FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/9/17)
ABC: 73rd Annual Columbus Day Parade at 12pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Southern And Hungry (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: Supergirl (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Valor (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: House Hunters International (Premiere) at 10:30p
ID: Evil Twins (Finale) at 10pm

Country music star Jason Aldean appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night Live in a surprise cold open that paid tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and the late rock star Tom Petty. Less than a week after performing at the outdoor concert where the mass murders occurred, Aldean took to the SNL stage to say, “You can be sure that we’re going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way. Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit is unbreakable.” Aldean then launched into a rendition “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Petty died October 2 at age 66.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Horror Story: Cult creator Ryan Murphy explained at the New Yorker Festival why Tuesday’s episode of the FX drama, which includes a mass shooting, would be recut in the wake of tragedy in Las Vegas. “I believe we have the right to air it,” said Murphy, “but I also believe in victim’s rights.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also heard at the New Yorker Festival: Jon Hamm said that in some ways, working on Mad Men wasn’t much of stretch. “I was a fan of commercials as a kid,” Hamm shared. “I watched a lot of TV. I could do jingles and I could do slogans.”…Jerry Seinfeld said he was “disappointed” to hear that Jerry Lewis, who died in August at 91, had left his children out of his will, but noted, “If you knew everything about everyone, you wouldn’t like anyone.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Odd Mom Out is really out now – Bravo is not renewing the comedy, created by and starring Jill Kargman, for a fourth season. “Alas, all good things must come to an end, including this wacky gang ruining takes with peals of laughter,” said Kargman on Instagram. Season 3, which wrapped September 13, averaged 517,000 viewers and a .19 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS topped the winners list at the 38th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards with 12 awards, followed by 9 for CBS. Other multiple winners included HBO and ABC with 5 Emmys each, CNN and Univision with 3 and Discovery and MSNBC with 2. The 2017 International Emmy for News went to UK’s Inside Aleppo – Battle for Aleppo, while the award for Current Affairs was presented to UK’s Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered. “I can’t think of a time in our recent history when the need for clear and factual reporting was more paramount,” said NATAS President & CEO Bob Mauro.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bob Weinstein and COO David Glasser will run Weinstein Co. in the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s being placed on “indefinite leave.” The move came after a blistering New York Times article last week reporting on decades of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on the part of Harvey Weinstein. “Next steps will depend on Harvey’s therapeutic progress, the outcome of the Board’s independent investigation, and Harvey’s own personal decisions,” read a statement from the company’s board. TV projects at Weinstein include MTV’s Scream and Paramount Network’s upcoming Yellowstone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tara Palmeri has joined ABC News as White House Correspondent. Palmeri had been breaking stories about the Trump administration for Politico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music Choice inked a distribution agreement with San Francisco based EMPIRE, the independent distribution company and record label for urban music, for the rights to distribute its entire catalog of 8,000 music videos in the US and International markets.  The independent distributor brings access to recent music videos from Fat Joe, D.R.A.M., Anderson .Paak, Tyga, XXXTENTACION, Snoop Dogg, and T.I., among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s 12th annual Writers on the Verge program, for aspiring writers of diverse backgrounds, named comedy writers Nick Bouier, Octavia Bray, Eugene Garcia-Cross and Felicia Pride, as well as drama writers Celena Cipriaso, William Garroutte, Amy Lambert and Eileen Shim as its 2017-18 class. Those names might not ring a bell now, but graduates of past years are now on staff at Trial & Error, Damnation and The Mayor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC bought a legal drama from actress Maya Dunbar (The Mentalist), Demetrius Spencer and Michael Rosenberg (Hung) and Universal Television, focused on an African American civil rights attorney and his family-run firm.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Strange Conditions scored a put pilot commitment from Fox. Medical drama, exec produced by Danny Strong (Empire) and John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us), is set at the New York Institute of Experimental Medicine. 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox also gave a script commitment plus penalty to dance drama Shine, from Marc Platt (La La Land) and Duane Adler (Step Up). Platt and Adam Siegel will exec produce; 20th Century Fox Television is the studio. Also receiving a script commitment: legal drama Judged, from Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bright Futures, a 20-something comedy from black-ish creator Kenya Barris, is being developed at ABC through ABC Studios. Barris is exec producing via his Khalabo Ink Society with Hale Rothstein; Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis will co-EP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production is underway in Atlanta for Behind the Movement, sharing the story of why Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a bus was a seminal moment in civil rights history. Meta Washington (The Hunger Games) stars as Parks in the film, slated to debut on TV One during Black History Month 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Making the scene at NY Comic-Con: The final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but the first table read was Sunday, shared cast member Liam Cunnignham….Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, leaving the show after 4 years, said of the end of his run, “I don’t know where the time went, time ran away with me.” Capaldi had no concerns about the casting of Jodie Whitaker in the role, praising, “She is great, it’s in really good hands.”…AMC’s monster hits The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will collide in a crossover next year, though details were scant. “There is one character that is going to go from one show that I will not name, to another show that I will not name,” comics creator Robert Kirkman teased the Comic-Con crowd.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The final 6 episodes of season 1 of superhero series The Tick will launch February 23, announced Amazon. Creator Ben Edlund promised “some really weird stuff.”…Freeform announced an additional 10-episode pickup of Shadowhunters to air next summer….USA’s Psych: The Movie, reviving the long-running comedy, now has a debut date of December 7 at 8p. WWE Superstar John Cena will be back as Juliet’s brother.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Designer and home renovation star Alison Victoria will star in HGTV’s Windy City Flip, following the Kitchen Crashers alum as she restores old houses in her hometown of Chicago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Freeform’s Beyond launches Thursday, January 18 with a 2-hour premiere. But fans won’t have to wait until then to get a taste of what’s to come – a sneak peek of the upcoming season will air Thursday, December 28 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another Freeform series, mermaid drama Siren, will also kick off with a 2-hour premiere, on Thursday, March 29 at 8p – which Freeform declared “International Mermaid Day” at Comic-Con.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three’s a trend – season 5 of  ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will also launch big, with a 2-hour premiere on Friday, December 1 at 8p. The show moves to its regular time 9:01p period the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC’s Adventure Capitalists returns for season 2 tomorrow, October 10 at 10p. Why the surge in popularity for investment-themed programming? “Entrepreneurship is the thinking man’s lotto ticket,” says EVP, programming and development at 3 Ball Entertainment/ series exec producer DJ Nurre, “and this show gives insight into how the game is played.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC has named tomorrow, October 10, as “National Hug-a-Kevin Day,” a stunt promoting network newcomer Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. To kick things off, series star Jason Ritter will attempt to break the Guinness World Record title for most hugs given in one minute with members of the studio audience on The View (current record: 79.) Kevin airs Tuesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie debuts Friday, November 24 at 7p. Storyline picks up where the original animated series left off in 2004, simulcast across Nick, TeenNick and Nicktoons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This week is #BossLady week on daytime talker The Real – every show will be guest co-hosted by a woman who has made her mark building an empire. Today, it’s model/actress/entrepreneur Keyshia Ka’ior, owner and CEO of Ka’oir Cosmetics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fortune Feimster reunites with The Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling and exec producer Charlie Grandy as a cast member of upcoming NBC comedy ChampionsElla Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) landed the lead in upcoming Starz drama Sweetbitter….Jay Hayden (The Catch) has been cast in ABC’s upcoming Grey’s Anatomy firefighters spin-off….Javier Munoz (Hamilton) and Anna Hopkins (Arrow) will guest star on season 3 of Freeform’s Shadowhunters – and they won’t be playing nice….Alyla Marzoff (Grandfathered) and Sedale Threatt Jr. (Hap and Leonard) have been added to the cast of upcoming Freeform’s Siren in recurring roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Scandal returned Thursday to a premiere low but up +17% versus its May finale, hitting 1.4/5 among A18-49. The net’s Grey’s Anatomy squeaked past NBC’s Will & Grace as the #1 entertainment show for the night in the demo, with 2.1/8 versus W&G’s 2.0/7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC freshman The Good Doctor had a +7.9 million viewer lift in Live+7, to reach 19.2 million total viewers. The drama doubled its L+SD rating among A18-49, hitting 4.4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s Thursday Night Football on October 5 was up +28% in viewers versus Game 5 last year, with an average 15.43 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s SEAL Team added 4.37 million viewers in Live+7 for Wednesday, September 27, bringing the total to 14.25 million (up +44%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday’s SNL averaged 6.8 million viewers and a 1.76 rating among A18-49 in fast nationals, retaining an 96% of the season premiere viewers and 92% among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Fox comedy Ghosted was Sunday, October 1’s top scripted program in Live+3 viewing, averaging 1.8/6 among A18-49. The show delivered 5.2 million multi-platform viewers, up +44% from Live+SD. Airing October 2, Fox’s The Gifted posted a 2.3/8 Live+3 Day rating among A18-49, TV’s top-rated Fall Monday 9p debut in 3 years and Fox’s highest-rating for a Fall Monday launch in three years. And The Orville’s week-to-week growth, to 2.1/7 in Live+7 (+91% versus Live+SD) made it Fox’s top-rated Thursday scripted telecast in 2 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season premiere of E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians averaged 2.2 million total viewers, 1.4 million P18-49, 1.2 million W18-49, 843,000 P18-34 and 697,000 W18-34 ranking as the #1 original program on cable for the night among P/W18-34 and W18-49, according to Nielsen Live+3 data.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katz networks Bounce (+13% in HHs, to 220,000 in primetime), Escape (+43% in HHs, to 139,000), Grit (+27% in HHs, to 262,000) and Laff (+79% in HHs, to 111,000) had their most-watched broadcast TV seasons to date. E.W. Scripps acquired the 4 nets over the summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Ralphie May died October 6 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 45. May, who  got his big break as runner-up on Last Comic Standing in 2003, appeared on late night talkers as well as specials on Comedy Central and Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Blade Runner 2049 – $31.5 million
The Mountain Between Us – $10.1 million
It – $9.7 million
My Little Pony: The Movie – $8.8 million
Kingsman: The Golden Circle – $8.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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