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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 11/23/21)
AMC+ and BBC AMERICA: Top Gear (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: Klutch Academy (Premiere)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: Black and Missing (Premiere) at 8pm
HULU: Holly Hobbie (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Fastest (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Masters of the Universe: Revelation (Premiere)
SOMM TV: Sparklers (Premiere)
DIY: Building Off the Grid (Finale) at 9pm

Production company MRC won $31 million in damages and legal fees in its case against Kevin Spacey and his production company over his firing from Netflix’s “House of Cards,” reports The Wall Street Journal. Spacey was let go following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct; MRC sued for lost revenue caused by to his exit. The ruling was made in October 2020 but didn’t become public until MRC filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Bobby Flay isn’t leaving Food Network after all. Negotiations between the celebrity chef and the network stalled in October, but Flay has signed a new three-year exclusive deal that includes development of new content for Food Network as well as for elsewhere within the Discovery portfolio. “I’m thrilled to extend my relationship with Food Network and Discovery,” said Flay, who has been in business with the company for 27 years. “Although these talks to renew took a little longer than expected, the important thing is that both sides are happy that we can now build on an already rock solid foundation.”
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“As union members, mistreatment of one of us is a problem for all of us,” states the WGA West’s Safe and Inclusive Workplace Pledge from over 50 prominent showrunners. “First steps” for the participants to take to help bring about systemic change include attending the WGAW’s inaugural anti-bias training; sharing and adhering to community standards, including how to report failures; and committing to meeting at least one writer from an underrepresented group for every open staffing slot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music industry drama “The Idol” scored a series order from HBO. Co-created by Sam Levinson (“Euphoria”), Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) and Reza Fahim, the series will star Tesfaye, Lily-Rose Depp (“Voyagers”), and Suzanna Son (“Red Rocket”). The studio is A24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big Bad Boo Studios greenlit animated series “Galapagos X” with commissioning Canadian broadcasters TVOKids, SRC Radio-Canada, Knowledge Kids, and TFO. Directed by Shabnam Rezaei, the new series focuses on climate change.
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Peacock and UK’s Channel 4 handed a season two renewal to comedy series “We Are Lady Parts.” The show “exploded onto our screens and into our hearts with irreverent humor, original storytelling, and boundary-pushing comedy,” said Lisa Katz, President Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We’re incredibly proud that this fan-favorite series was heralded as groundbreaking for Muslim representation on TV and can’t wait to continue on this journey with visionary creator Nida Manzoor and this beloved ensemble.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming back for season two is Netflix’s “Arcane.” The first six episodes of the animated series were watched for 34.1 million hours globally.

Roberto Patino (“DMZ”) signed an overall deal that establishes his own production banner, Analog Inc., in partnership with Netflix. First up is a series adaptation of Image Comics’ Nocterra, in development with Atomic Monster.

Alison Sweeney (“Murder, She Baked”) has joined the cast of Peacock film “Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas,” streaming Thursday, December 16. Sweeney joins former “Days” castmates Eileen Davidson, Deidre Hall and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gabriel Basso (“Hillbilly Elegy”) and Luciane Buchanan (“The New Legends of Monkey”) will star in “Netflix” political thriller series “The Night Agent,” based on the Matthew Quirk bestseller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s “Inventing Anna” will premiere on the streamer on Friday, February 11. The Shondaland series was inspired by the story of Anna Delvey, a German-born fraudster who conned New York society.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A potty-mouthed Santa played by Seth Rogan and an intrepid elf (Sarah Silverman) are the focus of HBO Max animated series “Santa Inc.”, arriving Thursday, December 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s “Married at First Sight” is back for season 14 with a three-hour episode starting at 8p on Wednesday, January 5. The debut will be preceded by two specials: “Season 14 Matchmaking Special” on Wednesday, December 29 at 8p, and “Kickoff Special” the following night at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“MacGruber,” based on the SNL parody of “MacGyver,” launches Thursday, December 16 on Peacock. Will Forte reprises his SNL (and 2010 film) role, along with Kristen Wiig.
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“Impulse Try with Remi Bader” premieres Thanksgiving weekend on Instagram, Facebook and Xfinity. Powered by NBCUniversal Checkout, the shoppable episodes will allow consumers to interact with the livestream and purchase products.
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Amazon’s “As We See It” will premiere Friday, January 21 in more than 240 countries. Based on an Israeli format, the comedy follows twentysomething roommates on the autism spectrum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ten-part limited series “Outbreak,” following the interconnected lives of people during an epidemic, premieres on Crackle on Wednesday, December 1.
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be honored with “The People’s Champion” award at the 2021 “People’s Choice Awards,” airing Tuesday, December 7 at 9p on NBC and E!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two premiere of discovery+ series “Family Dinner” on Friday, December 10 has host Andrew Zimmern visiting families to explore how the cultural, regional and historical facets about what and how we eat.
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The 12th annual “CMA Country Christmas” special will blend holiday classics with several original songs performed in an at-home setting, overseen by first-time hosts hosts Gabby Barrett (“Silent Night”) and Carly Pearce (“O Holy Night”). The program debuts Monday, November 29 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” movie launches Friday, January 14 at 9p. The film picks up where the series, canceled after seven seasons with no closure for fans, left off.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 59th annual MIPTV will take place in person in Cannes from April 20-22. A reformatted“business-efficient” schedule will have MIPFORMATS and MIPDOC – previously held the weekend prior to the market – rolled into the main MIPTV program in the Palais des Festivals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ and HBO Max will share streaming windows for theatrical film “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” starting Wednesday, December 15. It’s one of select titles that will stream on both Disney+ and HBO Max via an amended output agreement running throughout the 2022 release year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TikTok TV has arrived on Samsung Smart TVs in the US. The TikTok TV app has been specifically created for a TV home-viewing experience, and includes a personalized “Discover” page. Available on all 2018 – 2021 Samsung Smart TVs, the app can be downloaded directly to Samsung Smart TV from the app store.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scenic Artists Michael and Denise Okuda (“Star Trek” franchise) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Art Directors Guild Awards, set for Saturday, March 5.
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Nominees in television categories for the Casting Society of America’s 37th annual Artios Awards include “The Boys,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Mandalorian,” “Pose” and “This Is Us” for drama, and “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Call My Agent,” Pen15,” “The Kominsky Method,” “Shrill” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” for comedy.
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Netflix is acquiring special effects company Scanline VFX (“Cowboy Bebop”). The streamer will invest in Scanline’s pipeline, infrastructure and workforce “and continue to support the pioneering work that Scanline’s Eyeline Studios is doing in virtual production to push the boundaries of what is visibly possible,” wrote Netflix’s VP of Studio Operations Amy Reinhard in a company blog post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walmart and Yahoo have launched “Holiday with Heart,” featuring shoppable content and immersive capabilities from AR to add-to-cart functionality. This marks the companies’ third consecutive year partnering for the holidays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous” delivered its highest-rated season premiere on Tuesday, November 16, at 9p with a 0.66 Live+3 rating among P25-54, a 24% increase over its season two premiere. The rating among P25-54 was a 15% increase over year-ago levels and a 60% lift over the prior six weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scott M. Mills has been promoted to CEO of BET. Mills has spent four years as President of the brand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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