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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 10/9/20)
AMAZON: Chasing the Crown: Dreamers to Streamers (Premiere)
ANIMAL PLANET: Best-Kept Secrets (Premiere) at 8pm
APPLE TV+: Ghostwriter (Premiere)
BBC AMERICA: The Graham Norton Show (Premiere) at 11pm
DISNEY: Raven’s Home (Premiere) at 8pm
DISNEY+: The Right Stuff (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Deaf U (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Haunting of Bly Manor (Premiere)
NICK: Santiago of the Seas (Premiere) at 12:30pm

(SATURDAY 10/10/20)
AMC: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (Premiere) at 10pm
Ovation TV: The Fall (Premiere)
Snapchat: Coach Kev (Premiere)

(SUNDAY 10/11/20)
AMC: Fear the Walking Dead (Premiere) at 9pm
ANIMAL PLANET: North Woods Law (Premiere) at 9pm
NICK JR.:  Rainbow Rangers (Premiere) at 11am
STARZ: The Spanish Princess (Premiere) at 8pm
DIY: Barnwood Builders (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Halloween Wars (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Outrageous Pumpkins at (Finale) 10pm
PBS: Last Tango in Halifax (Finale) at 8pm

In a restructuring that could cut costs by as much as 20%, WarnerMedia will lay off thousands of employees, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The restructuring is expected to begin in a matter of weeks, the result of a hit in earnings from movie tickets, cable subscriptions and television ads due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WSJ report said layoffs would affect Warner Bros. Studios, as well as networks including HBO, TBS and TNT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is rolling out a refreshed brand identity across all divisions, including new audio and visual cues, and an animated take on the iconic CBS Eye . “CBS has long been one of the most unifying brands in media, bringing people together from all walks of life. Vibrant, trusted, inviting, inclusive – a connector with heart. We needed to make that clearer and more consistent at every consumer touchpoint,” said President and Chief Marketing Officer Mike Benson. The updated look for entertainment programming debuted on the network this week in advance of the upcoming fall season, and will roll out across CBS News leading up to the 2020 election and for CBS Sports by the network’s broadcast of Super Bowl LV in February. Similar iterations are being developed for CBS Television Stations and CBS Television Distribution. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joe Biden’s campaign has scheduled a solo ABC News town hall on October 15, the day the second presidential debate was to take place. The Commission for Presidential Debates announced on Thursday that the October 15 debate would be virtual instead of in person, to address safety concerns over President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, but the president immediately vetoed that plan, telling Fox Business Network, “I am not going to waste my time on a virtual debate.” The Trump campaign then said it was open to a proposal to move the debate to October 22, when the third and final match-up was scheduled, and schedule another for October 29, but balked when the Biden campaign said the October 22 debate would be the candidates’ last. Now what? “We look forward to participating in the final debate, scheduled for Oct. 22, which already is tied for the latest debate date in 40 years,” said Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield. “Donald Trump can show up, or he can decline again. That’s his choice.” Stay tuned….
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ViacomCBS salaried employees won’t be getting merit increases this year as the media industry deals with the economic fallout of the pandemic. CEO Bob Bakish broke the news at a town hall meeting. “In an effort to manage company assets conservatively during this economically challenging time, we have come to the difficult but necessary decision to forego merit increases for all employees this year,” said Bakish.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple comedy Dickinson has been renewed for season three, ahead of the January 8 premiere of its sophomore run on Apple TV+. Creator/showrunner/exec producer Alena Smith signed an overall deal with Apple in May.
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Facebook will temporarily halt all political ads in the US after polls close on November 3, to “protect the integrity” of the election. The announcement follows Facebook’s decision in September not to run new political ads the week before election day, and President Trump’s suggestion that he would not necessarily participate in a peaceful transfer of power.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) will star in ITV and Spectrum Originals thriller Angela Black. The six-episode psychological drama produced by Two Brothers Pictures in association with all3media International is written by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Fleabag).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Quibi greenlit Ten Ton Chum (wt), hosted by Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar) and produced by MAK Pictures. The series will dive deep to explore the ocean’s ecosystem. 
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All3Media companies Aurora Media Worldwide and North One will act as host broadcasters in a multi-season deal with Extreme E for a new racing series that has SUVs competing in extreme environments affected by climate issues. The partnership will employ a hybrid storytelling approach, combining sport and scientific stories highlighting the planet’s plight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) will reprise her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Nickelodeon’s new animated series Star Trek: ProdigyThe news was revealed during the Star Trek Universe virtual panel at New York Comic Con. “Kate’s portrayal of Captain Janeway is truly iconic, and has resonated with a global audience for many years,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Brooke Smith (Bombshell), Jeffrey Joseph (A Million Little Things), Gage Marsh (Nancy Drew) and Gabriel Jacob-Cross (Snowpiercer) have joined the cast of ABC’s David E. Kelley thriller series Big Sky….Amy Carlson (Blue Bloods) and Terry O’Quinn (Lost) are joining season two of CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted in recurring roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A bad attitude isn’t all the subjects of Oxygen’s Killer Siblings have in common. The true crime series is back for season two on Saturday, November 7 at 6p, with detectives on the hunt for rotten relatives.
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Docu-series By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem premieres Sunday, November 8 at 10p on Epix. Inspired by the music and subjects featured in the Epix series Godfather of Harlem, the four-parter follows the true story of Harlem and its music during the 1960’s.
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Law&Crime, the true crime and live trial network, is adding Trial File to its primetime programming lineup. The new docu-series condenses weeks-long trials into thirty minute episodes featuring the most impactful moments from inside the courtroom, starting Monday, October 12 at 9p. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Attorney and former Fox News host Eboni K. Williams is joining Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City. “NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife,” Eboni said in a statement to Bravo. “Can’t wait to share a slice of life in this city that hasn’t been seen before.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Digital has launched a new talk show hosted from home by Project Runway mentor Christian Siriano. So Siriano airs Thursdays on BravoTVcom.
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Fuse Media will premiere Fuse Town Hall: Our Votes Matter on Friday, October 23 at 9p. Singer/actress/dancer/author Amara La Negra will serve as moderator.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kane Brown and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) will be two of the co-hosts for the 2020 CMT Music Awards, airing Wednesday, October 21 at 8p on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. Two additional hosts to be revealed closer to air date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more music news, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions debuts on Saturday, November 7 at 8p on HBO. This year’s inductees are Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. The event is in lieu of the live Induction Ceremony originally scheduled for May 2. The special will feature guests including Luke Bryan, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Miley Cyrus, Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl, Don Henley, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Idol, Iggy Pop, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Chris Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Paisley, Bruce Springsteen, St. Vincent, Ringo Starr, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Nancy Wilson and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime will premiere American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself on Friday, October 23 at 9p. The film from Alexandra Pelosi raises questions about the stark divisions in how Americans feel. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

extraORDINARY / The Bill Atkinson Story, the latest documentary from The WorkShop Content Studios focusing on people overcoming life-challenging adversity, will have its TV premiere on PBS, as a result of the company’s new distribution agreement with American Public Television. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Daily Pop is dedicating the second half of its show on October 14 to shining a light on Latinx entertainers, stories, and culture. The special will be hosted by E! Latinx talent including Lilliana Vazquez, Erin Lim and Victor Cruz. 
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Bitchin’ Rides rolls onto MotorTrend TV for a new season on Wednesday, October 21 at 9p. Among Kindig-It Design’s projects this go-round are a 1966 Corvette, a 1951 Ford Pickup Truck, a Kindig concept Corvette, and a 1967 C10.
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Dwayne Johnson topped 200 million Instagram followers this week. His advice to fans, in his post about the milestone? “Always speak your truth. And do your best to speak your truth with dignity, compassion, respect, poise and empathy.” Johnson now counts the most Instagram followers by an American man, and is just behind Ariana Grande’s 203 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sesame Workshop tackles racism, and models how children can stand up to it, in The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special. Designed as a co-viewing experience for children and families, the special will stream on HBO Max and PBS KIDS starting Thursday, October 15, and debut on PBS stations the same day (check local listings). The special will also re-air throughout October and November on PBS stations and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New series Pikwik Pack premieres on Disney Junior and Disney Now on Saturday, November 7 at 8:30a. In the animated series, four animal friends work together to deliver magical surprises.
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Wednesday’s debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris drew 50.7 million total viewers across broadcast and cable. Fox News drew the most viewers, with 11.5 million, followed by ABC (9.8 million), CNN (7.3 million) and MSNBC (6.7 million). The VP debate in 2016 delivered 35.6 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The War with Grandpa – Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Oakes Fegley, Laura Marano, Christopher Walken, Cheech Marin

MEGA MILLIONS
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POWERBALL
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