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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/20/22)
HBO MAX: Legacy (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: Inside Amy Schumer (Premiere)
PEACOCK: One of Us Is Lying (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: True Colours (Premiere)
WE TV: Love After Lockup (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Inmate to Roommate (Finale) at 10pm
FXX: Little Demon (Finale) at 10pm
OUT TV: Camp Wannakiki (Finale)

CBS handed full-season orders to freshman series “Fire Country,” “East New York” and “So Help Me Todd.” The shows are the number one, two and three new series, respectively, on any network. “CBS is off to a tremendous start this season,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “We are thrilled to have the three most watched new series, each with their own unique settings, characters and storylines. These dramas are elevating our already successful lineup, resonating with diverse audiences both on-air and on streaming, and continuing to grow each week.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is expanding its gaming efforts, including “very seriously exploring a cloud gaming offering,” said VP of Game Development Mike Verdu. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt, Verdu said, “We’ll approach this the same way as we did with mobile — start small, be humble, be thoughtful — but it is a step we think we should take. The extension into the cloud is really about reaching the other devices where people experience Netflix.” The streaming company has plans to launch an additional studio in Southern California, according to a Netflix spokesperson, overseen by Chacko Sonny, former executive producer for Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Josh Campbell will head up CNN’s new “Guns in America” initiative, which will include reporting and analysis from Stephen Gutowski, founder of firearms reporting site Reload; Jennifer Mascia from The Trace; and reporter Abene Clayton. The team “will explore who buys and sells guns; who makes and regulates them; and dive into the communities most impacted to help illuminate possible solutions to America’s epidemic of gun violence,” said the news net.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthem Sports & Entertainment has teamed with Movember, the charity dedicated to men’s health. Two of Anthem’s networks, AXS TV and HDNET Movies, are presenting programming events celebrating mustachioed movie stars in support of the organization’s efforts to help men improve their physical and mental well-being.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Entertainment has signed producers Carol Mendelsohn (“CSI”) and Julie Weitz to a multi-year first-look broadcast direct deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Mendelsohn and Weitz will develop scripted dramas for Fox. Greenlit programs will be wholly owned by Fox Entertainment, and Mendelsohn and Weitz will serve as executive producers under their Carol Mendelsohn Productions banner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Skratch and Mastercard are partnering for a two-part series documenting the journey of APGA Tour Player of the Year Kamaiu Johnson, who won the inaugural Mastercard APGA Player Achievement Award in 2022 and with it an exemption to play on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, beginning in December. Over six episodes, “Relentless Pursuit” will follow Johnson as he competes on the APGA for the award, prepares for PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and eventually finds out whether he is able to keep eligibility status or qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour and continue the path to the PGA TOUR.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock comedy “Bupkis,” starring Pete Davidson, has added six guest stars: Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Ray Romano and Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), former “SNL” castmate Kenan Thompson, Chase Sui Wonders (“Bodies, Bodies, Bodies”), and Simon Rex (“Red Rocket”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting for Apple TV+’s Spanish-language crime rama “Las Azules”: Ximena Sariñana (“La casa de las flores”); Natalia Téllez (“Enfermo amor”); and Amorita Rasgado (“El Dandy”) are among those set for the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aiming to capitalize on a hot trend, Aliza Rosen launched AYR Media in 2020 with a very specific approach: Mine great stories and produce them first in podcast form; then adapt and sell that IP as TV series and films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS Kids’ “City Island,” a series of animated shorts aimed at early elementary school-age kids, premieres December 26 featuring a civics curriculum. This follows the debut of “Molly of Denali: The Big Gathering” shorts starting November 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Oh Hell No… with Marlon Wayans” debuts Wednesday, October 26. Hosted and executive produced by Marlon Wayans (“Marlon”), the six-parter features celebrity guests tackling their fears and phobias through the power of VR. New episodes will debut weekly at 12p on Wayans’ Facebook and Instagram pages.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 12 of “Moonshiners” launches Wednesday, November 9 at 8p.Between inflation and supply chain disruptions in Appalachia, it will take creative thinking to produce backwoods beverages this time around on the reality series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of celebrity interview show “Algo Personal con Jorge Ramos” (Something Personal with Jorge Ramos) premieres Sunday, November 6 at 10p on ViX+ with a conversation with Mexican actor Diego Luna.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daytime court show “Hot Bench” returns for season nine on Monday October 31 with two new judges joining Judge Michael Corriero. “Judges Yodit Tewolde and Rachel Juarez bring an exciting new energy and a fresh, new dynamic to our series that viewers know and love,” said “Hot Bench” EP David Theodosopoulos. “Their diverse backgrounds and experiences are a beautiful complement to Michael.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Concert special “Camilo: El Primer Tour De Mi Vida” premieres Friday, November 18 at 10p on HBO Latino and HBO Max. The special follows Colombian-born Camilo on his first world tour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air Saturday, November 19 at 8p on HBO. Inductees include Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC News’ Al Roker and Savannah Sellers jump networks to host “Burning Questions: Covering Climate Now,” premiering on public television’s World Channel on October 25 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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