FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ CMA AWARDS

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/12/20)
ABC: Station 19 (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: The Unicorn (Premiere) at 9:30pm
E!: Total Bellas (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO MAX: Sesame Street (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Valley of Tears (Premiere)
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Ethos (Premiere)
ID: Suspicious Minds (Finale) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Phantom Signals (Finale) at 10pm

CBS News nabbed the first interviews with Barack Obama tied to his memoir, which is set to be released November 17. Gayle King will interview the former president for “CBS Sunday Morning,” while Scott Pelley does the honors for “60 Minutes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Darren Star series “Emily in Paris” for season two. The announcement was made via a “memo” from Emily’s fictional boss, Sylvie: “We hope that by extending her time in Paris, Emily will further the relationships she has already made, delve deeper into our culture, and perhaps pick up a few words of basic French.” 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also landing a season two order was Fox’s “Lego Masters,” with host/executive producer Will Arnett. “I’m looking forward to getting back to the fun with this next block of shows,” said Arnett. “To say that these Lego puns write themselves takes away from the work I’ve done over the last two and a half minutes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA are sending four astronauts to the International Space Station via the Falcon 9 rocket, and Discovery and Science Channel will carry the launch live, beginning Saturday, November 14 at 3p. “We are thrilled to once again have such incredible access that can only be found on Discovery and Science Channel,” said Scott Lewers, EVP Multiplatform Programming, Factual & Head of Content at Science Channel. “For this moment of international unity and hope, we will bring our viewers together to witness a spectacular celebration of space exploration.” The first SpaceX/NASA launch aired on the network sibs in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal’s Advertising & Partnership division and Comcast Military & Veteran Affairs have created a Veterans Residency Program designed for mid-to-senior level veterans, in addition to the dedicated two spots Comcast NBCU has set aside for veterans within their entry level NBCU Ad Sales Associates program. The new Residency program is part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s larger, more inclusive talent strategy and their broader commitment to the military community, which includes the company’s pledge to on-board 21,000 veterans, military spouses, National Guard and reserve members as well as various other established initiatives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“United States of Al” landed a series order from CBS. The comedy, from Chuck Lorre, David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari, focuses on the friendship between a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to live in Ohio, and an interpreter who served with his unit Afghanistan. “Once again, Chuck, his talented writing team of Maria and David, and an amazing cast brings us a heartfelt and touching comedy that honestly and respectfully reflects the experiences and challenges our veterans deal with upon returning home, and the deep bonds they develop with those serving alongside them,” said Thom Sherman, Sr. EVP, Programming, CBS Entertainment. “’The United States Of Al’ holds up a mirror to ourselves in a unique way by taking a look at American culture through the eyes of an immigrant who is experiencing it all for the very first time.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein, founders of social media phenomenon “Cheap Old House,” will star in an eight-episode HGTV series of the same name slated to premiere in summer 2021. The couple’s Instagram feed racks up views with images of property bargains that are architecturally intact and available for under $150,000. “When HGTV fans told us we needed a show with Ethan and Elizabeth, we listened because we understand how easy it is to fall into the rabbit hole of hunting for cheap old houses,” said Loren Ruch, Group SVP, Programming and Development, HGTV. “Everyone will be astounded by the incredible, inexpensive property treasures that Ethan and Elizabeth find.” 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Filming for season 13 of “Doctor Who” is now underway, with Jodie Whittaker reprising her role as the Doctor. “In this strangest of years, the ‘Doctor Who’ production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production,” said showrunner Chris Chibnall. “With new and rigorous COVID working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual 11. But rest assured, the ambition, humor, fun and scares you expect from ‘Doctor Who’ will all still be firmly in place.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animation and licensing industry veteran Marc Harrington announced the launch of Lucky Helmet, focused on assisting creators, producers, and other intellectual property owners, with commercialization strategies on existing brands as well as with the development of new content-based franchises. “The landscape, for kids’ content especially, has changed dramatically in the past few years; discoverability has become a huge challenge,” said Harrington. “Property owners cannot depend on distribution partners to build their brand, and while retail will surely return in force, rights holders are going to need to take more responsibility than ever before for attracting consumers directly, and for engaging with fans.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo greenlit season two of “The Hot Zone,” its highest-rated scripted series to date. From Touchstone Television and Scott Free Productions, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson return as executive producers and showrunners for the next installment, which will focus on the anthrax attacks of 2001.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered “The Netflix After Party,” a weekly comedy aftershow hosted by David Spade, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes, from Free 90 Media. Each episode will be dedicated to a buzzy Netflix movie or TV show. “The Netflix After Party” is not to be confused with…
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ murder mystery/comedy “After Party,” the eight-part series set at a reunion after party. Cast members include Tiffany Haddish (“Like a Boss”), Sam Richardson (“Veep”), Zoe Chao (“Downhill”), Ben Schwartz (“Space Force”), Ike Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project”) and Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”), among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more casting news: HBO Max action/comedy “Peacemaker,” a prequel to “Suicide Squad” starring John Cena, has added Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black”), Robert Patrick (“Perry Mason”), Jennifer Holland (“American Horror Story”), who will reprise her role of Emilia Harcourt from “The Suicide Squad” film, and Chris Conrad (“Patriot”)…Adam Goldberg (“God Friended Me”) has joined Queen Latifah in CBS’s “The Equalizer” reboot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s going to be a creepy couple of months on Travel Channel. “Dark Tales with Don Wildman” premieres Monday, November 9 at 10p. The miniseries offers “twisted tales of the paranormal.” And on Monday, December 5 at 9p comes new series “Most Terrifying with Jason Hawes,” uncovering horrifying haunts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BuzzFeed is teaming up with Instagram for a first-of-its kind IGTV social series, “BuzzFeed’s Show Off,” premiering November 18 at 7a on the BuzzFeed Instagram. The 8-episode series featuring the digital media company’s brands and personalities will center on eight rising content creators competing for the opportunity to star in a video alongside their BuzzFeed idols.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Business technology company Deluxe has launched season 5 of “Small Business Revolution.” This go-round focuses on small businesses in Fredonia, New York, led by series creator and host Amanda Brinkman, along with cohost Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”). Episodes are streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

The Astronauts, the debut series from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Kids & Family, is slated to blast off on Nickelodeon Friday, November 13 at 7p. The action follows a group of kids who sneak onto a spaceship and accidentally initiate a launch sequence—with no adults onboard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beijing-based ByteDance has turned to the federal appeals court to request a 30-day extension to today’s deadline, imposed by President Trump, to find a new owner for TikTok. The company said it is looking to “defend our rights and those of our more than 1.500 employees in the US,” and disagrees with the assessment that TikTok poses a threat to national security.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President” makes its TV premiere on CNN on Sunday, January 3 at 9p. The film explores how the 39th President of the United States formed bonds with artists Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Rosanne Cash, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Nile Rodgers, and others, and how his love of music has been an asset for his life and career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Holiday special “A Holly Dolly Christmas” will feature faith-filled hymns and holiday classics performed by Dolly Parton, on Sunday, December 6 at 8:3p on CBS. “When Dolly Parton calls and tells you she wants to do a Christmas show, you don’t hesitate,” said Jack Sussman, EVP, Specials, Music & Live Events/Alternative & Reality for CBS. “A special with the multi-Grammy Award-winning, prolific song-writing, epic live performer of all time? She had us at hello.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeff Dunham is back for more laughs at Comedy Central. The stand-up comic, whose specials rank as the top three among total viewers on the net, has signed on for three more. The first, “Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special,” premieres Friday, November 27 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a continuation of its partnership with bestselling author James Patterson, who is drawing on true stories from ID’s library of content as inspiration for three book releases, ID will air a stack of programming tied to the release on Tuesday, November 17, of “Murder of Innocence.” The programming will air from 9p-12a on Saturday, November 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”) will host the 2020 Latin Grammy Awards along with Carlos Rivera and TV host Ana Brenda. The show airs Thursday, November 19 at 8p on Univision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two videos to watch for on Vevo: Billie Eilish “Therefore I Am,” out today, November 12, and Lil Nas X “Holiday,” out tomorrow.
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“Godmothered,” a Christmas comedy starring Isla Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) and Jillian Bell (“Brittany Runs a Marathon,”), will debut exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, December 4. The film focuses on Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training, who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 18th annual “WWE Tribute to the Troops” will air on Fox on Sunday, December 6, adjacent to Sunday’s regional NFL broadcasts. The event will take place inside the WWE ThunderDome, and include servicemen and women and their families from Marine Corps Air Station New River, US Army Post Fort Hood, U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Naval Air Station Fallon and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. “Supporting the United States military year-round is an essential part of Fox Sports’ mission, and partnering with WWE on their ‘Tribute to the Troops’ is an incredible extension of this ongoing commitment,” said Eric Shanks, CEO & Executive Producer, FOX Sports. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s “The Undoing” drew 1.7 million total viewers on Sunday, including two replays and digital, up 18% from the second episode and 21% from the series premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With a new leading lady, ABC’s “The Bachelorette” topped Tuesday with 1.7 among A18-49, and 5.30 million viewers. 
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CNN drew an average of 6.1 million viewers in primetime during election week, versus 5.9 million for Fox News and 4.8 million MSNBC, according to Nielsen. In the 25-54 news demo, CNN drew 2.6 million, Fox News had 1.7 million and MSNBC delivered 1.3 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Noticias Telemundo’s continuous 13-hour news coverage on the final Election Day on Saturday propelled Telemundo to rank #1 in total day and primetime among all broadcast and cable networks in Hispanic viewers regardless of language, according to Nielsen. The coverage averaged 1.29 million total Hispanic viewers during primetime and 744,000 total viewers for total day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2020 CMA AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
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