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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/7/20)
NBC, ABC, CBS & CABLE NETWORKS: The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate at 9pm
BBC America: Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones (Premiere) at 8pm
BOUNCE: Family Time at 9pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Orange County (Premiere) at 9pm
CRUNCHYROLL: Noblesse (Premiere)
CW: Devils at 8p, Coroner (Premiere) at 9pm
FACEBOOK WATCH: Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Premiere)
NETFLIX: To the Lake (Premiere)
TRAVEL: Paranormal: Captured (Premiere) at 10pm

Tamron Hall was renewed for season three by Walt Disney Television, which has cleared the syndicated talker for 2021-22 on ABC Owned Television Stations Group. “Tamron and our team aggressively came out of the starting block for a fantastic first month of our new season,” said William Burton, SVP, Syndication, Daytime & Sports, ABC Entertainment. Season two of the show is averaging 1.2 million viewers, up 9% versus the same period in 2019.
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The E.W. Scripps Company is launching an initiative to arm voters with information ranging from local digital voter guides and precinct-by-precinct coverage to in-depth national coverage. In 42 markets, Scripps’ local TV stations have built dedicated voter resource pages where their audiences can find out how to vote in their hometowns, including registration deadlines, polling locations and what they’ll need to submit a mail-in ballot or vote in person.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Group Nine Media announced that NowThis, The Dodo, POPSUGAR, Thrillist and Seeker have joined Google as alpha partners to support Google’s launch of its new Web Stories product. “We have been working with Google to ramp up their new Web Stories ecosystem, and to date, have created over 200 Web Stories from our five brands and are seeing promising engagement,” said Group Nine Chief Insights Officer, Ashish Patel. Group Nine joins other publishers who will be featured in Google’s new dedicated Web Story carousel with Discover, which launched yesterday in the US, Brazil and India to start.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Sports and Twitter extended their content deal to cover both the Tokyo Olympics, now set for summer 2021, and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. All content will live on the @NBCOlympics handle on Twitter, available to users in the US. NBC Sports will oversee sales for content, sold as Twitter in-stream sponsorships, with Twitter providing sales support.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime greenlit Girl in the Basement for its Ripped from the Headlines slate. Inspired by the true story of a young woman imprisoned in her family home, the movie stars Stefanie Scott (Insidious: The Last Key), Judd Nelson (St. Elmo’s Fire), and Joely Fisher (9-1-1). Under the Broader Focus initiative, Lifetime reunites with Elisabeth Röhm, who is making her directorial debut, and executive producer Manu Boyer, who directed Röhm in last year’s Family Pictures movie. Produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl for Lifetime, Girl in the Basement will debut in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Temple Hill Entertainment (The Outsider, Mr. Mercedes) struck a first-look, multi-year deal with Lionsgate for television. The studio has worked with Temple Hill on films including the Twilight franchise. “Temple Hill has been part of the Lionsgate family for years, and we’re incredibly excited to expand our relationship into the world of television,” said Lionsgate EVP of Television and Head of Development Scott Herbst.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu landed an untitled documentary chronicling the rise and fall of WeWork and its founder, Adam Neumann, based on Forbes’ reporting. Campfire will produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aaron Guzikowski, creator of HBO Max’s Raised by Wolves, has signed an overall with the streamer. Wolves was renewed for season two last month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat announced new Snap Originals docu-series set to debut in 2021. Among them: Honestly Loren, from Siren’s Media, focused on social media influencer Loren Gray; Life’s a Trip (Trooper Entertainment), following Trippie Redd on a journey to experience the country’s most pressing issues; and Swae Meets World (Big Fish Entertainment), tracking Swae Lee as he prepares to launch his first solo album.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ ordered The Supermodels from Imagine Documentaries. The series, which comes from Imagine Documentaries’ first-look agreement with Apple, will feature interviews with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangalista and Christy Turlington, who will also exec produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Paula Pell (A.P. Bio) has been added to the cast of Peacock comedy Girls5eva, joining Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Busy Philipps as members of disbanded 90s girl group who get another shot at fame.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network’s Baby Bears return in We Baby Bears, an original comedy arriving in spring 2021. The series tracks baby Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear. We Bare Bears director Manny Hernandez returns as executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s Selena: The Series will premiere Friday, December 4. The biographical drama centers on Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla, who was shot and killed at age 23 in 1995.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo’s Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller, originally set for a January 1, 2021, debut, will arrive early – on Wednesday, December 2 at 9p. Each investigation in the eight-part series embeds with Peabody Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller as she explores the inner workings of a black market smuggling network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Travel Channel’s The Holzer Files premieres with a special Halloween week launch, on Thursday, October 29 at 11p. The paranormal team revisits Hans Holzer’s most haunting cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV competition series has lined up starpower for season two of Rock the Block. Ready to renovate are Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes), Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab), Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (Nate and Jeremiah: Save My House), David Bromstad (My Lottery Dream Home), Tiffany Brooks (50K Three Ways), and Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt (100 Day Dream Home).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Save Me Too, the second season of Sky thriller Save Me, debuts on Peacock on Thursday, November 5. In the continuation, Nelly is torn between protecting Grace, the woman he found in a caravan park, and his mission to find his daughter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Search and Explore is now available on Tubi Kids. Based on the book series, the animated show is aimed at kids 2 to 8.
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Crackle Plus doc Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story premieres Thursday, October 15. Narrated by Dr. Dre, the film about the heavyweight champ includes footage from Lewis’ personal archives, as well as interviews with him and rivals Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and George Foreman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The HISTORY channel will premiere two-hour documentary special The Campaigns that Made History on Tuesday, October 27 at 9p. Hosted by Carlos Watson, OZY co-founder, CEO and host of The Carlos Watson Show on YouTube, the special dives into the unexpected twists and turns of presidential politics and campaigns over the last half-century.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two marathons of Supernatural will run on CW’s WarnerMedia sib TNT. From October 6-8, TNT will air the first 13 episodes of Season 15. On November 19 from 5a to 8p, TNT will host a 15-hour Supernatural marathon as a countdown to the two-hour series finale event, airing later that evening on The CW. The “best of” marathon will include one episode from each season along with interstitials featuring behind-the-scenes clips and anecdotes from the cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Faith and family film The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland debuts on VOD, cable and DVD platforms and retailers on November 17, with a story about finding the meaning of beauty, true love and the real power of faith. The film “is perfect for these times,” says Lise Romanoff, CEO and Managing Director of distributor Vision Films. “The empowering message for girls and women that beauty radiates from inside is a message we never tire of enforcing.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Circle Network is offering up a new three-hour Faith Block. Each week through December, inspirational programming will air from 8-11p on Tuesdays and 2-5p on Sundays, on various formats.
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Comedy Central’s South Park: The Pandemic Special delivered 2.3 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating among A18-49 in Live+SD, growing to 3.23 million viewers and 2.89 in the demo with three days of playback. Add in numbers from ViacomCBS sibs MTV and MTV2, where the special was simulcast, as well as two Comedy Central encores, and Live+3 viewership swells to 5.3 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 18 opener of syndicated talker Ellen DeGeneres (1.2 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 50% from the week before) recovered from a series low and landed in third place among the talk shows for the week ending September 27. However, the program lost 29% and from the same week one year ago. The second season premiere of Kelly Clarkson (11-week high 1.0, up 25%) surged despite numerous preemptions for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s funeral services and breaking news in the Breonna Taylor case.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel original movie premiere Country at Heart was the highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable program of the day on Saturday, boosting the network to be the #1-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network during Saturday Total Day and Weekend Primetime among Households and W18+. The premiere averaged a 2.3 Household rating, 2.2 million total viewers, and 305,000 W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer Edward S. Feldman died October 2. He was 91. In addition to substantial film work, Feldman’s TV credits include Emmy-nominated 21 Hours at Munich and King, as well as Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor, director and producer Clark Middleton died October 4 from West Nile Virus. He was 63. Middleton was best known to TV audiences for roles in The Blacklist and Twin Peaks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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