Showbiz News, Monday, Sept. 23 – The Voice Is Back Tonight

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019


• Julio Iglesias is 76

• Bruce Springsteen is 70

• Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) is 60

At the Box Office:

 Downton Abbey opened with an impressive $31 million, blowing away predictions that the TV show-turned-film would make around $20 million.

  1. Downton Abbey, $31 million
  2. Ad Astra, $19.2 million
  3. Rambo: Last Blood, $19 million
  4. It: Chapter Two, $17.2 million
  5. Hustlers, $17 million
  6. The Lion King, $2.57 million
  7. Good Boys, $2.51 million
  8. Angel Has Fallen, $2.4 million
  9. Overcomer, $1.5 million
  10. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, $1.4 million

Monday Night TV:

SEASON PREMIERE: THE VOICE (8p ET, NBC) — Gwen Stefani joins returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton for Season 17. For the first time, Adam Levine will not be a coach this season.

SEASON PREMIERE: THE NEIGHBORHOOD (8p ET, CBS) — Season 2 begins one year after the Johnsons moved next door to the Butlers, with Dave eager to take on a bigger role in Calvin’s annual Yardecue.

DANCING WITH THE STARS (8p ET, ABC) — New. This 2-hour episode features the first elimination, as the 12 celebs perform.

SEASON PREMIERE: 9-1-1 (8p ET, FOX) — WWE star Ronda Rousey joins the cast this season.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8p ET, ESPN) — Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins.

COUNTRY MUSIC (8p ET, PBS) — Covering 1968-1972, artists head to Nashville, Tenn., as the war in Vietnam wages on. Kris Kristofferson sets a lyrical standard, as Bob Dylan and The Byrds, among others, come to Nashville, to record.

SERIES PREMIERE: BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (8:30p ET, CBS) — Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) stars in this romantic comedy about a Detroit businessman who falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant (Folake Olowofoyeku). Christine Ebersole also stars.

SERIES PREMIERE: ALL RISE (9p ET, CBS) — Simone Missick (Luke Cage) stars in this new drama as an idealistic, newly appointed judge and the absurd lives of the those in an L.A. courthouse. Marg Helgenberger also stars.

SERIES PREMIERE: PRODIGAL SON (9p ET, FOX) — This new drama follows a criminal psychologist (Tom Payne, The Walking Dead), whose father (Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex) is actually an infamous serial killer known as The Surgeon. Bellamy Young (Scandal), Halston Sage (The Orville), Keiko Agena, and Lou Diamond Phillips also star.


SEASON PREMIERE: BULL (10p ET, CBS) — As Bull prepares for fatherhood in the season 4 premiere, his work suffers without Benny, who quit in reaction to Bull’s romantic reconnection to Benny’s sister, Isabella (Yara Martinez).

SEASON PREMIERE: THE GOOD DOCTOR (10p ET, ABC) — The Season 3 premiere picks up the day after Shaun and Carly’s first date, which is shown throughout the episode via a series of flashbacks.

SERIES PREMIERE: BLUFF CITY LAW (10p ET, NBC) — Jimmy Smits stars in this new drama as a famous civil-rights lawyer who brings his rebellious, brilliant daughter (Caitlin McGee) back into the family firm, whose offices are on Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Avenue in Memphis. Josh Kelly also stars.

What’s Happening…


A trailer for The Aeronauts came out over the weekend. The movie stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Set in 1862 and inspired by true events, The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. • VIDEO


Fans of DVRs use them not just to capture shows they can’t watch in real time, but to skip the ads. But TiVo — the company which pretty much invented the ad-skipping DVR box — is going to force some users to watch ads. The company says “all eligible” retail DVRs will be showing pre-roll ads soon and that it will be a “permanent part of the service.” TiVo says that you’ll have the ability to skip these ads, although an early tester said he had to fast forward to get to the show.


Carl Ruiz, celebrity chef who regularly appeared on Guy Fieri’s Food Network shows, died Saturday at the age of 44. Ruiz was a regular on three of Guy Fieri’s shows: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, and was good friends with many of Food Network’s stars.

… In addition to his Food Network appearances, Ruiz hosted his own YouTube series, Omg Carl’s Food Show, in which he reviewed chain restaurants.

… Ruiz’s cause of death has not been confirmed.


Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog from the Star Trek spin-off Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died. He was 50.

On the Calendar…

• September 23: First day of Fall (started at 3:50 AM ET)
• September 28: SNL Season 45 begins
• October 1: Major League Baseball playoffs start
• October 3: NHL regular season starts
• October 11: Nobel Peace Prize winner announced
• October 11: National League Championship Series starts
• October 12: American League Championship Series starts
• October 13: Chicago Marathon
• October 27: Diwali
• October 31: Halloween (a Thursday)
• November 3: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 11: Veterans Day
• November 13: Country Music Association Awards
• November 28: Thanksgiving
• November 29: Black Friday
• November 30: Small Business Saturday
• December 20: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theater

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