FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SAG AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 1/22/18)
BRAVO: Summer House (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: The Age of Adaline (Premiere) at 8pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Guiding Alaska (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Mosaic (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: James Patterson’s Murder Is Forever (Premiere) at 10pm
TBS: The Detour (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TNT: The Alienist (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Two Sides (Premiere) at 10pm

Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale won big at Saturday’s 29th annual PGA Awards, for TV comedy and drama. A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath took home the non-fiction trophy, while NBC’s The Voice won in the TV competition category and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won for live entertainment & talk. Netflix’s Black Mirror was tops among long-form contenders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform trotted out a new logo and tagline – “A Little Forward” – as part of its new brand campaign, the first since it segued from ABC Family to its current moniker two years ago. Network president Tom Ascheim announced the evolution at the net’s inaugural Freeform Summit last week in LA. He said the new tagline is a way of highlighting Freeform’s strong-performing forward-looking fare, including The Bold Type, returning Tuesday, June 12 at 8p, Famous In Love, back Wednesday, April 4 at 8p, and spinoff Grown-ish, as well as newcomers including drama Augs, currently in development; a Party of Five reboot; in development genre drama Cleopatra; mermaid drama Siren and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger (Thursday, June 7 at 8p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Communications Inc. is collaborating with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, UCLA Division of Social Sciences, and USC Annenberg and School of Cinematic Arts for the production of the Storytelling Unbound Handbook. The Handbook is envisioned to accelerate progress in the creation of inclusive content, and is scheduled for release in the second half of 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominations for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards include series This Is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale being recognized for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The awards will be held April 12 in LA and May 5 in NY. Among TV nominations, Netflix leads with seven; ABC, CBS and NBC follow close in a three-way tie with six noms each.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Producers Guild of America adopted new guidelines designed to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. The guidelines represent the initial recommendations from the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force, created last October. “As producers, we provide key leadership in creating and sustaining work environments built on mutual respect, so it is our obligation to change our culture and eradicate this abuse,” said PGA presidents Gary Lucchesi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is in the game with its first pilot orders of the season. Our People is a comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family exec producer Vali Chandrasekaran; Rel is a comedy starring Lil Rel Howery, exec-produced by Jerrod Carmichael; and Mixtape is a musical drama from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lisa Edelstein is developing an hourlong comedic drama for herself with her former Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce exec producer Carol Barbee and Universal Cable Productions. Based on the book Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas, the project is about a woman who’s diagnosed as a sociopath.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel is the new home for Holly Robinson Peete’s reality series Meet the Peetes, formerly called For Peete’s Sake when it aired on OWN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anna Paquin (True Blood, Roots) guest-hosts WGN America’s Movies For America today (January 22) at 7p, and discusses her new original series Bellevue.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lori Loughlin hosts Hallmark Channel’s 2018 Countdown to Valentine’s Day Preview Show, a half-hour special airing Saturday, January 27 at 11p that provides peeks at upcoming romance-themed movies My Secret Valentine (Saturday, February 3), Very, Very, Valentine (Saturday, February 10) and Cooking With Love (Sunday, February 11)… Additionally, Hallmark Channel will premiere 2018 American Rescue Dog Show on February 19 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reelz documentary Queen: How They Broke Free will make its US premiere Monday, January 29 at 10:30p. The hour-long special tells the story of the rise of one of the most iconic rock bands from the beginning through the death of singer Freddie Mercury in 1991.
(Source: Cynopsis)

He Lied About Everything debuts on Wednesday, February 14 on Investigation Discovery, uncovering the story of investigative news producer Benita Alexander and world-renowned surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, who had big plans before Alexander realizes Macchiarini is not who he claims to be.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viceland has a trio of new series/seasons premiering this month: Hate Thy Neighbor season 2 bows January 23 at 10p, Slutever debuts January 24 at 10p and The Trixie & Katya Show returns January 24 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of HGTV’s My Lottery Dream Home returns Friday, February 9 at 9p. Series showcases lottery winners who, with help from host David Bromstad, find and buy their first opulent property.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Topical new series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale heads to Netflix on Sunday, February 18. McHale will host and serve as exec producer of the 13-ep series, which will roll out weekly, along with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Some of the nation’s most thrilling street races are speeding into Discovery’s Motor Wednesday lineup in new series Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings. A sneak peak airs Tuesday, February 27 at 10p and new eps continue on Wednesday, March 7 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat is serious about clamping down on leaks. Following the early release of info on features like its “Stories Everywhere” feature, a memo to Snapchat employees said, “We have a zero-tolerance policy for those who leak Snap Inc. confidential information….If you leak Snap Inc. information, you will lose your job and we will pursue any and all legal remedies against you. And that’s just the start.” The memo was (irony alert) leaked to Cheddar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is aiming to fill feeds with higher-quality news by surveying users to ascertain their trust in publishers. “Publications that do not score as highly trusted by the community may see a decrease” in their ranking, said Adam Mosseri, head of News Feed, in a blog post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A full 40% of Facebook users report using the company’s Watch video platform, per a new Morgan Stanley survey. Among users on Facebook 3 or more hours a day, 60% said they use Watch on a weekly basis. “We are encouraged (and admittedly surprised) by this early Watch traction as it speaks to [Facebook’s] ability to drive adoption of new products,” said the report.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon is increasing the price of a Prime subscription from $10.99/month to $12.99. Annual subs will remain $99. For new customers the price hike is in effect now; current customers will see the bump after February 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Spade scored a book deal to release through Audible the audio-only comedy project A Polaroid Guy In a Snapchat World.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steve Harvey’s daytime series Steve got a second season renewal in national syndication. The series already been sold in 90 percent of the US on NBC-owned stations and station groups including Sinclair and Hearst.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paul Bettany reportedly is Netflix’s top heir apparent to play Prince Philip for season 3 of The Crown. He would replace Matt Smith, who played the role in the first two seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy) is in as a series regular opposite Jack Huston in season 2 of AT&T Audience Network’s Mr. Mercedes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, House) snagged a recurring role opposite Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin on new Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Be our guest: Drew Carey will step into a guest spot on CBS drama NCIS, playing retired Marine Sergeant John Ross in the episode “Handle with Care” that’s scheduled to air in early March… Shannon Kook (The Conjuring) has been cast as a guest star in the season 5 finale of the CW’s The 100, with an option for a potential season 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time this year, the GLAAD Media Awards will honor LGBTQ-inclusive content in the Kids & Family Programming category. Disney Channel’s Andi Mack and Doc McStuffins; Amazon’s Danger & Eggs; Nickelodeon’s The Loud House and Cartoon Networks’ Steven Universe were nominated in this category.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD on Monday, February 19 with new back-to-back eps premiering every Monday night until the 90-minute series finale Monday, March 5  at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix original series DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! returns for a new six-episode season this week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment One is in production on a third season of its preschool animated superhero series PJ Masks. First episodes from season 2 premiered in the US on Disney Junior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab released a 360-degree video for The Loud House to coincide with the series’ third season premiere on Friday (January 19).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The newly launched Fable Studio showcased its VR adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book The Wolves in the Walls at Sundance. The film puts the viewer in the role of the imaginary friend of the protagonist, an 8-year-old girl who hears noises in her house and thinks it’s wolves. Director Pete Billington said the project builds on work that Oculus Story Studio did on the Emmy-winning project Henry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel’s The Coronation, which premiered Sunday, January 14, was the highest-rated program (HH and P2+ viewers) in the channel’s history. The program celebrates the 65th anniversary of the historic ceremony as Queen Elizabeth II speaks about the event for the first time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last Sunday night’s episode of Universo’s Larrymania ranked as the series’ highest episode in the show’s six seasons, among A18-49, according to Nielsen, averaging 164,000 A18-49, and 122,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s North Woods Law on Sunday, January 14 at 9p delivered its strongest rated episode of the series since April 2017 among A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bob Smith, the first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, died at age 59 after a long struggle with ALS. Smith also was the first openly gay man to star in his own HBO Comedy half-hour special, in 1994.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dorothy Malone, film and TV actress who starred as matriarch Constance MacKenzie in the ‘60s series Peyton Place, has died at age 92 of natural causes. Her other TV credits include ABC’s The Greatest Show on Earth, several Peyton Place TV movies and 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man.
(Source: Cynopsis)

24TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.sagawards.org/awards/nominees-and-recipients/24th-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – $20 million
12 Strong – $16.5 million
Den of Thieves – $15.3 million
The Post – $12.2 million
The Greatest Showman – $11 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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