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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/6/21)
CBS: Tough as Nails (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: CSI: Vegas (Premiere) at 10pm
DISNEY+: Among the Stars (Premiere)
E!: The Bradshaw Bunch (Premiere) at 9pm
FUSE: The Canvas: Los Angeles (Premiere) at 10pm
LATV: My Health Agenda (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Love Is Blind: Brazil (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Bad Sport (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Baking Impossible (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Five Juanas (Premiere)
TUBI: Meet, Marry, Murder (Premiere)
A&E: Neighborhood Wars (Finale) at 10pm
CW: Riverdale (Finale) at 8pm
CW: In the Dark (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: My Feet Are Killing Me (Finale) at 10pm

One day after Ozy Media founder/CEO Carlos Watson told “Today” that the decision to shutter his company had been reversed, he sent an open letter to the “Ozy family,” saying he “deeply regrets” mistakes that hurt his team, investors and partners. “As deeply proud as I am of the work that our team has done, I also wish we had done many things differently,” he wrote. In particular, Watson noted lapses in work culture, data and transparency, and marketing, and said he was starting the process of owning what the company did wrong, and “fix it well.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

At least one Ozy investor is starting the process of a lawsuit. LifeLine Legacy Holdings is claiming Media “engaged in fraudulent, deceptive and illegal conduct,” and wants compensatory and punitive damages in a jury trial.
(Source: Cynopsis)

What was behind the massive outages on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Monday? “Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication,” said Santosh Janardhan, VP of infrastructure for the social media giant. “This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt.” Got it!
(Source: Cynopsis)

Likely more concerning to Facebook than its technical trouble was yesterday’s Senate hearing with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen. The former product manager discussed internal documents stating that Facebook and Instagram can be addictive and harmful to children, and that Instagram damages the mental health and body image of teenagers. But despite her accusation that the company has chosen profit over safety, Haugen stopped short of saying the company be broken up. Instead, she suggested, “They need to admit they did something wrong, and they need help to solve these problems.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In response, Lena Pietsch, Director of Policy Communications for Facebook, noted that Haugen worked for the company for less than two years, and did not work on the subject matter in question. “We don’t agree with her characterization of the many issues she testified about,” said Pietsch. “Despite all this, we agree on one thing; it’s time to begin to create standard rules for the internet. It’s been 25 years since the rules for the internet have been updated, and instead of expecting the industry to make societal decisions that belong to legislators, it is time for Congress to act.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ed Sheeran is joining NBC’s “The Voice” as a season 21 Mega Mentor. The “Thinking Out Loud” hitmaker will help mentor competitors who have made it through the Battle Rounds and prepare for the Knockouts, beginning Monday, October 25 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

LeVar Burton has been named Grand Marshal of the 2022 Rose Parade. The announcement was made on National Teachers Day, prompting Burton to suggest, “So, if you know a teacher, hug one. If you’re vaccinated.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s fifth annual Give A Little event, in partnership with Kind Campaign, will be presented as a PSA this October during National Bullying Prevention Month, on TLC, within social media and the Give A Little website. TLC’s contribution will help sponsor five educational school assemblies throughout the 2021 school year, with a focus on having honest conversations about girl-against-girl bullying.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will Packer (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Girls Trip”) has been named Producer of the 94th Annual Academy Awards. Though it will be his first time tackling the assignment,“There is no one better than Will Packer to celebrate our collective love for cinema,” said Craig Erwich, President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Will is a world-class hitmaker and the ideal producer to capture the prestige of the Oscars and deliver a powerful and moving event.” The show is set for March 27 on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal and the BBC have ordered US and UK adaptations of Studio Lambert’s hit Dutch format “The Traitors,” which sees teams competing on missions in a castle. The Dutch version, launched in March, attracted a 43% share of 25-54 year olds and 50% share of 16-24 year olds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is out, and Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”) is in on Hulu’s true crime drama series, “Candy,” about a Texas woman who killed her church friend with an axe. Biel will also executive produce, with her producing partner Michelle Purple via their Iron Ocean. Moss reportedly stepped away due to scheduling conflicts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brothers Shamier Anderson and Stephan James signed a first-look deal with Boat Rocker, to develop and produce TV projects through their Bay Mills Studios. “Shamier and Stephan are true creative forces,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, co-executive chairmen, Boat Rocker Media, and co-chairmen, Boat Rocker Studios, in a statement. “As actors, producers, business leaders and activists, they are breaking new ground and achieving new heights.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tori Sampson “Three Women” will co-create an adaptation of Deesha Philyaw’s book, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Sampson and Philyaw will write and EP the drama project. Sampson has a first-look deal at HBO and HBO Max with her Viva Maude.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Finn Jones (“Dickinson”) and Jessica McNamee (“Mortal Kombat”) will star in Epix film “The Visitor.”…Bailey Bass (“A Jenkins Family Christmas”) landed the role of Claudia, played by Kirsten Dunst in the 1994 movie, in AMC’s “Interview With The Vampire.”…Jill Wagner (“Mystery 101”) and Nick Bateman (“A Brush With Love”) will star in GAC Family movie “A Christmas Miracle for Daisy” (wt), premiering Saturday, December 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Sex and the City” sequel “And Just Like That…” will premiere in December (no specific date provided) on HBO Max. The series follows Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte “as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon romantic comedy “With Love” makes its debut on Amazon on Friday, December 17. The five-part series from Gloria Calderón Kellett follows siblings on a mission to find love and purpose during the holidays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the series debut of “Mysterious Creatures with Forrest Galante,” the wildlife biologist travels to a village on the Zambezi River to investigate after villagers go missing. Premiere date on “Animal Planet”: Sunday, October 17 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Bering Sea Gold” puts miners to the test in Alaska when a new season kicks off Tuesday, October 26 at 8p on Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Australian psychological drama “Wakefield” makes its US debut on Showtime on Monday, October 18 at 9p. The series looks at what happens “when the sanest individual in a psych ward begins to lose his grip.”
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New reality drag series “Call Me Mother” premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9p on OUTtv. Toronto drag legend Farr N Hyte has jumped aboard as judge and choreographer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season eight of MotorTrend’s “Garage Squad” premieres with a new co-host: Bogi Lateiner, host of “All Girls Garage,” is joining the team. The season streams Thursday, October 14 on the MotorTrend App, and on MotorTrend TV starting Wednesday, October 20 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peanuts special “For Auld Lang Syne,” the first new original holiday special to come from Apple’s expanded partnership with WildBrain, premieres Friday, December 10 on Apple TV+.
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This year’s Critics Choice Association event honoring achievements in Black filmmaking also includes television. Anthony Anderson (“black-ish”) will receive the Producer Award for Television, and Barry Jenkins will be presented with the Director Award for Television for “The Underground Railroad” during Celebration of Black Cinema & Television on Monday, December 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The next phase of a partnership between NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and Susan G. Komen kicks off tomorrow, October 7, with a day of programming on Telemundo highlighting the impact of breast cancer within the US Hispanic community. Activations across Telemundo platforms will bring awareness to the disparities that exist for Hispanic women, facilitate informed conversations for families and healthcare providers, and provide access to tools to help assess risk.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kicking off World Space Week, new special “Get Curious with Vice President Harris” follows a group of kids as they meet Vice President Kamala Harris, go on a scavenger hunt with clues delivered by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, and get exclusive access to the United States Naval Observatory. The show premieres Thursday, October 7 at 9a on the NASA YouTube Channel and the YouTube Kids app.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WarnerMedia has announced a new mentorship and training programgeared toward developing historically underrepresented talent in primetime animation. The HBO Max x WarnerMedia Access Animated Shorts Program will provide up to seven artists with the tools, instruction, and resources to create original animated short films for adult audiences. This year’s theme: “Only You,” as HBO Max looks to discover artists whose style and voice push the boundaries of what’s possible in animation and storytelling. “So many of the world’s best animators got their start with an animated short,” said Aaron Davidson, Director, Comedy and Animation, HBO Max.” We’re proud to offer a space where creators that have yet to be discovered can nurture and share their ideas with the world while learning from and working with the very best storytellers the industry has to offer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laugh Out Loud and Sundance Institute announced the three selected fellows for their inaugural Women Write Now screenwriting fellowship, a program designed to champion the next generation of Black women in comedy. As part of a new partnership between Laugh Out Loud and NBCUniversal, the projects from all three fellows will stream exclusively on Peacock, and one fellow will receive a development deal. The three selected writers, Wilandrea Blair, Danielle Nicolet, and Moni Oyedepo, were chosen from a pool of over 670 scripts submitted by aspiring writers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Doritos has signed on as the first brand partner for Gaming While Black, an original content platform from entertainment studio 3BLACKDOT that “celebrates the achievement and authenticity of BIPOC gamers, exploring representation and lived experiences in the vast world of video games.” The studio is looking to tackle the challenges many BIPOC Creators and Black gaming talent face such pay equity, access to opportunity, investment in Black-led projects, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With a boost from coverage of the Met Gala, New York Fashion Week and the Emmys, September 2021 was E! News’ best month of 2021 to-date across digital and social platforms, and also led E! News digital to its second-highest month on record overall. E! News digital (E! Online) delivered 66 million visits, 45 million unique visitors, and 192 million page views (US-only), while E! News social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok) achieved their best month of 2021 to date with 77 million total engagements.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The latest season of HGTV’s “Good Bones” delivered more than 24 million viewers, averaging a .61 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .80 Live+3 rating among W25-54 in its Tuesday timeslot. It also garnered a .67 Live+3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a .92 Live+3 rating among upscale W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum News ranked as the number one source of news for Spectrum customers in September, averaging more than 2.7 million daily viewing households across its linear and digital platforms in its 10-state footprint. Additionally, Spectrum Networks recorded 12% year-over-year increases in household ratings in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, “Jeopardy” (5.4 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 6% from the week before), with temporary host Mayim Bialik at the podium, tied “Family Feud” (5.4, up 2% in reruns) in the week ending September 26. The last time “Jeopardy” topped syndication was the week ending April 18, 2021 when Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the guest host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of “Love Strikes Twice” on Saturday, October 2 helped boost Hallmark Channel to become the most-watched entertainment cable network during Weekend Prime among Households, Women 18+ and Total Viewers. The premiere was the most-watched entertainment cable program of the day among Households, Women 18+, Total Viewers and W25-54 and averaged 1.8 million Total Viewers and 206,000 W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2021 BET HIP HOP AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
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