FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/30/21)
ACORN TV: My Life Is Murder(Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Prisoner of Love (Premiere)
HBO: Laetitia (Premiere) at 9pm
MOTORTREND.COM: Hot Rod Garage (Premiere)
RAKUTEN VIKI: Lovers of the Red Sky (Premiere)
FOX: HouseBroken (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: Duncanville (Finale) at 9:30pm

Seven-time Emmy winner Ed Asner died August 29 at age 91. In addition to numerous television roles, most notably Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1970-77) and spin-off “Lou Grant” (1977-82), the legendary actor served as President of the Screen Actors Guild and was active in causes including unionism and animal rights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Manifest” has been resurrected. Netflix secured a deal for a 20-episode fourth and final season of the missing plane drama that was cancelled by NBC, making the announcement at 8:28a on August 28 – a reference to the show’s mysterious Flight 828. “Couldn’t let a day as significant as today go uncelebrated,” tweeted the streamer. Boosted by a robust #SaveManifest campaign, the drama has topped the Nielsen streaming chart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add TV discovery service Reelgood, IBM Watson, Thinking Right and more to the list of measurement companies asking to be included in NBCUniversal’s search for new audience measurement solutions. Earlier this month, NBCU sent a request for proposals from 54 companies for accurate and independent measurement services for the new multi-screen landscape. The company is reviewing over 70 responses to the call.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC have filed a motion to have their trial against streaming service Locast postponed until February 2022. The trial was expected to start in November. “Plaintiffs have every interest in getting to trial and securing a judgment as quickly as possible, as Defendants continue to launch their service in more locations, but Plaintiffs are aware that the Court is unavailable in December, and a trial date in January would be challenging for counsel and witnesses, many of whom are planning to be with their families for the holidays during December, rather than preparing for trial,” read the motion to delay. The operators of Locast, Sports Fans Coalition NY and David Goodfriend, are opposed to a postponement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Covid-19 controversy behind the scenes at ABC’s “General Hospital”has spilled out onto social media. Vaccine mandate opponent Ingo Rademacher lashed out at the “dictators” and “horrible” people who caused #fireingo to trend. Meanwhile, co-star Steve Burton, who recently tested positive for the virus, claims he contracted it at work, and castmate Nancy Lee Grahn has been urging SAG-AFTRA to address the issue of working with “unmasked, unvaccinated actors.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC ordered a sophomore season of “Kevin Can F**k Himself.” The series, from creator Valerie Armstrong and executive producers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, was the most watched on AMC+ and particularly popular with young, upscale female viewers. An eight-episode second season is slated to debut in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz picked up a second season of “Run the World.” Rachelle Williams (“Love Life,” “Mixed-ish”) will take over showrunner duties from Yvette Lee Bowser, who will continue to serve as executive producer with Williams and the comedy series’ creator, Leigh Davenport.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount+ is diving into the world of esports with “Players.” The new comedic docu-style series from “American Vandal” co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, Funny or Die, Riot Games and CBS Studios follows a fictional pro League of Legends esports team as they purse their first championship.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Cobra Kai” will be back for a fifth season. Netflix renewed the series, which recently earned four Emmy nominations, ahead of its fourth season premiere in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW’s “Charmed” is changing showrunners. Jeffrey Lieber, Joey Falco and Nicki Renna are taking over for the drama’s fourth season. The trio are replacing Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, who have been at the helm since Season 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Women of the Movement” star Adrienne Warren inked a one-yeardevelopment deal with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, the company that produces the limited series. Under the agreement, Warren will collaborate exclusively with Kapital to develop ongoing and limited series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tim Burton’s live-action “Addams Family” series has rounded out its cast, adding 10 series regulars. Joining the Netflix show are Thora Birch (“The Walking Dead”), Riki Lindhome (“Another Period”), Jamie McShane (“Bloodline”), Hunter Doohan (“Your Honor”), Georgie Farmer (“Treadstone”), Moosa Mostafa (“Nativity Rocks!”), Emmy Myers (“Taste of Christmas”), Naomi J. Ogawa (“Skylin3s”), Joy Sunday (“Dear White People”) and Percy Hynes White (“The Gifted”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other casting news, Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz has been tapped as a series regular in Hulu drama “The Girl From Plainville”…The CW upped Neil Hopkins and Joy Osmanski to series regulars for Season 3 of “DC’s Stargirl”… Jamie Harris, who recurred in Season 1 of Amazon’s “Carnival Row,” has been promoted to series regular in Season 2…. Daniel Webber (“The Dirt,” “Escape From Pretoria”) will star opposite Tom Blyth in Epix’s “Billy the Kid.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Project Runway” returns to Bravo for its 19th season on Thursday, October 14 at 9p. Mentor Christian Siriano is back, along with judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth, as 16 new designers compete to show a collection at New York Fashion Week and win the $250,00 grand prize.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Space meets film noir in “Killers of the Cosmos,” premiering Sunday, September 19 at 9p on Science Channel and discovery+. Aidan Gillen stars in the series that investigates black holes, deadly gamma-ray bursts, rogue asteroids, dark energy and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Come From Away” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 10. The filmed version of the Broadway musical tells the story of 7,000 people stranded in Gander, Newfoundland after all flights into the US are grounded on September 11, 2001.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first feature length documentary from Yahoo Finance Presents, “Valley of Hype: The Culture that Built Elizabeth Holmes,” bows Monday, August 30 at 5p. The financial fraud trial against Holmes, one of the world’s youngest, self-made female billionaires and former CEO of her biotech startup Theranos, explores the influence that Silicon Valley’s startup culture played in Theranos’ ascent and collapse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 Disney+ released drop dates for September including “Doogie Kamealoha,” a reboot of “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “The Incredible Dr. Pol’s” 19th season opener on Wednesday, September 8; “Star Wars: Visions” bows Wednesday, September 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last week, Discovery had four of the top five cable networks in Total Day for W25-54, led by HGTV (#2 cable net in Total Day, behind FOX News) and TLC (#1 cable net in Prime among P/W 18-49 and W25-54/18-34. TLC was the #1 cable network in Prime among P/W 18-49 and W25-54/18-34, driven by “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After Tell All Pt. II” (3.3 million P2+), the week’s #1 cable program among P18-49/18-34 and W25-54/18-49/18-34).
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $332 million

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Candyman – $22.4 million
Free Guy – $13.6 million
PAW Patrol: The Movie – $6.6 million
Jungle Cruise – $5 million
Don’t Breathe 2 – $2.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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