FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 6/5/17)
FOOD NETWORK: Incredible Edible America with The Dunhams (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: Stitchers (Premiere)  at 9pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Animal All-Stars (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Fatal Attraction (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: #Murder (Premiere)  at 10pm
VH1: Daytime Divas (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: Gotham (Finale) at 8pm

Leah Remini is joining her King of Queens co-star Kevin James as a series regular on season 2 of CBS comedy Kevin Can Wait. Remini will continue in the role of the wisecracking undercover police officer she played in the 2-part season finale. Erinn Hayes, who played James’ wife on Kevin Can Wait, will not be back for the show’s sophomore season. Remini hasn’t been idle since Queens – the actress’s projects have included Dancing With the Stars and docu-series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Real Time With Bill Maher ’s Bill Maher apologized Saturday for using the “N” word on his Friday show, a racial slur HBO called “completely inexcusable and tasteless.” Said Maher, “Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment…. I regret saying it and am very sorry.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

At a press conference on Friday, Kathy Griffin tearfully described the steep price she’d paid for her own blunder, a photo showing her holding a likeness of President Trump’s severed head. In addition to losing jobs, including as CNN New Year’s host with Anderson Cooper, the comedian said she has received death threats and has been contacted by the Secret Service. Griffin also repeated her apology for the disturbing photo of Trump, though added she was “going to make more fun of him now.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The day after President Trump announced plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, Nat Geo re-released climate change doc Before the Flood commercial-free across its digital and TVE platforms. The film, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Brett Ratner and James Packer and exec produced by Martin Scorsese, will be available through June 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The FCC ’s attempt to reinstate the UHF discount, which helps broadcasters slip under the nationwide ownership cap, was temporarily halted on Thursday by the D.C. Court of Appeals.  A filing for an emergency stay of the rule’s reinstatement was made on behalf of Free Press, Media Mobilizing Project, Prometheus Radio Project, National Hispanic Media Coalition and Common Cause. “It is arbitrary and capricious to adopt a provision that lacks any independent technical or policy support, and which contravenes the statutory limit on national television ownership,” said the filing. If the discount rule is not reinstated, it could throw a wrench in the works of deals like Sinclair’s $3.9 billion offer for Tribune.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP is putting viewers in the driver’s seat as the net gears up to shoot 12 new episodes of State Plate, featuring American Idol champ Taylor Hicks traveling the country tasting regional foods. Viewers can vote here to choose which state to add to the itinerary. Series airs Fridays at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime ordered 8-hour limited series Escape at Dannemora, starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette, based on the real-life 2015 prison escape of 2 convicted murderers, aided by a married female prison employee. Ben Stiller will exec produce and direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Imperative Entertainment acquired the rights to Susan Quinn’s book, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady, about Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with reporter Lorena Hickok, to develop as a television series. Shana Feste (Country Strong) is set to write and direct; Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will serve as executive producer alongside Imperative Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters inked a new overall deal with ABC Studios that includes serving as executive producers and showrunners for their The Gospel of Kevin, on ABC’s fall schedule, as well as developing new projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon ’s the Last Tycoon premieres Friday, July 28. Original series based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel stars Matt Bomer (White Collar), Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 14 of weekly investing series Consuelo Mack Wealth Track launches on public television nationwide beginning Friday, June 23 at 7:30p (check local listings), kicking off with a philanthropy special, “Simple Giving.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Senor de los Cielos is back for season 5 on Telemundo Tuesday, June 20 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the season 2 premiere of Viceland’s Huang’s World, Wednesday, June 28 at 10p, Eddie arrives in Washington, D.C. during the week of the inauguration.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Man at Arms: Art of War , hosted by Danny Trejo (Sons of Anarchy) and focused on iconic weapons, launches on El Rey Thursday, June 8 at 8p. Rite of Passage, about extreme rituals in harsh locales, follows at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The hacker behind the leaking of 10 Orange Is the New Black episodes appears to have ABC in the crosshairs now, tweeting Friday, “American Broadcasting Company may be up next, ladies and gentlemen.” The hacker claims it obtained shows from a post-production company last year, and is looking for ransom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthony Edwards (ER) will co-star opposite Edie Falco in NBC limited series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, based on the case of brothers convicted of murdering their parents.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Pitch) landed a starring role in Fox drama pilot The Passage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the third month in a row, Discovery scored its highest-rated Mondays ever among P25-54 and M25-54. The network also had its highest-rated May Sundays ever across P/W25-54, and W18-49, remained a Top 5 cable network among P/M 25-54 and P/M 18-49 and net boasted more of the month’s top 10 cable series among P25-54, M25-54, M18-49 and P2+ (Street Outlaws, Naked and Afraid XL, Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid and Vegas Rat Rods) than any other network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

May was Bounce’s most-watched month ever in Total Day Household delivery (176,000), an increase of +27% vs. May of 2016. Bounce also posted double-digit Total Day gains of +22% in P18-49, +17% in P25-54, +25% in P18+ and +21% in P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity had its highest-delivering May in network history during Prime and Total Day among P/M25-54, P/M18+ and P2, posting double-digit year over year Primetime rating and delivery gains among key demos P/M25-54 and double-digit delivery growth around the clock among P/M18+ and P2+ including Daytime, Fringe, Late Night and Weekend AM/PM.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In TVisions’ monthly attention rankings, measuring eyes-on-screen attention, CBS’s now-canceled Training Day topped the chart, despite low ratings. Huh? “Sometimes we see shows that have strong niche followings, but lower ratings top our attention list,” explained Mark Green, chief strategy officer. “This shows the commitment of the smaller audience to the show. Networks and producers point to our attention data to show the value of these types of programs for advertisers looking to capture attention of particular audiences.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Wonder Woman – $100.5 million
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $23.5 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $21.6 million
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – $9.7 million
Baywatch – $8.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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