FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/4/19)
ACORN TV: Slings and Arrows (Premiere)
E!: Botched (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Holiday Baking Championship (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: His Dark Materials (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The Devil Speaks (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: People Magazine Investigates (Premiere) at 10pm
SNAP: While Black (Premiere)
SNAP: Phone Swap (Premiere)

Box office smash Avatar will be available on Disney+ when the streamer launches in the US, Canada and The Netherlands on Tuesday, November 12 – news that director James Cameron announced via video on Friday. Avatar will join a previously announced slate including nearly 500 films and 7,500 television episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA canceled Pearson after one season. The Suits spin-off was USA’s lowest-rated original scripted series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is being sued for age and gender bias, accused of withholding ads for financial services from older and female users. The complaint, filed in San Francisco federal court, alleges the company is violating civil rights law. Facebook, which had earlier this year agreed to amend a system that civil rights groups said allowed employers, landlords and lenders to discriminate by age, gender and zip code, said it is reviewing the complaint.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And they have a winner! Brady Bunch superfan Lisa Shaw, from Charlotte, North Carolina, has won the grand prize in HGTV’s “A Very Brady Contest.” Shaw wil be treated to a six-night stay at the fully renovated Brady Bunch house in LA. HGTV received more than 3,000 video submissions from Brady Bunch fans during its “A Very Brady Contest”; America voted on a winner from nine finalists.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hot Ones: The Game Show has been given a series order at truTV. The show, based on the Complex Networks web series, features two teams answering questions about pop culture while eating spicy wings. TruTV also licensed episodes of the original digital series, which will air weekly following the new version.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Vandal’s Jimmy Tatro and Christian Pierce are teaming again to create and star in Junior High (wt) for forthcoming digital short form service Quibi. Douglas Banker (Five All in the Fifth Entertainment) will serve as executive producer alongside Kenny Neibart (Step Up: Highwater), Tatro, Pierce and Abominable Pictures’ Jonathan Stern.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sky renewed Tempe for a second season. Medical thriller is based on a Norwegian scripted format.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Decorating competition The Great Christmas Light Fight is back for season seven on Monday, December 2 at 8p. ABC also gave a pick-up for season eight, to air in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miss Universe airs on Fox and Telemundo Sunday, December 8 at 7p, live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The View marks its 5000th show with first-time guest Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, on Thursday, November 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform kicks off its “25 Days of Christmas” stunt on Sunday, December 1 at 7a with Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish. Making their cable debuts will be Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, on Friday, December 6; a Good Trouble holiday special reunites the cast of The Fosters on Monday, December 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Court TV will air exclusive interviews with Harvey Weinstein accusersand attorneys in specials tonight and Tuesday, November 5 at 8p (preview: “He’s a sociopath”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Count Selena Gomez in for ABC’s broadcast of the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 24. It will be the singer’s first televised performance in two years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Episodes of The Flintstones that feature Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm air Sunday, November 10 and Thursday, November 14 on MeTV. Fun fact, shares the net: Originally, the plan was for Fred and Wilma’s child to be a boy, until Hanna Barbera received a call from the merchandising division and realized that by making their child a girl, the company could create more lucrative toys. Three million dollars in toy sales were made in the first three months following Pebbles’ birth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In Cooking Channel holiday special Christmas Chowdown, premiering Monday, December 2 at 9p, Carla Hall sets the table for a food-filled holiday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shiri Appleby (UnReal) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) have joined the cast of Disney+ series Big Shot…Billy Barratt will star in BBC feature drama Responsible Child…David Wilmot (The Alienist) landed a series regular role in HBO Max limited series Station Eleven…Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Julia Garner (Ozark) will star in Netflix’s Shonda Rhimes drama Inventing Anna…Emily Bett Rickards is returning to Arrow for the CW drama’s series finale. Rickards left the show after season seven.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s reboot Are You Afraid of the Dark? ranked as the most co-viewed show for its three October episodes, with 33% of A18-49 watching with a child age 6-11. It also topped live-action series on cable in all kids’ demos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Gold Rush  finished as October’s #1 series on all of television on Friday nights in M18-49 (excl. sports), and was October’s #1 unscripted TV series on Friday nights (excl. sports/news) across P/M25-54, P/M18-49, and P/M18-34. Total Viewers have improved so far each week this season, crossing the three million mark in weeks two and three.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Brian Tarantina died at age 60, after being found unresponsive in his NYC apartment on November 2. Tarantina’s TV credits included Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. “You can’t describe a guy like Brian, you just had to be there. And lucky for us, we were. We love him and will forever miss him,” said Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rudy Boesch, a former Navy SEAL who was a fan favorite in the first season of Survivor, died after battling Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 91. “While your time here has passed, you will remain loved and iconic, dear friend!” tweeted Boesch’s Survivor ally, and the season’s winner, Richard Hatch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Terminator: Dark Fate – $29 million
Joker – $14 million
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – $12.2 million
Harriet – $12 million
The Addams Family – $8.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 


%d bloggers like this: