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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 11/24/20)
CMTV: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Moonshiners (Premiere) at 8pm
OWN: The Haves and the Have Nots (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: Homicide City (Finale) at 9pm

A crime drama based on the true-life experiences of professional medium Tina Powers is in the works at Fox, from Michael Alaimo, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Tracy Katsky’s KatCo. Untitled project, penned and exec-produced by Alaimo, spotlights a quirky TV news crime reporter who starts listening to the voices she hears from beyond the grave in order to help solve crimes in Miami.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is developing Finding Forrester, a drama series based on the 2000 Gus Van Sant film. Project, from “The Chi” co-exec producers TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson, director Tim Story, NBA star Stephen Curry and his Unanimous Media and Sony Pictures Television, reimagines the mentor character from the film and follows the relationship between two gifted black writers: A 16-year-old orphan who leverages his basketball skills to land at an elite boarding school, and a reclusive lesbian author.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The life and work of Sam Palmer—the former electrician who moved into Aaron and Candy Spelling’s LA mansion after he became engaged to Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone—is the subject of a new docuseries in development at Renowned Films. Palmer now runs concierge service Staffing Properties.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Action sci-fi movie “Boss Level,” starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts and Mel Gibson landed at Hulu after the streamer struck an eight-figure deal for US distribution rights. Film will debut as a Hulu Original in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Music superstar Shawn Mendes is launching a TV and film production company with his longtime manager Andrew Gertler. Permanent Content will develop scripted and documentary projects centered on issues that impact today’s youth community. New Netflix Original doc “In Wonder,” directed by Grant Singer, which chronicles Mendes’ meteoric rise, is the first project. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is developing “New Money,” a comedy series about Black women with financial independence. From Gabrielle Union, Jemele Hill, journalist Kelley Carter & Sony Pictures Television, project is based on a story from Hill and Carter about Black women who, having solidified their careers and financial independence, deal with the repercussions their “new money” brings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aaliyah Williams, exec producer of Netflix drama “Gentified,” inked a first-look deal with CBS Studios. Under her Just A Rebel production company, Williams will continue to elevate stories centering on Black women.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dee Harris-Lawrence, co-showrunner of CBS’ “All Rise,” signed an overall deal with Warner Bros., home to the legal drama. Harris-Lawrence, who’s also showrunner of OWN’s “David Makes Man,” will continue with her existing shows and also develop dramas, comedies and longform projects. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production is a go in Queensland, Australia on “Young Rock,” upcoming on NBC and inspired by the life of Dwayne Johnson. The series, from Universal Television, chronicles Johnson’s formative years; Johnson is set to appear in each episode. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahmet Zappa’s Monsterfoot Productions acquired the rights to develop and create shows and media based on the classic ‘60s Weird-Ohs monster hot rod model kits. Monsterfoot Productions previously developed and produced feature film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” for Walt Disney Pictures and created the “Star Darlings” franchise for Disney Channel. Zappa also co-hosts the “Rocktails” series on Sirius XM.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writers/showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham formed UK-based production company Watson & Essex, with an initial slate of 10 projects. The team, whose credits include “Ashes to Ashes,” “The Spanish Princess,” “Doctor Who” and “The Man In The High Castle,” will partner with Legendary Entertainment’s television division; Christine Healy will serve as COO of the new venture. In development are “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” based on Irwin Allen’s ‘60s series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthony Mackie is set to produce and star in action film “The Ogun,”for Netflix. Story centers on a father who takes his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for a rare cancer. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

“True Beauty,” which follows a high schooler who sees her social standing skyrocket as she masters the art of makeup from YouTube, will debut exclusively in the US on streaming service Rakuten Viki on Wednesday, December 2. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV is plating “Deliciousness,” a spinoff of “Ridiculousness” hosted by “Dinner at Tiffani’s” host Tiffani Thiessen (“Alexa & Katie,” “Beverly Hills 90210”) on Friday, December 18 at 7p. From food blunders to restaurant fails to kids in the kitchen, series celebrates all things food and drink. “Ridiculousness” returns with 10 new holiday-themed eps beginning December 18 at 6p. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

“7 Little Johnstons” returns to TLC with new episodes Tuesday, December 29 at 8p. Series continues with new adventures from one of the world’s largest-known little families. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third season of “True Conviction” drops on Investigation Discovery on Wednesday, December 30. In 20 new eps the series, starring Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, explores the real-life stories of how homicides are solved on the street and won in the courtroom. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following its debut on HBO Max, special “Between the World and Me” will be available to stream on HBOMax.com November 25-30. Adaptation of the best seller by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Apollo stage performance reimagines the story against the backdrop of the killing of Breonna Taylor and global protests for Black lives. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also at the WarnerMedia company, The Art of Political Murder debuts Wednesday, December 16 at 9p on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. Story, based on Francisco Goldman’s book and exec-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, follows the 1998 murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country stars will take the stage for “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, November 30 at 9p on ABC. Hosted by Thomas Rhett and his wife, author Lauren Akins, the 11th annual special will feature holiday performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Lady A, Tim McGraw, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nature doc “A Reindeer’s Journey,” narrated by Donald Sutherland, debuts on AVOD streamer Crackle Tuesday, December 1. Film follows Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an odyssey in the Scandinavian mountains with the help of his mother.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

A new “Doctor Who” holiday special, slated to air throughout the holiday season on BBC America in the US and BBC in the UK, will see John Barrowman reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snap Inc. is adding a feature to Snapchat that promotes the posts it determines most “entertaining.” The social platform is encouraging users to adopt the new Spotlight feature by awarding $1 million a day through the end of 2020 to the top picks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Author Ernest Cline partnered with Roblox to sweeten sales for Cline’s “Ready Player Two” sequel novel, which debuts today (November 24). A virtual “Ready Player Two”-themed treasure hunt that takes place inside seven experiences on the Roblox platform will award players virtual goods designed for the event, and a virtual Q&A with Cline and Roblox CEO Dave Baszucki will stream inside the virtual event December 1 at 10a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Blindspot”) joins the season 3 cast of Amazon Prime Video’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”… Actress and Grammy winner Alejandra Guzman, Laura Leon and Cristian de la Fuente are in for season 2 of Pantaya’s hit Spanish-language scripted series “El Juego de Las Llaves” (The Game of Keys).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith and Derek Jacobi are convening for a live Q&A on Zoom hosted by Kenneth Branagh on November 29 to benefit the UK’s theater community. Proceeds are earmarked for Acting for Others, the organization of which Dench is president that provides financial and emotional support for stage professionals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of ABC’s new David E. Kelley drama series “Big Sky” swelled by 3.03 million Total Viewers and by 0.5 rating points among A18-49 from Live+Same Day to Live+3 Day to reach 7.2 million viewers and a 1.2 in A18-49. Playback increases are the largest for a new series debut since September 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Food Network Monday night ranked as the top non-news/non-sports cable network in Prime among W25-54 ( No. 2 among A25-54). Leading the night, “Holiday Baking Championship” delivered a 1.1 A25-54, 1.6 W25-54 L3 rating, marking the highest-rated premiere of the current season as well as the timeslot’s highest rating since December 2019. “Christmas Cookie Challenge” posted a 0.7 A25-54, 1.0 W25-54 L3 rating, up 10 percent over last week’s season opener.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy-winning graphic artist Sandy Dvore, who designed opening credit graphics for “The Young and the Restless,” “The Partridge Family” and “The Waltons,” died November 20 after a recent diagnosis of bone cancer. He was 86. Dvore won an Emmy in 1987 for his main title design for Carol Burnett special “Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin.” 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hollywood screenwriter Robert Garland, who began his career writing episodes sitcoms including “That Girl” and “Sanford and Son,” died November 21 due to complications from dementia. After cutting his teeth in television, Garland went on to write film hits including “No Way Out” and “The Electric Horseman.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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