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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/18/20)
ABC: For Life (Premiere) at 10pm
BUZZFEED INSTAGRAM: Buzzfeed’s Showoff (Premiere) at 7am
DISNEY+: The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (Premiere)
HISTORY: Forged in Fire (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: No Man’s Land (Premiere)
ID: The Murder Tapes (Premiere) at 9pm 
NETFLIX: Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Bitter Daisies (Premiere)
USA: Undertaker: The Last Ride (Premiere) at 10pm
YOU TUBE: Resist (Premiere) at 12pm

Conan O’Brien’s TBS talker, “Conan,” will conclude with its tenth season, ending in June 2021, but O’Brien’s days with WarnerMedia aren’t over – he’s launching a new, weekly variety series on HBO Max. “In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform,’” said O’Brien. “I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription.” O’Brien’s travel specials, “Conan Without Borders,” will continue. 
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Fleets, Twitter posts that disappear after 24 hours, are rolling out to iPhone and Android users globally. “People feel more comfortable joining conversations on Twitter with this ephemeral format because what they’re saying lives just for a moment instead of feeling like it’s around forever,” said Joshua Harris, Twitter Design Director. Twitter joins Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook in offering temporary messages. 
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Twitter also announced Spaces, which allows users to join virtual rooms and have real-time, audio conversations. How does that compare to a similar service on startup Clubhouse? “It’s not a ‘Here’s an interesting startup doing something interesting. Let’s try and replicate it,’” Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour told CNBC. “It’s very fundamental for us. If we want Twitter to be a place where we can have thoughtful conversations, we need to support a wide spectrum of those conversations.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Woke” landed an eight-episode season two renewal from Hulu. The live-action/animated comedy follows a Black cartoonist who is on the verge of mainstream success when an incident gives him a newfound consciousness that challenges him with new ideas.
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Nick Jonas is returning the The Voice for the NBC competition’s 20th season, premiering in the spring. Jonas, who was a coach during season 18, will step in for Gwen Stefani to join Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.
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TikTok announced new parental controls, among them the ability to determine what content teens can search for, and whether their profile is public or private. “Our aim is to strike a balance between safety and autonomy for teenagers as we work to create a safe and supportive place for self-expression,” wrote Tracy Elizabeth, Head of Global Minor safety Policy, and Alexandra Evans, Head of Child Safety Public Policy for Europe, in a blog post. “As young people start to build a presence online, we believe it’s important to give families tools so parents and teens can set guardrails together.” As of June, 32.5% of the short-form video app’s users sere between the ages of 10 and 19.
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Starz is developing a slate of series inspired by “extraordinary women of history” from Lionsgate TV and Playground (“Wolf Hall,” “Howards End”). Starz has acquired the rights to best-selling author and historian Alison Weir’s biography Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life and its companion novel Captive Queen.
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Terence Winter (“Boardwalk Empire”), who was set to write and serve as showrunner for HBO Max’s spinoff of Matt Reeves film “The Batman, has departed the project due to creative differences. The untitled series, set in the Gotham police department, comes under Reeves’ overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon has set the cast for its upcoming preschool series “Baby Shark’s Big Show!”: Kimiko Glenn (“Orange is the New Black”); Luke Youngblood (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”); Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure”); Eric Edelstein (“We Bare Bears”); Debra Wilson (“MADtv”); and Patrick Warburton (“Seinfeld”). The series premieres with a holiday special on Friday, December 11 at 12:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tamera Mowry-Housely (“The Real”) signed a new overall deal with Crown Media Family Networks to star in and executive produce original Hallmark movies, as well as join “Home & Family” as a contributor in December. Mowry-Housely is no stranger to Hallmark, having starred in and exec produced “A Christmas Miracle,” and starred in “Christmas Angel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel has greenlit “Ultimate Viking” (w/t), with a format combining adventure with immersive living history to reveal secrets of Viking society. Kristofer Hivju “Game of Thrones” and factual presenter Gry Molvær Hivju host the new series, which will include a one-hour accompanying documentary slated to air in 2021 on Smithsonian Channel. Production will take place in the UK and Norway.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mattel Television is developing a game show inspired by the card game UNO, in partnership with Propagate. “The UNO Game Show” will incorporate audience participation, physical challenges and trivia.
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Great Pacific Media is developing a scripted drama series based on the father of the American Space Program and former Nazi scientist Wernher Von Braun. “Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War” is based on Michael J. Neufeld’s biography of the controversial Von Braun. Simon Barry (“Bad Blood”) is also attached as an executive producer, writer and director through his production company, Reality Distortion Field. Thunderbird’s President Mark Miller will also Executive Produce on behalf of Great Pacific Media. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Transgender actor J.J. Hawkins (“The Red Line”) is joining season three of the CW’s “Charmed” as the drama’s first transgender character.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT’s “Snowpiercer” is back for season two on Monday, January 25 at 9p. The show is cable’s #1 new drama, reaching 32 million viewers to date across linear and digital platforms.
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Amazon Prime competition series “The Pack,” hosted by gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and her canine co-host Lucy, celebrates the bond between dogs and their humans. All episodes drop on the streamer Friday, November 20.
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“Go-Big Show” makes its debut on TBS on Thursday, January 7 at 9p. The extreme talent competition features daring acts and behind-the-scenes stories. Tuesday, January 26 at 10:30p brings the season three premiere of the net’s “The Misery Index,” inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TruTV welcomes back “Impractical Jokers” for season nine on Thursday, February 4 at 10p, followed by “Fast Foodies,” reimagining celebrity guests’ favorite fast food dishes, at 10:30p.
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Food Network Kitchen has launched “Just Ask the Baker,” a new series from Tastemade hosted by actor/author Meghan Rienks. Part baking show, part advice column, the first five episodes are available on the Food Network Kitchen app.
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Scripted Mexican wrestling series “Heroes of Luche Libre” launches on Crackle on Wednesday, November 25. The 11-parter celebrates the cultural tradition of the sport, while integrating a comic book storyline.
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Al Roker told “Today” viewers he expects to return to the show on Monday, November 23, following surgery for prostate cancer. Roker’s doctor said based on lab results, his patient has “an excellent prognosis.” 
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“The Good Doctor” star Richard Schiff, who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 3, has been hospitalized. Schiff reported via Twitter that he is being treated with Remdesivir, oxygen and steroids, and “showing some improvement every day.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In addition to an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” tomorrow, November 19, former President Barack Obama will sit down with Stephen Colbert for an “extended” interview for CBS’s “Late Show” next week. The sit-down will take place in D.C
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HyperX is teaming up with Blizzard Entertainment for a livestream event to celebrate the launch of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Blizzard’s new expansion for its multiplayer online role-playing game. WoW fans can join the Into the Shadowlands event through HyperX’s Twitch channel on Friday, November 20, leading up to the expansion’s November 23 release.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Argentine pop singer Diego Torres performs in HBO Latino’s concert special, “Diego Torres Sinfonico,” debuting Friday, December 18 at 9:30p on HBO Latino, TNT in Latin America and HBO Max.
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Twitter added 300,000 warning labels to election-related tweets between October 27 and November 11, said Co-Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey during Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Both Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the committee they were in favor of revamping Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives tech companies the ability to moderate content, without holding them responsible for what users post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday and Sunday night original holiday movie premieres boosted Hallmark Channel to be the #1 entertainment cable network in Total Day and Primetime among Households, W25-54, W18+, and Total Viewers since the week that the event launched on October 23. “Christmas in Vienna” on November 14 averaged a 3.0 Household rating, 429,000 W25-54, and 2.9 million Total Viewers, and “A Timeless Christmas” on November 15 averaged a 3.4 Household rating, 476,000 W25-54, and 3.4 million Total Viewers. To-date, Hallmark Channel’s eight new “Countdown to Christmas” original films have averaged a 3.0 Household rating, 2.9 million Total Viewers, and 414,000 W25-54.
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Amid major syndication preemptions for election coverage the week of November 2, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 5% from the week before) was blacked out more than 20 times in just the top ten markets, but still took sole possession of first place in talk. “Dr. Phil” (1.7, down 11%) took second despite losing its primary runs 12 times in the ten biggest cities. In prime access time periods, “Extra” (0.7, steady) and “TMZ” (0.8, unchanged) were the only magazines in the top six able to hold their ground amid preemptions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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