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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 10/4/22)
AXS TV: The Top Ten Revealed (Premiere) at 8pm
AXS TV: The Very VERY Best of the 80s (Premiere) at 8:30pm
BRIT BOX: Sherwood (Premiere)
HISTORY: Beyond Oak Island (Premiere) at 9pm
OWN: Cherish the Day (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Making Black America: Through the Grapevine (Premiere) at 9pm
VICE: Tales from the Territories (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: Leonardo (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Devils (Finale) at 9pm

Sunday night saw a truce between Disney and Sling TV, as the two sides locked in an agreement that restored the channels to the streaming service in a “handshake” deal. “All of your Disney & ESPN channels have been restored,” Sling TV stated on its website. “We sincerely apologize for your interruption in programming. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
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Natalie Morales, who jumped to CBS last year as co-host of “The Talk” after 22 years at NBC, is expanding her role at the network. Morales will serve as a correspondent for CBS News, including contributing to “48 Hours.” “Natalie is a high-profile reporter with a familiar voice that viewers trust,” said the true crime shows EP, Judy Tygard. “She’s also known for her exclusive, unsparing interviews of notorious criminals including Clark Rockefeller and Drew Peterson.”
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It’s lights out for Netflix’s “Firefly Lane” after season two. The 16-episode sophomore season will be released in two parts, with the first nine eps dropping December 2.The series charts the course of the lifelong friendship of characters played by Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke.
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Simon Cowell has signed a massive $125 million transatlantic securitization deal for the “Got Talent” franchise. The assets to the franchise and its spin-offs have been pooled, including “production margins and fees, digital income, franchise and original content sales and sponsorship income.” Cowell’s Syco Entertainment was advised by entertainment investment bank ACF. “ACF’s certainly got talent,” said Ian Rosenblatt, director of Syco. “Their team, led by the ever-tenacious Thomas Dey, delivered on their promises and introduced the perfect partners to achieve our goals.”
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HGTV has renewed “Rock the Block” for a new season, set to premiere in March 2023. Last time around, the renovation competition attracted over 14 million viewers.
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Studiocanal and Zentropa announced that principal photography has commenced on “Families Like Ours,” the first TV drama series by Thomas Vinterberg (“The Hunt”), shooting on location in Copenhagen, Sweden, The Czech Republic, France and Romania.
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Anders Holm (“Inventing Anna”) has joined the cast of Apple TV+s untitled Godzilla and the Titans series in a recurring role.
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Season four of Nat Geo WILD’s “Critter Fixers: Country Vets” debuts Saturday, October 8 at 9p. Prepare for a ferret with a fractured pelvis, and a goat with arthritis.
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Sesame Street’s 53rd season, premiering Thursday, November 3 on Cartoonito on HBO Max, is chock full of celebs. Pre-schoolers can look for Mickey Guyton (Thursday, November 3), Amber Ruffin (Thursday, November 3 and Thursday, March 9), Zazie Beetz (Thursday, December 1), First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (Thursday, December 1), Samuel L. Jackson (Thursday, December 15), Brett Goldstein (Thursday, January 12), Ava Duvernay (Thursday, February 16), and HAIM (Thursday, May 11).
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Fox Business Network will debut the third season of its primetime programming slate, FBN Prime, on Monday, October 17, as the network celebrates its 15th anniversary. The evening kicks off with “How America Works” at 8p, followed by “American Built” at 9p and 9:30p. Kelsey Grammer leads Tuesdays at 8p with “Historic Battles for America: Crucial Conflicts,” followed by “American Dynasty” at 9p. Wednesdays brings “Mansion Global” at 8p and “American Dream Home” at 9p, while “Duck Family Treasure” makes its debut Thursday at 8p, followed by the season two debut of “American Gold: The Legend of Bear Gulch.”
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A&E’s “The First 48” returns Thursday, November 3 at 8p. The series follows real-life homicide detectives during the first 48 hours of murder investigations. At 10p comes the return of true crime series “Interrogation Raw.”
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is launching another podcast with the news net, her first since cutting back her hosting duties to one day a week to focus on new projects. “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra,” telling the story of Americans who plotted to overthrow the government during World War II, debuts Monday, October 10 with two episodes. “We are not the first generation of Americans to have contended with a clear and present threat to our democracy. The history of this particular fight is less well known today, but it’s a fascinating example of how the criminal law can’t be counted on to do it all,” said Maddow, who’s also an executive producer on the series. “Protecting democracy from its enemies takes all kinds of Americans working in all kinds of ways.”
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The first crossover event between CBS procedurals “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and ”NCIS: Hawai’i” is slated to take place in January. The stunt involves a “mysterious and highly trained hitman” who has NCIS agents in his sights.
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“Blue’s Big City Adventure,” a feature film featuring original “Blue’s Clues” host Steve Burns, lands Friday, November 18 on Paramount+. The movie is “a sing and dance-along musical spectacular for the whole family, featuring all-new songs and choreography with the show’s beloved hosts and fan-favorite animated characters,” says the streamer.
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ESPN reports multi-year viewership highs across “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “NFL Live” and “NFL Rewind” in September. “Sunday NFL Countdown” is averaging 1.4 million viewers per show, up 15% from 2021. “NFL Live” earned its highest September viewership since 2016, averaging 428,000 viewers per edition with “NFL Rewind” averaging 411,000 viewers per episode, the show’s best September mark since it was branded “NFL Rewind” during the 2019 season.
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Speaking of ESPN, the company announced its newest college football brand spot, “The Cougar Who Wouldn’t Quit.” The promotion is part of “The Greatest Story Ever Played” creative campaign that launched at the beginning of the 2022 college football season. Teaming with Arts & Letters, “The Cougar Who Wouldn’t Quit” opens with Washington State alum Tom Pounds (Class of 1981) reminiscing about his first trip with the Washington State Cougars flag to the College GameDay set in Austin, Texas, back in 2003.
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CBS Sports locked in its college football Saturday showcase for October 15 at 3:30p, tapping Alabama/Tennessee. Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and reporter Jenny Dell will call the action from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.
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Combate Global announced a world championship Mixed Martial Arts event, headlined by a bantamweight title fight between reigning world champion David “The Black Spartan” Martinez (8-1) and challenger Axel Osuna (5-1), live at 12a on Univision on Friday, October 7.
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Last Thursday night’s broadcast of Telemundo’s “2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards” delivered 600,000 A18-49 and nearly 1.6 million total viewers. Among A18-34, Telemundo ranked as the #1 network across all broadcast and cable networks. The show reached a cumulative audience of 3 million total viewers and 1.2 million A18-49 on linear and generated 34 million total engagements across television, digital and social platforms.
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Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” averaged 13.4 million viewersacross all platforms and 11.7 million viewers in Nielsen National TV ratings for Thursday’s game, up +6% from Week 3’s Steelers-Browns match-up.
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After seven days of multiplatform viewing, the season two premiere of “Abbott Elementary” rose to a series-high 2.38 rating among A18-49, four times over its initial Live+SD rating (+318% – 0.57 rating). The comedy also picked up an additional +4.1 million Total Viewers over its Live+SD average (2.9 million) to hit 7.0 million viewers after seven days of multiplatform viewing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere episodes of Bounce original series “Finding Happy” were seen by 2.6 million viewers 2+ in their debut telecasts. The episodes premiered back-to-back on Saturday, September 24 from, and their initial airing burst within 24 hours included a special presentation on Bounce’s sister network ION on Sunday night.
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During the night of Hurricane Ian’s landfall on September 28 in Florida, Fox Weather’s simulcast on Fox News Channel from 1-4a averaged 552,000 viewers.
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