FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 2/11/19)
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Building Alaska (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Counting On (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: For My Man (Premiere) at 10pm

Add 12 million out-of-home viewers for the Super Bowl and it wasn’t the lowest-rated SB game in a decade after all, notes CBS. The tally from Nielsen’s new metric boosts the number of viewers of the big game to 112.7 million. The OOH addition of Super Bowl viewers in bars, parties, and restaurants (and did we say bars?) “provides a more comprehensive view of linear TV viewing habits and a more complete picture of media consumption,” said CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Danai Gurira will exit AMC’s The Walking Dead after appearing in a limited number of episodes next season. Since Gurira joined the zombie drama in 2012, she has starred in the hit film Black Panther, Avengers films and racked up Tony nods as a playwright for Eclipsed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Les Moonves, forced out as CEO of CBS Corp. last year following allegations of sexual misconduct, is running a new company, Moon Rise Unlimited, reports the New York Times. According to a filing in California, the company will focus on “entertainment services.” Moonves is fighting CBS for his severance package, which the company maintains they do not owe him after he failed to comply with an internal investigation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Extra host A.J. Calloway has been suspended by Warner Bros. While a previous investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct “found nothing to suggest that Mr. Calloway has ever engaged in workplace misconduct,” additional allegations that emerged led to the suspension.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV winners of American Society of Cinematographers Awards included Adriano Goldman (The Crown), Jon Joffin (Beyond) and James Friend (Patrick Melrose). Ceremony took place Saturday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) will recur on The CW’s Riverdale as the enigmatic leader of a cult-like group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC opened up a writers’ room for 61st Street, a potential new AMC Studios’ drama with Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice) as showrunner and executive producer, to be executive produced by Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society. Project is being developed as part of AMC’s “scripts-to-series” model.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sam Esmail and his production entity Esmail Corp have renewed their overall deals with Universal Content Productions calling for Esmail to produce premium content for linear and streaming platforms, including NBCUniversal’s recently-announced upcoming streaming service. Esmail entered into his first overall deal with UCP in 2015 after creating USA Network’s Mr. Robot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime greenlit Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal (wt), a follow up to its 2018 movie about the newlyweds. Production on the film, executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss, begins later this month in Vancouver for a spring debut on Lifetime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, bows Sunday, March 3, it was announced at TCA. The four-parter, offering accounts from men who claim they were molested by the late superstar when they were underage boys, has drawn fierce criticism from Jackson’s estate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO also revealed the final season of Veep launches Sunday, March 31; mini-series Chernobyl debuts in May; and season two of Big Little Lies and comedy series Los Espookys will arrive in June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new season of Discovery’s Naked and Afraid ventures to (brrrrr) Alaska. In addition to the frozen tundra, clothes-less competitors will face an alligator-infested swamp, lions, and a herd of elephants, starting Sunday, March 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of History’s Knightfall premieres Monday, March 25 at 10. Mark Hamil (Star Wars) and Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) make their debuts in the medieval drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History renewed Project Blue for a sophomore run. Based on the true, top-secret investigations into UFOs in the 1950s and 1960s, the show debuted as the number one new series on cable this season, pulling in 3.4 million viewers in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Global Child just landed on Amazon Prime. It’s a travel show with a twist – hosted by travel expert (and Christian jail chaplain) Augusto Valverde, the series combines exotic destinations with charitable work, including a partnership with the BIG Foundation, established by Valverde in 2016. In each episode, Valverde, joined by an influencer co-host, uses the power of social media to find people who want to travel with a purpose, and use their platforms to inspire people and give back.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America announced at TCA  the returns of two natural history programs. Eight-part Planet Earth III lands in 2022, while six-episode Frozen Planet II is set for 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Discovery of Witches makes it network television debut on AMC and BBC America following its premiere on AMC Networks streaming sibs Sundance Now and Shudder. Drama begins an eight-week run on both networks starting Sunday, April 7 at 9p. “This is a great example of our cross-network strategy, to expose our series to new audiences across our ecosystem of networks and streaming services,” said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Entertainment Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More news from AMC: Into the Badlands and The Son are coming to an end. The final eight episodes of Badlands start Sunday, March 24 at 10p; the show moves to its regular Monday timeslot on March 25 at 10p. The second and final season of The Son launches Sunday, April 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 26 of BBC America’s Top Gear revs up Thursday, April 25 at 9p, with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid and The Stig back for five episodes. Luther returns to the net Sunday, June 2 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brockmire’s back for season three on IFC starting Wednesday, April 3 at 10p. Guest stars this round include Richard Kind, Linda Lavin, Martha Plimpton, J.K. Simmons, Christine Woods and Becky Ann Baker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SundanceTV docu-series Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo chronicles the life and crimes a born-again, fire-and-brimstone televangelist and cult leader, beginning Wednesday, February 27 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Young and the Restless will honor longtime cast member Kristoff St. John, who died February 3 at age 52, with a story that launches in late April. “The Young and the Restless will forever value the legacy of Kristoff St. John in his portrayal of Neil Winters,” said CBS. Friday’s episode of the soap concluded with a tribute to the actor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Thursday, February 28 episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy will make it the longest-running prime-time medical drama ever, with 332 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Combate Americas is launching a two-part, live Mixed Martial Arts fight series. Battles begin with a showdown in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on Friday, March 8, live in Spanish in the U.S. on Univision (12a) and UDN, and in English in the U.S. and Canada on DAZN (10p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo is covering the paternity leave of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host Andy Cohen with a week of specials. Tonight’s offering: Best of Vanderpump Rules at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime acquired U.S. rights to The Go-Go’s, a documentary about the “Our Lips Are Sealed” pop band that rose to the top of the charts in the 1980s. Doc is slated to premiere later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1010084/grammy-awards-2019-winners-the-complete-list

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/2019-grammy-awards-complete-nominees-and-winners-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $34.4 million
What Men Want – $19 million
Cold Pursuit – $10.8 million
The Upside – $7.2 million
Glass – $6.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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