FIRST LOOK/ ON TV WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/24/17)
ANIMAL PLANET: Alaska: The Last Frontier: The Frozen Edge (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Vegas Rat Rods (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Cooper’s Treasure: The Legend Continues (Premiere) at 10pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Secrets (Premiere) at 8pm
TELEMUNDO: Guerra de Idolos (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Bates Motel (Finale) at 10pm
DIY: Big Beach Builds (Finale) at 9:30pm
FOX: APB (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Who Do You Think You Are? (Finale) at 8pm

Robert Costa has been named moderator of PBS news series Washington Week, following the death of Gwen Ifill last November. The Washington Post political reporter said it was “deeply humbling” to take the seat of “a friend and mentor to me and to so many journalists.” Costa, who will continue at the Post as well as serving as political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, is the eighth moderator in Washington Week’s 50-year history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tucker Carlson ’s first guest in his new 8p timeslot on Fox News Channel will be Caitlyn Jenner. The Olympic gold medalist has said she voted for Donald Trump for president but has since had a change of heart; her perspective on POTUS is will be one of the topics covered. Carlson’s move to the plum new primetime slot comes after the exit of Bill O’Reilly amid sexual harassment allegations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of, we’ve not heard the last of O’Reilly. The former FNC host’s podcast, “No Spin News,” returns with a new episode tonight at 7p, according to his web site.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform ordered a third season of saga series Shadowhunters, to air in 2018. Second half of season 2 launches Monday, June 5 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Timed to the date of William Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23, TNT announced the premiere date for upcoming series Will, focused on The Bard’s young, rowdy years. The net also marked the occasion by releasing several short spots with Shaquille O’Neal, including Shaq spoiling “5 plays in 5 seconds.” Check it out: https://app.frame.io/d/75sMe7LO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A marathon of all 7 Police Academy movies starts Sunday, May 7 at 8a on HDNet Movies. Michael Winslow, who played recruit Larvell Jones in the franchise, is hosting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DIY Network produced a house flipping pilot starring Anthony Ray, aka Sir Mix-A-Lot. The special one-hour episode will feature the Grammy-winning artist and expert house-flipper as he finds, renovates and flips houses in his hometown of Seattle. The yet-untitled program is scheduled to premiere in July 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New ID true crime series The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas does more than revisit notorious cases from the past. “We’re taking things a step further,” says Kim Woodard, co-president at Lucky 8 TV and an executive producer for the series. “María Elena reveals new details, evidence and perspectives that were either neglected or unavailable when events originally took place. Audiences may walk away with new feelings and opinions about stories they’ve known for years.” Real Story debuts tonight at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Josh Gates’ Destination Truth sets out Friday, May 19 at 9p, and over 43 episodes will cover over 50 sites, including Machu Picchu, Peru and Petra, Jordan. First up: Indonesia, in search of the elusive orange pendek. Plus, a worm monster in Iceland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Feud, focused on Prince Charles and Princess Diana, will begin with their divorce, said Ryan Murphy at FX’s Emmy event in LA last week. “It’s about that pain of the dissolving of a fairy tale,” said Murphy. Asked whether Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, who played Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in the first season of the anthology series and will continue as executive producers, will also perform during season 2, Murphy responded, “Always.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

G-Eazy will perform his new song, “Good Life,” on NBC’s The Voice tomorrow, April 25 at 8p. The song can be heard on box office smash The Fate and the Furious.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) and Julia Garner (Ozark) have joined the cast of  6-part event series Waco, slated to premiere on Paramount Network in 2018. Benoist will play Rachel Koresh, the legal wife of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh, while Garner takes on the role of Rachel’s sister.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thomas Calabro (Melrose Place) will recur on season 5 of TNT’s The Last Ship.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scott Winters (The Americans) landed a recurring role on Epix drama Berlin Station, as a cold-blooded loner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Married at First Sight, moved from A&E to Lifetime for season 5, saw double digit gains all key demos compared to the Season 4 premiere on A&E, including Total Viewers (+28%), A25-54 (+16%), 25-54 (+29%), A18-49 (+12%) and W18-49 (+16%), according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom appointed Julia Phelps to the new position of Senior Vice President of Communications & Culture. Phelps, who joined Viacom in 2005, had worked with Viacom CEO Bob Bakish at Viacom International Media Networks as EVP of Communications.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Wood is back at E! Entertainment, as Celebrity Talent Booker for new live daily daytime talk show, Daily Pop.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Erin Moran has died at age 56. The Happy Days actress was found unresponsive on April 22. “I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up TV screens,” tweeted Moran’s Happy Days co-star, Ron Howard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Fate of the Furious – $38.7 million
The Boss Baby – $12.8 million
Beauty And The Beast – $10 million
Born In China – $5.1 million
Going In Style – $5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

 

 

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