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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/22/22)
BET+: Zartima (Premiere)
HBO Max: The Hype (Premiere)
Hulu: The Kardashians (Premiere)
NBC: Law & Order: Organized Crime (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Law & Order (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Thai Cave Rescue (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Karma’s World (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Snabba Cash (Premiere)
ViX+: Cenizas de la Gloria (Premiere)
ABC: Celebrity Family Feud (Finale) at 8pm
WE tv: Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy (Finale) at 10pm

Meta is looking to cut costs by at least 10% over the next few months, and staff cuts are part of the plan, according to The Wall Street Journal. Sources tell the WSJ that so far, Meta is avoiding mass layoffs with department reorganizations that give employees a limited time to apply for other roles in the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX News Channel has named Trace Gallagher as anchor of “FOX News @ Night,” airing weeknights at 12a, effective October 3. Gallagher will also continue as the network’s chief breaking news correspondent. He takes over at “FOX News @ Night” from Shannon Bream, who recently made her debut anchoring “FOX News Sunday.”
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The Ad Council and Opportunity@Work have joined with over 40 companies for the Tear the Paper Ceiling initiative, calling on businesses to remove the barriers blocking workers who are STARs (Skilled Through Alternative Routes, vs. bachelor’s degrees) from accessing upward mobility. The campaign will appear across TV, radio, digital, social, OOH and print.
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Fremantle has teamed with 110% Content to produce reality format “Unbreakable” across the globe. The new entertainment series tasks celebrity couples with challenges that test the depth of their relationship. Set to premiere in the UK on BBC One this autumn, the UK version will be hosted by Rob Beckett.
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“Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street” is in development at Hulu, with Lily Collins (“Emily in Paris”) set to star and produce. The series, based on a New York Magazine article, focuses on Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein and Heather “Razzlekhan” Morgan, who were embroiled in a $3.6 billion Bitcoin heist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Documentary Films is in production on a follow-up episode to the four-part docuseries “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” exploring the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed. The new episode, following Syed’s release from prison, will debut in 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A TV series adaptation of 1981 sci-fi horror film “Scanners” is in development at HBO, from Media Res, Wayward Productions and HBO. The film’s director/writer, David Cronenberg, is one of the project’s executive producers.
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HGTV has picked up 10 new episodes of “Tough Love with Hilary Farr,”which attracted more than 16.1 million viewers and ranked as a top 3 unscripted cable series among upscale P25-54 and upscale W25-54 during its freshman run. The new season is slated to premiere in fall 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Film producer Ben Cosgrove (“Serena”) and bestselling author Josh Foer (Moonwalking with Einstein) have co-founded production company Leviathan Productions, with a focus on creating content for Jewish audiences. “Everyone knows what it feels like to be the underdog, the outsider, or the immigrant. Jewish stories tackle these ideas with humor and drama, and people around the world see themselves in our stories,” said Cosgrove. “Also, shows like ‘Fauda,’ ‘Shtisel,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘The Spy,’ ‘Unorthodox’, and ‘Tehran’ have proven that premium Jewish-centric content is also good business.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network ordered a third season of “Alex vs America.” Production is set to begin this month, with new episodes slated to premiere in 2023. Season two of the series has reached more than 9.1 million P2+ viewers, +44% vs. last season, with the series averaging .6 P18+ and .9 W18+ Live+3 ratings, an increase of +17% vs. the prior season for both demos.
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Adjoa Andoh (“Bridgerton”) will narrate Love Nature’s “Chasing the Rains,” a four-part series that takes audiences on a journey into one of the most rarely filmed areas in Africa. Created by Maramedia, the Scotland-based production, the series is produced in association with ARTE France.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael London (“Snowfall”) and his Groundswell Productions have inked a first-look deal with Lionsgate Television Group. Groundswell previously had a first-look deal with CBS Television Studios.
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“The Winter Palace” castmates Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) and Neal Bledsoe (“The Man in High Castle”) reunite for “Christmas at the Drive-In,” premiering on Great American Family this holiday season. McKellar is also executive producer for the film, her first original Christmas movie since signing a multi-picture deal with the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Molly Ringwald has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series “Feud: Capote’s Women.”…Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) is onboard AMC’s upcoming “Parish” (fka “The Driver”) in a recurring role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Criminal Minds: Evolution” drops Thanksgiving Day, November 24 on Paramount+. Episodes of the series revival will drop weekly on Thursdays until its midseason finale in December. The original procedural aired 2005-2020 on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Human Playground, a six-part Netflix docuseries about the origins and evolution of unique sports, will launch internationally in 193 countries on Friday, September 30. Idris Elba (“Luther”) serves as narrator and an executive producer.
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ABC has doubled the weekly prize money for season 33 of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro and kicking off Sunday, October 2 with a studio audience.
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Late-night variety show “Ziwe” returns to Showtime for season two on Friday, November 18 on demand for subscribers, and on Showtime on Sunday, November 20 at 11p.
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Hilary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will be the first guests on season three of “The Amber Ruffin Show,” Friday, September 30 on Peacock.
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Season 27 of ABC’s “The Bachelor” kicks off Monday, January 23, with “The Bachelorette” season 19 also-ran Zach Shallcross set to take the driver’s seat.
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As India celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on its 75th year of Independence, Warner Bros. Discovery is set to commemorate the country with a new series, “The Journey of India,” narrated by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. Premiering on October 10 on discovery+ in the Philippines and India, the show also airs in India on the Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and DTamil on the same day. It will be available on discovery+ and across the Discovery network globally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Batwheels” premieres on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito on Monday, October 17. The animated series is DC’s first Batman pre-school series.
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ViX+ kicks off its sports programming leading up to the World Cup 2022 with “Cenizas de la Gloria,” a docuseries exploring the relation between sports and crime. The series premieres on the streamer today, September 22.
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“Talking in Circles with Clint Back” returns for season three October 1 at 10p on Circle Network. Black’s first guest: Grammy winner Luke Combs.
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Season two of “Chucky” premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 9p on USA and Syfy, and Elysian Brewing is toasting the launch with CHUCKY: A Killer Wit Beer. “Chucky is one of Halloween’s most iconic, beloved characters and we have found the perfect partner in Elysian Brewing to capture his spirit this season,” said Ellen Stone, EVP, Entertainment Consumer Engagement and Brand Strategy, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
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Formula 1 is poised to set records in 2023, announcing plans to hold 24 races in a season for the first time, adding two more races to the mix, including the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will be run on a Saturday night, and the return of the Chinese GP after a three-year absence. The season will start on March 5 in Bahrain and run through Nov. 26 in Abu Dhabi. “The presence of 24 races on the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is further evidence of the growth and appeal of the sport on a global scale,” said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Sports and BetMGM landed a new partnership for the 2022 NFL season, highlighted by weekly integrations on Football Night in America and content across other NBC Sports platforms. BetMGM integrations will include a weekly segment hosted by Chris Simms and Matthew Berry, which highlights storylines and betting odds for the upcoming Sunday Night Football game while BetMGM betting lines that proved prominent during that week’s matchup.
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“Beat the Odds,” the new weekly sports wagering, history and entertainment television series that airs on 106 Gray Television stations, signed SuperBook Westgate Las Vegas as Presenting Sponsor of the show and added viewership in NY, CT, PA and NJ via the YES Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmanuel Sanders joined NFL Network as a studio analyst and will make his NFL Network debut on NFL GameDay Morning on Sunday at 9a. Sanders will appear regularly on NFL GameDay Morning throughout the season, in addition to various other NFL Network programs and live coverage of such events as Super Bowl. Sanders will also co-host a new podcast to be developed for the NFL Podcast Network.
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EA SPORTS announced its latest collaboration with Warner Bros. to bring comedy series “Ted Lasso” to FIFA 23. Players will be able to select Jason Sudeikis’ character Ted Lasso as a manager of AFC Richmond in Career Mode in addition to creating their own Manager or select a real-world licensed manager to take control of AFC Richmond, or create a Player and join the AFC Richmond squad in a league of their choosing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DZN reports that the final showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarezand Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin this past weekend delivered more than 1.06 million buys generated worldwide including PPV and DAZN subscriptions. That marks DAZN’s biggest fight in 2022 both globally as well as in the U.S.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The death of Queen Elizabeth II drew viewers to past seasons of Netflix’s “The Crown.” For the week of September 12-18, season one rose to #3 on the streamer, and season two rose to #7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv’s holiday slate includes 17 premiere movies, as well as country artist Josh Turner’s “King Size Manger Christmas” special on Friday, November 18, and a new season of unscripted series “Small Town Christmas,” highlighting Christmas celebrations across small town America. Along with the net’s annual fan-favorite “GilMORE the Merrier” binge, the premieres are part of UPtv’s collection of more than 600 hours of holiday cheer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-hour special “Ghost Adventures: Devil’s Den” goes behind the barbed wire of a shuttered juvenile detention center on Thursday, September 29 at 9p on Travel Channel. Still want to be spooked? “Shock Docs – The Curse of Robert the Doll” airs the following night at 8p. Both specials also stream on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Walker Hayes will be honored at the 2022 “CMT Artists of the Year” celebration from Nashville, premiering Friday, October 14 at 9p on CMT.
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The second episode of Nick’s “The Tiny Chef Show” was up +73% in Live+3, averaging a 1.9/134,000 with Kids 2-5 vs. 1.1/77,000 in Liv +Same Day; outpacing both the genre average lifts and average Live + 3 rating (+18%). The episode, which ranked #1 in its time slot, also posted double-digit growth up +83% (1.1/77,000 K2-5) versus its Friday, Sept. 9, launch (0.6/43,000) in Live+Same Day Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among Sunday morning shows, CBS’ “Face the Nation” was tops for the 2021-22 season among total viewers, with 2.95 million versus 2.69 million for ABC’s “This Week,” 2.57 million for NBC’s “Meet the Press,” 2.13 million for CBS’ “Face the Nation 2” and 1.05 million for “Fox News Sunday.” The leader in the A25-54 demo was ABC (572,000), followed by NBC (525,000), CBS (513,000 and 361,000) and Fox (248,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Week two of Monday Night Football’s saw a double bill across Disney Networks that averaged 20.6 million viewers (ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+), showcasing Tennessee/Buffalo and Minnesota/Philadelphia simultaneously during a two-hour period. The 20.6 million viewers bested the record-setting Monday Night Football Week 1 audience across the same five networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The YES Network’s Pirates/Yankees telecast averaged 539,000 Total Viewers in the New York DMA, peaking at 676,000 Total Viewers during the 9:45-10p quarter-hour.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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