FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/14/17)
ABC: Bachelor In Paradise (Premiere) at 8pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Dallas (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: I Hart Food (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: Baller Wives (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: Shadowhunters (Finale) at 8pm
FREEFORM: Stitchers (Finale) at 9pm

Reality show Upscale with Prentice Penny will not make it to season 2 on truTV – but series creator and star Penny isn’t giving up the ship. “We are going to find another home,” he tweeted.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Original co-host Daphne Oz is leaving ABC daytimer The Chew, saying she is “lucky to have had The Chew as a bright beginning to my career.” Season 7 of the show premieres Tuesday, September 5 with Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Clinton Kelly still onboard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is in “active discussions” to keep the rights for current and upcoming Star Wars and Marvel films, said Netflix chief content office Ted Sarandos. Disney announced last week it was starting its own streaming service and would no longer offer those movies on Netflix starting in 2019. Not that Saranodos has a problem with a Disney service, which he told Reuters was a “natural evolution.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gen Z viewers and consumers are so different from their older Millennial siblings that a cottage industry has sprung up of agencies aimed at reaching this increasingly important demo (born in the mid-1990s-early 2000s), reports Digiday. The September 26 Cynopsis live online event, How to Connect with Gen Z, offers insights from experts at Gen Z media brand AwesomenessTV, Sweety High, a content community for teen girls, and Fluent, focused on marketing to college students. We’ll also have research from Nielsen, as well as a college student who will be on hand with candid answers to questions about his generation (assuming he remembers to set his alarm). For more info and to register, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in a July 27 email, but it was a just stall tactic as the company dealt with the cyber criminals’ threat to release stolen data unless they received $6 million, reports Reuters. HBO never intended to pay the money, a source told Reuters, and the ruse failed to keep the hackers from going public with the theft. No matter – despite a leaked episode, Game of Thrones set a new ratings record.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios inked an overall deal with Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and signed a first-look agreement with his Skybound Entertainment. Kirkman and Skybound co-founder David Alpert will develop TV projects for Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike Lee and tech entrepreneur Chad Sanders are developing a dark comedy, Archer (no relation to the FX animated sitcom), centered on a “young, black Mark Zuckerberg-like protagonist,” reports Variety, inspired by Sanders’ life. Sanders is creator, star, exec producer, writer and director. Lee will direct the pilot and exec produce via his 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Between them, Discovery Communications-backed Group Nine Media’s 4 brands (Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker) are launching 24 series for Facebook’s new video platform Watch. Titles cover topics from mating animals (Wild Sex) to careers (Job Goals) to the end of the world (Apocalypse NowThis).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Callie Khourie is working on a series set in Miami, the Nashville creator said on CMT’s #Nashchat Facebook show. Khourie described the project as “a song and dance show,” adding, “the performance days on Nashville are always the best days.” Nashville’s season 6 arrives in January 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alison Bennett (You’re the Worst) is writing a spinoff of 2005-2014 CBS hit How I Met Your Mother for 20th Century Television called How I Met Your Father, reports Deadline. An HIMYM follow-up by the comedy’s creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey 3 years ago didn’t make it to series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is developing a tech drama, Mosaic, from Wes Ball and Joe Hartwick, Jr., Chernin Entertainment and Universal Television, following the lives of people in a near-future metropolis navigating their lives amid emerging technologies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA picked up a sixth season of Chrisley Knows Best and extended season 5 by 18 additional episodes, for a total of 26. Chrisley is averaging 3.2 million total viewers in Live+7 numbers. Midseason 5 returns on Tuesday, September 12 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo captures the week before the 1997 death of Princess Diana in Diana, 7 Dias (Diana, 7 Days), airing Sunday, September 3 at 7p. Two-hour doc commissioned by the BBC is the first time Prince William and Prince Harry sat for on-camera interviews about that tragic time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! reunites castmates Snookie, JWoww, Pauly D, Mike the Situation and Sammi Sweetheart for a trip down memory late on Reunion Road Trip: Return to the Jersey Shore on Sunday, August 20 at 9:30p. It’s the crew’s first get-together in 5 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV will count down the best and worst auditions on The X Factor UK with a marathon of specials on Sunday, August 27, starting with The Big Interview with Simon Cowell at 3:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brooke Shields landed a major recurring role on season 19 of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, returning Wednesday, September 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy-winning sound mixer Edward J. Greene died August 9. He was 82. Greene worked on shows and specials including ER, American Idol and Live from Lincoln Center. “The Sound community has lost an icon,” said Cinema Audio Society president Mark Ulano.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Annabelle: Creation – $35 million
Dunkirk – $11.4 million
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature – $8.9 million
The Dark Tower – $7.9 million
The Emoji Movie – $6.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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