FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/18/21)
A&E: Hoarders (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Intervention (Premiere) at 10pm
ACORN TV: Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Touch Love with Hilary Farr (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: Kids Baking Championship (Premiere) at 8pm
SHOWTIME: Wakefield (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark (Finale) at 10pm

The IATSE and AMPTP reached an eleventh hour agreement for a new, three-year TV and film contract that will – if ratified by union members – avert a strike. The deal includes improved wages and working conditions for streaming, 10-hour turnaround times between shifts, DEI initiatives, increased funding of the health and pension plans and a 3% rate increase every year, among other improvements.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Hannah Gadsby didn’t take kindly to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos referencing her in an internal memo defending Dave Chappelle’s controversial special, “Closer.” Sarandos named Gadsby as an example of the diversity of Netflix’s content, along with Chappelle. “Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn’t drag my name into your mess,” wrote Gadsby. “Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle’s fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

During a company meeting on Friday, Sarandos fielded questions from employees concerned about Chappelle’s special. Afterwards, Netflix issued a statement saying an employee had been fired “for sharing confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company. We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is core to our company.” The leaked documents included financial information about Chappelle’s specials.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Pennyworth,” which ran for two seasons on Epix, has been renewed for season three – on HBO Max. The new season is set to debut in 2022, with the first two installments also available on the platform. The news about the Warner Bros. TV origin series broke at the DC Fandome event. HBO Max also renewed “Titans” and “Doom Patrol” for fourth seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more news from DC’s Fandome, Superman has a new slogan. “Truth, Justice and the American Way” has been replaced by “Truth, Justice and A Better Tomorrow.” Said a statement from DC, “Superman has long been a symbol of hope who inspires people, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward with this new mission statement.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet is collaborating with Burger King in effort to inspire young animal lovers as well as reduce the kids’ meal plastic footprint with limited edition paper premiums in kids’ meals at approximately 14,000 restaurant locations worldwide. The initiative runs through December 6 while supplies last.
(Source: Cynopsis)


The submission website for 2022 Golden Globes TV and movie entries opens today, October 18, with a deadline of November 15, announced the beleaguered Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The presentation of the awards will take place Sunday, January 9, though not on NBC, which canceled plans to air the show over concerns about lack of diversity at the HFPA and ethical lapses.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The January 9 date for the Globes did not go over well with Joey Berlin, President of the Critics Choice Awards. “This is a petty and vindictive move. It is actually an insult to the industry,” said Berlin. “We had announced the date of January 9 for the Critics Choice Awards some time ago. The studios are all planning on it and have set afterparties at the Fairmont Century Plaza. The Golden Globes were on record as not taking place, and NBC canceled the telecast for this year in hopes they would get their house in order again to be revisited for 2023. We have been moving forward with a very big show with national telecast that will kick off the awards season in style.” The Critics Choice Awards will air on The CW.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AGC Television and Lionsgate are producing spy thriller “Gray,” from writer John McLaughlin (P”oint Pleasant”), and director Ruba Nadda (“Manifest”). Patricia Clarkson (“Six Feet Under”) and Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”) star in the series, based on an original concept by novelist David Baldacci (Absolute Power).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining the cast of Starz series “Gaslit,” the untold story of Martha Mitchell’s role in exposing Watergate, are Patton Oswalt ( “A.P. Bio”); Nat Faxon (“The Descendants”); Erinn Hayes (“Childrens Hospital”); Patrick Walker (“Power”); Carlos Valdes (“The Flash”); Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon a Time”); Chris Conner (“American Crime Story”); Anne Dudek (“House”); Brian Geraghty (“The Hurt Locker”); Nelson Franklin (“Veep”); Reed Diamond (“Designated Survivor”); Johnny Berchtold (“The Wilds”); Adam Ray (“The Heat”); and Billy Smith (“Sully”). Julia Roberts and Sean Penn star in the series, created and executive produced by Robbie Pickering (“Mr. Robot”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting notes: Jennifer Coolidge will return for another stay on HBO’s “The White Lotus.” Season two of the series will be set at a different hotel property, with a mostly new cast of vacationers….Michael O’Neill (“Council of Dads”) and Celia Weston (“Modern Family”) landed the leads opposite Michelle Monoghan in Netflix psychological thriller “Echoes,” centered on identical twins with a dangerous secret.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Future plc announced that Barcroft Studios, the factual content business it acquired in December 2019, has rebranded as Future Studios. Al Brown will serve as Vice President of Future Studios, and Ellie Winstanley has been promoted to Junior Executive Producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Great Wolf Resorts’ newly launched entertainment umbrella, Great Wolf Entertainment, completed an extensive transformation of its woodland characters. The newly updated characters are part of a content strategy that includes Great Wolf’s first-ever animated project, a feature called “The Great Wolf Pack” which is due out summer of 2022. Great Wolf Entertainment is working on a variety of other vehicles for the characters including additional animated content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Knives out: Cooking competition “Holiday Food Fight” launches on OWN Tuesday, November 16 at 9p, with home cooks whipping up their favorite family recipes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Family comedy “Overlord and the Underwoods,” from Anthony Q. Farrell (“The Office”) and co-creator Ryan Wiesbrock (“Holly Hobbie”), arrives on Canada’s CBC Gem with the the first ten episodes beginning Friday, October 29. The remaining episodes premiere in winter 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max’s “Peacemaker” makes its debut Thursday, January 13 on HBO Max. The series stars John Cena, who first portrayed the title character in the 2021 film, “Suicide Squad.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Altogether ooky: FETV will celebrate Halloween with an Addams Family marathon on Sunday, October 31 from 9a-2p with an encore presentation from 10p-3a. Episodes will include the likes of “Halloween with the Addams Family”, “Lurch Learns to Dance”, and “My Fair Cousin Itt”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV’s National Country Music Month lineup is headlined by “At Home And Social With Lady A – An AXS TV Special Event,” premiering Saturday, October 23 at 8p. The special is hosted by AXS TV’s Katie Daryl (“The Top Ten Revealed”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Law&Crime will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial of three men accused of murdering jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Live coverage begins with jury selection today, October 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s animated series “The Loud House” is getting real with “A Loud House Christmas,” a live-action holiday TV movie based on the series. The feature-length TV movie premieres Friday, Nov. 26, at 7p on Nick and will stream on Paramount+ the same day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $65 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Halloween Kills – $50.4 million
No Time To Die – $24.3 millionVenom: Let There Be Carnage – $16.5 million
The Addams Family 2 – $7.2 million
The Last Duel – $4.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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