FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/28/17)
NICKELODEON: Mysticons (Premiere) at 4pm
ID: Gone (Finale) at 9pm

Bill Nye (aka The Science Guy) is suing the Walt Disney Company and some of its subsidiaries for over $37 million, claiming he is due a larger share in the net profits generated by his series Bill Nye the Science Guy. Buena Vista TV told Deadline the suit was a “publicity ploy and we look forward to vigorously defending it.” Nye’s show ran on PBS from 1994-99 and was also syndicated; 100 half-hour episodes aired over five seasons and earned 19 Emmy Awards. Nye currently has a show on Netflix, Bill Nye Saves the World.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? Fox is asking the question behind the unsolved murders of rappers Biggie Smalls (who died in 1997) and Tupac Shakur (who died in 1996), and has announced a two-hour investigation special by that name. Producers are Critical Content, who were behind The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey. The special hosted by Ice-T (Law & Order: SVU) and Soledad O’Brien is set to premiere Sunday, September 24 at 8p and will include never-before-released audio of Biggie talking about the shooting of Tupac.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lena Dunham (Girls) has been confirmed to play Valerie Solanas, the woman who tried to kill Andy Warhol in 1968, on American Horror Story: Cult. Evan Peters (X-Men) is set to play multiple cult leaders in the latest iteration of the series, some more menacing than others: Charles Manson, David Koresh, Jim Jones and Warhol.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO and Team Downey‘s series that puts a new spin on Perry Mason has hired Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald as new writers. The project was originally set up with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto to write, but Pizzolatto has instead focused on the third season of Detective, which will star Mahershala Ali. Robert Downey Jr. (who with his wife Susan make up Team Downey) is set to play Mason once the project gets off the ground.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live is back for a 43rd season on NBC with Ryan Gosling as guest host and Jay-Z as musical guest. The show returns on Saturday, September 30 at 11:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC has renewed its celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? for a new season that will premiere in Spring 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) will head up Syfy‘s new Happy! series. Based on Grant Morrison and Darik Robertson‘s graphic novel by the same name, the series will premiere on Wednesday, November 29 at 10p and co-star Patton Oswalt as the voice of the titular imaginary blue winged horse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In addition, Syfy announced a raft of other premieres and returns, including: Channel Zero: No-End House (Season 2, Wednesday September 20 at 10p); Con Man (premiere of web series on TV on Saturday, September 9 at 10p); Z Nation (Season 4, Friday September 29 at 9p); Van Helsing (Season 2, Thursday, October 5 at 9p) and Superstition (premiere, Friday October 6 at 10p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC Three and Amazon comedy Fleabag will return for a second season in 2019 with creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge confirmed, based on news that emerged at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. “I asked myself if Fleabag has more to say and frankly she hasn’t shut up since,” Waller-Bridge said at the festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix anthology series Black Mirror will reflect again with a fourth season, with actors including Jesse Plemons (Fargo), Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land) and Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion TV will air an hour-long documentary, The Naked Truth: Debt Trap about the state of the US’s student loan system, featuring politicians and experts hoping to rein in the spiraling costs of higher education for the next generation. The special airs Sunday, September 10 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Breaking2, a feature documentary from National Geographic and Nike Inc. captures the year-long journey of three elite runners as they attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier. The special airs on Wednesday, September 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY, Providence) has joined Fox‘s upcoming series The Resident as a series regular. The show will focus on a brilliant senior resident who walks an idealistic doctor through the pluses and minuses of modern-day medicine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martin Donovan (Ant-Man), Andy McQueen (Jack Ryan) and Grace Lynn Kung (Mary Kills People) will appear in supporting roles opposite Michael B. Jordan in Fahrenheit 451, HBO‘s upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury‘s 1953 novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings) will star in Amazon‘s eight-episode straight-to-series drama Carnival Row, a fantasy-noir set in a Victorian era-esque city. He’ll also produce the series from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan and Legendary Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game of Thrones fans can now turn on the Night King … on Facebook. With a new augmented camera effect, fans will be able to access a new in-app/capture experience filled with masks, frames and style effects from the HBO show that can be used on photos and videos. The effect also features a sneak peek at “The Army of the Dead,” a new song from the show’s Emmy-nominated composer, Ramin Djawadi that was heard first in the show’s season finale on Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix original documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which looks at the life of performer Lady Gaga over an eight-month period, will premiere on Friday, September 22 on the channel and in select Los Angeles and New York theaters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen says it is changing the denominator for TV ratings in the 2017-18 season, and is raising the number of TV households by 1.4 million homes to 119.6 million. The number of people aged 2 and older is up by 2.8 million to 304.5 million. The annual adjustments get their basis from US Census Bureau data and Nielsen’s own information, and partly reflects growth in Hispanic, African-American and Asian population. The numbers indicate that 96.5% of all US homes have a TV, a half-percentage point higher than last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Here comes the sun! NASA says 40 million people tuned into watch the August 21 eclipse broadcast on web and social media. Overall the NASA package drew over 90 million page views on the main website and special eclipse site. YouTube agrees with the numbers, saying people watched live streams and videos about the eclipse over 100 million times, for a combined 6 million hours. “Even we were a bit blown away by the sheer magnitude of response to the total solar eclipse,” NASA said in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo‘s three-hour awards show Premios Tu Mundo 2017 reached 5.8 million total viewers and ranked No. 1 in its time slot, regardless of language, among adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York and Miami on Thursday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.mtv.com/vma/winners

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $10.1 million
Annabelle: Creation – $7.4 million
Leap! – $5 million
Wind River – $4.4 million
Logan Lucky – $4.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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