FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/4/21)
DISNEY XD: Ghost Force (Premiere) at 7:30pm
HBO MAX: Nina Furia (Premiere)
IFC: Good Grief (Premiere) at 12am
NETFLIX: On My Block (Premiere)
VH1: Black Ink Crew: Chicago (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: Laetitia (Finale) at 9pm

NBCUniversal and Google reached a carriage deal the day after their previous agreement expired – and after NBCU had warned YouTube TV subscribers that if a deal wasn’t reached, they could lose over 14 channels, as well as regional sports networks. “YouTube is a valued partner and we never want to involve our fans in a dispute, but we felt obligated to let them know what was at stake,” said the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Digital media company Ozy Media, founded in 2013, is shutting down.The news came on Friday, five days after a New York Times article raised questions about the company, including the description of a phone call during which Ozy co-founder and CEO Samir Rao impersonated a YouTube executive on an investor call. Reports had also surfaced questioning the company’s claims of audience numbers. “At Ozy, we have been blessed with a remarkable team of dedicated staff,” said a statement from the company’s board of directors. “It is therefore with the heaviest of hearts that we must announce today that we are closing Ozy’s doors.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Mike & Molly” is joining Nick at Nite’s lineup beginning today, October 4. The comedy, which ran on CBS from 2010-17, will air weekdays from 2a-4a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After 22 years with NBC, Natalie Morales is joining CBS’ “The Talk.” Morales has worked on “Today” since 2006, and joined “Dateline” as an official correspondent in 2020. She will continue to appear on “Dateline” through the end of the year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled a lawsuit over Disney’s release of “Black Widow” on Disney+ as well as in theaters in July, which Johansson claimed reneged on their promise that the film would be released exclusively in theaters. But despite heated words, it appears there’s no bad blood. “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding ‘Black Widow,’” said Alan Bergman, Chairman, Disney Studios Content. “We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s ‘Tower of Terror.’”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“America’s Got Talent” host Terry Crews will also host NBC’s upcoming spinoff, “AGT: Extreme.” Joining Simon Cowell as judges will be former WWE wrestler Nikki Bella and X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana. The series is set to launch midseason.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Dancing With the Stars” contestant Cody Rigsby and his (also vaccinated) partner, Cheryl Burke, will compete on the ABC show tonight despite both having tested positive for COVID-19. They will appear virtually from home to dance, and be graded on rehearsal footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Chase (“The Sopranos”) inked a five-year, first-look deal with WarnerMedia, covering film and television. Chase will develop content for HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IMDb TV is developing a series adaptation of the 1999 film “Cruel Intentions,” which starred Sarah Michelle Geller and Ryan Phillippe as ruthless step-siblings. The project, from Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios and Original Film, will be written by Sara Goodman and Phoebe Robinson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer/director Shaka King (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) has signed a first-look deal with FX Productions that calls for him to develop series for FX via his production company, I’d Watch That. “My first professional directing gig was shooting a pilot presentation for FX and I’ve been trying to get back in the fold ever since,” said King. “Our tastes, quite simply, align.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel renewed “Raven’s Home” for season five, with Rondell Sheridan rejoining the “Raven” franchise as the title character’s father. Also added to the cast are Mykal-Michelle Harris (“mixed-ish”), Felix Avitia (“Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything”), and Emmy Liu-Wang (“Annie”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

9 Story Media Group has acquired a minority equity stake and entered into a first-look deal with London-based Knights Of, a publishing company focused on improving inclusivity in children’s books. Under the terms of the deal, 9 Story has exclusive first-look rights to acquire audio-visual, merchandising, theatrical and ancillary rights to Knights Of’s book properties.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Weather Channel greenlit a second season of “Deep Water Salvage,” to launch in Spring 2022. The docu-series will go further behind the scenes with professional salvage teams who save ships wrecked by fierce storms, as well as take a closer look at the havoc wreaked by the increase in weather events like hurricanes, floods and tidal waves and the dire need for salvage crews to save the day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Xolo Mariduena (“Cobra Kai”) will star in and exec produce action drama series “The Ledger,” from Juan Carlos Coto (“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”) and Will Packer Media. Coto will write and serve as showrunner, and Will Packer will produce through Will Packer Media. Brandon Guzmán will executive produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Tony Cavalero (“The Righteous Gemstones”) is joining ABC’s “The Conners” in a recurring role. He’ll first appear in the episode airing October 13…Newcomer Johari Washington and Ethan Hutchison (“Queen Sugar”), Eugene Byrd (“Bones”), Kenneisha Thompson (“Radiant”) and Robert Manning Jr. (“Person of Interest”) have joined the season two cast of “The Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” premiering January 2022 on Disney Channel and Disney+…Ian Bohen (“Teen Wolf”) will star in a story arc on season two of CW’s “Superman & Lois.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of “The Umbrella Academy” will premiere in 2022, announced Netflix. The setting will be Hotel Oblivion, a locale familiar to fans of the graphic novel series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of Lifetime’s Stop Breast Cancer for Life initiative, “List of a Lifetime,” about a woman whose breast cancer diagnosis drives her to find the daughter she gave up for adoption, premieres Monday, October 18 at 8p. Following the movie, aftershow “Beyond the List with Shannen Doherty” will follow cast member Doherty’s cancer journey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder Original Halloween special “Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown” premieres Friday, October 8 at 9p, with special guests from the upcoming Halloween franchise installment, “Halloween Kills”: director David Gordon Green and producer/Blumhouse CEO and founder Jason Blum. Viewers can also watch on demand on Shudder and within the Shudder offering in the AMC+ bundle on Sunday, October 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of its “Blockbuster Fridays” this month, TeleXitos will air films including “Ghostbusters II,” Casper” and “Underworld: Evolution” at 8. On tap for Sundays are “Domingos De Terror” movie marathons starting at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery was the most-watched pay-TV portfolio for the ’20-’21 season, led by TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé” and Discovery’s “Gold Rush” franchises, HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” and “Home Town,” and Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship” and “Diners Drive-Ins & Dives.” In 3Q21 rankings, TLC was the #1 network for Women (W25-54/18-32, tied with MTV for 18-34).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network wrapped September bringing in more than 23.6 million P2+ viewers. Ratings drivers included “Halloween Baking Championship,” which to date is averaging a .8 P25-54 and 1.2 W25-54 in Live+3 ratings, and “Halloween Wars,” which is averaging .8 P25-54 and 1.1 W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $670 million

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Venom: Let There Be Carnage – $90.1 million
The Addams Family 2 – $18 million
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings – $6 million
The Many Saints of Newark – $5 million
Dear Evan Hansen – $2.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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