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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/13/22)
ALLBLK: Partners in Rhyme (Premiere)
BRAVO: Winter House (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: The Playlist (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Watcher (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Dead End: Paranormal Park (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Exception (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Sue Perkins, Perfectly Legal (Premiere)
COOKING: Fire Masters (Finale) at 9pm

Facing backlash after the announcement that it was shutting its popular Writers and Directors Workshops amid cutbacks at Warner Bros. Television, WBD moved quickly to change course – and go even bigger on the initiative. Warner Bros. Discovery’s DEI pipeline programs will be now housed with the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion unit. The rebranded Warner Bros. Discovery Writers and Directors Workshop will build on the program initiated by WBTV and expand across the entire WBD content portfolio. “Including the Writers and Directors Workshop within the scope of our current DEI pipeline programs, which include development opportunities for music supervisors, comedic voices and showrunners among others, will allow for a broader and more intense DEI focus and yield an even larger pool of cohorts to benefit from the experience and exposure we provide,” said Warner Bros. Discovery DEI US Lead Karen Horne. “We are encouraged by this chance to house this long-standing WBTV effort to impact the industry with emerging talent within the DEI team.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has been selected as the top bidder for a 289-acre parcel of land on a former army base in Fort Monmouth, NJ, where the streamer hopes to build a state-of-the-art production facility near the Jersey Shore. “If our plans are approved, we hope to build a facility that will create significant economic impact and job growth for New Jersey, a state loaded with creative talent and technical expertise,” said the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT has acquired new scripted action thriller, “The Lazarus Project,”with plans to air it in early 2023. Acquired from NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios, the series will be the first new scripted drama to appear on TNT since the April 2022 merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia. “Acquiring the US rights to ‘The Lazarus Project,’ a series that already has a strong following in the UK, gave us a runway to reset TNT’s scripted and unscripted development filters and quickly deliver fresh content for fans of big, scripted drama,” said Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group for Warner Bros. Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chance the Rapper and former One Direction member Niall Horan join returning coaches Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton for season 23 of NBC’s “The Voice,” for what will be Shelton’s last season. “I’ve been wrestling with this for a while and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from ‘The Voice’ after season 23,” said Shelton, the only original coach still onboard. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Bunk’d” landed a season seven order, making it Disney Channel’s longest-running live-action series. Erin Dunlap will remain as executive producer and showrunner of the series, while series regular Miranda May will continue her season six appointed role as executive producer while also directing select episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Episode nine of the current eighth season of NBC’s “Chicago Med” will be the last for star Brian Tee, who decided to leave at the end of his six-year contract. “What we’ve been planning for Dr. Choy’s sendoff is fitting, and it’s beautiful,” said Tee, who will return later in the season to make his directorial debut. “I think the fans are going to absolutely love it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ has ordered a docuseries exploring behind-the-scenes stories behind Fox’s tragedy-plagued 2009-15 series “Glee.” The three-parter from Ample Entertainment will address controversies and share never-before-heard stories from series insiders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV and ZDF announced a second season order from Expectation and start of production for UK mystery drama series “The Chelsea Detective,” returning in 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fireworks Media Group is collaborating with Tori Wesszer and her food and lifestyle brand Fraiche Living to adapt its content into a slate of unscripted series. Through the partnership will come a kitchen-centric TV series featuring Wesszer and her husband, “Love It or List It” home renovator Charles Wesszer, as they transform people’s homes from the kitchen out.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionsgate+ has greenlit a second season of “Señorita 89,” with production set to start on Monday, October 17 in Mexico City. The first season of the drama became the top performing series ever on the service in Mexico, with viewership increasing more than 243% from the premiere episode to the finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Zooey Deschanel has joined season three of Apple TV+’s “Physical,” as a sitcom star who decides to join the fitness industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Latin American Original docuseries, “The Montaners,” will premiere November 9 on Disney+ with the first five episodes. “The Montaners” follows the family one of the greatest icons of Latin music. Family members work to balance their private lives and professional careers while in the public eye.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Crackle’s “Going From Broke” premieres November 10.Look for brand integrations from companies that include LifeLock by Norton, Old Navy, DoorDash, Payitoff and Family Dollar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s “Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?” premieres Saturday, October 15 at 10p. The series returns following ID’s recently released podcast based on the original series, which is back with 10 new episodes featuring stories of happily ever after gone terribly wrong.
(Source: Cynopsis)

La Mujer del Diablo is back for season two October 18 on ViX+. What to expect? “A net of intrigue and secrecy will be woven around Cristo and Natalia that will force them to face their own love,” teases the streamer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s Pawn Stars hit the road for “Pawn Stars Do America,” launching Wednesday, November 9 at 8p. It’s the first-time the Vegas-based appraisers have left town to assess the value of finds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 19 of MTV’s “Cribs,” offering tours of the homes of Nicole Scherzinger, Michael Strahan, Olivia Culpo, Dwight Howard, Leslie Jordan, Dennis Rodman and more, kicks off Thursday, October 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docuseries “Life After,” following 12 retired NFL players as they navigate life after their professional football careers, premieres Tuesday, October 18, on Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ is looking to serve Food Network and HGTV fans with four new holiday films mixing culinary and home improvement storylines with romance, and sprinkled with network personalities. Starting Friday, November 12 come “A Christmas Open House,” “Designing Christmas,” “A Gingerbread Christmas” and “One Delicious Christmas.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy special “Neal Brennan: Blocks” drops on Netflix November 8. In the stand-up special, Brennan moves blocks around the stage to explain issues that make him feel like something is wrong with him.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominees for the “2022 American Music Awards” will be announced today, October 13 on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” at the top of the 8a hour. The fan-voted awards show airs Sunday, November 20 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MLB struck a deal with Charlotte’s Web Holdings for a “first of its kind” exclusive multi-year strategic partnership that opens increased CBD visibility to their professional athletes, fans and communities. Major League Baseball now becomes the first major professional sports league to form a sponsorship agreement with a CBD company, with Charlotte’s Web the first “Official CBD of Major League Baseball.” In June 2022, MLB officially opened the category for the league and its Clubs allowing sponsorships with CBD companies that are NSF Certified for Sport®.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Henkel Canada and the NHL announced a multiyear Canadian partnership, naming Henkel Canada’s Purex brand the Official Laundry Detergent of the NHL. The new agreement provides Henkel Canada with an array of exclusive marketing rights and designations that will connect the Purex brand with the NHL and its fans through the NHL’s marketing and digital channels. The partnership begins immediately, and fans will see the Purex brand displayed in camera visible virtual slot in-ice ads during NHL regular season games broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first-time ever this year, baseball fans attending any MLB postseason game taking place from the Divisional Series through the World Series will be able to receive a free 2022 MLB Postseason Commemorative Ticket. The visual, free digital collectible NFTs will feature matchup details, the game’s location & time, and will be dynamically updated to showcase photos from the game within the 24 hours following each game, according to Candy Digital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FIFA unveiled a panel of local artists from across the world as part of its “Spotlight: Your Dreams” campaign. FIFA will collaborate with these eight artists to “shine a light on emerging talent, untold stories and unsung heroes, in and out of football, one community at a time.” FIFA, alongside these local creators and social media sensation Noah Beck, will call on the public to draw, paint or artistically express their dreams ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN and Atlantic Records are teaming up to soundtrack the 2022-23 NBA season. The season-long campaign will include NBA on ESPN exclusive remixes and bespoke songs from some of Atlantic’s biggest stars. Kicking off the campaign is a remix of “My Friends,” the new single from Ty Dolla $ign and Mustard. The original version of the song features Chicago rapper Lil Durk and will appear on Ty Dolla $ign and Mustard’s forthcoming joint album.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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