FIRST LOOK/ ON TV WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/23/18)
ID: Dead of Night (Premiere) at 10p
LIFETIME: UNREAL (Finale) at 9pm

ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy for season 15, not exactly a surprise since it’s the net’s number one drama among A18-49, is up 3% in total viewers versus last year and Ellen Pompeo had already signed a new two-year deal with the show. The medical drama will now be ABC’s longest-running primetime scripted series – The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett ran for 14 seasons (1952-1966).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season three finale of Ash vs. Evil Dead on April 29 will also be the end of the road for the series on Starz. This season the show dipped to an average .08 rating among A18-49 and 177,000 total viewers. “Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime,” tweeted series star Bruce Campbell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also canceled: Ghost War, after one season on Syfy. Horror series premiered in October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“We live in a world that would have been very, very hard to predict even 20 or 30 years ago,” said director James Cameron (Terminator, Avatar) at a weekend press event for AMC’s James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. “We are co-evolving with our own technology. So we are sort of on the cutting edge of a big experiment…Science fiction is kind of our headlights; it helps us see what’s down the road.” Six-parter launches Monday, April 30 at 10p
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wendy Mericle, until recently EP/co-showrunner of the CW’s Arrow, inked an overall deal with ABC Studios. Mericle will develop new projects for broadcast, cable and streamers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of WE tv’s David Tutera’s CELEBrations includes partiers Zendaya, Heidi and Spencer Pratt and Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, starting Friday, April 27 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV and content studio Gunpowder & Sky announced that next generation stunt series Too Stupid To Diedeveloped in conjunction with YouTube banned daredevil Zach Holmes, will premiere in June. The eight-parter tells the story of a backyard stunt family “making a name for themselves with nothing but blood, sweat and fearlessness.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central’s Detroiters returns for season two with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, June 21 at 10p. Show will air each Thursday at 10:30 through the ten-episode season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! will dedicate this week’s shows to Avengers: Infinity War. Guest lineup includes the film’s stars, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Paul Bettany, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Dave Bautista, Mark Ruffalo, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen and Winston Duke.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook updated its data policy, clarifying how data is collected, how the social media giant uses it, and how it might be shared or removed. “Consider who you choose to share with,” warns the 4200-word update, which also confirms Facebook tracks people even if they don’t have a Facebook account, and uses location data to “personalize and improve” its products.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The April 14 installment of E! Snapchat show Face Forward set a record as NBCUniversal’s most-watched Snapchat Discover episode with over 12 million unique viewers. In its second season, the makeover show is averaging over 6 million US unique viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Every season of Friday Night Lights is now available to stream on Hulu, via a new agreement with NBCUniversal. Cult fave high school football drama ran from 2006-2011.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access grabbed development rights for limited event series 8 Fights – The Life of Muhamad Ali, from Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment and CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Geena Davis is returns to Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Nicole Herman for the May 10 episode. The Thelma & Louise star had a story arc on Grey’s during the 2014-15 season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Noah Emmerich (The Americans) will star opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in Netflix drama The Spy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Scandal went out on a high note, topping the hour among A18-49 with 1.3/5, up +44% week to week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s Tanked did just the opposite, scoring a season high rating among A25-54 on April 13, and was up +14% week over week in the demo in L+3. The episode helped pushed Animal Planet into ad-supported cable’s Top 10 among M25-54 at 9p (#9).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on April 13, Disney Junior‘s Muppet Babies grew for the third consecutive week in Total Viewers (+8%, to 1.25 million) to deliver its most-watched telecast yet, while also generating new series highs among Kids 2-5 (546,000/3.5 rating), Girls 2-5 (234,000/3.1), Boys 2-5 (312,000/3.9) and A18-49 (342,000/0.3).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second episode of BBC America spy drama Killing Eve delivered 692,000 viewers, growing from its series premiere last week in total viewers and both the A25-54 and 18-49 demos, in Nielsen live+3 ratings. A 25-54 grew 9% from premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
A Quiet Place – $22 million
Rampage – $21 million
I Feel Pretty – $16.2 million
Super Troopers 2 – $14.7 million
Truth or Dare – $7.9 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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