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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MON. 8/12/19)
AMC: The Terror (Premiere) at 9pm
AMC: Lodge 49 (Premiere) at 10pm
CNBC: American Greed (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Our Boys (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Extreme Measures (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Twisted Sisters (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Family Pictures USA (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Straight Up Steve Austin (Premiere) at 11pm
FX: Legion (Finale) at 10pm

Facebook has approached news outlets including ABC News, The Washington Post, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal about licensing headlines and previews of news articles for a news section it is reportedly aiming to launch in the fall, according the WSJ. The news outlets, which were offered up to $3 million a year for the content, would have discretion over how their content would appear in the news tab, according to sources.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Combining the Outstanding Younger Actress and Younger Actor categories for the Daytime Emmys is under consideration, reports Variety. The decision by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences would be made amid discussions about gender inclusivity. The category will also combine broadcast and digital drama performers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AGC Studios, CNN Films, and the BBC Arts are co-financing Passion Pictures-produced Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story. AGC International will handle global distribution rights while CNN Films retains broadcast television rights in North America.  BBC Arts will retain broadcast television for BBC Two on terrestrial television, and catch up VOD rights in the UK on BBC iPlayer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

101 Studios optioned the rights to the book Skin Tight: The Bizarre Story of Guess vs. Jordache, reports Deadline. Series would follow the 1980s designer jeans war.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Stay or Sell helps homeowners who love their neighborhood, but have outgrown their house. Minneapolis-area real estate and home renovation experts Brad and Heather Foxsave the day starting Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 9p.

(Source: Cynopsis)

At a This Is Us brunch celebrating the drama’s nine Emmy noms, series creator Dan Fogelman teased a major announcement he said would be made at the end of the month. “There’s a lot of secret new cast members who are going to be a big deal,” said Fogelman. NBC series is back for season four on Tuesday, September 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s Criminal is set to debut Friday, September 20. Cop drama’s episodes take place within the confines of a police interview.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True crime docuseries The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park, which reexamines the 1986 killing of Jennifer Levin at the hands of Robert Chambers, will air over three consecutive nights on SundanceTV and AMC on Wednesday, November 13- Friday, November 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2 is set to premiere on MTV on Wednesday, August 28 at 8p with expanded 90-minute episodes. Fourteen Brits will battle it out against 14 Americans for their share of the $1 million-dollar prize. The show premieres on the heels of the highest-rated season of The Challenge in seven years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Classic rock series Mixtape launches on AXS TV Thursday, September 12 at 8:30p. Eight-parter puts the spotlight on different rock icons each week as they discuss their favorite songs of all time. Mixtape will be also be available as a podcast on Spotify.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leslie Jones is headed to Netflix. The SNL stand-out will star in a stand-up special, produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) and Alec Baldwin will star in limited drama series Dr. Death, a project from Universal Content Productions based on the Wondery podcast. UCP is shopping the series…Debra Rupp will co-star in an ABC comedy pilot from Nate Bargatze as the wife of her That 70’s Show castmate Kurtwood Smith.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel’s Serengeti debuted as the highest-rated nature documentary on all of television since Discovery’s North America in May 2013 among P25-54, earning a 1.20 L+3 rating. The premiere was also Sunday night’s most-watched cable telecast, averaging 3 million total viewers on the network and ranking as Sunday’s #1 cable telecast across all key men: M25-54, M18-49, and M18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Extensive and news coverage of the demonstrations in Puerto Ricomade WAPA América the highest-rated Spanish-language cable network from 6a-8p for the two-week period starting July 15, reports the net. On July 24, during the coverage leading up to the Puerto Rican Governor’s overnight resignation, it peaked at nearly 300,000 households,the network’s highest audience ever.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Democratic primary debates struggled to capture the attention of swing voters, according to data from 605. Those who tuned in were more likely to be past primary voters with higher levels of education. Although households in key swing states were 1.03x more likely than the average household to tune into the debates (for an average of 115 minutes), they were even more likely to tune into ABC’s The Bachelorette finale, which aired at the same time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season three premiere of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Dayson Sunday, August 4 was the 90 Day Fiancé franchise’s highest season debut ever among P/W25-54, W18-49 and P2, averaging 2.4 million P2+ viewers, and was the #1 program on cable among P/W25-54 and W18-49/18-34. The Unexpected season three launch after Before the 90 Days earned a series premiere high for W25-54 and averaged 1.6 million P2+ viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – $25.4 million
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark – $20.8 million
The Lion King – $20 million
Dora and The Lost City of Gold – $17 million
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood – $11.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

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