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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 12/8/21)
DISNEY+: Welcome to Earth (Premiere)
A&E: Killer Cases (Finale) at 10p
CBS: Tough as Nails (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: CSI: Vegas (Finale) at 10pm
CNBC: Jay Leno’s Garage (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: Alter Ego (Finale) at 9pm

Game Show Network has a new president. John Zaccario, who was previously GSN’s Executive Vice President, Ad Sales, has been appointed to the post, effective immediately. He succeeds Mark Feldman, who left the company to join Scopely upon the sale of the GSN Games business, which was completed this week. Zaccario’s responsibilities include the running of Game Show Network, it’s production arm, Game Show Enterprises, gameshownetwork.com, getTV, Sony Movies, Sony Cine, and the distribution of the Game Show Network and Sony Libraries via FAST Channels. Zaccario joined Game Show Network in 2008 as Executive Vice President of Game Show Network Advertising Sales.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comcast and Fuse Media announced a multiyear agreement for the return of Fuse and FM – Fuse Music to the Comcast channel lineup. The new pact includes rights for Comcast to make Fuse’s new streaming platform, Fuse+, available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex as well as its XClass TVs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is teaming with non-profit organization IllumiNative on a program designed to support the work of early and mid-career Indigenous producers. Kicking off in April 2022, the program will support seven individuals who will develop a current project, attend monthly workshops, and benefit from various mentoring and networking opportunities, while receiving a $25,000 stipend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Classic Movies is honoring Lily Tomlin with a hand and footprint ceremony in the courtyard of TCL Chinese Theatre Imax in Hollywood during the 13th TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 22. In addition, the third Robert Osborne Award, recognizing an individual who has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic film alive for future generations, will be presented to film critic and historian Leonard Maltin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Endemol Shine North America is partnering with Abby Greensfelder’s Everywoman Studios and Realscreen to expand the annual Propelle Program, which aims to support the careers of up-and-coming women creators, pairing them with leaders in the industry for mentorship and project workshopping. In addition to Propelle’s original documentary/docuseries program, the expansion will allow the women-focused content accelerator to double the number of creators it mentors and give out an additional Accelerator Award for unscripted formats.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Giada De Laurentiis has signed a new exclusive deal with Food Network. De Laurentiis will continue to produce and front content for both the linear network and discovery+, including all-new series “Simply Giada,” premiering Sunday, January 9 at 11:30a on Food Network. “I’m excited to share all of the new projects I’ve been working on with viewers. Get ready for more adventures, fun… and pasta, of course,” said De Laurentiis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Communications Inc. has partnered with Selena Gomez to produce her first-ever Spanish-language series “Mi Vecino, El Cartel” (“The Cartel Among Us”) via her company July Moon Productions and alongside Blackfin. The true-crime documentary series explores a murder that rocked a quiet town in Texas and launched a multi-year international investigation. It will be available on Univision’s new global streaming platform set to launch in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Sex Lives of College Girls” is getting a sophomore season. HBO Max has renewed the dramedy created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble that follows the lives and affairs of four college roommates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ has ordered a third season of “Truth Be Told.” The mystery anthology series stars and is executive produced by Octavia Spencer, who portrays a podcaster willing to risk everything in the pursuit of truth and justice. Maisha Closson (“Claws,” “How to Get Away with Murder”) is coming onboard as executive producer and showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Drag competition series “Dragula” received a fifth season order from Shudder. The renewal comes ahead of the final two episodes of the show’s fourth season, with the finale airing Tuesday, December 21. In the seven weeks since it premiered, The Boulet Brothers’ “Dragula” Season 4 has been the most watched program on Shudder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Drama/satire “Hipster Death Rattle,” from Rafael Agustin, Marvin Lemus and Wilmer Valderrama, is in the works at The CW. Based on the novel of the same name by Richie Narvaez, the one-hour series is set in a historically Latino neighborhood that’s falling victim to aggressive gentrification.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max has greenlit “Bunny & Clyde,” a narrative scripted half-hour comedy from “Search Party” alums Jeffery Self and Cole Escola and talent management, production and distribution group Avalon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has renewed “Outer Banks” for a third season. The coming-of-age mystery series is set on the island of the same name off the coast of North Carolina and the Bahamas. The series creators, Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke, are returning as showrunners and executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: “Parks and Rec” alum Nick Offerman has boarded the cast of HBO’s “The Last Of Us,” replacing Con O’Neill, who had a scheduling conflict… upcoming BET+ drama “Kingdom Business” will be led by Yolanda Adams, as the reigning “Queen of Gospel” Denita Jordan, and Serayah as Rbel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Things are about to get hideous at HGTV. The network known for showcasing beautiful homes is set to debut “Ugliest House in America” on Monday, January 3 at 10p. Hosted by Retta, a home design enthusiast, comedian and actress, the five-part event series will feature tours of 12 properties nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The hidden realities behind the fable and philosophy of the Playboy empire are exposed in A&E Network’s documentary series, “Secrets of Playboy,” bowing Monday, January 24 at 9p. Four years after Hugh Hefner’s death, insiders, colleagues, executives, Playmates and employees share the story of what life within the Playboy world was like.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Coach Kings,” an adult animated comedy from Dillon Francis and Brandon Dermer debuts Monday, December 16 on the FallArmy streaming channel. The short-form series, which premiered on FallArmy social media on Monday, follows the adventures of Francis and his childhood best friend Eric Hamilton as they channel surf from the sanctuary of their living room.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Ken and Barbie Killers: The Lost Murder Tapes” bows on ID and discovery+ on Sunday, December 12. The show offers a cautionary tale of an image-obsessed couple living their lives in front of the camera before the rise of today’s selfie generation. says Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A pair of season finales are fast approaching. “Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records” comes to a close on Sunday, December 12 at 10p. Meanwhile, AMC+ serial killer thriller “Ragdoll” wraps up on Thursday, December 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Stars on Stage from Westport Country Playhouse” premieres on three consecutive Fridays, January 7-21 at 9p on PBS (check local listings). The concert specials feature a trio of Broadway artists – Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean and Brandon Victor Dixon – performing classic and contemporary songs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV debuts the film “Help” on Monday, January 31. Starring Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) and Stephen Graham (“The North Water,” “Line of Duty”) it delves into the bond between a young care worker and a nursing home resident living with young onset dementia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is decking the halls with three days of concerts, specials, music videos and more. The Holiday Music Celebration begins on Saturday, December 11 at 8p with the “Nothing But Videos: Holiday Special,” featuring Taylor Swift’s Christmas Tree Farm, Michael Buble’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“We Stay Looking,” a scripted satirical “true crime” podcast adapted from the HBO series “Insecure” and a follow-up to “Looking for LaToya,” will be available on streaming services on Wednesday, December 8. Produced by Issa Rae’s Raedio, Tenderfoot TV and HBO Max, the show exposes the corruption of the justice system.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yamiche Alcindor in heading to NBC to cover President Joe Biden’s administration. She served as White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2021 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
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