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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 12/1/21)
AMAZON: Blippi’s Treehouse (Premiere)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Orange County (Premiere) at 9pm
BRIT BOX: The Tower (Premiere)
FUSE: Don’t Cancel Me With Amara La Negra (Premiere) at 11pm
HULU: Candified: Home for the Holidays (Premiere)
NAT GEO: Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Christmas in Rockefeller Center (Premiere) at 7pm
NBC: 89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Kayko & Kokosh (Premiere)
NETFLIX: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Lost in Space (Premiere)
NHL on TNT: Road to the NHL Winter Classic (Premiere)
YOU TUBE: Tab Time (Premiere)
USA: The Sinner (Finale) at 10pm

No blackout here: Comcast and The Walt Disney Company have renewed their content carriage agreement. In addition to continuing to make Disney’s lineup available to Xfinity TV customers, the deal calls for Comcast to distribute the ACC Network, allowing followers of the Atlantic Coast Conference to access the multiplatform network in the coming weeks.
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For one night only, Jennifer Aniston will play Blair in a recreation of “The Facts of Life.” Also onboard are Gabrielle Union (“L.A.’s Finest”) as Tootie, Kathryn Hahn (“WandaVision”) as Jo, and Allison Tolman (“Fargo”) as Natalie. The reenactment of the 1979-88 sitcom, part of Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” series, airs Tuesday, December 7 on ABC, where it will run with a previously announced “Diff’rent Strokes” episode (with John Lithgow as Mr. Drummond and Kevin Hart as Arnold).
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s “Kevin Can F**k Himself” will end after its upcoming season two. The series, which premiered in June, was biggest new series launch in the history of AMC+ “and was particularly popular with young, upscale and female-skewing viewers,” noted AMC Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming to a close after its second season is Hulu comedy “PEN15.” The decision was made by series creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who play 13-year-old versions of themselves in the year 2000.
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The ARF and the NYU School of Professional Studies are launching a co-developed academic program, the ARF Certificate of Marketing Optimization and Insights. The program, commencing in the spring 2022 semester, offers professionals examples of the real-world application of research and analytic methods needed to diagnose marketing problems, iterate solutions and evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ViacomCBS has entered into a definitive agreement to sell CBS Studio Center and its associated operating business to a partnership formed by Hackman Capital Partners and Square Mile Capital Management. Price tag: approximately $1.85 billion. ViacomCBS will lease back its existing office space at least through June 2022, as plans move forward for employees to relocate to the ViacomCBS office building near the corner of Sunset and Gower. “This sale is part of an ongoing optimization of ViacomCBS’ real estate and operations portfolio and will allow the company to re-deploy capital to strategic growth priorities, including streaming,” said Naveen Chopra, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, ViacomCBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Outlander” stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish will hit the road again for a six-episode second season of the Starzplay travel docuseries “Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham” – this time in New Zealand. Developed by Heughan and McTavish, the original series is produced by Boardwalk Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roller skating coming-of-age comedy “Saturdays” scored a series order from Disney Channel. The show comes from Marsai Martin (“black-ish”) and her Genius Entertainment, and Norman Vance Jr. (“Girlfriends”).
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INSP has made a significant investment in Blink Studios, a full-service independent studio based in Toronto. The investment is part of a commitment to expand INSP’s relationships in the international film and production community, said Dale Ardizzone, COO of INSP LLC, who added, “Blink Studios is on the cutting edge of entertainment content development with a management team of experienced, forward-thinking creative minds.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cardiac surgeon and host of “The Dr. Oz Show” Mehmet Oz has thrown his hat in the ring to take the seat of retiring Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Pat Toomey. Oz announced his candidacy in an Op Ed in the Washington Examiner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sherri Saum has been elevated from recurring to series regular for season three of Netflix’s “Locke & Key,” arriving in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rainmaker Content has inked a first look deal with Caroline Roberts-Cherry and Sally Lindsay’s production company, Saffron Cherry Productions. The agreement will allow a first look at all new scripted drama from Saffron Cherry.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

“Ladies Who List: Atlanta” joins OWN’s Friday night unscripted block on January 7 at 9p. The series follows six Black women working in luxury real estate in the Atlanta area.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Out of Stock: Supply Chain Crisis” premieres Saturday, December 18 at 8p. The Discovery three-parter looks at how the shipping system has broken down, and what it means for consumers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK drama “The Larkins” premieres on Acorn TV on Monday, December 13. The series follows stories of family and village life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crackle original series “Outbreak” centers on a public health directorracing the clock to isolate a virus in a Montreal homeless population before it turns into pandemic. Premiere date: Wednesday, December 15.
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Netflix shared premiere dates for genre series, including thriller “Archive 81,” inspired by the podcast, on Friday, January 14; “In From the Cold,” centered on a single mom who was once a Russian spy, on Friday, January 28; “Vikings: Valhalla,” set over 100 years after the end of the original series, on Friday, February 25; and season two of “Raising Dion” on Tuesday, February 1. “In my ten years at Netflix, it’s been thrilling to see the dropped jaws, the all-caps tweets/the hilarious memes and the passionate theories inspired by these once-in-a-lifetime moments,” wrote Peter Friedlander, head of scripted series, in a blog post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season four premiere of Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” lands February 18. Episodes will drop two at a time over four Fridays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV spinoff specials “Teen Mom: Family Reunion” and “Teen Mom: Girls’ Night In” premiere back-to-back on Tuesday, January 11 at 8p.
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HGTV’s “Home Town” returns for a new season Sunday, December 26 at 8p. In the renovation series, Ben and Erin Napier use their artistic vision and passion for restoration to turn worn properties into treasured homes for their fellow residents in Laurel, Mississippi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery special “When Buildings Collapse: Disaster in Surfside,” premiering Saturday, December 4 at 8p, sheds light on what happened when a Florida condominium suddenly fell down last June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock acquired rights to documentary short “Right to Try,” about HIV survivor and activist Jeffrey Drew’s search for a cure for HIV. The film is produced by Octavia Spencer and directed by Zeberiah Newman (“The Late Late Show With James Corden”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dateline NBC special “Murder in the House of Gucci” premieres Friday, December 3 at 9p, examining the Gucci family’s fashion business, as well as the murder that was portrayed in Ridley Scott movie “House of Gucci.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kim Kardashian West will receive The Fashion Icon” award at the 2021 “People’s Choice Awards,” simulcast on NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 7 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundations, is giving over 2,000 laptops and free internet service for a year to young people, students, and seniors across the country. “From virtual learning to online job applications, helping our community with technology tools and resources is more important than ever,” said Christina Kolbjornsen, SVP of Corporate and External Affairs at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TEGNA Foundation, the charitable foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. in partnership with local stations, has awarded 234 Community Grants. The majority of 2021’s support UN Sustainable Development Goals Good Health and Well-Being (42%); Quality Education (22%); and Zero Hunger (20%). “Our stations’ continued commitment to empowering their local communities through fundraising and grantmaking is invaluable and inspiring,” said Dave Lougee, President and CEO, TEGNA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With an average audience of 37.84 million viewers, CBS’s Thanksgiving football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys ranks as the most-watched NFL season regular season game since 1993.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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