FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/6/18)
ABC: The Bachelorette (Premiere) at 8pm
AMC: Better Call Saul (Premiere) at 9pm
AMC: Lodge 49 (Premiere) at 10pm
DISNEY: Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp (Premiere) at 7:30pm
DIY: DIY Network Ultimate Retreat (Premiere) at 8pm
ESTRELLA TV: El Mameluco (Premiere) at 4pm
FOOD NETWORK: Kids Baking Championship (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Reality Cupcakes (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Man vs. Food (Finale) at 9pm

Sir Patrick Stewart joined executive producer Alex Kurtzman at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention to announce he will be returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard for a new CBS All Access Star Trek series. “I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” said Stewart. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning.” The series is not a reboot, but will tell the next chapter of Picard’s life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, addressed speculation that the network would cancel its Television Critics Association press tour event on Sunday following allegations in The New Yorker of sexual misconduct by CBS CEO Leslie Moonves. Acknowledging, “This has been a tough week at CBS,” Kahl said, “There are literally thousands of talented producers, writers, actors, crews. Not to mention all the people at CBS who have been preparing for months to launch the fall season. They worked incredibly hard and they deserve our best efforts to share all the new shows with all of you. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive and safe workplace.” As for Moonves, Kahl added, “Leslie has been an excellent boss and mentor for a long time. He put me in this job. At the same time….All allegations need to be and are being taken seriously.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NCIS: New Orleans EP Brad Kern has been formally suspended as CBS investigates long-term allegations that Kern created a toxic, sexist work environment. “I’m told we will have results soon,” Kahl told reporters at TCA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Code Black, canceled after three seasons, might not be most sincerely dead. Kahl said at TCA that while “economics challenged” the medical drama, the network “would like to figure out a way” to resuscitate it….The Big Bang Theory will launch season twelve in the fall, and “We don’t believe it’s the final season,” said Kahl. “We are in preliminary discussions to renew the show.”…Dick Wolf (Law & Order) didn’t rule out the possibility of spinoffs for his upcoming CBS effort, FBI, noting, “It’s worked before.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s Murphy Brown (1988-1998) revival will pick up on Donald Trump’s election day before moving to the present day, where the former FYI gang will be working at a cable news network. “When we left these characters in 1998, there was no Internet. There was no social media. Cable news was just getting started,” said series creator Diane English at TCA. “To take these characters and put them in the world of cable news is very rich.” Charles Kimbrough will be reprising the role of anchorman Jim Dial for a multi-episode arc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s The Americans was the only multiple award winner at the Television Critics Association Awards, nabbing honors for Keri Russell, Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Program of the Year. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan won for Individual Achievement in Comedy, Netflix’s Queer Eye took home the Reality trophy, NBC’s The Good Place won for Comedy, and BBC America grabbed honors for Outstanding New Program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN) topped the TCA’s News and Information category. Accepting the award, director/producer Morgan Fallon said of the late Bourdain, who died of suicide in June, “At the core of what I think he did, and what I hoped we helped him do, was walk through any door, sit at any table with the same humility and respect, no matter who he was sitting across from.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The pickup of limited series Devs, from writer/director Alex Garland, was among FX’s announcements at TCA on Friday. Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) will star. “After reading all 8 scripts and hearing Alex’s brilliant vision and commitment to direct all of the epsiodes, it was an easy decision to order Devs to series,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. FX ordered another limited series, Shogun, based on the novel by James Clavell. Fargo will return for season four with Chris Rock starring, and American Horror Story, heading into season eight, was renewed for season ten.
(Source: Cynopsis)

60 MInutes executive producer Jeff Fager, accused in the New Yorker piece of enabling an atmosphere of harassment at the newsmag and making unwanted advances himself, will not be back at his CBS office today following a planned vacation. Having heard the investigation into the allegations, which Fager has denied, is wrapping up soon, “Jeff has decided to stay on vacation,” said a CBS rep.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In response to Lost (2004-2010) star Evangeline Lilly saying during a podcast interview that she was “mortified and trembling” after being “cornered” into doing a scene partially naked, creators and executive producers J.J. AbramsDamon LindelofJack Bender and Carlton Cuse apologized for the alleged incident. “Our response to Evie’s comments in the media was to immediately reach out to her to profoundly apologize for the experience she detailed while working on Lost,” they said in a statement. “We have not yet connected with her, but remain deeply and sincerely sorry. No person should ever feel unsafe at work. Period.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dish Network ended 2Q18 with 10.65 million Dish TV subscribers and 2.34 million Sling TV subscribers. That total of 12.99 million is down from 13.33 million in the period last year. In a 10-Q filing with the SEC, Dish said it is facing increasing competition not only from the likes of Netflix and Amazon, but also direct-to-consumer offerings from programmers like HBO. “Some of these companies have larger customer bases, stronger brand recognition and greater financial, marketing and other resources than we do,” wrote Dish.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dish chairman Charlie Ergen also said he expected the loss of Univision, which went dark June 30 in a retrans dispute, to remain off the air. “This probably is an inflection point,” said Ergen during the 2Q18 earnings call. “I believe this one, personally, is probably permanent.” Univision expressed “concern” that its absence would exacerbate Dish’s subscriber loss, saying a renewed partnership would “propel Dish to greater long-term growth.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures Television has a reboot of The Facts of Life in early stages of development, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s Appian Way and Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean Films in discussions to produce. The Diff’rent Strokes spinoff ran from 1979-1988 on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Bobby Brown Story, picking up where BET’s New Edition miniseries left off, premieres Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5 at 9p on BET. Woody McClain reprises his role as the R&B artist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chefs share their favorite dishes on the season premiere of Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Thursday, September 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Showtime political documentary series The Circus picks up Sunday, September 16 at 8p, just in time for midterm election madness. The first part of the season, this past spring, had its biggest premiere week and grew 10 percent its second week, delivering a series high 1.3 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube is expanding its YouTube Originals portfolio with new Spanish language series, and landed Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Latin pop star Maluma to star in upcoming shows.“Latin America is a region filled with creative storytellers with unique voices, and we’re looking forward to working with them to bring their innovative brand of programming to YouTube fans around the world,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac follow the August 5 season finale with a two-part reunion airing Sunday, August 12 and Sunday, August 19 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Linda Cardellini (Bloodline) will star in Netflix dark comedy Dead to Me, and also serve as a producer….Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) and Archie Madekwe (Legacy) are onboard upcoming Apple drama See as series regulars….Niecy Nash (Claws) has joined Netflix miniseries Central Park Five, along with Kylie Bunbury (Pitch), Aunjanue Ellis (Quanitco), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange Is the New Black), and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Shark Week topped the past two years’ numbers in Primetime across adults, men and women 25-54 and 18-49, as well as among adults, men  and women 25-54, P/W18-49 and W18-34 in Total Day, with double digit increases in demos including P25-54 (+15% versus 2017 and +22% versus 2016).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katz networks BounceLaffEscape and Grit all posted July ratings gains, including Laff’s Primetime viewership gains of +39% in Householed and +83% in the delivery of P18-49; Bounce’s +6% in HHs and +8% gains in Total Day; Escape’s +9% in P18-49 and +2% in Total Day; and Grit’s +17% lift in HHs and +16% in P18+ for the month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $35 million
Disney’s Christopher Robin – $25 million
The Spy Who Dumped Me – $12.4 million
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – $9.1 million
The Equalizer 2 – $8.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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