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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/27/21)
DISCOVERY: Moonshiners (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Master Distiller (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Moonshiners: Smoke Ring (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Sintonia (Premiere)
SHUDDER: Behind the Monsters (Premiere)
YOU TUBE: nstant Influencer with ZHC (Premiere)

Two episodes into its third season, HBO renewed buzzy drama “Succession” for a fourth go-round. The season three premiere drew over 1.4 million viewers across platforms, up 13% from the season two opener. “With each season of ‘Succession,’ [creator] Jesse Armstrong has continued to surpass our wildest expectations, pulling us deeper into the Roy family’s inner sanctum with indelible wit, humanity and precision. This season is undoubtedly no exception,” said Francesca Orsi, EVP of Programming, HBO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC was also in pickup mode, giving nine-episode back orders to freshman comedy “The Wonder Years,” and sophomore “Home Economics.” “Wonder Years” is averaging 4.8 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among A18-49 in Live+7 data, while “Home Economics” is posting 3.6 million/0.9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen has inked a deal with Roku aimed at allowing publishers to measure channel content on Roku devices within Nielsen Digital Content Ratings. “DCR’s syndicated, independent measurement provides market transparency and immediate value to our publishers around understanding audiences in their channels,” said Louqman Parampath, VP of product management, Roku.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Traditional TV systems are still in 71% of TV households, according to a survey from Leichtman Research Group, down from 82% in 2016. Age matters – 64% of 18-44-year-olds in TV homes have a pay TV service, compared to 77% five years ago, while nearly 80% of 45 years+ TV households still have a pay service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

President Biden has nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chairwoman of the FCC since January, to be the commission’s first permanent female chairperson. Rosenworcel will need a Senate vote to confirm her the position. Biden also named Gigi B. Sohn to the seat on the commission vacated by Rosenworcel when she became the acting chairwoman. If confirmed, Sohn would be the first openly LGBTQ commissioner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

UK drama “Happy Valley,” which had its season two finale over five years ago on the BBC, will have a third and final season – on AMC. Six new episodes will be filmed in 2022. “When ‘Happy Valley’ first launched on the BBC in 2014, it changed the landscape of crime drama completely,” said BBC drama head Piers Wenger. “[Creator] Sally [Wainwright] has crafted a magnificent conclusion that is sure to make this third and final series one of television’s most highly anticipated and unmissable moments.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writing partners Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman have created 25 Studios, to amplify diverse voices and develop sustainable career paths for people of color. The venture is set at CBS Studios, where Lumet and Kurtzman are under overall deals. “25 Stories began in my kitchen in 2017 during a marathon screenwriting weekend for about 25 women of color, all extraordinary writers,” said Lumet. “I knew I wanted to bring prestige television by writers of color to the marketplace, and I began to think about how to create a space where marginalized voices are centered….Ultimately, a space that will launch creators. Those 25 writers in my kitchen led me right here.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bernie Madoff is coming to Netflix. A series about the late Ponzi scheme king is in the works from Joe Berlinger and RadicalMedia in association with Berlinger’s Third Eye Motion Picture Company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network has signed a new, two-year exclusive deal with “Delicious Miss Brown” star Kardea Brown that includes a sixth season of the series. Season five, which premiered August 29, has reached more than 3.5 million P2+ viewers to-date and Food Network is currently ranked as the #2 cable network among W25-54 during the show’s Sunday at 12p timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WarnerMedia signed a first-look deal with Jeff Friday Media, organizer of the American Black Film Festival, for unscripted content including documentary films submitted to the annual event, for which HBO is a founding sponsor. “I am so proud of this unique deal with Jeff Friday Media, which takes our decades-long partnership to the next level. Together, we will provide even more opportunities for Black and Brown storytellers to reach a large global audience with a diverse array of tastes across leading platforms and networks,” said Michael Quigley, EVP, Content Acquisitions for TNT, TBS, truTV, HBO and HBO Max.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel holiday movie darling Danica McKellar has signed a four-picture deal with GAC Media to star in and exec produce original films for GAC Family and GAC Living. “Danica is a world-class talent who is among TV’s most beloved and enduring stars,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO of GAC Media, and former CEO of Crown Media Family Networks. “Her combination of creativity and passion is second to none, and I am thrilled to have her join GAC’s close-knit family.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Billy Porter (“Pose”) will direct a film adaptation of “Camp,” based on the YA novel, for HBO Max. Porter will also play the role of the camp’s theater director. Dan Jinks (“Milk”) is producing via The Dan Jinks Company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fred Rogers Productions has secured a $2.7 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for “Alma’s Way,” the new animated series that launched earlier this month on PBS KIDS. The grant covers a range of production, promotional and educational engagement activities for the show, created by Sonia Manzano.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Comeback Girl,” a limited series starring Kathryn Hahn (“WandaVision”) as Joan Rivers, is not moving forward at Showtime. The project had not gotten the life rights to the comedian, and if produced as an unauthorized account would not have been able to use Rivers’ catchphrases or jokes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV is collaborating with Lowe’s for a new series, “Build It Forward,” created to highlight Lowe’s 100 Hometowns initiative, which completed 100 impact projects in communities across the country. HGTV will produce a five-part series, hosted by Matt Blashaw and Taniya Nayak, focused on community members who nominated their communities for the impact projects and were selected for a surprise home renovation from HGTV. The series will premiere on HGTV and discovery+ in early 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network kicks off holiday baking season with “Holiday Baking Championship,” launching Monday, November 1 at 8p. Bakers will compete for a spot in Food Network Magazine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s “Addicted to Marriage” follows four women who love to say “I do.” The reality show launches Tuesday, November 16 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

We’ll drink to that: Discovery’s moonshine programming returns tonight, with three series produced by Magilla Entertainment. How do you catch lightning in a bottle? “In producing a franchise like Moonshiners, our goal is to deliver the show the fan base keeps coming back for season after season, while taking risks that keep it fresh and surprise viewers,” Matthew Ostrom, exec producer and co-owner of Magilla, tells Cynopsis. “To strike that balance you need a great partner like Discovery whose belief in the series and the value of its audience has led to spinoffs like ‘Master Distiller’ and ‘Smoke Ring.’ Not surprisingly, the backwoods moonshine economy is booming, and all of us at Magilla are excited for our new ‘white lightning’ Wednesday block.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS has partnered with The CW to simulcast the 27th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, January 9 at 7p, in a move aimed at expanding the audience. Earlier this month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association set January 9 for the Golden Globes Awards, whether or not it finds a telecast partner; the CCA was not amused.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV will air the global premiere of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new video, “Night and Day” on Friday, October 29 at 12p. The video will make its broadcast premiere on MTV, MTV Live, MTVU, across MTV’s worldwide network of channels in 180 countries and the ViacomCBS Times Square Billboard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SeeHer, a movement to increase accurate representation of women and girls in advertising and media, has partnered with NBCUniversal and Telemundo for a new resource to encourage authentic portrayals of Hispanic women and girls in marketing, media, advertising and entertainment. The first Latina-focused #WriteHerRight guide empowers brands and content creators to apply an intersectional lens and help Hispanic women see themselves accurately reflected in content. “Alongside our partners at Telemundo, NBCUniversal is incredibly proud to support the ANA’s work in advancing such vital conversations around representation of Latina characters in advertising and entertainment,” said Laura Molen, President, Advertising Sales and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “There is a true business imperative for creating genuine connections across all communities.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tribeca Studios, Netflix and Gold House are teaming to create Future Gold Film Fellowship, a program designed to uplift experienced directors who are looking to break through, and to celebrate stories from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Three Asian and Pacific Islander directors will each receive a production grant to make a scripted short film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV viewers during the pandemic were drawn to content that came from diverse writers and casts, according to a the “Hollywood Diversity Report,” released by UCLA. “The fact that shows with diverse writers rooms did well last year…illustrates that audiences are looking for authentic portrayals,” said Darnell Hunt, UCLA’s dean of social sciences and a co-author of the report. However, Latino representation in all job categories remained flat from the year before. Latino actors held just 6.3% of roles on broadcast TV, 5.7% on cable and 5.5% on streaming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET’s Tuesday night lineup – “Games People Play,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,””Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living,” and “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” – collectively delivered 3.3 Million Total viewers P2+ during last Tuesday’s premieres (Live+3 simulcast across BET and BET Her).
(Source: Cynopsis)

With help from free previews on key affiliates and themed-programming weeks including #DeerWeek and and Premiere Week, Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel reached a combined 4.9 million total viewers in September, an increase of +13% from the previous month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication the week of October 11, “Family Feud” narrowed the gap with #1 ranked “Jeopardy!”, cutting last week’s deficit in HH of .6 to .2 this week, trailing 5.7 to 5.5. “Feud” maintained its #1 position in W25-54 with a 1.8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.7, up 6%) jumped into a tie with “Dr. Phil”(1.7, down 6%) for the talk show lead. “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.9, steady) remained at its season high, catching up to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (0.9, down 10%) for third place among chat shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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