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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/28/20)
ABC: American Housewife (Premiere) at 8:30pm
FACEBOOK WATCH: Spice it Up With David & Annie (Premiere) at 12pm
HGTV: Martha Knows Best (Premiere) at 8pm and 8:30pm
HGTV: Property Brothers: Forever Home (Premiere) at 9pm
VICE: Wet Markets Exposed (Premiere) at 10pm
FXX: Archer (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: The Wall (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: The Age of Nature (Finale) at 10pm

Jon Stewart will host and executive produce a single-issue current affairs series for Apple TV+, part of his first-look deal with the streamer. Former HBO CEO Richard Plepler will exec produce through his EDEN Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

HBO is bringing back a reimagined “In Treatment” for season four, with Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”) set to star as the therapist. The series ran from 2008-2010 with Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Weist in the lead roles.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to abbreviated seasons for many scripted series, thanks to slower production and higher costs. So far, CBS has cut back full season, 22-episode orders for CBS Studios shows NCIS: LA and The Neighborhood to 18 episodes, and Blue Bloods, Bull, Magnum P.I., NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, and SEAL Team to 16 episodes. The Unicorn remains unchanged at 13 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen and director Nick Stoller (“Neighbors”) are reuniting for Apple TV+ comedy “Platonic,” produced by Sony Pictures Television. The series follows former best friends who reconnect as adults.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Singer/actress Demi Lovato will host the 2020 E!’s People’s Choice Awards, airing live on Sunday, November 15 at 9p. The ceremony will present awards in 44 categories. 
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Young, diverse audiences are leaning into local news, according to Nielsen Local Watch Report: “Diverse, Young and Informed: Today’s Growing News Audience.” While the time consumers spend watching TV news has been rising since the fall of last year, it peaked at just under nine-and-a-half hours each week in April of this year, the height of the stay-at-home period in the US. In September, American adults were still engaged with news, watching an average of 7 hours and 5 minutes of TV news per week, up 23% from the same period last year.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Killer deal: Netflix struck a content agreement with Ubisoft to develop live-action, animated and anime series based the video game franchise “Assassin’s Creed.” First in the pipeline is a live-action series executive produced by Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik. 
(Source: Cynopsis) 

TruTV gave a series order for comedic unscripted illusionist stunt series Big Trick Energy, produced by DIGA Studios. Magicians/daredevils and “self-proclaimed ‘Abracadipshits’” Chris Ramsay, Eric Leclerc, Wes Barker and Alex Boyer star. “Chris, Eric, Wes and Alex are making magic cool again,” said Corie Henson, EVP, Head of Unscripted Programming for TBS, TNT, and truTV. “They’re charming, dangerous and hilarious.”
(Source: Cynopsis) 

WE tv announced that “Growing Up Hip Hop” and “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” began production on their new seasons this month, with rigorous safeguards in place. Season 6 of OG “Growing Up Hip Hop” and season 5 of “Mama June: From Not to Hot” will both consist of 10 episodes premiering next year.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Jim Patterson (Two and a Half Men) reunites with Chuck Lorre to serve as executive producer and showrunner for CBS comedy “B Positive,” alongside creator Marco Pennette.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Allison Tolman (“Emergence”) and Nick Frost (“Fighting With My Family”) will star in season two of CBS All Access anthology series “Why Women Kill.”…Hubert Point-Du Jour (“The Good Lord Bird”) and Maryann Plunkett (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”) have joined the cast of Peacock’s “Dr. Death,” based on the true story of a doctor who left patients maimed or dead.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

“City So Real,” a five-part series from Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”), offering a portrait of contemporary Chicago, premieres commercial-free on Nat Geo on Thursday, October 29 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Ice-T will host a legal series that’s getting a four-week run on Fox-owned stations. “The Mediator with Ice-T” will have the rapper/actor offer recommendations to feuding parties who can either accept his advice and settle their case, or go to court. “Two things I really like are high profile projects coming to local stations and short pitch meetings,” said Frank Cicha, EVP of Programming, FTS. “Truthfully, they had me at ‘Ice-T wants to…’.” 
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Season three of “American Gods” launches Sunday, January 10 on Starz. Charles Eglee (“The Walking Dead”) will serve as showrunner for the newest 10 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

 During its opening weekend, Amazon Prime Video’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was streamed in 1.6 million US homes, according to Samba TV, topping Disney+’s “Mulan” as the #1 film intended for theaters that moved to premium streaming distribution instead. “Mulan” reached 1.12 million homes during its opening weekend. Amazon Studios said the satire was watched by “tens of millions” of customers worldwide over the weekend, with over 1 million viewers for a watch party on October 22 that featured Sacha Baron Cohen.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

TikTok is teaming with Shopify for a TikTok channel on the e-commerce platform that enables businesses to create, manage and measure TikTok ad campaigns without leaving the Shopify interface. The agreement includes #ShopBlack, a campaign to spotlight Black-owned businesses.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Election-related YouTube searches on Election Day will be stamped with a label, “Results may not be final. See the latest on Google,” with a link to a page with “authoritative” AP election results data, said YouTube on Tuesday. In addition, “We’ll continue to elevate authoritative sources, including news publishers like CNN and Fox News, for election-related news and information queries in search results and ‘watch next’ panels,” according to YouTube. 
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Meanwhile, Twitter is putting messages at the top of users’ feeds in an attempt to counter misinformation about voting and the election. “We’re introducing ‘pre-bunks’ for some of the most common misleading claims about #Election2020,” tweeted Twitter’s Head of Site Integrity, Yoel Roth. “Research shows that getting ahead of misinformation is a powerful way to build resilience. Excited to see this application of inoculation theory in practice.” Messages include information like voting by mail is safe and secure, and results may be delayed for legitimate reasons.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

The re-launch of T-Mobile’s TVision pay-TV service includes a new Android TV-based streaming device, and new programming tiers. The $50 TVision Hub is an Android TV dongle with a Google Assistant-powered voice remote as well as dedicated buttons for YouTube, Netflix and TVision’s live guide. The device also includes Bluetooth support and Google Play for access to third-party streaming apps.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Lifetime is holding a series of fan-focused live virtual events aimed at extending the net’s content experience e. Lifetime: Live! kicks off Thursday, October 29th with “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime: Live!”, helping fans celebrate the holiday season with stars from the It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movies. The network will host four free holiday virtual panels with exclusive sneak peeks and festive activities. The It’s a Wonderful Lifetime programming initiative has signed a number of brands, including P&G, Mrs. Fields, Bailey’s, Macy’s, Shriners Children’s Hospital, Kohl’s, Marathon Petroleum, and JustFab for custom marketing integrations or sponsorships.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Cozi TV is airing a “Halloweenathon” on Saturday, October 31, with 22 episodes of “The Munsters” starting at 9a, followed by eight episodes of Roseanne at 8p. 
(Source: Cynopsis) 

A special edition of HBO’s “The Shop: Uninterrupted,” starring LeBron James and Maverick Carter, features a conversation between James, Carter and former President Barack Obama on Friday, October 30 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

A special episode of Showtime’s “Couples Therapy” will air on Sunday, December 13 at 8p. The one-hour documentary, “Couples Therapy: The Covid Special,” features therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik as she and her patients grapple with the realities of the COVID-19 shutdown and its impact on their lives and relationships. The docu-series returns for season two in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Acorn TV landed BBC Studios’ “A Suitable Boy” for exclusive premieres in the US and Canada, launching Monday, December 7. The series, based on the novel by Vikram Seth, is set in 1950s India.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Showtime doc “Macho: The Hector Camacho Story” offers a look at the life and unsolved murder of the boxing star, on Friday, December 4 at 9p. “Macho Camacho’s charisma, boxing prowess and flamboyant style made him a Puerto Rican sports icon, and, for a time, the biggest star in boxing,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “This film reveals the complex highs and lows of Hector’s life: the joy he brought so many, as well as the demons that he battled privately behind the scenes.”
(Source: Cynopsis) 

BET’s “Smoke: Marijuana + Black America,” narrated and executive produced by rapper and entrepreneur Nasir “Nas” Jones, explores Black America’s complex relationship with marijuana. The two-hour doc premieres Wednesday, November 18 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Season five of Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” finished as the highest-rated season in franchise history among total viewers, garnering nearly 2.6 million viewers an episode. 
(Source: Cynopsis) 

In syndication, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.9 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 13% from the week before) was the only talker able to overcome Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate Judiciary hearing preemptions and break into positive territory in the week ending October 18. Clarkson also rose 25% among W25-54, tying “Ellen DeGeneres” at a 0.5. Among magazines, “Extra” (0.7) held steady to move into a tie with “TMZ” (0.7, down 13%) for the first time this season.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

“90 Day Fiance” franchise expander “Darcey & Stacey” wrapped as cable’s highest-rated freshman series so far in 2020, averaging a 2.11 rating among W25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens, 1.43 among P25-54, and 2.5 million P2+ viewers per episode. 
(Source: Cynopsis) 

On Saturday, Univision soccer scored an average audience of 643,000 total viewers, 322,000 A18-49 and 142,000 A18-34. It also averaged more Total Viewers 2+ (+17%), A18-49 (+29%) and A18-34 (+34%) from the week prior.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

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