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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/21/22)
ABC: The Conners (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: The Goldbergs (Premiere) at 8:30pm
ABC: Abbott Elementary (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Home Economics (Premiere) at 9:30pm
ABC: Big Sky (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: The Black Hamptons (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Survivor (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: The Amazing Race (Premiere) at 10pm
DISNEY+: Andor (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Super/Natural (Premiere)
DISNEY JR.: Firebuds (Premiere) at 10:30am
FOX: The Masked Singer (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: LEGO Masters (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: The Challenge: Untold History (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Chicago Med (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Chicago Fire (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Chicago P.D. (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Designing Miami (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Iron Chef: Mexico (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Fortune Teller: A TV Scam (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Only for Love (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Prisma (Premiere)
PBS: The US and the Holocaust (Finale) at 8pm

NBCUniversal announced “Open Doors: Where Small Businesses Thrive,” a new One Platform program that supports diverse, small businesses by providing access to marketing and advertising resources. State Farm will serve as the inaugural launch partner alongside Walton Isaacson as the creative small business storytellers. The program will launch across NBCUniversal’s One Platform during Hispanic Heritage Month. “Visual and audio creative content are essential to brand building and also rebranding,” said Walton Isaacson Founder and CEO Aaron Walton. “Yet startups and small businesses cannot always afford the investment to reap the recognition that big brand resources can. This initiative affords small businesses that opportunity and the tools and resources they need to build better businesses.”
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The Golden Globes are returning to NBC in 2023. But the dick clark productions-produced show will air Tuesday, January 10 – not the usual Sunday – and the network has just a one-year deal, versus its former multi-year agreement. The one-year agreement “allows the HFPA and dcp to explore new opportunities for domestic and global distribution across a variety of platforms in the future,” noted a release about the show’s return. NBC canceled this year’s show amid allegations of corruption and lack of diversity at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “It’s great to be back at the Beverly Hilton,” said Helen Hoehne, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “The HFPA remains committed to important changes and supporting programs which prioritize diversity, inclusion, and transparency.” Nominations will be announced on December 12.
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Another one bites the dust at NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Chris Rudd, with the show since 2017, is the eighth cast member to exit ahead of season 48. “Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime,” said Redd. “Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth. Now, with friends who have become family and memories I will cherish forever, I’m grateful to Lorne Michaels and to the entire SNL organization.” The new season premieres October 1.
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In more SNL news, the first host of the sketch comedy’s new season will be Miles Teller (“Top Gun: Maverick”), with musical guest Kendrick Lamar. Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) and musical guest Willlow, daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, take charge for week two, and Megan Thee Stallion does double duty on October 15.
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HBO has launched Fifty Years of Firsts, a campaign celebrating HBO’s 50th anniversary on November 8. “HBO’s legacy is one of telling groundbreaking stories. Fifty Years of Firsts celebrates the works of those who elevated the entertainment experience and gives a look ahead from those who will continue to do so in HBO’s future,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO and HBO Max. “We are excited to relive these moments with fans and honor our brilliant storytellers.”
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McDonald’s was denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Allen Media Group divisions Entertainment Studios and Weather Group. The AMG lawsuit seeks $10 billion in damages for racial discrimination. According to the lawsuit, McDonald’s intentionally discriminated against AMG divisions Entertainment Studios and Weather Group through a pattern of racial stereotyping and refusals to contract in violation of the law. The case will now proceed to trial before a jury in May 2023.
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ABC handed a pilot order for a procedural from Drew Goddard (“Daredevil”) and ABC Signature. The untitled project centers on a single mom with an uncanny knack for solving crimes.
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ViX+ and 3Pas Studios announced “They Came at Night” (wt), part of the previously announced first look deal between 3Pas Studios and TelevisaUnivision. Inspired by true events, the workplace comedy gives a behind-the-scenes look at the group of underdogs who created the Spanish version of the 1930 horror classic, “Dracula.”
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Jimmy Kimmel is sticking with ABC for three more years. The host and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will stay through the show’s 23rd season. “For 20 years, Jimmy Kimmel has been a huge part of the ABC family and the heartbeat of late-night television,” said Craig Erwich president, ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “Not only has he entertained our audiences night after night with his sharp comedy, dynamic interviews and irreverent humor, but he has gotten us through some of the most momentous events in our history with optimism and heart.” Added Kimmel, “After two decades at ABC, I am now looking forward to three years of what they call ‘quiet quitting.’”
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Peacock gave a straight-to-series order for its first adult animated series, “In the Know,” from Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butt-Head”, “Silicon Valley”), Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley”) and Brandon Gardner. Judge and Woods will both star. Alongside Judge, Greg Daniels (“The Office”) and Dustin Davis executive produce for Bandera Entertainment. The series centers on NPR’s third most popular host, a “well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod” and stop-motion puppet.
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Moonbug Entertainment is expanding its infant music show “Little Baby Bum” with the creation of new content and a creative refresh. The next phase of growth includes animation enhancements with the creative evolution of the characters, new music and working with educational consultancy, Peeple.
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Canela Media announced the launch of its Rising Notes Emerging Artists’ content series in partnership with McDonald’s USA. Through featured segments on Canela Music, Rising Notes introduces up-and-coming Latino talent. “McDonald’s partnership with Canela Music is the latest investment made to support the Latino community through one of our most beloved passion points: music,” said Isabel Rafferty Zavala, co-founder & CEO of Canela Media. “Rising Notes is an amazing opportunity to spotlight new Latino musicians while connecting with young audiences.”
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Oscar winner Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”) has signed a first-look deal at Starlight Television (“The Dropout”) to develop TV series. “Chloe is a visionary filmmaker and, since the moment we finished ‘Nomadland’, we have looked to find new ways to collaborate again,” said Searchlight Presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum. “We are inspired by the breadth of Chloe’s storytelling passions and are beyond happy to be able to link arms and expand the opportunities to support personal, powerful, and enduring stories.”
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FOX Nation has signed Roseanne Barr to produce and perform in a comedy special. “A Roseanne Comedy Special” will be released exclusively on the streamer in 1Q23, marking Roseanne’s first stand-up special in 16 years.
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Casting notes: Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) has joined the cast of HBO Max limited series “Full Circle,” from Steven Soderbergh and Ed Solomon….Logan Lerman will star in Hulu limited series “We Were the Lucky Ones,” alongside his “Bullet Train” castmate Joey KingGloria Reuben (“ER”) and Donal Logue (“Vikings”) are onboard season three of CBS’ “The Equalizer.”
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HGTV’s “Saving the Manor” follows a couple as they single-handedly renovate a dilapidated historic English estate, starting Friday, October 7 at 10p.
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Season five of “Inside Amy Schumer” premieres Thursday, October 20 on Paramount+. Two episodes will be available to stream the day of the premiere, with three more rolling out weekly. The sketch series originally aired on Comedy Central from 2013-16.
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Sports documentary and true crime converge in ViX+ docu-series “Cenizas de la Gloria” (Ashes from Glory), arriving on the SVOD Thursday, September 22.
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Murder mystery “The Wall” is back for season two on Crackle starting October 1. The series is recorded in French with English subtitles.
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The second season of Showtime drama “Your Honor,” starring and executive produced by Bryan Cranston, premieres Friday, December 9 on demand for subscribers, and Sunday, December 11 at 9p on linear.
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HBO short documentary “38 at the Garden,” chronicling the ascendance of point guard Jeremy Lin during his 2012 season with the New York Knicks, premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 9p.
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Disney Channel’s “Calling All The Monsters” and Disney Junior’s “Trick or Treats” programming events will serve as the destination for Disney Branded Television’s Halloween-themed content, including the debut of the new Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps 2” and new Halloween-themed episodes and marathons, from Sunday, September 25 through Monday, October 31.
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Comedy Central movie “Cursed Friends” is set to premiere Saturday, October 8 at 8p. Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”), Jessica Lowe (“The Righteous Gemstones”), Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”), and Andrew Lewis Caldwell (“Danger Force”) star in the nostalgic supernatural comedy.
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Despite the challenges of producing independent documentary films, financier/producer Alex Lieberman launched new label Bright West Entertainment earlier this year.
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Monday’s funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was watched by a peak of 37.5 million viewers, with 27 million for the procession. The funeral was on most UK channels, and is estimated to have had a global viewership up about 4 billion.
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With the Aces taking the WNBA crown, Disney Networks announced that the league saw a rise of 22% in viewership for the full season, marking the most viewed in 16 years, with the postseason wrapping up 22% as well, tops in 15 years. “The 2022 WNBA Season on Disney Networks was a year of monumental growth – and we feel it is just the beginning,” said Ashley O’Connor, ESPN Senior Director, Programming and Acquisitions. “ESPN will continue to look for even more ways to elevate and showcase the incredible women of the WNBA. We have had a strong relationship with the league since its inception in 1996 and look forward to collaborating together for many years to come.”
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The NFL on CBS saw viewership gains across all CBS Sports platforms this past weekend, with Sunday’s national game window, led by the Cowboys’ last-second win over the Bengals and the Cardinals’ overtime victory against the Raiders, averaging 27.389 million viewers, the most-watched NFL ON CBS national game window in three years. It also marks CBS Sports’ most-watched game window in September since 1998 when the NFL returned to CBS. The NFL on CBS is averaging 18.920 million viewers this season, the best start for the Network in 12 years.
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Around the dial, Sunday night’s Bears/Packers Game averaged 20.8 million viewers to mark the first time since 2017 that each of NBC Sports’ first three NFL games topped 20 million. Milwaukee topped all local markets with a 40.7/73, followed by Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Nashville.
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FOX is reporting that Sunday’s singleheader averaged 16,228,000 viewers for the NFL on FOX. Through the first two weeks of the season, the franchise is averaging 15,643,000 viewers, up 1% over last year’s season-to-date average.
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Sunday’s NHRA race on FOX scored 1,678,000 viewers to mark the most-watched race on record for the series. Viewership was up 10% over last year’s equivalent race. Tennis Channel becomes the U.S. home of the 2022 Laver Cup in London this weekend, as Roger Federer – one of the greatest players of all time – wraps up a 24-year career from September 23-25. The first Laver Cup match will be live on the network Friday at 8a.
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CBS held onto the title of most-watched network for the 2021-22 season, with an average 5.31 million viewers, and NBC was tops in the A18-49 demo, with an average 0.9 rating. NBC was second in total viewers with 5.19 million, while Fox scored 0.8 to take second in the demo. ABC and CBS each averaged 0.7 among A18-49. In viewers, ABC counted 3.93 million, followed by 3.71 million for Fox.
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Among syndicated talk shows, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (three-week high 1.5 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 7% from the week before) and “Dr. Phil” (seven-week high 1.5, up 7%) tied at the top for a third straight week in the session that began with Labor Day. “Tamron Hall” (4th season premiere 0.7, up 17%), “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.7, down 13%) and “Maury” (0.7, up 17%) tied for third.
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FOX News Channel’s “Gutfeld” drew 2.1 million viewers the week of September 12, the only late-night program to top 2 million. The show clocked 316,000 in the A25-54 demo, behind 416,000 for NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and 344,000 for CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
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Comedy writer Brian Reich died September 12. He was 53. Reich’s credits include “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” among others. “I am so saddened by the news that we’ve lost the hilarious Brian Reich,” wrote O’Brien on Twitter. “He was such an inventively funny and daring comedy writer and he gave our Late Night show so much brilliant silliness.”
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