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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/19/20)
ACORN TV: Darkness: Those Who Kill (Premiere)
CHEDDAR: Cheddar Capital (Premiere) at 12pm
DIY: Restoring Galveston (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Killer Carnies (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: The Voice (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Unsolved Mysteries (Premiere)
PBS: Independent Lens (Premiere) at 10pm
QUIBI: Murder Unboxed (Premiere)
HBO: The Third Day (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Love It or List It: Hilary and David Tell All (Finale) at 8pm

Peter Roth, Chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group and a legendary figure in the industry, will step down in early 2021. “Working at Warner Bros. has been the greatest, most meaningful, most rewarding experience of my career,” said Roth. “For the past 22 years, I have had the privilege to be associated with some of the most inspiring creative talent, the most impactful television series and the most dedicated and passionate people I have ever known. It has long been my dream to be able to say farewell at the right time in the right way and for the right reason…I look forward to the next chapter of my career and remaining connected to those people who have meant so much to me.”
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Peter Roth joined the company in March 1999 as President, Warner Bros. Television. Since then, 32 scripted primetime series developed under his leadership have successfully reached the 100-episode milestone, among them The Big Bang Theory, the longest-running multicamera comedy in the history of television; Two and a Half Men; The West Wing; Gilmore Girls; Pretty Little Liars; Mike & Molly, and One Tree Hill. Previously, as President of Fox Entertainment, Roth was responsible for the development of programming including Ally McBeal, That ‘70s Show and Family Guy.
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Jeff Wachtel is out as President of NBCUniversal Internatonal Studios after almost 20 years at the company, reportedly over issues related to respect in the workplace. Wachtel had previously served as Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions & Wilshire Studios, and President of Original Programming and Co-President of USA Network.
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Also out is Jane Wiseman, who joined Netflix in 2013 and was VP, Original Series. Wiseman’s departure comes less than a week after Channing Dungey, CP of Original Content and Head of Drama, stepped down.
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Ryan Murphy’s Ratched is Netflix’s top new series this year, reports the streamer. The One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel, viewed by 48 million households in its first 28 days, has already been renewed for season two.
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Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) will play a lifestyle guru in season two of Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told, starring Octavia Spencer. Production begins October 26 in LA.
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AMC Networks and the American Film Institute are partnering to provide grants for thesis productions by Black fellows at the AFI Conservatory. A selection of films will be streamed on UMC.
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One day after its season three debut, CBS All Access renewed Star Trek: Discovery for season four. Production begins November 2.
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HBO has promised The Vow will return, with a second group of episodes slated to air in 2021. Part Two of the docuseries will be set against the backdrop of the federal trial of Keith Raniere for racketeering, sex trafficking, production of child pornography and more, delving into NXIVM’s inner circle. Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer will again direct and executive produce.
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Smithsonian Channel and Austria’s Terra Mater Studios (Austria) ordered one-hour wildlife special New Forest: The Crown’s Hunting Ground, from Big Wave. Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) will narrate. 
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Nate’s, a comedy from Akilah Green (Black Lady Sketch Show) and 20th Television, is in development at ABC. The series revolves around a Black-owned bar in Washington, DC. Green was a DC lobbyist before turning to TV writing.
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Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) will star in ABC limited series The Women of the Movement, focused on Mamie Till-Mobley, who risked her life to get justice for her murdered son, Emmett Till.
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ID’s Evil Lives Here: Shadows of Death explores the ripple effects of a single murder, through different points view. Series debuts Thursday, October 29 at 10p.
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Cheddar is launching new weekly show Cheddar Capital today at 12p. The series examines the intersection of business and policy and how congressional leadership and legislation impact industries across the country.
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CBS News will broadcast election night coverage on November 3 from the MTV Studios ViacomCBS headquarters in NYC’s Times Square  – augmented reality included“We’re empowering our top political journalists with the latest data visualization and storytelling tools to bring as much clarity as we can to this election,” said Susan Zirinsky, CBS News President and senior executive producer.
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A+E Networks sibs History and FYI will broadcast close to 20 hours of live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson 2020 Fall Auction in Scottsdale, from October 22-24. “It’s exciting to see our landmark partnership with Barrett-Jackson ratchet up with our first live auction,” said Christian Murphy, SVP, Enthusiast brands, A+E. “As car enthusiasts ourselves, it’s gratifying to bring fans along for the ride with live content that they’ve been missing these many months.”
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The Adult Film Festival will take place on YouTube on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14. In addition to musical performances and live steams with talent from Rick and Morty and The Eric Andre Show and a Toonami Special Edition, the merchandise store will offer exclusive Adult Swim merch.
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Ashley McBryde will join previously announced co-hosts Kane Brown and Sarah Hyland for the 2020 CMT Music Awards, airing Wednesday, October 21 at 8p on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.
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Univision News is holding a town hall with Dr. Anthony FauciCOVID-19 Vaccines: Myths and Facts will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 3p on Univision.
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The Department of Justice filed papers with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals asking to vacate a judge’s decision that prohibits the government from banning new downloads for TikTok. President Trump said TikTok posed a security risk and ordered a ban on US transactions with the Chinese-owned company, which TikTok challenged in court. The DOJ is arguing the judge didn’t adequately consider national security interests in making his decision and incorrectly determined that users’ communications on the app don’t have economic value.
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In a surprise to media observers, Joe Biden’s town hall on October 15 averaged 14.14 million viewers on ABC, surpassing the 13.46 million viewers for President Trump’s event the same night simulcast across NBC (10.9 million), MSNBC (1.8 million) and CNBC (720,000).
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The season three midseason premiere of Love After Lockup brought WE tv franchise high audiences of 1.3 million Live+3 viewers, 780,000 A25-54 and 635,000 A18-49.
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The trailer for ABC’s upcoming David E. Kelley drama, Big Sky, was viewed 25.5 million times across social media platforms in its first three days. The series debuts Tuesday, November 17.
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Actress Rhonda Fleming died October 14 at age 97. The film and theater star guested on TV shows including Wagon Train, Police Woman, and The Love Boat.
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Actor Anthony Chisholm died October 16. He was 77. In addition to Tony-nominated theater roles and film work, Chisolm appeared on Oz, and his experiences were the inspiration for HBO’s Vietnam Story.
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Actress Doreen Montalvo died October 17, a month after suffering a stroke. She was 56. In addition to numerous theater roles, Montalvo appeared on Elementary and Madam Secretary.
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