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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/27/22)
Canela.TV: Bocetos (Premiere)
MTV: Siesta Key (Premiere) at 8pm
Netflix: Earthstorm; Daniel Spellbound (Premiere)
Dubai Bling (Premiere)
Romantic Killer (Premiere)
Paramount+: Star Trek: Prodigy (Premiere)
Prime Video: Amazon Music Live (Premiere)
SundanceTV: Indefensible (Premiere) at 10pm
YouTube: No Chill with Gilbert Arenas (Premiere)
A&E: 60 Days In (Finale) at 10p
HGTV: Renovation Impossible (Finale) at 9pm
Peacock: Vampire Academy (Finale)

CNN staffers will face “unsettling” changes at the company due to global economic uncertainty, wrote CNN Chairman and CEO Chris Licht in a memo to employees. “These changes will not be easy because they will affect people, budgets, and projects,” warned Licht. “We will be strategic in this process and will minimize the impact on our core newsgathering operation and Digital, both of which have already executed smart changes. Let me be clear: I will not allow these changes to affect our position as the world’s leading news source, and we will continue to invest in growth areas.” Licht added that the goal is to have most of the decisions necessary made by the end of the year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DirecTV has asked the 27 stations that went dark over a carriage dispute to return their signals through Election Day, offering to pay the stations whatever new rate ends up being negotiated retroactively. The stations cover about 4 million homes in 25 markets and are owned by Mission Broadcasting and White Knight Broadcasting. “This is a critical time in American political life. We are less than two weeks from one of the most important Congressional midterm elections in American History, and gubernatorial elections in 36 states,” said DirecTV in a press release. “The results of this midterm will have a profound impact on some of the most important political, public health and economic issues of our time.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of coming-of-age comedy “Chad,” canceled amid cost-cutting moves at TBS, has been picked up by The Roku Channel. The season had already been completed. Roku also picked up non-exclusive rights to season one.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed “The Upshaws” for a third season. The remaining episodes of season two of the comedy, starring Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps and Kim Fields, will return in early 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kenan Thompson will repeat as host of “The People’s Choice Awards,” airing on NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 6 at 9p. Thompson is nominated in the comedy TV Star category for “Saturday Night Live.”
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Apple TV+ has landed new comedy series “Still Up,” starring Antonia Thomas (“Lovesick”) and Craig Roberts (“Red Oaks”) as insomniac friends who have no secrets except for their feelings for each other. The production comes from Various Artists Limited (“I May Destroy You”) and is executive produced by Paul Schlesinger (“Twenty Twelve”) and Phil Clarke (“I May Destroy You”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vella Lovell (“Mr. Mayor”) has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming workplace comedy “Animal Control.” The series, starring Joel McHale, is slated for a mid-season debut.
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CBS is developing “The Bad News Bears,” based on the 1976 movie. The reboot, from Kapital Entertainment and TrillTV, focuses on a divorced mom who coaches a team of misfits. CBS Studios is the studio. CBS’ previous “The Bad News Bears” series aired from 1979-80.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon has ordered a series spinoff of the 2016 animated feature “Sausage Party,” with the film’s Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, and Edward Norton onboard, joined by Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Natasha Rothwell, and Yassir Lester. The launch date for “Sausage Party: Foodtopia,” currently in production, is slated for 2024. The series is a co-production between Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The reboot of psychological drama “Mujeres Asesinas” will premiere exclusively on ViX+ on November 4. The anthology was one of the most popular series on Mexican television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Garcia!”, based on the graphic novel by Santiago Garcia, premieres tomorrow, October 28 on HBO Max. The spy series follows a young reporter who becomes embroiled in an elaborate political conspiracy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Whitstable Pearl” kicks off Monday, November 28 on Acorn TV. Two episodes will premiere weekly through December 12.
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Discovery’s “Gold Rush: White Water” returns for season six on Friday, November 11 at 9p.
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NBCUniversal is shipshape, with a new partnership with Celebrity Cruises kicking off with a taping of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” on Celebrity Beyond. Andy Cohen and the five captains from Bravo’s “Below Deck” franchise will board for an episode airing Tuesday, November 1, immediately following the series premiere of “Below Deck Adventure,” on Bravo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy special “Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?”, featuring the “I Love That for You” cast member, premieres Friday, December 2 on Showtime at 10p.
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Political thriller “The Independent,” a Relativity Media film from Park Pictures, Anonymous Content and NEXT Productions, will begin streaming exclusively on Peacock starting November 2.
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Music from Backstreet Boys is included in Lifetime’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate, with “It’s Christmas Time Again” featured in the movie, “Santa Bootcamp,” premiering Saturday, November 19 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Voice actress Sally Amaki and entertainer Jon Kabira will host the 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards for the first-ever live show in Japan early next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary “Master of Light,” telling the story of George Anthony Morton, a classical painter who spent ten years in prison for selling drugs, debuts Wednesday, November 16 at 8:30p on HBO.
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ESPN reports that Monday Night Football has averaged 15.3 million viewers this season, up 11% year-to-year. Through the first seven weeks of the season. Meanwhile, Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli notched 1.5 million viewers on ESPN2 in Week 7, and the alternate telecast is now averaging 1.5 million viewers through its first four editions this season, directly in line through the same number of episodes in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outback Steakhouse locked in athletes from college football programsacross the country to its TeamMATES roster to launch STEAK IT TO THE HOUSE— Outback’s campaign that will “take tailgates and team meals to the next level in communities nationwide.” Fans and athletes of all ages can expect to score big when Outback and its TeamMATES drop exciting promotions throughout the season, beginning with limited-edition NFT sports collectibles available on October 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MLB Network is set to provide more coverage of the 2022 World Seriespresented by Capital One than ever starting today with on-site presence from Minute Maid Park and Citizens Bank Park featuring series such as MLB Central and High Heat, among others. More than 25 different personalities will contribute across the coverage featuring in-depth analysis, revealing interviews, on-field demonstrations, high-end video elements and wall-to-wall highlights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Allen Media Group digital platform HBCU GO is teaming with the HBCU Basketball Association. Beginning with the spring 2023 season, this long-term partnership grants HBCU GO cable, linear, streaming, broadcast, VOD, and pay-per-view rights to premier HBCU BA professional sporting events.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of “Destined at Christmas” on Saturday, October 22 broke all Great American Family ratings records to-date in Households, W25-54, W18-49, P25-54, P18-49 AND Total Viewers, reaching .54 million total viewers in its premiere and 996,000 over 3 telecasts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Canadian actor Michael Kopsa died October 23 of complications from a brain tumor. He was 66. Kopsa is known for his work on series like “The X-Files,” “Smallville” and “Stargate SG-1.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben Feigin, executive producer of “Schitt’s Creek,” died October 24 of pancreatic cancer. He was 47. Among the awards he collected for the comedy were a 2020 Emmy, a 2021 Golden Globe, and a 2021 Producers Guild Award.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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