FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 3/20/17)
ABC: Dancing With The Stars (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Yukon Men: Roughing It (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Bering Sea Gold: Dredging The Deep (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Sweet Home Oklahoma (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Big Beach Builds (Premiere) at 9pm
FREEFORM: The Twins: Happily Ever After? (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: House Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: For My Woman (Premiere) at 10pm
AMC: Humans (Finale) at 10pm
MTV: Teen Mom 2 (Finale) at 9pm

NBC’s Shades of Blue, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, was renewed for season three. The police drama leads Sunday night’s 10p broadcast competition by a +50% margin among A18-49, and is tops in total viewers with an average 5 million in Live+SD numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of Jennifer Lopez, she’ll be one of the judges on NBC summer series World of Dance, which has a premiere date of Monday, May 8 at 10p following The Voice. The competition moves to Tuesdays at 10p on May 30 paired with season 12 of America’s Got Talent. Comedy The Carmichael Show returns for season 3 on Wednesday, May 31 at 9p. American Ninja Warrior is back for its sixth full season on NBC on Monday, June 12 at 8p, followed by the season 2 debut of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on NBC’s summer slate: spin-off Little Big Shots: Forever Young, focusing on seniors, starting Wednesday, June 21 at 8p; the return of winter game show The Wall on Thursday, June 22 at 8p, followed by the season 4 bow of The Night Shift; new drama Midnight, Texas on Tuesday, July 25 at 10p; the season 5 premiere of Hollywood Game Night on Monday, August 7 at 10p; Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update on Thursday, August 10 at 9p, and new family comedy Marlon on Wednesday, August 16 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

California lured 4 more series to the Golden State with its production tax credit. FX’s Legion and Fox’s Lucifer are pulling up stakes from Vancouver, while Showtime’s The Affair and Netflix’s The OA are leaving the Big Apple behind. The latest $57.3 million in tax credit allocation for 15 projects will generate an estimated $620 million in direct in-state spending, according to California Film Commission estimates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Say it ain’t soy: Subway is planning a $210 lawsuit against Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, claiming CBC’s Marketplace made false and defamatory allegations about Subway’s chicken. In a report last month, the show said Subway’s oven roasted chicken contained 54% chicken DNA and its chicken strips 43%, with the rest soy. Not so, argues Subway. “Despite our efforts to share the facts with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken and to express our strong objections to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, as we requested,” said the sandwich chain.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s Trust begins production in June in London and Rome, for a January 2018 debut. The initial 10-episode installment of the limited series, exec produced by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson, will focus on the 1973 kidnapping of oil fortune heir John Paul Getty III.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC passed on moving forward with a pilot for an untitled comedy starring Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and his wife Justine Simmons, but the project has life in it yet. ABC Studios and Amblin TV are filming a pilot presentation, financed by the penalty paid by ABC for not ordering a pilot, reports Deadline. ABC will have the first look, with streaming platforms along with linear nets expected to be pitched.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gayle King sits down with Dave Chappelle on CBS This Morning today, for the comedian’s first in-depth interview since 2006. Chappelle, who has Netflix specials dropping tomorrow, walked away from Chappelle’s Show in 2005.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN is marking “World Health Day” with the premiere of CNN Films’ Unseen Enemy on Friday, April 7 at 9p, with a replay at 12a. The doc, a call to action on pandemics like Zika, Ebola and influenza, will have limited interruptions. Johnson & Johnson is exclusive sponsor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 9 on A&E. Two-hour doc from exec producer John Singleton looks at the 1992 riots through the eyes of people who experienced it firsthand. “As a native Los Angeleno I know the actions of that three day event didn’t just appear out of thin air,” said Singleton. “The city was a powder keg boiling at the seams for many years under police brutality and economic hardship of people of color.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alyssa Milano will play the wife of a lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach in CW drama pilot Insatiable. “So excited about sharing this news I’m spitting!” tweeted Milano.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) landed the lead in BBC/Cinemax limited series Rellik, which tells the story of a serial killer in reverse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) will star in NBC’s untitled medical drama pilot following nurses and doctors in an understaffed Brooklyn hospital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jacqueline Obradors (NYPD Blue) will co-star opposite JD Pardo in FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot, Mayans MC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Onorati (Murder in the First) joined CBS drama pilot S.W.A.T. as a series regular, opposite Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jamey Sheridan (Sully) is onboard ABC action dramedy Unit Zero, from black-ish’s Kenya Barris and Lindsey Shockley.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With The Odd Couple’s future uncertain, Couple’s Yvette Nicole Brown landed a role opposite Brandon Michael Hall and Lea Michele in ABC’s untitled comedy pilot produced by Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Merrin Dungey (Conviction) has joined the cast of CBS comedy pilot Brothered Up, centered on an African-American cop partnered with a Pakistani cop.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freddie Fox (The Three Musketeers) has been cast as the voice of Dennis in CBBC’s Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed, arriving in late 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime members will be able to stream Oscar winner Moonlight starting May 21, for free, thanks to an extension of Amazon’s exclusive content agreement with A24. Amazon offerings Room and Ex Machina also hail from A24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 1 finale of Fox’s Star rose 8% among A18-49 to hit 1.3/4 on Wednesday. The music drama has been renewed for a sophomore run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 was the most-watched nonsports cable net in primetime on March 13, thanks to the 2-episode launch of Hip Hop Squares (2 million viewers) and season 6 premiere of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (3 million viewers).
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Beauty And The Beast – $170 million
Kong: Skull Island – $28.9 million
Logan – $17.5 million
Get Out – $13.2 million
The Shack – $6.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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