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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/30/21)
ABC: Station 19 (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Big Sky (Premiere) at 10pm
APPLE TV+: The Problem with Jon Stewart (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: Good Grief (Premiere)
FX: Cake (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO MAX: Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Ten-Year-Old Tom (Premiere)
HBO MAX: The Way Down (Premiere)
HBO MAX: The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Luna Park (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Baka Hanma (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Love 101 (Premiere)
PBS: This Old House (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Ask This Old House (Premiere) at 9pm
PEACOCK: Unidentified with Demi Lovato (Premiere)
YOU TUBE: Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories (Premiere)
WE TV: Notorious Queens (Finale) at 10pm

“All Rise,” canceled after two seasons on CBS, has found a new home. OWN picked up the Warner Bros. Television courtroom drama for a 20-episode third season, slated to air in 2022. Dee Harris-Lawrence, the executive producer/showrunner of OWN and WBTV drama “David Makes Man,” is executive producer and showrunner for “All Rise,” with series star Simone Missick serving as an executive producer for season three. “We are incredibly thrilled that ‘All Rise’ will be back in court, and we are so thankful to our great partners at OWN for ruling in favor of another season of this powerful drama,” said Brett Paul, President, Warner Bros. Television. OWN will also air seasons one and two in advance of the launch of season three.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also making a comeback is “Law & Order,” returning to NBC for season 21. Production company Wolf Entertainment said the procedural drama, which left the air in 2010, will retain its format exploring the police who investigate crimes, and the district attorneys who prosecute offenders. How does Dick Wolf feel about the return of his flagship series? “There are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true,” said Wolf. “This is mine.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube has expanded its medical misinformation policies with new guidelines for approved vaccines that are confirmed to be safe and effective. Noting that it has removed over 130,000 videos for violating COVID-19 vaccine policies, the Google-owned platform said in a blog post on Wednesday that “content that falsely alleges that approved vaccines are dangerous and cause chronic health effects, claims that vaccines do not reduce transmission or contraction of disease, or contains misinformation on the substances contained in vaccines will be removed.” The accounts of prominent anti-vaccine activists, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Joseph Mercola, were banned as part of the effort.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube’s tougher stance comes as new report from IPG Mediabrands criticizes platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter for allowing misinformation to spread. “The Dis/Misinformation Challenge for Marketers” report advises brands to shift media investments to platforms that are taking effective steps to halt the spread of misinformation. “Marketers are right to be concerned when they find their advertising near misleading content as, unchecked, it could harm their reputations and the communities they serve,” said Harrison Boys, director standards and investment product EMEA at Magna. “The industry, which joined forces against online hate speech and supported online privacy, needs to take a stand against misinformation and disinformation today.” The report notes that LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitch explicitly prohibit user-generated misinformation, and only those platforms plus Snapchat and TikTok prohibit disinformation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

To beef up brand safety on TikTok, Integral Ad Science is launching a new brand safety solution for in-feed video ads; using proprietary technology that IAS specifically designed for social environments, the new solution gives marketers greater transparency and granular controls to ensure their ads appear next to brand suitable content on TikTok. The technology helps advertisers to run ads within the “For You Feed” with a three-layered approach that goes beyond the creator level to provide precise scoring for individual videos across the platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is passing the job of hosting “The Bachelor” to former NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer. Palmer, who starred in season five of the reality show and will now serve as host for season 26, is a college football analyst for ESPN, and also hosted ABC’s “The Proposal” (2018-19). Chris Harrison stepped down from his role hosting the Bachelor franchise after drawing criticism for defending a contestant who had attended an Antebellum party.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ozy Media COO Samir Rao has taken a leave of absence as the company investigates a NY Times report that alleges Rao impersonated a Google executive in a presentation to Goldman Sachs investors. Rao hasn’t been the only Ozy exec under fire – CEO Carlos Watson pulled out of hosting the Emmy News & Documentary Awards after reports that the company has been inflating its audience numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more fallout from the Ozy Media allegations, Katty Kay resigned from the news site on Wednesday. “I had recently joined the company after my long career at the BBC, excited to explore opportunities in the digital space,” tweeted Kay. “I support the mission to bring diverse stories and voices to the public conversation. But the allegations in The New York Times, which caught me be surprise, are serious and deeply troubling and I had no choice but to end my relationship with the company.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Onyx Collective has picked up “Reasonable Doubt” as its first scripted series. The drama, from writer/executive producer Raamla Mohamed and executive producer Kerry Washington, is produced by ABC Signature and will be streamed exclusively on Hulu. Mohamed leads an all-black writing staff on the series, and Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Middle of Nowhere”) is set to star. Washington will direct the first episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime has greenlit original movie “Caught in His Web, produced by Cyber Productions in association with Johnson Production Group. Whoopi Goldberg is an executive producer. Inspired by one of the nation’s first cases of “sextortion,” the movie stars Garcelle Beauvais (“The Real”) as a local detective who is determined to help a group of teenage girls who are terrorized by a cyberbully. The movie also stars Alison Thornton (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”), Malia Baker (“The Baby-Sitters Club”) and Emma Tremblay (“Supergirl”). The film is slated to premiere in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce has renewed dramedy “Johnson” for a second season, ahead of its freshman season finale on Sunday, October 3 at 8p. “Johnson” drew a network-record 2 million viewers across its debut on August 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Banijay Americas is launching new production studio Banijay Mexico and US Hispanic. Based in both Mexico City and at Banijay America’s LA offices, the studio will focus on original content in both English and Spanish for broadcast, cable and streamers in the Mexican and US Hispanic markets. Marie Leguizamo, who has served as an executive producer for unscripted series for the company over the last decade, will serve as the studio’s Managing Director.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s pilot of the novel Kindred has rounded out its cast with Micah Stock (“Bonding”), Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), Gayle Rankin (“Perry Mason”), Austin Smith (“Russian Doll”), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (“Godfather of Harlem”) and David Alexander Kaplan (“The Resident”) as series regulars. Janicza Bravo, (“Zola”) will direct. The pilot is being produced by FX Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Real World Homecoming” scored orders for second and third seasons from Paramount+ and MTV. “The Real World: Homecoming New York” premiered on Paramount+ in March, convening members of the original cast from 1992; LA alums will be the next to gather.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An untitled docu-series about disgraced former Nissan and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn landed a green light from Apple TV+. The project from Box to Box Films will be helmed by James Jones (“On the President’s Orders”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lucasfilm series “The Book of Boba Fett” will premiere Wednesday, December 29 on Disney+. The “Star Wars” adventure finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the Galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season ten of “Call the Midwife” premieres on PBS Sunday, October 3 at 8p, followed by the season six starter of “Grantchester on Masterpiece.” Season 40 of “Nature” makes its debut Wednesday, October 20 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-part “Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records” airs Sunday, December 5 and Sunday, December 12 at 10p on Epix. The docu-series tells the story of Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, and the independent record label they started from a garage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All six episodes of “The Next Thing You Eat” drop Thursday, October 21 on Hulu. In the docu-series, chef David Chang and filmmaker Morgan Neville explore the changes happening in the world, and what it will mean for the way we eat in the future.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outdoor Channel docu-series “Kid Rodeo,” following six young rodeo competitors who experience the joy of competing, as well as massive injuries, premieres Friday, October 1 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix stand-up special “The Closer,” starring Dave Chappelle, will premiere Tuesday, October 5. Called “the sixth chapter” in a teaser for the show, “The Closer” is the sixth in a set of Netflix specials directed by Stan Lathan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WarnerMedia Kids & Family is launching Scoobtober, a Halloween event celebrating Scooby-Doo on HBO Max and Cartoon Network, on Friday, October 1. Cher, Sean Astin, Jessica Biel, Terry Bradshaw, Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis, and Run DMC are among the celebrity guests in new episodes of “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?”; also streaming during the month on HBO Max are 28 Scooby-Doo movies from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and the library animated series “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roku will debut three horror-themed Roku Originals in October. “When the Street Lights Go On,” “50 States of Fright” and “The Expecting” will roll out weekly as a part of a “Freak Out Friday” campaign to bring streamers with new horror content on The Roku Channel all month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Nation will host its third annual Patriot Awards on WednesdayNovember 17 at 8p. The Florida-based event will be streamed live on Fox Nation with an encore presentation on Fox News Channel on Sunday, November 21 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook has launched Reels in the US, bringing video experiences seen on Instagram to the Facebook app on iOS and Android. Reels are short, entertaining videos that can consist of music, audio, AR effects, text overlays and more, and can reach everyone, not just followers. Facebook is testing the ability for Instagram creators to have their reels recommended on Facebook, as well as launching the Reels Play bonus that will pay eligible creators based on the performance of their reels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX drama”9-1-1” was the #1 entertainment telecast of Monday Premiere Week and delivered 11.3 million multiplatform viewers on Live+7, while the audience for the debut of the new drama “The Big Leap” rose 96% in multiplatform viewing, to 2.9 million, handing Fox its most-watched Fall Monday in Live+7 since 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of NBC sci-fi drama “La Brea” drew 6.37 million viewers and a 0.8 rating among A18-49, beating second episodes of fellow newbies “Our Kind of People” (1.49 million/0.3) on Fox and “FBI: International” (6.04 million/0.5) on CBS on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, “Family Feud” (5.3 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 5% from the week before) continued to top the syndicated game shows in the week ending September 19, with “Jeopardy” (5.1, up 24%) nipping at its heels. The week marked both the beginning and the end for “Jeopardy” host Mike Richards’ run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Talk shows with big weeks included “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (14-week high 1.0, up 25%) for its 19th and final season, surging 33% in the W25-54 demo and beating its year-ago rating by 25%. “Ellen” ratings have risen 43% over the past two weeks. “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.9, up 13% in households) launched its third season with its strongest rating in four months and also outperformed the same week last year by 13%, while “The Drew Barrymore Show” (0.5, up 25%) scored with a second season opener shot outdoors on the Paramount lot in Los Angeles. “The Dr. Phil Show” (1.7, up 21%) began season 20 tying “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.7, steady) for first place.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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