FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ KIDS’ CHOICE SPORTS AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/17/17)
AMC: Loaded (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING: Ice Cream Nation (Premiere) at 8pm
DISNEY XD: The IGN Show (Premiere) at 9:30pm
DISNEY XD: Play With Caution (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Texas Cake House (Premiere) at 9:30pm
ID: The Coroner: I Speak For The Dead (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Teen Mom 2 (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Last Chance High (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Alaska: The Last Frontier: The Frozen Edge (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Murder Calls (Finale) at 9pm

Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) will replace Peter Capaldi as the lead in the BBC and BBC America’s Doctor Who. Whittaker is the series’ 13th Time Lord and the first female to take on the role. “I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice,” said new head writer and exec producer Chris Chibnall. Capaldi, who leaves the show at Christmas, announced his exit in January.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Viacom signed a long-term deal with prolific producer Tyler Perry for TV, film and short-form video that includes 90 episodes annually of drama and comedy for BET. The TV/video side of the pact goes into effect in May 2019, when Perry’s deal with OWN expires. At the end of its exclusive relationship with Perry, said OWN, it has the option to work with the Have and the Have Nots creator on a non-exclusive basis, while noting the net has also had success with non-Perry original dramas Queen Sugar and Greenleaf. “The network will continue to aggressively expand its roster of premium original scripted series,” added OWN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stuntman John Bernecker died July 12 after suffering injuries in a fall on the set of The Walking Dead. “Our production is heartbroken by the tragic loss of John Bernecker. John’s work on The Walking Dead and dozens of other movies and shows will continue to entertain and excite audiences for generations,” said Scott M. Gimple, executive producer the show. AMC has temporarily stopped filming, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and SAG-AFTRA have opened investigations into the accident.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The SAG-AFTRA board approved the union’s new film and television contract as “a forward-thinking package with meaningful gains across our entire membership,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. Those gains include triple the residuals for streaming shows, and a hefty increase for on-location work.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new look for NBC News was unveiled Friday, as Nightly News with Lester Holt debuted studio 3A at 30 Rock in NYC. The open space will be shared with MSNBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Stagwell Group acquired assets from Nielsen that includes TV pilot testing and tracking services. “In the last seven years, the number of original scripted shows created has doubled. This acquisition puts us at the epicenter of data-driven consultation for original programming,” said Mark Penn, managing partner and president of The Stagwell Group, which purchased the National Research Group from Nielsen in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite M&A rumors, CBS Corp. isn’t looking for consolidation. The company “has no plans to make a move for another company,” CEO Les Moonves told Fox Business Network last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The FCC ruled in Altice USA’s favor, overturning an order to pay Game Show Network $400,000 because its new acquisition Cablevision had previously bumped GSN off its expanded basic tier, while giving preferential treatment to then-Cablevision cousin WE tv. The FCC voted 2-1 on the issue.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nisha Ganatra (Transparent) will direct the pilot of TNT’s comedic drama Highland, starring Margaret Cho.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blake McCormick (Cougar Town) struck a 2-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television that calls for him to join new comedy Ghosted as co-exec producer, as well as develop new projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crime drama The Mastermind is in development at FX, with Fargo creator Noah Hawley exec producing via his 26 Keys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Great Food Truck Race is back on Food Network Sunday, August 20 at 9p, with seven teams of food truck novices raring to battle it out for $50,000. Winner will be named Sunday, September 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of Telemundo’s Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso debuts Tuesday, July 25 at 9p. It’s the first time the drama will film in the U.S., in Miami.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls & Parolees is back Saturday, August 5 at 9p. The series’ annual “You Watch, We Give,” encouraging viewers to share photos of their dogs across Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, with a chance they may appear during the episode, is set for Saturday, August 26.
(Source: Cynopsis)

People of the Earth lands on TBS for season 2 Monday, July 24 at 10:30p. SNL’s Nasim Pedrad joins the comedy about a group of alien abductees living in Beacon, NY.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A 2-night survival show event on Discovery airs Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3, with new episodes of Naked and Afraid followed by the series premiere of Darkness. The new series follows survivalists trapped in the dark, tracked via infrared, thermal and remote imaging technologies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marvel’s Spider-Man will premiere Saturday, August 19 at 7a on Disney XD. The net also ordered new animated special, LEGO Marvel Super Heros –  Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Netflix drug drama Narcos debuts Friday, September 1, with the focus on the Cali Cartel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-night event The Jury Speaks launches Saturday, July 22 at 9p on Oxygen, newly-rebranded as a true crime destination. Each night reexamines a high-profile case, including OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson’s, looked at from the eyes of those who sat inside the courtroom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 14th open-air concert on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, August 18 at 9p on PBS (check local listings). Concert soloist is Renee Fleming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MGM has made The Handmaid’s Tale available on digital HD on iTunes, Amazon Video, GooglePlay, Vudu, Playstation Store, Xfinity On Demand, Microsoft Movies & TV, Verizon, Vubiquity and FandangoNOW. The platforms are the only place U.S. viewers can catch the series, nominated for 13 Emmys, outside of Hulu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of Hulu, 35 more local CBS affiliates were added to its live TV streaming service, for a total of 90.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brit Morgan (True Blood) will recur on season 2 of The CW’s Riverdale, as a wily backroom attorney….Ben Lawson (The Deep End) landed a series regular role in season 2 of ABC’s Designated Survivor….David Strathairn (Alphas) will have a major recurring role in season 3 of Syfy space drama The Expanse, landing in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for cable news nets may be hitting highs, but TV stations’ local news viewership continue to drop. According to Pew Research Center, combined late news viewership on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates dipped 11%, to 20.3 million in 2016 versus the year prior, and early evening news dropped 9%, to 20.7 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV game show Safeword had the net’s second-highest rated series premiere in 2 years, with a  .7 among A18-34. Lead-in Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out scored .8, its highest rating in the demo since it returned in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE SPORTS AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-sports/videos/digital-short-kids-choice-sports-2017-winners/

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
War For The Planet of The Apes – $56.5 million
Spider-Man: Homecoming – $45.2 million
Despicable Me 3 – $18.9 million
Baby Driver – $8.8 million
The Big Sick – $7.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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