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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/20/21)
BRAVO: Winter House (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Still a Mystery (Premiere) at 9pm
MOTOR TREND TV: Garage Squad (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Gabby’s Dollhouse (Premiere)
PBS: Nature (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Secrets of the Dead (Premiere) at 10pm
YOU TUBE: Onyx Family Dinner (Premiere)
FX: American Horror Story: Double Feature (Finale) at 10pm

AMC Networks has partnered with The Trade Desk and Magnite to enable programmatic and addressable buying on linear television. “This is a huge development, for us and for the entire industry, unlocking the value of linear inventory by providing advanced programmatic buying, with full addressability, on linear television,” said Evan Adlman, SVP of advanced Advertising and Digital Partnerships for AMC Networks. “We have made a commitment to make 100 percent of our linear reach addressable, and we believe in the enhanced efficiency and automation of programmatic buying.”
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“Killer Camp” was yanked from The CW after two low-rated episodes. The adaptation of a British non-scripted format that has campers competing to expose a “killer” among them launched to 0.05 in the A18-49 demo, and dipped to 0.03 for episode two.
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But The CW has programming in the pipeline: The net has picked up Italian drama series “Leonardo,” starring Aidan Turner (“Poldark”) as Leonardo da Vinci, and Australian dramedy “Bump,” focused on an over-achieving 17-year-old.
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Netflix employees angered by the streamer’s Dave Chappelle stand-up special, “Closer,” have planned a rally for today outside Netflix’s LA headquarter. While some staffers have found the show transphobic and harmful to transgender people, Netflix heads Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos have maintained the special is not harmful and is popular with viewers.
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Promoting her new book, Going There, Katie Couric opened up on “Today” about her former “Today” co-host, Matt Lauer, and her bumpy primetime tenure. “It was devastating but also disgusting,” said Couric of Lauer, who was fired in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct. “What I realized was there was a side of Matt I never knew.” As for her 2006-11 tenure as anchor of “CBS Evening News,” Couric said, “I don’t think people internally really accepted me. I thought we were much further along when it came to sexism. Because I enjoyed such a great position at the ‘Today’ show I thought America was ready for a female anchor of the evening news, and I think we were just not as far along as I naively thought.”
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CNN’s John King revealed on air that he has multiple sclerosis. King shared the diagnosis during a discussion about vaccine mandates. “I am immunocompromised,” King said. “I have multiple sclerosis. So I am grateful you are all vaccinated….I don’t like the government telling me what to do. I don’t like my boss telling me what to do. In this case, it’s important.”
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The show will go on: Despite the Hungarian government’s passing of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, MTV’s Europe Music Awards will remain as scheduled in Hungary this year. In a note to staff, MTV President and CEO Chris McCarthy said that while his initial reaction had been to move the event, after consulting with LGTBQ+ advocates he realized MTV could “use the opportunity to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Hungary and around the world as we continue to fight for equality for all.” The awards will recognize young LGBTQ+ activists with MTV’s Generation Change Awards in partnership with the All Out advocacy group. The show, which takes place November 14, had been scheduled for last year, before the legislation was passed, but was postponed due to the pandemic.
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Filmmaker Frank Marshall (“The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”) is directing and producing “Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name,” a concert doc premiering on CNN and HBO Max. “I’ve been listening to and playing their music my whole life, so it’s especially meaningful to me and such an honor to be able to put together this special reunion concert by these two extraordinarily gifted friends,” said Marshall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”) has joined “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” as Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington. Brian Koppelman and David Levien (“Billions”) and Beth Schacter (“Soundtrack”) will executive produce, write and serve as showrunners on the Showtime series.
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Tubi’s first original animated series, “The Freak Brothers,” debuts with the first two episodes on Sunday, November 14. Produced by WTG Enterprises, the eight-episode show chronicles the escapades of a trio of stoners and their cat, who wake up from a 50-year nap after smoking a magical strain of weed in 1969. Stars include Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), John Goodman (“The Conners”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”) and Pete Davidson (“Saturday Night Live”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime gave a thumbs up to three new original thrillers for 2022. The trio of thrillers includes “Single Black Female” starring Raven Goodwin (“The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel”) and Amber Riley (“Glee”), about a new friendship with a dark secret; “Line Sisters,” headlined by LeToya Luckett (“Greenleaf”), Kierra Sheard-Kelly (“The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel”), Ta’Rhonda Jones (“Empire”), and Drew Sidora (“CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”), about four sorority sisters harboring a deadly secret; and “Vanished: Searching for My Sister,” starring Tatyana Ali (“Love That Girl”) as twins – one that goes missing and one that will do anything to uncover the truth about her missing sister.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix greenlit YA series “XO, Kitty,” a spinoff of the streamer’s original film trilogy, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The dramedy comes from Awesomeness and ACE Entertainment. Jenny Han, author of the books on which the franchise is based, will serve as co-showrunner alongside Sascha Rothchild.
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Meryl Streep has joined Apple TV+ climate change anthology series “Extrapolations.” Also onboard are Sienna Miller (“The Girl”), Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”), Taye Diggs “Snowpiercer”), Gemma Chan (“Eternals”), David Schwimmer (“Friends”) and Adarsh Gourav (“The White Tiger”).
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Eva Longoria (“Devious Maids”) will star in FilmNation Entertainment’s TV adaptation of Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits. Francisca Alegría and Fernanda Urrejola are writing the show; the former will direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Colin Woodell (“The Flight Attendant”) landed the lead in Starz drama “The Continental,” a prequel to the “John Wick” film franchise.
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“Tough Love with Hilary Farr” will premiere on HGTV and discovery+ on Monday, December 20 at 8p. The star of hit series “Love It or List It” will use her design skills to help stressed-out families create beautiful living spaces. “As a mother, business owner and life partner, I’ve been through my fair share of struggles and challenges,” said Farr. “I know that when life gets messy, having a home that is both beautiful and functional goes a long way toward alleviating stress.”
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The fourth and final season of Netflix’s “Ozark” will be released in two, seven-episode parts, starting Friday, January 21.
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Fox set midseason premiere dates (but not time period premieres) for three series. New Gordon Ramsay cooking competition “Level Chef” debuts Sunday, January 2 at 8p; season two of “Call Me Kat” arrives Sunday, January 9 at 8p, followed at 8:30p by newcomer “Pivoting,” following three women (played by Eliza Coupe, Maggie Q and Gennifer Goodwin) attempting to find happiness after the death of a friend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Foodgod, a foodie will 11 million followers, stars in a self-titled series on discovery+ launching Sunday, November 14. Executive produced by momager Kris Jenner, “Foodgod” kicks off at Kim Kardashian West’s house.
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Oxygen’s “911 Crisis Center” premieres Saturday, November. 6 at 9p. The series focuses on first responders at a call center in Chagrin Valley, OH.
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Discovery+ has acquired North American streaming rights to Plimsoll Productions’ format “Handmade: Good with Wood.” The British version of the format launches as “Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker” tomorrow, October 21. “The incredible global pre-sale of ‘Handmade: Good with Wood’ underscores both a significant appetite for premium unscripted content and an exciting trend to have streamers acquire UK factual series,” said Andrea Jackson, CEO of distributor Magnify Media.
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HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous,” featuring home renovators Dave and Jenny Marrs bringing worn-out homes in Arkansas back to life, returns with 16 new episodes beginning Tuesday, November 16 at 9p. Coming in early 2022 to discovery+: spinoff series “Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn.”
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“Wipeout” returns Thursday, January 11 at 9p to TBS. The comedy competition is hosted by John Cena (“Suicide Squad”).
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MTV is bringing back “The Concert for New York City” tonight, its 20th anniversary. Originally broadcast live on VH1 and organized post-9/11 by Paul McCartney, the encore will include fundraising elements built around performances and appearances for NYC poverty-fighting organization Robin Hood. The concert airs commercial-free tonight, October 20 at 7p on MTV Live and MTV Classic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jo Koy has a fourth stand-up special coming to Netflix. The show is slated to tape on March 25, and air later in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central stand-up special “Roy Wood. Jr.: Imperfect Messenger” premieres Friday, October 29 at 10:30p. It’s the third CC special for the “Daily Show” correspondent.
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AccuWeather Network and accuweather.com will feature a week–long series on Halloween, with stories like how to keep pumpkins fresh, and weather extremes and their impact on trick or treating. AccuWeather broadcasters will share their favorite Halloween memories, take viewers on a tour of Screamageddon in Tampa, deliver family safety tips for the season, and discuss how thunderstorms, the moon and the seasons all play a role in paranormal activity. The stories launch on AccuWeather Prime starting October 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With “The Wendy Williams Show” host out on extended medical leave,Whitney Cummings (“Whitney”) will guest host the week of October 25, and Sherri Shepherd (“Dish Nation”) will take charge the week of November 1. “In my opinion, nobody is more entertaining or authentic than Wendy Williams,” said Cummings. “As an avid fan, it is surreal to sit in for Wendy, but as someone who has been a guest on the show so many times, I feel confident that my relentless habit of speaking candidly, often to the point of self-sabotage, may go over well with her fans.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Star contestant Matt Amodio’s winning streak on “Jeopardy!” gave the game show a new season high of 5.9 Live+SD national Nielsen, up 7% from the week prior. Also seeing a season high was “Judge Judy” (4.8, up 2%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s “The Simpsons” ranked as the #1 program (tied with Fox drama “9-1-1”) in Live+7 Day ratings for the week of October 4, marking the first time it has been the top-rated entertainment series in nearly seven years. Bart and Co. scored a 1.5/9 A18-49 rating in Live+7 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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