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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/21/20)
ABC: The Goldbergs (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: The Conners (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: black-ish (Premiere) at 9:30pm
BYUtv: The Fixers (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Brother vs. Brother: Brothers Tell All (Premiere) at 8pm
MOTORTREND TV: Bitchin’ Rides (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction (Premiere)
PBS: Nature (Premiere) at 8pm

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging the tech giant uses money it collects from advertisers to pay mobile phone manufacturers, carriers and browsers to make its search engine a preset default, thereby locking out competition. Google, which accounts for about 80% of search queries in the US, unlawfully prohibits rivals’ search applications from being preloaded on phones, claims the government. The lawsuit is “deeply flawed,” responded Google. ““This lawsuit would do nothing to help consumers,” said Google’s SVP of Global Affairs, Kent Walker, in a blog post. “To the contrary, it would artificially prop up lower-quality search alternatives, raise phone prices, and make it harder for people to get the search services they want to use.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has canceled Away after one season. The space drama starring Hilary Swank was released on September 4. “Love and hope will always remain my ‘North Star’,” posted Swank on Instagram. “It was an incredible journey my compadres.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime has teamed with lifestyle expert (and Andrew Cuomo’s ex) Sandra Lee to host and create custom holiday content for the net’s annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate, kicking off Friday, October 23. The lifestyle pieces will launch Thanksgiving week. “For decades Sandra has helped time-starved homemakers everywhere make delicious meals, give thoughtful gifts, and create beautiful homes,” said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN. “As the authority on all things home and lifestyle, Sandra is the foremost trusted go-to source for simple, doable ideas with beautiful, attainable results. She’s the perfect addition to the Lifetime family and will provide incredible ideas with easy tips ensuring It’s a Wonderful Lifetime for all our viewers this year.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks has teamed with Adopt-a-Pet.com for AMC’s annual horror marathon FearFestto raise awareness for pet adoption with FurFest. AMC, AMC+, and Shudder are encouraging viewers to support Adopt-a-Pet.com’s mission to help pets find loving forever homes through custom spots airing across linear, digital, and social channels. The spots encourage viewers to find their perfect watch buddies through adoptions – and especially raise awareness for black cat and black dog adoptions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO handed a series order to The Son, starring executive produced by Nine Stories’ Jake Gyllenhaal. Denis Villeneuve will direct and executive produce; writer Lenore Zion will showrun and executive produce with Kilter Films’ Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Nine Stories’ Riva Marker and Kilter Films’ Athena Wickham will also executive produce the limited series, based on the tale of vengeance by bestselling author Jo Nesbo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kristen Bell is in a good place with Netflix. The streamer has ordered The Woman in the House, a dark comic thriller starring and exec produced by Bell. The limited series, following a heartbroken woman who may or may not have witnessed a gruesome murder, comes from Will Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV and Channel 5 have commissioned new detective drama Dalgliesh, with Acorn Media Enterprises and all3media international and additional funding from Northern Ireland Screen. Adapting three of P.D. James’ Inspector Dalgliesh Mysteries, the new series will star Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) as Inspector Adam Dalgliesh and consist of three two-part films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) is set to direct the pilot of George Lucas’ Willow for Disney+, and will serve as executive producer along with showrunners Jonathan Kasdan (Solo) and Wendy Mericle (Arrow). Jonathan Kasdan wrote the pilot for the fantasy adventure. Ron Howard, director of the 1988 film, returns as executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo is adding to its Top Chef menu with Top Chef Amateurs, a competition for home cooks hosted by Gail Simmons and produced by Magical Elves. Each amateur chef will compete in challenges from the Top Chef archives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment One, Hasbro’s entertainment studio, has enlisted producer and director Jonathan Entwistle to shepherd new film and television adaptations of Power Rangers. eOne will develop and produce the projects with Entwistle set to direct across both formats.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Courtney Lilley will serve as EP/showrunner on ABC comedy cousins black-ish and mixed-ish as part of a new overall deal with ABC Signature. “It’s all under the same umbrella, it’s a Kenya Barris show,” said Lilly. “I’ve worked on black-ish since season one, I know Kenya’s voice… a lot of it made sense and the timing of it made it easier.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wild Rabbit, centered on a sports phenom whose life changes after he suffers a career-ending injury weeks before draft day, is in development at Hulu. The sports drama from Randy McKinnon is inspired by his life. McKinnon will write and executive produce; Reinaldo Marcus Green is attached to direct and EP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Synchronicity Films (The Cry) is developing a limited series based on Andrew O’Hagan novel Mayflies, the story of a lifelong friendship. Mayflies will be adapted for the screen by Andrea Gibb (Elizabeth is Missing).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) has joined the pilot of ABC medical drama Triage in a series regular role…Dominic West (The Affair) is in talks to play Prince Charles in seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown, reports Deadline. West would take the reins from Josh O’Connor, playing the prince in season three and upcoming season four…Steven Krueger (The Originals) will recur on season three of CW’s Roswell, New Mexico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Euphoria will return for two special episodes, as a bridge between season one and a season two delayed by the production shutdown. The first episode, following Rue (Emmy winner Zendaya) as she celebrates Christmas, premieres Sunday, December 6 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT’s Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team is back for season 15 on Tuesday, November 24 at 10p. In a first for the organization, auditions were held virtually (you know why), and summer training camp was held inside a “bubble.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Bob Ross Channel, featuring memorable moments and paintings from the public television series, is launching on Pluto TV. As part of its agreement with Bob Ross, Inc., Cinedigm has produced and distributed special messages of support for public television on the channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix reported 2.2 million additional subscribers in 3Q20, below a forecast of 2.5 million. The streamer told shareholders it missed the forecast “primarily due to our record first half results and the pull-forward effect we described in our April and July letters… In these challenging times, we’re dedicated to serving our members.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu picked up domestic distribution rights to holiday romantic comedy film Happiest Season. Originally intended for a theatrical release, the film starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis will instead premiere as a Hulu Original on Wednesday, November 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Instagram is rolling out access to Badges in Live internationally to over 50,000 creators. Badges in Live allows creators to make money while also deepening the connection between creators and their fans. They help fans stand out in the comments by appearing next to their name during a creator’s live video, and unlock special features, including placement on a creator’s list of badge holders and access to a special heart. Instagram will also temporarily match earnings from Badges starting in November. “We want Instagram to be the best place for creators to tell their story, grow their audience and make a living,” said the company. “This is another step forward in our vision to build a suite of tools that help creators make money through branded content, shopping, content monetization, and direct support from fans.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! is holding a Keeping Up With the Kardashians marathon today, October 21, starting at 12p, to celebrate the 40th birthday of Kim Kardashian West. Which “iconic episodes and moments” will be included? Viewers will see Kim’s first cry face, “that time Kim wouldn’t stop taking selfies in the car as Khloe Kardashian was reporting to jail,” and the family’s Bora Bora trip when Kim lost her diamond earring in the ocean and Kourtney said, “Kim, there’s people that are dying!”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Corporate sponsors for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Telemundo tonight will include Garnier Fructis, Mazda, OREO, State Farm, T-Mobile, Toyota, Verizon and Xfinity. Brand activations underscoring the power of music to bring people together will run across viewing platforms from Red Carpet and Post-Show Livestreams, to Moments and Highlights.
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Don Cheadle, Common, Cindy Crawford, Whitney Cummings, Stephen Curry, Zachary Levi and Kelly Rowland have been added to the lineup for the MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon, a two-hour special to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The special streams live on Saturday, October 24 from 8-10p on LOL Network, YouTube, Pluto TV, TikTok, Triller and Twitch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The results of Nickelodeon “Kids’ Vote” poll will be revealed during a Nick News TV special premiering Tuesday, October 27 at 7p. Kids Pick the President will be hosted by Keke Palmer and simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons, and be available on Nickelodeon YouTube, Nick On Demand, the Nick App and the Nick Pluto TV channel following the premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV and HDNET Movies are partnering with Movember, the charity foundation dedicated to men’s health, for a month-long lineup celebrating mustachioed movie stars in support of the organization’s efforts to help men improve their physical and mental health. Every Monday in November, HDNET Movies will feature a back-to-back block airing at 8p, while AXS TV airs action epics and comedy classics every Friday at 9p. AXS TV is also presenting an all-day event on Saturday, November 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo special Virus Hunters premieres Sunday, November 1 at 9p, focused on experts working to avoid another pandemic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In its fourth week on the air, syndicated talker Drew Barrymore (0.6 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 20% from the week before) notched the largest percentage increase of any syndicated strip for the session ending October 11. Also on the rise was sophomore Tamron Hall (0.8, up 14%), despite numerous news and sports preemptions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Flip or Flop was the #1 cable program in prime among P25-54, W25-54, upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, P2+ and households on Thursday, October 15 in the 9p timeslot. The new season’s premiere episode delivered a 1.00 Live+3 rating among P25-54, a +76% lift over the prior six weeks and a +32% increase over year-ago levels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark channel’s Sweet Autumn averaged a 2.4 Household rating, 2.2 million total viewers, and 303,000 W25-54, becoming the second highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable program of the week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand-up comedian Lil Rel Howery has been named Head of Comedy for SVOD kweliTV, featuring Black cinema. Howery and kweliTV founder and CEO DeShuna Spencer will secure new comedy content for distribution as well as other opportunities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer/producer Dana Baratta died October after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 59. Among her numerous credits were Dawson’s Creek, Providence, Private Practice and Good Behavior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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