FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/15/22)
HULU: Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Deepa & Anoop (Premiere)
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Inside the Factory (Premiere) at 8pm
AMC: Better Call Saul (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: BBQ USA (Finale) at 9pm

Charter Communications is shutting down Spectrum Originals, launched in 2018, amid rising production costs. The closure will be gradual, as decisions are made about shows like “Joe Pickett,” “Panhandle” and “Beacon 23.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Baptiste, “The Late Show” bandleader since Stephen Colbert took over as host in 2015, is leaving to pursue other interests. “We’ve been so lucky to have a front row seat to Jon’s incredible talent for the past seven years,” said Colbert during the show. “But we’re happy for you, Jon, and I can’t wait to have you back on as guest with your next hit record.” Baptiste will be replaced by Louis Cato, who has served as interim bandleader this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s “The White Lotus” was the big winner at the 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards for broadcast and cable shows, taking honors in five categories, including best limited or anthology series. ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” and AMC’s “Better Call Saul” each nabbed four trophies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 Netflix has picked up “Love, Death + Robots” for a fourth season. The series features stand-alone episodes produced by different studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

About 25 staffers were cut in a round of layoffs at “Dr. Phil,” a move ahead of the talker’s 21st season that “streamlined production to ensure longevity.” A show spokesperson said, “As is typical of this process there were some roles we discovered that we could reduce yet still deliver our dynamic, forward-thinking program.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Camilla Belle (“Carter”) and Gus Halper (“Fear the Walking Dead”) have joined the season three cast of NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime” as an NYC power couple… Jamie Neumann (“Lovecraft Country”) and Amy Darton (“Sleepy Beauty”) will recur on AMC’s upcoming “Invitation to a Bonfire.” The psychological thriller is set at an all-girls boarding school in New Jersey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Secretos de Villanas,” a new original unscripted series, brings together six iconic telenovela villains. The “Secretos de Villanas: El Reencuentro” two-part episode will air on Canela.TV beginning October 20, followed by the eight-episode reality series continuation, “Secretos de Villanas: Las Vacaciones,” scheduled to air on a weekly basis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast,” a docuseries following the Black Mafia Family, makes its debut Sunday, October 23 on Starzplay. Also coming up on the streamer is “Dangerous Liaisons,” a reimagined take on the 18th century novel, on Sunday, November 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming-of-age drama “High School” starts its freshman season October 14 on Freevee, with new episodes dropping Fridays. The series stars TikTok creators Railey and Seazynn Gilliland as twin sisters on journeys of self-discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo’s “America’s National Parks,” narrated by Garth Brooks, premieres over five consecutive nights starting August 29 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New series “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter,” reuniting the casts of “Teen Mom OG” and “Teen Mom 2,” makes its debut Tuesday, September 6 at 8p on MTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET picked up “House of Vicious,” from creator Jill Ramsey, and set a premiere date for August 17 at 8p. The drama starring Tami Roman (“Unfaithful: Caught in the Act”) follows a fashion designer whose dysfunctional personal life threatens to derail her career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu original film “On the Count of Three,” a dark comedy about two best friends on the last day of their lives, starts streaming Wednesday, August 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Branded Television’s “Under Wraps 2,” the sequel to Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps,” will premiere Sunday, September 25 on Disney Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime movie “The Bad Seed Returns” premieres Monday, September 5 at 8p. Patty McCormack reprises her role as Dr. March from the 1956 version of “The Bad Seed.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The returns of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” for season 10B and “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” for season 4B handed VH1 its highest Monday primetime Live+SD A18-49 rating in over two years. “Atlanta” delivered a 0.68 rating and 756,000 total viewers, while “Miami” drew a 0.66 in the demo and 722,000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Helen Hoehne was re-elected to a second term as President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “This is a vote of confidence in the changes we have made and the course we have charted in moving the HFPA forward with its reforms towards greater diversity, integrity, and transparency,” said Hoehne.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Anne Heche was declared dead on August 12 of injuries suffered from an August 5 car crash. She was 53. In addition to her film work, Heche had considerable TV credits, among them her Daytime Emmy-winning role as twins on “Another World”; “Ally McBeal”; “Everwood”; “Men in Trees” and “Hung.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Denise Dowse died August 13 after battling viral meningitis. She was 64. Among Dowse’s numerous television credits were “Beverly Hills, 90201,” “Seinfeld,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Insecure.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $56 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Bullet Train – $13.4 millio
DC League of Super-Pets – $7.2 million
Top Gun: Maverick – $7.2 million
Thor: Love and Thunder – $5.3 million
Nope – $5.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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