FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 1/8/18)
CREATE TV: A Craftsman’s Legacy (Premiere) at 10:30am and 4:30pm
HGTV: Home Town (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Antiques Roadshow (Premiere) at 8pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Living Alaska (Finale) at 9pm

It was clear before the show even started that the Golden Globes, known for froth and fun, would be a little less…frivolous. In the wake of the explosion of sexual harassment allegations that started with Harvey Weinstein and set a match to long-simmering outrage, the occasion called for a different tone. The red carpet that led to last night’s show on NBC was a sea of black and a swell of solidarity, with A-listers accompanied by activists as part of the Time’s Up movement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Host Seth Meyers kept the focus on sexual harassment when he started off the show with, “Good evening ladies and remaining gentleman.” Some more notable quotes of the evening:

Meyers: “There’s a new era underway and I can tell because it’s been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood. By the way, a special hello to hosts of other upcoming award shows who are watching me tonight like the first dog they shot into outer space.”

Elisabeth Moss: “This is from Margaret Atwood: ‘We were the people who were not in the papers, we lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print, it gave us more freedom, we lived in the gaps between the stories.’ Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you, who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world.”

Laura Dern: “May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s north star.”

Sterling K. Brown: “Throughout the majority of my career, I have benefited from colorblind casting which means, you know, like hey, let’s throw a brother in this room, right?  It’s always really cool.  But, Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man, like, that can only be played by a black man.  And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’m being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement winner Oprah Winfrey gave an impassioned, inspirational speech that brought the crowd to its feet, ending with:  “I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS picked up Young Sheldon for a second season, the net’s first renewal for 2018-2019. “Young Sheldon has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it’s been on the air,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “While the show’s DNA is clearly rooted in The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon has staked out its own place in the TV universe.” The comedy is averaging 16.17 million viewers and a 3.3 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Letterman’s Netflix talk show debuts on Friday, January 12, and he’s starting off with a bang: his first guest will be former President Barack Obama. It will be Obama’s first talk show appearance since the end of his presidency. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, billed as a “monthly event,” will continue through June, with guests including Tina Fey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Howard Stern, and activist Malala Yousafzai.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz struck a new multi-year agreement with Verizon – and they sound pretty happy about it. “Verizon has done a tremendous job in selling our premium services FiOS subscribers,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, Starz COO. “They are the industry leader in offering the best video content for its FiOS TV customers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Half of adults regularly get their news from TV, according to a new Pew survey, down from 57% a year ago. 37% watched local news, down from 46% in 2016, while network news viewers fell from 30% to 26%. Among those 65+, 57% relied on local news, while just 18% 18-29 tuned in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild announced nominees for their awards, taking place Saturday, February 24. Dancing With the Stars, Grace and Frankie, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Saturday Night Live were nominated in both contemporary make-up and hair categories; The Handmaid’s Tale is up for make-up and Empire for hair. In the Period categories, The Crown, Game of Thrones, Glow and SNL collected nods for both make-up and hair, while Stranger Things is in the running for make-up and Vikings for hair.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has 2 more whodunits set for January. Past Malice: An Emma Fielding Mystery airs Sunday, January 14 at 9p, followed the next week by Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps. (Last Scene Alive: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery aired last night.)
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viceland’s It’s Suppertime moves from Thursdays to Tuesdays starting tomorrow, January 9 at 7p with an episode titled, “Oysters, Mussels & Clams, Oh My.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Smithsonian Channel’s Supercar Superbuild revs up Sunday, January 21 at 9p to look under the hoods of Rolls Royces, Alfa Romeos, Porsches and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sophomore season of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here arrives Sunday, May 6 at 10p, while The Affair is back for season 4 on Sunday, June 17 at 9p. Showtime also announced new docu-series The Fourth Estate (wt), exploring the process of the New York Times and its journalists as they cover the Trump administration.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX set premiere dates for Atlanta Robbin’ Season (Thursday, March 1 at 10p), new drama Trust (Sunday, March 25 at 10p), and the sixth and final season of The Americans (Wednesday, March 28 at 10p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s See No Evil is back Wednesday, January 17 at 9p, with the story of a 45-year-old woman who vanished after a night out with friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One of the advertising highlights of the Golden Globes was a new L’Oreal spot featuring Winona Ryder for Elvive hair care. “Everyone loves a comeback,” says the ad. “Damaged hair deserves one, too.” Comeback queen Ryder was nominated last year as Best Actress for Stranger Things, 23 years after winning a Globes award for The Age of Innocence. In between were bizarre incidents like her 2003 arrest for shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rosario Dawson (The Defenders) will appear in a story arc on season 4 of CW’s Jane the Virgin….Singer/songwriter/actress Sara Bareilles will star as Mary Magdalene in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, airing Easter Sunday, April 1….Jack Reynor (Sing Street) landed the lead in CBS All Access drama Strange Angel, exploring the intersection between genius and madness….Annabella Sciorra (The Sopranos) will recur on the upcoming season 2 of Netflix wrestling comedy GLOW.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leading up to the series premiere, WE tv’s digital supertease for Love After Lockup has already been viewed more than 2.4 million times on Facebook. Docu-series debuted Friday, January 12 at 10p, following the lives of couples after one person is released from prison.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access is now available on Amazon channels. The live streaming service is the first partner to offer a linear feed of a subscriber’s local broadcast station in addition to VOD. To start, the ad-free All Access ad-on will be available to U.S. Prime members for $9.99 per month. Amazon also plans to introduce an ad-supported version within the next few months, which will set viewers back $5.99 monthly.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix announced via Twitter that it is joining the Internet Association’s efforts to preserve net neutrality. The lobbying group also represents Google and Amazon. Last month, the FCC voted to jettison rules that prevented internet providers from slowing or blocking traffic for specific users or companies. The Internet Association said it will enter the fray as an “intervenor,” joining existing legal action.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple gave a straight-to-series order to its first docu-series, Home, from Alitmeter Films, Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) and Time Inc. Productions. Show takes viewers into extraordinary homes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS was the most-watched broadcast network in primetime (average 9.48 million viewers), daytime (3.9 million) and late night (2.63 million) in 4Q17, winning all three dayparts for the first time since 2009.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The holidays were merry for Freeform. During Disney|ABC’s “25 Days of Christmas” event, the net was #1 in basic cable (excluding sports) across A18-49, A18-34, F18-49, F18-34, P12-34 and F12-34. The programming also garnered nearly 80 million total viewers on traditional television and an additional 17 million views across on-demand platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scripps Networks Interactive by the numbers: In 2017, HGTV delivered its third highest rated year ever, ranking as the #2 cable net among W25-54 and #8 among A25-54; Food Network finished the year as the #8 cable net among W25-54 and #14 among A25-54; Travel Channel enjoyed year-over-year gains among M25-54 (+10%) and A25-54 (+5%); DIY delivered its highest ever household rating for December, up +34% over last year; Cooking Channel wrapped 2017 with 10% year-over-year growth among M25-54 and was up +3% among A25-54; and Great American Country rose +9% among M25-54 and +2% among A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox music competition The Four debuted to a 1.2/4 rating among A18-49, up 20% versus the net’s normal Thursday number and growing 30% over its 2 hours.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Child Support opened as broadcast TV’s most-watched Friday unscripted series debut since March 2010, with 4.4 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Year-over-year, Spanish-language Estrella TV rose +12% in Total Day among A18-49, announcing it experienced growth in every daypart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WGN America ranked as the #1 entertainment network in year-over-year growth among A18-49 and A25-54, with audience bumps of 21%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor/comedian Jerry Van Dyke died January 5. He was 86. Van Dyke, who guested as the brother of his real-life brother on The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1962 and starred in My Mother the Car in 1965, went on to gather four Emmy nominations for Coach.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former child actor Jon Paul Steuer died of undisclosed causes on January 1. He was 33. Steuer, who played the son of Brett Butler’s character on Grace Under Fire and a young Klingon on Star Trek: The Next Generation, had become a singer and restaurateur.
(Source: Cynopsis)

75TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.goldenglobes.com/winners-nominees/2018/all#category-32

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – $36 million
Insidious: The Last Key – $29.3 million
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $23.6 million
The Greatest Showman – $13.8 million
Pitch Perfect 3 – $10.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

 

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