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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 10/16/20)
ABC: Shark Tank (Premiere) at 8pm
DISNEY+: Meet the Chimps (Premiere)
EPIX: Unprotected Sets (Premiere) at 12am
HGTV: Bizarre Builds (Premiere) at 8pm and 8:30pm
HULU: Helstrom (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Dream Home Makeover (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Grand Army (Premiere)
NETFLIX: La Revolution (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Last Kids on Earth (Premiere)
DIY: Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 10/17/20)
AWESOMENESS: Mystery Twin Bin (Premiere)
NAT GEO WILD: Photo Ark (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Ghost Nation (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Help! I Wrecked My House (Finale) at 8pm
HGTV: Hidden Potential: Tricks of the Trade (Finale) at 9pm and 10pm

(SATURDAY 10/17/20)
AWESOMENESS: Mystery Twin Bin (Premiere)
NAT GEO WILD: Photo Ark (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Ghost Nation (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Help! I Wrecked My House (Finale) at 8pm
HGTV: Hidden Potential: Tricks of the Trade (Finale) at 9pm and 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Issa Rae, Musical Guest: Justin Bieber (Premiere) at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 10/18/20)
ABC: America’s Funniest Home Videos (Premiere) at 7pm
ABC: Supermarket Sweep (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Card Sharks (Premiere) at 10pm
BBC America: Top Gear (Premiere) at 8pm
DIY: Building Alaska (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Halloween Freakshow Cakes (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: The Trouble With Maggie Cole (Premiere) at 8pm
STARZ: Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Lovecraft Country (Finale) at 9pm
HBO: The Vow (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Signs of a Psychopath (Finale) at 10pm
NAT GEO: Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (Finale) at 8:30pm
TV ONE: Uncensored (Finale) at 10pm

Season two of L.A.’s Finest will be the last for Spectrum. Season one of the police drama starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union is airing on Fox, which acquired the show during the COVID-19-caused production shutdown.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCU News Group Chairman Cesar Conde responded to criticism over NBC’s decision to air a town hall with President Trump last night that overlapped with ABC’s event with Joe Biden. “Our decision is motivated only by fairness, not business considerations,” said Conde. “We aired a town hall with Vice President Biden on October 5 at 8 PM. If we were to move our town hall with President Trump to a later timeslot we would be violating our commitment to offer both campaigns access to the same audience and the same forum.” Biden and Trump had been scheduled to debate each other last night, but Trump backed out after his COVID-19 diagnosis prompted the Commission on Presidential Debates to change to a virtual format.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully, who had been scheduled to moderate that canceled presidential debate, has been suspended indefinitely after lying about his Twitter account being hacked. “For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family,” Scully said Thursday. “Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed my Twitter account had been hacked. These were both errors in judgment for which I am totally responsible for. I apologize.” C-SPAN told AP that while they don’t condone Scully’s actions, after some distance from the episode, “we believe in his ability to contribute to C-SPAN.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube has expanded its hate and harassment policies to prohibit content that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence. “One example would be content that threatens or harasses someone by suggesting they are complicit in one of these harmful conspiracies, such as QAnon or Pizzagate,” said YouTube in a blog post, adding, “Due to the evolving nature and shifting tactics of groups promoting these conspiracy theories, we’ll continue to adapt our policies to stay current and remain committed to taking the steps needed to live up to this responsibility.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In an open letter to Hollywood at the close of Hispanic Heritage Month, over 270 Latinx showrunners, creators and writers demanded change when it comes to Latinx representation. Signed by the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Canals, John Leguizamo and Gloria Calderon-Kellett, the letter states, “By refusing to tell our stories AND by refusing to put us in charge of telling them — Hollywood power brokers are complicit in our exclusion.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Estrella Media has launched a campaign to encourage Latinos to vote in the upcoming November 3 elections. “Vota Por Nosotros” (Vote for Us) is airing on Estrella Media’s television, radio and digital properties, featuring a coalition of some of Latin music’s top recording artists. The campaign encourages Latino voters to get out and vote on behalf of the US Hispanic community, including essential workers, dreamers, farmworkers, students, and parents. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

YA vampire drama First Kill, exec produced by Emma Roberts through her Belletrist Productions, landed an order from Netflix. The series is based on a short story by Victoria “V.E.” Schwab, who is creator, writer and executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Americanah, which landed a straight-to-series order from HBO Max last year, is not moving forward at the streamer. Lupita Nyong’o had been set to executive produce and star in the drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bridge and Tunnel has been greenlit to series by Epix. The dramedy, following recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan, directed and produced by Ed Burns (Public Morals), will premiere January 24, 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Detroit Youth Choir, runners-up on season 14 of America’s Got Talent, will be the focus of scripted and non-scripted series in development with Blumhouse Television, Michael Seitzman (Code Black) and Campfire. Anthony Sparks (Queen Sugar) is attached to write the scripted series, while Campfire is producing the non-scripted show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS ordered season four of The Last O.G., and tapped Owen Smith (black-ish) to serve as the comedy’s showrunner (its fourth). “The Last O.G. has become more powerfully poignant with each season while always remaining incredibly funny,” said Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, Co-heads of Scripted Original Programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. “Tracy Morgan embraces the world with his humor while Owen Smith tackles real-life conversations head-on through hilarity.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Television Group has signed an exclusive, multi-year overall deal with artist, author, and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder & Executive Director Patrisse Cullors. Under terms of the content partnership, Cullors will develop and produce original programming for all platforms, including but not limited to live-action scripted drama and comedy series; longform/event series; unscripted docuseries; animated programming for co-viewing among kids, young adults and families; and original digital content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime has picked up Black Monday for season three. A co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television, the comedy starring Don Cheadle will resume production on ten episodes next year for a 2021 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

World of Wonder has formed a new documentary division, WOW Docs. The division will be spearheaded by Jim Fraenkel, who has been with the company since 2018; his new title will be SVP of Documentary and Current.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s Bridgerton starts streaming Christmas Day, December 25. The drama, created by Shonda Rhimes and Chris Van Dusen, follows a young heiress looking for love in Regency London high society. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jersey Shore Family Vacation returns to MTV (in a resort, in a bubble) for season four on Thursday, November 19 at 8p. The season three finale of the reality show was its highest-rated since 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line follows world class chefs who, with the help of friends and family, documented the challenges their restaurants faced during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The documentary from executive producer Guy Fieiri premieres on Food Network on Sunday, December 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ doc Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You, following the Boss and the E Street Band during the making of their latest album, premieres on the streamer on Friday, October 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv will air its annual GilMORE the Merrier marathon of Gilmore Girls, starting Sunday, November 22 at 11p, and culminating with the cable premiere of the four Gilmore Girls: Year in the Life movies starting Sunday, November 29 at 11a. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels will be reprising their roles in the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, set to air Tuesday, November 17 on Disney+…Onboard the voice cast for CBS All Access adult animated comedy The Harper House are Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Lance Krall (Shameless), Gabourney Sidibe (Precious) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Nickelodeon’s Santiago of the Seas garnered the biggest Live+3 lifts the network has ever had for a preschool launch. The show posted a 96% increase with Kids 2-5, up from 2.6 (Live+SD) to 5.1 (Live+3). Ratings with Latinx viewers grew triple digits and accounted for well over a third of the overall K2-5 viewership; more than 40% of the premiere’s audience were new preschool viewers to Nickelodeon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment executive Paul Frank died September 30 of a suspected heart attack. He was 53. Frank headed the TV department at The Firm and Prospect Park, and most recently served as EVP and Head of Series Development for BabyFirst.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $77 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $82 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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