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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/23/21)
HBO MAX: Doom Patrol (Premiere)
HULU:  The Croods: Family Tree (Premiere)
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Law & Order: Organized Crime (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Bangkok Breaking (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Seven Deadly Sins (Premiere)
NICK: That Girl Lay Lay (Premiere) at 7:30pm
PEACOCK: Code 404 (Premiere)
PEACOCK: The Croods: Family Tree (Premiere)
SHUDDER: Creepshow (Premiere)
ABC: Holey Moley (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: The Hustler (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: Atlanta: The Reunion Special (Finale) at 8pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Finale) at 9pm

“Saturday Night Lives” returns for its 47th Season on October 2 and has named the hosts for its first four consecutive shows – all newbies. Owen Wilson leads the premiere episode with musical guest Kacey Musgraves. Kim Kardashian West hosts on October 9 with Halsey providing the musical entertainment, Rami Malek follows on October 16 with Young Thug, and Jason Sudeikis tackles the hosting duties on October 23 with Brandi Carlile.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix released a trailer for its Britney vs Spears documentary just as the courtroom battle heats up over the conservatorship that’s controlled Britney Spears’ life. Among the highlights, Spears is heard saying, “It’s been 13 years and it’s enough!”. The doc is scheduled to debut on Tuesday, September 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBSN streaming service is getting a new name: CBS News. Along with the move, local news streaming services will be rebranded, such as CBS News Denver and CBS News Boston. Neeraj Khemlani, President and Co-Head of CBS News and Stations revealed the name change during a town hall on Wednesday, noting that it is “another example of how we are bringing our divisions together.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

There’s another “Real Housewives” project on the horizon, only this one is of the literary variety. Andy Cohen Books will publish NOT ALL DIAMONDS AND ROSE: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives From the People Who Lived It, by entertainment journalist Dave Quinn (People, Entertainment Weekly) on October 19. “I like to think of NOT ALL DIAMONDS AND ROSE as the ultimate reunion,” said Cohen. “I know readers will be surprised, entertained and even shocked at what’s in store.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Whip Media and NATPE have partnered to launch a report on global content viewership to help buyers and distributors evaluate what international content is most popular among US viewers. Leading the pack of the 10 most-viewed non-U.S. TV series is Netflix’s global hit “Money Heist,” followed by “Sex Education,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Love Island.” Belgium’s “Into the Night” ranked #5, followed by “Kim’s Convenience,” “Slasher,” “Coroner,” “Doctor Who” and “Burden of Truth.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron has a new gig. He’s set to host a remake of the classic gameshow “Tic-Tac-Dough” that’s in the works at NBC Universal, according to Deadline. Harry Friedman and Village Roadshow TV are executive producing the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime has ordered “Let the Right One In,” led by Oscar nominee Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”). Andrew Hinderaker (“Away,” “Penny Dreadful”), who wrote the pilot, will serve as showrunner and executive produce along with Seith Mann (“Homeland”). Inspired by the hit Swedish novel and film, the series centers on Mark (Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor (Taylor Baez) whose lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned int a vampire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Baratunde Thurston’s memoir “How To Be Black” is being adapted into an animated series for ABC, with Thurston and “black-ish” showrunner Courtney Lilly writing and executive producing. The show is also being executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland via Cinema Gypsy Productions. Thurston’s book focuses on the community and family that raised him as a youth in 1980s Washington, D.C.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu has issued a series order to “Black Cake,” a drama based on the upcoming book by Charmaine Wilkerson. The project hails from “Women of the Movement” creator Marissa Jo Cerar, Harpo Films and Kapital Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DreamWorks Animation’s series “Dragons Rescue Riders” is getting a spinoff. Peacock will launch “Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky,” an offshoot of the kids’ series that has run on Netflix for two seasons and will bow on November 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo have joined AppleTV+ series “Wool”… “Chicago Med” and “Arrow” star Colin Donnell will lead Peacock crime drama “Irreverent”… Showtime’s anthology series “Super Pumped” has rounded out its cast, adding Virginia Kull (“The Looming Tower”), Amanda Brooks (“Aquarius”), Annie Chang (“Shades of Blue”), Erinn Ruth (“Billions”) and Mishka Thebaud (“The Boys”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Murder Nation,” an investigation docu-series that spotlights deadly crimes, focuses on homicides in the seaside towns of New Jersey in Season 2’s “Jersey Gore.” It bows Sunday, October 10 at 10p on HLN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Free Enterprise” premieres October 30 as part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure programming block airing every Saturday morning on ABC stations nationwide. The series shares the journeys of the formerly incarcerated who dream of starting their own businesses, after struggling to find employment because of their criminal records.
(Source: Cynopsis)

STARZ’s “Hightown” returns on Sunday, October 17 at 9p. In the second season, the picture-perfect version of summer on Cape Cod clashes with its off-season reality.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GAC Family, set to launch on September 27, is expanding its original programming slate with three new Christmas movies. “The Great Christmas Switch” debuts Saturday, November 6 at 8p; “Royally Wrapped for Christmas” bows on Saturday, November 27 at 8p; and “Christmas Is You” premieres on Sunday, November 28 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS, TNT and truTV are celebrating the spooky season with a Fall-O-Ween programming block of Halloween classics. Included in the mix are the Monday, September 27 launch of “Young Sheldon” on TBS at 5p; network TV premiere of “Joker” on TNT on Saturday, October 2 at 8p; a new “American Dad” Halloween special on TBS on Monday, October 25 at 9:30p; and TNT’s Halloween Monster Movie Weekend kicking off with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” on Friday, October 22 at 7:15p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock special, “The Toolbox Killer” drops on Thursday, September 23, followed by Oxygen on Sunday, October 3. In his own words, sadistic serial killer Lawrence Bittaker describes his 1979 murder spree.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation TV bows “The Young Leaders – One Young World Stories” on Thursday, November 11. Co-produced by Ovation TV and Blue Planet Films, the documentary focuses on inspiring young leaders changing the world, shining the light on gender equality, biodiversity, LGBT+ rights and refugees.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Junior is releasing two holiday movies for preschoolers and their families. “Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches,” bows October 7 on Disney Junior and October 8 on Disney +, and “Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas” will debut later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN airs a special episode of OWN Spotlight series “Speak Sis” on Tuesday, September 28 at 9p. It will feature an audience of Black women in an in-depth conversation about mental health and trauma impacting the Black community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

COMET is offering “Elvira’s Movie Macabre,” every Friday night during October, kicking off with a double feature hosted by the Mistress of the Dark on Friday, October 1: “Night of the Living Dead” at 6p and “The Terror at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Sports Documentary Films presents “Passion Play: Russell Westbrook,” examining a complex figure in professional sports. The doc premieres Friday, October 15 at 9p on Showtime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Polaris, the Black-owned, free ad-supported streaming channel, is coming to Vizio’s SmartCast platform. Created by digital media pioneer and journalist Rahman J. Dukes, Polaris aims to uncover and share stories created by Black, Indigenous and People of Color about Hip-Hop and Black culture with the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crayola has launched a new season of “Scribble Scrubbie Pets,”produced by WildPark Spark. The 20 three-minute animations and 20 one-minute draw-along episodes debuted on the Crayola Kingdom YouTube channel, this month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Talk show hosts were the hottest sector in syndication for the week of September 6. “Ellen DeGeneres” (0.8 Live+SD national Nielsen Rating, up 14% from the week before) and “Tamron Hall” (0.7, up 17%) were major gainers in the top tier. “Ellen,” which was in repeats as it prepares to launch its final season on September 13, saw a 40% increase over last September. “Tamron” scored with the first week of its third season garnering the best national year-to-year performance of any talk show in the top ten. “Live With Kelly Ryan (1.7, up 6%) led daytime talkers for the 18th straight week, kicking off its 34th season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network’s debut of its new “FBN Prime” lineup on Monday led the network to its highest-rated premiere of the year with Total Viewers. At 8p, “How America Works” garnered 236,000 Total Viewers, notching FBN’s highest-rated primetime telecast of 2021 and tallying triple digit increases with Total Viewers and A25-54 vs. 2021 year-to-date the time slot. At 9p, “American Built” nabbed 111,000 viewers, delivering triple digit growth year-to-date in the time slot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Willie Garson, remembered as Carrie Bradshaw’s pal Stanford Blatch on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” died on Wednesday, September 22 of cancer. The actor, who was 57, had been filming the HBO Max sequel series, “And Just Like That…,” in the weeks leading to his death.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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