FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/8/21)
DISCOVERY+: Unraveled: Experts on Trial (Premiere)
GSN: Tug of Words (Premiere) at 4:30pm
HGTV: Call the Closer (Premiere) at 10pm
YOU TUBE: Best Shape of My Life (Premiere)
YOU TUBE: Copy That! (Premiere)
VH1: Love & Hip Hop Miami (Finale) at 9pm

Lionsgate is exploring its options for Starz, the company said during last week’s earning call. Possibilities include a sale, a spinoff or bringing in a minority investor. The studio paid $4.4 billion for Starz in 2016, and the service now has 20.6 million subscribers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hello, Dolly! Dolly Parton will reunite with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, her co-stars from 1980 film “9 t0 5,” on the series finale of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.” The final 12 episodes of the seventh and final season will premiere in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tegna, in the midst of a retrans agreement dispute with Dish Network that blacked out its stations on October 6, has responded to a complaint filed by Dish accusing Tegna of negotiating in bad faith. “Our response and cross-complaint show that it is Dish which has acted in bad faith, not only by obstructing negotiations over many months but also through the distortions it has presented to the public and the FCC,” said Tegna.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The long-gestating spinoff of The CW’s “The 100” isn’t happening, at least not at the network. The prequel had a backdoor pilot during the seventh and final season of “The 100,” and there were discussions about the series being a joint project for The CW and HBO Max.
(Source: Cynopsis)

What is happening is a premiere date(ish) for pandemic-delayed season four of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” At the streamer’s Stranger Things event over the weekend, it was revealed the supernatural drama will return in Summer 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” set to end its run, a talk show hosted by “American Idol” alum and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is in the works. From Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures, the show has been developed as a first-run syndicated broadcast daily strip. While “Ellen” producers were involved in the pilot, the Hudson daytimer is being shopped as a new series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City”) has joined the cast of Hulu’s “How I Met Your Father” in a major recurring role. In the “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff, Cattrall will play the future version of Hilary Duff’s character.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting notes: Former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul will guest star on season two of HBO Max’s “Made for Love,” while Sarunas J. Jackson has been promoted to season regular.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Righteous Gemstones” returns with back-to-back episodes Sunday, January 9 at 10p. Season two of the HBO comedy, delayed by the pandemic, will have the Gemstone empire threatened by outsiders from the past. New recurring cast members include Jason Schwartzman (“Rushmore”), Eric Roberts (“Inherent Vice”), Eric Andre (“The Eric Andre Show”) and Jessica Lowe (“Blended”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

History Channel’s “The Toys That Built America” premieres Sunday, November 28 at 9p, chronicling the history of classics like Monopoly and G.I. Joe. In addition, through its “Mission To Honor” public outreach campaign, the network is partnering with Blue Star Families to donate toys and educational items to military families during the holiday season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “The Challenge: All Stars” makes its debut Thursday, November 11 on Paramount+. Competitors are previous players returning for the chance to vie for a.$500,000 prize.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True crime premieres on discovery+ next month include (best title of the week alert!) “Fruitcake Fraud” on Wednesday, December 1, and “The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler” on Friday, December 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW has set midseason premiere dates. Dynasty returns for season five on Monday, December 20 at 8p, while “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “Nancy Drew” make their midseason returns on Friday, January 7 at 8p and 9p, respectively. “Superman & Lois” is back for season two on Tuesday, January 11 at 8p, followed by the series debut of “Naomi” at 9p. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Batwoman” return Wednesday, January 12 at 8p and 9p, and the season three premiere of “Two Second Horror Stories” airs Sunday, January 16 at 9p. Midseason returns also include “4400” on Monday, January 17 at 9p, and “Walker” and “Legacies” on Thursday, January 27 at 8p and 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy showcase “Funny Women of a Certain Age” returns to Showtime on Wednesday, November 24 at 10p, led by Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives”) in her first comedy special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum is observing Veterans Day with an On Demand collection of war-themed films highlighting the major conflicts of the past century, including Brad Pitt in “Fury,” David Oyelowo in “Red Tails,” Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper,” and Tom Hardy and Harry Styles in “Dunkirk.” Beginning November 9 and running through November 15, movies will be available in the Spectrum On Demand portal under the category For the Troops.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yahoo Finance and crypto news site Decrypt are teaming for a day of live conversations to discuss an agenda ranging from retail and institutional investment, mass adoption, and how to get started. The 1:00p-5:30p event will be streamed online to Yahoo Finance and Decrypt’s combined audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s seasonal Halloween programming reached nearly 25 million P2+ viewers. Sunday’s “Halloween Wars” finale delivered a .7 P25-54 / .9 W25-54 L3 rating, up + 103% versus year-ago timeslot benchmarks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During October, Discovery Inc. boasted the highest time spent among its viewers (HH, P25-54, P18+ & P2+) than any other competitive pay-TV portfolio. In addition, Discovery Channel accounted for four of October’s top ten unscripted cable series among M25-54 with #1 “Gold Rush,” #5 “Gold Rush: The Dirt,” #8 “Moonshiners,” and #10 “Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $151 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Eternals – $71 million
Dune – $7.6 million
No Time To Die – $6.2 million
Venom: Let There Be Carnage – $4.5 million
Ron’s Gone Wrong – $3.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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