FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/10/17)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Orange County (Premiere) at 9pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Ghosts of Shepherdstown (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Dessert Games (Premiere) at 8pm
TNT: Will (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Funny How? (Premiere) at 11pm
FOOD NETWORK: Incredible Edible American (Finale) at 10pm
VICELAND: The Therapist (Finale) at 10:30pm

After CBS was criticized last week for not offering Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park pay equal to two of their Hawaii Five-0 co-stars, showrunner Peter Lenkov jumped into the fray via Twitter. “CBS was extremely generous and proactive in their renegotiation talks,” said Lenkov. “So much so, the actors were getting unprecedented raises, but in the end they chose to move on. No one wanted to see them go – they are irreplaceable.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Attention home shoppers: QVC owner Liberty Interactive agreed to buy the 61.8% of rival HSN it doesn’t already own for $2.6 billion. “The increased scale of this combination will allow us to more effectively compete, we think, in a changing and evolving retail and digital environment,” said Liberty Interactive President and CEO Greg Maffei on a conference call.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The host of Making Money with Charles Payne was taken off the air at Fox Business Network in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. “We take issues of this nature extremely seriously and have zero tolerance for any professional misconduct,” said the net. “This matter is being thoroughly investigated.” Tweeted Payne, who has worked at FBN since it launched 10 years ago, “I will fight this like a lion armed with the truth.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Graphic images posted on social media by Rob Kardashian of his estranged girlfriend, Blac Chyna, prompting her to file a temporary restraining order against him, won’t affect production of the couple’s E! reality show, Rob & Chyna. While the series had been renewed for a second season, the network put those plans on hold when the couple broke up earlier this year, an E! spokesperson told Variety. “As always, we follow the family’s lead regarding their lives and relationships,” said the rep.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After 2 losing seasons, Drew Scott came out on top during the finale of HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew, having transformed an outdated home into a vacation retreat that fetched $19,500 more than his twin’s did. Proceeds from both houses will benefit national nonprofit Rebuilding Together, helping to revitalize neighborhoods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Horror director John Carpenter (Escape from New York, Halloween) signed on to develop Tales for a Halloween Night as a series for Syfy. Under an overall deal, Carpenter will executive produce scripted programming with Universal Cable Productions for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio, as well as for external networks and streaming services, along with his producing partner, Sandy King, under their Storm King Productions banner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A limited series focused on the true story of the Central Park Five jogger case, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, will premiere on Netflix in 2019. DuVernay will exec produce with Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Films, and Tribeca ProductionsJane Rosenthal and Berry Walsh.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX grabbed the rights to adapt bestseller Hue 1968 for a limited event series. Michael Mann and Michael DeLuca will oversee the project about a turning point for America in the Vietnam War.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GSN’s Divided is back for season 2 on Tuesday, August 15, with back-to-back episodes starting at 10p. The game show/social experiment debuted in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 6B of Teen Wolf will premiere on a new night, Sunday, on July 30 at 8p on MTV. The series’ final 10 episodes will have the pack dealing with a new enemy as they prepare to leave for college. Before that, cast members will convene in San Diego for Comic-Con, for a panel on Thursday, July 20 at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second and final season of HBO’s Vice Principals debuts Sunday, September 17 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel has a new man. Food enthusiast and actor Casey Webb takes over from Adam Richman in Travel Channel’s Man v. Food, premiering Monday, August 7 at 9p. Webb will be criss-crossing the country tackling eating challenges, starting with his hometown of NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s Escaping Polygamy is back for season 3 on Monday, August 7 at 10p, following 3 escapee sisters who devote their lives to helping others get out.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three-hour special Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason? offers insights into conspiracy theories about Diana’s death, as well as excerpts from her interviews with biographer Andrew Morton, on Monday, July 31 at 8p on TLC. The first full hour of the special will be available on TLC Go starting July 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ed Gordon will host a Bounce TV special featuring interviews with African-American celebs including Queen LatifahJada Pinkett SmithMichael Strahan, Omari Hardwick and Cedric the Entertainer, premiering on Monday, July 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among those scheduled to present at the ESPYS, Wednesday, July 12 at 8p on ABC: Chris Berman (ESPN), Dove Cameron (Descendants 2), Bryan Cranston (All the Way),  Heisman Trophy Winner Eddie George, Samuel L. Jackson (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, Elizabeth Olsen (Wind River), stock car racing driver Danica PatrickIssa Rae (Insecure), and Jeremy Renner (Wind River), among others. Peyton Manning hosts the event celebrating the best moments of the year in sports.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu struck a deal with HBO and Cinemax that lets viewers stream live and on demand HBO offerings for $14.99/month – just in time for season 7 of Game of Thrones. An additional $9.99/month gives access to Cinemax.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Poker Central is relaunching Poker After Dark as a year-round series on PokerGO, starting August 7. The series last aired in 2011 on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brown Sugar, the new SVOD service featuring African-American movies, is now available on Amazon Fire TV. Amazon customers with Fire TV or a Fire TV Stick can watch the service’s films un-edited and commercial-free.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a second season of Castlevania from Frederator Studios.The animated series, based on the classic video game, launched globally on Friday.’
(Source: Cynopsis)

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic aftershow PonyChat will be hosted by 6-10 year old boys and girls, and hosted on My Little Pony’s official Facebook Page and YouTube channel. The 6 episodes will feature writers, fans and parents discussing themes, friendship lessons and characters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon original kids series Lost in Oz debuts Friday, August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK, expanding on Amazon special Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure. For the launch, the special will be broken into 3 separate episodes, with 10 new episodes added on.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Added to the cast of ABC’s Once Upon a Time for season 7: Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids) and Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice) as series regulars, and Mekia Cox (Chicago Med), Rose Reynolds (Wasted) and Adelaide Kane (Reign) as recurring. The end of last season saw the exits of Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Jared S. Gilmore, Jennifer Morrison and Rebecca Mader.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Erica Durance (Smallville) is taking over the role of Alura on CW’s Supergirl. Laura Benanti, who has played Kara’s mother since the drama’s pilot, was “unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in NY,” said exec producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Erica will continue the proud tradition of legacy actors joining our shows and creating new and exciting takes on classic DC characters.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dave Foley (NewsRadio) and Charlie Saxton (Hung) nabbed series regular roles in Freeform pilot Misfits. Drama centers on a group of young offenders in a community service program who get supernatural powers in an electrical storm.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sarah Yarkin (Transparent) and Adam DiMarco (When We Rise) landed series regular roles in USA pilot Olive Forever, about a high school student/con artist….Selma Blair (Anger Management) will recur on the Heathers reboot headed for Paramount Network in 2018, as a stripper….Katrina Law (Training Day) has joined the cast of Crackle drama The Oath, debuting in 208….John Cho (Star Trek Beyond) is onboard season 2 of Fox’s The Exorcist, as a former child psychologist who runs a group home for foster children.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s 2Q17 growth versus the same period last year included a 12% boost among A25-54 and 10% among W25-54 and A18-49. For the month of May, the net’s originals averaged 1 million total viewers, up 42% versus May 2016 in L+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Since the premiere of UP TV’s Date My Dad on June 2, the series has reached 4.4 million viewers P2+, growing week to week and up +38% in W25-54 delivery from premiere night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In week 2, new Univision series Jose de Egipto grew its audience by double-digit margins, attracting 2.0 million total viewers 2+ (+19%), 806,000 A18-49 (+21%) and 355,000 A18-34 (+32%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 3 finale of Hallmark Channel’s Good Witch on July 2 scored a 2.8 HH rating and 3 million Total Viewers among Live+3 viewing. Over the course of the season, the series averaged a 2.6HH rating and over 2.8 million viewers, making the network the highest-rated and most-watched in the Sunday time period.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of Animal Planet’s Tanked hit season high ratings among A25-54 (0.56), M25-54 (0.58) and W25-54 (0.55) in L+3. The episode brought in the series’ highest ratings among A25-54 in more than two years and helped Animal Planet break into ad-supported cable’s Top Five in its time period among A25-54 (#3),  25-54 (#4), W25-54 (#4), P18-49 (#5) and P18-34 (#5).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of June 26, UniMas averaged 530,000 total viewers (up +41% versus the week prior), 261,000 A18-49 (up +51%) and 107,000 A18-34 (up +41%) during broadcast prime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel scored its highest rated June ever in key demos, hitting June highs with P25-54 and W25-54. In Total Day, June tied as Science Channel’s highest rated June among P25-54, M25-54 and Viewers P2+, and was the highest rated June among W25-54, in L+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 4 finale of Bravo’s Southern Charm was the highest-rated finale in series history, delivering 1.1 million P18-49, 1.3 million P25-54 and 2.1 million total viewers. Southern Charm: Savannah earned 541,000 P18-49, 691,000 P25-54 and 1.2 million total viewers, while the net’s Million Dollar Listing NY posted week-over-week increases of +12% among P18-49 (691,000) and +14% among P25-54 (831,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC closed 2Q17 up 10% in primetime versus year ago and ranked as the #7 ad supported cable network among W25-54. The net also saw single to double-digit growth on five nights of the week versus year ago (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The14th annual edition of Premios Juventud (Youth Award) made Univision the #1 broadcast network for the tenth consecutive year among A18-34 and P12-34, and reached 7.9 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the three-hour live simulcast airing on Univision and Galavision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse Media tapped Jennifer McGovern to fill the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Current and Development. Most recently, McGovern was responsible for the development of VH1 East Coast unscripted programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Nelsan Ellis died after complications with heart failure. He was 39. Ellis was best known to TV viewers as Lafayette on True Blood. “Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood,” said HBO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Spider-Man: Homecoming – $117 million
Despicable Me 3 – $34 million
Baby Driver – $12.8 million
Wonder Woman – $10.1 million
Transformers: The Last Knight – $6.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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