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    [friday, october 30, 2020]    
12:11 AM SUNDANCE deutschland 89: november nights (#302)
3:01 AM QUIBI 60 in 6: tba (#124)
  NETFLIX barrier, the: tba (#108)
  AMAZON challenge, the: eta: season 1
[series premiere]
  NETFLIX great british baking show, the (united kingdom): tba (#C806/UK1106)
  QUIBI hello america: tba (#133)
  QUIBI last looks: tba (#117)
  APPLE TV+ long way up: colombia, panama & costa rica (#109)
  DISNEY+ magic of disney's animal kingdom: peri's prickly pregnancy (#106)
  DISNEY+ mandalorian, the: chapter 9 (#201)
[2nd season premiere]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: kaali khuhi
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: rogue city
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: his house
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: the day of the lord
[special presentation]
  DISNEY+ one day at disney shorts: dana amendola: disney theatrical productions (#148)
  DISNEY+ right stuff, the: the kona kai seance (#105)
  NETFLIX somebody feed phil: season 4
[4th season premiere]
  NETFLIX suburra: blood on rome [italian language]: season 3
[series finale]
  APPLE TV+ tehran: five hours until the bombing run (#108)
[1st season finale]
  CBSAA tooning out the news: tba (#192)
  AMAZON truth seekers: season 1
[series premiere]
  DISNEY+ weird but true: camping (#312)
6:30 AM OVATION celebrity antiques road trip: episode 804 (0804CA)
12:00 PM YOUTUBE justin bieber: seasons: justin bieber: next chapter
[special presentation]
  NICK paw patrol: pups save election day/pups save the bubble monkeys (#702)
12:30 PM NICK santiago of the seas: princess and the pirate puppy/caracol cove (#105)
4:00 PM VICE finishing school: pleasure (#102)
7:00 PM CARTOON total dramarama: stingin' in the rain (#V230)
8:00 PM HGTV bizarre builds: midcentury modern garage (#105)
  LIFETIME crafty christmas romance, a
[original telefilm]
  OXYGEN dateline nbc: the mystery man (#SU930)
  DISCOVERY gold rush: promised land (#1102)
  CBS greatest #athome videos, the: dracula the entertainer (#109)
  TRAVEL portals to hell: frightmare in connecticut (#2R2R10)
[one-hour special presentation]
  ABC shark tank: episode 1203 (#1203)
  PBS washington week: episode 6018 (#6018)
  FOX wwe's friday night smackdown: 103020 (WWE-2244)
8:30 PM NICK JR adventures of paddington, the: paddington's first snow (#125A)
  HGTV bizarre builds: from dumpster to designer digs (#106)
  PBS firing line with margaret hoover: episode 418 (#418)
9:00 PM PEACOCK amber ruffin show, the: tba (#105)
  CBS cbs news special: the deciders: a cbs news special
[one-hour special presentation]
  FOOD diners, drive-ins & dives: from authentic to inventive (#3212)
  A&E live rescue: live rescue - 10.30.20
  WE love after lockup: highway to hell (#316)
  HISTORY monsterquest: vampires
  HGTV my big italian adventure: 1 euro dream home: episode 1 (#101)
[series premiere]
  TRAVEL osbournes want to believe, the: the osbournes: night of terror (#SP01-120)
[two-hour special presentation]
  PBS pbs special: jazz at lincoln center presents: a swingin' sesame street celebration (#JASS)
  OWN ready to love: tba (#202)
  HBO shop, the: barack obama joins lebron james and maverick carter
[special presentation]
  SHOWTIME showtime special: citizen bio
[special presentation]
  PEACOCK wilmore: tba (#107)
  The CW world's funniest animals: episode 108 (#108)
9:01 PM ABC 20/20: tba
10:00 PM CNBC american greed: bonus edition - a glamorous showbiz lie
  NBC dateline nbc: hope whispers (#060)
  HGTV house hunters: room for mom in tucson (#19511)
  PBS pbs special: exhumed: a history of zombies (#MONS)
  OWN put a ring on it: tba (#102)
  HBO real time with bill maher: al franken; david sanger; john heilemann; and lis smith (#547/1832)
  CINEMAX warrior: not for a drink, a f*ck, or a g**damn prayer (#205)
10:30 PM HGTV house hunters international: lower costs, higher living in boquete, panama (#15703)
11:00 PM COMEDY daily show with trevor noah, the: the daily show with trevor noah presents: remembering rbg a nation ugly cries with desi lydic
  BBCA graham norton show, the: tba (#2804)
  HBO how to with john wilson: how to put up scaffolding (#02/102)
  MTV ridiculousness: lamorne morris

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 273 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 2031 series
· currently airing (fall 2020) 364 series
· new this fall (yet to premiere) 85 series
· returning this fall (yet to premiere) 81 series
· new this winter (yet to premiere) 37 series
· returning this winter (yet to premiere) 46 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 4 series
· returning this spring (yet to premiere) 2 series
· new in 2020/2021 (date TBA) 178 series
· returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA) 385 series
· canceled/ended (2018-2019 season) 554 series

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Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Keeps FOX in Front
The network leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/29/20 - 02:01 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Trailer and Poster Art for "My Psychedelic Love Story" from Oscar(R) Winning Director Errol Morris
The film is a psychedelic head trip crossed with a possible CIA conspiracy and wrapped in a fascinating love story told by the late Joanna Harcourt-Smith about her time with Timothy Leary.

[10/29/20 - 12:25 PM]
OWN Announces First-Look Deal with Holly Carter and Releve Entertainment, An All3Media America Company
The first project under the new deal includes an all-star holiday gospel music special, "Our OWN Christmas" set to air on Tuesday, December 1.

[10/29/20 - 12:01 PM]
A&E Network Greenlights New Documentary Special "Biography: TLC" (wt) Celebrating the Iconic and Pioneering Story of the Top Selling American Female Group of All Time
The special will be directed by Matt Kay and will premiere on A&E in 2021.

[10/29/20 - 12:00 PM]
IMDb TV and Amazon Studios Greenlights Judge Judy Sheindlin to Preside Over a New Court Program for a Free Streaming Audience
The Untitled Judge Judy Sheindlin Project will feature no-nonsense, expeditious Judge Sheindlin's signature adjudication style with a new array of cases, litigants and judgments.

[10/29/20 - 12:00 PM]
CBS All Access Renews "No Activity" for a Fourth Season
In a departure from previous seasons, the fourth season will feature all the fan favorite characters in animated form.

[10/29/20 - 11:39 AM]
Acorn TV's "My Life Is Murder" Starring Lucy Lawless to Return in 2021
The 10-episode series moves from Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand and is currently in pre-production, starring Lucy Lawless alongside her season one cohort Ebony Vagulans.

[10/29/20 - 11:30 AM]
Nickeloden Announces All-New Midnight Society for Season Two of Beloved Horror Anthology Series, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
In season two (six episodes), this new group of kids tell a terrifying tale about a curse that has been cast over their small seaside town, haunted by an all-new villain named the Shadowman.

[10/29/20 - 11:08 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Returns with a Steamy Season on Sunday, December 6 at 8PM ET/PT
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, and Kenya Moore return this season.

[10/29/20 - 11:02 AM]
Awkwafina and Sandra Oh Star in Untitled Sister Comedy for Netflix
In the film, a lonely recluse's life is upended when her train wreck of a sister vows to mend their relationship by helping her fulfill her lifelong dream: to be a contestant on her favorite game show.

[10/29/20 - 10:17 AM]
Lark Voorhies to Make Special Appearance on "Saved by the Bell" Premiering Wednesday, Nov. 25 on Peacock
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez star in the new series, reprising their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater.

[10/29/20 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Announces Additional Casting for "Why Women Kill" Season Two
They join previously announced cast members Allison Tolman and Nick Frost.

[10/29/20 - 09:30 AM]
The CW Network Sets Premiere Dates for New Season
Highlights include the return of "The Flash" and the premiere of "Superman & Lois" on Tuesday, February 23.

[10/29/20 - 09:30 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Acquires Drama Series "Tell Me Your Secrets," Psychological Thriller Starring Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater and Enrique Murciano
The 10-episode drama, originally shot for TNT, revolves around a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past.

[10/29/20 - 09:19 AM]
The Midseason Premiere of "Tyler Perry's Ruthless" Returns Thursday, November 26 on BET+
The one-hour drama will drop three episodes on its premiere date, with new episodes launching every Thursday on BET+.

[10/29/20 - 09:13 AM]
HBO Documentary "The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," Spotlighting the Legendary Band, Debuts December 12
This film follows the Bee Gee's meteoric rise as they rode the highs of fame and fortune, negotiated the vagaries of the ever-shifting music business and navigated the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.