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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/15/22)
DISCOVERY+: Beyond Oak Island (Premiere)
FX: Atlanta (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Black Widows: Kiss, Marry Kill (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Messyness (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Terim (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Dogs in Space (Premiere)
PBS: La Otra Mirada (Premiere) at 10pm
PEACOCK: Vampire Academy (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Til Jail Do Us Part (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: The Light in the Hall (Premiere)
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Ghost Adventures (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Press Your Luck (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: Generation Gap (Finale) at 9pm

While he characterized reports of Showtime’s streaming content moving to Paramount+ as “rumor,” Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish acknowledged the subject has come up. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia + Technology Conference, Bakish said, “If we weren’t having that conversation, you should fire all of us, because we should have that conversation. It’s not like we’ve made a decision that we’re going to do something on such-and-such a date. But I guarantee you that media will continue to evolve. I guarantee you that our product line will continue to evolve and get better. And I guarantee you that we will continue to work with distributors and provide value to them such that they benefit.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

About 100 employees at Warner Bros. Discovery were laid off on Tuesday, mostly from the ad sales division in the United States, according to The New York Times. Additional rounds of layoffs are expected, as WBD follows through on its post-merger plan to find $3 billion in cost savings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is also undergoing layoffs, with 30 staff members cut from the film animation group. The move follows a reorganization in the department in July and the acquisition of studio Animal Logic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“MasterChef” landed a season 13 renewal from Fox. The cooking competition averages 4.7 million multi-platform viewers, marking a +108% lift from Live + Same Day. Expanding to two hours on August 17, “MasterChef” has led FOX to two consecutive Wednesday night wins among Adults 18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime has canceled “Flatbush Misdemeanors” after two seasons. The comedy is based on the digital series from Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman set in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Talk about a Forever Home: “Property Brothers” superstars Drew and Jonathan Scott will stay with their HGTV family for at least three more years. After a bidding war, the real estate and renovation experts signed a deal with HGTV for current and future projects. “Our long and successful collaboration with Drew and Jonathan is largely built on their endless creativity reserves and their ability to establish deep connections with audiences,” said Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery. “These are stars who consistently attract and engage fans, no matter the platform, so this new agreement ensures that together we can continue to develop more fun, innovative content that will excite viewers for years to come.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming-of-age comedy “Most Talkative,” inspired by the best-seller by Andy Cohen, is in development at NBC. Writers Gordon Greenberg and Michael Weiner will EP along with Cohen, with Todd Holland directing and serving as exec producer, along with Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold and Chris Dickie, who will executive produce under Blumhouse Television. “I’m tickled to use my childhood as the jumping off point for what I know will be a hilarious show, and to work with an incredible team,” said Cohen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rodrigo Santoro (“Westworld”) will play a lead opposite Sarah Michell Gellar in Paramount+ “Teen Wolf” spin-off “Wolf Pack.” The drama from MTV Entertainment Studios follows teens whose lives are changed after a wildfire awakens a supernatural creature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shaun Sipos (“Outer Range”) is sticking with Prime Video with a lead role in season two of the streamer’s “Reacher.” This season will be based on Lee Child novel Bad Luck and Trouble.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Diedrich Bader (“American Housewife”), Sara Amini (“Future Man”), Cedric Yarbrough (“Carol’s Second Act”) and Suzanne Cryer (“Silicon Valley”) landed series regular roles in AMC’s “Straight Man,” starring Bob Odenkirk.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”) has boarded HBO Max limited series “Full Circle,” following the investigation into a botched kidnapping.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guest stars on season two of ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” will include Leslie Odom Jr. (“One Night in Miami”), Lauren Weedman (“Euphoria”) and Keyla Monterroso Mejia (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Romantic anthology drama “Cherish the Day” debuts a new story on Tuesday, October 4 at 9p on OWN. The first season of “Cherish the Day” ranked #1 in its time period across all of cable with Black women, households, and total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sophomore run of HBO space comedy “Avenue 5” starts Monday, October 10 at 10p. The season picks up five months after the spacecraft fails to reroute after falling perilously off-course.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The stories of women who pursue wealth and leave death in their wake are told in Oxygen’s “Black Widow Murders,” premiering Sunday September 25 at 7p.
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“WOW – Women Of Wrestling” will premiere nationwide in syndication the weekend of September 17. The series has been cleared in 100% of the US, including on station groups CBS stations, Sinclair Communications, Nexstar Broadcasting, Hearst Television, TEGNA Media, Weigel Broadcasting, Gray Media and Cox Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock’s “The Amber Ruffin Show” returns for season three on September 30. What to expect? “This time we have more stars and more margaritas!” promises. Ruffin. “It’s gonna be a party!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix docuseries “Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror” will premiere Sunday, October 2 at 10p. The five-parter is a retrospective on the horror genre from the company regarded as a driving force in the horror renaissance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The schedule for PBS three-parter “The U.S. and the Holocaust” has been adjusted to accommodate programming around the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19. The show’s premiere will still air Sunday, September 18, but episodes two and three will now air the following Tuesday and Wednesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV countdown series “The Top Ten Revealed” resumes season five on Tuesday, October 4 at 8p. The late David A. Arnold is one of the new experts in the season, having taped his commentary this past July. Comedian Arnold (“It Ain’t For The Weak”) passed away on September 7 at the age of 54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mexican actor and singer-songwriter Mane de la Parra will be joining Chiquinquirá Delgado as co-host on the new season of Univision’s “Mira Quien Baila All Stars” (Look Who’s Dancing All Stars). The celebrity dance competition premieres Sunday, October 9 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Bridge,” adapted from Danish-Swedish crime drama “Bron/Broen,” premieres Wednesday, October 12 at 11p on Ovation TV. The series was originally slated to kick off October 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Author/mother of seven/lawyer Stacy Lyn Harris is taking over as host of Outdoor Channel’s “The Sporting Chef,” which starts a new season on September 19 at 8:30p. Harris is replacing game chef and executive producer Scott Leysath.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN saw its most-watched Monday Night Football game since 2009and its third best Monday game in the current era as 19,845,000 viewers – across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes – turned in for the Seahawks’ victory over the Broncos this week. The showdown marked the debut of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the MNF broadcast booth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of the NFL, ahead of Prime Video’s inaugural Thursday Night Football coverage tonight, the company is plotting a takeover to drive awareness. The TNF takeover of Amazon.com including a new countdown clock feature at the top right, while the Chargers/Chiefs official landing page will feature how-to-watch information, alternative feed broadcasts and the new NFL x Prime Video sports comedy show, The Pile On.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jay Croucher, head of trading for PointsBet, has joined NBC Sports full time as a betting analyst. There he will share his expertise on all things sports betting, from futures to finding value in the daily and weekly markets across all sports. Additionally, Croucher will contribute to written content for NBC Sports EDGE’s website and social platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse Media FAST channel Fuse Beat has rebranded to Shades of Black. “The rebrand to Shades of Black aligns the channel more closely with its brand mission, which is to celebrate the multifaceted Black experience and impact on our culture,” said Fuse Media Chairman & CEO, Miguel Roggero. “In little more than a year since its launch, the channel has connected strongly with audiences, growing each month to its highest viewership yet this past August.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix will feature “news, never-before-seen footage, trailers, and first looks” at Tudum, its second annual free virtual fan event on September 24. In addition to previewing shows from Korea, India, Japan and more, there will be peeks at hits like “The Crown,” “Bridgerton.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Made-for-TV movie “The Waltons Thanksgiving” will premiere November 20 on The CW. The film, narrated by original John-Boy Richard Thomas, follows the net’s most-watched special of the 2021-22 season, “The Waltons Homecoming.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC has announced additional celebrity attendees set to appear in “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter,” airing Thursday, September 22 at 9p. Added to the lineup are Asante Blackk, George Clooney, Laverne Cox, Isabella Gomez, Emily Hampshire, Tom Hanks, Rita Moreno, Ms. Pat, Jay Pharoah, Rob Reiner, Aida Rodriguez and George Wallace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel has viewers covered for Halloween. In addition to tonight’s premiere of “Ghost Adventures” is two-hour special “Ghost Adventures: Devil’s Den” on Thursday, September 29, and special “The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno” on Monday, October 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO documentary “Mama’s Boy” debuts Tuesday, October 18 at 9p during LGBTQ history month. The film centers on the upbringing of the screenwriter of “Milk,” Dustin Lance Black. Traveling back to the places where he grew up, Black explores his childhood roots, gay identity and close relationship with his mother, who became Black’s emotional rock and ultimately, the inspiration for his activism.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Classic Movies has two new original docs on tap: “High Noon on the Waterfront” (October 13) and “By Design: The Joe Caroff Story” (October 18), as part of curated nights of classic films about the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood Blacklist and of films with movie posters designed by Joe Caroff, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FETV reported its highest monthly average ratings ever in August among Total Day with Total Audience, HHs, A25-54 and A35-54, along with A25-54 and A35-64 in Prime. The network ranked #41 in Total Day in HHs among ad-supported cable networks and #35 in Prime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere episode of HGTV’s “Good Bones: Risky Business”attracted more than 3.4 million total viewers on Tuesday, September 6, and garnered a .59 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .83 among W25-54. The ratings reflect increases of 18 percent and 22 percent respectively over the prior six weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite depressed PUT levels caused by the holiday weekend, three courtroom programs rose in the pre-season session ending September 4. “Judge Judy” (4.4 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 5% from the week before) led the legal field with more than 6.5 million daily viewers and ranked as syndication’s second-highest show overall behind “Family Feud” (4.9, down 6%). “Hot Bench” (five-week high 1.3, up 8%) was the #2 court show, while “People’s Court” (0.7, up 17%) took third.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lowry Mays, founder of Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), died September 13. He was 87.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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