FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ TONY AWARDS/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 9/27/21)
ABC: The Good Doctor (Premiere) at 10pm
ACORN TV: Midsomer Murders (Premiere)
BYU TV: 9 Years to Neptune (Premiere) at 7:30pm
FOOD NETWORK: Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Detective Diaries (Premiere) at 9pm
NEWS NATION: Morning in America (Premiere) at 7am
NEWS NATION: Dan Abrams Live (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Citizen Hearst: An American Experience Special (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Darcey & Stacey (Finale) at 8pm

NBC handed a series order to “Night Court,” based on the 1984-92 sitcom created by Reinhold Weege. Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) stars as the daughter of the late Harry Stone, along with John Larroguette reprising the role of Dan Fielding. Rauch and Winston Rauch are executive producing via their After January production company, with Dan Rubin (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”). Larroquette is a producer on the series, from Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television and After January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed “The Witcher” for season three, ahead of the hit supernatural series’ season two debut on December 17. The franchise will also expand with a second anime feature film and a new kids and families series. The announcements were made at Saturday’s virtual “Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also set for a new season is Netflix’s “Sex Education,” renewed for season four a week after its season three debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max ordered a third season of “The Other Two.” The comedy launched on Comedy Central, then moved to the streamer for season two in August, where it has seen steady growth each week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Naked and Afraid of Love” landed a season two pick-up from discovery+. “A hit franchise on linear, we were excited to explore and lean into what ‘Naked and Afraid’ could be specifically on discovery+ and it is gratifying to see the creative and strategy payoff,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual. “This is where it gets fun, finding creative ways to fuel both of our streaming and linear businesses.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook has agreed to participate in the September 30 Senate hearing, “Protecting Kids Online: Facebook, Instagram, & Mental Health Harms.” Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone David is scheduled to attend the hearing, which Senator Richard Blumenthal said will “examine the toxic effects of Facebook and Instagram on young people and others.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Out of safety concerns for kids 6-11 during the pandemic, “Clifford the Big Red Dog” will be released day and date on Wednesday, November 10 in theaters and on Paramount+. The film had been pulled from a September release date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cineflix Productions and Ping Pong Productions are partnering to launch Shiny Screens Entertainment, a joint venture with showrunner Will Spjut. The LA-based company will develop and produce unscripted series and formats for the global market. As part of the deal, Cineflix Rights has the exclusive first-look to distribute Shiny Screens Entertainment content internationally when applicable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Entertainment Studios is re-teaming with “Teen Wolf” creator, writer and producer, Jeff Davis, for a new multi-year deal. Under the partnership, Davis will write and executive produce a “Teen Wolf” movie with talks underway with the original cast; an all-new series, “Wolf Pack”; and will serve as showrunner and director for the pilot of the previously-announced live-action reboot “ÆON Flux” for Paramount+, as well as additional titles for the streamer. Beginning in December 2021, the entire 100-episode “Teen Wolf” library will be available to stream on Paramount+ in global markets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Gold Rush” star Todd Hoffman is heading back to Alaska in the hopes of striking it rich in “Hoffman Family Gold” (wt), set to debut early 2022 on Discovery and discovery+. The series is produced by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon ordered an additional 20 episodes for season four of preschool series “Ryan’s Mystery Playdate,” for a total of 30. New episodes of the live-action series from pocket.watch premiere this week at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anime brand Crunchyroll and Japan’s Fuji TV are teaming for the development and production of new series to be broadcast in Japan on Fuji TV’s +Ultra programming block, and streamed on Crunchyroll in more than 200 countries and territories. Crunchyroll will work with Fuji TV and creative company Slow Curve to co-develop and co-produce a slate of series beginning in April 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant” for season two are Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Mae Martin (“Feel Good”), and Margaret Cho (“Good on Paper”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s “The Zoo” premieres Saturday, October 9 at 8p. The Bronx Zoo is the setting for the series, which kicks off season five with a kangaroo, a toucan and Bactrian deer fawns finding a new home in NYC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-part docu-series “Finding Andrea,” following the investigation into a missing mother of two in Kentucky, debuts Friday, October 15 on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

What to expect from “Dan Abrams Live,” a weeknight news show premiering tonight at 8p on NewsNation? “A spirited, fresh cable news show ‘for the rest of us,’” reads the show description, offering “fact-based, independent-minded analysis and opinion.” Abrams is also chief legal analyst for ABC News.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All four episodes of “The Prison Breaker,” following the story of fugitive Richard Lee McNair, start streaming Tuesday, October 5 on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Big Mouth” returns for season five Friday, November 5 on Netflix. This go-round, the animated series will focus on the theme of Love & Hate, with the introduction of amorphous creatures lovebugs and hate worms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on the way from Netflix: The launch of “League of Legends” animated series “Arcane,” from Riot Games, on Saturday, November 6; “Tiger King 2” on Wednesday, November 17; the debut of season two of “Emily in Paris” on Wednesday, December 22; the season four launch of “Cobra Kai” on Friday, December 31; and the season five bow of “The Crown” in November 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the Halloween titles available during month-long celebration “Terror on Tubi” are four Tubi originals: “Meet, Marry Murder,” “Harland Manor,” “Famously Haunted: Amityville” and “Celebrity Exorcism.” “Tubi viewers devour horror titles all year long so we’ve made ‘Terror on Tubi’ extra enticing,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “With more than 5,000 horror and paranormal titles and four bone-chilling originals, Tubi ramps up its position as a formidable force in horror.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network are serving up a “Taste of the Wild” with a new fall programming lineup beginning today, September 27 for all three networks. Premieres and new episodes from returning series focus on hunt, shoot, fish, adventure and the wild food lifestyle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Live From E!” Emmys saw growth versus the 2020 COVID-impacted experience across all platforms with 73 million total engagements (up +23% versus. last year and on par with 2019). E! Online saw the highest percentage growth, up +48% year-over-year and social engagements were up 15%, while E!’s main “Live From E!” linear telecast saw double-digit ratings gains vs. 2020, up +77% / +57% from last year, outpacing the percent gains seen for the awards show itself and returning to the growth pattern of its pre-COVID performance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Halloween programming reached more than 9.6 million P2+ viewers its first week, positioning it as the #2 non-news/non-sports cable network in Prime among P25-54. Among the highlights: The season premiere of “Halloween Baking Championship” notched a .8 P25-54 / 1.10 W25-54 Live+3 rating, up +85% from prior six-week benchmarks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of September 12, HGTV was the #1 cable network in Total Day for W25-54 (tied with Fox News) in Live+3 ratings, driven by the season two launch of “Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa” as well as “Home Town” and “Love It or List It.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Character actor Basil Hoffman died September 17. He was 83. Among Hoffman’s memorable TV roles were Ed Greenglass on “Hill Street Blues” and Principal Dingleman on “Square Pegs.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Tim Donnelly, best known for his role on NBC’s “Emergency!”, died September 17 at age 77. Donnelly also appeared on series including “Dragnet 1967” and “The Virginian,” among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

74TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS (2021) – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1303496/74th-annual-tony-awards-winners-the-complete-list

https://www.tonyawards.com/winners/

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $545 million

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings – $13.3 million
Dear Evan Hansen – $7.5 million
Free Guy – $4.1 million
Candyman – $2.5 million
Cry Macho – $2.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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