FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/8/19)
ID: Unbreakable: Live To Tell (Premiere) at 9pm
PASIONES: Mujer (Premiere) at 6pm
COOKING: The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Home Town (Finale) at 9pm

CBS did some rearranging of its spring schedule, with season 31 of The Amazing Race dropping a month earlier than scheduled. The new season is now set to premiere Wednesday, April 17 at 9p, in the timeslot where LeBron James’ Million Dollar Mile ran for just two weeks. The James series moves to Saturdays at 8p beginning May 4 for the rest of the season, with Ransom moving back to 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Half-hour daily syndicated pop culture series Page Six TV won’t be back for a third season in syndication. Series, co-hosted by Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Carlos Greer, originated from Endemol Shine North America, Twentieth Television and the New York Post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the latest chapter in the continuing clash between the WGA and the ATA, the two organizations this weekend agreed to push the deadline for their negotiations in an attempt to find a compromise. Their 43-year-old franchise agreement was set to expire at midnight Saturday; new deadline is Friday, April 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disgraced actor Bill Cosby took to task the insurance company that made a settlement in the defamation case against him. He issued a statement over the weekend reading, in part: “AIG showed that they’re a part of the corruption against me, by paying off these distractors, without my knowledge, without my permission and without my consent.” The statement came after news that Cosby, imprisoned after being found guilty of sexual assault, had settled with seven of his accusers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam Sandler will return to Studio 8H for his Saturday Night Live hosting debut May 4. Sandler joined the show as a writer in 1990 and was in the cast from 1991-95; Shawn Mendes joins for his second appearance as musical guest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee‘s second Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner will air Saturday, April 27 at 10p. Featuring Bee and celebrity guests, the special will bring together journalists, media representatives and other proponents of the First Amendment. “It’s bigger than just the Free Press this time around,” Bee said in a statement. “This is about the non-sexy parts of the First Amendment too – and if the White House Correspondents’ Association won’t defend them, we will.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kathie Lee Gifford on Friday (April 5) said her final Today goodbye, with members of the audience for her last episode each receiving a Carnival Cruise. Gifford was feted with a swirl of tributes, including her Today co-anchor Hoda Kotb and a heartfelt video from Regis Philbin, with whom she hosted the syndicated Live with Regis and Kathie Lee from 1988-2000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Craig Carton, former host of a morning show on NY’s WFAN and CBS Sports Network, was sentenced to 42 months in prison by a federal judge for perpetrating a $7 million ticket fraud scheme.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios inked an overall deal with Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, Westworld creators, exec producers and showrunners, and their company Kilter Films. The reported nine-figure, five-year deal will see the husband-and-wife team working creating and producing original series to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pasiones, home to telenovelas and drama series in Spanish, will air the exclusive US premiere of Turkish hit drama, Mujer (“Woman”) today (April 8) at 6p. Series, which depicts a woman’s fight to navigate an often-difficult world and make a place for herself and her children, averaged a 14.83 Total Audience share during its run in Turkey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Family Channel weekend series Just Add Magic debuts Saturday, April 20 at 11a. Series focuses on young Kelly and her two best friends, who stumble upon a mysterious cookbook and discover its recipes are magical.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Science Channel series Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future, bows Wednesday, April 24 at 10p, spotlighting how some of the world’s most ambitious cities are transforming their skylines with designs that seem to defy gravity, from the 2,722-feet Burj Khalifa in Dubai to the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Whether threatened by hurricane or nuclear fallout, most modern devices won’t work in a catastrophe. Six-ep Masters of Disaster, premiering Friday, May 3 at 10p on Discovery and then on Science Channel following the Discovery premiere, follows mechanic Beau Boruff, who as owner of Survival Research in Tennessee leads a crew of craftsmen who source, restore and sell vintage objects that may be useful in any calamity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arts network Ovation acquired the US broadcast rights for A Tale of Two Sisters, a doc series about remarkable women, from 3DD Entertainment. The deal is for two seasons of the show – which examines the lives of sisters including Amelia and Muriel Earhart; Diana and Jessica Mitford; Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret – will air on Ovation’s linear channel and on-demand service Ovation NOW beginning Monday, May 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For NBC’s Red Nose Day primetime programming lineup, Hollywood talent will unite for a cause, testing their pop culture prowess and raising money for children in need on a special ep of Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Jane Lynch and airing Thursday, May 23 at 10p. Set to partake are Kelly Clarkson, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Garner, Sean Hayes, Jeff Goldblum, Leslie Mann and Thandie Newton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Netflix iOS app no longer works with Apple TV or other AirPlay-compatible devices. The streaming company says the scenario is due to “technical limitations” and not a business disagreement between the two companies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW is putting a little nostalgia in its new Nancy Drew pilot. Pamela Sue Martin, who portrayed played the teen sleuth in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, which ran from 1977-79 on ABC, will guest alongside newcomer Kennedy McMann, who plays the title role in the new series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pallavi Sharda (Pulse) has been tapped as the female lead opposite Mike Vogel in ABC drama pilot Triangle Apple rounded out the cast for Defending Jacob. Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale, 24), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man), Betty Gabriel (Get Out, Counterpart) and Sakina Jaffrey (Timeless, House of Cards) have been cast opposite Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell in the limited drama series… David Alan Grier (Native Son, In Living Color) will guest during season 4 of Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar on OWN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Timothy Simons (Veep) and Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us) have been cast as series regulars in Hulu’s upcoming 8-ep limited series Looking For Alaska… The main cast for Latinx dramedy series Gentefied is set, with Karrie Martin (Pretty Little Liars), JJ Soria (The Oath), Carlos Santos (2 Broke Girls) and Joaquin Cosio (The Strain) leading the project… Jack O’Connell (Godless) landed the star role in BBC’s adaptation of The North WaterKatie Finneran (Bloodline) is set for a recurring role opposite Lucy Liu in CBS All Access‘ dark comedy Why Women Kill.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the strength of last Sunday’s season 16 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and a new episode of Very Cavallari, E! ranked as the No. 1 cable network among W18-34 for the night, according to Nielsen. The Kardashians premiere garnered 2.3 million Total Viewers, over 1.4 million A18-49 and 706,000 W18-34, up 4%, 6% and 10%, respectively, vs. the previous season’s premiere. This episode ranked as the No. 1 most social cable reality series/season premiere of the year to-date with nearly 500,000 total interactions. Very Cavallari scored 1 million Total Viewers, 691,000 A18-49 and 313,000 W18-34, making it the highest-rated ep of the series to-date among all key demos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Shazam! – $53.5 million
Pet Sematary – $25 million
Dumbo: $18.2 million
Us – $13.8 million
Captain Marvel – $12.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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