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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 11/13/20)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: My Design Rules (Premiere)
AMAZON: James May: Oh Cook (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Doug Unplugs (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Becoming You (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Inside Pixar (Premiere)
HISTORY: Ancient Aliens (Premiere) at 9pm
IMDb TV: Alex Rider (Premiere)
NBC: The Blacklist (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: The Minions of Midas (Premiere)
NICKELODEON: The Astronauts (Premiere) at 7pm
SNAPCHAT: Dead of Night (Premiere)
HGTV: My Big Italian Adventure (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Chaos (Finale) at 10p

(SATURDAY 11/14/20)
HISTORY: History’s Greatest Mysteries (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: James Patterson’s Murder of Innocence (Premiere) at 9pm
OVATION TV: The Fall (Premiere)
OWN: Lovely Bites (Premiere) at 12pm
OWN: Tregaye’s Way (Premiere) at 12:30pm
OWN: Food Fantasies (Premiere) at 1pm
OWN: Tanya’s Kitchen Table (Premiere) at 1:30pm
AMC: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 11/15/20)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: People’s Choice Awards at 7pm
E!: E! People’s Choice Awards at 9pm
AXS TV: Music’s Greatest Mysteries (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Candy Land (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Murder on Middle Beach (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: The Crown (Premiere)
PBS: Secrets of Royal Travel (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Unearthed (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Secrets of the Lost (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: The Reagans (Premiere) at 8pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Ice Airport Alaska (Premiere) at 8pm
SHOWTIME: The Good Lord Bird (Finale) at 9pm
THE WEATHER CHANNEL: Storm Stories: The Next Chapter (Finale) at 8pm
THE WEATHER CHANNEL: Weather Gone Viral at 10p

Disney reported over 73 million paid subscribers for its Disney+ streaming service, and exceeded expectations on revenue, with $14.71 billion (versus $14.20 billion) in its quarterly earnings report. Losses were less drastic than expected, given the pandemic’s impact on the company’s theme parks. “Even with the disruption caused by COVID-19, we’ve been able to effectively manage our businesses while also taking bold, deliberate steps to position our company for greater long-term growth,” said CEO Bob Chapek. “The real bright spot has been our direct-to-consumer business, which is key to the future of our company.” ESPN+ topped 10 million subscribers for the first time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A lawsuit filed against CNN by President Trump’s presidential campaign has been dismissed by a federal judge. The campaign alleged libel in an op-ed published in June, 2019 that alleged “the Trump campaign assessed the potential risks and benefits of again seeking Russia’s help in 2020 and has decided to leave that option on the table.” While US District Court Judge Michael L. Brown said, “Most of the allegations in the complaint regarding actual malice are conclusory” and fail to show actual malice, Trump was given an opportunity to file an amended version.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube won’t be releasing its annual recap video, “Rewind,” this year. While the video has in the past recalled big moments and trends, 2020 was overshadowed by the pandemic, social unrest, wildfires, and a chaotic election. “’Rewind’ was always meant to be a celebration of you,” said a YouTube statement. “But 2020 has been different. And it doesn’t feel right to carry on as if it weren’t. So, we’re taking a break.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon will, however, look back 2020, with a series of eulogies from female comedians. In “Yearly Departed,” premiering Wednesday, December 30, Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”), Sarah Silverman (“I Love You, America”), Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure”), Ziwe (“Book of Love”), Natasha Leggero (“Another Period”) and Patti Harrison (“Shrill”) join Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), who also executive produces, to say goodbye to a year that can’t end soon enough.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Productions from Broadway’s “Hamilton,” “Mean Girls,” “Jagged Little Pill,” and “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations” will be featured in the reimagined Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, airing on NBC and Telemundo at 9a. Also joining the audience-free event, staged near Macy’s flagship store in NYC, are the Radio City Rockettes, Dolly Parton, The Big Apple Circus, Lauren Alaina, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Patti LaBelle, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Leslie Odom Jr., Keke Palmer, and Jordin Sparks, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sibling sampling: Select episodes from CBS’ upcoming Monday lineup will get an airing on ViacomCBS nets BET and BET Her tonight, November 13 at 8p. Programming includes encore episodes of The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, and All Rise, beginning at 8p. The three series return with original episodes for their season premieres on Monday, November 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! renewed a trio of reality series. “E! True Hollywood Story” and “The Bradshaw Bunch” will be back for second seasons, and plastic surgery show “Botched” will return for season seven.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With the holiday season on the horizon, Univision is re-launching its home shopping initiative, Gangas + Deals, as part of morning show “Despierta America” on Thursday, November 19. Gangas + Deals will feature culturally relevant brands and a platform that supports Hispanic-owned small businesses, with deals from Adidas, Chloe, LOL, Mandolorian, Oster, and Latina entrepreneur Christina Kelmon’s makeup line Belle en Argent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

He may not play for a stadium full of fans, but The Weeknd scored the halftime slot for CBS’s broadcast of Super Bowl LV, scheduled for February 7 in Tampa. The halftime show will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton as director.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brooklyn public defender Brian Buckmire is taking over as host of “Law&Crime Daily,” Law&Crime and Litton Entertainment’s nationally syndicated legal news program. His co-host is attorney Terri Austin. Aaron Keller is stepping down from hosting duties to pursue other projects, but will continue to offer legal analysis and reporting on LawandCrime.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks streamer Shudder has teamed with Shaftesbury to resurrect anthology series “Slasher,” to stream exclusively on the horror platform in the US, Australia and New Zealand in 2021. David Cronenberg has joined the cast for the eight-part season. Continuing the series’ trend of bringing back cast members in new roles, Paula Brancati, Jefferson Brown, Patrice Goodman, Sabrina Grdevich, and Christopher Jacot will return, along with new faces Rachael Crawford (“Heartland”), Jeananne Goosen (“The Walking Dead”), Sydney Meyer (“Departure”), and Alex Ozerov (“The Americans”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW is developing a “Black Lightning” spin-off, “Painkiller,” with a backdoor pilot starring Jordan Calloway and written, executive produced and directed by “Black Lightning” showrunner Salim Akil. Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions and DC Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS has put in development a series from “Sherman’s Showcase” creators Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin. The comedy follows a group of Black students from blue collar backgrounds as they adjust to the culture shock of an Ivy League college by forming a doo-wop group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gunpowder & Sky sci-fi label Dust is developing “Moreau,” a sci-fi series that puts a modern spin on the 1896 H.G. Wells novel, “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” centered on a mad scientist who creates hybrid beings. Zack Stentz (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) is attached to write.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy-winning story editor/writer Cord Jefferson (“Watchmen”, “Succession”) inked his first overall studio deal, with Warner Bros. Television Group. Jefferson will create, develop and produce original programming to be produced by the studio, including drama series, comedies, longform, and unscripted projects for all platforms. This includes projects for HBO Max, HBO and other WarnerMedia-affiliated outlets, as well as external streaming services, premium and basic cable channels, and broadcast networks. Jefferson, a former editor at Gawker, “plans to create thoughtful character dramas and comedies, as well as affecting unscripted projects, a callback to his roots as a journalist,” said the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”) will star in Lifetime original movie, “The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice,” part of the net’s “Ripped from the Headlines” slate. Deborah Norville, who covered the true story that inspired the film as anchor for “Inside Edition,” will executive produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Top Elf” premieres on Nickelodeon on Thursday, November 19 at 7:30. The reality competition invites seven “Elf-testants” to compete in a series of holiday-themed challenges.
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Robots are at it again when “Battlebots” returns for combat – and a shot at the Giant Nut – on Thursday, December 3 at 8p on Discovery. Sportscaster Chris Rose and UFC fighter Kenny Florian are back to provide play-by-play commentary, while Jenny Taft reports from the builder pits and Faruq Tauheed is the ring announcer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After “The Challenge: Total Madness” scored the highest-rated season in eight years, MTV’s “The Challenge: Double Agents” returns to a partner format with 19 episodes filmed entirely in Iceland. Thirty reality titans from around the globe work to outsmart each other in a game of secrets, spies and lies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E has premiere dates for three series. “Court Cam” is back for season three on December 2 at 9p, followed by newcomer “Rescue Cam,” looking at life-and-death rescues, at 10p. Another freshman, “I Survived a Crime,” delving into the harrowing experiences of victims, debuts Wednesday, January 27 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Limited drama series Forgiven premieres on Fox-owned Tubi on Monday, November 16. The drama centers on the pitfalls of extreme ambition in the workplace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s “Dark Tales with Don Wildman” premieres Monday, November 30 at 10p, and Saturday, December 5 at 9p brings new series “Most Terrifying with Jason Hawes.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz has set a midseason return date of Sunday, December 6 at 8p for the remainder of season one of spin-off “Power Book II: Ghost.” Fans who need to catch up can find the first five episodes starting at 2:45p on December 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery and Science Channel will simulcast the launch of SpaceX/NASA launch tomorrow, November 14 at 6p ET/3p PT. This will be the first official mission launching astronauts to the International Space Station on board SpaceX’s reusable spacecraft and rocket.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS will have a little HGTV next week. On Monday, November 16, PBS’ “Independent Lens” will feature “Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip,” a documentary directed by the “Property Brothers” star that shines a light on the importance of access to renewable energy. Among those interviewed will be Bernie Sanders, Al Gore, coal miners and solar panel installers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s “History’s Greatest Mysteries,” hosted and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, kicks off tonight with “The Final Hunt for D.B. Cooper,” exploring the case of an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft, then parachuted to an uncertain fate. “This case has fascinated the public for almost half a century. D.B. Cooper’s crime was high-risk, high-reward, and he appears to have made away with a hefty ransom, all without physically harming anyone,” exec producer Grant Cross, Founder/President of Lost Arts Pictures (part of 3BMG), tells Cynopsis. “The longer questions go unanswered, the deeper folks’ obsession becomes. This is especially true with Eric Ulis, the subject of our documentary. Eric’s a producer’s dream. He’s overwhelmingly passionate, clever, bold, and he’s actually done his homework. With his enthusiasm and years of research leading the way, ‘The Final Hunt’ aims to crack the ultimate cold case, using modern technology and practices to finally discover what happened in the sky that night in 1971.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV announced a 90-minute end of year special, “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time,” premiering Sunday, December 6 at 8p. Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”) will host the show, honoring the biggest moments in film and television from the 80s until now.
(Source: Cynopsis)

THEMA América announced that Telemicro Internacional will exclusively broadcast matches of the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League in the US, with adjusted dates and format. Since 2017, Telemicro has held the rights for exclusive broadcast in the US of all local matches between the Tigres del Licey and the Águilas Cibaeñas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Philo is donating $1 million of ad impressions to support Black-owned businesses and social justice organizations in 2020. Philo’s team has also been working with some of the organizations and businesses to create ads utilizing the streaming service’s in-house design team. “In light of the recent events, we decided to use our platform as a place for good,” said Reed Barker, Head of Advertising. “We opened up our ad inventory space to provide space for discussions about systemic injustice, raise awareness for social good organizations, and provide Black business owners with an opportunity to promote their businesses free-of-charge. Philo is truly TV for everyone, and we want our ad presence on the platform to be uplifting and include diverse representation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s broadcast of the CMA Awards on Wednesday dropped to all-time lows of 7.1 million total viewers and 1.1 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $165 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $168 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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