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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/7/21)
CBS: Young Sheldon (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: United States of Al (Premiere) at 8:30pm
CBS: Ghosts at 9p, Bull (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: House Haunters (Premiere)
FOX SOUL: Chopping It Up with Charles Barkley (Premiere) at 8pm
HULU: Baker’s Dozen (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Billion Dollar Code (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Sexy Beasts (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Way of the Househusband (Premiere)
OVATION: Mr. & Mrs. Murder (Premiere) at 11pm
PARAMOUNT+: Rugrats (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Create the Escape (Premiere)
PEACOCK: One of Us Is Lying (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: One Lane Bridge (Premiere)
TIKTOK: Celina’s Spooky TikTok Live (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: A House Divided (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (Finale) at 10pm
The CW: The Outpost (Finale) at 9pm

Peacock has a new chief. Kelly Campbell has been named President, joining the streamer’s leadership team under Matt Strauss, Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer and International, NBC Universal. Campbell exited her post as President of Hulu earlier this week. “On the heels of Peacock’s success in its first year, we are thrilled to bring Kelly’s leadership and expertise to the team as we continue to accelerate Peacock’s vision and strategy,” said Strauss.
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Over at Amazon, Odetta Watkins has been named Head of Drama Series. She joins after a 19-year stint at Warner Bros. Television, where she last served as Executive Vice President of Current Programs, Cable & Streaming.
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USA Network has set its retail panel for “America’s Big Deal.” QVC and HSN, Lowe’s and Macy’s will join forces with the competition series to invite inventors and small businesses to sell their products live on-air through One Platform Commerce @ NBCU. Each week, competitors will take the stage to pitch their product to America; the person with the highest dollar sales at the end of the show will win a chance to strike a deal with one of the retail giants. From inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano and hosted by Scott Evans, the series is set to premiere Thursday, October 14 at 9p.
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“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will be back at the Bridgestone Arenain Nashville on Wednesday, November 10. A limited number of tickets to the event will go on sale via Ticketmaster to the general public on Monday, November 1. The host, performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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Meanwhile, TCM Film Festival will return to Hollywood on Thursday, April 21 through Sunday April 24, 2022. The them: “All Together Now: Back to the Big Screen.”
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Fox News Channel celebrates its 25th anniversary today, October 7. It’s a date that has special meaning for Jon Scott, anchor of “Fox Report” and an FNC original. “I’ve been a journalist for 41 years, 25 of them at Fox—I was part of the Fox anchor team on Day One”. “It’s astounding to me to look back at how far we’ve come. The established networks wouldn’t let us into the White House coverage pool in those early days because they didn’t think we were big enough to handle the responsibility. Now we’re beating them on a regular basis—and yes, we’re now in the pool. But I don’t think our success has gone to our heads. We’re not sitting in an ivory tower in Manhattan boasting about being #1; we’re just like the Americans whose stories we cover. We work hard. We believe in honesty and treating others with respect. We think ours is the greatest nation in the history of the world, and we hope that by shining a light on its government and people, we can participate in keeping America great.”
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The shift from traditional linear video services toward streaming will have a dramatic effect on U.S. pay TV revenues by 2025, according to a new S&P Kagan Report. The forecast reveals that cord cutting is expected to strip approximately $33.6 billion out of U.S. pay TV revenues over the next five years. The research company predicted the U.S. pay TV providers would take in about $91.1 billion this year, but that figure will dip to $64.7 billion by 2025.
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Former “Scandal” star Bellamy Young is headed back to ABC. The actress is set to lead “Promised Land” opposite John Ortiz. The project also stars Christina Ohoa. Written by Matt Lopez and directed by Michael Cuesta, the drama explores two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley. Young will play Margaret Honeycroft, a hotel magnate and nemesis of vineyard owner Joe Sandoval (Ortiz).
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“The Haunting” creator Mike Flannigan has a new project at Netflix, nabbing a series order for limited drama “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The project is based on multiple works from Edgar Allan Poe. Flannigan, who created the series, will also direct and executive produce the project.
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Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce will lead “A Spy Among Friends,” a limited series ordered by Spectrum Originals and BritBox UK. The drama is an adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s book and follows the defection of notorious British intelligence officer and KGB double agent, Kim Philby (Pearce), via the lens of his complex relationship with MI6 colleague and friend, Nicholas Elliott (Lewis). The series set to air in fall 2022 on Spectrum’s On Demand platform in the U.S. and via streamer Britbox in the UK.
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Peacock is adding to its original children’s slate, ordering “Babble Bop!” and “The Makery. “Babble Bop!” is a musical dance jamboree series for preschoolers, while “The Makery” educates kids through play.
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Debra Moore Munoz is expanding her relationship with FX Productions. The co-executive producer and writer on “Mayans M.C.” has signed an overall deal with the studio to develop new content for FX through her company, Apogee Films, Inc.
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A “Desperate Housewives” couple is reuniting. James Denton and Teri Hatcher are co-starring in the Hallmark Channel holiday movie, “A Kiss Before Christmas.” Denton also executive produces the project, which co-stars Marilu Henner. The film will premiere during the cable channel’s annual Countdown to Christmas programming event.
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TV One has begun production on “Stalker” in Atlanta. The original movie explores the life of Hollywood actress Tanya Moore (Meta Golding), who is suddenly tormented by a stalker.
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A+E has landed the exclusive rights Sue Grafton’s alphabet book series featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone. The studio will develop and produce the entire library of Grafton’s alphabet mysteries for television. Grafton’s husband, Steve Humphrey, will serve as executive producer on the adaptations.
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Mark Burnett and MGM Television have teamed with the soccer league and new expansion team Charlotte FC for a reality competition series, according to Deadline. “Welcome To The Team” (wt) will focus on the journey of a group of players from around the world competing to join the team, based in Charlotte, NC, ahead of its debut 2022 season.
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“Holly Hobbie” has wrapped production on 30 new episodes. In addition, the series’ global distributor, Cloudco Entertainment, announced a major expansion of the show’s broadcaster partnerships, including BYU-tv in the U.S., Disney Channel U.S. and Hulu, as well as CBBS in the UK and ABC Australia.
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Endeavor Content inked a deal with license holder Sanrio to adapt children’s book series Mr Men Little Miss for television. The agreement allows Endeavor to create TV properties around the book’s characters. Written by Roger Hargreaves, the book is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
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Casting NotesWentworth Miller will reprise his role as Captain Cold in the 100th episode of The CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”… Kevin Durant (“The Strain,” “Swamp Thing”) is joining the second and third seasons of Netflix’s “Locke & Key” as a series regular…Larenz Tate has been upped series regular in Season 2 of Starz’s “Power Book II: Ghost”… Melissa De Sousa (“The Best Man” franchise) and McKinley Freeman (“Titans,” “Queen Sugar”) will recur on Fox drama “Our Kind of People.”
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Veterinarian Michelle Oakley returns for Season 10 of “Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet” on Saturday, October 9. Nat Geo WILD will air back-to-back episodes of the series beginning at 9p.
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“90 Day: The Single Life” is back for its second season with a two-hour premiere on Friday, November 12. The discovery+ spinoff features seven “90 Day” franchise hopefuls on a mission to prove it’s never too late to find love, as they move on from past failed romances.
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‘Tis the season for redemption as five fan favorites from “Blown Away” compete in holiday-themed challenges in “Blown Away: Christmas.” The series, hosted by Bobby Berk, bows Friday, November 19 on Netflix.
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“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” four-part reunion premieres Wednesday, October 13 at 8p on Bravo. Host Andy Cohen sits down with Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff. Housewife pal Kathy Hilton will also be on hand.
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Cheers! A new season of “Moonshiners” debuts Wednesday, October 27 at 8p on Discovery, followed by the return of “Master Distiller” at 9p.
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UP Faith & Family introduces Canadian series “Hudson & Rex” on Friday, November 5. The one-hour procedural centers on Detective Charlie Hudson and his German Shepherd K9 partner.
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The seventh and final season of “BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural” debuts October 15 at 3p on BuzzFeed Unsolved Network’s YouTube channel. New installments of the six-episode season, starring Shane Madej and Ryan Bergara, will debut on Fridays, along with six companion Q&A postmortem segments.
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Helen Keller’s life and legacy will be explored in “American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller,” airing Tuesday, October 19 on PBS. The new documentary features narration by Rebecca Alexander, American sign language interpretation by Alexandria Wailes and Warren “WAWA” Snipe, audio description and closed captioning. Emmy and Tony Award winner Cherry Jones will perform Keller’s writings.
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A five-episode marathon of “Impeachment: American Crime Story” bows Saturday, October 9 at 6p on FX, featuring the first half of the series.
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Twitch has confirmed a data security breach. The hack allegedly resulted in the theft of information on payout amounts to livestreamers, Twitch source code and details on purported Steam rival from Amazon Game Studios. In a tweet on Wednesday, Twitch acknowledged the breach and said its teams “are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available.”
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Snap is rolling out new ways for Snapchat creators to earn money on the app. New programs include Spotlight Challenges, an extension of the Spotlight user-generated content section, which promises cash payouts of $25,000 or more to creators with the most engaging videos that use specified AR lenses, sounds or topics.
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“The Masked Singer,” “The Simpsons,” “Alter Ego” and “9-1-1” powered FOX to win premiere week in Live+7 ratings for the third consecutive year. “The Masked Singer” was the week’s #1 entertainment show for third year in a row, and “9-1-1” (1.5 Live+7, up +88% from Live+SD) was the top scripted telecast (tied with “Chicago PD”). The season premiere of “The Simpsons” (1.2/8, Live+7) ranked as Sunday’s #1 entertainment program (tied with “Big Brother”).
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Cynthia Harris, best known to TV audiences for playing Paul Reiser’s mother on “Mad About You,” died October 3. The actress, who appeared in numerous Broadway and Off Broadway productions, was 87.
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