Here are the news items for today:
The major networks are announcing their fall schedules this week with much of the news breaking last week. The following were some of the news items that hit late on Friday and over the weekend:
CBS has ordered five new dramas: Battle Creek, Madame Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion and Stalker. CBS has given a 7th season renewal to The Mentalist and has official dropped Hostages and announced the cancellation of Intelligence. [More on these on Wednesday when the official announcements are made.]
ABC has picked up another new series: Secrets and Lies. [More on these tomorrow when the official announcements are made.]
Dracula has been officially canceled by NBC. [Please see my separate pieces on the official announcements made by NBC that was posted on Sunday.]
(TV Line, Twitter and Cynthia Littleton at Variety)
BOX OFFICE NEWS
Here are the top 10 box office movies from this past weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
1. Neighbors – 51.1 million
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 37.2 million
3. The Other Woman – 9.3 million
4. Heaven is for Real – 7 million
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 5.6 million
6. Rio 2 – 5.1 million
7. Mom’s Night Out – 4.2 million
8. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – 3.7 million
9. Divergent – 1.7 million
10. Brick Mansions – 1.5 million
Q&A SECTION (with Leanne Aguilera from E! Online)
Question: I’ve been watching the Once Upon a Time finale over and over! Anything you tell us about season four? – Rachel
Leanne: From what we’ve heard, next season the rivalry between Regina and Emma is back on, and more FIERCE than ever. Regina won’t take it lying down that Emma destroyed her one chance at true happiness by bringing back Maid Marian.
Question: Orphan Black is so so so good! Please spill on what’s coming up for next week—I can’t wait! – Tyra
Leanne: It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! This week’s episode features a character pairing that we’ve wanted ever since we first heard the words “seestra” and “sharesies.” That’s right, Clone Clubbers! On Saturday, Felix and Helena are finally coming face-to-face and it’s even more incredible than we could have ever hoped for. (There may or may not be hissing involved…) Oh and brace yourselves for a very special treat: naked Hot Paul!
Question: That Revenge finale was INSANITY! Is the show really going to be Victoria as the revenge-seeker now? – Lorna
Leanne: From what we know, yes. Emily will be living in Grayson Manor and Victoria will be the one narrating the show and out for revenge, wanting to take down Emily/Amanda and make her pay for everything she lost. Pretty big game-changer! And by the way, we hear another main character will be written out next season. Perhaps the biggest cast departure yet.
Question: You guys are only talking about Emison and Ezria in all your Pretty Little Liars Scoop, but what about Haleb?! – Trisha
Leanne: We’ve got to warn you, our Hanna is going to be going through quite a bit of changes in this upcoming season. We’ll let executive producer Joseph Dougherty explain it all to you: “Hanna’s look is going to be adjusted, Hanna’s attitude is going to be adjusted. Caleb and Hanna have both changed, and they’ve both had experiences that the other one is un-privy to,” the showrunner said. “And in both cases for their experiences, they really aren’t at liberty to discuss it, and they’re both personally under a lot of stress inside. So I think both of them are kind of looking to the other to kind of say, ‘Take me back to that safe place where I once was before.'”
That’s it. Enjoy!