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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/26/22)
DISNEY+: Tales of the Jedi (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t (Premiere)
DISNEY+: The Mysterious Benedict Society (Premiere)
HGTV: Property Brothers: Forever Home (Premiere) at 9pm
IFC: Sherman’s Showcase (Premiere) at 10:30pm
OUT TV: Call Me Mother (Premiere)
CNBC: Jay Leno’s Garage (Finale) at 10pm
E!: Raising a F…ing Star (Finale) at 9:30pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Finale) at 8pm

“Doctor Who” is traveling to Disney+ outside the UK and Ireland. The BBC and Disney Branded Television are collaborating to transform “Doctor Who” into a global franchise, with Russell T Davies taking control of the TARDIS in 2023 as showrunner. Said Davies, who was responsible for the revival of “Doctor Who” in 2005, “This is the best of both worlds – with the vision and joy of the BBC and Disney+ together we can launch the TARDIS all around the planet, reaching a new generation of fans while keeping our traditional home firmly on the BBC in the UK.” The new episodes, starring Ncuti Gatwa and produced by Bad Wolf with BBC Studios Productions, will premiere on the BBC and Disney+ beginning in late 2023.
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James Gunn and Peter Safran have been appointed to the new roles of Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of DC Studios, overseeing the overall creative direction of the DC Universe across film, TV, and animation under a single banner. Gunn and Safran have extensive superhero experience, having brought some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Universe’s most popular characters to life in hit films and series. The appointments will be effective on November 1.
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“DC has among the most entertaining, powerful, and iconic characters in the world and I am thrilled to have the singular and complementary talents of James and Peter joining our world-class team and overseeing the creative direction of the storied DC Universe,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO of WarnerBros. Discovery, to whom Gunn and Safran will report. “Their decades of experience in filmmaking, close ties to the creative community, and proven track record thrilling superhero fans around the globe make them uniquely qualified to develop a long-term strategy across film, TV, and animation, and take this iconic franchise to the next level of creative storytelling.”
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HBO has renewed drama “Industry” for a third season. The series, which follows a group of young bankers, concluded its eight-episode second season on September 19.
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Netflix canceled animated comedy “Bad Crimes” before it started airing. The series, created by Nicole Silverberg (“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”), received a 10-episode order in January.
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Warner Bros. Discovery reported a $3.4 billion second quarter loss, including $2 billion in amortization of intangible assets, $1.033 billion in restructuring and other charges and $983 million of transaction and integration expenses involved in the merger of Discovery with WarnerMedia. The company also cut its guidance for future earnings, pointing to decisions made at WarnerMedia that needed to be revised.
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A+E Networks and 2K are partnering on an integration to celebrate the upcoming launch of 2K’s latest video game, Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The campaign brings 2K into the development process for a new episode of The History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” competition series. “We set out to unite gamers and ‘Forged in Fire’ with content that bridges their interests and brings them together in a world where fantasy becomes reality,” said Maura O’Donovan, VP, A+E Networks Ad Sales Marketing Partnerships. “It’s the first time we have given exclusive access to our episode development and host, Grady Powell.”
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FX has ordered “Never Let Me Go,” a one-hour drama series inspired by Kazuo Ishiguro’s science fiction novel, exclusively for Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories. Viola Prettejohn (“The Nevers”), Tracey Ullman (“Mrs. America”) and Kelly Macdonald (“Line of Duty”) will star. The series is produced by DNA Productions with FX Productions and Searchlight Television.
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Clearstory has been commissioned by Channel 4 to produce “Jimmy Carr Destroys Art,” in which comedian Jimmy Carr invites audience members to destroy controversial artworks. The series is set to air at the end of October as part of Channel 4’s 40th anniversary programming.
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Nickelodeon and Mattel Television have greenlit a sequel to the live-action movie musical “Monster High the Movie.” Based on the Mattel franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures, the feature-length TV movie will begin production in January and air on Nickelodeon and stream on Paramount+ in 2023.
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Christine Holder and Mark Holder have been let go from their roles as executive producers of CBS drama “East New York.” The move reportedly comes after an investigation by Warner Bros. Television into allegations involving Christine Holder.
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Amy Smart (“Stargirl”), Matt Davis (“The Vampire Diaries”), Ne-Yo (“Stomp the Yard”), Billy Zane (“Titanic”) and Greer Grammer (“Deadly Illusions”) are set to star in writer/director Anna Elizabeth James’ “Blunt.” James will produce the mystery thriller under her Kiss and Tale Productions banner alongside Richard Switzer, Julie Gause, Paul Luba and Chad Verdi Jr. Executive producers are Larry Galluzzo and Tim Bien.
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UK’s Northern indie production company Chief announced the opening of a new London office, which will be run by Cris Mudge, who moves to the role of Executive Producer. Founded in 2002, Chief is based in Manchester’s Media City.
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Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”) has joined the cast of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” He’ll recur during season three as a documentarian.
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GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics and Rotten Tomatoes have launched The Crimson Honors, a college film & TV criticism scholarship program for LGBTQ women and nonbinary students of color in Southern California pursuing a career in journalism or entertainment criticism. GALECA will award more than $6000 in financial assistance.
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ABC unscripted series “The Parent Test” gets a plum premiere slot following the debut of “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” on Thursday, December 15 at 10p. Based on a hit Australian television format, “The Parent Test” will explore the many different parenting styles by putting twelve families through various situations.
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“Baking It” kicks off its second season on Peacock with a holiday special on Monday, December 12. Former “SNL” castmates Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler host and executive produce the cooking competition. Poehler replaces another “SNL” alum, Andy Samberg, in the co-hosting spot.
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The Weather Channel has three series returning next month. Season three of “Storm of Suspicion” premieres Tuesday, November 1 at 8p; season two of “Uncharted Adventure” launches Saturday, November 5 at 9p; and the third run of “Deadline to Disaster” begins Saturday, November 12 at 10p.
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Season three of BET+ drama “First Wives Club” launches November 17. New episodes will be released every Thursday.
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Oxygen’s “Sleeping with Death” explores the horror of waking up to find someone has been murdered in the house where they were sleeping. The true crime series premieres Sunday, November 6 at 7p.
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Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” lands Friday, November 25, exclusively on Disney+. In the special, the Guardians, who are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present – in the form of Kevin Bacon.
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Singer-songwriter Rita Ora and Taika Waititi (“Jojo Rabbit”) will host the “MTV EMAs” 2022, broadcasting live from Düsseldorf, Germany on Sunday, November 13.
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The initial lineup of performers for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” on ABC includes Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band. The broadcast will open with a tribute to Loretta Lynn. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the show broadcasts from Nashville on Wednesday, November 9 at 8p.
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HLN’s “Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy” premieres Saturday, November 5 at 9p. The two-hour special follows the story of the 22-year-old who disappeared after a cross-country trip with her fiancé.
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MSNBC Films and XTR’sv short film “The Sentence of Michael Thompson” debuts on MSNBC on October 30. The documentary tells the story of the longest-serving non-violent offender in Michigan history, and the legal battle surrounding his life sentence.
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Comedy specials “Ian Lara: Romantic Comedy” and “Entre Nous: The Winners 3” debut Friday, November 11 on HBO Max.
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Adidas cut ties with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, following the artist’s repeated antisemitic and offensive remarks. In a statement, the German sportswear brand announced that the company would “end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies,” effective immediately. Adidas “does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech,” the company said, adding that “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous.”
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The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced a “Respect for the Game” program to encourage respectful behavior at all levels of the sport. Pillars include: promoting an environment of mutual respect in workplaces, arenas and communities where players, coaches and teams compete; upholding the honor and dignity of all players, coaches, referees, fans and staff, and setting a positive example for all stakeholders; and fostering inclusivity and diversity with respect to spaces, actions and opinions.
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The draft of an open letter by Twitter employees, published by Time, paints a picture of a team frustrated and angry about reports that Elon Mask plans to lay off 75% of staff. “These threats have an impact on us as workers and demonstrate a fundamental disconnect with the realities of operating Twitter,” reads the draft. “They threaten our livelihoods, access to essential healthcare, and the ability for visa holders to stay in the country they work in. We cannot do our work in an environment of constant harassment and threats. Without our work, there is no Twitter.” Musk is facing an October 28 deadline to close his $44 billion deal for Twitter.
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YouTube is getting a makeover, with new design elements and product features. Using dynamic color sampling, ambient mode introduces a subtle effect so the app background color adapts to match the video. “We were inspired by the light that screens cast out in a darkened room and wanted to recreate the effect so viewers were drawn right into the content and the video takes an even greater focus on our watch page,” said Nate Koechley, UX Director, YouTube in a blog post. The dark theme has been updated to be even darker, and YouTube links in video descriptions will change to buttons. Also launched is pinch to zoom, enabling users to easily zoom in and out of a video.
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Netflix’s “The Watcher” landed at the top of the streamer’s series chart for a second week, with 148.2 million hours viewed. Week one brought in 125 million hours.
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Daytime syndicated shows got slammed in the session ending October 16, competing against or being bumped by ten Major League Baseball playoff games and also getting hit with extensive preemptions on October 13 for hearings of the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. The only first-run show managing to move up was “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.6 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 7% from the week before), which led the talkers for the 21st straight week (including ties) and matched its highest household number of the season. The newcomers to talk also performed well despite the preemptions, with “Sherri” (0.7) and “The Jennifer Hudson Show” (0.6) holding steady.
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In the first four days of release, Shudder Original Film “V/H/S/99”registered 28% more unique viewers than the previous record holder, “V/H/S/94,” which premiered on Shudder in 2021. “V/H/S/99” also accounted for nearly 22% of all on-demand streams on Shudder during the same time period and was AMC+’s #1 most watched movie of the weekend.
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