FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/12/18)
HISTORY: The Curse of Oak Island: Digging Deeper (Premiere) at 8pm
NAT. GEO.: Mars (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Explorer (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO.: Startalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Premiere) at 11pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: China From Above (Premiere) at 8pm

Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are teaming with Discovery Inc. to start their own lifestyle-focused network. “We’re excited to be back,” Chip Gaines told The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon on Friday (after which Joanna posted on Instagram, “Ummm @chipgaines may or may not have gotten a little ahead of himself and let the cat out of the bag about something big”). “We are currently in the early stages of talking with Discovery about a lifestyle-focused media network,” said a spokesperson for Gaines brand Magnolia. “The details surrounding this opportunity remain a work in progress, but together, our hope is to build a different kind of platform for unique, inspiring and family-friendly content.” The Gaineses announced last year they were ending their HGTV series to focus on their family and many businesses – a Target product line, books, magazine, restaurant, and tourist destination Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas, to name a few.
(Source: Cynopsis)
  

It may not be over for Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, headed into its seventh and final season. During the company’s earnings call, Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs told reporters, “We’re already in discussions and when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with [OITNB creator Jenji Kohan] about a potential sequel.” 
(Source: Cynopsis)

WarnerMedia has approached NBCUniversal about the possibility of licensing content for its planned streaming service, according to The Information. The move to expand program options on the service, set to launch in late 2019, comes as Disney plans the debut of its own streaming service, bolstered by its upcoming acquisition 21st Century Fox assets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tribune Media posted strong 3Q18 results, beating analysts’ expectations with earnings per share of 61 cents, and an 11% rise in revenue to $498 million. Political advertising revenue came in at $42.5 million, up 90% from the last midterm election.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the zombie lover on your gift list, AMC’s new offerings include an exclusive Christmas sweater, bobbleheads, fine art from illustrator Brian Rood, figurines, collectibles, keepsake ornaments. Still haven’t found just the right item? Fans can also “Beer The Walking Dead” with the “Fear the Walking Dead” inspired beer, “Augie’s Ale.”
(Source: Cynopsis)  

Warren Littlefield has signed an exclusive pod deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television. The new deal follows a two-year first-look pact with Fox 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gunpowder & Sky is partnering with Zelda Williams to develop her short, Shrimp, into a weekly half-hour show. The series, written, directed, produced by and starring Williams, is also executive produced by Joshua Thurston.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SNL vet Vanessa Bayer will co-create, write and star in Big Deal, a comedy in development at Showtime, reports Deadline. Project comes from Annapurna Television, with Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) attached to direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together) has launched a production company, Two Shakes Entertainment, with a first-look deal with CBS Television Studios and its first broadcast project, Glamorous, sold to the CW. Two Shakes aims to work with diverse voices, focusing on protagonists not normally at the center of a show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians) is in talks to reprise the role of Star Trek Discovery’s Captain Emperor Georgiou in a CBS All Access spinoff, reports Deadline. Yeoh is appearing in a Discovery season two storyline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Ranch, a setting for many TV shows and movies, including HBO’s Westworld, burned down on Friday in California’s devastating Woolsey fire. HBO said Westworld is not in production and, “Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all those affected by these horrible fires.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Texas congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw, the former Navy SEAL who lost an eye while on duty in Afghanistan, accepted an on-air apology from SNL’s Pete Davidson, who the week before had joked about Crenshaw’s looks. Crenshaw also got a few jabs in himself (“Pete looks like if the meth from Breaking Bad were a person”), before urging Americans to “remember what brings up together as a country and still see the good in each other.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season six premiere of NBC’s The Blacklist is set for Friday, January 4, with a special two-hour episode that starts at 8p. Spy drama moves to its regular 9p slot the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ten contestants return to compete for a spot in the Drag Rage Hall of Fame on season four of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, premiering on OUTtv on Friday, December 14 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform’s Grown-ish is back for season two on January 2 at 8p, with Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and friends heading into their sophomore year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples have been added as performers for The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville Wednesday, November 14 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History teamed with Cigna for a campaign to support Cigna’s free national Veteran Support Line. “Century of Courage,” a custom-branded content and short form series, was produced for Cigna and is running through the end of month across linear, digital and social platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MSG Networks is launching “Food Week” today, with a full week of food-themed programming across MSG Networks’ linear and digital channel. Content will be integrated into pre-game show segments and in-game spots, as well as shorts that will air after every game this week. “By offering unique access into the New York sports scene through a new lens such as food, we can creatively tap into a wider audience,” said Kevin Marotta, SVP, marketing and content strategy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new app similar to Vine will launch in spring of 2019 as Byte, announced Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann in a tweet short on details. Vine was shuttered in 2016, four years after it was purchased by Twitter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook has amended its workplace policy, making arbitration a choice rather than a requirement in sexual harassment claims. The decision to allow employees to go to court if they choose follows backlash from tech employees upset by how companies have dealt with claims in the past; Google changed its policy last Thursday after a work walk-out protest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Matthew Modine (Stranger Things) will star opposite Sophia Bush in CBS drama pilot Surveillance….Anna Paquin (True Blood) will play the series regular role of Alison and Cole’s daughter Joanie in a flash-forward storyline on the fifth and final season of Showtime’s The Affair.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For its mid-season return, TV One’s Uncensored ranked as the #1 series in its 10p time slot on Sunday nights among African-American Households, P25-54, W25-54, and Persons 2+. Unsung Hollywood was the #3 series in its 9p time slot on Sunday nights in the same demos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Married to Medicine had its highest-rated episode of the season across all key demos, including 708,000 among P18-49 in Nielsen Live+3, 847,000 among P25-54 and 1.4 million total viewers. The net’s Below Deck also scored its top-rated episode of the season so far among P25-54 (1.3 million) and total viewers (2.2 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – COMPLETE WINNER’S LIST
https://www.eonline.com/shows/peoples_choice_awards/news/980505/people-s-choice-awards-2018-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – $66 million
Bohemian Rhapsody – $30.9 million
Overlord – $10.1 million
The Nutcracker and The Four Realms – $9.6 million
The Girl In The Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story – $8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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