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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 11/16/21)
CW: The Flash (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Riverdale (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Fixer To Fabulous (Premiere) at 9pm
OWN: The Big Holiday Food Fight (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: 7 Little Johnstons (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Addicted to Marriage at 10pm
PBS: American Veteran (Finale) at 9pm

Julie Bowen will headline and exec-produce a comedy for NBC. The “Modern Family” star also signed a first-look deal with Universal Television for her production company, Bowen & Sons. The series, an untitled project under a put pilot commitment, centers on a woman who, after losing her PR business in a divorce, returns home to help her father, an aging magician, save his storied Magic Manor from cancellation. Written by Steve Basilone (“The Goldbergs”), series will be exec-produced by Justin Willman, the magician from Netflix’s “Magic for Humans” alongside Basilone, and Bowen and her production partner Rachael Field. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another podcast is making its way to television—this time from Dick Wolf. “Dark Woods,” a scripted podcast series from his Wolf Entertainment, is being adapted by Universal Television. The podcast, which stars Corey Stoll, Monica Raymund and Reid Scott, details the story of the suspicious death of a young park volunteer in the California Redwood Forest. Universal Television sister company UCP has adapted several podcasts to TV, including “Dr. Death” and “Joe Exotic” for Peacock, “Sam Esmail’s Homecoming” for Amazon and “Dirty John” for Bravo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Simply Marvelous: Although a firm date for the series return in 2022 hasn’t been announced, Amazon released first photos of season 4 of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Images depict a pensive Midge, played by Rachel Brosnahan, and more jovial Abe (Tony Shalhoub) and Rose (Marin Hinkle) as they enjoy dinner in front of the television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After heated negotiations that began six months ago, IATSE members ratified their new television and film contracts under its electoral college system—although Los Angeles locals rejected the deal in the popular vote. Among LA locals, the Basic Agreement was rejected in the popular vote with 49.6 percent voting yes to 50.4 percent voting no.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s “AGT: Extreme,” the spinoff of the longtime NBC hit, is headed back to the air in midseason. Production was halted after an on-set accident injured stuntman Jonathan Goodwin. (Correction from yesterday’s report: While Goodwin suffered serious injury, saying he had been “to the very brink,” he survived the 40 foot fall.)
(Source: Cynopsis)

Prolific TV producer and multi-hyphenate Chuck Lorre’s Chuck Lorre Family Foundation committed to donating $1.5 million to fund STEM education in public schools. The donation is earmarked for low-income communities and focused on middle school applied science classroom projects in celebration of the fifth season of “Young Sheldon,” currently airing on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group, the second-largest TV owner in the US, finally reached a carriage agreement that keeps 144 stations on the air in 86 markets. The deal also includes the Tennis Channel, but as of yet does not include the 19 Bally regional sports networks operated by a group of investors led by Sinclair. Dish dropped those RSNs in summer 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The ATX Television Festival will return to in-person programming after being virtual the last two years. Dubbed “TV Camp for Grown Ups,” the event will run June 2-5, 2022 in downtown Austin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Cal Fire,” a drama from “SEAL Team” star Max Thieriot, “Grey’s Anatomy” alums Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Studios, is in development at CBS. Inspired by Thieriot’s experiences growing up in northern California fire territory, series follows a young convict who joins a firefighting program as a way to seek redemption. Phelan and Rater will pen the script.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Gentefied” co-creator Linda Yvette Chavez inked a multiyear overall deal with 20th Television through which she’ll create dramas and comedies as well as supervise other writers’ projects. Chavez serves as co-creator, co-showrunner, director and exec producer of Netflix’s “Gentefied.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount+ teased its series adaptation of video game “Halo” during Xbox’s 20th anniversary event yesterday. Starring Pablo Schreiber, the streamer’s series is set to debut in 2022 and dramatizes the personal stories woven around a 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Barney the Dinosaur is getting the docuseries treatment at Peacock. The rise and fall of the purple dino, who achieved rock-star status among the preschool set before becoming a pop culture target, will be the subject of a three-part series in production at Peacock. From Scout Productions, the exec producers of “Queer Eye,” Equal and The Hype, and Tommy Avallone (“The Bill Murray Stories”), doc will premiere in 2022 and feature exclusive interviews and archival footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The D’Amelios are getting another chapter on Hulu. The streamer picked up a second season of reality series “The D’Amelio Show,” which follows the life social media stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, and their parents Marc and Heidi. Series is exec-produced by Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of The Intellectual Property Corp., an Industrial Media Company, and Sara Reddy, who serves as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last night’s sold-out one-night-only “Spring Awakening” reunion concert will be the subject of an HBO documentary. The concert, featuring the entire original Broadway cast including Jonathan Groff, Lauren Pritchard and Lea Michele, was staged as a benefit for The Actors Fund. The documentary will debut on HBO next year, produced by RadicalMedia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Liberty University sexual assault scandal will be the subject of an unscripted series from Talos Films, the production company behind series including HBO’s “Torn Apart” and Discovery+’s “Queen of Meth.” Talos inked an exclusive deal with the women at the center of the case to document their fight for justice against the university, founded by Southern Baptist preacher Jerry Falwell Jr. that’s been at the center of numerous cases of alleged sexual assault.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo set the cast including Jesus Castro (“La Reina del Sur”), Victoria White (“Buscando a Frida”) and Fabiola Campomanes (“El Juego de las Llaves”) for its new miniseries “Diario de un Gigolo,” a 10-ep drama slated to premiere in 2022. The thriller tells the story of an unexpected turn of events for a male escort living a life of freedom and luxury after a difficult childhood. Series was written by Silvina Fredjkes and Alejandro Quesada.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix acquired new six-part limited series “SAS: Rogue Heroes” from distributor Banijay Rights. The dramatized account of how special forces unit the SAS was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War II is based on Ben Macintyre’s book and centers on an eccentric young officer who creates a radical plan for modern warfare. Series was written by Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) and will be directed by Tom Shankland (“The Serpent”), with Stephen Smallwood (“The Serpent”) as producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eugenio Derbez (“Acapulco”) and 3Pas Studios partner Ben Odell are developing new children’s entertainment properties with Encantos, founded by Susie Jaramillo and Steven Wolfe Pereira (“Canticos.”) First up under the partnership is a show about a street-smart boy who uses his wit to evade sticky situations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz’s Power “Book II: Ghost” appears for a new season on Sunday, November 21. New season will pick up the narrative just days after the “Power” finale follows Tariq navigating his new life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“F Is For Family” makes its final season run Thursday, November 25 on Netflix. Series premiered in 2015 and transported viewers back to the ‘70s, a time when political correctness, helicopter parenting and indoor smoking bans weren’t part of anyone’s vocabulary, let alone the norm.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube Originals dropped a trailer for “Copy That!,” the five-part competition comedy series from Sony Pictures Television and exec producer Charles Wachter that debuts Monday, November 29. Four YouTube creators—Sofie Dossi, Lisette aka Luhhsetty, Rosanna Pansino and Preston—each with a different skill, will attempt to copy their fellow creators’ area of expertise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sixth season of “Beyblade Burst Quaddrive” is headed to Disney XD and Disney Now on Saturday, December 4. New chapter features 26 eps, with action taking place just months after the final stages of the Ultimate Tag Series at the end of season five.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Best-selling book series “Joe Pickett” is getting its television treatment on Spectrum, beginning Monday, December 6. From Paramount Television Studios, the drama follows a dedicated game warden (Michael Dorman) and his family as they navigate the shifting sociopolitical climate of a rural Wyoming town on the verge of economic collapse in the context of a murder. Showrunners are John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle and Red Wagon Entertainment’s Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streaming Wednesday, December 8on Disney+ is “Welcome To Earth,” a Nat Geo six-part original that follows Will Smith on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure around the world to explore Earth’s wonders and hidden secrets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix celebrates the “Roaring Twenties” beginning Friday, December 10. Reality series features eight 20-somethings set out to find success in life and love in Austin, TX, while learning to navigate the “new normal’”of 2020’s America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new trailer and key art for the upcoming second season of Hulu’s “Crossing Swords” is out. Ten new episodes following the adventures of Patrick (Nicholas Hoult), the long-suffering squire, as he ascends the ladder of knighthood, premiere Friday, December 10 on the streamer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ dropped the trailer for its reboot of classic animated series “Fraggle Rock.” Titled “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” the new action debuts Friday January 21 with 13 episodes from The Jim Henson Company in association with New Regency. Series follows last year’s Apple original shorts “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Sesame Street’s” first Asian American muppet debuts in a family special slated for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, on platforms including Cartoonito on HBO Max, PBS Kids and Sesame Street’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels. “See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special” celebrates the diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities and introduces 7-year-old Korean American character Ji-Young. Celeb guests include actors Simu Liu and Anna Cathcart, TV personality Padma Lakshmi, and athlete Naomi Osaka.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast” marathon airs Thursday, November 25 starting at 6a on Decades as the network offers a plate full of nostalgia and laughs with this installment of its annual Thanksgiving Roast tradition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID will serve up a platter of Discovery+ true crime specials beginning Friday, November 26 at 9p. “Queen of Meth,” “When Philip Met Missy” and “Doctor’s Orders” are on tap as part of the net’s Big Deal Weekend promo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Country Music Assn.’s 12th “CMA Country Christmas” special, which airs on ABC on Monday, November 29 at 8p, will feature first-time hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce, joined by performers including Jimmie Allen with Louis York & the Shindellas, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest” returns for a second year with “Zombies” franchise stars Milo Manheim, Kylee Russell, Meg Donnelly and Trevor Tordjman competing in a holiday adventure featuring new challenges inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. Special premieres Friday, December 3 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alan Toy has been cast as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in NBC’s upcoming “Annie Live!” He joins Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess and Megan Hilty in the ensemble cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s Israeli series “Fauda” added five new cast members for the new season: Inbar Lavi (“Lucifer”), Mark Ivanir (“Away”), Amir Boutrous (“The Crown”), Lucy Ayoub and Loai Noufi (“Hashoter Hatov”) are all on board.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The return of regional Mexican music awards show “Premios de la Radio” on EstrellaTV network Wednesday November 10 saw global reach of more than 10 million fans across its streaming, social and broadcast platforms. The broadcast reached more than 1 million fans in the US and 1.5 million in Mexico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s second week of “Holiday Baking Championship” saw an uptick of 8 percent vs. week one, posting a 0.9 AP25-54, 1.4 W25-54 L3 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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