equity-themed moments and self-confidence.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachel Bilson (The OC) and Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire) are joining the cast of CMT’s Nashville, which just aired its midseason finale (#babydrama). The news was shared first with fans on social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) has joined USA’s Mr. Robot as a series regular. BD Wong (Whiterose) was promoted to series regular on the show, returning for season 3 in October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) will play the male lead opposite Annie Mumolo in Fox comedy pilot Amy’s Brother, about a Type A man suddenly living with his sister and her two kids.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) landed the lead in NBC drama pilot Drama High, inspired by the high school drama teacher that’s the focus of a book written by one of his students.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Larenz Tate (House of Lies) will play the male lead opposite Allison Miller in ABC drama pilot Salamander, about a misanthropic engineer who recruits a skeptical Homeland Security psychiatrist to help track a bank robber.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies) will co-star opposite Noah Wyle in CBS legal drama Perfect Citizen, reports Deadline, about a whistleblower who starts a new career at a Boston law firm.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nick Peine (Office Christmas Party) nabbed a series regular role in the untitled NBC comedy pilot rom Seth Meyers, SNL’s Mike O’Brien and Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video focused on an Ivy League professor forced to work as a high school biology teacher.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hello, Hulu: A+E Networks and the streaming TV destination announced a new affiliate agreement that will bring all A&E, History, Lifetime, LMN, Fyi and Viceland to Hulu’s new live TV streaming service, set to launch this spring. Hulu has already struck deals with CBS Corp., 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and Turner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Gabe Greenspan and his real-life father, Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) play “heightened” versions of themselves in Freeform’s new short-form digital series, Dinner with Dad. Set in a deli, the show features Alexander offering unsolicited advice. In episode 1, Alexander frets that his son’s chronic lateness will tarnish both their reputations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of E! scripted drama The Arrangement delivered a combined L+3 audience of 2.2 million Total Viewers and 1.2 million A18-49 across all airings on Sunday, March 5. The debut posted L+3 averages of 1.3 million Total Viewers and 735,000 A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Soft starts: Fox reality show Kicking & Screaming debuted Thursday to 2.2 million viewers and .7/3 among A18-49, while season 2 of ABC’s The Catch premiered to 3.8 million viewers and .8/3 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of Animal Planet’s North Woods Law: New Hampshire, on Sunday, March 5, ranks as the network’s highest-rated primetime series premiere among A25-54 in nearly two years with a 0.44 L+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The debut of FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan and 2 encore telecasts delivered 5.17 million total viewers in Live+3, the highest since the premiere of the net’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story in February 2016. The premiere telecast drew 3.8 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.eonline.com/news/834817/kids-choice-awards-2017-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Kong: Skull Island – $61 million
Logan – $37.9 million
Get Out – $21.1 million
The Shack – $10.1 million
The LEGO Batman Movie – $7.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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