FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS

September 28, 2021

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 9/28/21)
BRAVO: Vanderpump Rules (Premiere) at 9pm
MOTORTREND.COM: Bitchin’ Rides (Premiere)
NBC: La Brea (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Ada Twist (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Scientist (Premiere)
TELEMUNDO: Malverde: El Santo Patron (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: History’s Greatest Mysteries (Finale)
PBS: Citizen Hearst: An American Experience Special (Finale) at 9pm

“Saturday Night Live” has set its cast for its upcoming 47th season – and announced who’ll be leaving. The show is bringing back the majority of its cast, including Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong. Exiting the show are Beck Bennett, who joined “SNL” in 2013, as well as Lauren Holt, who boarded as a feature player last season. Meanwhile, the show is adding three new featured players: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Dancing with the Stars” star Cheryl Burke has tested positive for Covid-19. The professional dancer announced that she had “really bad news” on Instagram on Sunday, ahead of the Monday night’s live show. Burke is paired with Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby on the reality competition series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add “Veep” to the list of series getting a podcast. Matt Walsh and Timothy Simmons, who starred in the HBO series, will host Second in Command: A Veep Rewatch Podcast, according to Deadline. It’s set to launch on podcast platforms and YouTube on Tuesday, October 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patricia Martin was announced the winner of the 2021 Women in Technology Award by Women in Cable Telecommunications, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers a subsidiary of CableLabs, and Cablefax. Martin, Senior Vice President of the Integration Management Office at Cox Communications, is one of the most highly regarded professionals in cable technology.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After a first season that drew over 67 million viewers, Netflix renewed “Sex/Life” for a second season. (Netflix’s metric counts households that have watched two or more minutes of a program.) Production will take place back in Toronto, and series regulars Sarah Shahi, Mike Vogel, Adam Demos and Margaret Odette will all be back.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toni Braxton will headline and executive produce Lifetime’s movie series event “The Fallen Angels Book Club” (wt). Braxton will portray Hollis Morgan, an ex-con turned amateur sleuth who sets out to investigate a series of murders at her book club. Debuting in 2022, Rhonda Baraka (“Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta”), who will also executive produce, wrote the scripts for the two movies, based on the Hollis Morgan mystery book series by author R. Franklin James.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW has greenlit a reboot of “Babylon 5,” from original series creator J. Michael Straczynski and Warner Bros. Television. It will center around John Sheridan (portrayed by Bruce Boxleitner in the original series), an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background who is assigned to the space station.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All3Media International signed an agreement with Peacock to bring the globally popular “Escape to the Chateau” to the U.S., as well as brand extension “Escape to the Chateau: Make Do & Mend.” The series follow the adventures of Dick and Angel Strawbridge and their young children, who have relocated from a modest English apartment to a 45-room 19th century French chateau. Peacock bows Season 7 of “Escape to the Chateau” for free on Monday, October 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“On My Block” premieres it fourth and final season on Netflix on Thursday, October 4, but there is good news for viewers. The series is getting a spinoff, “Freeridge.” The new female-driven YA comedy will follow a new crew of friends from the fictitious California city where “On My Block” was set. Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez and Jermy Haft, who co-created the original series, will re-team for the spinoff with the addition of Jame Uyeshiro and Jamie Dooner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David E. Talbert is developing a musical series for Disney Branded Television, following the success of his Netflix film, “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.” “Madelyn Square Gardens” explores the journey of a young woman named Madelyn who moves to New York from Mississippi with dreams of being on Broadway. Talbert and his wife and partner, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, will produce the project via their Golden Alchemy Entertainment banner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

British broadcaster IT has ordered four-part “DI Ray,” starring Parminder Nagra (“EG”), according to Deadline. The project, which hails from “Line of Duty” duo Maya Sondhi and Jed Mercurio, centers on Rachita Ray, a police officer who takes on a case that forces her to confront her British identity and South Asian heritage, and explores racism in the workplace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The WNET Group and Love Nature are collaborating on “The Ocean’s Greatest Feast,” a documentary feature originated by factual wildlife producer, Earth Touch. The project harnesses new filmmaking technology to capture South Africa’s famous annual sardine run and a lineup of marine characters in ways never seen before. It will debut in the U.S. on PBS as part of its “Nature” series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mara Brock Akil has set her first slate of developments with Netflix. She has a deal with the streamer under her story27 banner. The projects include “Agency,” a drama based on the real life of sports agents Aaron and Eric Goodwin; “Forever,” an inspired-by adaptation of Judy Blume’s YA romance novel; “Astronaut Chicks,” a half-hour comedy that follow four young, female Black friends; and “Stamped from the Beginning,” a partnership with One Story Up, which is a hybrid documentary feature adaptation of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s work of the same name.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GaryLico.TV is launching a worldwide commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the premiere of “Forensic Files” (aka “Medical Detectives”). The company has produced a tribute special for the series, which will air globally on RTL, CBS Reality, Atresmedia, E.TV, SBS and more. It is built around a worldwide survey of viewers’ favorite and most memorable episodes and includes never-before-seen-footage, behind-the-scenes of recreations and exclusive interviews with the production team, including series creator Paul Dowling of Medstar Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Eva Amurri (“Undateable,” “Californication”) will join her mother, Susan Sarandon, in Fox’s upcoming straight-to-series music dynasty drama “Monarch”… CBC added Rakhee Morzaria (“Note to Self”), Zoriah Wong (“Nancy Drew”) and Roman Pesino (“Odd Squad”) to the cast of “Run The Burbs.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The History Channel premieres “The Engineering That Built the World”on Sunday, October 10 at 9p. An extension of the “That Built” franchise, the eight-episode series highlights the visionaries behind the world’s most important engineering feats such as the Transcontinental Railroad, the Panama Canal, the Statue of Liberty, the Hoover Dam and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“City Confidential” returns to A&E on Thursday, October 28 at 10p. The noir-style true crime series goes beyond the headlines to showcase the emotional and unexpected stories that catapulted unique communities into the public eye.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mysteries around Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition around the world will be explored when “Secrets of the Dead” returns to PBS on Wednesday, October 20 at 10p (Check local listings.) The series’ 19th season will also explore untold stories of prehistoric women, the origins of Stonehenge, the mystery of the fatal Hindenburg airship crash and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon has reimagined the ‘90s hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 for its animated series “Blue’s Clues.” Season 3 of “Blue’s Clues & You!” premieres Friday, October 1 at 11a with the return of fan-favorite character Periwinkle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TikTok has crossed a major milestone: over 1 billion in monthly active users. That’s a 45% increase from mid-2020. In a video posted on the service on Monday, TikTok COO Vanessa Pappas said that each month “over a billion from around the world come to TikTok to be entertained, inspired or discover something new, like sports, music, arts and culture, fashion, DIY and more.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Global Citizen Live drew over 5 million live viewers on BBC TV. The 24-hour music event featured announcements to drive equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, urgent action on climate change, and address the growing hunger crisis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Melissa Yandell Smith, who made her film debut in 2020’s “Nomadland” and helped steer San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre for 25 years, died on September 7 of cancer. She was 64.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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KELLY PRICE’S (R&B & GOSPEL SINGER) ATTORNEY SAYS SHE’S SAFE AND NOT MISSING

September 28, 2021

KELLY PRICE’S (R&B & GOSPEL SINGER) ATTORNEY SAYS SHE’S SAFE AND NOT MISSING
https://www.tmz.com/2021/09/24/gospel-singer-kelly-price-attorney-safe-not-missing-covid/

ANGELINA JOLIE AND THE WEEKND CONTINUE RAISING EYEBROWS WITH SECOND DINNER DATE

September 28, 2021

ANGELINA JOLIE AND THE WEEKND CONTINUE RAISING EYEBROWS WITH SECOND DINNER DATE
https://www.eonline.com/news/1304006/angelina-jolie-and-the-weeknd-continue-raising-eyebrows-with-second-dinner-date

R. KELLY FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS IN FEDERAL SEX CRIMES TRIAL

September 28, 2021

R. KELLY FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS IN FEDERAL SEX CRIMES TRIAL
https://www.tmz.com/2021/09/27/r-kelly-verdict-guilty-federal-sex-crimes-trial-brooklyn/

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ REVEALS WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT AND WHO GOT PROMOTED AHEAD OF NEW SEASON

September 28, 2021

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ REVEALS WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT AND WHO GOT PROMOTED AHEAD OF NEW SEASON
https://toofab.com/2021/09/27/saturday-night-live-season-47-cast-whos-in-whos-out/

WILL SMITH CONFIRMS JADA WASN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO HAD SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS OUTSIDE OF THEIR MARRIAGE

September 28, 2021

WILL SMITH CONFIRMS JADA WASN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO HAD SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS OUTSIDE OF THEIR MARRIAGE
https://toofab.com/2021/09/27/will-smith-jada-pinkett-smith-entanglements/

MIGUEL AND NAZANIN MANDI BREAK UP AFTER 17 YEARS TOGETHER

September 27, 2021

MIGUEL AND NAZANIN MANDI BREAK UP AFTER 17 YEARS TOGETHER
https://www.eonline.com/news/1303977/miguel-and-nazanin-mandi-break-up-after-17-years-together

SUNNY HOSTIN EXPLAINS THE VIEW’S TRIGGERING DECISION TO DISCLOSE FALSE POSITIVE COVID-19 RESULTS; ANA NAVARRO ALSO SPEAKS; PRODUCER APOLOGIZES

September 27, 2021

SUNNY HOSTIN EXPLAINS THE VIEW’S TRIGGERING DECISION TO DISCLOSE FALSE POSITIVE COVID-19 RESULTS; ANA NAVARRO ALSO SPEAKS; PRODUCER APOLOGIZES
https://www.eonline.com/news/1304000/sunny-hostin-explains-the-views-triggering-decision-to-disclose-false-positive-covid-19-results

TOM HIDDLESTON (AKA LOKI) AND ZAWE ASHTON APPEAR TO CONFIRM THEIR ROMANCE AT THE TONY AWARDS

September 27, 2021

TOM HIDDLESTON (AKA LOKI) AND ZAWE ASHTON APPEAR TO CONFIRM THEIR ROMANCE AT THE TONY AWARDS
https://www.eonline.com/news/1303913/tom-hiddleston-and-zawe-ashton-appear-to-confirm-their-romance-at-tony-awards

LENA DUNHAM (GIRLS) MARRIES HER BOYFRIEND LUIS FELBER

September 27, 2021

LENA DUNHAM (GIRLS) MARRIES HER BOYFRIEND LUIS FELBER
https://people.com/tv/lena-dunham-marries-luis-felber/?utm_medium=browser&utm_source=people.com&utm_content=20210927&utm_campaign=1412253