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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/14/20)
NBC: 2020 Billboard Music Awards (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: The Con (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: Tyler Perry’s Sistas (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Orange County (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: The Amazing Race (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: The Age of Nature (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Brother vs. Brother (Finale) at 9pm
INSP: The Cowboy Way (Finale) at 9pm

ViacomCBS Networks International announced a company-wide production policy: “No Diversity, No Commission,” requiring that all new international productions be made by a diverse team. The policy was initially launched by ViacomCBS Networks UK in July and calls for production companies to adhere to diversity guidelines before budgets are signed off and productions are approved to begin. “Expanding ‘No Diversity, No Commission’ to our entire international organization is an important strategic move for VCNI,” said David Lynn, CEO and President VCNI. “ViacomCBS Networks International creates and distributes content to audiences all over the world. This approach will ensure that we are both reflecting our audience, as well as elevating new diverse creative voices.” 
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While voters generally recognize the value of political advertising, 38% of undecided voters say removing political “attack ads” would most improve their experience, and 31% of decided voters say ads that made them feel hopeful helped finalize their voting decisions, according to Xandr’s Relevance Report. Other insights include:
· 42% of undecided voters want to see ads that educate them on the economy.
· 1 in 3 voters trust a political ad that includes data and statistics.
· 58% of voters report engagement with a political ad on TV at least weekly.
· 82% of voters say it’s important an ad appears unbiased.
· 65% of voters want to see ads featuring company CEOs explaining how they are keeping customers safe during COVID-19.
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When it comes to smart TVs and advertising, 87% of consumers have concerns about how their personal data is collected, used and protected, and 61% say they are somewhat uncomfortable or uncomfortable with the idea that smart TVs are collecting data about their viewing, according to a new Hub Entertainment Research study. While that could hamper the wider rollout of addressable advertising, the study notes that there is openness among consumers about sharing some data, with 68% of respondents somewhat or completely willing to share data about gender (68%), ethnicity/race (65%), age (62%), and sexual orientation (61%).
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Former President of Production at ThinkFactory Media Joanne Rubino (Hatfields & McCoys) is launching Be Brave Media, with a slate of projects that includes a biopic of chocolatier Milton Hershey. “In launching Be Brave Media, I’ve chosen to leave the beaten path and challenge the misnomer that to succeed, people must stay in a particular lane,” said Rubino. “Successful producers are flexible, collaborative and change agents with an understanding how the industry is shifting.”
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An adaptation of the novel Pride, by Ibi Zoboi, is in development at HBO. Aziza Barnes (Snowfall) is writing the adaptation, and will executive produce with Natasha Rothwell (Insecure). Alloy Entertainment is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Glass Entertainment Group announced a co-production partnership with plus-size model, activist, author, and social media influencer Tess Holliday. Under the deal, GEG will work with Holliday to develop and produce premium unscripted programming with a focus on body positivity, inclusivity and diversity. Holliday will work alongside GEG Chief Executive Officer Nancy Glass as well as Eric Neuhaus, SVP, and Ben Fetterman, VP of Business Development.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix, 9 Story Media Group and Karma’s World Entertainment announced a new CG animated series, Karma’s World, created by rapper, actor, producer, and philanthropist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The coming of age story about a young Black girl finding her voice and using it to change her world, originally inspired by Bridges’ oldest daughter and based on the interactive educational website of the same name, is produced in partnership with 9 Story’s Dublin-based studio Brown Bag Films and its Creative Affairs Group, as well as Karma’s World Entertainment, Bridges’ production company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bryan Washington’s upcoming debut novel, Memorial, has been picked up for television by A24, with Washington set to adapt and Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing alongside A24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Management company ATN Entertainment has launched a production and development division, ATN Productions. First project out of the gate: Panic, a TV adaptation of the YouTube comedy series about a teen struggling with anxiety.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The eleventh and final season of Showtime’s Shameless kicks off Sunday, December 6 at 9p. Showtime’s number one comedy and longest-running series, Shameless will close its run with the Gallagher family grappling with changes caused by the pandemic, gentrification and aging.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ten scripted series on CBS got premiere dates. Young Sheldon returns Thursday, November 5 at 8p, leading into the series debut of comedy B Positive at 8:30p, followed by Mom at 9p. NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans are back Sunday, November 8 at 8:30p and 9:30p, respectively; NCIS returns Tuesday, November 17 at 8p. S.W.A.T. debuts with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, November 11 at 9p, and Monday, November 16 brings The Neighborhood at 8p and Bob Hearts Abishola at 8:30p, followed by All Rise at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new class of comedians is in the house for season two of Epix stand-up series Unprotected Sets, launching Friday, October 16 at 12a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC is diving into digital with two new additions to its 90 Day Fiance franchise. Ask Mama Chantel, starring The Family Chantel’s Karen Everett, arrives Thursday, October 22, while Spice It Up with David & Annie, with 90 Day Fiance’s David Toborowsky and Annie Swan, premieres Wednesday, October 28. “David, Annie and Chantel’s mom Karen are three larger-than-life personalities whom fans have fallen in love with over several seasons and spinoffs of the 90 Day franchise,” said TLC President and General Manager, Howard Lee. “While we continue to lead with women audiences in cable, partnering with Facebook Watch lets us go deeper with current 90 Day devotees and expand to all-new digital audiences.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

All three episode of Black Narcissus will premiere on FX on Monday, November 23 at 8p. The limited series, based on the bestseller, is set in the Himalayas in 1934. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP’s Ultimate Cowboy Showdown will be back for season two on Wednesday, February 24 at 9p. The competition is hosted by country music star Trace Adkins. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

STARZ Original docuseries Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult will premiere on Sunday, October 18 on STARZ in the US and Starzplay in the UK. The series chronicles the harrowing journey of India Oxenberg, daughter of actress Catherine Oxenberg, who was seduced into the modern-day sex-slave cult. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

ViacomCBS subsidiary Awesomeness has a trio of twin reality shows coming up. Mystery Twin Bin, featuring Veronica and Vanessa Merrell competing in challenges, launches Saturday, October 17, and Twintervention, following YouTube stars Niki and Gabi DeMartino, launches Friday, December 11. Season three of dating show Twin My Heart, starring the Merrells, launches Saturday, November 28.
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Peacock accounted for 17.2% of new streaming subscriptions in 3Q20, according to the latest Entertainment on Demand research by Kantar, which also found that 10% of new subscriptions in the third quarter were switched, or taken by households who cancelled one SVOD service to make way for another. In additional findings:
· Amazon Prime Video dropped to #2 spot among new subs, with 16% share in the quarter, down from 23% the previous quarter, while HBO Max saw steady growth as #3 with 11.3% share.
· Disney+ and Netflix’s share of new subscriptions slipped to single digits, as the newer launches of Peacock and HBO Max grabbed consumers’ attention. However, Netflix’ churn rate remained low, at just 4.1%.
· Hulu’s share of new SVOD additions remaining essentially static at 10%, with overall subscriber numbers edging up in 3Q20. Cord-cutting remains a key draw to Hulu, with 45% of the services subscribers holding cable TV versus an SVOD market average of 53%.
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Apple unveiled its first 5G iPhones during a virtual event on Tuesday, marking “the beginning of a new era for iPhone,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. The iPhone 12 has a new design, a super retina XDR display and comes in five colors. The $799 smartphone also includes a new chip, A14 Bionic, for faster processing and graphics. A new smaller iPhone, the iPhone Mini, will go for $699, while the iPhone Pro Max is priced at $1099, and the iPhone 12 Pro will cost $999. Apple also introduced a new smart speaker, called HomePod Mini, for $99.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yahoo is shuttering 20-year-old social media platform Yahoo Groups, effective December 15. Noting a “steady decline in usage over the last several years,” the company said, “We must sometimes make difficult decisions regarding products that no longer fit our long-term strategy as we hone our focus on other areas of the business.” 
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Cribs is back, and it’s going international. Following the successes of MTV Cribs UK last year and remotely produced lockdown special MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home, the reboot, titled MTV Cribs, will premiere across MTV’s international channels on Monday, October 26 at 8p BST.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among syndicated talk shows, Live With Kelly and Ryan (1.9 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 12% from the week before) landed in top place the week ending October 4, in a timeslot that largely avoided preemptions from President Trump’s trip to the hospital and baseball playoffs. Dr. Phil (1.8, down 5%) came in second, while Judge Judy (5.4, down 7%) was the highest-rated show in syndication for the sixth time in seven weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season one of HGTV’s Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa delivered a .75 Live+3 rating among W25-54, a .79 Live+3 rating among upscale W25-54 and a .66 Live+3 rating among upscale P25-54. The series also garnered a .70 Live+3 rating among P2+ and a 1.36 Live+3 household rating.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

The second telecast of Univision’s Tu Cara Me Suena on Sunday on averaged 1.4 million total viewers, 489,000 A18-49 and 191,000 A18-34. The reality series increased its audience in the last half-hour compared to the first half-hour by double-digits among total viewers (+23%), A18-49 (+36%) and A18-34 (+27%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Conchata Ferrell died October 12 from complications of a cardiac arrest. She was 77. Ferrell, who had extensive film, theater and TV credits, was perhaps best known to television viewers for her Emmy-nominated role as Bert on Two and a Half Men.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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