FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/16/17)
CINELATINO: Relatos de un Seuno Americano (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Fast N’ Loud (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The 1980’s: The Deadliest Decade (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Horror at the Cecil Hotel (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIVISION: Caer en Tentación (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (Premiere) at 10pm

In the wake of the flood of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, Showtime “does not intend to move forward with the current configuration” of its project from The Weinsten Company, Guantanamo. Showtime said while it is “eagerly awaiting” scripts, the project has not been greenlit and they are exploring their options. Oliver Stone, onboard to direct the premiere, said he would “recuse” himself as long as the Weinstein Company was involved.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Director Bobby Farrelly, speaking at the ITVFest on a last-minute panel assembled to address the Weinstein scandal, said, “I think there is going to be a feeding frenzy and I think they are going to come out with more guys who are doing this.” Also at the Manchester, VT event, to talk about diversity and inclusion, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish suggested, “If you want to be an optimist, maybe this is a catalyst so that people will work to fundamentally improve the situation.” Weinstein’s name has been removed from the credits for Viacom’s upcoming Paramount Network shows, including Waco and Yellowstone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios announced it is not moving forward with an untitled David O. Russell series from Weinstein Company starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, and is continuing The Romanoffs “without the involvement” of TWC. “We support Amazon’s decision in light of recent events,” said Russell, De Niro and Moore in a statement, adding that out of respect for all those affected, “it is best to not move forward with this show.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Both of the aforementioned Amazon Studios projects had been championed by the company’s programming chief, Roy Price, who has been suspended following allegations by Isa Hackett Dick (exec producer of The Man In The High Castle) that he repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances in 2015. “Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately,” said Amazon. The company postponed its first European Prime Video autumn season showcase and party, scheduled for October 19, which Price had been scheduled to attend. And Price’s fiancee, playwright and TV writer Lila Feinberg, called off their November 12 wedding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

George Clooney issued a statement refuting the tweeted accusation of actress Vanessa Marquez that Clooney helped blacklist her after she spoke up about producers making sexist and racist comments on the set of NBC medical drama ER. “I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted,” responded Clooney, adding, “If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to. The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Larry David will host Saturday Night Live on November 4, with Miley Cyrus as musical guest. Next week, animated special The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special, based on last year’s “Haunted Elevator” SNL sketch, will take the NBC late nighter’s slot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Finding Escobar’s Millions debuts on Discovery Friday, November 3 at 10p. Series follows 2 former intelligence officers on the hunt for alleged treasure hidden by the Columbian drug lord.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another new series, Bushcraft Build-Off, launches on Discovery Wednesday, November 8 at 10p. Competition series tests primitive building skills that have allowed survivalists to thrive in the wilderness.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Debbe Dunning, former “Tool Time Girl” on Home Improvement, is exec producing and hosting Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Roundup, launching on RFD-TV Wednesday, November 1 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion TV’s Car vs. America debuts Wednesday, October 18 at 8p. Docu-travel series centered on 2 car-obsessed Jalopnik editors is the first TV series produced in conjunction with an editorial team from the Gizmodo Media Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arts net Ovation acquired linear and digital premiere rights to season 11 of The Artful Detective from ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The long-running series will return in January on Ovation TV and Ovation NOW.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom International Media Networks greenlit 5 original short form series that include Sharkdog and Moosebox, the first international short form animated series to come out of Nickelodeon’s annual Global Animated Shorts Program. Also ordered were second seasons of Comedy Central International’s Absolutely Fine, Share This and Bad Snappers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry) will host the 12th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival on Wednesday, October 18 in Hollywood. Awards in 8 categories will be presented. The festival is partnering with advocacy organization Harness, founded by America Ferrera, Ryan Piers Williams and Wilmer Valerrama, for the Harness Social Impact Award.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC sets the mood for Halloween on Thursday, October 19 at 8p with classic animated special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, followed by Toy Story of Terror at 8:30p. Halloween’s the theme again on Tuesday, October 24, with holiday episodes of The Middle at 8p, Fresh Off the Boat at 8:30p and The Mayor at 9:30p
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be hosting a panel discussion with TV game changers at the Paley Center for Media on October 26. Panelists include J.J. Abrams, David E. Kelley, Norman LearRyan MurphyShonda Rhimes, and Jill Soloway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three-part ID special The Murder Castle centers on H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer. The story of the evil entrepreneur who rigged a building with death traps launches Saturday, October 28 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT added to the cast of 6-episode drama One Day She’ll Darken. Joining Chris Pine (Wonder Woman), who executive produces and stars, are India Eisley (Look Away) Jefferson Mays (The Americans), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips), Justin Cornwell (Training Day), Dylan Smith (Lemonade), Jay Paulson (Mad Men) and Golden Brooks (Girlfriends). Production begins next month in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thursday Night Football drew an audience of 15.1 million viewers across CBS, NFL Network, Amazon Prime, NFL Digital and CBS digital platforms. The Philadelphia-Carolina game was seen by an average 14.6 million viewers, up from 14.5 million for the comparable game last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

While CBS’s football dominated the field in viewers and the A18-49 demo on Thursday, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was the top entertainment show with a 2.1/8 rating among young adults and 8.1 million total viewers, versus 1.8/7 and 6.7 million viewers for NBC’s Will & Grace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live had its highest metered-market ratings all season with an average 4.6 Live+SD rating and 2.2 among A18-49. Viewers who watched to see if the show would address the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which it had did not done the week before, were not disappointed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Hallmark Channel’s Chesapeake Shores averaged a 2.2 Live+3 HH rating and 2.3 million Total Viewers, making Hallmark Channel the #1 rated cable net Sunday, October 8 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Happy Death Day – $26.5 million
Blade Runner 2049 – $15.1 million
The Foreigner – $12.8 million
It – $6.1 million
The Mountain Between Us – $5.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

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