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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

October 25, 2021

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

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/25/21)
BRAVO: Below Deck (Premiere) at 9pm
CW: All American (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: 4400 (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Halloween Baking Championship (Finale) at 9pm

With no carriage agreement in sight, YouTube and YouTube TV may well be yanked from Roku devices, warns Google. “Since we haven’t been able to continue our conversations in good faith, our partnership for all new Roku devices will unfortunately end on December 9,” Google said in a statement. “We are, however, giving Roku the ability to continue distributing both YouTube and YouTube TV apps to all existing users to make sure they are not impacted.” Responded Roku, which has accused Google of anticompetitive conduct, “While not surprising, this kind of blatant retaliation and monopoly conduct is likely why the U.S. Department of Justice and 30 State Attorneys General are investigating Google for violating fair competition laws.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dave Chappelle is willing to talk to Netflix employees offended by transphobic jokes in his comedy special, “The Closer.” Controversy over the special led to protests at the streamer last week. “Both sides of the street are talking and Dave is listening,” said a rep for the comedian. “At some point, when everyone is open, I’m sure our communities will come together. As Dave said in his special, ‘No more jokes about transgenders until we can all laugh together.’”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Several media companies made it on Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces for 2021. Spotify was #1, with employees noting “big on discussing company mission and values,” and benefits like six months paid parental leave. ViacomCBS came in at #29, with kudos for town hall meetings, and A+E Networks landed at #40, lauded as “a great place for LGBTQ+ employees.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Internal Facebook documents show the degree to which the company was aware that extremist groups on its site were trying to polarize American voters before the election, and that Facebook employees believed the company could have done more to stop it, reported The New York Times and others on Friday night. In a blog post, Facebook VP of Integrity Guy Rosen noted the measures Facebook took to protect the platform, and said of critics who blame the social media site for the January 6 attack on the Capitol, “We are a significant social media platform so it’s only natural for content about major events like that to show up on Facebook. But responsibility for the insurrection itself falls squarely on the insurrectionists who broke the law and those who incited them.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) is set to star in and executive produce “The Bobby Love Story,” a drama in development at FX. The true story of escaped convict Bobby Love and his wife, who never knew his secret, comes from Simpson Street Productions and ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A family comedy starring George Lopez and his daughter, Mayan, has been picked up to pilot at NBC. The studio for working class comedy “Lopez Vs. Lopez,” from Bruce Helford and Debby Wolfe (“The Conners”), is Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guest roles added to Starz series “Gaslit,” the story of Martha Mitchell’s role in exposing Watergate, include Nate Corddry (“For All Mankind”); Amy Landecker(“Transparent”); Lauren E. Banks (“Maniac”); Ahna O’Reilly (“The Morning Show”); Beth Hall (“Mom”); and Bill Duke (“Black Lightning”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker in Disney+ “Star Wars” spinoff “Ahsoka,” which starts production in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “The Rookie” has banned “live” guns on the set, in a move likely to be replicated after last week’s tragic shooting on the set of the film “Rust.” “As of today, it is now policy on The Rookie that all gunfire on set will be Air Soft guns with CG muzzle flashes added in post. There will be no more ‘live’ weapons on the show,” wrote “The Rookie” showrunner in a memo to staff obtained by THR. “The safety our cast and crew is too important. Any risk is too much risk.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

British crime thriller “Hollington Drive” premieres on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, November 18. The four-parter focuses on the mystery of a missing child.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s miners versus mother nature when Discovery’s “Gold Rush: White Water” returns for a new season on Friday, November 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Real PD: Kansas City” captures real-life police drama in the heartland, starting Tuesday, November 9 at 10p on ID. First episode: “They Shot Him Good.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder Original special “The Last Drive-in: The Walking Dead” premieres Friday, October 29 on Shudder and AMC+. Horror host Joe Bob Briggs and special guest, TWD EP and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor/Designer Greg Nicotero watch the first two episodes of season one of the zombie drama and talk about the introduction and evolution of walkers, as well as iconic walkers from the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s movie reboot of “Highway to Heaven” premieres Saturday, November 6 at 8p. The contemporary take on the 1984-89 series stars Jill Scott as an angel sent back to earth to help people in need.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yahoo Finance’s “2021 All Markets Summit: A Path Forward” takes place live today, October 25, and can be accessed at YahooFinanceAMS.com at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keiran Culkin (“Succession”) will make his first appearance as host of “SNL” on November 6. He’ll be joined by third-time musical guest Ed Sheeran.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season five finale of Hallmark Channel’s “Chesapeake Shores” propelled the network to be the #1 most-watched network in Weekend Total Day among Women 18+, averaging 2.1 million Total Viewers and 226,000 W25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s “Gold Rush” was the #1 cable telecast of the night among M25-54 during primetime in Live+3 Nielsens, as well as the #1 non-sports telecast across the entire week for M25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way” took the #1 spot on cable for the night among W25-54 and hit a Live+3 season high among P/W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s “ Queen Sugar” delivered a season-high 966,000 P2+ and has grown 11% over the past 2 weeks. It ranked #1 in its timeslot across all of cable for African-American W25-54/18+, Households, and P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Peter Scolari died October 22 after battling cancer. He was 66. Scolari rose to fame in “Bosom Buddies,” and appeared in numerous series, including “Newhart,” “Murphy Brown” and “Evil,” winning an Emmy for “Girls.” Robert King (“The Good Fight”) said Scolari “was one of the funniest—sneakily funny—actors we’ve worked with. He always took a nothing scene and found different ways to twist it, and throw in odd pauses that made it jump….He was just wonderful.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $93 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Dune – $40.1 million
Halloween Kills – $14.5 million
No Time To Die – $11.9 millionVenom: Let There Be Carnage – $9.1 million
Ron’s Gone Wrong – $7.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

BILLIE LOURD HONORS LATE MOM CARRIE FISHER WITH HEARTWARMING CHILDHOOD PHOTO

October 22, 2021

BILLIE LOURD HONORS LATE MOM CARRIE FISHER WITH HEARTWARMING CHILDHOOD PHOTO
https://www.eonline.com/news/1306862/billie-lourd-honors-late-mom-carrie-fisher-with-heartwarming-childhood-photo

KATE BECKINSALE SLAMS CRITICS TRYING TO “SHAME” HER OVER IQ COMMENTS

October 22, 2021

KATE BECKINSALE SLAMS CRITICS TRYING TO “SHAME” HER OVER IQ COMMENTS
https://www.eonline.com/news/1306870/kate-beckinsale-fires-back-at-critics-trying-to-shame-her-over-iq-comments

ALEC BALDWIN GUN ACCIDENT ON THE SET “RUST” 911 CALL RELEASED

October 22, 2021

ALEC BALDWIN GUN ACCIDENT ON THE SET “RUST” 911 CALL RELEASED
https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/22/alec-baldwin-gun-accident-911-call-we-need-help-immediately/

ALEC BALDWIN BREAKS SILENCE AFTER GUN ACCIDENT ON “RUST” SET KILLS A WOMAN

October 22, 2021

ALEC BALDWIN BREAKS SILENCE AFTER GUN ACCIDENT ON “RUST” SET KILLS A WOMAN
https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/21/alec-baldwin-movie-rust-shooting-gun-blanks-new-mexico-two-injured/

PAUL WALKER’S DAUGHTER MEADOW GETS MARRIED TO LOUIS THORNTON-ALLAN

October 22, 2021

PAUL WALKER’S DAUGHTER MEADOW GETS MARRIED TO LOUIS THORNTON-ALLAN
https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/22/paul-walker-daughter-meadow-gets-married-hitched-wedding/

PETER SCOLARI (BOSOM BUDDIES) HAS DIED AT 66 FROM CANCER

October 22, 2021

PETER SCOLARI (BOSOM BUDDIES) HAS DIED AT 66 FROM CANCER
https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/22/peter-scolari-dead-dies-bosom-buddies-cancer-tom-hanks/

JAMIE LYNN SPEARS SAYS PARENTS PUSHED ABORTION WHEN SHE WAS 16, WARNED GIVING BIRTH WOULD RUIN CAREER

October 22, 2021

JAMIE LYNN SPEARS SAYS PARENTS PUSHED ABORTION WHEN SHE WAS 16, WARNED GIVING BIRTH WOULD RUIN CAREER
https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/22/jamie-lynn-spears-book-parents-pushed-abortion-adoption-career-baby-pregnant/

CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 22, 2021

October 22, 2021

CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 22, 2021
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Roddy Rich (Rapper) – 23 years old
21 Savage (Rapper) – 29 years old
Jonathan Lipnicki (“Stuart Little” movies/ “Jerry Maguire”) – 31 years old
Zac Hanson (Hanson) – 36 years old
Michael Fishman (The Conners/ Roseanne) – 40 years old
Katrina Campins (Hot Listing Miami/ The Apprentice) – 42 years old
Mariah Huq (Married To Medicine) – 43 years old
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) – 46 years old
Spike Jonze (Director) – 52 years old
Shaggy (Singer) – 53 years old
Shelby Lynne (Country Singer) – 53 years old
Carlos Mencia (Comedian) – 54 years old
Valeria Golino (“Hot Shots!” movies/ “Rain Man”) – 56 years old
Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) – 59 years old
Jeff Goldblum (“Jurassic Park” movies) – 69 years old
Deepak Chopra (Author) – 75 years old
Catherine Deneuve (“Belle De Jour”) – 78 years old
Christopher Lloyd (Taxi/ “Back To The Future” movies) – 83 years old 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ NYC STREET FAIRS/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

October 22, 2021

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

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 10/22/21)
APPLE TV+: Invasion (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Adventure Beast (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Inside Job (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Locke & Key (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Maya and the Three (Premiere)
NETFLIX: More Than Blue: The Series (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Roaring Twenties (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (Premiere)
KARTOON CHANNEL: Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten (Finale)
PBS: La Frontera with Pati Jinich (Finale)

(SATURDAY 10/23/21)
BET HER: The Hotline (Premiere)
NICKELODEON: Danger Force (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: The Dead Files (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Jason Sudeikis, Musical Guest: Brandi Carlile at 11:30pm
ADULT SWIM and CRUNCHYROLL: Fena: Pirate Princess (Finale)

(SUNDAY 10/24/21)
COOKING CHANNEL: Cheat Day USA (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Insecure (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Curb Your Enthusiasm (Premiere) at 10:40pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: What on Earth? (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Outrageous Pumpkins (Finale) at 10pm

HBO and HBO Max counted 45.2 million US subscribers in 2Q21, down from the 47 million combined subs WarnerMedia reported for the second quarter, reflecting the HBO option’s removal from Amazon Channels. Globally, subscriptions hit 69.4 million, up 12.5% year over year. AT&T’s 3Q21 results topped Wall Street expectations, with total revenue of $39.9 billion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS gave a full season order to freshman comedy “Ghosts,” which is averaging about 8 million total viewers in Live+7 data. “We’re thrilled this spirited new comedy has struck a chord with viewers and critics alike and is off to a great start,” said Thom Sherman, Senior Executive VP Programming at CBS Entertainment. “We’ve loved ‘Ghosts’ since day one.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ picked up seasons three and four of sitcom “Mythic Quest.” “Just like critics and audiences all over the world, we fell in love with Rob and his team’s sharp writing and full-of-heart, relatable characters that make up the world of ‘Mythic Quest,’” said Matt Cherniss, Head of Programming for Apple TV+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Power Rangers Dino Fury,” the 29th season of the franchise from Entertainment One and Hasbro, is moving to Netflix. The show has aired on Nickelodeon since 2011.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook Watch has greenlit new original talk series “Face to Face with Becky G,” starring actress and activist Becky G. The new series is executive produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and Becky G’s B Yourself Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fresh off of “Sopranos” sequel film “The Many Saints of Newark,” Michael Gandolfini has joined the cast of Paramount+ series “The Offer,” about the making of “The Godfather.” Gandolfini will play a businessman trying to buy Paramount. Nikki Toscano and Michael Toklin are co-writers and executive producers on the series; Toscano also serves as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting notes: Timothy Simons (“Veep”) will star opposite Jessica Biel in Hulu limited series “Candy,” about a woman who killed her friend with an ax…Gabrielle Creevy (“In My Skin”) has joined the cast of Showtime drama “Three Women,” based on the bestseller by Lisa Taddeo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS’ extreme competition series “Go-Big Show” returns for season two on Thursday, January 6 at 9p. T-Pain, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, Cody Rhodes and host Bert Kreischer serve as judges.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming back for a sophomore run is “Animaniacs.” The animated series launches Friday, November 5 on Hulu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Call the Closer” follows St. Louis couples navigating the home buying process, then renovating. The new series launches Monday, November 8 at 9p on HGTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Iron Chef Michael Symon goes up against top chefs on their own turf in new Food Network series “Throwdown with Michael Symon,” debuting Tuesday, December 7 at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

British photographer and cookbook author Mary McCartney helps kickstart the holidays in “Mary McCartney Serves It Up,” debuting Thursday, November 23 on discovery+. Among other guests, McCartney’s dad, Sir Paul McCartney, will be popping in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Italian Television Festival takes place in LA October 30-November 2, opening with a family-focused event dedicated to animation with the premiere of “Pinocchio and Friends” by Rainbow Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The topic of policing and the Black community will be explored in “Protect or Neglect,” a Bounce original airing Wednesday, October 27 at 8p. The documentary will be available on streamer Brown Sugar starting October 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hugh Bonneville will be featured in two wildlife programs for Smithsonian Channel. The “Downton Abbey” alum narrates“Wild Tales from the Farm,” premiering Wednesday, November 3 at 8p, and hosts “The Crown’s Ancient Forest,” premiering Wednesday, December 1 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MeTV celebrates Veterans Day with its annual special broadcast “MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale,” on Thursday, November 11 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Sports scored TV and streaming rights to a documentary from SMAC Entertainment, Hyperobject Industries, Matador Content and The Athletic that tells the story of the Bishop Sycamore high school football scandal. The doc debuts in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET and BET Her delivered 5.6 million Live+3 total viewers P2+ during last week’s premieres of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living,” “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” “Twenties” and “Twenties After-show with B. Scott.” Tuesday night, BET held the top three shows on cable for Black viewers 18-49: “The Oval” #1 including all of TV, “Assisted Living” #2, and “House of Payne” #3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Dune – Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Charlotte Rampling, Stephen McKinley, Zendaya Coleman
The French Dispatch – Timothee Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Lea Seydoux, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Park, Jeffrey Wright, Owen Wilson Jason Schwartzman
Ron’s Gone Wrong (Animated) – Jack Dylan Grazer, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Olivia Coleman, Rob Delaney, Justice Smith, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado

NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday October 22, 2021
Midtown East Food Block Party – on 52nd St. from Lexington to 3rd Ave.

Saturday October 23, 2021
6th Ave. Chelsea Fall Fair – on 6th Ave. from 23rd to 32nd St.
Eighth Ave. Fall Fair – on 8th Ave. from 42nd to 52nd St.
Jerome Ave. Festival – on Jerome Ave. from Moshulu to Gun Hill Road

Sunday October 24, 2021
Lexington Ave. Fall Festival – on Lexington Ave. from 42nd to 57th St.
Broadway Fall Fair – on Broadway from 86th to 96th St.
Queens Blvd. “Forest Hills” Festival – on Queens Blvd. from 70th Road to Yellowstone Blvd. 

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $108 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $86 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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