FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ EMMY AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

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

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 9/18/17)
E!: Fashion Police: Emmy Awards (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Dancing With The Stars (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: The State (Premiere) at 9pm
RFD-TV: Ken McNabb (Premiere) at 5pm
TLC: Behind Closed Doors: The American Family (Premiere) at 11pm
FOOD NETWORK: I Hart Food (Finale) at 10pm
ID: The Coroner: I Speak For The Dead (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Midnight, Texas (Finale) at 10pm
SPIKE: Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio (Finale) at 8:30pm

“The world’s a little better on TV!” sang host Stephen Colbert during a tuneful Emmys opening that included cast members from This Is Us, Veep and black-ish, among others. But the most surprising part of the opener was former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, on hand to show he was in on the joke by declaring that the awards show would have “the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in person and around the world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live, where Melissa McCarthy played Spicer, won best variety sketch series, its first win since 1993 in a major variety category. Norman Lear and Carol Burnett got a standing ovation (and ear tugs) as they took to the stage to announce Veep as the winner of best comedy. Among other winners were The Handmaid’s Tale for Drama Series, Big Little Lies for Limited Series, Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) for Drama Actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) for Comedy Actress, Donald Glover (Atlanta) for Comedy Actor, Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) for Drama Actor, Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) for Limited Series Actress and Riz Ahmed (The Night Of) for Limited Series Actor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal is set to cover the media industry with more force, naming former New York Post business reporter Claire Atkinson as senior media editor for NBC News, MSNBC and NBCNews.com. At a time when the media industry is undergoing massive change, the unit will “tell this epic story of the people, power and players that will fundamentally transform media in the decade ahead,” said NBC News digital executive editor Catherine Kim, to whom Atkinson will report. Contributors include Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka from Recode; BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith; former Time Inc. editor-in-chief Johny Huey and author/entrepreneur Steven Brill.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meghan McCain is exiting Fox News, tweeting that while she was thankful for the chance to be on the net’s Outnumbered, she was “leaving to focus on other things.” “Meghan has been a valuable part of Outnumbered and the Fox News team. We’re sad to see her go, but we wish her all the best,” said FNC. McCain’s father is Senator John McCain.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As of Thursday, over 8 million people in Hurricane Irma-hit Florida, Georgia and Alabama had no cable service, according to the FCC…. In more post-storm news, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting gave $450,000 in emergency grants to noncommercial TV and radio stations affected by Hurricane Irma, on top of the $180,000 given to Texas stations impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickeldeon today will debut its first-ever original podcast for kids, Listen Out Loud with the Loud House, taking fans inside the world of Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters. Each episode is 6-7 minutes in length and available  across platforms, including Nick.com and the Nick App, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Echo, along with most podcast apps. The eps also will roll out weekly on Nick’s YouTube channel… In related news, the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast is back for season 3 and will roll out weekly on Fridays. The first episode reunites the voice cast of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A veteran location manager was shot and killed in a violent area outside Mexico City while scouting for locations for season 4 of Netflix drama Narcos. “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal, a well-respected scout….the facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate,” said Netflix. Portal worked for Mexico-City based production company Redrum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All That Glitters, ordered to series by Bravo last spring, will not make to air on the network after all. The show, from Universal Cable Productions and exec producers Gale Anne Hurd and Judith Verno, was focused on the ascents of NYC celeb editors Anna WIntour and Tina Brown.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 4 of ID’s Evil Twins launches Monday, September 25 at 10p, with a set of sibs undone by the pressure to be exceptional. Times two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daily pop culture program Page Six TV, from Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post, premieres in national syndication today. What sets the show, modeled after the Post gossip column, apart? “What differentiates Page Six TV is our host and contributors,” says exec producer Michael Weinberg. “We have genuine insiders and journalists analyzing the stories, bringing their perspective, and using their sources to take the narrative to the next level. They are the ones behind the velvet ropes and not just on the red carpets.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mom joins the TV Land lineup today. During the CBS comedy’s first 2 weeks on the cable net, episodes from seasons 1-4 will air weeknights from 10-11p and 1a-2a, with seasons 1 and 2 airing the first week and seasons 3 and 4 airing the second. Mom also starts airing on Viacom sib CMT on Monday, October 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul) and Miranda Richardson (Churchill) have joined Amazon’s Good Omens, based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman….Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire) landed a series regular role on season 7 of Homeland and Mackenzie Astin (Scandal) will recur….Add Corey Stoll (The Strain), Andrew Rannells (Girls), Mike Doyle (Odd Mom Out), JJ Feild (Turn: Washington’s Spies), Janet Montgomery (Salem) and Paul Reiser (Red Oaks) to the cast of Amazon anthology series The Romanoffs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cigna’s out with a new they-played-doctors-on-TV campaign, and this time Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howers, M.D.) and Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy) are playing along. Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) and Donald Faison (Scrubs) returned, too.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In new 6-part digital series Training Spaces, TLC’s Trading Spaces experts put new designers and carpenters to the test with “boot camp” challenges that prove them worthy of joining the team (and also introduce them to viewers). The series, presented by Lowe’s, will be released on TLC Go in spring 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tia Mowry (Tia Mowry at Home) dives into digital with Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix. New episodes will post each week on YouTube, with additional distribution on social. Kin Studios is producing in conjunction with UTA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

StarzOutlander returned to a series record high of 1.49 million Live+SD viewers for the 8p premiere and 2.1 million over 3 Sunday night airings. The drama has already been renewed for season 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 21 premiere of Comedy Central’s South Park drew 1.7 million viewers and 1.36 among A18-49, making it the highest-rated premiere in 2017 for any primetime comedy across ad-supported cable. The launch followed an 8-day South Park marathon that delivered over 10 million unique views and grew A18-34 ratings by +46%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wednesday’s season 4 premiere of Comedy Central’s Broad City delivered 879,000 total viewers, up 14% in viewers and an 18% rise among A18-49 (.72) versus its season 3 launch. The episode was the second-highest-rated in series history, after its .73 series premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Truth and Lies: The Murder of Laci Peterson on Thursday ranked #1 from 9p-11p in total viewers (4.9 million) and tied for first among A25-54 (1.4/5). Versus June’s Truth and Lies: Watergate, the show was up 48% in total viewers and 100% among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s weekday series lineup rose week-to-week among A18-34, with 8p’s Enamorandome de Ramon growing its A18-34 audience 8% week to week (to 349,000) and attracting 1.5 million total viewers and 662,000 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision sib UniMas boasts it has increased its primetime audience in the last 3 consecutive weeks with week-to-week audience gains among A8-34 (+7%) as well as in the last 2 consecutive weeks among A18-49 (+14%) and total viewers 2+ (14%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls & Parolees averaged 1.07 million viewers and scored a season high among P25-54 (0.53) on September in Live+3. The episode averaged a 0.69 rating among W25-54, helping the net break into ad-supported cable’s Top Five at 9p among P25-54 (#5) and W25-54 (#4) as well as the Top 10 among M25-54 (#10) and total viewers (#10).
(Source: Cynopsis)

2017 EMMY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
It – $60 million
American Assassin – $14.8 million
mother! – $7.5 million
Home Again – $5.3 million
The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $3.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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