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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 3/18/19)
ABC: The Fix (Premiere) at 10pm
BYU TV: Show Offs (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Spring Baking Championship (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: 9-1-1 (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley (Premiere) at 9pm
STARZ: Of Fathers and Sons (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: The DL Hughley Show (Premiere) at 11pm
CW: Black Lightning (Finale) at 9pm

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is returning to Fox and National Geographic following an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. “The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both StarTalk and Cosmos,” Nat Geo said in a statement. StarTalk is set to return with its remaining 13 episodes in April on Nat Geo, while a return date for Cosmos has not yet been announced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One day after Hallmark Channel ended its relationship with Lori Loughlin, the actress is now out at Netflix, where the channel says she will not appear in its Fuller House final season. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were among 50 people indicted in a nationwide college admissions bribery case. Her part on the Full House reboot had been recurring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeanine Pirro‘s Fox News Channel program Justice with Judge Jeanine was replaced Saturday night with a docuseries repeat, shortly after FNC condemned remarks Pirro made a week ago about the national loyalty of Minnesota’s Democratic representative Ilhan Omar. A network executive refused to comment on “internal scheduling matters.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Members of a New York sketch troupe, Temple Horses, are accusing Saturday Night Live of stealing an idea for two sketches, one involving a pumpkin and one involving blinders for pets. “Imagine, one day you come home and it looks like somebody’s robbed your house,” Ryan Hoffman, co-founder of the troupe with Nick Ruggia, told Variety. “This isn’t the kind of thing where you can just get it back or call your insurance company to have it replaced.” Ruggia and Hoffman’s attorney has sent a letter to NBC. SNL aired its sketches in October; Temple Horse’s pumpkin sketch was first uploaded to YouTube, where the troupe has over 3,400 subscribers, in 2014. The pet blinders one was uploaded in 2011, while SNL aired its version in February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ernie Hudson, who played Frankie’s (Lily Tomlin) love interest in past episodes of Grace and Frankie, will return to the Netflix comedy, fans learned at Paleyfest on Saturday. “The electricity between them was so vibrant,”said co-creator Marta Kauffman/. “We will be seeing him in season six.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

From Hot to Not star Mama June Shannon was arrested last week, days before the third season of her show premiered on WE tv. She and her boyfriend Geno Doak were arrested at an Alabama gas station. Shannon faces charges of suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, while Doak was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and domestic violence.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Gods has been renewed at Starz for a third season. Charles “Chic” Eglee has been hired to take over that season as showrunner and executive producer. He will be the third showrunner to oversee the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2020 Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 6 on NBC, the second show covered as part of a new eight-year deal with the Hollywood Foreign Press, Dick Clark Productions, and the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook reported it blocked 1.5 million videos at the point of upload after a New Zealand shooter livestreamed his killing spree on Friday, and the site also removed any videos that appeared to support the shooting. 300,000 videos were not caught at upload.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freddie Prinze Jr. (24) will star opposite Kennedy McMann in the CW‘s untitled Nancy Drew pilot, inspired by the mysteries about the young detective. Prinze will play Nancy’s father Carson Drew, an attorney estranged from his wife after the death of his wife…Joseph Lyle Taylor (Sneaky Pete) and David Fierro (The Knick) will star as regulars on CBS‘ new series Tommy opposite Edie Falco, who’ll star as a former NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police in LA…Weeds actor Hunter Parris will co-star opposite Jacqueline Grace Lopez in Jane the Virgin anthology series spinoff Jane the Novela on the CWJoe Tippett (Rise) and Alex Neusaedter (Colony) have been cast as series regulars in NBC‘s legal drama pilot Prism, which is inspired by the 1950s Japanese film RashomonABC‘s pilot Nana underwent a major casting change following a table read, replacing Josh Cooke as the male lead opposite Katey Sagal with Ben Lawson (Designated Survivor)…Michael Mosley (Seven Seconds, Ozark) will star as a series regular on Fox‘s neXT AI thriller pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Last Man Standing topped the A18-49 demo on Friday with 0.9/5. CBS’s Blue Blood scored a winning 8.19 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Richard Erdman, a character actor who appeared in Stalag 17 and on Community, died on March 16 at 93. On the TV series, he played Leonard, an elderly “hipster” student who’d recently had his hip replaced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tom Hatten, former actor and KTLA host, died at 92 on March 16. He hosted the children’s show Popeye and Friends from 1976-88, and KTLA’s Family Film Festival from 1978-92.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Captain Marvel – $69.3 million
Wonder Park – $16 million
Five Feet Apart – $13.2 million
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $9.3 million
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $8.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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