FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 6/14/21)
ABC: The Celebrity Dating Game (Premiere) at 10pm
ACORN TV: The Real Manhunter (Premiere)
CW: Republic of Sarah (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: BBQ Brawl (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Elite: Short Stories (Premiere)
DIY: Maine Cabin Masters (Finale) at 9pm

“Friends: The Reunion” drove more signups to HBO Max its opening weekend than any of Warner Bros.’ new movies this year, according to measurement company Antenna. Films the special beat include “Mortal Kombat,” “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.” The number one driver overall remains “Wonder Woman 1984,” released in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Allen Media Group and Frndly TV have expanded their distribution partnership. As part of the new arrangement, AMG’s The Weather Channel will extend its current carriage agreement with Frndly TV, a family-friendly vMVPD offering live networks and on-demand content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s “Chicago Fire” has its first syndication deal. Ion Television has snapped up all nine seasons, and will air the drama all day Tuesdays starting at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ ordered season three of “See,” ahead of the August 27 premiere of season two. The apocalyptic drama stars Jason Momoa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new series set in the “Castlevania” anime universe was introduced at Netflix’s Geek Week. Project 51 Productions’ Kevin Kolde and Clive Bradley will executive produce; Powerhouse Animation is the animation studio. The fourth and final episode of “Castlevania” premiered in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will Packer Media and Kinetic Content have secured the rights to Tia Williams’ Seven Days in June, and will adapt the novel for television. Chris Coelen, CEO of Kinetic Content along with President and Partner Melissa Myers will team up with Packer and Carolyn Newman, Head of Will Packer Media Scripted Television, to executive produce the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock ordered ten episodes of comedy series “Take Note,” following a group of contestants competing in a fictional reality singing competition. The series from Lambur Productions will star Braelyn Rankins (“Doom Patrol,” “Genius: Aretha”), Nadine Roden (“Designated Survivor,” “Murdoch Mysteries”), Aadin Church (Broadway’s “Dreamgirls,” “Sister Act”), and Sebastian Spencer (“Overlord and the Underwoods”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will Poulter (“The Revenant”) and Lucy Boynton (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) will star in BritBox’s “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?”. The adaptation of the 1934 Agatha Christie murder mystery comes from Hugh Laurie (“House”), who will direct and star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Valerie Bertinelli (“Hot in Cleveland”) will star alongside Demi Lovato in NBC comedy pilot “Hungry,” following a group of friends who belong to a food issues group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”) has been added to the cast of Disney+ comedy “She-Hulk.” Jamil will play Marvel supervillain Titania.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also joining the bad guys is Wayne Brady (“Game of Talents”), who will play right-hand man to the Devil on Netflix animated video game series “The Cuphead Show.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon romantic comedy series “With Love” has added Constance Marie (“George Lopez”), Benito Martinez (“The Shield”) and Vincent Rodriguez III (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) as series regulars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere date for Disney+ animated series “Monsters at Work” has moved from July 2 to Wednesday, July 7. “Monsters at Work” follows the story of an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University, only to discover that scaring is out and laughter is in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon special “Nick News: Kids, Immigration and Equality”premieres Thursday, June 17, at 7:30p. Featuring appearances by J Balvin, Samantha Bee, Padma Lakshmi, Nancy Pelosi and Ben Simmons, among others, the special delves into stories of young people and families in search of a better life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The latest season of HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover,” which ended June 6, averaged an 0.89 Live+3 rating among P25-54, up 73% from year-ago numbers, and a 1.08 rating among W25-54, up 86%. Year-to-date, “Home Town Takeover” ranked as the #1 new unscripted cable series with P25-54, W25-54 and P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Friends: The Reunion” drew 5.3 million viewers over four viewings on UK’s Sky One, Sky’s most-watched show in two years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2021 CMT Awards, back to a live format, delivered 828,00 Live+SD viewers on CMT, up 10% from last year’s pandemic-impacted production. Across CMT, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount Network and TV Land, ratings for P18-34 were 0.58, up from 0.44.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s “Good Witch” ranked as the #1 most-watched across entertainment cable in Weekend Primetime among Households and W18+ the week of May 31. On a Live+3 basis, the episode averaged 2.3 million Total Viewers, 1.9 million Homes, and 263,000 W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
A Quiet Place Part II – $11.7 million
In The Heights – $11.4 Million
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – $10.4 million
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – $10 million
Cruella – $6.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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