FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 9/25/17)
ABC: The Good Doctor (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: Young Sheldon (Premiere) at 8:30pm
CBS: Kevin Can Wait (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Me, Myself & I (Premiere) at 9:30pm
CBS: Scorpion (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Evil Twins (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: The Voice (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: The Brave (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance (Finale) at 8pm
TBS: People of Earth (Finale) at 10:30pm

Showtime snatched the rights to adapt to series the upcoming novel The President Is Missing, by President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson. The thriller, arriving in 2018, tells the story of the disappearance of a sitting U.S. president. “Bringing The President Is Missing to Showtime is a coup of the highest order,” said David Nevins, president and CEO, Showtime Networks, promising “a kinetic experience, one that the book world has salivated over for months and that now will dovetail perfectly into a politically relevant, character-based action series for our network.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The background drawing of a penis that forced Netflix to pull an episode of kids’ show Maya the Bee was an artist’s “very bad joke,” explained production company Studio 100, adding that legal action has “already been started” as technical measures are being taken to remedy the situation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WAPA America, the U.S. cable arm of the Puerto Rican broadcast net, is making its signal available to all U.S. residents free of charge as it covers Hurricane Maria’s aftermath. The network, which is available on the Hispanic program packages of every major cable, satellite and telco provider in the U.S., is also available for free live streaming on WAPA.tv.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s The Price Is Right gave away a record $80,000 on the Wheel last week. It wasn’t just luck – in honor of Drew Carey’s 10th anniversary as host, contestants got hefty bonuses if they spun $1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Some details about NBC’s Will & Grace revival were spilled at the Tribeca TV festival over the weekend. For starters, the reboot won’t pick up where the 2006 finale left off, with Will and Grace parents of grown children (by other people). Shelley Morrison won’t be playing Karen’s maid, Rosario, because the actress has retired. And no more “Just Jack” from Sean Hayes’ character – “I got sick of it for him,” said series co-creator Max Mutchnick. And Will (Eric McCormack) will have a much younger boyfriend. As for Vince, who Will ended up with in the finale? Bobby Cannavale “is magnificent – and expensive and booked,” said McCormack. Cannavale will, however, make a guest appearance. W&G is back Thursday, September 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of, Cozi TV, NBCUni’s national multicast network, will be the exclusive digital broadcast network home for the first 8 seasons of Will & Grace. Leading up to launch of the new season on NBC, Cozi will offer the first 4 episodes of season 1 at 7p. W&G will run on Cozi weekdays at 10p starting October 2, after a weekend marathon starting Saturday, September 30 at 9a. Last week, Hulu struck a streaming deal for the red-hot show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox gave a put pilot commitment to an untitled divorce comedy from Danny Zuker (Modern Family), Trevor Engelson (Snowfall), Jake Kasdan (New Girl) and Dan Farah (The Shannara Chronicles), about an ex who marries into the British royal family, reports Deadline. The project is getting extra buzz since Engelson is the ex-husband of Meghan Markle, who is dating Prince Harry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA and NBCUniversal sib Oxygen acquired off-network rights from Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment for NBC’s Chicago P.D. Police drama kicks off with a season 1 marathon on USA on Sunday, October 1 at 9a, before airing as a Friday marathon block starting October 6 at 12p. Oxygen will air the series with all-day marathons on Tuesdays starting October 3. Season 5 of the series premieres Wednesday, September 27 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Just call it “Crisis on Earth-X.” That’s the title of CW’s Supergirl/Arrow/The Flash crossover, now in production. “We conceived this year’s crossover to be evocative of the annual Justice League/Justice Society crossovers we grew up with and looked forward to as kids,” said executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A series based on real-life attorney Carrie Goldberg, who defends victims of internet abuse, is in development at CBS, reports Variety. Sony Pictures Television will produce in association with CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox expanded its relationship with its MasterChef with an 8-episode order for Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back. Restaurant makeover show comes from Studio Ramsay.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox also ordered a script for a series based on the book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class, reports Variety. The family drama would focus on a Chicago dynasty with a dark secret. Wendy Calhoun (Empire) will write and exec produce, with exec producers Ben Silverman and Montrel McKay. Producer is 20th Century Fox Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud returns for season 5 on Monday, October 16. With Aaron Kaufman’s departure at the end of last season, Richard and his crew are entering a new stage at Gas Monkey Garage, setting out to prove the shop is still going strong.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 5 is also almost here for TLC’s 90 Day Fiance, back Sunday, October 8 at 9p. In the franchise original, foreign potential spouses must make it to the altar before their visas run out, or be forced to return to their home countries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel announced a lineup of wildlife programs set to premiere through 2018, including America’s Badlands, The Mountain Lion and Me (wt), Fishing for Giants and The Lizard’s Tale (wt). “We are one of the few channels to commit an entire night of prime time programming, every week, to exploring and celebrating the natural world,” noted David Royle, EVP of programming and production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America’s 8-part short film series Queers will premiere on Wednesday, October 11, National Coming Out Day. In the series, eight writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK. First film of the day is A Grand Day Out at 10a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tamlyn Tomita (Berlin Station) was upped to series regular on new ABC medical drama The Good Doctor….Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe) has been added to the season 3 cast of AMC and Channel 4 sci-fi drama Humans….Debi Mazar (Younger) and Michael Maize (Mr. Robot) will recur on Syfy’s new live-action/animated series Happy!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewership of the second week of NFL games was down 4% versus last year, reports Barclays, calling trends so far this year “anemic.” While viewership for some teams, like the Cowboys, remain strong, 9 out of 13 games were down.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Kingsman: The Golden Circle – $39 million
It – $30 million
The LEGO Ninjago Movie – $21.2 million
American Assassin – $6.3 million
Home Again – $3.3 million

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