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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/1/20)
AMC+: Gangs of London (Premiere)
AMC+: The Salisbury Poisonings (Premiere)
HBO MAX: A World of Calm (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Good Morning Veronica (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Worst Witch (Premiere)
PBS: This Old House (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Ask This Old House (Premiere) at 9pm
PEACOCK: Code 404 (Premiere)
YOUTUBE: Released (Premiere) at 11:45pm
ID: Impact of Murder (Finale) at 9pm
Science: Secrets in the Ice (Finale) at 10pm

After Tuesday night’s widely criticized presidential debate (CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck”), The Commission on Presidential Debates announced it is planning changes. The chaotic event “made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues,” said the commission. According to CBS News, the new rules could include cutting off a candidate’s mic if they violate the rules. The vice presidential debate is up next, on Wednesday, October 7, followed by a town hall presidential debate on Thursday, October 15, and a final Trump/Biden encounter on Thursday, October 22.
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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who moderated the debate, told the New York Times, “I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.” As for whether he should have jumped in sooner to seize control, Wallace said, “I guess I didn’t realize – and there was no way you could, hindsight being 20/20 – that this was going to be the president’s strategy, not just for the beginning of the debate but the entire debate.”
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Meanwhile, presidential candidate Joe Biden will participate in an NBC News town hall on Monday, October 5, with moderator Lester Holt. The event will air at 8p on NBC, MSNBC and NBC News Now.
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NBC renewed The Wall for season four, with Chris Hardwick returning as host. The season three finale of the competition airs October 28.
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The Producers Guild of America is moving its 32nd Annual Awards show to March 24, 2021, and making the ceremony virtual. This year’s awards were held in person, in pre-pandemic (as far as we knew) January. “Our 2021 PGA Awards will look different than previous years with a shift to a virtual presentation, but we’re excited by the opportunity to put on our show in a more accessible, personal, and entirely new way,” said Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, Presidents of the Producers Guild of America.
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The American Cinema Editors’ Awards have also moved to a later date, April 18.
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Changes to Dancing With the Stars made in response to COVID-19 “improved the show in a really big way,” said showrunner Andrew Llinares during ABC’s virtual press tour. “Removing the audience was something that we were terrified about; we redesigned the set and added these extra screens and I think it looks amazing in there.”
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Chicago Med is taking a two-week break from filming after a production team member tested positive for COVID-19. The hiatus is not expected to affect the NBC medical drama’s season premiere on November 11.
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Production has resumed on New Orleans on season five of Queen Sugar, but it won’t be the same show that was planned back in March, before the pandemic. Creator Ava DuVernay has revamped the season during the hiatus, and will address COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter protest movement and the lead-up to the elections.
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Athlete-owned network PlayersTV announced a new talk show, ReMaking America, with NBA star and PlayersTV investor CJ McCollum. In development is docu-series Swingman, chronicling the life of MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. PlayersTV also announced a new distribution agreement with Sling TV.
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GoldieBlox and Toonz Media Group inked a multi-year partnership to develop a kids and family animation slate that includes GoldieBlox’s characters as well as new series to be co-developed. Each of the animated series and special features will use storytelling fueled by STEM targeted to kids, produced for a variety of platform partners. The collaboration marks GoldieBlox’s first production deal off the company’s owned and operated platforms.
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CJC Network issued a season 2 order for 13 episodes of Traveling with Denella Ri’chard. The lifestyle and culture series explores experiences in popular and off-the-beaten-path travel destinations.
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Bardel Entertainment Inc. and its Italian-based parent company Rainbow have acquired the rights to the Scholastic book series The Bailey School Kids, with plans to jointly produce the live-action series with Bardel’s CEO Rick Mischel, Kimberly Guidone, and authors Marcia Jones and Debbie Dadey serving as Executive Producers.
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Netflix has put in development a live-action series based on Conan, reports Deadline. The project comes from Pathfinder Media.
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HGTV’s Property Brothers returns for a new season on Wednesday, October 28 at 9p. This time around, Drew and Jonathan Scott help a family with four newly adopted children customize their home.
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Season two of podcast This Is Branchburg, from Adult Swim and WarnerMedia Podcast Network, premieres today, October 1. The weekly scripted series centers on the bizarre residents of Branchburg, a fictionalized version of the New Jersey suburb.
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Peacock pushed the premiere of Code 404 from today to Thursday, October 8. The buddy detective comedy stars Daniel Mays (White Lines) and Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire).
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HBO’s Between the World and Me will debut Saturday, November 21 at 8p, with Mahershala Ali, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alverez Reid, Nate Smith and Olivia Washington rounding out the previously announced cast. The HBO Special Event is based on the bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
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All six episodes of Irish drama The South Westerlies drop on Acorn TVon Monday, November 9. The show centers on a single Dublin mother who goes undercover to quash opposition to an offshore wind farm.
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Five streaming services control 83% of connected TV usage, according to LightShed Partners, and just three – Netflix (26%), YouTube (21%) and Amazon Prime Video (17%) – control 64%. Hulu accounts for 14% of OTT viewing hours, and Disney+ 5%. “Investors and the press would lead one to believe that there was an intense streaming war underway with the new entrants utilizing their vast libraries of content, lower prices (sometimes even free with ads) and cross-marketing scale leveraging their other portfolio assets to take share from streaming incumbents,” said LightShed in a note to investors. “Yet, streaming share of time spent tells a very different story.”
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UPtv’s Merry Movie Christmas event begins Sunday, November 1 at 7p with A Very Country Christmas Homecoming, the third movie in the Very Country franchise and one of five new TV premiere Christmas movies. In mid-October, the My UPtv Movies app will allow viewers to learn more about upcoming movies on the network, watch movie previews, and request personalized showtime alerts.
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Cinelatino October programming stunt Mes del Terror (Month of Terror) will feature a selection of exclusive weekly premieres beginning Sunday, October 4 with El Fantasma de Mi Novia at 9p.
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Also set to scare viewers silly is Midnight Pulp, the streaming channel for fans of horror, thriller and action programming. Each week in October will celebrate a different theme – Asian Horror, Giallo Week, J-Horror, Slashers and Indie Week.
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Not to be outdone, Telexitos will air a Halloween movie marathon on Monday, October 5, with films including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), An American Haunting (2005), Wolf (1994), and more.
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The 14th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews will feature cast and creative team conversations from Amazon, AMC, CBS, Disney+, Fox, HBO, Hulu, IMDb TV, NBC, Netflix, Peacock and Showtime on Verizon’s Yahoo Entertainment channel. The event kicks off on Friday, October 2 at 8p, with additional programs premiering on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4. In more Paley Center news, PBS at Fifty: An Anniversary Celebration premieres tonight, October 1 at 8p on the Paley Center’s dedicated channel on Yahoo Entertainment.
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Jennifer Lopez will receive The People’s Icon Award at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards, airing Sunday, November 15 at 9p. Lopez is being honored “for paving the way for artists around the world and single-handedly increasing Latinx representation in music, film, television, and fashion.”
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Aaron Ashmore and Hallea Jones have been upped from recurring to season regulars on season two of Netflix’s Locke & Key, while Brendan Hines (The Tick) is joining the cast as a season regular…Set for NBC comedy Young Rock, inspired by the life of Dwayne Johnson, are Uli Latukefu (Marco Polo), Stacey Leilua (Lovebirds), Ana Tuisila (Liliu), and Joseph Lee Anderson (Harriet).
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Part one of Showtime’s The Comey Rule drew 626,000 viewers to its linear premiere on Sunday and Monday, with an additional 375,000 across on-demand and streaming as of Monday. The show helped the network nab its third biggest premiere day for streaming signups.
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With production of its scripted series delayed by the pandemic, CBS viewership was down 61% from premiere week last year, averaging 2.7 million viewers. NBC drew an average 5.5 million viewers, Fox had 3.9 million and ABC drew 3.8 million. Overall, viewing was down 13% versus the same week last year.
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