FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ HALLOWEEN PARADE/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/31/22)
FREEVEE: Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Inside Man (Premiere)
TV ONE: Sins of the City (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: Love and Hip Hop: Where Are They Now? (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Halloween Baking Championship (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Halloween Cookie Challenge (Finale) at 10pm

“The Real Love Boat,” launched on CBS on October 5, is moving to the network’s streaming sib, Paramount+ for the remainder of its run. The reality show’s premiere episode drew 2.4 million viewers; numbers have since fallen below 2 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN’s long-term plan “will no longer rely on commissioned projects,”CNN Worldwide Chairman and CEO Chris Licht informed staffers in a memo. Licht added that longform content “remains an important pillar of our programming”; the move to in-house production is a cost-cutting measure in the face of the rising cost of third-party content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with “widely diverse viewpoints,” tweeted Elon Musk after gaining control of the company. “No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.” The announcement came after Musk fired Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal, top policy executive Vijaya Gadde, CFO Ned Segal and and general counsel Sean Edgett, and dissolved the board of directors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pointing to a report that Musk’s takeover sparked a nearly 500% increase in the use of a racial slur on Twitter, NBA star LeBron James tweeted, “This is scary AF. So many damn unfit people saying hate speech is free speech.” Shonda Rhimes was among those deciding to quit Twitter under its new ownership. “Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye,” tweeted the TV titan. Donald Trump had a different take. “I am very happy that Twitter now is in sane hands and will no longer be run by Radical Left Lunatics and Maniacs that truly hate out country,” posted the former president on Truth Social.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has renewed “The Witcher” for season four, with a major recast: Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”) will replace Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Cavill, who is reprising his role as Superman in an upcoming film as well as starring in “Enola Holmes 2,” posted on Instagram, “I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.” Season three of the fantasy series is slated to premiere in summer 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 “She Gets It from Me,” a comedy from Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”), is in development at CBS. Cristela Alonzo (“Cristela”) is set to star and will co-write and exec produce with Bucatinsky. Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican and Ryan Seacrest Productions are producing for ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also in development at CBS is “Book Club,” a comedy from Dan Kopelman and Susanna Wolff (“Me, Myself and I”), Kapital Entertainment, TrillTV and CBS Studios. The story follows a group of women who discover a book that gives them witch powers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

How to follow Steve Martin and Martin Short? “Only Murders in the Building” co-creator John Hoffman is writing and executive producing a project for Apple TV+ based on the podcast “Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy.” The potential limited series comes from Imagine Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID is amplifying increased awareness around Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October with its “No Excuse for Abuse” campaign.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michaela Watkins (“Casual”) and Dan Bakkedahl (“Veep”) are set to star in “Dinner with the Parents,” Amazon Freevee’s remake of UK comedy “Friday Night Dinner.” CBS Studios and Big Talk are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Breaking Beyond,” a docuseries following six world class breakerdancers across the globe, premieres on Insight TV on November 19. Breaking will be featured as an Olympic sport in 2024.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TikTok star Alix Traeger (think Caesar salad) is partnering with Target to bring exclusive, curated content as well as competition on Food Network’s “Chopped.” “Social Showdown” premieres tomorrow, November 1 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Last Cowboy” is back for season three on CMT on November 18 at 10p. The competition series from Taylor Sheridan (“Yellowstone”) focuses on participants in the sport of horse reining.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” makes its NBC debut on December 1 at 8p. Parton stars as herself, meta-y, in a movie musical about the making of a live TV special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Silent Twins,” telling the true story of twins who only communicated with each other, premieres November 4 on Peacock. The film is based on the best-selling book.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Big 12 is locking in its long-term plans, according to multiple reports, and is finalizing a media deal that will run through at least the 2030-31 season in a six-year, $2.3 billion extension of its media rights agreement with partners ESPN and Fox Sports. The new accord, which kicks in starting in 2025, includes ESPN owning more than 60% of the inventory and Fox adding more college basketball.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Milwaukee Bucks victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 26 ranked as ESPN’s most-watched NBA regular season weeknight early game in four years, dating back to Nov. 2018 – according to Nielsen. The game generated 2,001,000 viewers across ESPN and ESPN2 combined. In addition, Wednesday’s late game – Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Denver Nuggets – averaged 1,816,000 viewers on ESPN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Hollywood Bowl transforms into Casita from “Encanto” in a concert event, “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl,” with a special introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda. From Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions, the original special will be available to stream on Wednesday, Dec. 28 on Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer Stephen C. Grossman died October 26 of complications from Covid-19. He was 76. Grossman served as copresident of The American Association of Producers, and was instrumental in the merger of that group with the Producer’s Guild of America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NEW YORK’S 49TH ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE
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POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $1 Billion

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Black Adam – $27.7 million
Ticket To Paradise – $10 million
Prey For The Devil – $7 million
Smile – $5 million
Halloween Ends – $3.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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