FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/2/17)
MTV: Total Request Live (Premiere) at 3:30pm
BOUNCE: Family Time (Premiere) at 9pm
BOUNCE: Grown Folks (Premiere) at 9:30pm
CBS: 9JKL (Premiere) at 8:30pm
FOX: Lucifer (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: The Gifted (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Living Alaska (Premiere) at 9pm
OVATION: The Halcyon (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Extreme Hotels (Premiere) at 9pm
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Finale) at 9pm

Days before shooting on live auditions was to begin, country music star Luke Bryan and R&B icon Lionel Richie were set for the judge’s panel on ABC’s revival of American Idol. They join Katy Perry, who inked a $25 deal in May, and returning host Ryan Seacrest, who struck his $15 million agreement in July. ABC has yet to announce a premiere date for the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mark Greenberg is leaving as president and CEO of Epix, which he founded with MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures in 2008. “Founding Epix and building it over the past nine years into a thriving and successful business has been one of the great accomplishments of my professional life,” Greenberg said. “With the completion of the integration of Epix into MGM, I have decided that I am ready to move on to other interesting and exciting opportunities.” Greenberg had renewed his agreement with Epix in November 2016; MGM completed a $1 billion buyout of the premium network in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marlon landed a season 2 order from NBC, after a summer run that averaged a 1.5 rating among A18-49 and 5.6 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Looks like Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit against FX over her portrayal in Feud will go to trial in November, after an LA judge on Friday said the network will not be able to strike the complaint. FX argued the case should be tossed on freedom of speech grounds. The 101-year-old de Havilland contends her portrayal by Catherine Zeta-Jones damaged her “professional reputation for integrity, honesty, generosity, self-sacrifice, and dignity.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo announced it raised over $12.9 million for the Red Cross relief efforts for victims of the recent natural disasters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Florida and the Caribbean. The company’s “Todos Unidos” included local phone banks across the country and a network special on September 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider are leaving the show after 6 years, reports Deadline. Bryan Tucker and Kent Sublette remain onboard as co-head writers. Kelly, Schneider and Lorne Michaels‘ Broadway Video have a pilot awaiting a pickup decision by Comedy Central.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Grisham legal thriller The Partner nabbed a script commitment with penalty from Fox. Drama project comes from writer Jon Cowan (Suits), Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist) and Sony Pictures Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The gang’s all here: ABC gave a put pilot commitment to The Heiresses, based on the novel by author Sara Shepard. Shepard also penned the books that gave birth to Freeform hit Pretty Little Liars. PPL’s I. Marlene King will write, while the series’ Shay Mitchell is set to star. Alloy Entertainment is co-producing with Long Lake Media in association with Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wilmer Valderrama and his WV Entertainment landed film and TV rights to Patriots from the Barrio, reports Deadline. The book tells the story of a segregated U.S. Army combat unit of Mexican Americans that was part of the first division to land in Europe in World War II.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Disney Channel announced a musical version of Freaky Friday, based on the stage adaptation. Heidi Blickenstaff (who played the mom in the stage production) and Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Liv and Maddie) will star. The new version set to begin production this fall for a 2018 debut as part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jerrod Carmichael inked and overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind NBC’s cancelled The Carmichael Show. Carmichael will write and produce as well as potentially star in new projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID sets the dial to scary with the October premieres of new series Home Alone on Thursday, October 12 at 10p, Horror at the Cecil Hotel on Monday, October 16 at 10p and The Murder Castle on Saturday, October 28 at 8p. Season 2 of Dead Silent launches Tuesday, October 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guy Fieri searches for Food Network’s next culinary/travel series in Guy’s Big Project, launching Sunday, November 5 at 9p. Over 6 episodes, the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives star shepherds a group of prospects eager to see their concepts come to life. “Over a decade ago I was given a chance that I could never have dreamed of on Food Network Star, and now I’m honored to have the opportunity to help make someone else’s dream a reality,” said Fieri.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Man Made Music founder Joel Beckerman headed up the effort to update Entertainment Tonight’s signature theme, and “you don’t want to mess something like this up,”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home improvement special Sharon Flipping Osbourne debuts this week on WE tv. Turns out The Talk host has a talent for flipping houses – and she’s “damn good at it,” says Osbourne. See for yourself on Friday, October 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of ABC’s The Toy Box, from Mattel, Electus and Hudsun Media, premiered last night. The Toy Box, hosted by Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, airs Sundays at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Black Sabbath: The End of the End makes its TV premiere on Showtime Saturday, October 28 at 9p. The film captures the farewell performance that capped off an 81-date tour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime assembled an all-star celebrity lineup for “Pass the Ball” PSAs supporting the National Women’s Soccer League. Julia Roberts, Ellen DeGeneres, Reese Witherspoon, Zendaya, James Corden and David Beckham take part in the spots encouraging girls to dream big and inspire change. Soccer semifinals are set to air live October 7 and 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS’s Great Performances spotlights the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients with the second annual Grammy Salute to Music Legends on Friday, October 13 at 9p (check local listings). Honorees include Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, songwriter and producer Thom Bell, record executive Mo Ostin, and the Velvet Underground.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travis Scott and Romeo Santos, King of Bachata, have joined MTV’s TRL launch week line-up, slated to perform on Friday, October 6 at 3:30p. TRL will air live weekdays from MTV’s newly expanded Times Square studio; the premiere will air commercial free.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TeleXitos, Telemundo Station Group’s Spanish-language multicast network, is celebrating Halloween with four weeks of special programming. Throughout the month, TeleXitos will offer “Domingos de Terror” Sunday horror movie marathons from 2p-midnight (check local listings). On Tuesday, October 31, the marathon of frights starts at 8:30a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rising stand-up comics Frankie Quinones and Shayla Rivera star in HBO Latino’s English-language special Entre Nos: Part 2, debuting Friday, October 13 at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wheel of Fortune is celebrating its 35th season by airing three weeks of shows at Walt Disney Resort. The Wheel and puzzleboard will head for Epcot (also celebrating the big 35) to tape the episodes October 10-12, which will air during the November, February and May Sweeps periods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu grabbed exclusive U.S. SVOD rights to all episodes of Boy Meets World, Home Improvement and Dinosaurs from the Disney-ABC Television Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is offering the series premiere of upcoming comedy White Famous, based on the experience of Jamie Foxx, for free on YouTube, SHO.com and more. Official debut date is Sunday, October 15 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Will & Grace returned to Thursday as the top entertainment program of the night, with a 3.0 rating among A18-49 and 10.2 million viewers. (That beats the season 8 premiere in 2005, which drew 9.81 million viewers.)
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of ABC‘s The Good Doctor on Monday delivered the largest Live+3 increase in total viewers (+5.5 million) for any new series debut on the network in 3 years, since How to Get Away With Murder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In Live+7 Nielsens, the time period premiere of Fox’s The Orville posted a 2.0/8 rating among A18-49, a lift of 82% versus Live+SD, while the season premiere of Gotham rose 70% (to 1.7/7) in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Connie Orlando was promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Programming for BET Networks. Orlando, who has been serving as interim head of programming, had been SVP of Music Programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keith Dawkins is leaving Nickelodeon, where he held the role of Executive Vice President and head of TeenNick and Nicktoons, to become CEO of The First Tee, a nonprofit founded by the PGA. Dawkins will replace the retiring Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monty Hall, co-creator and long-time host of game show Let’s Make a Deal, died September 30 of heart failure. He was 96. Though best known for his television work, his family said Hall helped raise almost $1 billion for charity over the course of his life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lou Reda, founder of Lou Reda Productions, passed away Saturday, September 30. He was 92. The World War II Navy veteran was best known for his documentaries on war.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
It – $17.3 million
American Made – $17 million
Kingsman: The Golden Circle – $17 million
The LEGO Ninjago Movie – $12 million
Flatliners – $6.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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