FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 5/8/17)
ANIMAL PLANET: Alaskan Bush People: Alaskan Grit (Premiere) at 8pm
BRAVO: Southern Charm Savannah (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: The Therapist (Premiere) at 10:30pm
CBS: Kevin Can Wait (Finale) at 8pm
CBS: Superior Donuts (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: The Great Indoors (Finale) at 9:30pm
FREEFORM: The Twins: Happily Ever After? (Finale) at 9pm

NBC canceled Emerald City after one season. The Wizard of Oz drama averaged a .7 rating among A18-49 and 3 million viewers in Live + SD Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the bright side, the Peacock net gave series orders to Rise, starring Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) as a groundbreaking high school drama teacher, and For God & Country, centered on an elite squad of undercover military heroes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is this close to a deal with FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group to revive one-time Fox smash American Idol, reports Variety. A March premiere is being eyed. The idea of resuscitating AI has been kicking around since before the show was laid to rest last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed 13 Reasons Why, based on the YA novel about the suicide of a teenager, for a 13-episode second season. Exec producer Brian Yorkey, who wrote the adaptation, will take over from Diana Son as showrunner. The series has been a critical and social media success, but added content warnings after some mental health experts said it posed a risk to young people with suicidal thoughts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The FCC is investigating complaints that Monday’s Late Show monologue, during which Stephen Colbert insulted President Donald Trump, was obscene (CBS bleeped a word, but Colbert’s meaning was clear). Since the show airs after 10p, for content to be categorized as obscene it must “depict or describe sexual conduct in a ‘patently offensive’ way; and…lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.”  While the FCC’s action caused alarm on social media, a spokesman explained to CNN that reviewing consumer complaints is “a matter of standard practice.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

If NBC’s teaser art is to be believed, its Will & Grace revival will premiere this fall. The ninth season reunites the original cast of the comedy, which ended in 2006.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will & Grace’s Debra Messing was an honoree for excellence in media at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards, recognizing inclusivity and accurate portrayals of the LGBTQ community. The ceremony, held in NYC on Saturday, also saluted ID doc Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, Oxygen reality show Strut, HBO’s VICE News Tonight, and episodes of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. (Other winners had been announced during an April ceremony.)
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV ’s Vintage Flip is back for season 2 on Thursday, May 25 at 11p. In the premiere, a 1912 Craftsman-style bungalow gets a makeover.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New game show Emogenius launches on GSN Wednesday, June 7 at 9p, featuring contestants decoding emoji messages. An online version launches in tandem with the TV show on GSNTV.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blind taste tests are back, as amateurs face off against pros in the season debut of Food Network’s Bakers vs. Fakers on Wednesday, May 24 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

That’s So Raven spin-off Raven’s Home launches on Disney Channel Friday, July 21 at 10p, a prime perch following the premiere of Descendants 2. The comedy slips into its regular timeslot at 8:30p starting July 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Little Women Atlanta: Monie Gets Married debuts Wednesday, June 7 at 10p. The Lifetime spin-off follows a bride-to-be’s not-so-smooth journey to “I do.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with new documentary, Sgt. Peppper’s Musical Revolution, premiering Saturday, June 3 at 8p (check local listing). Film will include recordings of studio chat and isolated instrument and vocal tracks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music Choice  will feature exclusive content – music videos, vignettes, interviews – promoting the 2017 Billboard Music Awards across all of its properties including Music Choice On Demand, Music Channels and digital properties starting today, running through Sunday, May 21, the day the show airs on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Lifetime movie Menendez: Blood Brothers has been moved to Sunday, June 11 at 8p. Other Lifetime movie debuts include Suite Francaise, starring Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas on Monday, May 22 at 10p, and Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland on Monday, May 29
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reid Scott , who plays an anchor on a fictional version of CBS This Morning on HBO’s Veep, will pop by the real thing today, to talk about what it’s like to play fake anchor Dan Egan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ruth Wilson (The Affair) will executive produce and star in BBC One 3-parter The Wilsons as her own grandmother. The true story follows grandma Alison and her attempt to prove her marriage to a British spy is valid.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Austin Basis (E! Online’s “Favorite Funny Guy”) landed a role on season 3 of Hulu’s Casual, launching Tuesday, May 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

He wasn’t in the original, but Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) will appear in the 10-minute Love Actually sequel that will be featured during the live Red Nose Day Special on NBC Thursday, May 25 at 10p. Kate Moss will also be sneaking in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv drew 1.2 million viewers for the premiere of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition, increasing viewership by 30% over the premiere of season 7 of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, and making WE tv #1 ad-supported cable network in prime on Friday night among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Director Ed Sherin, who executive produced over 160 episodes of Law & Order, died at 87. Sherin’s “legacy as a director, commitment to our guild and strength and fervor in his service were an example for us all,” said Michael Apted.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.mtv.com/news/3009781/2017-mtv-movie-tv-awards-winners-list/

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $145 million
The Fate of the Furious – $8.5 million
The Boss Baby – $6.2 million
How To Be A Latin Lover – $5.3 million
Beauty And The Beast (2017) – $4.9 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

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