FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/13/17)
CBS: Man With A Plan (Premiere) at 8:30pm
SHOWTIME: Ill Behaviour (Premiere) at 10:30pm
A&E: Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography (Finale) at 9pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Orange County (Finale) at 9pm

TLC responded to transphobic comments from Derick Dillard by cutting ties with the Counting On star. Last week Dillard posted a tweet saying transgender I Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings was being taken advantage of to promote an agenda, adding it’s “just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.” One person who won’t be on TV anymore, at least on TLC, is Dillard. Said the network in a statement, “Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future. We want to reiterate that Derick’s personal statements do not reflect the views of the network. TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As for Jennings, the 17-year-old tweeted, “In the face of constant ignorance and hatred I prefer to disregard negative opinions and continue moving forward with love.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The biggest winners in EstrellaTV’s Premios de la Radio 2017, celebrating regional Mexican music, were Julion Alvarez and Christian Nodal. Performances were dedicated to Dreamers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN is preparing to lay off over 100 people after Thanksgiving, according to Sports Illustrated. Lay-offs would reportedly include on-air talent, producers and digital employees.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz is adding 4 original docu-series to its slate, giving green lights to Wrong Man, delving into the convictions of people who proclaim their innocence; Warriors of Liberty City, focused on a crime-ridden neighborhood that is arguably the NFL’s largest football factory; anthology series In Fashion; and The Field, telling the stories of the hustle of cities’ iconic artists.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC ordered 3 more episodes of freshman dramedy Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, which in its last outing drew 1.9 million viewers and .7 among A18-49, and 3 more scripts for new comedy The Mayor, which last week delivered 2.6 million viewers and .7 in the demo. Both series come from ABC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Louis C.K. admitted on Friday that the accusations of sexual misconduct against him are true. “The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else,” said the comedian in a lengthy statement. “And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them….I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.” FX Networks and FX Productions announced they have ended their association with Louis C.K. and his production house, Pig Newton. “He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him – Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops,” said the company, adding that while as far as they know, his behavior on FX projects has been professional, “Now is not the time for him to make television shows.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also cutting ties with Louis C.K. were Netflix, which canceled plans for a stand-up special; HBO, which dropped him from its A Night of Too Many Stars special; and TBS, which suspended production on animated series The Cops.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended from Warner Bros. Television over allegations of sexual harassment, as the studio conducts an internal investigation of misconduct. Kreisberg is co-creator/EP of CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow; at least 2 women have registered complaints.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the wake of rape allegations against Ed Westwick, the BBC canceled holiday special Ordeal by Innocence. “These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied,” said the network. “The BBC is not making any judgment but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules.” As for Westwick’s appearance in the series White Gold, reported the BBC, “Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Real America with Jorge Ramos debuts on Fusion on Tuesday, November 21 at 10p. The first episode of the 5-part interview series focuses on actor/comedian John Leguizamo and Governor John Kasich, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Real-time investigative series Final Appeal, exploring the truth behind controversial cases, premieres on Oxygen Sunday, January 7 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel’s Survival in the Skies tells the stories behind space and aviation technology, like the invention of the parachute and the development of space suits. Four-parter takes off Tuesday, November 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lucha libre wrestling series Lucha Underground will make it to season 4 on El Rey Network. Production begins in LA in early 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Imagine Dragons and Khalid will collaborate for the first time onstage at the 2017 American Music Awards, airing Sunday, November 19 at 8p on ABC. One Direction alum Niall Horan is also set to perform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Here’s a little something for the holidays: Food Network special Teeny Tiny Christmas follows a couple who make an entire Christmas meal with miniature food – ham included.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hour-long special Gwen Stefani’s You Make Me Feel Like Christmas premieres on NBC Tuesday, December 12 at 9p. The sometime The Voice coach will be joined by The Voice’s Blake Shelton for a duet of “You Make Me Feel Like Christmas” (awwww) from Stefani’s new album.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vincent Ventresca (The Invisible Man) will recur on season 5B of Freeform’s The Fosters as an absentee dad….Dena Tyler( Bull) landed a recurring role on season 3 of Hulu’s The Path.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 300th episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday rose 9% versus the week prior in total viewers, to 8.1 million, its most-watched telecast in 9 months. Among A18-49, the show had a 6% boost, to 1.9/7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 (9.1 million) and MacGyver (7.3 million) hit season highs in total viewers on Friday. ABC’s Marvel’s Inhumans ended its 8-episode season with 1.96 million total viewers and .5 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday, November 15 season premiere of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta delivered 1.8 million P18-49, 2 million P25-54 and 3.3 million total viewers in Live+3 ratings. The series bow of Xscape: Still Kickin It reached 1.1 million P18-49, 1.2 million P25-54 and 2 million total viewers, making it the network’s best new series premiere in almost two years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor John Hillerman died November 9. He was 84. Hillerman was best known to TV audiences for his Emmy-winning role as Jonathan Higgins on Magnum, P.I.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Thor: Ragnarok – $56.6 million
Daddy’s Home 2 – $30 million
Murder On The Orient Express – $28.2 million
A Bad Moms Christmas – $11.5 million
Jigsaw – $3.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

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