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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 11/18/21)
ALLBLK: Partners in Rhyme (Premiere)
AMC+: Anna (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Craftopia (Premiere)
HBO MAX: The Sex Lives of College Girls (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Sort Of (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Tom and Jerry in New York (Premiere)
HULU: The Curse of Von Dutch (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Dogs in Space (Premiere)
OXYGEN: Buried in the Backyard (Premiere) at 8pm
PARAMOUNT+: Star Trek: Discovery (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW and AMC+: Hollington Drive (Premiere)
Travel Channel: Fright Club (Premiere) at 10pm
WE tv: A House Divided (Premiere) at 10pm

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced an expansion of the Emmys with the Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, set to debut in 2022. The move establishes a dedicated ceremony separate from the Daytime Emmy Awards, which had been home to children’s and family programming categories. “NATAS has always been a leader in recognizing and celebrating excellence in our industry, and nothing is excelling and expanding more dramatically than the children’s and family community,” said Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS. “Recent years have seen explosive growth in the quantity and quality of children’s and family programming, and now is the perfect time to acknowledge and honor this impactful content with a dedicated competition and celebration.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eighty-four percent of US adults scroll on a second screen while watching TV, and reality shows, game shows, and live sports are the TV content most likely to lead to scrolling, according to an Engine Insights survey. Crime, Drama, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows were shown to hold viewer attention most. Email and social media are the most common “second screen” activities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YA drama “Zero Chill” has been canceled by Netflix after one season. The 10-parter followed a 15-year-old ice skater.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Endemol Shine North America is expanding its relationship with chef and author Aarón Sánchez and looking to develop potential scripted projects with the “MasterChef” judge. “America knows and loves Aarón from ‘MasterChef’ and his myriad culinary accomplishments, but most people don’t know the amazing journey and the obstacles that he and his mother overcame to become pioneers of Mexican-American cuisine in this country,” said Chief Content Officer, Sharon Levy. “He has truly lived the American dream and we are excited to now be developing his unique story into a dramatic TV series and exploring additional opportunities with Aarón.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has placed a 10-episode order for “Blockbuster,” starring Randall Park (“Fresh Off the Boat”). The workplace comedy from producer Universal Television was created by Vanessa Ramos (“Superstore”), with David Caspe (“Happy Endings”) and Jackie Clarke (“Superstore”) also serving as writers and executive producers. John Davis and John Fox EP for Davis Entertainment. “We’re so happy to be strolling the aisles of a Blockbuster once again, with Vanessa, David, and Jackie leading the way,” said Jim Donnelly, Universal Television’s head of comedy. “We’re also thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Netflix, where we never have to worry about late fees.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Great Pacific Media, the factual division of Thunderbird Entertainment Group, has partnered with director, writer and producer Brad Peyton and physicist Michio Kaku on a new series, “If: Imagine the Impossible”. The futuristic drama-doc series is based on “What If,” the #1 science program on social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beach House Pictures has purchased a majority stake in Singapore-based scripted producer Momo Film Co. The deal, which will expand Beach House’s library of Asian IP, marks the latest in a series of moves that further poise Beach House for growth in Asia and internationally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, CBC is advancing its sustainable practices by introducing a new carbon footprint requirement for all original Canadian English-language productions. The new requirement builds on the public broadcaster’s five-year environmental sustainability strategy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Matt Lopez has inked an overall deal with ABC Signature. Lopez is creator/EP of ABC’s upcoming Latinx family drama, “Promised Land.” “Matt Lopez is homegrown Disney talent, who has worked on the feature side for years,” said Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature. “His upcoming ‘Promised Land’ is a love letter to his family, especially his Cuban grandfather. When he shared this personal story with us and our friends at ABC, we all knew this had to be a television series, and we believe it will be the first of many from this unique and talented writer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) will play the mother of Billy Crudup’s character in Apple TV+’s upcoming series “Hello Tomorrow!”, about a traveling salesman with a dangerously unshakeable faith in a better tomorrow. The series comes from MRC Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Interior designer Hilary Farr (“Love It or List It”) will use creative solutions to get families’ lives back on track in in her first solo series, “Tough Love with Hilary Farr.” “For years, I’ve helped thousands of people love their homes,” said Farr. “Now I’m working with families whose problems are way bigger than bad floor plans.” The series premieres Monday, December 20 at 9p on HGTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mystery/comedy series “The Afterparty,” centered on a murder at a high school reunion, debuts Friday, January 22 on Apple TV+. Along for the ride are cast members Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”), Sam Richardson (“Veep”), Zoë Chao (“Love Life”), Ben Schwartz (“Space Force”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”), Jamie Demetriou (“Fleabag”) and Dave Franco (“The Rental”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s “The Kings of Napa,” following the children of a vineyard ownergrasping for power, makes its debut Tuesday, January 11 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation TV will air the first five seasons of British dramedy “Doc Martin” starting Thursday, December 9 at 11p. The show will air in three-hour blocks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu’s “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff “How I Met Your Father” has a premiere date: Tuesday, January 18. Cast members made the announcement via video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Becoming Cousteau,” the National Geographic Documentary Film on the French explorer from director Liz Garbus, producer Dan Cogan, producer Mridu Chandra, and Story Syndicate, will premiere on Disney+ exclusively Wednesday, November 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

COZI TV’s Unexpected Guests stunt is back, running Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25 through November 28. Viewers will find guest stars popping up on COZI shows. That’s followed by A Very Cozi Christmas, a month-long of Friday and Sunday night holiday movie premieres in November and December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”) kicks off her role as E!’s red carpet host on “Live from E! 2021 People’s Choice Awards,” airing Tuesday, December 7 at 7p.
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Ten years of births, deaths, love stories and more are celebrated in “Call the Midwife: Special Delivery,” a compilation episode premiering on PBS Sunday, November 21 at 8p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bobby Jones (radio’s “The Bobby Jones Show”) and Rachel Smith (“Entertainment Tonight”) have been tapped as host and co-host of CBS holiday special “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.” The special, produced in partnership with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp., airs from 8-11p and 11:30-1:30p and includes performances from country artists.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Rise and Fall of Lularoe” pulls the curtain back on the multi-level marketing company, through a partnership with BuzzFeed Studios and journalist Stephanie McNeal’s investigation. The film makes its premiere Monday, December 13 on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Sedaris (“At Home with Amy Sedaris,” “BoJack Horseman”) will voice Carla, The Abominable Snowmonster Host of TBS’ Winter Break. The character will be featured within the net’s Winter Break programming event, showcasing classic seasonal films and holiday-themed episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Reno 911” special “The Hunt for QAnon” premieres Thursday, December 23 on Paramount+. The show follows the deputies from the Reno Sheriff’s department who escape from a QAnon convention only to land on Jeffrey Epstein’s old island.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount+ experienced its most successful week ever, adding more than one million new subscribers and setting a record for total signups since its rebrand. The service reports it also set new records for most hours streamed and highest level of subscriber engagement. The success was fueled by the premiere of the film “Clifford the Big Red Dog”; new original scripted drama “Mayor of Kingstown”; live NFL ON CBS local market games; CBS event “Adele One Night Only”; “60 Minutes”; and Paramount+ originals “SEAL Team,” “The Game” and the second season of “The Challenge: All Stars.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the fourth weekend of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas, “Open by Christmas” (2.5 million total viewers, 348,000 W25-54), “My Christmas Family Tree” (3.3 million viewers, 497,000 W25-54) and “A Holiday in Harlem” (1.3 million viewers, 221,000 W25-54) propelled the network to be the #1 most-watched on entertainment cable in 4Q21 to-date among Households, Women 18+ and Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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