FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/3/18)
BRAVO: Vanderpump Rules (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Unanchored (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Maine Cabin Masters (Premiere) at 10pm
E!: Vanderpump Rules at 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: China From Above (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Who Do You Think You Are? (Premiere) at 10pm

AMC renewed Preacher for season four. The drama, from Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, begins production in Australia in early 2019. “Preacher is a show unlike any other on television,” said David Madden, President, Programming, Entertainment Networks, AMC Networks. “A passionate base of fans found their way to Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy and have followed along with their adventures, at times indescribable adventures.”
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Not making it to season four is Netflix’s Daredevil, canceled after three seasons. “Although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note,” said the streamer. Disney-owned Marvel assured disappointed fans they haven’t seen the last Daredevil, saying, “We look forward to more adventures with the Man Without Fear in the Future.” It’s a trend – Netflix axed Marvel’s Iron Fist and Luke Cage in October.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

NBC picked up two more episodes each from Wednesday night block shows Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med, bringing season orders for all three to 22 episodes.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

In a lengthy Facebook post, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed three allegations of sexual misconduct. “These accusations have received a fair amount of press in the past forty-eight hours, unaccompanied by my reactions,” he wrote. “In many cases, it’s not the media’s fault. I declined comment on the grounds that serious accusations should not be adjudicated in the press. But clearly I cannot continue to stay silent.” After recounting his side of the stories, the Cosmos and StarTalk host said he welcomes the investigation Nat Geo and Fox announced on Friday.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

A blackout on Dish Network was brief for Tegna stations on Saturday. The companies reached a multi-year carriage deal within hours, restoring station signals.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Stephen Schiff (The Americans) will serve as exec producer and showrunner for the upcoming prequel to Rogue One, one of streamer Disney+’s two Star Wars-themed series, reports Deadline. The Lucasfilm project, starring Rogue One’s Diego Luna, is slated to start production next year.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Ion’s A Royal Christmas Fashion, focused on the romance of a fashion assistant and a prince, debuts Sunday, December 16, at 9p.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Season eleven of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles premieres on Thursday, January 3, at 9p. Among the celebs eager to sell this time round: NFLer Antonio Pierce and singer Kelly Rowland.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen holiday special O Come OG Faithful airs Thursday, December 20, at 11p. Housewives Vicki Gunvalson, NeNe Leakes, Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, Teresa Giudice, and Kyle Richards gather to “deck the halls and spill some tea.”
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

HGTV’s David Bromstad is back to help the suddenly wealthy find fantasy homes in a new season of My Lottery Dream Home, returning Friday, January 4, at 9p.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns for “Part 2” on Friday, April 5. The popular witch saga premiered in late October. A standalone Christmas episode debuts Friday, December 14.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly is now available on Facebook Watch. The deal with 20th Century Fox Television brings Facebook buzzworthy thirtysomething cult faves. Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar broke the news to her fans in a video on her Facebook page.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Apple Music will be available on Amazon’s Echo smart speakers starting the week of December 17. “Music is one of the most popular features on Alexa – since we launched Alexa four years ago, customers are listening to more music in their homes than ever before,” said Dave Limp, SVP, Amazon Devices. Spotify’s premium service is also available through Echo.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next passed 46 million viewers in the 24 hours after it was released on YouTube Friday, setting a new one-day record for most-watched debut video. Previous record holder was BTS’s Idol.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

NYC’s Carnegie Deli, which closed in 2016 after 79 years, is back in business this week, thanks to Amazon’s The Marveous Mrs. Maisel. A pop-up Jewish-style deli in Nolita is offering 1958-era jukeboxes and blackboard specials, including the Maisel (for “women who eat, not ladies who lunch”) through December 8.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Gerald McRaney (This Is Us) and wife Delta Burke (Designing Women), as well as Ben Lawson (Designated Survivor), Michele Weaver (Love Is _) and Tim Reid (Greenleaf), will star in Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: If I Had Wings, an episode of Netflix’s upcoming anthology series…Nick Nolte (Graves) has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, one of two Star Wars series coming up on the Disney+ streaming service.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Football continues to score in primetime. Fox’s Thursday Night Football had its highest-rated night ever in metered market results, with 14.6/25, up 28% over the week prior’s Thanksgiving game on NBC.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Bravo limited series Dirty John got off to a good start, launching as the net’s highest-rated series premiere in almost three years on total viewers. The show reached a combined Live+3 average audience of 3.8 million total viewers across airings (including on USA, E! and Oxygen). Bravo’s premiere telecast on November 25 delivered an average Live+3 audience of 826,000 P18-49, 1 million P25-54 and 2.1 million total viewers.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Also scoring with a multi-network telecast (BET, BET Her, VH1, MTV2, Logo) was BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards on November 25, the #1 entertainment (excl. sports) telecast among AA P18-49, #1 cable telecast among AA P18-49 and #1 cable telecast for AA P2+, according to Nielson Live+SD data.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

ABC’s Child Support moved back an hour, to 8p, on Friday and had its most-watched telecast (3.2 million) of the season, matching its season best A18-49 number (0.5/3).
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

The U.S. television premiere of animated hit movie Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos (Huevos: Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventure) on Cinelatino was the highest-rated Spanish-language cable program on Thanksgiving, November 22, during the 7pm to 11pm timeslot among HHs, Adults, and M18-49. During the 7p showing, the film drew 41,000 viewers, 38,000 A18-49 and 26,000 M18-29.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Food Network’s November premieres averaged a sweet .7 P25-54 rating, up +30% versus a year ago. A top 10 cable network for W25-54 (#5) and upscale W25-54 (#6), November was the most upscale month the network has ever had. Time spent viewing also hit an all-time network high with an average 94 minutes per week, +7 minutes versus last year.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Katz networks all hit November highs. Bounce’s first original movie, A Stone Cold Christmas, reached over 1.4 million viewers for its premiere airings on Sunday, November 25; Laff had primetime gains of +28% in HHs (188,000) and +31% in total viewers versus the same period in 2017; Escape boasted primetime gains of +13% in HHs and +8% in P18-49; and Grit rose +5% in HHs (188,000) and +4% in total viewers (217,000).
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

Actor Ken Berry died December 1. He was 85. Berry is best known to TV audiences for his roles on F-Troop, Mama’s Family and Mayberry R.F.D.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Ralph Breaks The Internet – $25.8 million
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – $17.7 million
Creed II – $16.8 million
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – $11.2 million
Bohemian Rhapsody – $8.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

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