FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 9/11/17)
DIY: Mega Dens (Premiere) at 9pm and 9:30pm
NICKELODEON: I Am Frankie (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Counting On (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Meet The Putmans (Premiere) at 10pm
TRU TV: Comedy Knockout (Premiere) at 11pm
TV ONE: Fatal Attraction (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Thou Shalt Not (Premiere) at 10pm
AMC: Preacher (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: Bachelor In Paradise (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Hooten & The Lady (Finale) at 9pm
TBS: American Dad (Finale) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Man V. Food (Finale) at 9pm
VH1: Baller Wives (Finale) at 10pm
VICELAND: The Last Shot (Finale) at 10pm

The Creative Arts Emmys were handed out over the weekend, and big winners included Ava DuVernay’s 13th, which took multiple honors, including Outstanding Documentary, for its coverage of racial oppression. “It’s important that we stand up and be heard,” said DuVernay. A&E’s Born This Way and BBC America’s Planet Earth II were also among the multi-winners. And A&E picked up an Emmy for Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. “Mom, thank you,” said Remini. “You are now officially forgiven for getting us into a cult.” RuPaul Charles, who picked up a reality host trophy last year for RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo, was a repeat winner, with the show now on VH1 (this year, however, he was a no-show). The Creative Arts ceremony will be broadcast on FXX Saturday, September 16 at 8p, the night before the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS. For more winners, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS reality show Big Brother is switching it up with a special celebrity edition this winter, featuring multiple episodes per week during a concentrated run. Big Brother host Julie Chen will also oversee the star-filled version. The UK has aired a celebrity BB since 2001, with houseguests including Tara Reid, Stephen Baldwin and Evander Holyfield.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon canceled period drama The Last Tycoon, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, after one season. The news came days after the streamer canceled Z: The Beginning of Everything, starring Christina Ricci as Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eric Bolling, suspended from Fox News as the network investigated sexual harassment allegations, was let go on Friday, and his show canceled. The Specialists co-hosts Eboni Williams and Kat Timpf will remain as contributors. “Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably,” said a Fox News spokesperson. Tragically, Bolling’s son, Eric Chase Bolling, was found dead in Boulder, CO, just hours after the Fox News announcement. Bolling tweeted, “there is no sign of self harm at this point,” and asked that his grieving period be respected.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charles Payne is back on Fox Business Network’s Making Money, two months after he was suspended amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The former Wall Street analyst was cleared for return after a review of the allegations of a former guest on Fox News and FBN programs, who claimed her opportunities there diminished after her affair with Payne ended.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Late Show’s Stephen Colbert will guest on rival late nighter Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, September 14, ahead of his hosting gig on Sunday’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Kimmel, who was last year’s Emmys host, visited Late Show in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime picked up a second season of I’m Dying Up Here, set in the 1970s stand-up comedy scene. “It is gratifying that so many comedians tell us this series really nailed the comedy club experience,” said Gary Levine, president of programming at Showtime Networks. Ten new episodes will premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour also landed a season 2 renewal, but it won’t be on History. The reality show, starring Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack, will move to A+E Networks sib A&E for its sophomore run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bobby Brown filed a lawsuit in New York claiming the upcoming TV One movie about his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina, “contains defamatory and untrue depictions” of him, and seeks over $1 million in damages. Responded TV One, “We stand by the film and its representation.” Movie is slated to premiere Sunday, October 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is high on a reboot of The Greatest American Hero, from Fresh off the Boat writer Rachna Fruchbom. The net put the show into development with a put pilot commitment. This time around, the hero, played by William Katt in the original, is an Indian-American woman. 20th Century Fox Television will co-produce with ABC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Count on Food Network to deliver the goodies for Halloween. Halloween Wars returns Sunday, October 1 at 9p, following special Road to Halloween Wars at 8p. The next night brings Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror at 10p. And that’s in addition to creepy culinary themed episodes slated for Chopped (Tuesday, October 3 at 10p), Beat Bobby Flay (Thursday, October 5 at 10p), Guy’s Grocery Games (Sunday, October 8 at 8p) and Ginormous Food (Friday, October 20 at 8p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 6 of Fuse’s Big Freedia Bounces Back premieres Tuesday, September 12 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Due to the uncertain path of Hurricane Irma, the launch date for Atlanta-produced Sister Circle on TV One has been moved to Monday, September 18. The daily talk show will air live weekdays from 9a-10a as part of the morning news and lifestyle programing block, as well as in 12 TEGNA markets. It’s the first time TV One will carry original programming from a local station group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Feature-length documentary Tough Guys premieres on Showtime Friday, September 15 at 9p. Exec produced by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Ross Kauffman (Born Into Brothels), the film explores the origin of martial arts competitions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hillary Clinton, making the talk show rounds to discuss her memoir, What Happened, sits down with The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah on Wednesday, November 1 at 11p. It’s Clinton’s first appearance on the Comedy Central late nighter since Noah took over as host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

KCRA 3 and its parent, Hearst Television, will televise a live one-hour special across the station group on Wednesday, September 13 at 10p, addressing America’s opioid epidemic. Soledad O’Brien hosts Matter of Fact: State of Addiction, part of a year-long multi-platform news and investigative series launched in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USS Indianapolis Live – From the Deep offers an undersea live tour of a World War II vessel that had been lost at the bottom of the North Pacific for over 72 years. Miles O’Brien hosts the show, airing on PBS Wednesday, September 13 at 10p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

KJ Smith (Queen Sugar) landed a recurring role on CW’s upcoming Dynasty, launching Wednesday, October 11 at 9p….Bonne Bedelia (Parenthood) will recur on season 2 of ABC’s Designated Survivor, returning Wednesday, September 27 at 10p….CBS’s Scorpion cast Tina Majorino in a recurring role for season 4, launching Monday, September 25 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the company’s Star Wars and Marvel films will be part of its streaming service, slated to launch in 2019, and yanked from Netflix. Disney had already announced its service would include Disney and Pixar films and series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Futurama fans can get their fix of the series, which ended in 2013, with an audio-only episode of the show. Series creator Matt Groening and the original cast are onboard for the episode, created as part of the Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow mobile game, available on nerdist.com, soundcloud.com and Spotify.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon’s been busy, giving straight-to-series orders for a comedy starring ex-SNLers Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph, and drama Tong Wars, set in 19th century San Francisco, as well as pilots for Upload from Greg Daniels (The Office) and Making Friends, from Carter Bays and Craig Thomas (How I Met Your Mother).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hybrid comedy The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse speared a straight-to-series order from Netflix. Part scripted, part unscripted, the series comes from 2 military veterans; Matt Damon is among the exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As Hurricane Irma raged on September 6, The Weather Channel was the #1 cable network among A25-54, with an average viewership of 470,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The focus on Irma might have hit football, too. The NFL’s kickoff game on NBC drew 21.8 million viewers, down 13% from last year’s opening game.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 4 finale of StarzPower set a season high record of 2.8 million viewers in Live+3 Nielsens, with viewership up 10% from season 3, and 8.8 million multiplatform viewers per episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC spin-off 90 Day Fiancee: Happily Ever After Tell All hit a series high for the franchise with a 2.0 rating among W25-54 and 2.4 million P2+ viewers. The tell-all and Before the 90 Days helped TLC to #1 for the night in cable among women (W25-54/18-49/18-34).
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
It – $117.2 million
Home Again – $9 million
The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $4.9 million
Annabelle: Creation – $4 million
Wind River – $3.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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