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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SCREEN ACORS GUILD AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 1/28/19)
TNT: I Am The Night (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Fatal Attraction (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: For My Man (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: The 1990’s: The Deadliest Decade (Finale) at 9pm

Amazon Studios walked away the winner in a Sundance bidding war for U.S. distribution rights to Late Night. Amazon offered a record $13 million for the comedy, written and produced by Mindy Kaling, in which Emma Thompson plays a late-night talk show host. “The moment the lights came up after the premiere, we knew Late Night is a film our viewers will love and talk about,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. “It’s an incisive workplace comedy that reinvents all the tropes about women.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Microsoft Education has joined BBC Learning, Angelina Jolie and BBC World Service in developing a previously announced current affairs program for children. BBC Learning and Microsoft have designed a global media literacy and student journalism initiative that ties in with the program; Microsoft will invest in both. The initiative aims to give students ages 7-14 the knowledge, tools and critical thinking skills required to understand, evaluate and contextualize news.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After announcing last week that it would lay off 15% of its workforce, Buzzfeed eliminated its entire national news desk and most of its national security team. Employees are bracing for layoffs in other departments this week. CEO Jonah   Peretti said the cuts were necessary so the company can “focus on content that is working.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mike E. Winfield came out on top in the 15th annual StandUp NBC competition for comedians of diverse backgrounds. Winfield won the opportunity to perform for talent bookers as well as headline the regional showcases for the 2019 StandUp NBC competition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards – honoring fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues – were announced Friday. Ceremonies take place in LA on March 28 and in New York on May 4; for a list of nominees go here: https://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/30/nominees.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix will account for 20% of online video consumption in the U.S. by 2023, while viewing on traditional TV will dip to 42%, predicts a report from Morgan Stanley analysts. Hulu will also make gains but remain much smaller. According to the report, the biggest video growth will come from video services other than Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, including international streaming platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV dating series Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny has two Jersey Shore Vacation stars looking for love, starting later this year. The reality show “like no other” comes from MTV, SallyAnn Salsano and 495 Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachael Ray and Food Network inked a multi-platform deal that includes new episodes of a reimagined 30 Minute Meals series along with plans for a new and exclusive digital companion series. 30 Minute Meals is slated to begin production later this month and will premiere on Food Network Monday, April 1, at 12p with a simulcast across linear, TVE and Facebook.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A church choir comedy from Lesley Wake Webster (Speechless), Jason Winer (Single Parents) and 20th Century Fox Television landed a pilot order from NBC. Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) stars in the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS ordered two pilots: medical drama Under the Bridge, from Rina Mimoun (Mistresses) and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, and police procedural Nancy, from Paul Attanasio (Bull) and Amblin TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform is developing The Girlfriend, centered on a woman who falls for the prime suspect in the disappearance of a man’s wife, reports Deadline. Subversive comedy comes from Jamie Lee (Teachers), James Griffiths (A Million Little Things) and ABC Signature Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New true-crime series Heart of Darkness debuts Saturday, February 9, at 9p on ID. Six-parter “shows the transfixing power of emotion and how it can beckon the most reasonable people into criminal madness.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel picked up a second season of live-action comedy series Coop & Cami Ask the World. Series debuted in October. In more Disney news, the net’s first IGTV series, Ruby’s Gems, will air Saturdays beginning February 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon has two season premieres set for next month. Crashletes returns Sunday, February 3, at 12:45p, followed Friday, February 8, at 7:30p by The Dude Perfect Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Flack, delving into the cut-throat world of celebrity PR, arrives on Pop TV Thursday, February 21, at 10p. Anna Paquin (True Blood) stars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the 18th edition of Super Bowl Greatest Commercials, “We decided to showcase the funny,” said Robert Horowitz, executive producer and show creator. “We’ll again use a Top 10 Countdown to arrive at our top two funniest commercials. From there, viewers will vote live Tuesday night to determine the funniest all-time Super Bowl commercial.” Boomer Esiason and Daniella Ruah (NCIS) return as hosts for Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: All-Time Funniest, airing January 29 at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FilmRise has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to coming-of-age drama Sprinter, “a testament to the powerful, personal and universal stories that can be told when underrepresented voices are given access, inclusion and opportunity,” said executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith. Film will be released nationwide in spring 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Halsey will host as well as be the musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on February 9. The last person to do double duty was Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, last May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marika Dominczyk (Grey’s Anatomy) will appear in a story arc, and Christa Miller (Cougar Town) will guest-star on ABC dramedy Whiskey Cavalier. Dominczyk is the wife of series star Scott Foley, and Miller is married to exec producer Bill LawrenceSherri Saum (The Fosters) landed a role in Netflix’s Locke & Key adaptation, reports TVLine… Mare Winningham (George Wallace), Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick) and Marc Menchaca (Ozark) have joined the cast of HBO drama The Outsider as series regulars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series debut of Comedy Central’s The Other Two attracted 2.25 million total viewers, counting streaming and replays. Scripted comedy drew a gross average of 849,000 total viewers across three telecasts on Thursday along with 1.4 million views of the pilot on YouTube.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s A Million Little Things, moved to Thursday, hit a series high 5.44 million viewers and held on to its prior week A18-49 demo number, 1.1/5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery nets captured four of the top five Primetime cable spots for W25-54 for the week of January 14, with ID #1, TLC #2, HGTV #3 and Food Network #5. Ratings were led by In Pursuit with John Walsh on ID, Sister Wives on TLC, Home Town on HGTV, and Kids Baking Championship on Food. In Total Day viewing, Discovery took the top three cable spots for W25-54 with ID #1, HGTV #2 and Food Network #3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fatima Ali, named “Fan Favorite” in season 15 of Bravo’s Top Chef, died after battling cancer. She was 29. Sending love to Ali’s family, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, “I hope they find comfort in knowing how much light she brought into the world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

25TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1005468/sag-awards-2019-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Glass – $19 million
The Upside – $12.2 million
Aquaman – $7.4 million
The Kid Who Would Be King – $7.3 million
Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse – $6.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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