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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/30/22)
NBC: 90th Annual Christmas In Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting at 7pm
BRAVO: Love Without Borders (Premiere) at 9pm
CNBC: Money Court (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: The Masked Singer (Finale) at 8pm

The startling reports of AMC Networks CEO Christina Spade exiting her post after only three months was just the beginning of the news coming from AMC, which is expected to lay off about 20 percent of its workforce. Shortly after she stepped down company chairman James Dolan sent a memo to staff yesterday forecasting “large-scale layoffs” across every operating area. “It was our belief that cord cutting losses would be offset by gains in streaming,” Dolan wrote. “This has not been the case.” As for Spade, The Wall Street Journal reports she’s set to receive a severance payment of more than $10 million, in addition to benefits associated with restricted stock units and other awards, according to the terms outlined in the employment agreement.
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“Wednesday” is Netflix’s new favorite day. The “Addams Family”-inspired supernatural series hit a new record for the streamer, drawing 341.23 million hours viewed during its first week and landing the most hours viewed in a week for any English-language TV series on Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steve Martin and Martin Short will co-host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on December 10, with musical guest Brandi Carlile, as the show closes out 2022 with three new episodes. Also on deck are Keke Palmer on December 3, with musician SZA, and Austin Butler on December 17, with musical guest Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer and music and social media influencer JoJo Siwa will host the inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, with McBrayer hosting the ceremony on Sunday, December 11 and Siwa hosting the creative arts ceremony on Saturday, December 10. Both ceremonies will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in LA.
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MGM+ landed Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce-fronted drama series “A Spy Among Friends” after Spectrum halted plans to run with the series. The six-ep spy thriller, a co-production with UK streamer ITVX, is based on the Ben Macintyre book and details the true story of two British spies and lifelong friends, Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby, a notorious British intelligence officer and KGB double agent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Chocolat,” a theatrical hit for Johnny Depp in 2000, is returning as a French-language TV series from Miramax TV and Mediawan. The series, also adapted from the Joanne Harris novel, will feature a woman and a daughter who settle in a local town and disrupt the social balance as they seek to convince the town’s folks to embrace the change they are bringing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS and the BBC are teaming on a docuseries about the rise and fall of disco. “Disco Inferno: The Sound of the Underground” (working title) explores the genre’s continuing musical and cultural legacy. The three-episode series begins in the ‘70s and will “highlight many new or untold stories of the genre,” according to Jonathan Rothery, whom the BBC hired as its first head of pop music TV. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu renewed “Tell Me Lies” for a second season. The original series follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship that begins on a college campus as it unfolds over the course of eight years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another board game is getting a makeover for the screen. New production house Cobalt Knight, founded up by videogame execs Christopher Kaminski and Christopher Knox, optioned the screen rights to Terraforming Mars, which has sold more than 1.5 million copiesThe two are eyeing a series adaptation of the game, in which players use resources and technology to make the red planet inhabitable. Kaminski formerly was a creative leader at Sega of America, where he produced “Sonic the Hedgehog.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

BritBox acquired season 2 of thriller “Irvine Welsh’s Crime” to bring to the air in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland next year. The streamer also announced it’s at work on “Wagatha: A Courtroom Drama,” which dramatizes the celebrity court case in which the wives of high-profile British footballers face off in a courtroom, each trying to protect their reputation over leaked Instagram stories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Mae Martin will film their new hourlong Netflix comedy special December 8 at the Vogue Theater in Vancouver, with the All Things Comedy-produced special slated to air next year. Martin made their Netflix debut in 2019, created and starred in the series “Feel Good,” and performed in the “Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration special” recorded at the Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival earlier this year. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rainmaker Content took a minority equity stake in Saffron Cherry Productions, building on the two companies’ existing first-look deal. During the last year Rainmaker and Saffron Cherry have collaborated on a slate of series, and they’re in development on shows including police drama “Blurred by Ian Winterton” and “The Dales Detective Agency,” based on Julia Chapman’s book series. 
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UKTV network Drama commissioned its first original scripted series. “Outrageous,” a six-part show from BBC Studios-owned Firebird Pictures, will examine look at the famous British socialite sisters the Mitfords, whose antics in the ‘30s made their family one of the most well known in the UK.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Miss Scarlet And The Duke” got a fourth season renewal by Masterpiece. The mystery series stars Kate Phillips (“The Crown”) as the first-ever female detective in Victorian London. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Jane the Virgin” is getting a South African remake that envisions the protagonist as a proud young Zulu woman. Propagate International licensed the rights to Alta Global Media to develop the new version of the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK’s Channel 5 commissioned “Crash Investigators” (working title), a docuseries that will follow the delicate work of the crash investigations teams in North Yorkshire, one of the most dangerous driving counties in the UK. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting: Ed Helms (“Together Together”) and McG (“The Babysitter)” are onboard for Netflix body swap comedy “Family Leave”… Christian Svensson joined the cast of Hulu’s “Career Opportunities of Murder and Mayhem”… Ryan Eggold (“New Amsterdam”) and Isaiah Mustafa (“It: Chapter 2”) will star opposite Aldis Hodge in Amazon series “Alex Cross” in series regular roles… David Corenswet has been tapped as male lead in hourlong pilot “The Answers” for FX. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of “Acapulco” debuts Friday, December 2 on Apple TV+. The bilingual comedy picks up on the heels of season one, telling the story of 20-something Maximo Gallardo, whose dream comes true when he scores the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Checkup,” a docuseries featuring CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus talking with Ashton Kutcher, Amy Schumer, Nick Cannon and other celebrities about their personal health struggles, heads to Paramount+ on Tuesday, December 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Antiques Roadshow” returns for a 27th season showcasing appraisal events from across the country on Monday, January 2, on PBS. 
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Real estate expert and designer Christina Hall takes her prowess to the Tennessee countryside in her latest HGTV series “Christina in the Country,” debuting Thursday, January 12 at 8p. 
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January 19 will be the premiere date for “That ‘90s Show,” Netflix’s latest period teen series that follows to hit sitcom “That ’70s Show.” The streamer dropped a trailer for the show, which returns of “That ’70s Show” alumni Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith as grandparents Kitty and Red, and a new group of teenage buddies. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

FETV is adding suspense to the holiday season with “A Very Perry December.” Beginning Sunday, December 4, the network will air “Perry Mason Movies” Sundays through Fridays at 8p leading up to Christmas Day. Since debuting in July on FETV, the movies have averaged 250,000 Total viewers and 32,000 in the A25-54 demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-night event “Back in the Groove,” hosted by Taye Diggs, kicks off Monday, December 5 with two episodes on Hulu as three single women in their 40s, all stuck in the grind of their everyday lives, check out of their comfort zones and check into a resort in the Dominican Republic. The goal is to rediscover their youth and find love with men—half their age. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

New galactic adventures will take flight via two animated Adult Swim specials featuring familiar fan faves. “King Star King!/!/!/” debuts Monday, February 13, with creator JJ Villard returning to his Emmy-winning Adult Swim series for a new installment, featuring Tommy Blacha and Andie MacDowell. “Ballmastrz: Rubicon” arrives Monday, February 20, both at midnight. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The History of Curb Your Enthusiasm” with Susie Essman and Jeff Garlin leads iHeartMedia’s latest slate of original podcasts, which also includes titles from Rosie O’Donnell and Jason Alexander.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series finale of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, November 20 became the most-watched episode ever on AMC+. The 90-minute finale drove the highest single day of viewership ever on the platform and saw significant viewership spikes on AMC from previous episodes. In Nielsen L3 ratings, the episode averaged 3.1 million viewers, up 36 percent from the previous ep; 1.5 million A25-54, up 53 percent from the previous ep; and 1.2 million A18-49, up 75 percent from the previous episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Week three of “Holiday Baking Championship” ranked as the top non-news/sports program in its timeslot among A/W 18+. Posting a 1.1 A18+ / 1.6 W18+ L3 rating, as well as hitting a season high among A/W 25-54, posting 0.9 and 1.3 L3 ratings respectively, it stands as Food Network’s highest-rated telecast of the year among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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