MAYA RUDOLPH WON TWO EMMYS IN ONE WEEK – ONE FOR PLAYING CONNIE IN “BIG MOUTH” AND ONE FOR PLAYING KAMALA HARRIS ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”

September 21, 2020

MAYA RUDOLPH WON TWO EMMYS IN ONE WEEK – ONE FOR PLAYING CONNIE IN “BIG MOUTH” AND ONE FOR PLAYING KAMALA HARRIS ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/09/20/creative-arts-emmys-2020-maya-rudolph-wins-snl-kamala-harris/5844167002/

RON CEPHAS JONES (THIS IS US) & DAUGHTER JASMINE CEPHAS (FREE RAYSHAWN & HAMILTON) MAKE EMMYS HISTORY

September 21, 2020

RON CEPHAS JONES (THIS IS US) & DAUGHTER JASMINE CEPHAS JONES (FREE RAYSHAWN & HAMILTON) MAKE EMMYS HISTORY
https://www.eonline.com/news/1189714/ron-cephas-jones-and-daughter-jasmine-cephas-jones-make-emmys-history

EDDIE MURPHY WINS HIS FIRST-EVER EMMY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES FOR “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”

September 21, 2020

EDDIE MURPHY WINS HIS FIRST-EVER EMMY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES FOR “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”
https://www.eonline.com/news/1189715/eddie-murphy-finally-wins-his-first-ever-emmy-award

KERRY WASHINGTON WINS HER FIRST-EVER EMMY DURING THE 2020 CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS FOR “LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE” AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

September 21, 2020

KERRY WASHINGTON WINS HER FIRST-EVER EMMY DURING THE 2020 CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS FOR “LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE” AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
https://www.eonline.com/news/1188366/kerry-washington-wins-her-first-ever-emmy-during-2020-creative-arts-awards

GIULIANA RANCIC & VIVICA A. FOX BOTH ABSENT FROM EMMYS PRE-SHOW ON E! DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

September 21, 2020

GIULIANA RANCIC & VIVICA A. FOX BOTH ABSENT FROM EMMYS PRE-SHOW ON E! DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
https://www.today.com/popculture/giuliana-rancic-vivica-fox-both-absent-emmys-pre-show-due-t192082

PAMELA HUTCHINSON (THE EMOTIONS) HAS DIED

September 21, 2020

PAMELA HUTCHINSON (THE EMOTIONS) HAS DIED
https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/20/the-emotions-singer-pamela-hutchinson-dead-dies/

CELEBRITY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

CELEBRITY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Jason Derulo (Pop Singer) – 31 years old
Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”/ “Step Up” movies) – 33 years old
Lindsey Stirling (Violinist) – 34 years old
Wale (Rapper) – 36 years old
Maggie Grace (“Taken” movies) – 37 years old
Nicole Richie (NBC’s Great News/ VH1’s Candidly Nicole) – 39 years old
Robert Hoffman (“Step Up 2: The Streets”) – 40 years old
Laura Govan (VH1’s Basketball Wives) – 41 years old
Liam Gallagher (Lead Singer of Oasis) – 48 years old
Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) – 49 years old
Luke Wilson (“Old School”) – 49 years old
Anne Burrell (Chef) – 51 years old
Ricki Lake (TV Host) – 52 years old
Faith Hill (County Singer) – 53 years old
Abby Lee Miller (Lifetime’s Dance Moms) – 55 years old
Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory) – 55 years old
Momma Dee (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta) – 57 years old
Rob Morrow (Numb3rs/ Northern Exposure) – 58 years old
Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing) – 59 years old
David James Elliott (JAG) – 60 years old
Dave Coulier (Full House) – 61 years old
Bill Murray (“Isle of Dogs”/ Saturday Night Live) – 70 years old
Stephen King (Writer) – 73 years old
Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer) – 77 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ 2020 EMMY AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

September 21, 2020

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

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 9/21/20)
NBC: The Kelly Clarkson Show (Season 2 Premiere) at 2pm
NBC: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Season 18 Premiere) at 3pm
ACORN TV: Bang (Premiere)
CBS: Manhunt: Deadly Games (Premiere) at 10pm
DISNEY XD: Big Hero 6 (Premiere) at 7:30pm
FUSE: Like, Share, Dimelo (Premiere) at 11pm
NBC: Dateline NBC (Premiere) at 10pm
QUIBI: Murder Unboxed (Premiere)
SNAPCHAT: The Solution Committee (Premiere)
UNIVISION: Imperio de Mentiras (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Your Worst Nightmare (Finale) at 10pm

The 72nd Emmy Awards ceremony was a real Schitt’s show. In an Emmys-first clean sweep of the comedy categories, trophies were handed to Schitt’s Creek’s Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy for Outstanding Actress and Actor; Daniel Levy for writing, directing (with Andrew Cividino) and Supporting Actor in a comedy; Annie Murphy for Supporting Actress; and finally, to the show itself for Outstanding Comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Creek streak aside, Jimmy Kimmel hosted an Emmy ceremony unlike any other (“This is the year they decide to have a host?”). Facing COVID-19 restrictions, presenters were on site for the ceremony at Staples Center in LA, but there was no live audience; winners delivered their acceptance speeches remotely. “Which of your favorite stars gives a speech so long we have to mute them?” mused Kimmel as the show got underway. During the “Pandemmys,” winners had their trophies hand delivered by people in tuxedo hazmat suits. (Preparing to announce the Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner, Kimmel said, “One of you is about to receive a knock on your door. Could be an Emmy, could be Chinese food. Both good.” Observed winner Regina King, “This is so freaking weird.”)
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kimmel kept things moving, and effective moments included a lovely In Memoriam segment, and essential workers presenting awards. Fun surprise: A Friends reunion of Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. In the top drama categories, HBO reigned supreme – Succession’s Jeremy Strong won for Outstanding Actor; Euphoria’s Zendaya Coleman took the prize for Outstanding Actress; and Succession was named Outstanding Drama. For a complete list of winners, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

Creative Arts Emmy highlights: Over five ceremonies, Netflix and HBO took the most Creative Arts honors, with 19 wins each. HBO’s Watchmen and Disney+’s The Mandalorian were the programs grabbing the most awards, with seven each…. Eddie Murphy won his first primetime Emmy, for hosting SNL….Also a first-time winner was Michael Jordan, for ESPN’ The Last Dance….In another first, This Is Us’ Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones (#FreeRayshawn) were the first father/daughter Emmy winners. Though that wasn’t clear at first – in a technical glitch during the FXX presentation on Saturday, the title card for Cephas Jones appeared, but a voiceover announced Jason Bateman as winner for The Outisder. The mistake was quickly corrected….Maya Rudolph scored her first two Emmys – one on Thursday for Big Mouth, and another on Saturday for guesting as Kamala Harris on SNL….Netflix won an Emmy for docu-series Cheer, a day after Jerry Davis, a star on the show, was arrested on child pornography charges….RuPaul, who broke the record for most wins as host, took home his fifth consecutive Emmy for RuPaul’s Drag Race.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After months of negotiations, Roku and NBCUniversal reached a distribution deal on Friday that adds streaming service Peacock to the platform. “We are pleased Roku recognizes the value in making NBCUniversal’s incredible family of apps and programming, including Peacock, available to all of their users across the country….Roku’s incredible reach will not only help us ensure Peacock is available to our fans wherever they consume video but continue to expand NBCUniversal’s unrivaled digital presence across platforms,” said NBCU. In its own statement, Roku said the company looked forward to “an expanded, mutually beneficial relationship between our companies that includes adding NBC content to The Roku Channel and a meaningful partnership around advertising.” It was a last-minute deal – hours before the announcement, it appeared a blackout of NBCU apps was imminent, which would have left Roku users without Sunday Night Football, US Open golf and the Stanley Cup final.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The President has given his approval “in concept” to a deal between TikTok parent ByteDance and Oracle. The arrangement prevented a ban on TikTok in app stores that was to have taken effect at midnight on Sunday. ByteDance would continue to be majority owner under the deal, with Oracle and Walmart forming a new entity called TikTok Global. Oracle will host all of TikTok’s US user data and safeguard TikTok’s computer systems “to ensure U.S. national security requirements are fully satisfied,” TikTok said in a statement. “While we strongly disagree with the implications of TikTok as a national security threat, we nonetheless understand the concerns,” said Vanessa Pappas, Interim Head of TikTok. “We’ve confirmed a proposal that resolves the Administration’s security concerns and settles questions around TikTok’s future in the US.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the wake of reports of workplace misconduct, WarnerMedia is updating its Standards of Business Conduct, which employees will be required to sign, and reviewing conduct across its production teams and partner productions. “I anticipate that there will be situations where we choose to terminate business relationships,” said new CEO Jason Kilar in a memo to staff last week. “I also anticipate that there will be situations where a person may choose not to work with us because of these rigid expectations. That’s fine. While there may be companies that will do business with those people, we do not need to be one of them.” WarnerMedia has faced claims of toxic workplace environments at The Ellen DeGeneres Show and TMZ.
(Source: Cynopsis)

20/20 co-anchor Amy Robach and ABC News correspondent T.J. Holmes have been named co-anchors of ABC News daytime show GMA3: What You Need to Know, joining chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton. They start today, September 21. In March, the network replaced GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke with Pandemic: What You Need to Know.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Sunday Night Movies will return on October 4 with 2003 film Old School at 9:30p, followed by 1995’s Clueless (October 11), 1986’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (October 18), 1996’s Scream (October 25), 2016’s Star Trek Beyond (November 1) and 1988’s Coming to America (November 29). The franchise was revived last spring after a 14-year break. Big Brother’s Sunday episodes will move to Mondays at 8p starting October 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel ordered 10 episodes of Fright Club from Painless Productions. In the new format, Jack Osbourne (Portals to Hell) and The Ghost Brothers watch paranormal videos together, then experts weigh in about how to handle paranormal experiences.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OZY Media announced new scripted projects with Lifetime and A+E Networks. The first is an original TV movie focused on immigration, based on reporting by Ozy.com. “OZY is on the front line of so many stories that need to be told,” said Amy Winter, EVP, Head of Programming, Lifetime, LMN. “This project in particular has perfect synergy with our Ripped From The Headlines genre and will greatly resonate with our Lifetime audience.” The second project is in development. Part of an ongoing partnership, the productions mark OZY’s entry into scripted television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is developing The Dreamers, a drama from Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and her Okay Goodnight, Warren Littlefield, and Touchstone Television. The project centers on a small college town transformed by a mysterious illness.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mckenna Grace (Troop Zero) will play the much younger wife of a Commander in season four of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon anthology series Small Axe, from Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), premieres with its first film, Mangrove, on Friday, November 20. Mangrove tells the story of participants in a peaceful protest in 1970 being wrongfully accused of incitement to riot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID has two new series on tap for early October. The Missing arrives Monday, October 5 at 9p, investigating missing persons cases through the lens of the people trying to find answers, and includes a call to action for viewers. On Thursday, October 8 at 9p, Suspicious Minds follows murder mysteries where doubt clouds the perceptions of those involved.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming up with killer programming is Oxygen, with the debut of The Real Murders of Orange County on Sunday, November 8 at 7p. Focused on homicides in SoCal, the series will air every week with back-to-back episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo late night show Bravo’s Chat Room debuts Sunday, September 27 at 10:30p, hosted by Bravolebrities Hannah Berner (Summer House), Gizelle Bryant (The Real Housewives of Potomac), Kate Chastain (Below Deck), and Porsha Williams (The Real Housewives of Atlanta). The six-episode event series, covering pop culture stories of the week, will air Sundays and Mondays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of TLC’s Welcome to Plathville finds some of Kim and Barry Plath’s nine children questioning their sheltered lifestyle and testing limits beyond the boundaries of the family farm, starting Tuesday, November 10 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult animated series Harley Quinn was renewed for season three, but it will debut on HBO Max, not DC Universe. DC Universe announced it is moving out of the business of scripted original series and focusing on comic book subscription service DC Universe Infinte, set to launch January 21. “Our fans love the platform’s robust library of comic books and, with the transformation, we will not disappoint,” said DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee. “I’m excited to share that not only will DC Universe Infinite members still be able to read all of the great comics that they’ve enjoyed but new issues are debuting on the platform quicker than before, digital first exclusives are being created, and the members-only events will begin as soon as possible.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV is the #1 cable network in Total Day for W25-54 for YTD and 3Q20 to-date (tied with sister network ID for 3Q). The season finales for Good Bones and Christina on the Coast both resulted in their best seasons to-date and both ranked among the top 5 cable programs in their respective timeslots among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

THE 72ND ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1188087/2020-emmys-winners-the-complete-list

2020 CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1187927/creative-arts-emmys-2020-see-the-complete-list-of-winners

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Tenet – $4.7 million
The New Mutants – $1.6 million
Infidel – $1.5 million
Unhinged – $1.3 million
The SpongeBob Movie: Spong On The Run – $210,000
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

RUTH BADER GINSBURG (SUPREME COURT JUSTICE) HAS DIED

September 19, 2020

RUTH BADER GINSBURG (SUPREME COURT JUSTICE) HAS DIED
https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/18/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead-dies-87/

DANNY MASTERSON APPEARS IN COURT FOR ARRAIGNMENT ON RAPE CHARGES

September 19, 2020

DANNY MASTERSON APPEARS IN COURT FOR ARRAIGNMENT ON RAPE CHARGES
https://www.eonline.com/news/1189402/danny-masterson-appears-in-court-for-arraignment-on-rape-charges