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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/3/21)
HGTV: Property Brothers: Forever Home (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: My 600-Lb. Life (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Houses with History (Finale) at 9pm
DIY: Bargain Mansions (Finale) at 9pm

Facebook is shutting down its Face Recognition system. “People who’ve opted in will no longer be automatically recognized in photos and videos and we will delete more than a billion people’s individual facial recognition templates,” said Jerome Pesenti, VP of Artificial Intelligence, in a blog post on Tuesday. Facebook’s facial recognition technology has been controversial since its launch in 2010, leading to consequences including government investigations and a class action lawsuit that was settled for $650 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A court denied the request of “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin and her husband to issue a restraining order for “Tiger King 2,” slated for release on Netflix on Wednesday, November 17. While Baskin alleges the series includes “unauthorized” footage of her, the judge said, “While the Court understands the Baskins’ frustration, it does not appear that inclusion of Defendants’ footage of the Baskins will cause any immediate harm that cannot be compensated with monetary damages.” So it looks like the show will go on – and so will the lawsuit.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max has renewed “Sweet Life: Los Angeles” for season two. “We are thrilled with the success of ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’,” said Jennifer O’Connell, EVP, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family, HBO Max. “The incredibly talented Issa Rae and her producing partners delivered an elevated, purposeful series, which featured the fun, inspiring and challenging moments that young adults face navigating relationships and careers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Justice Department is seeking to block ViacomCBS’ sale of Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House, on the grounds the combined company would have too much power in the industry. “Just five publishers control the US publishing industry,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “If the world’s largest book publisher is permitted to acquire one of its biggest rivals, it will have unprecedented control over this important industry.” ViacomCBS started the process of selling Simon & Schuster after the merger of Viacom and CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

If all you want for Christmas is Mariah Carey, you’ll find her on Apple TV+. For the second year in a row, Carey will host a holiday special, “Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues.” The singer is also executive producing, alongside Tim Case, Charleen Manca and Matthew Turke of Supply & Demand, and Joseph Kahn.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max ordered a pilot for family comedy “Camp Friends” (wt), about four lifelong summertime friends whose counselor-in-training season is disrupted by a girl from another camp. The project is written by Lauren Herstik (“American Vandal”) and produced by Adam Goodman for Invisible Narrative and Jax Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Jeffrey Donovan (“Burn Notice”) landed the lead in NBC’s “Law & Order” revival. He’ll play a new character in the Dick Wolf crime drama…Matt Dillon (“Wayward Pines”), Rupert Friend (“Homeland”), Weruche Opia (“I May Destroy You”), Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), Bernadette Peters (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) and Christine Taylor (“Zoolander”) will star opposite Patricia Arquette in Apple TV+ comedy series “High Desert.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has teamed with Keith Chapman (“Paw Patrol”) to develop and produce a new original preschool series, “Bella’s Bro-Bots,” Inspired by Chapman’s daughter. The animated preschool series is gearing up for development this fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Competition series “Foodtastic,” starring Keke Palmer (“Berlin Station”), drops on Disney+ Wednesday, December 15. The series features artists making sculptures of Disney characters entirely out of food.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turkish medical drama “Hekimoglu” premieres Tuesday November 16 on Kanal D for the Spanish-speaking market. The series is an adaptation of US series, “House, M.D.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming-of-age competition series “The Mighty Underdogs” focuses on teen handlers competing for spots at the Westminster Dog Show. The first two episodes stream on discovery+ beginning Wednesday, November 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Homer Simpson will be on hand for Disney+ Day, celebrating the second anniversary of the streamer. In a short debuting Friday, November 12, “The Simpsons” host a Disney+ Day party and everyone is on the list except Homer. “The Simpsons in Plusaversary” is the third in a series of Disney+ shorts from “The Simpsons.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jonathan Majors (“Lovecraft Country”) has been set as host of NBC’s “SNL” for November 13, with musical guest Taylor Swift. Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) will host the following week, with musical stylings from Saweetie. The appearance of November 5 musical guest Ed Sheeran was in question after the “Thinking Out Loud” singer tested positive for Covid, but he has been cleared to perform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In related news, a special starring an “SNL” regular is headed for Netflix. “Michael Che: Shame the Devil” starts streaming Tuesday, November 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

First Lady Jill Biden and Trisha Yearwood (“Trisha’s Southern Kitchen”) team for a look at the First Family’s Thanksgiving traditions and favorite recipes in Food Network special “A White House Thanksgiving,” premiering Saturday, November 20 at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Title of the week? TLC holiday special “Dr. Pimple Popper: A Pimple Carol” premieres Wednesday, December 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ special “Drew’s Dream Car,” following “Property Brothers” star Drew Scott’s efforts to design the car of his dreams (with a little help from friends and relatives), premieres Saturday, December 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cardi B will host the “2021 American Music Awards,” taking place Sunday, November 21 at 8p on ABC. The “WAP” singer is up for three awards.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary “Dean Martin: King of Cool” will have its US broadcast premiere on TCM Friday, November 19 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Small Business Saturday, HGTV will revisit Wetumpka, AL, selected to receive a whole-town makeover in the series “Home Town Takeover.” “Home Town Takeover: Where Are They Now?” premieres Saturday, November 27 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video kicked off an awards season activation at Bank of America Winter Village at NYC’s Bryant Park on Tuesday that will run through the end of December. The activation features a branded takeover of The Alcove Bar, as well as the outdoor Cozy Igloos, themed drinks, QR codes on tables and “Sip to Stream” cups that customers can download to watch trailers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, a Williams-less season 13 premiere of “The Wendy Williams Show” was up 33% (0.8 live plus same day national Nielsen rating) from the week before, for the week ending October 24. Guest hosts filled in for Williams while she recovers from health complications. “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.7, steady) and “The Dr. Phil Show” (1.7, steady) tied as the top talkers for a second straight week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel’s “The Five” at 5p finished October as the most-viewed cable news program for the first time since its inception. The roundtable show delivered 3,108,000 total viewers, 435,000 A25-54 and 280,000 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow” closed out October marking its highest-rated month ever, according to Nielsen, averaging 230,000 total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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