FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/2/20)
ABC: The Good Doctor (Premiere) at 10pm
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: Amah Knows Best (Premiere)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: World Wide Nate (Premiere)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: Date My Family (Premiere)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: The Wedding Bashers (Premiere)
BRAVO: Below Deck (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Holiday Baking Championship (Premiere) at 9pm
QUIBI: Q Talks (Premiere)
HBO: We Are Who We Are (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Killer Carnies (Finale) at 10pm

Fox will not renew soapy drama Filthy Rich or AI thriller NeXt for second seasons. Both shows, averaging 0.5.3 among A18-49, will finish their 10-episode runs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Dave Chappelle will host the sixth consecutive Saturday Night Live episode, on November 7. The last time Chappelle hosted NBC’s sketch show was the weekend Donald Trump became president.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There was good third quarter revenue news for WWE, despite live events tanking from $23.2 million in the year-ago quarter to $700,000, thanks to the pandemic. With gains including content rights fees for TV programming, advertising and sponosorship and streaming subscription revenue, overall revenue for the quarter grew 19%, to $221.6 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK’s Sky History canceled reality series “The Chop: Britain’s Top Woodworker” after an investigation into contestant Darren Lumsden tattoos concluded “could be connected to far-right ideologies.” Said Big Wheel Film & Television, which produced the show for Sky History, run by A+E Networks US and Sky, “Big Wheel Film & Television co-operated fully with the independent investigation put in place by A+E, and shared details of relevant processes, discussions and exchanges, along with supporting evidence and documentation.” Lumsden claimed his tattoo of the number 88, a white supremacist code for Heil Hitler, was in memory of the year his father died, but MailOnline found his father, who reported, “I’m alive and kicking.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel Radio is back for the holidays on SiriusXM, in conjunction with Hallmark Channel’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event. Voiced by Candace Cameron Bure, Hallmark Channel Radio will feature hosted holiday playlist countdowns from a network favorites including Lacey Chabert, Sarah Drew, Tyler Hynes, Danica McKellar, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Holly Robinson Peete, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox gave a 14-episode order for a remake of the BBC comedy “This Country,” a co-prodcution between Lionsgate, BBC Studios, Fox Entertainment and Feigco Entertainment. Jenny Bicks (“Sex and the City”) is wrting, with Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) in the director’s chair.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum Originals and AMC Networks announced the pickup of “Beacon 23.” The psychological thriller/romance focuses on two people trapped in a lighthouse at the end of the known universe. Co-commissioned by Spectrum Originals and AMC Networks, and co-produced by Spectrum Originals and Platform One Media, the series comes from creator Zak Penn (“The Avengers”) and is based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Hugh Howey. After a nine-month exclusive run on Spectrum, the series will be an AMC original with a second window across AMC Networks platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Black List and Google Assistant are partnering for the Storytelling Fellowship, to provide financial and creative support to five writers in the development and execution of a new film script or TV pilot that offers perspectives from underrepresented communities. The selected scribes will each receive $20,000 to support themselves for six months to draft their work, with a screenwriting mentor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VICE Media Group has launched “Source Material,” a multimedia project from VICE World News available on VICE News YouTube. Produced entirely from user-generated content, the series follows stories, from war zones to wildfires, directly from the recordings of those who lived it. “VICE News is famous for our boots-on-the-ground reporting,” said Jesse Angelo, President, Global News and Entertainment, VICE Media Group. “Cellphone videos, live streams, CCTV, dash-cams, and user-generated content are increasingly part of how we consume the news, and this documentary series shows a new way to tell stories in a world where almost everything is captured on camera.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewers will have a shot at sampling Showtime’s upcoming comedy series “Moonbase 8” for free online, beginning at midnight on Sunday, November 8. The series officially premieres on Showtime on Sunday, November 8 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Explorer Josh Gates welcomes Matthew McConaughey for the season premiere of Discovery talk show Josh Gates Tonight, on Wednesday, November 11 at 8p. A new season of Expedition X, hosted by Gates and featuring investigators tackling bizarre mysteries, follows at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK comedy “I Hate Suzie,” centered on a star on the wane whose life is upended when her phone is hacked, makes its US debut on HBO Max on Thursday, November 19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has tapped experts to serve as rotating judges to evaluate renovated spaces in season two of “Rock the Block,” premiering in March 2021. Among those on hand will be Tarek El Moussaand his fiancée, Heather Rae Young; Page Turner; Egypt Sherrod and her husband, Mike Jackson; and Tamara Day and Mike Pyle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New ID series “The Crimes That Changed Us,” comparing how notorious cases were viewed then versus now, debuts Wednesday, November 11 at 10p. Also premiering on the true crime net next month are season two of “Til Death Do Us Part” on Monday, November 9 at 10p, and season three of “The Murder Tapes” on Wednesday, November 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All ten episodes of season two of zombie thriller “Dead of Night” drop on Snapchat’s Discover page on Friday, November 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is tapping the feel-good Disney Family Singalong franchise for a new special, “The Disney Holiday Singalong,” airing Monday, November 30 at 8p. Also on the way: a Disney Parks Christmas Day special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Transhood, a film following the lives of four young people growing up transgender in Kansas City, debuts Thursday, November 12 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses canceled its annual Rose Parade last summer because of the pandemic, but it’s back on, reimagined as a TV special including musical entertainment, memorable past floats, marching band performances and more. The New Year’s Day special, which will benefit Feeding America, will air on ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel, Univision, KTLA and RFD-TV at 8a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max picked up five shows from Comedy Central. In a nonexclusive streaming deal, HBO Max adds Chappelle’s Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Nathan for You, and the original Reno 911! to its offerings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OML on Revry, a online channel focused on women in the LGBTQ community, has launched with a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a drama. “I’m overjoyed to offer a free, living and breathing space for queer female stories to be seen across the world,” said Revry co-founder LaShawn McGhee. The channel is part of queer-focused digital platform Revry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPROXX announced the launch of an editorial gaming vertical,“UPROXX Edge.” Edge – an acronym for “Experiential Development for Gaming and Esports” – is aimed at casual gamers. The UPROXX editorial team will cover the cross-section of gaming, music, entertainment, sports, and culture with content that “will be a true celebration of inclusivity and creativity in esports, social media, and the larger world of gaming.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Turturro (“The Night Of”) will play an employee with dark past in Apple workplace thriller “Severance”…Rachel Keller (“Dirty John”) landed a lead role in HBO Max drama “Tokyo Vice.” She replaces Odessa Young, who had to exit due to scheduling conflicts…Claudia Doumit and Colby Minifie have been upped to series regulars for season three of Amazon’s “The Boys”…SNL alum Molly Shannon will recur on HBO limited series “The White Lotus.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) will voice Princess Charlotte in HBO Max animated series “The Prince”…Erika Alexander (“Living Single”) has joined the cast of new Starz comedy “Run the World” in a recurring role…Also set to recur is Australian actor/musican Felix Mallard, in season two of NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”…Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”) scored a season-long arc on Freeform thriller “Cruel Summer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network wrapped up the month with its highest-rated October in network history in Weekend (Saturday/Sunday 7a-1p) for P25-54 (Live+3 ratings), a gain of +7% vs. last year, with Total Day Live+3 ratings for P25-54 also up +4% year-over-year, and notched its highest-rated October for M25-54 in Daytime (M-F 8a-3p), with gains largely driven by Halloween-themed episodes of fan-favorite series. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Come Play – $3.2 million
Honest Thief – $1.4 million
The War with Grandpa – $1.1 million
Tenet – $885K
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

The Empty Man – $561K


%d bloggers like this: