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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 10/12/21)
BET: House of Payne (Premiere) at 8pm
BET: Assisted Living (Premiere) at 8:30pm
BET: Tyler Perry’s The Oval (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Mighty Express (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Movies That Made Us (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: Trial in the Outback: The Lindy Chamberlain Story (Premiere)
SYFY, USA: Chucky (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIVISION: Vencer el Pasado (Premiere) at 9pm

First winners of the fall season are freshman procedural spinoffs “NCIS: Hawai’i” and “FBI: International,” with each scoring a full-season order from CBS. “These two terrific new dramas are off to a tremendous start,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “They have significantly strengthened and improved our lineup on their respective nights and are generating huge increases on our streaming platforms as well.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The majority of Americans (61%) said they feel social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram are addictive to them personally and should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol, according to a recent study by MediaPost and Pollfish. Fifty-nine percent of those polled said they had considered deleting the platforms to make themselves healthier.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For its part – and following a whistleblower’s allegation that it prioritizes profit over public good – Facebook said it will introduce new controls that enable parents to supervise their kids’ social media activity. The company is also introducing features that “nudge” teens to look at other content if what they are seeing “may not be not conducive to their well-being,” said Nick Clegg, VP of Global Affairs and Communications, and a prompt to encourage teens to take a break from Instagram.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s “Pose” won the award for best TV drama and Hulu’s “Love Victor” came out on top as best comedy at this year’s Imagen Awards, honoring Latinas and Latinos in the entertainment community. Best actors in a drama were JD Pardo (FX’s “Mayans M.C.”) and Mj Rodriguez (“Pose”), with Michael Cimino (“Love Victor”) and Barbie Ferreira (HBO Max’s “Unpregnant”) named best actors in a comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has picked up a third season of home renovation competition series “Rock the Block.” Set for premiere in early 2022, the series will again be hosted Ty Pennington, and showcase four teams of HGTV experts as they face off to have a street named in their honor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Are Bitty Boomers Stranger Things Demogorgon Bluetooth speakers on your Christmas list? Walmart has you covered with a new online destination for merch from Netflix shows, among them “Bridgerton,” “Squid Game,” “The Witcher” and more. Items span electronics, bedding, dolls and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dave Chappelle special “The Closer,” which has drawn fire for jokes about the trans community, will not be pulled from Netflix. The streamer does not allow titles that incite hate or violence, wrote Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a company memo, “and we don’t believe ‘The Closer’ crosses that line.” Sarandos noted that Chappelle’s last special, “Sticks & Stones,” also controversial, “was our most watched, stickiest and most award winning stand-up special to-date. As with our other talent, we work hard to support their creative freedom – even though this means there will always be content on Netflix that some people believe is harmful, like ‘Cuties,’ ‘365 Days,’ ’13 Reasons Why’ or ‘My Orthodox Life.’”
(Source: Cynopsis)

End-of-year comedy special “Yearly Departed” will return for a second installment, hosted by Yvonne Orji (“Insecure”). The all-female line-up will riff on 2021 topics like Hot Vaxx Summer, Hermit Life, and Ignoring the Climate Crisis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production company Ohh Dip!!! and Parker Paige Media are teaming for new reality series “Playdate.” The competition show features teams made up of one senior citizen and one child.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A legal drama from Bill Chais (“Frankin & Bash”) and Pat Cunnane (“Designated Survivor”) is in development at ABC, according to Deadline. Exec producing are Jonathan E. Steinberg and Dan Schotz (“Black Sails”) and Warran Littlefield via The Littlefield Company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video shared the name of its Jason Katims show based on Israeli series about twentysomething roommates on the autism spectrum. “As We See It” comes from True Jack Productions, Universal Television, Israel’s yesStudios and Amazon Studios; Katims is showrunner, writer and executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios ordered a pilot for STXtelevision drama “Once Upon a Time in Aztlan,” starring George Lopez. The comedian and actor is exec producing via his Travieso Productions. The show, written by, created and executive produced by Javier Rodriguez, centers on a Chicano family suburban LA as they come to terms with the falsehoods of the American dream.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Emma Corrin (“The Crown”) landed the lead in FX limited series “Retreat,” following a Gen Z amateur sleuth on the case at a secluded retreat….Sara Canning (“9-1-1”) and Daniel Lissing (“The Rookie”) will headline “A Christmas Star,” a holiday film premiering December 12 of GAC Family…Vanessa Estelle Williams (“Soul Food”) has joined season five of Fox drama “9-1-1” in a recurring role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of UK spy thriller “Alex Rider” debuts on IMDb TV on Friday, December 3. “With the help of his guardian Jack and trusted friend Tom, Alex must unravel a sinister political plot with global repercussions,” reads the season description.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Joe Pera Talks With You” is back for season three Sunday, November 7 at 12:30a on Adult Swim. “The first episode follows me as I help my friend Gene pick out his retirement chair at the furniture store and the season-long search for the perfect place to sit goes from there,” says Pera.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Saturday Night Live” ratings rose from its season 47 premiere, delivering a 3.8 Live+SD ratings in early Nielsens. Kim Kardashian was host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Granville Adams, best known for his role on “Oz,” has died after a battle with cancer. He was 58. Adams made his diagnosis public in December 2020, sharing his fight with fans on social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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