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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 9/25/20)
AMAZON: Fernando (Premiere)
AMAZON: Utopia (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Tehran (Premiere)
CBS: The Greatest #AtHomeVIdeos (Premiere) at 8pm
DISNEY+: Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Premiere)
FX: A Wilderness of Error (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Country-ish (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The School Nurse Files (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Sneakerheads (Premiere)
PEACOCK: The Amber Ruffin Show (Premiere)
VH1: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Finale) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 9/27/20)
BRAVO: Bravo’s Chat Room (Premiere) at 10:30pm
BYU TV: Relative Race – After the Finish Line (Premiere) at 6:30pm
FOX: The Simpsons (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Bless the Harts (Premiere) at 8:30pm
FOX: Bob’s Burgers (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: Family Guy (Premiere) at 9:30pm
FX: Fargo (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: The Comey Rule (Premiere) at 9pm
SYFY: Magical Girl Friendship Squad (Premiere) at 12am
SYFY: Wild Life (Premiere) at 12:30am
TRAVEL: Paranormal Caught on Camera: Top 100 (Premiere) at 9pm
HLN: How It Really Happened with Hill Harper (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Van der Valk on Masterpiece (Finale) at 9pm

The EW Scripps Company is buying national broadcast network ION Media for $2.65 billion, with Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway helping finance the deal. The move combines ION with Scripps’ Katz networks and Newsy to create a full-scale national television networks business, which will reach nearly every American through free over-the-air broadcast, cable/satellite, over-the-top and digital advertising. It also increases Scripps’ reach into the ad market as it offers advertisers a larger platform to reach their audiences.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live has named its 46th season premiere host. Chris Rock will tackle the assignment on October 3, marking his third stint as the NBC late-night show’s master of ceremonies. Megan Thee Stallion will also be on hand for the opener as musical guest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The International Academy of Television Arts & Science released nominations for the International Emmy Awards 2020. Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson is up for best actress for her role in BBC dementia drama Elizabeth Is Missing. Among other highlights: PBS and Channel 4’s Oscar-nominate Syria film, For Sama, will vie for best documentary, Showtime’s Back to Life competes for best comedy, and Netflix’s Criminal and Delhi Crime were both recognized in the drama series category.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, CMT unveiled nominations for the 2020 CMT Music Awards.Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett lead the pack of nominees, each with three nominations spanning Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year. Other artists with multiple nominations include Blanco Brown, Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion and The Chicks. The ceremony airs Wednesday, October 21 at 8p on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sean Combs’ music-oriented cable network, Revolt, is gaining distribution via a new carriage deal with Comcast’s Xfinity TV. Revolt will be added to the Xfinity Digital Starter package in several cities, including Philadelphia, Orlando and Indianapolis. In markets where the network was available in standard definition as part of the Xfinity Digital Premier package, it will be moved to Digital Starter in HD, starting September 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max and Carrie Underwood are getting into the holiday spirit with a Christmas special highlighting her new album My Gift, which drops on CD and digital, today. Underwood will appear with a live orchestra and choir, performing traditional favorites, as well as new original material from her first ever Christmas album. The streamer will premiere the event this holiday season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max and Rock the Vote are kicking off a new partnership encouraging voters to highlight the issues that have most affected their daily lives, families and communities. In addition, a new PSA features talent from a variety of HBO and HBO Max original programming wearing face masks that prominently showcase the issues most important to them as the election approaches.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube Originals announced the pickup of two voting specials. You Choose 2020, premiering Monday, October 5, takes viewers through the key steps in the voting process. Kid Correspondent, a four-part election special on YouTube and YouTube Kids, is a kid-driven, inquiry-based program that helps children participate in the conversation that bows Wednesday, October 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new generation of Pretty Little Liars is on the horizon. HBO Max has given a direct-to-series order to original drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. From executive producer/writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and co-executive producer/writer Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), the dark, horror-tinged drama centers on a group of teen girls tormented by an unknown assailant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access ordered comedic documentary series For Heaven’s Sake. Created by and starring Mike Mildon and Jackson Rowe, the filmmakers behind Trophy Husbands, it follows the search for Harold Heaven, who mysteriously disappeared from his remote cabin in Ontario, Canada, in the winter of 1934.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chernin Entertainment struck a multi-year partnership with Spotify to mine its library of original series and new podcast content for projects. The duo is already developing The Clearing, a true story about a woman who believes her father is a serial killer, and Blackout, an apocalyptic series starring Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon renewed Emmy-winning kids’ series, The Casagrandes, for a third season. A spinoff of top-rated The Loud House, it has ranked as the #2 animated property across television with Kids 2-11 since debuting in October 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Documentary Films acquired North American rights to The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. The feature length doc will debut on HBO later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC ordered Mason Dixon, an hourlong drama from Lee Daniels (Empire, Star) and writer Julian Breece (The First), reports Deadline. Lee is set to direct the potential pilot written by Breece, which explores the story of a man and a woman, who in the wake of their spouses’ cheating scandal and untimely deaths, form an unlikely alliance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock has committed to Freedia Got A Gun, a feature-length documentary about hip hop star Big Freedia, who uses her platform to shift the focus on gun violence following the murder of her brother. The project will launch on the streamer on Thursday, October 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crypt TV (The Birch) is making its first animated horror series for Facebook Watch. Woman in the Book, starring Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black), follows the lives of three estranged siblings who reunite at an aging Mexican hacienda to wrestle for their inheritance, but inadvertently unleash a book-bound horror upon them that has plagued them for generations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This Is Us has moved up its premiere date. The NBC series, which had been set to return for its fifth season on November 10, will now bow on Tuesday, October 27 at 8p. Meanwhile, Superstore and Connecting are moving back a week. Superstore will return on Thursday, October 29 at 8p, and Connecting will debut on Thursday, October 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video’s Truth Seekers is set to bow on Friday, October 30. The eight-episode paranormal comedy series hails from Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch premieres Tuesday, October 6 at 8p on Discovery. Inspired by years’ worth of rescues, Marty Raney will attempt his greatest ever – his very own 40-acres homestead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ready for more Tiger drama? Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up bows on ID Sunday, September 27 at 9p. “Joe Exotic is not the only one with skeletons in his closet. In ID’s three-hour special over two nights, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up, viewers will learn shocking new theories and evidence about the disappearance of Don Lewis,” promises Henry Schleiff, Group President ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic Documentary films airs five-part documentary series City So Real in a one night, five-hour, commercial- free event on Thursday, October 29 at 7p. From filmmakers Steve James (America to Me, Hoop Dreams) and his producing partner Zak Piper (Life Itself, The Interrupters) the doc delivers a look into the soul of Chicago, set against the backdrop of its history making 2019 mayoral election.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network celebrates Halloween with a pair of specials: Good Eats: The House That Dripped Chocolate premieres Thursday, October 8 at 9p, while Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption, with chefs Anne Burrell and Carla Hall, debuts Sunday, October 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CentroAmericaTV is set to air the Honduran National League Apertura soccer tournament. Live game coverage kicks off with Real Espana vs. Olimpia on Sunday, September 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Latino’s news stand-up comedy special Shayla Rivera: It’s Not Rocket Science debuts Friday, October 9 at 9:30p. Rivera has made a name for herself, not only as a comedian, but also as an aerospace engineer and former rocket scientist with NASA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kiefer Sutherland and Joey King were tapped as the voice cast for Shudder’s The Creepshow Halloween Special, bowing Monday, October 26… Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter franchise), Jemima Kirke (Girls) and recording artist Dua Saleh join the Season 3 cast of Netflix’s Sex Education, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon announced the fourth-generation of its Echo smart speaker.The model features a new spherical design and better sound performance. The biggest change: a new, on-device speech recognition module that will locally process a user’s audio on Echo, making requests faster.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coliesa McMillan, who appeared on the latest season of TLC’s My 600-lb Life, died Tuesday, September 23 due to complications from weight loss surgery. She was 41.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Kajillionaire (Limited Release) – Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger
Misbehaviour (Limited Release) – Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Daniel Tiplady, Kajsa Mohammar, Stephen Boxer, Justin Saliinger, Rhys Ifans
The Artist’s Wife (Limited Release) – Lena Olin, Juliet Rylance, Bruce Dern
Ava (Limited Release) – Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, Jess Weixler, Ioan Gruffudd, Joan Chen, Colin Farrell

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $24 million

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

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $25 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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