FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 5/15/17)
NAT. GEO.: Year Million (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Quantico (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Man With A Plan (Finale) at 8:30pm
CBS: Scorpion (Finale) at 10p

The clock hasn’t run out on Timeless after all. NBC canceled the time travel drama last week, but changed course after fan outcry. “So huge thanks to NBC for supporting us,” tweeted EP Eric Kripke on Saturday. “And THANKS for the fan support….It worked, guys!” A 10-episode season 2 will air in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox announced 2 live broadcasts with Marc Platt (Grease: Live) onboard as exec producer: Tony Award nominated musical A Christmas Story, to air in December, and 1996 Broadway smash Rent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E had to suspend its live broadcast of Live PD on Saturday due to an underground transformer explosion near the network’s studios. The show, which follows policemen on patrol via dash cams and handheld cameras, hit a season high 1.5 million viewers the week prior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Instead of settling down after a tumultuous election season, news viewership is on the rise. Year-to-date viewing of Fox News, MSNBC and CNN is up 31% in “person viewing hours,” according to Pivotal Research Group, while all news-related programming on national media is up 12%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS canceled 2 Broke Girls after 6 seasons. The show earned a solid 1.8 rating among A18-49 in Live+7 numbers, but CBS did not have an ownership stake in the Warner Bros. comedy. The Great Indoors is also out, after one season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also off the air: NBC spin-off The Blacklist: Redemption. The freshman drama averaged a 1.2 rating among A18-49. Mother ship The Blacklist did make it to season 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And low-rated freshman comedy Imaginary Mary will disappear from ABC, as well as The Catch, Secrets & Lies, Dr. Ken and The Real O’Neals after 2 seasons each, and American Crime after 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Baby Daddy ’s current sixth season will be its last. The Freeform drama’s May 22 series finale is also its 100th episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of A&E’s Born This Way will help spread the word about ABLEnow, a savings program offering greater financial security for people with disabilities. The docu-series follows a group of 7 young adults born with Down syndrome as they pursue their dreams. The partnership includes online and social media promotion; a 60-second spot featuring ABLEnow CEO Mary Morris will run during the May 16 and May 30 broadcasts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

By the Book (formerly Living Biblically) was among the series pick-ups at CBS. Exec produced by Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, the comedy focuses on a modern man who decides to live according to the Bible. CBS also announced series orders for comedies 9JKL and Me, Myself & I, and dramas S.W.A.T.; Seal Team; Instinct and  Wisdom Of the Crowd . Elementary will be back for season 6, while Amazing Race heads for season 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC gave series orders to drama Deception (Chris Fedak/Greg Berlanti), centered on a disgraced magician who goes to work for the FBI, its untitled Zach Braff comedy and comedy Splitting Up Together (Emily Kapneck/Ellen DeGeneres), about a couple whose romance in reignited by their divorce, and David Shore medical drama The Good Doctor. Renewed are black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat for fourth seasons, and Designated Survivor, American Housewife and Speechless for second runs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Once Upon a Time was renewed for season 7 by the alphabet net, but without cast members Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Rebecca Mader and Jared S. Gilmore, along with previously announced departee Jennifer Morrison. “This group will always be the beating heart of the show,” said co-creators/executive producers  Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. “Even though we won’t be with them every week, in a show about magic and hope, we fervently believe it won’t be the last we see of them.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC picked up VR thriller Reverie, from Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV, and Universal TV drama Good Girls, about suburban wives who decide to stop playing it safe, as well as Mindy Kaling comedy Champions. Law & Order: SVU was renewed for a 19th season, but showrunner Rick Eid won’t be along for the ride. Eid is moving to NBC cousin Chicago PD as executive producer/showrunner, replacing Matt Olmstead, now at ABC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Son will rise on AMC for a second season. The Texas saga, averaging 2.3 million viewers per week, is the #1 original program on cable and #3 in all of television on Saturday nights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is in for season 2 of psychological thriller The Exorcist, and season 5 of comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Period drama Damnation, a co-production of Universal Cable Productions and Netflix, is headed to series at USA. A debut date in October is expected. Scripted true crime drama Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. also got the green light.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gay Lennon signed a 2-year overall deal with Starz to develop new projects for the network as he continues as executive producer for Power. The third season of Power delivered 8 million multiplatform viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There’s momentum for an Arrested Development return. Jason Bateman tweeted Friday he “officially signed on” for the ensemble series, which started on Fox in 2003 and was revived for a fifth season by Netflix in 2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three-parter Earthworks, immersing musicians in locales important to our ecosystem, premieres Friday, June 2 at 11p on Viceland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The inaugural Split Screens Festival, taking place June 2-8 at the IFC Center in NYC, will kick off with the premiere of HBO period drama The Deuce. A Q&A with series producer and co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal and others will follow.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hosts for the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet Live at the BBMS, official pre-show for the Billboard Music Awards, include Chris Daughtry, Jessie James Decker, AJ Gibson, Jeannie Mai, Laura Marano and Sway. Pre-show streams from 6p-8p on Twitter, followed by the awards show on ABC Sunday, May 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Police Week” on the Justice Network starts today with a roll call featuring the names of all 143 fallen officers in 2016. Stories will air throughout the week, narrated by John Walsh, of heroes who have perished in the line of duty and gone beyond the call of duty to help others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Treasures of New York: Rails-to-Trails  explores innovative rail trails across New York State, including Manhattan’s “High Line.” Doc premieres Sunday, May 21 at 7p on THIRTEEN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

My Big Bollywood Wedding premieres on Smithsonian Channel Saturday, June 10 at 10p. Special follows 3 couples creating their dream Indian weddings in America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With the cancellation of NBC’s Blacklist: Redemption, series star Ryann Eggold will return to The Blacklist as a series regular.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lucy Liu (Elementary) will recur on the upcoming season 3 of Hulu comedy Difficult People as a morally corrupt alpha female.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel ‘s Andi Mack hit series ratings highs and its 4th consecutive week of growth in Total Viewers (1.8 million) and 3rd straight week of solid gains in Kids 6-14 (1.1 million/2.9 rating), based on Live+3 data for its May 5 telecast. The show was the week’s #1 show in target youth demographics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

James Comey’s loss continues to be MSNBC’s gain, as the cable news net was first among A25-54 (635,000) on Thursday, its third win of the week after the FBI director was fired. The Rachel Maddow was first in cable news with 734,000 in the demo, and 2.87 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – $63 million
Snatched – $17.5 million
King Arthur: Legend of The Sword – $14.7 million
The Fate of The Furious – $5.3 million
The Boss Baby – $4.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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