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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/8/20)
CW: The Outpost (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Suspicious Minds (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Connecting… (Premiere) at 8pm
Oxygen: Injustice with Nancy Grace (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Classic Albums (Premiere) at 9pm
Peacock: Code 404 (Premiere)
HGTV: Brother vs. Brother Tells All (Finale) at 8pm
Lifetime: Married at First Sight (Finale) at 9pm

ViacomCBS International Studios announced a new unified structure, ViacomCBS International Studios Distribution, which will encompass all studio sales business including co-productions, presale, formats, tape sales and co-developments. The company’s former International Program Sales division is now combined with VIS’s sales division, which previously focused on VIS original content revenues only. Lauren Marriott has been appointed SVP of Sales & Business Operations and Distribution Lead for the UK, and Laura Burrell will serve as VP, International Formats. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

CIVIC has launched a new cultural insights and strategy venture, Cultique, offering cultural insights for businesses. “We’re in a cultural ‘perfect storm’ of events right now. The pandemic, racial injustice and economic catastrophe, along with political chaos and climate change, are each undergoing paradigm shifts which in turn intensify the others,” said Linda Ong, CEO + Founder, Cultique. “Our unique and proven approach to culture separates the signal from the noise to help brands align with the rapid pace of change to pivot, respond and optimize their businesses.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Original anime series Godzilla Singular Point is coming to Netflix, from director Atsushi Takahashi (Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi). Anime studio bones (My Hero Academia) in partnership with studio Orange, (Beastars, Land of the Lustrous) will produce the series combining hand-drawn and CG animation styles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thunderbird Entertainment Group is partnering with Underknown, creators of social media brand What If, to create a global television series. The What If franchise has amassed 25 million followers and five billion watched-minutes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube announced a slate of new and returning projects dedicated to amplifying Black voices, including new projects that have come directly out of the recently announced $100 million #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, including a documentary series from Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and a HBCU Homecoming livestream special. “YouTube is committed to spotlighting community-driven storytelling and the important issues that people of color and other marginalized communities face everyday,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content for YouTube Originals. “Now more than ever, it’s essential that we develop, support, and elevate content that is created by and for the Black community.” 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Topeka is teaming up with The Culinary Institute of America for a live cooking series, Around The Kitchen Table. CIA alumni Maneet Chauhan, Johnny Hernandez, Katianna Hong, and J J Johnson are inviting participants into their kitchens – virtually – and sharing their expertise. Participants have the option of making a donation to support scholarships for CIA students; Vale Fox Distillery will be matching those donations. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Natalie Zea (Dirty Sexy Money) rejoins her Justified co-star Walton Goggins as a recurring player during season two of The Unicorn. Zea appeared in the season one finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Britbox renewed topical satirical puppet show Spitting Image for a second season, after the series premiere of the reboot lifted subscribers ten-fold compared to the average daily sign-up rate. “The fantastic response to Spitting Imagejust goes to show how much the world needs public service satire,” said Reemah Sakaan, Group Director of ITV SVOD and Chief Creative and Brand Officer of BritBox. “Not only can subscribers look forward to another 9 weeks of anarchy but also now another series in 2021.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martha Stewart will dig into landscaping at her Bedford, NY property in season two of HGTV’s Martha Knows Best, as well as counsel fans and friends via video on their own projects. The new season launches Wednesday, October 28 at 8p and 8:30p. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

UMC limited series Terror Lake Drive premieres Thanksgving Day, November 26. The drama starring Malik Yoba (Empire) centers on a single mom who relocates to Atlanta to escape a troubled past.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coach Kev premieres on Snapchat on Saturday, October 10. Kevin Hart shares wisdom for people aspiring to live their best life in the unscripted Snap original.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three-part docudrama Rise of the Nazis examines how Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party seized power in the 1930s. Mixing archival footage with dramatic reconstruction, the series premieres on PBS on Tuesday, November 10 at 9p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Canadian Film Centre is presenting CFC BLOCKO!, a seven-part series and call to action piece from Charles Officer (Akilla’s Escape), produced by Canesugar Mediaworks. Premiering on CFC’s YouTube chnnel on Wednesday, October 14 at 4 p, this short documentary series features personal conversations with six Black CFC alumni, as well as CFC Founder Norman Jewison.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Estrella Media signed a co-production deal with Mexican movie star Omar Chaparro to host a one-hour, weekday talk show on EstrellaTV. Chaparro will co-produce and host Tu Night con Omar Chaparro, debuting October 22 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix had the biggest share of streams in 3Q20 with 25%, but that’s a 22% drop versus the second quarter, according to Reelgood. Amazon Prime Video inched up to 21% of streams from 20%, Hulu dipped from 19% to 15%, Disney+ held steady at 6%, and HBO Max jumped from 3% to 9%. Reelgood also noted SVOD as a whole saw a 9% drop in streaming share compared to 2Q20, and AVOD was up by 23%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series perform Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s songs and share holiday memories in High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special. The 45-minute special premieres on Friday, December 11 on Disney+, and will also feature a sneak peek performance from the season two of the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Madness in the Hills, documenting the devastating mudslides in Southern California in 2018, premieres on Peacock Friday, October 9. The film marks the documentary directorial debut of Rob Lowe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chelsea Handler returns to stand-up after six years with Chelsea Handler: Evolution, premiering Thursday, October 22 on HBO Max. The special was films this summer in front a live, socially distanced audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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