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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/22/20)
NBC, ABC, CBS & MOST CABLE CHANNELS: 2020 Presidential Debate (Premiere) at 9pm
ESTRELLA TV: Tu Night con Omar Chaparro (Premiere)
FACEBOOK WATCH: Ask Mama Chantel (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Equal (Premiere)
NICK: Unleashed (Premiere) at 7pm
TV ONE: Represent the Vote: Our Voice, Our Future (Premiere) at 12pm
ID: The Killer Beside Me (Finale) at 10pm
Science: What on Earth? (Finale) at 9pm

Quibi is shutting down. The short-form mobile video streamer has struggled since its launch in April, as the pandemic pushed millions of millennials from their phones to screens at home, and the streaming space grew increasingly crowded. The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded service tried to pivot to TV, including launching this week on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, but will now shutter to return as much money to investors as possible. “While we have enough capital to continue operating for a significant period of time, we made the difficult decision to wind down the business, return cash to our shareholders, and say goodbye to our talented colleagues with grace,” said CEO Meg Whitman. “We continue to believe that there is an attractive market for premium, short-form content. Over the coming months we will be working hard to find buyers for these valuable assets who can leverage them to their full potential.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Digital basic networks rated “must have” among cable subscribers were ranked by Beta Research, based on a national study conducted in June/July. Among total adults, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries topped the chart, with 23% respondents saying it was a must-have channel, followed by Cooking Channel, NFL Network, and FXM: FX Movie Channel (all 21%), and BBC America and Nat Geo Wild (20%). All of these networks were also among the top six nets in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 surveys. Rankings of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Cooking Channel increased in the 2020 study.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also topped the list of networks named among respondents’ top five favorite digital basic cable nets (24%). Next were Cooking Channel (17%), BBC America(13%), FXM: FX Movie Channel (11%), and OWN (10%) among total women; and NFL Network (20%), BBC America (17%), FXM: FX Movie Channel (15%), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, ESPNEWS and Fox Business Network (all 14%) among total men. Rankings increased for BBC America, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Fox Business Network among men and BBC America and OWN among women versus 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FXX renewed Archer for season 12. The current season 11 is averaging 2.43 million total viewers across platforms, up +32% over the previous season.
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Scott Foley (Scandal) will co-host and serve as lead judge on HBO Max’s Ellen’s Next Great Designer, starring and executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres. The competition series is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted and A. Smith & Co. Productions in association with Telepictures and A Very Good Production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum Originals gave a straight-to-series order to pandemic-themed drama The Second Wave, from Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight). Audra McDonald (The Good Fight), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and Steven Pasquale (The Comey Rule) will star in the six-parter, coproduced by Spectrum Originals and CBS Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also going straight-to-series is an untitled variety series starring and exec produced by Ziwe (Our Cartoon President) at Showtime. The series will feature interviews, sketches, and unscripted real-world rendezvous between everyday people and the writer/comedian/performer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network picked up daytime series Delicious Miss Brown for a 13-episode fourth season. Currently in its third season, the series is driving Food Network to the #1 rank among cable for W25-54 (#2 among P25-54) during its Saturday 12-12:30p timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is in talks with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Simon Cowell to produce a music competition series, 50 States to Stardom. The show will profile all 50 states and find one musician from each to compete, then follow every contestant’s journey. Imagine Entertainment and SyCo will produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An adaptation of Smokey and the Bandit, the 1977 film starring Burt Reynolds, is being developed as a TV series by the Halloween team of David Gordon Green (The Righteous Gemstones) and Brian Sides (Alaska: The Last Frontier), with UCP and Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door. “Growing up in the south, Smokey and the Bandit was an iconic franchise for me,” said Green. “The legacy of these characters is a playground of swagger and sass that I’m excited to dig into.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Dr. Pimple Popper is back for a new season on Monday, December 21 at 9p, with a holiday special episode called – wait for it – Dr. Pimple Popper: Season’s Squeezings. This season will feature cases that were introduced in Before the Pop, which aired earlier this year and focused on telemedicine appointments due to the pandemic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fourth seasons of Fox dramas 9-1-1 and The Resident, and sophomore runs of 9-1-1: Lone Star and Prodigal Son, will launch in January (dates TBA). 9-1-1 and The Resident will hold their 8p spots on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, while spin-off 9-1-1: Lone Star will now follow mama 9-1-1, and Prodigal Son moves to Tuesdays at 9p, filling the spot left vacant by Empire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Over at CBS, premiere dates were set for five scripted series: season five of Bull on Monday, November 16 at 10p; season three of FBI and season two of FBI: Most Wanted on Tuesday, November 17 at 9p and 10p; season four of SEAL Team on Wednesday, November 25 at 9p; and season two of The Unicorn on Thursday, November 12 at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

First Person, the first Snap Original to be filmed with Snapchat Spectacles, premieres Saturday, October 24. Twelve episodes focus on young innovators coming up with unexpected solutions to environmental problems.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Virgin River premieres on Netflix on Friday, November 27. The small-town romance drama is based on the Harlequin book series by Robyn Carr.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming back for a sophomore season is HLN’s Real Life Nightmares, including never-before-seen evidence in the unsolved cases of deaths and missing persons. The first of six episodes premieres Sunday, November 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pájaro Soñador (Daydreamer), the first Turkish romantic comedy to come to the US, makes its debut Tuesday, October 27 at 7p on UniMás. The story of unexpected love will broadcast Monday through Friday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo is raising a glass to franchise expander The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, debuting Wednesday, November 11 at 10p, with the launch of The Real Housewives Wines. In partnership with Nocking Point Wines, selections include The Real HouseRed, The Real HouseWhite and The Real HouseRose.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen announced that NPR is now a subscriber to Nielsen’s Podcast Buying Power service, giving NPR access to podcast insights spanning 18 genres that can be cross-referenced against a category of consumer purchase behavior patterns and services usage. “NPR is one of the most highly respected media organizations on the planet, and a true pioneer in the use of podcasting to deliver world-class journalism and storytelling,” said Brad Kelly, Managing Director, Nielsen Audio. “Nielsen is incredibly proud to expand our long-standing relationship with NPR to include them in our Podcast Buying Power service.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second annual MACRO X HBCU Entertainment Summit, virtual this year, is set to kick off Saturday, October 24. Presented by Amazon Studios, the event will include Kenya Barris; John David Washington, a Morehouse College alumnus; MACRO Founder & CEO Charles D. King; Steve Pamon, Morehouse alum; Chris Paul, and more industry executives, experts and influencers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also set for this weekend is virtual REVOLT Summit x AT&T, October 23-25, including rappers and culture curators DaBaby, Killer Mike, Saweetie, and Tyga. The event will feature panel conversations and workshops exploring topics relevant to young Black artists and leaders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Remembering RBG A Nation Ugly Cries with Desi Lydic is set to premiere Friday, October 30 at 11p on Comedy Central. In the special, Lydic goes through the five stages of grief as she comes to terms with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Clouds: A Musical Celebration, a virtual musical tribute to the Disney+ Original movie and Zach Sobiech’s legacy, will stream live on Facebook.com/DisneyPlus on Saturday, October 24 at 2p. The concert will feature performances from OneRepublic, renforshort, Fin Argus, Sabrina Carpenter, and Sammy Brown (Zach Sobiech’s best friend and musical partner), all of whom are featured on the movie soundtrack. Additional performances and appearances will include Jason Mraz, DCapella, Neve Campbell, Justin Baldoni, Tom Everett Scott, Madison Iseman, Lil Rel Howery and more. Sobiech was a 17-year-old with a rare bone cancer, whose “Clouds” was a hit record.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Circle Network and GEICO have teamed to create a virtual Green Room to bring fans behind-the-scenes content, allowing them to participate in videos alongside country artists as they chat and answer questions during special livestream segments. The virtual experience will have new content added regularly.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HOBO Films is releasing the new documentary Crawford: The Man the South Forgot, an exposé on the tragic fate of a prosperous and successful African American farmer in South Carolina in the early 20th Century. The program will be available for streaming on kweli.tv starting Tuesday, November 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedians and actors have been taking their clothes off to encourage voting, in spots that are running across Comedy Central digital platforms. The net has also partnered with RepresentUs to get the word out about voting naked, and via mail-in ballots, with help from Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Mark Ruffalo, Tiffany Haddish, Chelsea Handler, Naomi Campbell, Josh Gad, Borat, and Ryan Bathe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ATTN: and Crooked Media are teaming on a new video campaign targeting voters on social media to engage them on key Senate races across the country. For Crooked Media’s “Vote Save America” campaign, it has created new video series with ATTN: focused on explaining the key issues at stake in the North Carolina, Michigan and Arizona US Senate races.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VENN, the Video Game Entertainment and News Network, announced “Fall-o’-Ween” on Friday, October 23 at 4p PDT, a partnership with Gamers.Vote and MTV’s “Vote For Your Life,” aimed at getting out the vote in the gaming community ahead of the inaugural “Vote Early Day” on Saturday, October 24. The live, five-hour event will feature celebrity cameos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

America Votes Together airs Tuesday, October 27 at 2p on Fox Business Network. Making Money host Charles Payne leads the virtual town hall, focused on how the candidates’ economic policies could impact the finances of everyday Americans, as well as the top business issues that matter to voters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TikTok is expanding its enforcement against hate speech and hate ideologies to include “neighboring ideologies” like white nationalism, and statements that have their origins in those ideologies. “We know there’s always more we can do which is why we are taking further action to remove misinformation and hurtful stereotypes about Jewish, Muslim and other communities,” said TikTok in a blog post. “This includes misinformation about notable Jewish individuals and families who are used as proxies to spread antisemitism. We’re also removing content that is hurtful to the LGBTQ+ community by removing hateful ideas, including content that promotes conversion therapy and the idea that no one is born LGBTQ+.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maura Tierney (The Affair) will recur on Showtime limited drama Your Honor, starring Bryan Cranston. The series is slated for a December debut…James Cusati-Moyer (Slave Play) will recur on Netflix’s upcoming limited series Inventing Anna, reports TheWrapMolly Burnett has been upped to series regular for season 5 of USA’s Queen of the South, while Reggie Lee was promoted to series regular for season two of CBS’s All Rise…Scott Speedman (Animal Kingdom) will recur on season three of Netflix’s You… Chosen Jacobs (It) and Lexi Underwood (Little Fires Everywhere) will star alongside NBA Champion John Salley in Disney+ original movie, Sneakerella.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The commercial-free television premiere of The Way I See It on MSNBC delivered a record 3.7 million total viewers from 10p to 11:40p on Friday, October 16, according to Nielsen, ranking #2 in all of television in the timeslot and achieved the network’s highest-rated non-news, non-live program ever in MSNBC’s 25-year history. In A25-54, The Way I See It drew 527,000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2020 CMT MUSIC AWARDS – COMPLETE WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/ap/news/1200837/cmt-music-awards-2020-winners-the-complete-list


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