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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 10/20/20)
ID: Dead Silent (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: The Best of All the Smoke With Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Windy City Rehab: Raise the Stakes (Finale) at 8pm and 9pm

Channing Dungey has been named Chairman, Warner Bros. Television Group. She starts early next year, when Peter Roth steps down. Dungey most recently served as VP of Original Series at Netflix; before that, she was President of ABC Entertainment. “Channing is one of the most talented, visionary, creative and respected executives working in television today,” said Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks. “She has impeccable taste, a breadth of experience covering all platforms and genres, incredible relationships across the creative community and a keen sense of what’s next and how best to get it to audiences. She’s a great choice to lead the Television Group as it continues to grow its production operations for HBO Max, while also maintaining its standing as the industry’s leading independent supplier of programming to all outlets.”
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On Monday, Apple launched Apple Music TV, a 24-hour live stream of music videos and music-related content. The debut featured a countdown of the top 100 most-streamed songs on Apple Music. The service will celebrate the release of Bruce Springsteen’s “Letter to You” album with an “all day Bruce takeover” on Thursday, October 22. Apple Music TV is available in the US on the Apple Music and Apple TV apps.
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The E.W. Scripps Company closed on its sale of Stitcher to SiriusXM for $325 million. The Stitcher company includes the Midroll advertising rep firm; owned-and-operated podcast networks including the comedy-focused Earwolf; and the Stitcher podcast listening platform. Scripps acquired Midroll in 2015 for $55 million and the Stitcher app in2016 for $4.5 million.
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Spectrum has launched a new bilingual campaign for Hispanic consumers across Texas, showcasing Spectrum’s advanced broadband connectivity and TV services. The effort features musician Luis Coronel.
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Mike “Doc” Emrick is retiring after a decades-long broadcasting career, most recently as the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports’ coverage of the NHL. “Things change over 50 years, but much of what I love is unchanged from then to now and into the years ahead,” said Emrick, winner of eight Sports Emmy Awards as Outstanding Sports Personality. “I still get chills seeing the Stanley Cup. I especially love when the horn sounds, and one team has won and another team hasn’t, all hostility can dissolve into the timeless great display of sportsmanship – the handshake line. I leave you with sincere thanks.”
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Jeffrey Toobin, chief legal analyst at CNN, “has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” said the network. The move comes after Toobin was suspended from the New Yorker for exposing himself during a Zoom call with magazine staff and WNYC radio. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” said Toobin.
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AMPLE Entertainment has partnered with actor/producer Samuel L. Jackson and his producer daughter Zoe Jackson for docu-series Life on the Edge, exploring marginalized communities and gang culture. The production team will use Deepfake technology and self-shot footage to capture the day-to-day life of individuals in the shadows of some of the most notoriously violent groups in the world.
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Regina Hall (Black Monday) signed a first-look deal with Showtime, to develop and produce TV projects under her production company, Rh Negative. Already in development: A comedy special with Hall as star and EP.
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HGTV announced a 2021 programming slate that includes 13 new series and three pilots. Among the upcoming series are Everything but the House (wt), with GMA’s Lara Spencer helping families declutter their homes; house-hunting series Self-Made Mansions (wt); 40-Year-Old Property Virgin (wt) focused on adult children living with their parents and looking for their first homes; and Life Under Renovation, following five families and the challenges of their renovations.
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HBO limited series The White Lotus begins production this month on location in Hawaii, filming under strict COVID-19 guidelines.The six-episode social satire following the exploits of guests and employees at an exclusive resort will be available on HBO and HBO Max.
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Dark Side of the Ring was renewed for season three by Vice TV. The wrestling docu-series nabbed an order for 14 episodes, up from 10 for season two and six for its first go-round.
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Rick Howe has renewed his distribution agreement for The Friday Fireside with Tracy Swedlow’s TV of Tomorrow ShowThe Friday morning online series features conversations with media execs.
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Here’s something to be thankful for: HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant has a launch date – Thursday, November 26. The limited series, starring and exec produced by Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), is based on the Chris Bohjalian novel.
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Represent the Vote: Our Voice, Our Future, a three-part series of virtual town halls focused on issues impacting Black female voters, premieres Thursday, October 22 at 12p on TV One and Cleo TV.
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Love Nature announced new digital series Nature of the Beast, launching across the brand’s platforms throughout the fall. The series offers a view of animals and nature from the perspective of wildlife filmmaker Julian “Julz” Braatvedt
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MeTV Network is launching new original morning show Toon In With Me in January. The weekday one-hour series, hosted by comedian Bill Leff, will feature original comedy sketches, special guests, interviews, games and more, produced to lead into classic cartoon shorts. “Toon In With Me will evoke the hosted children’s shows of decades past, blending nostalgia, fun, charm, comedy and cartoons, reimagined with new, original, live-action characters,” said Neal Sabin, Vice Chairman of Weigel Broadcasting Co.
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Stephen Colbert will host a live election night special, Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020. The one-hour special airs Tuesday, November 3 at 11p on Showtime.
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Virus Hunters follows experts working to uncover how the world can head off the next pandemic. The one-hour special premieres Sunday, November 1 at 9p.
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Phil Mickelson will partner with Charles Barkley for the third round of The Match, airing Friday, November 27 at 3p on TNT. Last year’s winner (paired with Tiger Woods), Peyton Manning, will be back, this time with NBA’s Stephen Curry. “While we may need a handicap for Chuck, I’m looking forward to playing with Peyton and Stephen and to help raise money for another important cause,” said Mickelson of the charity match, which will benefit Historically Black Colleges.
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Antenna TV is adding Norman Lear sitcoms The Jeffersons (1975-85) and the original One Day at a Time (1975-84) to its slate beginning in January. 
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Halloween-related programming will air on AccuWeather Network and AccuWeather.com from October 26-31, including discussions of Halloween through a COVID lens and the creative way people are adapting, as well as related weather forecast information.
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A cold case involving two missing little girls heats up in ID special Who Killed the Lyon Sisters?, premiering Saturday, November 28 at 9p. The reinvestigation includes reporting from bestelling author Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down).
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The Grand Ole Opry is teaming with Susan G. Komen and Komen Central Tennessee for the Opry’s 12th annual Opry Goes Pink show, in the fight against breast cancer. Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, and Rita Wilson with Victoria Shaw and Erin Kinsey are scheduled to perform on the broadcast airing Saturday, October 24 at 7p Central on Circle and Gray TV sations, as well as Dish Studio Channel 102, Sling TV nd other TV affiliates.
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Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story debuts Wednesday, October 28 at 7p on HBO. The film follows a family and the residents of Ventura, County, CA after one of the largest wildfires in state history.
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The winning movie from BET’s nationwide competition Project CRE8, a contest that gave an undiscovered filmmaker the opportunity to have their feature film script produced, premieres Thursday, October 22 at 10p. The film, Alieu the Dreamer, takes place in a world where mankind hasn’t dreamed for three decades, until a government agent discovers a young man in the projects, who has suddenly started dreaming. 
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Apple TV+ has teamed up with WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions, to become the home for Peanuts, including new original series and specials, along with classic specials. New animated Peanuts originals coming to Apple TV+ include a second season of Snoopy in Space, and a slate of new specials marking Mother’s Day, Earth Day, New Year’s Eve and Back to School, to be produced by WildBrain’s animation studio. 
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ABC’s Supermarket Sweep delivered a solid 4.78 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among A18-49 on Sunday in early numbers. The game show reboot is hosted by SNL vet Leslie Jones.
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The return of Tyler Perry’s Sistas delivered close to 7.2 million Live+3 total viewers to BET and BET Her during premiere night across premieres and encores. The new episode debuts of Perry’s House of Payne and Assisted Living nabbed 1.1 million and 1 million Total Viewers P2+, respectively; Sistas peaked with 3.0 million Total Viewers P2+, bringing the total Perry haul to 5.3 million total Viewers P2+ (Live+3), simulcast across BET and BET Her on October 14.
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HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother, which aired Wednesdays at 9p, delivered a +50% ratings increase over the prior six weeks and +20% ratings lift over year-ago levels. During its run, the six-episode season delivered a .71 Live+3 rating among P25-54 . The net’s Windy City Rehab on Tuesdays at 9p delivered a .72 Live+3 rating among P25-54 for the season, a +83% lift in the demo over year-ago levels and +18 increase over the previous six weeks.
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Stolen Picture CEO Miles Ketley died unexpectedly on October 12 at at 52. “He was the captain of our ship and the head of our family at Stolen Picture. We will miss him with all our hearts,” said Stolen Picture’s Simon Pegg (“Mission Impossible” movies) and Nick Frost (“Hot Fuzz”).
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