FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUL TRAIN AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/26/18)
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Premiere) at 8pm
GAME SHOW NETWORK: America Says (Premiere) at 9pm
VH1: Love & Hip Hop (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Long Island Medium (Finale) at 8pm

ABC is not moving forward with the spin-off of The Middle centered on the Sue Heck character. A pilot had been shot for the show, written by The Middle creators DeAnne Heline and Eileen Heisler.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also at the alphabet net, Take Two won’t make it to a second season. Summer procedural series starring Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian averaged a .6 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One show that will be returning for season two is Ugly Delicious (“food is a four-letter word”), renewed by Netflix. Star/producer David Chang tweeted the news on Thanksgiving.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner said it will issue refunds to customers who paid $19.99 to watch Friday’s PPV match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Bleacher Report Live, after a technical glitch prompted the company to make the livestream available for free. “Prior to the start of the event, we experienced a technical issue with the B/R Live paywall page that we tried to quickly resolve. We decided to take down the paywall to ensure that fans who already purchased the event would not miss any action,” said a spokesperson on Saturday. Comcast is issuing a credit to customers who paid for the match on its Xfinity platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andie McDowell will guest-star on Hulu’s limited series inspired by Four Weddings and a Funeral, reports Deadline. McDowell, who starred in the 1994 film, will play a new character in the project, written and produced by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton. Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) will star, replacing original lead Jessica Williams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central’s first “31 Days of Holiday Survival” stunt will feature movies, specials and event marathons, “to make folks laugh out loud, forget their troubles and celebrate the year ahead.” First up: Adam Sandler movies on Saturday, December 1, from 5p-2a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the home stretch to Christmas, TV One will air an Eve marathon on Monday, December 24, from 6a-6p. Immediately following the stunt, viewers can binge-watch a holiday collection of TV One’s Christmas movies during a 32-hour holiday movie marathon from Christmas Eve at 6p through Christmas night at 2a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Just before Thanksgiving, Amazon emailed some customers to inform them that their names and emails had been disclosed due to a “technical error.” The issue was fixed, said Amazon, adding, “there is no need for you to change your password or take any other action.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Conners on Tuesday delivered 6.9 million viewers and 1.4 among A18-49, less than half a rating point behind a NBC’s This Is Us (1.8). It was a series low in the demo for the NBC drama, but enough to win the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thanksgiving football left Fox and NBC with something to be thankful for. Fox’s Cowboys/Redskins game hit 14.1 in metered market ratings, up 10% versus last year, and NBC’s Saints/Falcons matchup was up 18% with an 11.4 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Master magician Ricky Jay died November 24. He was 72. In addition to stage and film, Ray’s TV work included Deadwood and a profile on American Masters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2018 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.bet.com/shows/soul-train-awards/nominees.html

Legend Award Honoree – Erykah Badu
https://www.bet.com/shows/soul-train-awards/2018/honorees/erykah-badu-is-honored-as-the-legend-award-recipient.html

Lady of Soul Honoree – Faith Evans
https://www.bet.com/shows/soul-train-awards/2018/honorees/faith-evans-is-truly-a-lady-of-soul.html

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Ralph Breaks The Internet – $55.7 million
Creed II – $35.3 million
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – $30.2 million
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – $29.7 million
Bohemian Rhapsody – $13.9 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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