FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/31/17)
A&E: Intervention (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: CBSN: On Assignment (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Carspotting (Premiere) at 10pm
DISNEY XD: The Attack (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HGTV: House Hunters Family (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Tiny Luxury (Premiere) at 11pm
LIFETIME: A Midsummer’s Nightmare (Premiere) at 11pm
MTV: Siesta Key (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Superhuman (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Tiny Paradise (Finale) at 9pm and 9:30pm
TV ONE: #Murder (Finale) at 10pm
VH1: Daytime Divas (Finale) at 10pm

Katie Couric is leaving her global news anchor job at Yahoo in the wake of Verizon’s takeover of the company last month, and the exit of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Couric will continue to work on new Verizon division Oath on a project basis. Couric joined Yahoo in 2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Looks like Sean Spicer’s in fine spirits since losing his job as White House press secretary. After placing second to George Clooney on Today’s “PopStart” Twitter ranking, Spicer tweeted to the NBC morning show on Saturday: “Hey @TODAY show….I might have called in if you had put me before Clooney.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime ordered season 4 of UnREAL, which starts its third run in early 2018, and a second season of Mary Kills People.
(Source: Cynopsis)

THIRTEEN’s American Masters series will include a doc about baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, co-produced with Major League Baseball, Albert M. Tapper, Big Papi Productions, and Nick Davis Productions. The film is slated to premiere summer 2018, marking Williams’ centennial (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rob Lowe was on hand for a discussion of A&E’s The Lowe Files, following the Parks and Recreation star and his sons as they travel the country exploring famous mysteries, which he called “Anthony Bourdain in a blender with Scooby Doo. We want to solve it, but if we don’t, the point of it is a father and sons on the road making memories.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fifteen years after her abduction, A&E and Lifetime will premiere a cross-network event in which Elizabeth Smart will tell her harrowing story in her own words. A&E’s Biography special Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography premieres in two 90-minute installments on Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13 at 9p, while Lifetime’s Original Movie I Am Elizabeth Smart, starring Skeet Ulrich (Riverdale), Deirdre Lovejoy (The Blacklist) and Alana Boden (Ridepremieres Saturday, November 18 at 8p. Smart was onstage at TCA to offer her take on the film. “It was so well done and accurate,” she told reporters. “I’m very proud of it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime also set premiere dates for fall movies The Watcher in the Woods (October 21) starring Anjelica Houston; Flint  (October 28), starring Queen Latifah; and The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (November 4), starring Katherine McPhee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht announced that Starz has picked up supernatural spy thriller The Rook, produced by a partnership between Lionsgate and Liberty Global. Twilight Saga creator Stephenie Meyer is exec producing, with Stephen Garrett serving as showrunning EP. “The Rook is instantly addictive from the very first scene and introduces what we believe will be one of the most fascinating and thrilling female protagonists on television,” said Albrecht.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz also set the season 2 debut date for The Girlfriend Experience. The limited series returns Sunday, November 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike TV is celebrating the 1000th episode of Cops with special Cops Beyond the Bust, airing Saturday, August 19. Hosted by Terry Crews, the show will include classic clips from the run of the Langley Productions series, as well as bring in officers and the suspects they busted before a live studio audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

getTV is marking the 116th anniversary of Lucille Ball’s birth with 3 back-to-back episodes featuring guest appearances by the queen of comedy. Sunday, August 6, the stunt kicks off with Ball and her Here’s Lucy co-stars on a 1973 installment of The Merv Griffin Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Stables (The Exes) landed a recurring role on season 4 of NBC’s Superstore, as a divorcee back in the work force….Usman Ally (Veep) also nabbed a recurring role, on USA’s Suits, as a new Deputy Attorney General….Michael Emerson (Person of Interest) will recur on season 4 of Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, as an eccentric collector.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Web series Secret Life of Muslims will be back for a sophomore season. Available online at Vox and the USA Today Network, the Emmy nominee depicting the challenges faced by Muslims in the U.S. will return thanks to funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Pillars Fund, and Hartley Film Foundation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jason Bateman shared news on Twitter that will please fans of Arrested Development who are eager for season 5 to get rolling for Netflix. Along with a photo of the set, Bateman tweeted, “Here comes trouble. The Bluths move back in on the 8th.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White ranked as the net’s highest-rated Shark Week telecast ever across P25-54, W25-54 and W18-49, and averaged over 5 million total viewers. Discovery was Sunday night’s #1 basic cable network in primetime, while also topping all broadcast networks across P/M 25-54, P/M/W18-49, and P/M/W18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s World News Tonight won the July sweep in total viewers (7.53 million), taking all 4 sweeps periods of the season for the first time in 21 years. NBC Nightly News topped the news demo, logging 1.61 million viewers A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Dunkirk – $28.1 million
The Emoji Movie – $25.7 million
Girls Trip – $20.1 million
Atomic Blonde – $18.6 million
Spider-Man: Homecoming – $13.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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