FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/22/22)
ACORN TV: Anne (Premiere)
AMC: Kevin Can F**k Himself (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Bobby and Sophie on the Coast (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Fatal Attraction (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: ATL Homicide (Premiere) at 10pm
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge (Finale) at 9pm

The latest round of post-merger layoffs at Warner Bros. Discoveryincludes OWN execs Jennifer Giddens, head of marketing; Karen Grant-Selma, SVP of business and legal affairs; and MaryBeth Cunin, head of programming. Nicole Nichols has exited her role as EVP of communications and strategy but remains onboard with Harpo Studios and Oprah Winfrey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Over at WBD’s CNN, CEO Chris Licht held an editorial call on Friday to address the decision to cancel “Reliable Sources,” and acknowledged more changes are to come. “There will be moves you may not agree with or understand,” he told staffers, but said media reports about CNN’s plans are incorrect assumptions. As for “Reliable Sources,” Licht said the show’s Oliver Darcy “will be working on a reimagined ‘Reliable Sources’ newsletter. We will be expanding. We hope to relaunch in the next few weeks.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Global inked a $1.5 billion deal to keep US media rights for Union of European Football Association games until 2030. “UEFA has been a key driver for Paramount+ since our launch and we are thrilled to extend this successful partnership showcasing even more world-class soccer through the 2029-30 season, building on the incredible momentum we have created the past two years,” said CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus. “UEFA is a perfect example of our differentiated strategy presenting marquee properties to drive and strengthen both our streaming and traditional linear businesses. This multiplatform approach allows us to leverage the power of Paramount Global to reach the broadest possible audience and elevate and grow the reach of UEFA in the United States.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly to approve an agreement on new exclusivity terms with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television. Key points include: a “conflict-free window” of at least three months during each season, in which performers may accept a permitted appearance on another show or network without first confirming availability and potential scheduling; an increase in the exclusivity money breaks from $15,000 per week or per episode for half-hour programs and $20,000 per week or per episode for one hour or longer programs to $65,000 per week or per episode for half-hour programs and $70,000 per week or per hour for one hour or longer programs; expansion in permitted appearances for series regulars; and a strict limitation on the permissible reasons for which a series producer may stop a series regular from accepting an appearance on another program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big winners at the African America Film Critics Association’s 4th Annual AAFCA Awards included ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” for Best Comedy and the show’s Quinta Brunson for Breakout Star; Netflix’s “Ozark” for Best Drama; and Peacock’s “Bel-Air” for Best New Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first 12 seasons of “Criminal Minds” are back on Netflix. The police procedural, which aired on CBS from 2005-2020 and was a big hit for the streamer, was pulled June 30 when its licensing agreement expired. All 15 seasons can be found on Hulu, as well Paramount+, which will be home to an upcoming 10-episode revival of the show. Also back on Netflix are “Reign” and “The Originals.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nearly 200 episodes of “Sesame Street” have been removed from HBO Max. All episodes from seasons 39 through 52, the latest season, remain, but of the earlier seasons, only episodes from seasons one, five and seven are on the platform. HBO is “committed to continuing to bring ‘Sesame Street’ into families’ homes,” said a statement from the network. “‘Sesame Street’ is and has always been an important part of television culture and a crown jewel of our preschool offering.” The “Sesame Street” Twitter account reassured viewers everything’s A-OK. “Your friends on Sesame Street will always be here when you need them,” it said. “Visit the neighborhood any day of the week with full episodes on our YouTube channel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock will offer both the theatrical version and an extended cut of Universal’s “Jurassic World’s Dominion” starting September 2. The extended cut features 14 extra minutes, including a different opening, more action and more dinosaurs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 HBO has renewed “The Rehearsal,” from Nathan Fielder, for a second season. In the comedy series, Fielder allows ordinary people to prepare for life’s biggest moments by “rehearsing” them in simulations of his own design.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming back for a sophomore run is OutTV’s “Gogo For The Gold.” The series features a cast of dancers competing challenges to find the ultimate S.T.U.D. (Super-Talented Underwear Dancer).
(Source: Cynopsis)

A sequel to David E. Kelley’s “Ally McBeal” is in early development at ABC, reports Deadline. The legal dramedy from Karen Grist (“Our Kind of People”) would follow a young Black woman who joins the law firm. The show ended a five-season run on Fox in 2002.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings”) has joined the season two cast of Showtime’s “Yellowjackets” in a guest arc as a Citizen Detective….Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me”) will play the male lead in ABC drama “Avalon” opposite Neve Campbell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “NFL: Icons” kicks off September 10 at 10p on Epix. Athletes featured this year include Walter Payton, Troy Aikman, Jimmy Johnson, and Cris Carter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A rebooted “Disappeared” returns to ID on Wednesday, September 7 at 10p. The missing-persons series first aired from 2009-13 and in again 2016, returning in 2021 as a podcast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2022 Little League Softball World Series scored as ESPN’s most-watched since it expanded coverage of the tournament in 2017, according to Nielsen. The slate averaged 294,000 viewers across ESPN and ESPN2, up 19% over last year. The Little League Softball World Series Semifinal Game on August 14 between Hewitt, Texas and Chesterfield, Virginia was the tournament’s most-watched telecast since 2018. It averaged 537,000 viewers. Additionally, viewership for the Little League Baseball World Series regional games averaged 558,000 viewers across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, up from 552,000 viewers in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID “People Magazine Investigates” special “The Truth About Pam”premieres Monday, August 29 at 9p, covering the true crime story that inspired NBC’s campy limited series, “The Thing About Pam.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dove Cameron, MTV PUSH artist Saucy Santana and Yung Gravy are set to perform during the 2022 “VMAs” Pre-Show on Sunday, August 28 at 6:30p. The 90-minute event will feature coverage from Tate McRae, who joins as a special celebrity correspondent. Murda Beatz will be the Kraft Singles House DJ.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Television Academy will hold its first DEI summit on December 1, offering DEI professionals an opportunity to “meet, network, share ideas and collaborate to work towards a more inclusive and equitable industry, increasing the visibility, equity and power for those marginalized and underrepresented,” said the Academy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lindsay Shookus, a producer and head of talent for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” has decided to leave the show. “After 20 seasons at ‘Saturday Night Live’ (and 415 live shows – I counted!), I have decided to trade in the wild late night life and move on from the show,” she wrote on Instagram.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $90 million

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero – $20.1 million
Beast – $11.6 million
Bullet Train – $8 million
Top Gun: Maverick – $5.9 million
DC League of Super-Pets – $5.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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