FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/22/18)
ANIMAL PLANET: The Crocodile Hunter: Best of Steve Irwin (Premiere) at 8pm
BRAVO: Welcome To Waverly (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws: Memphis: Full Throttle (Premiere) at 8p
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws: Memphis (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Living Alaska (Premiere) at 9pm
VH1: T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle (Premiere) at 9pm
CNBC: American Greed (Finale) at 9pm

In yet another change at the top for broadcast networks, Charlie Collier, president of AMC Networks for ten years, is moving to Fox. Collier has been named chief executive of entertainment, replacing co-chief executive of the Fox Television Group, Gary Newman, who had planned to stay in the job only through this television season. The other co-chief, Dana Walden, is moving to Disney after its $71.3 billion acquisition of assets of 21st Century Fox, which does not include the broadcast network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Charlie is a longtime friend and colleague, and he will be inheriting a team of passionate and incredibly talented executives,” said Newman. “This accelerated transition allows me to pursue new opportunities on my own timeline with the comfort I am leaving the network in capable hands.” Offered Collier, “I can’t imagine a more exciting next step than this new role at Fox, which combines the power and reach of a broadcast division, some of the best live assets on the planet from which to build entertainment audiences and fan engagement, and a proven leadership team with a ‘make new rules’ start-up mentality.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

And Collier got this sendoff from Ed Carroll, COO of AMC Networks: “Charlie Collier is a stellar executive and leader. This is a great opportunity for him and we know he will make an enormous contribution to this new venture. We will miss him and are so thankful for his many achievements here over the past decade.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Some like it hot: Firehouse drama Station 19 got a full season order for season two. Shondaland’s Grey’s Anatomy spin-off built on its season premiere by 24% in total viewers and 25% among A18-49 for series highs in Live+3; through its first two episodes, the show’s sophomore run is drawing 7.9 million viewers in 1.8/7 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also landing a full season order is Fox’s The Cool Kids. With its Last Man Standing lead-in, Kids debuted to 10.2 million viewers and a 2.1 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And CBS gave full-season orders to three freshman series: God Friended Me, averaging 10 million viewers, up 8% in its time period versus last season; its Magnum P.I. reboot, reaching over 9 million viewers each week, up 50% versus last season, and The Neighborhood, averaging over 8 million viewers, up 14% from last season’s Kevin Can Wait.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A week after it canceled Marvel’s Iron Fist, it was revealed Netflix is not bringing Luke Cage back for a third season. Deadline attributes the decision to creative differences and high costs. The streamer also canceled All About the Washingtons after one season; the autobiographical family comedy starred Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Justine Simmons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) inked a talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox Television calling for the comedian/actor/writer to develop, exec produce and potentially star in a comedy series under his Four Square Miles Inc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

China from Above, a four-parter following life in traditional and modern China, launches on Smithsonian Channel on Monday, November 19 at 8p, the day after the returns of American in Color and The Lost Tapes at 8p and 9p, November 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime subscribers don’t have to wait until Sunday, October 28 for the season six premiere of Ray Donovan. The drama is available now via Showtime streaming, Showtime Anytime and on demand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of WE tv docu-series Love After Lockup launches Friday, December 7 at 9p. Season 1 premiered earlier this year and saw the audience rise 86% among W25-54 and 62% among A25-54 from the premiere in Nielsen Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Renovation expert/New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight restores a centuries-old New England farmhouse in a new HGTV pilot, Farmhouse Fixer, slated to air in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nicki Minaj and Spanish singer Rosalía are the first performer names announced for the 2018 MTV EMAs, airing live from Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9p CET.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And Kelsea BalleriniLuke BryanKenny ChesneyDan + ShayOld DominionCarrie Underwood, and Keith Urban make up the first group of performers announced for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, airing Wednesday, November 14 at 7p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kristin Chenoweth will be the featured guest and narrator for his year’s Christmas concert in Salt Lake City by The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square on December 13, 14 and 15. Event will air as a special on PBS and BYUtv.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air Wednesday, May 1 at 8p on NBC. Last year’s show aired on a Sunday, May 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian-actor Zainab Johnson (Late Night with Seth Meyers) is set to host the finale screening and awards ceremony of the 13th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival on October 24 in Hollywood. The festival is part of the net’s talent infusion programs celebrating diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Matthew Broderick will play a high school principal in Netflix post-apocalyptic high school dramedy Daybreak. It’s the first series regular role for the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The stars are coming out for CBS’s Murphy Brown revival. Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher are all set to guest star in upcoming episodes. Comedy airs Thursdays at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SNL alum Molly Shannon will reprise her role of Valerie Bassett on NBC’s Will & Grace. Shannon played Val for five episodes in the show’s original run, as well as last season. Will Bomer will return for three more episodes as TV anchor McCoy Whitman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dana Melanie (Wild Nights with Emily) and Rafael Cebrian (Narcos) landed series regular roles in season three of Netflix’s Greenhouse AcademyPaloma Faith has joined upcoming Epix drama Pennyworth in a series regular role…Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Affair) will co-star in CBS drama pilot Surveillance opposite Sophia Bush….Azie Tesfai (Jane the Virgin) will play the sister of James Olsen in season four of CW’s Supergirl, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of its “No Excuses” campaign to get 100,000 people to vote in the midterm elections, theSkimm, has teamed with Shondaland for a five-part video series featuring stars from Shondaland series. Episodes are available on Shondaland.com and the Daily Skimm newsletter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Children’s animated TV series Motown Magic premieres Tuesday, November 20 on Netflix, featuring characters from Josh Wakely (Beat Bugs). Smokey Robinson serves as executive music producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Universal Kids kicked off its new Saturday unscripted block over the weekend, with the season one premiere of The Voice Kids, along with new episodes of Top Chef Junior and American Ninja Warrior Junior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second episode of the new season of BBC America’s Doctor Who saw Live+3 ratings growth of +10% from the season premiere among A18-49 (780,000). It’s the first time that the franchise has grown from a season premiere since debuting on the network in 2010.  With Jodie Whittaker as the 13th and first female doctor, it’s the series’ biggest regular season audience in 3 years with 1.65 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET’s Hip Hop Awards and Hustle in Brooklyn debut night reached 4 million total viewers and 2 million A18-49, and was the number one entertainment net on cable among W18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Halloween – $77.5 million
A Star Is Born – $19.3 million
Venom – $18.1 million
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $9.7 million
First Man – $8.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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