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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/24/18)
PBS: Nature (Premiere) at 8pm

Details are scarce, but Apple reportedly will give its originals-fueled planned TV subscription a significant global rollout. The tech giant is eyeing 100 countries for the launch, according to report by The Informationa move that would place the service in immediate competition with Amazon and Netflix. Apple hired former Sony execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to head development, and has been striking a series of deals, including for a series that will star Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and, just announced, Steve Carrell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paul Franklin is stepping down as president of CBS Television Distribution, ending a career of three decades in the business. It’s the latest in an overhaul at the company in the wake of the departure of Les Moonves in September, overseen by interim CEO Joe Ianniello.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Multi-platinum music artist Mariah Carey will join NBC’s The Voice as a key adviser for the season 15 “knockout rounds,” beginning Monday, October 29. She’ll work with and mentor the remaining 32 artists with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facing the music: Just hours after Megyn Kelly complained on Today about our era of political correctness preventing the donning of blackface for Halloween -spurring a sizable backlash on social media – she apologized to her NBC colleagues. “Today is one of those days where listening carefully to other points of view, including from friends and colleagues, is leading me to rethink my own views,” Kelly said, noting she now realizes “the history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The WGA West launched a series of workshops to help members recognize what sexual harassment looks like and develop both prevention and response strategies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WeForShe, the advocacy group focused on establishing increased gender equality in television, announced the 2018 participants of its DirectHer program. DirectHer is a resource for TV industry execs that pairs breakout female directors who have yet to direct an episode of primetime television or full length digital episode with established directors. “While we have seen some advances in television of women directors and we’re on the road to more gender parity, there aren’t enough episodically credited female directors to meet demand,” said WeForShe co-founder Claudia Maittlen-Harris.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The production companies behind Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and Basketball Wives, two of VH1’s longest-running brands, are out. Eastern TV has been removed from Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and Shed Media USA from Basketball Wives; VH1 is looking for replacements as it seeks to move the shows in different directions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy series Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj will debut on Netflix on Sunday, October 28. Netflix committed to an unprecedented 32-episode order, making Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show… Also, Netflix set Friday, December 14 as the global launch date for its first Australian original, Tidelands. Eight-part supernatural series is created by Secrets & Lies Stephen M Irwin and hails from production company Hoodlum Entertainment. Charlotte Best (Home & Away) and Elsa Pataky (Fast And The Furious) star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Good Trouble, the spinoff of family drama The Fosters, will premiere on Freeform on Tuesday, January 8. The pilot, exec-produced and directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in LA. Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg serve as creators and showrunners; Gregory Gugliotta, Christine Sacani, Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina serve as exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday, January 14, will be the premiere date for Fox thriller drama series The Passage, based on Justin Cronin’s best-selling book trilogy. Series stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and breakout actress Saniyya Sidney, and is from Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights), Matt Reeves, Scott Free and 20th Century Fox TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy became the largest natural disaster to ever hit NYC, with 1.6 billion gallons of water flooding the subway system, homes and apartment buildings, and roads and tunnels. Sinking Cities: New York, the first of a four-part doc series premiering Wednesday, October 31 at 10p on PBS stations, probes what the city, and the world, have learned from the disaster. Other eps will look at Tokyo, London and Miami.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark fans will get an early holiday gift with three new Original World Premiere movies next month. Hallmark Channel unveils Christmas Joy on Saturday, November 3 at 8p and Road to Christmas on Sunday, November 4 at 8p, from the network’s Countdown to Christmas slate, while Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere Marrying Father Christmas, part of the Miracles of Christmas promo, on Sunday, November 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW announced its slate of upcoming holiday specials, including the new Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018 and Greatest Holiday Video Countdown, both premiering Tuesday, December 18, and Popstar’s Best of 2018, airing Friday, December 28 at 9p. In other network holiday news, on Friday, November 23 at 8p the special Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer returns; the 87th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will air Friday, December 14 at 8p, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball will drop Sunday, December 16 at 8p, and Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic will debut Sunday, December 23 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Under the category of planning ahead, the Recording Academy and CBS announced dates for the Grammy Awards in 2020 and 2021. The 62nd incarnation will air Sunday, January 26, 2020, and the 63rd edition will air Sunday, January 31, 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The latest Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast will feature a interview with Julia Roberts, available on Apple Podcasts and other platforms beginning this week. Roberts also was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Education tech nonprofit Khan Academy launched a series of civics videos that features conversations on “how government works” between Khan Academy founder Sal Khan and CBS This Morning co-host John Dickerson. First five videos in the new series are available for free on Khan Academy and span two categories of “Why it matters” and “What has changed.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emerald Fennell (Call the Midwife) will play Camilla Parker Bowles in the third season of Netflix’s The Crown, set in the ‘70s… James Purefoy (Hap and Leonard, Altered Carbon) joins Matthew Goode (The Crown, Downton Abbey) in the second season of lifestyle doc series The Wine Show, coming to Ovation TV November 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV announced the first-ever MTV EMA Generation Change Award, to elevate the fearless young people who are changing the world. Five change makers from locales around the globe including Lebanon, Nigeria and the US, all under the age of 26, are nominated for the award, which will be presented during the 2018 MTV EMA red carpet pre-show in Bilbao, Spain on November 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Courtrooms were syndication’s hottest shows in the otherwise lukewarm frame ending October 14 with three of the top four strips jumping from the prior session. With more than 9.6 million daily viewers, Judge Judy (6.8 live plus same day national Nielsen, up 1% from the week before) was the overall leader. Finishing behind only Judy in the genre was Hot Bench (new season high 2.3, up 5%), which clocked its strongest numbers in 22 weeks and hit the chart as daytime’s third biggest strip in the household ratings. People’s Court (1.4, unchanged) went sideways, however Judge Mathis (1.0, up 11%) got a favorable ratings ruling.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The big news in access was a big comeback for Family Feud (new season high 6.2, up 5%), which regained sole possession of first place in the game show race after being beaten or tied in the two previous contests. Wheel of Fortune (5.9, unchanged) and Jeopardy (5.9, unchanged) were next in line.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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