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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/24/21)
AMAZON: Hanna (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Hawkeye (Premiere)
HULU: City of Angels | City of Death (Premiere)
NETFLIX: True Story (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Saved by the Bell (Premiere)
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Engineering Catastrophes (Premiere) at 9pm
YOU TUBE: Liza on Demand (Premiere)
HBO: Black and Missing (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Secrets of the Dead (Finale) at 10pm

Hugh Dancy (“Hannibal”) has been set to star in NBC’s upcoming revival of “Law & Order.” Also in the lineup is Anthony Anderson (“black-ish”), who will reprise the role he played on seasons 18-20 of the procedural.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s “Euphoria” returns for its Covid-delayed season two on January 9. Series star Zendaya broke the news on social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Holiday shopping is already on the move, and that includes TV ad spending. It’s down slightly from last year, according to iSpot data. For the days between October 1-November 18, brands spent more than $319 million on holiday-related TV spots, down from $328 million in 2020. Leading all networks, over 10% of all holiday-related TV ad impressions appeared on Hallmark (with another 2.8% on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries). On the retail front, Walmart spending is up 70% and Amazon in up 49%, while other retail brands have seen more modest increases (or none at all).
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan will be a passenger on a Blue Origin flight into space on December 9. “I want to go to space,” said Strahan on “GMA.” “I think being there at the first launch, it really was mind-blowing.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Directors Guild of America has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for a contract covering national commercials. The two-year deal was approved at a special meeting of the guild’s national board and now heads to the guild’s membership for ratification. “Our Commercial Negotiations Committee negotiated a fantastic agreement coming out of a tumultuous period for the industry,” said DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter. “This contract contains significant gains for our members and will grow this area of work for years to come.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Canal 22 Internacional has joined the UN-led global campaign against gender-based violence, “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.” During the 16 days of activism (November 25-December 10), Canal 22 Internacional will sport an orange logo for its national and international programming and will present special programming to raise awareness about this tragedy spreading the Spanish-speaking community in US.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anne Burrell (“Worst Cooks in America)” has signed an exclusive multi-year deal that includes at least two more cycles of her Food Network series. In the upcoming season, Burrell is joined for the first time by Chef Cliff Crooks to lead the newest batch of twelve culinary nightmares. The next season is set to premiere early next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal International Studios has a new name: Universal International Studios. The move is aimed at better aligning with Universal Studio Group and studio sibs UCP, Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Exile Content Studio has partnered with composer/musicians Beatriz “Bea” Luengo and Yoteul Romero to produce a full-length documentary “Patria y Vida,” based on Luengo and Romero’s hip-hop song of the same name. The documentary will explore how the song sparked a movement, with Cuban people taking to the streets to demand change and greater freedom and chanting “Patria y Vida (Homeland and Life).”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Feldman (“Designated Survivor”) has been named showrunner of Fox’s upcoming “Monarch,” replacing Michael Rauch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”) will play the lead in ITV’s “It’s a Sin,” telling the true story of a soap opera actress booted from her show after 20 years. The three-parter comes from Quay Street Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of soap opera actors, “General Hospital” has one less. Steve Burton, who has appeared on the show for most of the last 30 years, says he was let go because of his refusal to comply with the show’s Covid vaccine mandate. He joins Ingo Rademacher, another long-time cast member, who also exited after refusing to comply with the mandate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel has got you covered the day before and the day after you dive into that turkey and dressing, with the start of an all-new season of “Engineering Catastrophes” on Wednesday, November 24 at 9p, and “Homemade Astronauts” on Friday at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber,” Showtime’s new anthology series about one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber, is set to premiere Sunday, February 27 at 10p. The season depicts the roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Uma Thurman star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sandbox Kids has launched Hopster Learning, an educational entertainment channel for preschoolers, on Prime Video Channels in the US. The new channel focuses on children’s social emotional learning.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Moonbbug Entertainment has partnered with YouTube Originals in a collaboration with UNICEF to premiere the prequel to the football animated series, “Supa Strikas” called “Supa Strikas: Rookie Season.” The series will teach and encourage children to practice fairness, teamwork and the importance of never giving up on your dreams. The first six of 12 episodes will be available to stream on the “Supa Trikas” YouTube channel starting December 3 at 4a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leading up to Turkey Day comes – gulp – “Fresh Meat: The Jeffery Dahmer Story.” The two-hour special, which begins streaming on Wednesday, November 24 on Tubi, jumps into the mind of America’s most notorious cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer, and uncovers psychological patterns of similar murderers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment announced the results of the 2021 NYC Digital Games Industry Economic Impact Study. Findings of the report conclude that in 2020 the industry supported 7,600 jobs, $762 million in wages, and $2 billion in economic output.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing has acquired North American, UK, Australian and New Zealand rights to Sterlin Harjo’s documentary feature “Love and Fury.” The film, to be released on select screens and on Netflix beginning December 3, chronicles a group of Native artists as they work to amplify indigenous creativity in a post-colonial world and navigate their careers without seeking permission.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision is set to finish November as the fourth largest broadcast network, averaging 1.4 million total viewers, 546,000 A18049 and 208,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (1.0, up 11%) matched its highest rating of the year, taking over sole possession of third place in its 19th and final season. Weekly national numbers for the show’s November 18th Meghan Markle exclusive will not be available until next week, however the Duchess of Sussex sent Ellen’s overnights up 50% in New York and 133% in Los Angeles on the day of her appearance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s “Tiger King 2” was #2 on the streamer’s Top 10 for the week of November 15-21, tailing only “Arcane.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also opening strong was Amazon’s series adaptation of The Wheel of Time fantasy novels. The show was Amazon’s most-watched debut of the year and one of its top 5 series launches ever.
(Source: Cynopsis)

How sweet it is: week two of Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge” posted a 1.0 W-25-54 Live+3 rating and was the #2 (non-sports) cable program last Thursday night among W-25-54 (#3 overall). Its W25-54 ratings grew 15% from the season premiere and more than doubled YAGO timeslot benchmarks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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