FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/30/18)
ABC: Dancing With The Stars (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Very Superstitious with George Lopez (Premiere) at 8pm
AMC: AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Elementary (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Sticker Shock (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Dallas Cakes (Premiere) at 10:30pm
BRAVO: Vanderpump Rules (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Spring Baking Championship (Finale) at 9pm
GOLF: Shotmakers (Finale) at 9pm
VH1: Tayana & Iman (Finale) at 9pm

Over 60 women, including Rachel Maddow, Mika Brzezinski and Andrea Mitchell, signed a letter supporting NBC News vet Tom Brokaw after he was accused of sexual harassment by a former NBC News staffer. Said the letter, “As professional women, we fully endorse the conversation around abuse of power in the workplace. In the context of that conversation, we would like to share our perspectives on working with Tom Brokaw….Tom has treated each of us with fairness and respect. He has given each of us opportunities for advancement and championed our successes throughout our careers. As we have advanced across industries – news, publishing, law, business and government – Tom has been a valued source of counsel and support. We know him to be a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As for Brokaw, accused by Linda Vester of trying to pressure her into having a sexual relationship in the 1990s, the veteran journalist said, “My NBC colleagues are bewildered that Vester, who had limited success at NBC News, a modest career at Fox and a reputation as a colleague who had trouble with the truth, was suddenly the keeper of the flame of of journalistic integrity.” NBC News chairman Andy Lack said in a memo Friday night that NBC News takes allegations such as those against Brokaw seriously.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Michelle Wolf’s headline performance at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner drew criticism from some quarters for particularly brutal and raunchy jabs, particularly at women in the White House. “I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders, you know? Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Cousin Huckabee, is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders?” asked Wolf.  “What’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? Oh, I know. Aunt Coulter.” Tweeted the NYTimesPeter Baker, “Unfortunately, I don’t think we advanced the cause of journalism tonight.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As Michelle Wolf was hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner, Netflix dropped its first teaser for The Break with Michelle Wolf, debuting Sunday, May 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy has decided not to move forward with Tremors, a revival of the 1990 film that was to feature the original’s star, Kevin Bacon. “Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not be reality,” Bacon posted on Instagram.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Camila Cabello, Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Taylor SwiftMaroon 5, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran lead the nominations for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards. Winners will be announced Friday, June 22, with a telecast of show airing Saturday, June 23 at 8p on Disney Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Highlights of Freeform’s May slate include the two-hour season finale of  Shadowhunters (Tuesday, May 15 at 9p)  and season finales of Famous in Love (Wednesday, May 30 at 8p) and Siren (Thursday, May 24 at 8p). To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Freeform will air a special Happily Ever After-themed Funday Weekend Movie Marathon on May 12 and 13, with Disney Princess movies, and a “Royal Wedding Slumber Party” on Friday, May 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? returns Monday, May 21 at 9p. This year’s crop of celebs tracing their ancestry includes Hilary Duff (Younger), Jean Smart (Legion), Two and a Half Men’s Jon Cryer, Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), and SNL alum Molly Shannon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Travel Channel’s Caribbean Pirate Treasure debuts with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 13 at 10p and 10:30p. Docu-series follows the underwater adventures of Philippe Cousteau and his wife Ashlan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New ID series The Last 24 has its first episode Friday, May 11 at 9p, with investigators reconstructing the final hours of victims’ lives to crack murder cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A special edition of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Jane Lynch, will join the Red Nose Day celebration on Thursday, May 24 at 9p. Kelly Clarkson (The Voice), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Chelsea Handler (Chelsea), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Sarah Silverman (I Love You, America), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) and Cedric the Entertainer (Why Him) will compete in support of the mission to end child poverty.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu is approaching 20 million subscribers, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which means it’s grown nearly 18% since January. The company has been investing more in library and original content, including buzz-worthy, Emmy-winning The Handmaid’s Tale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BritBox, the subscription service from BBC Studios and ITV, is celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle with ITV’s live broadcast of the big event. Live stream begins on BritBox at 10:30a BST and will also have time-shifted streams for EDT and PDT viewers.  An hour-long Royal wedding highlights show will be available soon after the wedding concludes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tidal struck a partnership with LeBron James’ digital media company, Uninterrupted, to exclusively premiere Becoming Bobby Feeno, a docu-series following former NFL Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster from his mid-season retirement through recording his debut album, “Flamingo & Koval.” Project was first incubated on the Tongal platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Help Us Get Married!, hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, will premiere over two nights, starting Thursday, May 3 on Facebook Watch. Interactive docu-series follows three newly-engaged couples planning their weddings with the help of the Facebook community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Motherland, from Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), debuts on Sundance Now Thursday, May 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards delivered 2.18 million total viewers, 1.12 million A18-49 and 529,000 A18-34, according to Nielsen. The network ranked #1 in 8-11p prime among all broadcast networks airing non-sports programming, regardless of language, among A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Avengers: Infinity War – $250 million
A Quiet Place – $10.7 million
I Feel Pretty – $8.1 million
Rampage – $7.1 million
Black Panther – $4.4 million
(Box Office Mojo)

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