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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

October 22, 2018

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/22/18)
ANIMAL PLANET: The Crocodile Hunter: Best of Steve Irwin (Premiere) at 8pm
BRAVO: Welcome To Waverly (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws: Memphis: Full Throttle (Premiere) at 8p
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws: Memphis (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Living Alaska (Premiere) at 9pm
VH1: T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle (Premiere) at 9pm
CNBC: American Greed (Finale) at 9pm

In yet another change at the top for broadcast networks, Charlie Collier, president of AMC Networks for ten years, is moving to Fox. Collier has been named chief executive of entertainment, replacing co-chief executive of the Fox Television Group, Gary Newman, who had planned to stay in the job only through this television season. The other co-chief, Dana Walden, is moving to Disney after its $71.3 billion acquisition of assets of 21st Century Fox, which does not include the broadcast network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Charlie is a longtime friend and colleague, and he will be inheriting a team of passionate and incredibly talented executives,” said Newman. “This accelerated transition allows me to pursue new opportunities on my own timeline with the comfort I am leaving the network in capable hands.” Offered Collier, “I can’t imagine a more exciting next step than this new role at Fox, which combines the power and reach of a broadcast division, some of the best live assets on the planet from which to build entertainment audiences and fan engagement, and a proven leadership team with a ‘make new rules’ start-up mentality.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

And Collier got this sendoff from Ed Carroll, COO of AMC Networks: “Charlie Collier is a stellar executive and leader. This is a great opportunity for him and we know he will make an enormous contribution to this new venture. We will miss him and are so thankful for his many achievements here over the past decade.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Some like it hot: Firehouse drama Station 19 got a full season order for season two. Shondaland’s Grey’s Anatomy spin-off built on its season premiere by 24% in total viewers and 25% among A18-49 for series highs in Live+3; through its first two episodes, the show’s sophomore run is drawing 7.9 million viewers in 1.8/7 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also landing a full season order is Fox’s The Cool Kids. With its Last Man Standing lead-in, Kids debuted to 10.2 million viewers and a 2.1 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And CBS gave full-season orders to three freshman series: God Friended Me, averaging 10 million viewers, up 8% in its time period versus last season; its Magnum P.I. reboot, reaching over 9 million viewers each week, up 50% versus last season, and The Neighborhood, averaging over 8 million viewers, up 14% from last season’s Kevin Can Wait.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A week after it canceled Marvel’s Iron Fist, it was revealed Netflix is not bringing Luke Cage back for a third season. Deadline attributes the decision to creative differences and high costs. The streamer also canceled All About the Washingtons after one season; the autobiographical family comedy starred Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Justine Simmons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) inked a talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox Television calling for the comedian/actor/writer to develop, exec produce and potentially star in a comedy series under his Four Square Miles Inc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

China from Above, a four-parter following life in traditional and modern China, launches on Smithsonian Channel on Monday, November 19 at 8p, the day after the returns of American in Color and The Lost Tapes at 8p and 9p, November 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime subscribers don’t have to wait until Sunday, October 28 for the season six premiere of Ray Donovan. The drama is available now via Showtime streaming, Showtime Anytime and on demand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of WE tv docu-series Love After Lockup launches Friday, December 7 at 9p. Season 1 premiered earlier this year and saw the audience rise 86% among W25-54 and 62% among A25-54 from the premiere in Nielsen Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Renovation expert/New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight restores a centuries-old New England farmhouse in a new HGTV pilot, Farmhouse Fixer, slated to air in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nicki Minaj and Spanish singer Rosalía are the first performer names announced for the 2018 MTV EMAs, airing live from Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9p CET.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And Kelsea BalleriniLuke BryanKenny ChesneyDan + ShayOld DominionCarrie Underwood, and Keith Urban make up the first group of performers announced for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, airing Wednesday, November 14 at 7p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kristin Chenoweth will be the featured guest and narrator for his year’s Christmas concert in Salt Lake City by The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square on December 13, 14 and 15. Event will air as a special on PBS and BYUtv.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air Wednesday, May 1 at 8p on NBC. Last year’s show aired on a Sunday, May 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian-actor Zainab Johnson (Late Night with Seth Meyers) is set to host the finale screening and awards ceremony of the 13th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival on October 24 in Hollywood. The festival is part of the net’s talent infusion programs celebrating diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Matthew Broderick will play a high school principal in Netflix post-apocalyptic high school dramedy Daybreak. It’s the first series regular role for the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The stars are coming out for CBS’s Murphy Brown revival. Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher are all set to guest star in upcoming episodes. Comedy airs Thursdays at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SNL alum Molly Shannon will reprise her role of Valerie Bassett on NBC’s Will & Grace. Shannon played Val for five episodes in the show’s original run, as well as last season. Will Bomer will return for three more episodes as TV anchor McCoy Whitman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dana Melanie (Wild Nights with Emily) and Rafael Cebrian (Narcos) landed series regular roles in season three of Netflix’s Greenhouse AcademyPaloma Faith has joined upcoming Epix drama Pennyworth in a series regular role…Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Affair) will co-star in CBS drama pilot Surveillance opposite Sophia Bush….Azie Tesfai (Jane the Virgin) will play the sister of James Olsen in season four of CW’s Supergirl, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of its “No Excuses” campaign to get 100,000 people to vote in the midterm elections, theSkimm, has teamed with Shondaland for a five-part video series featuring stars from Shondaland series. Episodes are available on Shondaland.com and the Daily Skimm newsletter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Children’s animated TV series Motown Magic premieres Tuesday, November 20 on Netflix, featuring characters from Josh Wakely (Beat Bugs). Smokey Robinson serves as executive music producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Universal Kids kicked off its new Saturday unscripted block over the weekend, with the season one premiere of The Voice Kids, along with new episodes of Top Chef Junior and American Ninja Warrior Junior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second episode of the new season of BBC America’s Doctor Who saw Live+3 ratings growth of +10% from the season premiere among A18-49 (780,000). It’s the first time that the franchise has grown from a season premiere since debuting on the network in 2010.  With Jodie Whittaker as the 13th and first female doctor, it’s the series’ biggest regular season audience in 3 years with 1.65 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET’s Hip Hop Awards and Hustle in Brooklyn debut night reached 4 million total viewers and 2 million A18-49, and was the number one entertainment net on cable among W18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Halloween – $77.5 million
A Star Is Born – $19.3 million
Venom – $18.1 million
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $9.7 million
First Man – $8.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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BRUCE DERN COLLAPSES, HOSPITALIZED WITH POSSIBLE HIP FRACTURE

October 20, 2018

BRUCE DERN COLLAPSES, HOSPITALIZED WITH POSSIBLE HIP FRACTURE
http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/19/bruce-dern-collapses-hip-fracture-laura-dern/

PAUL ALLEN DEATH CERTIFICATE LISTS SEPTIC SHOCK AND LYMPHOMA AS CAUSE OF DEATH

October 20, 2018

PAUL ALLEN DEATH CERTIFICATE LISTS SEPTIC SHOCK AND LYMPHOMA AS CAUSE OF DEATH
http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/19/paul-allen-death-certificate-septic-shock-non-hodgkins-lymphoma/?adid=hero5

KENDALL JENNER GETS NEW RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST NEW ALLEGED STALKER

October 20, 2018

KENDALL JENNER GETS NEW RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST NEW ALLEGED STALKER
http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/19/kendall-jenner-temporary-restraining-order-alleged-stalker/

VINCE VAUGHN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DUI CASE

October 20, 2018

VINCE VAUGHN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DUI CASE
https://www.eonline.com/news/942870/vince-vaughn-arrested-on-suspicion-of-dui

CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 19, 2018

October 20, 2018

CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 19, 2018
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Gillian Jacobs (NBC’s Community) – 36 years old
Gabrielle Dennis (Insecure/ The Bobby Brown Story) – 37 years old
Omar Gooding (Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) – 42 years old
Desmond Harrington (Dexter) – 42 years old
Chris Kattan (formerly of Saturday Night Live) – 48 years old
Trey Parker (co-creator of South Park) – 49 years old
Jon Favreau (“Iron Man 3”) – 52 years old
Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) – 54 years old
Evander Holyfield (Boxer) – 56 years old
Floyd Mayweather Sr. (former Boxer) – 66 years old
John Lithgow (Third Rock From The Sun/ “Shrek”) – 73 years old
Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter” movies) – 78 years old 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ NYC STREET FAIRS/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

October 19, 2018

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 10/19/18)
BRAVO: Get A Room with Carson & Thom (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Extreme Cake Makers (Premiere) at 10:30pm
OVATION: Fake or Fortune (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Treehouse Masters (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: Autumnwatch New England (Finale) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 10/20/18)
ANIMAL PLANET: Wolves and Warriors (Finale) at 10pm
OWN: Black Love (Finale) at 10pm
OXYGEN: Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers (Finale) at 7pm

(SUNDAY 10/21/18)
FOOD NETWORK: Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like A Pro (Premiere) at 12:30pm
GAME SHOW NETWORK: Cover Story (Premiere) at 7pm
HGTV: Hawaii Life (Premiere) at 8pm and 8:30pm
HGTV: Bahamas Life (Premiere) at 9pm and 9:30pm
HGTV: Caribbean Life (Premiere) at 10pm and 10:30pm
PBS: The Woman In White (Premiere) at 10pm
POP: Wolf Creek (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: 90 Day Fiancé (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: American Monster (Finale) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: Shameless (Finale) at 9pm
STARZ: Warriors of Liberty City (Finale) at 8pm

The restructuring of CBS Corp’s executive suite, following the departure of longtime CEO Les Moonves, took a major step forward on Thursday, with President and interim CEO Joe Ianniello naming David Nevins as Chief Creative Officer, CBS Corporation, effective immediately. Nevins was also promoted to Chairman of Showtime Networks Inc., and will remain as the business’ Chief Executive Officer. Christina Spade, Showtime’s Chief Financial Officer, was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at CBS Corp.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In his new role Nevins will be responsible for the oversight of programming, marketing and research across CBS Television Studios, the CBS Television Network’s Entertainment division, Showtime Networks and, in conjunction with CBS Interactive, programming for CBS All Access, as well as oversee CBS’ interest in The CW. Spade will oversee all financial operations including treasury, tax, accounting, internal audit, information security and real estate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“David has a brilliant creative mind and an impressive track record of success at Showtime and in the entertainment industry,” said Ianniello. “He is a forward-thinking leader who has driven programming excellence and subscriber growth for the cable network and its growing over-the-top service. The combination of David working with the outstanding and proven creative leaders we have in place will continue to build our position as a global premium content powerhouse.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC rewarded breakout drama Manifest by picking up three more episodes of the series, bringing its total count to 16. The network will run original episodes of the missing plane drama continuously in the first quarter of 2019 without repeats. Manifest joins NBC drama New Amsterdam, which also received a back order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bette Midler is joining Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker for Freeform’s Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash, celebrating the cult classic film’s milestone anniversary. The two-hour special, filmed at the Hollywood Cemetery, bows Saturday, October 20 at 8:15p as part of Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Price Is Right hired a new “model” – former NFL player Devin Goda. He joins the game show on Monday, Oct 22 at 11a on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards are set for Sunday, June 9, 2019 and will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York at 8p on CBS. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment return as executive producers with Weiss serving as director for the 19th consecutive year. Nominations will be announced Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC announced part of its “25 Days of Christmas” programming slate. In this year’s mix are the return of The Great Christmas Light Fight, beginning Monday, November 26 at 8p, and The Great American Baking Show Holiday Edition, premiering Thursday, December 6 at 9p. Former Spice Girl, Emma Bunton, joins Anthony “Spice” Adams as host of the latter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo unveiled coverage of the Latin American Music Awards on Thursday, October 25. Red carpet show La Alfombra de Latin AMAs kicks off the night a 7p, followed by the awards ceremony at 8p, and the behind-the-scenes action on Latin AMAs: Acceso VIP at 11:35p. In addition, there will digital coverage via Instagram series Latin AMAs Refreshed, a YouTube “First Look Cam” from the red carpet, the Latin AMAs Social Backstage, featuring interviews with winners, presenters and performers, a Snapchat Official Life Story and Facebook’s Augmented Reality lens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Heather Graham is set to topline The Hypnotist’s Love Story, a drama picked up by ABC that’s based on the book by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Project centers on successful hypnotherapist Ellen who, after a string of failed romances, is optimistic about her current boyfriend, until he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionsgate is developing adaptations of its Kim Kardashian West prank show You Kiddin’ Me?! in the UK and Australia. Plus, it’s looking to line up international linear deals for the Facebook Watch format, which features celebrities and their families pulling pranks on the public. British producer Primal Media and Australia’s Eureka are developing local versions of the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath debuts Tuesday, November 27 at 9p on A&E Network, spanning eight episodes and four specials.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s People Magazine Investigates returns on Monday, November 5 at 10p. The 15-episode third season takes viewers to the epicenter of compelling crimes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle premieres Monday, October 22 at 9p. New series showcases complicated marriages, young love, health scares and T.I. and Tiny working to keep their family together.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Topics like guns, sleep, technology, cops and more are explored in Adam Ruins Everything’s new season debuting Tuesday, November 27 at 10p on truTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel’s America in Color returns on Sunday, November 18 at 8p. Season 2 dives deeper into historical archives, private collections and home movies, digitizing over 23 miles of footage, in search of people, places and moments that helped define the 20th century.
(Source: Cynopsis)

House Hunters: Home for the Holidays premieres on HGTV on Tuesday, November 27 at 9p and 9:30p. The spinoff features stories of families searching for a new place to celebrate the holidays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) narrates Bloomberg Philanthropies’ climate change documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh. The film, which explores the efforts of individuals battling severe threats of climate change in their own backyards, bows on National Geographic on Wednesday, December 12 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV introduces The Day the Rock Star Died on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:30p. The special takes an in-depth look at the life, legacy and death of Whitney Houston.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America monkeys around on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. Chimp Sanctuary bows at 9p, followed by Chimps of the Lost Gorge at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-hour special Leah Remini: The Jehovah’s Witnesses premieres on A&E on Tuesday, November 13 at 9p. Remini and Miki Rinder meet with four members of the organization and explore how other groups besides Scientology can subvert and exploit belief.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sicilian Tenors, international singers who blend classic opera with Rat Pack shenanigans, are recording their first television special on Sunday, November 3 at Weinberg Theater in Frederick, MD. It will air in May 2019 on Public TV stations across the country as part of Pledge Month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IFC’s third season of Brockmire announced its lineup of guest stars for Season 3. In the mix are MLB Hall of Fame inductee George Brett, sportscaster Bob Costas, Richard Kind (Red Oaks), Linda Lavin (Alice), Tawny Newsome (The Carmichael Show), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Christine Woods (Hello Ladies).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mark Rufallo has signed on to play twin brothers in HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is TrueDerek Mio nabbed the lead in season 2 of AMC anthology series The TerrorChristian Camargo (Penny Dreadful) and Hera Hilmar (DaVinci’s Demons) nabbed series regular roles in Apple drama SecAnthony Edwards and Julie White (Transformers) landed major recurring roles in the upcoming third season of Designated Survivor, transplanted to NetflixLouis Anderson is joining TBS dark comedy Search Party in a recurring role… Peter Halpin is heading to the cast of Netflix series Daredevil.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twitter suspended some 1500 accounts for engaging in “coordinated platform manipulation,” said company officials, following a meme campaign designed to troll liberals as “nonplayable characters,” a term borrowed from video games. The nonplayable meme mocks Trump critics as brainless drones who can’t think for themselves.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lena Dunham’s newsletter website The Lenny Letter could be shutting down as early as today. Digiday reports that Lenny’s contributors have been notified of the closure. Dunham’s three-year-old site began an ad partnership with Conde Nast last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mothers Matter, a four-part digital investigation into the high rate of death of American mothers from pregnancy related causes, premiered on TEGNA stations’ digital platforms on Thursday. Led by the Atticus investigative unit from WXIA in Atlanta, the series examines how the maternal mortality rating in the U.S. is more than double that of other developed nations, with African American women being three and four times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than any other race. Series is available for local on-air broadcast on Monday, October 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Halloween – Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Ginny Gardner, Nick Castle, Haluk Bilginer, James Jude Courtney
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Limited Release) – Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro,
Change In The Air
What They Had (Limited Release) – Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner, Taissa Farmiga, Josh Lucas, Sarah Sutherland, Marilyn Dodds Frank
Wildlife (Limited Release) – Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Travis W. Bruyer, Darryl Cox, Mollie Milligan
Change In The Air (Limited Release) – Rachel Brosnahan, Aidan Quinn, Olympia Dukakis, M. Emmet Walsh, Seth Gilliam, Satya Bhabha, Mary Beth Hurt, Macy Gray

NYC STREET FAIRS – MANHATTAN
https://www.clearviewfestival.com/events/
http://nycstreetfairs.com/schedule-of-festivals/
https://socialeyesnyc.com/manhattan/

NYC STREET FAIRS – BROOKLYN, QUEENS, BRONX, AND STATEN ISLAND
https://socialeyesnyc.com/manhattan/nyc-street-fairs-festivals-parades/

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $970 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

NYLottery.NY.gov

POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $430 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

NYLottery.NY.gov

KARLIE KLOSS MARRIES JOSHUA KUSHNER 3 MONTHS AFTER THEIR ENGAGEMENT

October 19, 2018

KARLIE KLOSS MARRIES JOSHUA KUSHNER 3 MONTHS AFTER THEIR ENGAGEMENT
https://www.eonline.com/news/978506/karlie-kloss-marries-joshua-kushner-3-months-after-engagement

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF LEAH REMINI & JADA PINKETT SMITH’S PUBLIC FEUD

October 19, 2018

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF LEAH REMINI & JADA PINKETT SMITH’S PUBLIC FEUD
https://www.eonline.com/news/978480/the-complete-history-of-leah-remini-and-jada-pinkett-smith-s-public-feud-and-why-it-may-finally-be-over

AVRIL LAVIGNE TALKS ABOUT HER BATTLE WITH LYME DISEASE

October 19, 2018

AVRIL LAVIGNE TALKS ABOUT HER BATTLE WITH LYME DISEASE
https://www.eonline.com/news/978405/avril-lavigne-on-lyme-disease-battle-i-was-in-bed-for-f-king-two-years