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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 11/20/20)
AMAZON: The Pack (Premiere)
AMAZON: Small Axe (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Marvel’s 616 (Premiere)
HGTV: My Lottery Dream Home (Premiere) at 8pm 
HULU: Animaniacs (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Mismatched (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Voices of Fire (Premiere)
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher (Finale) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 11/21/20)
Crunchyroll: Onyx Equinox (Premiere)
HGTV: Should I Stay or Go (Finale) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 11/22/20)
ABC: 2020 American Music Awards at 8pm
AWESOMENESSTV: AwesomenessTV’s Next Influencer (Premiere) at 10am
FOOD NETWORK: Buddy vs. Christmas (Premiere) at 10pm 
AMC: Fear the Walking Dead (Finale) at 9pm
CNN: First Ladies (Finale) at 10pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Carnival Eats (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Killer in Question (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: The Trouble with Maggie Cole (Finale) at 8pm 
TV ONE: Uncensored (Finale) at 10pm

Warner Bros. Pictures superhero film “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the US on December 25, after debuting theatrically in international markets starting December 16. The movie will be available for a month to HBO Max subscribers at no additional charge. “As we navigate these unprecedented times, we’ve had to be innovative in keeping our businesses moving forward while continuing to super-serve our fans,” said Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group. “This is an amazing film that really comes to life on the big screen and, working with our partners in the exhibition community, we will provide that option to consumers in the US where theaters are open. We realize that a lot of consumers can’t go back to the movies due to the pandemic, so we also want to give them the option to see 
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ via our HBO Max platform.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reboot of the classic game show “Name That Tune” is headed to Fox. Hosted by Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”) with “American Idol” alum Randy Jackson as band leader, the newest iteration debuts Wednesday, January 6 at 9p, after “The Masked Singer.” “We’re thrilled to bring the iconic musical game show ‘Name That Tune’ back to television with this updated revival,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, Fox Entertainment. “It’s been beloved the world over for decades and we can’t wait for a new generation of families to get to play along with the classic series at home.” Launched on radio in 1952, “Name That Tune” most recently aired in syndication during the 1984-85 season. CBS ordered a pilot of a reboot in 2017 that didn’t make it to series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on deck at Fox is a remake of Spanish variety series “Game of Talents,” with Wayne Brady (“Let’s Make a Deal”) hosting and exec producing the Fremantle format. “’Game of Talents’ is a dynamic combination of talent and game shows, and is destined to be the country’s next big family entertainment format,” said Jayson Dinsmore, President of Alternative Programming and Development, Fremantle. The series is in production for a 2021 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

T-Mobile is discontinuing down TVision Home on December 30. The IPTV cable service, launched in April 2019 as an “upgraded, rebranded” version of Layer3, required a set-top box and cost subscribers $90/month, versus T-Mobile’s new live streaming service. Launched on November 1, TVision Live works via an app accessible across many platforms, and offers less expensive bundles of channels. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

BuzzFeed is acquiring HuffPost as part of a deal with Verizon Media.While BuzzFeed News and HuffPost will operate separately, Verizon Media and Buzzfeed will syndicate content across one another’s platforms. “We’re excited about our partnership with Verizon Media, and mutual benefits that will come from syndicating content across each other’s properties, collaborating on innovative ad products and the future of commerce, and tapping into the strength and creativity of Verizon Media Immersive,” said BuzzFeed CEO and Founder Jonah Peretti.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks is the latest media company to cut staff as it streamlines operations, and focuses on growth areas like streaming. A reorganization is expected to trim 100 jobs, or 10% of the US workforce by the end of the year. NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, ViacomCBS and Disney have also eliminated positions as they restructure operations. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Entertainment Group announced “Culture Code,” a diversity, equity and inclusive orientation for its creative community, including staff, talent and production partners. MTV partnered with organizations including The Museum of Tolerance, Color of Change, GLAAD, Anti-Defamation League, The Jed Foundation, MPAC, RAINN, RespectAbility and Storyline Partners to help develop the program. The goal: Constructing a communal set of values, understanding and baseline cultural norms to create a more inclusive and welcoming creative community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Latino-led management group headed by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero has acquired a majority, controlling interest in Fuse Media, the cross-platform, English-language, entertainment brand serving Latino, multicultural millennial and Gen Z audiences. “At a time when millions of Americans of all races and ethnicities are calling for more representation and servicing of underserved communities, the Fuse Media management team is taking ownership of its collective destiny. Literally,” said Roggero. “Only through ownership can Latino and other minorities reach our true potential.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon renewed Warner Bros. Television’s “Friends” for its Nick at Nite programming. Also included in the deal were off-network cable rights to “Young Sheldon,” which will debut on Nick at Nite on Monday, November 30.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Critics Choice Association announced nominees for the new “Critics Choice Super Awards.” HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” landed the most series nods, with six. A presentation for the Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy Horror, Action and Animation categories will air on the CW on Sunday, January 10 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arts net Ovation TV released a series of new PSAs on its channels nationwide, aimed a bringing attention to the arts industry’s financial crisis. The PSAs are part of the company’s $1 million investment during 2020, which also included lobbying and digital campaign efforts, to push Congress to prioritize the struggling arts sector as it eyes a second stimulus package.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max has ordered four-part limited event series “DMZ,” from Roberto Patino, Ava DuVernay, and Warner Bros. Television. Rosario Dawson (“Briarpatch”) and Benjamin Bratt (“Law & Order”) lead the cast of the futuristic drama, set amid a second American civil war and based on the comic series published by DC. Patino, who will write all episodes and showrun the series, wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by DuVernay. Patino and DuVernay are the executive producers. Production is scheduled to begin in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sketch comedy series “The G Word with Adam Conover,” inspired by the Michael Lewis book, The Fifth Risk, landed an order from Netflix. Conover (“Adam Ruins Everything”) exec produces with Fair Point’s Jon Cohen, Jon Wolf and Higher Ground’s Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andrew Zimmern’s production company, Intuitive Content, has something cooking at Magnolia Network, Discovery, Inc.’s joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines. Magnolia ordered “Zoe Bakes,” which will have baker Zoe Francois breaking down the secrets of pastry chefs, along with “Family Dinner,” in which host Zimmern visits families across the country. Both series are expected to debut around the time of the network’s launch in early 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

A+E Studios is in active development on “Blood Brothers“ (wt), exploring the friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. The project is a collaboration with Shelby Stone and Derek Dudley’s Narrative Film Group, Carmelo Anthony and Asani Swann’s Creative 7, and Charles Murray’s (“Luke Cage”) Raising Kane Films, written and executive produced by Murray.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon is developing animated comedy “Oaklandia,” with Snoop Dogg set to voice. The project is being produced by Amazon Studios, Snoop Dogg and business partner Ted Chung, Vince Vaugh, Victoria Vaughn, Peter Billingsley for Wild West Picture Show Productions, Daniel Dominguez, who is writing, and Chris Powell (“Detroiters”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime greenlit a new movie for its Ripped From the Headlines slate. Thriller “Death Saved My Life” stars Meagan Good (“The Intruder”), Chiké Okonkwo (“Being Mary Jane”) and La’Myia Good (“The Wood”). Real-life sisters Meagan and La’Myia Good portray siblings in the film, which is inspired by true events and tells the story of a woman who faked her own death in order to trap her husband after he hires a hitman to kill her. Produced by Jarrett Creative and debuting in early 2021, the film is executive produced Meagan Good, Julie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining the cast of Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop”: Geoff Stults (“Little Fires Everywhere”), Tamara Tunie (“Dietland”), Mason Alexander Park (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), Rachel House (“Thor: Ragnarok”), Ann Truong (“Strikeback!”) and Hoa Xuande (“Top of the Lake”) . The series is a a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime series, from Tomorrow Studios, Midnight Radio, writer Chris Yost and Sunrise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show” will return on a new night beginning Tuesday, December 1 at 9p with eight new episodes, continuing the show’s virtual season. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original documentary, MTV will kick off premiere day with The 10 Years of Catfish-athon at 11a, starting with the film debuted at Sundance in 2010, and the most outrageous episodes of the past eight seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

ABC set its midseason schedule. “The Rookie,” delayed from a fall debut date, takes its place on the schedule on Sunday, January 3 at 10p. New comedy “Call Your Mother,” also delayed, kicks off Wednesday, January 13 at 9:30p. And Black-ish moves to a new date and time on Tuesday, January 26 at 9p, followed by the season premiere of Mixed-ish at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Undercover Billionaire” is back for a second season on Discoverystarting Wednesday, January 6 at 8p, when three entrepreneurs bet $1 million they can start their own business with just $100, and top the million-dollar mark in 90 days. Following the premiere is new series “Undercover Billionaire: Comeback City” at 10p, featuring last season’s Billionaire, Glenn Stearns, working to turn around struggling businesses.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ original series “Losing Alice” premieres Friday, January 22 with the first three episodes. New episodes of the psychological thriller will premiere weekly, on Fridays. The streamer also shared a season two premiere date for space drama “For All Mankind”: Friday, February 19. Added to the cast are Cynthy Wu (“Holidate”), Coral Pena (“The Post”), and Casey W. Johnson (“GLOW”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ten-week competition Kids Baking Championship is back on Food Network starting Monday, December 28 at 9p. For the first time, the bakers’ parents will be backstage, watching and reacting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walking Dead’s extended 10th season of six new episodes launch Sunday, February 28 at 9p. The episodes premiere early on streamer AMC+, on Thursdays ahead of their Sunday linear premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN Films has acquired documentary feature “President in Waiting” from director Jeffrey Roth (“41”). In the film, premiering Saturday, December 5 at 9p on CNN, now-President-Elect Joe Biden discusses his deliberation in accepting his nomination of Vice President, and explores his relationship with President Barack Obama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

iHeartRadio and poverty-fighting organization Robin Hood are teaming for “Heroes of New York,” with appearances from Al Pacino, Andra Day, Andy Cohen, Eli Manning, Ice T, John McEnroe, Jon Stewart, Justin Tuck, Kelly Ripa, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Mariano RiveraMariska Hargitay, Michael Che, Michael Strahan, Ryan Seacrest, Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan, as well as stories that show the impact of the generosity of New Yorkers. The special will air across New York area TV and radio stations on Tuesday, December 1 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upcoming Super Bowl halftime performer The Weeknd has been added to the lineup for the (virtual) 2020 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, streaming December 10 and airing as a TV special on the CW on Monday, December 14. The CW has also slated a special, “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Greatest Moments,” for Thursday, December 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change, featuring Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley competing against Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning, airs Friday, November 27, at 3p on TNT. Live companion content leading up to and during the event will be available through Bleacher Report and the B/R app. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Latin stars Patricia Manterola, Vanessa Villela and Tony Garza join Telemundo reality competition “El Domo del Dinero” starting Monday, November 23 at 7p, to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streamer Fox Nation will host its second annual Patriot Awards tonight, November 20 at 8p, honoring patriots in categories like The Everyday Patriot, Patriot Award for Service to Veterans, and Patriot Award for Courage. On Sunday, November 22, Fox News and Fox Business Channel will present a one-hour program dedicated to the special event at 10p and 11p, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Academy Award winning film “1917,” telling the story of two WWI soldiers in a race against time, will have its television premiere on Showtime on Thanksgiving Day, November 26 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian will produce and host a one-hour Thanksgiving television special airing Wednesday, November 25, to raise money for City Harvest and No Kid Hungry. “The Great American Foodathon Presented by Citi” will feature performances by John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, JoJo, and Dennis Quaid, and air commercial-free on select Fox-owned stations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Super Spy Ryan,” a hybrid live-action and animation special starring YouTube star Ryan Kaji, created by Sunlight Entertainment, the Kaji family’s production company, will be available exclusively on Amazon Kids+ starting Friday, November 27 in the US UK and Canada; and in Germany and Japan in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand-up special “Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time” premieres on Comedy Central on Friday, December 4 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Tribeca Film Festival is adding Tribeca Podcasts, a new vertical dedicated to audio storytelling. This festival section, taking place June 9-20, 2021, will include world premieres and sneak peeks of podcasts, talks with audio creators, and live recordings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The launch of Nickelodeon’s “The Astronauts” won the day with Kids 6-11 across all TV in Live+SD and Live+3. The premiere posted a +31% increase with Kids 6-11, up from 1.3 (Live+SD) to 1.7 (Live+3). The show also delivered a strong co-viewing audience, with 40% of A18-49 watching the series premiere with a Kid 6-11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bunim/Murray Productions CEO Gil Goldschein is leaving the reality production company he has led since 2015, and worked for for 20 years. “At heart, I am an entrepreneur with a passion for taking on new challenges, which is why I feel the time is right to leave what has been my home for so long,” said Goldshein. “I believe the future of our industry will continue to exist at the intersection of technology and entertainment, which is where I believe my future will be as well.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $188 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 $192 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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