FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MON. 5/20/19)
FOX: Beat Shazam (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Say Yes To The Nest (Premiere) at 10pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Private Lives of the Monarchs (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: The Fix (Finale) at 10pm
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: The Enemy Within (Finale) at 10pm

Journalist Ronan Farrow on Saturday night hosted the 78th annual Peabody Awards, which lauded more than 30 combined series, documentaries, podcasts and investigative reports. Winners included BBC America’s Killing Eve, FX’s Pose and The Americans, Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World and Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, NBC’s The Good Place and HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness—with a career achievement award handed to EGOT superstar Rita Moreno. Sesame Street, which now airs on both HBO and PBS, was honored with an institutional award on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Among speeches, Michael Schur, creator/exec producer of The Good Place, noted, the NBC comedy that revolves around ethics made a timely debut in 2016. “We like ethics,” he said. “They’re available to anyone. Ethics are free!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney-ABC pressed the final buzzer on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, canceling the game show after 17byears in syndication, and 22 years overall. Based on the like-titled British program, the series was developed for the US by Michael Davies and premiered on August 16, 1999. Regis Philbin served as the first host, through 2002, followed by a variety of hosts including Meredith Vieira, Cedric the Entertainer, Terry Crews and Chris Harrison, when it moved into syndication.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Although CBS declines to comment on negotiations that are under way, James Corden is in talks with the network regarding a new deal as host and exec producer of The Late Late Show. The deal would be Corden’s first recommitment for the show; he initially signed with CBS in 2014 when he took over from outgoing host Craig Ferguson. Corden’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 broadcast season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steve Kroft will retire from CBS News 60 Minutes at the end of his 30th season with the show. The 73-year-old correspondent currently is the newsmagazine’s longest tenured reporter, and has reported nearly 500 stories for 60 Minutes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After Fox canceled music drama Star last week, co-creator Lee Daniels took to Instagram to address fans. “To our diehard Star fans, please know this was not of my doing. Our cast and crew are heartbroken,” he wrote alongside a behind-the-scenes blooper reel showing the cast, crew and guest stars having fun on set.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation acquired US broadcast and digital rights for four seasons of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations from Discovery. The deal includes seasons 5-8 of the travel and food show, which include such Bourdain journeys as Beirut and Cuba, and the series finale set in Brooklyn. Series will begin airing on Ovation on June 6; episodes also will be available on the Ovation NOW app and season 5 will be available on Journy starting in August.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS The Big Bang Theory, which bid adieu to an audience averaging 18 million viewers last Thursday, is headed to the halls of the Smithsonian. The National Museum of American History acquired iconic pieces from the TV cast, including Sheldon Cooper’s Super Hero shirt, Howard Wolowitz’s dickie and belt buckle and Amy Farrah Fowler’s knee-length skirt, to add to its collection in DC. Display date is forthcoming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More unscripted fashion fare is headed to TV. Tan France (Queer Eye) and designer/model Alexa Chung will host 10-ep Netflix competition series Next In Fashion, which features designers competing to become the next big thing. No date has been set for the launch, but season one will have ten episodes. Judges include stylist Elizabeth Stewart and fashion guru Eva Chen; winner will receive a $250,000 prize and an opportunity to debut their collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter. Series is created and produced by Theoldschool and exec-produced by Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton with co-exec producer Adam Cooper.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX partnered with the Peabody Awards for TV special Stories of the Year, slated to air this summer, in which Peabody-winning writers and producers will explore social issues ranging from race to rape culture to multicultural representation in media in a roundtable moderated by comedian Hasan Minhaj. Peabody exec director Jeffrey Jones announced the docu-style show this past weekend at the 78th Annual Peabody Awards. Den of Thieves is producing for FX, with exec producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Chris Choun and co-exec producer Jeff Roe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Steinberg, co-creator of Black Sails, and producing partner Dan Shotz inked a three-year overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios to develop and run series. The two most recently were exec producers of Apple streaming series See. Steinberg previously exec produced Black Sails, on which Shotz served as exec producer and writer. Steinberg also created and was exec producer of Human Target, and co-created and produced CBS series Jericho.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu is developing a pilot based on the 1984 Stephen King novel Eyes of the Dragon. Seth Grahame-Smith (Lego Batman Movie) is writing the pilot ep and serving as showrunner for the show, based out of Fox 21 Television Studios. Grahame and KatzSmith partner David Katzenberg will exec-produce along with Bill Haber, Roy Lee and Jon Berg. Eyes of the Dragon is set in the  fictional realm of Delain and follows two prince brothers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox  bumped up the season 16 premiere of So You Think You Can Dance by a week to Monday, June 3 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True-crime anthology series Dirty John will slide over from Bravo to sister NBCU network USA for its upcoming second season, slated to premiere in 2020. The podcast-inspired Dirty John received a two-season straight-to-series order by Bravo in January 2018. The first season, starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, became the highest-rated scripted series ever on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News chronicles the youth movements of 1969 that spurred the Woodstock Festival and Stonewall Uprising in a special airing Tuesday, May 21 at 10p. Featuring interviews with music artist John Fogerty, activists Laverne Cox and Jazz Jennings, and Woodstock co-creators Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld, the doc marks the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of one of the most revolutionary concerts of all time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A title change for the PBS event previously known as Tianamen: Seven Weeks That Changed The World. The special is now called Tiananmen: The People Vs. the Party, and is part of a PBS summer slate celebrating cultural milestones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ATTN: is launching new series I Never Expected, produced in partnership with The Honest Co. Series follows five women as they navigate their first pregnancy, from first trimester through birth. All 19 eps are available on The Honest Co.’s blog.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Da’Vine Joy Randolph (On Becoming a God in Central Florida) and David Holmes (The Hill) are in as series regulars opposite Zoe Kravitz and Jake Lacy in Hulu’s reimagining of High Fidelity, based on the 1995 Nick Hornby novel… Greg Bryk will topline opposite Peyton Elizabeth Lee in contemporary princess story Secret Society of Second Born Royals for Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lee Hale, musical director for The Dean Martin Show and its spin-off, The Golddiggers, died May 10 at age 96 at his home in Beverly Hills. Hale was a six-time Emmy nominee who also helmed the popular celebrity roast specials hosted by Martin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $57 million
Avengers: End Game – $29.4 million
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu – $24.8 million
A Dog’s Journey – $8 million
The Hustle – $6.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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