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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/10/21)
NETFLIX: Animal (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Gentefied (Premiere)
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Finale) at 8pm

NBCU says Bravo to shoppable programming. The company is expanding commerce capabilities across its One Platform with the addition of a social-first livestream shopping show and an immersive VR experience to kick off the holidays. “Impulse Try with Remi Bader,” which debuts on Instagram, Facebook and Xfinity over Thanksgiving Weekend, will feature “Bravolebrities” including Meredith Marks, Anisha Ramakrishna, Reza Farahan and Whitney Rose. Meanwhile, debuting this week is the Virtual Bravo Bazaar, an AR-driven interactive shopping experience that provides an immersive escape for Bravoholics, created in partnership with virtual store platform Obsess. “People come to our platform to be entertained, but we do have tremendous ability to inspire them to go shopping,” said Josh Feldman, CMO for NBCU’s advertising and partnerships group.
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Also in on the holiday shopping spirit is YouTube, which from November 15-22, will hosting the YouTube Holiday Stream and Shop, a week of shoppable livestreams hosted by buzzy creators and brands.
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Hold your fire, another season of “Squid Game” is on the way. Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed to The Associated Press that the global Netflix sensation will be back for another round. “There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!” Hwang told AP earlier this week. “But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.”
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The “Search Party” is over. The thriller comedy series, which premiered on TBS in 2016 before moving to HBO Max for its third season, will wrap after season 5, which premieres January 7 on the streamer.
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Just in time for holiday programming, Crown Media Family Networks and YouTube TV reached an agreement to launch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama on the streaming service. The launch of Crown Media’s linear networks expands Hallmark’s footprint on YouTube TV, which already carries the company’s SVOD service, Hallmark Movies Now, as an optional add-on offering.
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The Television Academy updated eligibility requirements for its Producers Peer Group including the addition of a Location Managers subgroup. The move means for the first time qualifying location managers and assistant location managers will be eligible for either active or associate membership. 
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ViacomCBS and Gray Television renewed all 47 of the CBS network affiliations for Gray Television stations as part of a new multiyear agreement. The deal includes two top 25 market affiliates—WOIO in Cleveland and WBTV in Charlotte, NC.
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Jeremy Strong (“Succession”) will topline and produce a 9/11 responders drama series under a new first-look deal with production company Sister (“Chernobyl”) and “A War” director Tobias Lindholm. Lindholm will develop and produce scripted series, “The Best Of Us,” which pays tribute to the first responders on that fateful day.
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Sinead O’Connor is getting the feature doc treatment. The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer/songwriter is the subject of a new project in the works from Irish production companies ShinAwiL and Bebbak, DJ Dave Fanning and Orian Williams, the film producer behind Joy Division biopic “Control.” Irish director Maurice Sweeney is onboard to helm the project about the artist, who now goes by Shuhada Sadaqat after converting to Islam in 2018.
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Nickelodeon and Mattel started production on a live-action TV movie musical based on the Monster High franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures. Slated to premiere in 2022 on Nickelodeon, “Monster High” (wt) stars Miia Harris (“Just Beyond”) and Ceci Balagot (“Dispatches from Elsewhere”) and will feature a swath of fan-favorite characters from the Monster High universe.
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National Geographic’s “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” will have its season 2 premiere Friday, November 12 on Disney+, with the first five eps available to stream that day. Goldbum promises more curiosity and wonderment, including a meetup with magicians Penn & Teller and a search for Bigfoot in the woods of Northern California.
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Anne Boleyn, icon and enigma, is in the spotlight in AMC+’s new three-part drama, debuting on the streamer Thursday, December 9. Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim”) stars as the legendary queen in the series, which tells Boleyn’s story from a new perspective—hers.
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VH1’s hip-hop docuseries “VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition” returns for season 2 on Monday, December 13 at 8p. Building from last season’s fanfare, series continues to celebrate Black Joy during a weeklong gathering full of friendship, foe-ship, secrets, flings and forgiveness.
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Crackle feature “A Great North Christmas” premieres Monday, November 15 with a story of love and holiday magic that ensues when a workaholic attorney agrees to go on a ski vacation with her two besties.
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Good morning, John Boy: “The Waltons’ Homecoming,” the first original film from The CW, hits the small screen Sunday, November 28 at 8p. Set in the 1933 Depression Era and told through the eyes of John Boy (Logan Shroyer), the film revisits the iconic television family as they navigate challenges and celebrate triumphs.
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Three-time NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Deron Williams will take on San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore in a pro heavyweight boxing match set to air live on Showtime. The match will serve as the undercard for Showtime’s previously announced “Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury” event scheduled for Saturday, December 18 at 9p.
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Kenan Thompson is on board to host the “People’s Choice Awards,” airing Tuesday, December 7 at 9p on both NBC and E!
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Justin Bieber is going the avatar route for a free live digital show on the platform of virtual entertainment company Wave. “Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience,” is slated to air Thursday, November 18.
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Kim Cattrall has a series of her own; she joined the cast of Peacock’s “Queer As Folk” in a recurring guest role as martini-soaked Southern debutant with trailer park roots. She’s also onboard for Hulu spinoff “How I Met Your Father”… Aneesha Joshi is set to join her sister, series regular Anuji Joshi, on Fox’s “The Resident.”
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A pair of new roles for “The Deuce” star David Krumholtz. The actor joined Showtime’s Uber drama series “Super Pumped,” where he’ll portray Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and also Peacock limited series “Angelyne.”
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Netflix’s “One Piece” has cast five of its main roles. Onboard are Inaki Godoy (“Go, Youth!”), Mackenyu (“Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter”), Emily Rudd (“Fear Street”), Jacob Romero Gibson (“Greenleaf”) and Taz Skylar (“Boiling Point”).
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HBO Max announced the full cast for “Ke Nui Road.” Robbie Magasiva (“Spreadsheet”), Andrew Creer (“Lethal Weapon”), Tessa de Josselin (“Mr. Inbetween”), Kekoa Scott Kekumano (“The White Lotus”), Koa Tom, Rachel Ogechi Kanu (“My Best Friend’s Exorcism”), Z’aree Pu’ukani Loganbill, Ethan Rich (“Hawaiian Vacation”), and George Mason (“The Power of the Dog”) are all in as series regulars for the lifeguard drama pilot.
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In syndication, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (up 11 percent from the prior week) had the strongest household ratings growth of any top tier performer in the session ended October 31 while snaring an additional 149,000 daily viewers for an average audience of 1.5 million and scoring its most-watched week of the year. In its 19th and final season, the daytime diva lit up the ratings chart with improvement of 150 percent over the past 13 weeks.
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Of the 15 talk shows, only the two heavyweights—“Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.7, steady) and “Dr. Phil” (1.7, steady)—finished ahead of “Ellen.” “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.9, steady) outperformed everything else.
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Some shows in access time periods ran into preemptions due to the first three games of the World Series on Fox. “Entertainment Tonight” (2.1, up 5 percent) was the only magazine in the top six moving up. “Jeopardy!” (5.5, down 2 percent) continued to lead the game shows.
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Hollywood elite—from director David Lynch to cast mate Scott Bakula and others across television and film—are remembering actor Dean Stockwell, who died Sunday, November 7, at age 85. Stockwell began his acting career as a child in Hollywood’s golden age and later had a key role in Lynch’s film “Blue Velvet” and the movie “Married to the Mob,” for which he was Oscar nominated, and on TV’s “Quantum Leap,” which landed him an Emmy nom. All told, Stockwell racked up more than 200 credits in a career that spanned seven decades during which he also worked with directors including Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Sidney Lumet and Wim Wenders.
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