FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/25/21)
BRAVO: Below Deck (Premiere) at 9pm
CW: All American (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: 4400 (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Halloween Baking Championship (Finale) at 9pm

With no carriage agreement in sight, YouTube and YouTube TV may well be yanked from Roku devices, warns Google. “Since we haven’t been able to continue our conversations in good faith, our partnership for all new Roku devices will unfortunately end on December 9,” Google said in a statement. “We are, however, giving Roku the ability to continue distributing both YouTube and YouTube TV apps to all existing users to make sure they are not impacted.” Responded Roku, which has accused Google of anticompetitive conduct, “While not surprising, this kind of blatant retaliation and monopoly conduct is likely why the U.S. Department of Justice and 30 State Attorneys General are investigating Google for violating fair competition laws.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dave Chappelle is willing to talk to Netflix employees offended by transphobic jokes in his comedy special, “The Closer.” Controversy over the special led to protests at the streamer last week. “Both sides of the street are talking and Dave is listening,” said a rep for the comedian. “At some point, when everyone is open, I’m sure our communities will come together. As Dave said in his special, ‘No more jokes about transgenders until we can all laugh together.’”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Several media companies made it on Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces for 2021. Spotify was #1, with employees noting “big on discussing company mission and values,” and benefits like six months paid parental leave. ViacomCBS came in at #29, with kudos for town hall meetings, and A+E Networks landed at #40, lauded as “a great place for LGBTQ+ employees.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Internal Facebook documents show the degree to which the company was aware that extremist groups on its site were trying to polarize American voters before the election, and that Facebook employees believed the company could have done more to stop it, reported The New York Times and others on Friday night. In a blog post, Facebook VP of Integrity Guy Rosen noted the measures Facebook took to protect the platform, and said of critics who blame the social media site for the January 6 attack on the Capitol, “We are a significant social media platform so it’s only natural for content about major events like that to show up on Facebook. But responsibility for the insurrection itself falls squarely on the insurrectionists who broke the law and those who incited them.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) is set to star in and executive produce “The Bobby Love Story,” a drama in development at FX. The true story of escaped convict Bobby Love and his wife, who never knew his secret, comes from Simpson Street Productions and ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A family comedy starring George Lopez and his daughter, Mayan, has been picked up to pilot at NBC. The studio for working class comedy “Lopez Vs. Lopez,” from Bruce Helford and Debby Wolfe (“The Conners”), is Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guest roles added to Starz series “Gaslit,” the story of Martha Mitchell’s role in exposing Watergate, include Nate Corddry (“For All Mankind”); Amy Landecker(“Transparent”); Lauren E. Banks (“Maniac”); Ahna O’Reilly (“The Morning Show”); Beth Hall (“Mom”); and Bill Duke (“Black Lightning”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker in Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “Ahsoka,” which starts production in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “The Rookie” has banned “live” guns on the set, in a move likely to be replicated after last week’s tragic shooting on the set of the film “Rust.” “As of today, it is now policy on The Rookie that all gunfire on set will be Air Soft guns with CG muzzle flashes added in post. There will be no more ‘live’ weapons on the show,” wrote “The Rookie” showrunner in a memo to staff obtained by THR. “The safety our cast and crew is too important. Any risk is too much risk.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

British crime thriller “Hollington Drive” premieres on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, November 18. The four-parter focuses on the mystery of a missing child.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s miners versus mother nature when Discovery’s “Gold Rush: White Water” returns for a new season on Friday, November 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Real PD: Kansas City” captures real-life police drama in the heartland, starting Tuesday, November 9 at 10p on ID. First episode: “They Shot Him Good.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder Original special “The Last Drive-in: The Walking Dead” premieres Friday, October 29 on Shudder and AMC+. Horror host Joe Bob Briggs and special guest, TWD EP and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor/Designer Greg Nicotero watch the first two episodes of season one of the zombie drama and talk about the introduction and evolution of walkers, as well as iconic walkers from the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s movie reboot of “Highway to Heaven” premieres Saturday, November 6 at 8p. The contemporary take on the 1984-89 series stars Jill Scott as an angel sent back to earth to help people in need.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yahoo Finance’s “2021 All Markets Summit: A Path Forward” takes place live today, October 25, and can be accessed at YahooFinanceAMS.com at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keiran Culkin (“Succession”) will make his first appearance as host of “SNL” on November 6. He’ll be joined by third-time musical guest Ed Sheeran.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season five finale of Hallmark Channel’s “Chesapeake Shores” propelled the network to be the #1 most-watched network in Weekend Total Day among Women 18+, averaging 2.1 million Total Viewers and 226,000 W25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s “Gold Rush” was the #1 cable telecast of the night among M25-54 during primetime in Live+3 Nielsens, as well as the #1 non-sports telecast across the entire week for M25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way” took the #1 spot on cable for the night among W25-54 and hit a Live+3 season high among P/W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s “ Queen Sugar” delivered a season-high 966,000 P2+ and has grown 11% over the past 2 weeks. It ranked #1 in its timeslot across all of cable for African-American W25-54/18+, Households, and P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Peter Scolari died October 22 after battling cancer. He was 66. Scolari rose to fame in “Bosom Buddies,” and appeared in numerous series, including “Newhart,” “Murphy Brown” and “Evil,” winning an Emmy for “Girls.” Robert King (“The Good Fight”) said Scolari “was one of the funniest—sneakily funny—actors we’ve worked with. He always took a nothing scene and found different ways to twist it, and throw in odd pauses that made it jump….He was just wonderful.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $93 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Dune – $40.1 million
Halloween Kills – $14.5 million
No Time To Die – $11.9 millionVenom: Let There Be Carnage – $9.1 million
Ron’s Gone Wrong – $7.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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