FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/21/20)
TLC: Dr. Pimple Popper (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Paranormal Declassified (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen (Finale) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Holiday Baking Championship (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Twisted Sisters (Finale) at 9pm

HBO Max renewed “The Flight Attendant” for a second season, the day after season one’s December 17 finale. “The positive response to our show has surpassed all of our expectations,” said executive producer and star Kaley Cuoco. The show’s first season saw week over week growth and ranked as HBO Max’s #1 series during its run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon YA drama “The Wilds” is also headed for a second run. The cast shared the good news on social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Locke & Key scored a season three renewal from Netflix. The supernatural thriller is based on the comic books by Joe Hill and Gabrie Rodriguez. Aso renewed for a third season at Netfix is romance drama “Virgin River,” based on the Harlequin book series. Zibby Allen (“The Flash”) has joined the cast as a series regular, while Stacey Farber (“Saving Hope”) will recur.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Several Fox News and Fox Business Network shows aired a segment that debunks claims of election fraud that have been made by some of their hosts. The three-minute segment, featuring an interview with nonpartisan voting technology expert Eddie Perez, first aired Friday during FBN host Lou Dobbs’ show, and came days after voting software company Smartmatic demanded a retraction from Fox News, One America News and Newsmax for “publishing false and defamatory statements” about rigged voting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TikTok star Charli D’Amelio landed a Hulu reality show. “The D’Amelio Show,” an eight-parter following the influencer and her family (combined social media footprint: 250+ million followers) is slated for a 2021 bow. The Intellectual Property Corporation (“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath”) will produce; “Toddlers & Tiaras” EP Sara Reddy is showrunner and will exec produce with Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and Esther Frank.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MIPTV will take place online during the week of April 12-16, and include the MIPDoc and MIPFormats programs. While the decision to go virtual was made due to the pandemic, if conditions improve sufficiently by early 2021, Reed MIDEM will look at holding a small, in-person screenings-based event in Cannes to complement the digital edition. CANNESERIES Season 4 will take place in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from April 9-14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Realscreen and Everywoman Studios announced that TV and film producer Kelly Sallaway is the first winner of Propelle, their joint female-focused accelerator program. Sallaway’s winning project “Escape to Normal: The Briell Decker Story,” is a docu-series that tells the true story of Briell Decker’s marriage and escape from FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs and her ongoing work to help other FLDS escapees. Everywoman Studios has committed up to $20,000 in development support to Sallaway’s project bring the project to buyers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jessica Lucas (“Gotham”) landed a series regular role on upcoming season four of Fox’s “The Resident.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

All together now: The CW will join MTV, MTV2, PopTV and Logo in simulcasting the season 13 premiere of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Friday, January 1 at 8p. A marathon of seasons 1-12 will run on Logo starting Friday, December 25 at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT will air the TV premiere of Marvel Studios blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” on Sunday, January 3 at 8p, following an airing of “Avengers: Infinity War at 4:45p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV typically launches a new season of Canadian period drama “Murdoch Mysteries” on Christmas, but since shoots were delayed this fall due to COVID-19, the streamer will instead air a one-hour concert special celebrating the music popular during the series’ turn of the 20th Century era. “A Music Lover’s Guide to Murdoch Mysteries” will premiere in the US and Canada, on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24. On Christmas Day, Acorn TV offers a special edition of Britcom “Birds of a Feather,” set during a lockdown holiday. And coming up in 2021 is season two of dramedy “Finding Joy,” starting Monday, January 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Litton Entertainment and NBC announced that new series “Wild Child,” featuring baby animals, and “One Team: The Power of Sports,” demonstrating the power of sports to unite people, will join “The More You Know,” NBC’s three-hour Saturday morning programming block.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Year-end “The Royal Beat” special, “Top Ten Royal Moments” (#1 story: Megxit) will be available on True Royalty TV starting today, December 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of December 6, holiday movie “A Christmas For Mary” and drama “The Haves & The Have Nots” made OWN Tuesday night’s #1 cable network among African-American W25-54, W18-49, W18+, HHs, and P2+ in Live+3 Nielsens, while unscripted series “Ready to Love” and “Put A Ring On It” drove OWN to be Friday night’s #1 non-news cable network among African-American W25-54, W18+, HHs, and P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel wrapped the year posting the largest total day and primetime audience among total viewers in cable news history, with 1.9 million viewers in total day and 3.6 million viewers in primetime, according to Nielsen. In primetime, the network also averaged the most-watched year in cable news history in the 25-54 demo, notching 645,000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer Clay Smith died December 18 after battling cancer. He was 69. During his career, Smith was a supervising producer for “Entertainment Tonight” and “Access Hollywood,” as well as a movie critic for “The Insider.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Monster Hunter – $2.2 million
The Croods: A New Age – $2.0 million
Fatale – $925K
Elf (2020 Re-Release) – $365K
Half Brothers – $260K
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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