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

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 6/25/18)
A&E: Cultureshock (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Salvation (Premiere) at 9pm
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Wedding Cake Championship (Premiere) at 9pm
NICK: Double Dare (Premiere) at 8pm
OXYGEN: In Defense Of (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Evidence of Innocence (Finale) at 10pm

Catfish is back in business. Production on the MTV reality show was halted in May after host and EP Nev Schulman was accused on YouTube, by a woman who appeared on the show three years ago, of sexual misconduct. An investigation by MTV and Critical Content found the allegations “not credible and without merit.” Schulman said at the time, “The behavior described in this video did not happen and I’m fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak the truth.” After MTV announced the return of Catfish: The TV Show, Schulman tweeted, “Excited to get back to work!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC pulled the second episode of dating competition series The Proposal after a contestant was accused of facilitating a woman’s sexual assault. In a Facebook post, a Wisconsin woman claimed Michael J. Friday “was directly responsible” for her date rape in November. “An allegation has been made against a contestant on next week’s episode of The Proposal. While the accusation was not related to the contestant’s appearance on the program, we take it very seriously,” said ABC and Warner Horizon. “ABC and the producers of The Proposal are pulling the episode while this matter is under review.” The Proposal airs Mondays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney is willing to sell off more 21st Century Fox assets, including Fox’s regional sports networks, if necessary to win regulatory approval for its $71 billion deal for Fox assets. In an SEC filing, Disney said it could divest assets representing up to $1 billion in total EBITDA, up from $500 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The clock has run out on cult fave Timeless at NBC. The network canceled the time travel drama after its first season, only to reverse the decision following fan outcry, but is pulling the plug after season two. Of a reported possible two-hour movie to wrap up plotlines, show creator Eric Kripke tweeted, “We’re ready to make it if @NBC really wants it.” Kripke also said Sony is trying to find a new home for the show, but “no luck so far.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nathalie Kelley, who played Cristal on CW’s Dynasty reboot, will not be returning for season two. In the season one finale, the character had been shot and was trapped in a fire. While Cristal doesn’t appear headed to a happy ending, “I’ve got my life back,” Kelley told E!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, spiritual advisor to Roseanne Barr, released an edited podcast of a phone conversation he had with the tearful comedian shortly after ABC canceled Roseanne over  racist tweets. “I didn’t mean what they think I meant,” says Barr.  “And that’s what’s so painful. But I have to face that it hurt people. When you hurt people, even unwillingly, there’s no excuse…I’m a lot of things, a loudmouth and all that stuff….I’m just so sorry that I was so unclear and stupid.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC renewed anthology series The Terror. Season two, an AMC Studios production produced by Ridley Scott, will be set during World War II and center on a specter that menaces a Japanese-American community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Platform One Medie inked a first-look TV deal with Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) and her producing partner, Jayme Lemons, through their Jaywalker Pictures. First project to go into development via the deal is one-hour series Mr. & Mrs. American Pie, based on the novel by the same name.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dear White People was picked up for season three by Netflix. Series narrator Giancarlo Esposito made the video announcement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kronicle Media’s Korin Huggins and Monique Nash inked a two-year project development deal with Universal Cable Productions. Kronicle will develop original scripted programming for the NBCU Cable Entertainmen group, as well as external networks and streamers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wilmer Velderrama inked a two-year, first look deal-with CBS Television Studios for his WV Entertainment, for scripted and unscripted projects with an emphasis on diversity. The pact also includes Valderrama continuing in his role on NCIS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Story of Cool, a three-part docuseries from Part2 Pictures, Getty Images and LL COOL J Inc., premieres Sunday, July 1 at 9p on MSNBC. Each episode explores a new element of “cool” – the rise of prominent leaders, product advertisements, and how the battle for “cool” has the power to create rivalries and elevate cultural icons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Monster is back on ID Sunday, July 8 at 9p. First up: secret home movies uncover a shocking tale of deceit.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV’s premiere of UK series The Ronnie Wood Show has the Rolling Stones guitarist sitting down with Paul McCartney on Wednesday, July 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aspire grabbed cable rights to all five seasons to The Bernie Mac Show from Twentieth Television. The series, which aired on Fox from 2001-2006, launches with an all-day marathon on July 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s chief communications officer is leaving the company after seven years, after using the N-word in front of co-workers. “Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy,” tweeted Jonathan Friedland. “I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where I want everyone to feel included and appreciated.” In a memo explaining the situation, CEO Reed Hastings said Friedland used the N-word several months ago during a discussion about sensitive words, and again a few days later in front of two black employees in the HR department when they were speaking about the incident. “Many of us have worked closely with Jonathan for a long time, and have mixed emotions,” said Hastings. “Unfortunately, his lack of judgment in this area was too big for him to remain.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lisa Edelstein, currently starring in the fifth and final season of Bravo’s The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, will recur on season two of ABC’s The Good Doctor. The role reunites Edelstein with House EP David Shore.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Victor Williams (King of Queens) landed a series regular role on CBS’s Happy Together. Williams replaces Tim Meadows, who had the role in the pilot but is moving to ABC’s The Goldbergs spinoff.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) and Ashley Romans (I’m Dying Up Here) will recur on season nine of Showtime’s Shameless.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The two-hour series premiere of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone averaged 2.8 million viewers in Live+SD Nielsens, the most-watched original scripted series telecast ever on the net or its forerunner Spike. Add in two encores and audience hit nearly 4 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Total Bellas reached a series high 1.2 million viewers and 722,000 P18-49 on Sunday, June 17, to rank among the top 5 original programs in primetime ad-supported cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pulitzer-winning journalist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer died June 21 of cancer. He was 68. In a letter read on-air June 8 by Outnumbered host Sandra Smith, Krauthammer revealed he had just weeks to live. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend, Charles Krauthammer,” said Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott in a statement. “A gifted doctor and brilliant political commentator, Charles was a guiding voice throughout his time with Fox News and we were incredibly fortunate to showcase his extraordinary talent on our programs.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

2018 BET AWARDS – WINNERS LIST 
https://www.eonline.com/news/946295/bet-awards-2018-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – $150 million
Incredibles 2 – $80.9 million
Ocean’s 8 – $11.7 million
Tag – $8.2 million
Deadpool 2 – $5.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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